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Managing Fruit Crops

April 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The challenges inherent to growing fruit in the Southern Great Plains are many and varied. Weather, pests, and limited soil and water resources combine to frustrate even seasoned growers. This course is designed to focus on cultural practices, specific to each type of fruit crop, that will reduce risk and increase success.

Demonstrating Pecan Orchard Floor Management

April 4th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Traditionally, pecan growers have used a grass drive row and an herbicide-treated band in the tree row for weed control (weed-free strip). However, orchard floor vegetative ground cover can be managed by mechanical, biological, cultural and chemical methods. Weed management is one of the most important areas of orchard floor management, as weeds compete with the trees for water and nutrients, inhibit adequate irrigation, and provide habitat for vertebrate pests. Join us in the field to see demonstrations on how to manage your pecan orchard floor.

The Dance of Perfection, Mental Health & Wellness Forum

April 9th, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Instructor: Dr. Cathi Neal, Ph.D. , Founder and CEO of Changing Course Foundation presents: The Dance of Perfectionism. Come join us as we look at how the drive for perfection can lead to feelings of failure, unworthiness and stress. Dr. Neal will discuss solutions for controlling the uncontrollable, when good really is good enough, and how to let go of the control perfectionism has over us. Admission is FREE and lunch is included; enrollment is necessary as seating is limited. Please call Southern Tech to enroll: 580-224-8201 or 5810-224-8200.

Finance 101: Retirement

April 11th, 2019 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
This Finance 101 session provides information about employer retirement plans and different IRAs. Lunch will be available at 11:45 for guests to get their plates and be seated. Availability is limited, so please RSVP to Casey at [email protected] This event is for AYP members only.

North Texas Bass Assassins "Sooner State Showdown" Bass Tournament

April 13th, 2019 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The North Texas Bass Assassins will host a Bass Tournament on Lake Murray on Saturday April 13th. For membership information and inquiries into fishing in the tournament email us @ [email protected]

Managing Vegetable Crops

April 16th, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Growing vegetables in the Southern Great Plains can be rewarding and profitable, but it doesn’t come without challenges. Weather, pests, and limited soil and water resources all combine to frustrate even seasoned growers. This course is designed to focus on the cultural practices, specific to each group of vegetable crops, that will reduce risk and increase success.

Easter Egg Dog Hunt

April 17th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 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!

Controlling Pests in Pecan Orchards

April 18th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Integrated pest management plays a major role in helping pecan growers reduce pest management costs. When managing pests in the pecan orchard, it is imperative that you can identify the major animal, disease and insect pests and understand how they relate to pecan development stages. Join us to learn how to identify pests and to discover a variety of practices used to prevent and treat them.

Senior Trip to the Artesian Hotel

April 18th, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the Artesian Casino, Bedre' Cafe', and the Shops at the Artesian.

Responsible Beverage Service and Sales Training

April 18th, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
---------------Free Training--------------- Responsible Beverage Service and Sales is a free ABLE approved server training that will fulfill requirements for an ABLE employee license.

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 18th, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for our 12th 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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.