The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Shiloh A.M.E. Church Layman Organization are partnering to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women ages 40-64 in Galveston County.

The screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 at Shiloh A.M.E. Church, 1310 Martin Luther King Blvd., in Galveston.

Participants must preregister to make sure they meet eligibility criteria; and they do not have to be members of the church where the screenings will take place. Participants can RSVP (must sign up by April 21) by calling Shirleen R. Owens, 409-370-1117.


Coastal Health & Wellness and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office will offer the free Wisdom, Power, Control Diabetes Self-Management Program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through May 17 in classroom B101.1 at the Galveston County Health District, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The class is for adults ages 18 and older with type 2 diabetes (family members also welcome).

Attendees are asked to RSVP by contacting Kelly Kanon, or 409-938-2293, or Claudia Prince, or 409-938-2412.


The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer its “Time-Out” weekly educational/support sessions for caregivers and family members whose loved one has any type of disability/illness from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 2.506A at Jennie Sealy Hospital, 301 University Blvd.

Parking will be validated.

For information and topic of the week, visit, or contact Savannah Parks, or 409-266-7542.


The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the Dickinson WIC Clinic, 3411 Interstate 45.

For information, call 409-337-7606.


The Breast Friends Focus and Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the first floor radiation conference room of the MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Christus St. John campus, 18100 St. John Drive.

The group is open to the public.

Call Diana Vasquez, 713-745-2396.


Clear Lake Regional Medical Center will offer a free informational seminar on its bariatric surgery program at 6 p.m. today in the large conference room of the facility, 500 W. Medical Center Blvd.

To sign up, call 281-554-1680.


The Overeaters Anonymous H.O.W. No. 48068 group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the East Room, of the Thelma Webber Community Center, 14304 Beriton.

For information, call 409-771-9221 or 409-457-9517.


The Transition Plus peer support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Highway.

The free meetings are open to all veterans, active duty, and immediate family members dealing with transition issues that may include PTSD, and emotional, personal, family and work issues.

Visit or call 281-317-7335.


Access Care of Coastal Texas will offer free confidential HIV tests from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at 707 23rd St.

For information, call 409-763-2437.


”The Incredible Years” 10-week class for new parents will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through May 22 in the Galveston County Health District’s WIC classroom (B101.1), 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The class is free for parents of children who have newborns through 1-years-old.

To register, contact Candida Scott, or 409-949-3471 or 281-534-3569.


The grief support group Friends Helping Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Team Conference Room at Kindred, 655 E. Medical Center Blvd.

Anyone who has lost a spouse or other loved one is invited to participate.

Call 281-474-3430 or 281-334-1033.


The student-run clinic at St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St., will be seeing patients from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Call 409-763-8521 to schedule an appointment.


The Overeaters Anonymous “Different Strokes” No. 52400 group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dayspring Church, 2215 FM 646 N.

For information, call 409-457-9517 or 832-496-4549.


The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Texas City WIC Clinic, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-101.

For information, call 409-949-3471.


The Reconstruction of a Survivor breast cancer support group for survivors, family and caregivers will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center, 2240 Gulf Freeway.

The meeting is free and refreshments will be served.

Email Stella Turrubiate,


The Change of Life group of Cocaine Anonymous will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor on the west side of St. Vincent’s House, 2817 Postoffice St.

Call 409-939-9498.


The Geriatric Outpatient clinics of the University of Texas Medical Branch will offer an educational seminar for caregivers of persons with memory loss at 1:30 p.m. April 19 at the UTMB Specialty Care Clinic, 2660 Gulf Freeway S.

Seminar participants do not have to be affiliated with the medical branch to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

Preregistration is required. Admission is free.

Contact Amanda Bulman, or 409-747-7030 or 832-505-2100.


The community is invited to the SCI Café where science and communities interact at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St.

William J. Calhoun and KarryAnne Belanger will present “Breathing or Wheezing: The Fight for Air When You Have Severe Asthma.”

Contact Amber Anthony, or 409-772-9136.


Houston Methodist St. John Hospital will have its “Meet the Robot” open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 in the main lobby of the hospital, 18300 St. John Drive.

Attendees will get a chance to meet the new da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Refreshments will be served, and the hospital will announce the winner of the “Name the Robot” contest. The winner will receive an Apple Watch.

To enter, visit or call 281-333-8837.


The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Galveston City WIC Clinic, 4700 Broadway, Suite F-102.

For information, call 409-763-7207.


The public information committee of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Bay Area Club, 2111 Webster St.

The group will be discussing how to inform the public better on what the group offers.

Call 409-877-1674 or 832-431-5639.


The community is invited to participate in the National Drug Take-Back Day in Clear Lake event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Houston Police Department’s Clear Lake Substation, 2855 Bay Area Blvd.

For information, email or call 832-393-3008.


The Clear Lake Stroke Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 2 at Clear Lake Regional Heart Hospital, Searcy Auditorium, 502 W. Medical Center Blvd.

A social begins at 12:30 p.m.

Call 281-537-3541, 281-461-1631 or 409-599-7505 (afternoon).


NAMI Gulf Coast will provide a family and individual support group for anyone affected by mental illness from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 2 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

“Anxiety Disorders: Overview, Symptoms and Treatment Options,” will be discussed.

Trained facilitators will lead both group meetings in separate rooms.

Contact Jan Melis, or 281-585-3100 or 409-944-4328.


Caregiver Connection will meet from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. May 3 at the Island Community Center, Suite B101, Sand Dollar Room, 4700 Broadway.

The group is for family caregivers of seniors and adults with special needs and dementia. Attendees are encouraged to take their lunches; dessert will be provided.

To RSVP for group, contact Michelle Sierpina, or 409-763-5604.

For information, contact Alice Williams, or 409-741-2538.

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