COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of Feb. 5, 2017

ODESSA
EVENTS
Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children.
Visit midessaboatshow.net.
Curb Side Bistro 2014 has scheduled a Valentine’s Day dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 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 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.
Nancy Hart, associate professor of art at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is organizing a Study-Abroad course to Italy.
The trip will encompass Rome, Vatican City, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii, Regello, Cortona and Pienza. Optional day trips and mini tours are available and can be arranged through the hotel.
The cost is $3,800 per individual which includes airfare, hotels, some of the meals, all of the museum entrances, tour guides and transportation.
The deadline to sign up is Thursday. There will be a $400 deposit. Non-credit seeking students and community members are welcome to attend but must register to audit the class.
The course is also available for students outside the Odessa-Midland area through Skype and other tele-conferencing methods.
To sign up, or for more information, contact Nancy Hart at hart_n@utpb.edu.
West Texas Talent is seeking public help to cover the costs of an educational trip to New York City.
The purpose of the trip is to increase students’ appreciation and excitement for the performing arts and the history behind it. In turn, they will use this knowledge to create better art here in the Permian Basin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CLASSES
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Permian Basin Area, 300 N. Grant Ave., Suite 207, has scheduled training for new volunteers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Call 498-4174 or visit www.casapba.org.
The Alpha Center, 1205 W. University Blvd., has scheduled a DWI education class for first offenders from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The cost is $75.
Visit www.tacpb.org.
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 in the area.
Call 272-0071.
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: Valentine party featuring Mike Leonard. Wear red.
  • Feb. 17: 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.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m., Art Social at the Turner Memorial Art Museum, Wagner Wink. Theme: The Art of Rosa Bonheur with Marianne Woods, associate professor of art history and Sorber Fellow in art, UTPB.
  • Feb. 14: 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.
Silver Spur Gun Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.
There will be pistols, rifles, shot guns, lower receivers, range bags, mags, clip draws, gun cleaners, knives, holsters and more.
Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for active military and NRA members with an ID. Children under age 12 get in free. Two get in for the price of one for the first hour.
Open Arms and Region 9 Prevention Resource Center, a program of The Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, has scheduled LGBT+ Training from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the Midland Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, in the Laura Bush Room.
The training is to help the community of the Permian Basin understand the diverse population and issues that members of the LGBT+ community face.
Admission is free.
The third annual Great Ball of Fur fundraiser benefiting the animals at Odessa Animal Control has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Center, 9600 Wright Drive, Midland.
There will be dinner, dancing, cocktails and silent and live auctions.
Dress code is Denim to Diamonds.
Tickets are $50.
Call Susie Clark at 934-3029 or Deidre Kimbrough at 385-4974 or visit http://fooacodessa.com/great-ball-of-fur.html.
United Way of Midland, 1209 W. Wall St., Midland, has scheduled Give United Permian Basin on Feb. 14.
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.
Region 9 Prevention Resource Center, a program of The Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, has scheduled Diagnosing an Epidemic, a community conversation about prescription drug abuse, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Midland Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland, in the Laura Bush Room.
Registration is free and open to the public.
For more information or to register, call Kevin Thompson at 333-4100, email kthompson@pbrcada.org or visit https://diagnosinganepidemic.eventbrite.com.
Wall St. Antiques Treasure Hunters EXPO has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.
There will be antiques, vintage and collectibles vendors offering a wide variety of great items including old signs, vintage toys, housewares, antique furniture, small and large items and more.
Admission is free.
Call 689-8852 or email TreasureHuntersExpo@gmail.com.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled meetings at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 1 p.m. Feb. 15 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 St. Stephens Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland, at the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 12-Step Study.
  • Sundays: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Topic Meeting; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 12 Step Workbook Guided Group Study (cost for the workbook is $13.50).

Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.
Polo Park Estates Support Group for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday and the last Monday of each month at Polo Park Estates, 2100 Castleford Road, Midland. Call 234-2445.
The Permian Basin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind has scheduled the Vista Support Group at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday and the last Monday of each month at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland. Call 556-0515 or 528-2350.
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.
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. 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 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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.
STANTON
EVENTS
The 28th annual Great Texas Soup Cook-off has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 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.