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The free Hot Summer Nights concert series and Movies in the Park film series continues today with a screening of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" (rated PG-13) at 8 p.m. at the Killeen amphitheater at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The rest of the summer schedule includes:

June 29: Vocal Trash, family-friendly stomp style stage show

July 6: "Puss in Boots" rated PG

July 13: Pride and Joy, electric blues concert

July 20: "The Help" rated PG-13

July 27: Grupo Soncache, Salsa concert

Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available for purchase or you may bring your own, but no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are permitted. For more information call Killeen Parks and Recreation at (254) 501-6390 or go to

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American hard rock band, Brand New Machine, takes center stage at Fort Hood today as it joins a lineup of artists for the BOSS Single Soldier's Festival.

"It is a huge honor knowing that BOSS is allowing us the opportunity to entertain our Soldiers there at Fort Hood", said lead singer Brantly. "The amount of sacrifices and hard work that these men and women are doing is overwhelming."

The day's entertainment also includes Lady T, Smackola, Downsiid and Lil' Flip.

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Hometown Pros plans another children's football camp in Killeen July 13-14, with appearances by Dominique Zeigler, Frank Okam, Juaquin Iglesias, Roy Miller, Tommie Harris, Quan Cosby and more NFL players. The camp features training exercises, football drills, mentor-ship talks, and competitions such as the "Fastest Man" for each age group. Children ages 8 to 18 can participate, but space is limited. Registration is $75. To register, go to


Want to be the next "American Idol"? Fox 44 in Waco is hosting preliminary auditions June 30 at In the Mood Ballroom in Temple. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and is limited to 100 people. For more information, call Fox 44 at (254) 338-1058 or go to to download an application and the rules.

Local Music

The Somewhere in Texas 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 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.

For more information, go to 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

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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

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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. 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

Arts & Theater

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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Tablerock Theater Camp, an eight-day session July 15-22, is available to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and college freshmen. The camp will enroll no more than 11 boys and 11 girls. The cost is $650 per camper with a $300 deposit due June 25. Small scholarships are available. For more information or an application, go to

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"The Seven Year Itch" is on stage at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. through July 14, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens, military personnel and students with ID; and $10 for children age 12 and younger. (Parental discretion advised.) Group rates are available. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions or more information, go to


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. Attire is dressy casual. For more information, call (254) 773-7088, email or go to

Bars, 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 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

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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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Cafe Wannabe's, 220 E. Avenue D in downtown Killeen, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu features smoothies, coffees and healthy eats. Get more information at

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Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Out of the Blue performs from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Touch of Class performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more upcoming events, go to 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

Books, Poetry, CD signings

Debbie F. Kuker, a resident of Lampasas, will sign copies of her book, "Susie Q Where Are You?" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Coffee Beanery in the Killeen Mall, 2100 S. W.S. Young Drive.

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 or (254) 698-2009 or go to


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

Today's shows

Sea Monsters at 7 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 8 p.m.

Pink Floyd: Through the Prism at 9 p.m.

Saturday shows

The Little Star that Could at 11 a.m.

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather at noon.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda at 1 p.m.

Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.

Spirit of America at 3 p.m.

Sea Monsters at 4 and 7 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 8 p.m.

Pink Floyd: Through the Prism at 9 p.m.

Sunday shows

Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef at 2 p.m.

Spirit of America at 3 p.m.

Sea Monsters at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Zula Patrol: Down to Earth at 2 p.m. today

IBEX at 3 p.m. today

Stars at 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

Wildest Weather at 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

We Are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Wildest Weather at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Space Laser at 4 p.m. Tuesday

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

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- Compiled by M. Clare Haefner

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