The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Odessa Fire Dept Puppet Show at 10 a.m. today. In addition, Fire Engine at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.
First 5 Permian Basin has scheduled Odessa Kinder Camp registration from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Boys & Girls Club of America, 1037 E. Murphy St. The free camp is for children starting kindergarten in the fall. Bring proof of child’s age at registration. Visit tinyurl.com/yxzo9hgl.
Join the organizations behind Basin Pride for a candlelight vigil honoring the third anniversary of the Pulse Night Club Shooting from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Odessa College Amphitheater, behind the Saulsbury Campus Center, 201 W. University Blvd. The event will commemorate their lives and look with hope to a future without violence towards the LGBTQ+ community. Visit tinyurl.com/y5oucal3.
The University of Texas Permian Basin College of Education has scheduled a two day camp, Future Falcon Leaders in Teacher Education (FFLITE), designed to inspire the next generation of teacher today through Friday inside at UTPB dorm. High schoolers interested in a career in education can get a taste of teaching this summer, free of charge. Participants will spend two and half days on campus learning about a career in teaching and prepare a group lesson for presentation. The College of Education will offer a scholarship to one camp participant. The camp will also include meals and a lot of fun. Registration is required. Visit utpb.edu/ced/fflite.
Job Fairs Now has scheduled a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 N. Andrews Highway. Representatives will be available from ROWC Energy, Distribution NOW, CP Energy, Badger Mining, ASCO and more. Call 695-4488 or visit tinyurl.com/y66bbzab.
The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled a Summer Film Series that includes award-winning films selected by Odessa College Mass Communications Assistant Professor Harlan Whatley. Film screenings have been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13 and Aug. 13. For Thursday: “The Horse’s Mouth” (1958). Directed by Ronald Neame, the dramatic feature film stars Alec Guinness as the eccentric London artist, Gulley Jimson. Guinness wrote the screenplay, based on the 1944 novel “The Horse’s Mouth” by Joyce Cary. 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 Prophets & Outlaws to perform Thursday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 741-2317 or visit http://r7rec.com/calendar.
Odessa Links has scheduled the seventh annual Links West Texas Hold’em tournament from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at Dos Amigos, 4700 N. Golder Ave. Odessa Links is an organization that addresses growing number of displaced and poverty-stricken families living in Odessa; this event allows Links to advance the cause of providing continuum of care services to those in need. There will be dinner, drinks, Texas Hold’em Tournament, door prizes, silent auction and more. Sponsorships are available. To sponsor, for tickets or more information, call 582-0099. Visit tinyurl.com/y4zsy5op.
The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration Friday through Sunday and June 19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St. The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation. The following events have been scheduled at Woodson Park (unless otherwise stated). Friday: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ Demetrius at the Main Stage; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Regina McKnight Juneteenth Volleyball Tournament at the Ector Fieldhouse; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant at Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.; 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., Annual Welcome Program at the Main Stage; 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., DC Trio + Band on the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park). Visit www.odessabcc.org/juneteenth.
Downtown Odessa, Inc. and the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities have scheduled the 2019 Hot Summer Nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 9, at Noël Heritage Plaza Park, 320 W. Fifth St. On Friday, Permian Playhouse will present “Smokey Joe’s Café.” 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 “Sergeant Stubby” (PG) at dark on Friday at Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Aug. 9 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.
Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is offering a Kids Fitness Summer Pass through Aug. 1, includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide all summer, Kids Fitness classes, ZumbAtomic, Kids Battle Ropes, Kid’s Fun & Fitness and more. Cost is $20 per month. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.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. Thursdays is primarily for quilters. Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at email@example.com.
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 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.
John Wolfe is scheduled to perform Thursday at Rockin Rodeo, 4400 N. Big Spring St., Midland. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 682-0400 or visit rockinrodeomidland.com.
Mex-Tex Family Fiesta has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cimarex Energy Pavillion, 5514 Champion Drive, Midland, The event will include Michelada Madness, a Michelada tasting event and contest, Menudo Cook-off and Bud Light Cornhole Tournament. Live entertainment will be presented by Funky Munky, Bidi Banda Remidio, Raulito Navaira, Shelly Lares, Joe Posada, Xelencia Reunion, Joey "JMZ" Jimenez, Lorenzo "PAPO" Banda, Adolf Alonzo and David De Anda, Gilbert Velasquez and friends, Jay Perez, Adalbert Gallegos and Roger Velasquez. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/y2c3eabl for Friday or tinyurl.com/y2s5gkoa for Saturday. For more information, call The Midland Hispanic Chamber at 704-5533. Visit tinyurl.com/yxkfwlhw.
Oilfield Helping Hands has scheduled a Black Gold Bash, benefit concert for the OHH Permian Basin Chapter, featuring Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue Friday at La Hacienda Event Center, 12610 State Highway 191, Midland. VIP dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the doors open at 8 p.m. The event will also include a live auction, networking opportunities and VIP after party with Adam Wakefield from The Voice. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. Visit tinyurl.com/yx9lmyo4 or tinyurl.com/y5387ev5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for open mic night at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Brew Street, 4610 North Garfield, Midland. The society and others will be sharing poetry, spoken word, music and comedy. Admission is free. Email email@example.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.
Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., 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. Drop by at noon, and enjoy an hour filled with a variety of information on gardening topics for vegetable gardens, lawns and trees, recycling and more. Call 697-4003 or visit www.wtxfoodbank.org.
Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine, has scheduled Photo Weekend Friday through Sunday at Sul Ross State University. Opening reception. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, for the photography exhibit “Everything is Also Something” by Burton Pritzker of Austin, which will be on display through Sept. 2., “Publishing and Photography” presentation by E. Dan Klepper, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; “Everything is Also Something” and “Riding the Ox” presentation by Burton Pritzker, 11 a.m. to noon; lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m.; “Study, Practice, Study Some More” presentation by Tim McKenna, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; “Landscape Light Painting Under the Stars” presentation by Ken Zoller, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; “Far West Texas Photography” presentation by Jill Miller, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunset Photo Hike with Richard Hinkel, 8:20 p.m., Saturday; and Sunrise Photo Hike with Chris Ruggia, TBD, Sunday. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Call 432-837-8730, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sulross.edu/museum.