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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 4:30 am

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Harker Heights Parks and Recreation will host Camp Heights 2013 Spring Break Day Camp on March 11-15. Children ages 5 to 11 will enjoy a week full of fun activities with this year’s theme, the Great Outdoors. Reserve a space by 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing. The registration fee is $65 for nonresidents and $60 for residents. Call (254) 953-5465.

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Belton plans a nine-hole Disc Golf Challenge in Heritage Park on Saturday. The two-person scramble will kick off with registration at 8 a.m., followed by play at 9 a.m. Teams may be pre-determined by players, or individuals can join another player at the event. The fee to play is $5 per player. Call (254) 933-5861 or go to www.beltontexas.gov/parksandrec.

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The Central Texas Astronomical Society plans its next Bell County Star Party at 6:30 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 Dave Jorgenson 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 Billy Holt 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. 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. 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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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. To be on the program, call Dru Bar-jona at (254) 717-1479 or email dru@ucwrecords.com.

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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. Tickets: Expo center box office, select H-E-Bs, Fort Hood ITR, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

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Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin: Eric Clapton on March 17, Bon Jovi on April 10, Rush on April 23 and Rodriguez on May 4. Tickets: 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 www.texasboxoffice.com. Fees may apply.

Farmers Markets

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.

Arts & Theater

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. It’s on display through April 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Dancing

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. Dances classes are available throughout the week. Call (254) 773-7088, email itmood@vvm.com or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

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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. Call Brenda Smith at (254) 690-5540.

Bars, 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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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 Suavesito from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. today. No cover. Call (254) 541-8329.

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The Legend Club in Salado presents live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Mondays include a poker tournament, happy hour all night, and blues on the big screen. Thursday is singer-songwriter night. The club is at 11333 1670 Lane in Salado at exit 286. For more information, call (254) 947-2582 or go to www.saladolegendclub.com.

Planetarium

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 www.starsatnight.org or call (254) 526-1800.

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

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 is free. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (254) 933-5243.

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