Coffee ChatsPour a cup of your favorite hot beverage and spend an hour each Friday with former NMC Vice President for Lifelong and Professional Learning Marguerite Cotto and extraordinary community guests – from the comfort of home. “Coffee Chats” returns for its fifth season on February 3. These Friday morning virtual interviews take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with interesting community guests, and each is followed by a live Zoom Q&A session.

The winter line-up kicks off with local conservationist Emily Burke sharing stories and scenes from her trek along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Burke will be followed by Goodwill Northern Michigan Director Dan Buron, Horticulture expert Dr. Nikki Rothwell, and Hispanic community advocate Gladys Muñoz. The season concludes with experts on Michigan Extension programs, community planning, and community-based broadcasting.

There are a total of seven Coffee Chats in this Winter’s series, running from February 3 through March 17. You may purchase individual chats for $10 each, or save 30% and purchase ‘The Whole Carafe’ series for $49. View details and register online or call NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700.

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