Health district happenings

Galveston County Health District Epidemiologists Karla Ruiz, left, and Sharon Stonum were board certified in infection prevention and control after completing a certification program offered by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology in December. This certification is a way for epidemiologists to go the extra mile in ensuring their community gets their best knowledge and service. Thanks to their initiative, they’re better prepared to work with infection control practitioners in preventing the spread of disease of Galveston County.

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.

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 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, lmeunier1933@yahoo.com or 409-750-2163.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have its hamburger night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. All are welcome. Dine-in only. 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 Galveston Island Chess Club will meet from 6:30 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, laiaconajr@gmail.com or 713-252-4127.

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 Kempner Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Central Christian Church, 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. For information, contact Thayer Evans, thayer@thayerevansgalveston.com or 409-739-5258.

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

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 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 www.galvestondanceclub.com. Call 409-370-0617.

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 www.hbarwa.com or call 409-974-9926.

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