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Blood drive set at Bay Area church

The Texas Master Naturalist Program’s Cradle of Texas Chapter presents a spring course for prospective interns.

Where: Online

When: 6-9 pm

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

Price: $150

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

Through July 10

Exhibit honors WASPs of WWII

Lone Star Flight Museum’s “Fly Girls of WWII” highlights the contributions of the 1,830 Women Airforce Service Pilots who served in the experimental training program.

Where: 11551 Aerospace Ave.

When: 10 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; noon-5 pm 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, these aviators were wings 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 WASPs were granted veteran status. In 2010, they received the Congressional Gold Medal.

Price: $12-$18

Info: www.lonestarflight.org

Feb. 9, 16

Intro to Judaism meets virtually

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

Where: Online

When: 7:30-9 pm

Details: Open to the public, the class is required for those who wish to convert to Judaism at Shaar Hashalom.

Price: $72

Info: adulted@shaarhashalom.org

Feb. 10

Women’s worship group gathers

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

Where: 18516 Texas 3

When: 10 am-noon

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

Price: Free

Info: Lorene Kelling, 281-853-4262 or nasaaglow74@gmail.com.

Contenders for county’s top office share platforms

Candidates vying for the position of Harris County judge voters and answer questions during a forum presented by Sagemont Civic Club and other homeowners associations at The Gardens.

Where: 12001 Beamer Road

When: 6:30 pm

Details: Democrats Erica Davis, Ahmad Hassan and Georgia Provost as well as Republicans Herbert Bolanos, Warren Howell and Randy Kubosh are scheduled to attend. All candidates in both parties have been invited.

Price: Free

Info: sagemontcc@gmail.com

Discussion group examines diverse faith traditions

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

Where: 18300 Upper Bay Road

When: 6-7 pm

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

Price: Free

Info: The Rev. Mike Stone, rector@sttaec.org

Need IT assistance? Experts offer troubleshooting help

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

Where: 16616 Diana Lane

When: 10:15 am to noon

Details: Reservations are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome as time allows. Online and phone appointments are also available.

Price: Free

Info: 832-927-5420

Feb. 11

GRW welcomes gubernatorial candidates

Former State Sen. Donald Huffines and retired Lt. Col. Allen West answer questions during Galveston Republican Women’s candidate forum at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Where: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston

When: 5:30 pm

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

RSVP by Feb. 7 to Tina Kirbie, rkirbie@comcast.net or 713-504-0301

Price: $35-$38

Info: www.galvestonrepublicanwomen.com.

Feb. 12

Turtle race, fun run benefit Alvin schools

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

Where: 118 S. Magnolia St.

When: Kids 1K at 8:30 am; 5K at 9 am; and turtle race at noon

Details: Proceeds benefit Alvin ISD students, teachers and paraprofessionals through Innovative Teaching Grants, campus grants and scholarships.

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

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

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

Info: www.alvinisd.net/turtlerace.

Feb. 13

Blood center’s donor coach makes a stop 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 am-1 pm

Details: Bring a mask and photo ID.

Price: Free

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

Feb. 14

Harris County Master Gardeners share spring vegetable tips

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

Where: Online

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