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Boards & Commissions

  1. Firemen's Relief & Retirement Fund Board

    January 28, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Finance Conference Room

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  2. DCOA Board Meeting

    January 28, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Develop Abilene Conference Room

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  3. [Cancelled] Abilene Landmarks Commission

    January 28, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  4. Street Maintenance Advisory Board

    January 30, 2020, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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Library

  1. Fandom Club (Main Library)

    January 28, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Calling all teens. If you have a fandom you love, and we know you know, then you’re invited to be a part of the Fandom Club at your Main Library. At these sessions, you’re invited to meetup at the Teen Zone to meet other fans, discuss your fandoms, create fandom based art, play fandom games, and so much more. For additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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  2. Common Threads: Knitting & Crochet Club (Main Library)

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    If you’re an adult who is into knitting and crocheting, you’re invited to be a part of the Common Threads: Knitting & Crochet Club at your Main Library. You’re encouraged to bring along your projects as we gather for socializing and learning about new and interesting techniques from each other about the world of yarn. See what projects we’re working on, and show off some of your own to inspire others. Light refreshments will be provided, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025.

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  3. LEGO My Library (Main Library)

    January 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    If you’re into LEGO building, don’t miss the next LEGO My Library session at your Main Library. This is the time where we layout a sea of LEGO and platform and then see what youth are inspired to create within an hour. Work on a project solo, or partner up with others for a joint project, there’s no wrong way to have fun. Youth under the age of 8 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, feel free to contact staff at 325-676-6067.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Play & Learn at Mockingbird Branch

    January 28, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Activity Room

    Play & Learn is a weekly series designed for parents and youth ages 1-3. At this session, guests will participate in a series of sensory activities to facilitate exploration and stimulate a young child's senses.

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  2. Lapsit at South Branch

    January 28, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Meeting Room

    Lapsits are a weekly storytime series aimed at parents and youth ages 1-2. Led by children's staff at the library, they'll be on hand to share rhymes, music, short stories, and more that's designed to keep a child's interest. Parents are encouraged to join in on activities with youth as they grow.

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  3. Baby Steps at Main Library

    January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Baby Steps is a weekly storytime and activity series designed for parents to share with newborns up to age 1. At each session, stories, activities, and stimuli are presented along with parental participation. Follow along as children's staff help to guide you through a number of stimulating activities, while also getting the opportunity to socialize with other parents too.

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  4. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    January 29, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Area

    The Preschool Storytime is presented weekly and aimed at youth ages 3-6. Kids will listen to great stories selected by children's staff, join in fingerplays, sing, dance, and watch puppets and other visual presentations. Parents are encouraged to join in on the storytime fun.

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  5. Head to Toes at Main Library

    January 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    The Head to Toes program is a weekly series designed for youth ages 2-5, as well as parents to engage in as well. This storytime series will focus on body recognition, gross motor skills, and all things head to toe. So get them up and moving and learning with us at the library.

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  6. Toddler Time at Main Library

    January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Toddler Times are a weekly storytime session aimed at youth ages 2-3, and parents. Led by children's staff at the library, these sessions will help prepare youth for longer stories in preparation for engaging in all other children's programming for older youth at the library such as Preschool Storytime, Family Fun, and Super Storytime events.

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  7. Toddler Time at South Branch

    January 30, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Area

    Toddler Times are a weekly storytime session aimed at youth ages 2-3, and parents. Led by children's staff at the library, these sessions will help prepare youth for longer stories in preparation for engaging in all other children's programming for older youth at the library such as Preschool Storytime, Family Fun, and Super Storytime events.

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  8. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    January 30, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Mother Goose on the Loose is a unique weekly storytime event designed for parents and youth from newborn up to age 3. At each session, guests will engage in an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.

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  9. Rhythm & Rhyme at Mockingbird Branch

    January 31, 2020, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Area

    Rhythm & Rhyme is a great weekly series, hosted on Mondays and Fridays for youth of various ages. This educational program combines music, dance, and rhythm with structured learning at your library, in a relaxed environment. It's a great way for getting up and moving at your library.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Basic Dog Manners Obedience Class

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    This class is for dogs aged 7 months and up. For your dogs safety, they must have completed all of their puppy shots prior to the first class.You will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. In this class, your dog will learn basic manners: Settle, sit, down, heeling, recalls, stays, touch, place and manners when meeting others. You will learn how to build a relationship with your dog that will keep him eager to work with you! This class focuses on accomplishing the elements to pass the CGC (AKC's Canine Good Citizenship) Test. The CGC test is offered, free of charge, to those participants who would like to test on the last day of class. Please bring flat or training collar and a six foot leash, as well as any treats your dog loves!

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  2. Puppy Obedience Class

    January 28, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    This class is for puppies aged 4-6 months. For your puppy's safety, they must have completed all of their puppy shots prior to the first class. The only exception is rabies prior to 6 months of age (as some veterinarians will not administer the rabies vaccine until 6 months). you will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. In this class, you will learn training techniques that will seem like "fun and games" to your puppy but will actually be building a strong foundation of excellent manners! Your puppy will learn to sit, down, settle, begin the stays, and recall exercises, as well as, meeting strangers and being polite around other dogs. Your puppy will gain confidence through positive reinforcement and the gentle use of instability equipment. Please bring a flat or training collar and a six foot leash, as well as, any treats or kibble your puppy loves!

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  3. Country Western Dance Lessons | Adaptive Recreation

    January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Adaptive Recreation

    It's time to two-step on over to our country western dancing classes! This class teaches you how to Texas Two-Step, Waltz, Polka, Schottische, and more. All skill levels are welcome to join in our class, everyone will learn something! Classes will be held at Adaptive Recreation Services from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting on January 9, continuing for 8 weeks, ending on February 20. It's $45 per couple or $33 per individual, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup.

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  4. Scent Work Class for Dogs

    January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    Want to have fun with your dog and watch him/her develop their natural ability to detect scent? This class is perfect for any dog 6 months and older. For your dog's safety, they must have completed all of their shots prior to the first class. You will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. In this class, you will learn: Search/reward game Proper reward timing Beginning and ending protocol Open box searches Introduce harness work Area searches Interior room searches Threshold hides Introduce elevated hides The benefits of this class! Burn lots of excess energy No prior training is required Shy or fearful dogs build confidence Perfect for all ages and breeds Build a stronger bond between you and your dog! Please bring a flat collar, at least a 6 foot leash, harness (if you have one) and long line (if you have one). Also, bring LOTS of yummy treats that your dog doesn't always get (i.e. hotdogs, chicken, turkey).

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  5. Advanced Scent Work Class for Dogs

    January 30, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cobb Recreation Center

    ** You must have completed our Regular Scent Work Class prior to enrolling in this Advanced Class.** For your dog's safety, they must have completed all of their shots prior to the first class. You will need to bring proof of shots with you the first day of class. You will need to bring proof of shots DHLPP + Rabies with you to the first class. In this class, you will build on the skills learned in the regular scent class and transition your dog from finding a food source scent, to searching for the scent of Birch. The hides become more difficult and handlers must become better at reading their dog's body language. We focus on proper protocols and good reward timing. There will be room, container, and area searches, as well as vehicle.

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