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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-05-13 through  2019-08-23$49— OnlineView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335753
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality— 2019-09-16 through  2019-09-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339595
Beginners Guide to Pruning Your Trees— 2019-08-26 through  2019-08-26$65— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Aug. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. In a few short hours you will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335546
Botanical Field Sketching— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-29$109— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., July 22 and 29, 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take a cue from the botanists and botanical illustrators of yore and use pen and paintbrush to draw plants in the wild. Learn to use sketching to help you identify the plants you encounter. For novice artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike--join botanical artist Maia Hausler for basic drawing skills and plant structures in the classroom, and then take to the field to study plants in their native environment. Second class meets at DeYoung Natural Area, 9509 E. Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City. Supply list will be mailed before class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335447
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Kehl Lake Natural Area— 2019-07-19 through  2019-07-19$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., July 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Trailhead N. Kehl Rd. Northport. Explore early summer plants in the conifer swamps, mesic northern forest, and shoreline communities at Kehl Lake Natural Area. Look at several species of ferns, grasses and aquatic and semi-aquatic species along the shoreline. Expect easy walking mostly on trail with flat terrain, but we may get wet feet along the waters edge. Bring water, proper footwear, bug spray or long sleeves, and a magnifier. Meet at the trailhead at 12625 N. Kehl Rd., Northport. For directions see: leelanauconservancy.org/naturalarea/kehl-lake-natural-area. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335851
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Lost Lake Bog— 2019-07-01 through  2019-07-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., July 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Dubonnet Trail Camp Entrance. Investigate the plants that make sphagnum bogs their homes, such as orchids, carnivorous plants, and ericaceous plants. Discuss the unique biogeochemistry of bog ecosystems, how they form, and the special adaptations plants have made. Prepare for moderately difficult walking on uneven terrain and wet feet. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at the Lake Dubonnet Trail Camp entrance, located on the west side of the lake next to the Platte River outlet. Google Maps address: 375 Gonder Rd., Interlochen. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335819
Botany Tour of Port Oneida — 2019-08-22 through  2019-08-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336925
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga— 2019-07-19 through  2019-08-23$55— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 19-Aug. 23, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class Aug. 2), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337186
Come Sail Away with the MHA— 2019-08-13 through  2019-08-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337087
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335110
Drone Photography and Videography — 2019-07-29 through  2019-08-01$399— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 29-Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. The creativity and new perspective of a birds eye view is everywhere in contemporary photography and videography. Experience and learn about aerial photography and videography utilizing drones. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand digital camera operations, basic photography and videography principles, and practice using editing software (Photoshop and Premier). Aviation staff will walk you through specific photography and videography flight techniques. NMC Drones will be used but feel free to bring your own drone if you have one. Bring a flash drive if you would like to keep your photos. Some prior drone experience is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335018
Entomology for the Naturalist— 2019-08-19 through  2019-08-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, Aug. 19, 21 and 26, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. Be prepared to be outside part of each day. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339498
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$75— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 1-2 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340821
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$105— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 3-4 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342014
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$145— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 5-6 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342010
From Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335223
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2019-07-16 through  2019-08-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., July 16-Aug. 20, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. Last two classes meet at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846618
Course ClosedGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook— 2019-08-18 through  2019-08-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335683
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerJust for the Halibut— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 9, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Halibut is the worlds premium white-fleshed fish and wildly popular with all kinds of chefs. Learn how to sauté, grill and poach this fine fish of the sea. Pick up techniques for keeping fish from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done--every time. Take your culinary skills up a notch by exploring the modernist concept of sous vide or cooking under vacuum. Then, discover how to do it at home without buying expensive equipment. Explore how to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
LIFE Lunch - NMC Indonesia Reef Study Project— 2019-08-09 through  2019-08-09$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Aug. 9, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the August LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Join Ed Bailey, Director of Technical Academic Area at Northwestern Michigan College, for a dynamic presentation showcasing a team of dedicated college students, new technology and a coral reef in Indonesia. This project was part of a capstone course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology program at NMC. Learn how students utilized their project management skills to integrate the collection of water quality data, unmanned aerial imagery, and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) video to meet the criteria of the sponsoring research institution at a remote location. Enjoy amazing pictures of the beautiful land, air and seas they traversed around the Bunaken Nation Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337077
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-07-17 through  2019-08-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., July 17-Aug. 21, Noon-1 p.m., Crooked Tree Yoga Studio, inside Epiphany East Salon. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle -- even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335657
Meet the Beetles Up Close— 2019-07-30 through  2019-07-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 30, 9 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Beetles are the most abundant insect on the planet. Northern Naturalist students and others will enjoy examining these specimens up-close as you learn fascinating characteristics of these creatures. Learn to use a taxonomy key and build understanding of anatomy, life history, relationships to other insects, habitats and roles in the ecosystem. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337159
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation — 2019-07-19 through  2019-08-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 19-Aug. 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Aug. 2), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335664
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 64. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$100— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846658
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month— 2019-01-02 through  2019-05-10$60— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329589657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$60— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846677
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$120— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523732
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNorthern Michigan Geology— 2019-07-10 through  2019-07-11$125— Face to FaceView Details

2 days: Wed., July 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab), AND Thurs., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip), Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337036
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNorthern Michigan Glacial Landforms— 2019-07-17 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration of our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337145
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-07-21 through  2019-07-21$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., July 21, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335560
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSensational and Delicious Summer Dishes— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Dishes that taste as good as they make you feel! Learn how to use fresh, local produce to make a variety of quick and easy dishes that are delicious and truly satisfying- and oh so good for you! You will learn to blend up soup in 5 minutes, make a satisfying salad, and turn vegetables into pasta that will not weigh you down. Top it all off with a surprisingly sweet dessert (that everyone will love) with no refined sugar or dairy. Try all of the creations during the class! Menu will include zucchini dill soup, Mediterranean kale salad, watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles marinara, and coconut cake with fresh berries and cream--come hungry! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335340
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSummer Appetizers— 2019-07-11 through  2019-07-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., July 11, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package)— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$289— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335631
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-07-12 through  2019-08-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 12-Aug. 16, Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class July 19), University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846697
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Sunsets— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., July 16 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! Learn how to capture those few magical late evening moments in a glorious watercolor painting. Using photo references, you will learn how to compose your scene, about the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend watercolors wet into wet, as well as many tips and tricks and to use when using watercolor paint. All materials are provided. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets with you to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$200— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 64. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 313523707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness - Student Annual— 2018-08-25 through  2019-08-25$120— Face to FaceView Details

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

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

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 329589657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$100— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 96. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846658
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$60— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846677
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package)— 2019-05-11 through  2019-08-23$289— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335631
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)— 2019-05-13 through  2019-08-23$49— OnlineView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335753
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Lost Lake Bog— 2019-07-01 through  2019-07-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., July 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Dubonnet Trail Camp Entrance. Investigate the plants that make sphagnum bogs their homes, such as orchids, carnivorous plants, and ericaceous plants. Discuss the unique biogeochemistry of bog ecosystems, how they form, and the special adaptations plants have made. Prepare for moderately difficult walking on uneven terrain and wet feet. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at the Lake Dubonnet Trail Camp entrance, located on the west side of the lake next to the Platte River outlet. Google Maps address: 375 Gonder Rd., Interlochen. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335819
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$75— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 1-2 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340821
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$105— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 3-4 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342014
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-07-08 through  2019-08-09$145— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, July 8-Aug. 9, attend 5-6 hours a week, all classes in Phys. Ed. Bldg and North Hall on main campus. View all Forever Fit classes at nmc.edu/fitness. Try before you buy! Try as many classes as you want during the first week (June 3-7) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $6 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility--and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has 15 hours a week for a total of 150 summer hours of exercise classes for you! The daily schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342010
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerJust for the Halibut— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 9, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Halibut is the worlds premium white-fleshed fish and wildly popular with all kinds of chefs. Learn how to sauté, grill and poach this fine fish of the sea. Pick up techniques for keeping fish from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done--every time. Take your culinary skills up a notch by exploring the modernist concept of sous vide or cooking under vacuum. Then, discover how to do it at home without buying expensive equipment. Explore how to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNorthern Michigan Geology— 2019-07-10 through  2019-07-11$125— Face to FaceView Details

2 days: Wed., July 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (lab), AND Thurs., July 11, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (field trip), Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 213. Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Meet at the classroom both days. Transportation and picnic box lunch are included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337036
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSummer Appetizers— 2019-07-11 through  2019-07-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., July 11, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-07-12 through  2019-08-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 12-Aug. 16, Noon-12:50 p.m. (no class July 19), University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846697
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Sunsets— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., July 16 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! Learn how to capture those few magical late evening moments in a glorious watercolor painting. Using photo references, you will learn how to compose your scene, about the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend watercolors wet into wet, as well as many tips and tricks and to use when using watercolor paint. All materials are provided. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets with you to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSensational and Delicious Summer Dishes— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Dishes that taste as good as they make you feel! Learn how to use fresh, local produce to make a variety of quick and easy dishes that are delicious and truly satisfying- and oh so good for you! You will learn to blend up soup in 5 minutes, make a satisfying salad, and turn vegetables into pasta that will not weigh you down. Top it all off with a surprisingly sweet dessert (that everyone will love) with no refined sugar or dairy. Try all of the creations during the class! Menu will include zucchini dill soup, Mediterranean kale salad, watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles marinara, and coconut cake with fresh berries and cream--come hungry! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335340
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2019-07-16 through  2019-08-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., July 16-Aug. 20, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. Last two classes meet at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846618
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2019-07-17 through  2019-08-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., July 17-Aug. 21, Noon-1 p.m., Crooked Tree Yoga Studio, inside Epiphany East Salon. As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle -- even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. Meets at Crooked Tree Yoga Studio inside Epiphany East Salon (M-72 in Acme).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNorthern Michigan Glacial Landforms— 2019-07-17 through  2019-07-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 213. Glaciers were a significant force in the formation of our region. Join NMC Geology Instructor Robb Houston, as he guides you in an exploration of our local glacial landforms. We will use aerial photographs, topographic maps and soil survey equipment to discover the origin of beach ridges, moraines, kettles and stream-related landforms. The course begins with a brief in-lab discussion followed by a half-day field trip to geological sites of interest throughout the area. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather. Van transportation is provided. Tour involves hikes on uneven terrain.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337145
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation — 2019-07-19 through  2019-08-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 19-Aug. 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class Aug. 2), Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335664
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga— 2019-07-19 through  2019-08-23$55— Face to FaceView Details

5 Fri., July 19-Aug. 23, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class Aug. 2), Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337186
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBotany Tour of Kehl Lake Natural Area— 2019-07-19 through  2019-07-19$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., July 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Trailhead N. Kehl Rd. Northport. Explore early summer plants in the conifer swamps, mesic northern forest, and shoreline communities at Kehl Lake Natural Area. Look at several species of ferns, grasses and aquatic and semi-aquatic species along the shoreline. Expect easy walking mostly on trail with flat terrain, but we may get wet feet along the waters edge. Bring water, proper footwear, bug spray or long sleeves, and a magnifier. Meet at the trailhead at 12625 N. Kehl Rd., Northport. For directions see: leelanauconservancy.org/naturalarea/kehl-lake-natural-area. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335851
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-07-21 through  2019-07-21$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., July 21, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335560
Botanical Field Sketching— 2019-07-22 through  2019-07-29$109— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., July 22 and 29, 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Take a cue from the botanists and botanical illustrators of yore and use pen and paintbrush to draw plants in the wild. Learn to use sketching to help you identify the plants you encounter. For novice artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike--join botanical artist Maia Hausler for basic drawing skills and plant structures in the classroom, and then take to the field to study plants in their native environment. Second class meets at DeYoung Natural Area, 9509 E. Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City. Supply list will be mailed before class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335447
Drone Photography and Videography — 2019-07-29 through  2019-08-01$399— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 29-Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. The creativity and new perspective of a birds eye view is everywhere in contemporary photography and videography. Experience and learn about aerial photography and videography utilizing drones. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand digital camera operations, basic photography and videography principles, and practice using editing software (Photoshop and Premier). Aviation staff will walk you through specific photography and videography flight techniques. NMC Drones will be used but feel free to bring your own drone if you have one. Bring a flash drive if you would like to keep your photos. Some prior drone experience is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335018
Meet the Beetles Up Close— 2019-07-30 through  2019-07-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 30, 9 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Beetles are the most abundant insect on the planet. Northern Naturalist students and others will enjoy examining these specimens up-close as you learn fascinating characteristics of these creatures. Learn to use a taxonomy key and build understanding of anatomy, life history, relationships to other insects, habitats and roles in the ecosystem. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337159
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2019-08-05 through  2019-08-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
LIFE Lunch - NMC Indonesia Reef Study Project— 2019-08-09 through  2019-08-09$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Aug. 9, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Hungry to learn? Attend the August LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Join Ed Bailey, Director of Technical Academic Area at Northwestern Michigan College, for a dynamic presentation showcasing a team of dedicated college students, new technology and a coral reef in Indonesia. This project was part of a capstone course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology program at NMC. Learn how students utilized their project management skills to integrate the collection of water quality data, unmanned aerial imagery, and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) video to meet the criteria of the sponsoring research institution at a remote location. Enjoy amazing pictures of the beautiful land, air and seas they traversed around the Bunaken Nation Park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337077
Come Sail Away with the MHA— 2019-08-13 through  2019-08-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337087
Course ClosedGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook— 2019-08-18 through  2019-08-18$179— Face to FaceView Details

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

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

Mon/Wed/Mon, Aug. 19, 21 and 26, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. Be prepared to be outside part of each day. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339498
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335110
From Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2019-08-20 through  2019-08-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335223
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-08-21 through  2019-08-21$1— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Botany Tour of Port Oneida — 2019-08-22 through  2019-08-22$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336925
Beginners Guide to Pruning Your Trees— 2019-08-26 through  2019-08-26$65— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Aug. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. In a few short hours you will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335546
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality— 2019-09-16 through  2019-09-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339595
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