May Market Day
Dozens of vendors expected for Downtown market in City Hall parking lot.
May Market Day, presented by the Temple Small Business Coalition, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the City Hall parking lot. More than 50 vendors are expected to participate this month. Kim’s Seasonal Sweets was a popular stop at the April market. David Stone photo
Last year’s 2nd Street Car Show filled every spot on the block, and Tour Temple organizers are hoping for more entries this year for the June 18 event. To register your car or truck, visit https://tourtemple.com/downtown-temple-classic-car-show/. Amanda Arrington | Blurred Lines photography
🎶 It happened on a strip where the road is wide — two cool sharks standing side by side. My fuel-injected Stingray and a 413, we’re revvin’ up our engines and it sounds real mean … 🎶
2nd Street Car Show registration is open
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Gotta love The Beach Boys. And classic cars.
Hot rods, muscle machines, trucks and vintage rides — they’ll all be on display at the annual 2nd Street Car Show presented by Tour Temple.
This year’s show will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, and run to about 2 p.m.
“Second Street will be closed off from Avenue A to Central,” said Samantha Shepherd, marketing director for Corky’s/Tour Temple. “Last year we had zero spots left — every spot on the street was taken.”
“This year’s Car Show will be a lot of fun, and we will have a lot going on,” she said. “Cars, food trucks, street performers, music — it’s going to be a good time.”
Judging for Best in Show begins at 11 a.m. and various awards will be presented at 2 p.m.
Last year’s show featured El Caminos, Jeeps, vintage cars and pickups, a Porsche, Mustangs, Camaros and many more.
“Our first show was so much fun,” Shepherd said. “We would love to see everyone back this year.”
For additional information or to ask questions, contact Shepherd at email@example.com.
To register, visit https://tourtemple.com/downtown-temple-classic-car-show/.
Wendy Fettig, Temple College's dual credit and Texas Bioscience Institute student success navigator, works with TBI student Ariana Helt. Helt, a Temple High senior, graduates Saturday with her Associate in Science degree. Steve Lemmons | Temple College photo
TBI grad credits ‘navigator’ with helping her to commencement stage
By ERIC ECKERT, Special to Our Town Temple
Each work day, Wendy Fettig hands out a heavy dose of high-fives, fist bumps and hugs to her students.
Fettig serves as the student success navigator for Temple College’s Texas Bioscience Institute and dual-credit high school students. Her job is to provide “wraparound support” to these students and their families as they work through their rigorous programs of study.
She said a “normal” day is rarely spent in her office. She said she’s up and down the hallways, talking with students, checking on their classes and asking about their lives outside of school.
“I love helping people,” Fettig said. “There have been mornings when I feel horrible, but what gets me going is knowing that there are students who need me.”
One of those students is Ariana Helt.
On Saturday, Helt — a graduating senior at Temple High School – will graduate Temple College with her Associate of Science degree. She has said publicly that her successful completion of the program is due, in large part, to Fettig’s support.
Earlier this semester, Helt paid tribute to Fettig by nominating her to be honored during the Temple Education Foundation’s Academic Recognition Ceremony.
“You’ve shown me that there are still genuine people in this world. Thank you for never letting me give up on myself,” Helt wrote in a letter to Fettig.
Fettig held back tears when she talked about the letter and the recognition she received for her work with Helt.
“It’s a huge accomplishment to make it into the TBI program,” Fettig said. “I let Ariana know, ‘You can do this.’ Now, here she is, ready to walk, and she’s in the top 20 percent of her class.”
That’s the job of a student success navigator – helping students throughout Temple College’s service area reach the goals they’ve set for themselves.
“Every day is rewarding,” Fettig said. “I’m where I’m supposed to be.”
Eric Eckert is Temple College’s executive director of communications
SATURDAY | MAY 14
Snow White Ballet at CAC
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, what ballet is fun for one and all?
The Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa’s Dance Connection invites you to experience a spring ballet production of The Snow White Ballet today and Sunday at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple.
Local Ballet Conservatory dancers ages 5 through adult — including our Dancers With Possibilities (dancers with special needs) — will bring to life the traditional tale of Snow White, the Seven Dwarves, and the Prince as they outwit the Evil Queen in her plans to take over the kingdom, said Marci Beeksma, director of Classic Ballet Conservatory.
Shows will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Tickets are $15 per person and are available now online at cacarts.org.
today’s best bets
Steel Magnolias at Temple Civic Theatre. Visit templecivictheatre.com for tickets and show times. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on their underlying strength and love.
Martian Folk Invasion @ FoxDog. 7 p.m. Martian Folk will be performing. FoxDog will be open from noon to 10 pm with live music taking place from 7-10 p.m. Pizza Pieros will be onsite with food from noon until they are sold out.
May Market Day in Downtown Temple. Presented by Temple Small Business Coalition. Flowers are in bloom and the weather is warming up! 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Billy Holt Band live at Bo’s Barn. 9 p.m.
Park Cleanup at Jackson Park sponsored by Temple Rotary Club. 9 am to 12 pm.
Name that Tune Bingo: 80s Edition at Fire Base Brewing. $2 per card. 7:30 p.m.
Roger Creager with Creed Fisher at Schoepf’s. Gates open at 6, music at 7.
Hot Wings of Death food challenge at The Beltonian Theatre. Noon. $25 entry fee. Register in advancat TheBeltonianTheatre.com…First place is unlimited movies for a full year.
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