Artist Elizabeth Punches’ mixes metals like copper, silver, gold and brass into her pigments for her new show “The Creative Elusive” at The Proletariat Gallery and Public House, 2221 Market St. in Galveston.

The Friendswood Fine Arts and the city of Friendswood is accepting registration for its annual “Deck the House” lighting contest at 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

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, 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 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 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 or call 409-948-8497. Visit http://texascitygarden

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 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 or call 409-925-8558.

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