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  • Knitting Open Studio

    Monday, December 6, 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, December 6, 2021 | 10:15-12:00pm


    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.

  • Blood Pressure Clinic

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

    The first Monday of each month. 

    A trained healthcare professional will screen your blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.

  • Duplicate Bridge

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 11:30-2:00pm

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

  • Afternoon Pickleball

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 12:30-2:30pm

    Current Pickleball Hours:

    Mondays through Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
    Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm

  • Pinochle- Drop in

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Monday through Friday 1:00- 3:00 in the lobby. No experience necessary.  Anyone who is interested in playing or learning how to play is welcome.  Drop-in and have fun!

  • Mah Jongg

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Come with your own Mah Jongg table partner or stop by the office to sign up if you would like to play. You must be able to play independently. If you are interested in joining a group,
    contact the Next office.

  • Pickleball

    Monday, December 6, 2021 | 4:30-7:30pm

    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.- Membership required

    Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12;30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Monday through Thursday from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, December 7, 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!

  • Socki!

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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, December 7, 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. 

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

  • Tuesday Evening Partners Bridge

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 2:00-5:00pm

    Bring a partner and play bridge with old friends and new.

  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

    All levels are welcome to join Karen Lutz, E-RYT to learn gentle, adaptable yoga moves that help improve your breathing practices, core strength, balance and flexibility.

    Thursdays at Next, 4:00 - 5:00 pm 

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • New - Morning Yoga at Next!

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

    NEW: MORNING FLOW YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
    Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes. C

    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.

  • Quilting Open Studio

    Wednesday, December 8, 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.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, December 8, 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

  • Wednesday Bridge

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Bridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.

  • Wednesday Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Chair Yoga: Wednesdays at Next 

    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.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 1:30-3:30pm

    Resumes September 15th - 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. Always looking for new players!

    Contact David Young at for information.

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

    Contact: David Young

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 2:15-3:15pm

    Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm at Next. 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, December 8, 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.

  • Next Bowling League

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

    Thursdays at 9:30 am at Country Lanes 30250 West Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Cost $10.00. Members only. 

    All levels welcome for bowling and camaraderie at Country Lanes at 30250 West Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills. Cost includes three games, shoes and coffee. No need to register, just drop in. Contact Bob Borgon at 248-388-1191 for more information on the submission.

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

     Fee - $10.00

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Holiday Shopping at the Post

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 11:30-1:30pm

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


    Founded in 2012, Mutual Adoration is a multi-faceted independent business specializing in producing, selling, and teaching contemporary craft. In 2017 they transformed a former US Post Office into an open concept production studio, retail shop, and venue for craft workshops. This hub of creative energy on Detroit’s East side is known simply as POST. POST carries over 300 brands, all from independent makers and artisans. Their products are all made by hand, in small batches. POST also offers workshops and classes, in all aspects of contemporary craft.
    If you're just starting or wrapping up your Holiday shopping, join us to go check out Detroit’s best place to shop small. Find something truly SPECIAL!

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 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.

  • Detroit: Early Detroit History

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    This offering is almost at capacity.  Please call the office to check availability. 


    Robert E. Sullivan, Jr., Attorney and sixth generation Detroiter has taught a History of Detroit class at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit and at Macomb Community College for several years. In this program, Mr. Sullivan will lead discussion of Detroit’s primitive man, the fur trade, Chief Pontiac’s attack, the 1805 fire and many other historical events leading up to 1926 that have contributed to the rich history of Detroit! Generously sponsored by James Danley & Associates.

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Join fellow Next members for camaraderie and enjoy the creative synergies that come from being with other talented artists.

  • Chess Club

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 4:00-6:00pm

    Lessons: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
    Open Play: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    This club seeks to bring together people who have an interest in chess. Fellow Next members Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching tactics and positioning. For additional information,
    please contact Chris Dow at 248-647-0728.

  • About Your Better Business Bureau

    Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Ashely Gibbard, Marketing, Coordinator - Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan

    Ms. Gibbard will present the origins of the Better Business Bureau, evolution and strategies moving forward. This presentation will also cover the value of accreditation and the level of commitment to continue accreditation. We will talk about business reputation management, BBB’s standards of trust, and how the BBB works with businesses and consumers to handle
    complaints or disputes that may arise. We will also learn about the Better Business Bureau educational foundation and the different programs BBB provides, as well as some things BBB
    is going to be working on in the future.


    Presented by The Jefferares Group, Stuart Jeffares, Max Broock Realtors

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday, December 10, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

    at Next with Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga,

    Friday Fitness 
    Fridays from 9:00 to 10: 00 am
    Let’s move around the Seaholm track together and utilize the fence and benches and other props for stretches and strength work. Park and check-in at Next.

  • Tai Chi for Your Health!

    Friday, December 10, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

    Tai Chi is an internal (soft) style martial art that has been shown by scientific studies to improve one’s physical health. It increases circulation, improves balance, and promotes a calm state of mind.Tai Chi for Health concentrates on improving your physical being through exercise while increasing your concentration and relaxation at the same time. Tai Chi is especially good for those with mobility issues as it can be done effectively seated. This class, taught by Cheryl Goodwin, Tai Chi for Health Institute certified instructor, is appropriate for all ages, body types and abilities. Cheryl is certified in the areas of Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention, and Seated Tai Chi.

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, December 10, 2021 | 11:00-1:00pm

    Please note start date: June 4 th 

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

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, December 10, 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.
  • Holiday Tea

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Tea is best when experienced with friends! Please join us for this very special event featuring a variety of delicious teas, served in lovely teacups, accompanied by delectable treats. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the holiday season. Then sit back and enjo the old school romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story.

  • Senior Men's Club Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 5:30-10:00pm

    The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has 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 14th at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $60.00 per person. The evening includes dinner, dancing and holiday music with a sing-along. Questions about the Holiday Party can be directed to Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.

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

  • The Hidden Payout of Eating Organic

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Are you sick and tired of being, well, sick and tired? Is your weight all over the charts? Overwhelmed by health care expenses? Many people believe that buying conventionally processed food saves them money — but does it really? Where do we spend that money? Doctor's bills? Surgeries? Prescriptions and supplements? Energy drinks? In this class you will learn the lesser known facts about eating organic. We will teach you not only how to improve your physical health, but your fi nancial health as well. Aaron Wallace, CEO of Balance Your Fitness, returns to Next to share his expertise about how to live life at your highest potential.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club

    For information contact Robert Beuter at 248-646-9657. Coin Club will take a Summer hiatus beginning in June and will resume in the Fall.

  • Sounds of Christmas

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    There are only a few spots left for this program.  Please call the office to resister. (248) 203-5270.


    Join us for a lively and celebratory welcome to Christmas as we sing our way through a patchwork of memories of this very special holiday. Kerry Price, who has an extensive background in music and music education in our area and beyond, will lead us through her seasonal sing-along program. Kerry has performed all over the country and is currently the Music Director at a local church.

  • Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    DETROIT STYLE: Car Design in the Motor City 1950-2020 via Zoom
    Carlene VanVoorhies, Detroit Institute of Arts Docent

    At this presentation, enjoy the same level of insight and engagement about the Detroit Style exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art that you would enjoy at the museum. You will experience the
    iconic car styles of Detroit during the past seventy years through the eyes of the car designer who created them. Feel the excitement of designing cars for the future, the impact of incorporating cultural style trends, technologies and the responsibility of creating comfortable and effi cient vehicles. This exciting Detroit Institute of Arts presentation is only available for a limited time!

    Presented by The Jefferares Group, Stuart Jeffares, Max Broock Realtors


    Monday, December 20, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

    First and Third Mondays of the month. Drop -in! Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.

  • Holiday Film Fest

    Monday, December 27, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Monday, December 27
    A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters. Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. Rated R 1 hour 40 minute.

    Tuesday, December 28
    A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation. Starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Rated PG 1 hour 39 minutes.

    Wednesday, December 29
    The discovery that she has a terminal illness prompts Georgia Byrd to reflect. She withdraws her life savings and jets off to Europe where she lives like a millionaire and charms everyone she meets! Starring Queen Latifah and LL Cool J. Rated PG13 1 hour 52 minutes

  • American Mah Jongg Lessons

    Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Wednesdays, January 5 - 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    Join the excitement of learning the game of Mah Jongg with Rackeline Hoff, an experienced teacher who enjoys teaching the game. Mah Jongg is a table game that originated in China and is played with a colorful set tiles. You will find Mah Jongg to be a challenging game of both chance and strategy and it's sure to be one you will enjoy learning. Participants will need to bring with them a 2021 National Mah Jongg card or you can purchase one from the instructor for $9 on the fi rst day of class.

  • Mixed Media - Collage Assemblage

    Monday, January 10, 2022 | 5:00-6:00pm

    Mondays, January 10 through February 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Next welcomes mixed-media artist and instructor Marat Paransky — whose studio practice includes sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and other media. Marat’s artwork falls into one
    of several themed projects including research-based work on social issues, text pieces about the artworld and more spontaneous assemblies of found materials. Which is the most playful
    and absurd of the visual arts, you ask? It is, of course, collage and assemblage! This class will cover the techniques and thinking behind 2D collage, 3D assemblage and everything in between. There will be technical instruction through demos, discussion of examples in books and slideshows and studio time to work on projects. Students will need to scavenge for their own raw materials and purchase some basic supplies. All skill levels welcome and a supply list is available in the Next office

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 9:30-12:00pm

    Artist and instructor Karen Halpern guides students in painting varied subjects. There will be assignments, instruction about color theory, painting techniques, and design. Individual attention will help you develop your work. Bring to fi rst class: a small sketch pad, #2 desk pencil; “Marsmatic” eraser; painting supplies; a canvas 18”x 24” or 24”x 30” or larger; and a lightweight portable table easel, if you work upright. Ask for supply list in the Office.

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 2:00-4:00pm

    Noted Michigan Artist and popular watercolor instructor, Karen Halpern, will teach lessons that provide fundamentals, stretch your abilities, broaden your skills, and encourage your creative
    thinking. Beginners through advanced students will paint varied subjects in assorted styles. Color mixing, color theory, design and painting techniques, will guide you as you develop your art. Each student will work at their own level of ability, in a supportive setting with individual attention. The supply list is available in the Next office and all supplies should be brought to the first class.

  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 1:00-3:30pm

    Work with materials you are already familiar with via prior class instruction. Bring your own subject, reference material, and the supplies you typically work with. No assignments. Instructor Karen Halpern will foster critical thinking, and make suggestions to guide you, as you advance with your individualized project. Her goal is to broaden your viewpoint, and develop your skills and knowledge. Students generally use materials such as acrylics, oils, watercolor or collage. Bring your own lightweight portable easel, if you work upright. If you are a returning student, plan to start a fresh piece of work this semester! Not for beginning students.