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, 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 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 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,


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.


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.


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.


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,, or Allie Hallback, or call the school, 409-750-9289.

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