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SPECIAL EVENTS

NEW - Valentine’s Date Night at Tony Sacco’s

Sunday, 4-6pm February 12

Treat your sweetie to a fun, affordable and unique date night at Tony Sacco’s of Novi! Each couple will create a  heart shaped pizza to be baked in the special coal oven and shared by candlelight. Price includes two people, one pizza with your choice of toppings, an order of garlic rotolis and two soft drinks.

Age: 18+
Price: $20 per couple
Location: Tony Sacco’s of Novi, 42970 Grand River Ave
Registration Ends: Feb 9

 

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ART OPPORTUNITIES/EXHIBITIONS

Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information Community Art.

Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibit

Visit the Civic Center Atrium Exhibit page.

Public Sculpture Exhibit

Visit the Public Sculpture Exhibit page.

NEW - Spring Break Art Camp

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm April 3-7

Keep your child’s brain in gear with this fun art camp during Spring Break! Projects will include a variety of mediums and they will have a blast learning new techniques for making  art. Camper should bring a lunch and a snack each day. No additional fees for materials. There will be an artist showcase on Friday at 3pm to highlight the work done throughout the week. Before and after care will be offered at the Novi Civic Center with drop off starting at 8am and pick up by 5pm.

Grade: K-6
Price: Res. $220/Non-Res. $253 Before & After Care: $80
Registration Ends: Mar 27
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: Kelley Folger

NEW - Creative Card Making

Wednesday, 10-11am
January 18 - Valentine’s Day
February 15 - Birthday
March 15 - Thank You
April 19 - Spring
May 17 - Flowers

In a world full of computers and emails isn’t it great to receive greeting cards in the mail? We think so! We’ll bring the materials and you bring your creativity for these fun card making sessions. Our instructor is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Age: 18+
Price: $5 at the door to the instructor
Instructor: Sheri Unchiyama
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Craft Room
RSVP by calling the Older Adults Services Office at 248.347.0414 by Monday to participate on Wednesday.

Mother’s Day Card Class for All Ages

Saturday, 10-11am May 13

There’s nothing moms love more than a homemade gift! Show her you love her this year with a handmade Mother’s Day card. All ages welcome, children under 10 please bring an adult helper.

Age: All
Price: Register for free online and pay the instructor $5 at the class.
Instructor: Sheri Uchiyama
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 10

Colored Pencil Art Sessions

Wednesday, 1-3pm
January 11, 25
February 8, 22
March 8, 22
April 12, 26
May 10, 24

Join us at Meadowbrook for two hours of coloring and socializing each second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All materials are provided and you are more than welcome to bring your own designs and pencils. No registration is necessary for this program.

Age: 50+
Price: FREE
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Room Novi Civic Center

 

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DANCE

Visit the Dance section of our website for more information on Dance Opportunities.

Baby Ballet

Wednesday, 4:15-4:45pm
Jan 25-Mar 8
Mar 29-May 10

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of dance with this fun parent and toddler class. Participants will have fun with basic movement and steps with the support of mom or dad. A leotard and tights are recommended wear for the little dancers. No class February 22, April 5.

Age: 2-3
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 18/Mar 22 18

Princess Ballet

Monday, 4:15-4:55pm or 5-5:40pm
Jan 23-Mar 6
Mar 27-May 8

This fun fairytale dance class introduces ballet fundamentals to young beginning dancers. Participants will have story time and learn dance basics, all while wearing their favorite princess dress! Any dress is acceptable for class as long as your little princess can move and dance in it. No class February 20, April 3.

Age: 3-6
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 18/Mar 22

Tap and Toes

Saturday, 10:35-11:15am
Jan 21-Mar 4
Mar 18-May 6

This is a combination ballet and tap class for beginning/intermediate students. Girls will need ballet shoes, tap shoes, leotard and tights. Boys will need ballet shoes, tap shoes, shorts and t-shirt. No class February 4, April 1, April 8.

Age: 3-6
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 18/Mar 15

Beginner Jazz

Wednesday, 4:50-5:30pm
Jan 25-Mar 8
Mar 29-May 10

Dancers will be introduced to jazz fundamentals including warm ups, stretching, isolations and more. No experience needed for this beginner level class. Dancers will need to wear leotard, tights and jazz shoes. No class February 22, April 5.

Age: 4-7
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 18/Mar 22

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Thursday, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Thursday, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17
Thursday, 8-9pm, Age: 18+
Jan 19-Feb 16
Mar 9-May 11

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique (upper body), choreographic patterns and formations. Some props may be used such as fans, rattles, rebozo, bandannas, etc. Dance shoes with leather sole preferred, no sneakers. The class teaches about different Mexican folk dances by region. All levels welcome. No class April 6, 13.

Price: Session 1 Res. $51/Non-Res. $61 (5 classes)
Session 2 Res. $82/Non-Res. $98 (8 classes)
Instructor: Carolina Harris and Elsa Carrera
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 17/Mar 7

 

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THEATRE

Visit the Theatre section of our website for more information on Theatre Opportunities.

After School Musical Theatre

Tuesday, 4:05-5:05pm,
Parkview El Gym
Jan 17-Mar 28
Apr 11-Jun 13
Grades 1-4

Wednesday, 4:05-5:05pm,
Deerfield El Cafeteria
Jan 18-Mar 29
Apr 12-Jun 14
Grades 1-4

Tuesday, 3:05-3:50pm, Novi
Meadows 6th Grade Cafeteria
Jan 17-Mar 28
Apr 11-Jun 13
Grades 5-6

Students will discover the joys of acting, singing, dance, theater, improve and more with abridged versions of “Mary Poppins” for the first session and “Tangled” for the second session. The sessions will end with a performance where parents, friends and family can come see the tools and skills the students learned with Sunset Theatre Company. Students will have a great time and leave with a brand new sense of self confidence and teamwork. The program is also great for fostering good study habits, excellent for both boys and girls. No class February 21, 22.

Instructor: Sunset Theatre Company
Price: Res. $130/Non-Res. $156

Imagination Theatre Class

Wednesday, 10:15-11am
Jan 25-Mar 29

This class is a creative dramatics class and is for those that love the continual process of imagination and invention. Children act, dance, play theater games, dress up in costumes, and act out a “Play of the Day” each class. Every child is encouraged to share ideas and shine in this inspiring environment that develops self-expression, body awareness, social skills and of course to have fun!

Ages: 3-6
Instructor: Sunset Theatre Company
Price: Res. $130/$156 Non-Res. $156
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Deadline: Jan 23

Novi Civic Theatre Spring Musical Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services presents Alice in Wonderland Jr

Auditions on January 21, 12-5pm at the Novi Civic Center. Pre-register at no cost by 5pm on January 20 at cityofnovi.org. If cast, actors are expected to pay the registration fee.

Registration Price: Res.$150/Non- Res.$180
Price includes most costume pieces, scripts, music, cast photo, and cast t-shirt.
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday (evenings), Saturday (mornings) beginning Feb 4.
Grades: K-8
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions
Show Dates: March 24 at 7pm, 25 at 6pm, 26 at 2pm

Early purchase of show tickets will be $10 each and will be available online at cityofnovi.org or at the Novi Parks Office (during office hours) until 5pm on March 23. There will be no ticket sales over the phone and all tickets are general admission. Ticket sales at the door will open one hour before show time and will be $12 each (cash only). For more information regarding auditions, rehearsals and performances will be posted here.

 

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MUSIC

Visit the Music section of our website for more information on Music Opportunities.

Easy Folk Guitar

Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
Apr 11-May 30

This course is designed to teach basic folk guitar so there will be NO note reading. Within eight weeks you will learn how to play along while singing simple Folk Tunes such as “You are my Sunshine” as well as simple tunes from the 60’s and 70’s. You will be taught to read a tablature and learn some easy strum patterns that will enable you to learn to play dozens of songs-provided you put in some DAILY practice time. You will learn to accompany yourself while singing so even if you don’t have a great voice you will be encouraged to sing and have fun. Acoustic or classical guitars are preferred. Finger nails on left hand should be trimmed short. Call 248.347.0400 for help on finding a guitar.

Age: 18+
Price: Res. $64/Non Res. $76
Instructor: Geri Green
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Apr 5

Musikgarten – Budding Sprouts

Monday, 10-10:40am
Jan 9-Feb 27
Mar 13-Apr 24
Tuesday, 10-10:40am
Jan 10-Feb 28
Mar 14-Apr 25

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play, including keyboards. Through this music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Activities are designed to increase your child’s curiosity about music, to establish a sense of beat, as well as a foundation for singing and musical thought. Grippy socks are recommended for each child. No class January 16, 17, February 20, 21, April 3, 4. Optional materials fee due to the instructor: $36 Parent Book, CD, Rhythm Instrument.

Age: 3 months-3.5 years
Price: Res. $66/Non-Res. $79 per session
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 5/Mar 9

 

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

The Novi Choralaires

Visit the Novi Choralaires page.

Novi Concert Band

Visit the Novi Concert Band page.