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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 4:30 am

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Don’t miss the Bridal Extravaganza from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Connect with vendors and find packages to fit all price ranges. Preregister for the free event now at kdhnews.com/bridal. For more information, email bridal@kdhnews.com.

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The Bell County Museum partnered with Grand Avenue Theater to present the movie “Lincoln” for a Lincoln — a $5 bill — at 6:05 and 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the theater, 2809 Oakmark Drive, in Belton. All proceeds will go to the museum. For more information about the event, call the museum at (254) 933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org.

Auditions

Auditions for the 2013 season of the outdoor musical drama, “Salado Legends,” will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 9-10 at Tablerock Amphitheater’s indoor stage, 409 Royal St. in Salado. Legends requires singers, actors of all ages, dancers and stage/tech crew. For audition information, call (254) 947-9205.

Local Music

The Smokin’ Gun 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 Ruby Creek 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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Tickets are on sale for the Three Days Grace and Shinedown concert with guest P.O.D. March 19 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Get tickets at the 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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At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Central Texas Orchestral Society presents Spanish Brass in Temple at the Cultural Activities Center. Explore the sounds at www.spanishbrass.com. A reception begins at 3 p.m. in Strasburger Hall. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door. Call (254) 773-9926 for more information or buy tickets online at www.boxofficetickets.com.

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 Harker Heights High School Choir presents The Knight Club Feb. 8-9. Students will perform musical hits with a live band and professional light show at 7 p.m. in the HHHS Auditorium. All seating is reserved. Tickets range from $10 to $25. For information, contact Cheryl Loughran at (254) 291-9487 or knightclub2013@yahoo.com.

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and the UMHB Department of Art present Cross/Purpose through Feb. 10 in the Art Gallery at the Baugh Center for the Visual Art, on the corner of Ninth and Shine streets in Belton. The free exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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From 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7, invited Central Texas poets and writers of prose will grace Tablerock’s inside stage to read their works. An open microphone at 8:15 p.m. encourages new poets and writers to read two minutes of their works. Guest poet will be Thom Woodruff. Admission is free and refreshments will be for sale. Tablerock Amphitheater is on Royal Street in Salado. Call (254) 947-9205 for more information or go to www.tablerock.org.

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The first art exhibit of the spring semester opens Monday at Central Texas College. “Vivarium” highlights the ceramic works of Susan Kennedy and is on display through March 1 in the upper art gallery of the campus library. Meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the library art gallery. The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

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. Dance classes are available throughout the week. For more information, 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. For more information, 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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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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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.

Family Fun

The Central Texas ALL-STARZZ AAU basketball team will take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a fundraising game at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Copperas Cove High School Gym 2. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors older than 60. Tickets at the door are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Children age 4 and younger are admitted free. Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.starzzbasketball.com.

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.

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The Central Texas Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society continues its series of presentations “Exploring Railroads: Past and Present” at 2 p.m. Saturday on the third floor of the Temple Public Library. Mark Cole will present a program on Santa Fe Railroad’s engineer training program. For more information, call Jeremy (254) 773-4759.

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.

Astronaut at 8 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

Zula Patrol: Down to Earth at 11 a.m.

The Little Star that Could at noon.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion at 1 p.m.

Kalouka’hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 3 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 4 p.m.

Coral: Rekindling Venus at 6 p.m. (a Sundance Film Festival New Frontier selection).

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

Astronaut at 8 p.m.

Tales of the Maya Skies at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Kalouka’hina: The Enchanted Reef 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.

Festivals, Events

“Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” is on display through March 9 at the Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton. On Feb. 9, attend a “birthday bash” with Lincoln-related activities and a giant cake. Admission and activities are free. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (254) 933-5243.

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