May 19, 2016
Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department: 248.347.0400
Score big at British Soccer Camp in Novi
Snag a free British soccer jersey if you register by May 20
Time is running out for soccer players of all ages to sign up for the British Challenger Soccer Camp this summer and receive a free British soccer jersey.

The camp, which takes place July 11-15, provides players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts.

Camps are offered for ages 3-4 (First Kicks), ages 4-5 (Mini Soccer), ages 6-9 (Half Day-am), ages 10-14 (Half Day-pm), ages 8-14 (Full Day) and ages 6-9 (Golden Goal).

All participants will receive a ball and T-shirt for registering. Those who register by May 20 will get the British soccer jersey as well. Registration for these camps can be done online at The deadline is July 7.
Help out at River Day, Cemetery Clean-up
Volunteers needed at Rotary Park, Novi Road Cemetery
Help us keep Novi's green spaces beautiful and make a difference in the community by giving of your time at the upcoming River Day and Cemetery Clean-Up events.

River Day, 9-11am on Saturday, May 21 at Rotary Park, is an annual event where volunteers gather for a spring cleaning of the park and the Rouge River Watershed. The watershed is the most urbanized watershed in the state, home to more than 1.35 million people in urban, suburban and rural communities. The Friends of the Rouge will be there to help and answer questions.

Cemetery Clean-Up, 9-11am on June 4 at the Novi Road Cemetery, is an annual event that helps with much needed clean-up at the historic cemetery. The event is a great way to honor our deceased soldiers by trimming shrubs and trees, pulling weeds around the headstones and planting flowers. Please bring your own tools if you have them.

If you are unable to make one of these events but still want to give back, there are opportunities to become a "park partner." Park partners could donate money, donate resources like shovels, gloves or flowers, or donate their time to clean a trail, a section of a park or help with planting.

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. For more information about these events or to become a park partner, call 248.567.0316.
Swap plants at annual perennial exchange
Spring Perennial Exchange, 9-noon on May 28 at Fuerst Park
Divide your crowded perennials, such as daylillies, hostas, black-eyed Susans, grasses and more, and bring them to exchange for the plants you have always wanted.

The Spring Perennial Exchange, which takes place from 9-noon on May 28 at Fuerst Park, is presented by the Novi Beautification Commission. It is a great way to not only pick up new items for the yard but also meet other gardeners and score some new tips.

Parking is available in the lot off of Taft Road and there is no cost to participate. This event is a great way to grow and diversify your garden and enhance your landscape.
Honor our troops at Memorial Day events
Participate in Memorial Day Run, Parade on Monday, May 30
Remember those who served and be part of the Novi Memorial Day tradition by gathering for the annual run, parade and Memorial Service on Monday, May 30.

The Memorial Day Run is in its fifth year and features a one-mile fun run as well as a 5K and 10K. The 5K and 10K start at 8am, while the fun run starts at 9am. Register online.

The parade starts at 10am and runs along Ten Mile beginning at Karim Boulevard. All residents, businesses, civic organizations, scout troops and families are encouraged to march in the parade to honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. 

A Memorial Service at the Novi Civic Center will be held once the parade concludes.
If you want to participate in the parade or are a veteran, register online at Veterans can either walk in the parade or ride on the Veterans Float. They also will be treated to a special luncheon after the event.
For more information or questions, call 248.347.0414.