This weekend get out of the house and try something new and fun with something like goat yoga, a 5k run, a visit to the museum, a local fundraising event and more. Read on for more details.
The Town of Killeen’s inaugural Tipsy 5K Fun Run will take place at 6pm on August 20 at the Stonetree Golf Course, 1600 Stonetree Drive, Killeen. Registration is $30 per runner, and registrants 21 and older will have the option of purchasing an additional wristband that will entitle them to three beers after the race. Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Killeen/Tipsy5KFunRun to sign up. Call 254-501-6390 for more information.
Title Boxing Club, 2904 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen, will host Goat Yoga from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 20. The cost starts at $30 per person. Go to https://bit.ly/3wbILSr to reserve a spot.
The second annual Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on August 20 at the Hills of Cove Golf Course, 1408 Golf Course Road. Registration for this two-player scramble is $65 per person and includes a round of golf with a shared cart, shooting balls, lunch, door prizes and goody bags. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The scholarships will benefit deserving CCISD high school graduates.
Corkys Comediaen Español (Comedy in Spanish) will be at 8 p.m. on August 20 at Corkys Comedy Club inside Tower Temple, 13 S. Second St., Temple. There will be entertainment by four Spanish-speaking comedians throughout the night. Tickets are $20 per person. Go to https://bit.ly/3A1F2aZ to purchase in advance.
The Negrete Firefighter Foundation’s annual fundraising event will be held from 3-9 p.m. on August 20 at Camp Triumph, 1203 Pecan Grove Drive, Copperas Cove. There will be a silent auction, food trucks, shows, bouncy houses, go-karts, swimming, live music and more. The entry fee is $10 for adults and $6 for children, with proceeds going to scholarships for future firefighters.
The Lone Star Gun Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 20 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 21 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121, Belton. Admission is $9 and military members get a $1 discount.
The Beltonian Theater, 219 E. Central Ave. in Belton, will have an exact replica of the DeLorean vehicle at the screening of “Back to the Future” from 7-10 p.m. on August 19 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on August 20. Photos will be available free of charge outside the theatre. Visit https://thebeltoniantheatre.com for times.
Samuel Adams Brewhouse, 5782 24th St. in Fort Hood, will host its monthly Books and Brews book club from 7-8 p.m. on August 24. The group will discuss “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub.
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 Thursday 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.
Chick-fil-A Killeen, 1402 E. Central Texas Expressway, will host Breakfast Bingo from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on August 20. This event is free and family friendly.
The back-to-school pop-up shop will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on August 20 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 SWS Young Drive, Killeen. There will be a school supply drive, vendors, food and more. Admission is $1 per person.
The Temple City Touch-a-Truck event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on August 20 at Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple. Children of all ages will be invited to ride on fire trucks and other vehicles during this free event. Go to https://bit.ly/3A6b6KN to register for free.
The Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail, is hosting its Local Authors’ Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 20. 25 authors will be present to meet, talk about writing and more. All ages are welcome. The library also posts a variety of live streams, children’s shows, story times, crafts and other activities posted throughout the week on the library’s Facebook page, www.facebook. com/harkerheightspubliclibrary/.
The Killeen Public Library will be hosting its Adult Public Play Day every Friday from 1-3 p.m. at the Main Library, 205 E. Church Ave. The library also hosts a variety of other in-person events for children, teens, and adults each week at the Main Library and the Copper Mountain Branch Library. Go to https://www.killeentexas.gov/171/Libraries for a complete schedule.
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 August 19-25, will be “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” at 8:30 p.m. and “Top Gun: Maverick” at 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per car.
The O’Briens Irish Pub, 11 E. Central Ave. at Temple, hosts live music by Megan Brucker from 9 p.m. to midnight on August 19.
Schoepf’s BBQ, 702 E. Central Ave. in Belton, will host the free Shooter FM Acoustic Lunch with live music from Wes Hayden and Darrin Morris, featuring radio hosts Crowman and Nash, at noon on August 19.
Bo’s Barn Dance Hall and Club hosts live music from Hyway Traveler from 8 p.m. to midnight on August 19. Coverage: $10. Tumbleweed Hill will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on August 20. 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.
Fire Street Pizza, 10310 Farm-to-Market 439 in Belton, is hosting free live music from Free Ransom from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19, David Johnson from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 20, and Martian Folk from noon-9 p.m. 3 p.m. 21st of August.
The VFW Post 3892, 201 VFW Drive in Harker Heights, hosts Karaoke with a DJ from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and a Tejano DJ on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Call 254-213-3350 for more information.
Scores Pizza and Wings, 219 S. East St. in Belton, hosts Open Mic Night with Jacob Augustine every Wednesday from 7-10 p.m.
3 Texans Winery, 7536 Farm-to-Market 2409 in Temple, will host free live music from Kyle Mathis from 2-5 p.m. on August 20.
Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St. in Salado, hosts free live music from the Everett Wren Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Auto Weekends at 8 p.m. Aug. 20 and Eley Buckat at 4 p.m. Aug. 21.
Black & White Afro-Caribbean Night will take place at 10 p.m. on August 20 at the Harker Heights Event Center, 710 Edwards Drive. There will be live music by Lady Shacklin and DJ Specs. General admission is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Go to https://bit.ly/3dEiKEQ to purchase tickets.
The Town of Killeen Farmers Market will be held from 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday through the end of October at Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop. For more information and the provider application process, call 254-501-6390 or visit www.killeentexas.gov/REC.
The Harker Heights Farmer’s Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at Harker Heights City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing. There will be local farmers, producers and artisans available to sell a variety of fresh produce and other products.
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]
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 Farmers Market will take place from 7 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday at West Temple Park, 121 Montpark Road. For vendor information, call Daniel Lara at 254-624-4718.
Museums and exhibitions
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. Active duty personnel and their families are admitted free through Labor Day.
The Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St. in Belton, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Watch the special display, “DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers!” for families to play as superheroes in a series of challenges by 9/11. 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. .Go to www.texasranger.org for more information.
The Lampasas County Museum, 303 S. Western Ave., is hosting the “Explore Lampasas” local history series, in partnership with the Lampasas Public Library, at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 for children ages 5-13. Register at the museum to participate. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 512-556-2224 for more information.
The Salado Museum and College Park, 423 S. Main St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit www.saladomuseum.org for more information.