Sophomore Brittany Ritell and the Cougarettes dance during the city of La Marque’s Christmas Parade along Cedar Drive on Dec. 4.

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  • The Clear Creek Association of Retired Teachers will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Bay Area Community Center at Clear Lake Park, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Clear Lake. The Robotics Program from Clear Creek Independent School District will be featured. All retired teachers are welcome. Annual dues are $35. For information, contact Ellen King, or 281-480-3868.
  • The Fifty-Five-Plus Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at Dickinson First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. A potluck lunch will be provided. Call 281-534-3511 or 281-337-1542.
  • Rotary Club of Texas City will meet at noon Tuesdays in the captain’s room at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Dixie Walker, 409-945-6804.
  • Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call 409-763-8688.
  • The New Leaf Al-Anon group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Rosenberg Library, in the Morgan Room on the third floor, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. For information, call 409-692-3078.
  • The city of League City offers free ballroom dancing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. Beginners and advanced dancers are welcome. No partner is required. For information, call 281-554-1180 or 832-864-2721.
  • The Matron Forum District 15-B Heroines of Jericho will meet at 3 p.m. today at the Amity Lodge No. 4, 1524 31st St., in Galveston. Call Dorothy Maxey, 409-739-1709.
  • The Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today in the library of the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. Call 409-765-7834.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today and Dec. 17 at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. The public is welcome. For information, call 409-763-9866.
  • The Galveston Hook and Needles Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Email Jacqueline Luxon,, or call 409-771-0206.
  • The La Marque Citizen Police Academy alumni association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 1111 Bayou Road at Cedar Drive in La Marque. Refreshments will be served. Call 409-939-6160. Call 409-938-9238.
  • The Galveston County Marine Corps Detachment No. 668 will have meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marine Corps Reserve Center, Two Fort Point, in Galveston. All Marines and former Marines are welcome to join and support the league. Call Terry Lutz, 281-467-2663, or visit
  • The Clear Lake chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the meeting room on the second floor of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 14045 Space Center Blvd., in Clear Lake. Call Joe or Lori Gutheinz, 281-488-8239, or email
  • The Galveston Dance Club will offer ballroom and country and western group lessons at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 502 Church St., in Galveston. New members are accepted the first 2-weeks of each calendar quarter. The first two lessons are free. No partner is required. Visit For information, call 281-337-0441.
  • The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Board Game Island, 213 23rd St., in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, or 713-252-4127.
  • Knights of Columbus No. 787 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1912 Winnie St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-2112.
  • The Texas City Mainland Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at The Reef Seafood House, 1301 31 1/2 St., in Texas City. Call Evelyn J. Matthews, 409-935-6709.
  • The League City Evening Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Spring Creek Barbeque, 2710 Gulf Freeway S., in League City. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information, visit
  • The Galveston Elks Lodge No. 126 will meet at 7 p.m. today at 1518 Tremont St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-1212.

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