Nan Brown Garden Club

Nan Brown Garden Club’s February meeting was a fundraiser for the Baby Rescue Home and Mothering Center, Neema Village, in Arusha, Tanzania. More than $1,000 was collected and presented to Zoe Rascoe who presented a program on her and her husband Terry climbing Kilimanjaro for Neema. Pictured are, bottom row from left, Lynn Johnston, Barbara Probe, Sally Jordan, and Mary Steele and back row from left, Marian Ballard, Sharon Bell, Hilde Cort, Gail Avot, Sharon White, Heidi Couchman, Marylyn Douthit, Linda Frick, Marion Brakebill.

Temple Garden Club

The Temple Garden Club meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at the City Federation of Women’s Club House at 219 King Circle in Temple.  

Master Gardener Merlene Gilman will present “Legends and Lore of Texas Flowers” at the group’s meeting on March 7. Visitors are welcome to attend this meeting. For information contact Karen Nalley at 254-718-2166.

Central Texas Art League

The Central Texas Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple.

Stephen Steger will demonstrate how to make a woodcut for printmaking. The meeting is open to the public.

Bell County Retired School Employees Association

The Bell County Retired School Employees Association will meet 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2401 S 57th St. in Temple.

Tim Lee, executive director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, will give a presentation on legislative updates. Lamar Lewis, president, will conduct the business meeting followed by refreshments. Amy Kroger is the hostess chairman.

For membership information contact Elaine McSpedon at 254-718-2918.

Sons of the American Revolution

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will have its bi-monthly meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salado library, 1151 N. Main St. in Salado.

Dr. Thomas Kidd, chairman of the history department at Baylor University, will speak on “The Faith of Benjamin Franklin.”

Individuals interested in researching their ancestors going back to the American Revolution to see if they are eligible to join the group may contact the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution website at Information on joining the group is available at the meeting.

Rotary Club of Temple

Rotarians will meet at noon Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1749 Scott Boulevard in Temple.

The guest speaker will be Adrian Canaday from the Temple Economic Development Corporation.

Rotary Club of Temple South

Rotarians will meet at noon Monday at the Temple ISD Career & Technical Education Center for a tour of the facility located at Temple High School.

Books for Lunch

Leigh Gardner, director of the Temple Public Library, will review “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box at the next Books for Lunch group meeting set noon Wednesday in the board room on the third floor of the library, located at 100 W. Adams Ave. in Temple.  

“The Disappeared” is a modern-day western set in Wyoming and the main character is a game warden named Joe Pickett noted for his expertise in solving mysteries involving both animals and people.

All attendees may bring a lunch if they wish and the Temple Literacy Council will provide drinks.

For information contact the Temple Literacy Council at 254-774-7323 or email

Bell County Newcomers

The Bell County Newcomers Club, a social group for women new to Central Texas, has announced group activities for March 3-9.

The group will meet for “Chat N Canasta” from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday; on Wednesday, the group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a luncheon at Wildflower Country Club in Temple (the registration deadline was March 1); also on Wednesday, the group will meet for popcorn and bridge 1-4 p.m.; on Friday, the group will hold a “TGIF” lunch at 11:30 a.m.; and on Saturday, the group will meet at 5 p.m. for a “Couples Night Out” event.

For questions regarding activities email Jessica Gambill at or visit

Submission guidelines

Club News items may be submitted free of charge by emailing or by mailing or bringing items in person to: 10 S. Third St., Temple, TX 76501. All items are due by noon Monday.