Texas City vs. Ball

Ball High guard Kevin Shinette drives the ball down the court Tuesday at Texas City High School. The Tors lost the district opener 61-49.

Interfaith Caring Ministries is accepting new, unwrapped toys from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday at 151 Park Ave. in League City. Donations also can be dropped off Sunday and Monday at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd., in Houston. For information, call 281-332-3881.

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 Dec. 21 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum $9 donation is asked. For information, call 281-332-8733.

Seniors ages 55 and older are invited to join Seaside Seniors for lunch and fellowship at 11:45 a.m. today in the fellowship hall of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Lunch will be provided for $4 per person. Call Judy Dolfi, 409-789-6879.

The Rotary Club of League City will meet at noon today at Luna’s Mexican Restaurant, 6555 South Shore Blvd., in League City. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Contact Amy Killgore, amy.killgore@gmail.com or 832-647-3349.

The Galveston Lions Club will meet at noon today at Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar, 3802 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call John Machol, 409-256-0575.

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.

Free dance lessons taught by Lewis and Betty Whistler will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. Must have a city of League City activity card to participate (nonresidents can pay $25 for a yearly pass or purchase a day pass). For information, email neva bill@gmail.com.

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 Bryan Museum will have its Wine in the Bryan Gardens event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 1315 21st St. in Galveston. The event will feature a cash bar and complimentary light bites. For information, visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

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

There will be a free helmet giveaway and helmet fittings for children in the Galveston community from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the plaza outside of the Jamail Student Center/Old Red Building at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. One hundred helmets will be given away, as well as one children’s bicycle will be given away as a door prize to one lucky child. For information, email Kara Jencks, kjencks@utmb.edu.

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 or 832-738-6950.

The Island Quilters Guild will meet at 6 p.m. today at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. There will be a potluck dinner, optional $15 gift exchange, “The Kid in Me” quilt challenge, and strip poker (take 20-25 2 1/2’ bright fabric strips for poker). For information, call 409-744-0713 or 409-771-4952.

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.

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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-763-9866.

The 24th annual Festival of Trees will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 E. NASA Parkway, in Seabrook. For information and tickets, email Jessica Peterson, jpeterson@icmtx.org.

The Galveston County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the McCullough Room of the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. The group will have its annual Christmas party, so take a Christmas goody to share. Visitors are welcome. Call 409-986-5152.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have its Legionnaires general meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Members only. Call 281-332-8733.

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.

Moody Gardens will have its annual Food Drive Thursdays through Jan. 4, 2018, at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. Guests who take a nonperishable food item will receive two-for-one admission to Festival of Lights. Proceeds will benefit the Galveston County and Houston food banks. For information, call 409-683-4209.

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