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  • LIFE Lunch: September 18
    "Ice Caves & Leelanau Splendor"
  • LIFE Lunch: October 23
    "Slabtown & the Lumber Boom"
  • Campus Day: November 20


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"Excellent mix of geography, geology, and nature. Field trip was outstanding - went to areas I would not have otherwise."

Rick Kane
Student in Sleeping Bear Dunes course

LIFE Academy

At NMC's life academy "Learning is forever"

Lifelong learning for age 50 and better, no papers or exams — just excellent discussions and activities. Participants rave about the stimulating and challenging experiences, with the added benefit of meeting others with similar interests.

Something For Everyone

The choices are many, and new topics are added frequently. There are always several classes about to begin. Call (231) 995-1700 to enroll in a course. Ask about our LIFE Discount for Grand Traverse County residents age 62 and over.

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