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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 4:30 am

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Killeen plans its annual Kidsville event from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. Children of all ages can enjoy free activities, including Lowe’s Build and Grow, carnival activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, prizes and entertainment. A free outdoor showing of the movie “Madagascar 3” will begin at dusk at the amphitheater. Go to killeentexas.gov.

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.

Mark Richey 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. People’s Choice is Saturday night’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.

Farmers Markets

The Green Avenue Farmers Market is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. Go to www.greenavemarket.com. To become a vendor, call 254-501-7847.

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market, 1506 Veterans Ave., VFW parking lot, Copperas Cove, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays 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.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is a Ballroom Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. 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. On Saturday, Ruben Ramos will perform live from 8 p.m. to midnight with dancing. Tickets: $15 from 7 to 8 p.m., $20 after 8. 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.

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.

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

Dave’s Sports Bar presents the Darkside of the Moon Bike Night with Six Killer at 9 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club Chapter 78. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call 254-542-3283.

Clubs, Meetings

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas” through Aug. 31. “Citizens at Last” focuses on the 27-year women’s suffrage campaign in Texas. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple. Call 254-298-5172 | www.rrhm.org.

Festivals, Events

The Central Texas State Fair is gearing up for its 26th year on Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Bell County Expo Center in Texas. The weekend includes professional bull riding by PBR Touring Pro, live music featuring Texas country artists including Aaron Watson, Kyle Park and Stoney LaRue, carnival rides and games and a livestock show. Go to centraltexasstatefair.com.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s shows

  • Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at noon.
  • In My Backyard at 1 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 p.m.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 p.m.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

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

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