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Events from 05/04/2015 to 05/11/2015

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National Tourism Week Kickoff Rally

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-2556Nanci Liles
  • 05/04/15 - 05/04/15
  • 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Free
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Celebrate one of the largest industries in Abilene as we kickoff National Tourism Week. A special tribute to Brian Green and tourism awards will be presented.

Anime Club @ Your Library

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Library
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-2474Amanda Sasser
  • 05/05/15 - 05/05/15
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Your Abilene Public Library is bringing back the Anime Club, for young adults ages 14-25, and designed for all who have an interest in anime and manga. Each month we'll watch anime episodes and participate in other fun activities to ... Learn More

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros

  • Abilene Public Library, Mockingbird Branch
  • 1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.Abilene
  • 325-437-7323Darla Casella
  • 05/05/15 - 05/05/15
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free
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Dia is a celebration of our year-long commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures. Events will include a family-friendly storytime featuring bilingual Spanish & English stories, fun ... Learn More

Good Soil, Healthy Trees with Bruce Kreitler

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6025Dennis Miller
  • 05/05/15 - 05/05/15
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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This local certified arborist, with Broken Willow Tree Service, will talk about the importance of good soil to tree growth and health. He'll also be on hand to address any other tree health issues. Come out and get the tips and advice... Learn More

Foster Care Information Meeting

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • 3150 Vogel Ave.Abilene
  • 940-521-5028Herbert Brister
  • 05/07/15 - 05/07/15
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Free
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Learn how to become a foster parent. There will be representatives from CPS and local Child Placing Agencies there to give a short presentation and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tot Spot - May 2015

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 05/07/15 - 05/08/15
  • 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.

Western Heritage Classic

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 05/07/15 - 05/09/15
  • Admission: Varies
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To preserve the heritage of the ranch cowboy, this event features a parade, world’s largest bit and spur show, western art, chuckwagon cook-off, ranch rodeo, nightly dances, invitational ranch hose sale, Ranch Horse Association of ... Learn More

Leadercast

  • Beltway Park Church North Campus
  • 2850 Hwy. 351Abilene
  • 325-692-6540Laura Phillips
  • 05/08/15 - 05/08/15
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $60-$70-Person; $35-Military
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Join us with your team or staff for a live simulcast featuring top business leaders including Andy Stanley, Seth Godin, and Rudy Guiliani. Be equipped to bravely take on your next leadership challenge. Purchase tickets online at www.... Learn More

Paramount Film Series: Random Harvest

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Box Office
  • 05/08/15 - 05/09/15
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children
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An amnesiac WWI vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life. Starring: Ronald Coleman, Greer Garson. 1942 - B&W - 126 min. - NR

Chautauqua Learning Series: 'History Film'

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 05/09/15 - 05/09/15
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free
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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 ... Learn More

Family Flix @ South Branch, 05-09-15

  • Abilene Public Library, South Branch
  • 1401 S. Danville Dr.Abilene
  • 325-698-7565Alyssa Crow
  • 05/09/15 - 05/09/15
  • 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Free (registration required)
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Family Flix is a monthly program featuring a movie for the entire family to enjoy. Popcorn and drinks will be provided and you're welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the movie. Space is limited. Registrants must sign in at ... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 05-09-2015

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/09/15 - 05/09/15
  • 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

Make, Craft, Create: Upcycled Herb Garden

  • Abilene Public Library, Mockingbird Branch
  • 1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.Abilene
  • 325-437-7323Anne Ellis
  • 05/11/15 - 05/11/15
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Free - Registration Required
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Who says crafts are just for kids? Join us as we make, craft, and create DIY projects of all kinds. We invite seniors and stay-at-home adults to join us for craft projects as a great way to have run while connecting with neighbors and ... Learn More

Texas Author Series with Tim Madigan

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6017Janis Test
  • 05/11/15 - 05/11/15
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Free
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Madigan of Arlington is the author of 'I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers' (TV's Mister Rogers). Madigan will share stories about their relationship over the years. Lunch will be available for $5 or you can ... Learn More

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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