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Events from 06/26/2019 to 07/03/2019

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/08/19 - 08/31/19
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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AAU Track and Field Jr. Olympic National Qualifier

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 817-889-5175
  • 06/27/19 - 06/30/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Athletes compete to qualify for nationals.

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Nights at the NCCIL: Acrylic Abstract Workshop

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Trish Dressen
  • 06/27/19 - 06/27/19
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $40-Members, $45-Non-members

You and your friends will create and take home a grouping of four abstract acrylic 6x6" canvases inspired by Peter Brown's 'The Curious Garden.' Taught by our in-house art instructor, Taylor Beam. Find her on Instagram @tayloralexandrabeam. Two adult beverages wine or beer complimentary with each ticket. Space is limited.

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Rock & Roar feat. Holly Tucker

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.ABILENE
  • 325-676-6085Kayli Denson
  • 06/27/19 - 06/27/19
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $20-At the door; $15-Online; $10-Children

An opportunity like nothing else in West Texas. Meet some of Abilene’s wildest residents, raise a cold glass of beer, and sit on the zoo lawn while listening to live music from Top Texas Artist Holly Tucker.

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81st Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theater
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838Fort Griffin Fandangle
  • 06/28/19 - 06/29/19
  • 8:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $10-$20-Person

Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical is present on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and railroads and the Concord Stagecoach that ran between Albany and Fort Worth. Threatening prairie fires, a giant rattlesnake, a rowdy frontier town, and discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.

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Aaron Watson and Josh Abbott Band

  • Taylor County Expo Center, HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Taylor County Expo Center
  • 06/28/19
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $31-$65

Mark your calendars for this summer concert featuring Aaron Watson's newest Red Bandana Tour and Josh Abbott Band.

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Dive-In Movie: Aquaman

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2642 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 06/28/19 - 06/28/19
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
  • $4-Person

Enjoy a summer evening movie and swimming, sliding down water slides, and floating the lazy river.

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National Barrel Horse Assn. Abilene Super Show

  • Taylor County Expo
  • 1700 Hwy 36Abilene
  • 904-673-0844Paul Spanley
  • 06/28/19 - 06/30/19
  • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • $5

The National Barrel Horse Association, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is the largest barrel racing organization in the world. In 1992, the NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition.

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Paramount Productions presents 'Newsies'

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 06/28/19 - 06/30/19
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $12-$25

Presenting the Broadway musical based on the 1992 Disney film. Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Featuring lively music and energetic dances, Newsies is a crowd-pleasing recent Broadway smash.

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USA Softball of Texas Lone Star Showdown

  • Redbud Park
  • 3125 S 32nd St.Abilene
  • 512-590-2516Mike Ruiz
  • 06/28/19 - 06/30/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Support local athletes as they participate in this two day tournament. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 06/29/19 - 06/29/19
  • 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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SUP Yoga

  • SUP Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee CircleAbilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/29/19 - 06/29/19
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • $25

No yoga or paddleboard experience is required. Apply some sunscreen, bring a towel and some water for yoga on the lake. 

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Watercolor and Ink Workshop with Patty Rae Wellborn

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 06/29/19 - 06/29/19
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $85-Person

Learn about techniques for painting with watercolor and ink. This one-day workshop will experiment with various watercolor papers, inks and techniques. All class supplies will be provided.

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Paramount Film Series - The Avengers

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 07/03/19 - 07/03/19
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m.
  • $7

When Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. 2012, fantasy/science fiction, 2 hours and 33 minutes with intermission, Rated PG-13. Presented by Black Plumbing.

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Abilene Community Band's 4th of July Concert

  • The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
  • 602 Meander St.Abilene
  • 325-695-2422Joe Stephens
  • 07/04/19 - 07/04/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy celebrating the Fourth with this annual concert.

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Firecracker 4 Miler!

  • YMCA, Redbud Park
  • 3125 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-788-7383
  • 07/04/19 - 07/04/19
  • Day of registration, 6:15 to 6:45
    Race begins, 7:04 a.m.
  • $25; $30-After June 30th

Start off your 4th of July festivities with a run. Shirts will come with registrations or first 50 to sign up. Finisher medals will also be provided.
 

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Art Adventure - July 2019

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/05/19 - 07/05/19
  • 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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5th Annual Fur, Fowl & Fin Wild Game Dinner

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 MesquiteAbilene
  • 325-672-0040Cancer Services Network
  • 07/06/19 - 07/06/19
  • 6 to 10 p.m.
  • For sponsorship or ticket information please call.

This is a catered feast specifically with men in mind especially those who enjoy the great outdoors. Benefiting Cancer Services Network.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/06/19 - 07/06/19
  • 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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SUP Yoga

  • SUP Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee CircleAbilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 07/06/19 - 07/06/19
  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • $25

No yoga or paddleboard experience is required. Apply some sunscreen, bring a towel and some water for yoga on the lake. 

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Young Audiences of Abilene Presents: Summer Library Series

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Young Audiences of Abilene
  • 07/09/19 - 07/09/19
  • Two shows, 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Free

Learn to identify constellations in your night sky with children's entertainer, Rochelle Rabouin, at the third show. 

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ArtWalk - Summer Lovin' 50s Art

  • Historic Downtown
  • 325-677-8389Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 07/11/19 - 07/11/19
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Mini arts festival features different themes that highlight the best of the visual and performing arts in Abilene.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Paramount Theatre
  • 07/11/19 - 07/11/19
  • 7 p.m.
  • $5-Person

Support local talent from the Abilene Performing Arts Company as they act out their production. 

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Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion

  • Nelson Park Festival Gardens
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-698-7722Kathy
  • 07/11/19 - 07/11/19
  • Gates Open, 5 p.m.
    Rescued dog reunion, 6:30 p.m.
    Races begin, 7 p.m.
  • Free

Join Rescue the Animals for a great summer evening on the lawn and in the shade at the Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo. Pre-register or register on race day.

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Grace After Dark

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 07/11/19 - 07/11/19
  • Wristband pick-up begins at 7 p.m.
    Movie begins at 8:45 p.m.
  • Free

Come enjoy screenings of different award winning films from around the world. Enter through the Courtyard on N.1st St. and head up to the rooftop.

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Little League Intermediate Baseball and Softball

  • Lake Kirby Baseball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/11/19 - 07/14/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Show your support as teams compete for the championship title. 

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Movie in the Park: Ralph Breaks the Internet

  • Arthur Sears Park
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 07/12/19 - 07/12/19
  • 9 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Free

Bring your blankets and chairs to get comfy during the movie. Enjoy the Sears Park Splash Pad right before the movie begins.

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Paramount Film Series - Ben Hur

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 07/12/19 - 07/13/19
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children

The Paramount Film Series presents the epic 1959 Biblical drama about a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. When he regains his freedom, he comes back for revenge. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Stephen Boyd. Rated G.

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Texas West State Little League Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/12/19 - 07/16/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Show your support as teams compete.

After Hours Market

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-261-0591Krystle Stein
  • 07/13/19 - 07/13/19
  • 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Beat the summer heat and come shop, eat and get entered in hourly door prizes. Free face painting for the kids, a magician and live music from Bad Karaoke. 50 local vendors, from car candles, custom wood work, chalk couture, tumblers jewelry and more. 

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Air It Out Elite Quarterback Camp

  • Action Zone
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 07/13/19 - 07/14/19
  • 7:45 a.m.
  • See website for pricing

The Air It Out Elite Quarterback Camp is a winter, spring, and summer training program that trains young men in the fundamentals of throwing and catching the football and more. Open to high school ages only. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/13/19 - 07/13/19
  • 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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Texas West State Little League Softball Championships

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/13/19 - 07/16/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Show your support as teams compete.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 07/17/19 - 07/17/19
  • 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.

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Paramount Sci-Fi Film Fest

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 07/19/19 - 07/20/19
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Per film; $15-All four features

Featuring Spider-man Into the Spider Verse, Flash Gordon, Star Treck II The Wrath of Khan and Mad Max. THere will also be talks, shorts and Khan-tests. 

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TX West State Little League & Jr. League Baseball

  • Lake Kirby Baseball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/19/19 - 07/23/19
  • 8 a.m. to Midnight
  • Admission varies

Show your support as teams compete for the championship title.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/20/19 - 07/20/19
  • 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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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Taylor County History Center
  • 07/20/19 - 07/20/19
  • 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.

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City Camp: Adventure for the City

  • Wylie Baptist Church
  • 6097 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene, TX
  • 325-692-3206Darla Rose
  • 07/22/19 - 07/26/19
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $220

This unique church camp is presented by Camp Eagle and welcomes all students currently in kindergarten through 6th grade.

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Young Audiences of Abilene Presents: Summer Library Series

  • Abilene Public Library, Main Branch
  • 202 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Young Audiences of Abilene
  • 07/23/19 - 07/23/19
  • Two shows, 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Free

The last show is Magik Theatre. See the fabulous tales of Davy Crockett and Pecos Bill come to life in 'The Kingdom of Texas.' 

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Dive-In Movie: Jaws

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2642 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 07/26/19 - 07/26/19
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
  • $4-Person

Invite friends and family to this fun-filled, splash-tastic movie night. 

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Tour de Gap

  • Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
  • 100 Vine St.Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 325-829-0617Bill Minter
  • 07/26/19 - 07/28/19
  • 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • $40-Pre-registration online; $50-Day of registration. Children 14 and under ride free with a paying adult riding with them.

Tour de Gap is a premier summer cycling event in Texas. Routes of 11 miles, 31 miles (50K) and 62.5 miles (100K) and something for the whole family. Riding through the beautiful hills around Buffalo Gap, Texas. Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

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Museums & Galleries

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Skyline Maker: The Architecture of David S. Castle

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace Museum
  • 11/08/18 - 07/18/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

This exhibition will highlight the career of Abilene architect David S. Castle. As one of the most significant and prominent architects in Abilene and the Big Country in the early to mid-1900s, David S. Castle designed and built hundreds of schools, residential buildings, hotels, medical buildings, municipal buildings, churches, recreational buildings, and courthouses. The exhibition will discuss Castle’s role in the history of architecture in Abilene and the surrounding areas, concentrating on Castle’s contributions to the evolution and growth of Abilene. The buildings he designed are a reflection of the development of Abilene as a trade route and important hub in the oil industry throughout the early twentieth century.