• Dharma Gate Zen Center & Lunch at Ridley's Café

    Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 9:40-12:40pm

    Take a 1 hour guided tour of the Dharma Gate Zen Center and Buddhist Temple in Troy. Dharma gates are any form of practice that we undertake to better understand this life, our universe and ourselves a little better. From meditation to selfrefl ection, being part of a sangha to practicing mindful arts, they all provide an opportunity to penetrate deeper into the truth of this universe around us. Experience temple etiquette, an explanation of what a typical Sunday service looks like, as well as a brief overview of Zen. You will also be provided with a short meditation demonstration and then the time to give it a try, if you choose. The tour will wrap with tea and time for a “questions and answers” chat. May we all be well, happy and peaceful, May no harm come to us, May we all also have patience, courage, understanding, and determination to meet and overcome inevitable difficulties, problems, and failures in life (Buddhist blessing). Following, lunch on your own at Ridley’s Bakery & Café

  • 2024 Junior League Designers' Show House Tour

    Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 9:00-12:15pm

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


    Bus departs Next at 9:00 am, returns about 12:15 pm

    The Junior League of Detroit is thrilled to announce the 25th and FINAL Designers’ Show House Tour. The JLD selects a prominent estate and curates a phenomenal team of local and national interior designers to transform the home into a Designers’ Show House. Located on one of the premier streets in the Pointes, the 2024 show house marks the fourth on Lakeland Avenue and the sixth in the City of Grosse Pointe. This lovely Tudor home, built in 1929, was designed by renowned architect George D. Mason for Dr. J. Milton Robb. Enjoy a guided 90 minute tour of over 8,000 square feet of living space with such elegant features as an intricately carved main stairway, a wood-paneled library, beautiful ceiling details, capacious terrace room, and beautiful leaded glass windows and doors found throughout. Situated on a sizeable and elegant lot, the property includes an original brick border wall, a hidden pond, and mature trees which hold a secret garden within! This year’s residence will not fail to impress with a roster of creative decorators who will transform the space into a showpiece of design. Regrettably, the house is NOT handicap accessible. There are multiple stairways and no available seating inside the decorated home. Time after the tour for browsing the Garden Market located on the premises.