Pillar Bluff Winery
A glass of Marlot stands in a gazebo on Aug. 10, 2012, at Pillar Bluff Winery in Lampasas.

From fall events to country concerts, there is plenty to do this weekend. Here is the fill listing in this week’s Out and About:

Best Bet

The USO is hosting a performance by country music artist Jerrod Niemann in honor of the 100th year of the U.S. Army III Corps at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Fort Hood Stadium. The concert is free and open to all U.S. military ID card holders and guests.

Festivals, Events

The eighth annual Lampasas County Wine Tour is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Participants will meet at the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce office, 205 S. U.S. Highway 281, and embark on a countywide wine tour. Tickets are $75 per person and include charter transportation and toursof five different area wineries, a picnic lunch, and goodie bag. Call 512-556-5172, or email lampasasinfo@sbcglobal.net for tickets and more information.

The fifth annual Pumpkin Patch Season at the Robinson Family Farm, 3780 White Owl Lane in Temple, will occur every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Nov. 4. Daily wristbands are $10 per person and include unlimited activities such as a corn maze, hayrides, outdoor games, a playground, live music entertainment and more.

Village Church is hosting the Great Central Texas Yard Sale from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive.

The fourth annual Pink Warrior Dash 5K Walk/Run will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Copperas Cove City Park, 1206 W. Ave. E. Tickets are $35 on-site and benefit the Pink Warrior Angels non-profit organization.

The Fort Worth Iris Society will host its annual Iris flower sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Admission is free.

Family Fun

The Killeen Public Library is hosting Story Time every Monday from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for kids eight and younger, and every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:15 to 11 a.m. for kids five and younger until Dec. 12 at the Copper Mountain Branch, 3000 S. W.S. Young Drive. The library also hosts a Crafternoon event for all ages every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Killeen Main Library, 205 E. Church Ave.

Every Sunday morning, a free group run is held at various locations. This week, runners of all ages and paces will meet between 6 and 9 a.m. at Purser Family Park, 100 Mountain Lion Road, in Harker Heights. Bottled water and coffee are provided.

Bronco Youth Center, 6602 Tank Destroyer Blvd., Fort Hood, offers a free Explore Learning and Playgroup from 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Each session is geared toward children younger than 36 months old, but is open to all age groups. The class is hosted by ACS/FAP New Parent Support Program, a group of nurses and social workers that provide parenting education and support to families with children 3 years old and younger. Participants must have a valid military ID. For more information, call 254-287-2286.

Free, guided tours of the Lampasas County Courthouse occur each Saturday. Tours start at 2 p.m., except for major holiday weekends. 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 business hours.

Planetarium

The Mayborn Science Theater at Central Texas College,and its newly renovated theater and facilities, is now open. For show descriptions, a full schedule and ticket prices go to www.starsatnight.org or call 254-526-1800.

Clubs, Meetings

Songsmith Salado chapter meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Salado Public Library, 1151 N. Main St. Membership is free and meetings consist of a discussion about the craft and business of music, friendly feedback on original songs, as well as guest speakers. Songsmith is a Texas-based nonprofit with the mission to discover, encourage and connect songwriters and musicians in Texas, especially in the Central Texas area. Su Heflin is the meeting coordinator for the Salado chapter. For more information, email songsmithsalado@gmail.com or call 254-947-3427.

Copperas Cove Bass Club meetings are at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Lil Tex Restaurant, 502 S. Main St., Copperas Cove. Call 254-661-9274.

The Bell County Writers Guild meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. First St., Belton. Call 254-231-1843.

The Mystery Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 201 E. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights. All mystery book lovers are welcome. For information, contact Marcene Saunders-Martinez at 830-357-8314.

A free car-care class will be hosted on varying days by KwikKar of Harker Heights, 408 E. Farm-to-Market 2410. The class is geared toward women and young adults and teaches participants practical information about changing a flat tire on the roadside, checking under the hood and preventive maintenance. For more information, or to RSVP for the next class, go to kwikkarofharkerheights.com.

Local Music

Blends Wine Bar hosts live jazz music by Rodney Howell from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Ages 21 and up only, $5 cover charge. Blends will also host livemusic by JC Stringz from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29. $5 cover, 21 and up only. Brunch is from noon to 2 p.m. every first and third Sunday of each month complete with a trivia competition. Brunch is $20, mimosas are $2 each, and drink specials run all day. For more information, call 254-613-4739. Blends Wine Bar is at 208 N. Penelope St., Belton.

Dirty Harry’s presents live music at 9 p.m. every Wednesday. No cover for ages 21 and older. Dirty Harry’s is at 206 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights (next to King Pin Tattoos). For more information, call 254-680-6557.

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St. in Salado, will feature live music by five different artists from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 during its Oktoberfest celebration. Food trucks, local vendors, competitions of strength and agility, and beer will be available during the course of the event.

Bo’s Barn Dance Hall and Club will host live music by Dave Jorgenson from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 28. Cover: $8. The Brian Hankins Band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 29. Cover: $8. The dance hall is at 4984 W. Farm-to-Market 93, Temple. 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 10 p.m. every Thursday, and 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. For more information, go to www.bosbarndancehall.com, or call 254-939-7131.

Chupacabra Craft Beer and Salado Lonestar Winery hosts free live music every Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. Chupacabra is at 401 S. Main St., Suite #105, Salado.

Farmers Markets

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at City Park, 1206 W. Ave. B, through October.

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

Harker Heights Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. This week, in honor of Labor Day, military members will receive 10 percent off for military appreciation. For more information and a list of vendors, go to www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/index.php/programs-a-events/farmers-market or call 254-953-5493.

Florence Market Days runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Florence City Hall, 106 S. Patterson Ave. Farm vendors, artisans, retail sales, cottage and food vendors and nonprofit organizations will be present.

Arts & Theater

The Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, will present a premier exhibition, “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” until Jan. 6. The exhibit features more than 150 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories. The exhibit is a chronological journey through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. Tickets for the exhibit are on sale at baylor.edu/mayborn. Patrons of the Waco/McLennan County and Hewitt Public Libraries system can also borrow a museum membership at no cost at any time. For more information, call 254-710-1104.

The Bell County Museum, 201 N. Main St., Belton, is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 254-933-5243 or go to www.bellcountymuseum.org for more information.

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Ave. B, Temple, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and hosts a themed family day on the first Saturday of the month. Go to www.templerrhm.org or call 254-298-5172 for more information.

RAW — Royal Street Art Walk is from 6 to 9 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month along Royal Street in Salado. Promoting visual art, the featured galleries include Bentons Custom Jewelry, FSG Fine Jewelry, Ro Shaw Clay Studio, Salado Glassworks and Sirril Art Gallery. Also participating in the art walk is Barrow Brewing Co. Call Salado Glassworks at 254-947-0339 or visit www.royalstreetartwalk.com for more information.

Dancing

The Lions Club Park Senior Center is hosting a dance for seniors 55 and older from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first, second, and third Tuesday of the month at the Killen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. Admission is free and attendees are asked to bring a food dish to share.

In the Mood Ballroom will be closed this Sept. 28 and 29, but hosts dance lessons of various styles throughout the week. The ballroom is located at 13 and 15 S. Main St., Temple. For more information on future events or classes, call 254-773-7088, email Karen.Keith@inthemoodballroom.com, or go to inthemoodballroom.com.

Bars, Clubs

Club Fuego, 704 Edwards Drive in Harker Heights, features Latin music and dancing every Thursday through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies are free before 11 p.m. Call 857-294-5604 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. every Friday and Saturday. Call 254-541-8329 or go to www.mainstreettejano.club.

Pan American Club, 575 Pan American Drive, Harker Heights, features Tejano, Norteño and Cumbia music. Call 254-690-2882 for more information.

Longhorn Saloon, 2503 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, hosts live music every Saturday and Sunday. The saloon will host Waco’s DJ Loco from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 28. No cover. Marcus Daniels Y Algo Suave will perform from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 29. $10 cover. Call 254-771-1364 for more information.

Compiled by Brittany Sodic

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