Chickashanews.com

August 21, 2012

Around the Area

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

— Aug. 23-25



Grady County Fair

• When: Aug. 23-25

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Aug. 24-25



Blanchard’s 2nd annual

Bluegrass Festival

• When: Aug. 24-25

• Details: www.cityofblanchard.com



Aug. 25



Northside Reunion

• When: Aug. 25, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Where: Senior Citizens Building

• Details: Anyone who lives or has lived on the northside is welcome. Music and food will be available.



FORD Drive One 4UR School

• When: Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

• Where: Charles Allen Ford-Lincoln-Mercury 

• For: CHS PTO Fundraiser



Cowboy Country Church

Gospel Opry

• When: Saturday, Aug. 25, doors open 5:30 p.m.; Opry starts at 7 p.m.

• Where: Cowboy Country Church, 4092 Norge Road, 1-1/2 mi. south of 29th & Grand

• Details: Call Pastor Lynn Walker at 405-320-0055

 

CHS Cheerleaders

Mini Clinic

• When: Saturday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

• For: Pre-K to 6th grade

• Where: CHS Activity Center



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. 27



Blood Drive

• When: Monday, Aug. 27, 12-5 p.m.

• Where: Bank of Verden, 101 W. Hwy. 62

• Details: For more information or to make an appointment to donate, contact Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visit us at www.obi.org.



AUG. 28



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: August 28, 7:30 p.m.

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



Sept. 1



Blueprint a Plant

• When: Sept. 1, 10 a.m.

• Where: Myriad Botanical Gardens Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Picture a beautiful blue picture of a blossom or a leaf.  You can set up your artistic arrangement of materials from the Children’s Garden and turn it into a permanent work of art to take home.  $2 nonmembers; Free to members.



Sept. 2



Scientific Sundays: How High Is that Tree?

• When: Sept. 2, 1-2 p.m.

• Where: Myriad Botanical GardensChildren’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Learn how to measure the height of a tree without even climbing it (or asking one of our squirrels!)  $2-nonmember; Free for members.



Sept. 6



Newcastle Casino

Outdoor Concert Series

• Featuring: Tracy Lawrence

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

• Information: call (405) 387-6013



Aug. 20 - Sept. 7



Blue and Gold Sausage,

Bacon, and Chicken Sale

• Who: The Ninnekah FFA Chapter is selling Blue and Gold products to raise money for annual activities, banquets, and leadership conferences. Products are scheduled to arrive and ready for pickup on Sept. 20th after 4 p.m. We appreciate your support!

• What: Blue & Gold Sausage $6.00/2.5 lb Sticks, Breaded Chicken Tenderloin

• Cost: Strips $18.00/ 5 lb bag and Thick Sliced Bacon $14.00/3.5lb package.

• When: August 20th- Sept. 7th Available for Order  

• Where: Ninnekah Ag Complex

• Contact Info: Any Ninnekah FFA Chapter member or call directly at 405-224-4092, ask for Ag Building.



Sept. 8



Free Music Fest

• When: Sept. 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center

• Information: call Jallene or Chet at 224-6790 or 222-6926



SeptemberFest

• When: Sept. 8

• Where: Governor’s Mansion, 820 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City

• Details: Visit the Myriad Gardens booth on the West Lawn of the Governor’s Mansion and smell flowers, touch seeds and leaves from tropical rainforests and ask questions of the education staff.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of exploring Oklahoma’s rich heritage & diversity, featuring crafts, music, storytelling and live entertainment as well as FREE admission to the Oklahoma History Center.



City of Springs Car Show

• When: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.

• Where: Sulphur, OK

• Contact: Jeff Flowers (580)622-6387 or e-mail cityofspringscarshow@yahoo.com



Sept. 9



Scientific Sundays:

Origami in the Garden

• When: Sept. 9, 1-2 p.m.

• Where: Myriad Botanical Garden Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Visit the Children’s Garden and make some plants and animals from paper!  Try your hand at this traditional art of Japanese paper-folding. $2-nonmember; Free for members.



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.



Sept. 15



Shape Up on the Great Lawn

• When: Sept. 15, 8am: Yoga; 9am: Zumba

• Where: Great Lawn at the Myriad

• Details: Kick-start your workout habit or simply try something new in the beautiful setting of the Myriad Gardens. These free workout classes will be offered for three Saturdays in September. Free and open to the public. For more information call 405.297.0102 or email enewton@myriadgardens.org



Family Saturdays:

Beautiful Bees

• When: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.

• Where: Myriad Botanical Garden Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: You might worry about a bee’s stinger when you see them coming your way, but did you know that without bees and honeybees we would be without many of the fruits we now enjoy? And we wouldn’t have all of that wonderful honey!  Join us for this special class all about bees and honey try your hand at making some of your own honeybutter. $3 members; Free for nonmembers.



Sept. 16



Scientific Sundays:

Hand Spans in the Gardens

• When: Sept. 16, 1-2 p. m.

• Where: Myriad Botanical Gardens Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Gardeners are always using their hands for measuring things. Come to the gardens and use your hands and rulers to estimate and measure the length of objects in the garden. $2-non-member; Free for members.

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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.



Shape Up on the Great Lawn

• When: Sept. 22; 8am: Yoga; 9am: Zumba

• Where: Great Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Garden

• Details: Kick-start your workout habit or simply try something new in the beautiful setting of the Myriad Gardens. These free workout classes will be offered for three Saturdays in September. Free and open to the public. For more information call 405.297.0102 or email enewton@myriadgardens.org



Family Saturdays:

Bonsai Basics

• When: Sept. 22, 10 a.m.

• Where: Myriad Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Come as a family and learn some of the basics to taking care of your own bonsai.  With this introduction participants will learn about different plants suitable for bonsai as well as pruning, soils and different wiring practices. $5 members; Free for nonmembers.



Sept. 23



Scientific Sundays:

Knots in the Garden

• When: Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m.

• Where: Myriad Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Learn about knots in general and those used by arborists (Tree experts). Then take a turn in a tree climbing harness using your knowledge.  $2-nonmember; Free for members.



United States Navy Band

“Country Current”

• When: Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

• Where: Myriad Great Lawn

• Details: See the U.S. Navy’s premiere country and bluegrass band, Country Current, perform a full range of modern country hits, old country standards and traditional bluegrass favorites on the Gardens’ Great Lawn. Free and open to the public.   



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



Shape Up on the Great Lawn

• When: Sept. 29; 8am: Yoga; 9am: Zumba

• Where: Myriad Great lawn

• Details: Kick-start your workout habit or simply try something new in the beautiful setting of the Myriad Gardens. These free workout classes will be offered for three Saturdays in Sept. Free and open to the public. For information call 405.297.0102 or email enewton@myriadgardens.org



Scientific Sundays:

All About Birds

• When: Sept. 30, 1-2 p.m.

• Where: Myriad Children’s Garden Pavilion

• Details: Explore the gardens to see what birds live here, then cut out some bird silhouettes and make a bird balancing mobile. $2-nonmember; Free for members.



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.



Nov. 13



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: Nov 13, 7:30 p.m.

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



Dec. 8



Christmas Tour of Homes

• Where: Home to be announced

• When: Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   

• Details: Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Resurrection House.  For information, call Aubry Mills (405) 822-2882 or Nancy (405)503-5232.



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