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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:45 am

ODESSA

EVENTS

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week has been scheduled through Monday.

Shoeboxes filled with small toys for a boy or girl between the ages of 2 and 14 years, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement will be accepted.

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at Sherwood Baptist Church, 505 E. 42nd St., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Directions on how to fill a shoe box, along with additional information can be obtained at tinyurl.com/bplyn68.

The Parks Legado Christmas Tree Market has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 16 at Parks Legado Town Center, 7260 East Highway 191.

There will be more than 60 local vendors to shop from, appearances by Santa for the kids, a free Christmas photo station, hot cocoa, live music and more.

Every weekend the Permian High School Band Booster Club will be selling fresh-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and more.

Visit tinyurl.com/ydcbrktb.

The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled the following events in November.

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m., Thanksgiving story time and craft.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m., Beginning Genealogy.
  • Nov. 27: 10 a.m., Story time and craft (letter ‘J’ for Jaguar); 6 p.m., Book Club.
  • Nov. 29: 10:30 a.m., Baby story time.

For more information, call 332-0633, ext. 4012 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.

Cinergy Entertainment has scheduled a canned food drive through Nov. 26 at Cinergy Odessa, 8250 E. Highway 191.

Each Cinergy guest that brings two canned food items receives a choice of a free mini popcorn or $5 game card.

Donations will be given to a local food pantry.

For more information, call 400-2444 or visit cinergy.com/locations.

The 2018 Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off Starbright Village has been scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road.

Entertainment starts at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m.

There will be carolers, dancers and hot chocolate.

Call 368-3548 or visit tinyurl.com/zbr4jft.

Starbright Village, the largest display of lights in the Permian Basin, will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 29 through Jan. 1, 2018, at McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road.

Over 300,000 lights and holiday themed displays bring the season to life.

Visit with Santa in Santa Land at the white tent from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, through Dec. 16.

Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Call 368-3548 or visit tinyurl.com/zbr4jft.

Reindeer Magic Charities has scheduled West Texas North Pole Village from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 23 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Activities and attractions include Santa's House, Santa's Workshop, a sleigh barn, live reindeer, Rudolph Theater, North Pole Post Office, Tiddlewink's Toy Store, a sledding hill, a snow play area, carnival games, hay rides through lighted Christmas displays, live music, special appearances from Santa and more.

Admission is $20. Children age 12 and under get in free. Additional fees may be charged for various activities.

Proceeds will go towards feeding more than 200 families a Christmas dinner and provide financial support to local entities that deliver gifts, school supplies, clothing, etc. to over 600 foster children.

Volunteers and sponsors are needed and welcome.

Call Jamie Tisdale at 363-4235, email support@wtxnorthpolevillage.com or visit wtxnorthpolevillage.com.

The Students in Philanthropy chapter at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has scheduled the inaugural Santa Fun Run at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 at the UTPB Outer Loop, 4901 E. University Blvd.

Runners and walkers are welcome. Dress up as your favorite holiday character, be it an elf, a reindeer, a nutcracker, or even Santa Clause himself.

Tickets are $20 each. Children ages 12 and under get in free. Proceeds will benefit local non-profit organizations.

Free Santa hats are guaranteed to all runners who pre-register online.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ya4pgmyd.

Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 at Adinvita: School of Design Thinking, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200.

Activities for kids include cookie decorating, ornament decorating and face painting. Cost is $1 each.

Guests can also Christmas shop in the student store, Adinvita Merry Workshop.

Tickets are $5 and include breakfast, a letter and digital access to photo with Santa.

All proceeds will go to the Adinvita Charita Program, which will benefit Adinvita School, a non-profit organization.

For advance tickets, call 305-9566.

Holly Jolly Market has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Shop for the perfect Christmas gifts.

Visit tinyurl.com/y9ktql6c.

The Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang has scheduled the first annual First Responders Cornhole Tournament at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Chuck Wagon Barn west of Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

All first responders, family and friends (police, fire or medical) are welcome to compete or come out and cheer.

This is a family-friendly BYOB event. Partial proceeds will go to the top three winners and the rest will go towards the Chuck Wagon Community Fund for use in various charities.

OCWG will be selling plates for $5 cash (BBQ sandwich, fries, lemonade or tea included).

If you are interested in playing in the tournament or plan to attend, message the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang on Facebook Messenger to help them get a headcount so they can prepare enough food.

Entry fee for the cornhole tournament is $100 per team of two.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y7g53mas.

The Odessa Board of Realtors has scheduled the 2018 Christmas Tour of Homes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2.

Tour of the house choices: The Hinton's, 3009 San Saba Drive; The Baughman's, 6007 Ponderosa Drive; The Hutson's, 7 Candlelight Lane; and The Glover's, 15 Candlelight Lane.

The event benefits student scholarship funds for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Odessa College.

Tickets are $10. Visit tinyurl.com/y757l6ev.

For more information, call 362-8943.

The Pilot Club of Odessa has scheduled the Community Christmas Tree lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Optimist Park, 3601 N. Grandview Ave.

The event benefits the Permian Basin Rehab Center.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/Pilot-Club-of-Odessa-121540144569171/ for more information.

A Very Merry Christmas shopping event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Ector County Coliseum, Barn E, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Visit tinyurl.com/y7z673zx.

The Comptroller’s Office is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Texas Match the Promise scholarships and tuition grants through Dec. 31.

The foundation, in cooperation with the Comptroller’s office, encourages Texas families to save for college by offering competitive matching scholarships and tuition grants to Texas students who are beneficiaries of a Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF) account, the state’s prepaid college tuition plan. TTPF allows families to purchase prepaid tuition units at today’s prices for tomorrow’s tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

Match the Promise scholarships are awarded in the form of TTPF tuition units. Approved recipients can receive matching scholarships of tuition units worth up to $1,000 at today’s prices, while top-scoring recipients also can receive one-time grants of tuition units worth $2,000 at today’s prices.

Fifth- through ninth-graders who have a TTPF account and whose families have annual incomes of $100,000 or less can apply for the matching scholarships and tuition grants. To be considered for an award, students must write a career essay and meet other requirements.

For complete details, call 800-531-5441, ext. 3-7570, or visit MatchThePromise.org.

Families also can enroll in TTPF during the scholarship application period.

For more information, visit TuitionPromise.org.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

H2i Coalition has scheduled lunch meetings for the Here to Impact Ector County program from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, through Dec. 6, at the Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 120 E. Second St.

H2i engages and serves the community through education and prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in order to build a stronger united community.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP with Sara Tomlinson at stomlinson@pbrcada.org.

For more information, call 333-4100.

The National Ladies Homestead Gathering has scheduled an interest meeting for Ector County from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave., Odessa.

The National LHG provides a welcoming environment, where women can share knowledge, celebrate victories and address challenges while cultivating community with like-minded women.

Join the group as they explore the exciting possibility of bringing a LHG Chapter to Ector County.

All women are welcome who have a dream or desire to be more self-reliant.

Visit tinyurl.com/ybsu8b3w.

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.

Geek Club Inc., 2817 JBS Parkway, Suite A201, a community of geeks of all ages in Odessa providing a shared space for members to meet friends who have common interests and hobbies, is seeking new members. The club offers a market for games and collectibles, and organizes social functions and gaming tournaments. Members can receive discounted products from distributors and can buy, sell and trade games, collectibles and other geek merchandise with other members.

For more information, call 770-3178 or visit www.facebook.com/GeekClubInc.

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.

CLASSES

Cheers to Paint Studio, 3952 E. 42nd St., Suite G, has scheduled Christmas canvas painting events on the following dates.

  • Nov. 26: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cheetah Santa painting. Cost is $35 in advance and $40 for walk-ins (if seating is available).
  • Nov. 27: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Christmas open painting event. Choose your favorite canvas to paint out of any of the studio's Christmas paintings. This event is at your own pace with no step by step class. An artist assistant will be available to answer questions. Cost is $26. Register and choose your painting in advance.
  • Nov. 29: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Classic Christmas Truck painting. Cost is $35 in advance and $40 for walk-ins (if seating is available).
  • Nov. 30: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feeling Grinchy painting. Cost is $35 in advance and $40 for walk-ins (if seating is available).
  • Dec. 1: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kid’s Fa La Llama painting. This event is for all ages. Adults can paint, too. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 for walk-ins (if seating is available).

All paint supplies are included. No prior paint experience is needed.

Enjoy some refreshments and paint a canvas. Wine is available for adults over age 21.

For more information or to register, call 276-5955, email cheerstopaint@gmail.com or visit www.cheerstopaint.com.

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.

  • Dec. 2: Clay: Kids will have fun with clay, inspired by the Connie Keiner piece at the museum, $25 per child.
  • Jan. 13: Fashion Design: Kids will tour the Hollywood Costume exhibition and create their own fashion line, then see it come to life with paper models and clothing, $20 per child.
  • Feb. 3: Painting: Kids will learn about the work of Horace Pippin and Faith Ringgold in recognition of Black History Month, $20 per child.
  • March 3: 3D Design: Kids will view the Permanent Collection Gallery and choose their favorite piece for inspiration, $20 per child.
  • 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, 1212 W. 10th St., has scheduled Folklorico dance classes for all ages.

For the current class schedule, call 438-2590.

The Midland/Odessa Dance Club offers country two from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and line dance from 8 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 10 p.m. Wednesdays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

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

  • Wednesday: No dance scheduled due to Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Nov. 28: Lonesome Road.

Bring sandwiches, chips, dips, soup or salad for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday 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 Thursday Night Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

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

  • Thursday: Thanksgiving holiday, no dance scheduled.
  • Nov. 29: Lonesome Road.

Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call 337-5281.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week has been scheduled through Monday.

Shoeboxes filled with small toys for a boy or girl between the ages of 2 and 14 years, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement will be accepted.

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at Bellview Baptist Church, 1710 N. Big Spring St., Midland, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Directions on how to fill a shoe box, along with additional information can be obtained at tinyurl.com/bplyn68.

Midland County Greater Works has scheduled the 2018 Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Stadium, 2001 W. Cuthbert Ave., Midland.

For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/ybfwzg9m.

A Holiday Sip and Shop has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Midland Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland.

The shopping event will have local vendors and merchandise, tons of door prizes and refreshments.

Visit tinyurl.com/yazo9omg.

Cinergy Entertainment has scheduled a canned food drive through Nov. 26 at Cinergy Midland, 1917 Liberty Drive, Midland.

Each Cinergy guest that brings two canned food items receives a choice of a free mini popcorn or $5 game card.

Donations will be given to a local food pantry.

For more information, call 689-8180 or visit cinergy.com/locations.

Midland Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, has scheduled a Holiday Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1.

Celebrate the season with Casa De Amigos and the Festival of Trees tree lighting. There will be Mariachis, cookies, hot chocolate and more.

For more information, call 742-7400 or visit www.co.midland.tx.us/659/Centennial-Library.

The 2018 Nighttime Jingle Bell Run benefiting Junior Achievement of the Permian Basin has been scheduled Dec. 1 at Scharbauer Elementary School, 2115 Hereford Blvd., Midland.

Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. The 1K race starts at 5:45 p.m. The 5K and 10K races start at 6 p.m.

Experience a nighttime Christmas lights race through Grasslands Estates West. The 1K, 5K and 10K race features food trucks, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa and more.

All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a custom LED medal that can double as a Christmas tree ornament.

For more information, visit www.midlandathleticcompany.com/products/2018-jingle-bell-run.

Christmas in Boomtown, Midland's Annual Tree Lighting and Parade, have been scheduled Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at Wadley-Barron Park, 1001 North A St., Midland.

  • Dec. 1: 5:45 p.m., Tree lighting and festivities.
  • Dec. 8: 6:30 p.m., Lighted parade starting at North A Street from Ventura Avenue to Illinois Avenue. All participants entering a float must register.

Visit tinyurl.com/yc83hfr9.

Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland, has scheduled a Holiday Evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6.

There will be a frito pie chili supper, MC student art show with complimentary refreshments, a silent auction, hayrides, a special music concert by the MC Jazz Ensemble and visits with Santa.

Frito pies are $5 for a small bowl and $7 for a large bowl.

Donations will be accepted for hayrides.

Visit tinyurl.com/y8cyzd8v.

The eighth annual Torino's Toy Drive and "Party with a Purpose" charity benefit party has been scheduled at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the boardroom lounge above Torino's Pizza Bar, 3303 N. Midkiff Road, Midland.

There will be live music by local musicians, a silent auction and food.

Entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy or a $10 cash donation.

The toy drive benefits Toys for Tots, High Sky Children's Ranch, CASA of West Texas, Centers for Children and Families, and 311 Ministries.

Drop boxes for donations are located inside the front entrance of Torino's Pizza Bar. Donate now through Dec. 7.

For more information, call 218-6943.

Miss Cayce's Christmas Store, 1012 Andrews Highway, Midland, has scheduled Pancakes and Pajamas from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

Come out in your pajamas and learn about music therapy and MARC Autism Resource Center-Spectrum of Solutions.

There will be pancakes, live holiday music, a raffle and a live music therapy presentation.

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 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.

CLASSES

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

Equipment used includes Lego Robotics, Ozobots, Osmos and Spheros.

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

Call 683-4403 or visit www.petroleummuseum.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 of the 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.

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

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

  • Tuesday: Black Gold.
  • Nov. 27: Tommy and the Boys.

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

Call Max King at 631-6125 or email maxking@mygrande.net.

ANDREWS

EVENTS

Sewell Chevrolet has scheduled the 2018 Supper with Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the James Roberts Center, 855 E. State Highway 176, Andrews.

The free family-friendly event includes dinner, face-painting, balloon animals, a visit from Santa and thousands of dollars in gift giveaways.

Visit tinyurl.com/y7n45q8z.

FORT STOCKTON

EVENTS

The Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 1000 E. Railroad Ave., Fort Stockton, has scheduled the annual Christmas Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30.

There will be vendors, an art show featuring local artists, a silent auction to benefit the Joy Run and selfies with Santa, culminating with the lighting of the community Christmas Tree.

An ugly sweater contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. for those who want to participate.

Visit tinyurl.com/y8hdxytn.

The fourth annual Best Beard in Fort Stockton Contest has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Garage Coffee, Music & More, 1110 N. Main St., Fort Stockton.

Registration starts at 6 p.m.

Titles will be given for best beard, best goatee and best mustache.

There will be a free concert featuring The Shortlist during the competition.

Admission is free.

Call 432-701-0588 or visit TheGarageTX.com.

The Garage Coffee, Music & More, 1110 N. Main St., Fort Stockton, has scheduled the third annual Santa's Garage Christmas Market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

Shop for unique gifts and stocking stuffers offered by various local businesses, crafters and artists.

Kids can visit with Santa from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and get their picture taken for free.

Live Christmas music will be provided by instrumentalist Al Haney.

Admission is free.

Call 432-701-0588 or visit TheGarageTX.com.

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.

GARDENDALE

EVENTS

MiniMe's Night of Light in Gardendale, a Christmas parade, has been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Gardendale.

The parade will start south of the intersection at State Highway 158 and North Pecan Avenue, and end just south of the intersection of Marigold Street and North Pecan Avenue at MiniMe's Event Grounds on 4B Mini Ranch.

After the parade, there will be a community event at 4B Mini Ranch with free hot dogs (while supplies last) and hot chocolate.

To join the parade, call Mercedes Koefoed at 432-638-1210 or email mercedes@minimemobileboutique.com.

MONAHANS

EVENTS

The annual Christmas and Chili Market Arts and Crafts Show has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans.

Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Activities for children age 5 through sixth grade include making Christmas ornaments, playing games, a visit with Santa and more.

For more information, call 432-943-2187.

The Monahans Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the annual lighted Christmas parade and gathering at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Hill Park, 500 S. Allen Ave., Monahans.

There will be music and refreshments and Santa will be available for pictures.

For more information, call 432-943-2187 or visit tinyurl.com/ybwyptru.

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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