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7 Steps to Ensure a Successful Donor Meeting (Live Online Webinar)— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$29— OnlineView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Live Webinar. Did you know the Number 1 secret to raising more money is face time with donors? This is more important than emails, social media posts, or even a letter in the mail. But, when you have so much on your plate, how do you fit in all those all-important meetings? How do you get the appointment and make sure your meetings actually move the person closer to making a gift? During this live Webinar, you will learn how to prepare for and execute a successful donor meeting so you are relaxed, ready and making the best use of your time.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666364
8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce— 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$69— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. The old ways of managing are not effective in the world of today. If you are new to leadership or looking for ideas to lead an ever-changing workforce, this workshop is for you. These 8 skills will fundamentally change the way you see your role as a leader. This leader-shift will shed new light on what it means to successfully lead people and an organization. Includes a skills workbook that you can use to immediately implement techniques!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666367
All About Apps — 2019-10-07 through  2019-10-07$29— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. After social media, what are some other applications that have evolved that are practical and useful? Learn about radio streaming apps such as Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and the like. The audio world offers library apps called Hoopla, OverDrive and RBdigital. How is all this different from algorithm-based music made available from Pandora and Amazon Music? Finally, the newest on the market is the delivery apps such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Shipt and UberEats. Presenter Jerry Sura will relate his experiences with each app and conclusions based on his on-the-job usage to help you understand more about them, in this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666765
Allergen-free Baking — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-05$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Eating a healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite breakfast breads or going without a tasty wrap for your tacos or burritos! Learn how to make muffins, scones, and tortillas that are totally allergen-free. All recipes in this class contain no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nuts! You will use whole foods and whole flours that pack in iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber that are usually missing from commercial brands. These delights are tasty and easy to make. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Mature children age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666787
Amazing Apples!— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254. Fall means APPLES! Michigan is one of the leading apple producers, so take advantage of the harvest! Gain knowledge about which variety of apples make the best appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts. Explore new ways to use apples in all kinds of meal planning. From a meal starter of savory apple crostini to a finish of sweet apple roses, with apple pizza in-between! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666794
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime; actual course date and time will be arranged with the instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666803
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAquatic Insects and Water Quality— 2019-09-16 through  2019-09-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., Sept. 16-30, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 204 and field trips. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339595
Art Therapy: Shedding Light on the Profession— 2019-09-30 through  2019-09-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Discover ways to use the creative process as a means of healing. Be introduced to the foundations of art therapy and the profession through hands-on activities, guided discussion and case examples. Art therapy provides benefits to people of all ages. From children dealing with grief to older adults in palliative care, see examples of how creativity is used as a communication tool and a means to explore and express. Leave with an understanding of how art therapy can enhance the wellbeing of people--young and old. All art materials provided. This class is ideal for healthcare professionals, parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, and those seeking wellness through holistic approaches.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666812
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$35— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). 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. Bring a bike to this demonstration and hands-on class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666817
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 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 will 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, if desired.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666847
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE— 2019-09-19 through  2019-09-26$399— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days, Sept. 19-26, Weekday classes: 5-9 p.m., Weekend classes: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 147. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666852
Beginning American Sign Language— 2019-09-19 through  2019-11-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., Sept. 19-Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 31), Scholars Hall Rm. 202. 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666856
Beginning French — 2019-10-08 through  2019-11-26$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Oct. 8-Nov. 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102. 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 will learn vocabulary, phrases, sentences and essential language structure; and gain interesting insights into French culture. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, is included in the cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666862
Beginning Studio Photography and Off-Camera Lighting — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). If you are new to off-camera lighting, it can be a bit overwhelming. What is a modifier? How do I know what modifier to choose? How do I set my camera? Can I use a flash, or do I need a strobe light? In this class, you will learn to build a basic studio lighting set up, settings and modifiers for off-camera lighting, and tips to start building your own studio kit. Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. This class is appropriate for intermediate level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666872
Beginning Ukulele— 2019-10-21 through  2019-10-28$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Oct. 21 and 28, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666878
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2019-09-04 through  2019-10-16$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Wed., Sept. 4-Oct. 16, 10-11:15 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666885
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-03$179— Face to FaceView Details

13 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666895
Beginning Yoga— 2019-10-24 through  2019-12-12$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Oct. 24-Dec. 12, 5:45-7 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666890
Course ClosedBetter Bones— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 1 and 8, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666911
Beyond Gmail: A Personal Assistant for You — 2019-10-30 through  2019-10-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Did you know that there is MUCH more to your Google Suite than just email? Join NMC Technology Staff member, Alison Thornton, to explore Google Keep, Tasks and Calendar. These apps allow you to do all of your daily tasks such as making appointments, creating checklists (and checking them off), and using electronic sticky notes for record-keeping. This is all part of your Gmail account--for free! See what you have been missing and how to use all of this from your mobile phone, iPad or computer. Important: You must have an active GMAIL address and password. To create one go to www.gmail.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666919
Course ClosedBirds Up Close— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$45— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using the incredible NMC collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666924
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Port Oneida — 2019-08-22 through  2019-08-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parking Area at Lane Road, Port Oneida. Visit several sites around the Port Oneida Historic District including fallow fields, wetlands, shoreline and forest edges to explore late season flowering plants. We will focus on members of the Asteraceae family such as goldenrods and asters. Prepare for moderate walking on trails with some hills. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at the parking area at the end of Lane Rd., off of Port Oneida Rd. in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (park pass is required). This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336925
Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-27$449— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 26 and 27, 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 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. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666952
Building Balance— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 1-29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667003
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Laissez les bons temps rouler…let the good times roll! In this hands-on class, taught by Chef Geoffrey Jones of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you will explore the flavors of Louisiana-style cooking. Learn the subtle differences between Cajun and Creole cooking styles as well as where they blend together. Prepare authentic dishes while learning about regional ingredients and techniques. Share a family meal. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667027
Canticum Novum— 2019-09-21 through  2020-04-18$150— Face to FaceView Details

30 weeks, Sept. 21, 2019 to April 18, 2020, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn-tee-koom noh-voom), meaning new song, is a 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. Required auditions for new participants are Tues. &amp; Thurs., Aug. 27 and 29; to schedule a 5-minute audition, call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667054
Capturing Shadows and Highlights with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2019-09-25 through  2019-09-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Want to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing these images. Find out how to save scenes with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. Appropriate for intermediate-level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667088
Chair Yoga— 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m. on the same dates in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667127
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-09-25 through  2019-09-25$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud-enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667136
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud-enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667141
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCome Sail Away with the MHA— 2019-08-13 through  2019-08-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier, (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Join us in celebrating 10 years of SAIL Champion, the program that helps youth who have experience trauma, and experience firsthand why the program is so successful. Enjoy sailing the beautiful waters of the bay with the MHA! If postponed due to rain, class will be August 15th.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337087
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Come paint a landscape in oil! This class gives you the tools to successfully create a landscape composition while using a defined color scheme to give your landscape feeling and mood. Learn artist tips and tricks that will help you in your continued work with the oil painting medium. A basic supply list is provided for those who are just getting started with oils. Beginners welcome. Bring a sketch and/or photograph of some landscapes to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667145
Continuing Ukulele— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Nov. 4 and 11, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667157
Course ClosedConversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-24 through  2019-11-12$135— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. This NEW progressive course is tailored for your success -- whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master pronunciation, comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. New students should purchase the text online (available on Amazon and other sellers): Esperanza--Reader, by Carol Gaab (ISBN 978-1-935575-29-0). Bring the book to the first class; returning students may have purchased it previously.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667162
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with the equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335110
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667240
Digital Painting and Illustration — 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-30$119— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Oct. 2-30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. This class gives you the tools you need to use Photoshop on a desktop computer and use Procreate on the iPad to paint, illustrate and animate your work. You will progress through assignments of your choosing to learn various painting and illustration techniques and make your work come alive in simple gif movie animations. Be amazed as you discover the power and versatility of Photoshop and Procreate. Your new skills will transform the way you create art! You will use a drawing tablet paired with a desktop computer, but you are encouraged to bring your own iPad with Procreate downloaded if you own one. You can bring sketchbooks and pencils and any drawings or sketches from which you want to create digital art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667270
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store-bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667282
Dog Training: Continuing— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). 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. Bring your dog to all sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667290
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 3 and 17, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Is your nonprofit dependent on gifts, grants and donations? Do you wish you had a stable revenue stream to help drive your mission? An earned income venture may be just what you are looking for! But, which venture is right for your organization? Come find out in this two-session course with Mary Manner. In session one, you will learn how to build and test hypotheses about your idea and customer base, and develop a value proposition and your ability to communicate the concept. In session two you will gain tools for building your financial business model, learning from your customers, and evaluating the capacity of your organization to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667301
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEdit Photos Like a Pro— 2019-09-09 through  2019-09-16$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, Sept. 9, 11 and 16, 6-8:30 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 a professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom Classic, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought-after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic before class and give it a brief overview.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667310
Education Today: 1850s or 2020s? — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-19$69— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 5-19, 5-7 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Do you have kids or grandkids who are overwhelmed and stressed by the amount of testing and pressure placed on our young students today? Are we engaging ALL of our learners in developmentally appropriate ways? Are our schools building our children up and teaching them to be better humans? Perhaps you can imagine a better system, or maybe you think we have come a long way. The 1850s model was designed to acculturate the flood of immigrants coming from Europe into the United States--are we still stuck in that model? What is Governor Whitmers plan? What are other states and nations doing? What can WE realistically do to change things? This is a discussion class that welcomes your knowledge and opinions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667316
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace— 2019-11-20 through  2019-11-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667323
Entertaining with Magic— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Would you like to learn how to perform magic and entertain with nothing more than a deck of cards? Dr. Larry Phillips will help you learn this new skill. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion you will learn to put together and perform a basic close-up magic routine. The material taught in this course is all audience-tested, professional magic from Dr. Phillips performing repertory, including several well-guarded personally developed routines and effects. No Pick-A-Card, Any Card stuff here! The routines taught are impressive and visual magic using a standard deck of playing cards. This course is a great way to investigate a new hobby or revive an old interest.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667337
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEntomology for the Naturalist— 2019-08-19 through  2019-08-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, Aug. 19, 21 and 26, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. 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. Be prepared to be outside part of each day. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339498
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-12-02 through  2019-12-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667349
Everyone Is an Artist— 2019-11-13 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, an instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667354
Exploring Watercolors— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 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 will 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)— 2019-10-15 through  2019-11-15$499— OnlineView Details

Registration Deadline for this online course is Mon., Oct. 14; course will begin shortly after that date. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course prepares you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam, which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator! This license is required by the FAA for conducting drone operations such as aerial photography, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. Work at your own pace (approx. 25 hours online); but complete by Dec. 20, 2019. And you will not be completely alone; your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit to help you through the process. Fee does not include cost of the FAA test which can be taken at the FAA testing center at NMC or at any FAA Testing Center nationwide (around $150). For more information about the course, call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667372
Fall into Watercolors— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667376
Course ClosedFall Mushroom Foray at Grass River — 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center, (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). Tour the woods and fields with naturalists at Grass River Natural Area to freshen up on your mushroom identification skills. On the trek you will seek, find and identify fun fall fungi. In the process, learn about the life-cycles, habitats and features of these organisms. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667386
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeed Your Hunger with Yoga — 2019-09-04 through  2019-12-11$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Wed., Sept. 4-Dec. 11, 1-2:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 27), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Are you challenged by weight, eating and exercise? Many of us, especially women, have used food to self soothe, reduce stress and manage our emotions. Join Joanna Lauber RYT 500, who specializes in weight issues and trauma, and discover your inner strength. Yoga is a holistic, mindful and compassionate approach to life and self-care. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn breath techniques that calm, rejuvenate, detoxify, energize and fire up metabolism; yoga poses that strengthen, how to stretch and tone muscles; eating guidelines and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667394
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$105— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667398
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667408
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$185— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 44. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667412
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667421
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667429
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667432
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger — 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Bring your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667440
From Scrappy to Spielberg: Using Video to Market Effectively— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Video marketing is on the rise, but with few resources and little time to dedicate to it, how can business and nonprofits take advantage? In this session, Chris and Kate will show you how to do a lot with a little when it comes to video production. They will dive into tools you can use to make something scrappy but powerful and then show you how to develop a strategy to get it in front of the people who need to see it.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667446
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFrom Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Be a seasoned traveler whether it is your first trip or your 100th! Be more than simply a tourist! Let Betsy Williams, former travel consultant, show you how to navigate the multitude of travel resource websites and gain a better understanding of destination selection and booking options. Find out how to build a personalized itinerary based on cultural experiences and attractions of interest to you. Explore resources that are available to help you stay safe and healthy for both domestic and overseas travel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335223
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$149— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Sept. 17-Dec. 10, 10:15-11:30 a.m. (no class Nov. 26), Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667803
Get Found on Google Search and Maps — 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$25— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Did you know that 80% of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667816
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667824
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667829
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667838
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667841
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667881
Course ClosedGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$125— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667887
Glacial Erratics of Pelizzari — 2019-09-27 through  2019-09-27$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m., Pelizzari Natural Area (6852 Center Rd., TC). Love Pelizzari? Or perhaps you have heard of it but never been? Learn so much more about this special natural hiking area at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Join instructor Jerry Sura on a field excursion of Pelizzari Natural Area to examine glacial aspects of the rolling and irregular surrounding terrain. You are encouraged to nature-journal your findings and musings as you go on a hunt for glacial erratics. Tree identification, bird and floral subjects will also be noted and documented. Hiking distance is 3 miles with hills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizzari Natural Area parking lot (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667893
Course ClosedGlacial Erratics of Pelizzari — 2019-10-04 through  2019-10-04$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 4, 1-3 p.m., Pelizzari Natural Area (6852 Center Rd., TC). Love Pelizzari? Or perhaps you have heard of it but never been? Learn so much more about this special natural hiking area at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Join instructor Jerry Sura on a field excursion of Pelizzari Natural Area to examine glacial aspects of the rolling and irregular surrounding terrain. You are encouraged to nature-journal your findings and musings as you go on a hunt for glacial erratics. Tree identification, bird and floral subjects will also be noted and documented. Hiking distance is 3 miles with hills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizzari Natural Area parking lot (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366471243
Globalization — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., Oct. 10-24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. The push back on the globalized economy is now facilitating important discussions on the pros and cons of globalization. Together, we will view three 30-minute videos on different aspects of globalization providing the foundation for each classroom discussion. Topics include: Goods and Services, Capital Flows, and People as they relate to the globalized world. Develop a greater understanding of this complex subject as you share and receive opinions and ideas from fellow students.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667909
Governing Today: Exploring Partisan Polarization— 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Polarization is the dominant character of governing and electioneering which are marked by rancor and gridlock in todays government. Examine how this shift in American politics came about. What are the consequences for politics and government? And what might be done to mitigate or change the system? Topics include a historical overview of government norms from the New Deal to contemporary politics. Discussion will examine the shift from centrist dominance to political polarization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667912
Grammar Tips You Need to Know — 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m., Biederman Bldg. Rm. 206. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language MATTERS. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667922
Grant Writing: Next Steps— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 8 and 15, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667937
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 1— 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 16, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667949
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 2— 2019-10-23 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 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 = 363667953
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2019-09-25 through  2019-11-13$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Sept. 25-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667961
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook— 2019-08-18 through  2019-08-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Aug. 18, 12:30-7 p.m., Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter, in Leland Harbor by Fishtown. Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off the coast of Leland as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlsons Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. You will need a fishing license (one day licenses are available at any sporting goods store), prior to the class. Arrive early at the dock. Cost includes dinner.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335683
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrief Recovery— 2019-09-11 through  2019-10-30$0— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method® more deeply explores an individuals life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting their journey through grief. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667969
Guitar 101— 2019-10-21 through  2019-10-28$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Oct. 21 and 28, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it -- now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667973
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667981
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
History of the Anishinabek— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture are 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668010
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668025
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, a prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668263
Identifying Fall Mushrooms— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Participants must take Wild Mushroom Identification Basics prior to taking this course. In the fall, the forests of Northern Michigan deliver many choice edible and medicinal mushrooms. Join certified mushroom expert Jim Moses for a fascinating experience and learn the basic rules for safe mushroom hunting. Discover the difference between a Chicken and a Hen of the Woods. Learn to identify Yellow Feet, Black Trumpets, Turkey Tail, and Charga along with 15 other genera. You will get important information on the biology and ecology of mushrooms, as well as tips and tricks for cooking and preserving the edible varieties. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669652
Improve Your Photography — 2019-10-07 through  2019-10-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669647
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
InDesign for Beginners— 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-30$135— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn the fundamentals of the worlds 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 will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. 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 = 363669633
Interpretation and Environmental Education — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. You have been working toward getting your Naturalist Certificate and you are excited to share all of your new knowledge. But what is the best way to communicate all of the fantastic knowledge you have learned to various audiences? Learn the art of interpretation and environmental education. Learn interpretive techniques, research effective environmental education, and put together an action plan to turn your knowledge into impact! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669626
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2019-09-27 through  2019-10-18$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 214. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669620
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-10-17 through  2019-10-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669574
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby&hellip;and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669599
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby&hellip;and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669595
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-05 through  2019-10-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Oct. 5-26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669587
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 10-31, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669578
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-09-05 through  2019-12-05$205— Face to FaceView Details

13 Thurs., Sept. 5-Dec. 5, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669547
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II— 2019-10-08 through  2019-11-12$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 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 have 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 ($28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669519
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2019-10-02 through  2019-11-06$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., Oct. 2-Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m., 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669540
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-15$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3 p.m. and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669478
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2019-11-08 through  2019-11-08$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($29) does NOT include the box lunch; bring your sack lunch; beverages are provided. 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. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices early; before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 159. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669214
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2019-11-08 through  2019-11-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($39) includes the convenient box lunch. Beverages are provided. 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. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices early; before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 123. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669181
LIFE Lunch - NMC Indonesia Reef Study Project— 2019-09-20 through  2019-09-20$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Sept. 20, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the September LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Join Ed Bailey, Director of Business Development for Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College, for a dynamic presentation showcasing a team of dedicated college students, new technology and a coral reef in Indonesia. This project was part of a capstone course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology program at NMC. Learn how students utilized their project management skills to integrate the collection of water quality data, unmanned aerial imagery, and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) video to meet the criteria of the sponsoring research institution at a remote location. Enjoy amazing pictures of the beautiful land, air and seas they traversed around the Bunaken Nation Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669404
LIFE Lunch - TC's Historic Oakwood Cemetery— 2019-10-25 through  2019-10-25$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 25, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the October LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Back by popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, Cemetery Sexton Branden Morgan will fill you in with more than ghost stories. Established in 1853, Oakwood Cemetery on Eighth Street was the first cemetery in Traverse City -- learn about its original location, the renown locals buried there, plus much more. Do not be afraid to ask Branden about his personal (and spooky) experiences working at the cemetery for over 20 years. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669401
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-08$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669168
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 4-25, 1-4 p.m., 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669159
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos— 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain an understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the Windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669155
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$115— Face to FaceView Details

DATE CHANGED TO 12 Weds., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, Noon-1 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), NEW LOCATION: held at the instructor's studio, 2345 N US 31, Traverse City, at the Cherry Tree Inn. When you arrive, just ask the person at the front desk for directions to the specific room. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669146
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMCs collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We will check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You will dissect an owl pellet and find out what it ate. You will learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669141
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which meets the same dates and follows it at 1 p.m. in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669136
More iPhone— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 airdrop, how to take screenshots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669127
Movement for the Walking Wounded — 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 213. This movement class is for anyone, of any age, who has been living with pain - knees, hips, lower back, neck, you name it. Fibromyalgia, arthritis sufferers, and people with balance issues -- come one, come all, this class is for YOU! You do not have to live like this any longer. With an open mind and the ability to follow directions, learn deceptively simple, easy-to-do movements. Understand how to help yourself and receive easy but effective homework. Bring a mat or blanket to lie on, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669122
Navigating QuickBooks Online— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your business or nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669097
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 55. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669081
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$100— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 64. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669074
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$120— Face to FaceView Details

The Student Annual Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 68. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$60— Face to FaceView Details

The Student 4-Month Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 69. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669060
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669028
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farmland with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668663
Course ClosedPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors — 2019-09-28 through  2019-09-28$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. The transition from Summer to Autumn in Northern Michigan is both beautiful and inspiring. Capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Bring a photo for inspiration if you like. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668657
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-09-29 through  2019-09-29$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668645
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-10-20 through  2019-10-20$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668629
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-11-10 through  2019-11-10$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668640
Password Management 101— 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668624
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPastels at Your Pace— 2019-09-06 through  2019-09-27$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-27, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this ongoing class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. Receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Please bring a few pieces of fresh fruit or veggies to the first class, plus a pencil, masking tape and white eraser. You will be supplied with pastel paper and a drawing board to take home. Pastels will be shared during class; but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668617
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPhotographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Looking to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural-looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668612
Photoshop for Photographers— 2019-12-09 through  2019-12-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Are you a photographer interested in using Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive and leap into the world of Photoshop. You should be comfortable using a computer. Class is taught in a Mac lab, but the skills transfer easily to PC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668603
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-04$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 24, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668599
Pilates Fusion— 2019-11-05 through  2019-12-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. and Thurs., Nov. 5-Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 28), 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668594
Printmaking Explorations— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Oct. 15, 17 and 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668571
Printmaking Immersion— 2019-10-25 through  2019-11-15$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 25-Nov. 15, 9 am - 1 pm, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, and now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. You will explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. You will learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and introduction to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366296413
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie— 2019-10-22 through  2019-10-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254. It is 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 do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668558
Puppy Training 101— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 1-2 p.m., meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts Campus, (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd). 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 other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands Sit, Down, Wait, Settle, Come and Give. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668552
Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints— 2019-11-07 through  2019-12-19$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (chee-gong) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668547
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerQigong for Strengthening and Cleansing— 2019-09-12 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Meets at Munson Community, Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong (chee-gong) excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668538
Quantum Spirituality: What Is the Matter? — 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to YOUR life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the boundaries of physics and our current understanding of what makes the material world material. On the edges of scientific exploration, using the most sophisticated equipment, scientists are finding phenomena that challenge our mental model of reality. What if our mental model of reality is the only barrier between us and spirit?</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668533
QuickBooks: Introduction to the Online Version (QBO)— 2019-11-01 through  2019-11-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., Nov. 1-22, 9 a.m.-noon (no class Nov. 8), Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Get started with Quickbooks Online (QBO) in this hands-on, instructor-led class. Designed for the small, fast-paced businesses where portability is essential, QBO provides practical use on multiple devices. The cost includes a free one-year subscription so we can guide you through the download and set-up process, orient you to the Homepage and show you how to navigate the application. Learn to set up your company, manage customers and vendors, record transactions, take care of banking, and run reports. Includes text and trial software.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668524
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-09-26 through  2019-10-24$129— Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668513
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come— 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 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 will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668486
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668480
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
Sell Like an eBay Pro— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 217. Sell on eBay with confidence! This fun and practical workshop begins with an overview of eBay basics. You will walk through the steps of buying and selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks for researching the potential value of your items, writing descriptions, posting pictures, monitoring bidding, and shipping efficiently to maximize your success!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668462
Course ClosedSheet Pan Dinners — 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Sheet pan dinners can be easy to assemble and a snap to clean up. These all-in-one dinners will become your new family favorite. Learn how to cook a healthy and family-friendly meal by using a single sheet pan. Recipes include Sheet Pan Fajitas, Steak with Blistered Veggies, Chicken with Salsa, Olives and Lime, and Sheet Pan Cuban Sandwiches. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668459
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center, (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668445
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSocial Partner Dancing— 2019-09-06 through  2019-10-04$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-Oct. 4, 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Sept. 20), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668434
Social Partner Dancing— 2019-10-11 through  2019-11-22$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., Oct. 11-Nov. 22, 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668425
Soup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668420
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax-exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Spine Health — 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 15 and 22, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy time with family and friends. Learning recovery positions for your acute back and neck pain, and the proper times to use heat, ice, analgesics, or to see a doctor, can improve your mood and quality of life. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on the biomechanics of the spine and improving spine function. Learn about the role of nutrition in your spine health, as well as a variety of spine treatment theories, including the McKenzie Method, cranial-sacral method, myofascial release, and more. Demonstrations are followed by class participation in stretches and exercises to improve posture and influence ergonomics of the back with sitting, standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668403
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Aug. 21, 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668387
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-03$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSupport Group for Mental Illness — 2019-09-16 through  2019-12-16$0— Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., at NAMI, 1010 S. Garfield Ave. You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the largest grassroots organization in the nation dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at NAMI, 1010 S. Garfield Avenue. The support group is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668367
Sushi Rolls— 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-26$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668359
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSwing - Latin - and Slow Dancing— 2019-09-04 through  2019-12-18$239— Face to FaceView Details

15 Wed., Sept. 4-Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), Phys. Ed. 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. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668350
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Karate) I & II— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-10$125— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do, and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668346
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-10$125— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 5:30-6:30 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668339
Taming the Sugar Monster: Sugar-Free Bootcamp and Support Group— 2019-10-23 through  2019-11-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 251. Is it hard for you to say no to sweets, or stop when you already have had one serving? This sugar-free bootcamp and support group is designed to decrease your desire for sweets. Registered Dietitian Kristel Wiesner will lead and support you in a reduced carbohydrate, whole foods eating plan. This class incorporates tastings but is not taught in the kitchen. Although you may lose weight, this is not a calorie-restricted diet, and you need not be hungry. While we will all restrict sugar, you will choose your level of participation based on your goals and current diet. Text, meal plans and recipes are provided. Taming the sugar monster is difficult, but most people find it easier in a supportive group setting. This course is not suitable for a person with an eating disorder. If you are on medication that affects your blood sugar, please inform your doctor you are taking this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668330
The First Amendment: Free Speech and Religion — 2019-10-31 through  2019-11-21$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs. Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech… But what does that mean, exactly? Where does the free speech of one person or group conflict with the sensibilities or protections of another? What about hate speech? Antiwar protests? When does the free exercise of religious beliefs effectively constitute the establishment of religion? We know that debates and controversy rage on issues that touch our deeply held religious and/or philosophical beliefs, such as abortion, war, sexual preferences, vaccinations, whether to preserve certain war memorials, etc. Together, we will discuss the scope of these First Amendment freedoms and cover some of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions on these issues. There will be some reading materials and be prepared for lively class discussions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668325
The French Way: A Virtual Living Experience — 2019-10-14 through  2019-12-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., Oct. 14-Dec. 16, 5-6:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 149. Embark on a virtual journey to France and experience a lively culture. For the duration of your virtual semester abroad, you will use online resources to personalize your journey, guided by your interests, curiosity and willingness to take virtual risks. From locating an apartment to rent to learning the metro system and TGV (fast speed train system), you will gain the experience and confidence you need to buy that ticket to France! At the completion of this virtual semester abroad, you will be ready to experience the real thing! Who knows…(Qui sait). Perfect for those who dream of traveling to a French-speaking country or as a continuing French language experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668317
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$289— Face to FaceView Details

Start a 30-class package anytime; classes held at Original Hot Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin BEFORE attending your first class. Looking for a more intense workout? Do you wish to develop strength, flexibility, tone and balance, along with a cardiovascular workout? In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 25 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Original Hot Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at originalhotyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisites: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. 30-Class Package expires 4 months from first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668310
The Power of Browsers — 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Come find out about all of the useful tools available in the internet browsers you use every day to search the web. Focusing on Chrome, and showing comparisons with Firefox and Edge, Alison Thornton, NMC Technology Staff member, walks you through the ins and outs of browsers. Learn how to set-up your browser, manage Bookmarks, use Incognito Windows, add powerful Extensions, clear your cache and more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668284
Today's American Government and Politics— 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-19$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 5-19, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Today's American government is very different from the one we learned about in a high school or college government class. The differences are deeper than the current partisan polarization and rancour. This class reviews the ideas and structures of the founders, then traces the major changes that have occurred in institutions and practices as America has transformed from a frontier nation to an urban-industrial rising power to a post-industrial mature state.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668268
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTransforming Real Life into Fiction— 2019-09-18 through  2019-10-16$139— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Sept. 18-Oct. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table--with the doctor saying, I am afraid that novel in you has to come out. You have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out--but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669953
Twelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-20$119— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 20, Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class Nov. 8 and 29), University Center Rm. 213, Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669948
Understanding Financial Statements— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your business or nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669939
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-10-22 through  2019-10-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669936
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-11-25 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669825
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief— 2019-09-11 through  2019-11-13$0— Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669819
Course ClosedWatercolors: Try It Out!— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says that a huge part of his art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist. Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669796
Whole Foods Workshop— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, 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 ingredients, 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, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669790
Whole Foods Workshop— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, 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 ingredients, 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, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669785
Why You Have to Fail: Testing Success and Failure in Marketing — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Following a quick walkthrough of the customer journey, you will learn about the importance of testing success and failure with your marketing strategy. We will cover A/B testing, growth hacking and more through a scalable strategy using the latest tips, hacks and tricks. Join digital marketing pro, Joey DiFranco, for this engaging workshop. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669776
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWilde Opening Night at the Old Town Playhouse— 2019-09-12 through  2019-09-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 12, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219, and Fri., Sept. 13, meet at 7 pm for reception and 7:30 pm curtain at Old Town Playhouse (148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City). Explore the world and words of Oscar Wilde in preparation to attend his great work: The Importance of Being Earnest. Discover and discuss the Wilde man through his stories, poems, play and novels. Class on Thursday includes discussion, readings, video clips and more. On Friday, meet at the Old Town Playhouse and attend the opening reception and the opening night performance of the play. Enjoy a night on the town with fellow playgoers and have an exclusive opportunity to peek up close at the set and backstage. Ticket for the play on Friday, September 13 is included. Register by Friday, September 6. No refunds available after this date due to tickets reservations for the performance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669758
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-09-18 through  2019-09-18$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669769
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-09-19 through  2019-09-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669764
Writing the Novel You Want to Write — 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 1-22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Why leave your novel in a drawer? Whether or not you seek publication, this will inspire you to finish it! Designed for any writer with a work in progress, author Elizabeth Buzzelli explores with you the steps that can move your writing further onto the next stage. Get guidance and work on: outlines, beginnings, plot, character, setting, story arc and endings. Please bring whatever you have done so far, idea or completed draft, to class. Do not count yourself out without trying to achieve what you have always dreamed of doing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669737
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-06 through  2019-12-06$205— Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m., (no class Nov. 29), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669716
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-07 through  2019-12-07$195— Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669702
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-09 through  2019-12-09$195— Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat., Sept. 7-Dec. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669711
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-09-06 through  2019-12-06$269— Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669695
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-10-14$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Sept. 9-Oct. 14, TIME HAS CHANGED: NEW TIME is 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669690
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2019-10-21 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Oct. 21-Nov. 25, TIME HAS CHANGED: NEW TIME is 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669681
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 2-23, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. 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 artists 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 fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669663
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPhotographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCome Sail Away with the MHA— 2019-08-13 through  2019-08-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier, (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Join us in celebrating 10 years of SAIL Champion, the program that helps youth who have experience trauma, and experience firsthand why the program is so successful. Enjoy sailing the beautiful waters of the bay with the MHA! If postponed due to rain, class will be August 15th.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337087
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook— 2019-08-18 through  2019-08-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Aug. 18, 12:30-7 p.m., Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter, in Leland Harbor by Fishtown. Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off the coast of Leland as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlsons Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. You will need a fishing license (one day licenses are available at any sporting goods store), prior to the class. Arrive early at the dock. Cost includes dinner.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335683
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEntomology for the Naturalist— 2019-08-19 through  2019-08-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, Aug. 19, 21 and 26, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. 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. Be prepared to be outside part of each day. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339498
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335110
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFrom Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Be a seasoned traveler whether it is your first trip or your 100th! Be more than simply a tourist! Let Betsy Williams, former travel consultant, show you how to navigate the multitude of travel resource websites and gain a better understanding of destination selection and booking options. Find out how to build a personalized itinerary based on cultural experiences and attractions of interest to you. Explore resources that are available to help you stay safe and healthy for both domestic and overseas travel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335223
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerStarting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Aug. 21, 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Port Oneida — 2019-08-22 through  2019-08-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parking Area at Lane Road, Port Oneida. Visit several sites around the Port Oneida Historic District including fallow fields, wetlands, shoreline and forest edges to explore late season flowering plants. We will focus on members of the Asteraceae family such as goldenrods and asters. Prepare for moderate walking on trails with some hills. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at the parking area at the end of Lane Rd., off of Port Oneida Rd. in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (park pass is required). This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336925
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 55. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669081
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$100— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 64. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669074
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$120— Face to FaceView Details

The Student Annual Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 68. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$60— Face to FaceView Details

The Student 4-Month Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 69. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669060
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$289— Face to FaceView Details

Start a 30-class package anytime; classes held at Original Hot Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin BEFORE attending your first class. Looking for a more intense workout? Do you wish to develop strength, flexibility, tone and balance, along with a cardiovascular workout? In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 25 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Original Hot Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at originalhotyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisites: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. 30-Class Package expires 4 months from first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668310
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime; actual course date and time will be arranged with the instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666803
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSwing - Latin - and Slow Dancing— 2019-09-04 through  2019-12-18$239— Face to FaceView Details

15 Wed., Sept. 4-Dec. 18, 7-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), Phys. Ed. 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. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668350
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2019-09-04 through  2019-10-16$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Wed., Sept. 4-Oct. 16, 10-11:15 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666885
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeed Your Hunger with Yoga — 2019-09-04 through  2019-12-11$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Wed., Sept. 4-Dec. 11, 1-2:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 27), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Are you challenged by weight, eating and exercise? Many of us, especially women, have used food to self soothe, reduce stress and manage our emotions. Join Joanna Lauber RYT 500, who specializes in weight issues and trauma, and discover your inner strength. Yoga is a holistic, mindful and compassionate approach to life and self-care. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn breath techniques that calm, rejuvenate, detoxify, energize and fire up metabolism; yoga poses that strengthen, how to stretch and tone muscles; eating guidelines and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667394
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-09-05 through  2019-12-05$205— Face to FaceView Details

13 Thurs., Sept. 5-Dec. 5, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669547
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPastels at Your Pace— 2019-09-06 through  2019-09-27$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-27, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this ongoing class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. Receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Please bring a few pieces of fresh fruit or veggies to the first class, plus a pencil, masking tape and white eraser. You will be supplied with pastel paper and a drawing board to take home. Pastels will be shared during class; but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668617
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSocial Partner Dancing— 2019-09-06 through  2019-10-04$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 6-Oct. 4, 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Sept. 20), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668434
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-06 through  2019-12-06$205— Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m., (no class Nov. 29), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669716
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-09-06 through  2019-12-06$269— Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669695
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-07 through  2019-12-07$195— Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669702
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-09 through  2019-12-09$195— Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat., Sept. 7-Dec. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669711
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-10-14$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Sept. 9-Oct. 14, TIME HAS CHANGED: NEW TIME is 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669690
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$105— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667398
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667408
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-09-09 through  2019-11-01$185— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 9-13) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 44. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667412
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEdit Photos Like a Pro— 2019-09-09 through  2019-09-16$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, Sept. 9, 11 and 16, 6-8:30 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 a professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom Classic, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought-after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic before class and give it a brief overview.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667310
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do (Karate) I & II— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-10$125— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do, and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668346
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-10$125— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 10, 5:30-6:30 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 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668339
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-03$179— Face to FaceView Details

13 Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666895
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-09-10 through  2019-12-03$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief— 2019-09-11 through  2019-11-13$0— Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669819
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrief Recovery— 2019-09-11 through  2019-10-30$0— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method® more deeply explores an individuals life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting their journey through grief. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667969
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerQigong for Strengthening and Cleansing— 2019-09-12 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Sept. 12-Oct. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Meets at Munson Community, Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong (chee-gong) excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668538
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWilde Opening Night at the Old Town Playhouse— 2019-09-12 through  2019-09-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 12, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219, and Fri., Sept. 13, meet at 7 pm for reception and 7:30 pm curtain at Old Town Playhouse (148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City). Explore the world and words of Oscar Wilde in preparation to attend his great work: The Importance of Being Earnest. Discover and discuss the Wilde man through his stories, poems, play and novels. Class on Thursday includes discussion, readings, video clips and more. On Friday, meet at the Old Town Playhouse and attend the opening reception and the opening night performance of the play. Enjoy a night on the town with fellow playgoers and have an exclusive opportunity to peek up close at the set and backstage. Ticket for the play on Friday, September 13 is included. Register by Friday, September 6. No refunds available after this date due to tickets reservations for the performance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669758
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAquatic Insects and Water Quality— 2019-09-16 through  2019-09-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., Sept. 16-30, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 204 and field trips. There are some incredible insects and other invertebrates that spend much of their life in water before emerging to the land or air. Learn the natural history of these insects and how the quantity and quality of aquatic life equates to the health of a stream or body of water. In this hands-on course, join the staff of the Grass River Natural Area as you work with the tools and techniques used to measure water quality in our region by looking at our local fauna. Run chemical and physical field tests and evaluate your results to determine the levels of oxygen, turbidity, pH, temperature and nutrients. The first class meets in the classroom, the next two meet at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire (directions provided at the first class). This course qualifies for credit toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339595
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSupport Group for Mental Illness — 2019-09-16 through  2019-12-16$0— Face to FaceView Details

14 Mon., Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., at NAMI, 1010 S. Garfield Ave. You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the largest grassroots organization in the nation dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at NAMI, 1010 S. Garfield Avenue. The support group is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-01$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-04$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 24, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668599
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$115— Face to FaceView Details

DATE CHANGED TO 12 Weds., Sept. 18-Dec. 11, Noon-1 p.m. (no class Nov. 27), NEW LOCATION: held at the instructor's studio, 2345 N US 31, Traverse City, at the Cherry Tree Inn. When you arrive, just ask the person at the front desk for directions to the specific room. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669146
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2019-09-17 through  2019-12-10$149— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Sept. 17-Dec. 10, 10:15-11:30 a.m. (no class Nov. 26), Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667803
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness— 2019-09-17 through  2019-10-08$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., Sept. 17-Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669168
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-09-18 through  2019-09-18$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669769
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTransforming Real Life into Fiction— 2019-09-18 through  2019-10-16$139— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Sept. 18-Oct. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table--with the doctor saying, I am afraid that novel in you has to come out. You have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out--but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669953
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-09-19 through  2019-09-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669764
Beginning American Sign Language— 2019-09-19 through  2019-11-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., Sept. 19-Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (no class Oct. 31), Scholars Hall Rm. 202. 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666856
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE— 2019-09-19 through  2019-09-26$399— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days, Sept. 19-26, Weekday classes: 5-9 p.m., Weekend classes: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 147. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666852
Twelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-20$119— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 20, Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class Nov. 8 and 29), University Center Rm. 213, Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669948
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which meets the same dates and follows it at 1 p.m. in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669136
Chair Yoga— 2019-09-20 through  2019-12-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Sept. 20-Dec. 13, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself--come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m. on the same dates in the same room.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667127
LIFE Lunch - NMC Indonesia Reef Study Project— 2019-09-20 through  2019-09-20$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Sept. 20, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the September LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Join Ed Bailey, Director of Business Development for Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College, for a dynamic presentation showcasing a team of dedicated college students, new technology and a coral reef in Indonesia. This project was part of a capstone course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology program at NMC. Learn how students utilized their project management skills to integrate the collection of water quality data, unmanned aerial imagery, and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) video to meet the criteria of the sponsoring research institution at a remote location. Enjoy amazing pictures of the beautiful land, air and seas they traversed around the Bunaken Nation Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669404
Canticum Novum— 2019-09-21 through  2020-04-18$150— Face to FaceView Details

30 weeks, Sept. 21, 2019 to April 18, 2020, 3-5:30 p.m., (days arranged), Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn-tee-koom noh-voom), meaning new song, is a 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. Required auditions for new participants are Tues. &amp; Thurs., Aug. 27 and 29; to schedule a 5-minute audition, call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667054
Course ClosedWatercolors: Try It Out!— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says that a huge part of his art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist. Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669796
Understanding Financial Statements— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your business or nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669939
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-09-24 through  2019-09-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667841
Course ClosedConversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond— 2019-09-24 through  2019-11-12$135— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. This NEW progressive course is tailored for your success -- whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master pronunciation, comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. New students should purchase the text online (available on Amazon and other sellers): Esperanza--Reader, by Carol Gaab (ISBN 978-1-935575-29-0). Bring the book to the first class; returning students may have purchased it previously.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667162
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-09-25 through  2019-09-25$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud-enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667136
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 1— 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 16, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667949
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2019-09-25 through  2019-11-13$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Sept. 25-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667961
Movement for the Walking Wounded — 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., Sept. 25-Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 213. This movement class is for anyone, of any age, who has been living with pain - knees, hips, lower back, neck, you name it. Fibromyalgia, arthritis sufferers, and people with balance issues -- come one, come all, this class is for YOU! You do not have to live like this any longer. With an open mind and the ability to follow directions, learn deceptively simple, easy-to-do movements. Understand how to help yourself and receive easy but effective homework. Bring a mat or blanket to lie on, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669122
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come— 2019-09-25 through  2019-10-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 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 will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668486
Capturing Shadows and Highlights with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2019-09-25 through  2019-09-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Want to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing these images. Find out how to save scenes with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. Appropriate for intermediate-level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667088
From Scrappy to Spielberg: Using Video to Market Effectively— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Video marketing is on the rise, but with few resources and little time to dedicate to it, how can business and nonprofits take advantage? In this session, Chris and Kate will show you how to do a lot with a little when it comes to video production. They will dive into tools you can use to make something scrappy but powerful and then show you how to develop a strategy to get it in front of the people who need to see it.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667446
Amazing Apples!— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254. Fall means APPLES! Michigan is one of the leading apple producers, so take advantage of the harvest! Gain knowledge about which variety of apples make the best appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts. Explore new ways to use apples in all kinds of meal planning. From a meal starter of savory apple crostini to a finish of sweet apple roses, with apple pizza in-between! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666794
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-09-26 through  2019-10-24$129— Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs., Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668513
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2019-09-26 through  2019-09-26$35— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). 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. Bring a bike to this demonstration and hands-on class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666817
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2019-09-27 through  2019-10-18$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Sept. 27-Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 214. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669620
Glacial Erratics of Pelizzari — 2019-09-27 through  2019-09-27$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m., Pelizzari Natural Area (6852 Center Rd., TC). Love Pelizzari? Or perhaps you have heard of it but never been? Learn so much more about this special natural hiking area at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Join instructor Jerry Sura on a field excursion of Pelizzari Natural Area to examine glacial aspects of the rolling and irregular surrounding terrain. You are encouraged to nature-journal your findings and musings as you go on a hunt for glacial erratics. Tree identification, bird and floral subjects will also be noted and documented. Hiking distance is 3 miles with hills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizzari Natural Area parking lot (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667893
Course ClosedPainting with Acrylics: Autumn Leaves and Colors — 2019-09-28 through  2019-09-28$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. The transition from Summer to Autumn in Northern Michigan is both beautiful and inspiring. Capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Bring a photo for inspiration if you like. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668657
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-09-29 through  2019-09-29$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Sept. 29, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668645
Art Therapy: Shedding Light on the Profession— 2019-09-30 through  2019-09-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Sept. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Discover ways to use the creative process as a means of healing. Be introduced to the foundations of art therapy and the profession through hands-on activities, guided discussion and case examples. Art therapy provides benefits to people of all ages. From children dealing with grief to older adults in palliative care, see examples of how creativity is used as a communication tool and a means to explore and express. Leave with an understanding of how art therapy can enhance the wellbeing of people--young and old. All art materials provided. This class is ideal for healthcare professionals, parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, and those seeking wellness through holistic approaches.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666812
Course ClosedBetter Bones— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 1 and 8, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666911
Building Balance— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 1-29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667003
More iPhone— 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 airdrop, how to take screenshots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669127
Writing the Novel You Want to Write — 2019-10-01 through  2019-10-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 1-22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Why leave your novel in a drawer? Whether or not you seek publication, this will inspire you to finish it! Designed for any writer with a work in progress, author Elizabeth Buzzelli explores with you the steps that can move your writing further onto the next stage. Get guidance and work on: outlines, beginnings, plot, character, setting, story arc and endings. Please bring whatever you have done so far, idea or completed draft, to class. Do not count yourself out without trying to achieve what you have always dreamed of doing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669737
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 2-23, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. 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 artists 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 fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669663
Digital Painting and Illustration — 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-30$119— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., Oct. 2-30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. This class gives you the tools you need to use Photoshop on a desktop computer and use Procreate on the iPad to paint, illustrate and animate your work. You will progress through assignments of your choosing to learn various painting and illustration techniques and make your work come alive in simple gif movie animations. Be amazed as you discover the power and versatility of Photoshop and Procreate. Your new skills will transform the way you create art! You will use a drawing tablet paired with a desktop computer, but you are encouraged to bring your own iPad with Procreate downloaded if you own one. You can bring sketchbooks and pencils and any drawings or sketches from which you want to create digital art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667270
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2019-10-02 through  2019-11-06$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., Oct. 2-Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m., 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669540
Identifying Fall Mushrooms— 2019-10-02 through  2019-10-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Participants must take Wild Mushroom Identification Basics prior to taking this course. In the fall, the forests of Northern Michigan deliver many choice edible and medicinal mushrooms. Join certified mushroom expert Jim Moses for a fascinating experience and learn the basic rules for safe mushroom hunting. Discover the difference between a Chicken and a Hen of the Woods. Learn to identify Yellow Feet, Black Trumpets, Turkey Tail, and Charga along with 15 other genera. You will get important information on the biology and ecology of mushrooms, as well as tips and tricks for cooking and preserving the edible varieties. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669652
Earned Income for Your Nonprofit— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 3 and 17, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Is your nonprofit dependent on gifts, grants and donations? Do you wish you had a stable revenue stream to help drive your mission? An earned income venture may be just what you are looking for! But, which venture is right for your organization? Come find out in this two-session course with Mary Manner. In session one, you will learn how to build and test hypotheses about your idea and customer base, and develop a value proposition and your ability to communicate the concept. In session two you will gain tools for building your financial business model, learning from your customers, and evaluating the capacity of your organization to undertake an earned income venture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667301
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667838
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667240
Entertaining with Magic— 2019-10-03 through  2019-10-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Would you like to learn how to perform magic and entertain with nothing more than a deck of cards? Dr. Larry Phillips will help you learn this new skill. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion you will learn to put together and perform a basic close-up magic routine. The material taught in this course is all audience-tested, professional magic from Dr. Phillips performing repertory, including several well-guarded personally developed routines and effects. No Pick-A-Card, Any Card stuff here! The routines taught are impressive and visual magic using a standard deck of playing cards. This course is a great way to investigate a new hobby or revive an old interest.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667337
Course ClosedGlacial Erratics of Pelizzari — 2019-10-04 through  2019-10-04$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 4, 1-3 p.m., Pelizzari Natural Area (6852 Center Rd., TC). Love Pelizzari? Or perhaps you have heard of it but never been? Learn so much more about this special natural hiking area at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Join instructor Jerry Sura on a field excursion of Pelizzari Natural Area to examine glacial aspects of the rolling and irregular surrounding terrain. You are encouraged to nature-journal your findings and musings as you go on a hunt for glacial erratics. Tree identification, bird and floral subjects will also be noted and documented. Hiking distance is 3 miles with hills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Meets at Pelizzari Natural Area parking lot (6852 Center Rd. on Old Mission Peninsula, just north of the Unitarian Church).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366471243
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-05 through  2019-10-26$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Oct. 5-26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669587
All About Apps — 2019-10-07 through  2019-10-07$29— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. After social media, what are some other applications that have evolved that are practical and useful? Learn about radio streaming apps such as Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and the like. The audio world offers library apps called Hoopla, OverDrive and RBdigital. How is all this different from algorithm-based music made available from Pandora and Amazon Music? Finally, the newest on the market is the delivery apps such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Shipt and UberEats. Presenter Jerry Sura will relate his experiences with each app and conclusions based on his on-the-job usage to help you understand more about them, in this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666765
Improve Your Photography — 2019-10-07 through  2019-10-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669647
Grant Writing: Next Steps— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 8 and 15, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667937
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668387
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II— 2019-10-08 through  2019-11-12$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 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 have 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 ($28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669519
Course ClosedFall Mushroom Foray at Grass River — 2019-10-08 through  2019-10-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center, (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). Tour the woods and fields with naturalists at Grass River Natural Area to freshen up on your mushroom identification skills. On the trek you will seek, find and identify fun fall fungi. In the process, learn about the life-cycles, habitats and features of these organisms. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.<br><br>

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667386
Beginning French — 2019-10-08 through  2019-11-26$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Oct. 8-Nov. 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102. 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 will learn vocabulary, phrases, sentences and essential language structure; and gain interesting insights into French culture. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, is included in the cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666862
Navigating QuickBooks Online— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your business or nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669097
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667824
Course ClosedGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes— 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$125— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667887
Quantum Spirituality: What Is the Matter? — 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Wed., Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to YOUR life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the boundaries of physics and our current understanding of what makes the material world material. On the edges of scientific exploration, using the most sophisticated equipment, scientists are finding phenomena that challenge our mental model of reality. What if our mental model of reality is the only barrier between us and spirit?</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668533
Grammar Tips You Need to Know — 2019-10-09 through  2019-10-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m., Biederman Bldg. Rm. 206. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language MATTERS. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667922
Fall into Watercolors— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667376
Knitting Sweaters 101— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 10-31, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Knitting your first sweater can seem a bit daunting, but it does not have to be. The pattern used for this class is a simple cardigan knit top done in one piece using raglan shaping. You will then pick up stitches along the fronts for the button band and learn how to knit a one-row button hole. Pick up stitches for the sleeves and knit using decrease for shaping. By the end, you will have completed a baby/toddler sized sweater! Once you learn to knit this simple small sweater, you will have the basics to knit almost any adult-sized cardigan. The pattern is supplied, bring your own yarn, needles and knitting tool kit. Prerequisite: students must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669578
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby&hellip;and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669599
Whole Foods Workshop— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, 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 ingredients, 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, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669790
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-10$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 10, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667981
History of the Anishinabek— 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 10 and 17, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture are 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668010
Globalization — 2019-10-10 through  2019-10-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., Oct. 10-24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. The push back on the globalized economy is now facilitating important discussions on the pros and cons of globalization. Together, we will view three 30-minute videos on different aspects of globalization providing the foundation for each classroom discussion. Topics include: Goods and Services, Capital Flows, and People as they relate to the globalized world. Develop a greater understanding of this complex subject as you share and receive opinions and ideas from fellow students.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667909
Social Partner Dancing— 2019-10-11 through  2019-11-22$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., Oct. 11-Nov. 22, 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668425
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667282
Dog Training: Continuing— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H (2525 Aero Park Dr). 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. Bring your dog to all sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667290
Puppy Training 101— 2019-10-12 through  2019-11-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 1-2 p.m., meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts Campus, (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd). 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 other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands Sit, Down, Wait, Settle, Come and Give. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668552
The French Way: A Virtual Living Experience — 2019-10-14 through  2019-12-16$125— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., Oct. 14-Dec. 16, 5-6:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 149. Embark on a virtual journey to France and experience a lively culture. For the duration of your virtual semester abroad, you will use online resources to personalize your journey, guided by your interests, curiosity and willingness to take virtual risks. From locating an apartment to rent to learning the metro system and TGV (fast speed train system), you will gain the experience and confidence you need to buy that ticket to France! At the completion of this virtual semester abroad, you will be ready to experience the real thing! Who knows…(Qui sait). Perfect for those who dream of traveling to a French-speaking country or as a continuing French language experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668317
Printmaking Explorations— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Oct. 15, 17 and 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668571
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-15$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3 p.m. and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669478
Spine Health — 2019-10-15 through  2019-10-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 15 and 22, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Pain can severely limit your ability to enjoy time with family and friends. Learning recovery positions for your acute back and neck pain, and the proper times to use heat, ice, analgesics, or to see a doctor, can improve your mood and quality of life. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on the biomechanics of the spine and improving spine function. Learn about the role of nutrition in your spine health, as well as a variety of spine treatment theories, including the McKenzie Method, cranial-sacral method, myofascial release, and more. Demonstrations are followed by class participation in stretches and exercises to improve posture and influence ergonomics of the back with sitting, standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668403
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)— 2019-10-15 through  2019-11-15$499— OnlineView Details

Registration Deadline for this online course is Mon., Oct. 14; course will begin shortly after that date. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course prepares you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam, which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator! This license is required by the FAA for conducting drone operations such as aerial photography, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. Work at your own pace (approx. 25 hours online); but complete by Dec. 20, 2019. And you will not be completely alone; your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit to help you through the process. Fee does not include cost of the FAA test which can be taken at the FAA testing center at NMC or at any FAA Testing Center nationwide (around $150). For more information about the course, call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667372
Why You Have to Fail: Testing Success and Failure in Marketing — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Following a quick walkthrough of the customer journey, you will learn about the importance of testing success and failure with your marketing strategy. We will cover A/B testing, growth hacking and more through a scalable strategy using the latest tips, hacks and tricks. Join digital marketing pro, Joey DiFranco, for this engaging workshop. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669776
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Laissez les bons temps rouler…let the good times roll! In this hands-on class, taught by Chef Geoffrey Jones of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you will explore the flavors of Louisiana-style cooking. Learn the subtle differences between Cajun and Creole cooking styles as well as where they blend together. Prepare authentic dishes while learning about regional ingredients and techniques. Share a family meal. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667027
InDesign for Beginners— 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-30$135— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn the fundamentals of the worlds 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 will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. 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 = 363669633
Beginning Studio Photography and Off-Camera Lighting — 2019-10-16 through  2019-10-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). If you are new to off-camera lighting, it can be a bit overwhelming. What is a modifier? How do I know what modifier to choose? How do I set my camera? Can I use a flash, or do I need a strobe light? In this class, you will learn to build a basic studio lighting set up, settings and modifiers for off-camera lighting, and tips to start building your own studio kit. Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. This class is appropriate for intermediate level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666872
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-10-17 through  2019-10-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669574
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-10-20 through  2019-10-20$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668629
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2019-10-21 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Oct. 21-Nov. 25, TIME HAS CHANGED: NEW TIME is 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669681
Guitar 101— 2019-10-21 through  2019-10-28$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Oct. 21 and 28, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it -- now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667973
Beginning Ukulele— 2019-10-21 through  2019-10-28$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Oct. 21 and 28, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666878
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie— 2019-10-22 through  2019-10-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254. It is 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 do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668558
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-10-22 through  2019-10-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669936
8 Skills to Lead Today's Workforce— 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$69— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. The old ways of managing are not effective in the world of today. If you are new to leadership or looking for ideas to lead an ever-changing workforce, this workshop is for you. These 8 skills will fundamentally change the way you see your role as a leader. This leader-shift will shed new light on what it means to successfully lead people and an organization. Includes a skills workbook that you can use to immediately implement techniques!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666367
Taming the Sugar Monster: Sugar-Free Bootcamp and Support Group— 2019-10-23 through  2019-11-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 251. Is it hard for you to say no to sweets, or stop when you already have had one serving? This sugar-free bootcamp and support group is designed to decrease your desire for sweets. Registered Dietitian Kristel Wiesner will lead and support you in a reduced carbohydrate, whole foods eating plan. This class incorporates tastings but is not taught in the kitchen. Although you may lose weight, this is not a calorie-restricted diet, and you need not be hungry. While we will all restrict sugar, you will choose your level of participation based on your goals and current diet. Text, meal plans and recipes are provided. Taming the sugar monster is difficult, but most people find it easier in a supportive group setting. This course is not suitable for a person with an eating disorder. If you are on medication that affects your blood sugar, please inform your doctor you are taking this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668330
The Power of Browsers — 2019-10-23 through  2019-10-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Come find out about all of the useful tools available in the internet browsers you use every day to search the web. Focusing on Chrome, and showing comparisons with Firefox and Edge, Alison Thornton, NMC Technology Staff member, walks you through the ins and outs of browsers. Learn how to set-up your browser, manage Bookmarks, use Incognito Windows, add powerful Extensions, clear your cache and more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668284
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 2— 2019-10-23 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 23-Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2019 topics include: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East-Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations--Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S./China Trade, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 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 = 363667953
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, a prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668263
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668025
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger — 2019-10-24 through  2019-10-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Bring your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667440
Beginning Yoga— 2019-10-24 through  2019-12-12$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Oct. 24-Dec. 12, 5:45-7 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666890
Printmaking Immersion— 2019-10-25 through  2019-11-15$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 25-Nov. 15, 9 am - 1 pm, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, and now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. You will explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. You will learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and introduction to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 366296413
LIFE Lunch - TC's Historic Oakwood Cemetery— 2019-10-25 through  2019-10-25$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 25, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the October LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Back by popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, Cemetery Sexton Branden Morgan will fill you in with more than ghost stories. Established in 1853, Oakwood Cemetery on Eighth Street was the first cemetery in Traverse City -- learn about its original location, the renown locals buried there, plus much more. Do not be afraid to ask Branden about his personal (and spooky) experiences working at the cemetery for over 20 years. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669401
Build a Windsor Arm Chair — 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-27$449— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 26 and 27, 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 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. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666952
Sushi Rolls— 2019-10-26 through  2019-10-26$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668359
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Come paint a landscape in oil! This class gives you the tools to successfully create a landscape composition while using a defined color scheme to give your landscape feeling and mood. Learn artist tips and tricks that will help you in your continued work with the oil painting medium. A basic supply list is provided for those who are just getting started with oils. Beginners welcome. Bring a sketch and/or photograph of some landscapes to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667145
Course ClosedSheet Pan Dinners — 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Sheet pan dinners can be easy to assemble and a snap to clean up. These all-in-one dinners will become your new family favorite. Learn how to cook a healthy and family-friendly meal by using a single sheet pan. Recipes include Sheet Pan Fajitas, Steak with Blistered Veggies, Chicken with Salsa, Olives and Lime, and Sheet Pan Cuban Sandwiches. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668459
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-10-29 through  2019-11-05$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669028
Password Management 101— 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668624
Governing Today: Exploring Partisan Polarization— 2019-10-29 through  2019-10-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Oct. 29, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Polarization is the dominant character of governing and electioneering which are marked by rancor and gridlock in todays government. Examine how this shift in American politics came about. What are the consequences for politics and government? And what might be done to mitigate or change the system? Topics include a historical overview of government norms from the New Deal to contemporary politics. Discussion will examine the shift from centrist dominance to political polarization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667912
Beyond Gmail: A Personal Assistant for You — 2019-10-30 through  2019-10-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Did you know that there is MUCH more to your Google Suite than just email? Join NMC Technology Staff member, Alison Thornton, to explore Google Keep, Tasks and Calendar. These apps allow you to do all of your daily tasks such as making appointments, creating checklists (and checking them off), and using electronic sticky notes for record-keeping. This is all part of your Gmail account--for free! See what you have been missing and how to use all of this from your mobile phone, iPad or computer. Important: You must have an active GMAIL address and password. To create one go to www.gmail.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666919
The First Amendment: Free Speech and Religion — 2019-10-31 through  2019-11-21$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs. Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech… But what does that mean, exactly? Where does the free speech of one person or group conflict with the sensibilities or protections of another? What about hate speech? Antiwar protests? When does the free exercise of religious beliefs effectively constitute the establishment of religion? We know that debates and controversy rage on issues that touch our deeply held religious and/or philosophical beliefs, such as abortion, war, sexual preferences, vaccinations, whether to preserve certain war memorials, etc. Together, we will discuss the scope of these First Amendment freedoms and cover some of the key U.S. Supreme court decisions on these issues. There will be some reading materials and be prepared for lively class discussions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668325
QuickBooks: Introduction to the Online Version (QBO)— 2019-11-01 through  2019-11-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., Nov. 1-22, 9 a.m.-noon (no class Nov. 8), Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Get started with Quickbooks Online (QBO) in this hands-on, instructor-led class. Designed for the small, fast-paced businesses where portability is essential, QBO provides practical use on multiple devices. The cost includes a free one-year subscription so we can guide you through the download and set-up process, orient you to the Homepage and show you how to navigate the application. Learn to set up your company, manage customers and vendors, record transactions, take care of banking, and run reports. Includes text and trial software.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668524
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farmland with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided. Bring a snack or lunch to eat during a break.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668663
Knitting BooBoos: Fixing Mistakes and Reading Your Stitches — 2019-11-02 through  2019-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209 Knitting is a relaxing and fun hobby&hellip;and then sometimes it is not. If a mistake is made, and you do not know what to do about it, you end up hiding the project in the back of the closet. Instead of letting frustration get the better of you, join knitting wiz Lindy Barnes in this workshop where you will learn to read your stitches and fix some of those pesky mistakes. Once you learn to read your knitting, you will be better able to figure out your mistakes. The booklet is supplied; bring your own yarn, knitting needles, knitting tool kit, and a few samples of knitted swatches to use in class. Prerequisite: Must be able to perform basic knitting, cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669595
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 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 will 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, if desired.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666847
Sell Like an eBay Pro— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 217. Sell on eBay with confidence! This fun and practical workshop begins with an overview of eBay basics. You will walk through the steps of buying and selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks for researching the potential value of your items, writing descriptions, posting pictures, monitoring bidding, and shipping efficiently to maximize your success!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668462
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667421
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667429
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667432
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 4-25, 1-4 p.m., 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669159
Continuing Ukulele— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Nov. 4 and 11, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC). 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667157
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-11-04 through  2019-11-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Looking to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural-looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668612
Allergen-free Baking — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-05$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Eating a healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite breakfast breads or going without a tasty wrap for your tacos or burritos! Learn how to make muffins, scones, and tortillas that are totally allergen-free. All recipes in this class contain no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nuts! You will use whole foods and whole flours that pack in iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber that are usually missing from commercial brands. These delights are tasty and easy to make. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Mature children age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666787
Pilates Fusion— 2019-11-05 through  2019-12-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. and Thurs., Nov. 5-Dec. 19 (no class Nov. 28), 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668594
Today's American Government and Politics— 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-19$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 5-19, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Today's American government is very different from the one we learned about in a high school or college government class. The differences are deeper than the current partisan polarization and rancour. This class reviews the ideas and structures of the founders, then traces the major changes that have occurred in institutions and practices as America has transformed from a frontier nation to an urban-industrial rising power to a post-industrial mature state.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668268
Interpretation and Environmental Education — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. You have been working toward getting your Naturalist Certificate and you are excited to share all of your new knowledge. But what is the best way to communicate all of the fantastic knowledge you have learned to various audiences? Learn the art of interpretation and environmental education. Learn interpretive techniques, research effective environmental education, and put together an action plan to turn your knowledge into impact! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669626
Education Today: 1850s or 2020s? — 2019-11-05 through  2019-11-19$69— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 5-19, 5-7 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Do you have kids or grandkids who are overwhelmed and stressed by the amount of testing and pressure placed on our young students today? Are we engaging ALL of our learners in developmentally appropriate ways? Are our schools building our children up and teaching them to be better humans? Perhaps you can imagine a better system, or maybe you think we have come a long way. The 1850s model was designed to acculturate the flood of immigrants coming from Europe into the United States--are we still stuck in that model? What is Governor Whitmers plan? What are other states and nations doing? What can WE realistically do to change things? This is a discussion class that welcomes your knowledge and opinions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667316
Get Found on Google Search and Maps — 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$25— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m., University Center Rm. 07. Did you know that 80% of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667816
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos— 2019-11-06 through  2019-11-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain an understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the Windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669155
7 Steps to Ensure a Successful Donor Meeting (Live Online Webinar)— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$29— OnlineView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Live Webinar. Did you know the Number 1 secret to raising more money is face time with donors? This is more important than emails, social media posts, or even a letter in the mail. But, when you have so much on your plate, how do you fit in all those all-important meetings? How do you get the appointment and make sure your meetings actually move the person closer to making a gift? During this live Webinar, you will learn how to prepare for and execute a successful donor meeting so you are relaxed, ready and making the best use of your time.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666364
Whole Foods Workshop— 2019-11-07 through  2019-11-07$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, 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 ingredients, 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, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669785
Qigong for Healthy Bones and Joints— 2019-11-07 through  2019-12-19$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28), Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (chee-gong) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668547
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2019-11-08 through  2019-11-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($39) includes the convenient box lunch. Beverages are provided. 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. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices early; before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 123. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669181
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2019-11-08 through  2019-11-08$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($29) does NOT include the box lunch; bring your sack lunch; beverages are provided. 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. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices early; before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 159. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669214
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-11-10 through  2019-11-10$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668640
Exploring Watercolors— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 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 will 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax-exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with the equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667881
Everyone Is an Artist— 2019-11-13 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, an instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667354
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud-enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667141
Course ClosedBirds Up Close— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$45— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using the incredible NMC collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666924
Increasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Soup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668420
Employee Development: Positivity in the Workplace— 2019-11-20 through  2019-11-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667323
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667829
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMCs collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We will check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You will dissect an owl pellet and find out what it ate. You will learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669141
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-11-25 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669825
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-12-02 through  2019-12-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667349
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store-bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center, (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668445
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
Photoshop for Photographers— 2019-12-09 through  2019-12-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Are you a photographer interested in using Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive and leap into the world of Photoshop. You should be comfortable using a computer. Class is taught in a Mac lab, but the skills transfer easily to PC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668603
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
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