Learn about Michigan hops, birdscaping, mindfulness, and more from the comfort of home

It is quite possible that hobbies have never been so valuable as they are now, at least in the modern era.

As social distancing dictates that we spend the majority of our time at home, finding ways to spend that time in more productive or enjoyable ways — and often both — has become paramount.

Sure, you could spend another few hours binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, but what about learning about Michigan hops and wines? Or even learn American Sign Language?

It’s something that Mid Michigan College has known for a while now: Learning doesn’t stop with graduation. Their Lifelong Learning courses provide the community ample opportunity for discovering new passions.

Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many aspects of daily life, Mid has custom-built its upcoming slate of Lifelong Learning courses to adapt to the times. Many of its courses have moved online, and those that haven’t will act according to safe, clean, and social distanced criteria.

"Mid is committed to offering learning opportunities that appeal to lifelong students in our surrounding communities, and feature local artisans and experts as instructors," says Scott Mertes, Vice President of Community Outreach & Advancement at Mid.

"Lifelong Learning classes are affordable, offered on-campus as well as in our local communities, and focused on topics that spark creativity and pique interest. From herbal medicine to dog training, the class you’re looking for is coming soon."

Upcoming classes include:

Also, an online book club is scheduled to begin in July.

Visit Lifelong Learning at Mid online for an up-to-date schedule of opportunities.

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