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First Lutheran Church
Launches New Program
“Get Better Together”
Beginning on June 6, First Lutheran Church will
offer the Galveston community a new outreach
program by sponsoring and hosting a walking/
running program Get Better Together. The group will
meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm in front
of First Lutheran Church, 24th & Winnie in historic
downtown Galveston.
Coordinated by certified running coach and First
Lutheran member Erin Grigsby, the focus of this new
initiative is the opportunity to “come together, get
ourselves outside and moving, improve self esteem
and form new friendships.” This new walk/run group
is open to the public; all ages - everyone is welcome
- from beginners, all the way up to experienced
runners. Following each Tuesday evening’s outing,
participants can cool down with light snacks and
bottled water provided by First Lutheran.
For more information and questions about Get
Better Together, contact Grigsby at 208.659.3763
or email
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) announces the return of Life Drawing Studio held on
Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm in their spacious studio classroom. This is an opportunity
for artists to practice drawing or painting the figure from a live model.
Pre-registration is required and classes come in 4-week blocks for $40. Participants
can choose block dates June 5–26, July 17–August 7, August 28–25, and October 16–
November 6, or a combination thereof.
Unlike formal classes, this is an artist-led activity where participants work at their
own pace in their preferred medium. Tips and advice are available from the facilitating
artists, making this beneficial for students of all levels. Live models pose for short and
longer poses of up to 90 minutes and may appear in costume, semi-clothed or nude.
Artists are encouraged to bring their own materials and art supplies are always
available in the ArtWorks Museum Store on the first floor. Their spacious, well-lit studio
is equipped with 8 standing easels and 16 adjustable-angle drafting tables.  All media is
welcome including paints.
For visitors to the Island, or those just seeking single classes, GAC offers a
$12 refundable drop-in option. It is advisable to call ahead as classes may not be
guaranteed. For more information on GAC visit
Mitchell Historic Properties and The Strand welcome their newest
retailer The Spice & Tea Exchange, located in the Rosenberg Building at
2309 Strand. Shop over 140 herbs and spices, 75 hand-mixed blends,
naturally-flavored sugars, exotic sea and mineral salts, loose-leaf teas,
gourmet gifts, and accessories.
Galveston’s Victorian
architecture and beautiful
beaches drew franchisee
Peter Heim to Galveston
from Lafayette, Louisiana.
Peter and his wife, Tammy,
also have a location of The
Spice & Tea Exchange in New
“We will provide a unique
spice and tea experience by
immersing our guests in rich
and vivid sights and smells,”
says Heim.
The design of the store
follows the framework of an
century trading post.
Nautical antique fixtures and
displays highlight the open
and airy fresh-market feel;
along with heavy wooden
beams used for shelving and
floor displays.
The store is open daily.
For more information and
updates please visit www.
Now Open on The Strand
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Life Drawing Studio at Galveston Arts Center
around the island
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