Looking for something to do? Here's a list of entertainment, family and social events that's sure to keep you busy.

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The annual Wreath Project, which prepares and places holiday wreaths at each grave at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, needs volunteers for wreath retrieval at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen.

Local Music

Blends Wine Bar presents Jazz Fridays with Kunturi Musica Andina from 8 to 10 p.m. Jan. 12. Blends Wine Bar is at 208 N. Penelope St., Belton.

Dirty Harry’s presents live music at 9 p.m. Wednesdays. For ages 21 and older, no cover. Dirty Harry’s is at 206 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights (next to King Pin Tattoos). Call 254-680-6557.

Chupacabra Craft Beer and Salado Lonestar Winery presents free live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 12 with Dan Patterson and from 8 p.m. to midnight Jan. 13 with Brady Hulsey. Every Thursday is Pint Night, with free pint glasses. Chupacabra is at 401 South Main St., suite 105, in Salado.

Weldon Henson performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 12 at Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple. Cover: $8. Firesdie is Jan. 13’s featured entertainer from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cover: $8. Catch karaoke from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Thursday, with a DJ until 1:30 a.m. Happy Hour is from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Go to www.bosbarndancehall.com or call 254-939-7131.

Stillhouse Wine Room has live music from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday. This week’s guest: Rashad Maybell. Cover: $5. Sunday Champagne Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $19.95 in advance; $23.95 at the door. Walk-ins seated based on availability. Purchase tickets through the Wine Tasting Workshop is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 the day of the event. Purchase tickets through the Facebook page, www.StillhouseWineRoom.com or at the Wine Room. Thursday Night Trivia is at 7:30 p.m. with a relaxed version of the game. Topics include music, movies, sports, geography, animals and more. Every 10 questions someone wins a bottle of wine. Stillhouse Wine Room is at 403 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, suite 308, Killeen. Go to Stillhouse-WineRoom.com.

Farmers Markets

All-Year Pioneer Farmers Market will be open in front of Tractor Supply Company on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, weather permitting. Call Heike at 254-458-8223 or go to www.facebook.com/pioneerfarmersmarket.

Arts & Theater

The Mayborn Museum Complex presents “Waco Creek Static/Dynamic Urban Wilderness” by Erika Huddleston. The exhibit features seven of her paintings of points of interest along the creek, as well as a collection of custom-made maps and photos from the Texas Collection. “Find a Way, Not an Excuse: Women in STEM” is showing through March 25. The exhibit presents the lives of 19 women and their contributions to the science, technology, engineering and math fields, including five from Baylor University. The exhibit focuses on pioneering innovations in STEM with the hope of inspiring a fierce desire to learn continuously and encourage curiosity to lead to discovery. Visitors can explore “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer,” the Discovery Center, natural history exhibits, and the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel historic village without an admission fee Jan. 15. The museum offers free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. The museum is at 1300 S. University Parks Drive in Waco. For information, call 254-710-1104.

The Lampasas County Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and admission is free. The museum is at 303 S. Western Ave., Lampasas. For information, call 512-556-2224.


Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple offers free dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month.

In the Mood Ballroom, 13 S. Main St., in Temple, is hosting a Country Western Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets are $7 per person, or stay for the dance lesson from 7 to 7:45 p.m. for $10 to include the dance. In the Mood Ballroom hosts lessons for groups and individuals all week. Go to inthemoodballroom.com for more information.

Bars, Clubs

Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, presents DJ King from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 12. No cover charge. Jan. 13’s performer is Marcos Daniels y Algo Suave from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover charge: $10. Call 254-771-1364 for more information.

Main Street Tejano Club, 201 S. Main St., Temple, has a DJ/live music from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Pan American Club, 575 Pan American Drive, Harker Heights, features Tejano, Norteno and Cumbia music. Call 254-690-2882.

Family Fun

The Bell County Museum is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 254-933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org.

Temple’s Railroad and Heritage Museum’s winter exhibit, “Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster 1844–2012” is on display through Jan. 19. The museum, at 315 W. Avenue B in downtown Temple, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Go to www.templerrhm.org or call 254-298-5172.

Free guided tours of the Lampasas County Courthouse are offered each Saturday. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., except for major holiday weekends. Tour attendees will see the water level mark of the 1957 Mother’s Day flood, as well as the stately second floor courtroom and clock tower works on the third floor. The courthouse is on the downtown square, 501 E. Fourth St. Take the Loop 257 exit off U.S. Highway 190. Contact Linda Moore-Lanning at 512-564-5122 or Jim Rutland at 512-556-5302, during regular business hours.

Clubs, Meetings

The Copperas Cove Bass Club meetings are held at the Lil Tex Restaurant in Copperas Cove on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 254-661-9274.

The Mystery Book Club meets every first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Harker Heights. The club is free and open to all mystery lovers. Contact Marcene at 830-357-8314 for more information.

Festivals, Events

The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2018 Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Harker Heights Activity Center, 400 Indian Trail, for the community to gather together and learn about gardening and participate in a seed share and swap. The event is free and open to the public.


Several films are now showing at the Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College. Matinee shows are $5 per person and the Saturday evening shows are $7 for adults and $6 for children younger than the age of 12. Discounts are offered to active-duty military, senior citizens and members. For show descriptions, full schedule and ticket prices, go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

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