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Jan 04
Upcoming classes, seminars at MCC for January

Whether you want to take a class for fun, to improve your skills, unleash your creativity, grow your business or prepare for a new career, Mid-Plains Business and Community Education Department at McCook Community College can help. Offering both traditional classroom and online classes, MCC can meet your individual learning needs. Please join us in one or more of the following classes. Pre-registration is required, so call today at 345-8122.

CPR/First Aid for the Layperson. Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6-10 p.m., Fire station, $65. The CPR part of this class is a hands-on approach to an emergency, focusing on the skills needed to respond to a patient that is not breathing. Included in this training is first aid for choking. The first aid part of the class also contains information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. This class can be offered at other times and can be delivered to individual organizations and businesses.

Yoga Basics. Thursdays, Jan. 10 – Jan. 31, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Student Union, $29. This basic beginners Yoga course is for all levels. The course takes you through basic postures and sequences to help increase flexibility, ease stress, and relax the mind and body. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket or props (blocks, straps) if desired. 

Canvas Creations: Beacon of Hope. Saturday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., McMillen Hall, room 213, $29. One Saturday a month students have the opportunity to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and or co-workers. In just three hours, with a paint brush in hand and step-by-step instructions, artists of all skill levels will create their very own canvas creation. This month's painting will feature "A Cardinal in the Snow," a winter wonderland, with a crimson colored bird among a snowy canvas backdrop. Pre-registration is required; act fast as these classes fill up quickly.

Knitted Reversible Patchwork Throw. Tuesdays, Jan. 22- Feb. 26, from 6-9 p.m., McMillen Hall, room 210, $25. Students will be knitting simple patterns in small patches then piecing them together to make reversible patches, ultimately piecing the entire project together or a quilt-like knitted throw. A great wintertime pastime.

Kids Academy: Guitar I Class (six sessions). Wednesdays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 27, McMillen Hall, room 201, $45. (Ages 6-8: from 4-4:30 p.m., Ages 9-11: from 4:30-5 p.m.). Play favorite folk songs using your first three chords, and start learning to read music with your guitar! Students need their own quality child-size guitar or may contact the instructor regarding a rent-to-own option.

Kids Academy: MCC Caring Kids-We're All About Recycling. Wednesdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 27 & Mar. 27, 2:30-4 p.m., Student Union. Class will be learning about recycling (3-Rs) and how what we do directly effects our earth. There is no course fee for the class.

IPhones for Dummies. Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m., McMillen Hall, room 201, $19. Attention all IPhone users! Have you ever wondered how to download an app? Do you know how to take a screenshot? Learn the tips, tricks and shortcuts to using your IPhone. We are here to relieve some of the anxiety that comes with figuring out your new phone.

Valentine Paper Wreath. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29, from 6:30-8 p.m., $25. Create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind heart shaped wreath using the pages of a book to decorate for Valentine's Day. This gorgeous wreath can be embellished with ribbon and wooden hearts if desired, or leave it simple and classic made using pages with paint-tinted edges. You will be amazed at what you can create. Similar versions can be bought on Etsy.

Kids' Academy: Electromagnetic Train (Grades 3-8). Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4:30-6 p.m., McMillen Hall, room 201, $25. Students will be fascinated as they explore both electricity and magnetism while creating an electromagnetic train. In this class students will build their very own incredible electric "train" with no motors, gears, pistons or actuators; yet, the train will race around the track at over five mph.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​