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  • Limber Up

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

    Drop-in and take part in low-impact, modified movements, from an instructional DVD that meets individual needs for toning, strengthening and improved physical, mental, emotional and cardiovascular health. Chair and standing exercises using aerobic steps, weights, stretch bands and foam balls offering a variety of fitness options.

  • Next Bowling League

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 10:00-1:00pm

    Fridays, 10 am – September – May

    Cost: $7 includes three games, shoes, and coffee. Bowlers meet weekly each Friday morning. New bowlers welcome!

    Contact Jeff Getchell for details at

    Location: Hartfield Lanes, 3490 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Drop - in any Friday.

     Fee - $6.00

  • Friday Tai Chi

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

    This class is open to members only, 10 classes for $60. This ancient form of low-impact exercise, taught by accredited instructors, improves circulation, strength, flexibility, and posture, all while reducing stress. Call Next or stop by the office for more information or to register.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

    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.
  • Pinochle

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

    PINOCHLE...come and join the fun! 

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
    All skill levels welcome. For additional information, contact Ed Schouten at

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm

    Duplicate Bridge - Facilitator: Irv Feldman. 248-828-5346 Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm

  • New! Yoga for Well-Being

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10:10-11:00am

    Yoga Instructor, Karen Lutz, E-RYT, will teach you how to link your breathing to your movements as you fl ow through the postures. Feel your body expand and become stronger. You must be able to transition up and down on a yoga mat. All levels are welcome.

  • Saturday at the Barre

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 11:10-12:00pm

    Barre Class - In this we will use the barre, and move into gentle stretches, gain flexibility and strengthen in balance positions.Move with your own range of motion, and at your own pace. Instructor: Karen Lutz, E-RYT. First try complimentary. Classes sold in packs of not need to be used consecutively.

  • Open Pottery Studio

    Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00-2:00pm

  • Beginning Bridge

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

    This class is for those with little or no bridge playing experience.
  • Knitting

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Drop-in to enjoy lively discussions and laughs with this group. Work on your own project or use Next supplies to create items for donation to various charitable organizations in the area.
  • Line Dancing - New Format!

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am


    Series 1: Nov 4,11,18,25
    Series 2: Dec 2,9,16 
    Walk-ins welcome for $80 for a series of 10 to be used at your convenience.

    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 Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Mah Jongg

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:30-12:30pm

    Come with your own Mah Jongg table partners or stop by the office to sign up if you would like to play. You must be able to play independently. Beginner play will be Mondays at 1:00 pm starting March 4. If you are interested, contact the office. Look for Mah Jongg lessons to begin in the spring.
  • Duplicate Bridge

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11:30-2:30pm

    Regulars and newcomers alike enjoy playing this fun and challenging form of bridge.

  • Mah Jongg

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Come with your own Mah Jongg table partners or stop by the office to sign up if you would like to play. You must be able to play independently. Beginner play will be Mondays at 1:00 pm starting March 4. If you are interested, contact the office. Look for Mah Jongg lessons to begin in the spring.

  • Chair Yoga

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Instructor: Karen Lutz E-YRT Chair yoga offers improved flexibility, strength and balance, regardless of physical limitations or age. Incorporate breathing with gentle stretching and adaptive yoga movements while seated. Relax and ease tension through this gentle yoga practice.

  • Pickleball

    Monday, November 25, 2019 | 4:30-8:00pm

    Membership required
    Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:15 pm
    Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:00 pm
    Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Please Note Schedule Change: The first Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:30 is reserved for beginners with skills & drills mini-clinics.

    Pickleball is an exciting sport, described as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. This game is played on a badminton-sized court and is easy enough for a beginner, yet challenging enough for the advanced.

  • Agebusters Workout

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

    Fee: 10 Classes $60 members / $70 non-members Participants enjoy a high energy class that incorporates cardio, muscle strengthening, balance and stretching.


    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 9:30-11:15am

    This class is open to members only, 10 classes for $60. This ancient form of low-impact exercise, taught by accredited instructors, improves circulation, strength, flexibility, and posture, all while reducing stress. Call Next or stop by the office for more information or to register.

     Fee - $60.00

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 11:00-12:00pm

    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!

  • Strength & Balance

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Series 1: Nov. 5,12,19,26
    Series 2: Dec. 3,10,17

    Join Lori Harbour, Certified AFAA instructor and Older Adult Specialist, to develop greater strength and stability. With this class, you will recognize improvements in coordination, mobility and posture. This will result in fewer injuries and greater stability as you age, which can help prevent falls and keep you strong and independent. Must be comfortable standing from seated position and standing in 5-minute increments. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

  • Socki!

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:00-2:30pm

    Socki is a family card game for 2-8 players that plays like an open faced gin rummy. If you can count to 12, you can play Socki.

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:30-3:00pm

    Did you know Next has chess boards available in the office? You can borrow one for use in the center anytime — but on Tuesday we will be setting up the boards for drop in play in the lobby. Come and enjoy the centuries old game of kings.
  • 35th Annual Festival of Trees

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm

    Get inspired on English Gardens Day at the 35th Annual Festival of Trees held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The Festival of Trees is a display
    of spectacular holiday trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and other items, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Consider this trip the official start to the holiday,
    and take in the genuine cheer that comes from doing good!

  • Slow Flow Yoga - New!

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 1:00-2:05pm

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00- 1:50 pm Yoga Instructor, Jan Chaney will bring strength and balance into your life. Let your breath guide you through a series of postures. All levels welcome. Bring a mat, towel and water to class. This class is geared toward the physically active senior; new (or experienced) to yoga. Let your breath guide you safely through a series of traditional grounded and flowing postures. These are drop in classes- runs weekly

  • Tuesday Evening Partners Bridge

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 2:30-5:30pm

    Bring a partner and play bridge with old friends and new.
  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm

    A gentle and adaptable yoga session on the mat for beginners or those who have been practicing. Instructor Karen Lutz, E-YRT, will focus on breathing, gentle yoga moves and postures that will help improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Each session will begin and end with a few minutes of meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 9:00-11:00am

    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
  • Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

    Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome. Part 1: Nov 6,13,20,27 Part 2: January 8,15,22,29. 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.

  • Podiatrists at Next

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

    Wednesday, November 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
    Call Next to make an appointment. 

    Drs. Robert Adas, DPM, and Larry Wexler, DPM, provide basic foot care. Most services are covered by insurance. Pay podiatrists directly. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:00-2:00pm

    Novice or experienced quilters are welcome each Wednesday for this social and creative group. Participants enjoy working on individual projects and sharing ideas. Drop-in any Wednesday and join the fun.
  • Wednesday Bridge

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Bridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.
  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 2:30-4:00pm

    Meets September – May Wednesdays 2:30- 4:00 pm and now Fridays 2:00-4:00 pm

    This league is looking for both men and women to join. All ability levels are welcome. Enjoy indoor play at the Birmingham Racquet Club.

    All are welcome to join as regular league players or subs. Contact David Young at for information.

    Location: Birmingham Racquet Club, 2100 E. Lincoln Rd. Birmingham 48009

    Contact: David Young

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pm

    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.

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is provided.

    New!! Encore screening with subtitles on the following Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Small Group Personal Training Series

    Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

    Series 1:  Nov. 7,14,21
    Series 2:  Dec. 5,12,19

    Need a little personal help in reaching your fitness goals, but still enjoy a group class? This group of highly motivated members, along with AFAA certified instructor, Lori Harbour, will help you improve your health, strength, energy and stamina in a fun and lively environment. Parts of the class may be held outside, weather permitting. (4 student minimum, 6 student maximum) Drop in option $72.00 members only/ 4 drop in classes

  • Chess Club - New!

    Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm

    The Next Chess Club seeks to bring together people who have an interest in chess and wish to advance their skill, regardless of prior experience. All are welcome. For additional information, please contact Chris Dow at 248-647-0728.

  • Holocaust Memorial Center

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 9:30-2:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 2:15 pm

    Engage, educate, honor, and be empowered by remembering the Holocaust. We will take a memorable, captivating 90-minute docent-led tour of The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman
    Family Campus. The center is a humbling experience taking you through Jewish practice, the rise of the Nazi party and into the concentration camps — ending with the Hall of the Righteous.
    At the end of the tour, one of the most moving aspects of our visit involves interaction with a cherished survivor — bringing to life so much of what is displayed in our museum experience.
    A delicious snack will be provided on bus ride back.

  • Handbell Performance - Tuesday Musicale of Greater Pontiac

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am

    Established in 1923, this talented 12-member handbell choir joins us for a morning of beautiful and inspirational music! You will hear five octaves of handbells! Tuesday Musicale is a non-profit and one of the oldest continuing cultural organizations in the area supporting the community through various efforts, including delightful shows like this one. Generously sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 

  • Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Local author Paul Vachon joins us to share his latest book about Detroit History. Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline takes us back three centuries — a time when Detroit was simply an outpost for
    the French to take advantage of the fur trade while keeping the British at bay. Mr. Vachon will point out the key events and noteworthy turning points in Detroit’s long journey — some of which
    are little known! Generously sponsored by the Neptune Society.

  • WSU Bonstelle Theatre: A Christmas Carol

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:45-1:45pm

    Bus leaves Next at 12:45 pm, returns about 4:15 pm

    Scrooge and his ghostly guides are back for a 4th year of this beloved holiday tale. A Christmas Carol follows miserly old Scrooge when he’s visited by his former business partner,Jacob Marley. Warned that his humbuggery will curse him in the afterlife, Marley sends the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future to help Scrooge reform his curmudgeonly ways. Will the old codger redeem himself? Can the spirits inspire him to a greater purpose? Utilizing magical special effects and a mechanically marvelous set, A Christmas Carol will delight everyone who experiences it.

  • Holiday Gift Tag Crafting

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:00-4:00am

    Have fun creating your own holiday gift tags using decorative washi tape. Next staff member Bev Singer will be leading this easy to do creative project for gifting. All supplies included.

  • Holiday Tea Party

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Tea is best when experienced with friends! Please join us to celebrate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party for this very special event featuring a variety of delicious teas, served in lovely
    teacups, accompanied by delectable sweets. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the holiday season. Also, enjoy an interesting documentary about Tea, presented by
    the History Channel and Modern Marvel! Generously sponsored by Arden Courts of Bingham Farms.

  • This Place Matters

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Ron Campbell, Preservation Architect, Oakland County

    Based on a program started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to spotlight the historic sites that played a role in peoples’ lives, Oakland County’s Planning Department has been
    inspired to spotlight our own special places. From the nationally significant to the personally priceless, these are places and structures in Oakland County that makes us unique and holds
    special meaning. Become an armchair traveler to places in Oakland you might never knew existed — and hear the stories rarely told. A perfect way to prep your knowledge of local
    history as Oakland’s Bicentennial nears.

  • Classic Christmas at Glen Oaks

    Monday, December 9, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Your name will be added to the wait list when registering for this trip. 


    Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 3:00 pm

    Deck the halls and 'Tis the Season to enjoy an elegant,holiday inspired buffet at Glen Oaks located in Farmington Hills. Tour the historical 1920s English-style clubhouse while it is decorated beautifully for the holidays. Learn the history of the building and of Christmas goodies and treats, then listen to the seasonal music of the Twelfth Night Singers.This trip is brought to you by Oakland County Parks.

  • Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham Police

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    This offering is currrently at capacity.  Registering for this event will add you to the wait list. 

    Join Officer Pederson for this 2-hour, interactive class focusing on safety in all aspects of life. You will learn the value of awareness and how that alone will increase your chances of survival and prevent you from becoming a victim.

    We will discuss current issues including ever-evolving cyber and financial crimes, phone scams, common crimes in our area, target-hardening your home, real-life “what-if” scenarios, tips for surviving a critical incident or active shooter event, and hands-on conflict resolution tactics.

    The physical tactic portion is optional and one can learn just by observing. Basic, street smart survival skills will be presented in a safe training environment at a pace at which all ages can participate!

    Class size is limited to 14 people, so register early!

  • Senior Men's Club Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 5:30-10:00pm

    The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has again invited members of NEXT to join them at their annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver in Troy on Tuesday, December 10. 

    The party begins at 5:30 pm and lasts until 10:15 pm.  A cash bar is available all evening.  Dinner is at 7:00 pm and includes family style entrees. Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available upon request.

    The evening music features Dave Tatrow & The Waifs (a four-piece stringed instrument group with a vocalist) to entertain us. Free valet parking is provided.

     For additional information, call Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.

    Location: San Marino Club- 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

  • Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Holiday Shopping

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am

    Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 11:30 am

    The BBAC Holiday Shop is a juried show that has been an annual tradition for nearly four decades. Amazing one-of-a-kind artistic creations from 100+ artists fill more than 3,000-square feet of gallery space. Shop exquisite jewelry, table ceramics, scarves, soaps and candles, ceramic art for everyday use or display, beautiful wood items, charming toys, prints, paintings and tiles, Judaica, and hand-made ornaments sure to become family heirlooms! We’ll be back in time for the Next Holidays Tradition Potluck!

  • Holiday Pot Luck

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:30-2:30pm

    Registration required by Monday, December 2

    Please join us for a potluck meal to celebrate the season! Prepare a dish to share with your fellow Next members. International and holiday favorites are encouraged, but not necessary. To participate, bring a homemade dish for 8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert). Entertainment by Greenfield Elementary School Honors Choir, directed by Mr. Jay Smith. Kindly sponsored by Baldwin House.

  • Protecting Seniors in the Modern Age

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Presented by Collin D. Dickey, Attorney with Rutkowski Law Firm, join us to learn about the developments in technology that have opened numerous doors for unsavory individuals looking
    to scam or harm America’s seniors. The number of financial scams targeting the 50+ community has sharply increased over the last several years. From telemarketing swindles to funeral
    fraud, learn how to protect yourself and your family from being taken advantage of. Hear what to keep an eye out for and how to guard against these scams in the future.

  • People & Primates

    Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Dorothy A. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Oakland University

    Our closest relatives in the animal world belong to the order Primates. This order of mammals includes monkeys, apes and people, as well as the prosimians. The presentation will provide
    an overview of the order Primates, with more detail about selected primates’ behavior and ecology. The study of primates provides a window into some of our human behaviors. You may
    begin to see yourself in the ring-tailed lemurs, macaques, gorillas and chimpanzees when you visit the zoo!

  • HOLIDAY WALK: Meadow Brook Hall

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am

    Tuesday, December 17 -  Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 3:00 pm.   Please pre-register

    The Holidays shine a little brighter at the Great Estate. Join us as we celebrate Meadow Brook’s 48th annual Holiday Walk. Take a self-guided tour through grand manor trimmed in opulent holiday décor. This National Historic Landmark is aglow with over 50 dazzling trees on display including a 10-foot Poinsettia tree displayed on the sun porch! After the tour, follow the wintry path to Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Photography Club Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Interested in photography as a hobby? Interested in taking better pictures? Want to learn how to fully utilize your camera, regardless of what type of camera you use? Join the Photography Club to enhance your skills, to share ideas and to enjoy each other’s company and pictures. Chuck Green will be available to “coach” members.

    For additional information contact

  • A Storytelling Christmas with Pam Dawson

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    You may remember her as the remarkable Mary Todd Lincoln. This time, Pam Dawson returns to Next with her dynamic Christmas program featuring many delightful stories about this special holiday. The stories she will share are not ordinary, but are meant to celebrate, entertain, and awaken the soul and imagination and brighten the holiday season! Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.

  • Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Sheila Landis

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

    A regular at Detroit’s Cliff Bells, Sheila Landis has a voice that exudes vitality and excitement. One of the area’s finest vocalists, Landis has been chosen as “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” seven times! Spirited accompaniment is provided by 7-string guitarist, Rick Matle. You are invited to sing along with one of Detroit’s most talented vocalist! Kindly sponsored by Pomeroy Living.

  • New & Prospective Member Coffee

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Join us for coffee and treats to hear about all the great opportunities we offer and to learn about our website — while getting to know other new members and the Next staff!

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Nutritional Concerns for Older Adults

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Lisa Lewis, Registered Dietician with St. Joe’s Mercy Hospital, will discuss the many nutritional concerns we have as we age. It’s hard to know what we should eat to meet our needs when we
    have specifi c health issues. Ideal weight, protein, sodium intake, changing taste buds and many other topics will be addressed. Lisa will offer recommendations to create a healthy nutritional plan for your lifestyle and health needs. Maintaining a healthy nutritional plan for you is a great way to stay healthy!

  • The Masons

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Four Former Masters of Lodge #44:Join Carl Censoni, Bob Hall, Dave Husk and Jack Palmer, former Birmingham Lodge #44 Mason Masters, as they share their expertise and insights about the Masons and Freemasonry. Learn the history of this fraternal organization tracing back to the 14th century. These members will discuss the doctrine and what Masonry, as a charitable organization, does for individuals and for the community.

  • DSO Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

    Friday, December 20 - Home for the Holidays

    This offerings is at capacity.  Registering for this will add you to the wait list. 
    Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends — and thrill to the spectacle of the season. Stuart Chafetz leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!

    Friday, January 17 - The Vinyl Years:
    A Classic Rock Songbook. Classic rock’s biggest hits come alive in this symphonic tribute to the songs of The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt and more.

    Friday, February 28 - From Broadway to Hollywood
    Musicals — such as West Side Story, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more — all became hits both on Broadway and in Hollywood. Enjoy a program of music that has thrilled audiences of the stage and screen, including beloved songs like “My Favorite Things,” “I Dreamed  Dream,” and “All That Jazz.”


    Friday, December 20, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Drop -in! Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.
  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

    (Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: Jan 7- March 10 

    Pick up your paintbrush and join us! Artist/instructor Karen Halpern's class lessons focus on color theory, subject, techniques, and design . Individual guidance and personal encouragement will help you develop your own style. Bring a 12"x18" sketch pad, 16x20 canvas (or larger) , #2 desk pencil, eraser, and painting supplies to the first class. Materials will be discussed in first class for new students.

  • Charles Wright Museum of African American History

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:30pm

    Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 12:45 pm

    Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials — and a vision of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American
    history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity! It is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum, Coleman
    A. Young, and Sheffield Collections (a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit). This tour includes a one hour docent-led, mind-opening, life-changing exploration and
    celebration of African American history and culture. View The Ford Freedom Rotunda and the Ring of Genealogy. Afterward, take an hour on your own, to experience the museum’s 22,000
    square foot, interactive core exhibit And Still We Rise, the largest single exhibition on African American history in existence.Photography is prohibited.

  • Creative Watercolor Class - New!

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    10 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm Jan 8 - March 11

    Noted Michigan Artist Karen Halpern is now instructing watercolor classes at Next for beginning and experienced students! In this 10-week course you will learn basic skills, color mixing, color theory, design, and painting techniques as you develop your art. Each student will work at their own level of ability in a supportive setting with individualized attention. Materials list available at front office upon registration.

  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    10-week class: Thursdays, Jan 9 - March 12

    This class provides an opportunity for you to develop work you’ve begun previously, or want to begin in class. Bring your own project, and artist/instructor, Karen Halpern will assist you in developing your own ideas in the medium in which you chose to work. Karen will guide critical thinking, expose each student to work by artists working with similar style, as applicable, and offer direction for improvement. Working independently alongside peers fosters an enriching and enjoyable exchange of ideas. Bring the supplies to which you are accustomed.

  • The Purple Door Tea Room

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 11:30-2:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm

    You are invited to relax in the ambience of Afternoon Tea at The Purple Door Tea Room in Ferndale. Elegant and charming surroundings, lovely china, fi ne linens and silver, the fragrance
    of fresh fl owers and the pleasure of soft music — all selected to make your experience a momentary retreat from the ordinary. We extend a warm invitation to enjoy gracious service
    and a fine selection of finger sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts prepared especially for you. Consider this a treat to yourself in the New Year! There’s beauty, as you’ll see — all
    because you briefly stopped to sip a cup of tea.

  • WSU Bostelle Theatre: The Winter's Tale

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1:00-5:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 1:00 pm, returns about 5:15 pm

    One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and funny stage directions — ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’ — appears in Act III of The Winter’s Tale, a romance, comedy and fairy tale that has
    entertained audiences for 400 years. The story begins in Sicilia where the king accuses his wife of having an affair with his childhood friend. As his unfounded jealousy consumes him, he
    puts his wife on trial and abandons their newborn girl, Perdita, in the wild. But as with all fairy tales, the child survives and, now living in Bohemia, she blossoms into a free-spirited young
    woman. It’s there that she meets and falls in love with a young man who may just be the son to her father’s former friend. In a magical twist that must be seen to be believed, she might
    just fi nd the homecoming she’d never expected.