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Texas Heritage Committee presents the Texas Jams Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The free family event includes live music and dance, food vendors, arts and crafts and more. Ten percent of proceeds go to the victims of West. Go to

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City of Copperas Cove Youth Advisory Council plans a Junior High Pool Party from 7 to 9 p.m. today for Copperas Cove ISD students. Admission is $3. On Saturday, a High School Dive-in Movie is from 7 to 11 p.m. for CCISD students only. Admission is $5. Call Mark Willingham at (254) 542-2719.

Local Music

Scooter Dubec and Sterling Country 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. The Billy Holt Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $10. 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.

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.

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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.


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. Call (254) 773-7088, email or go to

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The next Stardust Ballroom Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday with a free lesson at 6:45 p.m. at Strasburger Hall, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The cost is $18 per person or $5 for students younger than 24. Attire is semi-formal. Food provided. BYOB. The Gary Lee Band will perform. Call (254) 773-8983.

Book Signings

C. Lea Roufley will sign copies of “Princess Kieyay” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings, 1500 Lowes Blvd., Killeen.

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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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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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. Tonight at 7: Judith Miller Band. Saturday at 7 p.m.: Greg Whitfield. Mother’s Day brunch planned Sunday. Call (254) 947-3828 or go to

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today with Franklin, AKA DJ Sidewayz. BYOB. On Saturday, catch Hedley Grange at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

Festivals, Events

Celebrate National Train Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum. Events include tours of historic train cars, rides, model train displays and crafts for families and children. All activities are free. Go to

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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.

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Volksclub Killeen plans a Volkswagen Show and Swap from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Garlyn Shelton Volkswagen, 5620 General Bruce Drive, Temple. All Volkswagens welcome. Trophies for all classes, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawings, food and music.


The Friends of the Killeen Public Library plan a book fair Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Market Heights, 201 E. Central Texas Expressway. The Friends get a portion of all proceeds from sales made with its name mentioned at checkout. Other events include storytime at 11 a.m. and face painting and ballooning from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online purchases May 11-16 through with ID #11041894 also benefit the Friends. Call (254) 501-8996.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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