August 25, 2016
Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department: 248.347.0400
The Good Dinosaur comes to Pavilion Shore
Movie on the Shore on Aug. 30 features music, movie and food
End your summer in style by heading to the shores of Walled Lake on Aug. 30 for the Movie on the Shore at Pavilion Shore Park.

Get there early to claim your seat as festivities begin at 6pm and the Tringali Brothers take the stage at 6:30pm. When the sun sets, around 8:20pm, the big screen will light up with the popular Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur.

The event is free, but Chicken Shack and Kona Ice food trucks will be out for patrons to purchase treats. 
Explore the Novi Ice Arena at open house
Event on Aug. 31 features free skating, raffles, games and more
Cool off and learn about all the Novi Ice Arena has to offer at its annual Customer Appreciation Open House on Aug. 31.

The event, which runs from 4:30-10:15pm, features numerous free offerings including Sticks and Pucks, a Try Hockey & Skating clinic, Public Skating and Adult Drop-in Hockey. 

There also will be a Figure Skating Exhibition featuring Olympic ice dancing teams from 6:15-7:05pm .

Guests can enjoy free hot dogs from 6-8pm and enter raffles to win autographed Red Wings memorabilia and other prizes.

For more information or to see the full schedule, visit
Spend a day at the Michigan State Fair 
State fair opens a day earlier, runs from September 1-5
If you have yet to check out the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair since it moved to the Suburban Collection Showplace, now is the time to do it.

The fair starts a day earlier this year, opening Thursday, Sept. 1 with the hope of catching travelers before they head out of town, and ends on Monday, Sept. 5.

Every year the fair continues to grow with 50 carnival rides spread over two midways, agricultural exhibits with about 1,000 livestock and entertainment galore.

The Bright House Shrine Circus returns with all-new acts and a parade of clowns, jugglers, tigers and elephants. The popular State Fair Superstar Competition takes place on Sept. 3 with the winner headlining the fair on Sept. 4.

On Labor Day, the annual state fair parade will start at Novi High School and wind its way to the fairgrounds, with discount admission tickets being handed out to spectators along the route.

For more information about the State Fair, the daily schedule or to purchase advance tickets, visit
Teach your little one the baseball basics
Little Hitters/Sluggers, Young Gloves offered throughout the fall
Get your future all-star started on baseball at an early age with the Little Hitters/Sluggers Baseball classes.

These introductory classes for ages 3-5 and 6-8 will teach players the proper techniques of throwing, hitting, fielding and running. Classes are available on Wednesday or Saturday throughout the fall and winter. The first session starts Sept. 7 and runs until Oct. 5.

A graduate class called Young Gloves also is available for ages 7-9. In this class, players will learn more in depth techniques for hitting, throwing and fielding. This class takes place on Tuesdays starting Sept. 6. 

For more information about these classes or to sign up, visit