Ball vs. Elkins

Ball High School small forward Nicholas Moore shoots a 3-pointer on Tuesday during a game against Fort Bend Elkins at home.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will be serving breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays through Jan. 28 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. An $8 minimum donation is asked. All are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays in the grassy lot behind Antique Warehouse, 2508 Postoffice St. Locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products will be available. Live music also will be provided. Email gofarmers market@gmail.com or call 832-819-1561.

American Legion Riders of Post No. 554 will meet from noon to 1 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Members only. Call 281-332-8733.

The 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest reception will be at 3 p.m. today at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Admission is free. A complimentary lunch also will be provided. For information, call Tommie Boudreaux, 409-740-0454, or Ella Lewis, 409-740-4311.

The Dickinson-Bay Area branch of the NAACP will have its MLK Celebration program at 6 p.m. today at New Vision Church, 2311 24th St., in Dickinson. The program will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. For information, call 713-320-2899.

The King-Fest Committee will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. church service from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L, in Galveston. For information, call Manuel and Shirlyn Thomas, 409-392-6499 or 409-939-0619.

UPCOMING

The city of League City is accepting registration for its Citizens University 12-week course, which will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday. For information on registration requirements, visit www.leaguecity.com/citizens university.

The Galveston County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy is accepting applications through Friday. Classes will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 22, and will last for 12 weeks at Runge Park in Santa Fe. To sign up, visit www.galvestonso.com or contact Lt. Tommy Hansen, tommy.hansen@co.galves ton.tx.us or 409-766-2333.

Registration for the Dickinson Citizen Police Academy is being accepted through Saturday. The classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 8, and will last for 15 weeks. To sign up, contact Officer Tony Valdez, tvaldez@ci.dickin son.tx.us or 281-337-6370.

The La Marque Alumni Association’s fifth annual Martin Luther King Day event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. Monday starting at La Marque High School. The route will then turn right on FM 1765, take a left on Bell Drive, left on Carver Street, and will end at 5917 Carver St., in Texas City. There also will be a holiday celebration program immediately afterward. For information, call Nakisha Paul, 409-766-0049.

The St. Vincent’s House Unity Prayer Circle in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at 2817 Alfreda Houston Place (Postoffice Street) in Galveston. All religious denominations are invited. For information, call 409-763-8521.

There will be a Martin Luther King Jr. program “Dream Reset: Saving Every Child on Planet Earth” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, 6333 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock. Dr. Virgil Wood will be the special guest speaker. For information, call Sam Collins III, 409-256-3822.

Jon K. Crispin, a 2018 Visiting Osler Scholar from the University of Texas Medical Branch, will present “The Willard Suitcases” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-763-2403.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate’s of Galveston County is in need of volunteers to become an advocate for children that are in the custody of Child Protective Services. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will have to undergo a thorough background check. There will be a recruitment session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Helen Hall Library, 100 W. Walker St., in League City; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the McCullough Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston; and noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at its office at 2000 Texas Ave., Suite 641, in Texas City. To sign up, contact Kathryn Holmes, kathryn@casa galveston.org or 409-572-2552.

The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will present “There’s a Coral Reef Where?” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 4700 Broadway, in Galveston. RSVP required. To RSVP, email msierpin@utmb.edu or call 409-763-5604.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will offer its free class “Square-Foot Gardening” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email galvcoun tymgs@gmail.com or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1.

The Houston Symphony League Bay Area will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, in Nassau Bay. Eric Halen, and his daughter, Brittany, and Scott Holshouser, and his son, Sean, will be the guests. Visitors are welcome. For information, email marthadigges@yahoo.com or call Vicki Buxton, 281-954-6317.

The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will present “Beginning Birding by Birding for Fun” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; and ”How to Choose Binoculars & Field Guides for Birding” from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 4700 Broadway, in Galveston. RSVP required. To RSVP, email msierpin@utmb.edu or call 409-763-5604.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will offer its free class “Wedge Grafting” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email gal vcountymgs@gmail.com or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1.

The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will present “Bring the Bag!” from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday; and “Native Plant Talk” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 4700 Broadway, in Galveston. RSVP required. To RSVP, email msierpin@utmb.edu or call 409-763-5604.

The Galveston County Audubon group and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will present a free birding presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. For information, call Julie Ann Brown, 409-789-8125.

The Galveston County Audubon group and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will present a free birding field trip from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The group will meet in the south Aquarium parking lot at Moody Gardens in Galveston. For information, call Julie Ann Brown, 409-789-8125.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Mayor Jim Yarbrough 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 Galveston County Master Gardeners will offer its free class “Successful Spring Vegetables” from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; and ”Small Trees, Small Yards” from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email galvcoun tymgs@gmail.com or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1.

A polymer clay workshop will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St., in Galveston. Registration is $75 (take a bag lunch). To register, visit www.galves tonartscenter.org or call 409-763-2403.

Artist Joe Culotta will present “Masters in Plaster” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Art League, 2117 Postoffice St., in Galveston. The $40 fee includes all materials. For information, email gallery2117@gmail.com.

There will be a fundraiser and auction at 3 p.m. Saturday at The Oaks Bar, 12410 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Proceeds will go toward a family in Galveston who lost everything in a fire on Jan. 6. There will be barbecue plates for sale, live music, a bounce house for children, and a live auction hosted by Storage Wars: Texas Auctioneer Walt Cade. For information, call 409-443-1972.

The Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Dept. will have its Firefighters Masquerade Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday at the MUD No. 12 reception hall, 2929 state Highway 6, in Bayou Vista. Tickets are $50. Seating is limited. BYOB. For information and tickets, call Irene Henry, 281-844-0598.

The Artist Boat will have its annual meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. The kayak facility ribbon cutting will begin at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Coastal Heritage Preserve. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Jan. 22 by emailing executiveassis tant@artistboat.org.

The Galveston Art League will accept entries for its winter juried show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at 2117 Postoffice St. in Galveston. For information and prospectus, visit www.galvestonartleague.com.

The Yaga’s Children’s Fund is accepting grant applications for its 2018 event through Jan. 31. Any nonprofit in Galveston County that serves children is eligible. For information, contact Lauri Dibrell, lauridibrell@yahoo.com or 409-599-4515.

The Galveston Texas Parks & Wildlife Texas General Land Office will offer free vessel disposal for county residents in February. Vessels must be evaluated before event; less than 26-feet; and transported by owner. Space is limited. Must call 409-766-4509 before Feb. 9 to reserve.

The city of La Marque’s Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is accepting applications for its annual “Let’s Paint the Town” home improvement program through March 30. For La Marque residents/home owners only. For information, call 409-938-9256.

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