Cards and Games

Cards will resume in May under strict adherence to all CDC guidelines including temperature checks upon entry, wearing masks and social distancing.

  • Chess Club

    Thursday, August 18, 2022 | 4:00-6:00pm

    Lessons: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
    Open Play: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    This club seeks to bring together people who have an interest in chess. Fellow Next members Chris Dow and Bruce Dobras will be teaching tactics and positioning. For additional information,
    please contact Chris Dow at 248-647-0728.

  • Friday afternoon - Duplicate Bridge

    Friday, August 19, 2022 | 11:00-1:00pm

    Please note start date: June 4 th 

    Duplicate Bridge - Facilitator: Irv Feldman. 248-828-5346 Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 pm

  • Pinochle- Drop in

    Friday, August 19, 2022 | 12:00-2:00pm

    Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 12:00 - 2:00 in the lobby.

    No experience necessary.  Anyone who is interested in playing or learning how to play is welcome.  Drop-in and have fun!

  • Mah Jongg

    Friday, August 19, 2022 | 1:00-4:00pm

    Mondays 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Come with your own Mah Jongg table partner or stop by the office to sign up if you would like to play. You must be able to play independently. If you are interested in joining a group,
    contact the Next office.

  • Duplicate Bridge

    Monday, August 22, 2022 | 11:30-2:00pm

    Regulars and newcomers alike enjoy playing this fun and challenging form of bridge.

  • Canasta!

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 12:00-3:00pm

    Each Tuesday - drop in, no registration required. 

    Join fellow Next members to play Canasta. Play this unique and fun card game with a few competitive Next friends!

  • Socki!

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 12:30-2:30pm

    Tuesdays drop-in, no registration necessary. 

    Socki is a family card game for 2-8 players that plays like an open faced gin rummy. If you can count to 12, you can play Socki.

  • Chess at Next

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm

    Every Tuesday.

    Did you know Next has chess boards available in the office? You can borrow one for use in the center anytime — but on Tuesday we will be setting up the boards for drop in play in the lobby. Come and enjoy the centuries old game of kings. All boards and pieces are thoroughly sanitized after each use or for a safer option, bring your own set. 

  • Birmingham Stamp Club

    Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm

    For information contact Ken Rusch at 248-968-3505


    Monday, September 19, 2022 | 1:00-3:00pm

    First and Third Mondays of the month. Drop -in, no registration necessary.

    Eight games of regular bingo are played. Play up to four cards at only $2 apiece. Pay upon arrival.

  • Trivia Time at Next!

    Monday, September 19, 2022 | 3:00-4:00pm

    Enjoy an evening trivia in a lively, interactive quizlike atmosphere with a professional and entertaining trivia host! Teams of four can enjoy a little friendly competition with
    a chance to win bragging rights.  

  • Birmingham Coin Club

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 6:00-8:00pm

    For information contact Robert Beuter at 248-646-9657.

  • New! Intro to Beginning Bridge and Beginning Bridge - Focus on Bidding

    Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 10:00-12:00pm


    Five sessions - Thursdays, September 22, 29 and October 6, 13, and 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Next welcomes instructor Laura Burke. Laura began playing bridge over 15 years ago and was awarded her Bronze Life Master in 2021. During this time, she has learned that bridge is socially, mentally and competitively enriching. She enjoys teaching to provide students the opportunity to appreciate and benefit from the great game of bridge.

    Introduction to Beginning Bridge: This class is for the student who is new to bridge, serving as an introduction to the game of bridge. Content will include some basic bridge concepts and progress to understanding opening bids and responses. Each class will begin with a lecture and end with hands to play, based on information from the lecture.

    Beginning Bridge - Basic Bidding: This class is for the student who understands basic bridge concepts including opening bids and responses. The class will build on concepts learned in Intro to Beginning Bridge. Each class will begin with a lecture and end with hands to play based on information from the lecture.