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Events from 04/20/2018 to 04/27/2018

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Cirque Italia - Aquatic Spectacular

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 941-704-8572Cirque Italia
  • 04/19/18 - 04/22/18
  • 7:30 p.m.

The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over while thrilling the audience with every move.

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My Sister's House-Spring-Sale

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Display Building
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-669-3529Kate Stover
  • 04/19/18 - 04/21/18
  • 9 a.m.
  • Free-Admission

Don’t miss the biggest annual consignment sale for women, men, juniors and home goods in Texas. Upscale consignment items at unbelievable prices.

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American Junior Rodeo Association

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum & Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-277-5824Mary McMullin
  • 04/20/18 - 04/22/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Watch as contestants compete in the AJRA Championship Rodeo. 

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ASC Track & Field Championships

  • McMurry University
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3800
  • 04/20/18 - 04/21/18
  • Fri., Preliminaries- 10 a.m., Field-2 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m., Finals-1 p.m.
  • Free

Watch as college athletes from across the state compete for the state title.

Kirk Goodwin Run

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 803-420-3835KGR
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • $30-Individual; $50-Two runners; $70-Three runners; $80-Four runners

The Kirk Goodwin Run (KGR) began in 1984 to support a family who lost a son to a fatal car accident. Thirty-four years later, we continue to remember that son – Kirk Goodwin – in hosting this event while raising funds to support local medical needs.

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3rd Annual Big Country Walk for Autism

  • Abilene Christian University, Elmer Gray Stadium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-733-8246Sara Collins
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free; Donations welcomed

Sponsored by REACH and hosted by ACU. All money raised will help fund community events, respite, scholarships and therapies.

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3rd Annual Bob Tiffany Miniature Golf Tournament

  • Prime Time Family Entertainment Center
  • 4541 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-260-6188Darla Flatt
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free

There will be a raffle along with the tournament. Items will include Dallas Cowboy memorabilia. The Abilene Founder Lions give 100% of funds raised to local and Lion charities.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 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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Masterworks IV: Abilene Philharmonic

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Jamaal Wicks
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $5-$42

Featuring some of Abilene's great talents, including Jeff Powers, Brent Phillips, Samuel Cook, Lynnette Chambers, and Mark Puckett. The program consists of works by iconic composers such as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Saint-Saens and more.

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PlayMaker

  • Beltway Park North
  • 2850 Hwy 351Abilene
  • 325-665-3489Dan Byerly
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $15-Person

PlayMaker is designed as a tool to motivate and inspire the audience to live life with a purpose. Our country is at a crucial point where living a life filled with character is critical for future generations. Featuring speaker Stephen Mackey, 2Words Character Development and New Balance Baseball, who brings an empowering, inspiring and equipping message to audiences of all backgrounds. 

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Spring Fling

  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • 1165 Minter Ln.Abilene
  • 919-920-1624Linda McDaniel
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Over 30 vendors for your shopping experience, food and live auctions going on all day. All money raised will be used to send our students to summer camp. 

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Storybook Saturday

  • Abilene Convention Center, Storybook Garden
  • Print Shop
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • $5-Per family

Face painting, bubbles, craft and special show by Abilene Chritian University Theatre Department, which will present a selection from their show that weekend 'James and the Giant Peach.'

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day 2018

  • Redbud YMCA Family Center
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-695-3400Brandi Underwood
  • 04/21/18 - 04/21/18
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free

For nearly 30 years, Healthy Kids Day® at the Y has been an annual tradition of inviting all youth and their families to play, explore, learn, and access healthy snacks. Featuring class demos, bounce houses, vendors, 1 mile fun run, free swim, food and more!

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CPAS Presents Circo Comedia

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 04/22/18 - 04/22/18
  • 2 p.m.
  • $9-Person; $8-Military

Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Jean Saucier, master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician will perform jaw-dropping feats from dizzying heights, while Patrick Côté, comic clown, expert roller skater and drummer, innocently tries his best to be the 'imperfect' assistant. 

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Lone Star Conference Golf Championship

  • Diamondback Golf Course
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 575-538-6235Kent Beatty
  • 04/22/18 - 04/24/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Men and women's NCAA Division 2 collegiate golf championship.

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My Emergency Room 24/7 + Urgent Care Grand Opening

  • My Emergency Room 24/7 + Urgent Care
  • 4438 S. Clack St.Abilene
  • 325-704-4470Kyle Karnei
  • 04/22/18 - 04/22/18
  • 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Free

Face painting, snow cones for the first 100 people, cotton candy, inflatables and a petting zoo. Live music by Kolby Hart, Tacolote food truck, Metrocare, and more.

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UIL Region 1-3A Golf Championships

  • Shady Oaks Golf Club
  • 3542 CR 268Baird
  • 325-674-4820Michael Rasor
  • 04/23/18 - 04/26/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

High school boys and girls compete for regional golf championships.

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The Heart & Soul of Faithworks - 15 Year Celebration

  • Abilene Christian University, Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-437-2272FaithWorks of Abilene
  • 04/24/18 - 04/24/18
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $50-Person; $350-Table of 8

Renowned Cuban/American artist, Rolando Diaz, will perform live and create an original oil on canvas to be auctioned at the end of the evening.

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DirectFest 2018

  • Van Ellis Theatre, Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-670-1405HSU Theatre Box Office
  • 04/25/18 - 04/28/18
  • April 25-26, 7:30 p.m.
    April 27-28, 2 p.m.
  • $10-General admission; $5-Seniors, military, students; Free-HSU faculty, staff and students

Annual one-act play festival directed, designed, performed and produced by HSU theater students. Four nights of fascinating theater.

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Arts Rally

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 04/26/18 - 04/26/18
  • Noon
  • Free

Celebrate how the arts enhance our community. We will share information on the Hotel Motel Tax as it pertains to the arts in light of the upcoming performance audit being conducted by the city. Please RSVP to info@abilenecac.org. Lunch provided.

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Open Road Series Featuring Bonnie Bishop

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Phone
  • 04/26/18 - 04/26/18
  • Rooftop opens, 6:30 p.m.; Main event, 8 p.m.
  • $40

Watch acclaimed artist, Bonnie Bishop, a Texas native known for her soulful Americana sound perform on the rooftop of the Grace Museum. There will be a food truck in front with food for purchase and beer and wine on the rooftop to enjoy during the concert. Proceeds from the concerts benefit Future Fund.

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NCCAA - Central Regional Team Tennis Tournament

  • McMurry University
  • 1401 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4657Coach Mark Hathorn
  • 04/27/18 - 04/28/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission
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Region 1-3A Track & Field Championships

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-4820Michael Rasor
  • 04/27/18 - 04/28/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

High school boys and girls compete in track and field events.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 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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Inaugural Gala: Andy Warhol- The Silver Factory

  • Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3775Kaylin Roberts
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $125- Single ticket; $1,200-Table of 8

Dance with Twyla Forman and Soul Free Revival. Also featuring a live auction and dinner catered by Betty Roses. 

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Newsboys United Tour

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6361Box Office
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 6 p.m.
  • $100-$25

Featuring Newsboys legends Peter Furler and Phil Joel with current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis and special guests Zeland. 

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Stomp Out Child Abuse

  • Red Bud Park
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-718-3327Lindsay Truelove
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 9 to 11 a.m.

5K Fun Run/Walk, with food, drinks, games, activities, and community partner booths. Hosted by Fatherhood EFFECT Program.

Touch a Truck

  • Chick-fil-A North Abilene
  • 1750 Hwy 351Abilene
  • 325-672-8844Lin Thompson
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free

Come out and explore the vehicles our local heroes use to keep our community safe! We will have a fire truck, police car and ambulance for the kids to explore on National Superhero Day! 

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Wings on the Wind Festival

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Park Ranger
  • 04/28/18 - 04/28/18
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $5-Park entry; Free-Festival

A celebration of all things that blow, fly and thrive in the West Texas wind! There will be stations about bats, butterflies, birds, flying seeds, wind and weather, solar spots and airplanes. Play parachute games, make cloud art and paper airplanes, and more! This event is provided by Texas Master Naturalists, and sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas AgriLife Extension.

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Arts Rally

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 04/30/18 - 04/30/18
  • 5 p.m.
  • Free

Celebrate how the arts enhance our community. We will share information on the Hotel Motel Tax as it pertains to the arts in light of the upcoming performance audit being conducted by the city. Please RSVP to info@abilenecac.org. Lunch provided.

Abilene Gives

  • Online Giving Event
  • 325-676-3883Megan
  • 05/01/18 - 05/01/18
  • Begins May 1; Midnight
    Ends May 2; 11:59 p.m.
  • Donation of your choice.

The Community Foundation of Abilene is hosting this 24-hour online giving event. Local nonprofits that sign up will have a profile on AbileneGives.org, and on May 1, the entire community is encouraged to go to the website and give to the charity of your choice. Let's see what a difference we can make when we all come together to support local causes! 

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Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 05/01/18 - 05/01/18
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $35-Person

Join the Chamber of Commerce as they honor Small Businesses. Awards to be given include Small Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Family Owned Business of the Year and more.

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Broadway in Abilene: Chicago

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451Randy Cole
  • 05/02/18 - 05/02/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary.

A razzle-dazzle tale of sin and celebrity and the recipient of six Tony® Awards, two Olivier® Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations.

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Abilene Woman's Club Mystery Dinner Theater

  • Abilene Woman's Club
  • 3425 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-698-1768Abilene Woman's Club
  • 05/03/18 - 05/03/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • $50

An evening of fine dining and theater enjoyment. 

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Abilene Young Professionals Summit & Membership Bash

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Laurin Kocurek
  • 05/03/18 - 05/03/18
  • Summit: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Membership Bash: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Member early bird-$15; Non-member early bird-$20
    After April 2, Member-$20; Non-member-$30

Activate curiosity and cultivate professional, personal and community growth through intentional development. Featuring speakers Bryan Penley, President, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Colonel David L. Owens, United States Air Force. Hear from five other community leaders during breakout sessions. Hang out after the Summit for the 4th Annual AYP Bash. 

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Tot Spot - May 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 05/03/18 - 05/04/18
  • 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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Art Adventure - May 2018

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/04/18 - 05/04/18
  • 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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Big Country Soccer Association Spring Fling

  • Abilene National Soccer Complex
  • 3025 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-1447Michael Brooks
  • 05/04/18 - 05/06/18
  • Call for times and admission.

Ages 16 and under compete.

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Relay for Life of the Big Country

  • Nelson Park, Festival Gardens
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-213-2600Karen Gray
  • 05/04/18 - 05/04/18
  • 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Life-changing cancer fundraising event that help fight back against cancer. There will be special events, games, music, food and fun.

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2nd Annual Superhero 5K/1K Fun Run

  • Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-6448Rhea Rodriguez
  • 05/05/18 - 05/05/18
  • 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • $25-Adults; Free-Children ages 12 and younger; $5-T-shirt; $5-Chip timer

Perfect for all ages and fitness levels. There will be costume contests held for adults, kids and pets. All proceeds will directly benefit Big Country CASA in our efforts to recruit and train CASA volunteers to give a “voice” to abused and neglected children in court and the Taylor County foster care system.

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Broadway a la Carte: Abilene Philharmonic

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Jamaal Wicks
  • 05/05/18 - 05/05/18
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $5-$47

Nutshell presentations of best-loved musicals Hello, Dolly!, Evita, Les Miserables, and South Pacific acted and sung by Broadway darlings Jocelyn Hansen, Kristi Tingle Higginbotham, Kristen Hertzenberg, Bruce Ewing and Jason Forbach.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/05/18 - 05/05/18
  • 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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Smiles for Life Poker Run

  • Kent’s Harley Davidson
  • 3106 S. Clack St.Abilene
  • 325-692-2423Southwest Dental Care of Abilene
  • 05/05/18 - 05/05/18
  • Registration, 9 a.m.; First bike, 10 a.m.; Last bike, 11 a.m.

The Poker Run will be a 100-125 mile route returning to Kent’s Harley Davidson for live music and food. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place poker hands will be awarded. This event is by donation only. Sponsored by SWDC of Abilene, Kent’s Harley Davidson and Children’s Miracle Network and benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.

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USTA May Challenger

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 05/05/18 - 05/06/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Challenger boys' and girls' singles: 78' Yellow Ball, ages 12-18. 

District 11 Pixie 6/U & 8/U Qualifier

  • 325-676-6442Donnie Hart
  • 05/11/18 - 05/13/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Softball tournament hosted by USA Softball of Texas District 11.

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Paramount Film Series: Funny Face

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 05/11/18 - 05/12/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

Struck by her beauty, a successful photographer invites a bookstore employee to go with him to France where he snaps her in fashion photos against iconic Paris backdrops. Romance blooms but hurdles impede the process. Starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson. Color; 103 minutes; Not rated; 1957

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Abilene Christian University Graduation

  • Abilene Christian University, Moody Coliseum
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2236Registrar's Office
  • 05/12/18 - 05/12/18
  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Free

11 a.m. Commencement: College of Arts and Sciences

3 p.m. Commencement: College of Biblical Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Services, and the School of Nursing

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Big Country's Strongest Man/Woman 2018

  • Dyess Air Force Base
  • 697 Louisiana Ave.Abilene
  • 817-201-5020Cameron Wiley
  • 05/12/18 - 05/13/18
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $60

The inaugural strongman competition in the Big Country. Perfect for those weight lifters who want a new challenge. All registration proceeds will go to Make A Wish.

Dyess Big Country Air and Space Expo

  • Dyess AFB
  • Dyess AFB Flight LineAbilene
  • 325-696-2863Dyess Public Affairs Office
  • 05/12/18 - 05/13/18
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free

A weekend full of fun and flight featuring a variety of static and in-air displays including Tora! Tora! Tora! There will also be a kid zone and other great activities for the whole family. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/12/18 - 05/12/18
  • 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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Hardin-Simmons University Graduation

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Behrens Auditorium
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1000Hardin-Simmons University
  • 05/12/18 - 05/12/18
  • 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Free

10 a.m. Commencement: Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics, Logsdon School of Theology, and Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. 

2 p.m. Commencement: Kelley College of Business, Irvin School of Education, and College of Fine Arts

 

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McMurry University Graduation

  • McMurry University, Kimbrell Arena
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3888Registrar's Office
  • 05/12/18 - 05/12/18
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free
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Grand Opening of The Miracle of Israel Exhibit

  • The Discovery Center
  • 810 Butternut St.abilene
  • 325-673-5050Paul Cornelius
  • 05/14/18 - 05/14/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • Donations accepted.

A special evening of guest speakers, Hebrew music and dedication of the new exhibit building to honor Israel for her 70th birthday. Enjoy foods of Israel and be of the first to take in artifacts, displays and multimedia presentations to commence this event.

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Big Daddy Weave with Brandon Heath

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 714-545-8900Transparent Productions
  • 05/15/18 - 05/15/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • $20-$75

Purchase your tickets to experience the Jesus I Believe Tour.

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Abilene Kennel Club Annual Dog Shows

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1801 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-893-5793Terry Steele
  • 05/18/18 - 05/20/18
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Four dog shows in three days with exhibitors/judges from all parts of Texas and across the US, Mexico and Canada. There will be obedience events, conformation events and many different vendors.

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Back the Blue Car Show

  • Former K-Mart Parking Lot
  • 4565 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 815-631-4800Tony Gruenwald
  • 05/19/18 - 05/19/18
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Car Show Participation: $15-Pre-Registration; $20-Day of registration
    Free to attend

Help raise money for Taylor County Sheriff's Officers Association and Abilene Police Officer's Association by registering your vehicle or motorcyle or attending this event. Also featuring food trucks, vendors and raffles. 

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BCMG Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation Education

  • Abilene Christian University, McDaniel House
  • 1618 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-672-6048Jane Rowan
  • 05/19/18 - 05/19/18
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

Understand the benefits of drip irrigation, rain barrels and rainwater harvesting for your plant and garden irrigation purposes. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/19/18 - 05/19/18
  • 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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Texas Archery Shooters Assoc. Federation Qualifier

  • Abilene Bowhunters Association
  • 5001 FM 89Tuscola
  • 325-370-6105
  • 05/19/18 - 05/20/18
  • Call for times and admission.

Watch as shooters compete to have the best archery skills in the state. 

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Downtown Revitalization Beginnings: The Grace 25 Years

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 09/26/17 - 08/11/18
  • 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-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members and active duty military

The Grace Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary in this beautifully restored historic building that sits in the heart of Downtown Abilene. This exhibition highlights the renovation and restoration efforts through photographs, newspapers, and the actual model created in 1986.

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History of Photography: Cameras Before the iPhone

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 09/26/17 - 08/11/18
  • 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-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members and active duty military

Award-winning photographer and physician, Dr. Paul Sokal MD, explores the rapid pace of technological change through large format color photographs of the relics of once-revolutionary products now replaced by cell phones.

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Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Debbie Lillick
  • 02/08/18 - 05/19/18
  • 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Organized and toured by the NCCIL, this will be the largest collection of CSK Illustrator Medal and Honor-winning art ever assembled. Following its debut at the NCCIL, this exhibition will tour nationwide.

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Spring

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 02/27/18 - 04/28/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Free

The Center's artist member group exhibit. 

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Iron Show: Forged, Fabricated & Found

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 03/06/18 - 04/28/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Artwork by Kevin Stanford.

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Iron Show: Forged, Fabricated & Found

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 03/06/18 - 04/28/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Artwork by Kevin Stanford.

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ACU Senior Show

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389CCA
  • 03/07/18 - 04/28/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thurs., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Featuring artists Chancey Sanders, Nicki DiCicco and Anthia Nibizi. 

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Deliberate Distraction: Shawn Smith and Rusty Scruby

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/28/18 - 08/11/18
  • 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-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members and active duty military

The common misconception that art and science are so vastly different, that they never overlap, is discredited by two contemporary artists, Rusty Scruby and Shawn Smith, whose work proves that the union of these two disciplines, like the brain’s neuropathways between our right (artistic) and left (analytical) hemispheres, is the sweet spot known as creativity. 

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Divine Order: Conan Chadbourne

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/28/18 - 08/11/18
  • 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-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members and active duty military

Conan Chadbourne studied mathematics and physics at New York University and has worked in experimental physics research, digital imaging and printing, graphic design, and documentary film production. His work is motivated by a fascination with the occurrence of mathematical and scientific imagery in traditional art forms, and the frequently mystical or cosmological significance found in such imagery.