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ABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369
Boat Handling (Livestream)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-04-27$125— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boat Handling is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America's Boating Course) and want to learn more about skilled boat handling in a variety of situations. The course presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the skipper's responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, docking, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, knots and line handling. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839366
Coffee Chats: Mickey Graham - Pit Spitters & 20+ Years of Baseball (Livestream)— 2021-04-16 through  2021-04-16$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 16, 10-11 a.m. Join Pit Spitters General Manager, Mickey Graham and hear how the Pit Spitters operate, what the team looks for in finding up and coming college players, and hear some fun stories from his 20+ years of working in Minor League baseball. Gain an inside perspective on managing a baseball team and how the organization plans on using Turtle Creek Stadium for more than baseball. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838496
Coffee Chats: The Field Guide to Northwest Michigan (Livestream)— 2021-04-23 through  2021-04-23$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 23, 10-11 a.m. Join James Dake, author of the regional best-seller, "Field Guide to Northwest Michigan" and Education Director at Grass River, as he discusses the making of the 2nd edition of the Field Guide. James will share the stories behind the photographs of Michigan plants and animals and illustrate what makes Northwest Michigan unique. Be inspired to get outdoors and explore and protect our beautiful state. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838464
Sailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-01$179— LivestreamView Details

7 Tues., April 20-June 1, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. We begin with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. Then into the physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why the boat floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Short Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Boat Handling (Livestream)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-04-27$125— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boat Handling is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America's Boating Course) and want to learn more about skilled boat handling in a variety of situations. The course presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the skipper's responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, docking, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, knots and line handling. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839366
Coffee Chats: Mickey Graham - Pit Spitters & 20+ Years of Baseball (Livestream)— 2021-04-16 through  2021-04-16$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 16, 10-11 a.m. Join Pit Spitters General Manager, Mickey Graham and hear how the Pit Spitters operate, what the team looks for in finding up and coming college players, and hear some fun stories from his 20+ years of working in Minor League baseball. Gain an inside perspective on managing a baseball team and how the organization plans on using Turtle Creek Stadium for more than baseball. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838496
Sailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-01$179— LivestreamView Details

7 Tues., April 20-June 1, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. We begin with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. Then into the physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why the boat floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Coffee Chats: The Field Guide to Northwest Michigan (Livestream)— 2021-04-23 through  2021-04-23$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 23, 10-11 a.m. Join James Dake, author of the regional best-seller, "Field Guide to Northwest Michigan" and Education Director at Grass River, as he discusses the making of the 2nd edition of the Field Guide. James will share the stories behind the photographs of Michigan plants and animals and illustrate what makes Northwest Michigan unique. Be inspired to get outdoors and explore and protect our beautiful state. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838464
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Short Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
ABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369