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Upcoming events

    • Wed, April 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • NCMC Main Library, 1515 Howard Rd., Petoskey
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    International Speaker Series:

    Expanding Educational Access to Forcibly Displaced Students

    How can institutional infrastructures of universities be leveraged to expand college education to forcibly displaced students?

    Conflict-and-climate-induced disasters around the world affect millions of people every year, forcing many to leave their homes. These devastating events generally result in children and college-age youths being driven out of schools and campuses to refugee camps, forcing many of them into engaging in questionable activities, such as joining a rebel organization.

    College campuses around the world are presented with a daunting responsibility to create educational opportunities to address the plight of the forcibly displaced college-age youths languishing in places where educational opportunities are already limited. This presentation, led by Prakash Adhikari, describes implementation of a student-led educational exchange program called Global Classroom that is designed to provide college education to refugees living in the Dzaleka Refugee camp in Malawi, Africa.

    Prakash Adhikari is a professor of political science at Central Michigan University. His areas of research and teaching lie at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics with a specific focus on forced migration and transitional justice. His work has received several awards, prizes, and funding, including a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Adhikari has published several articles and book chapters in places such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, and Oxford University Press, among others. His ongoing research looks at integration of resettled refugees into American society and the implications of forced migration on international security.

    • Tue, April 30, 2024
    • Tue, May 21, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Student Community Resource Bldg #550
    • 8
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    Gentle yoga relieves stress, increases flexibility, calms the mind, and strengthens the body. It's performed at a slower pace, with less extreme positions. This one-day a week, 4-week class is designed with gentle floor-based sequences with some standing positions helping you relax the muscles fully, integrating mind, body, and spirit, bringing ease to the breath, and tuning into the nervous system's healing capacity. Yoga is for every BODY-tall, small, big, tiny, young, old, and gender fluid. It truly is a way to move your body for every person on this planet. The purpose of the class is to create a space for all ages, abilities, and body types to move their bodies in a healthy and safe environment. This practice is open to all levels.


    What to bring:  Yoga mat and water bottle


    Cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of the start of this class

    Jennifer Lovely

    Jennifer is a recovering healthcare professional. It wasn't until she had her own health issues that she realized the "care" in Healthcare was missing. After 20 years in the industry, Jennifer decided to take the leap into Wellness Coaching. To her it's been the most rewarding career. Seeing people change their lives and experience freedom from within has been a beautiful thing for Jennifer to witness. She's learned a lot throughout her time caring for people this way, learning one consistent thing is that people want to be seen, heard, and truly cared for. As part of overall wellness, knowing that exercise needs to be a key component and that it takes a lot of work to get started from ground zero. If exercise is already part of your life, you are one step closer to having the puzzle pieces fit together for overall health. Yoga offers nurturing, kindness, and compassion for the body, no matter what stage you are at when beginning the practice. Yoga is for every BODY-tall, small, big, tiny, young, old, and gender fluid. It truly is a way to move your body for every person on this planet. Jennifer wants to create a space for all ages, abilities, and body types to move their bodies in a healthy and safe environment. The wonderful thing about changing careers later in life is that Jennifer CHOOSE to be here and help people find their peace and freedom from within.

    • Wed, May 01, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Charlevoix Historical Museum - 103 State St, Charlevoix
    • 16
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    Celebrating Charlevoix Historical Museum

    In celebration of International Museum Day and its theme for 2024 - “Education and Research", go behind the scenes and learn how the Charlevoix Historical Museum is able to take astonishing amounts of written and photographic information and turn it into the award winning publications and exhibits they are known for. 

    Attendees will learn from Trevor Dotson, Museum Manager of Operations, how the museum attains its ongoing stream of important acquisitions and logs them into digital files for ready access for the public and Museum to use for investigative purposes. Ole Lyngklip, member of the Museum Board of Directors, will hone in on the preserving of museums growing library of photographic archives--a mammoth process the size of which is mindboggling. To complete the presentation museum curator David Miles will give an overview of how the museum puts all of this to work in the form of multiple (even award-winning) publications, exhibits, events, PowerPoint lectures and programs for the community and surrounding area.


    After the presentation, attendees will tour the new and popular exhibit titled "The Maritime History of Charlevoix—The City on Three Lakes".  The museum officials will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and answer questions. Also included in the tour will be the Harsha house itself, home of the museum and 3 Victorian period rooms, with many fascinating local historical artifacts.

    Refunds are unavailable for cancellations within 48 hours of the tour.

    • Thu, May 02, 2024
    • Thu, May 30, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
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    A Beginners Guide to Personal Finance 5-Week Series

    The world is rife with information on personal finance and opinions abound. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Join us for this weekly lunchtime series to learn the whens, whys and hows of personal finance so that you can take control of your financial well-being.

    5/2: Where to Start with your Money

    This introduction to financial basics will discuss the importance of goal setting and financial planning; touch on the basics of budgeting, managing debt and credit, investing and saving; and talk about establishing good habits for the future. You will also have a chance to ask your own personal questions. This is the 1st in a 5-part personal finance series so snag your spot today!

    5/9: Investing 102: Making the Most of your Savings

    You’ve probably heard of investing in “the market” but do you really know what a stock or a bond even is? There’s a lot of jargon in the financial world that can be confusing plus a lot of news headlines trying to scare you. After this class on stocks and bonds you’ll walk away understanding exactly what a bond or a stock is so that you can know how to put your money to work for you! In this class you’ll learn the different categories of the two investment types and how they are generally used in combination in an investment strategy. You’ll also have a chance to ask your own questions. This is the 2nd in a 5-part personal finance series so snag your spot today!

    5/16: Put your Paycheck to Work

    Learn how to make the most of your paycheck. In this class, you’ll learn ways to uncover “hidden” compensation opportunities you may not know about and take full advantage of employee benefits available to you. We’ll also discuss how to manage your income more effectively so you can find more dollars to help you achieve your financial goals. This is the 3rd in a 5-part personal finance series so snag your spot today!

    5/23: The Hidden Superpowers of Roth IRAs

    Roth IRA, a funny name that has more than meets the eye. You’ve probably heard of these retirement accounts at least in passing but have you ever taken a closer look? You might be surprised at the hidden benefits found in Roth IRAs. From tax advantages to income flexibility, Austin Willson will guide you through an exploration of these hidden superpowers and explain it all using plain English. No clunky jargon or confusing industry speak to decipher here! You’ll also have a chance to ask your own questions. This is the 4th in a 5-part personal finance series so snag your spot today!

    5/30: Planning for Success: The Key Areas of Financial Planning

    A financial plan looks at every element of your financial life to help you understand where you are and where you’re going. During this class we’ll discuss the six pillars of financial planning and how you can examine your current finances and help protect what is important, accumulate wealth, plan for taxes and retirement, and preserve your wealth so you can create a legacy. This is the final class in a 5-part personal finance series so snag your spot today!

    Please note: This presentation will not be recorded.