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February events include Black History Month lectures, Salute to Gospel concert, STEM Day for Girls

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 27, 2020

From theatrical performances to a STEM for Girls Day, the College of Lake County (CLC) presents more than 20 events open to the community in February. While some are free of charge and others have an admission fee, all events take place at the Grayslake Campus unless otherwise noted. Visit for more information.

Ongoing through Feb. 21: Members Art Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art. The exhibition features a diverse collection of works by member artists. For details, visit

Various February dates: Small-business workshops include: Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (Feb. 7); Digital Marketing (Feb. 11); Understanding Basic Financial Statements (Feb. 12); Starting Your Business in Illinois (Feb. 20); and more. For details, visit the Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center website, call at (847) 543-2033 or email

Saturday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 21: Kohl Children’s Pop-Up Museum, Lakeshore Campus, 111 W. Genesee St., Waukegan. Hands-on activities explore engineering, paleontology (the study of fossils) and programmable robots. For dates and times, visit

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Criminal justice career fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Street. Law enforcement agencies from Lake County and beyond will discuss career opportunities.

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Dental hygiene career information session, noon-1 p.m., Lakeshore (Waukegan) Campus’ Dental Materials Lab N135, 111 N. Genesee St.

Thursday, Feb. 6: “I Have A Dream” presentation, 9:30 -10:30 a.m., 11 a.m-noon, Mainstage Theatre (Room P107). Experience a compelling dramatization of the life and times of acclaimed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Suitable for Grades 2+.

Thursday, Feb. 6: Nursing career information session, 2-3:30 p.m., Rooms T326-328.

Friday, Feb. 7: International Film “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” 7 p.m., Room C105. In this unrated Chinese drama from 2018, a low-level criminal returns home after years of hiding out, crossing paths with his lost love as well as the new gangsters in her life. Admission is free.

Saturday, Feb. 8: Maker Week Build Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Baxter Innovation Lab, Room T121. Individuals, clubs or teams are welcome to use the lab for meeting, brainstorming and fabricating to prepare for the Lake County Maker Week April 18-25. Prior registration is required through CLC's Personal Enrichment Department.

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Lake County Summit on Restorative Justice, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how restorative justice practices can help Lake County at this free Summit on Restorative Justice. 

Tuesday, Feb. 11: Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy career information session, 9-10 a.m., Room N211, Lakeshore Campus, 33 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

Friday, Feb. 14: Heart By Heart concert, 7:30 p.m., Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. The performance  is a tribute to one of classic rock’s most successful and revered bands: Heart. For more information, visit

Sunday, Feb. 16: Lula Washington Dance Theatre, 7 p.m., Mainstage Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. This Los Angeles-based contemporary dance ensemble explores social and humanitarian issues, along with African American culture and history. For details, visit

Tuesday, Feb. 18, Lake County Robotics Competition Scrimmage, 5-9 p.m., Lower Level A Wing. This is a mid-winter scrimmage for the April 21 Lake County Robotics Competition, part of Lake County Maker Week.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Massage therapy career information session, noon-1 p.m., Room R230, Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills.

Wednesday, Feb. 19: Nursing career information session, 2-3:30 p.m., Room R230, Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills.

Thursday, Feb. 20: “Winning in the Robotic Workplace: How to Prosper in the Information Age,” 7-9 p.m., Baxter Innovation Lab (Room T120). Author John Wasik discusses the topic, which is also the title of his new book.

Friday, Feb. 21: Independent film "Once Upon a River," 7 p.m., Room C105. Filmed in Antioch, Ill., the story is a Midwestern coming-of-age fable set along the river banks. Chicago musician-filmmaker Haroula Rose's debut feature is an evocative marriage of "Winter's Bone," and "Huckleberry Finn." This film has adult content; admission is free.

Monday, Feb. 24: Health information technology career information session, 4 p.m., Room A152.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Culinary career exploration fair, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Room A013.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: February meeting for the CLC Board of Trustees, 6-10 p.m., Board Room C213.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-29: “As You Like It,” 7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Craig Rich, chair of CLC’s theatre department, the classic Shakespearean comedy also takes place March 1, 5, 6 and 7. For show times and ticket information, visit

Saturday, Feb. 29: 10th Annual STEM for Girls Day, 8:30 to noon, Grayslake Campus. The event is for girls in 7th through 12th grade who want to explore careers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). For details, visit

Saturday, Feb. 29, 36th Annual Salute to Gospel Music Concert, 7 p.m., Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Presented by CLC’s Lakeshore Campus, this year’s event features performer Bishop Hezekiah Walker, a multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning, newly inducted Gospel Music Hall of Famer and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir. For ticket information, visit

Interested in a Spring Semester class? There’s still time to register for nearly 200 flexible-start, credit courses that end by May 15 or earlier. For a complete list, visit


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