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  • Friday Fitness

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

    at Next with Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga,

    Friday Fitness 
    Fridays from 9:00 to 10: 00 am
    Let’s move around the Seaholm track together and utilize the fence and benches and other props for stretches and strength work. Park and check-in at Next.

  • Tai Chi for Your Health!

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am

    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 at Next

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 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.

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 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 17, 2021 | 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.
  • Afternoon Pickleball

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 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

  • Pinochle- Drop in

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Monday through Friday 1:00- 3:00 in the lobby. No experience necessary.  Anyone who is interested in playing or learning how to play is welcome.  Drop-in and have fun!

  • Mah Jongg

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 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.


    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 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.
  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Friday, September 17, 2021 | 1:30-3:30pm

    Resumes September 15th - 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. Always looking for new players!

    Contact David Young at for information.

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

    Contact: David Young

  • Knitting Open Studio

    Monday, September 20, 2021 | 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, September 20, 2021 | 10:15-12:00pm


    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, September 20, 2021 | 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, September 20, 2021 | 11:30-2:00pm

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

  • Drawing Workshop

    Monday, September 20, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Join artist/instructor Kay Sulfaro in this introduction to drawing workshop. Drawing is a skill that is easier to learn than you might think. In this workshop you will practice skill-building exercises
    from Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, and discover drawing capabilities you didn’t know you possess! These exercises will help you steadily build skill and gain confi dence in your ability to draw, and you’ll have fun along the way. Ask for supply list at Next.

  • Trivia Time at Next!

    Monday, September 20, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

    Enjoy an evening trivia in a lively, interactive quizlike atmosphere with a professional and entertaining trivia host! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with
    a chance to win bragging rights!

  • Mixed Media - Collage Assemblage

    Monday, September 20, 2021 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Mondays, September 20 through November 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Next welcomes mixed-media artist and instructor Marat Paransky — whose studio practice includes sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and other media. Marat’s artwork falls into one
    of several themed projects including research-based work on social issues, text pieces about the artworld and more spontaneous assemblies of found materials. Which is the most playful
    and absurd of the visual arts, you ask? It is, of course, collage and assemblage! This class will cover the techniques and thinking behind 2D collage, 3D assemblage and everything in between. There will be technical instruction through demos, discussion of examples in books and slideshows and studio time to work on projects. Students will need to scavenge for their own raw materials and purchase some basic supplies. All skill levels welcome and a supply list is available in the Next office

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 9:30-12:00pm

    Artist and instructor, Karen Halpern guides beginner through advanced students as they paint varied subjects in several styles. There will be assignments, examples of noted artists’ work, instruction about color theory, painting techniques, and design information, as it pertains to the lessons. Individual attention, positive feedback, and personal encouragement, will help you develop your work. You will learn fundamentals of developing art based on the history of art ideas. The supply list is available in the Next offi ce and all supplies should be brought to the first class.

  • Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 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!

  • Socki!

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 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.

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 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. 

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 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.

  • Tuesday Evening Partners Bridge

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 2:00-5:00pm

    Bring a partner and play bridge with old friends and new.

  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm

    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.

    Thursdays at Next 

  • Birmingham City Commission Candidate Forum

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm

    All politics are local! This November, Birmingham residents will be asked to elect three commissioners to the city council. Please join us, along with the seven candidates vying for the three open seats, for an informative evening. Come with your questions and learn firsthand about each candidate and their vision for Birmingham’s future. Community Welcome!

  • New - Morning Yoga at Next!

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

    NEW: MORNING FLOW YOGA with Caryn Ciagne
    Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am
    Caryn Ciagne, Concierge Wellness Coach and owner of CC Yoga will lead these new classes. C

    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.

  • St. John Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 9:15-2:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 248.203-5270


    Bus leaves at 9:15 am, retyrns about 2:00 pm 

    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, the largest Amenian museum in North America. Models will be showcasing
    authentic costumes from the 13th to 19th century, as part of their “Heritage Collection." Relics from this museum were recently shared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
    After the tour, savor a traditional Armenian buffet luncheon. Baked goods will also be available for sale. This trip proves to be a favorite, so if you haven’t done it, here’s your opportunity. 

  • Men's Breakfast

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 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

  • Quilting Open Studio

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 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.

  • The Movies that Made Us

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

    In the 1980s and 90s, these blockbusters brought us together and gave us the time of our lives. Meet the actors, directors and industry insiders who made them happen. Each episode of
    this docuseries, focuses on a specifi c movie, telling the tale of how it was made from beginning to end. Each episode begins by discussing the origins of the featured fi lm and then moves on to the actual production of the flick, including challenges and detours along the way. After learning how the movie was made from beginning to the end, the episode will end with a discussion of the impact the movie had when it was released.

    September 1 - "Dirty Dancing" (1987)
    September 8 - "Home Alone" (1990)
    September 15 - "Ghostbusters" (1984)

    September 22 - "Die Hard" (1988)
    September 29 - "Back to the Future" (1985)
    October 6 - "Pretty Woman" (1990)

    October 13 - "Jurassic Park" (1993)
    October 20 - "Forest Gump" (1994)

  • Wednesday Bridge

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Bridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.

  • Wednesday Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 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.

  • American Mah Jongg Lessons

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Please call the office to be added to the waitlist. (248) 203-5270


    Wednesdays, September 22, 29 and October 6, 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    Join the excitement of learning the game of Mah Jongg with Rackeline Hoff, an experienced teacher who enjoys teaching the game. Mah Jongg is a table game that originated in China and is played with a colorful set tiles. You will find Mah Jongg to be a challenging game of both chance and strategy and it's sure to be one you will enjoy learning. Participants will need to bring with them a 2021 National Mah Jongg card or you can purchase one from the instructor for $9 on the fi rst day of class.

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

    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.

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm

    Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 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, September 22, 2021 | 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.

  • Next Bowling League

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:30-11:30am

    Thursdays at 9:30 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: Hartfield Lanes, 3490 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Drop - in any Friday.

     Fee - $10.00

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Tuesdays at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 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.

  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00-3:30pm

    Students will choose a piece of art to work on and use materials they are experienced with such as acrylics, oils, watercolors or collage. Instructor Karen Halpern will foster critical thinking and
    make suggestions to guide students as they advance with the individualized project. Karen’s goal is to broaden students’ viewpoints and develop skills and knowledge. Students should bring
    your own subject, reference material, supplies and a lightweight portable easel, if you work upright. Returning students, plan to start a fresh piece of work this semester. Class size limited to 12 students.

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm

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

  • Beyond the Paw Print

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    So often people are left to grieve the loss of a beloved animal companion in silence and isolation. Dr. Micky Golden Moore created the pet loss support group, Beyond the Paw Print. She will share her story and how it inspired her to form this unique group and write Tails from Beyond the Paw Print, that will be available for purchase. She will also provide insights to help you cope with the grief that accompanies such a loss.

  • Chess Club

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 4:00-6:00pm

    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.

  • Next Annual Oktoberfest!

    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

    NEXT ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST AT BEVERLY PARK Thursday, September 23 at 5:00 pm. Please join us for an event to bring us together again to celebrate!This festive Barvarian event will feature live music from the ever popular Peabody's band, the AnTekes, and a tasty menu of brats, sauerkraut, potato salad, streusel,beer and other beverages. 

    Location: Beverly Park

  • Health Expo & Flu Shot Clinic

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

    Tuesday, September 28 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.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, Getting Healthy - Staying Healthy, at 12:00 pm with Aaron Wallace, CEO of Balance Your Fitness!

     Fee - $0.00

  • Getting Healthy & Staying Healthy

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    We live in a germ filled world. Our bodies are designed to heal themselves, when we give them the tools they need. Learn how to boost your immune system to better enable
    your body to naturally protect you from illness. This class will arm you with the knowledge you need to treat and prevent setbacks in your health. Presented by Aaron Wallace,
    CEO of Balance Your Fitness.

  • Beyond Van Gogh

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 10:00-1:00pm

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


    Bus leaves at 10:00 am, returns about 1:00 pm 

    Experience an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for our unique times by world renowned audiovisual designers. Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, we move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, colour, and shapes that swirl, dance and refocus into flowers, cafes and landscapes. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating our heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, we may come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work. Beyond Van Gogh is an amazing walk-through exhibition that allows for 6-ft distance between all attendees. This is a completely new way of encountering art!

  • Social Justice

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Please note the date change from the published newsletter:  This presentation is now sceduled for Septemner 30th. 

    Autumn Campbell & Dawn Espy, Justice Leaders Collaborative Justice Leaders Collaborative believes it is our human responsibility to work toward social justice — the dismantling of systems of privilege and oppression — in all areas of our life. The peacock feather in the Justice Leaders Collaborative logo represents the “awakening” of a social justice consciousness,
    which is the first step of transformation in the creation of a more just society. Their goal is to do their part to contribute to a world free of injustice and committed to collective
    liberation. In this presentation, we will be introduced to the concepts of Microaggression and Implicit Bias, behaviors that are often automatic or unintentional and can occur on a daily basis.

  • Jeffery Cavataio Performs at Next!

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Jeffrey Cavataio is a classy, modern day crooner with an upbeat pop twist. Captivating his audiences with heartfelt original songs and soulful renditions of many of our favorites. He has been compared to Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Neil Diamond and Dean Martin, singers known for their expressive voices. We’re hosting Jeff as he prepares for his United States national tour and
    the launch of his second album, The Best of Stage and Screen. Please join us for a special evening with Jeffrey Cavataio — a truly platinum performer!

  • Stamp Club

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

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

  • Tour Greenwood Cemetery: The Old Pioneers of Birmingham

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 12:45-2:30pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Please call the office to be added to the wait list (248) 203- 5270. 


    Bus leaves Next at 12:45 pm, returns about 2:15 pm

    Tour guide and Next member Linda Buchanan will lead an hour long tour of Historic Greenwood (1825) Cemetery and discuss Birmingham’s earliest residents such as the Utter Family, John West Hunter, Martha Baldwin and many more! This will be held outdoors, please dress accordingly, and wear your walking shoes! Rain day will be Thursday, October 7.

  • My Mother's Voice

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Judy Sima shares the compelling story of her mother, Elsa Mosbach, when she encountered the Gestapo on Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass in Nazi Germany. She will share her
    mother’s harrowing escape and adjustment to America. Then, Judy will describe the research she did to chronicle her mother’s journey. Using “Conversation Starters” participants are free to
    reminisce and share stories about their parents. Participants are encouraged to take the “Conversation Starters” home to continue these conversations. After the presentation, everyone will leave with a warm feeling after hearing these stories and bringing their own special memories back to life!

  • The Origins of Football

    Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Jim Craft, B.A., M.A., Historian

    Let’s go watch a game of football! Yes, but which one — gridiron, soccer, rugby union, rugby league, Gaelic, Australian Rules, Canadian? We all know there are several types of football. What is less well known is that the games of football came from “folk football” that developed in the British “public schools” in mid-19th century — and that those “public school” games had themselves sprung from games that existed for a thousand years in Britain. Jim will discuss how the games evolved from “folk football,” a pastime almost devoid of rules that could have more
    than 100 participants and played on fields with goals several miles apart. And he will share the fascinating tale of how different approaches to improving the game lead to the modern games of soccer, rugby and American football by the first decade of the 20th Century.

  • Put Your Best Brain Forward

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    PUT YOUR BEST BRAIN FORWARD: How To Keep Our Brains Healthy As We Age

    Just like we make time to go to the gym to strengthen our muscles and keep our bodies as healthy and strong as possible, we also need to give our brains regular exercise to fight
    normal cognitive changes that come with aging in order to optimize our cognitive abilities. Join Lynn Breuer, LMSW, and Joely Lyons, LLMSW for a fun, informative and interactive presentation on the aging brain’s health and wellness, including a discussion of lifestyle factors that impact brain health as well as an update on the most recent non-pharmacological interventions. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about and try evidence informed cognitive training exercises. And best of all — no workout clothes required!!

  • Haley Stevens @ Next!

    Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Representative Stevens comes to share updates and highlights from her fi rst term in Congress. She has been passionate about serving Michigan families with a reputation of getting problems solved when no one else could. Representative Stevens will share her goal of strengthening the regional economy and her passion as co-founder of the first-ever Congressional Women in STEM Caucus — and as Chairwoman of the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee. She will also discuss other important issues she is working on including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, the Child Care Stabilization Fund, plastics recycling and efficient mobility options for Michiganders.

  • Matisse, Butterflies & Scissors: A Workshop

    Monday, October 18, 2021 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Mondays, October 18 through November 8 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Join artist and instructor, Kay Sulfaro as we meet and explore Henri Matisse and his works. Matisse was an amazing artist who mastered drawing, painting, sculpture, and the paper cut-outs
    that most everyone has seen. We will discuss his artistry and examine his fascinating paper cutouts that display such talent with color and design. Then, we’ll take our scissors to play with
    colors, designs, and patterns. With Matisse as our guide, we’ll focus on butterfl ies as our inspiration to create with balance, rhythm, emphasis, contrast and movement. Supply list is available
    in the Next office.

  • Taco Tuesday!

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Let’s get together and get our taco on! Join us to relax and enjoy a fall afternoon with your Next friends. Tacos, tortilla chips, salsa and a beverage — a delicious lunch for a
    fun afternoon at Next!

  • City of Champions

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

    A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit

    City of Champions explores the stories of the city's most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams. Soccernomics authors, Stefan Szymanski and Sile-Maria Weineck show how the fate
    of Detroit teams is echoed by the rise and fall of the car industry, political upheavals related to the Depression, WWII, the 1967 Uprising — and more recent bankruptcy and renewal. City of
    Champions demonstrates that sports mirror society and help defi ne a city’s sense of self. Please join us for this exciting program on Detroit through the lens of the city’s major sporting

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 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.

  • Franklin Cider Mill

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 11:00-12:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:00 am, returns about 12:30 pm

    It’s that time of year once again. The season that we all know and love so well as Michiganders. The harvest air is crisp, apples are abundant, and nothing sounds better than fresh cider and warm donuts! This calls for a trip to Franklin Cider Mill. While we are there you can pick up traditional baked goods, nuts, preserves, jams and jellies, the highly sought after Stakish honey — and possibly even a caramel apple. “Keep the Doctor away” with a 1/2 peck or a bushel of Michigan Honey Crisp, Crimson Crisp, Cortland,Empire and Mackintosh. Leaves are falling, autumn is calling!

  • Dana Nessel, B.A, J.D.

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Please note the date change from the published newsletter:  Dana Nessel will now present on October 21st at 6:00 pm 


    Dana Nessel has championed justice both before and after becoming Attorney General. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, she served in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Afterward, in private practice, she represented a lesbian couple in a groundbreaking adoption case that eventually led the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage throughout the
    country. As attorney general, Nessel formed a Hate Crimes Unit and an Elder Abuse Task Force. She has worked to protect consumers and sued manufacturers of PFAS pollutants. 

  • Detoxing Your Body and Your Home

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Aaron Wallace, CEO of Balance Your Fitness, returns to Next to share his expertise about how to live life at your highest potential. This talk centers around what you can do to clear your body
    and home of the toxins that prevent healthy living and recovery. You may be surprised how simple it is to achieve this goal!

  • American Country Music

    Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Henry Feinberg, Composer, Musician & Instructor - Oakland Community College

    Along with Jazz and Blues, Country Music has existed from the beginnings of recorded music. Unlike the first two, scholars, critics and the cultural elites haven’t fully embraced
    it. In this exciting lecture you will discover country’s folk background through vintage recordings. Via these recordings and classic photos, you will travel from the British Isles to the American South where musicians like The Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams created the form and style that influenced later country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. You will also be listening to country-influenced rock musicians such as The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Come hear why Country Music is one of the most listened styles of music in the US.