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UPCOMING EVENTS

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT- AMERICAN LEGION POST 14. Come join the American Legion for a ribeye steak or hamburger/cheeseburger from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a 16 oz. ribeye steak with fries for $16 or a 1/3 lb. hamburger/cheeseburger with fries for $6. All volunteer service is provided by the veterans.  Contact: (580) 765-9073.

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT - PONCA CITY GOSPEL JUBILEE. Come on out and spend an evening listening to good ole Southern Gospel Music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m. Special guests from around Oklahoma and Kansas open the program each week followed by The Gospel Jubilee Band. Tickets are available for $5. Contact: (580) 765-4730.

EVERY 2ND TUESDAY - THE PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM. Free weaving and spinning demonstrations at the museum. Find more information on Pioneer Woman Facebook page or contact the museum at (580) 765-6108.

VFW FLEA MARKET - Every Sunday come out to the VFW to support our veteran's. With over 60 vendors this flea market will sure not disappoint. The market is located at 3001 E. Prospect at the local VFW post. Contact Gary Miles for more information: (580) 761-2431.

FINAL FRIDAYS- Extended shopping hours downtown Ponca City for participating stores. Event includes special sales, refreshments, music, and art displays. Final Fridays are the last Friday of each month.

EVERY SUNDAY JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER you can find hidden gems at the Ponca City Downtown Flea Market on Grand Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. The market will run from 7am-12pm, and Happy Days Cafe and the Cherokee Strip Company will be open during these hours as well. All proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma, so come shop, have fun, and support the Domestic Violence Program! contact: (580) 762-2873.

EVERY WEDNESDAY DURING JUNE & JULY, presented by the Pioneer Women Museum. 2015 Pioneer Kids, a summer activities program for 4th through 6th graders will be hosted by the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum this summer for the second year in a row. On Wednesday afternoons in June and July, museum staff and volunteers will offer a number of fun activities for children. Activities will include games, crafts and themes that revolve around the Pioneer spirit. New activities will be introduced each Wednesday so that there will be something different to enjoy each week. Cost is $5 per child, which includes all supplies and a snack. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Large groups must pre-register. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page or call 580-765-6108 or email piown@okhistory.org.

May 2015

1 -15th ANNUAL COWBOY BALL, presented by Peachtree Landing. The Cowboy Ball started at the Busy Bee Arena and is returning there
this year from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Only 200 tickets will be sold to this event and every ticketholder will have the chance to
win one of 10 Major Prizes as well as enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction and entertainment for two. The cost of
the tickets are $200 and $150 is considered a tax deductible donation. The Cowboy Ball is Peachtree's only fundraiser.
Contact: (580) 762-3208 or Deb Altman: (580) 762-3434.

2 – KENTUCKY DERBY, "HATS OFF TO HOSPICE OF NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA", 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Marland’s Grand Home. Join us for a fabulous afternoon with mint juleps, horse racing, hat contests, southern fare and southern flair. $50 per person. Limited VIP seating also available. Tickets sold at The Bag Lady and Hospice of North Central Oklahoma.

2 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST,
Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

2 - DUTCH OVEN COOKING WORKSHOP – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Learn how versatile and fun cooking in Dutch ovens can be on Saturday, May 2nd, 12pm—4pm with instructor Luann Sewell Waters. Learn how to select and care for an oven and cook in, clean and store them. Cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies and lunch. Class size is limited to 24. Students must be at least 13 years old to participate. Registration required. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

2-3 - OUTDOOR EXPO, presented by Camp McFadden. Attend the Outdoor Expo at Camp McFadden and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities; fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking in the beautiful Oklahoma wilderness surrounding Kaw Lake. Test your skills in a round of shotgun shooting and learn about gun safety. Try the zip line or simply snack on tasty treats cooked over a campfire in a traditional Dutch oven. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 762-9955.

4-5 - HISTORIC HOUSE FLEA MARKET, Come one, come all, come early! Calling all junkers, pickers and lovers of all things vintage and unique. Join us Monday and Tuesday from 8am-2pm, May 4th and 5th, at the Historic House Flea Market, located on the grounds of the Historic Soldani Mansion at 819 E. Central. All proceeds go to benefit the Ponca City Art Center. Contact (580) 765-9746.

7 - CASONO SPRING CONCERT, the spring concert of the Choral Appreciation Society of Northern Oklahoma will be presented at 7pm in the sanctuary of Grace Episcopal Church.

8 – PATTI PAGE; AN OKLAHOMA TREASURE – EXHIBIT OPENING – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM One of Oklahoma's entertainment icons, Patti Page, passed away on January 1, 2013. Born Clara Ann Fowler in Claremore, Patti began her entertainment career at Tulsa's KTUL radio station for the Page Milk Company. She went on to become one of the largest Pop stars in world. This special exhibit will showcase the talent and career of Oklahoma treasure, Patti Page. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information.

9 - HEROES WALK FOR LIFE, presented by the Pregnancy Care Center. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., Walk will be at 9:00 a.m. at the Hutchins Trail. Contact: (580) 765-0664.

9 - KIDS FOCUS ON FISHING, presented by the Kaw Lake Association. A popular event for children aged 5-12 returns to the banks of Kaw Lake on Saturday, May 9, at Pioneer Park boat ramp, just east of Kaw City. Kids Focus on Fishing brings fishing and kids together for fun and prizes. Deadline to pre-register for $5 and receive a free tee-shirt and hot dog lunch is Thursday, April 16. However kids may still register up to the day of the event for $7, but they won’t be guaranteed the tee-shirt. Contact: (580) 762-9494.

9 - MOTHER’S DAY @ PWM – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Join us on Saturday May 9th, 10am-5pm as we celebrate all of the "moms" in our life. Mothers will receive free museum admission and a special gift honoring the day while supplies last. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information.

9 - RUN FOR BABIES, A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life, and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Join the First Annual Run for Babies to be held in Ponca City for the first time in conjunction with the nation’s most loved walking event, March for Babies.  Run for Babies is a sanction 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk around the scenic view of Lake Ponca. Go to active.com and get registered!  Kid’s activities and more following the walk. Registration is at 7:30; 5K starts at 8:30; 1 miles fun run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. Lake Ponca Swim Beach, 1 Checkstand Road, Ponca City, OK 74604. For more information contact the March of Dimes at (580) 278-2921.

10 - SIMON & SON, presented by the Poncan Theatre. The only Father/Son piano team in the Country! With innovative programs ranging from Beethoven to the Beatles and Liberace to Wipeout, pianists Peter & Saling Simon present a heart-warming evening of popular and classical music interspersed with wonderful stories and comedy. A dazzling one-of-a-kind presentation for all ages to enjoy. Four hands, one piano! Contact: (580) 765-0943.

12 - LUNCH TIME CRAFTING – Jump into spring with a little crafting! Come to the Pioneer Women Museum anytime between 11am and 1pm for a short crafting session where all of the supplies and instructions are provided for you for only $5 per person. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Crafts change monthly. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

14 - WESTERN DANCE LESSONS, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Contact: (580) 304-9721.

15 - MO ANDERSON BOOK SIGNING, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman of Keller Williams Realty, a real estate company with 110,000 associates and 700 market centers globally, who will be speaking and signing her new book "A Joy-Filled Life: Lessons From A Tenant Farmer's Daughter Who Became A CEO" beginning at 6:30 pm, Friday May 15th at the Cherokee Strip Company, 409 E. Grand in historic downtown Ponca City. She is currently touring North America speaking about her book in a presentation called 7 Pillars of a Joy-Filled Life. The book signing, interview and reception will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact: (580) 304-1875.

16 - NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY, presented by The Renaissance of Ponca City. Come out to The Renaissance of Ponca City for a great afternoon of food and fun. Contact: (580) 765-5900.

16 - PHILLIPS 66 FAMILY RUN, presented by Phillips 66. The 1M Family run/walk starts at 8:30am. The 5K Run starts at 9:15am. Medals for the 5K will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age division, as well as an overall men’s and women’s division prize. We will have wonderful music, provided by KPNC Team Radio, face painting and activities for the kids. Water & snacks provided for participants. If 1M participants want a t-shirt they can register online with the 5K participants. Log onto Active.com to get registered for the run and search for Phillips 66. Contact:(580) 767-4203.

16 - RELAY FOR LIFE CANCER WALK, held at the Hutchins Memorial Auditorium, starts on Saturday at 3:00p.m. and goes until 1:00a.m. More information to follow.

16 - PONCA CITY QUARTERBACK CLUB ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION. Individual sign up is 80.00/person or 320.00 per team. This year the golf tournament will be followed by a live auction. The Quarterback Club is anticipating numerous alumni at both the tournament and auction. Tee time is at 1:00 p.m. Sign up with Ron Cremers at (580)716-0067.

22 – ANNUAL MEMORIAL HOSPICE GOLF TOURNAMENT. Hosted by Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, Come enjoy a beautiful day of golf at Wentz Golf course while supporting Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Lunch will be provided at after Ody’s. Call 762-9102 to register.

22 - LINK UNION, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Since 2002 this multi-award-winning band has performed in over two-thousand venues across the United States and Canada entertaining thousands with their fusion of old time musical instruments, stunning vocals and modern beats... emerging with a fresh new style. Contact: (580) 765-0943. 

22-24 -"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Gentlemen may prefer blondes...but diamonds are a girl's best friend! Come and see the show that introduced Carol Channing to the world and gave Marilyn Monroe her signature song. Follow the adventures of two girls from Little Rock as they board an ocean liner for France so that one can perform in a nightclub...and watch as she leaves a trail of hearts in her wake!Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

29-31 -"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Gentlemen may prefer blondes...but diamonds are a girl's best friend! Come and see the show that introduced Carol Channing to the world and gave Marilyn Monroe her signature song. Follow the adventures of two girls from Little Rock as they board an ocean liner for France so that one can perform in a nightclub...and watch as she leaves a trail of hearts in her wake!Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

30 - WOLFSTOCK 2015, presented by the Dros Cause Animal Rescue. There willbe food, live bands, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. Come out to Lake Ponca and show off your customs, muscle and classic cars as well as hot rods, motorcycles, mini trucks and rat rods. There will be activities for pets and other great activities. Hours: 12pm - 9pm, $5.00 admission, kids 11 and under are free.

June 2015

WEDNESDAYS – 1PM – 4PM – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM A summer activities program for 4th through 6th graders will be hosted by the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum this summer for the second year in a row. On Wednesday afternoons in June and July, museum staff and volunteers will offer a number of fun activities for children. Activities will include games, crafts and themes that revolve around the Pioneer spirit. New activities will be introduced each Wednesday so that there will be something different to enjoy each week. Cost is $5 per child, which includes all supplies and a snack. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Large groups must pre-register. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

5 - CRUZIN' GRAND, presented by the Schooners Car Club. Any car or truck 25 years older, all corvettes, motorcycles & specialty cars are invited to join on Grand Avenue from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Registration will be at South 1st Street and Grand Avenue, you must show proof of insurance and valid drivers license. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Contact: (580) 716-3908.

5 - COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATIONS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, The Guys and Grills event will be held at the Ponca City Country Club from 6:30-9:30pm. Tickets are $30 each. Contact (580) 765-0581 for more information.

6 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

6 - 22nd ANNUAL PONCA CITY HERB FESTIVAL, 8am to 4pm, LA Cann Gardens, 14th & Grand Ave. A fun-filled day with vendors offering unique and hard-to-find items, everything from annual and perennial plants, unusual herbs, along with those special touches every garden or home needs. Included are seminars on horticultural-related topics, free children's activities, live entertainment and lots of great tasting food. Free admission. Contact (580) 765-2305. 

6  - SCHOONERS CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, presented by the Schooners Car Club of Ponca City. Please join us at Lake Ponca beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the Schooners Car Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. All year vehicles are welcome for this event but vehicle must be driven in to register/enter. Registration fee is $20 per vehicle. Awards will be presented for the Top 20 cars and Top motorcycle. Don't forget to get your event t-shirt available for purchase during the event. Contact: (580) 362-2143.

6-7 - GREEN EARTH YOGA RETREAT, presented by Om Yoga & Wellness Center. Come out to the Ponca City Herb Festival and join an all-inclusive retreat for the beginner to seasoned practitioner to experience yoga in nature. This year's theme is "Journey of Creativity: The Art of Being." Pranayama, Asana, Meditation, Nourishing Delicious Meals, Wine & Canvas Activity. Must be 16 years of age or older. Contact: Kay or Bret Smith (580) 718-9042 or (580) 304-4771.

7-19 - LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, presented by Camp McFadden. Open to high school age campers entering the 10th - 12th grades in the fall. This program will challenge you physically and mentally to become a better leader. Maximum of 5 gentlemen and 5 ladies. Contact Camp McFadden for more information. Contact: (580) 762-9955.

8-12 - ART CAMP SESSION 1 - presented by The Ponca City Art Center. Ponca City Art Camp has many unique summer projects designed to open minds and change lives. Your kids will enjoy painting, sketching and doodling, working with clay and most importantly having fun! More details to follow. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm at 819 E. Central, Ponca City 74601. For more information about upcoming events or classes, please contact the Art Center at 580-765-9746 or email kelsey.wagner@poncacityartcenter.org.

9 – LUNCH & LEARN – BUCKBOARD QUILTS – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Author and quilt historian Judy Howard will present an engaging program on the history of quilts and their meaning. Lunch will be included in the $10 registration fee. Event is 11:30am – 1pm. Pre-registration is required. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

11-13 - 101 WILD WEST RODEO, The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena, located on West Prospect Ave. and North Ash St. This years rodeo will mark the 56th running of the rodeo honoring what historians have described as the birthplace of rodeo, the 101 Ranch. Come out and enjoy some summertime family fun. Contact: (580) 765-5549.

13 -101 WILD WEST RODEO PARADE, Begins at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Ponca City, on Grand Avenue. For more information visit www.101wildwestrodeo.com. Contact: (580) 765-2482.

13 - KIDS RODEO, Ponca City Library grounds immediately following the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade. Contact: (580) 767-0345.

13 - KID DJ DAY, presented by 89.7 The House FM & 88.7 My Praise Fm. Come celebrate the 13th annual Kid DJ Day at The House FM and My Praise FM studios. Children are invited to take a turn being on air with a House or Praise DJ. This free event will include activities such as bounce houses, balloon animals, "The Menagerie" mammal petting zoo, a Dunk the DJ-Dunk Tank, face painting, magician, plus snow cones, Cherry Berry frozen yogurt and more. All children who register (ages 2-16) receive a Free Day Pass with One Paid Admission to Sun 'N Fun Waterpark. Kid DJ Day will take place at The House FM and My Praise Fm studios, which are located 3 miles west of Ponca City on Hwy 60.  Contact: (580) 767-1400.

15-19 - ART CAMP SESSION 2 - presented by The Ponca City Art Center. Ponca City Art Camp has many unique summer projects designed to open minds and change lives. Your kids will enjoy painting, sketching and doodling, working with clay and most importantly having fun! More details to follow. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm at 819 E. Central, Ponca City 74601. For more information about upcoming events or classes, please contact the Art Center at 580-765-9746 or email kelsey.wagner@poncacityartcenter.org.

19 – JUNETEENTH BLUES AND BBQ, Join friends and family for this event at Attucks Park and Community Center! FREE children's movie beginning at 6:30 p.m. then onto Blues & Bar-B-Q (& fish) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Blues is FREE - The Bar-B-Q is NOT. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

20 - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, Attucks Community Center & Park. Kids Korner begins at 12:00 p.m. including games, events & free fun for little ones along with a free picnic style lunch. Enjoy a dominoes tournament, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, horse shoes tournament, bingo and various other games beginning at 4:00 p.m. Fish Fry and Bar-B-Q beginning at 7:00 p.m. along with live entertainment . Lots of GAMES and FUN for ALL!!! This annual event marks the historic freedom of slaves across many Southern states. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

21 - JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE, 11:00 A.M. at Attucks Community Center. FREE dinner immediately following. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

21 - July 3 - KAYAK TRIPS, presented by Camp McFadden. open to high school age campers entering 9th-12th grades in the fall. Gain new skills while circumnavigating Kaw Lake. Maximum of 10 campers per session. Contact Camp McFadden for more info. Contact: (580) 762-9955.

23 - AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, It Feels Good To Give! The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible blood donors to donate blood at this community blood drive hosted by Osage Casino Hotel. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with blood types O negative, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year. Contact: (580) 765-2973

26 - DOWN BY DOWNTOWN, presented by Ponca City Main Street and the Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council will feature emerging Oklahoma artists and have food and drink vendors available. The concert will take place in front of City Hall on Grand Avenue from 5th - 6th Street. The Main Street Promotion Committee and the PCAH Board area already working hard to make this a fun event that you won't want to miss! Please mark your calendars for this exciting community concert!

July 2015

WEDNESDAYS – 1PM – 4PM – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM A summer activities program for 4th through 6th graders will be hosted by the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum this summer for the second year in a row. On Wednesday afternoons in June and July, museum staff and volunteers will offer a number of fun activities for children. Activities will include games, crafts and themes that revolve around the Pioneer spirit. New activities will be introduced each Wednesday so that there will be something different to enjoy each week. Cost is $5 per child, which includes all supplies and a snack. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Large groups must pre-register. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

4 - 4th OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW, Annual Lake Ponca Fireworks display beginning at 9:50 p.m. Contact (580) 767-0430.

4 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

16 -19 - PONCA CITY AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS, presented by Fly Racing. For information visit, www.mxsports.com.

23, 24, 25, 26 - THE BROKEN STATUE, presented by the Ponca Playhouse. Don't miss this 3rd presentation of the popular and dynamic play about the life of Oklahoma governor, E.W. Marland. Tickets are $20 per person, you may contact (580) 765-5360 for more information and show times.

24 - HOME TOWN TEAMS - SPORTS IN AMERICA, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. The Smithsonian is coming to Ponca City at the Pioneer Woman Museum! Home Town Teams, a Smithsonian Museums on Main Street traveling exhibit will be on exhibit at the Pioneer Woman Museum, July 24 – September 5, 2015. Sports are an indelible part of our culture and community. For well over one hundred years sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape our national character. Whether it’s professional sports, or those played on the collegiate or scholastic level, amateur sports or sports played by kids on the local playground, the plain fact is sports are everywhere in America. This special exhibit covers the history and enduring legacy that sports “plays” in the lives of Americans.

25 – HOME TOWN TEAMS – EXHIBIT OPENING & PEP RALLY– PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM - The Smithsonian is coming to Ponca City at the Pioneer Woman Museum! Home Town Teams, a Smithsonian Museums on Main Street traveling exhibit will be on exhibit at the Pioneer Woman Museum, July 24 – September 5, 2015. This special exhibit covers the history and enduring legacy that sport “plays” in the lives of Americans. The exhibit opening day will feature special activities and a pep rally for the entire city to enjoy. Special events will be from 1pm- 3pm. Museum open regular hours. FREE. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information.

25 – WOMEN OF THE WILD WEST SHOWS – EXHIBIT OPENING – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM - Women were a vital part of the Wild West Shows story, but their roles have largely been glossed over or reduced to popular stereotype. These skilled women toured the world as ambassadors of the American spirit, influencing millions with their courage, determination, and independence. They also served as agents of change by challenging cultural expectations of what women were capable of doing. This exhibit strives to tell the stories of the amazing women who helped make Wild West history. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information.

30 - 1 - CRAZY DAYS, Enjoy the fun and excitement of the biggest SALE days of the year! Ponca City Main Street will also be hosting the Grand Avenue Crazy Days Street Fair including carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, food vendors, car bash, dunk tank, inflatable bouncers, fire truck and police car tours and so much more for the entire family. For exact times and locations of the many special events please contact: (580) 765-4400.

30, 31, 1, 2 - THE BROKEN STATUE, presented by the Ponca Playhouse. Don't miss this 3rd presentation of the popular and dynamic play about the life of Oklahoma governor, E.W. Marland. Tickets are $20 per person, you may contact (580) 765-5360 for more information and show times.

August 2015

1 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

21 - "PARTY AT THE PALACE!" A Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce celebration at the Marland Mansion beginning at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $25 per person and includes great food, live entertainment, and dancing. Tickets are available at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce. Contact: (580) 765-4400.

September 2015

5 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

10-12 - 53rd ANNUAL CHEROKEE STRIP GOLF CLASSIC, at the Ponca City Country Club, Benefitting the Opportunity Center. Golf tournament is "two net low ball" (4 amateurs & 1 pro) using 85% handicap. Sign up as an individual or bring an entire team! Other activities include the Marty McArthur Memorial Ladies golf tournament, silent auction, live entertainment, ladies activities, amateur golf horserace. Social passes are available. Contact: (580) 765-6782.

12-13 - 40th ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, presented by The Ponca City Art Association. This two-day juried festival takes place on the grounds of the Ponca City Art Center located in the Historic Soldani Mansion at 819 E. Central Avenue. Art will be judged by Dr. Karen York, Curator at the Sherwin-Miller Jewish Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma and also art professor at Tulsa University. A $300 First, $200 Second, and $125 Third Place cash prize will be awarded for each category. A $300 cash prize will be awarded to Best of Show. The non-monetary Florence Riesen Award will be given to the winner of the People's Choice Category. The Fine Arts Festival will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Contact: (580) 765-9746. 

19 - CHEROKEE STRIP BBQ COOK-OFF, presented by Women of Professionals Today. Sample Chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket and
try a variety of chilis. Vote for your favorite BBQ team in the people's choice competition. Tasting kits will be sold starting around 12:30 p.m. at Lake Ponca. All proceeds benefit Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Contact Robyn Ryan: (580) 765-3311 or robynryan@poncacity.net.

25-26 - 21st ANNUAL STANDING BEAR POW WOW, Standing Bear Native American Park. Food Vendors and Native American Arts & Crafts. Cash Prizes in all categories! Friday starts with Gourd dancing beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m., Princess selection, Intertribal dancing, Tiny Tots contests, Jr./Teen Division contests, Golden Age contests and Exhibition dancing. Saturday starts with Gourd Dancing at 1:00 p.m., Specials (afternoon only) The Traditional Meal served at 5:30 p.m., Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. then Intertribal Dancing, Adult contests & Exhibition Dancing. (Times subject to change.) Contact: (580) 762-1514.

October 2015

3 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

3-4 - 31st ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST, presented by the E.W. Marland Estate Foundation.  From the Beer Garden to the Chicken Dance, visitors will find everything needed to enjoy Oktoberfest. The festival includes dozens of food vendors, craft booths, and a children's area with large inflatable's, rides and carnival games. Oktoberfest will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 for all, except children ages 6 and under are FREE! Contact: (580) 767-0420.

31 - TRICK OR TREAT IN PONCA CITY - Official night for ghosts and goblins in Ponca City!

November 2015

7 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

7- VETERANS DAY PARADE, Downtown Ponca City, Grand Avenue 10:45 a.m.  Come and see both Antique and F-16 flyovers.  Vets can meet for coffee and donuts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 14. Lunch following the parade for veterans only. Parade will consist of veterans' groups, civic groups, floats, bands, Shriners, bikes and school kids. Contact: (580) 765-9073.

25 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS, "THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS GO ON," Free Family Fun!! Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lake Ponca Park for this wonderful family event, offering hayrack rides, marshmallow roasts, hot chocolate and cookies. Contact: (580) 362-6744.

25-30 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS LIGHTING DISPLAY, over 260 displays at 3 citywide locations from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. -Visit our host angel at the Pioneer Woman to get your map of the other locations offering beautiful lighting around Lake Ponca Park, L.A. Cann Gardens and the Pioneer Woman. Contact: (580) 362-6744.

December 2015

1-30 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS LIGHTING DISPLAY, Over 260 displays at 3 citywide locations from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Contact: (580) 362-6744.

1-30 - NATIVITY FESTIVAL,
hosted by First Christian Church. More than 100 nativity sets or crèches are spread throughout the church.   Guests will see handmade as well as sets purchased from around the world. A special area for children is located on the first floor. These nativities have been shared by many members of the First Christian Church and are available for viewing during normal business hours. Contact: (580) 762-1667. 

1-30 - LIGHTS AT LUTHERAN CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY, presented by First Lutheran School. Lights at Lutheran Christmas Light display has over 27,000 Christmas lights and a 16-foot screen of animations choreographed to music and broadcasted on 88.1 FM. The free display runs nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 762-4243.

4 - DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE, presented by Ponca City Park and Recreation. This “lighted” Christmas Parade will include floats from area schools, organizations, civic groups, churches and businesses. Santa himself is rumored to make a grand appearance. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. downtown on Grand Avenue. Parade entry forms available at www.poncacityok.gov. Contact: (580) 767-0430.

5 - CHRISTMAS MARKET OKLAHOMA, presented by First Lutheran Church & School. Weihnacht Markets (Christmas Markets), originally began in Renaissance Germany and Austria. The German-American churches in Northern Oklahoma celebrate such a Yule wonderland, join First Lutheran Church as they celebrate on the first Saturday of December in Ponca City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shop the arts and crafts for Christmas gifts and decorations including Native American wares while being enchanted by the ambience of Christmas aromas and the sounds of carols. Of special interest is the music, an all day concert of choirs and contemporary artists, while a "Cookie Walk" of over 300 dozen Holiday cookies is on sale. Sip hot chocolate or spiced cider and sample the German food. The day is culminated by a fantastic lights show put on by the students of First Lutheran School. Vendors may want to consider participating in this highly unique one-day festival. Both indoor and outdoor booths are available and prices for a space are enough to make Scrooge smile. Contact: (580) 761-4657.5 -

5 - CHRISTMAS GALA, presented the Marland Estate Foundation. Fundraiser benefiting the Marland Mansion.Tickets will be limited to 300 people. Contact: (580) 767-0420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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