Across Central Texas
Sentinel StaffHARKER HEIGHTS
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Veterans Welcome Home 2012
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System will host the Veterans Welcome Home Sept. 22 at Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights.
This event is free and open to all active-duty Soldiers, veterans and their Family members.
Information on veterans benefits, health care and community services will be available. Bring your DD214 to register for health care benefits on site.
For more information, call 743-1815 or 743-1494. For online registration, visit www.centraltexas.va.gov/freedom.asp.
Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run
The Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run will be held Sept. 16 in San Antonio to raise awareness and funds to support Wounded Warriors through WWP. The run will start and finish at McAllister Park, 13102 Jones-Maltsberger Rd.
The registration fees are as follows:
Until Aug. 16 – $25
Aug. 17-Sept. 16 – $35
Military (no date restrictions) – $15
1K Fun Run (12 and under) – $15
Registration fee includes race day number, timing and festivities. The first 1,000 participants registered are guaranteed to go home with an Under Armour running jersey.
Packets may be picked up at Run On! San Antonio from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 11-13.
For more information and registration information, visit www.woundedwarrior
LakeFest Boat Races
Lake Marble Falls will transform into a liquid quarter-mile “racetrack” for LakeFest 2012 Friday-Sunday. Gates open at 7 a.m. Saturday, and approximately 100 boats take to the water from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Test & Tune. Friday evening, drag boat fans will swarm Johnson Park for a chance to get up-close and personal with the drivers and boats.
Visit www.marblefallslakefest.com for more information.
Starlight Music Series
The Starlight Music series has kicked off in
College Station’s Wolf Pen Creek
Ampitheater and will continue to bring live
music entertainment throughout the summer.
Residents and visitors can load up their picnic baskets, coolers, blankets and lawn
chairs for a night under the stars at the
Admission is free to all events, and gates open at 6 p.m.
Guests may bring their own refreshments, but glass containers are not allowed. Coolers must be 48 quarts or
For more information, call the College Station Parks and Recreation Department at (979) 764-3486. Visit www.cstx.gov/starlight for more
information about upcoming concerts.
Annual Hot Sauce Festival
The 22nd annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival will take place Aug. 26 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin.
Three healthy, non-perishable food donations or a cash donation for CAFB are requested. Purchase raffle tickets at the festival to be included in the drawing for this year’s Sizzling Summer Raffle prize packages (up to five packages available valued at more than $500 each).
There’s no limit. Every $1 raffle ticket purchased allows the food bank to provide $5 worth of nutritious food to Central Texas families.
The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition: individuals (homemade), restaurants and commercial bottlers.
Food vendors will provide a wide array of foods.
There will also be live entertainment throughout the day.
Market/HotSauce for more information.
Circus comes to town
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will bring circus entertainment to the Frank Erwin Center Aug. 22-26 with their
new show: Fully Charged.
The performance schedule is as follows: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-24; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 26.
Tickets are are available at all Texas Box Office outlets including select H-E-B
stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-BEVO (2386) or online at TexasBoxOffice.com.
DCI Austin returns to the Drum Corps International Tour schedule this summer as a mid-season showcase of top world class corps.
The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock will play host to this competition
today to kick off a weeklong series of events throughout Texas.
DCI Austin is one in a series of more than 100 national events that make up the annual tour. Performances feature visual formations and choreography set to classical, jazz, pop and rock music.
Visit www.dci.org for tickets and information.
19th annual Austin Film Festival
Oct. 18-25, Austin Film Festival & Conference will showcase the very best that the city has to offer – convenient downtown venues, fun parties at Austin’s fine bars and restaurants and community partnerships – while presenting an outstanding program of narrative, animation and documentary features and shorts, including premieres, advanced screenings and independent films.
Film screenings are complemented by
Q&A sessions with cast members and filmmakers.
Visit www.austinfilmfestival.com for more information,
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012
The seventh annual Fun, Fun, Fun Fest will be held Nov. 2-4 in Austin.
The musical line-up includes such artists as Run DMC, De La Soul, Rakim and many more throughout the three day festival.
For tickets and information, visit www.
Day Out With Thomas
Thomas & Friend’s presents “Day Out with Thomas,” a Mystery on the Rails Tour 2012 hosted by the Austin Steam Train Association Sept. 29-30 at the Burnet Community Center.
Tickets are $18 for ages 2 and up. Advance purchase is recommended. Ticket sales are final. Events are rain or shine.
For tickets and information, visit
www.ticketweb.com/dowt or call 866-468-7630.
Old Town Festival 2012
Bartlett’s Old Town Festival will be held Sept. 14-15 in historic downtown Bartlett.
There will be activities for all ages.
Sept. 14 will host a barbecue competition as well as live entertainment.
Sept. 15 will start out with the 5K Run for the Heroes. Following that, there will be a parade featuring bands, horses, floats, bicycles, motorcycles, farm equipment, 4x4s, antique cars, clowns and more.
After the parade, Bartlett has shopping in its historic downtown along with music, games, contests, raffles, food, car shows and many
vendors with all types of arts, crafts and collectibles.
The Bartlett Museum will be open along with the Bartlett Activities Center during the festival.
For more information, visit www.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Isla Del Sol Fest
The first annual Isla Del Sol Fest will take place Sept. 1-3 at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Clayton’s Beach Resort.
Armin Van Buren, Kaskade and Dada Life will be performing during this three-day music festival which will end with a VIP party at Clayton’s Beach Resort.
Tickets are on sale now. For more tickets and information, visit www.isladelsolfest.com.
Patriot Kids Camp
Youth ages 7-11 can learn to build and fly radio controlled model airplanes at the Patriot Retreat Center at Cedar Knob in Salado 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.
Register online at www.patriotkidsministries.org. Registration is limited to 20.
Yanni will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Bass Concert Hall in Austin.
Chris Isaak will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin.
Lyle Lovett will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin.
Tony Bennett will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin.
Blondie & Devo
Blondie & Devo will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Stubbs BBQ - Outdoor Stage in Austin.
Bill Engvall will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.
John Legend will perform at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at ACL Live At The Moody Theater in Austin.
Motion City Soundtrack
Motion City Soundtrack will perform Oct. 29 at a TBD time at the La Zona Rosa in Austin.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will perform Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at Stubbs BBQ - Outdoor Stage in Austin.
Willie Nelson will perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 15 at ACL Live At The Moody
Theater in Austin.
Louis C.K. will perform at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at ACL Live At The Moody
Theater in Austin.
For more information, visit www.ticket
master.com or www.uterwincenter.com.