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Engage! Recreation Guide

Feb - Mar 2021

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Feb - Mar 2021

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Feb - Mar 2021

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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.

Click here to get involved.

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Join our youth basketball, volleyball mini-leagues

We have switched up our traditional youth basketball and volleyball format to bring you a four-week mini-league.

Youths practicing basketballEach week your child will practice for 25 minutes and play in a game for 45 minutes against the same 10-20 players. Teams will be switched up each week so kids can play with and against different players each week.

We have coed leagues for K-2, boys grades 3-5, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, and girls grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 in basketball. Our volleyball leagues are for girls in grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6.

Click here to register

Get ready for Easter & make a fused glass night light

Pic-EasterBunnyNightlightDesign a beautiful fused glass Easter Bunny night light with local glass fusing artist Laurie Freeman of Kiss My Glass on Thursday, March 18 at either 10am or 6pm at the Novi Civic Center.

This is an easy, step-by-step instructional class appropriate for ages 10 and up. No experience is needed and all supplies will be provided.

Cost is $28/resident & $34/non-resident.

Click here to register.

Join us outside on the trails for Night Hikes and S'mores

Get the family together and get outside on the trails at ITC Community Sports Park and Family hiking in snowLakeshore Park.

The March hikes are currently scheduled for March 19 at Lakeshore Park.

This program is free but pre-registration is required. Make sure you wear proper footwear and dress for the weather.

Click here to register.

Showcase your skills in Novi Parks' Nerf Wars battle

Pic-NERFWarsGrab your Nerf guns and get ready for battle! Nerf Wars take place outside on Saturday, March 20,featuring capture the flag, hunger games, humans vs. zombies and freeze tag.

Participants should bring their own Nerf guns, darts will be supplied. Each player will also receive a snack and hot chocolate.

Cost is $15/resident & $17/non-resident. Grades 1-3 will compete from 1:30-3pm and grades 4-6 from 3:30-5pm. Registration ends March 12.

Click here to register.

Take aim at the target by joining Novi's Archery Team

Give the sport of archery a try by joining the Novi Schools Archery Team.
Youths with bow and arrow in archery class
The team is open to students in grades 5-12 and no experience is required. All necessary equipment will be provided. Students will practice on Fridays and split into different divisions based on grade level.

Practices kicking off on March 26. All practices take place at the Riley Archery Range in Farmington Hills. For more information, call 248.473.1800.

Click here to register

Explore your creative STEM side at Camp Invention

Pic-CampInventionJoin us for the programs that make Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and problem-solving more fun than you thought possible!

Camp Invention - Elevate will immerse kids in STEM concepts, as well as 21st century learning skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving. Camp takes place Monday-Thursday, from 8:30am-3:30pm starting March 29.

This program is for grades K-6 and is a chance to brainstorm with peers while building confidence in the natural ability to dream and create. Registration ends March 15.

Click here to register.

Get registered today for recreational soccer league

Soccer season is right around the corner and it's time to get registered for the NPSC Youth soccer players posing in front of netThunder Spring Recreational Soccer League.

The league has divisions from U5 to U19. All games for U5-U8 take place in Novi while the U9 and older divisions will play four home games and four away games against teams from neighboring cities.

Games start on April 5.

Click here to register

Show your moves in the National Flag Football league

National Flag Football FlyerGet your football fix in the National Flag Football league for boys and girls ages 4-14 years old.

Teams are formed by grade, school and buddy requests, with practices and games taking place on Sundays starting April 18. Cost is $135 per player and includes NFL Flag jersey and flag belt for player to keep.

Click here to register


Spend your summer in Novi as a Camp Counselor

Pic-CampCounselorIt's the best feeling in the world to make an impact on kids and you get to do that every day in the summer as a Camp Counselor.

We are looking for responsible, patient, energetic, creative, fun and compassionate people to join our team. You will work with a staff of 7-11 others to provide 30-75 campers per week a safe and fun camp experience. Pay starts at $10/hour and counselors will work up to 37.5 hours per week Monday-Friday between 7am-6pm.

You must be at least 18 years old and have experience working with children. CPR and First Aid certification is also required and will be provided.

Click here to register.

Expand your mind through lifelong learning programs

Society of Active Retirees LogoWe are excited to announce our new partnership with SOAR, metro Detroit's leading lifelong learning community!

For $100 you gain exclusive access to more than 50 fascinating, academic-caliber programs on the arts, current events, history, travel, psychology, political science and more.

Novi residents even get to enjoy three FREE preview lectures (only available for four weeks from today):

For more information about this program and to register, visit or call 248.626.0296.

Click here to register.

Start the new year off right by doing Fitness at Home

Hands holding letters spelling ExerciseNo gym, no problem! Novi Parks has a variety of virtual fitness programs you can do from the comfort of your home.

Among the available classes are Tone & Stretch, Zumba and Pilates. Classes started this week so be sure to register today to get moving and meet those 2021 goals!

Click here to register.

Novi Dog Park memberships, renewals go virtual

Novi Dog Park Logo

Novi Dog Park memberships and membership renewals can now be done virtually. For new memberships:

To renew your dog park membership:

Learn more here.

Novi Senior Transportation to continue service

Novi Senior TransportationNovi Senior Transportation will continue to operate over the next three weeks during the MDHHS order.
We are encouraging passengers to limit trips to appointments and grocery shopping.
To schedule a ride, call 248.735.5616 between 7:30am-4pm at least one business day in advance. Rides are available between 8am-7pm, Monday-Friday.
There is no charge for rides within Novi and a $5 one-way charge outside of Novi. Punch cards are available for $30 each for 7 rides.

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