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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.

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.

SUMMER 2014

PONCA CITY LIBRARY SUMMER ACTIVITIES, There will be activities each day throughout  the week beginning Tuesday, May 27th. On Mondays, there will be a teen movie beginning at 1:00 p.m. On Tuesdays, there will be a teen program from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Wednesdays, there will be story time beginning at  11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. On Thursdays, there will be special performances beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. On Fridays, there will be a movie and popcorn for all ages beginning at 1:00 p.m. You don’t want to miss out on the SUMMER FUN!! Teens must be age 11 or entering the 6th grade to participate in teen events. Contact: (580) 767-0345.

PIONEER KIDS, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. This summer on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local 3rd-6th graders will play games, create crafts and explore some of the other fun things pioneer kids did long ago. $3 for each child, children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults can participate in the activities or they can explore the museum. Kids can come for 30 minutes or stay the whole time. Large groups must preregister. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

8TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL, presented by The Poncan Theatre. Every Tuesday beginning June 3rd through August 5th, The Poncan Theatre will have a FREE family film showing at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Come stay cool and enjoy a great movie!! Contact: (580) 765-0943.

July 2014

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

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

12 - JOURNALING WITH LUANN WATER, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $10. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

17-20 - 133rd OTOE-MISSOURIA ENCAMPMENT, held at the traditional pow-wow grounds south of 7 Clans Paradise Casino in Red Rock. Contact: Jade Roubedeaux (580) 307-7911.

17-20 - THE GRAPES OF WRATH, presented by Ponca Playhouse. The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination-where their waning hopes are dealt a final blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and the essential goodness and strength that-then as now-reside in the hearts and minds of the "common man," throughout the world. 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, $20 for all ages. Contact: (580)765-5360.

19-24 - 2014 PONCA CITY MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS, presented by Fly Racing. RPM Sports is proud to announce the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Ponca City AMA Motocross Championship held at Jack Blevins Motocross Park. Thursday, July 17 – Vendor move in day. Gate times are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday, July 18 – Official rider pull in day. Gate times are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19 – Pre and Post registration - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gate times are 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sunday, July 20-Practice 8:00 a.m. Pre and post registration 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gates times are 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Monday, July 21- Race registration is 7:00 a.m., prayer and National Anthem. Racing begins at 8:00 a.m. Gate times are 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 22- Racing begins at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23-Racing and crowning of champions begins at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24- Racing and crowning of champions begins at 8:00 a.m. Admission is $10/day. For questions go to www.mxsports.com.

21-25 - ARTS ADVENTURE, presented by Arts Adventure Foundation. Arts Adventure invites you to attend a week long summer camp on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa campus, where you will gain talents and skills in visual arts, computer graphics, instrumental and vocal music, photography, dance, video, theater and writing. The camp is open to young people entering grades 6-12. Arts Adventure begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. daily with a performance and exhibition on Friday evening. Students will participate daily in two classes: the first from 9:00 a.m. to noon, the second from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classes will fill early so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible! Contact: Kerri Gray (580) 628-4710.

24-26 - CRAZY DAYS IN PONCA CITY!,
Enjoy the fun and excitement of the biggest SALE days of the year! For exact times and locations of the many special events please contact:  (580) 765-4400.

24-27 -THE GRAPES OF WRATH, presented by Ponca Playhouse. The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm, the Joads pile their few possessions on a battered old truck and head west for California, hoping to find work and a better life. Led by the indomitable Ma Joad, who is determined to keep the family together at any cost, and by the volatile young Tom Joad, an ex-convict who grows increasingly impatient with the intolerance and exploitation that they encounter on their trek, the Joads must deal with death and terrible deprivation before reaching their destination-where their waning hopes are dealt a final blow by the stark realities of the Great Depression. And yet, despite the anguish and suffering that it depicts, the play becomes in the final essence a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the indomitability of the human spirit and the essential goodness and strength that-then as now-reside in the hearts and minds of the "common man," throughout the world. 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, $20 for all ages. Contact: (580)765-5360.

26 - "BRANSON COUNTRY JUNCTION," presented by the Poncan Theatre. Branson Country Junction is made up of six veteran music artists from Branson, Missouri performing great country music hits from the 80's and more. Music that is ignored by country radio, but still has a huge following. You'll hear songs you've loved from great country artists such as Vince Gill, Ronnie Millsap, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, Don Williams, Reba McEntire and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Adults are $15 and children under 12 are $12. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

August 2014

1 - "FENCES," presented by Attucks Community Center. Attucks Community Center is sponsoring a new community performing arts project,
The Readers Theater at Attucks. “Fences,” directed by Christina Rich-Splawn will be the first production. Set in the 1957, it is the sixth in Wilson’s ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle. Like all of the Pittsburgh plays, “Fences” explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes.. “Fences” will perform in conjunction with the Attucks Alumni Reunion. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. The performance is open to the public, and free of charge, but donations are being asked to help with the costs. Contact: Christina (580) 716-5446 or Attucks Community Center (580) 762-2499.

1-2-"CHICAGO-THE MUSICAL," presented by Tzigane Arts Productions in cooperation withThe Gaslight Theater.In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...untilhe finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune and acquittal.Based on the play by Marine Dallas Watkins. Recommended for mature audiences.Tickets are $15. Showtime is 7:30 at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-0943.
 

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

2 - ORAL HISTORIES OF OKLAHOMA WOMEN, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Presentation begins at 11:00 a.m. Free with admission. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

2 - "ALL FIRED UP", Benefit Fundraiser for the Ponca City Fire and Life Safety Council, Marland Mansion lower level. Enjoy a steak dinner with all the fixins’, prepared by 3 different teams of Ponca City Firemen. You VOTE the winner! Live auction and music featuring Band #9. Grilling begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cost is $25. Tickets will be available at Ponca City Chamber. Contact: (580) 767-0153.

9 - BOOK SIGNING-"100 PLACES IN THE USA EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO," presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. A book signing with author Sophia Dembling. 2:00 p.m. Free with admission. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

15 - "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.

16 - RUSTY RIERSON, presented by Stagecoach BBQ & Event Center. Come enjoy an evening of cowboy music and gospel music theatre. Rusty Rierson always plays tribute to Johnny Cash, George Strait, and some of his other heroes, as well as his own music. Rusty has produced 5 albums and 1 DVD. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes dinner. Contact: (580) 362-3160.

21-24 - PONCA POW WOW, held at White Eagle Park. Dedication Ceremony is Thursday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. and dancing begins daily at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Food concessions and arts & crafts vendors on site.  Contact: (580) 762-8104.

September 2014

4 - MUSIC IN THE PARK, presented by Parks & Recreation. Music will be provided by The Sherbon Brothers. The event will take place at the Wally Smith Tennis Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free to the public. Contact: (580) 767-0430.

4-6 - 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.

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

6-7 - 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. 

9 - BROWN BAG CRAFTING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Join us on your lunch break for a quick make it-take it craft project for adults. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Crafts should take no longer than 30 minutes. Cost is $5. Contact: (580) 765-6108

13 - ELIZABETH BERGEY: HAND TO MACHINE SEWING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Presentation begins at 11:00 a.m. Free with admission. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

19-21- BLITHE SPIRIT, presented by the Ponca Playhouse. Charles Condomine, a famous novelist, is doing research for a new work on the occult, and invites a medium to his house to hold a séance-which promptly goes awry when she conjures up the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira...who's not too happy about his current wife. 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.

20 - DUTCH OVEN COOKING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Come enjoy a family fun event of dutch oven cooking. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $15. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

20 - 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.

26-27 - 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.

26-28- "BLITHE SPIRIT," presented by the Ponca Playhouse. Charles Condomine, a famous novelist, is doing research for a new work on the occult, and invites a medium to his house to hold a séance-which promptly goes awry when she conjures up the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira...who's not too happy about his current wife. 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.

October 2014

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

4-5 - 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 inflatables, 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.

7 - BROWN BAG CRAFTING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Join us on your lunch break for a quick make it-take it craft project for adults. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Crafts should take no longer than 30 minutes. Cost is $5. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

21 -UMI GARRETT-PIANO CONCERT, presented by Ponca City Concert Series. At age nine, piano prodigy Umi Garrett appeared on NBC's The Ellen DeGeneres show. It was such a sensation that her young career skyrocketed. In the 2012 Chopin and Liszt Competitions, she surprised all with her performance of special, genuine joy. The audience was simply overwhelmed by her turbulent, emotional energy and wondered from where a little girl has such a power in the fingers and in the spirit. Now at the age of twelve, Umi will share that spirit with Ponca City. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971.

23 - "GOBLINS ON GRAND," sponsored by Ponca City Main Street, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Ages 0 - 12. Wear your costume.... we'll have games and lots of fun for the whole family - Downtown Ponca City, in front of City Hall  Contact: (580) 763-8082. Tickets are available at the following locations: First National Bank of Oklahoma, Cherokee Strip Credit Union, Eastman National Bank, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, RCB Bank, Tyndall Dentistry, and The UPS Store.

24 - FALL FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE, presented by the Marland Children's Home. Haunted house, baked potato bar, hot dogs, mini-midway of children's games in the gymnasium, a petting zoo and much more from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! Fun for ALL ages!! Proceeds go directly to the Marland Children's Home. See you there, if you dare!!!! Contact: (580) 762-4156.

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

November 2014

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

8 - 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.

14-16-"ANGEL STREET," presented by the Ponca Playhouse. The Manninghams live a lower-middle class life in Victorian London, but all is not well in the household. The wife appears to be slowly going insane, and seeing things that her kind husband insists are not so-but does he have ulterior motives for his actions? And is he really as kind as he seems? Who can she trust, if not her own eyes?  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.

21 - DEPUE-DE HOYOS-VIOLIN AND GUITAR CONCERT-, presented by Ponca City Concert Series. Alex Depue, an exceptional violinist and fiddler, recently teamed up with talented Mexican guitarist Miguel De Hoyos. Their unique international sound has been praised throughout North America. The two perform an engaging and often virtuosic combination of classical-tinted takes on popular songs and original compositions, and their cohesion and chops are just remarkable. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971. 

21-23-"ANGEL STREET," presented by the Ponca Playhouse. The Manninghams live a lower-middle class life in Victorian London, but all is not well in the household. The wife appears to be slowly going insane, and seeing things that her kind husband insists are not so-but does he have ulterior motives for his actions? And is he really as kind as he seems? Who can she trust, if not her own eyes?  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.

26 - 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.

26-30 - 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 2014

1-30 - 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.

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.

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

6- 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.

12-13- HOLIDAY HAPPENING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Guest will enjoy a fun atmosphere of shopping, demonstrations and complimentary cider and hot chocolate. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

13 - 5th ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, presented by the Ponca City High School FCCLA. Traditional craft and game booths including Velcro Wall, Bungee Run, Merry Mats, Photo with Santa, Holly Hangers, Santa Stocking and Jingle Jail, Gingerbread Workshop and more at the Ponca City High School old girls gym from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with breakfast being served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.! This event is designed as a family event with children in mind! All inclusive bracelets are available for $15  and includes breakfast, crafts and games as well as photo with Santa. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes North Central Division. Contact: (580) 761-6288.

13-14 - THE ART OF CHRISTMAS, presented by the Ponca City Art Center. Holiday trees decorated by the community. The public votes on their favorite. Sample baked goodies, buy some to take home. Children's Creative Corner, where kids can make and take a holiday project. Also offered, "Fragments of History," art pieces created from tile fragments from our 90-year-old historic tile roof. Stop by sample goodies, get in the holiday spirit, get decorating ideas, vote on your favorites. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

21- MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY-COWBOY CHRISTMAS BALL, presented by Stagecoach BBQ & Event Center. The yuletide dance features Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 and includes dinner. Contact: (580) 362-3160.

January 2015

1-2 - 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.

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

16-18-"DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER," presented by Ponca Playhouse. From the author of Boeing-Boeing comes another hilarious farce of mistaken identities. Bernard plans a romantic weekend with his mistress, and calls his best friend Robert in to keep his wife out of the way. Unfortunately for Bernard, he doesn't know that his wife and Robert are also having an affair with each other, and are determined that she will stay for the weekend. Matters get worse when the mistress has to pretend to be the cook...and has no idea how to cook. 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.

17 - MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL PROGRAM, celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Attucks Community Center.  Contact: (580) 767-3662.

17 - PAUL MCDERMAND- PERCUSSION CONCERT, presented by the Ponca City Concert Series. At the age of 19, Paul McDermand assumed the percussion duties on a popular theatrical production called "The Magic Man" and its star was another teenager, David Copperfield. Since then, the list of big-name entertainers with whom Paul has performed includes Natialie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Liberace, the Temptations and the Moody Blues. Paul began to record instrumental arrangements built around the steel drums and marimba, and he has the unique ability to make you feel that you are the most important person in the theater. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971.

19 - MARTIN LUTHER KING INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST, celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Attucks Community Center.  Breakfast will be available for everyone!  Contact: (580) 767-3662.

23-25-"DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER," presented by Ponca Playhouse. From the author of Boeing-Boeing comes another hilarious farce of mistaken identities. Bernard plans a romantic weekend with his mistress, and calls his best friend Robert in to keep his wife out of the way. Unfortunately for Bernard, he doesn't know that his wife and Robert are also having an affair with each other, and are determined that she will stay for the weekend. Matters get worse when the mistress has to pretend to be the cook...and has no idea how to cook. 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.February 2015

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

March 2015

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

20 - SUSAN EGAN, presented by the Ponca City Concert Series. Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. On Broadway, Susan starred in the title role of "Thoroughly Modern Millie;" won critical acclaim as Broadway's longest-running 'Sally Bowles' in "Cabaret;" originated the leading role in "Triumph of Love," and most notably, received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for "Best Actress' as the original 'Belle' in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Sondheim's "Putting It Together." This Broadway singing star is a high-voltage performer who dominates a stage with a galvanizing presence.  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971.

20-22-"HIDE AND SEEK," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Richard and Jennifer have been married for 18 years, and are finally about to become parents for the first time. In addition, they've moved out of the city to a farmhouse that they're restoring themselves. They want the restoration to be done before the baby arrives, but it seems as though the farmhouse itself is thwarting their plans. Other strange, even supernatural, events fall one after the other as the play builds to its chilling climax. 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.

27-29-"HIDE AND SEEK," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Richard and Jennifer have been married for 18 years, and are finally about to become parents for the first time. In addition, they've moved out of the city to a farmhouse that they're restoring themselves. They want the restoration to be done before the baby arrives, but it seems as though the farmhouse itself is thwarting their plans. Other strange, even supernatural, events fall one after the other as the play builds to its chilling climax. 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.

28- BISON BISON FILM FESTIVAL, presented by the Ponca City Arts Center. The festival is a showcase of films in all genres by young emerging filmmakers enrolled in accredited colleges, universities and trade schools within a hundred and twenty five (125) mile radius of Ponca City, OK. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

April 2015

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

May 2015

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

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.

June 2015

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

6 - 21st 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 25 cars and Top 5 motorcycles. Don't forget to get your event t-shirt available for purchase during the event. Contact: (580) 763-7859.

6 - CHEROKEE STRIP CORVETTE CAR CLUB SHOW, Lake Ponca Event Area 9:00 - 4:00 - 55 years of America's #1 Sports car competition and judging. Contact: (580) 767-1236

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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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