COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of April 2, 2017

An Armando Montelongo Seminar has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Odessa Holiday Inn, 5275 E. 42nd St.
Learn how to create wealth in real estate. Admission is free.
A Food 2 Kids sacking event has been scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave.
The sacks of food will go to Ector County Independent School District children who are identified by teachers, parents or counselors as not having regular meals over the weekend.
The Ector County Victim’s Coalition has scheduled a National Crime Victims’ Rights Awareness event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Medical Center Hospital Board Room, 500 W. Fourth St.
Local speakers from the community will discuss child abuse prevention and awareness.
Call Krystal Peter at 580-5970 or email
Downtown Odessa Loves Food Trucks has been scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin, 701 W. Fifth St.
There will be good food, good music and good friends.
United Way of Odessa, 128 E. Second St., has scheduled the 2017 Day of Caring benefiting the Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
United Way staff and volunteers will come together to assess and provide maintenance to Odessa’s city-wide art sculptures and help make a difference in Odessa.
Volunteers will meet at the United Way of Odessa office at 8 a.m. before heading to the designated sculpture site(s).
Refreshments and lunch will conclude the event.
For more information or to volunteer, call Summer Menchaca at 332-0941 by Friday.
Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Noel Heritage Plaza, 320 W. Fifth St.
There will be children’s activities, educational booths and a special performance by Vocal Trash.
Residents are encouraged to clean up a part of the city. Keep Odessa Beautiful will supply the trash bags and gloves for all trash pick-ups.
Bulky Items collected can be legally disposed of for free at the Citizen Bulk Item Drop-off Center, 814 W. 42nd St. Accepted items include mattresses, electronics, appliances and more. The center is open from 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Call 335-4686.
Permian Basin Youth Football League (PBYFL) has scheduled a charity paintball tournament starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Odessa Area Outdoor Gun Range Paintball, 18200 W. I-20.
Early check in on Friday gets free course pass and rentals to practice all day. Paintballs sold separately.
Registration fee is $150 and covers rentals, course pass and first case of paintballs for a team of five players. Remaining $200 due at check in goes to PBYFL.
Additional paintballs and upgrades can be purchased.
The event is open to the public. Visit to register.
For paintball related questions, call or text OAOGR at 432-352-3496.
For PBYFL related questions, call or text Kelli Mayberry at 432-288-0121.
Young Professionals of Odessa has scheduled Rally Under the Flag, an event benefiting first responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Sheriff and DPS), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday behind Paul Evans Carpets, 301 N. Grant Ave.
Volunteers are needed. Visit
Boom or Bust, a book club, has scheduled a meeting to discuss Ian McEwan’s “Solar” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.
Books are available at Barnes & Noble.
Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday Club for families with children 5 years old and under has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Boys & Girls Club of Odessa, 800 E. 13th St.
There will be family activities, fun, crafts, games and food.
Events may be held at other locations some Saturdays. Get weekly updates by texting BGC SATURDAY to number 313131, and receive a weekly update of time, location and activities.
Call 337-8389 or email
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 at the Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 1385, 3041 E. University Blvd.
Call 366-0520 or email
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.
Vagabond Martial Arts & Fitness, 1603 E. Eighth St, has scheduled a free self-defense workshop for women realtors of the Permian Basin from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.
Learn some key self-defense moves that can help you fight your way out of a bad situation.
Space is limited.
The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Adventures in Art classes from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Today: Ceramics. See ceramics from the Odessa Art Association regional show and make a ceramic piece which will then be fired in the museum kiln.
  • May 7: Sculpture. Create a piece of art designed to live in your garden or yard.

The classes are designed for children ages 6 to 12 years old.
The cost is $18 per class ($20 for Ceramics).
The deadline is the Thursday before each class. Fees must be paid at the time of registration.
Call 550-9696 or visit
Anytime Fitness, 1501 E. Eighth St., has scheduled a community group workout at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays to help raise awareness of the dangers of obesity.
Call 272-0071.
Curves, 1541 JBS Parkway, has scheduled a Zumba class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Call 552-8130.
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.
Thursday is primarily for quilters.
Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at
West Texas Legends in Line, a social line dancing group, has scheduled several line dancing classes for people interested in learning how to line dance.
All levels of dancers are welcome. Beginner, intermediate and advanced dances will be fully demonstrated.
Shoes with slick soles (like cowboy boots) are encouraged.
ABLE Center for Independent Living, 1931 E. 37th St., Suite 1, has scheduled several classes for people with disabilities.
Call 580-3439 or visit
Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051.
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, Cumbia Pegadas, Country Two Step, and Belly Dance group classes for adults.
Private lessons are also available.
Call 349-1472 or visit
Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico Dance Studio, 1212 W. 10th St., has scheduled Folklorico dance classes for all ages.
For the current class schedule, call 438-2590.
The Midland/Odessa Dance Club offers dance lessons from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd. Dances include the waltz, two-steps, swing and line dances.
Call 638-3707 or email
West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays at the VFW, 208 E. VFW Lane.
Admission is $5 for members or $6 for non-members.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
Ector County Friday Night Dance has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.
The cost is $5. Visitors are welcome.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call 337-5281.
The Easter Bunny Photo Experience has been scheduled through April 15 at the JC Penney Court at the Midland Park Mall, 4511 N. Midkiff Road, Midland.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 10-13; noon to 6 p.m. April 9; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 14-15.
To save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment, visit
The following Easter events have also been scheduled.

  • Today: 10 a.m. to noon, Caring Bunny Experience for children with special needs.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Food Court. Plates are $6.

The Midland Humane Coalition will be administering microchips at Yappy Hour from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Beer Garden, 7112 W. Highway 80, Midland.
The cost is $20 per chip and there are no additional fees to register or update information for the life of your pet.
The chip website to register pets is
Midland County Public Libraries has scheduled a Stuffed Animal Sleepover Friday at the Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland.
Children can drop off a stuffed animal between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department at the library. Then, check out the library’s Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. for a live storytime.
Come back to the library for a special storytime from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and find out what mischief your animal got into during their stay at the library, do a craft and participate in a stuffed animal parade.
Pajamas are encouraged.
For more information, call 742-7445 or visit
Sibley Nature Center, 1307 E. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled At Home on the Llano, the 2017 Sibley Nature Festival, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Guests will discover how people and animals have made their homes in our region of Texas, the Llano Estacado.
There will be fun activities for children and families, guest lecturers, live entertainment and more.
Admission is free.
Call 684-6827 or visit
The Midland County Child Welfare Board and Hancock Advertising Group Inc. have scheduled the ninth annual Blue Ribbon Run: The Race to End Child Abuse Saturday at Midland Memorial Stadium, 2001 W. Curthbert Ave.
The 1K run starts at 8:30 a.m. and 5K run starts at 9 a.m.
Registration is required at
Visit www.midlandchildwelfare or
Call 432-694-2181 or email
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for open mic night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at The Ground Floor Coffee Shop, 203 W. Wall St., No. 104, Midland.
The society and others will be sharing poetry, spoken word, music and comedy. Admission is free.
Call 349-5042, email or visit
The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday except on monthly meeting days. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Club dues are $35 a year and are due in October and welcomes artists of all levels.
Call 699-3209 or 687-6854 or visit
The Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with entertainment by a country-western band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Stephens Catholic Church Ballroom, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland.
Call 520-4343 or 218-8215.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots – Robotics and Engineering FunLab for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 2.
The cost per student is $20 for Petroleum Museum members or $25 for non-members for each class.
Call 683-4403 or visit
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
West Texas Legends in Line, a social line dancing group, has scheduled line dancing classes from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Midland Senior Center, 3303 W. Illinois Ave., Suite 18, Midland.
All levels of dancers are welcome. Beginner, intermediate and advanced dances will be fully demonstrated.
Shoes with slick soles (like cowboy boots) are encouraged.
Admission is free.
Helping Hands Support Group for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center, 1010 W. 14th St., Fort Stockton. Call 432-336-3648 or 432-290-2966
The Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.
The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.