The 1867 Settlement and the African-American Historic Preservation Committee will be celebrating its 150th anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Carver Park, 6615 Park Ave., in Texas City.

Opening ceremonies will begin at noon Saturday at the Frank and Flavilla Bell historical home at 117 S. Bell Drive in Texas City. Afterward, get ready to enjoy live entertainment, music, food, fun, door prizes, vendors selling their wares of all kinds and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call Darnell Ray, 409-935-6562.

GAC debuts three

art exhibitions

The Galveston Arts Center, in partnership with the 2017 Texas Biennial opening, will present three exhibitions by Texas-based artists from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at 2127 Strand St. in Galveston.

Giovanni Valderas, Regina Agu, and Christi Blizard will be the featured artists.

Their exhibits, “Tradecraft,” “Sea Change,” and “Wanting not to want” will be on display through Nov. 19.

For information, visit or call 409-763-2403.

Dancing for a good cause

Pull out those dancing shoes and boots and mosey on down to the 39th annual Scholarship Dance, sponsored by the Galveston County Ranchers Association from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ed Picket Memorial Hall on the Galveston County Fairgrounds at Jack Brooks Park, state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.

The annual event, which will feature the Rushing Creek Acoustic Band, has raised thousands of dollars over the years for local high school students in their efforts toward higher education.

Tickets are only $10 per person and can be purchased by calling 409-692-6676 or 409-682-5423.

If you can’t make it and just want to send a donation, mail it to Galveston County Ranchers Association, P.O. Box 1658, Santa Fe, TX 77510.


Appreciation Day

If you live or work on Galveston Island — Moody Gardens wants to show its appreciation toward you!

The annual Galveston Appreciation Day event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at several attractions at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.

Guests who live or work on Galveston Island — along with their immediate family — will receive free admission to the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, MG 3D Theater, 4D Special FX Theater and the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat.

Guests must show proof of island residency or employment with a driver’s license or state identification card, utility bill, paycheck stub or work identification badge to be eligible for the Galveston Appreciation Day offer.

For more information, visit or call 800-582-4673.

Heroes of Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

With our area still set in recovery mode, here’s an event to help take your mind off things — if only for a little while.

The Heroes of Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St., in Galveston.

The concert will feature performances by Bruce Courtney (2 p.m.), Adrian’s Fault (2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.), Carl Hutson & Good Company (4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.), and Harbors Over Highways (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

Admission is free; however a suggested entry fee of two canned or dry good items is encouraged. Donations will be accepted to help flood victims; and the organizers also will be honoring first responders.

To make a donation or for more information, visit or call Urs Schmid, 409-599-6037.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

Community News Editor

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