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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.

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 - SHOW-N-SHINE, presented by Classic Cars of Ponca City. Please join for a Show-N-Shine Car Show at the Hutchins Memorial (5th &Overbrook.) Registration is from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $15 entry fee, goody bags to the first 100. There will be door prizes, cash prizes and awards. For more information, contact: Randy (580) 761-2054 or (580) 761-3735.

6 - MARY VIRGINIA MARLAND'S ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Come join us for an ice-cream social on the lawn at Marland's Grand Home. Strawberry and vanilla homemade ice-cream will be available for $1.50 a dish. Children's lawn games to include: giant bounce soccer ball-$5/5min, horse shoes, relay races, chalk art and steer roping.  The event will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

9-14-KAY CO. FREE FAIR, make your way to Blackwell and enjoy the Kay County Free Fair, one of the largest county fairs in Oklahoma.  This impressive free fair will feature over 100 vendors plus seven buildings of exhibits.  Take a spin on a high-flying carnival ride or sample tasty treats such as corn dogs, funnel cakes and freshly-squeezed lemonade.  See a wide variety of livestock on display at the Kay County Free Fair, including cattle, sheep and goats, and don't miss the horse show.  Live entertainment will be on hand to entertain visitors at the Kay County Free Fair as well.  Join in the fun with family and friends at this annual event. Contact: (580) 363-4195.

12 - MICKEY GILLEY, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Mickey Gilley, whose thirty-nine hit songs, of which seventeen went to the top
of the music charts, made him the legend he is today. His top-rated, award-winning eight piece band and his two excellent backup singers jump right in as Mickey takes his audience through a musical medley of his string of #1 hits. With the magic he's held over the audiences for over two decades, Mickey has all the moves down as the cameras flash. Always the showman, Mickey shows that he's every bit the storyteller as he recounts his days of growing up in Ferriday, Louisiana and the adventures he shared with his cousins and fellow keyboard-players, Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis and Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

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.

13-14 - FUN FLY DAY, presented by GOOFS. Goofs will host its annual scale model airplane show this weekend at GOOFS Field located one-half mile south of Lake Road on Pecan Road. The annual Fun Fly Day will feature a variety of large-scale miniature aircraft as they put on an aerial display from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The GOOFS Field features a 125-foot paved runway, a playground, picnic area and food concession. Admission is free.

18-19 - OKLAHOMA TRIBAL CHALLENGE-INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Inaugural Oklahoma Tribal Challenge Golf Tournament is taking place at Ponca City’s beautiful Lew Wentz Golf Course. This tournament is hosted by PGA TOUR Professionals Notah Begay III andScott Verplank. The Oklahoma Tribal Challenge benefits the important work of the Notah Begay III Foundation and efforts to promote physical activity, health and wellness and combat childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American communities.The public is welcome to join as this premier golf tournament kicks off September 18th, with a Welcome Reception at the First Council Casino Hotel in Newkirk, OK. Benefiting the Foundation’s mission, a silent auction will begin at 7pm. Tickets to this event are $25.The tournament starts Friday with a Junior Clinic at 9am and a shotgun start tournament at 11am. The field will be broken into two (2) flights of 18 teams each; One exclusively for Oklahoma Tribes and the other for Oklahoma Tribal Vendors & Partners. Begay & Verplank will be on the course, interacting with teams. The public is welcome to join. To support the Foundation’s efforts through sponsorship opportunities, or to secure a team in the tournament, please contact Summer Weissing at 561-469-7112 or Summer.Weissing@jpse.net. For general inquiries, please contact Tara Melby at 561-469-7112 or Tara.Melby@jpse.net.


19-21 - 3RD ANNUAL KAW LAKE CHEROKEE STRIP TRAIL RIDE,
presented by the Kaw Lake Association. Please join us at Sarge Creek Cove for a day of guided trail rides beginning at 9:30 a.m., then a on-site group dinner that evening followed by singing, karaoke and entertainment.
The guided trail ride is $15 each and the dinner is $7 each. Your ride fee helps Kaw Lake Association fulfill its mission to develop and market the Kaw Lake area with the goal of economic growth for the area communities. Contact: (580) 762-9494.

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 - ACE RACE, presented by Ponca City Disc Golf. Each year, disc golfers from around the world gather at their local courses to throw aces. No putting, no approaching...just runnin' at the chains. To add to the challenge and excitement, players all throw the same model disc: a brand new, never-see-before Discraft prototype disc that is introduced  each year especially for Ace Race. The 2014 player's pack includes two Z prot discs, a premium towel, Discraft hat and other cool gear valued at $65. The event will be at the Lake Ponca Course at 10:00 a.m. $25 Pre-registration fee. for more information contact: Jimmy Soutter (580) 304-3748.

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. \

25 - MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE, presented by the Poncan Theatre. The one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, will play cities all across North America. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $21 online, visit www.poncantheatre.com. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

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.

27 - WILDCAT BASEBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT, presented by Ponca City Dugout Club. Please join us at Ponca City Country Club Golf Course for a 4-person golf scramble beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served after. Individual golf entry fee is $75 and a team entry fee is $300. Additional activities include closest to the pin, putting, and drive contests. This is a great opportunity to support your local Ponca City Wildcat Baseball Team. Contact: Karen Wiehle (580) 716-2053.

27 - CARTER'S RUN 5K & 10K - Lake Ponca Shelter Houses 1400 L.A. Cann Drive. Runners, walkers & Kids are all welcome. Come out and show your support & raise awareness for autism. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., race begins at 8:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 401-0158.

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.

9 - THE TULSA PLAYBOYS, presented by Ponca City Arts & Humanities Council. This very popular Tulsa based group will be playing all the songs you know and love. Like last year's big band concert/dance, we will have tables and chairs on the floor of the Hutchins forming a dance floor in front of the stage. You can also sit on the sides in the theatre-style seating if you prefer. Pat Holmes, with Affairs to Remember, will be providing the concessions which will include beer, wine, soft drinks and water along with candy and salty snacks. The event is free and no tickets will be required to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show begins at 7:00 p.m., Hutchins Memorial Auditorium. Contact: (580) 765-3966.

14 - LADIES NIGHT OUT, presented by Team Radio. NEW LOCATION due to ever increasing crowds, this year's event will be held at the Osage Casino Event Center. Enjoy free appetizers and wine while browsing around local exhibitors specializing in items just for ladies. While tickets are required, they are free and will be available from various sponsors of the event. Must be 18 or older to attend.  Contact: (580) 765-2485.


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.

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.

30 - "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.

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.

1-2 - FALLFEST 2014, presented by Camp McFadden. Come join for family fun at the Camp McFadden FallFest. Camp Activities  will include crafts and walking stick carvings. All activities will promote the summer camp for boys and girls, which was a great success in 2014 with over 200  campers. Open to the general public Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch and other meals will be available at the concession stand. For more information contact: Gina (580)762-9955.

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.

5 - 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.

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 - 6th 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. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.

22 - SANTA BUCK GIVEAWAY, presented by the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop Ponca City from November 2nd to December 18th at participating merchants to receive a ticket(s) and increase your chances to win $500, $1,000 or even an awesome $5,000 in Santa Bucks!! The winning tickets will be drawn starting at 7:00 p.m. on December 20th at the Chamber office. To win, tune into your favorite Ponca City radio station: KLOR 99.3 FM, KPNC 100.7 FM, KIXR 104.7 FM, WBBZ 1230 AM, 89.7 FM The House FM, or My Praise 88.7 FM. If you hear your ticket number announced on the radio you have 5 minutes to phone the Chamber office and let them know you have the winning ticket!! Contact: (580) 765-4400.

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

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.

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.

July 2015

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.

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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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