The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit


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 or email


The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary will have its Advisory Council Meeting at 9 a.m. today at 4700 Ave. U, Building 216, in Galveston. To receive information, or to request an agenda, contact Jennifer Morgan, or 409-621-5151, Ext. 103.


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 Line Dance Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the auditorium at St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Call 409-744-0010.


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


The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. Call Harold Fattig, 409-938-8995.


The Texas City Ancestry Searchers will meet at 1 p.m. today at Moore Memorial Public Library, 1701 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Ron Schoolcraft, 409-771-2780.


The Butler Longhorn Museum will offer Victorian Contra Dance Classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 13 at 1220 Coryell St. in League City. Registration is $60 per couple.Call 713-299-4777.


Gulf Pride for Youth will offer a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning and allies youth ages 13-20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 707 23rd St. in Galveston. Visit


The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary will have its free Seaside Chats from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27 at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21 and Harborside Drive, in Galveston. For information and what topics will be discussed, visit or call 409-621-5151, Ext. 105.


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 281-802-0877.


The Galveston Audubon Group will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Moody Gardens 4D Theater, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m. Glen Olsen, a professional birding guide and birding instructor for Houston Audubon, will speak on “Wintering Sparrows on the Upper Texas Coast. “Visitors are welcome. For information, call 409-771-3660.


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, or 713-252-4127.

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