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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 4:30 am

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The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Park, near Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside Belton. The event is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Go to www.centexastronomy.org.

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 or go to www.inncreek.com.

Kenny Orts 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. 35 South 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 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.

Arts & Theater

“Above the Surface” is on display through Feb. 27 in the upstairs art gallery at the Central Texas College Library. The exhibit showcases paintings by David and Susan Harmon.

“Caroline, or Change” on stage at Vive Les Arts at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: www.vlakilleen.org.

Take 6, a Grammy award-winning male a cappella group, performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 1 at Vive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen. Tickets $50 ($6 discount per pair when purchased with “Caroline, or Change” tickets) Tickets: vlakilleen.org.

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.

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 a benefit dance for Analisa Cruz from 7 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. DJ Samba performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call 254-718-7479.

Festivals, Events

Prepare for a Hair Battle from 3 to 6 p.m. March 9 at the E Center in Harker Heights. Participating schools: Yahweh Beauty Academy, Vista College, Temple Texas beauty College, and showcases by various salons. Call Demario Lewis at 512-501-0982

Book Signings

Bell County Museum will host a book signing at 2 p.m. March 1 for Carol O’Keefe Wilson’s new book, “In the Governor’s Shadow: The True Story of Ma and Pa Ferguson.” The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The book sells for $29.95 plus tax; museum members receive a 10 percent discount. Call 254-933-5243.

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

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

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