Virtual conference explores equity in the classroom

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February 14-28

The Galveston College Theater Department presents Valentine’s Day episodes of two of the most popular radio shows of the 1940s — “The Thin Man” and “My Favorite Husband” — during its virtual “Vintage Radio Hour.”

Or: In line

When: On demand

Details: Company members include Walker Albert, Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Elijah Barrie, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz and Benji Wright Shelton. The public can tune in at https://vimeo.com/669954566/a4fe953112. The password is GCSPRING22.

Price: To free

Information: Liz Lacy, [email protected]

Until May 21


The Naturalist Course meets on Thursdays

The Cradle of Texas chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program presents a spring course for prospective trainees.

Or: In line

When: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Details: In-person tours are scheduled for Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park, Sea Center Texas and more.

Price: $150

Information:
txmn.org/tmncot/training/intern-training

Until July 10


The exhibition pays tribute to the WASPs of the Second World War

The Lone Star Flight Museum’s “Fly Girls of WWII” highlights the contributions of the 1,830 female Air Force pilots who served in the experimental training program.

Or: 11551 Aerospatiale Avenue.

When: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Details: In November 1942, the first training class of 28 women arrived at Houston Municipal Airport to complete their primary, basic, and advanced training. Due to complications with weather and heavy air traffic, the WASP program was moved in February 1943 to Avenger Field in Sweetwater. After earning their Silver Wings, these Airmen were deployed to 120 bases across the United States. Thirty-eight women lost their lives in the line of duty, but it wasn’t until 1977 that the WASPs were granted veteran status. In 2010, they received the Congressional Gold Medal.

Price: $12 to $18

Information:
www.lonestarflight.org

February 16


Introduction to Judaism Meets Virtually

Congregation Shaar Hashalom, Rabbi Stuart Federow, leads a discussion on Jewish beliefs regarding God, the nature of man, life, death, sin, sacrifice and more during a weekly Judaism class .

Or: In line

When: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Details: Open to the public, the course is mandatory for those wishing to convert to Judaism at Shaar Hashalom.

Price: $72

Information:
[email protected]


ACC Nursing Program Hosts Accreditation Site Review

Community members share their feedback on Alvin Community College’s Associate of Nursing degree program with a team from the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education.

Or: Science/Health Sciences Building, 3310 Mustang Road, Alvin

When: 3 p.m.

Details: Written comments may be submitted to Dr. Marsal Stoll, CEO, Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. Comments may also be emailed to [email protected] acenursing.org.

Price: To free

Information: 281-756-5630 or www.alvincollege.edu/DNA

February 16 and 23


The library introduces the basics of web design

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library instructors guide newbie bloggers through the process of creating and maintaining a WordPress.com website.

Or: In line

When: 2:15 p.m.

Details: During the second lesson, the instructor will answer students’ questions on their websites. Entrants must have access to an email address. Registration is mandatory.

Price: To free

Information:
www.hcpl.net/events/53442 and www.hcpl.net/events/53444

February 17


bedroom tees off

Organizers promise to let the good times and the golf balls roll at the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Mardi Gras Tournament at Magnolia Creek Golf Club.

Or: 1501 Bay Area Blvd.

When: 10am-7pm

Details: “This long tradition of chambers is back, and you won’t want to miss such a phenomenal and competitive event,” said CEO and President Dewan Clayborn. “Get your team ready and bring all your competitive spirit as we prepare for your bedroom golf tournament.”

Price: $650

Information:
www.leaguecitychamber.com.

February 18


Virtual
conference explores equity in the classroom

Educators share best practices for student success at Alvin Community College’s sixth annual Across the Curriculum conference on “Diversity and Inclusion: Engaging a New Generation of Learners.”

Or: In line

When: 8am-3pm

Details: Topics include multicultural education in the criminal justice system, demographic change in Texas, success in a post-pandemic college setting and more.

Price: To free

Information:
www.alvincollege.edu/Across-the-Curriculum or 281-756-3715


Library experts share genealogy tips

Amateur historians learn to use the free www.familysearch.org website at a Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library workshop.

Or: 16616 Diana Alley

When: 3:45 p.m.

Details: FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization. The instruction will cover web application and programs.

Price: To free

Information:
www.hcpl.net/events/52884

February 19


State Senate candidate speaks at prayer breakfast

Dr. Robin Armstrong shares a “message from the heart” at the Friendswood Community Prayer Breakfast in January.

Or: Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

When: 7:30-9am

Details: Armstrong owns Armstrong Medical Group in Webster and is a member of the Texas Republican National Committee. He also entered the GOP nomination contest for state senator representing District 11, which encompasses Galveston County and parts of Brazoria and Chambers counties.

Price: $5

Information: RSVP to Byron and Carol Fulk, 713-408-4785.

February 19-21


Home horticulturists gear up for a juicy summer at plant sales

Shoppers browse tomato varieties suitable for the Gulf Coast region at a Harris County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Genoa Friendship Garden.

Or: 1210 Genoa Red Bluff Road

When: 9am-1pm

Details: Shoppers can also order online for pickup during the sale.

Price: To free

Information:
hcmga.tamu.edu/plant-sales

the 21st of February


The nature center welcomes the community for an open house

Visitors tour a variety of planting exhibits — vegetable, rose, tropical and more — during the Harris County Master Gardeners Garden Open House in February.

Or: 1210 Genoa Red Bluff Road

When: 8h30-11h

Details: Master gardeners will be available to answer questions and offer advice.

Price: To free

Information:
hcmga.tamu.edu


A book club examines the contemporary history of the American Dream

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library page-turners discuss Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers” at their February meeting.

Or: 16616 Diana Alley

When: Midday

Details: Registration is mandatory. Copies of the book are available behind the reference desk or can be requested online.

Price: To free

Information:
www.hcpl.net/events/53446


Singles connect twice a month

New Directions, a singles group for adults over 55, meets the first and third Monday of each month at Webster Presbyterian Church.

Or: 201 W. NASA Boardwalk

When: 6 p.m.

Details: A potluck meal and group activities are planned.

Price: To free.

Information: Grant, 281-814-4750.

February 22

School pensioners meet

Pasadena-area school’s retired employees to gather for ‘in-person’ meeting

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 5354 Space Center Blvd., Pasadena

When: 9:30 a.m.

Details: If you are recently retired from one of the surrounding school districts, please consider attending our meeting. All are welcome.

Info: Message [email protected]

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