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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 4:30 am

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Ellison High School senior Erin Buckley is hosting a dessert reception and fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her grandmother Lolly Buckley. The public is welcome to take part in the event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Clifton Park Elementary School at 2200 Trimmier Road in Killeen. The event is Buckley’s Leadership Academy senior project.

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.

Branded Heart 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. 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.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Christmas 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.

Bars, Clubs

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 Front Bar from 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Edward De Leon performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call 254-718-7479.

Book Signings

Lynn Woolley, Ben Barrack, Wesley Allen Riddle and Elizabeth Ann McKinney will sign their books at McWha Book Store from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 114 Central Ave., Belton. Call 254-939-6474.

Family Fun

Belton’s annual Christmas on the Chisholm Trail festival is from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Yettie Polk Park. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, families can enjoy “Elf” during a Movie in the Park screening at Harris Community Park. Family, Fishin’, & Fun is from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 behind City Hall, 333 Water St., Belton. Go to www.beltontexas.gov for more information.

For Children

A children’s holiday ornament workshop is from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., in Belton. Enjoy hot cider and cookies at the free event while making a Christmas dream catcher and a snowy Christmas scene.

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

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

  • Christmas Show sing-along at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Universe at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s shows

  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure at 11 a.m.
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at noon.
  • Kaluoka’hina: Enchanted Reef at 1 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 2 p.m.
  • Laser Holidays at 3 p.m.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope and Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 4 p.m.
  • Christmas Show sing-along at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Universe at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 2 p.m.
  • Laser Holidays at 3 p.m.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope and Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe 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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