News & Notes - 5/11/23 Novi Note

Novi Note | Published May 12, 2023

 Novi to host City SuperHero Showcase

Novi to host City SuperHero Showcase

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Novi to host City SuperHero Showcase
The city of Novi will host its City SuperHero Showcase 6-8:30 p.m. May 19 at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile Road in Novi. The event will feature a community open house; family friendly activities; police, fire and public works vehicles; free hot dogs; and a character meet-and-greet. The event will provide residents the chance to learn about the city and share in its community spirit, according to a press release.


Hanami picnic to welcome spring
The community will have the opportunity to welcome spring in true Japanese fashion with a hanami spring picnic 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13 under the cherry blossoms at the Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road in Novi.

The  event will feature a Japanese tea ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by Japanese storytelling at noon, Godaiko drummers with Tanoshii Taiko Tai at 12:45 p.m. and Sakura Japanese instrumental group at 1:45 p.m., and it will finish with a Bon Odori dance at 2:15 p.m. Throughout the event, participants will have the opportunity to make origami and lanterns.

Admission costs $10 for those ages 5 and older. There is no cost for children ages 4 and younger. Advance tickets are recommended. Register at


Novi Choralaires to hold spring concert
The Novi Choralaires will hold their spring concert, “Novi Choralaires Back on Broadway,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Novi Middle School, 49000 11 Mile Road in Novi. The concert will feature songs from Broadway musicals such as “‘The Sound of Music” and “Hamilton.” Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door. For more information, visit


Vibe Credit Union raises more than $13,000 to fight pancreatic cancer
A team of 75 Vibe Credit Union employees along with 30 of their family members and friends raised more than $13,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and participated in PurpleStride Michigan April 29 at Milliken State Park in Detroit to bring awareness to the disease.

In order to raise the funds, employees held dress-down days and raffles, and contributed personal donations to become the top fundraising team for the event. This was Vibe’s second year as the event’s premier sponsor. The Novi-based credit union chose to get involved with PurpleStride nearly 15 years ago after an employee’s loved one died from the disease.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network said in a press release May 9 that so far, $280,000 total had been raised from the event. Online donations can be made through June 30 at PanCAN’s goal is to raise $381,000 by the end of June.


See the Fuerst Field of Honor
Fuerst Field of Honor will take place at Fuerst Park at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. The event will commemorate members of the armed forces who gave their lives for our country with a patriotic concert, a Trail of Honor, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be a dinner for veterans and guests. Preregister by calling (248) 347-0400. For more information, visit

Commemorative flags and medallions placed along the pathways of Fuerst Park will remain up through the Memorial Day weekend.


Adoption agency to hold first Legacy Day at brewing company
Legacy Adoption Services will host its first Legacy Day May 13 to raise awareness about adoption through foster care and funds to support its work, according to a press release.

The event will take place 4-9 p.m. at River’s Edge Brewing Co., 125 S. Main St., Suite 400, in Milford. It will feature performances from Michigan Rock School’s youngest and oldest bands, and the Funderbirds, along with a magician, a balloon artist, face painting, a silent auction, several raffle prizes, and family friendly games.

For more information, visit Questions can be addressed by contacting Legacy Adoption Services at (833) 761-0667 or


South Lake Drive now open
The Lakeshore Park tunnel has now been replaced, and South Lake Drive reopened to traffic May 4.


NO.VI Senior Book Club
The No.VI Senior Book Club will meet 1:30-2:30 p.m. May 17 at the Meadowbrook Activity Center. The group will be discussing the book “The Thursday Murder Club,” by Richard Osman. The group meets every other month and is led by Novi librarian Rae Manela.


Golf fundraiser to support bartender with esophageal cancer
Links of Novi, 50395 W. 10 Mile Road, is hosting a golf outing fundraiser at 2 p.m. May 28 to raise money for longtime bartender Misty Lindquist, a single mom of three girls who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The funds will help Lindquist as she undergoes treatment and recovery.

The event will have a shotgun start. The cost for each team of four is $110 per player and includes an 18-hole game of golf, a hot dog lunch, and a barbecue dinner with beer tickets. A dinner only option is available for $25 per person. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Find the registration form at


Lake Trust Foundation offering five scholarships
The Lake Trust Foundation has announced that it is offering five scholarships. Applications are being accepted until May 21 for the New Beginnings and Michigan Impact scholarships.

The New Beginnings Scholarship is for Michigan residents who are going into a “high-demand” technical or trade lines of work, such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning; construction; welding; plumbing; or nursing. Four students will receive a $7,500 scholarship for tuition and related expenses.

The Michigan Impact Scholarship was established to provide a tuition-free educational opportunity to Michigan residents, according to a press release. One student will receive a full-ride scholarship to begin an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Cleary University in the fall. To apply, visit