Home Hospice West Texas has scheduled the 14th annual Butterfly Release and Family Celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the B&B Building, corner of S.W. 13th Street and Avenue E, Andrews. Names will be read during a memorial service, and butterflies will be released. There will be live music and refreshments will be provided. Admission and participation is free. Call 432-524-5139 or visit www.homehospicewtx.com/butterfly-release.
Cactus House, 114 E. 29th St., has scheduled the Something’s Festering Tour with stand-up comedians Olivia Grace and Eric Freedman at 8 p.m. today. Hosted by Andrew Capen, the show also features Odessa local talent Willy Olguin and Gus Pando. Tickets are $10. Visit tinyurl.com/y6kapxpr.
West Texas Dance Club has scheduled a dance night with the live band Johnny & Suzy from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday at 208 E. VFW Lane. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The dance is a alcohol and smoke free event. Call Betty Berry at 528-6
Crockett Middle School Band has scheduled a spring concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 2301 Conover Ave.
Admission is free. Email Michael.Hawley@ectorcountyisd.org.
Travis Magnet Elementary School, 1400 S. Lee Ave., has scheduled an Honor Choir concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Admission is free. Email Michael.Hawley@ectorcountyisd.org.
Registrations for Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off Spring Cleanup has been extended through May 22. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y3vsu28b.
Odessa Animal Shelter, 910 W. 42nd St., is offering a special adoption fee of only $40 for all adoptions through May 12. All adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations (DAPP, Bordetella, FRCP, Rabies), microchip, heartworm test for dogs and FIV/FELV test for cats. Call 368-3527.
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, May 28 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled Greg Gutfeld: The Gutfeld Monologues at 7 p.m. Monday. For tickets or information, call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com.
The Hemingway, 3952 E. 42nd St., Suite O, has scheduled Monti to perform live at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10 in advance. Visit tinyurl.com/y6hsns56.
Sibley Nature Center, 1307 E. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled Tales and Trails: Camping from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Tales and Tails is an interactive story program for children ages 2-4, their siblings and caregivers. Admission is free. Recommended donation is $2. Call 684-6827 or visit sibleynaturecenter.org.
The Uptown Midland Business and Professional Women is celebrating its 100th year with Membership Drive Mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art, 100 N. Main St., Suite 102, Midland. Complimentary wine and light snacks will be provided. Visit midlandbpw.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots – Robotics and Engineering Fun Lab for students in kindergarten through second grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Equipment used includes Lego Robotics, Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros and NEW Tetrix Prime and Kubo. The cost per student for each class is $25 for Petroleum Museum members and $30 for non-members. Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.
The Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled a dance night with the live band Lonesome Road from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland. Admission is $8 for members and $10 for guests. Call 631-6125 or email email@example.com.
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 tinyurl.com/y8k8w98z.
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.
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Midland County Centennial Library, 2503 West Loop 250 North, Midland. Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.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.
Toastmasters International Clubs of District 44, Areas 11 and 12 have meetings at the following times and places.
- Odessa Toastmasters Club meets at noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at BB&T Bank, second floor conference room, 618 N. Texas Ave.
- Permian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 208 S. Marienfeld St. Midland.
- Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, room 228, 800 W. Texas Ave., 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sul Ross State University Music Program has scheduled the "Communiversity" Band to perform in concert at 3 p.m. today at Marshall Auditorium in the Morelock Academic Building on campus, 400 N. Harrison St., Alpine. The band consists of a mix of music majors, minors, other SRSU students, volunteer members of the community and other guests. Admission is free.