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September 2019

Big Country Pop-Up Market

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
T&P Event Center, 901 N 1st St
Abilene, TX 79601
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You won’t want to miss this exciting pop-up market featuring both handmade items as well as direct sales from trusted brand reps! •• FIRST 20 PEOPLE RECEIVE FREE T-SHIRT •• Come shop local and support small businesses!!

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3rd Annual Cactus Lions Fish Fry

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Paul Abilene, 525 Beech St
Abilene, TX 79601
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$10

$10 all you can eat fried fish, coleslaw, French fries, and hush puppies. $1 desserts.

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An Eller Hall pop-up dance at the Grace Garage

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St
Abilene, TX 79601 United States
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$8 – $10

an ELLER HALL POP-UP HOOTENANNY: Saturday, Sept 28 at The Grace Museum Garage - 102 Cypress St. Live Music with Midnight Blue The Toasted Traveler The Sweet Side Tickets $8 advance and $10 at the door. Adv tix at ellerhall.com (Children under 10 free with an adult. Family discounts at the door. Minors should be supervised.) Cash/Card at the door. No alcohol allowed on premises. #ellerhall #familyfriendly #danceeller #abilenepopupdancehall #downtownabilene #danceabileneg

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The Heavenly Life

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601 United States
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$5 – $40

The Abilene Philharmonic's 69th Concert Season begins with the emotional Mahler Symphony No. 4 featuring Lynnette Chambers in the final movement singing the poem "Das himmlishe Leben" translated "The Heavenly Life". The second half features John Hopkins University cello professor and world renowned cellist, Amit Peled, performing Dvorak Cello Concerto.

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Kind of Makes You Wonder (Intimate Magic Theater)

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St
Abilene, TX 79601
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$35

Experience two hours of magic and mind reading centered around wondrous themes represented by eight mysterious boxes, shuffled and opened one by one. You won’t find another show like this in Abilene; the small venue and limited audience size mean that you won’t just be watching the magic: you’ll be a part of it. Magician and Mentalist Grant Price presents "Kind of Makes You Wonder" - an experience that goes far beyond hiding scarves up sleeves and guessing which card…

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October 2019

Bible & Brew w Guest LuCresia Fields

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hallows, 258 Pine Street
Abilene, TX 79601
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Lucresia Fields is a youth minister and founder of Fields of Purpose. The mission of Fields of Purpose is to uproot barriers, sow grace and love, and to grow in purpose. We are excited to have her share this October! https://www.facebook.com/fieldsofpurpose/

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Writing & Rewriting: the Craft of Revision w/ Mary Helen Specht

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St
Abilene, TX 79601
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Author and native Abilenian Mary Helen Specht will host a workshop at the Abilene Public Library downtown (202 Cedar) on the importance of revising in the writing process. Revision is taking a step back, a critical look at what you have written, with an eye towards making it better. "Rewriting is the essence of writing well—where the game is won or lost." — William Zinsser

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Children’s Author Panel

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 pm
Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601 United States
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Liz Garton Scanlon & Janee Trasler are participating in Authors in Schools this year, and will be presenting a wonderful session on writing children's books. Scanlon, from Austin, has authored numerous books for youth including the Caldecott-honored picture book "All the World". Grapevine's Trasler has a personal tagline of "funny books for awesome kids," She loves to make kids laugh through writing and illustrating books, singing silly songs, and using puppets to allow them to do their thing. You won't…

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Poetry for Everyone with Sylvia Vardell

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
West Texas Book Festival, 1100 N 6th St
Abilene, TX 79601
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Whether Poetry is, or isn't your thing, you'll be interested in meeting Sylvia Vardell, professor, teacher, writer, presenter, and speaker making her first appearance at the festival this year. Currently teaching in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University, she teaches courses in literature for children and young adults. Vardell has also authored, or co-authored, more than a dozen books and has given more than 150 presentations at national and international conferences. As a nationally known…

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