COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of March 25, 2018

ODESSA

EVENTS

The Original Permian Basin Gun Show has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Ector County Coliseum, Building G, 4201 Andrews Highway.

There will be books, knives, ammunition, reloading supplies, blow guns, coins and supplies, pistol grips, army surplus and a complete line of gun accessories.

Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for kids ages 5-12 (cash only). Kids under age 4 get in free.

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

  • Tuesday: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (Easter).
  • Wednesday: 2:30 p.m., Excel Basics.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m., Baby storytime.

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

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Sandwiches and Smoothies with Sandy at noon Tuesday in the Student Activities Center (SAC).

UTPB President Sandra Woodley will meet with students, faculty and staff for a discussion.

West Texas Food Bank has joined forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, for the eight annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the West Texas Food Bank at Jersey Mike’s at 7270 E. Highway 191, Suite 214, Odessa; and 4400 Midland Drive, #700, Midland.

A “Day of Giving” has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, when Jersey Mike’s restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to the West Texas Food Bank.

For more information, visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

Westlake ACE Hardware, 4652 E. University Blvd., has scheduled the grand opening of the expanded pet department and Hallmark Gold Crown department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7.

There will be pet adoptions through Lone Star Sanctuary, pet food samples, refreshments and Hallmark door prizes.

The first 100 attendees will receive a free Hallmark gift.

Call 368-7421.

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.

Meals on Wheels of Odessa has scheduled the 20th annual Mudbug fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 17 in Barn G at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.

Mudbugs, shrimp, catfish and all the trimmings will be served.

Activities include live and silent auctions and live entertainment.

Cash bar will be available.

Call 333-6451.

The Life Center has scheduled a Lunch & Learn fundraiser with Dr. David L. Cook, a sport psychologist, author and speaker, at 11:45 a.m. April 19 at the MCM Grandé Hotel FunDome, 6201 Business I-20.

Sponsorships are available. The Life Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Visit thelifecenters.org.

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, May 4-5 in the garden.

  • May 4: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preview Party. There will be food, beverages, live music, early shopping at vendor books and first access to the plant and flower sale. Tickets are $35. Advance registration is required.
  • May 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant and Flower Sale. There will be a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, pots and more for sale, as well as demonstrations, food trucks, music and family art activities.
  • May 5: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Art Day with Earth Day activities and free hands-on art stations for all ages.
  • May 5: An Evening in the Garden. There will be plants and flowers for sale, along with music, food trucks, a cash bar, artisan vendors and more. Tickets are $15 (includes one drink).

The museum will begin selling raffle tickets during the Preview Party for a trip for two to Brandywine Valley in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside. Tickets are $50 each and include airfare, hotel and car rental for four days and four nights and a $500 gift card to be used toward dining and other entertainment.

Admission is free and open to the public (unless otherwise stated).

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

Parks Legado Town Center Plaza, 7260 E. Highway 191, has scheduled a Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, and Sept. 8.

For more information, visit parkslegado.com.

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.

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, 205 N. Grant Ave., has scheduled a women’s self-defense class from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 in the classroom on the first floor.

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

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

The deadline to register for the class is April 2.

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

City of Odessa has scheduled yoga classes from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 3, at the Lawndale Community Center, 9201 Rainbow Drive.

The eight-week yoga program is for adults (18 years and older).

Registration is $80 for all eight weeks. Drop-ins are welcome and will be charged $10 per class.

For more information or to register online, visit OdessaTXParks.org/yoga.

The Odessa Police Department has scheduled the 25th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights, through May 24.

The 16 week academy 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.

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.

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 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

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

  • Thursday: Tommy and The Boys.

Bring a meat dish, vegetable, salad or dessert for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday 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.

MIDLAND

EVENTS

The Easter Bunny Photo Experience has been scheduled through March 31 at the JC Penny Court at the Midland Park Mall, 4511 N. Midkiff Road, Midland.

The following special events have been scheduled.

  • Today: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny.

Visit simonbunny.com to save time, avoid the line and reserve an appointment for a special moment with Bunny.

Wall Street Antiques of Midland has scheduled the 2018 Treasure Hunters Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

Shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage décor, furniture and more.

Admission is free.

West Texas Food Bank has joined forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, for the eight annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to the West Texas Food Bank at Jersey Mike’s at 7270 E. Highway 191, Suite 214, Odessa; and 4400 Midland Drive, #700, Midland.

A “Day of Giving” has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, when Jersey Mike’s restaurants, in both Midland and Odessa, will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to the West Texas Food Bank.

For more information, visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog.

A clay shoot benefitting the Life Center Foundation has been scheduled at 9 a.m. April 6 at Jake’s Clays, 13301 FM 1379, Midland.

Individual, team and bronze, silver, gold and platinum sponsorships are available. The Life Center
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Visit thelifecenters.org.

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 Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled STEAM Sprouts mini camps for children ages 4-5.

  • June 6-7: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., STEAM Sprouts in Nature.
  • June 13-14: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., STEAM Sprouts Lego Maker.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per child is $40 for museum members and $50 for non-members.

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

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Movie Maker Mondays for children ages 6-12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, June 11 through July 2.

  • June 11: “The Incredibles” (PG).
  • June 18: “The LEGO Batman Movie” (PG).
  • June 25: “Cars 3” (G).
  • July 2: “Coco” (PG).

Each camp will include a fun animated movie, popcorn, hands-on experiments, engineering/maker challenges, creative activities and games.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per child is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.

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

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled summer science camps for children ages 6-8.

The following three-day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Friday.

  • June 20-22: 9 a.m. to noon, Wild About Science.
  • June 27-29: 9 a.m. to noon, To Infinity… and Beyond!

Students will engage in age-appropriate experiments, creative activities and robotic design challenges that are designed to get young minds excited about science.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per child is $60 for museum members and $75 for non-members.

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

The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled summer science camps for children ages 8-12.

The following four-day camps will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday.

  • July 9-12: Powered by Science.
  • July 23-26: Rocks and Rockets.
  • Aug. 6-9: STEM-gineering.

Students will engage in age-appropriate experiments, creative activities and robotic design challenges that are designed to get young minds excited about science.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per child is $80 for museum members and $100 for non-members.

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.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

Comanche Trails Wood Turners has scheduled a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 at George Hancock’s shop, 1709 Clark St., Midland.

Loy Cornett will demonstrate the steps required for segmented turning 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.

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: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12 Step Workshop and Study Guide (new).
  • 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.

  • April 3 and May 1: Kindergarten through second grade.
  • April 17 and 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.

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

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

  • Tuesday: Black Gold.

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.

STANTON

EVENTS

The fifth annual Bustin’ for Badges clay shooting event has been scheduled April 27-28 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton.

The event benefits local law enforcement for Odessa and Midland and helps pay for needed equipment and supplies.

Raffle tickets are available for a 2018 Polaris Ranger 500 UTV ($9,000 value), a Sagebrush 21 Gun Safe ($2,900 value) and a Howa 308 Rifle 20 inch Barrel Camo with scope and bipod ($1,135 value). Tickets are $20 each or six for $100, and can be purchased during regular business hours at the front desk at the Odessa Police Department or by calling 335-3322.

For more information or to register for the clay shoot, call 571-3462 or visit www.bustinforbadges.org.

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