Holiday gift shop
The Texas City Garden Club will have its 42nd annual Holiday Gift Shop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. All sorts of holiday gifts will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For information, visit www.texascitygardenclub.org or call Nancy Heard, 409-948-8497.
Clear Lake Shores farmers market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. Visit www.farmersmarketatcls.com.
The Prince Hall Shriners Diabetes Walk/Rally will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 1764, in La Marque. For sign-up registration and information, contact Orlando Riley, email@example.com or 281-701-6142.
The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer the Growing Tomatoes From Seed class from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at its offices at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. Master Gardener Ira Gervais will be the speaker. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.
The Dickinson Model Train Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dickinson Historical Railroad Center, 218 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. For information, call 281-534-4367.
Local author, Saralyn Richard, will be signing copies of her new children’s book “Naughty Nana” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St., in Galveston. Donald Willett will be signing copies of his book “Galveston Chronicles” at 10:30 a.m.; and Melanie Bragg and Andy Horne will be signing copies of their books at 3 p.m. For information, call 409-750-8200 or visit https://palmcirclepress.com.
The Bay Area Mental Health Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, in Clear Lake. Admission is free and open to the public. Call Darcy Truehan, 281-338-7235.
The Admiralty Marine Model Gallery will have a book signing event featuring Mark Lardas, author of “The Port of Houston, Texas” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday featuring Don Willett, editor of “Galveston Chronicles” at 2221 Ave. B in Galveston. For information, call 409-766-1776.
Affaire d’art will host a book signing by gallery artists/authors from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at 2227 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Irene Amiet, Robert McBride, C. Keith Carpenter, Sharis DeJaynes and George Lee, will be in attendance. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and Dr. James Heffel will provide live music. For information, call 409-789-0079.
The Beta Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. All inactive and active sorors are welcome. Call 409-744-8797 or 713-826-1308.
Write Thoughts, a group of poets and short story writers, will meet from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Mod Coffee Shop, 2200 Postoffice St., in Galveston. Take something to read (about five minutes long). Call 409-740-2889.
American Legion Post No. 554 will have Karaoke with Lana at 7 p.m. today and Dec. 21 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 281-332-8733.
El Katif Temple No. 85 will have its annual Potentate and Commandress Ball at 7 p.m. today at New Beginnings Conference Center, 322 Laurel St., Suite D, in La Marque. BYOB and formal attire. Tickets to the ball are $20. For information, call Jeremiah Taylor, 409-939-8906, or Ernest Hatter Jr., 713-408-1222.
The Mystic Krewe of Aquarius will have its annual USO Show at 7:30 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1912 Winnie St., in Galveston. Admission is $10 per person. For tickets and information, call 409-789-4101.
The Sunshine Center annual Holiday Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1726 21st Street in Galveston. There will be unique holiday gifts including Christmas ornaments, aromatic herb plants, poinsettias, bath salts, earrings, bookmarks, handmade ceramics and original holiday cards. Call 409-763-5029.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 880 will commemorate the anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor at 2 p.m. today at the post canteen, 1014 24th Street. The public is invited. Call 409 763-9866. The Post also will have a Scholarship Fundraiser and sell rice, beans, sausage and cornbread for a $5 donation from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Post’s home.
The Galveston Heritage Chorale presents “A Spiritual Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2013 Broadway, in Galveston. Admission is free and a goodwill offering will be taken for the Reedy Chapel Church and the Galveston Heritage Chorale.