Legislative boat tour

State Sen. Larry Taylor smiles after getting off a boat at Pier 21 in Galveston on Monday. State officials took a morning boat tour of Galveston Bay to see areas where the coastal barrier, a 30-mile-long system of walls and sea gates, could be built.

The nonprofit Sunshine Resale Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at 6915 Second St. in Hitchcock. Clothes, furniture, collectibles, costume jewelry, kitchen ware, books, small appliances and linens will be available for purchase. Every first Friday is half price sale day on selected items. Call 409-986-5632.

The women’s cancer support group will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays upstairs at The Mosquito Café, 628 14th St., in Galveston. Participants must enter through the back door of the restaurant. Call 409-744-1011 or 409-762-8187.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will host a lunch special from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum $8 donation is asked. For information, call 281-332-8733.

Texas City Noon Lions Club will meet at noon Thursdays at the Los Aztecas Bar and Grill, 2525 Palmer Highway, in Texas City. New members are welcome. Call 281-678-8148.

The Rotary Club of the Mainland will meet at noon Thursdays at Kelly’s Restaurant, 4604 Interstate 45, in La Marque. Call Craig Watt, 409-934-8018.

The Seniors is inviting all those interested to come meet with the group for Senior Game Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 317 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. The group will play cards (Bridge, Hands and Feet) and dominoes (Train). Call 409-945-4426.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston. SNAP will be accepted and SNAP Double Dollars will be distributed, and WIC vouchers will be distributed and accepted as well. Email gofarmers market@gmail.com or call 832-819-1561.

The Galveston Children’s Museum will present its “Family Free Night” from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at 2618 Broadway in Galveston. Visit www.galvestoncm.org or call 409-572-2544.

The Galveston Chapter of the NAACP will meet for its executive session at 5 p.m. and then have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today at Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. New members are welcome. Call Mary Patrick, 409-771-1091.

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council’s Boundary Expansion Working Group will have a public meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 4700 Ave. U, Building 216, in Galveston. Public comments will be accepted. For information, email leslie.clift@noaa.gov or call 409-621-5151, Ext. 115.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Post No. 6378 will serve dinners from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. The menu varies. A minimum $8 donation is asked. For information or to place an order, call 281-337-4952.

The American Legion Post No. 554 Auxiliary will have its executive meeting at 5:30 p.m. and its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Members only. Call 281-332-8733.

Free GED classes will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at Turning Point Church, 4124 Broadway, in Galveston. To sign up, call Brenda Smith, 409-502-9935.

The Texas City Evening Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Reef Seafood House, 1301 31 1/2 St., in Texas City. Call Stephanie Maguire, 409-939-4466.

The National Society of Artists will host a reception for its 33rd annual Juried National Show from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Fox Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. The show will be on display Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free. For information, email stex21@gmail.com.

The West Beach Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Call Gay Fundling, 409-737-2020, 409-599-5903, or 409-789-1119.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 108 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston (enter on North side of church). Call 559-356-7097.

The Sons of the American Legion Post No. 89 will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 3028 29th St. N. in Texas City. Visit www.americanlegionpost89.org.

The Surfrider Galveston Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. today at Mod Coffee Shop, 2126 Postoffice St., in Galveston. Meetings will include guest speakers and chapter updates on the protection and enjoyment of our ocean waves and beaches. For information, visit galves tonsurfrider.com or call 409-771-9522.

The La Marque Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 will meet at 7 p.m. today at 901 Main St. in La Marque. Call 409-935-9036 or 409-770-4366.

The Galveston Community Band will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at First Baptist Church, 822 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Musicians ages 15 and older are invited to participate. For information, call Doyle Neuwiller, 409-996-1108.

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