Chickashanews.com

December 11, 2012

Around the Area, updated 12-11-12

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

— Dec. 13-16



Chickasha Community Theatre

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

• When: Dec. 13-15, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m.

• Where: historic Washita Theatre in downtown Chickasha

• Cost: $10/18 years and older; $6/under 18 years, purchase at Jay’s Jewelry in advance or at the door.



Dec. 14



Cash-Free Mommy Exchange

• When: Friday, Dec. 14, 1-7 p.m.

• Where: Chickasha Public Library

• Details: Heart 4 Children Ministries will be hosting a Cash-Free Mommy Exchange/Clothing Exchange.



Dec. 14-15



Craft Show

• Where: Hwy. 19 in Lindsay

• When: Dec. 14-15; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.



Christmas items sale

• Where: 618 S. 18th, Chickasha

• When: Dec. 14-15

• Details: miscellaneous items for sale to benefit the Resurrection House Christmas Party



Dec. 15



Blanchard Lions Club

Christmas Parade 2012

• When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m.

• Where: Blanchard Main St.

• Details: Parades are loved by everyone, and are the perfect way to show your Christmas Spirit and promote your Club/Group/Church or business. This year we are going to line up Main Street with Floats, Cars, Bands and walkers. There are No Fees to participate.  The only requirement is that you contact City Hall at 485-9392 ext.105. The Pre-Parade entertainment will take place downtown starting at 2pm with Shop Blanchard give-a-ways and Live entertainment, Carriage rides, Elementary school singers, Hot Coco, cookies & popcorn and much, much more.  So come on downtown on Dec. the 15th and help us kick off the Holidays.



Dec. 16



Chickasha Life Church “Like a Child”

• When: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 3-7:30 p.m.

• Where: 521 W. Chickasha Ave.



Dec. 19



Blood Drive

• When: Sunday, Dec. 16, 3-7 p.m.

• Where: College Heights Baptist Church, 12th & Grand, Choir Room

• Contact: Carl Phelps 405-224-0409



Dec. 21-22



Christmas items sale

• Where: 618 S. 18th, Chickasha

• When: Dec. 21-22

• Details: miscellaneous items for sale to benefit the Resurrection House Christmas Party



Dec. 23



Chickasha Life Church “Like a Child”

• When: Sunday, Dec. 23, at 9, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

• Where: 521 W. Chickasha Ave.



Dec. 25



Community Christmas Dinner

• When: Tuesday, Dec. 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• Where: Tuttle Methodist Church, 402 S. Cimarron Rd., 4 blocks south of stop light

• Details: Everyone is invited. No charge. Call 381-2458



Dec. 30



Chickasha Life Church “Lead like Jesus”

• When: Sunday, Dec. 30, at 9, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

• Where: 521 W. Chickasha Ave.



Dec. 31



Lawton Community Theatre

New Year’s Eve Luau

• When: Monday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

• Where: Museum of the Great Plains.

• Tickets: $25 and reservations are required.

• Details: Call 355-1600 or visit our website lct-ok.org for tickets. Food, Music, Games, Pay as you go Bar. You read that right! It’s a luau on New Year’s Eve and it’s going to be a blast!



• • 2013 • •



Jan. 12



All Day Music Fest featuring Bluegrass/Gospel/Country/Folk Music  

• When: Jan. 12, doors open at 9 a.m.

• Where: Borden Park Community Center, 200 N. 18th in Chickasha

• Details: All ages are welcome , and the admission is by donations to pay for the rent for the one-day event at the Community Center. The Music Fest will be the second Saturday of every month.  To schedule to play or for more information contact Jallane or Chet Link at (405) 224-6790 or (405) 222-6926.



Jan. 16



Grady County Interagency Coalition

• When: Jan. 16

• Where: CV Tech Center



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



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.



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