Great Garden Cities Trip Raffle

Victoria, British Columbia

Trip for Two to Butchart Gardens • 4 Days & 3 Nights •  Airfare and Hotel Stay Included

Enjoy stay at the luxurious Empress Hotel, explore beautiful gardens, high tea and a $400 gift card toward fine dining and/or Willow Stream Spa.

Tickets: $50 • Draw Date: August 17, 2017

Some restrictions may apply. Trip subject to availability & must be taken between Oct 1, 2017- Apr 15, 2018. Prize not redeemable for cash. Ticket price is not tax deductible. Travelers must have valid passport. Trip must be booked within 60 days of draw date and 30 days prior to travel. Winner is responsible for any charge fees after initial purchase of airfare. Winner is responsible for purchase of travel and medical insurance.


Community Art Day

Sept 23 • 10am-1pm • Arte a la Carte Community Art Day • FREE

Enjoy an art-filled day in the garden and museum studio classrooms. Hands-on art stations, artist demonstrations and other fun activities. Learn all about the upcoming year's classes, workshops and events. 

Nov 11 • 1-5pm • FREE

Join members of the VFW and American Legion at this special Veterans Community Art Day.  Drop in for a free come and go celebration of Patriotism, honoring our veterans and revisiting nostalgic memories for all ages. Hands-on art stations, treats and live music.


Movies Under the Stars

 Aug 18 • 8:30pm • FREE for ages 17+ • Andy on the Small Screen. Join us in the garden at dusk for a "Farewell to Andy" event, complete with snacks, drinks and some surprise cameos featuring Andy himself.


First Responders Day

Oct 7 • 11am-3pm

All Permian Basin First Responders are invited to bring their families to a private First Responders Day which will include special access to the Ground Zero 360 exhibition, family activities, food and drink, and live music. This event is free of charge.


Coffee & Culture

Variety of video presentations and local speakers discussing topics geared to provoke the interest of the inquisitive active adult. FREE coffee and snacks. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 10:30am

Aug 22 • "What Young Women believe about their own Sexual Pleasure" - Peggy Orenstein, TED Talks



Thursday Nights

Knit & Stitch

Help create a post modern sewing circle. Knitters, Quilters, Stitchers-or those who would like to be! All are invited to bring current projects to work on while we share techniques and ideas. FREE • 6pm

Sept 7 • Remembrance

Oct 6 • Wounded Warrior Project Discussion

Nov 3 • Thankful Hearts Project Discussion


Exhibition Opening/Lecture Talk

Sept 11 • 6:30pm • FREE • Ground Zero 360 Exhibition Opening

Sept 21 • 6pm • FREE • The Work of Annita Delano Exhibition Opening


Kaffee Haus

Enjoy FREE coffee and snacks while listening to live acoustic musical performances or films. 

Aug 24 • 6pm • OC Film: I See Something: Written & directed by Jame Fite from Big Spring, TX


Book Talk

Join us for third Thursdays @ the Museum for an exciting new program, Book Talk. Participate in discussions of topical books and articles related to Art, current Museum exhibitions and community events, led by a variety of partners from UTPB, the Ector County Library and more! FREE • 7pm

Aug 17 & Sept 21        

Falling Man: A Novel” by Don Delillo

Discussion facilitated by Dr. Roland Spickermann, Associate Professor of History, UTPB

Oct 19 & Nov 16          

Theft by Finding” by David Sedaris

Discussion facilitated by Randy Ham, Director, Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities. *Sedaris will be at the Wagner Noël on November 7, 2017


Poetry Night

Oct 12 • 6pm • FREE

Join us for a night of poetry about loss, moderated by UTPB Associate Professor, Jason Lagapa. Prof Lagapa will also present a brief lecture on 9/11 and the sublime.


Folk Art Flag Workshop

Oct 26 • 6pm 

Learn how to begin a small folk art flag project using simple applique and hand-stitching techniques. Appropriate for ages 13 and up or can be done as a family activity. All fabric and supplies provided. $5.00 per kit (registration in advance, please)


Film Series

Over the past sixteen years, several films and documentaries have come out about the attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Many of these films will be presented at the Museum during the Exhibition. See schedule below for film list and times.

Sept 28 • 6:30pm • FREE

American History Events 9/11: Day That Changed the World (2011); Smithsonian Channel; 94 minutes

Oct 26 • 6:30pm • FREE

9/11: Stories in Fragments (2011); Smithsonian Channel; 52 minutes

Nov 9 • 6:30pm • FREE

9/11 (2002); Jules and Gedeon Naudet (CBS); 112 minutes

Nov 30 • 6:30pm • FREE

United 93 (2006); Universal Pictures; 111 minutes


Lecture Series

Join us for several lectures through out the duration of the exhibition and hear from volunteers from the Permian Basin that went to New York to provide aid. 

Sept 14 • 6pm • FREE

Robert L. Perry, PhD; Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Associate Professor of Political Science; The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Oct 5 • 6pm • FREE

Cedric Yeh; Deputy Chair of the Division of Armed Forces History and the curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s September 11th collection

Oct 19 • 6pm • FREE

Local Stories; Hear stories from our local community about that they witnessed that tragic day

Nov 2 • 6pm • FREE

Jay Hendricks; CBS 7; Hear Jay recount the days he spent in New York following 9/11

Nov 16 • 6pm • FREE

Dr. Robert Brescia; Executive Director, The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute University of Texas of the Permian Basin