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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 4:30 am

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The Hot Summer Nights/Movies in the Park summer series continues today with a free concert by Vocal Trash, a family-friendly stomp style stage show, at 8 p.m. at the Killeen Amphitheater, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. 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.

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The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College will host a special July 4 Family Fun Fest starting at 4 p.m. Thursday. Featured activities include karaoke, trivia contests, Xbox gaming, refreshments, full-dome and laser light shows. Tickets: $8 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Discounts for Planetarium members, active-duty military, students and seniors. Go to www.starsatnight.org.

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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

Mark Richey 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: $8. Cooper Wade and Unclaimed Freight 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.

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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. 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.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Golden Oldies 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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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 Sauvesito at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. Thoze Boyz perform from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. Cover: $10, presale $8. Call (254) 718-7479.

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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.

Book Signings

Wesley Allen Riddle of Belton will sign copies of “The Nexus of Faith and Freedom” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1500 Lowes Blvd., Killeen.

Family Fun

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.

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The Bell County Museum plans a walking tour of Belton’s downtown National Historic District at 6 p.m. July 11. Meet on the north side of the Courthouse square. The tour is free, but a brochure is available for $2. Call (254) 933-5243.

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Mother Neff State Park in Moody plans a Red, White and Blue Hike at 2 p.m. July 5 at the prairie trailhead. Call: (254) 853-2389.

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 to 12. The second camp is July 23-26 for ages 6 to 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: (254) 933-5243 or email troy.gray@co.bell.tx.us.

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Killeen Parks and Recreation plans Lego Mania for ages 5 to 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 and Lego Logo for ages 5 to 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2. Cost: $95 per class. To sign up: (254) 501-6390 or (254) 501-8889.

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The fourth annual Cen-Tex Pro Football Camp & Combine features training exercises, football drills, mentor-ship talks and competitions for each age group. For ages 8 to 18, sessions are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 12 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13 at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen. Cost: $75. Space is limited. Other events include a Junior Cheer Camp for $50. Register: www.hometownpros.org.

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