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The Jeffrey Arnold Foundation of Gatesville opens its third season of Festival Concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, 2600 E. Main St. The week-long summer series will open with a concert of music for the oboe, performed by two Coryell County natives, Cody Mendoza and Cory Snoddy. The artists will be accompanied at the piano by Jeffrey Arnold. All concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will be received at each performance benefiting the foundation’s scholarship and tuition assistance programs. A reception will be held in the church parlor following each performance. Go to

Local Music

Curtis Grimes performs July 12 at Whiskey Creek, 171 Farm-to-Market 3219, Harker Heights.

Last Call 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 Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country 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 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

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Schoepf’s BBQ presents live music some nights. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave., Belton. Go to

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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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.


Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Tonight is the Ballroom 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 or go to

Family Fun

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. Call (254) 933-5243.

Mother Neff State Park in Moody plans a Red, White and Blue Hike at 2 p.m. today 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 9-12. 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: (254) 933-5243 or email

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.

The fourth annual Cen-Tex Pro Football Camp & Combine features training exercises, football drills, mentorship 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:

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.

Big O’s Bar and Dancehall, 8420 Airport Road, Temple, presents DJ Deleon 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. Cover: $10, presale $8. Call (254) 718-7479.

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