Middlesex Community College will host a Lowell campus open house for prospective students on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 a.m. to noonin MCC’s City Building, 33 Kearney Square.

Hear about our new Weekend College and transfer options with four-year colleges and universities. Meet MCC graduates. Learn about financial aid, tutoring, disability support, and honors opportunities. Meet division deans, faculty and staff. Take a tour of the campus, and apply to the college on the spot.

Prospective students can participate in various breakout sessions tailored to meet particular needs and interests throughout the morning.

To learn more, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our website:

M.I.L.E.S. (Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education for Seniors) at Middlesex Community College program offers stimulating, interactive daytime sessions for older adults with no term papers, tests or grades. The spring session runs from March 28 through April 28. The two-hour study groups usually meet weekly from 2 to 4 p.m. for four or five weeks, and are facilitated by individuals with expertise in their field, including some MCC faculty and staff.

The workshops and seminars focus on topics as varied as movies, computer skills, literature, genealogy, economic issues, travel experiences, history, and digital photography.

Membership is $95 per term. Members may take as many M.I.L.E.S. courses as they wish (on a space-available basis) and enjoy free use of the MCC fitness center and library.

To register, call 1-800-818-3434. For more information about membership and courses, contact Chris Lindsey at 781-280-3570 or visit

Middlesex Community College offers a variety of noncredit food and fine dining courses this spring, including several at area restaurants. Courses include:

* Exploring The Wines of Italy: Richard Rourke, owner of Ricardo’s Trattoria, on a single evening virtual tasting tour of Italy’s most important wine regions. You will learn about the unique winemaking styles and grape varieties that make it one of the world’s most historic wine producing nations. Samplings of both wine and food will be provided. Students must be 21 years old. This course meets Monday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., at Ricardo’s, 110 Gorham St., Lowell. The cost is $69. Register for course number 618 80.

* The Art of Cheese: Join us at Concord’s Cheese Shop and hear owner and 30-year turophile Peter Lovis demystify the intricacies of cheese. Learn the art of cheese by tasting exquisite cheeses. This class meets Wednesday, April 13, 7-9 p.m. at 29 Walden St., Concord. The cost is $45. Register for course number PER 617 31.

* Spring for Cake: Learn how to make a three-dimensional fondant flowerpot. Spring ahead with this perfect cake centerpiece that will dazzle everyone. No experience is necessary. A supply fee of $20 will be paid to the instructor at the first class and everyone goes home with a fully decorated cake. This course meets Wednesday, April 20, 6-9 p.m., at the Middlesex Meetinghouse, 294 Concord Road, Billerica. The cost is $39. Register for course number PER 696 30. To register, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit for a complete list of courses and programs.

Middlesex’s Adult Learning Center helps more than 100 people each year earn a GED (General Educational Development) credential, as well as improve their math and English skills.

Half of those students go on to attend MCC.

The program offers extensive academic guidance and support, including access to a computer lab.

Classes meet three mornings a week on the Bedford campus.

For more information, call Elizabeth McKiernan or Linda Molloy at 1-800-818-3434.