Tomorrow evening Disability Resources Inc. will host their 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Abilene Civic Center. Sharon Randall, the acclaimed syndicated columnist in over 400 newspapers will speak. As a big sister to her disabled brother, Randall’s presentation will be a genuine first hand accountant on the importance of enriching the life of the disabled community. DRI is celebrating 25 years of providing residential care, vocational training and recreational activities to developmentally disabled adults. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and is $75 a person. Visit for more information.

The Abilene Community Theatre brings “The Spitfire Grill” production to Abilene for an exciting opening weekend. This play follows a feisty parolee who is in desperate pursuit to follow her dreams. Taking a cue from on a page from an old travel book to a small town in Wisconsin she finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill, which is currently for sale. There are no interested offers in the only dining establishment in town, passionate newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Percy charges $100 and requires an essay be written on why you want the grill. Soon, the restaurant is like the post office at Christmas. Mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely heating up at the Spitfire Grill. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7: 30 pm. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and active military and $8 for children 12 and younger. Call the Box Office at 325-673-6271 with questions.

Chorus Abilene presents, “A Joseph Martin Event” this Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Abilene Civic Center. This special presentation is brought to you by Chorus Abilene Youth Choirs and will feature the world premiere of “Celebrate Music” commissioned by Chorus Abilene and composed by Joseph Martin, who will also be a guest performer. Alumni Kristen Abaquin Smith will perform as a guest as well. Enjoy the youth of our sweet city belt it out. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military. Visit or call 325-673-7464 to learn more.

I know how proud I am to have Dyess in our town. The brave men, woman and families add so much to and do so much for our community. Learn more about the ins and outs of this distinguished air force base during the “Big Country Airfest” this Saturday from 9-3. The airfest will showcase military and civilian aircraft, offer delicious food and lots of family fun. Admission is free. Visit or call 325-696-6652 for more information.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Western Heritage Classic coming up May 10-13! Whether you’ve been before or not, plan to go this year and have a great time. Watch as our city showcases its strong western traditions with events and activities for the whole family: Ranch Rodeo, Stick Horse Rodeo, Parade in Downtown Abilene, a street dance and much more. Visit to take your pick of events.

Happy memory makin’, y’all!