Chosen Ones Outreach Ministries of Galveston will have a clothing giveaway from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ, 2628 Ball Ave., in Galveston. A complimentary lunch also will be provided. For information, call the Rev. Edward Lawson, 409-497-2138.
Chocolate chip cookies are beloved by kids, adults, bakers, non-bakers (eating the raw dough is apparently irresistible enough that Pillsbury prints a stern warning against it on their slice-and-bake cookies) and virtually anyone who has ever tried one.
Carmelites, which is a nondenominational group of members ages 50 and older, will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.
I recently received an email from a resident that went as follows: I have a humongous spider in my backyard in Galveston. It has constructed a huge web, which is anchored between a palm tree and a wood fence. Do you know what kind of spider it is? It is big and scary looking.
Diaper Need Awareness Week, Sept. 23-29, is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the U.S. aged 3 or younger, who live in poor or low-income families.