Fun For Kids

  Midland Downtown Lion’s Club hosts Pancake Jamboree

For $7, you’ll get music, dancing, all-you-can eat pancakes and more.

Basin PBS hosting free Tutu Tea Party

Permian Basin Weekend 2/1-2/3: Events for the whole family

Permian Basin Weekend 1/25-1/27: Events for the whole family

Midland Community Theatre to present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Petroleum Museum holds first Family Science Night of 2019

Ellen Noel Art Museum holding Fashion Camp

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Permian Basin Weekend 1/11-1/13: Events for the whole family

‘Sesame Street Live!’ to perform at Wagner Noel

Permian Basin Weekend 1/4-1/6: Events for the whole family

Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo returns to Odessa

George W. Bush Childhood Home hosting first reading program of 2019

Permian Basin Weekend 12/21-12/23: Events for the whole family

  City of Odessa presents Phone Calls to Santa

From 6 to 9 p.m. on December 20, you can call a special number and let your child speak to Santa, Mrs. Claus or an elf.

City of Midland schedules Christmas tree lighting, parade

The theme for this year's parade is “Christmas in Boomtown”.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/14-12/16: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience December 14 through December 16.

Midland YMCA holding Parent’s Day Out

The event is intended to allow parents the opportunity to do their Christmas shopping or wrap their presents without the children underfoot.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/7-12/9: Events for the whole family

Betenbough New Home Center hosting free Christmas event

Midland College holds Holiday Evening event

Museum of the Southwest holding Gingerbread Workshop for ‘Christmas at the Mansion’

Permian Basin Weekend 11/30-12/2: Events for the whole family

Permian Playhouse opens ‘Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells’

  Very Merry Midland to feature giant display with city’s largest teddy bear

Featured at the event will be many activities and sights, including Midland’s largest teddy bear, measuring at 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide.

Annual Tree Lighting to kick off Starbright Village Christmas celebration in Odessa

The Christmas tree lighting will also signal the opening of Starbright Village, the beautiful display of lighted Christmas scenes in McKinney Park.

Petroleum Museum holds final Building Bots event of 2018

Building Bots teaches children about STEAM principles using Lego Robotics, Ozobots and more.

Santa Claus to arrive by helicopter at Music City Mall

Children will be able to watch Santa arrive, have hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy face painting and balloon animals all for free.

Sibley Nature Center holding Tales and Trails program for young children

The program is open to those aged two to four and is free with a suggested donation of $2.

Petroleum Museum hosts Family Science Night: Mad Science

NewsWest 9 will be at the event so be sure to stop by and say hello!

OPD, OFD team up for Trunk or Treat event

Odessa police and firemen are teaming up to hand out candy safely to children on Halloween.

Send us your awesome pumpkins!

We want to see the best pumpkins around town!

UTPB holding annual Halloween Carnival

Admission is $1 per person and game tickets are 25 cents each.

Ashley Home Store in Midland holding Halloween Kids Fest

Children will be able to collect candy from local vendors, win prizes and enjoy activities.

Midland YMCA holds Halloween Carnival

The Midland YMCA is holding a Halloween Carnival on October 26.

High Sky Children’s Ranch break ground for new shelter, administration building, Frank Cremer Therapy Center

This groundbreaking is the culmination of an $11 million dollar Capital Campaign that was completed in just under 7 months, with the help of local individuals, foundations, and oil companies.

Ector County Library to host Science in the Park

The Ector County Library will be hosting Science in the Park. They will be doing simple science experiments to teach children the fun of science.

Sibley Nature Center transforms for Halloween

This event will feature games, pumpkin carving and, if you’re brave, live snakes.

Permian Basin Weekend: 10/19-10/21: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience October 19 through October 21.

Friends of Ector County Library holding used book sale

During the sale hardback books will be $1 and paperback books only 50 cents.

Midland Downtown Lions Club hosts 3rd annual Readathon

Children can attend the event for free and walk away with at least three books.

George W. Bush Childhood Home holds October Third Thursday Reading event

October’s book is “The Night Before Halloween” by Natasha Wing.

4th Annual Texas Tech Lacrosse Mini-Camp

West Texas Lacrosse will be hosting its 4th Annual Texas Tech Mini-Camp on Sunday, October 28.

Petroleum Museum holds Building Bots program

The program teaches children STEM foundations through robotic creative design and team building and helps interest children in science.

‘Kids in the Kitchen’ classes teach children basics of healthy food choices

Participants in the classes will learn the basics of healthy food choices and meal preparation and be eligible to win door prizes and giveaways.

Basin PBS announce 2018 Student Short Film Festival

Qualifying submissions will be no longer than eight minutes, completed after August 29, and fall into one of these categories: Narrative, Documentary, Journalism, PSA, Animation or a Basin PBS Special "Bullying."

  Chickn4U partners with West Texas Food Bank for ‘H.A.M.’

A percentage of any purchase made at either Odessa Chickn4U location during the month of September will go to the West Texas Food Bank as part of Hunger Action Month.

Ellen Noël Art Museum hosts summer art camps

Camp themes range from ceramic and art and imagination to zoology and 3D design.

Midland County Public Library hosts book clubs for all ages

The Midland County Public Library is hosting several book clubs for those who are looking to read more this summer.