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Things to do in and around Abilene



Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) sizes up an artifact in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”(Photo: LUCASFILM)SATURDAY, AUGUST 11Peach and melon festivalDE LEON — The De Leon Peach and Melon Festival will continue with the 5K Watermelon Crawl at 7 a.m. downtown, followed by a 42 tournament at Prado’s Cafe at 8 a.m. “Golden Saturday” will begin at 9 a.m. downtown, with events including a car show, seed spitting contest, vendors and live music. The carnival will open at 6 p.m. at the festival grounds on Highway 6 east of town. Giovannie & The Hired Guns will present a concert at 9 p.m. with $10 admission. Miss De Leon will be announced at 10 p.m. For information, go to peachandmelonfestival.net.ChautauquaBUFFALO GAP — The Chautauqua Learning Series will continue with a presentation by Bob Bluthardt on Fort Concho at 11 a.m. at the Taylor County History Center, 133 N. William St. Admission is free.Movies at the libraryA free showing of “Race to Witch Mountain,” rated PG, will begin at 11 a.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. A free showing of “Rampage,” rated PG-13, will follow at 2 p.m.A free showing of “Early Man,” rated PG, will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.’Raiders of the Lost Ark’As part of the Paramount Film Series, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be shown at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military and children. For information, go to paramount-abilene.org.DanceSWEETWATER — A dance featuring Mike & The Last Call Band will begin at 8 p.m. at VFW Post 2479, 216 Avenger Field Road. Admission is $10.Others …Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.Celiac Support Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Abilene Regional Medical Center, Classroom 2. 325-721-5645 or 325-660-6834.Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Big Country Hardware, 623 Oak St., Clyde.Abilene Creative Arts Club, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Rode Gallery. 325-514-0665.Aglow International, 6 p.m., The Crossover, S. First and Poplar streets. 325-829-8826.The Iron Giant returns in ‘Ready Player One.’ (Photo: Warner Bros. )SUNDAY, AUGUST 12Movie at the libraryA free showing of “Ready Player One,” rated PG-13, will begin at 3 p.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene.Shibori workshop (Photo: George Duchannes)MONDAY 13Weight loss classTabatha Torralballa will present a class on weight loss and lifestyle changes at 5 p.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. Admission is free.Shibori dyeingDebbie Maddy will present a program on Japanese shibori dyeing at 6:30 p.m. at Highland Church of Christ, 425 Highland Ave. For information, email lec176@taylortel.net.Movie at the libraryA free showing of “Justice League,” rated PG-13, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.Others …Overeaters Anonymous, noon, Abilene Public Library South Branch, Mall of Abilene.Schizophrenia Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.Blood drive, 1-4 p.m., Rentech Boilers, 5025 E. Highway 80.Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Western Hills Healthcare Residence, Comanche.Alzheimer’s disease support group, 5:15 p.m., Cedar Crest Care Center, 1901 W. Elliott, Breckenridge. Assists those who have a family member with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 1-800-272-3900 or 254-559-3302.Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.Anorexics Bulimics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.Hendrick Ostomy support group, 6:30 p.m., Diabetes Center, 1742 Hickory St.Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society of Abilene, 7 p.m., 7607 Highway 277 South. 325-692-0063.Abilene Toastmaster’s Club 1071, 7 p.m., Conference Center, Texas State Technical College, 650 E. Highway 80. 325-692-7325 or abilene.toastmastersclubs.org.Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.Memory Men (4-part a cappella singing), 7 p.m., First Baptist Church University Place, 302 Hickory St. 325-676-SING or www.memorymen.org.Abilene Quilters Guild, 7 p.m., Highland Church of Christ, Room No. 112. Meet-and-greet at 6:45 p.m. 325-676-1478.Abilene Community Band rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Bynum Band Hall, McMurry University. 325-232-7383.South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Avoca United Methodist Church. 325-773-2611.Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Group. 325-676-1400.TUESDAY, AUGUST 14Square dance workshopTYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel.Others …Mission on the Move Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Drive Community United Methodist Church, 3025 Southwest Drive.Dining For Women — Abilene Chapter, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 1420 N. Third St. 325-677-2186.Abilene Southwest Rotary Club, noon, Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.High Noon Al-Anon, noon, Southern Hills Church of Christ, 3666 Buffalo Gap Road (south end; follow the yellow signs).Blood drive, 1-6 p.m., First Financial Bank, Cisco.Stroke/Aphasia Recovery Program support group, 1:30-2:30 p.m. West Texas Rehabilitation Center boardroom, 4601 Hartford St. 325-793-3535.Dystonia Support Group, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Not Without Us, 3301 N. First St. Suite 117.Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 5:30 p.m., Brook Hollow Christian Church, 2310 S. Willis St. 325-232-7444.Legacies Al-Anon Family Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-280-7584.Family (of Mental Health Consumers) Support Group, 6-7 p.m., Mental Health Association in Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.MHAA Bipolar/Depression Peer Support Group, 6-8 p.m., Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment, 1502 N. First St. 325-673-2300.Free certified nurturing parent class (pregnancy to toddler), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.Methodist Children’s Home Foster Parent Orientation, 6-8 p.m., 500 Chestnut, Suite 1621. 325-672-9398.Abilene Star Chorus, 6:30 p.m., Mesa Springs Retirement Center, 7171 Buffalo Gap Road.Abilene Chapter of American Association of Professional Coders, 6:30 p.m., in the board room next to the Tom Roberts Conference Center, second floor, Hendrick Medical Center, 1900 N. Pine St. Free AAPC CEU offered at every meeting. 325-435-9059.Women of Combat Veterans Group, 6:30 p.m., Anson Housing Authority building.Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Exodus Metropolitan Community Church, 1933 S. 27th St.Al-Anon Parents Group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. Use Church Street entrance.Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Doug Meinzer Activity Center, Knox City. 940-658-3926.Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 7-8:30 p.m., 598 Westwood Drive.Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (Photo: Contributed)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15Nutrition classLaRonna Jones, of the Texas AgriLife Extension, will present a “Better Living for Texans” nutrition education program at 10 a.m. at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane. Food samples will be available. Admission is free.Others …Overeaters Anonymous, 8 a.m., Baker Heights Church of Christ, 5382 Texas Ave.Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Silver Spring, 1690 N. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene Cactus Lions Club, 11:45 a.m., Cotton Patch Cafe, 3302 S. Clack St.Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway. $12 for lunch. Jo Ann Wilson, 325-677-6815.Kiwanis Club of Abilene, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Clearly Speaking Toastmaster Club, noon, Hunter Welcome Center, Abilene Christian University.Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.Veterans Peer Support Group, 6 p.m., 765 Orange St. 325-670-4818.Mid-week Al-Anon Family Group, 6-7 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-698-4995.Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.DivorceCare support group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. 325-691-4200.Buy PhotoThe Grace Museum. (Photo: Larry Zelisko/Reporter-News)THURSDAY, AUGUST 16Book readingA reading of the children’s book “Frederick,” by Leo Lionni, will begin at 10 a.m. at The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. Registration is $5, with a limited number of copies of the book available for an additional $5. To register, go to thegracemuseum.org.Others …Chronic Pain and Depression Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St., 325-673-2300.Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Natural Grocers, 3350 S. Clack St.Abilene Founder Lions Club, 11:30 a.m., Al’s Mesquite Grill, 4801 Buffalo Gap Road.Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene, noon, Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St. 325-695-0092.Retired Military Wives Club bunco social meeting, 12:30 p.m., Rose Park Senior Activity Center, 2625 South Seventh St. 325-677-9656 or 325-793-1490.Mental Illness Open Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.Abilene 42 Club, 6 p.m., Rose Park Senior Center.Teen Recovery Group, 6-7 p.m., Mission Abilene, 3001 N. Third St.Free certified nurturing parent class (all ages), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4933 S. Seventh St. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. 325-665-5052.Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 6:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.Gambler’s Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Unity Spiritual Living Center, 2842 Barrow St. 325-338-2575.South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.Cheese pizza (Photo: iStock)FRIDAY, AUGUST 17Country western danceA dance featuring The Last Dance Band will be 7-10 p.m. at Eller Hall, 201 Mesquite St. Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12-17 and free for children under 12.Back-to-school lock-inA back-to-school lock-in will begin at 10 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, 2665 Buffalo Gap Road. The first 100 children will receive backpacks and school supplies. Tickets are $15, and include a pizza buffet and arcade games.Others …Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pam’s Pets, 3366 N. First St.Abilene Chinese Corner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Abilene Christian University library. lld09a@acu.edu.Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.Joy Lewis/Reporter-News
Dominic Grassor performs a torque roll with his Sukhoi Su-35 Friday, October 17, 2014 at Seabee Park. (Photo: Joy Lewis, )SATURDAY, AUGUST 18Radio control aerobaticsThe Abilene Radio Control Society will conduct its annual Wings Over Abilene International Miniature Aircraft Club Challenge from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Seabee Park, 10818 FM 600. Pilots will fly remote-controlled scale replicas of full-size planes in a variety of aerobatic competitions. Admission is free to spectators. Pilot registration is $35, and will begin at 7:30 a.m. For information, go to abilenercsociety.com.Dog owner responsibilityThe Abilene Kennel Club will conduct a “Responsible Dog Ownership Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mall of Abilene. Information and activities will promote ways to care for pets.Summer family filmAs a part of the Summer Family Film Series, a showing of “The Lego Batman Movie” rated PG, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. Tickets are $2. For tickets or information, go to paramount-abilene.org.Back-to-school bashA back-to-school bash will be open from 2-6 p.m. at Life Church, 2465 Old Anson Road. School supplies, music, vendors and a resource fair will be available.Movie at the libraryA free showing of “Meet the Robinsons,” rated G, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.Back-to-school bashA back-to-school bash will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. at the Alameda Community Center, 650 Corsicana St. Hair-styling, school supplies and school uniforms will be available. For information, 325-518-3698.Square danceTYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct an anniversary square dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel.DanceSWEETWATER — A dance featuring Santa Fe Band will begin at 8 p.m. at VFW Post 2479, 216 Avenger Field Road. Admission is $10.Others …Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.Big Country Chapter American Association of Medical Transcriptionists meeting, 10 a.m., Arbec Room, first floor, Texas State Technical College, East Highway 80, Abilene. For medical transcriptionists or anyone interested in becoming one. 325-698-8898.Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.SUNDAY, AUGUST 19Radio control aerobaticsThe Abilene Radio Control Society’s annual Wings Over Abilene International Miniature Aircraft Club Challenge will continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seabee Park, 10818 FM 600. Pilots will fly remote-controlled scale replicas of full-size planes in a variety of aerobatic competitions. Admission is free to spectators. For information, go to abilenercsociety.com.Read or Share this story: https://arnne.ws/2MeGobG



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