The City of Midland has some great activities that you and the kids can enjoy in the month of June!

Here are some of the events you can find out about in the City of Midland's June 'Monthly Shorts'.

The Washington Aquatic Center opens May 30 and the newly renovated Doug Russell Aquatic Center has its grand opening on June 6! Make plans to spend the summer at the city pools; admission is only $3 per person. For a list of closures and more go to midlandtexas.gov/swim.

The City of Midland has recently updated watering restrictions. The city is now allowing residents to water any time on their respective watering days, rather than the previous 6 hour allotment in the evenings. The designated watering days for even numbered addresses are Wednesdays and Saturdays. The designated watering days for odd numbered addresses are Tuesdays and Fridays. Residents are encouraged to water either in the morning or evening to avoid evaporation during the heat of the day. For more information on creating beautiful, easy-care landscapes, while conserving and protecting natural resources and the environment, please visit aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind.

Don’t forget about the many events happening at the County Libraries! Events like the summer reading program, story time, movie nights, day camps and much more.

The Midland Parks and Recreation Division is hosting 'Movie In The Park' all summer long. The first of many of these events will be held on Friday, June 12 at Grafa Park (at intersection of Midkiff Road & Ma Mar Ave.) with a showing of Big Hero 6! Also, on Friday, June 26 enjoy a showing of Into the Woods at Windland Park (1001 W. Dengar Ave.) The movies will start at dusk, so come on out and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!

Koya-Con, hosted by the West Texas Anime Society is an Anime Convention locally run in the Permian Basin to spread the enjoyment of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. The event will be held Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. This year the con will be held at the Midland Horseshoe Area & Pavilion (2514 Arena Trl). Come enjoy Cosplay Show & Contest, Concerts, Panels & Guests, J-Pop/K-Pop Room, Anime Viewings, Manga Library, Table Top Games, Door Prizes and much more! Learn more at koyacon.com.

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