Here comes Santa Claus

Santa rides in the 16th annual Holiday in the Park Grand Night Parade on Main Street in League City on Dec. 7.

KEVIN M. COX/The Daily News
  • Clear Lake Shores farmers market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. Visit
  • American Legion Post No. 554 will have Breakfast with Santa from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. The Post also will have its Riders Christmas Party at 7 p.m. today. Visitors are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.
  • 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. Call 409-683-4101.
  • 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. Visit or call 409-765-8330.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is inviting all junior high and high school young ladies to an orientation meet and greet for the Delta Academy and Delta G.E.M.S. from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. today in the Randall Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Parents must accompany children. A continental breakfast will be provided. For information, email or
  • The Friends of the 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. Call 281-534-3812.
  • 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.  Call Darcy Truehan, 281-338-7235.
  • Hospice Care Team is offering a children’s bereavement program for ages 5-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 1708 Amburn Road in Texas City. Preregistration is required. For information, call Rebecca Deaton, 800-545-8738.
  • 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 Organization will meet at 10 a.m. today Call Paula Przestrzelski, 409-370-4606 or 409-740-3675, for location and information. Visit
  • 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 or call 409-739-5665.
  • Galveston’s own Old English sheepdog, Nana, will appear with author Saralyn Richard, who will be signing copies of her children’s book “Naughty Nana” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Hendley Market, 2010 Strand, in Galveston. For information, contact Saralyn Richard, or 409-744-2811.
  • There will be a special people’s dance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at First Christian Church, 2400 21st St. N., in Texas City. Donations of nonperishable food items also will be accepted. For information, call 409-945-2241.
  • School campuses in the Dickinson Independent School District is inviting the public to its holiday activities at the following times, dates and locations: Dickinson High School will have its band Christmas concert and tea at 2 p.m. Sunday at 3800 Baker Drive in Dickinson;  Calder Road Elementary School will have a holiday show featuring the fourth grade at 6 p.m. Thursday at 6511 Calder Road in League City; and students will be singing at H-E-B at Bay Colony at 11 a.m. today; the school also is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots through Wednesday; Barber Middle School drama department will present “Best of the Best” at 6 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria of the school, 5651 FM 517 E., in Dickinson; Hughes Road Elementary will present a music program featuring the second grade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 11901 Hughes Road in Dickinson; San Leon Elementary School will present the “Grinch” music program featuring the fourth grade at 7 p.m. Thursday at 2655 Broadway in San Leon; Silbernagel Elementary School will present a Pod Sing-A-Long with faculty singing to students Friday at 4201 25th St. in Dickinson; and McAdams Middle School band will have its Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 11415 Hughes Road in Dickinson.For information, contact each school respectively, or call Tammy Dowdy, 281-229-6080.
  • Galveston Independent School District will present its All-District Musical “Alice in Wonderland” at 8 p.m. today in the auditorium of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O. Tickets are $8 at the door. For tickets and information, email Bill Nealon,, or contact Maria Aiken, or 409-771-8289.
  • The Central High School annual Christmas Party will begin at 9 p.m. today and end at 1 a.m. Sunday at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, in Galveston. The classes of 1963-1968 are the sponsors. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call 409-762-1528 or 713-201-8304.

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