Monsters will take flight this weekend in Belton as the Cadence Bank Center hosts the annual No Limits Monster Truck and Thrill show. Other events this weekend in Central Texas include performances of “Clue” at Lake Belton High School, the annual Arches Resolution 5K run, a gun show, live music and more.
No Limits monster truck show
The annual No Limits Monster Truck and Thrill show will take place this weekend at the Cadence Banks Center, 301 W. Loop 121 in Belton.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The show will include performances from several monster trucks, including Thrill Billy, King Krunch, Nitro Hornet, Geronimo, Higher Education and Outlaw Wrangler, the mud-slinging, car-crushing Jeep.
Higher Education is a jacked-up four-wheel drive school bus that catches big air inside the Cadence Bank Center.
The show will include a death-defying Harley motorcycle jump by Ed Beckley, CEO of No Limits.
“The last time I jumped in Belton was 2015 and the building was sold out,” he said. “This year, I’m going to make the jump with a shapely gal on the back of my bike,” Beckley, 73, said.
Another popular feature, the children’s Power Wheel races, also will return.
“People bring their little battery-powered cars — like a Barbie Jeep or Corvette — and race them,” Beckley said.
Power Wheel contestants are limited to 3- to 9-year-olds and they are separated into classes depending on how the machines are powered.
“We have a 6- to 12-volt class and a 24- to 36-volt class,” Beckley said. “The kids like to dress up in costumes and have fun, and their families are encouraged to get down on the track and cheer them on.”
Parents can call 940-683-4742 to register a child.
A second event for local participants is the Hooligan Mini Bike races.
“These are the little bikes with big fat tires,” he said. “They are the new go-karts. They are fun and competitive, and they are a blast to watch.”
Participants may call 940-683-4742 for details or to register for the mini bike races.
This year’s show will include the Tuff Truck competition.
“It’s a mud race where you bring the vehicle,” Beckley said. “It can be an old truck or your future ex-wife’s car. Actually, sometimes the future ex-wife brings her future ex-husband’s truck and buries it in the mud.”
The Premiere Gun Show will take place this weekend in the assembly hall at the Cadence Bank Center in Belton.
The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The show will include a variety of vendors selling guns, ammo, reloading supplies, knives and more.
Admission is $10 per person.
The annual Arches Resolution 5K run will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday along Pepper Creek Trail. The start and finish line for this year’s run will take place at the soccer complex at Crossroads Park, 6600 Research Loop in Temple.
Registration is $30 and available online at racetemple.com. Race-day registration will be available starting at 9 a.m.
The Lake Belton High School Theatre department will present performances of “Clue” on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the school’s performing arts center, 9809 FM 2483 in Temple.
The show, a comedic who-dunnit based on the 1985 Paramount film and classic Hasbro board game, follows six mysterious guests who meet at a remote mansion for a dinner party. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. The characters include the butler Wadsworth, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard.
The Camp Hearne World War II historic site and exhibit will hold a special event on Saturday at 12424 Camp Hearne Road in Hearne.
The activity is titled “Das Kaserne,” which translates to “The Barracks.”
The activity is a “prisoner of war escape experience that invites participants to step back in time and uncover challenges faced by prisoners behind barbed-wire fences during World War II,” event organizers said in a news release.
Groups will be immersed in a 30-minute challenge, navigating through historical objects, crafted replicas, hidden codes and clues, all aimed at unlocking the secrets to a successful escape from the camp.
Teams must include a minimum of two players and maximum of eight participants age 14 and older. Time slots are available at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Participation costs $20 per player. To secure a spot, visit camphearne.com/thebarracks.
The Do Portugal Circus is coming to the Temple Mall this weekend.
Performances will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The shows will feature acrobatic performances and death-defying stunts.
General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets, featuring ringside seats, are $25. For information and tickets visit www.doportugalcircususa.com.
An artisan market is held from daylight until noon every Saturday (weather permitting) at 411 E. Central Ave. in Belton.
The market features vendors selling hand-crafted and homegrown items, including pickles, jelly, kitchen accessories, soaps, candles, home décor and more.
The Old Friends Band will perform at a country and western dance at 6:30 p.m. today at Sammons Community Center, 2220 W. Ave D in Temple. Admission is $5 per person at the door.
Branded Heart will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday and Kris Gordon will perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday at Bo’s Barn Dancehall, 4984 W. FM 93 in Temple. There is a $10 cover charge each evening.
Lilly Milford will perform at 6 p.m. today, Wayworn Traveler will perform at 6 p.m. on Friday, Mark Dennison will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Anna Larson will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St. in Salado.
DJ Desperado will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Express 35 Tejano Club, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive in Temple.
Branded Heart will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at The Hall on 2268, 12141 FM 2268 in Holland.
Republican Party of Bell County
The Republican Party of Bell County will hold a fundraising event to support GOP candidates on Friday, Jan. 19, in the Blue Heron Room at Tenroc Ranch.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m.
Addie Baird, chair of the Republican Party of Bell County, said many GOP candidates who have filed for the March 5 primary will be attending the event, and each will be allowed two minutes to discuss their campaign.
Guest speaker Steve Munisteri will anchor the event, Baird said.
Munisteri has served as chairman of the Texas Republican Party, served as an assistant to President Donald Trump, and he now serves as a senior advisor to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Salado Historical Society
The Salado Historical Society will hold a gala and auction supporting the 1908 Historic Old Church Place preservation project at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at The View at the Creek, 1401 S. Ridge Road in Salado.
The event will include hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, entertainment, and live and silent auctions.
The goal of the project is to move the historic Old Church Place at 226 N. Main St. to a site behind the Salado Civic Center and renovate it for use by the community.
For information contact Beverly Turnbo at 254-541-2125.
Galentine’s Day Purse Bingo
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas will host its annual Galentine’s Day Purse Bingo, a charity event to help raise money for children in need while having fun on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St. in Temple.
“This event is a Sunday afternoon meant to be spent with friends, filled with fun, food, and several highly competitive games of bingo with several amazing designer purses at stake,” Serina Cole, CACCT’s education and outreach director said.
The Contemporaries of the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple announced its annual fundraiser, a gala with the theme “Under the Texas Sky,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the CAC, 3011 N. Third St. in Temple.
Multiple levels and sponsorships are available. Individual tickets for the meal, auction and concert are $175 and tickets for the concert only are $100. For sponsorships or reservations, call 254-773-9926. For information visit www.cacarts.org.
All funds raised by The Contemporaries support the cultural arts landscape of Central Texas.
Events and fundraisers may be submitted by emailing [email protected]. All items are due by noon Monday.