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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:45 am

ODESSA

EVENTS

Young Professionals of Odessa has scheduled the March Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Odessa Regional Medical Center auditorium, 520 E. Sixth St.

Dewey Bryant, CEO of Southwest Bank, will present “Creating the Next Generation of Leaders.”

RSVP is required. Admission is free for YPO members and $10 for the general public.

For more information or tickets, visit tinyurl.com/y4stmwff.

The Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed redesign of I-20 in Midland and Ector counties.

  • Monday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Midland Horseshoe Education Building in Midland.
  • Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Zant Community Room at the Saulsbury Campus Center at Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd.

The section of road is 34 miles, beginning at Farm-to-Market Road 1936 in Ector County and extending east on Business Interstate 20 in Midland County.

The format will be open house with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. Both meetings will have the same content. The proposed improvements to the 34-mile section is adding main lanes, constructing new interchanges, reconfiguring ramps and converting frontage roads from two-way to one-way roads.

For more information, call Gene Powell at 498-4746 or email gene.powell@txdot.gov.

Permian Basin Education Heroes has scheduled Celebrating Champions of Education from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

There will be food, pampering, entertainment, prizes and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Food and a goody bag will be provided to all registered attendees.

To register, visit any of the following websites and look for the “Celebrating Champions of Education” button: educatemidland.org, ectorcountyisd.org, midlandisd.net, greenwood.esc18.net, esc18.net, utpb.edu, odessa.edu, midland.edu.

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans has scheduled Legal Clinics for veterans from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 28, Aug 27 and Nov. 12.

The clinics offer free legal advice to U.S. veterans and their spouses on civil matters including child support/custody, divorce, veterans’ benefits, landlord/tenant, wills/estate planning, federal tax issues, driver’s license restoration and expunctions.

Applicants must schedule an appointment and will be prescreened for financial eligibility.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 686-0647 or visit tinyurl.com/y3kchpx4.

Permian Basin Mission Center has scheduled An Evening with Ron Hall, author of “Same Kind of Different as Me,” from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the MCM Grandé Hotel & FUNDome, 6201 E. Business 20.

For or more information, email hector@pbmission.org or tickets visit tinyurl.com/y4ruoueg.

The West Texas Food Bank is joining forces with two Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in Odessa and Midland for the ninth annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to West Texas Foodbank at the Jersey Mike’s restaurants, 7270 E. Highway 191, in Odessa, and at 4400 N. Midland Drive, in Midland.

The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, when the two Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales, not just profit, to West Texas Foodbank.

On Day of Giving, local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators throughout the country will donate their resources and every single dollar that comes in to more than 180 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

For more information, visit jerseymikes.com/mog.

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., is accepting submissions for the 61st annual Permian Basin Juried Art Show through Thursday.

The theme is “Out of Place.” Artists will be notified of acceptance by email beginning April 17, and accepted artwork drop off will begin April 25.

Fee per entry piece is $10 for students, $15 for museum members and Odessa Art Association members, and $25 for non-members.

For more information, call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org/juried-exhibition.

Schools and organizations serving K-12 students in Cable ONE communities can enter to win $3,000 to fund their technology project or club as part of the Cable ONE “Dream Bigger” social media campaign through Thursday.

Simply share a photo and written entry outlining how the money will be used to fund the technology project – whether for equipment, competition fees, field trips or otherwise – and how it will benefits students.

Five finalists will be selected by Cable ONE and the winner will be determined by public voting from Friday through April 3.

For more information, visit cableone.net/contest.

The second annual Passport Fair has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ector County Courthouse, 300 N. Grant Ave.

Apply to receive a passport in time for summer vacation.

There will be food trucks, prizes and fun for the family.

Bring all necessary documents to complete and submit the passport application and you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate toward the vacation of your choice booked through The Travel Fanatic.

Visit tinyurl.com/y3ehxj9j or www.co.ector.tx.us/district.clerk.

New Tech Odessa High School, 300 E. 29th St., has scheduled the first annual community fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to spread awareness and showcase the resources and services the Permian Basin has to offer.

Open spots are available for community members that wish to participate in displaying their agency or organization. Volunteers and sponsors are also needed.

For more information, email pbcommunityfair@gmail.com.

Misfits in Christ has scheduled the third annual Blessing of the Bikes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Harley-Davidson, 12100 W. Highway 80.

There will be door prizes, a raffle drawing, live music by Teen Challenge and free hot dogs and hamburgers (while supplies last).

Visit tinyurl.com/y69scg64.

The City of Odessa has scheduled a free Pickleball Clinic from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the gym at Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West.

Come see what one of the fastest growing sports in America is all about. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton into one fast paced sport.

Participants are welcome to bring their own paddles and equipment, but loaner paddles will be available.

The event is open to all levels and ages of players.

For more information, call 368-3548, email bbarker@odessa-tx.gov or visit tinyurl.com/y45ohv8o.

Business owners need to keep an eye on the date as the deadline to file property tax renditions approaches on April 1.

Property tax renditions need to be filed with the business owner's county appraisal district. A rendition is a listing of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, vehicles and other property a business owned or managed as of Jan. 1. This listing is used by the appraisal district to value the business property.

If more than one appraisal district appraises a property, the property owner should file the rendition in each appraisal district office. An extension may be granted by the chief appraiser on written request. Businesses who fail to render property can be penalized 10 percent of the total amount of taxes due.

For more information, call the Property Tax Assistance Division of the Comptroller of Public Accounts at 800-252-9121 or visit tinyurl.com/yyy63co2.

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a luncheon in honor of the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year and Business Hall of Fame inductees on April 4 at the Odessa Country Club.

You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend the luncheon. Tables are limited.

For more information, to register or sponsor the event, call Lynn Van Amburgh at 333-7862, email lynnva@odessachamber.com or visit www.odessachamber.com.

Adinvita: School of Design Thinking, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200, has scheduled Permian Basin Family Literacy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6.

Adinvita is looking for food trucks, local vendors, non-profits/for-profits, sponsors and volunteers to help create a fun filled day of literacy, games, train rides, STEM learning, local shopping, books to buy from Scholastic, food and more.

For more information, call Cindy Leal at 305-9566, email cindy.leal@adinvita.org, or visit www.adinvita.org.

The third annual BBQ Cook-off and Fundraiser benefitting the Humane Society of Odessa has been scheduled April 6 at Woody’s Lounge, 2704 N. Dixie Blvd.

Judging starts at 1 p.m. Take out plates will be available starting at 5 p.m.

There will be drawings, a silent auction and fun for all.

Awards and prizes will be given for best chicken, pork ribs and brisket.

Registration fee is $45 for one meat and $100 for all three.

Take out plates are $10 each.

For more information, call DeAnn Wilson at 425-2416 or visit www.odessahumanesociety.org.

Ector County Senior Centers have scheduled a trip to Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. on April 8.

The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave. Free breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

Bring a sack lunch and eat on the bus or eat in a restaurant. Snacks and water will be provided for the bus ride.

Anyone 21 years of age and older is welcome.

Must sign up in advance. Cost is $25 to $40, depending on how many people sign up to go. Payment is due no later than March 29.

Raffle tickets are currently being sold for $1 for a chance to win a free seat on the bus.

For more information, call 337-5281 or 337-4531.

The Ector County Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave., has scheduled free AARP tax assistance for seniors from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through April 11.

To schedule an appointment, call 337-5281.

Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities has scheduled the second annual Black and White Ball: The Night Circus at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, 5200 E. University Blvd.

There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing and an awards ceremony to honor Ronald Bennett with the Friend of the Arts Award, as well as other volunteers.

Black Tie dress is optional but encouraged.

Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Tables and sponsorships are also available.

Proceeds benefit the Odessa Spire Arts Project (old Cloth World sign).

For more information or tickets, call 337-1492, email asst@odessaarts.org or visit odessaarts.org.

The sixth annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot has been scheduled April 25-26 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton.

The event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment and supplies.

Raffle tickets are available for a 2019 Polaris Ranger 500 UTV, a 24 Gun Safe and a 6.5 Creedmoor “American Flag Chassis” rifle.

Tickets are $20 each or six for $100, and can be purchased at the OPD front desk during regular business hours or by calling 335-3322.

The raffle drawing will take place on April 26.

For more information about the event, call 571-3462 or visit www.bustinforbadges.org.

A DEA National Prescription Take Back Day event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave.

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

ALL prescription, over the counter and pet medication will be accepted. (Liquids must remain in their original bottles and needles/sharps must be safely stored.)

Each proper disposal will receive a ticket for a FREE item from Cliff's Food Wagon.

The take-back program is anonymous and free.

The Education Foundation of Odessa has scheduled an Inspiration Showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 29 at New Tech Odessa, 300 E. 29th St.

Come see the impact made in ECISD through donor dollars during the 2018-2019 school year.

For more information, call 456-7059 or visit tinyurl.com/y2bp24sp.

The General Federation of Women's Clubs’ (GFWC) is now accepting applications for the annual Croly Award.

The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women, or simply, the Croly Award, recognizes journalists who best capture the courage, vision and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly.

Deadline to apply is April 30, and the award will be presented later this year at the GFWC Annual Convention in Austin.

Electronic submissions will be accepted online at tinyurl.com/yc73fu7n.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yd6gfaqb.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

Saturday Morning Club for families with children age 5 years old and younger has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Boys & Girls Club of Odessa, 800 E. 13th St.

Family activities include crafts, games and food. Siblings of all ages are welcome.

Events may be held at other locations some Saturdays. Get weekly updates by texting BGC Odessa to number 313131, and receive a weekly update of time, location and activities.

Call 337-8389 or email judith@basinkids.org.

The Permian Basin Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month, except for November and December, at Distinctive Funeral Choices, 1506 N. Grandview Ave.

Call Barbara Wilson at 332-8221 or visit www.permiangen.org or www.facebook.com/permianbasingenealogicalsociety.

The Permian Basin Community Service Organization meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Mi Piaci Italian Restaurant, 2607 N. Grandview Ave. Call 210-7234.

The Monday Senior Bridge Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 13th Street and Adams Avenue.

Call 337-5281.

The Odessa Chapter No. 447 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org.

Permian Basin Depression Glass Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month at First Christian Church, activities building, 601 N. Lee Ave.

Call 580-5800.

The Odessa Optimist Club meets for lunch at noon Fridays in the community room on the second floor of Odessa College’s Student Union Building.

Visitors are welcome.

Call 362-1964.

Area Rotary Clubs meet at the following times:

  • The Odessa Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Odessa College Joe Zant Community Room. Call 335-6684.
  • The Odessa East Rotary Club meets at noon each Thursday at Ellen Noel Art Museum at 4909 E. University Blvd.

Call 559-0976.

  • The Greater Odessa Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5321 JBS Parkway. Call 559-9489.

Toastmasters International Club of District 23, Area 63 meets at the following time and place.

  • Odessa Toastmasters Club No. 7072 meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at BB&T, 618 N. Texas Ave., in the conference room on the second floor.

Call 638-1299 or visit tinyurl.com/ycnsd72m or tinyurl.com/yd9fuyfo.

Area Lions Clubs meet at the following times and places:

  • The Odessa Westside Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Westwood Baptist Church, 2600 E. Eighth St.
  • The Grandview Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 401 N. West County Road.
  • The Odessa Barrios Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.
  • The Odessa Downtown Lions Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the club building, 1101 N. Whitaker Ave.
  • The Odessa Ante Meridian Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.

The Midland/Odessa Dance Club offers country two-step from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and line dance from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd.

Cost is $1 per person.

Call 978-7722 or email renebran@yahoo.com.

West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in March.

  • Monday: Lonesome Road.

Bring sandwiches, chips, dips, soup or salad for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month.

Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.

Ector County Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in March.

  • Friday: Johnny & Suzy.

Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call 337-5281.

CLASSES

Permian Basin Master Gardeners has scheduled the class Propagation 101 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave.

Learn how to make free plants from plants that you already have in your garden.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yynw5bct.

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Adventures in Art classes for children, ages 6 to 12 years, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days.

  • April 7: Oil Pastel: Kids will explore the vibrant work of Charles Edward Williams and learn how to work with oil pastels, $20 per child.
  • May 5: Sculpture: Kids will tour the ECISD student show and make a sculpture from unusual materials, $20 per child.

The deadline to register is the Thursday before each class.

Scholarships are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial Fund.

For more information, call Annie Stanley at 550-9696, ext. 213, email Annie@NoelArtMuseum.org or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.

Interfaith Service (Sewing) Council, 910 S. Grant Ave., is inviting sewers and quilters to participate in open sewing and get assistance with sewing projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Sewing machines (Berninas), quilting rulers and cutters and scissors will be provided.

Thursday is primarily for quilters.

Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at mjmalone@cableone.net.

Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd.

Call 631-5051 or visit odessagoldendragons.com.

M.A.D. Children has scheduled classes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 810 N. Dixie Blvd.

Register from noon to 6 p.m. daily at M.A.D., 810 N. Dixie Blvd.

Call 272-5834 or 272-5812 or 325-455-4990.

Love To Dance Studio, 2817 JBS Parkway, Suite E-1, has scheduled Ballroom/Latin, Salsa, Bachata, Country Two Step, Belly Dance group and Zumba classes.

Private lessons are also available.

Call 349-1472 or visit www.lovetodancestudio.com.

Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico Dance Studio, 333 S, Texas Ave., has scheduled Folklorico dance classes for all ages.

For the current class schedule, call 438-2590.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

The Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the proposed redesign of Interstate 20 in Midland and Ector counties.

  • Monday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Midland Horseshoe Education Building in Midland.
  • Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Zant Community Room at the Saulsbury Campus Center at Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd.

The section of road is 34 miles, beginning at Farm-to-Market Road 1936 in Ector County and extending east on Business Interstate 20 in Midland County.

The format will be open house with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. Both meetings will have the same content. The proposed improvements to the 34-mile section is adding main lanes, constructing new interchanges, reconfiguring ramps and converting frontage roads from two-way to one-way roads.

For more information, call Gene Powell at 498-4746 or email gene.powell@txdot.gov.

Permian Basin Education Heroes has scheduled Celebrating Champions of Education from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

There will be food, pampering, entertainment, prizes and more.

Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Food and a goody bag will be provided to all registered attendees.

To register, visit any of the following websites and look for the “Celebrating Champions of Education” button: educatemidland.org, ectorcountyisd.org, midlandisd.net, greenwood.esc18.net, esc18.net, utpb.edu, odessa.edu, midland.edu.

The fifth annual West Texas Oil & Gas Convention has been scheduled starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

A golf tournament has been scheduled starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a cocktail mixer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hundreds of innovative oil and gas products and service companies will be exhibiting.

For more information, visit https://app.groupize.com/e/west-texas-2019.

Bowie Fine Arts Academy in Midland has scheduled a student art auction benefiting Midland Need to Read (MN2R)’s Adult Literacy Program.

A preview of the students’ work, and the opening of bidding, will occur from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school’s auditorium, 805 Elk Ave., Midland.

Bidding will conclude the following day, at 3 p.m. March 29.

This event, which will include literacy themed work created by students of the academy, is being hosted in honor of Midland Independent School District board member John Kennedy.

All proceeds of the art auction will go towards supporting the four service areas offered by MN2R: English Language Learning (ELL), Adult Education and Literacy (AEL – reading, writing, math), Digital Literacy (computer and basic software usage), and High School Equivalency Readiness (HSEr).

The 2019 Energy City Half Marathon 1K/5K/10K has been scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fasken Oil & Ranch's Vineyard Complex, 6101 Holiday Hill Road, Midland.

Local vendors and food trucks will be on site.

Custom medals for all half-marathon finishers and custom medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in men's and women's age groups for the 5K and 10K.

Register in advance.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yyfb7mdc.

Senior Life Midland has scheduled the second annual March for Meals Walk & Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland.

There will be family activities and awards recognition.

Lunch will be provided to all participants.

For more information, call Tracy Renton at 689-6693, email trenton@seniorlinkmidland.org or visit tinyurl.com/y2abp3ge.

Girls World Expo, a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls, has been scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Activities include “Girl of Merit” award recognition, hot-topic seminars, live entertainment by talented local artists, healthy living workshops and demonstrations, a college and career fair, Girls World of Art Show, “Bright Ideas” STEM Showcase, a unique street-style marketplace and more.

For more information, visit www.girlsworldexpo.com/expos/midland-odessa.

Permian Basin Area Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

Students and counselors may view eligibility and selection criteria for more than 80 scholarships through the application platform, AcademicWorks, which can be accessed through the foundation’s website.

Deadline to apply is March 31.

For more information, call 617-3213 or visit www.pbaf.org.

Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art, 100 N. Main St., Suite 102, Midland, has scheduled a First Thursday Art & Wine Soirée from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

There will be works from more than 30 artists, complimentary wine and lite bites.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the parking garage off Texas Avenue, behind Wall Street Lofts.

The Midland Humane Coalition will be administering microchips at Yappy Hour from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Beer Garden, 7112 W. Highway 80, Midland.

The cost is $20 per chip.

Profits go towards helping homeless pets find their forever homes.

The chip website to register pets is www.idtag.com.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y8k8w98z.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled free watch and learn demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 9, May 14 and June 11.

Call 699-3209 or 687-6854 or visit www.paletteclubmidland.com.

The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled a meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland, in the fellowship hall.

The topic will be Art Quilts and there will be a lecture and trunk show by Lola Jenkins, Master Quilt Artist from Omaha, Neb.

Call 425-3476 or visit www.midlandquiltersguild.com.

The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays.

Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects.

Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org.

The Midland Desk and Derrick Club, a member of the international Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, meets the second Thursday of each month at Ranchland Country Club, 1600 E. Wadley Ave., Midland.

Social hour starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the program.

Dinner is $20 and is optional. Reservations are required.

Programs are educational in nature and focus on the oil and gas industry. Annual dues are $60.

Call Joyce Nolly at 889-4426 or email Brenda Norman at bnorman10@sbcglobal.net.

Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for open mic night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at The Ground Floor Coffee Shop, 203 W. Wall St., No. 104, Midland.

The society and others will be sharing poetry, spoken word, music and comedy. Admission is free.

Call 349-5042, email kopykat@grandecom.net or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org.

Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at The Ground Floor Coffee Shop, 203 W. Wall St., No. 104, Midland.

Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free.

Call 349-5042, email kopykat@grandecom.net or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org.

The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday except on monthly meeting days. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Club dues are $35 a year and are due in October and welcomes artists of all levels.

Call 699-3209 or 687-6854 or visit www.paletteclubmidland.com.

Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled in the portable building at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland, at the following times:

  • Mondays: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12 Step Study.
  • Saturdays: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Topic Meeting.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.

Toastmasters International Clubs of District 44, Areas 11 and 12 have meetings at the following times and places.

  • Permian Toastmasters meets at noon Thursdays at Wurster, Armstrong & Williamson, 6 Desta Drive, Suite 2800, Midland. Call 683-5474.
  • Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, corner of A and Illinois avenues. Call 522-2716.
  • Tall City meets at noon on every first and third Thursday at Campfire USA, 2408 N. Big Spring St., Midland. Call 620-0282 or 684-6034.
  • Wall Street meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Midland County Public Library, 301 W. Missouri Ave. Call 368-5517 or 620-5638.

Visit www.toastmasters.org.

The Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland.

The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in March.

  • Tuesday: Black Gold.

Admission is $8 for members and $10 for guests.

Call 631-6125 or email maxking@mygrande.net.

CLASSES

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots – Robotics and Engineering Fun Lab for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • April 2 and May 7: Kindergarten through second grade.
  • April 16 and May 21: Third grade through sixth grade.

Equipment used includes Lego Robotics, Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros and NEW Tetrix Prime and Kubo.

The cost per student for each class is $25 for Petroleum Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.

The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled a “Fantasy Collage” Quilt workshop taught by Lola Jenkins, Master Quilt Artist from Omaha, Neb., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland.

Jenkins will discuss how to create a landscape or abstract art quilt and teach participants how to tap into their childhood imagination using the spontaneous side of their brain to make a spectacular fantasy landscape collage. There is no pattern for the class and no sewing machine is required.

Registration is limited to 20 students. A fee will be charged for the workshop.

For more information or to register, call Peggy Byrom at 528-9458, email peggy.byrom@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/y3zvk8zf.

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled STEAM Sprouts, a new STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) educational program for children ages 4-5, on Mondays, through April 22.

There are two time options to choose from, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children may attend only during the time they are registered for.

The program will engage pre-school children in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges. The theme for this spring is Lego Steam Park. Kids will learn about artistic design, performing arts and probability in a carnival-themed experience building boats, ferris wheels, gears and guessing wheels.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for the six-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for non-members.

Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.

Lacy J Pilates & Fitness Studio, 3211 W. Wadley Ave., Suite 13, Midland, has scheduled a variety of group classes including the original Chair30, Barre30, Core30, a variety of yoga and Zumba.

Classes are available for all levels and ages throughout the day.

For the current schedule or information, visit www.lacyjpilates.com.

The University of Texas Permian Basin Small Business Development Center has scheduled QuickBooks classes from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Wednesday of each month at the SBDC office at the CEED Building, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

Art Quest, 700 Andrews Highway, Ste. D, Midland, is offering classes for children and adults on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.

Cost is $75 per month for each child (includes supplies) and $70 per month for adults.

Class schedules and descriptions are available online.

Call 682-2469 or visit www.artquesttx.com.

ALPINE

EVENTS

Sul Ross State University, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine, has scheduled the annual Athletics Hall of Honor & Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday in the Pete P. Gallego Center.

The event begins with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the awards program at 7:45 p.m.

Distinguished Sul Ross State University alumni Eddie Sandoval, John Robert and Betty Hicks Prude, Liliana Esparza and Elizabeth Will-Bates will be honored at the annual banquet. Outstanding SRSU supporters Bake Turner and Rick Kelly will also be recognized for their contributions to Sul Ross with the Slingin’ Sammy Baugh Award.

2019 Athletics Hall of Honor inductees include Sidney Hooper (men's basketball), Charles Bunch (football), Gregg Slape (men's basketball/baseball), the 1986-87 TIAA Champion women's basketball team, and outstanding SRSU supporters Randy and Sherry Jackson.

FORT STOCKTON

EVENTS

The Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program has scheduled a wild horse and burro adoption/sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pecos County Coliseum, Fort Stockton.

New Mexico will be offering up to 50 wild horses and burros to good homes.

Fees start at $25.

For more information, visit blm.gov/whb or tinyurl.com/y3tlghyq.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

Helping Hands Support Group for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center, 1010 W. 14th St., Fort Stockton. Call 432-336-3648 or 432-290-2966.

MONAHANS

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

The Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.

PECOS

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.

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