Jamaica Beach police Chief Brad Heiman, right, watches as Mario Lucchesi, left, president of the 50 Club of Galveston County, and Walter Wilson, first vice president, congratulate Sgt. John Aucoin on May 8 after he received the Officer of the Year award during the club’s 46th annual Award Luncheon at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.

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.

AARP Chapter No. 199 will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Seabrook. Erika Arguelles and Chanda Phanhphongsane, from the Area Agency on Aging, will be the guest speakers. There also will be a potluck luncheon afterward, so take a dish to share. Contact Liz Shepperd, qeshepperd@yahoo.com or 281-486-7770.

East End Preschool will have its inaugural Tike-a-Thon fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. today at 1903 Church St. (rear) in Galveston. For information, call Natalie Robertson, 409-599-9048.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will sponsor a hamburger and fries dinner at 5:30 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum $8 donation is asked. For information, call 281-332-8733.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Steak Date Night from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Fridays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. Dine-in or carryout will be available. No phone orders. For information, call 409-763-9866.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have its Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Fridays at 11230 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. The cost is $7. Dine-in or carryout will be available. No phone orders. For information, call 409-925-2525 or 281-323-2993.


The Galveston County Master Gardeners will present its Galveston County Home Fruit Growers Tour from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 5202 Highland Road in Santa Fe; at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Orchard and Garden at Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., in La Marque; and at Wilson and Renee Hillman’s “Fruits ‘n Such Orchard,” 6309 Ave. U, in Dickinson. Visit http://aggie-horticul ture.tamu.edu/galveston or call 281-534-3413 or 832-443-6733.

There will be a garage sale benefit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 820 Winnie St. in Galveston. Proceeds will benefit the hospital in Canilla, Quiche, Guatemala. Free seeds will be given away with purchase. For information, call 409-762-1162.

There will be a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the VA Outpatient Clinic, 3828 Ave. N, in Galveston. No appointment is necessary. For information, visit www.hba.org or call 713-759-1133.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Roger “Bo” Quiroga, former mayor of Galveston and director of economic development and external affairs and records management officer for the Port of Galveston, will be the guest speaker. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. For information, contact Jerry Mohn, mohn@jerrymohn.com or 409-737-5768.

The outdoor Galveston Island Market, featuring handmade arts and crafts, will have its monthly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 23rd and Mechanic streets in Galveston. For information, visit www.galves tonislandmarket.com.

The Czech Heritage Society of Galveston County will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Amegy Bank, 13030 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. “Harsh Beginnings of Czech Settlers in America,” will be presented. There will be refreshments, a raffle and door prizes afterward. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Larry Krc, 409-935-5700.

The sixth annual Planters Bunch Garden Tour will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Sea Isle subdivision, 5 miles west of Jamaica Beach. Tickets are $5 per person (ages 10 and younger are free) and can be purchased at Milton Pines Park Pavilion, 4100 Mason Drive, in Galveston (on the day of tour). For information, visit www.seaisleplantersbunch.com or call 713-289-4090.

The Butler Longhorn Museum will present a fashion show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1220 Coryell St. in League City. Tickets are $50. For information and tickets, call 281-332-1393.

Debra Davis will teach a workshop on kirigami, a variation of origami, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Art League’s Texas City gallery, 611 Sixth St. N., in Texas City. The cost is $20. For information, visit www.galvestonartleague.com or call 281-678-6978.

Author James B. Morgan will be signing copies of his book “Not Quite Home: A Soldier’s Search for Belonging,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have a dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays at 11320 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. Silver Wings will perform. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call 409-925-2525.

The Saltwater Garden Club will have its annual Garden & Outdoor Living Tour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bayou Vista City Hall, 2929 state Highway 6 at Neptune Drive, in Bayou Vista. For information, call Irene Henry, 281-844-0598.

The public is invited to an open house and unveiling of plaques signifying national, state and local honors for the Quigg-Baulard Cottage at 3:30 p.m. Sunday (the cottage is next to Moody Mansion, 2628 Broadway, in Galveston). Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 409-741-5100 or 409-789-3227.

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