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Summer Lecture Series

Date: Jun 19, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019 - Start:08:30 AM - End:10:00 AM

Start your day with North Central Michigan College’s all new Summer Lecture Series.

These exciting and entertaining presentations will be on the 3rd Wednesday of June, July and August at 8:30 a.m. in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus.
$10 per person @ the door
Reservations are required. 
Email or call 231-348-6600 to make a reservation.

Single-handed Sailor
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Presentation
Growing up in Northern Michigan, Jerome Rand has been sailing since the age of 18, first teaching sailing on the small inland lakes and then venturing out on yacht deliveries from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean.  After working at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the Caribbean for nine years, he purchased a 43-year-old Westsail 32, "The Mighty Sparrow," and on October 3, 2017, set sail for what would be a 271-day sail and the adventure of a lifetime.  





Dr. Lori’s Antiques Appraisal
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Presentation and appraisal
Dr. Lori is the star antiques appraiser on the History channel's The Curse of Oak Island, Discovery channel's Auction Kings and appears on FOX Business Network's Strange Inheritance. Dr. Lori is an award-winning TV personality and TV talk show host with the Ph.D. in art history.  Presenting more than 150 events every year and conducting in home appraisal visits, Dr. Lori reviews approximately 20,000 items a year. For more information, go to

Dr. Lori will provide a second free show at 7 p.m. that evening. No reservations needed.

Dr. Lori will be appraising items during her presentation/show. Individuals interested in having an item appraised, please bring that item with you. Free appraisals limited.  First come, first served.


Canoes for Conservation: Our Land Trust’s Approach to Engaging People in Ecology and Culture.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Presentation
Joanie McGuffin is a public speaker, educator and one of the founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy She is the author of 8 books with her photographer husband Gary. Six are photographic books chronicling their long distance paddling voyages and two are illustrated instructional paddling guides.  LSWC has approached the protection of the Lake Superior through a watershed approach that acknowledges that water knows no boundaries.   In 2019, LSWC launched a program Canoes for Conservation which aims to bring the Lake Superior Water Trail to life in a safe, inclusive, accessible way that engages people and their communities socially, culturally, environmentally and economically positive way.