CCPD hosting blood drive

The police department, 302 E. Avenue E, is hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The drive will be held in the police department’s community room, and the blood will be sent to Baylor Scott & White facilities. Blood donors must be 18 years old. Contact police Sgt. Martin Ruiz at 254-547-8222, ext. 6956, to make an appointment and avoid a wait.

Cinergy Entertainment offering Memorial Day weekend fun

Cinergy Entertainment is celebrating the Memorial Day weekend and the completion of its all new luxury recliner seating with a radio remote featuring DJ Rowdy Sharp of radio station 105.5 from 3 to 5 p.m. May 27. During the radio remote, guests can take their picture with a “Jack Sparrow” look-a-like to celebrate the new movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” or spin the prize wheel to win movie memorabilia, laser tag passes, game cards, popcorn and more. Cinergy at 402 Constitution Drive will also feature a balloon artist creating pirate hats and swords for the kids. Cinergy will also offer a Memorial Day special May 29 for all active and retired military personnel, as well as first responders, giving away a $10 game card limited to the first 400 people.

Animal Shelter hosting free adoption event today, Saturday

The Animal Shelter will host its monthly free adoption event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is at 1601 North First Street/ North Farm-to-Market 116. During the event, the adoption fee for all adoptable dogs and cats will be waived. An adoption agreement that requires the animals to be spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped will still be required.This month’s event is co-sponsored by Elisia’s Lawn Care Service, Just Glocks, and Goltz Sales and Service, which are providing limited gift certificates for adopting families. Contact the Animal Shelter at 254-547-5584.

Pidcoke church to host garage and auction, potluck            

Church Yard Sale              

United Methodist Church’s seventh annual communitywide garage sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5.

Vendors setup is at 6 a.m. around the church or at their location in the Pidcoke area. There is no vendor charge. Proceeds will be used to purchase backpacks of school supplies for children in need in Gatesville, Copperas Cove, Kempner. Last year 75 backpacks were given to children in first through fifth grades, and this year the church hopes to raise enough funds to provide 100 back packs. Pidcoke is halfway between Copperas Cove and Gatesville on Farm-to-Market 116. For more information, call Rex Hooten at 254-547-6673.

Auction and Pot Luck Dinner                         

Pidcoke United Methodist Church 11230 Farm-to-Market 116 North will host its Lord’s Acre auction and pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Both new and homemade goods will be auctioned with proceeds going to support community outreach. Bring a potluck dish to share.

Contact Margaret Martin at 254-518-2257 to donate items. For more information, call 254- 760-2288 or go to

KNCT Wine Classic is June 3

Public radio/television station KNCT will host its ninth annual KNCT Wine Classic from 7 to 10 p.m. June 3 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. The fundraiser features a sommeliers select tasting event ahead of the grand wine tasting and a silent auction. The sommeliers select tasting is from 6 to 7 p.m. with space limited to 100 people. Tickets are $100 per person in advance or $110 at the door. Tickets will also include entry into the grand tasting from 7 to 10 p.m. During the grand tasting, guests can sample a variety of domestic and imported wines from a complimentary KNCT Wine Classic glass and enjoy an assortment of hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for the grand tasting portion only are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. A silent auction for various high-end wines and other items including art, wine baskets, wine refrigerators, trips to area wineries and much more will be held during the evening. Tickets for the KNCT Wine Classic are available online at or by calling 877-533-5628. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. | 254-501-7464

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