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

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Advanced Bicycle Maintenance: Sprockets— 2019-04-09 through  2019-04-11$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Attention experienced riders, racers, and aspiring bike mechanics! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Gain essential understanding of inspection, adjustments, and repair of: rear sprockets, truing wheel rims, pedals and crank sets, chains, derailleur systems, brake systems, handlebars, stems, seats, and posts, frame, and fork. Bike tinkering has never been more fun when you know how to do it right. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328990450
Amazing Asparagus— 2019-05-09 through  2019-05-09$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy dairy-free asparagus soup, bacon/asparagus twists, garlic shrimp and asparagus with roasted lemon butter, asparagus/goat cheese/bacon tart and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980007
America's Boating Course— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lks. Campus, Rm. 112. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Discussion includes how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate boating equipment such as a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Important information: Those born after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat. Those born after Dec. 31,1978, and at least 16 years of age, may operate a PWC legally and unrestricted only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570376
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAnimal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan— 2019-03-15 through  2019-03-16$75— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice, Fri., March 15, 10 a.m.-noon and Sat., March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (field trip), Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330332062
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-09$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime. 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, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. This is a one-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328602630
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979878
Awakening Qigong— 2019-04-04 through  2019-05-23$95— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Munson Community Health Center Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.) Qigong is a system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow, gentle movement with breath and intention. Easy to learn, it excels at increasing energy and reducing stress. Combine stretches, flowing movements, standing postures, and healing sounds to create a calm, unhurried and focused mind. By the end, you will be able to easily access feelings of peace and clarity. Leave each session feeling deeply centered in your body, mind and spirit and ready to face life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328978504
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2019-04-04 through  2019-04-04$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328989517
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE— 2019-05-02 through  2019-05-09$399— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days, May 2-9; weekday classes meet 5-9 p.m.; weekend classes meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu). Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328602678
Beginning HTML— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328957368
Beginning Yoga— 2019-04-03 through  2019-05-01$69— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328872165
Belly Dance for Every Body— 2019-04-04 through  2019-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Ladies night out--join us and belly dance your way into the new year! Feel muscles you never knew you had and find the peace and confidence with your body that you always wanted. This low-impact exercise can boost your immune system, increase blood flow, improve skin tone, and give your whole body a more youthful appearance. But even more than all of that--discover how you are part of a larger community of women who support and encourage each other. No matter what age, size or fitness level, these aspects are all part of the bigger picture that is Belly Dance, and it can be part of your life too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328960821
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (20-class package)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$229— Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit; the 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328937879
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (40-class package)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$379— Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit; the 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328938244
Course ClosedBirding by Ear — 2019-04-26 through  2019-04-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice: Fri., April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 and Sat., April 27, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip) in Empire at NPS Headquarters (directions provided at 1st class). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you will need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330363259
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-11$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice: Fri., May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 and Sat., May 11, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip). Once you have been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you are ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you have learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330523981
Building Balance and Defeating Dizziness— 2019-04-09 through  2019-05-14$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 2-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331124806
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerButterflies of the Grand Traverse Bay Region — 2019-03-14 through  2019-03-14$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Learn to recognize local butterflies, their caterpillars, host plants and habitats that support them. Explore how changing environmental factors can greatly influence the abundance of butterflies in sensitive habitats. Gardening and landscaping practices that welcome butterflies will be discussed. Class sessions will feature preserved specimens and hundreds of photographs. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330306771
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, 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 = 328979844
Chair Yoga— 2019-04-12 through  2019-06-28$109— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 1-1:45 p.m. (no class April 19), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330575551
Conversational Spanish II— 2019-04-09 through  2019-06-04$129— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328849207
Couch to 5K— 2019-04-22 through  2019-06-05$125— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class May 27), Meets at Darrow Park (corner of Monroe St. and Bay St.) Are you aiming to run/walk a 5K race? Join a group for coaching and support and take those first steps--or re-step - into running after an injury or a long winter! In just 7 incredible weeks, you will go from mostly walking to mostly running. Good form is critical to effective and efficient running; have your stride observed and receive individualized tips. Learn new warm-up exercises to thwart injury, dynamic stretches to prepare your body for movement, and best nutritional practices for good clean energy. Wear comfortable clothing and good running shoes--and come rain or shine!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328970430
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-03-19 through  2019-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-making experience. 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 = 328978877
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-04-11 through  2019-04-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328958769
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328990514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmail Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-14$75— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328930015
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEssential Skills for Photographers— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980065
Feldenkrais— 2019-04-04 through  2019-06-13$119— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (no class April 25), at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331145103
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop— 2019-05-06 through  2019-05-06$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328991198
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328940876
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$149— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328942584
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$189— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328943956
Fundraising Fitness! — 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379607
Gentle Yoga— 2019-04-09 through  2019-06-25$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., 10:15-11:30 a.m., 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: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330557902
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-04-18 through  2019-04-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 06. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328817469
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328958729
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329008340
Golf Fundamentals— 2019-04-15 through  2019-05-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you have not played golf in a while or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We will cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You will use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328992552
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2019-04-17 through  2019-05-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You will review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You will practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329004046
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 2— 2019-03-20 through  2019-04-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., 3-5 p.m. (no class March 27), 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, India and Its Neighbors, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitcs, 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 9-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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333379811
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m., LOCATION CHANGE: now meets in University Center Campus, Rm. 219 (2200 Dendrinos Drive, TC). Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most expensive and flavorful varieties in the market. Now you can grow your own for use in cooking. Learn about the methods of Shiitake mushroom cultivation, then inoculate hardwood logs to take home. From them, you can cultivate several pounds of Shiitake mushrooms for yourself. You may also start a larger cultivation project that could produce mushrooms year-round. Hardwood log, Shiitake spawn, wax, and use of tools provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329629307
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-05-02 through  2019-05-02$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328973944
Happy Healthy Hips and Lower Back — 2019-04-30 through  2019-05-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint constructed for movement in many directions, including rotation; did you know that its ability to move freely is intimately connected with the overall condition of your lower back? Unfortunately many movement patterns that we develop contradict or interfere with these natural movements. Using specific movement lessons, learn better, more efficient ways to move your lower back and hips in order to recover mobility and avoid injury and pain. Discover a fuller, more comfortable range of motion in your hips, pelvis and lower back. Develop smoother, more coordinated movement through your core and increase ease when sitting, standing and walking. Build better alignment and overall posture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331114735
Healthy Indulgence— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese that can leave you feeling stuffed and lethargic. With simple substitutions you can enjoy this classic cuisine and feel satisfied and energetic. Learn through hands-on practice and recipe demos, the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet, and how easy that can be. Prepare and sample Italian-inspired dishes that will thrill your taste buds including an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328971022
Horse Management: Introduction to Equine Physiology and Conditioning — 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-24$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Join Susan White, equine science professor, horse trainer and riding instructor, to learn and practice advanced horse management. Topics include horse anatomy, introduction to physiology, the physiology of exercise in horses and developing a conditioning plan. The first three classes meet in the classroom. The last class meets at Cedar Creek Crossings (5307 Hodge Rd., Kingsley) to practice the skills learned. Mature children age 13+ and adults are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570257
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379629
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-30$109— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328961571
Improve Your Photo Compositions— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Ramp up your photography as you learn what makes a well-composed image. Discover how to keep the viewers attention when they look into your image; how to look and think about a scene before you photograph it; and how you can use characteristics of the scene to help guide the eye around the image. Review compositional tips then have an opportunity to look at your own images and discuss positive things that work or ways to improve the photo. Bring images if you want to participate in the class review.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329003939
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIs Nuclear War Inevitable? — 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. In the 1950s and 60s theorists like Bernard Brodie and Herman Kahn debated what a nuclear war would be like. Kahns book, On Thermonuclear War, argued that all out nuclear war was not the only possibility and that an outcome of only 50 million dead was possible and better than 100 million dead. With the Pentagon planning new types of small nukes, it is time to consider what may result. Recommended text: The Doomsday Machine, by Daniel Ellsberg (available from Amazon in paperback after Dec. 8, 2018). Instructor Jack Segal represented the State Department in nuclear arms control negotiations with the USSR from the mid-1980s through the 90s.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333353037
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond— 2019-03-23 through  2019-04-06$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005501
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-04-04 through  2019-06-13$159— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class April 25), at Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882727
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2019-04-16 through  2019-05-21$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 3:30-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333318809
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-10$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live - from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. To order the convenient box lunch, choose the $39 option; or choose the $29 option and bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Low-income registration is $15, with lunch it is $10 additional. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community in April.

  • Seats available: Approximately 184. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334913779
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live - from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. To order the convenient box lunch, choose the $39 option; or choose the $29 option and bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Low-income registration is $15, with lunch it is $10 additional. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community in April.

  • Seats available: Approximately 145. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330037177
LIFE Lunch - Air Force One - 30000 ft with the Commander in Chief— 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-12$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Bring your lunch and we will provide riveting topics and together we will enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Beverages and dessert are provided. Join CMSgt Rose White Hutchinson, retired Chief and Traverse City native to hear about her fascinating life as a steward aboard Air Force One under Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush. Rose will share her behind the scenes stories - from the presidents; favorite meals, to the countries they visited (like Beirut, Grenada and Panama) to what it was like to be a part of Operation Desert Shield (1990) and Desert Storm (1991). You will be amazed at the pictures and treasures she brings to show while enjoying her charismatic story telling. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 344548442
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLIFE Lunch - Yoga, Yoga Everywhere— 2019-03-15 through  2019-03-15$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Bring your lunch and we will provide riveting topics and together we will enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Join Libby Robold, for whom yoga is a career and a lifestyle, on a journey into understanding the Yoga Wave of today. There are so many expressions of this ancient art surfacing on every corner, in gyms, at work, everywhere! How can you figure out what the styles mean and which one is right for you? Libby has taught yoga to many populations, including severely emotionally disturbed children, physical therapy patients, nuns, Interlochen pianists and dancers, businesses, physicians and nurses, pre-school, elementary and high school students, church gatherings, even weddings, athletes and more. Garner new information as Libby shines a bright light on another side of yoga that you may not know. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 335548064
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness— 2019-04-01 through  2019-04-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 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 = 333307342
Making Meals that Heal — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Select one, two, or all three classes. Each one features different foods. Feb. 12: breakfast meals, side dishes, tea tasting. March 5: soups, salads, dressings, healthy fats. April 16: main dishes, family meal planning. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328977576
Marine Electrical Systems— 2019-04-03 through  2019-05-22$149— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011504
Marine Engine Maintenance— 2019-04-08 through  2019-05-20$135— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn to diagnose modern marine engine systems and understand the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught emphasizing the common aspects of how engines work. While modern engines are complex and often can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools, learn the repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, discover how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. We will also cover basic mechanical systems and solutions to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011451
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-04-10 through  2019-06-26$119— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Noon-1 p.m., at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme). 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975483
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-04-12 through  2019-06-28$95— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class April 19), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Do not have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975806
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 71. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$100— Face to FaceView Details

This 4-Month Membership lets you 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. Join anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 93. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329586254
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$120— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523732
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$60— Face to FaceView Details

This 4-Month Membership lets you 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. Join anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329589657
No More Pain in the Neck!— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Every day we perform a myriad of tasks that put stress and strain on the muscles of our neck, shoulders and upper back: sitting at a computer, driving a car, talking on the phone -- even reading in bed! The culprit is not the task itself, but rather the way in which we perform it, using poor posture and faulty movement habits. Join Alice Brydges, movement therapist, and learn simple, effective lessons that will help ease muscular tension, and allow you to recognize when a faulty movement pattern has taken over. The end result? Walk away with movement skills and strategies that will enable you to perform daily tasks with more comfort, ease, fluidity and... no more pain in the neck! We will be both sitting in chairs and lying on the floor. Bring a blanket or mat on which to lie, as well as an additional blanket or beach towel that can be used as a head support.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331104294
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNoon HIIT Interval Training— 2019-03-12 through  2019-05-02$109— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. and Thurs., 12:10-12:45 p.m. (no class March 26 and 28), Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328973665
Opera Notes: Nun of Those Valkyries? Die Walkure and Dialogue des Carmelites — 2019-03-29 through  2019-05-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

2 days, Fri. March 29 and Wed. May 8, 1-2:15 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Unravel this second work of Wagners famous Ring Cycle which has its roots in Norse Mythology and the Poetic Edda. How might Director Lepages mechanical set help or hinder Christine Goerkes Brunnhilde? A story of faith and martyrdom with a historical basis during the French Revolution is examined in the Poulenc opera starring Isabel Leonard and Karita Matilla. Class meets twice so the lectures are as close as possible to each opera being shown.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 327580165
Course ClosedPastels at Your Pace— 2019-04-19 through  2019-05-10$149— Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO APRIL 26-MAY 17, 4 Fri., 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this 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. You will 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! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005376
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328984969
Photography: Starting with the Image— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328992535
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2019-03-12 through  2019-04-30$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:45-6:45 p.m. (no class March 26), 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 forms of exercise 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328969882
Quantum Spirituality: What Is the Matter? — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. 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?

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333320075
Reflexology for Life— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328976658
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-04-11 through  2019-05-09$129— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975302
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-19$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Add a pick-up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011182
Sailing— 2019-04-16 through  2019-06-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Discover sailing this summer on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Novice and experienced sailors will enjoy learning the comprehensive essentials of sailing. Classroom learning and on-the-water sessions each week provide sailing experience and a chance to apply concepts learned. Topics include: nomenclature, boat designs, rigging, safety, and sail types and processes, helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions are arranged with the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011406
Social Partner Dancing— 2019-04-26 through  2019-06-14$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class May 24), 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334948773
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334727509
Course ClosedSpring Wildflowers - Intro to Botany— 2019-04-29 through  2019-05-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Join this exploration of spring-blooming wildflowers. Learn the parts of a plant, traits of common wildflower families, the common and scientific names of spring wildflowers along with the natural history of the communities that we visit. You will leave with the information and understanding needed to identify common spring wildflowers by sight. After the first day, be prepared for 2-3 mile hikes by bringing sturdy shoes, bug spray, hat, water, a sack lunch, and a magnifying lens to more easily see characteristics of flowers. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330521823
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$1— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328721548
Sunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-04-02 through  2019-06-11$119— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 7:30-8:30 a.m. (no class April 23), at Yoga for Health Education. An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882630
Support Group for Mental Illness — 2019-04-01 through  2019-06-10$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6-7:30 p.m. at The Porch (747 E. 8th St.) 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 nations largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333305947
Sushi Rolls— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979863
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action— 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329013999
Talking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329013527
The Free Press: An Insider's View — 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 217. Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...(First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). Explore the First Amendment and five areas of freedom of expression with Johnston Mitchell, who has worked in journalism, and as a media consultant for political reform in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Discuss the evolution of the First Amendment and explore key Supreme Court cases. Culminate with the viewing of a moderated film (title and date to be announced) in honor of World Free Press Day on May 3, 2019. Leave with an understanding of how you can develop your own initiatives and become part of a growing body of citizen journalists world wide in the age of social media.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333379833
The Wedding Dance— 2019-04-28 through  2019-04-28$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328868075
The Wedding Dance— 2019-05-12 through  2019-05-12$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570203
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-26$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., 1-4 p.m. (April 19 field trip meets Noon-5 p.m.), University Center Rm. 06. While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330352208
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2019-04-09 through  2019-04-23$115— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005306
Wilderness First Aid— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$399— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569539
Wilderness First Responder Certification -- Hybrid Course Format— 2019-04-29 through  2019-05-17$899— Face to FaceView Details

Online Session Begins April 29, In-class Sessions: May 13-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m,.NMC University Center Rm. 07. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is rapidly growing as an important credential for anyone who works outdoors, such as outfitters, guides, trip leaders, outdoor educators, forestry and park personnel and anyone working or playing in remote areas. The Remote Medical International Wilderness First Responder emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder certification is a combination online and onsite course that requires approximately 20-30 hours of pre-course instruction in an online learning environment and five days of class/field coursework. This dynamic classroom and field course provides you with technical knowledge and field experience to handle tough emergency situations. Food and lodging are not included. Space is limited. Register by March 29 and save $100.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328545364
Wildlife Photography— 2019-04-17 through  2019-04-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Learn photography techniques to help you capture images of wildlife in their natural environment from award-winning nature and wildlife photographer, Charles St. Charles. Discuss the need-to-have equipment and ways to save money on nice-to-have equipment. Discover strategies for getting close to your subjects, capturing behavior and having long term photographic projects and relationships with wildlife. Get tips on where to photograph animals locally and nationally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329004161
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-03-20 through  2019-03-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, changed to Rm. 219. 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 = 330342906
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-03-21 through  2019-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, CHANGED TO Rm. 209. 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 = 339827592
Course ClosedWild Mushrooms of Spring— 2019-05-15 through  2019-05-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334521438
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging— 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-17$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Now is your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011208
Writing Personal Essays: The Art of Telling Your Story— 2019-04-18 through  2019-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, CHANGED TO Rm. 211. Anais Nin writes, We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. Explore the power of language to convey experiences from your life, and to weigh, with words, the distance between the past and the present. Whether you are trying your hand at writing for the first time, or deep into a memoir of your own, we invite you to ask questions about the moments of your life that resonate most powerfully in your memory, and to tell your story. Instructor Jaimien Delp, MA in Creative Writing, is an award-winning poet and essayist. Please bring something with which to write (laptop or notebook).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328849443
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-01 through  2019-06-10$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (no class May 27). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334950349
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-05 through  2019-06-14$159— Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., 5:15-6:45 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (no class April 26). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882493
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-06 through  2019-06-08$159— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882538
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-04-05 through  2019-06-14$209— Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class April 26), at Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328937082
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 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 a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 71. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$120— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523732
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$100— Face to FaceView Details

This 4-Month Membership lets you 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. Join anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 93. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329586254
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$60— Face to FaceView Details

This 4-Month Membership lets you 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. Join anytime by choosing an annual or 4-month membership. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a new atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329589657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (20-class package)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$229— Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit; the 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328937879
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBikram Yoga (40-class package)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$379— Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit; the 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328938244
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-09$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime. 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, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. This is a one-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328602630
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-19$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Add a pick-up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011182
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmail Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-14$75— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328930015
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNoon HIIT Interval Training— 2019-03-12 through  2019-05-02$109— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues. and Thurs., 12:10-12:45 p.m. (no class March 26 and 28), Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328973665
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2019-03-12 through  2019-04-30$85— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:45-6:45 p.m. (no class March 26), 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 forms of exercise 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 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328969882
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIs Nuclear War Inevitable? — 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. In the 1950s and 60s theorists like Bernard Brodie and Herman Kahn debated what a nuclear war would be like. Kahns book, On Thermonuclear War, argued that all out nuclear war was not the only possibility and that an outcome of only 50 million dead was possible and better than 100 million dead. With the Pentagon planning new types of small nukes, it is time to consider what may result. Recommended text: The Doomsday Machine, by Daniel Ellsberg (available from Amazon in paperback after Dec. 8, 2018). Instructor Jack Segal represented the State Department in nuclear arms control negotiations with the USSR from the mid-1980s through the 90s.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333353037
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEssential Skills for Photographers— 2019-03-12 through  2019-03-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerButterflies of the Grand Traverse Bay Region — 2019-03-14 through  2019-03-14$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. Learn to recognize local butterflies, their caterpillars, host plants and habitats that support them. Explore how changing environmental factors can greatly influence the abundance of butterflies in sensitive habitats. Gardening and landscaping practices that welcome butterflies will be discussed. Class sessions will feature preserved specimens and hundreds of photographs. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330306771
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAnimal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan— 2019-03-15 through  2019-03-16$75— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice, Fri., March 15, 10 a.m.-noon and Sat., March 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (field trip), Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330332062
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLIFE Lunch - Yoga, Yoga Everywhere— 2019-03-15 through  2019-03-15$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Bring your lunch and we will provide riveting topics and together we will enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Join Libby Robold, for whom yoga is a career and a lifestyle, on a journey into understanding the Yoga Wave of today. There are so many expressions of this ancient art surfacing on every corner, in gyms, at work, everywhere! How can you figure out what the styles mean and which one is right for you? Libby has taught yoga to many populations, including severely emotionally disturbed children, physical therapy patients, nuns, Interlochen pianists and dancers, businesses, physicians and nurses, pre-school, elementary and high school students, church gatherings, even weddings, athletes and more. Garner new information as Libby shines a bright light on another side of yoga that you may not know. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 335548064
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-03-19 through  2019-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-making experience. 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 = 328978877
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2019 -- Part 2— 2019-03-20 through  2019-04-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., 3-5 p.m. (no class March 27), 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, India and Its Neighbors, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitcs, 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 9-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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333379811
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-03-20 through  2019-03-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, changed to Rm. 219. 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 = 330342906
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-03-21 through  2019-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, CHANGED TO Rm. 209. 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 = 339827592
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond— 2019-03-23 through  2019-04-06$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005501
Opera Notes: Nun of Those Valkyries? Die Walkure and Dialogue des Carmelites — 2019-03-29 through  2019-05-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

2 days, Fri. March 29 and Wed. May 8, 1-2:15 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Unravel this second work of Wagners famous Ring Cycle which has its roots in Norse Mythology and the Poetic Edda. How might Director Lepages mechanical set help or hinder Christine Goerkes Brunnhilde? A story of faith and martyrdom with a historical basis during the French Revolution is examined in the Poulenc opera starring Isabel Leonard and Karita Matilla. Class meets twice so the lectures are as close as possible to each opera being shown.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 327580165
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-01 through  2019-06-10$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (no class May 27). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334950349
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$109— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 41. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328940876
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$149— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328942584
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-04-01 through  2019-05-31$189— Face to FaceView Details

9 weeks, attend 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. 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 want the first week (April 1-5) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening, and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 19+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328943956
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness— 2019-04-01 through  2019-04-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 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 = 333307342
Support Group for Mental Illness — 2019-04-01 through  2019-06-10$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6-7:30 p.m. at The Porch (747 E. 8th St.) 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 nations largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333305947
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-23$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 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 a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately -2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011367
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Laissez les bons temps rouler&hellip;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 = 328979844
Sunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-04-02 through  2019-06-11$119— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 7:30-8:30 a.m. (no class April 23), at Yoga for Health Education. An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882630
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328958729
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging— 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-17$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Now is your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011208
Beginning Yoga— 2019-04-03 through  2019-05-01$69— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328872165
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action— 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329013999
Marine Electrical Systems— 2019-04-03 through  2019-05-22$149— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011504
Horse Management: Introduction to Equine Physiology and Conditioning — 2019-04-03 through  2019-04-24$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Join Susan White, equine science professor, horse trainer and riding instructor, to learn and practice advanced horse management. Topics include horse anatomy, introduction to physiology, the physiology of exercise in horses and developing a conditioning plan. The first three classes meet in the classroom. The last class meets at Cedar Creek Crossings (5307 Hodge Rd., Kingsley) to practice the skills learned. Mature children age 13+ and adults are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570257
Belly Dance for Every Body— 2019-04-04 through  2019-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Ladies night out--join us and belly dance your way into the new year! Feel muscles you never knew you had and find the peace and confidence with your body that you always wanted. This low-impact exercise can boost your immune system, increase blood flow, improve skin tone, and give your whole body a more youthful appearance. But even more than all of that--discover how you are part of a larger community of women who support and encourage each other. No matter what age, size or fitness level, these aspects are all part of the bigger picture that is Belly Dance, and it can be part of your life too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328960821
Awakening Qigong— 2019-04-04 through  2019-05-23$95— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Munson Community Health Center Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.) Qigong is a system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow, gentle movement with breath and intention. Easy to learn, it excels at increasing energy and reducing stress. Combine stretches, flowing movements, standing postures, and healing sounds to create a calm, unhurried and focused mind. By the end, you will be able to easily access feelings of peace and clarity. Leave each session feeling deeply centered in your body, mind and spirit and ready to face life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328978504
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-04-04 through  2019-06-13$159— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class April 25), at Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882727
Feldenkrais— 2019-04-04 through  2019-06-13$119— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (no class April 25), at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331145103
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2019-04-04 through  2019-04-04$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328989517
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-05 through  2019-06-14$159— Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., 5:15-6:45 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (no class April 26). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882493
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-04-05 through  2019-06-14$209— Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class April 26), at Yoga for Health Education. Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328937082
Sushi Rolls— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979863
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-04-06 through  2019-06-08$159— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328882538
Talking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329013527
Fundraising Fitness! — 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Have you ever wondered the best way to calculate your donor retention rate, acquisition rate, or overall growth? AFP has developed two Excel-based templates to help organize all this data: The Fitness Test evaluates performance against key indicators and the Growth-in-Giving (GiG) reports provide concise pictures of fundraising gains and losses in a reader-friendly format for executive staff and board. Using data from your organization, you will be able to generate reports and compare to national statistics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379607
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-04-08 through  2019-04-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328984969
Marine Engine Maintenance— 2019-04-08 through  2019-05-20$135— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn to diagnose modern marine engine systems and understand the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught emphasizing the common aspects of how engines work. While modern engines are complex and often can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools, learn the repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, discover how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. We will also cover basic mechanical systems and solutions to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011451
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2019-04-09 through  2019-04-23$115— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005306
Gentle Yoga— 2019-04-09 through  2019-06-25$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., 10:15-11:30 a.m., 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: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330557902
Building Balance and Defeating Dizziness— 2019-04-09 through  2019-05-14$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 2-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331124806
Conversational Spanish II— 2019-04-09 through  2019-06-04$129— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328849207
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance: Sprockets— 2019-04-09 through  2019-04-11$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Attention experienced riders, racers, and aspiring bike mechanics! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Gain essential understanding of inspection, adjustments, and repair of: rear sprockets, truing wheel rims, pedals and crank sets, chains, derailleur systems, brake systems, handlebars, stems, seats, and posts, frame, and fork. Bike tinkering has never been more fun when you know how to do it right. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328990450
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-04-10 through  2019-06-26$119— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Noon-1 p.m., at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme). 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975483
Reflexology for Life— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328976658
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m., LOCATION CHANGE: now meets in University Center Campus, Rm. 219 (2200 Dendrinos Drive, TC). Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most expensive and flavorful varieties in the market. Now you can grow your own for use in cooking. Learn about the methods of Shiitake mushroom cultivation, then inoculate hardwood logs to take home. From them, you can cultivate several pounds of Shiitake mushrooms for yourself. You may also start a larger cultivation project that could produce mushrooms year-round. Hardwood log, Shiitake spawn, wax, and use of tools provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329629307
Beginning HTML— 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328957368
The Free Press: An Insider's View — 2019-04-10 through  2019-04-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 217. Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...(First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution). Explore the First Amendment and five areas of freedom of expression with Johnston Mitchell, who has worked in journalism, and as a media consultant for political reform in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Discuss the evolution of the First Amendment and explore key Supreme Court cases. Culminate with the viewing of a moderated film (title and date to be announced) in honor of World Free Press Day on May 3, 2019. Leave with an understanding of how you can develop your own initiatives and become part of a growing body of citizen journalists world wide in the age of social media.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333379833
Reiki as a Personal Practice— 2019-04-11 through  2019-05-09$129— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975302
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-04-11 through  2019-04-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328958769
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329008340
Mid-day Meditation — 2019-04-12 through  2019-06-28$95— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class April 19), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Do not have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328975806
Chair Yoga— 2019-04-12 through  2019-06-28$109— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., 1-1:45 p.m. (no class April 19), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330575551
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-26$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., 1-4 p.m. (April 19 field trip meets Noon-5 p.m.), University Center Rm. 06. While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330352208
LIFE Lunch - Air Force One - 30000 ft with the Commander in Chief— 2019-04-12 through  2019-04-12$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Bring your lunch and we will provide riveting topics and together we will enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Beverages and dessert are provided. Join CMSgt Rose White Hutchinson, retired Chief and Traverse City native to hear about her fascinating life as a steward aboard Air Force One under Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush. Rose will share her behind the scenes stories - from the presidents; favorite meals, to the countries they visited (like Beirut, Grenada and Panama) to what it was like to be a part of Operation Desert Shield (1990) and Desert Storm (1991). You will be amazed at the pictures and treasures she brings to show while enjoying her charismatic story telling. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 344548442
Golf Fundamentals— 2019-04-15 through  2019-05-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you have not played golf in a while or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We will cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You will use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328992552
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-30$109— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328961571
How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$29— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There is a better way, and you can learn it during this free workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs. Joanna Hogan will walk you through her step-by-step process to ensure you and your sponsors achieve the results you want.

  • Seats available: Approximately 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 342379629
Making Meals that Heal — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Select one, two, or all three classes. Each one features different foods. Feb. 12: breakfast meals, side dishes, tea tasting. March 5: soups, salads, dressings, healthy fats. April 16: main dishes, family meal planning. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328977576
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2019-04-16 through  2019-05-21$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., 3:30-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333318809
Quantum Spirituality: What Is the Matter? — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. 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?

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 333320075
No More Pain in the Neck!— 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Every day we perform a myriad of tasks that put stress and strain on the muscles of our neck, shoulders and upper back: sitting at a computer, driving a car, talking on the phone -- even reading in bed! The culprit is not the task itself, but rather the way in which we perform it, using poor posture and faulty movement habits. Join Alice Brydges, movement therapist, and learn simple, effective lessons that will help ease muscular tension, and allow you to recognize when a faulty movement pattern has taken over. The end result? Walk away with movement skills and strategies that will enable you to perform daily tasks with more comfort, ease, fluidity and... no more pain in the neck! We will be both sitting in chairs and lying on the floor. Bring a blanket or mat on which to lie, as well as an additional blanket or beach towel that can be used as a head support.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331104294
Sailing— 2019-04-16 through  2019-06-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Discover sailing this summer on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Novice and experienced sailors will enjoy learning the comprehensive essentials of sailing. Classroom learning and on-the-water sessions each week provide sailing experience and a chance to apply concepts learned. Topics include: nomenclature, boat designs, rigging, safety, and sail types and processes, helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions are arranged with the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329011406
Wildlife Photography— 2019-04-17 through  2019-04-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Learn photography techniques to help you capture images of wildlife in their natural environment from award-winning nature and wildlife photographer, Charles St. Charles. Discuss the need-to-have equipment and ways to save money on nice-to-have equipment. Discover strategies for getting close to your subjects, capturing behavior and having long term photographic projects and relationships with wildlife. Get tips on where to photograph animals locally and nationally.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329004161
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2019-04-17 through  2019-05-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You will review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You will practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329004046
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-04-18 through  2019-04-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 06. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328817469
Writing Personal Essays: The Art of Telling Your Story— 2019-04-18 through  2019-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center, CHANGED TO Rm. 211. Anais Nin writes, We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. Explore the power of language to convey experiences from your life, and to weigh, with words, the distance between the past and the present. Whether you are trying your hand at writing for the first time, or deep into a memoir of your own, we invite you to ask questions about the moments of your life that resonate most powerfully in your memory, and to tell your story. Instructor Jaimien Delp, MA in Creative Writing, is an award-winning poet and essayist. Please bring something with which to write (laptop or notebook).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328849443
Course ClosedPastels at Your Pace— 2019-04-19 through  2019-05-10$149— Face to FaceView Details

DATES CHANGED TO APRIL 26-MAY 17, 4 Fri., 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this 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. You will 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! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329005376
Couch to 5K— 2019-04-22 through  2019-06-05$125— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class May 27), Meets at Darrow Park (corner of Monroe St. and Bay St.) Are you aiming to run/walk a 5K race? Join a group for coaching and support and take those first steps--or re-step - into running after an injury or a long winter! In just 7 incredible weeks, you will go from mostly walking to mostly running. Good form is critical to effective and efficient running; have your stride observed and receive individualized tips. Learn new warm-up exercises to thwart injury, dynamic stretches to prepare your body for movement, and best nutritional practices for good clean energy. Wear comfortable clothing and good running shoes--and come rain or shine!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328970430
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$1— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328721548
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979878
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334727509
Photography: Starting with the Image— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328992535
Improve Your Photo Compositions— 2019-04-24 through  2019-04-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Ramp up your photography as you learn what makes a well-composed image. Discover how to keep the viewers attention when they look into your image; how to look and think about a scene before you photograph it; and how you can use characteristics of the scene to help guide the eye around the image. Review compositional tips then have an opportunity to look at your own images and discuss positive things that work or ways to improve the photo. Bring images if you want to participate in the class review.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329003939
Healthy Indulgence— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese that can leave you feeling stuffed and lethargic. With simple substitutions you can enjoy this classic cuisine and feel satisfied and energetic. Learn through hands-on practice and recipe demos, the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet, and how easy that can be. Prepare and sample Italian-inspired dishes that will thrill your taste buds including an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328971022
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328990514
Social Partner Dancing— 2019-04-26 through  2019-06-14$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class May 24), 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 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334948773
Course ClosedBirding by Ear — 2019-04-26 through  2019-04-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice: Fri., April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 and Sat., April 27, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip) in Empire at NPS Headquarters (directions provided at 1st class). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you will need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330363259
The Wedding Dance— 2019-04-28 through  2019-04-28$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328868075
Course ClosedSpring Wildflowers - Intro to Botany— 2019-04-29 through  2019-05-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Join this exploration of spring-blooming wildflowers. Learn the parts of a plant, traits of common wildflower families, the common and scientific names of spring wildflowers along with the natural history of the communities that we visit. You will leave with the information and understanding needed to identify common spring wildflowers by sight. After the first day, be prepared for 2-3 mile hikes by bringing sturdy shoes, bug spray, hat, water, a sack lunch, and a magnifying lens to more easily see characteristics of flowers. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330521823
Wilderness First Responder Certification -- Hybrid Course Format— 2019-04-29 through  2019-05-17$899— Face to FaceView Details

Online Session Begins April 29, In-class Sessions: May 13-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m,.NMC University Center Rm. 07. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is rapidly growing as an important credential for anyone who works outdoors, such as outfitters, guides, trip leaders, outdoor educators, forestry and park personnel and anyone working or playing in remote areas. The Remote Medical International Wilderness First Responder emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder certification is a combination online and onsite course that requires approximately 20-30 hours of pre-course instruction in an online learning environment and five days of class/field coursework. This dynamic classroom and field course provides you with technical knowledge and field experience to handle tough emergency situations. Food and lodging are not included. Space is limited. Register by March 29 and save $100.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328545364
Happy Healthy Hips and Lower Back — 2019-04-30 through  2019-05-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint constructed for movement in many directions, including rotation; did you know that its ability to move freely is intimately connected with the overall condition of your lower back? Unfortunately many movement patterns that we develop contradict or interfere with these natural movements. Using specific movement lessons, learn better, more efficient ways to move your lower back and hips in order to recover mobility and avoid injury and pain. Discover a fuller, more comfortable range of motion in your hips, pelvis and lower back. Develop smoother, more coordinated movement through your core and increase ease when sitting, standing and walking. Build better alignment and overall posture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 331114735
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2019-05-02 through  2019-05-02$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328973944
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE— 2019-05-02 through  2019-05-09$399— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days, May 2-9; weekday classes meet 5-9 p.m.; weekend classes meet 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu). Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328602678
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop— 2019-05-06 through  2019-05-06$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328991198
Amazing Asparagus— 2019-05-09 through  2019-05-09$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy dairy-free asparagus soup, bacon/asparagus twists, garlic shrimp and asparagus with roasted lemon butter, asparagus/goat cheese/bacon tart and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980007
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-11$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice: Fri., May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 and Sat., May 11, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip). Once you have been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you are ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you have learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330523981
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live - from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. To order the convenient box lunch, choose the $39 option; or choose the $29 option and bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Low-income registration is $15, with lunch it is $10 additional. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community in April.

  • Seats available: Approximately 145. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 330037177
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2019-05-10 through  2019-05-10$29— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live - from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. To order the convenient box lunch, choose the $39 option; or choose the $29 option and bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Low-income registration is $15, with lunch it is $10 additional. Session topics will be available at the end of April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community in April.

  • Seats available: Approximately 184. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334913779
The Wedding Dance— 2019-05-12 through  2019-05-12$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570203
America's Boating Course— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lks. Campus, Rm. 112. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Discussion includes how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate boating equipment such as a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Important information: Those born after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat. Those born after Dec. 31,1978, and at least 16 years of age, may operate a PWC legally and unrestricted only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570376
Course ClosedWild Mushrooms of Spring— 2019-05-15 through  2019-05-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environment benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. Naturalist Certificate students will receive elective credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334521438
Wilderness First Aid— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$399— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569539
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Discover time-tested strategies to get return on investment out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
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