CRYSTAL LAKE – Browse through Galena, explore a Germantown neighborhood in Chicago, attend “Wicked” the musical or join a photo safari through the Northwest Territory with one-day trips offered this fall by McHenry County College’s Trips and Tours program.
• German Fest-Chicago: Explore the Old Germantown neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue, affectionately known as “Sauerkraut Boulevard,” to view the picturesque wall mural depicting scenes from the German countryside and browse the quaint European-style stores, bakery and delicatessen. A lunch is included at the Brauhaus, followed by a tour of the DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center. This day trip takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The cost is $99. Use course ID: NST S19 025 when register.
• Autumn in Galena: Enjoy an autumn day in scenic Galena shopping downtown, lunch, along with touring and tasting at Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery. This tour takes place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Trip participants will meet in the MCC Commons. The cost is $119 and includes lunch. To register, use course ID: NST S10 004.
• Galena and the Northwest Territory Photo Safari: Take in breathtaking scenery through Northwest Territory that includes visits to a winery, a farmers market, pottery studios, and an alpaca fleece demonstration. Other photo ops will include pumpkins, cobblestone streets, a fall art show, and even an old stockade. An optional hot-air balloon ride is available for an additional fee. This tour departs from Rock Valley Community College in Rockford. Students will be contacted by the Photo Safari Network the week of the safari, with details. This day trip takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12. The cost is $99. To register, use course ID: NST S20 010.
• "Wicked the Musical": The witches of Oz are back by popular demand. Lunch is on one's own before the 2 p.m. matinee. Loge seats. This tour takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and will meet in the MCC Commons. The cost is $149. To register, use course ID: NST S31 010.
To register for any of these trips, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. No refunds are available for any of these trips. For information, call Claudia Terrones at 815-455-8782.