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    • Tue, May 04, 2021
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    • Tue, May 25, 2021
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    • 4 sessions
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    Beginning Birding

    In this class you will learn the basics of Birding such as optics, field guides, birding technology, predicting migratory flights using weather and radar, attracting birds to your yard, and the where, when and how to find and identify birds. Jamie Pratt will provide everything you need to know to get started on this fun and exciting pastime!

    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.

    • Mon, May 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Park on Berger Road, Petoskey
    Registration is closed

    McCune Preserve Hiking Tour with Brad Von Blon


    Brad will discuss the moss and lichens during a hike of this beautiful property which was donated to the Little Traverse Conservancy in 1984 by Allan and Virginia McCune of Petoskey. The spring-fed Minnehaha Creek, which provides fish and wildlife habitat, flows through the preserve on its way to Crooked Lake. The trails were dedicated to Allan Purchis, whose family homesteaded the land. In addition to the preserve was donated by the Purchis family in 2017. A replacement footbridge was constructed in 1997 across the creek's east branch with funds from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation in memory of Ellen Pray Bondy. A second footbridge and parking area were constructed in 2015 with another community foundation grant and significant volunteer support from the Petoskey Home Builder's Association and in memory of Sandy Wagar. Limit of 15 participants.



    • Mon, May 10, 2021
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    • Mon, June 21, 2021
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    • 7 sessions
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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.




    • Mon, May 10, 2021
    • 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
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    Ever wonder how a forest can sustain itself without fertilizers, pesticides, and tractors? Better yet, have you considered if this is possible in your farm or garden? Learn how fungi operate in a forest, and how to apply these concepts to a farm or garden with the goal of reducing dependence on soil additives and machinery.




    • Mon, May 10, 2021
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    • Mon, June 21, 2021
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    • 7 sessions
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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, May 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
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    The Lucy

    PLEASE NOTE: This program will not be recorded

    This presentation covers the entire career of the famous Lusitania including Cunard Line’s need for building the world’s largest and fastest ships, the Lusitania and Mauretania, in the early 1900s. This complex story of the Lusitania’s demise by a German torpedo in 1915 is laid out in a logical fashion. President Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, and Captain Walther Schweiger of the German U-boat are included in the discussion as well as the fall out of the tragedy.

    David Kaplan Bio

    David Kaplan was born and raised in the Washington D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in education, he taught electronics, power mechanics and drafting for 30 years in the Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools system. During that time, he was involved in civic matters. In the 1980s, David tried to keep Northwood High School, a Silver Spring school, from a planned closing. His efforts failed, however, he convinced the County Government not to raze the School. His enrollment projections eventually proved to be accurate and the school was reopened in 2004. As a result, the School’s stadium is named in David’s honor. He retired from teaching in 2004 and moved to the Petoskey, Michigan.

    David’s interest in the Titanic began when he was 9 years old while watching the 1953 movie “Titanic” starring Clifton Web, Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner. Even though it wasn’t a great movie, it caught his attention. From that point on, he has been studying the tragedy, the ship and its passengers. David has been a member if the Titanic Historical Society for over four decades and subsequently joined the Titanic International Society, the Titanic Society of Atlantic Canada, and the British Titanic Society. Over that time, he has been lucky to meet eighteen survivors, some more than once. David has had the pleasure of meeting with Melvina Dean several times. She was the last living survivor as she passed away in May 2009.

    David has visited a number of Titanic related places numerous times in the UK and Ireland. These include:

    • Harland & Wolff; the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was constructed
    • Cobh (formerly Queenstown), Ireland which was the last port of embarkation for the Titanic
    • Southampton, England where most of the crew lived and the ship started her maiden voyage
    • Liverpool, England which was the home of the White Star Line.

    In addition, he made a visit to the ship’s sinking location in the North Atlantic Ocean while the Imax movie “Titanica” was filmed.

    In 1996, David was asked by Fox to be an “extra” in the 1997 blockbuster movie “Titanic”. Unfortunately, his teaching career prevented him from participating in the movie production.

    Over the years, David has collected a variety of artifacts. In addition, he has constructed various display models of the ship and the disaster. David has given many presentations to schools, hotels, service organizations, libraries, museums, churches, community groups, military groups and senior centers. He has also given presentations on board the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth. More recently, he has done presentations in Canada, England and Scotland.


    • Wed, May 12, 2021
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    • Wed, June 16, 2021
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    • 6 sessions
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    Come learn about the magic and culture of the East and a language spoken in more than 58 countries - Arabic! Have you always thought learning it must be like rocket science? Well, think again. Learning through a unique teaching method from our native Arabic-speaking instructor you will be able to write, read and even google many basic words (after the first 15 minutes of class!) in Arabic. Come join this condensed language course to develop your Arabic basic language skills - Fast!


    • Wed, May 12, 2021
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    • Wed, June 16, 2021
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    • 6 sessions
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    Need to make a change in your life? Feeling disconnected from the things you once enjoyed? This course can help! This six-week class is designed for students who want to develop their emotional, social, and professional skills in a creative and fun way. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a variety of leadership techniques that are combined with various performing art disciplines, such as music, acting, dance, comedy (improv and stand-up), and writing. Each lesson is designed to push the student beyond their comfort zone and into a space that allows for personal growth and professional development.


    • Thu, May 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Begins at the Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis St., Petoskey, MI 49770
    Registration is closed

    This tour has sold out. You can register for a second tour that will take place on the same day from 1:00-3:00 here:

    https://www.ncmclifelonglearning.com/event-4281008

    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.



    • Thu, May 13, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Begins at the Perry Hotel, 100 Lewis St., Petoskey, MI 49770
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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.



    • Thu, May 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Thu, June 17, 2021
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    • 6 sessions
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