Palmer Theater: “Planes” will show at 2 p.m. and in 3D at 6 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-15.

Through Sept. 21

Savings: Every food or drink order made with a Military Star card will be discounted by 20 percent.

Through Friday

Vacation Bible School: For ages kindergarten to adult from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Contact Caron Palmer at (254) 338-1903 or caron.palmer@gmail.com


Hood Howdy: Fort Hood’s bi-annual event — a newcomers information and mini career fair — is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Hood, Building 5764 at 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Meet area chambers of commerce, more than 100 area businesses and agencies, and enjoy door prizes and refreshments. Check out the FMWR room for a chance to win an iPod Touch. Hood Howdy is free and open to the public. Call 254-287-4471.

Punt, Pass and Kick Competition: Fort Hood Family Housing and Youth Sports and Fitness host the free NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, a program of Fuel up to Play 60, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hood Stadium. Boys and girls ages 6 to 15, come out and put your skills to the test as you compete to take your game to the next level. Call 254-288-3770.

Friday through Sunday

Sales tax holiday: Save an additional 8 percent on back-to-school clothing, shoes, backpacks and limited school supplies at Fort Hood Exchange.


Movie Matinee: Watch “Happy Feet” in Room 156 at the Casey Memorial Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Popcorn and a beverage are provided.


The Book Club: Group meets from noon to 1 p.m. in room 160 of the Casey Memorial Library Annex to discuss “BackRoads” by Tawni O’Dell. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Bring a lunch. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.

Aug. 15

The Book Club: Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at a library study table in the Casey Memorial Library to discuss “BackRoads” by Tawni O’Dell. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.

Sept. 6

USO Yellow Ribbon Gala : Tickets are now on sale at http://usoforthoodyellowribbongala.eventbrite.com/. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds stay at Fort Hood. The gala begins at 7 p.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center and features singer Tony Orlando and the 10-piece show band, Matchmaker. Sponsorships and space in the silent auction are still available. For more information, call the USO Fort Hood at (254) 768-2770.

ACAP events

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

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Thursday: Starting a Business: Bankrolling Your Business

Tuesday: Education Seminar: Troops to Teachers

Aug. 14: SBDC: Small Business Development

Aug. 15: SCORE: Small Business Mentorship

Aug. 19: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development

Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com 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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