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Women’s Night Out With Kevin Fowler Coming June 10th

This year's Women's Night Out is going to be bigger and better than ever. This will be an event you won't want to miss, so grab your friends and join us. This year's special guest will be Kevin Fowler; plus, there will be food, drink, fashion show, shopping and more!

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Women’s Night Out With Kevin Fowler Coming June 10th

This year's Women's Night Out is going to be bigger and better than ever. This will be an event you won't want to miss, so grab your friends and join us. This year's special guest will be Kevin Fowler; plus, there will be food, drink, fashion show, shopping and more!

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Photo by: Kelly Thompson Abilene Zoo
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The “Ghost of the Bayou” a Rare 6 Foot Albino Alligator Visits the Abilene Zoo

A very rare six foot albino alligator known as the "Ghost of the Bayou" has made the Abilene Zoo it's temporary home. Bill Gersonde, executive director of the Abilene Zoo says “these animals cannot survive in the wild on their own, and this is a terrific opportunity to learn all about the American alligator.” Jenny the albino alligator made her debut on Saturday May 24th and will be on display through the summer. Here's more on the Abilene Zoo.

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Photo by: Ricki Brown Friends-Of The-Library via Facebook
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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale is June 19th – 22nd

Friends of the Abilene Public Library will host their gigantic annual book sale in June. The sale includes books, DVDs, videos, cassette tapes, CDs, records and so much more. The sale will be at the Abilene Civic Center with proceeds benefiting the Abilene Public Library. Admission is free and just like last year, organizers are very excited about accepting credit/debit cards.

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Annual Free Summer Reading Program Returns to Abilene’s Public Libraries for June and July

The Abilene Public Libraries (APL) just announced that their annual Free Summer Reading Program will run June 2nd through July26th at all branches of the Abilene Public Library. This year the APL, The Greathouse Foundation and Hearts for the Arts will be hosting 'Young Artists Performances' free. Here's the complete summer reading schedule.

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Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene Will Host Special Memorial Day Ceremonies for Veterans

Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene will host a special ceremony for all veterans Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day beginning at 11:00am. This ceremony will honor all veterans past and present and will feature a special guest speaker. Veterans, their families and friends are all encouraged to attend this special event.

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Photo by: Lori Seamoore MDA
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New Abilene Ordinance Affects the Firefighters “MDA Fill the Boot Campaign”

A new Abilene ordinance no longer allows "any on the street" collecting. Abilene and Dyess Firefighters are readjusting how they will operate their "MDA Fill the Boot Campaign." Abilene Firefighter and event organizer John Brunett said "due to the new city ordinance, we've changed locations and we will not be collecting on the streets for the first time in over 20 years."

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K-9 5k at the starting line
Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for ASPCA
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The 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Runners and Their Dogs to Benefit Rescue the Animals is May 10th in Abilene

Here's your chance to get the entire family involved in the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit Rescue the Animals, SPCA of Abilene. The event actually includes a one mile course for humans and their four-legged companions too. This all takes place at the Dog Park by the Abilene Zoo at Nelson Park.

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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Walk Coming to Abilene May 17th

The Abilene March of Dimes 'March For Babies' is an annual event whose goal is to raise money and awareness, and improve the health of babies will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th at Red Bud Park

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Photo by: Holly DeLaune THSRA
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Annual Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals Comes to Abilene June 7th-14th

The 25th Annual Texas High School State Finals Rodeo, where the top high school rodeo athletes come to compete will be in Abilene beginning June 7th through the 14th. This year over 600 athletes will converge on the Taylor County Coliseum to compete for the Lone Star State title of "State Champion." Plus these kids are vying for the chance to go on to the National High School Finals Rodeo and to collect their fair share of scholarship money. The public is invited to attend.

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Mommy’s Haven Annual Garage & Bake Sale Benefiting Noah Project

What better way to raise money than a garage sale & bake sale? You get to do a little spring cleaning and then buy some goodies and it all helps a great cause; the Noah Project of Abilene.

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The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council Presents the “Wizard of Oz” April 27th at the Paramount Theatre

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council (CAC) presents the "Wizard of Oz" at the Paramount Theatre on April 27th.This show in particular is an 'American Family Theater' production. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin-man and the Cowardly Lion as they follow their quest on the yellow brick road. Tickets for the event are on sale now and will go fast.

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