All Adult Classes

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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A Cultural Immersion: Salam Morocco! — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-02-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Experience one of Africa's most vibrant countries--Morocco--named 2018's 'It' vacation destination. Discover Morocco's cultural influences inspired by its Arabian, Berber and European history. After a session of exploring the culture of Morocco, dive into a full two hours of the basics of Islam (history, beliefs, and teachings). You'll gain an introduction and understanding of the Five Pillars of Islam. And for the final class, treat your senses to a Moroccan culinary experience in NMC's teaching kitchen. Discover the aromatic (and colorful) spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of authentic Moroccan dishes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159309
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-04-12$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Learn essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, is available at the NMC-EES office for $25.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641810
Advanced Creative Writing — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$322 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs., 8:30-10:00 am, Main Campus Scholars Hall Rm 15. This advanced study and practice of imaginative prose writing places emphasis on more fully developed narrative manuscripts, moving beyond individual scenes and exercises with individual narrative techniques to complete stories and revisions of them. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090788
Aikido - Beginning — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-04-25$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Weds, 5:30-6:30 pm., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai, which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics include dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises, basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. For adults and youth age 13 and up. Beginning students enroll in the 5:30 class; continuing students enroll in the 6:30 class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631580
Aikido - Continuing — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-04-25$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Sat, 6:30-7:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai, which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics include dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises, basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. For adults and youth age 13 and up. Beginning students enroll in the 5:30 class; continuing students enroll in the 6:30 class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631967
Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host — 2018-02-12 thru 2018-02-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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. Discover how to review and understand local laws and ordinances, and follow your area's regulations regarding renting out your residential space. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061792
Amazing Asparagus — 2018-05-10 thru 2018-05-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, you'll explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy asparagus soup, herb frittata with asparagus and goat cheese, handmade pizza with roasted asparagus and ricotta cheese, and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260173865
America's Boating Course — 2018-04-23 thru 2018-05-07$65 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core America's Boating Club course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Discussion includes how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate boating equipment such as a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637641
A Naturalist's Experience--February — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-10$45 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, at Timbers Recreation Area. Take your naturalist experience to the next level! Use your identification skills in this facilitated inquiry-based exploration to find out what's going on in the natural world this winter. We'll walk, crawl, watch, listen and learn our way through a favorite local natural area to discover what's out there this time of year. Here is your chance to explore many facets of the pristine Timbers Recreation Area, a part of GT Regional Land Conservancy. Dress for the weather and bring snowshoes for this outdoor course. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Timbers Recreation Area is located on Timbers Trail Rd. off N. Long Lake Rd., 1 mile west of Moomers. Visit www.gtrlc.org for map and location information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159570
Anchoring — 2018-05-09 thru 2018-05-09$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar assists boaters in understanding the issues and problems involving the theories of anchor weight, the methods used to anchor, and the choices of anchor types for the area of boating. The slides and notations on anchoring are intended to raise awareness of the need for correct anchor choices and the mechanics of proper anchoring techniques. The knowledge gained from completing this seminar will increase the boater's understanding of the conditions and situations involved in anchoring a boat and the need for a proper anchor choice.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635014
A Night in Paris — 2018-02-27 thru 2018-02-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Immerse yourself in an evening of French cuisine. Let Chef Cheryl Janz take the mystery out of what can be an intimidating fare. Become skilled at the essential French techniques for everything from perfectly cooking Steak au Poivre and braising Leeks with Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette to creating an incredible cream sauce. Learn how to prepare the quintessential French potato dish of Roasted Potatoes with Espalatte and Thyme. Practice the simple steps for creating a classic Chocolate Raspberry Clafoutis. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174778
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-17$75 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, Feb. 15, 10 am-noon and Sat, Feb. 17, 10 am-3 pm (field trip), Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159506
An Introduction to Mandarin Chinese — 2018-04-26 thru 2018-05-03$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 6-8 pm, Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 147. Learn to communicate in Chinese! Explore this intriguing and musical language for use in traveling, talking with Mandarin speakers in the U.S., or just expanding your mind. Understand the basics of pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system) and the four tones of Mandarin. Become familiar with basic vocabulary and phrases, and explore useful cultural information. You'll also get started recognizing and writing Chinese characters.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088394
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAppetizers for the Holidays — 2017-12-04 thru 2017-12-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great 'do ahead' creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the 'what flavors work well together' theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091024
Artisan Bacon — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-02-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love bacon? Learn how to make your own artisan bacon using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process including what equipment you need to brine, how to smoke, and of course, the taste test! Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your succulent bacon. Take home everything you need to smoke two lbs. of bacon on your own grill including brining bucket, brining ingredients, bacon, smoking pellets and confidence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174792
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-01-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175806
Artisan Pizza — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheese and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil, and Corn Pizza, a Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza, a Smoked Salmon Rolled Pizza and even a sweet dessert pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174758
Ayurveda Basics — 2018-01-03 thru 2018-02-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 10-11 am. Yoga for Health Education. Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old Eastern Indian science of life (and medicine) that focuses on living in harmony with the laws of nature. Learn your specific body-mind constitution (Prikriti) and reference it with your current state of health (Vikriti). Bring balance to all of your life as you adjust lifestyle patterns and learn how to apply Ayurveda principles of health and healing for your specific mind-body type. Overview of food preparation, including food sampling, is an integral (and delicious!) part of this course. This is not an exercise class. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260723472
Ayurveda Basics — 2018-02-14 thru 2018-03-21$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 10-11 am. Yoga for Health Education. Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old Eastern Indian science of life (and medicine) that focuses on living in harmony with the laws of nature. Learn your specific body-mind constitution (Prikriti) and reference it with your current state of health (Vikriti). Bring balance to all of your life as you adjust lifestyle patterns and learn how to apply Ayurveda principles of health and healing for your specific mind-body type. Overview of food preparation, including food sampling, is an integral (and delicious!) part of this course. This is not an exercise class. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260727104
Basic Bike Maintenance — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-04-03$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for "do-it-yourselfers". Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260642316
BBQ Bootcamp — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Manistee National Golf & Resort Executive Chef Brian Kissel invites you to a night of BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select meats, fish, and vegetables for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175937
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2018-02-19 thru 2018-02-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You'll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047934
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE — 2018-04-19 thru 2018-04-26$399 — Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days. Weekday classes 5-9 pm, Weekend classes 9 am-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 149. Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing exercise, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu). Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260053612
Beginning American Sign Language — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-05-29$119 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm., Main Campus Scholars Hall Rm 207. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088767
Beginning Computers for PC — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-03-01$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 205. If you are an occasional user, absolute beginner, or a novice needing a refresher, this hands-on class moves at a comfortable pace. We'll take the mystery out of computers and explore common jargon, hardware, and the most popular software. Learn to use the mouse and practice basic Windows computer operations like manipulating text; cut, paste, and copy; and saving your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge and confidence to grow your computer skills!

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260091728
Beginning Cross-Country Skiing — 2018-01-10 thru 2018-01-17$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632745
Beginning French — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-05-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 6:30-8 pm., Main Campus Scholars Hall Rm 202. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You'll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260086232
Beginning HTML — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-04-24$139 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of websites published on the internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260092006
Beginning Knitting — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-02-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044463
Beginning Knitting — 2018-01-20 thru 2018-01-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 pm. University Center Rm 215. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260760448
Beginning Russian — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-03-13$119 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm 218. Give yourself a leg-up in Russian whether you want to enhance your traveling experience or simply enjoy learning a new language. Guided by Irina Grougan, a native Russian speaker (born and grew up in the Soviet Union), emphasis will be on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar, and conversation. Gain a wonderful window into Russian culture while practicing basic reading, speaking, and writing skills. The required text, The Everything Learning Russian Book, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085451
Beginning Ukulele — 2018-02-19 thru 2018-02-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 6-7 pm. Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book "Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD" by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057824
Beginning Yoga — 2018-01-02 thru 2018-03-20$169 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues, 5:45-7 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260714723
Beginning Yoga — 2018-01-03 thru 2018-02-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds., 10-11:15 am. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260949002
Beginning Yoga — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-06-06$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 10-11:15 am. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260714829
Beginning Yoga — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-05-03$69 — Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 5:45-7 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260714859
Behind the Screen--The Network that Runs Your Cellphone! — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-04-10$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues,Thur,Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215Explore the science and network behind your mobile phone. Discover an intangible public resource selling for $500 billion, fascinating challenges of fraud and security, clever engineering, and occasional Byzantine complexity. In pivotal places you'll find a risqué actress and a man from Petoskey. Get ready to dust off your high school physics and get a glimpse of the next cellular network. Fair warning: this is not a 'how to use your phone course'--here's to learning how it works!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159369
Bikram Yoga — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-03-06$230 — Face to FaceView Details

The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 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. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Jan. 17 for the class that begins Jan. 17; orientation is Wed., March 7 for the class that begins March 7; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718481
Bikram Yoga — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-05-05$230 — Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, Various days/times to attend. Orientation Weds, March 7, 3 pm. Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 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. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Jan. 17 for the class that begins Jan. 17; orientation is Wed., March 7 for the class that begins March 7; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260955985
Birding by Ear — 2018-04-20 thru 2018-04-21$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, April 21, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159393
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel — 2018-05-04 thru 2018-05-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, May 5, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Once you've been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you're ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you've learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160825
Bistro Seafood Supper — 2018-03-27 thru 2018-03-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Learn methods and techniques to make an unpretentious, uncomplicated, and casual Bistro dinner. The menu begins with a luscious Lemon Caper Aioli for dipping delicious crab cakes. Then, create a smooth Orange Champagne sauce to accompany seared salmon, served alongside truffle infused mashed potatoes. Find out how to cook brussels sprouts while keeping the crunch. End the evening with a sweet baked Apple Tarte Tatin. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174206
Boat Handling Under Power — 2018-05-07 thru 2018-05-07$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of conditions as well trimming the boat for the best operation underway.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635339
Book Boot Camp — 2018-04-18 thru 2018-04-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm., University Center Rm 217. Take your book to Book Boot Camp where you'll hone your knowledge of both craft and publishing. Join Heather Shumaker, author of Saving Arcadia, and learn how to conduct research, create authentic scenes, and navigate the traditional publishing world of agents, editors and publishers. This course is for writers with a work in progress or just a book idea, who want to write a compelling, readable story and learn the ins and outs of getting published. Bring your story alive! Also appropriate for curious readers who want to see what goes on behind the scenes in writing a book.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090192
Bookkeeping for Small Business — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-15$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barron's Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062849
Build a Windsor Comb-back Boot Bench — 2018-02-24 thru 2018-02-25$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat and Sun, 8 am - 4 pm. Aero Park Lab Bldg C-D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create an heirloom quality Windsor Comb-Back Boot Bench that will provide comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging "through joints," and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed heirloom quality bench. Optional: customize your project with approval of the instructor and additional fee. Bring your own lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260051141
Business Writing Done Right! — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm., University Center Rm 217. Do your press releases attract enough attention? (You're sending them, right?) Every piece of promotional material needs content, but badly written content can do more harm than good. Join Karin Beery, owner of Write Now Editing and Copywriting Services, and in just two hours, you'll learn the basics of writing effective press releases and captivating content that motivates your clients to action! Stop hoping for better results--start publishing more effective promos now.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090448
Butcher's Choice — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Roast? Shoulder? Loin? Flank? Do these terms confuse you? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of Meat 101. Explore different cuts of meat and learn to creatively prepare them in recipes to include Braised Short ribs with caramelized onion gravy, marinated beef Chuck tender, citrus and cilantro Arizona broil (beef flank steak) and cardamom and coffee crusted pork tenderloin. Discover tips to grilling the perfect steak, what to look for in meats, how to buy the right cut and more. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174252
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8 pm., Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971449
Cast-Iron Cookery — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Cast-iron skillets are making their way into every kitchen. Discover how to season, care for and cook with this heavy duty and versatile kitchenware. Learn how to whip up a satisfying 30-minute supper, savory sides, or a crowd-pleasing dessert in a snap. Recipes include 'crunchy-crust' pizza, pan seared beef shoulder tender, blackened chicken, skillet s'mores and more. Once you taste the amazing flavor that comes from cooking in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to non-stick again. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174390
Ceramics I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$465 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 1-3 pm. Fine Arts Bldg Rm 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056391
Course ClosedCeramics I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$465 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm. Fine Arts Bldg Rm 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056695
Chair Yoga — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-03-23$119 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri, 1-2 pm, at Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance, and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures, and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160612
Chair Yoga — 2018-04-13 thru 2018-06-29$129 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 1-2 pm, at Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance, and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures, and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160650
Chakradance — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 4:30-6 pm. NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Come balance your energy systems through the 'musical sister of yoga.' Chakradance is a dynamic moving meditation to music. Each of the 7 chakras are explored through specific music, guided imagery, and movement in a candle-lit space. This experience can evoke emotional and physical sensations, allowing you to release and re-tune--helping you feel more balanced, joyful, and deeply connected to your whole self.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260723155
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life — 2018-01-29 thru 2018-02-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Mons., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell create our personal reality. What if you could change a story from your past? What story would you choose? What if you could create your future story? Would you? The human brain is hard-wired for STORY. We think, imagine, and retrain information in narrative or STORY form. In this writing workshop, narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss guides you through her Turning Points Personal Narrative Process to help you identify the pivotal events that have changed the course of your life, show you how to change the stories from your past, and intend the future story you wish to live. No prior writing experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089872
Chicken Cookery — 2018-04-11 thru 2018-04-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Chicken is inexpensive, versatile, quick to prepare and high in protein--all good reasons why it winds up on the dinner table more often than any other meat. Whichever cut of chicken you prefer, get tips and tricks for buying, cutting and whipping up delicious chicken dishes from a simple warm Chicken and Couscous Salad to fancier cuisines including Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples, Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Chicken Breast with Chili Rub and Mango Salsa, and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174101
Christianity in America — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-22$55 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160131
Composting--Reclaiming Riches — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Health and Science Rm 101. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Leave with a better idea of what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260100149
Continuing Conversational Spanish II — 2018-04-17 thru 2018-06-05$115 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 6-8 pm., Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 147. Keep your Spanish skills current. Open to anyone who has completed Conversational Spanish II or has previous Spanish speaking experience. Build on what you know as you increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and build confidence in the spoken language. Focus will be on the 100 most used Spanish words in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in the everyday language. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088007
Continuing Ukulele — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 6-7 pm. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260058125
Conversational Spanish I — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-03-21$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 6-8 pm. University Center Rm 215. This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087008
Conversational Spanish I — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-06-06$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 6-8 pm. University Center Rm 208. This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087399
Conversational Spanish II — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues, 6-8 pm., Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 147. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You'll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087645
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCookie Decorating with Royal Icing — 2017-12-07 thru 2017-12-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091010
Cooking with Fresh Herbs — 2018-05-09 thru 2018-05-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chervil, and mint! These fresh herbs and others are appreciated for their complex flavor and the refreshing boost they give foods. End your cooking doldrums and watch a simple green salad spring to life with the addition of fresh herbs. Rejuvenate a basic chicken salad with a blend of herbs. Herb Provolone Scones with an herb infused butter transform an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Rosemary cookies show how a natural sweet taste is heightened when mixed with herbs. Also included: tips on growing and freezing herbs, when to cut, and how to store fresh herbs. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260173935
Crash Course for (New) Managers — 2018-04-17 thru 2018-04-17$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Now that you're a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065196
Creating Fractal Images — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm. University Center Rm 217. Fractal art is truly breathtaking, mesmerizing and inspiring digital work. Learn how you can make your own stunning fractal images with free public domain software. Create beautiful fractals in class as group projects. Learn how to combine different types of fractals, how to start with low resolution fractals and how to get your computer to work at night to generate higher resolution images while you sleep. The possibilities are endless.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972643
Creative Writing - Poetry — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-05$322 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 15.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a joint offering with the academic course taught by Sarah Wangler.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 263870583
Creativity In YOUR Career - Arts - Life — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-03-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 6-8 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Think you aren't creative? Assume creativity isn't needed in your line of work? Think again! Scientists have been studying creativity for decades, and their discoveries dispel many myths that make us think creativity is the special and exclusive skill of artists and geniuses, not someone like you and me. Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to examine this research. Through a variety of activities, practice elements of creativity that you can adapt, develop, and use in your professional and personal lives. Increase your creativity in life, whether you are an artist who wants to expand your creativity, or a businessperson or professional who understands that creative processes will boost your SUCCESS!

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064757
Crew Overboard — 2018-05-21 thru 2018-05-21$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. America's Boating Club seminar. Learn how to react, and then, how to recover a crewmember or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment as well as maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water. It also covers the responsibility of the person in the water in this emergency situation and methods of recovering that person.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260634644
Crochet Basics — 2018-02-02 thru 2018-02-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm. 106. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044139
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. What is "cord cutting?" And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085506
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 217. What is "cord cutting?" And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085563
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-03-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues, 2-3 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers' experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance, including vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q & A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160271
Digital Graphics Design I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$500 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You'll learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093106
Course ClosedDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$500 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260092634
Dinner with A Gentleman in Moscow — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The Count, in the New York Times best-seller, 'A Gentleman in Moscow,' savored delicious stews served to him during his many years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Prepare some of those he enjoyed, such as Osso Bucco, Latvian Stew and a classic Bouillabaisse. Then impress your book-loving friends and family when you prepare them at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175091
Diplomacy and War: American Foreign Policy and the Presidents Part 1 — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Series meets 5 Tues, 1-4 pm, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 & 20. University Center Rm. 207. Did you realize there are linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues? Join retired US diplomat Jack Segal for this 5-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy in the Truman, Eisenhower, JFK-LBJ, Nixon-Ford, and Carter/Reagan administrations. Read full descriptions of each segment in the Extended Education digital brochure of classes at nmc.edu/ees. Due to popularity and sequencing, registration is available only for the 5-class series (not individual dates). The Part II series will follow in Fall 2018.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156015
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174858
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-01-31$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Current research suggests that the health of our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, learn cutting edge information about how to support beneficial gut bacteria through your diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques using dairy kefir culture to make both milk and coconut culture, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including Chia Pudding, Kefir Cheese, and Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture to make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175256
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, 10:30-11:30 am., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It, and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098287
Dog Training: Continuing — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, Noon - 1 pm., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098582
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results — 2018-04-26 thru 2018-04-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. Learn how to rig your boat for big lake fishing success. If you are new to downrigger fishing, or simply want to learn more about trolling equipment, system designs, rig set ups and latest techniques, this is for you. Get essential information about mounting and mounting devices, divers, planers, line release, common set up mistakes, comfort and safety, and how to find fish. It's useful to bring a photo of your boat's layout with you.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641488
Duck 101 — 2018-02-13 thru 2018-02-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174954
Edit Photos Like a Pro — 2018-03-12 thru 2018-03-19$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Wed-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'll 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's recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704242
Eggplant Goes Global — 2018-02-12 thru 2018-02-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Shiny, purple eggplant is the perfect base for meatless dishes or a welcomed addition to burger, seafood and pasta. Learn to prepare farm market fresh eggplant. Create dishes incorporating roasting, baking and sautéing. Recipes from around the world include a smokey Baba Ganoush dip, a spicy aromatic vegetable Indian Brinjal stir-fry and from Greece, traditional Moussaka, a baked eggplant main course with ground beef or vegetarian alternative, topped with a fragrant nutmeg béchamel sauce. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174987
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-04-12$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use 'fields of date' for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061167
Emergencies on Board a Boat — 2018-04-23 thru 2018-04-23$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board a boat. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636113
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-15$169 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Build your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week, we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help you if you wish to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve your performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088997
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-05-31$169 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Build your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week, we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help you if you wish to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve your performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260767367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEnvironmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview — 2017-12-11 thru 2017-12-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084351
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview — 2018-04-09 thru 2018-04-16$85 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, April 9,11,16, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 213. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160580
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-01-31$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704504
Everyone Is an Artist — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. ¬¬¬219. Art isn't just for 'artists!' Discover your inner artist and find magic in each day. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC's popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160161
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Center Rm. 216. Have you been dabbling in social media, but have yet to fully utilize its potential? Take it up a notch with a deeper dive into Facebook and Google. Explore ways these platforms can help grow your business and your brand awareness. Not sure what to post on social media? Learn how to create quality content and leverage advertising to get your message in front of your best audience. Want to increase your Google star rating? Discover a robust strategy to engage your customers and get those ever-important 5-star reviews! Leave with actionable takeaways to help your business thrive both online and off.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061484
Fancy Fillings for Pies and More — 2018-03-12 thru 2018-03-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sweeten up your day as you learn how to create delicious desserts from cooked fillings. Explore a variety of citrus fruits to make wonderfully tart curd. Discover the secrets to a light and fluffy mocha mousse made with cooked cream. Smooth and creamy custard is key for a mouth-watering Crème Brulee. See how these versatile cooked fillings can be used for tartlets, parfaits, napoleons, pies, crème puffs and more or simply enjoyed as a stand-alone party in your mouth. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174480
Feldenkrais — 2018-01-04 thru 2018-03-22$139 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160345
Feldenkrais — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-06-07$115 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160375
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2018-01-21 thru 2018-02-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 2-3 p.m., Three Swords Fencing Club. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. Classes meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6.)<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633488
Festival of Foods — 2018-02-03 thru 2018-02-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-3 pm, Hagerty Center (715 E Front St., TC). Enjoy a delightful Saturday of demonstrations and food discovery. Hagerty Center, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, is the place to be where area chefs and specialty food businesses dish up a whole lot of deliciousness! Each hour highlights four workshops--you select 4 of the 16 options to suit your interests. See a partial list of presenters and topics at www.nmc.edu/festival-of-foods. Of course, there will be tastings throughout! Register now and receive a flyer with complete workshop choices mid-January. Workshop descriptions will also be available then at www.nmc.edu/ees. Register early for this sellout event and get your first choices of workshop selections.

  • Seats available: Approximately 119. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175195
Figure Drawing — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-02-08$149 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 6-8 pm, Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Artist of all types from the beginning of recorded art history have always relied on working from the live nude model to help them better understand form, proportion and composition in general. Participate in this special opportunity to draw directly from live professional artist models. Discover proportions of the human form through observation. Learn different drawing techniques and gather ideas that will help you to see more to create remarkable and stunning figure drawings. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972170
Finding Common Ground — 2018-01-11 thru 2018-01-11$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 2-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'What unites us is far greater than what divides us,' spoke John F. Kennedy. We are living in divisive times. People are feeling politically polarized, individually isolated, and frightened by feelings of uncertainty. It is difficult to start a conversation with your neighbors and friends when you are not sure 'what side they are on!' The truth is, we share more in common than that which we perceive divides us. Join acclaimed storyteller and narrative consultant, Jenifer Strauss, to engage in a series of gentle and exploratory prompts based on common experiences. Use storytelling and deep listening to find common ground. Come with curiosity and leave with stories that help you feel connected and heard.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160490
Fish and Seafood Butchery — 2018-04-18 thru 2018-04-18$95 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. With the high price of cut, ready-to-buy seafood, learn the basics of fish and seafood butchery and get excited about cooking seafood. Experience the professional way to cut salmon, filet and debone a fish, clean shrimp, and open clams and oysters. Learn to sharpen and keep your tools as precise as possible. Prepare Linguine Fruit de Mer. Bring take containers and a cooler for anything you don't sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174006
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop — 2018-04-30 thru 2018-04-30$75 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641163
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$115 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718947
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$155 — Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718922
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$195 — Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718894
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$99 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720180
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$139 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720134
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$189 — Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720164
French Baking Favorites — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. If you love French desserts, but think you could never make them at home, let Chef Cheryl Janz change your mind. She'll walk you through a step-by-step technique for perfectly whipping egg whites and baking a melt-in-your-mouth Grand Marnier Soufflé with Crème Anglaise. Discover the rustic Pear Tart Tatin that boasts pears cooked in caramel and partnered with a crisp crust of puff pastry. The piece de resistance is a traditional Dark Chocolate Madeleine. All just in time for your sweet Valentine! Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175130
From Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2018-04-25 thru 2018-04-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Be a seasoned traveler whether it's your first trip or your 100th! Be more than simply a tourist! Let Betsy Williams, former travel consultant, show you how to navigate the multitude of travel resource websites and gain a better understanding of destination selection and booking options. Find out how to build a personalized itinerary based on cultural experiences and attractions of interest to you. Explore resources that are available to help you stay safe and healthy for both domestic and overseas travel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156068
Gentle Yoga — 2018-01-09 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160773
Gentle Yoga — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-06-26$139 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160745
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260079684
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084641
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084866
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 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'll 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260083763
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 217. 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'll 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084007
Glass Fusion for the Garden — 2018-05-08 thru 2018-05-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm and Thurs, 6-8 pm. Glass Artz Studio. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You'll also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047396
Glass Mosaics — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tuess, 6-9 pm., Glass Arts Studio. You've seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained glass patterns. You'll use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047043
Gnocchi -- the Pudgy Pasta — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Discover new dinner recipes featuring this versatile bite accompanied by scrumptious sauces. Chef de Cuisine of Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, Adam Raupp will demonstrate different methods for making potato, flour and sweet potato gnocchi. Find out how to properly roll and cook these classic dumplings. Create delicious simple recipes built around this adaptable starch that are sure to satisfy. Bring an appetite and a container for any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174676
Golf Fundamentals — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you haven't played golf in awhile or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We'll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You'll use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260640800
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-04-10$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Golf Center on Secor Road. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You'll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639517
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement — 2018-04-19 thru 2018-05-10$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 10-11 a.m., Golf Center on Secor Rd. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You'll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639916
Grant Basics — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065877
Grant Resources — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066196
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1 — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-03-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include The waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160107
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2 — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-04-25$59 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include The waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160058
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2 — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-04-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include The waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160042
Great Flavors of Spain — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-01-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spain is a food lover's paradise. Create a menu which highlights delicious seasonal flavors that evoke the country of Spain in every bite. With water bordering much of Spain, seafood is plentiful. Prepare seared shrimp with an amped up butter flavored with chorizo. You'll roast Jamon Iberico, Spain's legendary answer to Italian prosciutto, and serve it alongside a nutty and pungent romesco sauce. Smoked paprika scented bread crumbs flavor a colorful spinach dish. Top the evening off with the creation of a Rioja Vino cake. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175793
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Soups and Sauces — 2017-12-06 thru 2017-12-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091014
Great Soups and Sauces — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174844
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms — 2018-04-11 thru 2018-04-11$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9:30 pm. Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101-103. Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most expensive and flavorful varieties in the market. Now you can grow your own for use in cooking. Learn about the methods of Shiitake mushroom cultivation, then inoculate hardwood logs to take home. From them, you can cultivate several pounds of Shiitake mushrooms for yourself. You may also start a larger cultivation project that could produce mushrooms year round. Hardwood log, Shiitake spawn, wax, and use of tools provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260099816
Guitar 101 — 2018-02-05 thru 2018-02-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 7:30-8:30 pm. Traverse city Guitar Company. You've always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now's your chance to give it a go! Here you'll get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057487
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Would you like to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing those images. Find out how to 'save scenes' with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704376
Hip Hop Dance — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 6:35 -8:35 pm. PE Building Rm 120. Learn dance combinations used in the Hip-Hop dance style and develop strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance, and safe body mechanics. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear clean, dry gym shoes. No partner needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260110806
History of the Anishnabek — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-14$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160418
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-12-02 thru 2017-12-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086560
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091005
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 247326206
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees — 2018-05-02 thru 2018-05-02$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Discover how to get the best out of your employees by setting clear expectations from the start and creating attainable goals and action plans. Develop communication techniques that help elevate employee engagement and work performance. See examples of successful goal setting and how to follow up to ensure goals are met. Learn how to hold employees accountable. Immediately apply the skills you learn and help your employees grow professionally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063242
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements — 2018-04-19 thru 2018-05-03$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we'll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You'll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065585
InDesign for Beginners — 2018-03-13 thru 2018-03-27$135 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 6-9 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 120. Learn the fundamentals of the world's leading desktop publishing software--Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you'll appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260092344
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2018-02-23 thru 2018-03-16$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri, 9 am-noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You'll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088354
Introduction to Skate Skiing — 2018-01-11 thru 2018-01-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m. Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You'll learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632399
Introduction to Video Editing — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-27$55 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You'll also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704404
Course ClosedIntroduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-02-17$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat, Noon-3 pm. Aero Park Labs Rm 118. Qualify to use the NMC Welding Lab as you learn the essentials of welding for your hobby, art, or home-based projects. You'll learn what you must know about safety, equipment use, and welding techniques. Review and discuss the tools and equipment for wire and stick welding, use of personal protective clothing and equipment, as well as proper set up and safe use of equipment in the welding lab. Then head into the lab to weld! Successful completion of this course is required to take Open Welding Lab. Safety glasses, gloves, and welding helmet will be provided for this session.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260053030
Irish Pub Night — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Looking to do something different for St. Patrick's Day this year? How about hosting a dinner focused on ALES! Spend an entertaining evening with Chef Brian Kissel, learning how to incorporate ales into your cuisine. Recipes include Gaelic Chicken, sautéed chicken breast with Jameson Irish whiskey peppercorn sauce; Cheddar and Bacon Potato Waffles; Irish Flatbread Pizza topped with shaved corn beef and Swiss cheese, drizzled with a homemade dressing and Chocolate Stout Cake. Pick up great tips from the pro and get new recipes. Bring take-home containers for any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174654
Italian Bistro Fare — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-04-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Step into an old world bistro and discover Italian cooking the way it was meant to be. Learn classic techniques with a contemporary approach that can easily be applied in your home without hours of work. Explore the concept of bistro cooking and cuisine while you create delicious recipes to warm your spirit. Recipes include: Sicilian Broil, Chicken Conquistador, savory Chicken Saltimbocca, and an apple caramel tart. Savor the flavors of this simple, yet timeless cuisine. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174179
Judo — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$145 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This joint offering introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628171
Just for the Halibut: Advanced Seafood Cookery — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Take your understanding of seafood cookery up a notch. Learn how to sauté, grill, and poach one of the finer fishes in the sea, halibut. Explore the concept and advanced methods of cooking, 'Sous Vide' (cooking under vacuum) at home without buying expensive equipment. Pick up techniques for keeping it from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done every time. Discover recipes to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends with your knowledge of this wonderful fish! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260173902
Knitted Knockers — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-04-03$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 4 pm. University Center Rm 214. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046519
Knitted Knockers — 2018-04-07 thru 2018-04-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, Noon-5pm. University Center Room 215. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making something very useful, but become aware of the need for such items in our community. You must be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and bind off. Don't worry if you're a bit rusty with your knitting -- there will be time to get you back up to speed. Materials list and syllabus will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260761376
Knitted Socks — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-17$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, Noon - 4:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear because you can custom fit them to your feet and are just plain fun to knit. Learn to knit in the round on your choice of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 2 circular needles. Discover the anatomy and vocabulary of a sock and master the basic techniques of making any sock from the cuff (top) down by knitting a small (toddler) size sock. Prerequisite: basic knitting skills. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045493
Knitting in the Round: Mosaic Hat — 2018-02-24 thru 2018-03-03$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm 215. Learn to knit in the round, using your choice of needles: DPNs, 2 circular needles together, Magic Loop method, or one short circular needle. Mosaic knitting consists of color work without the fancy Fair Isle stranding--each color is used one at a time with knit and slip stitches to create the pretty "mosaic" design. Pattern is included in price and will be available at first class. Supply list and syllabus will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills required: cast on, knit, and decrease.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045849
Knitting Techniques: A Day of Mini Lessons — 2018-03-17 thru 2018-03-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 5 pm. University Center Rm 215. You already know the fundamentals of knitting, but want to take your knitting up a notch. Spend a day with Lindy Barnes, a seasoned knitter, and other knitters learning a few tips, tricks, and new techniques to help advance your knitting style. Techniques include blocking your finished knits, unconventional cast-on/bind-off, circular knitting, increases/decreases, cables without a cable needle, how to read a pattern, troubleshooting how to fix common mistakes, and more. This is not a beginning class; prior knitting experience is required. A supply list will be mailed prior to class along with pre-work to help you get the most out of the day. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046216
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2018-01-04 thru 2018-03-22$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717148
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-06-14$159 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., 6:45-8:45 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260953458
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-02-21$129 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160216
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws — 2018-04-18 thru 2018-05-23$129 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160180
Learn to Sew — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-02-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Oleson Center Rm A-B. Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049163
Learn to Sew II — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Oleson Center Rm A-B. The best way to improve your skills is to keep sewing! Week one is a review of basic skills and terms with additional skills added. Bring a sewing project that interests you for approval or choose from a list of kits that can be purchased from the instructor. The remaining weeks have you working at your own pace while learning new skills and getting individual support on your project. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies each week. Need a machine? There are a limited number to rent; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049571
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29 — 2018-05-11 thru 2018-05-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am-2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live--from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $29 option does not include lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 222. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160553
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39 — 2018-05-11 thru 2018-05-11$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am-2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live--from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $39 option includes lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 229. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160520
LIFE Lunch-April: The History and Future of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns — 2018-04-20 thru 2018-04-20$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Discover one of Traverse City's greatest transformations! The old Northern Michigan Asylum is now the setting of a vibrant asset to our community, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Get the scoop from Botanic Garden Manager, Mike McNulty, on what led to the downfall of the asylum and the bright colorful future the garden has in store. This 600-acre farm is filled with history and secrets and is currently being cultivated into a beautiful botanic garden. This spring over 20,000 bulbs will be in bloom! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159687
LIFE Lunch - February: An Inside Look at the National Writers Series — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: It's a little puzzling…why do authors, like Lee Child or Margaret Atwood or Jodi Picoult or David Sedaris, come to little Traverse City? And, yes, we're talking even in the dark gloom of November and knee-deep snow of January. Like everything, there's a good story behind it--join Anne Stanton, NWS Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she shares the compelling story of its beginnings and future. She'll talk about the fun, and also challenging, times along the way, and how NWS expanded its mission to help young writers and readers bloom. Beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 52. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160016
LIFE Lunch-March: Arctic Field Science in the Alaskan Wilderness — 2018-03-23 thru 2018-03-23$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Alaska is a land of many extremes, making scientific research a grand adventure! Join Dr. Frederick Nelson and MSU graduate student Clayton Queen as they collectively share 30+ years of stories and research in the Last Frontier. Working at sites all over the state and amongst wildlife (even polar bears!), Nelson and Queen share fascinating information about permafrost science and geomorphology. Discover how arctic ecosystems will change and adapt over time. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159736
Love Sells! Your Ticket to the Publishing World — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Did you know that romance novels are considered the workhorse of the publishing industry that fuels the publishing of many other genres? It's a lucrative business, and with a little help, you can have yours published by a traditional royalty paying publisher. Join Sheri Dargin, author of a dozen romance novels published under several pen names, to learn what publishers and readers desire in a romance novel. Find out how to craft the essential part of the story--the main characters--so you can get your submission accepted. Learn the basic character requirements -- and how to write them - that will get and keep your audience interested. These tools can help you write the romance novel you and your audience will love to read!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089650
Mah Jongg Madness — 2018-04-09 thru 2018-04-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216, (no class May 28). 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160675
Mah Jongg Madness — 2018-05-07 thru 2018-06-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160711
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-01-30$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 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 them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087935
Mardi Gras Party — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Chef Brian loves a party! The kitchen will be jumping tonight cooking up delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine. Become schooled on the 'holy trinity' of flavors and spices that make New Orleans famous. Learn how to make a dark roux for gumbo, get techniques for a rich crawfish etoufee, discover the secret to bouillabaisse, and the how-to for blackened catfish. The grand finale is bananas foster bread pudding with home-made bourbon caramel sauce and sweet potato pie. 'Laissez les bons temps rouler' (let the good times roll)! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175109
Mastering the Boating Rules of the Road — 2018-04-09 thru 2018-04-09$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637281
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2018-01-10 thru 2018-03-21$109 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Weds., Noon-1 pm. Crooked Tree Yoga Studio. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle--even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you'll learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260728713
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2018-04-11 thru 2018-06-27$119 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Weds., Noon-1 pm. Crooked Tree Yoga Studio. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle--even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you'll learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260728749
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159977
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159943
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-02-22$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159912
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$55 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, you'll explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMC's collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We'll check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You'll dissect an owl's pellet and find out what it ate. You'll learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159671
Mid-day Meditation — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-03-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 12:15-12:45 pm. Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Don't have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join a very experienced instructor to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that doesn't like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follow at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260729204
Mid-day Meditation — 2018-04-13 thru 2018-06-29$109 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., 12:15-12:45 pm. Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Don't have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join a very experienced instructor to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that doesn't like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follow at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260729232
Miller Creek Snowshoe Adventure — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Meet at the trailhead behind Aldi Food Market (3123 South Airport Dr., TC). Get off the couch for a morning of meaningful exploration and hearty exercise. Following a brief discussion, head to the woods to discover the easy-access nature reserve and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Your 1.6 mile trek brings you close to the geologic shoreline of Lake Algonquin where you will learn a bit of history. Bring your own snowshoes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159594
MIOSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course — 2018-04-26 thru 2018-04-27$188 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs and Fri, 8:30 am-4 pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 110B. Review regulations for the construction industry in this 10-hour program. Develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. Gain insight into MIOSHA inspection procedures while developing understanding of the most frequently cited MIOSHA violations. Emphasis is placed on recognizing hazards and describing safe work practices to eliminate or control those hazards. Approved for Residential Builders Pre-Licensure Safety Training Requirements. Participants receive MIOSHA and OSHA 10-hour cards upon successful completion (30 days after completion). Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided both days.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093661
MIOSHA Construction - Part 45 Fall Protection — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30 am-4 pm, Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102. Falls accounted for nearly one-third of the construction workplace fatalities investigated by the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division. A frequently cited violation was Rule 1926.501(b)(13) - Employees engaged in residential construction activities were not protected from falling 6 feet or more. Attendees at this training will review the MIOSHA Part 45, Construction Safety Standard for Fall Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations. Includes examination of recent fatal falls in construction and discussion of the latest fall protection techniques for construction. Also covers fall exposures for residential construction and MIOSHA fall protection criteria and requirements for use of guardrails, safety nets, or a personal fall arrest system. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093344
More iPhone — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084436
More Zentangle — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-05-03$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Ramp up what you learned in Zentangle Method for Mindfulness and explore further tangles and techniques. Begin a journey to establish a workable daily Zentangle practice. Explore adding color along with Renaissance tiles and inks and black tiles with white ink. Deepen awareness of yourself, your art and your life, one stroke at a time. Bring a journal or a small sketch pad that has Bristol Vellum or watercolor paper. All other tiles and pens will be provided.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259992867
Music Appreciation — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$360 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thur, 11:20 am - 12:50 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. We'll survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move people's hearts through the ages. Together, we'll experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062383
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-02-13$59 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156043
NMC Chamber Singers — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 5:30-7 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063297
NMC Concert Band — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you'll have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you'll need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email jocampbell@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063702
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$200 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center Scheduled hours. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available, call 995-1379 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 85. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239431302
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center schedule. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available, call 995-1379 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239432263
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center schedule. The Student Annual Fitness Center Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any credit classes and includes University Center students. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239433192
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$60 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Sat, hours vary check Fitness Center schedule. The Student 4-Month Fitness Center Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any credit classes and includes University Center students. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239434109
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 78. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062926
NMC Jazz Band — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7:30-9:30 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063997
NMC Jazz Band — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 5:30-7:30 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064829
Opera Notes: Love is in the Air: L'Elisir D'Amore and La Boheme — 2018-02-09 thru 2018-02-09$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Can a magic potion help Nemorino win the love of his lady fair? Will Rodolfo and Mimi find love and happiness in the popular Puccini classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159808
Opera Notes: Match.com: Luisa Miller and Cendrillon — 2018-04-13 thru 2018-04-13$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Will Luisa find love and marriage with the Count's son or will he marry the woman his father contracted for him? Find out about Domingo's latest role in this Verdi opera conducted by James Levine. This is the first time for Massenet's Cendrillon to be performed at the MET and with DiDonato to boot -- get the scoop!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159772
Opera Notes: Powerful Women: Cosi Fan Tutte and Semiramide — 2018-03-09 thru 2018-03-09$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Unravel the twists in Mozart's comic Cosi Fan Tutte so you're in on the fun. What is angering Angela Meade's murderous Queen of Babylon in this rarely performed Rossini opera?

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159792
Pad Thai and More — 2018-04-16 thru 2018-04-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Continue the culinary tour of Thailand with Australian Chef Kylie Simpson. Kylie traveled to northern Thailand to study the regional and local cuisine for six weeks, and stayed six months. Explore the exotic tastes and flavors as you create recipes that include Tom Yum Soup and Pad Thai. Discover the basics of Thai Curry and creative ways to adapt it. Finish the evening with Thai banana and chocolate wontons. Savor the flavors of Thailand while she shares her delightful stories. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174019
Painting I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$435 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. Fine Arts Rm 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056978
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-01-21 thru 2018-01-21$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108817
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-02-11 thru 2018-02-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260778335
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-03-04 thru 2018-03-04$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260778229
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-04-25 thru 2018-04-25$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9:30 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260777945
Partner In Command - Boating — 2018-04-25 thru 2018-04-25$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This is an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635707
People Photography: From Candids to Portraits — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Want to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories, and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704303
Phone Photography — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. What's the best camera? The one that's with you! Learn to take better photos with the device you have with you most of the time -- your smartphone. Discover how to use light and composition for better photos. Discover a few simple tips that will turn your photos into more than simply snapshots. Find out how to download, organize and save those precious memories to share for years to come. Class will be primarily geared to iPhone users, but will adapt for those with Android phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704480
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-04-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 208. 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'll 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'll also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704203
Photoshop for Photographers — 2018-04-25 thru 2018-04-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 120. 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'll 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704186
Pottery Techniques — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-03-21$225 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm., Fine Arts Building Rm 135. Beginners through advanced students--try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You'll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260055971
Product Photography for Online Selling — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-01-23$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Need good photos for use with websites, such as Etsy, eBay, Crag's List, or even submissions to juried art shows? Don't have a lot to spend on lighting gear? Explore various cost effective techniques to properly capture detailed photographs in this hands-on class. We'll photograph items such as jewelry, flat artwork, and other small products. Please bring a small item to photograph and your camera. Class is not appropriate for camera phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704536
Puppy Training 101 — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$125 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, 9-10 am, Parson-Stulen Bldg, Rm 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking, and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We'll introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME, and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260097945
Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-05-24$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 5:30-6:30 pm. Whole Health TC 3639 Cass St. Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong ("chee-gong") routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260730151
Ramen Noodle Bowls at Home — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chef Simon Joseph, owner of Gaijin, for an evening where East meets Midwest. Explore the comfort food classic as he guides you to unravel the traditional Ramen bowl influenced by Japanese culture and technique. Learn about noodle history and method, then try your hand at building a bowl. Wheat noodles are the base, but the soul of the bowl is the Tare (the seasoning), and topped off with various garnishes. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175844
Raspberry Pi — 2018-05-09 thru 2018-05-09$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 202. The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. Get Raspberry Pi components to build hands-on projects in class. Learn how to assemble, program, and use the input/output pins to control various devices. Most anything you can control with a computer, you can control with the Raspberry Pi. Connect a small electronic flash unit to the Raspberry Pi and use simple programs to control it. Leave with a complete Raspberry Pi computer, code and other accessories to continue experimenting at home. Class is appropriate for adults and youth age 16 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260086172
Reflexology for Life — 2018-03-15 thru 2018-03-15$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 106. Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260729906
Researching Your Roots — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-04-12$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am-3 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore your family's history and discover how to utilize the essential tools of genealogy that are now available online. Whether you are just getting started or your research is in progress, this workshop is for you. We will do hands-on research and review some of the programs for recording the data we uncover. Throughout the workshop, learn different strategies needed for overcoming common difficulties inherent in researching family history. Bring any family history records you already have, along with the specific "brick walls" you have encountered. Bring a sack lunch and a flash drive for data storage.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087431
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-9 pm. Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well--¬the big three being healthcare, inflation, and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You'll learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We'll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108134
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-28$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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'll 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049917
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-27$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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'll 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050361
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050689
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-04-11$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050923
Sailing — 2018-04-17 thru 2018-06-19$179 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. Discover sailing this summer on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Novice and experienced sailors will enjoy learning the comprehensive essentials of sailing. Classroom learning and on-the-water sessions each week provide sailing experience and a chance to apply concepts learned. Topics include: nomenclature, boat designs, rigging, safety, and sail types and processes, helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions are arranged with the instructor. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637986
Sail Trim — 2018-04-11 thru 2018-04-11$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows the experienced and novice sailor how tune a sail boat's mast and, in simple and clear terms, how to trim (adjust) a boat's sails for optimum performance in a wide range of weather conditions No assumptions prior knowledge of sailing are made. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636932
Savory Tarts Strudels and Flans — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Let Chef Janene Silverman, co-owner of Raduno, channel your inner Italian as you create a variety of savory antipasti. These simple and healthy pastries are delicious as starters or a light and satisfying winter dinner. Prepare the different delicate and flakey pastries using a variety of fillings from meats and cheeses to seasonal vegetables, from a spinach flan with cream sauce to a Torta Pasqualina (Easter Tart). End the evening tasting the fruits of your labor! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174266
Say 'I Do' to Officiating Your Family or Friends' Wedding — 2018-04-25 thru 2018-04-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds., 6:30-8:30 pm. NMC University Center Rm 204. 43% of today's couples are asking loved ones to lead their wedding nuptials rather than selecting a professional. Have you been asked to officiate a wedding? Are you inviting someone you know to conduct your ceremony? Getting ordained online is fast and easy, but doesn't provide personal coaching. Make the ceremony memorable by enrolling in this face-to-face class with Reverend Crystal Yarlott, who's performed 500+ weddings. She'll guide you in creating a meaningful and organized marriage ritual. Learn the 10 big tips to help the new officiant lead a ceremony that rocks! Review your legal responsibilities. This course does not ordain you, but will prove invaluable as you take your Officiating know-how from basic to brilliant.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260728211
Seamanship — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-03-19$149 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638813
Secrets of Spanish Paella — 2018-04-05 thru 2018-04-05$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor in Spanish homes for centuries. Bring it to your home as you discover three tasty variations of Spain's quintessential dish featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Seafood Paella, Paella with chicken, chorizo and asparagus, and a Vegetarian Paella with artichokes, Spanish olives, and tomatoes. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174153
Sell Like an eBay Pro — 2018-02-13 thru 2018-02-13$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 213. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you'll walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research your item's potential value, 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 = 260086986
Short Sermons: Understanding Today's Issues — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-02-06$69 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Join author and literary scholar, Stephen Lewis, in exploring canonical short stories and poems that confront such timeless issues as homelessness in an affluent society, the conflict between patriotism and a sense of human decency, attitudes toward gender identity and roles, and the basis for religious persecution. Literary qualities will be discussed to establish the writers' perceptions of these issues. Email the instructor (stevelew@charter.net) for a free link to all works, such as Frank O'Connor's 'Guests of the Nation,' and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159874
Simplify Your Life — 2018-03-15 thru 2018-03-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm., University Center Rm 207. They say less is more! In this interactive class, you'll discover simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond the clutter, and tackle busyness, health, finances, and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff, and fewer obligations leads to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260097642
Sketching on Location — 2018-05-05 thru 2018-05-05$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - 2:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Rm 112. Discover the joy of plein air sketching! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your sketchbook and let's head outside where you'll learn the process of selecting a subject. Gain tips and techniques on creating drawings with pencil and pen. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. Bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials will be provided. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259966989
Social Partner Dancing — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-02-23$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri, 7-8:45 pm, PE Building Rm 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108382
Social Partner Dancing — 2018-04-20 thru 2018-06-08$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 pm., PE Bldg Rm 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260780069
Southern Cooking with a Twist — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create the familiar down home flavors of southern cuisine with delicious new twists. Create light and airy profiteroles, dough that is first cooked and then baked, filled with a shrimp remoulade. Smoked ham encases our fresh trout finished with a pecan brown butter. Learn how to roast green beans to bring out their sweet flavor and top them with a bacon marmalade and pan crisped shallot slices. Put a delightful spin on banana pudding, using a little southern bourbon and top it with maple cream. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174502
Starting a Business Workshop — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 213. 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: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059775
Starting a Business Workshop — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 216. 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: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059922
Steakhouse Favorites — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Steak is a favorite in many households. It's not only mouth-watering but impressive to serve. Discover a great starter with a succulent crab cake recipe that holds together nicely and is topped with a fresh garlic aioli. Learn how to grill your steak to perfection and amp up the flavor with shiitakes and a Gorgonzola butter. Give the time-tested creamed spinach a flavor boost with the addition of shallots and bacon. To finish this great meal, whip up an ultra-smooth chocolate truffle tart. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174904
Successful Strategies for Today's Job Seekers — 2018-02-01 thru 2018-02-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Is a job change on your "to do" list for the New Year? Whether you're searching for your first job or looking for a career change, let Lin Benfield, an independent education and career advisor, help you create a stellar resume and implement the latest search strategies including social media sites like LinkedIn. Find out if additional education or training might be required to find a more satisfying and better paying job. Learn how to maximize social networking events and your current connections. Explore the do's and don'ts of interviewing and gain confidence putting it all together to secure an edge over your competition! Please bring your current resume on a thumb drive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046641
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2018-01-02 thru 2018-03-20$139 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., 7:30-8:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. An energetic 'wake me, shake me' flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260716818
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-06-05$119 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 7:30-8:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. An energetic 'wake me, shake me' flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260952010
Sushi Rolls — 2018-04-14 thru 2018-04-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174065
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-04-24$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues, 6-9 pm., Parson-Stulen Rm 101-103. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, nature is the model as you maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. See how sustainable design principles are incorporated into the design and function of the site. Discover ideas that you can apply to your own property. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260099154
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-10$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday morning with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson, baking scrumptious scones. Pour a cup of joe and nibble on a warm scone while you watch Pete demonstrate the technique. Then take the mystery out of making a good tender scone, with a lightly crisp outer layer, by using your own hands and his favorite adaptable recipe. Work in teams to make the recipe your own by using caramelized pecans, lemon curd, local maple syrup, or savory bacon and cheese. Bring containers to take home any warm scones you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175021
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-03-05$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 8:45-20 pm and Weds, 6:45-8:45 pm, PE Building Rm 120. Congratulations, someone's getting married! The date is approaching fast and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you'll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260110458
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. In this joint offering, you'll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628874
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) II — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. In this joint offering, you'll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628539
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on "point style" free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631195
Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-03-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs, 2;30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. This is a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. Learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercises that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260730404
Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-06-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs, 2;30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. This is a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. Learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercises that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260730420
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-03-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue to study the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260732784
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-06-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue to study the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260732827
Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260733601
Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-06-05$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260733672
Tai Chi for Arthritis 4--Guided Practice — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 2:30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260734372
Tai Chi for Arthritis 4--Guided Practice — 2018-04-10 thru 2018-06-05$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 2:30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260734413
The Art of Home-Made Maple Syrup — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101-103. Make your own backyard sweet maple syrup! Discover how and when to tap your maple trees this spring and learn to collect, store, and boil the sap to make high-quality syrup you'll enjoy year 'round. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and materials you will need and where to get them. Gain important tips to ease the production management whether you boil your sap outdoors or on the kitchen stove and increase your enjoyment of this great spring ritual.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098890
The Art of Selling Your House — 2018-04-07 thru 2018-04-07$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Selling your house can be overwhelming. Is it a seller's market? Do I work with a licensed realtor or try it on my own? What do I need to do to get my home ready to sell? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current and helpful information so that you can be prepared to sell your home quickly, efficiently, and for the best price. Also register for "What You Need to Know when Buying a House" and lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260095517
The Business of Art — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-04-11$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Are you passionate about your crafts, artwork or other marketable products? Want to sell your creative items, but unsure how to start? Let a seasoned artisan show you some of the basics of starting your own art business. Discover the ins and outs of marketing your work, including where to sell your craft or product, how to cultivate customer rapport, pricing your work, and more. Whether you are a hobbyist or an artisan, this is a good way to get started. Even seasoned veterans will learn a tip or two to take home and implement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062408
The Untold Story of Boot Lake — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-04-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From its beginning, Boot Lake has a very interesting history. Few people have knowledge of this local place. Get ready to discover it's historical significance! Explore local Native American lore relating Boot Lake to the Old Indian Trial and its relationship to the settlement of the American Frontier. A short hike is part of this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160402
The Wedding Dance — 2018-04-22 thru 2018-04-22$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building Rm 120. Congratulations, someone's getting married! The date is approaching fast and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you'll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260110214
Transforming Real Life into Fiction — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-02-13$109 — Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., 4-5:30 pm. University Center Rm 217. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, "I'm afraid that novel in you has to come out." Let's face it, you have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions, and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089382
Travel Photography--Creating a Story — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. Creating a story with your travel photos is the ultimate souvenir. With a little planning and thought, you can go from random photos of locations you may or may not remember, to photos that tell a story and bring back memories of everything you loved and enjoyed about your trip or vacation. Pick up tips on how to take better photos with either your smartphone or camera and how to visualize what photos to take. Get ideas for sharing with family and friends, and how to download and save the memories to enjoy for years to come.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704464
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2018-01-26 thru 2018-03-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri, Noon-12:50 pm. University Center Rm 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 261009004
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2018-04-06 thru 2018-06-22$79 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri, Noon-12:50 pm. University Center Rm 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 261009062
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2018-04-13 thru 2018-04-27$99 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204 (April 20 field trip is Noon-5 pm ). While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159459
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704585
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704258
Up North Pasties — 2018-01-22 thru 2018-01-22$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to make your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You'll also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175880
Using GPS — 2018-05-23 thru 2018-05-23$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. Learn the principles of waypoint navigation and how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS and what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the end, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don't currently own one.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633829
Valentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 9+) — 2018-02-09 thru 2018-02-09$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 5:30-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. You'll also learn how to add lace details. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175045
Viva Italiano! — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-04-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Learn through hands-on practice and recipe demos the benefits of adding more raw foods to your diet, and how easy that can be. Almost everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese that can leave you feeling stuffed and lethargic. With simple substitutions you can enjoy this classic cuisine and feel satisfied and energetic. Prepare and sample inspired dishes that will thrill your taste buds including an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174087
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$110 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm. University Center Rm 14. This small ensemble of men's and women's voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065179
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces — 2018-04-12 thru 2018-04-26$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'll 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971963
Course ClosedWatercolor Painting I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$435 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, Fine Arts Rm 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057263
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$59 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6-9 pm. Great Lakes Campus, Rm 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It's hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259967712
Waterscapes in Watercolor — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Are you interested in learning how to paint "water" using watercolors? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll explore the many exhilarating opportunities to catch water in action from gentle streams and splashing waves to ripples and reflections. Learn the techniques for executing a painting of water. Under the guidance of award-winning artist, Adam VanHouten, you'll put these basic principles to practice in your own painting. Bring a reference photo of a water scene to the first class. All other materials supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259968285
Weather — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-05-23$155 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. This general weather course will benefit those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm for maritime applications. Become a keen observer of the weather. Learn why weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology--the science of the atmosphere. Discover how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another. Understand how major weather events develop in our area. Cost includes text and materials. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638386
What You Need to Know to Buy a House — 2018-04-07 thru 2018-04-07$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm 209. Buying a house, whether it's your first or fifth, can be stressful. Is it better to buy than rent? Isn't it a seller's market? How do I choose a licensed professional? What costs are involved? How do I make the right offer that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Connect with local experts, such as lenders, appraisers, and inspectors and get current and helpful information so that you can be prepared to buy your new house with full confidence for the best price. Also register for "The Art of Selling Your House" and lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260095788
Whole Foods Workshop — 2018-01-20 thru 2018-01-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal foods, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175916
Wilderness First Aid — 2018-05-19 thru 2018-05-20$399 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat and Sun, 8 am-5 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Register by May 1 and save $30. Get introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments, whose primary responsibility is not emergency response. Learn to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. Gain skills and confidence as you work through scenario-based problem solving. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help participants master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to emergencies. Learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states. Bring a bag lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260048553
Wilderness First Responder Certification -- Hybrid Course Format — 2018-05-01 thru 2018-05-18$899 — Face to FaceView Details

Online session begins May 1. In-class sessions: May 14-18, 8am-5pm, University Center Rm. 07. Register by March 29 and save $100. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is an important credential for anyone who works outdoors. Recreational outfitters, guides, educators, park personnel and anyone working or playing in remote areas are seeking this credential to better handle emergency situations. The course emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder certification is a combination online and onsite course that requires approximately 20-30 hours of pre-course instruction in an online learning environment and five days of class/field coursework. Food and lodging not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049611
Wildlife Photography — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Learn photography techniques to help you capture images of wildlife in their natural environment from award-winning nature and wildlife photographer, Charles St. Charles. Discuss the need-to-have equipment and ways to save money on nice-to-have equipment. Discover strategies for getting close to your subjects, capturing behavior and having long term photographic projects and relationships with wildlife. Get tips on where to photograph animals locally and nationally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704283
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills in this fun hands-on course. Avoid the common mistakes beginners make as you learn best practices to identify wild mushrooms and explore the types found throughout our region. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159480
Winter Escape: The Arts and Space — 2018-02-01 thru 2018-02-01$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The use of space in the arts takes many forms. It defines sculpture, it enhances all paintings, it revolutionizes music, and architecture can't exist without it! Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they lead you on creative space travels that will make you forget the winter's chill.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159341
Women's Golf Basics — 2018-04-04 thru 2018-04-25$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You'll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639177
Write Fundraising Letters that Work! — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066430
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-05 thru 2018-03-23$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 5:15-6:45 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260715580
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-06 thru 2018-03-24$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Sat., 9-10:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260949891
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-19$149 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Mon, 5:45-7 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260715637
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-04-06 thru 2018-06-15$159 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri, 5:15-6:45 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260715652
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-04-07 thru 2018-06-09$159 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Sat., 9-10:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260950339
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2018-01-05 thru 2018-03-23$249 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., 1-2:30 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717493
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2018-04-06 thru 2018-06-15$209 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., 1-2:30 pm., Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260954725
Yoga I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 6:35-8:35 pm. NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717911
Yoga I — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-05-03$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Thurs., 10:10 am-12:10 pm NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717927
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-29$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm 219. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259973117
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$200 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center Scheduled hours. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available, call 995-1379 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 85. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239431302
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center schedule. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available, call 995-1379 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239432263
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Sat, Times vary check Fitness Center schedule. The Student Annual Fitness Center Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any credit classes and includes University Center students. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239433192
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$60 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Sat, hours vary check Fitness Center schedule. The Student 4-Month Fitness Center Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any credit classes and includes University Center students. Do something today that your future self will thank you for! 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. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. The new facility has showers, changing room and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness workout. Begin a membership anytime.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239434109
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-12-02 thru 2017-12-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086560
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAppetizers for the Holidays — 2017-12-04 thru 2017-12-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great 'do ahead' creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the 'what flavors work well together' theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091024
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Soups and Sauces — 2017-12-06 thru 2017-12-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091014
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCookie Decorating with Royal Icing — 2017-12-07 thru 2017-12-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091010
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091005
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHoliday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately -1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 247326206
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEnvironmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview — 2017-12-11 thru 2017-12-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084351
Beginning Yoga — 2018-01-02 thru 2018-03-20$169 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues, 5:45-7 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260714723
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2018-01-02 thru 2018-03-20$139 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., 7:30-8:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. An energetic 'wake me, shake me' flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260716818
Ayurveda Basics — 2018-01-03 thru 2018-02-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 10-11 am. Yoga for Health Education. Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old Eastern Indian science of life (and medicine) that focuses on living in harmony with the laws of nature. Learn your specific body-mind constitution (Prikriti) and reference it with your current state of health (Vikriti). Bring balance to all of your life as you adjust lifestyle patterns and learn how to apply Ayurveda principles of health and healing for your specific mind-body type. Overview of food preparation, including food sampling, is an integral (and delicious!) part of this course. This is not an exercise class. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260723472
Beginning Yoga — 2018-01-03 thru 2018-02-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds., 10-11:15 am. Yoga for Health Education. Come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260949002
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2018-01-04 thru 2018-03-22$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717148
Feldenkrais — 2018-01-04 thru 2018-03-22$139 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160345
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-05 thru 2018-03-23$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 5:15-6:45 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260715580
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2018-01-05 thru 2018-03-23$249 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., 1-2:30 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717493
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-06 thru 2018-03-24$189 — Face to FaceView Details

12 Sat., 9-10:30 am. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260949891
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-19$149 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Mon, 5:45-7 pm. Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260715637
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$115 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718947
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$155 — Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718922
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week) — 2018-01-08 thru 2018-03-23$195 — Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718894
Gentle Yoga — 2018-01-09 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160773
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2018-01-10 thru 2018-03-21$109 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Weds., Noon-1 pm. Crooked Tree Yoga Studio. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle--even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you'll learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260728713
Beginning Cross-Country Skiing — 2018-01-10 thru 2018-01-17$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632745
Finding Common Ground — 2018-01-11 thru 2018-01-11$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 2-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'What unites us is far greater than what divides us,' spoke John F. Kennedy. We are living in divisive times. People are feeling politically polarized, individually isolated, and frightened by feelings of uncertainty. It is difficult to start a conversation with your neighbors and friends when you are not sure 'what side they are on!' The truth is, we share more in common than that which we perceive divides us. Join acclaimed storyteller and narrative consultant, Jenifer Strauss, to engage in a series of gentle and exploratory prompts based on common experiences. Use storytelling and deep listening to find common ground. Come with curiosity and leave with stories that help you feel connected and heard.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160490
Introduction to Skate Skiing — 2018-01-11 thru 2018-01-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m. Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You'll learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632399
Social Partner Dancing — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-02-23$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri, 7-8:45 pm, PE Building Rm 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108382
Mid-day Meditation — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-03-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 12:15-12:45 pm. Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Don't have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join a very experienced instructor to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that doesn't like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follow at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260729204
Chair Yoga — 2018-01-12 thru 2018-03-23$119 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri, 1-2 pm, at Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance, and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures, and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160612
Ceramics I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$465 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 1-3 pm. Fine Arts Bldg Rm 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056391
Course ClosedWatercolor Painting I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$435 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, Fine Arts Rm 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057263
Digital Graphics Design I — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$500 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You'll learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093106
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-03-05$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 8:45-20 pm and Weds, 6:45-8:45 pm, PE Building Rm 120. Congratulations, someone's getting married! The date is approaching fast and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you'll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260110458
Hip Hop Dance — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 6:35 -8:35 pm. PE Building Rm 120. Learn dance combinations used in the Hip-Hop dance style and develop strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance, and safe body mechanics. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear clean, dry gym shoes. No partner needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260110806
Course ClosedDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$500 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Wed, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260092634
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 78. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062926
NMC Chamber Singers — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 5:30-7 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063297
NMC Jazz Band — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 7:30-9:30 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063997
NMC Jazz Band — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon, 5:30-7:30 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064829
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-04-30$110 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm. University Center Rm 14. This small ensemble of men's and women's voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065179
Seamanship — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-03-19$149 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638813
Creative Writing - Poetry — 2018-01-15 thru 2018-05-05$322 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 15.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a joint offering with the academic course taught by Sarah Wangler.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 263870583
Course ClosedCeramics I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$465 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm. Fine Arts Bldg Rm 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056695
Painting I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$435 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. Fine Arts Rm 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260056978
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. In this joint offering, you'll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628874
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) II — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. In this joint offering, you'll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628539
Judo — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$145 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This joint offering introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260628171
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on "point style" free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631195
Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260733601
Tai Chi for Arthritis 4--Guided Practice — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 2:30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260734372
Yoga I — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 6:35-8:35 pm. NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717911
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-15$169 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Build your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week, we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help you if you wish to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve your performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088997
Conversational Spanish II — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues, 6-8 pm., Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 147. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You'll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087645
Music Appreciation — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$360 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thur, 11:20 am - 12:50 pm. Fine Arts Rm 115. We'll survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move people's hearts through the ages. Together, we'll experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062383
NMC Concert Band — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-01$90 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues, 7-9 pm. Milliken Auditorium. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you'll have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you'll need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email jocampbell@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063702
Advanced Creative Writing — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-05-03$322 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs., 8:30-10:00 am, Main Campus Scholars Hall Rm 15. This advanced study and practice of imaginative prose writing places emphasis on more fully developed narrative manuscripts, moving beyond individual scenes and exercises with individual narrative techniques to complete stories and revisions of them. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090788
Transforming Real Life into Fiction — 2018-01-16 thru 2018-02-13$109 — Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., 4-5:30 pm. University Center Rm 217. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, "I'm afraid that novel in you has to come out." Let's face it, you have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions, and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089382
Learn to Sew — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-02-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Oleson Center Rm A-B. Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049163
Starting a Business Workshop — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 213. 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: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059775
BBQ Bootcamp — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Manistee National Golf & Resort Executive Chef Brian Kissel invites you to a night of BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select meats, fish, and vegetables for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175937
Aikido - Beginning — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-04-25$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Weds, 5:30-6:30 pm., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai, which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics include dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises, basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. For adults and youth age 13 and up. Beginning students enroll in the 5:30 class; continuing students enroll in the 6:30 class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631580
Aikido - Continuing — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-04-25$199 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Sat, 6:30-7:30 pm, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai, which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics include dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises, basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. For adults and youth age 13 and up. Beginning students enroll in the 5:30 class; continuing students enroll in the 6:30 class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260631967
Bikram Yoga — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-03-06$230 — Face to FaceView Details

The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 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. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Jan. 17 for the class that begins Jan. 17; orientation is Wed., March 7 for the class that begins March 7; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718481
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-02-21$129 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160216
Conversational Spanish I — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-03-21$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 6-8 pm. University Center Rm 215. This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087008
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2018-01-17 thru 2018-01-17$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704585
Figure Drawing — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-02-08$149 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 6-8 pm, Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Artist of all types from the beginning of recorded art history have always relied on working from the live nude model to help them better understand form, proportion and composition in general. Participate in this special opportunity to draw directly from live professional artist models. Discover proportions of the human form through observation. Learn different drawing techniques and gather ideas that will help you to see more to create remarkable and stunning figure drawings. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972170
Beginning Knitting — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-02-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 1:30 - 3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044463
Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-03-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs, 2;30-3:30 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. This is a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. Learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercises that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260730404
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-03-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., 3:45-4:45 pm. PE Bldg Room 120. Continue to study the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260732784
Yoga I — 2018-01-18 thru 2018-05-03$230 — Face to FaceView Details

15 Thurs., 10:10 am-12:10 pm NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260717927
Beginning Knitting — 2018-01-20 thru 2018-01-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5 pm. University Center Rm 215. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260760448
Whole Foods Workshop — 2018-01-20 thru 2018-01-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal foods, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175916
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-01-21 thru 2018-01-21$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108817
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2018-01-21 thru 2018-02-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 2-3 p.m., Three Swords Fencing Club. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. Classes meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6.)<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633488
Up North Pasties — 2018-01-22 thru 2018-01-22$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to make your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You'll also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175880
Short Sermons: Understanding Today's Issues — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-02-06$69 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Join author and literary scholar, Stephen Lewis, in exploring canonical short stories and poems that confront such timeless issues as homelessness in an affluent society, the conflict between patriotism and a sense of human decency, attitudes toward gender identity and roles, and the basis for religious persecution. Literary qualities will be discussed to establish the writers' perceptions of these issues. Email the instructor (stevelew@charter.net) for a free link to all works, such as Frank O'Connor's 'Guests of the Nation,' and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159874
Diplomacy and War: American Foreign Policy and the Presidents Part 1 — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-03-20$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Series meets 5 Tues, 1-4 pm, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 & 20. University Center Rm. 207. Did you realize there are linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues? Join retired US diplomat Jack Segal for this 5-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy in the Truman, Eisenhower, JFK-LBJ, Nixon-Ford, and Carter/Reagan administrations. Read full descriptions of each segment in the Extended Education digital brochure of classes at nmc.edu/ees. Due to popularity and sequencing, registration is available only for the 5-class series (not individual dates). The Part II series will follow in Fall 2018.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156015
Beginning Russian — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-03-13$119 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm 218. Give yourself a leg-up in Russian whether you want to enhance your traveling experience or simply enjoy learning a new language. Guided by Irina Grougan, a native Russian speaker (born and grew up in the Soviet Union), emphasis will be on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar, and conversation. Gain a wonderful window into Russian culture while practicing basic reading, speaking, and writing skills. The required text, The Everything Learning Russian Book, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085451
Product Photography for Online Selling — 2018-01-23 thru 2018-01-23$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Need good photos for use with websites, such as Etsy, eBay, Crag's List, or even submissions to juried art shows? Don't have a lot to spend on lighting gear? Explore various cost effective techniques to properly capture detailed photographs in this hands-on class. We'll photograph items such as jewelry, flat artwork, and other small products. Please bring a small item to photograph and your camera. Class is not appropriate for camera phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704536
Just for the Halibut: Advanced Seafood Cookery — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Take your understanding of seafood cookery up a notch. Learn how to sauté, grill, and poach one of the finer fishes in the sea, halibut. Explore the concept and advanced methods of cooking, 'Sous Vide' (cooking under vacuum) at home without buying expensive equipment. Pick up techniques for keeping it from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done every time. Discover recipes to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends with your knowledge of this wonderful fish! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260173902
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 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'll 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260083763
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2018-01-24 thru 2018-01-24$55 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, you'll explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMC's collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We'll check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You'll dissect an owl's pellet and find out what it ate. You'll learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159671
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$59 — Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs, 6-9 pm. Great Lakes Campus, Rm 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It's hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259967712
Ramen Noodle Bowls at Home — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chef Simon Joseph, owner of Gaijin, for an evening where East meets Midwest. Explore the comfort food classic as he guides you to unravel the traditional Ramen bowl influenced by Japanese culture and technique. Learn about noodle history and method, then try your hand at building a bowl. Wheat noodles are the base, but the soul of the bowl is the Tare (the seasoning), and topped off with various garnishes. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175844
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2018-01-25 thru 2018-01-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260079684
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2018-01-26 thru 2018-03-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri, Noon-12:50 pm. University Center Rm 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 261009004
Course ClosedIntroduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-02-17$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat, Noon-3 pm. Aero Park Labs Rm 118. Qualify to use the NMC Welding Lab as you learn the essentials of welding for your hobby, art, or home-based projects. You'll learn what you must know about safety, equipment use, and welding techniques. Review and discuss the tools and equipment for wire and stick welding, use of personal protective clothing and equipment, as well as proper set up and safe use of equipment in the welding lab. Then head into the lab to weld! Successful completion of this course is required to take Open Welding Lab. Safety glasses, gloves, and welding helmet will be provided for this session.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260053030
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-01-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175806
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, 10:30-11:30 am., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It, and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098287
Dog Training: Continuing — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, Noon - 1 pm., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098582
Puppy Training 101 — 2018-01-27 thru 2018-03-03$125 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat, 9-10 am, Parson-Stulen Bldg, Rm 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking, and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We'll introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME, and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260097945
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life — 2018-01-29 thru 2018-02-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Mons., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell create our personal reality. What if you could change a story from your past? What story would you choose? What if you could create your future story? Would you? The human brain is hard-wired for STORY. We think, imagine, and retrain information in narrative or STORY form. In this writing workshop, narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss guides you through her Turning Points Personal Narrative Process to help you identify the pivotal events that have changed the course of your life, show you how to change the stories from your past, and intend the future story you wish to live. No prior writing experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089872
Great Flavors of Spain — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-01-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spain is a food lover's paradise. Create a menu which highlights delicious seasonal flavors that evoke the country of Spain in every bite. With water bordering much of Spain, seafood is plentiful. Prepare seared shrimp with an amped up butter flavored with chorizo. You'll roast Jamon Iberico, Spain's legendary answer to Italian prosciutto, and serve it alongside a nutty and pungent romesco sauce. Smoked paprika scented bread crumbs flavor a colorful spinach dish. Top the evening off with the creation of a Rioja Vino cake. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175793
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-01-30$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 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 them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260087935
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2018-01-30 thru 2018-02-13$59 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156043
Pottery Techniques — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-03-21$225 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm., Fine Arts Building Rm 135. Beginners through advanced students--try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You'll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260055971
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-01-31$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Current research suggests that the health of our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, learn cutting edge information about how to support beneficial gut bacteria through your diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques using dairy kefir culture to make both milk and coconut culture, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including Chia Pudding, Kefir Cheese, and Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture to make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175256
A Cultural Immersion: Salam Morocco! — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-02-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Experience one of Africa's most vibrant countries--Morocco--named 2018's 'It' vacation destination. Discover Morocco's cultural influences inspired by its Arabian, Berber and European history. After a session of exploring the culture of Morocco, dive into a full two hours of the basics of Islam (history, beliefs, and teachings). You'll gain an introduction and understanding of the Five Pillars of Islam. And for the final class, treat your senses to a Moroccan culinary experience in NMC's teaching kitchen. Discover the aromatic (and colorful) spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of authentic Moroccan dishes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159309
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2018-01-31 thru 2018-01-31$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704504
Winter Escape: The Arts and Space — 2018-02-01 thru 2018-02-01$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The use of space in the arts takes many forms. It defines sculpture, it enhances all paintings, it revolutionizes music, and architecture can't exist without it! Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they lead you on creative space travels that will make you forget the winter's chill.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159341
Successful Strategies for Today's Job Seekers — 2018-02-01 thru 2018-02-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Is a job change on your "to do" list for the New Year? Whether you're searching for your first job or looking for a career change, let Lin Benfield, an independent education and career advisor, help you create a stellar resume and implement the latest search strategies including social media sites like LinkedIn. Find out if additional education or training might be required to find a more satisfying and better paying job. Learn how to maximize social networking events and your current connections. Explore the do's and don'ts of interviewing and gain confidence putting it all together to secure an edge over your competition! Please bring your current resume on a thumb drive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046641
Crochet Basics — 2018-02-02 thru 2018-02-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm. 106. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260044139
Festival of Foods — 2018-02-03 thru 2018-02-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-3 pm, Hagerty Center (715 E Front St., TC). Enjoy a delightful Saturday of demonstrations and food discovery. Hagerty Center, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, is the place to be where area chefs and specialty food businesses dish up a whole lot of deliciousness! Each hour highlights four workshops--you select 4 of the 16 options to suit your interests. See a partial list of presenters and topics at www.nmc.edu/festival-of-foods. Of course, there will be tastings throughout! Register now and receive a flyer with complete workshop choices mid-January. Workshop descriptions will also be available then at www.nmc.edu/ees. Register early for this sellout event and get your first choices of workshop selections.

  • Seats available: Approximately 119. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175195
Guitar 101 — 2018-02-05 thru 2018-02-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 7:30-8:30 pm. Traverse city Guitar Company. You've always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it…now's your chance to give it a go! Here you'll get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057487
Grant Basics — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065877
French Baking Favorites — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. If you love French desserts, but think you could never make them at home, let Chef Cheryl Janz change your mind. She'll walk you through a step-by-step technique for perfectly whipping egg whites and baking a melt-in-your-mouth Grand Marnier Soufflé with Crème Anglaise. Discover the rustic Pear Tart Tatin that boasts pears cooked in caramel and partnered with a crisp crust of puff pastry. The piece de resistance is a traditional Dark Chocolate Madeleine. All just in time for your sweet Valentine! Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175130
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-02-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084641
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance — 2018-02-06 thru 2018-03-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues, 2-3 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers' experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance, including vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q & A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160271
Creating Fractal Images — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm. University Center Rm 217. Fractal art is truly breathtaking, mesmerizing and inspiring digital work. Learn how you can make your own stunning fractal images with free public domain software. Create beautiful fractals in class as group projects. Learn how to combine different types of fractals, how to start with low resolution fractals and how to get your computer to work at night to generate higher resolution images while you sleep. The possibilities are endless.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259972643
Mardi Gras Party — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Chef Brian loves a party! The kitchen will be jumping tonight cooking up delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine. Become schooled on the 'holy trinity' of flavors and spices that make New Orleans famous. Learn how to make a dark roux for gumbo, get techniques for a rich crawfish etoufee, discover the secret to bouillabaisse, and the how-to for blackened catfish. The grand finale is bananas foster bread pudding with home-made bourbon caramel sauce and sweet potato pie. 'Laissez les bons temps rouler' (let the good times roll)! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175109
More iPhone — 2018-02-07 thru 2018-02-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084436
Dinner with A Gentleman in Moscow — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The Count, in the New York Times best-seller, 'A Gentleman in Moscow,' savored delicious stews served to him during his many years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Prepare some of those he enjoyed, such as Osso Bucco, Latvian Stew and a classic Bouillabaisse. Then impress your book-loving friends and family when you prepare them at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175091
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. What is "cord cutting?" And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085506
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159977
Miller Creek Snowshoe Adventure — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Meet at the trailhead behind Aldi Food Market (3123 South Airport Dr., TC). Get off the couch for a morning of meaningful exploration and hearty exercise. Following a brief discussion, head to the woods to discover the easy-access nature reserve and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Your 1.6 mile trek brings you close to the geologic shoreline of Lake Algonquin where you will learn a bit of history. Bring your own snowshoes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159594
Phone Photography — 2018-02-08 thru 2018-02-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. What's the best camera? The one that's with you! Learn to take better photos with the device you have with you most of the time -- your smartphone. Discover how to use light and composition for better photos. Discover a few simple tips that will turn your photos into more than simply snapshots. Find out how to download, organize and save those precious memories to share for years to come. Class will be primarily geared to iPhone users, but will adapt for those with Android phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704480
Valentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 9+) — 2018-02-09 thru 2018-02-09$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 5:30-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. You'll also learn how to add lace details. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175045
Opera Notes: Love is in the Air: L'Elisir D'Amore and La Boheme — 2018-02-09 thru 2018-02-09$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Can a magic potion help Nemorino win the love of his lady fair? Will Rodolfo and Mimi find love and happiness in the popular Puccini classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159808
Knitted Socks — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-17$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, Noon - 4:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear because you can custom fit them to your feet and are just plain fun to knit. Learn to knit in the round on your choice of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 2 circular needles. Discover the anatomy and vocabulary of a sock and master the basic techniques of making any sock from the cuff (top) down by knitting a small (toddler) size sock. Prerequisite: basic knitting skills. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045493
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-10$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday morning with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson, baking scrumptious scones. Pour a cup of joe and nibble on a warm scone while you watch Pete demonstrate the technique. Then take the mystery out of making a good tender scone, with a lightly crisp outer layer, by using your own hands and his favorite adaptable recipe. Work in teams to make the recipe your own by using caramelized pecans, lemon curd, local maple syrup, or savory bacon and cheese. Bring containers to take home any warm scones you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260175021
A Naturalist's Experience--February — 2018-02-10 thru 2018-02-10$45 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, at Timbers Recreation Area. Take your naturalist experience to the next level! Use your identification skills in this facilitated inquiry-based exploration to find out what's going on in the natural world this winter. We'll walk, crawl, watch, listen and learn our way through a favorite local natural area to discover what's out there this time of year. Here is your chance to explore many facets of the pristine Timbers Recreation Area, a part of GT Regional Land Conservancy. Dress for the weather and bring snowshoes for this outdoor course. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Timbers Recreation Area is located on Timbers Trail Rd. off N. Long Lake Rd., 1 mile west of Moomers. Visit www.gtrlc.org for map and location information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159570
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-02-11 thru 2018-02-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260778335
Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host — 2018-02-12 thru 2018-02-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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. Discover how to review and understand local laws and ordinances, and follow your area's regulations regarding renting out your residential space. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061792
Eggplant Goes Global — 2018-02-12 thru 2018-02-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Shiny, purple eggplant is the perfect base for meatless dishes or a welcomed addition to burger, seafood and pasta. Learn to prepare farm market fresh eggplant. Create dishes incorporating roasting, baking and sautéing. Recipes from around the world include a smokey Baba Ganoush dip, a spicy aromatic vegetable Indian Brinjal stir-fry and from Greece, traditional Moussaka, a baked eggplant main course with ground beef or vegetarian alternative, topped with a fragrant nutmeg béchamel sauce. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174987
Duck 101 — 2018-02-13 thru 2018-02-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174954
Sell Like an eBay Pro — 2018-02-13 thru 2018-02-13$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 213. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you'll walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research your item's potential value, 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 = 260086986
Ayurveda Basics — 2018-02-14 thru 2018-03-21$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 10-11 am. Yoga for Health Education. Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old Eastern Indian science of life (and medicine) that focuses on living in harmony with the laws of nature. Learn your specific body-mind constitution (Prikriti) and reference it with your current state of health (Vikriti). Bring balance to all of your life as you adjust lifestyle patterns and learn how to apply Ayurveda principles of health and healing for your specific mind-body type. Overview of food preparation, including food sampling, is an integral (and delicious!) part of this course. This is not an exercise class. Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260727104
Waterscapes in Watercolor — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Are you interested in learning how to paint "water" using watercolors? Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you'll explore the many exhilarating opportunities to catch water in action from gentle streams and splashing waves to ripples and reflections. Learn the techniques for executing a painting of water. Under the guidance of award-winning artist, Adam VanHouten, you'll put these basic principles to practice in your own painting. Bring a reference photo of a water scene to the first class. All other materials supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259968285
Steakhouse Favorites — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Steak is a favorite in many households. It's not only mouth-watering but impressive to serve. Discover a great starter with a succulent crab cake recipe that holds together nicely and is topped with a fresh garlic aioli. Learn how to grill your steak to perfection and amp up the flavor with shiitakes and a Gorgonzola butter. Give the time-tested creamed spinach a flavor boost with the addition of shallots and bacon. To finish this great meal, whip up an ultra-smooth chocolate truffle tart. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174904
Christianity in America — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-22$55 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160131
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159943
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-17$75 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, Feb. 15, 10 am-noon and Sat, Feb. 17, 10 am-3 pm (field trip), Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159506
Travel Photography--Creating a Story — 2018-02-15 thru 2018-02-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. Creating a story with your travel photos is the ultimate souvenir. With a little planning and thought, you can go from random photos of locations you may or may not remember, to photos that tell a story and bring back memories of everything you loved and enjoyed about your trip or vacation. Pick up tips on how to take better photos with either your smartphone or camera and how to visualize what photos to take. Get ideas for sharing with family and friends, and how to download and save the memories to enjoy for years to come.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704464
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174858
Chakradance — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 4:30-6 pm. NMC PE Bldg Room 120. Come balance your energy systems through the 'musical sister of yoga.' Chakradance is a dynamic moving meditation to music. Each of the 7 chakras are explored through specific music, guided imagery, and movement in a candle-lit space. This experience can evoke emotional and physical sensations, allowing you to release and re-tune--helping you feel more balanced, joyful, and deeply connected to your whole self.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260723155
LIFE Lunch - February: An Inside Look at the National Writers Series — 2018-02-16 thru 2018-02-16$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: It's a little puzzling…why do authors, like Lee Child or Margaret Atwood or Jodi Picoult or David Sedaris, come to little Traverse City? And, yes, we're talking even in the dark gloom of November and knee-deep snow of January. Like everything, there's a good story behind it--join Anne Stanton, NWS Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she shares the compelling story of its beginnings and future. She'll talk about the fun, and also challenging, times along the way, and how NWS expanded its mission to help young writers and readers bloom. Beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 52. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160016
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2018-02-19 thru 2018-02-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You'll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047934
Beginning Ukulele — 2018-02-19 thru 2018-02-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 6-7 pm. Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book "Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD" by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260057824
Glass Mosaics — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tuess, 6-9 pm., Glass Arts Studio. You've seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained glass patterns. You'll use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260047043
Grant Resources — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066196
Introduction to Video Editing — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-27$55 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You'll also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704404
Golf Fundamentals — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-03-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you haven't played golf in awhile or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We'll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You'll use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260640800
Love Sells! Your Ticket to the Publishing World — 2018-02-20 thru 2018-02-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9:30 am - Noon. University Center Rm 209. Did you know that romance novels are considered the workhorse of the publishing industry that fuels the publishing of many other genres? It's a lucrative business, and with a little help, you can have yours published by a traditional royalty paying publisher. Join Sheri Dargin, author of a dozen romance novels published under several pen names, to learn what publishers and readers desire in a romance novel. Find out how to craft the essential part of the story--the main characters--so you can get your submission accepted. Learn the basic character requirements -- and how to write them - that will get and keep your audience interested. These tools can help you write the romance novel you and your audience will love to read!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260089650
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-28$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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'll 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049917
Creativity In YOUR Career - Arts - Life — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-03-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 6-8 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Think you aren't creative? Assume creativity isn't needed in your line of work? Think again! Scientists have been studying creativity for decades, and their discoveries dispel many myths that make us think creativity is the special and exclusive skill of artists and geniuses, not someone like you and me. Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to examine this research. Through a variety of activities, practice elements of creativity that you can adapt, develop, and use in your professional and personal lives. Increase your creativity in life, whether you are an artist who wants to expand your creativity, or a businessperson or professional who understands that creative processes will boost your SUCCESS!

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064757
Great Soups and Sauces — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174844
The Art of Home-Made Maple Syrup — 2018-02-21 thru 2018-02-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm., Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101-103. Make your own backyard sweet maple syrup! Discover how and when to tap your maple trees this spring and learn to collect, store, and boil the sap to make high-quality syrup you'll enjoy year 'round. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and materials you will need and where to get them. Gain important tips to ease the production management whether you boil your sap outdoors or on the kitchen stove and increase your enjoyment of this great spring ritual.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260098890
Artisan Bacon — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-02-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love bacon? Learn how to make your own artisan bacon using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process including what equipment you need to brine, how to smoke, and of course, the taste test! Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your succulent bacon. Take home everything you need to smoke two lbs. of bacon on your own grill including brining bucket, brining ingredients, bacon, smoking pellets and confidence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174792
Beginning Computers for PC — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-03-01$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 205. If you are an occasional user, absolute beginner, or a novice needing a refresher, this hands-on class moves at a comfortable pace. We'll take the mystery out of computers and explore common jargon, hardware, and the most popular software. Learn to use the mouse and practice basic Windows computer operations like manipulating text; cut, paste, and copy; and saving your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge and confidence to grow your computer skills!

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260091728
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-22 thru 2018-02-22$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159912
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2018-02-23 thru 2018-03-16$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri, 9 am-noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You'll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260088354
Knitting in the Round: Mosaic Hat — 2018-02-24 thru 2018-03-03$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat, 1-4 pm. University Center Rm 215. Learn to knit in the round, using your choice of needles: DPNs, 2 circular needles together, Magic Loop method, or one short circular needle. Mosaic knitting consists of color work without the fancy Fair Isle stranding--each color is used one at a time with knit and slip stitches to create the pretty "mosaic" design. Pattern is included in price and will be available at first class. Supply list and syllabus will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills required: cast on, knit, and decrease.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260045849
Build a Windsor Comb-back Boot Bench — 2018-02-24 thru 2018-02-25$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat and Sun, 8 am - 4 pm. Aero Park Lab Bldg C-D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create an heirloom quality Windsor Comb-Back Boot Bench that will provide comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging "through joints," and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed heirloom quality bench. Optional: customize your project with approval of the instructor and additional fee. Bring your own lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260051141
A Night in Paris — 2018-02-27 thru 2018-02-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Immerse yourself in an evening of French cuisine. Let Chef Cheryl Janz take the mystery out of what can be an intimidating fare. Become skilled at the essential French techniques for everything from perfectly cooking Steak au Poivre and braising Leeks with Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette to creating an incredible cream sauce. Learn how to prepare the quintessential French potato dish of Roasted Potatoes with Espalatte and Thyme. Practice the simple steps for creating a classic Chocolate Raspberry Clafoutis. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174778
Learn to Sew II — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Oleson Center Rm A-B. The best way to improve your skills is to keep sewing! Week one is a review of basic skills and terms with additional skills added. Bring a sewing project that interests you for approval or choose from a list of kits that can be purchased from the instructor. The remaining weeks have you working at your own pace while learning new skills and getting individual support on your project. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies each week. Need a machine? There are a limited number to rent; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16. Prerequisite is Learn to Sew or approval of instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260049571
Artisan Pizza — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheese and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil, and Corn Pizza, a Blue Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Pizza, a Smoked Salmon Rolled Pizza and even a sweet dessert pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174758
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1 — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-03-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include The waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160107
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2 — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-04-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include The waning of Pax Americana?, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160042
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Would you like to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing those images. Find out how to 'save scenes' with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704376
MIOSHA Construction - Part 45 Fall Protection — 2018-02-28 thru 2018-02-28$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30 am-4 pm, Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 102. Falls accounted for nearly one-third of the construction workplace fatalities investigated by the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division. A frequently cited violation was Rule 1926.501(b)(13) - Employees engaged in residential construction activities were not protected from falling 6 feet or more. Attendees at this training will review the MIOSHA Part 45, Construction Safety Standard for Fall Protection including the latest OSHA and MIOSHA interpretations. Includes examination of recent fatal falls in construction and discussion of the latest fall protection techniques for construction. Also covers fall exposures for residential construction and MIOSHA fall protection criteria and requirements for use of guardrails, safety nets, or a personal fall arrest system. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260093344
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2018-03-04 thru 2018-03-04$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, PE Building 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'll 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 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260778229
Write Fundraising Letters that Work! — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066430
Continuing Ukulele — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 6-7 pm. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260058125
People Photography: From Candids to Portraits — 2018-03-05 thru 2018-03-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Want to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories, and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704303
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 1:30-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050689
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Center Rm. 216. Have you been dabbling in social media, but have yet to fully utilize its potential? Take it up a notch with a deeper dive into Facebook and Google. Explore ways these platforms can help grow your business and your brand awareness. Not sure what to post on social media? Learn how to create quality content and leverage advertising to get your message in front of your best audience. Want to increase your Google star rating? Discover a robust strategy to engage your customers and get those ever-important 5-star reviews! Leave with actionable takeaways to help your business thrive both online and off.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061484
Bookkeeping for Small Business — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-15$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barron's Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062849
Gnocchi -- the Pudgy Pasta — 2018-03-06 thru 2018-03-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Discover new dinner recipes featuring this versatile bite accompanied by scrumptious sauces. Chef de Cuisine of Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, Adam Raupp will demonstrate different methods for making potato, flour and sweet potato gnocchi. Find out how to properly roll and cook these classic dumplings. Create delicious simple recipes built around this adaptable starch that are sure to satisfy. Bring an appetite and a container for any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174676
Starting a Business Workshop — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 216. 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: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059922
Irish Pub Night — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Looking to do something different for St. Patrick's Day this year? How about hosting a dinner focused on ALES! Spend an entertaining evening with Chef Brian Kissel, learning how to incorporate ales into your cuisine. Recipes include Gaelic Chicken, sautéed chicken breast with Jameson Irish whiskey peppercorn sauce; Cheddar and Bacon Potato Waffles; Irish Flatbread Pizza topped with shaved corn beef and Swiss cheese, drizzled with a homemade dressing and Chocolate Stout Cake. Pick up great tips from the pro and get new recipes. Bring take-home containers for any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174654
Bikram Yoga — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-05-05$230 — Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, Various days/times to attend. Orientation Weds, March 7, 3 pm. Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 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. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Jan. 17 for the class that begins Jan. 17; orientation is Wed., March 7 for the class that begins March 7; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260955985
History of the Anishnabek — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-14$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160418
Everyone Is an Artist — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. ¬¬¬219. Art isn't just for 'artists!' Discover your inner artist and find magic in each day. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC's popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160161
Wildlife Photography — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Learn photography techniques to help you capture images of wildlife in their natural environment from award-winning nature and wildlife photographer, Charles St. Charles. Discuss the need-to-have equipment and ways to save money on nice-to-have equipment. Discover strategies for getting close to your subjects, capturing behavior and having long term photographic projects and relationships with wildlife. Get tips on where to photograph animals locally and nationally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704283
Business Writing Done Right! — 2018-03-07 thru 2018-03-07$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm., University Center Rm 217. Do your press releases attract enough attention? (You're sending them, right?) Every piece of promotional material needs content, but badly written content can do more harm than good. Join Karin Beery, owner of Write Now Editing and Copywriting Services, and in just two hours, you'll learn the basics of writing effective press releases and captivating content that motivates your clients to action! Stop hoping for better results--start publishing more effective promos now.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260090448
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-29$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm 219. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259973117
Southern Cooking with a Twist — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create the familiar down home flavors of southern cuisine with delicious new twists. Create light and airy profiteroles, dough that is first cooked and then baked, filled with a shrimp remoulade. Smoked ham encases our fresh trout finished with a pecan brown butter. Learn how to roast green beans to bring out their sweet flavor and top them with a bacon marmalade and pan crisped shallot slices. Put a delightful spin on banana pudding, using a little southern bourbon and top it with maple cream. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174502
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2018-03-08 thru 2018-03-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704258
Opera Notes: Powerful Women: Cosi Fan Tutte and Semiramide — 2018-03-09 thru 2018-03-09$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Unravel the twists in Mozart's comic Cosi Fan Tutte so you're in on the fun. What is angering Angela Meade's murderous Queen of Babylon in this rarely performed Rossini opera?

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159792
Fancy Fillings for Pies and More — 2018-03-12 thru 2018-03-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sweeten up your day as you learn how to create delicious desserts from cooked fillings. Explore a variety of citrus fruits to make wonderfully tart curd. Discover the secrets to a light and fluffy mocha mousse made with cooked cream. Smooth and creamy custard is key for a mouth-watering Crème Brulee. See how these versatile cooked fillings can be used for tartlets, parfaits, napoleons, pies, crème puffs and more or simply enjoyed as a stand-alone party in your mouth. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174480
Edit Photos Like a Pro — 2018-03-12 thru 2018-03-19$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Wed-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'll 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's recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260704242
InDesign for Beginners — 2018-03-13 thru 2018-03-27$135 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 6-9 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 120. Learn the fundamentals of the world's leading desktop publishing software--Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you'll appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260092344
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8 pm., Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 259971449
Cast-Iron Cookery — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Cast-iron skillets are making their way into every kitchen. Discover how to season, care for and cook with this heavy duty and versatile kitchenware. Learn how to whip up a satisfying 30-minute supper, savory sides, or a crowd-pleasing dessert in a snap. Recipes include 'crunchy-crust' pizza, pan seared beef shoulder tender, blackened chicken, skillet s'mores and more. Once you taste the amazing flavor that comes from cooking in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to non-stick again. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174390
Composting--Reclaiming Riches — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm. Main Campus Health and Science Rm 101. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Leave with a better idea of what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260100149
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 217. 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'll 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084007
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2018-03-14 thru 2018-03-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-9 pm. Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well--¬the big three being healthcare, inflation, and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You'll learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We'll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260108134
Reflexology for Life — 2018-03-15 thru 2018-03-15$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 10 am - Noon. University Center Rm 106. Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260729906
Simplify Your Life — 2018-03-15 thru 2018-03-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm., University Center Rm 207. They say less is more! In this interactive class, you'll discover simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond the clutter, and tackle busyness, health, finances, and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff, and fewer obligations leads to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260097642
Knitting Techniques: A Day of Mini Lessons — 2018-03-17 thru 2018-03-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 5 pm. University Center Rm 215. You already know the fundamentals of knitting, but want to take your knitting up a notch. Spend a day with Lindy Barnes, a seasoned knitter, and other knitters learning a few tips, tricks, and new techniques to help advance your knitting style. Techniques include blocking your finished knits, unconventional cast-on/bind-off, circular knitting, increases/decreases, cables without a cable needle, how to read a pattern, troubleshooting how to fix common mistakes, and more. This is not a beginning class; prior knitting experience is required. A supply list will be mailed prior to class along with pre-work to help you get the most out of the day. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260046216
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-27$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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'll 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260050361
Savory Tarts Strudels and Flans — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Let Chef Janene Silverman, co-owner of Raduno, channel your inner Italian as you create a variety of savory antipasti. These simple and healthy pastries are delicious as starters or a light and satisfying winter dinner. Prepare the different delicate and flakey pastries using a variety of fillings from meats and cheeses to seasonal vegetables, from a spinach flan with cream sauce to a Torta Pasqualina (Easter Tart). End the evening tasting the fruits of your labor! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174266
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-03-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260084866
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement — 2018-03-20 thru 2018-04-10$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Golf Center on Secor Road. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You'll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639517
Butcher's Choice — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Roast? Shoulder? Loin? Flank? Do these terms confuse you? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of Meat 101. Explore different cuts of meat and learn to creatively prepare them in recipes to include Braised Short ribs with caramelized onion gravy, marinated beef Chuck tender, citrus and cilantro Arizona broil (beef flank steak) and cardamom and coffee crusted pork tenderloin. Discover tips to grilling the perfect steak, what to look for in meats, how to buy the right cut and more. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174252
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 217. What is "cord cutting?" And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260085563
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-03-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills in this fun hands-on course. Avoid the common mistakes beginners make as you learn best practices to identify wild mushrooms and explore the types found throughout our region. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159480
Weather — 2018-03-21 thru 2018-05-23$155 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. This general weather course will benefit those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm for maritime applications. Become a keen observer of the weather. Learn why weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology--the science of the atmosphere. Discover how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another. Understand how major weather events develop in our area. Cost includes text and materials. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638386
LIFE Lunch-March: Arctic Field Science in the Alaskan Wilderness — 2018-03-23 thru 2018-03-23$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Alaska is a land of many extremes, making scientific research a grand adventure! Join Dr. Frederick Nelson and MSU graduate student Clayton Queen as they collectively share 30+ years of stories and research in the Last Frontier. Working at sites all over the state and amongst wildlife (even polar bears!), Nelson and Queen share fascinating information about permafrost science and geomorphology. Discover how arctic ecosystems will change and adapt over time. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159736
Bistro Seafood Supper — 2018-03-27 thru 2018-03-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Learn methods and techniques to make an unpretentious, uncomplicated, and casual Bistro dinner. The menu begins with a luscious Lemon Caper Aioli for dipping delicious crab cakes. Then, create a smooth Orange Champagne sauce to accompany seared salmon, served alongside truffle infused mashed potatoes. Find out how to cook brussels sprouts while keeping the crunch. End the evening with a sweet baked Apple Tarte Tatin. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260174206
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$99 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720180
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$139 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720134
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week) — 2018-04-02 thru 2018-05-25$189 — Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720164
Knitted Knockers — 2018-04-03 thru 2018-04-03$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 4 pm. University Center Rm 214. Mastectomies increased 36% from 2005 to 2013. Knitted Knockers are breast prostheses designed to be knit from very soft yarn and worn inside a bra. Learn to knit these for yourself, for a friend or family member, or as a donation to the Munson Breast Health Center. Have fun not only making som