COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Feb. 12, 2017

ODESSA
EVENTS
Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children.
Visit midessaboatshow.net.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 4901 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Romantic Literature and Chocolate starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the Dunagan Library.
Come enjoy delicious chocolate and romantic literature on Valentine’s Day.
CURB SIDE Bistro 2014 has scheduled a Valentine’s Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave.
Chef Alejandro and crew will prepare a three course dinner and there will be live music and a cash bar.
Tickets are $125 per couple.
Call 312-1599 or 853-6453 to make reservations.
The Humane Society of Odessa has scheduled a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at PetSmart, 2202 E. 42nd St.
Several puppy and dog breeds and sizes will be available.
Call 381-5503 or visit odessahumanesociety.org.
The Education Foundation of Odessa has scheduled Battle of the Bluebonnets from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at the Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.
Ector County Independent School District elementary students will compete in a quiz show and answer questions from the Texas Bluebonnet Award book list.
West Texas Talent is seeking public help to cover the costs of an educational trip to New York City.
Group members will depart for the trip on March 15.
Donations can be made at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=8286. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, call Daniel Ryan at 978-7405.
The Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest Centennial Cookie Season has begun and Girl Scouts will be distributing cookies.
This year marks the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies and to commemorate the banner year for the organization.
All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie program stays with the local GSDSW council and troops.
To find out about the Girl Scout cookie varieties available contact a local neighborhood Girl Scout troop.
Call 800-895-7390 or visit www.gsdsw.org.
Military veterans are getting a special thank-you from Texas country musicians Josh Abbott Band this spring. JAB Cares, the band’s charitable initiative, will be flying active duty and veteran service members and their guests to San Diego for a live show at the House of Blues.
The band launched JAB Cares last year, with this message to service members: “It is our goal to share your stories, bring awareness where we can, and say “Thank You.”
For more information, visit http://radiotexaslive.com/josh-abbott-band-is-hooking-up-one-veteran-with-a-flyaway-to-california/.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Odessa Retired Teachers Association has scheduled a meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.
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.
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.
New Day Al-Anon Family Group: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 4141 Tanglewood Lane. Call 550-3110.
Valor Para Cambiar Al-Anon Family Group: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 801 N. Lauderdale Ave.
Call 425-8981.
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.
Area support groups for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meet at the following times:
West Texas Twilight Visions Support Group meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 234-2445.
Lincoln Tower Support Group meets at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Lincoln Tower, 311 W. Fourth St. Call 234-2445.
The Odessa Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays “PFLAG” meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except on holidays, at Alternative Life Solutions Counseling, 2458 E. 11th St.
The meetings are free and open to the public.
Call 279-0749, email pflagodessa@yahoo.com or visit www.pflagodessa.weebly.com.
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
AARP has scheduled a driving safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.
The course is designed for adults age 50 and over to help them adjust and familiarize themselves with new changes in vehicles, highways and traffic laws.
The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
Call 337-5281 to register.
Curves, 1541 JBS Parkway, has scheduled a Zumba class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
The class is free for members and $5 for non-members.
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 making friends, learning how to line dance and have fun.

  • 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.
Ector County Friday Night Dance has scheduled dance nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.
The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in February.

  • Friday: Mike Leonard. Feed night starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish.
  • Feb. 24: Special guests.

The cost is $5. Visitors are welcome.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call 337-5281.
MIDLAND
EVENTS
The Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., has scheduled the following January-February events.

  • Tuesdays-Saturdays: Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Dome Shows.
  • Sundays: 3 p.m., Dome Show.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m., ages 0-35 months, and 11 a.m., ages 3-5 years, Play Dates. Reservations required, call Kristen Wagstrom.

Call 683-2882 or visit museumsw.org.
United Way of Midland, 1209 W. Wall St., Midland, has scheduled Give United Permian Basin on Tuesday.
Show love to your community with a gift to United Way. Your dollar ensures that everyone in the Permian Basin has the chance at a better quality of life whether it’s early childhood education, a meal for the elderly, shelter for a struggling family or the at-risk teen that needs a mentor.
Donate by texting GIVEUNITEDPB to 41444 or online at giveunitedpb.org.
For more information, visit www.unitedwaymidland.com.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland, in the fellowship hall.
The topic is GGG: Gadgets, Gizmos and Good Books. Bring favorite gadgets, gizmos or good books to share with members.
Call 694-0561 or visit www.midlandquiltersguild.com.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled at Midland Centennial Public Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, at the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 12 Step Workshop and Study Guide.
  • Saturdays: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Topic Meeting.

Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.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.
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.
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 for people interested in making friends, learning how to line dance and have fun 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.
FORT STOCKTON
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
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
MONAHANS
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
Vision of Hope Support Group for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meets at 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Ward County Convention Center, 400 E. Fourth St., Monahans. Call 234-2445.
The Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.
PECOS
EVENTS
An Oilfield Career Fair has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Reeves County Civic Center, 1520 S. Cedar St., Pecos.
Visit www.jobfairsnow.com.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.
STANTON
EVENTS
The 28th annual Great Texas Soup Cook-off has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Martin County Community Center, 301 N. St. Theresa St., Stanton.
The cost is $5 for unlimited soup tastings.
Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the historic Carmelite monastery/convent.
Call 432-756-8789 or visit www.historiccarmelitemonastery.com/6.html.