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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:30 am

Through Dec. 24

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 is Building 49010 on Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue. Call 254-287-3424.

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, is a train ride to view lights seen on the drive and there’s 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 www.hoodmwr.com/nature_in_lights.htm.

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.

Thursday

Craft Day: Make a squash photo book from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Casey Memorial Library. This class is for ages 10 and up. The class is limited to 20, so please preregister at the circulation desk or call 254-287-4921.

Hood Hoedown: Kick off the holiday season of parties with a good old-fashioned Southwestern party at Backbone Lounge. There will be a live DJ, drink specials and a mechanical bull. Prizes for the Best Western Dress Contest. There is no cover for this party. Open to all age 18 and older. Call 254-287-2007.

Grand Opening: The Class Six will celebrate the opening of its new walk-in humidor from 3 to 6 p.m. Choose from a wide variety of cigars, plus enter for a chance to win gift baskets and come by for vendor tastings.

Friday

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.

Friday through Sunday

Kiddie Express: Ride the train at the Clear Creek Main Exchange parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children $3 and adults $5.

Saturday

Paws for Reading: The Casey Memorial Library’s new program helps children practice reading aloud to dogs, which makes it less intimidating. Children must be preregistered for the program. Call the circulation desk at 254-287-4921 to sign up for a session in the children’s room from 10 to 11 a.m.

Monday 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 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.

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. 14

Children’s Bingo: Bingo players (children, ages 2-12) receive lunch, goodies and prizes. Doors open at 10 a.m., bingo starts at 11 a.m., $5 per person (in order to ensure every child has a seat and is able play, please limit additional guests). For more information, contact the Community Events and Bingo Center, Building 50012 on Clear Creek Road, behind AAFES gas station at 254-532-9253/9263.

ACAP events

Monday Mini Job Fair: From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

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

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Thursday: Starting your own Business Seminar: Being Your Own Boss

Tuesday: Educational Seminar: Troops to Teachers

Compiled by Rose L. Thayer

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