Lee College Players present ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)’

Lee College actors prepare for “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).”
Lee College actors prepare for “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).” From left are Marc Glover-Garcia, Marci Barrientos, Beth Powell, Mary Arrigo, Frankie Moncada and Mason Lauderdale.

After a while, the reindeer and elves and snowmen and Whos and all the fantastical creatures of Christmas can start to blend together like the green beans and gravy at the big feast.

The Lee College Players’ upcoming production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)” takes an over-the-top comic mix-and-match spin on the holiday stories we all grew up with.

There will be just four performances, starting Thursday night, Dec. 6, and ending Monday. All shows are in the black box theater of the Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Tickets are $15 (Lee College faculty, staff and students $8). For tickets, go to www.lee.edu/pac or call 281.425.6255.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

Posada set for Sat., Dec. 8

In celebration of the season, the Lee College Hispanic Education Access and Completion Committee is hosting a Posada Saturday in Parking Lot 13, which is on Texas Avenue near the Baytown Oak.

Marylou Ortuvia, with HEACC, said the Posada celebration is based on a traditional Mexican Christmas observance that recalls the search for shelter faced by

Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. “Posada” literally translates to “inn.”

There will be bolos (treats) for the little ones, live music, food and an art contest.

Live music will be provided by Alcanzable (10:30 a.m.-noon) and Clave 45 (12:30-2 p.m.).

Students from Goose Creek CISD high schools will take part in an art contest, with winners announced at 2 p.m.

There will also be food vendors and several community organizations with information booths.

This is a first-time event for HEACC, Ortuvia said. Christmas on Texas Avenue will be going on the same day in Town Square, and guests can easily visit both events.

Lee College shines in Christmas Tree Fantasy

Christmas tree photoThe Lee College Alliance made sure the school is well represented at Baytown Historical Museum’s Christmas Tree Fantasy for 2018 with a decorated tree titled “Navigate Your Future.”

The tree features a multicolored track winding its way through various career options and leading to a Lee College compass rose on top.

More than a dozen trees from businesses, organizations and families make up this year’s Christmas Tree Fantasy at the museum at 220 W. Defee St.

To kick off the annual event, the museum scheduled an open house for 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

Visitors may vote on their favorite Christmas tree through Dec. 14, when the winners of the competition will be announced.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free.

Street closures Thursday for Baytown Christmas Parade

The annual Baytown Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.  The parade will be preceded by the Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m.  Road closures will begin at 5 p.m. and will affect access to parking on campus.

The easiest way to reach the campus will be from its south side, via either Pruett Street or Lee Drive; Texas Avenue will be closed. Gulf Street will be open, so you can travel westward down Gulf Street to reach the parking lots on the east side of campus. When leaving campus Thursday night, you will need to leave in the same direction. The gate on the back side of campus will be open between lots 5 and 6, in order to help with traffic flow.

Parking lot 13 along Texas Avenue will be closed at 4:30 p.m. to prevent vehicles from being unable to leave the lot when Texas Avenue is closed.

Do not attempt to reach campus from nearby streets north of Texas Avenue. These streets will be blocked.