Abilene Parks and Recreation will present the 28th annual Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sea Bee Park, 6525 W. Lake Road, with routes of 11, 28 and 48 miles available.
Race-day registration will open at 8 a.m. To register, or for information, go to abilenetx.gov/parksandrec or bikereg.com.
Young musicians compete
The final round of the Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin-Simmons University.
Seating is limited, but livestreaming will be available at abilenephilharmonic.org.
Mayor Anthony Williams will present the Spring Mayor’s Hike at 9 a.m. March 27 along Cedar Creek, starting at the 100 block of E.S. 11th Street.
The route is three miles, and leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free.
A production of the comedy “Almost, Maine” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 26 and 27, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and March 28, at Abilene Community Theatre, 809 Barrow St.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, students and military. For tickets or information, go to abilenecommunitytheatre.org.
And more …
► The Abilene Christian University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a March concert at 7 p.m. Friday online via Facebook Live. For information, go to facebook.com/ACUBANDS.
► A storybook brunch featuring the work of Loren Long will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ben Richey Boys Ranch, 501 Ben Richey Drive. Tickets are $5, and are available at jrleagueabilene.com.
► The third annual Women’s Expo will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Abilene Woman’s Club, 3425 S. 14th St. Shopping, food and more will be available. Admission is free.
► The Cultural Business Network will conduct a “Buy Black Marketplace” from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the West Texas Event Center, 5477 S. Seventh St.
► A STEAM crafting activity will be available from 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. Participants will make flowers from coffee filters. Materials will be provided.
► BUFFALO GAP — A dinner and concert featuring Aaron Watson will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Refuge Ranch, at 3933 FM 89. Music will begin at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $45, with dinner options available for an additional charge. For tickets, go to myrefugeranch.org.
► A free showing of “Wonder” will begin at 11:15 a.m. March 27 at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. “Ghosts of Mississippi” will follow at 2:30 p.m.
► As part of the Children’s Performing Arts Series, “Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience” will be presented at 1 and 5 p.m. March 27 at the Taylor County Expo Center Tickets are $10, and are available at cpasabilene.org or by calling 325-677-1161.
► MERKEL — Merkel HOA will present a crawfish festival at 1 p.m. March 27 at Mellinger Park. Games, vendors, contests and live music will be available. Tickets are $20, and are available via eventbrite.com.
► The Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with its Masterworks II concert, “Beethoven Triple,” at 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 27 at First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St. For tickets or information, go to abilenephilharmonic.org.
► An Easter egg hunt for children ages 6-12 will begin at 5 p.m. March 27 at Lee Athletic Complex, 1201 N. Danville Drive. An egg hunt for children ages 5 and younger will follow at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Masks will be required for children age 6 and older. For information, go to abilenetx.gov/parksandrec.
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