Family Promise of Midland is holding a dedication ceremony of the newly constructed “Kirby’s Playground” at 3 pm Saturday on the grounds of Family Promise of Midland’s Developing Dreams family transitional housing development located at 2908 W. Ohio Ave.

Kirby Collier, for whom the playground is named, was the daughter of Kim and Forrest Collier. Kirby succumbed to drug addiction at the age of 22 years a little over 6 years ago. Kim Collier served on the Family Promise of Midland Board of Trustees from 2016 through 2019.

It is hoped through this dedication and the bronze plaque that will adorn the playground, the dangers of drug use and the struggles of addiction will be brought to light to prevent such a tragedy occurring in another family. Family Promise of Midland is a nonprofit that assists families that are homeless.

Source: Family Promise,

Meetings this week

Planning and Zoning

3:30 pm Monday

Council Chamber, City Hall

300 N. Loraine St.

Midland ISD

5:30 pm Monday

Bowie Fine Arts Academy
805 Elk Ave.

City Council

10 am Tuesday

Council Chamber, City Hall

300 N. Loraine St.

Midland ISD

(special meeting)

5:30 pm Wednesday

Administration Building, Room 101
615 W Missouri Ave.

City Council

(special meeting)

10 am Thursday

Council Chamber, City Hall

300 N. Loraine St.

Comic Con this weekend

Permian Basin Comic Con X will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Horseshoe complex.

“Encanto” voice actress Adassa, who plays Dolores, will be attending this weekend, hosting a panel on Sunday. “American Pie” actors Tara Reid and Thomas Ian Nicholas will also be in attendance, as will “Good Times” actor Jimmie Walker.

The convention will have Tik Tok rooms, where attendees can record and submit their Tik Toks for a contest with a $ 500 prize $ 500. Deadly Sweet Maid Cafe, a San Antonio-based pop-up specializing in Japanese comfort food, baked goods and dance performances, will be set up during the convention. There will be an after-party from 9 pm to 1 am Saturday at the Skybar Lounge.

Mac’s St. Patrick’s Day Music Fest

Mac’s St. Patrick’s Day Music Fest will be at 2 pm Saturday at Centennial Park. The music festival will feature Robert Earl Keen, Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green, John Baumaan and The Stateline Band. The event will also have a cornhole tournament. General admission is $ 50, and the cornhole tournament is $ 100 for a team of two. To purchase tickets visit


Permian Basin Comic Con X, March Saturday and Sunday, Horseshoe Arena.

Shamrock Shuffle 5k / 10k / 1k, 8 am Saturday, Midland YMCA.

3rd Saturdays in the Garden, 10 am Saturday, West Texas Food Bank.

5.11 Grand Opening, 10 am Saturday, 5.11 Tactical.

Monster Truck Wars, noon Saturday, Midland County Fair.

Mac’s St. Patrick’s Day Music Fest, 2 pm Saturday, Centennial Park.

Plant Swap Meet and Greet, 2 pm Saturday, Far West Coffee.

Farm to Table (aux), 6 pm Saturday, Polo Club.

A Texas Tribute, 7:30 pm Saturday, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

WTX Nonprofits Launch Party, 4:30 pm Monday, Second Story Coworking.

BPW Membership Drive Spring Soiree, 5 pm Tuesday, The Blue Door.

8th Annual West Texas Oil and Gas Show, Wednesday and Thursday, Horseshoe Arena.

Baby Shark Live !, 6 pm Wednesday, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

National Pup Day, 7 pm Wednesday, Woody’s Hideaway.

RRMC 3rd Annual Oilfield Lives Matter Sporting Clays Tournament, 10 am Thrusday, Midland Shooters Association.

Women’s History Month Luncheon, noon Thursday, Carrasco Room at Midland College.

Pagliacci, 7 pm March 24, 25, 26 and 2:30 pm March 27, Rea Greathouse Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Support Mor Badges, 8 am March 25, Chick-fil-A West Midland.

Stateline Band, 7 pm March 25, 1705 Industrial Ave.

Bronco y Los Guardianes del Amor, 8 pm March 25, La Hacienda Event Center.

2n / a Annual Fitness Social with Midland AF, 10 am March 26, Tall City Brewing Co.

Daniel Sorensen Drawing Class, 1 pm March 26, 907 W. Wadley Ave.

Big Boys Toys, 6 pm March 26, Horseshoe Arena.

Mike Ryan, 6 pm March 26, Dos Amigos.

I Love My Selfie Drag Extravaganza, 7 pm March 26, I Love My Selfie.

Whiskey Myers, 8 pm March 26, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Local Entrepreneur Mixer, 5:30 pm March 28, Second Story Coworking.

2022 Sewell Leadership Event, 9 am March 29, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Walk in a Park Day, 9 am -2 pm March 30, Windlands Park.

The McCartney Years, 7 pm March 31, The Ector Theater.

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