Pondering her next move

Fourth-grader Brianna Bowman contemplates a move while learning chess after school at Mainland Preparatory Academy in La Marque on Dec. 11.

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  • 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 Galveston County Veteran Service Officer will be available on the Bolivar Peninsula from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the Galveston County Annex, 946 Noble Carl Drive, in Crystal Beach. Clients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The officer will be available every third Wednesday. To make an appointment, call 409-766-2448 or email frank.furleigh@co.galveston.tx.us.
  • 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 welcome. 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 Golden Division of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will meet at 11 a.m. today at Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, in La Marque. The cost is $8 per person. To RSVP, call 409-935-1408. The Texas City High School Chamber Singers, led by Cathy Skinner, will be on program. For information, call Lou Ringer, 409-945-9855.
  • 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, jthiel
  • mann@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.optimistclubof
  • galveston.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 Mainland Retired Teachers Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Musical Beginnings, under the direction of Sharon Barron, will be the guests. For information, call 281-486-0748.
  • The Texas City Ancestry Searchers will meet at 1 p.m. today at Moore Memorial Public Library, 1701 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Attendees must take a gift to participate in the gift exchange. Call Ron Schoolcraft, 409-771-2780.
  • 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 Children’s Center Inc. will offer the free “Touch One, Teach One” community outreach sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today and Jan. 22. Because of 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 Kemah Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at 601 Cien St., Suite 120, in Kemah. For information, call Bill Kerber, 713-875-3469.
  • 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.

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