The celebration of National Park Week will continue today at both the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Today’s events include a program at the center at 10 a.m. Also on tap are two films one at 1 p.m. in the CCC’s Anoli Theater, CCC, the other 2 p.m. in the Travertine Nature Center.
On Tuesday, the CCC will feature a horticulture tour at 11 a.m. and then visitors can travel to Veterans Lake at Chickasaw National Recreation Area for wildflower walk. Films will also be featured at both the CCC and CNRA. Wednesday the spotlight will be on the horticulture tour at 11 a.m. at the CCC and a film at 1 p.m.
Thursday the celebration will include a native drum demonstration by Preston Edgar, at 10 a.m. in the Travertine Nature Center, and a film at 1 p.m. in the CCC.
The Chisholm Trail Arts Council will present Pelican 212 in concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Simmons Center and Jack A Maurer Convention Center. The Pelican 212 is a band of brothers and sisters that honed their skills busking on the sidewalks of Nashville, New Orleans and Pensacola. The group were featured performers for President Trump’s Military Inaugural Ball in January.
Armed with trumpets, trombone, drums, keyboard, guitar and voices, this high energy family band delivers explosive renditions of Louisiana Soul. The band features 12-year-old trumpet playing twins Max and Kolbe Rees. Other siblings that make up the group include Angelle, Marie, Giovanni, Mollie and their oldest sister Katie, who helped teach many of her younger siblings how to play their instruments. Max and Kolbe were also recently featured on NBC’s Little Big Shots, with Steve Harvey, where the pair, wearing bespoke blue suits, performed the iconic song, "When the Saints Go Marching In.”
Tickets are adults $20, including two free children under 12 admissions; seniors and military are $15 and students are $10. The convention center is located at 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan.
High school sports fans won’t want to miss the District Slow Pitch Tournament Wednesday at Sulphur High School. Sulphur, Dickson, and Plainview teams will play each other in a double-elimination tournament for the right to advance to the regional tournament.
Dickson and Plainview will start the tournament at 11 a.m. with the winner meeting Sulphur.
The tournament will last just one day with all games taking place on Sulphur High School’s softball field.
The McSwain Theatre will feature the movie “Heaven Is For Real” at 7 p.m. Thursday. This film is based on the true story of Colton Burpo, the son of small-town businessman, pastor and volunteer firefighter Todd Burpo (Greg Kinnear) and his wife, Sonja (Kelly Reilly), who are struggling to make ends meet during a tough year. After their young son, Colton (Connor Corum), undergoes emergency surgery, Todd and Sonja are overjoyed at the child's miraculous recovery.
However, the Burpos are unprepared for what happens next – Colton says that he went to heaven and back, and tells his parents things that he couldn't possibly know. Colton’s family must then find the courage and conviction to share his extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
General admission is $3, senior citizens and children under 12 are $2; “Combo Deal” tickets which include admission, popcorn and a drink are $5.
The McSwain is located at 130 W. Main St. in Ada.
The Chorvettes Stageworks Company presents, “Red River Revue” a one night only show at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Southeastern’s New Theatre Building. The “Red River Revue” is a show billed as entertainment the whole family can enjoy. It will feature country favorites, such as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Seven Bridges Road,” and more. In addition to these country classics, “Red River Revue” will also feature throwbacks from the 1970’s, like Aerosmith’s “Dream On.”
The Chorvettes Stageworks Company includes students with all different majors. The group brings together students across Southeastern’s campus to share their love of the arts. Senior, and fourth-year Chorvette, Jarrett Self says, “This year we have more songs and a wider range of musical genres than in the past, which is very exciting. There will be something for everyone, from classical country to rock and roll. We have created an energetic, entertaining show that is high quality and family friendly.”
General admission is $10. For tickets, please visit the Visual and Performing Arts Center box office, or call (580) 745-2696.
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