Vivian Allen named Volunteer of the Month

Vivian Allen, Keep La Marque Beautiful commissioner and La Marque Garden Club president, was named Volunteer of the Month by Keep Texas Beautiful for February. Allen works on city beautification efforts, spearheads educational programs and starts community gardens all over town.

The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visit

Seeding Galveston’s weekly farm stand market will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays on the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue N in Galveston. Fresh produce and farm fresh eggs will be available. Attendees can visit with the goats and chickens too. For information, visit

The Texas City Chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Westhaven Church of Christ, 1515 29th St., in Texas City. Call Clara Scott, 409-948-2969.

The Texas City Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.texascitygarden or call 409-948-8497.

Assistance League of the Bay Area is in need of donations for its resale shop. Gently used clothing, shoes, home goods, jewelry and furniture can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 100 E. NASA Road 1 in Webster. For information, call 281-554-2594.

The Line Dance Exercise Group meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. No previous experience is needed. Classes are free. Call 409-771-1105.

The League City Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnnie Arolfo Ballroom, 400 W. Walker St., in League City. A social will begin at 10 a.m. For information, visit

Mount Olive Baptist Church’s Senior Saints will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 2902 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Dickinson. For information, call Linda Magee at 281-996-5065.

The Clear Creek Republican Women will meet at noon Wednesday at The Tremont House at 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row in Galveston. This will be a combined meeting with area Republican women members. Karen Newton will be the speaker. RSVP is required for lunch, which is $25. To RSVP, email

The Galveston Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays at Fisherman’s Wharf, 2200 Harborside Drive, in Galveston. For information, call Ulli Budelmann, 409-939-1224.

The Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays in the board room at First United Methodist Church at 2218 FM 517 E. in Dickinson. Contact Tom Cassano, or 281-989-3279.

The Galveston Noon Optimists meet at noon Wednesdays at Fish Tales, 2501 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Call Carol Hodges, 409-740-3907, or visit the club’s Facebook page at Optimist Club of Galveston Noon.

Blessings-n-Bargains Resale Shop will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 505 and 507 Sixth St. N. in Texas City. Household items, clothing, small appliances, and more are available. Call 409-771-9511.

The city of League City offers free ballroom dancing from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. All are welcome to participate ($25 activity membership card is required for nonresidents; and for residents ages 55 and younger, check with city officials for fee, 281-554-1180). Lessons will not be provided. No partner is required. For information, email

The Galveston Arts Center will have its Life Drawing Studio event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27 at 2127 Strand St. in Galveston. Tuition is $10 per session when you pre-register for four or more sessions at once or $12 per session. For information, call 409-763-2403.

The Dickinson Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Weigh-ins will start at 6 p.m. The first meeting is free. Call Amy McReynolds, 832-802-3191, or Brenda Traweek, 713-380-8115.

The Galveston County Audubon Group and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council will offer a birding presentation “Galveston’s Winter Songbirds” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rosenberg Library at 2310 Sealy St. in Galveston. No RSVP needed. For information, call 409-789-8125.

Cub Scout Troop No. 120 (Webelos) will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. New members are welcome. For information, call 409-762-4884.

The Galveston County Chapter Vietnam Veterans of America No. 685 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. The group/meeting is open to all Vietnam era veterans. Dues are $50. For information, call Ernest Mathews at 409-996-9036, or Buddy Farina at 409-682-1360.

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