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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 4:30 am

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The Hot Summer Nights/Movies in the Park summer series wraps up today with a free screening of “Wreck It Ralph” (rated PG) at dusk 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 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

Brandon Rhyder performs tonight at The Rattlesnake Inn in Florence.

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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: $8. Pat Waters and the Chainlink Band 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.

Arts & Theater

“Legally Blonde” is on stage tonight at Vive Les Arts Theatre, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. Other shows: Saturday, Sunday, Aug. 2-4. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Information: (254) 526-9090 or vlakilleen.org.

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“Annie Get Your Gun” is on stage through Sunday at the Temple Civic Theatre, 2413 S. 13th St., Temple. Info or tickets: (254) 778-4751.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. George Rivas performs from 8 to 11 p.m. for $10 a person. 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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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.

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Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Ponyboy at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. There’s a private dance planned Saturday. Samba and Lady B perform from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. No cover. Call (254) 718-7479.

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Dave’s Sports Bar plans karaoke with DJ Sidewayz starting at 8 p.m. today. 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.

For Children

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

Clubs, Meetings

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents “Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas” through Aug. 31. “Citizens at Last” focuses on the 27-year women’s suffrage campaign in Texas. The museum also plans a Reading History Book Club that is free and open to the public. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. August’s selection is “Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists” by Jean H. Baker. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B, Temple. Go to www.rrhm.org or call (254) 298-5172.

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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.

Fundraisers

The Cruisin’ for West car show will to benefit the city’s recovery from the fertilizer plant explosion. All car enthusiasts are invited to attend and/or participate. Prizes will be awarded for vehicles in more than 30 categories. The show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 with judging at noon at the intersection of Tokio Road and South Reagan Street on the WestFest property. Admission is free. Vehicle entry fees by donation. Concessions available. Call Sam Blount, (254) 716-7526.

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 Pangaea at 8 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.

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

In My Backyard at 1 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 2 p.m.

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

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 4 p.m.

Earthquake at 7 p.m.

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea at 8 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

We Are Astronomers at 2 p.m.

Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity 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.

Start making plans for Geek Fest, Aug. 16-18 at the planetarium. Go to: www.starsatnight.org/geekfest for details.

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