• The Texas City Garden Club will have its 42nd annual Holiday Gift Shop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. All sorts of holiday gifts will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For information, visit www.texascitygardenclub.org, or call Nancy Heard, 409-948-8497.
  • The East End Historical District Association will have its 24th annual “A Victorian Christmas” Holiday Homes Tour from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at five East End homes in Galveston. Tickets are $15 and are available at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., or by visiting www.thegrand.com, or by calling 800-821-1894.
  • The senior adults of the Galveston Baptist Association are taking orders for its annual Rio Grande Valley Fruit Sale through today. Oranges and grapefruit will be sold for $15 for an 18-pound bag or two bags for $25. Fruit will be ready for pickup Saturday. To order, email lelasllines@hotmail.com, or call 409-933-3353, 409-938-0821, or 409-938-8942.
  • The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit www.galvestonkiwanis.com.
  • The Bay Area Quilt Guild will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10303 Scarsdale Blvd., in Houston. Visit www.bayareaquiltguild.org.
  • The Kemah-Bay Area Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Jimmie Walker Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., in Kemah. Call Anniece Larkins, 281-842-9008.
  • 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. For information, call 281-326-4000 or 281-334-6291.
  • 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.
  • 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. For information, call Janice Connard, 409-771-1105.
  • The Kemah Lions Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at the Red Sushi Restaurant on the Kemah Boardwalk. For information, call Bill Kerber, 713-875-3469.
  • The Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. For information, contact Jeannie Thielmann, jthielmann@dickinsonisd.org or 281-229-6088.
  • The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit www.optimistclubofgalveston.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. For information, call 409-771-9511.
  • The Children’s Center Inc. will offer the free “Touch One, Teach One” community outreach sessions from noon to 1 p.m. today and Jan. 8. Due to the nature of the clients served by TCCI, the location for each session will be provided at the time of RSVP. To RSVP, contact Clemmie White, clemmiewhite@thechildrenscenterinc.org or 409-765-5212, Ext. 3002.
  • The Carbide Pioneer Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Ryan’s Buffet, 2330 Mall of the Mainland Parkway, in Texas City. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in attendance. For information, call 409-945-5886.
  • 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. For information, visit www.cityofgalveston.org.
  • 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 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. For information, call Diana Fee, 281-585-3470, or Brenda Traweek, 832-340-0461.
  • The Galveston County Democrats Club will have their annual Holiday Pot Luck Dinner at 7 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3602 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Attendees should take their favorite dish to share. Drinks will be provided. For information, call 409-763-6866.

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