The McHenry County College Children's Learning Center is accepting registration for the preschool program for fall 2013. Openings exist for the 3-year-old morning preschool program that takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday and the 4-year-old preschool program takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In addition, the 5-year-old afternoon preschool program runs from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
A new fee structure begins in the fall. Tuition is $205 a month for the 5-year-old program; $175 a month for the 4-year-old program; and $130 a month for the 3-year-old program. The registration fee is $55.
Register in person in the Children's Learning Center office, Room C115, online at www.mchenry.edu/clc, or by phone by calling 815-455-8555.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Continuing Education Department of McHenry County College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online classes and career training programs that allow students to learn a new career or enhance a current one.
Some of the most popular career training programs offered by MCC are Medical Billing and Coding, Advanced Hospital Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Records Management. New classes include Project Management and Power Plant Operations.
The online career training programs are available to start anytime, anywhere and are self-paced. To view a complete list of all the online career training programs MCC offers go to: www.gatlineducation.com/mchenrycc.
McHenry County College also offers more than 300 online continuing education classes in various subjects. These are comprehensive six-week classes that start monthly, and participants can work anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Popular online classes include Speed Spanish, Accounting Fundamentals, Medical Terminology and Creating Web Pages. To view a complete list of all the online classes go to: www.ed2go.com/mchenrycc.
For information, call McHenry County College at 815-479-7591.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will present a student recital at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Luecht Conference Center at the college, 8900 Route 14.
The recital will feature a variety of student performances, including vocalists, pianists, guitarists, violinists and other musicians. Student performers are Mark Kuhlman, violin and vocals; Ted Hazelgrove, violin; Kathy Senn Birong, vocals; Mary Ann Norvell, piano; Jesse Theisen, vocals; Josh Theisen, piano; Michelle McGillivray, vocals; Carla Jeanne McLeland, piano; Sean Golbeck, guitar; Pete Friske, euphonium; and Kelsey Klaus, cello.
Participants are students of MCC faculty members Nancy Cykler-Shaw, voice instructor; Janet Kvam-Holub, chamber ensembles instructor; Paige Lush, chamber ensembles instructor; Tom Sergey, guitar instructor; Tara Singer, piano instructor; and Steven Szalaj, voice instructor. Some of these faculty members will perform with their students.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information, call Michael Hillstrom at 815-479-7814.
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CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s Kids and College program offers new and innovative programs that provide a fun experience for grade school and high school students, giving them a jump-start on the school year, exposure to 21st-century skills, and an introduction to careers.
Building a city or dream house, testing an animated theme park ride and becoming a science myth buster are just a few activities campers will be engaged in while participating in MCC TECH Camp.
This full-day S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp is offered six different weeks throughout the summer and is a way to expose students to engineering fields, develop creative and critical thinking skills, work with a local artist, and participate in team building/sports while forging friendships. Campers entering first through ninth grades can attend a weeklong camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $149.
The Kids and College Summer Academy academic and enrichment classes have been designed to continue the learning over the summer in the areas of language arts, math, technology, and study skills. The classes are offered in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. with an opportunity to stay for lunch. The tuition for a weeklong class is $99 and a two-week class is $149.
For descriptions, schedules, and details for registering, visit the Kids and College website at www.mchenry.edu/KidsandCollege.
For information, call Laura Beaupre at 815-455-8597 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRYSTAL LAKE – On Monday, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will present the documentary "Chasing Ice" at McHenry County College’s Luecht Conference Center, 8900 Route 14.
An afternoon showing is planned for 1:30 p.m. There will be an evening screening at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
The screenings are free and open to the public. Donations to help cover costs are accepted.
"Chasing Ice" follows acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog as he heads to the Arctic on assignment for National Geographic. His goal is to capture images that help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.
A skeptic about global warming when his journey began, Balog discovers undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. The film provides a way to visualize climate change in progress.
An Academy Award nominee, "Chasing Ice" has received many awards since its release in November. This will be the first screening in McHenry County.
This event is sponsored by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and MCC Down to Earth. It is hosted by MCC Sustainability Center and the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute.
For information, visit www.mcdef.org or call 815-338-0393.
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