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Mid-Range/Shooting Basketball Camp

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/01/20 - 06/02/20
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • $50

This camp for 4-12th graders will continue the journey of you building confidence in your shooting, being consistent in your mechanics and knowing how to create separation to make the best game decision possible!

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Taste of Abilene

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-668-3176Kelly Thompson
  • 06/02/20 - 06/02/20
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Admission varies.

Taste of Abilene is an annual showcase of some of the city's finest restaurants and caterers. This event is presented by the Abilene Rotary Club and proceeds benefit local non-profits and community organizations.

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WTJCT - West Texas Junior Open

  • Abilene Country Club North/South Course
  • 4039 S. TreadawayAbilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/03/20 - 06/04/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; Admission varies-Participants

The West Texas Junior Champions Tour is a golf tour based in the central/west Texas area offering competitive, all-level golf tournaments for junior golfers ages 6-18. Experiences range from beginner to advanced, with opportunities for players to learn and experience tournament golf at a local level. Global Junior Golf ranked event. Double points awarded. College division added.

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Wake Up Wednesday Hosted by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • 2109 Scottish Rd.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241
  • 06/03/20 - 06/03/20
  • 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Free

Join the Abilene Chamber of Commerce for a staycation at Home2 Suites by Hilton Abilene for their next Wake Up Wednesday. Limit to first 50 people. Please note, the Chamber encourages those in attendance at future Chamber events and functions to implement or practice any measures that make the individual feel the most comfortable in today's environment.

LINK TO REGISTER: https://abilenechambertx.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/3864

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Setter/Hitter Volleyball Camp

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/03/20 - 06/04/20
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • $50

If your athlete is looking for extra skill specific training then this is the camp for them! Emphasis will be placed on repetition, technique, maximum efficient mobility, and proper mechanics.

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Matt Hyler with Eleven Hundred Springs

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 06/03/20 - 06/03/20
  • 6: 30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live at Lytle features Matt Hyler with Eleven Hundred Springs on the patio. The patio opens at 5:00 p.m.

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Free Tour of Historic Paramount Theatre

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Verity Pryor-Harden
  • 06/04/20 - 06/04/20
  • 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Free

Free tour of the historic Paramount Theatre. Come have a seat in the1,200 seat theatre and see a short film about the history. Then they'll pull back the curtains and take you behind the scenes of the theatre and its amazing restoration. No ticket or reservation needed. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

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Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

  • Rose Park Senior Activity Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300Rose Park Senior Citizens
  • 06/04/20 - 06/04/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and pack the house for a live performance by Moonlight Bandits. This dance is specifically for those 55 years and older. 

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Texas High School Rodeo Association - State Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-795-6706Rochelle Baldwin
  • 06/05/20 - 06/13/20

The Texas High School Rodeo Association is a 501-C non-profit organization which is the largest, most prestigious state high school rodeo association in the nation. When you get involved with THSRA, you are supporting family values, dedicated young people and scholarships. THSRA sponsors over 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas. The rodeo year begins in August and concludes with the Texas High School Finals Rodeo in June.

***NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED THIS YEAR.***

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Abilene Sailing Association Sailing Class 2020

  • Wolfe Family Scout Resource Center
  • 3811 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 06/05/20 - 06/05/20
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

This class is designed for the new sailor and people that would like a refresher. The first session will be at the Wolfe Family Scout Resource Center 3811 N. 1st St. All other sessions are on the water at the ASA facility. Those dates will be announced at the first session and on the ASA event calendar on Facebook. Attendees must RSVP.

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Jeff Martin

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11 St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 06/05/20 - 06/05/20
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Food and drink available for purchase.

Live @ Lytle featuring Jeff Martin on the patio.

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MerKaba

  • Sugar's Smokehouse
  • 3450 S. ClackAbilene
  • 325-437-7024Sugar's
  • 06/05/20 - 06/05/20
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Food and drink available for purchase.

Enjoy dinner and live music with MerKaba at Sugar's Smokehouse.

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Kelly Spinks and Miles of Texas

  • P.T. Event Center
  • 5126 Brick St.Abilene
  • 325-725-0445P.T. Event Center
  • 06/05/20 - 06/05/20
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $15

Enjoy live music with Kelly Spinks and Miles of Texas at P.T. Event Center.

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2020 APF Back the Blue Sporting Clay Classic

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 E. Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-692-9002
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Admission & sponsorship vary.

The men and women of the Abilene Police Department are committed to serve and protect the citizens of Abilene. They are sefless servants who often find themselves in harm's way to ensure the safety of others.  The APF Back the Blue Sporting Clay Classic is their opportunity to be able to fully fund the efforts of the APF in the coming year. There will be two rounds at 8:30 and noon with many great prizes! For more information, please visit: bit.ly/2020APFClayClassic

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Abilene Outdoor Adventures

  • Cal Young Park
  • 950 T and P LaneAbilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free

Take part in the outdoors by discovering new adventures, learning about the environment through fun and engaging activities, and participating in dozens of different activities. Free fun for people of all ages.

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Live Missions Crawfish Boil

  • Live Missions
  • 1250 Petroleum Bldg. BAbilene
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $25

Due to COVID-19, this event will be drive thru only.  Simply stay in your car and they will bring the food to you. Each plate will receive 3 lbs of crawfish, 2 potatoes and 2 corn on the cob. Sausage is available for $2 a link. Live Missions would love the support for their ministry as they seek to make disciples of all nations. All contributions go toward individuals around the world to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $55-Per person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll spend around 2 1/2 hours walking, learning, and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, McKay's Bakery, Candies by Vletas, and The Hallows Coffee + Cocktails.

 

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Test-N-Tune, Fun and Grudge sponsored by Outlaw Automotive

  • Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. StamfordAbilene
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 4 to 11 p.m.
  • $10-Per person; $20-Run card only; Free-12 and younger with paid adult admission

Fun and grudge racing at Big Country Raceway. All race cars, street cars and motorcycles are welcome!

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Live @ Lytle Featuring Lyndsey Buchanan

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Food and drink available for purchase.

Live @ Lytle features Lyndsey Buchanan on the patio.

Let It Fall at Heff's Burgers and Bar

  • Heff's Burgers & Bar
  • Suite 1342
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-232-6715Heff's
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Food and drink available for purchase.

Enjoy food, beverages and live music featuring Let It Fall at Heff's.

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MerKaba Live at Play Faire Park

  • Play Faire Park
  • 2300 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2977Play Faire Park
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 8 to 10 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $5-12 & younger; Free-5 & younger

Enjoy miniature golf and live music featuring MerKaba at Play Faire Park.

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James Tuff and The Southern Trouble

  • The Lone Star Bar
  • 541 Arnold Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-794-7443The Lone Star
  • 06/06/20 - 06/06/20
  • 9 p.m. to Midnight
  • Drinks available for purchase.

Enjoy live music on the patio featuring James Tuff and The Southern Trouble at Lone Star Bar.

Big Country Chevy Dealers 2020 FCA All-Star Fest

  • Abilene, Wylie High School Gym, Shotwell Stadium
  • 325-795-0020Steve Keenum
  • 06/07/20 - 06/13/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission applies

More than 320 of the area’s top athletes representing 71 high schools have been selected to participate in this year's festival. The festival is scheduled in four different Big Country cities and includes football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf and cheerleading. For a listing of area athletes selected to participate and detailed schedules, please visit http://bigcountryfca.org/allstar 

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Community Rally & Press Conference

  • ACU Amphitheater
  • Teague Blvd.Abilene
  • 580-399-1231
  • 06/07/20 - 06/07/20
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

The ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies & Spiritual Action is hosting a Community Rally & Press Conference Calling for National Unity with leaders of the Abilene community. This Community Rally & Press Conference is for all citizens and leaders of Abilene and surrounding communities to participate in. Please wear a mask and social distance. 

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Air It Out Football Camp

  • Action Zone
  • 1633 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/08/20 - 06/09/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $275-Camper

Air It Out is a Texas based Football Camp that develops young Quarterbacks and Receivers through proper instruction and training. Established in 1990, Air It Out has left a lasting impact on many young players lives, not only through what they learned on the football field but through leadership and teamwork exercises that can be used in their professional lives in the future. 

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AYSA Firm Foundations Academy 1

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/08/20 - 07/13/20
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • $65

This is our developmental program that introduces the game of volleyball to children. Within this program, players will begin to learn the basic skills of the game while also building character and leadership skills. Parents must be fully dedicated and actively involved in this program with their child. Age appropriate games and activities will be utilized to allow for a fun environment in which the fundamental skills of the sport are presented. Parents are expected to be involved and engaged

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AYSA Volleyball Firm Foundations Academy 2

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/08/20 - 07/27/20
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • $85

Firm Foundations II is for 4th-8th graders who are looking to continue to build their fundamental skills of passing, setting, attacking, serving, blocking and defense, while also learning strategies of the game through league play. All skill levels are welcome. The athletes will go through an “evaluation” session on the first night of practices. Based on the evaluation, players will be placed into teams by grade and skill level. Each week participants will have a 35-minute skill focused practic

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AYSA Youth Volleyball League

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Authority
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/08/20 - 07/29/20
  • 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
  • $100

Our Youth League is for players who are looking for a place to strengthen their skills and become a strong all-around team leader. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Inviduals and teams are welcome. All players must either register as an individual without a team or they must specify their team name in the space provided. Teams can be made up of school teams, club teams, a group of friends, etc. Individuals without a specified team will be placed on an existing team based

AYSA Basketball Firm Foundation Academy 1

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/09/20 - 07/14/20
  • 3 p.m.
  • $65

This is will be our developmental program that introduces the game of basketball to students. Within this program, players will begin to learn the basic skills of the game while also building character and leadership skills. Age appropriate games and activities will be utilized to allow for a fun environment in which the fundamental skills of the sport are presented. Parents are expected to be involved and engaged in the home training portion. We will lower basketball goals to allow your child

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AYSA Youth Basketball League

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/09/20 - 07/30/20
  • 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
  • $100

Our Youth League is for players who are looking for a place to strengthen their skills and become a strong all-around team leader. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Inviduals and teams are welcome. All players must either register as an individual without a team or they must specify their team name in the space provided. Teams can be made up of school teams, club teams, a group of friends, etc. Individuals without a specified team will be placed on an existing team base

Mark Winston Kirk & Jamie Richards

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 06/10/20 - 06/10/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live at Lytle features Mark Winston Kirk and Jamie Richards on the patio. The patio opens at 5:00 p.m.

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AYSA Basketball Firm Foundation Academy 2

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/11/20 - 07/30/20
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • $85

This is a program for 4th-8th graders who are looking to continue to build their fundamental skills of shooting, dribbling, offensive and defense, while also learning strategies of the game through league play. All skill levels are welcome. The athletes will go through an “evaluation” session on the first night of practices. Based on the evaluation, players will be placed into teams by grade and skill level. Each week participants will have a 40-minute skill focused practice followed by a 30-m

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9th Annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival

  • T&P Depot
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Sidney Levesque
  • 06/11/20 - 06/13/20
  • June 11, 4 to 8 p.m.
    June 12-13, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • After May 15, $11 for ages 3-12, $16 for ages 13 and up

This two and a half day festival starts Thursday with a Storybook Parade and Artist Talk, and The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature will exhibit the featured artwork of Loren Long. Thursday night is free and no registration is required. Register for passes to attend Friday and Saturday activities: Dramatic book readings, costumed characters, art activities, animals, magic shows, balloons and movies. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com. 

 

 

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REHAB TOP GUN CLASSIC

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 E. Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-793-3507Karla Brown
  • 06/11/20 - 06/13/20
  • 5 p.m.
  • Team Registration (5 shooters per team): $750; Individual Shooter Registration (Single Shooter): $150

The Rehab 'Top Gun Sporting Clays Classic' is an exciting, annual event that satisfies both the skilled and amateur clay shooter. More than 500 shooters attend each year at Abilene Clay Sports making the event the largest in Abilene. All proceeds benefit West Texas Rehabilitation Center. June 11: Begins 5 pm at Abilene Clay Sports with an all you can eat Louisiana-style; June 12: Two rotations starting at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm, lunch provided; June 13: Three rotations at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 1 pm, lunch provided by Betty Rose’s at 11:30, Awards Dinner and Auction at 6 pm.

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Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

  • Rose Park Senior Activity Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300Rose Park Senior Citizens
  • 06/11/20 - 06/11/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and pack the house for a live performance by Last Dance Band. This dance is specifically for those 55 years and older. 

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26th Annual 'Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show'

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-280-1234Vera Gonzalez
  • 06/12/20 - 06/13/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Daily admission; $5-Seniors ages 62 and older; Free-Children 12 and younger

Abilene Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show will present a collection of over 100 quilts, a quilt raffle benefiting Food Bank of West Central Texas, and gift basket auctions benefitting Rescue the Animals, SPCA.

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Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys

  • P.T. Event Center
  • 5126 Brick St.Abilene
  • 06/12/20 - 06/12/20
  • 7 p.m.
  • $15

Enjoy live music by Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys!

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Stand Up Comedy Night at Homer's Bar

  • Homer's Bar and Music Venue
  • 4201 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 06/12/20 - 06/12/20
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Free

Stand up comedy night featuring Shayla Chavez, Ryan Crone, Gerald Burnett and Chris Winkles. 

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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Monks Coffee Shop
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 06/13/20 - 06/13/20
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $12-Per Person; $10.80-Military (with ID) & Seniors; Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge. (Including some complimentary food and drink samples). A great way to spend a slow morning with family and friends or solo. 7% of each ticket and merchandise sales go towards Work Again West Texas. (A non profit that works with neighbors experiencing homelessness).

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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/13/20 - 06/13/20
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $55-Per person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll spend around 2 1/2 hours walking, learning, and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, McKay's Bakery, Candies by Vletas, and The Hallows Coffee + Cocktails.

 

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Sunday Brunch

  • Amendment 21
  • 382 Chestnut Dr.Abilene
  • 325-267-7471The Sweet & Savory Side
  • 06/14/20 - 06/14/20
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase.

Enjoy brunch from The Sweet & Savory Side at Amendment 21.

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Waitress the Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 918-496-4483Randy Cole
  • 06/14/20 - 06/14/20
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $40 and up

Inspired by the beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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Triple Threat/Finishing Camp

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/15/20 - 06/16/20
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • $50

Learn high-level techniques for breaking down defenses and creating easy scoring opportunities for yourself and your teammates!

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Texas Junior Golf Tour: West Texas Preview

  • Abilene Country Club North & South Golf Courses
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583
  • 06/15/20 - 06/16/20
  • 10 a.m.
  • Registration fees apply

Texas Junior Golf Tour where the road to college golf begins! Elite Club Qualifier. Open series for junior golfers held at the Abilene Country Club North & South Golf Courses. 10 a.m. Tee Times each day. Day 1-North Course, Day 2-South Course. Deadline to register June 14, 2020.

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Volleyball Defense/Serving Camp 1

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 06/17/20 - 06/18/20
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • $50

If your athlete is looking for extra volleyball skill specific training then this is the camp for them! Emphasis will be placed on repetition, technique, maximum efficient mobility, and proper mechanics.

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Darrin Morris

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 06/17/20 - 06/17/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live at Lytle features Darrin Morris on the patio. The patio opens at 5:00 p.m.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene Kayak Rentals
  • 9 Cherokee Cir.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937
  • 06/17/20 - 06/17/20
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required. Tickets include your paddle board, paddle, life jacket and yoga. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. (It is very important that they have your email address and cell phone number in your student record as classes may be canceled or rescheduled up to an hour before the session due to changing wind or weather conditions. They need to know how to reach you!) Please arrive 10-15 early so they can get waivers filled out and get set up out on the lake.

TSL - Abilene Opener

  • Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, Cisco College
  • 817-637-2453Mark Evans
  • 06/18/20 - 06/21/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • $800-Member team entry fee; $900-Non-member team entry fee; General admission to event also applies

Team Showcase League baseball tournament. Age Divisions: 15U/16U & 17U/18U. Guaranteed 4 games. Pool winners/Top 2 15U/16U & 17U/18U teams advance to Finals Sunday at ACU.

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Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

  • Rose Park Senior Activity Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300Rose Park Senior Citizens
  • 06/18/20 - 06/18/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and pack the house for a live performance by Midnight Blue. This dance is specifically for those 55 years and older. 

Abilene Wild Hair Disc Golf Tournament

  • Cal Young Disc Golf Course and Will Hair Disc Golf Course
  • 972-353-9000Steven Storrie
  • 06/19/20 - 06/21/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Entry fees vary; Free-Spectators

Dynamic Discs Presents Abilene Wild Hair Disc Golf tournament. Includes B-tier PDGA sanctioned singles tournament.

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Couples Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club Main Course
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/19/20 - 06/21/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Entry fees apply.

Couples only golf tournament hosted by Abilene Country Club.

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World Giraffe Day

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-676-6085
  • 06/19/20 - 06/21/20
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $8-Adults; $7-Seniors; $5.50-Children ages 3-12; Free-Children 3 and younger

World Giraffe Day is Sunday, June 21, but the Abilene Zoo is celebrating all weekend long! Fun activities are in store for a Giraffe filled weekend. A portion of the giraffe feeding experience proceeds will go to help giraffes in the wild!


 

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2nd Annual West Texas Classic

  • Cooper High School
  • 3639 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-370-0332Coach Rob
  • 06/20/20 - 06/21/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • $250-Per team

Join in the 2nd Annual West Texas Classic presented by DC Kings Abilene. DC Kings Abilene looks to bring diversity in sports culture to the Big Country and to bring awareness to the culture of basketball and encourage the game to youth athletes. Grades 3rd through Varsity (Boys & Girls), 3 games guaranteed. 

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7th Annual State LineMAN Challenge

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Shelton Stadium
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1554Jesse Burleson
  • 06/20/20 - 06/20/20
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Hardin-Simmons' football team will host this annual competition. Teams from all over the state have qualified for the event through regional competitions around the state and 38 teams in three different divisions will compete for the title of state champion.

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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/20/20 - 06/20/20
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $55-Per person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll spend around 2 1/2 hours walking, learning, and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, McKay's Bakery, Candies by Vletas, and The Hallows Coffee + Cocktails.

 

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Rock Show Revival Live at the Firehouse

  • Firehouse Bar & Grill
  • 2074 Butternut St.Abilene
  • 06/20/20 - 06/20/20
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Rock Show Revival coming at you live and loud at the Firehouse!

Air It Out Football Passing Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942
  • 06/22/20 - 06/23/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $275-Camper

Air It Out Passing Camp provides young quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends with the best instruction in skill development. The football camp also focuses on faith, character and leadership development, drug and alcohol awareness that will help young men be successful both on the playing field and in the game of life. Football Passing Camp is open to young men entering 7th-12th grades. Please see website for registration. Event is held at The Fieldhouse.

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American Junior Shorthorn Association

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 816-599-7777Shelby Diehm
  • 06/22/20 - 06/28/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free

The AJSA strives to brighten the future of the Shorthorn breed by engaging its members in opportunities that develop character, promote valuable skills, and build life-long friendships.

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Air It Out Football Passing Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942
  • 06/24/20 - 06/25/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $275-Camper

Air It Out Passing Camp provides young quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ends with the best instruction in skill development. The football camp also focuses on faith, character and leadership development, drug and alcohol awareness that will help young men be successful both on the playing field and in the game of life. Football Passing Camp is open to young men entering 7th-12th grades. Please see website for registration. Event is held at The Fieldhouse.

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Creed Fisher

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 06/24/20 - 06/24/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live at Lytle features Creed Fisher on the patio. The patio opens at 5:00 p.m.

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Fur, Fowl & Fin

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 MesquiteAbilene
  • 325-672-0040Ginger
  • 06/25/20 - 06/25/20
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $100

Join in the fun of this Wild Game Dinner, Open Bar & Auction to benefit Cancer Services Network. You will be fed a catered feast that includes foul, fish and wild game, and enjoy a raffle and auction filled with unique items specifically with men in mind, especially those who enjoy the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and the sporting life. You won’t want to miss this chance to enjoy friends, great food, adult beverages, music, and more.

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Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

  • Rose Park Senior Activity Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300Rose Park Senior Citizens
  • 06/25/20 - 06/25/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and pack the house for a live performance by Muddy Creek. This dance is specifically for those 55 years and older. 

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Lonestar Showdown

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 512-590-2516Mike Ruiz
  • 06/26/20 - 06/28/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission applies

USA Softball of Texas sanctioned tournament girls fastpitch: 6-Open, 8-Open, 10-Open, 12-Open, 14-Open. 8 game guarantee, 6 pool into double elimination bracket.

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Rock the Swenson 2020

  • Swenson House
  • 1726 Swenson St.Abilene
  • 06/26/20 - 06/26/20
  • 6 to 8 p.m.

Live music and free food to celebrate the summer at the Swenson house. Live music provided by Shannon & Doug Roysden.

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Drew Fish Band at the P.T. Event Center

  • P.T. Event Center
  • 5126 Brick St.Abilene
  • 06/26/20 - 06/26/20
  • 7 p.m.
  • $15

CD release and live music by the Drew Fish Band.

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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/27/20 - 06/27/20
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • $55-Per person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll spend around 2 1/2 hours walking, learning, and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, McKay's Bakery, Candies by Vletas, and The Hallows Coffee + Cocktails.

 

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Arcade Tournament: Super Smash Brothers!

  • The Hallows
  • 258 Pine St.Abilene
  • 06/27/20 - 06/27/20
  • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Free entry

A Super Smash Brothers Acrade Tournament hosted by The Hallows. Single elimination advancement and no entry fee. Sign up begins at 2:30 p.m.

 

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Basic Firearm Fundamentals Class

  • JM4 Dimensions
  • 3250 Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 06/28/20 - 06/28/20
  • 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • $60

Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals is a comprehensive course for anyone considering owning or carrying a firearm for self-defense. The course is a complete guide to understanding conflict avoidance and situational awareness; home security and home defense; handgun basics. Class is taught by Certified USCCA Instructors; you will leave the class able to carry your firearm more confidently. Must be 21 or older to attend. Reservations for this class are required and can be obtained by calling (325)788-1520 or by visiting: https://jm4dimensions.pike13.com/group_classes/236246#/month?dt=2020-06-28.

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Original Team Roping Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 806-499-3584Whitney McCright
  • 06/29/20 - 07/04/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for Admission.

The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment.

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The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature Summer Camp 1st-3rd Grade

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 06/29/20 - 07/03/20
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $100-Members; $125-Non-Members

This camp is for rising 1st-3rd graders. Students will be exposed to diverse techniques of art and express themselves through a variety of mediums. This exciting camp will be an opportunity for students to explore and discover their own art techniques while incorporating outstanding literature from our featured artist, Loren Long!

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James Lann, David Byrnes, Austin English, & Jason Allen

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 07/01/20 - 07/01/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live at Lytle features James Lann, David Adam Byrnes, Austin English and Jason Allen on the patio. The patio opens at 5:00 p.m.

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Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

  • Rose Park Senior Activity Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300Rose Park Senior Citizens
  • 07/02/20 - 07/02/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and pack the house for a live performance by Moonlight Bandits. This dance is specifically for those 55 years and older. 

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Women's Fashion Evolution: 1900s-1920s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 06/01/19 - 07/04/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

From the Gibson Girl to the Flapper, women's fashion evolution from the early 1900s to the 1920s in the United States was due to new economic and social factors for women. These three decades were a defining time as many women fought for the right to vote, joined the work force during World War I, and changed the traditional social norms for women from the previous century.

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The Grace Museum Exhibition - David McManaway: Cult of the Commonplace

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/07/20 - 08/15/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

David McManaway’s Studio Revisited is designed to recreate the experience of visiting the studio that is now gone but certainly not forgotten by those who were privileged see firsthand McManaway’s world. An artist’s studio is typically described as a creative laboratory where all the required tools and materials await the master’s creative transformation into fine art. But, David McManaway’s studio was not typical. McManaway moved to Munger Place in Dallas from Chicago in the 1959. He soon abandoned painting in favor of assemblage; a medium that required a completely different set of tools. Over the following decades McManaway covered his studio walls, ceilings and table tops with carefully selected, reclaimed, cultural castoffs that became his primary medium. After McManaway’s death in 2010, his longtime studio assistant, Robin Ragin undertook the daunting task of documenting and saving the contents of the studio. Ragin’s efforts inspired the concept and provided the contents necessary to replicate the studio at the Grace Museum. Lenders to the exhibition and many individuals who worked with McManaway enthusiastically supported this effort to recreate this one last visit to the legendary studio.

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The Grace Museum Exhibition - David H. Gibson: The McManaway Studio Project

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/02/20 - 08/15/20
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

Photographer David H. Gibson met David McManaway in 1964. A long friendship followed and in 1993 Gibson began documenting McManaway’s extraordinary studio. A visit to McManaway’s studio was akin to stepping into one of McManaway’s works of art; walls, ceilings and table tops covered with carefully selected cultural castoffs silently awaiting a second chance as fine art. Gibson’s photographs of the studio, dismantled after McManaway’s death in 2010, are as close as we can get to walking into McManaway’s unique, (Mojo) Jomo themed amusement park.

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The Center for Contemporary Arts - Abilene Creative Arts Club Group Exhibition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 04/02/20 - 07/04/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Gallery Three, our second largest gallery, is located upstairs and is a flexible space for exhibits by our Artist Members and occasional shows by invited artists or special groups.

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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Et Al: Found Object Features from the Permanent Collection

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/21/20 - 08/15/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

The fine art of found objects defied the status quo to become a major art movement in the last decades of the 20th century. Inspired by Picasso and Braque’s 1912 experiments with paper and print and Marcel Duchamp’s “readymades”, Dada and Surrealism made anything and everything a medium for serious art making. Appropriation of images from popular culture took the form in realistic paintings of objects, collage work and printmaking. Subsequently, the appropriation of found objects into two and three-dimensional mixed media assemblage work became the bedrock of 21st century, interactive, art installations. This exhibition presents a selection of art work based on appropriated found objects in a variety of media selected from The Grace Museum permanent collection by Kirk Hayes, Robert Rauschenberg, Vernon Fisher, Linda Ridgway, Martin Delabano, William Farr, and Clint Hamilton.

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The Center for Contemporary Arts - Dirty Drawers: Another Sketchy Show

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 05/14/20 - 06/27/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Gallery Four is an intimate space off the Breed Gallery that displays works by our Artist Members, guest artists, and special exhibits. 

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The NCCIL Exhibition: A Time and Place for Everything: Peter Brown

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 05/15/20 - 11/01/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

  Peter Brown has published through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Simon & Schuster since releasing his first book, "Flight of the Dodo", in 2005.  Peter works in watercolor, pencil, acrylic, India ink, and gouache.  After creating his original images, he scans them into his computer to combine and arrange into the stunning finished project we see in his books!  He relies heavily on storyboards to help him think through the plots of his stories.

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The Center for Contemporary Arts - West Texas Photographic Society 2020 Annual Exhibit

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 05/21/20 - 07/18/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Down the hall from Breed Gallery is the Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery, reserved for works by our Artist Members and other distinguished Texas photographers. 

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The Grace Academy Summer Camps 2020

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 05/26/20 - 08/06/20
  • Prices vary

Enjoy a variety of Summer Camps offered by The Grace Museum! For more information and a list of camps, please visist https://www.thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy 

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The NCCIL Exhibition: Encore - A Look Back

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 06/11/20 - 07/11/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

The retrospective exhibition Encore: A Look Back will open June 11th from 12 to 4 pm. It will include pieces from all artists featured in CALF from years past starting in 2012 with Dr. Seuss. Relive your favorite pieces from the exhibition and see stunning work you may have missed! Come celebrate the opening of this new exhibition! Art on graphic copyright William Joyce, Peter Brown, David Shannon, Oliver Jeffers, and Mark Teague.

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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 13255723365Robbie Loomis
  • 06/20/20 - 06/20/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

All current and former military personnel and their families receive free admission to the Taylor County History Center.