Enrichment & Socialization

  • Project Warmth

    November 28-3, 2023

    PROJECT WARMTH November 28 to January 3

    Join the Next community this holiday season as we collect warm clothing for adults and children in need, as well as blankets and towels for our furry friends in the shelter. Gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and socks for all ages are much appreciated. Please make sure the items are new. The animal shelter welcomes donations of gently-used or new fl eece blankets and towels. All items may be placed in the collection boxes located in the Next lobby. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Women's Conversation Group

    Tuesday, November 29, 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!

  • Men's Roundtable Discussion Group

    Wednesday, November 30, 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

  • Wednesday Night @ The Movies

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. 

    Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, December 2, 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.
  • An Evening of Beautiful Harp Music - Traditional and Holiday Music!

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Claude Pellerin, owner and chef of the popular Birmingham restaurant, The French Lady returns to Next on St. Nicholas Day to share her talents as a classically trained harpist — performing internationally and whose career has spanned decades! In addition to being talented and hardworking, she is one of the most selfless people you could ever meet and always goes out of her way to make people feel welcome. This is a holiday harp performance that you won’t want to miss! 

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Holiday Traditions - Potluck Lunch

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    It’s back! Please join us for a potluck meal to celebrate the season! Prepare a dish to share with your fellow Next members. International and holiday favorites are encouraged, but not necessary. To participate, bring a homemade dish for 8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert). Good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends. Kindly sponsored by American House Stone.

    Registration required by Monday, December 5

  • Senior Men's Club Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 5:30-10:00pm

    The Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham has again invited members of NEXT to join them at their annual Holiday Dinner Dance at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver in Troy on Tuesday, December 13. The party begins at 5:30 pm with a social reception followed by dinner and dancing until 10:15.  A cash bar is available all evening.  Dinner is at 7:00. 

    The evening music features Dave Tatrow & The Waifs (a four-piece stringed instrument group with a vocalist) to entertain us, including a salute to veterans, a sing-along of holiday favorites, and dancing to tunes you remember and love.

    This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holidays, greet long-time friends and make new friends. 

    Questions about the Holiday Party can be directed to Tony DiMarco at 248-643-7368.

    Location: San Marino Club- 1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

  • The Music of India

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Performance by Panchaveena

    Join us for an evening of enchanting Indian music performed by Panchaveena. (Panchaveena means 5 veenas.) As their name suggests, they are a group of 5 students who have been studying and playing the veena instrument for the past six years. The veena is believed to have a meditative sound — capable of taking the performer and listener on a spiritual journey. Come and experience this beautiful classical string instrument played by Bhargavi Swamynatha, Usha Vemuri, Srihari Hebbar, Geeta Vemuri and Hasini Bhogi. Generously sponsored by Empower Physical Therapy.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, December 21, 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.

  • Holiday Film Fest

    Tuesday, December 27, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Tuesday, December 27 CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT - In this comedy, a food writer has lied about being the perfect housewife, and now must work to cover her deception. Starring Dennis Morgan, Barbara Stanwyck and Syndey Greenstone. Not rated - 1 hour and 41 minutes

    Wednesday, December 28 IT HAPPENED ON 5th AVENUE - A vagabond moves into a NYC mansion while the owner is wintering down South, opening the doors to a number of unfortunates, including the vacationer's daughter, whom the squatter mistakes for a runaway. Lighthearted comedy starring Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Don DeFore and Gale Storm. Not Rated - 1 hour 56 minutes

    Thursday, December 29 NEW YEAR’S EVE -  Intertwining stories promise love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and more for a number of New Yorkers on the celebrated night. Starring Jon Bon Jovi, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, and Robert De Niro. Rated PG13 - 1 hour 58 minutes