Events

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

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Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace - FREE - Online - Anytime

October 1st, 2021 8:00 AM - December 17th, 2021 - 10:00 PM
Diversity isn’t just a workplace buzzword or a legal requirement, it’s an essential part of life. The more variety your organization has, the more information it has; and the more you can relate to and serve your customers. Diversity introduces us to different perspectives and a greater variety of ideas about people, the world, and even the work that we do.

SHRM Certification Preparation Course for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

October 19th, 2021 6:00 PM - January 6th, 2022 - 8:00 PM
Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience. This class starts with a 160-question assessment to establish your current knowledge and identify your gaps. You will then tap into the expertise and guidance of our highly experienced, SHRM-certified instructor; who will guide you through the SHRM Learning System®. This interactive system combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations, based on your knowledge gaps. You will put your learning to the test with expert test-taking tips, practice questions, flashcards, quick-start videos, Competencies in Action activities, and a cumulative post-test; all designed to boost your exam day confidence. Why earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-CP credential? SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are Industry-leading, accredited credentials that recognize you as an HR expert and leader. The designation demonstrates your qualification, value, and ability to apply knowledge on the job. Accredited credentials often increase your earning potential.

Santa's Mailbox

November 19th, 2021 8:00 AM - December 17th, 2021 - 8:00 AM
On Friday, November 19th a special mailbox will appear at Central Park & Broadlawn 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 17th!

Festival of Lights

November 20th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 30th, 2021 - 10:00 PM
Ardmore’s joyful 1.5 mile drive-thru Festival of Lights display located in Regional Park opens Saturday, November 20th following the Chigger Chase and closes Thursday, December 30th. With over 160 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!

Christmas Tree Lighting and Market

November 30th, 2021 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Bring the family and join us at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! Our Christmas Market is perfect for all your holiday shopping needs. Food trucks, entertainment, and much more all centered around the beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park. Christmas Market 11:00a-7:00p Entertainment 4:00p Horse Carriage Rides 5:30p Lighting of the tree approximately 6:00p

Medicare Knowing Your Options

December 1st, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Medicare is a program that helps millions of Americans get the healthcare they need. Sometimes finding the solution that is right for you can be tricky. This class introduces you to the choices that are available and the important differences.

Santa's Workshop

December 3rd, 2021 6:00 PM - December 4th, 2021 - 10:00 PM
Santa will be in town for one weekend only at his Workshop at The Clubhouse. After the Festival of Lights, stop by to get a picture with Santa, make a couple of crafts, and enjoy some homemade goodies. We will give away a family fun pack each night so make sure you visit the registration table for a chance to win! 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!

No Limits Monster Trucks

December 4th, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Do not miss the ONE chance to see the legendary NO LIMITS MONSTER TRUCKS! For 35 years we have been bringing the biggest, baddest, wildest event on dirt you will ever see! These giant trucks invade the HARDY MURPHY COLISEUM in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Saturday December 4th, 2021 @ 7 pm.

Jolly Trolley

December 6th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9th, 2021 - 6:00 PM
December 6, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9, 2021 - 9:00 PM Climb aboard our private Jolly Trolley and step into the world of your favorite Christmas stories! The night begins with hot chocolate and cookies around Central Park’s Christmas Tree as we patiently await the magical ride. Once aboard the Jolly Trolley, we will whisk away to the Festival of Lights and enter the Winter Wonderland of over 160 displays of twinkling lights with story-telling along the way. The Jolly Trolley will return to Central Park. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, they won’t last long! You may purchase tickets online or in person at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office.

Jolly Trolley

December 6th, 2021 6:00 PM - December 9th, 2021 - 9:00 PM
Climb aboard our private Jolly Trolley and step into the world of your favorite Christmas stories! The night begins with hot chocolate and cookies around Central Park’s Christmas Tree as we patiently await the magical ride. Once aboard the Jolly Trolley, we will whisk away to the Festival of Lights and enter the Winter Wonderland of over 160 displays of twinkling lights with story-telling along the way. The Jolly Trolley will return to Central Park. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance, they won’t last long! You may purchase tickets online or in person at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation office. *CDC guidelines must be followed. May be very limited seating.*

Holiday Celebration with Sprinkles the Elf

December 11th, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Start off the Holiday Season with Sprinkles the Elf. Join us at Central Park for an afternoon full of Christmas fun with food trucks and a snow machine! You will spend time with Sprinkles writing letters to Santa, making a holiday craft, ringing the jingle bells, and singing Christmas songs. To end the evening, we will feature “Elf” the movie on the big screen.

Gingerbread Workshop

December 16th, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come build a family tradition with us. You’ll create memories, sharpen skills, and build your own masterpiece at our Gingerbread Workshop at The Clubhouse. Everything you need to build your house is included! It will be fun for all ages.