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The Harker Heights High School Choir will perform The Knight Club at 7 p.m. Feb. 9-10 in the Harker Heights High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Students will be performing a high-energy show of classic rock, rhythm and blues, and country hits from the ’50s to the early 2000s. Tickets range from $10 to $30. For more information, go to www.hhhschoirs.com or email hhhsknightclub@yahoo.com.


The Killeen Branch NAACP will host its “My Black is Beautiful” event in honor of Black History Month from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Fellowship Hall of Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 4201 Zephyr Road, Killeen.

The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the ninth annual Valentine’s Family Dance from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Parents or guardians must be present for the duration of the event.

Local Music

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St., in Salado, presents free live music with Smokin’ Maxx from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10.

Blend’s Wine Bar, 208 N. Penelope St., in Belton, presents music from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 with Bree & The Fellas. Cover is $5.

Dead Fish Grill, 2207 Lake Road in Belton, will present free live music with Ben Jammin from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, Tim Allen’s Bluestime from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10, Horrace Willis from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 11, and Tribal Connection Texas from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13.

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 with Dan Patterson from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 and from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 10 with T-bone Stearns. Every Thursday is Pint Night, with free pint glasses. Chupacabra is at 401 S. Main St., Suite 105 in Salado.

Craig Howell with Somewhere in Texas performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 10 at Bo’s Barn Dancehall at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93 in Temple. Cover: $10. Last Call is Feb. 10’s featured entertainers 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.

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 the “Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art” exhibit through March 25. The exhibit uses contemporary representational art as a vehicle to pique visitors’ curiosity about the state’s water resources, while creating meaningful opportunities to learn about how Texas rivers directly impact residents’ daily lives, industrial activity, the economy, recreation and wellness, and agriculture. “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. 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 having a Variety Dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 with music by Karen. Cost is $7 per person, or come early for the dance lesson starting at 7 p.m. and pay $10 for both. In the Mood also hosts lessons for groups and individuals throughout the week. Go to inthemoodballroom.com for more information.

Bars, Clubs

Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, presents DJ Desperado from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 9. No cover charge. Feb. 10’s performers are Leo y Temptacion from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover charge. 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.

Sean’s Pub, 1827 Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights, is hosting an Open Mic Night every Tuesday. Performances will be from 7 p.m. to midnight, with each performance being a 15-minute set. All genres of performance are welcome. Pre-registration for performers is required and can be completed on Sean’s Pub’s Facebook page.

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 exhibit, “Russell Lee Photographs” is on display now through March 10. 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 Tuesdays 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.


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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