Yoga retreat Saturday

Enjoy a heart healthy escape, find balance and strength through yoga and enjoy a vegetarian meal at the Heart Healthy Yoga Mini Retreat, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, 400 Indian Trail. Bring a yoga mat and water and wear comfortable clothes. Register at the library or call 254-953-5491.

Tree pruning in February

Oncor Electric Distribution will undertake a tree-pruning project in February in Harker Heights. The project will last about four months. The majority of work will be done without having to enter yards.

Areas impacted include:

  • Indian Oaks to U.S. Highway 190, behind Market Heights
  • Elbert Lane, Amy Lane and Coronado Road
  • South Ann Boulevard, from Cardinal to Business 190 and East Veterans Memorial Boulevard
  • Valley Road, from South Amy Lane to Mary Jo Drive

Heights to host blood drive Feb. 7

The city of Harker Heights will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 outside City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing. To sign up to donate, call the Human Resources Department at 254-953-5600, 877-724-376 or go to

All February blood donors will receive a free donor T-shirt, a coupon for one pound of chocolate chip cookie dough with the purchase of a pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza, a coupon for $2 off any regular price pizza and the chance to win a $50 gift card to Academy Sports & Outdoors.

Valentine’s dance set for Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the entire family with dancing, snacks and other activities from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. Call 254-953-5435.

Military officers group meets Feb. 14-15

The local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will host a statewide meeting Feb. 14-15 at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. Social hour with a cash bar starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $25 per person and will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Menu choices are herb-crusted salmon, chicken cordon bleu or London broil. RSVP for dinner reservation by Feb. 7 to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Pat Christ at 254-698-6655. Men’s attire is open-collar shirt and slacks and ladies’ attire is casual

Purple Heart Ball at Club Hood

Centex Chapter 1876 and the Ladies Auxiliary are hosting the 12th annual Purple Heart Ball at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at Club Hood, located on 24th Street at Fort Hood. Activities begin at 6 p.m. Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star family members are invited to the ball and there is no charge to attend. Tickets for nonrecipients are $20 each. Dinner will be London broil or chicken breast. No tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited.

RSVP with menu choice by Feb. 5 by calling 254-698-6229 or send an email to

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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