December 2015                                       
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Just call him the Renaissance Man.
Xavier Daniels excelled at sports in high school, is an accomplished musician, studies theatre in hopes of finding work as an actor, and is planning on attending medical school en route to becoming a physician. Now, just weeks after stepping into
the arena, the Grossmont College student already is turning heads as a member of the school's Speech and Debate team.
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Spring into action:
Time to register for classes

From accounting to xeriscaping, East County's community colleges offer a full spectrum of classes, and with the new semester starting Jan. 25, now is the time to register at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

The cost of the courses is $46 per unit, with most classes offering three units of college credit. Online registration for regular semester classes ends Jan. 22, 2016.

Information on admissions and registering for classes is available online at
Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in the community of Rancho San Diego.
Martians'Martians' coming to  
Grossmont College 
taged at the Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre Dec. 4-5 is "Martians," based on Orson Welles' 1938 Halloween-night radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds."

Travel back in time for a peek behind the scenes of the radio shenanigans at the CBS Mercury Theatre, as a few talented actors pull off the greatest radio prank in history. Performances are Dec. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for faculty, staff, seniors and military and $10 for Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College students. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person. The box office is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and one hour prior to all performances.

For 24-hour ticket reservations, call (619) 644-7234. For all other information, call (619) 644-7267.
jamWinter Wonder Jam
at Cuyamaca College
The Cuyamaca College Fall Concert Series concludes Dec. 4 with the annual Winter Wonder Jam from 7-10 p.m. at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in Rancho San Diego. 

Winter Wonder Jam is Cuyamaca College's homegrown music fest put on by students in the Music Industry Studies program. This year's concert features six local bands and musicians playing pop, rock and folk music.

General admission is $5, free with a three-can donation to the San Diego Food Bank. Parking is free.

Here's the lineup:
7--7:25 Jon Campos
7:30-7:55 Samer Bakri
8-8:25 Mark Montijo
8:30-8:55 Ilya Shatov
9-9:25 Enter the Blue Sky
9:30-9:55 Bobby Michaels

 Further information is available at the Winter Wonder Jam Facebook page, or by calling (619) 660-4288.
guitarFree guitar concert  
at Grossmont College
The Grossmont College Guitar Guild is presenting a free performance of the Grossmont Guitar Ensemble at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Grossmont College, Building 26, Room 221. Directing will be Grossmont College guitar instructor Fred Bennedetti.
winterWinter concert  
at Cuyamaca College
 The Grossmont College Concert Band, under the direction of conductor Russ Sperling , presents
its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater.  Admission:  $10 general, $8 for seniors/faculty, $5 for students.
Afro-Cuban, Jazz groups perform joint concertconcert 
The Grossmont College Music Department presents the  Afro-Cuban and Jazz ensembles 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theatre, in Room B-117. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/faculty, $5 students.
The Grossmont Afro-Cuban Ensemble was founded by Derek Cannon in 2003 and specializes in performing popular Afro-Cuban and Brazilian musical styles such as the Mambo, Cha-Cha, Bossa Nova, Samba, and Merengue.
The Jazz Ensemble, directed byJohn Reynolds, is comprised of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalists, and focuses on the varied composers of the big band genre, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie and other modern composers. 

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