The Galveston County Community Action Council’s Head Start Program is accepting applications for children ages 3-4 for the 2019-20 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The program offers free full-day early childhood development services to age and income-eligible children. For locations and required documents to register, call 409-692-0251 or 409-762-9019.


The Hitchcock Independent School District’s Kids First Head Start will be accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year during normal business hours weekdays at 5701 FM 2004.

Children must be 3 or 4 years old.

For information and eligibility requirements, call Kahne Girouard or Shirley Alexander at 409-316-6541.

The Dickinson Independent School District’s Education Foundation will present “Gator Tales” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays via its Facebook page at The reading initiative is aimed at fostering a love of reading among elementary students. If you’d like to participate as a guest reader, email Amanda Flannery,

The Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees will have its board training meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 4133 Warpath in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-925-9093.


The University of Houston-Clear Lake’s annual Harvest Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sept. 12 at 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

If you’d like to participate as a vendor, the cost of each space is $35 per day.

For information, contact Marlene Richards, or 281-283-2223.


College of the Mainland will present its art faculty’s 2019 exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Sept. 22 in its art gallery at 1200 N. Amburn Road.

There will be a gallery artist talk event from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Sept. 10.

For information, visit Admission is free.

The Clear Creek Education Foundation will have its sixth annual “Dine Out to Donate” fundraiser Oct. 7 at various restaurants in the area. For a complete list of who’s participating, visit www.ClearCreek or call Kelsey McNeil Richardson, 281-284-0174.


The Galveston County Chapter of Black Ex Students of Texas will have its costume and casino party fundraiser from 8 p.m. Oct. 26 to 1 a.m. Oct. 27 at Stuttgarden Plaza inside Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.

Tickets are $20 per person.

For information and tickets, call Dedrick Johnson, 409-939-8102 or visit

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