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America's Boating Course— 2020-05-14 through  2020-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 14-28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core 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. Learn how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions, operate a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Those born on or after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board. Those born after December 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257656
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2020-04-16 through  2020-04-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 16, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. 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. Bring a bike to this demonstration and hands-on class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256824
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2020-04-30 through  2020-04-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 30, 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 boat's layout with you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257265
Intro to "Forest Bathing" through Short Local Hikes— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., May 8-22, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. "Forest Bathing" is the intentional practice of connecting with nature and surrounding yourself with the energy of the natural world. 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 Pyatt Lake Preserve. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256195
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time— 2020-05-04 through  2020-06-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon. and Wed., May 4-June 1, (no class May 25), 1-2:30 p.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. 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, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256776
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2020-04-16 through  2020-04-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 16, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. 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. Bring a bike to this demonstration and hands-on class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256824
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2020-04-30 through  2020-04-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 30, 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 boat's layout with you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257265
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time— 2020-05-04 through  2020-06-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon. and Wed., May 4-June 1, (no class May 25), 1-2:30 p.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. 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, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256776
Intro to "Forest Bathing" through Short Local Hikes— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., May 8-22, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. "Forest Bathing" is the intentional practice of connecting with nature and surrounding yourself with the energy of the natural world. 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 Pyatt Lake Preserve. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256195
America's Boating Course— 2020-05-14 through  2020-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 14-28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core 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. Learn how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions, operate a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Those born on or after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board. Those born after December 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes Campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257656
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