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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:30 am

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Ellison High School presents “Godspell” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. The Ellison auditorium is at the rear of the campus on Trimmier Road.

Halloween happenings

On Saturday and Sunday, 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. Wednesday; Harker Heights, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; Nolanville, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Harker Heights plans Halloween Hoopla at Carl Levin Park from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, for safe trick-or-treating, games and more fun for families. Admission is free. For more information, call (254) 953-5465.

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The city of Killeen plans a Halloween Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Special Events Center, 3301 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen. There will be games, candy, a haunted house, a pumpkin patch and more. For more information, call (254) 501-8889.

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The city of Belton plans a free Movie in the Park on Saturday. “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 during the movie or bring your own. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, and pets should be left at home. 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) today and Saturday. 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. Proceeds benefit the CTC Foundation scholarship program and other campus clubs’ community service projects.

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Killeen First Church of the Nazarene, with Maxdale Cowboy Church and Westside Baptist Church, present Harvest Fest 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 951 Stagecoach Road in Killeen. Admission is free, but organizers are collecting items for Food for Families and donations are appreciated. There will be food, games, prizes, trunk-or-treat, hay rides, a petting zoo and more.

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Check out the Haunted House competition between 41st Fires Brigade units from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at buildings 10001 and 10004 (at Battalion and 31st). Entry fee is $6 for both houses or $5 with a donation for the Killeen Food Care Center.

Book signing

Copperas Cove author Tracy L. Barnett will sign copies of her book, “The Spirit of Forgiveness,” at Hastings in Killeen at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Local Music

The Kenny Orts 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 Last Call Band is Saturday night’s featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is 8.

Tonight and Saturday, there’s a Halloween costume contest with cash prizes. 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.

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. For 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.

Arts & Theater

“The Mystery of Irma Vep” runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 3 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 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.

Bars, Clubs

Dave’s Sports Bar presents Diesel and Dixie starting at 9 p.m. today. Spook-Fest is Saturday with a costume contest and live music by Another Band of Gypsys at 9 p.m. Saturday. BYOB. Dave’s is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. Call (254) 542-3283.

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 on Saturday. For more information, call the museum at (254) 933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org.

Festivals, events

Along the banks of the beautiful Salado Creek and nestled under the trees of Pace Park is the 46th annual Salado Art Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children, 12 and younger.

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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) 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, a 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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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. The event includes three-course tea service and etiquette instruction to polish up the social skills before the holidays. 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.

Fundraisers

Central Texas College will hold its 17th annual “Christmas Affair” craft sale and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156). The event is free and open to the public and serves as a fundraiser for the CTC Foundation scholarship program. Numerous vendors will be on hand selling items. Guests will also have the chance to win door prizes and bid on silent auction items. Lunch will be available in the Candy Cane Café. To pre-order lunch, or for more information, call (254) 526-1662.

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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 Saturday 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 its 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. All proceeds go toward mission projects of the Guild. For more information, call (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.

In addition, the planetarium is offering a special Halloween treat, “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” on Saturdays for its younger audience. Showtimes are 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 7 p.m. during October.

Sunday shows

Nanocam at 2 p.m.

Laser Halloween at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Laser Halloween at 2 p.m. Monday.

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

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