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 »

EEAC 525 -- Beyond Singing in the Shower - Voice Class for Anyone -- Apr. 14 to May. 12

Learn to be a better singer working with the voice you have, whether you want to sing in a choir, a group, or go solo. You will learn by doing as you work with breathing, tone, diction, performance anxiety, and preparing for solo work. Enjoy working with a variety of music as you explore the potential of your voice. Sing on! The required text "Sing Legato" by Kenneth Jennings may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3182
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 546 -- Stained Glass: Hands-on Intro -- Apr. 13 to May. 11

Discover the beauty of stained glass as you craft your own project. Beginning with a small project, you will learn basic techniques. With an emphasis on safety, learn to use glass cutters, grozing and breaking pliers, and the soldering iron. Gain experience in the use of foil, solder, and polish to give your piece that stunning finished look. The history and evolution of stained glass art will be discussed throughout. A list of items needed for class (approximate cost $100) will be mailed prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3143
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to May. 11
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-10:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Stained Glass Co.- 4160 E M72
Instructor = Shirley Triplett
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 736 -- Discover Watercolor Painting -- Feb. 18 to Mar. 4

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 3128
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #32
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $109
EEAC 746 -- Beginning Knitting -- Mar. 13 to Mar. 20

Learn the foundation techniques of cast on, cast off, knit, purl, increase, and decrease in this basic beginning to knit class. You’ll make a small sample of each stitch type for reference in your later projects. Many people use this craft to relax. It also provides a creative outlet and sense of accomplishment. 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 will be provided including a How to Knit booklet.

Registration Code = CRN 3144
Meeting dates = Mar. 13 to Mar. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 758 -- Intuitive Painting -- Apr. 16 to May. 7

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 3135
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Ruth Ann McGrath-Priest
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 771 -- Glass Fusion for the Garden -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 16

Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Now take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow, too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical critter, a bug, garden stakes and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You’ll also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required. 2nd class meets Thurs., April 16, 6-8:30 pm. Your items will be fused and ready for pick up Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Registration Code = CRN 3149
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 26

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 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. You’ll also learn the “how to” of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner’s manual, and your questions to this relaxed pace class.

Registration Code = CRN 3154
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 781 -- Introduction to Painted Floor Cloths -- Mar. 21 to Mar. 21

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 sack lunch and your creativity. All supplies are included.

Registration Code = CRN 3139
Meeting dates = Mar. 21 to Mar. 21
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 -- Mar. 14 to Mar. 28

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 3146
Meeting dates = Mar. 14 to Mar. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 793 -- Floor Cloth Table Topper -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

A table topper (modified floor cloth) is a decorative table runner made of heavy canvas or treated duck cloth and adds a finishing touch to a kitchen or dining room table. “Quilted” table runners are the result of loving fabric scraps and bright colors. This type of quilting requires no sewing and is a very forgiving process. It differs from the painted floor cloth by using both fabric scraps and paint. They are both functional and durable. Please bring a hairdryer. All other materials will be provided, but if you have certain colors you desire, feel free to bring your own fabric and acrylic paints. Finished table topper is approximately 18"x38". Bring a sack lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3176
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
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
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 794 -- Crochet Basics -- Apr. 29 to May. 6

Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a “sampler” dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 3178
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #211
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 796 -- Oil Painting in Squares -- Mar. 2 to Mar. 23

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! A supply list will be mailed prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3130
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Mar. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #32
Instructor = Conor Fagan
Cost = $169
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 798 -- An Intro to Adobe Lightroom -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 17

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 3172
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 165 -- Excel 2010: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, and Graphics -- Mar. 26 to Mar. 26

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. SOFTWARE VERSION: Office 2010.

Registration Code = CRN 2982
Meeting dates = Mar. 26 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Mar. 20 to Apr. 17

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks or modify QuickBooks to get the information you need to run your business. You will also learn how to invoice customers, buy merchandise, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, set up payroll, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions about QuickBooks. The cost is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Text is included in the cost. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3027
Meeting dates = Mar. 20 to Apr. 17
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 170 -- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 -- Feb. 24 to Mar. 3

Any presentation is more enjoyable with eye-catching, interactive, and dynamic visuals. Learn the basics of creating a slide show and graphic slides. Design and format a presentation, apply template designs, incorporate text, graphics, audio, and add animation and transition effects. A working knowledge of windows and Microsoft Word is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2997
Meeting dates = Feb. 24 to Mar. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
EEBC 174 -- Designing Web Pages Using HTML - Level I -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 24

Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web 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 introduction if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web. Basic Windows skills required. Price includes text.

Registration Code = CRN 3031
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 180 -- Introduction to Photoshop -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 27

Get acquainted with Photoshop CS6, one of the most advanced photo-editing tools on the market (not to be confused with Photoshop Elements) Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the basic tools of this sophisticated program including lasso (isolating and working with any component), rubber stamp (cloning), filtering, and more. The course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC; Windows or Macintosh experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 3014
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 202 -- Microsoft Office: Effectively Combining Applications -- Mar. 12 to Mar. 19

A powerful feature of the Microsoft Office Suite is the ability to use and share text and data between the different applications. Learn to link and share data between Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (Access, too, if you choose). This class will use a real-world mail-merge project to integrate data from Excel into a Word document, craft an individualized form letter using merge-fields from either Excel or Access, prepare address labels for the mailing, and make a PowerPoint presentation on the topic. Students must have completed basic level courses in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This course qualifies as core for the Computer Skills Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 2996
Meeting dates = Mar. 12 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them. Learn how to keep your photos organized on the computer, 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 3007
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
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 -- Buy & Sell Like an eBay Pro -- Mar. 12 to Mar. 12

Sell and buy on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of how eBay works, you'll walk through the process of preparing and organizing your account as you learn to buy and sell safely and securely. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to find items, monitor bidding, define settings, write descriptions, post pictures, and manage your correspondence, and maximize your success using eBay.

Registration Code = CRN 2993
Meeting dates = Mar. 12 to Mar. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 269 -- Boost Your Computer's Performance -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

Is your once robust and vibrant computer sluggish as a snail? Learn how to identify causes that slow your computer and get it humming at top speed again in this hands-on session. Explore several effective and free software programs for repairing and tuning your computer. Develop a strategy to prevent future problems and leave with the confidence to do this on your own at home. A working knowledge of computers is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2985
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 272 -- Internet Basics -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 9

Join in the fun and browse great websites while learning tricks and techniques for effective use of the Internet. Learn to send and receive emails, attachment documents, and send photos or even YouTube videos. Discover the convenience of using the web for research, shopping, driving directions, banking, and chat, while learning Internet safety and security measures. This course is ideal for the new Internet user as well as those who want to enhance their skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3025
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 9
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 282 -- You and Your Laptop -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

Bring your laptop to this session for a crash course in the use of special features. Gain tips and tricks to help you with your mobile computing needs. Learn about controls and settings to help you adjust your computer to different lighting, adjust sound, attach devices, and set up the internet when your are away from home. A question and answer session will provide you with some personalized information.

Registration Code = CRN 2990
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 290 -- Intro to Adobe InDesign -- Apr. 22 to May. 6

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. Basic knowledge of computer applications required.

Registration Code = CRN 3004
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
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 -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

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 2962
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
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 -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

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 as 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 2972
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Apr. 17 to May. 1

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 2974
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 1
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
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 -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 18

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 2966
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBC 326 -- Intermediate Excel 2013 -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 17

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 2978
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
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 -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 22

Social Media grows in popularity every day, changing the way we communicate with each other. But what exactly is Social Media? 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 social media sites.

Registration Code = CRN 2935
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $49
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 -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 19

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 2968
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
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 -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 10

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3022
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 10
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 332 -- PowerPoint: Overcoming Common Issues -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 5

Conquer the challenges Power Point users typically face when preparing a presentation. Topics will include time saving composition tips, importing and formatting slides, embedding video or hyper links, using time settings, creating handouts, and using narration. This course is taught in our computer lab so you will gain hands-on experience as you go.

Registration Code = CRN 2999
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 337 -- Home Computer Security -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Is your home computer secure? Hackers target computers for important information such as bank account numbers and personal data. This session will discuss these issues and provide you with important steps needed to protect your information. Examine Windows security and internet browser settings and what they mean and how they affect your computer. Understand the importance of software updates, user accounts, and how to choose anti-virus software. Dave Weaver is a certified Desktop Support Specialist responsible for maintenance of NMC’s University Center Computers.

Registration Code = CRN 2988
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = David Weaver
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills: Level 1 (2010 or 2013) -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 16

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. Topics include: • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Learn to insert and work with text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, columns, shapes, headers & footers, page numbering • Learn to use edit and format tools • Learn how to customize the Word program for your individual needs This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2991
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
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 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills: Level 1 (2010 or 2013) -- Mar. 9 to Mar. 16

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. Topics include: • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Learn to insert and work with text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, columns, shapes, headers & footers, page numbering • Learn to use edit and format tools • Learn how to customize the Word program for your individual needs This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2987
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 339 -- Basic Computer Skills I -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 26

This skills-based course taught in a computer lab focuses on tools you need to know to effectively use your personal computer. Get the skills most employers seek in today’s job market. They include: • Navigating your computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Accessories, multi-media • Web browsing, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 3015
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $89
EEBC 339 -- Basic Computer Skills I -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

This skills-based course taught in a computer lab focuses on tools you need to know to effectively use your personal computer. Get the skills most employers seek in today’s job market. They include: • Navigating your computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Accessories, multi-media • Web browsing, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 3016
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
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 340 -- Microsoft Access: Skills for Users of Existing Databases -- Mar. 13 to Mar. 20

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 2994
Meeting dates = Mar. 13 to Mar. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
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 342 -- Basic Computer Skills II: Using the Internet -- Mar. 26 to Mar. 26

Build on the skills you learned in Basic 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. Basic Computer Skills I is highly recommended prior to taking this course. This course replaces Internet Basics in the NMC Computer Certificate Program.

Registration Code = CRN 3020
Meeting dates = Mar. 26 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 343 -- Google Docs-Word Processing -- Mar. 17 to Mar. 24

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on word processing tools found in Google Docs software. Many businesses and organizations are now using Google apps and are now expecting employees to know these programs. Topics include: • Accessing, editing and sharing documents • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Inserting and working with text, date and time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, columns, shapes, headers and footers, page numbering • Learning to use edit and format tools Start using Google Docs with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 3008
Meeting dates = Mar. 17 to Mar. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 344 -- Google Spreadsheets -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 12

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on spreadsheets tools found in Google Spreadsheets software. Many businesses and organizations are now using Google apps and are now expecting employees to know these programs. Topics include: • Accessing, editing and sharing documents • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Inserting and working with cells, columns, rows, text, date and time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, shapes, headers and footers, page numbering • Learning to use edit and format tools Start using Google Spreadsheets with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 3010
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
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 345 -- Microsoft Excel: Functions & Formulas -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 14

Gain advanced Excel skills in this hands-on course on functions and formulas. Your boss will love your increased speed and improved work efficiency. Topics include: • Employing logical functions, conditional functions, financial functions, text functions, date functions and array formulas • Using lookup functions, match and index to find values in a spreadsheet • Helpful tips for simplifying formulas using range names • Troubleshooting techniques including error checking, watch windows, evaluating formulas and using tracers Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate Level Skills or greater. To help determine your skill level, go to www.nmc.edu/ees click on computer training to find a skills checklist.

Registration Code = CRN 3002
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 491 -- Book Publishing 101 -- Mar. 24 to Mar. 24

Creating a great manuscript is only part of your success story. Now you need to publish. Gain essential insights as you explore the difference between independent, royalty, 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 still an idea or you have a completed manuscript, you'll leave with ideas and information to help you shape your next steps.

Registration Code = CRN 3120
Meeting dates = Mar. 24 to Mar. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Jerrold Jenkins
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 854 -- Value Stream Mapping Simulation -- Feb. 26 to Feb. 26

Discover the tools of Value Stream Mapping which allow you to see the flow of value as you follow a product or service’s production path from ‘dock to dock’ or ‘order to invoice’. You will learn how to identify and collect accurate data to draft a Current State Map, how to use Lean concepts to identify areas for improvement, and how to create a Future State Map.

Registration Code = CRN 2977
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Feb. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $95
EEBU 855 -- 5S-Workplace Organization Overview -- Mar. 26 to Mar. 26

5S is a foundational Lean Tool. This simulation creates awareness of how a clean and organized work area impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety in the workplace. Participants will be introduced to and practice lean workplace organization 5S principles – Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain – through a simulation.

Registration Code = CRN 2976
Meeting dates = Mar. 26 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 856 -- Lean Office Simulation -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

Through an office simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. Whether you work in a service industry, education, government, or the office side of a manufacturing organization, you will see how Lean tools and techniques can help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a Lean transformation within your organization.

Registration Code = CRN 2973
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 865 -- The Essential Admin Assistant -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

You wear many hats, keep “things” on track, and play a major role in the success of your organization. Whether you are just getting started or you have some experience, you’ll gain ready-to-use skills that make your world more manageable and enjoyable. Managing multiple roles, communicating effectively, anticipating needs, dealing with interruptions, being the information resource person, supporting more than one person—these and other topics provide insight, information, and practical tips. Text is included in the cost.

Registration Code = CRN 2958
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 866 -- Essentials of Customer Service...Great Business! -- Mar. 17 to Mar. 17

Identify the key elements of excellent customer service. Gain greater confidence and skills for creating positive customer relationships as well handling even the most challenging customer situations.

Registration Code = CRN 2961
Meeting dates = Mar. 17 to Mar. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $145
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 870 -- Grant Writing Basics -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

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 2980
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
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 -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

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 2981
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #202
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Mar. 11 to Mar. 11

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 3400
Meeting dates = Mar. 11 to Mar. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 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 3399
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $0
EEBU 899 -- Become a Certified Personal Trainer-ACE -- Apr. 30 to May. 7

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, you will learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam to become a certified personal trainer. The 36-hour training is offered in a 8-day format during evening and weekend hours. Price does not include the text, "Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals" (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. Check www.nmc.edu/ees for testing information or call (231) 995-1700. Meets 8 days, Thurs. through Thurs. Weeknights: 5-9 p.m. Saturday: 3-9 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 2945
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to May. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #202
Instructor = Jack Light
Cost = $385
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 905 -- Running Effective Meetings -- May. 12 to May. 12

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 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 for continuous improvement.

Registration Code = CRN 3330
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 911 -- Boys, Boys, and Tom Boys -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 10

Perplexed by the boys in your life--at home or in the classroom? Learn power activities to help active preschool kids ages 2 to 6--especially boys--channel their energy. Guided by local parenting book author, Heather Shumaker, learn tips to talk and listen to boys and manage wild emotions including conflict and anger. Discover the benefits of rough-and-tumble play and leave with ideas to make your classroom, daycare, or home more boy-friendly. Although the focus is on boys, parents and teachers of girls will also benefit. Optional text, "It's OK Not to Share: and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids", available at class or can be purchased in local bookstores. NMC CEUs (.3) are available for $10.

Registration Code = CRN 2940
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Heather Shumaker
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 923 -- Developing Employees through Effective Delegation and Coaching -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 16

Offered by Training Services, this workshop is helpful for any person in a leadership position who could benefit from delegating tasks to team members. We will use a five-step model to delegate tasks and build skills, then practice effective coaching strategies to develop skills and confidence of team members in performing new tasks.

Registration Code = CRN 3332
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 924 -- Managing Conflict -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

This 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; building collaborative agreements; determining when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; building trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; and finally managing change and addressing resistance effectively.

Registration Code = CRN 3331
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 929 -- Facebook for Business - Creating a Fan Page -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 18

Your business has to be on Facebook and it needs to be positioned for search engines and social search. You will learn: • How to setup or rebrand your fan page • Basic navigation of the page • Posting techniques that will get you noticed • Where critical keywords for your business need to be placed • How to integrate Twitter, YouTube & Pinterest to your page • How to create a “look” for your social brand • And posting techniques that will get your business extra exposure This course is great for businesses that already have a page as well as businesses that need to build one. Bring your username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 2938
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Michelle Corteggiano
Cost = $69
EEBU 930 -- Pinterest for Business -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

Pinterest came out of nowhere and it is now the big rage. People LOVE photos! Retail businesses who adopt this tool early have a unique opportunity to explode sales. You will learn: • What Pinterest is • The Pinterest demographic • How to set up your account for highest visibility to search engines, as well as social search (SEO) • Basic navigation of the site • How to connect Pinterest to your Facebook fan page and your website • How to market your products on Pinterest This course is tailored for retail businesses. Bring your username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 2936
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Michelle Corteggiano
Cost = $69
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 936 -- Combat PTSD - The Facts and the Future -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? What do we know about it today? How can it be managed? Join LTC (retired) Linda Fletcher, Army Nurse Corps officer, for an up-to-date look at PTSD and the ways it plays out in individual lives with persistent symptoms leading to a wide variety of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual problems. Learn how combat-related trauma has been managed over time and how today we are changing our approach to PTSD treatment. Designed for those in helping professions, families, and those with PTSD.

Registration Code = CRN 3157
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Linda Fletcher
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 940 -- Customer Service Health Care -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

Patient satisfaction and providing excellent healthcare is the goal of every medical practice. The medical setting has unique challenges—a high volume of people in a short time, patients in crisis, and privacy issues are examples. Learn essential skills of service including projecting a positive image, active listening to get to the real concerns, providing good customer service while balancing HIPAA compliance, the power of attitude, handling difficult people, and dealing with everyday stress. Leave inspired with ready-to-use skills and prepared to make a positive impact in your office. Lunch and materials provided. If you are a member of the Northern Physicians Organization (NPO), please contact Vicki Rumbach at 231-995-2218 or vrumbach@nmc.edu to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3268
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $145
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 943 -- Listening Actively -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Address the barriers that get in the way of truly listening to others and gain skills that will help you to build more effective relationships: 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 3327
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-12:00PM
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 952 -- Get More Done: Increase Your Productivity and Reduce Stress -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Would you like to reduce stress about everything going on in your life? Want to be able to make good decisions about the best thing to work on at this moment? What image does the phrase ‘mind like water’ conjure up? If any of this sounds appealing, come learn about David Allen’s model of productivity and efficiency outlined in his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done.” In this class, we will review the core principles in his book, strategies for implementing them, and how to use technology to complement his model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness. Text is included in price.

Registration Code = CRN 2957
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 972 -- Negotiations and Emotions-Positive Outcomes & Everyday Negotiations -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

We negotiate in the workplace and our personal lives every day from small issues to life changing events. Too often our emotions get in the way of the outcomes we want. Develop your skills by learning negotiating “styles” and the negotiating process. Discover a 3-step process to manage your emotions and learn to deal with emotional responses from your boss, co-workers, or family members. You’ll learn clues to reading emotions and recognize “dirty tricks” that can hook your emotions. You’ll get in-class practice and be ready to take your skills into real world situations. NMC CEUs are available if you request them prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2954
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = James Ryan
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 166 -- Beginning French -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 9

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 3183
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #103
Instructor = Myriam Parker
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 207 -- Conversational Spanish I -- Apr. 16 to Jun. 18

Learn 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).

Registration Code = CRN 3185
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
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 -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 9

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 3187
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 281 -- Beginning American Sign Language -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

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 conversational ability, culturally appropriate behavior and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf and hard of hearing culture.

Registration Code = CRN 3188
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #102
Instructor = Leanne Baumeler
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 288 -- Beginning German -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 17

Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Become 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 3190
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 334 -- Selling Your Novel -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 28

Do you have a body of work close to ready for publication? Author Elizabeth Buzzelli enjoys working with new writers guiding them toward publication. “The publishing field is tough—I won’t downplay the fact that you have to present only the very best work you can produce, but there are things to know about submitting your work to agents and editors which set you apart from 80% of other new writers.” You’ll learn how to prepare a professional “package” including a synopsis and a query letter that draws attention. Get tips for researching editors and agents. Spend time with that critical first chapter which is the keystone to publication. Be in the 20%!

Registration Code = CRN 3118
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Elizabeth Buzzelli
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 339 -- Continuing German -- Apr. 13 to Jun. 15

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 3192
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Jun. 15
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEED 455 -- Art of Homemade Maple Syrup Pr -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 25

Make your own backyard sweet maple syrup this season! Discover how and when to tap your maple trees next spring and learn to collect, store, and boil the sap to make high-quality syrup you?ll enjoy year `round. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and materials you will need and where to get them. Gain important tips to ease the production management whether you boil your sap outdoors or on the kitchen stove and increase your enjoyment of this great spring ritual.

Registration Code = CRN 3201
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $35
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- Mar. 28 to Mar. 28

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 3100
Meeting dates = Mar. 28 to Mar. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
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 -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 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 3057
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
EEFO 362 -- Up North Pasties -- Mar. 11 to Mar. 11

You have eaten these "hand held" pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to make your own! Discover how to make yeast-free pastry dough to fill with a savory meat mixture and a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and take home enough to share with family and friends.

Registration Code = CRN 3094
Meeting dates = Mar. 11 to Mar. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 437 -- Street Food at Home -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson a frequent visitor to Portland, Oregon—home of original street vendors. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entree. Recipes include Fish Tacos in Lime Avocado Sauce, Korean Style Chicken in Lettuce Wraps, and more. Enjoy diverse cultures’ spices and flavors found in their local food carts and outdoor market stalls.

Registration Code = CRN 3099
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Harlan Peterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 439 -- Passion for Pizza -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

Add one part fresh pizza dough, one part homemade sauce, one part creativity and what do you get? The ultimate pizza class! Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough then see how easy it is to grill, bake, fry, and even stuff your pizza. Prepare a variety of toppings--from classic combos to some unexpected and unforgettable matches--and learn the secrets of selecting and assembling your own artisan pizza. You'll be amazed by your own talent and your favorite pizza joint will wonder where you've gone.

Registration Code = CRN 3092
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 449 -- Tuscano Italian Soups -- Mar. 3 to Mar. 3

Create a trio of Italian soups from Tuscany. This region of Italy is renowned for its hearty fare and these soups are no exception. Recipes include Traditional Wedding Soup with Homemade Meatballs; Italian Onion -- a wonderfully robust soup with sweet sausage, garlic, and fennel; and Zuppa di Funghi, this ah-mazing mushroom soup is a hearty flavorful bowl of homemade goodness. Add a loaf of crusty Ciabatta bread for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Registration Code = CRN 3090
Meeting dates = Mar. 3 to Mar. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mickey Cannon
Cost = $75
EEFO 455 -- Easy Cheese Making -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 19

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 3098
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mary Buschell
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 515 -- Downton Abbey Dinner -- Mar. 6 to Mar. 6

The pleasure of your company is requested for a Downton Abbey dinner—both the preparation and dining. You’ve enjoyed watching the television series; now extend that enjoyment with tastes of the place and time. Prepare a full six-course dinner, from appetizers through dessert using both Upstairs and Downstairs recipes. Dishes include Caviar Cucumber Canapes, Mrs. Pattmore’s Pea Soup, Filet Mignon Chausseur, and Eccles Cakes. Following the preparation, take off your apron, and sit down to dine at a linen-clothed table. Unfortunately, Carson is unavailable to serve.

Registration Code = CRN 3089
Meeting dates = Mar. 6 to Mar. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 516 -- Gifts from Your Kitchen -- May. 2 to May. 2

Gifts from your kitchen are gifts from the heart! Create homemade gifts for giving or keeping in this one-day class in Oleson Kitchen. Cook up delicious Chocolate Truffles, gourmet popcorn, layered cookie mixes and soup mixes. Learn how to prepare beautiful infused berry vinegars. Make your special pet family members happy with homemade doggie and kitty treats. Take gifts home in your own decorated containers with recipes and packed with care. Bring two sealable one-quart jars and two sealable pint-size bottles for vinegar. Everything else is provided. This class is open to anyone age 12 or older.

Registration Code = CRN 3124
Meeting dates = May. 2 to May. 2
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 520 -- A Taste of Korea -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

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 the evening assembling Korea’s signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the dishes you made.

Registration Code = CRN 3104
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
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 -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 16

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 3096
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 540 -- Rustic Truffles -- Feb. 28 to Feb. 28

February is the month of love and what better way to celebrate than with chocolate. Join Jody Hayden, owner of Grocer’s Daughter, for a decadent encounter with the ”aphrodisiac of the gods.” Learn a quick and easy method for making delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles at home. In this hands-on class, you’ll prepare a flavor infused ganache center and then roll truffles in your preferred topping. In addition to getting tips for working with chocolate, you'll discover a lot about cacao beans. And you won't have to wait until the end of class for tasting.

Registration Code = CRN 3060
Meeting dates = Feb. 28 to Feb. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Jody Hayden
Cost = $75
EEFO 541 -- Secrets of Spanish Paella -- May. 13 to May. 13

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 3062
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 542 -- Artesian Bacon -- Mar. 9 to Mar. 9

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 artesian bacon at home with only a few ingredients and a backyard grill.

Registration Code = CRN 3093
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Mar. 9
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = William White
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 544 -- The Best of a Whole Chicken -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Break free of the boneless, skinless (often tasteless) chicken breast rut. Discover how to butcher and cook with the whole chicken in a dynamic evening with butcher Andrea Deibler. Discover butchering, brining and cooking techniques that will help you turn this humble bird into three delectable creations.

Registration Code = CRN 3102
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Andrea Deibler
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 545 -- Chocolate Inspired Meal -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Become adept at using chocolate in both sweet and savory recipes. Begin the evening by tantalizing your taste buds with a chocolate tasting and then you'll prepare a 3-course dinner of chocolate delicacies including Kale with sea salt and cacao nibs, Harissa Pate, Beef Roast with Chocolate Chili Rub in wine sauce, green salad with cacao vinaigrette, roasted vegetables with cacao nibs and an Avocado Chocolate Mousse and assorted Truffles to finish the evening. Invite a friend and savor this decadent evening together.

Registration Code = CRN 3103
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mimi Wheeler
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids -- Feb. 20 to Feb. 20

Spend a Friday night with your favorite child cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Team up to make delicious hearty vegetable soup while “sharpening” your knife skills, spaghetti with homemade meatballs and more. Top off the evening with an assortment of miniature desserts including “one-bite” s’mores.

Registration Code = CRN 3059
Meeting dates = Feb. 20 to Feb. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
EEFO 549 -- Cooking with Friends -- Mar. 12 to Mar. 12

Great food and great friends are the perfect ingredients for wonderful memories. Join Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Wiitala, Chefs at Black Star Farms, as they share recipes and professional techniques for an evening of cooking, friendship and fun. Learn basic skills and shortcuts to creating dishes that are fun to cook together and use creativity to make a meal that tastes amazing when shared. Find out how to make quick and easy homemade flat bread for pizzas, grilled vegetable and chicken paella, and then choose your favorite flavor crème brulee for the perfect way to end an evening with friends.

Registration Code = CRN 3095
Meeting dates = Mar. 12 to Mar. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 550 -- Mexican Feast -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 13

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s 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 3101
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 154 -- Growing Shiitake Mushrooms -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most expensive and flavorful varieties in the market. Now you can grow your own for use in cooking. Learn about the methods of Shiitake mushroom cultivation, then inoculate hardwood logs to take home. From them, you can cultivate several pounds of Shiitake mushrooms for yourself. You may also start a larger cultivation project that could produce mushrooms year round. Hardwood log, Shiitake spawn, wax, and use of tools provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3245
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Jim Moses
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 284 -- Retirement Planning Today -- Feb. 26 to Mar. 5

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 course helps 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 informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under new laws. Includes a 230-page illustrated textbook. Class size is limited.

Registration Code = CRN 3248
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Mar. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $69
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEHF 293 -- Natural Landscapes I -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 11

Complement your effort to "green" your home by incorporating a natural landscape. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, consider nature as a model as you maximize beauty with design techniques while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Landscape architect Dean Conners guides you through a process to assess and work with the natural features of your lot. Learn how to landscape for energy conservation, collect and store rainwater, control soil erosion, and create low-water gardens. Discover natural systems that blend plant communities, native species, water flow, and natural pest control into your design. Enroll in Part I & Part II adn save $5.

Registration Code = CRN 3239
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEHF 345 -- Natural Landscape Workshop II -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

Apply the principles and concepts learned from Natural Landscapes - Part I and create a landscape plan your current project. This workshop will allow you to refine your ideas with the guidance of Landscape Architect Dean Conners. Gain practical landscape application skills to complement your lot?s natural features, minimize maintenance and environmental impact, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. Bring photos and or drawings of your site to work on in class. If you don't have a project, attend anyway and see how others apply design ideas. Enroll in Part I & Part II adn save $5.

Registration Code = CRN 3242
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 457 -- Design Your Best Garden -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers, and fruit! Explore companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns, and details in your garden design so you can create a rich-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Bring a list of your favorite plants for an in-class project.

Registration Code = CRN 3202
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #100
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 479 -- Bee Keeping 101 -- Feb. 26 to Feb. 26

Welcome to the wonderful world of honey bees. Learn to better understand the vital relationship honey bees and humans have had for thousands of years and the current dynamic of that relationship. Discussion will include the physiology and life cycle of the three casts of bees - workers, drones and queens and how they interact in the hive. Learn about the many challenges bees and beekeepers are currently facing and observe beekeeping related items and equipment. Participate in a blind honey tasting and discover the flavor profile and origin of each sample.

Registration Code = CRN 3200
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Feb. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Delbert Whitman
Cost = $45
EEHF 480 -- Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 25

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 3122
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
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? -- Feb. 28 to Feb. 28

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 3123
Meeting dates = Feb. 28 to Feb. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Al Lynch
Cost = $29
EEHF 482 -- Retirement Secrets-Your Best Is Yet to Come -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 29

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 3250
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 29
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 -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

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 3199
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
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 -- Mar. 7 to Mar. 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 3126
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Mar. 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 -- Feb. 21 to Feb. 21

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 3198
Meeting dates = Feb. 21 to Feb. 21
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
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- Mar. 9 to Apr. 24

Online course. 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. This online course is done in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC will award 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 2925
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Apr. 24
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
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 -- Mar. 9 to Apr. 24

Online course. 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, and trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint.). In addition to working with specific software, you’ll examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. This online course is done 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 2928
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Apr. 24
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $729
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 126 -- Legal Investigation Certificate Course -- Mar. 9 to Apr. 24

Online course. 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. This online course is done 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 2930
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Apr. 24
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 103 -- Introduction to Mobile Marketing -- Apr. 6 to May. 1

More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphone have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Analysts forecast that smartphone sales will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2016. Mobiles are changing the way consumers interact with brands and connect to the world. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capability to retain current customers and gain new ones. A UGotClass ONLINE course.

Registration Code = CRN 3269
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to May. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Mar. 16 to Jun. 5

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 3247
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-06:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $175
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 157 -- Golf Fundamentals -- Apr. 14 to May. 5

Get a head start on the golf season by using an indoor golf setting! Golf pro Doug Lichty and staff guide you through the essential skills of golf. Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3261
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 13

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 3161
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 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 3160
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 184 -- Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement -- Apr. 16 to May. 7

This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You’ll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course—which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You’ll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3264
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 9 to May. 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 3148
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $70
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Feb. 19 to Mar. 26

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 3142
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $85
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 8 to May. 6

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 3147
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $70
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 234 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 12

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3169
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $209
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Beyond -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 24

Part 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. Wear comfortable clothing. Course meets at Epiphany East in Acme (one block east of US-31 on the north side of M-72).

Registration Code = CRN 3175
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme)
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Apr. 7 to Jun. 9

An energetic "wake me, shake me" flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next makes a beautiful practice. This morning flow of progressive movements 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 3163
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 16

Mix a little martial arts (tai chi, aikido, tai 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. Class meets at Munson Community Health Center (550 Munson Ave.)

Registration Code = CRN 3214
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 16
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 -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 19

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 $20 value.

Registration Code = CRN 3252
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 11

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. Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, boosts the immune system, and soothes the nervous system. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

Registration Code = CRN 3165
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

Congratulations, someone's getting married! Oh, no--the date is fast approaching and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, or even the entire wedding party who need some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you'll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. Wear slippery-soled shoes. PLEASE NOTE: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3138
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
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 -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

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 some experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3137
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
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 376 -- Fly Fishing: Introductory Workshop -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

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

Registration Code = CRN 3254
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Chuck Hawkins
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 17 to May. 8

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 fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, trust, and become a 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. Couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3133
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
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 -- Apr. 17 to May. 8

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 fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, trust, and become a 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. Couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3134
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-10:00PM
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 -- Turbo HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training -- Mar. 9 to May. 6

HIIT is an intense cardiovascular routine designed to maximize fat loss and overall fitness in less time than normal routines (35 minutes!) As an enhanced form of interval training, it provides periods of intensity followed by short recovery times. HIIT has a high afterburn effect which causes calories to be burned hours after the workout is over. Workout results include a more toned athletic body, overall fitness improvement, and increased energy. It’s ideal to bring 3- or 5-lb hand-weights to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3222
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to May. 6
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 460 -- Spring Bicycle Tune and Ride -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Learn to the do it yourself bike tuning techniques that will save you money and get your bicycle in shape for spring. Bring your bike to class and learn how to do a basic tune-up. You’ll learn to adjust brakes, tire pressure, shifters, and gears, as well as, to check and adjust for proper fit. Once you have your bike adjusted, the class will take a fun ride on the TART trail which is located close to class. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on important maintenance topics and then take a ride. Bring your bike to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3253
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Mar. 16 to May. 18

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 3225
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-09:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- Mar. 10 to May. 7

Achieve your 2015 fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 8 weeks Opt. 1: Jan. 13-March 5 CRN: 3215 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 2: Jan. 13-March 5 CRN: 3216 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 3: March 10-May 7 CRN: 3218 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 4: March 10-May 7 CRN: 3219 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no classes week of March 30) $169 each (Options 1 & 3) $89 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 3219
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to May. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
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
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- Mar. 10 to May. 7

Achieve your 2015 fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 8 weeks Opt. 1: Jan. 13-March 5 CRN: 3215 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 2: Jan. 13-March 5 CRN: 3216 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 3: March 10-May 7 CRN: 3218 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opt. 4: March 10-May 7 CRN: 3219 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no classes week of March 30) $169 each (Options 1 & 3) $89 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 3218
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to May. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $169
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 242 -- Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 19

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 3224
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 301 -- Reflexology for Life -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

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 3270
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 349 -- Aroma Therapy -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

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 and smelling very good.

Registration Code = CRN 3299
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 354 -- SoulCollage: Creative Self Discovery -- Mar. 21 to Mar. 21

SoulCollage is an easy, creative, and fun way to get in touch with your inner wisdom. In this introductory workshop, you will be guided through the process to stir your imagination and intuition while creating a deck of profoundly beautiful collage cards. Learn to ask important questions to pull meaning from the collage you created. The insight you glean is often surprising, wise, and once in a while, life changing. Bring a pair of small pointed scissors to class. Optional text: “SoulCollage Evolving” is available to purchase at any SoulCollage class for $45.

Registration Code = CRN 3271
Meeting dates = Mar. 21 to Mar. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 355 -- Understanding SoulCollage Suits: Companion & Committee -- Apr. 11 to Apr. 11

Expand upon your understanding of Soul Collage and learn to glean more meaning from the cards you created in the first course. As with playing cards, you will learn how to sort your Soul Collage cards into Suits. Explore the sorting process used to differentiate these suits and why they are called “companion” and “committee” suits. Bring blank cards and sleeves if you have them, pointed scissors, and a glue stick. Bring any images of people and animals that interest you. Prerequisite: Soul Collage: Creative Self Discovery.

Registration Code = CRN 3272
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Apr. 11
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 356 -- SoulCollage Suits: Your Council, Your Community -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Now that you are acquainted with SoulCollage, you are ready to learn about two more suits. Learn how to identify your personal “Council” and how to differentiate them from your “Committee” members. By naming and honoring the “Community” you will benefit from the energy they bring to you. You’ll need blank cards and sleeves, pointed scissors, and a glue stick. Bring any images of people, places, or pets that are important to you. For the Council Suit, bring any images that seem archetypal, spiritual, or mystical. Images will also be available in class. Prerequisite: SoulCollage: Creative Self Discovery.

Registration Code = CRN 3298
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $39
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EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginning -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 4

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 3206
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
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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EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginning -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 4

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 3414
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Apr. 13 to May. 18

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

Registration Code = CRN 3212
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to May. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $85
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EEPM 127 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Continuing -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3208
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
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 132 -- Qigong for Strengthening and Cleansing -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 3

Qigong combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. Easy to learn, this routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you'll feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

Registration Code = CRN 3205
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
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EEPM 134 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis-Advanced -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

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 3209
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
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 137 -- Qigong for Healthy Bones & Joints -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 3

Through gentle movement and stretches, learn an easy Qigong (“chee-gong”) routine designed to increase mobility in your bones and joints, enhance flexibility and balance, cultivate more 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3197
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
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EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 23

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 3070
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $109
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EESA 109 -- Learn to See as an Artist Sees; You'll Draw as an Artist -- Apr. 23 to May. 28

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 a 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 3079
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to May. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $125
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EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3231
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $126
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3232
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $155
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3230
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 471 -- Beginning Computers -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

If you are an absolute beginner, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Windows computer operations; word processing basics like manipulating text, cut, paste, and copy; and how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge, practice, and confidence to grow your computer skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3017
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Apr. 6 to Apr. 27

Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learnthe 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 3073
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Peggy Rod
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 481 -- Genealogy Workshop -- Mar. 6 to Mar. 6

Exploring your family tree is often not easy. This one-day workshop offers basic tools and techniques to get you started on this priceless legacy for your family. Today's Internet resources have opened many doors into the past that will help you get past those frustrating "brick walls" you are likely to encounter. A demonstration of some inexpensive genealogical software will show how to enter records, cite sources, add photographs, and write notes about specific ancestors. You are welcome to bring documentation or research you are already working on. Bring a sack lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3021
Meeting dates = Mar. 6 to Mar. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 489 -- Strength Training for 50+ -- Mar. 17 to May. 28

Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the NMC Fitness Center.

Registration Code = CRN 3234
Meeting dates = Mar. 17 to May. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $125
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 506 -- Birding by Ear -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 18

Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at the height of the breeding season when the birds sing the most. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session. Field trip day is Sat., April 18, 2015, 8 to 10:30 a.m. and begins in Empire at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.

Registration Code = CRN 3065
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
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EESA 565 -- Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Big Story -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 29

Habitats, creatures, shoreline, 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 and forests 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 guided fieldtrip experience in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park and meets from 1 to 5 p.m. (carpools arranged at the 2nd class; cost does not include vehicle entrance fee).

Registration Code = CRN 3064
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 613 -- Environmental Studies - A Northern Michigan Overview -- Mar. 9 to Apr. 6

How is the environment in Northern Michigan Changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. The course is open to all and is a core course in the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3063
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Apr. 6
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $79
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EESA 645 -- Animal Tracking - Mammals of Northern Michigan -- Feb. 26 to Mar. 5

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. Second class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3037
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Mar. 5
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
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 670 -- Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 28

While our bays and the Great Lakes define the region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining high water quality in the region. Explore the riparian environment as you engage in learning about stream ecology, sampling methodology and testing protocols in the classroom. Then, put your newly acquired skills to the test as you participate in a stream side sampling expedition led by our expert instructor. The course ends with analysis of data collected and the story it tells. The course qualifies as credit toward the Naturalist Program certificate. Last class meets Noon-5 p.m. (field trip).

Registration Code = CRN 3038
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Colleen Masterson-Bzdok
Cost = $99
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EESA 702 -- Anishnaabek Lifeways -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 19

Explore the traditional and contemporary culture, language, beliefs, and life practices of Odawa, Ojibwa, and Bodewaadmi living in northern Michigan today. Instructor, Carrie Leaureaux, is the Lead Anishnaabemowiin instructor for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. You’ll become familiar with ceremonies and ways of life including medicine, crafts, and pow-wows. The second session will focus on the Anishnaabemowiin language where you will learn a little history and basic language skills. The final session looks at the sacred Seven Grandfather Teachings, the medicine wheel, and stories and legends. Discover what it means to “walk in two worlds.”

Registration Code = CRN 3112
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Carrie Leaureaux
Cost = $65
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EESA 703 -- Traversing the TART Trail - One Hour at a Time -- Apr. 20 to May. 13

Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in GT County—a great way to walk the east to west corridor. This wellness activity will contribute approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running—about stepping outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a small group of like-minded people. Along the way you’ll learn hiking essentials. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle.

Registration Code = CRN 3035
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to May. 13
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $59
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EESA 752 -- From Pyramids to Skyscrapers - Architecture through the Ages -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 28

Explore the fascinating world of 3-dimensional art—art to be lived or worked in—as you travel from Egyptian pyramids and cathedral spires to castles and modern masterpieces. Aided by extensive visuals, you will explore the significant periods up to the modern age along with the creative giants and their memorable works. You’ll also discuss current trends and transitions in materials. If you’ve been curious, have a new or long-time interest, and would like to learn from an expert, you’ll find much to expand your reading and travels.

Registration Code = CRN 3077
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = William Storrer
Cost = $79
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EESA 773 -- Picassso and Stravinsky -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 11

Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky stand alone as monumental figures in the development of art and music in the 20th century! There are likely no other individuals who had a more wide-ranging influence on artistic trends. Through a range of media explorations, the popular duo of Dave Parrish and Lyn Salathiel guide you to a deeper understanding of the remarkable creative output and profound influence on all of the arts that was generated from the brilliant work of these two “giants.”

Registration Code = CRN 3074
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = David Parrish
Cost = $65
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 776 -- Great American Songbook: Classic Years of Tin Pan Alley -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 30

Explore the Tin Pan Alley era of American popular song (1920s-40s) as an art, a business, and a cultural practice. From details to the big picture, you’ll learn some terms relating to classic popular song and gain recognition and appreciation for lyrical structures (rhyme, rhythm, form) along with basic musical features (melody, harmony, texture). Discover how the backgrounds of composers and singers have affected popular music. All of this adds up to a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage of American popular song and its continued sources of inspiration to the present day.

Registration Code = CRN 3080
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Richard Rischar
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 778 -- Today's Inequality: Why, So What, and Public Policy -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 22

For the past several years, economic and social inequality have become topics of national debate. Especially since the Great Recession of 2008-2011, the plight of the disappearing middle class has become a focus of growing concern. For an increasing number of Americans, the American Dream is disappearing. We’ll examine the causes of growing inequality, the consequences of a society with a withered middle class, and some of the policy proposals for addressing current trends.

Registration Code = CRN 3111
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $65
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EESA 779 -- The New Face of Terror -- Mar. 9 to Mar. 9

The attack on Mumbai (2008) was the first terror attack to use 21st century technology to maximize the destruction it caused. Employing the Internet, GPS, live TV coverage, cell phones and detailed planning, a small group carried out twelve separate attacks, killed 164 victims, and brought a city of 20 million to a standstill for days. Explore the critical role of technology in guiding the terrorists to their targets and how the terrorist organization (Lashkar-e-Taiba) effectively controlled the entire operation from 1400 miles away. What does this terror operation mean for future attacks and for the U.S. effort to combat terrorism against our citizens?

Registration Code = CRN 3107
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Mar. 9
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
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EESA 780 -- Is the 'Islamic State' the New Normal? -- Apr. 20 to Apr. 27

The rise of the “Islamic State” represents a new type of challenge to the nation. The “IS” uses radical Islamist ideology, skilled propaganda, and a track record of military gains to attract recruits world-wide. It has seized control of large pieces of the Middle East and seems able to hold on to its gains despite military attacks from western allies. Is President Obama’s strategy working? Can the U.S. and our allies successfully disrupt, and ultimately destroy, the “Islamic State” or are we embarked on a war that promises to further destabilize the region? Join Jack Segal for a lively discussion of these important questions.

Registration Code = CRN 3109
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 780 -- Is the 'Islamic State' the New Normal? -- Feb. 25 to Mar. 4

The rise of the “Islamic State” represents a new type of challenge to the nation. The “IS” uses radical Islamist ideology, skilled propaganda, and a track record of military gains to attract recruits world-wide. It has seized control of large pieces of the Middle East and seems able to hold on to its gains despite military attacks from western allies. Is President Obama’s strategy working? Can the U.S. and our allies successfully disrupt, and ultimately destroy, the “Islamic State” or are we embarked on a war that promises to further destabilize the region? Join Jack Segal for a lively discussion of these important questions.

Registration Code = CRN 3108
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $69
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 781 -- In Search of Geologic Shorelines -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

The geology of the Grand Traverse area is truly magnificent. Enjoy a hardy walk-about to seek out traces of the ancient shorelines pre-dating Lake Michigan. You will observe signs of Lake Nipissing, Lake Algonquin, and Lake Algoma. All three of these existed during the last 10,000 years at lake levels higher than current Lake Michigan. The adventure beings on E. Traverse Hwy. (West Bay). The walk is 2.6 miles. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes.

Registration Code = CRN 3024
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jerry Sura
Cost = $20
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 782 -- Discover Area Hikes -- Apr. 21 to Jun. 9

Did you know there are many great walking trails close to Traverse City? Guided by hiker Gloria Halligan, discover a variety of great walks (approximately 3 miles each) that you’ll add to your favorites list. You’ll also learn about preparing for a hike, footwear, tracking miles, and hiking tips to make your walks more enjoyable. Sign up for 4 or all 8 of the hikes. Details for locations will be provided at the first hike. April 21-City Walk; April 28-GT Commons; May 5-Miller Creek; May 12-Reffitt Preserve; May 19-Pelizzari; May 26-Sabin Dam, June 2-Boardman Lake; June 9-Hickory Meadows. Pay $45 for 4 hikes (use CRN 3032); or $79 for 8 hikes (use CRN 3034).

Registration Code = CRN 3032
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
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 -- Apr. 21 to Jun. 9

Did you know there are many great walking trails close to Traverse City? Guided by hiker Gloria Halligan, discover a variety of great walks (approximately 3 miles each) that you’ll add to your favorites list. You’ll also learn about preparing for a hike, footwear, tracking miles, and hiking tips to make your walks more enjoyable. Sign up for 4 or all 8 of the hikes. Details for locations will be provided at the first hike. April 21-City Walk; April 28-GT Commons; May 5-Miller Creek; May 12-Reffitt Preserve; May 19-Pelizzari; May 26-Sabin Dam, June 2-Boardman Lake; June 9-Hickory Meadows. Pay $45 for 4 hikes (use CRN 3032); or $79 for 8 hikes (use CRN 3034).

Registration Code = CRN 3034
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
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 784 -- Travel Safety Tips-From Takeoff to Return -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 10

Be safe! Stay healthy! Traveling is an adventure, but being prepared for both domestic and overseas travel is essential to assure the experience is memorable for the best reasons. Explore and discuss concerns and resources that are available to help you be prepared and to stay safe and healthy as you travel.

Registration Code = CRN 3068
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 786 -- Opera Notes - March -- Mar. 13 to Mar. 13

Medieval Scottish highlands provide the setting for this Rossini opera based on a novel by Sir William Scott. In April, discover an often paired double billing filled with love, jealousy, and angst. Cavalleria is a tale adapted from a one-act play; Pagliacci is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncaval.

Registration Code = CRN 3082
Meeting dates = Mar. 13 to Mar. 13
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 789 -- Books in Action: April -- Mar. 31 to Apr. 8

Read a play and short novel exploring a real and a fictional character. The real Cyrano de Bergerac wrote Journey to the Moon, a science fiction novel from the mid-1600s. In 1897, Rostand wrote a fictionalization of Cyrano’s life in a play. Then attend a new adaptation of Cyrano performed by the professional theater company Parallel 45. April 8 class is 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Inside Out Gallery, Garland Street, TC.

Registration Code = CRN 3087
Meeting dates = Mar. 31 to Apr. 8
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $43
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 791 -- Reading the Poetry of Dorianne Laux -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 25

Dorianne Laux is an award-winning poet who worked as a sanatorium cook, gas station manager, maid, and donut holer before completing her BA in her mid-thirties. Poet Tony Hoagland describes her work: “Her poems are those of a grown American woman, one who looks clearly, passionately, and affectionately at rites of passage, motherhood, the life of work, sisterhood, and especially sexual love, in a celebratory fashion.” What more invitation do you need? We’ll read Laux’s work and look at strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry.

Registration Code = CRN 3115
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
EESA 792 -- Poetry: Imagist School -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

The Imagist movement began in 1908 and produced several anthologies from 1914 to 1917. It argued for the central importance of image, drawn in precise language rather than reliance on traditional poetic meter. The artistic principles these poets illuminated were and are highly influential. While contemporary American poets don’t necessarily swim in this school, the Imagist principles are foundational to many poets’ work. Learn about the Imagism and read some Imagist poets. Whether you are a poetry-lover or completely new to reading poetry, this discussion will have something for you.

Registration Code = CRN 3116
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 793 -- Reading the Poetry of Terrance -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Poet Terrance Hayes was awarded the prestigious MacArthur fellowship in 2014 in recognition of his work. Fellow poet Cornelius Eady describes it: “First you’ll marvel at his skill, his near-perfect pitch, his disarming humor, his brilliant turns of phrase. Then you’ll notice the grace, the tenderness, the unblinking truth-telling just beneath his lines, the open and generous way he takes in our world.” We’ll read Hayes’ work to get a sense of his poetry and discuss approaches to reading and enjoying contemporary poetry.

Registration Code = CRN 3117
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 794 -- LIFE Lunch: Getting the Story -- Feb. 20 to Feb. 20

Join John Flesher, a 34 year award-winning reporter for the Associated Press, as he reflects on some of his most interesting stories and experiences. His primary beat is environmental issues in the Great Lakes region, but he also covers a wide range of general topics from politics to agriculture to crime. In addition to fascinating stories, learn more about the AP, how it works, and the state of journalism today. $19 with buffet - Code: 3292 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3293

Registration Code = CRN 3292
Meeting dates = Feb. 20 to Feb. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
EESA 794 -- LIFE Lunch: Getting the Story -- Feb. 20 to Feb. 20

Join John Flesher, a 34 year award-winning reporter for the Associated Press, as he reflects on some of his most interesting stories and experiences. His primary beat is environmental issues in the Great Lakes region, but he also covers a wide range of general topics from politics to agriculture to crime. In addition to fascinating stories, learn more about the AP, how it works, and the state of journalism today. $19 with buffet - Code: 3292 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3293

Registration Code = CRN 3293
Meeting dates = Feb. 20 to Feb. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
EESA 795 -- LIFE Lunch: Traverse City-Vibrant & Alive -- Mar. 20 to Mar. 20

What’s new, interesting, and exciting in this Michigan hot spot we call home? How does TC’s popularity as a place to live impact local housing projects? Rob Bacigalupi, Executive Director of the DDA, shares an up-to-date look at Traverse City 2015—the vision, challenges, and happenings that shape today and the future. $19 with buffet - Code: 3294 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3295

Registration Code = CRN 3295
Meeting dates = Mar. 20 to Mar. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 795 -- LIFE Lunch: Traverse City-Vibrant & Alive -- Mar. 20 to Mar. 20

What’s new, interesting, and exciting in this Michigan hot spot we call home? How does TC’s popularity as a place to live impact local housing projects? Rob Bacigalupi, Executive Director of the DDA, shares an up-to-date look at Traverse City 2015—the vision, challenges, and happenings that shape today and the future. $19 with buffet - Code: 3294 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3295

Registration Code = CRN 3294
Meeting dates = Mar. 20 to Mar. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 796 -- LIFE Lunch: Legends of Traverse City -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 17

You know the typical history of Traverse City–Perry Hannah as the “Father of Traverse City” and Captain Boardman purchasing the land we call Traverse City. But there are many tales and legends that helped shape our city. Join Maddie Lundy, Acting Executive Director of the Traverse City History Center, as she guides us through a history of interesting facts and stories of the well-known and lessor known residents that made Traverse City what it is today. $19 with buffet - Code: 3296 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3297

Registration Code = CRN 3297
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 17
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 796 -- LIFE Lunch: Legends of Traverse City -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 17

You know the typical history of Traverse City–Perry Hannah as the “Father of Traverse City” and Captain Boardman purchasing the land we call Traverse City. But there are many tales and legends that helped shape our city. Join Maddie Lundy, Acting Executive Director of the Traverse City History Center, as she guides us through a history of interesting facts and stories of the well-known and lessor known residents that made Traverse City what it is today. $19 with buffet - Code: 3296 $10 without lunch (bring your own) - Code: 3297

Registration Code = CRN 3296
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 17
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 139 -- Financing the Start-Up Business -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Recent challenges with our local and national economy have made lending sources for small businesses somewhat of a mystery. If you have a new business concept that is trying to acquire startup money or an established company looking to grow, join Chris Wendel, Business Consultant and Lender with Northern Initiatives, as he shares dozens of relevant funding resources. Review many of the traditional sources of capital as well as new sources of funding often unknown. Get a clear and concise overview of bank financing in addition to federal, state, and local loan & grant programs. Several lending institutions will have representatives available to address recent changes.

Registration Code = CRN 2951
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Christopher Wendel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 143 -- Trade and Craft Show Selling -- Apr. 29 to Apr. 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 2949
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Wednesday
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 147 -- Tools for Selling Online -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 19

There are lots of ways to sell products online from basic free platforms like Craigslist to auction sites like eBay and Etsy to stock do-it-yourself platforms like Yola and Weebly to full-featured selling platforms like Volusion and Magento. What platform should you pick? What are the similarities and differences between the various options? Explore the full range of choices available to you, paying special attention to the costs, benefits, and limitations of each.

Registration Code = CRN 2953
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #103
Instructor = Jordan Lindberg
Cost = $39
EESB 151 -- Intro to Business Ownership -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 25

Northern Michigan is a great place to run your own business. But is it right for you? If you are considering buying an established business or launching a new one, learn what it takes to be successful. Discover what a real world business owner faces each day, as well as, how to evaluate the market and sales potential for your products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. A one-on-one business consultation with an SBDC Consultant is available at no charge upon completion.

Registration Code = CRN 2947
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $25
EESB 151 -- Intro to Business Ownership -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

Northern Michigan is a great place to run your own business. But is it right for you? If you are considering buying an established business or launching a new one, learn what it takes to be successful. Discover what a real world business owner faces each day, as well as, how to evaluate the market and sales potential for your products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. A one-on-one business consultation with an SBDC Consultant is available at no charge upon completion.

Registration Code = CRN 2948
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 189 -- Solar Site Assessment -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 10

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, 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 3039
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 10
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = William Queen
Cost = $189
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 191 -- Introduction to Solar Energy -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 9

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 3036
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 9
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 196 -- Level I Thermography -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 6

Identifying heat loss and mechanical and electrical hot spots are key to energy maintenance programs. You’ll learn to use thermal imaging equipment, gather data, and interpret images in this intensive thermography training. Course topics include: infrared theory, heat transfer concepts, operation of thermal imaging equipment, and report generation. Learn concepts for predictive maintenance programs and how to capture quality thermal images that are clear, concise and easy to interpret. The instructor is a Level III Thermographer who brings broad field-acquired knowledge and experience. Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion for this intensive Thermography course. Cost includes all equipment for training. Lunch is included both days. Who should attend? Home and Building Inspectors; Building Operators, Maintenance Managers and Technicians; Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Contractors and Technicians; Fire and Code Officials; Safety Managers; Energy Auditors; Equipment Engineers, Designers, Quality Control Professionals; Utility Managers and Technicians; and Roofers. Why take a thermal imaging course? Thermal imaging is rapidly becoming the standard tool for troubleshooting, maintenance, and diagnostic in many industries. Proper training in thermography allows you to identify problems and inefficiencies quickly and effectively saving your business, money, time, and effort. It enhances your resume and adds a new service to your job or organization. Avoid thermography missteps--using a thermal imaging camera is easy, however ANALYZING the results requires training, skills, knowledge and experience. Thermal imaging equipment is highly technical and designed for a wide range of features and applications--this training will help you avoid common and costly mistakes in selecting and using your equipment.

Registration Code = CRN 3033
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 6
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = John Pratten
Cost = $1595
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 302 -- Aikido (Ages 8-14) -- Feb. 26 to Apr. 23

Registration Code = CRN 3406
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Shawn Denton
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEYP 931 -- LEGOs! A Brick Adventure (Grades K-2) -- Feb. 21 to Feb. 21

Do you love LEGOs? Spend a Saturday with Traverse City’s own LEGO Builder, Christina Collins and other builders to create fantastic LEGO creations in this story-telling brick adventure. Using your imagination and teamwork, you’ll create a story and the LEGO parts to go with it. Price includes a mini-figure to take home and enjoy.

Registration Code = CRN 3284
Meeting dates = Feb. 21 to Feb. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $49
EEYP 932 -- LEGOs! Brick Mosaics (Grades 3-6) -- Feb. 21 to Feb. 21

Spend a Saturday with Traverse City’s own LEGO Builder, Christina Collins and other builders to ramp up your LEGO building skills. Become a project manager as you create your own design and then incorporate that design onto a 10x10 base. Plan and plot your creation on paper and then build it accordingly. Learn to use elements of design and basic color theory to make a strong project out of LEGO bricks. Price includes a mini-figure to take home and enjoy.

Registration Code = CRN 3285
Meeting dates = Feb. 21 to Feb. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $49
EEYU 101 -- Recording Studio Techniques -- Mar. 7 to Mar. 21

For students in Grades 8-12. Learn to make CDs and MP3s like the pros. Get hands-on with the latest techniques, software, and equipment for doing live recordings—your own band or vocal group or someone else’s group. Mics, cables, recording gear, hardware, software, folders, files, loops, session files, routing signals, sound checks, mixing techniques—you’ll learn to work with all of this. The last day includes mixing techniques to get a finished song and then creating a CD or MP3 to take home or upload to Facebook.

Registration Code = CRN 3287
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Mar. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 118A -- Bikram Yoga -- Mar. 4 to May. 2

The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses, two breathing exercises, plus heat. Class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 8 weeks on a flexible schedule, for a total of 21 workouts 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. Orientations are Wed, Aug. 19 and Wed, Oct. 24 at 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 2875
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to May. 2
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bikram Yoga Studio
Instructor = Brandon Kietzman
Cost = $192
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EOUT 132 -- Rock Climbing -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 26

In this high-participation course, climbing techniques, belaying, and safety practices related to class-five climbing are introduced. You should be at a reasonably good fitness level and without current exercise-limiting injuries. This course may be taken for academic credit. The evening orientation session is required (Rajkovich Phys. Education Bldg., Rm. 202). Call (231) 995-1198 for course details.

Registration Code = CRN 2888
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Frank Dituri
Cost = $306
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700

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