Splish, splash

Keithen Leach carries his son K.D., 4, around the lazy river at the Texas City Family Aquatic Center in Nessler Park on Friday afternoon June 14. 

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  • The Galveston County Parks and Senior Services Department will sponsor the Senior Luau Dance from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3, in League City. Seniors 60 and older are invited. Pee Wee Bowen Band will provide the live music. Attendees must RSVP by today by calling 409-770-6251. Visit www.galvestonparks-seniors.org.
  • 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 Dos and Dont’s of Sewing for Beginners Day Camp for ages 10-18 will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday at the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Services Building at Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., in La Marque. Registration is $40 per camper. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. For information, contact Marilyn Simmons, mhsimmons@ag.tamu.edu or 281-309-5059.
  • 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 or 409-945-8137.
  • The International Oleander Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Master Gardener Tish Reustle will be the guest speaker. For information, lmiller4511@att.net or call 409-770-4312.
  • The Galveston Art League will offer the children’s workshop “Paint to the Beat” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through July 31 at 2117 Postoffice St. in Galveston. The cost is $15 per class and includes lunch and supplies. Marsha Krohn, Lee Runion, and Jesi Elkins, will teach the classes at different times. For registration or information, email bjfineart@yahoo.com.
  • The Line Dance Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the auditorium at St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. No previous experience is needed. Classes are free. For information, call Janice Connard, 409-771-1105.
  • The Galveston Noon Optimists will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit www.optimistclubof
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  • The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Call Harold Fattig, 409-938-8995.
  • Registration for the Galveston Independent School District’s Head Start pre-K Program will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 3906 Ave. T in Galveston. Children must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. For what items to take and information, call Mary Patrick, 409-766-5172. Visit www.gisd.org.
  • The Carbide Pioneer Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Ryan’s Buffet, 2330 Mall of the Mainland Parkway, in Texas City. All members are asked to attend. For information, call 409-945-5886.
  • The Galveston Chamber of Commerce will have its After-5 Business Mixer from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at The Eye Clinic of Texas, 2302 Ave. P, in Galveston. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes will be available. All chamber members are welcome. To purchase tickets, visit www.galvestonchamber.com.
  • The Elks Lodge No. 126 will have a benefit barbecue dinner fundraiser for Wounded Heroes of Texas from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Casa Del Mar, 61st Street and Seawall Boulevard, in Galveston. Dinners will be $10 per plate. Casa Del Mar Homeowners Association and the Lighthouse Charity Team also will sponsor the event.
  • The Family Children and Youth Board Health Task Force will present “Understanding and Preventing Cancer” at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. today and Tuesday at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston. Admission is free. For information, contact Liz Torres, edtorres@utmb.edu or 409-772-2554.
  • The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Sonny’s Place, 1206 19th St. (on the corner of 19th Street and Avenue L), in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, laiaconajr@gmail.com or 713-252-4127.
  • Local law enforcement, along with interested members of the Bacliff community will have a Neighborhood Watch Forum at 7 p.m. today at the Bacliff Fire Department, 600 Grand Ave., in Bacliff. Attendees will get to meet enforcement personnel and discuss the problems facing the community. For information, call Paulette Janak, 281-433-2323.

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