What’s going on


  •  New Dawn Fellowship in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network and Family Promise of Midland & Odessa, has scheduled Hitting For Hope Golf Tournament from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ratliff Ranch Golf Course, 7500 N. Grandview Ave. Make a donation or become a sponsor. Profits will be used locally by the three partnering non-profit organizations to change the lives of children and youth in Odessa and Midland. Tickets www.newdawnfellowship.com. Visit tinyurl.com/yydcxkrx.
  • Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at McKinney Park, 625 W. Pool Road, June 22 at Sherwood Park, 4520 N. Dixie Blvd., and July 13 at Floyd Gwin Park, 1015 N. County Road West. Kids, ages 8-12, will become superheroes for the City of Odessa by volunteering to pick up litter. T-shirts, lunch and supplies will be provided to all registered children. Participants will also receive a goodie bag. Individual registration will be required per child. Call 335-4686 or visit www.keepodessabeautiful.org/planettroopers.
  • The Odessa Neighborhood ShadeMakers Tree Giveaway Program focuses on giving trees for residential neighborhoods. Five-gallon trees will be made available free to residents. The homeowners agree to pick up, plant, and care for their free tree. The objective is to instill pride and ownership, care for the environment, and beautify our neighborhoods. Trees are available to be picked up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. today at McKinney, 625 W Pool Road. Trees available are on a first-come first-served basis. Register at tinyurl.com/y3d73tqo.
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lubbock Branch, has scheduled the Permian Basin Great Strides 5K walk from 9 a.m. to noon today at Mission Fitness, 8050 E. Highway 191. Registration is free, however walkers are encouraged to raise funds. To donate, register or for more information, visit fightcf.cff.org or tinyurl.com/y4xnw5re.
  • The Pink Ladies and Vintage Deluxe has scheduled a Car Wash Fundraiser benefitting Molly Mayhem from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Vintage Deluxe, 1901 N. County Road West. Pink Ladies founder, Krista Freeman (aka Molly Mayhem) has been battling an unknown illness for quite some time and has dedicated herself to countless causes around the community. Car and bike wash will be done by donation. Hamburger plates will be a $10 donation, all benefiting Freeman thanks to Kirkham of On Point Antiques. Raffle tickets will be as follows: $800 to Tattoos by Dre. Tickets are $25 each, but all customers who come in person with cash payment Saturday will get 2 tickets for $25. Tickets may be purchased at Vintage Deluxe, through a local Pink Lady members, or thru paypal to dremolinar@gmail.com (drawing will take place Sunday); $200 to Vintage Deluxe. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in shop or thru the Pink Ladies; $100 to Lux Habit. Tickets are $5 each and can also be purchased in shop or thru the Pink Ladies; Freeman has been accepted as a patient in the Mayo Clinic. All monies raised will help her get to the clinic and pay for her stay and any treatments or hospital bills she incurs. Visit tinyurl.com/yxuhjtbv.
  • The seventh annual Daddy Daughter Dance: Diamonds and Pearls Ball has been scheduled today at The Copper Rose Building, 415 N. Grant Ave. Times are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for kindergarten through fourth grade; and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for fifth grade through teens. There will be dancing, appetizers, a formal photo area and more. Ballroom dress and fancy suites or other costumes are encouraged. No mothers allowed. No exceptions. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at the City of Odessa Parks and Recreation Office, 1100 W. 42nd St. Call 368-3548, email recreation@odessa-tx.gov or visit tinyurl.com/y62o2msl.
  • Dirt Fest, an all day event featuring bands from across Texas and New Mexico, is scheduled from 3 p.m. to midnight Sunday at Cactus House, 114 E. 29th St. Featured bands include Moonphase, Rag, Perserverance, Rivalry, Stars Hallow, Origami Angel, Maul, Monster House, Corroded Sanity, Death Bed, Rats, Dying World G$tunna and more. Admission is $5, or $3 with current high school ID. Visit tinyurl.com/y42w4tke.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Group Swim Lessons for pre-school (ages 3-5) from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Monday-June 27 and July 8-18; and from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Monday-June 27 and July 8-18. Cost is $42. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Indoor Soccer (ages 8-10) from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-June 20 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 22-25 at the OC Sports Center. Cost is $99. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Summer Art Camps for kids, ages 6-12. Painting/Art Trip will take place from 9:15 a.m. to noon Monday-June 21. A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need. Class size is limited and classes fill up quickly. Advance registration is required. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 550-9696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Group Swim Lessons for youth (ages 6 & up) from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Monday-June 27 and July 8-18; from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Monday-June 27 and July 8-18; from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday-June 27 and July 8-18. Cost is $52. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Moves and Grooves Dance (ages 6-9) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-June 20 and July 22-25 at the OC Sports Center. Cost is $99. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., has scheduled Group Swim Lessons for parent/tot (infant-2 years) from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-June 20, July 8-11 and July 15-18. Cost is $32. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • West Texas Dance Club has scheduled a dance night with the live band Black Gold from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday at 208 E. VFW Lane. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. The dance is a alcohol and smoke free event. Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
  • Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Children must bring a sacked lunch daily. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Weekly tuition is $75 per child. Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels. Call 570-4144 or visit www.campfirewtx.org.
  • Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is offering a Kids Fitness Summer Pass through Aug. 1, includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide all summer, Kids Fitness classes, ZumbAtomic, Kids Battle Ropes, Kid’s Fun & Fitness and more. Cost is $20 per month. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com.
  • 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. Thursdays is primarily for quilters. Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at mjmalone@cableone.net.
  • Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051 or visit odessagoldendragons.com.
  • 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, Country Two Step, Belly Dance group and Zumba classes. Private lessons are also available. Call 349-1472 or visit www.lovetodancestudio.com.
  • 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 (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org.





  • The Midland Humane Coalition and Sandstone Ridge and Sandstone Crossing has scheduled the fifth annual Hot Dog Run 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk from 7 a.m. to noon today at Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield St., Midland. This unique dog-friendly race allows race participants to run or walk alongside their four-legged buddies. All dogs must be leashed and vaccinated. Please keep your dogs by your side at all times, keep retractable leashes locked and clean up after your pet. There will be a costume contest. Awards will be presented. Profits will go towards operational expenses at the Enhanced Adoption Center within Midland’s PetSmart. Visit www.midlandhumane.org/hotdogrun or tinyurl.com/y6kktmtb.
  • Mex-Tex Family Fiesta has been scheduled from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today at the Cimarex Energy Pavillion, 5514 Champion Drive, Midland, The event will include Michelada Madness, a Michelada tasting event and contest, Menudo Cook-off and Bud Light Cornhole Tournament. Live entertainment will be presented by Funky Munky, Bidi Banda Remidio, Raulito Navaira, Shelly Lares, Joe Posada, Xelencia Reunion, Joey "JMZ" Jimenez, Lorenzo "PAPO" Banda, Adolf Alonzo and David De Anda, Gilbert Velasquez and friends, Jay Perez, Adalbert Gallegos and Roger Velasquez. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/y2c3eabl for Friday or tinyurl.com/y2s5gkoa for Saturday. For more information, call The Midland Hispanic Chamber at 704-5533. Visit tinyurl.com/yxkfwlhw.
  • Oilfield Helping Hands has scheduled a Black Gold Bash, benefit concert for the OHH Permian Basin Chapter, featuring Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue June 14 at La Hacienda Event Center, 12610 State Highway 191, Midland. VIP dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the doors open at 8 p.m. The event will also include a live auction, networking opportunities and VIP after party with Adam Wakefield from The Voice. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. Visit tinyurl.com/yx9lmyo4 or tinyurl.com/y5387ev5.
  • The West Texas Salseros has scheduled Latin Night from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. today at Steak 42, 106 S. A St., Midland. Richard Pollo Logo Ortiz will kick off the evening with a free Salsa dance lesson at 9:30 p.m. No partner or prior experience required. Thereafter, DJ ReY will spin the best of bachata, salsa reggeaton, cumbia and more. Must be 21 or older to attend. dress to impress. Visit tinyurl.com/y5dzo9oc.
  • The Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois Ave., Midland, has scheduled View The Art of George Smith reception, dedication and Juneteenth celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Kaneem Smith, daughter of the artist George Smith, will speak at 3 p.m. The sculpture’s dedication will follow. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a free children’s art project for children ages 7 and up. Light refreshments in a picnic atmosphere will be provided. The artwork of George Smith continue to be on display through Aug. 18 at the Arts Council of Midland.
  • The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org.
  • Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topic Meeting on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.
  • Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.




  • Briar Patch Trade Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Ward County Events Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans. There will be over 100 vendors. Visit tinyurl.com/y3c24xrp.