Novi Parks gearing up for activity-filled spring
Release date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Contact: Nathan Mueller, Community Relations Specialist 248-347-0431
Registration now open for camps, theatre performances, Eggstravaganza, adult soccer, Silly Auction, outdoor gear swap and more!
Novi, Michigan, March 3, 2017 – This spring, the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has something for everyone, ranging from sports, cultural arts, family activities or programs for older adults. More information is available by calling 248-347-0400. Registration is going on now.
- A youth production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” will take place later this month at the Novi Civic Center, with hour-long performances at 7 p.m. March 24, 1 and 6 p.m. March 25, and 2 p.m. March 26. Tickets are $10 per person for all ages and are available through March 23. Space permitting, limited tickets will be available at the door for cash sales only.
- For those staying in town for spring break, April 3-7, Spring Break Art Camp will have campers exploring new techniques and showcasing their work. The cost is $220 per resident in grades K-6. The camp runs 9 a.m-4 p.m. Before and after care is available. The Emmett’s World Camp LEGO Bricks will take place 9a.m. - noon for those in grades 1-6. The cost is $156 per resident. Day on the Farm Camp will take place at Carousel Acres in South Lyon. A shuttle will be provided from the Novi Civic Center. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with before and after care available. The cost is $225 per resident in grades K-6.
- The popular Eggstravaganza egg hunt will take place 2-4 p.m. April 9 at Fuerst Park and inside the Novi High School Atrium. The event includes crafts, bunny visits and multiple egg hunts split between different ages. Cost is $5 per resident child, ages 6 months-12 years. Register by April 2 to avoid a late fee. Space is limited.
- Registration is open for the Novi 6v6 Adult Coed Soccer League with an April 12 deadline. The season runs Friday nights at Wildlife Woods Park, 26442 Wixom Road, from April 21-June 16 for eight games. The hour-long games will kick off at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost per team is $239, plus $20 per game per team for referee fees. Teams will need a minimum of two of their six players on the field at any time to be female. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the season. Interested individuals can contact the Parks Office to be placed on a free agent list. A seven-game summer league will run from July 7-Aug. 25 and cost $209 per team; with a June 22 registration deadline.
- Novi’s Meadowbrook Activity Center, 25075 Meadowbrook Road, will host the annual Silly Auction at the MAC from 7-9 p.m. April 21. Silly money, auction items and an appetizer bar are included. Tickets are $7 for residents and $8.50 for non-residents; ages 55 and older. Register by 4 p.m. April 13.
- Novi is teaming with Northville, South Lyon, Wixom and Livonia to present Senior Stock, a chance for older adults to relive the music and styles of the 1960s and ‘70s. The event will feature food, dancing, costume contests, vendors, games, prizes and music by Motor City Syndicate. Senior Stock will take place 6-10 p.m. April 27 at the Northville Community Center. Tickets are $8 through 5 p.m. April 20 and are available through all five cities for anyone ages 55 and older. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Visit facebook.com/seniorsocialites for more on the regional program.
- Join outdoor enthusiasts for Can You Gear Me?, a gear-swapping event similar to popular mom-to-mom sales. Scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 .m. May 7 at Lakeshore Park, 601 S. Lake Drive, those interested in selling items can secure a 10x20 space with one six-foot table and two chairs for $15. Gear is expected to range from camping supplies to gear for cycling, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking or simply enjoying the great outdoors. Purchasers may try gear on the hiking and biking trails and on Walled Lake. Register for your spot by April 28. The event is free to attend for those looking to purchase gear.
- Parents looking to keep their children active and engaged during summer may consider a number of summer camp offerings including Camp Lakeshore, Camp PowerPlay, Challenger Soccer, Farm Camp, Princess Ballet Camp, Musical Theater Camp and much more. Camps fill quickly, so register soon. Prices, age range and camp times vary by the camp type.