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  • Golf Leagues - Springdale

    Monday, September 23, 2019 | 9:37-12:00pm

    Springdale – Mondays 9:37 am – May through September

    Next membership is required to play. This league is currently at capacity but both Lincoln Hills and Springdale Leagues are always looking for substitutes. Please contact the league coordinator if interested.

    Location: 316 Strathmore Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

  • Knitting

    Monday, September 23, 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.
  • Beginning Bridge

    Monday, September 23, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

    This class is for those with little or no bridge playing experience.
  • Line Dancing - New Format!

    Monday, September 23, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am


    Series 1: Sept 9, 16, 23, 30
    Series 2: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
    Cost 4-week series: $28 members / $33 non-members 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, September 23, 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.
  • Mah Jongg

    Monday, September 23, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

    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.
  • Duplicate Bridge

    Monday, September 23, 2019 | 12:15-3:15pm

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

    Monday, September 23, 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 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

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 9:30-12:00pm

    (Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: Sept. 17 - November 27

    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.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2019 | 11:30-12:15pm

    Series 1: Sept. 3,10,17,24
    Series 2: October 8,15,22,29

    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, September 24, 2019 | 12:00-1:30pm

    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, September 24, 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.
  • Out of the Shadow of Mt. Rushmore

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm

    OUT OF RUSHMORE’S SHADOW Award winning storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and tells the story of his unique contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial. Lou uses authentic photos, maps and timelines to bring Luigi’s story to life! This is a unique program about history, ancestry, perseverance and advocating for human rights. Mr. Del Bianco will also have copies of his recently published book about his grandfatherfor purchase and signing. Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.

  • Quilling Classes

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    NEW! QUILLING CLASSES Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, looped, curled, twisted and glued together to create decorative shapes and designs. Join artist and instructor Pam Signorelli and learn this beautiful art form. These classes are all suitable for beginners and all materials will be supplied.

    In September we will make a Comb Flowers piece — and in October we will make a piece featuring Fall Leaves. Classes are all suitable for beginners and all materials will be supplied.

  • Slow Flow Yoga - New!

    Tuesday, September 24, 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, September 24, 2019 | 2:30-5:30pm

    Bring a partner and play bridge with old friends and new.
  • Let's Make Pickles!

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 3:30-4:30pm

    Join Next’s Bev Singer to make a jar of lovely, crunchy, fresh pickles that are not too sour or too sweet. Delicious as a snack or side with a sandwich. Bring home a 16oz. jar of pickles with recipe to make more at home! A great way to use the cucumbers from your garden or from our local Farmers Markets.

  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, September 24, 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.

  • Slow Roll Bike Group

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

    Please note time change. The slow-roll will now begin at 6:30 pm. Every Tuesday night, beginning May 7 at 6:30 pm

    Next welcomes slow roll group back for the second season!. The group will gather in the Next lobby at 5:30 pm every Tuesday evening. The length of ride depends on weather, ability and size of group that evening. Typically, the riders will enjoy a nice, easy ride to a local park, take a water break and then return to Next. We will travel through quiet, relatively fl at neighborhoods and avoid the traffic on main roads.

    Questions? Join us at the April 30th organizational meeting at 5:30 pm to learn more. All participants must wear a bicycle helmet.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, September 25, 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
  • St. John Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:15-2:00pm

    This trip is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list. St. John’s Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church —“The Church with the Golden Dome”— has invited us to experience their traditions, learn more about their community, and this ancient culture. First enjoy a tour of the sanctuary, accompanied by music, and the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum. After the tour, enjoy an Armenian inspired buffet lunch. Armenian baked goods will be available for sale. This trip was very popular last year so we have decided to run it again in celebration of the church’s 85 anniversary.

  • Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

    Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome. Series 1: September 4,11,18,25 Series 2: October 2, 9, 16, 23 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.

  • Golf Leagues - Lincoln Hills

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:30pm

    Lincoln Hills – Wednesdays, 10:00 am – May through September Next membership is required to play.

    This league is currently at capacity but both Lincoln Hills and Springdale Leagues are always looking for substitutes. Please contact the league coordinator if interested

    Location: 2666 West Fourteen Mile Road, just west of Cranbrook Road.

  • Advanced Bike Group

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Wednesdays, beginning May 15 at 10:00 am This new group will take more advance rides that will run on local main streets in adjacent neighborhoods. Rides will be similar to those being run by already established bike clubs. The pace of this group will be approximately 12-15 mph with a starting distance of 20 miles.

    Questions? Join us at the kickoff meeting or contact chief biker Israel Olivarez at (517) 803-8161 or

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Bridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.
  • Creative Watercolor Class - New!

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 2:00-4:00pm

    10 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm Wednesdays June 26 - August 28

    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.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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.

  • Core Strength & Foundation Training

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5:00-5:45pm

    Series 1: Sept. 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2 Cost 4-class series: $40 members / $45 non-members
    Series 2: Oct. 9,16,23,30 Cost 4-class series: $40 members / $45 non-members

    A strong, flexible core underpins almost everything we do and provides a sturdy central link between the upper and lower body. Whether you are looking to tighten your abs, prevent back injury, or add power to daily pursuits, this class will make you a stronger YOU! Lori Harbour, Certified AFAA instructor, will introduce Foundation Method™ techniques as part of this class.

  • Dinner & a Classic : Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream Home

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm

    When advertising executive Jim Blandings (Cary Grant) discovers his wife’s (Myrna Loy) plan to redecorate their New York apartment, he counters with a proposal that they move to Connecticut.She agrees, and the two are soon conned into buying a house that turns out to be a complete nightmare. Construction and repair bills accumulate quickly, and Jim worries that their future hangs in the balance unless he can come up with a catchy new jingle that will sell ham.

    Not Rated 1 hour 34 minutes Kindly sponsored by Noodles and Company in Bingham Farms.

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics. Popcorn is provided. Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00-3:30pm

    10-week class: Thursdays, Sept. - Nov. 21st

    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.

  • Aging in Place: Simple Steps to Stay Longer in Your Home

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Occupational Therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist Bridget Benoit will help you identify safety hazards in your home, teach you how to prevent injuries in the home, and will provide specific strategies for situations that challenge your ability to live safely at home.

    Presentation will include considerations for wheelchair and walker use in the home. Generously sponsored by The Bank of Ann Arbor

  • Small Group Personal Training Series

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm Series 1: 4 weeks Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
    Series 2: 4 weeks Oct. 7,14,21,28

    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, September 26, 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.

  • Constitution, Congress, The President & The Two Party System

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Robert Sedler, B.A., J.D., Professor - WSU This interactive presentation will discuss the constitutional structure of our government under our 18th century constitutional system and the powers of Congress and the President. Prof. Sedler will examine the impact of the two-party system and the Trump Presidency and divided Congress. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.

  • Detroit Historical Museum Tour, Lunch & Curator Chat

    Friday, September 27, 2019 | 9:00-3:15pm

    This trip is now closed 


    Bus leaves Next at 9:00 am, returns about 3:15 pm
    Experience 20th-century Detroit as we follow our city's growth into America’s Motor City. Track our conversion into the Arsenal of Democracy, while also showcasing our iconic people, placesand movements in the Allesee Gallery of Culture. Visit will also include new temporary exhibitions on the Negro Leagues and Lindell AC.

    After the tour an assortment of catered box lunches will be provided. Then sit down, relax and enjoy a curator chat on The Detroit Lions and the Early NFL. The presentation examines the instability of the infant NFL and how the Lions won the hearts of Detroiters to become the institution they are today — tracking the team from the beginning through its golden age in the 1950s and into the present.

  • Next Bowling League

    Friday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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.
  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, September 27, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2019 | 9:00-2:00pm

  • Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 10:00-1:00pm

    No registration is required…walk-ins are welcome! This event is free!!

    Please join us for this fun and information packed event featuring 45 vendors from various senior related industries and also some local restaurants/markets who will offer samples of their delicious specialties.

    Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will administer the Flu Shots — the Senior/High Dose, Regular Dose or Flumist (nasal). Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card. Oakland County Health Department accepts Medicare, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, cash or credit card (+small fee to use cc). There are no private insurances that OCHD can bill at this time.

    Cost of the 2019/2020 vaccine when paying cash:
    Regular Flu injectable (6 mos – 64 years): $24
    Highdose flu injectable (65+ years): $53
    Flumist (nasal): $30

    OCHD will also offer FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Kits for those who are between the ages of 45 and 75, have not had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years and have not completed a colorectal cancer screening test (FIT or FOBT) within the last year.

    OCHD will offer a fall prevention assessment where after a 10-minute client assessment,education and resources will be provided along with fall risk assessment results. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn what is available in our community! So bring your questions and join us for the Health Expo on October 1st!!

  • Detroit Institute of Arts A - Z Tour & Cafe DIA

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 11:15-3:30pm

    The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the museum offers visitors an encounter with human creativity from all over the world. Join us on an hour and a half “from A-Z” guided tour. Learn something new with an in-depth tour of the galleries, and one of the nation’s best permanent collections. We will schedule time to shop / browse the museum shop, treat yourself to something uniquely Detroit, or find the perfect artful gift you've been looking for. Grab a bite to eat first, on your own, inside Café DIA.

  • Chess for Begining & Intermediate Players

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 4:00-5:00pm

    Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching beginner and intermediate chess players tactics and positioning with play time.

  • Oh Deer!

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Laurel Zoet, Naturalist, Educator & Author, Whitetail deer are one of the largest and most easily recognized animals in Michigan! Considered majestic by some and a nuisance by others, this fascinating mammal is adapted to survive Michigan’s ever changing landscape and four seasons. Laurel Zoet will discuss the natural and seasonal cycles of Whitetail deer, how they communicate and how they survive!Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.

  • Autumn Leaf Candle Holder

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 1:00-2:30pm

    Jolee Hentgen, Next Staff Member, is at it again — this time crafting autumnal candle holders. For this project, we will decoupage fall decorations onto a glass jar creating leaf lanterns. The lanterns are such a pretty way to celebrate and illuminate this cool, crisp season and are a perfect adornment for the mantle or a stunning addition to a Thanksgiving table. We will each make two lanterns. All materials provided.

  • Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham Police

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Signing up for this class will put you on 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!

  • Anyone Can Paint

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 9:30-11:30am

    The always popular Steve Wood returns to Next, combining his instruction with humor and encouragement for beginner to intermediate painters. Participants will complete an 11” x 14” painting. Subject: "Scary Cemetery"

  • Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Local author Jeff Morrison, will share what has been called “an extended love letter to the historic architecture of a great Midwestern city, the driving force of America’s industrial power.” This book documents Detroit’s amazing collection of sculptures adorning the city’s buildings, some of which have been hidden from public view for over 100 years. Some of the book’s 770 up close photos will be shared. Generously sponsored by Pomeroy Living.

  • Leveraging Technology to Avoid the Tech Trap

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Dr. Julie Braciszewski, Psychologist, Monarch Behavioral Health How do we help developing minds learn to be tech savvy without being tech-obsessed? In our culture of screens, many parents and grandparents worry about the effect of smartphones,video games, tablets and televisions. When children rely on screens for entertainment, gratification, connecting and self-soothing, they can fall into a “Tech Trap”. Dr. Julie will discuss how screen time affects brain development and overall well being and strategies to use technology positively to help children grow and develop. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.

  • DSO: Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, October 11, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am

    Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 1:00 pm Please pre-register, space is limited.

    Friday, October 11 - Queens of Soul Featuring a special musical and video tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, celebrate the reigning divas of Soul and R&B. Enjoy the hits from strong and soul women,including Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Etta James, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, and Adele.

    This offering is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list.

    Friday, November 22 - The Paul Simon Songbook From Simon and Garfunkel to solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon has distinguished himself as a unique songwriter, crafting songs that have become themes for love, family and social commentary. Hear hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and “Graceland,” fully orchestrated for the DSO by Jeff Tyzik.

  • Wright on: Pittsburgh Style

    October 11-13, 2019

    Presenting an exciting weekend in Pittsburgh to explore a city revitalized! Stay at the elegant and charming William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Enjoy a guided tour of the different neighborhoods of this city. Spend the day with docent led tours of Fallingwater, (a famous Frank Lloyd Wright home built for one of Pittsburgh’s well known families) and Kentuck Knob. Dinner following at Nemacolin Resort. The final day includes tours of the Heinz History Museum, and the Andy Warhol Museum.

    Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13 (2 nights / 3 days)
    Cost per person: single $850 / double $750 Registration deadline: Sept. 1 - $200 deposit to reserve space
    Register by calling Zelma travels at (810) 287-0066.

  • Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

    Friday, October 11, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 12:30 pm, returns about 3:30 pm

    Come celebrate the 75th year, as The Michigan Mineralogical Society hosts the largest event of professionals and hobbyists in the Midwest. The Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show features some of the most respected dealers in the country as well as displays from world famous museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Smithsonian, and the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum. Join some of your fellow enthusiasts and don’t miss this educational event complete with lectures from experts and over 84 display exhibits featuring top level collectors. The expo also features 64 dealers selling some of the most beautiful jewelry, magnificent gems, and minerals and fossils imaginable. We will spend approximately 2 hours at the expo.

  • Fall Color Tour at Addison Oaks

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 8:30-3:00pm

    Bus leaves Next at 8:30 am, returns about 3:00 pm.

    Fall is the perfect time to experience the tranquil outdoors of Oakland County. Start with a historical tour of the 100-year-old Buhl Estate at Addison Oaks. Next indulge in a salad and pasta bar lunch in the banquet hall. Finally, head outdoors and witness the landscape’s picturesque autumnal transition on a hay wagon ride through the park, complete with fresh cider and donuts!Please take into account the temperature, and dress accordingly. This trip is brought to you by Oakland County Parks.

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, October 15, 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

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Stamp club.
  • Sitting is the New Smoking

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Marichelle Ehred, Beaumont Hospital Physical Therapist and Certified Geriatric Specialist, will discuss the important reasons to include physical activity in your daily routine. Physiological changes as we age, risks of inactivity, physical and mental benefits of physical activity and how to get started will all be covered topics. Marichelle will also discuss different types of exercises that have been shown to benefit older adults, how when you have barriers to activity. Generously sponsored by The Bank of Ann Arbor.

  • Medicare Seminar

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Presented by Area Agency on Aging 1-B, learn about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, and the basics of what Medicare covers.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Kirk in the Hills Tour

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 10:30-2:00pm

    Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 2:00 pm

    We will visit and take a one-and-a-half-hour docent-led tour of Kirk in the Hills, the dream and vision of Colonel Edwin S.George. Colonel George, a Detroit businessman, gifted his home and estate (Cedarholm) in 1947, intending the Kirk to be a community church serving the area. View the Pewabic ceramic tile, Marshall Fredrick’s sculptures, and the tower which houses one of the world’s largest carillon with 77 bells. The Gothic design church was patterned after the once famous 13th century Melrose Abbey in Scotland, and is one of the last truly Gothic structures built in America. Lunch on your own after at 5th Tavern.

  • New & Prospective Member Coffee

    Thursday, October 17, 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!
  • The Gifts of Apollo: A Tour of the Solar System

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Cliff Marko, Attorney & Historian Using stunning NASA photographs from Apollo, Voyager, Magellan, Cassini, Galileo, New Horizons, Helios, Venera and more, Cliff Marko's tour looks at the history of solar system exploration and the latest discoveries from these remarkable robots. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.


    Friday, October 18, 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.
  • Laurie Johnson: Talent Unmatched!

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:30-7:30pm

    Detroit’s powerhouse vocalist brings her passion for music to Next for what is sure to be a top-notch performance. Laurie’s seemingly endless music selection includes hits from Motown, the sixties, seventies disco, the 80s, as well as R&B and Jazz. Generously sponsored by All Seasons of Birmingham

  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Guided Tour & The Detroit Cookie Co.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:30-2:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list.


    Bus leaves Next at 10:15 am, returns about 2:00 pm

    Experience an 90-minute guided tour at the birthplace of the Ford Model T, the original Ford factory. Built in 1904 the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world. Birthplace of a revolution, rich with Detroit and automotive history, and an absolutely superb collection of vehicles. Car lover or not, you shouldn’t miss this one! The building can be drafty, please dress warmly. On the way back we’ll visit The Detroit Cookie Co. in Ferndale. This bakery takes “cookie” to a whole new level, with over 25 different scrumptious selections. Treat yourself (not included in ticket price) to a variety of made-from scratch gourmet cookies, and an “in house” roasted coffee. Trust us, you’ll be back.

  • Earth Friendly Composting

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Join Lillian Dean, Southeastern Oakland County Water Authority Master Composter, as she teaches us how to start a composting bin. Lillian will go over the materials needed and bin choices.We will also learn about the compost web and have our pertinent questions answered.

  • Understanding Iran

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, Middle East Expert & Religious Scholar Gus will present the significant role Iran plays in geopolitics in the Middle East. He will discuss the domestic economic and political pressures facing Iran’s theocratic government, and make sense of Iran’s impact on the regional and world stage. Will diplomacy, foreign policy or economic sanctions help bring the region into a more peaceful territory, or embolden Iran to continue creating dangerous inequities in the Middle East? Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.

  • Lunch at the American Harvest Restaurant: Schoolcraft Culinary School

    Friday, October 25, 2019 | 11:15-2:45pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list.


    Registration required.

    Bus departs Next at 11:15 am, returns about 1:30 pm

    Savor a gourmet lunch skillfully prepared and served by Schoolcraft’s Culinary Art students. The menu, which changes daily, includes freshly baked breads, soup, salad, a choice of entrée and a selection from the tempting dessert table. All items are a la carte (soup, salad, dessert and entrée are all separate prices). Lunch is not included in trip cost.

  • Dinner & a Classic: The Pit & the Pendulum

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Elizabeth has died in the prime of life and her brother, Francis wants to know why. Elizabeth’s husband, Nicholas (Vincent Price) and her doctor disagree but Francis learns that Nicholas’mother may have been buried alive. He begins to investigate his brother-in-law and is stunned by what he finds.

    Not Rated 1 hour 20 minutes Kindly sponsored by La Strada Dolci e Caffé in Birmingham.

  • Strange, Spooky, Wicked Michigan

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm

    What a way to celebrate Halloween! This program covers a range of stories featuring mysteries, old legends, creepy creatures, ghosts, haunted locations and a dab of true crime from all over the mitten state. Amberrose Hammond, author and researcher, will have you on the edge of your seat! Kindly sponsored by Waltonwood Royal Oak.

  • Redistricting & Voter Rights

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Last year, Michigan voters passed two important initiatives for expanding democracy in Michigan. First, we will discuss the constitutional amendment adding the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, what the commissioners will be responsible for and how you can become a commissioner or be involved to have your voice heard. Next, we will cover the important changes to the Michigan voting rights such as same day registration (or address change) and no reason absentee ballots. These presentations are brought to you by volunteers from Voters Not Politicians and the ACLU. Generously sponsored by Stuart Jeffares Max Broock Realtors.

  • Medicare Part D Enrollment - AAA 1B

    Friday, November 1, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm

    Please call 800-803-7174 to register for an appointment.Call early to reserve your time as appointments fill up quickly.

    The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is holding a Medicare Part D Enrollment Assistance Day at Next. Enrollment can take up to an hour per person. A letter confirming appointments and detailing what to bring will be sent to you.

    At your appointment, a counselor meets with you to determine the best option.

  • Detroit Public Library Tour & Lunch

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 10:15-1:15pm

    Bus leaves at 10:15, returns 1:15 pm

    Enjoy a private, 90-minute, docent tour of the Detroit Public Library. The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. The docent will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fi replace, the Ernie Harwell Room, and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.

  • 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.

  • Classic Christmas at Glen Oaks

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

    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.