The community is invited to the SCI Café, where science and communities interact, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St.

The group offers an informal discussion of science and health-related topics among community members, researchers and scientists.

Robert Tesh, Jai Rudra and Ashley Wilson will discuss West Nile virus.

Contact Lauren Scott, or 409-772-9110.



The Family Support Group for Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients and caregivers will meet at 2 p.m. Friday at 6417 Memorial Drive.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 409-938-1077.



The American Heart Association will offer a free community CPR class at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, the Heart & Vascular Hospital, Searcy Auditorium, First Floor, 495 Medical Center Blvd. or call 281-338-3848.


The Prescription Drug Advisory Committee of the Bay Area Alliance will have its Take it Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:

• UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes, 2240 Gulf Freeway S., in League City;

• Houston Police Department, Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd., in Clear Lake;

• UTMB Health Eye Center, 700 University Blvd., in Galveston; and

• Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, in Friendswood.

Call 281-284-0370.



There will be a free health seminar from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mainland Seventh-day Adventist Church, 310 S. Willow St.

Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests also will be available.

Call 409-454-2463 or 713-208-5442.


The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women ages 40-64 in Galveston County.

Participants must preregister to make sure they meet eligibility criteria; and they do not have to be members of the churches where the screenings will take place. Participants can RSVP by calling the numbers below.

The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

• Sunday — Clear Lake Islamic Center, 17511 El Camino Real, in Houston; 281-480-3332; and

• May 18 — Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L, in Galveston; 409-762-8795.

To download an application, visit, or call Ida Hernandez, 832-505-1721



The public is invited to attend the Learning Dinner Party for Persons with Dementia from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Levin Hall on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Second Floor, 10th and Market streets.

Free parking will be available at Market and Mechanic streets.

The cost is $5 per person. Call 409-266-9635.


The Mother’s Healing Group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 1 at a disclosed location.

Attendees must preregister by calling Rebecca Deaton, 800-545-8738.

The group is for mothers grieving the loss of a child.



Narcotics Anonymous meets daily at noon and 8 p.m. at 2504 39th St. 

Call 888-955-8822.

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