Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

Now through Jan. 21

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

The exhibit explores the ways in which Americans experienced the Atomic threat as part of their daily lives — at school, in the home, and even at play. The show features more than 75 original objects from the era, as well as large-scale graphics, radio broadcasts and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.

Included with regular admission

315 W. Avenue B, Temple

Call 254-298-5172 for more information.

Bell County Museum presents Comfort and Glory: Two Centuries of Quilts from the Briscoe Center

Now through Jan. 14

The museum’s new exhibition includes a collection of American quilts showcasing 21 quilts — dating from 1818 to 2005 — with historical essays about each quilt’s history and construction. The selections span more than 187 years of American quilt-making and represent a broad range of traditional styles and functions.

201 N. Main St., Belton

Call 254-933-5243 or visit www.bellcountymuseum.org for more information.

Bell County Museum presents The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

Now through Jan. 29

The museum’s traveling exhibition features iconic and rarely seen images of our presidents through the eyes of their official photographers. This exhibition offers a fresh and candid viewpoint on life and work behind the famous facade of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

201 N. Main St., Belton

Call 254-933-5243 or visit www.bellcountymuseum.org for more information.

Belton Senior Center

Jan. 5, Bobby Dean, Timeless Country

Jan. 19, Good Ol’ Boys

Dances start at 6:30 p.m.

Bring a small food item for the snack table for the dances.

Suggested donation: $5

Potluck dinner

Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Schade Tree Band Performs

542 Mitchell St., Belton

Call 254-939-1170 for more information.

Akropolis Reed Quintet at the Temple Cultural Activities Center

Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

$25 adults; $10 students

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Brought to you by the Central Texas Orchestral Society, the Akropolis Reed Quintet consists of sax, oboes and bassoons. For this concert, they are offering, “Under the Influence,” which includes works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marc Mellits, David Biedenbender and George Gershwin.

3011 N. Third St. Temple

Call 254-773-9926 or visit www.cacARTS.org for more information.

Fourth annual Arches Resolution 5K

Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

Resolve to begin 2017 in motion. Run or walk a 5K to start the year off right.

$20 pre-registration closes Jan. 8.

$25 race day registration

Register online at racetemple.com or at any Temple Parks & Recreation center. Call 254-298-5582 for more information.

Seed and Plant Swap

Jan. 14, 1 p.m.

Exchange some of the seeds you don’t want for some you’d like to try.

Activities Center

400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights

Call Nichole Broemer at 254-953-5465 or email nbroemer@ci.harker for more information.

Belton Market Days

Jan. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come see vendors and visit the farmer’s market in historic downtown Belton on Central Avenue. Enjoy food and entertainment every third Saturday of the month.

Call 254-939-3551 for more information or visit www.downtownbelton.com.

Joe Ely in concert at the Temple Cultural Activities Center

Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Fire Street Pizza Food Truck, 6:30 p.m.

Joe Ely kicks off the 2017 Texas Music Series at the CAC. Ely’s musical style is considered Texas country, Tex-Mex and rock and roll.

$23 in advance

$27 at the door

Have dinner, listen to music, browse the galleries, and shop the gift shop prior to the concert. Light concessions and beverages will be on sale as well.

3011 N. Third St., Temple

Call 254-773-9926 or visit www.cacARTS.org for more information.

Email information about upcoming events to editor@texappealmag.com.

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