• Help Da Po Inc. will have its annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Food Drive from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Nov. 22 at 36 16th Ave. N. in Texas City. All nonperishable Thanksgiving items (no glass jars), grocery store gift cards, and monetary donations will be accepted. For information, call Yoneda Rabb-Sanders, 409-457-2947.
  • The Santa Fe Morning Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 8:30 a.m. Fridays at the Santa Fe Fire and Rescue Station, 13112 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. Call 409-925-6934.
  • The Hitchcock Public Library is inviting genealogy enthusiasts or people who just want to look up their family history to the library at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 at 8005 Barry Ave. in Hitchcock. The library now has Ancestry.com available for patrons to use. For information, call 409-986-7814 or visit hitchcockpublic
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  • The Serra Club of Galveston will meet for its business meeting at 11:45 a.m. today at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Father Paul Chovanec will be the guest speaker. Call Dolores Jensen, 409-771-2623.
  • The American Legion Post No. 20 will have live entertainment by Sundown beginning at 6 p.m. today at 1503 23rd St. in Galveston. Myra’s Fish Taco Plates also will be sold for $6. The Post also will meet at 6 p.m. Monday for its monthly meeting. Hamburgers and fried wedges will be sold for $6. For information, call 409-770-9151.
  • 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. Fridays at 707 23rd St. in Galveston. Visit www.gulfpridefory
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  • The Galveston Music Academy will have its inaugural Faculty Recital at 7 p.m. today at Central Christian Church, 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. Admission is free. For information, call 281-380-7752.
  • The Galveston County Aggie Moms Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Student Center Building on the campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston on Pelican Island. A social will begin at 6:30 p.m. Parents of the students at TAMUG will be the honored guests. For information, call Deni Mize, 409-771-4364, or Karen Malkey, 713-253-4154.
  • The Legends of Texas Banquet will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the Moody Gardens Hotel, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston. Sen. Wendy Davis will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $50. Former Gov. Mark White, Sen. Sylvia Garcia, and Rep. Senfronia Thompson also will be honored. To RSVP, call 409-770-4627.

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