Although February has come and gone, black history is still being celebrated in Galveston County.

Each year the Booker T. Washington Former Students Organization presents a program where the community can come out and pay homage to those in our communities making a difference.

The 32nd annual African-American Image Awards program will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mount Paran Baptist Church, 19 Sixth St. N., in Texas City.

“African-Americans in Times of Wars” is the theme, and Lt. Col. Michael Martindale will be the guest speaker.

The public is invited, especially veterans, and admission is free.

For information, call Lynn Ray Ellison, 281-534-4141; Bobbie Garrett, 409-935-5807; or Doris Conley, 409-941-0084.


If you’re looking for ideas on decorating your home this spring, well make sure you attend the eighth annual Outdoor Living & Home Show this weekend on the Kemah Boardwalk.

The show, which will feature designers and home, garden and décor experts will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 215 Kipp Ave. in Kemah.

Plaza entertainment and activities are free and open to the public.

For information, call 281-334-9880.


Parents, grab the kiddos and head out for a special screening of the award-winning animated film “Sing” at 7 p.m. today in the Commodore Room on the fifth floor at Sea Star Base at 7509 Broadway in Galveston.

The event, sponsored by the community sailing department at the base, is only $2 per person and all proceeds will benefit Sea Star Base Galveston.

Attendees are encouraged to take their own blankets, and concessions also will be available for purchase.

For information on this and more programs at the base, visit or call 409-572-2560.


If you like to walk — and love visual arts — then I have the perfect event for you to go to this weekend.

The Galveston Arts Center will have its ArtWalk event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The center, which has been doing this for more than 25 years, presents these events every six weeks. It includes almost every form of visual art that you can handle in various galleries and venues across the island from local artists and those from afar as well.

Can’t make it Saturday? No fret, future dates are scheduled for April 21, June 2, July 14, Aug. 25, Oct. 13 and Nov. 24.

For a complete listing of what venues will be a part of ArtWalk on Saturday and a downloadable brochure, visit or call 409-763-2403.


The Julian Bliss Septet will present “A Tribute to Benny Goodman” at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

Bliss, who has been called one of the world’s finest clarinetists, has had a passion for the music of Goodman since he was 7 years old. In 2010, he joined a handpicked selection of some of the best musicians on the jazz scene to form the septet.

This performance is sponsored in part by Pam and Dennis Miller and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-821-1894.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

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

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