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Events from 12/10/2016 to 12/17/2016

Events Calendar

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Inspecting Carol

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271Box Office
  • 12/01/16 - 12/10/16
  • 7 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $12-Students, military and senior citizens

A small, broke theatre producing 'A Christmas Carol' while also being evaluated by the National Endowment for the Arts? What could possibly go wrong?

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26th Annual Christmas Lane

  • Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • 2501 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-795-3547Volunteer Services
  • 12/02/16 - 12/23/16
  • 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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Backyard Light Display

  • 23 Junk Street
  • 2257 Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-725-5337Jennifer Martinez
  • 12/02/16 - 12/23/16
  • Every Fri. & Sat.
    6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Join 23 Junk Street as they light up their backyard with a beautiful light show, eat local with Abilene food trucks, listen to live music and get free pictures with Santa.

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Catclaw Invitational Basketball Tournament

  • Wylie High School
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 325-690-1181Greg Ruffin
  • 12/08/16 - 12/10/16
  • 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
  • 12/09/16 - 12/11/16
  • 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: It's a Wonderful Life

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 12/09/16 - 12/10/16
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children

When a good man's life spirals out of control and he is poised to jump off a bridge, a guardian angel shows him what his small town would have been like had he never been born. Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore; 1946, black & white, 132 minutes, NR

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Trade Days of West Texas

  • Trade Days of West Texas
  • 2501 E. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 214-850-7566Cynthia McMillion
  • 12/09/16 - 12/11/16
  • Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Currently searching for vendors for unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

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The 'Molar' Express

  • Children's Dentistry of Abilene
  • 2233 S. Danville Dr.Abilene
  • 325-692-9557Jenny
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free

Free pictures with Santa, Toy's for Tot's toy drive, music, food, and entertainment for the family. Come dressed in pajamas or Christmas attire. Drawings for prizes and much more.

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Abilene Championship Major Zone

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 12/10/16 - 12/11/16
  • 8 a.m.

Abilene Tennis Association sanctioned by USTA. Tennis tournament for boys and girls, singles, 12 to 18 years old. 

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Abilene Rugby Club vs. H.E.B. Rugby Club

  • Lee Complex
  • 1318 N. Pioneer Dr.Abilene
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 2 p.m.
  • Free

Abilene Rugby takes on H.E.B. in their first conference home game ever. Come and enjoy watching a new sport.

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Chautauqua Learning Series - Dec. 2016

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

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. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Road 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $3-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 12-10-2016

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 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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Historic Swenson House - Christmas Open House

  • Historic Swenson House
  • 1726 SwensonAbilene
  • 325-676-3775Preservation League
  • 12/10/16 - 12/11/16
  • Sat., 5 to 9 p.m.; Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $10-Person

The beautifully Christmas decorated 1910 historic Swenson House is open to the public for tours. This Abilene treasure was occupied by one of the families who built Abilene into what it is today. The oval dining room, the magnificent two story entry and grand staircase and the Flamingo Bathroom will all be bedecked in festive Christmas fare with local entertainment and pictures with Santa on Sunday. Please bring your own camera.

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NBHA District 9 Barrel Race

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • (325) 677-4376Expo Center
  • 12/10/16 - 12/11/16
  • 9 a.m.-Books open; 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.-Exhibitions; 2 p.m.-Races begin
  • Free-Spectators

Watch as horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time.

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Toy Drive Basketball Competition

  • Old Wylie High School Gym
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene
  • 509-770-5475Melissa McElrath
  • 12/10/16 - 12/10/16
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • New unwrapped toy

Help to make a foster child's Christmas merry and bright this year by participating in this great cause. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. Hosted by Matress Firm.

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Tea Time with CASA

  • Tea2Go
  • 3562 Catclaw Dr.Abilene
  • 325-677-6448Rhea Rodriguez
  • 12/13/16 - 12/13/16
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Free

Join for a brief, casual information session to learn more about CASA and how you can get involved.

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Breakfast with Santa

  • Mall of Abilene - Chick-fil-A court
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351 x 103Michelle Parker
  • 12/17/16 - 12/17/16
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a sweet breakfast with Santa, holiday crafts and entertainment.

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CityLink Tour of Lights

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-676-6287Citylink
  • 12/17/16 - 12/23/16
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • $7-Per seat; Free-Lap children

Enjoy being driven on a tour of Abilene homes decorated with Christmas light displays.

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Family Fun Saturdays 12-17-2016

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

  • The Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-7372Jessica
  • 12/18/16 - 12/18/16
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $16

Conducted by Dr. David Itkin of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra. Live orchestra and Abilene Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Clell Wright will perform along side soloists Dr. Elizabeth Ducey-Moss, McMurry University, Dr. Lynnette Chambers, Hardin-Simmons University, Dr. Karl Dent, Texas Tech University, and Dr. Jeffrey Snider, University of North Texas.

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Military Appreciation Day - Dec. 2016

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 12/18/16 - 12/18/16
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Free to active and retired military and their family

Spend an afternoon exploring the Village.

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Winter Break Camp

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene Recreation Division
  • 12/19/16 - 12/30/16
  • Dec. 19 -22, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 27-30, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $65

Saddle up and ride over to the wildest camp of the winter for children ages 6 -13 years. 

Holiday Movie Night

  • Premiere Cinema 10 - Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351 x 103Michelle Parker
  • 12/22/16 - 12/22/16
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Free-while ticket supplies last

Enjoy a complimentary showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Tickets will be given away on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

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Family Fun Saturdays 12-24-2016

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/24/16 - 12/24/16
  • 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 Winter Circuit Cutting - National Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-583-2545Carolyn Gully
  • 12/28/16 - 01/03/17
  • Times vary

Cutting is an equestrian event where a rider and their horse work together to separate a single animal away from a cattle herd and keep it away a certain amount of time. The dynamic duo is judged on how well they accomplish that feat!

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Eula Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament

  • Eula High School
  • 6040 FM 603Clyde
  • 325-529-3605Josh Fostel
  • 12/28/16 - 12/30/16
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission
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6th Annual YMCA Resolution Run/Walk 5K

  • Redbud YMCA Family Center
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-695-3400Dawn Revoir
  • 12/31/16 - 12/31/16
  • 9 a.m.
  • $25-$35

The YMCA is holding the 6th annual Resolution Run/Walk 5K. The 5K course is USATF Certified and best described as flat and fast.The run begins and ends at the Redbud YMCA and is open to all ages. You can register at the either YMCA or online. Registration will be open until Dec. 31st.

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Family Fun Saturdays 12-31-2016

  • National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 12/31/16 - 12/31/16
  • 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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Paramount Film Series: Calamity Jane

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 12/31/16 - 12/31/16
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-Students, Seniors, Military, Children

When Calamity Jane's best buddy Wild Bill Hickok bestows his affections on a more feminine member of their show troupe, the friends begin to feud...and then fall in love. Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie; 1953, color, 101 minutes, NR

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25th Annual Abilene Winter Spectacular Cutting

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-583-2785Gully Ranch
  • 01/04/17 - 01/10/17
  • Free

Cutting is an equestrian event where a rider and their horse work together to separate a single animal away from a cattle herd and keep it away a certain amount of time. The dynamic duo is judged on how well they accomplish that feat!

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Art Adventure

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 01/06/17 - 01/06/17
  • 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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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 01/07/17 - 01/07/17
  • 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.

Museums & Galleries

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Spanish Texas: Legend & Legacy

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Rebecca Bridges
  • 09/24/16 - 03/11/17
  • 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-Museum members, active-duty military, and children ages 3 & younger

The history of Texas as a unique blend of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and Anglo-American traditions will be the focus of this exhibition spanning all three floors of The Grace Museum.