Enrichment

  • 19 Jul
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    Coin Club

    Every 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Coin Club

  • 4 Jul
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    Stamp Club

    Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stamp club.

  • 28 Jun
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    Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Every Wednesday at 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics. Popcorn is provided. “Dinner and a Movie” are separate entries, please register for those independently.

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen by clicking RSVP button before you register. 

    June 21 - Loving
    June 28 Citizen Kane -Dinner and a Classic, please register separately

    July 5 - A Dog’s Purpose
    July 12 - Beauty & The Beast
    July 19 - Gifted
    July 26 - Some Like it Hot: Dinner and a Classic.  Please register separately
    August 2 - Paris Can Wait
    August 9 - Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New Yorker
    August 23 - Their Finest
    August 30 - Rear Window: Dinner and a Classic, please resister separately

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  • 6 Jul
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    Writer’s Corner

    Every 1st & 3rd Thursday at 9:30am-11:00am

    Resumes in September

    Come join this drop-in group and unlock your inner-author in a supportive environment with other aspiring writers whose interests range from poetry, novels, social commentary, short stories, to family history. Share your material and receive constructive feedback.

  • 23 Jun
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    Current Events Discussion Group

    Every Friday at 12:00pm-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.

  • 28 Jun
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    Men's Breakfast

    Every Wednesday at 9:00am-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

  • 23 Jun
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    Next has Moved to Beverly Elementary for the Summer!

    Every (all day)

    As of June 21st until August 18th, Next will temporarily move to Beverly Elementary School while Midvale undergoes much needed infrastructure improvements. Beverly School is located next to Beverly Park, just west of Southfield Road on Beverly Road (13½ Mile Road). The school is spacious with central air conditioning and more available parking, a bright, large gym, a media center with plenty of room for cards, movies and speakers, a fully equipped computer lab, an art room with a kiln, outdoor spaces, and several other classrooms we can utilize. Please note, any classes after June 21st will be at Beverly. Support Services will also be moving to Beverly. Nothing will change including Meals on Wheels, home medical equipment loans, and transportation, as well as the caring customer service you have come to rely on. We are excited to take advantage of our temporary home and offer much of our same programming,while introducing new offerings that will uniquely fit into Beverly. Think of it as summering in a new vacation home!

    Location: Beverly Elementary School
  • 28Jun
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    Boogie at Beverly

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

    Come check out our summer residence at Beverly Elementary School. Enjoy an ice cream sundae and take a look around. Entertainment provided by Ragtime,Boogie and Blues pianist Matthew Ball, “The Boogie Woogie Kid”. He’ll feature a rollickin’ concert of old time piano fun with favorites like “The Entertainer,” “Swanee River,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Those were the Days,” “Bumble Boogie,” and many more. Generously sponsored by Baldwin House. See you there!

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  • 28Jun
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    Dinner and a Classic - Citizen Kane

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Dinner & A Classic 5:00 pm

    When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland, and his mistress, Susan Alexander, shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, “Rosebud.” Rated PG-13 1 hour 59 minutes

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  • 29Jun
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    The History of Cranbrook's House & Gardens

    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Judy Lindstrom will discuss Cranbrook House, the oldest manor home in metro-Detroit and its beautiful gardens! There are incredible vistas and the feeling of history and architectural wonder all around. This presentation will provide lots of information about our National Historic Landmark in Bloomfield Hills!

    Don’t miss the Cranbrook House Tour on August 15!

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  • 11Jul
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    Summer Afternoon Movie Festival

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:00pm

    July 11 - Driving Miss Daisy
    When Miss Daisy (Jessica Tandy) wrecks her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), hires Hoke Coleburn (Morgan Freeman), an African American chauffeur who drove for a local judge until he recently died.

    July 18 - Tokyo Story (subtitles)
    An elderly couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city. The visit does not go as they had hoped. See what happens in this 1953 Award Winning film.

    July 25 - Trouble with the Curve -
    Mickey (Amy Adams) tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father (Clint Eastwood), a decorated baseball scout, by helping him in a recruiting
    trip, which could be his last.

    August 1 - Out Of Africa
    Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. A series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 11Jul
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    Origami 101

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:30pm

    Learn the ancient Japanese art of origami — transforming a flat piece of colorful paper into a finished sculptured animal by using traditional folding techniques. Next member Kaoru Stratton will lead the class and share with you the symbolic meaning behind each animal. Children 10 and over are welcome with an adult. Fee includes class materials.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 11Jul
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    Learn to Play Chess

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

    Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras would like to teach you the game of chess. What you will learn: Week 1 - Basic Rules, Week 2 - Starting
    the Game and Strategy, Week 3 - Play the Game Together!!

    Session 1: Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 at 5:00 pm
    Session 2: Tuesdays, August 1, 18, 15 at 5:00 pm

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  • 12Jul
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    Your Health, Your Choice

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00pm

    The “slow medicine” movement is gaining support and promotes quality over quantity, savoring rather than counting, and active involvement by individuals in their health care decisions. There are surprising conclusions from clinical studies that we live better and longer when we stop focusing on life extension. Supporting benefits of “slow medicine” will be presented. Presented by Dr. Hernan Drobny, M.D., Internal Medicine physician at the University of Michigan Health Care System for 34 years and author of the book “Your Health, Your Choice”.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 13Jul
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    What's Happening in Birmingham?

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:30pm

    Birmingham City Manager, Joe Valentine, will share the latest happenings impacting the City of Birmingham. He will cover the current projects/initiatives involving the City’s Downtown and various development districts, along with plans for upcoming road improvements, parking and other interesting information about what makes Birmingham such a treasured community.

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  • 13Jul
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    Computer Classes with the Baldwin Library

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

    NEXT WELCOMES THE BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
    The Baldwin Public Library is partnering with Next to offer you the classes below.
    Cost: $5 - Learners of ALL ages are welcome.

    These classes will take place in the Next computer lab.

    Computer Basics
    Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $5
    Learn the basics of computing from mastering mouse skills to managing and saving files.

    Intro to PowerPoint
    Thursdays, July 20 and 27 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $10
    Learn the fundamentals of slideshow creation with Microsoft PowerPoint in this two-session class.

    Photo Editing with Online Tools
    Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 pm - Cost: $5
    Make your pictures look like a million bucks with free and easy to use online tools. So, come to class and let’s edit some pictures.

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  • 13Jul
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    Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Presentation

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Laura Rodin has been a docent at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for 18 years. She will share her knowledge about the Ford House including the gardens and Jensen Landscape which
    has recently received the National Historic Landscape status!

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  • 18Jul
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    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:00am

    OLHSA Grandparents Raising Grandchildren provides free support and resources to kinship caregivers (grandparents and other relatives as parents), age 55 and older. The group offers presentations
    and intergenerational activities with an emphasis on health and wellness to Macomb and Oakland county residents in kinship care. This Kinship Care support group, sponsored by OLHSA,
    A Community Action Agency and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, meets in a different Oakland or Macomb County location each month to provide information and referrals. Please feel free to join the group when they meet at Next!

    Please pre-register with the Next office

  • 20Jul
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    Cool Cars

    Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00pm

    COOL CARS: Unique Automobiles of the Detroit Historical Society Collection

    The Detroit Historical Society is caretaker of sixty unique automobiles. Most are rare — many are one-of-a-kind vehicles that exist in no other collection. These include the fi rst closed salon Cadillac, the Scripps-Booth Bi-AutoGo, and a pre-production Mustang prototype. Several were the personal cars of the Auto Barons, and some came to the Society with original engineering drawings. Historian Joel Stone’s presentation at Next explores this very unique automobile collection.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 25Jul
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    Keeping it Cool in the Kitchen

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:06pm

    Cookbook author and caterer Debbi Ward returns to Next to share recipes that will help you beat the heat in the kitchen this summer! She will be preparing two different main course salads, and a light and refreshing dessert. Enjoy tastings and recipes from this summertime supper.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 27Jul
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    Seeing the World Through The Heart of Bells

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

    Julie Dawson, Birmingham artist and author, will present photographs and stories of bells from around the world and her adventures in finding them! Bells are truly unique creations!
    Historically, every culture has used bells for many purposes and reasons. Audience members will gain a new perspective on the use and beauty of bells!

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  • 3Aug
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    The Legal Challenges, and Solutions to Aging

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

    When most people think of “getting their legal affairs in order” for retirement, they typically “plan” to live a leisurely retirement and then pass away quickly. Life does not always go according
    to plan — which is what Elder Law is about. It adds to traditional planning the ability to successfully deal with the challenges of aging. It is surprising how the vast majority of people are not
    prepared. Attorney Jim Schuster, one of Michigan’s few Certified Elder Law Attorneys shares his insight on the subject. Jim will address some of the common serious problems and related
    solutions. Learn about “secret” Medicare benefits. Come with questions, leave with answers!

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 3Aug
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    Create Your Own Website

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Learn how to set up your own website, add images and publish posts using free and user-friendly web tools. Great way for the Next writers, artists, photographers and bloggers to publish and
    showcase their work! Professional website creator, writer and content creator Tracey Breen will guide you through the process step by step. By the end of the 4 hour class you will have a
    functioning website. Prerequisites: This is a beginning small group class; familiarity with mouse, basic computer skills, copy & paste skills required. Bring a GMAIL email to the first
    class. Preliminary set up instructions for the first class available by emailing tracey@thesavvyage.com in mid-July.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 8Aug
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    An Evening of Music

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30pm

    Enjoy a relaxing evening listening to jazz and show tunes with the Waterstone Duo. Talented musicians, Hannah and Jack Waterstone, will play familiar melodies on the piano and the saxophone for your listening enjoyment! Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Beverly School
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  • 17Aug
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    1,000 Mile Walk Around Lake Michigan

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

    This dynamic presentation showcases a 1,000-mile walk completely around the world’s fifth-largest lake. Author Loreen Niewenhuis takes you along the shores of Lake Michigan with photos and video from her journey, illuminating the geology, natural history and biology of the lake. She’ll also discuss threats to this massive ecosystem: invasive species, pollution, and destruction of wetlands. Her book, A 1,000 Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure, explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person. Most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of
    self and place. Ms. Niewenhuis holds a M.S. degree in the biological sciences, and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems. Generously sponsored by Heartland of Bloomfield Hills

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  • 23Aug
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    Unlocking the English Language

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

    A Whirlwind History of the English Language - During this informative and entertaining presentation, you’ll take a tour of more than 1500 years of the history of the English language. Author and university of Michigan Professor of English Dr. Anne Curzan Ph.D. will share her lively insight on how the English language has evolved. Dr. Curzan also hosts the NPR Sunday morning show
    “That’s What They Say.” Generously sponsored by Baldwin House

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  • 24Aug
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    A Profound New Vision of Aging

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm

    How do you feel about your health, wealth, relationships and spirituality? Can you become a better giver, lover and mentor? Embrace personal growth as an active elder helping heal your life, family and community. Professor Mike Whitty, author and speaker will discuss these important issues and provide insight into building a life legacy.

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  • 29Aug
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    Best Brain Forward

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:00pm

    Just like we make time to go to the gym or workout to be sure that we are strengthening our muscles and keeping our bodies as healthy and strong as possible, we also need to give our brains regular exercise in order to optimize our cognitive abilities.The only difference is that there are no workout clothes required!Angela Popoff, LMSW, Mind University Program Coordinator, will discuss the concept of neuroplasticity, which refers to our brains’ ability to create new neural connections regardless of age. In combination with making smart lifestyle choices, the use of mental stimulation can help us put our best brains forward! This presentation is sponsored by Mind University, part of Jewish Family Services.

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  • 8 Sep
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    Socrates Cafe

    Every at 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Drop-in Fridays - Resumes in September

    Do you enjoy a spirited discussion of such topics as “what is the meaning of life” and “what are scruples”? If so, drop in to this lively discussion group based on Christopher Phillip’s National Bestseller, Socrates Cafe©. Participants develop questions which the facilitator, Annis Pratt, reads to the group. The group votes on which question to discuss for the next two hours.

  • 14Oct
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    Boomer Summit 2017- Live Well!

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00am

    Chuch Gaidica - 1 K. Hannon Alicia Simon

    Boomer Summit Event

    Join thought leaders from around the national for this exciting and collaborative event for Boomers and beyond.  Boomer Summit is presented in partnership with Next, The Birmingham Shopping District, The Baldwin Public Library and the City of Birmingham.

    Among the informative speakers at this year’s Boomer Summit will be media entrepreneur and television host Chuck Gaidica who himself has “rewired” his retirement, Alicia Simon, currently at U of M, and former Director of Life Long Learning at The College for Creative Studies and Kerry Hannon, a nationally recognized expert on careers, personal finance, and business. Kerry writes for publications such as for the NYT and Forbes and has appeared as a financial expert on ABC News and NBC Nightly News among other programs. We will also be featuring experts in the fields of health and wellness along with raffle prizes, videos and personal stories for a high-energy, fast paced morning. All ages are welcome to this exciting morning!

    Also featuring a Vendor Showcase before, during and after the event with local businesses, life-long learning opportunities and nonprofits focused on the amenities, services and resources available to Baby Boomers and people of all ages interested in living well! .

    Location: Seaholm High School Auditorium. Showcase & Registration begins at 8:00 - Program begins at 9:00
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