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  • Walk the Gym - Self Guided Fitness

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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!

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • New Class! Total Health Works- Brain & Body

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 10:00-11:00am

    with Pam Smith

    Free Demo Thursday, September 8  - Class begins Tuesday, September 13 - 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.

  • Next Bowling League - Summer Hours

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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.

     Fee - $10.00

  • Afternoon Pickleball

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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

  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Thursdays, September 15 through November 10 from 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.

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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.

  • Chess Club

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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.

  • Pickleball

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 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.

  • The Architecture of Italy

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Donna Voronovich, R.A., Lecturer, Oakland University

    This presentation will give you a taste of the architectural treasures of Italy as we take a tour through the history of Italian architecture from prehistoric times through the most magnifi cent period of the Baroque. Italian architects designed with a sense of purpose and intention to fulfi ll functional needs, while exuding drama, power, longevity and magnifi cence in every sense of the word. These buildings and their contexts, whether it is a Baroque piazza or a sleeping Tuscan hill town, allow us to admire and appreciate some of the greatest achievements of humankind. 

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 9:15-10:00am

    Caryn Ciagne

    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

  • Tai Chi for Your Health!

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 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.

  • Limber Up

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 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.

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 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, September 30, 2022 | 12:00-2:00pm

    With everything going on in the world today, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Come join other members for this casual discussion group about current events — from what’s going on in Michigan to what is happening around the globe. This is a drop in, non-facilitated group dialogue.
  • Pinochle- Drop in

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 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!

  • Zumba Returns to Next!

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    ZUMBA® RETURNS TO NEXT with Janice Long

    Free Demo Friday, September 16

    Class begins Friday, September 23 Ongoing Fridays at 1:00 pm

    Zumba® is a fusion of hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing dance moves which create a dynamic workout designed to be fun and easy to do. Add some Latin fl avor and International zest into the mix and you've got Zumba! For beginner to advanced fi tness levels. Certifi ed Zumba instructor Janice Long will help you kick off your weekends!

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

  • Mah Jongg

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Mondays 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.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 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 davidmpyoung@gmail.com for information.

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

    Contact: David Young davidmpyoung@gmail.com

  • New! Stretch & Relax

    Monday, October 3, 2022 | 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

  • Line Dancing - Join the Fun, at Next!

    Monday, October 3, 2022 | 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.

  • Blood Pressure Clinic

    Monday, October 3, 2022 | 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, October 3, 2022 | 11:30-2:00pm

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

  • Beverly Hills Council Candidate Forum

    Monday, October 3, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Please join us for this important and informative evening. There are eight candidates from the community running for the four available seats on the Beverly Hills Council this November. Next will host a question and answer panel forum were you the resident, can hear directly from each candidate before the election. Questions will be generated from the audience. 

    Candidate listing: 

    Rock Abboud 

    James P. Delaney

    Gabriel Ervin

    John George 

    Karen Gilbert

    Racheal Hrydziuszko

    Jon M. Oen

    Mike White

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Nine weeks, Tuesdays from September 13 through November 15 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon - No Class October 4. Beginners through advanced students.

    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.

  • Women's Conversation Group

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 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!

  • Canasta!

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 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!

  • Socki!

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 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.

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Every Tuesday.

    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. 

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 2:00-4:00pm

     Nine weeks - Wednesdays from September 14 through November 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm - No Class October 5. Beginners through advanced students.

    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.

  • Bring out your Dead, Plagues, Epidemics & Pandemics

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Derek Blount, V.P., Oakland County Genealogical Society

    Mr. Blount will discuss epidemics from the 1300s to present, including the Bubonic Plague, Yellow Fever, the Spanish Flu and Covid-19. He will also discuss where to fi nd data records about the epidemics and records of people that succumbed to them.

  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 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.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, October 4, 2022 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Men's Roundtable Discussion Group

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 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

  • Flow Yoga

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 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. 

    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.

  • Wednesday Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 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.

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 2:15-3:15pm

    Every Wednesday 2:15-3:15 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, October 5, 2022 | 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.

  • Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 10:00-11:00am

    Thursday, Ocotber 6th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


    Join us at Next for our annual Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic where senior dose and regular dose flu shots will be administered by licensed professionals through the Oakland County Health Department. Please bring a photo ID and insurance card with you. We are accepting Medicare Part B, Medicaid, cash or credit card and will be scheduling appointments soon. We will also have a fair with select vendors and a special lecture. 

  • Stability & Balance

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    As part of the Health Expo, Raj Thangamuthu from Empower PT and Fitness will give a presentation on balance and stability. Raj will help you 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.

  • Bees in the D & B is for Beneficial!

    Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Brian Peterson-Roest, Professor & Recipient of the Presidential Award in Mathematics & Science Teaching & Michigan Science Teacher of the Year Brian founded the non-profi t organization Bees in the D, which is devoted to the education and conservation of honeybees and other pollinators. The organization has more than 200 hives at 63 various locations. We will be introduced to a wide variety of native and non-native bees. Brian will specifi cally examine the super organism known as the honeybee colony by exploring their impact on both the food industry and the ecosystem. Finally, we will see how Bees in the D is creating a Bee Highway to help support the health and wellness of our pollinators. 

  • DSO Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, October 7, 2022 | 9:45-1:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 9:45 am, returns about 1:30 pm. Please pre-register, space is limited.

    DSO requires proof of vaccination or negative Covid test to attend concerts in the Max and Orchestra Hall.

    Friday, October 7 - PROHIBITION Travel back to the moody cabarets and speakeasies of old New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and Atlantic City. It was a time infl uenced by prohibition, gangsters, ingénues, and intrigue. Join the DSO and a stellar cast of vocalists for a multimedia musical journey through the era, from Rudy Vallee and Josephine Baker to Kurt Weill and King Oliver.

    Friday, November 18 - SCI-FI SPECTACULAR: Star Wars, Star Trek, & Beyond Travel to new worlds, distant galaxies, and back to the future with music from your favorite sci-fi movies including Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and more. The DSO performs highlights from these iconic film scores under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik.

  • Parkinson's Support Group

    Monday, October 10, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    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 and Steve McMahon, an individual who has Parkinson’s. For more information call 248-433-1011.

    Drop-in, no registration necessary.

  • Preparing your Body for Winter

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 10:00-11:00am

    Raj Thangamuthu, Physical Therapist & Owner - Empower Physical Therapy

    Winter challenges us with changes in weather, routines and chores and also brings with it stiff joints and muscles. In this session you will learn: 5 key everyday stretches to keep your joints fl exible in cold months; tips to avoid winter slips and falls; how to shovel snow the proper way; and strengthening exercises to fi nish strong in 2022. Let’s get stretched and motivated for 2023!

  • Birmingham Stamp Club

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm

    For information contact Ken Rusch at 248-968-3505

  • Photography Club

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 10:00-12:00pm

    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:  info@birminghamphotoclub.org

  • The Revolution: Immersive Gustav Klimt

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 12:00-2:45pm

    Bus leaves Next at 12:00 pm, returns about 2:45 pm 

    Immersive Klimt was created by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimilliano Siccardi, who for 30 years has been pioneering immersive exhibits in Europe. His Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is produced by Lighthouse, Detroit. A rebel, genius and legend, Gustav Klimt explored and expressed colors, shapes and patterns without inhibition or limitation. And now you can step inside his electrifying world and be swept away! From the streets of Imperial Vienna to the natural world of water lilies, vibrant blooms and mermaids, to his acclaimed Golden Phase, lose yourself in the vivid imagery and bold colors of Immersive Klimt!

  • Mysterious Michigan

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Explore Michigan’s ghostly lore, legends, haunted history and strange creatures. Researcher and author Amberrose Hammond returns to Next to take you on a fun journey into the mysterious and supernatural past of the Great Lakes state. An avid local history and cemetery enthusiast, Amberrose has lectured extensively around the state at libraries, conferences and historical cemetery tours — and has shared her love of Michigan’s weird side with thousands. She will surely get us all in the Halloween spirit! Generously sponsored by The Care Team.

  • China: Up Close and Personal

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Jim and Py Wolfe, Educators & Citizen Diplomats Global Ties Detroit

    Join Jim and Py Wolfe, who have taught in China six times, as we travel to Southwest China to see the area where they taught, visit their classrooms, and see the surrounding areas. Also, visit the Wolong Panda Preserve, the Labrang Monastery, and the original Great Wall. We will also visit minorities groups, cross the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts by camel, and visit buried cities in the desert. We will conclude at the Kashgar Bazaar and the Heavenly Mountains.

  • BINGO

    Monday, October 17, 2022 | 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.

  • Presidential Travel by Train

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Former Secret Service agent, Rad Jones returns to Next to discuss the history of Presidential train travel and the planning required during such trips. The presentation will also include some of his personal experiences while in the Secret Service.

  • The Franklin Historical Museum & Cider Mill

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:45-12:30pm

    Bus leaves at 9:45 am, returns about 12:30 pm

    The facility that houses the Franklin Historical Museum is the previous home of Jenny and Stanley Derwich. Mr. and Mrs. Derwich built the home in 1951 — and the house was given to the Franklin Historical Society in 1998. The Museum contains artifacts related to Franklin’s history about schools, businesses, government and people, and showcases exhibits as a way to collect and preserve the history of “The Town That Time Forgot”. We will have a private, 90-minute tour of the museum. While in town, after the museum, we will stop by the Franklin Cider Mill for any “seasonal goodies” you may desire. The harvest air is crisp, leaves are beginning to fall, and this calls for a morning spent in the historic village of Franklin. Please note that some exhibits are in the basement that is not ADA compliant.

  • Birmingham Coin Club

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-8:00pm

    For information contact Robert Beuter at 248-646-9657.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 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.

  • Birmingham's Big Night Out @ The Daxton!

    Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7:30-11:30pm

    Think of bands like Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie or Glen Miller and crooners like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. Then imagine a community event reminiscent of the nightclub scene that was popular starting in the 1930-50s with clubs such as the Copacabana, The Chi Chi Room and The Rainbow Room. When Andrea Bocelli first heard Mark Randisi sing, he believed he was listening to a Frank Sinatra recording. Mark’s devotion to music is apparent and you’ll be swept up in the emotion he brings to each of his quality performances.  

    Join us for this very special evening, a community celebration to benefit Next.  

    Location: The Daxton Hotel - Downtown Birmingham

  • Tea History & Afternoon Tea

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Barbara Gulley, Author & Owner of Barb’s Tea Service

    Join us as Ms. Gulley gives us the history of tea, tea ceremonies, and tea's place in England, including the creation of afternoon tea. She will discuss tea etiquette, tea brewing tips and favorite tea rooms in the U.S. and Europe, with special focus on Michigan's own marvelous tea spots. Tea and a sweet accompaniment will be served. Feel free to bring your own favorite tea cup! Generously sponsored by American House Stone. 

  • Detroit's Historic Suburbs

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am

    HISTORY OF DETROIT Local Historian Robert E. Sullivan, Jr.

    Mr. Sullivan will review the history of Detroit’s suburbs. With over 200 suburbs in Metro Detroit, the focus will be on Hamtramck, the Grosse Pointes, Dearborn, Pontiac, Monroe, Farmington. Troy, West Bloomfield, Franklin Village and Mount Clemens

  • Diwali - The Festival of Lights

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated in India. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Enjoy beautiful music, treats and more!

  • The DIA: Van Gogh in America & El Dia de Muertos Exhibit

    Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:15-2:30pm

    This trip is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

    Bus leaves at 10:15 am, returns about 2:30 pm

    Van Gogh in America celebrates the DIA’s status as the fi rst public museum in the United States to purchase a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, his Self Portrait (1887). On the 100th anniversary of its acquisition, this exclusive exhibition includes 70 authentic Van Gogh works from around the world and tells the fascinating story of America’s introduction to this iconic artist. In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit's Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away. Objects important to lost loved ones are collected and incorporated into elaborate displays. The time allotted for our DIA visit includes a self-guided tour of Van Gogh in America, and the Dia de Muertos exhibits. Tickets have not yet been released (at the time of print) for the Van Gogh exhibit, so the price may fluctuate. If you choose, you may use some of the time for lunch in the café on your own. 

  • Eating the Rainbow

    Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Simply put, eating the rainbow involves eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day. Plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their color. Learn from Henry Ford Health nutritionist Maria Conley the importance of having a colorful plate, and how different-colored foods are linked to higher levels of specific nutrients and health benefits.

    We are excited to welcome Henry Ford West Bloomfield as the 2022 Health Series sponsor! Henry Ford Health is committed to improving the health and wellness of the Michigan community by improving people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing. 

  • Three Titans of the Great American Songbook

    Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Henry Feinberg, Composer, Musician & former Professor

    The Great American Songbook has provided the world with an untold number of standards that have been recorded for over 100 years, and to this day, musicians and listeners still fi nd them irresistible in their melodies and structures. What was the secret ingredient that made these songs so special and what is it that makes these songs uniquely American? We will look for answers as we discuss and listen to songs by Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin. Included will be original recordings by Al Jolson, Ethel Merman, Nat King Cole and more recent recordings by Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt and Rod Stewart!

  • Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead

    Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Join Mary Luevanos as she educates us about Dia de los Muertos or "Day of the Dead" through storytelling and art. Mary will help us create our own calavera (skull), one of the most recognizable and artistic elements of Day of the Dead festivities, while she explains the traditions of this ancient celebration. 

  • Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition 2022

    Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 11:00-1:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Please call the office to be added to the waitlist. 

     

    Bus leaves Next at 11:00 am, returns about 1:00 pm. 

    The Guild of Artists and Artisans is proud to announce the 7th Annual Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition. This show, a juried fair with a boutique feel, will take place indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market where artists will be showing and selling their own work. The event features 65 artists, music, gourmet food trucks, craft beer and adult beverages. Fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.