Chickashanews.com

February 18, 2013

Around the Area

updated on 02-18-2013

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

— Feb. 19



Student Recital

• When: Feb. 19, 12 p.m.

• Where USAO  Davis Hall Rm 124



Verden 2013 FFA & 4H Trophy Auction

• When: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Larry Ferguson Vo-Ag Bldg, Verden

• Details: Dinner will be served. RSVP to Mr. Boles at cell, 405-203-8543; vo-ag bldg. 405-453-7194 or by email rmboles@msn.com



Ninnekah FFA and 4-H

Annual Calf Fry and Cake Auction

• Where: Ninnekah School Cafeteria

• When: Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 6 p.m.

• Menu: Calf Fries and Chickens Strips, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Beans and all the fixings, plus drinks and dessert!

• Cost/Proceeds: No Cost, we just ask that you purchase a cake or item from our auction. Proceeds will benefit FFA and 4-H members of Ninnekah.

• Contact: Chance Owen 580-775-4456 & Rob Pritchard 405-574-2004



Feb. 20



Pack the House meeting

What’s going on in Chickasha and surrounding areas may have an impact on your organization.

• When: Feb. 20, 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Sponsored by: Southern Oklahoma Human Resources Association (SOHRA)

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, Seminar Room A - Chickasha

• Cost: $5 for lunch

• Details: Paul Lewis, Business Development Officer of the First National Bank & Trust, Chickasha, Oklahoma and Community Leader, will provide insight on what’s going on in Chickasha and the surrounding areas.

• RSVP:  to either Shelly McConnell at 224-4622 or email shelly.mcconnell@midwesttowers.com or Kendra Meador at 224.2200 or email   kmeador@bankfnbt.com by Monday, Feb. 18. For information on the Southern Oklahoma Human Resources Association (SOHRA) go to http://sohra.shrm.org/welcome-southern-oklahoma-human-resources-association-chapte .



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: Third Wednesday monthly

• Where: Sterling House in Chickasha

• Sponsored by: Aspire Home Care and Hospice

• Details: Call Holly Miller at 580-371-8236





Feb. 21



“Recovery and Management of Drought-Stressed Pastures”

• When: Feb. 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Oklahoma State University Extension office classroom, 601 E. Robinson

• RSVP: Guest speaker Mark Gregory, Area Agronomist for Oklahoma State University Extension will speak on the “Recovery and Management of Drought-Stressed Pastures”. This meeting is free to the public but you must RSVP to Cherry Slaughter by February 18th. 2013 at cherry.slaughter@okstate.edu or by calling 405-321-4774.



Feb. 22



Relationship Building

• When: Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

• Details: Free seminar sponsored by Options. Space is limited. Call office, 222-3018, to reserve your space.



Chickasha Chamber Annual Banquet

• When: Feb. 22, 6 p.m. Social Hour; 7 p.m. Dinner Program

• Where: USAO Ballroom

• RSVP: by Feb. 11 with number and names of attendees



Feb. 22 - Mar. 3



Sylvia

• When: Feb. 22-March 3

• Where: John Denney Playhouse, 1316 N Bell Avenue, Lawton

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



Feb. 25



Grady County Landlord Association

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

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

informational meeting

• When: Monday, Feb, 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

• Where: Sooner Nutrition, 428 W. Choctaw

• Details: On Monday night, Sooner Nutrition will offer a free class on the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle with cooking demonstrations, meal plans, and menu reading. Come try some sample meals, and learn about a great healthy diet option. Check it out at www.soonerpaleo.tumblr.com for more information call Chantz at 222-1212



Feb. 25-26



Festival of Arts & Ideas

• When: Feb. 25 & 26, 7:30 p.m.

• Where USAO  Ballroom



Audition Call

• Where: Lawton Community Theatre

• For: Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite”

• When: Feb. 25 & 26 at 7 p.m.

• Details: Five men and three women are needed for this hilarious contemporary morality tale based on the story of Job. Performances are April 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21. Perusal scripts are available for a $10 refundable deposit. Call (580) 355-1600 for details.



March 1



6th annual Dentistry from the Heart

• When: March 1, 7 a.m.

• Where: 29th St. Dental Care, Chickasha, 405-222-0222

• Details: Spread the word. This is our free dental day where we will do extractions, fillings, and cleanings on a first come first serve basis. Patients must be at least 18 years of age and females cannot be pregnant.



Texas Boys Choir

• When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.

• Where USAO’s Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

• Details: Call for admission price



March 2



Boy Scout Troop 4306

Pancake Breakfast

• When: March 2, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

• Where Epworth United Methodist Church

• Details: $5/plate for all you can eat pancakes. Call 274-3252 for information or tickets



Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs District Competition

• When: March 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• Where USAO

• Details: Recital attendance given



March 5



Student Recital

• When: March 5, 12 p.m.

• Where USAO  Davis Hall Rm 124



March 6



Tai Chi for Better Balance

• When: Begins Wednesday, March 6, 12 noon

• Where: Borden Park Community Center

• Contact: Stepping Stones Alliance Inc, 224-1210 to register or for details



March 7



Tai Chi for Better Balance

• When: Begins Wednesday, March 7, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center

• Contact: Stepping Stones Alliance Inc, 224-1210 to register or for details



March 12



Piano Duets Recital

• Featuring: Dr. Stephen Weber, Rhenada Finch, Kate Sekula

• When: March 12, 7:30 p.m.

• Where USAO Alumni Chapel



March 16



Oklahoma Self Defense Act Class

• When: March 16, 8 a..n. - 4 p.m.

• Details: This class is required to obtain an Oklahoma Concealed/Open Carry Handgun License. Class is taught by a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and has also been certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Class covers laws on use of deadly force, handgun safety and basic shooting fundamentals.

• Contact: Tony Lawson 485 8062 or at guninstructor101@gmail.com. Seats are limited so act fast. Classes for special groups can also be arranged by appointment.



March 18-22



USAO Spring Break

• When: March 18-22



March 25



Grady County Landlord Association

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

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



Guest Faculty Recital

• Featuring: Dr. Brent Bristow, saxophone

• When: March 25, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Alumni Chapel



March 26



Student Recital

• When: March 26, 12 p.m.

• Where USAO  Davis Hall Rm 124



March 29



Senior Trombone Recital

• Featuring: Stephanie Thompson

• When: March 29, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Alumni Chapel



March 30



Red Steagall in Concert

• When: Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Details: Call Resurrection House, 910 Chickasha Ave., 405-224-5413



April 2



Senior Recital - Ariel Morgan

• When: April 2, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Te Ata Memorial Aud.



Southern Chocolate,

a Night on the Veranda

• When: Saturday, April 6 at 7pm

• Where: Lawton’s New City Hall Banquet Room.

• Cost: Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

• Details: Our annual chocolate event featuring fine food, chocolate martinis, live and silent auctions, and lots and lots of chocolate.  New this year...Valet Parking! Reserve your table now by calling (580) 355-1600.



April 9



Student Recital

• When: April 9, 12 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel



Concert Choir Concert

• When: April 9, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Te Ata Auditorium



April 11



Concert Band & Key Players

• When: April 11, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Te Ata Auditorium



April 12



Showband Concert

• When: April 12, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Te Ata Auditorium



April 12-21



Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite”

• Where: Lawton Community Theatre, John Denney Playhouse, 1316 N Bell Avenue, Lawton

• When: April 12-14, 18-21

• Details: Five men and three women are needed for this hilarious contemporary morality tale based on the story of Job. Perusal scripts are available for a $10 refundable deposit. Call (580) 355-1600 for details.



April 15



Davis Waldorf event, Ying Yang Quartet

• When: April 15, 7:30 p.m.

• Where: Alumni Chapel



April 23



Harlem Ambassadors vs Chickasha Breeze Family Comedy Basketball Show

• When: April 23, 7 p.m.

• Where: CHS Activity Center

• Tickets: $11/adults, 18+; $6/students, 5-17; under 5 free. Available at Chickasha Chamber of Commerce

• Hosted by: Chickasha Chamber of Commerce,  224-0787



April 27



Semi-Annual

Cash-Free Mommy Exchange

• When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Details: The last Cash-Free Mommy Exchange was a success thanks to all you so we have decided to do another one. Any clothes donated before April 1, will be exchanged at a rate of 3:2 after that it will 2:1 (You donate two pieces and you will receive one in exchange.) No limits on hats, outfits or such just make sure the clothes are clean and free of any holes or stains. Sizes Newborn to 6/7. Items can be dropped off at the Bookstore on 3rd and Minnesota but please make sure you label your sacks/boxes and include your phone number.

• For Pick-Up: call (405) 474-5505. We will pick up in the Oklahoma City, Norman, Chickasha area.



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



May 9-11



Chickasha Swap Meet

• Sponsor: Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: May 9-11;  rain or shine - outside event; Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, close at 8 p.m.

• Where: 712 E Choctaw Ave Chickasha, OK 73018

• Cost: Vendor spaces 10 x 30 - $50 each for all 3 days

• Details: come look for your hard to find auto parts, signs, cars, trucks, and much much more, ANYTHING auto related at the LARGEST SWAP MEET IN OKLAHOMA.

• Admission: FREE

• Parking - $4 - Benefits Local Youth Group

• Information:  visit www.chickashaautoswapmeet.com



June 7-16



9 to 5, the Musical

• When: June 7-16

• Where: John Denney Playhouse, 1316 N Bell Avenue, Lawton

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



June 8



9th Annual Lavender Festival

• When: Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• Admission $5/ea.; $4/Uniform Personnel with ID and Senior Citizens /65+;  (Children under 12 admitted free)

• Where: Direction from Apache: From the T-stop at North end of Town (HWY 19 , 62, & 281), turn left (West) 4 ½ miles on HWY 19;  turn right (North) on tar road (CS 2550) and go 5 miles; turn left (West) on gravel road  (CR 1410) and go 3/4 miles. Please follow our signs.

• Details: call  580-588-2855 or visit www.lavendervalleyacres.com



Oct. 17-19



Chickasha Antique

Auto Swap Meet

• When: Oct. 17-19, rain or shine - outside event; Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, close at 8 p.m.

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Cost: Vendor spaces 10 x 30 - $50 each for all 3 days

• Details: come look for your hard to find auto parts, signs, cars, trucks, and much much more, ANYTHING auto related at the LARGEST SWAP MEET IN OKLAHOMA.

• Admission : FREE

• Parking - $4 - Benefits Local Youth Group

• Information:  visit www.chickashaautoswapmeet.com



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.



Borden Community Center

• What: Free Line Dance Lessons

• When: Every Monday; 1-3 p. m.

• Details: Instructor Kathy Prigmore

• What: Free Line Dance Lessons

• When: Every Wednesday; 1-2:30 p. m.

• Details: Instructor Ruby Boggess, 224-5922

• What: Performanc es 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.

• What: Performances by Brand New Band

• When: Second Saturday monthly, 7-9 p.m.

• Contact Us: T-W-Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 222-9281



Alzheimer Support Group

• When: Third Wednesday monthly

• Where: Sterling House in Chickasha

• Sponsored by: Aspire Home Care and Hospice

• Details: Call Holly Miller at 580-371-8236



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.



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.



LaLeche League of Chickasha

• When: 2nd Thursday 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 222-5128 if you want to know more ask for Dianna.



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 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

• 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