Events

Permian Basin Weekend 1/18-1/20: 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 January 18 through January 20.

Petroleum Museum hosts UTPB professor for Lunch & Lecture series

Basin PBS holds free Digital Workshop

Ellen Noel Art Museum holding Fashion Camp

Midland Community Theatre holds first annual bag shop

Bean & Grape hosting wine tasting event

West Texas Bridal holds Wedding Expo

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

Hiring event seeks oil & gas, transportation applicants

Envoy Air holding hiring event at Midland Airport

Midland County Library to host Winston Churchill leadership expert

‘Sesame Street Live!’ to perform at Wagner Noel

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

Midland Humane Coalition cancels ‘Yappy’ Hour' microchip clinic due to weather

The next Yappy Hour will be February 7, as the clinic takes place on the first Thursday of each month.

Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo returns to Odessa

Included in the events are multiple Kids Rodeos, a Junior Livestock sale, Team and Match Roping and much more.

Arts Council of Midland hosts artist with West Texas ties for first artist exhibit of 2019

Walker has West Texas roots, growing up in West Texas. He spent much of his time in ranching country and Kerrville as well as studying at Texas Tech.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/28-12/30: 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 28 through December 30.

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

Vitalant hosting Holiday Heroes Blood Drive

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

City of Odessa presents Phone Calls to Santa

Museum of the Big Bend to present ‘The Upshaws of County Line’ exhibit

Odessa Fire Rescue competes in Battle of the Badges blood drive

City of Midland schedules Christmas tree lighting, parade

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

West Texas Food Bank prepares for Empty Bowls 2019

Friday, the West Texas Food Bank announced the 19th Annual Empty Bowls event scheduled for January 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the West Texas Food Bank Facility in Odessa.

Midland Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 15

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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 Soup Kitchen Ministry hosts Christmas Lunch

The Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry will hold a Christmas Lunch Dec. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Harmony Science Academy students to showcase science projects at Jackalopes game

Projects that will be featured include ways to check blood pressure, a “hover board” and many more.

Petroleum Museum hosting local acapella group for lecture series

The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on December 18. Admission is free and drinks and desserts will be provided, though attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.

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.

Pease Elementary hosting Coffee with a Cop

The school hopes this event will help to build relationships between officers and ECISD students.

Museum of the Southwest holding Open House for Christmas at the Mansion

Attendees at the free event will be able to listen to performances by local musicians, enjoy holiday-themed crafts, see the decorated campus and visit Santa.

Permian Basin Weekend 12/7-12/9: 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 7 through December 9.

FirstCapital Bank of Texas, KWEL Radio holding ‘Holiday Magic’ event

Attendees will be able to enjoy cookies and wassail at each event while various musicians perform.

Odessa Chamber of Commerce holding Holiday Open House

The event will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature drinks and appetizers from local restaurants.

Betenbough New Home Center hosting free Christmas event

Featured at this event will be cocoa, cookies, reindeer crafts and limo rides.

Midland College holds Holiday Evening event

The evening will include Frito Pie for sale, hayrides, an MC student art show and music by the MC Jazz Ensemble. Santa Claus will be there to visit with children and take pictures.

Midland Victims Coalition holding Christmas Memorial Tree dedication

The Christmas Memorial Tree dedication on December 4 will be in honor of victims who lost their lives to crime.

Greenwood Elementary holding 3rd annual Winter Learn-A-Land

Featured at the event will be Reindeer Games, homemade ornaments and an appearance from Santa Claus and the Grinch.

Midland Fair Havens holding Gingerbread Haven fundraiser

During the Gingerbread Haven you can come decorate a gingerbread house as a keepsake for your Christmas.The event will also feature the chance to enter to win a “celebrity-designed” gingerbread house.

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

Attendees will be able to create an original, edible work of holiday art to take home with them. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Permian Basin Weekend 11/30-12/2: 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 November 30 through December 2.

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

The show, based on the popular book series by Barbara Park, is a fun Christmas musical for children and adults alike.

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.

Ultimate Tool and Safety teams up with Odessa Jackalopes for toy drive

Those who bring a toy for the drive will be eligible for a $2 off of a regular-priced ticket for the Jackalopes games on those dates.

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.

FM 1788, Highway 80 overpass reopened after accident

Drivers are encouraged to find alternate route and use caution while in the area.

Multiple vendors, door prizes available during Holiday Sip and Shop

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can come out and enjoy refreshments as you browse the vendors available.

UTPB holding 2018 Santa Fun Run

Runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite holiday character, such as elves, reindeer or even Santa Claus himself.

Cactus House holding Local Comedy Showcase

The night of comedy will feature numerous local comedians for a night full of laughter.

Midland County Greater Works holding 2018 Turkey Trot

Midland County Greater Works helps to feed the low income elderly and disabled in Midland.

Museum of the Southwest hosts Christmas at the Mansion preview party

The preview party will kick off the holiday celebration and feature music, cocktails and dinner.

Petroleum Museum holds final Building Bots event of 2018

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

West Texas organizations offer free Thanksgiving, holiday meals

If you are struggling financially this holiday season, you can still enjoy a Thanksgiving/holiday meal.

Permian Basin Thanksgiving: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do the week of Thanksgiving? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience November 19 through November 24.

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.

Southwest 66 Credit Union holding grand opening for new Midland branch

Attendees will have the opportunity to win the $50,000 by correctly guessing and entering a six-digit code into a prize vault.

25th annual ARTWALK returns to Alpine

ARTWALK will feature live music, vendors, food trucks and more.

Permian Basin Weekend 11/16-11/18: 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 November 16 through November 18.

Heritage Museum holding ornament making class

Attendees will be able to make a special collage ornament as well as a hand-painted glass ornament.

Petroleum Museum hosts lecture discussing Texans' impact in World War I

The Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum will be giving a lecture covering Texans' impact on the Great War.

Petroleum Museum hosting Midland County Library literacy advocate for lecture

The lecture is free and drinks and dessert are provided but attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

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.

Mega Truck Show to benefit Hunt for Heros

The event is free to the public and the festivities will begin with a flag-raising ceremony using a flag so large, it had to be approved by the FAA and use a 450 ton crane.

Art gallery opens in downtown Midland

A brand-new art gallery is opening its doors in the heart of Midland.

‘Raisin' for Rangers’ raise money for children battling cancer in Greenwood

After learning five children and their families were fighting the battle against cancer, the community came together to raise funds.

9 children get forever homes on National Adoption Day in Midland

Every year on National Adoption Day smiles fill children’s faces as they make the transition from foster case to forever homes.

OPD Honor Guard honors fallen deputy in Waller Co.

OPD Honor Guard Attends Funeral for Fallen Waller County Deputy

NewsWest 9, Salvation Army kick off annual Christmas Toy Drive

NewsWest 9 and the Salvation Army are kicking off their annual Toy Drive for the 26th year.

Odessa dentists offering free dental services to Veterans

The event will be held Nov. 9 from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 2478 E. 11the Street in Odessa.

Midland ISD hosts Veterans Day celebration

Nearly 200 students from groups at Midland High, Lee High, and Bowie Fine Arts Academy will perform in honor of those who have served our country.

Permian Basin Weekend 11/2-11/4: 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 November 2 through November 4.

Midland Colleges hosts November First Friday Lecture

Dr. Mustafa Amin will be discussing science, math and astronomy during this free lecture.

West Texas Food Bank holding holiday plant based-food demo

Although the November event is sold out, the West Texas Food Bank and Healthy City often offer many cooking demos and other events.

Ellen Noel Art Museum holding Knit & Stitch Series

Knitters, crocheters and quilters are welcome to join the free event.

Midland Humane Coalition provides $20 microchips for pets at ‘Yappy Hour’

For only $20 you can get your dog or cat microchipped on Thursday at Beer Garden in Midland.

The Maverick Players presents ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’

Set in Savannah Georgia, "The Savannah Sipping Society" centers on four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their daily routines.

Petroleum Museum hosts Family Science Night: Mad Science

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

Wild horse, burro adoption event coming to Odessa

Have you ever dreamed of owning your very own horse? Now you can!

Donations still needed for 2018 Back the Blue party

The Back the Blue party is a way to show support for local law enforcement.