Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at Sherwood Park, 4520 N. Dixie Blvd., and July 13 at Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West. Kids, ages 8-12, will become superheroes for the City of Odessa by volunteering to pick up litter. T-shirts, lunch and supplies will be provided to all registered children. Participants will also receive a goodie bag. Individual registration will be required per child. Call 335-4686 or visit www.keepodessabeautiful.org/planettroopers.
The Medical Center Health System has scheduled a Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon on today, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28 at MCH parking lot, corner of Second Street and Golder Avenue. There will be fresh produce, baked goods, honey, locally farmed meats, live music, local artisans and more. Call 640-6000. Visit mchodessa.com.
Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Camp Runamuckus (ages 6-12) from 8 a.m. to noon (morning session); 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (afternoon session) Monday-Thursday, July 15-18 and July 22-25 at the OC Sports Center. Cost is $140 for half-day session or $215 for morning/afternoon combo session. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. This program is designed for children ages 18 months through 35 months. Siblings are always welcome.
Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Snack Attack (ages 7-12) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday and July 15-18 at OC Culinary Arts Kitchen. Cost is $120. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Family Science Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the basement. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.
West Texas Dance Club has scheduled a dance night with the live band Lonesome Road from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday at 208 E. VFW Lane. Bring a dish to share for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The dance is a alcohol and smoke free event. Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
The Crisis Center of West Texas have extended registrations for the 2019 Wonder Girls, open to all girls entering the 5th-8th grades 2019-20 school year, through July 5 or until all spaces are full. The camp will is scheduled from July 15-19. For those who would like to donate a particular service, product, or other in-kind contribution, call 333-2527 or email Hannah Horick at email@example.com. The Crisis Center is also looking for volunteers who love to learn, who are excited about the centers mission, and can be great role models for Wonder Girls. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and team leaders must be 21 years or older. All volunteers will be expected to pass a criminal background check and attend a training before camp. Visit ccwtx.org/wondergirls.
Camp Fire West Texas is offering Kids Care, a state licensed, affordable quality program, for students enrolled in one of the following 10 Odessa campuses starting the fall: Austin, Burnet, Gonzales, Noel, Pease, Buice, Cameron, Ross, Burleson and Jordan Elementary schools. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. July 15 and will continue until all spots are filled. The after-school programs are operated by Camp Fire West Texas, and components of the program include homework help, games, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, and traditional Camp Fire activities and projects. The program will be offered from the time school is out until 6 p.m. Enrollment will be limited, with a child to adult ratio of no more than 15:1 to provide attention and quality supervision. To register for Kids Care, you must complete an online registration form and pay a $20 annual fee for each child enrolled. A weekly $45 fee will be charged per child and financial assistance is available for those who quality. Online registration forms are only available at the campfire website at campfirewtx.org or call 570-4144.
First Basin Credit Union has kicked-off the fourth annual Back to School Supply Drive benefitting the children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services (CPS) and helps foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care, throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties. The Rainbow Room is requesting the following items to help equip children for the 2019-2020 school year: backpacks, folders, spiral notebooks, pens/pencils, binders, highlighters, glue, sticks, tissues, hand sanitizer, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors and headphone. Donation deadline is July 31. Donations as well as monetary donations are welcome any of the following of the First Basin branches locations: 4217 N. Grandview Ave., 2740 N. County Road West, 1010 E. Eighth St., 713 Golder Ave., in Odessa; 3316 Midland Drive and 5509 Andrews Highway, in Midland; and 1205 N.E. FIrst St, in Andrews. For information regarding The Rainbow Room or the school supply drive, call Crystale Galindo at 232-0547 or Janet Sotelo at 248-1443, from the FBCU marketing team. Visit www.firstbasin.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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 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.
An Oil Country Arm Wrestling Competition has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today at the Midland Downtown Lions Foundation, 200 Plaza St., Midland. There will be wings, beer, and wrestling. Participants must be age 21 or older and must sign a waiver to compete. Weight classes for men are 140-160 lbs, 160-180 lbs, 180-200 lbs, 200-244 lbs and over 244 lbs. Weight classes for women are 135-155 lbs, 155-175 lbs and over 175 lbs. Weigh-ins will be at 10 a.m. at the Lions Club, and participants must be pre-registered. Trophies will be given for champions in each weight class. Grand overall male and female winner will receive $1,000. Visit tickets tinyurl.com/y3z88dh6
The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled Classic Country with Johnny Rodriguez, Bobby Bare & Tony Jackson at 7:30 p.m. today. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For tickets or information, call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.
A Salsa and Sangria Festival has been scheduled from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Midland Downtown Lions Foundation, 200 Plaza St., Midland. Taste several different salsa and sangria recipes from local restaurants and local mixologists. There will be vendors and live music. Visit tinyurl.com/yxak7ld2.
MAD (Music, Art, Drama) Camp for kids has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Rays of Hope, 900 W. Wall St., Midland. The camp utilizes the expressive arts of music, art and drama as tools of exploration and coping. Each day of camp includes opening and closing activities, discussion time and snacks. Registration is required. Call 684-5437 or email email@example.com. Visit tinyurl.com/y4945zdk.
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 Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second Tuesday of each month. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Visit www.paletteclubmidland.com.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topic Meeting on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.
ALPINE The Theatre of the Big Bend has scheduled performances of “Our Lady of the Tortilla” at 8:15 p.m. today and Sunday, June 28-30, and July 5-7 at Sul Ross State University’s Kokernot Outdoor Theatre, corner of North Harrison Street and Loop Road, Alpine. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Call 432-837-8218 or visit www.sulross.edu/tobb.