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Yoga Teacher Training

  • Abilene Yoga House
  • 153 TannehillAbilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 08/21/20 - 01/07/21
  • $3,000

Yoga Teacher Training is an opportunity to learn how to bring more yoga to your self, the individual and the masses! 

 
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AYSA Passing/Serving Volleyball Camp

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 11/23/20 - 11/24/20
  • 9 a.m.
  • $50-Per Athlete

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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AYSA Shooting/Finishing Basketball Camp

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 11/23/20 - 11/24/20
  • 9 a.m.
  • $50-Per Athlete

This camp 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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Abilene Turkey Trot

  • Shotwell Stadium
  • 1525 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-788-7383Abilene Runners Club
  • 11/26/20 - 11/26/20
  • 7 a.m.
  • $10-$25

Abilene Turkey Trot winds through the Lytle neighborhood in Abilene, Texas. It is a great race for a fun time with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the West Texas Rehab Center and the Abilene Runners Club. 

 
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8th Annual Thanksgiving Throwdown

  • Big Country Race Way
  • 5601 W. StamfordAbilene
  • 325-673-4233Sterling Robertson
  • 11/27/20 - 11/28/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • $15-Pit gate fee; $2 Off-Military & student with valid ID; Free-Children younger than 12 with paid adult admission

Summit ET Bracket Racing SERIE/SUMMIT Jr. Drag Racing at Big Country Raceway.

 
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City Sidewalks: Small Business Saturday

  • Downtown Abilene
  • Downtown Abilene
  • 325-676-2556
  • 11/28/20 - 11/28/20

Buy local! Stroll downtown’s sparkly sidewalks: Retailers and businesses will make you merry with special festivities. See social media for daily shopping and dining updates!

 
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Open Mic Knight at Play Faire Park

  • Play Faire Park
  • 2300 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2977
  • 11/29/20 - 11/29/20
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $6-Adult; $5-12 years and younger; Free-5 years and younger; $5 (minimum)-Cooler charge

Local media personality and musician, Terri 'The Queen' Knight, will be hosting Open Mic Night on Sunday evenings at the Park!

 
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A Very Merry SoDA Christmas!

  • SoDA District
  • 834 S. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-518-4329
  • 12/03/20 - 12/03/20
  • 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $210-Family 4-pack; $65-Adult; $45-Children 12 and younger; Free-Children 3 and younger

Enjoy this outdoor family-friendly experience and celebrate all things Christmas! 

 
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Hope for the Holidays

  • Oak Street Arbor
  • 137 Oak St.Abilene
  • 325-677-4673
  • 12/03/20 - 12/03/20
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $100

Join the Abilene Hope Haven in celebrating over 25 years of serving those experiencing homelessness and honoring their founder, Jackie Warmsley.
 

 
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Haydn Bartlow Live at Heff’s Burgers & Bar

  • Heff’s Burgers & Bar
  • Suite 1342
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-864-7584Haydn Bartlow
  • 12/03/20 - 12/03/20
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Join Haydn for a night filled with acoustic jams! 

 
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Trout Fest 2020

  • Cal Young Park
  • 950 T & P LaneAbilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 12/05/20 - 12/15/20
  • Free

See what you can catch at Cal Young Park! From Dec. 5-15, you can enter this fishing contest for free! 

 
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Abilene Gun & Blade Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 806-253-1322Kim Sansom
  • 12/05/20 - 12/06/20
  • Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $10-Two day pass; Free-Children 10 and younger
Hours: Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10am-5pm Admission: $6 Adults/ Under 12 FREE/ 2 Day Pass $10
 
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City Sidewalks: Pawliday Fun Day

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N 6th StAbilene
  • 325-676-2556
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pet photos with Santa from 8:30 am to 9:30 am by the Convention Center's 62-foot tall Christmas tree. 

Abilene Animal Services will show off pets needing a home for the holidays, 9 am to 1 pm.  Adopt a pet who needs a home for the holidays! 

 
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Fall Mayor's Hike 2020

  • Cedar Creek Waterway
  • 100 Block of E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Free

Take an adventurous hike with Mayor Anthony Williams for our 2020 Mayor’s Hike!

 

Reindeer Run 5K

  • Virtual Event
  • Virtual EventAbilene
  • 806-317-4013Mollie Branch
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Visit website for pricing details.

This year's Reindeer Run 5K event will look a bit different as it is a completely virtual event due to recent spikes in COVID-19. You can run this race on your own time wherever you wish; however, Junior League would love for everyone to still run on December 5 if your schedule allows so everyone can run 'together.'
 

 
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Paw Pics With Santa & Mrs. Claus

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-794-6432Cindy Knox
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Dog/Cat Food Donations (5 lb minimum)

Abilene Kennel Club is partnering with Re/Max to provide pet food for dogs and cats who need a little more this year. Donated bags of dog or cat food (minimum 5 lbs) will go to Meals on Wheels for their clients with pets and you receive a complimentary photo of your dog with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

 
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The Mill Winery Holiday Pop-Up Shop Market

  • The Mill Winery and Event Venue
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360Heather Lindsay
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 2 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

A day of holiday local shopping at The Mill Winery!

 
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Pops I: Christmas Collage Concert

  • First Baptist Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • Matinee, 3 p.m.; Evening Show, 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission varies

Join Abilene Philharmonic for a holiday tradition, as 17 musicians take the stage performing all of your Holiday favorites.

 
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City Sidewalks Film: 'Christmas Vacation'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Verity Pryor-Harden
  • 12/05/20 - 12/05/20
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $7

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. 

 
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City Sidewalks: Belsnickel Pub Stroll

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress StAbilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/11/20 - 12/11/20
  • 6:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $40-Center of Contemporary Arts Members; $45-Non-Members

Meet your guide Belsnickel at the Center for Contemporary Arts, and follow him to find tasty treasures at venues throughout the Cultural District. 

 
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Paramount Film Series - 'It's a Wonderful Life'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Verity Pryor-Harden
  • 12/11/20 - 12/12/20
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors, students, military, children

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! 

 
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USTA Champ Major Zone-12-18's

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 12/12/20 - 12/13/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • Prices vary
Championships Boys' & Girls' Singles: 78' Yellow Ball 12-18
 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Monks Coffee Shop
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 12/12/20 - 12/12/20
  • 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.

 
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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/12/20 - 12/12/20
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Campers will adorn their campsites, screened shelters, and yurts with lights and decorations. 

 
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Feast of Sharing

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N 6th StAbilene
  • 325-695-6311
  • 12/17/20 - 12/17/20
  • Free

Join in the festivities and experience the joy as the Food Bank of West Central Texas and H-E-B provide holiday meals and good cheer at their annual Feast of Sharing holiday drive thru event. 

 
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City Sidewalks: Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena

  • Downtown Abilene & The Elks Art Center
  • 174 N 1st StAbilene
  • 12/17/20 - 12/17/20
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Las Posadas & Fiesta Navidena

 

​Las Posadas, (Spanish for “lodging”) is a tradition celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, Cuba, Guatemala and some parts of the United States between December 16 and 24. The ritual commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.

 The “pilgrims, Mary and Joseph, angels, children, Mariachis, community members, go to different places searching for an inn. At each stop they sing the traditional “posadas” song and ask for lodging, but are sent away until they are finally given posada (shelter). People along the route decorate their home entrances and use farolitos to light the way.

The community joins in a Fiesta Navideña at the end with traditional foods like Tamales, bunuelos, ponche, and festivities.

  • Join this lovely tradition reenacting the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph: 6 to 7 pm: Start at North First and Cedar street and follow the Las Posadas procession throughout downtown as Mary and Joseph look for lodging and are turned away. 

  • Fiesta Navidena, 7 to 8:30 pm, at The Elks Arts Center will welcome the Las Posadas pilgrims with a fiesta, music, food, and pinata. 

 
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Gymnastics Sports Center - Saturday Play Day

  • Gymnastics Sport Center
  • 1241 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-692-5730Gynmastics Sport Center
  • 12/19/20 - 12/19/20
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $20-Per Child (Includes pizza lunch)

The weekend before Christmas, take advantage of supervised play time for your children (ages 4-12) while you do what you need to do!

 
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Comedian William Lee Martin

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Verity Pryor-Harden
  • 12/19/20 - 12/19/20
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $23-$30

Comedian William Lee Martin presents The Nutcracker, a Christmas Stand-Up Spectacular!

 
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Big Trouble in Station 1

  • Station 1 Venue
  • 140 Mulberry St.Abilene
  • 325-439-0914
  • 12/20/20 - 12/20/20
  • 6 p.m.
  • $10-$15

Don't miss this New Standard Wrestling event! 

Museums & Galleries

 
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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 - 01/09/21
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk
  • $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
 
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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 - 02/06/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 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
 
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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 - 04/06/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 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
 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/02/20 - 03/25/21
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk
  • $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 Grace Studio: Oil Pastel Classes

  • Virtual Event
  • Virtual Event
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/05/20 - 12/31/20
  • $40-4 weeks/4 lessons ($10/class)
 
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The NCCIL Exhibition: 'What Might You Do? Christian Robinson'

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 10/08/20 - 01/29/21
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open 5 to 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk
  • Free
 
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The Center for Contemporary Arts - CCAN 2020

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 10/22/20 - 12/11/20
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for Artwalk
  • Free
 
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The Grace Museum: Pop-Up Take-N-Make

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 12/08/20 - 12/12/20
  • Activity packs are available at the front desk Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Pick up a special free Take-N-Make project to create your own special work of art at home!

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 12/08/20 - 12/08/20
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions.

 
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December ArtWalk - Magic of the Holidays

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/10/20 - 12/10/20
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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The Grace Museum: Pop-Up Take-N-Make

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 12/15/20 - 12/22/20
  • Activity packs are available at the front desk Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Pick up a special free Take-N-Make project to create your own special work of art at home!

 
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December ArtWalk - Magic of the Holidays

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/10/20 - 12/10/20
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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The Grace Museum: Pop-Up Take-N-Make

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 12/15/20 - 12/22/20
  • Activity packs are available at the front desk Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Pick up a special free Take-N-Make project to create your own special work of art at home!