Dec. 5 - Holly Days at 6 p.m. at Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway. Activities include The Very Merry Light Parade (begins at 6:30), lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa's arrival, the Santa Scurry 5K Run/Walk (begins at 7:30), a two-lane tubing snow hill, arts and crafts, stage entertainment, bounce houses and concessions. Cost is one non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Community Storehouse. For more information, call 817-743-4050.
Ongoing-Nov. 26 –Veterans and Their Art. Texas veterans and current military personnel will have their artwork on display at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Artists include Barry Anderson, Bill Barner, ARt Guerra, Mal Heindel, Mick Horton, Richard "Tex" Irvin, Angel L. Ramos, Patricia A. Stubbs, Dean Thompson and Mary Weiss. Admission is free. For more information, contact 817-743-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing -Yard waste drop off, 8 a.m. to noon, first and third Saturdays of each month, drop off site is 1792 Ottinger Rd. Free to those who show proof of residency (e.g. driver’s license or water bill). For information, call 817-743-4000.
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Dec. 6 - Tree lighting from 6-8 p.m. at the Haslet Fire Department, 1701 Highway 156 S. The sights and sounds of Christmas will be provided by The Encore School of Dance and The Wilson Middle School Band. Followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and free hot chocolate.
Dec. 6 - Jingle and Jolly’s Christmas Show. A magic-filled program stars Jingle the Elf and Jolly the Snowman. Learn what Jingle does in Santa’s workshop. Show is at 1 p.m. at the Haslet Community Center, 105 Main Street.
Dec. 11 - Carter Care Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m. Haslet Public Library at 100 Gammill St. For informaton call 817-439-4278.
Dec. 6 -Tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. Austin Street Plaza, 221 N. Oak Street.
Ongoing -Inklings, relaxed writing group for ages 18 and up. All writers are welcome, published or unpublished. Meets each Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Roanoke Public Library, 308 S. Walnut. Free. For information call 817-491-2691 or email email@example.com.
Ongoing -Senior Crafts Day every Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roanoke Senior Center, 312 S. Walnut St. For information call 817-491-6060.
Dec. 2 -Westlake Community Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m., Westlake Academy Campus-Town Green & New Multi-Purpose Building, 2600 J.T. Ottinger Rd. Join Santa and his gang to kick off the holiday season with the tree lighting. Nationally known group Vocal Trash will be featured, along with games, a cupcake walk, hot beverages from the Marriott Solana hotel and cookies to decorate from Viandas Food. For more information go to www.westlake-tx.org.