The Sam Houston State University Bay Area Alumni Club is inviting all Bearkats to join it at the group’s annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Alumni Reception from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Houston. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. A rodeo day pass or ticket will be required to enter the rodeo grounds. The deadline to purchase tickets is today. For information, visit or call 936-294-1841.


The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit


The North Galveston Chamber of Commerce will have its Ambassadors Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. today at Panera Bread, 2630 Gulf Freeway, in League City. For information, visit


The Bay Area Quilt Guild will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10303 Scarsdale Blvd., in Houston. Visit


The Kemah-Bay Area Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at the Jimmie Walker Community Center, 800 Harris Ave., in Kemah. Call Anniece Larkins, 281-842-9008.


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 Golden Division of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will meet at 10 a.m. today at the chamber office, 9702 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. Author Ernie Deats will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be provided by AMOCO Federal Credit Union. For information, call Margaret Tuma, 409-948-1163.


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. Call 409-744-0010.


The Galveston Noon Optimists will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit


The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Call Harold Fattig, 409-938-8995.


The Young Professionals Group of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will have a kickoff event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at La Brisa’s on the Creek, 501 N. Wesley Drive, in League City. Complimentary drinks and hor’deourves will be served. The group is for young professionals ages 21-40, who want to expand their professional development and engage in networking opportunities. Attendees must RSVP by emailing


The Butler Longhorn Museum will offer Victorian Contra Dance Classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 13 at 1220 Coryell St. in League City. Registration is $60 per couple. J’Nean Henderson, The Victorian Lady, will teach the class. For information, call 713-299-4777.


Gulf Pride for Youth will offer a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and allies youth ages 13-20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 707 23rd St. in Galveston. Visit


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 281-802-0877.


The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Sonny’s Place, 1206 19th St. (on the corner of 19th Street and Avenue L), in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, or 713-252-4127.


The Galveston County Democrats Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Ryan’s, 2330 Mall of the Mainland Parkway, in Texas City. The group will talk about what Medicaid expansion is and how it will positively impact Texas. For information, call 409-763-6866.

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