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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.

EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON - FATHERHOOD WORKSHOP. On My Shoulders is a unique, interactive curriculum designed to  equip men with the skills for healthy relationships,  especially with their children. Themes include: communication, stress,  co-parenting, commitment, discipline and gratitude. Expectant fathers or fathers  with a child age five and under are welcome to attend the this free workshop.12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Every Thursday afternoon from February 6th-April 10th at Northern Oklahoma Youth Services. Contact: Jeremy or Robert (580)762-8341.

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.

April 2014

1 - CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER, benefiting Golden Villa Adult Day Services. Dine in or drive thru Chicken Noodle dinner at Golden Villa Adult Day Services 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and can be purchased ahead or at the door. Contact: (580) 762-0264.

3 - AEOLUS QUARTET, presented by the Ponca City Concert Series. This all-American string quartet consisting of two violins, viola, and cello, has been awarded prizes at nearly every major competition in the United States. Like Aeolus, the Greek god of the four winds, their performances will blow you away with their conviction and verve! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and concert admission is by season membership. For ticket information, contact: (580) 765-3971.

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

5 -  CITYWIDE GARAGE SALES, the City will be promoting a one-day “Citywide Garage Sale” event to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Saturday, April 12th.This event is being held in conjunction with the City’s Annual Spring Cleanup, which will be held Saturday, April 5th through Saturday, April 12th. There is currently a $5 garage sale permit requirement per event and a limitation of two sales per year, not to be held closer than 6 months apart. During this event any garage sale held on April 5, 2014 will not be counted toward the two sale per year restriction.

5 -"Ragamuffin - The True Story of Rich Mullins," presented by 89.7 The House FM & 88.7 My Praise FM. Mullins was best known for his worship song "Awesome God" which has been embraced as a modern classic by Christians worldwide. Having lived in Wichita for seven years,
he was not only near to many of our hearts, but close in proximity. Mullins died in a tragic auto accident in 1997,but his music lives on. There will be two showings at the Poncan Theatre, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All tickets are $10.Tickets can be purchased in advance at itickets.com/TheHouseFM or at the box office located at First and Grand, Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door.  More information about the showing and a detailed review of this film through the Dove Foundation is available at TheHouseFM.com and MyPraiseFM.com. Contact:(580)767-1400.

5 - BBQ BASH & SILENT AUCTION, presented by Ponca City Christian Academy. Come join a BBQ Bash and silent auction. Dinner will be catered by Head Country BBQ including: BBQ Sandwich, two sides, dessert and a drink. The Silent Auction will be open for bids at 4:00 p.m. Prairie Fire, a traditional bluegrass live band, will perform at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $8. The meal can be dine-in or drive thru. The event will be held at the Marland Mansion from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-6038.

5 - 2nd ANNUAL MOTHER-SON ROCK STAR EVENT, presented by the American Legion Auxiliary. Moms, it is time to rock the night away with your handsome little fellas ages Pre-K to 13 years of age from either 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 14. Ticket sales will be from February 27th through the month of March at the American Legion.  Tickets will be $10 per person. Only 200 tickets will be available to this rock star event! Contact: (580) 765-9073.

8 - MAKE-IT-TAKE-IT LUNCH BREAK CRAFT, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Jump off the rat race and join us on your lunch break for a quick make it-take it craft project for adults. Lasting no more than 30 minutes, these fun, quick projects might be a c580) 628-6200ard design, a lanyard or beaded earrings, This activity is $5 per person, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

10 - FREE PIANO CONCERT, presented by Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. Hyunsoon Whang began piano studies at the age of four and started playing public concerts at age 12. She has performed in more than 500 concerts across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. As an educator, she has nurtured and influenced generations of students of all ages and was inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame by the Cameron University Alumni Association. She has been on the faculty at Cameron University since 1992 and was named the McMahon Endowed Chair in Music in 2006. The solo piano recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center. Contact: (580) 628-6200.

10-20 - CARNIVAL, presented by Ottaway Amusement Co. The Carnival featuring rides, games and excitement will be at the 101 Rodeo Grounds, Prospect & Ash. Weekdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ride all the rides with the "pay one price" of $22.00 per person.

12 - VICTORIAN HAT MAKING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Join instructor Barbara Byrd for a day of fun and hat making. Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own hat. The class will construct 1890s-style Edwardian hats from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Class participants will get one-on-one assistance to complete the project during class. The cost for the class is $35 and includes all supplies and lunch. The age limit for class is 10 and older. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

12 - "WICHITA", an independent feature film made in Wichita, KS by Prestigious Films. Wichita will be seen in its entirety at The Poncan Theatre in Ponca City, OK at 7:00 p.m. Following the film, the films' director, executive producer, and a few actors will be available for a meet and greet. Set in 1882, Wichita follows a fugitive on his hunt for a young man who is taking up refuge in the quiet cowtown. As the drifter befriends two sisters and a widow, he discovers that the town has some dark secrets. Just as the drifter begins adjusting to his new life, a bounty hunter is sent out to track them both. This cat-mouse-cat Noir will keep you guessing until the very end. WICHITA has not been rated by the MPAA. It contains adult language, violence, adult content, and brief nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. Tickets are $10 and available at the Box Office. Contact: (580) 316-990-1315.

17 - STEPHEN FITE KIDS SHOW, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Stephen Fite is an award-winning musician/writer whose albums have received nineteen nationally recognized honors.Suitable for the classroom, car or living room, his upbeat brand of children’s music has been delighting students,teachers and parents around the nation for more than two decades. Stephen Fite has been training teachers since 1986 and has presented workshops and keynotes at numerous conferences. Stephen Fite has written and recorded 15 albums and 1 DVD. Showtime is 10:30 a.m. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

19 - ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR, benefiting the Ponca City Art Center. Verbal appraisals, $5 per item. Limit of 5 items per trip through line. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Appraisers for the event are: Lyn Livingston, Estate Sales by Lyn in Oklahoma City and Teresa Smith and Linda Heitz, 1st Class Estate Sales in Ponca City. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

20 - 81st ANNUAL AMBUCS EASTER EGG RUN, presented by the Ponca City Noon AMBUCS. Over 5,000 eggs will be hidden at the beautiful Sail Boat Marina of Lake Ponca awaiting to be claimed by children up to age 10. Be sure to claim one of the many golden eggs for a special prize!! The run will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and the Sail Boat Marina will be divided into five sections based on age groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: (580) 304-5605.

25 - TASTE & TASTELESS-"April oh! Kay County," presented by the Poncan Theatre. Taste and Tasteless is a fundraiser for the Poncan Theatre highlighting the happenings in Ponca City in a humorous manner. Skits, song parodies and men in pink tutus. What more can you ask for in an evenings entertainment. Zino's will be the Taste portion of the evening starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by lawyers, doctors and others for the Tasteless portion of the evening, 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Tickets are $40 for Taste and Tasteless and $20 for Tasteless. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

25-27 - MOTOCROSS AMA REGIONAL QUALIFIER, presented by MX Sports. RPM Sports is proud to be a part of the Mx Sports Loretta Lynn program and the AMA Amateur National Championship. Thursday, April 24 – Early arrival day. Gate times are  5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Registration times are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 25 – Practice Day. Gate times are 7:00 a.m. to12:00 a.m. Registration times are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Practice times are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26 – Stock Race Day. Gate times are 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Registration time is 7:00 am, rider's meeting at 8:00 a.m. Practice time is 8:30 a.m. Racing will begin immediately after practice. Sunday, April 27th-Mod Race Day. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. Registration is 7:00 a.m. Practice is 8:00 a.m. Racing will begin immediately after practice. Gate fees are $30 per person Thursday-Sunday, 4 and under FREE. For questions go to www.mxsports.com.

26 - HEALTHY KIDS DAY, presented by the YMCA. Come join a FREE community event that will include a 2K Family Fun walk, outside field games, resource and booths, inflatables, climbing wall and much more. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ponca City Aquatic & Family Center-YMCA.  Contact: (580) 765-5417.

26 - BATTLE OF THE BURGER, presented by the 2014 Ponca City Leadership Class. Join us at Lake Ponca for the 2014 Battle of the Burger, the Cook to Off Hunger. A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner will be chosen in the All-American, Specialty and People's Choice Categories. The public will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tasting kits will be sold for $5 in advance beginning April 1st. Tickets will be sold at the Chamber and local banks. All proceeds will benefit The Mission. For information on entering a team, email staff@poncacitychamber.com or call the Chamber: (580) 765-4400.

26 - EXPEDITIONS IN ETIQUETTE, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Please join as Carey Sue Vega teaches manners and etiquette, professional, social and soft skills with a fresh, fun, exciting, entertaining and modern approach. She created Expeditions in Etiquette as a way to help students cultivate the social skills they need to prepare for the storms that life throws their way. Topics include: First impressions, handshakes, polite conversation, electronic etiquette, museum manners, basic table manners and much more. Class is $25 per student grades 6th through 8th. Boys and girls are encouraged to attend. Pioneer Woman Museum from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

26 - RED D.O.G DINNER AND LIVE AUCTION, presented by the American Red Cross. Come support your local American Red Cross by eating some incredible dutch oven food by the local National Award winning dutch oven group and bidding on some amazing live auction items.  Tickets are $20/person and include dinner and one nonalcoholic drink.  Dinner will start at 6:00 and the live auction at 7:00.  Come enjoy a relaxing evening out on the back patio at Ody’s. For ticket information, contact: (580) 765-6605.

May 2014

2 - 14th 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.

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

3 - MARCH FOR BABIES WALK, presented by the March of Dimes. When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. The FREE event will be at the Hutchins Trail at War Memorial Park, 5th & Highland from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Kids activities and more following the Walk. For more information call the March of Dimes at (580) 278-2921 or start your team at marchforbabies.org.

3 - KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY, presented by Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Come join a Kentucky Derby watch party with Southern fare and big hats. The event will be held at Lydie's Cottage Terrace from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be a hat contest for the ladies. Tickets are $50 per person. All the proceeds will benefit Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Contact: (580) 762-9102.

3-4 - 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 - 15th ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION GOLF TOURNAMENT, presented by the American Legion Post 14. Please join us at the Ponca City Country Club Golf Course for a 4 man scramble golf tournament with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Registration is $90 per person including food, drink, golf cart, one mulligan and drawings for door prizes. Prizes include $10,000 for a hole in one and more. Monetary gifts for the winning teams of the scramble. Contact: (580) 761-5675 or (580)763-4198.

5-6 - SPRING FLEA MARKET, Ponca City Art Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

7 - "The Hornet's Nest....Real War. Real Heroes., " presented by The Poncan Theatre. Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos Boettcher are the only reporters devoted to full time coverage of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They began their embed with U.S. forces in August 2008.This is not based on a true story. This is the true story. The all-star soundtrack features the song “Follow Me” by five-time Grammy winner Wynonna Judd and husband Cactus Moser. Wynonna Judd will be at the Ponca City movie premier. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the Poncan Theatre box office.  All proceeds will benefit the Ponca City Veterans Plaza. Contact: (580) 765-0943 or Lanita Chapman (580) 765-2653.

8 - MAYFEST, presented by Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center. To promote "May is Mental Health Awareness Month" Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center will be holding its annual Mayfest. Activities include carnival games, face painting, jump tents, entertainment, cakewalk, and health fair booths. All activities and food are FREE to the public. The event is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact: (580) 762-7561.

8 - PRETTY AS A PEACOCK, presented by Healthy Woman of the Ponca City Medical Center. Please join for dinner and guest speaker, Dale Smith Thomas. Dale Smith Thomas believes beauty and feeling gorgeous is a positive energy that is built from the inside out. She wants to encourage and inspire beauty and hope from the inside out. Dale's message of inspiration has been seen on The Dr. Phil Show, The Big Idea on CNBC and on CMT, VH1 and MTV. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Ponca City Medical Center or the Healthy Woman Conference Center. Dinner will be catered by the Copper Pot. The 7th Anniversary Celebration will be at the Family Life Center in the Northeast Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact: (580) 765-0529 or email Cathy_Cole@chs.net.

8 - WADE TOWER-OKLAHOMA CROONER, presented by the Ponca City Arts & Humanities Council.  The classic cool style of the Great American Songbook, Jazz standards and pop, Wade Tower and his band does it all. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. The concert is FREE to the public Contact: (580) 765-3966.

10 - KIDS FOCUS ON FISHING, presented by Kaw Lake Association. Pre-register by Thursday, April 24th to receive a FREE t-shirt and hotdog lunch compliments of Eastman National Bank, Mertz Manufacturing and the City of Kaw City. All entrants are eligible for many other prizes including a rod-reel and tackle box. The event is for children ages 5-12 at the Pioneer Park Boat Ramp at Kaw Lake. 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sign-In, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. mini-fishing workshop, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. is the Tournament. Cost is $5 before April 24th, and $7 after. Contact: (580) 762-9494.

10 - WALK FOR LIFE, presented by Living Hope Pregnancy Center. Living Hope Pregnancy Center is a member of Care-Net, and an affiliate of Pregnancy Resource Center in Oklahoma. Come join the annual Walk for Life at Hutchins Trail at War Memorial Park, 5th & Highland. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the walk will begin with prayer at 9:00 a.m. and will go until 10:00 a.m. Each walker is encouraged to walk 2 laps. The funds raised during the walk will help continue our efforts in Ponca City and throughout Kay County.  For information on how to be a sponsored walker, contact: (580) 765-0664 or email livinghopeofonca@live.com.

23 - 21st ANNUAL MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, presented by Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Shot gun start, tee-off time- 8:00 a.m. at Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course. This is a great opportunity to honor a loved one, play golf with good friends and help Hospice of North Central Oklahoma! For your individual entry fee of only $90, you get to play an 18-hole scramble with the partner of your choice, two mulligans per player, golf cart, beverages and lunch at the Awards Banquet immediately following the tournament. Contact: Larry (580) 767-1520 or (580) 762-9102.

23-25 - "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,"presented by Ponca Playhouse. It's a comedy about making friends! Promising young neurosurgeon Fredrick Frankenstein (grandson to the notorious Doctor) inherits the ominous family castle. He visits the estate and fate delivers him into the hands of Inga, the beautiful new assistant and Igor, the outlandish hunchback. The discovery of the castle's secret lab and library proves too much and Fredd becomes obsessed with continuing his Grandfather's work to reanimate a human cadaver and turn a grave mistake into the acme of scientific achievement! 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.

24 - PINE NEEDLE GOURDING CLASS, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Students will create a beautiful bowl painted in a wash of archival ink and topped by tightly stitched coils of long pine needles held together with artificial sinew. Students will finish their projects during class. Attendance is limited to six. The class will be instructed by Judy Kelley. Judy Kelley is a Muskogee native who translates her passion for the cultures and colors of the West into exquisite pine needle. She is represented by JRB Art at the Elms in OKC, Our Favorite Place in Eufaula, and Wilcox Gallery in Jackson Wyoming. Class will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $135 and includes all supplies and lunch. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

30-31 - "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN," presented by Ponca Playhouse. It's a comedy about making friends! Promising young neurosurgeon Fredrick Frankenstein (grandson to the notorious Doctor) inherits the ominous family castle. He visits the estate and fate delivers him into the hands of Inga, the beautiful new assistant and Igor, the outlandish hunchback. The discovery of the castle's secret lab and library proves too much and Fredd becomes obsessed with continuing his Grandfather's work to reanimate a human cadaver and turn a grave mistake into the acme of scientific achievement! 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.

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.

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.

June 2014

1 - "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN," presented by Ponca Playhouse. It's a comedy about making friends! Promising young neurosurgeon Fredrick Frankenstein (grandson to the notorious Doctor) inherits the ominous family castle. He visits the estate and fate delivers him into the hands of Inga, the beautiful new assistant and Igor, the outlandish hunchback. The discovery of the castle's secret lab and library proves too much and Fredd becomes obsessed with continuing his Grandfather's work to reanimate a human cadaver and turn a grave mistake into the acme of scientific achievement! 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.

6 - D-DAY CELEBRATION, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Legion. Come join the all day event celebrating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Free hotdogs and drinks for veterans and their families. The event will include military displays as well as WWII Veteran Guests of Honor. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 1201, East Prospect. For more information Contact: Gary Miles (580) 761-2431.

6-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.

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

7 - 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.    

7 - 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.

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

7-8 - GREEN EARTH YOGA RETREAT, presented by Om Yoga and the Wellness Center. An all-inclusive retreat held at beautiful Riverfront Park, East of Ponca City along the Arkansas River. Immerse yourself, breathe and relax. Retreat instructors and Honored Guests include: Kay Smith-E-RYT500, Terri Wright-RYT200, Sam Peart-Meditation Leader, Tim Durham and Mike Hallett-Musicians. Contact: (580) 718-9042 or  pcomyoga.com to register. 

12-14 - 55th ANNUAL 101 WILD WEST PRCA RODEO, 8:00 p.m. nightly at the 101 Rodeo Grounds. Nightly events include Local Team Roping, Ranch Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and much more.  Tickets are available at local banks and the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce. Contact: (580) 765-5549.

14 - 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.

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

20 – 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.

21 - 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.

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

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.

17-20 - 133rd OTOE-MISSOURIA ENCAMPMENT, Dancing, games, arts & craft vendors, 5K race and more. Held at the traditional powwow grounds east of the tribal complex at 8151 HWY 177 in Red Rock. Contact: Hank Childs at (580) 233-7509.

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 - K'ATHAGE AKIWENA JIWERE 5K RUN, This 5K race is sanctioned by the USTAF and will be chip timed. The course begins at the 7 Clans Paradise Casino and winds through the traditional tribal campgrounds. The overall winners in the men's and women's categories will receive a handmade hand drum. Winners in each age category will receive awards. All participants will receive t-shirts. Contact: Donnie Childs at (580) 723-4466, ext 125.

19-24 - 2014 PONCA CITY MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, presented by RPM Sports.  For information on the upcoming South Central Area qualifier for Loretta's go www.rpmsportsonline.com. Further information about the event will be posted closer to date.

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.

August 2014

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

9 - "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! Other fun includes a DJ, and live auction!  Tickets will be available at Ponca City Chamber. Contact: (580) 767-0153.

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.

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

4-6 - 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 FINE 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. 

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.

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 - 30th 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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