Who isn’t often thrilled to the core by a seeing our starry, Texas skies in Abilene? This Thursday at 6 pm, join the Grace Museum for their “Museum Matters: Engaging Science” event. Enjoy an exciting evening of star gazing on the historic building’s rooftop with the Big Country Astronomy Club. Hear about the history of the McDonald Observatory from the observatory superintendent, Thomas Barns. Admission is free. Call 325-673-4587 or visit www.thegracemuesum.org to learn more.

The Seuss-inspired Children’s Art and Literacy Festival is right around the corner and Abilene will truly be transferred for into the imaginative world of the beloved author! The Center for Contemporary Arts will honor him with their Mid-Month Movie Matinee choice, “The Political Dr. Seuss.”  Bring your brown bag lunch today from noon to 1 pm to learn while you dine. Learn more about his inspired messages in books such as “Horton Hears a Who,” “The Lorax,” and more. Admission is free. Call Bird Thomas at 325-677-8389 with questions.

How much is that doggie in the window? Find out at the Abilene Kennel Club Annual Dog Show!  This dog show and obedience trial showcases all breeds of dog and you will have the opportunity to see each lovely pup up close! Times are Friday thru Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm at the Taylor county Expo Center. Cost is free. Visit www.angelfire.com/tx4/abilenekc1 for more information.

Western Heritage Classic was a huge success last weekend! We hope you got the chance to be a part of that special event. If not? There are still more West Texas, cowboy experiences to be had. Need some authentic Texas Music? Head over to little Texas to enjoy Three Shades Blue live at 9 pm. Cost is $5 per person. The Taylor County Expo will play host to the Taylor Country 4-H Horse and Open Show starting at 7:30 am on Saturday. Divisions include Trail, Western, Horsemanship, Barrels, Hunter Under Saddle and more. Call the 4-H office to learn more about the competitions and classes: 325-672-6048. Looking to add to your cowboy collection? The Texas Gun and Knife show will be held at the Abilene Civic Center rom 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $5 per person. Call 830-285-0575 if you have questions.

Are you an active or retired military member? Please take the short drive to Buffalo cam for their monthly Military Appreciation Day for free admission into the Historic Buffalo Gap Village.  This is their way of saying thank you for your service! Call 325-572-3365 for more information.