The testing center at College of the Mainland will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at 1200 Amburn Road.

For information, visit www.com.edu/testing-center, email testingcenter@com.edu, or call 409-933-8676.


The Friendswood High School Theatre Dept. will present “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium on its campus at 702 Greenbriar.

Tickets are $15. For information, call Amy Thornton at 281-482-3413.


The College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble will host a “Jazzy Holiday Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Fine Arts Building at 1200 Amburn Road.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For information, visit www.com.edu.


Moody Gardens will offer its Home School Days events for students who are homeschooled at 1 Hope Blvd. on the following dates:

• Wednesday — Aquarium Pyramid and ICE LAND: Pole-to-Pole;

• Feb. 13 — Rainforest Pyramid and Ropes Course;

• April 10 — Rainforest Pyramid and Aquarium Pyramid; and

• Sept. 11 — Discovery Pyramid and MG 3D Theater;

Fees are $15 for per person for non-members or $3 per person for members (must show Moody Gardens membership card at check-in).

RSVP must be made at least two weeks in advance. To RSVP or get more information, email specialist@moodygardens.org or call 409-683-4281.

The College of the Mainland board of trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in its conference center at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City. For agenda, visit www.com.edu.


Communities in Schools-Galveston County will have its annual From Hardship to Hope banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sea Star Base at 7509 Broadway.

Bill Milliken, founder and vice chairman of CIS, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $35, tables are $350; and corporate tables are $1,000, and includes a scholarship in your name.

For information, email Connie Hebert at chebertcisgalv@aol.com, Dolores Haley at doloreshaley@gisd.org, or call 409-765-5395.


The Galveston College Community Chorale will have its holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Moody Methodist Church at 2803 53rd St.

Admission is free. For information, call 409-944-1302.


The University of Houston-Clear Lake will have its fall commencement exercises Dec. 16 at NRG Arena at 1 NRG Park.

The College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education will have its commencement at noon; and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities, and the College of Business will begin at 5 p.m.

Attendees will have to pay for parking at the arena. For information, visit www.uhcl.edu.


The La Marque High School Class of 2019 will have a Spirit Day fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 at Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen at 10200 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

Dine in or takeout will be available. Must present flier with purchase.

To obtain flier and get information, contact Jacinta Urps at jurps@tcisd.org or 409-938-4261.

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