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Murder at the Nesmith House
It's stood for more than a century-and-a-half, but this October, the college's historic John Nesmith House on Andover Street in Lowell will play host to its first ever murder mystery - this one, thankfully, staged by the stars of MCC's Theater Club!
 
The Middlesex Community College Foundation is hosting a new type of fund-raiser to support student scholarships, featuring actors from our drama classes, under the direction of Karen Oster, the chair of our Performing Arts department!  All proceeds from the fund-raiser will benefit a newly-established MCC Performing Arts Scholarship Fund!
 
The show will be performed two nights - Friday October 28 and Saturday, October 29.  Both performances run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
The performance is based on the original production "Slaughterhouse," by Norman Robbins.  In the story, Romney Marsh, former king of the stage, invites a select group from his latest production to his manor. However, someone is harboring a dark secret that threatens the lives of all the guests.  When the weekend takes a dark turn, the party begins to feel more like the plot from one of his horror plays.  Will they be able to solve the mystery before it is too late?
 
Attendees of the event will watch as our students play out their roles throughout the first floor of the Nesmith House! 
 
Tickets for the event are $75, and can be ordered online at www.middlesex.mass.edu/mystery
 
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.  There will also be a cash bar.
 
Take a quick look at some quick thumbnails from dress rehearsal productions.  Our students are the best! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Performances are limited to 60 people for each of the show's two nights.  We hope you can join us for either the Friday night or Saturday night performance!  We hear it's a killer play! 
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:00 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 1 Comments
Monadnock and Roll!
 
Cool temperatures didn't discourage this year's enthusiastic bunch of hikers from lacing up their boots and hitting the mountain-climbing trails!
 
Under a brilliant blue sky, nearly two dozen MCC students, employees, and friends joined together to experience the magic and wonder of the 2nd most frequently hiked mountain in the world, Mount Monadnock!
 
For many participants, it was their first real hiking experience, and far exceeded their expectations.
 
For all participants, it was an opportunity to get exercise, meet new people, challenge themselves, and to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views in New England.
 
Anything BUT a "walk in the park," the climb to the top of Monadnock is strenuous and satisfying and most climbers spent at least 30 minutes at the top relaxing, taking pictures, enjoying a snack, and basking in the glory of accomplishment.
 
Sponsored annually by the Center for Health and Wellness, this hiking trip is always a big hit with participants.  Special thanks to trip advisors Donna Corbin, Ryan Fried, and Jean Cremins, and to trip organizer and Coordinator of Sports and Recreation at MCC, Emily Norton.  Stay tuned for some more upcoming recreational trips offered throughout the academic year!
 
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 4:07 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 3 Comments
Who Are We? MCC!

That was the resounding cheer heard echoing down Bedford's Great Road throughout the festivities for this year's Bedford Day Parade! 

Just about two dozen of our incredible students took to the streets to represent the college for the town's annual celebration.  The students were members of the Student Union Government Association, Orientation Leaders, and members of the Paul Sullivan Leadership Institute/Leadership in Action course.

For most of the students, it was their first time participating in a community parade, representing their college.  And make no mistake - they did us PROUD!

Some of the students posed with Wizards and Warriors performers in the parade queue. 

All along the route, the students passed out candy to children lining both side of Great Road.  Appropriately enough, the parade-watchers were also holding their FUTURE MCC STUDENT bags that our students passed out to them before the parade began.  And by parade's end, the bags were bursting with the candy giveaways from all of the parade walkers. 

A pristine '57 Chevy followed our MCC float, and the students were only too happy to pose with that beautiful set of wheels! 

President Mabry was able to catch up with MCC supporter and State Representative Ken Gordon before the parade kicked off 

 

A special shoutout to our Parade Prince, Thomas Asiamah of Facilities, who OWNS our community parades, driving the truck and getting the flags of our students' nations in place each time! 

  

At Bedford Town Common, Jillian Freitas-Haley from Admissions and Dennis Malvers from Advancement were there to greet the hundreds of students and community members who stopped at our booth.  We even ran into a whole new slew of alum who came up and introduced themselves! 

 

A great day for the college, a great spotlight event for our student leaders, and a great partnership with our host community, Bedford.

WHO ARE WE?  MCC! 

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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 2:38 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 2 Comments
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