Things to do the week of May 11-May 16

Monday, May 11

National Nursing Home Week - Many nursing home residents do not have family to assist them. May 11 - 15 is National Nursing Home Week and we want to make sure residents have a gift. Join the effort, be a sponsor and donate for our local nursing home residents to receive a $10 Mary Kay gift package. Call Ju'Lee Foster, Mary Kay, 580.354.0649 and become a sponsor for this worthy cause.

Tuesday, May 12

Fort Sill / SW Oklahoma Regional Partnership Council meetings - This meeting is at the Patriot Club, 10am.

Co-Op Intramural Golf Season - Fort Sill Golf Course, time TBA. For more information contact Joslyn Wood, Director of Government and Military Affairs, 580.355.3541

Fort Sill Graduation C 1/40th FA BCT - McMahon Auditorium, 1 p.m. For more information contact Andrea Morman or Robert Medina, 580.581.3472

Armed Forces Reserve Center Groundbreaking Ceremony - Cannoneer Field, behind the Sheridan Road Shoppette, 2pm. For more information call 580.442.6038

Thursday, May 14

Military Cedar Ceremony - Armed Forces "Warriors Blessing" (Cedar Ceremony), 11am, Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center (behind McMahon Auditorium), 701 NW Ferris Avenue. In honor of Armed Forces Day, The Comanche National Museum hosts a "Warriors Blessing". A representative from the Comanche Nation will "Cedar Smoke" members of the military and Comanche Nation Veterans. The event is opened to the public and refreshments are served following the ceremony. For information call 250.353.0404

Friday, May 15

Armed Forces Day Luncheon - Armed Force's Day luncheon, 11:30am at the Fort Sill Patriot Club. Speaker is GEN (R) Tommy Franks and his Museum Road Show; entertainment provided by comedian TSGT Walter Campbell. Sponsorships are available, contact Shelly Fields, Tickets are advanced purchase only: $25 for military and $30 for civilian (tickets must be purchased at the chamber and are not available at the event). For more information, visit or call the Chamber 580.355.3541

Saturday, May 16

Lawton Speedway - O'Reilly Senior Citizens Night. Free admission to Senior Citizens 60 & Older: Champ Sprints, USA Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Mini Stocks, 8pm. Located 1 1/2 miles south of Lee Blvd on Sheridan Rd.

Lavender Valley Acres - Lavender Valley Acres invites you to join Jag Sodhi for simple yoga exercise and enjoy relaxation, flexibility, healthier and peace of mind, 9am to 9:45am. Visit their website for more details and directions.

Armed Forces Day Celebration - The parade steps off from Central Mall at 10am, marches north on 2nd Street, turns west on Gore Blvd, north on Fort Sill Blvd, east on Ferris and disperses at 2nd & Ferris. Following the parade, the all-day event at Elmer Thomas Park includes: vendors, food, inflatable games, and activities, local entertainment begins at 1pm. Jon Wolfe, Bryan White and Lee Greenwood finish out the free concert and a spectacular fireworks display creates the perfect finale to celebrate our military. See all the exciting details,

Wildflower Walks - Wichita Mountains Wildlife conducting interpretive tours in May (May 9, 16, and 23) starting at 10am. Reservations are required; 580.429.2151 Meet at Refuge Visitor Center located at intersection of Highways 49 and 115.