The Odessa Jackalopes have provided live hockey, family-friendly prices, and full-contact High Tea since 1997 at the modern-styled Ector County Coliseum. From the Jackalopes' home base, also known as the “Jack Shack,” spectators get the opportunity to see professional hockey players on their way up from the AA CHL to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers or the NHL’s New York Islanders. Mascot Slap Jack is also present to entertain the younger fans and infuriate taxonomic biologists with his rabbity antler-antics.
Now in its 39th year, the Tejano Super Car Show highlights some of the Southwest’s finest low riders, custom classics, top-knotch trucks, and bikes. Held at the Ector County Coliseum, the Tejano Super Car Show has attracted approximately 10,000 automobile enthusiasts and car clubs from the surrounding area in past years. Explore the spectacle and admire the mechanical wizardry of this year’s impressive displays. High-flying hydraulics are flaunted during the Car Hop competition where soaring springiness is rewarded with cash and trophies that can see into the future. Take a break from vehicular viewing to enjoy live entertainment on one of three stages, featuring hip hop performances by Spyder Streetz, Smuc, Zoe, Carolyn Rodriquez, Chon Arauza, and Nando y Solja Kingz.
Diamond Lanes is a family-friendly establishment with 40 bowling lanes, a game room, and restaurant with bar and lounge. At night, Diamond Lanes takes the spectacle of bowling to the next logical plateau: outer space. During the light-laden block of glow bowling, rolling crews can strike, spare, and slam-dance their way through frame after frame of audio-assisted action. Bumper bowling lanes are available at no extra cost.
Desert Pines Golf Course feeds golf clubs a bounty of spherical fodder ready to be lined up and launched off open tee-off areas. The golf lesson includes a 60-minute driving-range session with certified instructor Robert Giles, where he will provide professional tips and amateur high-fives to improve students' club-swinging capabilities. Golf apprentices need to bring only their golf clubs and a violent odium toward dimpled balls, as the course pro will provide the range balls used in the lesson. Giles recalibrates out-of-whack swings, helping golfers of all ages and skill levels put more mustard on their drives, hone their chip shots, and hand their putts a detailed map to the hole like a Grand Canyon tour guide. Open from dusk until dawn, Desert Pines Golf Course's driving range features grassy tee-off areas, along with a chipping and putting green where golfers can take swings at returning wiffle-ball eggs to their flag-marked nests.
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Though there aren't many online reviews for the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, the Odessa American featured the museum, and more than 370 Facebookers are fans.
The Nutcracker performance dates are Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. Choose between the following ticket options:
Strap on some rental skates ($3) and redeem an admission ($5) to glide out onto the frozen floor during a public skating session in Music City Mall's ice rink, one of the only NHL-sized rinks within 300 miles. Conquer the slippery surface with some friends or grab a significant other for a skate date.
Fit Family's Zumba classes challenge students to a high-energy dance-based workout set to the up-tempo beats of Latin-inspired music. Instructors lead the class through a blend of salsa, merengue, and other dance moves, helping students remain unbored and melt away calories like an open flame melts away the chocolate exterior of a Charleston Chew. Like the FDA's recommended teeth-brushing schedule, classes are offered four times a week, Monday–Thursday evenings. After developing a thick sweat, guests can relax in the steam room, saunas, hot tubs, and hammocks made from strips of silk.
Though they have coached celebrities and worked with Broadway producers, the instructors at Elegance Ballroom appreciate that some people just want to cut loose on weekends. In beginner classes, they walk students through a curriculum of ballroom and Latin styles, laying the groundwork for steps such as the tango, foxtrot, rumba, and waltz. Private and group lessons prepare students for competition-level strutting or a casual night out. Regardless of the goal, instructors put guests at ease with encouraging attitudes, a selection of complimentary refreshments, and the solemn promise that they will never release wild wolverines into the studio to punish a missed step.
Apart from classes, staffers host regular practice parties where their protégés can socialize. They also rent out the Elegance Ballroom Event Center for special occasions, prepping food, drinks, and the dance floor to accommodate up to 500 guests.
Though some participants choose to run and others to walk, everybody who participates in the Color Dash experiences a transformation. As participants make their way through the 5K Color Dash and UVSplash courses they are subjected to bursts of color; additional events include Zombies by Color Dash, which adds the undead to the equation. Though the color will wash away, the memories will remain forever in the minds of all participants who aren't goldfish. Proceeds from Color Dash events benefit local children's charities and organizations.
The licensed instructors at Skydive Hobbs accompany clients on jumps into a USPA-sanctioned drop zone. The business utilizes the services of a Cessna P206 Turbo aircraft, which, much like a paper airplane shot out of a cannon, is capable of reaching an altitude of 10,000 feet in just 15 minutes. From there, the Skydive Hobbs team carries out tandem jumps, and oversees jumps of individuals working toward getting licenses of their own.
Powered by what is essentially a super lightweight fan with a motor attached, adventurers take to the skies at Phoenix Powered Paragliding with instructors in powered tandem paragliders. During training, teachers illuminate students on how to take off, safely steer, and squawk directions to lost flocks of geese before taking to the skies for one-of-a-kind flights.
Meg Aro spent years struggling with body-image concerns. Always convinced that she could lose more weight, she clung to calorie-starved diets and harsh workout regimens before finally realizing how detrimental to her health these obsessive habits had become. Meg decided to share her passion for healthy self-improvement by founding Aro-Dynamic. Today, she lends her skills as a personal trainer and nutritional counselor to clients looking to address their concerns in a safe and controlled manner.
The core focus of Meg's approach involves training individuals and small groups of friends or family members. During these personally tailored workout sessions, she can guide clients through sequences of exercises to help them achieve their fitness goals, such as losing weight, building muscle tone, or increasing energy levels. Meg's workouts can incorporate strength training, cardio work, flexibility-enhancing exercises, and even yoga. Additionally, she can recommend nutritional programs that complement workout regimens by ensuring that clients continue to receive healthy amounts of nutrients and every element from the periodic table.
Founded in hopes of bringing about a revival of the American brass band, River City Brass aims to share the uniquely joyous art form with audiences across Pennsylvania. And for the past 30-odd years, the group has done just that. River City Brass’s 28-piece ensemble—some of whom have been members since the early ’80s—play more than 50 concerts annually. Their programs span continents and centuries, with every performance bringing a new showcase of styles. Modern music, classical pieces, big-band jazz, and show tunes have all passed through RCB’s bright cornets, chortling tubas, and crisp percussion.