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The "Hue" Exhibit: Group Show

September 10th, 2019 10:00 AM - November 1st, 2019 - 6:00 PM
The group show “Hue” highlights the work of three vibrant colorists, Oklahoma based artist Irmgard Geul, Louisiana based artist Tracy Jarmon, and Ohio based artist Dakota Pratt.

Mix up at the Morgue Escape Rooms

October 16th, 2019 All Day - October 21st, 2019
The Southern Oklahoma Library System will host "Mix Up at the Morgue Escape Room" at our library branches this month! Try your best to escape! ⁠ Escape Rooms will begin at our branches Oct. 16th-21st at multiple times. Call your local library branch to reserve a specific time slot, space is limited. Multiple options will be offered at each branch.

Good Shepherd Community Clinic Free Mammogram Day 2019

October 24th, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
The GSCC Free Mammogram Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 24!

Bark Bask

October 26th, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Ardmore Animal Shelter will be hosting our first ever "Bark Bash" Halloween carnival on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00am - 2:00pm. We will have food, drinks, cotton candy, a photo booth, prizes, giveaways, a petting zoo, shopping vendors, and lots more! This is a free event for the public. Happy Howl-o-Ween from us at the Ardmore Animal Shelter!

Young Adult Movie Night

October 26th, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for Young Adult Movie Night on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm. We will be showing a spooky movie and providing popcorn. This event is free and open to the public. Guest over the age of 17 will be allowed to attend the movie.

Using Grazing to Manage Wildlife Habitat

October 29th, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Most people think cattle and wildlife are incompatible. This is not the case. When managed correctly, native rangelands can produce optimal wildlife habitat and forage production for cattle. When native rangelands are not utilized or are overutilized, both cattle and wildlife suffer. Come find out how you can use cattle, fire and mechanical means to make productive rangelands that will benefit your cattle and wildlife.

Fall Skin Care Class at Champion Public Library

October 30th, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us at our SOLS Branches for a Fall Skin Care class. The classes will be held at specific dates and times in the month of October. Call your local SOLS branch to sign up, space is limited to 20 guests per class. You don't want to miss it!

Carter County Dodge Trunk or Treat

October 31st, 2019 All Day
Carter County Dodge will decorate some of our cars and kids can come "Trunck or treating" ! Its a fun free event for the whole family!

Trick-or-Treat

October 31st, 2019 All Day
Come and show us your best costume at Champion Public Library Thursday, October 31st. Be sure to stop by anytime throughout the day, we will be handing out candy to our young visitors until 7:30 p.m. We will take pictures of the best costumes and share them on our social media pages!

Carter County Hyundai Trunck or Treat

October 31st, 2019 All Day
Carter County Hyundai is hosting a safe and free event for your kids to come"trunck or treating" with us! Get some candy and see some decorated cars!

Trick or Treat on Main

October 31st, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Family fun for everyone!

Glen Rabe Motors Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival

October 31st, 2019 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glen Rabe Second Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Carnival.

FREE Halloween Carnival

October 31st, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FREE Halloween Carnival at Regional Park, 7pm-9pm. Games & Prizes too. Haunted Forest. Fun for all ages.

Ardmore Tiger Varsity Football [Senior Night]

November 1st, 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

OKFutures Moving Forward: 2019 Professional Development Conference

November 2nd, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, the OKFutures Moving Forward: 2019 Professional Development Conference is a wonderful training opportunity for both professionals and parents. This event will offer sessions on topics like brain development, learning through play, trauma-informed care and more! And participants will develop skills in managing behaviors, child/adult interactions, trauma and other existing barriers when working with children, birth to five years old. In addition, participants can earn six formal training hours through the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development or six Continuing Education Units. Registration is only $15 and includes lunch and snacks.

Creating the Hero: The Graphic Art of Michael Schwab

November 6th, 2019 10:00 AM - December 27th, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Born in Oklahoma, Michael Schwab now lives and works in Northern California. Mr. Schwab has established a national reputation as one of American’s leading graphic artists. He has created national award-winning logos and posters for a remarkable list of prestigious clients, including Apple, Amtrak, The Golden Gate National Parks, Major League Baseball, Muhammad Ali, Nike, Pebble Beach, Polo Ralph Lauren, San Francisco Opera, Sundance Film Festival and Wells Fargo, among others.

Carter County Arts & Crafts Festival & Food Fair

November 8th, 2019 All Day - November 9th, 2019
ON Friday 11/8/2019 starts 9AM ends 8PM On Saturday 11/9/2019 starts 9AM ends 5PM

Vets Alive 2019 Veterans Day Parade, Poker Run, and Giant Family Fun

November 11th, 2019 9:00 AM - December 11th, 2019 - 5:00 PM
Join us for the 2nd Annual Regional Vets Alive 2019 day of Family Fun. Veterans Day parade through Davis at 10am, Poker Run (registration at 9am), and Giant Family Fun event at Chickasaw Retreat Center in Sulphur (1-5pm). Live 95.7 KKAJ broadcast; Live Music with: CJ Cody Band and BJ Howard; Food, Vendor Booths, Paddle Boats, Canoes, and more! Presented by Changing Course Foundation and Beyond Brotherhood. For more information email: [email protected]

Family Movie Day at Champion Public Library

November 16th, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us at Champion Public Library for Family Movie Day Saturday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. Popcorn will be provided by the library. This program is free and open to the public.

Turkey Leg Treats at Champion Public Library

November 18th, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us at Champion Public Library for Turkey Leg Treats on Monday, November 18th from 5:00-6:00 pm! Call the library to reserve your spot, space is limited. 580-223-3164

DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference

November 19th, 2019 11:00 AM - November 21st, 2019 - 3:00 PM
DigiMarCon World 2019 - Nov 19-21, 2019 - Online: Live & On Demand

Who We Are, Networking, Social, and Educational Event

November 19th, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join the Arbuckle Area Society of Human Resource Managers (AASHRM) for a Networking, Social, and Educational event to explain who we are, what we do, and why you want to be a part of this voice of all things work, workers, and the workplace. Don’t miss our special guests: Mike Shaw – OKHR State Council President; Ricky DeFalco – SRHM Foundation Chair; and Bruce Waller – Author, Find Your Lane.

Who We Are: AASHRM Newtorking, Social, and Educational Event

November 19th, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Arbuckle Area Society of Human Resource Managers (AASHRM) is a proud affiliate of SHRM. We are growing and want you to know who we are and the value we can bring to your work, workers, and workplace. This evening is a Networking, Social, and Educational event to explain who we are, what we do, and why you want to be a part of this voice of all things work, workers, and the workplace. Don't miss our special guests: Mike Shaw - OKHR State Council President; Ridcky DeFalco - SHRM Foundation Chair; and Bruce Walker - Author, Find Your Lane.

MetLive: Manon

November 19th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

Jason Lyle Black

November 21st, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jason Lyle Black, an award-winning pianist, composer, and comedic entertainer will perform live on The Goddard Center stage accompanied by drums and strings. He is known for his performance on the Ellen Show and his 30 million music video views worldwide. As a recording artist, Black has released five albums of solo piano music, including Piano Preludes, an album of original piano and string compositions from record label Stone Angel Music and producer Paul Cardall, which debuted at #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard music charts.

How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens

November 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are many benefits associated with the use of raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops. Join us to learn how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage and create a more favorable gardening experience. You will have the opportunity to view various styles of raised garden beds and container gardens, learn about alternative materials available for bed and container construction, and discuss the pros and cons of each construction material and style of bed/container.

How to Build Raised Beds and Container Gardens

November 23rd, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
There are many benefits associated with the use of raised beds and containers to grow specialty crops. Join us to learn how an elevated growing surface can be used to improve drainage and create a more favorable gardening experience. You will have the opportunity to view various styles of raised garden beds and container gardens, learn about alternative materials available for bed and container construction, and discuss the pros and cons of each construction material and style of bed/container. During the workshop, you will also have the opportunity to assist with the construction of two novel raised bed and container growing structures.

MetLive: Akhnaten

November 23rd, 2019 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt—in cinemas November 23. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Kid's Ozobot Robotics Class

November 26th, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a innovative Ozobot Class Tuesday, November 26th at 2:00 pm at the Champion Public Library! This robotics class is for kid's ages 7 and up. Please call to reserve your spot, space is limited.

MetLive: Madam Butterfly

November 26th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Soprano Hui He takes on the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenor Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her—in cinemas November 26. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, and Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella’s sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Parade of Lights

December 3rd, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Great family fun as the holidays begin in the Depot District!

Book Club at the Champion Public Library

December 5th, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Looking to join a local book club? Join us for Book Club at the Champion Public Library Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 PM! We will be discussing this month's pick, " The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Refreshments will be served. Pick up your copy and plan to attend!

Festival of the Trees Dinner

December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Festival of Trees is 1 of our biggest events and fundraisers that we have during our season. It is a sit-down dinner with cocktails & a silent auction that is usually accompanied by live music & dancing. Our 2 Star Trees, another important annual fundraiser, will be up at this time and will be on display from November 15th to January 15th. Also, this year's Festival is unique in that it will also be the Artist's Reception for renowned graphic artist and Ardmore native Michael Schwab. Most importantly, it is a time for all of our patrons & the public, who value the contributions that The Goddard Center makes to our community, to interact and enjoy the holiday spirit.

Managing Taxes for Agricultural Producers

December 10th, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Internal Revenue Service continues to interpret and publish guidance and regulations pertaining to the tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017. Many of the tax law changes took effect in 2018, while a number of other changes become effective over time. Some changes will become effective for the 2019 tax year. It will be helpful for taxpayers to stay informed of these changes in order to do the best job of managing their taxable income. Many of the details will be discussed at this seminar. Tax professionals will be available to answer questions.

How to Get Your Wild Game from Field to Table

December 12th, 2019 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Hunting and an appreciation of the abundant game our lands provide are embedded in our lives. Bringing the gifts of our hunt from the field to the table can be one of the most rewarding experiences in outdoor recreation. This workshop will demonstrate the skills necessary to bring native game from the field to culinary masterpiece. Your fellow outdoorsmen, Noble Research Institute consultants, will demonstrate proper post-harvest animal and meat handling for popular species of large and small game. The workshop will conclude with a presentation of favorite recipes in a wild-beast feast. Come prepared to taste what nature provides and share your own stories and recipes with fellow hunters.

Texas Boys' Choir

December 13th, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For more than 70 years, Texas Boys Choir has been instrumental in instilling a love of artistic expression and a desire to succeed in its young members. Today, Texas Center for Arts Academics is a strong voice in the North Texas arts community, and an active advocate for providing young people the means and opportunity to explore and excel in their lives. Since 1946, the mission of Texas Boys Choir has been to develop personal excellence & inspire a lifelong passion for choral artistry. Boys in grades 3-12 sing in treble, mixed, & men’s choirs under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. D. Jason Bishop. This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 15th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince. Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure. A holiday tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker enchants the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and magic. Along with Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and and some of the Bolshoi’s greatest artists, The Nutcracker remains a treasure not to be missed.