Food for Thoughts

Now through April 1

Art quilts from Studio Art Quilts Associates.

We eat every day, but how do we really think about the food we eat? Each culture has its celebrations, family meals and traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is unmistakable. Thirty-four artists use the traditional craft of quilting to create beautiful works of art celebrating the many roles food plays in our daily lives.

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

Call 254-298-5172 or visit for more information.

Country Dances at Belton Senior Center

Feb. 2, with Shorty Grisham & Friends

Feb. 16, Out of the Blue

6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Bring a small food item for the snack table.

842 Mitchell St., Belton

Call 254-939-1170.

18th annual Father-Daughter Dance

Feb. 3 and 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

$12 per person

Tickets are available online only at and not available for purchase at the door. Price includes admission, one free gift for each young lady and dessert.

Carriage ride tickets presale only. Professional photography and additional concessions will be available for purchase.

Frank W. Mayborn Convention Center

3303 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-298-5733.

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017

Feb. 9 and 10, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Enjoy music and dancing, snacks, drinks, candy and photo opportunities.

Tickets are $30 for each daddy-daughter couple and $10 for each additional daughter.

Each night will be limited to 100 guests.

Harris Community Center

401 N. Alexander St., Belton

Call 254-933-5861.

8th annual Valentine’s Family Dance

Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s with the whole family. Enjoy dancing, light snacks and activities.

Harker Heights Activities Center

400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights

Call Nichole Broemer at 254-953-5465 for more information or email

Belton Market Days

Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Buy, sell and trade in downtown Belton. Visit our vendors and farmers market in the historic downtown on Central Avenue. Enjoy food and entertainment.

Every third Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit

Central Texas Orchestral Society presents Bob Schneider and His Moonlight Orchestra Featuring The Tosca String Quartet

Feb. 10

6 p.m. optional dinner from Pignetti’s

7:30 p.m., performance

$40 in advance, $45 at the door, $30 dinner

Bob Schneider has been the singer and main songwriter on nearly 30 studio albums, and he has been named Musician of the Year six times at the Austin Music Awards.

The Tosca String Quartet is Leigh Mahoney (violin), Tracy Seeger (violin), Ames Asbell (viola), and Sara Nelson (cello). They began in 1996 as members of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, a seven-piece ensemble that captivated the Austin live music scene.

Valentine’s dinner menu is bacon-wrapped meatloaf, red wine mushroom demi mashed potato, sautéed haricot verts, rolls, side salad with ranch; choice of tea, water, wine or beer.

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 or visit

Friends of the Community Clinic 23rd Annual Caring Ball

Benefiting the Temple Community Clinic

Feb. 11, 6 p.m. to midnight

Enjoy wine tasting, a silent auction, dinner and dancing.

Call 254-771-3374 for information or visit for reservations.

8th annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser For Texas Humane Heroes

Feb. 25, 1 to 4 p.m.

$30 chili entry fee; $10 general admission; kids 10 and under free

Calling all chili chefs for a chili cook-off showdown: Does your chili make people cheer? Are your spices spectacular? Does your recipe rock? Take the chili challenge and enter.

Would you rather taste the chili and help select the top three recipes? Enjoy the chili entries as well as all-you-can-eat chili from CJ’s Catering. There will be vendors as well as live entertainment from Joe and Bethany.

Vaccinated and leashed pooches are welcome. If you don’t have a furry friend, check out our animals available for adoption.

Leander Adoption Center

10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander

For more information, visit

The Central Texas Orchestral Society presents Baltimore Consort

Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.

$25 adults; $10 students

The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Their arrangements of early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain speak to the heart as well as the mind, and their love for the early music of English/Scottish heritage has led them to delve into the rich trove of traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and Nova Scotia. More recently, the group has explored the extraordinary repertory from the Iberian peninsula Awill, in a program entitled “Cancionero: Early Music from Spain.”

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 or visit

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