COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of April 9, 2017

ODESSA
EVENTS
The Life Center has scheduled an Odessa fundraiser lunch at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at MCM Grandé Hotel and FUNDome, 6201 E. Business 20.
Guest speaker will be Kirk Walden, author of “The Wall,” a book that continues to energize and motivate the pro-life community with a surprising perspective.
Visit KirkWalden.com.
The Humane Society of Odessa has scheduled a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at True Texas BBQ in H-E-B, 2501 W. University Blvd.
Proceeds from food sales and donations collected will be used to help shelter pets.
The 2017 Spring Fling Bunny Hop 5K, Fun Run and Easter Egg Hunt have been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UTPB Soccer Fields, 3839 TX-338 Loop.
Check-in and open registration starts at 8 a.m. Races being at 9 a.m. Community Easter egg hunt starts at 11 a.m.
There will be a special appearance by Peter Cottontail, crafts, games, jumpers, food and more.
Visit www.odessatxparks.org/easter.
The ninth annual Guardians of the Children Twin Cities fundraiser has been scheduled at 5 p.m. Saturday at Corky’s Bar & Grill, 6705 Andrews Highway.
There will be a jailhouse fundraiser, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle and brisket plates will be sold for $10.
All proceeds will go to the organization to help fight child abuse in the Permian Basin.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
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 judith@basinkids.org.
Geek Club Inc., 2817 JBS Parkway, Suite A201, a community of geeks of all ages in Odessa providing a shared space for members to meet friends who have common interests and hobbies, is seeking new members. The club offers a market for games and collectibles, and organizes social functions and gaming tournaments. Members can receive discounted products from distributors and can buy, sell and trade games, collectibles and other geek merchandise with other members.
For more information, call 770-3178 or visit www.facebook.com/GeekClubInc.
The Permian Basin Genealogical Society meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, except for November and December, at Bethany Christian Church, 4522 N. Everglade Ave.
Call 559-9807 or visit 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 at the Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 1385, 3041 E. University Blvd.
Call 366-0520 or email lester@grandecom.net.
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.
Area Rotary Clubs meet at the following times:
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 Harrigan’s Restaurant, 2701 JBS Parkway.
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.
Toastmasters International Club of District 23, Area 63 meets at the following time and place.
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.
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.
CLASSES
Independent Dance Company, 1000 E. 87th St., has scheduled two Misfit Scholarship dance classes from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday.
Top choreographers Mikey Delavella and Nicole Kirkland will teach advanced choreography classes.
The cost is $25 for one class or $40 for both classes.
Participants will also have a chance to win a scholarship to the Misfit Dance Camp, scheduled for this summer in Houston.
Visit www.misfitscholarshipodessa.whindo.com.
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 mjmalone@cableone.net.
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.

  • Sundays: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 2701 E. Eighth St., free.
  • Mondays: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at CrossRoads Fellowship, 6901 Highway 191 Frontage Road, free.
  • Mondays: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd., $1 per person.
  • Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (first and third Wednesday of each month only) at the Ector County Library basement, 321 W. Fifth St., free.
  • Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd., $8 per person.
  • Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mission Fitness, 8050 E. Highway 191, free.

All levels of dancers are welcome. Beginner, intermediate and advanced dances will be fully demonstrated.
Shoes with slick soles (like cowboy boots) are encouraged.
Visit www.meetup.com/WestTexasLegendsInLine.
ABLE Center for Independent Living, 1931 E. 37th St., Suite 1, has scheduled several classes for people with disabilities.

  • Mondays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., foreign language.
  • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., resume writing, job interviewing and dressing for success; 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., beginner computer.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., wellness; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., seated exercise.

Call 580-3439 or visit www.ablecenterpb.org.
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 www.lovetodancestudio.com.
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 rlandreth638@gmail.com.
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.
Participants are encouraged to bring sandwiches, chips, dips, soups or salads for a potluck dinner the last Thursday of each month.
Admission is $5 for members or $6 for non-members.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
MIDLAND
EVENTS
The Easter Bunny Photo Experience has been scheduled through Saturday at the JC Penney Court at the Midland Park Mall, 4511 N. Midkiff Road, Midland.
Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
To save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment, visit http://simon.noerrbunny.com.
West Texas Squad of Star Garrison, 501st Legion, has scheduled a Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention event from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland.
There will be fun activities with food, drinks and a balloon release.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled an Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture, “Asteroid Mining” with speaker Chris Lewicki at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Lewicki is the chief executive officer and president of Planetary Resources, Inc.
Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. Seating is limited.
Call 683-4403 or visit pbpetro.org
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled meetings at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland, in the fellowship hall.
The topic for Tuesday night is “Wonky House” Quilts. There will be a lecture and trunk show by Shaula Patton of Feathered Star quilt shop in Clyde.
Call 694-0561 or visit www.midlandquiltersguild.com.
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 bnorman10@sbcglobal.net.
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 kopykat@grandecom.net or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org.
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at The Ground Floor Coffee Shop, 203 W. Wall St., No. 104, Midland.
Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free.
Call 349-5042, email kopykat@grandecom.net or visit Poetrysocietyoftexas.org.
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 www.paletteclubmidland.com.
Toastmasters International Clubs of District 44, Areas 11 and 12 have meetings at the following times and places.
Permian Toastmasters meets at noon Thursdays at Wurster, Armstrong & Williamson, 6 Desta Drive, Suite 2800, Midland. Call 683-5474.
Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, corner of A and Illinois avenues. Call 522-2716.
Tall City meets at noon on every first and third Thursday at Campfire USA, 2408 N. Big Spring St., Midland. Call 620-0282 or 684-6034.
Wall Street meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Midland County Public Library, 301 W. Missouri Ave. Call 368-5517 or 620-5638.
Visit www.toastmasters.org.
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. Mondays at St. Stephens Catholic Church Ballroom, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland.
Call 520-4343 or 218-8215.
CLASSES
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Small Business Development Center has scheduled QuickBooks classes from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Wednesday of each month at the SBDC office at the CEED Building, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.
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.
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.
Visit www.meetup.com/WestTexasLegendsInLine.
MONAHANS
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.
PECOS
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.