Yagas annual chili and beer festIt’s going to be hard to stick with New Year diets with Galveston Restaurant Week in full swing. You have until Jan 25 to sample yummy prix-fixe lunches and dinners at attractive $10-$40 price points. Visit the official site to check out the menus of the participating restaurants.

While we are talking food this weekend it’s Yaga’s 4th annual Chili Quest and Beer Fest. As well as the food and beer sampling there’s also a 5k fun run/walk and vendors selling crafts and other goods.

Another weekend event is the Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust fundraiser at The 1894 Grand Opera House. Barbara Sasser (film producer, Galveston resident) will introduce the critically acclaimed film that documents how 1,300 Jews were smuggled out of Europe and resettled in the Philippines. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds benefiting UTMB’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. https://www.thegrand.com/calendar.asp

Another good cause is the Go Green Galveston (3G) project to bring curbside recycling to residential homes on the Island. Check out the flyer for more details or call 409-497-2460.

Have a great weekend and remember: “Those of use lucky enough to live by the sea, are lucky enough.”
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