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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 4:30 am

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The annual Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant is today and Saturday at 7 p.m. in W.W. Walton Chapel on campus. Twenty-three contestants will compete for the title, and the winner will be crowned Saturday night. General admission is $10 for both nights or $7 for one night. For tickets or more information, call (254) 295-5150.

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Michael Carubelli, Justin Bravo from the Red Dirt Ramblers and the Mistress Derringer Band are set to perform from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wild Country, 390 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, during a bone marrow registration drive.

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 $8.

The Weldon Henson 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. For more information, 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. For more information, 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. in Belton. For more information, go to www.schoepfsbbq.com.

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Daughtry and 3 Doors Down perform Nov. 23 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Tickets are on sale at all Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com.

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Aerosmith with special guest Cheap Trick perform Nov. 16 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Tickets are on sale at all Texas Box Office outlets, including select H-E-B stores, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-2386 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com.

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The Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is presenting its 30th anniversary gala, celebrating years of representing Central Texas through barbershop harmony. The annual show will be at the Wildflower Country Club in Temple Nov. 17 beginning with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7, and a performance at 8. Tickets are $30. Seating is limited. For tickets, call Kay at (254) 541-5814 or email chisholmtrailers@aol.com.

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The Bell Civic Chorale will present its fall concert with orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Manning Chapel of the Paula and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center on the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus in Belton. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (254) 295-4686.

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Catch live reggae music featuring Local Culture and Spawn Breezie Nov. 16 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. BYOB, but no glass allowed. The show is for ages 16 and older. For tickets, call (254) 368-2734 or (254) 247-6315 or go to www.ticketriver.com. Get more information at www.reverbnation.com/localculture.

Farmers Markets

The Green Avenue Farmers Market is now open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. For more information, go to www.greenavemarket.com or find the market on Facebook at 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. Saturdays. Local vendors will have a variety of vegetables, foods and crafts. The market is downtown on Water Street in front of The Gin.

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Buy local food, taste wine and enjoy live music during the farmers market from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Vineyard at Florence, 8711 W. Farm-to-Market 487 in Florence. Call (254) 793-3363.

Arts & Theater

“Talk to Your Dog,” written by and starring Marjie Rynearson and Gary Gosney of Temple, runs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.16-17 at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. Admission is $20. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions or more information, go to www.saladosilverspur.com.

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“Llevar,” a collection of works by local artist Joanne Cervantes, is on display through Dec. 14 in the upstairs art gallery at the Central Texas College library. It features drawings spanning a distance of 1,430 miles “made out of what was in front of me at the time, depicting life as it unfolded in each particular moment and place,” she said. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Dancing

Join In the Mood for dancing at 13 S. Main St., Temple. Today 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. For more information, call (254) 773-7088, email itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

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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 under 24. Attire is semiformal. The Ken Ragsdale Band will perform. For more information, call (254) 773-8983.

Bars, Restaurants, 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. A refreshment stand is open as well. For more information, contact Sandra Andrews at (254) 547-4546.

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Dave’s Sports Bar has karaoke on the patio starting at 8:30 p.m. today. On Saturday, catch live music from Red Dirt Ramblers with Guadalupe Pirates and Blue Green Haze starting at 8 p.m. BYOB. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 542-3283.

Books, Poetry, CD signings

The Hill Country Author’s Series continues at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Georgetown Public Library with best-selling suspense novelist, Jeff Abbott. Tickets are $13 in advance at Second-Hand Prose or $15 at the door. Dessert and beverages will be served. The library is at 402 W. Eighth St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Elrod at (512) 818-8036.

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 sunflwr809@hot.rr.com or (254) 698-2009 or go to www.kcag.net.

Festivals, events

The Junior League of Bell County’s annual fundraiser, Cowboys and Caviar, will be at Cathedral Oaks in Belton from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. The night of fundraising will include music by Brian Gowan, complimentary beer and wine, Hors d’oeuvres, and both a live and silent auction. The ticket price is $50 per person. To purchase tickets, go to jlbellco.org.

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Armed Forces Natural Hair & Health Expo is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Following the expo, Kim Coles performs her one-woman comedy show at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the event. There will be a food drive benefitting Killeen’s Food Care Center. Attendees who bring a minimum of five nonperishable food items will get in for $15 the day of the show. For more information, go to www.armedforcesnaturalhairandhealthexpo.com or call (254) 307-8370.

Fundraisers

The Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s 31st annual Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will have items for sale. Tickets are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Get tickets at the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, One Santa Fe Plaza; Country Treasures & Antiques, 1306 S. Farm-to-Market 116 in Copperas Cove; or at Salon S, 3803 Levy Lane in Killeen. For more information, go to www.forthoodosc.org.

Planetarium

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

Today’s shows

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe at 7 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Wildest Weather at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure at 11 a.m.

The Little Star that Could at noon.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at 1 p.m.

Astronauts at 2 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe at 7 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Wildest Weather at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Astronauts at 2 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

We Are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Monday 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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