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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAmerica's Boating Course— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570376
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 18. 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 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335546
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning American Sign Language— 2019-05-09 through  2019-06-27$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., May 9-June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 205. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340263
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-18 through  2019-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., June 18-Aug. 13, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335571
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-19 through  2019-08-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Wed., June 19-Aug. 14, 10-11:15 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335578
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$110— Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335583
Bird Breeding Basics — 2019-06-15 through  2019-06-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., June 15, 7-9 a.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. When you see a robin carrying worms or grass as it flies by, it means it has a nest nearby! In this class, we will observe these and other bird behaviors related to breeding, and see if we can locate some nests. Armed with this information, you will be able keep track of which types of birds are breeding near your home, and contribute to citizen science efforts to monitor and support breeding populations around you. For this early morning class, dress for outdoors and wet areas. Some walking on uneven terrain can be expected. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335696
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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335447
Botany Tour of Good Harbor Beach— 2019-06-25 through  2019-06-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 25, 10 a.m-1 p.m., Good Harbor Beach Parking Lot. We often overlook beach and dune ecosystems on our way to the water -- but these unique and fragile systems are a defining element of our northern Michigan landscape. Learn the plants that make up the native dune community and their important roles in the ecosystem. We will visit open and forested sand dunes, dry-mesic northern forest, and a nearby beaver pond. Be prepared to be in the sun and to walk on uneven terrain with loose sand. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at Good Harbor Beach parking lot off of Good Harbor Trail/Co Rd 651, north of Cedar, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (park pass is required). This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335770
Botany 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335851
Botany 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 4. 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336925
Building Balance and Defeating Dizziness— 2019-05-28 through  2019-07-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., May 28-July 2, 2-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339952
Course ClosedCake Decorating with Buttercream — 2019-06-11 through  2019-06-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., June 11 and 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. This class takes the cake when it comes to unleashing your inner pastry chef! Buttercream decorations give your cake an elegant finish for any occasion! In the first session you will learn about layering, cutting and coating a filling cake with a smooth finish, as well as borders and simple designs. The second class focuses on flowers, leaves, writing and different textures. Demonstrations are followed by guided practice and ultimately finishing your own celebration cake for any occasion! All materials are provided, but it is helpful to have a cake turntable; bring one if you have one. No previous skills required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335261
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCapturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 22 and 29, 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it does not matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335410
Chair 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337186
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 22, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. Cloud storage, Cloud Streaming, Cloud Apps, Cloud Enabled and Cloud Backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more important, how do you make them work for you? Explore the apps and drives that make the Cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335078
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Cloud storage, Cloud Streaming, Cloud Apps, Cloud Enabled and Cloud Backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more important, how do you make them work for you? Explore the apps and drives that make the Cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335087
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
Cooking with Fresh Herbs— 2019-06-20 through  2019-06-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chervil and mint! These fresh herbs and others are appreciated for their complex flavor and the refreshing boost they give foods. End your culinary doldrums and watch your cooking spring to life with the addition of fresh herbs. Rejuvenate a basic chicken salad with a blend of herbs. Herby Provolone Scones, herb-infused butters, and a special herb-goat cheese sorbet transform ordinary meals into something extraordinary. Rosemary cookies show how a natural sweet taste is heightened when mixed with herbs. Also included: tips on growing and freezing herbs, when to cut and how to store fresh herbs, and when to use dry vs. fresh herbs. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335319
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCreate Your Own Farmers Market Bag— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the farmers market? Finally, the season of shopping locally from area farmers is here! Enhance your local shopping experience by creating your own eco-friendly, bigger, better farmers market shopping bag! Use your own creativity and assistance from your instructor to design and sew (no worries, its simple!) your own farmers market bag. Learn how to screen print a design using fabric paint and markers. The finished bag will roll up for storage in a purse or jacket pocket. These bags are roomy, easy to carry over the shoulder, and simple to construct. All supplies included. Bring a friend for a fun and easy evening of creating! Adult and children age 8+ accompanied by an adult are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335458
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335287
Course ClosedCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-06-06 through  2019-06-06$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 6, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335094
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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335110
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 10-11 a.m. (no class May 25), Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335515
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDog Training: Continuing— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 11:30-12:30 P.m. (no class May 25), Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335523
Downsize Declutter and Simplify — 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will gain sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free, as well as define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond clutter and tackle busyness, health, finances and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff and fewer obligations lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335539
Drone Flight Experience — 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-13$399— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues. and Thurs., June 4, 6, 11, and 13, 5-7 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Do you have a drone and could use some guided instruction and practice to use it effectively? Or maybe you would like to jump into the drone world and do not even know where to start. Focused mainly on the DJI Phantom series of drones, receive the hands on flight training you need to get comfortable in the air. It is not required to have your own drone; but you are welcome to bring one if you like. After the first class, the remaining 3 classes will meet at the Yuba airport (10800 Bates Rd., Williamsburg, MI 49690), for a highly personalized experience as you work in small groups with an NMC Aviation instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335002
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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335018
Edit Photos Like a Pro— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, June 3, 5, and 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom Classic, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought-after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335382
Enjoying Dragonflies and Damselflies— 2019-06-06 through  2019-06-20$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., June 6-20, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335680
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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339498
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335365
Exploring and Renewing the Sacred Self Within— 2019-08-08 through  2019-08-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m., Meet at instructor’s residence, (3323 E. Winberie Lane, Cedar). Spend the evening exploring your sacred self through the combination of mindfulness and art. Begin by engaging in the meditative practice of walking a labyrinth; using the labyrinth to mirror our inner journey and what we need to see in life. Following this contemplative walk, explore your inner world through both painting and writing, using art expression to help reveal important metaphors for our lives. Throughout our evening, time is offered for integrating our insights and personal renewal. Our outdoor setting is in beautiful rural Leelanau County and in a barn for our art work; come prepared for the weather.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335651
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)— 2019-06-15 through  2019-06-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., June 15, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335312
Feldenkrais— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$95— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (no class July 4), Meets at Yoga For Health Education, (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340150
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$75— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340554
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$105— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340638
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340731
Forever 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 47. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340821
Forever 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 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342014
Forever 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 49. 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
Gentle 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846618
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 5, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337010
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2019-06-13 through  2019-06-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 13, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335062
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-05-21 through  2019-05-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 21, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335051
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from, the University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335027
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., June 18 and 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. (Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335501
Glass Mosaics— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., July 9 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. You have seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained-glass patterns. You will use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335497
Governing Today: Exploring Partisan Polarization— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 10a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Polarization is the dominant character of governing and electioneering which are marked by rancor and gridlock in todays government. Examine how this shift in American politics came about. What are the consequences for politics and government? And what might be done to mitigate or change the system? Topics include a historical overview of government norms from the New Deal to contemporary politics. Discussion will examine the shift from centrist dominance to political polarization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335250
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 registerGrief Recovery— 2019-05-22 through  2019-07-10$1— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., May 22-July 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method more deeply explores an individuals life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting ones journey through grief. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335191
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGuide to Tree Identification— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-30$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., May 23 and 30, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Enhance your hiking, landscaping and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of northern Michigan and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn plant classification, tree identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk. Put your new knowledge to work learning unique physical characteristics, habitats and growing conditions. Recommended book, Trees of Michigan: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. Second class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). This course includes the class, Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk, and qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335739
History of the Anishinabek— 2019-06-20 through  2019-06-27$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., June 20 and 27, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture are vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335227
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHorseback Riding— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 3-5 p.m., Meet at Circle H Stables, (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC. Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling and saddling. Most days include riding in either an outside arena or on the trails (based on your riding experience). Must be 18 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335690
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335036
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants— 2019-06-16 through  2019-06-16$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., June 16, 1-4 p.m., Grand Traverse Commons, Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. 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 will 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 for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846629
Improve Your Photography — 2019-07-17 through  2019-07-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 17, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335388
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., June 5 and 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Build on previous Excel knowledge and learn database management skills. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013. Designed for personal computer (PC) users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335166
Into The Wilderness— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs.: June 5, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209, AND June 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335661
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-30$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., May 29 and 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save with your new skills and improved efficiency. Designed for personal computer (PC) users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335149
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2019-06-07 through  2019-06-28$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., June 7-28, 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. Learn to create invoices, receipts and statements; track your payables, inventory and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337030
Journal-Keeping in Nature — 2019-06-26 through  2019-06-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 213. Deepen your experience of the out-of-doors by keeping a journal. Add insights to your observations and wisdom to your wandering. Join author Karen Anderson for a discussion of journal keeping in nature -- with tips, prompts and sample writings from famous naturalists including Annie Dillard, Peter Matthiessen, Aldo Leopold, and Terry Tempest Williams. Create an original personal record of your outdoor experiences that you can turn to and return to for a lifetime. Bring a notebook and a favorite writing implement, and be prepared for a short outdoor exercise. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846636
Just 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$129— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class July 4) at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335619
Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats-A One Day On-the-Road Adventure— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-29$125— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Transportation leaves from the, University Center Parking Lot at, 8 a.m.(if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor, Center in Empire, arrive there 9 a.m.) Experience up-close some of the habitats along the Lake Michigan shoreline. With Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) as your classroom, learn how the habitats were formed, who lives there, their unique geology, and environmental threats that affect all of the Lake Michigan shoreline -- invasive species, development, and climate change. Travel by van to several places to explore habitats, unique spots, and issues. We begin at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (or meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher/guide. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Wear hiking shoes for short walks along the beach or through the woods.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335299
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 51. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337077
Course ClosedMacarons - Macaroons - Meringue — 2019-06-27 through  2019-06-27$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Do you love to bite into a creamy, crispy, chewy and beautifully delicate French treat? Impress your friends with these fancy cookies for your next party! Learn the slight differences in creating three unique egg-white based cookies, all popular in the world of sweets. After the demonstration of each method, you will have the opportunity to get creative by experimenting with colors and flavors. Each student will have the opportunity to bake and enjoy their own creations: authentic French macarons and coconut macaroons as well as a variety of meringue shapes and flavors. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335268
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness— 2019-05-21 through  2019-06-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., May 21-June 11, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335216
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335145
Meditation: 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337159
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-17$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., June 3-17, 10 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 114 and Grass River Natural Area. Explore Michigans 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 Michigans 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. 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 toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335723
Mid-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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335664
More iPhone— 2019-05-28 through  2019-05-28$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 28, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335055
Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 1-4 p.m., at Trailhead of Cedar Run Creek Natural Area 4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your newfound knowledge, you will be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335713
NMC Concert Band— 2019-05-28 through  2019-06-11$50— Face to FaceView Details

Rehearsals: 3 Tues., May 28-June 11, 7-9 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, (performance dates will be, announced at www.nmc.edu/concerts). You can be part of the NMC 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. 2019 concert dates are: Wed., June 12, 7:30 p.m., Senior Center; Fri., July 12, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium (with Oakland Community Band); additional performances possible and will be announced later. You will need at least an upper high school level competency. Audition or interview with the director is a prerequisite to registering. Please email brumbaughpat@gmail.com for membership requirements and information. Register through NMC Extended Education, 995-1700 or nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340213
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 67. 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 100. 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
Course ClosedNorthern 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
Course ClosedNorthern 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
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335638
Objects in Oil Paintings— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to take ordinary objects and create fantastic oil paintings! If you are looking to improve your oil painting skills or think that oil painting is too hard, this is for you! Learn to block in large shapes, create an underlayer of color that will give your painting dimension, compose your scene, blend oil paints for maximum effect plus much more. A basic supply list will be provided for students who are just getting started with oils. Please bring a small/medium sized object to paint.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335436
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach— 2019-05-11 through  2019-05-11$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335403
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 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335560
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerParty Foods with Flair— 2019-05-21 through  2019-05-21$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Warmer weather is here, and it is time for fun gatherings for families and friends! Are you hosting any graduation parties or Memorial Day festivities? Delight your summer guests with colorful, delicious and healthful party food. Learn new knife skills as you create salads, main dishes and beverages that are easy to prepare, store and transport for all your summer events. All menu items are deliciously gluten and dairy-free. 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 = 350335274
Password Management 101— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-29$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336997
Password Management 101— 2019-06-11 through  2019-06-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 11, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337004
Pastels at Your Pace— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., June 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335442
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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2019-05-14 through  2019-06-25$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., May 14-June 25, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both forms of exercise promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351593509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPuppy Training 101— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (no class May 25), Meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts Campus, (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd. - former Norris Elementary School). Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335509
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-19$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., June 12 and 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well -- ¬the big three being healthcare, inflation and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335552
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335479
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces— 2019-06-10 through  2019-06-10$79— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Break out the grill -- it is 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, add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335296
Sell Like an eBay Pro— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Sell on eBay with confidence! This fun and practical workshop begins with an overview of eBay basics. You will walk through the steps of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks for researching the potential value of your items, writing descriptions, posting pictures, monitoring bidding, and shipping efficiently to maximize your success!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335121
Sensational 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335340
Small Business - Big Threat — 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 5, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 219. Small businesses are at risk for cyber-attacks. In fact, small businesses are more vulnerable in many ways. Learn why cybersecurity is important and explore multiple cybersecurity concepts. Discover how to cybersecure your business, and examine different everyday cyber scenarios. This presentation addresses the most common areas for concern and action for small business owners, followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts in the field. This course, normally valued at $75, is being underwritten by Frontier US resulting in the discounted rate of $49.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335760
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335024
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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335032
Summer 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Sunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-06-18 through  2019-08-13$105— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., June 18-Aug. 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335607
Support Group for Mental Illness — 2019-06-17 through  2019-08-19$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., June 17-Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the nations largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. The support group is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340064
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I & II— 2019-06-11 through  2019-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., June 11-July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do, and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335700
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2019-06-11 through  2019-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., June 11-July 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on point style free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335710
The Future of Eating— 2019-07-30 through  2019-07-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Sous vide? Foam? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Thanks to modernism, you will try things you have not tasted before and savor things you did not even know existed. Develop a basic understanding of the art and science of Modernist Cuisine in this demo and hands-on cooking class. Explore the newest techniques in laboratory-inspired cooking and learn how Modernist Cuisine is forever changing the way we look at food. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335351
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
The Summer Sketch Book— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$149— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 2-5 p.m., NMC Boardman River Cabin, (directions are mailed before class). Join well-known illustrator and artist, Glenn Wolff, for three beautiful art experiences 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335395
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Wedding Dance— 2019-05-12 through  2019-05-12$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570203
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerToday's American Government and Politics— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Today's American government is very different from that which one learned about in a high school or college government class. The differences are deeper than the current partisan polarization and rancor. This class reviews the ideas and structures of the founders, then traces the major changes that have occurred in institutions and practices as America has transformed from a frontier nation to an urban-industrial rising power to a post-industrial mature state.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335237
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTransforming Real Life into Fiction— 2019-05-22 through  2019-06-19$139— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., May 22-June 19, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, I am afraid that novel in you has to come out. You have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340421
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-05-17 through  2019-06-21$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Fri., May 17-June 21, Noon-12:50 p.m., 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 = 351846693
Twelve 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846697
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your cameras settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335356
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief— 2019-05-15 through  2019-07-17$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., May 15-July 17, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340189
Up North Pasties — 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335281
Watercolor 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-22$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335073
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335142
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring - Summer— 2019-05-15 through  2019-05-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334521438
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring - Summer— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environmental benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335200
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWoodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$395— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., May 18 and 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs, Woodshop Rm. C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a beautiful Windsor comb-back rocking chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging through joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience is required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included in the cost. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340229
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-17 through  2019-08-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Mon., June 17-Aug. 12, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335588
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-21 through  2019-08-16$145— Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., June 21-Aug. 16, 5:15-6:45 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335597
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-22 through  2019-08-17$145— Face to FaceView Details

9 Sat., June 22-Aug. 17, 9-10:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. 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 = 350335603
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-06-21 through  2019-08-16$189— Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., June 21-Aug. 16, 1-2:30 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335624
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-25$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., June 4-25, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artists eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335464
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 67. 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 registerBeginning American Sign Language— 2019-05-09 through  2019-06-27$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., May 9-June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 205. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340263
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting with Acrylics: Lake Michigan Beach— 2019-05-11 through  2019-05-11$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. When you close your eyes and picture yourself on a quiet beach, where do you go? Transport yourself to your favorite special spot and capture the beauty and serenity with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335403
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 100. 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 registerDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 10-11 a.m. (no class May 25), Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335515
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDog Training: Continuing— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 11:30-12:30 P.m. (no class May 25), Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335523
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPuppy Training 101— 2019-05-11 through  2019-06-22$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., May 11-June 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (no class May 25), Meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts Campus, (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd. - former Norris Elementary School). Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Wedding Dance— 2019-05-12 through  2019-05-12$35— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570203
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 registerPilates Fusion— 2019-05-14 through  2019-06-25$75— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., May 14-June 25, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both forms of exercise promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351593509
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGhost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from, the University Center Parking Lot. Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover what happened to the towns and the people who lived there. We will travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people know how to find. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park then back to the University Center at 5 p.m. Includes lunch and transportation. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. Transportation leaves at 8 a.m. from the University Center Parking Lot (if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire, arrive there at 9 a.m.).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335027
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAmerica's Boating Course— 2019-05-14 through  2019-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334570376
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring - Summer— 2019-05-15 through  2019-05-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334521438
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief— 2019-05-15 through  2019-07-17$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., May 15-July 17, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340189
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerRigid Heddle Weaving: A Deeper Dive— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335479
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushrooms of Spring - Summer— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Spring is a wonderful time to forage for wild mushrooms. Join mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg as you learn about the fungi of spring. From early Red Cups to the Oysters and Chanterelles of summer, gain understanding of species and their defining characteristics and traits. Enjoy discussions of habitat, culinary and medicinal uses, and environmental benefits along with tips and tricks for hunting the ever-popular Morels. Participants must have taken the Wild Mushroom Identification Basics class or have instructor permission prior to enrolling in this class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335200
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerToday's American Government and Politics— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Today's American government is very different from that which one learned about in a high school or college government class. The differences are deeper than the current partisan polarization and rancor. This class reviews the ideas and structures of the founders, then traces the major changes that have occurred in institutions and practices as America has transformed from a frontier nation to an urban-industrial rising power to a post-industrial mature state.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335237
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHorseback Riding— 2019-05-16 through  2019-05-30$149— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 16-30, 3-5 p.m., Meet at Circle H Stables, (7200 Brown Bridge Rd., TC. Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling and saddling. Most days include riding in either an outside arena or on the trails (based on your riding experience). Must be 18 or older. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335690
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2019-05-17 through  2019-06-21$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Fri., May 17-June 21, Noon-12:50 p.m., 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 = 351846693
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWoodworking: Build a Windsor Rocking Chair— 2019-05-18 through  2019-05-19$395— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., May 18 and 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs, Woodshop Rm. C/D. Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a beautiful Windsor comb-back rocking chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging through joints, and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience is required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included in the cost. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. We will break each day for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340229
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerParty Foods with Flair— 2019-05-21 through  2019-05-21$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Warmer weather is here, and it is time for fun gatherings for families and friends! Are you hosting any graduation parties or Memorial Day festivities? Delight your summer guests with colorful, delicious and healthful party food. Learn new knife skills as you create salads, main dishes and beverages that are easy to prepare, store and transport for all your summer events. All menu items are deliciously gluten and dairy-free. 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 = 350335274
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGetting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2019-05-21 through  2019-05-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 21, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335051
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMah Jongg Madness— 2019-05-21 through  2019-06-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., May 21-June 11, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335216
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCapturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-29$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 22 and 29, 5:30-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Have you dabbled in sketching or watercolor painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it does not matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335410
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 22, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. Cloud storage, Cloud Streaming, Cloud Apps, Cloud Enabled and Cloud Backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more important, how do you make them work for you? Explore the apps and drives that make the Cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335078
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-05-22 through  2019-05-22$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335073
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrief Recovery— 2019-05-22 through  2019-07-10$1— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., May 22-July 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method more deeply explores an individuals life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting ones journey through grief. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335191
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTransforming Real Life into Fiction— 2019-05-22 through  2019-06-19$139— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., May 22-June 19, 4-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. A cartoon from The New Yorker shows a worried man in his boxers and undershirt, perched on the examining table -- with the doctor saying, I am afraid that novel in you has to come out. You have a novel in you too, or at the very least, some short stories, and they really DO have to come out -- but HOW? Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to learn and practice strategies for transforming the events of your life, or the lives of others, into fiction. Through engaging exercises, discussions and optional peer-review of your writing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned writer, you will emerge with the makings of your own short fiction, or even the framework for a novel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340421
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCreate Your Own Farmers Market Bag— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the farmers market? Finally, the season of shopping locally from area farmers is here! Enhance your local shopping experience by creating your own eco-friendly, bigger, better farmers market shopping bag! Use your own creativity and assistance from your instructor to design and sew (no worries, its simple!) your own farmers market bag. Learn how to screen print a design using fabric paint and markers. The finished bag will roll up for storage in a purse or jacket pocket. These bags are roomy, easy to carry over the shoulder, and simple to construct. All supplies included. Bring a friend for a fun and easy evening of creating! Adult and children age 8+ accompanied by an adult are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335458
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGuide to Tree Identification— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-30$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., May 23 and 30, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215 Enhance your hiking, landscaping and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of northern Michigan and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn plant classification, tree identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk. Put your new knowledge to work learning unique physical characteristics, habitats and growing conditions. Recommended book, Trees of Michigan: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. Second class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). This course includes the class, Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk, and qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335739
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2019-05-23 through  2019-05-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335142
More iPhone— 2019-05-28 through  2019-05-28$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 28, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335055
Building Balance and Defeating Dizziness— 2019-05-28 through  2019-07-02$69— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., May 28-July 2, 2-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339952
NMC Concert Band— 2019-05-28 through  2019-06-11$50— Face to FaceView Details

Rehearsals: 3 Tues., May 28-June 11, 7-9 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, (performance dates will be, announced at www.nmc.edu/concerts). You can be part of the NMC 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. 2019 concert dates are: Wed., June 12, 7:30 p.m., Senior Center; Fri., July 12, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium (with Oakland Community Band); additional performances possible and will be announced later. You will need at least an upper high school level competency. Audition or interview with the director is a prerequisite to registering. Please email brumbaughpat@gmail.com for membership requirements and information. Register through NMC Extended Education, 995-1700 or nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340213
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-30$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., May 29 and 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Discover the power of Excel. Designed for beginners and basic users, you will learn to set up new worksheets and choose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly, reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save with your new skills and improved efficiency. Designed for personal computer (PC) users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335149
Password Management 101— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-29$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350336997
Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats-A One Day On-the-Road Adventure— 2019-05-29 through  2019-05-29$125— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Transportation leaves from the, University Center Parking Lot at, 8 a.m.(if joining the group at SBDNL Visitor, Center in Empire, arrive there 9 a.m.) Experience up-close some of the habitats along the Lake Michigan shoreline. With Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) as your classroom, learn how the habitats were formed, who lives there, their unique geology, and environmental threats that affect all of the Lake Michigan shoreline -- invasive species, development, and climate change. Travel by van to several places to explore habitats, unique spots, and issues. We begin at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (or meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher/guide. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Wear hiking shoes for short walks along the beach or through the woods.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335299
Trade and Craft Show Selling— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 334569535
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$85— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You will also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335036
Up North Pasties — 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335281
Native Trees and Shrubs: A Guided Walk— 2019-05-30 through  2019-05-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 30, 1-4 p.m., at Trailhead of Cedar Run Creek Natural Area 4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC). Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your newfound knowledge, you will be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335713
Pastels at Your Pace— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., June 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! Everything is provided, but if you already have pastels you like, you are welcome to bring them.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335442
Michigan Amphibians and Reptiles— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-17$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., June 3-17, 10 a.m.-Noon, Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 114 and Grass River Natural Area. Explore Michigans 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 Michigans 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. 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 toward the Naturalist certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335723
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$75— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340554
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$105— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340638
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-06-03 through  2019-07-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

5 weeks, June 3-July 3, 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 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340731
Edit Photos Like a Pro— 2019-06-03 through  2019-06-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, June 3, 5, and 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom Classic, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought-after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335382
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-25$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., June 4-25, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artists eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335464
Objects in Oil Paintings— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to take ordinary objects and create fantastic oil paintings! If you are looking to improve your oil painting skills or think that oil painting is too hard, this is for you! Learn to block in large shapes, create an underlayer of color that will give your painting dimension, compose your scene, blend oil paints for maximum effect plus much more. A basic supply list will be provided for students who are just getting started with oils. Please bring a small/medium sized object to paint.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335436
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335287
Nutrition for Joint Health— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., June 4 and 11, 3-4:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335638
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos— 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335145
Drone Flight Experience — 2019-06-04 through  2019-06-13$399— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues. and Thurs., June 4, 6, 11, and 13, 5-7 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Do you have a drone and could use some guided instruction and practice to use it effectively? Or maybe you would like to jump into the drone world and do not even know where to start. Focused mainly on the DJI Phantom series of drones, receive the hands on flight training you need to get comfortable in the air. It is not required to have your own drone; but you are welcome to bring one if you like. After the first class, the remaining 3 classes will meet at the Yuba airport (10800 Bates Rd., Williamsburg, MI 49690), for a highly personalized experience as you work in small groups with an NMC Aviation instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335002
Small Business - Big Threat — 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 5, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 219. Small businesses are at risk for cyber-attacks. In fact, small businesses are more vulnerable in many ways. Learn why cybersecurity is important and explore multiple cybersecurity concepts. Discover how to cybersecure your business, and examine different everyday cyber scenarios. This presentation addresses the most common areas for concern and action for small business owners, followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts in the field. This course, normally valued at $75, is being underwritten by Frontier US resulting in the discounted rate of $49.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335760
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 5, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337010
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs., June 5 and 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 08. Build on previous Excel knowledge and learn database management skills. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013. Designed for personal computer (PC) users; you should be familiar with the Windows operating system. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335166
Into The Wilderness— 2019-06-05 through  2019-06-06$99— Face to FaceView Details

Wed. and Thurs.: June 5, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209, AND June 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at SBDNL Visitor Center in Empire. What is wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshores 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness by the US Congress. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what the wilderness designation means for this national treasure. The first day is a 2-hour classroom discussion; the second class is a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. guided tour of two areas within the designated wilderness, including morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. Cost includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335661
Course ClosedCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2019-06-06 through  2019-06-06$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 6, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 212. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335094
Enjoying Dragonflies and Damselflies— 2019-06-06 through  2019-06-20$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., June 6-20, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 207. Finding dragonflies and damselflies with binoculars and cameras is becoming as popular and enjoyable as birding. These colorfully patterned insects of the order Odonata are a delight to find and can be indicators of habitat and biodiversity. Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area in exploring the identification, collection, natural history, and photography of dragonflies and damselflies. We will learn in the classroom for the first session, then put our knowledge to work in the field with nets and binoculars at Grass River Natural Area near Alden/Bellaire for the remaining classes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335680
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2019-06-07 through  2019-06-28$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., June 7-28, 9 a.m.-Noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. Learn to create invoices, receipts and statements; track your payables, inventory and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337030
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces— 2019-06-10 through  2019-06-10$79— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Break out the grill -- it is 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, add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335296
Course ClosedCake Decorating with Buttercream — 2019-06-11 through  2019-06-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., June 11 and 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. This class takes the cake when it comes to unleashing your inner pastry chef! Buttercream decorations give your cake an elegant finish for any occasion! In the first session you will learn about layering, cutting and coating a filling cake with a smooth finish, as well as borders and simple designs. The second class focuses on flowers, leaves, writing and different textures. Demonstrations are followed by guided practice and ultimately finishing your own celebration cake for any occasion! All materials are provided, but it is helpful to have a cake turntable; bring one if you have one. No previous skills required.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335261
Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I & II— 2019-06-11 through  2019-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., June 11-July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do, and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. All levels accommodated. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335700
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2019-06-11 through  2019-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., June 11-July 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on point style free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335710
Password Management 101— 2019-06-11 through  2019-06-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 11, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337004
Starting a Business Workshop— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 8:30-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335024
Downsize Declutter and Simplify — 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will gain sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free, as well as define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond clutter and tackle busyness, health, finances and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff and fewer obligations lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335539
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Cloud storage, Cloud Streaming, Cloud Apps, Cloud Enabled and Cloud Backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more important, how do you make them work for you? Explore the apps and drives that make the Cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335087
Governing Today: Exploring Partisan Polarization— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 12, 10a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Polarization is the dominant character of governing and electioneering which are marked by rancor and gridlock in todays government. Examine how this shift in American politics came about. What are the consequences for politics and government? And what might be done to mitigate or change the system? Topics include a historical overview of government norms from the New Deal to contemporary politics. Discussion will examine the shift from centrist dominance to political polarization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335250
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come— 2019-06-12 through  2019-06-19$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., June 12 and 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well -- ¬the big three being healthcare, inflation and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335552
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2019-06-13 through  2019-06-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 13, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335062
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)— 2019-06-15 through  2019-06-15$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., June 15, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335312
Bird Breeding Basics — 2019-06-15 through  2019-06-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., June 15, 7-9 a.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. When you see a robin carrying worms or grass as it flies by, it means it has a nest nearby! In this class, we will observe these and other bird behaviors related to breeding, and see if we can locate some nests. Armed with this information, you will be able keep track of which types of birds are breeding near your home, and contribute to citizen science efforts to monitor and support breeding populations around you. For this early morning class, dress for outdoors and wet areas. Some walking on uneven terrain can be expected. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335696
Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants— 2019-06-16 through  2019-06-16$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., June 16, 1-4 p.m., Grand Traverse Commons, Natural Area trailhead parking lot on Red Dr., near TBAISD Conference Center. 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 will 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 for hiking on uneven ground. Optional text: The Foragers Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846629
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-17 through  2019-08-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Mon., June 17-Aug. 12, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335588
Support Group for Mental Illness — 2019-06-17 through  2019-08-19$1— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., June 17-Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the nations largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. Meets at The Porch, 747 E. 8th St. The support group is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340064
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-06-17 through  2019-06-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your cameras settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335356
The Summer Sketch Book— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$149— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues/Wed/Thurs, June 18-20, 2-5 p.m., NMC Boardman River Cabin, (directions are mailed before class). Join well-known illustrator and artist, Glenn Wolff, for three beautiful art experiences 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.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335395
Glass Fusion for the Garden— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-20$85— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., June 18 and 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical bug and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You will also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. (Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335501
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-18 through  2019-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., June 18-Aug. 13, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335571
Sunrise Flow Yoga— 2019-06-18 through  2019-08-13$105— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., June 18-Aug. 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335607
Sell Like an eBay Pro— 2019-06-18 through  2019-06-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Sell on eBay with confidence! This fun and practical workshop begins with an overview of eBay basics. You will walk through the steps of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks for researching the potential value of your items, writing descriptions, posting pictures, monitoring bidding, and shipping efficiently to maximize your success!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335121
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-19 through  2019-08-14$125— Face to FaceView Details

9 Wed., June 19-Aug. 14, 10-11:15 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335578
Cooking with Fresh Herbs— 2019-06-20 through  2019-06-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chervil and mint! These fresh herbs and others are appreciated for their complex flavor and the refreshing boost they give foods. End your culinary doldrums and watch your cooking spring to life with the addition of fresh herbs. Rejuvenate a basic chicken salad with a blend of herbs. Herby Provolone Scones, herb-infused butters, and a special herb-goat cheese sorbet transform ordinary meals into something extraordinary. Rosemary cookies show how a natural sweet taste is heightened when mixed with herbs. Also included: tips on growing and freezing herbs, when to cut and how to store fresh herbs, and when to use dry vs. fresh herbs. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335319
Beginning Yoga— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$110— Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 5:45-7 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga -- a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335583
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$129— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class July 4) at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335619
Feldenkrais— 2019-06-20 through  2019-08-15$95— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 15, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (no class July 4), Meets at Yoga For Health Education, (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brains plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brains neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340150
History of the Anishinabek— 2019-06-20 through  2019-06-27$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., June 20 and 27, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture are vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335227
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-21 through  2019-08-16$145— Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., June 21-Aug. 16, 5:15-6:45 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335597
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2019-06-21 through  2019-08-16$189— Face to FaceView Details

9 Fri., June 21-Aug. 16, 1-2:30 p.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335624
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2019-06-22 through  2019-08-17$145— Face to FaceView Details

9 Sat., June 22-Aug. 17, 9-10:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. 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 = 350335603
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-06-24 through  2019-06-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., June 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335365
Botany Tour of Good Harbor Beach— 2019-06-25 through  2019-06-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., June 25, 10 a.m-1 p.m., Good Harbor Beach Parking Lot. We often overlook beach and dune ecosystems on our way to the water -- but these unique and fragile systems are a defining element of our northern Michigan landscape. Learn the plants that make up the native dune community and their important roles in the ecosystem. We will visit open and forested sand dunes, dry-mesic northern forest, and a nearby beaver pond. Be prepared to be in the sun and to walk on uneven terrain with loose sand. Bring water, proper footwear, and a magnifier. Meet at Good Harbor Beach parking lot off of Good Harbor Trail/Co Rd 651, north of Cedar, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (park pass is required). This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335770
Journal-Keeping in Nature — 2019-06-26 through  2019-06-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., June 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 213. Deepen your experience of the out-of-doors by keeping a journal. Add insights to your observations and wisdom to your wandering. Join author Karen Anderson for a discussion of journal keeping in nature -- with tips, prompts and sample writings from famous naturalists including Annie Dillard, Peter Matthiessen, Aldo Leopold, and Terry Tempest Williams. Create an original personal record of your outdoor experiences that you can turn to and return to for a lifetime. Bring a notebook and a favorite writing implement, and be prepared for a short outdoor exercise. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846636
Course ClosedMacarons - Macaroons - Meringue — 2019-06-27 through  2019-06-27$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., June 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Do you love to bite into a creamy, crispy, chewy and beautifully delicate French treat? Impress your friends with these fancy cookies for your next party! Learn the slight differences in creating three unique egg-white based cookies, all popular in the world of sweets. After the demonstration of each method, you will have the opportunity to get creative by experimenting with colors and flavors. Each student will have the opportunity to bake and enjoy their own creations: authentic French macarons and coconut macaroons as well as a variety of meringue shapes and flavors. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335268
Botany 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335819
Forever 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 47. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350340821
Forever 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 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342014
Forever 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 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350342010
Glass Mosaics— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-11$95— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., July 9 and 11, 6-9 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. You have seen them at art fairs and on Pinterest. Now create your own colorful framed glass mosaic. Bring an 8x10 idea that can be transferred onto clear glass. Great images can be found in coloring books, clip art or even stained-glass patterns. You will use broken pieces of colored glass and glue or grout to create your unique mosaic. Bring your image and be prepared to jump right into this two-week class. Cost includes frame, all glass pieces, and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335497
Just 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
Course ClosedNorthern 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
Summer 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Twelve 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846697
Watercolor 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335417
Sensational 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335340
Gentle 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 351846618
Meditation: 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
Course ClosedNorthern 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
Improve Your Photography — 2019-07-17 through  2019-07-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., July 17, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335388
Mid-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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335664
Chair 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 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350337186
Botany 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 8. 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 34. 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 11. 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 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335018
The Future of Eating— 2019-07-30 through  2019-07-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Sous vide? Foam? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Thanks to modernism, you will try things you have not tasted before and savor things you did not even know existed. Develop a basic understanding of the art and science of Modernist Cuisine in this demo and hands-on cooking class. Explore the newest techniques in laboratory-inspired cooking and learn how Modernist Cuisine is forever changing the way we look at food. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335351
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 12. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335370
Exploring and Renewing the Sacred Self Within— 2019-08-08 through  2019-08-08$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Aug. 8, 6-9 p.m., Meet at instructor’s residence, (3323 E. Winberie Lane, Cedar). Spend the evening exploring your sacred self through the combination of mindfulness and art. Begin by engaging in the meditative practice of walking a labyrinth; using the labyrinth to mirror our inner journey and what we need to see in life. Following this contemplative walk, explore your inner world through both painting and writing, using art expression to help reveal important metaphors for our lives. Throughout our evening, time is offered for integrating our insights and personal renewal. Our outdoor setting is in beautiful rural Leelanau County and in a barn for our art work; come prepared for the weather.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335651
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 51. 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 11. 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 18. 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 14. 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 8. 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 19. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350339595
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