• The Galveston Noon Optimist Club is accepting entries for its annual Essay Contest“How Dreams Lead to Success.” The event is open to all Galveston County middle and high school students ages 19 and younger. The deadline to apply is by today. Contact Diane Moore, dm1@sbcglobal.net or 409-789-6330.
  • Assistance League of the Bay Area and Communities in Schools — Bay Area will be collecting hoodies and jackets for kindergarten through 12th-grade students through Wednesday at several locations in the Bay Area. Visit www.bayarea.as
  • sistanceleague.org or call 281-554-2594.
  • The Kiwanis Clubmeets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit www.galvestonkiwanis.com.
  • The Galveston County Veteran Service Officer will be available on the Bolivar Peninsula from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the Galveston County Annex, 946 Noble Carl Drive, in Crystal Beach. Clients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The officer will be available every third Wednesday. To make an appointment, call 409-766-2448 or email frank.furleigh@co.galveston.tx.us.
  • 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 or 409-945-8137.
  • Carmeliters, which is a nondenominational group of members ages 50 and older, will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, in Clear Lake. All are welcomed. Attendees are encouraged to take books and jigsaw puzzles for exchange. Call 281-326-4000 or 281-334-6291.
  • The Space City 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. Call 713-498-6313 or 281-337-2476.
  • The League City Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Tuscan Lakes Club House, 1610 Tuscan Village Drive, in League City. Light refreshments will be served. New members are welcome. Contact Kimberly Nitzschke, 281-332-9528 or lctxgar
  • dendiva@yahoo.com.
  • The Line Dance Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the auditorium at St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. No previous experience is needed. Classes are free. Call Janice Connard, 409-771-1105.
  • The Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Contact Jeannie Thielmann, jthiel
  • mann@dickinsonisd.org or 281-229-6088.
  • The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit www.optimist
  • clubofgalveston.com.
  • The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Call Harold Fattig, 409-938-8995.
  • 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 Mainland Retired Teachers Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Lynn Amato will present “Working with Dynabands.” Call 281-486-0748.
  • The Texas City Ancestry Searchers will meet at 1 p.m. today at Moore Memorial Public Library, 1701 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Helen Mooty will be the guest speaker. Call Ron Schoolcraft, 409-771-2780.
  • Island Little League will have its spring registration from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and upstairs at Columbo Little League Baseball Field, 54th Street and Avenue S, in Galveston. Parents must take a current utility bill for proof of residency. Call 409-771-7707.
  • The city of Galveston’s Parks and Recreation Dept. offers its free Family Fun Time activities weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McGuire-Dent Recreation and Fitness Center at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston. Visit www.cityofgalveston.org.
  • The Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees will have a budget workshop meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 4133 Warpath in Santa Fe. The district also will have a public discussion of the district’s 2012-13 Texas Academic Performance Report and its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the same location. Copies of the report are available at www.tea.state.tx.us/financialstandardreports or at www.sfisd.org. For information, call 409-925-3526.
  • The Galveston Lassie League will have spring softball registration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and Jan. 22 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 25 at 2506 83rd St. in Galveston. Visit www.eteamz.com/GalvestonLassie
  • League or call 281-658-7573.
  • The Kemah Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at 601 Cien St., Suite 120, in Kemah. Call Bill Kerber, 713-875-3469.
  • The Galveston County Czech Heritage Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1220 Cedar Drive, in La Marque. There also will be a potluck luncheon. Call Larry Krc, 409-935-9700.
  • The Dickinson Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Weigh-ins will start at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting is free. Call Diana Fee, 281-585-3470, or Brenda Traweek, 832-340-0461.
  • 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 is open to all Vietnam era veterans. Call Jim Rose, 281-991-1467.
  • The Bayside Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. to eat and then have its meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at Noah’s Ark in the Lions Den, 4438 Blvd., in Bacliff. Visitors are welcome. Call 281-242-5777 or 281-802-0877.
  • The Texas City Independent School District is seeking volunteers to serve as judges for their fourth annual district science fair set for Thursday at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. To sign up, email Brenda Caro, bcaro@tcisd.org, or call Gwen Bradley, 409-916-0120.
  • The Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future is now taking orders for smoked briskets, pork ribs, turkey and a variety of cobblers all prepared from Joe’s Bar-B-Que through Jan. 24. All items must be picked up between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the district’s Simpson Education Support Center, 1700 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Deborah Laine, 409-916-0108, or download the order form from www.tcisd.org.

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