Enrichment

  • 17 May
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 2 May
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 3 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. “Dinner and a Movie” are separate entries, please register for those independently.

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

    May 3 - Hell or High Water
    May 10 - Hidden Figures
    May 17 - Lion
    May 24 - Fences
    May 31 - The Philadelphia Story- Dinner and a Classic, Please register seperately
    June 7 - Sherlock Holmes
    June 14 - La La Land
    June 21 - Loving
    June 28 Citizen Kane -Dinner and a Classic, please register separately

    Register | RSVP
  • 1 May
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    Writing Group

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

    Writing Group

    Select Mondays from 9:30 to 11:00 am

    Writers please join us for concentrated writing time. Work on something you’ve already started, or polish something you’ve almost finished. Computer, laptop, tablet, and pen and ink writers are all welcome! Contact Diana Plopa at 248-914-4027 for more details.

  • 4 May
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    Writer’s Corner

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

    May 4th & 18th
    June 1st & 15th

    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.

  • 4 May
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    Inter-Generational Fun!

    Every Thursday at 9:00am-12:00pm

    NEXT MEMBERS ONLY!

    NEW! INTERGENERATIONAL FUN!
    WEEKLY VISITS TO GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY


    No Experience Necessary - Please register with the Next Office.

    Starting the third week of September, a bus from Next will take interested members to Greenfield Elementary where from 9:30 to 10:30 am you will be teamed up with students for activities such as: reader workshops, writer’s workshops, editing, listening to students read, math, science, and much more. Teachers in each class will show you what to do and be there to assist if needed. This isn’t just a great opportunity for former teachers but for anyone who loves to give back and spend time with these great kids! You may drive yourself if you prefer.

    Register | RSVP
  • 5 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.

  • 3 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

  • 13Mar
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    Writing Time

    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:30am

    Writers please join us for concentrated writing time. Work on something you’ve already started, or polish something you’ve almost finished. Computer, laptop, tablet, and pen and ink writers are all welcome! Contact Celia Ransom (248) 644-6291 for more details.

  • 1 May
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    Computer Classes - Baldwin Library & Next

    Every Monday at 6:30pm-7:30pm

    NEXT WELCOMES THE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
    The Baldwin Public Library is partnering with Next to offer you the classes below.
    Cost: $5 - Learners of ALL ages are welcome.

    These classes will take place in the Next computer lab.

    Photo Editing with Online Tools
    Monday, May 1 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $5
    Make your pictures look like a million bucks with free and easy to use online tools. So, come to class and let’s edit some pictures.

    Excel 2010: Spreadsheet Basics
    Monday, May 8, 15 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $10
    Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation with Microsoft Excel in this two-session class.

    LinkedIn
    Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $5
    Build and nurture your professional identity with LinkedIn, the world’s largest network of its kind.

    Computer Basics
    Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $5
    Learn the basics of computing from mastering mouse skills to managing and saving files.

    Intro to PowerPoint
    Thursdays, July 20 and 27 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $10
    Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class.

    Photo Editing with Online Tools
    Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $5
    Make your pictures look like a million bucks with free and easy to use online tools. So, come to class and let’s edit some pictures.

    Register | RSVP
  • 4May
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    The Changing Scale of Conservation

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Helen Taylor, Michigan State Director of the Nature Conservancy

    Helen Taylor will discuss the changing scale of conservation as organizations, communities and leaders are faced with increasingly complex problems. Solutions, policies and practices are expanding the scope and impact of conservation work from site to systems, to sustainability, in order to achieve the
    long-term health of places we care about like the Great Lakes.

    Register | RSVP
  • 5May
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    Ask the Financial Advisor

    Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Certified financial advisor Jonathan Strong CRPC from UBS in Troy, will provide assistance with your financial questions. Please schedule your complimentary 30 minute appointment by calling the Next office.

  • 8May
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    The Basics of Medicare

    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:30pm

    Turning 65?  Still working at 67 and not sure how to handle Medicare enrollment?  Attend this class to learn the basics of Medicare: When to sign up, how to sign up, products to choose when you need to supplement your Original Medicare.  WDIV’s Medicare Expert, Joanne Giardini-Russell, will share all the details! Come get all of your questions answered.

    Register | RSVP
  • 9May
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    Sleep & Relaxation

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:30am

    SLEEP & RELAXATION: Are you an Owl, a Lark or a Hummingbird?

    Certified Brains and Balance Specialist™ Kathy Housey will help you understand factors that affect your sleep including chronotypes and circadian rhythms. She will also offer simple,practical strategies for better sleep and relaxation. Attendees will be led through a guided meditation exercise. Sponsored by
    Baldwin House

    Register | RSVP
  • 9May
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    Antiques Appraisal

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Do you have undiscovered treasures in your attic? Jere Rush from Rush Appraisals will be here to tell you about your art, antiques and collectibles. You may bring in one item for appraisal (sorry, no jewelry). Items will be appraised on a first come first served basis. Have fun seeing and hearing about what other members have brought to share!

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  • 11May
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    The DIA Presents Diego Rivera

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Diego Rivera’s art continues to live on at the Detroit Institute of Art. Many of his murals and art exhibits focus on his paintings and life, as well as that of Frida Kahlo (his wife), and draw large crowds. Rivera’s paintings continue to show the struggles of people all over the world while holding onto their specific
    place in time. Learn about what has made Diego Rivera’s art timeless classics.

    Register | RSVP
  • 16May
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    Learn to Play Chess

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras would like to teach you the game of chess. What you will learn:
    Week 1 - May 16 - Basic Rules,
    Week 2 - May 23 - Starting the Game and Strategy
    Week 3 - May 30 - Play the Game Together!!

    Register | RSVP
  • 17May
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    You Haven't Sold a Home in Years?

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

    Snack-n-Chat with Kathi Jones-Cutler

    Pre-registration required. It’s a whole new Real Estate World out there. Learn about the MLS selling on the internet, electronic contracts, and how television has changed the rules! Refreshments served. All attendees receive Kathi’s book free.

    Register | RSVP
  • 18May
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    Genealogy/Family History

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

    GENEALOGY/FAMILY HISTORY:
    One-on-one Searching for Your Ancestors

    Avid genealogy expert Barbara Hofmann, Former Chairperson of the Michigan DAR Volunteer Genealogist’s Committee, will work with you one-on-one, and answer questions to help you move forward in your search. Bring your own laptop or tablet.

    Register | RSVP
  • 18May
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    When Generations Collide

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm

    We hear a lot about the four generations — Traditionals, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millenials. But what defines each of these generations? And how do they communicate? Class facilitator Diane Henderson has had a 40-year career in educational program development and management training. Ms. Henderson will explore the characteristics of each of the generations and identify how to cross the divide that often separates them.

    Register | RSVP
  • 18May
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    The Rise of Putin's Russia

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

    On Christmas Day 1991, the Soviet flag flew over the Kremlin in Moscow for the last time. By the year 2000, Putin was elected to President and has been ruling Russia ever since.Aaron Retish, History Professor at Wayne State University will discuss the Soviet Union, its collapse and the rise of Putin’s
    Russia. How has Putin’s political ideology and world view shaped the Russian Federation of today? What will the Russian relationship with the US and the led Western world look like in the next decade(s)?

    Register | RSVP
  • 23May
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    Successful Container Gardening

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Join Master Gardener Kathy Schein in the Next courtyard for a demonstration on successful container gardening this summer. Kathy will share her extensive knowledge of annual planting materials to make your container gardens exceptional this year! This class is a demonstration to inspire you, not a hands-on
    class. Kathy generously volunteers her time each summer to plant and maintain the beautiful Next gardens!

    Register | RSVP
  • 23May
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    Beauty Over 50

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

    As time passes, how we care for our skin, hair and wear makeup should be updated. Simple steps can be taken to bring back the shine and glow of our natural beauty! Come join Kathy Partin,hair educator and color specialist, and makeup artist Victoria Palusevic from Spa Renaissance will show you how to look fabulous at any age!!

    Register | RSVP
  • 25May
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    Animal Assisted Therapy

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Beaumont’s Animal Assisted Therapy program helps hundreds of patients each year cope with the stress of hospitalization through interactions with furry, four-legged volunteers. In providing comfort, encouraging social interaction, and promoting positive non-threatening physical contact, Animal Assisted Therapy has been shown to have a number of benefits. Volunteer Coordinator at Beaumont Health System, Carla Grava, will bring a few of these wonderful therapy dogs along with their handlers to Next as she discusses this unique program.

    Register | RSVP
  • 25May
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    Oakland County's Economic Outlook

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Matthew A. Gibb, J.D., Deputy County Executive - Mr. Gibb oversees all aspects of Economic Development and Community Affairs for Oakland County including the County’s role in planning, business attraction and expansion, community development, home assistance programming, workforce, and
    a variety of related issues and services. Mr. Gibb will update us on what is happening in Oakland County.

    Register | RSVP
  • 31May
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    Dinner and a Classic - The Philadelphia Story

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm

    Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George Kittredge whilst Dexter has been working for “Spy” magazine. Dexter arrives at the Lord’s mansion the day before the wedding with writer Mike Connor and photographer Liz Imbrie, determined to spoil things. Unrated (1941) 1 hour 52 minutes

    Register | RSVP
  • 1Jun
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    Living with Parkinsons

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 1:00pm

    LIVING WITH PARKINSONS: What You & Your Family Should Know

    Dr. Neepa J. Patel, MD, Neurologist and Movement Specialist from Henry Ford Health System, will share her insight on what Parkinson’s disease is, how to manage it,and the latest treatments available. Sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson Foundation

    Register | RSVP
  • 1Jun
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    The Complexities of Immigration

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Rachel Settlage, Director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic at Wayne State Law School, will discuss why the immigration system is so complex and why it is so difficult to obtain legal status in America. Why is the path to citizenship so costly, tedious and lengthy? Professor Settlage will walk us through the immigration process and point out unavoidable stumbling blocks that slow down or deny applicants, asylum seekers, and refugees the ability to become a legal US citizen.

    Register | RSVP
  • 5Jun
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    2017 Golf Classic to Benefit Next

    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

    2017 Golf Classic to Benefit Next will be held June 5th 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 Cadillac! 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 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!

    Spots fill up quickly, please reserved your spot early!

    Thank you to our 2017 Golf Classic sponsors: Samaritus, Desmond, All Seasons of Birmingham, Cederbrook, and Morgan Stanley. And thank you to Hole Sponsors, Assured Health, Apartment Services, Baldwin House, and Pugh Moak.

    There are still a few sponsorships opportunities available, please contact Susan Gwizdz for more information.

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  • 8Jun
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Enjoy a dramatic exploration of the character, image and literary legend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s immortal fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Presented by Mark McPherson, popular lecturer, journalist, author and actor — whose personal adventures have garnered him many distinctions including
    numerous accolades from the Arthur Conan Doyle Society and a host of international scion organizations.

    And don’t miss the movie on June 6th - Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill

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  • 9Jun
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    Retirement Reimagined

    Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00pm

    RETIREMENT REIMAGINED
    Retirement Reimagined provides facilitation, peer support and resources to assist in creating a purpose-filled and meaningful retirement. Join the thought provoking discussion and meet other retirees. These meetings are open to anyone interested in the Retirement Reimagined group,mentorship, or intrepreneurship. To learn more, contact Next members Dian Wilkins at dian.wilkins@yahoo.com or Kathy Walgren at kwal@comcast.net.


    May 18 -When Generations Collide
    We hear a lot about the four generations — Traditionals, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millenials. But what defi nes each of these generations? And how do they communicate? Class facilitator Diane Henderson has had a 40-year career in educational program development and management training. Ms. Henderson will explore the characteristics of each of the generations and identify how to cross the divide that often separates them.


    June 9 - The Importance of Friendships
    Friendships are important to promoting both physical and mental health. Join the conversation about building new relationships and renewing old friendships in retirement.

     

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  • 12Jun
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    Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:00pm

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

    June 12 - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

    Join Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, for a lively book discussion each month. Books featured will be popular literary fiction or non-fiction that reads like fiction. When you register, you’ll be given a copy of the book, provided by Baldwin Public Library.

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  • 13Jun
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    Easy Summer Suppers

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5:30pm

    Cooking and entertaining expert Nancy Weinert is back! She will share with us new and unique seasonal recipes and tips using fresh flavorful ingredient’s to create a perfect summer time supper. Some of the recipes on the menu we will be tasting are fresh gazpacho, garden pizza, stone fruit salad and
    marinated flank steak.

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  • 15Jun
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    The Surprising Rise of Hate in America

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Mark Miller, Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth El, will speak to the surprising rise of hate in America. All too often we hear of incidents of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and anti-immigrant sentiments that have become a growing threat to humanity. What circumstances have contributed to
    the unprecedented amount of discourse we are currently witnessing? How can we, as individuals and communities,promote a democratic civil society where all people, regardless of affi liation, feel a sense of safety and belonging

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  • 21 Jun
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    Next is Moving to Beverly Elementary for the Summer!

    Every (all day)

    As of June 21st until mid-August, Next will temporarily move to Beverly Elementary School while Midvale undergoes much needed infrastructure improvements. Beverly School is located next to Beverly Park, just west of Southfield Road on Beverly Road (13½ Mile Road). The school is spacious with central air conditioning and more available parking, a gym that will accommodate two pickleball courts, a large media center with plenty of room for cards, movies and speakers, a fully equipped computer lab, an art room with a kiln, outdoor spaces, and several other classrooms we can utilize. Please note, any classes after June 21st will be at Beverly. Support Services will also be moving to Beverly. Nothing will change including Meals on Wheels, home medical equipment loans, and transportation, as well as the caring customer service you have come to rely on. We are excited to take advantage of our temporary home and offer much of our same programming,while introducing new offerings that will uniquely fit into Beverly. Think of it as summering in a new vacation home!

    Location: Beverly Elementary School
  • 28Jun
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    Boogie at Beverly

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

    Come check out our summer residence at Beverly Elementary School. Enjoy an ice cream sundae and take a look around. Entertainment provided by Ragtime,Boogie and Blues pianist Matthew Ball, “The Boogie Woogie Kid”. He’ll feature a rollickin’ concert of old time piano fun with favorites like “The Entertainer,” “Swanee River,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Those were the Days,” “Bumble Boogie,” and many more. Generously sponsored by Baldwin House. See you there!

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  • 28Jun
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    Dinner and a Classic - Citizen Kane

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm

    When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland, and his mistress, Susan Alexander, shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, “Rosebud.” Rated PG-13 1 hour 59 minutes

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  • 29Jun
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    The History of Cranbrook's House & Gardens

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Judy Lindstrom will discuss Cranbrook House, the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and its beautiful gardens! There are incredible vistas and the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around. This presentation will provide lots of information about our National Historic Landmark in Bloomfield Hills!

    Don’t miss the Cranbrook House Tour on August 15!

    Register | RSVP