Bay Area, north of Brazoria County, is teeming with vacation activities

December 4-5, 9-11

Alvin Community College’s production of “A Tuna Christmas” features a Texas vacation favorite.

Where: Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Rd., Alvin

When: 7:30 p.m. on September 4 and 11. A 2:30 p.m. performance is scheduled for December 5. Tickets are $ 7 in advance and $ 9 at the door.

To purchase tickets, visit More information is available on this site or by calling 281-756-3606.

December 8

Introduction to Judaism meets on Wednesdays

The Shaar Hashalom Rabbi Stuart Federow congregation leads a discussion of Jewish beliefs regarding God, the nature of man, life, death, sin, sacrifice and more in a weekly All About Judaism class.

Or: In line

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

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

Price: $ 72

[email protected]

December 9

An industrial group goes back and defines its priorities for 2022

Community members and leaders come together for brunch and year in review at the East Harris County Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting at the Sylvan Beach Pavilion.

Or: 1 Sylvan Beach promenade

When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Details: Registration is compulsory.

Price: To free


The AARP chapter welcomes the musicians of Mustang

The Friendswood High School chamber singers perform at the AARP Webster Area Chapter 199 December reunion at the Bay Area Community Center.

Or: 5002 E. NASA Parkway

When: 10:00 a.m.

Details: Participants can learn more about the organization’s day trips, including a January 21 outing to the Spring Historical Museum.

Price: The annual membership fee is $ 8.

Info: Lynne Justis, [email protected]

Praise group for women plans fellowship for the holidays

NASA’s Aglow Lighthouse welcomes community members to its December reunion and Christmas party at Praise Chapel.

Or: 18516 Texas 3

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Details: The group usually meets on the second Thursday of each month.

Price: To free

Info: Lorene Kelling, 281-853-4262 or [email protected]

Experts solve technical problems

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library staff answer questions about desktops, laptops, smartphones, digital tablets and more at weekly technical question-and-answer meetings.

Or: 16616 Diana Street

When: 10:15 a.m. to noon

Details: Reservations are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome weather permitting. Online and phone appointments are also available.

Price: To free

Info: 832-927-5420

9 December 14

Learn how to start a YouTube channel

Experts at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library walk through the basics of creating and recording YouTube content.

Or: In line

When: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Details: Registration is compulsory.

The December 9 workshop is a freely structured session where participants can discuss specific challenges of content creation with the instructor. (Participation in a YouTube Basics session is required before attending a workshop, but beginners are encouraged to observe.) Download and promotion will be covered on December 14th.

Price: To free

Info: and

December 10

The library walking club comes out

Walkers of all ages and their furry animals join staff at the Evelyn Meador Library for a Santa Claus walk along the Seabrook Trail.

Or: 2400 avenue N. Meyer.

When: 9h00

Details: No registration necessary. Walkers will meet in the community garden of the library.

Price: To free

Info: 281-474-9142 or

UHCL-Pearland presents ‘The Grinch’

The University of Clear Lake-Pearland kicks off the holiday season with treats, photo ops and a screening of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” in its outdoor courtyard.

Or: 1200 Pearland Drive, Pearland

When: 6 pm-9pm

Details: Blankets and chairs are suggested.

Price: To free


December 11

Bonnen leads the morning prayer event

State Representative Greg Bonnen shares a program called “Blessed Christmas” at the Friendswood Community Prayer Breakfast in December.

Or: Friendswood First Baptist Church, 111 E. Heritage Drive.

When: 7:30 am-9am

Details: Bonnen represents Galveston County as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. He sits on the House Supply and House Energy Resources committees.

Price: $ 5

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

New graduates join the UCHL alumni association

Alumni, faculty and staff celebrate the achievements of the summer and fall 2021 graduates at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Soaring Hawks Car Parade.

Or: 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Parking G

When: 2:00 p.m.

Details: Decoration starts at 1:30 p.m. Graduates are encouraged to wear caps and gowns.

Price: To free


The celebration of Christmas on the coast includes Christmas vehicles, the visit of Santa Claus

Golf carts, trailers and UTVs adorned with Christmas lights and garlands travel along Crystal Beach Road during the Crystaland Christmas Parade of the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Or: The route begins at the Courthouse annex building, 930 Noble Carl Drive, Crystal Beach

When: 6:00 p.m.

Details: A visit with Santa is scheduled after the parade, as well as hot dogs, cookies and drinks served by Lighthouse Krewe.

Parade and Lighting Contest entry forms are available at

Price: To free

Info: 409-684-5940

Pasadena Theater features festive carols

Red Door Theater Co. promises an evening of Christmas classics at its Holiday Cabaret.

Or: 4513 Red Bluff Road

When: 8 p.m.

Price: $ 17


11 December 12

Le Grand unboxes the holiday favorite

A young girl dreams of a prince, a sugar plum fairy and a mouse king in “The Nutcracker” by the City Ballet of Houston at the Grand 1894 Opera House.

Or: 2020 Post Office Street, Galveston

When: 2 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Details: “The Grand’s protocol includes the wearing of masks during a performance. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we will continue to monitor the situation and we will be ready to change our approach if conditions warrant, ”said Executive Director Maureen Patton.

Price: $ 25 to $ 50

Info: 800-821-1894, 409-765-1894 or

December 12

Debut honors fall graduates

More than 1,000 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2021 graduates receive diplomas during opening ceremonies at Minute Maid Park.

Or: 501 Crawford St., Houston

When: The College of Science and Engineering and the College of Humanities and Humanities will award degrees at noon. Graduates of business and education colleges will be honored at 5 p.m.

Details: Houston reporter and former KPRC Channel 2 presenter Linda Lorelle will deliver the two keynote addresses.

Price: To free


December 13

The library brings stories to the outdoors

Kids of all ages come together for songs, moves, and bubbles during outdoor story time at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library in Rocket Park.

Or: 1212 Ramada Drive.

When: 10:15 a.m.

Details: Parents or guardians can bring a blanket to sit on.

Price: To free


Book Club reflects on melancholy Wharton classic

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library Page Turners discuss Edith Wharton’s “Ethan Frome” at their December reunion.

Or: 16616 Diana Street

When: Noon

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

Price: To free


December 15, 29

The library introduces the basics of web design

Instructors at the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library guide novice bloggers through the process of building and maintaining a website.

Or: In line

When: 2:15 p.m.

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

Price: To free

Info: and

Until December 18

Evenings sparkle in Lago Mar

Holiday displays illuminate Crystal Lagoon during Lights Over Lago.

“The lagoon will positively sparkle with holiday cheer,” said Steven Schwartz, Lagoon General Manager. “The illuminated display will leave families speechless, and there will be beach-themed activities that are sure to get them into the holiday spirit, including photo ops with a paddle-board Santa.”

Or: 12930 Crystal View Blvd.

When: 5 pm-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Details: Additional highlights include a lighted train, sunset cruises, singing karaoke, holiday movie, s’mores stations, inflatables, holiday gift markets, food trucks and more.

Price: $ 20


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