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July Things to do in Abilene

By Floyd Miller



July 2-3 “Henry IV, Part One” Abilene Shakespeare Festival-The tone of this play alternates between very serious drama an rollicking comedy. The drama is grave and ominous, and is centered on the careworn figure of King Henry IV and the rebellion of the Percy’s. The comedy is fast-paced, rambunctious, and punning, and centers around the character of Falstaff and the other rogues at the Boar’s Head Tavern. Abilene Christian University, Fulks Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Free 325-674-2787, Ticket Info. July 3-5 Abilene Dragstrip Night of Fire- 5601 W. Stamford. 325-673-7223, Drag strip July 3-6 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit- McMurry, Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian Universities. 325-793-4657, Coach Hathorn July 3-11 Original Team Roping Association Finals Taylor County Expo Center 325-677-4376, Expo Center July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration A children’s parade begins on Mulberry Street and ends at the Historic Village. The Declaration of Independence is red on the church steps. Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William- Buffalo Gap, TX Free 325-572-3365 July 4 Big Country July 4th Family Festival-Benefiting the Boys and Girls Club o f Abilene put on your sunscreen, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day of family fun with food booths, vendors. Live entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. sponsored by Clear Channel Communications. Nelson Park, E.S 11th and Loop 322 2 p.m. to Dusk- Festival Dusk- Fireworks display sponsored by Musgrave Enterprises. Free 325-672-1712 July 4 Abilene Ruff Riders vs. Odessa Roughnecks Indoor Football League Taylor County Expo Center, Coliseum 7 p.m. $5 to $20 325-370-6997 July 6-10 “Photo I” Summer Camp Students will e supplied with a Kodak Easy Share digital camera. You’ll learn about the basics of photo composition as well as new techniques. Ages: 9-13 Fee: $100 members $125 non-members Time: 10 a.m. to noon The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress 325-6747-8389, The Center

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