Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 8:30-9:30am
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Use the gymnasium for walking or self-directed exercise. We will have hand weights available for your use. It's a great way to stay active and avoid the slush and mud of city sidewalks this time of year!
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:00-11:30am
Limited availability remains - please call the office to inquire.
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT
Next has received a creative arts grant to provide a tuition-free 100-day creative arts project for those who are willing to take the challenge and make the commitment. The 100-day art workshop will enrich your creative spirit. Select your own individual project that will offer an opportunity for self-refl ection and strengthen your artistic skills through a variety of creative methods. Your project is limited only by your imagination — painting, drawing, ceramics, writing, scrapbooking, even cooking all celebrate creativity. We will meet weekly as a team, guided by Kay Sulfaro, exploring creative exercises and activities that will provide insights and feedback in a supportive group setting of discovery and discussion.
As you work on your project through the length of the workshop, you will fi nd this creative team will enrich both your individual creative spirit, and our supportive community. A materials list is available in the Next office.
Kay Sulfaro previously has taught drawing classes and a Matisse Paper Cut-Outs class at Next. She joins us again to conduct the 100-Day Art Project. In addition to her Fine Arts background, Kay brings several years of working with the Paul Torrance Creativity exercises, as well as the enriching experience of a creativity program in Viterbo, Italy. Finally, she is excited to share the adventure that she learned so much from as she completed a 100-Day Art Project herself.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 10:00-11:00am
with Pam Smith
Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.
This exciting new class will focus on functional exercise with an emphasis on brainwork — challenging individuals cognitively, as well as physically. Participants will work on things like memory, multitasking and sequencing, as well as strengthening, cardio, core and balance work. This class is for people of all ability levels and meets two times per week to optimize the benefits. Pam Smith is a certified personal and group trainer through The American Council on Exercise.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 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!
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 12:00-3:00pm
Each Tuesday - drop in, no registration required.
Join fellow Next members to play Canasta. Play this unique and fun card game with a few competitive Next friends!
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 12:30-2:30pm
Tuesdays drop-in, no registration necessary.
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 1:00-3:00pm
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 1:00-2:00pm
Dr. Shalini Modi, Cardiologist
While heart disease is still the number one cause of death in men and women, it can develop and present in dramatically different ways across the sexes. Henry Ford cardiologist Dr. Shalini Modi will share those differences and more to help you keep your heart healthy and active.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 1:30-2:30pm
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, February 7, 2023 | 4:00-5:00pm
Every Tuesday at Next, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 6:00-7:30pm
Members of the folk group, Diamond in the Rust, Jan and Jim take the duo concept and run with it. Performances mesh and interlock, lyrics and melodies interweave in surprising and intriguing ways. Buoyant to poignant, heartfelt to hilarious, they cut a wide swath. They perform great songs and make an everlasting impression! No wonder Jan and Jim have been honored as winners of The Great American Song contest, Mountain NewSong and the Detroit Music Awards.
We are excited to welcome Stuart Jeffares as the 2023 sponsor of The Next Big Night Out! Expect exciting special entertainment events where you are invited to enjoy sensational performances! Thank you, Stuart, for your sponsorship!
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 7:00-9:00pm
Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 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
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 9:15-10:15am
FLOW YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
Every Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am
Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes.
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.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 10:00-12:00pm
Must be registered by Friday, February 3
Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 12:00 pm
Cranbrook Art Museum is situated on a lush, 319-acre campus of world-renowned architecture, sculpture, and gardens. Described by architecture critic Wolf von Eckardt as “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America,” in 1989 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. The Art Museum features year-round, changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and design. Cranbrook Art Museum presents and collects the art, architecture, craft, and design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with a special focus on the achievements of artists from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Detroit. Their mission is to connect, drive conversations and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. Enjoy a one and a half hour self- guided tour of this magnifi cent museum at the heart of a landmark campus of exceptional design that serves as a destination for visitors from down the street and around the world. Please let the Next front desk know if you are a member of Cranbrook upon registering like we have in the Cranbrook Institute of Science Museum.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 10:00-11:00am
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
No fee drop-in.
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.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 12:00-2:00pm
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 12:00 - 2:00 in the lobby.
No experience necessary. Anyone who is interested in playing or learning how to play is welcome. Drop-in and have fun!
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 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.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 1:30-3:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Location: Birmingham Racquet Club, 2100 E. Lincoln Rd. Birmingham 48009
Contact: David Young email@example.com
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 5:00-7:00pm
Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm.
Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 10:00-11:00am
Please note, the Photo Club will now meet on the second Thursday of each month 10:00- 12:00 pm
The Next Photography Club is for people who are interested in photography, all ability levels welcome. We maintain our own website and take monthly photo field trips. For more information, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 12:00-1:00pm
Thursdays at 10:00 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: Country Lanes 30250 West Nine Mile Road, Farmington Hills.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 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
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:00-4:00pm
Join fellow Next members for camaraderie and enjoy the creative synergies that come from being with other talented artists.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 1:00-3:30pm
Thursdays, Jan 5th - March 2nd 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Not for beginning students. Work with materials you are already familiar with via prior class instruction.
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 2:00-3:00pm
Stephanie Arwady, Troy Historic Village Adult Programs Director T
Celery vases, rhubarb triangles, sugar beet farms — join us for some tasty history with a special focus on unique trends and Michigan’s food and agricultural heritage. We’ll look at historic travelogues, Indigenous oral tradition, cookbooks, recipes and ads to explore Michigan’s food and agricultural heritage from the 1600s to the present day — in just under an hour!
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 3:00-4:00pm
With KAREN LUTZ
Free Demo Thursday, January 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Class begins Thursday, January 12 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Ongoing Thursdays
Stretch, strengthen and stabilize with this new yoga-inspired ball class led by Karen Lutz, E-RYT. You will have the option of working with a chair or yoga mat. All levels are welcome and we’ll just have fun! Bring your yoga mat and any props you like to use.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 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.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:00-7:30pm
Leonardo Gianola - Musician, National Reso-Phonic Guitar Co. Endorsement
This will be a unique and historical musical journey with the history and an acoustic performance on a metal guitar in open tunings. Not many people do what “Leonardo Blues” does! He will start with the beginning of Blues and a timeline narrative and demonstration. He will share some of the first recorded Blues songs and continue with the evolution of Blues through the 1930s — including how these songs influenced post-war music. Leonardo has been performing and teaching workshops n the Detroit area for more than 20 years.“Not many people do what we do.” — Rev. Robert B. Jones, July 19, 2021
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 9:15-10:00am
Every Friday from 9:15 to 10:00 am
Let’s get moving! We’ll move around the Seaholm track together (weather permitting) and utilize the fence and benches and other props for stretches and strength work. If Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, we will have the class indoors. Either way, we will incorporate stretching, balance and strengthening. Park and check-in at Next
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 10:00-11:00am
Fridays at 10:00 -11:00 am
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, February 10, 2023 | 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
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:00-2:00pmWith 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.
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm
Dr. Michael Fleischman, Straith Orthopedics
Hip or knee joint pain? Don’t worry, the doctor is here! Dr. Michael Fleischman will discuss over-the-counter medications, nonsurgical treatment, minimally invasive options, and rapid recovery robotic joint replacements. You will have a chance to learn more about advancements in treatment and feel some relief by asking the doctor those questions you’ve been wanting to ask! Lunch provided for all who register.
Monday, February 13, 2023 | 9:15-10:00am
NEW! STRETCH & RELAX with Caryn Ciagne
Every Monday from 9:15 to 10:00 am
Caryn will guide you through gentle stretch class exploring longer holds and slow range of motion along with a focus on breathing to promote relaxation. We will explore postures on your back, hands and knees, stomach and seated. There will be minimal standing. A chair can be close by for extra support. Focus on increased fl exibility, core strength, balance and mindfulness for greater comfort and calm in one's body and presence
Monday, February 13, 2023 | 10:15-12:00pm
LINE DANCING - Every Monday
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.
Monday, February 13, 2023 | 11:30-2:00pm
Regulars and newcomers alike enjoy playing this fun and challenging form of bridge.
Monday, February 13, 2023 | 5:30-6:30pm
Second Monday evening of each month.
The South Oakland County Parkinson's Support Group, sponsored by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation, is a group of people who meet to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and the services available. This group brings together people with a common bond. So many people say, “And I thought I was the only one with this problem.” Come for camaraderie, support, and learn from each other. Groups include people with PD, care partners, friends, families and health professionals. Facilitated by the Michigan Parkinson's Foundation staff. For more information call 248-419-7170.
Drop-in, no registration necessary.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 2:00-3:00pm
Sheila Landis, 7-Time Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" winner and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle, Oakland University Music Performance graduate, will warm hearts and tingle your toes with a set of songs selected in celebration of Valentine's Day. Of course, expect "My Funny Valentine" but also take note of Paul McCartney's dreamy "My Valentine," mixed in with a splash of hilarious novelty tunes from the 20s and 30s. Landis and Matle have been performing together for over 30 years, melding distinctive musical styles. Lovingly sponsored by Optalis Healthcare.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 5:30-7:30pm
For information contact Ken Rusch at 248-968-3505
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 10:30-1:30pm
This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list.
Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 1:30 pm
Cost: $10 members / $15 guests (Transportation only) Buffet is approximately $17.00 per person to be paid for individually.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm
Aaron Wallace, Owner - Balance Your Fitness
Are you sick and tired of being, well...being 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? In this presentation, you will learn the lesser-known facts about eating organic. We will teach you not only how to improve your physical health, but your financial health as well.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 6:00-8:00pm
For information contact Robert Beuter at 248-646-9657.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 7:00-9:00pm
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.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 10:30-1:30pm
Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 1:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroit, and is housed in a 22,000-square-foot building, a converted former auto dealership designed by architect Andrew Zago. The architecture of the building is left intentionally raw and unfi nished. MOCAD is where adventurous minds encounter the best in contemporary visual, literary, music, and performing arts. A responsive center for diverse audiences, MOCAD presents art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, pushing us to the edges of contemporary experience. Take an hour and a half to tour on your own and enjoy a pastry and or light refreshment in the Mocad Café, if you choose.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 6:00-7:30pm
Best Selling Author, Television Personality, Corporate Speaker, Leadership Consultant and Professor
Next is delighted to welcome John U. Bacon! As a New York Times bestselling author, Mr. Bacon has written thirteen books on sports, business, health, and history — seven of them national bestsellers. His newest title, released in September 2022, is The Greatest Comeback: How Team Canada Fought Back, Took the Summit Series, and Reinvented Hockey and will be available for purchase along with other publications. John freelances for The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, and others, appears often on TV, including HBO, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network — and also delivers weekly essays for Michigan Radio, where he won the prize for the nation’s best commentary in 2014. He is a popular corporate speaker and leadership consultant, who occasionally teaches at the University of Michigan — where the students awarded him the Golden Apple Award, given to one instructor annually for “Excellence in Teaching.” He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and son. Good Morning America calls him “The REAL Ted Lasso.”
Monday, February 20, 2023 | 1:00-3:00pm
First and Third Mondays of the month. Drop -in, no registration necessary.
Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 1:10-4:15pm
Must be registered by Friday, February 10
Bus departs Next at 1:10 pm, returns about 4:15 pm
“ An absorbing theatrical experience, that allows you to experience laughter, anger, inspiration, and hope all in one.” — Broadway World
Take in an afternoon performance of The Peculiar Patriot at the nationally recognized Detroit Public Theatre in its new building in the heart of Midtown. Inspired by her decades-long work with prison populations, including on the notorious Rikers Island. Liza Jessie Peterson’s timely and urgent one-person show unpacks the human impact of mass incarceration in America. Fearlessly funny, smart and provocative, The Peculiar Patriot traces the migration of systematic injustice from the plantation to the prison yard. Written and performed by the incomparable Ms. Peterson — the tour de force solo piece is an important, comedic, and profound investigative look into America’s criminal justice system.
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 2:00-3:00pm
Rochelle Forester, Learning in Retirement speaker
If you grew up in the Detroit area in the 50s and 60s, you’re going to love this stroll down THE BIG 8 memory lane! Revisit your favorite disc jockeys as well as your favorite kiddie programs from CKLW, while you learn a bit of history about this infl uential radio and television station located across the river from the Motor City in Windsor, Ontario. It’s the soundtrack of our youth that had an impact on the auto industry, the muscle of the Motor City and beyond. Generously sponosored by Arden Courts.
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 6:00-7:30pm
Aaron Retish, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wayne State University
February 24 marks the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Aaron Retish returns to Next to share his expertise and perspectives on the War. After living in Russia and studying Russia’s foreign affairs, he returns to talk about Russia’s buildup to what has become the largest land war in Europe since WWII and how Ukrainians thwarted Russia’s military advances. He will also share what might come next in Ukraine and in Russia.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 10:30-1:15pm
This offering is almost at capcity. Please call the office to check availability.
Register by Sunday, February 5 Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 1:15 pm Cost: $ 35 members / $ 40 guests Motown Museum is the ongoing heartbeat of the Motown legacy — a global tourist destination for music and history fans that celebrates the authentic story of Motown from its humble beginnings, to its emergence as the “Sound of Young America” and beyond. “The Little House That Rocked The World” transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history. On your interactive tour, a personable guide will share captivating stories, fascinating anecdotes, and interesting history that all took place within the space you stand. You’ll experience curated exhibits, the actual apartment Berry Gordy lived in with his family during the label’s earliest days, the retro style offices of Hitsville USA and, of course, Studio A — the legendary recording studio where Motown artists recorded some of the greatest songs of all time from 1959 to 1972.
Monday, March 6, 2023 | 11:00-12:00pm
The first Monday of each month.
A trained healthcare professional will screen your blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.