- Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 18 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m.
- Friday, Feb, 7, 10 a.m.
- Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 2, 3 p.m.
- Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.
The 39th Annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays food drive at Ball High School on Friday, Dec. 6, was a huge success.
Members of the Ball High School band, cheerleaders, Tornettes, Ballet Folklorico, as well as the Parker Elementary School Elite students, entertained the public and Share Your Holidays community partners as they dropped off nonperishable food and monetary donations that benefited the Galveston County Food Bank.
A total of 25,603 pounds of food and more than $1,000 in monetary contributions were collected by the end of the day.
Ron Crumedy, associate vice president for student services at Galveston College, Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas, Eva Rios and Iraida Tzoy joined community members, Ball High School students and students from throughout Galveston in volunteering at the event.
The food will be distributed by the Galveston County Food Bank to local families in need during the holiday season.
Mike Dudas, media arts coach at Ball High School, is the coordinator for Share Your Holidays-Galveston. Robyn R. Bushong serves as community partners/publicity coordinator.
Above: Shelia Fields, second year coordinator for the Galveston College Nursing program, and Galveston College students Kyle Hendrix, Justin Clary, Anastasia Venegas and Eva Rios volunteer at the 39th Annual Share Your Holidays food drive Friday, Dec. 6, at Ball High School.
Nothing announces the beginning of the holiday season like a festive gingerbread house. Learn how to make one of your own during a four-evening class this December at Galveston College.
The Galveston College Culinary Arts program will host Making Gingerbread Houses on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 2-5, from 6-8 p.m. Start a fun family holiday tradition with the skills you’ll learn.
Instructor Chef Mirta Salinas will offer tips and tricks on making a great gingerbread house from scratch, complete with all of the festive decorations and gingerbread people.
Each participant will make and decorate his or her own gingerbread house. The class is open to students of all ages. Students under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The cost for the class is $29 per person. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
To reserve a spot and for registration information, call Linda Jenko in Galveston College Continuing Education at (409) 944-1344.
The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a three-day run of “More Fun than Bowling,” a funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy by veteran playwright Steven Dietz.
Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.
The story follows Jake Tomlinson as he relives moments of his life with his two dead wives, Lois and Loretta, both of whom died in freak bowling accidents.
Main character Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town and passes the time ruminating about life while sitting on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was killed by only the second bowling ball rack collapse in history. In his younger days Jake was a promising concert musician, but a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler’s grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby?
The Washington Times describes “More Fun than Bowling” as “a very funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy. Mr. Dietz is a…writer with a distinct comic voice. He shows us that life and certainly death is a lot like bowling. For every experience, there seems to be an appropriate bowling expression just waiting to be applied. And for those who thought that bowling was merely a matter of rolling a ball and knocking down some pins, there is an Act II description of the Zen of bowling that will change your thinking forever…. In addition to inventing vivid cartoonish characters and giving them wacky tragic actions, Mr. Dietz is a master of the comic monologue.”
Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Eric Scales and Brittney Somoza.
This production of “More Fun than Bowling” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Bourque, Eva Arita and Alyssa Gudz rehearse for the upcoming Galveston College Theatre production of “More Fun than Bowling” by Steven Dietz. Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.
Galveston College has announced fall 2019 distribution dates for the Food for Thought mobile farmers market on the college’s main campus at Avenue Q 1/2 and 39th Street and at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway Street. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, check in, distribution and clean up.
Market dates are as follows:
Galveston College Main Campus
Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center
Market hours are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Food for Thought is a partnership between Galveston College, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank through its Food for Change food scholarship initiative.
The Food for Thought market gives students access to fresh produce, meats and other groceries on the Galveston College campus, enabling them to save money for other necessities and to maintain their focus on school.
“The food scholarship assists with lowering grocery expenses throughout the semester and allows students to stay fueled and healthy while pursuing their educational goals,” said Cynthia Parra, student activities coordinator and Food for Thought market coordinator at Galveston College.
Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.
Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the Houston Food Bank Mobile App. Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.
For more information and to volunteer to assist with the program, contact Cynthia Parra in the Office of Student Activities at email@example.com or (409) 944-1234.
Final exams are May 9-15 at Galveston College. The Office of Student Activities, in conjunction with the Student Government Association, has planned a variety of activities to help students, faculty and staff decompress before finals.
Schedule of Events
Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, May 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cheney Student Center
Come enjoy a sweet treat!
15-Minute Chair Massages
Thursday, May 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium
Relax your muscles. Soothe your stress. Treat yourself to a free chair massage with Therapeutic HealthWorks!
$3 Movie Night: “Avengers: Endgame”
Friday, May 3
Arrive by 3:30 p.m.
Movie Starts at 4 p.m.
Premiere Cinemas, Galveston
The Avengers take a final stand against Thanos in Marvel Studios’ conclusion to 22 films, “Avengers: Endgame.” Pick up a $3 ticket in Student Activities in the Cheney Student Center to see the movie that has smashed every imaginable box-office record!
Snacks with Friends
Monday, May 6
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium
Come enjoy free snacks, board games, music and more!
Tuesday, May 7
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Lawn
De-stress with a little friendly competition! Horseshoes, badminton, beanbag toss, soccer and football!
For more information, contact Cynthia Parra in Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galveston College will celebrate Spring Fling 2019 on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Seibel Wing Lawn on the Galveston College main campus, 4015 Avenue Q.
There will be free popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and chips, as well as a variety of booths, games and DIY crafts.
In the event of rain, Spring Fling will take place in the Hermes Fitness Center Gym and under the Hermes carport.
” December Magic” is the theme of the Galveston College Community Chorale’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, Texas.
Under the direction of Michael Gilbert, with accompaniment by Ron Wyatt, the choir will perform a variety of traditional carols, including “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” accompanied by a brass choir.
Other holiday treasures include “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Away in a Manger,” “We Need a Little Christmas” and a special arrangement of “Jingle Bells.” There are other selections, as well as a soloist from the chorale.
The free concert is open to the public.
This holiday season, the Galveston College Theatre department will present the musical-comedy, “The No Hole Holiday,” with book and lyrics by Stan Gill and music by Cindy Bright and Stan Gill.
An upwardly mobile elf, frustrated Halloween goblins, industrious hole-making gnomes, schmoozy politicians and Santa populate this charming and zany modern fairy tale.
It is still a month before the holidays and preparations are gearing up. “The Holiday World”, Santa says, “is a strange and unusual place.” Axel the Elf has been promoted to Santa’s personal staff, however, instead of something glamourous like tinsel or music, he is put in charge of buying holes.
Santa sends Axel to see Mr. Pistachio, the Commissioner of Stuff, to make the deal, but sends him with a warning. There are two goblins called the Grump Sisters, who are jealous that their holiday, Halloween, lasts only a day, while Santa’s festivities are celebrated for a month.
Mr. Pistachio takes Axel to meet Rowley and Jinx, the two gnomes who run the Hole Factory, so he may see how important his new job is. Axel begins to get the idea and his attitude changes about the importance of his new job, just in time for the Grumps to attempt to sabotage the Hole Factory and ruin everyone’s holiday.
Will the Grump Sisters succeed or will Santa, Axel, Rowley, Jinx and Mr. Pistachio save the holidays?
Company members include Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Daniel Maxey, Andrea Parson, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell and Fallon Smith.
Show dates and times are Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free. However, the GC Theatre department will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Galveston County Food Bank. Performances are located in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.
For additional information, please contact the Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts, Liz Lacy, at (409) 944-1398 or email@example.com.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 12, Galveston College and Galveston Island will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the lighting of the lamp at the Galveston Jetty Lighthouse at what was at the time the busiest port on the Gulf Coast and second busiest port in the country.
On Nov. 12, 1918, one day after the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, and after 14 years of on-and-off construction, the lamp was lit for the first time at the Galveston (South) Jetty Lighthouse with George W. Bardwell serving as the first head keeper.
A violent storm ravaged the lighthouse on May 2, 2000, and the iron pilings, weakened by years of rust, gave way, causing the lighthouse to fall into the water.
In 2001, the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents met in a retreat and adopted the vision statement: “A Beacon of Light Guiding Lifelong Learning.”
Regent John L. Sullivan convinced the board that the college needed a symbol at the entrance of the college at 39th and Avenue Q. Regent Sullivan knew that the actual South Jetty Lighthouse cupola was rusting away in Sonny Broome’s welding yard, having been placed there after being salvaged by George P. Mitchell’s company.
In 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard granted a loan of the cupola to Galveston College, and John and Cindy Sullivan provided a donation of over $20,000 to have Sonny Broome restore it.
Architects were hired to design an area known as Beacon Square that would feature a replica of the South Jetty Lighthouse that used to stand on Galveston Island’s east end.
In November 2006, a public ceremony that included the U. S. Coast Guard color guard dedicated Beacon Square and the lighthouse replica, complete with the restored lighthouse cupola. Subsequent improvements allowed a fundraising engraved brick project to surround the lighthouse with nine oak trees available with naming rights.
The Beacon Square lighthouse now stands as a beautiful focal point at 39th Street and Avenue Q and a landmark for the Galveston College campus.
The college will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the lighting of the beacon on Veterans Day, Nov. 12, with a community celebration and glow party titled “Light Up the Night.” The event will include a veterans’ resource fair, glow party fun and children’s crafts and games, music, food and talks on the history of the lighthouse and beacon.
All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule follows:
Schedule of Events
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Veterans Community Resource Fair, Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium
2 p.m. – 100th Anniversary of the Lighting of the Beacon and Veterans Day Celebration, Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Lawn
3-5 p.m. – Kids’ Zone – Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Lawn
5-7 p.m. – Light Up the Night Glow Party – Abe and Annie Seibel Wing Lawn
In the event of inclement weather, outdoor events will be moved into the Hermes Fitness Center Gym.
For more information, contact Carol Langston in the Galveston College Public Affairs office at firstname.lastname@example.org.