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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.

Solar Panels- How Can They Benefit You?

Thu, 5:30-6:30pm
Jan 30
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Jan 28

Solar our world. Join us for a talk to learn more about solar panels and how they can benefit the homeowner or business owner.

Age: Any
Price: Free
Instructor: Mark Cryderman
Location: Novi Civic Center

Chasing Coral

Thu, 11am-1pm
Feb 6
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 04

This film explores and explains why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  Pre-registration required by calling 248-347-0414.

Age: Any
Price: Free
Location: Novi Public Library

Daddy Daughter Dance

Fri, 7pm - 9pm
Feb 7
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 07

Sat, 2pm - 4pm
Feb 8
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 08

Sat, 7pm - 9pm
Feb 8
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 08

The City of Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services invite you to the Daddy Daughter Glow Dance.  $15 per person. Price will increase to $20 after February 2. Corsages and keepsake charm available for additional cost. No registration at the door.

Turning Teen: Managing Emotions: Anxiety 101

Sun, 1-3pm
Feb 9
Registration is closed

Tweens often think there is something “wrong” with them when they experience stress, anxiety and worry. Come together with your child for an informational and educational presentation about anxiety, stress and worry. Your child will discover healthy ways to manage these emotions and you’ll find ways to support them through these normal feelings. This program will be taught by Social Worker, Michelle White LMSW. For more information and to register visit turningteen.com.

Ages: 8-12 with trusted adult  
Price: $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center

Challenge Island - STEAM

Registration is closed

Tue, 6pm-7:15pm
Jan 7-Feb 25 

Challenge Island is an award-winning, hands-on, arts integrated program aligned with Common Core, State and Next Generation Science, ELA, as well as Social/Emotional Standards. By adding the ARTS to S.T.E.M = S.T.E.A.M., we can engage younger children in basic concepts while still enjoying a playful atmosphere. Challenge Island’s all new Cool Careers Island will give you a taste of some of the world’s most exciting jobs from veterinarian to marine biologist to professional basketball player. Start engineering your future today.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Res. $135/Non Res. $180
Location: Novi Civic Center

Home Energy Efficiency

Wed, 7pm
Feb 26
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 24

The City of Novi is hosting a workshop offering information and tips for homeowners to learn the best practices for maintaining energy efficient homes. During the workshops, people will learn:

  • The benefits of energy efficiency existing homes
  • Ways to improve energy performance in your home
  • Healthy material choices for new and retrofit projects
  • Pre-registration required by calling 248-347-0414.

Age: Any
Price: Free  
Instructor: Brandon McCullough
Location: Novi Civic Center

Mother Son Dance

Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 21

Fri 7-9pm
Feb 28

Join us for a special Mother Son carnival themed dance at the Novi Civic Center. Appetizers, carnival games, DJ, photo booth, 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. The female can be an aunt, grandmother, etc.

Age: All
Price: Res. $14 / Non-Res. $17 per person 
Location: Novi Civic Center 

NYA 38th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

Fri, 1-4pm
Mar 7

Come support Novi Youth Assistance, a prevention program servicing families and youth from Novi, at its 38th annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser. The organization is accepting all levels of sponsorships (corporate, lane and prize donors). If you would like to sponsor a lane or are interested in signing up a bowling team, contact 248-347-0410. Learn more and register at cityofnovi.org/nya.

Age: All
Location: Novi Bowl, 21700 Novi Road

Leprechaun Hunt

Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 06

Fri, 6:30-8pm 
Mar 13

If you have a little or a lot of green in your heart join us for a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed night. Participants will build a Leprechaun Trap, hunt for the Pot of Gold and play other themed games.    

Age: 6-10
Price: Res. $10 / Non-Res. $12 per person    
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Turning Teen: Being My Best Self

Sun, 1-3pm
Mar 22
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 16

Being My Best Self is the second Turning Teen workshop for girls. The first program in the series is recommended, but not required. This program is recommended for girls ages 10 and up OR girls who have started puberty. Being My Best Self is a mother-daughter workshop, intended to help facilitate and continue important conversations about body changes at home. Help your daughter understand and respect her changing body by giving her the information she needs to recognize the importance of self-care! For more information and to register visit turningteen.com.

Ages:  10 + with trusted adult
Price:  $60 per couple
Location: Novi Civic Center

Camp Invention – Fast Forward

Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 18

Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm
Apr 6-10

Join us for the programs that make Science, Technology, Engineer-ing, and Math (STEM) and problem solving more fun than you ever thought possible. Inspired by the Inductees of the National Inven-tors Hall of Fame, our educational programs are designed to im-pact young minds through fun, hands-on activities infused with the spirit of innovation. These immersive enrichment programs are led by local, certified educators and promote STEM concepts, as well as 21st century learning skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving. Each age-appropriate program we offer embraces its own unique characteristics, but what ties them all together is an exciting environment with no wrong answers, a chance to brainstorm with peers, and an opportunity to build confi-dence in the natural ability to dream and create. Extended Day Care available with the program running from 7:30am-5:30pm. Registration ends March 18.

To register, visit campinvention.org.  
Grade: K-6
Price: $250
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Challenge Island - STEAM

Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 01

Tue, 6pm-7:15pm
Mar 3-Apr 23

Challenge Island is an award-winning, hands-on, arts integrated program aligned with Common Core, State and Next Generation Science, ELA, as well as Social/Emotional Standards. By adding the ARTS to S.T.E.M = S.T.E.A.M., we can engage younger children in basic concepts while still enjoying a playful atmosphere. Grab your survival gear for an Amazonian adventure on Rainforest Island©. You and a tribeful of friends will take on a jungle of challenges at breathtaking destinations like Jaguar’s claw, Monkey Swing and Anaconda Squeeze.  

Grades: 1-4
Price: Res. $135 / Non-Res. $180
Location: Novi Civic Center