Events

July 2020
  • Central Kansas Free Fair Parade

    July 30, 2020

    The parade kicks off the annual Central Kansas Free Fair. The 2020 Parade begins at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at 7th Street and Buckeye, proceeds south to 3rd Street and west to Washington Street.

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    Reader's Theatre - DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl

    July 30, 2020

    An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone. A work about how we...

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August 2020
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    August 21, 2020 to September 6, 2020

    Based on the famous comic strips, you are bound to flying a kite with the Red Baron, mooning over the Moonlight Sonata, and finding true "happiness". That's our new philosophy! 

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    Silver Flyer Railbus

    August 22, 2020

    Ride the train between Abilene & Enterprise and the Railbus from Enterprise to Woodbine!

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September 2020
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    2020 Ike Book Talk Series

    September 6, 2020

    Ike's Book Club starts the new year with Eisenhower's At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends. The 2020 Ike Book Talk series begins Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. The book club meets in the Visitors...

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    2020 Ike Book Talk Series

    September 8, 2020

    Ike's Book Club starts the new year with Eisenhower's At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends. The 2020 Ike Book Talk series begins Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. The book club meets in the Visitors...

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    Abilene Oktoberfest 2020

    September 12, 2020 to September 13, 2020

    4th Annual Abilene Oktoberfest! German Oktoberfest. Music, dancers, Tapping of the Keg, Kids Activities, dirndls, lederhosen, German food, and bier! Over 4000 attended last year and growing!

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    Reader's Theatre - CLOSER by Patrick Marber

    September 17, 2020

    Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident...

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    Silver Flyer Railbus

    September 26, 2020

    Ride the train between Abilene & Enterprise and the Railbus from Enterprise to Woodbine!

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October 2020
  • Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    October 9, 2020 to October 25, 2020

    The classic literary character of Sherlock Holmes has teamed up once again with John Watson and over 40 other characters to solve a kooky and educational whodunit. "Elementary, my dear Watson,...

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