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Southern Oklahoma Hiring Conference

April 23rd, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Over 50 employers from Love, Carter, and Murray Counties will be in attendance and will be hiring for hundreds of jobs.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age

April 30th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The next production in the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season is an encore presentation of an electrifying jazzy ballet, THE GOLDEN AGE, accompanied by Shostakovich's brilliant score.

The Hunts

May 3rd, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band from the south-lands of Chesapeake, Virginia. These seven brothers and sisters have a passion for creating compelling music and so have integrated one another's talents of writing, composing, and musicianship to make breathtakingly ethereal music. Stringed instruments, surrounded by enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms hearken an organic, transcendental sound. The Hunts have opened for world renowned bands such as The Fray, X-Ambassadors, Judah and the Lion, and OAR, to name a few, and they have appeared at world-class music festivals, gracing the stages at Austin City Limits, Red Rock, Firefly, and Summerfest. Their music has been used for National TV shows and commercials, and they have over 15 million streams on Spotify.

Kids Fishing Derby

May 4th, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grab your poles and some bait and head to the Kid’s Fishing Pond for the Kid’s Fishing Derby! Snacks and prizes will be given out. Prizes for the Most Fish Caught, Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish, and Best Selfie with Fish will be awarded! Bring your entire family and enjoy a fun day of fishing!

Accepting entries for the Goddard Juried Art Exhibition

May 7th, 2019 9:00 AM - May 10th, 2019 - 5:00 PM
All painting, drawing, altered and unaltered photography (i.e. Photoshop), mixed media, sculpture, collage, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and fiber art works are eligible. $20.00 fee per entry, artists are limited to 4 entries. Awards include: $800 1st place + a lobby exhibit at a later date, $300 2nd place, $200 3rd place, $100 Jeanne and Laurence London Award for Excellence, and 3 $100 Honorable Mentions

Introduction to Integrity Beef

May 7th, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Connect with Noble Research Institute consultants and Integrity Beef Alliance members to learn more about the Integrity Beef Alliance terminal calf program and replacement heifer development program. Integrity Beef members typically see at least a 50-pound increase in weaning weights and even higher sale weight advantages when compared to their own herd prior to entering the program.

Irrigating and Fertilizing Specialty Crops

May 9th, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Specialty crop growers all too often guess when it comes to scheduling irrigation and fertilizer application. This is especially true for producers new to growing on plastic mulch, which can be a little intimidating considering the growing surface is covered by plastic film. As challenging as it may be, there is no room for guesswork when it comes to irrigating and fertilizing specialty crops. To ensure water and plant nutrients are applied in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible manner, application must be based on established guidelines. Join us to learn about soil-water-plant relationships and the various irrigation scheduling methods you can use to maintain the proper soil-air-water balance necessary for crops to thrive. You will also learn how to properly match fertilizer application with the nutrient requirements of crops.

Great Art On Screen Series-- Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

May 9th, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This program is one of a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of the influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is based on the Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vincenza of Van Gogh's work, with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from The Kröller-Müller Museum in Holland.

MET Live Opera: Dialogues de Carmélites by Poulenc

May 11th, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
The final production of the 2018-2019 MET Opera Live season is Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress.

Managing for a Healthy Herd

May 14th, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Calf health is paramount to your ranch’s profitability and reputation. Managing for a healthy calf starts in utero and continues throughout its life span. Nutrition of the cow and calf will have a direct impact on the subsequent health of the calf on the ranch and in the feedlot. Join Noble Research Institute consultants and an invited veterinarian to learn the finer points of herd health management and about the national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, which outlines proper vaccine and medicine storage and handling.

Senior Trip to Scenic 77 Drive and Treasure Valley Casino

May 15th, 2019 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Take a drive on Scenic 77 and visit the casino!

Great Art on Screen Series-- Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood

May 16th, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is program is one in a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of the influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is with Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, that the experiences, thoughts, and feelings behind the work are able to be explored.

Market at Central

May 18th, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kick off your summer with a fresh experience! Come see us at the Market at Central! Farm-fresh veggies, fresh-cut flowers, freshly baked goods, spices and specialty cooking mixes, live cooking demonstrations and more awaits you at Central Park!

Learning About the Snakes of Oklahoma

May 20th, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
We often fear snakes because we don’t know enough about them. Being able to identify venomous snakes can help keep you from fearing the majority of snakes, which are not venomous. Join us to hear from Mike Porter, senior wildlife and fisheries consultant, who will provide you with need-to-know information about snakes in Oklahoma. You’ll have the chance to ask your questions about snakes and see multiple species of live snakes native to Oklahoma.

Carl Wockner

May 21st, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Carl Wockner has skipped up the charts with his first two single releases of his album Crayon Days, receiving high rotation on national radio in both Australia and the US. His rare "Live Looping" style solo performance matched only with his signature vocal and unique acoustic guitar work renders Carl in a league of his own. The live shows have been recognized throughout Australia and the US with multiple headliner performances. Wockner is now rumored as one of the busiest musicians in Nashville. There will be an afternoon outreach performance for area children and community organizations.

Managing Your Pond for Recreation

May 23rd, 2019 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ponds can provide you with endless hours of recreation, and they can increase the value of your property. There are many goals for an impoundment, such as sport fishing, waterfowl, livestock water, swimming, fire suppression supply and irrigation supply. This event will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments. You will learn how to develop a quality sport fishing impoundment from the ground up, from site selection to managing existing fish and everything in between. Come learn fish management fundamentals that will aid you in developing and managing an enjoyable fishery.

Great Art On Screen series-- Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche

May 23rd, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This is program is one in a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of the influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is an examination of images from the Vienna Secession, an art movement formed in the late 1890s for art, literature, and music.

Great Art On Screen series-- Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

May 30th, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This program is one of a series of four that takes an in-depth look at the life, times, and work of influential artists Vincent Van Gogh, Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Claude Monet. It is an exclusive tour led by Monet scholars from institutions such as Musée Marmottan Monet and the Orsay Museum, and concludes at Monet's house and gardens in Giverny.

Girls on the Run 5K & Glow RUn

May 31st, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The GOTR 5K and Glow Run (and 1 mile) will be on Friday, May 31st. The 5k will begin at 8:45 pm and the 1 Mile will begin at 8:50 pm The run will begin on the road directly north of the field house at Noble Stadium and will end amid cheers and celebration on the track at the 50 yard line.

Art in the Park

June 1st, 2019 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Step into the world of vision and color at Art in the Park. Local artists will feature unique one of a kind pieces of art. A kids craft area and local food trucks will be there as well. Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful day at Central Park.

Movie in the Park - Space Jam

June 1st, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us at Central Park for ”Space Jam” starting at dusk. Be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket for this FREE movie under the stars. There will be concession items available for purchase.

How Plants and Animals Respond to Grazing

June 4th, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grazing is a management tool that uses livestock and their act of consuming plant material to impact an ecosystem or landscape. Grazing affects both the plant and the animal. Plant type and availability, stage of growth, animal preferences, livestock age and physiological condition, stock density, duration of grazing and recovery, and management all play roles in the responses of both plants and animals to grazing. At this workshop, you will learn about these interactions, terminology and concepts, and plant and animal responses to grazing. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit grazing paddocks at the Noble Research Institute and discuss the effects of grazing and applied grazing management with consultants in the field.

S'mores 'n Snores

June 8th, 2019 6:00 PM - June 9th, 2019 - 7:00 AM
Pitch a tent and enjoy a fun filled family night under the stars at Regional Park. Help us kick off our Movie in the Park series that night with our opening feature “Open Season”! Enjoy hotdogs, games, s’mores, popcorn, and more. A small breakfast will be served the next morning at 7:00a during tent pack up. Want to make sure you have a spot? Pre-register at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office starting April 1st!

Managing Brush with Proper Techniques

June 11th, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woody plant encroachment can reduce grazeable acres as well as potentially displace good plants for wildlife habitat. However, not all woody plants are bad for livestock and wildlife. During this field day, you will learn the potential positives and negatives of woody plants depending on differing goals. You will also hear discussion on how to manage woody plant encroachment using several different techniques such as fire, mechanical and chemical control options. This field day will demonstrate how to apply certain control techniques as well as show past treatments. Join us to learn how to manage brush for your operation.

Managing Forage Quality to Performance

June 14th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
One of the best ways to reduce your feed costs and increase revenue in your livestock operation is to optimize the utilization of forage in your pasture. This event is designed to help you learn how to manage the relationship between native forage and livestock, enabling you to improve the health and productivity of your native pasture while benefiting your cow-calf operation. At this workshop, you will learn firsthand how to estimate native forage quality and quantity and how to use this to best meet your herd’s nutritional needs. We will also explain and demonstrate the benefits of tools, such as grazing exclosures, prescribed fire and forage testing.


June 15th, 2019 All Day
Juneteenth Celebration

Over The Edge - University Center, Ardmore

June 22nd, 2019 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Watch participants rappel down the First Bank building to raise money for the University Center of Southern Oklahoma

49th Annual Goddard Juried Exhibit Closing Reception

June 29th, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
This evening is a time to come in, view and discuss the selected works with others, meet the artists that created them, and see which of your favorite pieces won at the Awards Presentation.

Summer Concert Series

June 29th, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Our Summer Concert Series is back with new bands. Bring your chairs and enjoy a variety of music from Southern Oklahoma featuring music from country to classic rock. On June 29th, come see the Red Clay Gypsies. Concession items and food trucks will be available.