This weekend, and beyond, there will be a plethora of events raising moneys to help with relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey. Here are a few of them you should place on your calendars:

Local country music artist Shaun Michaels, a resident of Dickinson, has partnered with Stuttgarden Tavern on The Strand, for a CD release event, which will begin at noon Saturday and end at 2 a.m. Sunday at 2110 Strand Street in Galveston.

The free event will feature live music from other local musicians throughout the day, as well as a silent auction, drink specials, raffles and more. Proceeds will go toward residents in Dickinson recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

If you’d like to donate or get more information, call Anthony “Tony” Wood, 832-425-8713.


Also joining in helping Hurricane Harvey victims is The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston, which will have donation barrels set up to accept nonperishable food items, diapers, pet supplies, toiletries, batteries, flashlights, paper goods and water.

Donations will be accepted at Ronnie Milsap’s Farewell Tour (8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday), Chita & Tune — Two For the Road (8 p.m. Sept. 23), and the Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years (8 p.m. Oct. 7) presentations.

The Grand also is offering a 20 percent discount off tickets to the Chita & Tune and Jimmy Webb shows (enter promo code: GRAND).

For tickets and information, visit or call 800-821-1894.


The Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Airport will open to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday at 11551 Aerospace Ave. in Houston.

The airport, which moved recently from Galveston Island, will offer a “pay what you can” admission through Oct. 1. A dedication ceremony with dignitaries and local officials is slated for Sept. 30 (a time for the ceremony will be announced at a later date).

For information, call 346-708-2517.


For those of you wanting to show off your athleticism, then make sure you sign up for the Nick Gary Foundation’s second annual Athletics and Skills Challenge set for Sept. 30 at the softball field at Carver Park, 6615 Parker Ave., in Texas City.

The event, which raises funds to support scholarships for Galveston County high school seniors, will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30, and will feature two new events, a 5K run/walk and 1K fun run, family fun, barbecue, and entertainment.

Registration can be found at, or will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Carver Park Community Center, or from 6 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Sept. 30 in front of the concession stand on Westward Street.

If you’d like to participate as a vendor or obtain more information, call 409-939-4557.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

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

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