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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:30 am

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Area water parks open this weekend for family fun.

The Family Aquatics Center at Lions Club Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Admission: $5 for ages 4 to 16 and ages 55 and older, $7 for adults. Season passes available. Regular hours start June 1.

Long Branch Park and Pershing Park pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Admission: $2 for ages 4 to 16 and ages 55 and older, $3 for adults.

Call (254) 501-6537 or go to www.killeentexas.gov.

Lions Junction Family Water Park in Temple opens at 11 a.m. Saturday. Go to lionsjunction.com.

Auditions

Vive Les Arts plans auditions for “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at 3401 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen. To sign up, call (254) 526-9090 or email vla@vlakilleen.org.

Local Music

Somewhere in Texas 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 $10. Bracken Hale Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $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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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. June 1 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 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing.

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Walker Honey Farm’s Memorial Day Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, 8060 E. U.S. Highway 190, Rogers. Live music, food, wine tastings, wine ice cream, vendors with eggs, vegetables, milk, cheese, herbs, plants, seeds, flowers, crafts, jams, homemade soaps, chicken jerky, raffles, military discount and more. Go to www.walkerhoneyfarm.com.

Arts & Theater

Georgetown’s Historic Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” 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. Call (254) 773-7088 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 for all you can drink from 6 to 10:30 p.m. then party until 2. Call (404) 829-4396.

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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. 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 Tejano DJ Sammy G. at 9 tonight until 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover. DJ Samba and Lady B from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. 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.

Book Signings

Sandy Fulkerson will sign copies of “Bread Crumbs on Purpose” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Grace Christian Center, 1401 E. Elms Road, Killeen.

Boots Brizendine will sign copies of “Grandma Thoughts” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1500 Lowes Blvd., Killeen.

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.

Festivals, Events

The Men of Unity and the city of Killeen will be hosting a jazz concert, “Musical Night of Hope,” at 7 p.m. May 31 (doors at 6:30) at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center’s Performing Arts Auditorium, 801 N. Second St. The event is free and open to the public; however, a ticket is required. Get one at the Arts & Activities center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (254) 501-6519.

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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