20th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade

Lila walks in the 20th annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade with owner Elizabeth Pizzitola on Sunday at Mardi Gras in Galveston.

Registration for the Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program is ongoing and available at http://galveston.agrilife.org/events. Registration fee is $35 by Friday ($40 afterward). The class will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. For information, contact Melissa Anderson, melissa.anderson@co.galveston.tx.us or 281-309-5068.

The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit www.galvestonkiwanis.com.

Seeding Galveston’s weekly farm stand market will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays on the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue N in Galveston. Fresh produce and farm fresh eggs will be available. Attendees can visit with the goats and chickens too. For information, visit www.seedinggalveston.com.

The Hitchcock Heritage Society will have its Valentine’s Day bake sale from 9 a.m. until all sold out today in the lobby of Texas First Bank, 8128 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock. For information, call JoAnn Robinson, 409-986-5036.

The Texas City Chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Westhaven Church of Christ, 1515 29th St., in Texas City. Call Clara Scott, 409-948-2969.

The Texas City Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.texascitygardenclub.org or call 409-948-8497.

The Houston Machine Knitters will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Webster Recreation Center, 311 Pennsylvania, in Webster. The group is for machine knitting enthusiasts who share experience, inspiration and knowledge of machine knitting. Nonmembers are welcome. Visit www.houstonmk.com, or call 713-498-6313 or 281-337-2476.

The Line Dance Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. No previous experience is needed. Classes are free. Call 409-771-1105.

The Galveston Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 25 at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, in Galveston. The free 12-week class is open to island residents. To sign up, visit www.galvestontx.gov/cpa or call 409-765-3606.

The League City Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the Johnnie Arolfo Ballroom, 400 W. Walker St., in League City. A social will begin at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.leaguecitygardenclub.org.

The Boys & Girls Club will have its after school registration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday at 4420 Ave. P in Galveston. For ages 6-17. Registration is free during this Valentine’s special only. For information on what items to take, call 409-763-2227.

The Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays in the board room at the Dickinson Independent School District’s Educational Support Center, 2218 FM 517 E., in Dickinson until further notice. Contact Tom Cassano, tacsrtx1946@hotmail.com or 281-989-3279.

The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. For information, call Ulli Budelmann, 409-939-1224.

The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit the club’s Facebook page at Optimist Club of Galveston Noon.

Blessings-n-Bargains Resale Shop will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 505 and 507 Sixth St. N. in Texas City. Household items, clothing, small appliances, and more are available. Call 409-771-9511.

The city of League City offers free ballroom dancing from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. All are welcome to participate ($25 activity membership card is required for nonresidents; and for residents ages 55 and younger, check with city officials for fee, 281-554-1180). Lessons will not be provided. No partner is required. For information, email nevabill@gmail.com.

Amp’D Up Fit Camp will offer a free walking group at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in Galveston. The group will meet at 47th Street and Seawall Boulevard for a brief warm-up exercise and then go for a 2-mile power walk along the seawall. For information, contact Audrey Salinas, audrey.salinas@gmail.com or 409-539-8489.

The Dickinson Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Weigh-ins will start at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting is free. Call Reta Warren, 281-337-5482, or Brenda Traweek, 713-380-8115.

Cub Scout Troop No. 120 (Webelos) will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays 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 County Chapter Vietnam Veterans of America No. 685 will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. The group/meeting is open to all Vietnam era veterans. Call Jim Rose, 281-991-1467.

Musical Beginnings will offer music lessons for ages 2 and older weekdays through June 1 (by appointment) at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak St., in Texas City. Registration is $35 per child. Lessons are $50 per month. To sign up and schedule classes, email musicalbegin nings2011@gmail.com or call 832-799-2151.

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