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Events from 05/23/2015 to 05/30/2015

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Family Fun Saturdays 05-23-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/23/15 - 05/23/15
  • 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

Movies @ Mockingbird Branch

  • Abilene Public Library
  • 1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.Abilene
  • 325-437-7323Anne Ellis
  • 05/23/15 - 05/23/15
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Free movie showing for the family. Tickets will be available 30-minutes prior to showtime on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and enjoy a Saturday movie at your library that's free to enjoy.

Original Team Roping Assn. District 2 Competition

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 254-836-9864Lee Percivill
  • 05/23/15 - 05/24/15
  • Call for times and admission.
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The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment.

Basic Digital Photography Workshop

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Library
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6025Dennis Miller
  • 05/26/15 - 05/26/15
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Learn some basic digital photography techniques from three members of the West Texas Photographic Society. Nature photographers Ron Longwell and Steve Templeton join portrait photographer Steve Morrow in sharing their knowledge. ... Learn More

Rolando Diaz Mural Unveiling / Reception

  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 05/26/15 - 05/26/15
  • 5 p.m. - Unveiling - S. 2nd and Cedar Sts.
    6 to 8 p.m. - Reception @ The Grace Museum,
    102 Cypress St.
  • Free

The event starts in the parking lot across from the mural on Thomas Everett’s Fine Furniture's wall at S. 2nd and Cedar St.. Rolando Diaz's great gift to this city, 'I See the Ocean', a 10 panel mural will be ... Learn More

Book Reading in the Children's Museum

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 05/28/15 - 05/28/15
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • $5-$10-Per Family
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Join us for the book, The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend, by Dan Santat. An imaginary friend is born on an island far away. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, ... Learn More

Container Gardening with Eddie Hutson

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Library
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6025Dennis Miller
  • 05/28/15 - 05/28/15
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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This Master Gardener plant specialist believes container gardening success begins with good soil. He'll be on hand to share tips and trips to help you have healthy, fruitful plants during this free workshop for the general adult ... Learn More

G.I. Bill: Get the Facts!

  • Abilene Public Library, Mockingbird Branch
  • 1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.Abilene
  • 325-437-7323Anne Ellis
  • 05/28/15 - 05/28/15
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Stanley Garland, former USAF Airmen and TSTC's VA Recruiter, will discuss the ins & outs of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010. Whether a veteran of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan or past ... Learn More

Meals on Wheels Plus 40th Anniversary Celebration

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-5050Betty Bradley
  • 05/28/15 - 05/28/15
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission varies by sponsorship level.
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Opening Reception for Texas Modernists

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 05/28/15 - 05/28/15
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Texas Modernists exhibitions will examine the contributions of midcentury modernist artists, architects, decorative artists and designers from the epic modernist era of 1940s through the 1960s in Texas and beyond. The exhibitions will be ... Learn More

Exploration Days: Get Out and Play Day

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-437-4692Kelly Thompson
  • 05/30/15 - 05/30/15
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free with paid zoo admission. $6-Adults; $5-Seniors; $3.50-Ages 3 through 12
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Celebrate the first Saturday of summer with special activities as outside groups give away free bike helmets, and offer fun activities like archery, garden crafts and nature art stations.

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

Water: An Exhibit by Signature Artist Members

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Memories, impressions, and thoughts about water is expressed through a variety of media and artistic styles.

WTPS Annual Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/15 - 08/01/15
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Twelve photographers from the West Texas Photographic Society display their work.

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

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