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If you qualify for the LIFE DISCOUNT (62 and over in Grand Traverse County), you must call NMC-EES at 995-1700 to register and receive the discount. To browse classes by category, use the section navigation at left (or bottom on mobile devices).

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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAirbnb: Being a Five Star Host—2018-11-10 through 2018-11-10$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm. 207. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725162
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAnimal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-10$75—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - noon and Sat, 10 am - 3 pm (field trip). NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796625
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Date and times arranged. Begin this online course anytime. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll. After enrolling, email Kristie Lambright to begin the course (kris@voicesforall.com). Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success in this industry. You will be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Upon enrolling, you will be assigned to one of the Voices For All professional voiceover actor/instructors. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726220
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (20-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$229—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.). Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030503
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (40-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$379—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) The 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBirds Up Close—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$45—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9 pm, NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigans birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using NMCs incredible collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796793
Course ClosedBuche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Ukulele—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987404
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze, or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885417
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrochet Basics—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891092
Course ClosedDIY Bath and Body Products—2018-11-27 through 2018-11-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, NOTE ROOM CHANGE: will now meet in Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. Plus, your holiday gift giving will be more unique and thoughtful! All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891082
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEdit Photos Like a Pro—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds/Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890717
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview—2018-12-10 through 2018-12-17$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, Weds, Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. How is the environment in Northern Michigan changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. This course is open to all and is a core course towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796797
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEveryone Is an Artist—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of NMCs popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807769
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788718
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788884
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-11-13 through 2018-11-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788775
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885177
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =324089293
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328617934
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-08$65—Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO 4 THURSDAYS, NOV. 1-29 (NO CLASS NOV. 22) 1-3 p.m., Univ. Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or have some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class providing you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Note: this class appears in the catalog as a 2-day class, but is now a 4-day class, Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891121
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-03 through 2018-11-03$65—Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO 2 SAT, NOV. 3 and 10, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class providing you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Note: this class appears in the catalog as a one-day class, but is now a 2-day class, Nov. 3 and 10.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891124
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891099
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-26$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerManaging and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-11-07 through 2018-11-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789043
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$200—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 90. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$100—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 91. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523735
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$120—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523732
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$60—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523742
Opera Notes: Women Like That! La Traviata - Anna Lecouvreur—2018-12-14 through 2018-12-14$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm 214. Enrich, enliven and expand your New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre by attending insightful opera briefings beforehand. Through story, song and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enhancing the opera experience. Operas will be shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets and check show times directly from the State Theatre: www.stateandbijou.org<br><br>What is up with Diana Damraus Violetta in this new production of La Traviata? Unravel Anna Lecouvreurs confusing plot for Anna Netrebkos MET debut in the title role.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851469
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy—2018-11-11 through 2018-11-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun., 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029191
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 213. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890729
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPhotoshop for Photographers—2018-11-15 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

**DATE CHANGED TO MONDAY, NOV. 19** 5:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890724
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-11-28 through 2018-12-05$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891144
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$95—Face to FaceView Details

<p>NOTE ROOM CHANGE &amp; DATE CHANGE: Now meets Nov. 6 &amp; <strong><u>20</u></strong>, University Center Rm. <strong><u>O6</u></strong>, 2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.</p><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891153
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRMDs - Taxes - and the Effect on Social Security—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$45—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What makes age 70 1/2 so significant? Starting with the year of turning age 70 ½ you must begin taking withdrawals from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, including traditional IRAs and your 401(k). These are known as Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. If you are at or near retirement age, you will soon have to pay taxes on your IRAs and other tax-deferred savings accounts. Taxes on RMDs can be a major burden … unless you know how to protect yourself. Learn the simple strategies and new tax code and how it may affect you. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015943
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSanta's Workshop - Windsor Furniture Making—2018-11-17 through 2018-11-18$195—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make an heirloom for someone special in your life by hand-building a Windsor-style bench and footstool. You will learn wood-shaping and how to use a variety of hand tools like the drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave. Gain techniques for wedging through joints and leveling uneven stool legs and assembling your project. Take home an heirloom you built yourself and the skills to do it again. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891166
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSell Like an eBay Pro—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789029
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSimple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Course ClosedStarting a Business Workshop—2018-12-12 through 2018-12-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722837
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891044
Zumba (Lite)—2018-11-26 through 2018-12-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 10:-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way from Thanksgiving to the winter Holidays!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034142
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$200—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 90. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$100—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 91. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523735
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$120—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523732
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$60—Face to FaceView Details

Open Hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon, located inside North Residence Hall. Join the Fitness Center anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523742
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (20-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$229—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.). Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030503
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (40-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$379—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) The 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Date and times arranged. Begin this online course anytime. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll. After enrolling, email Kristie Lambright to begin the course (kris@voicesforall.com). Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success in this industry. You will be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Upon enrolling, you will be assigned to one of the Voices For All professional voiceover actor/instructors. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726220
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891044
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-08$65—Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO 4 THURSDAYS, NOV. 1-29 (NO CLASS NOV. 22) 1-3 p.m., Univ. Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or have some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class providing you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Note: this class appears in the catalog as a 2-day class, but is now a 4-day class, Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891121
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKnitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-03 through 2018-11-03$65—Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO 2 SAT, NOV. 3 and 10, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class providing you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Note: this class appears in the catalog as a one-day class, but is now a 2-day class, Nov. 3 and 10.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891124
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-26$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Ukulele—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987404
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEdit Photos Like a Pro—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds/Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890717
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$95—Face to FaceView Details

<p>NOTE ROOM CHANGE &amp; DATE CHANGE: Now meets Nov. 6 &amp; <strong><u>20</u></strong>, University Center Rm. <strong><u>O6</u></strong>, 2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.</p><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891153
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrochet Basics—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891092
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSimple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSell Like an eBay Pro—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789029
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerManaging and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-11-07 through 2018-11-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789043
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAnimal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-10$75—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - noon and Sat, 10 am - 3 pm (field trip). NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796625
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRMDs - Taxes - and the Effect on Social Security—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$45—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What makes age 70 1/2 so significant? Starting with the year of turning age 70 ½ you must begin taking withdrawals from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, including traditional IRAs and your 401(k). These are known as Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. If you are at or near retirement age, you will soon have to pay taxes on your IRAs and other tax-deferred savings accounts. Taxes on RMDs can be a major burden … unless you know how to protect yourself. Learn the simple strategies and new tax code and how it may affect you. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015943
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAirbnb: Being a Five Star Host—2018-11-10 through 2018-11-10$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm. 207. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725162
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy—2018-11-11 through 2018-11-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun., 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029191
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-11-13 through 2018-11-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788775
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788884
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBirds Up Close—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$45—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9 pm, NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigans birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using NMCs incredible collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796793
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEveryone Is an Artist—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of NMCs popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807769
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPhotoshop for Photographers—2018-11-15 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

**DATE CHANGED TO MONDAY, NOV. 19** 5:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890724
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSanta's Workshop - Windsor Furniture Making—2018-11-17 through 2018-11-18$195—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make an heirloom for someone special in your life by hand-building a Windsor-style bench and footstool. You will learn wood-shaping and how to use a variety of hand tools like the drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave. Gain techniques for wedging through joints and leveling uneven stool legs and assembling your project. Take home an heirloom you built yourself and the skills to do it again. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891166
Zumba (Lite)—2018-11-26 through 2018-12-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 10:-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way from Thanksgiving to the winter Holidays!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034142
Course ClosedDIY Bath and Body Products—2018-11-27 through 2018-11-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, NOTE ROOM CHANGE: will now meet in Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. Plus, your holiday gift giving will be more unique and thoughtful! All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891082
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-11-28 through 2018-12-05$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891144
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788718
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 213. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890729
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885177
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze, or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885417
Course ClosedBuche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891099
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =324089293
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328617934
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview—2018-12-10 through 2018-12-17$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, Weds, Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. How is the environment in Northern Michigan changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. This course is open to all and is a core course towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796797
Course ClosedStarting a Business Workshop—2018-12-12 through 2018-12-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722837
Opera Notes: Women Like That! La Traviata - Anna Lecouvreur—2018-12-14 through 2018-12-14$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm 214. Enrich, enliven and expand your New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre by attending insightful opera briefings beforehand. Through story, song and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enhancing the opera experience. Operas will be shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets and check show times directly from the State Theatre: www.stateandbijou.org<br><br>What is up with Diana Damraus Violetta in this new production of La Traviata? Unravel Anna Lecouvreurs confusing plot for Anna Netrebkos MET debut in the title role.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851469
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