Interfaith Caring Ministries is accepting new, unwrapped toys from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through today 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 Santa Fe Morning Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at the Santa Fe Fire and Rescue Station, 13112 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. Call 409-925-6934.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Steak Date Night from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Fridays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. Dine-in or carryout will be available. No phone orders. For information, call 409-763-9866.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have its Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Fridays at 11230 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. The cost is $7. Dine-in or carryout will be available. No phone orders. For information, call 409-925-2525 or 281-323-2993.
The Albas Nativity Village event will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30 (excluding Dec. 23 through Dec. 25) at 1408 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Admission is free. For information or to RSVP, call 281-961-5571 or 281-738-0444.
The Clear Lake Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Spring Creek BBQ, 2710 Interstate 45, in League City. Dr. Davey Edwards, Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, will be the guest speaker. For information, visit clear laketeaparty.com.
The Col. H.B. Moore American Legion Post No. 89 will have its dance night featuring a variety of music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fridays at 3028 29th St. N. in Texas City. All veterans and the public are welcome. For information, call 409-945-8975.
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will have its annual Holiday with the Cranes events at various times Saturday and Sunday in Galveston. For a complete listing of events and information, visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/holiday-with-the-cranes or call Julie Ann Brown, 409-789-8125.
The American Legion Post No. 554 will have its annual Breakfast with Santa event from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and its auxiliary will have a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. For information, call 281-332-8733.
The Tinsel and Tails Pet Blessing and Adoptions event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday outside the south entrance of Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, off Space Park Drive, 18300 St. John Drive, in Nassau Bay. For information, call the Rev. Dick Maddox, 281-523-2259.
The Galveston County Master Gardeners will offer its free class “Growing Tomatoes From Seed” from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and its “Journey of Two Frugal Master Gardeners: In the Beginning — Propagation” seminar from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email galvcoun email@example.com or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1.
Lago Mar will have its inaugural Walk in Lago Mar Winter Wonderland event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its recreation center, 12519 Gales Point Drive, in Texas City. Admission is free, but attendees are also asked to take an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. For information, visit www.lagomar intexascity.com.
Author E.R. Bills will have a book signing featuring his book “Texas Far and Wide” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.
A reception for the retrospective exhibit of Lise Darst’s watercolor paintings of Galveston’s old homes will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117 Postoffice St., in Galveston. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Hitchcock’s Hometown Christmas parade, sponsored by the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. If you’d like to participate, email email@example.com or call 409-986-9224.
The Dickinson Rotary Club’s annual Christmas parade “Home for the Holidays” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday beginning at McAdams Junior High School and will travel north down state Highway 3 and end at the Dickinson City Hall Complex. If you’d like to participate in the parade or need more information, call Angela Forbes, 281-337-6105, or visit www.dickinsontxrotary.org.
The city of Galveston will have its annual holiday parade at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 throughout the city’s historic downtown area. The parade will begin on 25th Street and go through the downtown area. If you’d like to participate, visit www.galvestontx.gov/holidayparade.
The public is invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20 at Stewart & 89th Self-Storage, 8901 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Drop boxes will be located in front of the building. For information, call 409-741-2224.