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Arms Control and the Military-Industrial Complex (Face to Face)— 2021-11-12 through  2021-11-12$65— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (break for lunch on your own Noon-1 p.m.), Scholars Hall Auditorium Rm. 217. For half a century, arms control agreements have helped manage the arms race, been a platform for superpower communications, and a barometer of global stability. But recently the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty have been virtually abandoned. Explore how arms manufacturers in the U.S., Russia and China are creating new weapons that are designed to violate the remaining agreements. Strategic parity that has prevented nuclear war since the 1950s is being replaced by destabilizing attempts to achieve 'strategic dominance.' Instructor Jack Segal helped negotiate the START Treaty and the Nuclear Risk Reduction Agreement and, in Moscow, he supervised implementation of those and other agreements from 1993-1995. At the White House he served as NSC Director for Non-Proliferation from 1998-2000.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424558505
Business Planning with a Purpose (Livestream)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$0— LivestreamView Details

CHANGED TO LIVESTREAM FORMAT -- Tues., Nov. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209, Instructor: Joni Krolczyk. It's true; there are a lot more fun things to do than write a business plan! But when written with a purpose, you'll find that you've created a meaningful document that will both drive your business and help mitigate the many unknowns that plague so many new businesses. The more you plan early on and legitimately set the foundation for success, the better your business will be positioned to grow and scale when faced with unique challenges and opportunities later on. This training is designed for entrepreneurs who are embarking on the journey of writing your very first business plan or individuals who have written one previously and would like to rework it. We hope you'll join us! The cost of this class is underwritten by SBDC. This course is required for the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563243
Course ClosedChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-12-10$59— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Fri., Oct. 29-Dec. 10 (No class Nov. 26), 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, 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. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563071
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChina: Friend or Foe? (Face to Face)— 2021-10-28 through  2021-11-18$75— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Over the past several years, we have been encouraged to believe that China is a current and/or potential threat to our way of life. Is this true, false, or somewhere in between? This will be the focus question after discussing the past, present and possible future of China and its relationship to the U.S. There will be readings prior to each session, which will be used to begin our discussions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563067
Coffee Chats: Holiday Edition (Livestream)— 2021-12-10 through  2021-12-10$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Dec. 10, 10-11 a.m. Join our director of music and audio tech programs here at NMC, Jeffrey Cobb, to enjoy some great holiday sounds and stories. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557526
Coffee Chats: Making Art and Artists (Livestream)— 2021-12-03 through  2021-12-03$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Dec. 3, 10-11 a.m. Printmaking, illustration, mixed media, music. Join Glenn Wolff, fine artist and NMC instructor, for a look inside the layered process of printmaking and inspiring others to make art part of their lives. Learn about the techniques and disciplined practices that have shaped his productive career. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557506
Coffee Chats: Meet Roaster Jack (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-10-29$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 29, 10-11 a.m. What would Coffee Chats be without coffee? Join Jack Davis, owner / operator of Roaster Jack Coffee Co., for an aromatic education in coffee science. Delve into the art of roasting, brewing, and tasting. Explore aspects like country of origin, the subtleties of 'cupping', the language of coffee connoisseurs, and more. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563081
Coffee Chats: Pencil It In (Livestream)— 2021-11-12 through  2021-11-12$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 12, 10-11 a.m. Do you love pencils? Which is your favorite? Do you know about the history of the pencil? Meet Jamie Gallagher, President and CEO of Faber-Castell USA. Explore the fine points of pencil production with the US head of the world's most historic pencil company. In today's digital world, learn to appreciate the unassuming pencil once again. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424558496
Coffee Chats: Solar Power Past and Future (Livestream)— 2021-11-05 through  2021-11-05$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m. Efficiency, reliability, cost-effectiveness. Solar technology can be complex. Local expert Bill Queen will illuminate the fine points of site requirements, dealing with shade, and getting the most out of today's solar power generation options. Learn about the history of solar power and where the tech is headed in the future. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563222
Coffee Chats: Transportation and Housing Issues (Livestream)— 2021-11-19 through  2021-11-19$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 19, 10-11 a.m. How do communities create affordable housing? Then, how do you get from home to work, from point A to B and back again? How does development affect traffic congestion? Learn about the interlinked challenges of transportation and housing issues, and explore current initiatives with Tyler Bevier, transportation planner for Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) and Yarrow Brown, executive director of Housing North. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speakers followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557435
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerComputer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18, 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. NMC ID/Password required--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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562999
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-09-09 through  2021-12-16$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 25), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). The next level after Yoga: Beginning and Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice. Be guided in ways that break the circle of stress, balancing the body's energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa. This is a rigorous practice, building inner fire while developing flexibility and endurance, including sun/moon salutations, inversions and advanced asana. Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes. Teaching is progressive. All students enrolling in this class should have a strong foundation of yoga fundamentals and be physically fit. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555802
Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving (Livestream)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$89— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 9 a.m-noon. Learn the basic tools for implementing a continuous improvement system. You will learn the primary problem-solving steps as well as how to use visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get traction in your improvement efforts. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557772
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m-Noon, Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557532
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. For adults age 16+. Register each participant.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557537
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557755
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDate Night - Pizza Bistro (Face to Face) CHANGED TO OCT. 26— 2021-09-15 through  2021-09-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

**CHANGED TO TUES., OCT. 26** 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Learn about different types of ready made and make your own dough for pizzas. Create pizzas for appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Try different combinations such as Pear/Blue Cheese Pizza with Rosemary Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts, Shrimp Scampi Pizza, and Apple Brie Pizza with Caramelized Onions. Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your pizza in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556423
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563253
Digital Essentials: Google Docs (Livestream) — 2021-11-08 through  2021-11-08$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Why is everyone talking about Google Docs? And how is it different from the Microsoft Word to which I am accustomed? Google Docs is a word processing software that is easy to use and allows convenient access. Learn the great collaborative features of Google Docs with Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer. Whether you are stepping back into the classroom, into a new job or committee, or just wanting to up your remote working skills, you'll get the basics along with great hacks for effective use of Google Docs. It is a great resource for preparing academic and vocational course work. This class is for anyone looking to up their skills and collaborate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563239
Digital Essentials: Google Slides (Livestream) — 2021-11-15 through  2021-11-15$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Google Slides, a free Google Workspace software platform, allows you to easily put together stellar presentations. Learn the basics along with the best tips and tricks with Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer. Whether you are stepping back into the classroom, a new job or committee, or just wanting to up your remote working skills (or impress your family on your next Zoom meet!), get the knowledge you need to start creating your own fun and informational Google Slides. For anyone looking to up their skills and participate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557781
Digital Essentials: Zoom - Google Drive - and More (Livestream) — 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-01$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer to gain a foundational understanding of Zoom, Google Drive and more so you can start that new class, job, committee work, or personal project successfully. Learn Zoom norms and techniques like how to raise your hand, participate in a poll, join and leave breakout rooms, and other essential Zoom skills. With Google Drive, learn how to upload, download, save and organize your files and documents. If you are a prospective NMC student, you'll learn how to make these files easily accessible to Moodle, NMC's learning management system. This class is for anyone looking to up their skills and collaborate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563147
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Marketing (Online)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18, 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 MKT208. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563003
Everyone Is an Artist (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and a sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost. This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557747
Fitness Conditioning (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-12-20$170— Face to FaceView Details

14 classes, Mon. and Wed., Nov. 1-Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 24), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Condition your entire body by using a variety of modalities like Pilates, yoga, strength training and cardio. By using lots of different types of exercises that incorporate flexibility, strength and resistance, you will build strength, agility and power. Each hour-long class will challenge your mind and body, since no two classes are the same. Low impact modifications will be given when necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and proper athletic shoes. Don't forget the mat and water bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563152
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Ginny (Livestream)/Fitness Ball and Continuing Pilates— 2021-10-04 through  2021-12-17$199— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks, Mon. and Fri., Oct. 4-Dec. 17, 8-9 a.m. Join instructor Ginny Mello in two livestream fitness classes each week: Fitness Ball and Continuing Pilates. Fitness Ball integrates the principles of pilates while using a large fitness ball to increase your body's awareness in space while working in three dimensions. Increase your balance, strength, stabilization and endurance. You will need a stability ball (double ply preferred) and a fitness mat. Continuing Pilates offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the classic essential exercises and challenge you with both intermediate and advanced versions. Results include improved flexibility, mobility, core strength, balance and overall well-being. You will need a fitness mat, yoga block, red squishy ball, fitness circle, handheld weights (1, 2, or 3#) and long and loop Therabands.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429554992
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Jenny (Livestream)/Jacki Sorensen's StrongStep— 2021-10-04 through  2021-12-13$99— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks on Mon., Oct. 4-Dec. 13, 9-10 a.m. Join instructor Jenny Dykstra in one livestream fitness class each week: Jacki Sorensen's StrongStep is a low-impact, high energy, fitness class that is fun and easy! Subtly choreographed routines for a head-to-toe workout include resistance and core training. Exercise with or without a step while keeping your heart rate elevated. You will need a fitness mat. Both face to face and livestream options available. Steps are available to borrow.

  • Seats available: Approximately 93. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429555039
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Maggie (Livestream)/Total Barre and Gentle Pilates— 2021-10-05 through  2021-12-15$199— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks, Tues. and Wed., Oct. 5-Dec. 15, 8-9 a.m. Join instructor Maggie Quinn in two livestream fitness classes each week: Total Barre Endurance with Props and Gentle Pilates. The Total Barre Endurance with Props is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training choreographed to music. Kitchen counter or bannister can be used for your ballet barre. You will need a fitness mat, barefoot, thera band, ankle tubing and red ball. Gentle Pilates restores the natural curves of your spine and balances the muscles around your joints with emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization. Results include improved flexibility, mobility, core strength and overall well-being. You will need a fitness mat, long and loop Therabands, red and orange balls, long foam roller, ankle tubing, 2 black discs, long narrow towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 89. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429554837
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-12-08$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Wed., Oct. 27-Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563046
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-07$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Tues., Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (No class Nov. 23). Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's 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 the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563013
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Face to Face)— 2021-11-02 through  2021-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. The instructor, Steve Stanton, has a special camera that will show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone, but projected on a screen for readability. You are one 3-hour session away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563177
Gingerbread House Decorating (Face to Face)— 2021-12-05 through  2021-12-05$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Sign yourself up and bring a child, your partner, or your best friend. Create one house to enjoy together this Holiday season. The class will be dedicated to assembly and decorating your holiday house with a variety of candies. Baking tutorial video will be available, if you are interested in making your own gingerbread, but all house pieces will be provided for the class. You can carefully take your creation home at the end of the class, or pick it up the next day to allow more time for it to set (suggested). Register one adult; registration is for Adult/child or adult couples.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557517
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Resources (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-10-27$49— LivestreamView Details

DATE CHANGED TO Wed., Oct. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Explore the many resources available to help you to locate and research grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of online resources, as well as strategies to conduct your search and sources for additional guidance. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resource links to begin searching for funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Students are encouraged to sample searching online along with the instructor during the class with screen sharing available if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562876
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Face to Face)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-11-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

Part 2: 4 Wed., Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your book or e-book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424813480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntercultural Communication (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-10-26$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Behavior is what we do. Culture is how we do it. The goal of Intercultural Communication is to learn how to identify what makes up your own personal cultural identity as well as what makes up that of others. It is from knowing this that we are able to have the capacity for rich communication between people and groups. Over the course of this 90 minute session, participants will learn what is Intercultural Communication, how to map their own cultural identity, and will build tools to have more effective exchanges with others and groups.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563021
Interpretation and Environmental Education (Face to Face)— 2021-11-03 through  2021-11-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563198
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-09-07 through  2021-11-20$49— OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged. You may begin this online course anytime. After enrolling, please email info@voicesforall.com to schedule your class for a time of your convenience. 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 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 = 424555757
Intro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2021-11-04 through  2021-11-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 4, 6-8:30 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 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563211
Israel/Palestine - Destined to Fail? (Livestream)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-16$65— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Nov. 9 and 16, 10 a.m.-Noon. The wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors have been subdued. But the conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians seem farther from resolution than ever. On the first day, we'll review the history of how Israel came into existence and its emergence in 1967 as the regional superpower. We'll touch on the wars in 1973 against Arab state armies, in 1982 against the PLO, in 1991 against Iraq, and thereafter between the Israel and other various terrorist organizations. On the second day, we'll focus on how fifty-five years of occupation and violence have driven the Israelis and the Arabs apart and how both sides' internal politics are undermining the remaining hope for a settlement. Instructor, Jack Segal, was Counselor for Political-Military Affairs at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1988-91.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563260
Course ClosedKnitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-10-30 through  2021-11-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Oct. 30-Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563142
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-09-09 through  2021-12-16$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (No class Nov. 25), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. Please see yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLeadership Skills for First Time Managers and Supervisors (Face to Face)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-10-27$299— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 27, 8:30-4:30 p.m., West Hall Rm. 15 (in lower level). First time managing other employees? New responsibilities require new tools. This will teach you new tricks to help you better lead and communicate with your team. Learn coaching skills to evaluate employee (and your own) performance. Master giving effective feedback and handling customer complaints. Discover the dos and don'ts of transitioning from peer to supervisor. Whether you are brand new on the job or newly promoted, get up to speed quickly with this one day course. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public. One hour break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563052
Mac and Cheese Jazzed Up! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-18 through  2021-11-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557724
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 1-22, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563157
Manage Your Breath - Manage Your Stress (Livestream)— 2021-11-11 through  2021-11-11$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m. Worldwide interest in the importance of breathing and breathwork has increased by 500% since 2018! Join instructor Will Michael, PhD Clinical Hypnotherapist and Advanced SOMA Breath Instructor, and learn to manage your stress and your life through a variety of breathing techniques. Review the latest scientific insights, major philosophies, benefits and contraindications of working with the breath. Breathing techniques will be gentle yet informative and closely guided to ensure safety and comfort. The intention is to assist you in building your own 'toolbox' of breathing practices; some to enhance energy, aliveness and immunity; some to enhance relaxation, release and healing; and others to create coherence, balance and alignment both within and without. Breathing was the first thing you did, and it will be the last - let's work on all of those important breaths in between!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424560311
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-12-08$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Wed., Oct. 27-Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), Noon-1 p.m. The past year has proven to be quite a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well-being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563060
Course ClosedMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-12-10$55— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Fri., Oct. 29-Dec. 10, (No class Nov. 26), 12:15-12:45 p.m. The last year 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 the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563091
Navigating the New Venture Lending Landscape (Livestream)— 2021-12-07 through  2021-12-07$0— LivestreamView Details

DATE CHANGED TO Wed., Dec. 7, 10-11 a.m. Not all money is created equal and financing a new venture can be especially tricky. From bootstrapping to borrowing and everything in between, it can be a daunting task to navigate the new venture lending landscape. After all, why are different lenders looking for different things? Who should I borrow money from (or not)? What are the 3 F's? Shouldn't people just want to give me money to start my business? We get it… there are a lot of questions and this is new territory for most new start-ups. Join us for an in-depth look at what it takes to finance a new venture and debunk a few myths along the way. The workshop features instruction by a Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Consultant and is free (cost is underwritten by the SBDC), however registration is required. This course is required for the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557499
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Aug. 30-Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. 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. All participants must remain masked during rehearsal, and socially-distanced when possible.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555167
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band (Face to Face)— 2021-08-31 through  2021-12-07$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Aug. 31-Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. 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 GT Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. All participants must remain masked during rehearsal, and socially-distanced when possible.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band - 5:30 (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 5:30-7:25 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555520
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band - 7:30 (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555525
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics (Face to Face)— 2021-11-06 through  2021-11-13$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., Nov. 6 and 13, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farm land with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Supply list will be emailed before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563232
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$169— LivestreamView Details

Begin anytime; dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before registering.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554681
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$319— LivestreamView Details

Begin anytime; dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before registering.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554691
Putin's Russia - The Challenge for the Biden Administration (Face to Face)— 2021-11-02 through  2021-11-02$35— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Auditorium Rm. 217. A Biden-Putin Summit in June. Russian Parliamentary elections in September. Heightened political repression within Russia. And continuing U.S.-Russian competition in Asia, Europe and now even the Arctic. What can we expect or hope for from U.S. relations with Russia under Putin and Biden? Catch up on the latest developments with Karen Puschel Segal and Jack Segal, former Russia experts at the State Department.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563183
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki Tapping: Energy Work to Impact Your Life and Health (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-11-23$115— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 6-8 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563033
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream) — 2021-11-11 through  2021-11-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 11, 6-8:30 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 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424559470
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come (Face to Face)— 2021-11-10 through  2021-11-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Nov. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well -- the big three being healthcare, inflation and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563283
Santa's Workshop: Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool (Face to Face— 2021-11-20 through  2021-11-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. C/D (2525 Aero Park Dr). Put an artful Windsor bench and footstool to work serving you or a loved one for many generations to come! Learn the secrets of drilling compound angles. Shape seats with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, or hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels are welcome. Choose from cherry, maple or walnut turnings for your project. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557492
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Face to Face)— 2021-11-04 through  2021-11-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Dennos Museum Center. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this live workshop, 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! Class meets at Dennos Museum Center; admission is included with your course registration.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563218
Science and Disinformation: Finding the Truth! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-10 through  2021-11-10$29— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. There are three sides to each story. What do people mean when they say, 'I did my research.' Join Dr. Salah Qutaishat, certified in infection control (CIC) and a fellow of the society of healthcare epidemiology of America (FSHEA), to explore these different perspectives around science, disinformation and finding the truth. This class will describe the scientific approach to validating information and strengthening knowledge. It will also provide examples of how misinformation is generated and spread.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562900
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, and Brian Beckwith, CPA and attorney of Current Consulting, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization. This course is an elective for those completing the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563266
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-09-14 through  2021-12-14$169— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 14-Dec. 14 , 7:30-8:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556411
The Keeling Curve and Understanding of Carbon in the Atmosphere (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-01$29— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226. Take a closer look at the history of our understanding of carbon, carbon cycles, and carbon isotopes in this fun and brain-active class. Using a lesson plan developed through the American Chemical Society, you will work through hands-on activities to understand carbon as an essential element to life here on Earth. You don't have to have a chemistry background to participate, just curiosity and a desire to understand climate dynamics. This class qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563171
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVirtual Assistant 101 (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$2499— OnlineView Details

Start anytime, days and times arranged. Work from home in a growing field. Industry-qualified virtual assistants earn on average $5,000 a month! Virtual Assisting 101 will walk you through becoming a virtual assistant, guided by local business owner Holly McPherson of Virtual Office Assistant. This entry level course takes you through understanding your target market, building your business, and marketing yourself. Learn what to charge, how to write agreements and proposals, and more. Start anytime with 14 training modules you can access online anytime, weekly live QandA sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions. This training is normally priced at $4000, but is available to NMC participants at the discounted price of $2,499 at this time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-09-10 through  2021-12-17$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 5:15-6:45 p.m. (No class Nov. 26), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. 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 = 424556263
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies (Face to Face)— 2021-09-10 through  2021-12-17$309— Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 26), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556282
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$169— LivestreamView Details

Begin anytime; dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before registering.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554681
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$319— LivestreamView Details

Begin anytime; dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before registering.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554691
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVirtual Assistant 101 (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-08-28 through  2021-11-20$2499— OnlineView Details

Start anytime, days and times arranged. Work from home in a growing field. Industry-qualified virtual assistants earn on average $5,000 a month! Virtual Assisting 101 will walk you through becoming a virtual assistant, guided by local business owner Holly McPherson of Virtual Office Assistant. This entry level course takes you through understanding your target market, building your business, and marketing yourself. Learn what to charge, how to write agreements and proposals, and more. Start anytime with 14 training modules you can access online anytime, weekly live QandA sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions. This training is normally priced at $4000, but is available to NMC participants at the discounted price of $2,499 at this time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424554707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. 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 GT Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. All participants must remain masked during rehearsal, and socially-distanced when possible.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Aug. 30-Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. 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. All participants must remain masked during rehearsal, and socially-distanced when possible.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555167
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band - 5:30 (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 5:30-7:25 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555520
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band - 7:30 (Face to Face)— 2021-08-30 through  2021-12-06$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Aug. 30-Dec. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555525
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band (Face to Face)— 2021-08-31 through  2021-12-07$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Aug. 31-Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information. All participants must remain masked and socially-distanced when not playing. Bell covers and other COVID safety gear will be provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555707
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-09-07 through  2021-11-20$49— OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged. You may begin this online course anytime. After enrolling, please email info@voicesforall.com to schedule your class for a time of your convenience. 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 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 = 424555757
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-09-09 through  2021-12-16$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 6:45-8:15 p.m. (No class Nov. 25), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. Please see yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556180
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-09-09 through  2021-12-16$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Thurs., Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 25), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). The next level after Yoga: Beginning and Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice. Be guided in ways that break the circle of stress, balancing the body's energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa. This is a rigorous practice, building inner fire while developing flexibility and endurance, including sun/moon salutations, inversions and advanced asana. Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes. Teaching is progressive. All students enrolling in this class should have a strong foundation of yoga fundamentals and be physically fit. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555802
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-09-10 through  2021-12-17$239— Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 5:15-6:45 p.m. (No class Nov. 26), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. 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 = 424556263
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies (Face to Face)— 2021-09-10 through  2021-12-17$309— Face to FaceView Details

14 Fri., Sept. 10-Dec. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 26), at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556282
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-09-14 through  2021-12-14$169— Face to FaceView Details

14 Tues., Sept. 14-Dec. 14 , 7:30-8:30 a.m., at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556411
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDate Night - Pizza Bistro (Face to Face) CHANGED TO OCT. 26— 2021-09-15 through  2021-09-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

**CHANGED TO TUES., OCT. 26** 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Learn about different types of ready made and make your own dough for pizzas. Create pizzas for appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Try different combinations such as Pear/Blue Cheese Pizza with Rosemary Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts, Shrimp Scampi Pizza, and Apple Brie Pizza with Caramelized Onions. Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your pizza in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556423
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Ginny (Livestream)/Fitness Ball and Continuing Pilates— 2021-10-04 through  2021-12-17$199— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks, Mon. and Fri., Oct. 4-Dec. 17, 8-9 a.m. Join instructor Ginny Mello in two livestream fitness classes each week: Fitness Ball and Continuing Pilates. Fitness Ball integrates the principles of pilates while using a large fitness ball to increase your body's awareness in space while working in three dimensions. Increase your balance, strength, stabilization and endurance. You will need a stability ball (double ply preferred) and a fitness mat. Continuing Pilates offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the classic essential exercises and challenge you with both intermediate and advanced versions. Results include improved flexibility, mobility, core strength, balance and overall well-being. You will need a fitness mat, yoga block, red squishy ball, fitness circle, handheld weights (1, 2, or 3#) and long and loop Therabands.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429554992
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Jenny (Livestream)/Jacki Sorensen's StrongStep— 2021-10-04 through  2021-12-13$99— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks on Mon., Oct. 4-Dec. 13, 9-10 a.m. Join instructor Jenny Dykstra in one livestream fitness class each week: Jacki Sorensen's StrongStep is a low-impact, high energy, fitness class that is fun and easy! Subtly choreographed routines for a head-to-toe workout include resistance and core training. Exercise with or without a step while keeping your heart rate elevated. You will need a fitness mat. Both face to face and livestream options available. Steps are available to borrow.

  • Seats available: Approximately 93. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429555039
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit with Maggie (Livestream)/Total Barre and Gentle Pilates— 2021-10-05 through  2021-12-15$199— LivestreamView Details

11 weeks, Tues. and Wed., Oct. 5-Dec. 15, 8-9 a.m. Join instructor Maggie Quinn in two livestream fitness classes each week: Total Barre Endurance with Props and Gentle Pilates. The Total Barre Endurance with Props is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training choreographed to music. Kitchen counter or bannister can be used for your ballet barre. You will need a fitness mat, barefoot, thera band, ankle tubing and red ball. Gentle Pilates restores the natural curves of your spine and balances the muscles around your joints with emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization. Results include improved flexibility, mobility, core strength and overall well-being. You will need a fitness mat, long and loop Therabands, red and orange balls, long foam roller, ankle tubing, 2 black discs, long narrow towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 89. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 429554837
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerReiki Tapping: Energy Work to Impact Your Life and Health (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-11-23$115— LivestreamView Details

5 Tues., Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 6-8 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 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563033
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-07$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Tues., Oct. 26-Dec. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (No class Nov. 23). Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's 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 the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563013
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerComputer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18, 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. NMC ID/Password required--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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562999
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntercultural Communication (Livestream)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-10-26$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Oct. 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Behavior is what we do. Culture is how we do it. The goal of Intercultural Communication is to learn how to identify what makes up your own personal cultural identity as well as what makes up that of others. It is from knowing this that we are able to have the capacity for rich communication between people and groups. Over the course of this 90 minute session, participants will learn what is Intercultural Communication, how to map their own cultural identity, and will build tools to have more effective exchanges with others and groups.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563021
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Marketing (Online)— 2021-10-26 through  2021-12-18$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18, 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 MKT208. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563003
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-12-08$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Wed., Oct. 27-Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), Noon-1 p.m. The past year has proven to be quite a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well-being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563060
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-12-08$69— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Wed., Oct. 27-Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 24), 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563046
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Face to Face)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-11-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

Part 2: 4 Wed., Oct. 27-Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your book or e-book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424813480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLeadership Skills for First Time Managers and Supervisors (Face to Face)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-10-27$299— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 27, 8:30-4:30 p.m., West Hall Rm. 15 (in lower level). First time managing other employees? New responsibilities require new tools. This will teach you new tricks to help you better lead and communicate with your team. Learn coaching skills to evaluate employee (and your own) performance. Master giving effective feedback and handling customer complaints. Discover the dos and don'ts of transitioning from peer to supervisor. Whether you are brand new on the job or newly promoted, get up to speed quickly with this one day course. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public. One hour break for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563052
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Resources (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-10-27 through  2021-10-27$49— LivestreamView Details

DATE CHANGED TO Wed., Oct. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. Explore the many resources available to help you to locate and research grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of online resources, as well as strategies to conduct your search and sources for additional guidance. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resource links to begin searching for funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Students are encouraged to sample searching online along with the instructor during the class with screen sharing available if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562876
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChina: Friend or Foe? (Face to Face)— 2021-10-28 through  2021-11-18$75— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., Oct. 28-Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Over the past several years, we have been encouraged to believe that China is a current and/or potential threat to our way of life. Is this true, false, or somewhere in between? This will be the focus question after discussing the past, present and possible future of China and its relationship to the U.S. There will be readings prior to each session, which will be used to begin our discussions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563067
Course ClosedMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-12-10$55— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Fri., Oct. 29-Dec. 10, (No class Nov. 26), 12:15-12:45 p.m. The last year 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 the day before the first 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563091
Course ClosedChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-12-10$59— LivestreamView Details

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 6 Fri., Oct. 29-Dec. 10 (No class Nov. 26), 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, 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. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563071
Coffee Chats: Meet Roaster Jack (Livestream)— 2021-10-29 through  2021-10-29$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Oct. 29, 10-11 a.m. What would Coffee Chats be without coffee? Join Jack Davis, owner / operator of Roaster Jack Coffee Co., for an aromatic education in coffee science. Delve into the art of roasting, brewing, and tasting. Explore aspects like country of origin, the subtleties of 'cupping', the language of coffee connoisseurs, and more. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563081
Course ClosedKnitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-10-30 through  2021-11-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Oct. 30-Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563142
Fitness Conditioning (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-12-20$170— Face to FaceView Details

14 classes, Mon. and Wed., Nov. 1-Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 24), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Condition your entire body by using a variety of modalities like Pilates, yoga, strength training and cardio. By using lots of different types of exercises that incorporate flexibility, strength and resistance, you will build strength, agility and power. Each hour-long class will challenge your mind and body, since no two classes are the same. Low impact modifications will be given when necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and proper athletic shoes. Don't forget the mat and water bottle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563152
Digital Essentials: Zoom - Google Drive - and More (Livestream) — 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-01$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer to gain a foundational understanding of Zoom, Google Drive and more so you can start that new class, job, committee work, or personal project successfully. Learn Zoom norms and techniques like how to raise your hand, participate in a poll, join and leave breakout rooms, and other essential Zoom skills. With Google Drive, learn how to upload, download, save and organize your files and documents. If you are a prospective NMC student, you'll learn how to make these files easily accessible to Moodle, NMC's learning management system. This class is for anyone looking to up their skills and collaborate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563147
The Keeling Curve and Understanding of Carbon in the Atmosphere (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-01$29— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 226. Take a closer look at the history of our understanding of carbon, carbon cycles, and carbon isotopes in this fun and brain-active class. Using a lesson plan developed through the American Chemical Society, you will work through hands-on activities to understand carbon as an essential element to life here on Earth. You don't have to have a chemistry background to participate, just curiosity and a desire to understand climate dynamics. This class qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563171
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness (Face to Face)— 2021-11-01 through  2021-11-22$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Nov. 1-22, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563157
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Face to Face)— 2021-11-02 through  2021-11-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. The instructor, Steve Stanton, has a special camera that will show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone, but projected on a screen for readability. You are one 3-hour session away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563177
Putin's Russia - The Challenge for the Biden Administration (Face to Face)— 2021-11-02 through  2021-11-02$35— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, Scholars Hall Auditorium Rm. 217. A Biden-Putin Summit in June. Russian Parliamentary elections in September. Heightened political repression within Russia. And continuing U.S.-Russian competition in Asia, Europe and now even the Arctic. What can we expect or hope for from U.S. relations with Russia under Putin and Biden? Catch up on the latest developments with Karen Puschel Segal and Jack Segal, former Russia experts at the State Department.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563183
Interpretation and Environmental Education (Face to Face)— 2021-11-03 through  2021-11-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563198
Saving Stuff: Preserving the Past for Future Generations (Face to Face)— 2021-11-04 through  2021-11-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Dennos Museum Center. All of us have family treasures that we have inherited or collected over the years. In this live workshop, 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! Class meets at Dennos Museum Center; admission is included with your course registration.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563218
Intro to Hinduism (Livestream)— 2021-11-04 through  2021-11-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 4, 6-8:30 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 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563211
Coffee Chats: Solar Power Past and Future (Livestream)— 2021-11-05 through  2021-11-05$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m. Efficiency, reliability, cost-effectiveness. Solar technology can be complex. Local expert Bill Queen will illuminate the fine points of site requirements, dealing with shade, and getting the most out of today's solar power generation options. Learn about the history of solar power and where the tech is headed in the future. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563222
Painting Old Barns with Acrylics (Face to Face)— 2021-11-06 through  2021-11-13$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., Nov. 6 and 13, 10 a.m.-Noon, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Northern Michigan is home to numerous beautiful vistas, including farm land with rustic, restored and historic barns. Capture the view of your favorite barn with acrylic paints on an 11 x 14 canvas. Artist Eleonora Hayes demonstrates her methods of combining realistic landscapes with the dreamlike emotions they evoke. You will be introduced to the basics of perspective needed to draw buildings, using acrylic paints on canvas, essential color mixing, and how to use different brushes. Supply list will be emailed before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563232
Digital Essentials: Google Docs (Livestream) — 2021-11-08 through  2021-11-08$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Why is everyone talking about Google Docs? And how is it different from the Microsoft Word to which I am accustomed? Google Docs is a word processing software that is easy to use and allows convenient access. Learn the great collaborative features of Google Docs with Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer. Whether you are stepping back into the classroom, into a new job or committee, or just wanting to up your remote working skills, you'll get the basics along with great hacks for effective use of Google Docs. It is a great resource for preparing academic and vocational course work. This class is for anyone looking to up their skills and collaborate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563239
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563253
Israel/Palestine - Destined to Fail? (Livestream)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-16$65— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Nov. 9 and 16, 10 a.m.-Noon. The wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors have been subdued. But the conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians seem farther from resolution than ever. On the first day, we'll review the history of how Israel came into existence and its emergence in 1967 as the regional superpower. We'll touch on the wars in 1973 against Arab state armies, in 1982 against the PLO, in 1991 against Iraq, and thereafter between the Israel and other various terrorist organizations. On the second day, we'll focus on how fifty-five years of occupation and violence have driven the Israelis and the Arabs apart and how both sides' internal politics are undermining the remaining hope for a settlement. Instructor, Jack Segal, was Counselor for Political-Military Affairs at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1988-91.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563260
Business Planning with a Purpose (Livestream)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$0— LivestreamView Details

CHANGED TO LIVESTREAM FORMAT -- Tues., Nov. 9, 2-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209, Instructor: Joni Krolczyk. It's true; there are a lot more fun things to do than write a business plan! But when written with a purpose, you'll find that you've created a meaningful document that will both drive your business and help mitigate the many unknowns that plague so many new businesses. The more you plan early on and legitimately set the foundation for success, the better your business will be positioned to grow and scale when faced with unique challenges and opportunities later on. This training is designed for entrepreneurs who are embarking on the journey of writing your very first business plan or individuals who have written one previously and would like to rework it. We hope you'll join us! The cost of this class is underwritten by SBDC. This course is required for the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563243
So You Want to Start a Nonprofit (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, and Brian Beckwith, CPA and attorney of Current Consulting, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax exempt organization. This course is an elective for those completing the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563266
Science and Disinformation: Finding the Truth! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-10 through  2021-11-10$29— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. There are three sides to each story. What do people mean when they say, 'I did my research.' Join Dr. Salah Qutaishat, certified in infection control (CIC) and a fellow of the society of healthcare epidemiology of America (FSHEA), to explore these different perspectives around science, disinformation and finding the truth. This class will describe the scientific approach to validating information and strengthening knowledge. It will also provide examples of how misinformation is generated and spread.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562900
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come (Face to Face)— 2021-11-10 through  2021-11-17$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Nov. 10 and 17, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well -- the big three being healthcare, inflation and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563283
Manage Your Breath - Manage Your Stress (Livestream)— 2021-11-11 through  2021-11-11$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 11, 7-9 p.m. Worldwide interest in the importance of breathing and breathwork has increased by 500% since 2018! Join instructor Will Michael, PhD Clinical Hypnotherapist and Advanced SOMA Breath Instructor, and learn to manage your stress and your life through a variety of breathing techniques. Review the latest scientific insights, major philosophies, benefits and contraindications of working with the breath. Breathing techniques will be gentle yet informative and closely guided to ensure safety and comfort. The intention is to assist you in building your own 'toolbox' of breathing practices; some to enhance energy, aliveness and immunity; some to enhance relaxation, release and healing; and others to create coherence, balance and alignment both within and without. Breathing was the first thing you did, and it will be the last - let's work on all of those important breaths in between!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424560311
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream) — 2021-11-11 through  2021-11-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Nov. 11, 6-8:30 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 37. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424559470
Coffee Chats: Pencil It In (Livestream)— 2021-11-12 through  2021-11-12$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 12, 10-11 a.m. Do you love pencils? Which is your favorite? Do you know about the history of the pencil? Meet Jamie Gallagher, President and CEO of Faber-Castell USA. Explore the fine points of pencil production with the US head of the world's most historic pencil company. In today's digital world, learn to appreciate the unassuming pencil once again. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424558496
Arms Control and the Military-Industrial Complex (Face to Face)— 2021-11-12 through  2021-11-12$65— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., (break for lunch on your own Noon-1 p.m.), Scholars Hall Auditorium Rm. 217. For half a century, arms control agreements have helped manage the arms race, been a platform for superpower communications, and a barometer of global stability. But recently the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Open Skies Treaty, and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty have been virtually abandoned. Explore how arms manufacturers in the U.S., Russia and China are creating new weapons that are designed to violate the remaining agreements. Strategic parity that has prevented nuclear war since the 1950s is being replaced by destabilizing attempts to achieve 'strategic dominance.' Instructor Jack Segal helped negotiate the START Treaty and the Nuclear Risk Reduction Agreement and, in Moscow, he supervised implementation of those and other agreements from 1993-1995. At the White House he served as NSC Director for Non-Proliferation from 1998-2000.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424558505
Digital Essentials: Google Slides (Livestream) — 2021-11-15 through  2021-11-15$25— LivestreamView Details

Mon., Nov. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Google Slides, a free Google Workspace software platform, allows you to easily put together stellar presentations. Learn the basics along with the best tips and tricks with Alison Thornton, NMC staff member and Google Certified Trainer. Whether you are stepping back into the classroom, a new job or committee, or just wanting to up your remote working skills (or impress your family on your next Zoom meet!), get the knowledge you need to start creating your own fun and informational Google Slides. For anyone looking to up their skills and participate in this digital world!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557781
Everyone Is an Artist (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and a sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost. This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557747
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557755
Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving (Livestream)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$89— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 9 a.m-noon. Learn the basic tools for implementing a continuous improvement system. You will learn the primary problem-solving steps as well as how to use visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get traction in your improvement efforts. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557772
Mac and Cheese Jazzed Up! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-18 through  2021-11-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557724
Coffee Chats: Transportation and Housing Issues (Livestream)— 2021-11-19 through  2021-11-19$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Nov. 19, 10-11 a.m. How do communities create affordable housing? Then, how do you get from home to work, from point A to B and back again? How does development affect traffic congestion? Learn about the interlinked challenges of transportation and housing issues, and explore current initiatives with Tyler Bevier, transportation planner for Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) and Yarrow Brown, executive director of Housing North. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speakers followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557435
Santa's Workshop: Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool (Face to Face— 2021-11-20 through  2021-11-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg., Rm. C/D (2525 Aero Park Dr). Put an artful Windsor bench and footstool to work serving you or a loved one for many generations to come! Learn the secrets of drilling compound angles. Shape seats with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, or hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels are welcome. Choose from cherry, maple or walnut turnings for your project. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557492
Coffee Chats: Making Art and Artists (Livestream)— 2021-12-03 through  2021-12-03$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Dec. 3, 10-11 a.m. Printmaking, illustration, mixed media, music. Join Glenn Wolff, fine artist and NMC instructor, for a look inside the layered process of printmaking and inspiring others to make art part of their lives. Learn about the techniques and disciplined practices that have shaped his productive career. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557506
Gingerbread House Decorating (Face to Face)— 2021-12-05 through  2021-12-05$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Sign yourself up and bring a child, your partner, or your best friend. Create one house to enjoy together this Holiday season. The class will be dedicated to assembly and decorating your holiday house with a variety of candies. Baking tutorial video will be available, if you are interested in making your own gingerbread, but all house pieces will be provided for the class. You can carefully take your creation home at the end of the class, or pick it up the next day to allow more time for it to set (suggested). Register one adult; registration is for Adult/child or adult couples.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557517
Navigating the New Venture Lending Landscape (Livestream)— 2021-12-07 through  2021-12-07$0— LivestreamView Details

DATE CHANGED TO Wed., Dec. 7, 10-11 a.m. Not all money is created equal and financing a new venture can be especially tricky. From bootstrapping to borrowing and everything in between, it can be a daunting task to navigate the new venture lending landscape. After all, why are different lenders looking for different things? Who should I borrow money from (or not)? What are the 3 F's? Shouldn't people just want to give me money to start my business? We get it… there are a lot of questions and this is new territory for most new start-ups. Join us for an in-depth look at what it takes to finance a new venture and debunk a few myths along the way. The workshop features instruction by a Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Consultant and is free (cost is underwritten by the SBDC), however registration is required. This course is required for the Business Development Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557499
Coffee Chats: Holiday Edition (Livestream)— 2021-12-10 through  2021-12-10$10— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Dec. 10, 10-11 a.m. Join our director of music and audio tech programs here at NMC, Jeffrey Cobb, to enjoy some great holiday sounds and stories. This Coffee Chat begins with an interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557526
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m-Noon, Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557532
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. For adults age 16+. Register each participant.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557537