COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of March 12, 2017

ODESSA
EVENTS
The Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Camp Runamuckus during spring break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Kids, ages 6-12, can play sports, learn new games, take field trips and have lots of fun.
Available sessions are from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to register, call 335-6348 or visit the “programs” section at https://odessa.prestosports.com/community/sports_center.
Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St., has scheduled “Under the Big Top” Spring Break Theatre Camp for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cost is $150 per student and $125 for any additional siblings.
Call 362-2329 or visit www.permianplayhouse.com.
Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled the following events.

  • Monday: 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., surprise crafts for kids (pre-kindergarten through sixth grade); 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Read to Clementine the Therapy Dog.
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m., Meet The Cat in the Hat (photo op); 5:30 p.m., Teen Tuesday Movie: West Side Story.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m., Beginning Genealogy; 10:30 a.m., Baby Storytime; 3 p.m., Movie and a Snack: Horton Hears a Who.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m., Butterfly your Shirt (bring a shirt).
  • March 22: 2 p.m., line dancing.
  • March 27: 3 p.m., book club.

Call 332-0633 or visit www.ector.lib.tx.us.
Permian Basin Guitar Studio has scheduled Second Tuesday Salon, a free lunchtime concert, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave.
Bring your lunch or grab a bite from a local food truck.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Emet HaTorah Odessa, 3319 N. Golder Ave., has scheduled a Messianic dance workshop featuring Theresa Bates of Austin from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Bates teaches congregational dance and incorporates the use of tambourines and flags as an added element during the workshop.
The Odessa Art Association has scheduled a meeting and art demonstration starting at 2:15 p.m. March 19 at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.
After a brief business meeting there will be a demonstration on value studies with Sheree Moates.
Refreshments will be available.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Visit www.odessaartassociation.org.
Curves, 1541 JBS Parkway, has scheduled a food drive Monday through March 24 to benefit the West Texas Food Bank.
Donate $30 or bring in 30 pounds of food for the West Texas Food Bank and join with a $0 enrollment fee.
Donations will be collected during operating hours.
Hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.
BBQ for Badges benefitting local law enforcement for Odessa has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 6105 E. Highway 191.
Funds raised will help pay for needed equipment and supplies.
The Desert Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force has scheduled a Shops and Props event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at the squadron’s hangar, 411 E. Yukon Road.
There will be shopping, food, great airplanes, a raffle with great prizes and more.
Admission is free.
The Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest Centennial Cookie Season has begun and Girl Scouts will be distributing cookies. Call 800-895-7390 or visit www.gsdsw.org.
The Ector County Evening Legal Clinic has been scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, 620 N. Grant Ave., Suite 410.
Volunteer attorneys will provide legal advice on issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer matters, landlord/tenant law, bankruptcy and foreclosures.
The clinic is free to those who meet Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas financial and other qualifications.
Appointments are required. To make an appointment or for more information, call Jacque Harden at 332-1207, ext. 4504, email harden@lanwt.org or visit www.lanwt.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 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.
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
The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service has scheduled a Master Gardeners class, “Space-Savvy Gardening: Container & Apartment,” at 6 p.m. March 21 and at 9 a.m. March 22 at the West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave.
The cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Visit westtexasgardening.org.
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.

  • April 2: 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 www.noelartmuseum.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.
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 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.
The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in March.

  • Thursday: Black Gold.
  • March 23: Lonesome Road.
  • March 30: Tommy Jean and Company.

Admission is $5 for members or $6 for nonmembers.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
The cost is $5. Visitors are welcome.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call 337-5281.
MIDLAND
EVENTS
Midland County Public Libraries has scheduled a Spring Break Art Camp for kids ages 5-12 from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Centennial Library, 2503 W. Loop 250 N., Midland.
No registration is required for the drop-in program.
Call 742-7400.
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled a Wool Appliqué workshop with Lisa Bongean from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the fellowship hall at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland.
The workshop will focus on wool appliqué and piecing techniques for small quilts.
Participants will use Bongean’s “Friendship Rose” pattern for the workshop. Kits will be available for purchase for $32.
The cost for the workshop is $85 (includes lunch on Tuesday).
For more information or to register, call Anna Marie at 972-849-8429 or visit http://www.primitivegatherings.us/.
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.
Walk MS: Permian Basin 2017 has been scheduled starting at 9 a.m. April 1 at the Allison Fine Arts Building at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland.
Refreshments and entertainment will be included.
There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $250 to support research initiatives, programs and services of the society.
Call 855-372-1331, email fundraisingsupport@nmss.org or visit walkms.org to register to walk, volunteer or donate.
BBQ for Badges benefitting local law enforcement for Midland has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 5210 W. Wadley Ave., Midland.
Funds raised will help pay for needed equipment and supplies.
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 April 8 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 https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/7URRXRVM1EIBI5O.
Visit www.midlandchildwelfare or https://www.facebook.com/events/262627354159242/.
Call 432-694-2181 or email blueribbonrun@yahoo.com.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Family Science Night: Wild for Wildlife from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 27.
Activities include more than 20 stations with hands-on experiments and educational demonstrations for the entire family.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.
Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
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. Tuesdays at St. Stephens Catholic Church Ballroom, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland.
Call 520-4343 or 218-8215.
CLASSES
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. April 4 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 www.pbpetro.org.
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.
FORT DAVIS
EVENTS
The Texas Mountain Trail Writers organization is holding a one-day fiction workshop for beginning to experienced writers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Indian Lodge in the Davis Mountains State Park near Fort Davis.
Barbara Brannon and Kay Ellington, experienced authors, publishers and editors, will facilitate the workshop.
Registration fee is $70. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
For more information and registration forms, visit texasmountaintrailwriters.org.
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
CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS
The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.
STANTON
EVENTS
The 2017 Bustin for Badges clay shooting event has been scheduled April 28 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton.
The event benefits local law enforcement for Odessa and Midland and helps pay for needed equipment and supplies.
Call 571-3462 or visit www.bustinforbadges.com.