Through Sunday

Kiddie Train: Ride the Kiddie Express Train at the Clear Creek Main Exchange parking lot from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults.

Through Tuesday

Pro Shop Sale: Purchases of $30 or more receive a 15 percent discount on balls, bags and shoes. Available to all DOD ID cardholders and guests. Phantom Warrior Lanes in Building 49010 on Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue. Call 254-287-3424.

Through Jan. 2

Pro Shop Holiday Sale: Save up to 30 percent on merchandise sales of $25 or more at the Courses of Clear Creek Pro Shop.

Through Jan. 5

Nature in Lights: Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s 17th annual holiday celebration, open to the public, features a 5½-mile drive through a winter wonderland of holiday scenes. Attendees can visit Santa’s Village along the way, where they can enjoy hot cocoa and homemade baked goods, vendors and craft booths. Photos with Santa are available. Santa’s Depot, located at Marina Cove, offers a train ride to view lights seen on the drive and a petting zoo with pony rides and concessions. Additional fees apply. The fee for a car, minivan or pickup truck is $5, with additional fees for larger vehicles. Santa’s Village is open Thursday to Sunday through Dec. 15, and nightly Dec. 19-24. Hours are 5:30 to 11 p.m. For directions, call 254-287-2523 or go to

Through Jan. 26

Winter Reading Program: Register online for the Casey Memorial Library’s Winter Reading Program at or in the library through January. Children, adults and teens can earn a prize for reading five hours or 10 books (up to six prizes total). Log reading online or at a library computer. Print the log and show it at the administration office for prizes. Call 254-287-2716.

Through Feb. 28

Unlimited Golf: Golf from noon until dusk for $20 to $24 at the Courses of Clear Creek. Offer excludes weekends and federal/training holidays. Price based on rank.


Make and Take Craft Night: Make some ornaments for the Christmas tree from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Casey Memorial Library children’s room. Crafts include a puzzle piece wreath and candy cane. All ages are invited.


Preschool Story Time: Enjoy stories, songs and a craft on a weekly theme from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 156 of Casey Memorial Library annex. Day cares and home-schoolers are welcome.

Every Tuesday

Ladies’ Day: Ladies get twilight green fees and 10 percent off in-stock women’s apparel purchases at the Courses of Clear Creek.

Dec. 28

UFC 168 Watch Party: Weidman vs. Silva 2: Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva faceoff in a rematch. Watch on 14 flat panel 42” TVs and enjoy finger foods and beverages for purchase. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the event is free and open to everyone 18 or older. Call 254-532-5073.

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve: Bowling Party from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Phantom Warrior Lanes. For $75 per lane get unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, wings and pizza for up to five bowlers per lane. Open to all DOD ID cardholders’ and guests. For reservations, call 254-287-3424.

ACAP events

Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Thursday: SCORE: Small Business Mentorship

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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