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Things to do this weekend!

Free Boating Safety Courses - The OHP, Boating Safety Education Division, is offering FREE safety programs to any group, business, or organization. Classes cover topics including: boating safety, water safety, and boating laws. For more information, or to schedule a program, please contact the OHP at 877-253-2820

Open Enrollment Children's Art Studio Fall 2008 Enrollment: August 27 â€" October 11 Classes: October 11 - November 15 (Lawton, OK) Open enrollment for Children's Art Studio will begin August 27 and run through October 11. This program previously known as the School of the Arts is in its sixth year. Only the name has changed, it is still the same great program! Classes begin October 11 at the Town Hall/Carnegie Library, 5th & B Avenue located in downtown Lawton and run through November 15. The program is designed for students in grades three through six. Six classes (sessions) meet each Saturday, 9:00 am to noon (light snack provided). Three sessions focus on pottery and three sessions focus on sketching and painting. In addition, students are taught art vocabulary, color theory, and to how to care and clean art supplies. Students are also taught art exhibit etiquette for their own show to be held Tuesday, November 18 from 5-6:30 pm in the McMahon Memorial Auditorium Lobby. Tuition is $30/semester and scholarships are available (limited first come first serve basis). Registration forms will be available online at or at the Arts & Humanities Division office, 801 NW Ferris, located at the west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Office hours are 8am-12 noon and 1-5 pm, Monday â€" Friday. The program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, City of Lawton, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council, and the Lawton Public School System. For more information, call 580-581-3470 or 581-3471. Or email us at

Teens Make a Difference Day will be Saturday, October 25th. This is the day over 2,500 volunteers will go to nonprofit agencies and complete needed projects. Not only will they be helping the nonprofits, but they will be learning what nonprofits do and improving their community. Last year over 2,200 Teens completed 77 projects at nonprofit agencies in Burkburnett, Iowa Park and Wichita Falls on the annual Teens Make a Difference Day. Every Teen in the area is being recruited to make the 2008 Teens Make a Difference Day Better than ever. Whether with a school, youth group, neighborhood friends or from a church Teens are asked to sign-up and volunteer. Forms are available on the website or by calling 322-4961. Projects are also needed and you can call the Center or go to the website to register. Adults are also needed to work alone side the Teens. Volunteers will complete the project they are assigned from 9:00 am to 12:00 and then go to Straight Street for a pizza lunch and a chance to win door prizes. Teens Make a Difference is a program of the Nonprofit Center started to create a new generation of volunteers and its working many graduates at Hirschi High School are coming back to serve as adult volunteers with the Teens. On Saturday, October 25th look out for the bright gold t- shirts! In fact you might want to shake their hand or give them a pat on the back. Teens will be involved in projects including trash pick-up, planting, clearing trails, collecting can goods, painting, downtown clean-up, and sanitizing of Meals on Wheels containers. A special committee carries out this project and is chaired by Jessica Langdon this year. The Nonprofit Management Center was established in 1991 to create strong nonprofits and help them run more efficiently and effectively.

Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the Cameron Fitness Center. Sat. check in - 8.30am - start - 10am., Sun. Start 1pm. For more information, visit or call 580-353-2287

Public is invited to Cowboy Church on Sat., Sept. 20 10 am at Comanche County's RHR Arena by Lake Lawtonka off Hwy. 58. Singing will be Susie Luchsinger, Reba McIntyreâ€TMs sister. Free for all. Contact is Connie Gibson at 695-9832

There will be something for everyone at the City of Wichita Falls Public Auction this Saturday, September 20th at the Central Services Complex located at 305 Sunset Street. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. A preview of the items up for auction is scheduled for Thursday, September 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Central Service Complex. Bargains include: City vehicles, police impound vehicles, tractors, mowers, 5-ton utility truck with aerial lift, buses, sanitation trucks, crew trucks, miscellaneous ground maintenance items and miscellaneous property. For more information, please contact the City Purchasing Office at 761-7466.

Lawton Philharmonic Concert - Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics.  For tickets and ore information call 580-531-5043  1am-1pm or visit  Concert is Saturday, September 20, 8pm.

All those who attend the Northwest Church of Christ are invited to bring their shovels and help break ground for the new church building at the southeast corner of Quanah Parker Trailway and Sixty-seventh Street.  The time for the event will be 5:00 p.m.  Sunday (September 21).       This is a historic day for this church which presently meets at the corner of Cache Road and 24th Street.

Kell House announces its fall exhibit - Mythconceptions - September 19-November 6 at the Kell House Museum in Wichita Falls.  Exhibit Hours Tues.-Fri, 10am-3pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm-4pm.  $5 admission fro adults, $4 seniors and military, $1 children and students.

Neighbors and Community Pantry Food and Clothing Giveaway - Agape Faith Worship Center, Saturday, Sept. 20 at 9.30am.  Located next to the old Jefferson bus station on the east side of Lawton on 20th Street.  Food and clothing provided by AFWC and those of the Lawton community.

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