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The Central Texas Boat Show is Jan. 10-12 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Show hours: noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12. Displays, seminars, a fishing tournament and more for all ages. Tickets: $7 for adults. Info: www.centraltexasboatshow.com.

Comedian Jeff Ross brings the “Roasting America” tour to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center at 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Tickets: $27.50 in advance, $32.50 at the door. Purchase at www.outhousetickets.com.

Local Music

Known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the Singing Cadets performs at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Riverbend Centre, 4214 N. Capital Of Texas Highway, Austin. Tickets: https://tamusingingcadetsconcert.eventbrite.com/ or call Georgiana Frisby at 512-656-4801.

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.

The Jazz & Blues Series continues Jan. 11 with Omar & the Howlers at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 or go to www.cacarts.org.

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. Pat Waters 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.

Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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 dru@ucwrecords.com.

Farmers Markets

The Pioneer Farmers Market will be open in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Expressway in Killeen from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Call Virginia: 254-423-5277.

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.

Dancing

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 itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

Free line dance classes are offered at the E Center, 1710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at 254-690-5540.

Fundraisers

The sixth annual KNCT Wine Classic is Jan. 18 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Hosted by public radio/television station KNCT, the fundraiser event features a Wine 101 class at 5 p.m., and wine sampling, food and a silent auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $70 or $60 for wine tasting only. For ages 21 and older. Info: 877-533-5628 or www.knct.org.

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.

Dave’s Sports Bar presents the Jon Auston Band on Saturday night. 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 sunflwr809@hot.rr.com | 254-698-2009 | www.kcag.net.

The Reading History Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple to discuss “Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties” by Marion Meade. Email rrhm@templetx.gov, call 254-298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org/book-club/.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at chaefner@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7551.

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