GALVESTON

The Island Potters Guild at Galveston College will have its annual holiday sale from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on its campus at 4015 Ave. Q.

For information, contact Amanda Barry Jones, abarry@gc.edu or 409-944-1309.

College of the Mainland will have the following events:

Vocal Arts will present “Essence of the Season” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1115 36th St., in Galveston; admission is free, call 409-933-8348;

The Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble will have a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building, F-117, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City; admission is free; for information, call 409-933-8347; and

The fall commencement ceremony will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Abundant Life Christian Center, 601 Delany, in La Marque.

For information, visit www.com.edu or call 409-933-8438.

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, aflannery@dickinsonisd.org.

GALVESTON

Communities in Schools Galveston County will have its annual Hardship to Hope banquet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.

TEXAS CITY

The Texas City Independent School District’s Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program will have its inaugural fencing tournament from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the gym of Kohfeldt Elementary School, 1705 13th Ave. N.

For information, call Desiree Watkins, 832-570-3724.

GALVESTON

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.

GALVESTON

Odyssey Academy will have its “Lettuce Eat!” Food Market for the Community event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Jan. 14 and Jan. 28 at 2412 61st St.

Registration must be completed the same day and time as distribution.

For information, email Lynn Jones, ljones@odyacad.com, or Allie Hallback, ahallback@odyacad.com or call the school, 409-750-9289.

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