Enrichment

  • 19 Jun
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    Coin Club

    Every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Coin Club

  • 21 May
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    Stamp Club

    Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stamp club.

  • 22 May
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    Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Every Wednesday at 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics. Popcorn is provided.

    Please register for Dinner and a Movie separately.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen by clicking RSVP button before you register. 

    May 1 - The House of Usher
    May 8 - The Age of Adaline
    May 15- Bohemian Rhapsody
    May 22 - Free Solo

    June 5 - The Wife
    June 12 - Can you Ever Forgive Me?
    June 19 - At Eternity’s Gate

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  • 24 May
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    Current Events Discussion Group

    Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

    With everything going on in the world today, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Come join other members for this casual discussion group about current events — from what’s going on in Michigan to what is happening around the globe. This is a drop in, non-facilitated group dialogue.

  • 22 May
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    Men's Breakfast

    Every Wednesday at 9:00am-11:00am

    Men of Next, gather together to discuss the week’s events,weekend plans, sports — or whatever’s on your mind! No agenda, no mandatory attendance, or pre-planned topics. This is just an opportunity for the men of Next to gather and enjoy each other’s company. We will provide the breakfast
    and coffee, you provide the conversation. - Note change to Wednesday Mornings

  • 20 May
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    We Love Our Sponsors!

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    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

    We are grateful for our partnerships!! Without sponsor support, Next could not meet the growing needs of our 50-plus community.

    From programming, to transportation and support services, we appreciate your assistance!!


  • 11Jan
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    American Mah Jongg Lessons

    Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Cost: 5 week series -  $9 materials fee paid directly to the instructor, if you need a current Mah Jongg card. Instructor Judy Shell’s Mah Jongg journey began at Next,and we are excited to welcome her back to share her “addiction” and love of the game! Judy incorporates techniques acquired in her 37 years as an educator, and teaches for beginners and those wanting a review. Learn rules of the game, how to make a hand, and how to play.
    SUMMER

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  • 21 May
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    Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Every Tuesday at 11:00am-12:00pm

    Drop-in every Tuesday at 11:00 am

    Join us to get to know other women here at Next. This group will give women the opportunity to gather in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie. This is a fun way to connect and discuss upcoming plans, travel and anything else that might be on your mind. While you’re chatting, enjoy coffee and other light refreshments!

  • 4Mar
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    Line Dancing - New Format!

    Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00am

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!
    Series 1: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3
    Series 2: June 10, 17, 24 and July 1

    Cost 4-week series: $28 members / $33 non-members
    Series 2: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Cost 5-week series: $35 members / $40 non-members
    Walk-ins welcome for $8 per class


    Christine Stewart has been teaching line dancing for 13 years. She loves her work and invites you to join her in exercising body and mind as you move to different types of music and learn new steps and dances. Check out her website at ilovemywork.com.
    Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

     

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  • 11Mar
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    Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, March 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    POPULAR READS BOOK CLUB
    (Books will be available in the Next Office)

    Calling all readers! Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, leads book discussions of popular books.

    The May selection is Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen and the June selection is The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. Register at Next — and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book!

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  • 13Mar
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    Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30am

    Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome.
    Series 1: May 1, 8, 15, 22
    Series 2: June 19, 26 and July 3, 10

    Please specify beginner or intermediate when registering.

    Silver Life Masters Jim and Cheryl Bloom have years of experience teaching both beginning and intermediate players this classic game of strategy. Learn the techniques that will improve your declarer play. Play of the Hand in the 21st Century is required and can be purchased in class.

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  • 6 Jun
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    Writer’s Corner

    Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9:30am-11:00am

    Thursdays, May 2, 16, and June 6,20

    Come join this drop-in group and unlock your inner-author in a supportive environment with other aspiring writers whose interests range from poetry, novels, social commentary, short stories, to family history. Share your material and receive constructive feedback.

  • 9May
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    New - Non- Fiction Book Club

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00am

    This new book club will begin meeting the second Thursday of each month in February to discuss a different type of nonfiction literary work.

    Facilitated by Baldwin Library professionals, join us to discuss In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides in May and Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan in June. Register at Next and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book!

  • 9May
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    Chess for Begining & Intermediate Players

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00pm

    Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching beginner and intermediate chess players tactics and positioning with play time.

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  • 21May
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    The Artistic Intimacy of Flowers

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Laurie Tennent, will share her incredible works of botanical art. Laurie, who work on exhibit in and around Michigan, the United States and the world. It has been said that “...the viewer of Laurie’s work become immersed within the intriguing world of plant anatomy.” Photographers, gardeners and lovers of nature will not want to miss this program

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  • 22May
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    Coney Detroit - with Author Joe Grimm

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:30am

    Local author Joe Grimm, returns to Next to discuss his book Coney Detroit — which traces the history of the coney island restaurant. Coney Islands existed in many cities but thrived nowhere as they did in Detroit. Joe will cover the traditions, rivalries and differences between the restaurants and the people who created Detroit’s favorite food.

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  • 23May
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    The DEA : Current Drug Use Trends

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Rich Isaacson, Community Outreach Specialist, DEA

    Mr. Isaacson will provide an overview of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and introduce the DEA as a community resource for drug education information. The presentation will also detail the current opioid epidemic afflicting the United States, including fentanyl-related issues. Other drug issues to be covered will include prescription drugs (other than opioids), growth in cocaine use, marijuana and THC current issues, vaping and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - max Brook Realtors.

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  • 28May
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    History of the Beatles

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 12:30pm

    Henry Feinberg, Music Historian will focus on how The Beatles transformed themselves from an unknown Liverpool band into the most popular rock group of all time. He’ll explore their early days in the late 50s up until their breakup in 1970. Listen to their hits and discuss what made them so unique. If you’re a fan, then this lecture is for you! Kindly sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.

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  • 29May
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    Treasure of the Sierra Madre - Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

    This event is at capacity.  Please register to be added to the wait list.

    Dinner & A Classic at 5:00 pm
    In this adventure film, two rough-and-tumble wanderers, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin meet up with a veteran prospector in Mexico and head into the Sierra Madre mountains to find gold. Although they discover treasure, they also find plenty of trouble, not only from ruthless bandits lurking in the dangerous Mexican wilderness but from their own greed, bringing conflict at every moment. Not rated 2 hours 6 minutes

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  • 30May
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    Let's Go Green @ Franklin Village Offices

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

    The environment is the basis of the web of life — and a healthy environment can only be assured through environmentally knowledgeable citizens acting responsibly. “Let’s Go Green” is a powerful Environmental Awareness Presentation that adapts to all ages and defines current environmental issues. Join us as we take Next “on the road” to Franklin. This program will be held at 32325 Franklin Road in Franklin.

    Location: 32325 Franklin Road in Franklin.
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  • 30May
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    Russia: An International Perspective

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar

    Russia, the largest country on earth, has emerged from post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power. Putin, in power since 2000, has adopted a stridently nationalist course in the international community. Gus will discuss Russia’s new partnerships and alliances, and
    focus on the country’s international strategy moving forward. Generously Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - Max Brook Realtors

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  • 31May
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    Greenfield Elementary Students Coming to Next!

    Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:45am

    Join us as Greenfield Elementary School students are matched with Next members to participate in all sorts of activities including a BBQ lunch! We are building on last year’s great event that so many of our members enjoyed! What a great opportunity to get to know some students and hear their thoughts, ideas and laughter! This is a win-win situation — for you and for our inter-gen partners! Please sign up in the office.

     

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  • 6Jun
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    Wartime Music That Inspired a Nation

    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:30pm

    To honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Music Historian Stu Johnson will share songs that played a significant role during the war years. He will describe the importance of music to our nation and the soldiers that fought for us. Enjoy a sentimental and patriotic review of some of our most beloved tunes of the 1940s. Generously sponsored by Health Alliance Plan.

    And later in the day, join us for the Speaker Series lecture at 6:00 on the historical perspectives of D-Day.

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  • 6Jun
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    D-Day : June 6, 1944

    Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Join us as Professor Bruce Zellers, B.A., M.A., from Oakland University, gives us insight into this historic event. Defeating Germany involved the interests of the great powers — the Soviet Union desperately needed relief, Great Britain focused on the future of the empire, and the United States concentrated on postwar leadership. Everything came together on that fateful day. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors

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  • 7 Jun
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    Hot Dog Fridays!

    Every at 12:00pm-1:00pm

    All summer long, weather permitting, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm we will be grilling up hot-dogs in our courtyard.The hot dogs are all-beef dogs, and they come with chips and a drink. There’s no cost for this, it’s just our way of thanking you, our fantastic members, for making Next,
    the wonderful place it is.Feel free to bring a dish to pass if you would like!

  • 10Jun
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    2019 Golf Classic to Benefit Next

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

    This year’s Golf Classic is at capacity. Registering for this event will put you on the wait list.

    We are still taking reservations for dinner and evening activities.

    2019 Golf Classic to Benefit Next will be held June10th at Lincoln Hills. Registration begins at 1:00 pm along with a preview of the amazing silent auction and the putting contest. Nine hole shotgun start with cart at 2:00 pm with a scramble format complete with contests. Prizes for the first place team, longest drive, closest to the pin, and don’t miss out - the Hole in One prize is a brand new Ford Mustang compliments of The Brice Group - Morgan Stanley! Golf will be followed by drinks and appetizers in the club house where the silent auction will be open for bidding - Look for rounds of golf at highly sought after area courses such as Oakland Hills South Course, Pine Lake Country Club, restaurant certificates and items perfect for father’s day. Dinner will be served under the pavilion at the top of the course when contest winners are announced!

    Thank you to our 2019 Tournament Sponsor : Thornton & Grooms and to our growing list of 2019 Golf Classic sponsors:

    Thornton & Grooms

    The Somerset Collection
    Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills
    Cedarbrook Senir Living
    Susan Hill, Realtor Hall & Hunter
    The Sheridan of Birmingham
    Desmond & Sons
    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan
    The Baldwin House
    Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary
    The Brice Group Morgan Stanley
    Affordable HomeCare
    BellBrook
    Assured Home Nursing Services, Inc.
    Henry Ford Village
    Dr. David R. Zamler DDS and Maggie E. Silvasi, DDS
    The Law Firm of Pugh Moak
    Hinderliter Hearing Services
    Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union
    Meyers Family Foundation

    Location: Lincoln Hills Golf Course
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  • 11Jun
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    Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham Police

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Signing up for this class will put you on the wait list.

    Join Officer Pederson for this 2-hour, interactive class focusing on safety in all aspects of life. You will learn the value of awareness and how that alone will increase your chances of survival and prevent you from becoming a victim. We will discuss current issues including ever-evolving cyber and
    financial crimes, phone scams, common crimes in our area, target-hardening your home, real-life “what-if” scenarios, tips for surviving a critical incident or active shooter event, and hands-on conflict resolution tactics. The physical tactic portion is optional and one can learn just by observing. Basic,
    street smart survival skills will be presented in a safe training environment at a pace at which all ages can participate! Class size is limited to 14 people, so register early!

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  • 13Jun
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    Spectrum of Long-Term Care

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

    You’ve no doubt heard about independent and assisted living, but there are many other long-term care options available. Collin Dickey, Attorney from Rutkowski Law Firm, will provide an introduction to these options. He will discuss the differences and provide insight into legal and financial implications of various options. Learn how to make an informed decision when the time comes. Generously sponsored by the Rutkowski Law Firm.

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  • 13Jun
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    The Marriage of Wine and Cheese

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

    John Jonna, Wine Sommelier, Gourmet Food Savant

    Join John on a tour of the history of cheese and the cheese making process. Explore cheese’s amazing affinity for variety and style worldwide. John will also discuss the art of wine and cheese pairing and will offer samples of a few cheeses to explain the differences and make you smile.

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  • 19Jun
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    Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

    This beautiful book takes readers on a privileged tour of iconic buildings and interiors designed by some of the world’s most renowned and celebrated architects and interior designers. One breathtaking view after another invites readers to enter what are often private realms not open to the public to explore the innovative and often breathtaking designs. Author Brian D. Conway and photographer James Haefner join us to discuss the vibrant design culture that thrives to this day in Michigan.

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  • 20Jun
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    New Member Coffee

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

    If you are a new member, please join us for coffee and conversation.  Meet other new members and learn more about Next including new programs, classes, and events, off-site activities and support services.  Light refreshments provided.

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  • 20Jun
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    Current Factors Affecting the Middle East

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar

    The Middle East region is in a constant state of change. Israel is facing unprecedented political shifts that impact the entire area — and the security threat in the Middle East continues to remain volatile with the resurgence of ISIS and Al-Quada in Syria. Join us as Middle East expert Gus Mondalek helps us make sense of this complicated and fluid situation.

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  • 25Jun
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    Sleep Disorders

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Sleep problems can mean more than just feeling tired. Keith Pizzo, RPSGT, of Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services, will discuss the cumulative effect of sleep loss and sleep disorders that can put you at risk for depression, diabetes, heart attack, hypertension, obesity and stroke. Learn what can be done to avoid problems with sleep and how existing issues can be identified and treated.

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  • 26Jun
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    Funny Face - Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5:00pm

    NYC fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn). He convinces her to go to France where he photographs her. In the process,they fall for each other only to find hurdles in their way. Not rated 1 hour 43 minutes

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  • 27Jun
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    Brain Neurobics

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:00am

    Join Kathy Housey, “Brains and Balance” instructor, for an hour of fun and challenging brain drills. There will be a focus on memory and cognitive processing speed. Apply what you have learned through her lectures in a single session! Generously sponsored by Bellbrook of Rochester.

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  • 27Jun
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    Michigan National Parks

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Jami Keegan, Community Educator, National Park Services The National Park Service operates five parks in Michigan that attract more than 2.5 million visitors each year.

    Ms. Keegan will discuss the rich history of the River Raisin Park which commemorates the War of 1812 and the formation of the State of Michigan. The rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred U.S. support for the rest of the War of 1812. As the Park celebrates its 10th anniversary, learn future plans for its development.

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  • 20 Aug
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