Enrichment

  • 17 Apr
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 2 Apr
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 27 Mar
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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. 

    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

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  • 21 Mar
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    Writer’s Corner

    Every 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 Mar
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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.

  • 27 Mar
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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

  • 21 Mar
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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!!

  • 26 Mar
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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: 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

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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 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!

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  • 13Mar
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    Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, 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.

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  • 13Mar
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    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

    Medical Apps
    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

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  • 14Mar
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    New - Non- Fiction Book Club

    Thursday, 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

  • 18Mar
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    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

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  • 21Mar
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    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.

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  • 21Mar
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    The Chautauqua Movement: Its Impact & Presence in Michigan

    Thursday, 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

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  • 26Mar
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    The Beauty of Native Plants

    Tuesday, 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.

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  • 27Mar
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    Dinner & a Classic - Hard Day's Night

    Wednesday, 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

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  • 28Mar
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    Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds Offers Services at Next

    Thursday, 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

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  • 28Mar
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    The Orgins of Big Business

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 4Apr
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    Fake News

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 9Apr
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    April In Paris Musical Evening

    Tuesday, 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.

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  • 11Apr
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    Vision Enrichment Support Group

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 11Apr
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    Our Environment

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 18Apr
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    New Member Coffee

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 18Apr
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    When I'm Ninety-Four: The Civic Implications of Aging in Place

    Thursday, 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.

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  • 22Apr
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    H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters

    Monday, 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.

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  • 23Apr
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    Chinese Medicine for the Western Mind

    Tuesday, 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

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  • 23Apr
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    Wildflower Seed Bombs

    Tuesday, 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!

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  • 24Apr
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    Dinner & a Classic - Moulin Rouge

    Wednesday, 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

  • 25Apr
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    Road Wise Review for Mature Operators

    Thursday, 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!

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  • 25Apr
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    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.

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  • 30Apr
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    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 tmccardell@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    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.

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  • 2May
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    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.

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  • 4May
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    Shredder Compliments of SOCCRA and Next

    Saturday, 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.

  • 9May
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    Mary Todd Lincoln: After the White House

    Thursday, 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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