COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Jan. 07, 2017

EVENTS

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

  • Monday: 4:30 p.m., Read with Clementine the Therapy Dog.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (letter M).
  • Wednesday: 2:30 p.m., Beginning Excel.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m., Baby storytime.
  • Jan. 16: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (letter N).
  • Jan. 17: 10 a.m., Beginning genealogy.
  • Jan. 17: 2 p.m., Line dancing.
  • Jan. 18: 10:30 a.m., Baby storytime.
  • Jan. 22: 4:30 p.m., Read to Clementine the Therapy Dog.
  • Jan. 23: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (letter O).
  • Jan. 23: 6 p.m., Book Club.
  • Jan. 25: 10:30 a.m., Baby storytime.
  • Jan. 25: 4:30 p.m., After school storytime and craft.
  • Jan. 29: 4:30 p.m., Read to Clementine the Therapy Dog.
  • Jan. 29: 6:30 p.m., Beginning PowerPoint.
  • Jan. 30: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (letter P).

Call 332-0633 or visit www.ector.lib.tx.us.

Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo has been scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The following events have also been scheduled.

  • Tuesday: 6:30 p.m., Super Tuesday Roping, $5.
  • Wednesday: Free admission for Texas Veterans Outdoors members. Family members get in for half price.
  • Friday: 9 p.m., Rodeo Dance, $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Admission prices range from $16 to $22.

Visit www.sandhillsstockshow.com.

Texas Veterans Outdoors Rodeo Night has been scheduled at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Admission is free for members of Texas Veterans Outdoors and half price for family members.

Meet up with other veterans from across West Texas for an evening of camaraderie, laughs and entertainment.

Visit www.TexasVeteransOutdoors.org.

The Ector County Evening Legal Clinic has been scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, 620 N. Grant Ave., Suite 410.

Volunteer attorneys will provide legal advice on issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer matters, landlord/tenant law, bankruptcy and foreclosures.

The clinic is free to those who meet Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas financial and other qualifications.

Appointments are required. To make an appointment or for more information, call Jacque Harden at 332-1207, ext. 4504, email harden@lanwt.org or visit www.lanwt.org.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

Saturday Morning Club for families with children age 5 years old and under 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 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, except for November and December, at Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave.

Call 559-9807 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 www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00007072-00007072 or www.facebook.com/odessatoastmasters.

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

The Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave., has scheduled women’s self-defense classes from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 and Feb. 10 in the classroom on the first floor.

The classes are intended for women, 18 years of age
or older, who want to learn basic self-defense.

There is no cost, but the classes are limited to the first 14 applicants.

Deadline to register is Friday for the first class and Feb. 5 for the second class.

Email ddevolin@odessa-tx.gov or visit www.odessapd.com.

The Odessa Police Department is accepting applications for the 25th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy. The 16 week academy begins Feb. 8, and will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights.

The program is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and covers different divisions each week. The goal is to educate the public about the OPD and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.

There is no cost for the classes. The first 40 applications will be accepted for this session.

Registration forms are available at the OPD and online. The deadline for registration is 5 p.m. on Feb. 2.

For more information, visit www.odessapd.com.

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.

West Texas Legends in Line, a social line dancing group, has scheduled several line dancing classes for people interested in learning how to line dance.

All levels of dancers are welcome. Beginner, intermediate and advanced dances will be fully demonstrated.

Shoes with slick soles (like cowboy boots) are encouraged.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/zs738fo.

ABLE Center for Independent Living, 1931 E. 37th St., Suite 1, has scheduled several classes for people with disabilities.

  • Mondays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., foreign language.
  • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., resume writing, job interviewing and dressing for success; 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., beginner computer.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., wellness; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., seated exercise.

Call 580-3439 or visit www.ablecenterpb.org.

Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051.

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, Cumbia Pegadas, 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 dance lessons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd. Dances include the waltz, two-steps, swing and line dances.

Call 638-3707 or email rlandreth638@gmail.com.

West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

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

  • Thursday: Johnny and Susie.
  • Jan. 18: Black Gold.
  • Jan. 25: Lonesome Road.

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 Friday Night Dance 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 January.

  • Friday: Goodtimers.
  • Jan. 19: Mike Leonard. Bring a dish for feed night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 26: Johnny and Suzy.

Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call 337-5281.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

Junior League of Midland, 902 W. Dengar Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Basin PBS preview of season two of “Victoria” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

Watch the premiere episode and enjoy dessert, tea and a silent auction.

For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Midland Oil, Gas and Transportation Job Fair has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center 4300 W. Wall St., Midland.

Available positions range from entry level up to professional and management.

Bring plenty of resumes with work history and references and be ready for open Interviews on-the-spot.

Admission is free.

For more information or to pre-register, visit www.jobnewsusa.com/sanantonio.

West Texas Wedding Expo has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Midland County Horseshoe Arena, Pavilion and Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

There will be over 100 booths, two fashion shows and lots of prizes.

Visit www.wtbridal.com.

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 http://tinyurl.com/y8k8w98z.

Simon Youth Foundation, a national non-profit that partners with public school districts to support students at risk of dropping out of high school, is accepting applications for the 2018 SYF Community Scholarship to help a graduating senior living near Midland Park Mall (a Simon property) take the next step on their educational journey.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2018 and lives in the designated community surrounding Midland Park Mall is eligible. Applicants can check their eligibility by entering their ZIP code at syf.org/scholarships.

A student will be selected based on a variety of criteria, including financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education will also be given close consideration.

The scholarship recipient will receive up to $1,500 toward tuition and other educational expenses at an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. Recipient will be notified of their award in May 2018.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit syf.org/scholarships.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

West Texas Astronomers
has scheduled a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the CEED Building, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

The public is welcome to attend.

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

Quilters will show their first quilt and their best quilt and share stories about how and why they began quilting, and where their journey has led them.

Admission is free.

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

Comanche Trails Wood Turners has scheduled a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at George Hancock’s shop, 1709 Clark St., Midland.

Florenzo Nunez will demonstrate using custom jigs to mount items on the wood lathe.

The meeting is open to the public.

Call 439-5343.

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.

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

Sibley Nature Center, 1307 E. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled a workshop on nature journaling from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Registration is $30 for members or $40 for non-members, and includes a boxed lunch. Space is limited.

Visit sibleynaturecenter.org.

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 10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Crown Royal Club, 1110 E. Scharbauer Drive, Midland.

Admission is $6 for members and $8 for guests.

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

West Texas Legends in Line, a social line dancing group, has scheduled line dancing classes for people interested in learning how to line dance from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Midland Senior Center, 3303 W. Illinois Ave., Suite 18, Midland.

All levels of dancers are welcome. Beginner, intermediate and advanced dances will be fully demonstrated.

Shoes with slick soles (like cowboy boots) are encouraged.

Admission is free.

Visit www.meetup.com/WestTexasLegendsInLine.

FORT STOCKTON

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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