Killeen

Dinosaur George Traveling Museum

The Killeen Public Library is hosting Dinosaur George Traveling Museum from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 24-25 at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center.

Participants are encouraged to visit the Dinosaur Gift Shop for cool collectibles. The event is free. For more information, call 254-501-8996.

Pink Warrior Dash

Pink Warrior Angels of Texas is hosting its annual Pink Warrior Dash at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at Copperas Cove City Park. Registration is now open for this event that brings hundreds of local cancer survivors and supporters together in a fun run/walk, which educates and informs the community on cancer resources. Registration fees are $25 per runner with an option for children up to age 12 to participate at a reduced rate of $10. Pets on leash are welcome.   

Prizes will also be rewarded to categories such as prettiest in pink, highest fundraiser, largest team, cutest animal and a special mystery award.

Register for the dash by visiting http://bit.ly/2YO6gxg.

Mayborn Science Theater reopens

The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, shows several shows per day, four days per week. There will be a tribute to the band Queen at 9 p.m., Aug. 17, For more information, visit www.starsatnight.org.

Killeen Toastmasters

Killeen Toastmasters invites area residents to attend its weekly meeting. The club meets every Friday from 12-1 p.m. 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.

Lonestar Toastmasters

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.

Copperas Cove

Lupus Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Team Jlyons and the Central Texas STARZZ will host the third annual Lupus Awareness 5K Run/Walk and Car Show Sept. 14 at Ogletree Gap Park in Copperas Cove.

Registration fee for the 5K is $25 with T-shirt or $15 without.  Participants can register at www.teamjlyons.com. A walk around the park is also planned to honor Lupus Warriors. Car Show registration is from 8-10 a.m. with awards presentation at 11:30 a.m. Car show registration fee is $20 payable at registration. Other events planned include a K9 demonstration, martial arts demonstration, pretty in purple contest and several drawings. The Five Hills Royalty will also be in attendance.

All proceeds benefit Lupus Awareness and Search for a Cure. Volunteers, sponsors, or vendors are encouraged to email ccstarzz09@aol.com for more information.

Harker Heights

Pool Party and Pooch Pool Paw-ty

Come enjoy a fun-filled bash to end the pool season at Harker Heights’ end of the season public Pool Party and Pooch Pool Paw-ty Aug. 25.  

Enjoy swimming, listening to DJ music and more. The public party runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The pool will close and reopen from 5-7 p.m. for furry friends.

All participants will be required to pay gate admission rates (pool passes not allowed during party/pawty hours). For more information, email nbroemer@ci.harker-heights.tx.us or call 254-953-5465.

Harker Heights Farmers Market

Harker Heights Farmers Market offers fresh produce from local farmers from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.

For more information, visit http://www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/index.php/programs-a-events/farmers-market.

Belton

Market Days

Market Days offers shoppers a chance to buy, sell and trade in downtown Belton. The event is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every third Saturday of each month on Central Avenue in historic downtown Belton. Entertainment and food will also be provided.

Temple

Back 2 School Community Fair

The City’s Transform Temple Department, Wilson Park Recreation Center and other community partners are joining together to host the 2nd Annual Back to School/Back 2 Basics Community Fair for residents on Saturday. The event will take place at the Meredith Dunbar Learning Academy gymnasium located at 1717 E. Ave. J from 9 a.m.-noon.

More than 40 exhibitors will be on hand to provide information about a wide variety of community resources covering health and wellness, education, employment and home ownership. Temple Community Clinic will also provide free health screenings, as well as a limited number of school physicals, at this year’s event.

 The Back 2 School/Back 2 Basics event is free and open to the public. The first 300 Kindergarten through 5th grade students will receive a backpack full of school supplies.

For more information, contact Miranda Lugo at Wilson Park Recreation Center at 254-298-5740 or Jo-Ell Guzman at Transform Temple at 254-298-5670.

Vocal Aces Toastmasters

Vocal Aces Toastmasters invites the community to an open house from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 22 at 901 Veterans Memorial Dr. at Veterans Affair Department, Bldg. 171, Room A25 in Temple.

Light refreshments Served at the free event. The event is also open to the public.

The keynote speaker is Debra Kirkland, Performing Arts Department chair at Temple College.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2H0U5Hi.

Elite Toastmasters

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.

Waco

Cameron Park Zoo

The Cameron Park Zoo is hosting a series of upcoming events in Waco. These events include:

• Aug. 19 — International Orangutan Day: Join us for keeper talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Sept. 22 — World Rhino Day: Join us for keeper talks and activities from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Croctober — Join us for keeper talks every Saturday in October at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Oct. 1 — International Raccoon Appreciation Day: Join us for keeper talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Oct. 19 — Brew at the Zoo: More information coming soon.

• Oct. 20 — International Sloth Day: Join us for keeper talks at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Oct. 21 — Reptile Awareness Day: Join us for keeper talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Oct. 26 — Lemur and Gibbon Day: Join us for keeper talks and activities from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Oct. 31 — Zoo Boo: Trick or treat throughout the Zoo. Enjoy themed areas and activities.

• Nov. 9 — H-E-B Zoo Stampede: Enjoy a family fun run through the Zoo and around the Brazos River. More information coming soon.

• Nov. 9 — Wildlife Wonderland: Join us for keeper talks and an animal art sale from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.cameronparkzoo.com.

Farmers market

Waco’s Downtown Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday 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 in downtown Waco. For more information, visit www.wacodowntownfarmersmarket.com.

Austin

Zilker Summer Musical

Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of “The Little Mermaid,” taking fans “Under the Sea” Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m. until Aug. 17 in Austin. For more information, visit www.zilker.org.

Bat Fest

Celebrate this batty event as the world’s largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard’s Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight.

Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more from 4 p.m.-midnight Aug. 24.

For more information, visit www.roadwayevents.com.

Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and fantastic movies from around the world. The festival runs from Sept. 19-26 in various Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across Austin. For more information, visit www.fantasticfest.com.