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Salado Chamber of Commerce will again host the coolest 5K in Central Texas – the Midnight Madness 5K run, which will take runners and walkers for a country run out Thomas Arnold.Read more: Salado Midnight Madness
Killeen, TX (October 27, 2012) – The final weekend in October holds the events of Killeen’s first-ever Family Adventure Outdoor Expo. With over 70 vendors, the outdoor expo is certain to appeal to a wide variety of all who attend. The free event, open to the public, begins on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center located at 3601 South WS Young Drive.Read more: Adventure Outdoor Expo 2
(photos by Jessica Flynn)
The Silver Spur Arts Academy (SSAA), invites you and your children, ages 4 to 18, to celebrate creativity this summer in the heart of Salado.Read more: Creativity is key at SSAA
The Central Texas Astronomical Society (CTAS) will host public star parties on Saturday, November 3rd,from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. These free events will be held at Overlook Park outside Belton, the Waco Wetlands outside Waco, and at the Hubbard City Lakes Park in Hubbard. CTAS members will provide telescopes for public viewing. Guests are also welcome to bring their own telescopes.
The Scorpion Cluster (M52) is an open cluster of just under 200 stars located between the constellations Cassiopeia (the Queen) and Cepheus (the King). Cassiopeia is easy to locate, being made up of bright stars and resembling the letter W. Cepheus is larger and looks like a tall house, but its stars are not as bright. M103 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia and is 8000 light years distant. Herschels Garnet Star, aka Erakis, is a distinctly reddish star located in southern Cepheus.
The planets Uranus and Neptune are viewable all night. Mars appears low in the west at Sunset. Our evening of stargazing will finish up with views of colorful Jupiter and its four bright moons, which rise around 7:30pm.
We will look at these and many other celestial objects this month. Please check our web site,http://www.centexastronomy.org, for directions to the site close to you and for more information. If this event is cancelled due to weather, a cancellation notice will be posted by 5:00PM on the CTAS website. You may register online for this event and receive monthly notices of our future events.
Participants may want to bring a small flashlight to get from the parking lot to the viewing area nearby and a lawn chair to make viewing more comfortable.
The 37th Annual Texas Packard Meet will be held April 4-6 at the Stagecoach Inn in Salado. It is the oldest regional Packard meet in the country and one of the largest.Read more: Texas Packards gather in Salado
British automobile pioneer Cecil Kimber and his MG Motorcar Company Ltd. could hardly have imagined the impact their first sports car would have on the automotive world. More than 85 years later, and 30 years since the last MG rolled from the storied factory at Abingdon-on-Thames, that passion shows no sign of letting up.
Read more: Texas MG Register in Salado