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Events from 09/16/2014 to 09/23/2014

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14th Annual West Texas Book Festival

  • Abilene Public Library & Abilene Civic Center
  • 325-676-6017Janis Test
  • 09/22/14 - 09/27/14

Sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library. Presentations and workshops featuring local and regional authors, Cookbook Gala, Boots & Books Luncheon with special guest speaker. Presentations are held throughout the week, ... Learn More

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Adams Golf Pro Tour Series: Young Life Abilene Open

  • Abilene Country Club, Fairway Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-676-1211Info.
  • 09/15/14 - 09/20/14
  • Spectators: Free
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Beyond Charity, A Vision for the Future

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-7531Karen Dansby
  • 09/16/14 - 09/16/14
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Admission by sponsorship level
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Luncheon benefiting the Christian Service Center of Abilene.

Alliance for Women and Children's 12th Annual Fall Luncheon

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-5321Rosetta Turnerhill
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $35-Person; $350-Table
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Featuring keynote speaker, Elizabeth Smart. This yearly fundraiser helps support the mission of the Alliance.

Bridge Lessons at The Grace Museum

  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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Have fun and meet new people while playing the world's greatest card game!

Eternal Threads at The Mill Winery

  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-672-6000Karen Heflin
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Free Entry
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Eternal Threads will unveil three new jewelry projects.  Enjoy live music, hors d’ oeuvres by Cordell’s, door prizes and more.  Bring your friend or Bring your date, but come shop for good and make a difference!

Murder FM, Fozzy and Avator Concert

  • La Nueva Luna
  • 1082 S. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-701-7985Info.
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • Doors Open: 7 p.m.
  • $15-Person
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Rock out to three great bands. Must be 18 or older.

Overcome Diabetes

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Longhorn Room A & B
  • 4449 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 800-315-3806Overcome Diabetes
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Help for Type 2 diabetes...free diabetes dinner event 'Your life without Diabetes.' How reversing diabetes can lead to the recovery of your damaged organs. What research really says about reversing diabetes. One in 20 deaths in ... Learn More

Zoobilation

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-437-4692Kelly Thompson
  • 09/18/14 - 09/18/14
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $30-Person; $50-Couple
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Experience the Zoo after hours during this annual party and fundraising festivity.

The Peddler Show - The Perfect Street of Shops

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 512-358-1000 x210Allison Sabins
  • 09/19/14 - 09/21/14
  • Fri., Noon to 7 p.m.
    Sat, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Seniors 65+
    $5-Children ages 5-11; Free-Children Younger than age 5;
    One admission good for all weekend.
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Offering shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can't be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you're sure to find that perfect gift.

Spoken Word - Poetry Performance

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-280-1780Priscilla Rayford
  • 09/19/14 - 09/19/14
  • 7 p.m.
  • $5-Person
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Not your average reading ... Come prepared for an evening of emotion-filled and thought-provoking poetry.

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Percussion and Premiere

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Tiffany Clemons
  • 09/20/14 - 09/20/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $18-$42-Person
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Presenting the U.S. orchestral premiere of the Latin America-inspired Stubernic Fantasy, a carefully choreographed concerto for three players on one marimba. Paul Rennick and Brian Zator join composer Mark Ford at the marimba. Also hear ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 09-20-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/20/14 - 09/20/14
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable ... Learn More

Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Rose Park Senior Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2907Karen Rampy
  • 09/20/14 - 09/20/14
  • Check-in: 8 a.m.; Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.;
    Walk: 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Free; Individuals raising $100 or more receive a t-shirt.
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Unite to reclaim the future for the millions facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. All proceeds go to dementia care, education and research. There will be door prizes, refreshments and live entertainment. Go online to get ... Learn More

97th Annual Abilene Christian University Summit

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-3750AnnaJane Perrey
  • 09/21/14 - 09/24/14
  • Free
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A conversation where life and faith converge in Christ.

Craft Sunday @ Buffalo Gap Historic Village - Sept. 2014

  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Katie Moorehead
  • 09/21/14 - 09/21/14
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Children ages 12 and younger
    $7-Adults; $6-Seniors; Free-Military
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Make and take craft activity.

Leaving Ruin

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 09/21/14 - 09/21/14
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Free
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A gnarly old woman in an angel costume accosts Cyrus Manning, claiming, 'A gift is coming ... the gift to die for.' Cyrus faces roads filled with fevered dreams, wandering messiahs, and the occasional rare gift - and he is ... Learn More

Military Appreciation Day - Sep. 2014

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 09/21/14 - 09/21/14
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free to active and retired military and their family
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Sondheim After Sunset: A Vocal Revue

  • Abilene Christian University, Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus Ct. and Coliseum WayAbilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 09/22/14 - 09/22/14
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring the ACU Choirs and ACU Opera Theater.

United Way Annual Leadership Gathering

  • Steelaway Gardens
  • 1201 S. LeggettAbilene
  • 325-677-1841Cathy Ashby
  • 09/23/14 - 09/23/14
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free
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The annual gathering honors philanthropic leaders in our area.The mission of the United Way of Abilene is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the West Central Texas area. United Way of Abilene works with 23 Community ... Learn More

Museums & Galleries

William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/12/14 - 09/27/14
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This new exhibition features work from both the film and book about the Robinsons, storyboards and drawings from his Oscar-winning animated short- film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and his feature length film Robots... Learn More

'Sublime Gestures' by Tom Turner

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 08/05/14 - 09/27/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This Texas native's innovative photographic techniques investigate the relationship between man and the environment, examining the traces and marks that humans leave on their environments and the marks that the environment leaves upon... Learn More

Julie Speed Paper Cut

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 08/12/14 - 02/14/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Featuring intricate collage work with elements of the surreal and real combined to explore the thoughts and feelings that haunt the human experience throughout history. Marfa-based Speed is known for her paintings, drawings and etchings ... Learn More

'Beyond Mediocrity' by Jill Hendrix

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/09/14 - 10/25/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free

Using wood, textiles, and pigment in her two- and three-dimensional pieces that use a ladder as a central visual element, combining architectural formality with informal elements and colors. Her pieces convey our life-long struggle to ... Learn More

'Now and Again' by Warren Taylor

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/09/14 - 10/25/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Taylor’s watercolors combine a complex network of layers. A base of historical art references and present day themes is topped by three-dimensional objects juxtaposed to the underlying complex flat planes, reflecting our responses ... Learn More

'Soft Cells' Sculpture by William Cannings

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 09/09/14 - 10/25/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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By welding together flat steel forms and inflating them with air, Cannings creates dynamic pieces with the permanence of steel and the softer, gentler form of fabric. His sculpture captures the popularity of inflated objects that ... Learn More

Keith Carter: Ordinary Mysteries

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 02/14/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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A selection of Carter’s masterful photographs described as magic in the mundane and poetry of the commonplace. Lauded as a transcendental realist, east Texas native,Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has ... Learn More

Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 01/10/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by legendary Texas artist, Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes.  Part of the Altered States... Learn More

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Last updated September 15, 2014 at 03:01 PM MST