Upcoming Events | February and March 2018

ONGOING EVENTS

Russell Lee Photographs
Now through March 10
Russell Lee was a renowned Texas’ documentary photographer. The exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the remarkable images he produced in 1935 and 1936 when he first took up a camera. It goes on to highlight the vast body of important work that he produced from 1947 through 1977.
Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B, Temple
Call 254-298-5172 or visit www.rrhm.org for more information.

Bell County Museum
Exhibition – Texas History
Now through May 4
Annexation: Celebrating Texas Statehood; Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience; Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Visit the museum to learn about this great state’s history.
201 N. Main St., Belton
Call 254-933-5243 for more information.

First Fridays
Stay Out Late in downtown Temple
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
First Friday of every month historic downtown Temple is transformed into a giant party. Join us for street music and performances, great drinks, amazing food and after-hours shopping.
Main Street, Temple
Call 254-298-5378 for more information.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Belton Senior Center
Country Western Dance
Feb. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Larry Burgin, Texas Tradition
Feb. 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.,
Out of the Blue
Participants are encouraged to bring a snack dish to share.
Potluck Supper
Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., the Good Ol’ Boys perform
842 Mitchell St., Belton
Call 254-939-1170 for more information.

19th Annual Father-Daughter Dance
Feb. 2 and 3, 6 to 9 p.m.
$12 per person, purchase online at TempleParks.com
Tickets not available at the door.
Photography and concessions available for purchase.
Mayborn Convention Center
3303 N. Third St. Temple
Call 254-298-5733 for more information.

Tablerock’s 24th Annual Central Texas
Poetry & Prose Reading
Feb. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Host Poet Thom Woodruff
Invited poets and writers of prose will grace Tablerock’s inside stage to read five minutes of their works. The invited readers are Nancy Fierstien, Dripping Springs; Richard Egg, Salado; Jack McCabe, Austin; Donna Bowling, Temple; Steve Brooks, Austin; Barbara Cardinal-Sorge, Temple, and Sandi Horton, Waco. Two Salado High School Poetry Contest winners from Terri Seaton’s English class will read as well. An open mic at 8:45 p.m. encourages new poets to read two minutes of their work.
409 Royal St., Salado
Call 254-947-9205 or visit www.tablerock.org for more information.

Salado Legends Auditions at Tablerock
Feb. 3 and 4, 3 p.m.
Director Donnie Williams will conduct auditions for the 18th performance of Salado Legends each day at 3 p.m. at Tablerock’s indoor stage,
409 Royal St. Those wishing to audition may attend either day.
Call 254-947-9205 with audition questions.

Children’s Special Needs Network
Father-Daughter Dance
Feb. 3, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Free with reserved ticket
This event is for girls up to age 21 and their fathers or special guy in their life (grandfather, uncle, brother or special friend). The dance is exclusively for girls with special needs (no siblings). Photography and concessions available for purchase.
Mayborn Convention Center
3303 N. Third St., Temple
Call 254-933-7213 for reservations and more information.

Geek Out! Family Day
Railroad and Heritage Museum
Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All ages
Free
Calling all wizards, superheroes, princesses, galactic explorers and geeked out friends. Whether you’re into history, comic books, model trains, mad science, princesses, space aliens or mythic battles, this is the place to be. Make it extra fun by coming in costume and enjoy a variety of geeky activities.
315 W. Avenue B, Temple
Call 254-298-5172 for more information.

Harker Heights Parks and Recreation
9th Annual Valentine’s Family Dance
Feb. 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family. Enjoy dancing, light snacks and activities.
Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail
Call 254-953-5465 or visit the Parks & Recreation’s Special Events page at http://bit.ly/Heightsevents for more information.

Killeen Parks and Recreation present the
8th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance Sock Hop
Feb. 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Ages 5 to 13
$50 per couple, $20 additional child. Tickets are limited. Purchase by Feb. 16.
The Civic and Conference Center
3601 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen
Call 254-501-6390 or visit killeentexas.gov/parks for more information.

MARCH EVENTS

Belton Senior Center
March 1, 6:30 to 9:30, celebrate Mardi Gras with Old Friends Band
March 15, 6:30 to 9:30, Good Ol’ Boys
Participants are encouraged to bring a snack dish to share.
Potluck Supper
March 26, 5:30 p.m., Mike Mathis performs

Harker Heights Parks & Recreation
2nd Annual Paws in the Park
March 3, 2 to 5 p.m.
This free, fun and dog-friendly event for all ages will include demonstrations, adoptions, dog and owner games, pet advice and more.
Purser Family Park
100 W. Mountain Lion Road
Call 254-953-5465 or visit the Parks & Recreation’s Special Events page at http://bit.ly/Heightsevents.

Homespun History Day
March 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All ages, free
Take a step back in time and learn about traditional crafts. Watch the experts and try your hand at skills like weaving, spinning wool, pottery, leather working or basket making. Get hands on with the past and try a new craft.
Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B, Temple
Call 254-298-5172 or visit rrhm.org.

4th Annual Spring Break Model Train Display
March 13-17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All ages, free
Central Texas Area Model Railroaders will be running model train layouts and be on hand to talk about their hobby. There is no fee to view the model train exhibit. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum.
Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W. Avenue B, Temple
Call 254-298-5172 or visit rrhm.org.

The Five Hills Art Guild of Copperas Cove
and The City of Copperas Cove present the
3rd Annual Five Hills Art Festival
March 16, 6 to 10 p.m.
March 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free
Artists from around Texas will showcase their work at City Park in downtown Copperas Cove. Enjoy food, fun music and art with local dance groups and entertainment from DJ Garris Entertainment, Rare Dog, Storm’s 1, and Katy Starr with Dmadness of Austin. Other acts include Central Texas Belly Dancers, Gymkix and other local talent. This is a family-friendly event offering many fine arts activities for all ages.
1206 W. Avenue B, Copperas Cove
Visit www.fivehillsartguild.com for more information, including a schedule of entertainment, or follow us on Facebook at Five Hills Art Guild.

Harker Heights Parks & Recreation
23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
March 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Children age 8 and younger are invited to hop along with the Easter bunny. Participants need to bring an Easter basket or bucket to collect the eggs. Special prizes will be awarded in each age group.
Harker Heights Community Park Ball Fields, 1501 E. Farm-to Market 2410
Call 254-953-5465 or visit http://bit.ly/Heightsevents for more information. In case of rain, call 254-953-5660.

Email upcoming Central Texas events to editor@texappealmag.com.

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