Add fun to your weekend with these local events | Local News
With the Culture on the Square Jamboree, a new show at the Central Texas Theater, Easter family events, comedy shows and more this week, there’s plenty of fun for everyone.
The Central Texas Theater (formerly Vive Les Arts Theatre), 3401 SWS Young Drive, will host his production “The 39 Steps,” April 15-24. Friday and Saturday shows will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday shows from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to $22. Head over to https://bit.ly/37gSj56 to pre-purchase.
The Heart of Texas RV Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. April 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121, Belton. This free show will also feature live music, food trucks, and more. Visit www.heartoftexasrvshow.com for more information.
The Black Chamber of Commerce Innovation Culture at Square Jamboree will take place from 5-9 p.m. on April 16 at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights. Hosted by South Philly Reef, there will be live entertainment by “The Voice” finalists Rose Short and Jershika Maple, Distinguished Soundz, Songhai Steel Drummers, Somba Flor, Kerry-Ann Zamore and Nyaja. Vendors will also be available during this free, family-friendly community event.
Corky’s Wine and Beer, 13 S. Second St. in Temple, is hosting its Saturday Night Comedy Showcase at 8 p.m. April 16. The set list will include host Chris Ward, Deezil Greezil, Lani Cuomo and headliner Terry Anderson. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP. Head over to https://bit.ly/3xtwv15 to pre-purchase.
The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit the Killeen Mall, 2100 WS Young Drive in Killeen, from 1-4 p.m. on April 16 in the Dillard parking lot. This free event is open to the public.
The Bell County Salvation Army and Greater Killeen Community Clinic will host the monthly drive-in mobile food distribution from 9 a.m. to noon on April 19, or while supplies last, at New Gate United Methodist Church , 718 N. Second St., Killeen. To volunteer or for more information, call Captain Dawn Beckham at 254-774-9996.
Twice as Funny Comedy Lounge, 4505 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen, hosts comedian Daphnique Springs at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on April 15, and at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on April 16. Tickets start at $15 per person. Visit https://twiceasfunnycomedylounge-com.seatengine.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
Liv and Let Live Yoga, 3803 Levy Lane in Killeen, hosts Yoga for those serving from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. This free course is open to all military, first responders, healthcare workers, and educators.
The Sammons Community Center, 2220 W. Avenue D in Temple, hosts its Country and Western Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Admission is $5 per person and is open to adults only. Coffee and punch are offered. Customers are encouraged to bring a snack to share.
The Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College, 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, hosts a variety of laser shows, movies, and other astronomy-based events. For show descriptions, complete schedule and ticket prices, visit www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.
Sammons Indoor Pool, 2220 W. Avenue D in Temple, is hosting an Underwater Easter Egg Hunt from 6-8 p.m. on April 15. Participants will be able to hunt eggs all over the pool and enjoy a family swim. The cost is $5 per person. Call 254-298-5930 to register.
The Pershing Park Easter Bash will take place from 4-7 p.m. on April 15 at the Pershing Park Express Exchange, 5488 Hoover Hill Road, Fort Hood. There will be an Easter egg hunt, coloring contest, games and raffles at this free event.
The Unleashed Beasts Motorcycle Club will be hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 16 at Conder Park, 810 Conder St., Killeen. Games, food and activities will be offered.
Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church, 2306 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove, will host its second annual Family Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 16. Egg hunts starting at 1 p.m. Visit https://bit.ly/3rr5UxM for free registration.
Military Month Children’s Bingo will be held April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Community Events and Bingo Center, 50012 Clear Creek Road, Fort Hood. The cost is $5 per child and is open to children ages 2-12 with a DoD ID card and an adult guest. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners. Call 254-532-9253 for more information.
AdventHealth Central Texas is hosting a free childbirth class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at the Women’s Center classroom, 2201 S. Clear Creek Road, Killeen. Expectant mothers and their companions are invited. Go to https://bit.ly/3xq8vvJ to register.
The Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail, posts a variety of live streams, children’s shows, story times, crafts, and other activities throughout the week on the Harker Heights Facebook page. the library, www.facebook.com/harkerheightspubliclibrary/.
The Killeen Public Library, 205 E. Church Ave., hosts Children’s Storytime at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and Spanish Storytime at 11 a.m. Saturday . There’s also a Lego Block Party at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Kids’ Playtime at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. There is also a poetry workshop from 2-2:45 p.m. every Thursday in April at the Main Library. Go to https://www.killeentexas.gov/171/Libraries for more information.
The Lampasas Public Library, 201 S. Main St., is hosting Family Story Time at 4 p.m. April 20 live on the library’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/lampasaslibrary.
The Last Drive-In Picture Show, 2912 S. Highway 36, Gatesville, hosts a double movie each night of the week. This week’s drive-in lineup, airing nightly from April 15-20, will be “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets” at 8 p.m. and “The Batman” at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per car.
Bo’s Barn Dance Hall and Club hosts live music by Mark Richey from 8 p.m. to midnight on April 15. Coverage: $10. The Ed Johns Band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on April 16. Coverage: $10. The dance hall is at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93, Temple. Attend karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday. Happy hour is 5-10 p.m. every Thursday and 5-8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Discover a free dance class from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, visit www.bosbarndancehall.com or call 254-939-7131.
Chupacabra Craft Beer and Salado Lonestar Winery, 401 S. Main St. in Salado, hosts free concerts by local artists every Friday and Saturday night. Chupacabra also hosts Open Mic Night for acoustic music and comedy every Monday from 7-10 p.m. Fire Street Pizza, 10310 Farm-to-Market 439 in Belton, is hosting free live music from Scratch 3 from 6-9 p.m. April 15, Jennifer Pisarick from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 16 and an acoustic performance by Martian Folk from 12 to 3 p.m. on April 17.
Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St. in Salado, will host free live music from Denny Cullinan and friends at 7 p.m. on April 16 and Joseph Mach at 4 p.m. on April 17. Fire Base Brewing Company, 8 S. First St. in Temple, will host free live music from Kevin Johnson with Cody Ellinger from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on April 15.
The VFW Post 3892, 201 VFW Drive in Harker Heights, hosts a music and karaoke night with DJ Time from 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. Call 254-213-3350 for more information.
Fred T. Venable VFW Post 3393, 424 County Road 4931 in Kempner, hosts live karaoke with Michael Gordon from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. No cover.
The Foreigner: Greatest Hits Tour, with special guests The Fabulous Thunderbirds, will take place at 8 p.m. on April 22 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121, Belton. Tickets range from $38 to $100. Visit www.bellcountyexpo.com to purchase in advance.
The Barrow Brewing Company Farmer’s Market, 108 Royal St. in Salado, is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through September. There will be local produce, handmade goods, art, coffee, food trucks and more. Interested vendors should email [email protected]
Belton Town Center Market Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 16. Local artisans, artists, food trucks, live music and more will be available in the downtown Belton neighborhood for an indoor/outdoor shopping experience.
The Central Texas Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kempner Farm, 4616 Farm-to-Market 2808, Kempner. There are local producers, artisans, vendors, food trucks and more. Interested vendors can go to http://www.kempnerfarm.com to find more information and an application.
Lampasas Trade Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every first Saturday of the month at 2646 E. Highway 190. There will be vendors, antiques, artisans, artists and more. Call 512-734-1294 for more information.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Every first Saturday of the month, the museum organizes a free thematic family day. Visit www.templerrhm.org for more information. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5.
The Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St. in Belton, is hosting its Tiny Thinkers event for kids ages 5 and under from 10-11 a.m. on April 20. Participants will learn about the water cycle and weather systems through play, crafts and stories. . This event is free but registration is required by going to https://bit.ly/3OaoJz0. The museum is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. A special exhibit, “Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit,” based on the TV series, is on view through May 1. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under.
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, 100 Texas Ranger Trail in Waco, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military, $4 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. . Visit www.texasranger.org for more information.
The Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 512-556-2224 for more information.