The sounds of the season will echo across the Green and in each of our 10 beautifully restored buildings from 1-3 pm. Music has always played a very special role in our understanding of Christmas, and we celebrate these traditions with music from all over the world. Better yet, Santa will be at the Village to bring joy and laughter to a wonderful winter afternoon. Special activities for children and delicious holiday treats! Fresh Christmas greens provided by the Troy Garden Club. U.S. Marines will be here to collect Toys for Tots. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and children 12 and under are free. Park at Zion Church (3668 Livernois Road) and ride the free shuttle bus to the Village. Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union and Meijer.
Cheddar's Preschool Story Hour: Cars & Carriages - 1/8
Discover the Village with Cheddar the Village Mouse and listen to a classic tale in our monthly program for little historians! Simple craft, fun activities, yummy treats, and interactive play will make your child’s visit complete. Appropriate for children ages 2-5; child must be accompanied by an adult. Children: $3. Adults: $5. Family rate: $11 for one adult and three to five children. Program time: 10:30 - 11:30 am. Please register in advance, as space is limited!
Village Talks: Toastmasters! - 1/8
Founded in 1924, based in California, and now serving members across over 120 countries, Toastmasters International helps over 292,000 people improve their understanding of public speaking. Join Toastmaster Caleb Bellow as he takes us behind the history and tradition of this unique public speaking group. Troy Historical Society members: $3. Non-members: $5. No registration required. Refreshments provided. Program takes place in our Old Troy Church building at 7:30 pm.
Scouts Second Saturdays: Brownie Try-It: Listening to the Past. Also welcome: Wolf and Bear Cub scouts - 1/11
Scavenger Hunt for stories behind and clues within our historic buildings. Trace changes in Oakland County Maps, and learn about section lines and Mile Roads. Finally, try out some old fashioned recess or parlor games. Leave with follow-up activities for local cemeteries in Troy, Royal Oak, or Warren. Program time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Price: $8 per Scout and participating siblings; $5 per adult. Advance registration required.
Artisan Arts: Adult Watercolor Workshop - 1/17
Paint your own snow scenes and Valentine’s Day cards with watercolors! Plein Air Artist Pete Snodgrass will demonstrate methods and techniques to help you create beautiful pieces to take home. Work from provided photos or bring your own. No experience necessary. Program time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Price: $25/person, plus cost of supplies. Ages 18 and up only. Advance registration required.
Thursday Teas at Two: Annie Sullivan Speaks - 1/30
Join veteran educator and award-winning actress Collette Cullen for a historical and philosophical overview of America’s most famous teacher/student duo. As Annie Sullivan, Cullen narrates Annie’s impoverished early life, the obstacles she overcame and her vision for Helen Keller and the world. Program takes place at 2:00 pm in our Old Troy Church building. Price: $7/person. Advance registration is recommended for this popular series.