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Events from 11/20/2017 to 11/27/2017

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USTA Super Champs Major Zone

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 11/18/17 - 11/20/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

USTA sanctioned tennis tournament. Boys and girls ages 12-18 compete.

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Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Kids Run

  • Start and finish at Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-669-0846Traci Graham
  • 11/23/17 - 11/23/17
  • Race Day packet pick-up and late registration- 7 to 8 a.m.
    5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
    1 mile kids fun-run- 9:15 a.m.
  • Early Registration:$25-Adult; $75-Team; $15-Child younger than age 12
    Late Registration: $35-Adult; $125-Team; $20-Child younger than age 12

Hosted by Abilene Runner's Club. This is a walking and family friendly event so gather your friends and family and start your Thanksgiving off with some fun. Race proceeds benefit West Texas Rehab Center and Abilene Runner's Club.

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Thanksgiving Throwdown

  • The Big Country Race Way
  • 5601 W. StamfordAbilene
  • 325-673-4233Sterling Robertson
  • 11/24/17 - 11/26/17
  • Call for times
  • $15-Person; Ages 12 & younger free with adult purchase; $2 military/student discount; $30-weekend armband

Drag racing at its best.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 11/25/17 - 11/25/17
  • 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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Christmas Women's Worship

  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Activity Center
  • 525 Beech St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7814Jamie Cauchon
  • 11/29/17 - 11/29/17
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free

Worship will be led by Rev. Felicia Hopkins. At the conclusion of the service, refreshments will be served. Come and worship as we celebrate the blessed one.

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27th Annual Christmas Lane

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Volunteer Services
  • 12/01/17 - 12/23/17
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Lighted outdoor Christmas displays as well as an indoor display that includes animated dolls and figures.

 

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Art Adventure

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/01/17 - 12/01/17
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free; Reservations requested

This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

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Celebration Singers 20th Anniversary

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 12/01/17 - 12/01/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • Free-Donations appreciated

Join Abilene's premiere show choir for a delightful time of fun-filled holiday tunes.

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Christmas to Remember - Family Fun Night

  • First United Methodist
  • 202 Butternut St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6769Marisa Vasquez
  • 12/01/17 - 12/01/17
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Pictures with Santa, crafts and activities for the kids, hot chocolate bar and reading of the Christmas Story. Event is indoor/outdoor.

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A Sleeping Beauty Christmas

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-370-6291Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • $9

A king and his queen are delighted at the December birth of their daughter and throw a huge Christmas party. They fail to invite a powerful sorceress, however, who then casts a perpetual sleeping spell over the palace. Love, of course, eventually prevails to awaken the sleeping princess and her royal court and return the kingdom to joyful life. The production comes from The Panto Company, USA.

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Abilene Philharmonic presents Christmas at My Place

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 3 p.m., family matinee & 7:30 p.m.
  • $5-$47-Person

Bring in the season with a joyful program featuring Travis Cloer.

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Bliss Holiday Gift Market

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 405-401-7193Montage Festivals
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5; Free-Children 12 and younger

A one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted one of a kind items, artisan designs, boutiques, antique and vintage bliss, sparkly jewels, home decor, re-purposed, funky junk and more. 

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Boot Scootin' at Eller Hall

  • Eller Hall
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $4-$10

Live music with Midnight Blue food and dessert trucks, friends and family, and small town fellowship.

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Christmas Home Tour

  • Abilene Woman's Club
  • 3425 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-733-8999Debbie Blake
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $20-Person

Tour homes beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 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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Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Display Building
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 806-253-1322Kim Sansom
  • 12/02/17 - 12/03/17
  • Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $10-Two day pass; $6-Person; Free-Children 12 and younger

Buy, sell, trade or browse new, used and collectible guns -parts and accessories. Also available: knives, military surplus and collectibles, coins, jewelry and purses. 

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Swimming with Santa Christmas Event

  • Redbud YMCA Family Center
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-695-3400Brandi Underwood
  • 12/02/17 - 12/02/17
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • $10-Person

Start the morning with a story read by Santa, get your picture taken with Santa and finish up with swimming in the heated, indoor pool with Santa.

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Catclaw Invitational Basketball Tournament

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-690-1181Greg Ruffin
  • 12/07/17 - 12/09/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Varsity basketball tournament featuring some of the top boys and girls' basketball teams in the state.

ASA/USA Toys for Tots Girl's Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Park and Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • Nelson Park and Lake Kirby Softball ComplexAbilene
  • 325-280-5013Amanda Webb
  • 12/08/17 - 12/10/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

District 11 ASA/USA sanctioned girl's fast pitch softball tournament. Open 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U. Each player and coach brings one unwrapped toy for donation. Four game guarantee, double elimination.

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Paramount Film Series: White Christmas

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 12/08/17 - 12/09/17
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

When two singers learn that the failing inn they are set to perform in is owned by their former commander in WWII, they decide to put on a show to save his business on the eve of Christmas. Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney; color, 120 minutes, not rated, 1954. 

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 324-676-6085Flavia Fernandes
  • 12/09/17 - 12/09/17
  • 9 or 10:30 a.m
  • $15-Adults; $10-Children ages 3 to 12; $5-Children ages 2 and younger.

Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun craft and framed photo with the Old St. Nick. Reservations required. 

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Championship Junior Major Zone

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 12/09/17 - 12/10/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

USTA sanctioned tennis tournament. Championships boys' & girls' 12-18 Singles 78' yellow ball.

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Chautauqua Learning Series

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365TCHC
  • 12/09/17 - 12/09/17
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

Featuring speaker Fred Bailey presenting Tragedy ath the Pump: Cholera, John Snow and a Revolution in Medical Science. 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.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/09/17 - 12/09/17
  • 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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Abilene Community Band Christmas Concert

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-9620Paramount Theatre
  • 12/12/17 - 12/12/17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free-Donations appreciated

A a band comprised of volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds from high school and college musicians to current and retired band directors, many of which are military veterans, active and retired.

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ArtWalk - Dec. 2017

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 12/14/17 - 12/14/17
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you!

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Seinfeld Live

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6211Box Office
  • 12/14/17 - 12/14/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $49.50-$125

Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. 

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Boot Scootin' at Eller Hall

  • Eller Hall
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $4-$10

Live music with Midnight Blue food and dessert trucks, friends and family, and small town fellowship.

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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $5-Per car

Visit Santa's workshop for hot chocolate, cookies, crafts and apple cider. Take a drive through a winter wonderland of lights at each camp site. If you decorate your campsite in Oak grove, Brushy trail, Shelter area, and Pecan you get your second night free and a chance to win a great prize.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/16/17 - 12/16/17
  • 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.