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Engage! Recreation Guide

Oct - Nov

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Oct - Nov 2020

Engage Recreation Guide
Oct - Nov 2020

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Share your story and promote your business! The Engage magazine is being redesigned to inform, entertain, educate and inspire people to connect with and contribute to the Novi community through articles focusing on events, services, programs and opportunities, as well as the traditional program listings. Business also will have the opportunity to advertise within the publication and make story pitches.

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Let's Dance! Novi offering in-person, virtual options

Take advantage of the variety of dance classes being offered this fall both virtually and in-person at the Novi Civic Center.
Fall Dance Schedule Poster
The in-person classes include:

  • Adult Ballet (Oct. 19-Nov. 16)
  • Ballet I & II (Oct. 19-Nov. 18)
  • Hip Hop (Oct. 21-Novi. 18)
  • Tap & Toes (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
  • Princess Ballet (Oct. 19-Nov. 16 & Oct. 24-Nov. 21)
  • Jazz/Hip Hop (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Virtual classes include:

  • Ballet I & II (Oct. 20-Nov. 17)
  • Jazz/Hip Hop (Oct. 20-Nov. 17)
Click here to register.

Take the next step in your tennis development

Youth playing tennis with maskOffering skilled instruction from Todd Beyer & Team.

Youth beginner and intermediate tennis offerings take place this fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Oct. 28 & 29. Beginner students will focus on how to hold the racquet, correct swing technique and proper footwork, while intermediate will work on improving serves, slice/topspin groundstrokes, and playing competitive games.

Program is spilt into ages 7-10 and 11-15.

Click here to register.

Ways to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween

Safe Halloween ArticleHalloween will take place later this month so we came up with a couple ideas to keep residents safe if they choose to participate.

As always, recommended trick-or-treat hours in Novi are from 6-8pm.

You can find the article with the tips here. Also the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released recommendations for Halloween.

Tips for trick-or-treaters and parents:

  • Trick or treat with people you live with.
  • Avoid congregating in groups around houses.
  • Wear a face mask covering both the mouth and nose. (A costume mask is not a substitute).
  • Only go to houses with safety measures in place.

Tips for homeowners:

  • Mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door.
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters.
  • Consider handing out candy in an open space where distancing is possible, rather than the front door.
  • Consider handing out candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact.

Keep your soccer skills sharp with elite training clinics

Kids playing soccerDon't put away those soccer cleats just yet! Novi Parks Soccer Club has a couple opportunities for you to keep improving this fall.

NPSC is working with the Mit West Futsal Club to offer Elite Soccer Training for kids U9-U19. Players will receive three virtual modules and one in-person training per week for four weeks. Cost is $25.

NPSC is also offering Challenger Soccer Clinics for kids U5-U10. There will be a maximum of 15 players per session. Cost is $40 or $48 depending on age.

Click here to register.

Welcome back and stay tuned for more to come

Martial Arts ParticipantsNovi Parks is excited to welcome back participants and players to our programs. As sports and recreational programming resumes, we are committed to the health and safety of all players, participants, coaches, instructors, staff, parents, and the community.

We have established Return-to-Recreation Guidelines that are based on recommendations from the CDC, State of Michigan, and sport-specific associations. The guidelines include information about self-monitoring and reporting illness, face coverings, equipment usage, and social distancing.

We have a variety of virtual and in-person programs planned and also plan to offer youth basketball and volleyball leagues. Stay tuned to for additional information soon or give us a call at 248.347.0400.

Virtual theatre workshops help prepare for the stage

Act One Theatre Workshop FlyerEven though we aren't meeting face-to-face just yet, be sure to check out these outstanding specialty theatre workshops that start the week of Sept. 14.

Workshops are 3-4 weeks in length and meet two evenings per week for 1, 1.5 or 2 hours. Registration fees range from $95-$115 for residents.

Workshops include:

  • Scriptwriting Part 1 (9th-12th)
  • Sketch Comedy (9th-12th)
  • Theatre Choreography (K-4 & 5-12)
  • Singing in Character (7th-12th)
  • Mastering the Monologue (5th-8th)
  • Puppet Theatre (K-4)
Click here to register.

Parents, kids encouraged to try Turning Teen

Turning Teen LogoThe Turning Teen workshops have gone virtual, which means it's even easier to participate as you can watch it all at once or break it into segments.

This program provides age appropriate, medically-accurate information about puberty, emotions, anxiety and more for boys and girls through its four different workshops.

Talks that are available include:

  • Managing Emotions: Anxiety 101
  • Body Basics for Girls
  • Being My Best Self for Girls
  • Body Basics for Boys
Click here to register.  

Keep your kids active with 'Parks & RECess'

Park and Recess logoJoin the Novi Parks staff for recess-style activities this fall!

Our new series called "Parks & RECess" will provide an opportunity for kids to stay active and socialize in a safe environment. Each week will focus on a new theme and rotate through our various parks.

The program takes place Monday-Thursday from Sept. 14-Nov. 19 at 4:30pm. To see the weekly themes visit or call 248.347.0400.

Click here to register.

Novi Dog Park memberships, renewals go virtual

Novi Dog Park LogoRegistering to become a member of the Novi Dog Park or renewing your membership can now be done virtually.

Simply head over to and follow the instructions listed for new members and renewals.

Annual memberships are $30/resident and $60/non-resident. A key fob is needed for entry, along with proof of required vaccinations and current Oakland County Dog License.

Learn more here.

Win an Amazon gift card in our eSports Rec Leagues

ESportsThe eSports Rec Leagues continue to grow in popularity and we are sweetening the pot with "Big Prize" leagues for Amazon gift cards.

Fall Season is from Sep. 27-Nov. 7. Champs of the regular leagues will win a championship shirt, while "Big Prize" league winners will get Amazon gift cards: $150 (1st), $50 (2nd), $25 (3rd).

To register, download the Mission Control GG app on your phone, select Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and join a league.

Click here to register.

Stretch & Strength returns to the Novi Civic Center

Pic-Group FitnessImprove your stamina, strength and flexibility with our Stretch & Strength class at the Novi Civic Center!

All exercises are adaptable so you can work at your own pace while doing low-impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Bring your own face mask (mandatory for participation), hand-held weights (if you have them) and water. Class starts Wednesday, Nov. 4. Register online, in-person or by mail.

Click here to register.

Strengthen mind, body & spirit through Tai Chi

Pic-Tai ChiOften referred to as "meditation in motion" our Tai Chi classes are perfect for the active adult who wants to strengthen their mind, body and spirit.

This ancient Chinese martial art consists of a sequence of low-impact, slow, graceful motions. The class is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation. Participants learn at their own pace and no experience is needed. Bring your own face mask (mandatory for participation). Pre-registration required by Nov. 5. Classes start on Nov. 10.

Click here to register.

Take charge of your chronic pain with free workshop

Pic-Chronic PainChronic Pain Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a no-cost, six-week workshop designed to help people living with chronic pain manage their health conditions and live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

You'll learn how to:

  • Challenge myths about dealing with pain
  • Master techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  • Pace yourself around activity & rest
  • Exercise appropriately to maintain or improve strength & endurance

This workshop will take place on Zoom with an informational session on Nov. 3 and the workshop starting on Nov. 10 from 1-3pm. To register, call 248.849.5752.

Click here to know more.

Tumble Bunnies classes take over the Civic Center

Pic-Tumble BunniesGet your little one moving with a variety of Tumble Bunnies classes being offered at the Novi Civic Center next month.

Classes offered include:

  • Itty Bitty Bunnies (18mo-almost 3)
  • Cheer Bunnies (Ages 3-5, 6-8)
  • Bizzy Bunnies (Age 3-4)
  • Yoga Bunnies (Ages 3-5, 6-8)
  • Happy Hoppers (Age 5-7)

Click here to register.

Socially-distanced bingo at the Novi Civic Center

Pic-Bingo.jpgWe are bringing bingo back to the Novi Civic Center for the holidays.

Join us at 1 pm on Friday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Dec. 18 to see who can fill their cards and be the first to shout "bingo!" The November bingo session is "Give Thanks for Friends" and prizes will be Thanksgiving-themed. The December session is "Happy Holidays" and prizes will be holiday-themed.

Please call 248.347.0400 to register.

Take a safe ride with Novi Senior Transportation

Novi Senior TransportationRide safely to your appointments with Novi Senior Transportation.

The service takes Novi residents 55+ and those under 55 with a limited disability to doctors appointments, shopping restaurants and more.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all passengers must wear a face mask while in the vehicle. A passenger can expect their driver will be wearing a face mask and vehicles to be sanitized between each passenger.

To schedule a ride, call 248.735.5617.

Click here to know more.

Beyond Books (Novi Public Library)

Use the following links to visit the Novi Library website for more information.

Library Board
Friends of the Novi Library / Kaleidoscope Series
Historical Commission
Adult Programs
Adult Book Discussion Groups
Adult Career Development and Business Programs
Adult Language Programs
Adult Computer Programs
Tween and Teen Programs
Youth Story Times
Youth Programs
iCube Makerspace

Other Recreational Opportunities

Kensington Metropark

Logo - MetroparksWith more than 2.5 million visitors each year, Kensington Metropark is a 4,481-acre first-class recreational facility. Its wooded hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake. The park features an 18-hole regulation golf course, a disc golf course, a nature center, a farm learning center, picnic areas, beaches, boat rentals, cross country skiing, ice skating, a paved hike-bike trail and more. Click here to visit the Kensington Metropark website.

Maybury State Park

Maybury Park is located at 50165 Eight Mile in Northville Township – 48167. Enter at the RED Maybury Farm sign entrance off Eight Mile approximately 1.75 miles west of Beck Road. Click here for more information on Maybury State Park.


Oakland County Parks is a site for residents and visitors alike. It provides a gateway to all there is to see and do in Oakland County, Michigan, from our scenic recreation areas to our vibrant downtowns.

Oakland County Parks Opportunities

Individuals with disabilities may participate in all general recreation and leisure opportunities. A recreation therapist is available to assist in making your experience a success. Adaptive sports equipment, fishing equipment, trail chairs, pool transfer chairs and hand cycles are available.

Check for additional programs and sports clinics at