Quilt auction, orchid session is coming

Until February 28th

Galveston College Theater Department presents Valentine’s Day episodes from two of the most popular radio shows of the 1940s – “The Thin Man” and “My Favorite Husband” during its virtual Vintage Radio Hour.

Where from: On-line

When: Upon request

Details: Company members include Walker Albert, Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Elijah Barrie, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz and Benji Wright Shelton. Viewers can tune in at https://vimeo.com/669954566/a4fe953112. The password is GCSPRING22.

Price: For free

The information: Liz Lacy, [email protected]

Until May 21st


Naturalist class meets on Thursdays

The Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program presents a spring course for prospective interns.

Where from: On-line

When: 6-9 p.m

Details: Personal excursions are scheduled for Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park, Sea Center Texas and more.

Price: $150

The information:
txmn.org/tmncot/training/intern-training

Until July 10th


Exhibition honors WASPs of World War II

The Lone Star Flight Museum’s “Fly Girls of WWII” highlights the contributions of the 1,830 female Airforce Service pilots who served in the experimental training program.

Where from: 11551 Aerospace Ave.

When: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday; 12pm-5pm Sunday.

Details: In November 1942, the first class of 28 women arrived at Houston Municipal Airport to complete their undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training. Due to weather complications and heavy air traffic, the WASP program was moved to Avenger Field in Sweetwater in February 1943. After earning their silver wings, these Airmen were deployed to 120 bases across the United States. Thirty-eight women lost their lives in the line of duty, but it wasn’t until 1977 that WASPs were granted veteran status. In 2010 they received the Congressional Gold Medal.

Price: $12-$18

The information:
www.lonestarflight.org

27th of February


Cats and dogs parading together

Pets and their humans march in carnival finery during the 22nd Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society.

Where from: 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston

When: 1:30 p.m

Details: The Cat’s Eye View Balcony Party begins at 12 p.m. on the second floor of the Trolley Station Building, 2021 Strand St.

Price: $20-$40

The information: www.galvestonhumane.org or 409-740-1919

1st March


Crafters meet at the Freeman Library

At the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, hobbyists engage in knitting, crochet, and embroidery projects.

Where from: 16616 Diana Lane.

When: 10 am

Details: While participants are happy to help others through the difficult parts of a project, the club is not educational.

Price: For free

The information:
www.hcpl.net/events/52861

1st March

Quilters buy at an auction

Artisans bid on quilts, blocks, fabrics, haberdashery and more during the Bay Area Quilt Guild’s annual auction at Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Where from: 10310 Scarsdale Blvd

When: Admission is at 6:30 p.m. for the preview.

Details: Proceeds help cover the guild’s operating costs.

Price: Visitors can attend two meetings free of charge; Annual subscription is $25.

The information: Carol Garcia, 713-253-2521 or www.bayareaquiltguild.org

2nd March


Expert gives tips on orchid care

Master gardener Joyce McMillan presents a program on vanilla orchids during the Gardeners By The Bay March meeting at Webster Presbyterian Church.

Where from: 201 W. NASA Ave.

When: 9 am

Details: Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month from September to March.

Price: For free.

The information:
www.gbtb.org

2nd March


Learn the basics of web design

Instructors at the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library guide novice bloggers through the process of creating and maintaining a WordPress.com website.

Where from: On-line

When: 2:15 p.m

Details: Participants must have access to an email address. Registration is required.

Price: For free

The information:
www.hcpl.net/events/55787.

3 March


Church’s Ash Wednesday Observation includes a drive-through option

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church begins Lent with a series of services on Ash Wednesday.

Where from: 18300 Upper Bay Street

When: 6:30am, 8:15am and 6pm

Details: Rev. Mike Stone will be donating ashes in the circular driveway on San Sebastian Lane from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Price: For free

The information: 281-333-2384 or www.sttaec.org

3 March


Career fair connects candidates, employers

Job seekers discover summer, tenure and full-time positions during Galveston College’s Career and Transfer Fair.

Where from: Moody Hall, Regents Hall and the Mary Moody Northen Center, 4015 Ave Q

When: 10am-2pm

Details: Participants have the opportunity to fill out applications for employment or admission. Employers also welcome CV applicants. Resume support is available from the Career Placement and Tutoring Center at the Mary Moody Northen Center.

A virtual careers fair will also be held from March 3rd to April 4th at www.know.careers/galvestoncollege.

Price: For free

The information: Megan Stockfleth, [email protected]

5. March


Church, food bank partner for famine relief

Volunteers from St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church and Galveston Food Bank are distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and toiletries to needy residents of Nassau Bay, Webster and Pasadena.

Where from: 18300 Upper Bay Street

When: 8-9:30 a.m

Details: Distribution begins almost immediately after the volunteers arrive at 7:45am to pack the items.

Price: For free

The information: Mike Stone, [email protected]

17-19 March

The Church of La Porte hosts a flea market

First United Methodist Church La Porte is planning a massive churchwide flea market that will benefit many mission projects.

If from March 17th to 19th

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

Where: 9601 W Fairmont Parkway, La Porte

The information: 281-478-4673

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