Bird-watchers and enthusiasts of all ages and skills are encouraged to participate in the longest-running community science program – the Audubon Society’s 122nd Christmas Bird Count.

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The Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa’s Dance Connection will present “The Texas Nutcracker Ballet” next week at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Arts in Temple — a holiday classic that will feature a “Lone Star twist.”

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Our adventure takes place in the northern Canadian province of Manitoba, in a small town called Churchill. The town is known as the “polar bear capital of the world” because it is the largest gathering place for polar bears.

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Texas generally does not enjoy the stunning widespread fall foliage transformation seen in other parts of the country, with one big exception — Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool.

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“Hands On,” a cultural initiative created by the Contemporaries of the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple, is eager to broaden elementary-aged students’ knowledge and respect of foreign cultures.

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The Fort Hood Sportsmen’s Center recently hosted a hunting and fishing day, during which participants were invited to bring out their families to fish, shoot some arrows, aim at turkeys, and test out their turkey calling skills.

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The Central Texas Wildlife Center in Belton has a passion for aiding any abandoned, injured and distressed wildlife. Residents that come across abandoned, injured, or distressed wildlife can call the center at 254-702-0042.

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Topsey Exotic Ranch in Copperas Cove is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon with your family. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close to exotic wildlife.

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Sun rises on a midsummer day at Caddo Lake as an early morning fog drifts over the mirror smooth-water while blue dasher dragonflies flit about. Caddo Lake in northeastern Texas is the largest and perhaps only natural lake in Texas.

The Temple Symphony Orchestra is ready to spread joy during its 28th season. “We are excited to be offering live music after being absent from the concert stage since January of 2020,” said music director Thomas Fairlie.

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Alfred Vrazel, 80, has been host of a Sunday polka music show on radio station KMIL in Cameron since 1955. Currently in its 66th year, it is believed to be the longest-running Sunday polka music radio program with the same host in the nation.