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Killeen’s 2014 Hot Summer Nights concert series and Movies in the Park film series continues July 11 at the Killeen Amphitheater, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. At dusk, watch “The Lego Movie.” The film is rated PG. Events are free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available for purchase or bring your own. No alcohol or glass containers permitted. Call 254-501-8889 or go to

Local Music

Dr. Gleam plays live jazz from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at The Crescent Lounge, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen. No cover, no minimum. Call 254-463-2852.

Dirty Harry’s presents live music on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. For ages 21 and older, no cover. Dirty Harry’s is at 206 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights (next to Kin Pin Tattoos). Call 254-680-6557.

Catch live jazz every Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Inn on the Creek in Salado. Call 254-947-5554 or go to

The Mark Richey Band performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple. Cover: $8. The 35 South Band is Saturday’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $8. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Go to or call 254-939-7131.

The Dead Fish Grill at 2207 Lake Road in Belton presents live music many evenings. Call 254-939-5771 or go to

Schoepf’s Bar-B-Que presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to

Farmers Markets

The Pioneer Farmers Market is open in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Virginia at 254-423-5277.

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market, 1506 Veterans Ave., VFW parking lot, Copperas Cove, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The Water Street Farmers Market in Belton is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday downtown on Water Street in front of The Gin. Local vendors will have a variety of vegetables, foods and crafts.

The Harker Heights Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway.

Salado Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the civic center.


Free line dance classes are offered at the E Center, 710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at 254-690-5540.

Bars, Clubs

Every Monday “Panic on the Patio” with DJ Blazye at Club Rumours, 1507 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. No cover plus $20 all you can drink from 6 to 10:30 p.m. then party until 2. Call 404-829-4396.

Joker’s Ice House Bar & Grill, 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen, offers drink and food specials throughout the week. Call 254-245-9944 or go to

Come out to All Bottoms Up, 1505 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight for Open Mic/Open Jam. Call 254-699-0955 or go to

Enjoy Christian karaoke the second and third Saturday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. at 103 Avenue D in Copperas Cove. All ages are welcome. Call Sandra Andrews at 254-547-4546.

Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Go to or text GINEVENTS to 96362. From 7 to 10 p.m. today, a Touch of Class performs.

Don’t miss live music at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at The Lounge Upstairs at The Range Restaurant, 101 N. Main St., Salado, with martinis and manicures on Thursday nights. Call 254-947-3828 or go to

Family Fun

Cool off Saturday at the Beat the Heat Free Family Day at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include an indoor balloon volleyball game, summer-themed crafts and a lemonade stand. Barrel train rides will be offered, depending on weather. Admission to the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple. Call 254-298-5172 or go to

For Children

The fifth annual Cen-Tex Pro Football/Cheer Camp & Combine is July 11-12 at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen. Ages 8 to 18 can participate in football or cheerleading camp for free. NFL players will lead the camp. Sponsors are needed. Call Veshell Willis at 254-319-7033 or email For camp info, go to

Clubs, Meetings

The Killeen Civic Art Guild has open studio time from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays and offers various workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Second St., Suite D 100. Contact Samra Thompson at or 254-698-2009 or go to

The Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple’s exhibits “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” and “Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Railroad Towns in Wyoming” are on display until Aug. 2. Call 254-298-5172 or go to


Cen-Tex NFL presents Pro Bowl Summer Fun(draiser) from 7 to 10 p.m. July 12 at Summer Fun Water Park, 1410 Waco Road, Belton. Tickets: $20, ages 21 and older. Meet NFL players and party with a purpose. Baila Entertainment will perform. Call 254-319-7033.


The fifth annual Geekfest is Aug. 15-17 at the Mayborn Science Theater on the campus of Central Texas College. Vendors, sponsors and presenters are needed for the event, which celebrates all things gaming, fantasy, anime, technology and science fiction. Go to and sign up by July 18.

Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College.

Matinees start at 2 p.m. today with “Cowboy Astronomers.”

At 3 p.m. is the laser light show “Spirit of America,” which offers an eclectic mix of patriotic and inspirational songs.

“Dynamic Earth” is at 4 p.m. followed by “In My Backyard” at 5 p.m.

At 6 p.m. is the laser light show party, “Laser Pop,” featuring artists such as Pink, Blink 182, the Beach Boys, N’Sync and more.

“Wildest Weather in the Solar System” is at 7 p.m.

The schedule concludes at 8 p.m. with “Spirit of America.” The audience is then invited to watch the Fort Hood fireworks display from the parking lot of the Mayborn Science Theater.

For show descriptions, full schedule and ticket prices, go to or call 254-526-1800.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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