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F & P Roundup: Aphasia Awareness concert announced, ‘The Case for Christ’ opens – Midland Reporter-Telegram

Musica Sacra returns to First Presbyterian

The music ensemble Musica Sacra will perform a free concert on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. “Music for Contemplation” will feature choral works by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and the Piano Quintet, op.57 by Dmitri Shostakovich. The Sacra Choir will also be assisted by the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale’s Permian Basin String Quartet and pianist Shari Santorelli.

Musica Sacra performs one concert a year but skipped 2016 for director Gregory Pysh to pursue a choral scholar study in Italy. The 2015 concert was named one of the top concerts of the year by Midland Reporter-Telegram.

The free concert is at 4 p.m. on Sunday at FPC located at 800 W. Texas Ave.

Aphasia Center announces 8th Annual Aphasia Awareness Concert

This year, the Aphasia Center is going disco with its annual concert. For this year’s show, the center announced on Wednesday that it will host the tribute band Bee Gees Gold: The Ultimate Tribute to the Bee Gees.

“We are so excited to bring this legendary music to West Texas. The Aphasia Center’s free concert attracts hundreds of West Texans for a family-friendly evening. You can’t go wrong knowing that you’ll help our West Texas neighbors coping with communication challenges after stroke.” Ron and Carolyn Stroman, 2017 Honorary Event Chairs said in a press release.

The annual concert raises awareness and funds for the Aphasia Center of West Texas which helps area individuals and families coping with a loss of language, often occurring after a stroke or severe trauma.

Sponsor tables with reserved seating, valet parking, a catered dinner, plus private bar and more are available at

Doors will open at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Horseshoe Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail. General admission is free.

First Methodist chef hosts cupcake event

On Saturday, Chef Angelo McCoy along with members of the Texas Chef Association will host children and their parents for its Cupcake Decorating Class at First Methodist Midland. Children are encouraged to go all out with their cupcake designs thanks to the bevy of decorations available. Chefs can also step in to help.

The event is $5 per person and also includes lunch.

Registration is preferred by contacting McCoy at but payment will be accepted at the door.

First Methodist Midland is located at 300 N. Main St.

Midland Northside Lions Club hosts 24th Annual Bunny Breakfast

This event has become part of the Easter season tradition in Midland as well as benefiting the Lions Clubs endeavors.

The 24th Annual Bunny Breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Midland Park Mall with a menu consisting of food from Texas Roadhouse, Fuddruckers, Sidekicks and Legends along with beverages and Easter candy for children.

The event will also feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny, area mascots and Juggles the Merry Phlangster.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at Abacus Computers, Dillard’s Customer Service. Liberty Tax Service and Chick-fil-a in the mall.

Funds raised from the event will go toward Lions Club projects including eyeglasses for needy children, a Midland College scholarship, the West Texas Lions Eye Bank, the Texas Lions Camp for diabetic and handicapped children, the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, and the Lions International Youth Exchange Program.

Midland Park Mall is located at 4511 N. Midkiff Road.

“The Case for Christ” based on Lee Strobel’s book opens today

An atheist journalist sets out to disprove his wife’s faith through research and investigation. Based on the book of the same name by Lee Strobel, the author struggles with the unexpected results he faces in his research.

The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway and Academy Award-nominee Robert Forster.

The films opens today at both Regal Tall City and Cinergy theaters.

Source: F & P Roundup: Aphasia Awareness concert announced, ‘The Case for Christ’ opens – Midland Reporter-Telegram


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