Whether or not you’re ready for the onslaught of Christmas music and holiday shopping, dozens of community celebrations are filling the calendar to make even the Scroogiest spirits feel the festiveness of the season.
The 33rd annual Taste of the Holidays offered an autumnal array of warm colors, tasty food and a cheerful atmosphere.
For 20 years, In the Mood Ballroom has provided a unique space and a fitting atmosphere for dances and dance lessons. The anniversary of the downtown Temple business will be celebrated Friday night during a ballroom dance.
With a career spanning nearly two decades, singer/songwriter Brandon Rhyder is a familiar presence in the Texas music scene. He’s also become a familiar face in the Bell County area.
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will host two days of wizard school crafts and a magical railroad experience during the Wizarding Express Train Ride Oct. 19 and 26. The event is only open to ticketholders, and passes for both days of the event are sold out.
The fourth annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival will take place from 3-8 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of Salado Winery Company at 841 N. Main St. The event will include a grape stomping competition, local vendors, an “I Love Lucy” look-alike contest, live music and wood-fired pizza.
A variety of animals will be available to join loving families in good homes during the largest pet adoption event in Central Texas. The 2019 Pet Adoption Extravaganza will take place Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
The Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple is taking its Arts in Education program on the road to Bonham Middle School and Lamar Middle School to present six performers from Great Promise for American Indians.
The annual Central Texas State Fair is all set to provide another round of carnival rides, professional bull riding and Texas music concerts. The fair will take place Thursday through Sunday at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121 in Belton.
Salado Museum and College Park packs an impressive amount of history into a relatively small space. It’s a perfect fit for Salado, a small village also brimming with history and culture.
With more than 350 miles of coastline, Texas is bound to hold some hidden hamlets with all the appeal of the big beach towns — minus the cacophony that comes with the summertime crowds that flock like seagulls at a cookout. Surfside Beach is one of those coastal communities perfect for people trying to escape the chaos of everyday life.
Walking into Serendipity in Salado feels like stepping into a modern European tea shop. Like sipping tea, it’s a cleansing experience for mind, body and soul.