Local events this weekend will include arts and craft fairs, a casino night fundraiser, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and more.
Dia de los Muertos events
A Dia de los Muertos Celebration will take place 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Park Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive in Temple. The event will include Hispanic and Mexican food, music and dancing, sugar skull painting, arts and crafts projects and more. For more information, call 254-298-5740.
A Day of the Dead Art Showcase, presented by Artist 2 Artist, will take place 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at 5 S. Main St. in downtown Temple. The event will showcase the talents of many different artists and musicians. It will also feature vendors, food trucks and live music.
Holiday Craft Bazaar
The seventh annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gober Party House, 1516 W. Ave. H in Temple.
Admission to the bazaar is free for shoppers. Vendors will be selling handmade and original items. For information call 254-298-5733.
Mad Science Day
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will host its November Family Day event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
This month, visitors can unleash their inner mad scientist by trying fun experiments. The event is free to attend.
The museum is located inside the Santa Fe Depot at 315 W. Ave. B. For more information, visit www.templerrhm.org.
Arts & Craft Fair
First Baptist Church, 8015 W. Adams Ave. in Temple, will host its second Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Admission and parking will be free. Vendors will be set up inside.
The event is sponsored by the First Temple Women’s Ministry. Proceeds will go toward future ministries for the community. For information call 254-773-6866.
St. Mary’s Catholic School, 1019 S. Seventh St. in Temple, will host a casino night fundraiser beginning 6 p.m. Saturday in the school gym.
The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic School Trust Fund, and proceeds will benefit Catholic education at the school.
Tickets can be purchased from the school office by calling 254-778-8141. Participants must be at least 21 or older to attend. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, live and silent auctions and prize drawings.
Woodland Trails Craft Fair
The inaugural Woodland Trails Craft Fair will take place noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 4 Woodland Trail in Belton.
Local crafters and vendors will be selling handmade products ranging from woodworking items, home decor, girls dresses, paper crafts, saori weaving with loom demonstrations and more. Cheesy Buns food truck will also be on site.
Visitors can purchase drawing tickets for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds from the drawing will be donated to Helping Hands Ministry of Belton.
For more information, visit the Woodland Trails Craft Fair Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LatinX Rock History lecture
LatinX Rock History, a lecture enhanced with visuals and sounds, will be presented 7 p.m. Saturday in the Frank W. Mayborn Auditorium of the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple.
The free program is presented by Luis Zapata. The program consists of rock history from the 1920s to the present. Zapata will highlight key artists, songs, sounds and albums that shaped Latin American rock in context with the social and political environment during the time period.
For more information, visit cacARTS.org or call 254-773-9926.
Other items on the Weekend Calendar
The Russian String Orchestra will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baugh Performance Hall at the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus in Belton.
A country dance featuring the Good Ol’ Boys band will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Concert Choir will perform a concert titled “Songs of Hope” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Baugh Performance Hall at the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Campus in Belton.
Sean Devine and Wes Perryman will perform 7 p.m. Friday at Barrow Brewing Co., 108 Royal St. in Salado.
Kenny Orts and the No Chance band will perform 9 p.m. Friday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple.
The Central Texas Sportsman’s Club will hold its monthly jamboree featuring music by the James Gang band 6 p.m. Saturday at the group’s club, located off FM 2305 just before Temple Lake Park at Lake Belton. Concessions will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is family friendly and no smoking or alcohol are allowed.
Keegan McInroe will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Barrow Brewing Co., 108 Royal St. in Salado.
Marcus Lindsey will perform 9 p.m. Saturday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple.
An art show featuring work by Beau Whitaker will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Salado Wine Seller, 841 S. Main St. in Salado.
The Temple College Faculty Jazz group will hold a free concert 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theatre located in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the TC campus.