Community Housing ToursWednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:30am
Join us to tour local senior living communities. There are many wonderful options in the area and this is a great opportunity to gather information. Enjoy a complimentary lunch as part of the tour. You will depart from and return to Next! Please register here or call 248-203-5270 to make a reservation if you would like to join us.
Waltonwood Royal Oak
Wednesday July 17 - Bus departs at 11:00
Waltonwood is dedicated to nurturing the spirit — and improving the quality of life for their Assisted Living residents. Community features include elegant dining room with three healthy meals served daily, exercise room, 24-hour supervised care and social activities and programs.
St. Anne’s Mead Southfield
Wednesday, August 14 - Bus departs at 11:00
St. Anne’s Mead has a wonderful legacy of providing the highest quality of care with a personal touch since 1972. St. Anne’s Mead offers nursing care, assisted living and memory care.
Governor Warner Mansion & Anna's HouseWednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00am
Enjoy a 1-hour docent-led tour of the museum and former home of Michigan governor, Fred Warner (1905-1911). Located in Farmington, the Warner Mansion is a Victorian Italianate structure built in 1867. Furnished in late Victorian style, the mansion is filled with historic artifacts and memorabilia from 1850 through 1920. The property sits on approximately three acres of impeccably landscaped grounds and gardens, that you will have an extra 30 minutes to experience self-guided. This home is not ADA compliant, and includes a fair amount of walking through the gardens. Brunch first on your own at Anna’s House…DELICIOUS!
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House & Gardens TourWednesday, July 10, 2019 at 9:00am
This event is at capacity. If you register for this event, you will be put on the wait list and notified if an opening become available.
The Estate Tour begins with a video that provides an historic overview of the Ford family. Guides will lead you on a tour of this Albert Kahn designed home to discover its stories and spectacular treasures. A highlighted walk through the grounds features a look at some of the most impressive areas of the
87-acre estate and a visit to some of the outer buildings such as the Play House, Recreation Building and Gate Lodge Garage. To make the most of the visit we will allow 2½ hours for the tour. This home is not handicap accessible and requires going up and down flights of stairs. Snacks will be provided on ride home.
Historic Holly:The The Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Hotel & the Heavenly Scent Herb FarmWednesday, July 17, 2019 at 9:15am
Begin with a guided Drive - through tour of one of Michignan’s abundantly beautiful National cemeteries. A lush canopy of 100-year-old trees serves as a fitting stately entrance to the sacred grounds, and final resting place for military veterans. One hundred American flags overlook rows of white marble
tombstones. The property’s rolling hills are teeming with wildlife, including a magnificent bald eagle that has made the cemetery its home. Next stop, a sit-down plated lunch at The Historic Holly Hotel, established in 1891. Experience the essence of award-winning American and nouvelle cuisine atmosphere. Lastly a visit to the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm. Stroll through ten exquisitely themed gardens, bursting with bright colors and stunning fragrances. Shop in a 1910 barn, painted to look like three European store fronts, offering a variety of home décor items, gifts, and more! End the garden journey at the greenhouse with a variety of baskets, plants, herbs and flowers — all available for purchase. This trip is brought to you by Bianco Tours.
Kirk in the Hills TourThursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:30am
Kick of the Hills Tour and Lunch at Tavern 5
Thursday, April 25 - Registration required
Bus departs Next at 10:30 am, returns about 2:00 pm
We will visit and take a one-and-a-half-hour docent-led tour of Kirk in the Hills, the dream and vision of Colonel Edwin S.George. Colonel George, a Detroit businessman, gifted his home and estate (Cedarholm) in 1947, intending the Kirk to be a community church serving the area. View the Pewabic ceramic tile, Marshall Fredrick’s sculptures, and the tower which houses one of the world’s largest carillon with 77 bells. The Gothic design church was patterned after the once famous 13th century Melrose Abbey in Scotland, and is one of the last truly Gothic structures built in America. Lunch on your own after at 5th Tavern.
Northern ExposureJuly 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Sunday, July 28 through Tuesday, July 30 (2 nights / 3 days)
Cost per person: single $879, double $699
Registration deadline: June 1 - $200 deposit to reserve space.
Register by calling Zelma Travels at 810-287-0066
We will explore Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Petosky resorts and top off the trip with a day on Mackinaw Island! Tour the historic Mushroom houses in Charlevoix and overnight at the Perry Davis Hotel. Visit a beautiful lavender farm in Petosky. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring “the jewel overlooking the bay” in Harbor Springs. Finally, depart on Shepler’s Ferry for Mackinaw Island for an afternoon — complete with a horse and carriage service and a majestic lunch at The Grand Hotel. This trip is not to be missed! Contact Zelma for details.
Adventure Mini Golf & Ray's Ice CreamTuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:30am
Nothing says summer like mini-golf and ice-cream! Get together with some friends and hit the links at this completely redesigned Par 40, 18-hole championship mini golf course located at the Royal Oak Golf Center. Bring your best game, because it is undeniably the most challenging, spectacular mini-golf course in southeast Michigan. After golf we’ll make a pit stop at Ray’s Ice Cream (not included in trip cost) where you will have over 50 flavors to choose from. What’s your favorite? FORE!!!!
Detroit Institute of Arts A - Z Tour & Cafe DIAThursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:15am
The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the museum offers visitors an encounter with human creativity from all over the world. Join us on an hour and a half “from A-Z” guided tour. Learn something new with an in-depth tour of the galleries, and one of the nation’s best permanent collections. We will schedule time to shop / browse the museum shop, treat yourself to something uniquely Detroit, or find the perfect artful gift you’ve been looking for. Grab a bite to eat first, on your own, inside Café DIA.
Van Hoosen Farm & Bigalora CucinaThursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:00am
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is surrounded by 16 acres of rolling park grounds located in Stoney Creek Village. Tour the Farmhouse, Red House and the Dairy Barn all of which originally belonged to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families dating back to 1823. Enjoy exhibits that enhance understanding of the greater Rochester area. Followed by lunch, on your own at Bigalora Cucina.
Heidelberg Project & Sister PieWednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:15pm
Wednesday, August 14 - Registration required (Limited to 10)
Bus departs Next at 10:15 am, returns about 1:00 pm
Explore the history and mission of the Heidelberg Project — including key installations and the elements of the canvas at the site, as well as the philosophy behind Tyree Guyton’s work. This is a docent-led outdoor walking tour of about a block and a half, and approximately 30 minutes in length. After the tour, we head to Sister Pie, a bright corner bakery and finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker in Detroit’s West Village. Bakery treats not included in price.
National Senior Day at Independence OaksWednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:30am
Come celebrate National Senior Day at Independence Oaks County Park. Experience a climbing tower, fishing, archery, nature education program, paddle boats and pontoon boat rides. There will be plenty of helpful staff on hand to offer assistance if any activities are new for you. Listen to live music while enjoying a barbeque lunch. This trip is brought to you by Oakland County Parks.
Shinola Headquarters TourThursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:00am
A luxury design company committed to crafting products built to last — from watches to leather goods, jewelry to audio. Tour the factory in the historic Argonaut Building, where teams of artisans hand assemble premium timepieces and leather straps. Through skilled training, Shinola creates opportunities and supports the local workforce, while preserving the craft and beauty of the industry. Active 90-minute walking tour.
Capitol Park Strolling Brunch TourWednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:30am
(Limited to 10 people)
Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 1:45 pm
Delish Detroit invites you to explore Capitol Park with us on foot while enjoying a progressive brunch. This historic part of downtown was the site of Michigan’s first Capitol and a stop on the Underground Railroad. The area has become a hotbed of revitalization — with preserved architectural gems, new housing, restaurants, shops, and street art murals. Your guide will give you the whole inside scoop! Along the way, we will pop into some unique places, and visit eateries to enjoy a variety of great brunch foods. Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.
Wright on: Pittsburgh StyleSeptember 13, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Presenting an exciting weekend in Pittsburgh to explore a city revitalized! Stay at the elegant and charming William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Enjoy a guided tour of the different neighborhoods of this city. Spend the day with docent led tours of Fallingwater, (a famous Frank Lloyd Wright home built for one of Pittsburgh’s well known families) and Kentuck Knob. Dinner following at Nemacolin Resort. The final day includes tours of the Heinz History Museum, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Contact Zelma for the details, and to register!
Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13 (2 nights / 3 days)
Cost per person: single $850 / double $750
Registration deadline: Sept. 1 - $200 deposit to reserve space
Register by calling Zelma travels at (810) 287-0066
Lunch at the American Harvest Restaurant: Schoolcraft Culinary SchoolThursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:15am
Wednesday, Sept. 19th - Registration required
Bus departs Next at 11:15 am, returns about 1:30 pm
Savor a gourmet lunch skillfully prepared and served by Schoolcraft’s Culinary Art students. The menu, which changes daily, includes freshly baked breads, soup, salad, a choice of entrée and a selection from the tempting dessert table. All items are a la carte (soup, salad, dessert and entrée are all separate prices). Lunch is not included in trip cost.
St. John Armenian Apostolic Orthodox ChurchWednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:15am
St. John’s Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church —“The Church with the Golden Dome”— has invited us to experience their traditions, learn more about their community, and this ancient culture. First enjoy a tour of the sanctuary, accompanied by music, and the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum. After the tour, enjoy an Armenian inspired buffet lunch. Armenian baked goods will be available for sale. This trip was very popular last year so we have decided to run it again in celebration of the church’s 85 anniversary.