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Artist Boat Offers Two Special Birding Tours This Spring
Explore Galveston and Bolivar
during Peak Bird Migration
Local non-profit conservation organization Artist Boat is
pleased to present two Birding Tours, led by Director Karla Klay:
Bolivar Flats and High Island Birding Tour on Friday, April 21, and
the Galveston Island Birding Tour on Saturday, April 22.
Karla Klay has over 15 years of birding experience on the
Texas Gulf Coast and has led many birders through swamp and marsh in search of that rare
Each tour runs from 8am-5pm and include bus transportation, breakfast and lunch, and
binoculars for viewing. The price is
$150 per person. To reserve your spot or for more
information call 409.770.0722.
Rosenberg Library
Museum Book Club Spring 2017 Selection
Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce its selection
for the Spring 2017 Museum Club series: Caught in the
Revolution by New York Times bestselling author Helen
Rappaport. The book
was chosen because
2017 marks the 100
anniversary of the
Russian Revolution,
an ideal occasion to
reflect back on this
extraordinary historical
As recounted by
British historian,
author, and actress
Helen Rappaport,
chaos was erupting in
St. Petersburg, Russia
in the spring of 1917.
Inhabitants of the city
at that time included
not only Russians
but foreign diplomats, journalists, businessmen, medical
workers, and wealthy expatriates. These foreign nationalists
wrote letters and kept diaries, recording the events they
witnessed as the drama surrounding them unfolded.
Drawing on these rich accounts Rappaport paints a startling
picture of what life was like for those living in Russia during
this tumultuous and uncertain time.
The first meeting of the Spring Museum Book Club will
take place on Wednesday, April 12 from Noon-1pm, and
a second session will be held on Thursday, May 18 from
Noon-1pm. The Museum Book Club will meet in the
McCullough Room located on the library’s 2nd floor. Light
refreshments are provided at all sessions.
Caught in the Revolution is available as a hard copy at the
library and as an e-book from bibliotheca Cloud Library.
Visit or call 409.763.8854 ext.
115 for additional information or to register.
Celebrate Easter with
West Isle Presbyterian Church
West Isle Presbyterian Church invites you to join them in this
year’s Easter celebrations.
On April 13 at 7pm, Maundy Thursday Communion Service will
be held, which provides the opportunity to experience the Last
Supper as one of the Apostles.
Then on Easter Sunday (April 16), West Isle will hold an Easter
Sunrise Praise Service at 7am; Easter Worship Service and
Children’s Sunday School at 10:30am; and their 50th Annual Easter
Egg Hunt for kids of all ages at 11:30am.
West Isle Presbyterian Church is located at 13724 Stewart
Road (at 12 Mile Road) in Galveston. For more information call
409.737.9611 or visit
Book Signing
at Galveston
On Saturday, April 15 from 2pm-4pm,
Galveston Bookshop will host a book
signing with Susan P. Baker and
her new stand-alone mystery and
suspense novel set in Galveston.
Galveston attorney Dena Barlow
Armstrong has outlined a future for
herself and her children, independent
of the controlling men in her life. Her husband Zack constantly
pushes Dena to turn over her inheritance to him, while her law
partner and cousin Lucas controls both her money and her career.
Just as Dena begins to achieve her goal of independence,
someone emerges with very different plans for her. Unaware of
the danger she faces, Dena lives each day as a wife, mother, and
attorney. Then one day, when her husband is out of town, the
stranger lurks in her garage, waiting until she and the children go
to bed...
Born in Galveston, Susan P. Baker is the author of five novels,
Ledbetter Street
, and two nonfiction books including
Murdered Judges
. She served as a district court judge in Galveston,
Texas, from 1991 until 2002.
Birding Tour image by Lynn Smith
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