50 Club honors top officers in the county

Texas City police officer of the Year Michael Kelemen, center, is congratulated by Mario Lucchesi, left, president of the 50 Club of Galveston County, Walter Wilson, first vice president, and Texas City police Chief Robert Burby on May 8 during the 50 Club’s 46th annual Award Luncheon at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will present its Galveston County Home Fruit Growers Tour from 9 a.m. to noon today at 5202 Highland Road in Santa Fe; at the Galveston County Master Gardener Demonstration Orchard and Garden at Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., in La Marque; and at Wilson and Renee Hillman’s “Fruits ‘n Such Orchard,” 6309 Ave. U, in Dickinson. Visit http://aggie-horticul ture.tamu.edu/galveston or call 281-534-3413 or 832-443-6733.

There will be a garage sale benefit from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at 820 Winnie St. in Galveston. Proceeds will benefit the hospital in Canilla, Quiche, Guatemala. Free seeds will be given away with purchase. For information, call 409-762-1162.

There will be a free legal clinic for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon today at the VA Outpatient Clinic, 3828 Ave. N, in Galveston. No appointment is necessary. For information, visit www.hba.org or call 713-759-1133.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Roger “Bo” Quiroga, former mayor of Galveston and director of economic development and external affairs and records management officer for the Port of Galveston, 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 San Jacinto Neighborhood Association will have its Open Garden Day from 9 a.m. to noon today at 2702 Ave. O1/2 in Galveston. Visit www.san jacneighborhoodassoc.org or call John Koloen, 409-771-7153.

Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. For information on vendor opportunities, call 832-614-6973.

The Galveston County Coalition of Black Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. today in the fellowship hall of Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, 5917 Carver St., in Texas City. Call 409-739-5665.

American Hospice Bereavement Services will offer an open grief support grief to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one or is anticipating the death of a loved one from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at 2525 South Shore Blvd. in League City. Donna Thomas is the facilitator. Call 832-536-3300. For individual support, call 281-210-6559.

The outdoor Galveston Island Market, featuring handmade arts and crafts, will have its monthly event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 23rd and Mechanic streets in Galveston. For information, visit www.galveston islandmarket.com.

The Czech Heritage Society of Galveston County will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at Amegy Bank, 13030 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. “Harsh Beginnings of Czech Settlers in America,” will be presented. There will be refreshments, a raffle and door prizes afterward. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Larry Krc, 409-935-5700.

The sixth annual Planters Bunch Garden Tour will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Sea Isle subdivision, 5 miles west of Jamaica Beach. Tickets are $5 per person (ages 10 and younger are free) and can be purchased at Milton Pines Park Pavilion, 4100 Mason Drive, in Galveston (on the day of tour). For information, visit www.seaisleplantersbunch.com or call 713-289-4090.

The Butler Longhorn Museum will present a fashion show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1220 Coryell St. in League City. Tickets are $50. For information and tickets, call 281-332-1393.

The Sons of the American Revolution Bernardo de Galvez Chapter No. 1 will meet for lunch at noon today at Fish Tales, 2502 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Attendees must RSVP. Call 281-488-6883 or 281-316-2202.

Debra Davis will teach a workshop on kirigami, a variation of origami, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Galveston Art League’s Texas City gallery, 611 Sixth St. N., in Texas City. The cost is $20. For information, visit www.galvestonartleague.com or call 281-678-6978.

Author James B. Morgan will be signing copies of his book “Not Quite Home: A Soldier’s Search for Belonging,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.

Sea Star Base Galveston is inviting students ages 14 and older to join its Community Sailing Program, which will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 7409 Broadway in Galveston. For information, visit www.ssbgalveston.org or call 409-752-2560.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have a shuffle board tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays through June 24 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. All are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.

The NAACP youth council will meet at 3 p.m. today at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center, 718 41st St., in Galveston. Call Connie Hebert or Sue Johnson, 409-763-8955, or Selena Edwards, 409-762-3461.

The Bay Area Singles Club will have its monthly dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Admission is $7 for members and $9 for all others. Attendees are asked to take party snacks to share. Call 409-948-1156 or 281-337-3112.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have a dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays at 11320 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. Silver Wings will perform. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call 409-925-2525.

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