Harvest Moon Regatta

The 27th annual Harvest Moon Regatta began in Galveston on Thursday afternoon. More than 250 yachts in six classes are participating in the race from Galveston to Port Aransas. Sailboats race offshore along the seawall.

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St. Christopher Episcopal Church will have its eighth annual Community Barbecue and Auction through Monday at 2508 St. Christopher Road and FM 518 (Deke Slayton Parkway) in League City. Visit www.stchrischurch.org/outreach/annual

bbq-and-auction or call 281-332-5553.

The 16th annual ARToberFEST will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today between 21st and 23rd streets on Postoffice St. in Galveston. Admission is $5 per person and free for ages 12 and younger. For information or if you would like to participate, contact Sarah Piel, spiel@thegrand.com or 409-770-5066 or 800-821-1894.

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.

Moody Gardens will have its annual Galveston Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. The event is for people who live or work on the island (must show proof). Visit www.moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673.

The Armand Bayou Nature Center will offer its Third Sundays in Nature free event from noon to 4 p.m. today at 8500 Bay Area Blvd. in Pasadena. Attendees will get to hike, view live reptiles, relive the 1895 cultural history of the area and more. Visit www.abnc.org or call 866-417-3818.

The Ruby Goodwin Widow’s Club will meet at noon today at Marios Ristorante, 2202 61st St., in Galveston. All widows are welcome. Call 409-762-7427 or 409-765-5146.


The O’Neal’s Galveston Palms Domino Tournament will be Tuesday through Thursday at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Proceeds will benefit the center. For information, call 409-996-3365 or 409-370-4617.

“Jigsaw Jones: Case of the Class Clown” will open The 1894 Grand Opera House’s Serious Fun Children’s Series performances at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston. The production is suitable for children in grades 1-4. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Visit www.thegrand.com or call 409-765-1894 or 800-821-1894.

The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer a class on “Landscape Design I — Analyzing Your Landscape” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. Part 2 (Design Principles) will be at the same time Oct. 29. Master Gardener Karen Lehr will teach the class. To RSVP, email galv3@wt.net or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.

The Animal Alliance of Galveston County will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at First Methodist Church, 317 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. For information, call 409-945-9782.

The Galveston Island Arts Academy will offer adult piano classes from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Friday at 2627 Ave. O in Galveston. The class is free for those who are enrolled for lessons; otherwise, the cost is $10 for students who are not taking classes at GIAA. For information, contact Susan Vaughan, galvestonislandartsacademy@yahoo.com or 409-771-4438.

The Galveston County Parks and Senior Services will have a community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. Admission is free. If you or your business would like to participate, booth space is $25. Visit www.galvestonparks-seniors.org. For information, call 409-934-8126.

The “Wag ‘N Walk” Dog Walk and Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the field behind True Cross Catholic School, 300 FM 517 E., in Dickinson. Admission is free. Friar Larry Wilson will bless pets at 9:15 a.m. Free HalloWEENIES will be served at 11 a.m. Prizes also will be awarded. Dogs must be on a leash. If you or your business would like to participate, visit www.keepdickinsonbeautiful.org.

American Legion Post No. 554 will have Karaoke with Lana and a Halloween Costume Party at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 281-332-8733.

The Knights of Columbus No. 787 will be selling spaghetti and meatball dinners for $8 each from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1912 Winnie St. in Galveston. Carryout or dine in will be available. For information, call 409-762-2112.

Local author Saralyn Richard will launch her new children’s book “Naughty Nana” at a Halloween Pet Costume Party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bone Voyage Pet Resort, 6928 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Proceeds will benefit the Galveston Humane Society. For information, email saralynrichard@aol.com.

The 14th annual Dallas Cowboys bus trip fundraiser benefiting Fiesta Padres will be Dec. 28-29 when the Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboy Stadium. The cost includes the bus trip, hotel stay and game day ticket. Seats are limited to the first 50 people. The deadline to sign-up is Nov. 1. For information, call Tommy Napuli, 409-939-1446.

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 5236 will sponsor a 2-day casino bus trip to Paragon in Marksville, La., 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.

The public is asked to donate gently used white ball gowns for the Giving Gown Project, which will benefit the Parent Booster Club Girls Senior Ball Class of 2014 of La Marque High School. For information, call 281-433-2039, 409-770-3987, or 409-599-8118.

The Artist Boat will be offering guided kayak tours to Galveston Island’s Coastal Heritage Preserve for just $10 per person. To sign-up, visit www.artistboat.org/coastal-heritage-preserve.html, or call 409-770-0722.

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