The Galveston College Community Chorale will have its annual holiday concert “Tidings of Joy” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

Admission is free.

For information, call 409-944-1344.


The La Marque High School theatre students will present the “Imperfect Proposal” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school’s auditorium, 397 Duroux.

The high school’s band also will present its holiday showcase at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call 409-938-4261.

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


The work of NASA and the Houston Cinema Art Society’s fifth annual CineSpace competition will be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bayou Theater on the campus of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

To RSVP, visit For information, visit


Odyssey Academy will have its “Lettuce Eat!” Food Market for the Community event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

The Hitchcock Independent School District board of trustees will have its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 7801 Neville in Hitchcock. For agenda, visit

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,

The Texas City Independent School District will have an early release day Thursday, which is the last day of the fall semester. Release times are as follows:

• Calvin Vincent Morning PPCD: 9:30 a.m. and Calvin Vincent Head Start, PreK and Afternoon PPCD: Noon;

• Levi Fry Intermediate School, La Marque Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson Alternative School: 11:30 a.m.;

• All elementary schools and La Marque Primary School: Noon;

• Blocker Middle School: 12:25 p.m.; and

• La Marque and Texas City high schools: 12:35 p.m.


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 or call 281-996-6655.

Optimist International Essay Contest is accepting submissions for its annual scholarship contest through Feb. 10. Contestants must write an essay on “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you Imagine?” Open to middle and high school students in the Galveston Independent School District ages 19 and younger. For information, contact Diane Moore, or 409-789-6330.

Email school briefs to, or call Angela Wilson, community news editor, 409-683-5239.

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