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Today is the deadline to purchase tickets to the Galveston and La Marque chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Founders Day Celebration, which is set for Jan. 13, 2018, at the South Shore Harbour Country Club in League City. Tickets are $40. Krystal Berry will be the keynote speaker. F…

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First Baptist Church will be giving away food donations to those in need of assistance from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at 2120 36th St. N. in Texas City. For information and qualification guidelines, call Samantha Hawkins, 409-927-9287, or the Rev. A.L. Bell, 903-780-4798.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terry Sullins, Jessica March, Monica Beasley, Marsharief Valentine, Ricki Bergeron, Todd Spoth, Sylvia Mejia Cohen, Paulette Taggart Hurst, Donald Greaney, Barbara Humbird Carter, Ron Ashy, Ronnie Armstrong and Alicia Markette.

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The Santa Fe Morning Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at the Santa Fe Fire and Rescue Station, 13112 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. Call 409-925-6934.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Erika R. Jones, Josephine Edwards, Eltron Trahan, Johnny Bland, Darious Dorsey, Terry Barker, Scott Aikens, Ya’Vette Bates, Barbara Miller, Tavier Blaine, Chrishon Carraway and Larry Knauff.

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The city of Galveston will have its annual holiday parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday throughout the city’s historic downtown area. The parade will begin on 25th Street and go through the downtown area. If you’d like to participate, visit www.galvestontx.gov/holidayparade.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lee Pepin, Blanca Chapa Bell, Jonah Guajardo, Christa Peralta, Jimmy Massa, John Massey Jr., Stefan Boyer, Mary Green-Adams, Davonica Meshae Ross Haywood, Brooklyn Fonteno, Carrie L. Gary, Carolyn Joiner, Lisa Pape and John Humphrey.

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The Dickinson Rotary Club’s annual Christmas parade “Home for the Holidays” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday beginning at McAdams Junior High School and will travel north down state Highway 3 and end at the Dickinson City Hall Complex. If you’d like to participate in the parade or need more inf…

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Trinity Lutheran Church will have its midweek worship services at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 20; children’s Christmas play at 10 a.m. Sunday; and lessons and carols at 10 a.m., and candlelight communion service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24 at 2024 12th Ave. in La Marque. The church also will have …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY José Soto, Keadra Holmes, Sydney Robb, Richard Cano, Deedee Bush Sandoval, Janie Templer, Patsy Johnson, Sundie Holloway, Charlesa Bell Gary, Andre Lemons, Willie Lockett, Michael Julien Sr., Jometra Hawkins, Marlon Lawrence Jordan and Charles Wesley Brown.

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The city of Hitchcock’s Hometown Christmas parade, sponsored by the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’d like to participate, email hitchcockchamber@gmail.com or call 409-986-9224.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Richard Shaw, Rita Pointer, Barbara Parish, Christy Arnold, Albert Copeland, Chris Gatson, Jordan Godwin, Patricia James-Guidry, Rosalie Grady, Cathy Bussa, Sharon Buckley, Charles Clay Teer, Susie Brewer, Ruthy Williams, Anna Alexander and Jerry L. Green Sr.

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7 p.m. on CW Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2017 Seasonal ads from the past have been combined for specials before, and as with the 2016 edition of this offering, the newest edition takes “The 12 Days of Christmas” as its approach — with one commercial representing each of those days…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Byron Evans, Johnston Farrow, Brenda Edwards, Jesse Holloway, Fannie Bouldin, LaTonya Julian-Otems, Chris Haynes, Byrdanna Hennigan, Carletta McGowan, Melinda Medellin Quiroga, Brook Morse Paysse, Gary Vasquez, Cooper Green, Don Gottlob Jr., Justin Biediger and Janene Davison.

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Interfaith Caring Ministries is accepting new, unwrapped toys today at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd., in Houston. For information and drop-off times, call 281-332-3881.

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The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will have its annual Holiday with the Cranes events at various times today in Galveston. For a complete listing of events and information, visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/holiday-with-the-cranes or call Julie Ann Brown, 409-789-8125.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carla Smith, Terrance Harris, Emma Taylor, Albertha Lamb Tryals, Emma Kate Taylor, La’Shae Moore, Jozette Jackson-Green, Marian Shaw, Daniel Hernandez Jr., Cindy Letinich, Susanne Serio McCalla, Irene Young, Maggie Cann, Arthur M. Wilcox Jr. and Edward Simpson Sr.

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The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will have its annual Holiday with the Cranes events at various times today and Sunday in Galveston. For a complete listing of events and information, visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/holiday-with-the-cranes or call Julie Ann Brown, 409-789-8125.

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The Christian Girls Rock Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church will have its annual autumn conference “Shine Bright Like A Diamond” for girls ages 7-17 at 8 a.m. today at 2920 Ave. M1/2 in Galveston. Registration is free, but is required. To sign up, call 409-692-4150 or 409-762-9855.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sheena Scott, Verleda Crawford, Johnesha Chatman, Domenieco Payton, Pam Parson, Rose Walker Beard, Terry Smither, Kiamesha Goynes, August Cook, Kimberly Ann Ware, Abby Rivas, Melinda Sparks, Donelle Meyer, Glenda Delbosque Romero, John Paul Massa, Walter Ray Brown Jr., Frank M…

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Interfaith Caring Ministries is accepting new, unwrapped toys from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through today at 151 Park Ave. in League City. Donations also can be dropped off Sunday and Monday at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd., in Houston. For information, call 281-332-3881.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Le’Anna Lundy, Brent Bratsen, Tom Wallace, Daniel Hernandez, Lexie Garcia, Patrice Newsome, Shanisha Greer, Jerod Jackson, Linda Cahee, Nayeli King, DeWayne Baziel, Kenneth Herz and Tatiana Hoskins.

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7 p.m. on FOX Hell’s Kitchen The title of the new episode “Catch of the Day” should suggest the main ingredient of the first challenge the remaining contestants face. Let’s just point out that Michael Cimarusti, a chef who specializes in fish dishes, is the guest judge. Those in attendance a…

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Interfaith Caring Ministries is accepting new, unwrapped toys from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday at 151 Park Ave. in League City. Donations also can be dropped off Sunday and Monday at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd., in Houston. For information, call 281-332-3881.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenneda Jobe, Larry Zaleski, Dusty Owens, Mills Hogan, Rob Pruitt, Frank Romero, Debbie Garza, Naida Cuty Becker, Na’Taja Smith, Richard Berry Sr., Charles C. Crawford Jr., Andrew Penrose, Delvin Bennett, Devon Taylor, Louretta Nickerson and Rashunda Scott.

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Musical Beginnings will offer music lessons for ages 2 and older weekdays through June 1, 2018 (by appointment) at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak St., in Texas City. Registration is $35 per child. Lessons are $50 per month. To sign up and schedule classes, email musicalbe …