What absolutely BEAUTIFUL ideas! I'm in the process of moving right now- but I'll definitely be decorating for Autumn/Halloween next year :) Keep up the lovely work with your blog!Stay Glamorous!xxx Lottie Leehttp://vintagewarbride.com
Hardin-Simmons University Homecoming 10/16/14 - 10/19/14 Times vary by event and activity $0-$25
Abilene Chopper Madness Sea Bee Park FM 600/Westlake Rd. and Seabee Park Rd., Abilene 325-668-1402, James Johnson 10/17/14 - 10/19/14 All day, all weekend long. Free
Abilene Speedway's Southern Challenge Abilene Speedway 6825 E. Hwy 80, Abilene 325-692-8800, Tickets 10/17/14 - 10/19/14 $10-Adults; $8-Military; $5-Ages 6-12 years; Free-Younger than age 6
AISD Halloween Classic Girls 5A Golf Invitational Diamond Back Golf Club & Maxwell Golf Course 325-691-1000, Coach Leslie Harlan 10/17/14 - 10/18/14 Call for times and admission.
AISD Swimming & Diving Invitational McMurry University, J.W. Hunt Physical Education Center S. 15th and Ross Ave., Abilene 325-672-8493, Coach Casey Pacheco 10/17/14 - 10/18/14 Call for times and admission.
The Big Country Raceway Shootout 5601 W. Stamford St., Abilene 325-673-4233, Sterling Robertson Fri., 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., Gates open at 9 a.m. $10-Adult; Free-Younger than age 12 with paid adult admission
Fun & Grudge. Racing all race cars, street cars and motorcycles. Colt Starting Challenge USA Taylor Country Expo Center, Covered Outdoor Arena 1700 Hwy. 36, Abilene 325-677-4376, Expo Center 10/17/14 - 10/18/14 Fri., 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat., 6 to 10 p.m. $15-Person . Ft. Phantom Bridge Unit 224 Sectional Tournament Abilene Civic Center 1100 N. 6th St., Abilene 325-673-8677, Barbara Bermudo Bridges 10/17/14 - 10/19/14
Runway of Terror 'Fears and Phobias' 4886 Newman Rd., Abilene 325-261-0723, Info. 10/17/14 - 10/18/14 8 p.m. to Midnight $10-Person; $5-Ages 5 and younger
5K & 1 Mile Fund Run Sherrod Park EN 10th St. & Cedar Crest Dr., Abilene 325-370-8759, Derek 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 8 to 11 a.m. $10-Person
An Evening on the Red Carpet with Jess Cagle Paramount Theatre 352 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-1161, Abilene Cultural Affairs Council 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 6 p.m. Q&A Session Only: $10-Person, All event activities: $125-Person or $1000-Table of Eight
Family Fun Saturdays 10-18-2014 National Center For Children's Illustrated Literature 102 Cedar St., Abilene 325-673-4586, NCCIL 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 1 to 4 p.m. Free
Ghost Tours Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William St., Buffalo Gap 325-572-3974, Heather Reed 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 8 to 11 p.m. $10-Person
Live @ The Silo: Cody Johnson Band 5477 S. 7th St., Abilene 325-260-1362 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 Doors Open: 6 p.m.; Band: 7 p.m. $12-$15-Person
Texas Bats Taylor County Extension Office 1982 Lytle Way, Abilene 325-672-6048, Info. 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 9 a.m. to Noon $15-Person . Learn about the many bats of Texas from professor and author, Dr. Loren Ammerman. This three hour program will cover characteristics and diversity of bats, their economic importance to our area, and ways to study these unique creatures. ... Learn More . Texas Gun & Knife Show - October 2014 Abilene Civic Center 1100 N. 6th St., Abilene 830-285-0575, TGKS 10/18/14 - 10/19/14 Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5-Person
Touch a Truck TeenMOPS Fundraiser Grapevine Farms 2826 West Lake Rd., Abilene 325-692-1173, Melissa Stevenson 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10-Per family suggested donation
This event is to help offset the cost of childcare for moms to attend meetings. Come out for a family friendly day to see trucks of all shapes and sizes! We will have vehicles including a police car, fire truck, BobCat, smart car, tractor... Learn More . Tour de Ted, Ride the Lone Star Nelson Park, Festival Gardens 2070 Zoo Ln., Abilene 325-698-5063, Mark W. Miller 10/18/14 - 10/18/14 38-mile course: 9 a.m. 17-mile course: 10 a.m. 7-mile course: Noon Donations
Choose your course: 7 miles - 17 miles - 38 miles. Now choose your donation level and off you go. Edward Jones is celebrating the life of its second managing partner, Ted Jones, and his vision of serving clients in local communities by ... Learn More . West Texas Barrel Racers Association Round-Up Taylor County Expo Center, Horse Barn 170 Hwy. 36, Abilene 325-823-4028, Jan Burns 10/18/14 - 10/19/14 Books open @ 10 a.m.; Exhibitions start @ 10:30 a.m. $10-Person
Craft Sunday @ Buffalo Gap Historic Village - Oct. 2014 133 N. William St., Buffalo Gap 325-572-3365, Katie Moorehead 10/19/14 - 10/19/14 2 to 4 p.m. Free-Children ages 12 and younger $7-Adults; $6-Seniors; Free-Military . Military Appreciation Day - Oct. 2014 Buffalo Gap Historic Village 133 N. William St., Buffalo Gap 325-572-3365, BGHV 10/19/14 - 10/19/14 Noon to 5 p.m. Free to active and retired military and their family
Julie Speed Paper Cut The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Emerald Cassidy Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m. $3-$6-Person
Featuring intricate collage work with elements of the surreal and real combined to explore the thoughts and feelings that haunt the human experience throughout history. Marfa-based Speed is known for her paintings, drawings and etchings ... Learn More . 'Beyond Mediocrity' by Jill Hendrix The Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-8389, Debbie Manns 09/09/14 - 10/25/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free
Using wood, textiles, and pigment in her two- and three-dimensional pieces that use a ladder as a central visual element, combining architectural formality with informal elements and colors. Her pieces convey our life-long struggle to ... Learn More . 'Now and Again' by Warren Taylor The Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-8389, Debbie Manns 09/09/14 - 10/25/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free
Taylor’s watercolors combine a complex network of layers. A base of historical art references and present day themes is topped by three-dimensional objects juxtaposed to the underlying complex flat planes, reflecting our responses ... Learn More .
'Soft Cells' Sculpture by William Cannings The Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress St., Abilene 325-677-8389, Debbie Manns 09/09/14 - 10/25/14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free
By welding together flat steel forms and inflating them with air, Cannings creates dynamic pieces with the permanence of steel and the softer, gentler form of fabric. His sculpture captures the popularity of inflated objects that ... Learn More .
Keith Carter: Ordinary Mysteries The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Emerald Cassidy 09/12/14 - 02/14/15 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m. $3-$6-Person
A selection of Carter’s masterful photographs described as magic in the mundane and poetry of the commonplace. Lauded as a transcendental realist, east Texas native,Carter is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work has ... Learn More . Kelly Fearing: Lucid Dreams The Grace Museum 102 Cypress St., Abilene 325-673-4587, Emerald Cassidy 09/12/14 - 01/10/15 Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., Closes at 8 p.m. $3-$6-Person
A selection of artwork curated from private and public collections by legendary Texas artist, Kelly Fearing (1918-2011) to demonstrate his lifelong fascination with surreal, mythic and metaphysical themes. Part of the Altered States... Learn More . National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature 102 Cedar St., Abilene 325-673-4586, Sujata Shahane 10/09/14 - 01/30/15 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Free . Rohmann won the Caldecott Honor for Time Flies and the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit. Rohmann has illustrated 15 children’s books and written 7 of his own. Although Rohmann primarily uses oil paints. ... click for more gossip...