Local Music

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 Oct. 19 with Jeff Lofton’s 1950s Miles Davis Tribute at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 254-773-9926 | www.cacarts.org.

Smokin’ Gun 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 Cooper Wade 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.

Florida Georgia Line makes a stop at the Bell County Expo Center on Nov. 30 with opening acts Colt Ford and Dallas Smith. Tickets are on sale starting Oct. 18 at the Expo Center box office, select H-E-Bs, by phone at 512-477-6060 or at texasboxoffice.com.

“Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” is at the Bell County Expo Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets are $23 to $25, plus service fees. Military discounts available. Get tickets at the Expo Center box office, select H-E-Bs, by phone at 512-477-6060 or at texasboxoffice.com.

Switchfoot peforms at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Baylor University’s Waco Hall. Student tickets are $15, presale public tickets $20 and tickets at the door are $25. Tickets are $12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 254-710-3210 | www.baylor.edu/studentactivities/ticketoffice/

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 will host a free meet-the-artist reception for rock ’n’ roll photographer Koury Angelo from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday in the upstairs art gallery of the campus library. Angelo’s exhibit, “Soundwaves,” is on display through Dec. 5.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Art Department present an Alumni Exhibition featuring Katy Heinlein, class of 1995, and Michael Blair, class of 2002, through Oct. 19. The artists will be on campus at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 for a gallery talk. The exhibit and talk are free and open to the public.

“A Call To Arms” at the Visual Arts Complex Gallery at Temple College is curated by Wynona Alexander, Central Texas College art professor, and features wearable jewelry pieces and conceptual bracelet shapes that utilize silver, gold, copper, bronze and gemstones as well as glass ceramics, mixed media and photographs. The exhibit is on view until Nov. 4.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is a 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.

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 20 per person or $5 for students younger than 24. Attire is after 5 coat and tie. Food provided. BYOB. Polka lesson and live music. Call 254-773-8983.

Bars, Clubs

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.

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.

Festivals, Events

On Wednesdays through Nov. 20, Danny’s Transmissions, 110 B S. Fort Hood St., Killeen, is offering a free class to ladies from 10 a.m. to noon. “Learn to Know Your Vehicle” will offer a free road test. Participants will learn how to check all fluid levels and watch for early warning signs of trouble. Call 254-634-1056.

The VFW Post 9191 and Willis Productions are planning a Community Veteran’s Appreciation Day 2013: To Our Vets, From Our Vets at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the VFW post, 3307 Zephyr Road, Killeen. The event will feature a local high school JROTC drill team, dance/drill teams and local veterans performing.  


The Friends of the Killeen Public Library’s fall book sale is Oct. 19 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, at North Second Street and Sprott Avenue. Members only: 8 to 9 a.m. (memberships $10 at the door or at the library before the sale). Public sale: 9 to 11:45 a.m. Bag sale: noon to 2 p.m. Call 254-501-8996.

The Harker Heights Ladies of Charity will have a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at St. Paul’s Parish Center on Stillhouse Road. Harker Heights. There will be a variety of items for sale, including handmade crafts, baked goods, books, jewelry, fabric, Christmas and religious gifts and a raffle. All proceeds help those in need in the community. Call Jane Barr at 254-690-8255.


The following films are showing at the Mayborn Science 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.
  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at noon.
  • In My Backyard at 1 p.m.
  • Nanocam at 2 p.m.
  • Astronaut at 3 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

  • Nanocam at 2 p.m.
  • Astronaut at 3 p.m.
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

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

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

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