Gingerbread Haven, Zach Williams concert on this week’s event list


Midland Development Corp.

10 a.m. on Monday

Midland Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

303 West Wall Street, Suite 200

Planning and Zoning Commission

3:30 p.m. Monday

Council Chamber, Town Hall

300 N., Loraine Street

Midland ISD

(meeting on the future of YLWA)

5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Washington STEM Academy

1800 E. Wall Street

Gingerbread Haven

Midland Fair Havens Presents It 10e annual Gingerbread Haven event Tuesday at the Horseshoe in Midland.

Over 2000 guests will be in attendance, decorating large gingerbread houses with 2 tons of candy. This is a colorful and fun event that supports Midland Fair Havens, a transitional shelter for women and children, determined to become independent and self-sufficient.

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MCSO organizes “Horseshoe Christmas”

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with local nonprofit organizations to host a ‘Horseshoe Christmas’.

The free event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on December 18. A production will take place at 7 p.m. It will feature a Santa Claus, a live nativity scene, and arts and crafts activities. Inner Court and JK Dance Studio will perform their Christmas music production live.

“MCSO’s hope is that when the kids come out home, they’ll each leave with a gift,” according to a press release from Midland County. “Please help us by asking our community to drop off an unpacked toy at all of the addresses listed. “

Anyone wishing to donate unwrapped toys for the occasion can drop them off at the designated places. Toy barrels can be found at:

Midland County Sheriff’s Office 400 S. Main St.

Midland County Annex, 2110 N. “A” St.

Dollar General 3305 W. Front St.

General Dollar, 1904 Rankin Highway

Dollar General, 10404 FM 307

Mulberry Café 2101 W. Wadley, office 8

Community calendar


December market, 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Café des Jardins.

Breakfast with Santa Claus, 9 am Saturday, Hotel settles down.

Take. St. Market, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Micro Market.

Anthus Christmas Party, Saturday 5 p.m., 4425 W. Wadley Ave.

Jingle Bell Run, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Scharbauer Elementary.

Winter Wonderland – West Texas Shopping Expo, December 10-11, Horseshoe.

The 2021 All American Christmas Parade, presented by the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Division, at 6:30 pm December 11. Registration forms are available at the MLK Jr. Community Center (2300 Butternut Ln.), The Parks Office (2701 W. Elizabeth), or online at

Somewhere in your Silent Night, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 12, First Baptist Church of Midland.

Christmas on the Green, 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2905 E. Highway 80.

Night at the stable, 3 p.m. on December 18, Connection Christian Church.

Non-profit organizations

Nutcracker brunch, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Musée du Sud-Ouest.

Casa de Amigos: Seventh Annual Tree Festival, Saturday 2:45 p.m., Centennial Library.

MOSC Pops – Sounds of the Season, 7 p.m. Saturday, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Christmas lunch, Monday from noon to 1 p.m., Musée du Sud-Ouest.

Ducks and Symbols of Power: Contemporary Print Opening Reception, 5:15 – 7 p.m. Monday, 1506 W. Illinois Ave.

10th Annual Gingerbread Haven to benefit Midland Fair Havens, Tuesday. In line:

The Gallery at MSS Holiday Opening, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Midland Shared Spaces.

ReinBeer X, Wednesday 7 pm-10pm, Musée du Sud-Ouest.

Theater Thursday “Night on Earthâ€, 6:00 pm, December 9, Sibley Nature Center.

Mariachi Christmas, 6:30 p.m., December 9, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

MOSC presents Lone Star Brass, 7:30 p.m. December 9, Midland College – Wagner Brown Auditorium.

Holiday tea, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 10, Musée du Sud-Ouest.

11e Torino’s annual toy drive to benefit High Sky Children’s Ranch, Boys and Girls Club, West Texas CASA and Toys 4 Tots, 8 p.m. December 10, Torino’s Pizzabar.

Story Time Tales and Trails, 10 a.m. December 11, Sibley Nature Center.

Trains and trucks, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 11, Musée du Sud-Ouest.

Gingerbread workshop, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. December 11, Musée du Sud-Ouest.

Christmas at the Brown-Dorsey House, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 12, 213 Weatherford St.

Upcycle Christmas Ornament 3:30 p.m. December 16, Midland Town Center Library.

Third Reading Thursday, December 16, 4:30 p.m., Bush Childhood Home.

Annual Christmas Community Breakfast, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. December 20, Midland Soup Kitchen Ministry.

Entertainment Calendar.

Zach Williams “I Don’t Want Christmas To End”, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

“A Texas Christmas Carol,†7:00 p.m. December 9-11 and 2:00 p.m. December 11-12, Midland High School.

Eslabon Armado y Los Anchondo, 7 p.m. December 10, La Hacienda Event Center.

ZZ Top, 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Midland Community Band Christmas Concert, 2:30 p.m., December 12, Wagner-Brown Auditorium in the Allison Fine Arts Building. Featured guests are the ground choir of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

STOMP – Broadway in the Basin, 7:30 p.m. December 13, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Midland Festival Ballet presents The Nutcracker from December 18 to 19 at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Lightwire Theater Presents “A Very Elegant Christmas,†7:30 pm December 20, Wagner Noel Performing Arts.

Weekly activities

Weekly Midland Community Band rehearsals, Mondays 7-9 p.m., Allison Fine Arts Music Hall, Midland College. All ages and all instruments are welcome.

Holiday recycling

When the holidays are over, don’t forget the recycling opportunities.

Keep Midland Beautiful reminds residents of the possibility of recycling:

  • trees cut into mulch
  • newspaper wrapping paper
  • cardboard
  • aluminum
  • plastics n ° 1 and 2

Midlanders can bring their recycling in all seasons to the Citizen Collection Station, 4100 Smith Road (north of ClayDesta). The station’s opening hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Expiration dates

If shipping cards and gifts for Christmas, here are the times recommended by the United States Postal Service.

USPS Retail Ground Service, December 15

First Class Postal Service, December 17

Priority mail service, December 18

Priority Mail Express service, December 23


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