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Events from 07/18/2018 to 07/25/2018

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Texas West State Little League Intermediate Baseball

  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/12/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

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Texas West State Little League Softball Championships

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-829-1567Abby McConnell
  • 07/14/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

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Texas West State Little League Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 6500 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/14/18 - 07/18/18
  • Call for times.

Show your support as teams compete.

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Folds of Honor Junior Championship hosted by Bob Estes

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-734-3310Frank Johnson
  • 07/15/18 - 07/19/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Open golf tournament for boys and girls, ages 12-19. Sanctioned by AJGA.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Cobb Session 4

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Blast to the Past Camp: We will feature Disco, Jurassic age of dinosaurs, and Space Age.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 4

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Blast Off to a Great Time Camp: Get looney through fun competitions about space.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Sears Session 4

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Pathfinders Camp: Choose a path of fun activities such as, cooking, acting, sports, or others.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Daniels Session 4

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/16/18 - 07/27/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the #ISSA Challenge Camp: Challenge yourself in board games, gym games, trivia, and sports.

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ACU Movies on The Hill: 'Peter Rabbit'

  • Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium
  • 825 E Ambler AveAbilene
  • 325-674-2607Emerald Cassidy
  • 07/19/18 - 07/19/18
  • 6:30 p.m.- Gates open; 7:30 p.m.- Movie begins
  • Free

Sit in the stands or lounge on the field and enjoy this family movie. Concession stands will be open, so come hungry. Please note: No chairs, food or drinks will be allowed on the field.

TSL State Championship

  • ACU, HSU and McMurry Universities
  • ACU, HSU and McMurry UniversitiesAbilene
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 07/19/18 - 07/22/18
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Texas Showcase League Baseball hosts the State Championship competition for 16U.

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9th Annual AYSA High School Volleyball Showcase

  • Cooper High School
  • 3639 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Jon Smith
  • 07/20/18 - 07/21/18
  • Call for times and general admission pricing.
  • $700-Team; $800-Team and lunch package

Combination pool and bracket play. Registration deadline is June 30, 2018.

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Boot Scootin' at Eller Hall

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 07/20/18 - 07/20/18
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Advanced tickets: $8-Adult, $4-Youth; At the Door: $10-Adult, $5-Youth; Free-Children 12 and younger

Live music, food trucks, and good ol' country and western music to dance to with a family friendly atmosphere. No alcohol served or allowed during pop-up dances please.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/21/18 - 07/21/18
  • 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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Work Again West Texas Launch Reception

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-7925Megan Dobbs
  • 07/26/18 - 07/26/18
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Free with RSVP.

A new program to provide jobs for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. This event is in conjunction with the new exhibit related to homelessness on display at the Center for Contemporary Arts. The photographer will talk about the art, followed by a brief presentation on Work Again West Texas.

USSSA Abilene College Showcase

  • HSU, ACU, Neslon Park and Kirby Lake Softball Complex
  • 325-674-2721Bobby Reeves
  • 07/27/18 - 07/29/18
  • Fri., 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., Game times vary
  • $5-Gate fee, $3-Senior citizens

Girl's fast pitch softball, ages 14U, 16U, 18U will have a camp put on by 10 or more college coaches.

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36th Annual Tour de Gap Bike Race

  • Old Settler's Reunion Grounds
  • 131 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-674-3115Mallory Wilcox
  • 07/28/18 - 07/28/18
  • 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $30

Ride through the rolling hills just a few minutes south of Abilene, relax at the pavilion area and enjoy the food and raffles. All proceeds from this event benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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Daybreak's BBQ Cook-Off and Spring Festival

  • Daybreak Community Services
  • 8228 Hwy 277Abilene
  • 325-695-7506Kelsey Rodela
  • 07/28/18 - 07/28/18
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $4-Adults; $2-Children; Cook-off entry fee-$50 per category

Spread awareness and raise money for improvements and a welcoming environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Games, air castles, shopping, silent auction, food and live music. Cook-off prizes awarded for top brisket, chicken, ribs.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 07/28/18 - 07/28/18
  • 1 p.m. 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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'Jesus: life of Love' Musical VBS

  • Southern Hills Church of Christ
  • 3364 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2670Ryan Maloney
  • 07/29/18 - 07/31/18
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free

3-part musical VBS for the whole family focused on Jesus' miracles and ministry of love.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Daniels Session 5

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/30/18 - 08/10/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Top Chef Camp: Learn how to prepare and cook a variety of simple food items, and make a recipe book.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 5

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/30/18 - 08/10/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Celebration Station Camp: Celebrate Christmas, Easter, Mardi Gras, and more.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Sears Session 5

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/30/18 - 08/10/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Scaretatic Camp: Campers will compete in various challenges that will surely provide goosebumps.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Cobb Session 5

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 07/30/18 - 08/10/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $85

Welcome to the Ultimate Challenge Camp: Contests, talent show, crazy relays, and more.

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Tot Spot - August 2018

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Kathryn Mitchell
  • 08/02/18 - 08/03/18
  • 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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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/04/18 - 08/04/18
  • 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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American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Style Show

  • Tangled Hearts Event Center
  • 2042 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Abilene Cattle Baron's
  • 08/09/18 - 08/09/18
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • $50

Local cancer survivors and caregivers will model the latest styles that would be perfect to wear to this year’s Cattle Baron’s Ball. Limited seating available.

Bev Ball Volleyball Classic

  • Abilene High School and Cooper High School
  • 325-677-1731 ext. 7724Di Di Pierce
  • 08/09/18 - 08/11/18
  • Call for times and admission
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Taylor County Livestock Show Farm to Table Dinner

  • Denton Valley Farms
  • 8750 CR 224Clyde
  • 325-795-6705Melissa Gonzalez
  • 08/09/18 - 08/09/18
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • $750 per table of 8

A three course meal provided by local culinary experts, utilizing fresh and local farm grown ingredients. Each course will be paired with locally crafted beer and wine giving guests the opportunity to explore the taste of divine flavors and exceptional cuisine. Join for an evening of great food, drinks, auction, live music, and featured speaker Dr. Lynn Lawhon presenting '40 years and 3 Dogs'.

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CDOA's Back to School Bash

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2642 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-692-9557Jenny McLeod
  • 08/10/18 - 08/10/18
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Free; Space is limited to 500 guests

The first 500 people will get free admission to Adventure Cove. Event includes drawings for giveaways and characters will greet and take pics with your kids. Thank you to sponsors: Amplified Vision, Characters for Kiddos, Hair by Monica and La Voz.

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Paramount Film Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620George Levesque
  • 08/10/18 - 08/11/18
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-students, seniors, military and children

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen; Color, Rated PG, 115 minutes, 1981.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/11/18 - 08/11/18
  • 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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City of Abilene Summer Camp Daniels Session 6

  • Daniels Recreation Center
  • 541 N. 8th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 08/13/18 - 08/17/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $50

Welcome to the Summer Fun Week Camp: Enjoy a week of fun activities, swimming, and more.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Rose Session 6

  • Rose Recreation Center
  • 2609 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 08/13/18 - 08/17/18
  • 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $50

Welcome to the Summer Fun Week Camp: Enjoy a week of fun activities, swimming, and more.

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City of Abilene Summer Camp Sears Session 6

  • Sears Recreation Center
  • 2250 Ambler Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 08/13/18 - 08/17/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $50

Welcome to the Summer Fun Week Camp: Enjoy a week of fun activities, swimming, and more.

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City of Abilene Summer Camps Cobb Session 6

  • Cobb Recreation Center
  • 2302 State St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6217City of Abilene
  • 08/13/18 - 08/17/18
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $50

Welcome to the Summer Fun Week Camp: Enjoy a week of fun activities, swimming, and more.

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Family Fun Saturdays

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

Museums & Galleries

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Downtown Revitalization Beginnings: The Grace 25 Years

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 09/26/17 - 08/11/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 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, museum members and active duty military

The Grace Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary in this beautifully restored historic building that sits in the heart of Downtown Abilene. This exhibition highlights the renovation and restoration efforts through photographs, newspapers, and the actual model created in 1986.

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History of Photography: Cameras Before the iPhone

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 09/26/17 - 08/11/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 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, museum members and active duty military

Award-winning photographer and physician, Dr. Paul Sokal MD, explores the rapid pace of technological change through large format color photographs of the relics of once-revolutionary products now replaced by cell phones.

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Deliberate Distraction: Shawn Smith and Rusty Scruby

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/28/18 - 08/11/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 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, museum members and active duty military

The common misconception that art and science are so vastly different, that they never overlap, is discredited by two contemporary artists, Rusty Scruby and Shawn Smith, whose work proves that the union of these two disciplines, like the brain’s neuropathways between our right (artistic) and left (analytical) hemispheres, is the sweet spot known as creativity. 

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Divine Order: Conan Chadbourne

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/28/18 - 08/11/18
  • Tues. - Sat., 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, museum members and active duty military

Conan Chadbourne studied mathematics and physics at New York University and has worked in experimental physics research, digital imaging and printing, graphic design, and documentary film production. His work is motivated by a fascination with the occurrence of mathematical and scientific imagery in traditional art forms, and the frequently mystical or cosmological significance found in such imagery.