Church Safety

Community members listen during a meeting to discuss church safety Monday at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Galveston. Law enforcement officials at the meeting, held in response to the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs earlier this month, provided community members with information about safety procedures and training for such events.

The organizers of the Community Thanksgiving Feast will be collecting 12 to 14 pound turkeys through Thursday. The free feast (dine-in only) will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Fatima School, 1600 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Coats and jackets also will be given away. To schedule a pickup for turkeys or for information, call Barbara White, 409-739-2268.

Musical Beginnings will offer music lessons for ages 2 and older weekdays through June 1, 2018 (by appointment) at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 302 N. Oak St., in Texas City. Registration is $35 per child. Lessons are $50 per month. To sign up and schedule classes, email musicalbe or call 832-799-2151.

The Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Meridian Retirement Community, 2228 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Heather Blake with Home Instead Senior Care will be the guest speaker. Visit

Seeding Galveston’s weekly farm stand market will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays on the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue N in Galveston. Fresh produce, honey and farm fresh eggs will be available. Attendees can visit with the goats and chickens too. For information, visit www.seeding

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will have a public meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 4700 Ave. U, Building 216, in Galveston. Kris Sarri, and Drs. Matthew Streich and Paul Montagna will be the guest speakers. Public comments will be accepted at 1 p.m. For information, email or call 409-621-5151, Ext. 115.

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, 409-948-2969.

Carmelites, which is a nondenominational group of members ages 50 and older, will meet at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 15500 El Camino Real, in Houston. Attendees are encouraged to take books and jigsaw puzzles for exchange. Call 281-326-4000 or 281-334-6291.

The Line Dance 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 Dickinson Rotary Club will meet at noon Wednesdays in the board room at the Dickinson Independent School District’s Educational Support Center, 2218 FM 517 E., in Dickinson until further notice. Contact Tom Cassano, or 281-989-3279.

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 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 Mainland Retired Teachers Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. today in the Captain’s Room of the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N., in Texas City. Take paper, tape, and scissors to help wrap 900 books for children. For information, call 281-486-0748.

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

The Bayside Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. to eat and then have its meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at Noah’s Ark in the Lions Den, 4438 Blvd., in Bacliff. Visitors are welcome. Call 281-242-5777 or 281-802-0877.

The Dickinson Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Weigh-ins will start at 6:30 p.m. The first meeting is free. Call Reta Warren, 281-337-5482, or Brenda Traweek, 713-380-8115.

Cub Scout Troop No. 120 (Webelos) will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2702 Ave. O1/2, in Galveston. New members are welcome. For information, call 409-762-4884.

The Gus Allen III American Legion Post No. 614 will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at 1202 53rd St. in Galveston. All military members are welcome. Call Lillie Parish Little, 409-765-6237.

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