Galveston Bay Report

A copy of the Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual Galveston Bay Report Card rests on a seat before a news conference on Wednesday at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will be serving breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 27 at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. An $8 minimum donation is asked. All are welcome. Call 281-332-8733.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays in the grassy lot behind Antique Warehouse, 2508 Postoffice St. Locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products will be available. Live music also will be provided. Email or call 832-819-1561.

The second annual fashion show and auction benefiting Leroy Baker and Madie John will be from noon to 4 p.m. today at Fire House Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, in Houston. For information, contact Amy Votaw, or 713-775-2202.

American Legion Riders of Post No. 554 will meet from noon to 1 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. Members only. Call 281-332-8733.

The American Legion Post No. 554 will have its eighth annual Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive program honoring World War II veterans and the Greatest Generation at 2 p.m. today at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. For information, call 281-332-8733.


Monday is the deadline to sign up for free breast cancer screenings sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening to aid uninsured women in Galveston County. The screenings will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Ave. L, in Galveston. For information on how to sign up and requirements, call Della Ewing, 409-370-3778.

The Santa Fe Garden Group will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764, in Santa Fe. Master Gardener, Herman Auer, will be the guest speaker. Take your favorite dish to share (optional). Visitors are welcome. For information, call Betty Calhoun, 409-927-8638.

Galveston College will have an open house from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at its Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway, in Galveston. Faculty from programs of welding, electrical and electronics technology, medical administration, medical coding, cosmetology, HVAC, culinary arts, law enforcement/criminal justice, and pipe fitting will be on hand to give tours and help with applications, registration and financial aid. For information, call 409-944-1404.

The Galveston County Community Action Council’s personnel committee will meet at 3 p.m.; planning and evaluation committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday; and its executive committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at its Head Start Center at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite 1388, in Texas City. For information, call 409-765-7878.

The Texas City Independent School District board of trustees will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpson Education Support Center, 1700 Ninth Ave. N., in Texas City. Visit

The Galveston County Master Gardener’s will offer its free class “A Homeowner’s Guide to Weed Control” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. To register, email or call 281-534-3413, Ext. 1, then press option 2.

The last free Summer Beach Band concert of the year will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sealy Gazebo, across from Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. For information, call Frank Incaprera, 409-599-5009.

The Galveston Lassie League will have its fall softball registration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2506 83rd St. in Galveston. For information, email, or call Tony Prets, 832-952-8199.

The Galveston Arts Center will have its annual meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2127 Strand St. in Galveston. There will be a small reception featuring artist Abhidnya Ghuge, and a photo presentation of 2016-17 events produced by GAC’s interns Hannah Hicks and Meghan Horgan. Visit www.galves or call 409-763-2403.

The Czech Heritage Society of Galveston County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Amegy Bank, 13030 state Highway 6, in Santa Fe. There will be refreshments, a raffle and door prizes afterward. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Larry Krc, 409-935-5700.

The Galveston County Community Action Council’s finance committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at its main offices at the Island Community Center, 4700 Broadway, Suite C109, in Galveston. For information, call 409-765-7878.

The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army of Galveston County will have its Boots & BBQ event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Stringfellow Orchards, 7902 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock. For tickets and information, visit

The Legion Riders of the American Legion Post No. 554 will be serving a sloppy joe’s dinner from 5:30 p.m. until all sold out Friday at 1650 state Highway 3 S. in League City. A minimum donation of $8 is asked. For information, call 281-332-8733.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, in Galveston. Charles Jordan will discuss Texas property tax codes. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. For information, contact Jerry Mohn, or 409-737-5768.

There will be a free legal clinic for veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Texas City VA Outpatient Clinic, Suite 206, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. No appointment is necessary. For information, visit or call 713-759-1133.

There will be a benefit garage sale from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at 820 Winnie St. in Galveston. Furniture, rugs, kitchen wares, toys, books and more will be available. Proceeds will benefit medical missions in Guatemala. For information, call 409-762-1162.

The Galveston County Animal Resource Center will offer $20 pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 3412 25th Ave. N. in Texas City. For information, visit or call 409-948-2485.

Bayou Animal Services will participate in the third annual pet adoption drive, Clear the Shelters, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 3120 Deats Road in Dickinson. The shelter will offer low cost pet adoptions. For information, call 281-337-3117, Ext. 1.

Registration is open for the Artist Boat’s Beautify the Bucket competition through Sept. 1. Winners will be announced Sept. 23. For entry information, email Kendall Guidroz, For information, visit or call 409-770-0722.

Sept. 7 is the deadline to enter the National Society of Artists’ 33rd annual Juried National Show. The show will be at Rosenberg Library in Galveston. To register, visit

The Bay Area-Galveston Walk to End Alzheimer’s walk will be Oct. 14 beginning at Stewart Beach Pavilion in Galveston. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. To register, visit or call 800-272-3900.

The Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol will have its Galveston — Rising of the Phoenix event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the San Luis Resort in Galveston. Tickets are $65 per person. Sponsorships are available. For information, visit or email

The Chosen Ones Outreach Ministry of Galveston will be accepting nonperishable foods through Oct. 31. For information on where to drop off or for pickup information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson III, 409-497-2138.

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