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. 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.

Railroad & Heritage Museum

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

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

63rd Annual Killeen Junior Livestock Show

March 2-4

Exhibitors from the local area will show their animals and projects on March 2-3 starting at noon. The auction starts at 1 p.m. March 4. The public is welcome to view the show and bid at the auction.

Killeen Special Events Center

3301 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen

Call Dorothy Glazener at 254-702-2646 for more information.

An Evening Under the Stars

Benefiting the Texas A&M University-Commerce Opera theater

March 5, 7 p.m.

$20 Reserved Seating

Chapel at Caliber Oak

5235 Royal Street


Call Denise Thommsen at 254-760-1590 for more information.

The Friends of the Temple Public Library Mid-Winter Used Book Sale

March 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

March 2, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (teachers 20 percent off with ID)

March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends of the Temple Public Library memberships available at the door.

Used books, audio books, VHS, CDs and DVDs

Most items cost $1 to $2 each.

Temple Public Library

100 W. Adams Ave.

Call 254-298-5556 or visit for more information.

Country Dances at Belton Senior Center

March 2, Old Friends (Mardi Gras Dance)

March 16, with Larry Burgin, Texas Traditions.

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.

Killeen Salutes the Arts 8th annual Take 190 West

March 4, free admission

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the family and experience the amazing creative talents of local and nationally known artists and authors.

Killeen Civic and Conference Center

3601 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen

For more information, visit or call 254-501-3888.

Rick Trevino in concert

March 4, 7:30 p.m.

$23 advance; $27 at the door

Rick Trevino is a Grammy-winning Mexican-American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Nashville in 1993, he began his career that year with the release of his debut single, “Just Enough Rope,” the first mainstream country music single to feature separate English and Spanish-language versions.

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 for more information.

Belton Market Days

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

Buy, sell and trade in downtown Belton. Visit our vendors and farmer’s market in the historic downtown on Central Avenue. Enjoy food and entertainment. Every third Saturday of the month.

For more information, visit

Swing into Spring with 4-H

12th Annual Luncheon with Style

March 18, 11 a.m.

$12 per person by March 13

This annual event highlights the hard work and dedication of Bell County 4-H members. Fashions furnished by Vis-Á-Vis Galleria from Rogers. Proceeds benefit Bell County 4-H scholarships and Bell Extension Education Association.

Bell County Expo Center

301 W. Loop, Belton

Call 254-933-5305, email Polly Elizondo at, or visit the BCEO at 1605 N. Main St., Ste. 102, Belton, for more information and to purchase tickets.

Metroplex Health System's Silver Classic 5K Run and 3K Walk

March 19, 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $25 for general entry and $20 for active-duty military and veterans.

The race, which is part of the Cen-Tex Race Series, is the primary fundraiser for the Metroplex Wellness Department. Funds from the Silver Classic will go toward promoting health and wellness in the community through free services and educational wellness classes. Participants meet at the Metroplex Ambulatory Surgery Center behind the hospital.

2201 S. Clear Creek Road, Killeen

To register, visit or call 254-519-8200.

Junie B. Jones Essential Guide to Surviving School

March 24, 7 p.m.

$12 adults, $7 children

From bus rules to Band-Aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. Jones and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. Don’t miss an all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s popular book.

Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 for more information.

Seed and Plant Swap

March 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Learn more about how to garden. Bring seeds and/or plants to swap, give and take. Local vendors will be present to answer gardening and planting questions. Clearly label seeds, bulbs or plant cuttings. Include name of plant, growing directions and picture of plant if possible. No hybrid seeds.

Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights

Call 254-953-5466 or email for more information.

United Way of Central Texas presents 16th annual Taste of Central Texas

March 28, 6 to 9 p.m.

$30 Adult

$25 Active-duty military or student

$20 Children, age 12 and younger

Sample food from more than 30 local restaurants, caterers and bakers. Bid on auction items and listen to live music. Only 500 tickets available and they sell out fast.

The Taste of Central Texas is a fundraiser to support emergency and crisis services offered by Central Texas Youth Services Bureau Inc.

Bell County Expo Center

301 W. Loop 121, Belton

Call 254-939-3466 for information.

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Catherine Hosman is editor of Tex Appeal Magazine. Contact her at or 54-501-7511.

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