Fire Department Open House

Kamden Barton, 4, laughs while wearing a fire helmet during an open house at the League City Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 5 on Saturday afternoon. The fire department is looking to expand its force to match the growing number or residents in the city. Station No. 5 is in the area of the city where calls for services are increasing the most.

KEVIN M. COX/The Daily News
  • The O’Neal’s Galveston Palms Domino Tournament will be Tuesday through Oct. 24 at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. The entry fee is $60. The deadline to sign up is today. Cash prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit the center. For information, call 409-996-3365 or 409-370-4617.
  • The Galveston Detachment No. 668 of the Marine Corps League will host the MCL Department of Texas Fall Staff Conference today through Sunday at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort, 5400 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. A service honoring fallen Marines will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Galveston County Vietnam Memorial at Moody Gardens. A tour of the Lone Star Flight Museum will be afterward. A social hour and a banquet will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton. For tickets and information, call 409-744-5000 or 512-671-8683.
  • 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 Mainland Morning Quilt Guild will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at the Bayou Vista Community Center, 783 “C” Marlin, in Bayou Vista. Visitors are welcome. For information, visit or call 713-824-4993.
  • 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.
  • The Seaside Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. today at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1410 41st St., in Galveston. There will be food, games and line dancing. For information, contact Michelle Walker, or 832-244-1817.
  • 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. Janet Hoffman, candidate for Galveston County Commissioner Precinct 2, will be the guest speaker. A lunch buffet will start at 11:30 a.m. For information, contact Rubye Brown, 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.
  • The Gulf Parkinson’s Source group will have its monthly business and social meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Visitors are welcome. For information, 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.
  • The Galveston Alliance of Island Neighborhoods will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway St., in Galveston. Visit or call 713-223-7233 or 409-765-5666.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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