Camp Runamuckus Summer Camp

It’s time to RUNAMUCKUS at Odessa College as we play indoor and outdoor sports, go on awesome field trips, including laser tag! And don’t forget each day ends with swimming in the Indoor Pool! All day, and half day options available.

Ages 6 – 12yrs

Session 1: June 5th – 8th
Session 2: June 26th – 29th
Session 3: July 17th – 20th
Session 4: July 24th – 27th

Morning Sessions run 8:00AM – 12:00PM / Registration: $140
Afternoon Sessions run 1:00PM – 5:00PM / Registration: $140
All Day Sessions run 8:00AM – 5:00PM / Registration: $215

Held at the OC Sports Center

Registering more than 1 child in your household? Call and ask about how you can get a discount!

Questions? Contact the OC Sports Center at 432-335-6348 or email

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts

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. For more summer fun visit us on Family Fridays!

Summer Sunday Lawn Concerts are underwritten by CBS7 and the Midland Reporter-Telegram. Each concert is presented FREE to the community through the generosity of the musicians, corporate sponsors, underwriters and media sponsors.

2017 Concert Series:

June 4
Midlandaires Band
Hosted by My Country 96.1
Sponsored by Midland Pediatric Associates
Fan Night

June 11
Classic Rock
Hosted by Classic Rock 102
Sponsored by Holmes Murphy
Member Night

June 18
Current Nine
Hosted by Lite FM
Sponsored by Peyton’s Bikes
Dad Night

June 25
70s, 80s, 90s Rock
Hosted by Rock 95.1
Sponsored by Concho Resources
80s Anniversary Night

July 9
Rory Payne
Hosted by Kicks 99
Sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources
Cowboy Night

July 16
The Geezers
60s – 70s Rock
Hosted by Newstalk 550
Sponsored by Classic Honda of Midland
Hippy Night

July 23
The Unsweet T’s
Rock & Blues
Hosted by 97 Gold
Sponsored by Corey Sly Electrical Service, Inc.
Family Night

July 30
Oscar David
Hosted by Que Buena 106
Marina’s Thrifty Boutique
Date Night

August 6
Diva & Dino
Hosted by Lite FM
Sponsored by Encana Oil & Gas (USA)
Pet Night

August 13
The Shades
Rock n’ Roll
Hosted by 97 Gold
Sponsored by House of Printing
Classic Car Night

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join Midland County Public Libraries as we celebrate the beginning of this year’s Summer Reading Program and the opening of the Super Kids Save the World exhibit!

Now you can be a super hero with the new Super Kids Save The World exhibit! Designed using “green” materials and practices, the exhibit provides visitors with real super hero training starting with the four R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Repair, Recycle. Kids of all ages will enjoy working through demonstrations in the exhibit to feel more empowered to protect the Earth and its resources, leading them to become Super Kids in their communities!

The exhibit features include:
• A family home with garden
• A re-use charity shop, where kids learn to donate outgrown items instead of discarding them
• A recycle center, where today’s trash becomes the materials of tomorrow
• A gas station, where families learn tips to reduce fuel consumption
• A farmer’s market, where foods come free of wasteful packaging
• A research lab, where alternative fuel sources are under development

We will have jumpers, crafts, games, activities, food, a special storytime with local author Morgan Adams, and you can sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program!

Contact the Youth Services dept. at 432-742-7445 for more information.

Gardening 101: Native Beauties

Learn how to bring out the natural beauty of West Texas in your backyard, no thorns required. We will introduce you to some native plants that will save you time, effort, and water, while still producing beautiful flowers to attract native pollinators and awe from your neighbors. We’ll also show you some of the fruits and vegetables best adapted to grow here in our native climate. So join us on Saturday, June 3rd in the Sibley Youth and Family Garden.

Give-a-Way – Rockhounds Family 5 pack ($45 value)

It’s time for a fun summer give-a-way family 5 pack!

We have 5 tickets to give away as a “Family 5 Pack” courtesy of the Midland Rockhounds. Winner will be announced on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5PM local time.

See our Facebook page to enter the give-a-way.
To enter the contest, Comment who you’d bring with you to the game!
Also, “Like” and “Share” our page to learn about more amazing giveaways coming up for your family in the next few weeks! We are giving away $$hundredes$$ of dollars worth of local goodies for your kids and family!

Are you familiar with the FREE Knothole Gang Kids Club? Kids can attend all Sunday games for FREE!  See additional perks here!

See Rockhounds schedule here.

Tickets are good for any 2017 Sunday-Wednesday regularly schedule game, excluding July 3rd and 4th.  Not valid for playoff games or concerts.  Redeem at least two days before the desired game to assure the best possible seats.  Tickets aren’t redeemable for cash.  Tickets may be upgraded for additional cost to the winner/ticket holder.

Winner is required to pick up tickets at the Will Call Ticket Window at the stadium.

Failure to respond/claim your tickets within 3 days of winning (by 11:59pm on day 3 after announcement) will result in forfeiture and another winner will be selected.  Identification will be required at Will Call window. Must be age 18 or older to enter. Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


The theme for this summer’s reading program is Build a Better World. The kickoff will have face painting, balloons, refreshments, and a petting zoo!

HUGE Summer Events Calendar

Permian Kids Events Calendar – Something for Everyone!

Check out our HUGE updated events calendar for this summer.

There is something for everyone.  Come find your fun – art classes for kids, steel drum camp, sports,  lego, zombies, dance, learn how to cook, swimming, tennis, science, robotics camps, vbs and more!

Many days there are 10-15 activities to choose from, camps to register for, classes to take, or activities to participate in! We’re updating this calendar daily as we hear of new activities around the Permian Basin.

Use our new search and filter feature to find just what you’re looking for.

Thank you to the many volunteer moms who have sent us stuff to include in the calendar.  We love hearing from our readers and hope you keep sending us ideas to share.  If you like it, chances are thousands of other moms and kids will too!

Let’s keep the Permian Basin a great place for Permian Kids and keep our community strong.

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Adult Flow Yoga Session 2

Flow Yoga Session 2 (60 Min – 8 Week Program)
– $80: 8-weeks
– Tuesdays – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
– May 30th – July 25th
– Lawndale Park Community Center, 9201 Rainbow Dr.
– Adult (18-years or older)

* Prorated amount will be on the registration page each week, or drop-in each week.
* Register online and save time at check-in!
– Parks Admin Office, 1100 W. 42nd St.
– Online Registration: Click Here

– 8-Week Class too much? Want to try just one? Drop-In’s are welcome.
– Drop-In On-Site – $15 per class.
– Drop-In’s will register on-site (until full). Capped at 30 spots.

What do I need to bring?
– Items you need to bring:
– Yoga Mat or other comfortable/soft mat to exercise on
– Comfortable clothes – Recommended: yoga pants, fitted or comfortable shirts
– Blocks and Straps (optional, but great to have)

What is Flow Yoga?
Flow yoga is a term given to a style of yoga where the practitioner moves from one pose to the next and the class, or practice, becomes almost like a dance. Generally, each movement in to or out of a posture is made on an inhalation or exhalation, so the yoga unites the breath with the movement in a choreographed sequence. The flowing movements may be combined with some longer holds of certain postures. Flow yoga is also called Vinyasa Flow yoga. (Source:

For more information, please contact us!

Contact Information
Parks and Recreation
1100 W. 42nd Street
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 368-3548

Memorial Day Painting Event – American Hero – Midland

Link to register:

American Hero – Paint & Sip Event for Adults

Join us this Memorial Day to celebrate all of the wonderful & brave men and women who have and do protect us everyday! You will learn step-by-step how to paint this absolutely stunning painting while you kick back, relax and paint your masterpeice in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Invite your friends and get registered now! This painting is in our brand new Kidd’s & Canvas studio. Our studio is BYOB! We have glasses, openers, and ice! Please feel free to bring along anything you would like to drink.

Cost: $35.00 per painter