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Adult Aerial Arts — 2017-05-26 thru 2017-06-23$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Fridays, 5:30 - 7 pm (Orientation May 19)<br><br>This is a beginner to intermediate aerials class for those 18 and older. You will learn multiple skills appropriate for the aerial silks and aerial hoop or lyra. We'll cover proper warm-up and flexibility for aerial training as well as strength training to build muscle, and endurance applicable for the aerial arts. To maintain safety we need to make sure every student is aware, knowledgeable, and proficient in basic skills like foot knots, climbing, and of common nomenclature before starting the session of classes. The first class of each option is a mandatory orientation that must be completed to participate. Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC, 49686). Mandatory orientation for the May class is Fri., May 19, 7:30-8:30 pm; mandatory orientation for July class is Wed., July 12, 7-8 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580692
Adult Aerial Arts — 2017-07-21 thru 2017-08-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, 5:30 - 7 pm (Orientation July 12)<br><br>This is a beginner to intermediate aerials class for those 18 and older. You will learn multiple skills appropriate for the aerial silks and aerial hoop or lyra. We'll cover proper warm-up and flexibility for aerial training as well as strength training to build muscle, and endurance applicable for the aerial arts. To maintain safety we need to make sure every student is aware, knowledgeable, and proficient in basic skills like foot knots, climbing, and of common nomenclature before starting the session of classes. The first class of each option is a mandatory orientation that must be completed to participate. Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC, 49686). Mandatory orientation for the May class is Fri., May 19, 7:30-8:30 pm; mandatory orientation for July class is Wed., July 12, 7-8 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580819
Aerial Fit — 2017-07-29 thru 2017-08-26$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 8 - 9 am<br><br>FLY like the Circus Stars--while working out! Use a variety of circus equipment (aerial hammock, hoop, trapeze, balance boards, etc.) and your own body to create resistance for an agility, strength, and mobility workout that FEELS LIKE FLYING! This low impact workout employs 3-dimensional movement to not only have you sweating, but also building stamina and lean muscle in no time! You'll enjoy a fun fitness atmosphere, regardless of where you are on your journey. Each exercise is scalable to appropriately challenge all students--no experience necessary! Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC)

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580937
Aikido - Beginning — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-08-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448168
Aikido - Continuing — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-08-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448276
America's Boating Course — 2017-05-08 thru 2017-05-22$65 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 6 - 9 pm. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core U.S. Power Squadron 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. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911661
Anchoring — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$50 — Face to FaceView Details

The Anchoring Seminar has been prepared to assist boaters in understanding the issues and problems involving the theories of anchor weight, the methods used to anchor, and the choices of anchor types for the area of boating. The slides and notations on anchoring are intended to raise awareness of the need for correct anchor choices and the mechanics of proper anchoring techniques. The knowledge gained from completing this seminar will increase the boater's understanding of the conditions and situations involved in anchoring a boat and the need for a proper anchor choice.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891385
Course ClosedArms - Abs and Assets — 2017-05-12 thru 2017-06-30$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: -2. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619309
Arms - Abs and Assets — 2017-07-07 thru 2017-08-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619379
Course ClosedArt of Aroma--Creating Blends of Essential Oils — 2017-05-19 thru 2017-05-19$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm<br><br>Aromatherapy uses essential oils to support a person's health or emotions. Join Linda Bayer, who makes her own blends, to discover the art and science of these amazing oils. Learn Jeanne Rose’s Basic 7 Vocabulary of Odor and do sensory testing on several essential oils. Discover how to identify essential oils for specific purposes. Create your own 'Art of Aroma'--at least five blends focused on physical, emotional, and home use. You will have access to more than 30 essential oils, including some 'precious' oils, to mix your 'Art of Aroma'. All materials included. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137488591
Course ClosedA Tour of Italy — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-05-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Begin your culinary journey of Northern Italy in Trentino Alto Adige with Strangolapreti, a delicious dumpling. Next stop is Lombardia to try Casonsei, an unusual-shaped filled pasta; then travel through Emiglia Romagna to make Bigoli, a very large spaghetti; then on to Piemonte for Agnolotti and north to Val d'Aosta for gnocchi di grano saraceno, potato and buckwheat gnocchi. Come make a variety of typical regional northern Italian pastas that you’ll enjoy making, but most importantly, tasting! This class is great for vegetarians. Ci vediamo presto! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505225
Backpacking I — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-11$290 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat & Sun, overnight trip; Orientation is Weds, June 7, 7 - 10 pm. Designed for beginning backpackers, this weekend course includes basic skills, overnight camping, equipment, food planning and preparation, navigation, and backcountry first aid. Equipment provided if needed. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the orientation (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Call 995-1198 for course details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911862
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122995
Course ClosedBeginning Computers for Mac — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs & Fri, 9 am - Noon<br><br>If you are an absolute beginner or a novice needing a refresher, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages for Macs. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Mac IOS computer operations. Practice manipulating text, cutting, pasting, and copying, and learn how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge and confidence to grow your computer skills.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716812
Beginning Ukulele — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-05-22$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 7 - 8 pm<br><br>Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754491
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-08-15$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490076
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-08-16$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10:00 - 11:15 am<br><br>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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490141
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-08-17$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:45 - 7 pm<br><br>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 = 137490197
Bikram Yoga — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-06-10$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation May 10, 3 pm<br><br>The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is May 10 for the class that begins May 10; orientation is Wed., June 14 for the class that begins June 13; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527890
Bikram Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation June 14 , 3 pm<br><br>The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is May 10 for the class that begins May 10; orientation is Wed., June 14 for the class that begins June 13<br><br>; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527951
Boat Handling Under Power — 2017-05-31 thru 2017-05-31$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Boating happens in various weather conditions and all marina's or other docks are from one extreme to another. This seminar shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of situations, as well trimming the boat for the best operation underway. Let's get you in and out with confidence!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553194
Boost Your Email Campaigns: Best Practices — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-01$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504653
Course ClosedCanoeing I — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-16$290 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat & Sun, Orientation: Weds, July 12, 7 - 10 pm. Instruction in various techniques of canoeing will be introduced in flat water. Wilderness travel by canoe is discussed. Two one-day trips are planned. Canoes are provided. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the orientation (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Call 995-1198 for course details.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912197
Ceramics I — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 1 - 4:50 pm<br><br>This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136160457
Close-up Photography — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912560
Course ClosedCloud Computing Basics — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>The Cloud is now a popular way to access your computer information and programs from anywhere there is wifi or internet access. Take your information mobile as you discover how you can access your pictures, files, documents, apps and software from the cloud. Learn how to use iCloud, Drop Box, One Drive, and Google Drive. Get an up-to-date review of computer and information security; and discover how to dictate texts, emails, and notes; and how to attach files to your messages.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717258
Continuing Ukulele — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 7 - 8 pm<br><br>Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754549
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16) — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136539168
Crew Overboard — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-21$50 — Face to FaceView Details

This seminar is designed to teach boaters how to react, and then, how to recover a crew member or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment as well as maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water. It also covers the responsibility of the person in the water in this emergency situation and methods of recovering that person.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891401
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-05-17$39 — Face to FaceView Details

THIS IS RESCHEDULED TO 5/25/2017 - Still time to sign up. Weds, 5/25/2017, 1 - 3 pm, UC209. 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716946
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-06-15 thru 2017-06-15$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - Noon<br><br>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 = 137717010
Course ClosedCycling (Spinning) — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-06-28$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: -1. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581513
Cycling (Spinning) — 2017-07-05 thru 2017-08-23$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581567
Discover Watercolor Painting — 2017-07-18 thru 2017-07-19$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Weds, 6-9 pm<br><br>Expand your artistic ability as you explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice discover how to create dynamic artwork using the unique aspects of watercolor. Learn the use of a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift and wipe paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122371
Discover Your Passion Project — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-01$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 6 - 7:30 pm. Are you a writer or entrepreneur with a creative idea longing to see the light of day... perhaps a book, short story, blog, or a money-making idea that's been calling for your attention...but, somehow you just don't get to it? Learn the five reasons people fail to turn ideas into reality and how to avoid those pitfalls. Discover mind mapping to identify the project that makes you come alive, inspires action and gets you so excited that you can't hold back. Shift scattered energy into focused energy and finally turn someday into today!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145453129
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489737
DIY Probiotics: Making Kefir — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-06-13$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 6:30 - 9 pm<br><br>Trillions of microbes live in your gut, both good guys and bad guys. Learn how to eat to create an environment where the good guys flourish and keep you healthy. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and which ones contain helpful probiotics. Make coconut kefir and milk kefir, which are ferments that easily fit into a busy lifestyle. You will also learn an easy trick to create probiotic hummus and applesauce that can be applied to other foods as well. This class is for anyone seeking to enhance their general health and may be especially helpful for those who have been on antibiotics. Bring a small jar to take home a culture to make your own kefir.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489544
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2017-06-03 thru 2017-07-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 09:00 - 10:00 am<br><br>You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what the dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It, and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; we’ll discuss the fundamentals for classroom work with the dogs for the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137678358
Drops of Light Photography — 2017-07-19 thru 2017-07-22$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, July 19, 6-9 pm and Sat, July 22, 7-9 am. Join award-winning photographer, Charles St. Charles, and discover a very specialized type of macro photography that uses drops of water like nature’s lens. This amazing technique lets you capture a view of flowers inside a drop of water. Each droplet becomes a tiny magnifying lens! Mistaken for a digitally manipulated image, this method is done entirely with photography. In session one, learn the basics of the technique. Session two meets outside where you will create your own Drops of Light images in the field. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod to the second session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142949969
Edit Phots Like a Pro — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912740
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504710
Emergencies on Board a Boat — 2017-06-28 thru 2017-06-28$50 — Face to FaceView Details

This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board a boat. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891434
Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-06-29$129 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717327
Course ClosedEntrepreneur's Retreat Day — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1 - 5 pm<br><br>Do you feel like you're working hard yet not achieving the results you want in your business? It's time for a mini retreat to re-ignite your passion and your focus. Take time to step back from the busy-ness of business and life to reflect on why you went into business in the first place. Gain clarity around your inspiring business vision, ideal customers/clients, benefit-driven marketing messages, steps to reach your sales goals, top five strategies for success, and next steps. Leave with a plan that inspires action and results.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504577
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912501
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466770
Fall Wildflowers — 2017-08-21 thru 2017-09-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835493
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2017-07-30 thru 2017-08-20$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Sundays, 11 am - Noon. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912296
Field Botany for the Naturalist — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-07-06$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am - Noon. Have you ever wondered about the plants you see as you walk through the woods or your own yard? Learn basic tenets of botany--including terminology and plant families--identifying common plants by sight, and how to 'key' plants. This will be an adventure as you gain a new perspective on the world around you! Each class session meets at a different site--beautiful bogs, forests, fields, and marshes--around Traverse City or Leelanau County. Be prepared for uneven and wet terrain, variable weather, mosquitos, and lots of walking. Bring a notebook, water bottle, a magnifier for looking at small plant parts, and your questions! This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. First class meets at Hatlem Creek Preserve, on Plowman Rd. near Empire (directions at LeelanauConservancy.org).

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873168
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873520
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$179 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873590
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$139 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 45. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873630
Functional Fitness — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-01$119 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581702
Functional Fitness — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-29$119 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581773
Functional Fitness — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-24$189 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 6:30 - 7:30 am<br><br>Ever wanted to try CrossFit but felt intimidated? TC Total CrossFit offers constantly varied, functional fitness at a learning pace suitable for any level. Utilizing cross-training methodology that is diverse and challenging, workouts are tailored to your fitness needs and limitations, and can be accelerated as your abilities expand. Control intensity using bodyweight skills and a myriad of equipment in a safe and encouraging environment. CrossFit is effective for building strength and aerobic endurance, improving body composition, flexibility, and metabolic health. Headed to work afterwards? No worries, showers are available. Join the camaraderie and have fun while working out! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome. All options include Optional Open Gym Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., during the weeks of your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137447741
Gentle Yoga — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873229
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716093
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-07-18 thru 2017-07-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 - 10 am<br><br>Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716155
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716217
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716276
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad - Level 2 — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone or iPad course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. Please provide your email at registration so that the instructor can send you information before the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716339
Course ClosedGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 am - 4 pm. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover the towns, what happened to them, and the people who lived there. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.), then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. We'll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people find. Includes lunch, transportation, and teacher/guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Meet at University Center Parking Lot at 8 am.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835401
Glass Fusion for the Garden — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-22$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122664
Golf Fundamentals — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-06-06$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911267
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-06-08$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911514
Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook — 2017-08-20 thru 2017-08-20$179 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911194
Course ClosedGuide to Tree Identification — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872807
Guitar 101 — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-05-25$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754424
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants — 2017-07-15 thru 2017-07-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturday, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We'll also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared to walk in the woods. Optional text: The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872939
Insects and Bugs--Essential Understanding for the Naturalist — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-09-25$89 — Face to FaceView Details

1st two Mondays, 9 am - Noon, 3rd Monday, 10 am - 3 pm.<br><br>The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872653
Into The Wilderness — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-17$105 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 10 am - Noon; Wed, 9 am - 4 pm. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's 71,000 acres have been set aside as 'wilderness' by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated 'wilderness'. The tour includes morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features, and lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872740
Course ClosedIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-05-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 - 10 am<br><br>Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716455
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-08-15 thru 2017-08-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716509
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2017-06-02 thru 2017-06-23$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716746
Introduction to Solar Electric Power — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-06$125 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 am - 5 pm<br><br>Gain essential understanding and begin your study and training in the field of solar photovoltaic power production. Learn the basics of solar power and define the characteristics that enable power production. Course topics include: understanding solar radiation and the solar window, evaluating system types and their applications, identifying systems parts and components, and learning how systems operate. You will examine a residential home's electrical load, review measures to maximize electric efficiency, and gain understanding of the essential steps required to evaluate a site for solar power production.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754895
Introduction to Video Editing — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 10 am - Noon. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, you'll explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You'll also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912677
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-06-03 thru 2017-06-24$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466570
Jumpstart Your Passion Project (Online) — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-29$129 — OnlineView Details

Attention writers and entrepreneurs! Turn your creative ideas into action. In a natural follow-up to Discover your Passion Project, find out how to claim the Passion Project that makes you come alive and commit to 30 days of action to see where it leads you. Get energy-boosting strategies and transformational tools to ensure creative flow. Weekly check-ins provide accountability, clarity and momentum. Discover whether your idea deserves more attention or a different direction. This four-week class has four group teleconference coaching sessions (June 8-29) and four individual self-paced online sessions to take at your convenience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145453197
Just for the Halibut: Advanced Seafood Cookery — 2017-06-15 thru 2017-06-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504826
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-08-17$139 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527504
Laying Up Your Boat — 2017-08-16 thru 2017-08-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761509
Learn to Sew — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-07-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm (No class July 4)<br><br>Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136123073
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$10 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873722
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$19 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145819425
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos — 2017-05-31 thru 2017-05-31$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 5:30 - 8 :30 pm<br><br>If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717191
Marine Radar — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7-9 pm. This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761270
Mastering Microsoft Excel as a Database — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>This class is the first of a two-part series; the other is Merging Excel Data into Word Documents. It's helpful to take both, but you may also take either separately. Using Excel as a database is a simple, powerful way to collect information--whether you are creating a contact list for an organization, planning your Christmas card mailing, or creating an inventory of household items. The first step in merging Excel data into a Word document is to create the spreadsheet as a database. In this class, you will learn to easily enter, store, and filter data using Excel as a database. Topics include: entering records and fields correctly, using database tools to select specific records, adding records and removing duplicates, formatting your database, and exploring other database functions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716562
Mastering the Boating Rules of the Road — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891314
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-08-23$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Noon - 12:45 pm<br><br>As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle--even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you'll learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489607
Merging Excel Data into Word Documents — 2017-06-27 thru 2017-06-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>This class is the second of a two-part series; the other is Using Microsoft Excel as a Database. I'’s helpful to take both, but you may also take either separately. In this class, you will pull names, addresses, and other information from the Excel database into documents, labels, envelopes, or emails using Word’s Mail Merge feature. Mail Merge lets you send personalized messages to multiple contacts without retyping. Each message has the same content, yet some parts can be customized. This saves time and reduces the likelihood of errors that occur when retyping data. Topics include: determining content to personalize, creating a form letter with customized fields, the four steps to merging data, and selecting and filtering records in the merge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716629
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873782
Microsoft Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, and Graphics — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC's of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716688
Microsoft Word Skills Refresher — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds & Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Discover the power and uses of the software while working through activities in our computer lab. Topics include: Creating and formatting new documents, Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes, Learning to use basic format tools. This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence. Uses Word 2013 version. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716395
MIOSHA Training: Creating a Positive Safety Culture — 2017-05-11 thru 2017-05-11$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am - 4 pm<br><br>Learn to manage leadership and employee involvement in order to develop an effective culture that will support a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). We'll use data, examples, case studies, and activities to illustrate best practices and help you improve your company’s safety culture. Gain understanding of the factors that affect culture and their impact on safety performance. Course outcomes include: <br><br> - Defining organizational culture and its impact on performance - <br><br> - Explain the impact of safety systems and other corporate systems on safety culture -<br><br> - Evaluate the safety culture within your organization. -<br><br>This course meets requirements for residential builders' pre-license safety training requirements. Lunch is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137755165
Course ClosedNative Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872869
NMC Concert Band — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-20$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesdays, 7 - 9 pm<br><br>You can be part of NMC's Summer Concert Band program. Made up of community members and college students who play traditional instruments, the summer program consists of three rehearsals and four concerts spread over the summer in mostly outdoor venues. You will need at least an upper high school level competency. Participants need to register through NMC Extended Education (995-1700). Audition or interview with the director is a prerequisite to registering. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 53. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754618
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$200 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543205
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543279
NMC Fitness - Student Annual — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543339
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$60 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543396
Course ClosedNoon HIIT Interval Training — 2017-05-08 thru 2017-05-04$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, Noon - 12:35 pm<br><br>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 exercise. 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. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat, and a towel.

  • Seats available: 15. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581008
Noon HIIT Interval Training — 2017-07-10 thru 2017-08-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, Noon - 12:35 pm<br><br>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 exercise. 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. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat, and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581063
Northern Michigan Geology — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-13$125 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 08:30 am - 12:30 pm (Lab); Thurs, 08:30 am - 4 pm (Trip). <br><br>Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872998
Open Welding Lab — 2017-07-15 thru 2017-07-22$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Qualified students who pass the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466648
Course ClosedPainting I — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-07-10$445 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, 9 am - 12:50 pm. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 226067487
Course ClosedPartner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-05-14 thru 2017-05-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542849
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-06-18 thru 2017-06-18$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542914
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-08-02 thru 2017-08-02$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542968
Partner In Command - Boating — 2017-07-26 thru 2017-07-26$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar provides an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761377
Personal Trainer - 10 Session Public — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$350 — Face to FaceView Details

Need extra focus to reach your fitness goals? Get personalized 50-minute training sessions with highly qualified, certified personal trainers. Ages 17 to 90+ are welcome. Call 231-995-1700 to register for 10-sessions for $350 ($295 with LIFE Discount) or 6 sessions for $225 ($190 with LIFE Discount). Academic student rates are available. NMC Fitness Center Membership is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543456
Personal Trainer - 6 Session Public — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Need extra focus to reach your fitness goals? Get personalized 50-minute training sessions with highly qualified, certified personal trainers. Ages 17 to 90+ are welcome. Call 231-995-1700 to register for 10-sessions for $350 ($295 with LIFE Discount) or 6 sessions for $225 ($190 with LIFE Discount). Academic student rates are available. NMC Fitness Center Membership is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543597
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912804
Photography -- A Field Experience — 2017-08-02 thru 2017-08-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Are you looking for a hands-on photography experience? Gain confidence and learn to take better photographs while working side-by-side with award-winning photographer, Chris Doyal. Begin in the classroom with a quick review of exposure basics, composition, and the various shooting modes on your camera. Then take your skills outside for practice, personal instruction, and instant feedback. End with an opportunity to review what worked and how to improve what didn't work. Bring your digital camera with memory card, fully charged battery, and all your questions. This is not a beginning class. You should have a solid understanding of your camera and its setting modes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912615
Reflexology for Life — 2017-08-17 thru 2017-08-17$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489678
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754694
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136160377
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504978
Sailing — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-06-27$179 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 251 (Rescheduled from Wednesdays, May 17-June 28, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211). 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. The course also covers helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and discusses boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions will be arranged with the instructor. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 208379081
Course ClosedSailing — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-04-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm. 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. The course also covers helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and discusses boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions will be arranged with the instructor. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911719
Sail Trim — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-05-10$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar shows the experienced and novice sailor how to tune a sail boat's mast and, in simple and clear terms, how to trim (adjust) a boat's sails for optimum performance in a wide range of weather conditions. No assumptions or prior knowledge of sailing are made.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224551681
Sausage Making Workshop — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504902
Sell Like an eBay Pro — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717064
Simplify Your Life — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>They say less is more! In this interactive class, we'll define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond the clutter, and tackle busyness, health, finances, and more. Learn how less stress, less stuff, and fewer obligations can lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan in hand to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137678282
Sketching on Location — 2017-05-13 thru 2017-05-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136089839
Course ClosedSleeping Bear Dunes -- The Big Story — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873088
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-05-09$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142904730
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142910925
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142910964
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-30 thru 2017-05-30$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911017
Solar and Energy Storage — 2017-06-10 thru 2017-06-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturday, 10 am - Noon<br><br>Discover how solar power combined with new energy storage technology are drastically changing the way we get our power. Companies like Tesla Motors and Solar City are moving toward a new energy future where the sun charges batteries and the batteries run both the home and the cars. Examine the technology that enables this power revolution and understand the parts and components that make them work.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754829
Summer Appetizers — 2017-07-13 thru 2017-07-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Does the thought of using Puff Pastry seem difficult to you? Worry no more! Discover how to make simple restaurant looking appetizers and desserts using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. Wow your family and friends with luscious tasting tartlets artfully arranged on serving dishes. Discover ways to finish the edges and create a variety of tarts including an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tartlet. Try a sweet stilton cheese and apple napoleon to top off any summer event. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to try your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take-home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542653
Summer Garden Harvest — 2017-07-10 thru 2017-07-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Discover what to do with the season's abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to include what’s locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542577
Course ClosedSummer Grilling — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>What's summer without a cookout? Find out how to grill like a pro from local chef, Adam McMarlin, and gain preparation and cooking techniques and purchasing tips. Learn how to prepare, marinate, brine and dry rub meats--all on your home grill. Recipes include summer vegetable ratatouille, grilled chicken wings, brined pork loin and a dry rubbed beef tri-tip. Here’s to making each meal a celebration of summer tastes. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505374
Summer Pies from Scratch — 2017-07-19 thru 2017-07-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's berry harvest to favorite lemon meringue. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options like a homemade lemon curd and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies with lattice, meringue, or crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542735
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-08-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137514219
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$229 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 5:30 - 7:20 pm<br><br>In this joint offering with NMC academic course, you'll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448081
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619153
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-17$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619236
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil — 2017-06-10 thru 2017-06-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142859351
Course ClosedThe Summer Sketch Book — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-22$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136077365
The Ultimate Burger — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Nothing says summer like a fat, juicy patty, sizzling hot off the grill, slathered with condiments and sandwiched in a bun. Are you hungry yet? Discover how to make the best burgers - and not just beef, mind you! Learn how to prep the cheese properly to get the oozing, melted effect everyone craves. Add inspired new toppings like Cajun grilled onions, quick pickled cucumbers or a spiced tomato chutney. Bring it on this summer! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505299
The Wedding Dance — 2017-05-21 thru 2017-05-21$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543040
The Wedding Dance — 2017-06-11 thru 2017-06-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543091
TIPS - Alcohol Server Awareness Training — 2017-05-22 thru 2017-05-22$59 — Face to FaceView Details

To work in the hospitality industry, the state recommends that employees be alcohol server certified. TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is a skills-based training program that focuses on the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Alcohol management protects the employees, licensees, and public. The 5-hour program is designed for supervisors and front-of-the-house staff at restaurants, wineries, and other hospitality establishments. Class includes all materials, testing, and certification that is valid for three years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 227713747
Course ClosedTrade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-05-11 thru 2017-05-11$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136467000
Trump's Years to Come — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1 - 4 pm. (Rescheduled from May 25th Date listed in Catalog). Join Jack Segal, experienced senior US Diplomat, as he examines our newly elected president’s foreign policy actions or inactions we might encounter. Examine what signals can we use leading up to being elected, and since being elected, that can help us examine the new President's possible foreign policy over the next four years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873428
Course ClosedTRX Suspension Training — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-27$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:15 - 6:15 pm. All core, all the time! This is a high-intensity interval and cardio training class. Have fun and challenge your heart rate with a dynamic blend of cardio exercises, then move to the TRX straps for a round of intense strength work. Suspension training gives you an edge over conventional strength training by leveraging gravity and body weight; allowing you to control the intensity of each exercise. Additionally, this training cultivates the development of truly functional strength and improved flexibility, balance, endurance, and core stability all at once. All levels welcome; modifications always provided. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: -1. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581128
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581627
Two Views of Society: We're in This Together vs. You're on Your Own — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-06-13$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 1:30 - 4 pm. What we view as normal or even exemplary behavior is an important element of our society. We celebrate virtues of achievement, individual freedom, and getting ahead. But without a moral compass, achievement becomes greed, individual freedom becomes license, and getting ahead becomes winner take all. A critical feature of society is the balance between individual freedom and drive, and the solidarity and community that come from trust, neighborliness, and regard for the larger good. We'll lay out the central features of each side of the equation and explore examples of balance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873358
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912431
Using GPS — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts, which provide essential information about what is around you. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS and what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553165
Course ClosedUsing VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-05-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 20. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553124
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-07-20$149 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:00 -07:00 am (No Class July 4)<br><br>We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527633
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-07-25 thru 2017-08-31$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:00 -07:00 am<br><br>We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527694
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-07-20$149 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:30 - 07:30 am (No class July 4th) Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527765
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-07-25 thru 2017-08-31$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:30 - 07:30 am Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527826
Waterscapes in Watercolor — 2017-07-20 thru 2017-07-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466397
White and Bright Floral Photography — 2017-07-26 thru 2017-07-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm. Discover how to overcome your camera's limitations to create elegant and richly colored floral images with a clean white 'High Key' background. You'll first learn what makes this technique possible and then as a group, we’ll create a floral arrangement that we’ll photograph together. Next, you'll get a chance to make creative decisions about what characteristics and colors of the flowers to emphasize as the images are processed. You'll see the colors come to life like the artistry of a painting. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142939332
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-05$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505152
Women's Golf Basics — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-06-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911599
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-19 thru 2017-08-14$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 5:45 - 7 pm<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490259
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-18$139 — Face to FaceView Details

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490304
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-24 thru 2017-08-19$139 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 9 - 10:30 am<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490359
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-18$189 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527566
Course ClosedNoon HIIT Interval Training — 2017-05-08 thru 2017-05-04$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, Noon - 12:35 pm<br><br>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 exercise. 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. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat, and a towel.

  • Seats available: 15. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581008
America's Boating Course — 2017-05-08 thru 2017-05-22$65 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 6 - 9 pm. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core U.S. Power Squadron 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. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911661
Course ClosedTRX Suspension Training — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-27$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:15 - 6:15 pm. All core, all the time! This is a high-intensity interval and cardio training class. Have fun and challenge your heart rate with a dynamic blend of cardio exercises, then move to the TRX straps for a round of intense strength work. Suspension training gives you an edge over conventional strength training by leveraging gravity and body weight; allowing you to control the intensity of each exercise. Additionally, this training cultivates the development of truly functional strength and improved flexibility, balance, endurance, and core stability all at once. All levels welcome; modifications always provided. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: -1. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581128
Functional Fitness — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-01$119 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581702
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-06-15$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619153
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-09 thru 2017-05-09$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142904730
Course ClosedCycling (Spinning) — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-06-28$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: -1. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581513
Bikram Yoga — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-06-10$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation May 10, 3 pm<br><br>The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is May 10 for the class that begins May 10; orientation is Wed., June 14 for the class that begins June 13; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527890
Sail Trim — 2017-05-10 thru 2017-05-10$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar shows the experienced and novice sailor how to tune a sail boat's mast and, in simple and clear terms, how to trim (adjust) a boat's sails for optimum performance in a wide range of weather conditions. No assumptions or prior knowledge of sailing are made.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224551681
Course ClosedTrade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-05-11 thru 2017-05-11$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136467000
MIOSHA Training: Creating a Positive Safety Culture — 2017-05-11 thru 2017-05-11$120 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am - 4 pm<br><br>Learn to manage leadership and employee involvement in order to develop an effective culture that will support a Safety and Health Management System (SHMS). We'll use data, examples, case studies, and activities to illustrate best practices and help you improve your company’s safety culture. Gain understanding of the factors that affect culture and their impact on safety performance. Course outcomes include: <br><br> - Defining organizational culture and its impact on performance - <br><br> - Explain the impact of safety systems and other corporate systems on safety culture -<br><br> - Evaluate the safety culture within your organization. -<br><br>This course meets requirements for residential builders' pre-license safety training requirements. Lunch is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137755165
Course ClosedArms - Abs and Assets — 2017-05-12 thru 2017-06-30$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: -2. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619309
Sketching on Location — 2017-05-13 thru 2017-05-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136089839
Course ClosedPartner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-05-14 thru 2017-05-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542849
Course ClosedPainting I — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-07-10$445 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, 9 am - 12:50 pm. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Students in this course are both academic and non-credit. Students taking as non-credit must adhere to all the same student conduct code as others students in the course.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 226067487
Course ClosedA Tour of Italy — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-05-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Begin your culinary journey of Northern Italy in Trentino Alto Adige with Strangolapreti, a delicious dumpling. Next stop is Lombardia to try Casonsei, an unusual-shaped filled pasta; then travel through Emiglia Romagna to make Bigoli, a very large spaghetti; then on to Piemonte for Agnolotti and north to Val d'Aosta for gnocchi di grano saraceno, potato and buckwheat gnocchi. Come make a variety of typical regional northern Italian pastas that you’ll enjoy making, but most importantly, tasting! This class is great for vegetarians. Ci vediamo presto! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505225
Beginning Ukulele — 2017-05-15 thru 2017-05-22$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 7 - 8 pm<br><br>Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You'll get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754491
Course ClosedEntrepreneur's Retreat Day — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1 - 5 pm<br><br>Do you feel like you're working hard yet not achieving the results you want in your business? It's time for a mini retreat to re-ignite your passion and your focus. Take time to step back from the busy-ness of business and life to reflect on why you went into business in the first place. Gain clarity around your inspiring business vision, ideal customers/clients, benefit-driven marketing messages, steps to reach your sales goals, top five strategies for success, and next steps. Leave with a plan that inspires action and results.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504577
Course ClosedBeginning Computers for Mac — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs & Fri, 9 am - Noon<br><br>If you are an absolute beginner or a novice needing a refresher, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages for Macs. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Mac IOS computer operations. Practice manipulating text, cutting, pasting, and copying, and learn how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge and confidence to grow your computer skills.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716812
Course ClosedCloud Computing Basics — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>The Cloud is now a popular way to access your computer information and programs from anywhere there is wifi or internet access. Take your information mobile as you discover how you can access your pictures, files, documents, apps and software from the cloud. Learn how to use iCloud, Drop Box, One Drive, and Google Drive. Get an up-to-date review of computer and information security; and discover how to dictate texts, emails, and notes; and how to attach files to your messages.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717258
Into The Wilderness — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-17$105 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 10 am - Noon; Wed, 9 am - 4 pm. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore's 71,000 acres have been set aside as 'wilderness' by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated 'wilderness'. The tour includes morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features, and lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872740
Course ClosedGuide to Tree Identification — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872807
Course ClosedSleeping Bear Dunes -- The Big Story — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873088
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-05-16$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142910925
Golf Fundamentals — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-06-06$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911267
Sailing — 2017-05-16 thru 2017-06-27$179 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesdays, 6 - 9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 251 (Rescheduled from Wednesdays, May 17-June 28, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211). 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. The course also covers helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and discusses boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions will be arranged with the instructor. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 208379081
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$200 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543205
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543279
NMC Fitness - Student Annual — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$100 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543339
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$60 — Face to FaceView Details

Do something today that your future self will thank you for! Get the personal attention you deserve at the NMC Fitness Center. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education--as we get to know you and your needs. There's always a fitness specialist available to assist you in getting your fitness program on track and staying on track. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are available, call 995-1739 for details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543396
Personal Trainer - 10 Session Public — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$350 — Face to FaceView Details

Need extra focus to reach your fitness goals? Get personalized 50-minute training sessions with highly qualified, certified personal trainers. Ages 17 to 90+ are welcome. Call 231-995-1700 to register for 10-sessions for $350 ($295 with LIFE Discount) or 6 sessions for $225 ($190 with LIFE Discount). Academic student rates are available. NMC Fitness Center Membership is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543456
Personal Trainer - 6 Session Public — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-08-25$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Need extra focus to reach your fitness goals? Get personalized 50-minute training sessions with highly qualified, certified personal trainers. Ages 17 to 90+ are welcome. Call 231-995-1700 to register for 10-sessions for $350 ($295 with LIFE Discount) or 6 sessions for $225 ($190 with LIFE Discount). Academic student rates are available. NMC Fitness Center Membership is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543597
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-05-17$39 — Face to FaceView Details

THIS IS RESCHEDULED TO 5/25/2017 - Still time to sign up. Weds, 5/25/2017, 1 - 3 pm, UC209. 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716946
Women's Golf Basics — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-06-07$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm. Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911599
Course ClosedSailing — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-04-26$179 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm. 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. The course also covers helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and discusses boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions will be arranged with the instructor. A USPS course.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911719
Course ClosedUsing VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio — 2017-05-17 thru 2017-05-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 20. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553124
Course ClosedIntroduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-05-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 - 10 am<br><br>Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716455
Guitar 101 — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-05-25$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754424
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement — 2017-05-18 thru 2017-06-08$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911514
Course ClosedArt of Aroma--Creating Blends of Essential Oils — 2017-05-19 thru 2017-05-19$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm<br><br>Aromatherapy uses essential oils to support a person's health or emotions. Join Linda Bayer, who makes her own blends, to discover the art and science of these amazing oils. Learn Jeanne Rose’s Basic 7 Vocabulary of Odor and do sensory testing on several essential oils. Discover how to identify essential oils for specific purposes. Create your own 'Art of Aroma'--at least five blends focused on physical, emotional, and home use. You will have access to more than 30 essential oils, including some 'precious' oils, to mix your 'Art of Aroma'. All materials included. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137488591
The Wedding Dance — 2017-05-21 thru 2017-05-21$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543040
TIPS - Alcohol Server Awareness Training — 2017-05-22 thru 2017-05-22$59 — Face to FaceView Details

To work in the hospitality industry, the state recommends that employees be alcohol server certified. TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is a skills-based training program that focuses on the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Alcohol management protects the employees, licensees, and public. The 5-hour program is designed for supervisors and front-of-the-house staff at restaurants, wineries, and other hospitality establishments. Class includes all materials, testing, and certification that is valid for three years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 227713747
Sausage Making Workshop — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504902
Course ClosedGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 am - 4 pm. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover the towns, what happened to them, and the people who lived there. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.), then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. We'll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people find. Includes lunch, transportation, and teacher/guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Meet at University Center Parking Lot at 8 am.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835401
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-05-23$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142910964
English as a Second Language (ESL) Intermediate Level — 2017-05-23 thru 2017-06-29$129 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717327
Simplify Your Life — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>They say less is more! In this interactive class, we'll define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond the clutter, and tackle busyness, health, finances, and more. Learn how less stress, less stuff, and fewer obligations can lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan in hand to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137678282
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716093
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912431
Using GPS — 2017-05-24 thru 2017-05-24$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts, which provide essential information about what is around you. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS and what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553165
The Ultimate Burger — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Nothing says summer like a fat, juicy patty, sizzling hot off the grill, slathered with condiments and sandwiched in a bun. Are you hungry yet? Discover how to make the best burgers - and not just beef, mind you! Learn how to prep the cheese properly to get the oozing, melted effect everyone craves. Add inspired new toppings like Cajun grilled onions, quick pickled cucumbers or a spiced tomato chutney. Bring it on this summer! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505299
Sell Like an eBay Pro — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717064
Course ClosedNative Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk — 2017-05-25 thru 2017-05-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872869
Adult Aerial Arts — 2017-05-26 thru 2017-06-23$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Fridays, 5:30 - 7 pm (Orientation May 19)<br><br>This is a beginner to intermediate aerials class for those 18 and older. You will learn multiple skills appropriate for the aerial silks and aerial hoop or lyra. We'll cover proper warm-up and flexibility for aerial training as well as strength training to build muscle, and endurance applicable for the aerial arts. To maintain safety we need to make sure every student is aware, knowledgeable, and proficient in basic skills like foot knots, climbing, and of common nomenclature before starting the session of classes. The first class of each option is a mandatory orientation that must be completed to participate. Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC, 49686). Mandatory orientation for the May class is Fri., May 19, 7:30-8:30 pm; mandatory orientation for July class is Wed., July 12, 7-8 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580692
Small Town Nature Hikes — 2017-05-30 thru 2017-05-30$19 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 11 am - 1 pm. Join hiker Gloria Halligan to explore favorite trails and towns of northern Michigan. Each adventure includes a trail hike and a small town walk. Trail hikes involve elevations or beach walks which are moderate to difficult, but not over two miles in length. The combined hike and town walk will total about 3-4 miles. Wear trail footwear or shoes that are comfortable for walking on hard surfaces. Hike locations will be emailed or mailed to students a few days before each class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911017
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos — 2017-05-31 thru 2017-05-31$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 5:30 - 8 :30 pm<br><br>If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137717191
Boat Handling Under Power — 2017-05-31 thru 2017-05-31$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Boating happens in various weather conditions and all marina's or other docks are from one extreme to another. This seminar shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of situations, as well trimming the boat for the best operation underway. Let's get you in and out with confidence!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224553194
Boost Your Email Campaigns: Best Practices — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-01$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504653
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873782
Discover Your Passion Project — 2017-06-01 thru 2017-06-01$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 6 - 7:30 pm. Are you a writer or entrepreneur with a creative idea longing to see the light of day... perhaps a book, short story, blog, or a money-making idea that's been calling for your attention...but, somehow you just don't get to it? Learn the five reasons people fail to turn ideas into reality and how to avoid those pitfalls. Discover mind mapping to identify the project that makes you come alive, inspires action and gets you so excited that you can't hold back. Shift scattered energy into focused energy and finally turn someday into today!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145453129
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro — 2017-06-02 thru 2017-06-23$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716746
Introduction to Welding: Skill and Safety Lab Qualification — 2017-06-03 thru 2017-06-24$199 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466570
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals — 2017-06-03 thru 2017-07-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 09:00 - 10:00 am<br><br>You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what the dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It, and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; we’ll discuss the fundamentals for classroom work with the dogs for the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137678358
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-05$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466770
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-05$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505152
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$99 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873520
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$179 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873590
Forever Fit - Session 1 — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-08-11$139 — Face to FaceView Details

For all ages and fitness levels. Choose the early start (June 5) or the later start (June 19). Both cost the same, start early, you receive 2 weeks free! Improve your fitness with these flexible times/fitness options. For around $6 an hour, we'll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities--and our classes offer that! Our guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit what works best for you on any given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. The Forever Fit package has 130 summer hours of exercise classes for you! Start or continue your fitness-level journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 45. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873630
Continuing Ukulele — 2017-06-05 thru 2017-06-12$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 7 - 8 pm<br><br>Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754549
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-13$95 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136160377
Functional Fitness — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-29$119 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581773
NMC Concert Band — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-20$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesdays, 7 - 9 pm<br><br>You can be part of NMC's Summer Concert Band program. Made up of community members and college students who play traditional instruments, the summer program consists of three rehearsals and four concerts spread over the summer in mostly outdoor venues. You will need at least an upper high school level competency. Participants need to register through NMC Extended Education (995-1700). Audition or interview with the director is a prerequisite to registering. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 53. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754618
Introduction to Solar Electric Power — 2017-06-06 thru 2017-06-06$125 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 8 am - 5 pm<br><br>Gain essential understanding and begin your study and training in the field of solar photovoltaic power production. Learn the basics of solar power and define the characteristics that enable power production. Course topics include: understanding solar radiation and the solar window, evaluating system types and their applications, identifying systems parts and components, and learning how systems operate. You will examine a residential home's electrical load, review measures to maximize electric efficiency, and gain understanding of the essential steps required to evaluate a site for solar power production.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754895
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504978
Trump's Years to Come — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1 - 4 pm. (Rescheduled from May 25th Date listed in Catalog). Join Jack Segal, experienced senior US Diplomat, as he examines our newly elected president’s foreign policy actions or inactions we might encounter. Examine what signals can we use leading up to being elected, and since being elected, that can help us examine the new President's possible foreign policy over the next four years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873428
Backpacking I — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-11$290 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat & Sun, overnight trip; Orientation is Weds, June 7, 7 - 10 pm. Designed for beginning backpackers, this weekend course includes basic skills, overnight camping, equipment, food planning and preparation, navigation, and backcountry first aid. Equipment provided if needed. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the orientation (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Call 995-1198 for course details.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911862
Mastering the Boating Rules of the Road — 2017-06-07 thru 2017-06-07$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891314
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$39 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504710
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716276
Jumpstart Your Passion Project (Online) — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-29$129 — OnlineView Details

Attention writers and entrepreneurs! Turn your creative ideas into action. In a natural follow-up to Discover your Passion Project, find out how to claim the Passion Project that makes you come alive and commit to 30 days of action to see where it leads you. Get energy-boosting strategies and transformational tools to ensure creative flow. Weekly check-ins provide accountability, clarity and momentum. Discover whether your idea deserves more attention or a different direction. This four-week class has four group teleconference coaching sessions (June 8-29) and four individual self-paced online sessions to take at your convenience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145453197
Essential Skills for Photographers — 2017-06-08 thru 2017-06-08$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912501
The Hidden Partnership of Plants and Soil — 2017-06-10 thru 2017-06-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142859351
Solar and Energy Storage — 2017-06-10 thru 2017-06-10$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturday, 10 am - Noon<br><br>Discover how solar power combined with new energy storage technology are drastically changing the way we get our power. Companies like Tesla Motors and Solar City are moving toward a new energy future where the sun charges batteries and the batteries run both the home and the cars. Examine the technology that enables this power revolution and understand the parts and components that make them work.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754829
The Wedding Dance — 2017-06-11 thru 2017-06-11$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136543091
Ceramics I — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$465 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 1 - 4:50 pm<br><br>This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136160457
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$229 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 5:30 - 7:20 pm<br><br>In this joint offering with NMC academic course, you'll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448081
DIY Probiotics: Making Kefir — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-06-13$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 6:30 - 9 pm<br><br>Trillions of microbes live in your gut, both good guys and bad guys. Learn how to eat to create an environment where the good guys flourish and keep you healthy. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and which ones contain helpful probiotics. Make coconut kefir and milk kefir, which are ferments that easily fit into a busy lifestyle. You will also learn an easy trick to create probiotic hummus and applesauce that can be applied to other foods as well. This class is for anyone seeking to enhance their general health and may be especially helpful for those who have been on antibiotics. Bring a small jar to take home a culture to make your own kefir.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489544
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-07-20$149 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:00 -07:00 am (No Class July 4)<br><br>We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527633
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-07-20$149 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:30 - 07:30 am (No class July 4th) Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527765
Bikram Yoga — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-08-08$225 — Face to FaceView Details

Flexible schedule, Orientation June 14 , 3 pm<br><br>The original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes, three times per week on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Required orientation is May 10 for the class that begins May 10; orientation is Wed., June 14 for the class that begins June 13<br><br>; both are 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant). This course may also be taken for credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527951
Two Views of Society: We're in This Together vs. You're on Your Own — 2017-06-13 thru 2017-06-13$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 1:30 - 4 pm. What we view as normal or even exemplary behavior is an important element of our society. We celebrate virtues of achievement, individual freedom, and getting ahead. But without a moral compass, achievement becomes greed, individual freedom becomes license, and getting ahead becomes winner take all. A critical feature of society is the balance between individual freedom and drive, and the solidarity and community that come from trust, neighborliness, and regard for the larger good. We'll lay out the central features of each side of the equation and explore examples of balance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873358
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122995
Aikido - Beginning — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-08-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448168
Aikido - Continuing — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-08-02$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137448276
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716217
Microsoft Word Skills Refresher — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-15$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds & Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Discover the power and uses of the software while working through activities in our computer lab. Topics include: Creating and formatting new documents, Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes, Learning to use basic format tools. This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence. Uses Word 2013 version. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716395
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137754694
Anchoring — 2017-06-14 thru 2017-06-14$50 — Face to FaceView Details

The Anchoring Seminar has been prepared to assist boaters in understanding the issues and problems involving the theories of anchor weight, the methods used to anchor, and the choices of anchor types for the area of boating. The slides and notations on anchoring are intended to raise awareness of the need for correct anchor choices and the mechanics of proper anchoring techniques. The knowledge gained from completing this seminar will increase the boater's understanding of the conditions and situations involved in anchoring a boat and the need for a proper anchor choice.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891385
Just for the Halibut: Advanced Seafood Cookery — 2017-06-15 thru 2017-06-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136504826
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable — 2017-06-15 thru 2017-06-15$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - Noon<br><br>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 = 137717010
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-06-18 thru 2017-06-18$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542914
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-19 thru 2017-08-14$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Mondays, 5:45 - 7 pm<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490259
Course ClosedThe Summer Sketch Book — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-22$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136077365
Glass Fusion for the Garden — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-22$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122664
Learn to Sew — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-07-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8 pm (No class July 4)<br><br>Experience the enjoyment of creating with fabric while learning basic sewing skills. Learn to sew straight lines and curves, and understand pattern directions. You'll complete a small project, then move to a project of your own choosing--many costing $20 or less--after receiving general guidelines. Bring your sewing machine, instruction manual, and all items that came with it. You'll learn about machine maintenance, too. Need a machine? There are a few to rent for the duration of the class; reserve one when registering by calling 231-995-1700, and pay $5 at the first class. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136123073
Course ClosedSummer Grilling — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>What's summer without a cookout? Find out how to grill like a pro from local chef, Adam McMarlin, and gain preparation and cooking techniques and purchasing tips. Learn how to prepare, marinate, brine and dry rub meats--all on your home grill. Recipes include summer vegetable ratatouille, grilled chicken wings, brined pork loin and a dry rubbed beef tri-tip. Here’s to making each meal a celebration of summer tastes. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505374
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-08-15$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490076
Sunrise Flow Yoga — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-08-15$99 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137514219
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone/iPad - Level 2 — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone or iPad course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. Please provide your email at registration so that the instructor can send you information before the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716339
Mastering Microsoft Excel as a Database — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-20$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>This class is the first of a two-part series; the other is Merging Excel Data into Word Documents. It's helpful to take both, but you may also take either separately. Using Excel as a database is a simple, powerful way to collect information--whether you are creating a contact list for an organization, planning your Christmas card mailing, or creating an inventory of household items. The first step in merging Excel data into a Word document is to create the spreadsheet as a database. In this class, you will learn to easily enter, store, and filter data using Excel as a database. Topics include: entering records and fields correctly, using database tools to select specific records, adding records and removing duplicates, formatting your database, and exploring other database functions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716562
Introduction to Video Editing — 2017-06-20 thru 2017-06-21$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 10 am - Noon. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, you'll explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You'll also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912677
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16) — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-21$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136539168
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-08-16$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 10:00 - 11:15 am<br><br>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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490141
Edit Phots Like a Pro — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912740
Crew Overboard — 2017-06-21 thru 2017-06-21$50 — Face to FaceView Details

This seminar is designed to teach boaters how to react, and then, how to recover a crew member or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment as well as maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water. It also covers the responsibility of the person in the water in this emergency situation and methods of recovering that person.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891401
Beginning Yoga — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-08-17$119 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:45 - 7 pm<br><br>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 = 137490197
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-08-17$139 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527504
Field Botany for the Naturalist — 2017-06-22 thru 2017-07-06$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am - Noon. Have you ever wondered about the plants you see as you walk through the woods or your own yard? Learn basic tenets of botany--including terminology and plant families--identifying common plants by sight, and how to 'key' plants. This will be an adventure as you gain a new perspective on the world around you! Each class session meets at a different site--beautiful bogs, forests, fields, and marshes--around Traverse City or Leelanau County. Be prepared for uneven and wet terrain, variable weather, mosquitos, and lots of walking. Bring a notebook, water bottle, a magnifier for looking at small plant parts, and your questions! This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. First class meets at Hatlem Creek Preserve, on Plowman Rd. near Empire (directions at LeelanauConservancy.org).

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873168
Twelve O'Clock Toner — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581627
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-18$139 — Face to FaceView Details

Fridays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490304
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies — 2017-06-23 thru 2017-08-18$189 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527566
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond — 2017-06-24 thru 2017-08-19$139 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 9 - 10:30 am<br><br>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: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137490359
Merging Excel Data into Word Documents — 2017-06-27 thru 2017-06-27$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tuesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>This class is the second of a two-part series; the other is Using Microsoft Excel as a Database. I'’s helpful to take both, but you may also take either separately. In this class, you will pull names, addresses, and other information from the Excel database into documents, labels, envelopes, or emails using Word’s Mail Merge feature. Mail Merge lets you send personalized messages to multiple contacts without retyping. Each message has the same content, yet some parts can be customized. This saves time and reduces the likelihood of errors that occur when retyping data. Topics include: determining content to personalize, creating a form letter with customized fields, the four steps to merging data, and selecting and filtering records in the merge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716629
Emergencies on Board a Boat — 2017-06-28 thru 2017-06-28$50 — Face to FaceView Details

This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board a boat. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 224891434
Cycling (Spinning) — 2017-07-05 thru 2017-08-23$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581567
Arms - Abs and Assets — 2017-07-07 thru 2017-08-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619379
Summer Garden Harvest — 2017-07-10 thru 2017-07-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Discover what to do with the season's abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to include what’s locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542577
Noon HIIT Interval Training — 2017-07-10 thru 2017-08-09$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Weds, Noon - 12:35 pm<br><br>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 exercise. 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. Summer sessions take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat, and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136581063
Functional Fitness — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-24$189 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 6:30 - 7:30 am<br><br>Ever wanted to try CrossFit but felt intimidated? TC Total CrossFit offers constantly varied, functional fitness at a learning pace suitable for any level. Utilizing cross-training methodology that is diverse and challenging, workouts are tailored to your fitness needs and limitations, and can be accelerated as your abilities expand. Control intensity using bodyweight skills and a myriad of equipment in a safe and encouraging environment. CrossFit is effective for building strength and aerobic endurance, improving body composition, flexibility, and metabolic health. Headed to work afterwards? No worries, showers are available. Join the camaraderie and have fun while working out! Adults and youth age 14+ are welcome. All options include Optional Open Gym Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., during the weeks of your class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137447741
TC Total: Power Weightlifting — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-17$149 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136619236
Gentle Yoga — 2017-07-11 thru 2017-08-22$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873229
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-08-23$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Noon - 12:45 pm<br><br>As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle--even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you'll learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489607
Microsoft Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, and Graphics — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC's of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716688
Northern Michigan Geology — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-13$125 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 08:30 am - 12:30 pm (Lab); Thurs, 08:30 am - 4 pm (Trip). <br><br>Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872998
Close-up Photography — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912560
Course ClosedCanoeing I — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-16$290 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat & Sun, Orientation: Weds, July 12, 7 - 10 pm. Instruction in various techniques of canoeing will be introduced in flat water. Wilderness travel by canoe is discussed. Two one-day trips are planned. Canoes are provided. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the orientation (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Call 995-1198 for course details.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912197
Marine Radar — 2017-07-12 thru 2017-07-12$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7-9 pm. This seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761270
Summer Appetizers — 2017-07-13 thru 2017-07-13$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Does the thought of using Puff Pastry seem difficult to you? Worry no more! Discover how to make simple restaurant looking appetizers and desserts using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. Wow your family and friends with luscious tasting tartlets artfully arranged on serving dishes. Discover ways to finish the edges and create a variety of tarts including an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tartlet. Try a sweet stilton cheese and apple napoleon to top off any summer event. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to try your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take-home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542653
Open Welding Lab — 2017-07-15 thru 2017-07-22$99 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Qualified students who pass the Introduction to Welding course can sign up for extra lab time. Bring your project and work on it under the watchful eye of our instructor. You will need to purchase safety glasses, gloves, tools, and welding helmet prior to taking this course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466648
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants — 2017-07-15 thru 2017-07-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturday, 1 - 4 pm<br><br>Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We'll also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared to walk in the woods. Optional text: The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872939
Discover Watercolor Painting — 2017-07-18 thru 2017-07-19$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Weds, 6-9 pm<br><br>Expand your artistic ability as you explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice discover how to create dynamic artwork using the unique aspects of watercolor. Learn the use of a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift and wipe paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136122371
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone — 2017-07-18 thru 2017-07-18$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 - 10 am<br><br>Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You'll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716155
Summer Pies from Scratch — 2017-07-19 thru 2017-07-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm<br><br>Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's berry harvest to favorite lemon meringue. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options like a homemade lemon curd and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies with lattice, meringue, or crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542735
Drops of Light Photography — 2017-07-19 thru 2017-07-22$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, July 19, 6-9 pm and Sat, July 22, 7-9 am. Join award-winning photographer, Charles St. Charles, and discover a very specialized type of macro photography that uses drops of water like nature’s lens. This amazing technique lets you capture a view of flowers inside a drop of water. Each droplet becomes a tiny magnifying lens! Mistaken for a digitally manipulated image, this method is done entirely with photography. In session one, learn the basics of the technique. Session two meets outside where you will create your own Drops of Light images in the field. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod to the second session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142949969
Waterscapes in Watercolor — 2017-07-20 thru 2017-07-27$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136466397
Adult Aerial Arts — 2017-07-21 thru 2017-08-25$109 — Face to FaceView Details

Friday, 5:30 - 7 pm (Orientation July 12)<br><br>This is a beginner to intermediate aerials class for those 18 and older. You will learn multiple skills appropriate for the aerial silks and aerial hoop or lyra. We'll cover proper warm-up and flexibility for aerial training as well as strength training to build muscle, and endurance applicable for the aerial arts. To maintain safety we need to make sure every student is aware, knowledgeable, and proficient in basic skills like foot knots, climbing, and of common nomenclature before starting the session of classes. The first class of each option is a mandatory orientation that must be completed to participate. Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC, 49686). Mandatory orientation for the May class is Fri., May 19, 7:30-8:30 pm; mandatory orientation for July class is Wed., July 12, 7-8 pm.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580819
Vinyasa Flow Yoga — 2017-07-25 thru 2017-08-31$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:00 -07:00 am<br><br>We're giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527694
Warm Yin Yoga — 2017-07-25 thru 2017-08-31$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs, 06:30 - 07:30 am Come into relaxation and stillness by stimulating the connective 'yin' tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC). Students must register 7 days before class start date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137527826
White and Bright Floral Photography — 2017-07-26 thru 2017-07-26$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 6 - 9 pm. Discover how to overcome your camera's limitations to create elegant and richly colored floral images with a clean white 'High Key' background. You'll first learn what makes this technique possible and then as a group, we’ll create a floral arrangement that we’ll photograph together. Next, you'll get a chance to make creative decisions about what characteristics and colors of the flowers to emphasize as the images are processed. You'll see the colors come to life like the artistry of a painting. Bring your DSLR camera and tripod.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142939332
Partner In Command - Boating — 2017-07-26 thru 2017-07-26$50 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm. This seminar provides an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761377
Aerial Fit — 2017-07-29 thru 2017-08-26$129 — Face to FaceView Details

Saturdays, 8 - 9 am<br><br>FLY like the Circus Stars--while working out! Use a variety of circus equipment (aerial hammock, hoop, trapeze, balance boards, etc.) and your own body to create resistance for an agility, strength, and mobility workout that FEELS LIKE FLYING! This low impact workout employs 3-dimensional movement to not only have you sweating, but also building stamina and lean muscle in no time! You'll enjoy a fun fitness atmosphere, regardless of where you are on your journey. Each exercise is scalable to appropriately challenge all students--no experience necessary! Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC)

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136580937
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up) — 2017-07-30 thru 2017-08-20$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Sundays, 11 am - Noon. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912296
Partner Dancing Made Easy — 2017-08-02 thru 2017-08-02$29 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136542968
Photography -- A Field Experience — 2017-08-02 thru 2017-08-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Are you looking for a hands-on photography experience? Gain confidence and learn to take better photographs while working side-by-side with award-winning photographer, Chris Doyal. Begin in the classroom with a quick review of exposure basics, composition, and the various shooting modes on your camera. Then take your skills outside for practice, personal instruction, and instant feedback. End with an opportunity to review what worked and how to improve what didn't work. Bring your digital camera with memory card, fully charged battery, and all your questions. This is not a beginning class. You should have a solid understanding of your camera and its setting modes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912615
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 — 2017-08-15 thru 2017-08-16$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues & Weds, 9 am - Noon<br><br>Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137716509
Laying Up Your Boat — 2017-08-16 thru 2017-08-16$50 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 225761509
Reflexology for Life — 2017-08-17 thru 2017-08-17$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm<br><br>Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489678
Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook — 2017-08-20 thru 2017-08-20$179 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142911194
Fall Wildflowers — 2017-08-21 thru 2017-09-11$89 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142835493
Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$10 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142873722
LIFE Luncheon Fridays — 2017-08-25 thru 2017-08-25$19 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 145819425
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$59 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 137489737
Photography: Starting with the Image — 2017-08-29 thru 2017-08-29$49 — Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142912804
Insects and Bugs--Essential Understanding for the Naturalist — 2017-09-11 thru 2017-09-25$89 — Face to FaceView Details

1st two Mondays, 9 am - Noon, 3rd Monday, 10 am - 3 pm.<br><br>The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 142872653
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