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Events from 04/24/2014 to 05/01/2014

Events Calendar

ACU Opera Presents: Susannah

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 04/24/14 - 04/24/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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The story focuses on 18-year-old Susannah Polk, an innocent girl who is targeted as a sinner in the small mountain town of New Hope Valley, in the Southern American state of Tennessee. Influenced by the elders and elders' wives, ... Learn More

ACU Theatre Presents: The Glass Menagerie

  • Williams Performing Arts Center, Fulks Theatre
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Box Office
  • 04/24/14 - 04/26/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Person
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Awarded Best Play in 1945 by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and acclaimed as Tennessee Williams’ first great Broadway success, this emotionally devastating portrait of hope, glitters and reflects with a delicacy and beauty... Learn More

Museum Matters: Engaging Art with Cyanotypes

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 04/24/14 - 04/24/14
  • Starts at 6 p.m.
  • Free
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Carrie Isaacson from Hardin Simmons will be doing the cyanotype demonstration and talking about the history of the process, and the audience will get to make their own. Participants will actually be coating the paper in chemicals ... Learn More

10th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

  • Perini Ranch
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 800-367-1721Perini Ranch
  • 04/25/14 - 04/27/14
  • 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.

NCCAA - Central Regional Team Tennis Tournament

  • McMurry University
  • 1401 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4657Coach Mark Hathorn
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission
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Noah Project Golf Tournament

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-676-7106Paul Kenley
  • 04/25/14 - 04/25/14
  • 8 a. m. - 5 p. m.
  • Team pricing based on level of sponsorship

Annual golf scramble to benefit the work of Noah Project -- advocating for victims and working to end family violence. The event will be preceded by a pre-tournament party with time and place TBD the evening before, April 24, 2014.

Relay for Life of Abilene

  • Big Country Soccer Complex
  • 3025 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-672-3705Amy Carnes
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • 6 p.m to 6 a.m
  • Spectators: Free; Teams: Varies
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The American Cancer Society wants your help to Finish the Fight against cancer! Join us for our 20th year celebration. Teams of people camping out all night raising money for the American Cancer Society, while having a great time! Members... Learn More

Stronger Marriage Workshop

  • Oldham Lane Church of Christ
  • 5049 Oldham LaneAbilene
  • 325-695-0055Jake
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • Fri., 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Free with online registration.
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Featuring Trey & Lea Morgan from Childress, TX. This great opportunity is for couples to rest, refuel and renew their marriage! Breakfast and a mid-morning snack are provided on Saturday. Childcare is also provided during the entire ... Learn More

Switchfoot Fading West Tour with The Rocketboys

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-660-2477Live at the Park
  • 04/25/14 - 04/25/14
  • 8 p.m.
  • $20-25-Person
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After postponing their fall tour date due to an ice storm, Switchfoot is returning to the Abilene with special guest The Rocketboys. Tickets are available now, so don’t miss this chance to catch new songs from Fading West, old ... Learn More

UIL Region 1-4A Track and Field Meet

  • Abilene Christian University, Elmer Gray Staduim
  • 2225 Oliver Jackson Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-6943Jerrod Cook
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $8-Students; $12-Adults; Meet Pass: $20-Adults
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Top high school athletes compete.

UIL Region 2-1A Track and Field Meet

  • Abilene Christian University, Elmer Gray Stadium
  • 2225 Oliver Jackson Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-6943Jerrod Cook
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $8-Students; $12-Adults; Meet Pass: $20-Adult
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Top high school athletes compete.

Wylie Spring Clean FleaMarket

  • Wylie Christian Church
  • 6250 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-829-4959Roni Stanton
  • 04/25/14 - 04/26/14
  • Fri., 6 to 8 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fri., $2-Person; Sat., Free
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Handcrafted items, resale, yard sale items, assorted vendors, bake sale and youth fund raisers. May even be an auction of items and more... come check it out!

2014 Immunization Celebration Health Fair

  • Sears Park Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-692-5600Norma Sierra or Tammy Copeland
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free
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Children's Immunizations will be available (for children 0-18 years who meet TVFC guidelines). Bring your child's immunization records. We will have fun children activities and prizes.

ACU Opera Presents: Susannah

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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The story focuses on 18-year-old Susannah Polk, an innocent girl who is targeted as a sinner in the small mountain town of New Hope Valley, in the Southern American state of Tennessee. Influenced by the elders and elders' wives, ... Learn More

Buffalo Gap Historic Village Zombie Games

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William StreetBuffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3974Heather Reed
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $100-Team of 4 people
    $30-Individuals
    $25-Students & Members
    $20-VIP Spectators
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In this capture-the-flag style game, with elements of The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, players will be divided into camps to hunt for survival supplies throughout the village while trying to avoid the zombies. The camp with the most... Learn More

Dance Under the Stars

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-680-6355Bera Johnson
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
  • $5-Person
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Featuring the band 'Exit 277' who will be playing lively dance music.

Family Fun Saturdays 04-26-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 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
  • 325-674-2000Aaron Brooks
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 8 a.m.
  • $20-$80-Person
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Kiwanis Club of Abilene 65th Annual Pancake Day

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6018Ricki Brown
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 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.

MercyMe, Jamie Grace, Citizen Way Concert

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 636-734-5288Marshall Pennell
  • 04/27/14 - 04/27/14
  • Doors Open: 6 p.m.; Concert: 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $20-Person
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'Welcome to the New' tour, featuring three of the top bands in Christian music. MercyMe's new album, released two weeks ago, hit the Top 200 charts at #4. Be there this coming Sunday night for one of the best concert events of... Learn More

The Wizard of Oz

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 04/27/14 - 04/27/14
  • 2 p.m.
  • Varies
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The American Family Theater presents an original musical retelling of the classic children's novel. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and Cowardly Lion as they follow their quest on the yellow brick road, discovering that the ... Learn More

Lib-Con 2014

  • Abilene Public Library
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-2474Ann Mount
  • 04/28/14 - 05/03/14
  • Call for times.
  • Free
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Join us for a week of fun events at all three library locations, culminating in Free Comic Book Day on May 3, when the Main library will also host Pop-Culture Pictionary and a Cosplay Runway.

ACU Bands Concert

  • Abilene Christian University, Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 04/29/14 - 04/29/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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blur. the line between art and craft.

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 04/29/14 - 04/29/14
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • $10-Person
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Blur is a series of classes featuring activities that will blur the line between art and craft. Classes may include clay, jewelry making, among others. Join us this month as we learn more about the history of Letterpress. Participants ... Learn More

Taste of Abilene

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 04/29/14 - 04/29/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $30-Person
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Abilene's premier food, drink & music experience. Proceeds will benefit local nonprofits and culinary student scholarships.

ACU Choirs present: Carmina Burana

  • Abilene Christian University, Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 05/01/14 - 05/01/14
  • 7:30 pm
  • Free
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In collaboration with the ACU Orchestra.

HOT HOST Annual Recognition

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-2556Debi Schultz
  • 05/01/14 - 05/01/14
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Invitation Only
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The Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau recognizes local meeting hosts and presents hospitality awards.  - NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -

Tot Spot - May 2014

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 05/01/14 - 05/02/14
  • 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.

¬°Fiesta de Arte! A 25th Anniversary Celebration

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 05/01/14 - 05/01/14
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $50-Person
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A fiesta-style street dance with the Zach Harmon Band, celebrating the Center for Contemporary Arts' 25th Anniversary. Join us on 2nd Street between Pine and Cypress, next to Minter Park for mariachi music, Mexican tapas, beer and ... Learn More

Museums & Galleries

'A Leo H' by Anthony Huff

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/04/14 - 05/03/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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A collection of multi-layered and richly textured two and three dimensional mixed-media pieces that pull the viewer in to discover ever-deeper layers of images, words, and meaning.

'Fractured Figurations' by Kimberly J. Schaefer

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/04/14 - 05/03/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Paintings that investigate our identities and boundaries through exploration of the human form.

Creative Arts Club Annual Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/11/14 - 04/26/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Allen Say: A Sense of Place

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 03/13/14 - 05/30/14
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This acclaimed artist was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. Say is a Caldecott Medal winning artist for Grandfather's Journey and has won an honor for his work The Boy of the Three Year Nap. This exhibit, the core of which is ... Learn More

It Was Always There: Photographic Collections

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 03/18/14 - 05/03/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free

Photographer Carrie Jones Isaacson combines several pieces in one framed work to unite and form an intimate collection of objects for the viewer to consider. These particular objects are all representative of events or people who have ... Learn More

'Being Trevor' by photographer Ralph Zamarippa III

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 04/10/14 - 05/24/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Mozart & Friends

  • First Christian Church
  • 1420 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-673-7464Gwynn Haseltine
  • 04/26/14 - 04/26/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $10-Adults; $8-Senior Citizen, Student, Military
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The three youth choirs of Chorus Abilene will present an evening of music from Mozart, Strauss and Haydn and some fun pieces about the composers - recognizing their most famous works we hear and sometimes never recognize. This concert ... Learn More

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