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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:30 am

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The Hot Summer Nights/Movies in the Park summer series continues today with a free screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” 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.

Local Music

Brandon Rhyder performs July 26 at The Rattlesnake Inn in Florence.

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Somewhere in Texas 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: $10. The Ruby Creek 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. William Clark Green and Brandon Rhyder perform Thursday. 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.

Arts & Theater

“Legally Blonde” opens tonight at Vive Les Arts Theatre, 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. Other shows: Saturday, July 26-28, 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 today, Saturday and July 25-28 at the Temple Civic Theatre, 2413 S. 13th St., Temple. Info or tickets: (254) 778-4751.

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. On Saturday, the Killeen Young Gardeners will debut their booth, and Emancipet will offer pet vaccincations. 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.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Gary Hobbs performs from 8 to 11 p.m. for $12 a person. 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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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 Tejano at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. 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. Saturday, the Mo Bluz Band is on stage starting at 8 p.m. Cover: $5. 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

The Bell County Museum has spots available for the E.A. Limmer Jr. Summer Camp next week for ages 6 to 8. The $30 camp 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.

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 in 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.

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.

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