Chickashanews.com

May 2, 2012

AROUND THE AREA

Community Events & Activities

Donna Buckner, Community News Editor, areas@chickashanews.com

— May 4



Relay for Life of Blanchard

• When: Friday, May 4th, beginning at 7 p.m.

• Theme: This year is iRelay.



Car Wash fundraiser

• When: Friday, May 4, 3:15 - 8 p.m.

• Where: College Heights Baptist Church, 1200 block of Grand Ave.

• Details: Funds raised will assist the Chickasha Middle School Academic Team at National Championships In Washington, D.C.



May 4-5



Minco Rodeo

• When: May 4-5, 8 p.m. nightly

• Where: Minco Arena at the junction of Highways 81 and 152

• Cost: $7/adult; $6/child; free admission to children under 5

• Details: please call Matt Smith (405)  513-0227 or Kevin Meyers (405) 306-6307.



May 6



Vintage Gospel Lads concert

• When: Sunday, May 6, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Where: Parkview Christian Church, 2828 S. 9th

• Details: Benefit concert to assist a Parkview family who was victimized by the May 24, 2011 tornado. For information, please call 405-224-3027.



Annual Volunteer

Firefighter Fundraising Dinner

• When: Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• Where: Minco Fire Dept., 107 NW 3rd St., Minco

• Sponsored by: Pocasset Masonic Lodge

• Details: All monies received by donations and dessert auction will be distributed to among four area fire departments: Minco, Cogar, Harold and Pocasset.



May 8



Chickasha

Antique Auto Club Meeting

• When:  May 8, 7:30 p.m.

• Where:   Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E Chickasha Ave.



Chapter CR of P.E.O.

• When: Tuesday, May 8th at 1 p.m.

• Where: in the home of Carol F.

• Details: Jimmie L. serving as co-hostess and Lisa M. presenting the program.



AAUW Meeting/Book Review

• When: Tuesday, May 8th at 7:15 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library. 

• Details: Member Angie Lewis will lead the book discussion on biographies. The public is invited to attend the gathering.  Please call Angie at 779-6969 for more information.



CHS Catch a Glimpse

• For: area eighth grade students

• When: Tuesday, May 8, 4:30-6 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha High School. 

• Details: All area 8th graders who will be attending CHS are invited to come and meet teachers, tour the school, and learn about the various clubs represented at CHS.  Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 students and hotdogs will be provided.





May 11



Last Day of Class

• When: May 11

• Who: Alex Schools



May 12



Alex High School Graduation

• When: May 12

• Who: Alex Senior class, call 405-785-2605 for information



Car Wash

• When: Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Where: Checkered Flag

• Details: Benefits help defray cost of the junior and senior camps for Bible Baptist Church youth



May 14



Grady County

Retired Educators meeting

• When: May 14, 10 a.m.

• Where: USAO Union Station 82

• Details: All retired educators are encouraged to attend.



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: May 14

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



May 15



Disabled American Veterans,

Chapter 17

• What: May 15, 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.



Ninnekah High School

Graduation

• When: May 15 at 7:00 pm

• Where: USAO auditorium.





May 16



Interagency and Community

Coalition of Grady County

• When: May 16, 10 a.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, Chickasha

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



May 18



Last Day of Class

• When: May 18

• Who: Chickasha Public Schools



Chickasha Middle School

8th Grade Promotion

• When: Friday, May 18, doors open at 12:15, ceremony at 12:45

• Where: CMS Auditorium



Chickasha Graduation

• When: May 18

• Who: Chickasha High School, 222-6500



May 22



Last Day of Class

• When: May 22

• Who: Friend School



Chickasha Relay for Life

committee meeting

• When: May 22, 5:30 p.m.

• Where: First National bank Community Room

• Contact: Glenda at 405-779-3445



Chickasha

Antique Auto Club Meeting

• When:  May 22, 7:30 p.m.

• Where:   Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E Chickasha Ave.



Friend School

Kindergarten graduation

• When: 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22

• Where: Friend School auditorium



Friend School’s

8th Grade graduation

• When: Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m.

• Where: Friend School auditorium.



May 23



Chickasha Relay for Life

Team Captain meeting

• When: May 23, 12 noon

• Where: Five Oaks Medical Center basement

• Contact: Glenda at 405-779-3445



May 24



Chickasha Relay for Life

Survivor Dinner

• When: May 24

• Where: Bible Baptist Church

• Contact: Glenda at 405-779-3445



June 1-2



Relay for Life - Chickasha

• When: June 1-2

• Where: USAO Oval, Chickasha

• Details: For team organization and registration information you can contact Kasey at 779-0963 or Glenda at 779-3445.



Elgin Alumni Reunion

• When: June 1-2; reception Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday registration & reception, 5:30 p.m.

• Where: Comanche County Fairgrounds Annex Building

• Details: for information, call Billy Bridges at 580-591-2719 or email elginalumni100@gmail.com



June 11



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: June 11

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



June 12



Chickasha

Antique Auto Club Meeting

• When:  June 12, 7:30 p.m.

• Where:   Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E Chickasha Ave.



June 15-16



Tuttle Class of ‘92

20th Class Reunion

• When: June 15-16

• Details: Contact Shelley (Burton) Overholt at Shelleyoverholt@att.net.



June 16



Band against Cancer

• When: June 16, 11 a.m.

• Where: Coffee Creek Music Complex - Marlow

• Cost: Free Admission

• Contact: 405 285 4284

• Details: Car Show, Tractor Show, Silent Auction, Bargain Store. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.



Father-Daughter Dance

• Sponsored by: Relaly for Life

• When: June 16, 7-10 p.m.

• Where: USAO Ballroom

• Cost: $25/couple; $10 each additional daughter

• To purchase: contact Kasey Englebretson at Chickasha Bank; Sheila Guerreo at USAO Bookstore or Glenda Kelsey at 224-7927



June 20



Interagency and Community

Coalition of Grady County

• When: June 20, 10 a.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, Chickasha

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



June 26



Chickasha

Antique Auto Club Meeting

• When:  June 26, 7:30 p.m.

• Where:   Rock Island Train Depot, 100 E Chickasha Ave.



July 9



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: July 9

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



JULY 23-26



“Praise” Vacation Bible School

• When: July 23rd - 26th from 6 pm - 8:30pm

• Where: Bible Baptist Church 226 South 29th Street Chickasha

• Contact: www.bbcchickasha.com or (405) 224-1569

• Details: Children from 2 years old - 6th Grade are welcome to come discover some reasons why we should “Praise” God. This “urban hip-hop” themed event is sure to get your child’s attention as we “Get Down and Lift God high”.



Aug. 13



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Aug. 13

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



Aug. 16 - 19



USS Maddox Destroyer Assoc.

DD731, DD622, DD168 Reunion

• When: Aug. 16 - 19

• Where: Reno, Nevada

• Contact: Dennis Stokhaug, 262-679-9409 or email maddox64@aol.com



Sept. 10



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Sept. 10

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



Sept. 21-23



St Joseph

Academy/High School Reunion

• Who:    For all that attend the school through out its history.

• When:  Sep 21-23,

• Where: Holy Name Chuch

• Contact:  Ed Bitsche class of 1967 at 661-917-4566 or bitschee@juno.com



Sept. 28-29



Rock Island Arts Festival

• When: Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

• Where: Historic Rock Island Depot (1st St. and Chickasha Ave. area)



Oct. 6



Chickasha Chicken Run

• When: Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m.

• Where: Shannon Springs Park



Oct. 8



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Oct. 8

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



Oct. 12



Rosehill Historic Cemetery Tour

• When: Oct. 12

• Where: Rosehill Cemetery, enter west gate



Nov. 12



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Nov. 12

• 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. Call for information 574-1320 and 222-4797.



May 2013



Community Flea Market

• When: Starts May, 2013

• Details: For information, contact Beholding the Child Non-Profit Organization, located at 722 W. Minnesota Ave., Chickasha or call 405-320-5370



On-Going Activities



Maternity and Baby

Food and Clothes Giveaways

• When: Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

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



Divorce Care (for adults)

DC4-K (for children)

• When: Sundays,  6-8 p.m.

• Where: Epworth United Methodist Church

• Details: Group is free and we have light refreshments at 6 p.m..  This is a weekly support group and seminar conducted by people who understand divorce. There is a film then discussion.



Indian Taco Lunch

• Where: Cox City Baptist Church

• When: Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Details: Dine-in or carry-out. This is a fund raiser to help us with the completion of our new church building.  Contact Pastor Bill H. Love at 405-756-8830 or Betty Crabb at 580-476-3727 for more information.



Chickasha Optimist Club

• When: Thursday Mornings,  7 a.m..

• Where: Holiday Inn Express

• Contact: Margaret Davis, 222-1969



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 Donna Dawdy 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 405-2244-7270



Grief Recovery

• When: First and third Thursdays at 6 p.m.

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

• 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, sponsored by HealthBack Home Health.



Saturday Night Cruisers (SNC)

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

• Where: Chickasha Library



DivorceCare

• What: DivorceCare, a weekly support group and seminar conducted by people who understand divorce.

• When: 6-8 p.m. every Sunday

• Where: Epworth United Methodist Church in the New Life Center, north door.



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.



Borden Community Center

• What: Free Line Dance Lessons

• When: 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month; 5:30 - 6:30 p. m.

• Details: Call instructor Betty Jean Ford at 224-9573 for information

• What: Free Line Dance Lessons

• When: Every Monday; 1-3 p. m.

• Details: Instructor Kathy Prigmore

• What: Leon & Kimberly Band (C&W music)

• When:  Every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m.

• What: Free Line Dance Lessons

• When: Every Wednesday; 1-2:30 p. m.

• Details: Instructor Ruby Boggess, 224-5922

• What: Performances by True Country

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

• What: Performances by Silver Creek

• When:  Every Friday, 7-9 p.m.

• Contact Us: M-W 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 222-9281



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

• 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. Contacts are 574-1320 and 222-4797; www.chickashaarts.org



All Day Music Fest featuring

Bluegrass/Gospel/Country/Folk

• Where: Borden Park Community Center at 200 North 18th in Chickasha

• 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