First PREPS home on island finished

Linda Ahmed shows a photo she took of the water-damaged flooring from her home on Thursday. Ahmed, who has been living with family and friends since Hurricane Harvey damaged her house in Galveston, is finally able to live in her home with the repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering Program.

The Galveston Lassie League will have its spring softball registration from 9 a.m. to noon today at 2506 83rd St. in Galveston. The cost is $80. For information, call Tony Prets, 281-658-7573, or Gary Gutierrez, 409-225-1006.

Santa Fe Little League Baseball online registration is available at Regular registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at Runge Park. Registration and tryouts will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 at Runge Park. For fees and information, call Wade Blake, 409-392-8151.

Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores. For information on vendor opportunities, call 832-614-6973.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will offer its free class “Growing Great Tomatoes” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today; and “Kitchen Gardening” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at 4102 Main St. in La Marque. To RSVP, email or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1.

The Philanthropic Educational Organization will meet at 10 a.m. today at a location TBA. For information and location, call Carolyn Cox, 409-740-0838. Visit

The Gamma Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will meet at 10 a.m. today at Mainland Preparatory Academy, 319 Newman, in La Marque. If you’re an inactive soror, the sisters are asking that you reconnect with your “strand of pearls.” Call 409-948-0309.

The Clear Lake Elks Lodge No. 2322 will have a free hoop shoot competition at 10 a.m. today at the Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 FM 518 E., in League City. Free for ages 8-13 (must take birth certificate). For information, contact Wayne Christopher, or 281-761-4233.

Galveston West-Isle Little League will have spring registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 27 at Academy Sports & Outdoors, 4523 Fort Crockett Blvd., in Galveston. For ages 5-14 (junior baseball ages 13-14). For registration information, call Geri Gillard, 409-771-1853 or visit isleLittleLeague.

The annual King-Fest Galveston Martin Luther King Parade will begin at 1 p.m. today at 29th and Church streets and will proceed south on 29th Street and end at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston. For information, contact Gilbert Robinson, galvestonmlk or 409-771-8567.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will meet at 1 p.m. today in the Fox Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-744-5170 or 409-771-2003.

Author Alvin L. Sallee will have a book signing featuring his book “People, Places and Progress” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Galveston Bookshop, 317 23rd St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.

Sea Star Base Galveston is inviting students ages 14 and older to join its Community Sailing Program, which will be from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 7409 Broadway in Galveston. For information, visit or call 409-752-2560.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have a shuffle board tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 27 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. All are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have a dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays at 11320 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. The Texas Heartaches will perform. The cost is $10 per person. For information, call 409-925-2525.

The Special Folks Dance Party will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Golden Rule Services Building, 720 34th St. N., in Texas City. Admission is free. For information, call Jay Hill, 409-938-3414.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have karaoke with Jerry Saucier at 8 p.m. today and Jan. 27 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. All are welcome. For information, call 281-332-8733.

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