Events in central Texas this weekend include a Sami show at the Bell County Expo Center, a boat show in Belton, a virtual telethon benefiting the Azalea Marshall Cultural Activities Center in Temple, and the Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail.

A virtual evening in the South Pacific

The contemporaries of the Azalea Marshall Cultural Activities Center will host a telethon live on YouTube on Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The virtual event on the subject of the South Pacific offers a changing cast of hosts, 10 entertainers and a live auction from 8 p.m.

To take part in the auction, viewers send their bids to a specific phone number associated with the item.

Contemporaries have a variety of items up for auction, including home repairs, a meet and greet at the CAC’s Texas Music Series, and even a week-long stay in Orlando, Florida.

The proceeds from the Telethon will benefit the CAC and arts programs.

Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail

The Texas Stagecoach Wine Trail, an event highlighting wineries in central Texas, takes place at a variety of locations Friday through Sunday.

Those who take the Wine Route have the chance to ride routes that have been operated by western stagecoaches for more than 60 years, sampling some of the region’s best wines along the way.

Ticket holders receive three free wine tastings at each participating winery.

COVID-19 security measures will be followed during this event.

A Sami show, with vendors selling homemade crafts and more, is held at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121 in Belton, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $ 6 each. Entry is free for children up to 12 years of age.

Users are asked to wear masks and other coronavirus security measures will be put in place at this event. More information is available at

Bingham Marine, 4505 FM 439 in Belton, will host a boat show on Saturday from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

The event will include freebies and a food truck will also be on site.

Participants are asked to wear masks and maintain social distance.

Book bargains at the temple library

Bags of books are available now from the Temple Public Library for $ 5 each. Choices include fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, children’s books, and more.

Call 254 298-5556 to arrange your selection and roadside collection.

The library is located at 100 W. Adams Ave. in Temple.

The City of Temple is hosting a Menudo-themed Cooking Class on Saturday from 9 am to 11 am at the Gober Party House, 1516 W. Ave. H in Temple.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn to cook this traditional Mexican soup.

The class is open to residents aged 16 and over. The cost is $ 19 per person and advance booking is required. For more information, call 254-298-5690 or send an email to

Bell County Expo Center boat show postponed

The annual Central Texas Boat and Outdoor Show, originally scheduled for January 22-24 at the Bell County Expo Center, has been postponed. No new date was set by the event planners.

Submission Guidelines: Events and fundraisers can be submitted free of charge by email to, or by mail or personal mail to 10 S. Third St., Temple, TX 76501. All items are due by noon on Monday .