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Events from 10/30/2014 to 11/06/2014

Events Calendar

Return of the Haunted Island

  • 401 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-668-5707Keith Sanders
  • 10/29/14 - 10/31/14
  • Dark to Midnight
  • $10-Person
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Providing great scary fun for 32 years. Hosted by The Men of Frater Sodalis.

ACU Orchestra Halloween Concert

  • ACU-Cullen Auditorium
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 10/30/14 - 10/30/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Chess Lessons @ The Grace Museum

  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 10/30/14 - 10/30/14
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Members of the Abilene Chess Club (ACC) will teach the classes every Thursday in October and November (excluding Thanksgiving).

Hired for Cow Work: Not Hollywood's Cowboy

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 10/30/14 - 10/30/14
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Curator, Michael Grauer, this will be an engaging presentation, with a special twist, about artists, cowboys and the true West.

Mall of Abilene Fall Festival & Costume Contest

  • Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Laurie McAdams
  • 10/30/14 - 10/30/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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A night of fall fun featuring games provided by local organizations, prizes, candy and a costume contest! Costume contest is open to children ages 0-12 and will begin at 7 p.m. Pre-registration begins at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. ... Learn More

30th Anniversary screening of 'Ghostbusters'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Box Office
  • 10/31/14 - 10/31/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children
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Celebrate Halloween at this family fun film. 1984 - Color - 107 minutes - PG.

Big Country Soccer Assn. - Invitational Tournament

  • Abilene National Soccer Complex
  • 3025 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-1447Michael Brooks
  • 10/31/14 - 11/02/14
  • Call for times and admission.
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Live @ The Silo: Kevin Fowler

  • 5477 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-260-1362
  • 10/31/14 - 10/31/14
  • Doors Open: 6 p.m.; Band: 7 p.m.
  • $20-$25-Person (Must be 18 or older)
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This good-timing, tradition-steeped and honky-tonk-stomping Amarillo native just released his 7th album 'How Country Are Ya?'

Runway of Terror 'Fears and Phobias'

  • 4886 Newman Rd.Abilene
  • 325-261-0723Info.
  • 10/31/14 - 11/01/14
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • $10-Person; $5-Ages 5 and younger
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A Destination Imagination haunted house. Be prepared to ask "What is my greatest fear?" because you will meet it here.

Western Horseman Stock Horse World Championship

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 855-846-7468Kim Lindsey
  • 10/31/14 - 11/02/14
  • Time and admissions vary
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SHOT and Collegiate Only Competition.

ZombieFest

  • Domination Paintball
  • 7234 Hwy. 277 SouthAbilene
  • 325-690-1051Angel Seca
  • 10/31/14 - 11/01/14
  • 7:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • $12-Person
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After gathering your food, water and supplies, in a scary maze of Zombies, you get to defend yourself from brain eating Zombies using special ammo to save your group and maybe the world.

Family Fun Saturdays 11-01-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • 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

Grapevine Farms Fall Harvest Festival

  • 2826 West Lake Rd.Abilene
  • 325-665-7818Paul Thomas
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • 1 to 6 p.m.
  • $35-Adult (all inclusive wine tasting)
    $20-Student (festival only)
    Free-Ages 13 and younger
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Activities include inflatables, Texas wine tasting, local music, hay rides, pumpkin patch, vegetable harvest, goat, chicken and turkey roundup, egg gathering and other activities for all ages. Local food demonstrations will be given.

Grapevine Farms Farm-to-Table Harvest Luncheon

  • Grapevine Farms
  • 2826 West Lake Rd (FM 600)Abilene
  • 325-665-7818Paul Thomas
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • $100-Person
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The Grapevine Farms Farm-to-Table Luncheon features a gourmet, organic menu prepared by Chef Larry Doscher of Texas Blues Catering along with wine pairing by the Mill Winery. Proceeds of the luncheon and festival to follow benefit ... Learn More

Neon Parrot Lounge Launch Party

  • The Majestic
  • 181 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-701-9996Andrea Robison
  • 11/01/14 - 11/01/14
  • VIP Pre-show Party: 7 p.m.; General Admission: 8 p.m.
  • $15-VIP Pre-show Party; $5-General Admission
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Don't miss the premier of downtown Abilene's swankiest new music venue. Cocktail attire is required.

USSSA - Youth Baseball Kings of the Diamond

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-829-7483Jason Johnson
  • 11/01/14 - 11/02/14
  • Call for game times and admission.
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Annual youth baseball qualifier.

ACU Guest Artist Recital: Lungta Duo & Nick Lantz

  • Williams Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2199Emily Berry
  • 11/03/14 - 11/03/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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34th Annual Jr. League Christmas Carousel

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1879Jr. League
  • 11/06/14 - 11/09/14
  • Thursday, Preview Sale (advance tickets only)
    Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies
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A weekend filled with shopping and entertainment for children and adults of all ages. Approximately 100 merchants from all over Texas and surrounding states participate in selling everything from gift, food, clothing, jewelry to ... Learn More

Chess Lessons @ The Grace Museum

  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sarah Collins
  • 11/06/14 - 11/06/14
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free
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Members of the Abilene Chess Club (ACC) will teach the classes every Thursday in November (excluding Thanksgiving).

Divine Dreams: An Interfaith Discussion

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 11/06/14 - 11/06/14
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free
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A panel discussion with the Abilene Interfaith Council; featuring presenters from various faith traditions. The panel will discuss the role of dreams in sacred texts and writings. Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives will ... Learn More

John Mitchell Prework Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 11/06/14 - 11/07/14
  • Call for times and admission.
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The Prophet Darla, by Jared Strange

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1404Box Office
  • 11/06/14 - 11/08/14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $5-Sr. Citizens & Military
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Little Babylon, Texas, is rocked when the local drug store clerk is deemed a prophet with the power to heal. As the eccentric locals stream in to get a closer look, we may even catch a glimpse of ourselves. Or at the very least, we may ... Learn More

Tot Spot - Nov. 2014

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 11/06/14 - 11/07/14
  • 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.

Museums & Galleries

Julie Speed Paper Cut

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 08/12/14 - 02/14/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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Featuring intricate collage work with elements of the surreal and real combined to explore the thoughts and feelings that haunt the human experience throughout history. Marfa-based Speed is known for her paintings, drawings and etchings ... Learn More

Keith Carter: Ordinary Mysteries

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 02/14/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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A selection of Carter’s masterful photographs described as magic in the mundane and poetry of the commonplace. Lauded as a transcendental realist, east Texas native,Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has ... Learn More

Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 09/12/14 - 01/10/15
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $3-$6-Person
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A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by legendary Texas artist, Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes.  Part of the Altered States... Learn More

"In Retrospect" McMurry Homecoming Alumni exhibit

  • Amy Graves Ryan Gallery
  • 1642 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4859Jennifer Nichols
  • 10/02/14 - 11/07/14
  • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free
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Featuring Linda Stricklin, 1989 Alumni Art Exhibit. Reception -- Friday October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

My Friend Eric Rohmann

  • National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 10/09/14 - 01/30/15
  • 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Rohmann won the Caldecott Honor for Time Flies and the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit. Rohmann has illustrated 15 children’s books and written 7 of his own. Although Rohmann primarily uses oil paints, he has experimented with ... Learn More

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Last updated October 27, 2014 at 04:44 PM MST