June 2009 ‘ Things to do in Abilene, Texas ‘

June 2009 ‘ Things to do in Abilene, Texas ‘

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

June 4 Better Business Bureau Annual Auction -The fun filled evening includes a rib-eye steak dinner, entertainment, and a live and silent auction with hundreds of quality items. Taylor County Expo Center, Big Country Hall. 6 to 10 p.m. $25.00/person 325-691-1533, BBBJune 4-6 Leading Ladies – This hilarious farce is about two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo. They have sunk so low, they find themselves performing on the Moose Lodge circuit in Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that a local rich widow is about to die and leave her fortune to her long lost English nephews, they decide to cash in by passing themselves off as her beloved relatives. The plan hits a snag when they discover the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces, Abilene Community Theatre, 801 Barrow St. 8 p.m. $10 Adults; $8 Students, Seniors, Active Military; $5 Children 12 and younger 325-673-6271, Box Office June 5-7 Our Diamond Miss Pageant-Abilene Christian University 325-658-5246, Judy Rodriguez June 5-7 Texas Amateur Softball Association Girl’s Pixie State Tournament -Lake Kirby Park, S. 15th & Maple 325-675-0372 , Gary Falcon June 5-7 Zen Sports Group Big Country Western Cup- Abilene National Soccer Complex, 3025 Maple 214-415-7507, Angela Schindler June 6-10 McMurry Univ. Tennis Camp- Camp Objective: To provide the community with a quality tennis camp at affordable price and to promote the skills and mental aspects that it takes to win at the game of tennis, in a Christian setting. McMurry University, Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center Call for camp times and pricing 325-793-4657, Coach Mark Hathorn June 8-10 McMurry Univ. Baseball Camp-For ages 7 to 12 McMurry University, Driggers Field 9 a.m. to Noon $70/Person 325-793-4651, Coach John Byington June 8-11 Summer Writing Camp-Grades 9 through 12 Choose either fiction writing or essay writing workshop Buffalo Gap Historic Village 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Advance Registration Required. Apply online: buffalogap.com 325-572-3365, Historic Village{{more}}June 8-11 Introductory Musical Theatre Summer Camp-Learn musical and performance skills as well as discipline, the ability to work well with others, audience and theatre etiquette. You’ll perform in a camp showcase at the conclusion of the camp. Ages: Completed kindergarten through 2nd grade Fee: $150 Time : 2 to 5 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Performing Arts Co., 1049 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200. 325-437-2486, APAC June 8-12 Earth Kind Tones: Art and Nature Summer Camp-NCCIL and AgriLife Extension Services team up to bring literature, art and nature together. Students will be certified as a Junior Master Gardener in Literature at the end of camp. Ages: 9-12 years. Fee: $125. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar Advance registration required. 325-673-4586, NCCIL June 8-12 “Tinkerbell’s Dance Camp”-Preschoolers will experience 5 days of pre-ballet, crafts, treats and new friendship. Ages: 3 to 5 years Fee: $120 Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Performing Arts Co., 1049 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200. 325-437-2486, APAC June 8-12 “Buggy Down” Summer Camp-Learn all about bugs. Ages: Pre-K and Kindergarten Fee: $65 members. $75 non-members. Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. or Noon to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo June 8-12 “Lions, Tigers and … Penguins?” Summer Camp-Learn about the animal mascots of popular sports teams. Ages: 3rd through 5th graders Fee: $105 members $125 non-members Time: 9am to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo June 11 Annual CarWalk/ArtWalk-Join us on the street for this annual car display. Would you like a chance to brag about your car? Then register your vehicle today… it’s free. Want to brag about something else… vendors, artists, local organizations, groups, performers, musicians and all other talents are invited to participate. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free 325-677-8389, Center for Contemporary Arts. June 11 Incendio in Concert-Latin guitar world fusion Historic Downtown Abilene, Minter Park 6 to 8 p.m. Free 325-677-1161, Cultural Affairs Council June 11-13 “The Fantisticks” Dinner Theatre-McMurry University, Amy Graves Ryan Theatre. Dinner:7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Dinner and Show: $20.00. Show Only: $10.00. Thursday: $2 discount. 325-793-3889, Box Office June 11-13 “Leading Ladies -This hilarious farce is about two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo. They have sunk so low, they find themselves performing on the Moose Lodge circuit in Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that a local rich widow is about to die and leave her fortune to her long lost English nephews, they decide to cash in by passing themselves off as her beloved relatives. The plan hits a snag when they discover the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces, Abilene Community Theatre, 801 Barrow St. 8 p.m. $10 Adults; $8 Students, Seniors, Active Military; $5 Children 12 and younger 325-673-6271, Box Office June 11-14 Texas Showcase League Baseball Abilene Tournament-Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities 817-996-9441, Ed Aguirar June 12 Abilene Preservation League’s Annual “Dinner at a Good Friend’s Table”-This summer evening at the Swenson House will be a time for good friends, good food and a great silent auction. Swenson House, 1726 Swenson 7 p.m. $40.00/ticket-advance purchase required. 325-676-3775 x 100, Diana. June 12-13 “The Dark Knight”- 2008 blockbuster film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. PG-13, Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress. 12th-7:30 p.m., 13th- 2 and 7:30 p.m. Adults: $6 and Student/Sr./Military/Child: $5. 325-676-9620, Box Office June 12-14 15th Annual “Stars Over Abilene” Regional Quilt Show-Classes, vendors, displays, challenges and donation quilt. Abilene Civic Center. Fri.: 7 to 9 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun.: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday: $3; Sat. or Sun. : $5; Unlimited access: 8; Seniors 65= $1 discount; Free Children 12 and younger 325–671-4167, Vicky Craig June 12-21 Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals-Taylor County Expo Center. 325-677-4376, Expo Center June 13 Downtown Dayz-Shops-Museums-Food-Art-Music-Movies-Tours-presented by the Abilene Downtown Association 10 a.m. to ? Historic Downtown Abilene 325-672-9696 Carol and Glenn Dromgoole June 13 “Historical Events in Aviation” Chautauqua Learning Series-Presented by John Russell Buffalo Gap Historic Village, 133 N. William Buffalo Gap, TX. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $7/person; Members Free. 325-572-3365, Historic Village.June 14 Flag Day/Boy Scout Flag Ceremony-Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William- Buffalo Gap, TX. Free to Boy Scouts in uniform. 325-572-3365, Historic Village June 15-17 McMurry University Basketball Team Camp-Designed for high school teams and their coach . Team basketball; core training; weight training; agility; eight games per team. McMurry University, Kimbrell Arena $800-$1350/team. Call for more details. 325-793-46382 Coach Veronica Snow June 15-18 “Introductory Musical Theatre” Summer Camp-Learn musical and performance skills as well as discipline, the ability to work will with others, audience and theatre etiquette. You’ll perform in a camp showcase at the conclusion of the camp. Ages: completed kindergarten through 2nd grade. Fee:$150 Time: 2 to 5 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Performing Arts Co., 1049 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200. 325-437*-2483, APAC June 15-19 ” Sculpt it!” Summer Camp-Be creative in this fun sculpture based camp where you will use a wide variety of materials to create your own masterpiece. age: Entering 1st – 6th grade. Fee: $75 members. $95 non-members. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration required! The Grace Museum. 325-673-45872, The Center. June 15-19 “Drawing” Summer Camp-Try new materials and explore new subjects as you advance your drawing skills. Ages: 9-13. Fee: $100 members. $125 non-members. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Advance registration required! The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress. 325-677-8389, The Center June 15-19 “The Art of Food” Summer Camp- Students learn how to create and develop a menu, food purchasing and preparation, and plate presentation. This is a fun way to apply art to food presentation. Ages: Teens. Fee: $100 members. $125 non-members. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Advance registration required! The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress 325-677-8389, The Center. June 15-19 “Invaded!” Summer Camp-Learn about the animals that have invaded areas where they don’t belong. Ages: 3rd through 5th graders. Fee: $105 members. $125 non-members. Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo . June 15-19 “Tinkerbell’s Dance Camp”-Preschoolers will experience 5 days of pre-ballet, crafts, treats and new friendships. Ages: 3 -5 years. Fee: $120. Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Advance Registration Required Abilene Performing Arts Co., 1049 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200. 325-437-2486, APAC June 15-19 “Tiny Terrors” Summer Camp-Learn about the bugs, reptiles and other animals that are small, but deadly. Ages: 1st and 2nd graders. Fee: $105 members; $125 non-members. Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo. June 18-20 ” The Fantasticks” Dinner Theatre- June 18-20 71st Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle-Theatrical history, written and directed, lighted, costumed, sung and danced by the people of Albany. Staged in an acre-sized outdoor amphitheater, with a cast and crew of over 400, the Fandangle commemorates the rich history of the area. Albany, Texas. $7 to $20. 762-3838, Box Office. June 18-21 Friends of the Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale-Thursday-Members Only Sale 5 to 8 p.m. Friday- 10a.m. to 8p.m. Saturday- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday- 1 to 5 p.m.- Bag Sale Abilene Civic Center 325-676-6017, Janis Test June 19-20 “Leading Ladies”- June 19-20 Prime Time Sports Summer Hoops Tour-Wylie Jr. High & Jim Ned Jur. High Schools. 325-692-2972, Jon Smith. June 19-21 TX Amateur Softball Assn. West Fastpitch Championship Class C U 10, 12, 14Lake Kirby Park, S. 15th & Maple and Redbud Park, S. 32nd and Buffalo Gap Rd. 325-675-0372, Gary Falcon June 21 Vintage Base Ball Exhibition Game-Base ball is the premier feature of Buffalo Gap Historic Village’s Living History Interpretation Program. By recreating the sights, sounds and smells of an 1880s-era game, interpreters and volunteers illustrate how baseball has change between 1883 and the present. Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William – Buffalo Gap, TX 2 p.m. $7/person; Members Free 325-572-3365, Historic Village. June 21 Military Appreciation Day and Fathers Day Celebration-Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William – Buffalo Gap, TX Noon – 6 p.m. Free admission with military ID. Free for all fathers. 325-572-3365, Historic Village. June 21-23 Hardin-Simmons University “Air it Out” Passing Camp- Hardin-Simmons University Call for camp pricing. 325-670-1435, Coach Alan Wartes June 21-27 Abilene Summer Music Festival Orchestra Camp- Festival highlight: – Three Symphony Orchestras-Chamber music-Composition-Conduction-World Music Ensemble-Music History, Theory and Technique-Performance Class-Faculty concert-Abilene ArtWalk with Student Chamber Music Recital-Recreation-Grand Finale Concert.Hardin-Simmons University Day or overnight campers Call for camp pricing 325-671-2171, Heather Wood. June 22-23 Buckaroo Summer Camp-This camp is for young buckaroos who want to experience life on the frontier. As the kids participate in fun and educational activities they will be creating their own movie. The movie will premiere at the end of the camp. Frontier Texas!, 625 North 1st 9 a.m. to Noon $ 50/person for members $60/person for non-members. Advance registration required! 325-437-2800. Frontier Texas! June 22-24 Texas A&M University Horse Clinic-Taylor County Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena 325-677-4376, Expo Center June 22-26 “Spots and Stripes” Summer Camp-Learn about the animals that are spotted, striped and in between! Ages: Pre-K and Kindergarten. Fee: $$65 members $75 non-members. Time: noon to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required . Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo June 22-26 “Express Yourself” Summer Camp-Boast your creativity with this all around art camp. Young artists will experience a wide variety of techniques and mediums. Age: Entering 1st- 6th grades. Fee: $75 members $95 non-members. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration required! The Grace Museum. 325-673-4587, The Grace June 22-26 “Cartooning I” Summer Camp-Learn how to develop your own characters through several basic techniques as well as DVD presentations. Ages: 9-13. Fee: $100 members $125 non-members. Time: 10 a.m. to noon. Advance registration required! The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress. 3285-677–8389, The Center. June 22-26 “Cartooning II” Summer Camp-This class is designed for those that have some previous experience with drawing or cartooning. Advanced lessons and experimentation are offered in this class. Ages: Teens. Fee: $100 members. $125 non-members. Advance registration required! Time 1 to 3 p.m. The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress. 325-677-8389, The Center. June 22-26 “Picasso-O-Rama” Summer Camp-Oh! Leonardo and Pablo come see Jackson splattering paint in the studio where Guiseppe is busy with his fruits and vegetables! Huh? Who are these people? What makes them unique? Come explore the world of Old Master Artists at the NCCIL Art Studio. Ages: 5-8 years. Fee: $100. Time: 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration required. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar 325-673-4586, NCCIL June 22-26 ” Five for Five ” Dance Camp-Learn five styles of dancing in five days… ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and salsa. Ages: 6th grade and older. Fee: $150. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Performing Arts Co., 1049 Industrial Blvd., Suite 200. 325-437-2486, APAC June 22-26 ” Into the Woods ” Summer Camp-Learn about the animals that live in forests around the world. Ages: 1st and 2nd graders. Fee: $105 members $125 non-members. Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance Registration Required. Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Ln. 325-676-6085, Zoo June 24-28 Amateur Athletic Union Track & Field Junior Olympic National Qualifier-Abilene Christian University. 432-756-3831, Connie Pardue June 25-26 Adventure Summer Camp-This camp is for adventurous kids who want to experience the dramatic challenges of trying to survive on the frontier. As you experience challenging activities, based on frontier life, you will also be creating a movie. The movie will premiere at the end of camp. Frontier Texas!, 625 North 1st. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $55/person for members. $65/person for non-members. Advance registration required. 325-437-2800, Frontier Texas! June 25-27 71st Annual Fort Griffin Fandangle June 25-27 Hardin-Simmons University “Air it Out” Passing Camp-Hardin-Simmons University Call for camp pricing 325-670-1435, Coach Alan Wartes June 25-27 “Henry IV, Part One” Abilene Shakespeare Festival-The tone of this play alternates between very serious drama and rollicking comedy. The drama is grave and ominous, and is centered on the careworn figure of King Henry IV and the rebellion of the Percys. 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. June 25-28 Big Country Quarter Horse Assn. Summer Circuit-Taylor county Expo Center 325-677-4376, Expo Center June 26 Jazz @ The Center-Ages 21 and older only. Historic Downtown Abilene. The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress. 7 p.m. to Midnight. Advance: $8; At the Dorr: $10. 325-677-8389, The Center June 26-27 McMurry University Boy’s Pole Vault Camp-Designed for Junior High and High School pole vaulters and coaches. McMurry University,Wilford Moore Stadium. 8:30 to 5 p.m., Daily. Call for camp pricing. 325-793-4737, Bard Parris June 26-28 ” The Producers “Paramount Productions presents the Abilene Premiere of Mel Brooks’ Broadway hit featuring local talent, live on stage at the historic Paramount Theatre. 352 Cypress. Fri. – Sat. , 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. $18; $15; $12; $10. 325-676-9620, Box Office June26-28 Big Country Cutting Horse Association-Taylor County Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena 325-677-4376, Expo June 27 Southwest Invitational Team Roping-Taylor Count Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena 325-677-4376, Expo June 30-Jul. 2 Hardin-Simmons University ” Air it Out ” Passing Camp-Hardin-Simmons University Call for camp pricing 325-670-1435, Coach Alan Wartes