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Northern Center for Lifelong Learning

About Northern Center for Lifelong Learning

The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is organized by and primarily for actively engaged seniors interested in pursuing intellectual, recreational, and/or social activities.  Membership is open to adults of any age and membership is not needed to attend programs and events.

On the basis of membership interest, the Program Planning Committee develops schedules throughout the year of non-credit programs/events to provide an opportunity to learn while meeting and making friends. Qualified instructors teach the classes. Examples of the categories include: current events, food and dining, science and literature, health, traveling and tours, arts and crafts, history, and the outdoors.

NCLL is administered by a 10-member board of directors and two individuals appointed by the president of NMU. The organization is guided by its bylaws through its board of directors and its committees. The NCLL office is staffed by a professional secretary and provides assistance with membership applications and class registrations. Members are encouraged to participate in committee activities and organize and participate in NCLL activities. Annual membership fees cover administrative costs, support local gatherings of the membership, and provide reduced fees for the variety of non-credit offerings.

NCLL is a self-supporting organization sponsored by the Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Northern Michigan University. NCLL is a registered Lifelong Learning Institute of Road Scholar.

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

Bruce Greenwood

NCLL Member

Upcoming Events

When: Wednesdays, December 7, 2022; January 25, 2023; February 22, 2023; 11am to 1pm

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 Fair Avenue, Marquette

Presenter: Kim Marsh, Professional Photographer, Retired

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 2-4pm

Location: Peter White Public Library, Heritage Room

Presenter: Don Fassbender and Erik Johnson

When: Thursday, December 8, 2022; 2-3:30pm

Location: 136 W. Washington Street, Marquette

Presenter: Lily Van Der Bosch

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2022; 3-5pm (This is a free event!)

Location: Peter White Public Library, Shiras Room

Presenter: Dr. Greg Jones, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022; 3-5pm

Location: Marquette Food Co-op, 502 W. Washington Street, Marquette

Presenter: Sarah Monte, Outreach Director - Marquette Food Co-op

When: Thursday, December 15, 2022; 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Berry Event Center, East Parking Lot

Presenter: Pat Woods, NCLL Member and Board Secretary

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