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Central Texas

KILLEEN

Cinderella audition workshop

Get prepared to audition for the play “Cinderella” 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Vive Les Arts Theatre.

This workshop will help young actors know what to expect from the audition. Children will be learning a song and dance and will perform for friends and family at the end of the workshop. Workshop participation does not guarantee a part in the show.

The cost is $5 per child. “Cinderella” will be on stage May 13-15.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 526-9090 or visit www.vlatheatre.com.



Take 190 West

Salute the arts at Take 190 West, featuring artists, authors and sculptors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. There is no admission charge.

For more information, call 501-3888.



Legends: Greatest Hits

Listen to the songs that have topped the charts throughout the years 7 p.m. March 4 and 8 p.m. March 5 at Vive Les Arts Theatre.

Genres include country, pop, rock, R&B, and Christian.

For more information, call 526-9090 or visit www.vlatheatre.org.

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TEMPLE

Barclay Visual Arts Competition, Exhibition

Entries for the Barclay Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition will be accepted 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Cultural Activities Center.

Mediums can include three-dimensional art, drawing, painting and photography. The contest is available to all residents of Bell County and includes competition for adults and students in junior or senior high school. Memberships in art clubs and organizations are not required.

The exhibit will be held Saturday through April 1.

For more information, call 773-9926 or visit www.cacarts.org.



Chamber concert

The annual chamber music concert will be held 7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College.

The special assembly of instruments, including flute and piccolo, clarinet and bass clarinet, piano, alto saxophone, trumpet, cello and percussion, will provide a musical tapestry of special chamber selections.

Composers such as Mendelssohn and Beethoven will be featured, with an additional presentation of “Remembering Tomorrow.” Additionally, audience members will be entertained by “Façade” by William Walton.

Admission is free for military members and their families. General admission is $20 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 6 years old are not allowed in the auditorium for Temple Symphony performances.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 778-6683 or visit www.templesymphony.org.


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SALADO

Poetry Festival

Central Texas poets and writers of prose will read their works 7-9 p.m. March 3 at Tablerock Ampitheater’s inside stage. An open microphone at 8:15 p.m. encourages new poets and writers to read two minutes of their

works.

Guest poet will be Thom Woodruff, who tours poetry festivals in England and Australia. In his adopted city of Austin he can be seen improvising at open mic nights.

The Poetry Festival scheduled in February was canceled because of bad weather.

For more information, call 947-9205 or visit www.tablerock.org.



Easter Egg Extravaganza

Make a glass Easter egg, hummingbird feeder or other unique glass-blown gift through March at Salado Arts Workshop.

Active-duty military, veterans and their families receive a 30 percent discount on Mondays.

For more information, call 654-9171 or visit www.saladoartsworkshop.org.

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GEORGETOWN

Georgetown Swirl

Celebrate Texas wine and food 6-9 p.m. Saturday on The Square in Georgetown.

Enjoy an evening of shopping while sampling Texas wines and dining on local restaurants’ best fare. Live jazz music will be provided by Joe Cordi on the steps of the Williamson County Courthouse.

Only 350 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Visitor Information Center on 101 E. 7th St.

For more information, call (512) 930-2027 or e-mail mainstreet@georgetown.org.



Wine tasting class

Attend a wine tasting class 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Georgetown Winery.

The class includes two red wines, two white wines, one fruit wine, a meat and cheese tray, souvenir wine glass and one dessert wine tasting. After the class, all wines from the tasting will be on sale.

Registration is required. The cost is $12.95 per person.

For more information, call (512) 869-8600 or visit http://georgetownwinery.com.



‘Into the Woods’

Bring the entire family on a journey “Into the Woods” 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jesse and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater in the Fine Arts Center at Southwestern University.

With characters from timeless fairy tales, such as “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” this musical is sure to entertain.

Inspired by the 1976 book, “The Uses of Enchantment,” this musical captures the complications of modern society and the difficulties we encounter on the paths of our lives.

For more information, call (512) 863-1378 or visit www.southwestern.edu.



Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

Sounds of strings will fill the air 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Sun City Ballroom.

For more information, visit www.williamsoncountysymphonyorchestra.org.

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AUSTIN

New Art in Austin opening

The opening of the exhibition, New Art in Austin: 15 to watch, will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Austin Museum of Art – Downtown.

New Art in Austin features the innovations and explorations of emerging Central Texas artists who make cutting-edge work in a variety of media. Selections for this edition address a range of themes.

At the reception, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music.

Attendees must be a member of the museum. Membership can be purchased online or at the door.

For more information, call (512) 495-9224 or visit www.amoa.org.



‘The Dinner Detective’

An interactive murder mystery dinner show will be held 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Marriott Hotel on 300 E. 4th St.

By hiding actors among the customers, everyone is a suspect in this thrilling and hilarious evening out. Admission includes a four-course meal and dinner show. A prize package awaits the top sleuth of the evening.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (800) 421-7305 or visit www.thedinnerdetective.com/sites/austin.



Ready. Set. Red!

Engage in a cross-city challenge March 5. Packet pick-up and registration is 8-10 a.m., the challenge will take place from 10 a.m.-noon, and awards will be given at 1 p.m.

Grab a teammate and pound the pavement to benefit the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

Teams will make their way through downtown Austin, completing various challenges that test physical, mental and disaster response skills. Finish as many challenges as possible before the deadline then race back to turn in points.

For more information, call (512) 928-4271 or visit www.centex.redcross.org.

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STONEWALL

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290: Ragin’ Cajun

Sample flavorful Cajun cuisine with one of the new wine releases beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Becker Vineyards.

The event is free and live music will be provided.

For more information, call (830) 644-2681 or visit www.beckervineyards.com/events.htm.

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INGRAM

Two, one-act comedies

See “Almost, Maine” and get “Cut” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the indoor theatre of the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre.

“Almost, Maine” is about life and love in the small mythical town of the same name. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Ingram Tom Moore High School theater department will perform “Cut,” a comedy about the complications that arise when actors forget who is playing whom as they rehearse a play within a play within a play.

For more information, call (830) 367-5120 or visit www.hcaf.com/theatre.

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HOUSTON

Photography class

An emerging spring photography class will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

Walk the grounds of the center looking for green shoots and leaves as well as early spring flowers to take photos of. Bring a camera, wide angle lens or a macro lens, flash, and a tripod.

The cost is $70 for members and $95 for non-members.

For more information, call (713) 681-8433 or visit www.houstonarboretum.org/photographing_emerging_spring.asp.



Houston Livestock Show, Rodeo

A livestock show and rodeo will be held Tuesday through March 20 in Houston. Friday rodeo performances begin at 6:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday rodeo performances begin at 3:45 p.m., and all performances begin with rodeo action followed by the star entertainer.

Upcoming artists include: Clay Walker Tuesday, Trace Adkins Wednesday, Sugarland March 3, Janet Jackson March 4, Billy Currington March 5, Selena Gomez March 6, Tim McGraw March 7, Keith Urban March 8, Martina McBride March 9.

For the complete list of performers, visit www.rodeohouston.com.

To purchase tickets, call (800) 726-1313 or visit www.ticketmaster.com/rodeohouston.



SPRING CONCERTS

FEB. 25

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas – Austin in Austin.



MARCH 3

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli will perform at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.



MARCH 4-5

Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington will perform at 7 p.m. March 4 and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. March 5 at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.



MARCH 8

Korn, Disturbed

Korn and Disturbed will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.



APRIL 6

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga will perform at 8 p.m. April 6 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

APRIL 9

Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw, with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry, will perform at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.



APRIL 15

Avalanche Tour

Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying will perform at 6 p.m. April 15 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.



For more information on upcoming concerts, visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.uterwincenter.com/events.

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Fort Hood



PALMER THEATER

FEB. 24

Thursday

The Fighter, R



FEB. 25

Friday

Country Strong, PG-13



FEB. 26

Saturday

1 p.m. The Dilemma, PG-13

4 p.m. Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, PG *

7 p.m. True Grit, PG-13



FEB. 27

Sunday

Country Strong, PG-13



FEB. 28

Monday

True Grit, PG-13



MARCH 1

Tuesday

Country Strong, PG-13



MARCH 2

Wednesday

True Grit, PG-13



* $1 show



All shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Palmer Theater is located in Bldg. 334 at the corner of 31st Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For a recording of all upcoming features, call 287-3851.



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THROUGH FEB. 27

‘Captured Emotions’ book signing

Philip Joyner will sign copies of the book “Captured Emotions” through Sunday at the Clear Creek Post Exchange.

For more information, call 532-7200.

Meet and Greet Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants
Sat., Mar. 5, 13:00
Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Exchange
Come and meet Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants at your Clear Creek Main Exchange on Saturday, March 5th from 1pm-3pm during our Outdoor Living Grand opening event.
FEB. 25-26

‘Wit, Will and Walls’ book signing

Betty Kilby will sign copies of the book “Wit, Will and Walls” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Clear Creek Post Exchange.

For more information, call 532-7200.

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THROUGH FEB. 26

Youth soccer registration

Sign up for youth soccer through Saturday. The season will be March 20-May 22.

The sport is open to children in kindergarten through ninth grade. Cost is $35 to participate.

Children who are family members of active-duty military, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees and DoD contractors must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.

For more information or to register, call 287-8029 or stop by the Rivers Building at T.J. Mills Boulevard and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue in Bldg. 121.


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MARCH 1

Hours changing at HH Outreach Center

The operating hours at the Harker Heights Outreach Center will change beginning Tuesday.

The center will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.

For more information, call 213-4030. The community outreach center is located at 581 Pan American, Suite 7 in Harker Heights.


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MARCH 14-18

Teen Extreme Spring Leadership Camp

The Teen Extreme Spring Leadership Camp, held March 14-18, will incorporate life, leadership and character building skills through interactive presentations, games and activities.

Activities will include miniature golf, paintball, a ropes course and an overnight lock-in.

The camp is open to youth in grades 6-12 who are registered with Child, and Youth and School Services for a fee of $40 per child.

For more information, call 553-3995.


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THROUGH MARCH 31

Vegas giveaway

Enter through March 31 to win a trip to Las Vegas. Pick up a punch card at Club Hood and fill it by purchasing a meal at any of the following events held at Club Hood: daily lunch, Beef and Burgundy, Family Pasta Night, or Sunday Brunch.

After seven punches, drop your card off in one of the drop boxes located at Club Hood. Only one punch per visit, per family. Enter as many times as you like.

The winning card will be drawn on April 4 and its winner will receive a trip for two to Las Vegas, hotel and airfare. Winners must be at least 21 years of age. Prize package expires one year after issuance.



CLUB HOOD MENU

Club Hood offers lunch 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays and training holidays) for $6.95.



This Week’s Menu:

Today

Pork schnitzel, sauerkraut, bratwurst, cottage fries

5-7 p.m. Family spaghetti night



Friday

Fish and chips, coleslaw



Monday

Chile Colorado rice, black beans and corn



Tuesday

Homemade lasagna, Italian green beans, garlic toast

5:30-7:30 p.m. Beef and Burgundy



Wednesday

Southern fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, corn bread



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SEMINARS

All seminars are at 1 p.m.

Feb. 28: Advanced Resume

March 2: Federal Jobs: Resumix

March 3: Own Your Own Business: Marketing Your Business



JOB FAIRS

March 3: CivilianJobs.com is hosting a job fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Club Hood.

March 11: Jobzone is hosting a job fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Club Hood.



SEPARATING SOLDIERS MANDATORY BRIEFS

Transition Orientation: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Howze Auditorium

Pre-Separation Briefings: Presented daily Monday through Friday by appointment only at the center. Space is limited, for appointments call 288-2227 or 288-5627.

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Title: CivilianJobs.Com Job Fair
Start Date & Time: Fri., Mar. 3, 10:00
Location: Club Hood
Summary: CivilianJobs.com will host a Job Fair on 3 March, 10 am - 2 pm at
Club Hood. Separating and Retiring Military, Veterans, Family Members and
the public are invited.

All military and prior military may pre-register online at
www.CivilianJobs.com and be matched with companies based on
your career and geographical preferences.

National and Regional Opportunities in: Management, Medical, Driving,
Engineering, Sales, Administration, Aviation, Customer Services, Law
Enforcement, Logistics, Maintenance, and more!

See attached Flyer or call (678) 819-4132 for Job Fair Information

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Electrical contractor will be installing new metal power line poles along
Tank Destroyer from Minue St to 37th St east of TJ Mills. This will involve
the partial closure of the eastbound, southernmost lane on Monday, Feb. 28
from 0800 hrs to 2400 hrs. Construction signs will be in place, flagmen will
be posted and the lane will be coned off. Please proceed with caution.

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The Dog Whisperer is currently accepting applications for residents in Fort
Hood housing for an upcoming episode to be filmed April 19-21. Fort Hood
residents can nominate a family by visiting the show's submission website at
www.cesarsway.com/dogwhisperer/submissions.

The Dog Whisperer is looking for a wide variety of dog problems, including
unusual phobias, obsessions, fearful behavior, aggression or any other
unique situations that Cesar could help transform.

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The quarterly Troops to Teachers briefing will be held at the education
center Friday, Feb. 25 at 1300 hours. All personnel considering a second
career in teaching in public schools are invited to attend. The briefing
will be presented by the Texas State Coordinator for the Troops to Teachers
Program. 

Chunky Butt Funky --- 6 years ago -

Beginning March 1,2011

> Abrams Gym will be the sole physical fitness center open on Nation
Holidays.

> There will be $2 per car entry fee at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
for authorized DoD patrons, all other civilians will pay $8 per vehicle. 

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