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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 4:30 am

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The city of Belton and the Belton Biscuits plan an ultimate frisbee contest during the Belton Heritage Huck Tournament Saturday at Heritage Park, 100 Park Ave., Belton. The tournament will be “hat-style” where organizers form teams by randomly drawing participant names from a hat, although skill, gender, age, and fitness level will be considerations. Participants must be at least 15. The fee is $10 per player. Preregistration is encouraged. Go to www.beltontexas.gov/parksandrec or call (254) 933-5861.

Local Music

The 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 charge is $8.

The Texas Remedy 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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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. On April 18, Texas Country-rocker Bleu Edmondson performs with opening act Grady Spencer at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 to 20 and free for adults 21 and older and children 12 and younger. Schoepf’s is at 702 E. Central Ave. in Belton. Go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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Tickets are on sale for the The Miracle Tour featuring Third Day on April 7 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Tickets: Expo center box office, select H-E-Bs, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

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Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Bon Jovi on April 10, Rush on April 23 and Rodriguez on May 4. Tickets: Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or 1-800-982-2386 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

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Singer songwriters Joey & Rory will perform at 7 p.m. April 11 at The Vineyard at Florence. Tickets: $25 for adults and $10 for students with ID. All proceeds go to the Florence Music Department. Get tickets and more information at www.TheVineyardAtFlorence.com.

Farmers Markets

The Green Avenue Farmers Market is starting its season with “Sprout into Spring” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. Growers will sell sprouts and seedlings. Children can take part in an Easter egg hunt. Go to www.greenavemarket.com or Facebook: Killeen Farmer’s Market.

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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.

Arts & Theater

The Temple College Visual Arts Department presents a photography exhibit called “Two Views…Margaret and Mike Williamson” in the gallery at the corner of Fifth Street and Avenue U. The exhibit is on display through April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Natyalaya School of Dance presents “Seonee,” a dance-drama based on Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The show raises funds for the Hindu Temple of Central Texas.

Dancing

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. 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

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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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. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado. Call (254) 947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

Family Fun

Experience the struggles of African-Americans as they make their way through history aboard the railroad. A special exhibit is open through March 31 at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B. Call (254) 298-5172 or go to www.rrhm.org.

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Historical interpreter Curtis Carter will set up a tepee and discuss Plains Indian lifestyles from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton. Admission is free. Call (254) 933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org.

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 Art and Activity 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

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. presents its third annual ’70s Disco Inferno fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. March 30 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen. Proceeds benefit the Theta Delta Sigma Chapter’s scholarship program for local high school seniors. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Call Barry Farmer at (904) 571-6823.

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On April 27, the Harker Heights Ladies of Charity is hosting a Spring Luncheon and Style Show to benefit local food pantries. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Chong Hasang Parish Center, 2412 Stillhouse Road, Harker Heights. There will be fashions by Dillard’s of Killeen, lunch, a silent auction and door prizes. The tickets are $20. Call Rowena at (254) 291-6194.

Planetarium

The following films are now showing at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College:

Today’s shows

  • Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe 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.
  • Two Small Pieces of Glass at 2 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.
  • Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 7 p.m.
  • Dinosaur Passage to Pangea at 8 p.m.
  • Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

  • Two Small Pieces of Glass at 2 p.m.
  • Nanocam: A Trip into Biodiversity at 3 p.m.
  • We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.

For show descriptions, schedules and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call (254) 526-1800.

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