FHS student attends prestigious leadership training

Tanner Hill, a junior at Friendswood High School, recently attended the SkillsUSA’s Washington Leadership Training Institute on Capitol Hill. The four-day conference provided students an opportunity to grow in their professionalism, communication and leadership skills, which they applied during their visits to Congress. Pictured with Hill, second from left, are other students from various schools, Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Emma Heintz and Asma Shahzad.

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

Seeding Galveston’s weekly farm stand market will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 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 www.seedinggalveston.com.

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, 409-655-7750.

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 Texas City Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in The Hope Center at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 510 13th Ave. N., in Texas City. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.texascitygardenclub.org or call 409-948-8497.

The Houston Machine Knitters will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Webster Recreation Center, 311 Pennsylvania, in Webster. The group is for machine knitting enthusiasts who share experience, inspiration and knowledge of machine knitting. Nonmembers are welcome. For information, call 832-661-3535.

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. Chariss York will speak on Texas Community Watershed Partners. A social will begin at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.leaguecitygardenclub.org.

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, tacsrtx1946@hotmail.com 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 nevabill@gmail.com.

The Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County will have its ninth annual Yoga on the Beach event honoring those affected by domestic violence at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30 at Stewart Beach in Galveston. For information, email info@rccgc.org or call 409-443-0501.

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 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.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have a dart tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 281-332-8733.

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