Dues for the 2014-2015 year will be $30. Also, there will be a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $8 for nonmembers. See the Chair's letter for details.

216: Lakestate Industries Presentation/Tour

Lakestate Industries  The Upper Peninsula's leader in Employment and Training.
Lakestate Industries is a private, non-profit agency that serves people in our community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.
Founded in 1969, Lakestate's focus has been giving persons with disabilities the opportunity to experience the rewards of working for "real pay" while removing barriers to employment and promoting community inclusion, providing vocational career exploration, job development, work training and job services to adult and student populations. We provide contracted services to business that make a significant impact on our community.

"The tour and presentation of the new Lakestate Industries facility on M-28 East was an eye opener for me.  As a parent of a child with special needs, it is reassuring to know that Lakestate Industries provides services that may be needed in the future to help my son be successful in the workplace!" - NCLL Participant



The Deck Garden shown above is one of the many beautifully crafted pieces made by Lakestate employees. Please be sure to check out their website that includes a link to the Rustic Room, from which the furniture and home decor can be purchased as well as a link to their online giving page, here.


214: "The Organ Transplant Experience"

This program, held Wednesday, October 8 in the new Jamrich Hall, was very successful!


"I am still on a high from my visit to Marquette. Thank you all so very much for supporting “The Transplant Experience” presentation last Wednesday night with your ideas, planning, coordination, attendance, promotion, support, and for making yourselves available to meet Racheal and her family the next day at breakfast and in the ICU when she visited. For those who were not able to get involved or be present, Racheal is organ donor Sanaz Nezami’s double lung recipient." ~ Wendy J. Murdak, Hospital Development Specialist, UWHealth


The presentation is available to view online, click HERE.

What is the NCLL?

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) is an organization that plans and offers informal educational programs and activities to enrich the daily lives of its members and others through mini-courses, regular programs, outdoor activities and social events. Member directed, self-supporting and nonprofit, it is affiliated with Northern Michigan University and the Road Scholar Elderhostel Institute Network.


When and how often are the programs offered?

More than twenty new courses are offered each term - fall, winter, and spring/summer. Both daytime and evening programs are available. For more information, see the following:  Fall 2014 BookFall 2014 Calendar, and Fall 2014 Registration and Waiver

Please notice that some events require pre-registration and prepayment.


Who is eligible to join or attend programs?

Membership and programs are open to anyone interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. More information

What are NCLL interest groups?

Initiated and managed by NCLL members, interest groups function independently of NCLL, but we want to encourage folks to get together around particular activities they enjoy.  On-going interest groups include Astronomy, Geocaching/GPS, Bridge, Lunch Out Together, and Walking/XC-Skiing. Learn more



          "Broken Limbs" Photographed by NCLL Photography Participant

                                       "Broken Limbs"

            Photographed by NCLL Photography Participant


Fall Classes


206: More Photography
Tuesdays, Oct. 21 & Dec. 2
11am - 1pm
416 Cohodas Hall, NMU


215: Curriculum Meeting: Planning for Winter 2015
Tuesday, Oct. 14 & Oct. 28
10am - 12pm
404A Cohodas Hall, NMU


217: Heritage Ornaments
Tuesday, Oct. 21
7 - 9 pm
MACC #3, lower level of Peter White Public Library


218: Tour Blackrocks Brewery
Thursday, October 23
3 - 4:30pm
950 W. Washington


219: The "Maine" Event
Wednesday, October 29
7 - 9pm
NMU Superior Dome Room 101B


220: A Private Tour: Jason Limberg Art Exhibit
Tuesday, November 4
3 - 4:30pm
Marquette Arts & Culture Center- Lower Level of Peter White Public Library


221: Hands-on Leather
Thursday, November 6
1 - 3:30pm
Marquette Arts & Culture Center- Lower Level of Peter White Public Library


222: Anatomy of A Murder
Sunday, November TBD
Afternoon & Evening Showing
Vista Theater, Negaunee


223: Tour of the New Marquette Food Co-op
Wednesday, November 12
2 - 3:30pm
502 W. Washington