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Santa Claus Arrives at the Mall of Abilene Saturday November 17th

As a kid, there is just not quite anything that can compare to meeting Santa Claus to tell him what you want for Christmas, and to snap a few pictures.  Well, the wait is over as Santa makes his grand entrance with a parade through the Mall of Abilene this Saturday (November 17th).

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Abilene’s 2012 Misson: Thanksgiving to Benefit Loving Care Ministries is Coming November 16th [AUDIO]

The 14th annual Mission: Thanksgiving will be held Friday, November 16th at Arrow Ford, 4001 South 1st Street in Abilene. This is an amazing one-day event that brings the community together for a common cause: to help the less fortunate in Abilene, with contributions going to Loving Care Ministries. Several items, including clothes, food, sleeping bags and blankets, personal hygiene items and winter accessories, or cash donations will be accepted.

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Buffalo Gap SurvivalFest and Zombie Run
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Buffalo Gap Historic Village SurvivalFest and Zombie 5k is Coming December 1st

The Buffalo Gap Historic Village is hosting 'SurvivalFest' on December 1st. The event is intended to help with education on the importance of preparing for emergency situations. SurvivalFest will feature live music, food, and several groups will be on hand to provide education and information about staying safe in the event of a major emergency.

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Confederate re-enactors march during a demonstration
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Frontier Day is Coming to the Abilene State Park on Saturday November 3rd

Take a little trip back in time, back to when transportation involved a horse or mule, cooking a meal involved stoking the fire and the buffalo roamed the plains of West Texas. The Friends of the Abilene State Park Association is holding a Frontier Day at the State Park in Buffalo Gap on Saturday November 3rd. Dawn Capps, Park Ranger says "there will be activities and events that will appeal to all ages." Here are the rest of the details.

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Texas Country Star Granger Smith Coming to Southern Nights in Abilene November 3rd [VIDEO]

Granger Smith is a man of many talents. The College Station-based singer/songwriter takes his music seriously, yet has a fun side and a different sense of humor that you don't normally find in a musician. Just ask his alter-ego, Earl Dibbles, Jr. (yes, his alter-ego has his own website). Granger also puts on a great live show, and he will be playing at Southern Nights Dancehall on Saturday night, November 3rd.

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'To Live in the Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not to Die'
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Abilene Center for Contemporary Arts Hosts its Fall Fundraiser, ‘Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life’ November 2nd

The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene will be holding its fall fundraiser entitled 'Dia de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life' on Friday, November 2nd. The evening includes a candlelight Mexican dinner, live

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Country Star Lee Brice Set to Perform at the Lucky Mule November 8th [VIDEO]

Getty Images, Jason MerrittLee Brice is taking the country music scene by storm. After having great success with his debut album, 'Love Like Crazy', Lee released 'Hard 2 Love' earlier this year. Not only did it reached #2 on the country album charts, but the first single, 'Woman Like You' went to #1 on the country singles chart, and currently sits at #5 with the title track to his latest CD. A 'Best New Artist of the Year' CMA Award nominee, Lee Brice is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene on Thursday, November 8th. Talented Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will open the show.

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Amy Graves Ryan Little Theatre on the McMurry University Campus
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McMurry University Theatre to Present ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ October 18-20 and 25-27

Is it time to plan a date night, and you want to try something different? I've got just the thing for you. The McMurry University Theatre Department will present their 'McMurry Homecoming' Musical, 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' October 18-20 and 25-27 at the Amy Graves Ryan Little Theatre. This sci-fi thriller promises to be entertaining, as it is a show that features Top 40 hits from the 1960s and a script based on the 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet” and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

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McMurry University Band is Holding a Big Garage Sale This Saturday

The McMurry Marching Band is having a big 'fundraiser garage sale' this Saturday, October 6th. The event will benefit the McMurry Band and the new band service organization, Kappa Kappa Psi. Keith Lloyd the assistant Director of Bands says "we're clearing out closets, storage buildings and other rooms of all the old band things we no longer need". Not only 'band' related items will be for sale.

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Abilene Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Business Mercado Returns October 13th

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Council's annual Business Mercado returns for its 5th year Saturday, October 13th at the Abilene Civic Center. Over 75 different local businesses are expected to be on hand for this event. There will be entertainment and door prizes, and everyone is encouraged to attend and find out more about the great businesses in the Abilene area.

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1st Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness Coming to Abilene October 13th

West Texas Rehab, the National Down Syndrome Society and The Upside Down Club will be holding the 1st annual 'Buddy Walk' on Saturday, October 13th from 9am-Noon at Wylie Baptist Church. This event will provide a great opportunity for the Down Syndrome support groups in the Abilene area to get together and for the community to show support for those living with Down syndrome.

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18th Annual Big Country Balloonfest, September 28-29
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18th Annual Big Country Balloonfest Coming to Abilene September 28-29

There's nothing quite like the spectacle of seeing hot air balloons lighting up the west Texas night sky. The 18th annual Big Country Balloonfest is coming Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th, featuring a 'balloon glow' after dark each night and a whole lot more fun and entertainment for the whole family. The event is a benefit for the Optimist Club of Abilene.

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