• 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.
  • Seniors ages 55 and older are invited to join Seaside Seniors for lunch and fellowship at 11:45 a.m. today in the fellowship hall of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Lunch will be provided for $3 per person. Call Judy Dolfi, 409-789-6879.
  • 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. Jennifer Burnett, candidate for Judge of 306th District Court, will be the guest speaker. A lunch buffet will start at 11:30 a.m. For information, contact Rubye Brown, galveston
  • pachyderms@yahoo.com or 281-889-7544.
  • The Galveston Lions Club will meet at noon Thursdays at Mario’s Ristorante, 2202 61st St., in Galveston. For information, call Rodney Nelson, 303-868-3158, or Billie Rae Gillas, 409-370-9313.
  • 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.
  • College of the Mainland will offer a free lecture on Syria’s past, America’s future, and current events at 12:30 p.m. today in the Learning Resource Center Auditorium, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City. Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, will be the guest speaker. For information, email ssewell@com.edu or call 409-933-8117.
  • The Gulf Parkinson’s Source group will meet at 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Phil Roberts will be the guest speaker. Visitors are welcome. Call Jane Johnson, 409-938-8423.
  • 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.
  • Mainland residents can apply for Christmas assistance from The Salvation Army from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 4210 Texas Ave., in Texas City. For what items to take and information, call 409-763-1691.
  • The city of Dickinson will have an open house for the public to learn and provide feedback about the city’s Pedestrian-Transit Access Master Plan and future park-and-ride at 5:30 p.m. today in the chamber of city hall, 4403 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Comments also can be emailed by Oct. 15 to ggoodman@thegoodmancorp.com.
  • 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.
  • The Galveston County Coalition for Justice will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St., in Galveston. The group is open to everyone. For information, call Leon Phillips, 409-762-7777.
  • 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 Galveston County Veterans Coalition will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 901 Main St., in La Marque. All veterans are invited to attend. For information, contact Jim Flex II, flexisme@aol.com or 832-285-2008.
  • The Galveston County Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Kelly’s Restaurant, 4604 Gulf Freeway, in La Marque. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner will start at 6 p.m., and the business meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. First-time guests eat free. For information, contact Rikki Killebrew, rikkikillebrew@hotmail.com or 832-358-8080.
  • 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.
  • The American Legion Post No. 554 will have its Legionnaires general meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. All events are open to the public. Visiting Legion members are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.
  • The Galveston County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at The Meridian, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Helen Mooty will discuss “Updates on the Galveston County Historical Museum.” Visitors are welcome. For information, call 409-771-4035.

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