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New Retired Adult Program Classes Offered at MCC[Thursday, September 7, 2017]
Adults who are 50 and better and are looking for something fun and educational to do this fall may explore the Retired Adult Program (RAP) at McHenry County College. This is a membership-based, lifelong learning and educational non-credit program designed specifically for adults.
New Classes Starting in September:
Journeys of the Plankton: Shedd Aquarium's Andy Kough will discuss organisms, known as plankton that include small crustaceans, animals, and plants which provide a crucial source of food to aquatic life. Witness breakthroughs in technologies that have enabled marine biologists to study the small and often transparent larvae as they disperse through the waters. Hear how modern approaches now involve bringing the laboratory directly into the ocean. Discuss how marine biologists observe behavior in the wild while removing the veil that has long obscured our views of this critical, but cryptic life stage known as plankton. Class takes place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 in Room B166. To register, use course code: NRA S58 001. Cost is $12.
Native American Artifacts and Antiquities: Enjoy a show-and-tell collection of artifacts of various Native American tribes' artifacts, including Lakota beadwork, Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, Pipestone pipes, and Zuni animal fetishes. Each tell us stories that teach us about life, the universe, and our place in creation. Class takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Room A103. Use course code: NRA S22 004 to register. Cost is $12.
Social Security: Seven Keys to Optimizing Your Benefits. Social Security continues to play a critical role in a retirement strategy. Is your strategy taking full advantage of what Social Security offers? Instructor will discuss the seven keys to optimizing Social Security benefits, including when you should start taking benefits and working in retirement. Class takes place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. in Room A103. Use course code: NRA C19 002 to register. Cost is $12.
The RAP membership is $25. To register for a RAP membership and/or classes, call (815) 455-8588 and use course code: NRA C01 008. For more information or to request a copy of the RAP newsletter, call Dori Sullens at (815) 455-8559.