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

Upcoming events

    • Wed, July 10, 2024
    • Wed, August 07, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • NCMC Iron Horse Cafe
    • 3
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    Line Dancing


    Line Dancing may surprise you with all it has to offer. It can benefit your mental and physical health, including improving your balance and coordination. Line dancing is suitable for all ages, so come along and join the fun!


    ***For ages 18 and above***


    Refunds are unavailable within 48hrs of this class.

    Suzie Cartwright has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and is certified as a Senior Exercise Specialist. She discovered line dancing approximately 15 years ago and has witnessed it’s many health benefits. Suzie began teaching line dancing 5 years ago in Michigan during the summer and Florida in the winter.

    • Thu, July 25, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • SCRC Court 3B
    • 0
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    Join NCMC's own Steve Mindel for an exciting journey into the world of fossils and stones native to our region! In this hands-on class, you will discover the unique fossils and stones found in our area and explore a variety of creative crafts incorporating these natural treasures, including:

    • Coasters
    • Card Holders
    • Fish
    • Magnets
    • Sun Catchers
    • Hearts
    • Michigan Mittens
    • Soap Dishes / Spoon Rests
    • Mushrooms
    • Buddy Stones
    • Turtles
    • Jewelry
    • Epoxy Projects
    • Candle Holders

    Learn essential methods and tools for scrubbing, sculpting, and transforming stones into beautiful pieces of art.


    Enjoy ample time to work on your own unique projects, guided by expert instruction. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, this class offers a fun and educational experience. Come and unleash your creativity with nature's ancient wonders!


    Make this a family adventure! Open to children ages 12 and (up with a registered adult).


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


    Steve Mindel, NCMC Student and Community Resource Center Coordinator

    Steve loves to fish, quilt, make jewelry and play pickleball. His real passion is fossil hunting. He has been the Student and Community resource coordinator for the past seven years. Steve has been married for 38 years to his wife, Jenna, and has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

    • Mon, July 29, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18A,18B & 18C
    • 2
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    The Everything Bowl in Fused Glass


    Design and assemble your very own 5-inch fused glass bowl! 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 twice 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 bowls will be ready for pick-up at the college within a week. 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 

    • Mon, July 29, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18A,18B & 18C
    • 6
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    The Everything Bowl in Fused Glass - Evening Class


    Design and assemble your very own 5-inch fused glass bowl! 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 twice 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 bowls will be ready for pick-up at the college within a week. 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 

    • Wed, July 31, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wed, August 28, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • NCMC Harris Garden
    • 2
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    Outdoor Tai Chi in the Morning


    Tai chi originated as an ancient martial art in China. Over the years, it has become more focused on health promotion and rehabilitation.  It is a practice that involves a series of slow gentle movements and physical postures, a meditative state of mind, and controlled breathing. 

    Research shows that tai chi can help with chronic pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that can improve muscle strength and joint flexibility.

    Join us weekly in the beautiful Harris Sculpture garden at NCMC for this new exercise class.  On rainy days we will move indoors.


    Refunds are unavailable within 48hrs of this class.


    Gretchen Stelter:  Instructor

    Gretchen Stelter is a certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor. Her certification is through the Tai Chi for Health Institute in Australia and the Dr Paul Lam, (MD) program which began in 2005 ( taichiforhealthinstitute.org ). She has been certified since 2012 and recertified every other year, to teach the classes all over the United States and abroad.

    Gretchen teaches classes to those that might be suffering from arthritis, balance issues, Parkinsons, Muscular Dystrophy and for those that want to increase their strength, coordination and over all well-being (mentally and physically).

    • Wed, July 31, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, 3377 U.S. 31 Oden, MI 49764
    • 0
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    This tour is full, but join the waitlist to be contacted if there are any cancellations.