Killeen

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.

Killeen Toastmasters

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.

Belton

Mother Earth News Fair

Discover an array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance at Mother Earth News Fair set for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 15 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Bell County Expo Center.

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar or create a green dream home, learn everything you need to know at this event.

More than 150 workshops from the leading authorities on organic gardening, food preservation, homesteading and livestock, green building and natural health will be on hand.

Also, the fair touts great deals from more than 200 regional and national exhibitors that feature sustainable products and services.

Off-stage demos — with topics ranging from hands-on seed saving to building mud houses and heritage breed livestock — are planned, as well.

For more information, call 800-234-3368.

Toby Mac to perform in March

With more than 11 million units in career sales and six Grammy awards, Toby Mac shows no signs of slowing down as he delivers a deeply personal record that celebrates the richness that comes from collaboration, diversity and vulnerability.

Toby Mac is set to perform at 7 p.m. March 24 at Bell County Expo Center.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to http://bit.ly/2uu044y.

Foreigner to make stop in Belton

With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game.

Foreigner is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 25 at Bell County Expo Center.

Tickets can be purchased at the Bell County Expo Box Office, online at bellcountyexpo.com, or by calling 512-474-5664.

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.

Temple

Fun with Guitar

Wonder what it feels like to pick up a guitar and actually make music? This class will teach you  basic beginner skills. Focus on how to play the guitar for fun without reading music, while learning the guitar’s components, correct finger positions, chord melody and strumming techniques. Song selections will be made by the instructor. Class is from 6-7:15 p.m. and meets every Monday for six weeks beginning Monday at Blackmon Community Center.

The cost is $40. The class is intended for kids 7 and older. For more information, email bgarcia@templetx.gov.

Youth Taijutsu

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 tholloway@templetx.gov.

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

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 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:

• Feb. 14: The Mating Game — Join our Education Department for a WILD Valentine’s Day dinner and drinks. Attendees must be 21 or over. Tickets are limited and sell quickly. Tickets will be on sale soon.

• March 14: Save a Spider Day — Join us from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for keeper talks, activities and animal presentations.

• 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.-12 p.m.

• 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.

For more information, visit www.cameronparkzoo.com.

Austin

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon

Austin Marathon & Half Marathon is one of the country’s premier races that attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Events surrounding the marathon include a 5K, live music, finish line festival and beer garden. The race is set for 7 a.m. Feb. 16 in downtown Austin. For more information, visit www.youraustinmarathon.com.

SXSW® Festival

Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival.

The internationally-recognized event runs from March 13-22 throughout various locations in downtown Austin. For more information, visit www.sxsw.com.