June 2, 2016
Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department: 248.347.0400
Help spruce up the Novi Road Cemetery
Cemetery Clean-Up Day, 9-11am on Saturday, June 4
The historic Novi Road Cemetery is in need of some TLC as summer approaches, and we are looking for residents to lend a helping hand.

Volunteering your time to trim shrubs and trees, pull weeds and plant flowers is great way to honor our deceased soldiers

The annual Cemetery Clean-Up Day is this Saturday, June 4, from 9-11am at the Novi Road Cemetery, between Grand River and 10 Mile. Many veterans are buried at the cemetery, including those who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I and II. 

Volunteers are asked to park in the parking lots on the east side of Novi Road and walk across the street to the cemetery. There will be no on-site parking and no restrooms. 

All volunteers will receive a T-shirt for participating. For more information or to be come a park partner, call 248.567.0316.
Start summer with the ultimate celebration
Ultimate Summer Kickoff, 11-2pm on Friday, June 17
We all know students are chomping at the bit for the school year to end.

So why not start summer off with a bang by taking part in the Ultimate Summer Kickoff from 11-2pm on June 17 on the football field at Novi Middle School.

The afternoon will feature games, food, inflatables and more. The event is only open to Novi Middle School students, and you won't want to miss this great chance to start summer right.

Registration ends June 10 and the cost is only $10 per student. You can register online at cityofnovi.org or call the Novi Parks Office at 248.347.0400.
Camp under the stars at Lakeshore Park
The Great Campout, 3pm on June 18 to 10am on June 19
Families looking for an up north-type camping trip without the long drive have an option right here in Novi.

The Great Campout is back this summer, taking place June 18-19 at Lakeshore Park. Families are encouraged to pitch a tent and enjoy a weekend packed with activities.

There will be a hot dog cookout, lawn games, geocaching, extended beach hours, s'mores, campfire stories and a firework show over Walled Lake.

The registration deadline is June 11, and cost is $35 per site for a resident and $42 non-resident. Six people and two tents are allowed per site, each site must contain an adult over the age of 21 and no alcohol or pets are allowed. In the case of inclement weather, camp at your own risk.

For more information or to register, visit cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0400.
Channel your child's creativity through art
Intro to Art Mini Camp, 4:30-6:30pm on June 27-29
It's never too early to unlock your child's creative side.

Through the Intro to Art Mini Camp children ages 4-6 will explore the basic elements of design such as shape, color and line while using many different art media and also covering basic art skills such as drawing and cutting.

The camp takes place from 4:30-6:30pm on June 27-29 at the Novi Township Hall at Fuerst Park. Registration ends June 20 and cost is $50 resident and $60 non-resident.

For more information about this camp or other art camps, visit cityofnovi.org or call 248.347.0400.