The good folks over at Nia Cultural Center are teaming up with E.R. Johnson’s Family Mortuary to introduce up and coming individuals who are trying to make a difference in Galveston County and also by highlighting progressive organizations and community efforts.

So with that, you are invited to the Movers and Shapers Networking Mixer from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.

On tap to be featured today will be Veda Brown, Eric Wells, Cliff Comins, Rosalyn and Kenyatha Loftis, Lawanda Allen, and Autumn Knight.

A donation of $20 per person or $35 per couple is asked. Proceeds will go toward the Center, which is a local nonprofit.

Dinner and refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for information, call 409-765-7086, and tell them I sent you!

All aboard ... don’t miss this train!

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Train Collectors Association will have its fourth annual Toy Train and Swap Meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Parkway, in Seabrook.

The event will feature operating layouts, refreshments, door prizes, a train raffle, plus you will be able to buy and sell trains too.

Admission is $6 for adults and only $9 for families. Ages 16 and younger will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

Call Carl Olson, 281-277-7630, or Mark Heavener, 214-529-5150.

Guess who’s back at The Grand

The Rob Landes Trio will pay salute to the masterful Academy Award-winning lyricist, John Mercer, at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

“Moon River,” “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “Days of Wine and Roses” will be just some of the songs featured at a show you don’t want to miss if you’re a fan of Mercer.

Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased by visiting www.the, or by calling, 409-765-1894 or 800-821-1894.

Lions Club oyster fundraiser

If you love oysters, then make sure you get your tickets to the Galveston Lions Club’s annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser, which will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 29 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1912 Winnie St., in Galveston.

Doors will open at 4 p.m., and the dinner, which will be served buffet style, will include fried fish and oysters with all the trimmings. Sounds good, huh?

Well, tickets are only $15 per person and includes dinner, drinks and dessert.

Crash Boat Johnny and the Pirates also will perform live.

Proceeds will help the Club continue providing eye exams and glasses for the needy in Galveston.

Tickets can be bought from any member, or by contacting Rodney Nelson, galvestonlions or 303-868-3158.

Go out and get in the game

Lighthouse Christian Ministries is inviting the public to its annual celebration Get in the Game at 6 p.m. March 29 at Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Ave., in League City.

Attendees can meet various individuals who give their time and talents toward the ministries’ success, which was founded in 1997 with the purpose of helping those in need in Galveston County.

The celebration will feature the comedic works of ComedySportz Houston, dinner, drinks and more.

For tickets, visit

celebration or call 281-339-3033.

Angela Taylor-Wilson is the community news editor for The Daily News. Have an item for Hot Ticket? Email

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