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The annual Big Bell County Garage Sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center to raise funds for the Bell County Museum. A few booth spaces are now available to vendors and area nonprofits. Admission is $3 for adults. Volunteers are needed. Call 254-933-5243.

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

Mark Richey 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. Ruby Creek 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 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

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

Farmers Markets

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market, 1506 Veterans Ave., VFW parking lot, Copperas Cove, is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays and from 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.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Ballroom 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 or go to

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.

The next Stardust Ballroom Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Strasburger Hall, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The cost is $20 per person. Attire is after 5 coat and tie. Food provided. BYOB. Live music by the Burleson-Graves Band. Call 254-773-8983.

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

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

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 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

DJ Ponyboy performs from 8 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday at the China Gates Hotel, 1100 S. Fort Hood St., Killeen. Call 254-541-8329.

For Children

Truck Day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Special Events Center, 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive. Kids of all ages are invited to get an upclose look at the big and little trucks on display. Call 254-501-8990.

Clubs, Meetings

The Crossroads To Texas Quilt Guild of Killeen will hold its biennial quilt show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14-15 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Admission is $5 with children 12 and younger admitted free. Get details at or call 254-289-6382.

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 |

The Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple opens a new exhibit on western art Saturday. It’s on view through May 31. A free curator’s reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 14. Call 254-298-5172 or go to

The Reading History Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple to discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Email, call 254-298-5172 or go to

Festivals, Events

Prepare for a Hair Battle from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday 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.


The Friends of Killeen Public Library book sale is March 15 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 N. Second St. Books, CDs and more available at various prices. Members only: 8 to 9 a.m. (membership $10 available at door). Public sale: 9 to 11:45 a.m., $3 bag sale from noon to 2 p.m.

The 19th annual Denver Mills Golf Tournament to benefit the Tablerock Festival of Salado Inc. is March 17 at the Mill Creek Golf Course in Salado. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. shotgun start. To sign up or sponsor a hole, call 254-541-4830 or go to


Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College, including matinee doubleheaders at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Monday through March 14 for $4 per person, per show. For show descriptions, full schedule and ticket prices, go to or call 254-526-1800.

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

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