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 Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 4133 Warpath in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-925-3526.

Texas City Independent School District will have its fall open houses from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at all of its elementary and high schools, and ITC; and from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Levi Fry Intermediate School, all of its middle schools, and the Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center. For information, visit www.tcisd.org.

Hitchcock Independent School District board of trustees will have its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8004 N. Railroad in Hitchcock. For agenda, visit www.hitchcockisd.org.


Communities in Schools of Galveston County will have its annual “Mentors and Me” recruitment event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the library of Central Media Arts Academy at 3014 Sealy St.

All interested persons must complete a background check for the Galveston Independent School District. Take driver’s license or state ID.

For information, call Renda Hardeman or JoCarol Murry at 409-762-6226 or 409-765-5395.


The Texas City High School Cheer Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the gym of the school at 1431 Ninth Ave. N.

For boys and girls ages 5-12. Registration is $30 in advance or $35 the day of. Early registration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the school’s cafeteria.

For information, call 409-770-4140.


The College of the Mainland Foundation will have its gala at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Doyle Convention Center at 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

Tanya Baker, William McGarvey, and Michael Navarro will be honored.

Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase, visit www.com.edu/giving/galatickets.


The Galveston College Art Dept. will host its 38th annual student art exhibition through Sept. 28 in the Fine Arts Gallery on its campus at 4015 Ave. Q.

For information, contact John Stovall, jstovall@gc.edu or 409-944-1320.


The Friendswood High School’s Mighty Mustang Band will host a marching band competition Sept. 29 at Henry Winston Stadium at 702 Greenbriar.

Admission is $15 for all-day tickets, or $10 each for preliminaries or finals. Ages 5 and younger will be admitted for free.

Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.; and then re-open at 6 p.m. for finals.

For information, visit http://smalltownbigsound.org.


The La Marque High School Class of 2019 will have its Spirit Day fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Gringo’s Tex-Mex Restaurant at 10200 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the class during this timeframe. Participants must present flier at time of purchase.

To obtain a flier and get more information, email jurps@tcisd.org or call 409-938-4261.

The Clear Creek Education Foundation will have its fifth annual “Dine Out To Donate” event Oct 1; and its “Ride to Give” event is set for Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 on the Kemah Boardwalk.

Residents are invited to dine out at 64 participating restaurants on Oct. 1.

For information on both events, call 281-284-0174.


Galveston College will present “A World on the Move,” featuring Elizabeth Ferris, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College at 4015 Ave. Q.

The presentation will feature a global overview of migration and refugees and is part of the college’s 2018-19 lecture series, “Our World and Beyond: The Integration of Modern Technology and the Humanities.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For information, visit https://gc.edu/event/a-world-on-the-move-featuring-dr-elizabeth-ferris.

The Galveston Independent School District’s Educational Foundation will have its third annual Out to Eat for Education fundraiser Oct. 17 at several island eateries. Proceeds from the event will go toward the foundation’s Grants to Teachers and Schools program. For a list of participating restaurants or if your business would like to participate, visit www.GalvestonFoundation.org or call 409-766-5156.


The Friendswood High School Alumni Association will honor its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Recipients at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Green Event Center at 2000 W. Parkwood Ave.

Josh Rogers, Matt Taylor, Georgeanna Warnock, and Ed and Marilyn Beken, are the honorees.

Tickets are $50. Sponsorships also are available.

For information, visit friendswoodalumni.org, email angie.vegas@sbcglobal.net or call 281-827-2663.

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