Lunch BunchTuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:15am
Let Next transport you to and from lunch at a fun local restaurant. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the company of friends. Participants are responsible for lunch and gratuity payment.
Tuesday, August 8
Benihana Sushi & Japanese Steak House - Troy
Thursday, September 7
Pronto! - Royal Oak
Tuesday, October 3
Mitchell’s - Birmingham
Tuesday, November 16
Salvatore Scallopini - Birmingham
Tuesday, December 12
Grape Leaves - Troy
Detroit ZooWednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:30am
DETROIT ZOO: SENIOR DAY
Senior Day at the Detroit Zoo features live music, tram tours,bingo, zookeeper talks and a senior resource area. While there,check out the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Among the most spectacular features of the 33,000 sq ft facility is a 326,000 gallon, 25 ft deep aquatic area where more than 80 penguins of four species, explore their habitat.
Home Garden TourMonday, September 11, 2017 at 10:00am
Just a few spots left - contact the office directly at 248.203.5270 to register.
Next member, Rosemarie Battey has invited members to tour her serene waterfront home garden. The expansive private garden is filled with unusual plants and interesting artwork from her world travels. Enjoy the beautiful gardens as well as a boxed lunch — water, sandwich, chips and a sweet.
Detroit Revitalization TourFriday, September 15, 2017 at 8:30am
This trip is at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list.
Linda Yellin, from Feet on the Street Tours, will board the Next bus and take us on a fun, informative and interactive tour.On this guided tour, enjoy an overview of the recent revitalization and current developments in Detroit, including highlights in Detroit’s downtown, the International RiverWalk, Campus
Martius, Woodward Avenue, and Capitol Park. In addition, the tour will feature highlights of Midtown including the site of the new Hockey Arena (District Detroit), historic Brush Park and the Cass Corridor. We will get off the bus at the Detroit International RiverWalk/Rivard Plaza and one other site to be determined.Lunch on your own at Traffic Jam & Snug.
America's Thanksgiving Parade - Parade Company TourMonday, September 18, 2017 at 9:00am
AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING PARADE®:
THIS TRIP IS CLOSE TO CAPACITY. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO CHECK ON AVAILABILITY.
Venture into the magical Paradeland and experience a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot story land of floats and see how the award-winning artisans bring them to life. On the tour, marvel at the orld’s
largest collection of papier-mâché heads that resemble local icons and famous characters. Take a look at The Parade Company’s costume shop where over 3,000 costumes are housed.All of which are designed and created in their very own Detroit studio. After the tour, we will head back to Next stopping at
Starbucks for a quick snack and drink. Participants are responsiblefor the cost of their coffee break.
Grand Rapids Art PrizeTuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00am
This docent lead tour includes round-trip motor coach transportation, lunch, raffles and more! Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown in over 160 venues. The bus will stop at several of these locations, accompanied by a docent. Lunch at the Olive Garden is included. Please note
that there is a considerable amount of walking on this trip. Trip offered by Step On Bus Tours.
Stratford Festival Day Trip - Guys & DollsThursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:45am
Pre-registration required. Travel is through Canada, so you MUST have a passport or enhanced driver’s license.
Trip includes round trip transportation on a luxury motor coach complete with a tour director escort. While in Stratford, enjoy a buffet lunch at the Queen’s Inn (included), then explore the downtown shopping area. Lastly enjoy the musical, “Guys and Dolls”. Trip offered by Bianco Tours.
DSO: Morning Coffee ConcertsFriday, October 6, 2017 at 9:00am
Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 1:00 pm
Friday, October 6 - Ella & Louis
Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage for a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Friday, December 15 - Home for the Holidays
Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends and marvel in the spectacle of the season.
Friday, March 9 - Blockbuster Broadway
You’ll find musical hits behind every Broadway blockbuster. An acclaimed cast of Broadway artists perform show-stopping songs you love from the great musicals.
Friday, May 18 - The Doo Wop Project
Follow the evolution of Doo Wop from tight harmonies sung on street corners to today’s biggest hits.
Cultural Diversity OutingsWednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:15am
Cultural Diversity Outings
Our Greater Detroit Community is rich in its many diverse cultures. Join Next as we tour a few of them. Please note, there is a considerable amount of walking on all of these
tours. Please pre-register, as space is limited.
St John Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church
Wednesday, October 11- Bus Departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 2:00 pm
St. John’s Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, “the Church with the Golden Dome”, has invited us to experience their traditions and learn more about their community. First enjoy a 1-hour tour of the sanctuary, accompanied by music, and the museum. After the tour, enjoy an Armenian inspired buffet lunch.
Arab American National Museum
Tuesday, October 26 Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 2:00 PM
Enjoy a 90-minute docent-led tour of this fascinating museum. The Arab American National Museum strives to foster a better understanding and appreciation for Arab and Arab American culture through education and presentation of the arts. Lunch on your own at Ollie’s.
Holocaust Memorial Center
Tuesday, November 14 Bus Departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 1:00 pm
First enjoy a continental breakfast at 8:30 am at Next. While at the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, take a 90 minute, docent-led tour as well as additional time with a Holocaust survivor. Please note both photography and videography is prohibited.
National Shrine of the Little FlowerLocation: Various
Monday, December 4 Bus Departs Next at 11:15 am, returns about 3:00 pm
First enjoy lunch on your own at Crispelli’s, then take a docent-led tour of National Shrine of the Little Flower. In 1998, the United States Bishops’ Conference declared the site a National Shrine, one of only five in the country.
Meadowbrook Theater PresentsWednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:00pm
Wednesday, October 18 - Shear Maddness
Please register by Wednesday, September 13
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the “Shear Madness” hair salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder
is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.
Wednesday, January 31 - Nana’s Naughty Knickers
Please pre-register by Tuesday December 19
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget.
Mackinaw Island and the Grand HotelMonday, October 23, 2017 at 8:00am
This offering is at capacity. Please call the Travel Dept. to be added to the wait list. 248.203.5280
Trip includes: Round trip luxury motor coach and ferry transport, accommodations at the elegant Grand Hotel, horse drawn taxi to/from Grand Hotel, 5-course dinner each evening and full breakfast each morning, tea and cookies each afternoon, two Grand Hotel luncheon buffets, special champagne
reception, nightly demitasse,nightly dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra, a carriage tour of the island, and bocce, golf putting/chipping, bingo, cooking demos, tour Fort Mackinac, daily activities and evening entertainment.Baggage handling, taxes and gratuities included. Trip offered by mParks (Michigan Parks and Recreation Association)
Michigan Science CenterThursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:15am
Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 2:30 PM - Please pre-register
Explore the Michigan Science Center guided by a Science Center representative. Spend some time in the Planetarium where you will go inside a virtual universe fl ying past 9,000 stars, planets
and galaxies. Also enjoy a featured fi lm in an IMAX Dome theatre. While at the Science Center, enjoy lunch on your own at the Cosmic Café.
The Art of Mindful Living & LunchWednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:15am
Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 1:30 pm
Join the Henry Ford Hospital, West Bloomfield, culinary team for healthy yet delicious cooking demonstrations, in their state-of-the-art kitchen, where the food is truly worth savoring. A Vita wellness center expert will lead meditation exercises and eating-with-intention techniques. Incorporating holistic methods, such as the of power of intention, guided imagery, and mindful eating will leave you with a new sense of focus and joy for the moment. Receive an $8.00 voucher to enjoy lunch in the cafeteria before leaving.
High Tea at the TownsendThursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:45am
Join us for an English tradition where afternoon tea is served as a social, relaxing and unique experience. Fine, loose rolled teas are enhanced with satisfying fare that will make your mouth water. Classical music, Waterford chandeliers and mahogany wood provide a charming backdrop for this celebration.
Washington D.C.: A Capital HolidayThursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:00am
This trip is at capacity - we are no longer taking reservations.
Thursday December 7th through Sunday December 10th
WASHINGTON, DC: A Capital Holiday
Enjoy this festive trip to Washington D.C. which includes motor coach transportation, three nights in downtown D.C., three breakfasts and two dinners. Also features a sightseeing tour of D.C., an evening Illumination Tour, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial and much more. Experience “A Christmas Carol” at the famous Ford’s Theatre, as well as The NSO Pops “Happy Holiday” concert. Trip offered by Shoreline Tours & Travel.
Shopping at Somerset & Lunch at Bio'sThursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:45am
Bus departs Next at 9:45 am, returns about 2:00 pm
Enjoy the festive atmosphere at The Somerset Collection while you shop, walk and get into the holiday spirit. Meet up for lunch on your own at Brio Tuscan Grille before heading back to Next.