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Senior Trip to the Chickasaw Cultural Center

October 16th, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Senior Citizens (55+) will meet at the HFV Wilson Community Center and will travel to the Chicksaw Cultural Center and visit the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center.

Let's Get Souped!

October 16th, 2018 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Enjoy delicious, homemade soups, breads and desserts from fabulous "foodie" chefs in Ardmore! While you're at it, donate non-perishable food to the Regional Food Bank and do some good in our community. This event is a fundraiser for Ardmore Main Street.

Candidate Forum

October 16th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In carrying out our mission of encouraging informed and active participation in government, the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Ardmore Young Professionals, and Leadership Greater Ardmore Alumni are again providing a Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Ardmore Convention Center. The focus of this forum is to provide information on those candidates running for office from Southern Oklahoma. All candidates that will represent Southern Oklahoma have been invited to participate, include those running for: State Senate District 14 State House of Representatives District 48 State House of Representatives District 49 Carter County Commissioner District 3 The format of the forum will allow the candidates, by party affiliation, to provide a brief statement and answer a series of questions devised by a non-partisan committee and make a closing remark. Following the forum, the candidates will be available to meet and greet attendees, answer questions and distribute information. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

FREE Questions & Answers with Human Resource Professionals

October 18th, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Arbuckle Area Society for Human Resource Management presents a FREE Question and Answer seminar with Human Resource Professionals. If you had an HR Manager, what would you ask them? The purpose of this panel is to answer your individual questions. If time allows, we will also discuss: At Will Employment, Disciplinary Action & Documentation, FMLA, Handbooks, SQ788, etc. Please RSVP to: [email protected] Continental breakfast included.

Ardmore Regional Haunted Forest

October 18th, 2018 6:00 PM - October 20th, 2018 - 11:00 PM
Join us for 7 nights of fright! The Hidden Hollows is a 1/8 mile trail for the faint of heart. Full of tricks and spooky beings to give your Halloween an extra scare. The Dead Acres is a 1/4 mile trail where evil comes out to play. Dead Acres brings nightmares to life and will leave you with a haunting experience. Brought to you by: Ardmore Parks and Recreation and the Ardmore Little Theater

Community Collaborative to Eliminate Domestic Violence

October 19th, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
"Community Collaborative to Eliminate Domestic Violence" Presented by the Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma

FRC Fight Night 15

October 20th, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
FRC Fight Night 15 - Full contact K-1 & Muay Thai Kickboxing

The Science of Storm Chasing

October 23rd, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A storm chasing veteran of 20 years, Reed Timmer, Ph.D., takes his audience directly inside the tornado with videos and scientific data collected from the tank-like Dominator intercept vehicles, as featured on Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers series in 2008-2012. Reed will share intense, storm-chasing videos while discussing the roles of storm-chasers and emphasizing the science of tornadoes and how to stay safe in severe weather. He’ll also discuss the record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, from a chasing and climatology perspective.

Family Fall Festival

October 25th, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Pumpkin painting, free kid's meal, costume contest

Ardmore Regional Haunted Forest

October 25th, 2018 6:00 PM - October 27th, 2018 - 11:00 PM
Join us for 7 nights of fright! The Hidden Hollows is a 1/8 mile trail for the faint of heart. Full of tricks and spooky beings to give your Halloween an extra scare. The Dead Acres is a 1/4 mile trail where evil comes out to play. Dead Acres brings nightmares to life and will leave you with a haunting experience. Brought to you by: Ardmore Parks and Recreation and the Ardmore Little Theater

Texoma Hamarama and Family Fun Fest

October 26th, 2018 4:00 PM - October 27th, 2018 - 1:00 PM
This will be the 71st yearly instance of the Texoma Hamarama. People from all around come to sell, buy, and trade their ham radio gear, meet new and old friends, and to have fun.

Trunk and Treat

October 27th, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Good Shepherd Community Clinic Free Mammogram Day 2018

October 30th, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Free mammograms for income-eligible women without health insurance

Glen Rabe Motor's Trunk or Treat & Halloween Carnival

October 31st, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Looking for FREE fun for the family this Halloween? Come out to Glen Rabe Motors 220 Holiday Drive in Ardmore on October 31, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. We are going to have Trunk or Treat, Carnival games, contests for the best carved pumpkin, the best painted pumpkin and the best costume. There will also be booth spaces available for your business, free of charge (all that is required is that you set up a carnival style game with prizes and/or candy for trick or treaters) you can offer/advertise your services/products. You can Register to have your booth by calling/texting Andrew @ (405) 331-4909 or by emailing [email protected] Registration will need to be completed by October 25th.

Ardmore Regional Haunted Forest

October 31st, 2018 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us for 7 nights of fright! The Hidden Hollows is a 1/8 mile trail for the faint of heart. Full of tricks and spooky beings to give your Halloween an extra scare. The Dead Acres is a 1/4 mile trail where evil comes out to play. Dead Acres brings nightmares to life and will leave you with a haunting experience. Brought to you by: Ardmore Parks and Recreation and the Ardmore Little Theater

Pie Making from Scratch

November 1st, 2018 6:00 PM - November 15th, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Students will learn to make 6 different pies, pie dough, meringue, and fresh whipped cream; completely from scratch. You will make coconut cream, chocolate cream, pumpkin pecan, buttermilk, caramel apple, and triple berry pies. Join us and WOW everyone with your holiday treats. Students will leave with 2 pies per class.

Walk to End Alzheimer's of Southeast Oklahoma

November 3rd, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the signature fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.seokwalk.org. There you can start a team, register as an individual, donate or sign up to volunteer! Our goal is $50,000. Funds raised will help us toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's!

Christmas Cookie Decorating & Royal Icing 101

November 3rd, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Students will learn: How to make rolled sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. You will learn about royal icing consistencies and how to ice and decorate beautiful Christmas cookies. Students will decorate 1 dozen cookies each.

Movie in the Park - Despicable Me 3

November 3rd, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Grab your lawn chair or your favorite blanket and join us for a FREE movie under the stars at Central Park! Concession items will be available for purchase. Movies begin at dusk!

Christmas Cookie Decorating & Royal Icing 101

November 7th, 2018 6:00 PM - November 14th, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Students will learn: How to make rolled sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. You will learn about royal icing consistencies and how to ice and decorate beautiful Christmas cookies. Students will decorate 1 dozen cookies each.

Senior Trip to Winstar Casinos

November 8th, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Senior Citizens (55+) will meet at the HFV Wilson Community Center and will travel to Winstar Casinos to visit the casino and the Gran Via Breakfast Buffet.

Ardmore Arts and Crafts Festival and Food Fair

November 9th, 2018 9:00 AM - November 10th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
The 47th Annual Ardmore Arts and Crafts Festival and Food Fair will be held at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. Come visit over 250 booths filled with everything from roasted pecans to Christmas gifts. The variety is wonderful! Enjoy the Day with Friends and Family!

Carter County Arts and Crafts Festival & Food Fair

November 9th, 2018 9:00 AM - November 10th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
A fall tradition in Southern Oklahoma returns for its 47th season in 2018. It's the Carter County Arts and Crafts Festival & Food Fair. It takes place on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Festival hours are from 9 am to 8 pm on Friday, November 9th and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 10th. Admission to the festival is free and parking is $3 per car.

Barksgiving

November 10th, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bring your pup and/or adopt a dog at Barksgiving! Barksgiving includes a costume contest, dog kissing booth, tricks for treats, and play time with other dogs. The Ardmore Animal Shelter will be at this event with a variety of dogs looking for a home.

Festival of Lights Auction

November 13th, 2018 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Make sure to head out on November 13th, 2018 for the annual Festival of Lights Auction at the Ardmore Convention Center! Silent auction will begin at 5:30 and the live auction begins at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, check out ALL our goodies, and support the Ardmore Festival Of Lights!

Managing Customer Service

November 16th, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Come join Southern Tech and Ph.D. Cathi Neal to learn how to be a more customer service-focused manager; learn to set the standard in excellence. In class you will develop strategies for creating engaged employees and satisfied customers, relating to whatever business units you manage.

Christmas Cookie Decorating & Royal Icing 101

November 17th, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Students will learn: How to make rolled sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. You will learn about royal icing consistencies and how to ice and decorate beautiful Christmas cookies. Students will decorate 1 dozen cookies each.

Chigger Chase

November 17th, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come chill with the Chigger at the 23rd Annual Chigger Chase run at Ardmore Regional Park! Run through the Festival of Lights to kick off the Christmas season with your family and friends. Children will chase the Chigger in the 1/4 and 1/2 mile fun runs. If you think you can catch the Speedy Chigger, you should do the 5K run! You also have the option of a 1 mile fun run or walk. Don’t forget our new feature, the 5 mile run! Early registration deadline is October 31st! Late registration will be available until 3:00p on November 17th.

Festival of Lights

November 17th, 2018 6:00 PM - December 30th, 2018 - 11:00 PM
Ardmore's Joyful 1.5 mile drive-thru Festival of Lights display located in Regional Park opens Saturday, November 17th following the Chigger Chase and closes Sunday, December 30th. With over 125 displays, the Festival of Lights is one of the largest holiday light displays in Southern Oklahoma! Crank up the Christmas tunes and visit our sparkling winter wonderland!

Santa's Mailbox

November 27th, 2018 All Day - December 19th, 2018
On November 27th a special mailbox will appear at Central Park! Children can mail their letters straight to the North Pole to Santa’s Workshop! Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your letter to Santa and he will personally answer each letter. The last day for Santa’s Mailbox is December 19th!

Christmas Tree Lighting

November 27th, 2018 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Bring the family and join us at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! Our Christmas Market begins at 11:00a for all your holiday shopping needs. Food trucks, entertainment, and much more all centered around the beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park. This will be an amazing celebration to start the Christmas season on November 27th. Entertainment begins at 4:30p. The lighting of the tree occurs at approximately 6:15p.

PARADE OF LIGHTS

November 27th, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The largest, most exciting parade during the holidays in southern Oklahoma! Last year, the parade featured approximately 80 entries with lights, Lights, LIGHTS! Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the end of the parade, too, which pleases the children.

13th Annual PARADE OF LIGHTS

November 27th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ardmore's beginning of the holiday season, this night parade is an exciting, sparkling event in the downtown Depot District!

Santa's Workshop

November 30th, 2018 6:00 PM - December 1st, 2018 - 10:00 PM
Santa will be in town Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st at his Workshop in Ardmore Regional Park. After the Festival of Lights, stop by to get a picture with Santa, make a couple of gifts for a loved one, and enjoy some homemade goodies. We give away a family fun pack each night so make sure you visit the registration table for a chance to win! As we know Santa is very busy this time of year! He will only be in town from 6:00p –10:00p for one weekend only! Goodies and pictures will be available for purchase for a small fee. Santa’s Workshop is also the perfect place to drop off a gift for Toys for Tots!

Christmas Cookie Decorating & Royal Icing 101

December 1st, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Students will learn: How to make rolled sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. You will learn about royal icing consistencies and how to ice and decorate beautiful Christmas cookies. Students will decorate 1 dozen cookies each.

Jolly Trolley

December 3rd, 2018 All Day - December 6th, 2018
Climb aboard our private Jolly Trolley and step into the world of your favorite Christmas stories! The night begins with story-telling around Central Park’s Christmas Tree as we patiently await the magical ride. Hot chocolate and cookies are provided while you wait. Once aboard the Jolly Trolley, we will whisk away to the Festival of Lights and enter the Winter Wonderland of over 125 displays of twinkling lights. The Jolly Trolley will return to Central Park. Arrive at one of the designated time slots below. First come, first serve.

Pie Making from Scratch

December 3rd, 2018 6:00 PM - December 17th, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Students will learn to make 6 different pies, pie dough, meringue, and fresh whipped cream; completely from scratch. You will make coconut cream, chocolate cream, pumpkin pecan, buttermilk, caramel apple, and triple berry pies. Join us and WOW everyone with your holiday treats. Students will leave with 2 pies per class.

Senior Trip to Festival of Lights

December 4th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Senior Citizens (55+) will meet at the HFV Wilson Community Center and will travel to the Festival of Lights and receive a Christmas gift!

Christmas Cookie Decorating & Royal Icing 101

December 6th, 2018 6:00 PM - December 13th, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Students will learn: How to make rolled sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. You will learn about royal icing consistencies and how to ice and decorate beautiful Christmas cookies. Students will decorate 1 dozen cookies each.

Conflict & You

December 7th, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Discover basic strategies for transforming the energy of conflict into meaningful contribution. Learn to: understand your role in drama and negative conflict; adjust your behavior for healthier and more effective interactions; feel more confident in engaging in positive conflict with others; and to be the person who can do conflict without all the drama. Instructor: Cathi Neal, Ph.D.

Night on Polar Express

December 7th, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Choo Choo! All aboard the Polar Express! Purchase your golden tickets for a night of hot chocolate, cookies, train rides, and of course the Polar Express movie on the big screen. Be sure to wear your pajamas! Adults must accompany children.

Toys for Tots Softball and Cornhole Tournament

December 8th, 2018 All Day
Softball, Cornhole, and Toys for Tots! ‘Tis the Christmas Season! The softball tournament is a 250– USSSA– 7/3 Coed Tournament. The tournament is double elimination allowing only 4 homeruns per team or teams can pay $20 for unlimited homeruns. This event is a great way to have fun and give back just in time for Christmas! Contact Tes for more information about the Softball and Cornhole tournaments.

Breakfast with Santa & Candy Cane Scramble

December 8th, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This special event includes an early visit from Santa, a plated breakfast, holiday crafts, festive music, a small gift for each child, and holiday fun! Christmas is the season for love and giving to others. Children will also have the opportunity to make a special gift for a loved one. Don’t forget our candy cane scramble! Hundreds of candy canes will be scattered all over our yard! Children will have the opportunity to grab as many candy canes as possible during our Candy Cane Scramble!

Home for the Holidays

December 15th, 2018 6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Celebrate Christmas with your beloved pet! The Ardmore Animal Shelter will be at this event with a variety of dogs looking for a home. If you are looking to expand your pet family, we may have the perfection addition at our Santa Paws Adoption just in time for Christmas. Home for the Holidays also includes a costume contest, Christmas treat, play time with other dogs, and of course Santa himself for picture perfect opportunities.

Parent's Night Out

December 15th, 2018 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Start your holiday shopping early, go to a holiday party, or catch a dinner and a show! For the kids: A fun-filled night of holiday crafts, games, and gym activities awaits your child. Pizza and soda provided.