• July 22, 2014

Out & About in Central Texas

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Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 4:30 am

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Killeen’s 2014 Hot Summer Nights concert series and Movies in the Park film series continues tonight at the Killeen Amphitheater, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. At 8 p.m., listen to a gospel concert by The Divine Messengers and The New Soul Invaders. Events are free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available for purchase or bring your own. No alcohol or glass containers permitted. Call 254-501-8889 or go to killeentexas.gov/parks.

The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Park, near Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside Belton. The event is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Go to www.centexastronomy.org.

Local Music

Dirty Harry’s presents live music on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. For ages 21 and older, no cover. Dirty Harry’s is at 206 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights (next to Kin Pin Tattoos). Call 254-680-6557.

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.

Last Call 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. The Debonairs are Saturday’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $10. Catch karaoke every Thursday night from 8:30 to 11:30 with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday is Bike Night. Fireside plays from 7 to 11 p.m. No cover. 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 Pioneer Farmers Market will be open in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call Virginia at 254-423-5277.

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.

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. 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 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 Ice House 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. From 7 to 10 p.m. today, a Touch of Class performs.

DJ Sauvesito performs from 9 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday at Club Fuego, 704-B. Edwards Drive, Harker Heights Plaza. Call 254-541-8329.

For Children

The fifth annual Cen-Tex Pro Football/Cheer Camp & Combine is July 11-12 at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen. Ages 8 to 18 can participate in football or cheerleading camp for free. NFL players will lead the camp. Sponsors are needed. Call Veshell Willis at 254-319-7033 or email kidsadvantage@gmail.com. For camp info, go to www.centxfbcamp14.eventbrite.com.

Fundraisers

Cen-Tex NFL presents Pro Bowl Summer Fun(draiser) from 7 to 10 p.m. July 12 at Summer Fun Water Park, 1410 Waco Road, Belton. Tickets: $20, ages 21 and older. Meet NFL players and party with a purpose. Baila Entertainment will perform. Call 254-319-7033.

Clubs, Meetings

The Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple’s exhibits “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” and “Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Railroad Towns in Wyoming” are on display until Aug. 2. Call 254-298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org.

Planetarium

The fifth annual Geekfest is Aug. 15-17 at the Mayborn Science Theater on the campus of Central Texas College. Vendors, sponsors and presenters are needed for the event, which celebrates all things gaming, fantasy, anime, technology and science fiction. Go to www.starsatnight.org/geekfest and sign up by July 18.

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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