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  1. Calendar Overlay Boards & Commissions (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay City Council Meetings (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay City Holidays (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Convention Center (4)
  5. Calendar Overlay Library (27)
  6. Calendar Overlay Parks & Recreation (1)

Boards & Commissions

  1. Parks & Recreation Board

    January 18, 2022, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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    Meeting Room

    Please note the change in location during City Council Chamber renovations

    *Board Meetings are Subject to Change

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  2. Airport Development Board

    January 19, 2022, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Abilene Airport, Lawrence E. Gill Conference Room

    *Board Meetings are Subject to Change

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  3. Abilene Landmarks Commission

    January 25, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Please note the change in location during City Council Chamber renovations

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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    January 27, 2022, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Meeting Room

    Please note the change in location during City Council Chamber renovations

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City Holidays

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    January 17, 2022, All Day

    Most City Offices will be closed in observance

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Convention Center

  1. Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce - MLK Banquet

    January 17, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Conference Center

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  2. Cooper High School - Sports Banquet

    January 19, 2022, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Conference Center

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  3. Texas Gun & Knife Association - Show

    January 29, 2022, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Exhibit Hall

    "The Texas Gun and Knife Shows were started by Don Hill January 1978 and has become the number one source for promoting services for Dealers. Our goal is to help vendors display their guns, knives and ammo in a safe environment to share with the public."

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  4. Texas Gun & Knife Association - Show

    January 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Exhibit Hall

    "The Texas Gun and Knife Shows were started by Don Hill January 1978 and has become the number one source for promoting services for Dealers. Our goal is to help vendors display their guns, knives and ammo in a safe environment to share with the public."

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Library

  1. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    January 17, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and character sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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  2. Fandom Club

    January 18, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited to join your library for some Fandom Club fun in our Teen Zone on Tuesday afternoons. This is a time where we come together to celebrate all fandoms. TV shows, comics, movies, anime, the possibilities are endless. Meetup with other fandom enthusiasts where we’ll meet with each other and socialize and even create some fandom art while playing games too. Come check out our weekly club for yourself.

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  3. B.Y.O.Book Club

    January 18, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Mezamiz Coffee House

    If you love to discuss books, and you’re looking for a new place to do so, join our BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club. This new club will let you read whatever books you like. Once you do ,you can then come out to discuss them at our club meetings. Join us for our first meetup at Mezamiz Coffee House and then continue to follow our meetings as we’ll host them at different coffee shops and venues in town. Then be ready to share your thoughts on what you’ve read. The theme for January is bring your current favorite book to share. Although this club is geared for adults, the books you choose can be from any genre, for any age, etc. It’s all about what you like.

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  4. Coloring Club

    January 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Meeting Room

    If you’re in need of a little stress relief and relaxation, we invite you to be a part of the Coloring Club at your South Branch Library. Coloring is a great activity for all ages and there are many benefits that can come from taking some time to express yourself through art. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and tools so you can come out, color, socialize, and have a little fun at your library.

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  5. Common Threads: Knitting & Crochet Club

    January 19, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    If you’re an adult who is into knitting and crocheting, this is the club for you. Join our Common Threads group where participants are encouraged to bring their current projects and gather for some 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. It’s a fun knitting circle just waiting for you to join, and all skill levels are welcome to join us.

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  6. School-Aged STEAM Club

    January 19, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Youth are invited out to the library for STEAM fun. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, and activities will be centered around having youth engage in critical thinking to complete various projects and activities. Each session will feature a different activity for youth to get involved in, and we’ll supply all the materials needed. Don’t miss out on this educational series at your library.

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  7. Super Storytime: Winter Fun

    January 19, 2022, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to join your library for an enhanced afternoon storytime program complete with stories, songs, crafts, and more, fun. For this storytime, the theme will be Winter Fun where we’ll feature great stories, songs, crafts, and activities that’s all about the winter season. Plus, we’ll supply the materials needed for you to make a fun craft too.

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  8. Take & Make Crafts

    January 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    If you’re looking for some crafting fun, stop by your South Branch Library where we’ll be offering Take & Make kits featuring different craft activities each week while supplies last. Stop by from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and you can pick up your kit that has all of the materials and instructions you’ll need to then take home and make a fun craft to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this come and go activity at your library.

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  9. Library Chess Meet-Up

    January 20, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    If you’re into chess, we invite you to meetup at your Main Library on Thursday afternoons for our weekly meetup. We’ll supply chess boards for up to 20 players at a time, and if you’re new to the game and need some help with the basics, someone will be on staff to help you learn. Come challenge others in some friendly competition. All skill levels are welcome so come try out a gaming session for yourself.

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  10. STEAM Stories: Penguins

    January 20, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
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    1st Floor, Story Room

    Join your Main Library for the next STEAM Stories where each event will feature a story kids will love, along with a STEAM activity or demonstration to go along with it. At this session,we’ll be learning all about penguins by reading “If You Were a Penguin” and then learning about the different types of penguins. For instance, one of the biggest mysteries is how they stay dry. Afterwards we’ll experiment with water and crayons to solve this mystery, with all materials provided.

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  11. Cover-to-Cover Book Club

    January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    If you’re an avid reader, don’t pass up on being a part of the Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your Mockingbird Branch. Meeting on the third Thursday nights of each month, this group reads everything from fiction to nonfiction, classics to bestsellers. For this month, join us for our post holiday book exchange and party. We’ll have an appetizer for dinner and then get into a book exchange with everyone so we’re asking that you bring one gently used book (that’s wrapped) from home for the exchange, and a treat to share.

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  12. Open Mic Night

    January 20, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Don’t miss the next Open Mic Night session at your South Branch Library. Designed for all ages, this is the time where you can show off your talents and skills for a captivated audience. Whether you sing or dance, recite poetry or tell jokes, all are welcome to sign up for a spot to show your skills. Registration is required to attend and we limit each session to 11 performers each performing for up to 5 minutes. If there’s time left at the end of the program, we’ll take walk-ins as well. Be sure to visit our events calendar at www.abilenetx.gov/apl/EventsCal and sign-up for a slot. We can’t wait to see you perform!

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  13. Friday Fun Day: LEGO Challenge

    January 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Your Mockingbird Branch is the place for kids to be on Friday afternoons as we host Friday Fun Day activities in our Activity Room. Each week we’ll offer a safe space for kids to come out and have fun at the library, as well as to express their creative side by building with LEGO. Come show off your building talents and skills by coming up with something you unique, or making a design based off of something you’ve seen. There’s no wrong way to have fun with LEGO.

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  14. Once Upon a Storytime

    January 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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    Children's Area

    Join your South Branch Library for Once Upon A Storytime as we welcome an ice princess that also loves to read as much as we do! Dress up like your favorite character and enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts at this special storytime. Picture opportunity with meet & greet to follow. The whole family is invited to this fun, free event at the South Branch Library.

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  15. Family Flix: "Frozen"

    January 22, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Kids and parents are invited to join your South Branch Library for a great mid-morning movie featuring great hits from the past and present. For this session, we’ll be watching the hit Disney flick from 2013 with “Frozen” with the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristin Bell, and Jonathan Groff. In this film, after the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. This film is rated PG for some action and mild rude humor and has a run time of 1 hour and 48 minutes. Feel free to bring your drinks and snacks to enjoy.

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  16. Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club

    January 22, 2022, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Mockingbird Branch Library

    Are you looking for a group to play Dungeons & Dragons with, but you’re too old to be a part of our popular teen sessions? Well come to your Mockingbird Branch Library and join us for a couple Saturdays of fun. Our study room will be booked from 1PM to 5PM for anyone wanting to come and play this role playing game. The library will provide three main manuals, dice, and character sheets, and dungeon master. If you’re ready for an adventure, join us!

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  17. Saturday Matinee: "No Time to Die"

    January 22, 2022, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Catch a great new movie during our regular Saturday Matinee events at your South Branch library. For this session we’ll be watching 2021’s “No Time to Die,” the latest installment in the James Bond series starring Daniel Craig. In this film, 007’s post-retirement life in Jamaica is disrupted when an old CIA friend requests his assistance in rescuing a kidnapped scientist. The unexpectedly treacherous mission leads him to a confrontation with an enigmatic nemesis - and a dangerous new technology. This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language, and some suggestive material and has a run time of 2 hours and 43 minutes. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy.

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  18. Pokemon Meetup

    January 23, 2022, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Meeting Room

    Join us for an afternoon of gaming fun! Designed for both new and experienced players, gamers from their tweens to adults are welcome to be a part of this weekly meetup where we gather to play the Pokemon Card Game. Pokemon has something for everyone, so come out, bring your cards, and be ready to battle it out at your library.+ Instruction will also be available for those interested in learning how to play, and once you do, you’ll be challenging everyone else in no time.

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  19. Sunday, Fun Day! Snowflakes

    January 23, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Children's Area

    Your weekend just got better! Join your South Branch Library for a special family activity hosted inside the Mall of Abilene. Each month we’ll host a different activity such as crafts, experiments, storytimes, or special guests. At this session, we’ll be hosting a craft workshop where we’ll supply all the materials for youth to make their own snowflakes. The whole family is invited to this fun, free, come-and-go event, so you won’t want to miss it.

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  20. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    January 24, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and character sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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  21. Fandom Club

    January 25, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    1st Floor, Teen Zone

    Teens are invited to join your library for some Fandom Club fun in our Teen Zone on Tuesday afternoons. This is a time where we come together to celebrate all fandoms. TV shows, comics, movies, anime, the possibilities are endless. Meetup with other fandom enthusiasts where we’ll meet with each other and socialize and even create some fandom art while playing games too. Come check out our weekly club for yourself.

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  22. Coloring Club

    January 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    Meeting Room

    If you’re in need of a little stress relief and relaxation, we invite you to be a part of the Coloring Club at your South Branch Library. Coloring is a great activity for all ages and there are many benefits that can come from taking some time to express yourself through art. We’ll supply the coloring sheets and tools so you can come out, color, socialize, and have a little fun at your library.

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  23. Take & Make Crafts

    January 27, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Children's Area

    If you’re looking for some crafting fun, stop by your South Branch Library where we’ll be offering Take & Make kits featuring different craft activities each week while supplies last. Stop by from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and you can pick up your kit that has all of the materials and instructions you’ll need to then take home and make a fun craft to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this come and go activity at your library.

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  24. Beginner Line Dance Lessons

    January 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    If you’ve wanted to learn the art of line dancing, you’re in luck. Your Mockingbird Branch will be hosting free sessions and taught by a retired dance instructor. Brush off those boots, do a little stretching, and then come ready to spend some time having fun while learning a few easy dance steps. Geared for the adult audience, all skill levels are welcome to attend. Plus, each session of this program will teach you something new so be one of the first to get in on this new series at your library.

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  25. Library Chess Meet-Up

    January 27, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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    Basement, Makerspace

    If you’re into chess, we invite you to meetup at your Main Library on Thursday afternoons for our weekly meetup. We’ll supply chess boards for up to 20 players at a time, and if you’re new to the game and need some help with the basics, someone will be on staff to help you learn. Come challenge others in some friendly competition. All skill levels are welcome so come try out a gaming session for yourself.

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  26. Friday Fun Day: LEGO Challenge

    January 28, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Activity Room

    Your Mockingbird Branch is the place for kids to be on Friday afternoons as we host Friday Fun Day activities in our Activity Room. Each week we’ll offer a safe space for kids to come out and have fun at the library, as well as to express their creative side by building with LEGO. Come show off your building talents and skills by coming up with something you unique, or making a design based off of something you’ve seen. There’s no wrong way to have fun with LEGO.

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  27. Dungeons & Dragons Club

    January 31, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Activity Room

    Are you looking for a place to host a Dungeons & Dragon game? Looking for other teens to play with? Come over to the Mockingbird Branch Library where, every Monday evening, our activity room will be booked for any teen to come out and play. The library will provide the three main manuals, dice, and character sheets...so if you’re a Dungeon Master, or an adventurer, feel free to join us!

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Get Hooked at Cal Young Park

    January 12, 2022 - January 26, 2022
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    Cal Young Park

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