NASA’s future role Jan. 4. The Future Role of NASA will be Johnson Space Center Deputy Director Mark Geyer’s topic when he speaks in UH-Clear Lake’s Garden Room from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, as part of the university’s Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs “Visions in Our Midst” Distinguished Speaker Series. Free and open to the public
Folk, jazz and swing Jan. 11. The six members of Bumper Jackson will kick off the new year at UHCL’s Bayou Theatre with Appalachian folk music, New Orleans jazz and Texas Swing, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. For information, call 281-283-2065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UHCL registration. Returning students can register for classes online for the spring 2018 semester until Jan. 12. Late registration runs from Jan. 13-23. Classes begin Jan. 16. Visit www.uhcl.edu/academics for course schedules or registration.
Welcome Neighbors Jan. 18. Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 18 at Bay Oaks Country Club for a luncheon and program. For luncheon reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie at email@example.com or call 281.333.3055.
Rodeo Style Show Jan. 19. The NASA-Clear Lake-Friendswood Go Texan Committee will host its 52nd anniversary Rodeo Style Show and Luncheon with a Fire and Ice theme from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at NASA’s Gilruth Center on Space Center Boulevard. Lunch catered by Grazia Italian Kitchen, live and silent auctions and music by the Mambo Jazz Kings. For ticket information, call Lisa Gurgos, 281.450.0833.
BAGS meets Jan. 27. Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley will discuss his book, Swabbed and Found, documenting how he found his birth family using DNA tests, genealogical programs and investigative skills at the 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 meeting of the Bay Area Genealogy Society in the University Baptist Church chapel on the first floor, 16106 Middlebrook Drive.
Gardeners meet Feb.1. Gardeners by the Bay meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Building 3, corner of Seafoam and Buccaneer, for a program on “Balance in Garden Design.”
CLEAR LAKE SHORES
Farmers Market open. The Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market at 1020 Marina Bay Drive in Clear Lake Shores is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Comedy starts Jan. 5. The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will present the funny farce, Funny Money, Friday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 28, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and $6 for students 12 and under. For reservations, call 281-337-7469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman’s Gala Jan. 20. The Friendswood Chamber will hold its 53rd Annual Chairman’s Gala from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Hope Village Ballroom. For information and reservations, visit www.friendswoodchamber.com or call 281-482-3329.
Chamber luncheon Jan. 4. The Friendswood Chamber will host its Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 in the Green Event Center. For reservations, call 281-482-3329 or visit www.friendswoodchamber.com The next monthly luncheon will be Thursday, Feb. 1, also at the Green Event Center.
At the Grand Jan. 20-21. The ever popular Oak Ridge Boys are coming back to Galveston’s 1894 Grand Opera House for two shows — Saturday/Sunday, Jan. 20-21. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice St., by calling 409.765.1894, 1.800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com
Yachty Gras kickoff Jan. 27. Yachty Gras will launch its 2018 festivities with its Kickoff Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Sundance Grill in Waterford Harbor, followed by the 19th annual Grand Night Boat Parade at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, beginning in the Seabrook Channel and continuing past the Boardwalk. For information, visit www.yachtygras.com or call 713-882-4040.
Special HYC event Jan. 17. World renowned yachting photographer Sharon Green will present a retrospective of her work at the Houston Yacht Club Wednesday, Jan. 17. The event, from 6 to 10 p.m., will have a cash bar and start with a buffet dinner, followed by a social hour before she speaks. Payment will be club charges and cash only. No credit cards.
Commodore’s Ball Jan. 20. Houston Yacht Club members will honor their new commodore at the annual gala at the club Saturday, Jan. 20. For reservations, members should call 281-471-1255.
Chamber luncheon Jan. 12. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry will deliver the State of the County Address at the League City Regional Chamber Luncheon Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Center. Cost is $25 for members. For reservations, call 281-338-7339.
Quasar Banquet Jan. 26. Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership will honor Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at its annual Quasar Banquet, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom.
Mystery on tap Jan. 12. The Clear Creek Community Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 28 with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 281-335-5228.
Comedy on tap Jan. 26. Pasadena Little Theatre, 4318 Allen-Genoa Road, will present Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 11. on the Main Stage with curtains at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations, go online at www.pasadenalittletheatre.org/ or call 713-941-1758.
Chamber banquet Jan. 25. The Pearland Chamber will host its annual banquet and awards dinner Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2320 Hatfield Road. A reception will kick off the event, followed by dinner, entertainment, and award presentations. For reservations, contact Cheryl Kepp, 281-485-3634.
LYC Ladies lunch Jan. 20. The Lakewood Yacht Club Ladies Association members will install the 2016 officers at their 11:30 a.m. installation luncheon Friday, Jan. 20 at the club.
Commodore’s Ball Jan. 28. Lakewood Yacht Club members will honor their new commodore at the annual gala at the club Saturday, Jan. 28, starting at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 281-474-2511.
Hilarious drama at COM Jan. 25. The Community Theatre at College of the Mainland will present the offbeat, hilarious musical murder mystery, Lucky Stiff, Thursday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 11, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range in price from $11 to $23. For reservations, call 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8345.
CCISD Livestock Show. The 26th annual Clear Creek ISD Livestock Show and Auction will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at 2155 W. NASA Parkway. For information, call 281-284-0111 or email Jbuford@ccisd.net