The Women’s Club of Odessa will host its 55th Annual Christmas in Odessa, a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings decorated for the holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 in historic Odessa.

Renowned plein air artist David Ohlerking will offer portrait sessions in the back gardens or the loge of the circa-1894 Red Men Lodge, 307 Main St. Ohlerking’s work has been featured at The Gibby in Middletown and Historic Houses of Odessa Welcome Center, and is currently on display at Cantwell’s Tavern in Odessa, as well as galleries in Chestertown, Maryland; Doylestown, Pennsylvania, along the Eastern seaboard, California, Nevada, and beyond. For advance bookings, email The Christmas in Odessa special offer, benefiting the Women’s Club fundraiser for scholarships, will be an oil on board portrait for $50. For more on Ohlerking, visit

In addition to the house tour, the club will host other special events included in the ticket price.

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