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Boards & Commissions

  1. Board of Adjustment

    March 9, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  2. Citizen's Advisory Board of People with Disabilities

    March 9, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meeting Room

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  3. Airport Development Board

    March 10, 2021, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Abilene Airport, Lower Level Conference Room

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  4. Parks & Recreation Board

    March 16, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  5. Street Maintenance Advisory Board

    March 18, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  6. Abilene Landmarks Commission

    March 23, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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City Council Meetings

  1. City Council Meeting

    March 11, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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  2. City Council Retreat

    March 22, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Upstairs Conference Room

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  3. City Council Meeting

    March 25, 2021, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ 2nd Floor Council Chambers

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Library

  1. Free Tax Help

    March 6, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  2. Pokemon Meetup

    March 7, 2021, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Branch Library > 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. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  3. Take & Make: DIY Seuss Games

    March 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Main Library

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 and available through March 12. With this craft, you’ll be able to create your own dice to play a fun Dr. Seuss game titled “Even and Odd Things.” Not only will you challenge a friend to the “You Win” square, you’ll do so by also practicing your math skills by adding your rolling of the dice twice. One of you can only move if the sum of the throws are even, and the other can only move if their sum is odd. Come pick up your packet and see who will be victorious.

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  4. Take & Make: DIY Seussical Passports

    March 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity is designed for older youth and will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 through March 12. With this craft, inspired by the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” youth will use the pieces in their packet to design their own sealable passport cases. After reading the books, we’ll ask that you answer some prompts within so you can plan where you’ll be going in your future. It’s a great project to go along with a great story about the places you’ll go as you grow older. Don’t miss out on getting your hands on one of these packets while supplies last.

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  5. Family Fun: All About Trees

    March 8, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Meeting Room

    Families are invited out to the South Branch Library’s monthly enhanced storytime event that offers great stories, songs, crafts, and more fun centered on a different theme each time. At this session, we’ll be learning all about trees including the different kinds of trees out there, that will lead to us even making our own tree craft. All materials will be provided, just come out ready to enjoy some storytime fun.

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  6. Take & Make: DIY Seuss Games

    March 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Main Library

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 and available through March 12. With this craft, you’ll be able to create your own dice to play a fun Dr. Seuss game titled “Even and Odd Things.” Not only will you challenge a friend to the “You Win” square, you’ll do so by also practicing your math skills by adding your rolling of the dice twice. One of you can only move if the sum of the throws are even, and the other can only move if their sum is odd. Come pick up your packet and see who will be victorious.

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  7. Take & Make: DIY Seussical Passports

    March 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity is designed for older youth and will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 through March 12. With this craft, inspired by the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” youth will use the pieces in their packet to design their own sealable passport cases. After reading the books, we’ll ask that you answer some prompts within so you can plan where you’ll be going in your future. It’s a great project to go along with a great story about the places you’ll go as you grow older. Don’t miss out on getting your hands on one of these packets while supplies last.

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  8. Free Tax Help

    March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  9. Take & Make: DIY Seuss Games

    March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Main Library

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 and available through March 12. With this craft, you’ll be able to create your own dice to play a fun Dr. Seuss game titled “Even and Odd Things.” Not only will you challenge a friend to the “You Win” square, you’ll do so by also practicing your math skills by adding your rolling of the dice twice. One of you can only move if the sum of the throws are even, and the other can only move if their sum is odd. Come pick up your packet and see who will be victorious.

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  10. Take & Make: DIY Seussical Passports

    March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity is designed for older youth and will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 through March 12. With this craft, inspired by the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” youth will use the pieces in their packet to design their own sealable passport cases. After reading the books, we’ll ask that you answer some prompts within so you can plan where you’ll be going in your future. It’s a great project to go along with a great story about the places you’ll go as you grow older. Don’t miss out on getting your hands on one of these packets while supplies last.

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  11. ABCD's of Medicare

    March 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need.

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  12. Free Tax Help

    March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  13. Take & Make: DIY Seuss Games

    March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Main Library

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 and available through March 12. With this craft, you’ll be able to create your own dice to play a fun Dr. Seuss game titled “Even and Odd Things.” Not only will you challenge a friend to the “You Win” square, you’ll do so by also practicing your math skills by adding your rolling of the dice twice. One of you can only move if the sum of the throws are even, and the other can only move if their sum is odd. Come pick up your packet and see who will be victorious.

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  14. Take & Make: DIY Seussical Passports

    March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity is designed for older youth and will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 through March 12. With this craft, inspired by the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” youth will use the pieces in their packet to design their own sealable passport cases. After reading the books, we’ll ask that you answer some prompts within so you can plan where you’ll be going in your future. It’s a great project to go along with a great story about the places you’ll go as you grow older. Don’t miss out on getting your hands on one of these packets while supplies last.

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  15. Take & Make Crafts

    March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  16. Tech Time

    March 11, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you may find yourself needing a little help. Join us for Tech Time where the library’s tech gurus will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting your technology issues. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll do our best to answer all your questions. Each guest will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 minutes if people are waiting. For help that might take longer, you may also see about signing up for a 1-on-1 session at a different time so we may accommodate you better. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  17. Free Tax Help

    March 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  18. Take & Make: DIY Seuss Games

    March 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Main Library

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 and available through March 12. With this craft, you’ll be able to create your own dice to play a fun Dr. Seuss game titled “Even and Odd Things.” Not only will you challenge a friend to the “You Win” square, you’ll do so by also practicing your math skills by adding your rolling of the dice twice. One of you can only move if the sum of the throws are even, and the other can only move if their sum is odd. Come pick up your packet and see who will be victorious.

    More Details
  19. Take & Make: DIY Seussical Passports

    March 12, 2021, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ 1st Floor, Foyer

    Join your library as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some great craft projects inspired by his works. This Take & Make activity is designed for older youth and will be available for pickup at your Main Library starting March 1 through March 12. With this craft, inspired by the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” youth will use the pieces in their packet to design their own sealable passport cases. After reading the books, we’ll ask that you answer some prompts within so you can plan where you’ll be going in your future. It’s a great project to go along with a great story about the places you’ll go as you grow older. Don’t miss out on getting your hands on one of these packets while supplies last.

    More Details
  20. ABCD's of Medicare

    March 12, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need.

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  21. Free Tax Help

    March 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  22. Family Flix: "The Kid Who Would Be King"

    March 13, 2021, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join your South Branch Library for a great lineup of movies for youth and families on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. This session will feature an action fantasy flick from 2019 titled "The Kid Who Would Be King" about a boy who stumbles across a mythical sword. Now he and his friends must band together to take on a wicked enchantress. This film is rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language. Feel free to bring in your own snacks and enjoy the show.

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  23. Saturday Matinee: "The Life of Pi"

    March 13, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Be a part of the South Branch Library’s movie day hosted on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The afternoon movie is usually geared for teens and adults and this session will feature an action fantasy flick from 2012 titled "The Life of Pi," which was adapted by a bestselling book by Yann Martel. In this film, it centers on a young man who survives a disaster at sea, only to be trapped on a lifeboat with an unexpected survivor...a Bengal tiger. This film is rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril. Feel free to bring in your own snacks and enjoy the show.

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  24. Pokemon Meetup

    March 14, 2021, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Branch Library > 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. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  25. Free Tax Help

    March 17, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  26. Take & Make: Kindness Clovers

    March 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Basement, Makerspace

    Take & Make some adorable Kindness Clovers in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Choose which kindness phrase you like best, or create your own, then color and decorate your clover to make it unique. The best part? You can share the joy by giving your decorated Kindness Clovers out to friends and loved ones. Be sure to inspire others by sharing your acts of kindness on social media with #RAKAbilene!

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  27. Free Tax Help

    March 18, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  28. Take & Make Crafts

    March 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  29. Tech Time

    March 18, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you may find yourself needing a little help. Join us for Tech Time where the library’s tech gurus will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting your technology issues. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll do our best to answer all your questions. Each guest will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 minutes if people are waiting. For help that might take longer, you may also see about signing up for a 1-on-1 session at a different time so we may accommodate you better. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  30. Cover-to-Cover Book Club (Virtual)

    March 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Hosted Online Via Zoom

    Be a part of our digital Cover-to-Cover Book Club and enjoy a discussion group session with other avid readers in the community. March’s book club selection will be “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. Check out a physical or digital copy from your library, then come ready to discuss with others at this meeting. Each session will be hosted via Zoom, and space will be limited to 10 people per session. Registration is required and you may do so online at https://bit.ly/371v7Vj.

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  31. Free Tax Help

    March 19, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  32. Super Storytime: Australia

    March 19, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join us on our exploration of the continents, which is the focus of our Super Storytime sessions until we’ve been all over the world. Last month we went to Africa, and this month, we’ll be diving deep and going way down under to Australia. Come out to learn more about this very interesting place through books and other activities...including a craft (all materials supplied).

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  33. Free Tax Help

    March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  34. ABCD's of Medicare

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ 2nd Floor, Conference Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need.

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  35. South STEAM: Coffee Filter Flowers

    March 20, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Area

    Youth are invited out for some STEAM fun at your library. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics and we’ll use these concepts in order to create great crafts and projects. For this session, we’ll supply all the materials you’ll need to show you how to make your own colorful bouquet of flowers using some plain coffee filters. Learn how these flowers are made and be sure to design your own at this program.

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  36. Pokemon Meetup

    March 21, 2021, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Branch Library > 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. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  37. Once Upon a Storytime

    March 21, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Mall of Abilene at the Women's Dillard's Courtyard

    Families won't want to miss our next Once Upon a Storytime session with our friends from Abilene Fairytales. Come enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and photo ops with different princesses and this month will feature the courageous princess with the long and tough hair...Rapunzel. Feel free to come dressed in your royal best and join in on the fun. For more information, contact staff at 325-698-7565.

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  38. Free Tax Help

    March 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  39. Free Tax Help

    March 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  40. Take & Make Crafts

    March 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ South Branch Library

    The library wants to help you get your craft on. Join us every Thursday when you are welcome to come into the library and pick up a craft packet that you can Take & Make at home. Instructions and supplies are included, you just need to make it. We’ll have a different craft each Thursday, and they’ll be available all day while supplies last. For more information, contact Allison Bevel at 325-698-7565.

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  41. Tech Time

    March 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Meeting Room

    As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, and laptops, you may find yourself needing a little help. Join us for Tech Time where the library’s tech gurus will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting your technology issues. We may not have all the answers, but we’ll do our best to answer all your questions. Each guest will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis, limited to 25 minutes if people are waiting. For help that might take longer, you may also see about signing up for a 1-on-1 session at a different time so we may accommodate you better. For more information, contact Tremain Jackson at 325-437-4564.

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  42. Free Tax Help

    March 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  43. Free Tax Help

    March 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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  44. Family Flix: "Wonder"

    March 27, 2021, 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM @ Meeting Room

    Join your South Branch Library for a great lineup of movies for youth and families on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. This session will feature a great dramedy based on a bestselling book by R.J. Palacio titled "Wonder." In this film, a boy with facial differences has always been homeschooled, but when he enters the fifth grade, he chooses to attend mainstream school for the first time. This film is rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language. Feel free to bring your own snacks and enjoy the show.

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  45. ABCD's of Medicare

    March 27, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Teen Room

    If it’s time for you to sign-up for Medicare, and you don’t know where to begin, register and attend a free Medicare Class at your Abilene Public Library. Multiple sessions will be hosted each month and led by specialists Jennifer Walter & Breanna Maichel. Each session will provide seniors with the tools needed to be able to make the right decisions going into Medicare. From understanding the parts of Medicare to prescription drug plans, learning how to enroll to reviewing health plans, you’ll be sure to get all the answers you need.

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  46. Saturday Matinee: "Ghosts of Mississippi"

    March 27, 2021, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Meeting Room

    Be a part of the South Branch Library’s movie day hosted on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The afternoon movie is usually geared for teens and adults and this session will feature a movie, based on true events, and with an all star cast titled "Ghosts of Mississippi." In this film, it chronicles the aftermath of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, and his family’s struggle to bring the killer to justice. This film is rated PG-13 for a strong scene of violence and for racial dialogue. Feel free to bring in your own snacks and enjoy the show.

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  47. Pokemon Meetup

    March 28, 2021, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ South Branch Library > 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. Limited seating will be available to the first 35 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room. For more information, contact Alyssa Crow at 325-698-7565.

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  48. Sunday Fun Day!: Tie-Dye Rainbows

    March 28, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Mall of Abilene, Womens' Dillard's Courtyard

    Your weekend just got better as we invite you to join the South Branch crew for some fun in the Mall of Abilene. Hosted on the fourth Sunday of each month, we’ll perform a different activity each time from crafts to experiments and more. All materials will be provided and at this session, we’ll be showing you how to make Tie-Dye Rainbows using science! 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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  49. Free Tax Help

    March 31, 2021, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2nd Floor, Auditorium

    e-File your taxes for free through the Free Tax Help program at your library. Led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP, the community is encouraged to take advantage of this popular service. Four sessions will be hosted each week at your Main Library, running Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:30PM. Face masks will be required for all who wish to participate and social distancing will be observed. Volunteers will register guests for available slots on a first-come, first-served basis, no registrations allowed. Be sure to bring all your tax materials, W-2’s, driver’s license or Photo ID, Social Security cards of everyone listed on your return, and a blank check (or know your banking information) if receiving a refund. Sessions will be offered through the end of tax season, and for additional information, contact staff at 325-676-6025 or visit our website online at www.abilenetx.gov/758/AARP-Free-Tax-Help.

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Library - Storytimes

  1. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    March 8, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  2. Toddler Time at South Branch

    March 9, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  3. Toddler Time at Main Library

    March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  4. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for newborns up to age 3, Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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  5. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    March 15, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  6. Toddler Time at South Branch

    March 16, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  7. Toddler Time at Main Library

    March 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  8. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    March 18, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for newborns up to age 3, Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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  9. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    March 22, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  10. Toddler Time at South Branch

    March 23, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  11. Toddler Time at Main Library

    March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  12. Mother Goose on the Loose at Main Library

    March 25, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1st Floor, Story Room

    Designed for newborns up to age 3, Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.  Limited seating will be available for the first 15 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room.

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  13. Preschool Storytime at South Branch

    March 29, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 3-6, come out with your parents and join your library for stories, fingerplays, sing songs, watch puppets and engage in other visual presentations.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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  14. Toddler Time at South Branch

    March 30, 2021, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Meeting Room

    Designed for youth ages 2-3, Toddler Times are designed for children (and parents) who are ready to sit and listen to longer stories and to help prepare them for all other youth programming offered at the library.  Limited seating will be available for the first 30 participants to meet the regulation of no more than 50% capacity of the room space.

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Parks & Recreation

  1. Spring Break Camp

    March 8, 2021, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Keep calm and get your luau on because this year's Spring Break is taking you to a tropical paradise! Rose Recreation Center will be hosting fun and games from March 8-12, open to kids ages 6-13. The camp is $65 per child, and the camp is from 7am-6pm. Registration opens February 8, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup so you can hang loose with the Rose Rec gang!

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  2. Spring Break Camp

    March 9, 2021, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Keep calm and get your luau on because this year's Spring Break is taking you to a tropical paradise! Rose Recreation Center will be hosting fun and games from March 8-12, open to kids ages 6-13. The camp is $65 per child, and the camp is from 7am-6pm. Registration opens February 8, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup so you can hang loose with the Rose Rec gang!

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  3. Spring Break Camp

    March 10, 2021, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Keep calm and get your luau on because this year's Spring Break is taking you to a tropical paradise! Rose Recreation Center will be hosting fun and games from March 8-12, open to kids ages 6-13. The camp is $65 per child, and the camp is from 7am-6pm. Registration opens February 8, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup so you can hang loose with the Rose Rec gang!

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  4. Spring Break Camp

    March 11, 2021, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Keep calm and get your luau on because this year's Spring Break is taking you to a tropical paradise! Rose Recreation Center will be hosting fun and games from March 8-12, open to kids ages 6-13. The camp is $65 per child, and the camp is from 7am-6pm. Registration opens February 8, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup so you can hang loose with the Rose Rec gang!

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  5. Spring Break Camp

    March 12, 2021, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Rose Recreation Gym

    Keep calm and get your luau on because this year's Spring Break is taking you to a tropical paradise! Rose Recreation Center will be hosting fun and games from March 8-12, open to kids ages 6-13. The camp is $65 per child, and the camp is from 7am-6pm. Registration opens February 8, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup so you can hang loose with the Rose Rec gang!

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  6. Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race 2021

    March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Sea Bee Park

    Join us for the 28th annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race where riders can choose from three course routes: 11, 28, 48 miles. The race will be taking place on March 20 out at Seabee Park (6525 W Lake Road). The first 100 riders that register will receive a complimentary long sleeve event t-shirt. Packet pickup will be available on March 19th between 8:00am to 5:00pm at Community Services (633 Walnut Street) or the race day beginning at 8:00am. Registrations opens February 1, and you can register online at www.abilenetx.gov/signup or www.bikereg.com.

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  7. Spring Mayor's Hike

    March 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Cedar Creek Waterway

    Take an adventurous hike with Mayor Anthony Williams for our 2021 Spring Mayor’s Hike! This 3 mile hike along Cedar Creek will take place Saturday, March 27, beginning at 9:00 A.M. This is a FREE, family friendly event that is open to the public, and leashed dogs are welcome to join as well! Due to the terrain of the trail, strollers and bikes are not allowed. The hike will begin in the grassy area on 100 block of E.S. 11th Street, adjacent to the intersection of Maple and South 11th. Participants will travel north along the bank of Cedar Creek to Stevenson Park then return by the same trail. Parking will be available on South 11th street and signage will direct hikers to the designated parking area. For more information please email parksandrec@abilenetx.gov.

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  8. Easter Egg Hunt

    March 27, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Lee Athletic Complex

    Get your Easter baskets ready, because March 27th we're having an Easter Egg Hunt at Lee Athletic Complex! This is a free family event, and we'll be having two different times to gather Easter eggs. At 5:00pm, 9-12 year olds and 6-8 year olds will be able to go onto the field to hunt the Easter eggs. At 6:00pm, 5 and under can go hunt Easter eggs with one adult per child on the field. Masks will be required for those 6 years and older out on the field. If you have any questions, contact us at 325-676-6217, or send us an email at parksandrec@abilenetx.gov!

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