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Kerry Hedges' sea salt chocolate pecan caramel pie Sept. 27, 2018. Slowpoke Farm Market features homemade pies, bread, and other foods.

Kerry Hedges' sea salt chocolate pecan caramel pie Sept. 27, 2018. Slowpoke Farm Market features homemade pies, bread, and other foods.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Pie fest

CISCO — The Cisco Pie Fest will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Cisco. The grand prize pie will win $1,000. Vendors, games, a car show and live music will be available.

Women Veterans Day

Women Veterans of West Texas will present Women Veterans Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center. The theme will be "I am not invisible." Registration is available at eventbrite.com.

Book sale

The annual Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Most hardbound books will be $2 and most paperbacks will be $1. Children's books will be $2 per inch. Admission is free.

Butterfly in the Park

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Hospice of the Big Country will remember patients who have died over the past year at its annual Butterfly in the Park Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Festival Gardens at Nelson Park. The butterfly release event will be followed by a picnic lunch. Admission is free to the public. For information, or to reserve a space, call 325-793-5450.

'Saving Private Ryan'

As part of the Paramount Film Series, "Saving Private Ryan," rated R, will be shown at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military and children. For information, go to paramount-abilene.org.

Movie at the library

A free showing of "Galaxy Quest," rated PG, will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.

Square dance

TYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel. Tracey Dowell will be the speaker.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Big Country Chapter American Association of Medical Transcriptionists meeting, 10 a.m., Arbec Room, first floor, Texas State Technical College, East Highway 80, Abilene. For medical transcriptionists or anyone interested in becoming one. 325-698-8898.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.
  • Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Big Country Hardware, Clyde.

 

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Joy Lewis/Reporter-NewsPeople browse through books during the The Friends of Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Book sale

The annual Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale will conclude with the "Bag-o-Books" sale from 1-4 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Books will be sold for $6 per bag, with bags provided. Admission is free.

 

Piano Keys

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Piano showcase

The Abilene Music Teachers Association will present its 28th annual Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St. Soloists and ensembles will perform on seven pianos. The concert will benefit Harmony Family Services Inc. Admission is free.

Others ...

  • AARP, 10 a.m., Rose Park Senior Citizens Center, Room Be, 2625 S. Seventh St.
  • Cancer Services Network’s Auxiliary meeting, 10:30 a.m., 100 Chestnut St., Suite 100. 325-672-0040.
  • Overeaters Anonymous, noon, Abilene Public Library South Branch, Mall of Abilene.
  • Schizophrenia Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • Blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Brookshires, Comanche.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Anorexics Bulimics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society of Abilene, 7 p.m., 7607 Highway 277 South. 325-692-0063.
  • Abilene Toastmaster’s Club 1071, 7 p.m., Conference Center, Texas State Technical College, 650 E. Highway 80. 325-692-7325 or abilene.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.
  • Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.
  • Memory Men (4-part a cappella singing), 7 p.m., First Baptist Church University Place, 302 Hickory St. 325-676-SING or www.memorymen.org.
  • Those Left To Cope, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment, 1502 N. First St.
  • Abilene Community Band rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Bynum Band Hall, McMurry University. 325-232-7383.
  • South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Avoca United Methodist Church. 325-773-2611.
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Group. 325-676-1400.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Square dance workshop

TYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel. Tracey Dowell will be the caller.

Others ...

  • Mission on the Move Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Drive Community United Methodist Church, 3025 Southwest Drive.
  • Duplicate Bridge, 11:45 a.m., Mabel Lilius Bridge Center, 3001 S. Ninth St. 325-672-7990.
  • Abilene Southwest Rotary Club, noon, Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • High Noon Al-Anon, noon, Southern Hills Church of Christ, 3666 Buffalo Gap Road (south end; follow the yellow signs).
  • Stroke/Aphasia Recovery Program support group, 1:30-2:30 p.m. West Texas Rehabilitation Center boardroom, 4601 Hartford St. 325-793-3535.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 3:30 p.m., Brook Hollow Christian Church, 2310 S. Willis St. 325-232-7444.
  • Dystonia Support Group, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Not Without Us, 3301 N. First St. Suite 117.
  • Legacies Al-Anon Family Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-280-7584.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6 p.m., Grace Fellowship, 910 Cypress St.
  • Family (of Mental Health Consumers) Support Group, 6-7 p.m., Mental Health Association in Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • MHAA Bipolar/Depression Peer Support Group, 6-8 p.m., Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment, 1502 N. First St. 325-673-2300.
  • Free certified nurturing parent class (pregnancy to toddler), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.
  • Abilene Star Chorus, 6:15 p.m., Wisteria Place Assisted Living Chapel, 3202 S. Willis St.
  • Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Exodus Metropolitan Community Church, 1933 S. 27th St.
  • Family Support Group for parents with special needs children, 6:30-7:30 p.m., West Texas Rehabilitation Center boardroom, 4601 Hartford St. 325-793-3500.
  • Alzheimer’s Association — North Central Texas Chapter, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chisholm Place, 1450 E. N. 10th St. 325-672-2907.
  • Al-Anon Parents Group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. Use Church Street entrance.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Doug Meinzer Activity Center, Knox City. 940-658-3926.
  • Brigadier General John Sayles Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 366, 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 302 E.S. 11th St.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 7-8:30 p.m., 598 Westwood Drive.
  • Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Memorial blood drive

The Guns & Hoses Rodney Holder Memorial Blood Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both the Hendrick Regional Blood Center, 1150 N. 18th St., and at the Bloodmobile at KRBC/KTAB Studios, 4510 S. 14th St. For more information, call 325-670-2799.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 8 a.m., Baker Heights Church of Christ, 5382 Texas Ave.
  • Abilene Cactus Lions Club, 11:45 a.m., Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway. $12 for lunch. Jo Ann Wilson, 325-677-6815.
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.
  • Clearly Speaking Toastmaster Club, noon, Hunter Welcome Center, Abilene Christian University.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Western Hills Healthcare Residence, Comanche.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Alzheimer’s disease support group, 5:15 p.m., Cedar Crest Care Center, 1901 W. Elliott, Breckenridge. Assists those who have a family member with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 1-800-272-3900 or 254-559-3302.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Veterans Peer Support Group, 6 p.m., 765 Orange St. 325-670-4818.
  • Mid-week Al-Anon Family Group, 6-7 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-698-4995.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.
  • DivorceCare support group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. 325-691-4200.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Women's sufferage program

Dr. Tiffany Fink, professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University, will give a presentation, "Unladylike: Texas Women and the Slow Unfurling of the Right to Vote," at 6 p.m. at the Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. Admission is free.

Others ...

  • Chronic Pain and Depression Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St., 325-673-2300.
  • Abilene Founder Lions Club, 11:30 a.m., Al’s Mesquite Grill, 4801 Buffalo Gap Road.
  • Duplicate Bridge, 11:45 a.m., Mabel Lilius Bridge Center, 3001 S. Ninth St. 325-672-7990.
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene, noon, Beehive Restaurant second floor, 442 Cedar St. 325-692-5673.
  • Retired Military Wives Club bunco social meeting, 12:30 p.m., Rose Park Senior Activity Center, 2625 South Seventh St. 325-677-9656 or 325-793-1490.
  • Mental Illness Open Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • Amputee Support Group, 2 p.m., Disability in Action, 317 N. Willis St.
  • Abilene 42 Club, 6 p.m., Rose Park Senior Center.
  • Teen Recovery Group, 6-7 p.m., Mission Abilene, 3001 N. Third St.
  • Free certified nurturing parent class (all ages), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4933 S. Seventh St. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. 325-665-5052.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 6:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Gambler’s Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Unity Spiritual Living Center, 2842 Barrow St. 325-338-2575.
  • South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.
  • Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

 

Kristi Cunningham of Roanoke reacts to the tension

Kristi Cunningham of Roanoke reacts to the tension in her cornhole match against Jerry Shaw of Fort Worth Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. About 150 people came to the Abilene Convention Center for the Texas Cornhole League's Signature Series tournament.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Cookout

A community cookout will be served from sunrise to sunset at Oldham Lane Church of Christ, 5049 Oldham lane. Breakfast tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, and educational material on Alzheimer's disease will be available. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's education

The Alzheimer's Association — North Central Texas Chapter and the West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging will present virtual dementia tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office, 301 S. Pioneer Drive, Suite 105. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, call 325-672-2907.

Cornhole championship

The Texas Cornhole League's ninth annual Conference Championship will begin at 1 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Registration is $30-$75. To register, go to tclcornhole.com.

Movie at the library

A free showing of "Star Trek," rated PG-13, will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.

Meet the author

As part of the "Who I Could Be" series, author Penny Parker Klostermann will speak about her work at 4:30 p.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. Admission is free.

Swenson House picnic

The Swenson House Historical Society will conduct a picnic from 6-8 p.m. at the Swenson House, 1726 Swenson St. The Red Dirt Disciples of Wylie Christian Church will perform.

Gala fundraiser

The second annual Mental Health America of Abilene art gala and fundraiser will be 7-11 p.m. at The Mill Winery, 239 Locust St. Live jazz, drinks, raffles and an art exhibit will be available, with guest speaker T.M. Gand giving a presentation at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For tickets or information, go to abilenemha.org.

Fandangle

ALBANY — The 81st annual Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical will be presented at 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084. Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or call 325-762-3838.

Others ...

  • Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Abilene Chinese Corner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Abilene Christian University library. lld09a@acu.edu.
  • Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Cornhole championship

The Texas Cornhole League's ninth annual Conference Championship will continue at 8:30 a.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Registration is $30-$75. To register, go to tclcornhole.com.

Free movies at the library

  • "Astro Boy," rated PG, will be presented at 11 a.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," rated PG-13, will follow at 2 p.m.
  • "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.

Fandangle parade

ALBANY — The annual Fort Griffin Fandangle Parade will begin at 5 p.m. in downtown Albany. Participants will line up at 4:15 p.m. on Griffin Road.

Pro wrestling

New Texas Pro Wrestling will present "True Colors" at 7 p.m. at The Forge, 4351 Ridgemont Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, go to newtexaspro.com.

Fandangle

ALBANY — The 81st annual Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical will be presented at 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084. Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or call 325-762-3838.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Harlem Globetrotters

As a part of their Fan Powered World Tour, the Harlem Globetrotters will play at 2 p.m. in Moody Coliseum at Abilene Christian University. Tickets start at $18. For tickets, go to harlemglobetrotters.com or acusports.com/tickets, or call 325-674-2287.

 

By Nathaniel Ellsworth

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