Enrichment & Health
Current Events Discussion Group
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12:00-2:00pmWith 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.
Popular Reads Book Club
Monday, March 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm
Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, leads book discussions of popular books. The The March book selection is Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu — and the April book selection is The Push by Ashley Audrain..Register at Next — and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book! (Books will be available in the Next Office).
Non-Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am
This new book club will begin meeting the second Thursday of each month to discuss a different type of nonfiction literary work.Facilitated by Baldwin Library professionals, join us to discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly in March — and On Immunity by Eula Biss in April. Register at Next and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book!
Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group
Tuesday, March 9, 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!
Social Hour via Zoom at Home
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm
Let’s get together and have some fun conversation! Please join other Next members and a couple of staff members for some light hearted conversation and connection. Let’s gather together from our homes and offices! We don’t need a holiday or special occasion to have a good time! Bring your questions and comments. We’d like to hear what’s on your mind.
Wednesday, March 10, 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
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm
Hollywood Idols presents riveting portraits of classic movie stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood,that will delight movie fans of all ages. Each program is fi lled with memorable fi lm clips and interviews with friends and relatives, providing personal and intimate perspectives of these Hollywood legends' sometimes controversial lives.
Format: Streaming at Next
March 10 Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
April 7 Gregory Peck and Michael Caine
Mindfulness & Meditation at Home via Zoom
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm at home via Zoom. Begin or deepen your meditation practice in a safe, welcoming environment with Karen Lutz, E-RYT. All Next members are welcome and registration is required. Attend once or as often as you like.
Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesday, March 10, 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.
Ted Talks at Next- Get Inspired
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am
TED TALKS AT NEXT: Want to be inspired? Thursdays at 10:30 am - Members only
At Next Only
Come once or come every time! With their captivating, lively, and informative nature, it’s not a mystery as to why we should watch TED Talks.
Join fellow Next members to explore some of the most popular and inspiring Ted Talks to date. We will view the talk of the day together, then spend time discussing its influence for us and our society.
March 11: The love and lies of fireflies
April 8: What reading slowly taught me about writing
The Many Benefits of Essential Oils
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm
ESSENTIAL OILS WITH CARYN GALLAGHER
Introduction to Essential Oils
Monday, March 15 at 1:30 pm
Join us in learning about the basics of using essential oils safely and effectively for personal self-care and within your home. All participants will receive an intro oil trio — lemon, lavender and peppermint — and will make a customized mister with the optional addition of wild orange. Registration fee includes oil trio and supplies for make and take mister.
Essential Oils & Emotions
Monday, April 12 at 1:30 pm
Our emotional health can directly infl uence how the rest of our body feels and functions. Learn how to use essential oils to directly infl uence your emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and well-being or producing an uplifting environment. All participants will make a mister for their emotions. Registration fee includes a make and take mister and emotions brochure.
Trivia Time at Next!
Monday, March 15, 2021 | 3:00-5:00pm
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!
March 15th and April 19 - at Next
Gratitude Steel Drum Performance
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm
The steel drum has a rich history! Invented on the island of Trinidad around WWII where African slaves endured constant struggles. Many lost their native languages and music was their only link to their heritage. Join Chaz Russell, Gratitude Steel Drum musician as he entertains and transports us to a warm Caribbean beach lined with palm trees! Nothing captures the mood and relaxing atmosphere of the islands like live steel drums. Kindly sponsored by Affordable HomeCare.
Format - At Next
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pmCoin Club
Boosting your Immune System
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 1:30-2:30pm
Our immune system fi ghts off bad bacteria and viruses that can make us sick. A healthy lifestyle is the first line of defense in building and maintaining a strong immune system. Join in on a
discussion of how to build a stronger immune system and find out about some simple habits that can keep us healthy. Robin Danto, Food Safety and Nutrition educator at the Michigan State
University Extension, Oakland County returns to Next for this program.
Format: via Zoom
The Social Dilemma
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 12:00-2:30pm
The Social Dilemma explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Join us for a viewing of the fi lm, followed by a group discussion. Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistleblowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides — search engines, networks, instant information, etc. — are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and maniplulate us.
Format: Showing at Next
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 7:00-9:00pm
Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Live Your Life in Balance
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm
Aaron Wallace, CEO of Balance Your Fitness, will share his expertise about how to live life at your highest potential. Whether you are looking to lose weight, decrease your pain or improve your golf game, Aaron will highlight how very achievable your goals can be when you take a holistic, whole body approach to your journey. Aaron has a BS in Exercise and Health Science and is a C.H.E.K. Health Practitioner, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Golf Performance Specialist. He can’t wait to help you live a life in balance.
Format: At Next
Costume Jewelry Sale!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 10:00-2:00pm
Time to clean out your jewelry box! Donate your costume jewelry to the Next office by April 28th — and it will be part of the 2nd Annual Next Costume Jewelry Sale on May 5th! All proceeds benefit Next! We welcome all types of jewelry: rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and brooches! All proceeds will benefi t Next! Remember — one person’s donation is another person’s treasure!