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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 4:30 am

Local Music

The 35 South 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 $10.

The Dave Jorgenson 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 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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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.

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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 on Nov. 17 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.

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor presents Brooke Beasley, mezzo-soprano, in recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Manning Chapel of the Paul and Jane Meyer Christian Studies Center on the UMHB campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

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. For more information on becoming a vendor, call Ferrell Davis at (254) 291-8796.

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

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The Harker Heights Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing.

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Walker Honey Farm is hosting a Farmers Market: Fall Festival” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy live music while visiting the largest pumpkin patch in the Temple/Cameron area. There also will be local food and arts and crafts vendors, face painting, candy apples, crafts, an observation hive, raffles and discounts, with wine-tastings for adults. The market is at 8060 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Rogers.

Arts & Theater

The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department will present its fall production, “God of Carnage,” Oct. 25-27 in the school auditorium (Bldg. 112). The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the CTC Joe Russo Scholarship Fund.

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“The Mystery of Irma Vep” runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 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.

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

Restaurants, Clubs

Joker’s Icehouse Bar & Grill offers drink and food specials throughout the week. For more information, call (254) 245-9944 or go to www.jokersicehousebarandgrill.com. Joker’s Icehouse is at 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

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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. Singers, songwriters, musicians, comedians and poets are welcome. For more information, call (254) 699-0955 or go to www.facebook.com/allbottomsup.

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

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Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. For upcoming events, 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. For more information, call (254) 947-3828 or go to www.therangerestaurant.com.

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Club Six, 539 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, presents DJ Tejano Lou from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. today. Cover is $2. DJ Tejano Slamin Nick performs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Cover is $3. For more information, call (254) 541-8329.

Family Fun

October is Texas Archaeology Month at the Bell County Museum in Belton, 201 N. Main St. Bring youngsters to the museum for an opportunity to conduct mock excavations every Saturday in October. A guided tour of the Gault Site will be conducted on Saturday. For more information, call the museum at (254) 933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org.

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On Oct. 27-28, Salado’s Tablerock Walking Trail will be transformed into a Fright Trail. From dusk (6:30 p.m.) until the approach of the witching hour (10 p.m.), goblins will extract a $3 fee from children and a $5 fee from big children for a walk on the spectral side of Tablerock. For more information, call (254) 947-9205, email tablerock1@aol.com or go to www.tablerock.org.

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Trick-or-treating hours: Killeen, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31; Harker Heights, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31; Nolanville, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31.

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The city of Belton plans a free Movie in the Park on Oct. 27. “Scooby Do” will begin around dusk in Harris Community Park, 312 N. Alexander. Come early to enjoy activities and giveaways, starting at 6 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Small children may wear costumes, but please no masks. Refreshments will be for sale or bring your own. Alcoholic beverages and pets are prohibited. For more information, go to www.beltontexas.gov/parkandrec.

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Central Texas College will host its annual Haunted House and Fall Carnival in the campus Student Center (Bldg. 106) Oct. 26-27. The haunted house will be open to the public both days from 6 to 11 p.m. and feature activities for the entire family including games, costume contests and food. A tour of the haunted house costs $5 per person and the cost of the carnival games starts at 50 cents. Food costs will vary. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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

Central Texas College and LULAC 4535 will host the second annual Calaveritas Festival to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Nov. 2 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 to honor the deceased, which begins at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to www.lulac4535.org or call (800) KILLEEN.

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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 non-perishable 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.

Fundraisers

The Harker Heights Ladies of Charity will have a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and from 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 4 at St. Paul’s Parish Center on Stillhouse Road in Harker Heights. There will be a variety of items for sale, including handmade crafts, baked goods, books, jewelry, fabric, Christmas and religious gifts, along with a Big Holiday Raffle. All proceeds help those in need in local communities. For more information, call Jane Barr at (254) 690-8255.

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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. 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.

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The Ronald McDonald House of Temple is hosting a Casino Night from 6 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 at the Bell County Expo Center. The Leon River Band will provide entertainment, Country Chic will cater the event, the Knights of Columbus from the area will oversee the games, and there will be a photo booth and other items for guests to enjoy. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple and sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Susan Bolton at (254) 770-0910 or email susan@rmhc-temple.com.

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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. Nov. 3. There will be free door prizes and many craft vendors selling their wares. Also available will be a $5 soup and sandwich lunch, a Christmas cookie sale, candies, baked goods and a “New to You” table. For more information, call the church at (254) 634-5858.

Planetarium

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

Today’s shows

Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Laser Halloween at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Spookly the Square Pumpkin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at noon.

The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at 1 p.m.

Nanocam at 2 p.m.

Laser Halloween at 3 and 9 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m.

We Are Astronomers at 8 p.m.

Sunday shows

Nanocam at 2 p.m.

Laser Halloween at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket 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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