Are you looking for something to do in and around Runnels County? Here are three events coming up.
Z.I. Hale annual meeting
WINTERS - The 39th Anniversary of the Z.I. Hale Museum and the annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Rock Hotel at 300 West Dale St. in Winters. The special guest for the meeting is Joe Eckols who will be discussing his cemetery project and other items related to the history of the area. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The museum started in the Dr. Z. I. Hale Clinic building in 1978. As the years passed additions have been added to make up the Z. I. Hale Museum Complex. First came the Rock Hotel Heritage Center then the Drummer House, the Caboose, Pioneer Family Park, the Museum Exhibit Hall, the Queen Theater, The Gus Pruser Agriculture Exhibit and the Blue Gap Post Office and Stage Depot to complete the complex. The purpose of the Museum Foundation is to preserve the heritage of this area and provide a means of historical education and cultural development for the Winters area. For more information call 325-754-5389 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Art and Literacy Festival
ABILENE - The 6th Annual Children's Art and Literacy Festival is slated for June 8-10 at the T & P Depot 1101 N. 1st St. in Abilene. The event celebrating Garth Williams, illustrator of the children's classics "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little," "Little House on the Prairie" and Little Golden Books. The festival includes the Storybook Parade, dramatic book readings, costumed characters, art activities, animals, magic shows, balloons and Paramount movies. Williams’ artwork will be on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature in downtown Abilene. The event is hosted by the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults. Check the website https://www.abilenecac.org/ for event times.
Art Camp June 26-30
BALLINGER - The Mid-West Texas Art Guild invites girls and boys in grades 4-7 to Art Camp, slated for 9 a.m. to noon, June 26-30 at the Do-Art Studio, 108 S. 9th St., in Ballinger. Activities include drawing, painting, color study and also learning about a famous artist. All art supplies are included. Safe mediums are watercolor and acrylic that clean up with water. No hazardous chemicals used. Bring an old shirt to wear when painting. Daily snacks are provided. Children supply their own choice of drink. Young artists can share their work with family and friends on Show Off Day Friday, June 30. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited so sign up early. For more information call Queba James (325) 365-3770 or Jean Smith Hensley (325) 365-8262.