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B-Town Bulletin 3/17/16

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Water Street Farmer’s Market
Water Street Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday year round from 8:00AM-1:00PM. We are located in the parking lot just north of the Gin Restaurant in downtown Belton and behind the downtown fire station. Everything is produced locally by each vendor. You’ll find crafts, jewelry, jellies, salsa, baked goods, eggs and dairy, produce (seasonal), handmade soap and lotions, coffee, jerky, candles… and more. Come out and visit us this Saturday.

Keep America Beautiful
The Great American Cleanup is part of a nationwide effort with Keep America Beautiful that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each spring. Any Texan can participate in the Great American Cleanup! Online registration is now available at www.ktb.org for local organizations to schedule events in their communities and gain access to valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event. Participants are encouraged to register their GAC events with Keep Texas Beautiful in order to receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items, and more, to assist in facilitating their cleanup event. Participants may also elect to post their event information on the Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) event calendar. KTB will be leading individuals and community groups looking to volunteer to the KTB event calendar to find an opportunity in their area.

Central Texas Lone Stars Square Dance Club
Dances monthly 1st and 3rd Thursdays at Gober Party House, 1516 W Ave H, Temple (Corner of 31st & Ave H).
Square Dance 7:45-9:30, plus workshop 7-7:45. Contact Louis Sehon 254-721-8483 www.centraltexaslonestars.com.

In the Mood Ballroom
Country and Western, Friday, Mar 18, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, cover is $7. per person.    Cover $10 per person for dance lesson 7:00 – 7:45  $10 includes the dance. Doors open at 6:30
Call 254-773-7088 or 254-760-7320 for information.

Belton Senior Activity Center
The class for cell phone and computer help is continuing as needed. Contact the center to set a time.

Country Western Dance is Thursday, Mar. 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Shorty Grisham & Friends performing.
Movie Day is Tuesday, March 22, showing “The Queen.”
Friday, March 25, the Center will be closed in observance of Good Friday.
Pot Luck Dinner is Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. with Mike Mathis, guitarist and folk singer, performing.
Please call the center at 939-1170 to register for the technology help. Please call the Center to schedule a time.

Choral League of Central Texas
The Choral League of Central Texas invites all singers to join us Thursday evenings at 7 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Belton, 2500 Main Street, as we prepare for our spring concert. This is a non-auditioned chorus in our sixth semester together. The Choral League was formed for the preservation and performance of fine choral music. The public is invited to join the Choral League of Central Texas each Thursday night in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 2500 Church Street, Belton, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The chorus is accompanied by Jessye Whitis and directed by George Allison Weaver. CLCT is a community-based, non-auditioned chorus with members of all ages. Everyone is welcome to join us in singing and performing fine choral music. Call Mr. Weaver at 933-2025 with any questions.

Business Resource Center
The Central Texas Business Resource Center (BRC) in conjunction with the Belton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) offers free business counseling the first Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BEDC office, 2180 N. Main St., Belton.
The Central Texas Business Resource Center provides workshops to anyone interested in starting or growing a business. These workshops will be hosted at Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
Appointments can be made by calling the BRC office at (254) 200-2001, or e-mail marcusc@workforcelink.com. Walk-ins are allowed.

Writer’s Guild
The Bell County Writer’s Guild meets on the first Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  of each month at the Lena Armstrong Library in Belton, 301 East 1st Street, Belton.

Community Book Group
The Community Book Group meets on Tuesdays between 2 and 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2500 Church Street off Greenbriar. All are welcome to attend. The meetings are open, non-smoking, discussion meetings. Call Jane for more information at 254-563-3313.

MOWW
Fort Hood Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) meets for lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m. each third Monday of the month in the boardroom of The Gin at Nolan Creek in Belton. All active duty and former military personnel and guests are invited. Although, our next monthly luncheon will be Friday, 18 March at the Courtyard Marriott Phantom Warrior Room, 1721 East Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX at 1130 hours. Our speakers will be LTG (Retired) Paul Funk, and LTC (Retired) Robert Crouch from the National Mounted Warfare Foundation.  The plans for a first class museum.  Guests welcome.

AA Meeting
An open AA Meeting will be held on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 2500 Church Street, Belton.

Back-to-School Immunizations
Metroplex Wellness department reminds parents that ensuring children have received their necessary vaccinations is not only important, it’s the law. The Metroplex Wellness department hosts free monthly immunization clinics in conjunction with Texas Vaccines for Children. The clinics are held at the Greater Killeen Free Clinic, are first come, first served and are based on financial need. Those who have CHIP, Medicaid, no insurance or are underinsured, qualify for free immunizations. Parents are asked to bring their child’s shot record or letter from the school nurse. All immunization clinics are held at the Greater Killeen Free Clinic unless otherwise specified. For more information about the free monthly immunization clinics provided by the Metroplex Wellness department, please call 254-519-8202.

MPR Easter
Our MPR Easter Event is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th, 10am, at Ansay Park. The EASTER BUNNY is coming to Morgan’s Point Resort! Plan to bring your Easter Basket and Best Smiles to take pictures with the Easter Bunny! There will be the usual three (3) age groups; with five (5) prizes in each age group. The Auxiliary is partnering with the City to assemble and decorate the fifteen (15) Easter Baskets.

Buck Brannaman Clinic
Buck Brannaman will be at the Bell County Expo Mar 18-21. Classes:  Horsemanship 1 (9:00 AM), Horsemanship 2 (1:30 PM) Classes have full enrollment but email to be put on waiting list. Email jbarbranch@wcc.net for more information.

Rotary After Work
Rotarians will meet on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00pm in the meeting room at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Temple. Tom Chamberlain, Past District Governor, will speak on “A Life in Rotary.”   Rotary After Work is an evening Rotary gathering sponsored by Temple South Rotary, Temple Rotary and Belton Rotary for those who cannot meet at noon.  Potential Rotary members are welcome.

Bee Keepers
Bell-Coryell Bee Keepers Association will meet the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Trinity Worship Center, 1802 ML King Jr. Drive in Copperas Cove.

Genealogy for Kids
The Central Texas Area Museum of Salado will host a “Genealogy for Kids Workshop” on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 10am to noon in the museum Hall of Scottish Clans. Crystal Calbreath will instruct the hands-on presentation on beginning to build a Family Tree using the forms & strategies of Basic Genealogical Research. Ms. Calbreath has been a Genealogist and Family History researcher for over 20 years, tracking her own family to Scotland & England before the French & Indian War. She is a long standing member of the Bell County Genealogical Society, the Texas State Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and CTAM Board of Directors. Ms. Calbreath served as the Delegate for the Idaho State Genealogical Society at the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference in San Antonio. For more information and to preregister, contact the CTAM office at office@ctam-salado.org, visit our Facebook page or call 254-947-5232 Thursday thru Saturday.

Moffat Cemetery Association
The Moffat Cemetery Association will hold it’s Annual Cemetery Cleanup and Work Day on Saturday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you would like to help, and cannot, we need sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Any help would be appreciated. If you have any family members buried in the Moffat Cemetery, you are urged to come out and help. For more information, please contact Ruth Beck at 254-624-6208.

Lupus Walk
The Heart of Texas Lupus Walk will be held May 21, 2016 in downtown Temple on the City Square (3rd Street and Adams Ave.) from 9-noon; the walk starts at 10am.

CAC Classes
The Cultural Activities Center, located at 3011 North Third Street in Temple, offers classes and programs for all ages throughout the year. Visit http://www.cacARTS.org or call 254-773-9926 for more information on upcoming events and to register.

Fine Arts
Bell Fine Arts is a group of men and women who meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Membership is $30 for the year. We welcome anyone interested in learning or sharing more about art with other artists. We meet at 306 East 5th St. in Belton. For more information call Marilyn at 744-8160 or come visit any Wednesday.

Registration Open for Spring Classes at the CAC
Sign up, for new spring classes at the Cultural Activities Center including spring break LEGO workshops, color studies and plein air painting classes, salsa & merengue, Tot Spot, and more! Registration is required and can be made online at cacarts.org or by calling 254-773-9926. LEGO workshops during spring break offer opportunities to dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles and super machines. Ages 5-7 can explore engineering terms at the LEGO Construction Vehicles and Machines workshop held on March 14-16 from 9am to noon for $99. LEGO Engineering Challenge workshop for ages 8-12 is an advanced course with large-scale missions such as scissor lifts, air compressors and drawbridges. Held on March 14-16 from 1-4pm, this workshop is also $99. The next class in the 2016 ballroom dance series is Salsa/Merengue with Danielle Fudge. The five-week class meets on Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 beginning March 17. Cost is $30 per person. Other dance styles in this year’s lineup include line dance, tango, foxtrot and more. Adult Beginner Sewing led by Betty Reichert will meet on Saturdays in April at 10am-11:30am. The class will cover basics of sewing including threading a needle, replacing buttons, repairing a ripped seam, and a simple sewing pouch to store supplies. Betty holds a degree in elementary education and a lifetime of experience as a seamstress. Cost is $60/month and includes all supplies.

Carolyn Todd will continue her painting class series in April with Color Studies in Water Based Media and Plein Air Watercolor Painting. Held on April 2 from 9am-4pm, Color Studies explores color mixing to sharpen understanding of color structure and the illusion of spatial depth. Painting materials will be provided, but students may bring refreshments and their own watercolor or supplies if desired. Plein Air, or open air painting, will meet at the CAC on April 16 at 8:30am for a short discussion on techniques and detail selections. The class will then caravan to the nature preserve or nearby park location. A small outdoor table or plein air easel is recommended, but other supplies will be provided. Both classes meet from 9am-4pm and the cost is $85 per class.
Clay classes with Marilyn Ritchie will resume on March 15 and 19. Recently retired from the CAC, Ritchie teaches at all levels of expertise in ceramics, including hand built and pottery wheel techniques. The six-week classes meet Tuesdays from 6-9pm or Saturdays from 9am-noon. Cost is $110 and includes clay.
Gentle vinyasa yoga with Wolf Moon Yoga, taught by Sarah Harris, meets on Mondays from 5:15-6:30pm. This gentle style of yoga is perfect for all levels, beginner and up. Cost is $45/month or $12 for drop-ins.
Art for Relaxation classes taught by Angela Mowery are also held at the CAC on first Mondays, 11am-1pm, and on first Thursdays, 6-8pm. Led by a certified art instructor with a background in art therapy, Angela Mowery helps veterans and others relax while creating art. Cost for each class is $5 to cover supplies. For a complete schedule and to register, visit www.cacarts.org/painting.
Tot Spot for ages 2-5 will continue on the third Monday of each month at 10-11am. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members, and includes fun crafts, a tour of the galleries, and story time.
The Cultural Activities Center, located at 3011 North Third Street in Temple, offers classes, camps, concerts, and more throughout the year. For more information on classes or to register, visit www.cacarts.org or call 254-773-9926.

Baylor Coach Art Briles to Speak at CTBC Scholarship Dinner
Coach Art Briles will be the guest speaker for the Central Texas Baylor Club Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Baylor Club located at McLane Stadium.  Table sponsorships are available for $1500 (Table of 10) and individual open seating tickets are $75 per person.  The social will begin at 6:30 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.  At 5:30 pm, VIP table sponsors will have the opportunity for two people to take a private tour of the stadium and a have a photo taken with Coach Briles.  The Central Texas Baylor Club’s area includes Bell, Coryell, Falls, Lampasas, Milam and Williamson counties. Online reservations are available at www.baylor.edu/alumni/network (under Events) or call 1-866-281-9444.  For questions, call CTBC Co-Presidents Billy Mills at 254-290-6230 or Carol Mills at 254-541-9826.  Proceeds benefit the Central Texas Baylor Club Scholarship Fund.

Spring Plant Sale
Bell County Master Gardener 2016 Spring Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Master Gardener Building at the Bell County Extension Office at 1605 N. Main in Belton.  Native perennials, organic vegetables, herbs, succulents, roses and native trees will be available. Free information booths about composting and rain water harvesting along with the popular kids camp and Ask a Master Gardener. More information can be found at http://txmg.org/bell/.

Bell County Heart Walk
Bell County Heart Walk- Nolan Creek on April 2. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.  This includes a 5k  timed run ( runners donation:  $25 and sign up for Runners for Heart on the website)
A 5k Walk and  the Miracle Mile for Survivors!  WE will have healthy snacks, information and a children’s area with crafts. You may sign up to walk for teams or start your own team online.  The walk is free, but donations are accepted online or day of the event. For more information go to bellcountyheartwalk.org.

Paint the Ranch, Red
April 23 at Tenroc Ranch. A beautiful evening of Texas Chic to promote awareness and raise funds for the American Heart Association in Bell County. Reception with music by Dr. Gleam, silent and audible auction. Open Your Heart Program with Dinner and Entertainment by Brian Gowan. Sponsorship and Table Sponsors starting at $1200/table of 8, individual tickes are $125 and may be purchased on line or by contacting Kim Klimt, Corporate Market Director at 254-744-1208.

Travel Club
The Central Texas Travel Club next tour for anyone interested is to the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches.  The group is also planning a tour to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji in June.  Reservations for this trip, Canyon Country in April, and Niagara Falls in June  plus other trips are still being taken.  The meeting is open to everyone and there are no membership dues or requirements.  For more information on the club, or upcoming trips contact centraltexastravelclub@outlook.com or 254 760-3350.

Student Exchange
World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home) who are adventurous, fun-loving, responsible, and, most of all, caring. To begin this exciting cultural experience, you will first meet with a World Heritage Area Representative and complete an application form covering various aspects of your family, your community and your school.
Recruitment for World Heritage host families takes place in the spring and early summer months to ensure enough time for exchanging letters with your student before his or her arrival. Once your student arrives, your World Heritage Area Representative will be available during the entire stay to assist your student in adjusting to your family and his or her new school, community and culture. Of course, in the event of a real emergency, you may contact the World Heritage office 24 hours a day. For more information call 949-342-1777 or 1-800-888-9040, email them at info@world-heritage.org or go to host.world-heritage.org to learn more.

Central Texas Orchestral Society
Upcoming CTOS performances include the piano trio “Intersection” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30pm in the Mayborn Auditorium of the CAC. A young dance company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Ailey II performs exhilarating works by the country’s top choreographers. Tickets to Ailey II Dance Theater are $25 for CTOS season members, $20 for students and $35 for non-members.

Temple College Dental Clinic
Temple College Dental Hygiene Clinic seeking patients for the spring. The Temple College Dental Hygiene Program is conducting free screenings for prospective patients. Currently screenings are held Mondays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. No screenings will be done on Monday, March 14, due to Spring Break. The last screening day of the semester is April 25. Screenings are offered on a walk-in basis and take place in the Jean and Ralph Wilson Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is located on the first floor of the Health Sciences Center on the Temple College east campus.

The Temple College Dental Hygiene Program is in particular need of patients to help qualify their students for graduation in May. Patients with gums that bleed during brushing, who have not been to the dentist in several years, or who have tartar build-up on their teeth are in particular demand.  To become a patient, interested parties must first be screened. A screening is a brief examination of the mouth by a member of the program faculty and is necessary prior to becoming a patient in the program.  Hygiene students provide the full range of preventive care services as part of their learning experiences.  No reparative or restorative services are offered.

After a patient has been screened, a dental hygiene student practitioner will call the patient at a later date to set up a hygiene appointment. There is a $15 fee for hygiene services, which include cleaning and polishing, radiographs (x-rays), pit and fissure sealants when appropriate, fluoride applications, nutritional counseling and home care instruction. The fee is due at the first cleaning appointment.
For more information, contact the Temple College Dental Hygiene Clinic at 254-298-8688.

Bell County Extension
Bell County Extension Education Association’s 11th annual Luncheon with Style Show, “Fashion Stars,” will be held Saturday, March 19th at the Bell County EXPO!.  A baked potato/salad luncheon will be followed by fashions provided by Cato. Musical entertainment and dancers will provide entertainment for the show.  4-H members with winning creations as judged in 4-H competition will also be featured. Funds generated from the show will be used for community service and education, support of Bell County 4-H projects, scholarships, and the Bell County Youth Fair.  Advance tickets are available before March 14 ($10.00, under age 5 free) by calling the Bell County Extension Office (254) 933-5305 or from Education Extension members.  Reserved tables ($100.00 for a table of 8) are available by calling the office of Kimberly Kennard Marx at 254-931-5657.

Rattlesnake Preservation

Trust presents the “Lone Star Rattlesnake Days.”
Our  mission is to share factual information and scientific data about rattlesnakes in order to promote conservation and respect for wildlife. Our organization currently operates on the volunteer work of numerous professionals from the zoo, academic, private and commercial realms on an international basis. On April 30 and May 1, 2016, we will be presenting our annual Lone Star Rattlesnake Days event. This family-oriented event is open to the public as an alternative to the traditional rattlesnake roundup events. We offer one of the largest exhibitions of live rattlesnake species, children’s activities, venom extraction performed by the Kentucky Zoo, educational speakers and presentations all geared towards promoting positive rattlesnake information and promoting a sense of stewardship towards native wildlife. Vendors will have toys, books, capture equipment, t-shirts, cages, snake avoidance training for dogs information, and more. The event will be held at the Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin TX 78724. Saturday April 30  from 10am -5pm, Sunday May 1 from 10am – 4pm. $10 for age 12 and older, $5 for 5-11, under 5 for free.
Admission covers all activities. http://lonestarrattlesnakedays.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/835373809870201/?ref=bookmarks. Contact Tim Cole (512) 837-6253 or timcole@austinreptileservice.net.

Lego Camp
The Cultural Activities Center (CAC) is announcing Spring break Lego workshops.  As the tag line says, LEGO® Dream it. Build it. Wreck it. Repeat.  Let your child spend a few days over Spring Break with friends having fun with Legos. Kids, ages 5-12 are will be able to participate in the Lego engineering activities.  The workshops will be held Mar. 14-16, and the kids will be divided into their age groups for a morning and afternoon session.
The morning session will be for ages 5-7, and is called Construction Vehicles & Machines.  This workshop takes place from 9 am to noon.  Children will dig into engineering with big trucks, construction vehicles, and super machines. They will explore the engineering terms, concepts, and vocabulary behind large scale building machines. Kids will also get to build and learn about steamrollers, bulldozers, wrecking balls, tower cranes, and more while building with their favorite building system, LEGO®.
Also for the older kids, there are afternoon sessions are for ages 8-12 and will be from 1pm-4pm.  This age group will participate in the Engineering Challenge.  Children in this workshop will learn to build mechanical devices such as a scissor lift, air compressor, or drawbridge in this advanced course for our strongest LEGO® builders. The kids will get to work in teams to accomplish a large-scale mission such as a mini figure rescue or a Rube Goldberg machine!
Cost for either session is $99 per child, for the three day, Monday- Wednesday workshop. Pre-registration is online. Register through Play-Well TEKnologies, all classes are held at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple.
Located at 3011 North Third Street in Temple, the CAC also hosts several exhibit openings, stage performances, concerts in the Texas Music Series, and more events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming events, visit cacARTS.org or call 254-773-9926.

Kerr County Market Days
“The first Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swamp Meet is sold out”, advises LuAnn Anderson, manager of the events.  With 90 booths in the Swap Meet and 50 in Market Days, this first-ever combined event is garnering a lot of buzz from shoppers in the Hill Country.  The two events will run eight times a year from 8:00  a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning March 5.
With free admission and free parking as a lure, shoppers can expect to browse through Swap Meet booths laden with furniture, antiques, collectibles, records, coins, stamps, household items, tools, comics, sports cards and more.
The Hill Country Youth Events Center is located at 3705 Hwy. 27, Kerrville, TX.   Well-behaved pets (on a leash) are welcome.   For further information go to www.kerrmarketdays.org

Central Texas Travel Club
The Central Texas Travel Club will meet Tuesday March 15 at noon in the Bell County Museum in Belton.  There will be discussion of  possible trips for 2017, and remaining trips for 2016 including the Painted Churches, San Antonio Missions and the summer trip to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.  The club is open to everyone with no dues or membership requirements.  For more information contact us at centraltexastravelclub@outlook.com or 254 760-3350.

K-LOVE/AIR1 and Food for the Hungry, TobyMac’s HITS DEEP TOUR 2016 coming to Bell County Expo

Known for his dynamic live show, six-time GRAMMY® winner TobyMac and K-LOVE/AIR1 will present the talent-packed, multi-artist “HITS DEEP TOUR,” visiting over 25 markets in spring 2016. Leading the nationwide run alongside his DiverseCity Band, the multi-platinum selling artist will be joined by Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn, promising a night of non-stop hit songs. The tour’s theme and multi-artist package will undoubtedly make for some special moments on stage.  In support of his latest album, the GRAMMY® nominated THIS IS NOT A TEST, TobyMac recently wrapped his headlining nationwide “THIS IS NOT A TEST TOUR.” The six-time GRAMMY® winner closed 2015 as the half-time performer at the 17th annual GoDaddy Bowl, broadcasted on ESPN.  THIS IS NOT A TEST debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums Chart, No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 3 on the Digital Albums Chart, and boasted the No. 1 radio hit “Feel It.” ESPN Music, FOX & Friends, HLN’s “Weekend Express,” ABC Radio, Billboard, FOX News, Patheos and more supported THIS IS NOT A TEST upon it’s release. For more information visit http://www.bellcountyexpo.com/events.