ODESSA

EVENTS

Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled a kickoff event for the summer reading program at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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

Region 18 Education Service Center has scheduled the 2018 West Texas Excellence in Education Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5-7 at CrossRoads Fellowship, 6901 E. Highway 191.

Featured speakers will be Danny Brassell and Barbara Blackburn.

Cost is $200 for CSS members and $450 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit go.esc18.net/InfoWTEEC.

The second annual Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K has been scheduled at 8 a.m. June 9 at The Pit at Odessa Mountain Bike Park, 3611 Gillespie Lane.

For more information, visit www.midlandathleticcompany.com.

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.

Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 10 a.m. to noon June 9, June 23 and July 14.

Kids, ages 8-12, will become superheroes for the City of Odessa by volunteering to pick up litter.

Participants will be treated to lunch, and receive a KOB goodie bag, complete with a 7-day pool pass valid at Odessa pools through the summer 2018 season.

For more information or to register, call 335-4686 or visit www.keepodessabeautiful.org/programs/planet-troopers.

Relay for Life of the Permian Basin has scheduled a planning meeting at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Ice Rink at Music City Mall, 4101 E. 42nd St.

SUMMER CAMPS

The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., is accepting applications for the Teen Artist Residency Program and Summer Art Camps for kids.

  • June 4-8: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Teen Artist Residency Program.

Selected teens, ages 13-17, will work with artist Tina Fuentes in an intensive week-long painting workshop.

Student work will be displayed at the opening of the “Celebrate Texas” exhibition on June 8.

Students must submit an application in advance. Cost is $90. Scholarships are available. Applications will be accepted until all spots have been filled.

  • June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13 and July 16-20: 9:15 a.m. to noon, Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12.
  • June 11-15: Ceramics/Art & Imagination, $100.
  • June 18-22: Art to Wear/Art Journey, $90.
  • July 9-13: Zoology/3D Design, $90.
  • July 16-20: Art for Public Places/Painting, $90

A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Class size is limited and classes fill up quickly. Advance registration is required.

Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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

Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is accepting registration for a variety of summer camps and activities.

  • Archery: 9 a.m. to noon, June 25-28, July 16-19, Aug. 6-9, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Basketball-Coed, beginner: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 4-7, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Basketball-Coed, advanced: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 23-26, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Camp Runamuckus: 8 a.m. to noon (morning session); 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (afternoon session), June 11-14, June 25-28, July 9-12, July 30-Aug. 2, OC Sports Center, $140 for half-day session or $215 for morning/afternoon combo session.
  • Conversational Spanish: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 25-28, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Golf: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 4-7, June 11-14, July 9-12, July 23-26, Champions Golf Center, $99.
  • Moves and Grooves Dance (youth, ages 6-9): 9 a.m. to noon, June 18-21, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Moves and Grooves Dance (advanced, ages 10-14): 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 18-21, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Running Club (grades 1-5): 9 a.m. to noon, June 4-7, July 23-26, OC Outdoor Track and Field, $99.
  • Snack Attack (ages 7-12): 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 16-19, July 23-26, OC Culinary Arts Kitchen, $120.
  • Soccer (ages 8-10): 9 a.m. to noon, June 18-21, July 16-19, OC Outdoor Track and Field, $99.
  • Tennis (ages 5-11): 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., June 18-22, July 23-27, Aug. 6-10, OC Softball and Tennis Complex, $75.
  • Volleyball, girls (grades 6-7): 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 11-15, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Wheelchair Basketball (ages 8-15): 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 18-22, OC Sports Center, $99.
  • Wheelchair Tennis (ages 8-15): 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., July 30-Aug. 3, OC Softball and Tennis Complex, $99
  • Zombie Preparedness Training (ages 8-12): 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 18-21, July 9-12, OC Sports Center, $120.
  • Group Swim Lessons for parent/tot (infant-2 years): 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 16-19 and July 23-26, $32.
  • Group Swim Lessons for pre-school (ages 3-5): 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., July 9-19 and July 30-Aug. 9; 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., July 9-19 and July 30-Aug. 9, $42.
  • Group Swim Lessons for youth (ages 6 & up): 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., July 9-19 and July 30-Aug. 9; 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., July 9-19 and July 30-Aug. 9; 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., July 9-July 19 and July 30-Aug. 9, $52.

Kids Fitness Summer Pass includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide ALL summer and to Kids Fitness classes, which include ZumbAtomic, Kids in Motion, Kids Battle Ropes and Kid’s Fun & Fitness. The cost is $60.

For more information, call 335-6348 or visit tinyurl.com/y9nhlqob.

The Crisis Center of West Texas has scheduled Wonder Girls Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16-20 at Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd.

The camp for girls ages 9 to 14 will include activities in STEM and arts lessons, health, nutrition, empowerment and building confidence for tackling situations in life, relationships and the upcoming school year. The focus is on building teamwork, confidence and pride in being a girl.

A healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided daily.

Cost is $200, with a few sponsored spots available.

For more information, registration or volunteer and donation opportunities, call 333-2527 or visit www.ccwtx.org/wondergirls.

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 C
lub
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 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 Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Yoga at the Museum for members at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Begin the day with stretching and meditation.

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

AARP has scheduled a driving safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

The course is designed for adults age 50 and over to help them adjust and familiarize themselves with new changes in vehicles, highways and traffic laws.

The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Call 337-5281 to register.

Odessa Parks & Recreation has scheduled Zumba classes from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 26, at Floyd Gwin Park Community Center, 1015 N. County Road West.

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

Registration is $40 for all eight classes. Drop-ins are welcome and will be charged $10 per class.

For more information or to register online, visit OdessaTXParks.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.

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. Wednesdays at 208 E. VFW Lane.

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

  • Wednesday: Showdown.

Bring a meat dish, vegetable, salad or dessert 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 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

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of West Texas has scheduled the 2018 Permian Basin Muscle Walk at 9 a.m. June 9 at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland.

For more information, call 570-4970.

The fourth annual Hot Dog Run (5K and 1 mile) has been scheduled at 8 a.m. June 16 in the parking lot of the Allison Fine Arts Building at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland.

Registration starts at 7 a.m.

There will be pet contests, bounce houses, inflatables, face painting, vendor booths, a microchip clinic and prizes after the race.

Children and leashed, vaccinated dogs are welcome to take part in the race festivities.

Profits will go towards operational expenses at the Enhanced Adoption Center within Midland’s PetSmart and the Capital Campaign to build the Van and Joe Mabee Wellness and Treatment Center.

Visit www.active.com or www.midlandhumane.org/hot-dog-run.

The ninth annual Great Outdoors Expo has been scheduled from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 23, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

There will be hunting and fishing accessories, boats, UTV’s, ATV’s, travel and leisure booths, outdoor gear and apparel, blinds and feeders, home décor, demonstrations, live entertainment, activities for kids, giveaways, door prizes and more.

Admission is $9 for adults, $ 7 for seniors (age 62 and up) and $5 for kids (ages 5-15). Admission tickets are good all weekend.

For more information, visit https://goetx.com/midland.

Centers for Children and Families (Centers) has schedule An Evening with Ernie Johnson, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and host of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.

There will be dinner, a presentation, live and silent auctions, entertainment, dancing and more.

Individual seating is $175. Tables and sponsorships are available

Visit https://centerstx.org/an-evening-with-ernie-johnson/.

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.

Wildfires have returned to the Trans Pecos region. While considerable state and federal resources have been deployed to the region, it is unclear when the fires will be fully contained.

Individuals wanting to assist with needs associated with the fires and firefighters are encouraged to send donations to the PBAF Emergency Relief Fund.

Those wishing to donate may do so by sending donations to: PBAF Emergency Relief Fund, 3312 Andrews Highway, Midland, Texas 79703.

Permian Basin Area Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

For more information, call Guy McCrary or Aaron Bedell at 617-3213 or visit www.pbaf.org.

SUMMER CAMPS

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.

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: 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

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.

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.

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 Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland.

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

  • Tuesday: Black Gold.

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

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

ABILENE

EVENTS

The Abilene Quilters’ Guild has scheduled the 24th annual Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St., Abilene.

There will be more than 200 quilts of all patterns, sizes and fabrics to view. Friday visitors can vote for their favorite quilts for the Viewer’s Choice Awards.

Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the door. Children under age 12 get in free.

For more information, call Regina Postuma at 325-733-3935 or email miin2002@suddenlink.net.

BIG SPRING

EVENTS

A Stargazing Party has been scheduled starting at sunset July 21 at Big Spring State Park, 1 Scenic Drive, Big Spring.

There will be 10-12 telescopes set up at the pavilion. Members of the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club from Midland will be available to educate the young and old about astronomy.

There is no cost to attend, but donations to support this event will be accepted.

Call 432-263-4931.

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.