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Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am - 1 pm


NCLL in the NEWS...

Touring RTI Surgical as seen on ABC10!
NCLL members tour Fred's Rubber Stamps featured by ABC10!


# 315 The Art of Zentangle

Friday, February 13 @ 1pm
Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Peter White Public Library

As featured in last October's Mining Journal HERE.



#316 A Culinary Journey to Finland

Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chez Nous Restaurant, Jacobetti Center, NMU
 $28 members, $35 non-members
Payment required with registration for a reservation.
Presented by: Chef Instructor Deborah Pearce and the NMU Banquets & Catering Services' Students

This year's ethnic dinner takes us to Finland.  From savory to sweet, Finland's comforting cuisine will be featured in an appetizer buffet, starter course, main course, and dessert buffet.  NMU's Culinary Arts students will design, prepare, and serve you in the cozy atmosphere of Chez Nous.


Tasting Buffet
Dilled Crayfish
Ground mutton patties with garlic and onions
Poached salmon with creamy egg-mustard sauce
Stuffed cabbage leaves
Pickled herring and beets
Sour rye bread
Lake Fish Soup with potatoes and dill
Great Lakes whitefish in a redolent broth laced with golden
potatoes and fresh dill served with hearty black bread
Karelian Ragout
A hearty meat dish served with
mashed potato casserole and rutabagas
Dessert Buffet
Mini pasha-lingonberry cheesecakes
Finnish pancakes with berries and cream
Funnel cakes

Note:  Chez Nous tends to be warm so dress for comfort.

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:  Winter 2015 Book, Winter 2015 Calendar, and Winter 2015 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

Important Information:

NCLL Membership 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.


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

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.

216: Lakestate Industries Presentation/Tour

Recently, the NCLL visited the Lakestate Industries, the Upper Peninsula's leader in employment and training. Read more about our trip and about Lakestate Industries here.

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304: More Photography

Wednesdays, February 11, March 11 @ 11am
414 Cohodas Hall, NMU Campus


305: Woodworkers Rally III & IV

Mondays, January  19 - February 23 @ 8am
414 Cohodas Hall, NMU Campus


310: Curriculum Meeting: Planning for Spring

Thursday, January 29 & February 12 @ 10am
404A Cohodas Hall, NMU Campus


312: "Preparing the Ghost" An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and its First Photographer

Thursday, February 5 @ 10am
Shiras Room ~ Peter White Public Library


313: Consumer Health & Quackery for Seniors

Saturday, February 7 @ 1:30pm
Shiras Room ~ Peter White Public Library


314: Making Your Own Liquid Soap

Tuesday, February 10 @ 1pm
MArquette Senior center, 300 West Baraga, entrance on Spring Street


315: The Art of Zentangle

Friday, February 13 @ 1pm
Marquette Arts & Culture Center  Lower Level of Peter White Public Library


316: A Culinary Journey to Finland

Thursday, February 12 @ 5:30m
Chez Nouz Restaurant, NMU Jacobetti Center


317: Social Dancing/Latin

Tuesday, February 17 @ 1pm
"The Dance Zone",  1113 Lincoln Avenue


318: Human-Centered Design: History and Current Processes

Thursday, February 19 @ 3pm
Room 173, Art & Design Building, NMU


319: Yoga Therapy for Aches and Pains

Friday, February 20 @ 1pm
Marquette Yoga Therapy ~ 1500 W. Washington, #10


320: Mill Creek Tour

Wednesday, February 25 @ 1:30pm
Marquette Yoga Therapy ~ 1500 W. Washington, #10


321: 906 Technologies: A Company to Watch

Thursday, February 26 @ 3pm
Shiras Room, Peter White Public Library