April Events

Clear Lake
Plant sale April 5. Gardeners By the Bay will hold their annual plant sale Wednesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in Building 3 behind Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16635 El Camino Real.  For information, call 281-474-5051 or visit http://gbtb.org

25th Anniversary April 6. Bay Oaks Country Club Women’s Association members will celebrate their 25th anniversary at a luncheon Thursday, April 6, at the country club, starting with a champagne reception at 10:30 a.m. and High Tea Luncheon honoring BOWA’s past presidents.

Mercury here April 7. Mercury-The Orchestra Redefined will present “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert, played on instruments from the Baroque period at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7 in the UH-Clear Lake Bayou Theatre. Tickets are $10 or $6 for UHCL students. For tickets and for more Cultural Arts events, visit www.uhcl.edu/culturalarts or call 281-283-2065.

CIS fun events April 10. Communities in Schools-Bay Area will host two major fundraisers at Bay Oaks Country Club Monday, April 10 — its 8th Annual Keep Kids In School Golf Tournament, alongside its 6th Annual Raise Your Glass to CIS Wine Tasting. Golf registration is at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 11 a.m., followed at 3 p.m. with the Raise Your Glass Wine Tasting. For information, contact Hillary Gramm at 281-486-6698 or at hillaryg@cisba.org

Springoree April 13. Space Center Rotary will host its annual Springoree Thursday, April 13, at the Palms Event Center, 15301 Gulf Freeway, with a Havana Nights theme, starting with a cocktail party at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 for an evening of music, excitement and fun. The public is invited. For tickets, contact Nancy Anderson at nlanderson61@gmail.com or call her at 832-434-2894.

Welcome Neighbors April 20. Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club (www.bawnc.org), a  will meet Thursday, April 20 at Bay Oaks Country Club for a program and luncheon. For more information or to make reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie – membership@gmail.com or call 281.333.3055.

Space Gala April 28. The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement  Foundation Gala honoring NASA Associate Administrator Dr. John Grunsfeld, a former astronaut, will be held Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. For tickets, visit www.rnasa.org

Comedy on tap. The comedy I Hate Hamlet  is now playing in Bay Area Harbour Playhouse’s Topside Theatre and continues weekends through Sunday, April 9, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. It will be followed by George Washington Slept Here April 28-May 21.For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 281-337-7469 or email bareahp@comcast.net

El Lago
Garden club meets April 13.  The Dig ‘n Design Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 13, at the El Lago Community Center, 411 Talloweed Drive. For information, call Bernie Eisenbarth at 281-326-2666.

Laughs ahead April 8. Greater Tuna is an irreverently hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It plays at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. April 9 at the 1894 Grand Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. Then, get ready for an evening of singing, dancing in the aisles and groovin’ to the greatest tunes of the ‘60s, as performed by The Midtown Men at the Grand Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice St., by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com

Job Fair April 19. Workforce Solutions will host the 12th annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd. Employer participation free. Registration required. Visit www.wrksolutions.com or call 1-888-469-5627.

Pet-A-Palooza April 29. Pets will be in the spotlight at Pet-A-Palooza — fun family and canine event in the courtyard of First Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, featuring a variety of canine contests such as Best Pet Hairstyle, Best Costume, and other fun pet and pet owner events. The church is on Winnie Street between 24th and 25th Streets – in historic downtown Galveston. Music by the popular Pee Wee Bowen Band.

League City
CCEF style show April 2. The Clear Creek Education Foundation Fashion Show, with high school juniors modeling fashions from Dillard’s Baybrook and Lenny Matuszewski as the producer, will be held Sunday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz Dealership. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online www.clearcreekeducationfoundation.org

Hazardous waste event April 8. A household hazardous waste collection event for Galveston County residents is scheduled April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gulf Greyhound Park, located at 1000 FM 2004 in La Marque. League City, Dickinson and Keep Dickinson Beautiful are hosting the event. Items accepted include fertilizers, pesticides, batteries, pool chemicals, paint related materials, thermometers, automotive products, tires (six max.), white goods (free of Freon), electronics, fluorescent bulbs and paper for shredding. Unaccepted items: business/commercial waste, medical waste (pharmaceuticals, needles, radioactive waste, PCBs, dioxins, ammunition, explosives, compressed gas cylinders (small propane accepted), smoke detectors, and household trash. Additional information is available at www.leaguecity.com/hhw

Celebration April 29. The annual Lighthouse Christian Ministries Celebration will be held Saturday, April 29 in Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway. For invitation, visit www.lighthousecm.org/celebration

Music Festival May 5-6. The popular League City Music Festival and BBQ will be held Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, in Walter Hall Park with the BBQ Cookoff Friday at 4 p.m , the Vintage Village Fair Parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and lots of great music. Tickets on sale now at the website, http://lcmusicfest.com/

Nassau Bay
Winners perform March 24. The Clear Lake Symphony will feature the six winners of the Annual Youth Concerto Competition presenting an evening of music Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium at 18220 Upper Bay Road. Advance tickets, which are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and up and $8 for students, may be purchased (cash or checks only) at Clear Lake at Eye Trends, 515 Bay Area Blvd, Suite 300.  For more information, call Eye Trends at 281-488-0066 or visit the website, www.clearlakesymphony.org

Comedy on tap April 7. The Clear Creek Community Theatre will present the hilarious romp, The Fox on the Fairway, Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 23 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 281-335-5228.

Free tax help. Experienced AAPR tax-aide volunteers are at the Webster Recreation Center, 311 Pennsylvania Ave., to offer free tax aid, answer questions and help residents file their 2016 income taxes electronically now through Monday, April 17. Hours of Operation are Mondays, 9-5; Tuesdays, 10-2; Wednesdays, noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 – 1.

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