JAZZ CONCERT ON TUESDAY AT TC

Temple College Faculty Jazz, a group of Temple College Department of Music faculty, will present a combined concert with the Temple College Jazz Combos at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in The Jackson-Graeter Backstage Theater. 

UPDATE: Local cities plan holiday fun

Holiday festivities set for Temple, Troy, Belton, Morgan’s Point Resort and Salado. Parades, holiday movies, tree-lightings and a whole lot more are set for the first two weeks in December.

How do you watch TV?

Maybe it’s time The Buggles released a new hit single; after all it’s been 41 years since Video Killed the Radio Star celebrated the launch of MTV. Perhaps the new song could be titled Streaming Services Killed the Cable-TV Star. The demise of cable has been coming for years, but today’s numbers are staggering nonetheless.

CHISHOLM TRAIL CHRISTMAS BALL

This year’s Chisholm Trail Christmas Ball, an annual gala benefiting the Bell County Youth Fair scholarship fund, will feature music by the legendary McBride & The Ride. The Christmas Ball will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Bell County Expo Center beginning at 6 p.m.

ANNUAL BAZAAR IS DEC. 3 AT HOLY TRINITY

Looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones? Holy Trinity Catholic High School will host its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3.  Doors will open at 10 a.m. and more than 40 vendors will be selling a variety of wares, crafts and gifts. There also will be entertainment, food and door prizes.

FOOD TRUCK FRENZY

That Thanksgiving meal will be a distant memory by Dec. 10, and Central Texans will be flocking Downtown Temple for a taste of Food Truck Frenzy, a quarterly mobile-food extravaganza held in conjunction with the monthly market day. One of the many popular food trucks will be Lone Star Burgers, a Moffat-based business that has been cooking cow sandwiches for 7-and-a-half years.

FAMILY HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

While Christmas traditions such as exchanging gifts, putting up a tree, watching holiday movies and singing carols are practiced across the US and in many other countries, many Temple area residents have personal family traditions that have been enjoyed for years — in some cases decades. And, most of these local traditions involve food.

BLUE SANTA TOY DRIVE IS DEC. 2

A downtown street party will help provide hundreds of toys, books and stuffed animals to Temple kids in need. Sammy G’s fifth annual toy drive will be Friday, Dec. 2, on South 1st Street in front of Fire Base Brewing Company, and donations will go toward the Temple Police Department’s Blue Santa Project. 

HOLIDAY MARKET & FOOD TRUCK FRENZY

Burgers, bread, jewelry, artwork, pet supplies and tallow-based skin products — with more than 100 vendors confirmed, the Temple’s Holiday Market & Food Truck Frenzy likely has something for everyone on your shopping list. Presented by the Temple Small Business Coalition, Holiday Market will be 2-8 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the City Hall parking lot.

KRIS KRINGLE ART CARAVAN

Those who have an art-lover on their holiday shopping list are in luck — a Temple studio is having a Dec. 3 event just for you. The Kris Kringle Artist Caravan, a collection of affordable art by local artists and gifts priced as low as $5, will be at Susan Sterle’s Downtown gallery. Sterle Fine Art Studio is located at 8 N 9th Street in Temple and the event will start at 9 a.m.