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  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Zumba Gold - New at Next!

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Shake it at your own pace! This is the dance party for the young at heart. Join certifi ed Zumba Gold® instructor, LaLa Breton, for a low impact, fun session of great moves and great music.

    10 drop-in classes packs or pay by the session.

  • Slow Flow Yoga - at Next and via Zoom

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 - 10:50 am. 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

  • New at Next - Chair Yoga & Meditation

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm with Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga.

    Utilizing a chair to sit and to stand beside for support, we will gently stretch and breathe our way into our body. Through this gentle practice, we will release tension and tightness,
    increase fl exibility, strength, body awareness, range of motion and balance, while promoting a feeling of relaxation and calm.

  • Afternoon Pickleball

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12:30-2:30pm

    Current Pickleball Hours:

    Mondays - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

    Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm

    Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (must be in the building by 6:00 pm)

  • Mat Yoga at Home via Zoom

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

    at Home via Zoom 

    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.

  • Pickleball

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:00-7:00pm

    New Safety Protocols for Pickleball when we are able to resume indoor play:  Masks muct be worn at all times, even when playing until further notice.You must bring your own racquet, no loaners will be available.  After you are finished playing, please return your ball to the bucket with disinfectant. When waiting for your turn, please observe 6-feet social distancing. 

    Membership required

    Current Hours: 

    Mondays - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

    Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm

    Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursdays 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (must be in the building by 6:00 pm)

    Please Note- there will be no Skills and Drills at this time. .

    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.

  • The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The mighty Fitz is the Great Lakes largest shipwreck, resting in two major pieces on the bottom of Lake Superior just over the Canadian border. It was lost in a killer storm in 1975 and its entire crew of 29 vanished into the waves. Shipwreck historian, Ric Mixter is one of a handful of people who have visited the wreck in a submarine to explore the site. That visit was the beginning of more than 20 years of research for Mixter, who has collected one of the largest film archives in the world. Presented by The Jeffares Speaker Series.

    Format - At Next and Via Zoom 

  • Limber Up at Next

    Friday, March 5, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    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.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, March 5, 2021 | 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.
  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Friday, March 5, 2021 | 1:30-3:30pm

    Meets September – May on Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 pm - 3:30 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 davidmpyoung@gmail.com for information.

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

    Contact: David Young davidmpyoung@gmail.com

  • New - Morning Yoga at Next!

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

    NEW: MORNING SHINE YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
    Cost 10 drop-in classes: $80 members / $90 guests

    One punch card can be used in either class.


    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes. Caryn first discovered yoga as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety during her college
    years. She continues to enjoy yoga and its myriad of benefits today — and she looks forward to sharing what she has learned with you! 

    Monday Yoga Strong
    Bring your light weights or water bottles for optional resistance add-ons as we strengthen in our yoga postures. Beginning with a yoga warm up and ending with a yoga cool down, we will add in strengthening moves to basic yoga postures. Suitable for all who are open to variety and challenges. Weights are optional — bring your own or borrow ours. All weights are sanitized. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle for hydration and optional towel. Wednesday Flow A slow yet strong fl ow practice suitable for all who may be interested in expanding their yoga practice. This class will explore sun salutations, traditional standing postures, balance, seated and supine to strengthen, stretch and calm one’s presence to be ready for the day. Please bring
    a yoga mat, water for hydration, and optional towel, yoga blocks and strap.

    Wednesday Flow
    A slow yet strong flow practice suitable for all who may be interested in expanding their yoga practice. This class will explore sun salutations, traditional standing postures, balance, seated and supine to strengthen, stretch and calm one’s presence to be ready for the day. Please bring a yoga mat, water for hydration, and optional towel, yoga blocks and strap.

  • Knitting

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 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 - Join the Fun, at Next!

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 10:15-12:00pm

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!


    Walk-ins welcome. $80 for a series of 10 to be used at your convenience. Drop-in per class $10.00 each

    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.  Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

  • Chair Yoga: Mondays/Wednesdays at home via Zoom

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Chair Yoga: Mondays/Wednesdays at home via Zoom

    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.

  • Popular Reads Book Club

    Monday, March 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Via Zoom

    Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, leads book discussions of popular books. The The March book selection is Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu — and the April book selection is The Push by Ashley Audrain..Register at Next — and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book! (Books will be available in the Next Office).

  • Agebusters Workout at Next

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga

    Participants enjoy a high energy class that incorporates cardio, muscle strengthening, balance and stretching.

  • Non-Fiction Book Club

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Via Zoom 

    This new book club will begin meeting the second Thursday of each month to discuss a different type of nonfiction literary work.Facilitated by Baldwin Library professionals, join us to discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly in March — and On Immunity by Eula Biss in April. Register at Next and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book! 

  • Colorful String Easter Eggs

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

    This string Easter egg craft is a fun and simple project that will brighten up your home for a vibrant and long-awaited welcome to spring. A “color-fi lled”, fresh spring décor idea, just in time for Easter. Once the eggs have dried, you can use them to fill glass vases or bowls for the ideal centerpiece, tuck into baskets, make into a garland, or you might want to dangle them from some branches in a vase. The technique used in this craft can be used for pumpkins, ornaments — as well as a variety of seasonal tablescape ideas. It’s a festive way to invite a burst of spring color inside. Now let’s HOP TO IT!

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 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!

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 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. All boards and pieces are thoroughly sanitized after each use or for a safer option, bring your own set. 

  • Henry Ford: Life & Times

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Todd Bryan, a historian from the Henry Ford Heritage Association will give you a bolographical look at Henry Ford and his accomplishements both inside the Ford Motor Company and beyond. Join us for this exciting opportunity to learn more about Detroit's beloved Mr. Ford. Kindly sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living.

    Format: At Next and via Zoom 

  • Social Hour via Zoom at Home

    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Let’s get together and have some fun conversation! Please join other Next members and a couple of staff members for some light hearted conversation and connection. Let’s gather together from our homes and offices! We don’t need a holiday or special occasion to have a good time! Bring your questions and comments. We’d like to hear what’s on your mind.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

    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

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 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.
  • Hollywood Idols

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Hollywood Idols presents riveting portraits of classic movie stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood,that will delight movie fans of all ages. Each program is fi lled with memorable fi lm clips and interviews with friends and relatives, providing personal and intimate perspectives of these Hollywood legends' sometimes controversial lives.

    Format: Streaming at Next 

    March 10 Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
    April 7 Gregory Peck and Michael Caine

  • Mindfulness & Meditation at Home via Zoom

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

    Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm at home via Zoom. 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, March 10, 2021 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is not provided at this time.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Ted Talks at Next- Get Inspired

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

    TED TALKS AT NEXT: Want to be inspired? Thursdays at 10:30 am - Members only

    At Next Only

    Come once or come every time! With their captivating, lively, and informative nature, it’s not a mystery as to why we should watch TED Talks.

    Join fellow Next members to explore some of the most popular and inspiring Ted Talks to date. We will view the talk of the day together, then spend time discussing its influence for us and our society.

    March 11: The love and lies of fireflies

    April 8: What reading slowly taught me about writing

  • Mad for Modern - Detroit Design at Mid Century

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Deborah Lubera Kawsky, Ph.D., Art Historian, Professor of Art History - Madonna University 

    The current resurgence of interest in Detroit has inspired a rediscovery of Detroit’s (and Michigan’s) role in the modern movement. Indeed, at mid century, Metro Detroit was home to
    innovative architects and designers — like Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Minoru Yamasaki, Alexander Girard and Ruth Adler Schnee — and to forward-thinking institutions like Cranbrook Art Academy and the Herman Miller furniture company — each dedicated to using modern design to enhance life in the postwar era. Join us to explore examples of mid-century modern design in Michigan, from a recently restored Alexander Girard home to a ground-breaking modern design exhibition held in 1949 at the DIA!

     

    Format: TBD

  • The Many Benefits of Essential Oils

    Monday, March 15, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    ESSENTIAL OILS WITH CARYN GALLAGHER

    Introduction to Essential Oils
    Monday, March 15 at 1:30 pm

    Join us in learning about the basics of using essential oils safely and effectively for personal self-care and within your home. All participants will receive an intro oil trio — lemon, lavender and peppermint — and will make a customized mister with the optional addition of wild orange. Registration fee includes oil trio and supplies for make and take mister.
     

    Essential Oils & Emotions
    Monday, April 12 at 1:30 pm

    Our emotional health can directly infl uence how the rest of our body feels and functions. Learn how to use essential oils to directly infl uence your emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and well-being or producing an uplifting environment. All participants will make a mister for their emotions. Registration fee includes a make and take mister and emotions brochure.

  • Trivia Time at Next!

    Monday, March 15, 2021 | 3:00-5:00pm

    Enjoy an evening trivia in a lively, interactive quizlike atmosphere with a professional and entertaining trivia host! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with
    a chance to win bragging rights!

     

    March 15th and April 19 - at Next 

  • Gratitude Steel Drum Performance

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The steel drum has a rich history! Invented on the island of Trinidad around WWII where African slaves endured constant struggles. Many lost their native languages and music was their only link to their heritage. Join Chaz Russell, Gratitude Steel Drum musician as he entertains and transports us to a warm Caribbean beach lined with palm trees! Nothing captures the mood and relaxing atmosphere of the islands like live steel drums. Kindly sponsored by Affordable HomeCare.

    Format - At Next 

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Boosting your Immune System

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Our immune system fi ghts off bad bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. A healthy lifestyle is the first line of defense in building and maintaining a strong immune system. Join in on a
    discussion of how to build a stronger immune system and find out about some simple habits that can keep us healthy. Robin Danto, Food Safety and Nutrition educator at the Michigan State
    University Extension, Oakland County returns to Next for this program.

    Format: via Zoom 

  • The Purple Gang

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Paul R. Kavieff, Author and Crime Historian

    The Detroit Purple Gang was one of the most ruthless organized crime groups in U.S. history. The gang had its roots in Detroit’s lower eastside during WWI. During the 20s, they rose to become the dominant force in the Detroit underworld through murder, intimidation and official protection. Detroit Police estimated that over 500 unsolved murders in Detroit could be attributed to the Gang. With strong connections to other U.S. organized crime groups, they controlled gambling, drugs, extortion and illegal liquor and beer manufacturing in Southeast Michigan for approximately fi ve years from 1927 to 1932. Lengthy prison sentences and internal sniping caused the Purple Gang to essentially self-destruct by 1935.

    Format: At Next only 

  • BINGO

    Friday, March 19, 2021 | 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.
  • Carrot Sugar Scrub

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

    We are all so happy that spring is around the corner. Bright, cheery colors and scents lift us up after a long winter. Carrot sugar scrub bags are perfect for slipping into Easter baskets as well as handing out as party favors to dinner guests. Not only will these carrot-shaped bags of luxurious scrub visually delight the recipient, they will provide a functional shower or bath experience! Body scrubs are great for lifting away dirt and excess oil, stimulating circulation, removing dead skin cells and exfoliation. The simple but beautiful packaging is what really makes this a special spring treat. Here’s to a fresh spring complexion!

  • Landscaping with Native Plants

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Landscaping with native plants is critical to build habitat, reduce resource inputs, and build healthy outdoor living areas. Learn why only native plants can do this and some design tips to make your native landscape beautiful as well. Drew Lathin has been working with native plants in landscapes for nearly 20 years, most recently as the owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes. He is a fierce advocate for the need to rewild our urban and suburban landscapes using native plants in thoughtful and legible designs to bring biological diversity and beauty to our everyday lives. Drew is also the President of the Board of the Wildflower Association of Michigan.

    Format: Via Zoom 

  • Next is Honored to Present: Cultivating Mental Health in the Era of COVID-19

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Next is more than excited to be presenting highly acclaimed speaker, Dr. Gretchen Moran Marsh, Ph.D. to share her expertise. 

    COVID has brought mental health challenges to the forefront. As a psychologist, specializing in mental health and the treatment of depression and anxiety, Dr. Marsh will provide some guidance on how to navigate life with the constant stressor of COVID. Dr. Marsh will go on to share specific coping strategies to decrease depression and anxiety during these challenging times.

     

    Format - via Zoom 

  • Michigan's Abandoned Wells

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Adam W. Wygant, Director and State Geologist-Oil, Gas and Minerals Division - Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

    Long-gone prospectors in the 1800s drilled wells for oil and gas in Michigan, looking to cash in and fuel the American Industrial Revolution. When wells dried up and drillers went bust, wells were left uncapped, their decaying pipes plunging deep and left behind in forests, fields or farms that were later developed into towns and cities. Some operators left the pipes open — while others plugged them with mud, scrap lumber or leftover construction material. These are called orphaned wells. If not properly remediated, they can leak greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. This presentation will give an overall history of oil and gas production in our state and the Orphan Well Program’s accomplishments, which includes the plugging of nearly 400 orphan wells over the past few decades.

    Format: via Zoom 

  • The Social Dilemma

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 12:00-2:30pm

    The Social Dilemma explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Join us for a viewing of the fi lm, followed by a group discussion. Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistleblowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides — search engines, networks, instant information, etc. — are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and maniplulate us. 

    Format: Showing at Next 

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Wednesdays March 31 - May 19 via Zoom 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Karen will present a new assignment at each class, with directions, examples, and inspiration. The subjects and styles will be varied, providing opportunities for continued growth and development. Students paint in their own home space, between classes. They show their completed art in the next meeting, with Karen providing positive commentary and helpful suggestions. A new subject is presented for that next week. All levels of experience welcome. Ask for supply list!

  • Motown

    Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Henry Feinberg, Composer, Musician and Instructor - Oakland Community College

    Starting from humble origins in 1959, Motown with Berry Gordy at the helm, became one of the most loved and influential styles in all of American popular music. Join Henry Feinberg as he
    presents an exciting show on the development of the Motown label amid the revolution and turbulent times of the 1960s. You’ll hear how The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder,
    Marvin Gaye and many others became international stars and remain popular to this day. Accompanying the presentation will be recordings of many of Motown’s hits.

    Format: At Next and via Zoom 

  • Golf League Kick-off Meetings -Springdale

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 9:30-10:30am

    Kick-off Meetings: Springdale at 9:30 am 

    Please plan to attend the kickoff meetings if you are interested in playing in either league. Details about greens fees, golf rules, start dates, etc. will be discussed. League participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot, pre-payment is necessary. You must be a NEXT member to play. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, contact the appropriate league manager for details.

    Springdale League: Plays Mondays at 9:37 am
    League Manager: Jerry Mercier - 248-514-2853

    Lincoln Hills League: Plays Wednesdays at 10:00 am
    League Manager: Bob Borgon and Jack Nanry - 248-431-4003 or jack.nanry@gmail.com

  • Golf League Kick-off Meeting - Lincoln Hills

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Please plan to attend the kickoff meetings if you are interested in playing in either league. Details about greens fees, golf rules, start dates, etc. will be discussed. League participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your spot, pre-payment is necessary. You must be a NEXT member to play. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, contact the appropriate league manager for details.

    Springdale: Plays Mondays at 9:37 am
    League Manager: Jerry Mercier at 248-514-2853

    Lincoln Hills: Plays Wednesdays at 10:00 am
    League Manager: Bob Borgon and Jack Nanry at 248-431-4003 or jack.nanry@gmail.com

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Coaching Effectively Across The Generation Gap

    Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Andy Driska, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology - Michigan State University

    Competitive youth sports have evolved over the past 20 years, and as the stakes have gotten higher, coaches are under more pressure to develop successful athletes. Many coaches have
    different values about sport that can clash with the athletes’ values. Andy will share some research about Generation Z athletes and the experiences of older coaches who have coped well with intergenerational differences. Professor Driska will share some methods for communication, relationship-building and skill development that we emphasize in the coaching degree program at Michigan State University.

    Format: At Next  and via Zoom 

  • Michigan Bird Seed Feeders

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

    With spring in the air, we thought what better time to share some love with our “over-wintering” birds. It’s the perfect opportunity to create a fun, useful project and interact with nature. The sun is out, the air is warm and the birds are probably looking for a few snacks. With just a few simple ingredients and a Michigan-shaped cookie cutter (that is yours to take home), you will have trees sprinkled with cute homemade feeders and some very happy feathered friends!

  • Of Icebergs & Inquiries: Michiganders on the Titanic

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Landscaping with native plants is critical to build habitat, reduce resource inputs, and build healthy outdoor living areas. Learn why only native plants can do this and some design tips to make your native landscape beautiful as well. Drew Lathin has been working with native plants in landscapes for nearly 20 years, most recently as the owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes. He is a fierce advocate for the need to rewild our urban and suburban landscapes using native plants in thoughtful and legible designs to bring biological diversity and beauty to our everyday lives. Drew is also the President of the Board of the Wildfl ower Association of Michigan.

    Format: via Zoom 

  • Detroit - Then and Now

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series Presents: 

    Linda Yellin, Founder and Owner - Feet on the Street 

    Join Linda for a photographic tour of Detroit’s architecture and historic neighborhoods. Learn more about Detroit’s history
    and what’s happening now. Linda will share updates on the beautiful RiverWalk, and some remarkable Brush Park mansions that were built in the 1890s and now sell for more than $800,000.
    Linda will also give us a tour of the historic Eastern Market and the revitalized Book Cadillac Hotel. Finally, we will see some new parks, greenways, murals and pieces of art.

    Format: At Next and via Zoom 

  • In the Garden

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents: 

    Let the Detroit Institute of Arts come to you as you enjoy these beautiful works of art in the comfort of your home. With a goal of providing free access to the DIA’s world-renowned collection, In the Garden is provided with opportunities for reflection, connection, expression and delight while you stay at home. In honor of Earth Day, this talk explores the hidden meanings
    behind the images of flowers and plants

    Format: via Zoom 

  • Terracotta Citronella Candles

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

    Ah, those lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer are almost here. Fire up the grill, mix up a pitcher of Tom Collins (or whatever it is people are drinking these days) and hit the backyard. This is what summer is all about. Don’t let pesky mosquitoes or bugs ruin your outdoor parties with family and friends. Terracotta citronella “Don’t Bug Me” candles are easy to make and
    will help ensure a bug free zone. And if you like, you can paint them a trendy pattern with watercolors! When you’re done, you can add accessories and give them to friends as a unique summertime gift or keep for yourself.

  • Live Your Life in Balance

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Aaron Wallace, CEO of Balance Your Fitness, will share his expertise about how to live life at your highest potential. Whether you are looking to lose weight, decrease your pain or improve your golf game, Aaron will highlight how very achievable your goals can be when you take a holistic, whole body approach to your journey. Aaron has a BS in Exercise and Health Science and is a C.H.E.K. Health Practitioner, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Golf Performance Specialist. He can’t wait to help you live a life in balance.

    Format: At Next 

  • Exiled to Motown: Japanese Americans of Detroit

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    After World War II’s Japanese-American incarceration, Detroit served as one of the resettlement program’s major destinations. Learn how Japanese Americans were able to preserve their culture in various forms throughout the area. This session will also cover the history of Japenese Americans within the broader industrial and racial history of Detroit. Mika Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Michigan, who created the exhibition, Exiled to Motown, presents this eye opening experience. Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living.

    Format: via Zoom 

  • Rural Roots of Oakland County Parks

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    The Stuart Jeffares Speaker Series presents:

    Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland County Parks Historian


    Our Oakland County Parks are filled with waterways, hiking trails, camping grounds and fishing spots. They are also filled with history. All 14 of our County Parks were once farms, most going back to the 1830s. All those farms, and the people who lived on them, have stories of their own. Some are tragic, some are humorous — all are part of the rich rural heritage of our Parks. Come join Parks historian Carol Bacak-Egbo as she shares some of those wonderful stories.

    Format: At Next and via Zoom

  • Costume Jewelry Sale!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 10:00-2:00pm

    Time to clean out your jewelry box! Donate your costume jewelry to the Next office by April 28th — and it will be part of the 2nd Annual Next Costume Jewelry Sale on May 5th! All proceeds benefit Next! We welcome all types of jewelry: rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and brooches! All proceeds will benefi t Next! Remember — one person’s donation is another person’s treasure!