Chickashanews.com

January 31, 2013

Around the Area, updated 01-31-13

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

— Jan. 31



Paint On Canvas workshop, January

• Where: Chickasha Public Library.

• Project: “A Red Cardinal in the Snow”

• When: Thursday, Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m.

• Details: Call Carrie Chavers at (405) 574-6689 to reserve your spot today. One can paint for $30, if you bring a friend it’s $25 each.  All supplies, canvas and paints are provided. Soft Drinks will be provided, but bring your own snack.  The painting will be pre-sketched on the canvas.  You can see the painting at www.paintoncanvas.net, go to the January calendar.



Feb. 1-3



“Lost and Found at LCT,”

a musical revue of songs from Broadway

• Sponsored by: The Friends of the Lawton Community Theatre

• When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1, 2, and 3. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8PM. Sunday matinee is at 2pm.

• Cost: Tickets are $22, $20 and $14.

• Details: A “meet the cast” reception in the lobby will follow each performance. Don’t miss this exciting event. Call (580) 355-1600 or visit our website www.lct-ok.org for reservations.



Feb. 2



Gospel Opry

• When: Feb. 2, dinner at 6 p.m.; pry at 7 p.m.

• Where: Cowboy Country Church, 4092 Norge Road, 1/2 mi. south of Country Club Rd. on Hwy. 92

• Details: Call Pastor Lynn Walker at 320-0055 for details.



A Valentine Like No Other

• When: Feb. 2, 3-6 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Details: Bring the kids to customize Valentine’s gifts. There will be ready-made goodies to purchase or you can buy craft projects to make on-site including cards, picture frames, bracelets, necklaces. Ready-made goodies include cupcake, jellies, jewelry and candles.



GAZE, Teri Carr photo exhibit

• When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m.

• Where: Oasis Studio & Gallery, 327 N 6th

• Details: The opening reception will be on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 6 pm – 10 pm. Come and enjoy food, wine and music by Arabesque. The work will be on display beginning January 29th through February 9th, 2013.



Feb. 4



CHS PTO meeting

• When: Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

• Where: CHS Commons



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.



Valentine Cookies and Cupcakes

• To be delivered: Feb. 10 after 1 p.m.

• Cost: Cookies- 3/$1, 6/$3, and 12/$6; Cupcakes- $1.25 per cupcake, $6/half dozen, and $12/dozen

• Deadline to order: Feb. 4

• To order: Contact Rev. Amy Sutton, 405-224-6372 and order yours today. You won’t want to miss this!!!! This is a great way to get your valentine taken care of early!!!

• Details: The proceeds will go towards helping the youth of First Christian Church get to the General Assembly this July.



Feb. 5



Am-Po Little League

Baseball Registration

• When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m.

• Where: Amber Community Center

• Registration Fee: $40 per player

• Age Requirements: All players MUST be 4 years old by January 1, 2013. We MUST have a Copy of ALL Players Birth Certificate, NO EXCEPTIONS. We will NOT be able to make copies at Sign Ups

• Call:  405-239-0761

• Additional details: WE NEED BOARD MEMBERS: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Concession, Scheduling & Field Maintenance



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. 



Feb. 6



Grady County Democratic Women

• When: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m.

• Where: USAO Cafeteria. 

• Details: All area Democrats are invited to attend.

• Contact: Angie Lewis, 405-779-6969



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. 



Feb. 7



Ron Stanley & True Country

• When: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center

• Admission: $5 ea.

• Details: plays 1st Thursday every month



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. 



Feb. 8



Am-Po PTO Dinner & silent auction

• When: Feb. 8, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

• Where: Am-Po High School cafeteria

• Admission: $6/adult, $4/kids undr 12.

• Details: call Stephanie Adams 320-2061 for info



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.



Feb. 9



BBQ Dinner fundraiser

• For: Grady County Sheriff’s Office

• When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 5-9 p.m.

• Where: Grady County Fairgrounds

• Cost: $10/adults; $5/ kids 12 and under

• Details: We will be serving a BBQ brisket dinner with baked beans, potato salad, drink and dessert. There will be a bake sale with tons of cakes, cookies and other dessert items, as well as a silent auction with Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Oklahoma Sooner sports memorabilia, as well as lots of other items.All proceeds will go to the Grady County Sheriff’s office.  



Feb. 11



Milo Production Meeting

• When: Feb. 11, 2013 at 6 p.m.

• Where: Canadian Valley Technology Center, 1401 Michigan Ave., Chickasha

• Details: Producers interested in learning more about milo production in southwest Oklahoma should join us for the Milo Production Meeting    



Feb. 13



Friends of the Library

Chocolate Celebration

• When: February 13, 2013, 5:00p - 7:00p

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Tickets: $6.00

• Details: Fundraiser for Children’s Computers in the Library. Civic clubs and groups are providing delicous chocolate desserts. Tickets will go on sale in January. A $6 ticket buys a choice of 6 different servings of chocolate desserts. For more information call Angie at 405-779-6969 or Catharine at 405-222-6075.



Feb. 14



Valentine Banquet meal

& Ivan Parker concert

• When: Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

• Where: First Assembly of God, Anadarko

• Cost: $25

• Call: 580-530-0045



Feb. 16



LYJ-AAHS 4th annual

Storytelling & Soul Food Evening

• When: Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

• Where: USAO Ballroom

• Admission: $15/ea.

• Details: Call Loretta Jackson at 405-224-5297, LYJ-AAHS, PO Box 2044, Chickasha, OK 73023.



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.



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



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.



March 25



Grady County Landlord Association

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

• Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall, 125 Chickasha Ave.

• Call: 224-7829



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 12-21



God’s Favorite

• When: April 12-21

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

• Information:  (580) 355-1600



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



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.



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.



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