Enrichment & Health
Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 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!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 9:00-11:00amMen 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
Mindfulness & Meditation
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm
Wednesdays 3:00 -4:00 pm. 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.
Dinner & a Classic: The Dark Passage
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Vincent Parry (Humphrey Bogart) has just escaped from prison after being locked up for a crime he did not commit — murdering his wife. On the outside, Vincent finds that his face is betraying him, literally — so he finds a plastic surgeon to give him new features. After getting a ride out of town from a stranger, Vincent crosses paths with a young woman (Lauren Bacall) who lets him stay in her apartment while he heals and continues to try and clear his name. Not Rated 1 hour 46 minutes
Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm
Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics every Wednesday eveing at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is provided.
Full synopsis of each film can be seen here.
Current Events Discussion Group
Friday, February 28, 2020 | 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.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pm
Stamp club. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Celebrating the Voices of Women: A Musical Tribute
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm
Next welcomes the Windscape Trio with Jennie Spencer on flute, Lillian Dean on clarinet, and Walter Dean on bassoon. This talented group will present an unforgettable celebration of women in music. You will be entertained with patriotic anthems, operas featuring women and music composed by women. Light refreshments will be served at 1:00 pm and the concert will follow.
Generously sponsored by Chester Street Residence.
State Rep. Mari Manoogian and special guest, Mallory McMarrow!
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am
March 6th - Join Mari in welcoming her special guest, Mallory McMorrow
With summer winding down, we will be back in the swing of things with regular in-district office hours - the first Friday of the month at Birmingham Next. Join us for coffee and conversation. Get answers to your question and concerns at this intimate conversation with Mari! Drop-ins welcome!
Popular Reads Book Club
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm
Rebekah Craft, Associate Director of the Baldwin Public Library, leads book discussions of popular books. The March book selection is Ask Again, Yes! by Mary Beth Keane — and the April book selection is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Register at Next — and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book! (Books will be available in the Next Office)
New - Non- Fiction Book Club
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am
This new book club will begin meeting the second Thursday of each month in February to discuss a different type of nonfiction literary work.Facilitated by Baldwin Library professionals, join us to discuss From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty in March — and The Poisoned City by Anna Clark in April. Register at Next and Baldwin Public Library will provide the book!
Ted Talks at Next- Get Inspired
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 10:30-11:30am
TED TALKS AT NEXT: Want to be inspired? Thursdays at 10:30 am - Members 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 12 - Why we laugh
March 26 - A visula history of human knowledge
April 9 - A not so scientific experiment on laughter
April 23 How trees talk to each other
Monday, March 16, 2020 | 4:00-6:00pm
Trivia Night returns! Enjoy an evening of trivia in a lively, interactive quiz-like atmosphere! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with a chance to win bragging rights! Pizza provided! Generously sponsored Hospice of Michigan
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 7:00-9:00pmCoin Club
Chess for Begining & Intermediate Players
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm
Fellow Next members and accomplished Chess players, Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching beginner and intermediate chess players tactics and positioning with play time.
GARDEN ACTIVITY: Vegetable Seed Planting
Monday, March 23, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm
Tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, oh my! It may be hard to think about gardening just yet, but we want to be ready when it comes time to plant. We will plant seeds for the Next garden and
for participants as well. You will plant the seeds on the first date and replant into larger containers on the second date.
You will be able to take home at least 6 plants for your own home garden.
Dinner & a Classic - The Big Sleep
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm
A dangerous blackmailer has targeted the Sternwoods, a wealthy family once tucked away in the safety of their Los Angeles mansion. But while private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart)
works on the case, he ends up falling for the clan’s fi ery daughter (Lauren Bacall). Cracking dialogue and the perfect pairing of Bogart and Bacall make this adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel a timeless classic. Not Rated 1 hour 54 minutes. Generously sponsored by Wellsbrooke Home Health.
Self Awareness & Self Defense with The Birmingham Police
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 5:30-7:30pm
Two dates to choose from: Tuesday March 31, 5:50 - 7:30 pm or Saturday April 4, 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Join Officer Pederson for this 2-hour, interactive class focusing on safety in all aspects of life. You will learn the value of awareness and how that alone will increase your chances of survival and prevent you from becoming a victim.
We will discuss current issues including ever-evolving cyber and financial crimes, phone scams, common crimes in our area, target-hardening your home, real-life “what-if” scenarios, tips for surviving a critical incident or active shooter event, and hands-on conflict resolution tactics.
The physical tactic portion is optional and one can learn just by observing. Basic, street smart survival skills will be presented in a safe training environment at a pace at which all ages can participate!
Class size is limited to 14 people, so register early!
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
This 6-week course is provided to our members in conjunction with Gleaners Community Food Bank. This experience is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition coordinator, and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. Participants will sample creations in class and will be given groceries to prepare the featured meal at home. This learning experience is cumulative; therefore, you must be able to attend all six classes to participate.
How to Volunteer in our Community
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 6:00-7:00pm
Want to shake off winter with a renewed dedication to giving back to the community? Join us as representatives from local organizations share opportunities to contribute your time and talent in much needed, meaningful ways. More than ten organizations all making a positive impact, helping animals, children and teens, elderly and other groups will briefl y share details about how to get involved.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm
Join us on Earth Day to learn more about the new Garden Club. Learn about the gardens here at Next and how you can have a part in keeping them beautiful! We will take
a tour of the Next gardens and make a plan for maintaining them. We will also plan for speakers and activities for the season. No gardening experience is needed. We
welcome all levels of physical ability.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm
Are you new to Medicare or considering retirement? Please join us for information and a discussion on Medicare, the different parts and what you need to sign up for, costs and plan options
for 2020. Army Veteran Kyle Crume, General Manager and founder of the Senior Health Shop will share his knowledge on all things Medicare. We are here to help you!
Dinner and a Classic; The Searchers
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
After his entire family is viciously wiped out, hardened war veteran Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) embarks on a long journey to fi nd his only surviving niece, Debbie (Natalie Wood), who
has been captured by hostile Comanche Indians. Director John Ford’s richly scenic Western also stars Vera Miles. Not Rated 1 hour 59 minutes
Next Bike Groups - Kick off Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 5:00-6:00pm
Kick-Off Meeting - Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm Join us as we kick-off the new cycling season at Next! You will meet fellow riders and hear about the exciting additions to these weekly rides.
Next is proud to offer two biking groups! Stuart Jeffares, our own very accomplished rider, will lead and share information about both the Slow Roll and the Intermediate Roll
Biking Groups. Please join us to discuss start dates, times, equipment, plans and a new incentive program.
Slow Roll Bike Group: Monday late afternoons
Intermediate Bike Group: Tuesday mornings