Enrichment

  • 20 Sep
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 5 Sep
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 23 Aug
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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. 

    Sept. 6th - Lo & Behold
    Sept. 13 - The Man Who Knew Infinity
    Sept 20 - A Hologram for the King
    Sept. 27 - The Jackie Robinson Story - Dinner & a Movie - Please register separately
    Oct. 4th - Gifted
    Oct. 11th - The Founder
    Oct. 18th - A United Kingdom
    Oct. 25th - Sunset Boulevard Dinner and a Movie - Please register separately

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  • 7 Sep
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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.

  • 25 Aug
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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.

  • 23 Aug
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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

  • 23Aug
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    Unlocking the English Language

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

    A Whirlwind History of the English Language - During this informative and entertaining presentation, you’ll take a tour of more than 1500 years of the history of the English language. Author and university of Michigan Professor of English Dr. Anne Curzan Ph.D. will share her lively insight on how the English language has evolved. Dr. Curzan also hosts the NPR Sunday morning show
    “That’s What They Say.” Generously sponsored by Baldwin House

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  • 24Aug
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    A Profound New Vision of Aging

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

    How do you feel about your health, wealth, relationships and spirituality? Can you become a better giver, lover and mentor? Embrace personal growth as an active elder helping heal your life, family and community. Professor Mike Whitty, author and speaker will discuss these important issues and provide insight into building a life legacy.

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  • 29Aug
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    Best Brain Forward

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Just like we make time to go to the gym or workout to be sure that we are strengthening our muscles and keeping our bodies as healthy and strong as possible, we also need to give our brains regular exercise in order to optimize our cognitive abilities.The only difference is that there are no workout clothes required!Angela Popoff, LMSW, Mind University Program Coordinator, will discuss the concept of neuroplasticity, which refers to our brains’ ability to create new neural connections regardless of age. In combination with making smart lifestyle choices, the use of mental stimulation can help us put our best brains forward! This presentation is sponsored by Mind University, part of Jewish Family Services.

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  • 30Aug
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    Dinner & a Classic Rear Window

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list.

    REAR WINDOW - Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm

    Sitting in a wheelchair, his leg in a cast, a photographer (James Stewart) spies on courtyard neighbors and sees a murder. Grace Kelly shines in this Alfred Hitchcock thriller. The tension
    in the air is palpable and the chemistry between James Stewart and Grace Kelly is memorable. Rated PG 1 hour 55 minutes

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  • 7Sep
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    The Under Ground Railroad in Detroit

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Jamon Jordan, founder of the Black Scroll Network, will discuss how abolitionists worked to destroy slavery and share how Detroit, and the Detroit River area, was one of, if not the most important area of the Underground Railroad. Was the abolitionist movement the first civil rights movement in America? Mr. Jordan will discuss this and important strategic sites, such
    as the Second Baptist Church of Detroit, and significant events including The Robert Cromwell escape.

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  • 11Sep
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    Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00pm

    POPULAR READS BOOK CLUB
    (Books will be available in the Next Office)

    Sept. 11 - Into the Water

    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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  • 14Sep
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    Oktoberfest at Beverly Park

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Enjoy an autumn evening under the pavilion at Beverly Park. Die Rhinelanders from the Dakota Inn will play Oktoberfest style music. Brats, beer, potato salad, pretzels rolls and desserts will be served. Join friends old and new in this festive evening!

    In case of inclement weather, the Okoberfest will be moved to Next (minus the beer).

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  • 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.

    Build a Website
    Tuesday, September 19 and 26 at 6:30 pm

    Create a basic website for yourself or for your business in this three-session class.

    Photo Book: Making Memories
    Tuesday, October 10 and 17 at 6:30 pm

    Explore different online photo services that enable you to create your very own photo album and much more!

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  • 21Sep
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    Everyday Commincations

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00pm

    In your everyday communications is it possible to reduce polarization and yet be powerful and kind? Reverend Barbara Clevenger will share her own story, and those of others, illustrating simple
    ways for us to show up, participate, support and let go.

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  • 21Sep
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    Global Terrorism Update

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek returns with a two-part update on terrorism across the globe. One of the challenges in understanding terrorism in the world today is how rapidly allegiances shift,
    and objectives, tactics and targets change. To help make sense of the complexities of global terrorism, Gus Mondalek, one of the area’s foremost and most respected experts on terrorism and the Middle East, presents a two-part examination of the current state of terrorism worldwide.

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  • 26Sep
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    Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00am

    No registration is required…walk-ins are welcome! This event is free!!

    Registered Nurses from Henry Ford Health Systems will be providing blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) checks. The nurses will also assess your heart health. And don’t forget you can receive your flu shot as well! Please remember to bring your identification, insurance cards and copies of both. Most insurances,including Medicare are accepted. More than 45 companies will be at the Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic to display their services and all they have to offer Boomers and Beyond. Vendors will be donating prizes and many will have giveaways!!

    This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what is available in our community! So bring your questions and join us for the Health Expo on September 26!!

  • 27Sep
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    The Jackie Robinson Story - Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:00pm

    THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY- Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm. After a successful baseball career in college and as a coach in the military, Jackie Robinson (playing himself) attracts the attention of Major League Baseball’s Branch Rickey (Minor Watson). Rickey wants Robinson to play in the minor leagues,believing he can become the first player to break the color barrier and play in the majors. The only catch: he is forbidden from defending himself against racial bigotry. Supported by his wife (Ruby Dee), Robinson is steadfast in his determination to win. Rated G 1 hour 17 minutes

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  • 28Sep
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    Expedition to Antarctica Travlelogue

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Join adventurous travelers Jim and Py Wolfe for a presentation of their latest expedition to the Chilean fjords, the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horne. Then, cross the
    dangerous Drake Passage to Antarctica for several stops, before fl ying back to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • 3 Oct
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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.

  • 3Oct
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    Dance to the Mark James Band!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Come and enjoy an evening of dance with The Mark James Band featuring Jimmy Howard on drums, percussion and vocals, and Mark James on keys. Be sure and get a good night’s sleep and put on your dancing shoes! 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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  • 3 Oct
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    Learn to Play the Keyboard

    Every Tuesday at 6:00pm-7:00pm

    Learn to Play the Keyboard
    6 lessons: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Pre-register by Thursday, September 28 - Space is limited Learn to play the keyboard in just six weeks! Lisa Young from Evola Music will be teaching recreational music, the playing of music for fun and relaxation that is open to all music lovers.You do not have to be a musician or have a music background. An electronic keyboard will be provided for the lesson. A material fee of $15 is to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Upon completion of this class, enjoy two complimentary, private lessons at Evola Music in Bloomfield.

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  • 5 Oct
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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.

  • 5Oct
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    Protect Your Privacy Online

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

    In this class librarian Josh Rouan, from the Baldwin Public Library, will address the biggest online threats that face the average Internet user today. Attendees will learn about different
    tactics online scammers use, and practical techniques for keeping yourself and your personal information safe online. This is a presentation, not one-on-one instruction.

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  • 5Oct
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    The Impact of the Detroit Riots on the City's Decline

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Professor John Mogk, Wayne State University Law Professor, will explain why the 1967 riot was not the cause of the city’s slide into today’s abandonment and severe economic decline. Toxic decisions involving the exodus of industry, federal programs, blockbusting and school bussing were the overriding factors. At times, the city government appeared helpless!
    Let’s look back at one of the most serious and troubling times in our recent history and delve into the issues rather than the headlines!!

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  • 11Oct
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    Learn the Warning Signs of Estate Planning & Annunity Scams

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00 pm
    This presentation on how to avoid estate planning mistakes provides essential estate planning information and warning signs of deceptive practices. Attend this seminar from the State Bar
    of Michigan’s Living Trust Initiative to gain empowerment in making estate planning decisions.

    Cost: Complimentary - Pre-registration required

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  • 12Oct
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    Financial Stability for Women

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00pm

    TAKING CONTROL: Retirement Financial Stability for Women

    Learn about the unique challenges women face when preparing for retirement, especially when starting later in life. You’ll learn how you can overcome these challenges, arrive at retirement
    prepared, and remain fi nancially comfortable for the remainder of your life. Join Investment Advisors Andrea Carnick and Lori Oancea, J.D. from Michigan Financial Companies as they share
    their knowledge and insight. Men welcome as well!  Preregistration required.

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  • 12Oct
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    Back Care Clinic

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:30pm

    Series 1: Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm

    Series 2: Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30 and December 7 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm (no November 23 class)

    This class will focus on lengthening and strengthening the hamstrings, hips and lower back, supporting alignment and promoting core strength. Jan Chaney, RYT-200, will work within your range of motion as we move from the floor to standing and back to the floor or chair, ending with a meditation. Bring a mat and water.

    Complimentary Demonstration Class
    Thursday, October 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    Class size limited, so pre-register by September 28 to reserve your spot!

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  • 12Oct
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    Global Warming & Climate Change

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

    Saving the environment could be this century’s greatest challenge! Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, will explain the manifestations and signals of global warming on the local scale, and will explain the impact of greenhouse gases on Earth’s surface. How can we help? What can we do? Mr. Nash will provide clear suggestions on how we can help reverse global warming by changing our activities and how we live our lives!

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  • 14Oct
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    Boomer Summit 2017- Live Well!

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00am

    Chuch Gaidica - 1  Kerry 200 x 200   dave bing 200 x200   Gina 200 x200   lomas 

    Boomer Summit Event - Thank you to our Premier Sponsor The Jeffares Group

    Join thought leaders from around the nation for this exciting and collaborative event for Boomers and beyond. Boomer Summit is presented in partnership with Next, The City of Birmingham, The Baldwin Public Library and The Principal Shopping District.

    Chuck Gaidica, Award winning media personality and broadcast entrepreneur. Chuck is one of the most recognizable Detroiters on TV and radio. His mission is to be a force for good while encouraging others to do the same. Chuck will share his own experience and explain that choosing an unconventional path to retirement, might just be the right one!
    Facilitator and Speaker: So You’re Retired, Now What?

    Dave Bing, NBA Hall of Fame, 10 yrs with the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Mayor 2009-2013, awarded National Minority Business Person of the Year in 1984 as the founder & CEO Bing Steel . Hear how Dave Bing successfully reinvented himself over and over again. With grit, determination and drive, Dave’s story is truly remarkable.
    Transitions: The Dave Bing Journey

    Kerry Hannon, Nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance and retirement. Author of a dozen books, a contributing writer for The NYT, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal & Money Magazine and a regular guest on ABC News, CNN, PBS & NBC Nightly News. Kerry focuses on empowering yourself in the next, and best years that lie ahead!
    Live Well: Financially, Physically, Spiritually

    Alicia Simon, Former Director of The College for Creative Studies Lifelong Learning Department, currently with U of M. Alicia Simon has worked in higher education for over a decade with an emphasis on programs to assist adults of all ages reach their fullest potential. Alicia is a working artist who believes that creativity and experiential learning keeps adults active and fulfilled!
    Creativity: Stimulate Your Mind – Release Your Inner Artist

    Ginna Holmes Executive Director of the Michigan Community Service Commission. The MCSC is the state’s lead agency on volunteerism. Since the inception, the MCSC has been utilizing service as a strategy to address the state’s most pressing issues and empowering volunteers to strengthen their communities.
    Volunteering: Why, and How to Get Involved

    Lomas Brown, 1985 first round NFL draft pick, 18 year NFL career-12 years with the Detroit Lions, 7 consecutive pro-bowl appearances,  ESPN analyst and broadcaster, business entrepreneur and mentor. For the past decade, Lomas has been helping start-ups not only become successful, but thrive!
    Second Acts: How to Go From Success to Significance

    Also featuring a Vendor Showcase before, during and after the event with local businesses, life-long learning programs and non-profits focused on amenities, services and resources designed specifically for Baby Boomers and beyond.

    Thank you to our additional sponsors:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield   Mills Pharmacy   Bank of Ann Arbor   TriFound   AAA of Michigan   Thornton and Grooms   Whole Foods   Birmingham Schools   Roast Coffee

    Look for raffle prizes, giveaways, videos and personal stories for a high-energy, fast paced morning. All ages are welcome to this exciting morning!

    Also featuring a Vendor Showcase before, during and after the event with local businesses, life-long learning opportunities and nonprofits focused on the amenities, services and resources available to Baby Boomers and people of all ages interested in living well! .

    Location: Seaholm High School Auditorium. Showcase & Registration begins at 8:00 - Program begins at 9:00
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  • 16Oct
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    Valubale but Tenses Conversations

    Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

    3 sessions: Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Cost: Complimentary - Pre-register by Wednesday, October 11

    Recent political developments have highlighted divisions in our culture. For our communities to fl ourish, we must share in ways that are respectful and productive. Next member and Reverend
    Barbara Clevenger will facilitate 3 discussions based on Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. Reading the book is optional as topics are introduced before discussions.

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  • 18Oct
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    Introduction to Bridge

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:30am

    INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE
    4-consecutive class series: Wednesdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, 8 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Pre-register by Thursday, October 12

    Always wanted to learn how to play bridge? Want to learn more about the fundamentals of bidding? Play in a coached setting? Our instructor, Silver life master Jim Bloom, has more than 10
    years experience teaching bridge to beginner and intermediate players. Required book, Bidding in the 21st Century, may be purchased directly from instructor.

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  • 19Oct
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    De'tente: Major Events of the 70's

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

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

    Come join Professor Steinhardt for a lively discussion of major events of the 70’s, including the opening of China, The Yom Kippur War, oil shortages, and conflicts in Central America and Afghanistan. While there were some successes in the early 70’s such as the SALT and other agreements with Russia, by the end of the decade, a new cold war and dangerous confrontation
    ensued. Many high tension conflicts led to President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reaching out to Russia to ease international tensions.

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  • 24Oct
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    Vietnam & Cambodia Travelogue

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Next members and world travelers Maureen and David Field share their latest adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia, highlighting many famous and beautiful sights. Their presentation features Hanoi, the historic capital of Vietnam. Additionally, you’ll see Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Cambodia and the picturesque temples there.

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  • 25Oct
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    Sunset Boulevard - Dinner and a Classic

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 5:00pm

    SUNSET BOULEVARD
    Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm. Aging silent film queen (Gloria Swanson) refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a screenwriter (William Holden) to set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriter’s ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death. Not Rated 1 hour 55 minutes

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  • 26Oct
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    The Edmund Fitzgerald

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

    The Edmund Fitzgerald & Other Shipwrecks
    Ric Mixter, Shipwreck Researcher & Underwater Expert

    Ric Mixter is known on PBS and the Discovery Channel as The Shipwreck Researcher, diving over 100 shipwrecks Visit www.lakefury.com to learn in the Great Lakes, including the Edmund
    Fitzgerald. In this engaging and fascinating presentation, Mr. Mixter tours the Great Lakes region and will share riveting stories about the causes of some most famous shipwrecks. What can we learn from this history? Visit www.lakefury.com to learn more about this interesting topic and speaker!

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  • 10Nov
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    Retirement Reimagined

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

    RETIREMENT REIMAGINED
    Retirement Reimagined provides facilitation, peer support and resources to assist in creating a purpose-filled and meaningful retirement. Join the thought provoking discussion and meet other retirees. These meetings are open to anyone interested in the Retirement Reimagined group,mentorship, or intrepreneurship. To learn more, contact Next members Dian Wilkins at dian.wilkins@yahoo.com or Kathy Walgren at kwal@comcast.net.


    Building Bridges Across Generations
    September 8 at 1:00 pm
    Join the conversation about building relationships across generations: • Dealing with different generations in everyday life (doctors /co-workers/ retail clerks) • Cross-generational conflict in the family unit • Successful techniques to build relationships with other generations Don’t miss this important discussion!

    No meeting in October: Please join us at the October 14 Boomer Summit!

    The Holidays are coming! OH NO!
    November 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Oftentimes, the holiday season can be accompanied by “holiday stress” or the “holiday blues”. The older we get, the more we confront loss: loved ones, cherished traditions,health status, and other significant life changes that contribute to stress. Psychologist Peggy Brunhofer, PhD returns by popular demand to lead this interactive program, which will address strategies to manage and limit “holiday stress” and identify methods to enhance one’s well being during the holiday season.

     

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  • 13Nov
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    Holiday Shopping at Next

    Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:30am

    Jewelry and More Sale - New a few unique Holiday gifts?  A colorful new scarf? An appealing and affordable piece of custom jewelry? Next members Kay and Bill Cline return with their always popular $8.00 faux jewelry, attractive accessories and fashion watches.  A portion of the proceeds go to Next.
    Also available our hand knit items from Next “Monday Morning Knitters” and potters from the Next potters created during the weekly open studio sessions. All proceeds go to Next.

  • 16Nov
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    Zonjic Meets Motown

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6:30pm

    Alexander Zonjic at the Birmingham Community House. The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham invites members of Next to this intimate concert featuring Detroit’s very own Alexander Zonjic - Very limited seating. Tickets: $50 includes Afterglow -Contact the Next Office for tickets.

    Location: The Community House