Business owners need to keep an eye on the date as the deadline to file property tax renditions approaches on Monday.
Property tax renditions need to be filed with the business owner’s county appraisal district. A rendition is a listing of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment, vehicles and other property a business owned or managed as of Jan. 1. This listing is used by the appraisal district to value the business property.
If more than one appraisal district appraises a property, the property owner should file the rendition in each appraisal district office. An extension may be granted by the chief appraiser on written request. Businesses who fail to render property can be penalized 10 percent of the total amount of taxes due.
For more information, call the Property Tax Assistance Division of the Comptroller of Public Accounts at 800-252-9121 or visit tinyurl.com/yyy63co2.
The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled the following events in April.
Monday: 10:30 a.m., Toddler story time.Tuesday: 10 a.m., Storytime and craft (letter W).Wednesday: 2 p.m., Line dancing in the basement.Thursday: 10:30 a.m., Baby story time.Saturday: 3 p.m., Family movie time (call for title).April 8: 10:30 a.m., Toddler story time.April 10: 2:30 p.m., PowerPoint Basics.April 11: 10:30 a.m., Baby story time.April 11: 4:30 p.m., Easter crafts (age pre-kindergarten through sixth grade).April 13: 3 p.m., Family movie time (call for title).April 15: 10:30 a.m., Toddler story time.April 17: 2 p.m., Line dancing in the basement.April 18: 10:30 a.m., Baby story time.April 22: 10:30 a.m., Toddler story time.April 23: 6 p.m., Book Club (call for title).April 25: 10:30 a.m., Baby story time.April 27: 3 p.m., Family movie time (call for title).April 29: 10:30 a.m., Toddler story time.
For more information, call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us.
The Odessa Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a luncheon in honor of the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year and Business Hall of Fame inductees Thursday at the Odessa Country Club.
You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend the luncheon. Tables are limited.
For more information, to register or sponsor the event, call Lynn Van Amburgh at 333-7862, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.odessachamber.com.
Adinvita: School of Design Thinking has scheduled a Permian Basin Storyland Book Character Parade from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday starting at Fourth Street and Lee Avenue and ending on Eight Street and Lee Avenue.
To participate in the parade, register at adinvita.org/school-store. Registration fee is $10.
Adinvita: School of Design Thinking, 619 N. Grant Ave., Suite 200, has scheduled Permian Basin Family Literacy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Adinvita is looking for food trucks, local vendors, non-profits/for-profits, sponsors and volunteers to help create a fun filled day of literacy, games, train rides, STEM learning, local shopping, books to buy from Scholastic, food and more.
For more information, call Cindy Leal at 305-9566, email email@example.com, or visit www.adinvita.org.
The Odessa Animal Control, 910 W. 42nd St., has scheduled a $30 Vaccination Clinic (cash only) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The event will include Bordetella, Rabies and DA2PPV shots and city/county license.
Micro chips will be available for $15.
Dogs and cats are welcomed. All dogs must be leased and cats must be in a carrier.
The third annual BBQ Cook-off and Fundraiser benefitting the Humane Society of Odessa has been scheduled Saturday at Woody’s Lounge, 2704 N. Dixie Blvd.
Judging starts at 1 p.m. Take out plates will be available starting at 5 p.m.
There will be drawings, a silent auction and fun for all.
Awards and prizes will be given for best chicken, pork ribs and brisket.
Registration fee is $45 for one meat and $100 for all three.
Take out plates are $10 each.
For more information, call DeAnn Wilson at 425-2416 or visit www.odessahumanesociety.org.
Ector County Senior Centers have scheduled a trip to Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. on April 8.
The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave. Free breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.
Bring a sack lunch and eat on the bus or eat in a restaurant. Snacks and water will be provided for the bus ride.
Anyone 21 years of age and older is welcome.
Must sign up in advance. Cost is $25 to $40, depending on how many people sign up to go. Payment was due by March 29.
Raffle tickets are currently being sold for $1 for a chance to win a free seat on the bus.
For more information, call 337-5281 or 337-4531.
The Ector County Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave., has scheduled free AARP tax assistance for seniors from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through April 11.
To schedule an appointment, call 337-5281.
Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities has scheduled the second annual Black and White Ball: The Night Circus at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, 5200 E. University Blvd.
There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing and an awards ceremony to honor Ronald Bennett with the Friend of the Arts Award, as well as other volunteers.
Black Tie dress is optional but encouraged.
Tickets are $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Tables and sponsorships are also available.
Proceeds benefit the Odessa Spire Arts Project (old Cloth World sign).
For more information or tickets, call 337-1492, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit odessaarts.org.
The sixth annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot has been scheduled April 25-26 at Windwalker Farms in Stanton.
The event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment and supplies.
Raffle tickets are available for a 2019 Polaris Ranger 500 UTV, a 24 Gun Safe and a 6.5 Creedmoor “American Flag Chassis” rifle.
Tickets are $20 each or six for $100, and can be purchased at the OPD front desk during regular business hours or by calling 335-3322.
The raffle drawing will take place on April 26.
For more information about the event, call 571-3462 or visit www.bustinforbadges.org.
A DEA National Prescription Take Back Day event has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the Odessa Police Department, 205 N. Grant Ave.
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.
ALL prescription, over the counter and pet medication will be accepted. (Liquids must remain in their original bottles and needles/sharps must be safely stored.)
Each proper disposal will receive a ticket for a FREE item from Cliff’s Food Wagon.
The take-back program is anonymous and free.
The Education Foundation of Odessa has scheduled an Inspiration Showcase from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 29 at New Tech Odessa, 300 E. 29th St.
Come see the impact made in ECISD through donor dollars during the 2018-2019 school year.
For more information, call 456-7059 or visit tinyurl.com/y2bp24sp.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ (GFWC) is now accepting applications for the annual Croly Award.
The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women, or simply, the Croly Award, recognizes journalists who best capture the courage, vision and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly.
Deadline to apply is April 30, and the award will be presented later this year at the GFWC Annual Convention in Austin.
Electronic submissions will be accepted online at tinyurl.com/yc73fu7n.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yd6gfaqb.
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans has scheduled Legal Clinics for veterans from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 28, Aug 27 and Nov. 12.
The clinics offer free legal advice to U.S. veterans and their spouses on civil matters including child support/custody, divorce, veterans’ benefits, landlord/tenant, wills/estate planning, federal tax issues, driver’s license restoration and expunctions.
Applicants must schedule an appointment and will be prescreened for financial eligibility.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 686-0647 or visit tinyurl.com/y3kchpx4.
Saturday Morning Club for families with children age 5 years old and younger has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Boys & Girls Club of Odessa, 800 E. 13th St.
Family activities include crafts, games and food. Siblings of all ages are welcome.
Events may be held at other locations some Saturdays. Get weekly updates by texting BGC Odessa to number 313131, and receive a weekly update of time, location and activities.
Call 337-8389 or email email@example.com.
The Permian Basin Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month, except for November and December, at Distinctive Funeral Choices, 1506 N. Grandview Ave.
Call Barbara Wilson at 332-8221 or visit www.permiangen.org or www.facebook.com/permianbasingenealogicalsociety.
The Permian Basin Community Service Organization meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Mi Piaci Italian Restaurant, 2607 N. Grandview Ave. Call 210-7234.
The Monday Senior Bridge Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 13th Street and Adams Avenue.
The Odessa Chapter No. 447 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org.
Permian Basin Depression Glass Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month at First Christian Church, activities building, 601 N. Lee Ave.
The Odessa Optimist Club meets for lunch at noon Fridays in the community room on the second floor of Odessa College’s Student Union Building.
Visitors are welcome.
Area Rotary Clubs meet at the following times:
The Odessa Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Odessa College Joe Zant Community Room. Call 335-6684.The Odessa East Rotary Club meets at noon each Thursday at Ellen Noel Art Museum at 4909 E. University Blvd.
The Greater Odessa Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5321 JBS Parkway. Call 559-9489.
Toastmasters International Club of District 23, Area 63 meets at the following time and place.
Odessa Toastmasters Club No. 7072 meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at BB&T, 618 N. Texas Ave., in the conference room on the second floor.
Call 638-1299 or visit tinyurl.com/ycnsd72m or tinyurl.com/yd9fuyfo.
Area Lions Clubs meet at the following times and places:
The Odessa Westside Lions Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Westwood Baptist Church, 2600 E. Eighth St.The Grandview Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 401 N. West County Road.The Odessa Barrios Lions Club meets at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.The Odessa Downtown Lions Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the club building, 1101 N. Whitaker Ave.The Odessa Ante Meridian Lions Club meets at 8 a.m. Saturdays at Mi Casa Restaurant, 1301 N. West County Road.
The Midland/Odessa Dance Club offers country two-step from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and line dance from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Moose Lodge, 2711 N. Dixie Blvd.
Cost is $1 per person.
Call 978-7722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Texas Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Mondays at 208 E. VFW Lane.
The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in April.
Monday: Johnny & Suzy.April 8: Lonesome Road.April 15: Black Gold.April 22: Lonesome Road.April 29: Showdown.
Bring sandwiches, chips, dips, soup or salad for the Birthday Night potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month.
Admission is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Call Betty Berry at 528-6308.
Ector County Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Northside Senior Center, 1225 N. Adams Ave.
Admission is $5. Visitors are welcome.
The dances are alcohol and smoke free events.
Dogs n Action are currently conducting registrations for a Canine Good Citizen class set for 8 a.m. Saturday Optimist Park tennis court, corner of 37th Street and Grandview Ave.
Deadline to register is Monday.
Classes offered are in basic obedience/CGC and beginner tricks class (must have completed an obedience class or have a CGC title to attend this class).
The West Texas Food Bank, 411 S. Pagewood Ave., has scheduled Kids in the Kitchen classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and April 16.
The free cooking class is open to all elementary aged children. An accompanying adult is required to stay with the child or children for the duration of the class.
Kids will learn about healthy eating habits and fun dishes that they can make.
Giveaways will be offered for each child participant.
A meal will be served at the end of the class for the participants and their supervising adult.
Tuesday: Topic will be healthy snacks. The children will be making trail mix and apple pizzas. Chili and cornbread will be served as the meal after class.April 16: The topic will be ”Fast can be healthy too.” The children will make homemade guacamole to accompany the meal of tacos served at the end of class.
To register, visit tinyurl.com/y3xv8lhy.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yygya42f.
The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Adventures in Art classes for children, ages 6 to 12 years, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days.
April 7: Oil Pastel: Kids will explore the vibrant work of Charles Edward Williams and learn how to work with oil pastels, $20 per child.May 5: Sculpture: Kids will tour the ECISD student show and make a sculpture from unusual materials, $20 per child.
The deadline to register is the Thursday before each class.
Scholarships are available through the Neely Hunter Palmer Memorial Fund.
For more information, call Annie Stanley at 550-9696, ext. 213, email Annie@NoelArtMuseum.org or visit www.noelartmuseum.org.
Interfaith Service (Sewing) Council, 910 S. Grant Ave., is inviting sewers and quilters to participate in open sewing and get assistance with sewing projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Sewing machines (Berninas), quilting rulers and cutters and scissors will be provided.
Thursday is primarily for quilters.
Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at email@example.com.
Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd.
M.A.D. Children has scheduled classes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 810 N. Dixie Blvd.
Register from noon to 6 p.m. daily at M.A.D., 810 N. Dixie Blvd.
Call 272-5834 or 272-5812 or 325-455-4990.
Love To Dance Studio, 2817 JBS Parkway, Suite E-1, has scheduled Ballroom/Latin, Salsa, Bachata, Country Two Step, Belly Dance group and Zumba classes.
Private lessons are also available.
Call 349-1472 or visit www.lovetodancestudio.com.
Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico Dance Studio, 333 S, Texas Ave., has scheduled Folklorico dance classes for all ages.
For the current class schedule, call 438-2590.
Silver Spur Gun & Knife Show has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena, Pavilion & Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.
Midland Senior Center, 3303 W. Illinois Ave., No. 18, Midland, has scheduled an Easter dance with DJ Frank Sandoval from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 12.
Admission is $5.
For more information, call 681-7636.
Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art, 100 N. Main St., Suite 102, Midland, has scheduled a First Thursday Art & Wine Soirée from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.
There will be works from more than 30 artists, complimentary wine and lite bites.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the parking garage off Texas Avenue, behind Wall Street Lofts.
The Midland Humane Coalition will be administering microchips at Yappy Hour from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at The Beer Garden, 7112 W. Highway 80, Midland.
The cost is $20 per chip.
Profits go towards helping homeless pets find their forever homes.
The chip website to register pets is www.idtag.com.
For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y8k8w98z.
The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, has scheduled free watch and learn demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 9, May 14 and June 11.
Call 699-3209 or 687-6854 or visit www.paletteclubmidland.com.
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled a meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive, Midland, in the fellowship hall.
The topic will be Art Quilts and there will be a lecture and trunk show by Lola Jenkins, Master Quilt Artist from Omaha, Neb.
Call 425-3476 or visit www.midlandquiltersguild.com.
Midland-Odessa Dance Club has scheduled its annual dance workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 4601 Neely Ave., Midland.
Love to Dance Studio will present Country Two Step and Waltz lessons.
Cost is $20. Lunch and door prizes are included.
The evening dance will feature Lonesome Road from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Ballroom.
Admission is $10 per person. Bring snacks for your table.
Alcohol and smoking are not allowed.
For more information, call Max King at 631-6125.
The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays.
Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects.
The Midland Desk and Derrick Club, a member of the international Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, meets the second Thursday of each month at Ranchland Country Club, 1600 E. Wadley Ave., Midland.
Social hour starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the program.
Dinner is $20 and is optional. Reservations are required.
Programs are educational in nature and focus on the oil and gas industry. Annual dues are $60.
Call Joyce Nolly at 889-4426 or email Brenda Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for open mic night at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday Saturday of each month at Brew Street, 4610 North Garfield, Midland.
The society and others will be sharing poetry, spoken word, music and comedy. Admission is free.
Permian Basin Poetry Society meets for a writer’s round table at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Brew Street, 4610 North Garfield, Midland.
Writers of all genres are welcome. Admission is free.
The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second Tuesday of each month. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint.
Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled in the portable building at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland, at the following times:
Mondays: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12 Step Study.Saturdays: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Topic Meeting.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Toastmasters International Clubs of District 44, Areas 11 and 12 have meetings at the following times and places.
Odessa Toastmasters Club meets at noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at BB&T Bank, second floor conference room, 618 N. Texas Ave.Permian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursdays at Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 208 S. Marienfeld St. Midland.Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, room 228, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland.Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., Midland.West Texas Talkers meets at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays at Pioneer Midland Claydesta, conference room, 3617 N. Big Spring St., Midland.
The Permian Basin Dance Club has scheduled dance nights with a live band from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Downtown Lions Club, 200 Plaza St., Midland.
The following live bands have been scheduled to perform in April.
Tuesday: Lonesome Road.April 9: Tommy & The Boys.April 16: Johnny & Suzy.April 23: Black Gold.April 30: Showdown.
Admission is $8 for members and $10 for guests.
Call 631-6125 or email email@example.com.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots – Robotics and Engineering Fun Lab for students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.
Tuesday and May 7: Kindergarten through second grade.April 16 and May 21: Third grade through sixth grade.
Equipment used includes Lego Robotics, Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros and NEW Tetrix Prime and Kubo.
The cost per student for each class is $25 for Petroleum Museum members and $30 for non-members.
Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.
The Midland Quilters Guild has scheduled a “Fantasy Collage” Quilt workshop taught by Lola Jenkins, Master Quilt Artist from Omaha, Neb., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 1305 N. Midland Drive.
Jenkins will discuss how to create a landscape or abstract art quilt and teach participants how to tap into their childhood imagination using the spontaneous side of their brain to make a spectacular fantasy landscape collage. There is no pattern for the class and no sewing machine is required.
Registration is limited to 20 students. A fee will be charged for the workshop.
For more information or to register, call Peggy Byrom at 528-9458, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/y3zvk8zf.
West Texas Food Bank, 1601 Westcliff Drive, Midland, has scheduled a free Brown Bag Gardening Series from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
Drop by at noon, and enjoy an hour filled with a variety of information on gardening topics for vegetable gardens, lawns and trees, recycling and more.
For more information, call 697-4003 or visit www.wtxfoodbank.org.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20 West, Midland, has scheduled STEAM Sprouts, a new STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) educational program for children ages 4-5, on Mondays, through April 22.
There are two time options to choose from, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children may attend only during the time they are registered for.
The program will engage pre-school children in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges. The theme for this spring is Lego Steam Park. Kids will learn about artistic design, performing arts and probability in a carnival-themed experience building boats, ferris wheels, gears and guessing wheels.
Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for the six-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for non-members.
Call 683-4403 or visit www.pbpetro.org.
Lacy J Pilates & Fitness Studio, 3211 W. Wadley Ave., Suite 13, Midland, has scheduled a variety of group classes including the original Chair30, Barre30, Core30, a variety of yoga and Zumba.
Classes are available for all levels and ages throughout the day.
For the current schedule or information, visit www.lacyjpilates.com.
The University of Texas Permian Basin Small Business Development Center has scheduled QuickBooks classes from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Wednesday of each month at the SBDC office at the CEED Building, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland.
Art Quest, 700 Andrews Highway, Ste. D, Midland, is offering classes for children and adults on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week.
Cost is $75 per month for each child (includes supplies) and $70 per month for adults.
Class schedules and descriptions are available online.
Call 682-2469 or visit www.artquesttx.com.
Andrews Senior Center, 310 W. Broadway St., Andrews, has scheduled a dance from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 15.
For more information, call 432-523-5911.
Helping Hands Support Group for the West Texas Desert Council of the American Council of the Blind meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizen Center, 1010 W. 14th St., Fort Stockton. Call 432-336-3648 or 432-290-2966.
The Rotary Club meets at noon Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church.
The Rotary Club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Pecos Valley Country Club.