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Members of the Trinity School Choir perform holiday favorites Nov. 29 during the annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez.


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The Texas City Garden Club will have its 42nd annual Holiday Gift Shop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 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, or call Nancy Heard, 409-948-8497.


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.

RecruitMilitary Veterans Job Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., in Houston. This is a hiring event for veterans and military spouses. For information, call Jill Krabacher, 513-677-7035.

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 $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. Jerry Mohn will Speak on the New Orleans Ike Dike. 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 Salsa’s Mexican & Seafood Restaurant, 4604 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call Rodney Nelson, 303-868-3158.

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 Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer the What is a Galveston County Master Gardener class from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at its offices at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. Dr. William Johnson and a panel of master gardeners will speak and answer questions. You must register to attend this class. To RSVP, email or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.

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 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.

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, or 832-358-8080.

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. Members only. Call 281-332-8733.

The Galveston County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at The Meridian, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Members will participate in a round-table discussion on “Holiday Memories.” Visitors are welcome. For information, call 409-771-4035.

The Galveston County Coalition for Justice with host a meeting on its upcoming raffle, Section 8 problems and the 2014 elections at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Vincent House, 2819 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

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