Things to do this weekend!
Fort Sill Commanding General Maj. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel will host the spring edition of the Commanding General's Challenge Run/Walk at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the Fort Sill Polo Field. The public is encouraged to participate. Edison Elementary School will be recognized by walking 126 thousand miles of the 166 thousand miles walked by area schools. Visit www.sillmwr.com for more info.
Spring Compost Available - Gardeners and yard enthusiasts who participate in the City of Wichita Falls Wednesday recycling program can receive a FREE load of compost at the Wichita Falls Organics Facility during the Sanitation Department's Spring Compost Giveaway.
The giveaway is Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wichita Falls Landfill on Wiley Road. The compost will be loaded for you with a limit of one pickup truck or 4x8 trailer load per person. Also, customers must bring a tarp to cover their load and workers will not load commercial dump trucks and trailers.
Again, each resident must participate in the Wednesday recycling program and present their water bill showing the $3.00 recycling charge. Compost will not be sold to the public during the give away. Anyone wishing to purchase compost is encouraged to visit one of the City's compost partners, such as Sutherlands, The Stone Yard, and the Wichita Valley Nursery. These vendors sell compost year round for a very reasonable charge.
For more information, please contact the Sanitation Division at 940-761-7977.
Cameron University NAACP and Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority are having a Dress Lawton Dress Drive - Sat., April 4 from 2-5pm in the Ole Kim Room in the Shepler Center. Collecting dresses for young ladies who need formal gowns for their senior prom. For more information contact Natasha at 580-581-2301.
Duncan Great Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 4 at Halliburton Park off of South 2nd St. Begins at 10AM. Each chilld will hunt for more than 10,000 Easter eggs filled with prizes or candy. Children 2-11 years old are invited. FREE of charge.
Art Exhibit - Drawings and original prints by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will be displayed by the JRB Art at the Elms gallery from April 3 - 25. The exhibition will also feature paintings and drawings by D.J. Lafon, retired Chair and Professor of Art at East Central University in Ada. Liontas-Warren and Lafon will be feted at an opening night reception on Friday, April 3, from 6-10 p.m. The gallery is located at 2801 North Walker in Oklahoma City.
Wichita Falls Annual Easter Egg Hunt - The Wichita Falls Parks & Recreation Department will hold the City's annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 4th at 3 p.m. in Lucy Park. The event is for children ages 3 through 2nd grade and is sponsored by University Kiwanis Club. Thousands of individually wrapped candy Easter eggs will be scattered for eager Easter egg hunters to find, 140 of which are specially marked for redemption of a special prize.
Children should bring a basket or sack for the hunt and arrive early to meet the Easter Bunny and McGruff, the crime fighting dog. For safety and convenience, ages 4 and under will be located in one designated area, while ages 5 through the 2nd grade will be located in an adjacent designated area of the Park.
Members of the University Kiwanis Club, Clown Arounds, and Parks & Recreation staff will provide supervision. Arrive early, because the hunt starts at 3 p.m. sharp. In case of inclement weather, call 761-7495. For more information, please call 761-7490.
God's Family Community Church Community Revival - April 3rd - Message - David King of Cavalry Baptist Church Special Music - Matt Lucas of Calvary Baptist Church - April 4th - Message - Dr. Walter Wilson of Friendship Baptist Special Music - William Dickinson of Joyfullsounds - On April 1 - 4, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., God's Family Community Church will be hosting our spring revival. Our theme, coming from Ps. 51: 7 - 14 " A Clean Heart", as David prayed for God to create in him a clean heart, let us join together in prayer and revival as God is transforming his "new creation" until, like Adam, we dwell with Him in Paradise. Wednesday evening at 5:00 pm , dinner will be served. ($5.00/adult $3.00/child suggested donation) Additionally, refreshments will be provided on Saturday evening prior to service. There will be powerful word and plenty of great music in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Hyunsoon Whang in recital at Simmons Center - Cameron University Department of Music Professor Hyunsoon Whang, D.M., presents "An Elegant Evening," a solo piano recital, on Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Simmons Center in Duncan as part of the CU@SC (CU at the Simmons Center) Concert Series. An elegant reception follows this fantastic no-miss concert, which includes works by Scarlatti, Schumann and Liszt. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for senior citizens, military and students. Cameron students are admitted free with CU ID. For tickets, call the Simmons Center at 580.252.2900.
Emmanuel Baptist Church will be having a special Easter music performance followed by observance of the Lord's Supper on Sunday, March 5th beginning at 10:40 AM in the Worship Center. For more information, contact the church office at 580-482-1775 or visit the church's website at http://www.ebcaltus.org.
Student Art Exhibition - Due to last Friday's inclement weather, the opening celebration for Cameron University's 2009 Student Art Exhibition has been re-scheduled for Friday, April 3, at the Simmon Center in Duncan. The exhibition opening will take place in conjunction with Dr. Hyunsoon Whang's piano recital, "An Elegant Evening," as part of the 2008-2009 Cameron University at the Simmons Center (CU@SC) Series of concerts and exhibitions.
The Student Art Exhibition, directed by Edna McMillan, Associate Professor of Art, will include conceptual artworks from a variety of media ranging from graphite, charcoal, oil paintings, lithograph, monoprint, pastel, mixed media, and sculpture from 35 to 40 of Cameron's fine art students, who range from freshmen to seniors. The technical skill and conceptual development exhibited in the works are a reflection of the fine instruction and direction the students receive from Department of Art faculty.
A preview of the exhibit will begin at 7 p.m. in the Simmons Center Lobby before the recital, with a reception for all artists immediately following the concert. The art exhibit will continue at the Simmons Center through Friday, April 10, 2009. Admission to the art exhibit is free and open to the public
Lawton Speedway - O'Reilly All State Modified Championship. USA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Mini Stocks; 8pm Located 1 ½ Miles South of Lee Blvd on Sheridan Rd. For more information, contact 580.355.6417 or www.lawtonspeedway.com Friday, April 3
Easter Egg Hunt - Sponsored by LaSill Optimist Club, April 4 and 11, 3pm at The Holy City of the Wichitas Friday, April 3
Success By 6 Luncheon - Success By 6, A United Way Initiative, invites you to "Celebrate Our Future" as we honor The Month of the Young Child and presents the Spirit of the Family Award. Friday April 3, 11am to 12:45 pm, Gunners Inn. RSVP required, 580.355.3541; $10/person Friday, April 3
ASYMA Early Partner Breakfast Member Appreciation - Armed Services YMCA Partner Member Appreciation Breakfast to support ASYMCA programs and services to military service personnel and their families. Breakfast hosted by Hossein Moini and ASYMCA Board of Directors. RSVP required, 7-8am or 9-10am Friday, April 3
Hyunsoon Whang Piano Recital - Recital held at Simmons Center, 800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy, Duncan, 8pm Friday, April 3
Commanding General's 'Spring Into Fitness' Walk - Fort Sill's Commanding General Peter M. Vangjel has once again challenged the Lawton-Fort Sill community to join together to promote fitness and wellness. The run/walk event begins at the Fort Sill Polo Field, 1pm. For more information contact Janice Brim, 580.442.0955. Friday, April 3
Reunion for CU 1961 Junior College Rose Bowl Champion Football Team - Contact Cameron University for additional information. - Saturday, April 4
Holy City Easter Pageant - The Holy City Easter Pageant is April 4 and 11, 8pm-10:45 pm. For more information contact The Holy City 580.429.6540 or www.theholycitylawton.com - Saturday, April 4
Lawton Speedway - O'Reilly All State Modified Championship. USA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Mini Stocks; 8pm Saturday, April 4
Wilderness Orientation Hike - Orientation Wilderness Hike, 9am, leaves from the Visitor Center. Preparation for strenuous hike leaving from the Refuge Visitors Center. For more information call 580-429-3222 Saturday, April 4
Easter Egg Hunt - Sponsored by LaSill Optimist Club, April 4 and 11, 3pm at The Holy City of the Wichitas. Toddlers through age 12; every egg contains a surprise! For more information, 580.429.3361 or visit www.theholycitylawton.com Saturday, April 4
CU Senior Art Exhibition Reception - The Cameron University opening reception of the CU Senior Art Student Exhibition is at the Great Plains Museum, 6-8pm Saturday, April 4
Aquafina Pitch, Hit & Run - Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run provides youngsters across the country an opportunity to participate in an exciting baseball skills competition. The event begins at 9am. This national initiative gives boys and girls, ages 7-14, the chance to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Participants compete to advance to higher levels of competitions. The culmination occurs at the National Finals, held in St. Louis, MO at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate or baptismal record at all levels of competition. For more information contact Glenn Hinton, 580.581.3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org No registration fee. Saturday, April 4
"Music for a Cause" - The first annual Paul Wilson Memorial "Music for a Cause" and the Parkinson's Foundation of the Heartland are teaming up to present Gayla Earlene's Pure Country Show, Saturday, April 4th, at the Altus City Auditorium, beginning at 7 pm. This event will take place to raise money for Parkinson's research and awareness in memory of the late Paul Wilson.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Garage Sale - Sat., April 4 8:30am-4:30pm, Centenary United Methodist Church, 704 SW D, Lawton
The Snyder Easter Community Service will be held at the Snyder United Methodist Church on 5 April 2009 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Lawton Quarterly Trash pickup - The items can be set curbside April 2-5, with the pickup starting the 6th. Only Residential Areas will be serviced for bulk cleanup. Items must be no larger in size than can be handled by 2 men.Greg Biffle and Roush-Fenway Race Team racing for charity at Red River Speedway, April 4, 2009. Benefits Humane society.
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