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Posted: Friday, June 21, 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 Hunger Games” at dusk at the Killeen Amphitheater, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The movie is rated PG-13. 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

Smokin’ Gun 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: $10. Dave Jorgenson 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. Cody Canada and the Departed play Thursday. 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

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor presents DILLARD3, an exhibition featuring the artwork of Doug, Don and Gene Dillard, through Wednesday 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 Country Western 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 itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

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Dance Works Plus plans a dance recital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 802 S. Second St., Killeen.

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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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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 Waco’s 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. No cover. Call (254) 718-7479.

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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.

Family Fun

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum’s free Backyard Bash Family Day is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the museum’s backyard (the Santa Fe Garden and Fred Springer Park). Activities include arts and crafts projects, old-fashioned games, a lemonade stand, giveaways and free rides on the handcars and barrel train. Call (254) 298-5172.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Fourth of July PRCA Rodeo at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Go to RodeoBelton.com for details.

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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, but a brochure is available for $2. Call (254) 933-5243.

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Mother Neff State Park in Moody plans a Red, White and Blue Hike at 2 p.m. July 5 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 troy.gray@co.bell.tx.us.

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Killeen Parks and Recreation’s Lego Mania for ages 5 to 7 is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2. Lego Logo for ages 5 to 8 is 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.

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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: www.hometownpros.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 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.

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The MOMS Club of Killeen serves at-home moms in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and the communities of Fort Hood. The club offers support to members by hosting events during daylight hours on weekdays. The club will celebrate its founding with a chapter launch at 10 a.m. June 28 at the Lions Club Park on Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Book Signings

Wesley Allen Riddle of Belton will sign copies of “The Nexus of Faith and Freedom” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at McWha Book Store, 114 Central Ave., Belton, and from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29 at Hastings, 1500 Lowes Blvd., Killeen.

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.

Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 11 a.m.

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

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda at 1 p.m.

Search for Life: Are We Alone? 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 Pangaea at 8 p.m.

Natural Selection at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Search for Life: Are We Alone? at 2 p.m.

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

We Are Astronomers at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea at 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Molecularium: Riding Snowflakes at 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Supervolcanoes at 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

The Little Star That Could at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Tales of Maya Skies at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

For a show description, upcoming schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call (254) 526-1800.

 

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