• 15 Mar
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 7 Mar
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 1 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. “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. 

    March 1 - Suffragette
    March 8 -Ghost
    March 15 - Radio Days
    March 22 - The King’s Speech
    March 29 Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Dinner & a Classic Please register separately
    April 5 - Deep Water Horizon
    April 12 - Jackie
    April 19 - Hacksaw Ridge
    April 26 - The African Queen - Dinner and a Classic, please register seperately


    Register | RSVP
  • 6 Mar
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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
    September 12. Meets October 3, 17 and 31

    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.

  • 2 Mar
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    Writer’s Corner

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

    1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am
    September 15, October 6 and 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.

  • 23 Feb
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    Inter-Generational Fun!

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



    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
  • 9Jan
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    Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00pm


    Second Monday of the month, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    (Books will be available in the Next Office)

    Jan 9 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
    Feb 13 - Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
    March 13 - H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald

    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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  • 13Jan
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    Introduction to Pottery

    Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:30am

    3 class series - Fridays, January 13 and February 10 from
    10:30 to 1:00 pm and February 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 am

    Experienced potters, Kathy Schein and Sharon Brown will show you how to create a beautiful 13” x 6” dish with the hand building technique. After you form and decorate your piece it will dry for a few weeks and then be fired in Next’s kiln. At the second class you will learn to glaze your piece. During the final class you will pick up your piece and see what your classmates have created.

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  • 23Feb
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    The Great Society

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm


    One of our favorite speakers, Professor Bruce Zellers of Oakland University returns to discuss, “The Great Society.” In 1964 and 65 President Lyndon Johnson announced his administrations intent to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.Did these policies work? Is there any evidence of their effect on society today? Were LBJ’s goals too ambitious, or not ambitious enough? Join us to get an in-depth look at these sweeping policy changes during a critical juncture in American history.

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  • 2Mar
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    The Birmingham String Musicale String Ensemble

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00am


    Join us for 45 delightful minutes of classical and contemporary string music! The Birmingham Musicale String Ensemble,which consists of 20-25 string players, performs under the direction of Music Director Tim Nicolia. Funds raised by special events support annual music awards, outreach programs and
    other philanthropic endeavors of the Birmingham Musicale.

    Register | RSVP
  • 2Mar
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    Inspiring Scientists

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Paulette Epstein from the Michigan Science Center will present on why it’s important for all of us, not just children,to understand science as it impacts the world around us, including government policies that affect scientific initiatives. Pulling from real world experiences, Ms. Epstien will get you,
    and the next generation, eager to learn!

    Register | RSVP
  • 6 Mar
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    Computer Classes - Baldwin Library & Next

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

    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.

    Computer Basics
    Mondays, March 6, 13 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $10
    Learn the basics of computing from mastering mouse skills to managing and saving files in this 2-session class.

    Word 2010: An Introduction
    Monday, March 20 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $5
    Learn fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

    Cloud Storage
    Monday, March 27 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $5
    Learn about popular providers of cloud storage and file sharing services.

    Build A Website
    Monday, April 3, 10 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $10
    Create a basic website for yourself or for your business.

    PowerPoint 2010: An Introduction
    Monday, April 17, 24 at 6:30 pm - Cost: $10
    Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class.

    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.

    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.

    Register | RSVP
  • 9Mar
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    Jacobson's: The Story of a Michigan Fashion Institute

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30am


    Though founded in 1868 in Reed City, Jacobson’s entered the Birmingham market in 1950, and quickly became one of the community’s premiere shopping destinations. This deluxe specialty store gave customers a unique social, shopping and dining destination. Join department store historian and author, Bruce Allen Kopytek, as he shares the story behind his award-winning book, Jacobson’s: I Miss It So! The Story of a Michigan Fashion Institution. Books will be sold for $20.  Sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living, Bloomfield Hills.

    Register | RSVP
  • 9Mar
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    Threats to the Power Grid

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Dr. Dale Partin, Ph.D. discusses the vulnerability of the North American electrical grid. “The Grid” is the system that delivers electricity to the entire country, parts of Canada & Mexico.  It consists of a complex interconnected network of power plants, transformers and 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. So, is “The Grid” safe?  According to our speaker,it is not! Dr. Partin will discuss the current threats to the U.S. electric power grid, including the greatest, yet least considered threat: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun. Dr. Dale Partin has a Master of Science degree in Physics, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Register | RSVP
  • 10Mar
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    Make the Perfect Omelette

    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00am

    Come join fellow Next member Alice Lezotte who will teach you the technique on how to make the perfect omelette!! Alice will also be making her delicious fruit cup recipe to serve on the side. Tastings and recipes will be provided.

    Register | RSVP
  • 13Mar
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    How to Engage in Valuable But Politically Tense Conversations

    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00pm

    The 2016 election highlighted the deep divisions in our culture.Itintensified the fear that many of us have to speak from our hearts to one-another. For our Democracy and our communityto survive and flourish, we have to find ways to come together and work together. We have to listen to the truth of others and share our own truth in ways that are respectful, productive and fulfilling. Next member and Minister Barbara Clevenger will facilitate three (two-hour) discussions based on the five Habits of the Heart in Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. Each session will provide time for personal
    ref ection and honest sharing. It will be highly beneficial to read the book beforehand.

    Register | RSVP
  • 16Mar
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    Nolan Finley - What is Fake News?

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Mr. Finley, Detroit News editor and columnist, will discuss the growing influence of fake news. Fake news stories are cropping up right alongside of well researched, fact based news and are becoming more and more difficult to discern. But what qualifies as fake news? The onus is on the reader to exercise caution when digesting the daily news, and more importantly surfing the internet which is an open forum for basement bloggers working to persuade popular opinion. Is the news you are reading real or fake, or does the truth lie somewhere in between?

    Register | RSVP
  • 21Mar
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    Simple and Delicious Meal Ideas

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:30pm

    her simple and delicious meal ideas using wholesome ingredients. She will be preparing Tuscan Bean soup, toasted sandwich recipes and a light dessert using grilled fruit! Debbi will be bringing copies of her new cookbook Permission to play in the Kitchen. Recipes and Tastings provided

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  • 23Mar
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    Postwar Detroit - Rebuilding the Paris of the Midwest

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Karen Miller, Associate Professor of History at Oakland University, will discuss how the wartime economy in Detroit brought hope that the city would return to economic greatness. Detroiters eagerly sought to rebuild the city to its glory years of the 1920s. However, this attempt to build a new Detroit was thwarted by theories of urban renewal and inattention to the needs of the neighborhoods.

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  • 28Mar
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    Clearing the Clutter

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Downsizing? Ready to clear out your clutter? Karli Pletscher from Everything But The House and Jen Heard from Clean Sweep share helpful hints on how to clear out through selling, donating or preserving your possessions. They will guide you through different options to “clear the clutter”!

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  • 29Mar
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Dinner and a Classic

    In an idealized New York City during the early ‘60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life. Holly’s carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet
    romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly’s past. Rated G 130 minutes

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  • 29Mar
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    The Titanic Remembered

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00pm

    You are invited aboard the Titanic in this heartfelt lecture which covers not only the loss of life, but the loss of innocence. Historyteller Maureen Esther is back to share “Titanic Remembered”. Sponsored by Level One Bank, Birmingham

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  • 30Mar
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    The Coyote: Our Urban Adaptor

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Please welcome back Laurel Zoet, CIG, Naturalist and Educator. Native Americans told legends about the coyote; yet today, this wild canine only seems to get bad press. How can one animal be feared by some and revered by others? Laurel Zoet, from Nature on the Go, will discuss the coyote that is becoming more prevalent in our urban/suburban areas

    Register | RSVP
  • 5Apr
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    Cut the Cord: Cancel Your Cable Package?

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Have you been considering canceling your cable package but are not quite sure how to access your favorite content without it? Maria Williams, Head of Adult Services at the Baldwin Public Library, will provide an overview of some of the most popular and user-friendly alternatives.
    Attendees will have a chance to see and try devices made by Apple, Roku and Amazon.

    Register | RSVP
  • 6Apr
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    Albert Kahn - The Architect That Built Detroit

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Detroit Historical Society’s Casie Blovsky will discuss how in the first half of the 20th Century, Detroit architect Albert Kahn revolutionized the design of industrial buildings around the world. He also influenced the artistic and aesthetic elements of commercial and residential structures, in a variety of styles
    and form. This presentation will examine his career and the vast legacy of architectural treasures he created for the people of Detroit.

    Register | RSVP
  • 19Apr
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    Blossoms Presents: The Basics of Fresh Floral Arrangements

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:30am

    Always on the cutting edge of new trends, BLOSSOMS has been voted “Best Florist” in Detroit many times over the years. Blossoms owner, and talented fl oral designer, Dale Morgan shares his expertise as he teaches the basics of fl oral design.You’ll then have the opportunity to apply these ideas as you
    compose your own fresh arrangement to take home. Cost includes all materials, flowers and vase.

    Pre-register by Thursday, April 13. Meet at BLOSSOMS, 33866 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham

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  • 20Apr
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    A Great Day in Harlem

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

    The Michigan Jazz Record Collectors (MJRC) is a local group dedicated to the preservation of jazz music. As an outreach of the MJRC, Mr. Stuart Johnson developed a series of Jazz lectures. This presentation is built around Art Kane’s famous jazz photograph of 57 musicians in front of a Harlem
    brownstone. Mr. Johnson will present an in-depth back story of the picture, a short biography of some of the artists and play recordings of some of their featured songs.

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  • 20Apr
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    The Lost Car Companies of Detroit

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

    The average person has no idea that there were over 200 companies that have built cars in Michigan. Many of these companies were well-known, including Packard and Hudson, others like Dragon, not so well-known. Alan Naldrett discusses his book, Lost Car Companies of Detroit. Mr. Naldrett has a
    master’s degree in Archival Sciences, is a retired librarian and has written seven history books.

    Register | RSVP
  • 25Apr
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    Manufacturing & Robots in the Auto Industry

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:00pm

    This presentation will give a brief early history of how and why computers influenced the manufacturing of automobiles after WW I I. Some of the recent uses of computers will be illustrated. Retired GM scientist Dr. David Field targets a general audience in this presentation, although he will address technical questions if asked.

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  • 26Apr
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    The African Queen

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

    This classic stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans
    invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. Rated PG 125 minutes

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  • 27Apr
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    National Public Radio - It's Just Politics with Zoe Clark & Rick Pluta

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Next welcomes back NPR’s Zoe Clark, along with Rick Pluta, to help make sense of all the post election news from cabinet appointments and executive orders, to dramatic policy shifts.With significant changes occurring almost daily, what can we expect in the coming months and years? How will the new
    policies of the current administration impact the average American? Join us as we listen and learn together.

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  • 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

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