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NCLL Testimonial ...
"They [NCLL] offer such a wonderful variety of events, & at such a great variety of times, I can usually pick many events that I can attend out of every offering. I have never been disappointed, & the people are very welcoming."

Bruce Greenwood, NCLL member

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January 2019 Chili Kick-off

with NMU Pres. Erickson speaking

 

What is the NCLL?

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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.  More in About Us
 

When and how often are programs offered?

NCLL offers programs suggested by NCLL participants and community members who share their interest and desire to learn and stay active with others. More than twenty classes or events are offered each term in the day or evening - summer/fall, winter, and spring. If you have an interest, hobby, activity or experience you would like to share please contact the NCLL office, director or attend an NCLL Curriculum Committee Meeting! For more information on booklets and registration, see the Programs/Events page.

 

Who is eligible to join or attend programs?

Membership and programs are open to any adult interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities. NCLL membership dues for the 2016-2017 year are $30 with a charge for most classes; $3 for members and $6 for non-members.   More information

 

What are NCLL interest groups?

Initiated and managed by NCLL members, interest groups function independently of NCLL. We encourage folks to get together around particular activities they enjoy.  Current on-going interest groups include Relaxed Bridge and Lunch Out Together. Learn more

 

NCLL Memberships Makes Great Gifts!

Are looking for a unique, and useful gift, yet one that is personal and will be enjoyed again and again?

For just $30 you can purchase a gift membership for friends and loved ones. NCLL offers 80-90 programs each year that cover the arts, history, culture, tours, field trips, science, nature, hiking, snowshoeing, potlucks, health issues and MORE. Send check and recipient name and contact information to the NCLL Office and an email greeting and registration information will be forwarded to the recipient. Hard copies of the Program Booklet with the registration form and calendar are also available upon request.

Give the gift of learning!

 

 

A Sampling of NCLL Programming

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February 2019

Did you miss Sonny Longtine's NCLL presentation, "U.P. People: Incredible Stories about Incredible People"? It was reported in a Mining Journal article "Local author shares tales of U.P. people who made their mark".  Sonny’s latest book covers 42 people from across the UP from the 1850’s to present time. Sonny said, “They are entrepreneurs and inventors, and have made a significant impact on the UP.” He also included some people who were just too interesting to ignore. 

 

December - NMU Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program

On December 13th, Dr. Mark Paulsen, Department Head of NMU Chemistry described the new chemistry program dedicated to entrepreneurial and research-based careers in medicinal plants. A tour of the labs was also conducted by Dr. Paulsen and Dr. Lee Roecker.  The Mining Journal article, "Chemistry Meets Biology" provides an excellent summary. 

October - Green Burial

The October 19th Mining Journal has a very good summary of NCLL's program "Green Burial: What is it and why should I be interested?".  'Green' burial - Eco-friendly option explored. 

August - Lessons on Immigration Prejudice

On August 17, 2018, Dr. Gabe Logan, the director of the Center for U.P. Studies and professor of History at NMU taught NCLL participants a few lessons on immigration prejudice. Through a presentation and examination of historical immigration cartoons, legal reviews questioning whether Finns were subject to the Anti-Chinese Immigration Act and articles written by Ben Franklin railing against Germans in Pennsylvania, Dr. Logan gave a perspective from the past.  Small groups of participants identified current anti-immigration rhetoric and made comparisons to history.  The Mining Journal wrote an extensive review of the class, "Immigration prejudice: Program focuses on issue, past and current" and is worth the read to see how prejudice is mostly recycled .... we just change the ethnic groups.  Have we made progress? 

 

 

 

 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
 

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How to register for an event

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On going through the term

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More than Beginning Photography
Wednesdays,  March 27; April 24; May 22; June 26  
11am-1pm
Cohodas Hall, Room 404A

 

Woodworker Rally
Mondays during most of NMU academic semesters
8am-noon
NMU Jacobetti Center, Room 137
 

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March 2019

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#303:  Superior Handbells, a Secular Community Choir 
Friday, March 8   2-4pm
Community Room of Messiah Lutheran Church 

#304: Woodworking Rally IV
 Mondays, March 11—April 1  
8am-noon   
Jacobetti Center, Room 137

#305: Lunch at the LIGHTS
Tuesday, March 12   12:15-2pm
NMU Lights Dining Hall

#306: Ending Huger Alliance in Marquette Feeds Children Need
Wednesday, March 13   3-4:30pm
PWPL Shiras Room

#309: More than Beginning Photography
Wednesdays, March 27; April 24; May 22; June 26   11am-1pm
Cohodas Hall, Room 404A

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April

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#311: The Mystery of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Wednesday, April 3   2-4pm
PWPL Shiras Room

#312: Make a Plan, Share a Plan: Workbook Session
Thursday, April 4   1-3pm
Upper Peninsula Health Plan (853 W Washington St., MQT)

#313: Technology at NMU: Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, April 10   1-3pm
Beaumier UP Heritage Center

#315: Easter at the LIGHTS
Sunday, April 21   11:30am-2pm
The Lights Dining Hall at NMU

#316: How to Stage a House for Free: Ideas with No Cost
Thursday, April 25   3:30-5pm
Cohodas Hall, Room 404A

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May

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#319: Beginning Knitting 101
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23   6:30-8:30pm
Marquette Arts and Culture Center (Downstairs at PWPL)

#320: Ships that Go Bump in the Night: Wrecks of the Choctaw and Ohio
Tuesday, May 7   1-3pm
PWPL Shiras Room

#322: Lichenfest! Learn About Lichens in our Own Backyard
Saturday, May 11   10am-noon
Wetmore Landing

#323: Gnocchi—Cooking ‘Italian Style’
Tuesday, May 14   11am-2pm
Marquette HOPE Connection Center (Downstairs social room, 927 W Fair Ave., MQT)

#324: NCLL’s Annual Meeting—AirMedCare
Wednesday, May 15   1-4pm
PWPL Community Room

#325: Cannabinoids and Their Role in Palliative Care
Wednesday, May 22   noon-1pm
PWPL Heritage Room

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CLOSED PROGRAMS

#307: See How Natural & Manmade Stone Countertops are Cut
#308: Tour: One Marquette Place

#310: New/Updated and Improved “Animal Medical Center”
#314: Chair Yoga
#318: Chocolay Bayou Bird Walk

#321: Haunted Marquette
#326: Figured & Exotic Wood Tour