Abilene Events

July 2014

July 26 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
July 26 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor

August 2014

August 2 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
August 2 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
August 9 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
August 9 End Date
Night Sounds
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“After attending the Night Sounds program, I found my daughter sitting on the back porch the next night, not watching TV or playing video games, but listening to nature!” – Park Visitor
August 16 End Date
Summer Nature Series
Abilene State Park
Expert volunteer Master Naturalists will lead a two hour program on native plants of the park and connecting to them.
August 16 End Date
Birding Adventure with a Ranger
San Angelo State Park
Join a Park Ranger to see resident and migrating birds visiting the park.
August 16 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
August 23 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
August 23 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars.
August 23 End Date
Spider Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A fun nighttime activity involving spiders . . . yes, really, it’s fun!
August 30 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
August 30 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”

September 2014

September 6 End Date
Horse Sense
Copper Breaks State Park
Horse whisperer and trainer Larry Hannon will offer Horse Sense. Horse Sense is a method of identifying and typing how a horse behaves. Any mammal can be trained and managed by this method. Hannon will lead a discussion of the method and then give a unique version of Meet the Longhorns as he applies the method to the members of the herd.
September 6 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
September 12 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
September 13 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
September 19 End Date
Lake Mineral Wells State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | DFW Area | 2 Night Workshop | (Open)
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
September 20 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
September 20 End Date
Bats
Copper Breaks State Park
Bat Conservation International member Monte Lumpkin will introduce the bats commonly found at Copper Breaks State Park. After the program participants will go to Comanche campground to view the bats as they start their night flight.
September 27 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
September 27 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the award winning StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars

October 2014

October 4 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 11 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 11 End Date
Masonic Family Picnic
Copper Breaks State Park
Annual community picnic held at park, starting 530 pm.
October 18 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 25 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
October 25 End Date
Trunk or Treat and Ghost Walk
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Come trick or treat in costume through our campsites starting at 5:30PM. At dusk, go for a ghost walk through the historic buildings of Fort Richardson.

November 2014

November 1 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 8 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 15 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 22 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 29 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.

December 2014

December 13 End Date
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Enjoy old-time refreshments and observe “ghosts” of cavalry soldiers and their families as they celebrate Christmas at an 1870’s U.S. military post. The public may also stroll through the historic buildings by candlelight.
December 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.

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