• Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Guided Tour & The Detroit Cookie Co.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:30-2:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list.


    Bus leaves Next at 10:15 am, returns about 2:00 pm

    Experience an 90-minute guided tour at the birthplace of the Ford Model T, the original Ford factory. Built in 1904 the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world. Birthplace of a revolution, rich with Detroit and automotive history, and an absolutely superb collection of vehicles. Car lover or not, you shouldn’t miss this one! The building can be drafty, please dress warmly. On the way back we’ll visit The Detroit Cookie Co. in Ferndale. This bakery takes “cookie” to a whole new level, with over 25 different scrumptious selections. Treat yourself (not included in ticket price) to a variety of made-from scratch gourmet cookies, and an “in house” roasted coffee. Trust us, you’ll be back.

  • Lunch at the American Harvest Restaurant: Schoolcraft Culinary School

    Friday, October 25, 2019 | 11:15-2:45pm

    This offering is currently at capacity. Registering will put your name on the wait list.


    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.

  • Detroit Public Library Tour & Lunch

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 10:15-1:15pm

    Bus leaves at 10:15, returns 1:15 pm

    Enjoy a private, 90-minute, docent tour of the Detroit Public Library. The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. The docent will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fi replace, the Ernie Harwell Room, and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.

  • DSO Morning Coffee Concerts

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00-1:00pm

    This offering is currently at capacity.  Registering for this event will add you to the wait list. 


    Friday, November 22 - The Paul Simon Songbook From Simon and Garfunkel to solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon has distinguished himself as a unique songwriter, crafting songs that have become themes for love, family and social commentary. Hear hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and “Graceland,” fully orchestrated for the DSO by Jeff Tyzik.

  • 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.