Best Bets

The Central Texas Bellydance Association presents its fourth annual Halfa at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College. Admission: $7 at the door, free for children 10 and younger. Snacks and drinks for sale plus a silent auction.

Inspired Designs Hair Salon & Barbershop, 3901 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Ste. 201 & 206 in Killeen, plans its customer appreciation day from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Food, games and music. Call 254-680-2887.


Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” and for Tablerock’s Fright Trail will be held at Tablerock’s indoor room behind the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Actors of all ages are needed. Call 254-947-9205 | Tablerock is on Royal Street in Salado.

Local Music

Steve & Friends featuring vocalist Keely Allison will host the monthly live jazz jam session at The Crescent Lounge, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Singers and instrumentalists welcome. No cover, no minimum. Call 254-463-2852.

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

The Texas Singer-Songwriters Series continues Oct. 12 with Rodney Crowell at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 |

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 Band is Saturday night’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 or call 254-939-7131.

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

“Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” is at the Bell County Expo Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. 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 peforms at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 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 |

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 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.

Salado Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the civic center.

Arts & Theater

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Art Department present an Alumni Exhibition featuring Katy Heinlein, class of 1995, and Michael Blair, class of 2002, through Oct. 19. The artists will be on campus at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 for a gallery talk. The exhibit and talk are free and open to the public.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Today 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. Call 254-773-7088, email or go to

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.

Dave’s Sports Bar presents karaoke on the patio with DJ Sidewayz starting at 8 p.m. today. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call 254-542-3283.

Family Fun

Celebrate Texas Archaeology Month with the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum’s Archaeology Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can test their skills at creating pottery, see how arrowheads and spear points are made and piece together a puzzle. It’s free and open to the public. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B, Temple. Call 254-298-5172.

Clubs, Meetings

The Reading History Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple to discuss “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President,” by Candice Millard. Email, call 254-298-5172 or go to


The Friends of the Killeen Public Library’s fall book sale is Oct. 19 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, at North Second Street and Sprott Avenue. Members only: 8 to 9 a.m. (memberships $10). Public sale: 9 to 11:45 a.m.; $3 bag sale: noon to 2 p.m. Call 254-501-8996.

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