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B-Town Bulletin: 4/7/16

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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.

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
Flashback Friday with Rockin’ Rick , Apr 8, 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
Those needing technology assistance with their smart phone, iPad, Kindle, or other Apple device can sign up for Technology Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at Belton New Tech High School@Waskow. Please call the center at 939-1170 to register and for directions.
Container Gardening Class by Bell County Master Gardeners is Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m.
April 26, Movie, Hitchcock classic, with Grand Ave Theater popcorn at noon.
Please call the center at 939-1170 to register for the technology help.

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. 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 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.

Rotary After Work
Rotarians will meet on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:00pm at the Harris Community Center in Belton at 401 N Alexander Street (new meeting location!) Kelly Garcia from the Temple Parks Foundation and Nancy Glover, Temple Convention & Visitor Bureau Manager will host Sherry Ayres from In Hog Heaven and Alis Brumbalow from Firestreet Pizza to present “The Evolution of the Food Truck in Temple and Belton.” Appropriately, the In Hog Heaven food truck will be available for food purchase. 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.

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. Dr. Mark Nigliazzo, President of Texas A & M University of Central Texas will speak on Apr 15 at the Anderson Building on East Central Texas Expy. in Killeen. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Member, please RSVP and nonmembers call 254-699-3969.

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

Bell County Writer’s Guild
Bell County Writer’s Guild will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. First Ave., Belton. Kim Kroll, Director of Library Services, will speak on how to use the library archives as resources for genealogy studies. Open to the public. For information, call Lana Dyck at 760-6194.

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.

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.

Cen-Tex Sportsman’s Club
ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

Friday & Saturday April 8 & 9, 8:00-3:00 pm Sale will be held at the Clubhouse on Sportsman’s Club Rd., 1/2 mile off Hwy 2305 near Lake Belton. Multi-family & storage unit donations are priced to sell. DON’T MISS IT! Once-a-year chance for great bargains.

2016 Project Graduation Fundraiser
Belton High School and Belton New Tech 2016 Project Graduation Fundraiser
Applebee’s Flapjack breakfast
Tickets $10 (Advance ticket sales only) Date: Saturday April 16th 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Applebee’s Temple location (pancake breakfast)Contact: Cindy Mask
254-718-6568
maskc@embarqmail.com

All you can eat Fish Fry at Christ the King
Friday, April, 8, 5 pm to 7 pm. All you can eat $9.00 per person, College Students with I. D. – $5.00, Ages 5 – 12 – $4.00, Military, Police, Fire Fighters and Emergency Personnel in uniform and children under 5 free. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 7196 at Christ the King Catholic Church Parish Hall, 210 E. 24th Street, Belton

Cycle for Sight
Cycle for Sight! Stampede on the Chisholm Trail Bicycle Ride fundraiser for the Belton Lions Club has been scheduled for Saturday, May 21st. Help us Support Lions Charities by signing on as a Sponsor. For more information, visit our website: BeltonLionsClub.com and follow us on Facebook: Belton Lions Club.

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.

Delta Beta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
The meeting of Delta Beta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 a.m. at Schlotzsky’s Restaurant, Temple. Judy Switzer will present the cultural program. Carolyn Webster, President, will conduct the business meeting. For information, call Carolyn Webster at 254-598-2591 or go to betasigmaphi.org/History.php.

Vendors Wanted
The Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting the Annual Lake Jamboree Music Festival and International Barbecue Cookers Association sanctioned BBQ Cook-off at Ansay Park on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th – to honor and raise funding for Emergency Services and First Responders.
The event is a free admission, family friendly atmosphere and provides activities for all age groups. There will be music, concessions, exhibits, vendors, entertainment, live & silent auctions, activities for everyone.
The funds raised help offset cost of equipment and training for the Dive Team, Swift Water Response, ECAs, EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, Public Safety and Police Officers.
May 13th & 14th, Ansay Park in Morgan’s Point Resort. More information on the Morgan’s Point Resort city website (morganspointresorttx.com) and the Lake Jamboree BBQ Cook-off facebook page; or call 409-750-0102.

2016 LAMPASAS HILLACIOUS BIKE TOUR
Join us for the Lampasas Hillacious Bike Tour to be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, starting at 8:30 AM in beautiful, artistic, historic Lampasas County. There are five distances, 10, 26, 38, 51, and 70 that has challenging hills, river valleys, vistas on very lightly traveled roads. The proceeds benefit three community organizations: Vision Lampasas, Lampasas Association for the Arts, and the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. There will be food and refreshments at the finish for all paid participants, along with showers. The early entry fee is $35, with the fee going up to $45 four days before the tour. Registration will be from 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM. The first 300 entrants to register will receive a T-shirt and a 8-ounce bottle of sun block courtesy of Vitalogy Skincare. For more information and to register online for the race or as a volunteer, go to www.lampasashillaciousbiketour.com. If you have any questions, please call Joe Corcoran, Tour Director, at (210) 326-8892

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.

Free Genealogy Workshop
Hosted by the Ben Milam Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas on Saturday, April 16, at 10:30 am McLane Room, Temple Public Library. 10:00 Registration- Check In.
At 10:30 DRT and Texas Genealogy Presented by Dr. David Yeilding, Professor Emeritus Central Texas College, Historian/Genealogist
Registration is required for this event. To register email engl1301dy@yahoo.com or call 771-3250 by Friday, April 8th.

Wilmer Memorial Lecture in Salado
The Salado Institute for the Humanities is delving into politics for its Wilmer Memorial Lecture coming up Saturday, April 9.
Award-winning author and historian Dr. H.W. Brands will examine the question “Could Reagan Win in 2016?” at the annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture, Saturday, April 9, at 4 pm, at the Salado Civic Center in Salado.
Dr. H.W. Brands is a well known author who has spent his career studying, writing and lecturing about America’s leaders. His recent bestseller, Reagan, The Life, focuses on former President Reagan’s impact on our country and will be the subject of his talk.
Dr. Brands is a professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a prolific writer about American history and politics. Of the twenty-five books he has written, several have been bestsellers, and two, The First American and Traitor to His Class, were Pulitzer Prize finalists. The latter was the subject of a lecture to the Institute several years ago at which also looked at President Obama’s place in history.
Dr. Brands lectures frequently on politics, historical and current events, and is a popular guest historian and commentator on numerous national and international television and radio programs. He holds the Jack Blanton, Sr. Chair of History at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches history and writing to graduate students and undergraduates.
Dr. Brands was born in Oregon, earned undergraduate degrees in history and math from Stanford, was a traveling salesman across the American West before returning to college for graduate degrees that included a PhD from UT. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.
The annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture honors the two Harry Wilmers who were instrumental in founding the Institute for the Humanities. This is the 19th year for the Wilmer Lecture which began in 1998, following the death of Hank Wilmer. Originally entitled the Hank Wilmer Memorial Lecture, after the death of Harry Wilmer in 2005, the lectureship was re-titled the Wilmer Lecture to honor both men.
The annual Wilmer Lecture is a free lecture given by renowned speakers. It is a gift to the community by the Wilmer family and others to help perpetuate their memory and the organization they loved.

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. Registration is required and can be made online at cacarts.org or by calling 254-773-9926. 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. 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.
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 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.

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 online or by contacting Kim Klimt, Corporate Market Director at 254-744-1208.

Travel Club
The Central Texas Travel Club next tour is for anyone interested. It 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.

Temple College Dental Clinic
Temple College Dental Hygiene Clinic is 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. 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.

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.
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.

Local survivors join American Cancer Society to go for the gold at annual Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Belton will hold their annual event on April 16, 2016 at South Belton Middle School at 5pm, 805 Sagebrush, Belton. Everyone is invited to Relay to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.
The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers. The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight. Together, our efforts can make a big difference.
Visit relayforlife.org or http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16PL?fr_id=72181&pg=entry to learn more about the event.
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

United Way of Central Texas and Community Partners Announce Hometown Huddle
United Way of Central Texas (UWCT) and its community partners—Titan Total Training, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Student United Way are pleased to announce a new, free, children’s health field day called Hometown Huddle. The event will take place April 9, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusader Stadium field. Check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.
“We are thrilled to present this new event to our local kids,” said United Way of Central Texas Director of Marketing and Volunteerism, Mary Beth Kelton. “Educating children about the importance of personal health at an early age is incredibly important.”
On April 9th, two-hundred children, boys and girls ages 7 to 12-years-old, are invited to participate in 10 non-contact sport drills led by Titan Total Training coaches. Participants will also learn about the importance of playing for 60 minutes a day and fighting childhood obesity.
“Children are our future.” said Titan Total Training CEO, Ike Shaw.
Attendees will also have a meet and greet with NFL Player and UMHB Alumnus Jerrell Freeman, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football players. At the end of the Hometown Huddle, kids will be challenged to sign Play 60 Minutes a Day certificates.
“I am proud to support our local Hometown Huddle,” said NFL Linebacker, Jerrell Freeman. “The NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle is a field day designed to bring awareness and impact to the issue of youth health and fitness. The goal of our local Hometown Huddle is to promote youth fitness and health by actively engaging children.”
Sport obstacles will include a football tire toss and an inflatable tackling buddy course. Attendees will receive a goodie bag and T-shirt.
Parents are invited to stay and sit in the Crusader Stadium stand. To register, download the form at http://www.uwct.org/volunteer/2016-hometown-huddle and email the completed form to Marybeth.kelton@uwct.org or fax to 254-771-2568. All registrations submitted after March 30, are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

Cinderella Family Show
The Cultural Activities Center, in conjunction with One Day Academy will present Cinderella, April 29th at 7:00pm. Directed by Angela Everett, veteran director and actor, and performed by the theatre students of One Day Academy, this rendition of Cinderella is sure to be a crowd pleaser for children, as well as adults.
This classic tale of cinder maid to princess will come to life one night only on the stage of the CAC. Cast members include Allison Trayler as Cinderella, Mark Carswell as the Prince, Justus Everett as the Jester, MacKenzie Nowell as Drusilla, Gretchen Everett as Anastasia, Angela Everett as the Step-Mother, Caitlyn Kilburn as the Fairy godmother, and Sara Beeksma, Melanie Blevins, Tabitha Gonzalez, Nina Everett, Mairin O’Grady, and Summer Everett as Princesses, and Ian Giesler as Ballroom Escort.
Tickets can be purchased through the CAC website at cacARTS.org or on the night of the performance at the door. Tickets for an adult is $10 and a child is $5. For more information contact the Cultural Activities Center at 254-773-9926.
The Cultural Activities Center, located at 3011 North Third Street in Temple, offers many programs, and events throughout the year, visit often for updated events and entertainment, cacARTS.org. For more information or to register, call 254-773-9926.

Registration for Temple College summer classes begins April 11
Registration for summer classes at Temple College begins April 11 and will continue through May 19. The college will be offering 6, 8 and 11-week classes this summer at its locations in Temple, Taylor and Hutto. Online classes are also available. Summer classes begin May 31. For more information, visit www.templejc.edu.

Temple College Spring Student Art Exhibition and Sale starts April 16
An exhibition featuring the work of students in the Visual Arts Department at Temple College will be on display in the college’s Visual Arts Gallery beginning April 16.
The show will feature about 100 works, including photography, painting, drawing and ceramics. Some of the works will be for sale.
“The annual spring student art exhibition and sale showcases what we do in our studio classes,” said Michael Donahue, chair of the Visual Arts Department. ”It is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists and to purchase artwork at some reasonable prices.”
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. At the reception, members of the Visual Arts faculty will pick one piece to become a part of the permanent collection that hangs in the hall of the Visual Arts Complex. A cash award will be given to the student who made the piece.
The exhibit will be on display through May 3.
The Temple College Visual Arts Complex is located at 2105 South 5th St. in Temple. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information, contact michael.donahue@templejc.edu.

Step Right Up!
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is proud to present a new spring exhibit, “Step Right Up!: Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965.” This temporary exhibit will be on display at the museum from Saturday, April 2nd through Wednesday, May 25th.
Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965 takes viewers behind the scenes of the circus, exploring the dramatic pageantry, colorful past, and living presence of this grand American theatrical tradition. The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibitions on tour to more than 100 small- and mid-sized communities every year. Mid-America is the oldest nonprofit regional arts organization in the United States. More information is available at www.maaa.org and www.eusa.org.
“Step Right Up” can be viewed with regular admission to the museum, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is located at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple. “Step Right Up” is part of the regular schedule of changing exhibits at the museum.