All Adult Classes - Spring

This display contains only the ADULT SPRING noncredit courses taking place now through May.
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To register for SPRING classes below, please call (231) 995-1700, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. More ways to register »

EEAC 822 -- Photography: Starting with the Image -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Take your images to the next level by taking a different approach to improving your photography. Rather than start with the camera, dials, and settings, we’ll start with the image. Review some of the most common problems faced in creating the images you want, and then work backwards to figure out the steps needed to achieve each. We’ll also talk about how you can make your camera capture that image you have visualized in your head.

Registration Code = CRN 4078
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $49
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 841 -- Textured Art: Be Inspired By the Masters -- May. 10 to May. 10

Explore the works of twentieth century masters, Picasso and Matisse. Create your own versions of art by using Picasso’s textural collage method, and Matisse’s cut-out shapes. Learn to employ textured paper and fabrics, or colored paper cut-outs, to create individual masterpieces on primed masonite. In the May 10 class, you’ll create Picasso’s Collage. In the May 17 class, you’ll create Matisse’s Cutouts. No prior art experience necessary. All materials provided.

Registration Code = CRN 4372
Meeting dates = May. 10 to May. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #112
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 841 -- Textured Art: Be Inspired By the Masters -- May. 17 to May. 17

Explore the works of twentieth century masters, Picasso and Matisse. Create your own versions of art by using Picasso’s textural collage method, and Matisse’s cut-out shapes. Learn to employ textured paper and fabrics, or colored paper cut-outs, to create individual masterpieces on primed masonite. In the May 10 class, you’ll create Picasso’s Collage. In the May 17 class, you’ll create Matisse’s Cutouts. No prior art experience necessary. All materials provided.

Registration Code = CRN 4373
Meeting dates = May. 17 to May. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #112
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 848 -- Sketching on Location -- May. 13 to May. 13

Discover the joy of plein air sketching! Artists throughout history have ventured into the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your sketchbook and let’s head outside where you’ll learn the process of selecting a subject. Gain tips and techniques on creating drawings with pencil and pen. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. Bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials will be provided. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 4377
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-02:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #112
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From 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 4138
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $49
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 1001 -- Crash Course for (New) Managers -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

Now that you’re a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

Registration Code = CRN 4070
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Michele Lurvey
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 1002 -- Condo/Community Association A to Z: What You Need -- Apr. 27 to Apr. 27

Is your association running smoothly and legally? Be proactive and get the information you need. Designed for board members, officers, managers, and association members, this information-packed three hour seminar addresses condo and community association documents and changing trends. Taught by nationally recognized attorney Robert Meisner, you will get essentials about what needs to be in the master deed, bylaws, declaration (for homeowners Associations), articles of incorporation, rules and regulations, modification agreements, service agreements, and the management contract. You will also get an overview of FHA approval requirements and an update on any changes in the law that may affect your Association. Register two or more from the same association for reduced pricing. Space is limited—register now for this sell-out seminar.

Registration Code = CRN 4075
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Robert Meisner
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 1005 -- Wilderness First Responder Certification - Hybrid Course Format -- May. 1 to May. 19

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is rapidly growing as an important credential for anyone who works outdoors. Recreational outfitters, guides, trip leaders, outdoor educators, forestry, and park personnel and anyone working or playing in remote areas are seeking this credential to better handle emergency situations. Remote Medical International’s Wilderness First Responder emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder certification is a combination online and onsite course that requires approximately 20-30 hours of pre-course instruction in an online learning environment and five days of class/field coursework. This dynamic classroom and field course will provide you with technical knowledge and applied field experience to handle tough emergency situations that may occur. Please note that food and lodging are not included. Space is limited. Register by March 31 and save $30. Required Textbooks: Students are required to purchase and read Emergency Medical Responder: First on Scene and Resource Central EMS (EMR) 9th Edition prior to arrival. All other required textbooks will be provided at the course.

Registration Code = CRN 4443
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 19
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $795
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 288 -- How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements -- Apr. 27 to May. 11

Financial statements can answer many questions—if you know what to ask. In clear language, we’ll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You’ll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis—ratio, vertical, or horizontal—to the right statement, to uncover the information you need.

Registration Code = CRN 4072
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to May. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #218
Instructor = James Bertoldi
Cost = $109
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 899 -- Become a Certified Personal Trainer-ACE -- May. 18 to May. 25

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, 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. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include the text, “ACE Personal Trainer Manual” (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. For details, call Zack Light at 231-946-4957 or email him at jlight@nmc.edu. Testing information at www.nmc.edu/ees. Cost does not include text or exam. Meets 8 consecutive days, Thurs., May 18 through Thurs., May 25, 2017. Weekday classes meet: 5-9 p.m.; weekend classes meet: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 4037
Meeting dates = May. 18 to May. 25
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 = $399
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 281 -- Beginning American Sign Language -- May. 9 to Jun. 27

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

Registration Code = CRN 4130
Meeting dates = May. 9 to Jun. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #104
Instructor = Wendy Williams
Cost = $119
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 335 -- Continuing Conversational Spanish II -- Apr. 18 to Jun. 6

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

Registration Code = CRN 4129
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $115
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 22

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. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4365
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $79
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EEFO 444 -- Cooking with Fresh Spring Herbs -- May. 10 to May. 10

Thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chervil, and mint! These fresh herbs and others are appreciated for their complex flavor and the refreshing boost they give foods. End your cooking doldrums and watch a simple green salad spring to life with the addition of fresh herbs. Rejuvenate a basic chicken salad with a blend of herbs. Herb Provolone Scones with an herb infused butter transform an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Rosemary cookies show how a natural sweet taste is heightened when mixed with herbs. Also included: tips on growing and freezing herbs, when to cut, and how to store fresh herbs. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4371
Meeting dates = May. 10 to May. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 511 -- Fermenting Foods Basics -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

Learn the techniques to create your own delicious and good-for-you cultured vegetables. Cultured or partially fermented foods (probiotics) are finding their way into today’s healthy diet adding enzymes and readily digestible vitamins and minerals. Through demonstration and hands-on preparation, learn to prepare a variety of vegetables for culturing along with a sourdough bread starter. Sample Kim Chee (Korean sauerkraut) then leave with an understanding of the fermenting process and its benefits along with a jar of vegetables ready to start the process, and recipes to keep you going. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4364
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 542 -- Artisan Bacon -- May. 9 to May. 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 artisan bacon at home with only a few ingredients and a backyard grill. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4370
Meeting dates = May. 9 to May. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = William White
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- May. 5 to May. 5

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

Registration Code = CRN 4471
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 5
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

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

Registration Code = CRN 4402
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 586 -- Thai Cooking at Home -- May. 8 to May. 8

Experience the tantalizing culinary world of Thailand from Australian chef Kylie Simpson. Kylie traveled to northern Thailand to study the regional and local cuisine for six weeks, and stayed six months. Learn how to balance the delicate flavors of ingredients in recipes that include Thai spring rolls, shrimp wonton soup, Thai basil chicken with jasmine rice and Thai coconut crème caramel. Hear stories of Asian history and traditions while you savor the flavors of Thailand. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4369
Meeting dates = May. 8 to May. 8
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kylie Simpson
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 595 -- The Seasonal Table -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Enjoy an evening with Chefs Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Lee Wiitala as they share their favorite recipes and tips for cooking seasonally. Get creative as you prepare a delicious 4-course meal that highlights locally sourced ingredients. Spring is a colorful time of the year for fresh crisp flavors to awaken your senses and palate! Pick up the way the chefs complement each other’s cooking and discover how you can do the same with these delectable seasonal flavors. Bring containers to take home any creations you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4367
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 611 -- Great Gnocchi at Home -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

Who can resist fresh, handmade gnocchi? Discover the secrets of creating traditional potato gnocchi along with some delicious variations made with semolina or ricotta (gnudi). Learn how to properly roll and cook these classic dumplings. Perfect your method for making three great sauces—pesto, tomato, and brown butter—that pair perfectly with gnocchi. Recipes include traditional potato gnocchi with brown butter and sage, Gnocchi Gnudi with hazelnut pesto and goat cheese, and semolina gnocchi with tomato sauce and olives. Bring take-home containers for anything you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4363
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEFO 613 -- Amazing Asparagus -- May. 4 to May. 4

Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, you’ll explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy asparagus soup, herb frittata with asparagus and goat cheese, handmade pizza with roasted asparagus and ricotta cheese, and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you don’t sample in class.

Registration Code = CRN 4368
Meeting dates = May. 4 to May. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Margaret Steele
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEHF 457 -- Design Your Best Garden -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

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 4166
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #101
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $39
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

Congratulations, someone’s getting married! The date is approaching fast and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs 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.

Registration Code = CRN 4178
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $29
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes.

Registration Code = CRN 4177
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 376 -- Fly Fishing: Introductory Workshop -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

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 4321
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Chuck Hawkins
Cost = $75
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 21 to Jun. 9

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, 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.

Registration Code = CRN 4173
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-08:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $95
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 480 -- Vinyasa Flow Yoga -- Apr. 25 to Jun. 6

We’re giving you a reason to wake up early! Celebrate the morning in this dynamic system of practicing asana which integrates breath and movement in a slightly heated room. Build heat, endurance, strength and flexibility, and increase circulation. Sun salutations, creative sequencing, breath flow, and a fun playlist will give you an invigorating start to your day. All are welcome, though a general knowledge of the postures is helpful. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 4197
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00AM-07:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 481 -- Warm Yin Yoga -- Apr. 27 to Jun. 8

Come into relaxation and stillness, by stimulating the connective “yin” tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that are not typically explored in a more active style of practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga, as well as to active exercise such as running and cycling. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. All levels welcome. Meets at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 4200
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Jun. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30AM-07:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 485 -- Aerial Fit -- Apr. 18 to May. 16

FLY like the Circus Stars—while working out! Use a variety of circus equipment (aerial hammock, hoop, trapeze, balance boards, etc.) and your own body to create resistance for an agility, strength, and mobility workout that FEELS LIKE FLYING! This low impact workout employs 3-dimensional movement to not only have you sweating, but also building stamina and lean muscle in no time! You’ll enjoy a fun fitness atmosphere, regardless of where you are on your journey. Each exercise is scalable to appropriately challenge all students—no experience necessary! Meets at Water’s Edge Gymnastics (971 Lynch Dr., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 4245
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to May. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Kaitlyn Bohnet
Cost = $79
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 488 -- Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Learn how to rig your boat for big lake fishing success. If you are new to downrigger fishing, or simply want to learn more about trolling equipment, system designs, rig set ups and latest techniques, this is for you. Get essential information about mounting and mounting devices, divers, planers, line release, common set up mistakes, comfort and safety, and how to find fish. It’s useful to bring a photo of your boat’s layout with you.

Registration Code = CRN 4329
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $49
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPH 369 -- DIY Probiotics: Bubbly Drinks for the Whole Family -- Apr. 27 to Apr. 27

Replace sugar-laden pop and lemonade drink mixes with delicious fizzy drinks that have less sugar and contain probiotics to boot! Learn to make refreshing fermented drinks with water kefir, kombucha, and whey. Discover how to add natural flavors to these fermented drinks to create your own signature beverages that you will love.

Registration Code = CRN 4283
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Kristel Wiesner
Cost = $49
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- May. 15 to Jun. 12

Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg—a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards 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, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 4254
Meeting dates = May. 15 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Pamela Shaberly
Cost = $69
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 506 -- Birding by Ear -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 22

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 to listen and look for returning spring migrants. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session. Sat., April 22 class is 8-10:30 a.m., in Empire at NPS Headquarters (directions provided at 1st class).

Registration Code = CRN 4220
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 22
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 = $49
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EESA 533 -- Spring Wildflower Exploration -- Apr. 25 to May. 16

NOTE NEW DATES AND TIMES: ---Meets 4 Tues., April 25-May 16, 9 a.m.-Noon. First class meets in University Center Rm. 218, the last 3 classes meet at Treat (Tweddle) Farm, two miles south of Empire in the National Lakeshore. Park at the first corner on Norconk Rd.--- Join this exploration of spring-blooming wildflowers. Learn the parts of a plant, traits of common wildflower families, the common and scientific names of spring wildflowers along with the natural history of the communities that we visit. You will leave with the information and understanding needed to identify common spring wildflowers by sight. Be prepared for 2-3 mile hikes by bringing sturdy shoes, bug spray, hat, water,and a magnifying lens to more easily see characteristics of flowers.

Registration Code = CRN 4416
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to May. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $125
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EESA 564 -- Birding by Ear - A Sequel -- May. 5 to May. 6

Once you’ve been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you’re ready to fly a little further. Increase your birding skills by learning to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning birding experience to apply what you’ve learned. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session. The field trip on Sat. May 6 is 8-10:30 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 4221
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 6
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 = $49
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EESA 590 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (no lunch) -- May. 12 to May. 12

Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in—from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available in mid-April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published. $39 includes lunch, use Code: 4209; $29 bring your lunch, use Code: 4210; (low-income registration is $15, with lunch $10 additional, call 995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 4210
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $29
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EESA 591 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (with lunch) -- May. 12 to May. 12

Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in—from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient box lunch or bring your favorite brown bag for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available in mid-April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. This popular event has sold out the last three times it was held. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published. $39 includes lunch, use Code: 4209; $29 bring your lunch, use Code: 4210; (low-income registration is $15, with lunch $10 additional, call 995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 4209
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $39
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EESA 822 -- Power Foods for the Brain: 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strngthen Your Memory -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

There are 3 metals found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Dr. Neal Barnard, founder of PCRM.org. How are they getting there? Dr. Barnard has analyzed decades of research and has found links to the deadly disease. Learn his 3-step plan to keep your mind sharp and prevent Alzheimer's. Discover why food choices matter, learn how plant-based foods can shield your brain from toxic metals, build your vitamin shield which can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even quite possibly reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The food discussion will be a plant-based approach. Discover and taste some of the best foods for cognitive function in this fun, food demonstration class.

Registration Code = CRN 4222
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Sherry Davis
Cost = $39
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EESA 863 -- Sacred Geometry -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

What is the Fibonacci Sequence? How about The Flower of Life, Fractals, or the Golden Ratio in music and ancient structures? Learn the importance of the circle in nature, the intriguing value of pi, and the history of mathematicians in ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese. Sacred Geometry is considered the mathematical architecture of the universe. Discover these concepts and many more in this engaging lecture and discussion. You’ll come away with a new means of observing the world around you.

Registration Code = CRN 4255
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Norman Spooner
Cost = $39
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EESA 868 -- Opera Notes: Cool Cavaliers -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

These opera briefings will help you get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from State Theatre. Boy sings song—gets girl? Does this work for Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, sung by Russian Baritone Hvorostovsky? Or in the new production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier?

Registration Code = CRN 4296
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $29
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EESA 875 -- April LIFE Luncheon: All Aboar -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

What’s the status of the Traverse City to Ann Arbor passenger train? Why did the TC Dinner Train stop? What materials are currently being transported to and from our region via rails? Get the answers to these questions to feel more on track with local railroads by joining Jim Lively, Program Director at Traverse City Groundwork. $19 with lunch buffet -- use CRN: 4207; $10 without lunch (bring your own) -- use CRN: 4208.

Registration Code = CRN 4207
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
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EESA 875 -- April LIFE Luncheon: All Aboar -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

What’s the status of the Traverse City to Ann Arbor passenger train? Why did the TC Dinner Train stop? What materials are currently being transported to and from our region via rails? Get the answers to these questions to feel more on track with local railroads by joining Jim Lively, Program Director at Traverse City Groundwork. $19 with lunch buffet -- use CRN: 4207; $10 without lunch (bring your own) -- use CRN: 4208.

Registration Code = CRN 4208
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
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EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced introductory session helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $49 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 4048
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-11:30AM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Annie Olds
Cost = $0
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