Galveston County Fair & Rodeo

Sean-Frances Thorne lifts one of her rabbits for check-in Saturday before the market rabbit show at the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock.

The Mainland Morning Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at My Special Occasion, 15001 Delany St., in La Marque (outlet center at Gulfway Plaza). Visitors are welcome. For information, call 409-925-8757.

The Clear Creek Association of Retired Teachers will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Houston. Author Johanna Wycoff will be the guest speaker. Annual dues are $50. All retired teachers are welcome. Contact Julia Bodenhamer, or 281-538-4056.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the city of Webster’s recreation center, 311 Pennsylvania Ave., in Webster. For information, visit

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax preparation for seniors and low to moderate income clients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Carver Park Community Center, 6615 Park Ave., in Texas City. For information, visit

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.

Tai chi exercises and movement for seniors (and all others too) will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2011 Palm St. (off Main Street), in La Marque. Can be done sitting/standing. Call 409-935-6004.

The Boys & Girls Club will have its summer registration from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through May 18 at 4420 Ave. P in Galveston. For ages 6-17. For information, call 409-763-2227.

The Bay Area Military Officers Wives Club will meet beginning with a social at 11 a.m. and then with a speaker and lunch at noon today at Sundance Grill, 800 Mariners Drive, in Kemah. The cost is $18 per person. Any widow or wife whose husband was or is an officer in the military is welcome. Call Virginia Stonetreet, 281-488-2963.

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.

Rotary Club of Galveston Island will meet at noon Tuesdays at The San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. The Rev. Ray Pinard, executive director of Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, will be the guest speaker. Call 409-771-9678.

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 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.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Mainland No. 3199 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 5:45 p.m. today at 4445 Ninth St. in Bacliff. Call 281-339-3480.

Cub Scout Troop No. 120 (Bears) will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. today 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 West End Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. today at Golden Corral, 6200 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Visitors are welcome. Call 409-766-6924 or 409-789-4095.

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 Kemah Lions Club will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Hoagie Ranch, 226 Marina Bay Drive, in Kemah. For information, call 713-875-0172.

The Sidney Sherman No. 2 Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Kelley’s Country Cookin’ Restaurant, 4604 Interstate 45, in La Marque. Attendees are asked to RSVP. To RSVP, call Steve Manis, 281-222-0119.

The Dickinson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4613 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Call Mark Townsend, 832-226-2177.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378 and its Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. today at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Call 281-337-4952.

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.

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

The Houston Bay Area Chapter of Romance Writers of America will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kirkmont MUD building, 10102 Blackhawk Road, in Houston. Visit or call 409-974-9926.

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