Ornament workshop at museum

Gather the kids and bring them to the Bell County Museum for the annual free holiday ornament workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 21. Enjoy hot cider and cookies while making two ornaments — a Christmas dream catcher and a snowy Christmas scene. Call 254-933-5243.

Museum offers unique gift items

Looking for unique gifts for under the tree? Stop by the Bell County Museum Store from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The store features plush toys such as bison, longhorn and armadillos, and CDs related to the American West, the Civil War and more. Gift givers can also purchase pioneer toys and crafts, paper dolls and books. Also featured are historic church replica ornaments. Call 254-933-5243.

FM 2410 overlay approved

After more than a decade of focus groups, forums and public hearings, the proposed Heights Overlay District No. 1 along Farm-to-Market 2410 was approved by the City Council on Tuesday.

The overlay will follow a zoning ordinance amendment and set standards for current and future buildings, parking, signage, landscaping, screening, buffering and street appearance over the next 20 years. Read the full story at www.kdhnews.com.

Blood drive today

Union Grove Middle School is hosting a blood drive for Scott & White Blood Center from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Call Jennifer Roden at 254-336-6580 or email Jennifer.roden@killeenisd.org.

City seeks donations for Giving Tree

The city of Harker Heights is partnering with the Killeen Independent School District and the Homeless Awareness Response Program to provide local children with gifts for the holidays. Those who would like to adopt a child will be provided with each child’s age, shoe and clothing sizes and wish list items. To adopt a child from the Giving Tree, call Heather Cox at 254-953-5493 or email hcox@ci.harker-heights.tx.us. Gifts, wrapped or unwrapped, must be dropped off at the Activities Center by 5 p.m. today.

All aboard the Polar Express

Join the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, 400 Indian Trail, for stories, refreshments, crafts and a visit from Santa at 6 p.m. Thursday. Every child will receive a free book at this Polar Express-themed holiday party. Call 254-953-5491.

Teen holiday bash Dec. 20

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, 400 Indian Trail, will host a teen holiday party at 2 p.m. Dec. 20. The event will feature hot chocolate and snacks. Teens will make gift-worthy crafts. Call 254-953-5491.

Creative gift wrapping at library

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library will do free gift wrapping from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21.

Nolanville road closures announced

Avenue H from Main Street to 10th Street will be reconstructed to a curb and gutter road. The rehabilitation of Avenue H will improve drainage, include a sidewalk and add some new lighting. Starting Jan. 6, Avenue H from Main Street to 10th Street will be closed to through traffic. Residents who live off of Avenue H between Main Street and 10th Street will be allowed access to their homes. Signage and a detour route will be set up to direct traffic around the 439 Spur to 439 and back down 10th Street.

Compiled by Vanessa Lynch

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