Upcoming child-friendly entertainment in town

Experience all Midland has to offer for the family with these fun events and activities.

The Wellness Tour will feature many health and wellness events. Some events include Sibley Nature Center guided trail hike, a back-to-school clinic with Community Children’s Clinic, storytime with Midland County Public Library, Midland ISD Family Support Center open house and more.
When and Where: Thursday to Saturday around Midland. For specific event details visit www.midlandwellnesstour.com/. 

Back-to-School Pop Spot will celebrate the end of summer with a three-day shopping event featuring luxury brands from all over the nation. Ticket sales will be donated to Midland Education Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Midland Rape Crisis and Adcocacy Center.
When and Where: Thursday through Saturday at Bush Convention Center. Tickets are $10 at www.popspotevents.com/events/pop-spot-midland-back-to-school-show. 

Family Sci-Friday Movie Night will feature “TRON Classic.” Museum of the Southwest members can experience this exclusive event as the movie will be shown in the Helen Greathouse Dome Theater. Sci-Fridays are complete with refreshments for the full movie-going experience. 
When and Where: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blackmore Planetarium, 1705 W. Missouri Ave. Become a member at www.museumsw.org/membership. 

Basin PBS to host Back to School Festival with more than 30 non-profits surround the park to offer information and goodies, live entertainment all evening, food trucks, face painting and a special visit from PBS KIDS friends. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs and stick around for the last Movie in the Park which will be screening “Monsters University” at 8:45 p.m. The first 400 kids will receive a free backpack from Atmos Energy. 

When and Where: Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park

Midland AF: End of Summer Luau is a goodbye to summer with a luau featuring tropical drinks, Hawaiian food, grass shirts, Hawaiian decor and games. Games and activities to include luau costume contest, limbo, lawn bowling, Hawaiian dance, photo booth, letter decor, bean bag toss, hula hoops, pass the coconut and more. 
When and Where: 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Arts Council of Midland. Tickets are $0-$66 at www.midlandaf.com/. 

Back to School Bash is celebrating a new school year. The event will have an inflatable waterslide and dinner provided. If families are not members, they can join the Midland YMCA with no joining fee during the event. 
When and Where: 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at Midland YMCA. 

Harry Potter Trivia Night will feature trivia about the movies. Harry Potter fans are invited to create a team of four for eight rounds of trivia with two speed rounds. Prizes go out to first-, second- and third-place winners of the night. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed up as characters. Food and Harry Potter-themed drinks will be served. 
When and Where: 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at Ellen Noel Art Museum. The event is free but registration is suggested. Children aged 13 years or younger need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Community Art Day at Parks Legado Farmer’s Market will have the Ellen Noel Art Museum with a booth and activities for children. There will be bagged projects with supplies and instruction to be taken home and done with adult supervision. 
When and Where: 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at Parks Legado Town Center. All activities are free. 

Movie Under the Stars will feature “The Princess Bride.” The movie will be shown in the museum’s garden as a farewell to summer. Drinks and snacks provided. 
When and Where: 8:45 p.m. Aug. 27 at Ellen Noel Art Museum. Event is free. 

Blippi the Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and to the stage. Children from ages 2 to 7 years old across the world have taken a liking of Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons. In the live show, they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with a one-of-a-kind show. This show contains flashing lights, haze (fog) and confetti on stage. 
When and Where: 6 p.m. Aug. 17 at Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $29-$69. Free lap child ticket for children ages 1 or under. Meet and greet add on available. 

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