Central Texas Veterans Day Parade

Killeen is hosting Central Texas Veterans Day Parade at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 starting at Killeen City Hall. For more information, call 254-702-0465.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

The annual Wreath Project is a community effort to show honor and remembrance of veterans and their families during the holiday season by laying a wreath at the foot of the more than 8,000 headstones. This year the project will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Special Events Center with the preparation of the wreaths. Wreaths will be placed on the graves at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 10 a.m. Nov. 30. After the holiday season is over, the wreaths will be retrieved from the cemetery at 10 a.m. Jan. 11.

Killeen Toastmasters

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

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.

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

Harker Heights

Veterans Day Ceremony

The city of Harker Heights is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at 7 a.m. Nov. 11 at Carl Levin Park Amphitheater For more information, email 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


Scottish Gathering & Highland Games

Bagpipe bands, highland dancers, tossing the caber, live Celtic music, Scottish Clans Village, shopping and more are just some of the activities to partake in at Scottish Gathering & Highland Games in Salado. Scot or not, everyone is welcome to visit the event, which starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and continues from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Salado Civic Center.

For more information, call 254-947-5232 or visit


Market Days

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.

A Sami Show - Arts & Crafts Market

Come see what the buzz is all about as you browse the aisles full of home and garden décor, jewelry, floral designs, woodcrafts, art, candles, gourmet foods, boutique clothing, fashionable accessories, unique gifts and more at A Sami Show - Arts and Crafts Market. The event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Bell County Expo Center. Cost is $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. For more information, visit

City Wide Vintage Sale

Belton’s City Wide Vintage Sale is a vintage market featuring vendors with an amazing array and assortment of collectables, memorabilia and all things vintage. There are vinyl records, coins, toys, jewelry, furniture and hard to find treasure from yesteryears. You never know what you may find here. The event runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Belton County Expo Center. Cost is $5 for adults and kids 12 and under get in for free. For more information, visit


City of Temple Christmas Parade

For 73 years, the annual Christmas parade has brought delight and holiday cheer to Temple residents. The tradition continues at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 as more than 100 parade entries, which includes colorful floats, marching bands and decorated rides, make their way through downtown Temple, each covered with hundreds of twinkling lights. The parade route will start at Adams Avenue near 8th Street and travel along Adams to 23rd Street, turn right on 23rd Street and disband at Temple High School. For more information, visit

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

Cedar Park

Haute Mess Music Fest

North Austin’s premier live music event venue, Haute Spot, is proud to announce its first annual Haute Mess Music Fest, a Veterans Day Weekend Celebration benefiting We Are Operation Supply Drop and Project K-9 Hero, Nov. 9-10. Hosted at Haute Spot’s signature Texas Hill Country open-aired, backyard venue and adjoining property, the festival will feature an all-star lineup, including DJ Snoopadelic (a Snoop Dogg DJ Set), Ludacris, Big Gigantic, Cypress Hill and many more. Guests of all ages are welcome at the two-day festival.

Tickets are available for purchase through the festival website at For additional information, contact Brittney Rodriguez at 512-577-1089 or


Cameron Park Zoo

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

• 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.

• Nov. 16 — Orangutan Caring Week: — Join us to celebrate the week with keeper talks at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, visit

Farmers market

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 in downtown Waco. For more information, visit


A Christmas Affair

The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza at A Christmas Affair set for Nov. 20-24 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin. The event includes parties, children’s events, a private shopping brunch and the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa.

For more information, visit

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists — with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. The Bazaar runs from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Nov. 22- Dec. 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 24 at 6100 Airport Blvd. in Austin.

All items at the Bazaar are handmade by local and regional artists that are selected through a rigorous jury process. Shoppers can expect to find paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics and more gifts you can’t find anywhere else. For more information, visit