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Abilene Basketball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 01/01/21 - 04/30/21
  • Regular Registration: January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 Program Duration: May 17, 2021 - June 28, 2021
  • Visit website for details.

This 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. This is a bring your own team only league. 

 

Children's Performing Art Series at Home

  • Virtual Event
  • Virtual Event
  • 325-677-1161
  • 01/06/21 - 06/30/21
  • $45=Per Package

Virtual theater packages for families. Enjoy a professional children's theater show at home! 

 
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West Texas MAYhem AYSA Basketball

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 04/01/21 - 04/23/21
  • Regular Registration: January 1, 2021 - April 23, 2021 Program Duration: May 8, 2021 - May 9, 2021
  • Visit website for details.

Play competitive basketball in Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center's new facility. 3 game gurantee. Boys and girls divisions: 11U, 14U and 18U. 

 
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Abilene Volleyball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972AYSA
  • 04/01/21 - 05/06/21
  • Regular Registration: December 4, 2020 - May 6, 2021 Program Duration: May 18, 2021 - June 24, 2021
  • Visit website for details.

This is a bring your team league. Your team must provide a coach. There will be no practice built in, only games. Teams can be made up of school teams, club teams, or just a group of friends wanting to play together. Teams will be guaranteed 3 matches per week. All teams must provide a volunteer scorekeeper and two line judges for each of their matches.

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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Creating a Community: The State Epileptic Colony in Abilene

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/16/21 - 07/16/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 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

This exhibition will highlight the early history of the State Epileptic Colony in Abilene through over 50 photographs from The Grace’s permanent history collection. 

 
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The Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibition: Texas Photographic Society29: The International Competition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/21/21 - 05/20/21
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for ArtWalk
  • Free

 Texas Photographic Society29: The International Competition.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Entretenimientos: Música, Baile y Radio

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/05/21 - 04/24/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 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

This exhibition highlights just a small portion of the rich history of music, dance, and entertainment in Abilene’s Hispanic/Latino community. Music and dance are an integral part of Hispanic/Latino culture, as they incorporate native and Spanish traditions to create a unique blend of rhythms, beats, movements, and lyrics. Abilene has a long history and tradition of conjunto music and ballet folklorico, both of which are represented in this exhibition.

 

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition: 'A David Small World'

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 02/11/21 - 05/22/21
  • Free

David Small works with watercolor, pen and ink, and pastels. His later works have a much softer look, but they continue to include his trademark attention to small details that beg to be poured over again and again. This 2021 exhibition will be the last public display of Small’s work before it transitions to a private collection.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - From This Day Forward: Wedding Dresses, 1870s-1950s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/06/21 - 02/12/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 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

This exhibition highlights what we now call “traditional” wedding dresses belonging to various individuals in Abilene and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s to the 1930s, most of which are in the permanent collection at The Grace Museum. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - The Grace Collects Women Photographers

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/25/21 - 08/07/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 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

The 20 female photographers in this exhibition, exercised technical and aesthetic ingenuity, asserted their own voices and subjectivities. Photographers Marion Post Wolcott, Mary Ellen Mark, Anne Noggle, Marilyn Bridges, Laura Gilpin, Ruth Bernard, Linda Conner, Fran Forman, Kathy Millan, Garciela Iturbide are but a few outstanding examples of women working as photographic documentarians and artists who are an important part of photographic history. This exhibition of women photographers in the Grace Museum permanent collection documents the role of women as creative forces in our contemporary culture as well as The Grace Museum’s long-standing commitment to presenting and collecting exemplary artwork by women artists.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Sherry Owens: Promise Me The Earth

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/27/21 - 08/14/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 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

Sherry Owens lives and works in Dallas, TX and received a BFA from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest; in 2018, she completed a two-person site specific installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas, and was included in Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2017, Owens mounted a solo exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University. Owens has exhibited internationally in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Peru, Turkey, and was recently included in The First Crosscurrent Yokohama-Texas International Artists Exchange Show 2019 at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in Yokohama, Japan.

Sherry Owens has completed several large public art projects, including a large-scale bronze through the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas, TX and a monumental commission for the Ben E. Keith Company, also in Dallas. Owens is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League. She was the recipient of the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, was the West Texas Triangle artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums, and received the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014.

 
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The Grace Museum: Pop-Up Take-N-Make

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/06/21 - 04/30/21
  • Tues. - Fri., 1 to 5 p.m.
    Sat., 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!