Arab American National Museum
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 9:00-1:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 9:00 am, returns about 1:30 pm
Experience a 90-minute docent-guided tour of the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Attendees are welcomed in a tiled courtyard
with a central fountain and soaring dome. Witness the warmth and hospitality of the Arab culture in a permanent exhibit featuring the civilization and its contributions to science, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, religion and art. At completion of this educational journey, you will leave gaining a new appreciation and respect for a people who came and made an indelible impact upon our country and society. What better way to end this afternoon than a delicious Middle Eastern lunch, on your own, at Ollie's Lebanese Cuisine.
35th Annual Festival of Trees
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 12:30-3:30pm
Get inspired on English Gardens Day at the 35th Annual Festival of Trees held at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The Festival of Trees is a display
of spectacular holiday trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and other items, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Consider this trip the official start to the holiday,
and take in the genuine cheer that comes from doing good!
Holocaust Memorial Center
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 9:30-2:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 2:15 pm
Engage, educate, honor, and be empowered by remembering the Holocaust. We will take a memorable, captivating 90-minute docent-led tour of The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman
Family Campus. The center is a humbling experience taking you through Jewish practice, the rise of the Nazi party and into the concentration camps — ending with the Hall of the Righteous.
At the end of the tour, one of the most moving aspects of our visit involves interaction with a cherished survivor — bringing to life so much of what is displayed in our museum experience.
A delicious snack will be provided on bus ride back.
WSU Bonstelle Theatre: A Christmas Carol
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 12:45-1:45pm
Bus leaves Next at 12:45 pm, returns about 4:15 pm
Scrooge and his ghostly guides are back for a 4th year of this beloved holiday tale. A Christmas Carol follows miserly old Scrooge when he’s visited by his former business partner,Jacob Marley. Warned that his humbuggery will curse him in the afterlife, Marley sends the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future to help Scrooge reform his curmudgeonly ways. Will the old codger redeem himself? Can the spirits inspire him to a greater purpose? Utilizing magical special effects and a mechanically marvelous set, A Christmas Carol will delight everyone who experiences it.
Classic Christmas at Glen Oaks
Monday, December 9, 2019 | 10:00-3:00pm
This offering is currently at capacity. Your name will be added to the wait list when registering for this trip.
Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 3:00 pm
Deck the halls and 'Tis the Season to enjoy an elegant,holiday inspired buffet at Glen Oaks located in Farmington Hills. Tour the historical 1920s English-style clubhouse while it is decorated beautifully for the holidays. Learn the history of the building and of Christmas goodies and treats, then listen to the seasonal music of the Twelfth Night Singers.This trip is brought to you by Oakland County Parks.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Holiday Shopping
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 10:00-11:30am
Bus leaves Next at 10:00 am, returns about 11:30 am
The BBAC Holiday Shop is a juried show that has been an annual tradition for nearly four decades. Amazing one-of-a-kind artistic creations from 100+ artists fill more than 3,000-square feet of gallery space. Shop exquisite jewelry, table ceramics, scarves, soaps and candles, ceramic art for everyday use or display, beautiful wood items, charming toys, prints, paintings and tiles, Judaica, and hand-made ornaments sure to become family heirlooms! We’ll be back in time for the Next Holidays Tradition Potluck!
HOLIDAY WALK: Meadow Brook Hall
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, December 17 - Bus departs Next at 10:00 am, returns about 3:00 pm. Please pre-register
The Holidays shine a little brighter at the Great Estate. Join us as we celebrate Meadow Brook’s 48th annual Holiday Walk. Take a self-guided tour through grand manor trimmed in opulent holiday décor. This National Historic Landmark is aglow with over 50 dazzling trees on display including a 10-foot Poinsettia tree displayed on the sun porch! After the tour, follow the wintry path to Knole Cottage and Danny’s Cabin.
DSO Morning Coffee Concerts
Friday, December 20, 2019 | 9:00-10:00am
Friday, December 20 - Home for the Holidays
This offerings is at capacity. Registering for this will add you to the wait list.
Share Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends — and thrill to the spectacle of the season. Stuart Chafetz leads a sparkling celebration with carols and classics that sells out year after year. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!
Friday, January 17 - The Vinyl Years:
A Classic Rock Songbook. Classic rock’s biggest hits come alive in this symphonic tribute to the songs of The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Styx, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt and more.
Friday, February 28 - From Broadway to Hollywood
Musicals — such as West Side Story, Chicago, The Sound of Music, Les Miserables and more — all became hits both on Broadway and in Hollywood. Enjoy a program of music that has thrilled audiences of the stage and screen, including beloved songs like “My Favorite Things,” “I Dreamed Dream,” and “All That Jazz.”
Charles Wright Museum of African American History
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 9:00-12:30pm
Bus departs Next at 9:15 am, returns about 12:45 pm
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum houses over 35,000 artifacts and archival materials — and a vision of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American
history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity! It is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum, Coleman
A. Young, and Sheffield Collections (a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit). This tour includes a one hour docent-led, mind-opening, life-changing exploration and
celebration of African American history and culture. View The Ford Freedom Rotunda and the Ring of Genealogy. Afterward, take an hour on your own, to experience the museum’s 22,000
square foot, interactive core exhibit And Still We Rise, the largest single exhibition on African American history in existence.Photography is prohibited.
The Purple Door Tea Room
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 11:30-2:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm
You are invited to relax in the ambience of Afternoon Tea at The Purple Door Tea Room in Ferndale. Elegant and charming surroundings, lovely china, fi ne linens and silver, the fragrance
of fresh fl owers and the pleasure of soft music — all selected to make your experience a momentary retreat from the ordinary. We extend a warm invitation to enjoy gracious service
and a fine selection of finger sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts prepared especially for you. Consider this a treat to yourself in the New Year! There’s beauty, as you’ll see — all
because you briefly stopped to sip a cup of tea.
WSU Bostelle Theatre: The Winter's Tale
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 1:00-5:30pm
Bus leaves Next at 1:00 pm, returns about 5:15 pm
One of William Shakespeare’s most famous and funny stage directions — ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’ — appears in Act III of The Winter’s Tale, a romance, comedy and fairy tale that has
entertained audiences for 400 years. The story begins in Sicilia where the king accuses his wife of having an affair with his childhood friend. As his unfounded jealousy consumes him, he
puts his wife on trial and abandons their newborn girl, Perdita, in the wild. But as with all fairy tales, the child survives and, now living in Bohemia, she blossoms into a free-spirited young
woman. It’s there that she meets and falls in love with a young man who may just be the son to her father’s former friend. In a magical twist that must be seen to be believed, she might
just fi nd the homecoming she’d never expected.