Chickashanews.com

July 24, 2012

Around the Area

updated 7-24-2012

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

— 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”.



JULY 23-27



SonRise National Park VBS

• When: Monday, July 23-Friday, July 27, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

• Where: SonRise Baptist Church, 1836 SH 81 (on Highway 81 between Pocasset and Chickasha)

• For information: call 224-7047.



SpaceQuest VBS

• When: July 23-27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

• Ages: 3 years - 6th grade

• Details: Register by July 18; transportation is available by calling the church 224-3027



July 24



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: July 24, 7:30 p.m.

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



James Caraway Christian

Academy Open House

• When: Tuesday, July 24, 6-9 p.m.

• Where: James Caraway Christian Academy, 730 CR1330, 405-224-1998, www.jccachickasha.org



Fall Gardening Workshop

• When: Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.

• Where: Tuttle Community Center

• Details: call Brook at 224-2216 for information



July 25



Fall Gardening Workshop

• When:Wednesday, July 25, 10 a.m.

• Where: CV Tech, Seminar Room C

• Details: call Brook at 224-2216 for information



July 27



25th Chickasha

Chamber Gold Classic

• When: Friday, July 27

• Where: River Bend Golf Club

• Details: Contact the Chamber at 405-224-0787 or donna@chickashachamber.com



July 28



Gospel Opry

• When: July 28, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m..

• Where: Cowboy Country Church, 4092 Norge Rd., Chickasha

• Featured: Tommy Brandt from Nashville and Teresa Scott of Minco

• Details: Contact Pastor Lynn Walker at 320-0055



Chickasha Lions Club

95th  anniversary celebration

• When:  Saturday, July 28, 5 p.m.

• Where: Southern Oaks Church of Christ Activity Center, 3320 S. 16th St.



July 29



2012 Sunday Twilight Concert

• Who: Justin Joslin/Handsome Devils – Indie/Americana/Folk

• When: July 29, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

• Details: This summer the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is inviting music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens.



Fifth Sunday Singing

• When: Sunday, July 29, 6 p.m.

• Where: Cox City Baptist Church

• Details: Bring your special music and come share in a good old-fashioned  singing in a country church.   Join us for food, fun, and  fellowship with favorite snacks afterwards.  Contact Pastor Bill Love for further  information at  405-756-8830.



July 31



Grady County OSU Alumni Ice Cream Social & Round-Up

• When: July 31, 6 p.m.

• Where: CV Tech, Chickasha



July 30 - Aug. 3



Vacation Bible School

• When: July 30- Aug. 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

• Where: Hope Tabernacle UPC, 5th & Colorado

• Ages: 5-12 years

• For a ride: call Kaitlyn at 405-824-0977



Aug. 2



Grady County 4-H Banquet

• When: Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Grady County TEA Party

• When: August 2, 6:30P.M.

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, 1401 Michigan. 

• Program: H and H Gun Range, Oklahoma City will present the program.

• Contact: Mark at 320.8797 or Joyce at 320.0028 for more information.



Aug. 3



Chickasha Community Theatre

presents “Aladdin Jr”

• When: Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Washita Theatre in downtown Chickasha. 

• Tickets: $15 adults and $10 youth, under 18 years.  Advance tickets may be purchased at Jay’s Jewelry.



Aug. 4



International Superhero Day

• When: Aug. 4, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

• Where: Toy & Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley

• Cost: $6 per person plus tax with group rates, senior and military discounts available.

• Details: Find out more when you come by the museum or check out our website at actionfiguremuseum.com. Please call 405 238 6300 or email  ryan@actionfiguremuseum.com or kevinstark50@gmail.com



Chickasha Community Theatre

presents “Aladdin Jr”

• When: Saturday, Aug. 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Washita Theatre in downtown Chickasha. 

• Tickets: $15 adults and $10 youth, under 18 years.  Advance tickets may be purchased at Jay’s Jewelry.



FBC Johnnie Pearl Coffey

Christmas in August

• When: Aug. 4, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

• Where: FBC, 102 E. Dakota Ave.

• Details: The distribution of school supplies for families

• Contact: FBC, 1st and Dakota, 224-3277



Aug. 5



2012 Sunday Twilight Concert

• Who: Son del Barrio – Salsa/Meringue

• When: Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

• Details: This summer the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is inviting music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens.



Chickasha Community Theatre

presents “Aladdin Jr”

• When: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m.

• Where: Washita Theatre in downtown Chickasha. 

• Tickets: $15 adults and $10 youth, under 18 years.  Advance tickets may be purchased at Jay’s Jewelry.



Aug. 7



Candidate Forum

• When: Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.

• Where: USAO Regent’s Room

• Cost: $10/each, reserve by July 31

• Sponsored by: Chickasha Chamber of Commerce 405-224-0787



Aug. 9



Grady County Democratic Party

• When: second Thursday, monthly at 7 p.m.

• Where: CV Tech, seminar room C

• Contact: Steve Cox at 405-320-5355 or by email coxstephenr@yahoo.com for more information



Aug. 11



NRA Basic Pistol course

• When: Aug 11, 8 a.m.

• Where: Tri City Gun Club in Goldsby

• Details: An  NRA Certified Instructor will  teach the basics of safe gun handling and shooting.  Participants will learn safety, firearm parts and operation.  Other topics include firearm care and cleaning, storage options and selection.  This eight hour course provides hands on learning.  For more information contact Tony Lawson at 405 485 8062.



Aug. 12



2012 Sunday Twilight Concert

• Who: Allie Lauren – Jazz/Pop

• When: Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

• Details: This summer the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is inviting music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens.



Aug. 13



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Aug. 13, 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



Pioneer School Enrollment

• When: Monday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Where: Pioneer Elementary



Pioneer School

5th - 8th grade physicals

• When: Monday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. p.m.

• Where: Pioneer Elementary cafeteria



Aug. 16



Friends of the Chickasha Public Library Annual Summer Luncheon Series

• When: Aug. 16, 12 noon

• Where: Regents Room at the USAO Student Center

• Cost: $13/ea. session

• Details: Tammy Hinton, author of Unbridled and The Road Home will speak.

• Reservations: Mail to FOL, PO Box 265, Chickasha, 73023 or call 222-4859.



Pioneer School

First Day of School

• When:Thursday, Aug. 16, 8:20 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

• Where: Pioneer Elementary



Alex Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House/Enrollment

• For: 2012-2013 school year

• When: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16,

• Where: in the red brick Pre-K and Kindergarten building on the Alex campus.

• Details: A “meet and greet” and orientation is scheduled during this time. Refreshments will be served.



Newcastle Casino

Outdoor Concert Series

• Featuring: Travis LeDoyt, Elvis Presley tribute artist

• When: Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

• Information: call (405) 387-6013.



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



Aug. 19



2012 Sunday Twilight Concert

• Who: Lemma – Alternative Rock

• When: Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

• Details: This summer the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is inviting music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens.



Aug. 20



Rock Island Arts

Festival 2012 Meetings

• When: Monday, Aug. 20, 7:00 pm

• Where: Chickasha Public Library



Aug. 23-25



Grady County Fair

• When: Aug. 23-25

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Aug. 26



2012 Sunday Twilight Concert

• Who: Smilin’ Vic and the Soul Monkeys – Old School Classics

• When: Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Band Shell on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

• Details: This summer the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by Devon, is inviting music lovers of all ages to free, family-friendly concerts at the Myriad Gardens.



AUG. 28



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: August 28, 7:30 p.m.

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



Sept. 6



Newcastle Casino

Outdoor Concert Series

• Featuring: Tracy Lawrence

• When: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8:30 p.m.

• Information: call (405) 387-6013.



Sept. 10



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Sept. 10, 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



Sept. 14-15



Quilting on the Trail quilt show

• When: Sept.14-15

• Where: Stephens County Fairgrounds.

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Sept. 17



Rock Island Arts

Festival 2012 Meetings

• When: Monday, Sept. 17, 7:00 pm

• Where: Chickasha Public Library





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. 22



Hillsong LIVE Cornerstone Tour

• Where: BOK Center, Tulsa

• When: Saturday, Sept. 22

• Tickets on sale: Friday, July 20, 10 a.m.

• Ticket price:  $26*, $32, $38  *Ticket price increases $3 day of show

• Details: Available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.    



SEPT. 25



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.

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



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)



Sept. 29



Newcastle Casino

Outdoor Concert Series

• What: 3rd annual Exit 107 Live

• When: Saturday, Sept. 29

• Information: call (405) 387-6013



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, 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



Oct. 12



Rosehill Historic Cemetery Tour

• When: Oct. 12

• Where: Rosehill Cemetery, enter west gate



Oct. 23



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: Oct 23, 7:30 p.m.

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



Nov. 12



Chickasha Area Arts Council

• When: Nov. 12, 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.



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: Nov 13, 7:30 p.m.

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



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, 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

• 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