Shrimp Boil

Sharon and Megan Gaspard look at the shrimp plates in line Thursday at the annual shrimp boil at the Nessler Center in Texas City. Attendees of the event could take their plates to-go if they wished.

The Harvey Relief Pop-Up Shop will be accepting donations from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at the annex building of the Galveston Independent School District, 3906 Ave. T, in Galveston. Gift cards, gas cards, youth and young adult shoes and clothing (new only), school supplies, feminine products, toiletries, and water will be accepted. For information, visit www.daciajames.com.

The public is invited to participate in a free bird-watching event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 28. The group will leave from 18003 Shaman in Indian Beach (Galveston). Take your own binoculars. To RSVP, email galornsoc@earthlink.net.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. State Rep. Wayne Faircloth 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 2005 Ave. N1/2 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 String Ensemble volunteer string group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (beginner/intermediate) and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (advanced) Saturdays in the Fox Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. All string musicians will need to take their instrument and a music stand. For information, email Jack Sheaffer, jacksheaffer54@gmail.com.

The Galveston Island Market will be selling handmade arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 23rd and Mechanic streets in Galveston. Weather permitting. For information, visit www.galvestonisland market.com.

American Hospice Bereavement Services will offer an open grief support 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.

Comite de Negocios, the Hispanic Business Task Force of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Fiestas Patrias from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St., in Galveston. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.galvestonchamber.com or call 409-763-5326.

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.

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.

Author Ernie Deats will be signing copies of his book “The King of Dickinson,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.

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 American Legion Post No. 554 will have a shuffle board tournament at 3 p.m. today and Sept. 30 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. All are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.

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. The Texas Ramblers will perform. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call 409-925-2525.

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 832-483-3257 or 281-484-4762.

The Col. H.B. Moore American Legion Post No. 89 will have its dance night featuring a variety of music by DJ Jon XPX from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. today at 3028 29th St. N. in Texas City. All veterans and the public are welcome. For information, call 409-945-8975.

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