Events

Our area has so much to offer. Find upcoming events below, or submit your event listing for approval.

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Annual All-Schools Exhibit

March 5th, 2020 10:00 AM - April 25th, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Each year the Goddard Center showcases the artwork of students from schools in our area at the Annual All Schools Exhibit, which is made possible by our generous sponsors. In keeping with its mission of providing art education for the youth of south central Oklahoma, over seventy Art Studios educational scholarships are awarded during this exhibit. Receptions are held for the both the Elementary students & the Middle/High School students, which are highly attended by hundreds of family members and friends.

Annual All-Schools Exhibit

March 5th, 2020 10:00 AM - April 25th, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Each year the Goddard Center showcases the artwork of students from area schools in its Annual All Schools Exhibit, which is made possible by our generous sponsors. In keeping with its mission of providing art education for the youth of south central Oklahoma, over seventy Art Studios educational scholarships are awarded during this exhibit. Receptions are held for both the Elementary and the Middle / High school art students, which are highly attended by hundreds of family members and friends.

Carter County Hyundai Blood Drive

March 30th, 2020 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Carter County Hyundai is hosting a blood drive with the Oklahoma Blood institute. Come give blood and save lives! Plus you will get a T-shirt, whataburger coupon and one ticket to Frontier city!

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema @ The Goddard Center: Swan Lake

March 31st, 2020 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Swan Lake is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form.

STORMIN' INTO SPRING

April 4th, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free Family Fun! Sponsored by Reach Higher, SE, University Center, Murray State College, Trio Programs and Langston University

Managing Eastern Bluebirds

April 7th, 2020 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Eastern bluebirds are among the most beautiful songbirds, which were declining up until the point that people began providing nest boxes for them. Come learn about eastern bluebirds, and other cavity-nesting songbirds, and how to build, place and manage their nest boxes. During this course, you will build a nest box that you can take home. You should also have the opportunity to view actual bluebird nesting activity in nest boxes.

Easter Egg Dog Hunt

April 8th, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bring your dog for an Easter Egg Hunt just for them! The “Best Dressed” dog will receive a special prize. We cannot wait to see the dogs in their cutest Easter outfits!

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 9th, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for our 14th annual celebration! It is guaranteed to be a fun experience for the whole family! Come see the Easter Bunny, play games, jump on inflatables, and hunt Easter eggs with your flashlight! Remember the egg hunts do not begin until sunset. See you there!

Find and Eliminate Waste in Your Business

April 15th, 2020 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Class presented by Industrial Solutions. This is a 3 hour seminar designed to be fun, interactive and meaningful to any business owner. Participants will learn how to cut waste from their business and be given some tools that can be implemented immediately and is cost effective.

Corporate Fitness Challenge Grand Can Sculpture Contest

April 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - April 18th, 2020 - 8:00 PM
As part of the Corporate Fitness Challenge this year, the Food and Resource Center is hosting a can sculpture contest.

Kite Fest

April 18th, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
A one-of-a-kind family event for all to enjoy! Bring the family to Regional Park (North of the Soccer Field) to take in the bright colors and fun that comes along with flying a kite. Awards for highest flying kite, lowest flying kite, biggest flying kite, and smallest flying kite will be given around 1:00p. Enjoy food trucks, kite making, and more! Free kites will be given to anyone who does not have a kite to fly. Come enjoy a fantastic family day at the park!

Granny Basketball Tournament

April 18th, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Granny Basketball League is a non-profit organization to provide fun, competitive exercise for women ages 50 and older playing six-on-six basketball. Come out to the Granny Basketball Tournament!

Demonstrating Sprayers for Specialty Crops

April 21st, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
There is more to effective chemical weed and pest control than meets the eye. To achieve your desired results, you’ll need to select the right sprayer for the job, pay attention to sprayer calibration and use chemicals properly. During this field day, you will learn about the various types of sprayers available and have the opportunity to see some of them in operation. This course is designed to provide specialty crop growers with a basic understanding of the equipment and skills required to apply pesticides effectively, efficiently and safely.

Applying Beef Quality Assurance Practices

April 23rd, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Noble Research Institute consultants are taking Beef Quality Assurance to the ranch. During this workshop, you will see various demonstrations of and gain hands-on experience with all best management practices for working and weaning calves. Beef producers looking to improve their best management practices and ensure quality beef products in the food chain should join us.

Pond Management for Sport Fishing

April 23rd, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Course will be presented by Noble Research Institute-Wildlife & Fisheries Consultants. Even though sport fish management is the focus of the course, the instructors will address questions pertaining to any pond management goal including livestock water supply, landscape aesthetics, waterfowl management, etc.

Movie in the Park - Frozen 2

April 25th, 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Movie in the Park series kicks off on April 25th at Central Park featuring “Frozen 2”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.

Improving Your Pecan Pesticide Utilization

April 30th, 2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A major part of any pecan orchard management is the utilization of pesticides. The success of the orchard is dependent on the proper selection and application of pesticides. This includes your economic and efficacy considerations. This course will help you improve your pesticide management plan to increase the economic viability of your orchard.

Kids Fishing Derby

May 2nd, 2020 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, and Smallest Fish will be awarded! Bring your entire family and enjoy a fun day of fishing!

Selecting the Right Fence for You

May 7th, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
In a construction project, the goal is to build it once and be done. This goal also applies to fencing projects. With increased interest in high stock density grazing, it is important to incorporate a degree of flexibility for grazing management.

Crochet Crazy

May 14th, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Help us make Fraley Park colorful and crazy by crocheting something to go on a tree. We will meet at Fraley Park on May 14th at 10:00am for each participant to pick out a tree and make it their own. The trees will be displayed from June 1st-June 30th and we will have a contest for the most colorful tree. If you crochet or know someone who does please contact Tes Stewart at [email protected]

State Track Meet-Classes 5A & 6A

May 15th, 2020 All Day - May 16th, 2020
State Track Meet for Classes 5A & 6A in the State of Oklahoma. Hosted at Ardmore High School, Noble Stadium Track.

Market at Central

May 16th, 2020 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, baked goods, spices and specialty cooking mixes, and more awaits you at Central Park!

So You Want to Grow Specialty Crops

May 19th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Growing a variety of specialty crops, including vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits and pecans, offers producers an alternative to traditional enterprises. While specialty crops offer high profit potential, they also present unique management and marketing challenges. During this seminar, you will learn about the many factors involved in the enterprise decision-making process. By the end of the program, you will have an understanding of the basic requirements for growing and marketing a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops, including pecans, in the Southern Great Plains, and whether or not specialty crop production is something you can realistically pursue.

So You Want to Grow Specialty Crops

May 19th, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Growing a variety of specialty crops, including vegetables, tree fruits, small fruits and pecans, offers producers an alternative to traditional enterprises. While specialty crops offer high profit potential, they also present unique management and marketing challenges.

Managing Your Pond for Recreation

May 27th, 2020 1:00 PM - 5:00 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 workshop will focus on managing sport fish in small impoundments.

Movie in the Park - Toy Story 4

May 30th, 2020 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
See Toy Story 4 at Central Park featuring 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.