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Recycled Regatta Registration

  • Johnson Park
  • 273 Johnson Rd.Abilene
  • 325-676-9991Heather Juarez
  • 02/22/22 - 05/31/22
  • $100-Per Boat/Team by April 30
    $125-Per Boat/Team by May 31

Global Samaritan Resources is inviting kids and grown-up kids of all ages to build a boat to float/race on Fort Phantom Lake. GSR’s mission is built upon taking donated goods and donating them back out (for resue) to organizations that need them. The challenge is to build a water-worthy boat out of recycled materials. 

 
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Spring Selfie Station

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd Abilene, TX 79606
  • 04/25/22 - 05/22/22
  • 11 am - 8 pm

READY, SET, SNAP!

Visit our Spring Selfie Station located near Kay Jewelers and snap your best spring selfie for a chance to WIN a spring-time prize!

How to enter:

1. Upload your photo taken at our selfie station to any of our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

2. Tag us @mallofabilene

That’s it!

Must be 18 years or older to be eligible. Winner will be selected on Monday, May 23.

FB link: Spring Selfie Station | Facebook

 
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Abilene Middle School Volleyball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 05/10/22 - 05/31/22

Tuesday Evenings: May 10th - May 31st

Age Group: Middle School Teams can be made up of school teams, club teams, or just a group of friends wanting to play together. Teams will be guaranteed 2 matches per night. All teams must provide a volunteer scorekeeper and one line judge for each of their matches. Teams will also need to provide their own numbered shirts. Cost: $65 per player

 
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Hoop off the Loop 3 on 3 Basketball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Javaris Jones
  • 05/12/22 - 06/02/22

Thursday Nights Only! 8 game guarantee (2 games per night) $150/team 5 player max per team Boys & Girls Divisions: 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th, AND ADULTS! 3v3 basketball is geared towards helping you get more touches since there will be fewer people on the court. It’s a great time for you to work on your ball handling, movement, and shot, or just have fun! There will be prizes for the winning teams, including free registration for our next league!

 
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Jurassic Empire

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap RoadAbilene
  • 13256984351
  • 05/13/22 - 05/22/22

Get up close and see the voracious Velociraptors, the massive, ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the soaring Pterodactyl! Jurassic Empire will stimulate your child’s imagination (and yours!) as Dinosaurs come to life right in front of their inquisitive eyes. Show schedule: May 13: 4-8pm May 14-15: 10am-8pm Located in the parking lot near Chili's.

 
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Early Voting

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap RoadAbilene
  • 13256984351Heather Miller
  • 05/16/22 - 05/20/22

May 24 Primary Run-Off Election Early Voting Schedule: Monday, May 16- Friday, May 20: 10AM-6PM Located in the movie theatre wing between Kay Jewelers & Francesca’s. Contact (325) 674-1216 for details.

 
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cordell's 3rd Thursday Farm Market

  • cordell's
  • Suite B
  • 6410 Buffalo Gap RoadAbilene
  • 325-455-1524Jason Beard
  • 05/19/22 - 05/19/22
  • 4 - 6 pm
  • Free

Join us for our monthly 3rd Thursday cordell's Farm Market (4pm - 6pm). Many of the farms that we work with on a daily basis will be here with products for sale and to answer any questions and meet you! Come shop with us and our local farms and learn more about the local producers in our community. Our gourmet food store and coffee and tea bar will be open and our farms will have beef, chicken, eggs, vegetables, fruit and more for sale! Plus, it will be inside and air conditioned! 🙂

 
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Jak Creek Band

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11th StAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lindsay
  • 05/19/22 - 05/19/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Come hang with Jak Creek Band and have good food and drinks! Sponsored by Pest Patrol

 
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Potosi Live presents Christopher Wright

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/19/22 - 05/19/22
  • 7 - 9 PM
  • No Cover Charge

Potosi Live presents Christopher Wright. From the Piney Woods of East Texas, Christopher Wright's Music was borne out of strong conservative Christian values and the influences of Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, Jr.

 

Taylor Ochs

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/19/22 - 05/19/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Enjoy live music a great drinks at the Ice House!

 
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Abilene Kennel Club, Inc., Dog Shows and Trials

  • Taylor County Coliseum and Display Building
  • 1801 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-794-6432Cindy Knox
  • 05/20/22 - 05/22/22
  • Free for Spectators

Dogs from all over the country come to Abilene to compete in these annual events. Hundreds of dogs and their owners participate in the daily events which include conformation (dog show), obedience, and rally trials.

 
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Blan Scott

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/20/22 - 05/20/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Kick off the weekend with good tunes by Blan Scott.

 
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Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys

  • P.T Event Center
  • 5126 Brick RdAbilene
  • 325-725-0445Pablo Puente
  • 05/20/22 - 05/20/22
  • 8 pm - 12 am

Great Western Swing and country dance music.

 
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Mulligan's Outdoor Bash

  • Mulligan's Sports Bar & Grill
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-691-0909
  • 05/20/22 - 05/20/22
  • Gates Open, 4 p.m.
    Music Starts, 6 p.m.
  • $30-In Advance
    $40-At Gate

Live music from Flatland Cavalry, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Giovannie & the Hired Guns, and Parkside. Improvements to the show include five entry gates instead of two, reduced lines, more food outlets, and more bathrooms. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. 

 
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Potosi Live presents Soul Krusher

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/20/22 - 05/20/22
  • 8 - 10 pm

Potosi Live presents Soul Krusher, Friday 8pm-10pm. Bring the house down with a selection of Heavy 70s, 80s, and 90s Rock n Metal covers. Lead Vocals - Adam Cordero, Guitar, Keys, vocals - Delbert McNeill, Lead Shred, vocals - DBK - Daniel Brown Keith, Bass, vocals- Rob Gebhard, Drums, vocals - Walter Payne.

 
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USA Softball of Texas - District 11 12U/14U C-Class Local

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 325-439-1153Willie Beck
  • 05/20/22 - 05/22/22
  • Call for times and admission

This is the District 11 Qualifier.

 
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CW2 Jennifer C. Hunter Oorah Warrior 5K

  • Nelson Park at the Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-660-6266Donna Kleman
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 7:15 - 10 AM

While Honoring and Remembering Fallen Warriors whose pictures line the run route, there is an opportunity to "Ruck for Vets", filling up rucksacks/backpacks with canned goods to support elderly veterans served by Meals-on-Wheels. Boxes of canned goods are also welcomed.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour – Eastside

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N 1st StAbilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • $25

Guiding locals and visitors on an entertaining walking tour of Downtown Abilene. Highlighting the history, local businesses, and art, this tour is informative, fun, and a great way to find out what’s happening downtown. Samples, of course, are a must. This tour covers the Eastern parts of Northern Downtown. Private tours are available.

 
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Dyess Big Country AirFest

  • West Side – Abilene Regional Airport
  • Navajo TrailAbilene, Texas
  • 325-677-7755Steve Krazer
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 9 am - 4 pm

Dyess Big Country AirFest is a celebration of aviation designed to provide an educational and entertaining experience for residents from around the Big Country of Texas. The event fosters a continuation of the strong bond between Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene and the surrounding area. It also provides a destination for aviators from throughout the Southwest to participate in an event designed for civilian and military aviation enthusiasts.

 

Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 05/21/22 - 06/04/22
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays on May 21, May 28, June 4, June 25, and July 2. Outdoors in the museum's parade grounds (courtyard area).

 
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Jarod Grice

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StreetAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Check out Jarod Grice and enjoy good drinks at the Ice House.

 
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Mud Bugs, Brews, and Barbecue

  • Pappy Slokum Brewing Co
  • 409 South Treadaway BoulevardAbilene
  • 325-704-5161Pappy Slokum
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 12 - 7 pm

Crooked Creek Meats is back at Pappy Slokum Brewing Co. for our annual crawfish boil!

 
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Potosi Live's Chuckle Shack - Chingo Bling

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 9 - 11 pm
  • Tickets $30+

Potosi Live's Chuckle Shack presents Rapper, Comedian and Texas native Official Chingo Bling on May 21st with special guest Jesse Peyton Comedy, and host Flo Hernandez! Must be 21+ years old. Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts at 9 pm. Tickets available @ stubwire.com

 
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Southwest Hoops Mayfest

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene, TX
  • 806-201-2777Cory Lusk
  • 05/21/22 - 05/22/22
  • Call for times & admission

Youth boys and girls basketball tournament with players competing in the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center. 

 
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Zoolute

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 9 am - 5 pm

Join us for annual Zoolute to Dyess! This event is presented by H-E-B. On Saturday, May 21st we honor and say thank you to our military. All military, veterans and their families receive free admission with military or dependent ID. Don’t miss out on food, music and keeper chats. So bring military or dependent ID for free admission and join us for our opening ceremony at 0900 featuring the Dyess Honor Guard! Live music from 1100-1200! Hot dogs and pizza at 1130! Bounce house and games all day!

 
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Aladdin

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress StreetAbilene
  • 05/22/22 - 05/22/22
  • $2.00

Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine’s kingdom.

 
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Sunday Fun Day

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap RoadAbilene
  • 13256984351
  • 05/22/22 - 05/22/22
  • 2:30 pm

Your weekend just got better! Join the Abilene Public Library South Branch for Sunday Fun Day hosted on the fourth Sunday each month. Located at Women’s Dillard’s Courtyard. Each month, an hour-long session will feature a different activity such as crafts, experiments, story times, or guest visitors. At this session, we’ll provide you with the plain coffee filters and markers and show you how to turn them into beautiful butterflies! Don’t miss out on this fun, free, come-and-go event!

 
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Long Monday with Mad Cowboys

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/23/22 - 05/23/22
  • 6 - 8 pm

Start the week off right with good music and drinks.

 
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Double Shot Live

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop North
  • 2439 N Judge Ely BlvdAbilene
  • 05/25/22 - 05/25/22
  • 7 - 10 pm

Check out Double Shot live at Fuzzy's!

 
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Jim Sadler and Alex Flores

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/25/22 - 05/25/22
  • 6:30 pm

Enjoy drinks and live music by Jim Sadler and Alex Flores. 

 
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Josh Weathers Music with Kirk House Band

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw Dr.Abilene
  • 325-672-3500
  • 05/25/22 - 05/25/22
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music by Josh Weathers Music with Kirk House Band.

 
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Ariel Hutchins

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11th StAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lindsay
  • 05/26/22 - 05/26/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Good food, good tunes, and good drinks! Sponsored by Pest Patrol.

 

Davis Brothers

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/26/22 - 05/26/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Thursday night music with good drinks!

 
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Potosi Live presents Joe Dean

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/26/22 - 05/26/22
  • 7 - 8:30 pm
  • No Cover Charge

Potosi Live presents Joe Dean. Enjoy great food and music!

 
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Hometown Heroes' Tailgate

  • My Emergency Room 24/7
  • 4438 S ClackAbilene
  • 325-725-5337Jennifer Martinez
  • 05/27/22 - 05/27/22
  • 11 am - 2 pm
  • Donations only

My ER 24/7 wants to say thank you to our Abilene Hometown Heroes for always being available for our community. We're offering FREE lunch to Police, Fire, EMS, Teachers, Military and City employees. Donations will be accepted for lunch and 100% will be given to our Hometown Heroes at the end of the event. Bring the kids for fun in the sun and enjoy food, games, karaoke, cornhole, a dunk tank, and more!

 

Luke Daniel

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/27/22 - 05/27/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Celebrate the last Friday in May with great drinks and live music!

 
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Potosi Live presents 5 N Dimers

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/27/22 - 05/27/22
  • 8- 10 pm
  • No Cover Charge

Potosi Live presents 5 N Dimers a mix of musicians from different bands, who have joined forces to bring a fun, energetic, and family-friendly show!

 
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USA Softball of Texas - Memorial Day Salute

  • Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-725-3837Bryan Nelson
  • 05/27/22 - 05/29/22
  • $5-Per Day
    $10-Weekend Pass

Softball tournament with 6-Open, 8-Open, 10-Open, 12-Open, 14-Open, and 16/18-Open divisions. 5 GG -3 pool, double elimination.

 
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Cassidy Sooter Live

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop North
  • 2439 N Judge Ely BlvdAbilene
  • 05/28/22 - 05/28/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Enjoy good food and music by Cassidy Sooter!

 
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May Market

  • Jack Rabbit Acres Mercantile
  • 810 Lytle Cove RoadAbilene
  • 325-660-7196Lana McCutchen
  • 05/28/22 - 05/28/22
  • 10 am - 5 pm

Pop up Vendor Market! There will be clothing, soaps, cups, candles, crocheted goods, baby booties, headbands, bows, t-shirts, etc. No pets allowed.

 
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Outta the Blue

  • The Zone
  • 3112 S 27th StAbilene
  • 469-232-8163Marnie Boyers
  • 05/28/22 - 05/28/22
  • 9 pm - 12 am

A night of rock and blues.

 
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Potosi Live presents Brad Russell Band

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111Potosi Live
  • 05/28/22 - 05/28/22
  • 8 - 10 pm
  • No Cover Charge

Potosi Live presents Brad Russell Band. Brad Russell Band is a high-flying honkytonk band!​ With a knack for honkytonk and dancehall tunes, they are guaranteed to bring a high-energy show. Their music has been played in 26 countries, and their last 4 singles have been charted on the Texas country music chart. don't miss a chance to see the future legends carry the honkytonk torch into a new generation! No Cover Charge!

 
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Long Monday with Mad Cowboys

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 05/30/22 - 05/30/22
  • 6 - 8 pm

Kick off your week with good music and drinks.

 

Human Trafficking - A Church Issue?

  • St. James United Methodist Church
  • 3100 Barrow StreetAbilene
  • 325-677-7895Tabea Drehsel
  • 05/31/22 - 05/31/22
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • $5

Open to the community - Hosted by the Big Country Human Trafficking Coalition (housed at RVCC). We will be showing the powerful documentary "Blind Eyes Opened" which is a first-of-a-kind Christian documentary that dives deep into the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. There will be agencies and ministries hosting booths at the event to share ways that we can fight Human Trafficking together. Lunch will be provided. General registration link: https://emeraldofthesea.breezechms.com/form/59830

 
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Colton Fox

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 06/01/22 - 06/01/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday night drinks and music at the Ice House!

 
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Caleb Sutton

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut StAbilene
  • 325-232-7897The Ice House at LSDG
  • 06/02/22 - 06/02/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Live music and great drinks at the Ice House!

 
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Ariel Hutchins Band

  • P.T Event Center
  • 5126 Brick RdAbilene
  • 325-725-0445
  • 06/03/22 - 06/03/22
  • 8 pm - 12 am

Country dancing at it’s best with Ariel Hutchins!

 

The Color Purple - Paramount Film Series

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 06/03/22 - 06/04/22
  • Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.
  • $6-$7

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

 
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Abilene StrEATs

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 240 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-201-8200Jennifer Waldmann
  • 06/04/22 - 06/04/22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Various pricing options available. Visit website for details.

Join us for a unique al fresco culinary celebration on Cypress Street. Courses presented by Black Cur & Rancho Loma, Cypress Street Station, Salty Roan Bakery, The Local, and The Shed. Handcrafted cocktails and wine pairings prepared by Kao Lounge and Rancho Loma.

Benefiting United Way of Abilene.

 
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MasterCoaches Volleyball Clinic at AYSA

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 06/04/22 - 06/04/22

WHEN: Saturday, June 4th (8am-5pm) Optional Pre-Clinic/Meet and Greet--Friday Night (5-7pm)

WHERE: Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center, Abilene, TX

COST: Registration=$150 (This includes the Friday Night Pre-Clinic!) (CEU Credit is available for those who have had it approved by their school admin)

WHO: The Master Coaches Clinicians are Bob Bertucci, Brian Gimmillaro, Mick Haley, and Ruth Nelson. These four clinicians each have 40+ years of experience coaching volleyball.

 
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Touring Outlaw Modifieds, All Regular Classes

  • Abilene Speedway
  • 6825 W. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 325-725-3849Robert Poor
  • 06/04/22 - 06/04/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Come see super-fast "TOMS" Touring Outlaw MODIFIED dirt track racing, along with all our regular classes. Great food, great fun and great racing.

 
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Turning Pointe Dance Academy's 2022 Recital

  • Wylie Performing Arts Center
  • 4502 Antilley Rd.Abilene, TX
  • 325-232-5766Alexandria Ritchie
  • 06/04/22 - 06/04/22
  • 6 - 8:30 pm

Come travel the states with us at Turning Pointe's 2022 Recital: Roadtrip USA! This will be a fun-filled night with dances performed by Turning Pointe's students and our award-winning competition team. Tickets are available at etix.com through the link provided.

 
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Women's West Texas Golf Association Annual Championship

  • Abilene Country Club - South Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 3258295375103Judy Harris
  • 06/05/22 - 06/10/22
  • Entry Fees Apply

The WWTGA tournament is a four to five day women's golf tournament. The location rotates among the Host Club members. On the first day, the ladies play a qualifying round. It includes the 16 (or 32) low handicap index players and any other players who elect to qualify that have an index of no higher than 15.9. The format is then match play divided by flights.

 
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Air It Out Football Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/06/22 - 06/07/22
  • $275-Per 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. 

 
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AYSA Vertimax Basketball Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Tucker Smith
  • 06/06/22 - 06/09/22
  • 2:30 p.m.

Come get a week of good workouts in, learn better takeoff and landing techniques on your form, work on some balance and injury prevention techniques, and have A BLAST!

 
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Air It Out Football Passing Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/08/22 - 06/09/22
  • $275-Per 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. 

 
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Zac Wilkerson

  • Lytle Land and Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11th StreetAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lindsay
  • 06/09/22 - 06/09/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Come hang out and enjoy live music and good food! Sponsored by Pest Patrol

 
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Stars Over Abilene Regional Quilt Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 951-442-1922Sue Gan
  • 06/10/22 - 06/11/22
  • $10

Hundreds of quilts made by regional quilters will be on display. Attendees may vote for their favorites on Friday. Quilt shops and other vendors will be there and food will be presented for purchase.

 
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USA Softball of Texas West Pixie State Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-439-1153Willie Beck
  • 06/10/22 - 06/12/22
  • Call for details

Watch as girls compete for the state championship held at the Lake Kirby Softball Complex.

 
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Young Audiences of Abilene Enchanted Eatery

  • The Hotel Wooten Ballroom
  • 1102 N. 3rd StreetAbilene
  • 325-677-1161Laura King
  • 06/10/22 - 06/11/22
  • 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • $9.00 per person

Join Young Audiences of Abilene at their Enchanted Eatery during the CALF, Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Registration ahead of event at www.abilenecalf.com is required for food reservation and seating. Three seating options (10;30-11:30, 11:30-12:30, 12:30-1:30) are available for a Chick-Fil-A nugget lunch while you visit with costumed characters from your favorite books and movies. Photo opportunities will be available with the characters.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic Pops III: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 06/11/22 - 06/11/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The world-famous Classical Mystery Tour Returns to Abilene! Hear all your favorite Beatles hits such as Penny Lane, Yesterday, Imagine, I am the Walrus and much more! From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you‘ve never heard them: with a live symphony orchestra!

 

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour – Westside

  • Vera Hall Minter Park
  • 209 Cypress StAbilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 06/11/22 - 06/11/22
  • $25

Guiding locals and visitors on an entertaining walking tour of downtown Abilene. Highlighting the history, local businesses, and art, this tour is informative, fun, and a great way to find out what’s happening downtown. Samples, of course, are a must. This tour covers the Western parts of Northern Downtown.

 
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Second Hand Prophets

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop North
  • 2439 N Judge Ely BlvdAbilene
  • 06/11/22 - 06/11/22
  • 8 - 11 pm

Check out Second Hand Prophets at Fuzzy's!

 
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Abilene Music Teachers Association Showcase Concert

  • First Baptist Church Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene, TX
  • 325-668-5134Sherry Frush
  • 06/13/22 - 06/13/22
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Free

Great music for a great cause. The largest fundraiser to benefit Harmony Family Services, Inc. an organization that provides foster care and emergency shelter for children. Students and teachers from Abilene and the surrounding area perform ensembles, solos, and original compositions on eight pianos on stage. Pianos are provided by Lubbock Piano Gallery and First Baptist Church Abilene.

 
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Air It Out Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/13/22 - 06/14/22
  • $275-Per 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. 

 
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AYSA Vertimax Volleyball Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Tucker Smith
  • 06/13/22 - 06/16/22
  • 2:30 p.m.

Come get a week of good workouts in, learn better balance, takeoff, and landing techniques, as well as injury prevention techniques, and HAVE A BLAST!

 
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Air It Out Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/15/22 - 06/16/22
  • $275-Per 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. 

 
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Friends of the Library Book Sale

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1101 N. 1st St.abilene
  • 325-668-5645Martha Magee
  • 06/16/22 - 06/19/22
  • Call for details.

Be a part of one of the biggest used book sales around by attending the Friends of the Abilene Public LIbrary's Annual Book Sale at your Abilene Convention Center. You'll find the best deals around on a wide selection of books, movies, music, children's books, and more. All proceeds from the sale go towards benefiting your Abilene Public Library. The majority of all the materials in the sale come from your donations to the library and you will be able to build your personal library at a fraction of the cost.

 
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Shane Terrel

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E South 11th StreetAbilene
  • 325-677-1925Lindsay
  • 06/16/22 - 06/16/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Live Music and a good time! Sponsored by Pest Patrol

 

Texas Showcase League Baseball Abilene Opener 15U/18U

  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco College
  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco CollegeAbilene
  • 817-637-2453Mark Evans
  • 06/16/22 - 06/19/22
  • Fees Apply

Texas Showcase League offers showcase tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Their venues include various colleges, universities, and professional stadiums throughout the state. Divisions 15U/16U & 17U/18U, 4 game guarantee, *pool winners advance to championship play. 

 
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Couples Golf Tournament 2022

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. TreadawayAbilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/17/22 - 06/19/22
 
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PDGA Dynamic Discs Flex Start & Abilene Wild Hair

  • Will Hair Park
  • 101 E. AmblerAbilene
  • 817-673-3002Cody Jenkins
  • 06/17/22 - 06/19/22
  • Entry fees apply

Professional Disc Golf Association presents PRO/AM C-Tier Dynamic Discs Flex Start Friday and PRO/AM B-Tier Abilene Wild Hair Disc Golf Tournament. Abilene Wild Hair event will be three rounds of shotgun start. Two rounds on Saturday and one round on Sunday.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour – Eastside

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N 1st StAbilene
  • 512-619-7326Trevor Allen
  • 06/18/22 - 06/18/22
  • 10 am - 12 pm
  • $25

Guiding locals and visitors on an entertaining walking tour of downtown Abilene. Highlighting history, local businesses, and art, this tour is informative, fun, and a great way to find out what’s happening downtown. Samples, of course, are a must. This tour covers the Eastern parts of N Downtown. Private tours available.

 

Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 06/18/22 - 07/02/22
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays on June 18, June 25, and July 2. Outdoors in the museum's parade grounds (courtyard area).

 
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Houston Boychoir in Concert: On the Road Again

  • Hardin-Simmons University Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall
  • 2200 Hickory StreetAbilene
  • 325-677-1161Laura King
  • 06/18/22 - 06/18/22
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Free admission

Houston Boychoir concerts delight audiences of all ages. Their music spans the centuries and the globe as boys sing music from the Western European tradition and music of many lands, languages and cultures. With two choirs to charm you, audiences will hear the soaring voices of the Chamber Choir and the powerful young men's voices of the Olde Boys. When their voices combine into one large Houston Boychoir, they are thrilling.

 
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Recycled Regatta

  • Johnson Park
  • 273 Johnson Rd.Abilene
  • 325-676-9991Heather Juarez
  • 06/18/22 - 06/18/22
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Spectators Free

Join Global Samaritan for a day on the lake watching members of the community attempt to float/race a boat made entirely from recycled materials.

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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. In 1904, the institution was founded to help individuals with epilepsy through research, care, isolation, and offering a place to work and live. The complex consisted of an administration building, a power plant, a women’s and men’s hospital, four cottages, and a home for the superintendent. The hospital was a state of the art facility and housed 200 patients by the fall of 1904. By the 1920s, the state of Texas expressed the desire to include individuals with mental health disabilities and renamed the colony the Abilene State Hospital and added a recreation building, x-ray laboratories, twin dormitories, and a warehouse. The named changed to Abilene State School in the 1950s and later the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The current living center is dedicated to treatment, rehabilitation, independence, and helping individuals feel safe and healthy.

 

 
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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 - 06/25/22
  • 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

A white wedding dress is a relatively new and modern concept and is mostly worn in the Americas and western European countries. Wedding dresses throughout the world and time have varied greatly in color, style, and tradition. Even in the Western part of the world in Roman times brides wore a yellow veil and Ancient Athenians wore long violet or reddish robes. (Summer Brennan, 'A Natural History of the Wedding Dress', September 27, 2017, jStor Daily). For many centuries, brides wore their finest gown or dress for their weddings regardless of color. It wasn’t until Queen Victoria donned her white wedding dress in 1840 that white became a popular color for wedding dresses throughout Europe and the Americas. 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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A Larger View: Historic Panoramic Photographs

  • The Grace
  • 102 Cypress StreetAbilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 12/18/21 - 11/12/22

Large panoramic photographs of landscapes or groups have been around since the invention of photography. This exhibition will discuss the history of the early photographic processes of taking and creating panoramic photographs through cameras and photographs from The Grace’s permanent collection.

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition - Work and Whimsy: R. Gregory Christie

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 02/03/22 - 05/21/22
  • Free

R. Gregory Christie started his career along an unconventional path. 'I started painting in nightclubs. DJs would spin records, and I would show slides or do a live painting in front of a crowd. Sounds crazy, I know, but coming from a small town in NJ and having no network in NY, it was an idea that turned into an opportunity.' These life painting sessions led to album artwork and then to his first children’s book project with Lee and Lowe books. His first book, Palm of My Heart, earned him a Coretta Scott King Honor award and started him on his prolific career.

Some of his books deal with historical figures, and others are fantastical and abstract. 'Each one has its distinct demeanor, and I get into each separate mindset to create something beautiful and interesting. I’ve always been inspired by any artist who can alter the human form with eloquence and rhythm. I simply can’t get away from the human form and portraiture. Inspiration also comes from living life and keeping the balance of being social.'

R. Gregory Christie is known today as a multi-award-winning illustrator, whose accolades include a Caldecott Honor for Freedom in Congo Square, art for the New Orleans Jazz Festival’s Congo square poster, designer for the 2013 United States Postal office’s Kwanzaa Stamp, six Coretta Scott King Honor awards and even a 2010 NAACP Image Award for his work in the book “Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Changeauthored by J. Patrick Lewis.

From album cover designs to children’s books to animating films, Christie continues his inspiring journey of art.

 
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Center For Contemporary Arts Portrait Of A Horse

  • Center For Contemporary Arts, Bill & Alice Wright Photography Gallery
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Center For Contemporary Arts
  • 03/17/22 - 06/04/22
  • 11 am - 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

Center For Contemporary Arts Portrait Of A Horse by Keith Carter, Alyssa Hartley, Bank Langmore, Nancy Newberry, Jennifer Nichols, Alison V Smith, Wilfred Dudley Smithers, Bill Wittliff, and Bill Wright. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
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Cara Barer: Obsolescence

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress StreetAbilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 03/24/22 - 09/17/22

Houston based artist, Cara Barer blurs the line between object, sculpture, and photography. She salvages discarded or obsolete books and transforms the books into sculpture by using water, clamps, string, staples, and glue. Barer hopes to raise questions about the transient, exploitive, and fragile nature in which we now choose to gain knowledge and about the future of books in our current culture.

 
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Center For Contemporary Arts Art In Context

  • Center For Contemporary Arts Gallery 3
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Center For Contemporary Arts
  • 04/15/22 - 06/04/22
  • 11 am - 5 pm
  • Admission: Free

Center For Contemporary Arts Art In Context by Terry Browder. Exhibit is located in Gallery 3

 

Swenson Garden Grill & Chill

  • Historic Swenson House
  • 1726 Swenson StreetAbilene
  • 325-669-6901Elizabeth Norman
  • 05/21/22 - 05/21/22
  • 6 - 9 pm
  • $60

Please join us for appetizers, wine tasting, beer, music & friends. Enjoy the lovely Swenson House gardens in spring. Buy your tickets early. We sold out last year. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.swenson-house.org/.

 
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Nights at the NCCIL: Inspired by Yuyi Morales

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar StreetAbilene
  • 325-673-4586Molly Bellah
  • 05/26/22 - 05/26/22
  • 6-8pm

Enjoy spirits and nosh while stitching your own sombrero with hands on instruction from our own Beth Joy!

 
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My Jesse James Adventure

  • Jody Klotz Fine Art
  • 1060 N. 2nd StreetAbilene
  • 325-670-9880Joshua Wright
  • 06/07/22 - 06/07/22
  • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Free

Art and history collide in an exciting and engaging exhibition this summer at Jody Klotz Fine Art. The gallery will have two series of etchings by the prolific Dallas-based artist Colette Copeland from her project entitled My Jesse James Adventure. The opening reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and artist talk will be June 7th from 5:30-7:30pm. The artist will walk guests through the exhibition offering additional insight into her project.