Meeting at Seabrook library to focus on impact of plastics

Oct. 20

Coach Steve Collazo, pastor of First Baptist Church High Island, shares a message about fall sports during the October Friendswood Community Prayer Breakfast.

Where: Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood

When: 6-7:30 a.m.

Details: Collazo has served as director of Southeast Texas Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past 12 years.

RSVP to steve.n.martin@sbcglobal.net.

Price: $5

Info: Byron and Carol Fulk, 713-408-4785

Oct. 21


Sci-fi, fantasy book club meets

The Clear Lake Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club gathers the first and third Thursdays of each month to review what members have been reading.

Where: Online

When: 7 p.m.

Details: Call Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, 832-927-5420, for a Microsoft Teams invitation.

Price: Free

Info: .hcpl.net/branch/clear-lake-city-county-freeman-branch-library.

Info: www.hcpl.net/events/47693 and www.hcpl.net/events/47692.

Women’s ministry group welcomes Smashing Pillars founder

Samuel Ramos III, founder and president of Smashing Pillars International, leads worship during NASA Aglow Lighthouse’s October meeting at Praise Chapel.

Where: 18516 Texas 3

When: 10 a.m.

Details: Ramos’ ministry includes work in prisons, churches and homes.

Price: Free

Info:
lorenenieto@yahoo.com or nasaaglow74@gmail.com

Oct. 21


Expert talks trash, sounds alarm about plastic pollution

Kelly Martin, Texas coastal outreach coordinator for Stopping Plastics and Litter Along Shorelines, or SPLASh, discusses the impact of plastics on the environment and outlines solutions for a cleaner planet during an Evelyn Meador Branch Library program.

Where: Online

When: 1 p.m.

Details: Registration is required. A link to join the Teams meeting will be sent via email.

Price: Free

Info:
www.hcpl.net/events/48220

Oct. 22


UHCL lecture series considers ‘Carmen,’ cardiac care

Lecturers take a look at the world’s most popular opera and reveal useful suggestions for post COVID-19 heart health during University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education program.

Where: Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

When: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Details: Learners explore the terminology and conventions of opera and examine how they are used to create Bizet’s “Carmen” at 9:30 a.m. Then at 11 a.m., Dr. Mohammed Shalaby presents “Post Pandemic Moves for a Healthy Heart.”

Price: $18-$44

Info:
https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/FridayCE

Oct. 22-24


Oom-pah-pah! German festival returns

Organizers of the 39th annual Island Oktoberfest promise plenty of polka music and German libations upon the event’s post-pandemic return to historic downtown Galveston.

Where: 2415 Ave. G, Galveston

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Details: German costumes are encouraged. Proceeds benefit First Lutheran Church’s community outreach programs.

Price: Free

Info:
www.galvestonoktoberfest.com, 409-762-8477 or www.facebook.com/IslandOktoberfest.

Oct. 23


Experts, kids team up for Saturday morning catch

Staff members from Brazoria County Parks Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife share their expertise and encouragement with young anglers during Kids Fishfest at Bass Pro Shops Pearland.

Where: 1000 Bass Pro Drive, Pearland

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Details: Participants are invited to cast their lines in the stocked pond at Bass Pro Shops. Poles and bait will be provided, but registrants also can bring gear from home.

Price: Free

Info: Mike Mullenweg, 979-864-1152 or mikem@brazoria-county.com


Chili fest honors first responders

Area businesses dial up the heat in honor of fire fighters, police officers and EMS personnel during League City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural chili cook-off at Walding Station.

Where: 100 Perkins Ave.

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Details: The winner will be featured in an upcoming cookbook by Walding Station’s Gary Walding.

Price: $15

Info:
www.LeagueCityChamber.com

Oct. 24


Blood center’s donor coach stops at Clear Lake church

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center accepts donations during a mobile drive at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church.

Where: 17503 El Camino Real

When: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Details: Bring a mask and photo ID.

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