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Lawton City Ballet (LCB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to dance education, training and performance.  They are currently offering several class time slots for 'Ladies of a Certain Age at the Barre,' a beginning-level class for women:  Tuesdays from 7-8pm; Wednesdays from 6-7pm, and Thursday mornings from 9-10am. Ballet is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape while improving strength, flexibility and balance.  LCB also offers 'Mommy and Me' classes for two and three year-olds as well as 'Tiny Tots,' Pre-Ballet, and beginning thru advanced level ballet classes. And now, LCB offers morning classes for home-school groups. For complete information on available classes, schedules and fees please call (580) 357-2700 or email lcballet@hotmail.com

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions in the arts and/or humanities in Lawton and the surrounding cities? Perhaps it is an "unsung" arts and/or humanities angel who has contributed to the quality of life in Comanche County.  The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council (LAHC) are accepting nominations for the 2008 Cultural Awards.  These awards honor artists, educators, businesses/organizations, and citizens who have made a difference in our community.  The first person to accept the award in 1971 was Mrs. Roma Clift Montgomery.  Her selfless acts in supporting the arts, humanities, artists, educators, and students are legendary.  The Citizen of the Arts and the Citizen of the Humanities awards have been renamed in her honor.

The six nominee categories are:

Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Arts

Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Humanities

Educator in the Arts

Educator in the Humanities

Business/Organization in the Arts and Humanities

Artist of the Year

The awards will be given at the "2009 Arts for All" luncheon.  Any individual or organization may submit nominations for the six categories.  The deadline is November 14, 2008.  Nomination forms are online at  www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/lahc/LAHCAwards.htm.  They can also be picked up at the Arts and Humanities Office located at 801 NW Ferris or the City of Lawton's Welcome Center located in the Museum of the Great Plains.  For more information, contact the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470/581-3471 or visit www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/lahc/index.htm .

Cameron University's Lawton campus will be filled with the sights, sounds and tastes of global culture on Friday, October 24 for a Diversity Day celebration. The event, which takes place at Cameron Park (south of the Student Activities Building), kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a special ceremony by a group of Buffalo Soldier re-enactors. Campus organizations including the Ebony Society, International Club, Latin Alliance, Cameron American Indian Association, Asian Club and Students of the Caribbean Alliance will present performances and share food samples from their cultures.  "Diversity Day is a great celebration of the rich cultures represented by students on our campus," says Cathy Billings, Student Development Specialist.  "With this annual celebration of Diversity Day, we want to encourage understanding and respect and to promote unity among people and cultures as well as educate others through experiences." At 3:30 p.m., the Students of the Caribbean Alliance will host the SOCArnival 2008 to conclude the celebration. The SOCArnival includes a parade, food festival, and plenty of music and dancing in the park.

Southwest OK. Ghosthunters Fundraiser for New Directions Women's Shelter.  Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 am-4:30 pm  2701 NW Sheridan Road.  Also collecting pencils, trick or treat candy for shelter's kids. Make checks payable to New Directions

Sign up for the The Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry and the Official Sponsor the "Comanche Nation's" first ever Golf Tournament Monday, October 27, 2008 at Fort Sill Golf Club located at 1275 Quinette Rd., Fort Sill.  "We are excited about having our first golf tournament and we would like all our die hard golfers to come and enjoy a fun competitive afternoon of golf," stated VP Aso Pogi, " and we are welcoming all while there are spots available."  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp. There will be door prizes, money prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, a longest drive contest and mulligans will be available.   Half of the proceeds will go to a non-profit organization and the other half will go to funding basketball operations.  We encourage all that love the game of golf to come out or you also have the option to be a tournament sponsor.  For more information regarding the tournament and for registration forms check us out on our webpage at www.lfscavs.com or call the office at 580.353.2287 (CAVS)

Medicine Park Marauders, an old fashioned medicine show and sing-along.  Saturday, October 25, 2.30pm.  Brookridge Retirement Village, 7802 Quanah Parker Trailway.

Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble, Sunday, October 26 at 2pm in the Houston Theater at the City of Stillwater Community Center.  FREE to all ages.  18 piece big band playing swing, bebop, modern jazz, vocal selections, and music of this great nation.  For more information call 405-533-8433.

Blue Moon - The Big Broadcast - Radio Show featuring The Shadow, The Lone Ranger Arsenic & Old Lace Oct. 24, 25 & 31, Nov. 1 Blue Moon Production will once again produce a reenactment of old time radio shows. The theater will be set up like a radio studio during the golden age of radio. We will go live into the living rooms across American while you, the studio audience, watch the actors and sound effects technicians. The Shadows: The Death Triangle was originally broadcast on Dec. 12, 1947, featuring Orson Wells & Agnes Moorehead. The Lone Ranger's "The Imposter" was performed in 1941. Arsenic & Old Lace was performed by the Screen Guild Players on Nov. 25, 1946 starring Boris Karloff & Eddie Albert. Family friendly.

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 itâ€TMs 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.

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 3rd Annual Quilter's Day Quilt Show will take place in Frederick, Oklahoma, from 9am until 3pm on Saturday, October 25, 2008. This one-day event will be hosted in the Barn, Church, & School buildings at the Pioneer Townsite, on the west side of the Tillman County Courthouse, in downtown Frederick. It will be free of charge for both exhibitors and observers. Exhibitors should plan to stay with their quilt item while it is on display, or have a designated attendant to represent them. This is a social event solely for the purpose of allowing quilters to interact in a pleasant setting. There will be no judging of items, no awards, and no commercial sales of quilting or sewing items at the event. Beginning at 9am, bring in your quilt, quilt top, quilt block, or quilt panel for display, and receive a free* Fat Quarter (* limited to the first 40 exhibitors). Meet and visit with other Quilters from the surrounding area and enjoy the day viewing & talking quilts until 3pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Other Pioneer Townsite historical buildings will also be open. The event is being sponsored by ThayerRags Fabric Center of Frederick. Volunteers wishing to assist with the event are invited to contact CD or Marlene Thayer at ThayerRags Fabric Center, 580-335-3380.

The Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its 4th annual Lucy Park Halloween on Saturday, October 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event is a family-oriented Halloween Carnival with activities for children of all ages: free costume contest and parade, face painting, moonwalk, cake walk, clinko, Wheel of Fortune, and lots others! Everyone is invited to dress up in their favorite costume to enjoy the free costume contest and parade sponsored by KNIN radio. Registration will be held from 4:30 to 5:00 pm at the Lucy Park Log Cabin. The Parade and judging will be from 5:00 til 5:45 pm with 13 awards being presented by the KNIN on-air personalities. The "Great Pumpkin" decorating contest will be from 6:00 til 6:45 pm for ages 10 and under, boys and girls, with 3 divisions. There will be 1st and 2nd place awards in each division. Some of the activities are free, and some require tickets that can be bought at the event. There will also be a food and drink concession available. For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation office at 761-7490.

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