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Posted: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:30 am

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The Vineyard at Florence plans its Fall Stone Carving and Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Watch stone carvers in action, listen to live music and taste up to 30 wines. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission to festival is free, but wine tasting tickets are $18. Art vendors offer items for sale. Get tickets and info: www.TheVineyardAtFlorence.com.

The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Park, near Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside Belton. The event is free and open to the public. Go to www.centexastronomy.org.

The third Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health Expo is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Free gift bags to first 100 attendees, live demonstrations, local food drive, product swap, concert with John Michael and Noel Gourdin and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 254-307-8370.

Local Music

Kenny Orts 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. Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country 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.

Florida Georgia Line makes a stop at the Bell County Expo Center on Nov. 30 with opening acts Colt Ford and Dallas Smith. Get tickets at the Expo Center box office, select H-E-Bs, by phone at 512-477-6060 or at texasboxoffice.com. Prices range from $29.75 to $39.75, plus fees.

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. 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.

Arts & Theater

The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department presents “Soundwaves,” an exhibit by rock ’n’ roll photographer Koury Angelo in the upstairs art gallery of the campus library through Dec. 5.

The Temple College art department will host the 34th annual Central Texas Art Competition and Exhibition through Dec. 2. Call 254-298-8573 | www.templejc.edu.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Anniversary Dance from 8 to 11. No cover. Attire is dressy casual. Call 254-773-7088 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.

Bars, Clubs

Every Monday “Panic on the Patio” with DJ Blazye at Central Texas’ 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. 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.

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 at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Ponyboy performs from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call 254-718-7479.

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

  • Mystery of the Christmas Star 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.
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at noon.
  • In My Backyard at 1 p.m.
  • Laser Holidays at 2 p.m.
  • Astronaut at 3 p.m.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope and Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 4 p.m.
  • Mystery of the Christmas Star at 7 p.m.
  • Super Volcanoes at 8 p.m.
  • Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Sunday’s shows

  • Laser Holidays at 2 p.m.
  • Astronaut 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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