HOUSTON

The University of Houston-Clear Lake will have its annual #GivingTuesday event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in Atrium I in the Bayou Building on its campus, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

Proceeds will go toward scholarships and other programs at the school.

To donate online, visit www.uhcl.edu/givingtuesday.

TEXAS CITY

Gordon Change, an East Asian affairs expert, will speak on the current North Korea crisis at 12:30 p.m. today in the Learning Resource Center Auditorium at College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road.

The event is apart of the school’s International Speaker Series.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, email Mark Fleming, markdf@outlook.com.

GALVESTON

The Galveston College Theatre Dept. will present a radio play version of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on its campus, 4015 Ave. Q.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Liz Lacy, llacy@gc.edu or 409-944-1398.

TEXAS CITY

College of the Mainland will have its 2017 Student Art Exhibition available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Monday in its Fine Arts Building Art Gallery, 1200 Amburn Road.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, visit www.com.edu/gallery or call 409-933-8354 or 409-933-8348.

Adults are invited to “tour the world” with the College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program for its nine-day Vienna and Christmas market trip Dec. 3-11.

For information, contact Alesha Vardeman, aaulds@com.edu or 409-933-8432.

FRIENDSWOOD

Brightwood College will have its Holiday Fest with Santa event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at 3208 FM 528.

Admission is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments, a tacky sweater contest, crafts, giveaways and more.

For information, call Claire Per-Lee, 205-503-5954.

GALVESTON

Communities in Schools-Galveston County will have its From Hardship to Hope banquet from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Commodore Room at Sea Star Base Galveston, 7509 Broadway.

Dale Erquiaga, national CIS president, will be the guest speaker.

A $30 donation per person is asked. Tables also are available for $300 each.

For tickets or information, call Connie Hebert, 409-539-9055, or Eugene Lewis, 409-443-6666.

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