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Upcoming events

    • Mon, January 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Mon, February 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 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.  



    • Thu, January 07, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, January 28, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
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    First session ~ Hey Diddle Diddle in the Stars

    Rather than being simple ditties meant to amuse children, the nursery rhymes of the middle ages reveal a practice of hiding the esoteric wisdom of the stars in verse, to sustain their influence, especially through challenging times. In this introductionto Star Lore, Mary Stewart Adams will lead us on a delightful journey of learning to know the stars through some of our most well-loved nursery rhymes, together with the history and origin of the rhymes.

    Second session ~ Once Upon a Star

    Once upon a time every star had a name, and in every name was a story. In this session, we will seek the stars in cultural fairy tales from around the world, and how the practice of storytelling with the stars is used to impart moral wisdom by cultivating vivid imaginations in listeners both young and old. 

    Third session ~ Star Lore and Ancient Mythologies

    From rhymes to tales to mythologies, the stories we tell through the ages reveal our understanding of, and relationship to, the world around us. Nowhere is this more evident than in the dramatic mythologies of ancient cultures which were aligned to the stars overhead. We will explore the cultural mythologies of the ancient world, including those of Egypt, Greece, and others, in relation to the stars overhead now.

    Fourth session ~ History of Star Knowledge from Astrology, to Astronomy, to a New Star Wisdom

    From the civilization-forming influence of the stars evidenced in ancient cultures, to the dramatic shift in humanity's relationship to the celestial world dating from the scientific revolution in the 16th century, we arrive in contemporary culture, where light pollution diminishes views of the sky for most of the world's population.  In this session, we will consider the role of star lore in cultivating an appreciation for cultural diversity, and learn about the consequences in human culture, and for the Earth, of being cut off from the stars.

    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.


    • Wed, January 20, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, February 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online
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    Join this online class where you will make some delicious (and secretly nutritious) snacks at home. By incorporating various food groups, your body will enjoy more energy, your taste buds will ask for more, and your wallet will thank you. These three quick homemade recipes will become new favorites.




    • Wed, January 20, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, February 24, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 sessions
    • Online
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    Known also as Copperplate, English Round Hand, or Engravers Script, this style of pointed pen calligraphy evolved from the French Ronde hand in the seventeenth century. Neat, legible and swift in execution, this writing style is perfect for special cards and invitations, or for adding a special touch to everyday journal entries or lists.

    This is an online class. Students are responsible for their own materials.

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    • Thu, January 21, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
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    Many of us experience changes in our involvement with our communities as we age. In fact, we may let some of them go in favor of new ones. Friends may have moved away or died. Family members often scatter and we may have lost a spouse. We are probably retired. Possibly, we are unable to participate in sports we once enjoyed. Perhaps some of our religious views have shifted. What has your experience been? Do you ever feel invisible when you enter a restaurant or a store? What new alliances have you established? What role has Osher played? We have so much to talk about. We will draw on personal experience when a class member is inclined to share. In this discussion-based class, we will read several masterpieces of twentieth-century American literature and gain exposure to many authors. These selections all deal with aging as it affects the dynamics of a community.

    • Thu, January 21, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, February 25, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    This workshop offers an exploration into the nature of human happiness and combines the varied fields of mindfulness, positive psychology, flow, Eastern philosophy, and the classics including Aristotle and Epicurus. The goal for the course is to help students learn to live with a conscious awareness of how they are using and developing their minds, and to become inspired communicators capable of expressing their unique reality through their creativity and imagination.




    • Mon, January 25, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Thu, February 25, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    Using Louise Erdrich's "The Night Watchman" as the launching point, this class will offer a one-hour look at the history of mid-20th century efforts by the federal government--with or without consent--to "terminate" historic tribes and assimilate Native Americans into mainstream American life. "In Washington's infinite wisdom, it was decided that tribes should no longer be tribes, never mind that they had been tribes for thousands of years." After looking at history, the class will continue with an hour of literature, discussing the novel as a piece of contemporary fiction. Readers and history buffs welcome! Participants should read "The Night Watchman" before class begins.




    • Mon, January 25, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Mon, March 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online
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    From the soothing melody of "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder to the wailings of Spaghetti Western themes from Ennio Morricone, the sound of the chromatic harmonica permeates our musical culture. Unlike diatonic harmonicas which can only play the notes of a given scale, a chromatic harmonica can play all the notes of the chromatic scale thanks to a button-activated sliding bar. Begin your chromatic journey with beginning techniques that are reinforced through both weekly exercises, and just playing and having fun. Class is open to all levels. A 21/2 to 4 octave chromatic harmonica with slide is required.




    • Wed, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    International Speaker Series

    Ted Schrecker, Professor of Global Health Policy, Newcastle University (United Kingdom)

    The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation popularized Grand Challenges as a highly biomedical, technologically oriented approach to improving global health.  At this writing, the unprecedented global effort to develop vaccines against SARS-CoV2 appears to have demonstrated the potential of this approach.  At the same time, both the social and economic inequalities that were foregrounded by the pandemic’s unequal impact and the deterioration in public health preparedness that facilitated its rapid spread showed the approach’s limitations. 

    In this presentation, I first argue that these phenomena must be explained with reference to decades of neoliberal globalization, actively promoted by key international actors.  “Building back better” (the phrase used by the OECD and others) will be complicated by such factors as relentlessly rising within-country economic inequality; the magnification of that inequality by many years of fiscal austerity in much of the world; th e ungovernability of ultra-wealth in a borderless financial world; and the widespread deterioration of democratic institutions.  In contrast to the medical model that continues to dominate public health, especially in North America, meaningful efforts to reduce health inequalities in the post-pandemic world will require multidisciplinary, activist perspectives that explicitly recognize social determinants of health inequalities and the policies affecting them.

     

    Ted Schrecker is a Canadian political scientist who relocated to the United Kingdom in 2013, and has now worked in interdisciplinary population health research institutes on two continents that were shut down by the medical schools to which they were attached.   His research interests focus on the political economy of health inequalities, on multiple scales, as they are affected by neoliberal globalization, and on the politics of the evidence-policy interface.  His work has been published in journals including Critical Public Health, Global Public Health, Globalization and Health, Health & Place, Medicine Anthropology Theory, Review of International Political Economy, Social Science & Medicine and Sociology Compass.  From 2005 to 2008 he coordinated the knowledge network on globalization that supported the work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and from 2014-2019 he was co-editor of the Journal of Public Health.  

    • Wed, January 27, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, February 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    Current events have resulted in widespread distress and sleeplessness so that we begin to wonder, is ANYONE able to sleep these days? Join us for a tour of proven behavioral sleep interventions that could help you sleep better during these stressful times. During the first session we will explore techniques that we typically use in clinic for insomnia patients; in the next session we will learn and practice some mindfulness exercises for anxiety and insomnia. This class won't take the place of your medical or psychological care or treatment and is intended for those with situational sleep difficulties related to the pandemic.




    • Thu, January 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    From the civilization-forming influence of the stars evidenced in ancient cultures, to the dramatic shift in humanity's relationship to the celestial world dating from the scientific revolution in the 16th century, we arrive in contemporary culture, where light pollution diminishes views of the sky for most of the world's population.  In this session, we will consider the role of star lore in cultivating an appreciation for cultural diversity, and learn about the consequences in human culture, and for the Earth, of being cut off from the stars.

    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.


    • Thu, January 28, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, March 04, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    Learn to speak the language that's spoken by more people as a native tongue than any other language in the world. Focus is on fundamental tones, the usage of Chinese pinyin, and Chinese syntax as we communicate in basic conversational phrases. Discussions of Chinese culture will be integral to our study. We'll also talk about Chinese characters and how they are constructed.

    Students are responsible for buying text "Discover China Student's Book 1" which is available on Amazon, price varying from $28 - $50.




    • Thu, January 28, 2021
    • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    Do you have the basics of guitar, but need some new songs to play? Join us for a night of Beatles tunes! We'll look at something slow, something fast, something strummed, something finger picked... a good variety of challenges to refine your skills while learning some classic Fab Four songs to sing with your friends and family. Basic guitar knowledge and your own instrument, acoustic or electric, are required.




    • Tue, February 02, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Rules of the Road

    "Why are some people more successful investors than others?

    Luck? Probably not. Do they know a "secret"? Definitely not – because there are no real secrets to investing. But there are rules you can follow to work toward your goals.

     

    Join us for our Rules of the Road presentation. You'll learn:

    • The most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them
    • Investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals
    • What you an do now to prepare for retirement

    Presenter: Bill Hansen
    "As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what you’re working toward before you invest your money. I work directly with you to determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. Whether it is helping a business provide retirement options to their employees, helping a young family save for their children's education, or designing retirement saving strategies to provide more options for when you choose to retire. Myself and my Branch Office Administrator Nicole love guiding our clients and walking along side them to help them reach their financial goals."


    • Tue, February 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tue, February 23, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 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.




    • Wed, February 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Odawa and the Civil War - Company K

    Online presentation by Eric Hemenway

    Company K, of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, was the largest all-Indian regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. Company K fought in some of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. Numerous Odawa from Northern Michigan were part of this unique company, which included the areas of Cross Village and Petoskey. This talk will focus not only on the battles of the Civil War but also the social and political world in which Company K was coming from.

    Group photograph of Company K after the Battle of the Wilderness.

    • Wed, February 03, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    This course will present music designed to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Music will range from sound healing and classical music, to popular songs and enduring standards that warm hearts and evoke nostalgia. In this course, sound healing techniques, live performance demonstrations, and recorded examples will be presented. There will also be information about therapeutic songwriting strategies that can be practiced at home. The course promises to be both informational and entertaining.




    • Fri, February 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    90th District Court Judge Angela Lasher, elected to office by the voters of Emmet and Charlevoix counties in November, is developing a special court to address the unique needs of veterans with legal problems.  She is building on the proven success of a sobriety court for defendants facing second convictions for drunk driving.  Judge Lasher will explain how these programs offer productive alternatives to incarceration.


    • Tue, February 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Retirement by Design

    "Thinking about retirement can bring some questions to mind:

    • What will I do when I retire?
    • Am I saving enough?
    • Will I even be able to retire?

    Join us for our presentation, Retirement by Design. We'll discuss how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies you can use now to help design the retirement you want tomorrow.

    Presenter: Bill Hansen

    "As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what you’re working toward before you invest your money. I work directly with you to determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. Whether it is helping a business provide retirement options to their employees, helping a young family save for their children's education, or designing retirement saving strategies to provide more options for when you choose to retire. Myself and my Branch Office Administrator Nicole love guiding our clients and walking along side them to help them reach their financial goals."


    • Tue, February 09, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tue, March 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    Though travel is restricted at the moment, it is the perfect time to look forward to the future and prepare yourself for your next trip abroad! Learning the basics of the language and customs of any foreign country is a great start. In this class, we will learn essential Japanese words and phrases to make your travels to Japan more pleasurable. Class will cover common greetings, vocabulary, and Kanji necessary to navigate your way around Japan, purchase a train ticket, and order sushi. We'll also spend time learning about the unique culture and customs of Japan to scratch that unfulfilled travel-itch we've all been feeling.




    • Wed, February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, March 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
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    map of France

    Tackle your future French vacation without fear in this all-inclusive approach to travel in francophone countries. Though travel is restricted at the moment, you can take the time now to learn the phrases and vocabulary necessary to be successful while shopping, reading a metro plan, and ordering the ever delicious pain au chocolat. In addition to terminology, this course will provide insight on French culture and customs - how a tourist acts can greatly enhance their vacation. While learning tips and tricks for traveling abroad, you will feel like you are strolling the streets of France, fulfilling your wanderlust from the comfort of your own home. All levels are welcome in this class, so come join us for a virtual trip overseas!




    • Wed, February 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wed, March 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
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    Sleep has been shown to provide athletes with a "unique competitive advantage," which can lead to extraordinary performances, both on and off the field of competition. In this course, we will review the evidence and use evidence-based techniques to help you develop your own sleep-based sports improvement strategy. We will train in sleep extension, sleep quality improvement, learning in sleep, and "staying positive." One does not have to be a world class athlete to benefit from sleep interventions; everyone can improve from their starting point. Participants should be aware that a critical part of performance improvement is treating clinical sleep disorders; this course will not take the place of medical or psychological care or treatment.




    • Thu, February 11, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    Register
    This two-day class will cover the use of a conference calling program called Zoom. This online program provides a great way to stay connected with others. The class will show you how to create your own account, how to set up meetings and how to use the settings to your personal preference, along with the fun features of Zoom to maximize your online experiences.




    • Thu, February 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    History Mystery

    What do you do when a mysterious puzzle walks through your door? The Little Traverse History Museum received a donation of four boxes that came from a house on Jennings Street in Petoskey that has since burned down. Co-Executive Directors Dylan Taylor and Jane Garver spent months piecing together the story of the family based on photographs, letters, and news clippings. They will take you through the process of discovery and share stories of a former Petoskey mayor, the fractured world after the Great War, a possible murder, and a secret marriage.  



    • Tue, February 16, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Time Matters: A Woman's Retirement Outlook

    "Are you ready? Worried? Eager?

    Just reading the word "retirement" may raise a mix of emotional responses for you – both excitement and anxiety.

    Time Matters: A Woman's Retirement Outlook is specifically tailored for women who are getting ready for or have recently transitioned to retirement.

    During this special program, we'll:

    • Discuss retirement income strategies, including perspectives around Social Security and making your retirement savings last.
    • Address how to prepare for the unexpected, including market risks and the impact of rising costs."

    Presenter: Bill Hansen

    "As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what you’re working toward before you invest your money. I work directly with you to determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. Whether it is helping a business provide retirement options to their employees, helping a young family save for their children's education, or designing retirement saving strategies to provide more options for when you choose to retire. Myself and my Branch Office Administrator Nicole love guiding our clients and walking along side them to help them reach their financial goals."


    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    As a photographer, your images are the most important intellectual property that you own. Depending on your business or hobby, you may be generating thousands of "original works of authorship" per year and you want to trust that your photographs will be used only after you've given permission. What happens when you find one has been misused or passed off as being created by someone else? Learn your rights and how to protect yourself in both digital and analog domains from an attorney who specializes in copyright and intellectual property law. Topics include: ownership and authorship of intellectual property, online enforcement and defense of copyrights, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)




    • Thu, February 18, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thu, February 25, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Is pest control one of your least preferred garden tasks? Do you wish to move to a more organic approach to your yard maintenance? In part, permaculture is a sustainable technique that uses plants to maintain your pest control. Join us in a virtual class to learn 30 helpful plants that will keep your yard healthy with minimal effort.




    • Fri, February 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    Redistricting the New Way.  In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the “Voters Not Politicians” constitutional amendment, which makes a commission of 13 randomly selected citizens responsible for drawing district lines for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress.  The Secretary of State serves as the secretary without a vote of the commission and administrator of the new redistricting process. Sally Marsh, director of special projects for the Michigan Department of State, explains the process and what it will mean for Michigan voters.


    • Mon, February 22, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Mon, March 29, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    Register

    So you've written a book. Now what? Approaching the publishing world can be a lonely and daunting task. This class will give you a jump start by providing the knowledge and skill required to navigate the world of agents and publishers. It is recommended (but not necessary) that you bring a finished piece of work you are trying to place. This is a workshop heavy class, where we'll polish your pages and develop a plan to give you the best chance in the great publishing hunt.




    • Tue, February 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?

    "If you are nearing or entering retirement and are interested in a strategy designed to help build an income stream and make your retirement income last, join us for What Happens After the Paychecks Stop? A retirement income primer.

    We'll explore how to budget for retirement expenses, examine potential sources of retirement income and identify ways to address potential risks."

    Presenter: Bill Hansen

    "As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time in understanding what you’re working toward before you invest your money. I work directly with you to determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. Whether it is helping a business provide retirement options to their employees, helping a young family save for their children's education, or designing retirement saving strategies to provide more options for when you choose to retire. Myself and my Branch Office Administrator Nicole love guiding our clients and walking along side them to help them reach their financial goals."


    • Tue, February 23, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tue, March 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    Register