Enrichment

  • 16 May
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 1 May
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 2 May
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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.

    Please register for Dinner and a Movie separately.

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

    May 2 - Places in the Heart
    May 9 - Breathe
    May 16 - Spider-Man Homecoming
    May 23 - Murder on the Orient Express 2017
    June 6 - Bombshell
    June 13 - Manchester By the Sea
    June 20 - Arrival

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  • 3 May
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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.

  • 27 Apr
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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.

  • 2 May
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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

  • 19Sep
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    Computer Classes with the Baldwin Library

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm

    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.

    Excel 2016: Building Basic Formulas Tuesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheet creation in Microsoft Excel.

    Word 2016: An Introduction Tuesday, April 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn the fundamentals of word processing with Microsoft Word.

    Start a Blog Tuesday, May 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Learn how to start your blog, create content, and build an audience in this single session class.

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  • 1 May
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    Intergenerational Fun!

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

    Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Pre-registration in the Next office required

    A bus from Next will take interested members to Greenfield Elementary where you will be teamed up with students for activities such as: reader workshops, writer’s workshops,
    editing, listening to students read, math, science, and much more. Teachers in each class will show you what to do and be there to assist if needed. You may drive yourself if you
    prefer. No experience necessary.

  • 26 Apr
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    Intergenerational Fun!

    Every Thursday at 9:30am-10:30am

    Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
    and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Pre-registration in the Next office required A bus from Next will take interested members to Greenfield Elementary where you will be teamed up with students for activities such as: reader workshops, writer’s workshops, editing, listening to students read, math, science, and much more. Teachers in each class will show you what to do and be there to assist if needed. You may drive yourself if you prefer. No experience necessary.

  • 18Oct
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    Bridge Lessons

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:30am

    Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Play Class

    Series 1: Wednesdays, April 4, 18, 15 -  from 9:30 - 11:30 am - No Class April 11th

    Series 2: Wednesdays,  May 2, 9, 16, 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 am

    Learn play techniques that will improve your declarer play. Our instructor, Silver Life Master Jim Bloom, has more than 10 years experience teaching bridge to beginner and intermediate players. The book Play of the Hand in the 21st Century is a required book and can be purchased from instructor.

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  • 11Jan
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    Ballroom Dancing

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30pm

    Have you always wanted to ballroom dance? Join this group class and learn a different Smooth, Rhythm or Swing dance style each month. Instructor Amy Tranchida brings 38 years of experience, a diverse dance background and a great sense of humor to her classes. She offers tips and techniques to ensure student progress and build life-long learning. No partner necessary. Dress shoes recommended. Please avoid slip-on, backless or tennis shoes.

    Tango Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    Cost 3-week series: $30 members / $36 non-members
    A dramatic and evocative dance that originated in Argentina. Tango music incorporates staccato movements, a strong drum roll, and a driving beat.

    Smooth Dance Review - Waltz & Tango
    Thursdays, June 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    Cost 2-week series: $20 members / $26 non-members

    Rhythm Dance Review - Merengue, Rumba & East Coast Swing
    Thursdays, July 12 and 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    Cost 2-week series: $20 members / $26 non-members

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  • 26Apr
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    Troy: From Wilderness to a Great City

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Loraine Campbell, Executive Director of the Troy Historic Village traces the development of Troy from wilderness to becoming the largest city in Oakland County. Before it was the site of shopping centers, corporations, and universities, Troy was a pioneer settlement comprised of farms and small knots of buildings at simple crossroads. School bells and harvesting seasons punctuated simple country lives. By the end of World War II, subdivisions replaced farms, the township was incorporated — and gracious homes and new businesses replaced clapboard structures which was a signifi cant step in the development of Troy, our beautiful neighboring city.

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  • 26Apr
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    Normandy: From Omaha Beach to the Falaise Gap

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

    THE AMERICAN ARMY IN NORMANDY FROM OMAHA BEACH TO THE FALAISE GAP

    Jim Craft, B.A., M.A., Career Consultant & Historian

    Success on D-Day was the beginning the ultimate defeat of Germany. Learn how despite sustaining horrible loses, the American army breached the Atlantic Wall and gained control of the bluffs overlooking Omaha Beach.

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  • 3May
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    One Man's Quest to See the World

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Mr. McGaugh spoke at Next in March, but a storm prevented many people from attending. Here is a repeat performance, this time with photography!

    In 2017, Mr. McGaugh completed his quest to visit every country and continent on Earth; 50 states, 7 continents and 252 countries and lands. He then authored Longitude and Latitude with Attitude: One Man’s Quest to See the Entire World to capture these experiences. Join Rufus as he shares his interesting and adventurous path of life.

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  • 7 May
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    Morning Walking Group

    Every Monday, Wednesday at 9:30am-12:00am

    Join other Next members for a little camaraderie while walking through the neighborhood or take advantage of the Seaholm track right behind Next. You can also add more variety to your fi tness routine by incorporating the new Next Fit Park into your morning before or after your walk. This is a non-facilitated group. Stop in the Next lobby and join other members looking to walk in a group dynamic.

  • 8May
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    Living with Parkinson's

    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

    LIVING WITH & UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON’S DISEASE
    A PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S AND THEIR FAMILIES

    This 5-week series at NEXT provides information and discussion on all aspects of living with PD. This program is of value to the newly diagnosed as well as patients and families dealing with PD for several years. These sessions will be presented by health care professionals who specialize in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The program is free of charge, however you must pre-register.


    Tuesday, May 8 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Introduction: What is Parkinson’s Disease & Managing Medication
    Learn what causes Parkinson’s, the motor and non-motor symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Review of Parkinson’s medications, how they are administered, effectiveness, and side effects.

    Tuesday, May 15 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Role of Rehab Therapy & Exercise in Managing Parkinson’s
    Presented by a physical therapist and occupational therapist.
    Exercise is a critical component of living well with Parkinson’s. Learn how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Occupational therapist will teach how to manage “freezing”, gait issues, and activities of daily living.

    Tuesday, May 22 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Speech & Swallowing Issues
    Parkinson’s can cause problems with speech and swallowing. A speech therapist will explain the mechanisms of speech and swallowing and provide exercises participants can do at home to address these problems.

    Tuesday June 5, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Non Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s
    Discuss non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease and how to manage them. Symptoms include constipation, urinary problems, sexual concerns, orthostatic hypotension, thermoregulation, sweating, skin problems, pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, pain, and fatigue.

    Tuesday, June 12 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Mental Health Issues: Coping with Depression & Anxiety
    Review common feelings people with Parkinson’s and their family members experience with a diagnosis and the progression of a chronic condition. Discuss the common stages people go through in adapting to changes created by this condition, coping methods, and warning signs that additional support may be needed. 

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  • 9May
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    Opitcal Update

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30am

    Dr. Phillip Ellston, Optometrist

    Over 35 million Americans have chronic conditions of dry eye disease and glaucoma. Many of these people are undiagnosed and continue to suffer without proper management. What can we do about this? Dr. Phillip Elston, from Clarity Advanced Eyecare and Michigan Dry Eye Center in Birmingham, returns to discuss why dry eye and glaucoma are so often improperly diagnosed and treated. He will touch on risk factors, treatments, and when to know if a thorough workup of your condition is necessary. He will also offer a simple screening of risk factors associated with glaucoma. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about eye health and get your dry eye and glaucoma questions answered

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  • 10May
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    Vision Enrichment Support Group

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00am

    May 10th and June 14th

    Facilitated by the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Those who are visually challenged are welcome to join to discuss issues and hear speakers. Family and caregivers are also invited to join us.

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  • 10May
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    The Middle East

    Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Professor Saeed Khan, JD Department of Near East & Asian Studies - WSU

    Professor Khan is an expert on U.S. policy, globalization, Middle East and Islamic Studies and bioethics. He has contributed to C-span, NPR, Voice of America, National Press Club, CBC and the BBC. He founded a think tank and policy center examining the condition of immigrant groups in North America and Europe. Professor Khan also consults with American and British governments to assist with Muslim communities.

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  • 11May
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    What's Your Story

    Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:30am

    Retired Pastor and founder of Birmingham Grace Baptist Church, Charles Whitfi eld, will talk to you about the importance of creating an autobiography. Some of the topics discussed will be what to include, how to recall memories and why family will fi nd this of importance. Come with an open mind and heart!

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  • 16May
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    The Art of Mondful Living

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

    Julie Levinson, Certified Yoga Therapist

    It’s easy to get distracted and feel overwhelmed by our busy schedules and the ever-changing world around us. Bring calm and peacefulness into your life by learning how to be present in the moment. Julie Levinson, Certified Yoga Therapist at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, will lead eating-with-intention techniques and meditation exercises. Incorporating holistic methods, such as the of power of intention, guided imagery, and mindful eating will leave you with a new sense of focus and joy for the moment.

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  • 17May
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    KLM Bike and Fitness Presents:

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Bicycle Computers & Fitness Tracking

    Let the experts from KLM Bike and Fitness walk you through the fundamentals of bicycle computers and fi tness tracking. This will be a “hands-on” clinic demonstrating different types of bicycle computers, their benefi ts and how to choose the perfect tool for the job! Topics to be covered, but not limited to: measuring speed and distance, what is cadence, gps for computers, and apps for smartphones.

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  • 17May
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    Artificial Intelligence

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

    Professor David Ostrowski, BBA, MS, PhD - LTU

    Artificial intelligence predates modern computing. It started in the 1940s by those in the fi elds of medicine and mathematics who were interested in the activity of the brain. It infl uences our daily lives, including our purchase decisions, transportation, and even how we wash our clothes.

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  • 22May
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    Discover Your Family Tree

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

    If you have the family history bug, learn how to begin and what tools are helpful. Diane Oslund, skilled genealogist, will provide strategies and share examples of common research mistakes. This presentation gives tips on how to fi nd what you need to uncover the past! Light refreshments provided! Generously sponsored by Kathi Jones-Cutler of Max Broock Realtors.

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  • 23May
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    Active Shooter Training

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:30pm

    WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION

    Commander Scott Grewe, Birmingham Police Department, has presented active shooter training (ALICE) at local schools and businesses, sharing valuable safety information for dangerous situations. Active shooter concerns are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because these situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, sometimes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter. These are not building specifi c directions, but practical steps to minimize risk and harm, wherever you are.

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  • 24May
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    Search for the Ellis OutHouse

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Carol Bacak-Egbo, Oakland University Professor, Historian and Project Advisor for Oakland County Parks, returns to discuss the outhouse located on the site of the historic Ellis Farmstead in Springfi eld Township, Michigan. Ever wonder why archaeologists go digging for old outhouses? Historic archaeologists have great interest in outhouses because they often contain artifacts of the past that people tossed either intentionally or accidentally down the deep, dark hole never to be seen again (so they thought). Learn more about how and why archaeologists would dig up the site of an old outhouse and what the Ellis Farmhouse dig revealed about local history! Kindly sponsored by Oakland County Parks

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  • 24May
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    Let's Have Some Magical Fun!

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Joshua Wilde, Magician

    A graduate of Second City Improv in Chicago, comedian and magician Joshua Wilde will treat magic like an art and demonstrate a unique style of juggling that you’ve gotta see to believe. Be entertained by the magician who promises the “highest form of magical entertainment”.

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  • 30May
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    Dinner & a Classic: All About Eve

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Jealousy, manipulation, and betrayal unfold in this 1950 tour de force drama of an ambitious wannabe, Eve (Anne Baxter), who sets her sights on stealing the spotlight from legendary stage actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Insecurities and designer gowns abound as Margo desperately tries to hold on. Not rated 2 hours 18 minutes

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  • 31May
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    Hezbollah in Latiin America

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, Religious Scholar & International Affairs Expert

    Hezbollah in the Americas  

    Hezbollah with Iranian support has been establishing a presence in South and Central America for the purpose of traffi cking drugs. Now they have moved to Mexico. What are the implications?

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  • 5Jun
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    Cooking with Friends

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:30pm

    Come join Next’s own Bev Singer and Dennys Grady, who will share their favorite easy recipes for healthy snacks! You can enjoy these recipes for a mid-day bite, lunch or late night snack that are also healthy! Tastings included.

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  • 6Jun
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    Accoustic Guitar & Vocals

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

    John D. Lamb - Enjoy an hour of music and singing with award winning John D. Lamb.  John’s CD, Feel That, is the winner of the 2007 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording. Enjoy songs from the 50s and beyond. There are bound to be a few songs that will take you back in time! Kindly sponsored by Affordable HomeCare.

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  • 7Jun
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    Downsizing Workshop

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 10:00am

    Join Realtor Kathi Jones-Cutler and John Green of Morse Moving to get tips from the pros on starting the process of moving. They will discuss how to clear the clutter and prepare your home for the market — then packing the right way, box basics, wrapping and “how to” labeling hints. Kindly sponsored by Kathi Jones-Cutler of Max Broock Realtors

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  • 7Jun
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    Michigan War Dogs

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Phillip Weitlauf, U.S. Army Veteran

    Military War Dogs are an important part of our military. In WWI, they were called Ambulance Dogs and in WWII they were scouts, trackers and messengers, saving 15,000 lives. In Korea, one War Dog Platoon saved thousands of lives. In Vietnam, War Dogs saved more than 10,000 lives — and in Iraq, they detected IEDs and worked in roadside check points. They continue on duty today in Afghanistan with 600 teams deployed, saving lives every day. Military War Dog Ziva will make an appearance at Next!

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  • 11Jun
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    2018 Golf Classic to Benefit Next

    Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00pm

    2018 Golf Classic to Benefit Next will be held June 11th at Lincoln Hills. Registration begins at 1:00 pm along with a preview of the amazing silent auction and the putting contest. Nine hole shotgun start with cart at 2:00 pm with a scramble format complete with contests. Prizes for the first place team, longest drive, closest to the pin, and don’t miss out - the Hole in One prize is a Cadillac! Golf will be followed by drinks and appetizers in the club house where the silent auction will be open for bidding - Look for rounds of golf at highly sought after area courses such as Pine Lake Country Club, restaurant certificates and items perfect for father’s day. Dinner will be served under the pavilion at the top of the course when contest winners are announced!

    Thank you to our 2018 Tournament Sponsor : Thorton and Grooms

    Spots fill up quickly, please reserved your spot early!

    Thank you to our growing list of 2018 Golf Classic sponsors:

    The Somerset Collection
    All Seasons of Birmingham
    Mills Pharmacy & Apothecary
    Morgan Stanley
    Pat Meyers
    Pugh/Moak P.C.

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  • 13Jun
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    Birmingham Bicentennial- The Saginaw Trail

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00pm

    Next welcomes Birmingham Museum’s Director and author, Leslie Pielack, to share some little known details about the unique circumstances that made all the difference in the origin and success of Birmingham. Questions will be answered such as “How and why did the founders of Birmingham (Elijah Willits, John Hamilton, and John West Hunter) settle the wilderness in a location that has become some of the most valuable real estate in the nation?” and “What was their connection to each other, and why was the Saginaw Trail (Woodward Avenue) the key to their success?”

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  • 14Jun
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    The Algiers Motel Murders

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Professor Danielle McGuire, BA, MA, PhD College of Literature Arts & Sciences - WSU

    Today, as protestors around the country demand an end to police violence — and cities like Chicago, Ferguson and Baltimore simmer and seethe with racial tension — understanding the causes and consequences of the Algiers Motel murders and the history of the 1967 Detroit uprising holds the promise for reconciliation and future change. Failure to heed this history can only lead to what James Baldwin called “the fi re next time.”

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  • 21Jun
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    Cold War Crisis- The Korean War

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Professor Bruce Zellers, MA, BA Oakland University

    As the Cold War between Communism and the West developed after 1945, a military clash became more likely. It arrived with the American intervention in Korea in 1950. Like the later war in Vietnam, this confl ict proved to be costly and frustrating. But unlike Vietnam, the United States forces remain in Korea and thereby vulnerable to any renewal of hostilities on that peninsula.

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  • 27Jun
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    Dinner & a Classic: Vertigo

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm

    Hitchcock’s romantic story of obsession, manipulation and fear. A detective (James Stewart) is forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow offi cer and the girl (Kim Novak) he was hired to follow. He sees a double of the girl, causing him to transform her image onto the dead girl’s body. This leads him into a cycle of madness and lies. Not rated 2 hours 3 minutes

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  • 28Jun
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    Legalizing Marijuana?

    Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 6:00pm

    Matthew Abel, Attorney, Exec. Director - NORML

    The aim of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is to move public opinion suffi ciently to achieve the legalization of non-medical marijuana so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults, including cultivation for personal use is no longer subject to penalty. What would this mean for Michigan? What are the benefi ts of legalizing marijuana?

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