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News & Notes - 10/26/23 Novi Note

Novi Note | Published October 26, 2023


Farewell celebration for Mayor Gatt
A farewell celebration for longtime Novi Mayor Bob Gatt will be held this Friday, Oct. 27, at the Suburban Collection Showplace. The celebration will take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Ticket information is available on the city’s website,


Novi Concert Band to hold free concert
The Novi Concert Band will perform a free concert 2-3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Novi Middle School, 49000 W. 11 Mile Road. The concert will feature Disney music, including music from “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and more. Guests are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Disney characters.


Local Church to host virtual seminar on dealing with anxiety
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Novi, 41415 W. Nine Mile Road, will host a virtual presentation by William Woodington on the topic of anxiety at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Woodington wrote a book titled “Whatever is True: A Christian View of Anxiety,” about his own struggles with anxiety. Following his presentation there will be a question-and-answer segment. Registration is requested but not required. To register, email Attendees who register will receive a copy of Woodington’s book.


Final pink cop car event happens soon
The Novi Police Department’s pink car events for 2023 will end this Saturday with the final scheduled appearance being 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. at the Streets of Treats event in downtown Northville. The pink cruiser is a fundraiser the department does annually to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Police are asking that people donate $5 and write a message of support and encouragement on the car. All donations go to the Ascension Providence Hospital Believe in Miracles Fund.


City to host annual Veterans Day celebration
The city of Novi is asking veterans and their guests to attend an annual Veterans Day celebration 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. 10 Mile Road. The event will feature musical performances by local musicians. There is no cost for veterans; guests pay $10 if they are residents or $12 if they are nonresidents. Preregistration is required and must be done by Nov. 2. For more information, go to