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Events from 06/22/2018 to 06/29/2018

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Daniels Session 2

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/18/18 - 06/29/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Let's Move Camp: Have fun through competitions and fitness challenges, including a demonstration from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 2

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/18/18 - 06/29/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Once Upon A Time Camp: Find your inner superhero or princess.

City of Abilene Summer Camp Sears Session 2

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/18/18 - 06/29/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Game Changer Camp: Learn new techniques that will change your game.

City of Abilene Summer Camps Cobb Session 2

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/18/18 - 06/29/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Sports Maniacs Camp. Test your skills with games, crafts, and a water gun shoot out.

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80th Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theater
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838Fort Griffin Fandangle
  • 06/22/18 - 06/23/18
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m.
  • $10-$20-Person

Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical is present on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and railroads and the Concord Stagecoach that ran between Albany and Fort Worth. Threatening prairie fires, a giant rattlesnake, a rowdy frontier town, and discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/23/18 - 06/23/18
  • 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.

ITA Summer Circuit

  • Abilene Christian University and Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 325-674-2218John Walker
  • 06/23/18 - 06/26/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Intercollegiate Tennis Association sanctioned Summer Circuit tennis tournament. 

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Rickmobile Don't Even Trip Roadtrip

  • Record Guys
  • 701 S. Leggett Dr.Abilene
  • 919-818-9852Ashley Dize
  • 06/23/18 - 06/23/18
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Merchandise prices vary

The #Rickmobile is a one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop that offers exclusive, custom-designed Rick and Morty collectibles. Limited quantities. Please note, queue line may be capped.

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AAU Track and Field Jr. Olympic National Qualifier

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 817-889-5175
  • 06/28/18 - 07/01/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Athletes compete to qualify for nationals.

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80th Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theater
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838Fort Griffin Fandangle
  • 06/29/18 - 06/30/18
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m.
  • $10-$20-Person

Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical is present on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and railroads and the Concord Stagecoach that ran between Albany and Fort Worth. Threatening prairie fires, a giant rattlesnake, a rowdy frontier town, and discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.

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  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 817-925-9914Nick Heitz
  • 06/29/18 - 07/01/18
  • Call for times and admission

16U -18U select baseball compettition. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/30/18 - 06/30/18
  • 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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City of Abilene Summer Camp Cobb Session 3

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/02/18 - 07/13/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Creativity Camp. Let your creativity flow as we discover together new perspectives and ideas in team based challenges, fun puzzles, STEM activities, and arts and crafts. No camp July 4.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Daniels Session 3

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/02/18 - 07/13/18
  • 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Score! Sports Galore: Play a sport every day and test your skills at new ones. No camp July 4.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 3

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/02/18 - 07/13/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Around the World Camp: Learn archery and other activities from around the globe. No camp July 4th. 

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Sears Session 3

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/02/18 - 07/13/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Outlast Island Camp. No camp July 4th. 

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Abilene Freedom Festival Stars and Stripes Parade

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 07/03/18 - 07/03/18
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Free

Celebrate the 4th of July by attending the parade in the heart of downtown. 

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Grand Opening: Premiere LUX Cine' 10

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 07/03/18 - 07/03/18
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free

Activities for the day include: Free showing of Sing; ribbon cutting, radio remote, giveaways, drawings for goodies, face-painting, bounce house, food and refreshments.

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Stamford Art Foundation 45th Annual Preview Party

  • John Selmon Memorial Gallery
  • 107 E. McHarg St.Stamford
  • 325-793-3507Karla Brown
  • 07/03/18 - 07/03/18
  • 6 p.m.
  • $70-At the door; $60-Advanced

Celebrating western art, food, and dance like no other event in Texas. This annual event brings people together from Stamford, Abilene, and beyond to celebrate the western-heritage art and artists of Texas.

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Frontier Fourth

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. Williams St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Taylor Hankins
  • 07/04/18 - 07/04/18
  • Parade, 8:30 to 9 a.m.
    Gates open, 9:45 a.m.
  • $3; Free-Ages 3 and younger

Enjoy a small town parade, crafts, games, tea party, and more in the gorgeous setting of a historic town. Food will be available for purchase. 

Little League Baseball Sectional Play-Offs

  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/05/18 - 07/08/18
  • Call for times
  • Call for admission
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Tot Spot - July 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 07/05/18 - 07/06/18
  • 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.

TSL 16-18U Abilene Showcase

  • ACU, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universties
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 07/05/18 - 07/08/18
  • Call for times.
  • Call for admission.

Texas Showcase League Baseball Showcase with select baseball teams featuring high school baseball players from the local and surrounding areas competing at ACU, Hardin Simmons and McMurry Universities. Many of these players will move on to play at the collegiate level and beyond.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/07/18 - 07/07/18
  • 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.

Texas West State Little League Intermediate Baseball

  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/12/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

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Paramount Film Series: Rio Bravo

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620George Levesque
  • 07/13/18 - 07/14/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter to hold the brother of a local bad guy in jail. Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin; Color, 141 minutes, Not rated, 1959.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/14/18 - 07/14/18
  • 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 West State Little League Softball Championships

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-829-1567Abby McConnell
  • 07/14/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

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Texas West State Little League Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/14/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

Folds of Honor Junior Championship hosted by Bob Estes

  • Abilene Country Club - Fairway Oaks Course
  • 325-734-3310Frank Johnson
  • 07/15/18 - 07/19/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Open golf tournament for boys and girls, ages 12-19. Sanctioned by AJGA.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Cobb Session 4

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Blast to the Past Camp: We will feature Disco, Jurassic age of dinosaurs, and Space Age.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 4

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Blast Off to a Great Time Camp: Get looney through fun competitions about space.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Sears Session 4

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Pathfinders Camp: Choose a path of fun activities such as, cooking, acting, sports, or others.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Daniels Session 4

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the #ISSA Challenge Camp: Challenge yourself in board games, gym games, trivia, and sports.

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ACU Movies on The Hill: 'Peter Rabbit'

  • Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium
  • 825 E Ambler AveAbilene
  • 325-674-2607Emerald Cassidy
  • 07/19/18 - 07/19/18
  • 6:30 p.m.- Gates open; 7:30 p.m.- Movie begins
  • Free

Sit in the stands or lounge on the field and enjoy this family movie. Concession stands will be open, so come hungry. Please note: No chairs, food or drinks will be allowed on the field.

TSL State Championship

  • ACU, HSU and McMurry Universities
  • ACU, HSU and McMurry UniversitiesAbilene
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 07/19/18 - 07/22/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Texas Showcase League Baseball hosts the State Championship competition for 16U.

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9th Annual AYSA High School Volleyball Showcase

  • Cooper High School
  • 3639 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Jon Smith
  • 07/20/18 - 07/21/18
  • Call for times and general admission pricing.
  • $700-Team; $800-Team and lunch package

Combination pool and bracket play. Registration deadline is June 30, 2018.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/21/18 - 07/21/18
  • 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.

Museums & Galleries

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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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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.