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10:30 a.m. July 20: The Back Porch, 1219 Walnut St.


5:30 p.m. Aug. 10: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.



The Galveston Ladies Business Lunch Group will meet at noon today at a location TBD (to find out where, you must call one of the contacts below).

The group promotes friendship, networking, and marketing ideas for all ladies in the Galveston area.

Contact Sabrina Stokley, or 832-890-3851, or Joni Lee Hall, or 409-443-1052.


The La Marque Chapter of the Bay Area Networking Group will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the International House of Pancakes, 6406 Interstate 45.

Membership is free.

Call Susan Johnston, 409-741-8111, or Kandi Harris, 281-481-1818.


The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will have its Breakfast of Champions event from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

Perry O’Brien will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

For information, email or call 409-935-1408.


United Way Galveston County Mainland will offer its Board Service 101 classes from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Jan. 16 at 2800 Texas Ave.

Ronnie Hagerty will lead the presentations.

For information and to RSVP, contact Carolyn Jones, or 409-948-4211.


The Galveston Network Alliance group meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

The group is a great opportunity to meet others, spread the word about your business, and learn how to become involved in helping local charities. Membership is free.

Call JessieAnn Bradshaw, 409-766-0350.


The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Ladies Who Lunch event will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the chamber’s office, 9702 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

To RSVP, email


The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will have its After-Hour Business Networking Event from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort, 5400 Seawall Blvd.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for future members.

To RSVP, visit


The Doolin Maritime Pathways Committee of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the chamber, 2228 Mechanic St., Suite 101.

Visitors are welcome.

For information, contact Gina Spagnola, or 409-763-5326.


The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer a free OSHA Record Keeping class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at 320 Delany Road.

Cindy Lewis will teach the class.

To sign up, contact SeAlice Hemphill, or 409-933-8365.


Children’s art classes will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at From the HeART Gallery, 511 23rd St.

The cost is $20 per person. Space is limited. For ages 6-14. All art supplies, smocks, snacks and drinks will be provided.

For information, visit or call 409-300-3009.


The Young Professionals of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will have its mentor lunch event at 11:30 a.m. July 27 at the chamber office, 9702 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

Roselle Bleile, plant manager of Dow, and Sergio Matute, plant manager of Eastman, will be the guest speakers.

The cost is $13 per person. To RSVP, email

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