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, including the tunnel of lights. 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. For directions, call 254-287-2523 or go to www.hoodmwr.com/nature_in_lights.htm. Monday night is Equestrian night and Jan. 8 is Bike Night. Enter the park via Liberty Hill Road to reach the trail head. The fees are $3 a bike for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger and $20 a horse with a reduced rate of $15 for each additional horse or family member. Hop on and ride the route by covered wagon for $10 a person. Join the cyclists, mid-way through the route, at Live Oak pavilion, for hot chocolate and snacks, or mosey on over to the cowboy campfire after the horse ride.
Through Jan. 26
Winter Reading Program: Register online for the Casey Memorial Library’s Winter Reading Program at http://usarmy.evanced.info/casey/sr/homepage.asp or in the library through January. Children, adults and teens can each 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.
Ladies’ Day: Ladies get twilight green fees and 10 percent off in-stock women’s apparel purchases at the Courses of Clear Creek.
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.
Paws for Reading: A new reading program from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Case Memorial Library children’s room. Reading to a dog makes reading aloud less intimidating, so it is great for children who are struggling with reading and for beginning readers. Children must be pre-registered for the program, so call the circulation desk at 254-287-4921 to sign up for a session.
LTS Travel Expo: Are you already thinking about what your family can be doing this Spring Break? Come out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street. This event is free and open to all. There will be representatives from amusement parks, water parks, visitor’s bureaus and hotels. Enter to win great door prizes. Don’t miss the great opportunity to plan your next vacation. For more information, call 254-287-7310.
Monday Mini Job Fairs will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center on Monday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.
The Mega Job Fair will from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Club Hood.
Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:
- Jan. 6: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development
- Jan. 8: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application
- Jan. 16: Score: Small Business Mentorship
- Jan. 22: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application
- Jan. 27: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development
- Jan. 28: Senior Resume Writing Seminar: Executive/ Senior Management
- Jan. 29: SBDC: Small Business Development
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 email@example.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.