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97 Gold Top Things To Do This Week

TOP THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK ~ JUNE 17-23, 2024


MONDAY 6/17
Odessa YMCA Summer Camp 2024 June 17-21. The summer program focuses on fostering leadership skills, boosting self-esteem, and nurturing team-building abilities while having a blast. Campers ages 6 to 12 will attend a daily summer camp. Check in at 1:00 p.m. at the Odessa YMCA, and our day of fun ends at 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO HERE

Adult Coloring Group! Come relax and enjoy some adult coloring time at Midland County Public Libraries Centennial Library, 3-4PM. This event is free and open to the public. MORE DETAILS HERE.  

Kids College at Midland College! Week 3 Monday- Thursdays 1PM-4:45PM at Midland College for kids who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE.


TUESDAY 6/18
Color Your Family Tree! Come and fill in a Family Tree page then color it! 4-5:30PM at Ector County Public Library, 321 W 5th Street in downtown Odessa. This event is free and open to the public. MORE INFORMATION HERE

4-Day LEGO Robotics Workshop at Museum of the Southwest! Grab a friend, make a team, and create your own robot! 1-4PM Tuesday- Friday in the Durham Children’s Museum of Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W Missouri Ave in Midland. DETAILS HERE

Midland Rockhounds v Frisco Rough Riders! Tuesday- 2 for 1 tickets / Wednesday – Weiner Wednesday / Thursday – Thirsty Thursday / Friday – Kids run the bases / Saturday – Pirates and Princesses Night and post-game fireworks / Sunday – Umbrella giveaway and kids run the bases. TICKETS AND MORE DETAILS HERE

Family Swim Night! Make a splash with the family and join us every Tuesday at Washington Aquatic Center from 7-9PM for a fun filled night of swimming with the family. 1601 E Indiana Ave in Midland.  MORE INFORMATION HERE.


THURSDAY 6/20
Open Mic Night at The Destination! FREE community open mic night, hosted by Christy Lewis and Alan Castillejos.  Bring your instrument or voice and showcase your skills on stage. Doors open at 6pm. 1705 W Industrial in Midland. Family and pet friendly. Bar service and food trucks are always available on site.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Read to Felix! Come to the 3rd Floor Children’s Department, grab a book and read to the special friend of the library, Felix the Therapy Dog. He loves to be read to by any and all readers! 4-5PM at Ector County Library Children’s Department, 321 W 5th St in downtown Odessa. MORE DETAILS HERE

Family Swim Night! Make a splash with the family and join us every Thursday from 7-9PM at Doug Russell Pool for a fun filled night of swimming with the family. 900 N Midland Dr in Midland. ADDITIONAL INFO HERE.  

Third Thursday Reading Program at the Bush Family Home State Historic Site! 5:30 pm-6:45 pm, the special guest reader will be Jason Green, the Director of the upcoming Zoo Midland, who will be reading this month’s featured book: Brave like the Buffalo By Melissa Allan and Jadyn Fischer-McNab. The event will be held at the Bush Family Home State Historic Site for children of all ages! Children in attendance will receive a free copy of our featured book, will have a chance to ask Jason Green about the future zoo which is coming to Midland, and will participate in activities relating to the theme of the book! This program is brought to the public free through the Laura Bush Literacy Program. DETAILS HERE

The Longest Day Fundraiser! The Longest Day, unites thousands globally to fight Alzheimer’s by raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Manor Park is contributing with a Cornhole game from 7 am to 7 pm, highlighting the long, challenging days faced by those affected by the disease. For a $20 donation, teams of two can sign up to play a 30-minute time slot starting at 7am. All proceeds go to the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 2208 N Loop 250 W in Midland. For more information on how to participate, reach Michael at 432-699-3411 or Mbarrientos@manorparkinc.org

West Texas Oil & Gas Job Fair! Get ready for an exceptional Oil & Gas multi-company hiring event! Meet in-person with numerous companies offering competitive salaries, unparalleled perks, and positions tailored to all skill and experience levels. 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion. Companies attending include: Oxy, Western Midstream, Railroad Commission of Texas, Goodwill and more. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, this event paves the way to success. Mark your calendar and secure your future in the industry! REGISTER AND GET DETAILS HERE.


FRIDAY 6/21
Friday Night Live at The Destination: Gone by Nin9! Gone by Nin9 is a local Alt Rock Band, influenced by the community, culture, and sounds of their hometown, they perform music that speaks to fans across the musical spectrum.   Friday Night Live features local bands & there is always no cover! Doors open 7 music starts at 8pm. Bar service and food trucks are always available.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Free Summer Pool Party! Join Odessa Parks & Rec at Woodson Aquatic Center for yard games, giveaways, watermelon, music and of course, swimming!  This is a FREE event.  7:30-9:30PM at Woodson Aquatic Center, 1020 E Murphy St in Odessa. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE

Taylor Shines at The Wagner Noel! Taylor Shines-The Laser Spectacular, hosted by electrifying DJs, is two hours of non-stop Taylor Swift hits seamlessly blended with the world-famous touring Laser Spectacular & Light show! The show also features large-screen video projection, 3-D glasses, and all the mind-bending effects the Laser Spectacular is famous for. Doors open at 6:30 and the event begins at 7:30PM. TICKETS AND INFO HERE.  

Andrews Movie in the Park! 8:30pm, showing Kung Fu Panda 4. A fun event for all ages, happening at Pioneer Park. Movie night and FREE popcorn. MORE DETAILS HERE.


SATURDAY 6/22
Senior Life Midland Annual Meals On Wheel’s Fan Drive Senior Life Midland is excited to be a part of the solution of helping our homebound seniors beat the West Texas heat with the annual Meals on Wheel’s Fan Drive benefitting our homebound seniors. Drop off fans 9am-noon at Senior Life Midland, 3301 Sinclair Ave.. You can purchase an oscillating fan or tower fan and donate directly to Meals on Wheels at the Senior Life Midland office. For so many homebound, these fans are the only relief they feel from the HOT West Texas Heat!  INFORMATION HERE.

Midland Downtown Farmers Market! 404 N Colorado St. – Midland, TX.
MDFM is Open: Every Saturday, Rain or Shine, 8:00am to 12:00pm. Our Vendors are required to make or grow all their products. This means that what you buy at MDFM is local, and you are supporting your community! Dogs on a leash are welcomed. MORE DETAILS HERE

Storytime: Backyard Bugs at Museum of the Southwest! Cozy up in their calming room for a sweet Saturday morning Storytime! 11-11:30AM at Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W Missouri in the Durham Children’s Museum. Young children love to look at bugs. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts. It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. No registration required! ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HERE

Movies in the Park! Catch a flick on the field! Odessa Parks & Rec will be showing The Little Mermaid (2023) at Floyd Gwin Soccer Fields. Community members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and other goodies will be sold there. Movie will start as the sun goes down! 7PM at Floyd Gwin Soccer Fields, 1015 N West Co Rd in Odessa. MORE DETAILS HERE.


SUNDAY 6/23

Museum of the Southwest FREE Summer Lawn Concert Series! Week 4 features Small Town!  Pull out a lawn chair, bring along some refreshments or check out the food trucks, and enjoy live music on the front lawn of the Historic Turner Mansion! Enjoy this week’s entertainment, Small Town, covering great hits from country, classic, rock and more!The concerts are free and open to everyone – gates open at 6:00pm. Music starts at 7:00pm. Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W Missouri Ave in Midland.  MORE INFO HERE



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