Weekend Events Around Oklahoma


Thursday, August 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Or just want to get away for a day? Check out the following events happening this weekend around the Sooner state.

Friday, Aug. 18


FREEDOM -- Rodeo and Old Cowhand Reunion through Saturday, featuring a chuck wagon-style dinner, music and storytelling, art and craft show and other entertainment; Friday rodeo 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-midnight, John D. Rhodes Park. Information: 580-621-3276.

HOLDENVILLE -- Hughes County Free Fair. Information: 405-379-2746.

LAWTON -- Oklahoma Old Time War dance Celebration through Sunday, a tribute to the elders by recognizing the older dancers and their ability; Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.-midnight, Fort Sill Indian School ball field or gymnasium. Information 580-492-5492.

MUSKOGEE-- Castle Con -- Historical Games through Sunday, with thousands of hand-painted figures recreating great battles from history. Visitors given the option to watch or play. Information: 800-439-0658.

SHAWNEE -- Native American Ceramics exhibit featuring prehistoric to contemporary works from the museum's permanent collection through Nov. 19. Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 1900 W. MacArthur Dr.

Information: 405-878-5300.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Urban League Fun Festival through Saturday; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.- midnight, Washington Park, N.E. 4th and Martihe world's rarest and most peculiar plants and animals on display through Sept. 3, Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Information: 405-297-3995.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma County Free Fair through Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Fairgrounds.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Summer Shootout Barrel Racing through Sunday; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Sunday noon-5 p.m., Fairgrounds.

PONCA CITY -- 101 Wild West PRCA Rodeo continues through Saturday, 8 p.m., 101 Rodeo Arena, Prospect and Ash. Information: 800-475-4400.

SHAWNEE -- Native American Ceramics exhibit featuring prehistoric to contemporary works from the museum's permanent collection through Nov. 19. Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 1900 W. MacArthur Dr.

Information: 405-878-5300.

TAHLEQUAH -- Illinois River Balloon Fest through Saturday with balloon glow, arts and crafts, battle of the bands, tractor pull, aircraft displays and sky diving; Friday 4 p.m.-11p.m.; Saturday, 9a.m.-11p.m.; airport. Information: 918-456-3742.

TULSA -- Exhibit of "The Triumph of French Paintings: Masterpieces from Baltimore" tour of 58 French paintings from artists including Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse through Nov. 26, Philbrook Museum of Art. Information: 918-748-5320.


Saturday, Aug. 19

ARCADIA -- Annual Arcadia Lake Sweep with participants helping clean Arcadia Lake's parks and shoreline, 9 a.m.-noon, Spring Creek Park. Information 405-359-4570.

KINGFISHER -- Tatting Workshop open to beginners and all experience levels, 1 p.m.-4p.m., Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Ave. Information: 405-375-5176.

PONCA CITY -- 101 Ranch Old Timers Reunion and Collectors Meeting, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., 1500 S. 4th St. Information: 580-762-4532.

TECUMSEH -- Wild Fire Music Festival with all proceeds going to local fire departments, noon-10:30 p.m., Jude N' Jody Ranch, southwest of Tecumseh on Highway 102. Information: 405-631-1505.

TULSA -- Green County Paint Horse Show, 8 a.m., North Arena, Expo Square.

WISTER -- Gar Rodeo fishing tournament preregistration required, begins 7 a.m., Lake Wister State Park. Information: 918-655-7886.

Sunday, Aug. 20

MUSKOGEE-- Castle Con -- Historical Games concludes with thousands of hand-painted figures recreating great battles from history.

Visitors given the option to watch or play. Information: 80-439-0658.

TULSA -- Oklahoma Pinto Horse Show, 8 a.m., South Arena, Expo Square.