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Santa’s train is coming

The Galveston Railroad Museum will welcome the Harborside Express Santa Train at 11 a.m. Saturday at 2602 Santa Fe Place in Galveston. Children are encouraged to take their wish list and visit with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Train rides are $5 per person, ages 2 and older. For information, call 409-765-5700.


The nonprofit Sunshine Resale Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at 6915 Second St. in Hitchcock. Clothes, furniture, collectibles, costume jewelry, kitchen ware, books, small appliances and linens will be available for purchase.

The women’s cancer support group will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays upstairs at The Mosquito Café, 628 14th St., in Galveston. Participants must enter through the back door of the restaurant. For information, call 409-497-4479 or 409-744-1011.

The La Marque Garden Club will have their annual Christmas party at 11 a.m. today at Ryan’s, 2330 Mall of the Mainland Parkway, in Texas City. Members are asked to take canned goods. Proceeds will be donated to La Marque Aid and Guidance. For information, call Bertha Pruitt, 409-935-3951.

The Monsanto Women will meet for its quarterly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at Top Water Grill, 815 Ave. O, in San Leon. For information, call Marilyn Decker, 281-534-6188.

The Galveston Retired Teachers will meet at noon today at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call 409-744-9281 or 409-744-8797.

Texas City Noon Lions Club will meet at noon Thursdays at the Los Aztecas Bar and Grill, 2525 Palmer Highway, in Texas City. New members are welcome. Call 281-678-8148.

The Galveston Island Pachyderm Club will meet at noon Thursdays at Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant, 628 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Jonathan Kieschnick, candidate for Galveston County Court No. 2, will be the guest speaker. A lunch buffet will start at 11:30 a.m. For information, contact Rubye Brown, galvestonpachyderms@yahoo.com or 281-889-7544.

The Galveston Lions Club will meet at noon Thursdays at Salsa’s Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, 4604 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call Rodney Nelson, 303-868-3158.

The Rotary Club of the Mainland will meet at noon Thursdays at Kelly’s Restaurant, 4604 Gulf Freeway N., in La Marque. Call Craig Watt, 409-934-8018.

The Rotary Club of League City will meet at noon Thursdays at the Harbour Club at South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd., in League City. Lunch will be $12 per person. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Call Robbie Schubert, 281-813-2708, or Roy Green, 281-334-1000.

The Seniors is inviting all those interested to come meet with the group for Senior Game Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 317 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. The group will play cards (Bridge, Hands and Feet) and dominoes (Train, Forty Two). Bridge lessons also will be available. Call 409-945-4426.

There will be a free beginners Chess class taught by Lee Clark from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Carver Community Center, 6615 Park Ave., in Texas City. All are welcome. For information, call 409-526-4904.

The Galveston Chapter of the NAACP will meet for its executive session at 5 p.m. and then the meeting at 6 p.m. today at Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. The group will have its Holiday Feast afterward. New members are welcome. Call David Miller, 409-763-2193, or Sue Johnson, 409-763-8955, or 409-765-7086.

The American Legion Post No. 554 Ladies Auxiliary will have its executive meeting at 5:30 p.m. and its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Members only. For information, call 281-332-8733.

The Independence Village will have a Christmas Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 905 state Highway 3 N. in Texas City. For information, call 409-935-4335.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 6378 will serve dinners from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. The menu varies. The cost is $7 per person. A steak dinner for $12 is available on the last Thursday of each month. Call 281-337-4952.

The Texas City Evening Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursdays at The Reef Seafood House, 1301 31 1/2 St., in Texas City. Call Stephanie Maguire, 409-939-4466.

The Old Central/Carver Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6 p.m. today at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3602 Sealy St., in Galveston. All past and present neighbors, or those interested in the neighborhood are invited.

The Galveston West End Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call 409-763-8280.

The Raymond C. Paul Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at 1014 24th Street and Avenue K in Galveston. Call 409-763-2257.

The West Beach Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Visitors and newcomers are welcome. Call Gay Fundling, 409-737-2020, 409-599-5903 or 409-789-1119.

Swing dance lessons will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Buck’s Saloon, 24th and Market streets, in Galveston. Basic and intermediate classes will be offered. For information, call 409-632-9222.

The La Marque Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 and its Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. today at 901 Main St. in La Marque. For information, call 409-935-9036 or 409-770-4366.

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