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Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802251
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - 1 pm, University Center Rm 214. Go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 204. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
Beginning Computers for PC—2018-05-31 through 2018-06-01$69—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs-Fri, 9 a.m.-Noon, 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 will 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!</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801406
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Ukulele—2018-05-14 through 2018-05-21$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 6-7 pm, TC 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 will 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287837710
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-19 through 2018-08-14$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850690
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-20 through 2018-08-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850693
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850696
Bikram Yoga—2018-06-13 through 2018-08-08$240—Face to FaceView Details

Various time, Bikram Yoga Studio. Experience 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. Visit bikramyogatc.com for more information. 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., May 9 for the class that begins May 9; orientation is Wed., June 13 for the class that begins June 13. Orientations are at 4 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287856205
Bitcoin and Beyond: Crypto Curious—2018-05-29 through 2018-06-05$99—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm 204. In 2017, Bitcoin went from near-obscurity to front page headline news, while other coins like Ethereum and Ripple experienced thousand-fold price increases. Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to make an informed investment decision about whether cryptocurrencies are right for you. Receive a historical overview, discussion of inherent risks and an assortment of online resources. Plus leave with a roadmap for setting up your own trading account. Students are encouraged to take Blockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin, prior to this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802489
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBlockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-22$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. Are you interested in crypto currency? Learn about the hottest topics in the business world today. What is it? How does it work? Who will it impact? Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded. Why are major corporations across the globe rushing to embrace blockchain? This entry-level course is designed to help you develop a foundational understanding of blockchain and its potential impact in our day-to-day lives.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804861
Bookkeeping for Small Business—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-14$95—Face to FaceView Details

<p>2 weeks, Tues. and Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. 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).</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797477
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop —2018-08-22 through 2018-08-22$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Aug 22, Great Lakes Campus rm 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you will design a captivating paper collage on a 2 x 2 Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. Use reference photos, art materials and a 2 x 2 Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287674049
Ceramics I—2018-06-13 through 2018-08-08$465—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5:30-8:05 p.m. (no class July 4), Fine Arts 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287790597
Chair Yoga—2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, 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. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801633
Close-up Photography—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. Ramp up your macro photography skills and learn how to take better photos of people, flowers or any detail that catches your eye. Learn simple techniques that do not require expensive lenses. Explore macro lenses, extension tubes, close-up filters and tripods (bring yours if you have them). Bring your camera for hands-on experience with focus and depth of field issues; lighting and white balance; composition and color; and point and shoot camera macro modes. Prerequisite: Essentials Skills for Photographers. Bring your digital camera.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287639999
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801969
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623497
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1 - 3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627708
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom bechamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623275
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCouch to 5K—2018-05-14 through 2018-07-02$125—Face to FaceView Details

<p>7 Mon and Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm (No class May 28). Meet at Hull Park behind TC Library. Are you aiming to run a 5K race? There are dozens of summer races, including the Meijer Festival of Races (July 7) at the end of this class. Join a group for coaching and support and take those first steps -- or re-step - into running after an injury or a long winter! In just 8 incredible weeks, you will go from mostly walking to mostly running. Good form is critical to effective and efficient running; have your stride observed and receive individualized tips. Learn new warm-up exercises to thwart injury, dynamic stretches to prepare your body for movement, and best nutritional practices for good clean energy. Meets at Hull Park (behind Traverse Area District Library) to enjoy the beautiful Boardman Lake Trail. Wear comfortable clothing and good running shoes -- and come rain or shine!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864977
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-05-16 through 2018-05-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801538
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-07$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 2-3 pm, Physical Ed Bldg Gym. 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: 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 and A.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801962
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Are you curious about trendy probiotic drinks like kombucha tea and water kefir? Replace sugar-laden pop and drink mixes with delicious fizzy drinks that you'll learn to make. Add favorite flavors to create a healthy drink you'll love, then take home your signature beverage in a swing-top bottle. You'll also receive a culture so you can continue fermenting drinks at home. Bring a jar with a lid

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287620691
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$99—Face to FaceView Details

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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840608
Dog Training: Continuing—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$99—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287840738
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDownsize and Declutter: The Art of Letting Go —2018-05-23 through 2018-05-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 219. Now is the season for pairing down and garage sales. Not sure where to start? Let Jessica Merwin, who went from a 3000 sq. ft. home to a 360 sq. ft. dwelling, inspire you to get started! Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will also learn about sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free. Let the cleanup begin!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840870
Dragonflies and Damselflies—2018-07-13 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>3 Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Rm 212. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801637
Drops of Light Photography—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-14$69—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, July 11, 6-9 pm and Sat, July 14, 7-9 am, Scholars Hall Rm 101. Join award-winning photographer, Charles St. Charles, and discover a very specialized type of macro photography that uses drops of water like natures lens. This amazing technique lets you capture a view of flowers inside a drop of water. Each droplet becomes a tiny magnifying lens! Mistaken for a digitally manipulated image, this method is done entirely with photography. In session one, learn the basics of the technique. Session two meets outside where you will create your own Drops of Light images in the field. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod to the second session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287640115
Edit Photos Like a Pro—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287645298
Entomology for the Naturalist—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm 209. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is now required for the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801965
Essential Skills for Photographers—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287637846
Farm Market Savvy—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchn Rm. 129. Discover what to do with the seasons abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to includes what is locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627894
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623414
Feldenkrais—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$105—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Yoga For Health Education. Engage your brains 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 brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801975
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFiction and Memoir: Building Strong Storylines—2018-05-23 through 2018-06-20$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Weds, 4-6 pm, University Center Rm 214. Whether you are writing fiction or memoir, how do you keep your readers engaged, turning the pages, and anxious to find out what happens next? In a workshop format, examine how the pros do it, and what strategies and structures can strengthen your storyline. Practice these strategies through in-class and out-of-class optional writing assignments. You will also be invited to read and share your writing, if desired, with the other members of the class. Enjoy the collaboration of learning from and with each other in a constructive and encouraging environment.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287838250
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 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 containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630664
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$75—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 1 to 2 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861478
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$105—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 3 to 4 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861486
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$145—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 5 to 6 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861483
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720134
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720164
Gentle Yoga—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Physical Education Bldg 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. Note: on Tues, July 31, Aug. 14 and 21, class meets at Crooked Tree Yoga in Acme.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801772
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 1-4 p.m., 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 will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801442
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, 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 will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798517
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798669
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 9 a.m.-Noon University Center Rm. 204. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801435
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$125—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 8 am - 5 pm. University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804770
Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook—2018-08-19 through 2018-08-19$179—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 12:30-7 pm, Far-Fetched Fishing Charter, Leland Harbor. Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Lelands coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlsons Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287994627
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHorseback Riding—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-24$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tue/Wed/Thur, 3-5 pm, Circle H Stables. Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling and saddling. Most days include riding in either an outside arena or on the trails (based on your riding experience). Must be 18 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287992283
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association—2018-06-21 through 2018-06-21$85—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797232
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 1-4 pm, Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We will also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801992
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInto The Wilderness—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

May 22, 10.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804800
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues. and Wed., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text. This class is for personal computer users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801469
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013—2018-08-07 through 2018-08-08$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 08. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text. This class is for personal computer users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798467
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro—2018-06-08 through 2018-06-29$199—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You will 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287799157
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$139—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855914
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798666
Marine Radar—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$50—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, June 6, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995046
Mastering Microsoft Excel as a Database—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 205. Using Excel as a database is a simple, powerful way to collect information--whether you are creating a contact list for an organization, a large mailing, or creating an inventory for your business. Learn to format the Excel spreadsheet as a database. In this class, you will learn to easily enter, store and filter data and using a database. Topics include: entering records and fields correctly, using database tools to select prevent mistakes, find specific records, add records, finding and removing duplicates, formatting your database, as well as exploring other database functions. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798514
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing—2018-07-11 through 2018-08-22$69—Face to FaceView Details

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 will 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 =287983745
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 114. Explore Michigans wonderful variety of unique frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles in this classroom and field course. In the classroom, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigans amphibians and reptiles before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802205
Microsoft Excel Time Savers: Using Pivot Tables—2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Pivot tables are an advanced feature of Microsoft Excel and a perfect time-saving tool for your information management needs. Discover how pivot tables will help you access and organize data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Then practice using the built in sorting and filtering features without difficulty, and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798511
Microsoft Excel Time Savers: Using the Excel Budget Template—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Did you know that Microsoft Excel has a spreadsheet template for managing a budget? Save time and effort by learning how to set up and use the template to manage your budget. Learn how to enter data, minimize errors, access data and run reports. Get a handle on your personal finances by using this easy ready-made tool. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798602
Mid-day Meditation —2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Fri, 12:15-12:45 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Little time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not 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 follows at 1 p.m.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287986155
Mindfulness - New Moon Circle—2018-08-09 through 2018-08-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Promenade Gallery. Do you wonder -- why is my life so crazy busy?! It is time to treat yourself to a Thursday night out at the Dennos Museum--after hours. The culture in which we are immersed keeps us flying through what seems to be an endless cycle of perpetual multitasking. We start to feel a yearning for a RESET, renewal--a recalibration of our lives. Join yoga and wellness teacher, Mari Dew, in this new moon circle in the Promenade (new gallery), and work with intention on becoming grounded, balanced and centered. Through breath-work, yoga, mantra and meditation, begin to settle your mind, and awaken your spirit. No prior experience necessary, bring a blanket and yoga mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894442
Modernist Cuisine—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623365
More iPhone—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-05$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon University Center Rm. 204. 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. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287799189
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-05-31 through 2018-05-31$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 209. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802485
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2017-08-28 through 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 62. 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 through 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 73. 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 through 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 through 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 47. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =239434109
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNoon HIIT Interval Training—2018-05-15 through 2018-06-21$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>7 Tues &amp; Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894011
Noon HIIT Interval Training—2018-06-26 through 2018-08-09$109—Face to FaceView Details

<p>6 Tues and Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894014
Northern Michigan Geology—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-12$125—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab) AND Thurs., July 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip). Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801769
Northern Michigan Glacial Landforms—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$99—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10 am - 4 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801629
Our Endless Afghan War—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The U.S. war in Afghanistan began shortly after the 9/11 attacks when Special Forces and CIA operatives engineered the overthrow of the Taliban regime. By 2005, the Taliban returned to the country from their hideouts in Pakistan. When President Obama came to power in 2009 he orchestrated a massive build-up of U.S. and NATO troops. As NATOs chief political advisor to the Afghan Commander, Jack Segal was in the middle of the debate over the Obama surge. Review the process that led to the decision to prolong the U.S. commitment, the goals at the time, and how that led to our extended involvement in the war.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802147
Painting the Bay in Watercolor—2018-07-31 through 2018-08-01$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Wed, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Grand Traverse Bay is full of spectacular scenes to paint. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, do not miss this opportunity to create your own watercolor scene inspired by our local landscape. Learn techniques to execute a successful landscape painting using color, composition and value. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and camera to the first class as you will go outside and capture a favorite scene to paint in the following class. All other materials supplied.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287654054
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$35—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Physical Education Bldg rm 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850371
People Photography: From Candids to Portraits—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center rm 214. 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 =287645096
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-08-27 through 2018-08-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 214. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287647771
Photoshop for Photographers—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 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 will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other -artsy- stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287639900
Pique Assiette Flower Pot Mosaic—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-30$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 126. Pique Assiette or picassiette is a French term meaning stolen from the plate. Enjoy this popular form of mosaic art and find ways to repurpose broken crockery, figurines, plates, tiles, jewelry, buttons or beads, as you create a keepsake terra cotta flower pot. Learn to cut crockery, apply pieces to a terra cotta pot with a thin set mortar, and then finish with grout. Some supplies will be available, but please come prepared with personal items to use to decorate your pot, making it unique to you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287659007
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-05-15 through 2018-06-19$69—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864241
PiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-06-26 through 2018-08-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864312
Printmaking Explorations—2018-08-14 through 2018-08-21$129—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs-Tues, 9am - Noon, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287658864
Puppy Training 101—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$125—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9-10 am, Parsons-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 will 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840446
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki as a Personal Practice—2018-05-23 through 2018-06-20$125—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Traditional Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, Iyashino Gendai Reiki Ho: A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894271
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-20$49—Face to FaceView Details

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 will 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 will 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 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287841027
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving—2018-05-23 through 2018-05-30$95—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287676899
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-12$95—Face to FaceView Details

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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287679308
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 209. Attention shoulder pain sufferers! Do you suffer from persistent shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? If you are looking for a natural solution to shoulder pain and want to avoid medications, injections and surgery, then this class is for you! Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your shoulder. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801695
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Break out the grill -- it is that time of the year when warm weather and longer days inspire us to cook outdoors. Intensify the taste of your grilled dishes this summer with a combination of herbs, spices, vinegars and oils. Whether you prefer the tenderizing quality of a marinade, or the zip of a rub, poultry, meat, fish and vegetables all benefit from time spent in these sauces and dry mixes. From a Greek Shish-ka-bob marinade to a zesty horseradish sauce and an Indonesian satay marinade, you will add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623064
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSell Like an eBay Pro—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801465
Spanish Basics for Travelers—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-21$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm (2nd Thurs, 6-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 148. Do you enjoy traveling to Spanish speaking countries? Imagine how much more rewarding the experience would be if you could comfortably converse with the locals. Learn helpful words and phrases and the basics on sound, speaking and reading in the very first class. Then, in a relaxed interactive second class, practice conversation geared toward common travel situations such as dining, shopping, transportation and accommodations. Feel more confident to get off the beaten path on your next trip!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287837860
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop—2018-05-23 through 2018-05-23$1—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797787
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$1—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 =287797148
Street Food Favorites—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country, including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson (created Tapawingo and helped inaugurate Alliance restaurant in its first year in TC), a frequent visitor to Thailand, China, Mexico and Portland, Oregon--all known for their specialty street cuisine. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entr&eacute;es. Create authentic tacos (fish and pork), chicken lettuce wraps, and more, all inspired by diverse cultures. Treat yourself to spices and flavors found in local food carts around the world. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623243
Summer Appetizers—2018-07-12 through 2018-07-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630177
Sunrise Flow Yoga—2018-06-19 through 2018-08-14$99—Face to FaceView Details

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 building intensity, creating strength and flexibility and 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 =287855774
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt—2018-06-12 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-6:30 pm, Physical Education 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995141
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil—2018-06-09 through 2018-06-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - Noon, Pelizarri Natural Area. Did you know, in some forests, the fungi in the soil weigh more than the trees? Come investigate the relationships between the plants of the forest and soils that support them. Gain experience sampling soils and identifying plants. We will walk, crawl, dig and learn our way across a variety of plant communities, ending in one of the oldest patches of forest in Grand Traverse County. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizarri Natural Area (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802156
The Summer Sketch Book—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, NMC Boardman River Cabin. Join well-known illustrator/artist, Glenn Wolff, for three quiet mornings on the banks of the Boardman River. Designed for the artist, or would-be-artist, of any skill level who desires to untether digitally and reclaim the contemplative act of sketching and drawing. Explore a variety of drawing and illustration materials and techniques while sketching in-class from still lifes, artifacts and in-the-field assignments. The goal: Sketchbook as your new PAD (Personal Analog Device) that will itself become a work of art/journal for the summer. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287658340
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Wedding Dance—2018-05-20 through 2018-05-20$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Congratulations, someones getting married! The date is quickly approaching, 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 will 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 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850591
The Wedding Dance—2018-06-10 through 2018-06-10$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Congratulations, someones getting married! The date is quickly approaching, 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 will 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850594
The Wonderful World of Horses—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 4:30-6:30 pm, Circle H. Stables. Wish to learn about horses and the joy and positivity they could bring to your life? Join this non-riding, yet hands-on experience, held at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. You will be assigned your own horse to work with while you learn horse communication, horse history, horse handling and grooming. Whether you have never had an opportunity to experience horses, you would like to get back into a barn, or you are timid about working with such a large animal, this two-day program will be an experience to remember! Discover how horses help build confidence, reduce stress and provide a calming sense in a busy world. Must be 16 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and bring a water bottle.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287986422
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$39—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Discover time-tested strategies to get your money's worth out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797305
Trail Marker Trees of Traverse City—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Long before Europeans arrived in northern Michigan, there were Anishinaabe people living here and traveling between villages. Trail marker trees were often bent to mark the trail. Participants will meet at Great Lakes Campus for a quick classroom session, followed by a short BATA bus ride to the Dennos Museum to begin the walking tour. The walk of approximately 2.6 miles will include stops at the Civic Center tree and a second marker tree on Washington Street before returning to Great Lakes Campus.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802052
Twelve O'Clock Toner—2018-06-29 through 2018-08-10$65—Face to FaceView Details

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, build 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287893912
Understanding Your DSLR Camera—2018-05-29 through 2018-05-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 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 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287635437
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUsing GPS—2018-05-23 through 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =260633829
Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$50—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and essential for emergency communications. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is rapidly becoming a reality as the Coast Guard Rescue 21 System operations go live. Alaskan stations will come on line in 2017. DSC vastly simplifies and improves rescue and routine call signaling--making it easier to make a call while the system frees up Channel 16 for essential communications. However, you need to know how to use it. This seminar answers those needs and explains basic VHF operation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995043
What's Up Watermelon?—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Summer is here and what screams mouth-watering? Watermelon! Besides its amazing taste, it also has some great health benefits. Let Chef Ali Lopez show you some innovative and delectable ways to prepare various meals and drinks to enjoy throughout the day. Recipes include Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, Watermelon Ague Frescas, Watermelon Salsa, Pickled Watermelon Rind and more! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630454
White and Bright Floral Photography—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 204. Discover how to overcome your cameras limitations to create elegant and richly colored floral images with a clean white -High Key- background. You will first learn what makes this technique possible and then as a group, create a floral arrangement that we will photograph together. Next, get a chance to make creative decisions about what characteristics and colors of the flowers to emphasize as the images are processed. See the colors come to life, like the artistry of a painting. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287640307
Why We Cannot Have Nice Things—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm, University Center, Rm 209. As we are all too painfully aware, America is falling behind--behind other advanced nations, behind our own earlier record of improvement and advance. Across the board, from education to infrastructure to income to security, the picture for many Americans is not very bright. It is one thing to recognize the situation, but the real questions why? and what to do? are the necessary focus. Look at the range of contemporary accounts of why we are not doing so well and of how we might best respond to current challenges.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802100
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWilderness First Aid—2018-05-19 through 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =260048553
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring—2018-05-15 through 2018-05-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804904
Woodworking: Build the Windsor Hen and Chick —2018-06-09 through 2018-06-10$195—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Woodshop Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor Bench (Hen) and Foot Stool (Chick) combination. Learn to shape the bench and stool parts from 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; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed Hen and Chick set that will become a family heirloom. Lunch is on your own.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287676544
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon., 6-8:30 p.m., 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797581
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-18 through 2018-08-13$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287855429
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-22 through 2018-08-17$139—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855432
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-23 through 2018-08-18$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855435
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies—2018-06-22 through 2018-08-17$189—Face to FaceView Details

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. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287856058
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2017-08-28 through 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 62. 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 through 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 73. 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 through 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 through 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 47. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =239434109
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720134
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-04-02 through 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. Find details at the Forever Fit link at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =260720164
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCouch to 5K—2018-05-14 through 2018-07-02$125—Face to FaceView Details

<p>7 Mon and Wed, 5:30-6:30 pm (No class May 28). Meet at Hull Park behind TC Library. Are you aiming to run a 5K race? There are dozens of summer races, including the Meijer Festival of Races (July 7) at the end of this class. Join a group for coaching and support and take those first steps -- or re-step - into running after an injury or a long winter! In just 8 incredible weeks, you will go from mostly walking to mostly running. Good form is critical to effective and efficient running; have your stride observed and receive individualized tips. Learn new warm-up exercises to thwart injury, dynamic stretches to prepare your body for movement, and best nutritional practices for good clean energy. Meets at Hull Park (behind Traverse Area District Library) to enjoy the beautiful Boardman Lake Trail. Wear comfortable clothing and good running shoes -- and come rain or shine!</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864977
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Ukulele—2018-05-14 through 2018-05-21$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 6-7 pm, TC 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 will 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287837710
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNoon HIIT Interval Training—2018-05-15 through 2018-06-21$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>7 Tues &amp; Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894011
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-05-15 through 2018-06-19$69—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864241
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring—2018-05-15 through 2018-05-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 214. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804904
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-05-16 through 2018-05-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801538
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWilderness First Aid—2018-05-19 through 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =260048553
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Wedding Dance—2018-05-20 through 2018-05-20$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Congratulations, someones getting married! The date is quickly approaching, 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 will 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 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850591
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues. and Wed., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text. This class is for personal computer users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801469
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerInto The Wilderness—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

May 22, 10.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND May 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804800
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBlockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-22$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 204. Are you interested in crypto currency? Learn about the hottest topics in the business world today. What is it? How does it work? Who will it impact? Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are recorded. Why are major corporations across the globe rushing to embrace blockchain? This entry-level course is designed to help you develop a foundational understanding of blockchain and its potential impact in our day-to-day lives.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804861
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHorseback Riding—2018-05-22 through 2018-05-24$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tue/Wed/Thur, 3-5 pm, Circle H Stables. Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling and saddling. Most days include riding in either an outside arena or on the trails (based on your riding experience). Must be 18 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287992283
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving—2018-05-23 through 2018-05-30$95—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287676899
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop—2018-05-23 through 2018-05-23$1—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797787
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki as a Personal Practice—2018-05-23 through 2018-06-20$125—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Traditional Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, Iyashino Gendai Reiki Ho: A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894271
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDownsize and Declutter: The Art of Letting Go —2018-05-23 through 2018-05-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 219. Now is the season for pairing down and garage sales. Not sure where to start? Let Jessica Merwin, who went from a 3000 sq. ft. home to a 360 sq. ft. dwelling, inspire you to get started! Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will also learn about sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free. Let the cleanup begin!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840870
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUsing GPS—2018-05-23 through 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =260633829
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFiction and Memoir: Building Strong Storylines—2018-05-23 through 2018-06-20$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Weds, 4-6 pm, University Center Rm 214. Whether you are writing fiction or memoir, how do you keep your readers engaged, turning the pages, and anxious to find out what happens next? In a workshop format, examine how the pros do it, and what strategies and structures can strengthen your storyline. Practice these strategies through in-class and out-of-class optional writing assignments. You will also be invited to read and share your writing, if desired, with the other members of the class. Enjoy the collaboration of learning from and with each other in a constructive and encouraging environment.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287838250
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 1-4 p.m., 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 will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801442
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSell Like an eBay Pro—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801465
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-05-24 through 2018-05-24$125—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 8 am - 5 pm. University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287804770
Bitcoin and Beyond: Crypto Curious—2018-05-29 through 2018-06-05$99—Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm 204. In 2017, Bitcoin went from near-obscurity to front page headline news, while other coins like Ethereum and Ripple experienced thousand-fold price increases. Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to make an informed investment decision about whether cryptocurrencies are right for you. Receive a historical overview, discussion of inherent risks and an assortment of online resources. Plus leave with a roadmap for setting up your own trading account. Students are encouraged to take Blockchain Basics: The Technology Behind Bitcoin, prior to this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802489
Understanding Your DSLR Camera—2018-05-29 through 2018-05-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 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 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287635437
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Are you curious about trendy probiotic drinks like kombucha tea and water kefir? Replace sugar-laden pop and drink mixes with delicious fizzy drinks that you'll learn to make. Add favorite flavors to create a healthy drink you'll love, then take home your signature beverage in a swing-top bottle. You'll also receive a culture so you can continue fermenting drinks at home. Bring a jar with a lid

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287620691
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 9 a.m.-Noon University Center Rm. 204. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801435
Beginning Computers for PC—2018-05-31 through 2018-06-01$69—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs-Fri, 9 a.m.-Noon, 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 will 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!</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801406
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-05-31 through 2018-05-31$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 209. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802485
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon., 6-8:30 p.m., 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797581
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Break out the grill -- it is that time of the year when warm weather and longer days inspire us to cook outdoors. Intensify the taste of your grilled dishes this summer with a combination of herbs, spices, vinegars and oils. Whether you prefer the tenderizing quality of a marinade, or the zip of a rub, poultry, meat, fish and vegetables all benefit from time spent in these sauces and dry mixes. From a Greek Shish-ka-bob marinade to a zesty horseradish sauce and an Indonesian satay marinade, you will add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623064
Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$50—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and essential for emergency communications. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) is rapidly becoming a reality as the Coast Guard Rescue 21 System operations go live. Alaskan stations will come on line in 2017. DSC vastly simplifies and improves rescue and routine call signaling--making it easier to make a call while the system frees up Channel 16 for essential communications. However, you need to know how to use it. This seminar answers those needs and explains basic VHF operation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995043
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-12$95—Face to FaceView Details

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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287679308
Bookkeeping for Small Business—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-14$95—Face to FaceView Details

<p>2 weeks, Tues. and Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 220. 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).</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797477
More iPhone—2018-06-05 through 2018-06-05$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon University Center Rm. 204. 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. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287799189
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$39—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Discover time-tested strategies to get your money's worth out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797305
Street Food Favorites—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country, including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson (created Tapawingo and helped inaugurate Alliance restaurant in its first year in TC), a frequent visitor to Thailand, China, Mexico and Portland, Oregon--all known for their specialty street cuisine. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entr&eacute;es. Create authentic tacos (fish and pork), chicken lettuce wraps, and more, all inspired by diverse cultures. Treat yourself to spices and flavors found in local food carts around the world. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623243
Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802251
Marine Radar—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$50—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, June 6, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995046
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 114. Explore Michigans wonderful variety of unique frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles in this classroom and field course. In the classroom, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigans amphibians and reptiles before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802205
Essential Skills for Photographers—2018-06-07 through 2018-06-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287637846
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro—2018-06-08 through 2018-06-29$199—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You will 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287799157
Woodworking: Build the Windsor Hen and Chick —2018-06-09 through 2018-06-10$195—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Woodshop Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor Bench (Hen) and Foot Stool (Chick) combination. Learn to shape the bench and stool parts from 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; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed Hen and Chick set that will become a family heirloom. Lunch is on your own.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287676544
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil—2018-06-09 through 2018-06-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am - Noon, Pelizarri Natural Area. Did you know, in some forests, the fungi in the soil weigh more than the trees? Come investigate the relationships between the plants of the forest and soils that support them. Gain experience sampling soils and identifying plants. We will walk, crawl, dig and learn our way across a variety of plant communities, ending in one of the oldest patches of forest in Grand Traverse County. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizarri Natural Area (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802156
The Wedding Dance—2018-06-10 through 2018-06-10$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 5-8 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Congratulations, someones getting married! The date is quickly approaching, 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 will 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850594
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom bechamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623275
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt—2018-06-12 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-6:30 pm, Physical Education 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287995141
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798669
Our Endless Afghan War—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The U.S. war in Afghanistan began shortly after the 9/11 attacks when Special Forces and CIA operatives engineered the overthrow of the Taliban regime. By 2005, the Taliban returned to the country from their hideouts in Pakistan. When President Obama came to power in 2009 he orchestrated a massive build-up of U.S. and NATO troops. As NATOs chief political advisor to the Afghan Commander, Jack Segal was in the middle of the debate over the Obama surge. Review the process that led to the decision to prolong the U.S. commitment, the goals at the time, and how that led to our extended involvement in the war.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802147
Ceramics I—2018-06-13 through 2018-08-08$465—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5:30-8:05 p.m. (no class July 4), Fine Arts 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287790597
Modernist Cuisine—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623365
Bikram Yoga—2018-06-13 through 2018-08-08$240—Face to FaceView Details

Various time, Bikram Yoga Studio. Experience 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. Visit bikramyogatc.com for more information. 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., May 9 for the class that begins May 9; orientation is Wed., June 13 for the class that begins June 13. Orientations are at 4 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287856205
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-20$49—Face to FaceView Details

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 will 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 will 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 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287841027
Photoshop for Photographers—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 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 will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other -artsy- stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287639900
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798666
Why We Cannot Have Nice Things—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-14$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm, University Center, Rm 209. As we are all too painfully aware, America is falling behind--behind other advanced nations, behind our own earlier record of improvement and advance. Across the board, from education to infrastructure to income to security, the picture for many Americans is not very bright. It is one thing to recognize the situation, but the real questions why? and what to do? are the necessary focus. Look at the range of contemporary accounts of why we are not doing so well and of how we might best respond to current challenges.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802100
Spanish Basics for Travelers—2018-06-14 through 2018-06-21$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm (2nd Thurs, 6-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 148. Do you enjoy traveling to Spanish speaking countries? Imagine how much more rewarding the experience would be if you could comfortably converse with the locals. Learn helpful words and phrases and the basics on sound, speaking and reading in the very first class. Then, in a relaxed interactive second class, practice conversation geared toward common travel situations such as dining, shopping, transportation and accommodations. Feel more confident to get off the beaten path on your next trip!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287837860
Trail Marker Trees of Traverse City—2018-06-15 through 2018-06-15$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 101. Long before Europeans arrived in northern Michigan, there were Anishinaabe people living here and traveling between villages. Trail marker trees were often bent to mark the trail. Participants will meet at Great Lakes Campus for a quick classroom session, followed by a short BATA bus ride to the Dennos Museum to begin the walking tour. The walk of approximately 2.6 miles will include stops at the Civic Center tree and a second marker tree on Washington Street before returning to Great Lakes Campus.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287802052
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623414
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$99—Face to FaceView Details

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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840608
Dog Training: Continuing—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$99—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287840738
Puppy Training 101—2018-06-16 through 2018-07-28$125—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9-10 am, Parsons-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 will 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =287840446
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 1-4 pm, Meet at the Grand Traverse Commons Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We will also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801992
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-18 through 2018-08-13$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287855429
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$75—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 1 to 2 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861478
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$105—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 3 to 4 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861486
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-06-18 through 2018-07-27$145—Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Fri, 8-10 am, 5 to 6 hours a week choice. Physical Education Bldg Gym. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 18-22) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will 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 that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 90 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287861483
The Summer Sketch Book—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$149—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs, 9am - Noon, NMC Boardman River Cabin. Join well-known illustrator/artist, Glenn Wolff, for three quiet mornings on the banks of the Boardman River. Designed for the artist, or would-be-artist, of any skill level who desires to untether digitally and reclaim the contemplative act of sketching and drawing. Explore a variety of drawing and illustration materials and techniques while sketching in-class from still lifes, artifacts and in-the-field assignments. The goal: Sketchbook as your new PAD (Personal Analog Device) that will itself become a work of art/journal for the summer. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287658340
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-19 through 2018-08-14$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850690
Sunrise Flow Yoga—2018-06-19 through 2018-08-14$99—Face to FaceView Details

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 building intensity, creating strength and flexibility and 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 =287855774
The Wonderful World of Horses—2018-06-19 through 2018-06-21$99—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Thurs, 4:30-6:30 pm, Circle H. Stables. Wish to learn about horses and the joy and positivity they could bring to your life? Join this non-riding, yet hands-on experience, held at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf. You will be assigned your own horse to work with while you learn horse communication, horse history, horse handling and grooming. Whether you have never had an opportunity to experience horses, you would like to get back into a barn, or you are timid about working with such a large animal, this two-day program will be an experience to remember! Discover how horses help build confidence, reduce stress and provide a calming sense in a busy world. Must be 16 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and bring a water bottle.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287986422
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-20 through 2018-08-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850693
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association—2018-06-21 through 2018-06-21$85—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287797232
Beginning Yoga—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287850696
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$139—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855914
Feldenkrais—2018-06-21 through 2018-08-16$105—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, Yoga For Health Education. Engage your brains 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 brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801975
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-22 through 2018-08-17$139—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855432
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies—2018-06-22 through 2018-08-17$189—Face to FaceView Details

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. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287856058
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623497
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1 - 3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627708
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-06-23 through 2018-08-18$119—Face to FaceView Details

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 =287855435
Noon HIIT Interval Training—2018-06-26 through 2018-08-09$109—Face to FaceView Details

<p>6 Tues and Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894014
PiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-06-26 through 2018-08-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Physical Education Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287864312
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801969
Close-up Photography—2018-06-27 through 2018-06-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. Ramp up your macro photography skills and learn how to take better photos of people, flowers or any detail that catches your eye. Learn simple techniques that do not require expensive lenses. Explore macro lenses, extension tubes, close-up filters and tripods (bring yours if you have them). Bring your camera for hands-on experience with focus and depth of field issues; lighting and white balance; composition and color; and point and shoot camera macro modes. Prerequisite: Essentials Skills for Photographers. Bring your digital camera.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287639999
Twelve O'Clock Toner—2018-06-29 through 2018-08-10$65—Face to FaceView Details

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, build 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287893912
Entomology for the Naturalist—2018-07-09 through 2018-07-23$99—Face to FaceView Details

Mons, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm 209. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is now required for the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801965
Farm Market Savvy—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchn Rm. 129. Discover what to do with the seasons abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to includes what is locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627894
Microsoft Excel Time Savers: Using the Excel Budget Template—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Did you know that Microsoft Excel has a spreadsheet template for managing a budget? Save time and effort by learning how to set up and use the template to manage your budget. Learn how to enter data, minimize errors, access data and run reports. Get a handle on your personal finances by using this easy ready-made tool. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798602
Gentle Yoga—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-21$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Physical Education Bldg 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. Note: on Tues, July 31, Aug. 14 and 21, class meets at Crooked Tree Yoga in Acme.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801772
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-07-10 through 2018-08-07$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 2-3 pm, Physical Ed Bldg Gym. 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: 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 and A.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801962
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing—2018-07-11 through 2018-08-22$69—Face to FaceView Details

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 will 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 =287983745
Northern Michigan Geology—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-12$125—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab) AND Thurs., July 12, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip). Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801769
Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 209. Attention shoulder pain sufferers! Do you suffer from persistent shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? If you are looking for a natural solution to shoulder pain and want to avoid medications, injections and surgery, then this class is for you! Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your shoulder. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801695
Drops of Light Photography—2018-07-11 through 2018-07-14$69—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, July 11, 6-9 pm and Sat, July 14, 7-9 am, Scholars Hall Rm 101. Join award-winning photographer, Charles St. Charles, and discover a very specialized type of macro photography that uses drops of water like natures lens. This amazing technique lets you capture a view of flowers inside a drop of water. Each droplet becomes a tiny magnifying lens! Mistaken for a digitally manipulated image, this method is done entirely with photography. In session one, learn the basics of the technique. Session two meets outside where you will create your own Drops of Light images in the field. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod to the second session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287640115
Summer Appetizers—2018-07-12 through 2018-07-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630177
Mid-day Meditation —2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$59—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Fri, 12:15-12:45 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Little time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not 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 follows at 1 p.m.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287986155
Dragonflies and Damselflies—2018-07-13 through 2018-07-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>3 Fri, 10 am - Noon, University Center Rm 212. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.</p>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801637
Chair Yoga—2018-07-13 through 2018-08-24$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, 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. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801633
Pique Assiette Flower Pot Mosaic—2018-07-16 through 2018-07-30$89—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 126. Pique Assiette or picassiette is a French term meaning stolen from the plate. Enjoy this popular form of mosaic art and find ways to repurpose broken crockery, figurines, plates, tiles, jewelry, buttons or beads, as you create a keepsake terra cotta flower pot. Learn to cut crockery, apply pieces to a terra cotta pot with a thin set mortar, and then finish with grout. Some supplies will be available, but please come prepared with personal items to use to decorate your pot, making it unique to you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287659007
What's Up Watermelon?—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Summer is here and what screams mouth-watering? Watermelon! Besides its amazing taste, it also has some great health benefits. Let Chef Ali Lopez show you some innovative and delectable ways to prepare various meals and drinks to enjoy throughout the day. Recipes include Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, Watermelon Ague Frescas, Watermelon Salsa, Pickled Watermelon Rind and more! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630454
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, 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 will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798517
Mastering Microsoft Excel as a Database—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 205. Using Excel as a database is a simple, powerful way to collect information--whether you are creating a contact list for an organization, a large mailing, or creating an inventory for your business. Learn to format the Excel spreadsheet as a database. In this class, you will learn to easily enter, store and filter data and using a database. Topics include: entering records and fields correctly, using database tools to select prevent mistakes, find specific records, add records, finding and removing duplicates, formatting your database, as well as exploring other database functions. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798514
Northern Michigan Glacial Landforms—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$99—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10 am - 4 pm, Health and Science Bldg Rm 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801629
White and Bright Floral Photography—2018-07-18 through 2018-07-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 204. Discover how to overcome your cameras limitations to create elegant and richly colored floral images with a clean white -High Key- background. You will first learn what makes this technique possible and then as a group, create a floral arrangement that we will photograph together. Next, get a chance to make creative decisions about what characteristics and colors of the flowers to emphasize as the images are processed. See the colors come to life, like the artistry of a painting. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287640307
Painting the Bay in Watercolor—2018-07-31 through 2018-08-01$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues and Wed, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Grand Traverse Bay is full of spectacular scenes to paint. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, do not miss this opportunity to create your own watercolor scene inspired by our local landscape. Learn techniques to execute a successful landscape painting using color, composition and value. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and camera to the first class as you will go outside and capture a favorite scene to paint in the following class. All other materials supplied.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287654054
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 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 containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630664
Microsoft Excel Time Savers: Using Pivot Tables—2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues., 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Pivot tables are an advanced feature of Microsoft Excel and a perfect time-saving tool for your information management needs. Discover how pivot tables will help you access and organize data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Then practice using the built in sorting and filtering features without difficulty, and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. This class is for personal computer users; you should have good computer skills and a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798511
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$1—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 =287797148
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$35—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Physical Education Bldg rm 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287850371
People Photography: From Candids to Portraits—2018-08-01 through 2018-08-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center rm 214. 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 =287645096
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013—2018-08-07 through 2018-08-08$89—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 08. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text. This class is for personal computer users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287798467
Mindfulness - New Moon Circle—2018-08-09 through 2018-08-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Promenade Gallery. Do you wonder -- why is my life so crazy busy?! It is time to treat yourself to a Thursday night out at the Dennos Museum--after hours. The culture in which we are immersed keeps us flying through what seems to be an endless cycle of perpetual multitasking. We start to feel a yearning for a RESET, renewal--a recalibration of our lives. Join yoga and wellness teacher, Mari Dew, in this new moon circle in the Promenade (new gallery), and work with intention on becoming grounded, balanced and centered. Through breath-work, yoga, mantra and meditation, begin to settle your mind, and awaken your spirit. No prior experience necessary, bring a blanket and yoga mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287894442
Edit Photos Like a Pro—2018-08-13 through 2018-08-20$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287645298
Printmaking Explorations—2018-08-14 through 2018-08-21$129—Face to FaceView Details

Tues-Thurs-Tues, 9am - Noon, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287658864
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook—2018-08-19 through 2018-08-19$179—Face to FaceView Details

Sun, 12:30-7 pm, Far-Fetched Fishing Charter, Leland Harbor. Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Lelands coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlsons Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287994627
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop —2018-08-22 through 2018-08-22$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Aug 22, Great Lakes Campus rm 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you will design a captivating paper collage on a 2 x 2 Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. Use reference photos, art materials and a 2 x 2 Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287674049
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - 1 pm, University Center Rm 214. Go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-08-27 through 2018-08-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 214. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287647771
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 204. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
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