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Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-8 pm. University Center Rm 207. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312805864
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Meets 2 Wednesdays: Aug. 22, 9 am - Noon at University Center Rm 214; AND Aug. 29, 9 am - 1 pm (field trip). Join instructor, Craig Olsen, to go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
After Harvest Canning, Freezing, Preserving—2018-09-18 through 2018-09-18$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You will get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer and fall. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885108
Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host—2018-11-10 through 2018-11-10$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm. 207. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725162
Amazing Apples!—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Fall means APPLES! Michigan is one of the leading apple producers, so take advantage of the harvest! Gain knowledge about which variety of apples make the best appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts. Explore new ways to use apples in all kinds of meal planning. From a meal starter of savory apple crostini to a finish of sweet apple roses, with apple pizza in-between! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885124
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-10$75—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - noon and Sat, 10 am - 3 pm (field trip). NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796625
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Date and times arranged. Begin this online course anytime. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll. After enrolling, email Kristie Lambright to begin the course (kris@voicesforall.com). Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success in this industry. You will be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Upon enrolling, you will be assigned to one of the Voices For All professional voiceover actor/instructors. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726220
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
Basic Bike Maintenance—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Aero Park, Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041886
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry—2018-09-24 through 2018-09-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon.,5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You will be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891127
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$399—Face to FaceView Details

Oct 4-11. Weekdays 5-9 pm, Weekend 9 am - 3 pm. Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm. 148.Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu). Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312727372
Beginners Guide to Pruning Your Trees—2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$65—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. In a few short hours you will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010691
Beginning American Sign Language—2018-09-13 through 2018-11-01$119—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988439
Beginning Russian —2018-11-06 through 2018-12-18$119—Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:30-7:45 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Give yourself a leg-up in Russian whether you want to enhance your traveling experience or simply enjoy learning a new language. Guided by Irina Grougan, a native Russian speaker (born and grew up in the Soviet Union), emphasis will be on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar, and conversation. Gain a wonderful window into Russian culture while practicing basic reading, speaking, and writing skills. The required text, The Everything Learning Russian Book, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988448
Beginning Ukulele—2018-10-22 through 2018-10-29$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987401
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-05 through 2018-10-17$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030515
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-06 through 2018-10-18$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030754
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-11 through 2018-10-16$85—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030554
Beginning Yoga—2018-10-23 through 2018-11-27$85—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030557
Belly Dance for Every Body—2018-10-25 through 2018-11-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Ladies night out--join us and belly dance your way from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Feel muscles you never knew you had and find the peace and confidence with your body that you always wanted. This low-impact exercise can boost your immune system, increase blood flow, improve skin tone, and give your whole body a more youthful appearance. But even more than all of that--discover how you are part of a larger community of women who support and encourage each other. No matter what age, size or fitness level, these aspects are all part of the bigger picture that is Belly Dance, and it can be part of your life too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033896
Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick—2018-10-12 through 2018-10-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Story is the basis of human connection. The best stories, the ones we tell again and again, contain a basic structure that makes them sticky. These stories interrupt, surprise, convict and spur to action. Becoming a great storyteller is an art, but also requires a process and good hard work. Come learn by doing and begin the process of crafting your compelling personal or professional story.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723318
Beyond Singing in the Shower—2018-09-17 through 2018-10-15$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort (955 James St., Frankfort, MI 49635). Learn to use your internal instrument, your voice, by improving vocal skills of breathing for singing, tone, diction, performance anxiety and peer evaluation. Become aware of improvement in your vocal health. Sing vocal warm-ups from Sing Legato. Learn about peer evaluation as you perform your selection in a mini recital for other students. Sing on! The text Sing Legato, by Kenneth Jennings, Kjos Publishing, will be available at the NMC Bookstore.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987385
Beyond Singing in the Shower—2018-09-19 through 2018-10-17$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., 5:45-7 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Learn to use your internal instrument, your voice, by improving vocal skills of breathing for singing, tone, diction, performance anxiety and peer evaluation. Become aware of improvement in your vocal health. Sing vocal warm-ups from Sing Legato. Learn about peer evaluation as you perform your selection in a mini recital for other students. Sing on! The text Sing Legato, by Kenneth Jennings, Kjos Publishing, will be available at the NMC Bookstore.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987389
Bikram Yoga (20-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$229—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.). Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030503
Bikram Yoga (40-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$379—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) The 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030509
Birds Up Close—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$45—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9 pm, NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigans birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using NMCs incredible collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796793
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop —2018-08-22 through 2018-08-22$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Aug 22, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus rm 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you will design a captivating paper collage on a 2 x 2 Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. Use reference photos, art materials and a 2 x 2 Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287674049
Buche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Course ClosedCeramics I—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$475—Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659062
Chair Yoga—2018-09-21 through 2018-12-14$125—Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 1-2 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796821
Chronic Pain in Pets and Humans—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$29—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. You do not have to have a pet to learn from veterinarian Dr. Albert Lynch about this integrated approach to chronic pain. NSAIDS and other medications are commonly utilized to manage chronic pain in both humans and animals but are accompanied by potentially serious side effects. By utilizing a multi-modal, integrated approach it is possible to relieve the pain and discomfort of chronic neck, back and joint issues while at the same time limiting or eliminating the use of NSAIDS and other pain medications. Gain an understanding of a variety of proven healing techniques and how they can be utilized to unleash your and your pets innate healing capacity.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037445
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Communicating Your Purpose—2018-09-12 through 2018-09-19$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 9-10:30 am, University Center Rm. 07. Being able to communicate your purpose is a superpower, but how do you make your idea stand out? In this two-day workshop, we will explore the basics of turning your business or nonprofit story into a compelling conversation for world domination! Or... at least to make a powerful impact in the communities you serve.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723029
Condominium Document Review including FHA Certification: The Legal Essentials —2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$85—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 207. Need-to-know information in an evening -- designed for board members, managers, developers and Association members. Taught by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney. This in-depth course addresses state of the art condominium association documents to take advantage of changes in the law and changing trends, including FHA certification requirements and the Nonprofit Act changes. Learn how to avoid potential needless liabilities by incorporating necessary provisions in the documents. Documents to be addressed include: the master deed, bylaws, articles of incorporation, rules and regulations, modifications agreements and service agreements, including content of management contract. Attend this seminar and ensure that your documents are working for you!

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724953
Continuing Ukulele—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987404
Conversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-13$135—Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. This NEW progressive course is tailored for your success -- whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. Cost includes practice packets and a new text book (level determined at first class). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988445
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. 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. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885417
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-23$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom béchamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885166
Creative Writing—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$328—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659131
Crochet Basics—2018-10-19 through 2018-10-26$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891085
Crochet Basics—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891092
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788900
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788921
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-09-25 through 2018-10-30$69—Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues, 2-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q & A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806172
Develop Professionally and Positively—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723314
Digital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$510—Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659233
Digital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659242
Course ClosedDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 3:10-5:10 pm, NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312791957
Dinner with A Gentleman in Moscow —2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. The Count, in the New York Times best-seller, A Gentleman in Moscow, savored delicious stews served to him during his many years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Prepare some of those he enjoyed, such as Osso Bucco, Latvian Stew and a classic Bouillabaisse. Then impress your book-loving friends and family when you prepare them at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885159
Disc Golf—2018-09-24 through 2018-09-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 215. Discover one more great excuse to be outside and have a blast -- Disc Golf. Played with Frisbee type Golf Discs, the game uses many principles of regular golf except that most courses are free to play. Chain baskets replace the cup on courses set up with 9 and 18 holes (baskets). Learn the basic rules and strategies of play, and how to throw a variety of long and short shots. Get hands-on play, demonstrations, and coaching as you play several holes of the NMC course. Includes a golf disk to keep. Designed for beginners and those looking to improve their game!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041883
DIY Bath and Body Products—2018-11-27 through 2018-11-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254.Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. Plus, your holiday gift giving will be more unique and thoughtful! All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891082
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-04$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885136
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010749
Dog Training: Continuing—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., Parson Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010734
Downsize Declutter and Simplify —2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010714
Duck 101—2018-09-25 through 2018-09-25$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885120
Edit Photos Like a Pro—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890717
Electronic Navigation—2018-10-23 through 2018-12-11$159—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. An ABC Course. Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board. The process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes, and then running the planned courses, is demonstrated. Examine electronic charting software for the desktop computer and creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to the on-board unit. Despite differences among the various manufacturers offerings, a thorough discussion of the features being made available is included. Special attention is paid to apps for tablets and smartphones that provide the electronic navigation function at the helm for relatively little cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041890
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-25$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724225
Entertaining with Magic—2018-10-18 through 2018-11-15$99—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm 213. Would you like to learn how to perform magic and entertain with nothing more than a deck of cards? Dr. Larry Phillips will help you learn this new skill. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion you will learn to put together and perform a basic close-up magic routine. The material taught in this course is all audience tested, professional magic from Dr. Phillips performing repertory, including several well-guarded personally developed routines and effects. No Pick-A-Card, Any Card stuff here! The routines taught are impressive and visual magic using a standard deck of playing cards. This course is a great way to either investigate a new hobby or revive an old interest.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806666
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview—2018-12-10 through 2018-12-17$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, Weds, Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. How is the environment in Northern Michigan changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. This course is open to all and is a core course towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796797
Essential Skills for Photographers—2018-10-29 through 2018-10-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890702
Everyone Is an Artist—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of NMCs 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 sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807769
Exploring Watercolors—2018-09-20 through 2018-10-04$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891033
FAA Remote Pilot Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)—2018-10-16 through 2018-11-20$499—OnlineView Details

Oct 15 - Nov 20, Online. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course will prepare you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator! This license is required (by the FAA) for conducting operations such as aerial photography, movie making, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. The course covers a variety of content including drone regulations, airspace, weather, aeronautical charts and safety practices. Course approx 25 hours online; work at your own pace; but complete by Dec 7, 2018. Your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit to help you. Fee does not include FAA test cost which can be taken at the testing center at Aero Park Campus or any FAA Testing Center across the country (appox $150). Register by Oct. 15; course will begin shortly after that date. For more course info call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726217
Fall into Watercolors—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-25$99—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn to how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891041
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$95—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. With the high price of cut, ready-to-buy seafood, learn the basics of fish and seafood butchery and get excited about cooking seafood. Experience the professional way to cut salmon, filet and debone a fish, clean shrimp, and open clams and oysters. Learn to sharpen and keep your tools as precise as possible. Prepare Linguine Fruit de Mer. Bring containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885111
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$99—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032822
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$139—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032831
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$199—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032828
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032848
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$129—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032837
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$179—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility --nand our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032834
Fused Glass: Fall Trees for Your Windows—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-10$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the magic of autumn leaves? Wish their vibrant colors lasted more than a couple of weeks? Create a large Art Glass Window Ornament to extend peak color season at your home. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891070
Gentle Yoga—2018-09-18 through 2018-12-11$139—Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Phys Ed Rm 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796816
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788683
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788718
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788851
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788884
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-09-25 through 2018-09-25$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788772
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-11-13 through 2018-11-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788775
Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-04$125—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795485
Gnocchi -- the Pudgy Pasta—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Discover new dinner recipes featuring this versatile bite accompanied by scrumptious sauces. Chef de Cuisine of Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, Adam Raupp will demonstrate different methods for making potato, flour and gnocchi. Find out how to properly roll and cook these classic dumplings. Create delicious simple recipes built around this adaptable starch that are sure to satisfy. Bring an appetite and a container for any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885156
Grant Basics—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725651
Grant Resources—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725656
Grant Writing: Next Steps—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725662
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1—2018-09-26 through 2018-10-17$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851526
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2—2018-10-24 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851531
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2—2018-09-26 through 2018-11-14$109—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851535
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook—2018-08-19 through 2018-08-19$179—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287994627
Guitar 101—2018-10-22 through 2018-10-29$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it&hellip;nows your chance to give it a go! Here you will get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987392
Happily Ever After Means Communication—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$129—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037474
Harvest Tarts—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Embrace sweet and savory fall tarts -- luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a mélange of fresh vegetables. Enjoy an Italian inspired creation, Tomato and Mozzarella in a Parmesan crust. Learn how to incorporate Italian Plums in a Walnut Crust. And a Rustic Onion Olive Caper Tart filled with diverse flavors makes for a playful presentation. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885133
Healthy Bones for Life!—2018-10-04 through 2018-11-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 2:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. Here is a way to literally put that spring back into your step! All of us move, but how many of us in our too-sedentary society do so with true joy in moving? In this dynamic series of movement-based classes you will learn how to correct alignment, which together with timing and rhythm are what build strong bones and give you a springy step and that feeling of walking on air. Explore movement processes in standing and sitting, as well as lying comfortably on the floor. Please bring a mat or blanket of any thickness on which to lie. Bring a healthy dose of curiosity and come prepared to improve your posture as well!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033761
Healthy Bones for Life!—2018-11-08 through 2018-12-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 2:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. Here is a way to literally put that spring back into your step! All of us move, but how many of us in our too-sedentary society do so with true joy in moving? In this dynamic series of movement-based classes you will learn how to correct alignment, which together with timing and rhythm are what build strong bones and give you a springy step and that feeling of walking on air. Explore movement processes in standing and sitting, as well as lying comfortably on the floor. Please bring a mat or blanket of any thickness on which to lie. Bring a healthy dose of curiosity and come prepared to improve your posture as well!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034139
History of the Anishnabek—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-25$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851477
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up)—2018-10-25 through 2018-10-25$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques 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 age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885170
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques 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 age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885177
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
Identifying Fall Mushrooms—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Participants must take Wild Mushroom Identification Basics prior to taking this course. In the fall, the forests of Northern Michigan deliver many choice edible and medicinal mushrooms. Join certified mushroom expert Jim Moses for a fascinating experience and learn the basic rules for safe mushroom hunting. Discover the difference between a Chicken and a Hen of the Woods. Learn to identify Yellow Feet, Black Trumpets, Turkey Tail, and Charga along with 15 other genera. You will get important information on the biology and ecology of mushrooms, as well as tips and tricks for cooking and preserving the edible varieties. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796184
Immigrations -- Emigrations—2018-10-25 through 2018-11-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1- 3 pm, University Center Rm 214. will certainly see immigration as an important issue. Who should we let in and under what status? How many? Who should we keep out? How did your ancestors get here? Who is helped most by immigration: the host country? We will look at the current and recent global migration and the immigration policies of the U.S. and other countries. Discussion by the participants is the mainstay of the course. Your opinions and educated vote are important. Instructor Fred Curow will send pre-course reading material to registered participants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851520
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-30$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery -- murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective -- and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988793
InDesign for Beginners—2018-10-24 through 2018-11-07$135—Face to FaceView Details

3 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm, NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Learn the fundamentals of the worlds leading desktop publishing software -- Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789295
Inspired Echoes from Sacred Spaces—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-18$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 204. Have you ever wanted to hear the pipe organ in the Washington National Cathedral or a small ensemble singing in a chapel in the old medieval city of Carcassonne, France? Perhaps you have imagined hearing poetry along the Thames in London, or wanting to experience arts presentations in Chartres Cathedral, the incredible Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Prado, the Louvre or any of a number of internationally famous sacred spaces. Come along with Dave Parrish and Lyn Salathiel as they take you on a joyous, multi-dimensional journey into arts experiences presented in some of their favorite sacred spaces.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807388
Integrated Therapies: Living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 213. Be more than just a bystander in the care and treatment of your acute or chronic pain! Join certified reflexologist, Leslie Friend, to begin to understand the pain you experience and learn techniques from a variety of disciplines to manage the effects of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. Trigger points in reflexology, essential oils in aromatherapy, breathing techniques known as pranayama and other resources for self-help will give you the tools you need to take back control of your body and life. You will develop a 30-day plan and follow up with the instructor via phone or email if desired. Make your own bath salts to help you detox and relax.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806166
Into The Wilderness—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796622
Introduction to Eastern Religions—2018-10-01 through 2018-10-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon and Weds, 6-8 pm. NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. Looking to gain an understanding of Eastern Religions? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese religion. Spur your interest in world religion and the variety of traditions in this 4-session introductory series. Learn to think critically and apply tools and techniques to understand these faiths and their common threads. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to the modern world and current events.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851483
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro—2018-09-28 through 2018-10-19$199—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789286
It Is All Greek to Me—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885144
Jack Segal's Diplomacy Series: American Foreign Policy Part II—2018-09-25 through 2018-11-06$115—Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 & Nov. 6, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 207. Explore linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues with Jack Segal, retired US diplomat. He traces the events and decisions that have driven US policy since the end of WWII and the effects on recent presidential administrations. This is the much-anticipated sequel to the Diplomacy Series that Jack taught this past winter. Due to its popularity, registration is available only for the 4-class series (not individual classes).

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851508
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-08$65—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class which will provide you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891121
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-03 through 2018-11-03$65—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class which will provide you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891124
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-18$145—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, comfortable, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit because there are endless different techniques you can use. If you are new to knitting socks you will learn the basics while using worsted weight (#4) yarn and size US4/US5 knitting needles while making a toddler-size sock. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting; knowing how to knit in the round is a plus, but not mandatory. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891110
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2018-11-17 through 2018-12-01$145—Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, comfortable, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit because there are endless different techniques you can use. If you are new to knitting socks you will learn the basics while using worsted weight (#4) yarn and size US4/US5 knitting needles while making a toddler-size sock. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting; knowing how to knit in the round is a plus, but not mandatory. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891113
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891096
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891099
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series—2018-09-06 through 2018-12-06$205—Face to FaceView Details

13 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 22), Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030524
Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats-A One Day On-the-Road Adventure—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$125—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796617
Leadership Skill-Building: Using Positivity to Increase Performance—2018-09-19 through 2018-09-19$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Learn how leading with a positive mindset creates a great company culture and strong bonds among team members. Leave with a skill set to have difficult conversations that have positive results. This course will leave you feeling happy and energized to lead others.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724949
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II—2018-10-03 through 2018-11-07$129—Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 3:30-5:30, University Center Rm 212. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. A material fee (approximately $28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807761
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws—2018-10-03 through 2018-11-07$129—Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807758
Let's Talk Elections—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-23$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1:30 - 4 pm, University Center Rm 216. It is just two weeks until the midterm elections. With that in mind, this course will do two things: look at the matter of elections in America -- from who votes to shifting patterns of partisanship to considering some proposals to increase voting. It will also consider the 2018 midterms and statewide races. What do the polls and other techniques say about the likely outcomes, and how reliable can they be?

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851500
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29—2018-11-16 through 2018-11-16$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am - 2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live -- from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 224. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794599
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39—2018-11-16 through 2018-11-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am - 2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live -- from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 222. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794594
LIFE Lunch - Sail with the Coopers - Experience a Couple's 18-month Voyage—2018-09-28 through 2018-09-28$10—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Join David and Lisa Cooper as they take you on a recap of their 18-month sailing adventure living aboard Virginia Dare, a 40-foot Swedish built Hallberg-Rassy. You will sail the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco, stopping at large and small ports along the eastern U.S. and in the Bahamas. Enjoy marine wildlife, view vessels of all sizes and shapes, and be entertained by the highs (and a few lows) of the Coopers journey. Get an inside scoop on the technology they used, how they provisioned and how they best prepared to live at sea. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794391
LIFE Lunch - TC's Historic Oakwood Cemetery—2018-10-26 through 2018-10-26$10—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Just in time for Halloween, Cemetery Sexton Branden Morgan will fill you in with more than ghost stories. Established in 1853, Oakwood Cemetery on Eighth Street was Traverse Citys first cemetery -- learn about its original location, the renown locals buried there, plus much more. Do not be afraid to ask Branden about his personal (and spooky) experiences working at the cemetery for 20+ years. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 52. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794398
Low Back Pain and Sciatica—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 215. If you are suffering with low back or sciatica pain and looking for natural ways to heal without medications, injections and surgery, this is for you! Learn easy-to-do self-treatment, how to determine what type of back pain you have, and what is causing your back to hurt. Also learn the #1 biggest mistake back pain sufferers make.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312805860
Mah Jongg Madness—2018-09-18 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807377
Mah Jongg Madness—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-26$79—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807380
Making and Printing Your Own Book—2018-10-29 through 2018-10-30$65—Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Ever wish you could put your photos, art or writing into a book and have it printed? Learn how to design and create your own book, plus use on demand printing to have it created for fun or profit. Discover the design of a real photography book in its 6th printing, and then craft a class collaboration project book that incorporates some of your material in one of the chapters.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891074
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-11-07 through 2018-11-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789043
Marketing for Nonprofits: Start at the Beginning—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Explore core marketing fundamentals through a nonprofit lens, and learn how to craft personas, use your internal resources, and leverage your external connections for greater impact. By starting at the beginning to identify who you are trying to engage and understanding what makes them tick, you can confidently apply resources and select channels for maximum impact. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723135
Maximizing Social Security—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$29—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. For many Americans, Social Security is the single largest asset they have in retirement, and greater than 90% of all recipients do not maximize their Social Security benefits. Advance planning is essential and the decisions you make today can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This educational workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand the system, coordinate spousal and survivor benefits, manage taxes, and maximize your personal benefits. Whether you are single, married, divorced or widowed, there may be many ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge. Extra workbooks are available for $6 at class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015939
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing—2018-09-19 through 2018-12-12$119—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037374
Meet the Beetles - Up Close—2018-09-10 through 2018-09-24$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 1-3 pm AND 1 Sat., Noon-4 pm. University Center Rm. 213. Beetles are the most abundant insect on the planet. Northern Naturalist students and others will enjoy examining these specimens up-close as you learn fascinating characteristics of these creatures. Learn to use a taxonomy key and build understanding of anatomy, life history, relationships to other insects, habitats and roles in the ecosystem. Includes two in-class learning sessions and a beetle hunting field trip on the last day. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795497
Michigan in Crisis?—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 214. Grab this opportunity to learn and participate in discussions leading up to the important November 6th election(s). History suggests that Michiganders have many state issues to examine as we approach the midterm elections. Instructor Fred Curow will introduce and provide information on topics such as infrastructure, education, tax structure, social services, term limits, gerrymandering, medical and recreational marijuana and confidence in government. Bulk of this course is devoted to participant discussion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851512
Mid-day Meditation —2018-09-21 through 2018-12-14$99—Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 12:15-12:45 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Do not have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037390
Modernist Cuisine—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885414
More iPhone—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788845
Music Appreciation—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 11:20 am - 12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. We will survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move peoples hearts through the ages. Experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659269
Music Appreciation - Jazz—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. Be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659456
Navigating QuickBooks Online—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9-11 am, University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723308
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 218. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795489
NMC Chamber Singers—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 pm, Fine Arts 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659308
NMC Concert Band—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-11$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101 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 brumbaughpat@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659520
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$200—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523707
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$100—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523735
NMC Fitness - Student Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$120—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523732
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$60—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523742
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm, Fine Arts 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 Grand Traverse 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 60. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659286
NMC Jazz Band—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 5:30-7:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659596
NMC Jazz Band—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659599
Nonprofit Board Basics—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>2 Thurs, 1:30-3 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Whether you are an Executive Director (ED) or current member of a board, join us to explore the questions and challenges you face as nonprofit leaders. Participants will walk away understanding common pitfalls of an ineffective board, best practices of an effective board, and how to share this knowledge in a way that ignites engagement and cultivates a healthy relationship between the board and ED.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723356
Noon HIIT Interval Training—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-08$119—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues and Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033743
Nutrition for Joint Health—2018-09-25 through 2018-10-02$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 3:15-4:45 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037423
Opera Notes: Seductive Women - Samson and Delila - Aida—2018-10-05 through 2018-10-05$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 214. Can Dalila discover Samsons secret? Will Amneris win Radames away from Aida in the popular Verdi classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807783
Opera Notes: Women Like That! La Traviata - Anna Lecouvreur—2018-12-14 through 2018-12-14$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm 214. What is up with Diana Damraus Violetta in this new production of La Traviata? Unravel Anna Lecouvreurs confusing plot for Anna Netrebkos MET debut in the title role.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851469
Opera Notes: Women of Strength and Mystery - Fanciulla del West and Marni—2018-10-26 through 2018-10-26$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center 214. Uncover the mystery of Marnie based on the Hitchcock movie as depicted in this new opera by Muhly. Can the Girl of the Golden West find love in this Puccini western?

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851464
Our Broken Politics—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1:30-4 pm, University Center Rm 214. Among the few things that Americans can agree on these days is that the political system is seriously broken. Incivility, gridlock, inattention to pressing policy needs--the list goes on. Yet many of us can recall a time--not all that long ago--when politics and government worked tolerably well. At one time American democracy was the gold standard for popular governance. Not so any more. This course lays out the dimension of dysfunction, examines some of the prominent analyses of the problem, and explores a few of the proposals to remedy the gridlock.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851495
Painting I—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659607
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-09-30 through 2018-09-30$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029117
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-10-21 through 2018-10-21$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029124
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-11-11 through 2018-11-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029191
Password Management 101—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 10 am - noon. University Center Rm. 216. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788895
Pastels at Your Pace—2018-10-05 through 2018-10-26$149—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri, 6-8 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! All materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891059
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 214. Want to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890713
Photography: Getting the Most out of Color—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 212. Are you dazzled by the colors of life, but disappointed by what your camera captures? Wish you could capture and share the brilliant reds of sunrises and sunsets, the deep blues of flowers, warm hues of autumn colors and the bold rainbows of bright clothes? Enjoy going from boring to bravo as you learn to get the most out of color! Bring your camera and tripod along, if the weather permits we will head outside for some hands-on work.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890706
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-08-27 through 2018-08-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287647771
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 213. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890729
Photoshop for Photographers—2018-11-15 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890724
PiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-06$89—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033746
Polynesian Painting Party—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Meets at The Art Studio B &amp; B (112 W. Race Street (M-204), Suttons Bay. Tropical punch, an art studio in Suttons Bay, an expert painting instructor, and a blank canvas are just waiting for you! Join this fun party where you can expand your painting talents--or try them for the first time. Enjoy tropical punch (you can bring your own beverage too), followed by a hands-on art class where you will hear tales about impressionist art legend Paul Gauguin, who painted Tahitian life using color and exaggeration expressively, his time spent with VanGogh, his mistresses, his journeys. Leave with your own 16-inch by 20-inch acrylic painting of a colorful thatched hut under palm trees, ready to hang. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891052
Pottery Techniques—2018-09-26 through 2018-11-14$225—Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Beginners through advanced students -- try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You will work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891169
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. It is the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening savoring pumpkin cake with sage glaze. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885307
Puppy Training 101—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$125—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010753
Qigong for Strengthening and Cleansing—2018-09-20 through 2018-11-08$89—Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Meets at Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037378
Reiki as a Personal Practice—2018-09-27 through 2018-10-25$125—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Traditional Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, Iyashino Gendai Reiki Ho: A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037441
Researching Your Roots—2018-10-12 through 2018-10-12$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - 3 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore the history of your family and discover how to utilize the essential tools of genealogy that are now available online. Whether you are just getting started or your research is in progress, this workshop is for you. We will do hands-on research and review some of the programs for recording the data we uncover. Throughout the workshop, learn different strategies needed for overcoming common difficulties inherent in researching family history. Bring any family history records you already have, along with the specific brick walls you have encountered. Bring a sack lunch and a flash drive for data storage.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789038
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-17$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 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 -- &not;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 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015931
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-30$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues.,5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 11. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891141
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-11-28 through 2018-12-05$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891144
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 11. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891153
RMDs - Taxes - and the Effect on Social Security—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$45—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What makes age 70 1/2 so significant? Starting with the year of turning age 70 ½ you must begin taking withdrawals from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, including traditional IRAs and your 401(k). These are known as Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. If you are at or near retirement age, you will soon have to pay taxes on your IRAs and other tax-deferred savings accounts. Taxes on RMDs can be a major burden … unless you know how to protect yourself. Learn the simple strategies and new tax code and how it may affect you. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015943
Salesforce: It is More than a Donor Management Tool—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am-Noon, University Center Rm. 07. We all need to track donors in a centralized system, but why not the volunteers who support us, individuals who come to work with us, or participants in our programs and events? Now you can collect all this data into one centralized place! Join us to learn how you can use Salesforce to effectively track the experience, commitment, and interests of your volunteers and supporters - and you might even discover that some of these people are also your biggest donors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723344
Santa's Workshop - Windsor Furniture Making—2018-11-17 through 2018-11-18$195—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make an heirloom for someone special in your life by hand-building a Windsor-style bench and footstool. You will learn wood-shaping and how to use a variety of hand tools like the drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave. Gain techniques for wedging through joints and leveling uneven stool legs and assembling your project. Take home an heirloom you built yourself and the skills to do it again. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891166
Second Act: Strategies for Finding a New Career or Job —2018-10-15 through 2018-10-17$45—Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Weds, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 06. Whether you are needing extra income or looking for a new job, you will need those must-have skills to get a great position! Join Career Advisor, Lin Benfield, to discover why you are a great hire! Discuss whether you will need refresher courses to beef up your skills and how to best utilize and build your network. Receive tips on polishing your resume and leave with key interviewing points to make you stand out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725674
Self Defense for Women—2018-09-22 through 2018-11-17$119—Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat, 9 am - noon, NMC Phys Ed Bdlg Gym. The best defense is a good offense. Good outcomes happen because we do what we must to prepare ahead of time. Your personal defense is no different. Knowing how you will handle a situation before it occurs, and being able to handle it with confidence, puts you far ahead of the curve. Come learn about self-awareness and awareness of your surroundings, and practice hands-on self-defense techniques. Use the weeks between each class session to review, practice and lock in your skills, because practice matters. Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes and discover the strength you have inside!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037408
Sell Like an eBay Pro—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789029
Simple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Social Partner Dancing—2018-09-07 through 2018-10-05$65—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Sept. 21), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Heres a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029110
Social Partner Dancing—2018-10-12 through 2018-12-07$95—Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Oct 26 and Nov 23), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Heres a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029121
Sports Performance Facts and Tips for Active Seniors—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues,3:15-4:45 pm., Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. your favorite sport? Whether it is pickle ball, biking, golf, skiing or more -- learn techniques from Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole and Physical Therapist, Rex Holden to improve your speed, strength, range-of-motion and reflexes. We will discuss and practice ways to combat changes that occur with the aging process and how to overcome musculoskeletal issues which often become a limiting factor in sports participation. Do not let a sore hip or shoulder keep you from staying active in the sports you love! Dress for movement; class is half lecture, half activity.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033765
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$1—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722833
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-12-12 through 2018-12-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722837
Sunrise Flow Yoga—2018-09-11 through 2018-12-04$155—Face to FaceView Details

13 Tues., 7:30-8:30 a.m., Yoga for Health Education. 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. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030550
Sushi Rolls—2018-10-27 through 2018-10-27$79—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 2 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885180
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-24$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010698
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing—2018-09-05 through 2018-12-12$225—Face to FaceView Details

14 Wed., 6:45-8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21), Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029107
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-11$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313043332
Talking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home—2018-09-15 through 2018-09-15$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010630
The Art of the Personal Essay - Writing Reflective Narrative—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 7-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Anais Nin writes, We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. In this workshop, you will explore the power of language to convey experiences from your life, and to weigh, with words, the distance between the past and the present. Whether you are trying your hand at writing for the first time, or deep into a memoir of your own, this course invites you to ask questions about the moments of your life that resonate most powerfully in your memory, and to tell your story. Instructor Jaimien Delp, MA in Creative Writing, is a published essayist and poet. Please bring something with which to write (laptop or notebook).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988784
The Constitution—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$35—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - noon, University Center Rm 215. What an opportune time to actually look at the constitution! Join lawyer and historian, Allen Horstman, to examine the countrys founding document. What are the issues? What does the Constitution say -- or not say? Look at recent high court decisions and some of the issues that lie ahead. If available, bring a copy of the constitution.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312852024
There's No Such Thing as Writer's Block—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-18$79—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Whether you need to jump start a stalled work, or jump in and start a new piece, this class will help you move your writing toward completion. We will use triggers, exchanges and page-a-day imaginative motivators, all the while remembering that you cannot permanently ruin a piece of writing. A bad ending merely means that it is time for rewriting to begin. Find new ways to free your prose or poetry from log jams, inertia or discouragement. Experiment and have fun! Please bring paper and a writing utensil.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988790
Toward Two Americas—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm. University Center Rm 216. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward Two Americas. The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851487
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$39—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724940
Twelve O'Clock Toner—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-14$125—Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri, Noon - 12:50 pm, University Center Rm 213, no class Nov. 16 & 23. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033740
Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements—2018-09-18 through 2018-09-18$25—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723129
Understanding Northern Michigan Wetlands—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-15$85—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 1-3 pm and 1 Weds, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm 209. Wetlands are vital to water quality, global biomass productivity, biodiversity, and provide buffers from flooding and shoreline erosion. Learn how to identify and differentiate the complex wetlands of northern Michigan; discover important plants and explore their role in a variety of wetland functions, and enjoy a wetland exploration field trip where we will identify types of wetlands and flagship species. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Field trip is Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796192
Understanding Your DSLR Camera—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your cameras settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890696
Understanding Your Grief—2018-09-12 through 2018-11-14$1—Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 4-6 pm, University Center Rm 214. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806661
Vocal Jazz Ensemble—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$110—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 14. This small ensemble of mens and womens voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659612
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891044
Watercolor Painting I—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659615
Watercolors: Try It Out!—2018-09-11 through 2018-09-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It is hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891029
Weather—2018-09-17 through 2018-11-19$155—Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon, 6;30-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 103. An ABC course. This general weather course will benefit those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm for maritime applications. Become a keen observer of the weather. Learn why weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology -- the science of the atmosphere. Discover how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another. Understand how major weather events develop in our area. Cost incudes text and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041877
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics—2018-09-19 through 2018-09-19$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796179
Windsor Chair-Making for Women—2018-10-27 through 2018-10-28$260—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make a project you will cherish for life! Gain skills for a lifelong hobby while you build a beautiful Windsor-style bench or side chair. Gain valuable woodworking skills in the process: wood shaping with drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave; joint wedging; leveling the legs; and assembling and adjusting your project. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891157
Women in Retirement—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$45—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. Please join your host, Heidi Thompson, Financial Planner, for a womens ONLY educational opportunity. Together we will navigate the complex world of finances by mapping out investment strategies specific to women. You will also learn how to select your professional partnerships in retirement planning and how to talk to your family about money. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015935
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-17$95—Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Nows your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891138
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Main Campus Becket Bldg Rm. 149. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725665
Yeah Paella—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Discover the history and flavor of this authentic dish of Spain! Bring paella home as you discover three tasty variations, featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Valencia Vegetable Paella, Chorizo Paella and Seafood Paella. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885149
Yes You Can! Nonprofit Lobbying 101—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who wants to advocate for legislative change? Discover tips and strategies for effecting change through advocacy and come away with an understanding of what you can and cannot do so your nonprofit stays legal while lobbying.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723348
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-07$209—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030528
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-08 through 2018-12-08$219—Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat, 9-10:30 am, Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030538
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$195—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030541
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-07$269—Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23) Yoga for Health Education. 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. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030535
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-25$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891062
Zumba (Lite)—2018-10-01 through 2018-10-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way into autumn!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033757
Zumba (Lite)—2018-11-26 through 2018-12-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 10:-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way from Thanksgiving to the winter Holidays!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034142
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Avoid a Knee Replacement—2018-08-15 through 2018-08-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center 209. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee--EVEN if you've been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801615
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch and Cook—2018-08-19 through 2018-08-19$179—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287994627
Botanicals Paper Collage Workshop —2018-08-22 through 2018-08-22$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, Aug 22, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus rm 103. Do you like to create your own artwork for your home or gifting? Using botanicals as the subject matter, you will design a captivating paper collage on a 2 x 2 Masonite board with gel medium, acrylics, reference photos and torn paper. You will be provided with a basic underpainting and learn how to apply torn and painted collage through demonstration and hands-on guidance. Use reference photos, art materials and a 2 x 2 Masonite board. Leave with a beautiful, finished work of art that can be framed. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =287674049
A Closer Look at Spiders—2018-08-22 through 2018-08-29$89—Face to FaceView Details

Meets 2 Wednesdays: Aug. 22, 9 am - Noon at University Center Rm 214; AND Aug. 29, 9 am - 1 pm (field trip). Join instructor, Craig Olsen, to go beyond the myths and folklore of these interesting, yet somewhat creepy creatures to discover the fascinating facts and characteristics of our local spiders. Learn how to classify spiders and differentiate them from each other as you search for and identify local species. Gain understanding of their life cycle and look at specific adaptations for hunting and capturing prey. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress for the weather for the final session which meets at the Timbers Recreation Area.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801609
NMC Fitness Center - Public Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$200—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523707
NMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$100—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523735
NMC Fitness - Student Annual—2018-08-25 through 2019-08-25$120—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523732
NMC Fitness - Student Term 4-month—2018-08-25 through 2018-12-25$60—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313523742
Watercolor Painting I—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659615
Digital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$510—Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 1-3 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659233
Bikram Yoga (20-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$229—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.). Start anytime. The 20-class package expires 4 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030503
Bikram Yoga (40-class package)—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-31$379—Face to FaceView Details

Start anytime. Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) The 40-class package expires 6 months from your first visit. After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin your class package before attending your first class. In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. Choose from 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Bikram Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at bikramyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Avenue).

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030509
Course ClosedDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon and Weds, 3:10-5:10 pm, NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312791957
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30-9:30 pm, Fine Arts 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 Grand Traverse 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 60. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659286
NMC Chamber Singers—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., 5:30-7 pm, Fine Arts 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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659308
NMC Jazz Band—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 5:30-7:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659596
NMC Jazz Band—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659599
Vocal Jazz Ensemble—2018-08-27 through 2018-12-10$110—Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 14. This small ensemble of mens and womens voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659612
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-08-27 through 2018-08-27$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287647771
Course ClosedCeramics I—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$475—Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659062
Painting I—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$445—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659607
Digital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$510—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues and Thurs, 3:10-5:10 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659242
Tae Kwon Do--Black Belt—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-11$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313043332
Music Appreciation—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 11:20 am - 12:50 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. We will survey Western European classical music from the medieval period to the present. Examine the important composers and musical compositions from each period of music while listening to these great works and discussing the elements that made them come alive and move peoples hearts through the ages. Experience the soothing Gregorian Chant of the Medieval period, the lively music of Renaissance, the motion and ornamentation of the Baroque style, the refinement and maturity of the Classical era, the stirring emotion of the Romantic period, and the many harmonic and rhythmic surprises of 20th century music. You do not need to have a music background to enjoy and succeed in this class. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659269
Music Appreciation - Jazz—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$363—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 3:10-4:40 pm, Fine Arts Rm. 115. Jazz Appreciation is a survey of the stylistic and historical elements of jazz from its earliest beginnings and influences through the contemporary jazz scene. Emphasis is placed on listening to the significant jazz artists and styles of each period of jazz. Be introduced to the many musical characteristics, techniques, and terms found in the jazz tradition, as well as their historical significance. No musical background or training is assumed or required. May also be taken for academic credit. Text is not included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659456
NMC Concert Band—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-11$90—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., 7-9 pm, Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101 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 brumbaughpat@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659520
Creative Writing—2018-08-28 through 2018-12-13$328—Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., 9:40-11:10 am, Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313659131
Swing, Latin, and Slow Dancing—2018-09-05 through 2018-12-12$225—Face to FaceView Details

14 Wed., 6:45-8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21), Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029107
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-05 through 2018-10-17$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030515
Come Sail Away with the MHA—2018-09-05 through 2018-09-05$169—Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 4-7 pm, Maritime Heritage Alliance - Discovery Pier (13268 S. W. Bay Shore Dr., TC). Join experienced captain and crew members of the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) and sail West Grand Traverse Bay! This unique small class will set sail on the 39-foot Champion, a custom-built cutter. Learn about sailing from the experts: Jay Ruzak, MHA captain and owner of the Grey Hare Inn, or Doug Roberts, sailor of the Mediterranean and other seas - with great stories to tell! Tie knots, take the helm and hoist the sails while exploring Grand Traverse Bay. Learn maritime history and traditions; in the 1800s Michigan used sailing to drive its economy. Sail the beautiful waters of the bay while supporting the Traverse City Maritime Heritage Alliance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801590
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-06 through 2018-10-18$95—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030754
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series—2018-09-06 through 2018-12-06$205—Face to FaceView Details

13 Thurs., 6:45-8:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 22), Yoga for Health Education. Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030524
Social Partner Dancing—2018-09-07 through 2018-10-05$65—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Sept. 21), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Heres a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029110
Twelve O'Clock Toner—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-14$125—Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri, Noon - 12:50 pm, University Center Rm 213, no class Nov. 16 & 23. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033740
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-07$209—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030528
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies—2018-09-07 through 2018-12-07$269—Face to FaceView Details

13 Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23) Yoga for Health Education. 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. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030535
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-08 through 2018-12-08$219—Face to FaceView Details

14 Sat, 9-10:30 am, Yoga for Health Education. Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030538
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$195—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030541
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$99—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032822
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$139—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032831
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-09-10 through 2018-11-02$199—Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the first week (Sept 10-14) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032828
Meet the Beetles - Up Close—2018-09-10 through 2018-09-24$89—Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 1-3 pm AND 1 Sat., Noon-4 pm. University Center Rm. 213. Beetles are the most abundant insect on the planet. Northern Naturalist students and others will enjoy examining these specimens up-close as you learn fascinating characteristics of these creatures. Learn to use a taxonomy key and build understanding of anatomy, life history, relationships to other insects, habitats and roles in the ecosystem. Includes two in-class learning sessions and a beetle hunting field trip on the last day. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795497
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online)—2018-09-10 through 2018-12-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Date and times arranged. Begin this online course anytime. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll. After enrolling, email Kristie Lambright to begin the course (kris@voicesforall.com). Do people tell you that you have a great voice? Enjoy a fun and empowering 90-minute introductory workshop taught by a professional voice actor. Learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success in this industry. You will be coached in this one-on-one video chat as you read from real scripts so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation. Check out the video at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo to get a better sense of how the class works. Must be 18 or over. Upon enrolling, you will be assigned to one of the Voices For All professional voiceover actor/instructors. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. Call 231-995-1700 to enroll.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726220
Watercolors: Try It Out!—2018-09-11 through 2018-09-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Do you want to try watercolor painting? It is hard to paint without supplies. Let us provide the supplies AND your first lesson! Paint side-by-side with award-winning watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten, as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891029
Beginning Yoga—2018-09-11 through 2018-10-16$85—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030554
Sunrise Flow Yoga—2018-09-11 through 2018-12-04$155—Face to FaceView Details

13 Tues., 7:30-8:30 a.m., Yoga for Health Education. 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. Meets at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street).

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030550
Communicating Your Purpose—2018-09-12 through 2018-09-19$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 9-10:30 am, University Center Rm. 07. Being able to communicate your purpose is a superpower, but how do you make your idea stand out? In this two-day workshop, we will explore the basics of turning your business or nonprofit story into a compelling conversation for world domination! Or... at least to make a powerful impact in the communities you serve.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723029
Understanding Your Grief—2018-09-12 through 2018-11-14$1—Face to FaceView Details

10 Weds, 4-6 pm, University Center Rm 214. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Munson Hospice is offering this FREE 10-session program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator and Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The 10-week workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806661
Aquatic Insects and Water Quality—2018-09-13 through 2018-09-27$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =287801585
Beginning American Sign Language—2018-09-13 through 2018-11-01$119—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988439
Talking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home—2018-09-15 through 2018-09-15$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010630
Beyond Singing in the Shower—2018-09-17 through 2018-10-15$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Mon., 5:45-7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort (955 James St., Frankfort, MI 49635). Learn to use your internal instrument, your voice, by improving vocal skills of breathing for singing, tone, diction, performance anxiety and peer evaluation. Become aware of improvement in your vocal health. Sing vocal warm-ups from Sing Legato. Learn about peer evaluation as you perform your selection in a mini recital for other students. Sing on! The text Sing Legato, by Kenneth Jennings, Kjos Publishing, will be available at the NMC Bookstore.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987385
Weather—2018-09-17 through 2018-11-19$155—Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon, 6;30-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 103. An ABC course. This general weather course will benefit those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm for maritime applications. Become a keen observer of the weather. Learn why weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology -- the science of the atmosphere. Discover how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another. Understand how major weather events develop in our area. Cost incudes text and materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041877
Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements—2018-09-18 through 2018-09-18$25—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Do you want to understand the numbers behind your organization? We will take an in-depth look at the three most important financial statements - Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss, and Cash Flow - and learn what they can tell you about the health of your nonprofit. You will also learn how to generate reports in QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online to help you manage and grow your organization. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723129
After Harvest Canning, Freezing, Preserving—2018-09-18 through 2018-09-18$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You will get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer and fall. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885108
Noon HIIT Interval Training—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-08$119—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues and Thurs, 12:10-12:45 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone increases calorie burn during and after each session, and fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033743
PiYo (Pilates + Yoga)—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-06$89—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 5:45-6:40 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. The fusion of Pilates and Yoga, PiYo, creates an extremely effective workout that will strengthen your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping, or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening and lean muscle development, while yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Many levels are accommodated during this fun class, so people of all ages and fitness abilities will feel welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water and a hand towel. Wear athletic shoes or bare feet. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033746
Gentle Yoga—2018-09-18 through 2018-12-11$139—Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues, 10:15-11:30 am, Phys Ed Rm 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796816
Mah Jongg Madness—2018-09-18 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807377
Conversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond—2018-09-18 through 2018-11-13$135—Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. This NEW progressive course is tailored for your success -- whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. Cost includes practice packets and a new text book (level determined at first class). <br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988445
Leadership Skill-Building: Using Positivity to Increase Performance—2018-09-19 through 2018-09-19$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Learn how leading with a positive mindset creates a great company culture and strong bonds among team members. Leave with a skill set to have difficult conversations that have positive results. This course will leave you feeling happy and energized to lead others.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724949
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing—2018-09-19 through 2018-12-12$119—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037374
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics—2018-09-19 through 2018-09-19$59—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796179
Beyond Singing in the Shower—2018-09-19 through 2018-10-17$115—Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., 5:45-7 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 103. Learn to use your internal instrument, your voice, by improving vocal skills of breathing for singing, tone, diction, performance anxiety and peer evaluation. Become aware of improvement in your vocal health. Sing vocal warm-ups from Sing Legato. Learn about peer evaluation as you perform your selection in a mini recital for other students. Sing on! The text Sing Legato, by Kenneth Jennings, Kjos Publishing, will be available at the NMC Bookstore.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987389
Exploring Watercolors—2018-09-20 through 2018-10-04$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891033
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$95—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. With the high price of cut, ready-to-buy seafood, learn the basics of fish and seafood butchery and get excited about cooking seafood. Experience the professional way to cut salmon, filet and debone a fish, clean shrimp, and open clams and oysters. Learn to sharpen and keep your tools as precise as possible. Prepare Linguine Fruit de Mer. Bring containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885111
Qigong for Strengthening and Cleansing—2018-09-20 through 2018-11-08$89—Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Meets at Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D. Qigong excels at reducing stress and increasing energy. Easy to learn, it combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. This routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you will feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037378
Beginners Guide to Pruning Your Trees—2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$65—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. In a few short hours you will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010691
Navigating the Wild Mushroom Industry—2018-09-20 through 2018-09-20$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 218. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik, as they share the fundamental requirements to become certified as an expert wild-foraged mushroom identifier. Begin with a classroom overview of the 20 species of easily identifiable mushrooms. Then, gain the knowledge you need to sell/distribute wild foraged mushrooms within the requirements of Michigan law. In addition, you will learn proper handling techniques for transport, cleaning, consumption (including some sampling) and home preservation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795489
Mid-day Meditation —2018-09-21 through 2018-12-14$99—Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 12:15-12:45 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? Do not have time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037390
Chair Yoga—2018-09-21 through 2018-12-14$125—Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 1-2 pm, Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself -- come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Meets in the Dennos Museum. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796821
Self Defense for Women—2018-09-22 through 2018-11-17$119—Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat, 9 am - noon, NMC Phys Ed Bdlg Gym. The best defense is a good offense. Good outcomes happen because we do what we must to prepare ahead of time. Your personal defense is no different. Knowing how you will handle a situation before it occurs, and being able to handle it with confidence, puts you far ahead of the curve. Come learn about self-awareness and awareness of your surroundings, and practice hands-on self-defense techniques. Use the weeks between each class session to review, practice and lock in your skills, because practice matters. Wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes and discover the strength you have inside!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037408
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry—2018-09-24 through 2018-09-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon.,5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You will be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads. Includes supplies.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891127
Disc Golf—2018-09-24 through 2018-09-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 215. Discover one more great excuse to be outside and have a blast -- Disc Golf. Played with Frisbee type Golf Discs, the game uses many principles of regular golf except that most courses are free to play. Chain baskets replace the cup on courses set up with 9 and 18 holes (baskets). Learn the basic rules and strategies of play, and how to throw a variety of long and short shots. Get hands-on play, demonstrations, and coaching as you play several holes of the NMC course. Includes a golf disk to keep. Designed for beginners and those looking to improve their game!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041883
Duck 101—2018-09-25 through 2018-09-25$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885120
Nutrition for Joint Health—2018-09-25 through 2018-10-02$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 3:15-4:45 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Many people with arthritis do not realize how much diet choices can worsen pain or improve the way they feel and function. Learn how diet and nutrition can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Our modern diet lacks vital nutrients which our bodies need. Discover what foods to avoid and what to include for an anti-inflammatory diet. Physical therapist Rex Holden and Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole, will give you the tools you need to take charge of your joint health so you can enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037423
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-09-25 through 2018-09-25$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788772
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance—2018-09-25 through 2018-10-30$69—Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues, 2-3 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q & A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806172
Jack Segal's Diplomacy Series: American Foreign Policy Part II—2018-09-25 through 2018-11-06$115—Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 & Nov. 6, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 207. Explore linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues with Jack Segal, retired US diplomat. He traces the events and decisions that have driven US policy since the end of WWII and the effects on recent presidential administrations. This is the much-anticipated sequel to the Diplomacy Series that Jack taught this past winter. Due to its popularity, registration is available only for the 4-class series (not individual classes).

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851508
Pottery Techniques—2018-09-26 through 2018-11-14$225—Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Beginners through advanced students -- try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You will work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891169
Trade and Craft Show Selling—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$39—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724940
Grant Basics—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725651
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1—2018-09-26 through 2018-10-17$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851526
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2—2018-09-26 through 2018-11-14$109—Face to FaceView Details

8 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851535
Photography: Getting the Most out of Color—2018-09-26 through 2018-09-26$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 212. Are you dazzled by the colors of life, but disappointed by what your camera captures? Wish you could capture and share the brilliant reds of sunrises and sunsets, the deep blues of flowers, warm hues of autumn colors and the bold rainbows of bright clothes? Enjoy going from boring to bravo as you learn to get the most out of color! Bring your camera and tripod along, if the weather permits we will head outside for some hands-on work.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890706
Polynesian Painting Party—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Meets at The Art Studio B &amp; B (112 W. Race Street (M-204), Suttons Bay. Tropical punch, an art studio in Suttons Bay, an expert painting instructor, and a blank canvas are just waiting for you! Join this fun party where you can expand your painting talents--or try them for the first time. Enjoy tropical punch (you can bring your own beverage too), followed by a hands-on art class where you will hear tales about impressionist art legend Paul Gauguin, who painted Tahitian life using color and exaggeration expressively, his time spent with VanGogh, his mistresses, his journeys. Leave with your own 16-inch by 20-inch acrylic painting of a colorful thatched hut under palm trees, ready to hang. All materials included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891052
Marketing for Nonprofits: Start at the Beginning—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$25—Face to FaceView Details

Thursday, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Explore core marketing fundamentals through a nonprofit lens, and learn how to craft personas, use your internal resources, and leverage your external connections for greater impact. By starting at the beginning to identify who you are trying to engage and understanding what makes them tick, you can confidently apply resources and select channels for maximum impact. You are welcome to bring your lunch for this noontime workshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723135
Amazing Apples!—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Fall means APPLES! Michigan is one of the leading apple producers, so take advantage of the harvest! Gain knowledge about which variety of apples make the best appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts. Explore new ways to use apples in all kinds of meal planning. From a meal starter of savory apple crostini to a finish of sweet apple roses, with apple pizza in-between! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885124
Reiki as a Personal Practice—2018-09-27 through 2018-10-25$125—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Traditional Japanese Reiki balances the body, mind and spirit. Join Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) Dr. Sally Littleton and develop a powerful personal practice for yourself and to share with others. You will receive at least 4 attunements. Learn original and modern Japanese Reiki methods including foundational Reiki principles, meditation and hands-on-healing. Earn a Gendai Reiki Level I certification. This introductory level course requires no prior experience. Recommended text, Iyashino Gendai Reiki Ho: A Modern Reiki Method for Healing by Hiroshi Doi (available on Amazon, ISBN: 1-886785-33-3).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037441
Toward Two Americas—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$39—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-4 pm. University Center Rm 216. Are we concerned about a divided America? Contemporary political polarization dominates the daily news and much of our conversation. Deep political division, however, is only one element of an increasingly divided America. Behind politics, there is an even more serious slide toward Two Americas. The broader division is seen in social and economic patterns and threatens to lead to a country very different from what we have known. We will examine the ways this departs from our vision for America and present some possible responses to the issue.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851487
Basic Bike Maintenance—2018-09-27 through 2018-09-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Aero Park, Parson-Stulen Bldg Rm 101. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041886
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbook Pro—2018-09-28 through 2018-10-19$199—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789286
LIFE Lunch - Sail with the Coopers - Experience a Couple's 18-month Voyage—2018-09-28 through 2018-09-28$10—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Join David and Lisa Cooper as they take you on a recap of their 18-month sailing adventure living aboard Virginia Dare, a 40-foot Swedish built Hallberg-Rassy. You will sail the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco, stopping at large and small ports along the eastern U.S. and in the Bahamas. Enjoy marine wildlife, view vessels of all sizes and shapes, and be entertained by the highs (and a few lows) of the Coopers journey. Get an inside scoop on the technology they used, how they provisioned and how they best prepared to live at sea. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794391
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-09-30 through 2018-09-30$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029117
Zumba (Lite)—2018-10-01 through 2018-10-22$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way into autumn!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033757
Introduction to Eastern Religions—2018-10-01 through 2018-10-10$99—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon and Weds, 6-8 pm. NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 146. Looking to gain an understanding of Eastern Religions? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese religion. Spur your interest in world religion and the variety of traditions in this 4-session introductory series. Learn to think critically and apply tools and techniques to understand these faiths and their common threads. Recognize the importance of studying comparative religion as it relates to the modern world and current events.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851483
Harvest Tarts—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Embrace sweet and savory fall tarts -- luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a mélange of fresh vegetables. Enjoy an Italian inspired creation, Tomato and Mozzarella in a Parmesan crust. Learn how to incorporate Italian Plums in a Walnut Crust. And a Rustic Onion Olive Caper Tart filled with diverse flavors makes for a playful presentation. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885133
Chronic Pain in Pets and Humans—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$29—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. You do not have to have a pet to learn from veterinarian Dr. Albert Lynch about this integrated approach to chronic pain. NSAIDS and other medications are commonly utilized to manage chronic pain in both humans and animals but are accompanied by potentially serious side effects. By utilizing a multi-modal, integrated approach it is possible to relieve the pain and discomfort of chronic neck, back and joint issues while at the same time limiting or eliminating the use of NSAIDS and other pain medications. Gain an understanding of a variety of proven healing techniques and how they can be utilized to unleash your and your pets innate healing capacity.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037445
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-10-02 through 2018-10-02$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788851
Woven Tapestry Wall Hanging—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-17$95—Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. You have seen the trendy, highly textured, woven tapestries popular on internet idea boards. Wish you could make one? Nows your chance to create your personalized wall hanging! Begin by building a custom-size frame loom, which you get to keep! Explore designing with thick and thin yarns as you learn basic tapestry techniques to handcraft a unique piece of art ready to hang on your wall. Please bring scissors, hammer, ruler, sketch pad and writing utensils to class. All other materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891138
Grant Resources—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725656
Navigating QuickBooks Online—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9-11 am, University Center Rm. 07. Want to know how QuickBooks Online can be maximized for your nonprofit? In this workshop, you will not only develop your understanding of how to navigate the different entry screens in QBO, but you will also learn how to configure this powerful tool to get the reports you need and maximize the benefit to your organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723308
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-24$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010698
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws—2018-10-03 through 2018-11-07$129—Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807758
Learn to See as an Artist--Part II—2018-10-03 through 2018-11-07$129—Face to FaceView Details

6 Weds, 3:30-5:30, University Center Rm 212. Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of your brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the concepts you have learned in Learn to See as an Artist Sees. This course explores the light and shadow or values in specific detail which ties the previously learned four basic perceptions together. A material fee (approximately $28) is payable to the instructor at the second class. Prerequisite: Learn to See as an Artist Sees.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807761
Low Back Pain and Sciatica—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 215. If you are suffering with low back or sciatica pain and looking for natural ways to heal without medications, injections and surgery, this is for you! Learn easy-to-do self-treatment, how to determine what type of back pain you have, and what is causing your back to hurt. Also learn the #1 biggest mistake back pain sufferers make.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312805860
Identifying Fall Mushrooms—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-03$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Participants must take Wild Mushroom Identification Basics prior to taking this course. In the fall, the forests of Northern Michigan deliver many choice edible and medicinal mushrooms. Join certified mushroom expert Jim Moses for a fascinating experience and learn the basic rules for safe mushroom hunting. Discover the difference between a Chicken and a Hen of the Woods. Learn to identify Yellow Feet, Black Trumpets, Turkey Tail, and Charga along with 15 other genera. You will get important information on the biology and ecology of mushrooms, as well as tips and tricks for cooking and preserving the edible varieties. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796184
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-25$89—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891062
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-04$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 254. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885136
Healthy Bones for Life!—2018-10-04 through 2018-11-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 2:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. Here is a way to literally put that spring back into your step! All of us move, but how many of us in our too-sedentary society do so with true joy in moving? In this dynamic series of movement-based classes you will learn how to correct alignment, which together with timing and rhythm are what build strong bones and give you a springy step and that feeling of walking on air. Explore movement processes in standing and sitting, as well as lying comfortably on the floor. Please bring a mat or blanket of any thickness on which to lie. Bring a healthy dose of curiosity and come prepared to improve your posture as well!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033761
Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-04$125—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312795485
Michigan in Crisis?—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 214. Grab this opportunity to learn and participate in discussions leading up to the important November 6th election(s). History suggests that Michiganders have many state issues to examine as we approach the midterm elections. Instructor Fred Curow will introduce and provide information on topics such as infrastructure, education, tax structure, social services, term limits, gerrymandering, medical and recreational marijuana and confidence in government. Bulk of this course is devoted to participant discussion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851512
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$399—Face to FaceView Details

Oct 4-11. Weekdays 5-9 pm, Weekend 9 am - 3 pm. Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm. 148.Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, ACE Personal Trainer Manual (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu). Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312727372
There's No Such Thing as Writer's Block—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-18$79—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Whether you need to jump start a stalled work, or jump in and start a new piece, this class will help you move your writing toward completion. We will use triggers, exchanges and page-a-day imaginative motivators, all the while remembering that you cannot permanently ruin a piece of writing. A bad ending merely means that it is time for rewriting to begin. Find new ways to free your prose or poetry from log jams, inertia or discouragement. Experiment and have fun! Please bring paper and a writing utensil.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988790
The Art of the Personal Essay - Writing Reflective Narrative—2018-10-04 through 2018-10-11$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 7-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Anais Nin writes, We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. In this workshop, you will explore the power of language to convey experiences from your life, and to weigh, with words, the distance between the past and the present. Whether you are trying your hand at writing for the first time, or deep into a memoir of your own, this course invites you to ask questions about the moments of your life that resonate most powerfully in your memory, and to tell your story. Instructor Jaimien Delp, MA in Creative Writing, is a published essayist and poet. Please bring something with which to write (laptop or notebook).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988784
Pastels at Your Pace—2018-10-05 through 2018-10-26$149—Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri, 6-8 pm, Fine Arts Bldg Rm 130. Whether you are a novice or experienced artist, this class is for you! Join artist Linda Alice Dewey as she shares her 50 years of pastel painting experience, during four practical, sit-at-the-easel sessions. You will receive individualized guidance from your first session, where you will paint a piece of fruit (to familiarize yourself with the medium), to your last session, where you will paint the subject of your choice. Discover different types of pastels, papers to use, various techniques, plus more! All materials are included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891059
Opera Notes: Seductive Women - Samson and Delila - Aida—2018-10-05 through 2018-10-05$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 214. Can Dalila discover Samsons secret? Will Amneris win Radames away from Aida in the popular Verdi classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807783
Fused Glass: Fall Trees for Your Windows—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-10$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Wed., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you love the magic of autumn leaves? Wish their vibrant colors lasted more than a couple of weeks? Create a large Art Glass Window Ornament to extend peak color season at your home. No prior experience is required and all materials are included. Your projects will be ready for pick up the week after class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891070
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Main Campus Becket Bldg Rm. 149. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725665
Understanding Northern Michigan Wetlands—2018-10-08 through 2018-10-15$85—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon, 1-3 pm and 1 Weds, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm 209. Wetlands are vital to water quality, global biomass productivity, biodiversity, and provide buffers from flooding and shoreline erosion. Learn how to identify and differentiate the complex wetlands of northern Michigan; discover important plants and explore their role in a variety of wetland functions, and enjoy a wetland exploration field trip where we will identify types of wetlands and flagship species. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Field trip is Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796192
It Is All Greek to Me—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885144
Sports Performance Facts and Tips for Active Seniors—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-23$49—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues,3:15-4:45 pm., Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. your favorite sport? Whether it is pickle ball, biking, golf, skiing or more -- learn techniques from Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Beth Dole and Physical Therapist, Rex Holden to improve your speed, strength, range-of-motion and reflexes. We will discuss and practice ways to combat changes that occur with the aging process and how to overcome musculoskeletal issues which often become a limiting factor in sports participation. Do not let a sore hip or shoulder keep you from staying active in the sports you love! Dress for movement; class is half lecture, half activity.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033765
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788683
Our Broken Politics—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1:30-4 pm, University Center Rm 214. Among the few things that Americans can agree on these days is that the political system is seriously broken. Incivility, gridlock, inattention to pressing policy needs--the list goes on. Yet many of us can recall a time--not all that long ago--when politics and government worked tolerably well. At one time American democracy was the gold standard for popular governance. Not so any more. This course lays out the dimension of dysfunction, examines some of the prominent analyses of the problem, and explores a few of the proposals to remedy the gridlock.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851495
Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats-A One Day On-the-Road Adventure—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$125—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796617
Understanding Your DSLR Camera—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-09$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your cameras settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera thinks, adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890696
In Dark Places: Writing the Mystery Novel—2018-10-09 through 2018-10-30$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Follow Elizabeth Buzzelli, local acclaimed writer, into the dark places where mysteries are born. Consider all parts of the mystery -- murder, forensics, procedure, the amateur sleuth, dark story, police detective -- and learn how to write each one. Limited to 12 students who are determined to see their work published and are willing to write, then read their work to the class. The only prerequisite is for the writer to love mysteries, read widely in the genre, and come with a determination to write a publishable novel!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988793
Develop Professionally and Positively—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Take ownership of your professional development by learning how to ask for feedback and create goals and action plans. Learn how to shift to a positive mindset at work (and home!) and bring your best self every day. Designed for employees of all levels looking to increase their influence and positive impact in their organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723314
More iPhone—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-10$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Bring your fully charged iPhone.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788845
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come—2018-10-10 through 2018-10-17$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 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 -- &not;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 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015931
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-18$145—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, comfortable, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit because there are endless different techniques you can use. If you are new to knitting socks you will learn the basics while using worsted weight (#4) yarn and size US4/US5 knitting needles while making a toddler-size sock. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting; knowing how to knit in the round is a plus, but not mandatory. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891110
Yeah Paella—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Discover the history and flavor of this authentic dish of Spain! Bring paella home as you discover three tasty variations, featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Valencia Vegetable Paella, Chorizo Paella and Seafood Paella. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885149
Downsize Declutter and Simplify —2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010714
Inspired Echoes from Sacred Spaces—2018-10-11 through 2018-10-18$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm 204. Have you ever wanted to hear the pipe organ in the Washington National Cathedral or a small ensemble singing in a chapel in the old medieval city of Carcassonne, France? Perhaps you have imagined hearing poetry along the Thames in London, or wanting to experience arts presentations in Chartres Cathedral, the incredible Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Prado, the Louvre or any of a number of internationally famous sacred spaces. Come along with Dave Parrish and Lyn Salathiel as they take you on a joyous, multi-dimensional journey into arts experiences presented in some of their favorite sacred spaces.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807388
Better Stories by Design: Crafting Narratives that Stick—2018-10-12 through 2018-10-12$49—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9 am-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Story is the basis of human connection. The best stories, the ones we tell again and again, contain a basic structure that makes them sticky. These stories interrupt, surprise, convict and spur to action. Becoming a great storyteller is an art, but also requires a process and good hard work. Come learn by doing and begin the process of crafting your compelling personal or professional story.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723318
Social Partner Dancing—2018-10-12 through 2018-12-07$95—Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., 7-8:45 p.m. (no class Oct 26 and Nov 23), Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Heres a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029121
Researching Your Roots—2018-10-12 through 2018-10-12$69—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 10 am - 3 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore the history of your family and discover how to utilize the essential tools of genealogy that are now available online. Whether you are just getting started or your research is in progress, this workshop is for you. We will do hands-on research and review some of the programs for recording the data we uncover. Throughout the workshop, learn different strategies needed for overcoming common difficulties inherent in researching family history. Bring any family history records you already have, along with the specific brick walls you have encountered. Bring a sack lunch and a flash drive for data storage.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789038
Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010749
Dog Training: Continuing—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., Parson Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010734
Puppy Training 101—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$125—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010753
Second Act: Strategies for Finding a New Career or Job —2018-10-15 through 2018-10-17$45—Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Weds, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 06. Whether you are needing extra income or looking for a new job, you will need those must-have skills to get a great position! Join Career Advisor, Lin Benfield, to discover why you are a great hire! Discuss whether you will need refresher courses to beef up your skills and how to best utilize and build your network. Receive tips on polishing your resume and leave with key interviewing points to make you stand out!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725674
Gnocchi -- the Pudgy Pasta—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Discover new dinner recipes featuring this versatile bite accompanied by scrumptious sauces. Chef de Cuisine of Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, Adam Raupp will demonstrate different methods for making potato, flour and gnocchi. Find out how to properly roll and cook these classic dumplings. Create delicious simple recipes built around this adaptable starch that are sure to satisfy. Bring an appetite and a container for any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885156
Password Management 101—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 10 am - noon. University Center Rm. 216. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788895
Into The Wilderness—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796622
FAA Remote Pilot Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)—2018-10-16 through 2018-11-20$499—OnlineView Details

Oct 15 - Nov 20, Online. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course will prepare you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator! This license is required (by the FAA) for conducting operations such as aerial photography, movie making, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. The course covers a variety of content including drone regulations, airspace, weather, aeronautical charts and safety practices. Course approx 25 hours online; work at your own pace; but complete by Dec 7, 2018. Your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit to help you. Fee does not include FAA test cost which can be taken at the testing center at Aero Park Campus or any FAA Testing Center across the country (appox $150). Register by Oct. 15; course will begin shortly after that date. For more course info call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312726217
Women in Retirement—2018-10-16 through 2018-10-16$45—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. Please join your host, Heidi Thompson, Financial Planner, for a womens ONLY educational opportunity. Together we will navigate the complex world of finances by mapping out investment strategies specific to women. You will also learn how to select your professional partnerships in retirement planning and how to talk to your family about money. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015935
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$1—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722833
Grant Writing: Next Steps—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 219. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725662
Happily Ever After Means Communication—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$129—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 209. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313037474
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-17$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788900
Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis—2018-10-17 through 2018-10-24$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds, 6-8 pm. University Center Rm 207. Ow, my ankle hurts! My heel throbs with every step! Do you have persistent inflammation or pain in your ankle or heel? You may suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis without medications, injections or surgery. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises and treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312805864
Fall into Watercolors—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-25$99—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Use watercolors to paint the vibrant fall colors of northern Michigan. Learn to how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of trees in the autumn season. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a fall scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891041
Salesforce: It is More than a Donor Management Tool—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 9 am-Noon, University Center Rm. 07. We all need to track donors in a centralized system, but why not the volunteers who support us, individuals who come to work with us, or participants in our programs and events? Now you can collect all this data into one centralized place! Join us to learn how you can use Salesforce to effectively track the experience, commitment, and interests of your volunteers and supporters - and you might even discover that some of these people are also your biggest donors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723344
Condominium Document Review including FHA Certification: The Legal Essentials —2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$85—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 207. Need-to-know information in an evening -- designed for board members, managers, developers and Association members. Taught by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney. This in-depth course addresses state of the art condominium association documents to take advantage of changes in the law and changing trends, including FHA certification requirements and the Nonprofit Act changes. Learn how to avoid potential needless liabilities by incorporating necessary provisions in the documents. Documents to be addressed include: the master deed, bylaws, articles of incorporation, rules and regulations, modifications agreements and service agreements, including content of management contract. Attend this seminar and ensure that your documents are working for you!

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724953
Dinner with A Gentleman in Moscow —2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. The Count, in the New York Times best-seller, A Gentleman in Moscow, savored delicious stews served to him during his many years of house arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Prepare some of those he enjoyed, such as Osso Bucco, Latvian Stew and a classic Bouillabaisse. Then impress your book-loving friends and family when you prepare them at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885159
History of the Anishnabek—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-25$69—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851477
Entertaining with Magic—2018-10-18 through 2018-11-15$99—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm 213. Would you like to learn how to perform magic and entertain with nothing more than a deck of cards? Dr. Larry Phillips will help you learn this new skill. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion you will learn to put together and perform a basic close-up magic routine. The material taught in this course is all audience tested, professional magic from Dr. Phillips performing repertory, including several well-guarded personally developed routines and effects. No Pick-A-Card, Any Card stuff here! The routines taught are impressive and visual magic using a standard deck of playing cards. This course is a great way to either investigate a new hobby or revive an old interest.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806666
Maximizing Social Security—2018-10-18 through 2018-10-18$29—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. For many Americans, Social Security is the single largest asset they have in retirement, and greater than 90% of all recipients do not maximize their Social Security benefits. Advance planning is essential and the decisions you make today can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This educational workshop will provide you with much needed information to help you understand the system, coordinate spousal and survivor benefits, manage taxes, and maximize your personal benefits. Whether you are single, married, divorced or widowed, there may be many ways to maximize the lifetime Social Security benefits you receive. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge. Extra workbooks are available for $6 at class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015939
Crochet Basics—2018-10-19 through 2018-10-26$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Fri., 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891085
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-10-21 through 2018-10-21$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029124
Guitar 101—2018-10-22 through 2018-10-29$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it&hellip;nows your chance to give it a go! Here you will get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987392
Beginning Ukulele—2018-10-22 through 2018-10-29$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987401
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-30$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues.,5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 11. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891141
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-25$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, email guru for MyNorth Media, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use fields of date for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312724225
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-23$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom béchamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885166
Beginning Yoga—2018-10-23 through 2018-11-27$85—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =313030557
Let's Talk Elections—2018-10-23 through 2018-10-23$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 1:30 - 4 pm, University Center Rm 216. It is just two weeks until the midterm elections. With that in mind, this course will do two things: look at the matter of elections in America -- from who votes to shifting patterns of partisanship to considering some proposals to increase voting. It will also consider the 2018 midterms and statewide races. What do the polls and other techniques say about the likely outcomes, and how reliable can they be?

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851500
Electronic Navigation—2018-10-23 through 2018-12-11$159—Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues, 7-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 111. An ABC Course. Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board. The process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes, and then running the planned courses, is demonstrated. Examine electronic charting software for the desktop computer and creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to the on-board unit. Despite differences among the various manufacturers offerings, a thorough discussion of the features being made available is included. Special attention is paid to apps for tablets and smartphones that provide the electronic navigation function at the helm for relatively little cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =313041890
Yes You Can! Nonprofit Lobbying 101—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit who wants to advocate for legislative change? Discover tips and strategies for effecting change through advocacy and come away with an understanding of what you can and cannot do so your nonprofit stays legal while lobbying.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723348
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$39—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788921
InDesign for Beginners—2018-10-24 through 2018-11-07$135—Face to FaceView Details

3 Weds, 5:30-8:30 pm, NMC Main Campus Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Learn the fundamentals of the worlds leading desktop publishing software -- Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789295
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2—2018-10-24 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Weds, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2018 topics include the waning of Pax Americana?, Russias foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africas fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851531
The Constitution—2018-10-24 through 2018-10-24$35—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 9 am - noon, University Center Rm 215. What an opportune time to actually look at the constitution! Join lawyer and historian, Allen Horstman, to examine the countrys founding document. What are the issues? What does the Constitution say -- or not say? Look at recent high court decisions and some of the issues that lie ahead. If available, bring a copy of the constitution.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312852024
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up)—2018-10-25 through 2018-10-25$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-7:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques 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 age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885170
Belly Dance for Every Body—2018-10-25 through 2018-11-15$59—Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs, 5:30-6:30 pm, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. Ladies night out--join us and belly dance your way from Halloween to Thanksgiving! Feel muscles you never knew you had and find the peace and confidence with your body that you always wanted. This low-impact exercise can boost your immune system, increase blood flow, improve skin tone, and give your whole body a more youthful appearance. But even more than all of that--discover how you are part of a larger community of women who support and encourage each other. No matter what age, size or fitness level, these aspects are all part of the bigger picture that is Belly Dance, and it can be part of your life too!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313033896
Immigrations -- Emigrations—2018-10-25 through 2018-11-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1- 3 pm, University Center Rm 214. will certainly see immigration as an important issue. Who should we let in and under what status? How many? Who should we keep out? How did your ancestors get here? Who is helped most by immigration: the host country? We will look at the current and recent global migration and the immigration policies of the U.S. and other countries. Discussion by the participants is the mainstay of the course. Your opinions and educated vote are important. Instructor Fred Curow will send pre-course reading material to registered participants.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851520
LIFE Lunch - TC's Historic Oakwood Cemetery—2018-10-26 through 2018-10-26$10—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm 215. Just in time for Halloween, Cemetery Sexton Branden Morgan will fill you in with more than ghost stories. Established in 1853, Oakwood Cemetery on Eighth Street was Traverse Citys first cemetery -- learn about its original location, the renown locals buried there, plus much more. Do not be afraid to ask Branden about his personal (and spooky) experiences working at the cemetery for 20+ years. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 52. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794398
Opera Notes: Women of Strength and Mystery - Fanciulla del West and Marni—2018-10-26 through 2018-10-26$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center 214. Uncover the mystery of Marnie based on the Hitchcock movie as depicted in this new opera by Muhly. Can the Girl of the Golden West find love in this Puccini western?

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851464
Windsor Chair-Making for Women—2018-10-27 through 2018-10-28$260—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make a project you will cherish for life! Gain skills for a lifelong hobby while you build a beautiful Windsor-style bench or side chair. Gain valuable woodworking skills in the process: wood shaping with drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave; joint wedging; leveling the legs; and assembling and adjusting your project. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891157
Sushi Rolls—2018-10-27 through 2018-10-27$79—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am - 2 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885180
Making and Printing Your Own Book—2018-10-29 through 2018-10-30$65—Face to FaceView Details

Mon. and Tues., 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Ever wish you could put your photos, art or writing into a book and have it printed? Learn how to design and create your own book, plus use on demand printing to have it created for fun or profit. Discover the design of a real photography book in its 6th printing, and then craft a class collaboration project book that incorporates some of your material in one of the chapters.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891074
Essential Skills for Photographers—2018-10-29 through 2018-10-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm 219. Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890702
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$39—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891096
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. It is the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening savoring pumpkin cake with sage glaze. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885307
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits—2018-10-30 through 2018-10-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 214. Want to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890713
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-15$109—Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891044
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-01 through 2018-11-08$65—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class which will provide you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891121
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond—2018-11-03 through 2018-11-03$65—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience and want to move to the Beginner II or even Beginner III level, this class is for you! Beginners will learn the basic essentials--the foundation of all knitting: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, increase, decrease and bind off. Discover different types of yarn and needles and what those strange abbreviations mean. Knit a sampler covering the basic techniques learned in this class which will provide you with a reference to use for future knitting. If you are beyond a beginner and want to take your knitting to the next level you will gain very useful tips and tricks. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891124
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$89—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032848
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$129—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility -- and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032837
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)—2018-11-05 through 2018-12-21$179—Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility --nand our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week of exercise classes from which to choose! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 50. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313032834
Mah Jongg Madness—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-26$79—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807380
Continuing Ukulele—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$39—Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =312987404
Edit Photos Like a Pro—2018-11-05 through 2018-11-12$99—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890717
Rigid Heddle Weaving II: Textures and Patterns—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 11. Add a pick up stick or two to the Rigid Heddle loom and explode the possibilities! Practice adding welt floats, warp floats and combining the two for wonderful lace and textured effects. Create a sampler in class but leave knowing several patterns that can be combined for some lovely fabrics. You must have taken Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving or have instructor permission. A supply list will be sent prior to first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891153
Crochet Basics—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., 5:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a sampler dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891092
Simple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Sell Like an eBay Pro—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you will walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research the potential value of your items, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789029
Beginning Russian —2018-11-06 through 2018-12-18$119—Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., 5:30-7:45 p.m., University Center Rm. 106. Give yourself a leg-up in Russian whether you want to enhance your traveling experience or simply enjoy learning a new language. Guided by Irina Grougan, a native Russian speaker (born and grew up in the Soviet Union), emphasis will be on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar, and conversation. Gain a wonderful window into Russian culture while practicing basic reading, speaking, and writing skills. The required text, The Everything Learning Russian Book, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312988448
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos—2018-11-07 through 2018-11-07$49—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312789043
Nonprofit Board Basics—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>2 Thurs, 1:30-3 pm, University Center Rm. 07. Whether you are an Executive Director (ED) or current member of a board, join us to explore the questions and challenges you face as nonprofit leaders. Participants will walk away understanding common pitfalls of an ineffective board, best practices of an effective board, and how to share this knowledge in a way that ignites engagement and cultivates a healthy relationship between the board and ED.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312723356
Modernist Cuisine—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885414
Healthy Bones for Life!—2018-11-08 through 2018-12-13$59—Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs, 2:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm 212. Here is a way to literally put that spring back into your step! All of us move, but how many of us in our too-sedentary society do so with true joy in moving? In this dynamic series of movement-based classes you will learn how to correct alignment, which together with timing and rhythm are what build strong bones and give you a springy step and that feeling of walking on air. Explore movement processes in standing and sitting, as well as lying comfortably on the floor. Please bring a mat or blanket of any thickness on which to lie. Bring a healthy dose of curiosity and come prepared to improve your posture as well!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034139
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-10$75—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 10 am - noon and Sat, 10 am - 3 pm (field trip). NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of animals through their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; details and location provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796625
Integrated Therapies: Living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 213. Be more than just a bystander in the care and treatment of your acute or chronic pain! Join certified reflexologist, Leslie Friend, to begin to understand the pain you experience and learn techniques from a variety of disciplines to manage the effects of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. Trigger points in reflexology, essential oils in aromatherapy, breathing techniques known as pranayama and other resources for self-help will give you the tools you need to take back control of your body and life. You will develop a 30-day plan and follow up with the instructor via phone or email if desired. Make your own bath salts to help you detox and relax.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312806166
RMDs - Taxes - and the Effect on Social Security—2018-11-08 through 2018-11-08$45—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. What makes age 70 1/2 so significant? Starting with the year of turning age 70 ½ you must begin taking withdrawals from your tax-deferred retirement accounts, including traditional IRAs and your 401(k). These are known as Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs. If you are at or near retirement age, you will soon have to pay taxes on your IRAs and other tax-deferred savings accounts. Taxes on RMDs can be a major burden … unless you know how to protect yourself. Learn the simple strategies and new tax code and how it may affect you. Please join your host, Dennis Prout, Certified Financial Planner and Master Elite Advisor with Ed Slott and Associates for this informative financial planning class. A guest may attend with you at no additional charge.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313015943
Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host—2018-11-10 through 2018-11-10$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - noon, University Center Rm. 207. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312725162
Partner Dancing Made Easy—2018-11-11 through 2018-11-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313029191
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone—2018-11-13 through 2018-11-13$49—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 9 am - Noon, University Center Rm. 219. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788775
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788884
Birds Up Close—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$45—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6:30-9 pm, NMC Health and Science Bldg Rm 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigans birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using NMCs incredible collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls, and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796793
Everyone Is an Artist—2018-11-14 through 2018-11-14$59—Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm 212. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of NMCs 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 sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312807769
Photoshop for Photographers—2018-11-15 through 2018-11-15$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg Rm 204. Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890724
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39—2018-11-16 through 2018-11-16$39—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am - 2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live -- from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 222. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794594
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29—2018-11-16 through 2018-11-16$29—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 9:45 am - 2:30 pm, University Center. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live -- from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available at the end of October at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the community.

  • Seats available: Approximately 224. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312794599
Knitting: Socks Your Way—2018-11-17 through 2018-12-01$145—Face to FaceView Details

2 Sat., 1-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage -- they are small, comfortable, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit because there are endless different techniques you can use. If you are new to knitting socks you will learn the basics while using worsted weight (#4) yarn and size US4/US5 knitting needles while making a toddler-size sock. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting; knowing how to knit in the round is a plus, but not mandatory. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891113
Santa's Workshop - Windsor Furniture Making—2018-11-17 through 2018-11-18$195—Face to FaceView Details

Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. 102. Make an heirloom for someone special in your life by hand-building a Windsor-style bench and footstool. You will learn wood-shaping and how to use a variety of hand tools like the drawknife, travisher, compass plane, hoop shave, and spoke shave. Gain techniques for wedging through joints and leveling uneven stool legs and assembling your project. Take home an heirloom you built yourself and the skills to do it again. You can even upgrade to a chair project by talking with the instructor prior to the first class (additional material charge required). No woodworking experience is necessary. Includes all materials. Bring a sack lunch.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891166
Zumba (Lite)—2018-11-26 through 2018-12-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 10:-10:45 am, Phys Ed Bldg Rm 120. This 45-minute Zumba class will energize your body and mind! Enjoy low to no impact with slower and easier to follow moves compared to a typical Zumba class. The music and instructor will have you smiling, laughing and maybe even humming along to the beautiful world tunes of Salsa, Cumbia, Hip Hop and more! Zumba your way from Thanksgiving to the winter Holidays!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =313034142
DIY Bath and Body Products—2018-11-27 through 2018-11-27$59—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 254.Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. Plus, your holiday gift giving will be more unique and thoughtful! All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891082
Rigid Heddle Weaving—2018-11-28 through 2018-12-05$95—Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about hand weaving, but not ready to invest in a large loom? Rigid heddle looms are portable, less expensive and easy to use. Learn the simplest method of warping your loom. You will learn how to make plain weave, the most basic and versatile weave structure. Become familiar with weaving vocabulary, how to finish your project, and how to make design decisions for your next project. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class. You need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one (517) 282-8565 or nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891144
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312788718
Photography: Starting with the Image—2018-11-29 through 2018-11-29$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm 213. Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials and settings, we will start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We will also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312890729
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey, and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques 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 age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885177
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. 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. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885417
Buche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Knitting: The Very Beginning—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$39—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! You will enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! You will learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312891099
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview—2018-12-10 through 2018-12-17$85—Face to FaceView Details

Mon, Weds, Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm 209. How is the environment in Northern Michigan changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. This course is open to all and is a core course towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312796797
Starting a Business Workshop—2018-12-12 through 2018-12-12$1—Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312722837
Opera Notes: Women Like That! La Traviata - Anna Lecouvreur—2018-12-14 through 2018-12-14$25—Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm. University Center Rm 214. What is up with Diana Damraus Violetta in this new production of La Traviata? Unravel Anna Lecouvreurs confusing plot for Anna Netrebkos MET debut in the title role.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =312851469
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