In celebration of Black History Month, the Old Central Cultural Center board of directors will present its fifth annual Black Heritage Banquet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 2627 Ave. M in Galveston.

Goodwille Pierre, of Houston, who is a national expert and consultant in diversity inclusion, management, strategic communication and business development advisor to several Fortune 100 companies in the Houston area, will be the banquet speaker.

“Success in Business” is the theme, and tickets are only $25 per person (a table of eight is $250).

For tickets and information, call Pete Henley, board president, 409-392-0317.


Grammy-nominated duo Dailey & Vincent will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayou Theater on the campus of the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

The duo will bring its blend of bluegrass-country-southern gospel that can be heard on its latest CD “Patriots and Poets,” as well as some of their other songs from previous projects.

The duo, which formed on Dec. 29, 2007, also was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame 10 years to the day they started. The group has released six albums.

Also next week at the theater, pianist Ipek Bozkurt will be in performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

Bozkurt, whose performance will include Bach’s “Italian Concerto,” Beethoven’s “Tempest Sonata,” and Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in C-Sharp Minor,” is an associate professor of engineering management at the school’s College of Science and Engineering.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 281-283-2065.


Make sure you get your tickets and put on your radar The Salvation Army Galveston County Women’s Auxiliary’s annual Runway of Hope Style Show & Luncheon, which will be at 11 a.m. March 2 at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, 5222 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.

The annual fundraiser, which will honor one of my former favorite teachers, Carol Greaney-Wurst, also will feature a silent auction and the Closet of Hope supporting programs of The Salvation Army in Galveston County.

Tickets are $100 per person (VIP tickets also are available at $120).

For tickets and information, contact Holly McDonald, or call 409-763-1691, Ext. 75313.


The Friends of Moody Gardens will present its sixth annual Gulf Coast Herb Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 in The Garden Restaurant at the Moody Gardens Visitor Center, 7 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.

Tickets, which are going fast, are $35 per person. Proceeds benefit Galveston’s children and seniors by planting seeds of education.

Mark Dell’Osso and Greg Whittaker will be the featured speakers.

If you’d like a ticket, mail your check to Ellen Perry, 2903 Dominique Drive, Galveston, TX 77551.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

Angela Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News.

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