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News & Notes - 1/25/24 Novi Note

Novi Note | Published January 25, 2024


Motor City Comic Con gears up for May
NOVI — The Motor City Comic Con is set to return to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi May 17-19. The show has already announced several of its big-name guests.

Most recently the show announced that wrestlers Lex Luger and Ron Simmons will be in attendance. Other celebrities, such as Jen Taylor and Steven Downes, who are known for their voice acting roles in the Halo video game series; actress Felicia Day from “Supernatural”; and Katee Sackhoff, Giancarlo Esposito and Simon Kassianides of “The Mandalorian.”

Tickets can be purchased online at Adult ticket prices range from $30 to $50 for a day pass. Children’s tickets range from $10 to $30 for a day pass. Prices vary depending on which day and whether the tickets are purchased online or in person. Weekend and VIP passes are also available. Celebrity autographs and photo opportunities have their own pricing.


Novi forming student archery teams
NOVI — The Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has partnered with the Farmington Hills Special Services Department to offer Novi students the opportunity to learn archery skills or advance their skills by joining a team.

Two teams will be formed, one for students in grades 5-8 and the other for students in grades 9-12.  Practices will be held at the Riley Archery Range in Farmington Hills on Fridays March 22-May 17, with a tournament May 18.

The cost is $150 per student and includes coaching by certified instructors, a T-shirt, tournament fees and all necessary equipment. Students must be registered by Feb. 23 in order to participate. For more information or to register, visit or call (248) 473-1800.


Teens to help to seniors with technology problems
NOVI — Local teenage volunteers will offer free assistance to seniors 55 and older who are having difficulty navigating technology 4-5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Meadowbrook Activity Center. Assistance is limited to iPad, cellphone and laptop issues. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, go to or call (248) 347-0414.


Seminar for seniors to address public transit
NOVI — MyRide2 is offering a free seminar for seniors 55 and older to learn the basic skills needed to utilize public transit services. The seminar will touch on fixed bus routes, curb-to-curb or connector services, and Americans with Disabilities Act services to travel independently and stay active within the community. The event will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Novi Civic Center. Preregistration by Feb. 2 is required at or (248) 347-0414.


Author Maria Dismondy to speak at Novi Parent Camp 2024
NOVI — Local author Maria Dismondy will hold an intimate conversation 7-8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Novi Public Library. Dismondy is the author of “Sunny Side Upbringing,” which is described as “a simple parenting toolkit designed to make your life easier and more fulfilled by keeping your family values on the forefront of daily life.” The event will feature a hot cocoa bar, and 20 participants will receive a copy of the book. Free child care will be provided during the event for potty-trained children ages 5 and older. The event is sponsored by the Novi Community Coalition, the Novi Educational Foundation, the Novi Mental Health Alliance, the Novi Community School District and the Novi Public Library. For more information and to register, go to


Novi Choralaires to host Valentine’s Day ice cream social for seniors
NOVI — The Novi Choralaires singing group will preview its spring concert for seniors 55 and older who choose to attend the group’s ice cream social at the Meadowbrook Activity Center 7-8 p.m. Feb.7. The cost is $5 per person. Participants must register by noon Feb. 6. For more information or to register, visit or call (248) 347-0414.


MSGCU accepting applications for its scholarship programs
METRO DETROIT — Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union is accepting applications through Feb. 27 for its annual scholarship program.

Credit union representatives are offering 33 scholarships of $2,500 each to help local students and educators reach career goals, and 14 scholarships of $2,000 each to support future first responders.

Scholarship applications can be submitted online at Nonmembers are welcome to apply for an MSGCU scholarship and must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient.