Area events this weekend include the return of Movies in the Park in Temple and an Asian-Pacific Islander celebration in Belton.

Movies in the Park

The city of Temple Parks and Recreation Department is bringing its free “Movies in the Park” program back to Miller Park, 1919 N. First St. The outdoor, family-friendly event will take place 6:30 p.m. Saturday with a screening of “The Croods: New Age.”

No tickets are necessary and seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

For information visit

Across the Ocean: An Asian-Pacific Islander celebration

The Bell County Museum and Baila Pacifica Entertainment will hold “Across the Ocean,” an Asian-Pacific Islander celebration, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Yettie Polk Park, 101 S. Davis St. in Belton.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Japanese calligraphy and the importance of cherry blossoms, make their own Hawaiian lei, play traditional games and see Polynesian dances.

The event is free and open to the public.

Import Expo

An Import Expo car show will take place 5-11 p.m. Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center.

The show will feature modified cars, awards, and music. For information and registration details visit

Farmers markets

A farmers market will take place 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at West Temple Park, 121 Montpark Road in Temple (located off West Adams Avenue behind Temple Fire Station No. 7).

Another farmers market will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Barrow Brewing Co., 108 Royal St. in Salado.

Both farmers markets offer fresh produce and arts and crafts vendors.

Vet clinic

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a discount vet clinic 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Westphalia Hall Pavilion on State Highway 320.

Dogs, cats and other small animals can be vaccinated for rabies, parvovirus and other ailments at a nominal cost. Dr. Jared Ranly, DVM, will provide the services.

For information contact Ken Jezisek at 512-927-6581 or Ranly at 254-760-4316.

‘Bell County Sports’ exhibit

The Bell County Museum’s newest exhibit, “Bell County Sports” is now available for viewing.

The exhibit, which will be on display until Aug. 21, features many of the athletes, teams and coaches who helped establish a legacy of athletic achievement in Bell County.

The museum, located at 201 N. Main St. in Belton, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

For information visit

‘Nunsense’ auditions

The Milam Community Theater will hold auditions for “Nunsense” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25.

This show is a musical farce about a convent of nuns staging a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died of botulism in an unfortunate convent cooking accident (and who are temporarily being stored in the freezer). The Little Sisters of Hoboken put on a riotous revue packed with comedic song and dance numbers.

The show was written by Dan Goggin and is directed by Debbie Cable Brown. Those who audition are advised to wear loose fitting clothes as movement may be involved in casting.

“Nunsense” performance dates are 7 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. All performances will take place at the Williams Event Center.

For information visit

‘Sound Check’ tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the Temple High School Choral Department’s “Sound Check” show on Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, at the high school, 415 N. First St. in Temple.

The show will feature students performing popular songs with a live professional backing band. Music will include selections from artists such as The Killers, Destiny’s Child, Alicia Keys, Huey Lewis and the News, Aretha Franklin, My Chemical Romance, and Beyoncé.

There is limited socially distanced seating and masks are required. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Call 254-215-7230 with any questions.

Father-daughter dance tickets now available

Tickets are now available for the city of Belton’s annual Father Daughter Dance set for 6-8 p.m. June 17-19 at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St. in Belton.

The theme for this year will be a 1980s party. Young ladies and their dads (or other father figures) are invited for a night of music, dancing, photos and hors d’oeuvres. The event is open to the public but seating will be limited.

For information call 254-933-5860. To purchase tickets visit

Oak Ridge Boys concert rescheduled

A concert featuring the Oak Ridge Boys on Saturday at Johnny’s Steaks and Bar-Be-Que in Salado has been postponed due to rain. The concert has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 3.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and will offer refunds for those who will not be able to attend (the concert July 3),” Johnny’s Steaks posted on Facebook.

Tickets purchased at Johnny's can be brought in for a refund. Those who purchased tickets online must email with your Order ID number and your refund will be processed in the order it was received.

Live music

O’Briens Irish Pub

Lilly Milford and Earle Nelson will perform 9 p.m. Friday and Acadian and Cloud Anchor will perform 9 p.m. Saturday at O’Briens Irish Pub, 11 E. Central Ave. in downtown Temple.

Academie Musique

Academie Musique of Central Texas will stage “Sing Together,” an outdoor performance event 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Academie Musique parking lot (on the corner of Calhoun and North First Street) in Temple.

Fire Street Pizza

Ella Reid will perform 6 p.m. Saturday and Martian Folk will perform an acoustic set noon Sunday at Fire Street Pizza, 10310 FM 439 in Belton.


The TDMB group will perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Honeycutt’s, 7303 Airport Road in Temple.

Fire Base Brewing Co.

Wade Ralston will perform 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fire Base Brewing Co., 8 S. First St. in downtown Temple.

Bo’s Barn Dancehall

Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country will perform 8 p.m. Friday and Fast Movin’ Train will perform 8 p.m. Saturday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple.


Devil Dog golf tournament

Marine Corps League of Temple’s inaugural Devil Dog golf tournament will take place Saturday at Sammons Golf Course, 2727 W. Adams Ave. in Temple. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and play starts at 8:30 a.m. The event will include a meal and an awards program. The event is sponsored by the Louis W. Qualls Det. 1249. For information call 254-493-0720 or 512-461-7462.

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