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"Travel" to Karstic Northern Ireland with NMC (Livestream)— 2020-10-23 through  2020-10-23$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. Hungry to learn? Remotely attend a LIFE Lunch via computer and discover interesting people, places and ideas. While Zooming with our presenters, feel free to turn off your computer's camera and enjoy your lunch. Visit the Emerald Isle with NMC Comparative Religions instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland has provided her and her students with some amazing learning opportunities, and they'd like to share! Get a sneak peek at their daily experiences of local music, ethnic food, unmatched scenery, and all of their adventures. Discover the ancient Celts, Christian sites, classic thatched cottages, the O'Donnell Kingdom and more! Explore the majestic Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. Have the opportunity for Q and A after the presentation. You will receive the Zoom link via email one day before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289035
Are We Becoming Two Americas? (Livestream)— 2020-11-12 through  2020-11-19$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Nov.12 and 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward "Two Americas". The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289017
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-15$399— LivestreamView Details

Meets 2 weeks, Mon. through Thurs., Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15, 5-9:30 p.m. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets Monday-Thursday evenings for two weeks. Price does not include text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289100
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-12-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Oct. 29-Dec. 17, 5:45-7 p.m., Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to 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 - especially in the year 2020 - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288473
Better Bones (Livestream) — 2020-11-03 through  2020-11-10$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Nov. 3 and 10, 3-4:30 p.m. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288459
Course ClosedBiz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free as the $59 cost is underwritten by the Michigan Small Business Development Center; however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086476
Building Balance (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-13$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 and 13, 3-4:30 p.m. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288453
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-09-18 through  2020-10-23$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself -- explore your potential with yoga! With this online class, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288540
Chair Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-10-30 through  2020-12-11$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Oct. 30-Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 27), 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself -- explore your potential with yoga! With this online class, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288546
Christmas Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-10 through  2020-12-10$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 20; Optional live class on Thurs., Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Christmas! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 20; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288093
Christmas Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-10 through  2020-12-10$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 20; Optional live class on Thurs., Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Christmas! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 20; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288105
Collaborative Songwriting for Collective Liberation:Songs for Change (Livestream— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$59— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Songwriter Seth Bernard has developed a four-phase collaborative songwriting workshop process that works for people of all ages, requires no previous experience and produces a new song every time. This creative empowerment process builds community and provides individuals with valuable tools, experience and confidence to bring into future creative endeavors. "Collaborative Songwriting for Collective Liberation" workshops are informed by anti-oppression trainings and built on 15 years of experience successfully facilitating collaborative songwriting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289079
Computer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Computers are fun! Learn the essential skills required to use a computer, including accessing software and data through the desktop and maintaining files and folders. You will also spend time learning about the World Wide Web, email and search engines. This is a great first online course to help you become comfortable with learning on this platform. This course requires a Windows PC or a Mac with a Windows partition. You will need an NMC ID and Password before the first class--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 122A. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086616
Design Your Way Forward (Livestream)— 2020-11-06 through  2020-11-20$129— LivestreamView Details

2 Fri., Nov. 6 and 20, 9-11 a.m. Life is not canceled but many of your plans probably have been in 2020. How are you using this gap year, delay in life, or time off work to design your future? This course, adapted from the Stanford Life Design Lab, offers a framework, tools, and most importantly a place and a community of peers where you can develop your worldview, think about what you want out of your life and work, and engage in meaningful transformation through the life design process. The course employs a design thinking approach to help learners develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their lives and vocations. Students will be emailed a Zoom link 24-48 hours before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395643820
Digital Marketing (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT 208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). Register by Oct. 18.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086472
Entomology for the Naturalist (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-14$59— LivestreamView Details

2 weeks, Mon. and Wed., Oct. 5-14, 2-3:30 p.m. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288937
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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 in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288021
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-23$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 2-23, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the live class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, Private Acting Lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287970
Fakes-Frauds-Forgeries: The Biggest Art Scandal of the 20th Century (Livestream— 2020-11-18 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Provenance, the unbelievably true story about one of the greatest art scandals of the 20th century, is a page-turning thriller. The authors offer us a glimpse into the fake art market, criminal motive, and what it takes for Scotland Yard to put an end to the scandal. The novel raises a whole host of ethical questions: how does the art market function? What happens when the power of museums and curators is knowingly abused? How might a con-artist manipulate this fragile system to their advantage? Join Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Dennos Museum Center for a fascinating lecture and discussion. Please obtain a copy of the book and complete the reading in advance: Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo, Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art (ISBN: 0143117408). Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289122
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFall Mushroom Foray at Grass River (Face to Face)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288894
Five Money Questions for Women (Livestream)— 2020-12-02 through  2020-12-02$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Dec. 2, Noon-1:30 p.m. Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. Because of the average longer life span of women, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. In this online course, the instructor shares a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. She discusses the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs as strategies for saving. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292702
Flowers and Foliage Cake Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-14$129— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Wed., Oct. 13-14, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy a bouquet of beautiful frosting flowers in the winter. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live classes to create a variety of frosting flowers. Learn how to build your flowers ahead of time and preserve them for future use. The first class will be dedicated to baking and preparing, and the second class is all about decorating! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes recipes, a shopping list, instructions, piping bags, tips, and an icing comb. You will have everything you need to bake, ice and decorate one 8 inch round cake. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 6, limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288128
Focaccia Bread Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-11-05 through  2020-11-05$69— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. Fo-Ca-Ccia! Do you want to master this "showstopper" bread in your kitchen? Follow along live as Chef Les Eckert, Director of Great Lakes Culinary Institute, walks you through the process of creating Focaccia. A recipe and list of ingredients and equipment needed will be provided via email prior to class so you have time to gather and measure out what you need to follow along in this class. The link for the live demonstration will be emailed right before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288170
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit (Livestream) Longer Session— 2020-09-28 through  2020-12-19$279— LivestreamView Details

12 weeks, Sept. 28-Dec. 19 (no classes Nov. 26 or 27). Cultivate joy and wellbeing with this engaging friendly fitness and wellness group! "All great achievements require time" - Maya Angelou. The past months have taken a toll on our health: emotionally, mentally and physically. It's time to make a commitment to yourself, FOR yourself. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you plus 3 one-on-one personalized sessions! Customize your workouts and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Mon through Fri livestream via Zoom. If you miss one, you can watch it later that day! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 65. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288182
Forever Virtually Fit (Livestream) Shorter Session— 2020-11-02 through  2020-12-19$219— LivestreamView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 2-Dec. 19 (no classes Nov. 26 or 27). Cultivate joy and wellbeing with this engaging friendly fitness and wellness group! "All great achievements require time" - Maya Angelou. The past months have taken a toll on our health: emotionally, mentally and physically. It's time to make a commitment to yourself, FOR yourself. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you plus a single one-on-one personalized session! Customize your workouts and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Mon through Fri livestream via Zoom. If you miss one, you can watch it later that day! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288220
From Boomers to Zers...and Generations In Between (Livestream)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 20, 11-11:45 a.m. With four generations working together in an increasingly non-traditional environment, conflict is inevitable. The good news is that the opportunity to harness our differences and increase collaboration has never been greater! Learn more about what makes each generation unique and, most importantly, how to leverage that information to benefit you and your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086570
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger (Livestream)— 2020-10-12 through  2020-10-12$69— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Oct. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Include your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288425
From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist: Join the Movement for Racial Justice(Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$59— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year's Black Lives Matter protests represent the largest movement in American history. Many folks are ready to learn more and discover pathways toward meaningful action and engagement to dismantle systems of Racial oppression. Join Elizabeth Wolff and Seth Bernard to build shared understanding of history, language, and frameworks around race, racism, and resistance; and gain tools for self-awareness and effective and accountable action. Elizabeth and Seth are educators, organizers and facilitators from the nonprofit, Title Track (titletrackmichigan.org) whose mission is to "engage creative practice to build resilient social ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment"; Connect with fellow community members who are also willing to work toward making this region and our world more fair, safe, and equitable for everyone. "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." -Angela Davis.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086541
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-09-15 through  2020-10-20$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288558
Gentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-12-08$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 27-Dec. 8, (no class Nov. 24), 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288564
Course ClosedGet More Done (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$195— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, this class will review the core principles in Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and review technology that complements his model. Students will identify limitations of their current task management system. After learning about the five stages of mastering workflow, participants will practice the stages and learn about technology options to support the model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Register by Sept. 30.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086517
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-20$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 13 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 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. Have your fully charged iPad with you for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288817
Gingerbread House Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-07 through  2020-12-09$129— LivestreamView Details

Mon. and Wed., Dec. 7 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Build and decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to successfully create a holiday masterpiece! The first class will be dedicated to assembly of your holiday house, and the second class will be all about decorations. Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes: recipes, shopping list, templates and instructions for designing your own gingerbread house, icing mix, and a selection of decorative candies. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 30, limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288137
Grammar Tips You Need to Know (Livestream)— 2020-10-08 through  2020-10-15$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 8 and 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language matters. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289139
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2020 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group to explore the remaining four global concerns from the 2020 program: US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road into Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. If you don't already have the required briefing book (class text), it is available for purchase online at fpa.org under the bookstore tab. Please read the first topic prior to session one (US Relations with the Northern Triangle).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288995
Halloween Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-22$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Oct. 14; Optional live class is Thurs. Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Halloween! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 14; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288047
Halloween Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-22$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Oct. 14; Optional live class is Thurs. Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Halloween! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 14; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288067
Happily Ever After Means Communication (Livestream)— 2020-10-19 through  2020-10-19$129— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Oct. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288434
Holiday Menu Planning Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. Let's create a healthy holiday menu! Blend the best of traditional comfort foods with colorful side dishes and no-guilt desserts! Join registered dietitian, Carol Bell, in this interactive class to plan out the foods, recipes and shopping list for your next holiday gathering. Get ready to learn the best ways to enjoy the holidays with a health-focus, and bring your questions for the Q and A portion of the class. We'll also have a short food demo for an easy appetizer! You will receive the links to the live class via email.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288154
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association (Livestream)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations in a live online webinar 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. Students will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086596
Immune Boosting Medicinal Foods Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.Learn how to dial up your body's immune power with foods from your kitchen! Are you supposed to feed a cold or not? Learn about the health benefits of everyday foods like cooking herbs, spices, seeds, citrus, roots and tubers, colorful fruit and deep green leaves. Registered dietitian Carol Bell will demonstrate how to best use food to strengthen and nourish your body. She'll also show a short food demo of how even a few versatile ingredients can be changed up to make a healing tonic, a salad dressing or an evening cocktail! Bring all your questions for a discussion following the presentation and food demo. You will receive the links to the live class via email.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288146
Individual Freedom and the Common Good (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 22 and 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. From the beginning, Americans have embraced seemingly conflicting political goals. The Declaration of Independence emphasizes Americans' "inalienable [individual] rights." The Constitution sets as one of its purposes "To promote the general welfare." Historically public policy issues have been typically not either/or, but rather what balance? In fact, throughout US history, finding the 'right' balance between individual freedom and collective good has guided policy making and has fueled political debate. When war or some other external threat appears, Americans have come together, but in 'normal' times we tilt heavily toward our own narrower interests. Today, Americans seem especially skeptical of government programs aiming at any sort of common purpose. Does that matter? And if so, what might be done to restore a more fruitful balance between narrow and broader interests?

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289009
Interpretation and Environmental Education (Livestream)— 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. You have been working toward getting your Naturalist Certificate and you are excited to share all of your new knowledge. But what is the best way to communicate all of the fantastic knowledge you have learned to various audiences? Learn the art of interpretation and environmental education. Learn interpretive techniques, research effective environmental education, and put together an action plan to turn your knowledge into impact! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288925
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2020-10-16 through  2020-11-06$149— LivestreamView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 2-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class. NMC will email students the class link 24-48 hours before the class starts. Register by October 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086500
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2020-08-22 through  2020-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086408
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Hinduism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism. Spur your interest in world religions and some of the incredible traditions that make up Hinduism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to Hinduism, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Hinduism.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288964
Intro to Islam (Livestream)— 2020-10-15 through  2020-10-15$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288976
Learn to See as an Artist - Part II (Livestream) — 2020-10-08 through  2020-11-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a supply list of additional materials needed for the class. Cost of the additional supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $35. Additional study handouts will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287607
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-11-11$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Weds., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287575
Managing Conflict (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$79— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. How much of your day do you spend dealing with conflict in the workplace? Studies show the average manager can spend 18-25% of their time dealing with conflict in the workplace. Practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict and to build collaborative agreements between individuals or within a team. Taught by Michele Lurvey, a leadership development and team building coach who has a knack for raising individual and team positivity. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute (NMC staff who wish to take it should register via the NMC Intranet.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086528
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2020-09-16 through  2020-10-21$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 21, NOON-1 p.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging year; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 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 physical and spiritual wellbeing, and balance emotion. For this livestreamed class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288508
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-12-09$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Oct. 28-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 10:30-11:30 a.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging year; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 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 physical and spiritual wellbeing, and balance emotion. For this livestreamed class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2020-09-18 through  2020-10-23$55— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy & thoughtful 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288525
Mid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2020-10-30 through  2020-12-11$55— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Oct. 30-Dec. 11, (no class Nov. 27), 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288530
More iPhone (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-11-03$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288809
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Livestream)— 2020-09-14 through  2020-11-16$99— LivestreamView Details

10 Mon., Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction, rehearsals, and performance will be virtual. Singers will take part in a weekly online group rehearsal, and online sectionals. Singers will also use provided practice recordings for self-directed rehearsals. In addition to the scheduled classes there will be 20 arranged online classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395452951
NMC Fall Summit - Global Issues, Local Impacts (Livestream)— 2020-10-09 through  2020-10-09$39— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. It's a Small World After All...The year 2020 has inspired us to come together to talk about the influence a global crisis has on our community. Northwestern Michigan College has always been a connector between our region and the rest of the world. The current state of our global health and economy has brought home just how connected we are globally. Join us for a day of meaningful discussions as we examine global issues, talk about impactful change around diversity and inclusion, and the effect all of this has on our individual and community health. This event is jointly organized by NMC Extended Educational Services, International Affairs Forum, and The Dennos Museum Center (special discount information will be emailed to IAF and Dennos members). Meet the presenters and find out more at nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 82. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396294755
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Livestream)— 2020-09-14 through  2020-11-02$90— LivestreamView Details

8 Mon., Sept. 14-Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction, rehearsals, and performance will be virtual. Singers will take part in a weekly online group rehearsal, and online sectionals. Singers will also use provided practice recordings for self-directed rehearsals. In addition to the scheduled classes there will be 7 arranged online classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395452956
Password Management 101 (Livestream)— 2020-11-10 through  2020-11-10$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288609
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-20$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 & 20, 4:30-6 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086554
Publishing Your Writing & Musings (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-13$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Many people have used the time of social distancing and quarantine to finish their novel, memoir, or children's book. If this is you--and you have questions or need guidance on how to maneuver the publishing process--this course is for you. First-time authors and anyone who has had a negative publishing experience will benefit from this informative, fast-paced seminar. Mary Jo Zazueta, a well-respected industry veteran, will discuss different publishing options and the steps required to succeed at each. Tips on how to market and sell books will also be provided. The program is designed for fiction and nonfiction writers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289130
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes? (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289054
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki as a Personal Practice (Livestream)— 2020-09-22 through  2020-10-20$129— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Sept. 22-Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288286
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288988
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-11-10$119— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one: email nmcray@mac.com for more information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287682
Rules of the Road (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Put yourself on the right road for your financial future. Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build your wealth. You'll learn the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals, and what you can do now to prepare for retirement. You will receive a link to this live online webinar the day before the class starts

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292732
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Livestream)— 2020-10-14 through  2020-10-28$45— LivestreamView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 14-28, 10-11 a.m. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this three-part series, learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious news clippings. Discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Part lecture, part workshop, and part behind-the-scenes at the Dennos Museum Center. Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum, will pique the interest of budding historians, preservationists, art historians - and anyone interested in learning something new. Bring your questions! Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288947
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals (Face to Face)— 2020-11-24 through  2020-11-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 24, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288911
Simplifying Your Spending and Saving Strategies (Livestream))— 2020-11-05 through  2020-11-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 5, 5:30-7 p.m. No matter your age, learn how to sharpen your spending and saving strategies while learning about setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to achieve goals. Discover strategies for controlling debt and improving your credit score, along with practical savings options for now through retirement. You will receive a link to this live online webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292740
Story Writing Workshop (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-11-19$89— LivestreamView Details

5 Thurs., Oct. 22-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Explore the elements of storytelling, whether as non-fiction or fiction, in a workshop setting under the guidance of novelist and narrative writing instructor Stephen Lewis. You will write regularly, a couple of pages a week, which we will subject to peer critiquing during our Zoom classes. Critiqued works will be saved for the writer in a new file so that suggested changes can be studied, accepted or rejected. Emphasis will be on effective narration, including such principles as "show rather than tell," all designed to encourage the reader to want to find out what happens next.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289145
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Location to be announced. 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. The location for this class will be sent to registered students before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288598
Tapping: Energy Work to Impact Your Life and Health (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-11-24$115— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 27-Nov. 24,6-8:30 p.m. Want to reduce stress? Tapping is an energy protocol that works with acupressure points, meridians and thoughts to reduce the fight, flight, freeze response to stress. This calms the nervous system, which signals your body to relax. Use the techniques in this class to open the flow of energy and allow your body to naturally heal itself both physically and emotionally. Each participant will leave empowered with personally meaningful techniques and the ability to create more protocols to address future needs. Recommended text, The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living by Nick Ortner (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1401939422).

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288331
Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream) — 2020-11-19 through  2020-11-19$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 11. Optional live class on Thurs., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday-themed cookies for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 11; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288073
Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream) — 2020-11-19 through  2020-11-19$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 11. Optional live class on Thurs., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday-themed cookies for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 11; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288084
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Science of Stress (Livestream - 75 SCECH)— 2020-08-25 through  2020-11-10$299— LivestreamView Details

THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2021. Many students are suffering from stress-induced anxiety and a lack of resilience. Teachers are suffering from burnout due to stress and are working with students who are overwhelmed by stress. Join NMC biology professor Tamara Coleman Ph.D, to discover the systemic effects of stress on the human body and learn research-driven methods of mitigating stress. Explore scientific journals associated with psychology and biology, conduct your own action research, and incorporate Next-Gen science standards in the study of body systems. Apply tangible skills in your own life as well as in your classroom, for your students. How will you know it's working? You'll see the positive effects on the faces of your students and you will also feel better! Taught live online. Includes 60 hrs. classroom action research.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 394989131
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2020-10-10 through  2020-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless 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 in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287999
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief During COVID (Livestream)— 2020-10-02 through  2020-11-20$139— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 12:30-2 p.m. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Experiencing loss during COVID adds special elements to the grieving experience. Take advantage of this important online program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Advanced 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 instructor will email students the class link the day the class begins.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288268
When Children Grieve (Livestream - 12 SCECH)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-10-28$125— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 7-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All children grieve. As teachers, parents and caregivers, we have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the children with whom we work. Children experience grief in many different situations. In death, divorce, a move or any number of other events (including a global pandemic) we can empower children with positive, effective methods of handling loss. This course prepares you to help children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss. Sharon Neumann, Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist and Senior Program Manager, has 40 years of experience working with individuals, families, and organizations. Includes the text, When Children Grieve: For Adults to help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses. Questions? Laura: lmatchett@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086398
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-12-14$49— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 4-5 p.m. Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288498
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-27$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 6-27, 1-3 p.m. 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 artist's 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. Taught online via Zoom. All materials included and will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287909
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2020-08-22 through  2020-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086408
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Science of Stress (Livestream - 75 SCECH)— 2020-08-25 through  2020-11-10$299— LivestreamView Details

THIS COURSE IS POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2021. Many students are suffering from stress-induced anxiety and a lack of resilience. Teachers are suffering from burnout due to stress and are working with students who are overwhelmed by stress. Join NMC biology professor Tamara Coleman Ph.D, to discover the systemic effects of stress on the human body and learn research-driven methods of mitigating stress. Explore scientific journals associated with psychology and biology, conduct your own action research, and incorporate Next-Gen science standards in the study of body systems. Apply tangible skills in your own life as well as in your classroom, for your students. How will you know it's working? You'll see the positive effects on the faces of your students and you will also feel better! Taught live online. Includes 60 hrs. classroom action research.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 394989131
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Livestream)— 2020-09-14 through  2020-11-02$90— LivestreamView Details

8 Mon., Sept. 14-Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction, rehearsals, and performance will be virtual. Singers will take part in a weekly online group rehearsal, and online sectionals. Singers will also use provided practice recordings for self-directed rehearsals. In addition to the scheduled classes there will be 7 arranged online classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395452956
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Livestream)— 2020-09-14 through  2020-11-16$99— LivestreamView Details

10 Mon., Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction, rehearsals, and performance will be virtual. Singers will take part in a weekly online group rehearsal, and online sectionals. Singers will also use provided practice recordings for self-directed rehearsals. In addition to the scheduled classes there will be 20 arranged online classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395452951
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-09-15 through  2020-10-20$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Sept. 15-Oct. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288558
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2020-09-16 through  2020-10-21$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Sept. 16-Oct. 21, NOON-1 p.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging year; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 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 physical and spiritual wellbeing, and balance emotion. For this livestreamed class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288508
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2020-09-18 through  2020-10-23$55— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy & thoughtful 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288525
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-09-18 through  2020-10-23$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself -- explore your potential with yoga! With this online class, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288540
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki as a Personal Practice (Livestream)— 2020-09-22 through  2020-10-20$129— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Sept. 22-Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Original Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements/reiju. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory-level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288286
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit (Livestream) Longer Session— 2020-09-28 through  2020-12-19$279— LivestreamView Details

12 weeks, Sept. 28-Dec. 19 (no classes Nov. 26 or 27). Cultivate joy and wellbeing with this engaging friendly fitness and wellness group! "All great achievements require time" - Maya Angelou. The past months have taken a toll on our health: emotionally, mentally and physically. It's time to make a commitment to yourself, FOR yourself. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you plus 3 one-on-one personalized sessions! Customize your workouts and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Mon through Fri livestream via Zoom. If you miss one, you can watch it later that day! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 65. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288182
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFall Mushroom Foray at Grass River (Face to Face)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288894
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2020-10-01 through  2020-10-01$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Hinduism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism. Spur your interest in world religions and some of the incredible traditions that make up Hinduism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to Hinduism, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Hinduism.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288964
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your Grief During COVID (Livestream)— 2020-10-02 through  2020-11-20$139— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Oct. 2-Nov. 20, 12:30-2 p.m. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Experiencing loss during COVID adds special elements to the grieving experience. Take advantage of this important online program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Advanced 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 instructor will email students the class link the day the class begins.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288268
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Oct. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Location to be announced. 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. The location for this class will be sent to registered students before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288598
Entomology for the Naturalist (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-14$59— LivestreamView Details

2 weeks, Mon. and Wed., Oct. 5-14, 2-3:30 p.m. The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course is required for the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288937
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE (Livestream)— 2020-10-05 through  2020-10-15$399— LivestreamView Details

Meets 2 weeks, Mon. through Thurs., Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15, 5-9:30 p.m. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets Monday-Thursday evenings for two weeks. Price does not include text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289100
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-11-10$119— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 1-2 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one: email nmcray@mac.com for more information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287682
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-27$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., Oct. 6-27, 1-3 p.m. 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 artist's 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. Taught online via Zoom. All materials included and will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287909
Immune Boosting Medicinal Foods Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.Learn how to dial up your body's immune power with foods from your kitchen! Are you supposed to feed a cold or not? Learn about the health benefits of everyday foods like cooking herbs, spices, seeds, citrus, roots and tubers, colorful fruit and deep green leaves. Registered dietitian Carol Bell will demonstrate how to best use food to strengthen and nourish your body. She'll also show a short food demo of how even a few versatile ingredients can be changed up to make a healing tonic, a salad dressing or an evening cocktail! Bring all your questions for a discussion following the presentation and food demo. You will receive the links to the live class via email.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288146
Building Balance (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-13$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 and 13, 3-4:30 p.m. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288453
Course ClosedGet More Done (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-06$195— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Offered in partnership with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, this class will review the core principles in Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen and review technology that complements his model. Students will identify limitations of their current task management system. After learning about the five stages of mastering workflow, participants will practice the stages and learn about technology options to support the model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Register by Sept. 30.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086517
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2020-10-06 through  2020-10-20$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 6 & 20, 4:30-6 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086554
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-11-11$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Weds., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287575
When Children Grieve (Livestream - 12 SCECH)— 2020-10-07 through  2020-10-28$125— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 7-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All children grieve. As teachers, parents and caregivers, we have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the children with whom we work. Children experience grief in many different situations. In death, divorce, a move or any number of other events (including a global pandemic) we can empower children with positive, effective methods of handling loss. This course prepares you to help children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss. Sharon Neumann, Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist and Senior Program Manager, has 40 years of experience working with individuals, families, and organizations. Includes the text, When Children Grieve: For Adults to help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses. Questions? Laura: lmatchett@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086398
Learn to See as an Artist - Part II (Livestream) — 2020-10-08 through  2020-11-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a supply list of additional materials needed for the class. Cost of the additional supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $35. Additional study handouts will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287607
Grammar Tips You Need to Know (Livestream)— 2020-10-08 through  2020-10-15$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 8 and 15, 6:30-8 p.m. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language matters. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289139
NMC Fall Summit - Global Issues, Local Impacts (Livestream)— 2020-10-09 through  2020-10-09$39— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. It's a Small World After All...The year 2020 has inspired us to come together to talk about the influence a global crisis has on our community. Northwestern Michigan College has always been a connector between our region and the rest of the world. The current state of our global health and economy has brought home just how connected we are globally. Join us for a day of meaningful discussions as we examine global issues, talk about impactful change around diversity and inclusion, and the effect all of this has on our individual and community health. This event is jointly organized by NMC Extended Educational Services, International Affairs Forum, and The Dennos Museum Center (special discount information will be emailed to IAF and Dennos members). Meet the presenters and find out more at nmc.edu/ees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 82. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396294755
Course ClosedUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2020-10-10 through  2020-10-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 10, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless 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 in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287999
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger (Livestream)— 2020-10-12 through  2020-10-12$69— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Oct. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Include your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288425
Flowers and Foliage Cake Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-14$129— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Wed., Oct. 13-14, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy a bouquet of beautiful frosting flowers in the winter. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live classes to create a variety of frosting flowers. Learn how to build your flowers ahead of time and preserve them for future use. The first class will be dedicated to baking and preparing, and the second class is all about decorating! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes recipes, a shopping list, instructions, piping bags, tips, and an icing comb. You will have everything you need to bake, ice and decorate one 8 inch round cake. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 6, limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288128
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-20$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 13 and 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 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. Have your fully charged iPad with you for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288817
Publishing Your Writing & Musings (Livestream)— 2020-10-13 through  2020-10-13$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Many people have used the time of social distancing and quarantine to finish their novel, memoir, or children's book. If this is you--and you have questions or need guidance on how to maneuver the publishing process--this course is for you. First-time authors and anyone who has had a negative publishing experience will benefit from this informative, fast-paced seminar. Mary Jo Zazueta, a well-respected industry veteran, will discuss different publishing options and the steps required to succeed at each. Tips on how to market and sell books will also be provided. The program is designed for fiction and nonfiction writers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289130
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Livestream)— 2020-10-14 through  2020-10-28$45— LivestreamView Details

3 Wed., Oct. 14-28, 10-11 a.m. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this three-part series, learn how museum professionals take care of a wide range of artworks and objects, from sculptures and paintings to photographs and precious news clippings. Discuss the different ways in which objects deteriorate, tips for mitigating loss, and what you can do to protect your precious belongings. Part lecture, part workshop, and part behind-the-scenes at the Dennos Museum Center. Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum, will pique the interest of budding historians, preservationists, art historians - and anyone interested in learning something new. Bring your questions! Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288947
Intro to Islam (Livestream)— 2020-10-15 through  2020-10-15$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 26. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288976
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2020-10-16 through  2020-11-06$149— LivestreamView Details

4 Fri., Oct. 16-Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 2-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class. NMC will email students the class link 24-48 hours before the class starts. Register by October 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086500
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m., Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park (1490 Red Dr., Traverse City). 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 in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288021
How to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association (Livestream)— 2020-10-17 through  2020-10-17$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Need-to-know information for condominium and community associations in a live online webinar 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. Students will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086596
Happily Ever After Means Communication (Livestream)— 2020-10-19 through  2020-10-19$129— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Oct. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288434
Computer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Computers are fun! Learn the essential skills required to use a computer, including accessing software and data through the desktop and maintaining files and folders. You will also spend time learning about the World Wide Web, email and search engines. This is a great first online course to help you become comfortable with learning on this platform. This course requires a Windows PC or a Mac with a Windows partition. You will need an NMC ID and Password before the first class--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 122A. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086616
Collaborative Songwriting for Collective Liberation:Songs for Change (Livestream— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$59— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Songwriter Seth Bernard has developed a four-phase collaborative songwriting workshop process that works for people of all ages, requires no previous experience and produces a new song every time. This creative empowerment process builds community and provides individuals with valuable tools, experience and confidence to bring into future creative endeavors. "Collaborative Songwriting for Collective Liberation" workshops are informed by anti-oppression trainings and built on 15 years of experience successfully facilitating collaborative songwriting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289079
Digital Marketing (Online)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-12-12$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 20-Dec. 12, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT 208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). Register by Oct. 18.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086472
From Boomers to Zers...and Generations In Between (Livestream)— 2020-10-20 through  2020-10-20$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Oct. 20, 11-11:45 a.m. With four generations working together in an increasingly non-traditional environment, conflict is inevitable. The good news is that the opportunity to harness our differences and increase collaboration has never been greater! Learn more about what makes each generation unique and, most importantly, how to leverage that information to benefit you and your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086570
Halloween Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-22$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Oct. 14; Optional live class is Thurs. Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Halloween! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 14; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288047
Halloween Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-22$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Oct. 14; Optional live class is Thurs. Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Halloween! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Oct. 14; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288067
Individual Freedom and the Common Good (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Oct. 22 and 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m. From the beginning, Americans have embraced seemingly conflicting political goals. The Declaration of Independence emphasizes Americans' "inalienable [individual] rights." The Constitution sets as one of its purposes "To promote the general welfare." Historically public policy issues have been typically not either/or, but rather what balance? In fact, throughout US history, finding the 'right' balance between individual freedom and collective good has guided policy making and has fueled political debate. When war or some other external threat appears, Americans have come together, but in 'normal' times we tilt heavily toward our own narrower interests. Today, Americans seem especially skeptical of government programs aiming at any sort of common purpose. Does that matter? And if so, what might be done to restore a more fruitful balance between narrow and broader interests?

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289009
Rules of the Road (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Put yourself on the right road for your financial future. Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build your wealth. You'll learn the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals, and what you can do now to prepare for retirement. You will receive a link to this live online webinar the day before the class starts

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292732
Story Writing Workshop (Livestream)— 2020-10-22 through  2020-11-19$89— LivestreamView Details

5 Thurs., Oct. 22-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Explore the elements of storytelling, whether as non-fiction or fiction, in a workshop setting under the guidance of novelist and narrative writing instructor Stephen Lewis. You will write regularly, a couple of pages a week, which we will subject to peer critiquing during our Zoom classes. Critiqued works will be saved for the writer in a new file so that suggested changes can be studied, accepted or rejected. Emphasis will be on effective narration, including such principles as "show rather than tell," all designed to encourage the reader to want to find out what happens next.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289145
"Travel" to Karstic Northern Ireland with NMC (Livestream)— 2020-10-23 through  2020-10-23$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. Hungry to learn? Remotely attend a LIFE Lunch via computer and discover interesting people, places and ideas. While Zooming with our presenters, feel free to turn off your computer's camera and enjoy your lunch. Visit the Emerald Isle with NMC Comparative Religions instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards. The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland has provided her and her students with some amazing learning opportunities, and they'd like to share! Get a sneak peek at their daily experiences of local music, ethnic food, unmatched scenery, and all of their adventures. Discover the ancient Celts, Christian sites, classic thatched cottages, the O'Donnell Kingdom and more! Explore the majestic Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. Have the opportunity for Q and A after the presentation. You will receive the Zoom link via email one day before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289035
Tapping: Energy Work to Impact Your Life and Health (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-11-24$115— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 27-Nov. 24,6-8:30 p.m. Want to reduce stress? Tapping is an energy protocol that works with acupressure points, meridians and thoughts to reduce the fight, flight, freeze response to stress. This calms the nervous system, which signals your body to relax. Use the techniques in this class to open the flow of energy and allow your body to naturally heal itself both physically and emotionally. Each participant will leave empowered with personally meaningful techniques and the ability to create more protocols to address future needs. Recommended text, The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living by Nick Ortner (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1401939422).

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288331
Gentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-12-08$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Oct. 27-Dec. 8, (no class Nov. 24), 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288564
More iPhone (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-11-03$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288809
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes? (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$35— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289054
Managing Conflict (Livestream)— 2020-10-27 through  2020-10-27$79— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. How much of your day do you spend dealing with conflict in the workplace? Studies show the average manager can spend 18-25% of their time dealing with conflict in the workplace. Practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict and to build collaborative agreements between individuals or within a team. Taught by Michele Lurvey, a leadership development and team building coach who has a knack for raising individual and team positivity. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute (NMC staff who wish to take it should register via the NMC Intranet.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086528
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-12-09$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Oct. 28-Dec. 9 (no class Nov. 25), 10:30-11:30 a.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenging year; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 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 physical and spiritual wellbeing, and balance emotion. For this livestreamed class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288514
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2020 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2020-10-28 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group to explore the remaining four global concerns from the 2020 program: US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road into Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. If you don't already have the required briefing book (class text), it is available for purchase online at fpa.org under the bookstore tab. Please read the first topic prior to session one (US Relations with the Northern Triangle).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288995
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-12-17$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 Thurs., Oct. 29-Dec. 17, 5:45-7 p.m., Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to 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 - especially in the year 2020 - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288473
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream)— 2020-10-29 through  2020-10-29$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288988
Mid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2020-10-30 through  2020-12-11$55— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Oct. 30-Dec. 11, (no class Nov. 27), 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288530
Chair Yoga (Livestream)— 2020-10-30 through  2020-12-11$65— LivestreamView Details

6 Fri., Oct. 30-Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 27), 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself -- explore your potential with yoga! With this online class, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed a few minutes before each class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288546
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-23$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 2-23, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the live class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, Private Acting Lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396287970
Holiday Menu Planning Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. Let's create a healthy holiday menu! Blend the best of traditional comfort foods with colorful side dishes and no-guilt desserts! Join registered dietitian, Carol Bell, in this interactive class to plan out the foods, recipes and shopping list for your next holiday gathering. Get ready to learn the best ways to enjoy the holidays with a health-focus, and bring your questions for the Q and A portion of the class. We'll also have a short food demo for an easy appetizer! You will receive the links to the live class via email.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288154
Forever Virtually Fit (Livestream) Shorter Session— 2020-11-02 through  2020-12-19$219— LivestreamView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 2-Dec. 19 (no classes Nov. 26 or 27). Cultivate joy and wellbeing with this engaging friendly fitness and wellness group! "All great achievements require time" - Maya Angelou. The past months have taken a toll on our health: emotionally, mentally and physically. It's time to make a commitment to yourself, FOR yourself. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you plus a single one-on-one personalized session! Customize your workouts and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Mon through Fri livestream via Zoom. If you miss one, you can watch it later that day! Designed for all ages and fitness levels. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288220
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-12-14$49— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 4-5 p.m. Meet at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) etc. Some are not getting enough physical exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288498
From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist: Join the Movement for Racial Justice(Livestream)— 2020-11-02 through  2020-11-02$59— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This year's Black Lives Matter protests represent the largest movement in American history. Many folks are ready to learn more and discover pathways toward meaningful action and engagement to dismantle systems of Racial oppression. Join Elizabeth Wolff and Seth Bernard to build shared understanding of history, language, and frameworks around race, racism, and resistance; and gain tools for self-awareness and effective and accountable action. Elizabeth and Seth are educators, organizers and facilitators from the nonprofit, Title Track (titletrackmichigan.org) whose mission is to "engage creative practice to build resilient social ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment"; Connect with fellow community members who are also willing to work toward making this region and our world more fair, safe, and equitable for everyone. "In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." -Angela Davis.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086541
Better Bones (Livestream) — 2020-11-03 through  2020-11-10$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Nov. 3 and 10, 3-4:30 p.m. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288459
Interpretation and Environmental Education (Livestream)— 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. You have been working toward getting your Naturalist Certificate and you are excited to share all of your new knowledge. But what is the best way to communicate all of the fantastic knowledge you have learned to various audiences? Learn the art of interpretation and environmental education. Learn interpretive techniques, research effective environmental education, and put together an action plan to turn your knowledge into impact! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288925
Course ClosedBiz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2020-11-04 through  2020-11-04$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 215. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free as the $59 cost is underwritten by the Michigan Small Business Development Center; however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395086476
Focaccia Bread Demonstration (Livestream)— 2020-11-05 through  2020-11-05$69— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m. Fo-Ca-Ccia! Do you want to master this "showstopper" bread in your kitchen? Follow along live as Chef Les Eckert, Director of Great Lakes Culinary Institute, walks you through the process of creating Focaccia. A recipe and list of ingredients and equipment needed will be provided via email prior to class so you have time to gather and measure out what you need to follow along in this class. The link for the live demonstration will be emailed right before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288170
Simplifying Your Spending and Saving Strategies (Livestream))— 2020-11-05 through  2020-11-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 5, 5:30-7 p.m. No matter your age, learn how to sharpen your spending and saving strategies while learning about setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to achieve goals. Discover strategies for controlling debt and improving your credit score, along with practical savings options for now through retirement. You will receive a link to this live online webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292740
Design Your Way Forward (Livestream)— 2020-11-06 through  2020-11-20$129— LivestreamView Details

2 Fri., Nov. 6 and 20, 9-11 a.m. Life is not canceled but many of your plans probably have been in 2020. How are you using this gap year, delay in life, or time off work to design your future? This course, adapted from the Stanford Life Design Lab, offers a framework, tools, and most importantly a place and a community of peers where you can develop your worldview, think about what you want out of your life and work, and engage in meaningful transformation through the life design process. The course employs a design thinking approach to help learners develop a constructive and effective approach to finding and designing their lives and vocations. Students will be emailed a Zoom link 24-48 hours before class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 395643820
Password Management 101 (Livestream)— 2020-11-10 through  2020-11-10$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288609
Are We Becoming Two Americas? (Livestream)— 2020-11-12 through  2020-11-19$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Nov.12 and 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward "Two Americas". The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289017
Fakes-Frauds-Forgeries: The Biggest Art Scandal of the 20th Century (Livestream— 2020-11-18 through  2020-11-18$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Nov. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Provenance, the unbelievably true story about one of the greatest art scandals of the 20th century, is a page-turning thriller. The authors offer us a glimpse into the fake art market, criminal motive, and what it takes for Scotland Yard to put an end to the scandal. The novel raises a whole host of ethical questions: how does the art market function? What happens when the power of museums and curators is knowingly abused? How might a con-artist manipulate this fragile system to their advantage? Join Craig Hadley, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Dennos Museum Center for a fascinating lecture and discussion. Please obtain a copy of the book and complete the reading in advance: Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo, Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art (ISBN: 0143117408). Zoom link will be sent 2 days before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396289122
Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream) — 2020-11-19 through  2020-11-19$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 11. Optional live class on Thurs., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday-themed cookies for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 11; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288073
Thanksgiving Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream) — 2020-11-19 through  2020-11-19$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 11. Optional live class on Thurs., Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday-themed cookies for Thanksgiving! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 11; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288084
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals (Face to Face)— 2020-11-24 through  2020-11-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 24, 1-4 p.m., at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288911
Five Money Questions for Women (Livestream)— 2020-12-02 through  2020-12-02$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Dec. 2, Noon-1:30 p.m. Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. Because of the average longer life span of women, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. In this online course, the instructor shares a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. She discusses the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs as strategies for saving. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396292702
Gingerbread House Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-07 through  2020-12-09$129— LivestreamView Details

Mon. and Wed., Dec. 7 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Build and decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to successfully create a holiday masterpiece! The first class will be dedicated to assembly of your holiday house, and the second class will be all about decorations. Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes: recipes, shopping list, templates and instructions for designing your own gingerbread house, icing mix, and a selection of decorative candies. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 30, limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288137
Christmas Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-10 through  2020-12-10$99— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 20; Optional live class on Thurs., Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Christmas! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. This option includes a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs ($99 option). You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 20; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288093
Christmas Cookie Decorating Demonstration and Kit (Livestream)— 2020-12-10 through  2020-12-10$79— LivestreamView Details

Register by Nov. 20; Optional live class on Thurs., Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. Decorate your own perfect holiday themed cookies for Christmas! Enjoy this fun activity-filled experience with Instructor Michelle Smith-Ronk, of Custom Cookies by Michelle. Watch video demonstrations and join the optional live class to get more tips and show off your creations! Your custom kit will be mailed to your home address and includes 8 of Michelle's special pre-made cookies, pre-made frosting, sprinkles/sugars, toothpick, and a printout of recipes of the icing and a couple cookie recipes. If you would like to include a second extension kit, with 4 additional designs, choose the $99 option. You will receive the links to the demonstration videos and the live class via email. Register by Nov. 20; limited spaces available.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 396288105
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