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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:30 am

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The 13th annual Bloomin’ Fest is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the downtown courtyard square in Lampasas. There will be arts and crafts, plant vendors, food, children’s activities and entertainment on the bandstand all day. Call 512-556-5172 or go to www.lampasaschamber.org.

King-Witherspoon Entertainment Group presents national comedy act Sommore Live featuring Tony Rock with host Michael Shawn at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. For tickets, go to www.sommoreinkilleen.com or call 214-865-9553.

Auditions

Open auditions for “Big Brother 16” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Food Court area of Temple Mall, 3111 S. 31st St., in Temple. Auditions are open to U.S. citizens who are 21 years or older and are willing to be available for up to 90 days for filming. Go to www.kwtx.com/casting.

Local Music

Steve Pettit and Dr. Gleam perform live jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Crescent Lounge, 2100 E. Elms Road, Killeen. 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 | 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. Billy Holt Band is Saturday’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $8. Hedley Grange performs from 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesday. No cover. 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 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

An exhibit featuring the paintings and drawings of Bruce Cunningham is on display through May 1 in the Central Texas College library’s upstairs gallery. Meet the artist during a free public reception from 5 to 6 p.m. April 17.

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, 710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call Brenda Smith at 254-690-5540.

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.

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.

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 Thursdays. Call 254-947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

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 Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple’s exhibit on western art is on view through May 31. A free curator’s reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Call 254-298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org.

Planetarium

Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College. For show descriptions, full schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

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