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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
  • 05/28/20 - 05/28/20
  • 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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Season X Signature Series Cornhole Tournament #3

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 817-797-3361Texas Cornhole
  • 05/29/20 - 05/30/20
  • 8 a.m.
  • $40-$80-Players depending upon division, Free-Spectators

Competitive and open cornhole tournament. 

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Christy Patton

  • The Mill
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360The Mill
  • 05/29/20 - 05/29/20
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy a beverage and live music by Christy Patton at The Mill.

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Holli Garet

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 05/29/20 - 05/29/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live @ Lytle featuring Holli Garet on the patio.

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Sockdolager Brewing Company & Beer Garden Soft Open

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-261-3247
  • 05/29/20 - 05/29/20
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • $80-Per Person

Join Sockdolager Brewing Co. for an exclusive preview of their new home in The SoDA District! They'll have live music, hors d’oeurvres, private tours throughout the night, and a special beer released just for this event. This event was going to be formal, but due to the hot weather, it is now casual attire. Tickets include a specialty glass, beer, entertainment, and food for the night. Tickets will be capped at 120, so follow the ticket link and snag them while you can!

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Song Swap Around The Campfire

  • Doc's
  • 2042 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-692-0403Doc's
  • 05/29/20 - 05/29/20
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • Free

Come out and enjoy some music around the campfire by some of Abilene’s local artists! The guitar will be passed around as the artists choose their best songs to sing. The lineup so far includes: Cassidy Sooter, Krystofer Campos, Kacey Toliver, Scott Smith, and Chrissy Phillips. Let Doc's know if you’d like to sing/play around the fire!

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Cajun Fest 2020

  • Pappy Slokum Brewery
  • 409 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-704-5161
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 12 p.m.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase.

Second Annual Cajun Fest at Pappys is scheduled! Crawfish, Sausage, Corn, and potatoes. Black Cats Blues & BBQ and Crooked Creek Meats will be serving food as well. More details to come. Come and enjoy the festivities!

 

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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 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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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 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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Oak Street Arbor Grand Opening Art Show

  • Oak Street Arbor
  • 137 Oak St.Abilene
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • $25

The featured artists for the Grand Opening Art Show will be Mary Haan, Linda Stricklin, Dub Wellborn, Patty Rae Wellborn, Bird Thomas, Tony Brown, Jack Harkins, Russell Ellison, Stephanie Prosser, Mike Lanier, Pete Spano, Darrell Wood, Kameron Alexander & Chuck Roach! Buy your tickets today and vote for your favorite masterpiece! The winner of our People's Choice Award will get a $500 cash prize. Some of the art will be for sale. All tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date IF the event has to be pushed back. These artists and our new venue needs your support more than ever right now!

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Garrett Bryan

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11thAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Live @ Lytle featuring Garrett Bryan on the patio.

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Mulligans Outdoor Bash

  • Mulligans Sports Bar & Grill
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-691-0909Mulligans
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 6:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • $20-In advance; $30-At door

Live music from Wade Bowen, Flatland Calvery and Della Rose! Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

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Morgan Reatherford

  • Mulligans Sports Bar & Grill
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-691-0909Mulligans
  • 05/30/20 - 05/30/20
  • 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy beverages, dinner, golf and live music by Morgan Reatherford at Mulligans. Call for table reservations.

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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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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 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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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

 

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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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.

 

Museums & Galleries

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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

The Grace Museum's doors are open, and the safety and well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff remain their highest priority. As they continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, they are taking many precautions to prevent the spread of germs, including increasing the number of daily cleanings and availability of hand sanitation. Public areas continue to be cleaned daily, and we are increasing the frequency of cleanings throughout high-touch and high-traffic areas. Out of an abundance of caution for our guests, the Children’s Museum on the second floor will be temporarily closed beginning March 16th through the end of the month

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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NCCIL Exhibit Yuyi Morales: Sonadora

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586
  • 11/14/19 - 05/28/20
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

For the safety of the public at large, the NCCIL will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Morales was born in Xalapa, Mexico in 1968. The influence of her Mexican birthright and culture is evident in all of her titles and helps to identify the power of heritage in the work of children’s picture books. Her family was made of avid storytellers, which laid a foundation of creative communication from the beginning of Yuyi’s life. Be inspired by Yuyi's extraordinary art during this exhibition. 

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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 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 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 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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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.