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.

COM Electric Guitar Ensemble will reprise classic horror film soundtracks from “Psycho” to “The Devil and Daniel Webster.” They will also play a new piece “Tales from the Creep” that director John Kiefer commissioned Dallas-based composer Eddie Healy to write.

The ensemble is comprised of college students and community members. Guitarists of all skill levels are welcome to join the group. Students can take the course as a credit or continuing education course. No audition is required.

For more information, call John Kiefer, 409-933-8545.

Tour Europe with COM choirs

Learn more about joining the College of the Mainland Vocal Arts Tour of Germany and the Czech Republic on June 14-22.

James Smith, Western states director for encore tours, will discuss a weeklong tour of Europe’s center of classical music and other breathtaking sites at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the college’s Fine Arts Building.

Blending history and music, the tour will highlight the Bachmuseum in Leipzig and Thomaskirche, where Bach worked from 1723 to 1750. Dresden will provide a glimpse into World War II and postwar reconstruction.

The group will travel through Berlin, Leipzig (home to Mendelssohn, Bach and Schumann), Prague and Dresden with two performances, guided tours and free time to explore.

Prague will include a visit to the Hradcany Castle and cathedral and to the 14th-century Charles Bridge. Travelers will also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Vltava.

Continuing the success of its 2014 Ireland tour, the college’s chorale will perform American classics with local groups in Leipzig and Prague.

The vocal arts tour is open to any interested individual. Participation in the choir performing on this tour is optional.

For more information about this tour or joining college choirs, contact Joyce Palmer, 409-933-8348 or

LED facials and more at new esthetician lab

The College of the Mainland cosmetology program has expanded its location and added a new aesthetics lab.

The lab, with 10 client chairs, allows students to learn how to provide anti-aging treatments, microdermabrasion, exfoliations and LED photo-light facials.

The nine-month aesthetics program trains students to help individuals maintain healthy, glowing skin through facial treatments. They may also provide facial hair removal treatments, such as waxing, or apply makeup for special occasions.

The program added 3,500 square feet including a conference room, offices and two classrooms for students training to be cosmetologists, cosmetology instructors and estheticians.

Advanced college cosmetology and esthetician students work in the salon at College of the Mainland, 15009 Delany Road, in La Marque. Individuals can make appointments on Thursdays and Fridays for facials, waxing, haircuts, hair coloring and hair styling.

For more information, visit or call 409-933-8480.

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