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The ABC's of Parkinson's Disease

Presenter:  Celeste Harris, LMSW, Director of Social Services at Houston Area Parkinson Society.  Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disease impacting nearly one million Americans, more than the number of people diagnosed with MS, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) combined. Twenty years ago, Michael J. Fox captured our attention with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s, but our collective understanding of PD is still associated with a tremor.  Come learn from experts with Houston Area Parkinson Society, a local non-profit that educates and supports the community on all things Parkinson’s. Take home tips for keeping your brain and body healthy.  You will leave the seminar feeling empowered to better understand the disease that many live with while still living life to the fullest. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Friday, January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Live Music: Kirk Hale on The Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, January 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Karen Martin on the Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, January 24, 2020, 9:00 PM – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

2020 Galveston Restaurant Week

The ninth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 25th thru February 9th, 2020 - brings the Island's culinary  scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event will showcase the freshest ingredients, most flavorful dishes and tastiest culinary gems that Galveston has to offer. Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus - in attractive price you're sure to savor! Help ACCT And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, each restaurant participating in Galveston Restaurant Week has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for… Contact: GalvestonRestaurantWeek.com. Summary: Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Sunday, February 9, 2020. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonrestaurantweek.com.

Galveston Museum Day

Resiliency and a heart for preservation have helped make Galveston one of the most well-known historic towns on the Gulf Coast. The strength, ingenuity and progress of Galvestonians in the aftermath of the 1900 Storm are captured within the walls of numerous museums on the Island. On Jan. 25 – 26, 2020, these museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past. During Museum Day, visitors can learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston a thriving coastal city and tourism destination today. Museum Day brings together several local museums for two days of free and discounted admission. Pick up your passport and visit 3 or more of the participating locations and receive a free historic coloring book! 1892 Bishop’s Palace Free… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Bryan Museum. Galveston Arts Center. Galveston Children's Museum. Galveston Railroad Museum. Moody Mansion. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Rosenberg Library. Seawolf Park. The Grand 1894 Opera House. Summary: On January 25-26, 2020, Galveston museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past. Saturday, January 25, 2020. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

GINTC's Sea Turtle Saturday at Moody Gardens

This is once a year event sells out quickly as space is limited. Event registration is $15. Registrants must be at least 12 years old and if under 18, must be accompanied by an adult.  There are no refunds available for this event. Make plans to attend Galveston’s ever popular annual sea turtle symposium on Saturday, January 25, as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Sea Turtle Saturday!  This informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) will be hosted by Moody Gardens. Our Sea Turtle Saturday presenters will include Dr. Pamela Plotkin, Dr. Donna Shaver, and Galveston’s own Joanie Steinhaus of Turtle Island Restoration Network. Dr. Plotkin, Director of the Texas Sea Grant College Program, is a marine scientist who has spent most of her career conducting research to inform and influence domestic and international policies and conservation practices. She has received awards for her work furthering the recovery of the Texas State Sea Turtle – the… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15 *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Moody Gardens Aquarium 1 Hope Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

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, January 25, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

[Gallery Presentation] Sharing Common Ground

One of the greatest challenges in frontier Texas was keeping the delicate balance of peaceful interaction between the early settlers and the local groups of Indigenous peoples. Learn more about the friendships, disputes, and information sharing that were daily occurrences during the 1800s.  Dennis Jones will display the household items and black powder weapons of the time period and describe how both Texians and Native Americans benefitted through peaceable trade practices. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Included in Museum Admission. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St.

Da Bourbon Ball

Prêt à faire la fête à la Balle de Bourbon ??? Da Krewe du Roux is having their 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Ball... "Da Bourbon Ball"! On January 25th the Tremont House Ballroom will be hosting a cocktail and mask hour, open bar, dinner, dancing, and a brass Second Line around The Strand! Tickets and sponsorship are available at https://dabourbonball.ezevent.com/  All proceeds to benefit the El Mina Shriners, Ronald McDonald House and the American Heart Association.  Laissez les bon temp rouler! Cost: $150 per ticket. Contact: April Brandon - 832-457-4758. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM. The Tremont House Ballroom 2300 Mechanic St. For more info visit dabourbonball.ezevent.com.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Chris Bergeron on The Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 PM – Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston Museum Day

Resiliency and a heart for preservation have helped make Galveston one of the most well-known historic towns on the Gulf Coast. The strength, ingenuity and progress of Galvestonians in the aftermath of the 1900 Storm are captured within the walls of numerous museums on the Island. On Jan. 25 – 26, 2020, these museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past. During Museum Day, visitors can learn about Galveston’s place as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States during the late 1800s, the powerful families who helped build the city, Galveston’s significance to immigration in the region, and the importance of the industries that keep Galveston a thriving coastal city and tourism destination today. Museum Day brings together several local museums for two days of free and discounted admission. Pick up your passport and visit 3 or more of the participating locations and receive a free historic coloring book! 1892 Bishop’s Palace Free… More Info: Bishop's Palace. Bryan Museum. Galveston Arts Center. Galveston Children's Museum. Galveston Railroad Museum. Moody Mansion. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Rosenberg Library. Seawolf Park. The Grand 1894 Opera House. Summary: On January 25-26, 2020, Galveston museums will offer incentives for history buffs to take a glimpse into the island’s storied past. Sunday, January 26, 2020. Various Locations. 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, January 26, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

The Legend of Jean Lafitte’s Lost Silver

Who doesn’t love a good pirate story? Especially if it involves the infamous Jean Lafitte and wagons of silver lost in an East Texas lake? Historian and award-winning author Gary L. Pinkerton will regale the audience with stories from his newest book “True Believers – Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake.”  Rather than focusing on the story of the lost treasure, Pinkerton will share colorful stories of the wildly diverse assortment of treasure hunters that have searched beneath the waters of Hendricks Lake for the six wagonloads of silver plundered from the Spanish brig, Santa Rosa. Houston oilmen, a Carthage TV repairman, an MIT-educated electrical engineer, some tough Texas lawmen, and the world’s greatest underwater treasure hunter are just some of the men who believe(d) that there is pirate treasure buried in a Texas lake. RSVP Today! More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Included in Museum Admission. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Sing-a-Long Sunday

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, January 26, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Life Drawing Studio

In this self-guided drawing studio, we study the human figure in its natural state. Professional art models pose nude for short to progressively longer poses, from 1 minute gestures up to 30 minute studies. This is an artist-led activity, not an instructed class. Bring your own art supplies, and work at your own pace in your preferred medium. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Why Life Drawing Life drawing is a fundamental practice that trains the eye to observe and interpret the world around us. The human body is a complex object, requiring skill and subtlety to convey its form, movement and emotion. Techniques practiced in figure drawing, such as composition, spatial awareness, visual style and speed, can be applied to different subject matter within all the visual arts. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Art supplies are also available in our ArtWorks gift shop on the first floor. Our spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: Sara: (503)318-7922. Monday, January 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit galvestonlifedrawing.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Turtle Talk by Turtle Island Restoration Network

Presenter:  Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Restoration Network.  Get involved!  This presentation will explore Sea Turtle Conservation and Community Involvement.    You'll learn that five of the seven species of sea turtles that exist worldwide visit the Gulf of Mexico.  The highly endangered Kemps Ridley nests on Texas beaches.  Learn about these ancient reptiles, the serious threats they face and actions you can take to help them.  The presentation will include an update on the current status of the Kemps Ridley, the rarest sea turtle and the world's most critically endangered. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Ceramics Studio Class

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.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. Ceramics Studio is an ongoing program;  enroll any time.  Work at your own pace, and use your Class Passes as you go. (Passes are good for up to 4 months from date of purchase.) About the Instructor Cristal Aldrete holds degrees in Ceramics, Psychology and Counseling from University of North Texas… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $20. Contact: (409)763-2403. Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Growing Native Plants for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Presenter:  Debra Pence, Texas Master Naturalist.  Join Debra for a seminar focused on creating a pollinator/nature habitat in your own backyard. We will focus on plants native to Texas, but you will be able to apply the methods wherever you live. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Printmaking Studio Class

With Amber Kaiser | For ages 14 to Adult In this three-week session, you will have the opportunity to design and screen print custom holiday greeting cards, and also try simple and creative block printing methods to create your own handmade gift-wrap. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. TUITION All basic materials provided; advanced material recommendations come with instruction. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $75. Contact: (409)763-2403. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Live Music: Ladies Night with Laura Magers on the Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Getting to Know the Galveston Symphony

Presenter: Maestro Trond Saeverud.  Did you know that the Galveston Symphony Orchestra (GSO) has been providing unforgettable, quality classical music experiences, ranging from baroque to contemporary, since 1979?  Step behind the scenes of the orchestra with GSO’s Trond Saeverud, as you learn about the history of the orchestra and how it operates.  He will also introduce you to some of the truly gifted amateur and professional musicians who share their talent and passion for music on the historic stage of The Grand 1894 Opera House.  Whether you have attended the symphony once or many times, or never at all, this seminar will give you new insights.  You also learn about volunteer opportunities, whether you play an instrument or not.  The Maestro will give you a sneak peek at the remaining concerts of the 2019-2020 concert season, as GSO celebrates its 40th anniversary.  He will introduce you to the remaining intimate recitals in the elegant ballroom of the historic Moody Mansion, where attendees can meet som… Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Brewding 201 - A Day at the Beach

Informal birdwatching opportunity and discussion in a setting that lends itself to enjoying nature with a beverage of choice.  Come visit with a transplanted northerner that has been enjoying Galveston’s diverse bird-life, and tasty beer for many years.  Conversation and bird viewing will concentrate on gulls, terns and beach habitat shore birds that are likely to be viewed from the scenic deck. RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Woody's Beach Bar 11149 Termini San Luis Pass Rd. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Lu/X on the Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce 175th Annual Meeting & Legacy Ball

Approximately 500 members will attend the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 175th Annual Meeting and Legacy Ball on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. This historic event will be held at the Galveston Island Convention Center at 5600 Seawall Boulevard from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The chamber will also induct new board members and recognize notable individuals and businesses of the year. Following a short dinner program, attendees will be treated to live music from Houston-based DIVISI Strings Available sponsor levels include First-in-Texas Sponsor, Legacy Table Sponsor and Heritage Table Sponsor. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits, or to register as an individual or a table sponsor, please visit. Cost: First-in-Texas Table Sponsor, Two tables of 10 with 20 VIP Passes - $10,000 Legacy Table Sponsor of 10 with 10 VIP Passes - $5000 Heritage Table Sponsor of 8 with 8 VIP Passes - $3500 Individual Reservation - $175 (Members Only) Guest Reservation - $300 (Non Chamber Member). Contact: Sara Martin; smartin@galvestonchamber.com (409)-763-5326. Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit galvestonchamber.chambermaster.com.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Thomas Cokinos on the Piano

Don't miss live music at the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! January 2020: Friday, January 3rd, Chris Bergeron on the piano 9pm- 12am , Saturday, January 4th, Mike Suiero On the piano  9pm-12am , Sunday, January 5th, Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 8th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Ryan Sweeney on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 10th, Clay Howell on the piano 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 11th, Thomas Cokinos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Sunday, January 12th, Sing-a-long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 15th, Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Mike and Jayme on the Piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 17th, Dave Thomas on the Violin 9pm-12am , Saturday, January 18th,  Clay Howell  on the piano 9pm-12am , Sunday, January 19th,  Sing a long Sunday 4pm-7pm , Wednesday, January 22nd,  Ladies Night Laura Magers on the piano 6pm-9pm , Friday, January 24th, Kirk Hale on the… Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Sculpture Workshop

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Do you like getting immersed in your work? Then Lana Loveland's sculpture class is for you. In this class we will work with clay to create an exciting three-dimensional animal, figure, or even a cartoon character! All materials provided. Beginners to advanced welcome. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

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, February 1, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo

Interactive show with music & puppets by Mrs. Kate. Recommended for family audiences. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

"Finding Neverland"

The Grand’s legendary 125th anniversary season continues with Finding Neverland, February 1-2.  Performance times are Saturday, February 1at 8pm;and Sunday,  February 2 at 3pm. 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 . Finding Neverland is a heart-warming theatrical event filled with beautiful music that tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.  Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become a writer – and the man – he yearns to be.  Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets a beautiful widow, Sylvia, and her four young sons – Jack, George, Michael and Peter.  Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play “unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It was… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2020-finding-neverland. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: A heartwarming theatrical event full of beautiful music tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Ne… Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Actually"

ACTUALLY By Anna Ziegler January 24 - February 1, 2020 Sunday matinee on January 26 Amber and Tom, freshmen at Princeton University, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent? ACTUALLY investigates gender and race policies, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story. *Due to language and thought-provoking subject matter, ETC does not recommend this production for children or the easily offended. 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 17th Season! Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. 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, February 2, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

"Finding Neverland"

The Grand’s legendary 125th anniversary season continues with Finding Neverland, February 1-2.  Performance times are Saturday, February 1at 8pm;and Sunday,  February 2 at 3pm. 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 . Finding Neverland is a heart-warming theatrical event filled with beautiful music that tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.  Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become a writer – and the man – he yearns to be.  Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets a beautiful widow, Sylvia, and her four young sons – Jack, George, Michael and Peter.  Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play “unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It was… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2020-finding-neverland. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: A heartwarming theatrical event full of beautiful music tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Ne… Sunday, February 2, 2020, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Cooking Class: Valentine's Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a fun sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate Valentine's Day! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen  decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! These fancy cookies are definitely made with love! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be made… More Info: Kitchen Chick. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, February 2, 2020, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Life Drawing Studio

In this self-guided drawing studio, we study the human figure in its natural state. Professional art models pose nude for short to progressively longer poses, from 1 minute gestures up to 30 minute studies. This is an artist-led activity, not an instructed class. Bring your own art supplies, and work at your own pace in your preferred medium. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Why Life Drawing Life drawing is a fundamental practice that trains the eye to observe and interpret the world around us. The human body is a complex object, requiring skill and subtlety to convey its form, movement and emotion. Techniques practiced in figure drawing, such as composition, spatial awareness, visual style and speed, can be applied to different subject matter within all the visual arts. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Art supplies are also available in our ArtWorks gift shop on the first floor. Our spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: Sara: (503)318-7922. Monday, February 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit galvestonlifedrawing.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

The Wildlife of the Coastal Heritage Preserve

Presenter:  Greg Hall, Habitat & Stewardship Coordinator, Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve.  Catch a glimpse of the unique wildlife of the Coastal Prairie that exists inside Artist Boat’s largely private 698-acre Prairie Preserve, the Coastal Heritage Preserve.  This protected swathe of contiguous preserved coastal prairie is one of Galveston Island’s last remaining sanctuaries for the magnificent wildlife that exists balanced on the brink.  Please come and enjoy the interpretation of this wonderful landscape and its residents. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Ceramics Studio Class

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.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. Ceramics Studio is an ongoing program;  enroll any time.  Work at your own pace, and use your Class Passes as you go. (Passes are good for up to 4 months from date of purchase.) About the Instructor Cristal Aldrete holds degrees in Ceramics, Psychology and Counseling from University of North Texas… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $20. Contact: (409)763-2403. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Winter Texans Reception

Welcome Winter Texans! Now that you've escaped the cold winter by heading south, it's island time! Galveston Island's tropical climate and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico provide the relaxing escape you've been longing for. Yet, you'll feel right at home with the small town culture and southern hospitality found on this historic island. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Modern Board Games - How a Niche Hobby Became Mainstream

Presenter:  Paulo Castillo. This seminar takes a critical look into the world of Modern Board games.  Board games are going through a modern-day renaissance.  It is time that we pay attention.  The benefits of board gaming include social interaction and networking, enhanced critical thinking, and improvement in other mental capabilities.  In a world dominated with distracting screens, board gaming is the analog focus that has matured yet remains underappreciated. Join Paulo as he invites you to discover this world. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

The Wildlife of the Coastal Heritage Preserve Field Trip

Catch a glimpse of the unique wildlife of the Coastal Prairie that exists inside Artist Boat’s largely private 698-acre Prairie Preserve, the Coastal Heritage Preserve.  This protected swath of contiguous preserved coastal prairie is one of Galveston Island’s last remaining sanctuaries for the magnificent wildlife that exists balanced on the brink.  Please come and enjoy the interpretation of this wonderful landscape and its residents. This talk is a great preview to what you will see if you participate in the field trip the following day. RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve 13117 Settegast Rd. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Printmaking Studio Class

With Amber Kaiser | For ages 14 to Adult In this three-week session, you will have the opportunity to design and screen print custom holiday greeting cards, and also try simple and creative block printing methods to create your own handmade gift-wrap. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. TUITION All basic materials provided; advanced material recommendations come with instruction. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $75. Contact: (409)763-2403. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Seaside Chats, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. These presentations take place on Wednesday evenings in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. out in the Galveston community. Our host site changes from year to year. Presentations are free and last for one hour. Our speakers include sanctuary staff and guests from partner organizations. , Anyone is welcome to attend, but presentation style is most suited to those in middle school and above. No need to RSVP, just drop in and enjoy. , We are happy to provide continuing education credit for teachers and attendance verification for students and Master Naturalists. , When technology allows, we offer webinars of each presentation so people can participate remotely. Cost: Free *RSVP Not Required. Contact: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Waterfront Pavilion at TAMUG 200 Seawolf Parkway. For more info visit flowergarden.noaa.gov.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Brewding 301 - A Crane-tastic Happy Hour

Informal birdwatching opportunity and discussion in a setting that lends itself to enjoying nature with a beverage of choice.  Come visit with a transplanted northerner who has been enjoying Galveston’s diverse bird-life, and tasty beer for many years.  Conversation and bird viewing will concentrate on Sandhill Cranes and various other species that are likely to be viewed from the scenic deck. RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Tin Cup's Caddy Shack 9020 Stewart Rd. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Seniors Serve! Volunteering with a Purpose

Presenter:  Susan Stone, RV Disaster Corps Program.  For many people, the words “retired” and “senior” bring to mind the end of a career or a decline in an active lifestyle, but for those of us involved with RV Disaster Corps (RV ownership is not required!), those words mean opportunity and a chance to give back to your community!  We recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers to assist in areas affected by disasters in Texas and are currently working hand in hand with Galveston County Long Term Recovery Group, and others along the Texas coast. Opportunities include everything from administrative work, to furniture assembly, to light construction and much more. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Friday, February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Menardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House! Join Galveston Historical Foundation for Menardi Gras, a night of food, fun, music, and frivolity at Galveston’s oldest residence. Held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. tickets are $55 per person or $90 per couple and include access to beverages, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a live New Orleans brass band. Menardi Gras tickets are limited and advance reservation is required. ATTIRE: Mardi Gras (and Menardi Gras) is all about dressing for a great time. We recommend something festive (costumes are always welcomed) and fun. The event will be held outside so please keep that in mind when deciding. There will be heaters installed under the tent. About Mardi Gras In 1840, the Galveston City Company founder, Michel Menard, hosted the first masquerade ball on the island, most probably, as a housewarming. On March 26, 1856, history was made as the first Mardi Gras ball in Galveston… More Info: 1838 Michel B. Menard House. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)765-7834. Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1838 Michel B. Menard 1604 33rd St. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Birding 101

Birding 101 is presented by Moody Gardens and the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council. Birding 101 is a class created to educate participants about the variety of bird life that can be seen on Galveston Island. The island is home to hundreds of species of birds such as egrets, herons, hawks, seagulls, and many more. The class is free and held on the second Saturday of each month. We want to be able to excite our people about the bird species we share the area with. Class meets in the 4D Theatre and is from 9-11 a.m. RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Moody Gardens Visitor's Center 4D Theatre 1 Hope Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Children’s Roundup

Calling all 3rd-5th graders who want to learn a little history and try their hand at old fashioned crafts and games. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of each month for a fun interactive experience led by Museum Education staff. RSVP TODAY FOR FREE ADMISSION! More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: FREE EVENT WITH ONLINE RSVP. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Cooking Class: French Pastry 101!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Rachel will whisk you away to a French patisserie in this special class! With her help, you will master French pâte à choux! You will turn this tender pastry dough into two classic confections: light & airy cream puffs and decadent eclairs. You will also learn two traditional fillings: a sweet Chantilly cream + a creme patisserie, a creamy custard-based filling. For the pièce de résistance, you will drizzle the eclairs with homemade chocolate ganache! Ooh la la, this class is très magnifique! $65/person. This class will last 2.5 - 3 hours. Space is limited. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be g… More Info: Kitchen Chick. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Made From the Heart

When a valentine is made from scratch, it is made from the heart. Join Sherrie Kostura for this fun, imaginative mixed media workshop. Romantic, flirty or fun you decide what your Valentine should say created by hand. Beginners to advanced welcome. You will leave with a beautiful Valentine card for your Valentine. Minimum two students required. Maximum eight. Reservations and payment due by February 7. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

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, February 8, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius "Pardi Gras" Ball

Aquarius annual 'Pardi Gras" Mardi Gras Ball and Pageant Featuring "The PeeWee Bowen Band". Happy Hour 7pm to 8pm. Parade of costumes and Royal Court Pageant  8:30pm. Buffet served at 9:30pm. Cost: $50 a person. Contact: 409-739-3711 (Betty). Saturday, February 8, 2020, 7:00 PM – Sunday, February 9, 2020, 12:00 AM. Fishermans Wharf Harbor Ballroom 2201 Harborside Dr.

Galveston Marathon & Half Marathon

BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFIER PACKET PICKUP AND LATE REGISTRATION Friday, February 7th, NOON to 6:00PM @ ON THE RUN 2427 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas 77058, 281-480-5388 Saturday, February 8th, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm @ Mario's Seawall Italian & Pizzaria, 628 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, 409-763-1693. We will be upstairs in the banquet room. Race day packet pickup & Registration at race site. Stewart Beach Park, Sunday from 6:00am to 7:00am. AGE GROUPS (MARATHON) The age groups for the marathon event will be 5 year age groups beginning with 15-19 and going through 80 and over. All entrant must be at least 15 years of age in order to race. AGE GROUPS (1/2 MARATHON) The age groups for the 1/2 marathon event will be 5 year age groups beginning with 14 and under and going through 80 and over. AGE GROUPS (Galveston 5K) The age groups for the 5K Race event will be 5 year age groups beginning with 14 and under and going through 80 and over. AVERAGE WEATHER CONDITIONS The average low for this time… More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: $25 - $115. Contact: (832)-423-4236. Sunday, February 9, 2020, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonmarathon.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, February 9, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra: Trond Plays Paganini

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Trond Saeverud, performs quality classical music with a strong commitment to artistic excellence and community involvement. An average of 60 highly skilled amateur and professional musicians bring unforgettable live concert experiences to Galveston Island with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. As a violin soloist, Trond Saeverud has performed with major orchestras in Europe and in the United States. He has produced CDs with  orchestras in Norway and Denmark and regularly premieres new works for the violin. His solo CD, Ghosts, received the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy award in 1997. More Info: Galveston Symphony Orchestra. The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $40 | Students: $25 | Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=A4E845E8-E317-4A6C-B2EB-C007D9E3CFFF. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This very special classical masterworks concert program includes Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” featuring GSO Conductor Trond Saeverud, violin; and Howard Hanson’s “Symphony No. 2 “Romantic.”. Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonsymphony.org.

Life Drawing Studio

In this self-guided drawing studio, we study the human figure in its natural state. Professional art models pose nude for short to progressively longer poses, from 1 minute gestures up to 30 minute studies. This is an artist-led activity, not an instructed class. Bring your own art supplies, and work at your own pace in your preferred medium. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Why Life Drawing Life drawing is a fundamental practice that trains the eye to observe and interpret the world around us. The human body is a complex object, requiring skill and subtlety to convey its form, movement and emotion. Techniques practiced in figure drawing, such as composition, spatial awareness, visual style and speed, can be applied to different subject matter within all the visual arts. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Art supplies are also available in our ArtWorks gift shop on the first floor. Our spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: Sara: (503)318-7922. Monday, February 10, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit galvestonlifedrawing.com.

Tuesday Night Love Letters

Presenters: Gini Brown and Leslie Watts.  On Tuesday nights in summer, Galveston’s Summer Beach Band presents free concerts featuring rousing marches and show tunes. Each program includes a short vignette of local “fact, fable, or fabulous fibs,” as interpreted by local authors Gini Brown and Leslie Watts. These entertaining stories are not a history of Galveston in the strict sense of the word, but the more entertaining non-historical history—the “little” stories of people and events—the tall tales, the gossip, the “didja hears”—as shared by local folk over back alley fences, between doughnut-shop stools, around cafeteria tables, at church socials and family reunions.  Gini and Leslie have put a selection of their favorite stories together in a book in which they share with readers a few dozen short tales of Galveston history as many think it should be told—warm, witty, and memorable, if not always true. Meet the authors in this summer seminar and hear a tale or two from their book. You can purchase an auto… Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:30 AM – 3:30 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Ceramics Studio Class

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.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. Ceramics Studio is an ongoing program;  enroll any time.  Work at your own pace, and use your Class Passes as you go. (Passes are good for up to 4 months from date of purchase.) About the Instructor Cristal Aldrete holds degrees in Ceramics, Psychology and Counseling from University of North Texas… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $20. Contact: (409)763-2403. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will take center stage at The Grand for a performance certain to define Lovett as one of the most compelling and captivating entertainers of popular music.  http://www.thegrand.com/2020-lyle-lovett. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=BEB295EF-73DD-47CD-8138-85047744D3B5. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: One of the music industry’s most vibrant, beloved and iconic performers returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House for another legendary performance. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:30 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Pillars and Practices for a Healthier Life

Presenter:  Sagar Kamprath, MD.  If a medicine could keep you young, healthy, and fit throughout your life, would you take it?  Of course, you would!  In today’s world of refined foods, stress, and sedentary behaviors, instead of a magic pill, your lifestyle choices can do wonders for your health.  This seminar will focus on exercise and nutrition and the simple preventive interventions you and your loved ones can follow to improve your future health.  You will learn the four anti-cancer pillars chronicled by Dr. David Servan-Schreiber.  Together we will also explore how nutrition trends in the last century have resulted in more unhealthy societies.  Leave the seminar knowing steps that you can take to change your life with healthful lifestyle practices Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Moody Gardens Conservation Series: Dive Operations Field Projects

The Moody Gardens Dive Program is excited to present successful conservation and research initiatives that have driven dive program growth three-fold. These projects help inform management of regional aquatic resources through research and monitoring projects, and our team provides a resource of trained divers to support these projects and generate institutional benefits in the process. Supporting routine coastal resource management efforts for Texas’ Artificial Reef Program and NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is the foundation of our scientific diving operations, plus collective opportunities for scientific partnerships, and institutional recognition of conservation and research value along the way. Collaborating with the United States Geological Survey, Florida Atlantic University and Rice University amplified these science diver resources, public outreach capability, and participation in conservation and research efforts. Come learn about our projects firsthand! RSVP Required - … More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Moody Gardens Aquarium Pompano Room 1 Hope Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Printmaking Studio Class

With Amber Kaiser | For ages 14 to Adult In this three-week session, you will have the opportunity to design and screen print custom holiday greeting cards, and also try simple and creative block printing methods to create your own handmade gift-wrap. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. TUITION All basic materials provided; advanced material recommendations come with instruction. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $75. Contact: (409)763-2403. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galvez Ghost Tour and Dinner

How would you like to take the most popular tour on the island? Hotel Galvez & Spa Ghost Tour and Dinner is the Gold Winner for the “Best Guided Land Tour” in Galveston.com’s BEST OF THE ISLAND AWARDS. This is the second consecutive year for winning the top award. During the evening, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel during a one-hour tour followed by a delicious three-course dinner in Galvez Bar & Grill. The tour and dinner price is $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). The tour begins at 6 p.m. and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, please call (409) 515-2154. The Weather Channel recently featured Hotel Galvez and its ghost stories. And, the hotel’s ghost stories have also been included on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: $65. Contact: 409.515.2154. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Seaside Chats, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. These presentations take place on Wednesday evenings in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. out in the Galveston community. Our host site changes from year to year. Presentations are free and last for one hour. Our speakers include sanctuary staff and guests from partner organizations. , Anyone is welcome to attend, but presentation style is most suited to those in middle school and above. No need to RSVP, just drop in and enjoy. , We are happy to provide continuing education credit for teachers and attendance verification for students and Master Naturalists. , When technology allows, we offer webinars of each presentation so people can participate remotely. Cost: Free *RSVP Not Required. Contact: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Waterfront Pavilion at TAMUG 200 Seawolf Parkway. For more info visit flowergarden.noaa.gov.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Rat-a-tat-tat! Who's That! Nature's Drummers

Presenter:  Kristine Rivers.  Woodpeckers are fascinating birds with amazing physiological adaptations and behavioral habits. This presentation discusses how their anatomical structure protects them from injury, then takes a closer look at the species that are common in our area. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Family Free Night

Come and join us for a night of family fun for the whole family! Visitors will gain free admission for the entire family from 4 -7 PM! Cost: FREE. Contact: 4095722544. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Galveston Children's Museum 2618 Broadway Avenue J.

Mardi Gras Mask Making

Join us for our 5th annual Mask-Making Party just before the first day of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Enjoy an adult beverage and New Orleans-style Jazz as you make a one-of-a-kind mask that will impress everyone Fee includes one  moulded-cardboard mask with an elastic band, along with a wide variety of decorating materials including paint, beads, sequins, and feathers, and helpful inspiration provided by GAC’s staff educators. GAC / Building History The Galveston Arts Center, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, was incorporated in 1986 as the primary center of contemporary art serving a culturally diverse, eight county area between Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Housed in the historic First National Bank building (1878) at the corner of 22nd and Strand, the GAC was first founded as the Centre on the Strand in 1968. At that time, the Junior League of Galveston County donated the building for use as an art education center. From 1971 to 1986 the Galveston Arts Center, under the Galveston County… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: (409)763-2403. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Winter Birding on the Texas City Dike

Presenter: Kristine Rivers, Birding for Fun Where: Wortham Auditorium, Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy No RSVP necessary If you haven’t birded the Texas City Dike during winter, you’re missing out on a real treat! While it may not be obvious at first glance, the dike and levee include a wide variety of coastal habitats, making the area attractive to a diverse assortment of bird species. We’ll discuss each of the habitats and the types of birds that find them appealing, then take a closer look at some of the winter migrants that can be found on or near the dike. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free *No RSVP Required. Contact: Alice: (409)771-3660. Thursday, February 13, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Friday, February 14, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Friday, February 14, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Galveston Pride Balcony Party

Famous Couples or Heartbreakers! Come party with The Galveston Pride Parade Committee as we raise funds to bring a parade back to our island while embodying a famous duo or heartbreaker. Celebrate on our balcony where all of the action of the parade starts. Balcony tickets include entrance into Mardi Gras Galveston gates, access to our own balcony overlooking the strand district, beats by a stellar DJ, and an over-the-top special show where you’ll want to TIP THOSE QUEENS!  Balcony parties feature a great view of Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar, and music. Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3326481/galveston-pride-balcony-party-2021-strand-214-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: $50.00 plus taxes & fees. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:30 AM. 2021 Strand St. For more info visit www.etix.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras! Galveston with VIP views of 3 parades, including the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade, and live entertainment on the main stage. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras Headquarters Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the Entertainment District included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music ,  3 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator *… Cost: Tickets: $47.25 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8556769/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-214-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2228 Strand St.

Party Gras! Procession

Watch the George P. Mitchell Honoree & special guests arrive to the Tremont House led by a brass band, kicking off the Friday night celebration. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Presentation

Presented by The Tremont House, Hotel Galvez, and Mitchell Historic Properties.  Award ceremony will be held in front of the Tremont House at 5:30pm followed by a cocktail reception and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Parade. Friday, February 14, 2020, 5:30 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Aquarius "Barn Bash" 2020

The biggest Mardi Gras party of them all at the Aquarius float Den. Enjoy the dance beat of "Funksion" from 7pm to 11pm. The popular bead toss begins at 9pm. Do not miss this evening of Mardi Gras revelry. No coolers please. Cost: $25 a person 21 and over. Contact: 409-789-4101 (Johnny). Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Aquarius Float Den 1519 31st St.

George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade

The George P. Mitchell Parade will begin at 7:00pm from The Tremont House with festive floats parading through the Historic Strand District on the kick off night of Mardi Gras! Galveston Friday, February 14, 2020. Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Krewe of Thalasar's Roaring 20's Mardi Gras Ball

Sometimes you want a quiet life, other times, we go a little bit Gatsby! Krewe of Thalasar cordially invites you to throw away your inhibitions to be as free and careless as they were in the Roarin' 20's! Have a VIP experience watching the Friday night parades from the balconies overlooking The Strand. Between parades, enjoy dinner, dance to great music, and tempt the crowd below with your best beads. Admission includes in-and-out privileges, Dinner, Drinks, and Balcony Access! Attire: Dressy, Cocktail/Mardi Gras attire or anything that screams the Roarin' 20's! *If you buy your Ticket February 6th or before: Your strand pass admission ticket is included with the purchase of your Ball ticket. The strand pass will be emailed separately, approximately a week before the event. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A SEPARATE STRAND PASS IF YOU PURCHASE A KOT BALL TICKET BY THIS DATE. Cost: $105.54. Contact: kreweofthalasar@gmail.com. Friday, February 14, 2020, 8:00 PM – Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 AM. The Trumpet Building 2217 Strand St. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade

Twirl your way through the streets of the Downtown Entertainment district Friday, February 14, 2020 for the 10th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade. This FREE event offers families, friends, corporate groups, organizations and individuals a chance to do a little dance, have a lot of fun and get down tonight.  Sponsored by The Galveston County Daily News. Check in the night of the parade and we will assign you and your team a number if you would like to enter the contest. The Who, What, Where, When..... Please enter at 22nd and Mechanic (Only) gates open at 5:00 PM. You will only receive FREE entrance at the 22nd & Mechanic gate. Captains check in at the front of the Electric Stage and we will give you your large group number. No wagons, strollers or coolers please Parade line up will begin at 6:30 PM Parade will start at 8:30 PM For groups being judged. Judging will take place at 23rd & Strand, judges will be on the balcony at the corner of 23rd & Strand The Hokey Pokey will be dance… Friday, February 14, 2020, 8:30 PM. Downtown 2300 Strand St.

Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade

The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street. Friday, February 14, 2020, 10:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Saturday, February 15, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Saturday, February 15, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Birding Field Trip to the Texas City Dike

February 15, Saturday, 8:30am – noon, Free Where: Meeting at the base of the Texas City Dike parking lot on left side near restrooms. No RSVP necessary Our local Galveston County Audubon Group welcomes Winter Texans and residents to participate in our monthly field trip. If you haven’t birded the Texas City Dike during winter, you’re missing out on a real treat! While it may not be obvious at first glance, the dike and levee include a wide variety of coastal habitats, making the area attractive to a diverse assortment of bird species. We’ll discuss each of the habitats and the types of birds that find them appealing, then take a closer look at some of the winter migrants that can be found on or near the dike. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free *RSVP Not Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown - (409)789-8125. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Texas City Dike Dike Rd. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Jolly Jester Jaunt - Official Mardi Gras! Galveston 5K

Join us for the 109th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston We call it the best day ever!! You receive with your registration a festival shirt, mardi gras themed item, and a cold beer at the finish! Wait, we go one step further a ticket to Mardi Gras that day is included. The schedule that day features 7 parades! No Run has more Fun!! Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-galveston-jolly-jester-jaunt-5k-registration-74465806231. Cost: $36 - $81. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Strand 2300 Strand St.

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, February 15, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras! Galveston with VIP views of 4 parades, including Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus Parades, and live entertainment on the main stage. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras Headquarters Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 4 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator *… Cost: Tickets $78.75 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6915863/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-215-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2228 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Kings Court Balcony

Get the royal treatment with a spectacular view of 4 parades, including Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus Parades, as they enter the Entertainment District. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and a full cash bar. Entrance into balcony is located at 2021 Strand (Across from Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! King's Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket 
 , Beautiful Trolley Station atmosphere and clean bathrooms , Live Music , Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade , Krewe of Gambrinus Parade 
 , 10th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade will display the ZANY spirit of Mardi Gras with decorative Golf Carts. Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into the designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. *The Trolly Building is handicap accessible, but to get… Cost: Tickets : $68.25 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6998221/mardi-graskings-court-balcony-party2021-strand-215-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2021 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party

Celebrate Mardi Gras! Galveston in true fashion with a VIP view of all 4 parades including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade and Krewe of Gambrinus Parade! Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the Entertainment District included in your Ticket , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 4 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator * Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7822740/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-215-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: $65.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7822740/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-215-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2217 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade

The annual parade will feature 60 units lead by our 2020 King & Queen and Royal Court. The parade will feature 11 Aquarius floats and 15 marching Bands. The Krewe's of Thalasar, Saints and Bacchus will parade with Aquarius. The 33rd annual Aquarius Seawall parade will once again wind its way down the seawall to 25th street where it will turn to downtown for trip down Mechanic and Strand streets. For the most and best beads do not miss this parade. visit www.kreweofaquarius.org. Contact: (409)789-4101 | johnnylidstone@yahoo.com. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 57th & Seawall to The Strand District 5700 Seawall Blvd.

Z Krewe Zestival 2 Balcony Party

Get above the jam-packed madness and prepare for the best Mardi Gras balcony party on the Strand held by Z Krewe of Galveston! We are in a fantastic location with one of the largest balconies available. The party price includes: A full open bar with premium liquor, water, coffee, and soft drinks, DJ and dancing, , Dinner and all-day snacks, , Entrance to the Strand. , Guaranteed time on the balcony, , Clean restrooms (no porta-potties), , Beads for sale. Cost: $140. Contact: zkrewe@gmail.com. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand St. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

9th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart

Why stop with a world record-breaking umbrella parade when you can have the Zaniest (DECORATED) Golf Cart Parade? This parade is another great chance for friends and family to get together and participate in this interactive display of the ZANY spirit of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Free Entertainment District entry to all participants of the parade. Register Online at: https://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/golf-cart-registration/. Cost: Register Online: https://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/golf-cart-registration/. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Krewe D'iHeartMedia Art Car Parade

Tune into this rockin’ parade as the Krewe D'iHeartMedia Art Car Parade cruises down the Strand! . Saturday, February 15, 2020, 3:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Krewe of Gambrinus Parade

King Gambrinus throws a party for 300,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws. Searchlights will “Light Up the Night” as the parade processes down Seawall blvd from 57th Street to 25th Street (Rosenberg Avenue), then heads North on Rosenberg Avenue as Gambrinus Goes to Town in the fabulous Mardi Gras! Galveston Entertainment district. Mechanic Street and The Famous Strand will be packed with revelers who will enjoy the 12 Lighted Floats and Marching Bands as well as many other entries. Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:00 PM. Seawall Blvd. 4500 Seawall Blvd.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Sunday, February 16, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Sunday, February 16, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.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, February 16, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

¡Experimenta la magia del carnaval! Galveston con vistas VIP de 2 desfiles, incluido el Desfile Fiesta Gras de la 1:00 PM y el Desfile Fiesta Gras de las 4:00 PM, y entretenimiento en vivo en el escenario principal. Las entradas al balcón incluyen entrada al Distrito de Entretenimiento, acceso al balcón con música y barra de efectivo completa. La entrada al balcón está en 23rd y Strand. Se aplicará la rotación del balcón, ¡todos tienen un turno! Puntos destacados de la fiesta: Entrada GRATUITA al distrito de entretenimiento incluido en su boleto , Impresionante vista del escenario Bud Light con entretenimiento en vivo , En el centro de toda la acción de Mardi Gras. , Música en vivo , 2 vistas de desfile Su boleto incluirá su entrada a la puerta y la entrada al balcón designado. Las fiestas en el balcón ofrecen una excelente vista de las festividades del Mardi Gras, el bar y la música. * Este balcón no es accesible para discapacitados * No hay ascensor *… Cost: Boletos/Tickets: 35.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5059603/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-216-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Sunday, February 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2228 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Fiesta Gras Parade #1

Join us for a day of celebration at the 4th Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston.  The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street. Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Mega 101 Fiesta Gras Parade

Join us for a day of celebration at the 4th Annual Fiesta Gras! Day at Mardi Gras! Galveston. The parade begins on Strand Street at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand Street to 25th Street, travels south on 25th Street to Ship’s Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship’s Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand Street. Sunday, February 16, 2020, 4:00 PM. Strand District 2300 Strand St.

Life Drawing Studio

In this self-guided drawing studio, we study the human figure in its natural state. Professional art models pose nude for short to progressively longer poses, from 1 minute gestures up to 30 minute studies. This is an artist-led activity, not an instructed class. Bring your own art supplies, and work at your own pace in your preferred medium. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Why Life Drawing Life drawing is a fundamental practice that trains the eye to observe and interpret the world around us. The human body is a complex object, requiring skill and subtlety to convey its form, movement and emotion. Techniques practiced in figure drawing, such as composition, spatial awareness, visual style and speed, can be applied to different subject matter within all the visual arts. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Art supplies are also available in our ArtWorks gift shop on the first floor. Our spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: Sara: (503)318-7922. Monday, February 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit galvestonlifedrawing.com.

Making a Way - Quilting in the African American Tradition

Did you know slaves escaped using maps stitched into quilts? Kids will leave with a paper quilt block from the Underground Railroad Quilt. Find out more with Sharon Gillins. Parents/grandparents are welcome! Click here for more upcoming Library events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Karen Stanley, kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, February 17, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Tour St. Joseph's Church

About the 1859 St. Joseph's Church  St. Joseph’s Church is the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church building in Galveston and was built by German immigrants in 1859. Now de-sanctified and managed by Galveston Historical Foundation, the gothic revival church is distinguished by its elaborately detailed coffered wooden ceiling, delicately painted wooden sanctuary, original pews and hand-carved altars. GHF preserves the building as a museum and makes it available as an event venue. Previous artists who have performed here include The Trishas, Joe Pug, Ian Moore and more. More Info: 1859 St. Joseph Church. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)765-7834. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 1859 St. Joseph's Church 2202 Avenue K. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Ceramics Studio Class

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.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. Ceramics Studio is an ongoing program;  enroll any time.  Work at your own pace, and use your Class Passes as you go. (Passes are good for up to 4 months from date of purchase.) About the Instructor Cristal Aldrete holds degrees in Ceramics, Psychology and Counseling from University of North Texas… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $20. Contact: (409)763-2403. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

It's Time for a Makeover! Understanding Avian Plumage Variations

Presenter:  Kristine Rivers.  In this interactive presentation, we'll discuss the reasons for avian plumage variations, how molting can affect identification; and color changes of bills, lores, legs, and feet.  Bring your favorite field guide if you would like to practice your identification skills Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Monarch Butterflies: Each One Counts

Presenter:  Author and naturalist Cindy Price.  Attendees will enjoy Cindy’s presentation which includes the Monarchs’ natural history, North American conservation status, current migration map, and the importance of the “Texas Funnel” and the I-35 milkweed restoration project.  Cindy writes and films the nature photography for The Urban Naturalist series of books.  She also writes the nature column for Life is Good magazine.  Cindy is a long-time Texas resident. She received her Master Naturalist training from the Houston Arboretum.  She is also a Master Gardener and has been raising Monarch butterflies for 25 years. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP Required: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Moody Gardens Conservation Series: Peru Penguin Field Work

Peru is the world’s largest producer of guano with more than 21,000 tons harvested from the Chinchas each year.  Most of the high nutrient guano comes from Cormorants, Pelicans and Boobies, but a smaller colony of Humboldt Penguins in Punta San Juan also contribute to this Peruvian Government coordinated harvest.  Moody Gardens’ Biologists have participated in field surveys to monitor the activities of the guano harvesters to minimize impacts to the penguins, fur seals, sea lions, and myriad other birds using this habitat.  Population surveys are another important aspect to these periodic field projects as they only happen when the accumulation of guano is deemed sufficient to justify the harvest. *RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown (409)7898125. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Moody Gardens Aquarium Pompano Room 1 Hope Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Printmaking Studio Class

With Amber Kaiser | For ages 14 to Adult In this three-week session, you will have the opportunity to design and screen print custom holiday greeting cards, and also try simple and creative block printing methods to create your own handmade gift-wrap. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. TUITION All basic materials provided; advanced material recommendations come with instruction. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $75. Contact: (409)763-2403. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Seaside Chats, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. These presentations take place on Wednesday evenings in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. out in the Galveston community. Our host site changes from year to year. Presentations are free and last for one hour. Our speakers include sanctuary staff and guests from partner organizations. , Anyone is welcome to attend, but presentation style is most suited to those in middle school and above. No need to RSVP, just drop in and enjoy. , We are happy to provide continuing education credit for teachers and attendance verification for students and Master Naturalists. , When technology allows, we offer webinars of each presentation so people can participate remotely. Cost: Free *RSVP Not Required. Contact: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Waterfront Pavilion at TAMUG 200 Seawolf Parkway. For more info visit flowergarden.noaa.gov.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

The Story of Jean Lafitte in Galveston 1817-1820

Presenter: Lou Graves MacBeth of the Laffite Society. The Laffite Society of Galveston was formed in 1994 and continues to research the life and times of Jean Laffite.  Laffite was one of the most enigmatic figures of early nineteenth century American history.  Who was this man that spawned romantic novels, mysteries, and pirate lore?  He seemed to provide just enough facts to make his story interesting and more than enough secrets to make it a challenge to study him.  Between 1817 and 1820, Laffite established and maintained a 1,000-man privateering headquarters in a town he called Campeche, right here on Galveston Island.  His 36-month stay here involved drama, political intrigue, and helped shape early Texas history.   The crew that stayed after Laffite left will be discussed along with stories of searching for treasure.  An interesting and fun look at one of Galveston’s most famous residents. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to… Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604 *RSVP Required. Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Friday, February 21, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Friday, February 21, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party

Continue celebrating Mardi Gras! Galveston and toss beads from above! Relish in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment and 3 parades! Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket ,  Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5930030/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5930030/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 AM. The Strand 2228 Strand St.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Continue celebrating Mardi Gras! Galveston and toss beads from above! Relish in the good times with VIP viewing of live entertainment and 3 parades! Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras Headquarters Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment ,  In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator *… Cost: Tickets: $47.25 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6851147/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2228 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Kings Court Balcony Party

Get the royal treatment with a spectacular view of 4 parades, including Mystic Krewe of Aquarius and Krewe of Gambrinus Parades, as they enter the Entertainment District. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and a full cash bar. Entrance into balcony is located at 2021 Strand (Across from Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! King's Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket 
 , Beautiful Trolley Station atmosphere and clean bathrooms , Live Music , Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Parade , Krewe of Gambrinus Parade 
 , 10th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade will display the ZANY spirit of Mardi Gras with decorative Golf Carts. Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into the designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. *The Trolly Building is handicap accessible, but to get… Cost: Tickets $42.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8364881/mardi-graskings-court-balcony-party2021-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6:00 AM. 2021 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party

Celebrate like a QUEEN as you throw beads to the revelers below and enjoy a royal view of 3 parades as they roll down the Entertainment District. Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the Entertainment District included in your Ticket , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3182938/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: $45.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3182938/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-221-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2217 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Z Krewe Zestival 3 Balcony Party

Get above the jam-packed madness and prepare for the best Mardi Gras balcony party on the Strand held by Z Krewe of Galveston! We are in a fantastic location with one of the largest balconies available. The party price includes: A full open bar with liquor, water, coffee, and soft drinks, DJ and dancing, Dinner and all-day snacks, Entrance to the Strand. Guaranteed time on the balcony, Clean restrooms (no porta-potties), Beads for sale. Cost: $100. Contact: zkrewe@gmail.com. Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand St. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Danny Weber Memorial Fire Truck Parade

We want to say thank you to all First Responders and Military Personnel for their service with FREE admission into Mardi Gras! Galveston on Friday, February 21st. Please show your badge or Military ID at the gate to gain access for yourself + plus one additional guest! Danny Weber, Sr. was a lifelong Galvestonian who spent over 30 years in the Galveston Fire Department as he worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming Fire Chief. After he retired, still wishing to serve the community he loved, he ran for City Council, serving three terms as the District 5 Representative. Danny was a devoted family man and a good friend to all who knew him. This parade is dedicated to Danny because of his love for his community, fire department, and Mardi Gras! Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Krewe Babalu 15th Annual All Krewe Parade

Come watch the 15th Annual parade. This parade is packed with more beads per foot than any other. See it twice. Once from Mechanics Row and then from the Strand. Come load up on beads!!! Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Krewe de Yaga's Parade

Only the most irie vibes will be heard from this Krewe. Rounding out the second Friday night of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2020, Krewe da’ Yaga’s makes its return with a parade full of Yaga’s Café family of the past, present and future. This is one not to be missed. Board shorts and flip flops required! Want to ride? Please Email: Sarah Spak sspak@yagaspresents.com for more information. Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 2300 Strand St Galveston, Texas.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Saturday, February 22, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Saturday, February 22, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Krewe d’Esprit Rosaire Parade

The parade begins at 27th Ave O and goes down 27th to the Seawall turns on Seawall down seawall to 31st street down 31st street to Ave M down Ave M to 27th street where there will be food vendors, drinks(for sale) and music for dancing immediately after the parade. Come out and celebrate with your family and friends as we parade in the neighborhood. Lots of royalty, bead throws, special throws, cheer leader groups, color guard, boats, dancers and of course marching bands. Come out and enjoy the festivities. At Jack Johnson Park, immediately following parade, the “Yard Party” will begin! More bead throwing, more music and food and drinks for sale and plenty of FUN! Come out and join us for a day full of family-friendly outings. Contact: Valerie Clouser, 713-494-9746. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seawall Blvd. 2828 Seawall Blvd.

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, February 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll as you revel in everything Mardi Gras! Galveston. View 4 parades including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade and live entertainment from the main stage! Balcony tickets include entrance into the entertainment district, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance is on Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced everyone gets a turn. Krewe of Babalu Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 3 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4064235/krewe-of-babalu-balcony-party2228-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: $78.75 plus taxes & fees. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00 AM. The Strand 2228 Strand St.

Mardi Gras! Headquarters Balcony Party

Experience the magic of Mardi Gras! Galveston with VIP views of 6 parades, and live entertainment on the main stage. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras Headquarters Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket , Impressive view of the Bud Light Stage with live entertainment , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 6 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator * Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4922740/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: $78.75 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/4922740/mardi-grasheadquarters-balcony-party2228-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2228 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Kings Court Balcony Party

Wrap up the 109th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston the best way possible, like a KING! Get the royal treatment with a spectacular view of 3 parades, including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, as they enter the Entertainment District. Balcony tickets include entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony with music and full cash bar. Entrance into balcony is located at 2021 Strand (Across from Hendley Market). Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras! Kings Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the entertainment district included in your Ticket 
 , Beautiful Trolley Station atmosphere and clean bathrooms 
 , Live Music , 6 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. *The Trolley Building is handicap accessible, but to get out to the Balcony, there are a few steps to take*… Cost: Tickets: $63.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6227894/mardi-graskings-court-balcony-party2021-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2021 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party

Celebrate like a QUEEN as you throw beads to the revelers below and enjoy a royal view of 6 parades as they roll down the Entertainment District, including the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade. Balcony tickets include entrance to the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day with music and full cash bar. Entrance to balcony is on 23rd & Strand. Balcony rotation will be enforced- everyone gets a turn! Mardi Gras! Queen’s Court Balcony Party Highlights: FREE entrance into the Entertainment District included in your Ticket , In the center of all the Mardi Gras action , Live Music , 6 Parade Views Your ticket will include your gate admission and entrance into designated balcony. Balcony parties feature a great view of the Mardi Gras festivities, cash bar and music. * This balcony is not handicap accessible * There is not an elevator * Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2623989/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: Tickets: $65.00 plus taxes & fees https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2623989/mardi-grasqueens-court-balcony-party2217-strand-222-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:00 AM. 2217 Strand St. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Z Krewe Zestival 4 Balcony Party

Get above the jam-packed madness and prepare for the best Mardi Gras balcony party on the Strand held by Z Krewe of Galveston! We are in a fantastic location with one of the largest balconies available. The party price includes: A full open bar with premium liquor, water, coffee, and soft drinks, DJ and dancing, Dinner and all-day snacks, Entrance to the Strand.  Guaranteed time on the balcony, Clean restrooms (no porta-potties), Beads for sale. Security is on the premises and you can come and go from the party to explore the Strand as you wish. Party hours are from noon through 12:00 midnight.  Please note: You MUST BE 21 to attend this party. IDs will be checked. Cost: $150. Contact: zkrewe@gmail.com. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 12:00 PM – Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00 AM. Jockusch Building 2025 Strand St. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Krewe of WHO? Processional

Don't miss the Krewe of WHO? Processional, February 22nd at 1pm in the downtown Strand district. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Z Krewe 26th Z Processional

The annual Zanie Procession is held through the Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street. Hundreds of Zanies throw their "best beads" to the crowds. The parade features bands, military units and zany revelers from other clubs, and is led by Big Daddy and Big Momma followed by King and Queen Zanie and their royal Zoots and Zaftigs. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Mix 96.5 Parade

Mix 96.5 Parade will feature floats, marching bands, bead throwing and more!  The parade begins on Strand at 20th Street, proceeds west on Strand to 25th, travels south on 25th to Ship's Mechanic Row, then proceeds east along Ship's Mechanic Row to 20th Street, and north along 20th Street to Strand. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Parade

Let the good times roll through Galveston Historic Strand District along Mechanic Street from 25th to 20th and back up the Strand. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Strand District 2314 Strand St.

Bumpin' Bus Parade

Presented by Jay Carnes and The Carnes Funeral Home, in memory of S.C. Inman, III. Grammy-nominated hip-hop legend Bun B will serve as Grand Marshall of the all-new Bumpin' Bus Parade on Saturday, February 22, at 5:30 p.m. which will feature more than 20 decked-out party buses proceeding through downtown Galveston. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Downtown Galveston Strand St.

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade

The Knights of Momus is Galveston’s oldest and largest Mardi Gras Krewe dating back to 1871 on Galveston Island.  This years’ Momus parade is sure to entertain young and old alike with colorfullyl themed floats, marching bands, dignitaries, and lots and lots of Mardi Gras beads!   Parade starts at 23rd and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 20th Street, left on 20th to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum. More information at www.knightsofmomus.com. Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 25th & Seawall to the Strand District Galveston, TX 77550.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Sunday, February 23, 2020. Multiple Locations. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Sunday, February 23, 2020. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.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, February 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

A Cat’s Eye View Balcony Party

$25 per person. 4 and under free. Day of at balcony $35 per person The Galveston Humane Society’s (GIHS) 22nd Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras parade will host the 5th Annual “A Cat’s Eye View” parade viewing party on the balcony of Trolley Station Building.  This party gives you prime viewing of three family fun parades: The Shriners Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade, our Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade and the Children’s Parade.  This year we have added additional “fun” family activities.  A Cat’s Eye View Balcony Party Highlights Light appetizers, 1 free drink ticket, a cash bar and music , Puts you in the center of the Mardi Gras action , Kids activities including face painting and kids art area , Allows you to view all 3 Sunday parades , A Cat’s Eye View of the fabulous Barkus & Meoux parade featuring area pets, many in their Mardi Gras attire! The Parade and Viewing Party are not only fun, but they raise money for our community support programs, including Spray/Neuter… Cost: $25.00 plus taxes & fees. Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2021 Strand.

Firefighters Children’s Parade Balcony Party

Join us inside the Mardi Gras! Galveston Head Quarters Balcony to celebrate the 16th Annual Firefighters Children’s Parade.  Tickets are $15 and include entrance to the balcony party with a cash bar for purchase of beverages and beads. All proceeds go to the Firefighter Children’s Parade.  Come watch all the action from above and have some fun throwing beads to the children below!  Purchase your ticket today Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3127844/firefighters-childrens-parade-balcony-party2228-strand-223-galveston-mardi-grasgalveston?country=US&language=en. Cost: $15.00 plus taxes & fees. Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2228 Strand St.

Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade

Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade! Bring out the entire family for a day full of fun at Family Gras.  The Shriners Hospitals for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade will begin at 12:00pm with festive floats and Shriners Clowns and Mini-Cars! Sunday, February 23, 2020, 12:00 PM. 2300 Strand St.

Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade

The 21st Annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Mardi Gras Parade is set for Sunday, February 23rd. Registration and check-in will begin at noon at Pier 21 (21st and Harborside Drive); with the parade commencing at 1:30pm at 20th & Harborside Drive. Parade Marshals are “Gerry Cat” and his “mom” – Concetta Maceo-Sims. Both were honored as the 2018 PAWS Gala’s Elite Pet and Elite Pet Owner. For those eager to enter their favorite pet in the Pet Costume contest, it will be held from 12:15 -1:00 pm on the Pier. Winners will be announced and ribbons awarded prior to the start of the parade. Again, this year, pet lovers have a choice: Bring your pet and participate in the 21st annual Parade or enjoy watching all the frivolity and festivities at the 4th Annual "A Cat's Eye View" Parade Viewing Party from the balcony (2nd floor) of the Trolley Station Building, 20th & Strand. Not only will parade watchers get to enjoy the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade, which begins at 1:30 pm, but attendees will also get to see the Shrin… Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:30 PM. Downtown Galveston 2300 Strand St.

Mardi Gras Children’s Parade

Local firefighters and first responders host a parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston with decorated floats and costumed kids. The parade begins at 25th and Santa Fe Place, South on 25th, East on Postoffice, North on 19th Street, West on Strand, Parade ends 25th & Strand. More details at www.childrensparade.org. . Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM. Downtown Galveston 2300 Strand St.

Life Drawing Studio

In this self-guided drawing studio, we study the human figure in its natural state. Professional art models pose nude for short to progressively longer poses, from 1 minute gestures up to 30 minute studies. This is an artist-led activity, not an instructed class. Bring your own art supplies, and work at your own pace in your preferred medium. Easels and drawing boards are provided. Why Life Drawing Life drawing is a fundamental practice that trains the eye to observe and interpret the world around us. The human body is a complex object, requiring skill and subtlety to convey its form, movement and emotion. Techniques practiced in figure drawing, such as composition, spatial awareness, visual style and speed, can be applied to different subject matter within all the visual arts. Artists are invited to bring their own materials and supplies. Art supplies are also available in our ArtWorks gift shop on the first floor. Our spacious, well-lit studio is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $15. Contact: Sara: (503)318-7922. Monday, February 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit galvestonlifedrawing.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Tour 1838 Michel B. Menard House

About the 1838 Michel B. Menard House One of the founders of the City of Galveston, Michel B. Menard arrived in Texas in 1829. He was born near Montreal in 1805 and entered the fur trading company of John Jacob Astor at the age of 14. Menard arrived in Nacogdoches in the 1830s and began speculating in Texas land. Because land was only granted to Mexican- born Texans at that time, many of Menard’s land deals were made by Juan Seguin, a Mexican citizen who eventually fought under Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. Seguin purchased 4,600 acres at the eastern end of Galveston Island on behalf of Menard in December 1836. With this claim, Menard formed the Galveston City Company with Samuel May Williams and other prominent Texas businessmen in 1838. Galveston was incorporated a year later. The house, built in 1838 and the oldest on the island, is in the Greek revival style. The furniture and furnishings, with few exceptions, all date from the first half of the 19th century (1800-1850s). They are of the… More Info: 1838 Michel B. Menard House. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)765-7834. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 1838 Michel B. Menard 1604 33rd St. For more info visit www.galvestonhistory.org.

Ceramics Studio Class

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.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. Ceramics Studio is an ongoing program;  enroll any time.  Work at your own pace, and use your Class Passes as you go. (Passes are good for up to 4 months from date of purchase.) About the Instructor Cristal Aldrete holds degrees in Ceramics, Psychology and Counseling from University of North Texas… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $20. Contact: (409)763-2403. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

East End Lagoon Nature Preserve Trail Walk

Join GINTC staff/volunteers for a nature walk at the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. As you explore the Preserve, you will learn about the unique habitats that encompass it and view a variety of birds that depend on the Preserve for food and shelter. *RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown (409)7898125 Join GINTC staff/volunteers for a nature walk at the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. As you explore the Preserve, you will learn about the unique habitats that encompass it and view a variety of birds that depend on the Preserve for food and shelter. Directions will be emailed prior to the activity. RSVP required at GalvestonNatureTourism.org. About Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council’s (GINTC) mission is to connect people with Galveston’s natural environment. GINTC provides leadership for efforts to make the Island’s natural resources accessible to people in a manner that will… More Info: East Beach. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: (409)789-8125. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. East End Lagoon Nature Preserve Boddeker Dr. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

Kiwanis Club of Galveston Fat Tuesday Balcony Party

Close out the Galveston Mardi Gras celebration while supporting the local youth of Galveston. The Galveston Kiwanis Club, a hard-working service organization, will host our 6th Annual Balcony Party, hosted for the 6th straight year, by Justin Stapleton, KPRC News and Weather Personality, during the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Annual Fat Tuesday Parade.  You will be in the center of the action, with the balcony located at the corner of 23rd Street and Strand, overlooking the historic Strand parade route and Saengerfest Park. Your $25 ticket comes with gourmet, handmade pizzas from Yaga’s Café along with King Cake and the awesome view.  Cash Bar! All proceeds go directly to support the Galveston Kiwanis Club sponsorships of the youth on Galveston Island.  Purchase your tickets online only.  Beads will be available for purchase from the Club for your total experience.  Be sure to purchase our 6th Year Commemorative Medallion bead!  For questions contact Donna Graham, Kiwanis Past-President, by emailing graham… Cost: $25.00 plus taxes & fees. Contact: graham.dj@gmail.com | 832-577-2957. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 2228 Strand St. For more info visit www.etix.com.

Mardi Gras! Galveston

If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. The island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 14 – Fat Tuesday, February 25 is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, parades, balcony parties and several elegant balls. For details, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com. About Mardi Gras! Galveston Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, was first publicly observed on Galveston Island in 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell. The… Summary: If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2020, grab some beads and hit the beach. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Multiple Locations Galveston, TX. For more info visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

Aquarius "Fat Tuesday" Parade

Annual "Fat Tuesday' parade presented by the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius. The all Krewe event in the final hours of Mardi Gras 2020 features over 50 units  including  8 marching bands. This parade is a Galveston Favorite. Contact: 409-789-4101 (Johnny). Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Downtown Galveston/Strand District 2502 Market St.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Moody Gardens Conservation Series: Rainforest Conservation Summary

The Moody Gardens Rainforest was the original iconic pyramid structure and continues to showcase the dynamic tropical rainforest ecosystem in a scale that’s rarely possible outside the tropics.  The diversity of plants and animals found in tropical rainforest ecosystems relies on complex inter-species associations that are increasingly unbalanced with the activities of humans.  Field conservation projects around the world are devoted to discovering, monitoring, restoring, conserving and protecting species, communities and even entire habitats from irreparable change.  Come listen to Moody Gardens’ Biologists present how our work here in this 1-acre slice of tropical rainforest in Galveston is touching natural spaces around the globe through species-focused field conservation projects. RSVP Required - https://www.galvestonnaturetourism.org/winter-nature-program/ Questions - Julie Ann Brown (409)789-8125. More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: Free *RSVP Required. Contact: Julie Ann Brown: (409)789-8125. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Moody Gardens Pompano Room 1 Hope Boulevard. For more info visit www.galvestonnaturetourism.org.

What's All That Jazz About?

Clever listening games, live music, dramatic storytelling, group participation, and humorous demonstrations to lead the audience through a highly interactive and entertaining program presented by Shenole Latimer to introduce colorful and expressive American music known as jazz. Recommended for ages 4-10 and their families. Free of charge. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Printmaking Studio Class

With Amber Kaiser | For ages 14 to Adult In this three-week session, you will have the opportunity to design and screen print custom holiday greeting cards, and also try simple and creative block printing methods to create your own handmade gift-wrap. Bring sketches and/or reference material for the first session of each class. TUITION All basic materials provided; advanced material recommendations come with instruction. All levels welcome; no experience necessary.  All techniques can be applied without advanced drawing skills. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Cost: $75. Contact: (409)763-2403. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Seaside Chats, NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. These presentations take place on Wednesday evenings in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. out in the Galveston community. Our host site changes from year to year. Presentations are free and last for one hour. Our speakers include sanctuary staff and guests from partner organizations. , Anyone is welcome to attend, but presentation style is most suited to those in middle school and above. No need to RSVP, just drop in and enjoy. , We are happy to provide continuing education credit for teachers and attendance verification for students and Master Naturalists. , When technology allows, we offer webinars of each presentation so people can participate remotely. Cost: Free *RSVP Not Required. Contact: Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Waterfront Pavilion at TAMUG 200 Seawolf Parkway. For more info visit flowergarden.noaa.gov.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Master Naturalists

All day coastal wetlands specimen petting zoo (insects, shells, grasses and other natural wonders) brought to you by the Galveston Bay Area Texas Master Naturalists, followed by a 3pm presentation about the Bay Area's wetlands and wildlife. A Galveston Reads program. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Saturday Stories

Come enjoy stories handpicked and read by a member of the Children's Department! Click here for more upcoming events - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: kstanley@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Enjoying Seashells Forever

Enjoy that Seashell Forever! Have you ever wanted to relive that moment of finding your favorite Sea Shell on the beach? In Lana Loveland's watercolor workshop, she will show you easy to learn techniques that will make that special shell come alive! Bring some of your favorite shells. Lana will bring her shell collection to use too. From beginners to advanced welcome. Minimum class size two. Maximum eight.  Sign up soon as this class is limited! Reservations and payment required no later than 4:00 p.m. February 28. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

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, February 29, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

"An American in Paris"

February at The Grand concludes in grand style with the beautiful and romantic production – An American in Paris, Saturday, February 29 for two performances at 3pm and 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. An American in Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable city – with each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of WW II. Winner of four Tony Awards® this musical play - inspired by the 1951Academy-Award®-winning film of the same name - opened on Broadway in 2015, following a special engagement in Paris. An American in Paris is a dazzling combination of ballet and Broadway - showcasing spectacular choreography. Romance… Adventure... Gershwin… Who could ask for anything more?  Look forward to your favorite Gershwin songs – including  I Got Rhythm, Liza, S Wonderful, and Stairway to Paradise.  Don’t miss this grand show!  This… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2020-an-american-in-paris. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Pure joy! Saturday, February 29, 2020, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

"An American in Paris"

February at The Grand concludes in grand style with the beautiful and romantic production – An American in Paris, Saturday, February 29 for two performances at 3pm and 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. An American in Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable city – with each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of WW II. Winner of four Tony Awards® this musical play - inspired by the 1951Academy-Award®-winning film of the same name - opened on Broadway in 2015, following a special engagement in Paris. An American in Paris is a dazzling combination of ballet and Broadway - showcasing spectacular choreography. Romance… Adventure... Gershwin… Who could ask for anything more?  Look forward to your favorite Gershwin songs – including  I Got Rhythm, Liza, S Wonderful, and Stairway to Paradise.  Don’t miss this grand show!  This… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2020-an-american-in-paris. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Winner of four Tony Awards® and inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, this exquisite production features your favorite Gershwin songs, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “’S Wonderful,” and “Stairway to Paradise.” Pure joy! Saturday, February 29, 2020, 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, March 1, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! Check out other upcoming events here - http://rosenberg-library.evanced.info/eventcalendar.asp. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: FREE. Contact: Heather Owens, Children's Librarian. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library.evanced.info.

Free Fitness Sessions

FREE Fitness Sessions are open to all and do not require membership in OLLI.  OLLI at UTMB welcomes all those 55 and over to participate in Free Fitness sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 9 to 10 AM (50 weeks a year) at 4700 Broadway, Suite B101.  Sessions offer seated low impact fitness activities.  All props and weights required are provided by OLLI.  There is no charge and no pre-registration is required.  You can drop in for a single session, attend every week, or participate occasionally at your convenience.  All sessions are free!  WALK A MILE no matter what the weather—All are welcome to enjoy walking the indoor, climate-controlled walking track available at the Island Community Center Monday-Friday.  Go at your own pace for a mile or any part of a mile to stay fit and have fun. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Campus, 4700 Broadway, (enter lobby and go left following the signs to OLLI) RSVP: Phone 409.763.5604 or email olli@utmb.edu. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)763-5604. Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. 4700 Broadway Suite B101. For more info visit www.utmb.edu.

For the Good of the Family

A drama in two acts by George Douglas Lee.  A family reunion becomes a fraught affair as Jack and Virginia’s son can’t resist bringing up the subject of the effect his profoundly disabled sister had on his childhood.  The discord leads to an astonishing revelation. Performances: March 6th, 7th, & 14th, 2020 Benefiting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) About the Moody Mansion Restored to its turn of the century splendor, the 28,000 square-foot, four-story structure was completed in 1895. Today, our guests visit 20 rooms on a tour that depicts the home life of a powerful Texas family. The Moodys established one of the great American financial empires. Based on cotton, it grew to include banking, ranching, insurance and hotels. W.L Moody Jr. bought the home from the heirs of the original owners soon after the great hurricane of 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Moody and their four children celebrated the first of more than eighty Christmas seasons in the house in December of that year. The… More Info: Moody Mansion. Cost: Free. Contact: (409)762-7668. Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Moody Mansion 2618 Broadway Avenue J. For more info visit www.moodymansion.org.