Enrichment

  • 21 Mar
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 6 Mar
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 28 Feb
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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 7 Dunkirk
    March 14 Battle of the Sexes
    March 21 Last Flag Flying
    April 4 Victoria & Abdul
    April 11 Wonder
    April 18 Goodbye Christopher Robin

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  • 1 Mar
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    Writer’s Corner

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

    Resumes in September

    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.

  • 2 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.

  • 28 Feb
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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

  • 19Sep
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    Computer Classes with the Baldwin Library

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm

    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.

    Excel 2016: Building Basic Formulas Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation in Microsoft Excel.

    Word 2016: An Introduction Tuesday, April 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

    Start a Blog Tuesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn how to start your blog, create content, and build an audience in this single session class.

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  • 27 Feb
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    Intergenerational Fun!

    Every Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Pre-registration in the Next office required

    A bus from Next will take interested members to Greenfield Elementary where 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. You may drive yourself if you
    prefer. No experience necessary.

  • 1 Mar
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    Intergenerational Fun!

    Every Thursday at 9:30am-10:30am

    Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Pre-registration in the Next office required A bus from Next will take interested members to Greenfield Elementary where 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. You may drive yourself if you prefer. No experience necessary.

  • 18Oct
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    Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:30am

    Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Play Class

    Series 1: Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 15 -  from 9:30 - 11:30 am

    Series 2: Wednesdays,  May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 am

    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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  • 11Jan
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    Ballroom Dancing

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Have you always wanted to ballroom dance? Join this group class and learn a different Smooth, Rhythm or Swing dance style each month. Instructor Amy Tranchida brings 38 years of experience, a diverse dance background and a great sense of humor to her classes. She offers tips and techniques to ensure student progress and build life-long learning. No partner necessary. Dress shoes recommended. Please avoid slip-on, backless or tennis shoes.

    Session 1: Rumba Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm A romantic, slow Latin dance, originating from Cuba, that is considered the “dance of love”.

    Session 2: East Coast Swing Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm An extremely popular dance of the 30s and 40s, this upbeat style showcases triple steps and a rock step, and is performed to both big band, rhythm and blues, and pop music.

    Session 3: Tango Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm A dramatic and evocative dance that originated in Argentina; Tango music incorporates staccato movements, a strong drum roll, and a driving beat.

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  • 28Feb
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    High Noon - Dinner & a Movie

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

    February 28 - HIGH NOON (1952) Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm

    A town marshal (Gary Cooper), despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride (Grace Kelly) and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.  Rated PG 1 hour 25 minutes

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  • 1Mar
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    One Man's Quest to See the World

    Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

    In 2017, Mr. McGaugh completed his quest to visit every country and continent on Earth; 50 states, 7 continents and 252 countries and lands. He then authored Longitude and Latitude with Attitude: One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World to capture these experiences. Join Rufus as he shares his interesting and adventurous path of life.

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  • 8Mar
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    Keep Your Focus

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Dr. Paul Kimbro graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry and practices at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield. Dr. Kimbro will talk about cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye. Join us for this informative presentation.

  • 8Mar
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    Detroit's Architectural Revitalization!

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Detroit is leading the nation in architectural design — and for over 23 years, Hamilton Anderson has been dedicated to improving the environment through creative, contemporary design. Their process combines analysis, intuitive curiosity and thoughtful execution to creative inspiring solutions. Mark will bring infomation and pictures demonstrating the impact HAA has had in Detroit!

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  • 12Mar
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    Monuments & Segregation

    Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

    The Confederate Myth, Monuments and Segregation

    Stephen Steinhardt, Attorney, WSU & MCC Professor & former Assistant Prosecutor

    The Myth holds that southerners fought against great odds and had no chance of winning. This justified the carnage that occurred when the real reason was to re-establish white supremacy. To some, monuments are evidence of a brave history.  To others, they represent slavery.

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  • 13Mar
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    Chess for Begining & Intermediate Players

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

    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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  • 13Mar
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    Life by Design

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Longer life, greater prosperity and new expectations have opened new retirement opportunities. Jim Craft has been helping retirees answer: What are you going to do with the next 20 to 30 years to make your life rewarding and meaningful. He will share his insights for planning the next phase of life that developed through his personal journey and as a consultant for the world’s largest career management fi rm. Kindly sponsored by Baldwin House.

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  • 15Mar
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    Indian Cultural History from the Great Lakes Nations

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Ms. Franklin, tribal member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and her husband, Chris Franklin, tribal member of the Oneida of the Thames First Nations will discuss the Anishinabe Tribes here in Michigan and Urban American issues including historical trauma, elder services and child and family services. The importance of education, comprehensive services and protection of children and youth will be discussed and explored.

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  • 20Mar
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    What is going on with the stock market??

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

    WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE STOCK MARKET & SHOULD I JUMP IN?

    3-week series:
    Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Strong, CRPC, Financial Advisor, from UBS Financial Services in Troy will be at Next for three informational lectures for all levels of investors.

    March 20 - Understanding the Stock Market in Today’s Financial Climate

    March 27 - Putting Investment Concepts & Programs to Work for Your Financial Plan

    April 10 - Advanced Investment Topics & Current Themes

  • 21Mar
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    Let's Talk Mental Wellness

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Toby Beach, LMSW is a therapist and educator in the mental health field with over seven years of experience counseling families and individuals. Learn more about mental health and how better to cope with life’s many challenges. What are the signs of depression and anxiety and what can you do to help loved ones or even yourself? Learn strategies for coping so you can live life to the fullest!

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  • 22Mar
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    Sexual Harrassment, Trafficking & Human Dignity

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Mary Engelman, Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

    Join this advocate for women’s issues and the impact these issues have on the integration of women in society, the subordination of women to men and the effect on human dignity.  Ms. Engelman discusses these human rights violations and how we can take action to prevent continued recurrences.

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  • 27Mar
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    Trivia Time!

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

    Who is going to take the prize this month?

    Enjoy a evening of trivia! Facilitator Mike Wicker, Seaholm High School’s Social Studies Department Chair and Trivia Game Host, will lead a lively, interactive quiz-like atmosphere! Enjoy a little friendly competition with a chance to win bragging rights and maybe a prize or two. Pizza and beverage provided! Generously sponsored by Oakmont Rochester Please Pre-register.

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  • 28Mar
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    Dinner & a Classic: Singin' in the Rain

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Enjoy one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever fi lmed with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era — paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), Lamont has her fi red. But Lockwood fi nds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the fi rst time… until the studio decides to use Selden to dub her voice.  Rated G 1 hour 43 minutes

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  • 29Mar
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    Detroit Tigers Opening Day - at Next!

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:00pm

    Come cheer on the Tigers for Opening Day! Enjoy a ballpark lunch - hot dog, chips, beverage & ice cream. Join in the camaraderie of other NEXT members as you watch the game on the big screen and root the Tigers on to victory over the NY Yankees as the baseball season begins. We encourage all Yankees fans to join in the fun, too!  Sponsored by Kathi Jones-Cutler of Max Broock Realtors.

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  • 29Mar
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    Detroit Postwar Auto Workers

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00pm

    DETROIT AUTOWORKERS & THE ELUSIVE POSTWAR BOOM
    Daniel Clark, Professor-Associate Professor of History, Oakland University

    1945-1960 was thought to be a heyday for Detroit autoworkers with lucrative contracts from automakers providing increased wages and benefi ts. Many said autoworkers entered the middle class when actually they didn’t. Chronic layoffs and other events meant workers experienced job instability.

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  • 4Apr
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    Islands of the Great Lakes

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Loreen Niewenhuis returns to talk about her book, A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure. Loreen will show photos and videos of islands in the fi ve Great Lakes and their connected waters. Learn about the diverse geology and life forms and reasons there are tens of thousands of islands in the Great Lakes basin. Kindly sponsored by Oakmont Rochester.

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  • 5Apr
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    A Psychologist's Clinical View of Opiates

    Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

    THE OPIOID CRISIS: A PSYCHOLOGIST’S CLINICAL VIEWPOINT
    Jordan Braciszewski, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Researcher

    Opioids are a common treatment for pain and have become more prevalent, making opioids the most commonly prescribed class. This talk will focus on the opioid crisis, treatment and policy solutions, and how the community can help.

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  • 10Apr
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    Smart Home Technology

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:30am

    Next welcomes Adult Services Librarian Sarah Bowman from the Baldwin Public Library to talk about smart home technology. What is a Smart Home? Do you want to have a Smart Home? Would it help me in terms of safety and in general making life at home easier? Learn the answers to these and many more questions at this presentation.

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  • 10Apr
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    Gift Wrapping 101

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3:30pm

    Lisa Gleeson formerly of Lisa’s Gift Wrappers will teach you the secrets of beautiful gift wrapping techniques. You will wrap a box with a gorgeous bow to take home and show off your new skills! All supplies provided.

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  • 11Apr
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    Self Defense for Seniors

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00am

    Instructor Sensei Jaye Spiro, a 7th degree black belt in Ai Mute Shotokan Karate, has taught martial arts and self-defense classes all over the world from Detroit to California as well as Central America and Europe. Join Sensei Jaye to learn how to recognize dangerous situations, create strategies for escape or defense and to make safe and effective decisions. This class is appropriate for all ages and physical abilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic footwear.
    2018

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  • 17Apr
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    A special evening of music with the Mark James Band!

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Come and enjoy an evening of with The Mark James Band featuring Jimmy Howard on drums, percussion and vocals, and Mark James on keys.  The band will entertain us with classic pop music that will have you tapping your toes! Delicious refreshments in the Next gym will make this a special musical night!!

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  • 19Apr
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    American Cheese Revolution!

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:00am

    Cheese expert Zach Berg, co-owner of Provisions of Ferndale, began his food career working in kosher catering at the age of 13 and eventually moved on to restaurants and Zingerman’s Deli before attending culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Zach loves cheese and he wants to share that love with you!

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  • 19Apr
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    The Humane Society

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00pm

    THE MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY Adrian Kozlowski, Advancement Office

    Learn how the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in Michigan provides animal welfare and sheltering services. Interestingly, events at the Society were featured in the Animal Planet channel’s reality television series Animal Cops: Detroit.

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  • 24Apr
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    New Member Coffee

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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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  • 25Apr
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    Dinner & a Classic: Gigi

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Home, motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: man-about-town Gaston (Louis Jourdan) offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Carron). But Gigi, who’s gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for something money can’t buy. Honore Lachaille (Maurice Chevalier) intrigues with his memorable rendition of “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”.  Rated G 1 hour 55 minutes

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  • 26Apr
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    Troy: From Wilderness to a Great City

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Loraine Campbell, Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village traces the development of Troy from wilderness to becoming the largest city in Oakland County. Before it was the site of shopping centers, corporations, and universities, Troy was a pioneer settlement comprised of farms and small knots of buildings at simple crossroads. School bells and harvesting seasons punctuated simple country lives. By the end of World War II, subdivisions replaced farms, the township was incorporated — and gracious homes and new businesses replaced clapboard structures which was a signifi cant step in the development of Troy, our beautiful neighboring city.

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  • 26Apr
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    Normandy: From Omaha Beach to the Falaise Gap

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

    THE AMERICAN ARMY IN NORMANDY FROM OMAHA BEACH TO THE FALAISE GAP

    Jim Craft, B.A., M.A., Career Consultant & Historian

    Success on D-Day was the beginning the ultimate defeat of Germany. Learn how despite sustaining horrible loses, the American army breached the Atlantic Wall and gained control of the bluffs overlooking Omaha Beach.

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