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Events from 08/04/2015 to 08/11/2015

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YBR - Roughy Youth Bull Riders World Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 817-822-1108Mike Vergari
  • 08/05/15 - 08/08/15
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies Per Event
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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 awareness for youth bull ... Learn More

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Penny Parker Klostermann-Book Signing

  • Texas Star Trading Co.
  • 174 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-672-9696Carol Dromgoole
  • 08/04/15 - 08/04/15
  • Book signing: 4 to 6 p.m.; Reading: 5:15 p.m.
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Parker's debut picture book, There was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight, releases from Random House Children's August 4th. Penny will be signing books followed by a reading.

ACU's Movies on the Hill - The Lego Movie

  • Front lawn of the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building
  • N. Judge Ely Blvd. and Teague Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-4985Craig Fisher
  • 08/06/15 - 08/06/15
  • Food trucks & music: 7:30 p.m.; Movie: 8:45 p.m.
  • Free
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Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and arrive early for live music and fare from local food trucks. Donation requested is school supplies and socks will be collected to benefit Hendrick Home for Children.

McMurry Theatre presents: 'The Traveling Lady'

  • Ryan Little Theatre
  • 1642 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889Box Office
  • 08/06/15 - 08/08/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $12-Person; $10-McMurry Faculty, Staff, Students

A play by Texas playwright Horton Foote. Georgette arrives in Harrison to reunite with her husband, Henry Thomas, just released from prison after 6 years. Will the reunion be what anyone expected? 

Tot Spot - Aug. 2015

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 08/06/15 - 08/07/15
  • Thurs. & Fri.: 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • $5-Non-Members; Members Free
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This popular program, for ages 3 to 5 and parents, features hands-on activities and gallery games.

USTA Championship Junior Major Zone

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene Texas
  • 325-676-6292Pro Shop
  • 08/07/15 - 08/09/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Chautauqua Learning Series: 'Ben Grierson'

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 08/08/15 - 08/08/15
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Speaker: Robert F. Bluthardt

This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 08-08-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/08/15 - 08/08/15
  • 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

GarageBand Woodstock VI

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Display Building
  • ES 11th and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-672-3110Charlie Taylor
  • 08/08/15 - 08/08/15
  • Doors open: 5 p.m.
  • $15-$20-Person
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Former members of rock and roll bands from the 60s & 70s performs. Great fun for all ages. Benefits Abilene Meals on Wheels, Plus.

Museums & Galleries

The Abstract Impulse

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Forty important Texas artists, from throughout the state, who created personalized visions of the modernist aesthetic will be featured in this group exhibition. Important modernist artwork by Ben Culwell, Michael Frary, Donald Weismann, ... Learn More

Fabulous Fifties Fashion & Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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This exhibition, curated by fashion expert and appraiser, Steven Porterfield, of Roadshow fame, features original midcentury women’s and men’s casual and formal ensembles.

Flashback to Abilene in the Fifties

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Travel back in time to Abilene in the fifties through an exhibition of vintage photographs, 8 mm films and newsreels.

Ray & Charles Eames Masters of 20th Century Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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This selection of original designs, courtesy of Collage 20th Century Classics owners Abby and Wlodek Malowanczky of Dallas is a rare opportunity to view original Eames furniture designs from the 1950s. Charles Eames and Ray Kaiser Eames ... Learn More

Seymour Fogel: On the Wall and Beyond

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 10/24/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Seymour Fogel (1911-1983) was a founding father of Texas Modernism. This long overdue solo exhibition of Fogel’s paintings from the 14 years (1946-1960) he lived and worked in Texas is curated as a reintroduction to his distinctive ... Learn More

David Shannon Goes to the Museum

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/11/15 - 09/25/15
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Shannon is an author-illustrator of many highly praised books for children. Born in Washington D.C., he grew up in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and now lives in Los Angeles. His ... Learn More

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Last updated August 04, 2015 at 08:53 AM MST