The Fifty-Five-Plus Club will meet at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 200 FM 517 W., in Dickinson. Chris Heard, from the city of Dickinson, will be the guest speaker. Take a salad or dessert to share. For information, call 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.
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. FBI Special Agent James Morrison 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 Historical Foundation’s African-American Heritage Committee will meet at 4 p.m. today at 2228 Broadway in Galveston. Call 409-765-7834.
The city of Galveston will have its State of the City event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center at Galveston College at 4015 Ave. Q1/2 in Galveston. The Galveston Roundtable of Foundations will be the hosts. For information, visit galves tontx.gov or call 409-797-3546.
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. 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. For information, call 409-739-5258.
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 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.
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 Beach Band will present its free summer concerts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14 at the Sealy Pavilion at 24th and Sealy streets in Galveston. A children’s parade will take place at each concert. For information, visit www.galvestonbeach band.com.