Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am
Drop-in and take part in low-impact, modified movements, from an instructional DVD that meets individual needs for toning, strengthening and improved physical, mental, emotional and cardiovascular health. Chair and standing exercises using aerobic steps, weights, stretch bands and foam balls offering a variety of fitness options.
Friday, November 22, 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 Jeffrey.Getchell.NEXT.Bowling@gmail.com.
Location: Hartfield Lanes, 3490 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Drop - in any Friday.
Friday, November 22, 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.
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 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, November 22, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm
PINOCHLE...come and join the fun!
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
All skill levels welcome. For additional information, contact Ed Schouten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm
Duplicate Bridge - Facilitator: Irv Feldman. 248-828-5346 Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 23, 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, November 23, 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 ten..do not need to be used consecutively.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00-2:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pmThis class is for those with little or no bridge playing experience.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pmDrop-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.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am
LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!
Series 1: Nov 4,11,18,25
Series 2: Dec 2,9,16
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 ilovemywork.com. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:30-12:30pmCome 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.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11:30-2:30pm
Regulars and newcomers alike enjoy playing this fun and challenging form of bridge.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pm
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.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 1:30-2:30pm
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.
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 4:30-8:00pm
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 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, November 26, 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.
Tuesday, November 26, 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!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 11:30-12:30pm
Series 1: Nov. 5,12,19,26
Series 2: Dec. 3,10,17
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:00-2:30pm
Socki is a family card game for 2-8 players that plays like an open faced gin rummy. If you can count to 12, you can play Socki.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:30-3:00pmDid 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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm
Get inspired on English Gardens Day at the 35th Annual Festival of Trees held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The Festival of Trees is a display
of spectacular holiday trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and other items, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Consider this trip the official start to the holiday,
and take in the genuine cheer that comes from doing good!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 1:00-2:05pmTuesdays & 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, November 26, 2019 | 2:30-5:30pmBring a partner and play bridge with old friends and new.
Tuesday, November 26, 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.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 9:00-11:00amMen 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, November 27, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am
Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome. Part 1: Nov 6,13,20,27 Part 2: January 8,15,22,29. 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.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am
Wednesday, November 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Call Next to make an appointment.
Drs. Robert Adas, DPM, and Larry Wexler, DPM, provide basic foot care. Most services are covered by insurance. Pay podiatrists directly. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:00-2:00pmNovice 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, November 27, 2019 | 12:00-3:00pmBridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.
Wednesday, November 27, 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 email@example.com for information.
Location: Birmingham Racquet Club, 2100 E. Lincoln Rd. Birmingham 48009
Contact: David Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 3:00-4:30pmWednesdays 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.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm
Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is provided.
New!! Encore screening with subtitles on the following Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm.
Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 9:30-12:30pmThis group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Series 1: Nov. 7,14,21
Series 2: Dec. 5,12,19
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
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 5:00-7:00pmThe 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.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 9:30-2:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 2:15 pm
Engage, educate, honor, and be empowered by remembering the Holocaust. We will take a memorable, captivating 90-minute docent-led tour of The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman
Family Campus. The center is a humbling experience taking you through Jewish practice, the rise of the Nazi party and into the concentration camps — ending with the Hall of the Righteous.
At the end of the tour, one of the most moving aspects of our visit involves interaction with a cherished survivor — bringing to life so much of what is displayed in our museum experience.
A delicious snack will be provided on bus ride back.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10:30-11:30am
Established in 1923, this talented 12-member handbell choir joins us for a morning of beautiful and inspirational music! You will hear five octaves of handbells! Tuesday Musicale is a non-profit and one of the oldest continuing cultural organizations in the area supporting the community through various efforts, including delightful shows like this one. Generously sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pm
Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm
Local author Paul Vachon joins us to share his latest book about Detroit History. Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline takes us back three centuries — a time when Detroit was simply an outpost for
the French to take advantage of the fur trade while keeping the British at bay. Mr. Vachon will point out the key events and noteworthy turning points in Detroit’s long journey — some of which
are little known! Generously sponsored by the Neptune Society.
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.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:00-4:00am
Have fun creating your own holiday gift tags using decorative washi tape. Next staff member Bev Singer will be leading this easy to do creative project for gifting. All supplies included.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:30-1:30pm
Tea is best when experienced with friends! Please join us to celebrate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party for this very special event featuring a variety of delicious teas, served in lovely
teacups, accompanied by delectable sweets. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the holiday season. Also, enjoy an interesting documentary about Tea, presented by
the History Channel and Modern Marvel! Generously sponsored by Arden Courts of Bingham Farms.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm
Ron Campbell, Preservation Architect, Oakland County
Based on a program started by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to spotlight the historic sites that played a role in peoples’ lives, Oakland County’s Planning Department has been
inspired to spotlight our own special places. From the nationally significant to the personally priceless, these are places and structures in Oakland County that makes us unique and holds
special meaning. Become an armchair traveler to places in Oakland you might never knew existed — and hear the stories rarely told. A perfect way to prep your knowledge of local
history as Oakland’s Bicentennial nears.
Monday, December 9, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm
This offering is currently at capacity. Your name will be added to the wait list when registering for this trip.
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.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm
This offering is currrently at capacity. Registering for this event will add you to 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!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 5:30-10:00pm
The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has again invited members of NEXT to join them at their annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver in Troy on Tuesday, December 10.
The party begins at 5:30 pm and lasts until 10:15 pm. A cash bar is available all evening. Dinner is at 7:00 pm and includes family style entrees. Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available upon request.
The evening music features Dave Tatrow & The Waifs (a four-piece stringed instrument group with a vocalist) to entertain us. Free valet parking is provided.
For additional information, call Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.
Location: San Marino Club- 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am
Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 11:30 am
The BBAC Holiday Shop is a juried show that has been an annual tradition for nearly four decades. Amazing one-of-a-kind artistic creations from 100+ artists fill more than 3,000-square feet of gallery space. Shop exquisite jewelry, table ceramics, scarves, soaps and candles, ceramic art for everyday use or display, beautiful wood items, charming toys, prints, paintings and tiles, Judaica, and hand-made ornaments sure to become family heirlooms! We’ll be back in time for the Next Holidays Tradition Potluck!
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 12:30-2:30pm
Registration required by Monday, December 2
Please join us for a potluck meal to celebrate the season! Prepare a dish to share with your fellow Next members. International and holiday favorites are encouraged, but not necessary. To participate, bring a homemade dish for 8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert). Entertainment by Greenfield Elementary School Honors Choir, directed by Mr. Jay Smith. Kindly sponsored by Baldwin House.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm
Presented by Collin D. Dickey, Attorney with Rutkowski Law Firm, join us to learn about the developments in technology that have opened numerous doors for unsavory individuals looking
to scam or harm America’s seniors. The number of financial scams targeting the 50+ community has sharply increased over the last several years. From telemarketing swindles to funeral
fraud, learn how to protect yourself and your family from being taken advantage of. Hear what to keep an eye out for and how to guard against these scams in the future.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm
Dorothy A. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Oakland University
Our closest relatives in the animal world belong to the order Primates. This order of mammals includes monkeys, apes and people, as well as the prosimians. The presentation will provide
an overview of the order Primates, with more detail about selected primates’ behavior and ecology. The study of primates provides a window into some of our human behaviors. You may
begin to see yourself in the ring-tailed lemurs, macaques, gorillas and chimpanzees when you visit the zoo!
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, December 17 - Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 3:00 pm. Please pre-register
The Holidays shine a little brighter at the Great Estate. Join us as we celebrate Meadow Brook’s 48th annual Holiday Walk. Take a self-guided tour through grand manor trimmed in opulent holiday décor. This National Historic Landmark is aglow with over 50 dazzling trees on display including a 10-foot Poinsettia tree displayed on the sun porch! After the tour, follow the wintry path to Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.
Tuesday, December 17, 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 NextPhotoClub@gmail.com
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm
You may remember her as the remarkable Mary Todd Lincoln. This time, Pam Dawson returns to Next with her dynamic Christmas program featuring many delightful stories about this special holiday. The stories she will share are not ordinary, but are meant to celebrate, entertain, and awaken the soul and imagination and brighten the holiday season! Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 12:00-1:00pm
A regular at Detroit’s Cliff Bells, Sheila Landis has a voice that exudes vitality and excitement. One of the area’s finest vocalists, Landis has been chosen as “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” seven times! Spirited accompaniment is provided by 7-string guitarist, Rick Matle. You are invited to sing along with one of Detroit’s most talented vocalist! Kindly sponsored by Pomeroy Living.
Wednesday, December 18, 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!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 7:00-9:00pmCoin Club
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 1:00-2:00pm
Lisa Lewis, Registered Dietician with St. Joe’s Mercy Hospital, will discuss the many nutritional concerns we have as we age. It’s hard to know what we should eat to meet our needs when we
have specifi c health issues. Ideal weight, protein, sodium intake, changing taste buds and many other topics will be addressed. Lisa will offer recommendations to create a healthy nutritional plan for your lifestyle and health needs. Maintaining a healthy nutritional plan for you is a great way to stay healthy!
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 6:00-7:00pm
Four Former Masters of Lodge #44:Join Carl Censoni, Bob Hall, Dave Husk and Jack Palmer, former Birmingham Lodge #44 Mason Masters, as they share their expertise and insights about the Masons and Freemasonry. Learn the history of this fraternal organization tracing back to the 14th century. These members will discuss the doctrine and what Masonry, as a charitable organization, does for individuals and for the community.
Friday, December 20, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am
Friday, December 20 - Home for the Holidays
This offerings is at capacity. Registering for this will add you to the wait list.
Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends — and thrill to the spectacle of the season. Stuart Chafetz leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!
Friday, January 17 - The Vinyl Years:
A Classic Rock Songbook. Classic rock’s biggest hits come alive in this symphonic tribute to the songs of The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt and more.
Friday, February 28 - From Broadway to Hollywood
Musicals — such as West Side Story, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more — all became hits both on Broadway and in Hollywood. Enjoy a program of music that has thrilled audiences of the stage and screen, including beloved songs like “My Favorite Things,” “I Dreamed Dream,” and “All That Jazz.”
Friday, December 20, 2019 | 1:00-4:00pmDrop -in! Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am
(Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: Jan 7- March 10
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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:30pm
Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 12:45 pm
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials — and a vision of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American
history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity! It is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum, Coleman
A. Young, and Sheffield Collections (a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit). This tour includes a one hour docent-led, mind-opening, life-changing exploration and
celebration of African American history and culture. View The Ford Freedom Rotunda and the Ring of Genealogy. Afterward, take an hour on your own, to experience the museum’s 22,000
square foot, interactive core exhibit And Still We Rise, the largest single exhibition on African American history in existence.Photography is prohibited.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm
10 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm Jan 8 - March 11
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.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm
10-week class: Thursdays, Jan 9 - March 12
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.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 11:30-2:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm
You are invited to relax in the ambience of Afternoon Tea at The Purple Door Tea Room in Ferndale. Elegant and charming surroundings, lovely china, fi ne linens and silver, the fragrance
of fresh fl owers and the pleasure of soft music — all selected to make your experience a momentary retreat from the ordinary. We extend a warm invitation to enjoy gracious service
and a fine selection of finger sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts prepared especially for you. Consider this a treat to yourself in the New Year! There’s beauty, as you’ll see — all
because you briefly stopped to sip a cup of tea.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1:00-5:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 1:00 pm, returns about 5:15 pm
One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and funny stage directions — ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’ — appears in Act III of The Winter’s Tale, a romance, comedy and fairy tale that has
entertained audiences for 400 years. The story begins in Sicilia where the king accuses his wife of having an affair with his childhood friend. As his unfounded jealousy consumes him, he
puts his wife on trial and abandons their newborn girl, Perdita, in the wild. But as with all fairy tales, the child survives and, now living in Bohemia, she blossoms into a free-spirited young
woman. It’s there that she meets and falls in love with a young man who may just be the son to her father’s former friend. In a magical twist that must be seen to be believed, she might
just fi nd the homecoming she’d never expected.