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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 4:30 am

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The Vineyard at Florence plans a Bridal Show from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 8711 W. Farm-to-Market 487, Florence. Call 512-924-7447 | www.thevineyardatflorence.com.

Don’t miss Just Us Girls, the seventh annual women’s retreat from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Killeen Community Center. It’s free, and doors open at 11:30 a.m. Call 254-200-1100.

Local Music

The Texas Singer-Songwriters Series kicks off Aug. 17 with The Gourds at Salado at the Inn on the Creek.

The Smokin’ Gun Band 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 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 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.

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 www.greenavemarket.com or Facebook: Killeen Farmer’s Market. 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.

The Harker Heights Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Variety Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. for $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 Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., 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 $18 per person or $5 for students younger than 24. Attire is dressy casual with tropical flair, but no shorts, no tank tops, no T-shirts, no bare feet. Food provided. BYOB. The Charles Nemec Band will perform. 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 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.

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 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 DJ Samba and Lady B at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Samba and Lady B performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Cover: $5. Call 254-718-7479.

Dave’s Sports Bar plans Military Appreciation Night today with free music by the Back Creek Band with $5 bottomless Red Solo cups. On Saturday, catch Kirk Baxley live. Cover: $5. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call 254-542-3283.

The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays include a poker tournament. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado. Call 254-947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

Clubs, Meetings

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas” through Aug. 31. “Citizens at Last” focuses on the 27-year women’s suffrage campaign in Texas. The museum also plans a Reading History Book Club that is free and open to the public. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. August’s selection is “Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists” by Jean H. Baker. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple. Go to www.rrhm.org or call 254-298-5172.

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 or 254-698-2009 or go to www.kcag.net.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s shows

  • Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at noon.
  • In My Backyard at 1 p.m.
  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 p.m.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.
  • Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

  • Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 2 p.m.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

Start making plans for Geek Fest, Aug. 16-18 at the planetarium. Central Texas College is looking for vendors and sponsors. Go to: www.starsatnight.org/geekfest for details.

For a show description, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

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