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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2015

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

4 -3rd ANNUAL MOTHER-SON DANCE, presented by the American Legion Auxiliary. Moms, it is time to dance 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. Contact: (580) 765-9073.

6 - BEYOND THE MASK (ONE SHOWING ONLY), presented by the Poncan Theatre. This amazing film will open nation wide on April 6th. It will be on the big screen at the Poncan Theatre at 6:30PM for one showing only. Don't miss the chance to see this film that everyone will be talking about. At the Poncan Theatre, April 6th, 6:30PM. For information contact The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

6 & 7 - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, 2015 Membership Show. You are invited to participate in the Annual Membership Show, where new and renewing members can enter up to three pieces of art for $5 each. Any Ponca City Art Center member in good standing can submit work to be displayed during the exhibit. Types of work accepted are 2D and 3D work (drawing, pencil, pen, ink, pastel), Photography, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Fiber, Assembled found objects, Fine crafts. Work will be judged by Audrey Schmitz. Submitted work will be on display throughout April and May and work can be made available for sale during show. For more information about upcoming events or classes, please contact the Art Center at (580) 765-9746 or email kelsey.wagner@poncacityartcenter.org.

10 - MEMBERSHIP SHOW - ART EXHIBITION PARTY 5-7pm, presented by The Ponca City Art Center. Join the Art Center as we celebrate local artists, both professional and non-professional while getting a sneak peak at the membership art before it opens to the public. This is a member's only party. Wine and hors d' oeuvres will be served. Anyone is welcome to become a member. Art can be view throughout the month of April during regular gallery hours, Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm at 819 E. Central, Ponca City 74601. For more information about upcoming events or classes, please contact the Art Center at 580-765-9746 or email kelsey.wagner@poncacityartcenter.org.

10 - 19 - PONCA CITY CARNIVAL, Come out to the 101 Rodeo Grounds at the corner of Prospect and Ash and enjoy fun rides and family entertainment.

11 - PONCA CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BBQ BASH AND SILENT AUCTION. Head Country BBQ will provide a BBQ sandwich, two sides, dessert and a drink. Silent auction will be open for bids at 4pm inside the Marland Mansion. Tickets for fun, food, and fellowship are $8 and can be purchased from any PCCA family, at the school office, or contact: (580) 765-6038.

11 - LIVERPOOL LEGENDS, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. Louise's involvement with Liverpool Legends makes them the only band in the world with a close, direct biological link to the original Fab Four! "Liverpool Legends present the very best portrayal of The Beatles since the only four guys to play The Beatles were John, Paul, George and Ringo! Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles and on through the solo years. With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing! Together, these four lads will bring you "The Complete Beatles Experience". Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For information about the show or tickets contact The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

11 - ETA ZETA ON A MISSION POKER RUN, poker run benefiting the Mission. Contact:(580) 765-9992

11 - PARIS FLEA MARKET FESTIVAL, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by and enjoy a Paris style flea market. Featuring flea market vendors, numerous antiques, and vintage vendors from all around. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

11 - CITYWIDE GARAGE SALES, the City will be promoting a one-day “Citywide Garage Sale” event to be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  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 11, 2015 will not be counted toward the two sale per year restriction.

11-18 - 2015 SPRING CLEANUP, The City of Ponca City will have its City’s Annual Spring Cleanup, April 11-18. The crews will pick-up any extra items placed in your regular pick-up area with the exception of the following. Poisons, acids, caustics, car batteries, explosives, body wastes, large bulky objects such as automobile frames, ties, or any other materials that contain freon, PCB, etc. Contact: (580) 767-0454.

APRIL 11 - MAY 16 - MEMBERSHIP SHOW EXHIBIT - FREE ADMISSION, presented by The Ponca City Art Center. Local art, submitted by both professionals and non-professionals, will be displayed during the months of April and May. Art can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Tuesday - Saturday 1-5pm at 819 E. Central, Ponca City 74601. for more information about upcoming events or classes, please contact the Art Center at 580-765-9746 or email kelsey.wagner@poncacityartcenter.org.

12 - MAKE TIME FOR ART: 60 MINUTE WORKSHOPS, sign up for classes such as scarf marbling, watercolor simple and elegant, photo joining, woven table runner, button-o-rama. For more information contact: (580) 761-6143.

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

14 - CEMETERY SYMBOLS WORKSHOP – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Tuesday April 14th, 7-8:30pm. FREE. Registration required. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

17 - HISTORY OF THE OSAGE & OUTLET LECTURE SERIES: DORIS COKE LANE MEYER, Doris "Coke" Lane Meyer, knew Will Rogers, not only as the Follies star he became, or the widely read newspaper coumnist, or the popular star of radio and movies. she knew him as a favorite uncle who loved to sing and 'cut up' and tell jokes and stories long into the night. Contact: (580) 304-1875.

17 - THE ROUSTABOUTS, The Northern Oklahoma College Music Department offers a contemporary music ensemble, The Roustabouts. This ensemble performs many different types of contemporary music from current popular to country and classic rock. The group travels extensively and gives students the opportunity to gain performance experience while also representing Northern Oklahoma College. Since 1964, the Roustabouts have been a strong part of Northern’s tradition. They have traveled to destinations as far as Russia, Romania, Great Britain, Tennessee, Washington, DC and have performed on Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For information about the show or tickets contact The Poncan Theatre box office at (580)765-0943.

17 - COLLECTING ORAL HISTORIES – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM This workshop is for anyone interested in learning tools, tips and techniques for collecting oral histories. The program will run 10am – noon on Friday April 17th and is FREE. Registration is encouraged but not required. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

18 - PONCA CITY HIGH SCHOOL PROM, hosted by the Marland Mansion. After party will be held at the YMCA from 11:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

18 - SPRING FLING HOME AND GARDEN SHOW, hosted by the Hutchins Memorial Auditorium. Last year over 7,000 people attended the 2014 Spring Fling, and this year’s event promises to be bigger than ever. Presented by WBBZ AM1230, Sunny 104.7, The Ponca City News and The Tonkawa News, this year’s Spring Fling will take place on Saturday April 18th at Hutchins Auditorium at 5th and Overbrook. Ron Jolley, with WBBZ AM1230, is already reporting that space for the event is filling up fast. This will be the 17th year for the show, which serves as a celebration of spring and an opportunity to visit with up to 80 different vendors, local and regional businesses. The day will also feature fun activities for kids and families. Anyone interested in a booth or expanded space at the 2015 Spring Fling should contact Ron Jolley, at WBBZ AM1230 at (580) 763-4102.

18 - LES GILLIAM "THE OKLAHOMA BALLADEER", presented by the Ponca City Noon Lions. Come out and see the "Oklahoma Balladeer" Les Gilliam. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m. at the beautiful Poncan Theatre. Fundraiser benefits the Ponca City Noon Lions Club. Tickets are $15, contact the Poncan Theatre for more information, (580) 765-0943.

18 - AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS BREAKFAST, come out and enjoy a Pancake, Sausage biscuits and gravy breakfast supporting the American Legion Post 14 Riders. Adults are $6, Children under 12 are $3, and under 6 eat free. Breakfast includes your choice of milk/juice/coffee/water. Thank you for supporting your local American Legion Riders.

19 - HEAVEN'S RAIN, Brian Hermanson, District Attorney, will be at the Poncan Theatre presenting 'Heaven's Rain' movie and seminar. The movie will start at 6:00PM and is free to the public. There will be a discussion after the movie. For information about the show or tickets contact The Poncan Theatre box office at (580) 765-0943.

21 - EDGAR CRUZ & MICHAEL KELSEY, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Edgar Cruz, whose repertoire consists of over 400 songs ranging from The Bohemian Rhapsody to The William Tell Overture, returns to The Poncan Theatre with Michael Kelsey. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For information about the show or tickets contact The Poncan Theatre box office at (580) 765-0943.

22 - EARTH DAY, presented by the City of Ponca City. Join the City of Ponca City, Ponca City Energy, and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority to celebrate “Earth Day” on Wednesday, April 22, from 9 am until 1 pm, at Hutchins Memorial Auditorium, located at 601 E. Overbrook. This year we will celebrate with giveaways, hands on activities for the kids, and informational handouts from the Kay County District Conservation office, as well as the City of Ponca City with information from Public Works regarding storm water runoff, Parks and Recreation regarding landscaping to save water, and Solid Waste regarding recycling. An industrial size shredder will also be on site to receive papers that can be shred and recycled, rather than put into the trash. Please limit the quantity of paper to be shredded to two boxes per household. For more information contact Public works at (580) 767-0412.

23 - CARMEN "NO PLAN B TOUR", presented by the Poncan Theatre. Carman Domenic Licciardello is an enigma in Christian music, often described as part evangelist, part Vegas Showman. His concerts were more like a rock and roll Billy Graham Crusade than a Christian music event. After all the singing, dancing, clapping and preaching, throngs of people would stream down to the counseling area to accept Christ-many times as many as 5,000 in an evening. Admission was usually free, a simple offering taken, similar to 30,000 churches on Sunday mornings. And he filled the largest stadiums the world over. In fact, Carman holds the record for the largest Christian concert ever in Dallas, Texas. But it even goes beyond that. If you take the Mega Stadium acts that played the famed landmark such as Pink Floyd, U 2, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks and even Metallic, you'll see that, as the newspapers noted, the one act that drew the highest attendance in Texas Stadium was Carman, with 71,132. This is more than just an A-list artist-this man is a Cultural Phenomenon. Showtime is 7:30PM Tickets are $10 - 18 & Under Admitted FREE in General Admission section only, unless show is sold out. Love Offering we be received. Order online at http://bit.ly/CARMANinPonca Or by calling 800-965-9324 or contact the Poncan Theatre for more information at (580) 765-0943.

23 - BLATTNER ENERGY JOB FAIR, Interested parties are encouraged to stop by Ponca City Workforce Office, 1201 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK from 9am – 2pm on Thursday, April 23rd. If unable to attend the job fair please complete an application on-line at www.blattnerenergy.com (please specify if willing to travel); or call 1-888-356-2307 to request an application.

25 - BAKED POTATO BAR, fundraiser for Okie Dream Special Olympic Team. Please help suport your local Special Olympic Team by coming out to the Baked Potato Bar at the American Legion. Cost for adults is $6, children under 12 is $4. For more information contact: (580) 761-0838.

25 - VICTORIAN HAT MAKING – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Just in time for the Kentucky Derby! Join skilled instructor Barbara Byrd on Saturday April 25th as she guides you throug the process of creating a beautiful Victorian hat covered in lush decorations that will be sure to tickle your fancy. The class will be held 10am – 4pm. Cost is $40 per person and includes all supplies and lunch. Class size is limited to 12. Students must be at least 13 years old to participate. Registration required. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information or to make a reservation.

25 - GLAM NIGHT BY YOUNIQUE, head on out to Osage Casino for this ladies night out event hosted by Younique. Contact: (580) 765-2973.

25 – 85th ANNIVERSARY OF PIONEER WOMAN STATUE – PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM Join us as we celebrate the 85th birthday of Bryant Baker’s masterpiece, “Confident” also known as the Pioneer Woman statue. This iconic figure has become a symbol of Ponca City and pioneering women around the world. Call (580) 765-6108 for more information.

25 - CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW, presented by the Hutchins Auditorium.This Spring time craft show will feature the area's best and most unique crafters and vendors. For more information contact (580) 670-4361.

25 - KAW NATION ENGAGING COMMUNITIES, this event will be held from 10 am - 1 pm at War Memorial Park. Free activities include: Color Run/Walk/Jog (free t-shirt and goody bag to the first 100 participants), Drawing (various Pendleton items), Victims of Crime Memorial Butterfly Release, Kids Activities, and Foster Care Recruitment. For more information contact: (580)765-9952

25 - LARRY "ELVIS" STILLWELL, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Larry has been a fan of Elvis Presley since he was a small boy. He was so taken in by his voice, charisma, and style, that at the age of 12 Larry had already started developing his Elvis-like voice. Larry was a working man most of his life and never was able to pursue any type of music career until December 2005. It was at that time that Larry decided to take his talent to a professional level, and took on his first two hour Christmas concert. Since then Larry has literally done hundreds of shows ranging from casinos, clubs, and private and corporate events. Some of the corporations include business giants such as Mary Kay, Dr. Pepper, and JC Penney. Larry has performed at venues such as, Petroleum Club of Dallas and Ft Worth, Tower Club, Adolphus Hotel, Gaylord Texan, Swan Court, Choctaw Casino, and Winstar Casino, just to mention a few. Larry continues work on his music every day, which may be why his audiences question whether he is really doing the singing. His fans have said that after the first couple of songs they forgot it wasn't Elvis. You won't believe your eyes and ears. This is a show that you will not soon forget let Elvis Tribute Artist, Larry Stilwell, take you back in time for a taste of what it was like to be in concert with the king of rock n' roll Elvis Presley. For information about the show or tickets contact The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

25 - HEALTHY KIDS DAY, presented by the YMCA. This annual, free event will focus all on Healthy Kids! We will have a 2K family fun run/walk, door prizes, healthy snacks, games, information booths from all over Kay County and much, much more. This is our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE! And remember, it's all FREE! For more information contact the YMCA at (580) 765-5417.

25 & 26 - ROAD TRIP WEEKEND, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by the Cherokee Strip Company for this Road Trip Weekend! There will be gas card give-aways and drawings all weekend long for out of town visitors. The event will be held at the Cherokee Strip Company in downtown Ponca City. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

May 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 - PARIS FLEA MARKET FESTIVAL, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by and enjoy a Paris style flea market. Featuring flea market vendors, numerous antiques, and vintage vendors from all around. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721

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

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

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

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

16 - WILDCAT GOLF TOURNAMENT, presented by the Ponca City Quarterback Club. Sign up for this years Wildcat Golf Tournament benefiting Wildcat football. This 4-Person scramble will start at 1:00 pm at the Ponca City Country Club. For more information contact (580)716-0067 or (580)761-8131.

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2015

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

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

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

18-23 - PONCA CITY AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS, presented by Fly Racing. For information visit, www.mxsports.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2015

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

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

September 2015

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

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

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

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

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

October 2015

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

3-4 - 31st ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST, presented by the E.W. Marland Estate Foundation.  From the Beer Garden to the Chicken Dance, visitors will find everything needed to enjoy Oktoberfest. The festival includes dozens of food vendors, craft booths, and a children's area with large 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.

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

November 2015

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

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

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

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

December 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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