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Retired Adult Program Announces New Spring Classes, Field Trip

[Tuesday, March 14, 2017]

McHenry County College’s Retired Adult Program (RAP) is offering stimulating classes on Alexander Hamilton, Chicago River bridges and a field trip to visit tiny homes. RAP is a membership-based, non-credit program designed for the lifelong learning needs of adult’s ages 50 and better. The cost for a one-year membership is $25 renewable every June 1. This is just learning for the joy of learning. To register for RAP, use course code: NRA C01 007.

The following classes are accepting registration:

Hamilton: Man Behind the Musical: Myths, legends, sex scandals and more—discover the truth about the real Hamilton, why he was important, and why the Broadway show is such a hit. This is a great primer for anyone with tickets to “Hamilton! The Musical.” This presentation takes place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6 in the Luecht Conference Center. Cost is $5. Use course code: NRA C29 001 to register.

Chicago River Bridges: Patrick T. McBriarty, author of “Chicago River Bridges,” will share the history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wooden footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. Hear how generations of Chicagoans built (and rebuilt) the thriving city that is trisected by the Chicago River and linked by its many crossings. Learn about the bridges' architectural designs, engineering innovations, and their impact on Chicagoans' daily lives. Class takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 in Room A211. Cost is $12. Use course code: NRA S16 002 to register.

Titan Time Homes Fieldtrip: Throughout this country, there is a social movement of people who have embraced the tiny house lifestyle and view it as a return to a simpler existence. Tiny house trailers are roughly 192 to 224 square feet, but can contain all the luxuries of modern-day life, just in a smaller space. Join MCC for an interesting and educational look at the science behind Titan Tiny Homes, the premier builder of tiny houses in the U.S., plus a tiny house tour. Trip takes place at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, April 24. Bus departs from MCC commons at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $25. Use course code: NRA S48 004 to register.

To register for a RAP membership and/or classes, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information or for a copy of the newsletter, call Renee Erling at (815) 455-8759 or Dori Sullens at (815) 455-8559.

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