DEC. 13, 2012
• RawSkinCeuticals hosts 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 email@example.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.
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 each month starting at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to share their talents in the open microphone shows. The Opry is located inside the American Legion Post 191 building on US 177 north of the four-way stop in Stratford. For more information, phone Carole Grigg at (580)320-4319.
DEC. 15, 2012
• Francis Auxiliary hosts its annual Christmas party at 6 p.m. at Francis City Hall. Refreshments will be served.
• 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 complementary 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 mile 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.