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 Weed ‘N Wish Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Historical Railroad Museum, 218 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. Nena Neal will present “Growing Violets.” For information, call 281-648-2961.

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 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. A lunch buffet will start at 11:30 a.m. For information, contact J.T. Edwards, galveston or 409-539-0415.

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.

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. New members are welcome. Call David Miller, 409-763-2193.

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 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 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 University of Texas Medical Branch will conduct a series of community discussions meant to provide academicians more perspectives on bioethical issues evolving in the health care industry from  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 13 at St. John Lutheran Church’s annex building, 39th Street and Avenue L in Galveston. The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods and the Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will conduct these meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

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 311⁄2 St., in Texas City. Call Stephanie Maguire, 409-939-4466.

Ball High School will sponsor a Free Application for Federal Student Aid night at 6 p.m. today in the auditorium of the school, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston. Attendees will learn about free money for college and learn how to develop and create the FAFSA application. Light refreshments will be provided. For information, call Barbara Hutto, 409-766-5747.

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 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.

Andy Upchurch will be signing copies of his book “The Oleanders of San Leon” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell, in League City. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call 281-332-1393.

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.

The Transition Plus peer support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Highway, in League City. The free meetings are open to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family members dealing with transition issues that may include PTSD and emotional, personal, family and work issues. Visit or call 281-317-7335.

All fifth grade students in the Clear Creek Independent School District are eligible to apply to the Science Magnet Program for grades 6-8. There will be a student and parent informational meeting at 7 p.m. today and Tuesday in the cafeteria of Seabrook Intermediate School, 2401 Meyer Road, in Seabrook. Contact Jan Larsen, or 281-284-3185.

Ball High School will sponsor the University of Texas at Arlington at their College Café during lunch periods Friday in the media center of the school, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston. UTA counselors will be on hand to answer questions, review admission policies and what it takes to be a Maverick. Seating is limited. Students must sign-up by today. To sign up, call Barbara Hutto, 409-766-5747.

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