Rotary Club welcomes new member

Karla Klay, right, executive director of Artist Boat, was introduced recently as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Galveston. President Ruth Finkelstein-Suhler introduced Klay to the membership.

The Riders of American Legion Post No. 554 will host a hamburger steak lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum $8 donation is asked. All orders must be preordered by Tuesday. For information or to order, call 281-332-8733.

Mah Jongg players are invited to play with fellow players from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays in the parlor of Moody Methodist Church at 2803 53rd St. in Galveston. All players are welcome. For information, call 919-294-6703.

The Silk Purse Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1124 37th St. in Galveston. Clothes, collectibles, jewelry, bedding and kitchen items will be available (some items are free at the end of each month). For information, call 409-765-5138.

The Clear Creek Association of Retired Teachers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Houston. Donald LeFever will discuss pain relief via acupuncture. Annual dues are $50. All retired teachers are welcome. Contact Julia Bodenhamer, or 281-538-4056.

The Fifty-Five-Plus Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Take a dish to share for the potluck. For information, call 832-459-4145 or 772-341-9756.

The Tew Academy of Irish Dance will host a camp on the basics of Irish dance from 10 a.m. to noon through Friday at 401 NASA Parkway, Suite 357, in Webster. No special shoes are required. A craft also will be provided. For information, email

The board of directors of Galveston County Community Action Council will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at its main office at 4700 Broadway, Suite C109, in Galveston. For information, call 409-765-7878.

Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. For information, call 409-770-9503.

Rotary Club of Texas City will meet at noon Tuesdays in the captain’s room at the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Call Dawn Tholcken, 281-923-5197.

The La Marque Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesdays at Benito’s International Restaurant, 1309 First St., in La Marque. Call 409-938-9258.

The New Leaf Al-Anon group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Rosenberg Library, in the Randall Room, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. Call 409-692-3078.

Free dance lessons taught by Lewis and Betty Whistler will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. Must have a city of League City activity card to participate (nonresidents can pay $25 for a yearly pass or purchase a day pass). For information, call 832-517-5833.

The Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 2228 Broadway in Galveston. Call 409-765-7834.

The Galveston Hook and Needles Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. Contact Lana Meunier, or 409-750-2163.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have Hamburger Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. All are welcome. Call 409-763-9866.

The Houston chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Room 210, 14045 Space Center Blvd., in Houston. Call 281-480-1231.

The Laffite Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Meridian, 2228 23rd St., in Galveston. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 713-443-6585.

The Galveston County Marine Corps Detachment No. 668 will have meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Marine Corps Reserve Center, Two Fort Point, in Galveston. All Marines and former Marines are welcome to join and support the league. Call Terry Lutz, 281-467-2663, or visit

The Kempner Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Christian Church at 2702 Ave. O1/2 in Galveston. For information, call 409-739-5258.

The Galveston Dance Club will offer group dance lessons at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the aerobics room at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston. The first two lessons are free. No partner is required. Visit Call 409-370-0617.

The Galveston Island Chess Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Tremont Hotel Coffee Shop, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. Chess players of all levels, newbies and those who haven’t played in a while are welcome. Contact George Laiacona, or 713-252-4127.

The Galveston Elks Lodge No. 126 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1518 Tremont St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-1212.

The League City Evening Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Creek Barbeque, 2710 Interstate 45 S., in League City. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Visit

Knights of Columbus No. 787 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 1912 Winnie St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-2112.

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