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Events from 05/25/2018 to 06/01/2018

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Wild Wild West Karate Meet

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7022Larry Fields
  • 05/25/18 - 05/26/18
  • Call for times and admission.

Amateur Organization of Karate sanctioned tournament for all ages.

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Original Team Roping - May District 2 Roping

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 254-559-4911Jeff Kanady
  • 05/26/18 - 05/26/18
  • All day
  • Free-Spectators

Monthly competition leading up to the finals in July.

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Spaw Pet Adoption Event

  • Spaw Pet Grooming & Boutique
  • Suite 41
  • 3301 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-704-6045Stephane
  • 05/26/18 - 05/26/18
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free

Bringing several local adoption groups together who have pets looking for their forever home.

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Full Pitch Soccer Academy

  • Madison Middle School
  • 3145 Barrow. St.Abilene
  • 325-660-3617
  • 06/01/18 - 06/02/18
  • 8:15 a.m.
  • See website for pricing and registration.

Designed for players who are serious about reaching their highest potential.

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Pixie 6/U & 8/U West State Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6442Donnie Hart
  • 06/01/18 - 06/03/18
  • 5 p.m.- Opening ceremonies
  • Call for admission.

Softball tournament hosted by USA Softball of Texas. 

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Abilene Outdoor Adventure Day

  • Nelson Park, Back Pond
  • 2070 Zoo Lane.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 06/02/18 - 06/02/18
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Families will have multiple opportunities to learn about outdoor recreational opportunities in the Big Country as well as environmental conservation, stewardship, and wellness. Test fishing skills by participating in angler education and fishing for catfish, connect with nature through wildlife and plant education activities, test archery and air rifle skills and explore camping, geocaching, kayaking, family friendly activities and so much more!

Five Tool West Abilene Christian Qualifier

  • ACU, HSU, Wylie HS, Cooper HS and Abilene HS
  • 505-856-2255Ryan Brewer
  • 06/02/18 - 06/04/18
  • Call for times and admission

Baseball qualifier for the Five Tool Show for 16U and 17U.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Daniels Session 1

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/04/18 - 06/15/18
  • 7:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Wild & Crazy Carnival Camp: A circus of fun with an education presentation from the Abilene Zoo, and a magician.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 1

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/04/18 - 06/15/18
  • 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Jumanji Camp: Explore the wilderness while learning about animals and nature.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Cobb Session 1

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/04/18 - 06/15/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Who Dunnit Camp: For this camp you will discover a fun and challenging way to solve the mystery and search for hidden items in a scavenger hunt.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Sears Session 1

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 06/04/18 - 06/15/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Geeky Greatness Camp: Test your reading, writing, creativity, and science skills.

West Texas Junior Open

  • Abilene Country Club and Fairway Oaks Country Club
  • 817-938-3708Chandra Hall
  • 06/06/18 - 06/07/18
  • Call for times and admission

Boy and girl golfers age 6 years to 18 years old compete.

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Tot Spot - June 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 06/07/18 - 06/08/18
  • 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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24th Annual Stars Over Abilene Regional Quilt Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-620-4193Vicki Craig
  • 06/08/18 - 06/09/18
  • Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6; $5-Ages 62 and older; Free-Children 12 and younger

Abilene Quilters Guild will hold a quilt show featuring 200 quilts for viewing, over 20 vendors featuring quilt related items, snack bar, and a raffle quilt with proceeds benefiting Abilene Habitat for Humanity.

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Dynamic Discs presents the Abilene Wild Hair

  • Will Hair Park
  • 302 E.N. 22nd St.Abilene
  • 06/09/18 - 06/10/18
  • Call for times
  • Free to spectators

A Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned tournament.

TSL 16-18U Abilene Opener

  • ACU, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universties
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 06/14/18 - 06/17/18
  • 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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Paramount Film Series: It Happened One Night

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620George Levesque
  • 06/15/18 - 06/16/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

In Frank Capra's romantic comedy, a spoiled heiress running away from her father is helped by a reporter in need of a story. Starring: Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable; Color, 105 minutes, Not rated, 1934.

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3rd Annual Boss Memorial Poker Run

  • Kent's Harley Davidson
  • 3106 S. Clack St.Abilene
  • 432-967-2124Donna Davis
  • 06/16/18 - 06/16/18
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $30

Benefiting the Correctional Peace Officer's Foundation.

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Butterfly In The Park Memorial Service

  • Grover Nelson Park, Festival Gardens
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-793-5450Brynn Dempsey
  • 06/16/18 - 06/16/18
  • 11 a.m.
  • Free

Join West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Hospice of the Big Country for this annual event followed by a picnic lunch. The butterfly release is a unique expression of cherished memories of loved ones and a time of hope and healing. For questions and to RSVP, please call. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/16/18 - 06/16/18
  • 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 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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29th Annual Rehab Show Lamb and Meat Goat Sale

  • Wylie ISD Ag Barn
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3512Stephanie Childers
  • 06/19/18 - 06/19/18
  • Dinner, 6 p.m.; Auction, 7 p.m.
  • Free-Admission

The auction begins with lambs followed by the goat sale being judged by Marvin Ensor. Also join for beans and corn-bread served by the Rehab Chuckwagon. 

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Open Road Series Featuring Charley Crockett

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Phone
  • 06/21/18 - 06/21/18
  • Rooftop opens, 6:30 p.m.; Main event, 8 p.m.
  • $40

Watch award winning Amricana musician artist Charley Crockett 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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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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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.