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Events from 08/20/2018 to 08/27/2018

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ACU-HSU-McMurry Move-in Week Special

  • Courtyard/TownePlace Suites NE by Marriott
  • 2141 Scottish Rd.Abilene
  • 325-673-0400Jamie Foreman
  • 08/20/18 - 08/26/18
  • $119- Per night plus taxes

Abilene’s newest and only dual branded Marriott is awaiting you. Book your stay at the Courtyard/TownePlace Suites Abilene NE and receive a special rate during Move-in Week.  Just minutes away from campus. 

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Chalk Painting Public Event

  • 23 Junk Street
  • 4802 S. 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-884-4250Tonya
  • 08/24/18 - 08/24/18
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • $40

Come paint a beautiful chalk sign and receive 2 free pieces of Paparazzi jewelry. All materials and instructions provided. 18x18 finished sign with frame.

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Jim Wahlenmaier Memorial Barrel Race

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-513-9994Amanda Earles
  • 08/24/18 - 08/26/18
  • Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Watch as riders race around barrels for the fastest time.

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27th Annual Grace Gala Honoring Martha Keil

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 08/25/18 - 08/25/18
  • 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Please call for information

The gala will honor a woman who has faithfull contributed to the efforts and growth of The Grace Museum and arts education. Limited seating, please call for more information/waiting list. 

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Dillard's Back to School Back to Fashion Show

  • Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 08/25/18 - 08/25/18
  • 2 p.m.
  • Free

Make plans to attend this event showcasing the newest, school ready trends.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/25/18 - 08/25/18
  • 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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Rock 108 Birthday Bash

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 08/28/18 - 08/28/18
  • 7 p.m.
  • $35- Advance General Admission

Featuring the Loudwire Gen X Summer Tour with Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, and Alien Ant Farm.

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Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Park Softball Complex
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-370-7522Jack Guzman
  • 08/31/18 - 09/03/18
  • Runs 24 hours each day
  • Admission varies

Teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma compete. All the money raised goes to local scholarships and community sponsorships.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/01/18 - 09/01/18
  • 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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Tot Spot - Sept. 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 09/06/18 - 09/07/18
  • Thurs. & Fri., 9:30 & 11 a.m.
  • $5-Non-Members; Members Free

This popular program, for ages 3 to 5 and parents, features hands-on activities and gallery games.

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Art Adventure - September 2018

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/07/18 - 09/07/18
  • 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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8th Annual Big Country Mudslinger Fun Run

  • SeaBee Park
  • FM 600Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Michelle Ludwig
  • 09/08/18 - 09/08/18
  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Walk or run an approximately 3 mile course that includes several fun and crazy challenges along the way. At the end of the race participants crawl through the last of 4 Mud Pits crossing the finish line as an official Mudslinger.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/08/18 - 09/08/18
  • 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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Alliance for Women & Children's Annual Fall Luncheon

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-5321Jennifer Jones
  • 09/13/18 - 09/13/18
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • To be announced.

Featuring Taya Kyle, wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, American Wife. Taya is a bold advocate for women and families and a passionate voice for faith, strength and American ideals.

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Anime Sekai

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 832-494-4028Westly
  • 09/14/18 - 09/16/18
  • 8 a.m. to Midnight
  • $30

The word 'Sekai' is Japanese for world; we want to bring the experience of stepping into a world of anime full of cosplay, music, fashion, anime, art, games, contests, events and collectibles, over $1,000 in cash awards and give aways.

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Paramount Film Series: Back to the Future Trilogy

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620George Levesque
  • 09/14/18 - 09/15/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

A time traveling DeLorean transports Marty McFly and Doc Brown into the past, present and future. Starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Color; Rated PG; 1985, 1989, 1990. Sponsored by IN-Focus Digital.

ASC Men's & Women's Individual Invitational Tennis

  • Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities
  • Hardin-Simmons and McMurry UniversitiesAbilene
  • 325-670-1446Shane Williford
  • 09/15/18 - 09/16/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

ASC sanctioned tennis tournament hosted by Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/15/18 - 09/15/18
  • 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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Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Rose Park
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2907Kristin Bishop
  • 09/15/18 - 09/15/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free

The Alzheimer’s Association’s signature awareness and fundraising event, raising funds for care, support and research.

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Texas State Belt Sander Racing Championships

  • Frontier Texas!
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 09/18/18 - 09/18/18
  • 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $50-Individual BBQ dinner and spectator; $250-$1500-Racing team sponsorships

A fun evening to raise funds for the museum. BBQ Dinner, music, belt sanders (yes, those power tools) racing down a track. Winning team is crowned as Texas State Belt Sander Racing Champion for 2018.

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Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 09/20/18 - 09/20/18
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • $100-Person

The Chamber's biggest party of the year featuring Asleep at the Wheel! Celebrate the year's accomplishments and cast vision for the new chamber year.

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Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-2474Phone
  • 09/01/18 - 10/06/18
  • Main Branch: Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sun., 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Free

A traveling multimedia Smithsonian exhibit celebrating America’s love of sports and the impact they have on society.