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October 3, 2012

Around the Area

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

NINNEKAH — Oct. 4



Grady County

Democratic Party Gala & Dinner

• When: Thursday, Oct. 4, doors open 5:30 p.m.; meal 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. introductions; 7:30 p.m. speakers

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Tickets: In Advance: $15/regular admission, $5/student; $7/sr. citizens over 65; $20 at the door (tickets available at the Express-Star, 302 N. 3rd)

• Contact: Steve 405-320-5355; Darleen 405-224-8604; Dale 405-574-4213



Oct. 5



Epworth UMW fundraiser

• What: Parking lot garage sale

• Where: 5th & Colorado

• When: Oct. 5, 8 a.m. - ?



Oct. 5-6



Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser

• When: Trinity Fellowship Hall, 1028 N. 11th St.

• When: Oct. 5 - 6 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily

• Benefits: our roof repair fund



Oct. 5-14



The Sound of Music

• What: America’s favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical

• When: Oct. 5-7, 11-14; tickets go on sale Sept. 17

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

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



Oct. 6



Chickasha Chicken Run

• When: Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m.

• Where: Shannon Springs Park



Back Alley AA Picnic

• When: Saturday, Oct. 6; 2 p.m.

• Where: Shannon Springs Park Pavillion

• Contact: Judt 222-1943



Matthew Hoskins

Memorial Golf Tournament

• When: Oct. 6, 8 a.m. shotgun start

• Where: Riverband Golf Course

• Cost: 4 man scramble/$240

• Details: Contact Zach Divine at 417-437-0429. Register by Sept. 28. Email mwhmemorial@gmail.com



Student Union fundraiser

• When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. - ?

• Where: 1720 S. 16, Chickasha



Oct. 7



Alex Southern Baptist Church Chapel Homecoming

• When: Oct. 7

• Where: Alex Southern Baptist Church



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. 9



Paint on Canvas

• When: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6-9 p.m.

• Where: Pizza Hut in Chickasha

• Details: Go to paintoncanvas.net and friend us on Facebook to receive $5 off of the $35 fee; then call Carrie Chavers at 574-6689 to sign-up. Leave with your finished masterpiece.



Oct. 11



LaLeche League of Chickasha

• When: Oct. 11, 10 a.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Contact: Jan at 222-0723



Oct. 12



Ivan Parker in Concert

• When: Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

• Where: Central Baptist Church, 901 SW B Ave., Lawton



Oct. 12-13



Josey Barrel Racing Clinic

• When: Oct. 12-13

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Cement’s 2nd

annual Fall Festival

• When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

• Where: Fairgrounds

• Details: Free craft booths and flea market space  available. Call 405-829-0051 or 405-489-3605 to reserve your space.



Oct. 15



American Farmers

& Ranchers Banquet

• When: Oct. 15

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Chisholm Trail

Republican Women

• When: Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center, 1401 Michigan, Chickasha, enter the east door of the building

• Details: Chuck Utsler, candidate for House District #56 and Scott Biggs, candidate for House District #51 will be the speakers.  Both men are highly qualified to serve.  There will be time for questions following their presentations.  Men & women attend our meetings.  If you choose to join, membership for women is $20 and for men, as an associate member, is $10.  Barbara Pfenning is president  of the group. 

• Questions: call Sandra Johnson at 405-204-6435.



Oct. 17



Grady County

Interagency Coalition

• When: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Tech Center



Oct. 18-20



Chickasha Antique

Auto Swap Meet

• When: Oct. 18-20, 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



AAUW Meeting and Book Review

• When: Tuesday, Oct. 9th at 7:15pm

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Details: Member Catharine Cook will lead the book discussion. The topic is 1960’s Best Fiction.  The public is invited to attend the gathering.  Please call Angie at 779-6969 for more information.



Oct. 23



Chickasha Antique Auto Club

• When: Oct 23, 7:30 p.m.

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



OHCE Fall Council

• When: Oct. 23

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Oct. 26-27



Frontier Days Ranch Rodeo

• When: Oct. 26-27

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Oct. 27



“Holiday Craft Fair”

• Where: Bible Baptist Church gym

• When: Saturday, Oct. 27,  10am - 6pm.

• Details: All proceeds from the “Home based business” booths will benefit the Bible Baptist Church Children’s & Youth Ministry Summer Camp Accounts for 2013. 10x10 booths are $50.00, and tables and electricity are $10.00 each in addition to the both rental. Booth rental info. is on the Vendor form. We will be hosting our Community wide Fall Festival at the same time which is completely free. Come by the church office or Welcome Center for a booth rental agreement form, or visit us at www.bbcchickasha.net for a download/print form.



Chickasha Firefighters

Chili Cook-Off & Car Show

• When: Oct. 27

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



OCT. 27



Community Fall Festival

• Where: Trinity Community Fellowship, 1028 N. 11th St.

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-8 p.m.

• Details: Call Rev. Wilbourne at 779-4385 for information and directions



OCT. 30



Blanchard’s PumpkinFest

• When: Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.

• Where: Downtown Blanchard

• Details: Lots to do: live music, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, pet costume contest



Nov. 3-4



Bad Shot Gun Show

• When: Nov. 3-4

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Nov. 5



CHS PTO

• When: Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

• Where: CHS Commons



Nov. 8



NRCS District Meeting

• When: Nov. 8

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Nov. 9-11



Fine Arts Holiday Show

Call for Artists

• Sponsored by: The Duncan Art Guild

• When: Nov. 9-11, deadline Oct. 15

• Details: Works will be judged for cash awards. Send SASE to Duncan Art Guild, P.O.Box 2001, Duncan, OK 73534. Judge will be Jacquelyn Knapp artist and art instructor at USAO in Chickasha

• Contact: Janice at 580-252-7488



Nov. 10



Chickasha Pig Sale

• When: Nov. 10

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Nov. 11



Bible Baptist Church Banquet

• When: Nov. 11

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



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.



Nov. 15-18



OK Sooner Circuit Dog Show

• When: Nov. 15-18

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds



Dec. 7-16



The Fox on the Fairway

• When: Dec. 7-16

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

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



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.



Feb. 22 - Mar. 3



Sylvia

• When: Feb. 22-March 3

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

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



April 12-21



God’s Favorite

• When: April 12-21

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

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



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



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.



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: 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