January 19th (3-6pm) – Kendra Gives Back Trunk Show – Do some jewelry shopping during the Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. In conjunction with National Mentoring Month, Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters has been mentoring the youth of Galveston County since 1975. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest one-to-one mentoring organization in the country. Kendra Scott Friendswood will sell items directly to customers in the lobby of the hotel. Sales staff will accept cards only, no cash will be accepted. This will take place at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston.
January 20th (8:30am) – Polar Plunge – You’re invited to the Special Olympics Texas Annual Polar Plunge! Recruit your friends, grab a costume and come out to support our athletes in the Gulf Coast area. Raise a minimum of $60 in donations ($30 if under 18) from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for plunging into the Gulf. Thank you for your support! Together we promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people. For more info go to facebook.com/events/854555438035991.
January 21st (1-4pm) – Galveston Winter/Spring Wedding Show – Top area wedding professionals will welcome brides-and-grooms-to-be to Galveston’s historic Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O. Brides and grooms in all stages of the wedding planning process can check out local options for catering, wedding dresses and bridal party attire, flowers, photography, music, wedding planning, bartending services, wedding entertainment and more, all in one of the most stunning wedding venues on the island. Admission is free. Make sure to check out www.facebook.com/galvestonweddings.
January 28th (11am-3pm) – The Lyceum of Galveston Bridal Show – This is a one stop shop for all couples getting married! They will be showcasing caterers, cakes, photographers, DJ’s, florists, wedding gowns and tuxedos, hair and makeup specialists, Ministers, Wedding Planners and more. There is great prize giveaways every hour with 2 grand prize awards of his and her wedding bands and a $300 Visa gift card. You’ll be able to sample great food and cakes while you shop for your vendors. This will be held at The Lyceum, 2401 Winnie St., Galveston. For tickets go to eventbrite.com.
February 22nd (8am-3:30pm) – Women in Industry Conference 2018 – Do you know about high-paying careers in the petrochemical industry? The Women in Industry Conference is a day for women to learn more about top careers in the petrochemical industry, develop career strategies, discover success stories from experts in the field and enhance your partnerships by networking with other women seeking the same success. This will be held at Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd. Tickets are at eventbrite.com. Breakfast and lunch provided. Tickets are $10.
March 3rd (1-8pm) – Conservation Beer Olympics – Watch or compete as teams battle it out on Galveston Beach in a series of games to be crowned “Conservation Beer Olympic Champions.” All products used in games will be biodegradable or recyclable to help protect the environment and marine animals, so come join Sea Wanderer for some fun. Games include Ultimate Beer Pong, Steinhoisting, Turtle Crawl, Ice Cube Tray, and Water Balloon Dodge Ball. There will lots of food too. This will be held at 61st St. on the beach. To enter as a team go to eventbrite.com. It is free to watch as a spectator. Beer tickets will be available for sale.
March 3rd (12 noon-8pm) – Lone Star World Record Pub Crawl – Join your neighboring local bar friends and help break the Guinness world record pub crawl! Help to put Galveston in the Guinness World Record Books and be apart of this amazing event. Many participating local bars are involved and have some great activities planned throughout the day. Upon registration, you will receive your rules for the event and a world record Lone Star t-shirt. For more info go to facebook.com/events/513026069063203.