• The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit www.galvestonkiwanis.com.
  • The Galveston County Veteran Service Officer will be available on the Bolivar Peninsula from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the Galveston County Annex, 946 Noble Carl Drive, in Crystal Beach. Call 409-766-2448.
  • Carmeliters, which is a non-denominational group of members ages 50 and older, will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, in Clear Lake. Attendees are encourgaed to take books and jigsaw puzzles for exchange. Call 281-326-4000 or 281-334-6291.
  • 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.
  • The Children’s Center Inc. will have free informational sessions on the Affordable Healthcare Marketplace from 10 a.m. to noon or 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today in the community room of the Galveston Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, in Galveston. Call Andrea Hypolite, 409-771-1797.
  • The Line Dance Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the auditorium at St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Call Janice Connard, 409-771-1105.
  • The Assistance League of the Bay Area Resale Shop will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its annual Holiday Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 100 E. NASA Parkway, Suite 80, in Webster. The shop’s tax-free day will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Call 281-554-2594.
  • The Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Call 281-229-6088.
  • The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907.
  • The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Call Harold Fattig, 409-938-8995.
  • Blessings-n-Bargains Resale Shop will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 505 and 507 Sixth St. N. in Texas City. Household items, clothing, small appliances, and more are available. Call 409-771-9511.
  • The Mainland Retired Teachers Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. After a short business meeting, members will wrap Christmas books for their annual Gifts for Children. Take scissors, wrapping paper and tape. Call 281-486-0748.
  • The Texas City Ancestry Searchers will meet at 1 p.m. today at Moore Memorial Public Library, 1701 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Mark Crowder will speak on genealogy and funeral home research. Call Ron Schoolcraft, 409-771-2780.
  • The American Legion Riders of Post No. 554 will be selling spaghetti dinners from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum donation of $7 is asked. Trivia also will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 281-332-8733.
  • The Children’s Center Inc. will offer the free “Touch One, Teach One” community outreach sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, Dec. 18, and Jan. 22. Due to the nature of the clients served by TCCI, the location for each session will be provided at the time of RSVP. To RSVP, contact Clemmie White, clemmiewhite@thechildrenscenterinc.org or 409-765-5212, Ext. 3002.
  • The Kemah Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at 601 Cien St., Suite 120, in Kemah. For information, call Bill Kerber, 713-875-3469.
  • 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 281-242-5777 or 281-802-0877.
  • The Dickinson Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Weigh-ins will start at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting is free. For information, call Diana Fee, 281-585-3470, or Brenda Traweek, 832-340-0461.

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