All Classes

This page displays all the noncredit classes coming up in the next few months. They are listed in course number order. Click on a title to expand details on any class. Use the Browse by Category directory at left to choose courses by topic. Classes for children are listed near the bottom by grade level. Find more info about our children's program here »

EART 151 -- Ceramics I -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

This introductory course consists of instruction and development of hand-building skills and basic ceramic design. Students develop technical skills by completing hand building projects that include: sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Functional pottery, sculpture, and hybrids of these forms will be the focus of this course which may also be taken for academic credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3508
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 03:10PM-05:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $437
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EART 151 -- Ceramics I -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 16

This introductory course consists of instruction and development of hand-building skills and basic ceramic design. Students develop technical skills by completing hand building projects that include: sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels, and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Functional pottery, sculpture, and hybrids of these forms will be the focus of this course which may also be taken for academic credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3507
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $437
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or call (231) 995-1700
EART 165 -- Watercolor Painting I -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 16

This academic course is open to noncredit students as a joint offering. This semester class is designed as a continuous learning experience to make you an effective painter in watercolor. We discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) are accommodated.

Registration Code = CRN 3509
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #130
Instructor = Glenn Wolff
Cost = $407
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 525 -- Beyond Singing in the Shower - Voice Class for Anyone -- Oct. 13 to Nov. 10

Learn to use your internal instrument, your voice, by improving vocal skills of breathing, tone, diction, performance anxiety, and peer evaluation. Become more aware of vocal health. Sing vocal warm-ups from “Sing Legato.” Learn about peer evaluation as you perform your selection in a mini-recital for other students. The required text, Sing Legato by Kenneth Jennings, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3578
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 571 -- Beading Basics - Make Jewelry -- Nov. 3 to Nov. 3

Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You’ll be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a simple necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads.

Registration Code = CRN 3849
Meeting dates = Nov. 3 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Jennifer Helferich
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 602 -- Pottery Techniques-Beginning and Beyond -- Sep. 9 to Oct. 28

Beginners through advanced students—try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You’ll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

Registration Code = CRN 3832
Meeting dates = Sep. 9 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $219
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 628 -- Essential Skills for Photograp -- Nov. 4 to Nov. 4

Do you want to take better pictures? Practice and master the simple but essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn to set the correct exposure and what the numbers mean. Learn how to expose photographs correctly and how to know and exploit the capabilities of digital cameras. Discover how to see and think like a photographer by exploring composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

Registration Code = CRN 3851
Meeting dates = Nov. 4 to Nov. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 640 -- Understanding Your DSLR Camera -- Sep. 24 to Sep. 24

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. You know you have a DSLR camera if it has interchangeable lenses. Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera’s settings such as exposure modes, the histogram, and much more. Bring your digital camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

Registration Code = CRN 3850
Meeting dates = Sep. 24 to Sep. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 736 -- Discover Watercolor Painting -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 21

Expand your artistic ability as you explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice discover how to create dynamic artwork using the unique aspects of watercolor. Learn the use of a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift and wipe paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 3818
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $109
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 746 -- Beginning Knitting I -- Sep. 11 to Sep. 18

Discover the essentials of knitting, the foundational skills needed to place you on your pathway to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You’ll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Please bring a small pair of scissors and reading glasses if needed. All other supplies are provided including a How to Knit booklet. Bring lunch if attending the Saturday option.

Registration Code = CRN 3835
Meeting dates = Sep. 11 to Sep. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 746 -- Beginning Knitting I -- Sep. 12 to Sep. 12

Discover the essentials of knitting, the foundational skills needed to place you on your pathway to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You’ll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Please bring a small pair of scissors and reading glasses if needed. All other supplies are provided including a How to Knit booklet. Bring lunch if attending the Saturday option.

Registration Code = CRN 3837
Meeting dates = Sep. 12 to Sep. 12
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 755 -- Canticum Novum -- Aug. 24 to Jun. 30

The NMC Canticum Novum (kahn’-tee-koom noh’-voom), meaning “new song,” is a new choral offering at NMC. Canticum Novum is an auditioned-only ensemble—please email jecobb@nmc.edu for audition information. Canticum Novum has several performance cycles throughout the year, with an emphasis on performances in the fall and late spring. Because of the challenging literature and the abbreviated rehearsal schedule, only singers with good reading skills should inquire. Course meets 34 weeks, Aug. 24, 2015 to June 30, 2016, days arranged.

Registration Code = CRN 3579
Meeting dates = Aug. 24 to Jun. 30
Meeting days =
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Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #115
Instructor = Jeffrey Cobb
Cost = $150
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 758 -- Intuitive Painting -- Oct. 22 to Nov. 5

For people who want to play, paint, explore and engage in a process to discover their spontaneous creative side. The Intuitive Painting process allows you to paint without fear of being judged and without a plan. Experiment with color, form and texture to see where it takes you. Receive guidance to help you open up to take the next step and experience painting in a sacred space with inspired poetry, music and soulful conversation. No previous art experience or talent required. All materials are included.

Registration Code = CRN 3825
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #32
Instructor = Ruth Ann McGrath-Priest
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 759 -- Glass Fusion for Holiday Gift Giving -- Nov. 9 to Nov. 12

Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. Fashion a stunning glass pendant for a necklace, glass ornaments, and a festive soap dish. Create enough pieces to keep one for yourself! All materials are provided. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class.

Registration Code = CRN 3848
Meeting dates = Nov. 9 to Nov. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 768 -- Top 10 Ways to Take Better Photos -- Nov. 17 to Nov. 17

Have you learned the basics of your camera and are working hard to be in more control of your images, yet you still encounter the same problems over and over? You get blurry images. Your images are too bright or too dark. You struggle when shooting into bright light. We will cover more than 10 common photography problems, learn why they are happening, and give you the tools to solve them once and for all. There will also be time to bring your own personal questions and concerns.

Registration Code = CRN 3855
Meeting dates = Nov. 17 to Nov. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 15

Confused by all the buttons on your digital camera or even the language in your owner’s manual? Take the mystery out of the most common problems encountered by beginning photographers. Get hands-on experience while you explore the basic settings of your camera, get tips on how to improve your photography, and learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner’s manual, and your questions to this relaxed-pace class.

Registration Code = CRN 3852
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 781 -- Introduction to Painted Floor Cloths -- Oct. 3 to Oct. 3

Floor Cloths are the “happy result” of enjoying bright colors and keeping floors clean. They are extremely durable, provide color and design for any room. Learn design, measurement, color and technique using acrylic paint as a medium. Be careful, they can become addictive. No previous art experience is necessary. Bring a hair dryer, sack lunch and your creativity. All other supplies are included.

Registration Code = CRN 3826
Meeting dates = Oct. 3 to Oct. 3
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Nancy Honchell
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 788 -- Knitted Socks -- Nov. 7 to Nov. 14

Socks demystified! Sock knitting can be challenging but once you understand the anatomy of a sock and master the basic sock knitting techniques, you’ll be able to knit any of the hundreds of fabulous sock patterns. Learn to knit in the round using double-pointed needles and how to turn a heel. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear, and just plain fun to knit. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, and purl are required. A syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3846
Meeting dates = Nov. 7 to Nov. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 788 -- Knitted Socks -- Oct. 30 to Nov. 13

Socks demystified! Sock knitting can be challenging but once you understand the anatomy of a sock and master the basic sock knitting techniques, you’ll be able to knit any of the hundreds of fabulous sock patterns. Learn to knit in the round using double-pointed needles and how to turn a heel. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear, and just plain fun to knit. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, and purl are required. A syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3844
Meeting dates = Oct. 30 to Nov. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 791 -- Watercolors-Try Before You Buy -- Sep. 23 to Sep. 23

Have you wanted to try your hand at watercolors, but not sure of that initial investment in materials? Join award-winning watercolor artist Adam Van Houten as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Use what you learn to create a unique greeting card to frame or send. Come and see what artist lies within you. All materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3817
Meeting dates = Sep. 23 to Sep. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 792 -- Perspective Drawing -- Nov. 2 to Nov. 23

What does it mean to draw in perspective? Have you ever looked at the drawings or artwork of the old masters that convey a deep sense of space and vastness and are amazed at the ability of the artist to create such convincing illusion? Discover how easily that can be done with the proper tools and instruction. Find out how to utilize the tools of perspective drawing and create startlingly believable spaces on a 2D surface. Bring a protractor and ruler to the first class along with a willingness to learn! All other materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3829
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Nov. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Conor Fagan
Cost = $149
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 796 -- Oil Painting in Squares -- Oct. 28 to Nov. 18

Learn to oil paint under the guidance of artist Conor Fagan. You’ll progress through the basics from priming and preparing your surface to applying a ground and under painting and finally the proper application of paint to surface and glazing. Working on small wooden panels, you’ll move swiftly through the various aspects of the medium and leave with three complete paintings. Find out how easy and enjoyable oil painting can be!

Registration Code = CRN 3824
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Conor Fagan
Cost = $169
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 798 -- An Intro to Adobe Lightroom -- Oct. 19 to Oct. 26

Learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom, one of the newer photo editing programs available. Compare its benefits versus other editing software. In this hands-on class, go step-by-step through the process of importing, editing and exporting images. Understand how Lightroom can integrate with Photoshop. Please bring some of your own images, preferably a RAW format to practice on in class. This course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC.

Registration Code = CRN 3854
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Oct. 26
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 799 -- Glass Fusion: Coasters & Serving Bowls -- Oct. 12 to Oct. 15

Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed pair of colorful art glass coasters and a large plate for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you’ve never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included. Details for pick-up the following week will be given in class. 2nd class session meets 6-8 pm.

Registration Code = CRN 3847
Meeting dates = Oct. 12 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Monday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 800 -- Texturing Watercolors -- Aug. 12 to Aug. 13

Explore how to create unique and exciting textures in your watercolor paintings. Apply these techniques to a nature painting and allow the textures to become rocks, grass, skies, tree bark, fields and more! Beginners and pros alike will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate it into their own work. Get ready to be adventurous and learn about a variety of tools that will give your watercolor paintings new life and excitement. All materials supplied.

Registration Code = CRN 2301
Meeting dates = Aug. 12 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 806 -- Autumn Vineyard Sip and Paint Series -- Sep. 9 to Sep. 30

A fall day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in autumn—out in a vineyard, painting and enjoying the surroundings. Designed for the beginning artist, you will paint in the unique style of an artist using the tradition of replicating—with your own interpretation. You begin with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided as you practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; and additional wine is available for purchase by the glass. Winery addresses: Laurentide is 56 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau; Bel Lago is 6530 S. Lake Shore Dr., Cedar; Blustone is 780 N. Sylt Rd., Lake Leelanau; Aurora is 7788 E Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau. You must be 21. Register for all four with CRN 3823, or register for individual classes.

Registration Code = CRN 3823
Meeting dates = Sep. 9 to Sep. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $229
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 807 -- Autumn Vineyard Sip and Paint - Henri Matisse -- Sep. 9 to Sep. 9

A fall day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in autumn—out in a vineyard, painting and enjoying the surroundings. Designed for the beginning artist, you will paint in the unique style of French Impressionist, Henri Matisse using the tradition of replicating—with your own interpretation. You begin with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided as you practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; and additional wine is available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Meets at Laurentide Winery, 56 S. French Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 3827
Meeting dates = Sep. 9 to Sep. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $65
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 808 -- Autumn Vineyard Sip and Paint - Peter Max -- Sep. 16 to Sep. 16

A fall day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in autumn—out in a vineyard, painting and enjoying the surroundings. Designed for the beginning artist, you will paint in the unique style of 1960s psychedelic pop artisit, Peter Max using the tradition of replicating—with your own interpretation. You begin with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided as you practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; and additional wine is available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Meets at Bel LagoVineyards, 6530 S. Lake Shore Dr., Cedar.

Registration Code = CRN 3828
Meeting dates = Sep. 16 to Sep. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 809 -- Autumn Vineyard Sip and Paint - Georgia O'Keefe -- Sep. 23 to Sep. 23

A fall day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in autumn—out in a vineyard, painting and enjoying the surroundings. Designed for the beginning artist, you will paint in the unique style of 20th Century American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe using the tradition of replicating—with your own interpretation. You begin with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided as you practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; and additional wine is available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Meets at Blustone Vineyards, 780 N. Sylt Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 3830
Meeting dates = Sep. 23 to Sep. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 810 -- Autumn Vineyard Sip and Paint - Pablo Picasso -- Sep. 30 to Sep. 30

A fall day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in autumn—out in a vineyard, painting and enjoying the surroundings. Designed for the beginning artist, you will paint in the unique style of Spanish cubist, Pablo Picasso using the tradition of replicating—with your own interpretation. You begin with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided as you practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; and additional wine is available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Meets at Aurora Cellars, 7788 E Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 3831
Meeting dates = Sep. 30 to Sep. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 811 -- Beginning Knitting II -- Oct. 17 to Oct. 17

Are you ready to take your basic knitting skills to the next level? Gain additional confidence and skills as you learn how to knit in a circle on double point needles (DPNs) and on a circular needle. You’ll also find out how to read patterns, decipher the many abbreviations used in knitting, read a chart and recognize a twisted stitch. Learn how to easily repair dropped stitches and how to fix some of the more common knitting mistakes. Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting I. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Bring a sack lunch if you choose the Saturday option.

Registration Code = CRN 3841
Meeting dates = Oct. 17 to Oct. 17
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 811 -- Beginning Knitting II -- Oct. 16 to Oct. 23

Are you ready to take your basic knitting skills to the next level? Gain additional confidence and skills as you learn how to knit in a circle on double point needles (DPNs) and on a circular needle. You’ll also find out how to read patterns, decipher the many abbreviations used in knitting, read a chart and recognize a twisted stitch. Learn how to easily repair dropped stitches and how to fix some of the more common knitting mistakes. Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting I. Supply list will be sent prior to class. Bring a sack lunch if you choose the Saturday option.

Registration Code = CRN 3840
Meeting dates = Oct. 16 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 812 -- Fall in the Rockies -- Sep. 15 to Sep. 15

Explore the majesty of the Rocky Mountains combined with the crisp scenery of fall. Whether you are a photographer, avid traveler, or nature lover, you will want to join award-winning nature photographer, Charles St. Charles, as he documents fall in the Rockies from north to south. Discover where to see the best sites and get tips on how to photograph incredible beauty and wildlife in the national parks and forests of Jasper, Banff, Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and more.

Registration Code = CRN 3853
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Sep. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 813 -- Beginning Ukulele -- Sep. 28 to Oct. 5

Learn how to play the Ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic cords and strums and work on four simple songs. You’ll get hands-on instruction and a demonstration of the variety of Ukuleles available, learn how to tune and maintain the instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own Ukulele and purchase the book, “Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD” by Burt Casey (approx. $15 on Amazon). Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St.)

Registration Code = CRN 3577
Meeting dates = Sep. 28 to Oct. 5
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Greg Seaman
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 146 -- Intro to Photoshop Elements -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 14

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements, a software similar to the regular Photoshop program, but especially good for beginners and for those wanting to work with digital photos. Learn how to sharpen out-of-focus pictures, touch up faces, fix red eye, enhance outdoor shots, and prepare photos to send via e-mail. Basic computer experience is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3617
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 148 -- Intro to Computers & Windows -- Sep. 22 to Oct. 1

Designed for beginners, this course leads you through basic computer skills, the keyboard, and mouse operations. Become familiar with the desktop, icons, and menu system. Learn to adjust settings, create files and folders, and use shortcuts. This course, or equivalent knowledge, is needed for all other computer courses.

Registration Code = CRN 3600
Meeting dates = Sep. 22 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $145
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Sep. 18 to Oct. 9

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3606
Meeting dates = Sep. 18 to Oct. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Nov. 6 to Dec. 4

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll learn to create invoices, receipts, and statements, track your payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates, and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3607
Meeting dates = Nov. 6 to Dec. 4
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 174 -- Designing Web Pages Using HTML - Level I -- Oct. 6 to Oct. 20

Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of web sites published on the Internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Price includes text.

Registration Code = CRN 3623
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 175 -- Enhancing HTML with Style Sheets - Level 2 -- Oct. 27 to Nov. 3

Take your web designs to the next level with Cascading Style Sheets. Learn tips and techniques that add style, like color, font, text decoration, borders, backgrounds, and more. Continue with CSS to organize your layout with columns or sections. Investigate new HTML5 features such as video and new form validation tags. Prerequisite is Designing Web Pages Using HTML Level 1. Bring your textbook from the HTML Level 1 class.

Registration Code = CRN 3624
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Jeffery Straw
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Sep. 23 to Sep. 23

If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

Registration Code = CRN 3615
Meeting dates = Sep. 23 to Sep. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Nov. 10 to Nov. 10

If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

Registration Code = CRN 3616
Meeting dates = Nov. 10 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 236 -- Sell Like an eBay Pro -- Oct. 22 to Oct. 22

Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you’ll walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research your item’s potential value, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

Registration Code = CRN 3613
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 290 -- Intro to Adobe InDesign -- Nov. 2 to Nov. 16

Learn the fundamentals of the world’s leading desktop publishing software—Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you’ll appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3614
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Nov. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Nov. 19 to Nov. 19

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3589
Meeting dates = Nov. 19 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Oct. 6 to Oct. 6

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3588
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Oct. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Aug. 5 to Aug. 5

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2182
Meeting dates = Aug. 5 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Oct. 14 to Oct. 14

The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3586
Meeting dates = Oct. 14 to Oct. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #11
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Dec. 1 to Dec. 1

The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3587
Meeting dates = Dec. 1 to Dec. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 312 -- How to Build a Website -- Oct. 29 to Oct. 29

Should you build a website yourself or hire an expert? Walk through the steps necessary to construct a simple website while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur. Learn how to register a domain name and develop and maintain your site to keep it fresh and attract traffic. Discussions include determining content, choosing a web host, and evaluating a variety of free and pay-for-service content management systems. Leave with practical tips and useful information to guide your next steps.

Registration Code = CRN 3622
Meeting dates = Oct. 29 to Oct. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Sep. 23 to Oct. 7

Designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose the best template. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3596
Meeting dates = Sep. 23 to Oct. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Nov. 10 to Nov. 24

Designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose the best template. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3597
Meeting dates = Nov. 10 to Nov. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 12

Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2013. This course is designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then, working in our computer lab, you will gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 2190
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 326 -- Intermediate Excel 2013 -- Dec. 3 to Dec. 10

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills in Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a Web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel.

Registration Code = CRN 3598
Meeting dates = Dec. 3 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 327 -- Expanding Your Social Media Op -- Oct. 22 to Oct. 22

Social Media is changing the way we communicate with each other. Explore the most popular Social Media sites including social news like Reddit; social bookmarking with Delicious; social networking including Facebook and LinkedIn; photo/video sharing including Pinterest, Vine and YouTube; livestreaming/microblogging sites like Twitter; and social review sites including Angie’s List and Yelp. Get a comprehensive overview of the most popular sites, what they offer, how you sign up, and the pros and cons of joining.

Registration Code = CRN 3545
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 328 -- 10 Things You Should Know about Facebook -- Nov. 19 to Nov. 19

Having trouble keeping up with the changes on Facebook? Review the top ten aspects every user needs to know about settings and use. Learn how to change your settings and optimize your account so it works for you. Discover security and operation settings that can impact your privacy and advanced features that allow you to connect to the world or to just your friends. For current Facebook users. Participants need to have a Facebook account; bring your login and password to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3621
Meeting dates = Nov. 19 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 329 -- Get the Most from Your Android Smartphone -- Oct. 21 to Oct. 21

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your device. You’ll learn about setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3585
Meeting dates = Oct. 21 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #11
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 331 -- What's New with Windows 8 -- Oct. 9 to Oct. 9

Review the new Windows 8 operating system and gain an understanding of what this upgrade provides to users. If you have a laptop with Windows 8, bring it to class. If you don’t have one a demonstration is provided. Compare Windows 8 to the traditional desktop. Learn where the shortcuts are for both keyboard and mouse - and touch, if you have a touch screen. You will leave with a set of useful tools for your reference. Bring a laptop with Windows 8 if you have one.

Registration Code = CRN 3605
Meeting dates = Oct. 9 to Oct. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 332 -- PowerPoint 2013: Overcoming Common Issues -- Aug. 13 to Aug. 13

Conquer the challenges Power Point users typically face when preparing a presentation. Hands-on learning includes time saving composition tips, importing and formatting slides, embedding video or hyperlinks, using time settings, creating handouts, and using narration.

Registration Code = CRN 2194
Meeting dates = Aug. 13 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 335 -- Excel 2013: Sorting, Filters, Pivot Tables -- Nov. 19 to Nov. 19

Pivot tables and these other advanced features of Microsoft Excel are perfect if you create lists of information like inventories or download data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Understand how to use Excel’s built in sorting, filtering, and pivot table features without difficulty and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 3599
Meeting dates = Nov. 19 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 335 -- Excel 2013: Sorting, Filters, Pivot Tables -- Aug. 17 to Aug. 17

Pivot tables and these other advanced features of Microsoft Excel are perfect if you create lists of information like inventories or download data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Understand how to use Excel’s built in sorting, filtering, and pivot table features without difficulty and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 2191
Meeting dates = Aug. 17 to Aug. 17
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 336 -- Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, Graphics -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC’s of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 2189
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher I -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 9

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Discover the power and uses of the software while working through activities in our computer lab. Topics include: • Creating and formatting new documents • Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes • Learning to use basic format tools This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3590
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 9
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher I -- Nov. 24 to Dec. 1

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Discover the power and uses of the software while working through activities in our computer lab. Topics include: • Creating and formatting new documents • Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes • Learning to use basic format tools This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3591
Meeting dates = Nov. 24 to Dec. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 339 -- Computer Skills Refresher I -- Nov. 12 to Nov. 13

Learn the skills to operate a computer easily and effectively. Whether you are seeking to improve your work place skills or aspire to use a computer for personal use, this course will reduce the time and frustration associated with learning computer basics. Taught in our well-equipped computer lab you will get hands-on training to gain skill and confidence. Topics include: • Navigating and operating a PC/Windows computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Using accessories, multi-media • Adjusting settings and controls, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 3602
Meeting dates = Nov. 12 to Nov. 13
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 339 -- Computer Skills Refresher I -- Oct. 13 to Oct. 20

Learn the skills to operate a computer easily and effectively. Whether you are seeking to improve your work place skills or aspire to use a computer for personal use, this course will reduce the time and frustration associated with learning computer basics. Taught in our well-equipped computer lab you will get hands-on training to gain skill and confidence. Topics include: • Navigating and operating a PC/Windows computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Using accessories, multi-media • Adjusting settings and controls, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 3601
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 340 -- Microsoft Access 2013: Skills for Users of Existing Databases -- Oct. 16 to Oct. 23

Gain skills so you can confidently use Microsoft Access. Learn to operate relational databases so you can enter, store, find, and report on the information needed. Topics include: • Finding and entering data • Editing and updating records • Using queries, sorting and filtering data • Creating forms and basic reports Get the skills most employers seek in today’s job market.

Registration Code = CRN 3595
Meeting dates = Oct. 16 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 342 -- Computer Skills II: Using the Internet -- Oct. 27 to Oct. 27

Build on the skills you learned in Computer Skills I, and start using the internet like a pro. Topics include: • Navigating the internet • Downloading and uploading • History and bookmarks • Multi-media set up including sound, players, and add-ons • Privacy and security Stop your frustration and start using your computer with confidence. Computer Skills I is highly recommended prior to taking this course.

Registration Code = CRN 3603
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Oct. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 342 -- Computer Skills II: Using the Internet -- Nov. 19 to Nov. 19

Build on the skills you learned in Computer Skills I, and start using the internet like a pro. Topics include: • Navigating the internet • Downloading and uploading • History and bookmarks • Multi-media set up including sound, players, and add-ons • Privacy and security Stop your frustration and start using your computer with confidence. Computer Skills I is highly recommended prior to taking this course.

Registration Code = CRN 3604
Meeting dates = Nov. 19 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 346 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher II -- Oct. 22 to Oct. 23

Continue building your ability to use Microsoft Word software. In our computer lab, work through hands-on activities with our instructor and go beyond the basics. • Learn to work with headers and footers, • Learn to create an outline • Continue working with formatting, styles, and templates • Use Auto Correct and other auto functions • Export and save into other document types MS Word Level I is highly recommended, but can be waived with instructor approval. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3592
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 346 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher II -- Dec. 8 to Dec. 15

Continue building your ability to use Microsoft Word software. In our computer lab, work through hands-on activities with our instructor and go beyond the basics. • Learn to work with headers and footers, • Learn to create an outline • Continue working with formatting, styles, and templates • Use Auto Correct and other auto functions • Export and save into other document types MS Word Level I is highly recommended, but can be waived with instructor approval. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3593
Meeting dates = Dec. 8 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 347 -- Mastering MS Word - Advanced Skills -- Nov. 5 to Nov. 12

Are you ready to get ahead of the pack as a professional, working on a book, conducting research, or collaborating on projects? Focus on building the skills you need to produce quality work. You’ll learn to: • Create document sections, table of contents, and index pages • Track changes, work with comments • Finalize documents • Save a document as a webpage Successful completion of MS Word Level II or instructor approval is required. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3594
Meeting dates = Nov. 5 to Nov. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 349 -- Mastering iPhone/iPad Apps -- Oct. 20 to Oct. 20

When you first took your new iPhone/iPad out of the box and fired it up, you found an overwhelming set of apps. There were apps for e-mail, surfing the web, calendars, contacts, texting, making and receiving phone calls, video chatting with Facetime, a camera with a photo gallery, weather, tracking stocks, using maps with GPS and a lot more. Learn many tips and techniques for using these apps to their full potential. It’s helpful to have taken an iPad or iPhone class first, but not required. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3584
Meeting dates = Oct. 20 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 351 -- Mac Computing: Get the Right Start -- Nov. 3 to Nov. 10

Jumpstart your Mac computing skills in this fun, hands-on class. Learn about operational features like the “dock”, the “applications folder”, and the “airport”. Gain understanding of operational functions that allow you to navigate the system, load applications, download files, and add or access external devices. Understand and maximize the Mac filing system and learn how to customize your features. Leave with an impressive understanding of the terms, features, and uses of your new Mac.

Registration Code = CRN 3611
Meeting dates = Nov. 3 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 351 -- Mac Computing: Get the Right Start -- Sep. 25 to Oct. 2

Jumpstart your Mac computing skills in this fun, hands-on class. Learn about operational features like the “dock”, the “applications folder”, and the “airport”. Gain understanding of operational functions that allow you to navigate the system, load applications, download files, and add or access external devices. Understand and maximize the Mac filing system and learn how to customize your features. Leave with an impressive understanding of the terms, features, and uses of your new Mac.

Registration Code = CRN 3610
Meeting dates = Sep. 25 to Oct. 2
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 352 -- Syncing Your Apple Devices -- Oct. 16 to Oct. 16

Bring your own Apple tablet, iPhone, or laptop “mobile device” and learn to sync your applications from device to device. Learn to download programs, adjust settings, find apps, and determine if they will work on your device. This session is great for the person who just got a new device and wants to save time and effort linking data.

Registration Code = CRN 3612
Meeting dates = Oct. 16 to Oct. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 353 -- Digital Advertising -- Sep. 24 to Oct. 1

Discover online advertising and how it can benefit your business. Learn about key players including Google, Facebook, and Bing Ads. Explore the different digital advertising platforms including search, social, and mobile. You’ll also build an understanding of the campaign planning process and the different creative formats and executions. Find out how to place and track the performance of your ads.

Registration Code = CRN 3608
Meeting dates = Sep. 24 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 354 -- Make Google Work for Your Business -- Oct. 16 to Oct. 16

According to Search Engine Watch: 59% of consumers use Google every month to find a reputable local business, 50% of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of finding local results, and 61% of local searches result in a purchase. Learn to create a Google Business page and make sure your customer can find you on Google Maps. Discover other free tools Google offers to help you make your business more visible on the internet. Course includes a review of several Google Apps that will help you become more productive.

Registration Code = CRN 3609
Meeting dates = Oct. 16 to Oct. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 802 -- TiPS - Alcohol Server Awareness Training -- Nov. 9 to Nov. 9

To work in the hospitality industry, the state recommends that employees be alcohol server certified. TIPS is a skills-based training program that focuses on the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Alcohol management protects the employees, licensees, and public. The 5-hour program is designed for supervisors and front-of-the-house staff at restaurants, wineries, and other hospitality establishments. Class includes all materials, testing, and certification that is valid for three years. Register 3 or more employees at the same time from one business and save $5 on each registration. Discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3546
Meeting dates = Nov. 9 to Nov. 9
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #251
Instructor = Patricia Cron-Huhta
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 807 -- The Business of Art -- Sep. 10 to Sep. 17

Are you passionate about your crafts, artwork or other marketable products? Want to sell your creative items, but unsure how to start? Let a seasoned artisan show you some of the basics of starting your own art business. Discover the ins and outs of marketing your work, including where to sell your craft or product, how to cultivate customer rapport, pricing your work, and more. Whether you are a hobbyist or an artisan, this is a good way to get started. Even seasoned veterans will learn a tip or two to take home and implement this season.

Registration Code = CRN 3549
Meeting dates = Sep. 10 to Sep. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 859 -- Train-the-Trainer (8-Hour Hybrid) -- Aug. 19 to Aug. 19

Training development and delivery model will increase your effectiveness and confidence as a trainer. Practice and receive feedback as you learn to develop, deliver, and evaluate training activities. This course is offered as a hybrid with an hour and a half of pre-work, followed by a one-day, eight hour, hands-on skill development, practice, and feedback session.

Registration Code = CRN 2170
Meeting dates = Aug. 19 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-04:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Richard Wolin
Cost = $595
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 870 -- Grant Writing Basics -- Sep. 30 to Sep. 30

Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

Registration Code = CRN 3561
Meeting dates = Sep. 30 to Sep. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #147
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 871 -- Grant Resources -- Oct. 14 to Oct. 14

Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

Registration Code = CRN 3563
Meeting dates = Oct. 14 to Oct. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 872 -- Grant Writing: the Next Steps -- Oct. 20 to Oct. 27

This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

Registration Code = CRN 3564
Meeting dates = Oct. 20 to Oct. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #147
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Aug. 25 to Aug. 25

Prepare to enter the field of allied health by becoming a nurse assistant. The training prepares you to sit for the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. The 128-hour program consists of classroom (includes 8 hours of dementia training) labs, and 32 hours of clinical placement. Two evenings each week plus Saturdays provide your classroom and lab skills sessions followed by clinicals which will be completed in two Saturday and Sunday shifts. Prospective students must register for and attend a 90-minute free information session where complete details and enrollment materials will be available. Find additional information, dates, and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna.

Registration Code = CRN 3862
Meeting dates = Aug. 25 to Aug. 25
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Linda Racine
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Sep. 2 to Sep. 2

Prepare to enter the field of allied health by becoming a nurse assistant. The training prepares you to sit for the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. The 128-hour program consists of classroom (includes 8 hours of dementia training) labs, and 32 hours of clinical placement. Two evenings each week plus Saturdays provide your classroom and lab skills sessions followed by clinicals which will be completed in two Saturday and Sunday shifts. Prospective students must register for and attend a 90-minute free information session where complete details and enrollment materials will be available. Find additional information, dates, and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna.

Registration Code = CRN 3863
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Sep. 2
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Linda Racine
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 905 -- Running Effective Meetings -- Oct. 30 to Oct. 30

Do you feel like you spend more time sitting in pointless meetings than getting any real work done? Do you find yourself thinking you’re having the same conversation in these meetings over and over again? If so, this training will help you to enhance your team or work group’s productivity through more focused and effective use of meeting time. Learn tools to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate meetings.

Registration Code = CRN 3558
Meeting dates = Oct. 30 to Oct. 30
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 924 -- Managing Conflict -- Oct. 9 to Oct. 9

This four-hour training is beneficial for employees either leading or working in teams. Participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict; build collaborative agreements; determine when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; build trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; and finally manage change and address resistance effectively.

Registration Code = CRN 3556
Meeting dates = Oct. 9 to Oct. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 943 -- Listening Actively -- Dec. 11 to Dec. 11

Address the barriers that get in the way of truly listening to others. Gain skills that will help you build more effective relationships, such as giving another your undivided attention, paraphrasing to check for understanding, using questions effectively to clarify and learn more, demonstrating empathy, and reading non-verbal cues.

Registration Code = CRN 3559
Meeting dates = Dec. 11 to Dec. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 960 -- LinkedIn for Business -- Aug. 11 to Aug. 11

Learn LinkedIn from the basics to how to sign-up, build your profile, and make strategic professional connections. Find out how to add pictures and logos and how to optimize your profile through the words you use to describe yourself and your accomplishments. Discover professional groups that can be helpful to you and how to use LinkedIn to find a job. We’ll answer the question: should your business have it’s own profile? Spend this dedicated time creating a profile that can be leveraged to connect and build successful business relationships. A LinkedIn Profile is beneficial, but not required. Bring your LinkedIn username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 2143
Meeting dates = Aug. 11 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = John Watkins
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 969 -- Understanding Self and Others -- Dec. 18 to Dec. 18

Use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to identify one’s own behavioral style, including strengths and areas for development as they relate to the work setting. Learn to recognize the strengths of other styles and their potential contributions to achieving group or organizational goals. Apply knowledge of individual differences to improve communication and increase team effectiveness.

Registration Code = CRN 3560
Meeting dates = Dec. 18 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 980 -- Advanced Data Analysis -- Aug. 4 to Aug. 28

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Registration Code = CRN 2161
Meeting dates = Aug. 4 to Aug. 28
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 982 -- Intro to Final Cut Pro X - Apple Certification -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 6

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface, then work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. You’ll work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. Designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X. The last day consists of a testing review and the Apple FCPx End User Exam for you to become Apple Certified as a Pro. Includes the Official Apple Training Course Book. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Students should have knowledge of Mac OS X, and basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2154
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Caroline Schaefer-Hills
Cost = $1200
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 984 -- Effective Hiring Practices -- Oct. 28 to Oct. 28

Are you ready to hire the star candidate? Wrong hiring choices cost you money and time. Find out how to get it right the first time. Discover a streamlined hiring process that includes: identifying qualities of a competent hire, reviewing resumés efficiently, and most importantly, preparing for the interviews with specific questions that will tell you if the candidate is right for YOUR business/organization and team. Come with an opening and walk away with a plan (and interview questions) for a quality hire that will help the success of your business/organization.

Registration Code = CRN 3557
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Kimberly Arbour
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 985 -- Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving -- Nov. 6 to Nov. 6

In this workshop you will learn some basic tools for how to get started implementing a continuous improvement system and process. The content will include the primary problem solving steps. We will also look at using visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get some traction and momentum on improving your workflow.

Registration Code = CRN 3555
Meeting dates = Nov. 6 to Nov. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 986 -- Data-driven Decision Making -- Aug. 28 to Aug. 28

Learn how to use data and metrics to drive improvement and growth in your organization. This class will provide a brief overview of how to better utilize data to both track your company's outcomes and better manage process. There will be a focus on outcome and process metrics, visual management of data, and how to best check metrics to drive decision making.

Registration Code = CRN 2402
Meeting dates = Aug. 28 to Aug. 28
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 987 -- Certificate in Presentation Media -- Sep. 8 to Nov. 27

Presentation media are keys to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhances your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses, available separately or as a certificate. Registration deadline: Sept. 11

Registration Code = CRN 3569
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Nov. 27
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 988 -- Prezi -- Sep. 8 to Oct. 2

Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline: Sept. 11

Registration Code = CRN 3570
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Oct. 2
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 989 -- Phototshop for Presentations -- Oct. 5 to Oct. 30

Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline: Oct. 9

Registration Code = CRN 3571
Meeting dates = Oct. 5 to Oct. 30
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 990 -- Graphic Design for Visual Presentations -- Nov. 2 to Nov. 27

Make your visual presentations look professional, and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline: Nov. 6

Registration Code = CRN 3572
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Nov. 27
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 166 -- Beginning French -- Sep. 15 to Nov. 3

Get started or brush up those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You’ll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3833
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #20
Instructor = Myriam Parker
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 207 -- Conversational Spanish I -- Sep. 24 to Dec. 3

This beginning Spanish course focuses on pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text Spanish Now! Level 1 may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

Registration Code = CRN 3834
Meeting dates = Sep. 24 to Dec. 3
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Kristine Dietrich
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 208 -- Conversational Spanish II -- Sep. 21 to Nov. 16

Gain confidence as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the 100 most used Spanish words in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You’ll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3836
Meeting dates = Sep. 21 to Nov. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Sandra Proctor
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 253 -- Everyday Grammar -- Nov. 19 to Nov. 19

Do you find yourself getting tripped up with common usage problems? Whether you are talking or writing, how you use language matters. Get a refresher that will help you correct many everyday errors and take your skills up a notch for the workplace and everyday activities. The text, The Blue Book of Grammar, is a useful reference and available in the Extended Education office for $15 prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3629
Meeting dates = Nov. 19 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Lewis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 281 -- Beginning American Sign Language -- Sep. 22 to Nov. 10

American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf culture.

Registration Code = CRN 3839
Meeting dates = Sep. 22 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Osterlin Building (O), Room #202
Instructor = Wendy Williams
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 288 -- Beginning German -- Sep. 16 to Nov. 18

Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Get acquainted with the pronunciation of the German alphabet, vocabulary, and basic grammar skills. The required text, GERMAN in 10 minutes a day may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3842
Meeting dates = Sep. 16 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 292 -- English as a Second Language - Intermediate Level -- Sep. 15 to Nov. 12

This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Students will build their vocabulary and improve their writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help anyone who wishes to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve their performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

Registration Code = CRN 3845
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Nov. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #15
Instructor = Laura Rozeboom
Cost = $169
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 335 -- Continuing Conversational Spanish II -- Sep. 15 to Nov. 17

Keep your Spanish skills current. Open to anyone who has completed Conversational Spanish II or has previous Spanish speaking experience. Build on what you know as you increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and build confidence in the spoken language. Focus will be on the 100 most used Spanish words in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in the everyday language. The required text Spanish Now! Level 1 may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285), CD is optional.

Registration Code = CRN 3838
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Nov. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 338 -- Flash Blast: Writing Very Short Forms of Story & Personal Essay -- Nov. 6 to Nov. 13

To match the speed of our lives, stories and essays have become ever shorter. Magazines seek pieces that may be read in a short commute; blogs celebrate the mini rant. Flash fiction, a wonderful new form, falls within the 500-1000 words range. But what are its conventions, and how do we get started? Anne-Marie Oomen, author and teacher, guides session one in reading, discussing, and drafting your own flash fiction. In the second session we’ll do the same with flash nonfiction. In each, we’ll explore the fun and challenge of the Flash Blast. 

Registration Code = CRN 3581
Meeting dates = Nov. 6 to Nov. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Anne-Marie Oomen
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 339 -- Continuing German -- Sep. 17 to Nov. 12

Are you ready to move beyond “eins, zwei, drei” and apply yourself to more in-depth conversations? Gain confidence as you expand your German vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills in a casual environment. You’ll get practice in handling practical situations and learn culture and travel tips for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Beginning German, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom German experience. The required text, GERMAN in 10 minutes a Day may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3843
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Nov. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #216
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 342 -- Selling Your Book: Marketing Essentials -- Oct. 6 to Oct. 6

Need a boost to generate sales of an already published book? Want to know how to keep sales moving? Many authors overlook formulating a marketing plan before publishing their book. Join Mary Jo Zazueta, a twenty-year veteran in book publishing, in this fast-paced class and learn how to create a marketing plan; get tips on where and how to sell your book; and, most importantly, how to avoid costly mistakes that can hamper any author’s best marketing efforts. This class is designed for fiction and nonfiction authors who have published and/or are currently working on a book project.

Registration Code = CRN 3630
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Oct. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Mary Jo Zazueta
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 343 -- The Creative You: Starting Novel You WANT to Write -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 28

You have a good story, great characters, an interesting place to set it all—now put it together. Write your novel. Four weeks of intense writing: Beginnings, endings, and the plot in between the two. You’ll learn how to develop your story and write characters that live on the page. We write, we read, we share problems, we cheer for each other. Find your story: for publication, for you, or for your family.

Registration Code = CRN 3580
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Elizabeth Buzzelli
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 344 -- Self Publishing 101 -- Oct. 20 to Oct. 20

Creating a great manuscript is only part of your success story. Now you need to publish. Guided by Holly White (local self-publishing firm, The Jenkins Group), gain essential insights as you explore the difference between independent, royalty, e-book, and print-on-demand publishing. Learn about the economics of publishing and return on investment of various types. Discover how technology has reduced the costs and improved the quality of the finished product. Whether your book is an idea or a manuscript, you’ll leave with great information to guide your next steps. A local award winning author will share her experiences and be available for Q and A.

Registration Code = CRN 3582
Meeting dates = Oct. 20 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Holly White
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- Oct. 24 to Oct. 24

Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class, and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home.

Registration Code = CRN 3793
Meeting dates = Oct. 24 to Oct. 24
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 247 -- Cookie Decorating-Royal Icing -- Dec. 9 to Dec. 9

Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze, or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Bring a container for any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 3816
Meeting dates = Dec. 9 to Dec. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 258 -- Great Soups and Sauces -- Nov. 4 to Nov. 4

Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you’ll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale.

Registration Code = CRN 3806
Meeting dates = Nov. 4 to Nov. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 288 -- Knife Skills-Slice, Chop, Dice -- Nov. 18 to Nov. 18

Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you’re cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry.

Registration Code = CRN 3812
Meeting dates = Nov. 18 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 294 -- Fish for Dinner -- Sep. 22 to Sep. 22

Take the stress and guess out of fish preparation in this skillet-to-plate workshop. Chef and restaurant owner Mickey Cannon highlights four favorite fish based on market availability, but often including salmon and whitefish. You’ll learn to sauté, panfry, and grill fish for quick, easy preparation. Learn to enhance flavors with infused oils and simple sauces. You’ll get tips for selecting good fish and techniques for cutting.

Registration Code = CRN 3774
Meeting dates = Sep. 22 to Sep. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Mickey Cannon
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 336 -- Village Wine & Walking Tour -- Sep. 18 to Sep. 18

You hear the buzz, now experience it firsthand. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons personally led by developer Ray Minervini. Observe some of the completed and uncompleted areas as he provides a candid account of the Village, illuminating its history and his vision for its future. Get a behind the scenes tour of one of the renovated buildings, now Left Foot Charley Winery. Join winemaker and owner, Bryan Ulbrich, to learn about and taste some of Left Foot Charley’s best wines. You must be 21. Meet at Left Foot Charley’s.

Registration Code = CRN 3770
Meeting dates = Sep. 18 to Sep. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Bryan Ulbrich
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 368 -- Appetizers for the Holidays -- Dec. 7 to Dec. 7

Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great “do ahead” creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks’ House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the “what flavors work well together” theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining.

Registration Code = CRN 3815
Meeting dates = Dec. 7 to Dec. 7
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 372 -- Yeast Breads - Fast & Easy -- Nov. 12 to Nov. 12

Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

Registration Code = CRN 3810
Meeting dates = Nov. 12 to Nov. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 390 -- Peasant Foods of Tuscany -- Nov. 17 to Nov. 17

Tuscan cuisine is a peasant culture tradition where all the ingredients used in recipes are grown locally and prepared fresh. Discover how to take full advantage of this season’s fantastic bounty while preparing traditional Tuscan dishes like bread toasts topped with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, and pasta dressed with ricotta cheese and asparagus. Learn all the steps to making perfect risotto, plus how to flavor it with an array of fresh ingredients. Sample your creations and leave with recipes, menu ideas, and simple cooking methods to recreate at home.

Registration Code = CRN 3811
Meeting dates = Nov. 17 to Nov. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Mickey Cannon
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 393 -- Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You’ll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer.

Registration Code = CRN 2249
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 450 -- Beginning Bread Making -- Oct. 21 to Oct. 21

There’s nothing like fresh bread – hot from your own oven! Learn the basics of bread making from start to finish and everything in between. Pick up baker’s tips and how to troubleshoot possible solutions. Discover different flavors when you add sweet or savory ingredients to your dough. Punch, knead, roll, wrap, and taste a variety of breads in class as you experiment with dough and rising methods together. Take home recipes and your own dough to rise then bake and savor.

Registration Code = CRN 3791
Meeting dates = Oct. 21 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 455 -- Easy Cheese Making -- Nov. 10 to Nov. 10

Home-made cheeses are fresher and less expensive to make than store-bought. Find out how easy it is to make your own fresh cheese successfully. Stretch your imagination to create new flavoring combinations while you control what’s in your cheeses. With a few simple tools, you’ll prepare fresh cheeses like mozzarella, Indian paneer, and Ethiopian ayib (buttermilk cheese) with goat’s and cow’s milk. Sample some of the finished cheeses in class and go home with delicious new recipes to try throughout the year.

Registration Code = CRN 3809
Meeting dates = Nov. 10 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Mary Buschell
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 480 -- Rustic Fall Tarts -- Oct. 12 to Oct. 12

Discover Tarts, luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a mélange of fresh vegetables. A colorful squash and tomato tart fills a crispy puff pastry shell, while a savory onion filling complements a buttery dough. A sweet and savory butternut squash with sage pairs well with a walnut crust. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven.

Registration Code = CRN 3783
Meeting dates = Oct. 12 to Oct. 12
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 486 -- Holiday Cookie Decorating (for adult and child age 9+) -- Dec. 5 to Dec. 5

Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to decorate beautiful cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun creating edible delights: a snowflake, Santa hat, and more. Discover piping techniques and whimsical designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Bring a container for the cookies you don’t sample in class. Cookies and all materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3814
Meeting dates = Dec. 5 to Dec. 5
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 520 -- A Taste of Korea -- Nov. 7 to Nov. 7

America has long had a relationship with Korea, but its cuisine remains a mystery to most. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish. You’ll also learn how to make Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish and Egg Drop soup. Top off your culinary adventure by assembling Korea’s signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the dishes you made.

Registration Code = CRN 3808
Meeting dates = Nov. 7 to Nov. 7
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 535 -- Indian Curries -- Oct. 5 to Oct. 5

Does making an Indian curry from scratch intrigue you? Discover the anatomy of classic Indian curries and become more comfortable using spices and curry to create the complex, satisfying flavors of India. Learn to prepare dishes that are easy, but big in flavor under the direction of Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, The Cook’s House. Chef Jen, in particular, has become known around the state for her curries. She will teach you everything you need to know to make you own curries at home.

Registration Code = CRN 3779
Meeting dates = Oct. 5 to Oct. 5
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 536 -- Cook Like a Chef -- Jul. 21 to Jul. 21

Have you ever watched a chef or cooking show and wished you could cook like that? Join Cole Thornton, Executive Chef for Hagerty Center, as he teaches you the secrets to achieving restaurant quality food at home with the tips and tricks the professionals use. Learn basic knife skills and how to set up a work station for efficiency and organization. Find out how to sear, roast, glaze, braise and sauté while you prepare an appetizer and entree.

Registration Code = CRN 2246
Meeting dates = Jul. 21 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cole Thornton
Cost = $75
EEFO 541 -- Secrets of Spanish Paella -- Nov. 3 to Nov. 3

Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor in Spanish homes for centuries. Bring it to your home as you discover three tasty variations of Spain’s quintessential dish featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Seafood Paella, Paella with chicken, chorizo and asparagus, and a Vegetarian Paella with artichokes, Spanish olives, and tomatoes. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice.

Registration Code = CRN 3805
Meeting dates = Nov. 3 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 542 -- Artisan Bacon -- Sep. 30 to Sep. 30

Do you like bacon? Learn how to make your own using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process – from what you need, to brine, smoking, and sampling. Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your creations. Gain the expertise to produce your own artisan bacon at home with only a few ingredients and a backyard grill.

Registration Code = CRN 3772
Meeting dates = Sep. 30 to Sep. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = William White
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 546 -- International Pizza Party (Grades 5-8) -- Oct. 10 to Oct. 10

Thin crust, or deep dish, veggie or meat, any way you slice it--pizza is a crowd pleaser. You probably think of Italy when you hear the word, but pizza is actually quite the international star. Spend a Saturday mastering the art of rolling, kneading, mixing and forming your own dough from scratch in a professional culinary kitchen. Learn proper knife handling, slicing, and chopping skills. Using key ingredients from around the world, you’ll make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It’s easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party!

Registration Code = CRN 3782
Meeting dates = Oct. 10 to Oct. 10
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Rebecca Walters
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Aug. 13 to Aug. 13

Spend an evening with your favorite child (age 8-14) cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Team up to make delicious fresh from the garden veggie salsas while “sharpening” your knife skills, add hummus and homemade chips. What's summer without flat bread pizzas - you choose the toppings! Finish the evening with a summer berry cobbler and super quick food processor ice cream. Cost includes one adult and one child (enroll the adult).

Registration Code = CRN 2396
Meeting dates = Aug. 13 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Jul. 23 to Jul. 23

Spend an evening with your favorite child (age 8-14) cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Team up to make delicious fresh from the garden veggie salsas while “sharpening” your knife skills, add hummus and homemade chips. What's summer without flat bread pizzas - you choose the toppings! Finish the evening with a summer berry cobbler and super quick food processor ice cream. Cost includes one adult and one child (enroll the adult).

Registration Code = CRN 2247
Meeting dates = Jul. 23 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Oct. 23 to Oct. 23

Spend an evening with your favorite child (age 8-14) cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. In the July 23 class, you'll make delicious fresh from the garden veggie salsas while “sharpening” your knife skills, add hummus and homemade chips. What’s summer without flat bread pizzas - you choose the toppings! Finish the evening with a summer berry cobbler and super quick food processor ice cream. In the October 23 class, you will team up to make delicious autumn vegetable harvest pizzas. Discover veggie salsas while sharpening your knife skills. Add pumpkin hummus with homemade chips, too. Finish the evening by learning to make your own caramel apples and quick and easy pumpkin hand pies. Cost includes one adult and one child (enroll the adult).

Registration Code = CRN 3792
Meeting dates = Oct. 23 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 550 -- Mexican Feast -- Oct. 19 to Oct. 19

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning The Cooks’ House as they guide you through the preparation of a traditional Mexican Feast. Dishes include Taco al Pastor, Green Mole with Chicken, various salsas, Potatoes with Chorizo and homemade Flour Tortillas.

Registration Code = CRN 3787
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Oct. 19
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 551 -- Indian Inspired Cuisine -- Oct. 29 to Oct. 29

Indian food is full of delightful smells and flavors. Join Chef Ali Lopez, Health and Cooking Coach, as she teaches you how to make a variety of inspired vegetarian Indian dishes. Discover the secrets to a great dal and an easy homemade naan bread. Learn how to make the classic curried aloo gobi, a delicious and vibrant side dish that is hearty enough to stand on its own. If the spices get too hot, cool your palate with a refreshing raita.

Registration Code = CRN 3803
Meeting dates = Oct. 29 to Oct. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Alison Lopez
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 553 -- The Sicilian Dinner -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 27

Chef Janene Silverman returns to Traverse City to share more of her culinary experiences from living in Italy. Prepare an authentic dinner typical of Sicilian housewives. Start with antipastas of caponata, arancini and melanzane alla parmigiana, then comes the primi with pasta al forno and a homemade maccarruni with eggplant and ricotta salad, secondi are little bundles of swordfish and beef - filled and grilled. Dessert features cassata and a traditional homemade cannoli di ricotta. Bring your appetite and take home containers in case you can't eat all you make. Buon apetito!

Registration Code = CRN 2248
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $79
EEFO 555 -- Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen -- Nov. 14 to Nov. 14

Construct fun, frugal, beautiful holiday gifts for friends, teachers, neighbors and family from ingredients in your kitchen. Say, “You’re Special!” with your own special spice blends, homemade slow-cooker apple butter, cinnamon honey butter, homemade sugar bath scrubs, thyme in a bottle vinegar, homemade vanilla and other treats to assemble in beautiful containers. Bring your own petite glass containers with secure seals or use ours to make gifts with decorative labels, ready for gift giving to friends or to yourself.

Registration Code = CRN 3813
Meeting dates = Nov. 14 to Nov. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-01:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 556 -- Real Men (and Women) Eat Quiche -- Oct. 1 to Oct. 1

Ahh quiche, the French farmer’s dinner! Join Chef Tim Reed, former restaurant owner turned personal chef, in this hands-on class. Learn to prepare tender flaky pie shells every time using the 3-2-1 dough recipe. Prepare three types of quiche using ingredients such as spinach, bacon, mushrooms, crab, asparagus, artichokes and a variety of cheeses. Discover this entertaining staple that’s wonderful as a brunch or lunch entrée, but makes a great dinner too. Get tips on freezing a par-baked quiche for a great comfort food after a hectic day.

Registration Code = CRN 3777
Meeting dates = Oct. 1 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Timothy Reed
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 557 -- Sweet and Savory Cheesecakes -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 7

Learn the do’s and don’ts of making cheesecake from the classic New York dessert cheesecake to savory smoked cheese and herb cheesecake appetizers. Practice using a water bath and experiment with a variety of toppings, fillings and garnishes. You also try your hand at fried cheesecake bites for a delicious appetizer or on a stick for late night nibbling. If you enjoy cheesecake, you won’t want to pass this one up.

Registration Code = CRN 3781
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 558 -- Just for the Halibut: Advanced Seafood Cookery -- Oct. 28 to Oct. 28

Take your understanding of seafood cookery up a notch. Learn how to sauté, grill and poach one of the finer fishes in the sea, halibut. Explore the concept and advanced methods of cooking, “Sous Vide” (cooking under vacuum) at home without buying expensive equipment. Pick up techniques for keeping it from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done every time. Discover recipes to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends with your knowledge of this wonderful fish!

Registration Code = CRN 3796
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Chris Courtright
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 559 -- Breakfast for Dinner -- Sep. 17 to Sep. 17

Who hasn’t mixed things up a bit by eating favorite breakfast foods for dinner? With a few additions to breakfast items, a frittata or casserole becomes a quick and easy comfort dinner. Recipes include a bacon and egg pizza; a pancetta, thyme and Gruyere muffin; and an egg and sausage casserole with sundried tomatoes and mozzarella that tops any you’ve ever eaten.

Registration Code = CRN 3769
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Sep. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 560 -- Thai Fresh -- Sep. 21 to Sep. 21

Thai cuisine is celebrated for its use of fresh herbs, vegetables, and spices. Beef and seafood are usually added to the vegetables plus rice to create mouth-watering meals. Learn how to create dishes using their quick cooking methods that preserve the texture, nutrients and color of the ingredients. Curry is a very popular spice, which we’ll use in Green Curry Vegetables with Jasmine Rice. Mint is mostly used in sweet dishes, but in Thai cuisine it flavors a Spicy Mint Beef quick fry.

Registration Code = CRN 3776
Meeting dates = Sep. 21 to Sep. 21
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 561 -- Pumpkin: Pie and Beyond -- Oct. 15 to Oct. 15

It’s the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening with a deep dish pumpkin pie.

Registration Code = CRN 3785
Meeting dates = Oct. 15 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 562 -- Fall Pastas -- Oct. 20 to Oct. 20

From hearty mushroom sauces to delicate butternut squash ravioli, the flavors of fall pair beautifully with pasta. Discover the start-to-finish process of creating great pasta with Chef Mickey Cannon. This collection of fresh pasta dishes bring crunch, color, and a whole lot of flavor to your table. Recipes include tortellini with Italian sausage, fennel and mushrooms; pumpkin agnolotti; and butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter.

Registration Code = CRN 3789
Meeting dates = Oct. 20 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Mickey Cannon
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 563 -- Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs -- Oct. 27 to Oct. 27

With the popularity of raising chickens, there is an abundance of locally produced eggs. What can you do with all those farm fresh eggs? Learn how to assemble a French quiche which combines eggs with vegetables and meat in a simple luscious crust. Discover how easy it is to make an Italian frittata using eggs with scrumptious asparagus and salmon. And don’t forget dessert with a homemade custard to top off the evening.

Registration Code = CRN 3794
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Oct. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 564 -- Stuffed with Love -- Nov. 2 to Nov. 2

Fresh pasta is a special treat that will blow away the dried box variety. Learn how to make your own fresh pasta dough, add fillings made with fresh, seasonal ingredients and then shape different types of raviolis. Make delicious sauces to accompany them. Chef Cole will also demonstrate how to roll pasta, get that perfect al-dente bite, and lastly, enjoy delectable pasta with friends. Molto bene!

Registration Code = CRN 3804
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Nov. 2
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cole Thornton
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 565 -- Ciao Italia! Recipes from Italy -- Nov. 5 to Nov. 5

Join chef and nutritionist, Laura McCain, as she shares fabulously simple ways to make your meals sing. Hot on the heels from her recent travels to Tuscany, she’ll share stories and recipes that she picked up while in Italy. Come prepared to fix dinner together: herb rubbed roasted chicken with fresh green beans cooked in garlic and tomatoes, a simple greens salad with fennel and seasonal vegetables, and rustic pasta tossed in a light cream sauce. Enjoy watching as she demonstrates cutting the pasta on an authentic Italian chitarra.

Registration Code = CRN 3807
Meeting dates = Nov. 5 to Nov. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Laura McCain
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 566 -- BBQ Bootcamp -- Sep. 14 to Sep. 14

Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Hagerty Center Executive Chef, Cole Thornton, invites you into his work kitchen for a BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select products for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ.

Registration Code = CRN 3766
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Sep. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL)
Instructor = Cole Thornton
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 284 -- Retirement Planning Today -- Oct. 6 to Oct. 13

Learn how to avoid the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes! Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this will help you plan your future with confidence. The need for sound financial strategies has never been greater. You’ll learn how to: create a plan to retire early, manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan. Includes a 230-page illustrated textbook.

Registration Code = CRN 3639
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Oct. 13
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 465 -- DIY Interior Design Workshop -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 28

Would you like to create beautiful rooms like a pro? Work side by side with local interior designer, Gretchen Knoblock, as she guides you through the process of creating a professional looking space, including the creation of your own concept board. Using the basics of good design, you’ll focus on applying principles and elements of design and learn how to find your style, proper use of color, space planning, and pulling a look together. This step-by-step workshop format will actively engage you in decorating an actual room in your home or a room of your dreams! Bring a 24 x 36 black foam core or poster board and a photo of an existing room to the first class.

Registration Code = CRN 3634
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Gretchen Knoblock
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 480 -- Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health -- Oct. 15 to Oct. 22

The field of nutrition is rapidly expanding for both humans and animals. Join holistic veterinarian Dr. Lynch as he explores the history of the processed pet food industry and examines the role processed foods may play in the health of your pet. Explore the field of Integrative Nutrition, the blending of conventional nutritional science with wholesome, unadulterated ingredients to further expand the role of nutrition in wellness. The discussion includes a look at the exciting new field of Nutrigenomics.

Registration Code = CRN 3631
Meeting dates = Oct. 15 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Al Lynch
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 481 -- Acupuncture and Herbs-Can They Really Help My Pet? -- Sep. 17 to Sep. 17

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been utilized for centuries to maintain health and wellness, but remains a mystery to most individuals. What really is Qi (Chee)? Gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to current Western medicine. Explore the field of Integrative Medicine, combining the best of the East and West to produce results often unattainable with traditional medical therapies. Case examples of treatments with pets will be explored along with practical application of concepts.

Registration Code = CRN 3632
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Sep. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Al Lynch
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 482 -- Retirement Secrets-Your Best Is Yet to Come -- Oct. 21 to Oct. 28

Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well–the big three being healthcare, inflation, and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You’ll learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We’ll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. A spouse or guest can attend free.

Registration Code = CRN 3640
Meeting dates = Oct. 21 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Lawrence Flynn
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 483 -- The Art &Skill of Tile & Marble Installation -- Oct. 13 to Oct. 13

Thinking about that next tile, marble, granite, or ceramic project? Through discussion and demonstration, explore the essentials for selecting, designing, and installing a variety of hard surface products. You will learn about products and their features; installation materials including underlayments, glues, and grout; design considerations; and layout techniques. The more you know, the happier you will be with the outcome. You can also take advantage of an optional hour of free consultation, design, layout, or installation on your own home or office project.

Registration Code = CRN 3638
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Oct. 13
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Michael Stalker
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 484 -- Woodworking for Women: Power Tool Skills -- Nov. 7 to Nov. 14

Want to learn to confidently use common power tools? With never ending to-do lists, discover how using hand power tools can shorten this list and get your work done effectively. This hands-on course taught in our construction technology lab will have you safely working with drills, scroll saws, sanders, and the router. Learn the function and type of accessories to complement these tools. Equipment and project materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3635
Meeting dates = Nov. 7 to Nov. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Bryan Kelly
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 485 -- Woodworking Skills: Using Routers -- Oct. 24 to Oct. 24

Routers provide a variety of opportunities to the wood worker that years ago would have required more work and specialty tools. Gone are the expensive shapers and hard to work molding planes of your grandfather. Explore the speed and simplicity a modern router can offer you for future projects. Learn to use the router safety and effectively as you work to “dress up” a piece of wood in class. Topics include: router sizing, types of cutters and accessories, and many ways to use them. This hands-on course will provide you with practice while gaining pointers from our instructor.

Registration Code = CRN 3637
Meeting dates = Oct. 24 to Oct. 24
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Bryan Kelly
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- Oct. 19 to Dec. 4

Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential knowledge and skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communication including pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting, records management, legal research, memoranda preparation, citation format, and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

Registration Code = CRN 3573
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Dec. 4
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 125 -- Software Essentials for the Law Office -- Oct. 19 to Dec. 4

As a legal professional, you know how essential it is to keep your knowledge of current technology up-to-date. Course topics include operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint). You’ll also examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Textbook, Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle, is available through CLS, $209. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

Registration Code = CRN 3575
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Dec. 4
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $729
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 126 -- Legal Investigation Certificate Course -- Oct. 19 to Dec. 4

If you are interested in a new career or presently working in the legal field, this course qualifies you to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies or private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Areas covered include arson investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident forensics, employment accidents, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS, $20. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

Registration Code = CRN 3576
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Dec. 4
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 127 -- Paralegal Certificate Course -- Oct. 19 to Feb. 26

Gain comprehensive knowledge of the judicial system and practical skills in this 2-part course. Designed as preparation for work as a paralegal or as continuing education if you are an advanced legal worker. Learn how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The first 7-week section provides the foundation of legal authority and how it is used, law office management, and substantive law. The second 7-week section provides advanced skills for legal research and writing, advocacy, and appellate procedure. Upon successful completion of both sections, you will be awarded a Paralegal Certificate from NMC. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Full details including text requirements and syllabus are available at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

Registration Code = CRN 3574
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Feb. 26
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $1289
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 107 -- Management Boot Camp -- Oct. 5 to Oct. 30

Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course, you’ll be managing like a pro—quickly and with confidence. A UGotClass online course.

Registration Code = CRN 3562
Meeting dates = Oct. 5 to Oct. 30
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $295
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 109 -- Dementia Care -- Sep. 8 to Oct. 30

As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. Get essential knowledge about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory and gain effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise of Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. A UGotClass online course.

Registration Code = CRN 3565
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Oct. 30
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 3741
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-08:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 3737
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-05:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 3738
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-05:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 3739
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-08:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- Aug. 24 to Aug. 23

Get your fitness program on track in the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Start anytime! Enjoy unlimited use during open hours. July 28-Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. through Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24-Dec. 18 open hours: Mon. through Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m.-noon Annual Membership (CRN 3751) - $200 Four-month Membership (CRN 3753) - $100

Registration Code = CRN 3751
Meeting dates = Aug. 24 to Aug. 23
Meeting days =
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Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $200
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- Aug. 24 to Dec. 18

Get your fitness program on track in the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Start anytime! Enjoy unlimited use during open hours. July 28-Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. through Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 24-Dec. 18 open hours: Mon. through Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m.-noon Annual Membership (CRN 3751) - $200 Four-month Membership (CRN 3753) - $100

Registration Code = CRN 3753
Meeting dates = Aug. 24 to Dec. 18
Meeting days =
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Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $100
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Sep. 4 to Dec. 11

Yoga works through awareness of the body, teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3653
Meeting dates = Sep. 4 to Dec. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $219
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Sep. 8 to Dec. 8

Yoga works through awareness of the body, teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3652
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Dec. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $189
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Sep. 12 to Dec. 12

Yoga works through awareness of the body, teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3654
Meeting dates = Sep. 12 to Dec. 12
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $219
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 217 -- Aerobic Dance -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 21

So you want to dance! Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance is the longest running aerobic program in the country. It’s choreographed for the non-dancer, although you will feel like a dancer while strengthening your core and cardiovascular system and firming your body. Combines Latin, ballroom and jazz using contemporary music and is taught low and high impact. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3743
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Terry Tarnow
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 217 -- Aerobic Dance -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 16

So you want to dance! Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance is the longest running aerobic program in the country. It’s choreographed for the non-dancer, although you will feel like a dancer while strengthening your core and cardiovascular system and firming your body. Combines Latin, ballroom and jazz using contemporary music and is taught low and high impact. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3745
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Terry Tarnow
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 7

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3649
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 7
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Oct. 22 to Dec. 10

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3651
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Sep. 3 to Oct. 15

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3650
Meeting dates = Sep. 3 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 19

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

Registration Code = CRN 3648
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 19
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 234 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Sep. 4 to Dec. 11

Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. In this session, arthritis will be looked at from the perspective of balancing the “energy body.” Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before.

Registration Code = CRN 3664
Meeting dates = Sep. 4 to Dec. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $289
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Advanc -- Sep. 16 to Dec. 16

As part of a healthy lifestyle, regular practice of meditation can reduce stress, improve health, boost the immune system, and balance emotions. This class includes meditation and discussion around the awakening and maturing of the conscious mind. Experience techniques and breath work to relax and center your body and your mind. Beginning students are welcome.

Registration Code = CRN 3666
Meeting dates = Sep. 16 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme)
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $115
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Sep. 8 to Dec. 8

An energetic “wake me, shake me” flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

Registration Code = CRN 3661
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Dec. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $155
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 272 -- Sailing Basics: section 1 -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 11

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom environment. You’ll learn the terminology and theory of sailing as well as boating safety, boat design, sailing physics, tactical training, and rudimentary navigation skills. You’ll discover the world of sailing and learn about local resources and sailing programs to help “plug you in” to local sailing events. Course fee includes the text: Start Sailing Right.

Registration Code = CRN 2332
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #219
Instructor = Stewart McFerran
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 273 -- Sailing Experience: section 2 -- Aug. 17 to Aug. 18

Put the sailing tactics learned in session 1 into practice under the watchful eye of your instructor. You’ll learn to rig, hoist, and trim the sails. You’ll practice tacking, jibbing, reaching and close hauling, but hopefully no turtling. Dress to get wet and have fun testing your new skills in a two-hour sailing lesson on one of the dates below. Location for this class is discussed in Sailing Basics: Section 1. Limited to 4 participants.

Registration Code = CRN 2334
Meeting dates = Aug. 17 to Aug. 18
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Stewart McFerran
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Dec. 1 to Dec. 22

Mix a little martial arts (Tai Chi, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do), dance arts, and healing arts (like yoga), turn on the music, and you have a fun, dynamic way to get an effective cardiovascular workout. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) promotes healthy joints and balance; increases strength, flexibility, and circulation; reduces tension; and especially important, it is designed to be pleasurable and movements can be modified so that you work at a level appropriate for you. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3699
Meeting dates = Dec. 1 to Dec. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Anna Wassa
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Sep. 15 to Nov. 17

Mix a little martial arts (Tai Chi, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do), dance arts, and healing arts (like yoga), turn on the music, and you have a fun, dynamic way to get an effective cardiovascular workout. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) promotes healthy joints and balance; increases strength, flexibility, and circulation; reduces tension; and especially important, it is designed to be pleasurable and movements can be modified so that you work at a level appropriate for you. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3698
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Nov. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Anna Wassa
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 293 -- Basic Bicycle Maintenance -- Sep. 21 to Sep. 21

Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills in this demonstration course 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3764
Meeting dates = Sep. 21 to Sep. 21
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $55
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 304 -- Tae Kwon Do-Black Belt -- Sep. 8 to Dec. 8

This special advanced workout focuses on “point style” free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.

Registration Code = CRN 3771
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Dec. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Douglas Mehl
Cost = $191
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Sep. 3 to Dec. 10

Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

Registration Code = CRN 3663
Meeting dates = Sep. 3 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $219
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 326 -- Horseback Riding -- Sep. 21 to Sep. 23

Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling, and saddling. Most days include riding in either an outside arena area or on the trails based on your riding experience. Must be 18 or older.

Registration Code = CRN 3765
Meeting dates = Sep. 21 to Sep. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Circle H -7200 Brown Bridge Rd
Instructor = LeeAnn Jacobs
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Sep. 13 to Sep. 13

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3645
Meeting dates = Sep. 13 to Sep. 13
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Oct. 11 to Oct. 11

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3646
Meeting dates = Oct. 11 to Oct. 11
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Nov. 8 to Nov. 8

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3647
Meeting dates = Nov. 8 to Nov. 8
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Aug. 5 to Aug. 5

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy those summer parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2298
Meeting dates = Aug. 5 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Aug. 15 to Aug. 15

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Riverside Inn in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2329
Meeting dates = Aug. 15 to Aug. 15
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Sep. 25 to Oct. 16

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3641
Meeting dates = Sep. 25 to Oct. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Oct. 23 to Dec. 11

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3643
Meeting dates = Oct. 23 to Dec. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Sep. 25 to Oct. 16

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3642
Meeting dates = Sep. 25 to Oct. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Oct. 23 to Dec. 11

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3644
Meeting dates = Oct. 23 to Dec. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 456 -- Fall for HIIT - Interval Training -- Sep. 9 to Oct. 28

Do you want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages that traditional steady-state exercise can’t provide: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. The fall sessions will take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3759
Meeting dates = Sep. 9 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 456 -- Fall for HIIT - Interval Training -- Nov. 2 to Dec. 16

Do you want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages that traditional steady-state exercise can’t provide: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. The fall sessions will take advantage of the outside cool days and fresh air, weather dependent. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3760
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 14

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3729
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 19

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3728
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 19
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Oct. 27 to Dec. 17

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3726
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Sep. 1 to Oct. 22

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3725
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 527 -- Yoga and Trail Conditioning -- Sep. 14 to Oct. 26

Utilizing the hilly and scenic trails on the Old State Hospital Grounds, this class incorporates a mix of yoga postures and vigorous movement (running or quick paced walking). Begin indoors with 30 minutes of yoga warm-up poses before heading outside for 30 minutes of trail work. We conclude indoors with cool down stretches and a time of stillness. Participants must be in good health and physical condition. No prior yoga experience is required. Wear footwear for walking/running.

Registration Code = CRN 3659
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Oct. 26
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-05:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 528 -- Seamanship -- Sep. 14 to Oct. 12

Attention boaters. Whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this United States Power Squadron 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 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. Text is included.

Registration Code = CRN 3767
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Oct. 12
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #111
Instructor = Jerry Williams
Cost = $120
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 529 -- Coastal Piloting and Navigation -- Oct. 19 to Nov. 23

Piloting is the first course in the sequence of United States Power Squadron courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. With a focus on recreational boats, you will learn to read and interpret nautical charts, understand the US system of Bouyage, and study the methods of setting bearings. Learn about Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and gain some traditional navigation techniques so you’ll be able to find your way even if your GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing your skills through hands-on practice and learning. Includes text.

Registration Code = CRN 3768
Meeting dates = Oct. 19 to Nov. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #111
Instructor = Jerry Williams
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 530 -- Halo Ball -- Oct. 28 to Dec. 16

Halo™ Training is multi-functional and three-dimensional taking exercising on large exercise balls to a new level. It provides overall body conditioning incorporating strength and endurance work, flexibility training, interval training and injury prevention. Using the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball, exercises are designed to increase functional strength and stability at any level of condition. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3718
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 530 -- Halo Ball -- Sep. 2 to Oct. 21

Halo™ Training is multi-functional and three-dimensional taking exercising on large exercise balls to a new level. It provides overall body conditioning incorporating strength and endurance work, flexibility training, interval training and injury prevention. Using the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball, exercises are designed to increase functional strength and stability at any level of condition. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3716
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 531 -- Step Aerobics -- Sep. 2 to Oct. 23

Jacki Sorensen’s StrongStep™ is a low-impact, high energy, maximally effective fitness class that’s fun and easy! The subtly choreographed routines have an athletic style that appeals to anyone interested in getting a head-to-toe workout. Includes resistance and core training in class along with a proper warm up and cool down. Exercise with or without a step while keeping your heart rate elevated. Bring a mat to class. NOTE: Wednesday class is 8-9 a.m., Friday is 9-10 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3719
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 531 -- Step Aerobics -- Oct. 28 to Dec. 18

Jacki Sorensen’s StrongStep™ is a low-impact, high energy, maximally effective fitness class that’s fun and easy! The subtly choreographed routines have an athletic style that appeals to anyone interested in getting a head-to-toe workout. Includes resistance and core training in class along with a proper warm up and cool down. Exercise with or without a step while keeping your heart rate elevated. Bring a mat to class. NOTE: Wednesday class is 8-9 a.m., Friday is 9-10 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3723
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 532 -- Evening HIIT-Interval Training -- Sep. 9 to Oct. 28

Too busy to workout during the day? No more excuses with this new 35-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) starting at 5:45 pm. Leave work, work out and still be home in time for a healthy dinner at 6:45. With HIIT you burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness in just 35-minutes! HIIT is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low/moderate exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. New to HIIT?—no problem, individuals work at your own pace, each reaching your full potential. Bring water, a fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3761
Meeting dates = Sep. 9 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:20PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 532 -- Evening HIIT-Interval Training -- Nov. 2 to Dec. 16

Too busy to workout during the day? No more excuses with this new 35-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) starting at 5:45 pm. Leave work, work out and still be home in time for a healthy dinner at 6:45. With HIIT you burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness in just 35-minutes! HIIT is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low/moderate exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. New to HIIT?—no problem, individuals work at your own pace, each reaching your full potential. Bring water, a fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3762
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:20PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 242 -- Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Oct. 2 to Dec. 18

Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, increase bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3763
Meeting dates = Oct. 2 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 301 -- Reflexology for Life -- Sep. 17 to Sep. 17

Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

Registration Code = CRN 3670
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Sep. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 303 -- Reflexology for Life - Sequel -- Sep. 24 to Sep. 24

You have already learned that your feet are telling you something from completing the Reflexology for Life class. Now take your understanding to the next level. We will begin by reviewing the techniques learned in the first class and discuss the results we experienced. The next level is to explore the lymphatic system. Learn how to do the detoxifying process of caring for your own lymphatics. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

Registration Code = CRN 3671
Meeting dates = Sep. 24 to Sep. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 349 -- Essential Oils - How Scents Enrich -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 8

The practice of using essential oils from plants and flowers to stimulate brain function is how we define aroma therapy. Explore the properties of different oils, the process of making oils, how and why they work, and what they do. You’ll make bath salts and try oils as you learn ways to use them to enhance your life in your day-to-day world. You’ll leave refreshed, smelling very good, and with spritzer or salts to take home.

Registration Code = CRN 3672
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 358 -- Natural Health & Healing with Ayurveda -- Oct. 14 to Oct. 14

Learn your individual body/mind type according to Ayurveda, the natural healing system and the sister science of yoga. Discover probable causes of imbalances that lead to disorders and disease, such as allergies, arthritis, fatigue, headaches, obesity, constipation, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Explore healing herbs and spices and make spice mixtures to take home for your particular imbalance. Enjoy this time proven approach to nutrition, daily routine, herbal medicines and detoxification. Have fun learning basic Ayurvedic principles for radiant health!

Registration Code = CRN 3669
Meeting dates = Oct. 14 to Oct. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Martha Jeffs
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 359 -- Kickstart Your Metabolism -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 22

Do you experience strong food/sugar cravings? Do you find yourself with low energy, poor focus and having difficulty losing weight? Join nutritionist, Marcia Sivek, for a healthy solution to give your metabolism a kick start so you feel energized, focused and more in control of your weight. Learn how real foods can help eliminate cravings and boost metabolism by balancing your blood sugar. Explore which foods affect energy, mood, sleep and weight loss. You’ll also walk away with easy, healthy and tasty food suggestions.

Registration Code = CRN 2341
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Marcia Sivek
Cost = $29
EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginning -- Oct. 1 to Nov. 19

This specifically designed program maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. It provides a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. You will learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercise that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3685
Meeting dates = Oct. 1 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 04:30PM-05:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Sep. 14 to Oct. 26

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. The sessions blend relaxation and gentle yoga movements with a focus on the breath to support a calm body and mind during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3695
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Oct. 26
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Nov. 2 to Dec. 14

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. The sessions blend relaxation and gentle yoga movements with a focus on the breath to support a calm body and mind during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3697
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 127 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Continuing -- Oct. 1 to Nov. 19

Continue study of the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis-Beginning.

Registration Code = CRN 3686
Meeting dates = Oct. 1 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:15PM-04:15PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 128 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis-Guided Practice -- Oct. 6 to Nov. 24

Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis—Advanced.

Registration Code = CRN 3694
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Nov. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 02:30PM-03:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 134 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis-Advanced -- Oct. 6 to Nov. 24

The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis – Continuing.

Registration Code = CRN 3693
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Nov. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:15PM-02:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 137 -- Qigong for Healthy Bones & Joints -- Sep. 23 to Nov. 18

Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (“chee-gong”) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

Registration Code = CRN 3677
Meeting dates = Sep. 23 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 137 -- Qigong for Healthy Bones & Joints -- Nov. 30 to Dec. 14

Through gentle movement and stretches, learn a fun and easy Qigong (“chee-gong”) routine designed to increase mobility, enhance flexibility and balance, boost energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal. Qigong benefits people of all ages and no previous experience is necessary.

Registration Code = CRN 3679
Meeting dates = Nov. 30 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 138 -- Awakening Qigong -- Sep. 16 to Nov. 18

Qigong is a system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow gentle movement with breath and intention. Easy to learn, it excels at increasing energy and reducing stress. Combine stretches, flowing movements, standing postures, and healing sounds to create a calm, unhurried and focused mind. By the end of class, you’ll be able to easily access feelings of peace and clarity. Leave each morning feeling deeply centered in your body, mind and spirit and ready to take on your day.

Registration Code = CRN 3681
Meeting dates = Sep. 16 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $109
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 140 -- Intro to Qigong -- Sep. 16 to Sep. 16

Have you been hearing about this easy, gentle form of movement called Qigong? Curious about its benefits? Come experience them for yourself in this 90 minute intro class. Qigong excels at relaxing your body, calming your mind, and lifting your Spirit. An ancient system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow, gentle movement with breath and intention, Qigong is seeing a worldwide resurgence due to its ease of learning as well as its many health benefits. Learn easy ways to increase energy and reduce stress. No previous experience necessary. All welcome! Wear comfortable clothing, shoes are optional.

Registration Code = CRN 3676
Meeting dates = Sep. 16 to Sep. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $10
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Sep. 15 to Dec. 15

Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, and provides a sense of 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3692
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $139
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 109 -- Learn to See as an Artist Sees; You'll Draw as an Artist -- Oct. 7 to Nov. 11

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3717
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Nov. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 116 -- Writing Your Life Stories -- Sep. 10 to Oct. 1

Have you had the urge to put your stories on paper? Whether for family and friends or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your journey in writing. Whether you are a beginning or experienced writer, you will find content by working with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a 3-ring binder, and your enthusiasm.

Registration Code = CRN 3727
Meeting dates = Sep. 10 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Debra Jackson
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 119 -- Global Issues - 2015 -- Oct. 28 to Nov. 18

Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for fall include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, US Policy toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and PBS video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Part I: Sept. 30-Oct. 21 - use CRN 3752 Part II: Oct. 28-Nov. 18 - use CRN 3754 Discussion Leaders: Nancy Davy, Eleanor Lynn, & Phil Mikesall

Registration Code = CRN 3754
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 119 -- Global Issues - 2015 -- Sep. 30 to Oct. 21

Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for fall include Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Age, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, US Policy toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking, and Brazil’s Metamorphosis. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and PBS video segments. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Part I: Sept. 30-Oct. 21 - use CRN 3752 Part II: Oct. 28-Nov. 18 - use CRN 3754 Discussion Leaders: Nancy Davy, Eleanor Lynn, & Phil Mikesall

Registration Code = CRN 3752
Meeting dates = Sep. 30 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 170 -- The Life Story-A Sequel -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 22

You have enjoyed Lifestory writing and you are ready for more. Now continue (or renew) your writing in this experience designed to motivate new writing and enhance your skills. Focusing on the craft of good story writing, we will work with the writer’s challenges in creating a sense of place, vivid characterizations, crossing the not-so-fine line between fact and fiction and more. The class is designed for those who have taken a previous Lifestory writing class. Bring pen and paper.

Registration Code = CRN 3730
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Debra Jackson
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3702
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3713
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3705
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $179
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3701
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3714
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $179
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

For all ages and fitness levels - the improved Forever Fit gives you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? 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, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s seven guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and your schedule. Pick and choose classes to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend as your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit.  Mix and match to suit your needs: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Tuesday: 8- 9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) 9-10 a.m.: Halo Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym) Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Pilates (Gym) Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206) 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (PE 120) 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym) Option 1: 8 weeks, Aug. 31-Oct. 23 (no class Sept. 7) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3701 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3702 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3705 Option 2: 8 weeks, Oct. 26-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 26 & 27) 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3707 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3713 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) Code: 3714 NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3707
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Nov. 2 to Nov. 23

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 card 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, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 3703
Meeting dates = Nov. 2 to Nov. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Peggy Rod
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Sep. 14 to Oct. 5

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 card 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, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 3700
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Oct. 5
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Pamela Shaberly
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 565 -- Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Big Story -- Oct. 14 to Oct. 28

Habitats, creatures, plant life, challenges—how much do you really know about the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 71,000+ acres of national parkland in our backyard? Explore the varied habitat from dunes, forests, and meadows to wetlands and rivers and the issues facing each including invasive species, climate, and contamination. Discover who lives there—the birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, and plants. Get updates on the botulism study, spread of Lyme disease, and surveys on Piping Plovers, amphibians, and brook trout. The first two sessions are in the classroom; the last day is a longer guided field trip experience in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park (carpools arranged at the 2nd class; cost does not include vehicle entrance fee). This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3691
Meeting dates = Oct. 14 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 569 -- Gentle Pilates -- Sep. 1 to Oct. 22

Exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joint. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. STOTT Pilates incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Results include improved flexibility, mobility and core strength and overall well-being. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3747
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 569 -- Gentle Pilates -- Oct. 27 to Dec. 17

Exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joint. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. STOTT Pilates incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Results include improved flexibility, mobility and core strength and overall well-being. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3749
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 590 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (no lunch) -- Nov. 20 to Nov. 20

Join us for this popular enrichment event. Create your own learning day by selecting three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in, from our own challenges to local and regional issues, technology to area attractions, computer skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Community leaders and experts along with NMC faculty present insightful sessions. A get-acquainted lunch break features a convenient box lunch or you may bring your favorite brown bag. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available 3 weeks before the event at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published.

Registration Code = CRN 3662
Meeting dates = Nov. 20 to Nov. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 591 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (with lunch) -- Nov. 20 to Nov. 20

Join us for this popular enrichment event. Create your own learning day by selecting three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in, from our own challenges to local and regional issues, technology to area attractions, computer skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Community leaders and experts along with NMC faculty present insightful sessions. A get-acquainted lunch break features a convenient box lunch or you may bring your favorite brown bag. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available 3 weeks before the event at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published.

Registration Code = CRN 3665
Meeting dates = Nov. 20 to Nov. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 616 -- Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes: One-Day Adventure -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 7

Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover the towns, what happened to them, and the people who lived there. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). We’ll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people find. Includes lunch, transportation, and teacher/guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.

Registration Code = CRN 3683
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 645 -- Animal Tracking - Mammals of Northern Michigan -- Aug. 20 to Aug. 27

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 various animals. Discover who lives here and how to interpret 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. Field trip details and location will be provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 2273
Meeting dates = Aug. 20 to Aug. 27
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Matt Miller
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 653 -- A Guide to Tree Identification -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 15

Enhance your hiking, landscaping, and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of Northern Michigan and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn key terms, plant classification, principles of identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area. Put your new knowledge to work learning unique physical characteristics, habitats, and growing conditions. Recommended book, “Trees of Michigan: Field Guide” by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3689
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 680 -- Native Trees and Shrubs -- Oct. 15 to Oct. 15

Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of Northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your new found knowledge, you’ll be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors. Class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 3690
Meeting dates = Oct. 15 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 691 -- Christianity in America -- Nov. 17 to Nov. 24

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3750
Meeting dates = Nov. 17 to Nov. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Allen Horstman
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 705 -- Leading an Outdoor Learning Experience -- Oct. 22 to Nov. 5

Are you ready to take on the challenge of leading a group on a walk or learning experience? Discover how to create a dynamic learning environment and gain a variety of teaching strategies and group management techniques that work effectively in the natural environment. Discuss ways to encourage involvement and study while at the same time caretaking the area. Learn to identify hazards and assess safety issues, recognize group strengths and weaknesses and revise your tasks to meet those conditions. Dress for the weather. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3688
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Nov. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Matt Miller
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 708 -- Everyone is an Artist -- Nov. 18 to Nov. 18

Art isn’t just for “artists!” Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. 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). The course is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See but can also serve as a good introduction for anyone—no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

Registration Code = CRN 3720
Meeting dates = Nov. 18 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 730 -- Modern Buddhism: What You Should Know -- Sep. 17 to Oct. 1

Buddhism is enjoying a level of popularity outside traditional Buddhist nations. Names like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodran are becoming part of American popular vocabulary. Come and learn the origins, basic ideas, and modern practices of Buddhism, especially as they are used in our time and place. We’ll enjoy visits from local Buddhists who will share their journey and insights. Text is Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices, by Jack Maguire—available at the NMC Bookstore.

Registration Code = CRN 3748
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Chava Bahle
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 744 -- Into the Wilderness -- Oct. 13 to Oct. 20

What is wilderness? What happens when an area is designated as wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness. US Congress recently passed legislation creating a “Wilderness Designation” for this land. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what this means with a 2-hour classroom discussion followed by an all-day guided tour of two areas within the designated “wilderness.” The tour includes morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features, and lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3684
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $105
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 750 -- Fitness Ball -- Aug. 31 to Oct. 23

Are you noticing that your balance is challenged? Integrating the principles of pilates while using a large fitness ball is a perfect way to increase your body’s awareness in space while working in three dimensions. Increase your balance strength, stabilization, and endurance. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3734
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 750 -- Fitness Ball -- Oct. 26 to Dec. 18

Are you noticing that your balance is challenged? Integrating the principles of pilates while using a large fitness ball is a perfect way to increase your body’s awareness in space while working in three dimensions. Increase your balance strength, stabilization, and endurance. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3736
Meeting dates = Oct. 26 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Monday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 759 -- Walk "The Old Indian Trail" in Traverse City -- Sep. 18 to Sep. 18

Have you ever noticed some unusual markers around Traverse City—numbered steles (or slabs) of concrete with pointed tops painted white? These posts mark an interesting trail used by Native Americans for many years before Europeans arrived. Explore a local portion of the trail that ran between Cadillac and Traverse City. The casual walk begins at Marker 33, at the West Bay Beach parking lot. We’ll walk the portion of the trail between #33 and #32 while learning about this historical gem. Total walking distance is 2.4 miles.

Registration Code = CRN 3678
Meeting dates = Sep. 18 to Sep. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jerry Sura
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 782 -- Discover Area Hikes -- Sep. 2 to Oct. 21

There are many hiking trails close to Traverse City. Guided by hiker Gloria Halligan, you’ll discover a variety of great walks (approximately 3-4 miles long) that you’ll enjoy. You will also learn about preparing for a hike, footwear, tracking miles, and hiking tips. Sign up for 4 or 8 hikes. First hike (Sept. 2) meets in front of the State Theater (233 E. Front St.) where details for other hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • Sept. 2 – City Walk • Sept. 9 – Commons Natural Area • Sept. 16 – Miller Creek • Sept. 23 – Reffitt Preserve • Sept. 30 – Pelizzari Natural Area • Oct. 7 – Fox Den/Boardman River • Oct. 14 – Hickory Meadows • Oct. 21 – Boardman Lake Use CRN 3680 to enroll in the 4-hike option. Use CRN 3682 to enroll in the 8-hike option.

Registration Code = CRN 3680
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 782 -- Discover Area Hikes -- Sep. 2 to Oct. 21

There are many hiking trails close to Traverse City. Guided by hiker Gloria Halligan, you’ll discover a variety of great walks (approximately 3-4 miles long) that you’ll enjoy. You will also learn about preparing for a hike, footwear, tracking miles, and hiking tips. Sign up for 4 or 8 hikes. First hike (Sept. 2) meets in front of the State Theater (233 E. Front St.) where details for other hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • Sept. 2 – City Walk • Sept. 9 – Commons Natural Area • Sept. 16 – Miller Creek • Sept. 23 – Reffitt Preserve • Sept. 30 – Pelizzari Natural Area • Oct. 7 – Fox Den/Boardman River • Oct. 14 – Hickory Meadows • Oct. 21 – Boardman Lake Use CRN 3680 to enroll in the 4-hike option. Use CRN 3682 to enroll in the 8-hike option.

Registration Code = CRN 3682
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 803 -- Trail Marker Trees of Traverse City -- Sep. 25 to Sep. 25

Long before Europeans arrived in northern Michigan, there were Anishinaabe people living here and traveling between villages. Trail marker trees were often bent to mark the trail. Participants will meet at Great Lakes Campus for a quick classroom session, followed by a short BATA bus ride to the Dennos Museum to begin the walking tour. The walk of approximately 2.6 miles will include stops at the Civic Center tree and a second marker tree on Washington Street before returning to Great Lakes Campus.

Registration Code = CRN 3675
Meeting dates = Sep. 25 to Sep. 25
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:15AM-11:15AM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Jerry Sura
Cost = $29
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 805 -- Time-traveling through the Roman Empire -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 15

Ever wonder what Rome and its people were really like in the first century A.D.? Join Dave Parrish and Lyn Salathiel for a fascinating, multi-dimensional Roman adventure that will explore the culture, arts and contributions of a society that ruled the world 2,000 years ago. What was daily life like in the beautiful resort towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum? What was in store for visitors who traveled to destinations in the Aegean Sea and along the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean? Among its many other achievements, the most important civilization in the western world gave birth to the tourist industry. Here’s your chance to tour the Roman Empire!

Registration Code = CRN 3704
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = David Parrish
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 806 -- Reading Poetry of W.S. Merwin -- Sep. 24 to Sep. 24

W.S. Merwin (b.1927) is a poet whose work you simply must encounter. Twice Poet Laureate, and Pulitzer and National Book Award winner, Merwin joins literary aesthetic to the dilemmas of our times. An anti-war and environmental icon, his work is unique for its open, unpunctuated style. While exploring Merwin’s poems, we’ll talk about strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. Whether you are a poetry-lover or completely new to reading poetry, this discussion will have something for you.

Registration Code = CRN 3583
Meeting dates = Sep. 24 to Sep. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 807 -- Reading the Poetry of Amy Clampitt -- Oct. 8 to Oct. 8

Amy Clampitt is the kind of underdog writer we love. Her collection “The Kingfisher” catapulted her into the public eye and enduring literary acclaim. Her work is described as “baroque profusion,” rich in vocabulary, wordplay, metaphor, allusion, and nitty gritty facts. A critic wrote, “She is a virtuoso of the here and the palpable.” We’ll look at Clampitt’s poems and talk about strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. You’ll leave with a sense of Amy Clampitt’s work, some approaches to reading poetry, and maybe a new favorite poem. New poetry readers are welcome!

Registration Code = CRN 3627
Meeting dates = Oct. 8 to Oct. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 808 -- Reading the Poetry of Patricia Smith -- Oct. 22 to Oct. 22

Patricia Smith is a powerhouse poet with great momentum and rich voice. Four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, Smith has steadily written books and racked up awards, including a Guggenheim and a nomination for the National Book Award. Master of the persona poem, her poems address current social issues in ways that can make you weep or your hair stand on end. Explore Smith’s poems and along the way learn strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. New poetry readers are welcome!

Registration Code = CRN 3628
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 809 -- Opera Notes: Viva Verdi! -- Oct. 2 to Oct. 2

Join the fall opera briefings and you’ll get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre. Verdi with verve. Study star Anna Netrebko’s first MET Leonora, a heroine who sacrifices her own life for love in Il Trovatore. Learn what Verdi’s music adds to Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of love and jealousy, Othello.

Registration Code = CRN 3722
Meeting dates = Oct. 2 to Oct. 2
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $20
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 810 -- Opera Notes: Fall Folly -- Oct. 30 to Oct. 30

Join the fall opera briefings and you’ll get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video you will become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from the State Theatre. Will Johan Botha’s Tannhauser find true love with the goddess Venus or the mortal Elizabeth in this early Wagnerian opera? Find out what makes Alban Berg’s opera tick and how Lulu’s wild journey of love, obsession, and death will be depicted by visual artist/director William Kentridge in a new MET production.

Registration Code = CRN 3724
Meeting dates = Oct. 30 to Oct. 30
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $20
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 811 -- LIFE Lunch: Ice Caves & Leelanau Splendor -- Sep. 18 to Sep. 18

Come, relax and listen to local photographer Ken Scott as he highlights his nationally recognized photos of the Ice Caves of Leelanau in 2014. Ken’s approach to photography ranges from whimsical to amazing and his work has been critiqued as “photographs of an ephemeral moment or place that capture the essence of Leelanau County.” He will also sample photography done for the Leelanau Conservancy of the scenic properties they have protected over the past 25 years. Then enjoy a retrospect of 10 years of his “Back Page” Leelanau Enterprise photos. Cost with lunch buffet: $19 (use CRN 3656) Cost without lunch buffet: $10 (use CRN 3657)

Registration Code = CRN 3656
Meeting dates = Sep. 18 to Sep. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Ken Scott
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 811 -- LIFE Lunch: Ice Caves & Leelanau Splendor -- Sep. 18 to Sep. 18

Come, relax and listen to local photographer Ken Scott as he highlights his nationally recognized photos of the Ice Caves of Leelanau in 2014. Ken’s approach to photography ranges from whimsical to amazing and his work has been critiqued as “photographs of an ephemeral moment or place that capture the essence of Leelanau County.” He will also sample photography done for the Leelanau Conservancy of the scenic properties they have protected over the past 25 years. Then enjoy a retrospect of 10 years of his “Back Page” Leelanau Enterprise photos. Cost with lunch buffet: $19 (use CRN 3656) Cost without lunch buffet: $10 (use CRN 3657)

Registration Code = CRN 3657
Meeting dates = Sep. 18 to Sep. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Ken Scott
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 812 -- LIFE Lunch: Slabtown & the Lumber Industry -- Oct. 23 to Oct. 23

What do you really know about Traverse City’s Slabtown district? Get to know the who, what and why of that historic neighborhood east of Division Street and near the bay. Back by popular demand is local Traverse City historian Maddy Lundy, who will enlighten you with a historical journey of Slabtown and the lumber boom that shaped our region. It was the people living in Slabtown, and the lumber industry, that actually built Traverse City, yet they are often the forgotten ones. Cost with lunch buffet: $19 (use CRN 3658) Cost without lunch buffet: $10 (use CRN 3660)

Registration Code = CRN 3660
Meeting dates = Oct. 23 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Maddie Lundy
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 812 -- LIFE Lunch: Slabtown & the Lumber Industry -- Oct. 23 to Oct. 23

What do you really know about Traverse City’s Slabtown district? Get to know the who, what and why of that historic neighborhood east of Division Street and near the bay. Back by popular demand is local Traverse City historian Maddy Lundy, who will enlighten you with a historical journey of Slabtown and the lumber boom that shaped our region. It was the people living in Slabtown, and the lumber industry, that actually built Traverse City, yet they are often the forgotten ones. Cost with lunch buffet: $19 (use CRN 3658) Cost without lunch buffet: $10 (use CRN 3660)

Registration Code = CRN 3658
Meeting dates = Oct. 23 to Oct. 23
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Maddie Lundy
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 813 -- Diplomacy & War: American Foreign Policy since WWII - Part 1 -- Sep. 15 to Sep. 29

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 6-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy from the end of WWII through the Reagan Administration. Register for 3-week segments (Part 1 is the first three courses-CRN 3744, Part 2 is the last three courses-CRN 3746) or individual classes. The six course titles are: The Post-War World, The Eisenhower-Kennedy Years, The Johnson Years, Nixon and Kissinger, Watergate through Carter, and The Reagan Years.

Registration Code = CRN 3744
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Sep. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 814 -- Diplomacy & War: American Foreign Policy since WWII - Part 2 -- Oct. 27 to Nov. 10

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 6-class series that traces the events and decisions that drove US policy from the end of WWII through the Reagan Administration. Register for 3-week segments (Part 1 is the first three courses-CRN 3744, Part 2 is the last three courses-CRN 3746) or individual classes. The six course titles are: The Post-War World, The Eisenhower-Kennedy Years, The Johnson Years, Nixon and Kissinger, Watergate through Carter, and The Reagan Years.

Registration Code = CRN 3746
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 815 -- Diplomacy & War: The Post-War World -- Sep. 15 to Sep. 15

Trace the origins of the “Cold War.” Explore the decisions that led to the post-war division of Europe, re-colonization of Vietnam, and struggles for dominance in Europe, Africa and Asia. Look at how the global power balance between the superpowers emerged. We’ll also review how key policies (e.g., “Containment”) reflected America’s newfound global role in response to Moscow’s struggle for ideological dominance. Examine key events like Mao’s victory in China and the Korean War and how they shaped future events.

Registration Code = CRN 3731
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Sep. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 816 -- Diplomacy & War: The Eisenhower-Kennedy Years -- Sep. 22 to Sep. 22

We’ll focus on the new role nuclear weapons play in making policy and how the proliferation of those weapons changed the global balance. Explore communist expansion in the developing world, and US decisions to form alliances to constrain it. Then review the Kennedy years including Berlin, Cuba and the momentous decision by Kennedy to expand the US role in Vietnam.

Registration Code = CRN 3732
Meeting dates = Sep. 22 to Sep. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 817 -- Diplomacy & War: The Johnson Years -- Sep. 29 to Sep. 29

We’ll discuss the Vietnam escalation and the collapse of public support for it, the role of Congress in foreign policy, and the White House’s manipulation of information and the media. Follow the costs of our growing war effort, and the divisions it caused with Congress and the nation.

Registration Code = CRN 3733
Meeting dates = Sep. 29 to Sep. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 818 -- Diplomacy & War: Nixon and Kissinger -- Oct. 27 to Oct. 27

The approach to ending the Vietnam War, opening to China, seeking Middle East stability and beginning to control nuclear weapons are the major themes. Nixon’s “triangular diplomacy” is examined as well as Kissinger’s views on diplomacy. Nixon’s attitude toward the media and public opinion, and how these affected his presidency are discussed.

Registration Code = CRN 3735
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Oct. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 819 -- Diplomacy & War: Watergate through Carter -- Nov. 3 to Nov. 3

Watergate’s influence on the Nixon/Ford presidency, Carter’s efforts to make progress in the Middle East, his struggles with Iran and the rise of religious Fundamentalism are explored. We’ll see what caused the takeover of the US Embassy in Iran and we’ll examine the role of moral commitments like human rights in foreign affairs.

Registration Code = CRN 3740
Meeting dates = Nov. 3 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 820 -- Diplomacy & War: The Reagan Years -- Nov. 10 to Nov. 10

We’ll examine the Reagan years and the collapse of the Soviet Union, explaining the importance of Reagan’s view that “foreign policy leads to one possible result: we win, they lose.” Reagan’s mastery of public diplomacy, his focus on defeating the “evil empire” and his popularity are explored, along with his surprising skill as a negotiator.

Registration Code = CRN 3742
Meeting dates = Nov. 10 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 821 -- Aging in Place -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 7

Are you considering staying in your home as you age and/or in your adult child’s home? Explore the advantages of living in one’s home. Held on-site in the residence of Gordon and Barbara Evans (4551 Case Blvd., Interlochen). Examine a wide range of concerns from psychological to financial pros and cons of aging in place. See firsthand key renovations to make for safety as you age. Discuss key factors of location, emotional power of the home, home vs. assisted living, cost benefits, financial support, area resources supporting aging at home and more. Your tour of the home will be followed by light refreshments.

Registration Code = CRN 3715
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Barbara Evans
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 822 -- Power Foods for the Brain -- Oct. 15 to Oct. 15

Could breakfast or lunch be harming your memory? Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Everyone knows good nutrition supports overall health, but few realize that certain foods—power foods—can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Discover and taste some of the best foods for cognitive function in this demonstration class.

Registration Code = CRN 3712
Meeting dates = Oct. 15 to Oct. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Sherry Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 823 -- Richard III: Mystery and Controversy -- Oct. 21 to Oct. 28

Richard III has for over 500 years been one of the most controversial figures of English history. He has been vilified as a tyrant, and even as a deformed, monstrous usurper to the throne. Join Daniel Rogalny, a self-described Anglophile, to learn about Richard’s personal history and get an objective analysis of his path to the throne. Examine his successes and failures as king and his legacy. You’ll also learn of the mystery surrounding the fate of his young nephews, the “Princes in the Tower” and Richard’s culpability or innocence in their deaths.

Registration Code = CRN 3706
Meeting dates = Oct. 21 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Daniel Rogalny
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 824 -- What's in the Bay -- Sep. 14 to Sep. 14

Enjoy a photographic tour of the many shipwrecks, cultural sites, and even a few surprises that are found under our local waters presented by Chris Doyal, award-winning photographer. Meet at Hope Village (4354 Mt. Hope Rd., Acme). Free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3856
Meeting dates = Sep. 14 to Sep. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 825 -- One-Pot Meals -- Oct. 7 to Oct. 7

Learn quick and easy cooking techniques that work great for small quantities. Through demonstration by personal Chef Cheryl Janz, explore ways to combine various food groups for smaller sized one pot meals. Sample a few new creations and leave with tasty and healthy ideas and recipes. Free of charge, but pre-registration is required. The October 7 session meets at The Rock (115 E Blair St., Kingsley). The October 22 session meets at Golden Fellowship Hall (9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen).

Registration Code = CRN 3673
Meeting dates = Oct. 7 to Oct. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 825 -- One-Pot Meals -- Oct. 22 to Oct. 22

Learn quick and easy cooking techniques that work great for small quantities. Through demonstration by personal Chef Cheryl Janz, explore ways to combine various food groups for smaller sized one pot meals. Sample a few new creations and leave with tasty and healthy ideas and recipes. Free of charge, but pre-registration is required. The October 7 session meets at The Rock (115 E Blair St., Kingsley). The October 22 session meets at Golden Fellowship Hall (9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen).

Registration Code = CRN 3674
Meeting dates = Oct. 22 to Oct. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 826 -- Cuba Trip Introductory Meeting -- Aug. 19 to Aug. 19

Looking for an exciting and educational adventure to the island of Cuba? Discover first-hand the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba in this 9-day excursion offered by Northwestern Michigan College March 18-26, 2016. Experience Cuba as an active participant coming to know locals as you explore a working farm, tour a local art school, visit a fishing village and savor authentic cuisine. Cities highlighted include Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and Vinales Valley. Attend the introductory meeting, August 19, for more information. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Price including airfare is currently being negotiated with an anticipated price of $4,500-$5,000.

Registration Code = CRN 3668
Meeting dates = Aug. 19 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = James Bensley
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 106 -- Payroll Taxes, Record Keeping -- Oct. 20 to Oct. 20

Designed for small business owners and bookkeepers and those who have never prepared payroll tax returns or need assistance with the process. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. Bring a calculator.

Registration Code = CRN 3551
Meeting dates = Oct. 20 to Oct. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Donald Herrmann
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 143 -- Trade and Craft Show Selling -- Sep. 29 to Sep. 29

You have signed up to participate in a Festival, Trade, or Craft Show, now what? Discover time-tested strategies to get your money’s worth out of the event. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

Registration Code = CRN 3550
Meeting dates = Sep. 29 to Sep. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Oct. 6 to Oct. 6

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This introductory session, delivered in a fast-paced workshop format by Walt Muellenhagen, a Certified Small Business Consultant, helps you assess your ability to lead and mange a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $39 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3547
Meeting dates = Oct. 6 to Oct. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This introductory session, delivered in a fast-paced workshop format by Walt Muellenhagen, a Certified Small Business Consultant, helps you assess your ability to lead and mange a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $39 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2410
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Nov. 10 to Nov. 10

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This introductory session, delivered in a fast-paced workshop format by Walt Muellenhagen, a Certified Small Business Consultant, helps you assess your ability to lead and mange a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $39 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3548
Meeting dates = Nov. 10 to Nov. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 152 -- MailChimp 101: Email Campaigns -- Oct. 28 to Oct. 28

Discover how to manage your email list and design your emails like a pro, using inexpensive MailChimp. It’s free for lists under 2,000 names! Rachel North, MyNorth Media’s email guru, walks you through how to write and design an effective email, encourage folks to click and learn what works from the reports. Gain tips on how to build an email list, write engaging subject lines and use photos successfully.

Registration Code = CRN 3553
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Oct. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 153 -- Entrepreneurship: Are You Ready for It? -- Oct. 21 to Oct. 21

Starting your own business is a popular trend in today’s society. Have you wondered if it’s a right match for you? Find out if you have what it takes by completing a short assessment from the Gallup Corporation that evaluates your personality traits and determines your entrepreneurial makeup and what parts of a start-up business are best suited for you. Then learn how to structure your life and financial situation before taking the leap into small business ownership. Cost includes the book “Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder” with the assessment you take prior to the class.

Registration Code = CRN 3552
Meeting dates = Oct. 21 to Oct. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Christopher Wendel
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 154 -- Succession Planning for Business Owners -- Nov. 4 to Nov. 4

There are many options for any business owner who is considering selling their business, handing it off to their heirs, or simply retiring. Explore the many facets of planning the next phase for your business including financial, legal, and family ramifications. Discuss strategies for positioning your customer base, employees, and personal financial situation. Guest speakers include accounting and legal experts, along with business owners that have passed their business on to others or retired successfully.

Registration Code = CRN 3554
Meeting dates = Nov. 4 to Nov. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Christopher Wendel
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 189 -- Solar Site Assessment -- Oct. 5 to Nov. 1

This project-based course provides essential knowledge and skills for residential solar site assessment. While in class you will evaluate a potential solar PV site as you learn to: conduct a load assessment, evaluate energy efficiency, build a site profile including B.O.S. equipment placement, quantify and evaluate shading, gather and organize site data; determine system location; and use computer models for performance and financial analysis. To receive the program certificate you will complete this course plus two mentored site assessment reports (to be arranged in class) and take the certificate exam offered online through the MREA. Mentored Site Assessments will be arranged with instructor and scheduled after the classroom sessions are complete. Class breaks one hour for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 3568
Meeting dates = Oct. 5 to Nov. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $270
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 191 -- Intro to Solar Electric Power -- Oct. 1 to Oct. 1

Gain essential understanding and begin your study and training in the field of solar photovoltaic power production. Learn the basics of solar power and define the characteristics that enable power production. Course topics include: understanding solar radiation and the solar window, evaluating system types and their applications, identifying systems parts and components, and learning how systems operate. You will examine a residential home’s electrical load, review measures to maximize electric efficiency, and gain understanding of the essential steps required to evaluate a site for solar power production. This course is a required prerequisite for the Solar Site Assessment Certificate program.

Registration Code = CRN 3625
Meeting dates = Oct. 1 to Oct. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = William Queen
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 284 -- Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Systems Intensive - NABCEP Entry-Level -- Aug. 24 to Aug. 28

Learn the fundamentals of solar electric power systems in this one-week course to prepare you for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. In NMC’s state-of-the-art Energy Demonstration and Training Center, you will study solar photovoltaic power while examining a variety of solar electric systems. Includes a demonstration workshop to rebuild a solar energy system. Take the first step on the road to becoming a highly skilled, qualified professional in the industry. The Entry-Level designation recognizes your understanding of the fundamentals of solar energy and satisfies an important pre-requisite for a Solar Site Assessment and the Installation and Design course, as well as other learning opportunities. Class breaks daily for lunch on your own. The optional NABCEP Entry Level Exam is offered through NMC Testing Services and can be arranged after successful course completion.

Registration Code = CRN 2213
Meeting dates = Aug. 24 to Aug. 28
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Ced Currin
Cost = $599
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVT 294 -- MIOSHA Record Keeping and Cost of Injuries -- Dec. 10 to Dec. 10

This MIOSHA program is designed to help employers ensure that their organization complies with MIOSHA recordkeeping requirements as contained in MIOSHA Administrative Rules Part 11, Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. In addition to learning and understanding the “recordability” of work related injuries and illnesses, attendees will actively participate in a group exercise to complete the MIOSHA 300 log. Using this data, participants calculate injury and illness rates and learn how to compare these rates to other companies with their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

Registration Code = CRN 3655
Meeting dates = Dec. 10 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Paul Griggs
Cost = $120
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVT 295 -- MIOSHA Construction Cranes & Rigging -- Nov. 3 to Nov. 3

This course will review the MIOSHA regulations found in Part 10, Lifting and Digging. Rules regarding crane assembly and disassembly, inspections, safe operation, power line safety, and required training, certifications and qualifications will be covered. The course will describe current best practices and regulatory changes with emphasis on recognizing hazards and complying with the 2012 revision to the Part 10 standard.

Registration Code = CRN 3626
Meeting dates = Nov. 3 to Nov. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Paul Griggs
Cost = $120
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 104 -- Princess Party -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

It’s a party and you’re invited! Join Elsa, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and more in a week full of princess fun. Make a crown and sash, a beaded necklace and other princess accessories. Cut and paste, sing and count as you explore the world of princesses. Mix, measure, and decorate your treats for the party on the last day when you can come dressed-up in all your princess glamour!

Registration Code = CRN 1966
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Elizabeth Dornbos
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 106 -- Rainforest Adventure -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Jump into a week of hands-on fun as you journey to the amazing rainforest filled with exploding color and exciting adventures. Each day you will make new discoveries about the plants, animals, and foods of the rainforest while exploring art, music, games, stories, and movement. Make cool animal projects like a fabulous frog and a “moving” snake. Build your own rainforest in a jar, create a rainforest recipe book, and try new foods. Every day is a play day—in the rainforest!

Registration Code = CRN 1958
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Kimberley Peltier
Cost = $75
EEYA 110 -- Mighty Michigan! -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Did you know that sand dunes move? Or that sailors sent messages with flags? Set out on a weeklong adventure as you learn to identify Michigan birds, flowers, trees, and fish. Read legendary stories and use your Mighty Michigan powers to make a bird feeder. Get down and dirty while exploring a nature square then clean up to enjoy Michigan apple and cherry treats. Earn a badge and become a real Junior Ranger. Through activities, games, and puzzles, you’ll learn how to help protect Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and our cultural heritage.

Registration Code = CRN 1961
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #32
Instructor = Tiffany Webb
Cost = $75
EEYA 119 -- Art, Art, and More Art -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Explore all kinds of fun and messy art in this week of hands-on discovery. You’ll paint, shape, squish, print, sculpt, and glue—and still have time for stories, songs, and movement. Moms and dads: this week of art exploration develops fine motor skills and encourages creativity to flourish. Your young artist’s experience includes collage, painting, printmaking, wood-scrap sculpture, and more.

Registration Code = CRN 1962
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Heather Quick
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYA 123 -- Dancing Feet Creative Movement -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Spin, stretch, walk, slide—your body wants to move! Let your feet tell stories as you explore jazz, ballet, and modern dance. You’ll learn to stretch like a dancer and balance your body as you leap and twirl. As we move our bodies to different kinds of music, you’ll create your own dances. No dance experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothes for moving (no jeans please), and dance shoes (bare feet are fine too).

Registration Code = CRN 1960
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Anne Froehlich
Cost = $75
EEYA 132 -- Bendy Bodies: Yoga Kids -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Get moving with a week of Yoga adventures. Each day has a new and exciting theme that combines playful Yoga techniques with stories, art, music, and games. Practice Yoga poses to mimic animals and explore the world through the eyes of some of your favorite creatures. Get ready to learn downward dog, cobra, playful puppy, saggy cow, and more! Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for lots of movement and art.

Registration Code = CRN 1969
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A
Instructor = Anne Froehlich
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 133 -- Messy Masterpieces -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Through the imagination of children’s literature and imagery, you will be inspired to draw, paint, print, sculpt and get messy! Using textured patterns, bright colors and fun materials, you’ll create a colorful seahorse, sculpt a fanciful fish, draw, and paint a favorite animal or pet. You’ll even create a story about your favorite masterpiece.

Registration Code = CRN 1964
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Heather Quick
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYA 136 -- Music for Little Mozarts -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

All kids love to make music! Enjoy a week of musical magic as you sing, move, listen, and create. Discover how to use your singing voice, feel the beat in fun ways, learn simple folk dances from around the world, and move to all types of music. You’ll also explore and play many different rhythm instruments. You’ll even make your own instrument to perform in a “class band” and take home at the end of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 1967
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #105
Instructor = Stephanie Schall-Brazee
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 145 -- Princess Manners -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

You’re invited to join the royal fun and learn to act like a princess. Learn to be kind and gracious from Cinderella. Snow White will teach you her table manners. Let Princess Jasmine show you how to be a good guest and Princess Ariel will tell you when and how to say, “I’m sorry.” All week long we’ll be preparing for our Princess Tea with Elsa, which will take place on Friday. Don’t miss the royal fun of games, crafts, and new friends.

Registration Code = CRN 1963
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Annette Richter
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYB 106 -- In the Days of Dragons -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Imagine living in a fantasy world where wizards cast spells and knights defend castles against ogres and dragons. Would you be a queen, a knight, a wizard? Choose a character to role play and make yourself a costume. Would you tame a dragon as a pet? Decide as you make your own dragon. Build your castle and a catapult to defend it. Stir up a wizard’s potion and a puddle of ogre ooze.

Registration Code = CRN 2002
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 110 -- Kids in the Kitchen -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Stir, blend, measure, mix, and bake—be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. We’ll make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made from scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. Make lots of delicious recipes and make new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 1976
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Rebecca Walters
Cost = $129
EEYB 118 -- Acting Up! -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Do you like to pretend? Pretending is just like acting. Discover the world of theater in this action-packed week. Each day begins with fun drama games to warm up your creativity. Learn how to act, create a costume, and make your own props. Put together fun skits based on new stories and old favorites. Through hands-on activities, you will learn, practice, and then put on a show for your family and friends.

Registration Code = CRN 2003
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #217
Instructor = Mark Rozeboom
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 122 -- Outdoor Art -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Nature is filled with intricate patterns and shapes, and amazing colors and textures. Just what an artist needs! Get outdoors and explore the beauty in nature. Then get creative with clay, sand, rocks, and found natural objects to make collages, mobiles, prints and more. There’s so much for the nature artist to see and do! Wear shoes for being outside (not flip flops) and clothes for delightfully messy activities.

Registration Code = CRN 2000
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Heather Quick
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 123 -- Space Kids -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Launch into outer space for a week of starry discoveries! Imagine living in space as you explore stars, our solar system, meteor showers, and more. Will you be the first person to walk on Mars? Each day you’ll do out-of-this-world projects including building a rocket. One day even takes you inside our “star lab” to view the constellations.

Registration Code = CRN 2001
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 127 -- Shelter Building -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- You’re hiking and your friend sprains an ankle…and there’s a storm coming! You need shelter, but none can be found. We’ll listen to great stories and tales as we learn to construct different types of shelters from materials available to us in nature. If you like forts and, more importantly, like to build them, this adventure is for you! You will work together to build a shelter large enough for the whole group! Bring a water bottle.

Registration Code = CRN 1973
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Trav.Bay Area ISD Conf. Center, Room #PARKINGLOT
Instructor = Scott Birch
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYB 138 -- Mysterious Magic & Super Slimy Science -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Can you make things move without touching them? What is Oobleck? How do you make slime? These questions and more will be answered in this week of super science experiments. See chemical reactions produce extraordinary things—and you won’t believe the magic tricks! You will create flubber, explode a volcano, make flowers change colors and more. Bring your curiosity!

Registration Code = CRN 1994
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Janet Steinhoff
Cost = $75
EEYB 142 -- Cheerleading Camp -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

We’ve got spirit yes we do! We’ve got spirit how about you? Get ready for a week of fun where you start the day by warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with beginning tumbling skills, basic motions, stunting, and jumps. You’ll practice each day and be ready to show your team spirit on the last day, complete with your own set of pom-poms. Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

Registration Code = CRN 1997
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Jerrilynn Pike
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYB 153 -- It's a Glittery Girl Thing -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Want to add a little dazzle to your wardrobe? Create your own necklaces, bracelets, rings, belts and other unique accessories. Learn techniques to make your own jewelry and hair accessories using beads, rhinestones, buttons, shrink plastic, clay, ribbon, and more! Design many items that nobody will believe you made yourself.

Registration Code = CRN 2004
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Laura Wright
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 162 -- Magical World of Fairy Gardens -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Explore the magical world of fairies and fairy gardens. Build your very own fairy garden and change an ordinary pot into an enchanted fairy garden, complete with a fairy, a toad stool, and magical fairy door. Hear fantastic tales and learn fairy songs. Discover different types of fairies and how they work to make a garden beautiful. Make a magic wand for a garden party on the last day.

Registration Code = CRN 1995
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Kimberley Peltier
Cost = $75
EEYB 173 -- Scooby-Doo: Detective Extraordinaire -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Jinkies! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated gang need your help to dig up answers to a mystery. You’ll be hands-on using your super-sleuth skills to problem solve. Recreate monster clues out of slimy ooze, make your own mystery-themed board game and go on daily scavenger hunts to find answers to the unknown. Document your discoveries in your detective journal with decoder pen.

Registration Code = CRN 1998
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Elizabeth Dornbos
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYB 176 -- Frozen Art Blast -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Experience the magic of winter in a whole new way! Motivated by the hit Disney movie, Frozen, you’ll be entertained and delighted all week with cool art projects. Create a snow globe and clay sculpture, picture frames, magnets and more. Work with a variety of different art supplies and make masterpieces inspired by Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, but that are uniquely yours.

Registration Code = CRN 1999
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Laura Wright
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYC 101 -- Crime Busters -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Become a detective and solve mysteries! Learn what scientists, detectives, and police do to investigate a crime scene. Try your hand at fingerprinting, conduct experiments on ransom notes, and analyze hair and other objects using a microscope. To sharpen your observation skills, your team will set up crime scenes for others to figure out. Be ready— on the last day, see if your team can collect enough evidence to solve the crime. Who did it?

Registration Code = CRN 2010
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janine Winkler
Cost = $75
EEYC 111 -- SEW Simple -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Both options of this class are full; call 995-1700 to be added to a waiting list. -- Want to learn how to sew with a sewing machine? Want to make your own clothes? Do both this week and create a dress to wear! Learn basic sewing skills, work with a pattern, operate a sewing machine, stitch, and press seams to create your own cool sundress and tote bag. Hand-stitch fabric flowers to embellish your tote bag. On the last day, amaze your family and friends as you walk down the runway in your new outfit. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 2009
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $85
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYD 105 -- Kid's Cuisine -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

The Aug. 3-7 class is still open; the July 27-31 class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods—fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 2022
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Shannon McCann
Cost = $129
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYD 105 -- Kid's Cuisine -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

The Aug. 3-7 class is still open; the July 27-31 class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Grab your passport and prepare to travel the world through your taste buds! Each day will focus on a different part of the globe in this week long whirlwind culinary adventure. Learn a little about a new country and then take on the role of chef as you prepare some of their famous foods—fresh salsa from Mexico, biscotti from Italy, sushi from Japan and more. Learn basic cooking terms and techniques in this hands-on experience in the Oleson Center kitchen. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 2021
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Rebecca Walters
Cost = $129
EEYD 129 -- Minecraft Designers -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

The week of June 22-26 is full; and July 27-31 is still available; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- If you love the game Minecraft™, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft™ games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft™. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft™ are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 2012
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Andrew Sias
Cost = $125
EEYF 101 -- Art of Tree Climbing -- Aug. 14 to Aug. 14

The Aug. 14 class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- When you watch squirrels scamper through trees, do you wish you could be up there too? Climbing trees is not only fun, it’s a sport! Using arborist’s ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You’ll even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Cost includes one adult and one child.

Registration Code = CRN 2031
Meeting dates = Aug. 14 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 103 -- Fizzics in a Can -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Make a tornado, crush a can with no hands, build a stethoscope, and cause a fizz phenomenon! Pop cans, pop bottles, and soda pop do the teaching in this physical science extravaganza. Bring a clean, empty can to the first day of class and prepare to wear your goggles! Can you explore physics with pop? Yes you CAN! Sign up early for this “pop”ular class!

Registration Code = CRN 2051
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janine Winkler
Cost = $75
EEYG 112 -- Wind, Wings, & Wheels -- Aug. 4 to Aug. 6

Do you look to the skies when you hear an airplane? Do you wonder what the earth looks like from half a mile up? From the Wright brothers through today’s high-tech aerospace industry, experience the world of flight. Learn about the differences between a helicopter and an airplane. Design, build, and test-fly a balsa airplane. Manipulate the controls of an aircraft flight simulator and take to the skies with a certified flight instructor on the last day to observe the world from above. Limited to eight students.

Registration Code = CRN 2056
Meeting dates = Aug. 4 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #222
Instructor = Paul Hurlbert
Cost = $119
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYG 116 -- Chef School -- Aug. 11 to Aug. 14

This class is FULL; to be added to a waiting list call (231) 995-1700. Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition, and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 2057
Meeting dates = Aug. 11 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 119 -- Drawing and Sketching -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Are you always drawing? Want to sharpen your skills? Guided by an artist and teacher, you will practice lots of drawing and sketching techniques as you draw favorite toys, landscapes, and portraits (you or others). Make still life drawings and sketch from photos—animals, trees, and who knows what else! Experiment with art pencils, chalk pastels, and other art media as you learn to draw from visual observations and your imagination. Bring a sketch pad (8.5 x 11-inch or larger, not newsprint) and your creativity!

Registration Code = CRN 2053
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #211
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYG 127 -- Skills for the Backcountry -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Experience your own week of Survivor! This adventure takes you to a different locale each day where you will discover useful backcountry hiking and survival skills. Learn to plan and pack for a camping trip, store food, pitch a tent, and cook on a camp stove. Learn skills for wilderness safety, map and compass reading, tracking, and emergency shelter-building. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear shoes for walking (not flip flops).

Registration Code = CRN 2054
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Trav.Bay Area ISD Conf. Center, Room #PARKINGLOT
Instructor = Scott Birch
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYG 130 -- The Actor in You -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Let’s put on a play! Create a play from brainstorming the plot, to set design, to the final bow. You’ll be part of creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set, and performing it all in front of a live audience. Story, art, stage, and acting come together to make a theater experience come alive. Family and friends are invited to the Friday performance.

Registration Code = CRN 2052
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #217
Instructor = Mark Rozeboom
Cost = $79
EEYH 104 -- Video Game Creation w. Scratch -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

The week of Aug. 3-7 is still available; Aug. 10-14 is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You’ll also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Registration Code = CRN 2062
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYH 104 -- Video Game Creation w. Scratch -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

The week of Aug. 3-7 is still available; Aug. 10-14 is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You’ll also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Registration Code = CRN 2063
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYH 110 -- Mountain Bike Trailblazers -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Hit the trails with the Northern Michigan Mountain Biking Association as you learn essential mountain bike handling techniques, repairs and safety! Grow in confidence each day as experienced volunteers show you around local trail systems. Perform basic safety and maintenance checks on your own bike. Once you’re ready to roll, exercise your newly learned trail etiquette, skills and orienteering on the Timber Ridge trail systems. Helmet is required for all rides. Price includes snacks, drinks, and water bottle. See you on the trails!

Registration Code = CRN 2061
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Timber Ridge Resort
Instructor = Ali Bridson
Cost = $99
EEYJ 102 -- Building Animated Worlds: Computer Programming -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Create your own video worlds and stories! Choose a world background; fill it with characters and scenes you choose from a gallery; then make your video world tell a story you create. This fun introduction to the world of object-oriented programming lets you produce your own story and make animated characters do what you tell them to do. Learning programming concepts has never been easier or more fun!

Registration Code = CRN 2064
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYK 107 -- CSI - Crime Detectives -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Calling all detectives! There’s a mystery that needs to be solved. Become a crime lab expert for a week of hands-on science using super-sleuthing skills to solve a crime. Scour the crime scene for hair, DNA, and other evidence. Experiment with real CSI tools, techniques, and scientific methods to analyze fingerprints. Test for blood and crack codes using chromatography. Sharpen your observation and classification skills. It’s all in the evidence. Will you be the top-notch detective who solves the crime?

Registration Code = CRN 2075
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Holly Zatkovic
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYK 113 -- Doctors and Vets: Dissection -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Put on your lab coat and gloves and get ready to explore the inside structures found in several specimens. Each day you’ll dissect a different subject and have the opportunity to look below the surface of an insect, crustacean, and fish. Identify the organs and learn to use dissection equipment whether you are curious about anatomy, animals, or simply a budding scientist.

Registration Code = CRN 2072
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Lisa Johnson
Cost = $89
EEYK 117 -- Retro Crafts -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Let’s go “old school” with these crafts that are making a BIG comeback. Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind string art design and create a weaving using a variety of colorful fibers. Try your hand at a tie-dye using bold, high-quality procion dyes then learn knotting techniques to design a unique macramé. You’ll keep up with the current trends once you learn these cool techniques. Cost includes t-shirt.

Registration Code = CRN 2071
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $85
EEYK 118 -- Project Runway: Chef Inspired Sewing -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Do you love to bake? And sew? Take your skills to new levels as you learn to sew your own one-of-a-kind apron and a cupcake-inspired stuffed pillow. Learn basic hand and machine sewing skills, how to cut fabric, and pin and iron seams—all to give you the confidence to work more independently. Then move to the kitchen where you’ll learn to decorate cupcakes with whimsical designs to serve guests on the last day runway show. No sewing experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 2074
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $85
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYK 121 -- Physics Bumblers - How Do They Do That? -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Get hands-on with everyday physics. Explore how things work, change, and react in the lab through intriguingly fun experiments. Play with density to magically stack water, experience heat properties through conductivity with a series of “I bet you can’t” activities, experiment with air pressure to stretch eggs beyond their limits, and more.

Registration Code = CRN 2076
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #113
Instructor = Thomas Lhamon
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYK 122 -- More Rocket Science -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Want to go beyond building model rockets from kits and try designing and building your own? Ramp up your skills this week with an emphasis on the design phase and the science to make your rocket fly. Push your knowledge to the limits on the last day when you launch your rocket. Note: Meets the requirements for the Boy Scout Space Exploration merit badge. Prerequisite: Rocket Science or have basic model construction skills.

Registration Code = CRN 2077
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS)
Instructor = Gerald Swaney
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYN 125 -- Minecraft Designers -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

The week of July 27-31 is still open. The week of June 22-26 is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700 -- If you love the game Minecraft™, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft™ games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft™. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft™ are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 2083
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Andrew Sias
Cost = $125
EEYP 301 -- Judo (Ages 8-adult) -- Sep. 12 to Dec. 12

Judo is an internationally recognized sport based on traditional Japanese arts of bare-handed fighting. It is a development of mind and body. Class will be divided according to skill and ability. Beginners enroll in the 9:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 10:30 class. Parents are welcome to enroll with their child. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3786
Meeting dates = Sep. 12 to Dec. 12
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-11:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Stephanie Hawkins
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 301 -- Judo (Ages 8-adult) -- Sep. 12 to Dec. 12

Judo is an internationally recognized sport based on traditional Japanese arts of bare-handed fighting. It is a development of mind and body. Class will be divided according to skill and ability. Beginners enroll in the 9:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 10:30 class. Parents are welcome to enroll with their child. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3784
Meeting dates = Sep. 12 to Dec. 12
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-10:20AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Stephanie Hawkins
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 302 -- Aikido -- Sep. 30 to Nov. 18

Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai. It is an excellent physical fitness activity which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics covered include: dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises and basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). No previous martial arts training is required. Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. Three options are available. Beginning for Adults (CRN 3857), Continuing Aikido (CRN 3858) for those interested in going beyond the basics, and Youth Aikido (CRN 3859) for ages 8-14. Youth parents will need to be on hand for a meeting on the first day of class.

Registration Code = CRN 3859
Meeting dates = Sep. 30 to Nov. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Shawn Denton
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 302 -- Aikido -- Sep. 17 to Dec. 17

Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai. It is an excellent physical fitness activity which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics covered include: dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises and basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). No previous martial arts training is required. Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. Three options are available. Beginning for Adults (CRN 3857), Continuing Aikido (CRN 3858) for those interested in going beyond the basics, and Youth Aikido (CRN 3859) for ages 8-14. Youth parents will need to be on hand for a meeting on the first day of class.

Registration Code = CRN 3857
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Scott Silliman
Cost = $179
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 302 -- Aikido -- Sep. 17 to Dec. 17

Aikido is the non-competitive form of martial arts developed by the Japanese Samurai. It is an excellent physical fitness activity which is used for self-defense and as a way of improving relationships with others. Beginning topics covered include: dojo etiquette, Japanese culture, warm-up exercises and basic Aikido movements, and use of a bokken (wooden sword). No previous martial arts training is required. Wear loose-fitting athletic clothing that covers the knees and elbows. Three options are available. Beginning for Adults (CRN 3857), Continuing Aikido (CRN 3858) for those interested in going beyond the basics, and Youth Aikido (CRN 3859) for ages 8-14. Youth parents will need to be on hand for a meeting on the first day of class.

Registration Code = CRN 3858
Meeting dates = Sep. 17 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Shawn Denton
Cost = $179
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 449 -- Tae Kwon Do-Kids (ages 7-16) -- Sep. 10 to Dec. 10

Tae Kwon Do is the technique of unarmed combat for self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, and kicks, along with self-defense techniques taught in a manner allowing personal development and growth, as well as mental and physical discipline. Students who have obtained belts in other clubs are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Beginners enroll in the 5:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 6:30 class.

Registration Code = CRN 3790
Meeting dates = Sep. 10 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Tania Arens
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 449 -- Tae Kwon Do-Kids (ages 7-16) -- Sep. 10 to Dec. 10

Tae Kwon Do is the technique of unarmed combat for self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, and kicks, along with self-defense techniques taught in a manner allowing personal development and growth, as well as mental and physical discipline. Students who have obtained belts in other clubs are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Beginners enroll in the 5:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 6:30 class.

Registration Code = CRN 3788
Meeting dates = Sep. 10 to Dec. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Tania Arens
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 903 -- ACT Test Preparation -- Oct. 27 to Nov. 24

For High School Sophomores and Juniors - Think of ACT Test Preparation like an athlete thinks of preparing for competition – you need to practice before you compete! Scoring well on the ACT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice. Become familiar with the test, get practice, build confidence, and reduce test anxiety. You’ll begin by taking an authentic, full length retired test and get back computerized results. Then evaluate your strengths and get guidance on where improvement can be made, so you can tailor your studies to specific areas. For best results, it is recommended to take this course early, several months before taking the exam. Registration for the course does not include registration for the ACT test.

Registration Code = CRN 3795
Meeting dates = Oct. 27 to Nov. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #07
Instructor = Katherine Fairman
Cost = $265
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 927 -- Robotics for Dads & Daughters -- Nov. 5 to Nov. 19

Dads (or Moms), bring your daughter (currently in grades 3-7) to this fun Build-and-Operate-a-Robot course. You will learn to design, build, program, and test a robot using a VEX IQ Robotics Kit. Working in teams, you will be presented with various challenges throughout the class. Build your confidence working with robotics and prepare yourself to compete on a local robotic team. For parents, you’ll not only have fun working with your daughter, but you will gain the skills and confidence to help start a team. All TCAPS schools use the same equipment and software for competitive robotics teams. Students will be able to work on this equipment in their own schools, during the school year.

Registration Code = CRN 3780
Meeting dates = Nov. 5 to Nov. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Philip Leete
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 930 -- Twirling Threes Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) -- Oct. 13 to Oct. 27

Do you have a little one who is constantly waltzing about the house? Open their eyes and hearts to the world of ballet. From learning proper ballerina etiquette to terminology to technique to performance ready, your child will get a full introduction to ballet.

Registration Code = CRN 3773
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Oct. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-05:25PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Hillary Voight
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 935 -- LEGO Minecraft -- Oct. 10 to Oct. 10

Do you like to mine? Enjoy a Saturday morning with Traverse City’s own brick artist and explore how to create a Minecraft™ world in LEGO® bricks! Explore creepers, tools, buildings, and different settings in this hands-on class. Work within groups so we can build the best brickverse ever. Cost includes a LEGO® minifigure to take home and enjoy.

Registration Code = CRN 3775
Meeting dates = Oct. 10 to Oct. 10
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 936 -- LEGO Architecture -- Oct. 10 to Oct. 10

Calling all future engineers! Build towers, sculptures, bridges, and fancy designs. Challenge yourself to design and build a model skyscraper. Bring your mind’s hidden creations to life while exploring interesting building techniques used by experienced LEGO® builders. Cost includes a custom set of LEGO® bricks so you can create more at home.

Registration Code = CRN 3778
Meeting dates = Oct. 10 to Oct. 10
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYQ 101 -- Wheel & Hand-built Pottery -- Jul. 27 to Aug. 4

This class is full; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. -- Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques through demonstration, instruction, and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, you’ll create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab, and mold methods. Dress to get joyously messy. Items will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. The class meets 6 days, Mon-Fri, July 27-31 from 9 am-noon, and Tues, Aug. 4, 9-noon. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged.

Registration Code = CRN 2093
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Aug. 4
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Lisa Hockin
Cost = $169
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYS 108 -- Actor's Workshop -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Have you imagined yourself on stage? Learn the skills of dramatic performance through daily rehearsals of a one-act comedy play. Learn to project your voice, play a character, block (move around on stage), and memorize your lines. Demonstration and guided practice leads to a final performance for family and friends on the last day.

Registration Code = CRN 2103
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #217
Instructor = Mark Rozeboom
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYS 111 -- Photography Workshop -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Attention aspiring photographers! Learn to use your camera as an imaginative tool to create exciting photographs. Gain experience shooting portraits, landscapes, close-ups, indoor scenes and more! Get professional tips on lighting, composing your pictures, points of view, framing, and important camera settings. After taking lots of photos, use the FREE open-source program GIMP to edit and enhance your images bringing them to a whole new level. Bring your camera, memory card, camera manual, card reader (or camera cord) and imagination.

Registration Code = CRN 2104
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYS 112 -- Chemistry Connection -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 14

Become a chemist for a week working in a college science lab conducting fascinating experiments. Bring your sense of adventure and creativity each day as you set up new experiments and observe experiments in process. You’ll stretch eggs beyond their limit, make hot ice, work with alum to create a crystal garden and conduct experiments with chromatography, acids, static electricity, moving molecules, sound waves, and more. You’ll investigate and make predictions while you mix and measure to collect data and test your hypothesis. Who knew science was so much fun!

Registration Code = CRN 2105
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Holly Zatkovic
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYS 114 -- Keyboarding: Learn to Type Faster -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Do you use one or two fingers to get yourself through your computer projects? Before you send another e-mail, write another letter, or start another report, you can learn to type—REALLY! Typing is an essential skill for getting along in this technological world. Have fun learning how to “touch type” with keyboard patterns, hand positions and typing techniques. You’ll be glad you did!

Registration Code = CRN 2098
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #201
Instructor = Deanna Sayer
Cost = $79
EEYS 118 -- Juggling and Poi Spinning -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Learn to Juggle and Spin Poi! Poi is a rapidly growing art form that involves swinging weighted tethers to create mesmerizing patterns that are tons of fun to spin. (Check it out on YouTube—search “Poi”.) You will learn 3-ball juggling and get to experiment with other types of juggling. This is a perfect opportunity to learn in a safe space with patient, experienced instructors. You will receive your own set of poi and juggling balls to continue playing at home when the week is over. Dress for exercise and to be outside. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.

Registration Code = CRN 2100
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #102
Instructor = Maggie Racich
Cost = $79
EEYS 122 -- Game Programming Using Game Maker -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Build 2D computer games like racing cars, fighter planes, Pac Man, Ping-Pong, and more. Game Maker lets you start with simple game tutorials and work up to more complex games. This is a fantastic way to get some basic computer programming knowledge. If you’ve taken this class before, and enjoyed it, you are welcome to take it again and build more games - new games are taught each time. You should be familiar with Microsoft Windows.

Registration Code = CRN 2101
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #110A
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYT 123 -- Teens Get Creative in the Kitchen -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 10

Gifts from your kitchen are gifts from the heart! Create homemade gifts for giving or keeping in this one-day class in the Oleson Center Kitchen. Make decadent chocolate truffles, gourmet popcorn, layered cookie mixes and soup mixes. Delight your own special pet family member with homemade doggie and kitty treats. Take gifts home in your own decorated containers.

Registration Code = CRN 2109
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 10
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYU 106 -- Instant Rock Boot Camp -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Take your rock or jazz skills up a notch with a week of song writing and/or recording in NMC’s state-of-the-art recording studio. Drums, guitars, and keyboards are available and you can bring your own instrument. Register for both "Instant Rock Star Song Writing - EEYU107" and "Instant Recording Engineer - EEYU108" classes at a savings to follow the creation of your masterpiece from idea to finished master. Optional: those who register for both morning and afternoon classes can bring lunch and enjoy lunch break conversations with the instructors. Note: the Instant Recording Engineer class offers an optional open lab each day for practice.

Registration Code = CRN 2116
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $180
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYU 107 -- Instant Rock Star Song Writing -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Using time-tested techniques, you’ll learn to create songs and lyrics that really work. From exploratory jam sessions and chord structures to choosing the flow of words, you’ll sharpen your songwriting skills. As your music comes together, you’ll be ready to record your efforts.

Registration Code = CRN 2114
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYU 108 -- Instant Recording Engineer -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

Get hands-on in the Audio Technology Studio as you learn to use professional equipment. Working with microphones, recording software, and studio gear, you’ll create recordings of original music. Each day takes you a little deeper as you develop your skills. Following each 2-hour lab class, enjoy an optional 90 minutes of supervised lab time to practice and work with equipment and software.

Registration Code = CRN 2115
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Brady Corcoran
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYU 111 -- Computer Programming Using Java -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Have game programming or other computer adventures inspired you to learn more about computer programming? Enter the realm of serious programming by learning the basics of Java. You’ll create your first programs using the Java language which provides the operational code for many web applications and robotics. Using Greenfoot, you’ll learn about object modeling techniques to build skills and develop the logic and controls necessary to bring your program to life. A good understanding of Microsoft Windows is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2113
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
EEZA 102 -- My Colorful World -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 31

Red, Green, Purple, and Pink—the world is full of amazing colors. Stories, games, music and take-home art guide you on an adventure with characters like a white rabbit, a jelly bean bunny, and a silly brown bear. You’ll do the Rainbow Pokey and the Color Crayon March and make a fly-catching frog and a flying bee. There are paints and colors galore—and a Purple People Eater!

Registration Code = CRN 1943
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Annette Richter
Cost = $75
EEZA 103 -- Amazing Alphabet Animal Adventures -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 7

This class is FULL; to be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700. Ants and apples, enormous elephants, the octopus and the ostrich! Meet the fun family of vowels—those letters that show up in every word. Silly stories, giggly games, fun crafts, and fascinating animals help us get acquainted with all five vowels. You’ll go on an adventure with Abby Alligator, discover a hiding “I”, and laugh at the Umbrella Bird’s umbrella.

Registration Code = CRN 1944
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Annette Richter
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EHF 116 -- Yoga -- Sep. 3 to Dec. 17

Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you’ll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3521
Meeting dates = Sep. 3 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:10PM-05:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Diane Samarasinghe
Cost = $213
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 116 -- Yoga -- Sep. 4 to Dec. 18

Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you’ll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3522
Meeting dates = Sep. 4 to Dec. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:10AM-12:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Diane Samarasinghe
Cost = $213
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 116 -- Yoga -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 14

Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you’ll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3519
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:35PM-08:35PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Dorothy Sirrine
Cost = $213
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 116 -- Yoga -- Sep. 3 to Dec. 17

Hatha Yoga means union and balance. Through the principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation, you’ll discover tools for greater physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. This course may also be taken for credit. Bring a blanket and mat, and wear loose clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3520
Meeting dates = Sep. 3 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:10AM-12:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Diane Samarasinghe
Cost = $213
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 118A -- Bikram Yoga -- Sep. 2 to Oct. 24

Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses, two breathing exercises, plus heat. Class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 7.5 weeks on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week with daytime, evening, and weekend times to choose from. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are REQUIRED for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Orientation is Wed., Sept. 2 for the class that begins Sept. 2; orientation is Wed., Oct. 28 for the class that begins Oct. 28; 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant) – those who don’t attend will be dropped from the course without refund. This course may also be taken for credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3523
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Oct. 24
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Bikram Yoga Studio
Instructor = Brandon Kietzman
Cost = $214
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 118A -- Bikram Yoga -- Oct. 28 to Dec. 19

Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses, two breathing exercises, plus heat. Class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 7.5 weeks on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week with daytime, evening, and weekend times to choose from. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are REQUIRED for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Orientation is Wed., Sept. 2 for the class that begins Sept. 2; orientation is Wed., Oct. 28 for the class that begins Oct. 28; 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant) – those who don’t attend will be dropped from the course without refund. This course may also be taken for credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3524
Meeting dates = Oct. 28 to Dec. 19
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Bikram Yoga Studio
Instructor = Brandon Kietzman
Cost = $214
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 133 -- Pilates -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

Pilates is a physical strengthening program used to develop long, lean bodies along with strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. Build strength without bulk, develop flat abdominals, increase agility, and improve posture, balance, and coordination. Pilates is a good cross-training option at any age or level of ability. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Please bring a 1/4-inch mat and wear form-fitting activewear.

Registration Code = CRN 3526
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:55PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $218
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 133 -- Pilates -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

Pilates is a physical strengthening program used to develop long, lean bodies along with strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. Build strength without bulk, develop flat abdominals, increase agility, and improve posture, balance, and coordination. Pilates is a good cross-training option at any age or level of ability. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Please bring a 1/4-inch mat and wear form-fitting activewear.

Registration Code = CRN 3527
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:25PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $218
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 133 -- Pilates -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 16

Pilates is a physical strengthening program used to develop long, lean bodies along with strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. Build strength without bulk, develop flat abdominals, increase agility, and improve posture, balance, and coordination. Pilates is a good cross-training option at any age or level of ability. Joint offering with the Physical Education Area. Please bring a 1/4-inch mat and wear form-fitting activewear.

Registration Code = CRN 3525
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:10AM-11:05AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $218
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 143 -- Continuing Pilates -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

This joint offering with the Physical Education Area is for anyone who has completed Beginning Pilates. Bring a fitness mat and wear form-fitting activewear.

Registration Code = CRN 3528
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:55PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $218
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 106 -- Class Piano I -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

This course is designed for students with little or no prior musical experience. Learn to read music, play scales and chords, and perform short piano pieces individually and in groups. Also useful as a practical introduction to music theory. This course may also be taken for academic credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3516
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-01:55PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #103
Instructor = David Husser
Cost = $203
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 114 -- NMC Grand Traverse Chorale -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 14

This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from Antiquity through the 21st Century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1338.

Registration Code = CRN 3510
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #115
Instructor = Jeffrey Cobb
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 116 -- NMC Chamber Singers -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 16

This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. This course may also be taken for credit. To arrange an audition, call 995-1338.

Registration Code = CRN 3511
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #115
Instructor = Jeffrey Cobb
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 118 -- NMC Concert Band -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument and is available for academic credit and non-credit (joint offering). In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you’ll have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible you’ll need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

Registration Code = CRN 3512
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Patricia Brumbaugh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 120 -- NMC Jazz Band -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 14

Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. This course may also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition, call 995-1721.

Registration Code = CRN 3513
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #16
Instructor = Laurie Sears
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 120 -- NMC Jazz Band -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 14

Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. This course may also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition, call 995-1721.

Registration Code = CRN 3514
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:30PM-09:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #16
Instructor = Laurie Sears
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EMUS 136A -- Ensembles - Vocal Jazz I -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

This small ensemble of men’s and women’s voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. This course may also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition, call 995-1721.

Registration Code = CRN 3515
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #14
Instructor = Michael Davis
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EOUT 125 -- Backpacking I -- Oct. 13 to Oct. 18

Designed for beginning backpackers, this weekend course includes basic backpacking skills, overnight camping, equipment, food planning and preparation, map and compass navigation, and backcountry first aid. You'll also learn minimal-impact strategies. Equipment provided if needed. Orientation session required. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. The evening orientation session is required (Rajkovich Phys. Education Bldg., Rm. 202). Call (231) 995-1198 for course details.

Registration Code = CRN 3529
Meeting dates = Oct. 13 to Oct. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Keith Tampa
Cost = $278
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EOUT 132 -- Rock Climbing -- Sep. 29 to Oct. 4

In this high-participation course, climbing techniques, belaying, and safety practices of class-five climbing are introduced. You should be reasonably fit and without current exercise-limiting injuries. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Orientation session required. Call 995-1198 for course details.

Registration Code = CRN 3530
Meeting dates = Sep. 29 to Oct. 4
Meeting days = Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Frank Dituri
Cost = $328
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or call (231) 995-1700
EOUT 160 -- Canoeing -- Sep. 15 to Sep. 20

Instruction in various techniques of canoeing will be introduced in flat water. Wilderness travel by canoe will also be discussed. Two one-day trips are planned. Canoes are provided. Take this course for fun or physical education college credit. Orientation session required. Call 995-1198 for course details.

Registration Code = CRN 3531
Meeting dates = Sep. 15 to Sep. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Peter LaCourse
Cost = $278
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or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 101 -- Swing, Latin, & Social Dancing -- Sep. 2 to Dec. 16

Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation from dances and parties to clubs and wedding. This course may also be taken for academic credit. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

Registration Code = CRN 3517
Meeting dates = Sep. 2 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $213
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or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 102 -- Hip-Hop Dance -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 14

Learn dance combinations used in the Hip-Hop dance style and develop strength, flexibility, rhythm, balance, and safe body mechanics. This course may also be taken for credit. Wear clean, dry gym shoes. No partner needed.

Registration Code = CRN 3518
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:35PM-08:35PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Joedy Annis
Cost = $213
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or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 144 -- Tae Kwon Do (Karate) I -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

In this joint offering, you’ll become acquainted with the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do (karate), and learn basic blocks, punches, kicks, stances, and self-defense techniques while developing self-awareness and confidence. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

Registration Code = CRN 3532
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Douglas Mehl
Cost = $213
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or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 145 -- Tae Kwon Do (Karate) II -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

In this joint offering, you’ll expand your knowledge and practice of Tae Kwon Do. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

Registration Code = CRN 3533
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Douglas Mehl
Cost = $213
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 148 -- Kuntaw I -- Sep. 3 to Dec. 17

Kuntaw, a Filipino-based mixed martial art, introduces you to real life self-defense, incorporating empty hands, kicks, sticks and staff in its training to expose you to different attacks that might happen on the street. Kuntaw, which stresses flexibility and agility rather than power and strength, trains you to handle attacks from a standing position to being on the ground and is a street-smart self-defense martial art. Minimum age is 16. May also be taken for academic credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3534
Meeting dates = Sep. 3 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Paul Vittorelli
Cost = $213
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or call (231) 995-1700
EPE 164 -- Judo -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 15

This joint offering introduces the basics of the sport of judo as well as jujitsu-based self defense. Actual combat (randori) is a big part of judo, though safety is not compromised. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and come to have fun. Minimum age is 16 (youth course is available).

Registration Code = CRN 3535
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Stephanie Hawkins
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EVCA 127 -- Digital Imaging -- Aug. 31 to Dec. 16

This academic course is open to noncredit students as a joint offering. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. You will learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for proper image editing. Learn how to incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, using various tools to restore damaged images, automating tasks, and choosing the proper color space for print and web applications. The basics of using a digital camera and scanner and the rights management of images are also covered.

Registration Code = CRN 3619
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Dec. 16
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:10PM-05:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Alexandra Smith
Cost = $472
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EVCA 127 -- Digital Imaging -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

This academic course is open to noncredit students as a joint offering. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. You will learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for proper image editing. Learn how to incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, using various tools to restore damaged images, automating tasks, and choosing the proper color space for print and web applications. The basics of using a digital camera and scanner and the rights management of images are also covered.

Registration Code = CRN 3618
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-12:15PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Alexandra Smith
Cost = $472
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EVCA 150 -- Digital Graphics Design I -- Sep. 1 to Dec. 17

This academic course is open to noncredit students as a joint offering. You’ll learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging and other basic design principles. Prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost.

Registration Code = CRN 3620
Meeting dates = Sep. 1 to Dec. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 03:10PM-05:10PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Alexandra Smith
Cost = $472
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700

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