Upcoming events

    • Mon, September 13, 2021
    • Mon, November 15, 2021
    • 10 sessions
    • Online
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    Build a meditation practice intended to bring peace and connectedness
    into your daily  life. Cultivate the skills to calmly be in the
    present moment. Now more than ever we must turn inward to find the
    peace we so deeply crave. Meditation and the art of slowing down is
    the ancient wisdom needed to heal our modern lives.

    Learn yogic philosophy, discover the support of a spiritual community, better
    yourself, reduce stress and anxiety. Discover your self-worth!
    Students are empowered through lecture, guided meditation, breathing
    techniques, home practice and open discussion. Appropriate for
    beginners and anyone looking to deepen their meditation practice.


    Tiffany Lenau discovered her passion for yoga in the early 90's and developed a strong personal practice in the years to follow. She holds certifications in both Ashtanga and Kripalu lineages and is the director of Yoga Roots and Healing Arts, a sacred space for healing, peace and presence in Petoskey, Michigan. Tiffany is the founder of Be the Love Yoga Teacher Training School and is passionate about training teachers. She always enjoys the depths, it's a truly transformational experience for her students. 

    Tiffany believes that yoga is for every BODY, offering fun, mindful and creative flows for ages "4 to 104" making the practice accessible to all. Tiffany offers chair, acro, partner, kids, laughter yoga, yoga nidra and sound healing. She teaches everything from a gentle/restorative to a power vinyasa, numerous styles of meditation, and pranayama breath-work. She has lectured on forgiveness and choosing love as a guiding force for business groups and college courses. 

    Tiffany is the creator of Ananda Festival an annual celebration of yoga, music, meditation and healing arts in Wolverine, Michigan. Her intention is to introduce more meditation, sound healing and sacred music to her community, and to support fellow healing artists.

    Tiffany is a practicing Reiki Master and Integrated Positional Therapist. She has developed a one-on-one healing practice which includes personalized yoga instruction, energy-work, body-work and sound healing. In these sessions clients discover a better understanding of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing process. Balance, clarity, connection and peacefulness describe the holistic experience she provides.

    As a survivor of sexual assault, Tiffany is passionate about creating healing spaces and retreats for other trauma survivors. She finds solace in gardening, art, large bodies of water, like-hearted people and mother nature.  



    • Tue, October 12, 2021
    • Sat, November 06, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    Find your unique poetic voice in this collaborative writing workshop. Learn the basic elements of poetry while using the works of contemporary poets as a guide to create your own poems. Through writing, class discussion, and instructor feedback, you will work on creating at least one polished poem. All levels of writing/poetry experience are welcome.


    • Thu, October 14, 2021
    • Thu, November 11, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    Learn the language of warmth and passion. We'll cover the basic conversational skills you'll need to travel in Italy while learning about the people, art, and culture of this fabulous country. This class is designed to be repeated as often as you wish.*

    *Students must purchase two texts: "Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide (Second Edition)" by Edoardo A. Lebano and any Italian to English dictionary (you will use this a lot so purchase one you feel comfortable using).



    • Sat, October 16, 2021
    • Sat, November 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    Your smartphone is an advanced photo-taking device, but do you know how to take advantage of everything it has to offer? Come learn how to create breathtaking photos in this fun and informational class. Learn tactics used by the pros such as basic settings, shooting techniques, and how to tell a story with an image. We'll also learn finishing and display techniques so you can impress your family and friends with your smartphone savvy.


    • Tue, October 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • NCMC Nature Area & classroom CCE-536
    • 0
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    Foraging for Wild Herbs

    Sierra Bigham, Certified Herbalist, Wild Harvester, and owner of Bear Earth Herbals, will lead a walk in the woods to learn about wild plants and their properties. This walk will cover plant identification, ethical harvesting, herbal remedy preparation and much more. Bring a notebook and gear for fall weather. From 6:30 pm - 7 pm we will go inside to classroom CCE-536*.

    *Masks are required indoors at NCMC, regardless of vaccination at this time.


    • Thu, October 21, 2021
    • Thu, November 11, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    The Stars in Human Biography

    Looking at humanity's relationship with the stars through the lens of the cultural arts is an engaging process that is undertaken not in order to predict the future, but to re-enliven a sense of being an integral part of something greater than the mundane self. In these four sessions, Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams will offer a basic introduction to the star pictures that over-arch every human biography, together with the planetary rhythms that unfold in the course of each life.

    First session ~ Oct. 21st - The Zodiac. Ancient cultures experienced the speaking of the stars as the most sacred word, referred to as the “astro-logos,” or astrology. Out of this experience they developed a science that related the divine in the human being to the divine in the cosmos. In this first session, we will be introduced to the constellation regions of the zodiac where they found this divine; the qualities and elements associated with each region; and the different systems for aligning the zodiac to the calendars used by humanity on the earth, which include the tropical, sidereal, and heliocentric zodiacs.

    Second session ~ Oct. 28th - The Classical Planets. While the physical structure of the human form is aligned to the constellations of the zodiac, we learn from ancient cultures that the inner organs of the human being are aligned to the rhythmic nature of the planets. There are seven classical planets that can be seen with the naked eye, including sun and moon. In this session we will consider the qualities of the planets and how these qualities are nuanced depending on where they are in the zodiacal regions of the sky.

    Third session ~ Nov. 4th - The Sun, the Moon, and the Ascendant. According to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, on earth we live in the sub-lunary world. And as earth’s only natural satellite, the moon orbits around us as though weaving a beautiful garment of protection, like a guardian between what lives on earth and what lives in the celestial cosmos. In this session we will consider the phases of the moon, the metonic cycle of the moon, the role of the moon’s nodes in the destiny of the individual, and other magical mysteries.

    Fourth session ~ Nov. 11th - The Horoscope. The first three sessions of our working together address the stars, the planets, and the moon in space, and now we will consider the star picture overhead at the moment of an individual‘s birth, which requires organizing all of these celestial objects in time. We will cast a simple horoscope so that participants can experience the depth of knowledge required of the ancients in their quest to understand how the human being is related to starry worlds. The intent is that by the end of all four sessions, participants will have a deepened understanding of how the ancient science of the stars developed through the ages and can be discovered in an ongoing way in contemporary culture.

    The Storyteller’s Night Sky is the work of Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams, host of the weekly public radio segment and podcast of the same name, and who, as a global advocate for starry skies, led the team that established the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world in 2011 at the Headlands, in her home state of Michigan.

    Mary has received numerous honors for her work advocating for dark skies, combining her extensive knowledge of ancient mythologies with nearly 40 years of researching anthroposophy, with a particular emphasis on the human experience of starry worlds as it is expressed in the astrology of the ancients, the astronomy of the scientific revolution, and the astrosophy that has developed through an application of spiritual science to the relationship between the human being and the cosmos. She travels far and wide teaching her humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world around us, and the cultural influence of star knowledge through the ages.

    • Fri, October 22, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • NCMC Library Conference Center
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    Rural Broadband

    A century ago, rural electric cooperatives were created to bring electricity to areas that large electric power companies considered too uneconomical to serve. Today, history is repeating itself, except with broadband. Julie Bailey of Great Lakes Energy will explain how her company’s subsidiary, TrueStream, is bringing the internet to rural areas across northwest Michigan and how it is changing rural life.

    Attendance fee includes a buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 am.

    Note: At this time, masks will be required when inside NCMC facilities.

    Julie Bailey, Great Lakes Energy

    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    Odawa Art in Vienna

    This piece was created in Cross Village in the 1850s and is housed in Vienna, Austria

    The Welt Museum Wien has a large collection of Odawa art from Northern Michigan, dating from the mid 1800s. These amazing and rare pieces not only reflect an important time in Odawa history but some are on permanent display at the museum.

    Eric Hemenway Bio:
    Eric is an Anishnaabe/Odawa from Cross Village, Michigan. He is the Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian, a federally recognized tribe in northern Michigan. Eric works to collect and preserve historical information for LTBB Odawa. That information is used to support the LTBB government and create educational materials on Odawa history, such as: exhibits, signage, publications, presentations, curriculums and media. Eric has worked on numerous repatriations of native, human remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). He is a former member of the NAGPRA Review Committee and currently sits on boards for the Michigan Historical Commission and Little Traverse Conservancy.

    • Tue, October 26, 2021
    • Tue, November 16, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    So you want to start your own podcast? Well, this is the perfect course for you! This course has been created to show the beginner podcaster everything they need to record, edit, publish, and grow their very own podcast. Join us to learn the entire process of creating a podcast, from idea to launch. Learn how to choose subject matter, what equipment you need to create a quality podcast, how to record, how to edit, how to find sponsors, and how to publish your podcast to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and tons of other audio outlets. No more piecing together information off the Internet, no more throwing away money on outdated podcasting books or wasting money on the wrong podcast equipment. If you've ever wanted to start your own podcast, this is the class for you.




    • Mon, November 01, 2021
    • Mon, November 22, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    If you are looking to spice up your home-cooking repertoire, look no further than this class on cooking the Mediterranean and Egyptian way! We'll explore some of the healthiest traditional Egyptian recipes along with instruction on how to prepare them. Learn about spices that have been used for hundreds of years and discover how to incorporate them into your own recipes. Learn how to make dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with rice and vegetables), musakka (an eggplant dish), and hawawshi (Egyptian meat pie)!*

    Click here for ingredient list

    *We hate canceling classes, but sometimes there are forces outside of our control. Please keep this in mind as you purchase supplies and hang onto your receipt.

    • Wed, November 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
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    Charlevoix Hotels

    The Inn

    Charlevoix has been a Michigan and Midwest resort and vacation destination since the late 1870s, now known around the globe. The history of its hotels is the history of Charlevoix, including having, for over four decades, the second largest hotel in Michigan after the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, called simply The Inn. The first hotel in Charlevoix was established in 1867 from a converted boarding house constructed for dock workers around the end of the Civil War . By 1872 the little building, called the Fountain City House after a passenger steamer that called here often, had grown into the largest hotel between Traverse City and Mackinac, becoming well known around the Great Lakes. From there the parade of hotels began, culminating in the 1920s with almost three times the room rental capacity that the city enjoys today. People flocked to Charlevoix and northern Michigan from every state in the nation and abroad, often because of its salubrious climate and reputation as a haven for allergy sufferers.

    David L. Miles, curator of the Charlevoix Historical Society’s Museum at Harsha House, will be presenting a history of the town’s hotels on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The virtual program includes practically every hotel /major motel that has contributed to Charlevoix’s hospitality industry, with remarkable images from the Historical Society’s collections starting with the Fountain City House, then the first resort association clubhouse days, and up to today. Included will be stories both humorous and hair-raising from an era that vanished in the 1960s, but one that really put Charlevoix on the map over a century.

    Mr. Miles is the recent recipient of two awards from the State of Michigan for his 2020 book Boulders: The Life and Creations of Earl A. Young in Charlevoix, Michigan, a complete illustrated history of Charlevoix’s world-renowned Mushroom Houses, motels, and the Weathervane Inn restaurant building. The Library of Michigan selected it as one of its twenty Michigan-themed Notable Books of the Year, and the Historical Society of Michigan recently granted Boulders a State History Award 2021 in the Books: Private Printing category.


    • Thu, November 04, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online
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    The person who wins the interview gets the job--it's that simple. In this essential course, you will learn how to minimize common fears, how to answer tough questions, the WIIFM approach to interviewing, STAR answers, what to ask/not ask, how to handle illegal questions, and other valuable tips to help you stand out from the crowd.


    • Thu, November 04, 2021
    • Thu, November 11, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Unearthing the secrets of self-publishing does not have to be a time-consuming, research-laden mission. If you want to get your book out quickly, this class is for you. It tells you only what you need to know by systematically walking you through the self-publishing process, using practical examples you can apply to your own manuscript. By the end of the workshop, you will know exactly what it takes, and how much it costs, to self-publish your own book.*

    *Students must purchase their own copy of "The Memoir Midwife: Nine Steps to Self-Publishing Your Book" by Stacy Dymalski. We hate canceling classes, but sometimes there are forces outside of our control. Please keep this in mind as you purchase supplies and hang onto your receipt.


    • Thu, November 11, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NCMC Tech Building, Room 218
    • 24
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    Computer Basics for Veterans*

    This class is free to students, paid for by the Emmet County Veteran’s Affairs.

    If you need help registering for this class call Donna Cannon at 231-348-6705.

    Join Instructor Howard Bates, NCMC Adjunct Faculty for a hands on lesson on computers and navigating the internet. *This course is only available to Veterans.

    Currently, masks are required in all NCMC facilities, so please come prepared to wear one. It will be posted at the entrance if they are still required when this class is held.

    Content:

    • Turn on and off a computer
    • Logging into Windows
    • Opening a web browser and basic web browser “tour”
    • Using URL’s and bookmarking pages
    • Using a webcam
    • Practicing safe internet usage
    • Setting up a Google email account

    Technical building is #4 on the map below, parking is at PL 7 also shown on map,

    *For orientation purposes: Building 1 is the NCMC main entrance. Click here for the printable map


    • Fri, November 12, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • NCMC Library Conference Center
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    Storms, Sun, Snow and a Little Smoke

    Patrick Bak, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Gaylord office, will review the weather phenomena of summer 2021 and offer some clues as to what to expect during the winter ahead.

    Attendance fee includes a buffet lunch beginning at 11:30 AM.

    Patrick Bak, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for NWS

    • Tue, November 16, 2021
    • Tue, December 07, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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