The Friendswood Fine Arts and the city of Friendswood is accepting registration for its annual “Deck the House” lighting contest at http://ffaionline.com/deckthehouse/register/ through Wednesday. Five finalists will be chosen. The winner will be announced Dec. 23. This event is free and open to all Friendswood residents. For more information, call 281-996-7700 or email info@FFAIonline.com.
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.
The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present its Waters House Tours in conjunction with the East End Historical District’s holiday homes tour from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 1116 Church St. in Galveston. Tickets are $10 or $5 with a ticket stub from homes tour. Refreshments will be available. For information, call Julia Hatcher, 409-599-6685.
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 Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Fridays at 11230 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. Dine-in or carryout will be available. No phone orders. For information, call 573-205-6656.
The Santa Fe 42 Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Ed Pickett Hall at Jack Brooks Park, 5700 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock. New members are welcome. Contact Sybil Miller, email@example.com or 713-628-0319.
The Front Door Social and Charity Club will have its annual Christmas Toy and Food Drive fundraiser from 9 p.m. today to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Front Door Club, 6106 FM 1765, in Texas City. The Orion Band will perform. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For information and tickets, call Russell Gary, 409-739-4361, or Thelma Bowie, 409-939-4557.
The Wayne Johnson Community Center will have its Christmas arts and craft show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. Admission is free. If you’d like to participate, call 409-934-8148.
The Walk a Mile in My Shoes event will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion (near Phoenix Fountain) at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Registration is $20 per person. Proceeds will benefit CASA of Galveston County. To sign up, visit www.casagalveston.org or call 409-572-2552.
The American Legion Post No. 554 will have its annual CASI Chili Cook-off Saturday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. There will be a $5 entry fee with the donation of an unwrapped toy (no toy donation requires a $25 entry fee). For information, call 281-332-8733.
The Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office will offer its free “Growing Tomatoes from Seeds” class from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. Seating is limited to 90 persons. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-534-3413.
The Texas City Garden Club will have its 45th annual Holiday Gift Shop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Admission is free. For registration, email email@example.com or call 409-948-8497. Visit http://texascitygarden club.org.
The Dickinson Police Department’s annual Blue Santa program will have its second annual “Pack the Patrol Car” toy drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ziegler’s Food Store, 2308 FM 517 E., in Dickinson. For information, call Esther Montalvo or Eva Randolph, 281-337-6312.
Local author, P.A. Stockton, will be signing copies of her new book “Crossed Lines” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3398 Sand Bar Drive (Dune Subdivision) in Crystal Beach. For information, call 409-684-0247.
The Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office will offer its free “Soil Health and Evaluation” class from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email gal firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-534-3413.
The Gulf Coast Center and College of the Mainland will commemorate World AIDS Day with a special event in celebration of the lives of all people infected or affected by HIV at 6 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the school, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. Daniel Bauer will be the guest speaker. Admission is free. For information, call 409-763-2373.
Let’s Dance will have its Happy Holiday Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, in League City. Admission is $8 per person. For information, call Bill or Neva Schroder, 417-838-2204.
The public is invited to come out and play in the snow from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Island Bay Resort, 7400 Jones Drive, in Galveston. Admission is free. For information, call Sheena Pouliot, 409-741-5300.
The city of Santa Fe’s Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park events will be Tuesday.The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at R.J. Wollam Elementary School, travel FM 1764 to state Highway 6, turn left on state Highway 6 toward Warpath Drive and end at Joe Tambrella Park. The annual Christmas tree lighting will be afterward at Mae S. Bruce Library. For parade entry and information, email email@example.com or call 409-925-8558.