Upcoming Events


June 15

Bus trip to Cranbrook Institute of Sciences


Join MCC’s Lifelong Learners and other natural history, humanities, anthropology, botany, astronomy and general science enthusiasts on a one-day trip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, in Bloomfield Hills, on June 15.


Buses leave MCC’s Greenville campus for MCC’s Sidney campus at 8 a.m., depart from MCC’s Sidney campus around 8:30 a.m., and return to MCC’s Sidney campus at 7:30 p.m. and MCC’s Greenville campus at 8 p.m.


Tickets are $11.53 per person and the registration deadline is June 13 at noon. The ticket covers the cost of transportation and a lunch, but if you have any special dietary needs, you may want to bring or plan to purchase your own lunch. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Depending on the exhibits you may want to see, the trip will include a considerable amount of walking.


To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cranbrook-institute-of-science-trip-tickets-42048166197. The registration deadline is June 13 at noon.


Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. Participants have time to visit several attractions during the trip, including the “Rome: Age of the Caesars” exhibit, the observatory, the planetarium (featuring “Sidney Skies”) and the Erb Family Science Garden. The tours also will cover a wide variety of educational disciplines as well as exciting and diverse ways to experience the information provided. For more information, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065.


June 24

Log Cabin Day


Celebrate National Log Cabin Day at Montcalm Heritage Village Sunday, June 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit the village’s Shoen Log Cabin, built in 1860, for a family-friendly afternoon.


Enjoy a lumberjack show with Sheepshank Sam at the bandstand, enter your homemade pie in the pie baking contest, listen to live music and create children’s crafts. The event is free and open to the community. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-village, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065.

Aug. 2-4

Heritage Festival


Montcalm Heritage Village hosts its 32nd annual Heritage Festival Aug. 2-4, 2018, at Montcalm Heritage Village on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus, 2800 College Drive, Sidney.


Since its establishment in 1987, Montcalm Heritage Village has grown to include 28 structures, which feature hundreds of artifacts from local areas depicting life in Michigan at the turn of the 20th Century.


During the three-day event, docents in period costumes offer tours of each structure. In addition, special programs include reenactments, historic displays, craft demonstrations and vendors, music, children’s activities, vintage Base Ball and other offerings.


Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.


For more information, visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065.

Karen Maxfield, Cultural Events Coordinator