Enrichment & Socialization

  • GMR

    May 1-31, 2022

    THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY

    We are excited to be working with Michigan Humanities and their literary selection of Mary Doria Russell’s The Women of the Copper Country. We will host a variety of programs to learn more about this important time in Michigan’s history.

    GET YOUR COMLIMENTARY COPY OF THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY! May 2 through May 13 Please stop in the offi ce for your complimentary copy The Women of the Copper Country to learn about the story of Annie Clements, the courageous 25-year-old Calumet woman who led a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. We also have a limited number of audio and e-book versions available. Please contact the Next office of you would like an audio or e-book copy.

  • Panel Exhibit: Tumult & Tragedy: Michigan's 1913-14 Copper Strike

    May 2-25, 2022

    Explore one of the greatest upheavals in Michigan history and an important part of The Women of the Copper Country story. Visit the touring panel exhibit installed throughout Next, on loan from the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections. 

  • Women's Conversation Group

    Tuesday, May 17, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 2022 | 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.

  • Jeffery Cavataio Performs at Next!

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Everyone who heard Jeffrey Cavataio perform at Next last year asked us to bring him back!! Jeffrey is a classy, modern day crooner with an upbeat pop twist. Captivating his audiences with heartfelt original songs and soulful renditions of many of our favorites. He has been compared to Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Neil Diamond and Dean Martin, singers known for their expressive voices. We’re hosting Jeff as he prepares for his United States national tour and the launch of his second album, The Best of Stage and Screen. Please join us for a special evening with Jeffrey Cavataio — a truly platinum performer!

     

     

    We are excited to welcome Stuart Jeffares as the 2022 sponsor of The Next Big Night Out! Expect exciting special entertainment events where you are invited to enjoy sensational performances! Thank you, Stuart, for your sponsorship of The Next Big Night Out in 2022.

  • Coin Club

    Wednesday, May 18, 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.

  • Current Events Discussion Group

    Friday, May 20, 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.
  • Film Screening: Red Metal: The Copper County Strike of 1913

    Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm

    Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 pm  

    Join us to watch Emmy Award winning fi lmmaker Jonathan Silver’s Red Metal documentary. This fi lm focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. The fi lm was the catalyst that led author, Maria Doria Russell to write The Women of the Copper Country and is an important foundation for our study.

  • Film Screening: Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913

    Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Tuesday, May 31 at 1:00 pm

    Join us to watch Emmy Award winning fi lmmaker Jonathan Silver’s Red Metal documentary. This fi lm focuses on the 100th anniversary of an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party in what is now Calumet. Known as the Italian Hall Disaster, it remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history. The fi lm was the catalyst that led author, Maria Doria Russell to write The Women of the Copper Country and is an important foundation for our study.

  • Summer Kick-Off! Tacos Lunch & Lawn Games

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Help us celebrate the unofficial start of summer! There will be tacos, tortilla chips, salsa and a beverage for all who attend. Maravilloso! And for those who might want to work off their lunch, we’ll have a few lawn games set up in the Courtyard. Generously sponsored by Brookdale Southfeld.

  • Stamp Club

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | 7:00-9:00pm

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

  • Mocktail Party! Cocktail Music!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 5:00-7:00pm

    Come on everyone, let’s celebrate summer at the Next Mocktail Party! Enjoy live cocktail music as you sample some delicious, colorful mocktails! We’ll have some delectable appetizers too! If you like, wear your favorite hat, just for fun! Let’s get together to celebrate friendship and toast to each other’s health and happiness.

                                                                           

    We are excited to welcome Stuart Jeffares as the 2022 sponsor of The Next Big Night Out! Expect exciting special entertainment events where you are invited to enjoy sensational performances! Thank you, Stuart, for your sponsorship of The Next Big Night Out in 2022.

  • Next Artist Exhibit & Sale

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 11:00-7:00pm

    Next is home to many amazingly talented artists who work in a wide variety of mediums including acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, pottery, and needle and fiber arts. We will showcase some of their works at this special art show and sale — right here at Next. Please drop in anytime throughout the day and bring a friend or two along! If you would like to display work in this non-juried exhibit, you must be a member or currently registered in a Next art class. Each artist must submit an entry form by Tuesday, May 31. Forms are available in the Next office.

  • Book Discussion - The Women of Copper County

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm

    Rebekah Craft - Director Baldwin Public Library

    Let’s have a deeper discussion about this riveting account of 25-year-old Annie Clements who stood up for the Upper Peninsula miners and their families during the 1913 Calumet copper strike. Please join us even if you haven’t read the novel to learn about these important historical events.

  • Hot Dogs @ Next!

    Friday, June 24, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm

    Join us for the fi rst hot dog picnic of the summer! Relax and enjoy a summer afternoon with your Next friends. Generously sponsored by Baldwin House Senior Living Birmingham.