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The Monsanto Texas City Get Together will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Sudie’s Seafood and Catfish Restaurant, 352 N. Gulf Freeway, in League City. For information, call Marilyn Decker, 281-534-6188.


The League City Lions Club will serve a free breakfast for seniors age 55 and older at 7:30 a.m. today at the Eastern Regional Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave., in League City. The breakfast will be served every first Sunday. For information, call Laddie Howard, 281-337-4741 or 281-630-3163.

The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer free screening mammograms for uninsured Galveston County residents ages 40-64 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3602 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Women do not have to be a member of the church congregation in order to apply; however, they must preregister in order to participate. Packets are available at www.utmbhealth.com. For information, call 409-762-0088.

A Salute to Military Service will be today on the Kemah Boardwalk, Kipp Avenue, in Kemah. Discounts, displays, activities and patriotism will be on display. The Golden Knights Parachute Jump Team will perform at 5:30 p.m. each day. For information, call 877-285-3624.

The Friends of Galveston Island State Park will offer free bay walks at 10 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 24. All activities will begin at the Nature Center on the bay side of the park at 14901 FM 3005 in Galveston. Park entrance is $5 per person 13 and older. Tours will be led by Galveston Bay Master Naturalists and include seining and wetland exploration. Call 409-737-1222.

The 18th annual Creative Artisans Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 N., in League City. Unique fine art and quality gifts will be available by local artists. For information, visit www.ca-houston.com/index.html or call 713-828-1481.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church will have its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1600 Ninth Ave. N. in Texas City. Turkey dinners, drinks, games, children’s activities and more will be available. Call 409-945-3326.


Galveston County Commissioner Kevin O’Brien is offering residents of Santa Fe and surrounding communities an opportunity to dispose of old tires from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the stock yard adjacent to the West County Building, 11730 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. Must show proof of residency. Eight tires per vehicle will be accepted. For information, call 409-770-5475.

The “Brushes by the Beach” Plein Air Contest will be Saturday at G. Lee Gallery, 2215 Postoffice St., in Galveston. To sign-up, visit www.gleegallery.net/Brushes-By-The-Beach-PleinAir.html or call 409-370-7350. Cash prizes will be awarded. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday.

The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer the free Landscape Design III — Design Principles class from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. Karen Lehr will teach the class. For information, email galv3@wt.net or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.

Brad Simon’s “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly” will take the stage at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. The presentation is suitable for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Visit www.thegrand.com or call 409-765-1894 or 800-821-1894.

The Children’s Center Inc. will offer the free “Touch One, Teach One” community outreach sessions from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Jan. 8, and from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Dec. 18, and Jan. 22. 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.

American Legion Post No. 554 Ladies Auxiliary will be serving a beef stew from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum donation of $7 per person is asked. Trivia will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 281-332-8733.

Gulf Parkinson’s Source will celebrate National Caregiver’s Month at its meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Dr. Earl Shelp will be the guest speaker. Dinner also will be served at 4:15 p.m. To RSVP, contact Jane Johnson, info@gulfparkinsonsource.org or 409-539-8398.

The Rotary Club of Galveston will have its 37th annual Chili Supper fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston. Tickets are $8 and can be bought from any member or at the door. For information, contact Harold Fattig, h.fattig@sbcglobal.net or 409-763-8688 or 409-692-3838.

Help Da Po Inc. will have its annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Food Drive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Nov. 22 at 36 16th Ave. N. in Texas City. All nonperishable Thanksgiving items (no glass jars), grocery store gift cards, and monetary donations will be accepted. For information, call Yoneda Rabb-Sanders, 409-457-2947.

The Serra Club of Galveston will have its quarterly Mass at 11 a.m. Friday at O’Connell College Preparatory School, 1320 Tremont St., in Galveston. Afterward, there will be a program meeting where Father Page Polk will be the guest speaker at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Dolores Jensen, 409-771-2623.

The Galveston Island Arts Academy will present “Music Among Friends!” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston. Alejandro Montiel (guitar) and Michael Zuraw (piano) will be featured. For information, visit www.galvestonislandartsacademy.com.

Moody Gardens will offer its free Birding 101 class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ocean View Room of the Aquarium Pyramid, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston. There also will be a walking tour of the Moody Gardens property looking for resident and visiting birds. Take binoculars and cameras. For information, call 409-683-4101.

Galveston Historical Foundation will offer the “Internal Luster: How to Properly Clean and Treat Your Historic Woodwork” class as a part of its Preservation U courses at 10 a.m. Saturday at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway, in Galveston. To sign-up, visit www.galvestonhistory.org or call 409-765-3409. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for all others.

N.E. Brown and S.L. Jenkins will be signing copies of their book “Indignities: The Arrival” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston. The mother and daughter are co-authors of the book. For information, call 409-750-8200.

Assistance League of the Bay Area will have its Gala Kick-Off Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the historic West Mansion, 3300 E. NASA Parkway, in Clear Lake. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the chapter’s resale shop, 100 E. NASA Parkway, in Webster, or by calling 281-554-2594.

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 5236 will be selling fried fish dinners from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Queen of Peace Parish Life Center, 1200 Cedar at Laurel streets, in La Marque. The cost is $8 per plate. For information, call Lee Hasselmeier, 409-502-1272.

The Galveston Children’s Museum “An Evening with Dolls” Silent Auction will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston. Admission is $10 per person. For information, call Marte Hersey, 409-502-7771.

The Galveston Art League will have a reception featuring Amanda Schilling from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at 2117 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Schilling’s “Galveston Harbor,” which is a black and white series, will be on display. Ashlynn Ivy and Dave Macha also will provide live music. For information, call 409-763-0106 or 409-739-1463.

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 5236 will sponsor a 2-day casino bus trip to Paragon in Marksville, La., on Nov. 19-20. The cost is $55 per person or $106 for a single room. For information, call Manuel Perez, 409-789-5281, or Daniel Ortega, 817-734-2418.

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