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Advanced Bicycle Maintenance: Sprockets—2019-04-09 through 2019-04-11$55—Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Attention experienced riders, racers, and aspiring bike mechanics! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Gain essential understanding of inspection, adjustments, and repair of: rear sprockets, truing wheel rims, pedals and crank sets, chains, derailleur systems, brake systems, handlebars, stems, seats, and posts, frame, and fork. Bike tinkering has never been more fun when you know how to do it right. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328990450
America's Boating Course—2019-05-14 through 2019-05-28$65—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lks. Campus, Rm. 112. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Discussion includes how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate boating equipment such as a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Important information: Those born after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat. Those born after Dec. 31,1978, and at least 16 years of age, may operate a PWC legally and unrestricted only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =334570376
Basic Bike Maintenance—2019-04-04 through 2019-04-04$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328989517
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Cross-Country Skiing—2019-01-09 through 2019-01-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329012423
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results—2019-04-25 through 2019-04-25$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111. Learn how to rig your boat for big lake fishing success. If you are new to downrigger fishing, or simply want to learn more about trolling equipment, system designs, rig set ups and latest techniques, this is for you. Get essential information about mounting and mounting devices, divers, planers, line release, common set up mistakes, comfort and safety, and how to find fish. It is useful to bring a photo of your boats layout with you.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328990514
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop—2019-05-06 through 2019-05-06$75—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328991198
Golf Fundamentals—2019-04-15 through 2019-05-06$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you have not played golf in a while or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We will cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You will use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328992552
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement—2019-04-17 through 2019-05-08$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You will review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You will practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329004046
Horse Management: Introduction to Equine Physiology and Conditioning —2019-04-03 through 2019-04-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Join Susan White, equine science professor, horse trainer and riding instructor, to learn and practice advanced horse management. Topics include horse anatomy, introduction to physiology, the physiology of exercise in horses and developing a conditioning plan. The first three classes meet in the classroom. The last class meets at Cedar Creek Crossings (5307 Hodge Rd., Kingsley) to practice the skills learned. Mature children age 13+ and adults are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334570257
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Skate Skiing —2019-01-10 through 2019-01-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m., at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymens terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You will learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329012755
Marine Electrical Systems—2019-04-03 through 2019-05-22$149—Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011504
Marine Engine Maintenance—2019-04-08 through 2019-05-20$135—Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn to diagnose modern marine engine systems and understand the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught emphasizing the common aspects of how engines work. While modern engines are complex and often can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools, learn the repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, discover how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. We will also cover basic mechanical systems and solutions to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011451
Sailing—2019-04-16 through 2019-06-18$179—Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Discover sailing this summer on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Novice and experienced sailors will enjoy learning the comprehensive essentials of sailing. Classroom learning and on-the-water sessions each week provide sailing experience and a chance to apply concepts learned. Topics include: nomenclature, boat designs, rigging, safety, and sail types and processes, helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions are arranged with the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011406
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Cross-Country Skiing—2019-01-09 through 2019-01-16$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329012423
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Skate Skiing —2019-01-10 through 2019-01-17$49—Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m., at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymens terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You will learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329012755
Marine Electrical Systems—2019-04-03 through 2019-05-22$149—Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011504
Horse Management: Introduction to Equine Physiology and Conditioning —2019-04-03 through 2019-04-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Join Susan White, equine science professor, horse trainer and riding instructor, to learn and practice advanced horse management. Topics include horse anatomy, introduction to physiology, the physiology of exercise in horses and developing a conditioning plan. The first three classes meet in the classroom. The last class meets at Cedar Creek Crossings (5307 Hodge Rd., Kingsley) to practice the skills learned. Mature children age 13+ and adults are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =334570257
Basic Bike Maintenance—2019-04-04 through 2019-04-04$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328989517
Marine Engine Maintenance—2019-04-08 through 2019-05-20$135—Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn to diagnose modern marine engine systems and understand the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught emphasizing the common aspects of how engines work. While modern engines are complex and often can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools, learn the repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, discover how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. We will also cover basic mechanical systems and solutions to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011451
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance: Sprockets—2019-04-09 through 2019-04-11$55—Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101/103. Attention experienced riders, racers, and aspiring bike mechanics! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Gain essential understanding of inspection, adjustments, and repair of: rear sprockets, truing wheel rims, pedals and crank sets, chains, derailleur systems, brake systems, handlebars, stems, seats, and posts, frame, and fork. Bike tinkering has never been more fun when you know how to do it right. No need to bring a bike to this demonstration class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =328990450
Golf Fundamentals—2019-04-15 through 2019-05-06$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you have not played golf in a while or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Improve your golf skills with PGA Professional, Toby Boynton-Fisher and staff at the Golf Center. Learn the proper technique--from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We will cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You will use indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and the putting green. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =328992552
Sailing—2019-04-16 through 2019-06-18$179—Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Discover sailing this summer on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. Novice and experienced sailors will enjoy learning the comprehensive essentials of sailing. Classroom learning and on-the-water sessions each week provide sailing experience and a chance to apply concepts learned. Topics include: nomenclature, boat designs, rigging, safety, and sail types and processes, helmsmanship, essential knots and lines, handling emergencies, navigation rules, and boat management in heavy weather. On-the-water sessions are arranged with the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =329011406
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement—2019-04-17 through 2019-05-08$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m., at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You will review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course--which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You will practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  — Maps
  • Course ID =329004046
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results—2019-04-25 through 2019-04-25$49—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111. Learn how to rig your boat for big lake fishing success. If you are new to downrigger fishing, or simply want to learn more about trolling equipment, system designs, rig set ups and latest techniques, this is for you. Get essential information about mounting and mounting devices, divers, planers, line release, common set up mistakes, comfort and safety, and how to find fish. It is useful to bring a photo of your boats layout with you.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328990514
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop—2019-05-06 through 2019-05-06$75—Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =328991198
America's Boating Course—2019-05-14 through 2019-05-28$65—Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lks. Campus, Rm. 112. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core Americas Boating Club (ABC) course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Discussion includes how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate boating equipment such as a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Important information: Those born after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board the boat. Those born after Dec. 31,1978, and at least 16 years of age, may operate a PWC legally and unrestricted only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =334570376
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