The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will meet at noon today in the cafeteria of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston. Father Steven Payne will be the guest speaker. Ladies are asked to take nonperishable food items for the Christmas gift boxes for the Seamens Center. For information, email Dorothy Nelson,

First Christian Church will offer pet blessings during its National Night Out gathering from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 2400 21st St. in Texas City. Donations of food, bedding and toys for the Galveston County Animal Resource Center also will be accepted. For information, email or call 409-945-2241.

First Lutheran Church will offer its new outreach program “Get Better Together” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 24th and Winnie streets in Galveston. The walk/run group is open to all ages. For information, email or call 208-659-3763.

The Diamond Way Buddhist Center will offer meditation classes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 417 E. NASA Parkway in Webster. Advance meditation will be available at 9 a.m. Sundays. Call 281-686-6821, or visit

Popstars Streetlights will present a free Christian Performing Arts Camp for ages 7-15 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 24 at 607 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. For information, visit or call 832-693-5040.

All Saints Episcopal Church will have a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 10416 state Highway 6 in Hitchcock. There also will be a bake sale and tamales available for a donation. For information, call 409-925-2544.

Queen of Angels Catholic Church will have its second annual Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 4100 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Admission is free. For carnival tickets and information, email or call 936-499-1355.

Trinity Lutheran Church will have its 29th annual Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2011 Palm in La Marque. The church also will have its annual Polka service at 10 a.m. Oct. 8. For information, email or call 409-935-6004.

Every Ribbon Tells a Story will have its third annual Praising Him in Pink program at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church, 2120 36th St. N., in Texas City. Christianee Porter aka Ms. Shirleen will be the featured guest. A $20 donation per person is asked. For information, visit or call 409-935-9561.

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