Recreation

Advanced Bicycle Maintenance— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Learn essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, is available at the NMC-EES office for $25.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641810
America's Boating Course— 2018-04-23thru 2018-05-07$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core America's Boating Club 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637641
Anchoring— 2018-05-09thru 2018-05-09$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar assists boaters in understanding the issues and problems involving the theories of anchor weight, the methods used to anchor, and the choices of anchor types for the area of boating. The slides and notations on anchoring are intended to raise awareness of the need for correct anchor choices and the mechanics of proper anchoring techniques. The knowledge gained from completing this seminar will increase the boater's understanding of the conditions and situations involved in anchoring a boat and the need for a proper anchor choice.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635014
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260642316
Beginning Cross-Country Skiing— 2018-01-10thru 2018-01-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center. 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). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632745
Boat Handling Under Power— 2018-05-07thru 2018-05-07$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of conditions as well trimming the boat for the best operation underway.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635339
Crew Overboard— 2018-05-21thru 2018-05-21$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. America's Boating Club seminar. Learn how to react, and then, how to recover a crewmember or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment as well as maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water. It also covers the responsibility of the person in the water in this emergency situation and methods of recovering that person.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260634644
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2018-04-26thru 2018-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

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's useful to bring a photo of your boat's layout with you.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641488
Emergencies on Board a Boat— 2018-04-23thru 2018-04-23$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board a boat. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636113
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up)— 2018-01-21thru 2018-02-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 2-3 p.m., Three Swords Fencing Club. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. Classes meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6.)<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633488
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop— 2018-04-30thru 2018-04-30$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641163
Golf Fundamentals— 2018-02-20thru 2018-03-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you haven't played golf in awhile 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'll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260640800
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2018-03-20thru 2018-04-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Golf Center on Secor Road. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll 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'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639517
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2018-04-19thru 2018-05-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 10-11 a.m., Golf Center on Secor Rd. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll 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'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639916
Introduction to Skate Skiing — 2018-01-11thru 2018-01-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m. Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You'll 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). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632399
Mastering the Boating Rules of the Road— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-09$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637281
Partner In Command - Boating— 2018-04-25thru 2018-04-25$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This is an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635707
Sailing— 2018-04-17thru 2018-06-19$179— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637986
Sail Trim— 2018-04-11thru 2018-04-11$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows the experienced and novice sailor how tune a sail boat's mast and, in simple and clear terms, how to trim (adjust) a boat's sails for optimum performance in a wide range of weather conditions No assumptions prior knowledge of sailing are made. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636932
Seamanship— 2018-01-15thru 2018-03-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638813
Using GPS— 2018-05-23thru 2018-05-23$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. Learn the principles of waypoint navigation and how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS and what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the end, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don't currently own one.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633829
Weather— 2018-03-21thru 2018-05-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638386
Women's Golf Basics— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-25$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You'll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639177
Beginning Cross-Country Skiing— 2018-01-10thru 2018-01-17$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., 1-2:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center. 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). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 13 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632745
Introduction to Skate Skiing — 2018-01-11thru 2018-01-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m. Timber Ridge Nordic Center. Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You'll 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). Course meets at Timber Ridge Nordic Center (4050 Hammond Rd. East). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260632399
Seamanship— 2018-01-15thru 2018-03-19$149— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638813
Fencing for Fun and Fitness (For adults and kids age 9 and up)— 2018-01-21thru 2018-02-11$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sun., 2-3 p.m., Three Swords Fencing Club. If you are looking for a sport that involves speed, agility, and fitness, combined with chess-like strategic thinking, then fencing is for you. Learn the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons, equipment, rules and safety, body position, footwork, basic blade positioning, and parries. Skill building drills and an introduction to competition strategies are included. Fencers are separated into age and skill appropriate groups as necessary. All gear is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes. Classes meet at Three Swords Fencing Club (2819 Cass Rd., Suite E6.)<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633488
Golf Fundamentals— 2018-02-20thru 2018-03-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). If you haven't played golf in awhile 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'll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. You'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 9 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260640800
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2018-03-20thru 2018-04-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Golf Center on Secor Road. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll 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'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639517
Weather— 2018-03-21thru 2018-05-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

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

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260638386
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2018-04-03thru 2018-04-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260642316
Women's Golf Basics— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-25$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 10-11 a.m. at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You'll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road). <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639177
Mastering the Boating Rules of the Road— 2018-04-09thru 2018-04-09$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It is a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637281
Sail Trim— 2018-04-11thru 2018-04-11$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows the experienced and novice sailor how tune a sail boat's mast and, in simple and clear terms, how to trim (adjust) a boat's sails for optimum performance in a wide range of weather conditions No assumptions prior knowledge of sailing are made. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636932
Advanced Bicycle Maintenance— 2018-04-12thru 2018-04-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Learn essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, is available at the NMC-EES office for $25.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 7 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641810
Sailing— 2018-04-17thru 2018-06-19$179— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637986
Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement— 2018-04-19thru 2018-05-10$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., 10-11 a.m., Golf Center on Secor Rd. This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You'll 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'll 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. Meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 11 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260639916
America's Boating Course— 2018-04-23thru 2018-05-07$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 103. An America's Boating Club course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core America's Boating Club 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260637641
Emergencies on Board a Boat— 2018-04-23thru 2018-04-23$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board a boat. It will provide the skipper with the information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to actually deal with them when they occur. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions, as well as other often-encountered emergencies are covered.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260636113
Partner In Command - Boating— 2018-04-25thru 2018-04-25$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m. Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This is an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635707
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2018-04-26thru 2018-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

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's useful to bring a photo of your boat's layout with you.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 25 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641488
Fly Fishing: An Introductory Workshop— 2018-04-30thru 2018-04-30$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. 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. <br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260641163
Boat Handling Under Power— 2018-05-07thru 2018-05-07$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of conditions as well trimming the boat for the best operation underway.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635339
Anchoring— 2018-05-09thru 2018-05-09$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. This seminar assists boaters in understanding the issues and problems involving the theories of anchor weight, the methods used to anchor, and the choices of anchor types for the area of boating. The slides and notations on anchoring are intended to raise awareness of the need for correct anchor choices and the mechanics of proper anchoring techniques. The knowledge gained from completing this seminar will increase the boater's understanding of the conditions and situations involved in anchoring a boat and the need for a proper anchor choice.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260635014
Crew Overboard— 2018-05-21thru 2018-05-21$50— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 101. America's Boating Club seminar. Learn how to react, and then, how to recover a crewmember or passenger who accidentally falls overboard. The seminar covers vessel set-up and man overboard (MOB) equipment as well as maneuvering to keep the rescuer close to the person in the water. It also covers the responsibility of the person in the water in this emergency situation and methods of recovering that person.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260634644
Using GPS— 2018-05-23thru 2018-05-23$50— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., 7-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 111. America's Boating Club seminar. GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. Learn the principles of waypoint navigation and how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you. The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS and what the buttons do, what the screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the end, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You'll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don't currently own one.<br><br>

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260633829
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