COM town hall meeting announced for La Marque
College of the Mainland will hold a town hall meetings at the La Marque Community Room next to La Marque City Hall June 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. College of the Mainland’s new president, Dr. Michael Elam, is holding the community meetings to learn how COM can better serve its service area.
Previously announced town halls will be held at the League City Civic Center, June 16 and the Kemah City Council Chambers June 18. A town hall meeting for Texas City is planned for June 30.
For more information, visit the COM website at www.com.edu or call 409-938-1211 or 888-258-8859, ext. 437.
COM Community Theater announces line-up for 2009-10 season
Doubt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, leads off the new theatre season at College of the Mainland September 10, and Cabaret will round out the season as next summer’s big musical. The COM Community Theatre announced its season line-up that includes six plays. In addition to Doubt and Cabaret, the theatre will present The Woman in Black, the chilling haunting of a small English town; My Funny Valentine, a romantic romp through the incredible songs of Rodgers and Hart; The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde’s enduringly funny and entertaining comedy; and Spinning Into Butter, the story about political correctness and hypocrisy run amok on a college campus. For a season brochure or additional information, call 409-938-1211 or 888-258-8859, ext. 345.
Collegiate High School information night
College of the Mainland’s Collegiate High School (CHS) will hold an information meeting for prospective parents and students Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium (L-131). The CHS program allows students to enroll in career-oriented programs at COM and earn both college credits and their high school diploma concurrently. For more information, call 409-938-1211, ext. 158.
Police day academy now registering
College of the Mainland’s police academy is now enrolling students for its daytime academy that starts July 27. The application deadline is July 10. For an application or more information, call 409-938-1211 or 888-258-8859, ext. 299.
COM library offers free “drop in” workshops on useful Internet sites
The COM library offers free workshops to the community on a variety of Internet tools, such as utilizing photo sharing sites, setting up email accounts and building browser bookmarks accessible from any computer. Each workshop is one hour and open to the public at no charge. Pix to Go covers the basics of how to set up and use Flickr and Picasa photo sharing web sites. The workshop is June 26 at 10 a.m. Email to Go covers Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo and how to access your email from any computer or browser. That workshop is July 10 at 10 a.m. A workshop on July 24 at 10 a.m. will cover Office 2007 and offer a tour of the new features with emphasis on Word and PowerPoint. For information about any of these free one-hour workshops, call 409-938-1211, ext. 201.
Cheerleading camp starting
A cheerleading camp for girls and boys ages 4 to 18 will be held June 22 through June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at the COM gym. This camp will focus on the basic techniques of cheerleading, cheer and dance choreography, and a last day recital. Instructors will provide personalized attention to each child by breaking the camp into small groups according to age. This camp is open to girls and boys, beginner through advance levels. For more information, call 409-938-1211 or 888-258-8859, ext. 418.
USAF Band of the West returns to COM in August
The Untied State Air Force Band of the West will give a free concert at COM Monday evening August 17. For more information, call 409-938-1211, ext. 348.
Chavez on top of her game
Kim Chavez of Clear Lake was given the Outstanding Soloist Award at the recent University of North Texas Jazz Festival. Chavez has been part of the COM Jazz Combo for several years and the group, under the direction of Sparky Koerner, was able to participate this year in the prestigious festival thanks to a grant from the Hamman Foundation.
“They singled out Kim as the Outstanding Soloist for the combo,” said Koerner. “Kim has been performing with the jazz combo for a few years now and she continues to show much maturity in her jazz improvisations” Koerner added.
Chavez previously received the Outstanding Soloist Award of the day for trumpet players at the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Council (G.C.I.C.) Jazz Festival held earlier this spring. The COM Jazz Combo musicians— Robby Parker-drums, Josh Migues-saxophone, Kim Chavez-trumpet, and Zach Von Ruff-Guitar—also won the Excellent Performance Awards at the G.C.I.C. festival.