This class is a continuation of our first accent modification class. This class will continue focusing on additional sounds, developing your existing vocabulary, practicing pronunciation, as well as gaining confidence in speaking English. Lessons will also focus around a particular topic. You will also work in small groups or pairs to practice pronunciation. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.
In this class you will learn the basics of Italian conversation including how to read in Italian and basic grammar. You are going to learn the Italian language from an Italian born teacher with a lot of experience.
In the first presentation, you are going to experience the amazing building of ancient Rome and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. The dark age of medieval time, the rise of the Papal State and the splendor of the renaissance. After talks about the many wars, we will end with the Unification of Italy in 1861.
Invest a few hours of your time and prepare for one of the biggest transitions in life: RETIREMENT! Workers’ confidence in being able to afford a comfortable retirement is near an all-time low and economic conditions have forced many people to delay their planned retirement dates. The sooner you become educated about retirement planning, the more prepared you will be to make informed financial decisions and build the wealth you will need. This course is designed to help you: gain a clear picture of the retirement you want; set realistic goals and objectives; calculate how much you will need to save; invest for the future; overcome roadblocks that impede progress; help protect your wealth and assets; and much more. This comprehensive course on preparing for a comfortable retirement will be taught by Ryan Malloch. Every course participant will receive a valuable workbook and the opportunity for a no-obligation, one-on-one consultation with the instructor after the course.
Learn the basics of color pencil in this two-session class. Students will learn the basics of colored pencil as they create a beginner level giraffe in class. The project is taught step-by-step. Projections equipment is used so everyone can see well. Supplies are provided. A material fee of $5 is payable to the instructor.
It’s Party Time! We are going to Paint ‘n Party from 6:30-9:00 pm. Everything will be provided for you – painting supplies and snacks! All you need to bring is a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a snack to share. You will paint a lovely holiday lamp post all decorated for Christmas on an 11x14 wrapped canvas. The lamp even has a subtle shimmer for the holidays. Instructor, Donna Roskamp, will teach the project step-by-step as you complete the painting in class. All materials are provided for the $15.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.
Take your drawing skills to the next level in the Level II class. Whether you took Learn to Draw I or are self taught, this class will teach you what you need to make your drawing better. Students will learn to use basic shapes, contrast for depth and dimension, use more advanced tools and more. All the supplies are provided for you. There is a $5.00 material fee payable to the instructor.
It's Party Time! We are going to Paint 'N Party from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Everything will be provided for you. Painting supplies and snacks will be provided. There will be door prizes too! All you need to bring is a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Feel free to bring a snack to share. The painting will be a simple daisy that says so much. Instructor, Donna Roskamp, will teach the project step-by-step as you complete the painting in class. All materials are provided for the $15.00 supply fee payable to the instructor.
This is your time to embrace self-care. In this two hour class, we will look at effective ways to add wellness back into your schedule. This class is perfect for helping you to develop a healthy and long-lasting routine to stress reduction, wellness and a healthy mindset. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.
If you ever have a hard time saying no, this class is for you. Make it a priority to come to this one day intensive training where we will explore how saying no in your life can lead to saying yes to your wellness. We will look at healthy confrontation, how to manage your stress level and the balancing act of prioritizing what is best for you.
Let's make time to destress. Take a day to embrace overall wellness in a supportive and healthy environment. We will look at the mind body connection, breathing techniques, coping skills and more. Bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat.
This class is for the extreme beginner to Microsoft Word. In this class, you will learn how to create and save documents. You will learn the very basics of Word and some of the initial applications. The class will go at a slow pace so even if you have no prior knowledge of Word, you will learn and not feel intimidated.
This class is for the extreme beginner to Microsoft Excel. In this class, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, format cells and copy and paste cells. You will learn the very basics of Excel and some of the initial applications. The class will go at a slow pace so even if you have no prior knowledge of Excel, you will learn and not feel intimidated.
This class is perfect for the person who has a good grasp of Microsoft Word. You will learn how to use many of the more advanced functions as well as going into depth with some of the basic functions. This class will discuss formatting and inserting pictures and text boxes. Also, if there is something specific you want to learn, bring those questions too!
This class is perfect for the person who has used or is using Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to use many of the more advanced functions as well as going into depth with some of the basic functions. The class will discuss formulas and how to create them and creating worksheets and copying from one worksheet to another. Also, if there is something specific you want to learn, bring those questions too!
The Lim Twins are back! This class is a great workout for anyone interested in improving their fitness and stamina. This class is flexible and adaptive so that it serves the needs of all participants – it will get beginners into shape, it will challenge advanced athletes, and all genders are welcome! A combination of punches, kicks, and additional weight training with hand weights is incorporated to strengthen and tone. Get serious about your workout, but have fun and reduce stress, too! Equipment (provided by student): hand weights and mat (to use for the toning portion). Please don’t wait to register! Drop-In rate of $10 per class once minimum number is reached.
Have fun learning Japanese Taiko Drumming. This 4-week course will give a solid foundation to the novice Taiko player by introducing basic forms, techniques and rhythms. Drums will be provided and material fee of $10 covers sticks. The class will be led by staff from Novi’s own Great Lakes Taiko Center. No drumming or musical background is necessary to start enjoying this class right away. Children ages 12 and up can sign up with a parent.
A continuation of Intro to Japanese Taiko Drumming I. This class will continue to build and refine foundation forms, rhythms and techniques for Taiko drumming as you begin to learn music and songs to be played in a Taiko ensemble. Material fee of $10 payable to instructor.
Back by popular demand, we brought back our 45 minute Zumba class! Don’t worry; two left feet are able to dance in our Zumba classes! Shake the weight off and jump-start your body into a happier YOU! This high/low impact class has something to offer all fitness levels. 45 minutes of fitness fun!
When it comes to paying for college, don’t be fooled by the high cost scholarship search services or high cost insurance products pretending to be 529 plans. This class will show you 5 FREE strategies to position your student to get into the schools they want at the lowest price possible.
People train in the art of BJJ for a wide range of reasons. Some are hoping to stay in shape, others want
to learn real world self-defense, and some want to compete at the highest
levels. At Gracie Barra Novi, we are helping
them all make their goals a reality. Our
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program includes classes for all experience levels, helping
you train with comfort and confidence. You will burn fat and build lean muscle tone, develop well-rounded
athleticism and improve you speed and agility. Get one month of unlimited classes for $69. Visit us at www.gbnovi.com to check out
our current class schedule and get more information.
Chess Scholars Club adult chess programs are designed for a wide
range of players, from teenagers to seniors and from absolute beginner level
through an intermediate level ready for tournament play. Our chess coaches will be covering such
topics and how the pieces move, the concepts of check and checkmate, the
relative value of the pieces, an introduction to strategy and tactics and basic
endgames. Each class will begin with an
instructional period and then we will play in-class games. There will be a social, fun tournament every
Be prepared when seconds count! You might save a life, but only if you know how. Learn from the American Red Cross programs that set the national standard to respond effectively to adult, child and infant cardiac and choking emergencies, sudden illness, bleeding and other life threatening conditions. You will learn the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and your vital role in the chain of survival. Each student will have the use of their own mannequin to practice and demonstrate skills. Adult CPR w/AED, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid certification cards will be issued upon successful completion of all course requirements (valid for 2 years). Please note that you must arrive on time to be certified, so please arrive early. Training that saves lives since 1999. To learn more about Live Safe Academy, LLC and this class please visit www.livesafeacademy.com/CPR
Any fitness level can do this class! By the end of the session, your stamina, strength, and confidence will go up a notch or two; we deliver serious results! This class is designed for fast and serious weight loss with quick body toning. This is a realistic program of exercise aimed at achieving individual physical fitness goals, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, excess body fat loss and personal appearance, without the yelling in your face approach! Equipment (provided by student): Hand weights, mat, jump rope.
Want to see Alaska? Are you unsure what to see and do? We will travel on a journey to the vast, wild
and beautiful Alaska! Come join us to
learn the must-see sights. See the
glacier clad fjords, pristine marine habitat and friendly ports. Travel to Skagway aboard a historic narrow
gauge railway and cruise the inside passage to Glacier Bay. With native culture, gold rush history and
frontier charm, Alaska is the place to visit. This class will help you learn the best way to make the most of your
The rivers of the world are fast
becoming hotspots for travelers. European river cruising has boomed in the last decade, and cruise lines
are expanding to more exotic destinations. Get the scoop and find out why river cruising is becoming so
popular. Learn about the different
destinations, river cruise companies, the best time to travel, what to expect
on board and what to consider when adding a river cruise to your travel plans. Join us for an informative and fun evening.
Are you thinking about buying your first home but are not sure where to start? Are you concerned about making the right choices? Join our expert coaches at our First Time Homebuyer Class to learn about the steps required to easily manage the home buying process. We help you to: Understand the ins and outs of homeownership. Is it right for you? Assess your readiness to buy a home. How much can you afford? Learn how to qualify for a mortgage and about loan products for first-time homebuyers. How much does it really cost? Understand the workings and responsibilities of credit. How does it affect your purchase? Learn how to select and work with a Realtor. How to shop for the home you want. Understand the legal aspects of buying a home from the Offer, to the Purchase Agreement, to the Closing. Find out about financial assistance available including first-time homebuyer mortgage products, down payment and closing cost support and mortgage buy-down programs.
Learn to create beautifully etched glassware quickly and
easily using this special chemical etching process. The instructor will walk you through the
process while teaching you everything you need to know to create more beautiful glassware and gifts at
home. Students will complete a beautiful
glass project in class! There is a $5.00 supply fee payable
to the instructor.
Have you ever experienced flavor explosion? Come and learn these mouthwatering dishes
straight from the streets of Bombay. Experience the tsunami of Umami where you will taste sweet, salt, tangy
and spicy, all at the same time! These
dishes will be your next party’s tasty appetizers. Material fee of $5
payable to instructor at class.
Learn some veggie-loaded tasty and healthy sandwiches. Four different versions, using interesting
combinations of vegetable with tasty herby chutneys that are super convenient
lunchbox options not only for the adults, but also for children. Material fee of $5
payable to instructor at class.
Fitness Motivators’ original and most popular class since 1989, now offered in your community! Interval training can be a very effective way for you to lose weight faster and make workouts more enjoyable. Benefits include: more calories burned in a shorter amount of time, improved coordination and improved ability of the body to use fat as fuel! A VERY motivating class and you go at our own pace because this class (as well as all of our classes) is geared for ALL fitness levels! PLEASE NOTE: Equipment (provided by student): heavy and light hand weights and mat. Please register early to avoid cancellation due to low enrollment. For more information: www.fitnessmotivators.com.
More and more schools, businesses, and even athletes are using
mindfulness to help manage stress and improve performance and general
well-being. But maybe you’re wondering
what exactly is mindfulness and how can it help improve your life? Carol Lafferty is a certified mindfulness
instructor who is currently teaching mindfulness to staff and students in the
Novi Community School District and in other schools in the Detroit area. In this session, you will learn what
mindfulness is, the necessary components of an effective mindfulness practice,
and simple breathing techniques to get you started on the road to a more
peaceful, less stressful life.
how to become a consistent, powerful and accurate ball striker. In this class, you will learn all of golf’s
hidden secrets and mysteries – the same fundamentals that made Ben Hogan, Tiger
Woods and Curtis Strange so great! This
is an exclusive golf-learning event you won’t want to miss. All levels are invited from beginner to the
high-level players. Students can bring a
7 iron, driver and putter. Instructor
will also have clubs available to use.
You worked hard and saved diligently for retirement. Now comes the fun part: getting to enjoy the retirement you've been envisioning along the way. But before you do that, you need to have a strategy to generate income that can last your entire lifetime. This course will help you: develop a plan to maximize your income in retirement; understand social security and the impacts of your decision of when to collect; understand how to invest properly to maximize growth and minimize risk; get organized to simplify your financial life and maximize your savings.
Mindfulness has helped millions of adults learn to become more focused, attentive, and less stressed. Learn the techniques of mindful awareness and how to teach these skills to your child. Each class will include discussion of the book "The Mindful Child" by Susan Kaiser Greenland, and learning/practicing various mindfulness techniques. Carol Lafferty is a veteran teacher of 20 years and certified mindfulness instructor, currently teaching mindfulness to Novi Community School students and staff. Material fee of $10 payable to instructor at class.
People of all shapes, sizes and skill levels come to us at Gracie
Barra Novi and we are proud to work with them all. Our Muay Thai Kickboxing classes are
introducing some energy back into your workout routine and helping you have fun
getting fit like never before. Whether
you’re a complete beginner or an experienced athlete, we will help you combine
fast-paced striking, heavy bag workouts and heart-racing cardio exercises to
help you get the most out of every single session. Our Kickboxing classes in Novi can help you
learn effective self-defense skills for any situation, burn fat and develop
lean muscle tone, improve you situational awareness and reaction times and
boost your cardiovascular endurance. Get
one month of unlimited classes for $69. Visit us at www.gbnovi.com to check out
our current class schedule and get more information.
You got a wonderful holiday gift, a new Digital SLR Camera. It has all these symbols and menus and controls - where do you even begin? Well come spend three evenings with Greg Ockerman, a Certified Professional Photographer and instructor, and he will do his very best to help you understand and use your new camera for great personal photographs. All you need is your camera, the camera's manual, and a desire to take better pictures. This is a Hands On type of class.
Robert and Pamela will present a variety of fun predictive
techniques: a Tibetan Oracle, an Ancient
Indian Oracle, Astro Dice, Tarot Cards, Palmistry and Astrology. Each participant will receive a personal mini
reading with their choice of technique.
for an evening of fun? Come create a unique, handmade wood sign. Select a design from over 700 options, or
customize your own! Registration will
close one week before class. You will
register for the class through Novi Community Ed and then go onto the Pallets
By Design website to pick and pay for your design. You will select all of your paint colors
at the party. An instructor will teach you how to make the perfect
masterpiece! Check us out at palletsbydesign.net!
Bring your own project and work on it during class! Instructor Susan Duda will be on hand to help you with any questions that you may have. Sewing machine experience is required; sewing machines are provided.
Fit is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious,
energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. All fitness levels welcomed! Let’s have fun. Using Ripstix, which are lightly weighted
drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, instead of listening to
music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout. Please bring a mat and water bottle.
What Baby Boomers need to know to
maximize retirement income! This
presentation describes Social Security claiming strategies, including how
married couples can enhance lifetime spousal and survivor benefits, as well as
“file and suspend”, “do over”, and “start, stop and restart” strategies. We will cover the pros and cons of when and
how to collect Social Security benefits, strategies to help you maximize
benefits and challenges that Social Security faces and what you can expect. Course includes a Savvy Social Security
Reference Guide. Spouse or financial
partners attend free with a paid registration.
Can you defend yourself against a violent attack? You don't have to spend years training in an expensive program. Learn valuable, life saving skills from programs designed to increase your safety after only one class! Learning is best accomplished by "doing." Our hands-on course teaches time-tested, relevant and realistic skills that are easy to learn and retain under stress. You will be coached according to your own rate of progression. No previous training required.
A great family heirloom! Using your collection of t-shirts
or children's t-shirts, you will make a beautiful quilt that's sure to bring
back memories! Please bring a minimum of 9 t-shirts to first class. Additional materials will be discussed at first class. Sewing machine
experience is required.
Home Transitions, LLC is a senior-based business dedicated to assisting seniors
and their families with the physical and emotional demands of moving. We will take you through the ten steps to
determining if it is time to make a move. This class will describe what the
indicators are, and the many different senior living options that are
available. We will discuss financial
expectations, safety, medical needs, organizing their household, downsizing,
moving, staying in their home or moving in with family members. This workshop will provide you with the tools
that you will need to have peace of mind.
Understanding the Reverse Mortgage, How to Use it Well, or Not at All. Get the facts about this highly misunderstood mortgage for seniors. Learn the pros and cons about reverse mortgages and the various ways senior home owners are using this product to improve their lives. Learn what a reverse mortgage is and when it's the right time to consider one. Homeowners nearing the age of 62 or older are encouraged to attend, as are those with parents who fit that description. Topics include: • What a reverse mortgage is and when it can be useful • How a reverse mortgage works • When a reverse mortgage is not the best option • Process of getting a reverse • Impact on Heirs and Estates • Types of reverse mortgages and their pricing • Common myths and misunderstandings of a reverse mortgage • Questions and answers
HEARD WILL KAMP ON TV! Now hear Will LIVE as he illustrates how YOU could
actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and
videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Will is going to
show you a
unique, outside of the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or
part-time careers out there. This is a business you can
handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time and with
practically no overhead. And NOW is the best time to make this happen as
new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting
class could be the game changer you've been looking for. Will Kamp, a
successful voice artist and actor, and comedy improv performer, has done voice
work ranging from Honda radio commercials and on-camera work for nationally
recognized TV stations to having been nominated “Best Comedic Actor”!
Let’s turn that high school rock and sway into something fabulous! Whether you are the Bride and Groom, the parents of the special couple or a guest at the wedding, this one evening crash course will prepare you for a magical evening on the dance floor. Learn to dip, twirl and dance an easy to follow combination of beautiful moves, while creating picture perfect moment to cherish forever. If you have your First Dance song picked out, please email the song name to firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is per couple.
(pronounced WORK) is a pre-choreographed fiercely fun dance fitness workout
based on pop and hip hop music. The warmup previews the dance steps used in
class and the WERQ cool down includes balance and yoga-inspired poses.
Join for a fun and strengthening yoga practice! We will link breath with mindful movement: holding postures and flowing. We will explore a mix of balance, strength and stretching. We will also engage in a grounding and restorative stretching sequence. This practice will leave you feeling open, relaxed and refreshed. This practice is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Please bring a yoga mat.