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Events from 07/30/2014 to 08/06/2014

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YBR - InVinci-Bull Youth Bull Riders World Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 817-822-1108Mike Vergari
  • 07/30/14 - 08/03/14
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies Per Event
This is the largest and richest youth bull riding association in the world with 300-plus kids, from ages 4-19, who compete every year. The YBR is a non-profit organization and has continued to focus on raising ... Learn More

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Ghost of the Bayou

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085Kelly Thompson
  • 05/25/14 - 09/08/14
  • Open Daily
  • Included in general admission.
Come see a rare albino alligator in this special summer exhibit.

City of Abilene Summer Playground Camp Session 3

  • City of Abilene Recreation Centers
  • 633 WalnutAbilene
  • 325-676-6217Info.
  • 07/28/14 - 08/15/14
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $78-$108-Per Child

Designed for ages 6 through 13. A fun filled camp that has structured games, arts and crafts, activities, gym games, and more. Register online at or in person at the Community Services Office located at 633 ... Learn More

Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports State Games

  • Callahan County 4-H Range
  • FM 18 & PR 2791Baird
  • 325-698-4399David Ratliff
  • 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
  • Call for times and admission.

Hunting, wildlife, muzzle loading, pistol and rifle events.

Sunset of the Wild West: Exhibit Opening

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. Willam St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3974Heather Reed
  • 07/31/14 - 07/31/14
  • 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Free

The  Village's summer interns have been working on creating three new exhibits:  The Original Taylor County Courthouse, the Doctors Office, and the Train Depot. Explore the exhibits as you listen to live music and enjoy ... Learn More

Cross Speed Performance Camp

  • D1 Abilene
  • 4351 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 325-698-4545Holly Reedy
  • 08/02/14 - 08/02/14
  • Grades 5-8: 9 a.m. to Noon
    Grades 9-12: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $75-Person

Coached by track and field Olympian, Jonathan Johnson, this camp is designed to maximize the talent of campers through speed, agility, and plyometric training. They will learn how to be more explosive from takeoff, work short speed ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 08-02-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/02/14 - 08/02/14
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

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

Reach For Recovery Car & Bike Show

  • TSTC, Abilene Campus Parking Lot
  • 650 East Hwy. 80Abilene
  • 254-631-8909Laurie Eccleston
  • 08/02/14 - 08/02/14
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $20-Entry Fee Per Vehicle Per Class

Texas State Technical College Student Government and REACH (Real Education on Addiction Can Help) are co-sponsoring this event to promote recovery for the disease of addiction.

Abilene Christian University's Movies on the Hill: Monster University

  • Front Lawn
  • N. Judge Ely Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-2707Jennifer Ellison
  • 08/05/14 - 08/05/14
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Free

Grab a lawn chair and join us for a movie under the stars. Please bring clipboards and baby wipes to benefit Martinez Elementary.

Museums & Galleries

Home on The Range

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 05/08/14 - 08/09/14
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $4-$8-Person

The exhibit is a celebration of Central West Texas, an often mislabeled 200,000+ sq. mi. area of the Lone Star State. The region’s 22 counties share a 19th and early 20th century history as an important concourse for indigenous ... Learn More

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

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

'Degrees of Separation'

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free

Artist Member Kim Schaefer and fellow graduates from the University of Texas at Tyler art program present a diverse collection of works.

Then and Now - An Exhibit Spanning 25 Years

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.

Featureing the works of a dozen artists who have been artist members at the Center for Contemporary Arts since its inception 25 years ago. See works they created when the Center was begun and works created recently, demonstrating their ... Learn More

Voyage Vagabonds, Linda Stricklin & Bird Thomas

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free

Artworks and the stories behind them, inspired by the artists' trip to Paris and the Biennali in Venice in 2013.

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Last updated July 30, 2014 at 04:04 PM MST