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  • Cafe Next!

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:01-11:59pm

    Grab a light lunch with friends or a bite before a class. Choose from fresh salads, wrap sandwiches or salad scoops such as chicken salad, egg salad or tuna prepared by Stacked Deli in downtown Birmingham! Open anytime Next is!

  • New - Morning Yoga at Next!

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    NEW: MORNING SHINE YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
    Cost 10 drop-in classes: $80 members / $90 guests

    One punch card can be used in either class.


    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes. Caryn first discovered yoga as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety during her college
    years. She continues to enjoy yoga and its myriad of benefits today — and she looks forward to sharing what she has learned with you! 

    Monday Yoga Strong
    Bring your light weights or water bottles for optional resistance add-ons as we strengthen in our yoga postures. Beginning with a yoga warm up and ending with a yoga cool down, we will add in strengthening moves to basic yoga postures. Suitable for all who are open to variety and challenges. Weights are optional — bring your own or borrow ours. All weights are sanitized. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle for hydration and optional towel. Wednesday Flow A slow yet strong fl ow 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 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.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Men of Next, gather together to discuss the week’s events,weekend plans, sports — or whatever’s on your mind! No agenda, no mandatory attendance, or pre-planned topics. This is just an opportunity for the men of Next to gather and enjoy each other’s company. We will provide the breakfast and coffee, you provide the conversation. - Note change to Wednesday Mornings

  • Limber Up at Next

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    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.

  • Quilting

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 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.
  • Forgotten Harvest

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

    For 30 years, Forgotten Harvest has fought two problems: hunger and food waste. Hank Wolf-Rodriguez, Community Engagement Coordinator, will share all that Forgotten Harvest, along with numerous partner agencies, does for the local community. Learn what you can do to be a part of this local organization.

  • Chair Yoga: Mondays/Wednesdays at home via Zoom

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Chair Yoga: Mondays/Wednesdays at home via Zoom

    Instructor: Karen Lutz E-YRT Chair yoga offers improved flexibility, strength and balance, regardless of physical limitations or age. Incorporate breathing with gentle stretching and adaptive yoga movements while seated. Relax and ease tension through this gentle yoga practice.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 1:30-3:30pm

    Meets September – May on Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 

    This league is looking for both men and women to join. All ability levels are welcome. Enjoy indoor play at the Birmingham Racquet Club.

    All are welcome to join as regular league players or subs. 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

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    8 week class: 2:00 - pm 4:00 pm  Ocotber 21- December 9 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Procedure: Each week of class a new assignment, with directions and examples, will be emailed to each student. The student will then work on the painting in their own space. They will contact Karen via email with any questions — or to show her the work in progress by photographing it and photo of the fi nished work for her comments or suggestions. The following week, a new PowerPoint lesson will be sent to the students, following the outlined procedure as above. This continues through the 8 weeks.

  • Mindfulness & Meditation at Home via Zoom

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 2:30-3:30pm

    Wednesdays 3:00 -4:00 pm at home via Zoom. 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.

  • Pickleball

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 4:30-7:00pm

    New Safety Protocols for Pickleball when we are able to resume indoor play:  Masks muct be worn at all times, even when playing until further notice.You must bring your own racquet, no loaners will be available.  After you are finished playing, please return your ball to the bucket with disinfectant. When waiting for your turn, please observe 6-feet social distancing. 

    Membership required

    Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

    Please Note- there will be no Skills and Drills at this time. .

    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.

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm

    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.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Zumba Gold - New at Next!

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    Shake it at your own pace! This is the dance party for the young at heart. Join certifi ed Zumba Gold® instructor, LaLa Breton, for a low impact, fun session of great moves and great music.

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

  • Slow Flow Yoga - at Next and via Zoom

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    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

  • New at Next - Chair Yoga & Meditation

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm with Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga.

    Utilizing a chair to sit and to stand beside for support, we will gently stretch and breathe our way into our body. Through this gentle practice, we will release tension and tightness,
    increase fl exibility, strength, body awareness, range of motion and balance, while promoting a feeling of relaxation and calm.

  • Afternoon Pickleball

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm

  • Mat Yoga at Home via Zoom

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm

    at Home via Zoom 

    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.

  • Learn What Threatens Your Water

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    At Next and via Zoom 

    Jim Nash - Oakland Co. Water Resources Commissioner

    This presentation will explore per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, sometimes known as “the forever chemical” along with other well-known contaminants, like lead, copper and the infamous “green ooze” found on the sides of Interstate 696 last year.

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is generously presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Brook Realtors 

  • State Representative Mari Manoogian

    Friday, December 4, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am

    Join us for a conversation with State Representative Mari Manoogian. We will learn about what is happening in Lansing, and you will have the opportunity to let her know which issues are important to you. Community members welcome. 

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, December 4, 2020 | 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.
  • Knitting

    Monday, December 7, 2020 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Drop-in to enjoy lively discussions and laughs with this group. Work on your own project or use Next supplies to create items for donation to various charitable organizations in the area.
  • Line Dancing - Join the Fun, at Next!

    Monday, December 7, 2020 | 10:15-12:00pm

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!


    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.

  • Inside the USS Arizona Documentary

    Monday, December 7, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Pearl Harbor Remeberance Day 

    The USS Arizona has been resting on Pearl Harbor's ocean floor for the past 79 years. For the fi rst time since it was destroyed in 1941, scientists have the technology to take an in-depth look inside the ship. Once considered the pride of its fleet, the Arizona has taken on drastic changes in the shallow waters of the Pearl. This comprehensive search of the USS Arizona sheds light on one of the darkest days in American history. The discoveries made inside the ship are a stark reminder of all those who paid the ultimate price for their country. The film retells personal stories of survivors who lived through Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. It also brings a survivor who was aboard the Arizona back to see the ship for what might be one last time.

  • Agebusters Workout at Next

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga

    Participants enjoy a high energy class that incorporates cardio, muscle strengthening, balance and stretching.

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 9:30-10:30am

    (Beginners through Advanced) 10-week class: October 20 - December 8 

    Join noted artist and instructor Karen Halpern - Procedure: Lessons will be emailed to students each week in a PowerPoint Format. Students work on the lesson in their own space, contacting Karen via emails with questions or to discuss their paintings with her. They will then email her a photo as they progress, and of their completed lesson. In that way they will be able to stay in touch. The next subject, and information to guide the work, will follow on the third week of class, and then again on the fifth class date and the seventh class. Karen will welcome questions emailed to her — and receiving photos of the paintings as they progress for guidance and helpful suggestions. This will be followed up by students sending the finished paintings thus concluding the class.

  • Pinecone Pom Pom Ornaments

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Who doesn’t love homemade Christmas decorations? They’re so full of personal meaning, and a great way to spend some fun time crafting with friends. Pinecone Pom Pom holiday
    ornaments are an elegant way to add a rustic look to your holiday decorations. We will brighten things up with colored poms and also create an “icy” version using only white! You
    could even add them grouped together, in a bowl for a festive centerpiece or as an “accessory” on a beautifully wrapped gift.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 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!

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 12:30-3:00pm

    Did you know Next has chess boards available in the office? You can borrow one for use in the center anytime — but on Tuesday we will be setting up the boards for drop in play in the lobby. Come and enjoy the centuries old game of kings. All boards and pieces are thoroughly sanitized after each use or for a safer option, bring your own set. 

  • The Erie Canal

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

    At Next- This offering is currently at capcity, please register to be added to the wait list. 

    Join Gary Rembisz, Historian as he shares his wealth of knowledge about this mammoth project connecting New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. There
    was much opposition and the project was ridiculed, nicknamed “Clinton’s folly” after then New York Governor Clinton. Clinton received $7 million for construction in 1817
    opening the door to the construction and ultimate success of the Erie Canal. Generously sponosred by TriFound. 

  • Building Walls: Immigration Restrictions in American History

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    At Next and via Zoom

    Professor Bruce Zellers, B.A., M.A. - Oakland University

    There are many paradoxical things about the United States, but chief among those is our attitude toward immigration. On one hand, we are a nation settled by immigrant exiles from Europe; on the other hand each new wave of immigrants provokes anxiety and fear. Politicians are quick to stir things up: Ben Franklin began his political career attaching Germans and the Federalists passed the Alien Acts to hinder French immigration. And so it goes. Thus, efforts by politicians today to build walls are part of a long tradition. The question is: why does this tradition exist?

    The Thursday Eveing Speaker Series is presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors

  • Photography Club

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    Photography Club Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - via Zoom

    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

  • Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Jars

    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 11:00-12:00pm

    What better way to spread hot chocolate cheer than with homemade hot chocolate mix in a jar? This mix comes together quickly and easily and makes a delicious and comforting
    cup of hot cocoa. Hot chocolate mix in a jar makes the perfect holiday gift for friends, neighbors, and don’t forget the mail person! We will assemble 3 mini jars in class.

  • Holiday Musical Revue with

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

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

     

    Chris Ayotte, entertainer, celebrity impresonator and radio talk show host returns to Next to perform holiday songs to get you into a festive mood! Chris has entertained at a variety of
    venues across the country with his fun-loving style of comedy and distinct voice. He is especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to recreate many celebrities. Those who have heard Chris call him “one of the best!”. Generously sponsored by Samaritas Senior Living of Bloomfield Hills.
     

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pm

    Coin Club
  • Why am I so hungry?

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Undertanding what your body is telling you - viz Zoom.

    There are many reasons why we can feel hungry. In this lecture Gail Posner, a registered dietician, will discuss these and offer suggestions for you to help control your hunger. Topics will include, hydration, timing of meals, balanced meals (protein, fat, complex carbohydrate, and fi ber), sugar, simple carbohydrate, sleep. Also, learn to recognize and HALT (hunger, angry, lonely, tired) triggers that feel like hunger. Generously sponsored by The Bank of Ann Arbor. 

  • Ordinary People by Extra- Ordinary Artists

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm

    DEGAS, RENOIR & FRIENDS via Zoom only 
    Docent - Detroit Institute of Arts

    Some of the most important French artists of the 19th century resisted the elitist aesthetic of the academic art tradition by emphasizing the people around them and the human experience as subject matter during a transitioning moment in the modernist era. These are all works on paper by Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and other well-known painters.

    The Thursday Evening Speaker Series is Generously Presented by Stuart Jeffares - Max Broock Realtors, Thank you! 

  • BINGO

    Friday, December 18, 2020 | 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.
  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Costume Jewelry Sale!

    Monday, March 29, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Time to clean out your jewelry box! Donate your costume jewelry to the Next office — and it will be part of the 2nd Annual Next Costume Jewelry Sale! We welcome all types
    of jewelry: rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and brooches! All proceeds will benefi t Next! Remember — one person’s donation is another person’s treasure!