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December 12, 2012

Area Briefs


The Ada News

Ada —  

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 12 , 2012

• Call-A-Ride Public Transit will be closed today for training.

• Latta School’s Indian Education Parent Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 at Latta Middle School. Business meetings will be conducted for JOM and Title VII programs. The Impact Aid Program will be reviewed. All parents of JOM and Title VII students are invited to attend.

• 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.

 

THURSDAY

DEC. 13, 2012

• RawSkinCeuticals are hosting a coat drive for Salvation Army from 5-8:30 p.m. at Serendipity on Main Street. Coat donations and cash donations will benefit the coat drive and Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The coat drive will be held during a Green Wellness Open House. RawSkinCeuticals will donate 30 percent of any product sales during that evening to the Salvation Army as well. For more information, phone 317-306-8500 or email sarah@rawskinceuticals.com.

• Byng High School students present It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 13, 14 and 15 in a unique radio-for-stage adaptation of the Frank Capra movie, written by Tony Palermo. Performances start at 7 p.m. The Dec. 13 performance will be simulcast on the Gospel Station Network 88.3 and 105.1 FM. Many sound effects for the show will be produced live on stage. Also, 1940s-style commercials, sung by Byng choir students, will be intermixed with the radio play.

Starring in the main roles are Casey Marks as George Bailey, Haley O’Bryant as Mary, Tommus Gerwin as Henry Potter and Caleb Shaw as Clarence. Tickets for each show are $3 for students and $5 for non-students.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 14, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening season’s run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, it will circle Wintersmith 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. 

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

• The Peach Town Opry in Stratford  hosts a gospel music show on the second Friday of every month starting at 7 p.m. They are open mic shows so everyone is encouraged to come and share their talents. The Opry is located inside the American Legion Post 191 building on US 177 just north of the four-way stop in Stratford.  For more information, phone Carole Grigg at (580)320-4319.

 

SATURDAY

DEC. 15, 2012

• Chimney Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. at Ada Arts and Heritage Center. DAR Good Citizen Award to be awarded. Guests and prospective members welcome. 

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening season’s run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, it will circle Wintersmith 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. 

• Gold Dusters chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of each month, on the third floor of Fentem Hall, East Central University campus. For more information, phone Phil Robinson at 580-320-3424. 

• Mary’s Music Barn, featuring The Country Pride Band and special guest, presents traditional country music the third Saturday of each month. Mary’s Music Barn is located three and one-half miles south of Stonewall on Jesse Highway. Turn right on McDonald Road. The show starts at 7 p.m. For more information, phone 580-272-7816, 580-265-9206 or email mmcsinger@tds.net. 

 

MONDAY

DEC. 17, 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. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 18, 2012

• Rolling Hills Hospital invites all Ada-area residents to get in the giving spirit by donating life-saving blood. Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will conduct a blood drive  from 7:30-10:30 a.m., at 1000 Rolling Hills Lane. 

• Prime Timers meet at J.D.’s Cafeteria for the regular monthly meeting. Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. and a meal will be served at 6 p.m. Rozzie Purdy presents the program, “A Christmas Medley.” Guests are welcome.

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 19 , 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. 

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 21, 2012

• The Polar Express Park Train will make its opening season’s run Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Braving the cold, it will circle Wintersmith 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. 

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

 

 

SUNDAY

DEC. 23, 2012

The Refuge Church, 1001 Tipton Terrace, is planning a community brunch on Dec. 23. It is free and all of Ada is welcome to partake. The usual church service will be suspended on that day in order to feed everyone. Holiday entertainment will be included, too. The brunch will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. “We’re not asking for anything. It is just our way of being a part of the community,” an organizer said. Phone 436-2279 for more information.

 

MONDAY

DEC. 24, 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. 

 

TUESDAY

DEC. 25, 2012

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

 

WEDNESDAY

DEC. 26 , 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.

 

FRIDAY

DEC. 28, 2012

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

 

MONDAY

DEC. 31, 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.