MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra begins rehearsals on Feb. 13

SIDNEY – Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Philharmonic orchestra begin Feb. 13. The orchestra is for instrumentalists with previous instrumental ensemble experience. Rehearsals are in the Greenville Middle School Band Room from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays from Feb. 13 through April 17, with no class on Feb. 20. The cost is $15 per person. Please

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Valentine’s Dance is Feb. 10 at MCC

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College hosts a Valentine’s dance, featuring the Bob Nixon and Friends Jazz Band from Grand Rapids, Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium, in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Instructor Cindy Cuffman will give free dance lessons from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

MCC offers scholarships for 2017-18

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College and the MCC Foundation award more than 300 scholarships annually. Applications are due March 10 for the majority of the college’s 2017-18 scholarships. Visit to apply or for more information.

MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra begins rehearsals on Feb. 13

SIDNEY – Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Philharmonic orchestra begin Feb. 13. The orchestra is for instrumentalists with previous instrumental ensemble experience. Rehearsals are in the Greenville Middle School Band Room from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays from Feb. 13 through April 17, with no class on Feb. 20. The cost is $15 per person. Please visit to register. Please contact Director Jeff Ayres or (616) 894-1071 for more information. Spring’s repertoire will include selections from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones. The class ends with a concert with MCC’s Alumni and Friends Choir titled “A Film Fantasy: Classics from the Silver Screen” on April 23 at 3 p.m. on MCC’s Sidney campus. Admission to the concert is free.

MCC Reads presents dialogue workshop for writers and readers

SIDNEY – MCC Language Arts Instructor Jamie Hopkins presents “Let’s Talk! Dynamic Dialogue for Writers and Readers” on Feb. 21 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus as a part of MCC Reads, which encourages all students, staff, faculty and community members to read this year’s book selection, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, and share it with their friends and family. Hopkins will share powerful dialogue from literature and offer inspired writing instruction for building memorable dialogue into your writing projects. Participants will also discover the many memoir titles available at the MCC Library. Pizza and pop are free for students with a current MCC student ID and are $2 each for all others.

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MCC Alumni & Friends Choir to begin rehearsals on Feb. 23

SIDNEY – Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Alumni and friends Choir begin Feb. 23. The choir is for students, alumni, faculty and community members who like to sing. No previous experience is required. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from Feb. 23 through April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room M211 in the Morford Building on the college’s Sidney campus. The cost is $15 per person. Please visit to register. Please contact Director Valerie Vander Markfor more information. The class ends with a concert with MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra titled “A Film Fantasy: Classics from the Silver Screen” on April 23 at 3 p.m. on MCC’s Sidney campus. Admission to the concert is free.

Winter Wanderings Trail Walk is Feb. 24 at MCC

SIDNEY – Join members of Montcalm Community College’s Nature Trails Committee to take in the serenity of a winter landscape during a Winter Wanderings Trail Walk on Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including boots or snowshoes, and meet between the Beatrice E. Doser Building and the tennis courts at the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails sign. Afterward, hot cocoa and snacks will be available in room A138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on the college’s Sidney campus.

Learn about ‘Homelessness in Montcalm County’ Feb. 28 at MCC

SIDNEY – Esther Combs, a special education supervisor with the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, presents “Homelessness in Montcalm County” on Feb. 28 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus as a part of MCC Reads. Combs will provide valuable information on the situation of homeless students in our county and how community members can assist these students. Pizza and pop are free for students with a current MCC ID and are $2 each for all others. Visit for more information. Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please emailor call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270.

MCC offers career development and personal enrichment courses

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College offers a variety of career development and personal enrichment courses. Visit for course details or to register online.

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