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The 2nd Annual 5K Zombie Run May 4th to Benefits the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Creeps Rudy Out

Let's get one thing straight, I am not afraid of zombies, I am just creeped out by them, I don't like them and I dang sure don't want to be around them, ever! Now, if this is your cup of tea then knock yourself out cowboy, run till your hearts content. Will I help out the Buffalo Gap Historical Village (BGHV) with their annual fundraiser? You bet, but this "Fearless" deejay will not be dodging zombies on the back roads of Buffalo Gap.

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Rudy Will Live in an Oversize Dog House During the Emergency Animal Adoption This Weekend

A couple of weeks ago Paul Washburn with Rescue the Animals and Aaron Vannoy Animal Services Manager for the City of Abilene approached me with the idea of me living in that over-sized doghouse again, to draw attention to the unwanted animals at area shelters. I thought about it for a minute and said yes. The reason for me doing it again is simple, we are so close to setting an all time record for animals adopted here in Abilene that I'd hate to miss setting a new record while saving more pets.

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Kiwanis Club of Abilene to Host 64th Annual Pancake Day April 27th

Gallons of batter and syrup, many pounds of sausage and thousands of pats of butter all added together means only 1 thing; the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day. This is, in fact, the 64th year the local Kiwanis Club has put on the pancake day.

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Abilene Education Foundation Will Host 3rd Annual Cajun Fest April 11th in Downtown Abilene

Hungry for some authentic Cajun food? The Abilene Education Foundation (AEF) is hosting the 3rd annual Cajun Fest on Thursday April 11th. This years crawfish and shrimp boil is being prepared by Two Daddy's Crawfish from Bosier City, Louisiana. Two Daddy's is known the world over for their authentic Cajun Cuisine. Don't miss it, get your tickets and get there early.

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Stoney LaRue to Headline the Chris Shields Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert April 18th at the Lucky Mule

Stoney LaRue is a legend and a pioneer of the Red Dirt music scene. He is making his way back to Abilene for a special event. Don't miss the opportunity to see Stoney, with special guest Zach Harmon on Thursday, April 18th for the Chris Shields Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert at the Lucky Mule Saloon.

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Abilene’s Annual Rhinestone Roundup is May 10th Featuring Legendary Johnny Lee

The Rhinestone Round-Up benefits the Taylor Co. Expo Center and takes place during the Western Heritage Classic it will be held Friday, May 10th this year. There will be lots of great food, fun and entertainment. This years headliner is the legendary Johnny Lee.

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‘Friends of NRA’ Banquet Set for June 29th at Abilene Civic Center

The "Friends of NRA" is a group that hold fundraisers, such as banquets, for the 'future of shooting sports'. Friends of NRA banquets are known for three things- fun, fellowship, and fundraising. Last year alone, there were over 1,070 Friends of NRA events across the country raising over $20 million dollars for The NRA Foundation.

Locally, the next "Friends of NRA" banquet is scheduled for June 29th.

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The Empty Bowls Project to Raise Money for Hunger is April 6th, at St. Paul’s UMC in Abilene

The Empty Bowls Project is a fundraising event where you pay $10.00 for a bowl of soup and some bread or crackers, and when you're done eating, you get to keep the bowl. All the bowls are one-of-a-kind hand crafted by artisans from around the Big Country and the Lone Star State. All funds raised go directly back into our community to feed the hungry, through church/community kitchens and/or pantries.

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Western Heritage Classic is Coming to the Taylor County Expo Center May 9th – 11th

It's time to start making plans for this year's Western Heritage Classic.  There's a lot that goes on during the Classic and it's all geared toward the cowboy lifestyle and history. It's a four day event that is a throwback to the way it was long ago.

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Abilene Regional Medical Center’s – Healthy Woman Presents Speaker Dale Smith Thomas April 18th

 

Abilene Regional Medical Center's, Healthy Woman, is celebrating their 5th anniversary on April 18th. The evening of events will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and guest speaker Dale Smith Thomas.

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The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Show, “Elvis Lives” is Coming to Abilene April 16th

After an intense search for the best Elvis tribute artist in America, four winners were announced. Now those four winners of the prestigious 'Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Competition' are touring together, as they portray the King of Rock and Roll at various stages in his career. From the young Elvis recording in Memphis at Sun Records to the G.I. Blues era  to the Las Vega high roller to the black leather 'Comeback Special Elvis of '68' to the touring Elvis clad in white jumpers. This unique Broadway/Vegas style show is coming to Abilene in April.

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Merle Haggard and Randy Rogers, slated to co-headline the 3rd annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest March 23, 2013
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Merle Haggard and Randy Rogers Band to Co-Headline ‘Outlaws & Legends Music Fest’ March 22 and 23 [UPDATED]

Many have wondered if it would even be possible to match the star power of the 2nd Annual 'Outlaws & Legends Music Fest' this past March. With the announcement of country legend Merle Haggard and the Randy Rogers Band to an already stacked lineup for the 2013 show, it's safe to say that the self-proclaimed "biggest 1-day, 1-stage event in Texas" just got bigger. This year's event will benefit the Ben Richey Boy's Ranch.

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