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  • GMR

    May 1-31, 2022


    We are excited to be working with Michigan Humanities and their literary selection of Mary Doria Russell’s The Women of the Copper Country. We will host a variety of programs to learn more about this important time in Michigan’s history.

    GET YOUR COMLIMENTARY COPY OF THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY! May 2 through May 13 Please stop in the offi ce for your complimentary copy The Women of the Copper Country to learn about the story of Annie Clements, the courageous 25-year-old Calumet woman who led a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. We also have a limited number of audio and e-book versions available. Please contact the Next office of you would like an audio or e-book copy.

  • Panel Exhibit: Tumult & Tragedy: Michigan's 1913-14 Copper Strike

    May 2-25, 2022

    Explore one of the greatest upheavals in Michigan history and an important part of The Women of the Copper Country story. Visit the touring panel exhibit installed throughout Next, on loan from the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections. 

  • Walk the Gym - Self Guided Fitness

    Tuesday, May 17, 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!

  • Painting with Acrylics and Oils

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 9:30-10:30am

    Tuesdays, March 29 - May 31st. 

    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, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 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. 

  • Oakland County Mentors Plus Program

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Julie Stitt, Volunteer Coordinator 

    The Mentors Plus program provides an opportunity for a caring adult volunteer to interact with a youngster as a friend and role model. By contributing a few hours each week, mentors can help guide a young person get back on the right track or support someone who is suffering from family or school difficulties.

  • Chair Yoga & Meditation, Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

    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, May 17, 2022 | 2:00-5:00pm

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

  • Mat Yoga

    Tuesday, May 17, 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.

  • Pickleball

    Tuesday, May 17, 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.

  • Drums Alive!

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 9:00-10:00am


    Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 am (No Class Wednesday, April 6)

    When we drum and dance we are having FUN! This in return releases endorphins and releases negative feelings. The rhythmical patterns of the drum increase synchronization of brain wave activity, which in turn provides feelings of euphoria and improved mental awareness and self-acceptance. Golden Beats® is specially designed for the senior population, those with limited mobility may be seated.

  • Men's Roundtable Discussion Group

    Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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.

  • Quilting Open Studio

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 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.

  • Limber Up

    Wednesday, May 18, 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.

  • Detroit's Auto Industry

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    HISTORY OF DETROIT with Local Historian Robert E. Sullivan

    Detroit’s Auto Industry :This presentation will center around why and how Detroit became the car capital of the world. Early automotive pioneers including Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, Horace Dodge and Walter Chrysler will be discussed. 

  • Wednesday Bridge

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Bridge players rotate tables after six hands of play.

  • Pinochle- Drop in

    Wednesday, May 18, 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!

  • Wednesday Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, May 18, 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.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, May 18, 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 for information.

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

    Contact: David Young

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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.

  • Jeffery Cavataio Performs at Next!

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Everyone who heard Jeffrey Cavataio perform at Next last year asked us to bring him back!! Jeffrey 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!



    We are excited to welcome Stuart Jeffares as the 2022 sponsor of The Next Big Night Out! Expect exciting special entertainment events where you are invited to enjoy sensational performances! Thank you, Stuart, for your sponsorship of The Next Big Night Out in 2022.

  • Birmingham Coin Club

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6:00-8:00pm

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

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, May 18, 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.

  • Advanced Pottery Studio

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 9:30-12:30pm

    This group of advance potters work independently in our studio.
  • Photography Club

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Please note new day, now meeting on Thursdays! 

    Photography Club Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month 10:00 am - 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:

  • Next Bowling League - Summer Hours

    Thursday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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

  • Contemporary Metalsmithing

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Eighteen Yuan, B.A., B.F.A., Candidate for M.F.A. in Metalsmithing - Cranbrook Academy of Art

    18 will share her expertise using copper in contemporary metalsmithing and jewelry, explaining techniques such as forming, enameling and electric forming. She will introduce great art works in metalsmithing and contemporary jewelry. 18 will also share her passion for jewelry making, and the joy she feels when she turns metal into wearable jewelry, creating a conversation with the wearer, maker and the audience. She focuses on enameling to imitate natural forms and texture as a reflection of human sentiment. Join us for this deeper look at copper as part of our study of The Women of the Copper Country

  • Painting Open Studio

    Thursday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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, May 19, 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.

  • Michigan Women in & Around the Labor Movement

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Daniel Clark, Ph.D. - Professor-Oakland University Department of History Women were instrumental in the rise of unionization in Michigan and were involved in various labor conflicts during the middle of the twentieth century. In addition, many women who worked for wages were not heavily involved in their unions but simply tried to hold jobs to help support themselves and their families. Dr. Daniel Clark provides an overview of these experiences and also looks at the lives of women who were autoworkers during this period.

  • Tai Chi for Your Health!

    Friday, May 20, 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.

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, May 20, 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, May 20, 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.
  • Mah Jongg

    Friday, May 20, 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.

  • New! Stretch & Relax

    Monday, May 23, 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

  • Knitting Open Studio

    Monday, May 23, 2022 | 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, May 23, 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.

  • Duplicate Bridge

    Monday, May 23, 2022 | 11:30-2:00pm

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

  • Birmingham Stamp Club

    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm

    For information contact Ken Rusch at 248-968-3505

  • Feet on the Street Tour - Corktown

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:30-1:00pm

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


    Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    We are so excited to announce the return of Feet On The Street Tours! Corktown has been in the news a lot lately as one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the country, let alone the Detroit region. It’s a place that is on the rebound and has a defi nite sense of identity and community. The area has a long history as Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, with “1834” emblazoned proudly on the signs. Join Linda Yellin for a narrated van/walking tour of Historic Corktown. Explore Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, history, sites and “the corner”, Michigan Avenue and Trumbull, formerly the location of Old Tiger Stadium — now high end apartments and condos. Experience the Michigan Central Train Station, lovingly being restored by Ford Motor Company - Campus for electric vehicles research and development. All aboard for a tour rich in history of our beloved city. Trip will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. 

  • Film Screening: Red Metal: The Copper County Strike of 1913

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 pm  

    Join us to watch Emmy Award winning fi lmmaker Jonathan Silver’s Red Metal documentary. This fi lm focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. The fi lm was the catalyst that led author, Maria Doria Russell to write The Women of the Copper Country and is an important foundation for our study.

  • Film Screening: Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Tuesday, May 31 at 1:00 pm

    Join us to watch Emmy Award winning fi lmmaker Jonathan Silver’s Red Metal documentary. This fi lm focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. The fi lm was the catalyst that led author, Maria Doria Russell to write The Women of the Copper Country and is an important foundation for our study.

  • Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL)

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Thinking about adding a furry family member to your home? Maybe adopting a rescue dog or cat? Or volunteering at a shelter? Join us as a representative from the Michigan Animal Rescue League talks about what makes MARL a Different Breed of Shelter, how to choose a rescue and the many ways people can get involved and support the animals. They will also discuss their Seniors for Seniors adopt-a-cat program.

  • House Mysteries & House Histories

    Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Carol Bacak-Egbo, Historian, Archaeologist, Educator - Oakland County Historical Commission & Ron Campbell, Preservation Architect, Principal Architect - Oakland County Planning

    Do you hear footsteps in the dark? Your house may not be haunted, but we bet it does have mysteries. Become a detective and fi nd answers to those questions that visit you every so often and maybe keep you awake at night. When was my house built? What style is it? Who lived here? The list goes on and we will help you fi nd the answers. Join house detectives, Carol BacakEgbo and Ron Campbell who will provide us with the tools and tips to help unravel those mysteries and explore Waterbury Farm with lots of mysteries, some of them solved!

  • Blood Pressure Clinic

    Monday, June 6, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    The first Monday of each month. 

    A trained healthcare professional will screen your blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.

  • Summer Kick-Off! Tacos Lunch & Lawn Games

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Help us celebrate the unofficial start of summer! There will be tacos, tortilla chips, salsa and a beverage for all who attend. Maravilloso! And for those who might want to work off their lunch, we’ll have a few lawn games set up in the Courtyard. Generously sponsored by Brookdale Southfeld.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Franklin Garden Walk

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 9:30-12:30pm

    The Annual Franklin Garden Walk, is a long tradition that draws many hundreds of visitors to walk through fi ve to six area gardens selected to showcase different types of landscaping. Each demonstrates ways homeowners have worked with Mother Nature, yet simultaneously tried to tame her less desirable inclinations. Classic struggles and immense satisfaction are inevitable! Spend a leisurely morning outside experiencing a variety of gardening styles, design ideas, and growing tips. The Garden Club will also host an Artisan Market for some “pre-tour” indulging, on the Village Green. Next will be providing transportation to each of the gardens. Trip will run rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

  • Your Dental Health

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Dr. Alvin Daboul, North Oaks Dental

    How does oral care affect my overall health? Can Medicare B help with dental costs? Is a dental implant right for me? These questions and more will be addressed as Dr. Daboul shares expert tips on how to keep and manage a beautiful, and healthy smile well into one's later years.

  • How to Garden with Comfort & Ease

    Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Jan Bills, Advanced Master Gardener, Entrepreneur and Author Thursday, June 9 at 11:00 am Cost: Complimentary members/ $5 guests Gardens should be our love, not our labor of love! Together we will develop a shift in perspective as we explore how to garden with comfort, ease and simplicity. Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a national speaker, certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener and entrepreneur. Kindly sponsored by American House Stone

  • Firearm Injury Prevention

    Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Marc Zimmerman, Ph.D, Co-Director - University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

    Launched as a presidential initiative in 2019, the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention engages the breadth of expertise across the University of Michigan with input from nonacademic stakeholders, to generate knowledge and advance solutions that will decrease fi rearm injury across the US — all while respecting the rights of responsible, law-abiding firearm owners. Join Dr. Zimmerman to learn more about this important initiative that fosters collaboration among researchers across the disciplines so that, together they can answer questions about firearm injury prevention

  • Parkinson's Support Group

    Monday, June 13, 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.

  • Cancer Screening & Prevention

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am

    We are excited to welcome Henry Ford West Bloomfield as the 2022 Health Series sponsor! Henry Ford Health System 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.

    Eliminating cancer. It’s a health challenge that our scientists are relentlessly dedicated to addressing. One of the innovative ways we approach this challenge is through early screening and prevention measures. Screening tests can help fi nd cancer at an early stage, sometimes before symptoms even appear. Join Donna Long, RN, Manager of Screening and Tumor Boards for Henry Ford Cancer Institute, as she discusses cancer prevention and screening guidelines that will help educate and protect you and your loved ones. 

  • Mocktail Party! Cocktail Music!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Come on everyone, let’s celebrate summer at the Next Mocktail Party! Enjoy live cocktail music as you sample some delicious, colorful mocktails! We’ll have some delectable appetizers too! If you like, wear your favorite hat, just for fun! Let’s get together to celebrate friendship and toast to each other’s health and happiness.


    We are excited to welcome Stuart Jeffares as the 2022 sponsor of The Next Big Night Out! Expect exciting special entertainment events where you are invited to enjoy sensational performances! Thank you, Stuart, for your sponsorship of The Next Big Night Out in 2022.

  • Next Artist Exhibit & Sale

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 11:00-7:00pm

    Next is home to many amazingly talented artists who work in a wide variety of mediums including acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, pottery, and needle and fiber arts. We will showcase some of their works at this special art show and sale — right here at Next. Please drop in anytime throughout the day and bring a friend or two along! If you would like to display work in this non-juried exhibit, you must be a member or currently registered in a Next art class. Each artist must submit an entry form by Tuesday, May 31. Forms are available in the Next office.

  • Valentine Distillery

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Rescheduled from a snow day.

    Established in 2007 and among the nation’s first craft distilleries, Valentine Distilling Company is an American pioneer of small batch, handcrafted spirits. Enjoy a tour and tasting experience at Valentine Distillery's state-of-the-art production facility, located in Ferndale. Sample award-winning spirits including bourbon, gin and vodka. Witness some of the science behind the distillation process and learn why they always go the extra mile. In the tradition of Detroit’s manufacturing leadership, Valentine is dedicated to American ingenuity, quality manufacturing, and small batch distilling using old-world techniques that create superior tasting products. This is a tour not to miss — and we’ll have a “designated driver”!

  • Understanding Current Geopolitical Dynamics

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, International Expert & Religious Scholar

    Gus Mondalek returns to Next to share his perspectives on the quickly changing dynamics in the world today. From Ukraine to Russia, to China and the European Union, the world stage looks very different from just a few months ago. Gus will help us understand the short-term impact that will affect long-term policies here in the United States, as well as with our strategic partners, especially when faced with global threats. 


    Monday, June 20, 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.

  • Personal Safety Skills

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Susanna Borgelt, Owner - Empower People’s Agency & Instructor, Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense

    With a background in research in workplace harassment and as a self-defense instructor, Susanna Borgelt will focus on creating safe spaces, self-defense and conflict management. As a violence prevention and conflict management specialist, Susanna will teach strategies to stand up for yourself and others in a variety of harassment scenarios. Generously sponsored by American House Village at Bloomfield.

  • Detroit's Military History

    Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 11:00-12:00pm

    Detroit’s Military History:Did you know that the first major battle of the War of 1812 was in the Detroit/Windsor area. Mr. Sullivan will focus on Detroit’s involvement in the War of 1812, the “Underground Railroad,” the Civil War, World War I and World War II, as well as the forts of early Detroit.

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 11:30-2:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm 

    The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most signifi cant art collections in the United States. With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the museum offers visitors an encounter with human creativity from all over the world. Visit the DIA to immerse yourself in more than 100 galleries, this will be a two hour, self-guided tour of the museum.

  • Book Discussion - The Women of Copper County

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Rebekah Craft - Director Baldwin Public Library

    Let’s have a deeper discussion about this riveting account of 25-year-old Annie Clements who stood up for the Upper Peninsula miners and their families during the 1913 Calumet copper strike. Please join us even if you haven’t read the novel to learn about these important historical events.

  • Learning More About LGBTQ+

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Johanna Ancheta, Trainer - Affi rmations LGBTQ+ Community Center

    Join Ms. Ancheta to learn more about the challenges LGBTQ+ people face and the important work being done at Affirmations in Ferndale. Affirmations is the hopes and dreams of the youth and an antidote for isolation for seniors. It also helps those struggling with addiction to recover and offers a safe harbor for those struggling to come out. Johanna will educate us on proper terminology and how we can help our family members, friends and community members to live their lives authentically and with integrity.

  • Hot Dogs @ Next!

    Friday, June 24, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Join us for the fi rst hot dog picnic of the summer! Relax and enjoy a summer afternoon with your Next friends. Generously sponsored by Baldwin House Senior Living Birmingham.

  • Books on the Brain

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 10:30-11:30am

    While we can't say that reading is a miracle cure, the experts agree that seniors who read regularly have less stress and anxiety, fewer instances of loneliness and depression, better sleep, and delayed cognitive decline compared to those who do not read. Join Baldwin Public Library Director Rebekah Craft to learn about the benefits of reading, assistive reading options available at the library, and some great books that will keep you wanting to turn the page. We will meet in Next’s beautiful and recently updated library.

  • The Civility Project

    Thursday, June 30, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Please note:

    This offering, orginally sceduled for April 7th, has been rescheduled for June 30th at 6:00 pm. 


    Nolan Filey, Editorial Editor - Detroit News and Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and Founding Editor of Bridge

    Detroit Americans are at their best when they can talk with one another, disagree, even argue, but agree to keep the dialogue going. Unfortunately, too many people feel today, like they can’t do that and they have to avoid even speaking to people with whom they disagree. The Civility Project is changing that. Join Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson as they discuss how civility is possible and also why we should embrace it as a way to move ourselves forward in life and work. 

  • Studio Art Class

    Thursday, July 7, 2022 | 1:00-3:30pm

    Thursdays July 7 - August 25

    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.

  • Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022 | 10:00-12:00pm

    Note new day and time: Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    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.

  • Detroit River Front Tour

    Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 9:30-1:00pm

    Just a few spots left for this offering.  Please call the office for avavilability. 


    Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    The Detroit Riverwalk was recently crowned as Best Riverwalk in the 2021 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice! The riverwalk is a great place to stroll and witness the “renaissance” with spectacular views of the city, and Windsor right across the river. For our second Feet on the Street Tour, join Linda Yellin and experience and enjoy the new vibrant developments along the Riverfront: gardens, expanding parks, walking/bike trails, and tons of greenspace. Learn about empty warehouses soon to be clubs, restaurants, and new housing, the energy is contagious! Also hear of all of the exciting programs and events sponsored by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Such an excellent way to get some exercise, and take in some city views — both impressive and beautiful. This tour will be both van use and walking, and will run rain or shine, please dress accordingly.