LIFE Academy

If you qualify for the LIFE DISCOUNT (62 and over in Grand Traverse County), you must call NMC-EES at 995-1700 to register and receive the discount.

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A Cultural Immersion: Salam Morocco!— 2018-01-31thru 2018-02-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Experience one of Africa's most vibrant countries--Morocco--named 2018's 'It' vacation destination. Discover Morocco's cultural influences inspired by its Arabian, Berber and European history. After a session of exploring the culture of Morocco, dive into a full two hours of the basics of Islam (history, beliefs, and teachings). You'll gain an introduction and understanding of the Five Pillars of Islam. And for the final class, treat your senses to a Moroccan culinary experience in NMC's teaching kitchen. Discover the aromatic (and colorful) spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of authentic Moroccan dishes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 21 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159309
A Naturalist's Experience--February— 2018-02-10thru 2018-02-10$45— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, at Timbers Recreation Area. Take your naturalist experience to the next level! Use your identification skills in this facilitated inquiry-based exploration to find out what's going on in the natural world this winter. We'll walk, crawl, watch, listen and learn our way through a favorite local natural area to discover what's out there this time of year. Here is your chance to explore many facets of the pristine Timbers Recreation Area, a part of GT Regional Land Conservancy. Dress for the weather and bring snowshoes for this outdoor course. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Timbers Recreation Area is located on Timbers Trail Rd. off N. Long Lake Rd., 1 mile west of Moomers. Visit www.gtrlc.org for map and location information.

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159570
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-17$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, Feb. 15, 10 am-noon and Sat, Feb. 17, 10 am-3 pm (field trip), Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117. 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 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159506
Behind the Screen--The Network that Runs Your Cellphone! — 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues,Thur,Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215Explore the science and network behind your mobile phone. Discover an intangible public resource selling for $500 billion, fascinating challenges of fraud and security, clever engineering, and occasional Byzantine complexity. In pivotal places you'll find a risqué actress and a man from Petoskey. Get ready to dust off your high school physics and get a glimpse of the next cellular network. Fair warning: this is not a 'how to use your phone course'--here's to learning how it works!

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159369
Birding by Ear — 2018-04-20thru 2018-04-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, April 21, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159393
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel— 2018-05-04thru 2018-05-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, May 5, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Once you've been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you're ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you've learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160825
Chair Yoga— 2018-01-12thru 2018-03-23$119— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri, 1-2 pm, at 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160612
Chair Yoga— 2018-04-13thru 2018-06-29$129— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 1-2 pm, at 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160650
Christianity in America— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-22$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160131
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance— 2018-02-06thru 2018-03-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues, 2-3 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B. 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, including 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. Don't 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 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160271
Diplomacy and War: American Foreign Policy and the Presidents Part 1— 2018-01-23thru 2018-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Series meets 5 Tues, 1-4 pm, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 & 20. University Center Rm. 207. Did you realize there are linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues? Join retired US diplomat Jack Segal for this 5-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy in the Truman, Eisenhower, JFK-LBJ, Nixon-Ford, and Carter/Reagan administrations. Read full descriptions of each segment in the Extended Education digital brochure of classes at nmc.edu/ees. Due to popularity and sequencing, registration is available only for the 5-class series (not individual dates). The Part II series will follow in Fall 2018.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156015
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEnvironmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview— 2017-12-11thru 2017-12-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 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 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084351
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-16$85— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, April 9,11,16, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 213. 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 22 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160580
Everyone Is an Artist— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. ¬¬¬219. Art isn't just for 'artists!' Discover your inner artist and find magic in each day. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC's popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. 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 22 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160161
Feldenkrais— 2018-01-04thru 2018-03-22$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160345
Feldenkrais— 2018-04-05thru 2018-06-07$115— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160375
Finding Common Ground— 2018-01-11thru 2018-01-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 2-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'What unites us is far greater than what divides us,' spoke John F. Kennedy. We are living in divisive times. People are feeling politically polarized, individually isolated, and frightened by feelings of uncertainty. It is difficult to start a conversation with your neighbors and friends when you are not sure 'what side they are on!' The truth is, we share more in common than that which we perceive divides us. Join acclaimed storyteller and narrative consultant, Jenifer Strauss, to engage in a series of gentle and exploratory prompts based on common experiences. Use storytelling and deep listening to find common ground. Come with curiosity and leave with stories that help you feel connected and heard.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160490
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$115— Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 46 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718947
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718922
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$195— Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 49 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718894
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$99— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 49 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720180
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$139— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720134
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$189— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720164
From Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2018-04-25thru 2018-04-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156068
Gentle Yoga— 2018-01-09thru 2018-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

11 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 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160773
Gentle Yoga— 2018-04-10thru 2018-06-26$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 8 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160745
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1— 2018-02-28thru 2018-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160107
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. 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 = 260160058
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2018-02-28thru 2018-04-25$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. 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 = 260160042
History of the Anishnabek— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-14$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 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 29 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160418
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2018-01-17thru 2018-02-21$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. 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 = 260160216
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2018-04-18thru 2018-05-23$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. 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 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160180
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2018-05-11thru 2018-05-11$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 April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $29 option does not include lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 220 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160553
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2018-05-11thru 2018-05-11$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 April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $39 option includes lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 226 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160520
LIFE Lunch-April: The History and Future of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns— 2018-04-20thru 2018-04-20$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Discover one of Traverse City's greatest transformations! The old Northern Michigan Asylum is now the setting of a vibrant asset to our community, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Get the scoop from Botanic Garden Manager, Mike McNulty, on what led to the downfall of the asylum and the bright colorful future the garden has in store. This 600-acre farm is filled with history and secrets and is currently being cultivated into a beautiful botanic garden. This spring over 20,000 bulbs will be in bloom! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 48 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159687
LIFE Lunch - February: An Inside Look at the National Writers Series— 2018-02-16thru 2018-02-16$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: It's a little puzzling…why do authors, like Lee Child or Margaret Atwood or Jodi Picoult or David Sedaris, come to little Traverse City? And, yes, we're talking even in the dark gloom of November and knee-deep snow of January. Like everything, there's a good story behind it--join Anne Stanton, NWS Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she shares the compelling story of its beginnings and future. She'll talk about the fun, and also challenging, times along the way, and how NWS expanded its mission to help young writers and readers bloom. Beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 52 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160016
LIFE Lunch-March: Arctic Field Science in the Alaskan Wilderness— 2018-03-23thru 2018-03-23$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Alaska is a land of many extremes, making scientific research a grand adventure! Join Dr. Frederick Nelson and MSU graduate student Clayton Queen as they collectively share 30+ years of stories and research in the Last Frontier. Working at sites all over the state and amongst wildlife (even polar bears!), Nelson and Queen share fascinating information about permafrost science and geomorphology. Discover how arctic ecosystems will change and adapt over time. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 46 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159736
Mah Jongg Madness— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216, (no class May 28). 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 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160675
Mah Jongg Madness— 2018-05-07thru 2018-06-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 = 260160711
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-08thru 2018-02-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159977
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-15$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159943
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-22thru 2018-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159912
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2018-01-24thru 2018-01-24$55— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, you'll explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMC's collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We'll check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You'll dissect an owl's pellet and find out what it ate. You'll learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159671
Miller Creek Snowshoe Adventure — 2018-02-08thru 2018-02-08$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Meet at the trailhead behind Aldi Food Market (3123 South Airport Dr., TC). Get off the couch for a morning of meaningful exploration and hearty exercise. Following a brief discussion, head to the woods to discover the easy-access nature reserve and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Your 1.6 mile trek brings you close to the geologic shoreline of Lake Algonquin where you will learn a bit of history. Bring your own snowshoes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159594
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2018-01-30thru 2018-02-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156043
Opera Notes: Love is in the Air: L'Elisir D'Amore and La Boheme— 2018-02-09thru 2018-02-09$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Can a magic potion help Nemorino win the love of his lady fair? Will Rodolfo and Mimi find love and happiness in the popular Puccini classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session!

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159808
Opera Notes: Match.com: Luisa Miller and Cendrillon— 2018-04-13thru 2018-04-13$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Will Luisa find love and marriage with the Count's son or will he marry the woman his father contracted for him? Find out about Domingo's latest role in this Verdi opera conducted by James Levine. This is the first time for Massenet's Cendrillon to be performed at the MET and with DiDonato to boot -- get the scoop!

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159772
Opera Notes: Powerful Women: Cosi Fan Tutte and Semiramide— 2018-03-09thru 2018-03-09$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Unravel the twists in Mozart's comic Cosi Fan Tutte so you're in on the fun. What is angering Angela Meade's murderous Queen of Babylon in this rarely performed Rossini opera?

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159792
Short Sermons: Understanding Today's Issues— 2018-01-23thru 2018-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Join author and literary scholar, Stephen Lewis, in exploring canonical short stories and poems that confront such timeless issues as homelessness in an affluent society, the conflict between patriotism and a sense of human decency, attitudes toward gender identity and roles, and the basis for religious persecution. Literary qualities will be discussed to establish the writers' perceptions of these issues. Email the instructor (stevelew@charter.net) for a free link to all works, such as Frank O'Connor's 'Guests of the Nation,' and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159874
The Untold Story of Boot Lake— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From its beginning, Boot Lake has a very interesting history. Few people have knowledge of this local place. Get ready to discover it's historical significance! Explore local Native American lore relating Boot Lake to the Old Indian Trial and its relationship to the settlement of the American Frontier. A short hike is part of this class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160402
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2018-04-13thru 2018-04-27$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204 (April 20 field trip is Noon-5 pm ). While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159459
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2018-03-21thru 2018-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills in this fun hands-on course. Avoid the common mistakes beginners make as you learn best practices to identify wild mushrooms and explore the types found throughout our region. 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 3 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159480
Winter Escape: The Arts and Space — 2018-02-01thru 2018-02-01$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The use of space in the arts takes many forms. It defines sculpture, it enhances all paintings, it revolutionizes music, and architecture can't exist without it! Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they lead you on creative space travels that will make you forget the winter's chill.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159341
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEnvironmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview— 2017-12-11thru 2017-12-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Mon and Wed, 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 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239084351
Feldenkrais— 2018-01-04thru 2018-03-22$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160345
Forever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$115— Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 46 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718947
Forever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

<p>11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718922
Forever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2018-01-08thru 2018-03-23$195— Face to FaceView Details

11 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 49 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260718894
Gentle Yoga— 2018-01-09thru 2018-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

11 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 2 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160773
Finding Common Ground— 2018-01-11thru 2018-01-11$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 2-4 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'What unites us is far greater than what divides us,' spoke John F. Kennedy. We are living in divisive times. People are feeling politically polarized, individually isolated, and frightened by feelings of uncertainty. It is difficult to start a conversation with your neighbors and friends when you are not sure 'what side they are on!' The truth is, we share more in common than that which we perceive divides us. Join acclaimed storyteller and narrative consultant, Jenifer Strauss, to engage in a series of gentle and exploratory prompts based on common experiences. Use storytelling and deep listening to find common ground. Come with curiosity and leave with stories that help you feel connected and heard.

  • Seats available : Approximately 23 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160490
Chair Yoga— 2018-01-12thru 2018-03-23$119— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri, 1-2 pm, at 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160612
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2018-01-17thru 2018-02-21$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. 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 = 260160216
Short Sermons: Understanding Today's Issues— 2018-01-23thru 2018-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Join author and literary scholar, Stephen Lewis, in exploring canonical short stories and poems that confront such timeless issues as homelessness in an affluent society, the conflict between patriotism and a sense of human decency, attitudes toward gender identity and roles, and the basis for religious persecution. Literary qualities will be discussed to establish the writers' perceptions of these issues. Email the instructor (stevelew@charter.net) for a free link to all works, such as Frank O'Connor's 'Guests of the Nation,' and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159874
Diplomacy and War: American Foreign Policy and the Presidents Part 1— 2018-01-23thru 2018-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Series meets 5 Tues, 1-4 pm, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 & 20, March 6 & 20. University Center Rm. 207. Did you realize there are linkages between the history of our policies since 1945 and present-day issues? Join retired US diplomat Jack Segal for this 5-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy in the Truman, Eisenhower, JFK-LBJ, Nixon-Ford, and Carter/Reagan administrations. Read full descriptions of each segment in the Extended Education digital brochure of classes at nmc.edu/ees. Due to popularity and sequencing, registration is available only for the 5-class series (not individual dates). The Part II series will follow in Fall 2018.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156015
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2018-01-24thru 2018-01-24$55— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, you'll explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMC's collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We'll check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You'll dissect an owl's pellet and find out what it ate. You'll learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159671
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2018-01-30thru 2018-02-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156043
A Cultural Immersion: Salam Morocco!— 2018-01-31thru 2018-02-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Experience one of Africa's most vibrant countries--Morocco--named 2018's 'It' vacation destination. Discover Morocco's cultural influences inspired by its Arabian, Berber and European history. After a session of exploring the culture of Morocco, dive into a full two hours of the basics of Islam (history, beliefs, and teachings). You'll gain an introduction and understanding of the Five Pillars of Islam. And for the final class, treat your senses to a Moroccan culinary experience in NMC's teaching kitchen. Discover the aromatic (and colorful) spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of authentic Moroccan dishes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 21 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159309
Winter Escape: The Arts and Space — 2018-02-01thru 2018-02-01$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204. The use of space in the arts takes many forms. It defines sculpture, it enhances all paintings, it revolutionizes music, and architecture can't exist without it! Join Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish as they lead you on creative space travels that will make you forget the winter's chill.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159341
Defeating Dizziness: Build Your Balance— 2018-02-06thru 2018-03-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues, 2-3 pm, Oleson Center Rm. A/B. 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, including 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. Don't 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 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160271
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-08thru 2018-02-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159977
Miller Creek Snowshoe Adventure — 2018-02-08thru 2018-02-08$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, Meet at the trailhead behind Aldi Food Market (3123 South Airport Dr., TC). Get off the couch for a morning of meaningful exploration and hearty exercise. Following a brief discussion, head to the woods to discover the easy-access nature reserve and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Your 1.6 mile trek brings you close to the geologic shoreline of Lake Algonquin where you will learn a bit of history. Bring your own snowshoes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159594
Opera Notes: Love is in the Air: L'Elisir D'Amore and La Boheme— 2018-02-09thru 2018-02-09$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Can a magic potion help Nemorino win the love of his lady fair? Will Rodolfo and Mimi find love and happiness in the popular Puccini classic? Find out in this informative and fun discussion session!

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159808
A Naturalist's Experience--February— 2018-02-10thru 2018-02-10$45— Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, at Timbers Recreation Area. Take your naturalist experience to the next level! Use your identification skills in this facilitated inquiry-based exploration to find out what's going on in the natural world this winter. We'll walk, crawl, watch, listen and learn our way through a favorite local natural area to discover what's out there this time of year. Here is your chance to explore many facets of the pristine Timbers Recreation Area, a part of GT Regional Land Conservancy. Dress for the weather and bring snowshoes for this outdoor course. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Timbers Recreation Area is located on Timbers Trail Rd. off N. Long Lake Rd., 1 mile west of Moomers. Visit www.gtrlc.org for map and location information.

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159570
Christianity in America— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-22$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From the earliest roots, jump a few centuries and investigate the spread of Christianity in the United States. How did those formative first years transition to what we have today? Explore the early settlement, the remarkable variety and vitality, the astounding growth of denominations like Methodists, Baptists, and Pentecostals. Look at ethnic divisions, the sociology of denominations, culture wars, and the present status.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160131
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-15$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159943
Animal Tracking--Mammals of Northern Michigan— 2018-02-15thru 2018-02-17$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, Feb. 15, 10 am-noon and Sat, Feb. 17, 10 am-3 pm (field trip), Health & Science Bldg. Rm. 117. 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 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159506
LIFE Lunch - February: An Inside Look at the National Writers Series— 2018-02-16thru 2018-02-16$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: It's a little puzzling…why do authors, like Lee Child or Margaret Atwood or Jodi Picoult or David Sedaris, come to little Traverse City? And, yes, we're talking even in the dark gloom of November and knee-deep snow of January. Like everything, there's a good story behind it--join Anne Stanton, NWS Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she shares the compelling story of its beginnings and future. She'll talk about the fun, and also challenging, times along the way, and how NWS expanded its mission to help young writers and readers bloom. Beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 52 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160016
Michigan Authors and Good Company! — 2018-02-22thru 2018-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1:30-3:30 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 classes. Email the instructor (sgibsonmurray@gmail.com) to find out which authors from the book will be covered on each date. Enjoy insightful discussions, good company, and excellent coffee with Shirley Murray, retired teacher and free-lance writer. In this book club format, you will read 'Bob Seger's House and Other Stories' (2016) prior to the class and discuss different authors from the book in each class; some you may know, some you probably don't yet know. Please obtain your own copy of the book and bring it to class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159912
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 1— 2018-02-28thru 2018-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available : Approximately 6 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160107
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2018-02-28thru 2018-04-25$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. 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 = 260160042
History of the Anishnabek— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-14$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 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 29 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160418
Everyone Is an Artist— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. ¬¬¬219. Art isn't just for 'artists!' Discover your inner artist and find magic in each day. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC's popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. 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 22 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160161
Opera Notes: Powerful Women: Cosi Fan Tutte and Semiramide— 2018-03-09thru 2018-03-09$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Unravel the twists in Mozart's comic Cosi Fan Tutte so you're in on the fun. What is angering Angela Meade's murderous Queen of Babylon in this rarely performed Rossini opera?

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159792
Wild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2018-03-21thru 2018-03-21$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills in this fun hands-on course. Avoid the common mistakes beginners make as you learn best practices to identify wild mushrooms and explore the types found throughout our region. 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 3 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159480
LIFE Lunch-March: Arctic Field Science in the Alaskan Wilderness— 2018-03-23thru 2018-03-23$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Alaska is a land of many extremes, making scientific research a grand adventure! Join Dr. Frederick Nelson and MSU graduate student Clayton Queen as they collectively share 30+ years of stories and research in the Last Frontier. Working at sites all over the state and amongst wildlife (even polar bears!), Nelson and Queen share fascinating information about permafrost science and geomorphology. Discover how arctic ecosystems will change and adapt over time. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 46 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159736
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$99— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 49 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720180
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$139— Face to FaceView Details

8 Weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720134
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2018-04-02thru 2018-05-25$189— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks. Designed for all ages and fitness levels. For less than $6 an hour (best price around), we'll 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 and you choose. The Forever Fit winter and spring packages each have 18+ hours a week of exercise classes for you! Schedule is subject to small changes.

  • Seats available : Approximately 50 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260720164
Behind the Screen--The Network that Runs Your Cellphone! — 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues,Thur,Tues, 5:30-7:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215Explore the science and network behind your mobile phone. Discover an intangible public resource selling for $500 billion, fascinating challenges of fraud and security, clever engineering, and occasional Byzantine complexity. In pivotal places you'll find a risqué actress and a man from Petoskey. Get ready to dust off your high school physics and get a glimpse of the next cellular network. Fair warning: this is not a 'how to use your phone course'--here's to learning how it works!

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159369
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2018 -- Part 2— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 3-5 pm, University Center Rm. 214. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. 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?, Russia's 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 Africa's fragile democracy and Global health: progress and challenges. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. 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 = 260160058
Feldenkrais— 2018-04-05thru 2018-06-07$115— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, at Yoga For Health Education (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement.) The Feldenkrais Method® employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out!

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160375
Environmental Studies--A Northern Michigan Overview— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-16$85— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, April 9,11,16, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 213. 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 22 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160580
Mah Jongg Madness— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216, (no class May 28). 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 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160675
Gentle Yoga— 2018-04-10thru 2018-06-26$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 8 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160745
The Untold Story of Boot Lake— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 209. From its beginning, Boot Lake has a very interesting history. Few people have knowledge of this local place. Get ready to discover it's historical significance! Explore local Native American lore relating Boot Lake to the Old Indian Trial and its relationship to the settlement of the American Frontier. A short hike is part of this class.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160402
Chair Yoga— 2018-04-13thru 2018-06-29$129— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri, 1-2 pm, at 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. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 pm.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160650
Opera Notes: Match.com: Luisa Miller and Cendrillon— 2018-04-13thru 2018-04-13$25— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 1-3 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Opera briefings make the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre even more enjoyable. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching your opera experience. Each opera is shown on a date following the class; purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre and check show times at www.stateandbijou.org. Course description: Will Luisa find love and marriage with the Count's son or will he marry the woman his father contracted for him? Find out about Domingo's latest role in this Verdi opera conducted by James Levine. This is the first time for Massenet's Cendrillon to be performed at the MET and with DiDonato to boot -- get the scoop!

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159772
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2018-04-13thru 2018-04-27$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 204 (April 20 field trip is Noon-5 pm ). While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159459
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2018-04-18thru 2018-05-23$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. 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 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160180
LIFE Lunch-April: The History and Future of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns— 2018-04-20thru 2018-04-20$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, Noon-1:30 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Hungry to learn? Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. You bring a sack lunch, we'll provide riveting topics, and together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Presentation description: Discover one of Traverse City's greatest transformations! The old Northern Michigan Asylum is now the setting of a vibrant asset to our community, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Get the scoop from Botanic Garden Manager, Mike McNulty, on what led to the downfall of the asylum and the bright colorful future the garden has in store. This 600-acre farm is filled with history and secrets and is currently being cultivated into a beautiful botanic garden. This spring over 20,000 bulbs will be in bloom! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 48 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159687
Birding by Ear — 2018-04-20thru 2018-04-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, April 21, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260159393
From Takeoff to Return--Travel Planning and Safety Tips — 2018-04-25thru 2018-04-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available : Approximately 16 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260156068
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel— 2018-05-04thru 2018-05-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri, May 4, 6:30-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209 and Sat, May 5, 8-10:30 am (field trip ). Once you've been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you're ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you've learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160825
Mah Jongg Madness— 2018-05-07thru 2018-06-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon, 1-4 pm, University Center Rm. 216. 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 = 260160711
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $39— 2018-05-11thru 2018-05-11$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 April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $39 option includes lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 226 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160520
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $29— 2018-05-11thru 2018-05-11$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 April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive session choices one week before they are mailed to the rest of the community. The $29 option does not include lunch.

  • Seats available : Approximately 220 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260160553
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