Enrichment & Socialization

  • Book Bingo Fun!

    Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Celebrate "March is Reading Month" with this fun event where you'll meet fellow readers, play BOOK BINGO, win prizes and more — all while delighting in your love of books. Literary fun guaranteed. Let’s also thank Marcia and Steve Wilkinson for all they do to keep the Next Library so welcoming and enjoyable.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, March 24, 2023 | 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.
  • Women's Conversation Group

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 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!

  • The History of Belly Dance

    Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Special Dance Performance with Ziva Lynn

    Take a journey into the world of Raks Sharqi — known as Belly Dance — with Ziva. Join us for a brief historical seminar on this amazing dance form and then witness it's beauty, as Ziva performs a traditional set. We will end with an audience participation exercise that will be sure to put a smile on every face. Do not miss this informative, educational and fun workshop suitable for all! Ziva has been educating and performing for audiences all over the world for close to four decades. Her motto as a teacher and dancer is to share the joy of dance with the surrounding community, to educate people on the purpose and history of dance and to inspire everyone to partake in the universal language that is dance! Generously sponsored by CarePatrol. 

  • Men's Roundtable Discussion Group

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 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

  • Music Monday with the Children of the ECC

    Monday, April 3, 2023 | 12:01-11:59pm

    Please register in person or by calling the Next office. Available time slots: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and 3:00.

    Join us as we help the students and staff of Birmingham’s Early Childhood Center (ECC), celebrate “Music Monday”. This is a special day that is celebrated annually at ECC where they recognize the school’s accreditation by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Next members will be invited into various classrooms to sing, play music, dance and maybe even do an activity or two. Enjoy the wonder of the young and the young-at-heart interacting together

  • Ask the Attorney Consultation

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 12:00-12:45pm

    Local attorney Ed Pugh will be at Next to provide assistance with your legal questions. Please call Next to schedule your complimentary 15-minute appointment. Only available to Next members. Please call the main office to schedule. 

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 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.

  • Matthew Ball aka The Boogie Woogie Kid!

    Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 6:00-7:00pm

    Join Matthew Ball, The Boogie Woogie Kid, for this concert of toe-tappin’ music! Called the “Fastest fingers in the Midwest!” Matthew is the piano man with more than five million YouTube views! He will perform American Songbook favorites from New Orleans and the Swing Dance Era. We will enjoy boogiewoogie piano hits as well as classic hits.

    We are grateful to Stuart Jeffares for his generous sponsorship of the Next Big Nigtht Out Entertainment Series!

  • "The Gift of Music" Chamber Music Concert

    Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 1:00-2:00pm

    The Windscape Trio returns to NEXT to share a program of familiar and “new” music — offered by the composers as gifts to individuals and communities. The concert will include classical, ragtime, folk tunes and light jazz selections. The traditional Shaker melody “Simple Gifts”, as well as “Amazing Grace”, will be featured in special trio arrangements. The Windscape Trio includes Jennie Spenner, fl ute; Lillian Dean, clarinet; Walter Dean, bassoon; and Michele Prud’homme, percussion and narrator. Kindly sponsored by American House Stone.

  • Trader Joe's

    Friday, April 28, 2023 | 12:30-1:30pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

    Pam Smith, Trader Joe’s crewmember extraordinaire, returns to Next with another sampling of Trader Joe’s favorites. This time, the fare will take on a more international flair, with tasty samples from the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Come see what surprises Pam has in store for us!