Get Your Play On

July 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Kick off July Parks and Recreation Month with fun and games for the whole family.

Wilson Park

2205 Curtis B. Elliott Dr., Temple

Visit or call 254-298-5733 for more information

All American Family Fun Fest and Fireworks Show

July 4

Free park entrance

Live music, splash pad, inflatables, craft and food vendors, and more.

Miller Park

1919 N. First. St., Temple

Call 254-298-5440, or visit for more information.

2017 Belton Fourth of July Celebration

July 1-3, 7 to 10 p.m. PRCA Rodeo

Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton

July 1-4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carnival

July 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Festival on Nolan Creek at Yettie Polk Park

July 4, 7 p.m., Rodeo Round-Up, Schoepf’s BBQ, Belton

For a complete schedule of events, tickets and more information, visit, or call 254-939-3551.

Hot Summer Sounds Free Concert Series

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

July 7- One of These Nights

July 14 – Michael Carubelli Band

July 21 – West Travis Band

Bring blankets, chairs and picnics, and enjoy an evening of music.

Miller Park

1919 N. First St., Temple

Call 254-298-5440, or visit for more information.

2017 Killeen Free Movies in the Park

July 7, “The Secret Life of Pets”

July 14, “Sing”

July 21, “The Lego Batman Movie”

July 28, “Monster Trucks”

All movies begin after dark, around 8:45 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Glass containers and alcohol not allowed.

Killeen Amphitheater

2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Call 254-501-6390 for information.

11th Hot 2 Trot 4 K

July 15, 7:30 a.m.

$20 Pre-registration by July 9

$25 day of race

Lions Park

4320 Lions Park Road, Temple

Call 254-298-5582 or visit for more information.

Film & Food Fridays

Harker Heights Parks & Recreation

July 21, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Film & Food Fridays encourages families and friends to “let the good times reel” at our family friendly movie shown on an inflatable screen, enjoy getting a taste of local food vendor’s creations. As we watch a “throwback” movie that both parents and kids will enjoy! Don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket.

Carl Levin Park Amphitheatre

400 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights

For more information and movie titles, visit or call 254-953-5466.

Belton Senior Center presents Country Western dances

July 6, Larry Burgin, Texas Tradition

July 20, Bobby Dean, Timeless Country

Bring a small food item for the snack table.

July 24, Pot Luck Supper

5:30 p.m., Quinton Locklin performs

842 Mitchell St., Belton

Call 254-778-4751 for information.

Temple Farmer’s Market

Every Tuesday and Thursday

7 a.m. to noon

Support your local farmer’s market every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer.

West Temple Park

121 Montpark Road, off West Adams behind Temple Fire Station No. 7

Call Mary Coppin at 254-778-2104 for more information.

From Swords to Plowshares: Metal Trench Art from World War I

Now through Aug. 12

Free admission

Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

The exhibit features more than 160 pieces of metal trench art, educational panels, and period photographs. Trench art is a form of brass art that finds its origins in the trenches of World War I. During the war, some soldiers used periods of inactivity to create art from artillery shells, bullets, aircraft parts, coins and more. The art ranges from primitive artillery shells to elaborately made lamps. Trench art from the United States, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, Belgium and Czechoslovakia will be exhibited.

Bell County Museum

201 N. Main St., Belton

Visit or call 254-933-5243 for more information.

The Central Texas Film Society presents “Shane”

July 30, 2 p.m.


The CTFS is showing free classic and best-loved films one Sunday every month.

These are movies everyone should see at least once. A guest speaker will provide historical context and interesting tidbits about the featured film. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this great movie on a big screen. Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions.

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 for more information.

Salado Legends

July 22 and July 29

7:15 p.m., optional dinner, reservations required

$12 adult or child.

8:15 p.m., show

$20 adult, $5 child under 12 years.

7:30 p.m., concession opens

Central Texas’ favorite outdoor musical drama returns. Written by playwright/lyricist, nationally honored Jackie Mills and directed by Donnie Williams. This play was ensconced in the Library of Congress for depicting life in the 1850s.

Tablerock Amphitheater, Royal Street, Salado

Dinner and show tickets available in advance at local merchants. Show-only tickets available at the gate each night.

Email or call 254-947-9205 for information and group tickets.

Harker Heights Farmers Market

Saturdays through Oct. 28

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Market provides a venue where local farmers, producers and artisans can come together to provide a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, hand-crafted items, furniture, farm eggs and more directly to the consumer.

Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway

For more information, call


Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents March to Freedom

Now through Aug. 26

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday

$4, 13-59

$3, 60 plus

$2, 5-12

Free for active military with valid ID.

This new exhibit features the photographs of James “Spider” Martin, and covers the events during the March 1965 protest marches in Selma, Alabama. In the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined with civil rights leaders including James Farmer, Roy Wilkins, A. Phillip Randolph, and John Lewis to lead peaceful demonstrations and conduct nonviolent acts of civil disobedience publicizing the need for equal rights, including a national voting rights law. The media coverage of their peaceful demonstrations, which were at times met with violent opposition, helped garner widespread support necessary for the passage of voting rights legislation. The 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, opened the door for the signing of the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6, 1965.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

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

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Catherine Hosman is editor of Tex Appeal Magazine. Contact her at or 254-774-5234.

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