MCC hosts March 23 United Way presentation

SIDNEY – “United Way: Working Together to Meet Community Needs,” is March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties Executive Director Terri Legg will discuss the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) project and United Way’s efforts in meeting community needs. Pizza and pop are free for all attendees.

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MCC Reads hosts book discussion

SIDNEY – Join a community of readers from Montcalm Community College, area schools and across the county for a campus and community book discussion to explore the 2017 MCC Reads choice, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, on March 21 at noon in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Visit for more information.

MCC presents ‘The Case for Theism’ on March 22

SIDNEY – Dr. Timothy McGrew, professor and chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University, presents “The Case for Theism” March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Pizza and pop are free for students with a current MCC ID and are $2 for all others. The presentation is sponsored by MCC’s Religion and Philosophy Club.

Hear ‘The Buzz on Bees’ at MCC

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College Biology Instructor Shaun Ann Peters and the “Bee Guy,” Mike Wilson, will share “The Buzz on Bees” on March 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room A138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. Peters and Wilson will share the dangers facing bee populations and how to encourage bees to visit your yard. They will also talk about how to become a beekeeper at your own home. All ages are welcome. Admission is free.

MCC hosts its annual Chicago trip

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College offers a March 25 bus trip to Chicago. Registration for MCC students is $24.20, which includes a $2.20 service fee, and it is $45.30 for non-students, which includes a $3.30 service fee. The ticket covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Available attractions include the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science & Industry and Shedd Aquarium. The bus leaves MCC’s Sidney campus at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. To register, visit. The deadline to register is March 23 at noon. Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. For more information, email or call (989) 328-2111, Ext. 334. MCC offers “India Night” dinner on March 31

SIDNEY – Enjoy delicious Indian food and entertainment while learning about the Indian culture during Montcalm Community College’s India Night March 31 at 6 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Dinner tickets are $10 each and include chicken curry, vegetables, fried rice and dessert. Tickets for only dessert are $5 per person and include rice pudding, naan and chai. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit students who will be studying abroad in India in May. Tickets are available until March 17 by emailing Cultural Events Coordinator Karen Maxfield.

MCC’s spring break is April 3-8

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College’s spring break is April 3-8. Credit classes do not meet during that time. MCC’s campuses are closed April 7.

MCC’s Fitness Center closed April 3-16

SIDNEY – Montcalm Community College’s Fitness Center will be closed April 3-16 for remodeling. Visit for hours of operation, as well as information about the college’s pool and gymnasium, which both will remain open during this time.

Registration is open for MCC’s summer classes

SIDNEY – Registration for MCC’s summer classes is available now and fall registration opens on March 6. The 2017 summer and fall schedule of courses is available through MyMontcalm under the Academics tab at. For more information, email or call MCC’s Student Services at (989) 328-1277.

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 email or 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. Visitfor course details or to register online.

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