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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 5:00 am

ODESSA

>> West Texas Dance Club has scheduled a dance night featuring Johnny and Susie from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. today at 208 E. VFW Lane. Admission is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. The dance is an alcohol and smoke free event. Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.

>> The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., will conclude its Summer Film Series that includes award-winning film selected by Odessa College Mass Communications Assistant Professor Harlan Whatley. Film screening has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. “Cairo Station” (1958). The Egyptian dramatic film was directed by Youssef Chahine. Farid Shawqi plays a newsstand owner who takes pity on a young, lame man, Qinawi (Youssef Chahine), who develops an obsession for Hannuma (Hind Rostom), a beautiful cold drink vendor. The film was the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 31st Academy Awards. The will be followed by discussions. Refreshments will be provided. Call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org or tinyurl.com/y3bvfdr5.

>> Rolling 7’s Ranch Event Center, 11700 W. County Road 122, has scheduled Buck Buffalo & The Cottonwood Crows to perform Thursday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 741-2317 or visit http://r7rec.com/calendar.

>> The 2019 Campaign Kick-off for United Way of Odessa has been scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the United Way of Odessa Courtyard at the MLK Building, 128 E. Second St. Join Ector County’s business and community leaders for the time-honored tradition of kicking off the United Way of Odessa Workplace Giving Campaign. Share in our impact and inspire the community to get involved. Special guest and keynote speaker, Congressman Conaway, representing the 11th district of Texas, will lead the way followed by the 2019 Campaign Chair, John Shefchik. There will be a 2019 fundraising goal announcement, check presentations, a special performance, a client testimonial, a balloon release and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rebecca Taylor at 332-0941.

>> The Club, 1023 S. Grant Ave., has scheduled Bobaflex with Artifas, Gridiron, Brightburn and Politely Menacing to perform Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m.

>> The Hemingway, 3952 E. 42nd St., has scheduled Los Crazy Guys to perform Friday. Doors open at 8 p.m.

>> Downtown Odessa, Inc. and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities have scheduled the 2019 Hot Summer Nights featuring Victor & Penny from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays at Noël Heritage Plaza Park, 320 W. Fifth St. There will be music, activities for children and food trucks. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Admission is free. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and drinks. Call 335-4682 or visit tinyurl.com/yby2ofbv.

>> The City of Odessa Parks Department has scheduled a free Movie in the Park featuring “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (PG) at dark on Friday at Sherwood Park, 4819 N. Everglade Ave. Cartoons will begin around 8:45 p.m. The movie is scheduled to begin at dark. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available. Call 368-3548, email recreation@odessa-tx.gov or visit OdessaTXParks.org.

>> Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Friday at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Children must bring a sacked lunch daily. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Weekly tuition is $75 per child. Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels. Call 570-4144 or visit www.campfirewtx.org.

>> Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts. Applications and required supporting materials must be submitted by Nov. 15. A citizen panel of experts from across the state selects Young Masters based on artistic excellence, level of commitment, and quality of their proposed plan of study. The 2020 Texas Young Masters recipients will be honored at an awards event on April 20, 2020, at ZACH Theatre in Austin. To apply or learn more about the Texas Young Masters program, visit https://tinyurl.com/youngmaster.

>> 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. Thursdays 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.

>> The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., offers a free musical performance by song writer/guitarist Charles Silvermand, known for his new acoustic, contemporary folk style, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays, through Aug. 15. Call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.

>> 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.

>> 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 Odessa Optimist Club meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Odessa College’s Saulsbury Student Center, downstairs private dining room. Visitors are welcome. Call 362-1964.

>> 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.

>> 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.

>> The Odessa Westside Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Westwood Baptist Church, 2600 E. Eighth St.

>> The Odessa Downtown Lions Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the club building, 1101 N. Whitaker Ave.

 

MIDLAND

>> Rockin’ Rodeo, 4400 N. Big Spring St., Suite D46, Midland, has scheduled Josh Ward to perform Thursday. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 682-0400 or visit www.rockinrodeomidland.com.

>> The Yucca Theatre, 208 N. Colorado Ave., Midland, has scheduled the 2019 Summer Mummers melodrama, “Prehistoric Popcorn Party in the Permian Basin or Yabba Dabba Don’t” at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, through Aug. 31. Not recommended for anyone under age 16. Box office is located at the Midland Community Theatre, 2000 W. Wadley Ave., Midland. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 570-4111 or visit www.mctmidland.org.

>> The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled the exhibit “Felice House: Face West” through Sept. 8 in the Marian Blakemore Kennedy Gallery. The exhibition is a series of paintings and drawings that view the mythical American West through a postmodern lens. Both a reflection and critique of Hollywood Westerns, the series explores the tension between heroic archetypes and gender. The series places contemporary women into heroic roles. By flipping the gender, and retaining the same visual signifiers, the series speaks to women’s access to power. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call 683-2882, email info@MuseumSW.org or visit MuseumSW.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 at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Brew Street, 4610 N. Garfield, Midland. The society and others will be sharing poetry, spoken word, music and comedy. Admission is free. Email permianbasinpoetrysociety@gmail.com or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org.

>> Odessa Toastmasters Club meets at noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at BB&T Bank, second floor conference room, 618 N. Texas Ave. Visit www.toastmasters.org.

>> Permian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 208 S. Marienfeld St. Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.

>> West Texas Talkers meets at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays at Pioneer Midland Claydesta, conference room, 3617 N. Big Spring St., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.

>> West Texas Food Bank, 1601 Westcliff Drive, Midland, has scheduled a free Brown Bag Gardening Series from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Gardening topics include vegetable gardens, lawns and trees, recycling and more. Call 697-4003 or visit www.wtxfoodbank.org.

 

ALPINE 

>> The annual Big Bend Ranch Rodeo is scheduled to take place Aug. 9-10 at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. Arena, Alpine. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and go on sale at 5:30 p.m. For the full line-up and more information, visit bigbendranchrodeo.com.

 

ANDREWS

>> Andrews Senior Center, 310 W. Broadway St., Andrews, has scheduled a senior dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Bring a dish to share for potluck. Admission is $6. Call 432-523- 5911 or 432-664-4150.

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