COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Jan. 28, 2018

ODESSA

EVENTS

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

  • Monday: 4:30 p.m., Read to Clementine the Therapy Dog; 6:30 p.m., Beginning PowerPoint.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m., Story time and craft (letter P).

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

A campaign fundraiser reception supporting Missi Walden for Ector County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2, has been scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Cal and Amy Hendrick, 2301 Ladue Lane.

The evening includes socializing and a visit with the candidate.

Visit tinyurl.com/y7mla443.

2R’S Elite Annual Valentine Vendor and Shopping Expo has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Barn D at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

The Black Cultural Council of Odessa has scheduled “An Evening with the Stars,” a banquet recognizing young stars in the community, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Odessa Regional Medical Center, 515 N. Adams Ave.

Guest speaker will be Damien Thaddeus Jones, CEO of Dame Thad & Co.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from BCCO members.

Call 212-6700 or 853-1344 or visit www.odessabcc.org.

The United Way of Odessa Annual Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the MCM Grandé Hotel and FunDome, 6201 E. Business 20.

The United Way Board of Directors will present outcomes from 2017, including partner agency allocations, venture grant funding and campaign successes. In addition, awards will be presented to volunteers, businesses and constituents that gave their time and money to the United Way of Odessa in 2017.

Seating is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight.

For reservations, call 332-0941 or email admin@unitedwayodessa.org.

St. Mary’s Central Catholic School, 1703 N. Adams Ave., has scheduled a Book Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9-13.

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 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 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 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 O
PD 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. Friday.

For more information, visit www.odessapd.com.

The Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave., women’s self-defense for January and February are now full. More classes will be offered for March and April, dates to be announced at a later time.

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. Visit the website to register.

Email ddevolin@odessa-tx.gov or 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.

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.

Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.

The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call 337-5281.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

America’s SBDC has scheduled a free “How To Start Your Own Business” seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification (CEED) building, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

Learn how to register a business, legal entities, credit requirements for a commercial loan, financial institutions for start-ups and accounting for your business.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 552-2455 or visit www.utpbsbdc.org.

Silver Spur Trade Shows has scheduled a Midland Gun Exposition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, Pavilion & Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Chocolate Decadence, the annual fundraiser for the Aphasia Center of West Texas, has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Midland Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

The theme is “Phantom of the Opera.” Costumes admired, but not required.

The fundraiser benefits stroke survivors with language loss.

Tickets are $200 per person, and tables are available from $800 to $6,000 from the center’s office at 5214 Thomason Drive in Midland.

Call 699-1261 or visit aphasiawtx.org/chocolate-decadence.

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled the Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Feb. 20: “The Thirst for Power” by Michael Webber from The University of Texas at Austin.
  • March 20: “How Oil Won WWII” by Randy Wilson.

Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Call 683-4403 or visit pbpetro.org.

“An Evening with Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee” has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

The lecture is part of the JBS Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Joyner-Kersee is the author of both “A Kind of Grace” (1997), her autobiography, and “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.” She is an active professional speaker and speaks on topics of athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issue and youth advocacy.

Tatum Hubbard, CBS 7 News Anchor, will moderate the lecture. Audience members are encouraged to submit their questions to Joyner-Kersee during the lecture using their phones, by texting their question to the moderator. The text number will be provided during the program.

Tickets are $10. Students from area schools, colleges and universities get in free with a student ID.

Visit www.shepperdinstitute.com for more information.

For tickets, call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.

Girls World Expo, a celebration for girls (ages 11-18) has been scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Midland Plaza, 117 W. Wall St., Midland.

There will be a “Girl of Merit” awards ceremony, fashion, live music, dance performances, shopping, healthy living, a gallery of local art, college and career information, Henna art, volunteer opportunities, a Bright Ideas STEM Fair, hot topic seminars and workshops and more.

Art submissions are currently being accepted for the “Girls World of Art” display at the expo. All media are eligible: ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture and painting. To sign up, visit
https://www.girlsworldexpo.com/expos/midland-odessa/girls-world-of-art/.

Nominations are also being accepted for exceptional young woman for recognition as a Girl of Merit at the event. Nominees must be from ages 11 to 18, and must have done exceptional things, academically, artistically, for their family, for their friends or for the community. Nominees should be dedicated, compassionate, caring and committed. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during the expo. All winners and their guests will receive free admission. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 7. To nominate a girl, email girlsofmerit@girlsworldexpo.com or visit https://www.girlsworldexpo.com/nominate/?market=midland-odessa.

For more information about the event, email varinda@girlsworldexpo.com or visit www.girlsworldexpo.com.

The 2018 Sewell Leadership Event has been scheduled at 9 a.m. March 8 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.

Doors open at 8 a.m.

Keynote speakers will be John Maxwell and Andy Stanley.

Activities include keynote sessions and a roundtable Q & A session with both speakers and Patrick Payton and Collin Sewell.

Ticket prices range from $42 to $62. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

Call 432-498-0198 or visit www.sewellleadershipevent.com.

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled an Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture, “Dare to be Different” with speaker Robbie Gries at 7 p.m. April 24.

Gries is the president of Priority Oil & Gas, LLC, the first woman president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and author of “Anomalies: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology (1917-2017).”

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Call 683-4403 or visit pbpetro.org.

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Family Science Night: Planet Earth from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26.

Activities include more than 20 stations with hands-on experiments and educational demonstrations for the entire family.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

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

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 nonprofit 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

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 room 117 at Midland Centennial Public Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, at the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12 Step Workshop and Study Guide.
  • Saturdays: 4 p.m. to 5 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 kindergarten through sixth
grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1: Kindergarten through second grade.
  • Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15: Third grade through sixth grade.

Pre-registration is required. 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 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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