I.M.P.A.C.T. Inc. presents the D.I.V.A.S. 7th annual woman’s conference Jan. 8-9 at the Bay City Service Center, 2105 Avenue M. Friday doors will open at 6 p.m. with a speaker at 7 p.m. from Crossroads Community Church, Lady Katrina Hartwell. Saturday doors will open at 8 a.m. with Sistah II Sistah prayer at 9a.m., lunch at noon, and speaker, Lady Laura Cooks from the Evangelistic Restoration Church. Pre-registration is $20. Late-registration is $25 at the door
VV Future Leps Basketball
The Van Vleck Future Leps Youth Basketball Program will host their Meet the Team/Coach Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Van Vleck High School Gym. The players participating from 9-10 a.m. will be PreK-1st grade girls, and PreK-Kinder boys, from 10-11 a.m. will be 1st-2nd grade boys, 11 a.m.-noon will be 2nd-3rd grade girls and 3rd grade boys, and noon-1 p.m. will be 4th-6th grade boys and girls. Players should be notified by their coaches during the week of the program.
BC Nature Club
The Bay City nature Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Birding and Nature center Clubhouse. Special guest speaker May Ann Weber will be there with all her fine feathered friends. Refreshments will be served.
Rock the Block
January’s theme is “Chillin’ Time!” Join the fun in historic downtown Bay City from 5-7 p.m. with live music and food trucks while the downtown stores and restaurants remain open late just for you!
BBQ and Auction at the Palacios Recreation Center in Palacios. For more information, call 979-533-3304.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” Dance
The “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Dance starting will start at 7 p.m. Jan 16 at the USO building. Attire is Holiday Semi-Formal. Tickets are $10 per person pre-sale, $15 per person at the door or $50 for a table of 8.
A Bridal Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Columbia Lakes Country Club. The event will be free admission and open to the public. The runway show will be at 1 p.m. For more information, call Esther Lara 979-345-6161.
Texas All-Star Wrestling
The Brazoria Heritage Foundation will host a Texas All-Star Wrestling (TASWrestling.com) event on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Lloyd Thomas Gym, 205 N. Nevada, Brazoria. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the first of six matches beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce or by reservation, call Bob Schwebel at 979-236-0241. Adults are $15; Students 6-18 years $10 or under six years free. Food and drinks will be available.
MLK Committee of Matagorda County will honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a theme of “Continuing Forward in Unity” Saturday, Jan.16, with a “Silent Unity March” at 10 a.m. at MLK Blvd and Avenue C along with a MLK Program at Linnie Roberts Elementary from 1-4 p.m.
93rd Annual Chamber Banquet
Beginning at 6 p.m., the Bay City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will host the 93rd Annual Chamber Banquet at the Bay City Civic Center. The 2016 Man and Woman of the Year and Teacher of the Year will be announced at this time. For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Irene Bishop at 979-245-8333.
Wild Game and Wine Camo Fest
Camo Fest, a festival celebrating Matagorda County’s bounty of hunting and the gateway to the great outdoors. Will include a beast feast, kids games and music. Rain or shine! Event will take place in Downtown Bay City, Ave G, starting at 1 p.m.
AARP Local Chapter 1398
AARP Local Chapter 1398 meets the fourth Monday of each month at the Bay City Service Center. The 2016 Kick-off Meeting will be held Monday, January 25 at 2 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Isabel Rodriguez, Associate State Director of Advocacy & Outreach -Houston. AARP Local Chapter 1398 is a gathering place for people whose diverse interests and experience are united in a shared spirit of fellowship through service. New members are always welcome. Come join us!
Winter Texan Chili Dinner
Palacios Chamber of Commerce Winter Texan Chili Dinner at the K of C Hall in Palacios. For more information, search www.palacioschamber.com.
Crisis Center Chicken Fried Steak Dinner
Fundraiser at the K of C Hall in Bay City. For more information, call 979-245-9105.
The Deutschburg Seafood Dinner fundraiser by the Deutschburg Community Club will be Jan. 30 at the Deutschburg Community Center in Deutschburg on FM1862.
5th Annual Winter Gala at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. For more information, call 361-972-2446.
Daddy/Daughter Date Night
The Daddy/Daughter Date Night will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the USO Building in Bay City.
Mommy/Son Date Night
The Mommy/Son Date Night will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the USO Building in Bay City.
Quickbooks “Hands-On” Workshop
Quickbooks “Hands-On” Workshop Sat. Feb. 20 from 9 am to 4 pm at Business Development Center (1900 5th Street) in Bay City. $99 person includes “hands-on” instruction, refreshments, light lunch and certificate of completion. Must prepay to register, limited seating. Call (979)320-4085 for information.