Lonestar Toastmasters invites area residents to attend its weekly meeting, The club meets every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at Texas A&M University Central Texas, 1001 Leadership Place. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 803-467-1127.
Killeen Toastmasters invites area residents to attend its weekly meeting. The club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Friday at Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant, 3100 E. Central Texas Expressway. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 254-248-7735.
Pioneer Farmers Market
Pioneer Farmers Market offers high-quality, locally grown produce, farm-fresh eggs, local raw honey, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, handmade crafts and jewelry. New vendors are always encouraged to join as space permits. The market is in front of Tractor Supply Company in Killeen, behind McAlister’s, near Hobby Lobby. It is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday (weather permitting). To see what will be for sale at the market or for more information, visit www.on.fb.me/1P9Dbl7.
Market Days offers shoppers a chance to buy, sell and trade in downtown Belton. The event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every third Saturday of each month on Central Avenue in historic downtown Belton. Entertainment and food for purchase will also be provided.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Hippity-Hop on over to the Wilson Park Recreation Center in Temple and bring the whole family as Temple Parks hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. There will be food ($10 per person for a full breakfast plate), coffee and juice, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The event is set for 9 a.m.-noon April 11.
For more information, call 254-298-5740.
Elite Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. every fourth Monday at Natural Grocers in Temple.
For more information about this event and Elite Toastmasters, visit the club’s website at https://elitetoastmasterstexas.toastmastersclubs.org.
Taijutsu relies on naturally efficient body movement, rather than strength or speed. Students use these methods to learn to successfully handle various self defense situations. Learn the skills to move your body naturally and efficiently by leaping, tumbling and climbing in a fun atmosphere. Previous martial arts experience is not required. Class format is monthly sessions and meet ups are weekly. Pre-registration is required. Classes run from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Gober Party House. Cost is $60 per child youth ages 5-16. For more information, call 254-298-5690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art on Elm
Art on Elm is an annual, free pop-up art exhibit on historic Elm Avenue featuring local artists, musicians, craft and food vendors, and children’s activities. Anticipate an abundance of art, handcrafted goods, great music and a smorgasbord of food. Come to admire the art and stay to enjoy the rest. Music line up to be announced. Art on Elm is held from Dallas Street to Sherman Street in Waco.
The weekend begins on the evening of April 17 with a colorful preview party, Splash on the Color and opening of the juried art exhibition.
The festival officially runs from 10 a,m.-5 p.m. April 18. For more information, go to https://wacoartsfest.org.
Nacho Daddy Car Show & Concert
The Nacho Daddy Car Show and Concert is set for 2 p.m. April 25 at Warren Park in Waco. Join us for live music, a car show, food trucks, a kids zone and more. Admission is free and a $10 per vehicle donation for spectators is encouraged and food truck costs apply. A portion of event proceeds will benefit Hunger Free MISD. The event is bring your own beverage; lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and leashed pets welcome. The car and motorcycle show will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 254-666-1200.
Waco’s Downtown Farmers Market is open from 3-7 p.m. every Tuesday at 400 N. University Parks Dr. The market features local agricultural producers and artisan vendors from within 150 miles of Waco. Enjoy food, crafts, live music and more while in downtown.
For more information, visit www.wacodowntownfarmersmarket.com.
Cameron Park Zoo
The Cameron Park Zoo has plenty of upcoming events planned. They are as follows:
• April 3, 10, 17, and 24: National Frog Month — Join our Herp department at the Lake Waco Wetlands for night time walks.
• April 8: Zoo Lovers Day — Join us for keeper talks throughout the day on the hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A schedule of talks will be posted in the front plaza as you enter the zoo.
• April 17: Bat Appreciation Day — Join us for keeper talks and activities from 10 a.m.-noon.
• April 25: Party for the Planet and Save the Frogs Day — Join us for tons of fun celebrating our planet. Keeper talks and activities will take place from 10 a.m.-noon.
• May 2: KidZoobilee — Annual kids event.
• May 4: May The 4th Be With You — Join us for Star Wars themed enrichment and keeper talks about some of our animals named after Star Wars characters.
• May 9: World Migratory Bird Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks, activities and more.
• May 16: Bear Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks, activities and a bear safe campsite demo.
• May 23: World Turtle Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks and activities.
• May 27: World Otter Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks, activities and an enrichment presentation to the otters at Cameron Park Zoo.
• May 31: World Parrot Day — Join us at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. for keeper talks at the Macaw exhibit.
• June 6: International Ungulate Awareness Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks and activities.
• June 8: World Ocean Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks and activities.
• June 20: American Eagle Day — Join us at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for keeper talks at the bald eagle exhibit.
• June 21: World Giraffe Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-noon for keeper talks and activities.
• June 23: Pink Flamingo Day — Join us at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for keeper talks at the Flamingo exhibit.
• Oct. 17: Brew at the Zoo — Annual beer sampling event. All attendees must be 21 or over.
• Oct. 31: Zoo Boo — Annual Halloween trick or treating event.
• Nov. 14: H-E-B Zoo Stampede — Annual 1K, 5K, and 10K runs.
For more information, visit www.cameronparkzoo.com.
Hot Luck Festival
The Hot Luck: Live Food and Music Festival returns to honor the soul, sweat and do-it-yourself diversity of the food and music world. The festival is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate.
Come hungry, thirsty and bring your dancing boots. The festival runs from May 21-24 throughout various locations in downtown Austin. For more information, visit www.hotluckfest.com.
Life Time Tri CapTex
The Life Time Triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays. The triathlon starts at 7 a.m. May 25 at Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. For more information or to register, visit www.captextri.com.
ATX Television Festival
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television’s history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals with cast and creator questions and answers and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery. The festival is set for June 4-7 in various locations in downtown Austin. For more information, go to www.atxfestival.com.