These #EventsToBeScene are on my calendar for the month of March. Busy though I may be, I’m beyond excited to try some of these super fun local events! Spring, here we come!
March 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dance Classes at The Mill: Heels, taught by Kirby Wilkerson
Heels is a class made for ladies (and fellas too) who want to embrace their inner diva! It’s a mild version of hip hop in heels; however, tennis shoes are more than welcome. Grab your girlfriends for a night of Sangrias & dancing!
239 Locus St. ￨ 325.788.0360 ￨ http://themillwinery.com/events-tickets/
Can I get an AMEN? Disclaimer: No videos of me will be posted in this write up. I’m trying to retain some level of dignity here.
March 6, 7:15 p.m.
The Beach Boys will perform live in Abilene for the first time ever.
I grew up on the Beach Boys. Needless to say I’m pumped about this, and I wish I could wear my Beach Blanket Bingo costume.
March 8, 6-8:30 p.m.
The Storybook Capital of Texas is getting Illuminated! Join us at the free “Illumination Celebration” as we debut the lighting designs of Disney’s Premier lighting designer, John Haupt, at all of our Storybook Sculptures. Performances from Abilene ISD school groups at various locations. Food trucks, glow sticks, costumed characters and a special nighttime edition of the Goose Chase scavenger hunt app for mobile phones. “Voices in America” with James Earl Jones, which produces five-minute segments for PBS TV stations, will be at the event filming.
Abilene Cultural Affairs Council
1101 N. 1st St. ￨ 325.677.1161 ￨ www.abilenecac.org
After trying our hand at the Whole30 challenge, Michael and I are especially looking forward to getting dinner from a food truck at the Illumination Celebration!
6:30 p.m. Friday: Robert Holladay film lecture.
7:30 p.m. Friday
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Paramount Film Series presents “How the West Was Won.” This epic western tells the story of the Prescott family, whose journey to the west in the 1830s set in motion a series of triumphs and tragedies that include the American Civil War. Starring: James Stewart, Carroll Baker, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck; 1962, color, 164 minutes, Rated G.
Historic Paramount Theatre
352 Cypress Street ￨ 325.676.9620 ￨ www.paramount-abilene.org
I will ALWAYS want to make time for the Paramount. Also, I love this movie and I love James Stewart.
March 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Annual Workshop and Luncheon at First Baptist Church, 1333 N. 3rd St. Guest speaker: Linda Apple. Creative nonfiction workshop.
Abilene Writers Guild
I guess you could say I’m an aspiring writer. I’m writing it down!
March 27, 11am-3:00
Grace Ministries is having a Spring festival and you’re invited! The festival will kick off with church services at 11am followed by face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, inflatables (obstacle course included) and a 50in TV giveaway at 12:30. Then at 1:30pm over 5000 eggs filled with prizes and candy will be dropped by a helicopter for ages 4 and up to hunt! A smaller egg hunt will also be provided for children for 4 and under.
More info on the Facebook page.
For those of you with kids, how could you resist an egg drop that requires a helicopter!?
In addition to these events that are in my calendar, the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council has a much more extensive community event list on their website.
Heads up! This March I will be taking a quick trip to London to visit my world-traveling sister, and I’m excited beyond all reason. Just thought you should know. Also, I hope to come back with stories and pictures to share. Because obviously I take Abilene Scene with me wherever I go! It’s like a little piece of home.
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