Events

Midland Christmas Parade postponed due to weather

As the weather has the possibility to be icy the City of Midland has made the decision to move the parade to a later date.

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

Odessa Chamber of Commerce holding Holiday Open House

Betenbough New Home Center hosting free Christmas event

Midland College holds Holiday Evening event

Midland Victims Coalition holding Christmas Memorial Tree dedication

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

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  Midland Fair Havens holding Gingerbread Haven fundraiser

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

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

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.

City of Midland schedules Christmas tree lighting, parade

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

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

Cactus House holding Local Comedy Showcase

Midland County Greater Works holding 2018 Turkey Trot

Museum of the Southwest hosts Christmas at the Mansion preview party

Petroleum Museum holds final Building Bots event of 2018

West Texas organizations offer free Thanksgiving, holiday meals

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.

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.

Jenna Bush Hager to speak at Buckner International fundraiser in Midland

Jenna Bush Hager will be at the Buckner International’s annual fundraiser in Midland. The moderated Q&A will focus around Bush Hager’s thoughts on family values, the impact her parents had on her life and the importance of nonprofits to strengthen families and serve the community.

Send us your awesome pumpkins!

We want to see the best pumpkins around town!

OC Theatre to perform comedy ‘Dearly Beloved’

The Odessa College Theatre will be performing Dearly Beloved – A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 at the theatre, 201 W. University Blvd.

Ellen Noël to host free Dia de los Muertos art day

The Ellen Noël Art Museum will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos Community Art Day on Nov. 3. This free family event was made to celebrate and educate people of the traditions and customs of this holiday.

Merry Marketplace returns to Odessa from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4

The Junior League of Odessa is hosting their 36th Annual Merry Marketplace. Guests can enjoy this week-long shopping event from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Hwy. This year’s theme is A Cozy Christmas.

H-E-B Feast of Sharing tour begins in November

H-E-B’s annual Feasts of Sharing will begin in November. Feast of Sharing is an event hosted by H-E-B where they provide holiday meals and good cheer to Texas communities.

Gamer helps raise funds for Medical Center Hospital

Gamer David Lasater will be playing in Extra Life Game Day to raise money for Medical Center Hospital.Lasater has raised $1,815 so far, but his goal is $2,500 which he is looking to reach on Nov. 3.

MCH Stroke Support Group to host ‘Pamper-Me Potluck’

Medical Center Hospital’s Stroke Support Group will be hosting the annual “Pamper-Me Potluck.” Guests can bring their family and a covered dish to receive helpful information, pampering and more.

Bully Beds holding Halloween Spooktacular

There will be a costume contest, music and a pinup/pitbull kissing booth hosted by the Pink Ladies.

Junior League of Midland holding Next to New Rummage Sale

Funds from the sale will support the Junior League’s programs which benefit children in the community.

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.

Ellen Noël Art Museum hosts Altered Book Workshop

If you have a love for one-of-a-kind journals, this workshop is for you.

Permian Basin Weekend 10/26-10/28: 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 26 through October 28.

Midland YMCA holds Halloween Carnival

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

Mid-Cities Serves plans 28 projects in one day to improve community

Mid-Cities Community church is partnering with several organizations to help make a difference with 700 people volunteering.

Rooster’s Diner hosts Pooches on the Patio event

Attendees can bring their dogs to the event in costume to enjoy the Halloween fun.

Business challenge gives Odessa entrepreneurs chance to start, grow businesses

The 5-month program overseen by the Small Business Development Center of UTPB and funded by the Odessa Development Corporation gives people a chance to earn a share of $350,000.

Bubba’s 33 offering free lunch to veterans, active US Military members

Bubba’s 33 is offering free Veteran’s Day lunch to those who have served the country.

Midland Downtown Farmers’ Market summer season to end Oct. 27

Midland’s Downtown Farmers’ Market summer season ends on Oct. 27. All the vendors at the market grow their own products to ensure that all sales at MDFM are local and support the community.

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.

35th Annual Taste of Permian Basin returns Oct. 25

The 35th Annual Taste of the Permian Basin is returning on Oct. 25. Guests can enjoy all you can eat samples from more than 30 Permian Basin restaurants. There will also be a cash only bar.

U.S. Air Force Band to perform at Wagner Noël

The United States Air Force Band will be preforming at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and includes music from the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants of Washington D.C.

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.

MCT presents ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’

'Til Beth Do Us Part' is a fun and zany comedy about marriage that audiences are sure to enjoy.

Target hosting PAW Patrol Halloween event

Kids are invited to come to the store in costume and trick-or-treat their way through the store, as well as watch an exclusive episode of PAW Patrol.

Emmy-Winning TV Producer With Basin Ties to Headline Banquet

The banquet provides funding for the non-profit’s efforts which include promoting the well-being of the Permian Basin and serving as the premier Hispanic healthcare advocacy group.

Women’s Energy Network encourages young women to attend college during Young Women Energized

Over $20,000 in scholarships is anticipated, sponsored by Concho, Pioneer, Apache, Diamondback, Baker Hughes, Kelly Hart and Hallman LLP, and Susan Richardson.

Midland Downtown Lions Club hosts 3rd annual Readathon

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