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Events from 09/27/2016 to 10/04/2016

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2nd Annual Wheelchair & Walker Wash

  • Chisholm Place Senior Living
  • 1450 E. North 10th St.Abilene
  • 325-437-9500Kristin Bishop
  • 09/29/16 - 09/29/16
  • 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Free cleaning, tune up and inspections of walkers, wheelchairs and canes. Enjoy a live Elvis Tribute performance, Kona Ice, and other fun activities. Sponsored by Visiting Angels, Chisholm Place and Hendrick Medical Supply.

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The Addams Family, the musical

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405Victoria Spangler
  • 09/29/16 - 10/09/16
  • Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 6-8, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
  • $15-General admission; $10-Military, seniors and students; $5-HSU faculty, staff and students

Wednesday Addams and her 'normal' boyfriend Lucas arrange dinner at the Addams' weird and wonderful mansion to announce to their families that they plan to marry. The idea is jarring to both families, and when the entire group winds up locked in overnight, secrets come out and revelations abound. Music, dance, and spooky fun! Directed by Teri Wilkerson

Abilene College Showcase

  • HSU, ACU, Kirby Lake Softball ComplexAbilene
  • 817-683-2460Kenneth Wilson
  • 09/30/16 - 10/02/16
  • Fri., 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., Game times vary
  • $5-Gate fee, $3-Senior citizens

Girl's fast pitch softball, ages 14U, 16U, 18U will have a camp put on by 10 or more college coaches.

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34th Annual Cruise Night

  • Downtown
  • DowntownAbilene
  • 325-676-5326Jess Hanson
  • 10/01/16 - 10/01/16
  • 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

A night of good ol’ fashioned cruisin’ along with live music a car show and a dance. Benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Abilene. 

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DRI Pumpkin Patch

  • Disability Resources, Inc.
  • 3602 N. Clack St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6815Debbie Day
  • 10/01/16 - 10/31/16
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Sun., 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Free Admission; $.50 to $50-Pumpkin

Thousands of fresh pumpkins and gourds in all sizes and prices. Decorated areas for taking pictures at no charge as well as free hayrides. Proceeds from sales go directly to the care of the DRI folks. DRI is a nonprofit agency that provides residential care, vocational training and recreational activities to adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Over the Edge

  • Enterprise Tower
  • 500 Chestnut St.Abilene
  • 325-674-3115Mallory Ashford
  • 10/01/16 - 10/01/16
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $50-Registration fee

A unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling, once in a life time chance of rappelling down the 20-story Enterprise Tower in an exciting and completely safe environment. Space is limited to the first 76 participants. Individuals who want to participate are required to raise a minimum of $1,000 by soliciting donations from family, friends and co-workers through the Over the Edge on-line giving site. Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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SDPC Door Car Shootout

  • The Big Country Race Way
  • 5601 W. Stamford St.Abilene
  • 325-721-2021Sterling Russell
  • 10/01/16 - 10/01/16
  • 10 a.m.-Gates open; KEAN Cruise Night to follow races
  • $20-Pit Side; $10-Spectator Side

Door Car Race featuring 3 classes: Big Tire, Small Tire and Street Tire. Guaranteed payout for all classes. Featuring Special Guest Racer: Derek Travis from 'Street Outlaws.'

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Sixth Annual Comanche Moon Social

  • Perini Ranch Steakhouse
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3974Heather Reed
  • 10/01/16 - 10/01/16
  • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $100-BGHV Members; $125-General public

Dinner catered by Perini Ranch Steakhouse. Event featuring Colorado-based reenactor 'Gunny' Jeff Norman in his nationally acclaimed living history performance as Buffalo Bill Cody. Benefitting the Buffalo Gap Historic Village.

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Fashions for the Cure

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-0040Nancy Tyler
  • 10/04/16 - 10/04/16
  • 7 p.m.
  • $40-Advance; $50-Door

Join us for our 13th annual style show, silent auction, and raffle benefiting Cancer Services Network.

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Frontier Texas! Belt Sander Races

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Frontier Texas!
  • 10/04/16 - 10/04/16
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $50

This FUNdraiser will take place on the museum’s beautiful parade grounds on two custom-built race tracks. Teams will race their custom build and decorated belt sanders. A full BBQ meal will be provided by Sharon’s BBQ and beer, wine and margaritas will be provided by Bill Reed Distributing/Miller.

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum 15th Anniversary

  • 1289 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6515Jennifer Lenches
  • 10/05/16 - 10/05/16
  • 10 a.m.-Ribbon cutting
  • Free admission all day

Join for a ribbon cutting with the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Red Coats and help celebrate 15 years in Abilene. 

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RVCC's 10th Annual Men of Strength & Style

  • ACU Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-7895Diane Dotson
  • 10/05/16 - 10/05/16
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $35- Person; Table sponsorships available

Luncheon and men's style show honoring men of good, strong character who are positive role models. Honorees will walk the runway in fashions from JCPenney and receive the 'Jay Hatcher Men of Strength & Style Award.' For this 10th anniversary of the event, honored men from previous years will be invited to participate in the program.

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McMurry University Homecoming

  • McMurry University
  • Sayles Blvd. & S 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-793-4609Alumni
  • 10/06/16 - 10/09/16

Thursday Evening: Tipi Village - Distinguished Alumni Dinner; Friday: Social Club Receptions - Luncheon - Chanters Performance - Reunion Dinners; Saturday: Family Tailgate before the 2 p.m. football game.

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Tot Spot - Oct. 2016

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 10/06/16 - 10/07/16
  • Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • $5-Non-Members; Members Free

This popular program, for ages 3 to 5 and parents, features hands-on activities and gallery games.

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United Way of Abilene 60th Anniversary Celebration

  • 1202 Elmwood Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-1841Bethany Ashlock
  • 10/06/16 - 10/06/16
  • 6 p.m.
  • Call for pricing

Celebrating 60 years of serving the community.

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13 Vultures Haunted Estate

  • 13 Vultures Haunted Estate
  • 3615 I-20 WBaird
  • 325-513-6384Clu Burnham
  • 10/07/16 - 10/31/16
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight - Friday & Saturday nights and Halloween night
  • $10

2 acres of scary Halloween fun.This year, the estate has been taken over by a coven of witches. See what these evil hags have in store for you.

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Art Adventure - Oct. 2016

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 10/07/16 - 10/07/16
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (Reservations Requested)

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.

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Trade Days of West Texas

  • Trade Days of West Texas
  • 2501 E. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 214-850-7566Cynthia McMillion
  • 10/07/16 - 10/09/16
  • Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Currently searching for vendors for unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

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Business Mercado: Carnaval Familiar

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 10/08/16 - 10/08/16
  • 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.
  • Free-admission

Area businesses to showcase their products and services to the public, especially the Hispanic consumer. 2016 will be the largest Mercado to date with over 100 exhibitors, Mariachi’s and live music throughout the day. This years theme: Carnaval Familiar “Where Business and Families Come Together”

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Cattle Barons Ball

  • Taylor County Expo, Covered Outdoor Arena
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-672-3705Amy Carnes
  • 10/08/16 - 10/08/16
  • 7 p.m. to midnight
  • $125-General admission

A 'party with a purpose' to help finish the fight against cancer. All money raised at the event helps to support the American Cancer Society's mission to fund life-saving cancer research, education, advocacy, and local patient services. The event includes a silent and live auction, bid board, Shots & Shells bourbon bar, margarita bar, wine pull, Vegas-style casino, photo booth, and much more.This year's event featured headliner is John Michael Montgomery.

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Chautauqua Learning Series - Oct. 2016

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 10/08/16 - 10/08/16
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

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 and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

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Pillage-the-Village

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3974Heather Reed
  • 10/08/16 - 10/08/16
  • 3 to 5 p.m.
  • $3; Free-BGHV members

Trick-or-Treat your way through the Village, gathering candy from characters at each of the historic buildings. Play games, make crafts, get your face painted, and more. Fun children ages 12 and younger and their families.

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USSSA - Fall Ironman Slow Pitch

  • Nelson Park
  • E. S. 11th and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 10/08/16 - 10/09/16
  • Call for times and admission

An Evening Under the Stars

  • Red Dirt Pavillion
  • 1302 Pecan St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-280-6053Renee
  • 10/09/16 - 10/09/16
  • 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Donation at the door

Bring your lawnchair and enjoy an evening of live music performed by local bands. Benefitting Camp Able, an equine therapy and horse rescue nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate healthy, independent living for people with special needs.

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Celebrate the Arts in Abilene Annual Luncheon

  • ACU Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 10/12/16 - 10/12/16
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $20

Join to recognize Outstanding Art Volunteers and preview plans for the 2017 Children's Art & Literacy Festival and the Garth Williams Sculpture Garden. This is also a great time to renew your membership. All proceeds from memberships go to grans for local nonprofit arts groups.

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ArtWalk - Oct. 2016

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 10/13/16 - 10/13/16
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you!

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Chamber Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration!

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 10/13/16 - 10/13/16
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $60-Person

This event will celebrate accomplishments and present awards to outstanding businesses, chamber volunteers and name the Citizen of the Year.

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Oktoberfest

  • Pappy Slokum Brewing Co.
  • 409 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-201-4112Pappy Slokum Brewing Co.
  • 10/13/16 - 10/13/16
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Drink and food items vary

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with cooler weather and heartier beer. We will be tapping our Oktoberfest and several more German styles along with German cuisine and fellowship. Put on your Lederhosen and Dirnd. Come celebrate, Prost!

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Abilene Speedway Southern Challenge

  • Abilene Speedway
  • 6825 U.S. Hwy 80 W.Abilene
  • 325-725-3849Robert Poor
  • 10/14/16 - 10/15/16
  • Call for times
  • $12-Adults; $5- Children ages 6 to 12; Free- 5 and younger

Head out to the speedway for a weekend of thrilling car racing.

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Hardin-Simmons University Homecoming 'Lasso the Memories'

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1317Britt Jones
  • 10/14/16 - 10/16/16
  • Varies

HSU is celebrating 125 years of education during this annual event. Over 70 events for alumni, students, family and friends. Highlights include the homecoming luncheon, All-School SING, reunion gatherings, alumni awards, activities for children and youth, and athletics events ... all culminating in the annual alumni-led worship service on Sunday morning.

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Paramount Film Series: To Catch a Thief

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 10/14/16 - 10/15/16
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children

A reformed thief, suspected of a series of gem heists on the French Riviera, sets out to catch the real culprit with the help of a pampered heiress. Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly; 1955, color, 106 minutes, NR

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Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3974Heather Reed
  • 10/15/16 - 10/29/16
  • 8 p.m.
    Tour taking place on Oct. 15th, 22nd and 29th only
  • $10

Take a tour of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the dark of night, listening bravely to the haunted tales of the people who used to live (and still lurk) in the old buildings. Buy your tickets early to reserve a spot and skip the long lines.

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Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

  • Wylie Baptist Church
  • 6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-1580Clyde McMinn
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Free

Several Car classes, truck classes and motorcycles. In conjunction with the Harvest Gift craft, gift and bake sale.

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Christmas Market

  • Abilene Woman's Club
  • 3425 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-698-1768Abilene Woman's Club
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $10

Decorated holiday tables and vendors selling their products.

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Family Fun Saturdays 10-15-2016

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 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 knowledge.

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Gifts of the Harvest Craft, Gift and Bake Sale

  • Wylie Baptist Church
  • 6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-668-7252Melanie McMinn
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free

Shop for various gifts and baked items. There will also be a car, truck and motorcycle show outside for the men to enjoy.

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Junkers Prom benefiting Noah Project

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-280-7064Dawn Garrett
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $22.50; $25-At the door

Live music from Fraid Knot and Soulmates, food trucks and fun events all night including the crowning of the junk prom queen and her escort. Vintage dresses encouraged. Tickets go on sale August 15, 2016, at LaVilla Vendor Market and both Vintage Marketplace locations. The venue will be full of vintage treasures and decor. Limited booth space is available.

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Key City Block Party

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 2nd St. and PineAbilene
  • 832-755-4377Key City Connection
  • 10/15/16 - 10/15/16
  • 3 to 11 p.m.
  • $10-Early bird; $15-Student and military; $20-Regular price

Bringing music, food, beverages, and vendors to the streets. Rally your friends together in support of a good cause - building community and making memories.

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Youth Baseball Kings of the Diamond

  • Nelson Park
  • E. S. 11th and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 10/15/16 - 10/16/16
  • Call for times and admission

Annual youth baseball tournament.

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Adventures of Bella & Harry: Let's Visit London!

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Children's Performing Arts Series
  • 10/16/16 - 10/16/16
  • 2 p.m.
  • $9

Join sibling Chihuahuas as they travel to London with their family and discover the amazing sights and sounds of the beautiful and exciting city. Based on the bestselling Mom’s Choice Award-winning children’s book series, The Adventures of Bella & Harry. Presented by the Children's Performing Arts Series.

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Military Appreciation Day - Oct. 2016

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 10/16/16 - 10/16/16
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free to active and retired military and their family

Spend an afternoon exploring the Village.

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Zombie Survival Night

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405Kelsie LeFlore
  • 10/19/16 - 10/19/16
  • 8 p.m.
  • $5-Presale; $7-At the door

HSU is infested with zombies, can you survive the night? Explore Van Ellis Theatre and Caldwell Hall at night, and watch out for zombies! Prizes given out for the humans who can make it through all three rounds.

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Abilene Christian University Homecoming

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2622Alumni Office
  • 10/20/16 - 10/23/16

Reconnect with old friends, rediscover old favorites and renew your relationship with ACU! From chapel to the parade to JamFest and the annual fireworks show, there's something for every member of your family. We can't wait to see you!

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CoAFCU International Credit Union Day

  • Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union
  • 3661 North 6th St.Abilene TX
  • 325-691-2374Linda Barfield
  • 10/20/16 - 10/20/16
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p. m.
  • Free

Free document shredding, a blood drive and donation station for canned goods to donate to the Abilene Food Bank. There will be free pizza and prizes. Bring 5 food cans and the processing fee will be waived upon opening a new account.

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Big Country Shootout

  • Big Country Race Way
  • 5601 W. StamfordAbilene
  • 325-721-2021Sterling Robertson
  • 10/21/16 - 10/23/16
  • 9 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Head to the Big Country Raceway for a weekend of car races at Abilene's full service racing facility. 

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Man of La Mancha

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Adam Hester
  • 10/21/16 - 10/23/16
  • Oct. 21-22, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
  • $14-$25

A celebrated Broadway hit and winner of five Tony Awards, with a score that includes the touching ode to romance 'Dulcinea' and the heroic 'I, Don Quixote.' On a journey full of laughter, love and unruly windmills, Don Quixote dares everyone to dream 'The Impossible Dream.'

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Tour de Compadres ft. NEEDTOBREATHE

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Taylor County Expo Center
  • 10/21/16 - 10/21/16
  • 7 p.m.
  • $31-$51

NEEDTOBREATHE and a collection of new Compadres, including Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan, Parachute and Welshly Arm.

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Tree of Mercy Benefit Luncheon

  • Hillcrest Church of Christ
  • 650 E. Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-338-5118James Estes
  • 10/21/16 - 10/21/16
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free

Come join us as we honor Jim and Mary Bartee for their many years of service to Zambia Mission and for the important part they played in the building of the hospital at Namwianga Mission. Learn about the work at Namwianga Mission and in Southern Zambia. The auction and gift store will be open during event as well.

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Big Country Half Marathon

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • S. 11th St. and Expo Dr.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Anita Vigil
  • 10/22/16 - 10/22/16
  • 6:15 a.m.-Packet pick-up; 7 a.m.-Race
  • $25-Person; $40-Group registration

Sponsored by the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Division.

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Cars and Crafts at the Venue

  • Tangled Hearts Wedding and Event Center
  • 2042 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-370-1432Nancy Chamber
  • 10/22/16 - 10/22/16
  • 8 a.m.- Car registration; Event-9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free-Admission; $20-Donation to participate in the car show and be eligible to receive an award

A chance to enjoy a car show, crafts and check out the Tangled Hearts Wedding and Event Center. Benefitting Potosi Volunteer Fire Dept.Crafters interested need to contact to reserve booth space.

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Family Fun Saturdays 10-22-2016

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 10/22/16 - 10/22/16
  • 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 knowledge.

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Howl-O-Ween Pet Festival

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Pam Thomas
  • 10/22/16 - 10/22/16
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • $10-Per pet in costume contest; Free-Spectators

This family fun, Halloween-themed event is to celebrate pet love and ownership. Festival includes Trick or Treat Street, Doggie Fun Zone, Vendor Prowl, and a pet costume contest with judging in six categories. There will be door prizes, a variety of treats for pets and their people, demonstrations, and pet adoptions. Dress up your favorite four legged friend and come enjoy the fun.

Prickly Pear Food & Wine Festival

  • Downtown Coleman, TX
  • 400 S. Commercial Ave.Coleman
  • 830-433-5225Signal Fredericksburg
  • 10/22/16 - 10/22/16
  • 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • $10 - $75

A unique showcase of food and wine, arts and crafts, live music and entertainment. The Festival will feature local chefs pairing cactus inspired cuisines with award winning Texas wines. There will be several food, beverage, and arts and crafts vendors at the festival; as well as an assortment of entertainment. And to close the festival out, there will be a live music concert, featuring two widely known Texas artists.

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Texas Gun & Knife Show

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 830-285-0575TGKS
  • 10/22/16 - 10/23/16
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $6-Person; Free-Ages 12 and younger

Shop a wide range of guns and knives at this two day show.

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Abilene Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-670-1374Bart Craig
  • 10/23/16 - 10/24/16
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Watch some of Abilene's best collegiate athletes compete for their universities in this two day tournament.

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Jim and Jill Kelly: Stories of Courage and Faith

  • Abilene Christian University, Teague Event Center
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-676-9991Global Samaritan Resources
  • 10/25/16 - 10/25/16
  • 7 p.m.
  • $50-Individual tickets; $500-Tables of ten

Jim Kelly is a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback having lead the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, losing each. He and Jill know personal loss as well. Jim is a two-time cancer survivor and they lost and an eight-year-old son to a rare nervous system disease. Dinner and speaking event benefitting Global Samaritan Resources.
 

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23rd Annual Texas Midwest Conference

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-795-8626Kathy Keane
  • 10/26/16 - 10/26/16
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $40-50-Person

Join your colleagues for a full day of learning and networking on key issues important to the region. Professional tracts are designed for city officials, economic development professionals, chamber representatives and students.

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Wylie Bulldogs Education Foundation Dinner

  • Wylie Middle School
  • 4134 Beltway S.Abilene
  • 325-669-6621Denise Blake
  • 10/27/16 - 10/27/16
  • 7 p.m.
  • See website or contact Denise for pricing

A celestial celebration: 'Beyond Star Wars,' featuring NASA scientist and Wylie graduate Jerri Stephenson. Dinner will be catered by Copper Creek Restaurant along with musical entertainment by the Wylie High School Jazz Band. An optional costume competition will add to the fun. Please join us to "give back" to Wylie through teacher grants and student scholarships.

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Sincerely, Mark Teague

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/09/16 - 09/30/16
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Mark Teague has been writing and illustrating children’s books for more than 25 years. The retrospective organized by the NCCIL features over 100 pieces of artwork including the award winning LaRue series and the How Do Dinosaurs? books. Mark Teague likes to find humor in the everyday events of childhood. Having never taken an art class in his life, through trial, error, talent, and a love for drawing, Mark Teague has become one of today's top illustrators for children.

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Sculpture+Paintings by Danville Chadbourne

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389The Center
  • 08/09/16 - 10/22/16
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Primarily a sculptor in clay and wood, Danville Chadbourne works in range of materials and formats. Over the years he has created a complex body of work unified by a primal iconography and distinctive vision, often evoking the artifacts of an unknown culture.

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Charlie Hukill's 'The Best Deal'

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Bird Thomas
  • 08/13/16 - 10/01/16
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

A new series of oil paintings that expresses the relationship between humans and their dogs. The arrangement with dogs has been described as 'the best deal humans ever struck.' We give a dog our leftover time, leftover food, and leftover love, and in return, the dog gives us everything.

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Spanish Texas: Legend & Legacy

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 09/24/16 - 03/11/17
  • Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Museum members, active-duty military, and children ages 3 & younger

The history of Texas as a unique blend of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and Anglo-American traditions will be the focus of this exhibition spanning all three floors of The Grace Museum.