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

Upcoming events

    • Mon, April 25, 2022
    • Mon, June 27, 2022
    • 10 sessions
    • NCMC SCRC Building Room 550
    • 22
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    Spring Stress Reduction Course

    Invite greater calm, ease, and joy into your life with this 8-week course!

    This evidence-based course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is offered at medical centers, hospitals, and colleges worldwide. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has a proven record of reducing stress, illness, and pain.

    Scientific research for MBSR has consistently demonstrated:

    ● Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression

    ● Reduced symptoms of chronic illness and chronic pain

    ● Improved focus, attention, and sleep

    ● Strengthened immune system

    ● Greater empathy and compassion for yourself and others

    ● Increased well-being and self-awareness

    This evidence-based, experiential program is designed to provide participants with practices to foster increased stress management and well-being. The training explores mindful meditation and movement practices and includes an all-day retreat.

    Classes are small. The only requirement is a desire to learn and a willingness to participate.

    Orientation: Monday, April 25, 6:00-8:30 pm

    Classes: Mondays, 5/2, 5/9, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27  6:00-8:30 pm

    All-Day Retreat: Saturday, June 11, 8:45 am-4:30 pm

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

    Instructor, Amy Janssens, MA

    Amy Janssens is a mindfulness educator, MBSR Teacher trained through Brown University, and a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. Amy brings evidence-based practices to reduce stress and increase joy. As a licensed teacher, Amy holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Michigan State University.

    Amy shares practices and tools for self-regulation and self-awareness with children, adults, families, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Michigan. Passionate about teaching and learning, Amy loves to empower others with the tools to show up in the ways they most want and form deeper connections in their lives.

    • Wed, June 01, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Health & Wellness Series

    in partnership with

    Tips to Prevent Common Gardening Injuries as We Age - From a Physical Therapist, Cathy Ingalls PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    After the never-ending winter weather that the Midwest is known for, I think it's important to think warm thoughts. As temperatures start to climb, many people are going to be getting out in their yards and gardens. Although gardening can be therapeutic in itself, it's also an easy way for injuries to pop up.

    Cathy Ingalls PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA 

    Cathy holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Central Michigan University and is a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS). She is also a Certified Expert in Exercise for the Aging Adult (CEEAA).
    • Wed, June 01, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    What to expect for the future of the internet

    Developers, investors and marketers worldwide have snapped to action to capitalize on the future of the internet. Learn what is underway with the rapidly developing Metaverse, a more immersive digital experience – from gaming to socializing, shopping, banking, education and medical care – the next evolution of our digital experience is closer than you might imagine. A clear harbinger of what’s to come, Facebook rebranded itself “Meta” in October 2021 and currently reports 2.87 billion people, or roughly 36% of the world’s population, are using at least one of its core platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger) every day. Suzanne Perry will present a basic overview of the Metaverse, and the cultural transformation wave we can expect to witness in the coming decade.


    Suzanne Perry is President and Owner of Excellent Point, a communications consulting firm focused on engaging and effective business storytelling. Suzanne is a visual data specialist and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with an unbridled enthusiasm for business and cultural trends. Her diverse background has provided insight into a multitude of businesses, operational styles and strategic methodology. She is a passionate speaker with a determination to deliver complicated subject matter in an accessible way. Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Michigan State University and has worked in financial services, strategic consulting, and marketing for companies of all sizes. She has returned to Northern Michigan after 30 years on the East Coast and is very active in the local community.

    • Thu, June 02, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 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.
    • Tue, June 07, 2022
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Begins at the Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis St., Petoskey, MI 49770
    • 0
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    There are many buildings and locations in Petoskey where unexplainable happenings have taken place and continue to take place. Visit these places and hear about the multiple occurrences of sightings and activities and learn about initial happenings that may be responsible for them.

    This walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. It does involve an approximately two-mile walk up and down gently sloping hills. 

    Our guests will also learn the areas’ rich and diverse history that may be contributing to the paranormal occurrences.

    Christopher Struble, the owner of Petoskey Yesterday, is an aficionado of both Petoskey and Hemingway. He is a long time member of the executive board & current President  of the Michigan Hemingway Society. Stop by and see Chris at 306 East Lake Street, Petoskey (the Arlington Jewelers store).

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

    • Tue, June 14, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC Borra Learning Center Room 49B (downstairs)
    • 0
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    Getting Creative with Tarot

    Are you seeking ways to explore your creativity? Expand sources of inspiration?,  Please join us for an interactive, applied workshop on how the imagery and symbols of the Tarot can help! No prior familiarity with Tarot is needed; all you need is a deck and a desire to see how Tarot cards can support or jumpstart your creative projects. Topics explored include how to “enter” a card to draw inspiration, the role of intuition, and storytelling, among others. The workshop is experiential, with plenty of activities to help you get started or go further using Tarot as a creative tool.

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

    NOTE: You will need access to a Tarot deck for this workshop. Please feel free to bring a deck you have; you may also find a wide variety of Tarot cards at Amazon or Etsy.


    Sara Glasgow, Ph.D., Dean of Liberal Arts, NCMC
    Sara has been practicing and sharing her love of Tarot for over thirty years and Norse runes for fifteen years. Through workshops and consultations, she aims to raise awareness of the diverse ways that these systems nurture creativity, meditation, and personal empowerment. She is also a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and has served as the Dean of Liberal Arts at North Central Michigan College since 2014.

    • Wed, June 15, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Central Michigan College
    • 18
    Register


    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.


    • Mon, June 20, 2022
    • Fri, June 24, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • 2600 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City, MI
    • 23
    Register

        

    WORK HARD, PLAY HARD IN TRAVERSE CITY

    In summer 2022, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center) is offering Summer Camp in scenic Traverse City. Over the course of one week, participants will have the opportunity to complete our accelerated five-day Applied Project Management program while experiencing the beauty of northern Michigan in the summer.

    Avoid the high cost and waste of poor planning. A disciplined approach to project management can greatly reduce the pains of project cost overruns, schedule and deployment delays, and decreasing customer satisfaction.

    Following the Project Management Book of Knowledge, this boot camp style course satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional certification (PMP). Participants will learn the tools and techniques for planning, executing, and monitoring strategic initiatives using our exclusive Active Learning Model (ALM) to apply concepts in real-time on a case study. 

    At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

    • Provide a controlled way to respond to strategic opportunities and changing market conditions
    • Create an environment of focused and open project communication
    • Enable your organization to accomplish more in less time by reducing wasted time and rework
    • Provide project visibility using metrics for better decision making and customer service
    • Meet the educational requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional certification exam


    This is the pre-registration page. Once you pre-register you will receive instructions on how to complete your registration and make payment. Cost is $1,950/person.

    MEET THE COACHES:

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    KAREN GOIKE Karen is a certified PMP and Professional Business Advisor with The Center. She formerly worked with Henry Ford Hospital facilitating the roll out of Electronic Medical Records.

    KEVIN OLDS Kevin is a certified Lean Six-Sigma Champion and Professional Business Advisor with The Center. Prior to The Center, he managed international projects for Embraer Executive Jets.

    • Tue, June 21, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC Borra Learning Center Room 49B (downstairs)
    • 0
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    Getting Creative with Tarot

    Are you seeking ways to explore your creativity? Expand sources of inspiration? Please join us for an interactive, applied workshop on how the imagery and symbols of the Tarot can help! No prior familiarity with Tarot is needed; all you need is a deck and a desire to see how Tarot cards can support or jumpstart your creative projects. Topics explored include how to “enter” a card to draw inspiration, the role of intuition, and storytelling, among others. The workshop is experiential, with plenty of activities to help you get started or go further using Tarot as a creative tool.

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

    NOTE: You will need access to a Tarot deck for this workshop. Please feel free to bring a deck you have; you may also find a wide variety of Tarot cards at Amazon or Etsy.


    Sara Glasgow, Ph.D., Dean of Liberal Arts, NCMC
    Sara has been practicing and sharing her love of Tarot for over thirty years and Norse runes for fifteen years. Through workshops and consultations, she aims to raise awareness of the diverse ways that these systems nurture creativity, meditation, and personal empowerment. She is also a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and has served as the Dean of Liberal Arts at North Central Michigan College since 2014.

    • Wed, June 22, 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 5052 M-66, Charlevoix Main entrance
    Register

    Castle Farms of Charlevoix Summer Tour

          


    The tour will begin with a 12 minute video that illustrates the entire history of the property back to its inception in 1918, followed by a 20 minute tram ride around the grounds.  After the tram ride, you will be escorted around the property, while guides share 100+ years of history and stories.  The tour will end at 5:30 and you will have the option to stay for live music, wine and food in their Wine Tasting Room at 6:00. Wine and food costs are not included in the tour fee.

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


    The History:

    Castle Farms was built in 1918 by the acting President of Sears & Roebuck.  He built it as a working dairy farm so he could advertise and test all of the great new farming equipment that the company developed and sold.  He loved castles, so he asked his architect to design the farm to resemble a French, Normandy style Castle.

    Over the years, the Castle became an artist Mecca and concert venue before the current owner, Linda, purchased it in 2001.  She immediately began restoring the facility to its former glory.  The descendants of the Loeb family were so impressed with the efforts that Linda made on the property that they offered her a copy of the original blueprints.  Using those for the remainder of her restoration, Linda and her team were able to rebuild Castle Farms to be historically accurate.

    The Castle is now host to an average of 200 weddings per year, special events & fund raisers, and daily historical tours.  There are now 10 gardens on property, each boasting many different flowers blooming all season long.  The Blacksmith Shop has been turned into a 1918/WWI Museum featuring items from the Sears & Roebuck catalog, complete with advertising page, along with local WWI memorabilia.  

    60 trains run on over 3/4 mile of track throughout Michigan's largest garden railroad.  A model of the Pier Marquette, the train the Loeb family took from Chicago to their summer home in Charlevoix, can be seen pulling into the old Charlevoix Depot in the realistic display.  Many fantasy trains, built on property, run around on tracks weaving up on top of, around, and through a nearby hedge maze.

    There are also collections from castles all over the world, metal work forged on site by the 2nd owner, concert memorabilia, reflection pond, life sized chess sets, and, of course, a dragon!



    • Thu, June 23, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Begins at the Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis St., Petoskey, MI 49770
    • 16
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    Petoskey Remembered Walking Tour

    By 1900, there were approximately 6,000 full time residents and 125,000 summer visitors in Petoskey. The New Arlington Hotel was larger and grander than Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel and the rail stations handled over 100 trains and over 5000 passengers per day in the peak season.

    This tour explains why and how the city grew while visiting historic sites from that time period. It lasts approximately 90 minutes and focuses on the city center (Pennsylvania Park, Lake Street, Mitchell Street, and Howard Street).

    The cool air, fresh water and million dollar sunsets soon made Petoskey one of the nations premiere resort and shopping destinations.

    Where Hemingway chose to recuperate after being wounded in WW1and to begin his career as a professional writer of fiction. Torrents of spring and other writings.

    The Hemingway family frequently visited Petoskey and Ernest lived here in 1919. This tour describes the Hemingways’ Petoskey connections while visiting places they would have known. It also explores how Ernest used his experiences here as inspiration for his first novel, The Torrents of Spring, and other writing.

    There are many buildings and locations in Petoskey where unexplainable happenings have and do take place. Visit these places and hear about the multiple occurrences of sightings and activities and learn about initial happenings that may be responsible for them.

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

    • Mon, June 27, 2022
    • Fri, July 22, 2022
    • online
    Register

    Fast-Track Healthcare EKG Program

    EKG Technician Stand-Alone: EKG Technician Certification
    Class Dates: June 27—July 22, 2022
    Instructor: Dawn Guy, RN, BSN
    Location: Online and NCMC Campus
    Tuition: $1,440

    As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

    • Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
    • Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
    • Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
    • Schedule appointments
    • Transcribe physicians’ interpretations

    Please note: Cancellations are non-refundable.

    See website for more information
    • Tue, June 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC Borra Learning Center Room 49B (downstairs)
    • 0
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    Getting Creative with Tarot

    Are you seeking ways to explore your creativity? Expand sources of inspiration? Please join us for an interactive, applied workshop on how the imagery and symbols of the Tarot can help! No prior familiarity with Tarot is needed; all you need is a deck and a desire to see how Tarot cards can support or jumpstart your creative projects. Topics explored include how to “enter” a card to draw inspiration, the role of intuition, and storytelling, among others. The workshop is experiential, with plenty of activities to help you get started or go further using Tarot as a creative tool.

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

    NOTE: You will need access to a Tarot deck for this workshop. Please feel free to bring a deck you have; you may also find a wide variety of Tarot cards at Amazon or Etsy.


    Sara Glasgow, Ph.D., Dean of Liberal Arts, NCMC
    Sara has been practicing and sharing her love of Tarot for over thirty years and Norse runes for fifteen years. Through workshops and consultations, she aims to raise awareness of the diverse ways that these systems nurture creativity, meditation, and personal empowerment. She is also a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and has served as the Dean of Liberal Arts at North Central Michigan College since 2014.

    • Wed, June 29, 2022
    • Wed, July 27, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • NCMC SCRC Building, room 550 (upstairs)
    • 14
    Register

    Return home to your true self...
    In connection with all of life through the elements, and learn from these raw forces of resilience that live within each cell of our being. You will be guided through trauma-informed simple nourishing movement practices that are intended to support you to deepen your mindfulness in relationship to your body and the environment. You will learn about the systems of the body as they relate to the larger natural systems of our planet Earth and easy techniques to come back to your inner knowing. We will be meeting inside and weather permitting will go outside and connect with the natural environment. We will also connect with others through sharing together in a circle. No previous experience needed. Bring a towel or mat that can get dirty.

    Here’s what you will receive and learn during the 5 weeks:

    • Build up your natural immune system through tapping into your embodied resource and inner medicine
    • Learn simple and powerful movement & breath techniques
    • Learn about and practice cultivating ritual with the elements and the land to deepen your relationship with place and your own personal practice
    • Practice being more alive and present in the moment
    • Learn about feminine and Earth honoring Tibetan Buddhist perspectives and how to transform negative emotional states into generative states
    • Resource your own inner guidance through your body
    • Inquiry sheets and resources to take home and reflect on between sessions
    • Learn tools for decolonization, and embodied trauma healing

    Each week we will explore a different element through our bodies as nature and nature as our bodies . . .

    Week 1 - Earth - Resources - Security and Discovering our Needs vs. Insecurity, Inadequacy and Confusion

    1. Lessons: Structure, Stability, Simplicity, Nourishment, Equanimity and Generosity
    2. Practices: Grounding, Rooting in with our Ancestors, Compassionate Communication
    3. Body Allies: Bones, Connective Tissues, Marrow
    4. Nature Allies: Rocks, Stones, Trees, Roots, Magma

    Week 2 - Water - Intimacy - Safety and Cultivating Trust vs. Fear & Over Intellectualization

    1. Lessons: Flow, Release, Rhythm, E-motion, Mirror-like Wisdom
    2. Practices: Framework for Decolonization as Healing
    3. Body Allies: Blood, Fluids, Notochord, Amniotic fluid
    4. Nature Allies: Water, Rivers, Lakes, Ocean, Ponds, Streams, Rain

    Week 3 - Fire - Community - Sovereignty and Power vs. Craving, Seduction, Lust

    1. Lessons: Presence, Activating Aliveness and Radiant Discerning Compassion
    2. Practices: Embodied Trauma Healing with Polyvagal Theory
    3. Body Allies: Digestive System, Endocrine System, Nervous Systems
    4. Nature Allies: Sun, Stars, Fire, Mycelium

    Week 4 - Air - Expression - Co-Creation and Joyful Collaboration vs. Jealousy, Annoyance, Anger

    1. Lessons: Acceptance, Spaciousness, Expansion, All Accomplishing Wisdom
    2. Practices: Sound Healing
    3. Body Allies: Breath, Lungs, Voice, Vocal Chords
    4. Nature Allies: Wind, Breeze, Tornado, Hurricane

    Week 5 - Ethers - Connection - Union of Bliss & Emptiness vs. Ignorance, Denial, Depression

    1. Lessons: Wonder, Envisioning what's Possible, Surrender, All Embracing and Encompassing Wisdom
    2. Practices: Integrative Closing Ritual
    3. Body Allies: Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Nervous System and Glandular Integration
    4. Nature Allies: Spirit/Source/Divine

    Each Session will include:

    • Grounding and land acknowledgement
    • Short personal check in
    • Sharing about the element as well as body and earth allies of each week
    • Trauma informed movement guidance connecting the body systems to the Earth systems
    • Group circle sharing
    • Invitation to personal practice with nature
    • Song for each element
    • Inquiry worksheet for each element

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


    Hilary Johne Lake, MDiv (she/her/they) is a healing arts community minister and somatic movement therapist and educator who helps people align with their bodies and values in enlivening ways. She welcomes people into embodiment practices that bring awareness, connection and love into their lives.

    She graduated from Harvard Divinity School with an MDiv in Buddhist Ministry and spent time in Thailand, India and Nepal studying Buddhism. She’s certified in Somatic Body Training, Infinity Healing Practice and Walking in Balance an indigenous created and led reconciliation council practice.

    • Thu, July 07, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC Borra Learning Center Room 49B (downstairs)
    • 6
    Register

    Getting Creative with Tarot

    Are you seeking ways to explore your creativity? Expand sources of inspiration? Please join us for an interactive, applied workshop on how the imagery and symbols of the Tarot can help! No prior familiarity with Tarot is needed; all you need is a deck and a desire to see how Tarot cards can support or jumpstart your creative projects. Topics explored include how to “enter” a card to draw inspiration, the role of intuition, and storytelling, among others. The workshop is experiential, with plenty of activities to help you get started or go further using Tarot as a creative tool.

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

    NOTE: You will need access to a Tarot deck for this workshop. Please feel free to bring a deck you have; you may also find a wide variety of Tarot cards at Amazon or Etsy.


    Sara Glasgow, Ph.D., Dean of Liberal Arts, NCMC
    Sara has been practicing and sharing her love of Tarot for over thirty years and Norse runes for fifteen years. Through workshops and consultations, she aims to raise awareness of the diverse ways that these systems nurture creativity, meditation, and personal empowerment. She is also a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and has served as the Dean of Liberal Arts at North Central Michigan College since 2014.

    • Tue, July 12, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hailand/Helstrom Family Nature Preserve, Conway
    • 12
    Register

    Join Little Traverse Conservancy naturalist Brad Von Blon on a trip around the Hailand Nature Preserve to identify many of the trees that call Northern Michigan home. We’ll focus on simple ways to distinguish common species and discover their unique places in our ecosystems. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring shoes that can get muddy! Meet at Parking area (P on map).



    • Mon, July 18, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Health & Wellness Series

    in partnership with

    What to Do About Sudden-Onset Lower Back Pain with Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS


    Have you had an episode of sudden-onset low back pain and didn't know what to do? Then this presentation is for you. Learn how to get yourself back to normal as quickly as possible after you tweak your low back. We'll also discuss dealing with sudden aches and pains at other body regions to help get you back in action.

    Jeff Samyn, PT, OCS, CSCS 
    Jeff earned his B.S. in Psychology and Master's in Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University. He has earned his board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Jeff heads up our Worksite Medicine program, which focuses on ergonomic assessments, job analysis, and Functional Capacity Evaluations. His expertise is in the management and treatment of back and neck pain, peripheral joint rehabilitation, and treating general pain conditions. He has a special interest in working with runners of all ages and ability levels. Jeff and his wife have a daughter, a son, and a black lab named Goose. In addition to spending time with his family, Jeff enjoys mountain biking, fitness training, fishing, snow-shoeing, hiking, and coaching baseball and softball.

    • Wed, July 20, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Petoskey/Harbor Springs
    • 12
    Register

    Spend the day learning the history of our local area and enjoying a ferry ride across Little Traverse Bay. 

    10:30 - 11:30 Tour at the Little Traverse History Museum

    11:45 - 12:15 Ferry Ride to Harbor Springs

    12:15 - 12:30 Stop at the recently restored, 1894 vessel, Aha, in Shay Park

    12:30 - 1:30 Box Lunch 

    1:30 - 2:30 Tour at Harbor Springs History Museum

    2:30 - 3:15 Time on own to explore shops and downtown

    3:15 - 3:45 Ferry Ride back to Petoskey

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


    • Wed, July 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Central Michigan College
    • 14
    Register


    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.


    • Mon, July 25, 2022
    • Fri, August 12, 2022
    • online
    Register

    Fast-Track Healthcare Phlebotomy Program

    Phlebotomy Technician Stand-Alone: Phlebotomy Certification
    Class Dates: July 25—August 12, 2022
    Instructor: Dawn Guy, RN, BSN
    Location: Online and NCMC Campus
    Tuition: $1,700 (Grants and scholarships may be available)

    As a Phlebotomy Technician, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

    • Draw blood from patients and blood donors
    • Evaluate patients’ ability to withstand procedure
    • Explain blood-drawing procedure to patients and answer questions
    • Perform basic point of care testing, such as blood glucose levels
    • Prepare blood, urine and other specimens for testing
    • Verify patient/donor identity
    • Maintain medical equipment such as needles, test tubes and blood vials

    Please note: Cancellations are non-refundable.

    See website for more information

    • Wed, August 10, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • John M. Hall Auditorium, 1725 Encampment, Bay View, MI
    • 40
    Register

    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!
    The museum will be open after the tour, until 2:30 pm.

    • Wed, August 17, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • North Central Michigan College
    • 19
    Register


    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.


    • Tue, September 06, 2022
    • Fri, January 27, 2023
    • online
    Register

    Fast-Track Healthcare Bundle

    CMA Certification, EKG Technician Certification, Phlebotomy Technician Certification

    Class Dates: September 6, 2022 - January 27, 2023
    Instructor: Dawn Guy, RN, BSN
    Location: Online and NCMC Campus

    A medical assistant is a multi-skilled allied healthcare professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory healthcare setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. Common duties of a medical assistant include administrative and clinical tasks like:

    • Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
    • Answering phone calls and questions
    • Assisting providers with exams and procedures
    • Administering injections or medications
    • Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
    • Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
    • Taking patient vital signs

    Please note: Cancellations are non-refundable.

    See website for more information

    • Sat, September 10, 2022
    • Sun, September 11, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18B & 18C
    • 11
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    Turkish Marbling with Heidi Reichenbach Finley           

    Traditional marbling is a historic craft dating back to the 10th century. It is achieved by floating paint on fluid and then transferring these one-of-a-kind designs to paper or fabric. Participants need no prior experience in art whatsoever. Anyone who can follow instructions can be successful in this class. Learn the techniques, tools, and materials that are best for achieving the bright, clear patterns which make marbling special. Day One introduces the craft; familiarizing the student with the necessary chemistry, specialized tools, paper and paint, and includes basic marbling. Day Two offers advanced patterns and some fun substrates, with students encouraged to further develop skills by re-visiting favorite patterns and experimenting individually. Participants can expect to take home 20+ completed papers and fabric samples. Class fee includes use of ALL borrowed tools and equipment, and ALL supplies needed for class. There is no supply list for students or additional fee.

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

    Though aprons are provided by the instructor, please wear unimportant clothing and shoes. Bring rubber gloves if you wish. Marbling is messy fun! Questions? Students may contact the instructor at midwestartist@msn.com or (260) 667-8719

    Heidi Reichenbach Finley

    Heidi revels in sharing the traditional craft of marbling with students of all ages. An oil painter living in Petoskey, Michigan, Heidi is one of only a few professional marbling instructors in the nation. She offers marbling classes and private instruction at her home studio and various teaching centers in Northern Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, CA and beyond.

    Please visit www.marblingsupplies.com or www.marblingsupplies.etsy.com for a glimpse at Heidi’s custom designed marbling supplies, papers, and gift items sold to enthusiasts in 44 countries around the globe.

    • Thu, September 15, 2022
    • Thu, September 22, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
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    Hawks and Eagles of Michigan with Jamie Platt

    Did you know the Great Lakes region is one of the best places on Earth for seeing Hawks? The North American single day record was set here with over 175,000 Broad-Wing Hawks coming through in a single day. Learn when and where to experience this amazing spectacle and how to identify the hawks and eagles you see every day in your own neighborhood.

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

    Jamie Platt is an alumni of Northern Michigan University where he graduated with a degree in Zoology. He has taught or lectured at Washtenaw Community College, Monroe County Community College, Schoolcraft College and the Ann Arbor Adult Education program. He is also the founder of Hell's Birders, a birding organization based in Ann Arbor.

    • Sat, September 17, 2022
    • Sun, September 18, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18B & 18C
    • 12
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    Turkish Marbling with Heidi Reichenbach Finley           

    Traditional marbling is a historic craft dating back to the 10th century. It is achieved by floating paint on fluid and then transferring these one-of-a-kind designs to paper or fabric. Participants need no prior experience in art whatsoever. Anyone who can follow instructions can be successful in this class. Learn the techniques, tools, and materials that are best for achieving the bright, clear patterns which make marbling special. Day One introduces the craft; familiarizing the student with the necessary chemistry, specialized tools, paper and paint, and includes basic marbling. Day Two offers advanced patterns and some fun substrates, with students encouraged to further develop skills by re-visiting favorite patterns and experimenting individually. Participants can expect to take home 20+ completed papers and fabric samples. Class fee includes use of ALL borrowed tools and equipment, and ALL supplies needed for class. There is no supply list for students or additional fee. 

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

    Though aprons are provided by the instructor, please wear unimportant clothing and shoes. Bring rubber gloves if you wish. Marbling is messy fun! Questions? Students may contact the instructor at midwestartist@msn.com or (260) 667-8719

    Heidi Reichenbach Finley

    Heidi revels in sharing the traditional craft of marbling with students of all ages. An oil painter living in Petoskey, Michigan, Heidi is one of only a few professional marbling instructors in the nation. She offers marbling classes and private instruction at her home studio and various teaching centers in Northern Michigan, Indiana, Ontario, CA and beyond.

    Please visit www.marblingsupplies.com or www.marblingsupplies.etsy.com for a glimpse at Heidi’s custom designed marbling supplies, papers, and gift items sold to enthusiasts in 44 countries around the globe.

    • Sat, September 24, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18B & 18C
    • 12
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    Scarf Marbling with Heidi Reichenbach Finley

    Come and make a beautiful, soft, 100% silk marbled scarf in your choice of colors. It’s fun! Splatter paint into a tray of fluid, use tools to swirl the colors, and add the blank scarf. Heidi provides all materials, instruction, and as much (or as little) guidance as you need. Scarves are large, 72 x 14”, colorfast and hand-washable. These make great gifts. Participants need no prior experience to be successful. Really!

    Class fee includes use of ALL borrowed tools and equipment, and ALL supplies needed for class. There is no supply list for students or additional fee.

    Additional information for students: Though aprons are provided by the instructor, please wear unimportant clothing and shoes. Bring rubber gloves if you wish. Marbling is messy fun! Questions? Students may contact the instructor at midwestartist@msn.com or (260) 667-8719

    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. To learn more about Heidi and get a glimpse of her custom designed marbling supplies, papers, and gift items sold to enthusiasts in 44 countries around the globe, visit www.marblingsupplies.com or www.marblingsupplies.etsy.com.

    • Sun, September 25, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • NCMC - Borra Learning Center Rooms 18B & 18C
    • 12
    Register

    Scarf Marbling with Heidi Reichenbach Finley

    Come and make a beautiful, soft, 100% silk marbled scarf in your choice of colors. It’s fun! Splatter paint into a tray of fluid, use tools to swirl the colors, and add the blank scarf. Heidi provides all materials, instruction, and as much (or as little) guidance as you need. Scarves are large, 72 x 14”, colorfast and hand-washable. These make great gifts. Participants need no prior experience to be successful. Really!

    Class fee includes use of ALL borrowed tools and equipment, and ALL supplies needed for class. There is no supply list for students or additional fee.

    Additional information for students: Though aprons are provided by the instructor, please wear unimportant clothing and shoes. Bring rubber gloves if you wish. Marbling is messy fun! Questions? Students may contact the instructor at midwestartist@msn.com or (260) 667-8719

    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. To learn more about Heidi and get a glimpse of her custom designed marbling supplies, papers, and gift items sold to enthusiasts in 44 countries around the globe, visit www.marblingsupplies.com or www.marblingsupplies.etsy.com.

    • Thu, October 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NCMC Library Conference Center
    • 73
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    The Edmund Fitzgerald Investigations

    A song turned the Edmund Fitzgerald into a legend, but how much of it is true? Researcher Ric Mixter has interviewed the men who built and sailed the ship, and his profile of the investigations from Coast Guard to the bell raising project have been featured on PBS for over twenty years. Ric is one of only a handful of people who have visited the wreck personally, diving 550 feet down in a tiny submarine to explore the site for over an hour. This was actually the beginning of over 20 years of research for Mixter, who has collected one of the largest film archives of Fitzgerald related material. Ric’s lecture includes exclusive footage of the building of the ship near Detroit, along with interviews from the men who worked at the shipyard. When Fitzgerald splashed into the Detroit River, it was the largest object ever dropped into freshwater- over 729 feet in length.

    Details from five major expeditions are now being published in Ric’s new book, the most indepth look at what each team found, and the controversies that ensued. Also featured are a dozen other shipwrecks that were among the first to be explored by submersibles during each of the tours.

    The Fitzgerald was investigated by the Coast Guard with a remote robot in 1976, and then by Jacques Cousteau in 1980. Ric shares interviews from both, including rare audio from the CURV III team and Jacques’ son Jean-Michel, who was in charge of Calypso when they lost a diver exploring the Great Lakes. Investigations in 1989, 1994 and the bell raising in 1995 are also covered in the lecture, along with Ric’s insight on what might have happened to the ship and crew. Ric’s documentary on the Fitzgerald is considered to be the most comprehensive available, and it outsells all other shipwreck documentaries on the Great Lakes. He has captivated audiences all around the lakes with this topic, with a special invitation to share his scientific findings on the topic at NASA’s Goddard Space Laboratory in 2019.

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


    Ric Mixter Bio 

    With dozens of appearances in two countries and three states last year, Ric Mixter is certainly one of the busiest maritime speakers, ru