Galveston celebrates Juneteenth with annual parade

The James B. Thomas Clef Club play for the crowd along 25th Street on Saturday, June 17, 2017, during the annual Juneteenth parade in Galveston.

Tai chi exercises and movement for seniors (and all others too) will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2011 Palm St. (off Main Street), in La Marque. Can be done sitting/standing. Call 409-935-6004.

The Galveston Art League will offer its summer kids’ artist workshops for ages 8-12 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, June 27 and June 29 at 2117 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Students may attend one session or both for $10. The cost is $30 for all four days. All supplies will be provided. To register, visit

The Bay Area Military Officers Wives Club will meet beginning with a social at 11 a.m. and then with a speaker and lunch at noon today at Sundance Grill, 800 Mariners Drive, in Kemah. The cost is $18 per person. Any widow or wife whose husband was or is an officer in the military is welcome. Call Virginia Stonetreet, 281-488-2963.

Rotary Club of Texas City will meet at noon Tuesdays in the captain’s room at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Dawn Tholcken, 281-923-5197.

Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call 409-771-9678.

The New Leaf Al-Anon group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Rosenberg Library, in the Randall Room, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Call 409-692-3078.

The Galveston Hook and Needles Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Contact Lana Meunier, or 409-750-2163.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. All are welcome. Call 409-763-9866.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Mainland No. 3199 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 5:45 p.m. today at 4445 Ninth St. in Bacliff. Call 281-339-3480.

Cub Scout Troop No. 120 (Bears) will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. New members are welcome. For information, call 409-762-4884.

The Galveston West End Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visitors are welcome. Call 409-766-6924 or 409-789-4095.

The Houston chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Room 210, 14045 Space Center Blvd., in Houston. Call 281-480-1231.

The Kemah Lions Club will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Teresa’s Taqueria & Grill, 1415 state Highway 146, in Kemah. For information, call Elma Garcia, 832-453-9219.

The Dickinson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4613 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Call Carolyn Suderman, 281-337-3456.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378 and its Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. today at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Call 281-337-4952.

The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tremont Hotel Coffee Shop, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, or 713-252-4127.

The free Summer Beach Band concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 15 at the Sealy Gazebo, across from Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. For information, call Frank Incaprera, 409-599-5009.

Knights of Columbus No. 787 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1912 Winnie St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-2112.

The Galveston Dance Club will offer group dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Total Fitness, 4910 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. The first two lessons are free. No partner is required. Visit www.galveston Call 409-370-0617.

The Bay Area Dance Club will offer West Coast Swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Walter Hall Park Pavilion, 807 state Highway 3 N., in League City. For pricing and information, visit or call 832-865-8014.

The Houston Bay Area Chapter of Romance Writers of America will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kirkmont MUD building, 10102 Blackhawk Road, in Houston. Visit or call 409-974-9926.

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