For more local adult education opportunities, please visit the Bay View Association website.

Upcoming events

    • Tue, March 05, 2024
    • Sat, June 15, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom, and on location
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    In cooperation with

    Combining Solar with Agriculture Series

    Solar arrays to generate electricity require open space with good exposure to sunlight, and farmland is becoming increasingly attractive for installation of photovoltaic arrays. This raises concerns about a loss of farmland to meet our energy demands. But there is great potential for dual use of the land to install solar energy systems while continuing to use the land for agriculture, a practice that has come to be known as “agrivoltaics.”

    In the virtual seminar we will explore opportunities for combining solar with agriculture, including grazing livestock under solar arrays, planting crops under and between rows of solar panels, and establishing plants to support pollinating insects or provide other conservation benefits. These agrivoltaics options can give farmers multiple income streams from the same parcel and preserve the farmland for generations to come.

    We will place agrivoltaics in the context of our national transition to renewable sources of energy and address some of the concerns that have been raised. We will explore options for combing solar with agriculture in Northern Michigan including installing a system to meet a farms electricity needs, selling electricity to a utility, or leasing the land to a contractor that would sell electricity to the utility. We will also discuss best practices for site preparation and installation of solar energy systems and agricultural options once the solar energy systems are installed.

    In June we will visit the solar array at Pellston Public Schools that provides electricity to the school and their electric buses. They are beginning to establish vegetable and pollinator plantings with the solar array. This will offer an opportunity to see first-hand what must be considered when establishing agrivoltaics at the scale of a homestead or small business.

    ***This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency***

    under award number RMA23CPT0013619


    Larry Dyer will teach the Agrivoltaics series and facilitate discussions in the Farming with Climate Change learning group. Dyer has a doctorate in Entomology from Michigan State University (MSU) and has worked in agricultural ecology, organic agriculture and community-based food systems for over 30 years. He is a Holistic Management® Certified Educator which includes an understanding of holistic planned grazing. He has also taken solar photovoltaics courses from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and has been the lead organizer of a solar group-buy effort in Petoskey, Michigan that resulted in 15 new solar installations in 2022. He has taught several dozen classes at North Central Michigan College and with other non-profit partners.


    Refunds are unavailable for cancellations made within 48 hours of the class

    • Mon, June 17, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC SCRC Bldg - CCE Room 536
    • 9
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                 BLS Skills Testing*

    *The online American Heart Association BLS Provider Course must be completed prior to attending this skills testing and proof (certificate) shown to instructor.

    To purchase the online course Click here.

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

    What does the skills testing evaluate?

    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
    • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
    • Important early use of an AED
    • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
    • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
    • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.


    Megan Mainland is an Adjunct Faculty member of North Central Michigan College that has been teaching CPR for over 15 years. She currently monitors other instructors to assure their skills are up to date.

    • Tue, June 18, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • NCMC SCRC Bldg - CCE Room 536
    • 10
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                 BLS Skills Testing*

    *The online American Heart Association BLS Provider Course must be completed prior to attending this skills testing and proof (certificate) shown to instructor.

    To purchase the online course Click here.

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

    What does the skills testing evaluate?

    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
    • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
    • Important early use of an AED
    • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
    • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
    • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.


    Megan Mainland is an Adjunct Faculty member of North Central Michigan College that has been teaching CPR for over 15 years. She currently monitors other instructors to assure their skills are up to date.

    • Tue, June 18, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18A,18B & 18C
    • 0
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    “Scrap Fish” in Fused Glass

    Come to the “Glassroom” at NCMC and make a cute “Scrap Fish”! You’ll design and assemble your own 5-6” decorative fishy using colorful glass scrap. They look great in windows, on walls, or swimming freely suspended from the ceiling. There’s no cutting required. Glass artist Heidi Reichenbach Finley makes this a super-fun, relaxed, and social event with friendly guidance for even the most glass-squeamish beginner. Fused glass is different from blown glass—you won’t be near the heat. Your creation will later be expertly fired smooth in the college kiln room by Heidi.

    These make great gifts, and you may decide to make more than one for a smaller additional fee. As with all of Heidi’s classes, participants need no prior experience in glass or art of any kind to be successful. Really!

    Completed fishies will be available for pick-up at the college several days later and ready for hanging. Shipping is available.

    Additional information for students: There is no supply list for students. Though participants won’t be cutting or breaking glass, eye protection is available in the glassroom,   The instructor will provide safety guidelines and support for proper handling of glass. Please dress for work and wear closed-toe shoes. Questions? Students may contact the instructor anytime at midwestartist@msn.com or (260) 667-8719

    No drop ins. At the latest, students must register prior to the day of class and should arrive on time for class, so as to receive adequate instruction.

    Intended for adults age 18 and up. Children 12-17 may register and participate under the close supervision of a registered adult participant.

    Cancellations are non-refundable within 24 hours of this event.


    Heidi Reichenbach Finley

    Heidi Reichenbach Finley is a professional artist and art instructor in Petoskey, Michigan. She revels in sharing fine art and traditional crafts with students of all ages. An oil painter living in Petoskey, Michigan, Heidi is one of only a few professional Turkish marbling instructors in the nation. Aside from local instruction,  Heidi has taught at various centers in Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, and beyond. Fused glass is Heidi’s current obsession. She offers many classes and private instruction, such as Turkish marbling, acrylic pour, and fused glass in her spacious west Petoskey home-studio. To learn more about Heidi and her teaching, please visit midwestartist@msn.com 

    • Tue, June 18, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • NCMC SCRC Bldg - CCE Room 536
    • 9
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                 BLS Full Provider Course

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

    What does the skills testing evaluate?

    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
    • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
    • Important early use of an AED
    • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
    • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
    • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

    Cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of this event.


    Megan Mainland is an Adjunct Faculty member of North Central Michigan College that has been teaching CPR for over 15 years. She currently monitors other instructors to assure their skills are up to date.

    • Tue, June 18, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online
    • 25
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    Instant Piano

    In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. The chord method is LOTS of fun and dramatically easier to learn than reading notes. Fee includes the online book, online follow up lessons, a recording of the class and also an optional periodic question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom and is partly hands on instruction and partly lecture demonstration.


    Craig Coffman
    Craig is an experienced piano and guitar instructor, professional pianist and music director. He has over 30 years experience teaching piano privately. His piano and guitar seminars, offered through Community Colleges and Community Education Programs, have been attended by over 30,000 students throughout Arizona, Minnesota and the United States over the last 27 years. He has a degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Illinois (where he also studied piano) and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • John M. Hall Auditorium, 1725 Encampment, Bay View, MI
    • 57
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    Bay View History Tour

    Have you ever driven on US 31 and passed those charming Victorian cottages and wanted to know more? Now is your chance to step inside the Bay View campus with a resident tour guide. Bay View Association is a National Historic Landmark right in your back yard! Now is your chance to see first hand where our programming takes place. Your tour will begin at Hall Auditorium and stroll through campus, while talking about the history of the buildings and taking a peek inside some of them too! Wear comfortable shoes and be educated and entertained on this Northern Michigan treasure. Bring a guest (registration required) and experience summer with US!


    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • North Central Michigan College
    • 28
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    Join North Central President Dr. David Roland Finley and his wife, Heidi, on a guided tour of the Harris Gardens*. Learn more about the College’s Harris Gardens and a few of the 26 sculptures by internationally renowned artists.

    Meet in the College’s Library lobby.

      

    *Jack Harris started the Mole Hole gift shop in Petoskey. Soon, the Mole Hole was to become a successful franchise with more than 200 stores operating nationwide.

    Jack, wanting to share his success and love of art, gave generously to North Central Michigan College, transforming the campus into a large, beautifully landscaped sculpture garden to be enjoyed by all. In 2012, Jack provided generous funding for the new, state-of-the-art, Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center on the NCMC Campus.

    Jack Harris, 85, passed away on April 9, 2013 at his home in Naples, Florida. Thanks to his generosity, Jack left a living legacy of art for future generations to enjoy.

    • Thu, June 20, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online
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    In partnership with:

    Sail on board the RMS Titanic and discover the legacy that still captures hearts and minds over 112 years later. Returning as the third part in a series, this class focuses on life onboard the "Ship of Dreams''. Get a glimpse into the world of 1912 and the lives of pas­ sengers. Discover how the Edwardian lifestyle impacted Titanic's daily activi­ ties, ship interiors, and dining. Explore the events and passenger accounts on its first days at sea, leading to that fateful night of April 14, 1912.

    Cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of this event.


    Sheryl Rinkol, Director of Titanic Education and Engagement for E/M Group, is the author of Titanic Today and founder of Titanically Speaking. She has studied and taught Titanic for 40 years, in­cluding four OLLI classes.


    Ross Mumford is the Education Coordinator for E/M Group and a for­ mer 4 th grade teacher. He has taught 15 dif­ferent Titanic classes across many age levels, including 3 OLLI presentations.

    • Sat, June 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Leeward Drive, off Oden Island Road, Petoskey
    • 0
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    Oden Island Preserve Hiking Tour with Brad Von Blon

    Brad will discuss the moss and lichens during a hike of this beautiful property. A successful fundraising effort in 2000 resulted in the Conservancy’s purchase of this large, undeveloped waterfront property. The acquisition closed the door on a controversial 34-unit subdivision proposed for the site. Now the preserve helps maintain the water quality of Crooked Lake, which lies near the upper portion of the Inland Waterway, a 40-mile navigable waterway that boaters can take into Lake Huron at Cheboygan.