Enrichment

  • 17 Jul
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 6 Aug
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 17 Jul
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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.

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

    July 3rd - No movie
    July 10 -  Vice
    July 17th - Calendar Girls
    July 24 - Green Book
    July 21 American Graffiti
    August 7 - Roma
    August 14 - On the Basis of Sex
    August 21 - The Intern
    August 28 - The Women

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  • 19 Jul
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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.

  • 17 Jul
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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

  • 17 Jul
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    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!!


  • 23 Jul
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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: July 8, 15, 22, and 29
    Series 2: August 5, 12, 19 and 26

    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 July selection is The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo, and the August selection is All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin. 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: September 4, 11,18, 25
    Series 2: October 2, 9, 16, 23

    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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  • 18 Jul
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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.

  • 19 Jul
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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!

  • 17 Jul
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    Mindfulness &Meditation

    Every Wednesday at 12:00am-12:00am

    Wednesdays 3:00 -4:00 pm

    Begin or deepen your meditation practice in a safe, welcoming environment with Karen Lutz, E-RYT. All Next members are welcome and registration is required. Attend once or as often as you like.

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  • 11Jul
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    Emotional Health Issues & Parkinson's

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 12:30pm

    Thursday, July 25 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
    or Tuesday, August 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


    Presented by Rochelle Anixt Gold, LMSW, ACSW, MA of the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation, these sessions will provide of people affected by Parkinson’s and their family members. Attention will be given to adapting to changes, coping methods, and warning signs that additional support may be needed. All are welcome!

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  • 17Jul
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    The Golden Age of the Automobile

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 12:30pm

    By 1915, the vast majority of popular car brands were from Detroit…the Motor City was born. Detroit car brands provided a car for any budget and any style; building fast, luxurious, dependable, and inexpensive cars that “put America on wheels.” Bailey Sisoy Isgro, Detroit History Tours, will cover this history from automotive legends like Henry Ford, Horace and John Dodge, and Ransom E. Olds to the lesser known geniuses who added horsepower and designed dream cars — learn about the legacy of Detroit’s golden automobile era.

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  • 18Jul
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    Heart Disease, Stroke & Chronic Disease: A Paradigm Shift

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Dr. Brian Kolender will be speaking about a paradigm shift in diagnosis, assessment and treatment of cardiovascular disease. If you are confused about whether or not you should be on aspirin — and you should be — you need to hear this talk! Dr. Kolender is a board certified Internal Medicine specialist and has an MDVIP-affiliated practice with locations in Bingham Farms and Detroit. He has completed a preceptorship in the BaleDoneen Method. This is the state-of-the-art heart attack and prevention program in the US.

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  • 18Jul
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    Birmingham's Bates Street Project

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Joe Valentine, Birmingham City Manager

    The City of Birmingham has a parking bond ballot proposal planned for August 6th that will fund the reconstruction of the North Old Woodward parking structure and extension of Bates Street from Willits to Old Woodward. This project will provide 400 additional parking spaces at no cost to Birmingham
    taxpayers. Residents are invited to come and learn about this new project, it’s financing and details about the ballot proposal. Don’t miss this informational opportunity presented by Birmingham City Manager, Joe Valentine.

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  • 23Jul
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    Understanding Medicare

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:30pm

    Elizabeth Robinson, Health Alliance Plan representative, will be with us to help current and future Medicare beneficiaries understand the system. She will cover the different parts of Medicare, the different types of additional coverage available, the time lines and the requirements. She will also familiarize
    attendees with the language of Medicare.

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  • 31Jul
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    Hot Wheels on Midvale!

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00am

    HOT WHEELS ON MIDVALE!
    Cost: Complimentary

    Join us as we transform our Next parking lot into a showcase for classic, fast and unique wheels around Birmingham. This car show will feature live music provided by Honest Thursday, a local good-time, rockin’ cover band. Enjoy a cool treat as you enjoy the cars and take the opportunity
    to vote for your favorite “Next” wheels. We welcome classic, muscle and other cars made before 1980. Contact Terri McCardell at tmccardell@birmingham.k12.mi.us, if you have a car you want to display at the show. Generously sponsored by Pomeroy Living.

  • 1Aug
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    Oakland Audubon Society

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:30am

    The Oakland Audubon Society advocates for the preservation of native wildlife in Michigan. Audubon Board Member David Frye will share how he and others provide access to our natural world through local activities, field trips and social media.

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  • 1Aug
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    All About Owls

    Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Christina Funk, B.Ed., M.S., Assistant Naturalist Troy Nature Society and Stage Nature Center

    Discover the world of owls as we meet live, native Michigan owls up close and personal! We will discuss the mysterious lives of owls, their adaptations for survival and what humans can do to help them. We will also have the opportunity to learn about the different owls that live at the Stage Nature Center and the reasons why they live in captivity, while exploring their different personalities. Generously Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares- Max Broock Realtors

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  • 6Aug
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    Getting the out of your auto repair dollar

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 12:30pm

    Where should you take your vehicle for service – the dealer or an independent shop? How do you find a mechanic or repair facility? What auto repairs MUST be done and at what mileage should you be having them done? Which maintenance schedule is right for you - Normal or Severe Service? The answers to these questions can have a big impact on how much you spend on auto repairs. With forty years of automotive aftermarket experience, NEXT member Dick Laimbeer will answer these questions and more. Bring your owner’s manual to class.

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  • 8Aug
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    SOCCRA- SE Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority

    Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Tracy Purrenhage, B.S., Recycling Education Specialist

    With 20 years of experience in this industry, Ms. Purrenhage will discuss recycling facts and recycling myths. She will provide information on how to recycle more and recycle correctly. We will learn what happens to recyclables after collection and why some things cannot be recycled. And, we will learn from the experts — as SOCRRA processes 26,000 tons per year.

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  • 15Aug
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    Michigan Bad: Murderers, Robbers and Thieves

    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Tom Carr, Historian and Author

    Train robberies, stage-coach hold-ups, posses, breakouts and shoot-em ups step out of the darker pages of Michigan’s past and spring to life in this presentation! Michigan has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries.Mr. Carr will shine a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping true crime capers and rogues. Generously Sponsored by Stuart Jeffares- Max Broock Realtors

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  • 22Aug
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    Non-Surgical Knee Treatment & Pain Relief

    Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00am

    Rakel Assk, Nurse Practitioner from Nu Life Medical and Disha Chablani, Senior Physical Therapist from DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan team up to talk about how chronic knee pain can be relieved with a revolutionary new protocol. Learn how this four-part treatment plan is helping sufferers successfully put-off or avoid invasive knee-replacement surgery.

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  • 27Aug
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    Detroit's History: Lumber, Ships & Cigars

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 12:25pm

    Detroit’s original “Big Three” were ships, stoves, and railroad cars, manufactured in the pre-automotive Motor City. Gwyn Koss, Detroit History Tours, will discuss how post Civil War industrialism brought the city manufacturing. Before long, Detroit went from a frontier town, to the “Paris
    of the Midwest.” From every corner of the nation and worldwide ports workers flocked to our shore chasing their fortunes. Join us as we venture back in time to learn the history of the Detroit before the first automobiles hit the roads. Kindly sponsored by St. Anne’s Mead.

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  • 10Sep
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    Conquering Stress & Anxiety

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:30pm

    Join Kathy Housey, “Brains and Balance” instructor, for yet another informative lecture! This presentation, her latest, will cover techniques for reducing stress and eliminating anxiety. You will be able to use these techniques right away and see lasting change!!

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  • 19Sep
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    Isle Royale: Wilderness Island

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:00pm

    In this presentation, best selling author and adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis will explore Isle Royale’s unique geology and how it was formed. Then, she’ll delve into the human history of the island (including copper mining and fishing culture) and the transition to becoming a National Park. This dynamic presentation features photos and videos taken on Isle Royale by the presenter! Kindly sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.

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    Cafe Next!

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    Grab a light lunch with friends or a bite before a class. Choose from fresh salads, wrap sandwiches or salad scoops such as chicken salad, egg salad or tuna prepared by Stacked Deli in downtown Birmingham! Open anytime Next is!