The Dickinson-Bay Area Unit of the NAACP will have its Freedom Fund Gala at 7 p.m. Friday at Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1725 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Tickets are $30 and tables are $400. For tickets and information, call Kimberley Yancy, 713-320-2899, or Marie Jackson, 281-731-3280.
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. Gene Kranz, a former NASA flight director, will be the guest speaker. There also will be a Thanksgiving potluck luncheon (take a dish to share). Annual dues are $45. All retired teachers are welcome. Contact Julia Bodenhamer, email@example.com or 281-538-4056.
The Fifty-Five-Plus Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Dickinson Independent School District’s administration building in the board room, 2218 FM 517 E., in Dickinson. For information, call 832-905-3962 or 832-459-4145.
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.
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. 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 beginner ballroom lessons will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 S. Dickinson, in League City. Eileen Bauerlein will teach the class. 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Matron Forum District 15-B Heroines of Jericho will meet at 3 p.m. today at the Amity Lodge No. 4, 1524 31st St., in Galveston. Call Dorothy Maxey, 409-739-1709.
The Galveston Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today at 2228 Broadway in Galveston. Call 409-765-7834.
The student-run clinic at St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St., in Galveston, will be seeing patients from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 409-763-8521 to schedule an appointment.
The Overeaters Anonymous “Different Strokes” No. 52400 group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dayspring Church, 2215 FM 646 N., in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-457-9517 or 832-496-4549.
The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the Galveston City WIC Clinic, 4700 Broadway, Suite F-102. For information, call 409-763-7207.
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, email@example.com 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. today at The Meridian, 2228 23rd St., in Galveston. Larry Porter will present “To the Shores of Tripoli.” Visitors are welcome. For information, call 713-443-6585.
The Galveston County Marine Corps Detachment No. 668 will have meet at 6 p.m. today 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 www.mclgalveston.com.
The Kempner Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Central Christian Church, 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. Call 409-762-3461 or 409-739-5258.
The Saltwater Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Bayou Vista Community Center, corner of Neptune Drive and Marlin Street, in Bayou Vista. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Judy Steffans, 713-502-5459.
The Galveston Elks Lodge No. 126 will meet at 7 p.m. today at 1518 Tremont St. in Galveston. Call 409-762-1212.
The League City Evening Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Spring Creek Barbeque, 2710 Interstate 45 S., in League City. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.lceveninglions.webs.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Galveston Dance Club will offer group dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Total Fitness, 4910 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. The first two lessons are free. No partner is required. Visit www.galveston danceclub.com. Call 409-370-0617.