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December 31, 2013

Around the Area

updates 12-31-13

Donna Buckner, Community News Editor, areas@chickashanews.com
The Express-Star

— Jan. 4



Old-fashioned County Gospel Singing

• When: Jan. 4, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: God’s Big Country Church, 2215 CR 1350, Blanchard

• Questions: call Jerry or Cathy Auld 405-465-2825 or 405-320-1940



Jan. 4-5



Central 4D Barrel Race

• When: Jan. 4-5

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Jan. 6



Celebrate Recovery

• What: a Christ centered 12 step program for any hurt, habit or hang up

• When: Monday nights, 7 p.m.

• Where: First Baptist Church at 324 Colorado Ave

• Details: call 224-5196 or 574-5745



Jan. 11-12



MRCA Youth Race

• When: Jan. 11-12

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Jan. 18-19



HOYRA Youth Race

• When: Jan. 18-19

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Jan. 21



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Jan. 23



CHS Student Auction

• When: Jan. 23

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Jan. 24-26



D&G Barrel Race

• When: Jan. 24-26

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Jan. 27



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Jan. 28



OHCE Winter Council

• When: Jan. 28

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



Feb. 18



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Feb. 24



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Feb. 25



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



March 18



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



march 25



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



March 31



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



April 15



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



April 22



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



April 28



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



May 20



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



May 27



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



June 17



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



June 24



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



June 30



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



July 15



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



july 22



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



July 28



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Aug. 19



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Aug. 26



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



Sept. 16



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



OCT. 21



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Nov. 18



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Dec. 16



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



On-Going Activities



Ninnekah Meals on Wheels

• Details: Call 224-7434 or 224-7431. Serving residents within a four mile radius of Ninnekah.



Grady County Landlord Association

• When: Last Monday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Road to Recovery

• When: Monday nights, 6 to 8 p.m..

• Where: 3340 South 16th, Chickasha

• Call: 405.224.7889 for information. Life’s struggles are many - anger, grief, hurt, loneliness, addiction, rejection, etc., etc. Let this faith based program help bring hope to you. Classes are small and are open to anyone.



Celebrate Recovery

• What: a Christ centered 12 step program for any hurt, habit or hang up

• When: Monday nights, 7 p.m.

• Where: First Baptist Church at 324 Colorado Ave

• Details: call 224-5196 or 574-5745



Breastfeeding USA - Chickasha chapter

• When: Third Tuesday monthly, 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact: Jan at 222-0723



Divorce Care (for adults)

DC4-K (for children)

• When: Mondays,  6-8 p.m.

• Where: Epworth United Methodist Church

• Details: This is a free program to help those in pain of possible separation and for those who have don’t know where to turn for help. We run a concurrent program for children ages 4-11. Come join us at Epworth United Methodist Church or call 222-6497 if you want to know more ask for Dianna.



Chickasha Optimist Club

• When: Friday, noon

• Where: Eduardo’s

• Contact: Margaret Davis, 222-1969



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6 p.m.

• Where: Sterling House, 801 W. Country Club Rd.

• Questions: call Tonna at 224-8300



Preschool Storytime

• When: Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library, 527 W. Iowa Ave., Chickasha

• Details: Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited.  The program is free. For more information call the Library at 222-6075.



Chickasha

Senior Nutrition Center

• When: Monday - Friday, meals start at 11:20 a.m.

• Cost: $1.50 donation requested

• Programs: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. music program before lunch; Thursday, 10 a.m. bingo then lunch; Puzzles and pool tables are always available for all seniors 60+.

• Contact: Lola Brown or Harold Irby at 224-4315



TOPS Weight Loss Support

• What: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weekly support group that promotes a healthy lifestyle and supports sensible weight loss. Open to men and women of all ages.

• When: Every Monday, 5:30 p.m.

• Where: First Christian Church basement, 202 S. 6th, Chickasha

• Details:  Visitors are invited to attend an introductory meeting, call 405-224-0413, or email letitia.bugner@yahoo.com for information.



Swinging Chicks

Square Dance Club

• When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays monthly at 8 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center, 200 N 18

• Details: No admission fee for visitors. Call Mark or Nancy at 779-3371 or 779-1677 for information.



Cancer Support Group

• When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Grady Memorial Hospital Administrative Conference Room, go in front entrance, go to the left of the elevators toward radiology.

• Details: These meetings are for anyone dealing with cancer. Meetings are sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Grady Memorial Hospital. For information, call Alyson Kopycinski, 224-2300 or Maggie Griffith, 222-2551



Churndash Quilt Guild

• When: First Thursday monthly, 9:30 a.m.

• Where: Parkview Christian Church

• Information: Call 405-224-7270



Grief Recovery

• When: First Thursday monthly at 6 p.m.

• Where: 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Ste. 1, Chickasha

• Sponsored by: Options Counceling Service

• Details: Grief issues related to death, chronic illness, divorce, change in health, disaster victim, loss of employment, caregiver for chronically ill or other concerns will be discussed. To register call 405-222-3018



Saturday Night Cruisers (SNC)

• When: Second Saturday monthly at 7 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Library



Ducks Unlimited

• Details: For information, please call 222-1510 or 222-4799.



Interagency and Community

Coalition of Grady County

• When: Third Wednesday, monthly, 10 a.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, Chickasha

• Details: Call 224-1210 for information. All interested parties are welcome to join.



Bereavement Support Group

• Where: LifeLine Hospice Office, 1701 Iowa, Chickasha.  

• Details: Call for monthly meeting dates.. LifeLine Staff will provide lunch. For further information please contact Johnny Tims, chaplain or Tonna Shoffit at 405-222-2051.



Adult Education Classes

• Where: Adult Learning Center, 628 W. Kansas. Locations available in El Reno, Mustang, Newcastle, Tuttle & Yukon

• When: Classes vary, M-Th.

• Details: Call (405) 222-6562 for additional information.  FAX (405) 222-6561.



English as a Second Language

• Where: Adult Learning Center, 628 W. Kansas Avenue. Locations also available in El Reno & Mustang.

• When: M/W 5:30 - 8 p.m.

• Details: Call (405) 222-6562 for additional information.  FAX (405) 222-6561.



Kid’s Crew Worship

• Who: First Baptist Church, Chickasha

• When: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

• Details: A worship service designed especially for students in grade K-5. Rides are available by calling 224-5196. Vans run at 9 a.m. for Sunday school and again at 11:45 a.m. to return children home.



Terrific Tuesday

• What: Fun and fellowship for seniors & caregivers

• When: Fourth Tuesday of the month

• Where: Life Center at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4th & Iowa

• Details: Bring a sack lunch. Caregivers may drop persons in their care off and run errands or may stay and enjoy the activities. For information, please call 224-3320.



Wednesday Night

fishing tournaments

• Where: Chickasha Lake at the south ramp.

• Entry fee: $30 per boat with a $5 per member sign up fee.

• Details: Any questions call 405-224-4040.



Gospel Opry

• Where: Cowboy Country Church, Hwy. 92 South

• Details: Call 405-320-0055 for more info. Concession will be available.



Blood Drive

• Details: Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will reward each donor’s giving spirit with a warm beanie cap.  Anyone, who is healthy and 17 years or older, can donate blood. Contact Oklahoma Blood Institute at (877)-340-8777.  Donors always receive free health screenings and Members for Life points, redeemable for merchandise from OBI’s online store.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: 4th Tuesday monthly, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Rock Island Depot, located east of 1st and Chickasha

• Details: Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Additional times are available. For information, call 224-4700



Chickasha Antique

Auto Club museum

• Where: Rock Island Train Depot. 

• When: Hours are MWF 10:30 a.m. - 2:30.p.m. Other times may be available by calling 405.224.4700



The Lexington Opry

• When: Every 4th Friday

• Where: Lexington Senior Citizens on Main Street,  second building on right south of light.

• Details: Deral, Oteka and Joe invite you to come for an evening of entertainment and good traditional Country and gospel music and fun. See and listen to the music of the New Country Cousins and friends. For information: call 405-872-9057.



Disabled American Veterans,

Chapter 17

• What: Third Tuesday, every other month, 6 p.m.

• Where: Eduardo’s, 4th and County Club

• Contact: Roy Sampley Commander 405-387-5653 or Tommy Howell Chaplain 580-656-5758 for more information.



Grady County TEA Party

• When: Monthly on the first Thursday

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, Helen Ward Seminar Center, 1401 Michigan Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

•  Details: For more information, please contact Mark Keeling at 405-314-4730 or email gradycountyteaparty@yahoo.com. You may also visit www.gradycountyteaparty.com for additional information.



Grady Co. Democratic Party

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, Helen Ward Seminar Center “C” in the east end of the main building, 1401 Michigan Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

• When: second Thursday of each month.

• Details: Contact Dr. Keith Harrison, Secretary, 1-405-224-8604 for additional information.



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: 2nd Monday monthly, 7 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact Information: All those interested in promoting the arts and activities of the CAAC are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Email info@chickashaarts.org



All Day Music Fest featuring

Bluegrass/Gospel/Country/Folk

• Details: Bring a finger food and enjoy music and singing.  All ages are welcome and the event is wheelchair accessible.  Admission is by donations to pay for the rent for the one-day event at the Community Center.    To schedule to play or for more information contact Jallane or Chet Link at (405) 224-6790 or (405) 222-6926.



Emergency Food Pantry

• When: Monday - Thursday, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday evenings, 6-8p.m.

• Where: First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Minnesota, north side



Old Country performance

• When: Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center

• Cost: $5.00



Parenting classes,  by appt.

• When: Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays, by appt.

• Where: Women’s Care Pregnancy Center, 1201 W. Choctaw Ave.,

• Details: Attend parenting classes to earn Baby Bucks vouchers to be redeemed on Thursday at the Center. Call 222-5483 for more details or appt.



Veteran’s Support Group

• When: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.

• Where: Byte & Associates, 117 S. 7th, Chickasha, OK. 

• Cost: sliding scale based on income and ability to pay.

• Co-Facilitated by Gary McAtee and Glyn Byte



Borden Community Center

• What: Performances by True Country

• When: First Thursdays monthly, 7-9 p.m.

• What: Performances by Second Chance

• When: Second & Fourth Thursdays monthly, 7-9 p.m.

• What: Performances by Silver Creek

• When:  Every Friday, 7-9 p.m.

• Contact Us: T-W-Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 224-1975

• Details: The community center can be rented for different activities. Please call 224-1975 or 224-6625 Stella



Anger Management for Kids

• When: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Anger Management for Adults

• When: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session.



Parenting Class

• When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Bullied Children & Teenager Support

• When: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Domestic Violence for Adults

• When: Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session. 



Relationship Building for Adults

• When: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Where: Options Counseling Service, Inc., 205 W. Chickasha Ave., Suite 1, Chickasha, 405-222-3018

• Details: Any potential group participant will need to call and make an appointment for an intake(introductory) session.



Bike Nights and Billy Bob Burgers

• When: 1st & 3rd Friday of every month

• Where: Chickasha Eagles Lodge 4070, 701 W Hwy. 19

• Food: Burgers are $7 available 6-8 p.m.

• Details: All profits from the food will go to benefit Santa’s Workshop. Come have fun, while raising money to help our community’s children. MUST BE 21