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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 4:30 am

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The Hot Summer Nights/Movies in the Park summer series continues with a free screening of “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” at dusk at the Killeen Amphitheater, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The movie is rated PG. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions available or bring your own. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are permitted. Call (254) 501-6390 or go to www.killeentexas.gov/parks.

Local Music

Kenny Orts Band 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 charge is $10. Somewhere with Dave & Dawn is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $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.

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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.

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Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Texas artist Kyle Park performs June 20. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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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 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 or Facebook: Killeen Farmer’s Market. To become a vendor, call (254) 501-7847.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Arts & Theater

Georgetown’s Historic Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” weekends through June 16. Tickets: $24 for adults, $22 for seniors, $14 for students and military with ID or $10 for children, age 9 and younger. Go to www.georgetownpalace.com or call (512) 869-7469 or (512) 869-5081.

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor presents DILLARD3, an exhibition featuring the artwork of Doug, Don and Gene Dillard, through June 26 in the gallery of the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts on the UMHB campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Variety Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. for $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.

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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.

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The next Stardust Ballroom Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday with a free lesson at 6:45 p.m. at Strasburger Hall, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The cost is $18 per person or $5 for students younger than 24. Attire is semi-formal. Food provided. BYOB. Bobby Dean & Timeless Country will perform. Call (254) 773-8983.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Pny Boy at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. Dj Samba and Lady B perform from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover.

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today with DJ Sidewayz. At 8 p.m. Saturday, The Red Dirt Ramblers take the stage. BYOB. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

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The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays include a poker tournament. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado. Call (254) 947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

Family Fun

Swimming pools in Killeen open for the summer season today. The Family Aquatics Center at Lions Club Park, 1800 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for youth and seniors, free for age 3 and younger. Long Branch Pool, 1101 Branch Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Pershing Park Pool, 1125 Bonnie Drive, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission at both pools: $3 for adults, $2 for youth and seniors, free for age 3 and younger. Season passes are available, as are private rentals. Call (254) 501-8889 or go to www.killeentexas.gov/swim.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Go to RodeoBelton.com for details.

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 or (254) 698-2009 or go to www.kcag.net.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

Earthquake at 7 p.m.

Dinosaur Passage to Pangea at 8 p.m.

Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at noon.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 1 p.m.

Search for Life: Are We Alone? at 2 p.m.

Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.

Earthquake at 7 p.m.

Dinosaur Passage to Pangea at 8 p.m.

Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Search for Life: Are We Alone? at 2 p.m.

Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.

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

For children

The Bell County Museum has spots available for summer camps. The first E.A. Limmer Jr. Summer Camp is July 9-12 for ages 9-12. The second camp is July 23-26 for ages 6-8. The $30 camps will feature games, craft activities, snacks and lots of creative learning opportunities. Topics to be covered include the Chisholm Trail, pioneers, geocaching and exhibits in museums. Space is limited to 30. To sign up, call (254) 933-5243 or email troy.gray@co.bell.tx.us.

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