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Tune-in for a laugh, register for your next class and catch the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 01, 2021

There’s always lots to do, see and experience at College of Lake County (CLC). Here are some of the highlights for the month of March. 


earnest-compositeThursday, Mar. 4 through Saturday, Mar. 6: The Importance of Being Earnest, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Friday 

Hailed as one of the funniest plays in the English language, this brilliant comedy of manners follows the antics of two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, as they pursue true love and the perfect cucumber sandwich. Both men take the alias of "Ernest? in order to capture the hearts of Gwendolyn and Cecily, but quickly discover that maintaining double identities is more challenging that they expected. When it all starts to unravel, comic mayhem ensues. 

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OEFF_Logo_Theme_Color_StackedSaturday, Mar. 6: One Earth Film Festival – Flint: Who Can You Trust?, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Join the CLC Sustainability Council and One Earth Film Festival in viewing the film Flint: Who Can You Trust? and stay for action discussion afterwards. 

Journalist/filmmaker Anthony Baxter goes beyond the headlines in Flint, Michigan, where a government poisoned its own citizens’ water supply, to show the complete breakdown of authority, public trust and faith in the truth itself. “Flint” is a powerful investigation of the breathtaking scope of toxic pseudo-science, celebrity activism, and official negligence. The film reveals the devastating impact on poor people and people of color, which make up the majority of the residents in Flint, as they continue to seek justice and clean water. 

Friday, Mar. 8: Priority class registration opens 

Current CLC students can register for intersession, summer session and fall session. 

food bankTuesday, Mar. 9 & Tuesday, Mar. 23: NIFB Pop-Up Market, 2 – 5 p.m. 

Each family that comes through during the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. distribution will receive approximately 50 lbs. of food, including protein, produce, dairy and milk (when available). This can be considered a godsend for students at the college who previously took advantage of the school’s SHARE Market, an on-campus food pantry which has been closed since March. No identification is needed, and no proof of need is required. 

Distribution will take place in Parking Lot 3 on CLC’s Grayslake Campus which is just south of Washington Street and off of Lancer Lane. 

mf_headeroption1Friday, Mar. 12: Entries due for Maker Faire contests 

The inaugural Lake County Maker Faire may be taking place April 17, but entries for two of its contests are due by March 12. 

Design a Logo - Start with a three-inch circle and select your favorite red and blue media. It could be crayons, colored pencils or graphic design software, your choice! Make sure to include the words "Maker Faire Lake County" somewhere in your design. This contest is aimed at all students 3rd grade and up, as well as community members. 

Design a Game Tile using 3D Modeling - Do you ever wish you could redesign your favorite board game? Well we’ve decided to tackle one of our favorites, Settlers of Catan. So far, we have a plan for the ore and the brick tile. We would like your help in designing the next one. How would you envision the sheep tile? Is it a rolling field of green or perhaps a single stylish sheep? The contest is open to students from Grade 6 through community college. 

pipersFriday, Mar. 12: The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, 1 – 2 p.m. 

The most famous Celtic band on the planet. Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! Where rock anthems from Journey, Cold Play and Queen sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland. This ensemble consists of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drummers who have been rocking the world with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. 

Get your FREE virtual ticket by phone (847) 543-2300 or email: 

Monday, Mar. 15: Open class registration begins 

Class registration opens to all for intersession, summer session and fall session.  

Thursday, Mar. 18: Skyway Juried Collegiate Art Competition begins 

This year the prestigious, annual Skyway Juried Art Competition will be hosted by College of Lake County. Jurors select the best works from eight colleges to be included in Skyway 2021.  The competition runs through April 16th.  

Tuesday, Mar. 30: I LOST MY BODY (France, 2019) - International Film Screening & Discussion through Zoom, 7 – 10 p.m. 

A pizza delivery guy arrives forty minutes late, but nevertheless has a promising chat over the intercom with the woman who ordered it. A severed hand escapes from a laboratory and makes its way across Paris in search of its owner. I Lost My Body combines a character-based story with a unique adventure tale – but just what is the connection between the two halves, exactly? Variety’s critic called the film “one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen … remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic.” Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. 

Participants must have access to Netflix to view the film. 
7 p.m. - Welcome and introduction to the film 
7:15 p.m. - Watch the film 
9 p.m. - Discussion with Dr. Chris Cooling 

Register in advance for this International Film Screening & Discussion through Zoom: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Wednesday, Mar. 31: Literary Writing Workshop, 3 p.m. 
Nicole Chung is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know (Catapult, US; Pushkin Press, UK). Named a Best Book of the Year by two dozen publications, All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a semifinalist for the PEN Open Book Award, an Indies Choice Honor Book, and an official Junior Library Guild Adult Crossover Selection.

Register in advance for this meeting:

About College of Lake County: 

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation. Learn more at or call (847) 543-2000.