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Ashley Wyatt helps daughter Emma, 5, glue some decorative beading to her Halloween picture frame during the Family Maker Night at the Harker Heights Public Library on Oct. 24.

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Reference librarian Christina Link’s “Get Crafty” program for adults is held once a month at the Harker Heights Public Library. On the first Tuesday of each month, she brings a timely, seasonal art project to the table for adults to create a masterpiece of their own in a stress-free environm…

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Children's librarian Amanda Hairston introduces "Skelly," the life-sized plastic skeleton that served as her visual aid for the Science Club lesson.

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The nine children who were lucky enough to attend Science Club this week at the Harker Heights Public Library got a head start on Halloween with a lesson on the skeleton, taught by children’s librarian Amanda Hairston and her sidekick for the day, “Skelly.”

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People browse the many tables and shelves of books for sale at the Friends of the Library fall book sale Oct. 25 and 26 at the Harker Heights Public Library.

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Friends of the Library president Vivian Marschik restocks the shelves and tables at the Friends of the Library book sale that was held Oct. 25 and 26 at the Harker Heights Public Library.

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Family Night last Thursday at the Harker Heights Public Library was Family Maker Night, and that meant it was arts and crafts time for the area children who attended the weekly evening program. And children’s librarian Amanda Hairston chose a pretty cool project for this month’s maker night.

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The Armed Services YMCA introduced a lot of new programs back in September with its new fall program guide, and while many of them are staples of the YMCA’s programming, some have already expired and some are only left for a limited time.

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One of the many things that the Harker Heights Public Library has become known for is its ability to bring fresh and unique programs and events to the community. The murder mystery cosplay event that library director Lisa Youngblood and gang presented last Friday night was a perfect example …

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The month of October is traditionally full of everything ghoulish and spooky in honor of Halloween, and the Harker Heights Public Library has once again shown some holiday love by holding a holiday-themed event for local horror-lovers in the form of a Horror Reader’s Social — a way for like-…

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The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Senior Recreation Program with a month of special activities and treats at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.

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The local nonprofit group the 254 Whisker Men will be holding a fundraiser next month to benefit Aware Central Texas and the Humane Society of Killeen and Fort Hood. The event, called “Beards in the Hood,” will be the fourth annual such event for the group.

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The highlight of the Vision XXI graduation ceremony on Oct. 2 was the presentation of the 2019 “Rising Star” Award to Stan Balcer. Balcer received a plaque at the ceremony and in addition will have a tree planted in his honor at Purser Family Park at the beginning of the 2020 class.

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The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department offers many different activities for seniors, such as watercolor painting and line dancing. But the programs offered aren’t limited to physical activities; it also offers programs that enrich the mind.

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On the first Tuesday of every month, Harker Heights Public Library reference librarian Christina Link leads a special arts and crafts program just for adults. No special skill is required, only a desire to relax and unwind with an easy project that differs every month. And all materials are …

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The Armed Services YMCA introduced a host of new programs in September, and while many of them are staples of the YMCA’s programming, some will only be left for a limited time, so interested parties should definitely act soon.

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Though no one living in Central Texas can tell by the temperatures, the first official day of fall began on Monday, Sept. 23. And to celebrate the first week of fall, children’s librarian Amanda Hairston gave the 12 children who attended Science Club at the Harker Heights Public Library on W…