THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 14, 2013

• Folk duo Hungrytown will be performing at the Ada Public Library at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room. The performance is free and open to the public. Ada Library Friends is providing refreshments for this special Valentine’s Day performance by Hungrytown. For more information, phone 580-436-8121.

• Ada Area Bridge Club meets every Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 17th and Broadway, at 1 p.m.  Please bring a partner and come. Phone Frank Shanklin at 580-559-1554 for more information.

• Free tax help and e-filing are offered Mondays and Thursdays during February by AARP Tax-Aide at the Ada Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. All ages welcome. For appointment, phone 580-332-3882.

 

FRIDAY

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

• Pontotoc County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) meets at 11 a.m. at Ada Elks Lodge for its regular monthly meeting and noon luncheon. The program consists of Roderick Ford from the state office explaining “The Benefits Available to OREA members.”

• Chickasaw Nation Medical Center hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at 1921 Stonecipher Blvd. in Ada. 

• Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Although all blood types are needed to maintain Oklahoma Blood Institute’s typical three-day supply, those with O-negative type blood are especially encouraged to donate. According to the American Association of Blood Banks, those with O-negative blood type make up only nine percent of the national population. However, O-negative blood can be used by anyone in an emergency situation, regardless of their type. Appointments to donate are not required but are available by phoning 877-340-8777 or visiting www.obi.org. 

 

SATURDAY

FEBRUARY 16, 2013

• Mary’s Music Barn presents traditional country music, featuring Country Pride Bank with special guest, 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. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information phone 580-272-7816 or 580-265-9206 or email mmcsinger@tds.net

• Full Gospel Assembly Church at Tupelo has canceled its third Saturday night singing until further notice. 

• Ada Youth Soccer signup is currently open for children ages 4 and older. Register online at www.bgcada.com. Look under the sports programs link or spring soccer 2013. Adult leagues are available as well. For more information, email youth@adasoccerclub.com.

 

MONDAY

FEBRUARY 18, 2013

• All non-emergency offices at the city of Ada will be closed in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. All city offices will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Ada City Council will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Ada City Hall. Garbage collection will continue as scheduled. For more information on the city of Ada, visit its Web site at www.adaok.com

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, phone 580-320-0747.

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Monday from noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 279-4870. 

• Free tax help and e-filing are offered Mondays and Thursdays during February by AARP Tax-Aide at the Ada Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. All ages welcome. For appointment, phone 580-332-3882.

 

TUESDAY

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

• 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. Musician Susanne Woolley will entertain with an assortment of musical styles, including Celtic, Western swing, jazz swing, folk, bluegrass and classical. Guests are welcome.

• A new GriefShare group begins at First Baptist Church of Ada, 521 S. Broadway. The sessions are from 7-9 p.m. Contact Debbie Wall at 580-777-2711 or FBC of Ada at 580-332-4121 for more information.  

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

• “Nine Months to Countdown,” a class for mothers-to-be in their first trimester of pregnancy, will be held at Valley View Regional Hospital  from 5-6:30 p.m. Topics covered will be physical and emotional changes, diet, exercise and things to avoid during pregnancy. There is no charge for the class; however,  pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, phone VVRH education department at 421-1467 or 421-1458.

 

WEDNESDAY

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, call Kristina at (580) 279-4870. 

 

THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 21, 2013

• Ada Area Bridge Club meets every Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 17th and Broadway, at 1 p.m.  Please bring a partner and come. Phone Frank Shanklin at 580-559-1554 for more information.

• Free tax help and e-filing are offered Mondays and Thursdays during February by AARP Tax-Aide at the Ada Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. All ages welcome. For appointment, phone 580-332-3882.

 

FRIDAY

FEBRUARY 22, 2013

• Pontotoc County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosts open house for Farm Bureau Week from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will serve refreshments.   

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

• Smart Start South Center hosts Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, M.Ed., presenter of No. 1 broadcast in 2011 from Focus on the Family, from 6-8 p.m. at Ada First Baptist Church dining room, 15th and Broadway. Tobias is speaking on strategies for building a strong positive relationship with strong-willed children. A light meal will be served. Child care is available for children ages birth to 8 years. No children will be allowed in the seminar. Pre-registration is required for meal and child care. Phone 580-559-5873 by Monday, Feb. 18.

 

SATURDAY

FEBRUARY 23, 2013

• Ada Rifle and Pistol Club hosts  Preppers Gun Show at the Pontotoc County Agri-plex from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per day, children under age 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. 

 

Law enforcement in uniform, veterans with ID, wives, girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers get in free. Proceeds from the show go to maintain Ada Rifle and Pistol Club Range. For more information, contact Brian Scoles, 4721 Osage Hills Dr., Newalla, OK 74857, or email brianscoles@sbcglobal.net