Charity/NonProfit Events

2019 Valero United Way BBQ Showdown

July 12th, 2019 All Day - July 13th, 2019
Don't miss this year's United Way BBQ Showdown! Join us on Friday & Saturday in Downtown Ardmore, on Broadway between A St. NE & Washington St.

Ardmore Lions Club, 5th Annual, 'Ride for Sight' Poker Run

June 29th, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join the Ardmore Lions Club for our 5th Annual 'Ride for Sight' Poker Run, Saturday, June 29, 2019. $500 high hand winner, $250 low hand winner, lots of door prizes. $20 per person, $5 additional hands. Registration: 9am-10am at Longhorn Scooters, last bike out 10am. We draw at 3pm, at Outdoor Power Sports. Lunch Provided. Bring your old eyeglasses for recycle. Contact: Tina Graham, [email protected], 580 504 8102; or Cloye Thompson, [email protected], 580 490 9798.

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


June 15th, 2019 All Day
Juneteenth Celebration

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.

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.

Carter County Hyundai Blood Drive

June 6th, 2019 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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.

FRC Fight Night 18

June 1st, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Final Round Championships present FRC Fight Night 18 full contact K-1 & Muay Thai Kickboxing Saturday June 1st at the Ardmore Convention Center * Kasi Thomason of Ardmore, Oklahoma vs. Leah Sims of Ardmore, Ok. * Gunner Tyler of Canyon, Texas vs. River Moody of Dickson, Ok. * Josh Carroll of Graham, Oklahoma vs. Joshua Lindsey of Ardmore, Ok. * Matt Hernandez of Colbert, Ok. vs. Nathan Wallace of Lone Grove, Ok. * Eric Marmolejo of Denison, Texas vs. Emmanuel Anguiano of Dallas, Texas * Travis Fitch of Midland, Texas vs. Jeremy Harper of Holdenville, Ok. * Cedric Sturviadant of Norman, Ok. vs. Juan Enriquez of The Woodlands, Tx * Jeremy Milbourn of Houston, Texas vs. Rommel Canales of Houston, Texas

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.