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A Cultural Immersion: Captivating China — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9:30 am-noon, University Center Rm. 204. Experience China's heritage and traditions by immersing yourself in one of the world's oldest continuous cultures and fastest growing powers in the modern world. Explore the inner balance and peace gained through the simple, yet elegant, practice of calligraphy. Hear the sing-song flow of the Chinese language as you learn a few simple words and phrases. Then take a virtual photographic journey through several temples. Observe how they are a celebration of art, history and education. Lastly, understand the importance of food as you enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088681
Acupuncture and Herbs--Can They Really Help My Pet? — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been utilized for centuries to maintain health and wellness, but remains a mystery to most individuals. What really is Qi (Chee)? Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to Western medicine. Explore the field of Integrative Medicine, combining the best of the East and West to produce results often unattainable with traditional medical therapies. Case examples of treatments with pets will be explored along with practical application of concepts. The class Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040824
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-12$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Session one focuses on essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Session two covers drivetrain maintenance. Learn how to remove/replace your cogs, crank and chain. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, available at the NMC-EES office for $25.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125263
Advanced Piloting — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-11-13$159 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. A USPS course. Learn to navigate unfamiliar waters in a variety of conditions on extended cruises in this U.S. Power Squadron course. Build upon your current coastal and inland navigation skills and explore more challenging conditions. GPS is used as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart plotters, and other electronic navigation tools broaden your skills and capabilities. Gain hands-on experience using radar, depth sounding, auto-piloting and learn new computer software. Work with tides, wind, and currents as well as utilizing the 'Seaman's Eye' system for staying on course. Prerequisite: USPS Coastal Piloting course, or its equivalent content through ASA, US Sailing, or other navigation school, or permission of the instructor. Price includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125254
Anatomy of a Recipe — 2017-10-09 thru 2017-10-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cooks' House in this demonstration class and discover a recipe's anatomy. Find out how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while constructing a 3-course meal. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won't be disappointed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090908
An Introduction to Mandarin Chinese — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Learn to communicate in Chinese! Explore this intriguing and musical language for use in traveling, talking with Mandarin speakers in the U.S., or just expanding your mind. Understand the basics of pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system) and the four tones of Mandarin. Become familiar with basic vocabulary and phrases, and explore useful cultural information. You'll also get started recognizing and writing Chinese characters.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039188
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-12-11$49 — OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged with the instructor. Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and what tools you need to find success in this industry. You'll be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Actual date is arranged with the instructor. After registering, email jdoyal@nmc.edu to begin arranging your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238964437
Appetizers for the Holidays — 2017-12-04 thru 2017-12-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091024
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-05$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area and work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality 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. First class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden and Bellaire (directions provided at the first class.) This course qualifies for credit toward the Northern Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082028
Arms - Abs and Assets — 2017-09-15 thru 2017-10-27$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 1:30-2:30 pm., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This mat-based strengthening and sculpting class targets, of course, your arms, abs, and most importantly--assets. Designed for all levels, the exercises are adaptable to your fitness abilities using modifications that are demonstrated. Utilizing weights, bands, magic circles and toning balls, focus on your core while sculpting and toning head to toe. Get ready to start achieving awesome abs, strong arms and other amazing assets! Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120588
Arms - Abs and Assets — 2017-11-03 thru 2017-12-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 1:30-2:30 pm, at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This mat-based strengthening and sculpting class targets, of course, your arms, abs, and most importantly--assets. Designed for all levels, the exercises are adaptable to your fitness abilities using modifications that are demonstrated. Utilizing weights, bands, magic circles and toning balls, focus on your core while sculpting and toning head to toe. Get ready to start achieving awesome abs, strong arms and other amazing assets! Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120636
Aromatherapy: Why Essential Oils Are So Essential — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils from plants and flowers to stimulate brain function. Explore the properties of different oils, the process of making oils, how and why they work, and what they do. You'll make bath salts and try oils as you learn ways to use them to enhance your life in your day-to-day world. You'll leave refreshed, smelling very good, and with a spritzer or salts to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122961
Art Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. In examining personal expression, surrounding issues and their effect upon society are also analyzed. You will develop a foundation for understanding art through analytical observation, examination, interpretation and writing about art. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234283412
Artisan Bacon — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090882
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2017-09-30 thru 2017-09-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090886
A Taste of Korea — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Begin your culinary adventure by assembling Korea's signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the tastes of Korea. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish and Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish along with Egg Drop soup. 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 = 239091037
Basic Bike Maintenance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for 'do-it-yourselfers'. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125235
BBQ Bootcamp — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090848
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You'll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962325
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE — 2017-11-30 thru 2017-12-07$399 — Face to FaceView Details

8 consecutive days, weekday classes: 5-9 pm, weekend classes: 9 am-3 pm, Phys. Ed. Rm. 202. Gain essential skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Upon completion, you'll receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. Meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, 'ACE Personal Trainer Manual' (available at NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, contact Zack Light (231-946-4957 or jlight@nmc.edu). Testing info at www.nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238964580
Beginning American Sign Language — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-11-14$119 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 209. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039184
Beginning French — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-11-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 10 & 17) Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You'll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039178
Beginning German — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 146. Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Get acquainted with the pronunciation of the German alphabet, vocabulary, and basic grammar skills. The required text, German in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039164
Beginning HTML — 2017-11-21 thru 2017-12-05$139 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 202. Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of websites published on the internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239049476
Beginning Knitting — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961929
Beginning Knitting — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Discover the essentials of knitting, and get on the path to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You'll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961946
Beginning Ukulele — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038947
Beginning Yoga — 2017-09-06 thru 2017-10-18$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Wed.,10-11:15 a.m., 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094095
Beginning Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-24$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:45-7 p.m., 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 = 239094122
Beginning Yoga — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-12-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weds., 10-11:15 a.m., at 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 = 239334834
Beginning Yoga — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-12-12$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:35-7 p.m., at 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 = 239334930
Bikram Yoga — 2017-08-30 thru 2017-10-21$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation Aug. 30, 3 pm The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Aug. 30 for the class that begins Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234123196
Bikram Yoga — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-12-16$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation Oct. 25, 3 pm The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Oct. 25 for the class that begins Oct. 25, 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234260128
Birds Up Close — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$45 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084347
Bookkeeping for Small Business — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-19$95 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949415
Boost Your Computer's Performance — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Is your once robust and vibrant computer sluggish as a snail? Learn how to identify causes that slow your computer and get it humming at top speed again in this hands-on session. Explore several effective and free software programs for repairing and tuning your computer. Develop a strategy to prevent future problems and leave with the confidence to do this on your own at home. A working knowledge of computers is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239049468
Boost Your Email Campaigns: Best Practices — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Discover how to design emails like a pro, using inexpensive MailChimp. It's free for lists under 2,000 names! Rachel North, MyNorth Media's email guru, shares shortcuts and tips on linking photos, writing engaging copy and subject lines, and more. Find out how to obtain and maintain a healthy subscriber list and how to utilize it for your best ROI. Learn how to encourage folks to click and how to get the most from the reports. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949473
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 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'll 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. We will 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 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961781
Brazilian Churrasco - Barbeque — 2017-11-09 thru 2017-11-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get-togethers, rhythm and flavors make the perfect way to celebrate friendship any time of the year. Cook and taste authentic Brazilian Churrasco (made the 'Carioca' way) from Rio de Janeiro. Join Brazilian native, Chef Adriana Martin, to learn about and prepare dishes from this backyard classic including grilled meats, accompaniments and a delicious sweet dessert. Taste guarana, soda made with guarana seeds from the Amazon, and other fruit juices. Learn about local resources, so you can invite friends to your own BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091051
Butcher's Choice — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090900
Canticum Novum — 2017-09-09 thru 2018-07-01$150 — Face to FaceView Details

36 weeks, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn'-tee-koom noh'-voom), meaning 'new song,' is a new choral offering at NMC. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the fall and late spring. Canticum Novum is an auditioned-only ensemble--auditions will be held August 30 & 31, 2017. Please email jecobb@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038926
Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-14$69 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Have you dabbled in sketching or water color painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it doesn't matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962336
Cardio-Drumming — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs, 10 - 10:45 am., at Nourish in TC. Drum your way to a stronger, leaner you--and have FUN while doing it! Connect to (or discover!) your sense of rhythm in this innovative exercise program, combining low impact aerobics and drumming with sticks on a stability ball. The pulsating rhythms take you to a whole new level of well-being for the mind and body. Sit or stand, there is no wrong way to be involved. It's definitely UPBEAT FUN! Meets at Nourish (1545 S. Division #116).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120724
Cardio-Drumming — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-12-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs, 10 - 10:45 am, at Nourish in TC. Drum your way to a stronger, leaner you--and have FUN while doing it! Connect to (or discover!) your sense of rhythm in this innovative exercise program, combining low impact aerobics and drumming with sticks on a stability ball. The pulsating rhythms take you to a whole new level of well-being for the mind and body. Sit or stand, there is no wrong way to be involved. It's definitely UPBEAT FUN! Meets at Nourish (1545 S. Division #116).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120850
Cast-Iron Cookery — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091087
Ceramics I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 1-3 pm, 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. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233136934
Ceramics I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233166654
Chair Yoga — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-12-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, (no class Nov. 24) Dennos Museum Janis Rm. 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 Dennos Museum Janis Room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085985
Chakradance — 2017-10-06 thru 2017-10-06$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122928
Change Your Story: Transform Your Life — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-12-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Current brain science tells us that how we think, how we feel, and the stories we tell creates our personal reality. What if you could change a story from your past? What story would you choose? What if you could create your future story? Would you? The human brain is hard-wired for STORY. We think, imagine, and retrain information in narrative or STORY form. In this writing workshop, narrative consultant Jenifer Strauss will guide you through her Turning Points Personal Narrative Process to help you identify the pivotal events that have changed the course of your life, show you how to change the stories from your past, and intend the future story you wish to live. No prior writing experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040654
Chicken Cookery — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090834
Christianity in America — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-01$55 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 215. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087519
Cold Smoked Fish — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. What is cold smoking and how is it different from hot smoking? Learn the differences between curing and brining and when to apply each method. Find out how to change the texture of your cold smoked fish to suit your style. Understand the differences between traditional lox and cold smoked salmon. Discover what types of fish are best suited for smoking. Demonstration, new recipes and of course, sampling is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090976
Come Sail Away with the MHA — 2017-09-07 thru 2017-09-07$169 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 4-7 p.m. 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. Tie knots, take the helm, and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. In the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Learn maritime history and traditions while sailing the beautiful waters of the bay and supporting Traverse City’s Maritime Heritage Alliance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 237791842
Communication for the Workplace (SOAR Program) — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-10-17$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 202. Communication is a critical workplace and college-level skill. Learn how to use email and word processing software to craft effective emails and letters. This hands-on course taught in our computer labs includes topics focused on using templates and software tools to assist you in your communication efforts. You will learn to create an effective letter, improve your writing speed, and use shortcuts to help you with spelling, grammar, and sentence building. Computer filing techniques are included to help you store and retrieve your work. Leave the course with the tools to practice your new skills and improve your workplace and lifelong communication skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949544
Continuing Ukulele — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-13$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038951
Conversational Spanish I — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-15$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., 6-8 p.m.,University Center Rm. 209. This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039170
Conversational Spanish II — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-11-14$129 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You'll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039347
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing — 2017-12-07 thru 2017-12-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze, or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Bring a container to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091010
Cooking Rookie — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not so comfortable in the kitchen? Looking for the basics? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of FUNdamental skills in the kitchen. Gain knife skills, preparation techniques and adaptable go-to recipes. Learn to saute, roast and pan-sear meats and vegetables. Recipes include a classic meatloaf, roasted chicken and vegetable lasagna. Get a few techniques and recipes under your belt and you'll even impress yourself. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090948
Crash Course for (New) Managers — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Now that you're a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950497
Creative Writing — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 15 Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077746
Course ClosedCreative Writing - Poetry — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-07-20$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 09 In this creative poetry writing class, the emphasis will be on writing new work, both in the classroom and on your own. We'll also read great books, discuss the art and craft of poetry, and receive critical feedback on works-in-progress. This workshop provides a supportive and convivial atmosphere for both new and more experienced poets. By the end of the course you can look forward to a polished portfolio and a fuller comprehension of the genre. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077926
Crochet Basics — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a 'sampler' dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961853
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. What is 'cord cutting?' And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009092
Cycling (Spinning) — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-10-25$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weds, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Cycling will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, improve your overall physical health, and increase your caloric burn. Cardiovascular training such as cycling can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. We'll cycle to energizing and inspiring music. Appropriate for beginners to advanced cyclists. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239121309
Cycling (Spinning) — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-12-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weds, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Cycling will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, improve your overall physical health, and increase your caloric burn. Cardiovascular training such as cycling can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. We'll cycle to energizing and inspiring music. Appropriate for beginners to advanced cyclists. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239121387
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-10-31$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 2-3 pm, at Fit For You Health Club (1226 S. Garfield Ave.) From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers' experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance, including vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over- or under-function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084375
Digital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$500 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232547617
Digital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$500 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232570110
DIY Bath and Body Products — 2017-11-29 thru 2017-11-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they're twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962418
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489737
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090871
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090931
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090923
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040796
Dog Training: Continuing — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040804
Dragonflies and Damselflies — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-09-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-3 pm, 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 and Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082001
Duck 101 — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090966
Eating Seasonally: A New Approach — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you ready for a food change? Enjoy an evening with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson as he shares his favorite recipes and tips for cooking seasonally. Get creative as you prepare a delicious 4-course meal that highlights abundant, locally sourced ingredients. The emphasis is on using traditional ingredients in innovative ways by adjusting flavors, textures and food combinations. Challenge your palate with quick pickling, vegetable chips and more. In addition to meat and fish recipes, you'll put a variety of fall produce to good, healthy use. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090852
Edit Phots Like a Pro — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-17$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You'll import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought after pop and punch. It's recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960442
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns, using MailChimp (free for up to 2,000 names.) In a natural follow-up to Boost Your Email Campaigns--Best Practices, Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients, and previous clients. Learn how to design sign up forms and how to use fields of data for maximized ROI. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950678
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEndless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You'll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
End of the American Dream: From a Middle Class Nation to Haves and Have-Nots — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-02$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Historically, the American promise was about opportunity for all. There were big differences in wealth, but Abe Lincoln's Log Cabin myth held more than a little truth. What's more, American society has been marked by dominance of a large, stable middle class which has set the tone for cultural and political values. However, over the past 40 years a set of changes in society and the economy and government policy have worked together to a) shrink the middle class b) weaken the lower-middle and lower class, and c) set the upper-middle and upper classes off into a separate realm. What's worse is the divisions may be permanent. Join Phil Mikesell as he highlights how America may be moving away from a land of equal opportunity and toward a system of stratification based on 'inherited meritocracy.'

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088725
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-09$169 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues. & Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 205. This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Build your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week, we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help you if you wish to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve your performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039158
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview — 2017-12-11 thru 2017-12-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084351
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960410
Everyone Is an Artist — 2017-11-14 thru 2017-11-14$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Art isn't just for 'artists!' Discover your inner artist and find magic in each day. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC's popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone--no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12 and over (when accompanied by an enrolled adult.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086543
Exploring Watercolors — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-26$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.,Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961848
Exploring Watercolors: Creative Techniques — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-16$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Ramp up your watercolor painting with new creative techniques. Learn painting methods which allow you to paint the suggestion of trees, bark, rocks, grass, skies and much more. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you'll benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and discover a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference photographs with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962314
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. Have you been dabbling in social media, but have yet to fully utilize its potential? Take it up a notch with a deeper dive into Facebook and Google. Explore ways these platforms can help grow your business and your brand awareness. Not sure what to post on social media? Learn how to create quality content and leverage advertising to get your message in front of your best audience. Want to increase your Google star rating? Discover a robust strategy to engage your customers and get those ever-important 5-star reviews! Leave with actionable takeaways to help your business thrive both online and off.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238951134
Fall Into Michigan — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Crisp cool nights and colorful trees -- it must be fall in Michigan. Bring those senses to your kitchen with scrumptious recipes that scream fall. Begin with a crisp crostini with sharp cheddar and Michigan apple chutney followed by a super tender slow braised chicken, fresh thyme and autumn root veggies in a white wine sauce. Top off the evening with a rich buttery pastry crust filled with caramelized Michigan apples and a streusel crumble topping. The season may not last long enough but these recipes are certain to stick around. Bring containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090890
Fall Pastas — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The flavors of fall pair beautifully with pasta -from hearty mushroom sauces to delicate butternut squash ravioli. Discover the start-to-finish process of creating great pasta with Chef Janene Silverman who recently moved back to Traverse City from Italy. This collection of fresh pasta dishes bring crunch, color, and a whole lot of flavor to your table. Recipes include butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, passatelli in brodo, buckwheat tagliolini with leeks and mushrooms, cavatelli with little meatball ragu and orecchietti pasta. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090927
Fall Pies from Scratch — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's apple harvest to pumpkin cream pie. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies like lattice, leaves, and crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie. 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 = 239090861
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFall Wildflowers — 2017-08-21 thru 2017-09-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 9 am - Noon. Venture into Leelanau County's Krumweide Forest Reserve and other locations to examine common fall wildflowers of northern Michigan, with a special focus on genera within the aster family. Learn how to ID wildflowers while examining the ecological communities that species prefer. Gain understanding of the special adaptations that allow different flowers to thrive in northern environments. Wear sturdy shoes and bring bug spray, a hat, water, and a magnifying lens to see identifying characteristics of the flowers. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. The first session meets at Krumweide Forest Reserve, on Wheeler Rd. near Glen Arbor, map at leelanauconservancy.org/natural-areas-map/

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835493
Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. The field of nutrition is rapidly expanding for both humans and animals. Join holistic veterinarian Dr. Lynch as he explores the history of the processed pet food industry and examines the role processed foods may play in the health of your pet. Explore the field of Integrative Nutrition, the blending of conventional nutritional science with wholesome, unadulterated ingredients to further expand the role of nutrition in wellness. The discussion includes a look at the exciting new field of Nutrigenomics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040814
Feldenkrais — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50), Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out! Join us Thursday, Sept. 7, 11:15 a.m., for a FREE drop-in class!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084382
Feldenkrais — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-12-14$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50), Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out! Join us Thursday, Sept. 7, 11:15 a.m., for a FREE drop-in class!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084385
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2017-10-01 thru 2017-10-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 11 a.m.-noon., Meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6). If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125238
Figure Drawing — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961885
Figures of Venus — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$129 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-9 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Titan, Botticelli, Rubens, Corot and more have studied and painted Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Now it is your turn. Discover proportions of the human form through observation of the live professional artist models recreating poses of Venus that artists have painted throughout history. We'll deconstruct the compositions of these master painters to understand how the composition with its accompanying figurative elements helps to portray and enhance the narrative of each painting. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961880
Finding Common Ground — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. 'What unites us is far greater than what divides us,' spoke John F. Kennedy. We are living in divisive times. People are feeling politically polarized, individually isolated, and frightened by feelings of uncertainty. It is difficult to start a conversation with your neighbors and friends when you are not sure 'what side they are on!' The truth is, we share more in common than that which we perceive divides us. Join acclaimed storyteller and narrative consultant, Jenifer Strauss, to engage in a series of gentle and exploratory prompts based on common experiences. Use storytelling and deep listening to find common ground. Come with curiosity and leave with stories that help you feel connected and heard.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088729
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks Starting Sept 11, various times. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239113681
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$129 — Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239118935
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239118977
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week) — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-12-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119040
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week) — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-12-15$129 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119126
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week) — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-12-15$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119224
Functional Fitness — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-10-12$119 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues & Thurs, 6:30-7:30 am, TC Total Crossfit. Try CrossFit un-intimidated? CrossFit offers constantly varied, functional fitness at a learning pace suitable for any level. Utilizing cross-training methodology that is diverse and challenging, workouts are tailored to your fitness needs and limitations, and can be accelerated as your abilities expand. Control intensity using bodyweight skills and a myriad of equipment such as barbells, kettle bells, and dumbbells in a safe and encouraging environment. CrossFit is effective for building strength and aerobic endurance, improving body composition, flexibility, and metabolic health. Headed to work afterwards? No worries, showers are available. Join the camaraderie and have fun while working out! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome. Includes Optional Open Gym Mon-Fri, 4:30-5:30 p.m., during week of your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120391
Functional Fitness — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-30$109 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues & Thurs., 6:30-7:30 a.m., TC Total Crossfit. Try CrossFit un-intimidated? CrossFit offers constantly varied, functional fitness at a learning pace suitable for any level. Utilizing cross-training methodology that is diverse and challenging, workouts are tailored to your fitness needs and limitations, and can be accelerated as your abilities expand. Control intensity using bodyweight skills and a myriad of equipment such as barbells, kettle bells, and dumbbells in a safe and encouraging environment. CrossFit is effective for building strength and aerobic endurance, improving body composition, flexibility, and metabolic health. Headed to work afterwards? No worries, showers are available. Join the camaraderie and have fun while working out! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome. Includes Optional Open Gym Mon-Fri, 4:30-5:30 p.m., during week of your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239336028
Gentle Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-12-12$159 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085981
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239007559
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-11-30 thru 2017-11-30$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008452
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008462
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009044
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239007566
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2017-11-14 thru 2017-11-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008439
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad - Level 2 — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009084
Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 a.m.-4 pm, meet at University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? 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'll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239081102
Glass Fusion: Small Coasters and Bowl — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs, 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed set of four colorful art glass coasters and a small bowl for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you've never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961844
Glass Fusion for Holiday Gift Giving — 2017-11-28 thru 2017-11-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 days, Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Fashion a stunning glass pendant for a necklace, glass ornaments, and a festive soap dish. Create enough pieces to keep one for yourself! All materials are provided. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962383
Global Issues 2017 -- Part 1 — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-18$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088707
Global Issues 2017 -- Part 2 — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088713
Global Issues 2017 -- Parts 1 & 2 — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088717
Grant Basics — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238951175
Grant Resources — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952187
Grant Writing: Next Steps — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952278
Great Soups and Sauces — 2017-12-06 thru 2017-12-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091014
Guide to Tree Identification — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Enhance your hiking, landscaping, and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of northern Michigan and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn plant classification, tree identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk. Put your new knowledge to work learning unique physical characteristics, habitats, and growing conditions. Recommended book, 'Trees of Michigan: Field Guide' by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. 2nd class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082969
Guitar 101 — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038929
Halo HIIT — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. (noon-12:50 pm) & Thurs. (12:30 - 1:20 pm), PE Bldg Rm 120. Research shows the value of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a way to shorten your aerobic training. Many cannot tolerate a full 45 to 60 minute high intensity interval workout. Utilizing the innovative design of the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball, this is a multi-functional and three-dimensional exercise program that incorporates the science of core-integrated bodyweight training with the use of the Halo Trainer. The program teaches exercises that follow unique progressions or regressions designed to increase functional strength and stability at any level of condition from rehab through to athletic performance training. Halo HIIT is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119453
Halo HIIT — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-12-14$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. (noon-12:50 pm) & Thurs. (12:30 - 1:20 pm), PE Bldg Rm 120. Research shows the value of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a way to shorten your aerobic training. Many cannot tolerate a full 45 to 60 minute high intensity interval workout. Utilizing the innovative design of the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball, this is a multi-functional and three-dimensional exercise program that incorporates the science of core-integrated bodyweight training with the use of the Halo Trainer. The program teaches exercises that follow unique progressions or regressions designed to increase functional strength and stability at any level of condition from rehab through to athletic performance training. Halo HIIT is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119899
Hip Hop Dance — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234088334
History of the Anishnabek — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-04$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088700
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-10-27 thru 2017-10-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 5:30-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, Santa hat, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086524
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-12-02 thru 2017-12-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, Santa hat, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

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

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091005
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Discover how to get the best out of your employees by setting clear expectations from the start and creating attainable goals and action plans. Develop communication techniques that help elevate employee engagement and work performance. See examples of successful goal setting and how to follow up to ensure goals are met. Learn how to hold employees accountable. Immediately apply the skills you learn and help your employees grow professionally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953154
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, 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'll also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Register two or more from the same association together and save $10 on each (must enroll by phone: 231-995-1700.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953217
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery--murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective--and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040646
InDesign for Beginners — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-11-06$135 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239049472
Indian Curries — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-10-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does making an Indian curry from scratch intrigue you? Discover the anatomy of classic Indian curries and become more comfortable using spices and curry to create the complex, satisfying flavors of India. Learn to prepare dishes that are easy and big in flavor under the direction of Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, The Cooks' House. Chef Jen, in particular, has become known around the state for her curries. She will teach you everything you need to know to make you own curries at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091099
Course ClosedInsects and Bugs--Essential Understanding for the Naturalist — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-09-25$89 — Face to FaceView Details

1st two Mondays, 9 am - Noon, 3rd Monday, 10 am - 3 pm. 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 qualifies towards 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872653
Into The Wilderness — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-20$105 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues,Wed, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND Sept. 20, 9 am-4 pm (field trip) at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082010
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-08-15 thru 2017-08-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 9 am - Noon. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716509
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-11-10$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009089
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961787
Intro to Hand-Lettering — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Acquire the foundation of traditional calligraphy using a brush calligraphy pen and then translate those concepts to modern hand-lettering. Learn the proper techniques for writing the traditional calligraphy forms, how to practice those basic shapes, and how to then apply those techniques to writing the alphabet. Use your new skills to create beautiful hand-lettered designs using any pen, pencil, or paintbrush. Go home with a hand-crafted item featuring your hand-lettered design and the confidence to develop your own hand-lettering style. All materials supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961875
Judo — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$145 — Face to FaceView Details

This joint offering with the NMC academic course introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (a youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234268987
Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Party (Grades 1-4) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. Who doesn't love a pizza party? Spend a Saturday warming up in a real teaching kitchen and learn how to create your own pizza. Mix and knead your own dough and homemade sauce from scratch. Then try your hand at roasting vegetables and caramelizing onions to add to some of your favorite hearty toppings. Think pizza is just for lunch or dinner...guess again! You'll also make a dessert pizza for a sweet treat. 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 = 239091075
Knife Skills--Slice, Chop and Dice Like a Pro — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you're cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091033
Knitted Socks — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear because you can custom fit them to your feet and are just plain fun to knit. Learn to knit in the round on your choice of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or 2 circular needles. Discover the anatomy and vocabulary of a sock and master the basic techniques of making any sock from the cuff (top) down by knitting a small (toddler) size sock. Prerequisite: basic knitting skills. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961954
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961921
Knitting in the Round: Cabled Hat — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Learn to knit in the round using one circular needle plus learn to knit simple cables on your hat using a cable needle. At the end of this class, you'll have completed a warm winter hat using cables as the design. The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008519
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-11-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961943
Knitting in the Round: Mittens or Fingerless Mitts — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Ramp up your knitting skills and learn to knit in the round using one set of DPNs (double point needles) or two circular needles. You'll also learn to knit a gusset required for the thumb. At the end of the class, you'll have completed a warm pair of mittens or a pair of fingerless mitts - your choice! The pattern is included in the price and will be handed out at the first class. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease are required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962339
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2017-09-07 thru 2017-12-14$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 23), at 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 = 239094101
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLaying Up Your Boat — 2017-08-16 thru 2017-08-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar is designed for both the power and sail boaters. Anyone that is handy and likes to maintain their own boat will find this seminar helpful. Boaters that have the marina do the winter lay-up should also attend this seminar so they can talk with the marine mechanic and request the work that their boats systems require. Topics covered include: Winterization of Fuel Systems, Engine Cooling Systems, Oil Systems, Electrical Systems, Batteries, Electronics, A/C, Sewage, Water, Cradles and Jacks, and covering.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761509
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-07$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you've learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. A material fee (approximately $28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086538
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-07$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do, and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086532
Learn to Sew — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-10-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961769
Learn to Sew II — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961914
Leonard Bernsteins World — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-05$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Leonard Bernstein was one of the most colorful and multi-talented American musicians of the 20th century. His creative work as a conductor, concert pianist, writer and teacher has left an enduring mark of excellence on the concert stage, the world of musical theater, and arts education for all ages. Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they investigate the people, events and experiences leading to Bernstein's amazing accomplishments.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086004
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29 — 2017-11-17 thru 2017-11-17$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 222. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080865
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39 — 2017-11-17 thru 2017-11-17$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 221. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080907
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, Noon - 1:30 pm. Lunch and Learn -- GROWING UP UNDER HITLER AND SURVIVING THE WAR--MEET MARLIS MANN Growing up under Hitler, surviving the war, taking to the skies--this is a story of one woman's marvelous journey to romance and long-term happiness. In 1937 banners of National Socialism had already begun to decorate Germany, and Marlis Mann's childhood was a world of war as bombs fell and thousands of fellow citizens lost their homes and their lives. Then everything changed. Discover how Marlis first heard strains of American jazz from an American army encampment, and how she joined the new post-war German airlines, which provided her an opportunity of adventure. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873722
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, Noon - 1:30 pm. Lunch and Learn -- GROWING UP UNDER HITLER AND SURVIVING THE WAR--MEET MARLIS MANN Growing up under Hitler, surviving the war, taking to the skies--this is a story of one woman's marvelous journey to romance and long-term happiness. In 1937 banners of National Socialism had already begun to decorate Germany, and Marlis Mann's childhood was a world of war as bombs fell and thousands of fellow citizens lost their homes and their lives. Then everything changed. Discover how Marlis first heard strains of American jazz from an American army encampment, and how she joined the new post-war German airlines, which provided her an opportunity of adventure. This option includes a buffet lunch. Beverages provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145819425
LIFE Lunch - October: Garbag Bag Suitcase--A Foster Care Survivor's Guide — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-10-20$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215/217. Shenandoah Chefalo started life as a child with neglectful, drug and alcohol addicted parents. She mastered packing all of her belongings in minutes, changed multiple schools, faced hunger, cruelty, and loneliness. Finally at the age of 13, Shen had had enough and requested to be placed into foster care. Shen became part of the 3 percent of all foster care children who get into college, and the 1% who graduate. Despite her numerous achievements in life, she still suffers from the long-term effects of neglect. Award-winning author of her memoir, 'Garbage Bag Suitcase,' Shen is relentless to find grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080837
LIFE Lunch Sept.: Mind Full or Mindful? Discover the Joy of Mindfulness Practice — 2017-09-29 thru 2017-09-29$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215/217. In our busy world, forms of mindfulness are not used as a spiritual practice but as mind-training techniques to help us focus our attention/awareness to be happier, more productive and compassionate. Research confirms that these practices can help us slow down and flourish in a multitasking and multimedia culture. Kristy McDonald has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. She traveled to Thailand in 2015 on a sabbatical for three months to learn new mindfulness, meditation and body-mind connection techniques. Join her to learn about some of the research on mindfulness, how to incorporate mindfulness into your life and how to create a personal mindfulness practice. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080347
Mah Jongg Madness — 2017-09-18 thru 2017-10-09$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085994
Mah Jongg Madness — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-27$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086505
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos — 2017-11-08 thru 2017-11-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009108
Marine Electrical Systems — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-12-05$149 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 6-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 21), Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111A. USPS course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125269
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-12-13$139 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122952
Mid-day Meditation — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-12-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., Oct. 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 24), Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Don't have time for meditation? Then this 25-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join a very experienced instructor to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that doesn't like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122957
Mixed Media Workshop — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you enjoy the creativity of combining different types of materials? Create exciting works of art that explore composition, color, line, surface texture, mark making, and spatial illusion using watercolors or gouache, textiles, drawing media, sewing, torn paper and more. Practice making art as impassioned improvisation. Explore Trompe L'oeil and how to use its effects to create 3-dimensional false illusion. Open to all levels. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961809
Moroccan Sampler — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Unravel some of the mystery of this exotic cuisine with its combinations of spices, herbs, and fruits. Explore flavor elements of Moroccan meals as you prepare Chicken Tagine, a traditional Moroccan slow braised recipe with Olives and Lemon; a refreshing Carrot Salad with Oranges and Medjool Dates; an extremely simple Chickpea Flat Bread that you'll want to make over and over again. Add a few vegetable sides and your taste buds will be in for a zesty treat. Discover that these dishes not only look beautiful but the aromas will carry you away. 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 = 239091062
Music Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233191278
Music Appreciation - Jazz — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. You will also be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233423841
Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 p.m. at Trailhead of Cedar Run Creek Natural Area 4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your newfound knowledge, you'll be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082979
NMC Chamber Singers — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233424539
NMC Concert Band — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233444792
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$200 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239431302
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

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

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

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239433192
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$60 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, hours 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 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239434109
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234461477
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233448999
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:31-9:31 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233449210
Oktoberfest Feast — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Oktoberfest is taking place in Munich this fall. But if you're not able to make the flight this year, join Chef Cheryl Janz for some serious German eats. Recipes include hot, soft pretzels with a Guinness mustard, apple and fennel salad, succulent pork schnitzel, spaetzle and spiced apple cake for dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class. Take home new recipes to enjoy with your favorite beer. Prosit!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090980
Open Welding Lab — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualified students who have passed the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961796
Opera Notes: Exterminating Angel and Tosca — 2017-11-16 thru 2017-11-16$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Join the fall opera briefings and you'll get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre. A dinner party where the guests can't leave? Unravel the surreal plot and music behind Thomas Ades' modern opera. When Kristine Opolais' Tosca visits Bryn Terfel's Baron Scarpia, will they make a deal? What is new and improved about the MET's 2017 Tosca?

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087494
Opera Notes: Norma and Die Zauberflote — 2017-10-06 thru 2017-10-06$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Join the fall opera briefings and you'll get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre. Find out which Druid priestess wins the love of the Roman conqueror and how the loser gets revenge in this Bellini bel canto classic. Does Mozart's masterpiece reveal Freemasonry secrets? Is the Queen of the Night the power behind the flute's magic? Learn how Disney's Lion King director Julie Taymor stages this Mozart favorite.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086552
Pad Thai and More — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090961
Painting I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130 Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233137533
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-09-24 thru 2017-09-24$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239042004
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-10-15 thru 2017-10-15$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094045
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-11-12 thru 2017-11-12$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239042020
Payroll Taxes - Record Keeping - Reporting — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Calling all small business owners and bookkeepers who need assistance with preparing payroll tax returns. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. Bring a calculator.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953255
Phone Photography — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. What's the best camera? The one that's with you! Learn to take better photos with the device you have with you most of the time -- your smartphone. Discover how to use light and composition for better photos. Discover a few simple tips that will turn your photos into more than simply snapshots. Find out how to download, organize and save those precious memories to share for years to come. Class will be primarily geared to iPhone users, but will adapt for those with Android phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960480
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912804
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials, and settings, we'll start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We'll also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960416
Photography -- A Field Experience — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Are you looking for a hands-on photography experience? Gain confidence and learn to take better photographs while working side-by-side with award-winning photographer, Chris Doyal. Begin in the classroom with a quick review of exposure basics, composition, and the various shooting modes on your camera. Then take your skills outside for practice, personal instruction, and instant feedback. End with an opportunity to review what worked and how to improve what didn't work. Bring your digital camera with memory card, fully charged battery, and all your questions. This is not a beginning class. You should have a solid understanding of your camera and its setting modes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960429
Photoshop for Photographers — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we'll focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other 'artsy' stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning, and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960491
Pizza Party Around the World (Grades 5-8) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. Thin crust, or deep dish, veggie or meat, any way you slice it--pizza is a crowd pleaser. You probably think of Italy when you hear the word, but pizza is actually quite the international star. Spend a Saturday mastering the art of rolling, kneading, mixing and forming your own dough from scratch in a professional culinary kitchen. Learn proper knife handling, slicing, and chopping skills. Using key ingredients from around the world, you'll make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It's easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party! 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 = 239091079
Poetry and Performance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The art of expressing yourself through writing and performing poetry out loud builds confidence. We will discuss all that a poem is and can be, and practice reading poems by Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Frank O'Hara with gusto and intention. Exploring the significance of what we say and how we say it, we'll create fresh works of art and share freely, performing our original poems for each other at the end of the class. Partner poems are also great, so invite your friends to sign up, too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040642
Point and Shoot Photography for 50+ — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Confused by all the buttons on your digital camera or even the language in your owner's manual? Take the mystery out of the most common problems encountered by beginning photographers. Get hands-on experience while you explore the basic settings of your camera, get tips on how to improve your photography, and learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer. Bring a few of your problem photos on a memory card or thumb drive for on-the-spot troubleshooting. Also, bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner's manual, and your questions to this relaxed, slower paced class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960484
Pottery Techniques — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961800
Practical Low-Cost No-Cost Marketing Strategies — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am-1 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Calling all entrepreneurs, retail or non-profit service providers that are looking to develop a marketing plan but are overwhelmed by the choices. Join Rachel North, Marketing Director for Traverse Magazine as she provides free or low-cost marketing options including ads, press releases and emails. Learn about free and easy blog options and how to photograph your key products or services. Find out how to efficiently collect email addresses and discover inexpensive ways to promote and sell online. Spend this time getting through the research step and move right into taking action.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953336
President Trumps Middle East Strategy — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. With his speech in Riyadh in May 2017, the president shifted the US firmly into the Saudi camp and in opposition to Iran. That move has far-reaching implications for US policy in the Middle East, for Iranian internal politics, for Israel and other US allies, and for the Saudis themselves. How the US policy in the region is likely to evolve will be explored in a three-hour discussion/lecture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088670
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie — 2017-11-08 thru 2017-11-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. It's the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening savoring pumpkin cake with sage glaze. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091055
Puppy Training 101 — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$125 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., 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'll introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME, and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040810
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Whole Health T.C. (1203 E. 8th St.). As women, we are natural nurturers and often take better care of our loved ones than ourselves. Pulled by the myriad demands of life, we may even lose sight of our needs. Whether you are undergoing a health challenge and want to learn how to accelerate healing; or have a desire to reduce stress, improve mental focus and physical fitness, Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong program can help you rediscover yourself in a whole new way. Learn gentle, non-invasive movements to relax your body, calm your mind, and let your Spirit soar! Beginners welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123747
Reflexology for Life — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-05$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122944
Researching Your Roots — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-13$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009104
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239041528
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. 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. Once set up, 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961764
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats, and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961817
Russia Goes to the Polls — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Russia will hold a Presidential election in 2018 that promises to be a referendum on President Putin's policies. What issues are involved, whether the election will be 'democratic', and what we can expect from the process will be reviewed. This course coincides with the November 16, 2017, International Affairs Forum lecture with John R. Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to Russia 2008-2012.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088676
Rustic Fall Tarts — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover Tarts, luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a melange of fresh vegetables. A colorful squash and tomato tart fills a crispy puff pastry shell, while a savory onion filling complements a buttery dough. A sweet and savory butternut squash with sage pairs well with a walnut crust. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090957
Santa's Woodworking Workshop: Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2017-11-18 thru 2017-11-19$295 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging 'through joints' and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238962357
Sausage Making Workshop — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get your hands dirty and see how sausage gets made with butcher Adam McMarlin. Know what cuts of meat are ideal for sausage making and learn the basic ratios and techniques used to make delicious and unique sausages at home. Become familiar with using a meat grinder properly and discover how to stuff sausages into natural casing using a hand crank stuffer. Acquaint yourself with proper handling, storage, and cooking methods. Rediscover this lost art and take home handmade sausage to enjoy with family and friends. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091058
Say 'I Do' to Officiating Your Family or Friends' Wedding — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 55% of today's couples are asking loved ones to lead their wedding nuptials rather than selecting a professional. Have you been asked to officiate a wedding? Are you inviting someone you know to conduct your ceremony? Getting ordained online is fast and easy, but doesn't provide personal coaching. Make the ceremony memorable by enrolling in this face-to-face class with Reverend Crystal Yarlott--who's performed 500+ weddings--she'll guide you in creating a meaningful and organized marriage ritual. Learn the 10 big Do's and Don'ts of leading a ceremony. Review your legal responsibilities. Leave with a blueprint, interview questionnaire, and a rough draft of a personalized ceremony. This course does not ordain you, but will prove invaluable as you gain confidence to design and conduct a sincere ceremony.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122939
Sell Like an eBay Pro — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you'll walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research your item's potential value, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009095
Short Video Making - Brand Your Business or Invoke Change — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-21$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 11. Could you use a short video to promote your business and connect to your community? Help brand who you are as a company? Or, are you working to promote the need for change in this world? Whether for commercial or personal purpose, you'll explore how to develop a documentary concept into a final product in this theoretical and hands-on class. We will study the ways in which by using film techniques you can empower your voice, raise questions about various issues in our society, and eventually bring about change. You must own a video-capable device (iPhone or android will work) and have home access to a computer for this project-based class. No prior film experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960328
Simple Puff Pastry — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-02$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091083
Simplify Your Life — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. They say less is more! In this interactive class, we'll define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond the clutter, and tackle busyness, health, finances, and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff, and fewer obligations leads to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040827
Sleeping Bear Dunes -- The Big Story — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-05$89 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, Sept. 21 & 28, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND Oct. 5, 1-5 pm (field trip). Habitats, creatures, plant life, challenges--want to know more about the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 71,000 acres of national parkland in our backyard? Explore the habitats from dunes, forests, and meadows to wetlands and rivers and the issues facing each, as well as the birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, and plants. The first two sessions are in the classroom. The last day is a longer guided field experience (1-5 p.m.) in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park with carpools arranged at the 2nd class (cost does not include vehicle entrance fee.) This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082953
Social Partner Dancing — 2017-09-22 thru 2017-10-13$65 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239041995
Social Partner Dancing — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-12-08$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m., (no class Nov. 24) Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239093529
So You Want to Be a Sculptor — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-18$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-noon, at Ingraham Studio. Local sculptor Bart Ingraham will help you to discover the joy of sculpture. Explore the variety of sculpting options and the possibilities they present. Learn how to get a project started and gain understanding of the tools and space you will need. This session has a heavy emphasis on wood, but other media such as clay, stone, and paper-mache will also be covered. Observe the examples of a variety works and discuss the process from start to finish and display. The course meets at Ingraham Studio near Suttons Bay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961866
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-12-12$159 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094132
Sushi Rolls — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-10-28$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090989
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090904
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing — 2017-08-30 thru 2017-12-13$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:45-8:45 pm, Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120 Experience a fun form of recreation-exercise-growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing-jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. This course may also be taken for academic credit. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234088192
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$229 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234264904
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) II — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$229 — Face to FaceView Details

In this joint offering with the the NMC academic course, you’ll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Minimum age is 16 (a youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234266910
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125876
Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-11-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 3:30-4:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 19), Oleson Center Rm. A/B. This is a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. Learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercises that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123764
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-11-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 4:45-5:45 p.m. (no class Oct. 19), Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Continue to study the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123768
Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 3:45-4:45 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123752
Tai Chi for Arthritis 4--Guided Practice — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 2:30-3:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123760
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-10-26$149 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues & Thurs, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TC Total CrossFit. Would you like to feel more confident in your weightlifting abilities and know-how? Join Scott Gadzinski, co-owner of TC Total CrossFit to learn the fundamental elements of sound weightlifting. Learn how to perform the snatch, clean, squat variations, and overhead lifting. Review training programs for beginner and intermediate athletes, and apply simple biomechanical, physiological, and psychological concepts that will create an efficient and safe experience. Understand how important weight training is, not only in sports performance, but also in everyday life! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120472
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-12-14$139 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues & Thurs,(No Class Nov 23) 5:30-6:30 p.m., TC Total CrossFit. Would you like to feel more confident in your weightlifting abilities and know-how? Join Scott Gadzinski, co-owner of TC Total CrossFit to learn the fundamental elements of sound weightlifting. Learn how to perform the snatch, clean, squat variations, and overhead lifting. Review training programs for beginner and intermediate athletes, and apply simple biomechanical, physiological, and psychological concepts that will create an efficient and safe experience. Understand how important weight training is, not only in sports performance, but also in everyday life! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120536
The Life Story--A Sequel — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-11-13$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 2:30-4 pm, University Center Rm. 208. You have enjoyed Life Story writing and you are ready for more. Now continue (or renew) your writing in this experience designed to motivate new writing and enhance your skills. Focusing on the craft of good story writing, we will work with the writer's challenges in creating a sense of place, vivid characterizations, crossing the not-so-fine line between fact and fiction and more. The class is designed for those who have taken a previous life story writing class. Bring pen, 3-ring binder, and paper.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087507
The Untold Story of Boot Lake — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-10-09$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 10:30 am-noon, Scholars Hall, Rm. 32 (first class only). Journey back to the summer of 1876 as you explore local Native American lore relating to the Old Indian Trail and the mystery of Boot Lake. Classroom session and a field trip also explore the local 'pointer' trees and steles (inscribed concrete slabs) marking the Old Indian Trail between Traverse City and Cadillac. Gain understanding of Native American life in the 1880s and who used these trails. A short hike is part of each session. Oct. 2 meets in Scholars Hall on Main Campus; Oct. 9 meets in University Center (2200 Dendrinos Dr., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239081042
Tips and Tricks for Nearly Free Travel — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. What if you could travel the world at a fraction of the price it costs your fellow travelers? Strategically using specific credit cards for everyday expenses, you can build points for free airfare and hotel stays. Learn how to make a hobby of seeing the world without breaking the bank. If you have a credit score of 700 or higher, you can implement these strategies to maximize your points without fees or 'catches.' Join the fun while learning these important travel tips.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088692
Total Barre Foundation — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon. & Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., PE Dance Rm 120. A new evening addition of the popular Total Barre™ course. Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training--and it's fun! You'll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class. Total Barre Foundation™ is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119339
Total Barre Foundation — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-12-14$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon. & Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., PE Dance Rm 120. A new evening addition of the popular Total Barre™ course. Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training--and it's fun! You'll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class. Total Barre Foundation™ is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119380
Total Barre Modified for Pre- & Post-Natal — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-23$59 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., Noon - 12:50 pm., PE Bldg Rm 120. Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre™ program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will helps improve self-image, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits. You will use the ballet barre.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120338
Total Barre Modified for Pre- & Post-Natal — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-12-11$59 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., Noon-12:50 pm, Phys. Ed Dance Rm 120. Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will helps improve self-image, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits. You will use the ballet barre.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239334743
Trade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961510
Traditional Asian Recipes — 2017-11-16 thru 2017-11-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The cuisine of Asia includes some of the most distinctive and alluring flavors, ingredients and cooking methods in the world. Experience them first hand as you learn techniques to fill and prepare Chicken and Herb pot stickers with Mint Chili Sauce; perfect the proper food preparations and timing for cooking a Sesame Ginger Beef and asparagus Stir-fry; understand the method to achieve a creamy smooth Mango Sorbet; as well as crispy Five-Spice Fortune Cookies. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091029
Travel Photography--Creating a Story — 2017-11-14 thru 2017-11-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Creating a story with your travel photos is the ultimate souvenir. With a little planning and thought, you can go from random photos of locations you may or may not remember, to photos that tell a story and bring back memories of everything you loved and enjoyed about your trip or vacation. Pick up tips on how to take better photos with either your smartphone or camera and how to visualize what photos to take. Get ideas for sharing with family and friends, and how to download and save the memories to enjoy for years to come.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960503
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2017-09-22 thru 2017-12-15$95 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., (No Class Nov 17 and 24), Noon - 12:50 pm., University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239121440
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960365
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues/Thurs., 6-7 a.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094138
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-12-14$169 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues & Thurs., 6-7 a.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. We’re giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239335942
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$110 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233451265
War Against NorthKorea? — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Are we on a collision course with the world's most isolated country? Can North Korea's drive to obtain a nuclear strike capability against the US be stopped? What options exist to prevent a ruinous conflict on the Korean Peninsula and nuclear blackmail by Kim Jong Un?

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088664
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues/Thurs., 6:30 am - 7:30 am., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094135
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-10-31 thru 2017-12-14$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues/Thurs., 6:30 am - 7:30 am., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094150
Watercolor Painting I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130, instructor is Glenn Wolff Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233179588
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961814
Website Writing Essentials — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961701
Website Writing Essentials — 2017-11-13 thru 2017-11-13$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961720
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal foods, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090911
Woodworking for Women: Build a Windsor Side Chair — 2017-10-14 thru 2017-10-15$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor side chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging 'through joints,' and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961863
Write Fundraising Letters that Work! — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Biederman Bldg. Rm. 105. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961748
Writing Your Life Stories — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-10-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 2-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 208. Have you had the urge to put your stories on paper? Whether for family and friends or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your journey in writing. As a beginning or experienced writer, you will find content by working with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a 3-ring binder, and your enthusiasm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087500
Yeast Breads--Fast and Easy — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090941
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-08 thru 2017-12-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., 5:15-6:45 p.m., 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094104
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-09 thru 2017-12-09$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat., 9-10:30 a.m., at 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 = 239335030
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-12-11$189 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094125
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2017-09-08 thru 2017-12-15$289 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 24), at Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094111
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234096973
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 3:10-5:10 pm, Phys Ed Dance Rm. 120 Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234097112
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234137729
You and Your Laptop (SOAR Program) — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Bring your laptop to this session and get a crash course in the use of special features like controls and settings to help you adjust your computer to different lighting, adjust sound, attach devices, and set up the internet when your are away from home. A question and answer session will provide you with some personalized information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009125
Your 30-day Passion Project — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-26$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. & Thurs, 4-5 pm, first class Thurs, Sept. 28 meets in University Center Rm. 209. Do you have a creative idea longing to see the light of day…perhaps a business, book, blog, web copy or a money-making idea that's been calling for your attention…but, somehow you don't get to it? In this nine-session class, you'll find an idea you love and commit to 30 days of action to see where it leads you. Shift scattered energy into focused energy and discover whether your Passion Project idea deserves more attention or a different direction. First class Thursday, Sept. 28 meets face to face with additional four self-paced online sessions and four teleclasses where you'll call a private conference phone number provided at the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961889
Your First Job--Take the Stress Out of Your Search — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Are you looking for that first job in high school, college, after college? Need help highlighting your skills, work, volunteer experiences and education? Join us to create or update a first-class resume, find out the importance of an application, and where to look for and find a satisfying job. Get the latest strategies to secure and keep a job. Laugh together as we look at what to do in an interview and more importantly what NOT to do. Leave with confidence that 'you can do this' and have a leg up on your competition. Please bring a thumb drive to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239430812
Your Next Job - Advanced Career Search — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Are you looking to change careers? Looking for a better or different job? Do you think school or additional education or training might be required to find your dream job? Join us to create a new stellar resume and shop for a satisfying job using the latest strategies including social media, networking and current connections. Let's have some fun learning the do's and don'ts of interviewing and finally putting it all together to help you secure an edge over your competition! Please bring a thumb drive to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239432294
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm. 216. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961829
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-08-15 thru 2017-08-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 9 am - Noon. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLaying Up Your Boat — 2017-08-16 thru 2017-08-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar is designed for both the power and sail boaters. Anyone that is handy and likes to maintain their own boat will find this seminar helpful. Boaters that have the marina do the winter lay-up should also attend this seminar so they can talk with the marine mechanic and request the work that their boats systems require. Topics covered include: Winterization of Fuel Systems, Engine Cooling Systems, Oil Systems, Electrical Systems, Batteries, Electronics, A/C, Sewage, Water, Cradles and Jacks, and covering.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFall Wildflowers — 2017-08-21 thru 2017-09-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 9 am - Noon. Venture into Leelanau County's Krumweide Forest Reserve and other locations to examine common fall wildflowers of northern Michigan, with a special focus on genera within the aster family. Learn how to ID wildflowers while examining the ecological communities that species prefer. Gain understanding of the special adaptations that allow different flowers to thrive in northern environments. Wear sturdy shoes and bring bug spray, a hat, water, and a magnifying lens to see identifying characteristics of the flowers. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. The first session meets at Krumweide Forest Reserve, on Wheeler Rd. near Glen Arbor, map at leelanauconservancy.org/natural-areas-map/

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835493
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEndless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You'll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, Noon - 1:30 pm. Lunch and Learn -- GROWING UP UNDER HITLER AND SURVIVING THE WAR--MEET MARLIS MANN Growing up under Hitler, surviving the war, taking to the skies--this is a story of one woman's marvelous journey to romance and long-term happiness. In 1937 banners of National Socialism had already begun to decorate Germany, and Marlis Mann's childhood was a world of war as bombs fell and thousands of fellow citizens lost their homes and their lives. Then everything changed. Discover how Marlis first heard strains of American jazz from an American army encampment, and how she joined the new post-war German airlines, which provided her an opportunity of adventure. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873722
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, Noon - 1:30 pm. Lunch and Learn -- GROWING UP UNDER HITLER AND SURVIVING THE WAR--MEET MARLIS MANN Growing up under Hitler, surviving the war, taking to the skies--this is a story of one woman's marvelous journey to romance and long-term happiness. In 1937 banners of National Socialism had already begun to decorate Germany, and Marlis Mann's childhood was a world of war as bombs fell and thousands of fellow citizens lost their homes and their lives. Then everything changed. Discover how Marlis first heard strains of American jazz from an American army encampment, and how she joined the new post-war German airlines, which provided her an opportunity of adventure. This option includes a buffet lunch. Beverages provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145819425
Ceramics I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 1-3 pm, 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. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233136934
Watercolor Painting I — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130, instructor is Glenn Wolff Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233179588
Hip Hop Dance — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234088334
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$200 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239431302
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$100 — Face to FaceView Details

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

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

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239433192
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-08-28 thru 2018-08-24$60 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon-Sat, hours 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 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239434109
Digital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$500 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232547617
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234461477
NMC Chamber Singers — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-13$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233424539
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233448999
NMC Jazz Band — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$90 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7:31-9:31 p.m., Milliken Auditorium Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233449210
Vocal Jazz Ensemble — 2017-08-28 thru 2017-12-11$110 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233451265
Ceramics I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 135 Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233166654
Painting I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$435 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130 Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233137533
Art Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Fine Arts Rm. 115 This course allows for a great deal of exploration into the world of art as we see it. The course provides an avenue for understanding this world by investigating technique, media, idea, personal expression and meaning. In examining personal expression, surrounding issues and their effect upon society are also analyzed. You will develop a foundation for understanding art through analytical observation, examination, interpretation and writing about art. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Cost does not include text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234283412
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$229 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234264904
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) II — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$229 — Face to FaceView Details

In this joint offering with the the NMC academic course, you’ll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Minimum age is 16 (a youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234266910
Judo — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$145 — Face to FaceView Details

This joint offering with the NMC academic course introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (a youth course is available). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234268987
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125876
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489737
Digital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$500 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 232570110
Music Appreciation — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233191278
Music Appreciation - Jazz — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$360 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 115 Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. You will also be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233423841
NMC Concert Band — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-12$90 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 233444792
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912804
Creative Writing — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-12-14$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 15 Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077746
Course ClosedCreative Writing - Poetry — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-07-20$325 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 1-2:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 09 In this creative poetry writing class, the emphasis will be on writing new work, both in the classroom and on your own. We'll also read great books, discuss the art and craft of poetry, and receive critical feedback on works-in-progress. This workshop provides a supportive and convivial atmosphere for both new and more experienced poets. By the end of the course you can look forward to a polished portfolio and a fuller comprehension of the genre. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234077926
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing — 2017-08-30 thru 2017-12-13$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:45-8:45 pm, Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120 Experience a fun form of recreation-exercise-growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing-jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. This course may also be taken for academic credit. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234088192
Bikram Yoga — 2017-08-30 thru 2017-10-21$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation Aug. 30, 3 pm The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Aug. 30 for the class that begins Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234123196
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234096973
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 3:10-5:10 pm, Phys Ed Dance Rm. 120 Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you'll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234097112
Yoga I — 2017-08-31 thru 2017-12-15$230 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234137729
Beginning Yoga — 2017-09-06 thru 2017-10-18$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Wed.,10-11:15 a.m., 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094095
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2017-09-07 thru 2017-12-14$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 23), at 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 = 239094101
Come Sail Away with the MHA — 2017-09-07 thru 2017-09-07$169 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 4-7 p.m. 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. Tie knots, take the helm, and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. In the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Learn maritime history and traditions while sailing the beautiful waters of the bay and supporting Traverse City’s Maritime Heritage Alliance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 237791842
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-08 thru 2017-12-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., 5:15-6:45 p.m., 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094104
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2017-09-08 thru 2017-12-15$289 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 24), at Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094111
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-09 thru 2017-12-09$219 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat., 9-10:30 a.m., at 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 = 239335030
Canticum Novum — 2017-09-09 thru 2018-07-01$150 — Face to FaceView Details

36 weeks, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn'-tee-koom noh'-voom), meaning 'new song,' is a new choral offering at NMC. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the fall and late spring. Canticum Novum is an auditioned-only ensemble--auditions will be held August 30 & 31, 2017. Please email jecobb@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038926
Total Barre Foundation — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon. & Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., PE Dance Rm 120. A new evening addition of the popular Total Barre™ course. Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training--and it's fun! You'll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class. Total Barre Foundation™ is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119339
Total Barre Modified for Pre- & Post-Natal — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-23$59 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., Noon - 12:50 pm., PE Bldg Rm 120. Expectant and new mothers alike will reap the myriad benefits of exercising with music in this unique Total Barre™ program. Not only will this workout keep new moms and moms-to-be moving, but the plus of moving to music will helps improve self-image, reduce stress, combat postural and muscle imbalances, and increase social interaction. Every move is designed to increase flexibility, balance, joint stability and pelvic floor activation all while boosting moods and lifting spirits. You will use the ballet barre.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120338
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-12-11$189 — Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094125
Course ClosedInsects and Bugs--Essential Understanding for the Naturalist — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-09-25$89 — Face to FaceView Details

1st two Mondays, 9 am - Noon, 3rd Monday, 10 am - 3 pm. 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 qualifies towards 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872653
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks Starting Sept 11, various times. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239113681
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$129 — Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239118935
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-10-27$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weeks, various times, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We're so sure you'll love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you want the first week (Sept. 11-15)--for FREE! There are 24 exercise options per week, various styles available include: Total Barre™, Halo® HIIT, Yoga for 50+, Gentle Pilates, Aerobics, and Weight Strengthening. You sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, then attend the days and times you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239118977
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online) — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-12-11$49 — OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged with the instructor. Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and what tools you need to find success in this industry. You'll be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Actual date is arranged with the instructor. After registering, email jdoyal@nmc.edu to begin arranging your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238964437
Halo HIIT — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. (noon-12:50 pm) & Thurs. (12:30 - 1:20 pm), PE Bldg Rm 120. Research shows the value of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a way to shorten your aerobic training. Many cannot tolerate a full 45 to 60 minute high intensity interval workout. Utilizing the innovative design of the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball, this is a multi-functional and three-dimensional exercise program that incorporates the science of core-integrated bodyweight training with the use of the Halo Trainer. The program teaches exercises that follow unique progressions or regressions designed to increase functional strength and stability at any level of condition from rehab through to athletic performance training. Halo HIIT is also part of our Forever Fit package, so if you miss an evening, you can attend another course in the Forever Fit package that week.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239119453
Beginning Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-24$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:45-7 p.m., 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 = 239094122
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-12-12$159 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094132
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues/Thurs., 6-7 a.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094138
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-10-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues/Thurs., 6:30 am - 7:30 am., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094135
Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Whole Health T.C. (1203 E. 8th St.). As women, we are natural nurturers and often take better care of our loved ones than ourselves. Pulled by the myriad demands of life, we may even lose sight of our needs. Whether you are undergoing a health challenge and want to learn how to accelerate healing; or have a desire to reduce stress, improve mental focus and physical fitness, Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong program can help you rediscover yourself in a whole new way. Learn gentle, non-invasive movements to relax your body, calm your mind, and let your Spirit soar! Beginners welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123747
Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 3:45-4:45 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123752
Tai Chi for Arthritis 4--Guided Practice — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$109 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 2:30-3:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 3--Advanced.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123760
Gentle Yoga — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-12-12$159 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085981
Dragonflies and Damselflies — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-09-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-3 pm, 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 and Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082001
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-09$169 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues. & Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 205. This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Build your vocabulary and improve your writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week, we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help you if you wish to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve your performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039158
Beginning German — 2017-09-12 thru 2017-11-14$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 146. Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Get acquainted with the pronunciation of the German alphabet, vocabulary, and basic grammar skills. The required text, German in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039164
Cycling (Spinning) — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-10-25$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weds, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Cycling will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, improve your overall physical health, and increase your caloric burn. Cardiovascular training such as cycling can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. We'll cycle to energizing and inspiring music. Appropriate for beginners to advanced cyclists. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239121309
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-12-13$139 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122952
Conversational Spanish I — 2017-09-13 thru 2017-11-15$139 — Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., 6-8 p.m.,University Center Rm. 209. This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039170
Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-11-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 3:30-4:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 19), Oleson Center Rm. A/B. This is a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. Learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercises that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123764
Tai Chi for Arthritis 2--Continuing — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-11-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 4:45-5:45 p.m. (no class Oct. 19), Oleson Center Rm. A/B. Continue to study the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1--Beginning.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239123768
Feldenkrais — 2017-09-14 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50), Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out! Join us Thursday, Sept. 7, 11:15 a.m., for a FREE drop-in class!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084382
Arms - Abs and Assets — 2017-09-15 thru 2017-10-27$99 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 1:30-2:30 pm., at Yen Yoga and Fitness. This mat-based strengthening and sculpting class targets, of course, your arms, abs, and most importantly--assets. Designed for all levels, the exercises are adaptable to your fitness abilities using modifications that are demonstrated. Utilizing weights, bands, magic circles and toning balls, focus on your core while sculpting and toning head to toe. Get ready to start achieving awesome abs, strong arms and other amazing assets! Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120588
Mah Jongg Madness — 2017-09-18 thru 2017-10-09$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085994
Rigid Heddle Weaving — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-26$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. 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. Once set up, 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961764
Chicken Cookery — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090834
Functional Fitness — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-10-12$119 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues & Thurs, 6:30-7:30 am, TC Total Crossfit. Try CrossFit un-intimidated? CrossFit offers constantly varied, functional fitness at a learning pace suitable for any level. Utilizing cross-training methodology that is diverse and challenging, workouts are tailored to your fitness needs and limitations, and can be accelerated as your abilities expand. Control intensity using bodyweight skills and a myriad of equipment such as barbells, kettle bells, and dumbbells in a safe and encouraging environment. CrossFit is effective for building strength and aerobic endurance, improving body composition, flexibility, and metabolic health. Headed to work afterwards? No worries, showers are available. Join the camaraderie and have fun while working out! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome. Includes Optional Open Gym Mon-Fri, 4:30-5:30 p.m., during week of your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120391
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-10-26$149 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues & Thurs, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TC Total CrossFit. Would you like to feel more confident in your weightlifting abilities and know-how? Join Scott Gadzinski, co-owner of TC Total CrossFit to learn the fundamental elements of sound weightlifting. Learn how to perform the snatch, clean, squat variations, and overhead lifting. Review training programs for beginner and intermediate athletes, and apply simple biomechanical, physiological, and psychological concepts that will create an efficient and safe experience. Understand how important weight training is, not only in sports performance, but also in everyday life! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120472
Into The Wilderness — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-20$105 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues,Wed, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND Sept. 20, 9 am-4 pm (field trip) at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082010
Beginning French — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-11-07$89 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 10 & 17) Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You'll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039178
Conversational Spanish II — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-11-14$129 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You'll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039347
Learn to Sew — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-10-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961769
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-27$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 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'll 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. We will 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 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961781
BBQ Bootcamp — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090848
Understanding Your DSLR Camera — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera 'thinks,' adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960365
Boost Your Email Campaigns: Best Practices — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Discover how to design emails like a pro, using inexpensive MailChimp. It's free for lists under 2,000 names! Rachel North, MyNorth Media's email guru, shares shortcuts and tips on linking photos, writing engaging copy and subject lines, and more. Find out how to obtain and maintain a healthy subscriber list and how to utilize it for your best ROI. Learn how to encourage folks to click and how to get the most from the reports. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949473
Eating Seasonally: A New Approach — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you ready for a food change? Enjoy an evening with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson as he shares his favorite recipes and tips for cooking seasonally. Get creative as you prepare a delicious 4-course meal that highlights abundant, locally sourced ingredients. The emphasis is on using traditional ingredients in innovative ways by adjusting flavors, textures and food combinations. Challenge your palate with quick pickling, vegetable chips and more. In addition to meat and fish recipes, you'll put a variety of fall produce to good, healthy use. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090852
Cardio-Drumming — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs, 10 - 10:45 am., at Nourish in TC. Drum your way to a stronger, leaner you--and have FUN while doing it! Connect to (or discover!) your sense of rhythm in this innovative exercise program, combining low impact aerobics and drumming with sticks on a stability ball. The pulsating rhythms take you to a whole new level of well-being for the mind and body. Sit or stand, there is no wrong way to be involved. It's definitely UPBEAT FUN! Meets at Nourish (1545 S. Division #116).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239120724
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239007566
Sleeping Bear Dunes -- The Big Story — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-05$89 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, Sept. 21 & 28, 10 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209 AND Oct. 5, 1-5 pm (field trip). Habitats, creatures, plant life, challenges--want to know more about the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 71,000 acres of national parkland in our backyard? Explore the habitats from dunes, forests, and meadows to wetlands and rivers and the issues facing each, as well as the birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, and plants. The first two sessions are in the classroom. The last day is a longer guided field experience (1-5 p.m.) in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park with carpools arranged at the 2nd class (cost does not include vehicle entrance fee.) This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082953
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-10-05$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area and work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality 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. First class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden and Bellaire (directions provided at the first class.) This course qualifies for credit toward the Northern Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082028
Social Partner Dancing — 2017-09-22 thru 2017-10-13$65 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239041995
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2017-09-22 thru 2017-12-15$95 — Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., (No Class Nov 17 and 24), Noon - 12:50 pm., University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239121440
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961787
Open Welding Lab — 2017-09-23 thru 2017-10-14$199 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 118. Qualified students who have passed the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961796
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-09-24 thru 2017-09-24$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239042004
Grant Basics — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238951175
Communication for the Workplace (SOAR Program) — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-10-17$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 202. Communication is a critical workplace and college-level skill. Learn how to use email and word processing software to craft effective emails and letters. This hands-on course taught in our computer labs includes topics focused on using templates and software tools to assist you in your communication efforts. You will learn to create an effective letter, improve your writing speed, and use shortcuts to help you with spelling, grammar, and sentence building. Computer filing techniques are included to help you store and retrieve your work. Leave the course with the tools to practice your new skills and improve your workplace and lifelong communication skills.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949544
Fall Pies from Scratch — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's apple harvest to pumpkin cream pie. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies like lattice, leaves, and crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie. 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 = 239090861
Say 'I Do' to Officiating Your Family or Friends' Wedding — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 55% of today's couples are asking loved ones to lead their wedding nuptials rather than selecting a professional. Have you been asked to officiate a wedding? Are you inviting someone you know to conduct your ceremony? Getting ordained online is fast and easy, but doesn't provide personal coaching. Make the ceremony memorable by enrolling in this face-to-face class with Reverend Crystal Yarlott--who's performed 500+ weddings--she'll guide you in creating a meaningful and organized marriage ritual. Learn the 10 big Do's and Don'ts of leading a ceremony. Review your legal responsibilities. Leave with a blueprint, interview questionnaire, and a rough draft of a personalized ceremony. This course does not ordain you, but will prove invaluable as you gain confidence to design and conduct a sincere ceremony.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122939
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-10-31$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 2-3 pm, at Fit For You Health Club (1226 S. Garfield Ave.) From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers' experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance, including vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over- or under-function in complex environments. Don't wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084375
War Against NorthKorea? — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Are we on a collision course with the world's most isolated country? Can North Korea's drive to obtain a nuclear strike capability against the US be stopped? What options exist to prevent a ruinous conflict on the Korean Peninsula and nuclear blackmail by Kim Jong Un?

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088664
Beginning American Sign Language — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-11-14$119 — Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 209. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039184
Mixed Media Workshop — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you enjoy the creativity of combining different types of materials? Create exciting works of art that explore composition, color, line, surface texture, mark making, and spatial illusion using watercolors or gouache, textiles, drawing media, sewing, torn paper and more. Practice making art as impassioned improvisation. Explore Trompe L'oeil and how to use its effects to create 3-dimensional false illusion. Open to all levels. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961809
Pottery Techniques — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$219 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961800
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090871
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239007559
History of the Anishnabek — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-04$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport, or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088700
Global Issues 2017 -- Part 1 — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-10-18$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088707
Global Issues 2017 -- Parts 1 & 2 — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-11-15$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088717
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960410
Watercolors: Try It Out! — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961814
Your 30-day Passion Project — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-26$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon. & Thurs, 4-5 pm, first class Thurs, Sept. 28 meets in University Center Rm. 209. Do you have a creative idea longing to see the light of day…perhaps a business, book, blog, web copy or a money-making idea that's been calling for your attention…but, somehow you don't get to it? In this nine-session class, you'll find an idea you love and commit to 30 days of action to see where it leads you. Shift scattered energy into focused energy and discover whether your Passion Project idea deserves more attention or a different direction. First class Thursday, Sept. 28 meets face to face with additional four self-paced online sessions and four teleclasses where you'll call a private conference phone number provided at the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961889
Artisan Bacon — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090882
You and Your Laptop (SOAR Program) — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm, Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Bring your laptop to this session and get a crash course in the use of special features like controls and settings to help you adjust your computer to different lighting, adjust sound, attach devices, and set up the internet when your are away from home. A question and answer session will provide you with some personalized information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009125
Leonard Bernsteins World — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-05$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Leonard Bernstein was one of the most colorful and multi-talented American musicians of the 20th century. His creative work as a conductor, concert pianist, writer and teacher has left an enduring mark of excellence on the concert stage, the world of musical theater, and arts education for all ages. Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they investigate the people, events and experiences leading to Bernstein's amazing accomplishments.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086004
An Introduction to Mandarin Chinese — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-10-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Learn to communicate in Chinese! Explore this intriguing and musical language for use in traveling, talking with Mandarin speakers in the U.S., or just expanding your mind. Understand the basics of pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system) and the four tones of Mandarin. Become familiar with basic vocabulary and phrases, and explore useful cultural information. You'll also get started recognizing and writing Chinese characters.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239039188
Basic Bike Maintenance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for 'do-it-yourselfers'. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125235
Poetry and Performance — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. The art of expressing yourself through writing and performing poetry out loud builds confidence. We will discuss all that a poem is and can be, and practice reading poems by Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Frank O'Hara with gusto and intention. Exploring the significance of what we say and how we say it, we'll create fresh works of art and share freely, performing our original poems for each other at the end of the class. Partner poems are also great, so invite your friends to sign up, too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040642
LIFE Lunch Sept.: Mind Full or Mindful? Discover the Joy of Mindfulness Practice — 2017-09-29 thru 2017-09-29$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215/217. In our busy world, forms of mindfulness are not used as a spiritual practice but as mind-training techniques to help us focus our attention/awareness to be happier, more productive and compassionate. Research confirms that these practices can help us slow down and flourish in a multitasking and multimedia culture. Kristy McDonald has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. She traveled to Thailand in 2015 on a sabbatical for three months to learn new mindfulness, meditation and body-mind connection techniques. Join her to learn about some of the research on mindfulness, how to incorporate mindfulness into your life and how to create a personal mindfulness practice. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080347
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2017-09-30 thru 2017-09-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090886
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2017-10-01 thru 2017-10-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 11 a.m.-noon., Meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6). If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125238
The Untold Story of Boot Lake — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-10-09$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 10:30 am-noon, Scholars Hall, Rm. 32 (first class only). Journey back to the summer of 1876 as you explore local Native American lore relating to the Old Indian Trail and the mystery of Boot Lake. Classroom session and a field trip also explore the local 'pointer' trees and steles (inscribed concrete slabs) marking the Old Indian Trail between Traverse City and Cadillac. Gain understanding of Native American life in the 1880s and who used these trails. A short hike is part of each session. Oct. 2 meets in Scholars Hall on Main Campus; Oct. 9 meets in University Center (2200 Dendrinos Dr., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239081042
Writing Your Life Stories — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-10-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 2-4:30 pm, University Center Rm. 208. Have you had the urge to put your stories on paper? Whether for family and friends or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your journey in writing. As a beginning or experienced writer, you will find content by working with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a 3-ring binder, and your enthusiasm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087500
Advanced Piloting — 2017-10-02 thru 2017-11-13$159 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. A USPS course. Learn to navigate unfamiliar waters in a variety of conditions on extended cruises in this U.S. Power Squadron course. Build upon your current coastal and inland navigation skills and explore more challenging conditions. GPS is used as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart plotters, and other electronic navigation tools broaden your skills and capabilities. Gain hands-on experience using radar, depth sounding, auto-piloting and learn new computer software. Work with tides, wind, and currents as well as utilizing the 'Seaman's Eye' system for staying on course. Prerequisite: USPS Coastal Piloting course, or its equivalent content through ASA, US Sailing, or other navigation school, or permission of the instructor. Price includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125254
Short Video Making - Brand Your Business or Invoke Change — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-21$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 11. Could you use a short video to promote your business and connect to your community? Help brand who you are as a company? Or, are you working to promote the need for change in this world? Whether for commercial or personal purpose, you'll explore how to develop a documentary concept into a final product in this theoretical and hands-on class. We will study the ways in which by using film techniques you can empower your voice, raise questions about various issues in our society, and eventually bring about change. You must own a video-capable device (iPhone or android will work) and have home access to a computer for this project-based class. No prior film experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960328
Website Writing Essentials — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961701
Fall Into Michigan — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Crisp cool nights and colorful trees -- it must be fall in Michigan. Bring those senses to your kitchen with scrumptious recipes that scream fall. Begin with a crisp crostini with sharp cheddar and Michigan apple chutney followed by a super tender slow braised chicken, fresh thyme and autumn root veggies in a white wine sauce. Top off the evening with a rich buttery pastry crust filled with caramelized Michigan apples and a streusel crumble topping. The season may not last long enough but these recipes are certain to stick around. Bring containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090890
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos, and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239008462
Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 a.m.-4 pm, meet at University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? 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'll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239081102
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-07$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do, and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086532
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-11-07$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you've learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. A material fee (approximately $28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086538
Your First Job--Take the Stress Out of Your Search — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Are you looking for that first job in high school, college, after college? Need help highlighting your skills, work, volunteer experiences and education? Join us to create or update a first-class resume, find out the importance of an application, and where to look for and find a satisfying job. Get the latest strategies to secure and keep a job. Laugh together as we look at what to do in an interview and more importantly what NOT to do. Leave with confidence that 'you can do this' and have a leg up on your competition. Please bring a thumb drive to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239430812
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-24$99 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery--murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective--and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040646
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$95 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats, and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961817
Butcher's Choice — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090900
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-11$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239041528
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$89 — Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm. University Center Rm. 216. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961829
Reflexology for Life — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-05$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122944
A Cultural Immersion: Captivating China — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9:30 am-noon, University Center Rm. 204. Experience China's heritage and traditions by immersing yourself in one of the world's oldest continuous cultures and fastest growing powers in the modern world. Explore the inner balance and peace gained through the simple, yet elegant, practice of calligraphy. Hear the sing-song flow of the Chinese language as you learn a few simple words and phrases. Then take a virtual photographic journey through several temples. Observe how they are a celebration of art, history and education. Lastly, understand the importance of food as you enjoy a traditional tea ceremony.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088681
Your Next Job - Advanced Career Search — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Are you looking to change careers? Looking for a better or different job? Do you think school or additional education or training might be required to find your dream job? Join us to create a new stellar resume and shop for a satisfying job using the latest strategies including social media, networking and current connections. Let's have some fun learning the do's and don'ts of interviewing and finally putting it all together to help you secure an edge over your competition! Please bring a thumb drive to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239432294
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials, and settings, we'll start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We'll also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960416
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance — 2017-10-05 thru 2017-10-12$59 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Session one focuses on essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Session two covers drivetrain maintenance. Learn how to remove/replace your cogs, crank and chain. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, available at the NMC-EES office for $25.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125263
Chakradance — 2017-10-06 thru 2017-10-06$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122928
Opera Notes: Norma and Die Zauberflote — 2017-10-06 thru 2017-10-06$25 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Join the fall opera briefings and you'll get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre. Find out which Druid priestess wins the love of the Roman conqueror and how the loser gets revenge in this Bellini bel canto classic. Does Mozart's masterpiece reveal Freemasonry secrets? Is the Queen of the Night the power behind the flute's magic? Learn how Disney's Lion King director Julie Taymor stages this Mozart favorite.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086552
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090904
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040796
Dog Training: Continuing — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., 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 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040804
Puppy Training 101 — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-11-11$125 — Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., 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'll introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME, and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040810
Photography -- A Field Experience — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Are you looking for a hands-on photography experience? Gain confidence and learn to take better photographs while working side-by-side with award-winning photographer, Chris Doyal. Begin in the classroom with a quick review of exposure basics, composition, and the various shooting modes on your camera. Then take your skills outside for practice, personal instruction, and instant feedback. End with an opportunity to review what worked and how to improve what didn't work. Bring your digital camera with memory card, fully charged battery, and all your questions. This is not a beginning class. You should have a solid understanding of your camera and its setting modes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960429
Anatomy of a Recipe — 2017-10-09 thru 2017-10-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cooks' House in this demonstration class and discover a recipe's anatomy. Find out how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while constructing a 3-course meal. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won't be disappointed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090908
Glass Fusion: Small Coasters and Bowl — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Thurs, 6-8 p.m., Meets at Glass Artz Studio. Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed set of four colorful art glass coasters and a small bowl for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you've never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. Meets at Glass Artz Studio (441 E Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961844
Bookkeeping for Small Business — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-19$95 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949415
Crash Course for (New) Managers — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Now that you're a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950497
Grant Resources — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952187
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal foods, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090911
Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. The field of nutrition is rapidly expanding for both humans and animals. Join holistic veterinarian Dr. Lynch as he explores the history of the processed pet food industry and examines the role processed foods may play in the health of your pet. Explore the field of Integrative Nutrition, the blending of conventional nutritional science with wholesome, unadulterated ingredients to further expand the role of nutrition in wellness. The discussion includes a look at the exciting new field of Nutrigenomics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040814
President Trumps Middle East Strategy — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. With his speech in Riyadh in May 2017, the president shifted the US firmly into the Saudi camp and in opposition to Iran. That move has far-reaching implications for US policy in the Middle East, for Iranian internal politics, for Israel and other US allies, and for the Saudis themselves. How the US policy in the region is likely to evolve will be explored in a three-hour discussion/lecture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088670
Edit Phots Like a Pro — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-17$89 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You'll import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought after pop and punch. It's recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960442
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090923
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad - Level 2 — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009084
Exploring Watercolors — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-26$109 — Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.,Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961848
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, 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'll also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Register two or more from the same association together and save $10 on each (must enroll by phone: 231-995-1700.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953217
Fall Pastas — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The flavors of fall pair beautifully with pasta -from hearty mushroom sauces to delicate butternut squash ravioli. Discover the start-to-finish process of creating great pasta with Chef Janene Silverman who recently moved back to Traverse City from Italy. This collection of fresh pasta dishes bring crunch, color, and a whole lot of flavor to your table. Recipes include butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, passatelli in brodo, buckwheat tagliolini with leeks and mushrooms, cavatelli with little meatball ragu and orecchietti pasta. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090927
Guide to Tree Identification — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-19$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Enhance your hiking, landscaping, and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of northern Michigan and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn plant classification, tree identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk. Put your new knowledge to work learning unique physical characteristics, habitats, and growing conditions. Recommended book, 'Trees of Michigan: Field Guide' by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. 2nd class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082969
Crochet Basics — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a 'sampler' dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961853
Mid-day Meditation — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-12-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., Oct. 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 24), Dennos Museum Center, Janis Rm. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Don't have time for meditation? Then this 25-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join a very experienced instructor to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that doesn't like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122957
Researching Your Roots — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-10-13$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009104
Chair Yoga — 2017-10-13 thru 2017-12-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-2 pm, (no class Nov. 24) Dennos Museum Janis Rm. 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 Dennos Museum Janis Room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239085985
Woodworking for Women: Build a Windsor Side Chair — 2017-10-14 thru 2017-10-15$260 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor side chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging 'through joints,' and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required. All tools and materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961863
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-10-15 thru 2017-10-15$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239094045
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 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 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090931
Aromatherapy: Why Essential Oils Are So Essential — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils from plants and flowers to stimulate brain function. Explore the properties of different oils, the process of making oils, how and why they work, and what they do. You'll make bath salts and try oils as you learn ways to use them to enhance your life in your day-to-day world. You'll leave refreshed, smelling very good, and with a spritzer or salts to take home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239122961
So You Want to Be a Sculptor — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-18$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-noon, at Ingraham Studio. Local sculptor Bart Ingraham will help you to discover the joy of sculpture. Explore the variety of sculpting options and the possibilities they present. Learn how to get a project started and gain understanding of the tools and space you will need. This session has a heavy emphasis on wood, but other media such as clay, stone, and paper-mache will also be covered. Observe the examples of a variety works and discuss the process from start to finish and display. The course meets at Ingraham Studio near Suttons Bay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961866
Grant Writing: Next Steps — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952278
Yeast Breads--Fast and Easy — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090941
Marine Electrical Systems — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-12-05$149 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 6-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 21), Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111A. USPS course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239125269
Intro to Hand-Lettering — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. Acquire the foundation of traditional calligraphy using a brush calligraphy pen and then translate those concepts to modern hand-lettering. Learn the proper techniques for writing the traditional calligraphy forms, how to practice those basic shapes, and how to then apply those techniques to writing the alphabet. Use your new skills to create beautiful hand-lettered designs using any pen, pencil, or paintbrush. Go home with a hand-crafted item featuring your hand-lettered design and the confidence to develop your own hand-lettering style. All materials supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961875
Cooking Rookie — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not so comfortable in the kitchen? Looking for the basics? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of FUNdamental skills in the kitchen. Gain knife skills, preparation techniques and adaptable go-to recipes. Learn to saute, roast and pan-sear meats and vegetables. Recipes include a classic meatloaf, roasted chicken and vegetable lasagna. Get a few techniques and recipes under your belt and you'll even impress yourself. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090948
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. What is 'cord cutting?' And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009092
Trade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961510
Rustic Fall Tarts — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover Tarts, luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a melange of fresh vegetables. A colorful squash and tomato tart fills a crispy puff pastry shell, while a savory onion filling complements a buttery dough. A sweet and savory butternut squash with sage pairs well with a walnut crust. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090957
Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 p.m. at Trailhead of Cedar Run Creek Natural Area 4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your newfound knowledge, you'll be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239082979
Phone Photography — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. What's the best camera? The one that's with you! Learn to take better photos with the device you have with you most of the time -- your smartphone. Discover how to use light and composition for better photos. Discover a few simple tips that will turn your photos into more than simply snapshots. Find out how to download, organize and save those precious memories to share for years to come. Class will be primarily geared to iPhone users, but will adapt for those with Android phones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960480
Social Partner Dancing — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-12-08$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m., (no class Nov. 24) Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you've always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here's a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music--to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239093529
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-11-10$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239009089
LIFE Lunch - October: Garbag Bag Suitcase--A Foster Care Survivor's Guide — 2017-10-20 thru 2017-10-20$10 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215/217. Shenandoah Chefalo started life as a child with neglectful, drug and alcohol addicted parents. She mastered packing all of her belongings in minutes, changed multiple schools, faced hunger, cruelty, and loneliness. Finally at the age of 13, Shen had had enough and requested to be placed into foster care. Shen became part of the 3 percent of all foster care children who get into college, and the 1% who graduate. Despite her numerous achievements in life, she still suffers from the long-term effects of neglect. Award-winning author of her memoir, 'Garbage Bag Suitcase,' Shen is relentless to find grass-root solutions on how to revamp the broken foster care system. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239080837
Figures of Venus — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$129 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-9 p.m., at Leelanau Studios. Titan, Botticelli, Rubens, Corot and more have studied and painted Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Now it is your turn. Discover proportions of the human form through observation of the live professional artist models recreating poses of Venus that artists have painted throughout history. We'll deconstruct the compositions of these master painters to understand how the composition with its accompanying figurative elements helps to portray and enhance the narrative of each painting. Includes all materials. Must be 18 or older. Meets at Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary), 107821 E. Cherry Bend Rd., TC. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961880
Pad Thai and More — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090961
InDesign for Beginners — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-11-06$135 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239049472
Guitar 101 — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038929
Beginning Ukulele — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-30$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239038947
Duck 101 — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090966
Acupuncture and Herbs--Can They Really Help My Pet? — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been utilized for centuries to maintain health and wellness, but remains a mystery to most individuals. What really is Qi (Chee)? Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to Western medicine. Explore the field of Integrative Medicine, combining the best of the East and West to produce results often unattainable with traditional medical therapies. Case examples of treatments with pets will be explored along with practical application of concepts. The class Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239040824
Learn to Sew II — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961914
Figure Drawing — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961885
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. Discover how to get the best out of your employees by setting clear expectations from the start and creating attainable goals and action plans. Develop communication techniques that help elevate employee engagement and work performance. See examples of successful goal setting and how to follow up to ensure goals are met. Learn how to hold employees accountable. Immediately apply the skills you learn and help your employees grow professionally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953154
Cold Smoked Fish — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. What is cold smoking and how is it different from hot smoking? Learn the differences between curing and brining and when to apply each method. Find out how to change the texture of your cold smoked fish to suit your style. Understand the differences between traditional lox and cold smoked salmon. Discover what types of fish are best suited for smoking. Demonstration, new recipes and of course, sampling is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090976
Beginning Yoga — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-12-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

7 Weds., 10-11:15 a.m., at 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 = 239334834
Bikram Yoga — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-12-16$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation Oct. 25, 3 pm The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is Wed., Oct. 25 for the class that begins Oct. 25, 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 234260128
Christianity in America — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-01$55 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 215. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239087519
Global Issues 2017 -- Part 2 — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-11-15$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today's issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2017 include the future of Europe, trade and politics, conflict in the South China Sea, Saudi Arabia in transition, U.S. foreign policy and petroleum, Latin America's political pendulum, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Nuclear Security. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239088713
Point and Shoot Photography for 50+ — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Confused by all the buttons on your digital camera or even the language in your owner's manual? Take the mystery out of the most common problems encountered by beginning photographers. Get hands-on experience while you explore the basic settings of your camera, get tips on how to improve your photography, and learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer. Bring a few of your problem photos on a memory card or thumb drive for on-the-spot troubleshooting. Also, bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner's manual, and your questions to this relaxed, slower paced class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960484
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns, using MailChimp (free for up to 2,000 names.) In a natural follow-up to Boost Your Email Campaigns--Best Practices, Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients, and previous clients. Learn how to design sign up forms and how to use fields of data for maximized ROI. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950678
Payroll Taxes - Record Keeping - Reporting — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Calling all small business owners and bookkeepers who need assistance with preparing payroll tax returns. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. Bring a calculator.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953255