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SUNDAY

Wonderkids Classes

Parkway Church, Rooms 203 and 204.

4802 John Stockbauer Drive

Designed for children and youth with special needs. Ages 2-10 meet from 9:30-11 a.m.; ages 11-18 meet at 11 a.m.

Contact: Email krisiti@parkwayvictoria.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Faith Family Church, choir room

2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

9-10 a.m.

Contact: 361-652-8137

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Pine Street Community Center, behind the old Southwestern Bell building.

803 Pine St.

6-8 p.m.

A safe and supportive environment in which to discuss experiences, provide temporary relief from the cares and worries of day-to-day problems, and develop methods and skills for solving problems. Childcare provided with phone reservation.

Contact: Jill O'Neill at, 361-571-7299, 361-570-6114 or jilloneill@esc3.net; Annette Gant at 361-212-5113, 361-894-7283 or gantangels46@suddenlink.net; Crystal Perales at 361-489-1339 or crystalperales23@yahoo.com

MONDAY

Greater Victoria Toastmasters

First Victoria Bank, mezzanine level

101 S. Main St.

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Contact: Gerry Wyant at 361-576-1863.

Victoria Boulevard Lions Club Meeting

Grapevine Cafe

110 Medical Drive

6-7 p.m.

Contact: Harvin Suggs, president, at 361-574-9591.

Divorce Care

Faith Family Church

2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

7 p.m.

Contact: Adam Harris at 361-573-2484, Ext. 10.

Young-at-Heart

Baptist Temple Church

1804 N. Laurent St.

2-4:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-573-9157.

Kiwanis Club of Victoria Meeting

Sky Restaurant

236 Foster Field Drive

Noon-1 p.m.

New members are welcome.

Contact: Terry Blevins at 361-573-6451 or terrylynn@suddenlink.net

Celebrate Recovery Classes

Parkway Church cafe

4802 John Stockbauer Drive

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-572-8340 or blowrey2002@msn

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

Moody Street entrance

8:30-10 a.m.

Contact: 361-572-0523 or 361-578-1205.

Mom's Day Out

Baptist Temple Church

1804 N. Laurent St.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-573-9157

Living Courage Support Group

Mid-Coast Family Services

120 S. Main, Suite 310

2-3 p.m.

For female survivors of family violence who have been affected by physical or emotional abuse, either past or present.

Contact the Family Violence Department at Mid-Coast Family Services to sign-up: 361-575-7842

Knit Happens

Hobby Lobby Classroom

5:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information, call Parkway Church at 361-572-8340 or email becky@parkwayvictoria.org.

Divorce Care for Men

Parkway Church

4802 John Stockbauer Drive

Church offices facing Salem

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-572-8340 or becky@parkwayvictoria.org

AARP Tax District Meeting

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contact: Grace Faulkner at 361-649-1106.

Wii Bowling

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

9:30-10 a.m.

If you are 60 or older, come join in on the fun and fellowship while you Wii Bowl.

Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

Melinda Rogers, with Comfort Keepers, sponsor the event.

Open House for South Texas Children's Home Ministries Family Counseling

303 E. Airline, Suite 4

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served, and the event is come and go. Join STCHM staff as they celebrate the grand opening of their new, larger office suites that will help them continue to provide quality, Christian counseling at no charge to individuals, couples and families.

Contact: 361-575-5151

Victoria County Genealogical Society Meeting

First Christian Church, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St.

6-8 p.m.

Christmas Party with a Mexican Buffet served. A free will donation will be taken benefiting the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. Entertainment will be provided by Jack Motley and Jackie Salas. 2012 membership dues may be paid at this event.

TUESDAY

Woodmen of the World Lodge 3694

Golden Corral

5102 N. Navarro

6:30 p.m.

Contact: Bobby L. Clark at 361-578-5066 or 361-652-0084

The Gabriel Project

101 W. Convent St.

6:30 p.m.

An evening of prayer, learning and fellowship about The Gabriel Project.

Contact: 1-866-627-9243

American Legion No. 166 and Auxiliary Meeting

American Legion Hall

Covered dish meal, 6:15 p.m.; meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Winnie McCarrell at 574-8939

Lavaca County Retired Teachers Association Meeting

First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

207 S. Dowling, Hallettsville

9:30

Free

The Rev. Tommy Chen, of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hallettsville, will be the guest speaker. All retired school personnel and guests are welcome

Contact: Irene Cerny at 361-594-3185

Surfing the Internet

Workforce Solution Golden Crescent Computer Lab

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn how to find and use websites for a job search. Registration required by phone or online at victoriapubliclibrary.org. For more information, contact the Victoria Public Library at 361-485-3302.

Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

10-11 a.m.

Ginger Watkins, with Victoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, will sponsor the event.

Blood Pressure Checked

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

Earline Walters, with Accolade Hospice, will sponsor the event.

Wii Bowling

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

11:30 a.m.

If you are 60 or older, come join in on the fun and fellowship while you Wii Bowl. Sponsored by Esmeralda Robles, with Retama Manor Victoria South.

Gulf Bend Center Board of Trustees Meeting

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100

Noon-2 p.m.

Contact: 361-582-2309.

Living Courage Support Group

Mid-Coast Family Services

120 S. Main, Suite 310

2-3 p.m.

For female survivors of family violence who have been affected by physical or emotional abuse, either past or present.

Contact the Family Violence Department at Mid-Coast Family Services to sign-up: 361-575-7842.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

3002 Miori Lane

6-7:30 p.m.

Meet at 5:45 p.m., group starts at 6 p.m. Consumers do not have to be diagnosed, taking meds., or in recovery to attend.

For more info, call 361-578-3935.

WEDNESDAY

Port Lavaca American Legion Post 167

IBC Bank conference room on North Virginia Street in Port Lavaca

7 p.m.

Contact: 361-534-8217 or 361-484-0779.

Blind Courage Support Group

Victoria Mall Community Room

7802 N. Navarro St.

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Your care provider or family member is welcome to accompany you.

Contact: Debbie Ross at 361-573-2424 or Donna Munsch at 361-580-1998.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry

First United Methodist, Room 1

814 N. San Antonio St., Port Lavaca

Noon-1 p.m.

Bring needles, hooks and yarn.

Contact the church Monday through Thursday at 361-552-7434.

Financial Peace

Parkway Ministry Center

6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Parkway Church at 361-572-8340 or email becky@parkwayvictoria.org.

Divorce Care for Women

Parkway Church

4802 John Stockbauer Drive

Church offices facing Salem

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-572-8340, or becky@parkwayvictoria.org

Self-Guided Computer Training

Victoria Public Library

302 N. Main St.

9-11 a.m.

Enhance your skills with more than 110 different tutorials.

Visit victoriapubliclibrary.org or call the Victoria Public Library at 361-485-3302.

Christmas Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

The employees from Lyondell Basell are sponsoring the event.

Blood Pressure Checked

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

Norma Crockett, with Health Force Home Health Care, will check blood pressures for free.

EZ Exercises

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

10:30-11 a.m.

A representative from Homewood will lead the low-impact exercises.

Senior Christmas Luncheon

Both Victoria County Senior Citizens Centers

4009 Halsey St. and 603 E. Murray St.

11 a.m.

For age 60 and older. Sponsored by Lyondell-Basell. Cade Middle School Cheerleaders will be servers at the event.

B.Y.K.O.T.A.

First Baptist Church

301 N. Glass St.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bring your sack lunch and join us for a time of fellowship and sharing.

Weight Watchers in Port Lavaca

Best Western Inn

2202 State Highway 35, Port Lavaca

5:30 p.m.

Contact: Pat Babb at 361-576-4705.

THURSDAY

Victoria Meditation Group Unitarian Universalist Church

1701 E. Crestwood Drive

7 p.m.

Contact: Lisa DeVries at lisa.devries@victoriacollege.edu or 252-367-2589; Barbara Allen-Lampley at barbaramcgatlin@yahoo.com or 361-575-5755.

Faith Toastmasters

Faith Family Church

2002 E. Mockingbird Lane

7-8:30 p.m.

Contact: 361-576-1863.

Life Impact Church Ladies Meeting

1603 Port Lavaca Drive

7 p.m.

All ladies and young girls are welcome. Childcare is limited.

Celebrate Recovery

Faith Family Church

2002 Mockingbird Lane, enter at front left of building

6 p.m. free meal, 7 p.m. main lesson, 8-8:40 p.m. open share small groups.

Contact: Pastor Leonard Johnson at 361-652-8137.

Victoria Lions Club Meeting

Sky Restaurant

Noon

For more information, call 361-578-4003.

Community Blood Drive

700 Main Center

8-11 a.m.

City of Victoria Community Blood Drive on Thursday and Friday, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center mobile unit on site, advance registration required by calling 361-485-3109 or 361-485-3500.

Bible Study

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

9-10 a.m.

Lee Fernandez will teach a non-denominational Bible lesson.

Computer Class | Web-based Email

Workforce Solution Golden Crescent Computer Lab

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Establish a free Web-based email account. Prerequisite: Introduction to the Internet

Registration is required by phone or online at www.victoriapubliclibrary.org.

For more information, contact the Victoria Public Library at 361-485-3302.

Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

10-11 a.m.

Esmeralda Robles, with Retama Manor Victoria South, will sponsor the event.

Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

10-11 a.m.

D'Anna Robinson, with Excel Complete Home Health Care, will sponsor the event.

FRIDAY

Single Adult Ministry

Faith Family Church

2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, 7 p.m.

A night of free worship and fellowship at 7 p.m. Area single adults are encouraged to attend. Childcare is provided.

Contact Adam Harris at 361-573-2484 or aharris@ffc.org.

The Victoria Wright-Patterson Mahjongg Club

1 p.m.

Beginners are welcome.

Call 361-575-1344 for location.

Community Blood Drive

700 Main Center

8-11 a.m.

City of Victoria Community Blood Drive, South Texas Blood and Tissue Center mobile unit on site. Advance registration required by calling 361-485-3109 or 361-485-3500.

Friday Genealogy | Using a USB to store Genealogy

Victoria Public Library

9-11 a.m.

A two-part program to inform and assist genealogy researchers. Registration is required. Register by phone or online at victoriapubliclibrary.org.

For more information, contact the Victoria Public Library at 361-485-3302.

EZ Exercise

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

603 E. Murray St.

9:30-10 a.m.

Rita Williams, with Warm Springs Specialty Hospital of Victoria, will lead low-impact exercises.

Bingo

Victoria County Senior Citizens Center

4009 Halsey St.

10-11 a.m.

JP Lumpkins, with Texan Nursing and Rehab West, will sponsor the event.

Free Clothing Give-Away

Boaz Lodge

1004 S. Navarro St.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Contact: Wilma Edwards at 361-576-4748.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Victoria Mall

7802 N. Navarro St.

9:30-10 a.m.

Contact: 361-576-1944 or Gary Moses at 361-573-2853.


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