The American Legion Post No. 554 will have a CASI sanctioned Chili Cook Off today and Sunday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. For information, call 281-332-8733.


The Clear Lake Shores farmers’ market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. Visit


The Bayside Lions Club will have its Pancake Breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Bacliff Volunteer Fire Department, 600 Grand Ave., in Bacliff. Tickets are $5 in advance (from any Lion or at Sullivan Pharmacy) or $6 at the door. For information, call 281-339-4577.


Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday for ages 14 and older and Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday for Kids (ages 8-13) will start at 8:30 a.m. today at the Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary, 4700 Ave. U, Building No. 216, in Galveston. Registration is $5. Attendees must register in advance. To RSVP, visit


There will be a benefit yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon today at 820 Winnie St. in Galveston. Books, TV’s, plants, children’s clothing, and more, will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit medical missions in Guinea, West Africa. Free seeds will be given away with purchase. For information, call 409-762-1162.


The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer the “Hummingbirds — The Fluttering Jewels in our Gardens” class from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the “Honey Bees Around the Garden” class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at 4102 Main St. (FM 519) in La Marque. To RSVP, email or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.


The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Col. Christopher Sallese, Commander in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Galveston District, will be the guest speaker. Breakfast burritos will be served at 8:30 a.m. For information, contact Jerry Mohn, or 409-737-5768.


The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association will have its Garden Day from 9 a.m. to noon today at 2005 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. Visit or call John Koloen, 409-763-7199.


The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter No. 911 will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 15, 914 15th Ave. (Alley Street), in Texas City. For information, call Roberto Cabriales, 409-933-0367.


American Hospice Bereavement Services will offer an open grief support grief 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.


The Bay Area Mental Health Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, in Clear Lake. Admission is free and open to Galveston County residents. Call Darcy Truehan, 281-338-7235.


Galveston County students are welcome to free tutoring from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 31 at Greater Barbours Chapel Baptist Church, 7420 FM 1765, in Texas City. For information, call Sarah Giles, 409-935-5285, or Charlene Barrett, 409-935-1100.


The Carver Park Community Baseball League is registering children ages 4-14 for its upcoming season from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 28 at the Carver Park Concession Stand, 6415 Park Ave., in Texas City. The cost is $50 per child. For information, call the Rev. Michael Lewis, 281-635-0715, or Nodie Jackson, 979-304-0123.


The Sons of the American Revolution Bernardo de Galvez Chapter No. 1 will meet for lunch at noon today at Gaido’s Pelican Club, 39th Street and Seawall Boulevard, in Galveston. Attendees must RSVP. Call 409-762-9246.


There will be a medical fundraiser benefit for Tony Sumney at noon today at CrossPoint Church, 318 Eigth St. N., in Texas City. There will be live auctions, raffles, a moonwalk, barbecue dinners, live entertainment and a bike run. For information or to donate, call Liz Sumney, 409-925-7997, or Pam Martinez, 409-739-2635.


The Galveston Arts Center is offering children ages 7-17 a chance to work with Curtis Gannon from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at 2501 Market St. in Galveston. Gannon will present the “Comic Book Creations” workshop and also have on display his new exhibition “Never Enough.” Registration is $15 for members and $17 for all others. Seating is limited to the first 12 students. To register, call 409-763-2403.


Elizabeth Black will be signing copies of her book “The Drowning House” 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 Dickinson Robotics “Gatorzilla Team 2936” is inviting the community to an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Dickinson High School Career Technology and Engineering Wing (by the tennis courts), 3800 Baker Drive, in Dickinson. Attendees will get to see their 2013 robot and the progress they’re making this season, plus drive previous years robots. Light refreshments will be provided. For information, call 281-229-6080.


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 Central High School Class of 1963 will meet at 6 p.m. today at 1930 Jack Johnson Blvd. in Galveston. The class will be discussing plans for its 50th class reunion. For information, call 409-763-4110 or 409-763-5641.


The American Legion Post No. 554 will have Karaoke with Lana from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Admission is free. Call 281-332-8733.

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