The College of the Mainland Concert Band will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Fine Arts Building on its campus, 1200 Amburn Road.
Sparky Koerner will direct the band. For information, call 409-933-8348.
The Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesday Tuesday, which is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The group hopes to raise $10,000, which will be donated to students/staff of Santa Fe Independent School District. For information on how to participate, visit www.sfisd.org/educationfoundation, or mail your donation to Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation, P.O. Box 747, Santa Fe, TX 77517.
The Dickinson Independent School District’s Education Foundation will present “Gator Tales” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DISDEDF. The reading initiative is aimed at fostering a love of reading among elementary students. If you’d like to participate as a guest reader, email Amanda Flannery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odyssey Academy will have its “Lettuce Eat!” Food Market for the Community event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, Jan. 14 and Jan. 28 at 2412 61st St.
Registration must be completed the same day and time as distribution.
The 39th annual ABC13 “Share Your Holidays” food drive will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in the parking lot of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O.
First-grade students from Burnet Elementary STREAM Magnet School will also present its newly-designed CANstruction project creation showcasing the collaboration of classroom curriculum aligned with the food drive.
Nonperishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted.
College of the Mainland will have the following event:
• Vocal Arts will present “Essence of the Season” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Grace Episcopal Church, 1115 36th St., in Galveston; admission is free, call 409-933-8348.
For information, visit www.com.edu or call 409-933-8438.
Communities in Schools Galveston County will have its annual Hardship to Hope banquet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Events at The Tasting Room, 3616 Church St.
Jamal Tate, managing partner of Inspirational Insights Consulting Group, will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets are $40 per person, $400 for a table, and $1,000 for a scholarship table.
For tickets and information, call Connie Hebert, 409-539-9055.
The Galveston College Community Chorale will have its annual holiday concert “Tidings of Joy” at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.
Admission is free.
For information, call 409-944-1344.
The Friendswood Independent School District’s Education Foundation will have its 20th anniversary gala Feb. 8 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.
“Flappers and Dappers” is the theme. For tickets and information, email email@example.com or call 281-996-6655.
The Galveston County Community Action Council’s Head Start Program is accepting applications for children ages 3-4 for the 2019-20 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The program offers free full-day early childhood development services to age and income-eligible children. For locations and required documents to register, call 409-692-0251 or 409-762-9019.
The Hitchcock Independent School District’s Kids First Head Start will be accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year during normal business hours weekdays at 5701 FM 2004.
Children must be 3 or 4 years old.
For information and eligibility requirements, call Kahne Girouard or Shirley Alexander at 409-316-6541.