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Prepare to engage all your senses Monday through March 2 at the fifth annual “Take 190 West — Killeen Salutes the Arts” festival at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Events are free. Find the schedule and more information at

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals plan the 2013 Rock the Foundation Casino Night from 8 to 11:30 p.m. today at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Texas A&M University-Central Texas scholarship fund. Admission is free, but chips must be purchased to play casino games, such as poker, black jack and roulette. For more information, call Jenna at (254) 526-9551 or go to

Local Music

The Last Call 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 People’s Choice 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. For more information, go to or call (254) 939-7131.

Tickets are on sale for the Three Days Grace and Shinedown concert with guest P.O.D. on March 19 and the The Miracle Tour featuring Third Day on April 7 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Get tickets at the expo center box office, select H-E-Bs, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at Fees may apply.

Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Eric Clapton March 17, Bon Jovi April 10 and Rush April 23. Tickets are available at all 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 Fees may apply.

Arts & Theater

“Vivarium” highlights the ceramic works of Susan Kennedy and is on display through March 1 in the upper art gallery of the Central Texas College library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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.


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. Dances classes are available throughout the week. For more information, call (254) 773-7088, email or go to

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. For more information, call Brenda Smith at (254) 690-5540.

Bars, Clubs

Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, Rust Bucketz and the Red Dirt Ramblers perform at 8:30 p.m. BYOB. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 542-3283.

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. For more information, contact Samra Thompson at or (254) 698-2009 or go to

Festivals, Events

“Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” is on display through March 9 at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton. Admission and activities are free. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (254) 933-5243.


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

Have upcoming events to include in What’s Happening? Email them to Items run as space is available.

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

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