• July 26, 2014

Out & About in Central Texas

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 4:30 am

Best Bets

Watch “HOP” at dusk Saturday (about 7:30 p.m.) at Confederate Park in Belton. The free event is sponsored by the city. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments may be brought into the park or purchased from a vendor. Children will receive a small Easter bag of candy, while supplies last.

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.

Dave Jorgenson 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. Billy Holt Band is Saturday’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $8. Steve Hamende and The Slackers perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesday. No cover. 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.

Mercy Me with special guests Jamie Grace and Citizen Way perform at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121, Belton. Tickets or info: 512-477-6060 or www.bellcountyexpo.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.

Arts & Theater

An exhibit featuring the paintings and drawings of Bruce Cunningham is on display through May 1 in the Central Texas College library’s upstairs gallery. Meet the artist during a free public reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Also through May 1, the Student Art Show is on display in the Fine Arts building (building 112) on the CTC campus.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Country Western 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 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 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. Gene Snow and Paula Reid perform tonight at 7. Call 254-947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

DJ Ponyboy performs from 9 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday at Club Fuego, 704-B. Edwards Drive, Harker Heights Plaza. Call 254-541-8329.

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.

The Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple’s exhibit on western art is on view through May 31. Call 254-298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org.

Fundraisers

Que 4 Kids, a charity that raises funds for child abuse prevention in Central Texas, plans a barbecue competition April 24-26 at Sandy’s Lone Star Events, 14600 Farm-to-Market 439, Nolanville. Funds raised go to Aware Central Texas. Call 254-449-2022 or go to www.que4kids.org.

Planetarium

Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College. For show descriptions, full schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

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