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SPECIAL EVENTS

Rockin’ Birthday Bash

Fri, 6-9pm
Jun 22

The incredible forces of the Novi Public Library and Novi Parks are joining together for one huge summer kickoff bash! Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program and the Sizzling Summer Art Series’ 10th Birthday with all of the essentials of an awesome birthday party. We’ll have inflatables, petting farm with horse rides, balloon sculpting, cupcake decorating, face painting, musical entertainment, food vendors and we’ll round out the evening with a showing of Beauty and the Beast (live action sing-along) on the outdoor big screen. Bring your socks and help us celebrate!

Age: All ages
Price: Free community event
Location: Fuerst Park, will relocate to Novi Civic Center for inclement weather

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ART OPPORTUNITIES/EXHIBITIONS

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

Color Your World Art Classes

Sat, 10:45am-12pm
May 19 Butterfly craft

Learn a new skill and have fun with the talented students from the Novi High School Art Program! The instructors will walk you through each step to create your own masterpiece. All materials are provided and no experience needed.

Age: 50+
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Room
Registration Ends: Call 248-347-0400 to RSVP by Wednesday to participate on Saturday.
Instructor: Novi High School Student Volunteers

Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibits 2018 Winter Schedule

April – Malcolm Wang, Photographer, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month

This public gallery is coordinated by the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. The gallery provides local and regional artists the opportunity to display their work in the space and share it with the public. For more information and art opening dates please visit cityofnovi.org/art.

Colored Pencil Art

Sessions:
Wed, 1-3pm
Apr 25
May 9, 23

Wed, 1-2:30pm
May 9, 23
Jun 13, 27
Jul 11, 25
Aug 8, 22

This group meets twice a month to unwind with some colored pencils, fun designs, and relaxing music. We have all the materials you’ll need for a great afternoon with new friends.

Age: 50+
Price: No cost
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Room
Registration: No registration, drop in

Call for Makers

Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibit

The Novi Civic Center Atrium Exhibit is a gallery that provides local artists the opportunity to display their work in the space and share it with the public. Please join the artist(s) during the opening for viewing and light refreshments.

2018 Art Exhibition Schedule Novi High School Select Show

May 1-31
Opening: May 4, 6-7pm

Family Self Defense Center

Jun 1-29
Opening: Jun 8, 6-8pm

Michigan Association of Calligraphers

Jun 30-Aug 10
Opening: Jul 12, 6-8pm

Birmingham Society of Women Painters

Aug 13-Sep 21
Opening: Aug 16, 6-7pm

Creative Card Making

Thu, 10-11am
Jun 7

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 this fun card making session. Our instructor is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Age: 18+
Price: $5 at the door to the instructor
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Craft Room
RSVP: Call the Older Adults Services Office at 248.347.0414 by Monday to participate on Thursday.  

Call for Artists

If you are interested in showcasing your artwork in the Atrium in 2019 please fill out the application online or stop by the Novi Parks Office. For more information, contact Amelia Purdy- Ketchum.

Villa Barr Art Park

Renovations are underway including pathways and a parking lot. A grand opening is anticipated in fall 2018.  Applications are being sought for artist-in-residence.  To learn more, visit cityofnovi.org/villabarr.

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DANCE

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

Baby Ballet

Thu, 11:15-11:45am
Mar 22-May 10

Sat, 9:30-10am
Mar 17-May 5

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. Comfortable clothing recommended for little ones. No class Mar 31, Apr 5, Apr 7, May 3. Thursday instructor is Chelsea Radgens and Saturday instructor is Nicole Ross.

Age: 2-3
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 5

Princess Ballet

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Jan 22-May 7

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 outfit is acceptable for class as long as your little princess can move and dance in it. No class Feb 19, Apr 2.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Tap and Toes

Sat, 10-10:40am
Jan 20-May 5

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginner students. This class is a great way to introduce children to dance! Students should wear leotard and tights and will need ballet and tap shoes. No class Feb 3,  Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Ballet I

Sat, 10:40-11:20am
Jan 20-May 5

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and increase strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises at the barre and center. No class Apr 7.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Hip Hop

Sat, 11:20am-12pm
Jan 20-May 5

This fun, high energy dance class will introduce participants to a variety of moves, steps, and footwork. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. No class Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Jazz 1

Wed, 4:20-5pm
Jan 31-May 9

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 Apr 4.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 23
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Tap I

Fri, 4:20-5pm
Jan 26-May 11

Students will learn tap steps and combinations in this beginner’s class. Dancers should wear a leotard, tights, and tap shoes. No experience needed for this beginner level class. No class Feb 2, Feb 23, Apr 6.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 23
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance Kids Hula

Sat, 9-9:30am
Mar 24-Jun 2

You and your family will have a blast learning the hula with the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan! Students should wear comfortable clothing and all experience levels are welcome. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Age: 5-12
Price: Res. $36/Non-Res. $43
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20

Adult Hula

Sat, 9:30-10:15am
Mar 24-Jun 2 (8 weeks)

Tue, 9:30-10:15am
Jan 23-Mar 27 (10 weeks)
Apr 10-May 29 (8 weeks)

Get into the rhythm of the islands with this fun Hawaiian and Polynesian dance class! This program will have you enjoying yourself and excited for the next class. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Age: 13+
Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72 per session
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Apr 4 (Tues session 2)/Mar 20 (Sat session 2)
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan

Advanced Hula (Invitation only)

Sat, 10:30-11:45am
Mar 24-Jun 2

Meet new people, learn a new art form, and get a workout with weekly classes at the Novi Civic Center. Students should wear comfortable clothing. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17
Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+
Mar 22-May 10 (6 weeks)

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique, choreographic patterns and formations. Some props may be used such as fans, rattles, rebozo, bandannas, etc. Dance shoes with leather sole preferred, no sneakers. Students will learn about different Mexican folk dances by region. All levels are welcome. No class Jan 25, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3.

Price: Session 1 - Res. $71/Non-Res. $86
Session 2 - Res. $61/Non-Res. $73
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20
Instructor: Elsa Carrera

Hawaiian & Polynesian Dance

Hula Basics, 6:15-7pm
Wed
Jul 11-Aug 15

Get into the rhythm of the islands with this fun Hawaiian and Polynesian dance class! This program will have you enjoying yourself and excited for the next session.

Age: 4+ Price: Res. $36/Non-Res. $43
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jul 9

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THEATRE

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

Honk Jr

Rehearsals
Tue, Thu, Sat
Feb 27-May 3

Pre-register your child for auditions at cityofnovi.org/art (no cost), starting January 29, 2018. If cast, actors are expected to pay the registration fee before rehearsals begin. Price includes most costume pieces, scripts, music, cast photo, and cast T-shirt. A detailed schedule will be developed after casting. Show dates are scheduled for May 3-6 and tickets will go on sale April 1, 2018. No rehearsals Mar 31-Apr 7.

Grades: 1-8
Registration Price: Res. $150/Non-Res. $180
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions

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MUSIC

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

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Mon, 10-10:40am
Mar 12-Apr 23

Tue, 10-10:40am
Mar 13-Apr 24

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play including keyboards. Through music and movement your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and developed. Grippy socks recommended for child. Optional materials fee due to Instructor: $36 Parent Book, CD, Rhythm Instrument, or $34 Parent Book, Digital Music Download, Rhythm Instrument. No class Apr 2/3.

Age: 3 months-3.5 years
Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 per session
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 7
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti

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COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE GROUPS

The Novi Choralaires & Novi Concert Band

Visit the Music section of our website for more information on these community performance groups.

Novi Choralaires Spring Concert - Women Composers in the Spotlight

Sat, 7:30pm
May 12
Novi Civic Center

Age: All ages welcome
Price: $12 adults; $10 senior, child under 12, or groups of ten or more
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration: Tickets available at the door.

Novi Concert Band

Spring Concerts

Sun, 2pm-4pm
May 20
Novi Civic Center

Friday, 7-8pm
Jun 1
Finnish Center in Farmington Hills

Friday, 7-7:30pm
Jun 22
Fuerst Park

The Novi Concert Band invites interested adult and advanced student musicians to join the group and meet people who love to play music. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm and performs throughout Novi and the surrounding area. Please contact noviconcertband@live.com for more information. All City of Novi performances are free of charge and open to all ages.