The complete events schedule is announced to members about two weeks before each new season via email and by posting on this website.

Individual events are then announced to the public just ahead of their scheduled dates through public media and our NCLL email list.

In addition to the early announcement of the complete schedule, members enjoy reduced rates for event participation.

Programs & Events

  • Membership and events are open to everyone!
  • To secure your event registration, payment must be received with your registration form including a signed waiver.
  • Event size limits are listed with each event.
  • Please register early to ensure your opportunity to participate.
  • If you are attending an event that specifies meeting at a parking area, the group will wait no more than 5 minutes beyond the posted start time.
  • Smoking is strongly discouraged on field trips except while traveling in your own vehicle.
  • If you cannot attend a class for which you are registered, please notify the liaison as soon as possible.
  • NCLL does not offer refunds on memberships or events.

Event Cancellation Credit Vouchers

  • Credit vouchers are transferable to other people.
  • Credit vouchers arrive by email from
  • You will receive a $5 [or $10] credit to be used toward another class.
    • To use this credit, please print and attach the email credit to your registration, or bring it in person to an event.

There is a charge for most events:

  • $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers
  • A few events each season have a charge for materials

Course Registration

Browse the Program Booklet to learn about each event, then fill out the Registration Form & Waiver

One newly signed waiver is needed from non-members and members beginning July 1 each year and is good until June 30 of the following year.

Please send a check made out to NMU with your registration form and signed waiver to:

201.5 Cohodas Hall
1401 Presque Isle Ave,
Marquette, MI 49855

The Registration Form contains the waiver. One newly signed waiver is needed from non-members and members beginning July 1 each year and is good until June 30 of the following year.

Events are held in various venues which are listed with the event description.

  • Some events are held at the site of the presenter.
  • Some are held at the Peter White Public Library or other community locations.
  • Some are on the NMU campus - most commonly in the Superior Dome. (see Campus Map).

Parking Information:

  • During the day, NMU requires parking stickers in designated lots (see Campus Parking Map)
  • The Dome permits visitor parking without a pass.
  • Check with the class liaison if you need a visitor's parking pass.


Purpose: To identify and classify the level of fitness and ability members need to take part safely in physically active outdoor activities.

Goal: To prevent injuries and provide safety.

Each of our outdoor activities will be identified by the following Classification System:

Easy: Strolling pace, a few steps or slight inclines. Well delineated path/paved road.

Moderate: Some stairs and hills. Possible slippery rocks and tree roots.

Hard: A good physical challenge! May include steep inclines/declines and length over 3 miles.

Note: Our hike leaders may not have the professional background to provide assessments of injuries or treatment on site. Some may have medical background, but others are simply sharing their love of the outdoors. The liaisons expect that anyone with a disability or chronic pain issue identify themselves prior to the event so it can be determined if the event is appropriate for them. The liaison will not allow any member with an injury or health issue to head back to their car alone. We will try to always have two liaisons, one available to continue on with the group, and the other to go back with the person who desires to turn back. Proper outdoor footwear and trekking poles are always recommended.


Liaison Resources

Interest Groups

Interest groups have been started by NCLL members and participants.

You do not need to be an NCLL member to participate in NCLL interest groups.

You are invited to participate in an existing group or start and manage a new one of your own.

Please contact the interest group coordinators below for more details about the specific group.

The knitting interest group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Marquette Senior Center.

Contact: Phyllis James, 906-225-1004,

Meets at various restaurants weekly on Wednesday for socializing and lunch.

Contact: Al Reynolds, 906-475-9836,

A monthly group gathering to make greeting cards.

For more information, contact Julie Higbie, 906-361-5370,