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Registration open for Macomb Community College’s SOAR Macomb summer series

– Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:00AM

Program presents 10 short, noncredit courses, from July 15 – July 26

Registration is open for the summer semester of the Society of Active Retirees (SOAR) Macomb, a Macomb Community College lifelong learning initiative. From July 15 through 26, SOAR Macomb will offer 10 noncredit courses, each two hours in length, with topics spanning local history, art and mental fitness.

“SOAR Macomb’s abridged summer session is back due the success of last year’s pilot program,” said William Wood, director, Cultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Macomb Community College. “SOAR Macomb members enthusiastically responded to the opportunity for summertime learning.”

Participants choose up to three classes for a registration fee of $25 for the summer program. Courses are taught by Macomb Community College staff as well as other experts in their respective fields. Once the semester has begun on July 15, additional classes are available for a $10 fee each.

This summer’s lineup of courses:

  • July 15 - The Men Who Made Selfridge Field
  • July 16 - Geocaching 101: The Thrill of the Hunt
  • July 17 - More than Honey (film and discussion)
  • July 18 - I Have a Computer…Now What?
  • July 19 - On View at the Anton Art Center
  • July 22 - The Curious Creation of Loren Andrus: The Washington Octagon House
  • July 23 - Down on the Delta: Harsens Island and the St. Clair Flats
  • July 24 - Talkin’ Tales: The Easiest Book Club Ever!
  • July 25 - Tracking History at the Packard Proving Grounds
  • July 26 - Yoga for the Mind: Solving Sudoku Puzzles

Most of SOAR Macomb’s classes are held at the Macomb University Center on the college’s Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.  The courses about the Anton Art Center, Washington Octagon House and Packard Proving Grounds will be held at those locations.

Online registration for the summer SOAR Macomb semester is open at Registration will also be accepted via U.S. Mail and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The catalog of summer SOAR Macomb offerings is available online and by calling 586.286.2106 or by email at

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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