Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's Happening? Wednesday

Suez/Jordan Shriner CIRCUS
October 7, 2010  4 pm and 7 pm
Midland Horseshoe Arena
Midland, Texas
Tickets can be purchased 1 hour before showtime at gate. On sale now at the Horseshoe Arena. Showtime approximately 2 hours. Adults $16, Seniors-Military $14, Children Free with Coupon. $12 without. 

Family Science Night - Where's the Oil?
October 7, 2010  6:30 - 8 pm
Petroleum Museum
Midland, Texas
What do hand lotion, olives, sunflowers, rocks, plastic and even your underwear have in common? They all have some kind of "OIL" in them! OIL yourself up and motor over for an evening of learning about things you never knew were made with "OIL". FREE Admission, FREE Cookies, FREE Lemonade, and all "oil free"!

Save the Girls Lunch
October 8, 2010  11:30 am - 1 pm
C.A.F. Museum
Midland, Texas

Enjoy live entertainment and Texas barbeque all while supporting the "Girls," the world's 
largest collection of bomber Nose Art. RSVP and additional ticket required. For more information or to order tickets, call the museum at (432) 53-1000 or visit the AIRSHO website. 

Children's Storytime
October 8, 2010  4 pm
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas 

Join us for American Girl party every second Friday of the month at 4 pm. We will have a variety of activites, crafts and treats. Bring your dolls and your smiles to your favorite place to meet your friends.

High School Football
October 8, 2010  7:30 pm
Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Texas
* Midland High School will play Odessa Permian at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa at 7:30 pm. Go Bulldogs! (my alma mater)

* The Midland Lee Rebels will take on Abilene Cooper at home at 7:30. Check them out this Friday at the Grande Communications Stadium!

* Odessa High School will travel to Abilene to play Abilene High at the Shotwell Stadium. Hit the road and cheer for the Bronchos!

* Trinity High School will celebrate their homecoming this week at 7:30. Grab a date and support your team!

* The Midland Christian High School will play Fort Worth Christian at home this week. Be there at 7:30 to cheer on those Mustangs!

October 9-10, 2010  7:30 am - 10 pm
Midland International Airport
Midland - Odessa, Texas
AIRSHO gates open at 7:30 both days to allow early bird viewing of the aircraft before flying begins at noon and the Lions Club will be serving breakfast in the main hangar at 7:30 as well. The AIRSHO will begin with the American Airman Hall of Fame (ACAHOF) parade, new colonel ceremony, posting of the colors  and National Anthem. The flying will start at noon. "CAF Retro Show" featuring the Ladies of Liberty and the U.S. Army Band will perform immediately following Saturday's AIRSHO. Also, Saturday's NIGHTSHO begins at 7:45 pm. The NIGHTSHO will feature Matt Younkin's Twin Beech 18 After Dark, and Bob Carlton's Super Salto Jet Sailplane.
This year's main attraction, the long awaited return to the skies of the CAF's B-29 "FIFI"! The B-29's flight will include the famous simulated atomic bomb run, which will cause your bones to shake. Speaking of "Shivering your timbers" you will want to stay put to watch the Franklin's Flying Circus in Pirated Skies. A heart thumping wing-walking act set to the tale of a pirates mission to take over the skies.

While at AIRSHO, make sure to visit the TRADESHO, and certainly don't forget to visit "Hangar 57", the official AIRSHO Merchadise Vendor in AIRSHO Square. That's not all, take advantage of free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum and the newly renovated CAF Gift Shop.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, send us an e-mail or give us a call at (877)767-7176 or

Ticket Information:
Adults: $15 in Advance/ $20 at the Gate
Children (Ages 6 -12): $5
Children (Ages 5 & Under): FREE

Old Sorehead Days
October 9-10, 2010  Sat - 9 am - 6 pm, Sun - Noon - 5 pm
Stanton, Texas
Old Sorehead Trade Days is the best little show in West Texas (if you can call 615 booths and 30,000 visitors little). Stanton hosts Trade Days three times a year, six days of wonderful shopping. 

Old Sorehead Trade Days gathers vendors from all over Texas and the southwest. If you can imagine it, you can find it at Old Sorehead Trade Days. Woodcrafts, wearable art, hand-poured candles, metal art -- the list goes on and on! If you're looking for a touch of country, this is it! Sample the riches in the food courts (roasted corn, fajitas, funnel cakes and much more). Antiques of all varieties are bountiful. Come find jewelry, collectibles, clothing and more! 

Don't miss out on the chance to shop with our local merchants also. Step in, say hello, browse around and meet some of the "friendly people." Stanton has antique stores, gift shops, a clothing boutique, restaurants and many other businesses ready to serve you.

Children's Storytime
October 9, 2010  10:30 am
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas
Today we read Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein and learn what happens if we do not behave and have our listening ears on when it is storytime. Fun and laughs, crafts and treats for all.

Midland Fire Department Open House
October 9, 2010  Noon - 4 pm
Central Fire Station
1500 W. Wall Street
Midland, Texas
Come check out the Midland Fire Department Open and house and get a first hand look at fire exhibits and other local agencies that will host booths such as; Midland 911 District, The National Weather Service, The Midland Citizens Fire Academy Alumni, The Downtown Lions Club, The American Heart Association, Stop DWI, Midland Memorial Hospital, the City of Midland Health Department and Communications Department. Free give-a-way prizes, hotdogs and drinks will be available and served by on-duty firefighters.

Educator Open House
October 9, 2010  1 pm
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas 

Fall Educator Open House! Please join us, enjoy all the new Barnes & Noble @ School products and enter a $500 gift card drawing, all while having treats and picking up free classroom prizes for you and your students.

Children's Storytime
October 12 & 13, 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! 

Children's Storytime
October 13, 2010  10:30 am
Barnes & Noble
Midland, Texas
Every Wednesday, we set aside time for our toddler and preschool friends for a storytime, craft and snack. Please join us.
Midland Community Theatre presents
Escanaba in da Moonlight
October 1-16, 2010  
7:30 pm - Thurs, 8 pm - Fri and Sat, 2 pm - Sun

Davis Theatre I
2000 W. Wadley
Midland, Texas

At 43 years old, Reuben is the last member of the Soady clan never to bag a buck during the family's annual deer hunting pilgrimage to their ramschackle deer camp. Nicknamed the "Buckless Yooper", Reuben is desperate to escape his past misfortune and make this hunting season count. Encountering mystical powers and other strange escapades round out this hysterical journey set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Recommended for those 12 and up due to language and adult situations.
For ticket sales click here. If this play is sold out, call the box office at 432.570.4111 an hour before curtain call to be placed on a special waiting list. 

Not everyone shows up for their reservation, 
so you have a good chance of getting in!

Bootcamp in the Park
September 13 - October 22, 2010  
8:30 - 9:30 am  MWF, 5:30 - 6:30 am  TTh
Midland, Texas

Get in shape, meet new friends and best of all, it's FREE! A 6 week program sponsored by the city of Midland
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:30-9:30 am
Memorial Stadium Cuthbert & North N
Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30am
Golf Course Rd. Church 3500 Golf Course Rd


  1. The science night about oil looks way cool. We just had a science night at my daughter's elementary school earlier this week, and it was lots of fun- it was all about space and the solar systems, planets, etc. Complete with a "hover craft" ride attraction. Do you have someone going to the oil night to report back how it was?

  2. Hey RJ! Yeah! I can definitely check that out tonight! Are you in Midland?