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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.

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The Rhett Walker Band performs a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights, 400 Miller's Crossing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Local Music

The Branded Heart 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 Wild Horses Band is Saturday night's featured entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover charge is $10.

Catch karaoke every Thursday night.

For more information, go to or call (254) 939-7131.

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Tickets are on sale now for the Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestrom and New Medicine on Aug. 13 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. For ticket information, go to

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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

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Texas guitarist-turned-singer-songwriter Monte Montgomery will return to Temple to wrap up the Cultural Activities Center's Texas Singer-Songwriters Series at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. For tickets or more information, go to or call (254) 773-9926.

Farmers Markets

The Green Avenue Farmers Market is now open from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 717 N. Second St., downtown Killeen. Saturday's events include a blood drive and food drive benefitting the Killeen Food Care Center. For more information on becoming a vendor, call Ferrell Davis at (254) 291-8796 or go to

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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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Buy local food, taste wine and enjoy live music during the farmers market from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Vineyard at Florence, 8711 W. Farm-to-Market 487 in Florence. For more information, call (254) 793-3363.

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The Harker Heights Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays in Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller's Crossing.

Arts & Theater

Tickets are on sale at Vive Les Arts for "Hairspray." Shows are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students. For more information, go to or call (254) 526-9090.

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"Salado Legends" ends its run Saturday 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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"Ballot Box Bedlam! Or The Millionaire Mountebank's Mayoral Machination" marks the eighth annual summer melodrama at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees through Aug. 18. Admission for evening shows is $18 for adults; $15 for senior citizens, military personnel and students with ID; and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Matinee prices are $10. Group rates are available. For reservations, call (254) 947-3456. For directions or more play information, go to

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Don't find yourself on the "Wrong Side of the Law!" Get your tickets now for this gun-slingin' romp in the Old West with "Sleazebag" Barney and "Saddleback" Bertha, as they try to take over the town. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at the Waco Civic Theatre. For tickets, call (254) 776-1591.

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Stevie Walker-Webb's "We Ain't The Huxtables" will return to Waco for its final run Aug. 17-19 at Mission Waco's Jubilee Theatre, 1319 N. 15th St. Tickets are $8 pre-sale for adults ($10 at the door) and $6 pre-sale and $8 at the door for children.


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. 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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Catch live music and other events at The Gin, 219 S. East St. in Belton. Jul and the Chrome Wheels 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

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Dave's Sports Bar presents Bike Night Saturday with a performance by Six Killer starting at 8 p.m. BYOB. Admission is free. Dave's is at 831 E. U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove. For more information, call (254) 542-3283.

Books, Poetry, CD signings

Debbie F. Kuker will sign copies of her book, "Susie Q Where Are You?," at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at All Things Kids, 703 S. Main St., Georgetown.

Family Fun

The city of Belton offers Friday's Funfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 17 in downtown Belton. Activities include concerts at the Gin on Nolan Creek, pony rides, balloons, storytelling, face painting and tours through the Bell County Courthouse. There's also many places to eat and shops to stroll through. For more information, 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

Festivals, events

The Railroad and Heritage Museum in Temple will host a Canton bus trip Sept. 27 for $50 per person. Space is limited. For information or to reserve a spot, go to or call (254) 298-5172. The museum is at 315 W. Avenue B, Temple.


On Oct. 1 at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, around 40 golfers will tee off to play 100 holes of golf to benefit Hope Pregnancy Center. To play or for more information about the Golf for HOPE Marathon, call Erin Blankenship at (254) 501-4181.


Central Texas College will host the third annual GeekFest celebrating all things gaming, fantasy, anime, technology and science fiction Aug. 17-18 at the Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, go to and click the GeekFest icon. The deadline for vendors or sponsors is Aug. 10.

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

Today's shows

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

Dynamic Earth at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cosmic Collisions at 8 p.m.

iPop 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.

iPop 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.

iPop at 3 p.m.

Dynamic Earth at 4 p.m.

Weekday matinees

Spirit of America at 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Country Laser at 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Black Holes at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Cosmic Collisions 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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— Compiled by M. Clare Haefner

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