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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:30 am

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The Bell County Museum plans walking tours of Belton’s downtown National Historic District at 6 p.m. Thursday with a discussion of D-Day by Arnold Cook. Meet on the south side of the courthouse square. Another tour is planned July 11. Tours are free, but a brochure is available for $2. Call (254) 933-5243.

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The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party at 8:30 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.

Local Music

The Weldon Henson 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 $8. The Wild Horses Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $10. 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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Tickets are on sale for the Texas Music Summer Kickoff featuring Rob Baird, Josh Grider, William Clark Green, Matt Kimbrow Band, and Midnight River Choir at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Tickets are $10 at the box office, Fort Hood ITR, Texas Box Office outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at bellcountyexpo.com.

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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. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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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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Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Sauvesito at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover.

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today with DJ Sidewayz. 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.

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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.

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.

Family Fun

The city of Belton plans a free showing of “Rise of the Guardians” tonight at dusk at Harris Community Park, 312 N. Alexander St. Start with activities at 8 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments for sale or bring your own. No alcohol or pets allowed. Go to www.beltontexas.gov/parksandrec.

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

Zula Patrol: Down to Earth at 11 a.m.

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

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 1 p.m.

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe 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

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe 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.

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