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December 4, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

.          TUESDAY

DEC. 4, 2012

Weight Watchers meeting held at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 400 S. Rennie, at 5:15 p.m. has been changed from Thursday, Dec. 6, to Tuesday, Dec. 4. This change is for this week only.

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 

• Circle Time of Ada, an autism parent group, meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the old Glenwood School. Enter through the west double door. For more information, phone Jennifer Balliett, group leader, at 580-235-2731.

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 5 , 2012

• Citizens Bank and  Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) are conducting a blood drive from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 123 W. 12th. 

• The Divorce/Bereavement Support Group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Compassion Outreach Center, 1124 Cradduck Road, Ada. The group offers support for those who have lost a loved one through divorce or death. For more information, phone Tom at 580-332-6506.

• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak, from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and is open to all ages. 

 

THURSDAY

DEC. 6, 2012

• Date for Weight Watchers meeting held at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, 400 S. Rennie, at 5:15 p.m. has been changed from Thursday, Dec. 6, to Tuesday, Dec. 4. This change is for this week only.

• United Campus Ministry Spaghetti Spectacular takes place Thursday, Dec. 6, at First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Broadway and 14th streets. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dinner is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per adult  and $3 per child for all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread, salad and dessert.   Proceeds benefit United Campus Ministry, an outreach to college students on the campus of East Central University. Deliveries and pick-up orders are available for businesses during lunch. For more information, call 436-3400. 

• NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room next to the dining room at Valley View Regional Hospital.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 7, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train made its opening season run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, the train will circle Wintermsith Park, giving passengers a special view of the holiday lights. The train will be open to the public each Friday and Saturday evening until Christmas between 6-9 p.m. All rides are free.  A complimentary cup of hot chocolate awaits passengers returning from their journey. These special trips are provided for children between the ages of 1 and 100 and are a gift from the Kiwanis Clubs of Ada. 

• Preserving Area Stories in Time’s  (PAST) December business meeting will be replaced by its annual Christmas dinner at JD’s on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. The monthly business meetings will return in January.

The event is open to the public.

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 

• Ada Elks Lodge has brought in live bands for its Friday night dances. A little classic rock and a little country will appeal to everyone’s tastes. Cost is $5 a person, and it’s open to the public. Dances start at 8 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. Ada Elks Lodge is located at 3850 Arlington in Ada.

• The December PAST business meeting will be replaced by its annual Christmas dinner at JD’s Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. The monthly business meetings will return in January. Come and join our celebration of the holidays.

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 8, 2012

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosts a bake sale and boutique from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and on Sunday morning, Dec. 9. There will be an assortment of  baked goods for holiday parties, as well as jewelry and other  crafts from Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 17th and Broadway.

• The Polar Express Park Train made its opening season run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, the train will circle Wintermsith Park, giving passengers a special view of the holiday lights. The train will be open to the public each Friday and Saturday evening until Christmas between 6-9 p.m. All rides are free.  A complimentary cup of hot chocolate awaits passengers returning from their journey. These special trips are provided for children between the ages of 1 and 100 and are a gift from the Kiwanis Clubs of Ada. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 10, 2012

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Irving Community Center, second floor. For more information, phone 580-456-7673. 

•Veterans of Foreign Wars, Desert Storm Post 11194 holds its monthly meeting the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Music Room  located on the second floor of Ada Public Library. Anyone having an interest in the VFW, any veteran, and especially those who have earned a campaign medal through participation in combat are encouraged to attend. The Post also operates a Veterans Service Office at 701 N. Broadway in Ada. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 11, 2012 

• Have you or someone you know suffered the unimaginable — the death of a child? The Compassionate Friends Ada Area Chapter (a non-profit organization) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church, Parlor Room. For more information, phone (580) 399-5565.

• Byrds Mill Archeological Society meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Valley View Regional Hospital Conference Room. 

• Al Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 

• The Pauls Valley Library Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the library to discuss The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Please come whether or not you have read the book, as the discussion will include women’s issues in Bible times.  All readers are welcome.

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 12 , 2012

• The Divorce/Bereavement Support Group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Compassion Outreach Center, 1124 Cradduck Rd., Ada. The group offers support for those who have lost a loved one through divorce or death. For more information, phone Tom at 580-332-6506.

• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak, from 7:30-10 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and is open to all ages. 

• The single mothers support group, S.M.I.L.E (Single Moms: Insightful, Loved, Empowered) meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Perfect Blend Coffee Shop, 730 E. Main. This is a time of encouragement and refreshment. Child care is provided. For more information, phone Tisha  at  580-759-5260.