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

The Crescent Lounge, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen, celebrates its second anniversary with a masquerade party Saturday featuring live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres starting at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, Call 254-213-1697.

Local Music

Touch of Class plans a CD release party from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Gin at Nolan Creek in Belton. Go to

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

The Jazz & Blues Series continues Nov. 9 with Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 |

Last Call 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. Dave Jorgenson 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 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 BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to

Florida Georgia Line makes a stop at the Bell County Expo Center on Nov. 30 with opening acts Colt Ford and Dallas Smith. Tickets are on sale at the Expo Center box office, select H-E-Bs, by phone at 512-477-6060 or at Prices range from $29.75 to $39.75, plus fees.

“Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” is at the Bell County Expo Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $23 to $25, plus service fees. Military discounts available. Get tickets at the Expo Center box office, select H-E-Bs, by phone at 512-477-6060 or at

Switchfoot performs at 7 p.m. Monday at Baylor University’s Waco Hall. Student tickets are $15, presale public tickets $20 and tickets at the door are $25. Tickets are $12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 254-710-3210 |

Catch Rapper’s Delight on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Waco. To be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at 254-717-1479 or email

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. Halloween fun for children on Saturday. Go to 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.

Arts & Theater

The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department presents “Soundwaves,” an exhibit by rock ’n’ roll photographer Koury Angelo in the upstairs art gallery of the campus library through Dec. 5.

“A Call To Arms” at the Visual Arts Complex Gallery at Temple College is curated by Wynona Alexander, Central Texas College art professor, and features wearable jewelry pieces and conceptual bracelet shapes that utilize silver, gold, copper, bronze and gemstones as well as glass ceramics, mixed media and photos. It’s on view until Nov. 4.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Halloween Variety Dance from 8 to 11. Costumes encouraged. 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. Call 254-773-7088, email or go to

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

Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Go to or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

Dave’s Sports Bar presents Jenna McDaniels live on the patio starting at 9 p.m. today. Saturday is Dave’s Spookfest featuring Another Band of Gypsys on stage and a costume contest. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call 254-542-3283.

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 | 254-698-2009 |

Festivals, Events

On Wednesdays through Nov. 20, Danny’s Transmissions, 110 B S. Fort Hood St., Killeen, is offering a free class to ladies from 10 a.m. to noon. “Learn to Know Your Vehicle” will offer a free road test and participants will learn how to check all fluid levels and watch for early warning signs of trouble. Call 254-634-1056.

The VFW Post 9191 and Willis Productions are planning a Community Veteran’s Appreciation Day 2013: To Our Vets, From Our Vets at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the VFW post, 3307 Zephyr Road, Killeen. The event will feature local high school JROTC drill team, dance/drill teams and local veterans performing. Call 254-319-7033.


The Harker Heights Ladies of Charity will have a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at St. Paul’s Parish Center on Stillhouse Road. Harker Heights. There will be a variety of items for sale, including handmade crafts, baked goods, books and jewelry. All proceeds help those in need. Call Jane Barr at 254-690-8255.

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

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