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MCC offering trips, tours in July

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McHenry County College's Trips and Tours program is offering day trips in July to "The Last Ship" musical in Chicago and a visit to Cantigny.

Registration is under way for the these two trips. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information, call Claudia Terrones at (815) 455-8782.

"The Last Ship": "The Last Ship" is a new musical with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting. Inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this world premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello ("Wicked"), a book by Tony Award winner John Logan ("Red") and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey ("Next to Normal"). "The Last Ship" is set in the English seafaring town of Wallsend, a close-knit community so bound together by passion, faith and tradition that they will stop at nothing to preserve the only life they've ever known. Trip takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Cost is $135. Register using trip ID NST S21 007.

A Day in the Country at Cantigny: Enjoy a leisurely day in the country at Cantigny, the estate of Col. Robert R. McCormick. This 15-acre park estate featuring formal and rose gardens, began as a farm in 1896 owned by McCormick's grandfather, Joseph Medill, the editor of the Chicago Tribune. It was completed in the 1930s by Medill's grandson, Colonel Robert R. McCormick. The Medills and the McCormicks were prominent Chicagoans who enjoyed Cantigny as a country residence. The history of the family and the political power they exerted throughout the world are remarkable. The mansion, called The Robert R. McCormick Museum, shows the gracious and grand way Colonel McCormick's family lived and includes European antiques and Asian art. The war museum and the name of the estate commemorate McCormick's experience at the Battle of Cantigny. Cost is $95 and includes lunch on the grounds. Trip takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 17. To register, use trip ID NST S25 007.