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August 2017

Event

Day

Description

Midland Downtown Farmers Market 

Saturdays in August

Midland Downtown Farmers' Market - bringing locally grown and produced food to the Permian Basin community. From fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade breads and sweets, jams, jellies, and salsas - you will find everything you need to savor the local flavor every Saturday morning! Every one of our vendors has personally made or grown what you see at their booths, so when you ask, "what's in this?" or "does this contain...?" the person you are talking to KNOWS because they made it. When is the last time you knew where YOUR food came from? Saturday mornings at 1705 W. Missouri Ave. in Midland from 8:30 to 12:30 - See more at: http://midlanddowntownfarmersmarket.com/

Hot Summer Nights: Mark Lyons 

August 4th 

Are you searching for a fun, free evening full of various kinds of music and food trucks? This is the event series for you! Bring the lawn chairs, blankets and the kids to this free event on Friday evenings during each summer.

See more at: http://downtownodessatx.com/things-to-do-see/events-in-downtown/hot-summer-nights

Movies in the Park (Odessa) 

 August 5th

"Sing" will be played on August 5th at Floyd Gwin Park in Odessa. Movies in the Park is one of the main annual attractions that has become a tradition with most families in Odessa. The movies are hosted throughout the summer months and attract hundreds of families to the parks each year to watch some of the best movies available.  Skip the lines at the Theaters and enjoy FREE movies.  Don't forget about something to snack on, as we have concessions available at each movie. You and your family will NOT want to miss out on this year's season!! See more at: http://www.odessatxparks.org/programs-events/special-events/movies-in-the-park

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show 

August 5th-6th 

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show will be held at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion. Open to the Public:  Sat 9am-5pm,  Sun 10am-5pm 
$7 adults, under 12 FREE
$1 off NRA/TSRA or Military w/ID
Only 1 discount/special can be used at a time

$12 for a 2 Day Pass

Pet Splash 2017 

August 6th 

Pet Splash is a day for our best friends.... On the last day of pool season, we will close the pool to the general public then reopen it for the dogs and their owners. There will be music, giveaways, contests, free watermelon and more! See more at: http://www.odessatxparks.org/programs-events/special-events/pet-splash

Sunday Lawn Concert:

Diva & Dino (Blues)

August 6th 

Pet Night - Hosted by Lite FM | Sponsored by Encana Oil & Gas (USA)

 

The Museum of the Southwest is kicking off its 30th season of Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts, so fill up the cooler and throw on your shades! Local food trucks will be present at each concert, and as always, the Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts are family and pet-friendly. Concerts run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion and guests are welcome to come early to get the party started.

See more at: https://www.museumsw.org/summer-sunday-lawn-concerts-featured

Beekeeping Association 

 August 8th

Join the local beekeeping association's monthly meeting to learn more about these amazing insects. 6pm-7pm at Sibley Nature Center.

See more at: https://sibleynaturecenter.org/

 Youth Day Camp: Venom and Poison

August 9th 

Youth Day Camp: Venom and Poison - The natural world can be dangerous at times. We will spend the day learning the difference between venom and poison, some dangerous plants and animals, and what these chemicals can do to your body. 9am-12pm

See more at: https://sibleynaturecenter.org

 Building Bots Robotics - Summer Science Camp

August 7th-10th 

The Museum is excited to announce that we are expanding our Summer Science Classes into four-day Science Camps! Topics will include Robotics, STEM Art, and Earth & Space. The camps will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Students will engage in age-appropriate experiments and creative activities that they will build upon each day. Building a love of science develops patience, perseverance, and communication skills in children. Plus, we have a lot of fun!

See more at: http://petroleummuseum.org/summer-activities/

Dragonfly Celebration: An Evening with John Abbott

August 11th 

The Dragonfly Celebration begins with "An Evening with Dr. John Abbott." Join us inside Sibley Nature Center, where Dr. Abbott will transport you into the Secret Lives of Dragonflies and Damselflies. He will reveal where and how these amazing animals live, and why he has chosen to study them. 
This is a free public program held in the Sibley Auditorium.

See more at: https://sibleynaturecenter.org/

Dragonfly Celebration: Dragonflies of Sibley 

August 12th 

Dragonflies love to hang around ponds and so do we! That’s why the 2017 Dragonfly Celebration is happening at Sibley’s Pond! Just park in the Sibley Parking lot and follow the signs to our shaded pond or catch a ride on the "Dragonfly Express." The celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with places to observe dragonflies, crafts, a dragonfly gift shop, and more. At 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. John and Kendra Abbott will lead dragonfly walks around the pond, identifying dragonflies and sharing their knowledge. The celebration is free to the public. 

See more at: https://sibleynaturecenter.org/

Dragonfly Celebration: Odonata Workshop  

 August 12th

For the dragonfly enthusiast the day doesn’t end at 12:30! Instead, join Dr. John and Kendra Abbott for lunch inside Sibley Nature Center followed by a two-hour in depth session on dragonfly identification. Dr. Abbott will share the little clues that dragonfly professionals use to tell one species from another.
Registration is required and space is limited. Fees are $25 for Sibley members or $30 for non-members, which includes a box lunch and beverage.

See more at: https://sibleynaturecenter.org/

 Food is Medicine Seminar

 August 12th

This all-day seminar will include sessions from the speakers, a delicious plant-based lunch, book signings and two Q&A sessions with the experts. Learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet and hear testimonials from those who have experienced the radical benefits of this lifestyle. Find out how a plant-based diet can prevent and reverse chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and more. The seminar will be held at the Wagner Noel Center from 8:30am-4:30pm. Tickets are $25 each.

See more at: https://www.ourhealthycity.com/

Sunday Lawn Concert:

The Shades
(Rock n’ Roll)

August 13th

Classic Car Night - Hosted by 97 Gold | Sponsored by House of Printing

 

The Museum of the Southwest is kicking off its 30th season of Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts, so fill up the cooler and throw on your shades! Local food trucks will be present at each concert, and as always, the Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts are family and pet-friendly. Concerts run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion and guests are welcome to come early to get the party started.

See more at: https://www.museumsw.org/summer-sunday-lawn-concerts-featured

Education Impact Series: Featuring Sir Ken Robinson 

August 15th 

Educate Midland invites you to attend this free lecture with Sir Ken Robinson, the most watched speaker in "TED Conference" history - 40 Million Views, 160 Countries!
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation.
This event is sponsored by the Abell-Hanger Foundation. Located at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion at 6:30pm. Admission is free, but you must register.

See more at: http://educatemidland.org/impact-series/

 Science Night: Weird Science (1985); PG13

August 18th 

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION NIGHT

SciFridays have been a part of the Museum of the Southwest’s programming since 2013. We welcome guests of all ages to join us for science fiction flicks “Museum style” during the months of March through October. SciFridays offer a fun and free opportunity to get out of the house on Friday nights in the Permian Basin. Films take place in the Marian West & William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium’s Greathouse Dome. Bring your friends and don't be late - doors open at 7:30 p.m. with trivia and the featured film beginning at 8 p.m. Please note film ratings and be cautious when bringing young children. Snack bar for all ages; beer and wine available for 21+. Seats are limited--first come, first served. Reservations not accepted.

See more at:https://www.museumsw.org/explore/programs/scifridays

2017 Basin Burnout 

 August 19th

Cook-Off Competition Benefiting Reel Thanx & Hunt for Heroes will be from 12pm - 8pm at Security Bank Ballpark. Tickets Include BBQ, Food and Music! Live Music - The Stateline Band!

See more at: http://www.basinburnout.com/

Movies in the Park (Odessa) 

 August 19th

"The Lego Batman Movie" will be played on August 19th at Sherwood Park in Odessa. Movies in the Park is one of the main annual attractions that has become a tradition with most families in Odessa. The movies are hosted throughout the summer months and attract hundreds of families to the parks each year to watch some of the best movies available.  Skip the lines at the Theaters and enjoy FREE movies.  Don't forget about something to snack on, as we have concessions available at each movie. You and your family will NOT want to miss out on this year's season!! See more at: http://www.odessatxparks.org/programs-events/special-events/movies-in-the-park

CASA of West Texas Lunch and Learn 

August 22nd 

CASA Volunteers make a HUGE difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our local community!  Are you interested in learning more?  Join us for CASA Lunch and Learn! Lunch is FREE! Located at: 1611 West Texas Ave. Midland, TX from 12-1. For more information, contact Kathy at kathyh@casawtx.org

Midland County Fair 

 August 24th-27th

This traditional family fair will include all fair-goers’ favorites: carnival, Chase Quine Memorial Bull Ride, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, barrel racing, team roping event, tractor pull, creative art blue-ribbon competitions, lamb & goat show, Little Miss Midland County Fair Pageant, Charro “Rodeo” Extravaganza, shopping and food vendors, petting zoo, Buckaroo Boot Camp, dinosaur dig, monster truck exhibit, junior master gardeners, along with 3 stages of live entertainment.

See more at:  http://www.midlandcofair.com/

MARC "Hope-In-One" Golf Tournament 

August 29th 

MARC'S "HOPE-IN-ONE" Golf Tournament will take place at Ranchland Hills Golf Club on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. This tournament will benefit the many special people supported daily by MARC. MARC has been helping individuals with disabilities in Midland since 1959. Help us give HOPE to others! Come join a team!

See more at: http://www.marctexas.org/hope-in-one

7th Annual Cigar & WineFest and Golf Tournament 

 August 30th

Odessa Crime Stoppers, Inc. will be hosting our 7th annual Cigar & WineFest and Pars & Cigars Golf Tournament fundraiser on August 30, 2017 at the Odessa Country Club. This event will be the main fundraising effort for Crime Stoppers featuring the golf tournament, dinner, cigar and wine tasting, door prizes and a silent auction. Teams, tables and event tickets available.

See more at: http://odessacrimestoppers.org/sitemenu.aspx?ID=105&

 

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