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Get Wild at Killeen Parks and Recreation's Parade of Parks on Saturday.

Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, games and food from 10 a.m. to noon at Maxdale Park, 2500 Westwood Drive in Killeen.

Try family Zumba and yoga, play games and eat ice cream from 1 to 3 p.m. at Iduma Park, 4400 Foster Lane in Killeen.

A reptile show, games and kickball are planned from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lions Club Park, 1600 Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Cap off the celebration with swimming, entertainment, popcorn and the movie, "Journey 2" from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pershing Park, 1125 Bonnie Drive in Killeen.

For more information, call Killeen Parks and Recreation at (254) 501-6390 or go to

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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, mentorship 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 On-site registration is planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Boys & Girls Club's Woody Hall Unit on Trimmier Road in Killeen for a special price of $60. For adults, Casino Night will offer poker games, slot machines, craps tables and roulette wheels. The event will feature live bands and room to dance while interacting with NFL players. Tickets are $25 and include chips to play games. Doors open at 8 p.m. July 14 and the fun ends at midnight.

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Tickets are on sale for the WWE SmackDown show Aug. 14 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Tickets are available 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 at Facility fee and convenience charges may apply.

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 Backroads 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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Blues troubadour Hadden Sayers will play at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple as part of its Texas Singer-Songwriter Series at 7 p.m. July 14. A pre-show buffet will be hosted by Fat Boy's BBQ from 6 to 7 p.m. for $8. No reservations are necessary. Tickets for the concert are available at Adult admission is $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Student tickets can be purchased for $10 with a student ID.

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Tickets are on sale now for two upcoming shows at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The Tresspass American Festival Tour is July 25. The show features Five Finger Death Punch along with Battlecross, Emmure, God Forbid, Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil and Trivium. The Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestrom and New Medicine is Aug. 13. For tickets to either show, 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. For more information or an application, go to

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"Salado Legends" takes the stage July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4 at Tablerock in Salado. Dinner reservations for the catered meal are required: $8 per person. Adult show tickets are $17. Child (4-12) show tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased in Salado at Fletcher's Antiques, First State Bank and Compass Bank, online at or ITR at Fort Hood. For groups of 20 or more, call (254) 947-9205.

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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. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions, go to

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Tickets are on sale at Vive Les Arts for "Hairspray." Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sundays, July 20-21, July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Hairspray T-shirts are $15. For more information, go to or call (254) 526-9090.


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

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The next Stardust Ballroom Dance is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 14 at Strasburger Hall, Cultural Activities Center, 3011 N. Third St., Temple. The cost is $18 per person or $5 for students under 24. Attire is semi-formal. For more information, call (254) 773-8983.

Bars, Restaurants

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. Touch of Class performs from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Jul & The Chrome Wheels performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more upcoming events, go to or text GINEVENTS to 96362.

Family Fun

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present Barnum Bash July 19-22 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. July 19-20; 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. July 21; and 2:30 p.m. July 22. For tickets, call (254) 776-1660 or go to or

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

Spirit of America at 2 and 9 p.m.

Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef at 3 p.m.

Dynamic Earth at 7 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 8 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 and 9 p.m.

Dynamic Earth at 4 and 7 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 8 p.m.

Sunday shows

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

Spirit of America at 3 p.m.

Dynamic Earth at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure at 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Sea Monsters at 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Astronaut at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Spirit of America at 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

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

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— M. Clare Haefner

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