The Trinity Episcopal School Choir performs Friday during the city of Galveston’s annual Holiday Lighting Celebration at the historic Hotel Galvez and Spa.

Access Care of Coastal Texas will have its World AIDS Day observance events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through today at 707 23rd St. in Galveston. A reception will be at 5 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 409-763-2437.

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 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 15 at 1650 state Highway 3 in League City. 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 Galveston Lions Club will meet at noon today at Salsa’s Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, 4604 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call JessieAnn Bradshaw, 409-766-0350.

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, or 832-647-3349.

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.

The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club will meet at noon Thursdays at Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant, 628 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Email

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 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 or call 832-819-1561.

Gulf Parkinson’s Source group will meet at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. For information, call 409-539-8398.

The Galveston Children’s Museum will present its “Family Free Night” from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at 2618 Broadway in Galveston. Visit or call 409-572-2544.

The city of Texas City will have its annual Christmas parade at 5:30 p.m. today. The parade will begin at the Rotary Pavilion and end on Sixth Street. Awards for the best floats also will be presented afterward in front of the Showboat Pavilion. For information, call 409-643-5990.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Post No. 6378 will serve dinners from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. The menu varies. The cost is $8 per person. For information on “What’s Cooking” or takeout orders, call 281-337-4952.

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.

Gulf Pride for Youth will offer a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and allies youth ages 13-20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays at 707 23rd St. in Galveston. Visit www.gulfpride

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.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have its Ladies Night event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. $2 drink specials for ladies will be available. Open to public. For information, call 409-763-9866.

Moody Gardens’ Food Drive Thursdays will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Jan. 5 (except Thanksgiving Day) at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. Visitors that take a nonperishable food item will receive 2-for-1 admission to the Festival of Lights. Tickets are $10.95 per person, which includes ice skating admission as well. For tickets and information, visit or call 800-582-4673.

The Galveston County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the Randall Room of the Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Attendees are encouraged to take Christmas goodies and a Christmas memory to share with the group. Visitors are welcome. Call 409-986-5152.

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 Col. H.B. Moore American Legion Post No. 89 Legion Riders will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 3028 29th St. N. in Texas City. Visit or call 281-381-8029.

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.

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