Taming of the Shrew

Galveston College student Elijah Barrie plays “Baptista” to student Destiny Shute’s portrayal of Katharina, the Shrew and Baptista’s daughter, in the upcoming presentation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

The theatre presentation is free and open to the public on Friday and Saturday.

Galveston College’s award-winning theater group will present William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fine Arts Center, Room 207, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston. Admission is free and open to the public.

The cast consists of students Annie Schwenk, Elijah Barrie, Jessica Floyed, George DeBerardinis, Dennyisha Johnson, Jade Killebrew, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Destiny Shute, and faculty member Dr. Shane Wallace. The play is directed by Liz Lacy.

Hickerson Lecture is March 7

Galveston College’s third lecture in its 2016-17 lecture series will feature marine researcher Emma Hickerson. Her topic will be “Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary — Deep Discoveries, Science and Interactive Experiences.” Her presentation will be at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on campus.

Cooking With Friends set for Friday

Galveston College’s next Cooking With Friends class will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Fine Arts Room 321. This class will feature Aztec and Anasazi Cuisine and the chef will share some of the history of food in America before the arrival of the Europeans.

Potatoes, turkey, quinoa and blueberries are among the foods that originated in the Americas. The class will turn some of them into a delicious dinner. Daisy Durham, a world traveler, catering chef and retired history professor, will teach the finer points of this cuisine and lead the class members through recipes from the region. Dining and discussion follow the lesson.

The cost of the course is $49. To register, call 409-944-1344 or visit www.gc.edu/CEregister.

Ribbon cutting and dedication of Bernard Davis Field

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce joins Galveston College during its 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball Team to hold a ribbon cutting and dedication of Bernard Davis Field at 11:30 a.m. March 4 at 83rd Street and Frank Giusti Drive in Galveston.

The ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on the Bernard Davis Field will feature Whitecaps former coaches and players, Chamber President Gina Spagnola, Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton and other players and supporters of the Whitecaps teams. Chamber members, college students, college staff, and players’ families will be treated to hot dogs, peanuts and crackerjacks while supplies last. Admission is free to everyone.

The Whitecaps baseball team will host Blinn College for a doubleheader beginning at noon.

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