Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's Happening? Wednesday

Here's what is happening this week in West Texas

A to Z: Exploring the Canopy
May 25 - December 30, 2010 
The Museum of the Southwest
Midland, Texas

Packed with biodiversity and filled with the sights and sounds of the world’s rainforests, this new exhibit has been created by the staff of the Children’s Museum at the Museum of the Southwest.  Opened on May 25th and on display through December 30th, this educational and fun exhibit offers children and adults an amazing trip through one of the world’s truly incredible types of environments.  Curator Karen Winkler notes, “Visitors will explore the four layers of a rainforest, from the canopy to the forest floor, and find everything ‘from A to Z’ without getting wet or needing bug spray!”

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am till 5:00pm, and Sundays 2:00-5:00 pm.   Admission is $3 per person.  Under three years of age are free. Members are free and Sundays are free. For more information click here.

Midland Rockhounds
July 15-18, 23-26, 2010
Citibank Ballpark
Midland, Texas

The Rockhounds will take on the San Antonio Missions Thursday through Monday. Come for Thirsty Thursday (7/15), Beach Weekend on Friday and Saturday (7/16 - 7/17), Family Night on Sunday (7/18), Team Card Sets on Friday (7/23), Fireworks and Christmas in July on Saturday (7/24), Family Night on Sunday (7/25), and $2 Ticket Night on Monday (7/26).
For more information and ticket sales click here

Summer Day Camp "Yucky Science"
July 16, 2010  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Petroleum Museum
Midland, Texas

Spend the day at the Petroleum Museum! Science experiments, crafts, museum activities and free lunch! For children entering fourth, fifth, or sixth grade.
Museum Member: $20.  Non Member: $25 – Registration required. 
Sponsored by ConocoPhillips.

Midland Community Theatre presents
July 16-18, 2010  8 pm (7/16, 7/17) 
                             2 pm (7/18)
2000 W. Wadley
Midland, Texas

This powerful rock opera tells the story of Jesus Christ through a contemporary interpretation of parables taken from the Gospel of St. Matthew. When a group of ten young people struggles to find common ground, events such as the Baptism, the Last Supper and the Passion of Christ encourage them to shed differences and joyfully follow their leader to create a loving and supportive community. Modern music set to traditional hymn lyrics completes this fascinating portrayal of the historical Jesus Christ. Presented by the Pickwick Players.
Recommended for the whole family.
For ticket sales click here.

Midland Community Theatre Presents
Summer Mummers
July 16-17, 2010  8 pm
Yucca Theater
Midland, Texas

The 61st edition of our summer fundraiser includes our melodrama and movie - come cheer the hero and boo the villain - and the world famous olio. 
Recommended for 16 and up due to language and adult situations

Bike MS: Cactus and Crude Ride
July 17-18, 2010  7 am
814 S. Houston
Lamesa, Texas

Join us for a ride that you will never forget.  Enjoy the West Texas scenery and the one of a kind camaraderie.  On day 1, the ride will start in Midland and take you 75 miles through Garden City to Big Spring where you will overnight.  Day 2 will take you another 75 miles from Big Spring through Gail and on to the final destination in Post.  This thrilling weekend ride is fully supported with SAG vehicles, route mechanics, massage therapists, festive rest areas, plenty of food, and lots of wonderful volunteers.  You don’t want to miss it!
For more information click here

Arthur's Birthday
July 17, 2010  10:30 am
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas

Bring your smiles and your cameras -- Arthur will be here to join storytime fun. It's Arthur's Birthday Bash.

Summer Sunday Lawn Concert
July 18, 2010  7 pm
The Museum of the Southwest
Midland, Texas

It's fun. It's FREE. It's for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Many bring their dinner or snacks. This week "Weatherstone" (Classic Rock 'N Roll and Blues Acoustic) performs.  
Sponsored by C&G Fine Furnishings/Hosted by 97 Gold

Summer Music Camp
July 19-23, 2010 
Odessa, Texas

“Ta Ra Ra Boom D A!” Summer is here and UTPB is offering a selection of short music camps on campus for young musicians going into grades 9 through 12 to help them improve their performance in area competitions next year. July 19-23 will be Strings Week, also with a chamber music focus. The Permian Basin String Quartet will help these young orchestra members improve their technique within small groups. They will be treated to three live performances and will give a concert on Friday, July 23 for their parents and friends.
Cost: $275 (lunch is provided) For more information about the summer music camps, please call Yvonne Drinkard at 432-552-3286 or

Children's Storytime
July 20-21, 2010  10 am (Tues. & Wed.) 2 pm (Tues)
Midland Public Library
Midland, Texas

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, children of all ages are invited to read with us at storytime and participate in a craft afterwards. Come join us!
Summer Movie Camp
July 20, 2010  1 - 3:30 pm
The Petroleum Museum
Midland, Texas

Come join us as we watch "The Ant Bully". Includes a Museum activity, movie, unlimited popcorn and lemonade and a craft.
Admission: $3 per child, ages 6 and up

Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Brown, Janet and Corby Considine, Kerry Kay Cook, and Nancy & Joe Liberty.

Children's Storytime
July 21, 2010  10:30 am
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas

Every Wednesday, time is set aside for the toddlers/pre-schoolers to enjoy stories, activities, treats and fun with Miss Nancy. Best of all, it's FREE!


  1. How wonderful to post all these fun and entertaining activties to do in Midland!!

  2. Thanks Stacey! Most of them are free too!