ALBANY — The Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical stages the first of four performances at 8:30 pm Friday.
Shows are at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084, with additional performances at the same time Saturday and June 24-25.
The 84th annual event will feature more than 250 local performers presenting songs and stories from the region’s frontier days.
Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or call 325-762-3838.
In conjunction with the Fandangle, a pet parade will begin at 10 am June 25 at the bank park in Albany. Pets are invited to be dressed in wild west costume, with awards presented.
Pet parade registration will open at 9:30 am For information, call 325-762-3838.
The annual Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale will be open for regular sales from 10 am to 7 pm Friday and 10 am to 5 pm at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.
The event will continue from 1-4 pm Sunday with the “Bag-O-Books” sale, with each bag of books sold for $6.
Let Us Breathe’s will present a three-day Juneteenth Freedom Festival starting at 6 pm Friday at Stevenson Park, 441 EN Seventh St., featuring kickball, a fish fry and music.
Festivities will continue with a welcome ceremony at 9:30 am Saturday at the Abilene Convention Center, with a parade from there to Stevenson Park following at 10 am, where activities will continue through 9:30 pm
The festival will continue at 8 am Sunday at the park, with praise service at 11 am followed by a free lunch at noon, and speakers and music through 8 pm
The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Juneteenth celebration over two days at the Abilene Convention Center, starting with a family dance from 7:30-11:30 pm Friday.
The chamber’s celebration will continue Saturday at the Convention Center, with events from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm including a health fair and business expo. A lunch will be served from 11 am to 2 pm, and “Showtime at the Apollo 325” will be presented at 8:30 pm
Global Samaritan Resources will conduct its Recycled Regatta, with teams competing to make boats out of recycled materials, from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday at Johnson Park at Lake Fort Phantom Hill.
Boat judging will begin at 10:30 am, with race heats starting at 11:30 am Admission is free to spectators.
Parade of Homes
The Big Country Home Builders Association’s annual Parade of Homes will be open from 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday at 19 homes in Abilene.
Admission is free. For a list of participating homes, go to bigcountryhomebuilders.com.
‘The Mysterious Circus’
“The Mysterious Circus” — featuring acrobatics, stunts, contortionists and more — will be presented at 6 and 9 pm Thursday through June 25, and 3 and 6 pm June 26, in a tent at the Mall of Abilene.
For tickets or information, go to themysteriouscircus.com.
A production of the musical “Hello, Dolly!” Will be presented at 7:30 pm June 24-25 and July 1-2, and at 2 pm June 26, at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St.
Tickets start at $12. For tickets or information, go to paramountabilene.com.
WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event will begin at 7:30 pm June 25 in the Taylor County Expo Center’s Coliseum. Featured wrestlers include Drew McIntyre, Sami Zayn, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
Tickets start at $20. For tickets or information, go to taylorcountyexpo.csstix.com.
And more …
MAY — A garage sale will be open from 8 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday at May Community Center, along with several other sales in the community. Proceeds will go toward the center’s upkeep, and maps will be available.
Big Country Master Gardeners will present a program on gardening and lawn care at 10 am Friday at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
In recognition of Ride to Work Day, motorcyclists and scooter operators will gather at the Taylor County Expo Center at 11 am Friday to raise awareness for road safety. The group will depart at 11:30 am to go to a lunch at Kent’s Harley-Davidson.
As a part of the Abilene Public Library’s “Sea Tales” program, a showing of the documentary “Arctic Tale” will begin at 4 pm Friday at the south branch Library in the Mall of Abilene.
A free showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” will begin at 2 pm Saturday at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
The Houston Boychoir will present a free concert at 6:30 pm Saturday at Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin-Simmons University.
A celebration of World Giraffe Day, featuring live music and giraffe painting, will be open 9 am to 5 pm Saturday at the Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Lane. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children.
As part of the Young Audiences of Abilene’s Summer Library Series, the McMurry University theater department will present productions of “Charlotte’s Web” at 10:45 am and 3 pm Tuesday at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St. Admission is free.
As part of the Summer Kids World series, Team Chip Martial Arts will give a presentation at 2 pm Tuesday at the Mall of Abilene. Admission is free.
TYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance workshop at 6 pm Tuesday at the Wagon Wheel in Tye. Tracey Dowell will be the caller.
A line dancing class for beginners will begin at 2 pm Thursday at the Mockingbird Lane branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.
As part of its “Stories in the Garden” series, the south branch of the Abilene Public Library will present stories and activities from 10-11 am June 24 in the Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden at the Abilene Convention Center. Admission is free.
Big Country Master Naturalists will present a free program, “Flying Flowers and Dragons in the Shallows,” at 3:30 pm June 24 at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
POTOSI — The two-night Summer Jam outdoor concert series will be presented at 7 pm June 24-25 at Potosi Live, 897 FM 1750, with headliners Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue and Casey Donahew. Doors will open at 5 pm nightly. Tickets are available via stubwire.com.
BROWNWOOD — A children’s program, “Music Makers Through History,” will be presented at 9 am June 25 at the Brown County Museum of History, 209 N. Broadway. Tickets are $4 for students, $5 for adults and free for children age 4 and younger, and are available at browncountymuseum.org.
The south branch of the Abilene Public Library will present an outdoor art activity at 10 am June 25 at Redbud Park, 3125 S. 32nd St. Supplies will be provided.
BROWNWOOD — In conjunction with the “Art of Fiber” exhibit on display, “Adventures in Ice Dyeing” will be presented at 11 am June 25 at the Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave. For information, call 325-641-2916 or go to brownwoodart.net.
^ Abilene Pride Alliance will present Drag Queen Bingo at 7:30 pm June 25 at Abilene Community Theater’s Black Box Theatre, 809 Barrow St. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Voci d’Amici will present a choir concert at 7:30 pm June 25 at First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St. Admission is free.
A showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will begin at 11 pm June 25 at Play Faire Park, 2300 N. Second St. Admission is $10, and includes miniature golf; coolers are $5.