The 15th annual Cowboy Ball will be held on Friday, May 1 at the Busy Bee Arena from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Money raised from the event will go towards the Peachtree Landing. For ticket information call 762-3208 or 762-3434.
Northern Oklahoma College presents the 20th annual Gala Sunday, May 3 on the Tonkawa campus. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Gala tickets may be purchased in person or via telephone from the Office of Development and Community Relations, Vineyard Library-Administration Building, 580.628.6214. Reservations will not be accepted through voicemail or email. Tickets are $10 each and are limited to four per person. Tickets for children under five years old are discouraged. All tickets are general admission and are nonrefundable.
Legislators Sen. Eddie Fields, Rep. Steve Vaughan and Rep. John Pfeiffer will speak at the Ponca Politics Forum at noon Friday in the Commissioner’s room at City Hall. They will each speak for 10 minutes and then answer questions written on index cards. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this event sponsored by the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce.
A workshop on Victorian hat making will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pioneer Woman Museum. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies. Reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 765-6108.
Unveiling ceremonies were held April 22, 1930 at the Pioneer Woman Statue. Today marks the 85th celebration. President Herbert Hoover gave a brief radio address from Washington, D.C. as did Colonel Patrick J. Hurley, a native Oklahoman, then Secretary of War. Will Rogers also spoke. A celebration will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. to celebrate the 85th birthday. Birthday cake will be served.
“Fraud and Scams: Critical Things You Need to Know” will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at the Renfro Event Center at Hospice of North Central Oklahoma at 445 Fairview. Seating will be limited for this free program.
The deadline to pre-register for the Kaw Lake Kids Focus on Fishing has been extended to Thursday, April 23. Entry forms may be picked up and turned in to the Kaw Lake Association office, 3517 Lake Rd., Ponca City; Eastman National Bank (Mary Austin) in Newkirk, Kaw City Hall or Jo-Bi’s One Stop in Kaw City or Bubba’s Outdoor Sports, 513 W. Doolin in Blackwell. This event is for children ages five to 12 and will be held Saturday, May 9 at Pioneer Cove just east of Kaw City on Kaw Lake.