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Events Guide for Children’s Educational Programming

SIBLEY NATURE CENTER

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Sibley Nature Center

#TalesandTrails was so much fun this morning learning about #NatureSounds. Our next meet up will be on Tuesday, December 11th all about fur, feathers, and scales.
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Thank you to Midland County Public Libraries for being such great partners and bringing out the #bookmobile! 📚🌱 @ Sibley Nature Center
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#TalesandTrails was so much fun this morning learning about #NatureSounds. Our next meet up will be on Tuesday, December 11th all about fur, feathers, and scales.
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Thank you to Midland County Public Libraries for being such great partners and bringing out the #bookmobile! 📚🌱 @ Sibley Nature CenterImage attachment

5 days ago

Sibley Nature Center

Fall changes at Sibley🍂
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#fallatsibley #environmentaleducation #fallnature #westtexasbeauty @ Sibley Nature Center
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2 weeks ago

Sibley Nature Center

An eastern cottonwood leaf - the center of the new Sibley Nature Center logo! ... See MoreSee Less

An eastern cottonwood leaf - the center of the new Sibley Nature Center logo!

2 weeks ago

Sibley Nature Center

Some things you may find here at Sibley! 🦋🐛❤
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Photos by: Sibley Museum Scientist - Michael Nickell
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#sibleynaturecenter #wildlife #playoutside #environmentaleducation @ Sibley Nature Center
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Some things you may find here at Sibley! 🦋🐛❤
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3 weeks ago

Sibley Nature Center

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I'm honored. Thank you.

David Pine

3 weeks ago

Sibley Nature Center

Halloween at Sibley was a HUGE success thanks to our amazing sponsors H-E-B Grocery and SM Energy, our spook-tastic volunteers, the Llano Estacado Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists, our terrific story-tellers part of the Permian Basin Poetry Society, and our awesome community partners Keep Midland Beautiful, Midland County Public Libraries and the Petroleum Museum! 👻🎃Halloween at Sibley was a HUGE success thanks to our amazing sponsors H-E-B and SM Energy, our spook-tastic volunteers, and our awesome community partners KMB, Midland County Public Library and the Petroleum Museum! 👻🎃 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We had so much fun, thank you.

And Texas Master Naturalists too. Storytellers from Permian Basin Poetry Society were awesome!!

Fun times

Y’all do such a great job and helping families have a great time and build memories for our children!

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PETROLEUM MUSEUM OF MIDLAND

1 day ago

Petroleum Museum

Facilities assistant position available. Manages 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Must possess knowledge of HVAC, security and fire systems. Electrical and computer skills needed. Responsible for program and rental set-up. Must accommodate physical demands of the job. Rotates weekend duty. Assists with evening/nighttime functions as required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits included. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Petroleum Museum

Every school year we host 4th graders from Midland ISD Social Studies. We were so excited to start their tours and welcome students to the Museum today! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Petroleum Museum

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6085378. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile #petroleummuseum ... See MoreSee Less

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-6085378. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile #petroleummuseum

4 weeks ago

Petroleum Museum

Engineering minds at work competing in robotics at the Museum today! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Petroleum Museum

We love hosting a FTC Robotics Competition League Play each year at the Museum! Check our what these incredible students from the Permian Basin can do!! ... See MoreSee Less

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MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST

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I-20 WILDLIFE PRESERVE MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST

The Texas A&M Forest Service maintenance visit has been canceled. They have been called to California to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts. We will reschedule their visit at a later date.
We wish the firefighters and crew all the best on their journey, safety on the fire lines, and hope for a speedy return.

The Preserve will remain OPEN through the week.
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Rats on fires!

Thank you to the Texas A&M Forest Service for going where needed.💖

UPDATE: MAINTENANCE CANCELED
The Texas A&M Forest Service has been called to California to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts. We will reschedule their visit at a later date. We wish the firefighters and crew all the best on their journey and safety on the fire lines, and hope for a speedy return.
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UPDATE:  MAINTENANCE CANCELED 
The Texas A&M Forest Service has been called to California to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts. We will reschedule their visit at a later date.  We wish the firefighters and crew all the best on their journey and safety on the fire lines, and hope for a speedy return.

 

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How cool! Can you tell us more?

That is awesome!!!

Awesome 🙂

Salt Marsh Caterpillar
(Estigmene acrea)

Handle with care. Though they are not poisonous and do not sting, some folks may be quite sensitive to the tiny, bristly hairs covering the Salt Marsh Caterpillar's body. As with much of the wildlife at the Preserve, it is best to enjoy watching from a safe distance. #ThisPlaceIsWild These caterpillars are abundant at the Preserve now but will soon hunker down to pupate in a silken cocoon which includes the hairs of their body. ~Ethan
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Salt Marsh Caterpillar 
(Estigmene acrea)

Handle with care. Though they are not poisonous and do not sting, some folks may be quite sensitive to the tiny, bristly hairs covering the Salt Marsh Caterpillars body. As with much of the wildlife at the Preserve, it is best to enjoy watching from a safe distance. #ThisPlaceIsWild These caterpillars are abundant at the Preserve now but will soon hunker down to pupate in a silken cocoon which includes the hairs of their body. ~Ethan

 

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Melissa Schwartz Mary Miller Schwartz Depp

Amanda Quine

They were crawling all around the butterfly garden on Sunday.

Charles Walker

These things are all over our front pasture and the road in front of us, but we are at least a mile from the nearest pond with marsh, and Midland is nowhere near a salt marsh

Name doesn’t reflect their larval food plants... which are common annuals and even exotic introduced weeds that are common

Went this past weekend, awesome place, and they were everywhere.

The same? In my unmowed lawn.

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They're all over my yard

We saw 3 when we went on Tuesday!

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Preserve Clean-Up Day
November 17th
9am – 1pm

• Clear overgrown vegetation
• Remove trash & debris from recent storms
• General maintenance as needed

email: kristen@i20wp.org
or register at: www.i20wp.org/volunteer/
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Preserve Clean-Up Day
November 17th 
9am – 1pm

• Clear overgrown vegetation 
• Remove trash & debris from recent storms 
• General maintenance as needed

email: kristen@i20wp.org
or register at: https://www.i20wp.org/volunteer/

Preserve Clean-Up Day
November 10th
9am – 1pm

• Clear overgrown vegetation
• Remove trash & debris from recent storms
• General maintenance as needed

email: kristen@i20wp.org
or register at: www.i20wp.org/volunteer/
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Preserve Clean-Up Day
November 10th 
9am – 1pm

• Clear overgrown vegetation 
• Remove trash & debris from recent storms 
• General maintenance as needed

email: kristen@i20wp.org
or register at: https://www.i20wp.org/volunteer/

 

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Will you be open Sunday November 11?

Yes, we will be open Nov 11th. looks like the weather forecast for Sunday is beautiful - sunny and in the mid-60s!

The MidNats (Midland Naturalists) will have a birding field trip tomorrow morning at 8:00am at the Preserve. Meet at the Pavilion. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sounds like fun!

What did they see? Was the kingfisher back? What butterflies were on the white mist flower?

These were a few: Queen, Monarch, Gray Hairstreak, Fatal Metalmark, Buckeye, Southern Dogface, Dainty Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, Orange Skipperlings, Eufala Skipper, Fiery Skipper, Reikerts Blue, Western Pigmy Blue, American and Painted Ladies, Common Mestra

Sorry, that was from Llano Estacado Texas Master Naturalists butterfly garden workday on Sunday.

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 MIDLAND COMMUNITY THEATRE

The Pickwick Players are hard at work getting our lobby looking merry and bright for our 2018 holiday musical! Tickets for Elf the Musical are on sale NOW and we open THIS FRIDAY! Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now! Go to www.mctmidland.org! ... See MoreSee Less

The Pickwick Players are hard at work getting our lobby looking merry and bright for our 2018 holiday musical! Tickets for Elf the Musical are on sale NOW and we open THIS FRIDAY! Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now! Go to www.mctmidland.org!

1 day ago

Midland Community Theatre

Tickets for Elf the Musical are on sale now!! We open THIS FRIDAY! Here are a few sneak peeks from rehearsals! Don't miss out on all the fun this fantastic holiday musical has to offer! Seats are selling out fast! Don't delay! Go to www.mctmidland.org now or call the box office at 570-4111! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Lynda Linton

Elisha Ramirez

1 day ago

Midland Community Theatre

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We are very excited to see this production!

Break a Leg... from GUATEMALA !!

Shavonica Meyer

Pamela Burks Tiffin

Kathy Hull Gay Green Hull

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Midland Community Theatre

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PERFORMANCES ADDED! We have added two shows this week for our FINAL 2018 Mabee Theatre show! Til Beth Do Us Part now has performances this Thursday and Sunday! Tickets are going fast, so don't miss your chance to see this fun comedy about love, marriage, and chocolate! Get your tickets now at www.mctmidland.org or call the box office at 432-570-4111. ... See MoreSee Less

PERFORMANCES ADDED! We have added two shows this week for our FINAL 2018 Mabee Theatre show! Til Beth Do Us Part now has performances this Thursday and Sunday! Tickets are going fast, so dont miss your chance to see this fun comedy about love, marriage, and chocolate! Get your tickets now at www.mctmidland.org or call the box office at 432-570-4111.

Haven't found a costume yet? MCT has what you need! Only ONE MORE DAY until it's Halloween! Don't miss out on the amazing selection our rental shop has to offer!! ... See MoreSee Less

Havent found a costume yet? MCT has what you need! Only ONE MORE DAY until its Halloween! Dont miss out on the amazing selection our rental shop has to offer!!
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COM AQUATICS – LEARN TO SWIM

Check your list ✅ check it twice ✅ make sure your days and times are nice ... See MoreSee Less

Check your list ✅ check it twice ✅ make sure your days and times are nice

5 days ago

COM Aquatics SWIM and GYM

Looking for something for your little one to do in the morning.... ... See MoreSee Less

Registration is going on now!!! Don't miss out... ... See MoreSee Less

Registration is going on now!!! Dont miss out...

 

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Don't miss out! Register soon!

It’s that time of year🦃🎄 remember to register online @comswimandgym.com
We can’t wait to swim with y’all!
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It’s that time of year🦃🎄 remember to register online @comswimandgym.com
We can’t wait to swim with y’all!

 

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The ages are opened from 4-12 now!

Beth Garza

2 weeks ago

COM Aquatics SWIM and GYM

Come trick or treat after your lesson today 🎃🍭 ... See MoreSee Less

Come trick or treat after your lesson today 🎃🍭Image attachment

 

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Meredith Walker

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We can’t wait to see you!😃
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YMCA – MIDLAND

1 day ago

Midland YMCA

Congratulations to Ben! He’s our first place male finisher for Texas Trot! The challenge ends in two days — finish up those last miles! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Ben! He’s our first place male finisher for Texas Trot!  The challenge ends in two days — finish up those last miles!

2 days ago

Midland YMCA

Stay active next week even though it's Thanksgiving! Here's our group fitness schedule for the week. ... See MoreSee Less

Stay active next week even though its Thanksgiving! Heres our group fitness schedule for the week.

4 days ago

Midland YMCA

We had a great time celebrating 10 years of BODYCOMBAT today! Thanks to everyone who came out this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Miss me combat ladies!!!! I so wanted to be there this morning. I will be headed back to the gym soon.

4 days ago

Midland YMCA

It's almost time for our 10 year BODYCOMBAT celebration! Grab a friend and be here at 10am to strengthen your technique and at 10:30am we'll launch BC 77! ... See MoreSee Less

Its almost time for our 10 year  BODYCOMBAT celebration! Grab a friend and be here at 10am to strengthen your technique and at 10:30am well launch BC 77!

6 days ago

Midland YMCA

Basic lifestyle changes can decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Midland YMCA

Congratulations to our first place (female) Texas Trot winner, Danitza! She won an Academy gift card and braggin’ rights for the year!
Texas Trot wraps up next Thursday, November 15th. Don’t forget to turn in your miles!
Shirts are also on sale at the front desk - stop by today!
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Congratulations to our first place (female) Texas Trot winner, Danitza! She won an Academy gift card and braggin’ rights for the year!
Texas Trot wraps up next Thursday, November 15th. Don’t forget to turn in your miles! 
Shirts are also on sale at the front desk - stop by today!

 

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Danitza

Congratulations!! What is this Texas Trot? Sounds awesome!

That’s a really good picture!!

👏 felicitaciones!!!

Way to go!!!

Yea!!

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Ector County Public Library

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6 days ago

Ector County Library Children's Department

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Ector County Library Children's Department

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ALL LIBRARY PATRONS!!!
ACCESS TO LIBRARY SERVICES ON OCTOBER 31, WILL BE LIMITED
DUE TO THE SETUP FOR THE NIGHT OF LIGHT EVENT

The Library Staff will admit patrons to the Night of Light venue from 9 am-4 pm at the south gate at Lincoln and 4th, (ACCESSIBLE FROM 3rd STREET).
You must present your Library Card. You will be given access ONLY to the library; no pedestrian pass will be provided.
Library Hours will be 9 am to 4 pm. Computer Lab is closed for updates.
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Ector County Library Children's Department

Please welcome Scooby Doo, Pete the Cat, and Casper the Friendly Ghost to the contest! So exciting! Who do you think will win? ... See MoreSee Less

Please welcome Scooby Doo, Pete the Cat, and Casper the Friendly Ghost to the contest! So exciting! Who do you think will win?Image attachmentImage attachment
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City of Midland – Public Information

These events may or may not be specific events for children, however much of what the city posts is relevant to families. Well informed community members make for a safer and stronger city for kids!

Texas Recycles Day is this Saturday! Please visit Midland College Chaparral Center parking lot from 9 AM to 1 PM to drop-off regular and unusual recyclables. Items accepted: Electronics (limit 6 per vehicle), paper, plastics, tires (limit 6 per vehicle), gently used household items, and personal shredding up to 3 boxes! No paint, batteries, glass, rims, Styrofoam, hard or soft-backed books, pallets or blueprints will be accepted. ... See MoreSee Less

Texas Recycles Day is this Saturday! Please visit Midland College Chaparral Center parking lot from 9 AM to 1 PM to drop-off regular and unusual recyclables. Items accepted: Electronics (limit 6 per vehicle), paper, plastics, tires (limit 6 per vehicle), gently used household items, and personal shredding up to 3 boxes! No paint, batteries, glass, rims, Styrofoam, hard or soft-backed books, pallets or blueprints will be accepted.

 

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Ana

Diana Stipp

Jason Mintz

2 days ago

City of Midland - Public Information

Congratulations, Mayor Morales! League of Women Voters of the U.S. -Midland. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations, Mayor Morales! League of Women Voters of the U.S. -Midland.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Deserving of the honor!!

Good job

What he do?

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Thank you to Veterans of our armed services!

The “Falling for Midland” Fall Photo Contest is here! Share a photo for a chance to win a Bath & Body Works Gift Card!
Step 1. Snap a photo of your best Midland in the Fall photo!
Step 2. Upload the photo to Facebook, tell us what you love about Midland in the Fall, and include the hashtag #FallingForMidland and tag City of Midland - Public Information.
The photo with the most likes wins! Make sure to like the City of Midland - Public Information's Facebook page.

Rules:
By uploading a photo, you grant the City of Midland the right to use and re-publish the image. Contest ends Tuesday, November 13 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced Wednesday, November 14.
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The “Falling for Midland” Fall Photo Contest is here! Share a photo for a chance to win a Bath & Body Works Gift Card!
Step 1. Snap a photo of your best Midland in the Fall photo!
Step 2. Upload the photo to Facebook, tell us what you love about Midland in the Fall, and include the hashtag #FallingForMidland and tag City of Midland - Public Information.
The photo with the most likes wins! Make sure to like the City of Midland - Public Informations Facebook page.

Rules:
By uploading a photo, you grant the City of Midland the right to use and re-publish the image. Contest ends Tuesday, November 13 at 11:59 PM. The winner will be announced Wednesday, November 14.

 

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Jody Teller - ends November 13

Get ready for Christmas in Boomtown!

For more information please visit:
www.midlandtexas.gov/christmas
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Melissa Holub Detwiler Brown Missy Hooper Tate Candace Thomas Fleetwood Jeremy Fleetwood...look...Light Ensemble is in this promo video. How cool is that?

Megan

That's great!!

Nancy Judith Leyva we should take the kids Cole McClellan

Lucy we should do this?

Daniel Estrada

Diana Cruz there u go come visit us 😂

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