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Events from 03/24/2019 to 03/31/2019

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Air It Out Elite Quarterback Camp

  • Action Zone
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 03/23/19 - 03/24/19
  • 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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Texas Gun & Knife Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 830-285-0575TGKS
  • 03/23/19 - 03/24/19
  • Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 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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Abilene's Ultimate Game Night

  • Abilene Christian University, Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-673-5295Ashley Stirman
  • 03/26/19 - 03/26/19
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Childcare: $15-Per child; $40-Max per family

Join for dinner, music, games, a silent auction and Ultimate Game to conclude the evening. Childcare will be provided for ages 0-9. All proceeds from the event will support the Highland Student Ministry missions fund.

Let's Travel!

  • Abilene Public Library
  • 1326 N Mockingbird Ln.Abilene
  • 325-660-1023Susan Cottrell
  • 03/26/19 - 03/26/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Cruise planner, Susan Cottrell, gives the ins and outside for planning a trip to the Caribbean Islands.

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2019 Business Expo

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 03/27/19 - 03/27/19
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5-Pre-sale; $10-At the door; Free-Chamber members

The Chamber's premiere business to business networking event features more than 220 exhibitors showcasing their services and products. Call the Chamber of Commerce for display and sponsor opportunities.

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Spring Egg-stravaganza

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 1718 Pine St.Abilene
  • 512-695-2233Bria Brooks
  • 03/27/19 - 03/27/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Join TTUHSC for their annual festival to promote health awareness. This year the theme is an Egg-stravaganza featuring food, music, and fun. 

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The Merry Widow, Opera

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1405Victoria Spangler
  • 03/28/19 - 03/30/19
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • $5-$15

The small kingdom of Marshovia has a problem. Hanna, a wealthy widow and the main taxpayer, has left for Paris. So Count Danilo is sent to bring her back before she marries a stranger and the town loses all of her money.

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Women's Leadership Luncheon

  • McMurry University, Garrison Campus Center
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4667Nancy Smith
  • 03/28/19 - 03/28/19
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $35

Luncheon for women Leaders consisting of a keynote speaker, Julie Webster, NASA spacecraft engineer and presentation of Dr. Sandra Harper Women's Leadership Scholarship; proceeds fund the Harper Scholarship

AISD Abilene High Invitational Tennis Tournament

  • AHS, CHS, Rose Park Tennis Center
  • AHS, CHS, Rose Park Tennis CenterAbilene
  • 325-677-1731Trance Rosenquist
  • 03/29/19 - 03/30/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

Watch as high school tennis players compete.

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Big Country Swap Meet

  • Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. Stamford St.Abilene
  • 512-944-6201Randy Young
  • 03/29/19 - 03/30/19
  • 7:30 a.m. to 7 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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Willow City Concert

  • Abilene Christian University, Amphitheater
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 469-766-6517Marissa
  • 03/29/19 - 03/29/19
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $10-Person; $7-Pre-sale tickets

ACU for Life 'Sonder' Concert benefiting Pregnancy Resources of Abilene. Food trucks will be at this event. 

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 03/30/19 - 03/30/19
  • 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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The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 03/30/19 - 03/30/19
  • Two showtimes: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • $10-Person; $9-Military

Based on the popular series of Magic Tree House books, the audience will travel in the famous tree house time machine as siblings Jack and Annie visit Elizabethan England.

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Mayor's Spring Hike

  • Cedar Creek
  • 100 block of E.S. 11th StreetAbilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 03/30/19 - 03/30/19
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Free

Family friendly, 3 mile hike along Cedar Creek. Leashed dogs are welcome to join. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for hiking.

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15th Annual Life in Bloom

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-6415Holly Joiner
  • 04/01/19 - 04/01/19
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • $35-Person; $500-$5,000-Sponsorship levels available

Pregnancy Resources of Abilene’s benefit dinner and an acoustic night with award winning singer/songwriter, speaker, and author Matt Hammitt.

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Art Adventure - April 2019

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/05/19 - 04/05/19
  • 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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Under the Sea Sunburst Beauty Pageant

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap St.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 04/05/19 - 04/05/19
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • See website for details.

The pageant is open to boys and girls, ages infant to 3 years, and girls ages 4 to 27 years. Contestants can download an entry form online or pick one up at Mall of Abilene. 

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Abilene Heart Ball

  • The Warehouse
  • 359 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-513-9887Frann Smith
  • 04/06/19 - 04/06/19
  • 7 p.m.
  • Registration opens January 1, 2019, online.

Celebrate the efforts of supporters of the American Heart Association to build a foundation of health in the community and ensure everyone lives a longer healthier life.

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Big Country Home & Garden Expo

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-673-4822 x 121Sarah Lazarowitz
  • 04/06/19 - 04/06/19
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5-Adults; Free-Military and children 12 and younger

Are you planning to build or remodel a home? Or, maybe you’re looking to buy a home. Either way, the Big Country Home Builders Association has the contacts you need.

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Easter Bunny Arrival

  • Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 04/06/19 - 04/06/19
  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Free; Photo prices vary

The Easter Bunny hops in to Mall of Abilene for the 2019 spring season.

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Easter Bunny Photos and Visits

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Brandi Moreno
  • 04/06/19 - 04/20/19
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Photo pricing varies.

The Easter Bunny hops into Mall of Abilene for the 2019 spring season for photos and visits. Photos provided by Cherry Hill Photos.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/06/19 - 04/06/19
  • 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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The Amish Project

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Van Ellis Theatre
  • 2410 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1406Victoria Spangler
  • 04/10/19 - 04/13/19
  • 7:30 p.m., April 10-12; 2 p.m., April 13
  • $5-$15

A fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in it's wake.

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15th Annual Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

  • Perini Ranch
  • 3002 FM 89Buffalo Gap, TX
  • 800-367-1721Perini Ranch
  • 04/12/19 - 04/14/19
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 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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Paramount Film Series - The Help

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Barry Smoot
  • 04/12/19 - 04/13/19
  • 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 inspirational 2011 film about a Southern society girl who returns to her hometown to write a story about the black women who have spent their entire lives taking care of prominent white families. Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer. Rated PG-13.

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2019 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-668-8558Kay McDaniel
  • 04/13/19 - 04/14/19
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $4-Adults; $2-Children ages 5 and younger; Free-Scouts and military members in uniform

Crack your own geode, silent auction, wheel of fortune, fluorescent display, exhibits, door prizes and a grand prize. Sponsored by Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society. 

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Abilene Education Foundation Cajun Fest

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-1444Christine Curtis-Carr
  • 04/13/19 - 04/13/19
  • 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Free-Admission; $8-$20-Meal ticket

Shrimp and crawfish boil with all the fixing's benefiting the students in AISD. Come check out amazing AISD performing arts groups and community musicians as well, all while enjoying a 2 pound serving of crawfish, shrimp and more.

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Air It Out Elite Quarterback Camp

  • Action Zone
  • 1609 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 325-665-8942Alan Wartes
  • 04/13/19 - 04/14/19
  • 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
  • 04/13/19 - 04/13/19
  • 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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Masterworks IV: Mozart's Requiem

  • First Baptist Church Abilene
  • 1333 N. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710
  • 04/13/19 - 04/13/19
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $10-Military, students and seniors; $5-Children 17 and younger

This performance will be alongside the choirs from each of the three local universities. This is a chance to hear the first and one of the last pieces of Mozart.

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Women's EXPO - Loving You-Body, Spirit, Soul

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-201-6303Melissa Vinson
  • 04/14/19 - 04/14/19
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $5; Free-Girls age 18 and younger

A day of exhibiting products and services for women, fashion shows, live demos, health and wellness, and more. Proceeds will support a Teen Girls Mentorship Program.

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Taste of Abilene

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-668-3176Kelly Thompson
  • 04/16/19 - 04/16/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $35-Person

Taste of Abilene is an annual showcase of some of the city's finest restaurants and caterers. This event is presented by the Abilene Rotary Club and proceeds benefit local non-profits and community organizations.

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UIL Region 1-3A Tennis Tournament

  • Rose Park Tennis Center
  • 810 Portland Ave.Abilene
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 04/18/19 - 04/19/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Watch as players from the region compete.

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ASC Track & Field Championships

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-793-3800
  • 04/19/19 - 04/20/19
  • Fri., Preliminaries- 10 a.m., Field-2 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m., Finals-1 p.m.
  • Free

Watch as college athletes from across the state compete for the state title.

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Wild Wild West Karate Meet

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-7022Larry Fields
  • 04/19/19 - 04/20/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Amateur Organization of Karate sanctioned tournament for all ages.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 04/20/19 - 04/20/19
  • 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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Lone Star Conference Golf Championship

  • Diamondback Golf Course
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 972-234-0033Melanie Robotham
  • 04/21/19 - 04/23/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission.

Men and women's NCAA Division 2 collegiate golf championship.

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UIL Region 1-3A Golf Championships

  • Shady Oaks Golf Club
  • 3542 CR 268Baird
  • 325-674-4820Michael Rasor
  • 04/22/19 - 04/25/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

High school boys and girls compete for regional golf championships.

Noah Project Golf Tournament and Par-Tee

  • Abilene Country Club and Fairway Oaks Golf Course
  • 325-676-7107Ashlee Bradford
  • 04/24/19 - 04/25/19
  • $600-Per team

The annual tournament will be held at Fairway Oaks Golf Course this year with the Par-Tee held the evening before at the Abilene Country Club. At the Par-Tee there will be both live and silent auctions as well as entertainment provided by 360.

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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.