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The Rotary Club of Harker Heights has scheduled the first Day of Knights for Saturday at the Killeen Rodeo Grounds on South W.S. Young Drive. Gates open at 11 a.m., and activities start at noon. Admission and parking in front of the Killeen Activities Center are free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Seats on the lower deck of bleachers are $10. Activities include live demonstrations by the Early Act/First Knight Troop and the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, a falconer exhibition, food vendors and children’s games. Photo opportunities with the EA/FK troop and 1st Cav. Div. troopers will be available after the performances. For more information, contact Eloise Lundgren at 466-6472. Courtesy photo

Saturday storytime

Visit Barnes & Noble every Saturday morning for a storytime featuring favorite storybook characters. Classic stories will be read, and new books will be explored, as well. Storytime is held at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 690-1592 or visit

Monster Dash 5k

The Monster Dash 5k charity run, walk will be held Saturday in Harker Heights. Registration is ongoing and will conclude at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race.

The registration fee is $25 today through the day of the race.

The race will start at 8:00 a.m. at Carl Levin Park and will finish at Carl Levin Park.

A T-shirt will be given to all runners and walkers registered.

Race packets may be picked up starting at 7 a.m. the day of the race at Carl

Levin Park at 400 Millerfs Crossing (near the pool). Refreshments are available after the race.

The overall male and female winners and the top three finishers in each age group will be honored.

Little Monsters Dash

The race will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. Saturday. No registration or sign up is needed.

All children 12 and under are welcome to participate. The race is completely free and will consist of one lap around Carl Levin Park. Costumes are encouraged,

but not required. All runners will receive a medal.

For more information, and registration form, visit

Harker Heights Halloween Hoopla

The City of Harker Heights is recognizing city-wide, door-to-door trick or treating on Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m.

Halloween Hoopla will be held at Carl Levin Park, 400 Millerfs Crossing, Harker Heights and admission is free.

There will be games, inflatables, candy, ERA Colonial-Pumpkin Patch and more. Concessions will be available for sale. In case of inclement weather, festivities will move into the Recreation Center, 307 Millerfs Crossing.

For more information, please contact Harker Heights Parks and Recreation at 953-5657.


Carnival Sensacional

The 14th annual Panamanian Folklore Convention, Carnival Sensacional, will be held Wednesday-Sunday at the Convention Center in Killeen.

Professional Panamanian dance groups from New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Republic of Panama will perform a showcase of music and dance during the four-day convention.

There will also be a variety of workshops to include the Pollera and Camisilla contests. There will be special appearances by Osvaldo Ayala, Rabelo and other Panamanian musicians.

There will also be a Panamanian style buffet, dancing and other entertainment.

For more information, visit

Pink Heals

The 2011 Pink Heals Tour is coming to the Killeen Convention Center Monday. The pink fire trucks, local fire trucks and other emergency equipment will be available for viewing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Pink Heals Tour travels the country to inspire and empower every city across the nation to gCare Enough to Wear Pink,h a collective support effort for all women. The event is free and the sales of their shirts keep the fire trucks on their mission of love and hope.

For information visit their website, or contact Michael DeHart at


Joint orchestral concert

The Central Texas Orchestral Society and the Temple Symphony Orchestra will jointly present an evening with pianist Yakov Kasman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Azalea Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third Street in Temple.

Admission to the concert will be by season membership to either CTOS or TSO as well as by individual tickets for the concert at $20 for adults and $5 for students. They will be sold at the door and are also available in advance at Temple College and the Cultural Activities Center.

For more information, call 773-9926.


Pumpkin patch for Family fun

The pumpkin patch will be open every weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Silo Christmas Tree Farm.

Activities include hay rides, kiddie train rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, pony rides, farm animals, games, a maze, dress the farmers and tether ball.

Visit the gift shop for handmade items, crafts and the Country Store Pantry.

Food will be sold at the farm Eats & Treats pavilion. No outside food, please.

Field trips are offered Tuesday-Friday of each week.

For more information, call 986-7988 or visit

The Silo Christmas Tree Farm is located west of Temple on McGregor Park Road, near Moffat.


Czhilispiel 39

The Central Texas chili, barbecue and music festival, Czhilispiel 39, will be held Oct. 28-30 in downtown Flatonia.

The event will feature country music entertainment from local bands as well as two Texas music chart toppers, Wade Bowen and Brandon Ryder.

In addition to the concerts and cook-offs, there will be a pie auction, jalapeno-eating competition, arts and crafts market, carnival, parade and much more.

Admission is $5 Oct. 28 and before 2 p.m. Oct. 29, $15 after 2 p.m., and admission is free on Oct. 30.

For more information and updates about Czhilispiel, please visit the Flatonia Chamber website,


Barbecue Cook-off

More than 200 teams will be competing for the 2011 barbecue championship title Saturday at Bosque Bottoms Campgrounds in Meridian. The public can participate in the peoplefs choice competition by buying tickets to taste and vote for their favorite


Other activities include: arts and crafts and food vendors, a tractor pull, gunfighter shows, a live and silent auction, a 5k run, a parade, music, a rock wall and more. Admission is $6 per person, children 12 and under are admitted free.

For more information, visit


Stand up to diabetes

Diabetes education classes will meet Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

These are the third and final classes in a four-class series. Participants must pre-register by calling Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 757-5180 or emailing Participants will receive the latest information on diabetic care, diabetic-friendly

cooking tips, recipes and a monthly newsletter. There will be food demonstrations at each class where participants will receive free cookbooks and cooking supplies.

For more information, call 757-5180.

Freedom Ball

The Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host its inaugural Freedom Ball from

7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 in the Act I Hangar at Texas State Technical College


The World War II]themed gala will benefit aviation scholarships and salute the men and women of the Armed Forces.

Austin]based band Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes will provide the eveningfs entertainment. The event will feature dinner, drinks and dancing.

Tickets are $75 per person. Veterans and active-duty military personnel are offered a discount rate of $50 per person. Tables of eight are available for $500.

To purchase tickets, contact Christy Sanders at 757]5611.

For more information, visit


45th annual Art Fair

The city of Salado will host the 45th annual Art Fair Saturday and Sunday at the Salado Civic Center.

The event will feature more than 100 artists and artisans from Texas and throughout the Southwest. Works will include oil, watercolors,

acrylics, pastels, photography and mixed media.

For more information, visit or call 947-5040.

Fall Concerts

Oct. 21


Ne-Yo will perform Oct. 21 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Oct. 26

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Oct. 27

Unwritten Law

Unwritten Law will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Emofs in Austin.

Nov. 3

Warren Haynes Band

The Warren Haynes Band will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Moody Theater in Austin.

Nov. 5

Ron White

Ron White will perform at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin.

Nov. 11


Yellowcard will perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 11 at Emofs in Austin.

Nov. 15


Morissey will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Bass Concert Hall in Austin.

Nov. 20

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at One World Theatre in Austin.

For more information, visit or

Palmer Theater

Oct. 20


The Smurfs, PG

Oct. 21


The Debt, R

Oct. 22


Customer appreciation

screening - movie starts at 3 p.m.

Oct. 23


Colombiana, PG-13

Oct. 24


The Debt, R

Oct. 25


Apollo 18, PG-13

Oct. 26


Colombiana, PG-13

All shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Palmer Theater is located in Bldg. 334 at the corner of 31st Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.

For a recording of all upcoming features, call 287-3851.
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