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McHenry County College offers summer classes in art, cooking and more

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McHenry County College is offering a variety of summer classes for those interested in art, cooking or traveling.

To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588. For more information, call Tracy Berry at (815) 455-8758 or Claudia Terrones at (815) 455-8782.

These classes are available.

Painted Glass Vase: Learn how to take those extra glass vases you have stashed around and turn them into something beautiful. Using the One Stroke technique, participants will learn how to prepare the glass, painting strokes, and finishing the glass. All supplies included. Bring brushes if you have them. Brushes will also be available for use in class. Class takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Room D158. Cost is $33. Use course ID NFA S26 007 to register for this class.

Vegetarian BBQ: BBQ isn't just about steaks and burgers, almost any veggie roasts up nicely on the grill too. This tasty grilled vegetarian meal will leave you craving a vegetarian menu for your next cookout. Menu includes grilled summer vegetable tacos with avocado chimichurri sauce, cilantro lime rice and grilled fruit dessert. The best part is you get to eat the food you make so come hungry. Class takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Cost is $65. Use course ID NCU S72 008 to register for this class.

Alfresco Cooking: Al Fresco dining is simply "eating outdoors." It adds a lively and enjoyable dimension to dining and gets you out of the house. The menu includes a mixture of barbecued foods with salads. Join our chefs to create a wonderful meal that can be enjoyed alfresco. Menu includes rainbow tomato salad, grilled summer vegetable platter, herbed lemon chicken and grilled nectarine with feta. The best part is you get to eat the food you make. Class takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Cost is $65. Use course ID NCU S78 008 to register.

Italian Day -- Featuring Eataly Chicago: Spend the day focusing on all things Italian in Chicago. Explore Eataly Chicago, an extraordinary market with 23 eateries. It's a 63,000-square-foot food wonderland, making mozzarella twice an hour, offering fresh and dried pasta, extra-virgin olive oil, meats, fish, cheeses, cookbooks and gifts and more. Enjoy lunch on your own as you browse through the market, shopping for goodies to take home. Next, tour the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, which celebrates the contributions of Italian American athletes from all over the U.S. Housed in the heart of Little Italy, visitors will be impressed with the scope of the collection. Another stop features The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, a neighborhood church on the city's Near West Side that represents the centerpiece of family life, and rich cultural diversity. This trip takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Cost is $79. Use course ID NST S27 008 to register.