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The vintage B-17 aircraft Texas Raiders is just one of 11 air-worthy Flying Fortress WWII bombers left in the world today, and only nine remain flying in the U.S. It will fly at the Central Texas Air Show on Saturday and Sunday at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, 7720 Airport Road in Temple.

Texas Raiders will offer free walk-through tours to military personnel and their families, as well as rides for tax-deductible donations.

Ticket prices for the entire weekend range from $5 to $50, with children age 6 and younger admitted free.

For more information, including the full weekend schedule, go to

Local Music

The Mark Richey 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 Josh Rekeita 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. 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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Graduating seniors of the Art Department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will celebrate their academic achievements with exhibitions at the Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library on the UMHB campus through Tuesday.

The exhibit is available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (254) 295-4678.

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The annual Central Texas College Student Art Show in the Fine Arts Building (Bldg. 112) highlights work from the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semester studio classes. The exhibit will be available for public display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (254) 526-1572.

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"Same Time, Next Year" by Bernard Slade, opens the 2012 "Season of Sizzling Excitement" at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St., with shows at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens, military personnel and students with ID. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions or more information, 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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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 Hedley Grange 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

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

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ADN Beautillion Society of Central Texas will host its fourth Annual Beau Review at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. This year's theme is "Hollywood." The ADN Beautillion Society is seeking sponsors. For more information, email

Festivals, events

The 14th annual Crawfish Boil Fish Fry and silent auction is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Special Events Center. The event will feature crawfish, catfish and chicken. The Armed Services YMCA will run a Healthy Kids Day and a bounce house. Live music will be provided by Jerry Haisler and the Melody 5. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Children age 12 and younger are $5. For tickets, call Jose Segarra at (254) 290-0548.


Taekwondo students from Hamm's Martial Arts Institute in Killeen will be holding a Break-A-Thon at the Killeen Mall from 5 to 7 p.m. May 12. Students will break 1,000 boards to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Spectators making a donation will have the opportunity to break a board.


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

Today's shows

When Venus Transits the Sun at 7 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System 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.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket at 1 p.m.

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

Country Laser at 3 p.m.

When Venus Transits the Sun at 4 and 7 p.m.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System at 8 p.m.

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

Sunday shows

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

Country Laser at 3 p.m.

When Venus Transits the Sun at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Search for Life in the Universe at 2 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

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

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