Cove Fall-O-Ween Festival

"Captain Jack Sparrow" takes pictures with kids at a display presented by Northpointe Church during the Fall-O-Ween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at the Copperas Cove City Park.

Fall is in the air, and in the events going on this weekend in the Killeen area. Here is the full list:

Best Bet

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St. in Salado, is hosting its Oktoberfest celebration from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 13. Live music lineup includes: Evelyn Billington at noon, The D-Boys at 1:30 p.m., Smokin’ Maxx at 3 p.m., Casey Royer at 5 p.m., and the Chameleon Brass Band closes with a performance at 7 p.m. Food trucks, seasonal beer, competitions, rock climbing, and vendors will all be present at this event.

Festivals, Events

The ninth annual Eco Harvest will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B. This free event includes breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. while supplies last, face painting, “Zoomagination” shows, door prizes, and environmental presentations by area organizations.

The Lampasas Courtyard Square Association is hosting its free Lampasas Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the courtyard square, 409 S. Pecan St., which will include vendors and speakers related to plants and vegetation.

The Forgotten Soldiers Motorcycle Club is hosting its inaugural Chili Cook-Off to benefit the Train a Dog Save a Warrior organization at noon Oct. 14 at The Pit Stop, 14595 Farm-to-Market 439, Belton. Event entry tickets are $10 a person and include a raffle ticket and bowl of chili. Contestants for the cook-off should bring their own supplies and ingredients and can register on-site starting at 11 a.m. with a $25 entrance fee.

The Metroplex Health System Foundation’s fifth annual Killeen Breast Cancer 5K Walk will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Lion’s Club Park in Killeen, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop. Funds will benefit Metroplex’s Women’s Imaging Center to provide cancer screening to high-risk and uninsured women.

The fifth annual Pumpkin Patch Season at the Robinson Family Farm, 3780 White Owl Lane in Temple, will occur every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Nov. 4. Daily wristbands are $10 per person and include unlimited activities such as a corn maze, hayrides, outdoor games, a playground, live music entertainment and more.

Family Fun

The Killeen First United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch, 3501 E. Elms Road, will celebrate its grand opening from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12, and will remain open until Oct. 31. Hayrides, bounce houses, and more will be available at the patch every Monday-Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m.

Navy Federal Credit Union will host its annual Movie Night Oct. 13, with kids’ activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410. The selected movie, “Coco,” will begin at dark. Guests should bring a blanket or chair with them.

The Killeen Public Library is hosting Story Time every Monday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for kids eight and younger, and every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:15 to 11 a.m. for kids five and younger until Dec. 12 at the Copper Mountain Branch, 3000 S. WS Young Drive. The library also hosts a Crafternoon event for all ages every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Killeen Main Library, 205 E. Church Ave.

Every Sunday morning, a free group run is held at various locations. This week, runners of all ages and paces will meet between 6 and 9 a.m. at Purser Family Park, 100 Mountain Lion Road,Harker Heights. Water and coffee will be provided.

Bronco Youth Center, 6602 Tank Destroyer Blvd., Fort Hood, offers a free Explore Learning and Playgroup from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Each session is geared toward children younger than 36 months old, but is open to all age groups. The class is hosted by ACS/FAP New Parent Support Program, a group of nurses and social workers that provide parenting education and support to families with children 3 years old and younger. Participants must have a valid military ID. For more information, call 254-287-2286.

Free, guided tours of the Lampasas County Courthouse occur each Saturday. Tours start at 2 p.m., except for major holiday weekends. The courthouse is on the downtown square, 501 E. Fourth St. Take the Loop 257 exit off U.S. Highway 190. Contact Linda Moore-Lanning at 512-564-5122, or Jim Rutland at 512-556-5302, during business hours.


The Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College, and its newly renovated theater and facilities, is now open. For show descriptions, a full schedule, and ticket prices go to or call 254-526-1800.

Clubs, Meetings

Songsmith Salado chapter meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Salado Public Library, 1151 N. Main St. Membership is free and meetings consist of a discussion about the craft and business of music, friendly feedback on original songs, as well as guest speakers. Songsmith is a Texas-based nonprofit with the mission to discover, encourage and connect songwriters and musicians in Texas, especially in the Central Texas area. Su Heflin is the meeting coordinator for the Salado chapter. For more information, email or call 254-947-3427.

Copperas Cove Bass Club meetings are at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Lil Tex Restaurant, 502 S. Main St., Copperas Cove. Call 254-661-9274.

The Bell County Writers Guild meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. First St., Belton. Call 254-231-1843.

The Mystery Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 201 E. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights. All mystery book lovers are welcome. For information, contact Marcene Saunders-Martinez at 830-357-8314.

A free car-care class will be hosted on varying days by KwikKar of Harker Heights, 408 E. Farm-to-Market 2410. The class is geared toward women and young adults and teaches participants practical information about changing a flat tire on the roadside, checking under the hood and preventive maintenance. For more information, or to RSVP for the next class, go to

Local Music

Blends Wine Bar hosts live jazz music by Rodney Howell from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Ages 21 and up only, $5 cover charge. Blends will also host live music by Will St Peter and Toto Nava from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12. $5 cover, 21 and up only. Brunch is from noon to 2 p.m. every first and third Sunday of each month complete with a trivia competition. Brunch is $20, mimosas are $2 each, and drink specials run all day. For more information, call 254-613-4739. Blends Wine Bar is at 208 N. Penelope St., Belton.

Dirty Harry’s presents live music at 9 p.m. every Wednesday. No cover for ages 21 and older. Dirty Harry’s is at 206 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights (next to King Pin Tattoos). For more information, call 254-680-6557.

Bo’s Barn Dance Hall and Club will host live music by Craig Howell and Somewhere in Texas from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 12. Cover: $10. Fireside will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 13. Cover: $8. The dance hall is at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93, Temple. Catch karaoke from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Happy Hour is from 5 to 10 p.m. every Thursday, and 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. For more information, go to, or call 254-939-7131.

Chupacabra Craft Beer and Salado Lonestar Winery hosts free live music every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Chupacabra is at 401 S. Main St., Suite #105, Salado.

Farmers Markets

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at City Park, 1206 W. Ave. B, through October.

All-Year Pioneer Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, weather permitting. Go to or call Heike at 254-458-8223 for more information.

The Harker Heights Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. For more information and a list of vendors, go to or call 254-953-5493.

Florence Market Days runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Florence City Hall, 106 S. Patterson Ave. Farm vendors, artisans, retail sales, cottage and food vendors and nonprofit organizations will be present.

Arts & Theater

The Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western Ave., will display its new exhibit, “Lampasas County, the Spanish Influenza, and the Great War,” until Nov. 11. The exhibit chronicles the effects of World War I and the Spanish Influenza on county residents in 1918. The museum is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, will present a premier exhibition, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” until Jan. 6. The exhibit features more than 150 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. The exhibit is a chronological journey through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. Tickets for the exhibit are on sale at Patrons of the Waco/McLennan County and Hewitt Public Libraries system can also borrow a museum membership at no cost at any time. For more information, call 254-710-1104.

The Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum is also hosting its Adventures in Archaeology program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Visitors can learn about archaeology, practice excavating a dig site, and meet an archaeologist at this free event. Call 254-933-5243 or go to for more information.

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Ave. B, Temple, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and hosts a themed family day on the first Saturday of the month. Go to or call 254-298-5172 for more information.

RAW — Royal Street Art Walk is from 6 to 9 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month along Royal Street in Salado. Promoting visual art, the featured galleries include Bentons Custom Jewelry, FSG Fine Jewelry, Ro Shaw Clay Studio, Salado Glassworks and Sirril Art Gallery. Also participating in the art walk is Barrow Brewing Co. Call Salado Glassworks at 254-947-0339 or visit for more information.


The Lions Club Park Senior Center hosts a dance for seniors 55 and older from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first, second, and third Tuesday of the month at the Killen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Hwy. Admission is free and attendees are asked to bring a food dish to share.

In the Mood Ballroom is hosting a variety dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 for $7 per person. Or, come early for the lesson at 7 p.m. and stay for the dance for $10. In the Mood also hosts dance lessons of various styles throughout the week and is located at 13 and 15 S. Main St., Temple. For more information on future events or classes, call 254-773-7088, email, or go to

Bars, Clubs

Club Fuego, 704 Edwards Drive in Harker Heights, features Latin music and dancing every Thursday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies are free before 11 p.m. Call 857-294-5604 for more information.

Main Street Tejano Club, 201 S. Main St., Temple, has a DJ/live music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday. Call 254-541-8329 or go to

Pan American Club, 575 Pan American Drive, Harker Heights, features Tejano, Norteño and Cumbia music. Call 254-690-2882 for more information.

Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, hosts music every Saturday and Sunday. DJ Willybe will perform from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 12. No cover. Ramon Lucio y ConjuntoDominante will perform from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 13. $10 cover. Call 254-771-1364 for more information.

Compiled by Brittany Sodic

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