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Things to do this weekend!

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

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

The Meaning of Reform, 1908 and 2008 by Michael Kazin, Shepler Ballroom, Noon. Free. Noted historian Michael Kazin, a professor of history at Georgetown University, will address some of the deeper political currents of the elections of 1908 and 2008. He is an expert in U.S. politics and social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries and is currently working on a history of the American left. His most recent book is "A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan." He is the recipient of numerous academic honors, including Guggenheim Fellowship; Senior Faculty Research Fellowship, Georgetown University; Research Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Fellowship for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities; Distinguished Lecturer in History and American Studies, Fulbright Program, Japan; John Adams Chair in American Studies, Distinguished Lectureship, Fulbright Program; and Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution). Lunch will be served prior to the presentation. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, call the School of Liberal Arts at 581-2491 at Cameron University in Lawton.

Rilla Askew book reading, Shepler Ballroom, 7 p.m. Free. Rilla Askew, award-winning novelist and Oklahoma native, will read selections from her critically acclaimed novels, which include "Harpsong" and "Fire In Beulah." Askew sets her work in the Sooner State, using Oklahoma as the canvas on which she depicts stories that are quintessentially American in nature and in which she explores the complex forces of race, class and societal opinion. Askew's first novel, "The Mercy Seat," received the Oklahoma Book Award and the Western Heritage Award in 1998. Her novel "Fire in Beulah," set during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the Myers Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Her latest novel, "Harpsong," received the Oklahoma Book Award and  the Western Heritage Award for Best Novel of 2008, at Cameron University in Lawton.

Bunraku Bay Japanese Puppet Theatre, University Theatre at Cameron University in Lawton, 8 p.m. Free. The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe features life-sized traditional Japanese puppets developed in the Meiji era, accompanied by a samisen player and a narrator. Sponsored by the Japanese Studies Program at the University of Missouri, the troupe is the only traditional Japanese puppet troupe active outside of Japan. The performers have been trained in Japan by artists from the 170-year-old Tonda Puppet Troupe and the Imada Puppet Troupe and Kuroda Puppet Troupe, both more than 300 years old. Under the direction of Professor Martin Holman, the troupe has performed in Japan and across the U.S., including venues in Florida, Virginia, New York, as well as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Lawton's Leslie Powell Gallery 13th Biennial "OKLAHOMA: Centerfold" juried art show. 41 works by 29 national artists. The theme reflects the idea that Oklahoma is a central part of the US. Lecture by juror Mark Masuoka, 5-6.30pm.

Come have a Cotton-Pick'n Good Time in Frederick! The Frederick Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with area experts in the cotton industry, and the Pioneer Townsite Museum will host a Cotton Festival on November 8th, 2008, from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Pioneer Heritage Townsite in downtown Frederick OK. Activities will include: Pioneer games for children, cotton crafts, cake walk, bingo, refreshments, Farm Equipment, Tractor and educational displays, door prizes, live entertainment, and tours of the Red River Cotton Gin and the Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Association Cotton Texoma Warehouse. The tours are free, and transportation will be provided. A new highlight of this years festival is the Little Miss Cotton Boll and Maid of Cotton Pageants. Come have a Cotton-Pick'n Good Time in Frederick! For more information, contact the Frederick Chamber of Commerce at 580-335-2126 or visit

6th Annual Health Fair - 10am-2pm. Owens Multipurpose Center, 1405 SW 11th Street in Lawton. Free refreshments. Screenings: diabetes/cholesterol, blood pressure, sickle cell anemia, hearing, and more. Flu shots upon availability. Call 580-248-4417 for more information.

Remember to Save a Life
Adopt a pet at the Fort Sill stray facility, call (580)442-3340.

PICK UP YOUR FREE TICKETS to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome!  Come see tomorrow's college and NFL stars at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Sat., Jan. 3. From Oct. 15 - Jan. 2 you can pick up a FREE general admission ticket to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at F&MWR, B. 4700 Mow-Way Rd. Must show Military or DoD I.D. In addition, discounted tickets are also available for family and friends! Be sure to learn about additional events happening in San Antonio, including the Army Strong Zone (Open Friday and Saturday), as well as travel packages Call 580-442-2025 for more information.

Outdoor Adventure Center - It's going to be a beautiful weekend ( weather, so why not rent a canoe, fishing pole, camper or outdoor games from the Outdoor Adventure Center located in the Recplex at 2502 Sheridan Road.  Call (580)355-8270,442-0930 for more information. 

Outdoor Adventure Center hours of operation:
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
Sat, 8am-12pm
Sun & Holidays, Closed

Outdoor Adventure Center Price List

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area (LETRA) - LETRA will be a great place for a picnic this weekend!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a game of mini golf on the newly renovated course.  Hike the surrounding hills and then log your steps on the CG's Challenge - Western Miles web log located at

Enjoy an early Thanksgiving at the Community Dinner this Friday, Nov. 7 at Patriot Club - Open to everyone!
The Community Membership Dinner will feature a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, Cornish game hen, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, turkey gravy, cucumber and tomato salad, Waldorf salad, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie and apple crisp. RSVP here or call 442-4120. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. The dinner is free to club members. Meal price for non-members is $15; and the cost for children 12 and under is $7. For more information, call 442-1005.

Join the NCO Academy and celebrate First Friday this Friday Nov. 7 at Patriot Club  
First Friday, at the Backbone Lounge, will be held Friday, Nov. 7. The November First Friday is hosted by the NCO Academy. The Budweiser girls will be at the event and patrons can play Wii Sports, Wii Fit, and Wii Aerosmith Guitar Hero. There will be food and Friday specials. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event is open to everyone. Free sodas are available for designated drivers. Free on-post cab service is available. For more information, call 442-1005.

CYS Services offers extended hours Nov. 7, weekend child care Nov. 15
Tincher Child Development Center and School Age Services offer extended hours Friday, Nov. 7 until 11 p.m. Weekend child care for both facilities is offered Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Youth Center is open every Friday until 11 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Central Registration at 442-3927.

Nye Library offers a free Saturday afternoon movie Nov. 15
Nye Library will offer a free movie and popcorn and beverages from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15. The November movie is "A Little Princess." For more information, call 442-3806.

The Impact Zone has Texas Hold'em poker this Friday. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m., the game starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 442-0355 during regular business hours.  You can also have dinner at the Java Café.  It is open Friday and Saturday nights and serves a full menu until close.

Get ready to join the CG's Challenge - Western Miles Community Fitness Walk, Nov. 25

The Lawton/Fort Sill Community will join Gen. Vangjel at the Fort Sill Federal Credit Union, 1:30 p.m. and join in a community fitness walk held in conjunction with the Fitkids Coalition of Southwest Oklahoma to help improve the health of Oklahomans and fight the battle against child obesity. Remember to log your steps on the

Customer Assessments is an annual computer survey for everyone who works, lives, or plays on Fort Sill. The purpose of the Customer Assessment is to assess the performance and importance of the services provided here at Fort Sill. The results of the survey enable the Garrison and Commanders to begin an action plan process to improve the programs and services based on the customer's feedback. Your voice counts use it! For more information call the Customer Service Officer (580)442-5851.

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