Area briefs are for non-profit events and organizations. Briefs must be submitted at least five days before the event by bringing them into the office, emailing them to adanewslifestyle@cableone.net or faxing them to (580) 332-8841. Briefs will not be accepted over the telephone. Church-related briefs are published only on Friday’s religion page. All activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions.

 

WEDNESDAY

FEBRUARY 27

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

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

THURSDAY

FEBRUARY 28

• Valley View Regional Hospital Auxiliary's book fair is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the hospital. All profits go toward patient care services at VVRH.

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

• Stonewall High School hosts a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until noon at 600 S. High School. Each blood donor at the drive will receive an OBI T-shirt, free health screenings and Donor Rewards points. 

• Oklahoma Parents as Teachers' (OPAT) monthly family night, Tumbling for Toddlers, a gymnastics night in East Central University’s Faust Hall gym, takes place from 6-7 p.m. The continuing education gymnastics teacher will lead the activities.  Phone Laura Presley at 310-7322 for more information about this free and fun event.

 

FRIDAY

MARCH 1

• Valley View Regional Hospital Auxiliary's book fair is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the hospital. All profits go toward patient care services at VVRH.

 

SATURDAY

MARCH 2

• Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri meets at noon at Allen (Okla.) Masonic Lodge. This is an auction. Members are to take food items, baked goods, homemade jellies, nice towels or other items for auction. All members are encouraged to attend.

• The Garvin County Republican Convention is at 1 p.m. at Christian Life Church fellowship hall, 820 S. Walnut, Pauls Valley. Allie Burgin is Garvin County chairman. Delegates to the county convention, elected at the party’s precinct meetings held on Jan. 28, will in turn elect delegates to the State Republican Convention, which is to be held in Oklahoma City April 20. Election of county Republican offices will also be held. For more information, phone (405) 740-5131.

 

SUNDAY

MARCH 3

Members of the Tupelo Future Farmers of America chapter will host a fish fry from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Adult plates will be $10, and eighth-grade students and under will eat for $5. For more information, contact Steve Ake at 845-2774.

 

MONDAY

MARCH 4

• Oklahoma Farm Bureau Safety Services is presenting an auto accident prevention course on March 4 and 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Farm Bureau Office, 1027 W. Main, Ada, with instruction on how to improve driving skills.

Upon earning the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course Certificate, the participant may be eligible to receive a discount on his auto insurance. The class is open to the public.  For more details and to sign up, phone Shirley at (580) 332-8711.

 • 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 free e-filing are offered Mondays through April 8 by AARP Tax-Aide at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. All ages are welcome. For an appointment, call (580) 332-3882.

 

TUESDAY

MARCH 5

• Oklahoma Farm Bureau Safety Services is presenting an auto accident prevention course on March 4 and 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Farm Bureau Office, 1027 W. Main, Ada, with instruction on how to improve driving skills.

Upon earning the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course Certificate, the participant may be eligible to receive a discount on his auto insurance. The class is open to the public. 

For more details and to sign up, phone Shirley at (580) 332-8711.

 

• Circle Time of Ada, a support group for families dealing with autism, meets at 6 p.m. in the old Glenwood School. Enter through the west double door. The event is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about autism. For more information, contact Jennifer Balliett at (580)235-2731. 

• Ada Public Library will hold a preview sale for Ada Library Friends members on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The book sale opens to the public on Wednesday through Friday, March 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Small format paperback books will be fifty cents each. Most hardcover books will be one dollar and up. There will be fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, along with audio books, and movies. Anyone making large purchases must keep containers at the end of aisles, so others can get by to make their selections. For more information, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121.

• 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 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

 

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 6, 2013

• Ada Public Library will hold its annual book sale  Wednesday through Friday, March 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Small format paperback books will be fifty cents each. Most hardcover books will be one dollar and up. There will be fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, along with audio books, and movies. Anyone making large purchases must keep containers at the end of aisles, so others can get by to make their selections. For more information, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121. 

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Wednessday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

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

 

THURSDAY

MARCH 7, 2013

• Ada Public Library will hold its annual book sale  Wednesday through Friday, March 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Small format paperback books will be fifty cents each. Most hardcover books will be one dollar and up. There will be fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, along with audio books, and movies. Anyone making large purchases must keep containers at the end of aisles, so others can get by to make their selections. For more information, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 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 580-559-1554 for more information.

 

FRIDAY

MARCH 8, 2013

• Ada Public Library will hold its annual book sale  Wednesday through Friday, March 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Small format paperback books will be fifty cents each. Most hardcover books will be one dollar and up. There will be fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, along with audio books, and movies. Anyone making large purchases must keep containers at the end of aisles, so others can get by to make their selections. For more information, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121. 

• A festival of gems, minerals and fossils swap, show and sale takes place from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Pontotoc County Agri-plex main building number 1. The show features various demonstrations and displays of fluorenscent rocks, minerals,f ossils, lapidary and jewelry. A special children’s event, fossil dig and petting zoo, is scheduled. For more information, contact Ed Vermillion, show chairperson, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080; phone 405-527-6431; or email okieed42@windstream.net.

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

 

SATURDAY

MARCH 9, 2013

• Ada Public Library will hold its annual book sale  Wednesday through Friday, March 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Small format paperback books will be fifty cents each. Most hardcover books will be one dollar and up. There will be fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, along with audio books, and movies. Anyone making large purchases must keep containers at the end of aisles, so others can get by to make their selections. For more information, contact Jennifer Greenstreet at 580-436-8121. 

• A festival of gems, minerals and fossils swap, show and sale takes place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Pontotoc County Agri-plex main building number 1. The show features various demonstrations and displays of fluorenscent rocks, minerals,f ossils, lapidary and jewelry. A special children’s event, fossil dig and petting zoo, is scheduled. For more information, contact Ed Vermillion, show chairperson, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080; phone 405-527-6431; or email okieed42@windstream.net.

 

SUNDAY

MARCH 10, 2013

 

MONDAY

MARCH 11, 2013

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meet 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 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

• FREE tax help and FREE e-filing offered Mondays thru April 08 by AARP Tax-Aide at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. ALL AGES WELCOME. For appointment, call 580/332-3882.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars, Desert Storm Post 11194, holds its monthly meeting the second 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

MARCH 12, 2013

• Compassionate Friends Ada Area Chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor of at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th Street. This meeting is a non-profit organization ready to help in the natural grieving process of the death of a child.

• 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 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

 

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 13, 2013

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Wednessday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

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

 

THURSDAY

MARCH 14, 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 580-559-1554 for more information.

 

FRIDAY

MARCH 15, 2013

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

 

SATURDAY

MARCH 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 

 

SUNDAY

MARCH 17, 2013

 

MONDAY

MARCH 18, 2013

• 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 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

• FREE tax help and FREE e-filing offered Mondays thru April 08 by AARP Tax-Aide at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. ALL AGES WELCOME. For appointment, call 580/332-3882.

 

TUESDAY

MARCH 19, 2013

• 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 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

 

WEDNESDAY

MARCH 20, 2013

• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Wednessday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

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

 

THURSDAY

MARCH 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 580-559-1554 for more information.

 

FRIDAY

MARCH 22, 2013

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

 

SATURDAY

MARCH 23, 2013

 

SUNDAY

MARCH 24, 2013

 

MONDAY

MARCH 25, 2013

• 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 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870. 

• FREE tax help and FREE e-filing offered Mondays thru April 08 by AARP Tax-Aide at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 730 Crestview. ALL AGES WELCOME. For appointment, call 580/332-3882.

 

TUESDAY

MARCH 26, 2013

• 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 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.