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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 4:30 am

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  • Central Texas College and LULAC 4535 will host the second annual Calaveritas Festival to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) today at the courtyard between the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156) and the Student Center (Bldg. 106) starting at 4 p.m. The festival activities include song and dance performances, music, costume contest, vendors and an all souls’ procession at 4:45 p.m.
  • The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party at 6 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Park, near Stillhouse Hollow Lake outside Belton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.centexastronomy.org.

Local Music

  • The Mark Richey 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. Cooper Wade and Unclaimed Freight 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.
  • You’re invited to a night of family fun and entertainment at Rapper’s Delight on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church in Waco. There will be live performances, a DJ and an open mic segment. Admission is free. For more information or to be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at (254) 717-1479 or email dru@ucwrecords.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maybach Music Group will bring Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Wale to perform a headline set with special guest Machine Gun Kelly on Nov. 11 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. DJ Scream will serve as the host DJ. 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.
  • 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 on Nov. 17 beginning with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7, and a performance at 8. Tickets are $30, and seating is limited. For tickets, call Kay at (254) 541-5814 or email chisholmtrailers@aol.com.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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. For more information, call (254) 793-3363.

Arts & Theater

  • “The Mystery of Irma Vep” runs at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens, military personnel and students with ID; $10 for children age 12 and younger. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456 or go to www.saladosilverspur.com.


  • 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. For more information, call (254) 773-7088, email itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.


  • The Friends of the Killeen city library system will hold a used book sale at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, with an early-bird sale from 8 to 9 a.m. for members or the public with $5 admission. A brown bag sale starts at noon; fill a bag for $3. Have items to donate? Bring them by either library branch by Nov. 9. For more information, call (254) 501-8990.

Family Fun

  • The 51st annual Salado Scottish Games and Gathering of the Clans will be on the Salado Youth Association grounds Nov. 9-11. Performances will begin at 10 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. For event schedules and prices, go to www.saladoscottishgames.org.

Festivals, events

  • The JLBC’s annual fundraiser, Cowboys and Caviar, will be at Cathedral Oaks in Belton from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 10. 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.
  • 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.armedforces naturalhairandhealthexpo.com or call (254) 307-8370.
  • Winning In Social Excellence will host the Merry Manners Etiquette Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center. Open to all ages, the cost is $27 per person or two for $50. For more information, email Manners2You@hot.rr.com or call Joyce Hodson at (254) 319-8910.


  • The Harker Heights Ladies of Charity will have a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Parish Center on Stillhouse Road in Harker Heights. Call Jane Barr at (254) 690-8255.
  • The Fort Hood Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s 31st annual Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. 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.
  • The Grace Guild of Grace Lutheran Church, 1007 Bacon Ranch Road in Killeen, will host their Classy Crafts Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (254) 634-5858.


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.

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System 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.

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

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System 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

Dynamic Earth 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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