TEXAS CITY

The Galveston County Health District’s Women, Infants and Children program will host a Super Breastfeeding Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Suite B-101 at 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The free event will include games, prizes, face painting, balloons, snacks and more.

For information, visit www.gchd.org/wic or call 409-949-3471.

HOUSTON

The Houston Area Parkinson Society will have its speech and exercise meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in the Life Center of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 18220 Upper Bay Road.

The meetings are for people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as their loved ones and caregivers.

For information, visit www.hapsonline.org or call 713-626-7114.

GALVESTON

The University of Texas Medical Branch will offer its “Time-Out” weekly educational/support session 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.

Rae Kretzmer will present “The Grocery Shopper: Empowering Your Decision.”

For information, visit www.utmb.edu/health-resource-center, or contact Savannah Parks, sjparks@utmb.edu or 409-266-7542.

TEXAS CITY

The Galveston County Health District will offer its Diabetes 101 support group for people living with diabetes from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the WIC classroom in the Mid-County Annex, 9850-B Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The group will be facilitated by a registered nurse and offers education about diabetes self-management.

To register, email chs@gchd.org or call 409-938-2293.

SANTA FE

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.

TEXAS CITY

The Galveston County Epilepsy Awareness Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nessler Civic Center at 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

Contact Pat Cade, pcade@eftx.org, or 713-789-6295, Ext. 210 or 888-548-9716.

Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in Room 108 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston (enter on North side of church). Call 559-356-7097.

LEAGUE CITY

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 www.transitionplus.org or call 281-317-7335.

TEXAS CITY

Coastal Health & Wellness will sponsor a free community resource fair from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday at 9850-C Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

The Galveston County Animal Resource Center also will be providing $20 microchips for pets. Free school supplies also will be given away while supplies last.

For information, visit gchd.org.

LEAGUE CITY

Gulf Parkinson’s Source support group will have a special meeting for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers at 10 a.m. Saturday at La Brisa Mexican Grill, 501 N. Wesley Drive.

For information, contact Keith Henderson, kandm639@sbcglobal.net or 281-482-2707.

GALVESTON

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 (excluding holidays) at 707 23rd St.

For information, call 409-763-2437.

GALVESTON

The R.E.A.L. Program will be available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M.

The licensed alcohol and drug abuse treatment center will offer a full range of treatment and education services for those needing help.

For information, call 409-443-5451.

LA MARQUE

Word of Faith Christian Life Center will offer its “Living in Faith” 12 Steps of Overcoming Addictions course from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays at 325 Westward St.

Credit hours for community service candidates also will be available.

For information, call 409-938-0565.

LA MARQUE

NAMI Gulf Coast will provide a family and individual support group for anyone affected by mental illness from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 1601 Lake Road.

Trained facilitators will lead both group meetings in separate rooms.

Contact Jan Melis, jmelis@namigulfcoast.org or 281-585-3100 or 409-944-4328.

SANTA FE

The Santa Fe Al-Anon Family Group will meet at 8 p.m. Mondays at the Rosa May Catching Annex Building, 15th Street and Avenue K (rear building).

For information, call 409-256-5954.

GALVESTON

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.

SANTA FE

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.

GALVESTON

The Galveston Area Cancer Crushers Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 1.132 of Rebecca Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch at 301 University Blvd.

Parking is free after 5 p.m. All are welcome.

For information, contact Bonnie Webster at bonwebster@aol.com or 409-771-2678.

GALVESTON

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 Galveston City WIC Clinic, 4700 Broadway, Suite F-102.

For information, call 409-763-7207.

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse will offer its Battering Intervention and Prevention Program from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Dickinson, and during the same timeframe Wednesdays in Galveston. Locations will be disclosed upon registration of the ongoing classes. For information and to pre-register, visit https://avda-tx.org/battering-intervention.

TEXAS CITY

The Christ Over Our Life Christian Substance Abuse Program will be available at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Truth Missionary Baptist Church at 4032 FM 1765.

For information, call the Rev. Johnny Grimes at 409-457-7382.

GALVESTON

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.

HOUSTON

The Breast Friends Focus and Support Group will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 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. For information, call Diana Vasquez, 713-745-2396.

DICKINSON

The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Dickinson WIC Clinic at 2401 Termini St.

For information, call 409-337-7606.

WEBSTER

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake will offer a free informational seminar on its bariatric surgery program at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 in the large conference room of the facility, 500 W. Medical Center Blvd.

To sign up, call 281-554-1680.

DICKINSON

The Houston Area Parkinson Society will meet for exercise from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 in the gym of First United Methodist Church at 200 FM 517 W.

The meetings are for people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as their loved ones and caregivers.

For information, visit www.hapsonline.org or call 713-626-7114.

TEXAS CITY

The Galveston County Health District will present its WIC cooking class from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B 101.02.

The cooking class is in partnership with Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. The class is free for WIC participants. Space is limited.

For information or to register, visit www.gchd.org/WIC or call 409-949-3471.

TEXAS CITY

The Galveston County Health District’s Mother’s Milk Club will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Texas City WIC Clinic, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B-101.

For information, call 409-949-3471.

GALVESTON

NAMI Gulf Coast will provide a family and individual support group for anyone affected by mental illness from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

Trained facilitators will lead both group meetings in separate rooms.

Contact Jan Melis, jmelis@namigulfcoast.org or 281-585-3100 or 409-944-4328.

LEAGUE CITY

The Reconstruction of a Survivor breast cancer support group for survivors, family and caregivers will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the University of Texas Medical Branch Specialty Care Center, 2240 Interstate 45.

The meeting is free and refreshments will be served.

Email Stella Turrubiate, scturrub@utmb.edu.

TEXAS CITY

The Texas City Chapter of Reconstruction of a Survivor breast cancer support group for survivors, family and caregivers will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Davy Crockett Room of the Nessler Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For information, email pat1019@gmail.com or wanda@roasurvivor.org, or call 713-741-4422.

LEAGUE CITY

The University of Texas Medical Branch will present its Bring Your Lunch ‘n Learn Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 in Room 2.205 at 2240 Interstate 45 S.

For information, call Kenneth Macpherson, 832-505-7560.

LEAGUE CITY

The public information committee of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 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.

WEBSTER

The Clear Lake Stroke Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, 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).

GALVESTON

Caregiver Connection will meet from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 4 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, msierpin@utmb.edu or 409-763-5604.

For information, contact Alice Williams, alice@moody.org or 409-741-2538.

HOUSTON

The Houston Area Parkinson Society’s caregiver support group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 18220 Upper Bay Road.

The meetings are for loved ones and caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease.

For information, visit www.hapsonline.org or call 713-626-7114.

GALVESTON

The Women Living with Heart Disease Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in Room 2.268 of the Primary Care Pavilion at the University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd.

Any woman living with heart disease is welcome.

For information, contact Sandy Yearout, sjy9352@yahoo.com or 832-798-8513.

TEXAS CITY

The Compassionate Friends of Galveston County will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Nessler Center at 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

The group provides a caring environment in which bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings can talk freely about emotions and experiences they are going through, and receive the understanding support of others who have “been there.”

For information, call 409-996-9440.

GALVESTON

The Galveston County Health District will present its WIC cooking series from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 in the community room at the Island Community Center at 4700 Broadway.

The cooking class is in partnership with Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. The class is free for WIC participants. Space is limited.

For information or to register, visit www.gchd.org/WIC or call 409-763-7207.

GALVESTON

The University of Texas Medical Branch Stroke Support Group for persons with stroke, their spouses, caregivers, and significant others, will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 in Suite 123 of the Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive.

For information, call 409-772-8834.

Send your health calendar items to health@galvnews.com, or call Angela Wilson, community news editor, 409-683-5239.

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