If you have driven down League City Parkway between Interstate 45 and state Highway 3, you might have seen the Wildflower Project and the sign in the esplanade on the west side of Highway 3.

According to Ms. Kimberly Nitzschke, president of the League City Garden Club, the wildflower project is part of the Garden Club’s beautification project that the club is in charge of guiding with the help of our city administration.

There are plans to continue the project on the east side of Highway 3. The Garden club has a rich tradition of working with our city to beautify our community since 1949.

Kimberly said there are roughly 75 members and they are always looking for more.

To find out more information or to join, visit www.leaguecitygardenclub.org.

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The League City Animal Shelter will be hosting the Paws and Claws Adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 and noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center.

This year, five shelters are participating with 35 vendors. The event will include rabies and microchip stations, raffles and the Ring of Fire Cookers.

The goal is 175 pet adoptions. Adoptions are $25 each.

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Want to help guide our city and its policy? Four council seats and the mayor seat are coming up for election in November.

The filing period runs through 5 p.m. Aug. 18.

Filing forms can be obtained in the candidates packet at www.leaguecity.com/index.aspx?NID=1072 or 281-554-1030.

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Art Hewitt dedicated 60 years of his life to the League City community by serving as a volunteer firefighter and inspiring countless others to make a commitment to service.

The City of League City honors Hewitt’s memory and keeps his passion for volunteerism alive through the Art Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award.

To nominate a friend, neighbor or co-worker log onto www.leaguecity.com/spiritaward.

The award period is July 1, 2013 to June 30. Nominations are due by Monday.

The award is open to all volunteers; nominees do not need to live or work in League City but must volunteer for a city-related cause or project.

Nominees will have made a significant contribution to League City by volunteering time and service to a city-related cause or project — including but not limited to Helen Hall Library, Volunteer Fire Department, animal shelter, Leaders Make Readers, Volunteers in Policing, city boards and commissions.

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The Butler Longhorn Museum presents “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” a wine-tasting, led by Kimberly Baumann and painting event for ladies with artist Kelly Halbach from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Space is limited.

Ever wanted to learn how to jitterbug? From Sept. 9- Oct. 14 you can learn at the museum as well.

Call 281-332-1393.

Chris John Mallios, a longtime resident of League City, is writing a series of occasional columns about the history of his hometown. He can be reached at mallios@comcast.net.

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