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Gift Certificates

Novi Parks offers gift certificates, perfect for birthdays and holidays. Gift-givers can customize the amount
and purchase an as e-card to be used
toward any Novi Parks program. No additional fees apply. Call 248.347.0400 for more information.

Create Memories with Family & Friends

Discounted tickets for the Detroit Zoo, Cedar Point, and select Detroit Red Wings games are available through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.  Click here to discover the savings.

Shredding Saturdays

First Saturday Every Month, 9am-12pm

Through a partnership with Corrigan Record Storage, Novi residents may recycle up to 300 pounds with NAID Certified Secured Shredding for a $5 fee. Over 300 pounds is $.05 per pound. Hard drive destruction is available for a $5 fee.

Location: Corrigan Record Storage, 45200 Grand River Avenue

Novi Youth Council

Mondays (bi-weekly), 3-4pm
Jan - Dec

In summer 2005, the Novi Youth Council adopted a policy resolution encouraging Novi youth to become civically active within the community as members of the Nov Youth Council. Each year the Novi City Council interviews and appoints school students to the Youth Council. The 21-member council is charged with making recommendations to the City Council concerning the needs of children, youth and families in the city and the appropriate means by which public and private agencies in cooperation with volunteer efforts may address such needs. The two year term will begin July 2018 and go through Dec 2019. If you are a Novi resident in 9-12 grade and are interested in applying for a position, please visit www.cityofnovi.org/youthcouncil or call the Community Relations Department at 248.735.5628.

Novi Nights Group Mountain Bike Rides

Tue, 6:30pm
Weather Permitting
Novi Nights is a beginner-friendly group ride hosted by the Motor City Mountain Biking Association. The ride has stopping points to regroup along the trail. All skill levels are welcome. Riders often enjoy a post ride gathering at Lakeview Bar and Grill.
Age: All Price: Free
Location: Lakeshore Park, 601 South Lake Drive

Click here to register

Novi Travel Camp

Wed - Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm
Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4

Come join the City of Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and travel daily to a different location for a fun field trip. Participants will take part in various camp activities (kickball, soccer, arts and crafts and relay races) before and after leaving for trips.

Age: 6-13
Price: Res. $40/Non-Res. $48 per day
Location: Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile Rd.
Registration Ends: Dec 20

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Reindeer Camp

Wed-Fri, 9am-3pm
Dec 26-28, Jan 2-4

The kids will have winter fun on the farm with the reindeer, arctic foxes and many other farm friends. Our crafts will be made with antlers, wood and warm fiber from the animals on the farm.

Age: 4-12
Price: Res. $150/Non-Res. $180
Location: Carousel Acres
Registration Ends: Dec 20

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Nerf Wars

Fri, 6:30-8pm
Jan 11

Grab your Nerf guns and get ready to battle. An all-out Nerf war is about to begin with capture the flag, target practice and freeze tag. Bring your own Nerf guns, darts will be supplied. Each participant will receive pizza and a drink.

Ages: 8-12
Price: Res. $15 / Non-Res. $17 per person
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 6

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Chili Chilly Softball Showdown

Sat, 9am
Jan 19
The co-ed event will feature one pitch per at bat, prizes for all participants and a lunch featuring koney dogs from Kerby’s Koney Island. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Teams will take part in a double elimination format with games lasting six innings. The Novi Civic Center will be open to heat up, and wooden bats will be provided.

Register your team at cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0400 to be put on a free agent list. PLEASE NOTE: If fields are not playable due to unseasonably warm weather, the makeup date will be Sat, Feb. 9. Do not miss this unique event!

Age: 18+
Price: $250 per team
Location: Ella Mae Power Park
Registration Ends: Jan 9

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Turning Teen: Body Basics

Sun, 2-4pm
Jan 27
Turning Teen provides age appropriate, medically accurate information about puberty in an engaging and relaxed manner. This educational, interactive workshop is ideal for girls before puberty starts or at the beginning of puberty. This is an introduction to your body and its parts, the difference between boys and girls, physical and emotional changes that happen during puberty, rules for body respect, emotions and more. For more information and to register visit turningteen.com

Ages: 8-12 plus parent
Price: $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 24

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The Extraordinary Genius of Michigan's David Barr

David BarrThu, 7-8:30pm
Jan 31
Join us for The Premier Event highlighting international artist, sculptor, author and teacher David Barr.
Villa Barr books will be available for purchase ($20).
Registration Required, novilibrary.org or 248-349-0720
Click here for the flyer

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Super Groovy Daddy Daughter Dance

Super Groovy Daddy Daughter DanceFri, 7-9:00pm
Feb 1
Sat, 2-4:00pm, 7-9:00pm
Feb 2

Novi Civic Center
$14 per person, price will increast to $19 after Janury 27, 2019.  Photo packages, corsages, and keepsake charm available for additional cost.  For additional information call 248-347-0400

Click here for the flyer

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Celebrate Novi's Anniversary

Mon, 6:00-8:00pm
Feb 11

Come Celebrate Novi's 50th Anniversary, everyone is invited!  Join us for a community celebration at the Novi Civic Center.  Historical Exhibit, Light Refreshments, Entertainment
Questions? Email Community Relations or 248-735-5628.

Click here to register

Oakland County Adaptive Dance

Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Feb 20
Individuals 18 with developmental disabilities and older can enjoy a Winter Wonderland with their friends. To register call Oakland County Parks at (248) 424-7081.

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Mother Son Hoedown

Fri, 7-9pm
Mar 1

Join us for a special Mother Son night at the Novi Civic Center where you can dance the night away! Appetizers, interactive dances, music, photos, desserts, and more are included. The event is an opportunity for the special female in your son’s life to spend some quality time with them.
Price: Res. $14 / Non-Res. $17 per person

Instructor: PRCS Staff
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 22

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37th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

37th Annual Bowl-A-ThonFlyer-BowlAThon.jpgSat, 1-3:00pm, (check-in at noon)
Mar 2
Novi Bowl

Please come and support Novi Youth Assistance, a prevention program servicing families and youth from Novi.  We are accepting all levels of sponsorship (corporate, lane and prize donors).  If you want to sponsor a lane or are interested in signing up a bowling team, please contact 248.347.0410 or visit cityofnovi.org
$25 per person, 2 Games of Bowling, Shoes and Subs/Pizza
Sponsor a Lane - $100, Name on a Lane
Corporate Sponsor - $500, 4 Bowlers for Free, 8’ Banner with Company Name
Click here for the flyer

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Turning Teen: Being My Best Self

Sun, 2-4pm
Mar 3
Being My Best Self is a mother-daughter workshop, intended to help facilitate and continue important conversations about body changes at home. Girls will learn important tips about taking care of and respecting their bodies, including information about skin care, shaving, bras and details about period and period care. Help your daughter understand and respect her changing body by giving her the information that she needs to recognize the importance of self-care!  For more information and to register visit, turningteen.com.

Ages: 10+ plus parent
Price: $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 26

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Finding Bigfoot

Finding BigfootJanuary 7 - March 17
Bigfoot will be hiding around Novi this winter and we need your help to find him!  Clues given weekly @ Facebook.com/NoviParks. Post photos of you and Bigfoot in the comment section of the clue. Family with the most photos wins a free week at Camp Lakeshore. Additional contests will happen throughout out the 10 weeks.

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Spring Robin Races

Sun, 7:45am
Apr 28
The 2nd Annual Spring Robin Races will offer Half Marathon and 10K runs and a 5K run/walk on April 28, 2019.  The half marathon, 10K & 5K courses are paved and provide scenic views of beautiful Island Lake. All races will start at Novi Middle School and finish on the NMS track. The day will also feature a DJ/announcer at the start and finish areas. Packet pickup & late registration will be race day morning before the race. Post-race refreshments will be in the NMS cafeteria. Race participants have the option of a stylish short-sleeve tech shirt or a reduced registration fee as well as finisher medals. Age group awards are provided for all events. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Novi Parks Foundation and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Go to springrobinraces.com for more information.

Price: $34 for the 5K, $36 for the 10K, and $45 for the Half Marathon (before March 10). Prices rise to $39, $41, and $50 until April 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM. Prices on race day are $44, $46, and $55.

Registration: Register online at springrobinraces.com or print a form from the website and send it to the mailing address on the form.

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We want YOU to be IN the Memorial Day Parade

Mon, 10am
May 27
The Memorial Day Parade has been a Novi community tradition forever, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Novi civic organizations, businesses, bands, scout troops and families are encouraged to march and showcase pride and spirit. To be part of this great community event that honors Veterans and those currently serving, call 248.347.0414 or complete form available at cityofnovi.org/memorialday.
In celebration of Novi’s 50th anniversary, a “Parades of the Past” album is being created to highlight Novi’s longstanding tradition of Memorial Day Parades.  Help us tell this story by sharing your memories through pictures. We are seeking photographs taken between 1901-2001 to include in the album.  See cityofnovi.org/memorialday for details.

Price: No Charge - Free Community Event
Location: Ten Mile Road - Karim Blvd to Novi Civic Center
Registration: Forms available at cityofnovi.org/memorialday

Click here to register