Bay Area Church Blood Drive

The Cradle of Texas chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program presents a spring course for prospective trainees.

Or: In line

When: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Details: In-person excursions are planned for Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park, Sea Center Texas and more.

Price: $150

Information:
txmn.org/tmncot/training/intern-training

Until July 10


The exhibition pays tribute to the WASPs of the Second World War

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

Or: 11551 Aerospatiale Avenue.

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

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

Price: $12 to $18

Information:
www.lonestarflight.org

February 9 and 16


Introduction to Judaism Meets Virtually

Congregation Shaar Hashalom, Rabbi Stuart Federow, leads a discussion on Jewish beliefs regarding God, the nature of man, life, death, sin, sacrifice and more during a weekly Judaism class .

Or: In line

When: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Details: Open to the public, the course is mandatory for those wishing to convert to Judaism at Shaar Hashalom.

Price: $72

Information:
[email protected]

February 10


Women’s Worship Group Gathers

NASA’s Aglow Lighthouse welcomes community members to its February meeting at Praise Chapel.

Or: 18516 Texas 3

When: 10am-12pm

Details: The group usually meets on the second Thursday of each month.

Price: To free

Information: Lorene Kelling, 281-853-4262 or [email protected]


Competitors for the County’s Best Office Sharing Platforms

Candidates vying for the Harris County judgeship meet voters and answer questions at a forum hosted by the Sagemont Civic Club and other homeowner associations at The Gardens.

Or: 12001 Beamer Road

When: 6:30 p.m.

Details: Democrats Erica Davis, Ahmad Hassan and Georgia Provost as well as Republicans Herbert Bolanos, Warren Howell and Randy Kubosh are expected. All candidates from both parties were invited.

Price: To free

Information:
[email protected]


A focus group examines various religious traditions

St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church welcomes community members for conversations with spiritual leaders from diverse backgrounds during its “Epiphanies of Respect” series.

Or: 18300 Upper Bay Road

When: 6-7 p.m.

Details: A representative from the Unitarian Universalism church will join the discussion on Feb. 3, and Rabbi Matt Cohen from a Reform Judaism temple will be the group’s final guest on Feb. 10.

Price: To free

Information: Reverend Mike Stone, [email protected]


Need IT support? Experts offer troubleshooting assistance

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library staff answer questions about desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, digital tablets and more during weekly Tech Q&A meetings.

Or: 16616 Diana Alley

When: 10:15 a.m. to noon

Details: Reservations are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome, weather permitting. Online and telephone appointments are also available.

Price: To free

Information: 832-927-5420

February 11th


GRW welcomes gubernatorial candidates

Former State Senator Donald Huffines and retired Lt. Col. Allen West answer questions during the Galveston Republican Women Candidates Forum at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Or: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston

When: 5:30 p.m.

Details: Galveston County treasurer candidates Hank Dugie, Janet Hoffman and incumbent Kevin Walsh are also expected to attend.

RSVP by February 7 to Tina Kirbie, [email protected] or 713-504-0301

Price: $35-$38

Information: www.galvestonrepublicanwomen.com.

12 February


Turtle Race, fun race to benefit Alvin Schools

Community members, parents, students and staff cheer on adopted plastic turtles in Mustang Bayou as part of the annual Alvin Independent School District Education Foundation 5K and 1K Turtle Race at National Oak Park.

Or: 118 S. Magnolia Street

When: Kids 1K at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; and turtle race at noon

Details: Proceeds benefit Alvin ISD students, teachers, and paraprofessionals through innovative teaching grants, campus grants, and scholarships.

“Last year, over 12,000 turtles were adopted. We hope to exceed that number this year,” said Sheila Olson, executive director of the foundation.

Prizes include a $1,500 travel voucher, a $1,000 shopping spree and a $500 gift card.

Price: Turtle adoption, $5; race registration, $15 to $30

Information:
www.alvinisd.net/turtlerace.

February 13


Blood Center Donor Coach Stops at Clear Lake Church

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

Or: 17503 Real Path

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

Details: Bring a mask and photo ID.

Price: To free

Information:
commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/340561

February 14th


Harris County Master Gardeners Share Spring Vegetable Tips

Home horticulturists learn how to prepare soil, use fertilizers and select the best vegetable varieties for the Houston area at a Green Thumb conference presented by Houston Community College and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Or: In line

When: 10am-11.30am

Details: Registration at www.hccs.edu/community-learning-workshops is required.

Price: To free

Information:
hcmga.tamu.edu

February 15


Needleworkers gather at the Freeman Library

Hobbyists gather to work on knitting, crochet and embroidery projects at the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library.

Or: 16616 Diana Alley

When: 10am

Details: While participants are happy to help others through the difficult parts of a project, the club is not intended as an instructional class.

Price: To free

Information:
hcpl.net/events/52860.

Harris County Master Gardeners Share Spring Vegetable Tips

Home horticulturists learn how to prepare soil, use fertilizers and select the best vegetable varieties for the Houston area at a Green Thumb conference presented by the Harris County Public Library and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Or:
www.facebook.com/harriscountypl/events

When: 11am-12pm

Details: No registration required.

Price: To free

Information:
https://bit.ly/3ufJYYJ.

February 16 and 23


The library introduces the basics of web design

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

Or: In line

When: 2:15 p.m.

Details: During the second lesson, the instructor will answer students’ questions on their websites. Entrants must have access to an email address. Registration is mandatory.

Price: To free

Information:
www.hcpl.net/events/53442 and www.hcpl.net/events/53444.

February 16


ACC Nursing Program Hosts Accreditation Site Review

Community members share their feedback on Alvin Community College’s Associate of Nursing degree program with a team from the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education.

Or: Science/Health Sciences Building, 3310 Mustang Road, Alvin

When: 3 p.m.

Details: Written comments may be submitted to Dr. Marsal Stoll, CEO, Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education, 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326. Comments may also be emailed to [email protected] acenursing.org.

Price: To free

Information: 281-756-5630 or www.alvincollege.edu/DNA

February 22

School pensioners meet

Pasadena-area school’s retired employees to gather for ‘in-person’ meeting

Where: Asbury United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 5354 Space Center Blvd., Pasadena

When: 9:30 a.m.

Details: If you are recently retired from one of the surrounding school districts, please consider attending our meeting. All are welcome.

Information: Message [email protected]

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