Never Stop Learning

It’s January 2023 and while this author hasn’t set a New Year’s resolution in many, many years I was recently reflecting on a cooking course I took (pre-pandemic) at Fustini’s in downtown Petoskey. I found so much joy in learning new recipes, which I still use to this day. That memory had me wondering what other opportunities are there in our area to learn new things. I’ve compiled a list for you below. Think of something I forgot? Let me know!

Petoskey District Library

The Petoskey District Library offers arts, crafts, and DIY classes, consumer and financial research resources, genealogy lookup resources, language learning, and museum, state park and other cultural destination discounted passes.

Crooked Tree Arts Center

The CTAC offers numerous cooking courses with local chefs and restaurants, “Swirl” events which include “a delicious blend of art, libations, and fun!”, lecture series, art exhibitions, photographer society meetings, ballet classes, and more.


Fustini’s offers numerous virtual cooking classes from Italian to Greek to Super Bowl snacks!

North Central Michigan College Community Learning

Get job specific training, “lifelong learning courses,” and professional development workshops.

Martial Arts

There are several area martial arts training studios, here are just a few:

ATA Black Belt Academy of Harbor Springs/Petoskey

Ronin Jiu Jitsu Academy

Petoskey MMA



Crooked Lake Sailors offer youth and adult group classes starting in June.

Walloon Sailors also offer lessons for adults, children, and families.

Mackinaw City Area Arts Council

The mission of the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the Straits of Mackinac area through year round exhibits, education, activities, and performances. Follow the link above for programming.

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