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Events from 04/25/2015 to 05/02/2015

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DIRECTFest 2015

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1404Box Office
  • 04/23/15 - 04/25/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $5-Senior Citizen & Military
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Annual one act play festival, directed, designed, performed, and produced by HSU theatre students. Three different evenings of fascinating theatre.

11th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

  • Perini Ranch
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 800-367-1721Perini Ranch
  • 04/24/15 - 04/26/15
  • Admission: Varies per event
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Make plans to join award winning winemakers and chefs under the oaks at Perini Ranch. Hosted by Perini Ranch, Becker Vineyards and Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard.

ACU Theatre Presents: Ghost The Musical

  • Abilene Christian University, Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Person
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Suitable for ages 10 and older. Based on the popular Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 1990s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between ... Learn More

ASC Track & Field Championships

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-671-2227Rodney Smith
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Relay For Life

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Intramural Field
  • Olsen Blvd. and Vogel St.Abilene
  • 325-280-3581Josh Steed
  • 04/24/15 - 04/25/15
  • 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Free; Raise $100 and earn a Hope Club Member T-Shirt
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A community event where people can come honor and remember cancer survivors from Abilene. There will be food for sale from local food trucks, games, activities for the kids, and meaningful ceremonies. Relay For Life raises money for the ... Learn More

Abilene Zoo Music Fest

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 324-437-4692Kelly Thompson
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • Bands start at 10 a.m. and play all day
  • Free music with zoo admission.
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Enjoy tunes in the zoo with local performers: AISD's Revolution, the Abilene Community Band, the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band, the McMurry Steel Drum Band, Scottish Pipers, and the Cooper HS Jazz Band.

Big Country Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Modern Living Mall
  • 1982 Lytle WayAbilene
  • 325-513-8623Cheryl McCormick
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m. to 1 pm
  • Free Admission
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Come and shop for a large selection of water-wise perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, roses, succulents, annuals, many hard-to-find plants specifically for our area. Bring your own wagon. Rain barrels will be available for sale as well as ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 04-25-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 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

The KGR Memorial Run 5K and 'Run the West' Half-Marathon

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1694 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 512-789-4474Jason McVey
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m.
  • $20-$80-Person
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The Kirk Goodwin Run (KGR) began in 1984 to support a family who lost a son to a fatal car accident. Thirty years later, we continue to remember that son – Kirk Goodwin – in hosting this event while raising funds to support ... Learn More

Kiwanis Club of Abilene 67th Annual Pancake Day

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-1341Tickets
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 4 to 7 p.m.
  • $5-Advance; $6-At the door
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In addition to great food, there will also be a silent auction and live entertainment with groups ranging from country western to jazz. All proceeds from the event benefit local charities.

Order of the Eastern Stars Ch.#30 Spaghetti Dinner

  • Eastern Star Temple
  • 3173 South 27th St.Abilene
  • 325-201-7081Cassie Hobbins
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • 5 to 7 p.m.
  • $6.50-Person; $3.25-Ages 10 and younger
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Fundraiser. Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, Texas toast, tea, lemonade and coffee.  Take-out available.

Ward Brothers Senior Team Roping Assn. Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 940-200-0355Jim Ward
  • 04/25/15 - 04/25/15
  • Books Open: 11 a.m.; Roping Begins: Noon
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Calf roping started from the duties of actual working cowboys who needed to catch a calf and tie its legs for branding. Watch as members of this association compete to see who can rope the calves with the greatest speed.

High School All-Stars vs. Media Showdown

  • Abilene High School, Eagle Gym
  • 2800 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-513-9202Brandon McAuliffe
  • 04/26/15 - 04/26/15
  • 1 p.m.
  • $5-Adults; $2-Ages 6-18; Free-Ages 5 and younger
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Powered by D1 Sports Training, this inaugural event will pit members from different Abilene media groups against a team of eight of the top names from high school basketball during the 2014-15 school year. This event will feature four 10 ... Learn More

Ben Rector Live in Concert

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2000Amanda Pittman
  • 04/27/15 - 04/27/15
  • Doors open 7 p.m.
  • $25-Person; $40-VIP Tickets
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Hosted by ACU Student's Association.

Sayles Landmark Tour & Lunch

  • Sayles Landmark
  • 642 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Tenison
  • 04/27/15 - 04/27/15
  • Come and Go, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $40-Person
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Take part in this spring fundraiser featuring a tour and lunch of the newly restored Sayles Landmark. The proceeds from this event support the programs of The Grace Museum. The historic Sayles Landmark was built in 1889, just 15 years ... Learn More

Fur, Fowl, and Fin

  • Silverado Ranch
  • 2417 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-672-0040Nancy Tyler
  • 04/28/15 - 04/28/15
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies
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Join us for a men's night out. Enjoy a wild game dinner, cash bar, silent auction, raffle drawings, and a live auction. All proceeds benefit Cancer Services Network who helps cancer patients and their families in 19 counties of West ... Learn More

Call Her Blessed

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-260-3782Le'ann Ardoyno
  • 04/29/15 - 04/29/15
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • $30-Person
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Lisa Whelchel, best known as snobby Blair Warner on the 90s hit TV series The Facts of Life, will be the featured speaker at this luncheon benefiting the local maternity, foster care and adoption ministry, Christian Homes & Family ... Learn More

The Mill's One Year Anniversary Celebration

  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360Mindy Howard
  • 04/29/15 - 05/02/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Wednesday: Texas vs. the World Wine Tasting;  Thursday: Steak Night & Live Music;  Friday: Crawfish Boil & Abita Beerfest; Saturday: Dance & Party

2nd Annual ¬°Fiesta de Arte!

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Darla Harmon
  • 04/30/15 - 04/30/15
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $75-Person; $500-Tables of 8 (Advance purchase required)
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Benefiting the Center for Contemporary Arts this Caribbean-style street party offers island-style food, drinks, music, a silent auction, Latin-style dance lessons, and more.

Camp Barkeley Flagpole Re-Dedication Ceremony

  • Texas Veterans Cemetery at Abilene
  • 7457 West Lake Rd.Abilene
  • 325-676-7065Mary Cooksey
  • 04/30/15 - 04/30/15
  • 11 a.m.
  • Free
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Join the Military Partnership of West Central Texas as it hosts the re-dedication ceremony of the newly refurbished, fully restored, original Camp Barkeley flagpole at its forever home, the Texas Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. World War II... Learn More

Taste of Abilene

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-0715Sidney Levesque
  • 04/30/15 - 04/30/15
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $30-Person
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This food and drink extravaganza features samples from more than 30 local restaurants! Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Abilene grants program for local nonprofits.

Wheelchair & Walker Wash

  • Chisholm Place
  • 1450 EN 10th St.Abilene
  • 325-437-9500Kristin Bishop
  • 04/30/15 - 04/30/15
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Free
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Any assistive mobility devices (canes included) can be brought to be inspected by durable medical equipment technicians and cleaned and sanitized. Attendees can also enjoy hot dogs, coke floats, and a live Elvis Tribute Artist concert. ... Learn More

Abilene Coin, Gun and Collectible Show

  • MCM Elegante Suites
  • 4250 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 325-669-6537John Adling
  • 05/01/15 - 05/02/15
  • Fri., Noon to 6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $2-Person
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Sponsored by Key City Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Club. Everyone is welcome to bring their own coins. Some dealers will help to grade and tell you their value.

Art Adventure - May 2015

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/01/15 - 05/01/15
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (Reservations Requested)
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This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

Big Country Soccer Association Spring Fling

  • Abilene National Soccer Complex
  • 3025 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-1447Michael Brooks
  • 05/01/15 - 05/03/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Ages 16 and under compete.

UIL Region 1-3A Track & Field Championship

  • Abilene Christian University, Elmer Gray Stadium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-6943Jerrod Cook
  • 05/01/15 - 05/02/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Ben Richey Boy's Ranch Clay Break Classic

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 E. 707Abilene
  • 325-660-3255Randy Scott
  • 05/02/15 - 05/02/15
  • 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies
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Benefitting Ben Richey Boy's Ranch.

Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush (1925)

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Tiffany Clemons
  • 05/02/15 - 05/02/15
  • 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • $18-$42-Person
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Enjoy Chaplin’s favorite silent movie, with the soundtrack provided by the Abilene Philharmonic orchestra. This film is full of adventure, fantastic characters, and legendary comedic moments. The Gold Rush© Roy Export S.A.S ... Learn More

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

  • St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church
  • 2525 Westview Dr.Abilene
  • 325-669-6601Vickie Cortinaz
  • 05/02/15 - 05/03/15
  • Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Free to Attend
    Prices vary for food and games tickets
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Food booths, children's games, men's softball tournament, performances from the Folklorico dancers along with zumbia, cloggers and live music.

Dyess Big Country Airfest

  • Dyess Air Force Base
  • 7 Lancer LoopDyess AFB
  • 325-696-2863Public Affairs Office
  • 05/02/15 - 05/03/15
  • Gates open: 9 a.m.
  • Free
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This two-day airshow joins Dyess Air Force Base's B-1s and C-130Js in presenting America's Airpower along with the USAF's Thunderbird Team, which showcases pride and precision of today's Air Force. While there are many ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 05-02-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/02/15 - 05/02/15
  • 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

USSSA King of the Mountain Youth Baseball Bash

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 05/02/15 - 05/03/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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13 and under, pool play into single elimination.

USTA ZAT Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 05/02/15 - 05/03/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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Zonal advancement tournaments are held throughout the state of Texas for junior tennis players as part of a state ranking system.

World's Largest Barbecue

  • Dyess Air Force Base
  • 325-677-7241Debra Morotini
  • 05/02/15 - 05/02/15
  • Not open to the general public!
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The Abilene Chamber of Commerce and the Military Affairs Committee honor Abilene's active military personnel.

Museums & Galleries

Drawing Stories: The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

  • NCCIL
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 02/12/15 - 05/23/15
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Marla was awarded a Caldecott Honor for All the World & A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. She is the author-illustrator of Roller Coaster, Santa Claus the World's Number One Toy Expert, The Boss Baby, and her newest The ... Learn More

Oops! Make No Mistake About It. Make Life Art.

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/10/15 - 05/23/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artist Cara Hines is a self-described recovering perfectionist. The art in this exhibit is a metaphor for the way she approaches life, which is to embrace the beauty of imperfection. Creating works with her eyes closed or with her non-... Learn More

Mid Century Fashion: Remembering the Polaroid

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress StAbilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person

Featuring images of fabulous 50s fashions through vintage film and Polariod prints. The 50s transformed photography with instant photographs through the genius of Dr. Edwin Land’s Polaroid camera and 8mm film made home videos ... Learn More

Mid Century Modern Design

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Throughout the 1940s and 1960s, artists, architects and designers blurred the lines of their professions to create the total modernist experience for domestic and commercial interiors. Hallmark decorative arts from the period will be ... Learn More

Seymour Fogel: On the Wall and Beyond

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Fogel (1911-1984) was an important American painter, muralist and sculptor. He was born in New York and came to Texas in 1946 to join the art faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He is considered an important early modernist ... Learn More

Texas Modernists

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Visitor Services
  • 04/24/15 - 08/12/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Over 25 important Texas artists 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, Ralph White, Ward Lockwood,... Learn More

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