COMMUNITY BRIEFS: Bellydance Valentine’s event; Black History Month talk in Saanich

Saanich's Greek Community Centre hosts dinner/dance on Feb. 14; Cordova Bay talk focuses on B.C.'s black pioneers

Bellydance to the buffet

Asmira’s School of Bellydance and the Vancouver Island Greek Society present an evening of Greek eats and Tango beats this Valentine’s Day. Asmira presents the sixth annual Valentine Dinner Show with Heart tonight (Feb. 14) at the Greek Community Centre (4748 Elk Lake Dr.).

Expect a bellydance and tango show alongside a Greek feast.

Tickets, $35 advance at Asmira’s Studio 764a Yates St., or $40 at the door, include the four-course meal and door prizes. Contact 250-381-4794 or asmiradance1@me.com for details.

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Talk of B.C.’s black pioneers

Dr. Valin Marshall, chairman of the B.C. Black History Awareness Society Education Committee, will be sharing stories of black pioneers in B.C.’s history at the Cordova 55+ Association (5238 Cordova Bay Rd.).

The presentation, titled The Black Pioneers of B.C.: Who They Were and Why They Came, happens Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m.