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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: WEEK OF MAY 18, 2014

May 18, 2014

Odessa American, Texas

May 18--EVENTS

--MARFA "Talk At Ten" has scheduled broadcast interview shows at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on 93.5 FM.

Memberships are available at http://tinyurl.com/oz6jm2y.

Call 432-729-4578 or visit www.marfapublicradio.org/programs/talk-at-ten.

--West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff has scheduled a jumping party fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Jumping Party of Odessa, 623 E. 42nd St.

Fifty percent of the proceeds will go towards West Texas Diamonds in the Ruff, an animal rescue group that is focused on helping animals that are abandoned, homeless, injured or in the pound.

Clean socks are required.

--MIDLAND The Color Dash 5K, benefiting the The Life Center, has been scheduled at 10:30 a.m.May 31 at Scharbauer Sports Complex, 5514 Champions Drive, Midland.

Participants can pick up a packet at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is required.

Visit www.midlandlifecenter.org or www.thecolordash5k.com/midland-texas.html.

--BIG SPRING A stargazing event has been scheduled at sunset June 7 at Big Spring State Park, 1 Scenic Drive, Big Spring.

The West Texas Amateur Astronomy Club from Midland will be bringing their large telescopes for an amazing view of the night skies.

Call 806-241-5741.

--The Ector County Independent School District School Nutrition Dept. has scheduled the summer feeding program for any participating child ages 1-18 to get free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, June 9 through June 25 at elementary schools and June 9 through July 11 at junior high schools and high schools.

Meals will be provided at the following sites and times.

Milam Elementary, 640 College Ave., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Cavazos Elementary, 9701 W. 16th St., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

All other elementary sites, 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., breakfast; 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Ector Jr. High/Camp SIP, 809 W. Clements St., 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch.

Hood Jr. High, 600 E. 38th St., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Bonham Jr. High, 2201 E. 21st St., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Nimitz Jr. High, 4900 Maple Ave., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Bowie Jr. High, 500 W. 21st St., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Crockett Jr. High, 2301 N. Conover Ave., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11 a.m. to noon, lunch.

Permian High School, 1800 E. 42nd St., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch.

Odessa High School, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave., 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., breakfast; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch.

All ECISD campuses will be closed the week of June 30 through July 4.

--CLA Estate Services has scheduled two estate planning workshops for seniors.

June 10: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Barn Door Steakhouse, 2140 Andrews Highway.

June 11: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ranchland Hills Country Club, 1600 E. Wadley Ave., Midland.

The workshop provides valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. Topics include the pros and cons of wills and trusts, how to avoid probate, long-term health care concerns and tax reduction planning.

Participants will receive a workbook

Admission is free. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, call 1-866-252-8721.

--BIG SPRING Movie on the Mountain has been scheduled at sunset June 14 at Big Spring State Park, 1 Scenic Drive, Big Spring.

The movie will be "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (PG-13).

--MIDLANDThe Sibley Nature Center, 1307 E. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled the following films as part of the Basin PBS film series.

June 16: Noon, Racoon Nation.

Aug. 11: Noon, Seeing in the Dark.

Oct. 13: Noon, Fractals.

Dec. 15: Noon, The Voyage of Discovery.

Call 684-6827 or visit sibleynaturecenter.org.

--Bike MS: Cactus & Crude Ride 2014, presented by Apache, has been scheduled July 19-20.

The ride starts in Midland and travels through the byways and highways of the Permian Basin area cruising into Big Spring for an overnight celebration at the South West Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. On the second day of the ride, cyclists will enjoy the dramatic scenery of West Texas as they head to Post to cross the finish line.

The annual two-day fundraising ride is an opportunity to raise funds to support Multiple Sclerosis research and programs and services that directly impact individuals and families living with the disease.

Registration is $25 until July 19. Registered cyclists are required to commit to a minimum fundraising pledge of $250.

Visit bikeMStexas.org.

--The Permian Basin Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Anthology of Written and Visual Art.

The theme is worldwide positive change. All genres of written and visual art are welcome. There is no age requirement.

Up to three works by a participant can be considered. The deadline is June 15.

The anthology release date will coincide with 100,000 Poets and Others for Positive Change event scheduled Sept. 27 at Noel Plaza Park.

Entries can be submitted electronically to permianbasinpoetrysociety@gmail.com.

Call 806-317-7059.

--West Texas Food Bank, 1008 E. Second St., is offering Texas Scholars hours, as an approved agency on their service agency list. Students needing community hours are asked to contact the food bank.

Hours are flexible and the food bank is open Monday through Saturday and late on Tuesdays.

Call Rosie Simmons at 580-6333 or email RSimmons@feedingamerica.org.

CLUBS/OUTREACH GROUPS

--The Odessa Art Association has scheduled a meeting at 1 p.m. today at the Ellen NoËl Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.

New officers will be installed and there will be a pot luck luncheon. Bring a dish of your favorite recipe.

Also, bring your painting of the "Set up" from the December meeting, either the western subject or the floral scene.

Dues are due for the new year.

--"I Love Hats" has scheduled a meeting at 11 a.m.June 6 at Osaka Japanese Steakhouse, 4023 JBS Parkway.

All ladies are welcome. A hat is required.

Call 281-660-9500.

--The University of Texas of the Permian Basin's Texas Home Visiting Program has installed a new Early Childhood Resource and Referral line for parents of young children ages zero to five from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This one-stop information source for parents will be answered by UTPB's Early Childhood Resource and Referral Coordinator Angela Freeman or one of her co-workers.

Call 552-4025.

--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 St. and Adams Ave.

Call 337-5281.

--MIDLAND Overeaters Anonymous Meetings, 206 N. Midkiff, Suite 1-D, Midland, has scheduled a 12-step program meeting at the following times.

Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org.

--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 Odessa Masonic Lodge, 1701 W. Ninth St.

Call 432-550-6313 or email lester@grandecom.net.

--The Odessa Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association of Odessa meet at 2 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the North side Senior Center Dining Room, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

--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.

--The Ector County Republican Women has scheduled a headquarter meeting at noon on the first Tuesday of each month at the Republican Headquarters building, 707 Jefferson Ave.

Lunch is provided for $5.

Call 366-4881 or email bnorman10@sbcglobal.net.

--The Ector County Republican Women has scheduled a general meeting at noon on the third Monday of each month in the banquet room at Odessa Regional Medical Center, 520 E. Sixth St.

Lunch is provided for $12.

Call 366-4881 or email bnorman10@sbcglobal.net.

--The Compassionate Friends of West Texas -- Heart to Heart meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Lutheran Church of the Risen Lord, 1603 N. Grandview Ave.

The group offers families grief support for those who are dealing with the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Call 703-1130 or visit www.facebook.com/compassionatefriendswesttexashearttoheart.

--MIDLAND Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for open mic nite 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.

--MIDLAND 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.

--MIDLANDThe 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.

--Permian Basin Depression Glass Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 1601 E. 42nd St.

Call 580-5800.

--The Odessa Optimist Club meets for lunch at noon Fridays in the community room on the second floor of Odessa College'sStudent 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 Hilton Garden Inn, 5221 JBS Parkway. Call 550-5193.

MONAHANSThe Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.

PECOSThe Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.

--Toastmasters International Clubs of District 44, Areas 11 and 12 have meetings at the following times and places.

Odessa Toastmasters Club meets from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays at Citibank, 618 N. Texas Ave.

FORT STOCKTON Pecos County Toastmasters Club meets at noon Fridays at Alpine Lodge Restaurant, 3201 W. Dickinson Blvd., Fort Stockton.

Call 336-3386.

MIDLAND Permian Toastmasters meets at noon Thursdays at Wurster, Armstrong & Williamson, 6 Desta Drive, Suite 2800, Midland. Call 683-5474.

MIDLAND Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church, corner of A and Illinois avenues. Call 522-2716.

MIDLAND 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.

MIDLAND 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.

--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 The Market Bar & Grill, 1806 E. Seventh St.

The Odessa Tri-Service Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at The Market Grill.

Call 367-8732.

The Odessa Barrios Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Mi Casa Restaurant.

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. County Road West.

ALPINE The Alpine Lions Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Alexander'sTex-Mex Grill & Cantina, 106 E. Holland Ave., Alpine.

ANDREWSThe Andrews Lions Club meets at noon Tuesdays at La Hacienda Cafeteria, 421 W. Broadway St., Andrews.

FORT STOCKTONThe Fort Stockton Lions Club meets at noon Wednesdays at Stockton's Entertainment Complex, 2181 W. Interstate 10, Fort Stockton.

KERMITThe Kermit Lions Club meets at noon Thursdays at the Kermit Community Center, 118 N. Poplar St., Kermit.

MONAHANSThe Lions Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Bar-H Steakhouse, Monahans.

WINKThe Wink Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Wink Community Center, 311 E. Hendricks Blvd., Wink.

CLASSES

--Michaels has scheduled a variety of in-store crafting events at the Odessa store, 3827 E. 42nd St., and at the Midland store, 3001 W. Loop 250, Midland.

Today: Noon to 3 p.m., Social Event: Create the Perfect Celebration.

Thursday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free Scrapbooking 101 Class.

Friday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Free Jewelry 101 Class.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Chenille Stem Keychain Event (ages 3 & older), $2 per child.

May 31: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mini Wood Plane or Car Event (ages 3 & older), $2 per child.

Call 362-7590 (Odessa) or 522-5212 (Midland) or visit www.michaels.com.

--ALPINE Sul Ross State University Department of Natural Resource Management has scheduled a course, Introduction to Field Studies (NRM 2203), Monday through Friday.

The course is an introduction to field research and is designed for undergraduate students with a career interest in field research.

Students will become familiar with the flora, fauna, geology and climate of the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas and Mexico, one of the most bio-diverse deserts in the world. Highlights of the course include camping and hiking in Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park and lectures on geology, soils, vegetation, ornithology, astronomy, archaeology, paleontology, herpetology, hydrology and nocturnal entomology. Field safety, first aid, camping essentials, hiking, keeping a field journal and using field equipment, such as a compass and GPS, will also be covered.

Students who complete the course will earn two semester credits.

The anticipated cost is $496.50 for tuition and fees and $250 per person for food and lodging.

Email Leslie Hopper at lhopper@sulross.edu or Bonnie Warnock at bwarnock@sulross.com.

--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.

--MIDLAND ArtQuest, 700 Andrews Highway, Suite D, Midland, has scheduled art classes for children and adults.

Call 682-2469 or visit http://www.artquesttx.com/.

--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. Kids 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 and Hip Hop for ages 5 and older.

Private lessons are also available.

Call 349-1472 or visit www.lovetodancestudio.com.

--MIDLANDThe Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with entertainment by a country-western band from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Stephens Catholic Church Ballroom, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland.

Call 520-4343 or 218-8215.

--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 208-9511 or 638-2593 or email elainedorothyatkins@hotmail.com.

--Ector County Thursday Night Dance has scheduled dance nights from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.

The cost is $6. Visitors are welcome.

Call 337-5281.

--West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4372, 301 E. 61st St.

Participants are encouraged to bring a large side dish for the potluck meal on the last Thursday of each month. The club will furnish meat. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $5 for members or $6 for non members.

These dances are alcohol and smoke free events.

Call Betty Berry at 528-6308 or email a.staffin@att.net.

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