Odessa Links has scheduled the seventh annual Links West Texas Hold’em tournament from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. today 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.
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. Today, 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.
New Dawn Fellowship in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network and Family Promise of Midland & Odessa, has scheduled Hitting For Hope Golf Tournament from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ratliff Ranch Golf Course, 7500 N. Grandview Ave. Make a donation or become a sponsor. Profits will be used locally by the three partnering non-profit organizations to change the lives of children and youth in Odessa and Midland. Tickets www.newdawnfellowship.com. Visit tinyurl.com/yydcxkrx.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lubbock Branch, has scheduled the Permian Basin Great Strides 5K walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mission Fitness, 8050 E. Highway 191. Registration is free, however walkers are encouraged to raise funds. To donate, register or for more information, visit fightcf.cff.org or tinyurl.com/y4xnw5re.
The Pink Ladies and Vintage Deluxe has scheduled a Car Wash Fundraiser benefitting Molly Mayhem from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Vintage Deluxe, 1901 N. County Road West. Pink Ladies founder, Krista Freeman (aka Molly Mayhem) has been battling an unknown illness for quite some time and has dedicated herself to countless causes around the community. Car and bike wash will be done by donation. Hamburger plates will be a $10 donation, all benefiting Freeman thanks to Kirkham of On Point Antiques. Raffle tickets will be as follows: $800 to Tattoos by Dre. Tickets are $25 each, but all customers who come in person with cash payment Saturday will get 2 tickets for $25. Tickets may be purchased at Vintage Deluxe, through a local Pink Lady members, or thru paypal to email@example.com (drawing will take place Sunday); $200 to Vintage Deluxe. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in shop or thru the Pink Ladies; $100 to Lux Habit. Tickets are $5 each and can also be purchased in shop or thru the Pink Ladies; Freeman has been accepted as a patient in the Mayo Clinic. All monies raised will help her get to the clinic and pay for her stay and any treatments or hospital bills she incurs. Visit tinyurl.com/yxuhjtbv.
The West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave., has scheduled a Come and Go Volunteer Interest Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Learn more about the different volunteer activities offered. Volunteer opportunities are available for the Education Nutrition Program, Senior Box Program, Mobile Outreach Program, and Gardening Program. The event is a free and open to the public. Call Autumn Bohannan at 580-6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit tinyurl.com/y25vlwom.
The seventh annual Daddy Daughter Dance: Diamonds and Pearls Ball has been scheduled Saturday at The Copper Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave. Times are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for kindergarten through fourth grade; and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for fifth grade through teens. There will be dancing, appetizers, a formal photo area and more. Ballroom dress and fancy suites or other costumes are encouraged. No mothers allowed. No exceptions. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at the City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Office, 1100 W. 42nd St. Call 368-3548, email email@example.com or visit tinyurl.com/y62o2msl.
Dirt Fest, an all day event featuring bands from across Texas and New Mexico, is scheduled from 3 p.m. to midnight Sunday at Cactus House, 114 E. 29th St. Featured bands include Moonphase, Rag, Perserverance, Rivalry, Stars Hallow, Origami Angel, Maul, Monster House, Corroded Sanity, Death Bed, Rats, Dying World G$tunna and more. Admission is $5, or $3 with current high school ID. Visit tinyurl.com/y42w4tke.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Odessa Ante Meridian Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.
The Midland Humane Coalition and Sandstone Ridge and Sandstone Crossing has scheduled the fifth annual Hot Dog Run 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland. This unique dog-friendly race allows race participants to run or walk alongside their four-legged buddies. All dogs must be leashed and vaccinated. Please keep your dogs by your side at all times, keep retractable leashes locked and clean up after your pet. There will be a costume contest. Awards will be presented. Profits will go towards operational expenses at the Enhanced Adoption Center within Midland’s PetSmart. Visit www.midlandhumane.org/hotdogrun or tinyurl.com/y6kktmtb.
Mex-Tex Family Fiesta has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today 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.
The West Texas Salseros has scheduled Latin Night from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at Steak 42, 106 S. A St., Midland. Richard Pollo Logo Ortiz will kick off the evening with a free Salsa dance lesson at 9:30 p.m. No partner or prior experience required. Thereafter, DJ ReY will spin the best of bachata, salsa reggeaton, cumbia and more. Must be 21 or older to attend. dress to impress. Visit tinyurl.com/y5dzo9oc.
The Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled View The Art of George Smith reception, dedication and Juneteenth celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kaneem Smith, daughter of the artist George Smith, will speak at 3 p.m. The sculpture’s dedication will follow. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a free children’s art project for children ages 7 and up. Light refreshments in a picnic atmosphere will be provided. The artwork of George Smith continue to be on display through Aug. 18 at the Arts Council of Midland.
Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Midlandaires Band from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. There will be a 30-minute “Shakespeare at the Mansion” pre-concert performance by Midland Classical Theater Group. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org.
Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine, has scheduled Photo Weekend today through Sunday at Sul Ross State University. Opening reception. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., today, 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 email@example.com or visit www.sulross.edu/museum.
Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ballroommarfa.org.
Briar Patch Trade Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ward County Events Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans. There will be over 100 vendors.