• Mainland Medical Center will have a free health fair from 8 a.m. to noon today in Conference Rooms A, B and C, 6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. Free screenings and informational booths will be available. For information, call 409-938-5658 or 409-938-5461.
  • Clear Lake Shores farmers market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. Visit www.farmersmarket
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  • The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will have its annual Ornamental and Perennial Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque. For information, email galv3@wt.net or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 12.
  • Moody Gardens will offer its free Birding 101 class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today in the Ocean View Room of the Aquarium Pyramid, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston. There also will be a walking tour of the Moody Gardens property looking for resident and visiting birds. Take binoculars and cameras. For information, call 409-683-4101.
  • The Bay Area Genealogical Society will present a special all-day seminar featuring Dr. John Philip Colletta from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, in Clear Lake. Registration is $40 per person. Attendees should take a sack lunch. For information, visit www.TxBayAreaGen.org.
  • There will be a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Galveston County, 502 Church St., in Galveston. Hardbacks will be $1 and paperbacks will be 50 cents. For information, visit www.uugalveston.org or call 409-765-8330.
  • The Be Covered Texas free community health fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Reliant Center, 8400 Kirby Drive, in Houston. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. For information, visit BeCoveredTexas.org or call 866-427-7492.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation will offer the “DIY Tile Installation” class as a part of its Preservation U courses at 10 a.m. today at the 1940 Sears Building, 2228 Broadway, in Galveston. To sign up, visit www.galvestonhistory.org or call 409-765-3409. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for all others.
  • The Hitchcock Public Library will have its annual Fall Book and Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Oct. 19, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 8005 Barry Ave. in Hitchcock. For information, call 409-986-7814 or visit hitchcockpubliclibrary.org.
  • The Disabled American Veterans Gal-Tex Chapter will meet at 10 a.m. today at 914 15th Ave. N. (building in alley) in Texas City. For information, call 409-945-4243.
  • The Philanthropic Educational Organizationwill meet at 10 a.m. today Call Paula Przestrzelski, 409-370-4606 or 409-740-3675, for location and information. Visit www.peointernational.org.
  • The Friends of Dickinson Library will have their used book sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at 4411 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. For information, call 281-534-3812.
  • The Saturday Morning Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. today in the Robbie Farmer Memorial Library at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. “The Casual Vacancy,” by J.K. Rowling, will be discussed. Call Joan Hyatt, 409-763-1657.
  • The Gamma Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. today at Mainland Preparatory Academy, 319 Newman, in La Marque. If you’re an inactive soror, the sisters are asking that you reconnect with your “strand of pearls.” Call 409-948-0309.
  • The Galveston County Coalition of Black Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. today in the fellowship hall of Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church, 5917 Carver St., in Texas City. Visit www.gccbd.org or call 409-739-5665.
  • The Friends of Galveston Island State Park will offer free beach walks at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23. All activities will begin at the Nature Center on the bay side of the park at 14901 FM 3005 in Galveston. Park entrance is $5 per person 13 and older. Tours will be led by Galveston Bay Master Naturalists and include seining and wetland exploration. Call 409-737-1222.
  • The Bay Area Mental Health Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, in Clear Lake. Admission is free and open to the public. Call Darcy Truehan, 281-338-7235.
  • Enroll America will be answering questions on the Affordable Care Act from 11 a.m. to noon today at Moody Gardens, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call 409-763-6866.
  • Rosenberg Library will have its annual Boo Bash from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. today in the Wortham Auditorium of the library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Free Halloween stories and activities for the whole family will be available. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. For information, call 409-763-8854, Ext. 135.
  • Bay Area Pet Adoptions/SPCA will have its annual BARKtoberfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Jackie’s Brickhouse, 1053 Marina Bay Drive, in Kemah. The event will feature a doggy costume contest, silent auctions, vendors, ask the trainer booth, face painting, and paw paintings. Visit www.bayareapetadoptions.org.
  • The Bayside Lions Club will have a meet and greet social from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Bacliff Fire Station, 600 Grand Ave., in Bacliff. The club is encouraging residents of Bayview, San Leon or Bacliff to come and find out what the club is all about. For information, call Jerry Janak, 281-242-5777, or Joe Sullivan, 281-802-0877.
  • Classic Auto Group will have its second annual Charity Chili Cookoff from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 8020 Broadway in Galveston. For information, visit www.classicgalveston.com.
  • The Sea Isle Planters Bunch will have its fourth annual barbecue cook-off fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Milton Pines Park, 4100 Mason Drive, in Galveston. Dinners will be $10 for adults and $6 for ages 10 and younger. For information, call Brian Perry, 713-515-0851.
  • There will be a special people’s dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 2400 21st St. N. in Texas City. For information, call 409-945-2241 or 409-998-3304.
  • The Galveston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will have its annual Black and White Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight today at the Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Tickets are $40. “Kappas in Unity with the Community” is the theme. For tickets and information, call Phillip Stanford, 409-599-0034.
  • The Texas City High School Theatre Dept. will present “Come Blow Your Horn” by Neil Simon at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 in the school’s auditorium, 1431 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For information or to RSVP, call 409-916-0887.

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