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Events from 07/24/2014 to 07/31/2014

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Texas State 4-H Horse Show Annual State Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 07/19/14 - 07/26/14
  • Free
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              Cutting, jumping and precision riding are just a few of the styles of competition you will see throughout the week. Don't miss the ... Learn More

YBR - InVinci-Bull Youth Bull Riders World Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 817-822-1108Mike Vergari
  • 07/30/14 - 08/03/14
  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Admission: Varies Per Event
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This is the largest and richest youth bull riding association in the world with 300-plus kids, from ages 4-19, who compete every year. The YBR is a non-profit organization and has continued to focus on raising ... Learn More

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Ghost of the Bayou

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085Kelly Thompson
  • 05/25/14 - 09/08/14
  • Open Daily
  • Included in general admission.
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Come see a rare albino alligator in this special summer exhibit.

City of Abilene Summer Playground Camp Session 2

  • City of Abilene Recreation Centers
  • 633 WalnutAbilene
  • 325-676-6217Info.
  • 06/30/14 - 07/25/14
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $78-$108-Per Child

Designed for ages 6 through 13. A fun filled camp that has structured games, arts and crafts, activities, gym games, and more. Register online at www.abilenetx.com/recreation or in person at the Community Services Office located at 633 ... Learn More

Cowboy Mike

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 07/24/14 - 07/24/14
  • 11 a.m.
  • Free
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An engaging program all about the authentic west. Families will learn about authentic cowboy gear, life, as well as the art and artifacts of that time! Bring the entire family for a fun time!

Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion

  • Nelson Park, Festival Gardens
  • ES 11th St. and Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-677-7722Jayme Gonzales
  • 07/24/14 - 07/24/14
  • 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Free. Donations accepted to help fund dog runs at Abilene Animal Shelter's new wing.
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Schedule of Events: 5 p.m.-Gates Open; 5 to 8 p.m.-$24.99 Shots and $10 Microchips; 6:30 p.m.-Rescued Dog Reunion; 7 p.m.-Dachshund Races Begin. This is the show for every dog, not just the ones with papers! Come show off your rescued dog... Learn More

31st Annual Tour De Gap

  • Old Settler's Reunion Grounds
  • 325-677-2453Kelly MacDonald
  • 07/26/14 - 07/26/14
  • Registration: 6:30 a.m.; Race: 8 a.m.
    Course Closes: 2 p.m.
  • Entry Fees Vary
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Bike one of four routes: 11, 27, 52 and 77 miles. Benefiting the Food Bank of West Central Texas. Riders are chip timed by Cadence Sports.

Ask an Atheist Q&A with Russell Glasser

  • Abilene Public Library, Auditorium
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-260-7484Tim Leaf
  • 07/26/14 - 07/26/14
  • 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Free
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Glasser, rotating host of the Atheist Experience (a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas) will be speaking.

Celebrate the American Cowboy

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 07/26/14 - 07/26/14
  • 6 p.m.
  • $50-Person (Advance purchase required)
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Tom Perini will tell the tale of the cattle drives of Texas and the evolution of the chuck wagon. Enjoy dinner by Perini Ranch Steakhouse, then dance the night away under the stars to the live music of the Clearfork Boys with Josh Parker!... Learn More

Family Fun Saturdays 07-26-2014

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/26/14 - 07/26/14
  • 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

O-Line D-Line Technique Camp

  • D1 Abilene
  • 4351 Ridgemont Dr.Abilene
  • 832-698-4545Holly Reedy
  • 07/26/14 - 07/26/14
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • $58-Person
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Designed for ages 12-18. Featuring Defensive Line Coach Andrae Rowe. Andrae Row coaching highlights include: * 13-14 Defensive Line Coach at Abilene Christian University * 10-13 Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning Coach at Navarro ... Learn More

Musical VBS - 'Joshua: Bringing Down the House'

  • Southern Hills Church of Christ
  • 3364 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2670Ryan Maloney
  • 07/27/14 - 07/29/14
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
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Musical adventure for all ages (infant to 105 years old). Pre-register for tickets and t-shirt at www.sohillschurch.org/vbs Children 4th grade and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

City of Abilene Summer Playground Camp Session 3

  • City of Abilene Recreation Centers
  • 633 WalnutAbilene
  • 325-676-6217Info.
  • 07/28/14 - 08/15/14
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $78-$108-Per Child

Designed for ages 6 through 13. A fun filled camp that has structured games, arts and crafts, activities, gym games, and more. Register online at www.abilenetx.com/recreation or in person at the Community Services Office located at 633 ... Learn More

Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports State Games

  • Callahan County 4-H Range
  • FM 18 & PR 2791Baird
  • 325-698-4399David Ratliff
  • 07/28/14 - 08/02/14
  • Call for times and admission.
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Hunting, wildlife, muzzle loading, pistol and rifle events.

TxDOT Open House Meeting

  • T&P Depot
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6817Mary Belle Turner
  • 07/28/14 - 07/28/14
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
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The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting to seek input on the Texas Transportation Plan (TTP) 2040, the agency's long-range goals for all transportation modes, roadway infrastructure and prioritization of ... Learn More

Museums & Galleries

Home on The Range

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Emerald Cassidy
  • 05/08/14 - 08/09/14
  • Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m.
  • $4-$8-Person
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The exhibit is a celebration of Central West Texas, an often mislabeled 200,000+ sq. mi. area of the Lone Star State. The region’s 22 counties share a 19th and early 20th century history as an important concourse for indigenous ... Learn More

William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Sujata Shahane
  • 06/12/14 - 09/27/14
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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This new exhibition features work from both the film and book about the Robinsons, storyboards and drawings from his Oscar-winning animated short- film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and his feature length film Robots... Learn More

'Degrees of Separation'

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artist Member Kim Schaefer and fellow graduates from the University of Texas at Tyler art program present a diverse collection of works.

Then and Now - An Exhibit Spanning 25 Years

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
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Featureing the works of a dozen artists who have been artist members at the Center for Contemporary Arts since its inception 25 years ago. See works they created when the Center was begun and works created recently, demonstrating their ... Learn More

Voyage Vagabonds, Linda Stricklin & Bird Thomas

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Debbie Manns
  • 07/08/14 - 08/30/14
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat.
  • Free
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Artworks and the stories behind them, inspired by the artists' trip to Paris and the Biennali in Venice in 2013.

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Last updated July 24, 2014 at 04:15 PM MST