Enrichment

  • 20 Feb
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    Coin Club

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

    Coin Club

  • 19 Feb
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    Stamp Club

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

    Stamp club.

  • 20 Feb
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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. 

    Jan 2- Now You See Me
    Jan 9 - Philomena
    Jan 16 - Mickey Blue Eyes
    Jan 23 - Born in China
    Feb 6 - Age of Adaline
    Feb 13 - Little Women
    Feb. 20 - Soloist

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  • 21 Feb
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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.

  • 22 Feb
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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.

  • 20 Feb
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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

  • 5Sep
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    Bridge Lessons

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:30am

    Beginner and Intermediate player are welcome.

    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 to 11:30 am
    Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 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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  • 22 Feb
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    Life Transitions

    Every Friday at 12:00am-12:00am

    Conversation & Companionship Every Friday morning at 9:00 am

    Have you experienced a significant transition recently? Perhaps the loss of a spouse or child, divorce or a move? This new group meets weekly to provide a little comfort, and mutual support to one another.  Join Next members who are looking to connect to others with similar life-changing experiences.  Gather for support, advice and companionship.

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  • 18 Feb
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    We Love Our Sponsors!

    Every (all day)

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

    We are grateful for our partnerships!! Without sponsor support, Next could not meet the growing needs of our 50-plus community.

    From programming, to transportation and support services, we appreciate your assistance!!

  • 18 Feb
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    Conversational Spanish

    Every Monday at 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and
    February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:00 from 7:00 pm

    March 4 make-up if necessary

    Join Lisa Mimmio, Spanish interpreter and teacher, as she teaches the fundamentals of Spanish. This class includes basic conversation, verb conjugation and how to communicate in Spanish while traveling. After living in Spain, Lisa has the experienceto introduce you to the Spanish language. Hola migos!!

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  • 19 Feb
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    Coffee & Conversation: New Women's Group

    Every Tuesday at 11:00am-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!

  • 18Feb
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    Trivia Time!

    Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:00pm

    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

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  • 18Feb
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    The Beauty of Native Plants

    Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:08pm

    THE BEAUTY OF NATIVE PLANTS: Their Function in Supporting Wildlife in Urban & Suburban Landscapes

    Native plants can withstand our Michigan weather without supplemental water, fertilizers, or sprays. In addition, native plants co-evolved relationships with our native insects, and together, form the foundation of the food chain that supports butterfl ies, bees, birds, and predators. Join Drew Lathin, Owner of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, as he shares his expertise and passion for sustainable landscaping. Kindly sponsored by Waltonwood Royal Oak.

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  • 18Feb
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    Our Environment

    Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:55pm

    Nicholas Schroeck, Environmental Law Expert, Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

    There are many issues facing our environment. What are the latest advancements, threats and trends in Michigan and nationally? Join us to learn more about environmental and public health concerns in our region — from the Great Lakes to air quality to PFAs (per- and polyfl uoroalkyl substances)
    to climate change.

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  • 19Feb
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    John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

    Ernest L. Abel, local author and emeritus professor at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, joins us to discuss his latest book about John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. This book tells of Booth’s life and the tragic stories of the many women who fell under his charismatic spell. Abel’s other works include A Finger in Lincoln’s Brain and Singing the New Nation, both refl ecting his interest in the Civil War period. Kindly sponsored by Oak Street Health.

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  • 20Feb
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    How to Protect Your Life Savings

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00pm

    Join Collin Dickey, Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney from the Rutkowski Law Firm, for a presentation on asset protection. Given the current global and economic situation, many people are concerned about losing their savings. Learn the most common mistakes families make and how to avoid
    them while protecting your assets. Planning for the unknown (illness, disability or even death) can protect your spouse and other family members. How to qualify for Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefi ts will be discussed. Join us to get answers to these important issues.

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  • 21Feb
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    New Member Coffee

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00am

    If you are a new member, please join us for coffee and conversation.  Meet other new members and learn more about Next including new programs, classes, and events, off-site activities and support services.  Light refreshments provided.

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  • 21Feb
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    Winston Churchill: War Leader

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Winston Churchill was one of the most influential people of the 21st Century. He has been said to have mobilized the English language and rallied the British People to stand alone against the Nazi tyranny. This discussion will cover Churchill’s entire life, but will focus on his role as a wartime leader.

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  • 26Feb
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    Heart Healthy Diet

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

    Heart-healthy eating is an important way to lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Maggie Demock, a Registered Dietician with Beaumont Rehabilitation Centers, returns to Next to share her tips on a diet that will get the most benefi t for your heart. She will share her tips for planning, executing
    and enjoying a heart healthy diet. Join us as we learn how to implement practices during this, National Heart Awareness Month!

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  • 27Feb
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    Dinner & a Classic - It Happened One Night

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00pm

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

    In Frank Capra’s acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress (Claudette Colbert), marries the scheming King Westley, leading her father to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) who offers to reunite her with her new husband in exchange for their store. During their travels, the reporter fi nds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. Not rated 1 hour 54 minutes

  • 28Feb
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    Ready, Set, Spell!

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Join us for this fun event where you’ll be asked to spell words with varying degree of difficulty. Spelling bees originated around 1850 and had their heyday in the 50’s and 60’s. We want to bring them back — to Next! So put on your thinking cap and join us for a little friendly competition reminiscent
    of days gone by.

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  • 28Feb
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    Millennials & Technology

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Gus Mondalek, International Affairs Expert & Religious Scholar

    Gus returns to Next for a discussion about how the Millennials and Gen-Z are impacting society, technology and politics worldwide. Learn about similarities and differences between these groups and what we can do to better understand and improve communication with these very important next generations!

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  • 6Mar
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    The New Tax Law: How to Make it Work For You (Resheduled)

    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 1:00pm

    How do the new tax laws affect retirees and retirement planning as well as tax liabilities? Many of the new laws are geared towards minimizing taxes — which means more money in your pocket and less paid out to Uncle Sam! Join Eric Giddings, Trifound Certifi ed Public Accountant to learn about the critical
    items that could affect you now and in the years to come.

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  • 7Mar
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    Mindful Relaxation, Sleep and Brain Health

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00am

    Join Kathy Housey, “Brains and Balance” instructor, as she presents the latest findings on the aging brain. This fourth lecture will reveal the importance and lasting effects both relaxation and sleep have on achieving and maintaining brain health. Kathy will offer tips for getting a better night’s sleep.
    You will enjoy a seven minute guided relaxation at the end of the lecture. Generously sponsored by Bellbrook of Rochester.

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  • 12Mar
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    The Detroit Chevrolet Grand Prix

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:30pm

    CHEVROLET GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR
    Merrill Cain, Grand Prix Spokesman

    As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear prepares to celebrate the 30th Grand Prix in Detroit’s history in 2019, join Grand Prix Communications Director Merrill Cain as we look ahead to the May 31 through June 2 event at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. Mr. Cain will share all the inside details about the race and some exciting new enhancements for 2019. So, start your engines and learn more about next summer’s celebration!

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  • 14Mar
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    Wine and It's Complexities

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:00pm

    John Jonna, Wine Expert, Owner of Vinology & Vinotecca Wine Bars

    Wine, often considered as a food and a beverage, has thousands of varying and ever-changing flavors as a result of man and nature working together! Wine is a pleasure to enjoy and a reward to study. Learn about wine’s incredible history whose production involves agriculture, gastronomy, chemistry,
    biology and romance! Mr. Jonna will share his passion for food and wine and the story of his long and lovely life.

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  • 28Mar
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    The Orgins of Big Business

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Professor Francis S. Blouin, Information & History, UM College of LSA

    How did we go from constructing carriages one unit at a time in the late 19th Century to Ford’s production of over one million vehicles per year by 1920? The answer is a complicated one and addresses the transformation of the American economy from the age of individualized production to the era
    of big business. This story discusses cars, railroads, department stores, advertising, consumer culture and more!

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  • 4Apr
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    Fake News

    Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Professor Francis S. Blouin, Information & History, UM College of LSA

    How did we go from constructing carriages one unit at a time in the late 19th Century to Ford’s production of over one million vehicles per year by 1920? The answer is a complicated one and addresses the transformation of the American economy from the age of individualized production to the era
    of big business. This story discusses cars, railroads, department stores, advertising, consumer culture and more!

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  • 18Apr
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    When I'm Ninety-Four - The Civic Implications of Aging in Place

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

    Robin Boyle, Retired Professor of Urban Studies & Planning, Wayne State University & Birmingham Planning Commission Member

    Setting the “aging of America” into a national and international context, Professor Boyle’s talk will focus on the civic implications of aging in place — and will examine those that will shape urban society in the coming decades: security and insecurity, mobility and immobility, adapting the home, technology and income.

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  • 25Apr
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    An Amazing Musical Revue!

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

    AN AMAZING MUSICAL REVUE

    Chris Ayotte, entertainer and celebrity impersonator is an international award winning celebrity impressionist! He has entertained at a variety of venues across the country with his distinct voice and fun-loving style of comedy. Chris is especially recognized for his vocal likeness to Elvis and for his ability to re-create many celebrities! Those who have heard Chris call him “one of the best!”

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  • 2May
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    Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00pm

    Join us for a special celebration as we sample this colorful, fun and history-rich holiday. Cinco de Mayo — translated “Fifth of May” — commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican- American culture. We will enjoy food, music and a fun game of Loteria, traditional Mexican bingo. Generously sponsored by All Seasons of Birmingham.

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