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Events from 03/25/2017 to 04/01/2017

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Southwest Best Barrel Productions

  • Taylor County Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 03/24/17 - 03/26/17
  • Fri., 1 to 6 p.m.; Sat.- Sun., 9 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Watch horse and rider race around barrels for the best times to win the grand prize.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 03/25/17 - 03/25/17
  • 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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Food and Hope Event

  • Global Samaritan Resources
  • 2074 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-665-0229Myra Dean
  • 03/25/17 - 03/25/17
  • Noon to 9 p.m.
  • $50-Suggested sponsorship; No donation required to draw on boxes

Write and draw messages of peace, hope, friendship and love on 2,400 boxes of fortified food. Global Samaritan, using the U.S.. Air Force 'space available' program, is sending the food to sustain refugees in Northern Iraq until they can return to their homes. Suggested sponsorship is $50 per box, but no donation is required to write and draw on boxes. Open to the public.

Girlfriends Wandering Market

  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6211-1
  • 03/25/17 - 03/25/17
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5; Free-children age 12 and younger

Shopping event showcasing an eclectic blend of handmade and home decor artisans, modern trends, fashion boutiques, vintage inspiration and more. 

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The Little Mermaid

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Children's Performing Arts Series
  • 03/25/17 - 03/25/17
  • 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • $9

Featuring attractive staging and a humorous script, the show is presented by The Panto Co., a well-known British children’s theater company.

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Texas Gun & Knife Show

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 830-285-0575TGKS
  • 03/25/17 - 03/26/17
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Call for admission.

Providing a safe environment for the public to come shop for guns, knives and ammo.

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Texas High School Powerlifting State Championships

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-691-1000Justin Head
  • 03/25/17 - 03/25/17
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.; Competition: 9 a.m.
  • $5-Person ages 5 and up

Watch the best power lifters in the state compete.

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Blessed Families Fun Night

  • First Baptist Church, Family Life Center
  • 1442 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-675-8144First Baptist Church
  • 03/30/17 - 03/30/17
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free

An evening for special needs children, adults, and families featuring  adaptive activities of bowling, skating, art, games in the gym and therapy dogs and pizza. Parent, guardian or caretaker must accompany child or adult to event.

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Book-It: Non-Profit Panel

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Richardson Library
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-370-1807Mary Burke
  • 03/30/17 - 03/30/17
  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Free

Discover different aspects of non-profits from how the differ to how to run one and other topics focusing on this subject. Panel members are: Betty Hukill, Historic Paramount Theatre, Inc.; Darla Harmon, Center for Contemporary Arts; Samantha Manski, Mental Health America of Abilene; Debra Young, Department of Health and Human Services Commission.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271Box Office
  • 03/30/17 - 04/08/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $12-Students, military and senior citizens

Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless laughter.

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Friends of the ACU Library Spring Banquet

  • Abilene Christian University, Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2430Mollie
  • 03/30/17 - 03/30/17
  • 6 p.m.
  • $40-Person; $1,000-Table of eight

Enjoy a captivating evening of pictorial stories about Abilene in the 1950s and ’60s. Jay Moore will guide his audience on a fascinating journey through Abilene’s transformation into the city we know today. Moore is a native Abilenian and producer of a popular series of documentaries on local history, and the author of Abilene History in Plain Sight.
 

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Godspell directed by Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405Victoria Spangler
  • 03/30/17 - 04/09/17
  • March 30-31, at 7:30 p.m.
    April 1 and 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.
    April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.
  • $15-General admission; $10-Seniors, military and students; $5-HSU faculty, staff and students

The production deals with the last days of Jesus and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak.

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Life in Bloom

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-6415Holly Joiner
  • 03/30/17 - 03/30/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $35-Person

Pregnancy Resources of Abilene’s 13th annual fundraising banquet featuring Nashville singer/songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.

Abilene High Invitational Tennis Tournament

  • Abilene High School, Cooper High School and Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 2800 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-17312253
  • 03/31/17 - 04/01/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Support local athletes as they compete.

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Big Country Swap Meet

  • Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. Stamford St.Abilene
  • 512-944-6201Randy Young
  • 03/31/17 - 04/01/17
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Free-Admission; $5-On premise parking

West Central Texas' finest auto, motorcycle, race car, tractor, scooter, and memorabilia swap meet and car corral. RV Electrical hookup available in designated spaces and separate RV hookups for overnight campers. Pull through spaces available.

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Dinner with Robert Sabuda

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Debbie Lillick
  • 03/31/17 - 03/31/17
  • 6 p.m.
  • $35-Person

Pop over to have dinner with 'Prince of Pop-up.'

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Sunburst Beauty Pageant

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Michelle Parker
  • 03/31/17 - 03/31/17
  • Registration- 5:30 p.m.; Pageant- 6:30 p.m.
  • Varies

Participate in this local preliminary event as a first step to getting involved in Sunburst. Competition includes babies, both boys and girls three years and younger, and females up to 27 years old. If you are a finalist at your local preliminary then your $250 entry fee is paid to attend your State Competition.

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City of Abilene Evening Easter Egg Hunt

  • Lee Sports Complex
  • 1318 N. Pioneer Dr.Abilene
  • 325-734-5306Jeff White
  • 04/01/17 - 04/01/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • Free

Children ages 12 and younger and their families will be hunting for 20,000 eggs. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance for photos.

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Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off & Downtown Clean Up

  • Wagstaff Law Firm
  • 290 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-734-3301Nicole Eaves
  • 04/01/17 - 04/01/17
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

This beautification event bring together hundreds of volunteers who will pick up litter in public areas such as streets, highways and empty fields. Sponsored by Keep Abilene Beautiful, the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Abilene and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers will receive a free breakfast.

Easter Bunny Photos & Visits

  • Mall of Abilene - Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Michelle Parker
  • 04/01/17 - 04/15/17
  • Pricing and times vary

The Easter Bunny is available for your spring photos and visits. Each child who visit the bunny will receive a free surprise courtesy of Mall of Abilene.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/01/17 - 04/01/17
  • 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.

FrontierFest Volleyball Tournament

  • Abilene High School and Cooper High School
  • 325-668-6375Regina Sanders
  • 04/01/17 - 04/02/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • $10-Tournament pass; $5-Daily admission

This prestigious NTR USA Volleyball sanctioned tournament features 2-day pool and playoffs and 2-day guaranteed 10 sets. Hosted by Abilene Aces.

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Pop-up Workshop with Artist Robert Sabuda

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL)
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Debbie Lillick
  • 04/01/17 - 04/01/17
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • $10-Person

Exhibited in 2003 and 2004, 'Prince of Pop-up' will lead a pop-up workshop in celebration of NCCIL's 20th anniversary.

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UIL District 4 5A Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-691-1000x8543Trance Rosenquist
  • 04/05/17 - 04/06/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

High school tennis players compete for UIL District 4-5A championships.

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Art Adventure

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/07/17 - 04/07/17
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free; Reservations requested

This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

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Paramount Film Series: High Noon

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 04/07/17 - 04/08/17
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors, military and children

Former marshal Will Kane is preparing to leave New Mexico with his new bride, when he learns that a local criminal has been set free and is coming to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges; black & white, 85 minutes, rated PG, 1952. 

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Passover Experience

  • First Church of Nazarene, Sovereign Grace Classical School
  • 2849 Beltway S.Abilene
  • 325-690-6464Creg Istre
  • 04/07/17 - 04/07/17
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • $15-Person; $85-Table of 8

Join on God's redemptive journey for His people through the celebration of our Passover Experience. Complete will full dinner, Passover Meal (Seder Plate), and a journey through the plagues to redemption.

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2nd Annual Boss Memorial Run Car Show

  • Trade Days of West Texas
  • 2501 E. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 432-967-2124Donna Davis
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Visit website for registration information.

Featring cars, bikes, crafts, food trucks, raffle and music. In conjunction with Trade Days of West Texas. Benefitting Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and Metroplex Concerns of Police Survivors.

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Abilene State Park Eggxtreme Easter Hunt

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Tracy Mays
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • 9 hr. Hunt- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Traditional hunt- 9 a.m. for ages 0-4
    10:30 a.m. for ages 5-8
    11:30 a.m. for ages 9-12
  • $5-Per car

A 9 hour hunt to give guests enough time to find all of the prize eggs hidden in the park; for ages 13 and older. Registration for this hunt required upon arrival to the park. There will also be a traditional hunt for kids 12 and younger with an appearance by the Easter bunny himself; no registration required. Food trucks will be availabe for lunch options.

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AEF's Cajun Festival

  • Taylor County Expo Fair Grounds
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-1444 x 2616Christine Curtis-Carr
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Please visit website for pricing details.

A family-fun event benefiting the Abilene Education Foundation and the students in AISD. Crawfish and shrimp dinner, 5K walk/run, entertainment, inflatable park, car show, shopping and so much more.

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Big Country Outdoor and Home Expo

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-698-4232Terah
  • 04/08/17 - 04/09/17
  • More information coming soon
  • $5-Person; Free-Ages 12 and younger with parent

Home building and remodeling expo plus everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. 

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Bowl For Kids' Sake

  • PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center
  • 4551 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-674-3115Mallory Ashford
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • Sessions:9 to 11 a.m.
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $625-Team

A fun and easy way for you and your company friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Central Texas Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-668-8558Kay McDaniel
  • 04/08/17 - 04/09/17
  • Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $3-Adults; $1.50-Children ages 6 to 12; Free-Scouts and military in uniform and children 6 and younger

Exhibits, wheel of fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, crack your own geode, silent auction, door prizes and grand prize drawing. Proceeds benefit scholarship program.

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Chautauqua Learning Series

  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365BGHV
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

This month's presentation: 'April 1945: Capture of the Dilligen Bridge and Liberation' by William and Jennifer Lenches. This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/08/17 - 04/08/17
  • 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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Trade Days of West Texas

  • Trade Days of West Texas
  • 2501 E. Hwy 80Abilene
  • 214-850-7566Cynthia McMillion
  • 04/08/17 - 04/09/17
  • Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Featuring unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade, food trucks and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

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USSSA Spring Ironman Slow Pitch

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 04/08/17 - 04/09/17
  • Call for times and admission

Pool play with 6 game guarantee. 

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Food & Wine in the Bible

  • The Mill Winery
  • 239 Locust StAbilene
  • 325-788-0360The Mill Winery
  • 04/11/17 - 04/11/17
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • $35

Join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus in a unique way. We will explore the fulfillment of scripture in the Passover and will look at the role that wine played in some of Christianity’s most significant events. We will feature Israeli wine & food reminiscent of the time period.

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ArtWalk: CarWalk Meets Cosplay

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 04/13/17 - 04/13/17
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

The Center for Contemporary Arts presents this monthly, family-friendly event downtown. This month a community car show will line Cypress Street with Abilene’s most interesting cars and costumes.

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Wild Wild West Karate Meet

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7022Larry Fields
  • 04/14/17 - 04/15/17
  • Call for times and admission
  • Call for admission

Amateur Organization of Karate santioned tournament for all ages.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-676-6085Flavia Fernandes
  • 04/15/17 - 04/15/17
  • 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
  • $15-Adults; $10-Children ages 3 through 12; $5-Ages 2 and younger.

Enjoy a continental breakfast of assorted pastries and fresh fruit, milk, juice or coffee along with a fun Easter craft and a framed photo with the Easter Bunny.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/15/17 - 04/15/17
  • 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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UIL Region 1-3A Tennis Championships

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 04/17/17 - 04/19/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

High school boys and girls compete to win their regional title.

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Taste of Abilene

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-0715Kayla
  • 04/18/17 - 04/18/17
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $35

An annual showcase of Abilene’s finest restaurant and caterers. This event is presented by the Abilene Rotary Club and sponsored by Glazer Family Services. 

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Spoken from the Heart

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-696-0646Elyse Lewis
  • 04/20/17 - 04/20/17
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for sponsorship information.

The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is pleased to present 'Spoken from the Heart: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush.' This event will bring together the Institute, the Abilene community, and our exclusive health care sponsor, Hendrick Health System, to improve the lives of women by promoting health, individually inspired. 

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13th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

  • Perini Ranch
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 800-367-1721Perini Ranch
  • 04/21/17 - 04/23/17
  • Times and Admission: Varies per event

Make plans to join award winning winemakers and chefs under the oaks at Perini Ranch. Hosted by Perini Ranch, Becker Vineyards and Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard.

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2nd Annual Boss Memorial Poker Run

  • Kent's Harley Davidson
  • 3106 S. Clack St.Abilene
  • 432-967-2124Donna Davis
  • 04/21/17 - 04/22/17
  • Fri., 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Visit website for registration information.

Fri., April 21: Party on the Patio at Kent's Harley Davidson. Featuring Swan Song - a Led Zepplin Tribute Band. Sat., April 22: Car's welcome, silent auction, brisket plates, raffle, DJ and live music.

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American Junior Rodeo Association Championships

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy. 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 04/21/17 - 04/23/17
  • See website for updated event times.
  • Call for admission

Come be part of the legacy of the AJRA where champions have been made since 1952!

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ASC Track & Field Championships

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1435
  • 04/21/17 - 04/22/17
  • Fri., Preliminaries- 10 a.m., Field-2 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m., Finals-1 p.m.
  • Free
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Couples Golf Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-1855Brian Nagy
  • 04/21/17 - 04/23/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Couples only golf tournament hosted by the Abilene Country Club.

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Noah Project Golf Tournament and Party

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-676-7107Crystal Parker
  • 04/21/17 - 04/21/17
  • Two tee times: 8 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Party: 7 p.m.
  • Call for pricing

Save the date to celebrate and support the Noah projects mission and outreach efforts in Abilene.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

  • Williams Performing Arts Center
  • 1725 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Adam Hester
  • 04/21/17 - 04/30/17
  • April 21-22, 28-29, 7:30 p.m.; April 23 and 30, 2 p.m.
  • $15

In this grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, this performance takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. In this Tony Award-winning play with music, a dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.

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SDPC Door Car Shootout

  • The Big Country Race Way
  • 5601 W. Stamford St.Abilene
  • 325-721-2021Sterling Russell
  • 04/21/17 - 04/22/17
  • 10 a.m.-Gates open
  • $20-Pit Side; $10-Spectator Side

Door Car Race featuring 3 classes: Big Tire, Small Tire and Street Tire. Guaranteed payout for all classes.

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5th Annual AU Nation 5v5 Cup "Under the Lights"

  • Lee Complex
  • 1318 N. PioneerAbilene
  • 325-725-4400Rachel Keesee
  • 04/22/17 - 04/23/17
  • 1 p.m.
  • Call for admission

U6-U14 (2011-2003) Boys and Girls soccer competition.

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Backyard Market at 23 Junk Street

  • 23 Junk Street
  • 2257 Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-725-5337Jennifer Martinez
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy Food trucks, shopping, and live music with all local vendors and artists with 23 Junk Street in their new venue The Backyard.

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Big Day Downtown!

  • Downtown Abilene
  • Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2984Allison Carroll
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free

A day of fun, food, music, sidewalk sales and an after-dark pub crawl. Live music, craft vendors on Cypress St., food trucks on N. 2nd St., special deals and sidewalk sales at area businesses, storybook characters, and fun events at several museums! 

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Classical Concert- Brahms Requiem

  • Abilene Civic Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Jill Bertsch
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $19-$42; Military and group discounts available

Brahms’s radiant music features soprano Elizabeth Moss, baritone Jeffrey Snider and Abilene’s own university choirs - Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University - on a performance rounded out by Sibelius’s heroic final symphony.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 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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Hope Mommies 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $30-Adults; $20-Children

A fundraiser for the local chapter as well as a memorial to all babies gone too soon. Hope Mommies™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization who sole purpose is to come alongside moms and families who have experienced infant loss.

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Master Gardeners' Spring Plant Sale

  • Taylor County Fairgrounds, Modern Living Mall
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-672-6048Big Country Master Gardener Association
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Free-admission

Shop for water-wise perennials, annuals, shrubs, grasses, roses, herbs, succulents that survive and thrive in the Big Country.

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Mayor's Race 2017

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6677Cheryl Sawyers
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • Race begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • $25-Individual 5K and 10K; $50-Team of 4 5K and 10K

5K, 10K & 1- Mile Family Fun Run. Race the downtown streets of Abilene, the course is flat, fast and family-friendly!

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MusicFest & Party for the Planet: Joy to the World!

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-437-4914Flavia Fernandes
  • 04/22/17 - 04/22/17
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors; $4.50-Children ages 3 to 12; Free-Children 2 and younger

Skip through the park to the lively tunes of local bands and performing groups, all while learning about world conservation. Underwritten by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Abilene.

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District 2 Golf Championship

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-690-9190Matt Neuvenheim
  • 04/24/17 - 04/25/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

National Junior College Athletic Association Region 5 and Region 14 compete for the title. 

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UIL Region 1-3A Golf Championships

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-674-4820Michael Rasor
  • 04/24/17 - 04/27/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

High school boys and girls compete for regional golf championships.

Museums & Galleries

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PDQ: Prints, Drawings, Quilts

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389CCA
  • 02/03/17 - 03/25/17
  • Tues. - Wed., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Artwork by Lynwood and Elli Kreneck.

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Skin

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389CCA
  • 02/23/17 - 04/22/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Skin is a collection of images celebrating the grace and simplicity of the human form. We each have our own unique beauty, and this collection is an exercise in observing and capturing glimpses of that. Adult oriented content on display.

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As Is: Rural Realism

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586The Grace Museum
  • 03/23/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Identifiable subjects are only part of the enduring allure of realism. Each generation of realist artists brings new subjects, new media, and new viewpoints to the genre. The AS IS: rural realism exhibitions feature the art of contemporary realists who focus on off-road subjects to create unique ways of seeing just how significant the seemingly insignificant can be.

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10th Annual Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 03/30/17 - 04/15/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

The goals of the exhibition are to celebrate young master artists and their dedicated teachers for demonstrating excellence in artistic expression and education and to recognize that outstanding artistic expression with a quality museum exhibition. Presented by the Abilene Education Foundation.

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Texas Noir: Photography by Ashton Thornhill

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 03/30/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Ashton Thornhill is a fine art photographer currently working on the Llano Estacado of Texas. He spent several years working as a photojournalist before he returned to his alma mater, Texas Tech University, to share his love of the medium and teach photography.

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Horizonscapes

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 04/25/17 - 08/12/17
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Students, seniors and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

The small scale of Katie Maratta’s vast miniature vistas demands closer examination. Only then are you rewarded with the impeccable detail of her horizontal narratives of the vast Texas landscape.