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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 4:30 am

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A free Christmas party for children is at the Moss Rose Community and Development Center in downtown Killeen on Saturday. Organized by the 13th Ghost Lifestyle Club, it starts at 4 p.m. and will include photos with Santa Claus, food, drinks, games and other entertainment for children. “It’s all free,” said organizer Corey Ingram. The party ends at 8 p.m. at the center, 1103 E. Avenue E.

Local Music

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

The Jazz & Blues Series continues Jan. 11 with Omar & the Howlers at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 | www.cacarts.org.

Smokin’ Gun 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: $10. The Debonairs is Saturday’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $10. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Go to www.bosbarndancehall.com 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 www.deadfishgrill.com.

Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

Catch Rapper’s Delight on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Waco. There will be live performances, a DJ and an open mic segment. Admission is free. To be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at 254-717-1479 or email dru@ucwrecords.com.

Farmers Markets

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.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Tejano Dance from 8 to 11. Tickets: $5 a person. Come at 7 p.m. for a dance lesson, pay $8 and stay for the dance for free. Attire is dressy casual. Dance classes are available throughout the week. Call 254-773-7088, email itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

Free line dance classes are offered at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., 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 Central Texas’ new Monday social spot 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 Icehouse Bar & Grill, 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen, offers drink and food specials throughout the week. Call 254-245-9944 or go to www.jokersicehousebarandgrill.com.

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 www.facebook.com/allbottomsup.

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 www.thegin.net or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

Don’t miss live music 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 www.therangerestaurant.com.

Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Samba from 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Suavesito performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Call 254-718-7479.

Family Fun

Family, Fishin’, & Fun is from 2 to 4 p.m. today behind City Hall, 333 Water St., Belton. Go to www.beltontexas.gov for more information.

For Children

A children’s holiday ornament workshop is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St. in Belton. Enjoy hot cider and cookies at the free event while making a Christmas dream catcher and a snowy Christmas scene.

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 sunflwr809@hot.rr.com | 254-698-2009 | www.kcag.net.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

  • Christmas Show sing-along at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Universe at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s shows

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure at 11 a.m.
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at noon.
  • Kaluoka’hina: Enchanted Reef at 1 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 2 p.m.
  • Laser Holidays at 3 p.m.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope and Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 4 p.m.
  • Christmas Show sing-along at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Universe at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 2 p.m.
  • Laser Holidays at 3 p.m.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope and Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 4 p.m.

For a show description, schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

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