Weekend Roudup in Abilene and The Big Country
The West Texas Fair & Rodeo will kick off with a sneak-a-peek night from 5-11 p.m. Thursday at the Taylor County Expo Center. Gate admission is free for the sneak-a-peek, and armbands allowing admission to rides sold for $25.
The fair gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Sept. 6-14, with free admission until 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. The carnival midway will be open from 5-11 p.m. on weekdays and from 1-11 p.m. on the weekend.
Adult admission is $8 on weekdays and $11 on the weekend. Student admission is $4 every day. For information, go to taylorcountyexpocenter.com.
Apple of His Eye
A production of "Apple of His Eye" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 7, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15, at Abilene Community Theatre, 809 Barrow St.
Tickets are $15. For information, go to abilenecommunitytheatre.org.
Audslinger Fun Run
The ninth annual Big Country Mudslinger Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at Sea Bee Park on FM 600. The three-mile course includes 16 challenges and four mud pits.
For information, or to register, go to bcmudslinger.com.
Swimming for dogs
Doggie Splash Day will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at Adventure Cove Aquatic Center, 2742 S. Ninth St. Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have current vaccinations.
Admission is $3 per dog. For information, go to abilenetx.com/parksandrec.
TYE — A "Refresh and Renew" square dance will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagon Wheel. Tracey Dowell will be the caller.
A multi-part lecture series on the history of the United Kingdom under Queen Victoria will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. Retired history professor Fred Bailey will be the presenter.
The Cattle Baron's Ball Style Show benefiting the American Cancer Society will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the 201 Mesquite Event Center. Tickets are $50, and include food, drinks and a commemorative wine glass.
As a part of Discovery Adventure Theater, a showing of "The Receding Floodwaters" will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Discovery Center, 810 Butternut St. Admission is free. For reservations or information, call 325-673-5050.
By Nathaniel Ellsworth
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