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College of the Mainland students will present a living history museum as they portray influential African-Americans from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the COM Student Center, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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In 2015 alone, 527 workers were killed in workplace-related accidents in Texas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To assist in workplace safety and preventing tragic incidents, Texas Mutual Insurance donated $100,000 to continue funding free safety workshops at the Gulf Coast Safe…

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Cosmetologists can quickly complete their state-required continuing education hours with fun, discussion-based classes this spring. Participants can select courses that will help them build their businesses and retain clientele.

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Mexican culture and American consumerism take center stage in two new exhibits at the College of the Mainland Art Gallery: Joe Peña’s “Lineage” now through Feb. 22 and “Layout” by Eric Thayer now through March 7.

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As World War II rages, two boys face turmoil closer to home when their father deposits them on their grandmother’s doorstep to become a traveling salesman. In “Lost in Yonkers” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre Thursday through Feb. 12, the boys decide to make the best of the situ…

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College of the Mainland will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event form 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the COM Learning Resource Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. Lunch will be served and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 409-933-8438.

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Prepare for a rewarding career in health care through the Certified Nurse Aide Program at College of the Mainland.

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College of the Mainland gym memberships offer a cost-effective, convenient option for anyone looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Try out the gym with a $5 day pass or a semester membership for $40 for in-district adults and $30 for in-district youths (ages 5-17) and those 50 and older.

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College of the Mainland students will present the holiday favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as a live radio play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Building at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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The College of the Mainland board of trustees and presidential search committee will host public forums with each of the four top candidates for COM’s presidential position. Each finalist will attend two question-and-answer sessions in the meeting room at 1501 Amburn Road, Appomattox Suite 4…

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A new pipefitting program at College of the Mainland will prepare students for a rapidly growing career in refineries, manufacturing and power generation.

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Learn more about how the College of the Mainland’s Adult Education Department is changing lives and sign up for classes at an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the COM Learning Resources Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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What is truth? Students can give their answers to this question — and earn scholarships — at the next Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Academic Symposium April 21 at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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Sinister, classic movie soundtracks will soar eerily to life in a free Monster Musik concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fine Arts Building at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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The College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble will showcase their versatility with a free concert featuring swing, Latin, jazz and the blues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall on campus, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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Adventurers, take notice: Jungle hikes, Mayan ruins, zip-lining and all-out discovery ahead. An online sociology course at College of the Mainland allows participants to explore cultures in Belize in an eight-day excursion through Belize City, San Ignacio and Ambergris Caye.

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Students may register Oct. 10-14 at locations throughout Galveston County for free high school equivalency classes (formerly called GED classes) and English as a second language classes. Classes are free to Galveston County residents through a grant.

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View classic cars through the decades while enjoying free birthday cake, live music and a kids’ zone at College of the Mainland’s 50th Birthday Bash: A Family Day Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City.

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World Literature II, taught by professor James Tabor, focuses on other voices in literature, from Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” to Candide.

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Dutt is now a certified medical assistant after passing the American Association of Medical Assistants licensing exam. Working at the University of Texas Medical Branch, she checks patients’ vitals, records their medical history, conducts EKGs and prepares them for procedures.

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A new electrical program at College of the Mainland will train students to be electrical helpers in about eight months. The H-1B Gulf Coast Ready to Work Grant will pay students’ tuition for those that qualify.

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College of the Mainland will offer a basketball camp for youth ages 5 to 15 in partnership with the National Basketball Academy, an organization affiliated with the Houston Rockets. The camp is designed to improve the skills of any youth basketball player, emphasizing ball handling, shooting, passing and, most importantly, teamwork.

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A first step into the health care field, the College of the Mainland Home Health Aide Program trains students in hands-on classes.

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Celebrate freedom at College of the Mainland's annual Juneteenth celebration from noon to 2 p.m. June 16 in the Learning Resources Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.

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Students attending fall classes at COM should apply for financial aid (FAFSA) by June 1. Applying by June 1 ensures that students will receive funds before the fall payment deadline.

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This summer, students will dribble, pass and dunk their way to better skills in interactive soccer and National Basketball Academy camps.

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Showcasing community resources and support, the second annual Veteran Health and Resource Fair at College of the Mainland will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Center on campus, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. This event is free and open to the public.

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Celebrating International Jazz Day, the College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble and the Texas City High School Jazz Band will present a free concert at 6 p.m. April 30. Internationally known saxophonist Chris Vadala will be the guest artist at the sixth annual concert, held at the Texas City H…

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The ethereal music of space will be featured in the College of the Mainland Guitars’ spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City.

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The Mainland Singers and Mainland Chorale will “Sing a Mighty Song” and perform other hits during vocal extravaganzas at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Texas City and 2 p.m. April 17 at Moody Mansion in Galveston.

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Giving students more career choices, College of the Mainland now offers students an associate degree in welding. The Associate of Applied Science is in addition to COM’s welding certificates and will allow students to move up in the field or teach in many community colleges.

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Relax with upcoming extended travel trips with the College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program to Cape Cod and the Islands (Aug. 14-20) or New York City (Dec. 2-6).

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The College of the Mainland Art Gallery will present “Capitol City Clay,” featuring six exhibiting ceramic artists through March 22.