Events and Announcements | News from the town of Ponça

NEWS FROM THE MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

UPCOMING MEETINGS

MONDAY FEBRUARY 21

Working session of the Council of Commissioners City Hall, Salle de la Commission, 516 E. Grand, 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24

Historic Preservation Advisory Committee Town Hall Barnes Room, 516 E. Grand, 4:00 p.m.

NEWS FROM THE TOWN OF PONCA CITY AND THE PONCA CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25

Oklahoma Legislators Forum City Hall, Commission Chamber

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Speakers: RepresentativePfei ffer,RepresentativeLuttrell,SenatorColeman Ponca Politics will be rebroadcast for viewing via:

• The City of Ponca City webpage, http://www.poncacityok.gov/civicmedia

• A link to the City of Ponca City Facebook page, City of Ponca City, OK

• A link on the town of Ponca City’s Twitter, twitter @PoncaCityOKgov

NEWS FROM THE PONCA CITY SENIORS CENTER

MONDAY FEBRUARY 21

Exercise, 8:00 a.m.

Contract Bridge, 12:30 p.m.

Double deck, 12:30 p.m.

Senior dinner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, minestrone

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m.

Line dancing, 2 p.m.

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, New York Hot Dogs

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Exercise, 8:00 a.m. Pitch, 12:30 p.m.

Pitch, 12:30 p.m. Movie, 12:30 p.m.

Movie, 12:30 p.m.

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, meatloaf

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24

Exercise, 8:00 a.m.

Row at a time, 10:00 a.m.

Lunch & Learn, 11:30 a.m.

Art class, 1:30 p.m.

Line dancing, 2 p.m.

Senior Diner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, peach and pecan salad

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25

Exercise, 8:00 a.m.

Crafts, 10:00 a.m.

Blood Pressure Check, 10:00 a.m.

Senior dinner, 11:30 a.m., $3.00, spaghetti and meatballs

Contact: Natalie Elwood, Center Senior Program Specialist, 580-763-8051

PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS

OBEDIENCE AND AGILITY COURSES FOR DOGS

• Whether you have a new dog or a dog that might need a refresher in manners, this once-a-week basic dog obedience class is a great way to build a foundation of skills that will benefit you, to you and your dog. This class is for dogs 12 weeks or older.

• Classes are held every Saturday from March 19 to April 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Unity Gym.

• For ages 8 and up. Participants 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The cost of the course is $100.00.

• Register online until February 27 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION

• Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water-related emergencies with American Red Cross lifeguard training. This course is designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With this lifeguard training, you will learn how fast response times and effective preparation are essential to being a lifeguard while understanding the crucial elements to help prevent drownings and injuries.

• Course dates: March 5 and 6 (registration until March 2) or March 26 and 27 (registration until March 23).

• These are 2 day courses on Saturday and Sunday and meet from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm each day.

• For ages 15 and up. The cost is $150.00 per participant.

• Register online at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrecregistration

MARS MELEE TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE

• Go crazy and participate in a week-long Spring Break tournament challenge. Each day will feature a challenging new competition for your team of five to compete in Dodgeball, Flag Football, Wiffleball, and 3v3 Basketball. Teams can compete in a single tournament or push to become the tournament challenge champion by competing in all four.

• The dates are: March 14 – Dodgeball, March 15 – Flag Football, March 16 – Wiffleball, March 17 – Basketball 3v3. Tournaments start at 9:00 a.m.

• Age groups are 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Registration fee is $15.00 and event fee is $5.00 per event.

• Register online until March 1 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

1ST ANNUAL RECPLEX SHAMROCK RACE

• Join us for the first annual RecPlex Shamrock Race at the RecPlex! Gather your family, friends or colleagues to win the prize for the best group costume. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women in each 10 year age bracket. To ensure a jersey, registration must be completed by March 12.

• There will be a fun run, a 5k run and a 10k run on Saturday, March 26 at 8 am at the RecPlex outdoor walking track.

• Shamrock Fun Run is for all ages, and the cost is $15.00.

• Shamrock 5K Run is for ages 7 and up, and the cost is $30.00.

• Shamrock 10K Run is for ages 10 and up, and the cost is $45.00.

• Register online until March 26 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration

K9 OLYMPIC GAMES

• This event will give you and your dog the chance to compete for gold in a variety of competitions including sit, spin, down and agility. Rewards for first, second and third place as well as raffle prizes.

• This event will take place on Saturday April 30 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Unity Gym.

• For ages 8 and up. The cost is $75.00 per participant.

• Register online through March 27 at: www.poncacityok.gov/parksandrec-registration Contact: Eric Newell, Director of Parks and Recreation, 580-767-0430

LEW WENTZ GOLF COURSE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Senior Day: Those over 60 get an 18-hole golf cart for the price of 9 holes.

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY

Ladies’ day: ladies benefit from an 18-hole golf cart at the price of 9 holes.

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY

Drink Promotions: All drink prices are discounted, all day. Contact: Rod Alexander, Golf Professional, 580-767-0433

THE HOSPICE WILL OFFER A “RECOVERING AFTER LOSS” SUPPORT GROUP

Hospice of North Central Oklahoma will host a “Healing After Loss” support group and educational setting on Wednesdays, February 9 through March 16 from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the hospice office, 445 Fairview Ave.

The support group will provide a safe and supportive environment for understanding and coping with your grief.

RSVP requested. For more information, please contact Hospice, 580-762-9102

THE PONCA CITY LIBRARY TO ORGANIZE BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The Ponca Municipal Library has announced that it will host the book discussion program “Let’s talk about it!” The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding and support from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University. The theme for this semester is Plains Native American Writers.

During these programs, a book is distributed in advance to interested members of the community for reading. A specialist will come to present general information about the book, the author and the themes for the public and will help lead a discussion with those present. Book talks will be held on designated Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Library Programming Room.

March 24 – Fools Crow by James Welch April 14 – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan May 12 – Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich June. 9 – Thomas King’s Medicine River

Please register for programs in advance at the referral desk for planning purposes. A limited number of copies of Fools Crow are available from the Reference Desk.

Contact: Holly LaBossiere, Library Director, 580-767-0345

FOUR O’CLOCK GARDEN CLUB TO MEET

The Four O’Clock Garden Club will hold its February meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Cann Garden Home with hostesses Jacque Erner and Patty Gilliland.

Today’s speaker, Ponca City native, craftsman, and artist, Iris Garden Club member Betty Scott, will present a hands-on demonstration of “Polymer Flower Making.”

Betty Scott is the eldest of eight children, born and raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She graduated in 1966 from St. Mary’s Catholic School. After a successful 33-year career with Conoco Inc., Betty left Ponca City with her husband, Steve, to become an American diplomat, representing our nation for two years at the Embassy in Moscow, Russia, and three years at the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. , Malaysia.

Being inherently “community-minded” over the years, Betty served as president of the Ponca City Literacy Council and held several positions within what was formerly known as the Ponca City Art Association, including president, secretary, president of the Exhibition and Chair of Fine Arts. Festival. While in Russia, Betty spent a year teaching English at a Russian magnet school. During a year-long assignment in Washington DC, Betty achieved her “dream job” working as a zookeeper at the National Zoo.

Regardless of where she and her husband were assigned, she sought out and joined groups of fellow artists skilled in different crafts and mediums. Through these encounters, each artist taught each other and each acquired new skills and abilities that ultimately inspired their own work.

Betty is a talented and experienced artist working with several different mediums, including glass fusion. Betty launched her own label, “BJ’s Bling”, after returning to the United States, developing her own art line. While living in Las Vegas, she joined the Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild and served as its president for several years, while taking courses in ceramics and jewelry making at the College of Southern Nevada.

Betty enjoys teaching, having taught beadwork all over the world, art classes at a senior center in Las Vegas, as well as glass fusing and polymer clay creation classes.

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