17 AprNext Meeting
Coin ClubEvery 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm
2 AprNext Meeting
Stamp ClubEvery 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm
27 MarNext Meeting
Wednesday Night @ The MoviesEvery 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.
March 6 - 78/62
March 13 - The First Man
March 20 - Keeping Up with the Jones
March 27 - A Hard Day’s Night
April 3 - Grey Gardens
April 10 - Woman in Gold
April 17 - The Journey is the Destination
April 24 - Moulin Rouge
21 MarNext Meeting
Writer’s CornerEvery 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9:30am-11:00am
Thursdays, March 7, 21 and April 4, 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 am
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.
22 MarNext Meeting
Current Events Discussion GroupEvery 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.
27 MarNext Meeting
Men's BreakfastEvery 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
21 MarNext Meeting
We Love Our Sponsors!Every (all day)
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!!
26 MarNext Meeting
Coffee & Conversation: New Women's GroupEvery 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!
Line Dancing - New Format!Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00am
LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!
Series 1: March 4, 11, 18, 25
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
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. We must have 5 people registered by January 10 to run this class.
Walk-ins welcome for $8 per class
Popular Reads Book ClubMonday, 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 March book selection is Washington Black by Esi Edugyan and the April book selection is The Dry by Jane Harper. Register at Next — and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book!
Bridge LessonsWednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30am
Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome.
March series: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3
April series: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1
Learn play techniques that will improve your declarer play. Our instructor, Silver Life Master Jim Bloom, has more than 10 years experience teaching bridge to beginner and intermediate players. The book Play of the Hand in the 21st Century is a required book and can be purchased from instructor.
There's an App for That!Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:30am
THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT: APP CHAT
Join us for this information sharing session about the latest apps specifically designedfor seniors. Terri McCardell, Next Programming will demonstrate on an iPhone, but all users are welcome. We will discuss specific apps in each category and demonstrate as needed. This class
requires a basic knowledge of smartphone use. Class limited to 10 people
Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 am
Navigation & Travel Apps This offering is at capacity- please call the office to be added to the wait list.
Thursday, March 28 at 11:30 am
Photo & Video Apps
Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 am
New - Non- Fiction Book ClubThursday, March 14, 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.
In March, join us to discuss Dopesick by Beth Macy and in April our book is The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thaddeus Carhart.
May 9 - In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
June 13 - Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
Trivia Time!Monday, March 18, 2019 at 4:00pm
Trivia Night returns! Enjoy an evening of trivia in a lively, interactive quiz-like atmosphere! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with a chance to win bragging rights! Pizza provided! Generously sponsored Hospice of Michigan
Food Labels: What do they Mean?Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:30am
Are you ever overwhelmed by all of the “claims” on food labels: healthy, grain or grass fed, pasture-raised, organic, fair trade, non-GMO, fat types, etc.? What do they all mean? Join Chriss Belisario, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, as she explains the terms we find on our food choices. Chriss is a health coach, teacher, healthy event promoter and activist in 5G and food quality. Sponsored by the Bank of Ann Arbor.
The Chautauqua Movement: Its Impact & Presence in MichiganThursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm
Jim Craft, B.A., M.A., Historian
The Chautauqua movement began in New York and emphasized religion, education, recreation and the arts. Some Chautauquas had permanent locations while others traveled. Many acted as a forum for the discussion of public issues, including women’s suffrage, trust busting and child labor. For fifty years, they were a central part of American Society and — while they are past their heyday — they still exist today! Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock
The Beauty of Native PlantsTuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:30pm
THE BEAUTY OF NATIVE PLANTS: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban & Suburban Landscapes
Native plants can withstand our Michigan weather without supplemental water, fertilizers, or sprays. In addition, native plants co-evolved relationships with our native insects, and together, form the foundation of the food chain that supports butterfl ies, bees, birds, and predators. Join Drew Lathin, Owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, as he shares his expertise and passion for sustainable landscaping. Kindly sponsored by Waltonwood Royal Oak.
Dinner & a Classic - Hard Day's NightWednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:00pm
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
Dinner & A Classic at 5:00 pm
The Beatles, in their feature film debut, star in a great rock and roll comedy adventure! The film has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The fi lm takes on the just-left-of reality style of a mock-documentary, following “a day in the life” of John, Paul, George and Ringo as fame takes
them by storm. Rated G 1 hour 32 minutes
Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Offers Services at NextThursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:30pm
The Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Offi ce holds “Local Office Visits” across the county to help make their services more accessible to residents. The following records and services are available (same charge as at their offi ce) when they visit Next:
• Copies of birth, death, marriage certificates and marriage license applications
• Copies of Oakland County Circuit Court documents,including divorce records
• Copies of property documents (deeds, mortgages, liens, etc.)
• Business registration or renewals
• Voter registration and absentee voter applications
• Notary public applications
• Concealed pistol license renewals
The Orgins of Big BusinessThursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm
Professor Francis S. Blouin, Information & History, UM College of LSA
How did we go from constructing carriages one unit at a time in the late 19th Century to Ford’s production of over one million vehicles per year by 1920? The answer is a complicated one and addresses the transformation of the American economy from the age of individualized production to the era
of big business. This story discusses cars, railroads, department stores, advertising, consumer culture and more! Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
Fake NewsThursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:00pm
Garry Gilbert, Journalism Program Director Oakland University, Advisor to Oakland Press
Truth is principle to journalism. It’s also the most confusing — as the truth is complicated. We often disagree on truth — especially in today’s political climate. Who killed JFK? Did the Russians help Donald Trump win the 2016 election? Journalists should dig for verifiable information and make sense of those facts. Today, we’re seeing a rise in “truth decay”. Professor Gilbert will discuss how we can differentiate fact from fiction. Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
April In Paris Musical EveningTuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00pm
Join the Waterstones for an evening of springtime tunes that will get you in that “April in Paris” mood! While listening to the melodic sounds of piano and saxophone, imagine yourself in a French café at Springtime. French inspired treats will be served. Ooh La La! See you there! Generously sponsored
by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.
Vision Enrichment Support GroupThursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:30am
Please note new start time.
Facilitated by the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Those who are visually challenged are welcome to join to discuss issues and hear speakers. Family and caregivers are also invited to join us.
Our EnvironmentThursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:00pm
Nicholas Schroeck, Environmental Law Expert, Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
There are many issues facing our environment. What are the latest advancements, threats and trends in Michigan and nationally? Join us to learn more about environmental and public health concerns in our region — from the Great Lakes to air quality to PFAs (per- and polyfl uoroalkyl substances)
to climate change.Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
New Member CoffeeThursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00am
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.
When I'm Ninety-Four: The Civic Implications of Aging in PlaceThursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm
Robin Boyle, Retired Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Wayne State University & Birmingham Planning Commission Member
Setting the “aging of America” into a national and international context, Professor Boyle’s talk will focus on the civic implications of aging in place — and will examine those that will shape urban society in the coming decades: security and insecurity, mobility and immobility, adapting the home, technology and income. Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat MattersMonday, April 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
H.O.P.E. is a life-changing documentary — uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world! This film is part of a larger project to promote health through a plant based diet.
Chinese Medicine for the Western MindTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:30am
According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment for several health conditions. Why, then, do people hesitate to seek out Chinese medicine for their health concerns? Licensed Acupuncturist, Robert Simon, will explore how Chinese medicine works
from a Western perspective. He will demystify many of its techniques and concepts, showing that acupuncture is a deeply physiological and neurological medicine. Sponsored by the Bank of Ann Arbor
Wildflower Seed BombsTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
In honor of Earth Day, join Next’s own Jolee Hentgen in assembling wildfl ower seed bombs. These little balls of life are meant to help build ecosystems. Even if you aren’t quite the green-thumb, with a little water, flowers will begin to grow wherever you place (toss) your seed bomb. Let’s liven things up, from a vacant lot, to your own backyard and beautify our surroundings. They also make lovely gifts for friends and loved ones!
Dinner & a Classic - Moulin RougeWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:00pm
This offering is currently at capacity. Please contact the office to be added to the wait list.
Enjoy an exquisite biopic of Toulouse-Lautrec, the crippled painter whose work perfectly captured the spirit of bohemian Paris in the 1890s. Portrayed as an embittered loner, he is tormented by his doomed relationships with prostitute Marie Charlet and sympathetic model, Myriamme. Directed and
produced by John Huston, this 1952 release delves into the life of this painter who chronicled the Parisian belle époque and features well-known actor, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Not Rated 1 hour 59 minutes
Road Wise Review for Mature OperatorsThursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00am
AAA of Michigan presents this program as a quick refresher on driving defensively for experienced drivers. You will learn techniques and tips to help compensate for changing vision, reflexes and response time. Topics include adjusting speed, margin of safety, seeing/communicating, and driving emergencies. Several interactive activities will be used, including CarFit, AAA’s individualized 16-point safety check list in YOUR OWN car. Increase your confi dence behind the wheel with this informative, interactive experience!
An Amazing Musical Revue!Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm
AN AMAZING MUSICAL REVUE
Chris Ayotte, entertainer and celebrity impersonator is an international award winning celebrity impressionist! He has entertained at a variety of venues across the country with his distinct voice and fun-loving style of comedy. Chris is especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create many celebrities! Those who have heard Chris call him “one of the best!” Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares of the Jeffares Group of Max Broock.
Next Bike Groups _Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:30pm
Kick-Off Meeting - Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Join us as we kick-off the new cycling season at Next! You will meet fellow riders and hear about the exciting additions to these weekly rides.
Next Slow Roll Bike Group
Every Tuesday night beginning May 7 at 5:30 pm
This group will travel through quiet, relatively flat neighborhoods and avoid traffic on main roads. Questions? Join us at the kickoff meeting or contact Terri McCardell, Next Program Planner, at 248-203-5280 or email@example.com.
Next Advanced Bike Group
Every Thursday, beginning May 16 at 1:00 pm
This group will take more advanced rides that will run on local main streets in adjacent neighborhoods. The pace of this group will be approximately 12-15 mph with a starting distance of 20 miles. Questions? Join us at the kickoff meeting or contact chief biker Israel Olivarez at SRAEL.OLIVAREZ@comcast.net or (517) 803-8161.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration!Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm
Join us for a special celebration as we sample this colorful, fun and history-rich holiday. Cinco de Mayo — translated “Fifth of May” — commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican- American culture. We will enjoy food, music and a fun game of Loteria, traditional Mexican bingo. Generously sponsored by All Seasons of Birmingham.
Shredder Compliments of SOCCRA and NextSaturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00pm
Shredding is intended for sensitive documents only. Junk mail and magazines/newspapers do not need to be shredded. Paper must be free of all plastic/metal bindings, covers, inserts, etc. Staples are accepted, but paper clips must be removed. Please allow time to shred your own documents. Limit 3 boxes per person.
Mary Todd Lincoln: After the White HouseThursday, May 9, 2019 at 11:00am
Pam Dawson, amazing storyteller and impersonator is returning by popular demand! This time, we will learn about Mary Todd Lincoln’s life after the White House. This is a first-person presentation that will fascinate the audience by making history come alive. Kindly sponsored by Pomeroy Living.
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