Calendar | August 2017

Flavors of Central Texas

Aug. 1, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Flavors of Central Texas brings some of the area’s best restaurants, caterers and bakers together under one roof, giving attendees the opportunity to try them all in one night. In addition, the event will feature a Chopped for Kids contest.

Tickets $15 in advance

Killeen Civic and Conference Center

3601 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen

Purchase tickets at the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce or at

Call Jasmine Suino at 254-526-9551 or email for more information.

Belton Senior Center Country Western Dances

Aug. 3, Jus’ Country

Aug. 17, Gold Ol’ Boys

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring a snack dish to share.

Aug. 28, Potluck supper

5:30 p.m., Sara Sanderford

842 Mitchell St., Belton

TBBOR Duck Dash Fundraiser

Aug. 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5K run, 9 a.m.; $35 to participate

Duck launch, 1 p.m.; one duck for $5 or five ducks for $20.

The Temple-Belton Board of Realtors is hosting the inaugural TBBOR Duck Dash Fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas in Belton.

Bring the family and spend the day in Yettie Polk Park. Enjoy live music, food, a kids zone, vendors and more. Participate in the Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk or adopt a duck for the Duck Dash Rubber Duck Race in Nolan Creek.

Yettie Polk Park

101 S. Davis, Belton

Go to or call 254-773-0410 for more information.

Salado Legends

Aug. 5, 7:15 p.m. optional dinner, reservations required

$12 adult or child

8:15 p.m. show

$20 adults, $5 children under 12 years

7:30 p.m. concession opens

Central Texas’ favorite outdoor musical drama returns. Written by playwright/lyricist, nationally honored Jackie Mills, directed by Donnie Williams. This play was ensconced in the Library of Congress for depicting life in the 1850s.

Tablerock Amphitheater

Royal Street, Salado

Dinner and show tickets available in advance at local merchants; show-only tickets available at gate.

Email, go to or call 254-947-9205 for more information and group tickets.

From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art from World War I

Now through Aug. 12

Free admission

Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

The exhibit features more than 160 pieces of metal trench art, educational panels and period photographs. Trench art is a form of brass art that finds its origins in the trenches of World War I. Soldiers used periods of inactivity to create art from artillery shells, bullets, aircraft parts, coin currency and more. The art ranges from primitive artillery shells to elaborately made lamps. This art form spread to the civilian sector, and eventually into World War II. Trench art from United States, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium and Czechoslovakia will be on display.

Bell County Museum

201 N. Main St., Belton

Visit or call 254-933-5243 for more information.

Free Movie in the Park

Aug. 19

Disney’s “Moana.”

Movie begins at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Harris Community Park

312 N. Alexander St., Belton

Call 254-933-5860 for more information.

The Central Texas Film Society presents “Casablanca”

Aug. 27, 2 p.m.


A guest speaker will provide historical context and interesting tidbits about the featured film. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this great movie on a big screen. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 for more information.

Film & Food Fridays

Aug. 18, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Film & Food Fridays encourages families and friends to “let the good times reel” at this family-friendly movie shown on an inflatable screen. Enjoy getting a taste of a local food vendor’s creation as we watch a “throwback” movie that both parents and kids will enjoy. Don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket.

Carl Levin Park Amphitheater

400 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights

For more information and movie titles, visit or call 254-953-5466.

End of the Pool Season Reason to PARTY/PAW-TY

Aug. 27

Public Pool PARTY, 2 to 4 p.m.

Pooch Pool PAW-TY, 5 to 7 p.m.

Come join the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department for a fun-filled bash to end the pool season. Enjoy swimming, listening to DJ music and more.

All participants will be required to pay gate admission rates (pool passes not allowed during party hours).

Carl Levin Park Pool

400 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights

For more information, email or call 254-953-5465.

The Friends of the Temple Public Library Labor Day Used Book Sale

Aug. 30 to Sept. 2

Member’s preview: Aug. 29, 2 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Teachers get a 20 percent discount with ID).

Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 2, 1 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memberships available at the door

All categories of used books, audio books, VHS, CDs and DVDs.

Most items cost $1 to $2 each. Cash, credit, debit and checks accepted.

Temple Public Library

100 W. Adams Ave., Temple

Call 254-298-5556, visit or Facebook: Friends of the Temple Public Library for more information.

Harker Heights Farmers Market

Through Oct. 28

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us every Saturday to shop local produce, baked goods, honey, hand-crafted items, furniture, farm eggs and more.

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights

850 W. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights

Call 254-953-5493 for more information.

Email upcoming events to the first of the month prior to the event month.

Catherine Hosman is editor of Tex Appeal Magazine. Contact her at or 254-774-5234.