SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL - Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, "Seussical" follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! And upon this tiny planet, live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos! Although ridiculed by the other animals for believing in something he cannot see, Horton persists in his belief. Eventually the other animals come to understand, as Horton has always known, that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Performances are October 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2008
Sign up for 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 nonprofitcenterwf.org 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 it's 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. For additional information call (940) 322-4961.
October 20, Miracle League of Lawton-Fort Sill is raising funds to build a synthetic turf baseball field for the mentally and physically challenged. Meet up at the Lawton Country Club for an 18 hole scramble. $75 per person, $300 per four person team. 1st place - $400/team, 2nd place - $300/team, 3rd place - $200/team, prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin on two holes. Hole in one contest - $10,000 cash prize, choose between Callaway BB460 OR X-20 Irons Premium Electronic Package, and choice of airline or cruise tickets for two. Sponsor giveaways and more. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Kelley Bass at 580-248-0337. Morning scramble - 8am Afternoon scrambe - 1pm. Lunch served by Pat Hunt. RSVP at 580-248-0337
Haunted Trail - October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, & 31st 8pm til Midnight 2007 SE 75th St.The Haunted Trail originally began at the Martha Songbird Trail on Fort Sill by 3/13 Alpha Battery in 1996. My husband and I continued the Haunted Trail after he got out of the Army in 2001 at my parents property east of Lawton. Since then we have raised money for local charities in Lawton to help benefit the community. We have raised money for organizations such as The Big Green, The American Red Cross, The Flowermound Volunteer Fire Dept., and The Starlight Foundation. We have decided to continue raising money for The Starlight Foundation. For those of you who are not familiar with The Starlight Foundation, it is a foundation at Comanche Memorial Hospital that makes the hospitalization of ill children more like home for them and their families. Please come out and join us in raising money for The Starlight Foundation. Cost per person: $ 5.00 Children 3 and under are free We will tone it down upon request. Any Questions Kay Armstrong 248-4206 Or Bonnie Witt 917-3476
Let the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra take you back to 16th century Brussels to witness Count Egmont's victory over oppression. In his Egmont Overture, Beethoven shares his high ideals of a world built upon individualism, tolerance, and liberty. Then, catch a glimpse of a different side of Beethoven in his Fourth Symphony. Filled with musical jokes, he reveals a rare, content period of his life. To end the evening, travel to icy Norway and let Edvard Grieg's music warm your heart as pianist Chu-Fang Huang captures the passion of his only piano concerto. Chu-Fang Huang, the evening's special guest artist, was a finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and is making her second appearance in Wichita Falls. Spend a delightful evening with a remarkable orchestra on November 8, 2008 at 8:00 in Memorial Auditorium. Come and see where the music will take you. For more information and ticket prices, please call the symphony office at 940.723.6202 or visit us online at www.wfso.org.
The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is now accepting walk-ins for the flu shot. Flu shots will be given Monday thru Friday from 8am-3:30pm with an exception for school-aged children who will be accepted until 4:30 pm. Flu and Pneumonia shots are covered for most recipients of Medicare and for high-risk individuals on Medicaid. Flu shots will be $5, $10 or $15 and pneumonia shots range from $5-$40 based on family size and income. A prescription will be required for anyone under the age of 65 requesting the pneumonia vaccine or anyone requesting to be revaccinated. A prescription is also required for any pregnant woman requesting a flu shot. Additional opportunities will be on October 16, 21, and 23 when walk-ins will be accepted until 6:30 pm. The Health District is located at 1700 Third Street in Wichita Falls. Please call Mistie Coovert, R.N. at 761-7841 if you have any questions.
Equine Therapy - "Fly Without Wings" Fall fundraiser. October 18, 5pm. Attendees will enjoy live music, choice of BBQ Dinner - $8.50 or hot dog/hamburger dinner - $4.50. Door prizes, live auction, raffle for Suzuki 400 4x4. Raffle tickets $5 ea. or five for $20. For more information, visit www.fly-withoutwings.org
CU ROTC Poker Run - Lower parking lot Cameron Stadium, 9am-5pm (last bike out 10.30am, last bike in 2.30pm.) $10 per person ($5 extra hand draw). $1 per raffle ticket. Shirts given on first come first served basis. Prizes for best poker hand, worst poker hand.
Holy City of the Wichitas work day - Coffee and donuts provided from 8-9am. Lunch from 12.30-1.30pm. The Holy City is doing minor construction and major clean up. They need rakes, weed eaters, battery powered tools, hedge clippers, trimmers, and manpower. If you want to help, contact Frank Tucker at 580-429-3361. Saturday, Oct. 18
Food and Clothing Giveaway - sponsored by Agape Faith Worship Center, event located at Sanders Heights Apartments, 2403 Jessie L. Davenport in Lawton. Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 2pm. Registration begnins at 1.30.
Afghan official says at least three security personnel have been killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province.
The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.
American-born Bjorn Krupp and Canadian-born Brooks Macek don't feel at all conflicted about playing for Germany at the Olympics.
AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.
Nanette Fabray, the vivacious, award-winning star of Broadway musicals, films and TV shows, has died at age 97.