If you are a coffee lover, check out Coffee Culture 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Greenmead Historical Park in the Alexander Blue House. This event is best for participants ages 16 and older. Sit back and sip on some coffee while you explore the history of local coffee and the differences between the blends and brews! The cost for residents is $25 and non-residents are $27. This event is presented by Gooseneck Coffee Company and advance registration is required.
The 2023 Healthy Livonia Turkey Trot 5K Fun Walk/Run is coming up! Mark your calendar for 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Bicentennial Park. We will walk/run to help the less fortunate. If you haven’t registered by Nov. 3, then you can take part in onsite late registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event will be given to the Livonia Goodfellows organization, which will distribute food to families in need in Livonia. Register here.
ZONJIC MEETS MOTOWN
Come celebrate 50 years of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra as Zonjic Meets Motown! Alexander Zonjic and his band will be performing a Motown Temptations review 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Clarenceville High School’s Schmidt Auditorium (20155 Middle Belt Road, Livonia).Tickets cost $30 for general seating and $100 for seating in the first two rows. To secure your spot, visit the Bennett Civic Center Library, call Phyllis at (419) 280-1073 or purchase tickets at the door the night of the show.For more information on the LSO, visit LivoniaSymphony.org.
Livonia Air splash bash (Canceled)
Livonia AIR (Adaptive Inclusive Recreation) will be hosting our AIR Splash Bash 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Kirksey Recreation Center. Ages 8 and older are invited to come swim and have snacks! The cost for members is $12, residents are $15, and non-members are $20. Register here.
This Adaptive Inclusive Recreation event is a new branch of AIR programs! Events and Activities are designed for individuals with special needs (ages vary based on event). The goal is to provide participants the chance to make new friends, find new activities to enjoy, and visit different parts of their community.
Election Connection takes place 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Greenmead Historical Park. Come on out to the Alexander Blue House for a fun afternoon to learn about why elections matter and how YOU can use your voice to make a difference! This program is best suited for ages 8-13. The cost for residents is $10 and $12 for non-residents. Register here.
Cheese 101 takes place at Greenmead Historical Park in the Alexander Blue House 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14! Come and delight your senses with samples, expand your cheese knowledge, and become an aficionado in one evening. The cost is $25 per resident, and $27 per non-resident. This event is best suited for ages 16 and older and advance registration is required.
DINING WITH YESTERDAY
Learn history, have fun, eat food. Sounds like a recipe for a good time, right? Join us for the following upcoming dates in our Dining With Yesterday series at Greenmead Historical Park:11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 – The Huron Carol is Canada’s oldest Christmas carol, written in 1642 by Jean se Brebéuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie to the Hurons. Come learn about this song’s history from Dr. Catherine Cangany, PhD.Advance registration required for each event, starting 30 days before the event.
Do you love to piece together puzzles? If you do, come on out from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, to join a team and assemble a 500-piece puzzle! Teams will race against each other to compete for prizes that will be given to the fastest three teams. Register here.
REC CENTER READERS BOOK CLUB
Join the Kirksey Rec Center Readers Book Club 7 p.m. one Wednesday per month at the Kirksey Recreation Center to discuss the book of the month. You can find the books at Livonia Public Libraries.
Nov. 29 – “The Inheritance” by Howard LinskeyDec. 27 – “Last Christmas in Paris” by Hazel Gaynor/Heather Webb
This event is free to members, $3 for Livonia residents and $5 for non-residents. Register here.
HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
Greenmead’s History Lecture series is sponsored by the Livonia Historical Commission and welcomes guest speakers on a variety of topics. Check out our schedule of events to find a speaker or topic of interest. All History Lecture Series programs are free and take place at the Alexander Blue House. No registration required.Tuesday, Jan. 30 – 2 p.m. Michigan’s Quest for StatehoodMonday, Feb. 12 – 2 p.m. Frances Harper InnMonday, March 25 – 2 p.m. Desegregating Boblo Boats: The Story of Sarah E. RayTuesday, April 16 – 2 p.m. Famous Firsts: The History of the Packard Proving GroundsMonday, May 6 – 6 p.m. Prohibition’s Proving Ground