1 Tulsa-based western music duo A Little Farther West will perform a breakfast benefit show at 8 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Ardmore.
The group’s appearance is part of a month-long celebration of western star Gene Autry’s 110th birthday and a “Flapjack Fundraiser” to benefit the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum.
Museum Director Leslie Fisher said, “This is our second event in conjunction with Applebee’s and the first to feature live music. A Little Farther West appeared as opening act in concert with the Sons of the Pioneers at the museum’s Cowboy Way Fest in May and have been ardent supporters of our facility.”
2 On Tuesday, the Champion Public Library begins its free Tai Chi classes. The classes take place each week on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Adults 60 years and older can participate in these hour long classes which will continue through Dec. 7.
Tai Chi promotes many health and fitness benefits including increasing balance, muscle strength, and relieving stress. Participants will learn ways to improve overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.
Pre-registration can be made by calling (888) 439-5331 or by calling Champion Public Library at (580) 223-3164.
3 Usher in the new season during the Fall Festival Saturday, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.
Festivities include cultural and language demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, food arbors and stomp dance demonstrations.
“Spooky Tales” will take place at 9 p.m. in the Anoli’ Theater Amphitheater. Traditional Chickasaw storytellers will share haunted tales and ghostly stories.
For questions, call (580) 622-7130 or visit www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.
4 The quest to win the Democratic primary nomination for the 2018 Oklahoma governor’s race kicks off Tuesday when top candidates meet at the Ardmore Convention Center for an event local party leaders are billing The Great Debate.
Attorney Fred Collins, nationally recognized debate coach and judge, will moderate the event. He will be selecting questions submitted prior to the event to the Carter County Party’s Facebook page from the subject areas of education, the environment, core services, state budget issues, health care and judicial reform.
The candidates will hear the questions for the first time on stage and will be given two minutes to offer an answer to each of the six rounds. The program will end with a final two-minute wrap-up by each candidate. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for attendees to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event will begin at approximately 6:30. Tickets may be purchased for $5 at www.actblue.com/donate/demtownhall. Debate questions must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday to https://www.facebook.com/cartercountydemocrats/.
5 The Naomi House and Broadway House will kick off its “Let’s Make a Deal” United Way of South Central Oklahoma fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Goddard Center. The “live studio audience” members are highly encouraged to dress up in their best ‘70s look. Guests can win door prizes as well, and there will be a silent auction in the back of the Goddard Center at the end of the show.
Prizes range from gym memberships and free tanning to Caribbean cruises and jewelry. There will also be a $5 photo booth at the event. Tickets are $25. Call 580-371-1427 to purchase tickets.