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.
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 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.
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.
Pet Adoption Extravaganza
There will be nearly 400 animals up for adoption, along with fun for the whole family at the Pet Adoption Extravaganza, which is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday at Bell County Expo Center. Activities include: pony rides, bounce houses, police working dog demos, face painting, petting zoo, wildlife exhibit with a wallaby, train ride, trick dog team, fire truck, fire safety house and more. The event will have ferrets, horses, donkeys, birds and several hundred cats and dogs.
Rescues and vendors from across Central Texas will come together to showcase their animals and items for the community to see. Visit with everyone and meet your rescue neighbors.
Central Texas Lost & Found will be on hand micro-chipping pets. Tons of vendors for all products needs. Trainers, animal control officers and veterinarians will be on hand.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/328QWNL.
Cen-Tex College and Career Night
Central Texas high school students and their parents will get an opportunity to ask questions and gather information from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the annual Cen-Tex College and Career Night inside the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Each year, the expo hosts students from school districts in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Belton, Temple and other Central Texas cities.
Students can meet with representatives from more than 100 colleges, including community colleges, universities, technical schools and the military, while also finding out information about admissions requirements, costs and the application process.
The event also includes information sessions on the Texas common application and the financial aid process.
For more information, visit https://www.bellcountyexpo.com/events/2019/central-texas-college-night-.
Just Between Friends
Everyone is invited to shop the Just Between Friends Spring 2019 Bell County Sale Event. With more than 300 local families participating and more 10,000 square feet of shopping at Bell County Expo Center, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Shop over 150 consignors, offering items marked 50-90 percent off retail all in one place.
Presales start Oct. 11 from 6-10 p.m. The event runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 13.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2LeZ7RF.
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.
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.
Cameron Park Zoo
The Cameron Park Zoo is hosting a series of upcoming events in Waco. These events include:
• 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.
• 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 http://www.cameronparkzoo.com.
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.
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.
Fall Pecan Street Festival
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street. The show features more than 300 artisan vendors sell homemade art and craft work from Sept. 21-22 in Austin.
For more information, visit www.pecanstreetfestival.org.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State. The event runs from 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. VIP tickets are also available. For more information, visit www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org.
Get into the action with a full day of rough and tumble action, featuring head-to-head short, sharp racing on dirt and asphalt, a mega jump and all the action you can take. Witness high profile drivers with the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car at America’s Rallycross. The event is set for Sept. 28 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin. For more information, visit www.thecircuit.com/arx.
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the 6th annual Austin Oktoberfest at Scholz Garten, the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state. This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with beer, sausage, live music and bowling. The event is set for 5-11 p.m. Sept. 28 at Scholz Garten in Austin. For more information, visit www.austoberfest.com.