The La Marque Chapter of the Bay Area Networking Group will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the International House of Pancakes, 6406 Interstate 45.

Membership is free.

Call Susan Johnston, 409-741-8111, or Kandi Harris, 281-481-1818.


The Galveston Network Alliance group meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St.

The group is a great opportunity to meet others, spread the word about your business, and learn how to become involved in helping local charities. Membership is free.

Call JessieAnn Bradshaw, 409-766-0350.


Children’s art classes will be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at From the HeART Gallery, 511 23rd St.

The cost is $20 per person. Space is limited. For ages 6-14. All art supplies, smocks, snacks and drinks will be provided.

For information, visit or call 409-300-3009.


The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will have its 172nd annual meeting, An Evening in Italy, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom at Moody Gardens Hotel, 1 Hope Blvd.

Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available at or by calling 409-763-5326.

The Galveston Ladies Business Lunch Group will meet at noon Jan. 16 at a location TBD (to find out where, you must call one of the contacts below).

The group promotes friendship, networking, and marketing ideas for all ladies in the Galveston area.

Contact Sabrina Stokley, or 832-890-3851, or Joni Lee Hall, or 409-443-1052.


United Way Galveston County Mainland will offer its Board Service 101 classes from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at 2800 Texas Ave.

Ronnie Hagerty will lead the presentations.

For information and to RSVP, contact Carolyn Jones, or 409-948-4211.


The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce will have its 48th annual membership banquet and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N.

“Carneval de Venezia” is the theme.

Individual tickets are $85 and reserved and corporate sponsorships also are available.

For tickets, voting and information, visit or call 409-935-1408.


From the HeART Gallery will have its open acoustic jam and vegan pot luck event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 1 at 511 23rd St.

The free event will feature live music, food and wine (you do not have to be a vegan to attend). Take a dish to share if you like.

For information, visit or call 409-300-3009.

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