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Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Harvest Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:15 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

The Island "Artportunity" - Wednesday Night Out!!

Art, Coffee, Food, Wine and FUN!!! A wonderful Wednesday night out in Galveston... Does not matter if you have never painted before!! The project's form will be on each canvas and our instructor, Claudia Alexander, will be creating her own canvas in the front of the room and providing individual instruction as needed... This technique allows beginners to have fantastic results, by 9:00 PM, a MASTERPIECE. We accept Credit Cards. Cost: $35. Contact: islandcoffeewench@gmail.com. Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Island Coffee Wench 6615 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.theislandcoffeewench.com.

Serious Fun: Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown

Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.  Recommended for grades K – 4 ARTSPOWER NATIONAL TOURING THEATRE is one of America's largest and most respected producers of professional theatre for young and family audiences. Founded by twin brothers Gary and Mark Blackman in 1985, ArtsPower has created 30 original musicals and plays that have been presented for more than 13 million people throughout 49 states and the District of Columbia. www.artspower.org. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-sf-jigsaw-jones. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents Jigsaw Jones and The Case of the Class Clown as part of The Grand’s Serious Fun Children’s Series.  A musical adaptation filled with charm and humor. Recommended for grades K – 4. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Fishing Rodeo

A month long tournament celebrating the great weather and fishing in Galveston. Hosted by the Galveston Professional Boatmen's Association to promote fishing and the cultural seafood heritage of Galveston. Inshore and offshore division-private boats and guided anglers, a variety of species to highlight the great weather and great fishing in Galveston. Join us for awards presentation  and seafood events and to enjoy some fresh, locally caught seafood and also learn more about the Galveston Professional Boatmen's Association. Cost: $50. Contact: info@joingpba.org. Friday, September 28, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018. Galveston Yach Basin 715 N Holiday Dr. For more info visit joingpba.wildapricot.org.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 28-29. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer. Event festivities begin on Friday, September 28 at 7:30 pm with the VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp Dinner in Saengerfest Park honoring the Festival’s sponsors and cook-off teams. VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available to the public and include a Texas-Size Shrimp Dinner and Libations for $50.00. Saturday events begin with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Official 5K Fun Run at 28th& Seawall at 9:00 am. All fitness levels and ages are invited to join in this event. Costumes and teams are encouraged! Registration includes an event T-shirt, libations and a Gumbo Sampling Cup as entry into the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival. The Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, vendor exhibits, and live music will be hel… More Info: Saengerfest Park. Contact: (409)770-0999. Summary: The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns September 28-29, 2018 to Saengerfest Park.  Don't miss this annual favorite! Friday, September 28, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018. Saengerfest Park 2302 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonshrimpfestival.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, September 28, 2018, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

National Drink Beer Day at Galvez Bar & Grill

Join us for National Drink Beer Day and leave with a Galveston Island Brewing (GIB) souvenir pint glass. The first 50 guests to order a locally brewed GIB craft beer receive a souvenir glass and can enjoy half priced bar bites from 5 to 10 p.m. As part of National Drink Beer Day, GIB is $5 from 5 to 10 p.m. The bar bites discount is available to all bar patrons. Cheers. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, September 28, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Matthew Austin Williams at MOD Coffeehouse

Matthew Austin Williams is a Houston-based singer-songwriter who grew up in St. Louis. With a father from Memphis and a mother from New Orleans, Mississippi River music runs in his veins. Matthew writes songs in the time worn path between country, folk, blues, and pop. Whatever the genre, they will bring a smile to your face or a tear to your eye -- and give you something to think about. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island. Twenty-two similar bayous feed into Galveston Bay flowing behind Galveston Island into west bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Mysterious pathways delight moonlight and daylight paddlers as no motorized vessels are allowed on Armand Bayou. This haven for wildlife should not be missed for those wishing to explore the estuary from the freshwater to saltwater environments. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.  Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve Pasadena, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Exploration

Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit (received at the park HQ, located on the beach side of the park.) , Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Insect Safari

Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends! We'll be handing out bug nets and heading to the fields in search of bug-eyed, six-legged critters from butterflies to grasshoppers. This fun-filled catch-study-release program is perfect for children of all ages with a fascination with the world of insects. We'll meet at the Nature Center and venture into the prairie and pond area for some great fun! So, come check out our grassland trails, help us save some special species, and know what's flying around you next time you venture out into the park. Be prepared with the following: Park permit on vehicle before program , Wear close-toed shoes , Dress for the weather , Bring your Jr. Ranger Journal (or get one from us) and a sense of adventure! More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Maxx James Wild Shrimp Art Demo

Planning on eating wild shrimp during the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival? Stop in Old Galveston Square. Cool off in the comfort of air conditioned lobby and watch G.Lee Gallery artist Maxx James create some wild shrimp art. Don't know what that is? Neither do we. But we can't wait to see what he comes up with. More Info: G. Lee Gallery. Cost: Free. Contact: 4099965040. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. G. Lee Art Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107-B.

1900 Hurricane Tour

Mark the 118 anniversary of the deadliest natural disaster in American history. The hour long driving tour covers stories of survival, surviving buildings, and sites of destroyed buildings. Sites include Ashton Villa, site of Isaac Cline's home, the Levy Building, Sacred Heart, Bishop's Palace, and more.  Click where it says WEB LINK to purchase tickets. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Beach Paint Party!

Watercolor painting fun and lesson on the beach! Uncover a new way to be inspired by nature! Let the beauty found in Galveston Island State Park inspire you to pick up a brush and lay down some color. Create a one-of-a-kind souvenir, and make some memories with Ranger Lisa. All art supplies ready and available for use. Fun for the whole family! We will meet at the day use beach, near the end of the boardwalk overlooking the beach, for spectacular views and a quick art lesson. In case of inclement weather, please check with park headquarters. What to expect: This introductory painting program will review the important skills of water coloring and give visitors a chance to create their own painting. Everyone is invited for this easy lesson, but pets must be on leash. ADA accessible beach wheelchair available to rent at main park office. Restroom access. **Groups larger than 15 people, please contact Ranger Lisa for a private event. What to bring: Creativity or curiosity , Beach chair or… More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jim Presley at MOD Coffeehouse

Jim Presley brings eclectic folk to our shady patio. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Wynonna & The Big Noise

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo “The Judds,” Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”
 Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit. NPR’s… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-wynonna-and-big-noise. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Respected by millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice was dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” Wynonna appears with her great backup band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser. Get ready for an evening filled with country, Americana, blues, soul and rock! Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Exploration

Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Tri-colored heron with fishCome join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Meet our volunteer guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 am for a brief orientation and restroom break before we drive towards the bay. Explorations generally last 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of  Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park entry permit (received at park HQ on beach side of park) , Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (optional) , Binoculars (optional). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Art of Saving Sea Turtles

Turtles about Town is a Galveston Island community-based project that showcases the city of Galveston and the conservation projects of Turtle Island Restoration Network.  The Art of Saving Sea Turtles is a celebration of this project and our Texas state sea turtle, the Kemp's ridley. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $100.00 per ticket. Contact: joanie@tirn.net. Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St.

Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Join us first Thursdays of the Month inside the Museum for FREE admission to select galleries. Get the inside scope on staff’s favorite collection piece at 5:45 P.M. Enjoy beverages such as white wine and beer (available for purchase in La Sirena). More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: FREE Admission to select Galleries. Contact: webmaster@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam

Don't miss Open Acoustic Jam at From the Heart Gallery, held the first Thursday of each month, 7pm - 10pm. Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. All ages welcome. Wine and water will be provided. More Info: From the HeART Gallery. Cost: Free. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Island Film Festival & Conference

Galveston is world-renowned for a lot of things – its sunny beaches, beautiful Victorian homes, vibrant downtown historic district and its laid-back residents. Island native Sherrill Hilton is taking the city’s diversity to another level with the first annual Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON), set for Oct. 5-7, 2018. “We’re an international film festival, so we are pushing for people from Galveston County and all over the world to submit their films, so their voices can be heard,” she said. “We want voices of every walk of life and from everywhere to be heard.” For three days this fall, Galveston will be bustling as filmmakers, Hollywood executives, producers and stars soak in the sights and sounds of the island, and attend screenings and panel discussions. The conference will cover just about every aspect of the film industry landscape, from distribution deals, to production incentives, and partnering with the Texas Film Commission. A major goal of the conference is to a… Friday, October 5, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonislandfilmfestivalandconference.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner Overnight Package

In the spirit of the season, Hotel Galvez & Spa invites you to a ghost tour and dinner along with a stay in our “haunted” hotel. During the 1½ hour tour, staff guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Take your EMF Reader back to your room and let us know how it goes. Advance reservations are required. See special offers for details on overnight package at www.HotelGalvez.com. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Advance reservations are required and limited space is available. For reservations, call 409-515-2154 and request the Ghost Tour Dinner Overnight Package. Hotel check-in is at 4 p.m. and tour begins at 6 p.m. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: 409.515.2154. Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

EEHDA Arts and Crafts Market

Start making your holiday shopping list. Returning for the its 2nd year the Arts and Crafts market will feature local and regional hand made goods ready for purchase. Space is still avaible for vendors  contact Jill Peveto at pjpeveto@yahoo.com. Cost: Free. Contact: pjpeveto@yahoo.com. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9:45 AM – 3:45 PM. East End Historical District Cottage 1501 Postoffice St.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Exploration

Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit (received at the park HQ, located on the beach side of the park.) , Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Storytelling

First Saturdays of every month, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 at 10am Storytelling in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Market Street Social Featuring Matthew Ryan

Although trains don’t stop at the 1904 depot these days, it doesn’t mean something new isn’t coming down the tracks. Galveston Historical Foundation welcomes acclaimed singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan to The Depot on Market, 3304 Market Street, on Saturday, October 6, from 6-9 p.m.. for an evening of live music and pop-ups from some of West Market’s favorite stops. Pop-ups include craft beer offerings from #galvestonhistory, a specially curated cocktail menu from DTO Galveston, and food from Gypsyjoynt and Maceo’s Spice & Import. Admission is $10 per person and are available at www.galvestonhistory.org, or the door. Ticket purchases go to Galveston Historical Foundation and contribute to future programming, preservation efforts, and much more. The Market Street Social is supported by Tom Schwenk, Realtor. “Market Street west is quickly becoming Galveston’s next social setting. It’s full of unique buildings and a diverse history that we can capitalize on for new development and historic building rehabilitatio… Cost: $10. Summary: You’re invited to join #galvestonhistory for a night of Market Street love featuring live music from acclaimed singer-songwriter Matthew Ryan. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Depot on Market 3304 Market St. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Hocus Pocus"

After moving to Salem, Mass. teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Movie Nite on The Strand: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month March thru October, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets. More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Summary: Mitchell HIstoric Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nites March thru October. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Wait Until Dark"

Wait Until Dark By Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher September 14 – October 6, 2018 (Sunday matinee on September 23) A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside – waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller’s chilling conclusion.  The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors and turn her disability into an advantage. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 16th Season! Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

The Choir of Man

The Grand 1894 Opera House continues "A Jewel of a Season" on Saturday, October 6, at 8pm with The Choir of Man. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. Tour! Known across the globe as "the ultimate feel-good show," The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party. It's a concert. It's a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography.  The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything: pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock - and all to roof-raising heights.  It's the best singing, dancing, stomping pub crawl of a concert you'll ever attend!  CHEERS! Single tickets are now on sale. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-choir-of-man. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Texas Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986, when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, more than half a million volunteers have removed nearly 10,000 tons of trash from Texas beaches. Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. All volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and plenty of drinking water. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach cleanups are held rain or shine! Texans who are not able to attend the cleanup can help keep their beaches clean by making a tax-deductible donation online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. There are several different Adopt-A-Beach sponsorship levels ranging from $25 to $25,000, allowing both individuals and corporations to contribute to this major cleanup effort. The 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is sponsored by Apache Corporation, SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini… Cost: Free. Contact: sheryl.rozier@texasadoptabeach.org. Saturday, October 6, 2018, 8:30 PM – Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:00 AM. Menard Park 2700 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Exploration

Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Tri-colored heron with fishCome join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Meet our volunteer guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 am for a brief orientation and restroom break before we drive towards the bay. Explorations generally last 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of  Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park entry permit (received at park HQ on beach side of park) , Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (optional) , Binoculars (optional). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

The Island "Artportunity" - Wednesday Night Out!!

Art, Coffee, Food, Wine and FUN!!! A wonderful Wednesday night out in Galveston... Does not matter if you have never painted before!! The project's form will be on each canvas and our instructor, Claudia Alexander, will be creating her own canvas in the front of the room and providing individual instruction as needed... This technique allows beginners to have fantastic results, by 9:00 PM, a MASTERPIECE. We accept Credit Cards. Cost: $35. Contact: islandcoffeewench@gmail.com. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Island Coffee Wench 6615 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.theislandcoffeewench.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Yeehaw! Cowboy Culture Series: “The [True] History of Cowboys”

The ancestry of iconic, cattle-herding cowboys starts centuries before the American West—all the way back to the 8th century, when North Africans conquered Spain! “Cowboy Mike” Grauer will share cowboy truths and tall tales, different types of cowboys, and the diverse demographics of a cowboy crew. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: FREE EVENT - Please RSVP. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St Galveston, TX 77550. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, October 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner Overnight Package

In the spirit of the season, Hotel Galvez & Spa invites you to a ghost tour and dinner along with a stay in our “haunted” hotel. During the 1½ hour tour, staff guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Take your EMF Reader back to your room and let us know how it goes. Advance reservations are required. See special offers for details on overnight package at www.HotelGalvez.com. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Advance reservations are required and limited space is available. For reservations, call 409-515-2154 and request the Ghost Tour Dinner Overnight Package. Hotel check-in is at 4 p.m. and tour begins at 6 p.m. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: 409.515.2154. Friday, October 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, October 12, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Island Greek Festival

The 35th Annual Greek Festival, October 13 - 14, celebrates Hellenism with food, wine, pastries, and dancing. Presented by Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 1824 Ball St. festival hours are Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday, noon to 6 pm.  Rain or Shine. Two full days of Opa! and YaSou! the event features authentic food prepared on site, Greek wines, live dancing and entertainment, gifts and tours of the Greek Orthodox Church. Traditional Greek favorites include beef or pork souvlaki (shish kabob), gyro, vegetarian dishes, and a complete dinner of pastitsio, salad, dolmades, olives and meat balls. Pastries are baked by the ladies in the community and are served individually and  in assorted boxes to go. Specialties are baklava, melomacarona, kourambiedes, koulourakia, and paximadia. Don’t miss the made to order loukoumades; a honey puff pastry drizzled with honey, and homemade sweet bread. The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from… Cost: No admission fee. Food & drink sold separately. Contact: (409) 762-3930. Summary: The 35th annual Greek Festival will be Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14 at The Greek Orthodox Church on 19th Street.  Festival hours are Saturday 11am - 8pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018. The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 714 19th Street. For more info visit www.galvestongreekfestival.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island. Twenty-two similar bayous feed into Galveston Bay flowing behind Galveston Island into west bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Mysterious pathways delight moonlight and daylight paddlers as no motorized vessels are allowed on Armand Bayou. This haven for wildlife should not be missed for those wishing to explore the estuary from the freshwater to saltwater environments. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.  Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve Pasadena, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Exploration

Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit (received at the park HQ, located on the beach side of the park.) , Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

DaVinci Day

Please join us for our first-ever DaVinci Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Galveston Children’s Museum. It’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness featuring local builders, artists, educators, students, crafters, tinkerers and hobbyists seeking to share their creations and ideas. DaVinci Day attendees will explore hands-on activities and use their imagination to create something unique. More Info: Galveston Children's Museum. Cost: $7 non members and $3 members, Under 2 Free. Contact: sarahtennant81@gmail.com. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Galveston Children's Museum 2618 Broadway. For more info visit galvestoncm.org.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Sources of Energy

In addition to petroleum, learn about nine other energy sources and how each one is important to your everyday life. See if you can put together our energy puzzle, and discover how renewable and non-renewable energy affects your life. About Ocean Star Family Days: On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. Please note this special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs. More Info: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Pier 21. The Strand District. Summary: Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Geocaching 101

High-Tech Treasure Hunting Workshop We'll provide high-tech treasure hunting basics and clues to your next wild adventure. Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or supplies. ***Please notify Ranger Lisa if you have a group larger than 15 people to schedule a private event when available. Great for scouts and youth groups. Join us for a special program at the Nature Center, where we'll use GPS units, learn about low-cost alternatives, and ways to get kids excited about the outdoors. Before you can join us: Park entry fee paid before trip , All children must be accompanied by an adult What to expect: Great family fun for all ages , Small group instruction and guide , 1hour program of games, activities, and short hike , Restrooms available. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

ArtWalk

For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island, ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. Not a street festival, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls"—restaurants and retail stores. One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. More Info: Affaire d'Art International Fine Art Gallery. Artists Studio. Beta Gallery. DesignWorks. Ed Gearke Island Gallery & Studio. From the HeART Gallery. G. Lee Gallery. Gallery Évasion. Galveston Art League Gallery. Galveston Artist Residency. Galveston Arts Center. GIANT. islandframed. J. Bangle's Silk Stocking Gallery. MiArt. Mod Coffee & Tea House. Rene Wiley Studio & Gallery. The Heard Gallery. The Marketplace. The Proletariat. The Tremont House. The Water's Edge. Third Coast Gallery.… Summary: For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center & Other Galleries 2501 Market St. Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Music Nite on The Strand: Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers

Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month March through October, 6pm - 9pm. 2018 Schedule: March 10: A Sure Thing  (top 40 ) popular music , April 14: The Samy Jo Band (country ,Blues) , May 12: Blaggards  (Irish folk Rock) , June 9: Donovan Keith (Soul ) , July 14: Campfire Soul (Blues, Rock, ) , August 11: Dem Roots (reggae) , September 8: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute) , October 13: Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Zydeco). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Summary: Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month March through October, 6pm - 9pm.  Presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Quentin Tarantino ArtWalk

October means Halloween and Halloween is the Perfect Time for a QUENTIN TARANTINO ART SHOW Come by From the Heart Gallery during ArtWAlk to see Every Movie in Every Style and in Every Medium. The show will be up from October 13- November 11. More Info: From the HeART Gallery. Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

COLONEL Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise

Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, dancing and cash bar. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. and cruise departs at 8pm. Reservations are required by Wednesday prior to the scheduled cruise date at 409-683-4419. Interested in hosting a group or event? The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat is the perfect setting with a wide array of menus for cocktail parties or full dinners. The Texas Room and The Galveston Room are available for private parties during our regularly scheduled cruises. Each climate-controlled room has a 144 sq. foot dance floor and bar facilities in addition to the bar on the Promenade Deck. Dining capacity for The Texas Room is 240 people and 200 people for The Galveston Room. A stereo music and sound system is installed throughout with microphones located in both rooms. *Reservations required in advance. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $65 per person | Kids 4-12: $55 | Kids 3 & Under: Free with Adult Purchase. Contact: (409)683-4419. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston Island Surf Reunion

A Wave of Support for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol! The Galveston Island Surf Reunion will hold its annual fundraiser for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. This event is held to support the Beach Patrol’s year-round efforts and commitment to make Galveston beaches the safest in the country.  Not only does the Beach Patrol protect and rescue, they also provide physical and emotional support to the grieving families of drowning victims and to the heroic lifeguards whose lives are affected by these tragic events. Each year more and more people visit our Island’s beaches and each year more and more the Galveston Island Beach Patrol needs your support. The Surf Reunion will be held at Struttgarden Tavern 111 23rd St. Galveston, Texas  from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. Your participation is greatly appreciated. More Info: Stuttgarden Tavern. Contact: (409)497-4972. Summary: The Galveston Island Surf Reunion will hold its annual fundraiser for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. This event is held to support the Beach Patrol’s year-round efforts and commitment to make Galveston beaches the safest in the country. Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Stuttgarden Tavern 111 23rd St.

Aida Cuevas – Totalmente Juan Gabriel

The Grand 1894 Opera House continues "A Jewel of a Season" with the mariachi spectacle - Aida Cuevas - Totalmente Juan Gabriel on Saturday, October 13, at 8pm.  Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. Known as "The Queen of Ranchera Music" Grammy-Award winning ‘ranchera’ singer, Aida Cuevas, will present an amazing, one-of-a-kind mariachi performance as she pays tribute to her dear friend and greatest mentor, Juan Gabriel. Cuevas' stunning vocals and unwavering devotion to mariachi music led to her 2018 Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album - the first time this particular award had been won by a female performer! According to The Kansas City Star, "Aida Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation's spirit!" Single tickets are now on sale. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-aida-cuevas. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” presents a mariachi spectacle, paying tribute to her dear friend and greatest mentor, Juan Gabriel.  Aida’s stunning vocals and unwavering devotion to traditional mariachi music led to her 2018 Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album, the first won by a woman.  “Aida Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit.” (Kansas City Star). Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Exploration

Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Tri-colored heron with fishCome join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Meet our volunteer guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 am for a brief orientation and restroom break before we drive towards the bay. Explorations generally last 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of  Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park entry permit (received at park HQ on beach side of park) , Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (optional) , Binoculars (optional). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Trond Saeverud, Conductor Program: Arnold – “Tam o’ Shanter” Overture Franck – The Accursed Huntsman Lyadov – Baba Yaga Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain Dvořák – The Noon Witch The mission of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra: To inspire, entertain and educate through excellent symphonic performances and community outreach. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $35 | Students: $20 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=07101F09-BE29-4ABE-B7B1-0C2DD7B94667. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Halloween !  -  The Galveston Symphony Orchestra. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

13 Books

13 Books! Countdown to Halloween with a spooky story read at 4pm in the Children’s Department. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Makerspace Drop-In: Make Your Own Slime

Come get messy with us and take home a slimy sample! Drop-ins are activities designed to last a portion of the scheduled time. Come when convenient. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Genealogy Lock-In

Join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) and libraries across the state for a day of live genealogy webinars! The GNT will present 6 live-streamed webinars featuring genealogy experts and up-to-date topics. Bring your lunch, come and go, or stay all day! The Galveston County Genealogical Society and archivists from the Galveston and Texas History Center will be on hand to help with your genealogy research questions. Program of Events: 10:00 - 10:50 am – Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist Live from Utah by way of NJ, hosted by Plano Public Library In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today. 11:00 - 11:50 am – Discovering Your… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: Lauren Martino, 409-763-8854 x117. Friday, October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

21st Annual ARToberFEST

Galveston’s premier juried fine arts Festival - will transform historic downtown Postoffice Street into an open air gallery bursting with color and culture from all over the United States. Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the festival will take place Saturday, October 20, 10am -6pm; and Sunday, October 21, 11am -5pm; and will represent 14 different forms of artistic media. The event will be held in the heart of Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd Streets. Created in 1997 by founding coordinator Kathy Modzelewski to promote fine art in the Galveston County area, the event has grown from 30 artisans and 500 attendees to over 100 participating artists from across the U.S. showcasing their work to more than 7,500 attendees. During the past twenty-one years the festival has grown in popularity and will extend its footprint this year to include an additional block.  In addition to the extensive selection of art, festival goers can also enjoy a wine ba… More Info: The Strand District. Cost: $5 per person | Kids 12 & Under: Free. Contact: spiel@thegrand.com. Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018. Downtown 2020 Postoffice St.

Bike Around the Bay

Experience the natural beauty of Galveston Bay during Bike Around the Bay, a fully supported two-day, 170-mile ride Oct. 20 - 21, 2018. This unique cycling event takes riders in a complete loop around the largest estuary in Texas (and one of the biggest in North America)! A one-day, 97-mile option is also available. This ride is hosted by and benefits Galveston Bay Foundation (galvbay.org), a nonprofit conservation organization that works to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. For more information and to register for Bike Around the Bay, visit bikearoundthebay.org. Cost: $250 for two days, $175 for one day. Contact: 281-332-3381. Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018. Plantgistix 717 Logistics Dr. Baytown, TX.

Beach Exploration

Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit (received at the park HQ, located on the beach side of the park.) , Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Exploration

Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Tri-colored heron with fishCome join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Meet our volunteer guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 am for a brief orientation and restroom break before we drive towards the bay. Explorations generally last 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of  Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park entry permit (received at park HQ on beach side of park) , Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (optional) , Binoculars (optional). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Harry Potter Wizardry Night Drop-In

Celebrate Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Wizards and muggles invited to partake in the fun, your letter has arrived! Dress for the occasion. Drop-ins are activities designed to last a portion of the scheduled time. Come when convenient. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

The Island "Artportunity" - Wednesday Night Out!!

Art, Coffee, Food, Wine and FUN!!! A wonderful Wednesday night out in Galveston... Does not matter if you have never painted before!! The project's form will be on each canvas and our instructor, Claudia Alexander, will be creating her own canvas in the front of the room and providing individual instruction as needed... This technique allows beginners to have fantastic results, by 9:00 PM, a MASTERPIECE. We accept Credit Cards. Cost: $35. Contact: islandcoffeewench@gmail.com. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Island Coffee Wench 6615 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.theislandcoffeewench.com.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Hunter's Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Full Moon Tour of the Bishop's Palace

Experience the beloved Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light! This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this 1892 architectural gem takes on a completely different look at night. Experience the beloved Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light! This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this 1892 architectural gem takes on a completely different look at night. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/full-moon-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-45307095743. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Serious Fun: Tomas and the Liberty Lady

As the young son of migrant farm workers, Tomás spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories.  When a chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures. Adapted from the book “Tomás and the Library Lady” by Pat Mora. Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona. Recommended for grades K – 5 Since 1977, Childsplay has been committed to its mission: “To create theatre so strikingly original in form, content or both that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love, and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood that are the keys to the future.”  ​ Childsplay is a resident professional company of… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-sf-tomas-library-lady. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Childsplay presents Tomás and the Library Lady, the story of one boy’s thirst for knowledge and his relationship with the “Library Lady” as part of The Grand’s Serious Fun Children’s Series.  Recommended for grades K – 5. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:00 AM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Hotel Galvez October Ghost Tour Dinners

During the month of October Hotel Galvez & Spa offers its popular ghost tour dinner weekly to guests. The hotel’s resident ghost expert/concierge takes participants on a 1½ hour tour through the hotel’s ghostly past which is followed by three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the public ghost tour is only available as part of the dinner-tour package. Advance reservations are required. “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel have featured Hotel Galvez and its ghosts. For ghost tour dinner reservations, call (409) 765-7721. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65/pp. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

37th Annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest

Galveston's premier fall festival - the 37th Annual Island Oktoberfest  -  kicks off Friday evening, October 26 from 5-11pm;  and continues Saturday, October 27 from 11 am - 11 pm. This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on three stages, an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in the historic 1860 Lyceum; a lively auction,  new and exciting fun, family children's activities, and much more. Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie - in historic downtown Galveston.. Admission is free.  German costumes encouraged. This year, festival goers can look forward to more of everything … that is German! Island Oktoberfest, hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company, will open Friday evening with themed-Bier Garten venues - featuring a variety of both German and domestic brews and a variety of German-style w… More Info: The Lyceum. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)762-8477. Summary: A very special – and expanded entertainment schedule - will again highlight this year’s 37th  Annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest. Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, October 27, 2018. First Evangelical Lutheran Church 2415 Ave G. For more info visit www.galvestonoktoberfest.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, October 26, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Costumes and Cocktails at the Toujouse Bar

The Tremont House invites you to stop in at the Toujouse Bar for Costumes and Cocktails. Wear your best Halloween garb between 6 and 10 p.m. for a chance to win a weekend stay in a luxury suite at the Tremont House. As part of the fun, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour and complimentary treats. All guests in costume qualify for the drawing with any purchase. This offer is only available at the Toujouse Bar. The hotel will notify winners on Monday, Oct. 29. Cheers and Happy Early Halloween! More Info: The Tremont House. Toujouse Bar. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Silent Film with Rob Landes – "Phantom of the Opera"

An annual tradition at The Grand 1894 Opera House, featuring a silent film with Rob Landes at the organ, will showcase The Phantom of the Opera, Friday, October 26 at 8pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. A long-standing and very popular annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially-created and totally-improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney's 1925 silent film masterpiece - The Phantom of the Opera. With his transformative and highly secretive make-up techniques, in addition to his exceptional acting abilities, Lon Chaney created iconic big-screen characters that made him one of early Hollywood's biggest box office stars!   Come in costume… if you dare! This performance is sponsored in part by The Daily News. Single tickets are now on sale. Contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand at www.thegrand.com. Listed on the… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-phantom-of-the-opera. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera. Come in costume if you dare! Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Cypress Swamp

An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Among tall trees once harvested to build homes on Galveston Island, one might witness sleeping owls, resting bobcats, and sunning alligators Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Book online: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Cypress Swamps Lake Charlotte, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Exploration

Discover the beaches and dunes while hunting for island treasures. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We begin with a brief orientation, shell identification, and restroom break before driving to the day-use beach to view special habitats leading to the sandy beach. Be prepared for sun, surf, and great hands-on learning! Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes seining, searching for ghost crabs, and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit (received at the park HQ, located on the beach side of the park.) , Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

8th Annual Mini Monster Bash

The festival will be free to the public and include Trick or Treat Stops at local businesses throughout Downtown Galveston. Saengerfest Park will be the central location for fun. We will offer games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, and a costume contest. Contestants will compete for Cutest, Scariest, and Most Creative for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11. More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2414 Strand St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Costumes and Cocktails at the Toujouse Bar

The Tremont House invites you to stop in at the Toujouse Bar for Costumes and Cocktails. Wear your best Halloween garb between 6 and 10 p.m. for a chance to win a weekend stay in a luxury suite at the Tremont House. As part of the fun, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour and complimentary treats. All guests in costume qualify for the drawing with any purchase. This offer is only available at the Toujouse Bar. The hotel will notify winners on Monday, Oct. 29. Cheers and Happy Early Halloween! More Info: The Tremont House. Toujouse Bar. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application. Applications are reviewed on Wednesdays, so be sure to send it in by or before the Wednesday prior to the weekend you wish to sell. About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Exploration

Hands-on discovery of what's lurking beneath the murky bay waters. Tri-colored heron with fishCome join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Meet our volunteer guides at the Nature Center at 10:00 am for a brief orientation and restroom break before we drive towards the bay. Explorations generally last 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay.   Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance  of  Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park entry permit (received at park HQ on beach side of park) , Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) , Water bottle , Camera (optional) , Binoculars (optional). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Ghostly Gardens

Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, creepy crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions. More Info: Moody Gardens. Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

The Doo Wop Project

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents "The Doo Wop Project" for one exciting and entertaining matinee performance on Sunday, October 28 at 4pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. From bop to pop…this show is truly an evolution of a sound that is 3-parts Jersey Boys; 2-parts Motown: The Musical. And definitely…"not your grandma's doo wop. "  You won't want to miss these five charismatic, handsome, triple-threat Broadway stars - complete with their hot five-piece band - who tear it up with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! These incredible entertainers not only take classic Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s and make 'em sound fresh and new, but they also take contemporary pop hits - from such stars as Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5 - and "doowopify" them!  Whether you're 10 or 100, or somewhere in between…. you're sure to enjoy an incredib… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-doo-wop-project. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: From bop to pop…the evolution of a sound!  3 parts Jersey Boys, 2 parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop” these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot 5-piece band — tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Monday Night Football

Enjoy football, food and fun every Monday night at Blake's Bistro! Indulge in a wide variety of food, from chicken wings to a dessert bar, draft beer specials and 4th quarter prizes. More Info: Blake's Bistro. Cost: $15.95. Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Blake's Bistro 5222 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.sanluisresort.com.

Art Club for Kids

Kids can't get enough art?  GAC has you covered! Perfect for home-schoolers or after school, our weekly, mixed-age art club centers on student-directed exploration of drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Our instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the school classroom and introducing novel art techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration. There will be no cookie-cutter craft projects here. GAC instructors teach expressive arts practice, where kids use traditional art techniques to develop essential skills like intuitive reasoning, investigative play, and self-confidence. You’ll be amazed what they discover! Join any week, or enroll for the whole semester by September 2 and save! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $20 or $150 for the whole Semester (15 weeks). Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Ceramics Studio (For Adults)

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. Use ancient techniques to make contemporary art pieces, using: Pinching , Slab construction , Coil Construction The instructor will help you solve technical and creative problems, like how to securely join corners, attach handles, make lids fit tightly, and apply a variety of surface treatments and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings take place monthly.  At least two sessions are needed to create your work, and then glaze it after it has been fired. AGES 14-ADULT I MATERIALS PROVIDED Our flexible Schedule lets YOU DECIDE what to work on and how long to take. Choose from a list of guided projects or let our instructor help you take your designs to the next level. Start any time by purchasing passes and using them as you go. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions or $75 for 4. Contact: 4097632403. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Lapsit Storytime

A storytime for prewalkers and their loved ones filled with lapsit songs, baby bounces and short but sweet stories. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 9:15 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Storytime

A fun, engaging program featuring storytelling, music, movement and puppets planned to promote early literacy development. Recommended for walking babies, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers, and their loved ones. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Sailor's Superstition Tour on the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Come join us for a spook-tacular tour of the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA and learn what makes sailor’s so superstitious! From bananas on board to whistling up a storm, this special hour long guided tour will delve into the supernatural world of nautical know-how! Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Cost: $12 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sailors-superstitions-tour-tickets-47090410686. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Storytime for Everyone

All ages welcome as we share books, music, puppets, movement, rhymes and an occasional art activity. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

Trick or Treating at the 1838 Menard House

Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun. Bring your kids by for treats. Free for all, be sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment! Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience. More Info: 1838 Michel B. Menard House. Cost: Free. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 1838 Menard House 1604 33rd St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Ghost Tour at the 1859 Ashton Villa

The public is offered a rare set of tours through this 1859 building. Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the home as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. Galveston Historical Foundation's "You're History!" Events This Halloween Season For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. “The island is a treasure of haunted stories and spooky places,” states GHF Executive Director, Dwayne Jones. “Our rich history and fascinating buildings are ideal for a truly unique Halloween experience.”. More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-tours-of-ashton-villa-tickets-47468276894. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM. 1859 Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lanternlight Tour of the Bishop's Palace

With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace. Learn about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself with a rare guided tour of the 1892 masterpiece. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time. Tickets are non-refundable. About the 1892 Bishop's Palace Bishop’s Palace, also known as the Walter and Josephine Gresham House, is one of the island’s best known and most popular tourist attractions. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of the nation’s most important late 19th century Victorian residences. Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ most accomplished architect of the period, designed the house for the Gresham family. In 1921, Galvestonians raised money to buy the house for the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to make it the home of Bishop Byrne. GHF purchased the property in 2013 from the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese. The foundation is the third owner of the property and assumed management in 2007. It welcomes over 65,000 local, national and international… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30 | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lanternlight-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-47468027147. Contact: (409)762-2475. Summary: For an island that is no stranger to the strange, this Halloween season Galveston Historical Foundation is offering a breath-taking roster of uniquely created events for adult and youth alike. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1892 Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Lone Star Rally

With juried bike shows, truck, jeep & classic car shows and free concerts on two stages, this year's Lone Star Rally will be jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long, November 1-4, 2018. This year’s rally will once again present more than 40 free musical performances in genres from classic rock and adult contemporary to rockin' country on two sound stages - the main stage at Saengerfest Park downtown, and a second at Beach Central Park in front of the Hotel Galvez. Houston area day trippers are encouraged to come out and enjoy all the free, non-stop entertainment only the Lone Star Rally provides.  Big rig displays of motorcycle parts and accessories will dot the island’s three event zones: Downtown/The Strand, Harborside at Pier 21 and Beach Central Park at Seawall. As well, hundreds of vendors selling everything from leatherwear to jewelry, sunglasses to crab cake sandwiches will fill every nook and corner of the Strand and along the seawall. Galveston is the pla… More Info: Beach Central. Pier 21. Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Contact: http://www.lonestarrally.com/. Summary: The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town for a 4-day weekend filled with free concerts on two stages and 100's of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley Davidson. Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Downtown Galveston. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Join us first Thursdays of the Month inside the Museum for FREE admission to select galleries. Get the inside scope on staff’s favorite collection piece at 5:45 P.M. Enjoy beverages such as white wine and beer (available for purchase in La Sirena). More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: FREE Admission to select Galleries. Contact: webmaster@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers get individual time to practice reading skills with therapy dog Oliver. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St. For more info visit rosenberg-library.org.

First Thursday Open Acoustic Jam

Don't miss Open Acoustic Jam at From the Heart Gallery, held the first Thursday of each month, 7pm - 10pm. Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. All ages welcome. Wine and water will be provided. More Info: From the HeART Gallery. Cost: Free. Contact: sje@fromtheheart.gallery. Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Fall Flounder Classic

Galveston is home to some exceptional Flounder fishing, possibly the best along the entire Gulf Coast. Join the Galveston Professional Boatmen's Association in capping off another excellent year of fishing with an 8 week Flounder tournament. Flounder are delicious and easily caught along the shoreline, from piers or jetties, and by boat throughout the Galveston Bay Complex. They're great fun and anyone could catch the big winner. In addition to the big top prize, we will also have giveaways and drawings too. Join us for awards presentation  and seafood events and to enjoy some fresh, locally caught seafood and also learn more about the Galveston Professional Boatmen's Association. Cost: $50. Contact: info@joingpba.org. Friday, November 2, 2018 – Sunday, December 30, 2018. Galveston Yacht Basin 715 N Holiday Dr. For more info visit joingpba.wildapricot.org.

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet and self-parking available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez & Spa. Contact: (409)765-7721. Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: The Tremont House, (409)763-0300. Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.galveston.com.