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LIFE Luncheons

The LIFE Lunch Series provides a casual atmosphere for highlighting people, places, and ideas of intrigue. You will also meet like-minded people and enjoy a buffet lunch. If you prefer, bring a brown bag. Beverages are provided. 


February 19, 2016

Türkiye, the Real Turkey

Explore Türkiye (the Country of Turkey) with NMC international student Volkan Yildirim, who was born and raised in Turkey. Volkan will enlighten you with a tour of Turkish culture, food, fashion, recreation, religion, gender issues and politics from someone who has lived it, not just visited the country. He will discuss his journey to the United States, along with his required journey back to Turkey to serve compulsory military service for all male citizens 20-41 years of age.

Fri., Feb. 19, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$19 with buffet                 
$10 without lunch            
(bring your own)
LIFE Discount does not apply.

March 18, 2016

Legends of Traverse City, Take II               

You know the typical history of Traverse City–Perry Hannah as the “Father of Traverse City” and Captain Boardman purchasing the land for the town. But there are many tales and legends that helped shape our city. Join Maddie Lundy, former Executive Director of the Traverse City History Center, as she guides us through a history of interesting facts and stories of the well-known and lessor known residents that made Traverse City what it is today. This is an updated/revised version of a prior LIFE Luncheon, Legends of Traverse City. This program features different people and some added topics of the Grand Traverse Region.

Fri., March 18, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$19 with buffet                 
$10 without lunch           
(bring your own)
LIFE Discount does not apply.

April 15, 2016

2 Women, 2 Years, 1 Boat

Come and learn what happens when a pair of 23-year-old best friends tackle the Great Loop on a boat, which is a decade older than they are, with a dog and a cat as their crew. The circumnavigation of Eastern North America by water is known as the Great Loop. What they found was a profound personal journey filled with wonderful people and inspiring experiences during this 2-year trip. Jessie Zevalkink will tell you firsthand about the adventures of “KATIEANDJESSIEONABOAT.” Their story even made it into Sailing Magazine, to which they wrote “this write up meant the world to us, I think our lives are complete after making it into Sailing Mag.”

Fri., April 15, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$19 with buffet                 
$10 without lunch           
(bring your own)
LIFE Discount does not apply.

REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL (231) 995-1700

upcoming 2016 life lunches:

Friday, Feb. 19: Türkiye, the Real Turkey

Friday, March 18: Legends of Traverse City, Take II

Friday, April 15: 2 Women, 2 Years, 1 Boat


LIFE Discount does not apply.

REGISTER ONLINE 
OR CALL (231) 995-1700

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