Entries for the Arts and Entertainment calendar should be submitted by noon Wednesdays to: The Lawton Constitution, The Beat Desk, 102 SW 3rd St., Lawton, OK 73501, email styles@swoknews.com or fax to 585-5140. Phone 585-5145 during business hours.

VERITABLE POTPOURRI

Guided walk in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, led by Sarah Wright, 10 a.m. Tuesday, beginning at The Riverside Cafe, 180 E. Lake, Medicine Park. Free.

String Theory and the Ultimate Laws of Nature, by University of Oklahoma professor Howie Baer, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Medicine Park Event Center, 19001 Oklahoma 49, Medicine Park. Free. https://www.nhn.ou.edu/people.baer.

Mountain Bike Club of the Wichitas weekly mountain bike rides, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Saturday, starting in downtown Medicine Park.

Geology of the Wichitas, by Helen Riley, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Medicine Park Events Center, 19001 Oklahoma 49, Medicine Park. Free. Facebook: Friends of the Wichitas.

Artist Circle, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, The Art Center, 1701 NW Ferris, by the Lawton-Fort Sill Art Council. Free and open to artists, but call 695-2981 to attend. Facebook: Lawton-Fort Sill Art Council.

A Brief History of Comanches and Quanah Parker, 10 a.m. Friday, Comanche Shirt Co., 148 E. Lake, Medicine Park. Presented by Mandy Parker, descendant of Quanah Parker. Free.

Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Animal Sciences building of Cameron University, Southwest 38th Street and Dr. Elsie Hamm Drive. lawtonfarmersmarket@yahoo.com.

Community feeding for the homeless and hungry, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Patterson Center, 4 NE Arlington. Free. 512-2287.

Red and White Sweetheart Ball, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Garden Inn, 135 NW 2nd. Tickets $25 per person, $40 per couple in advance; $30 per person and $50 per couple at the door. Facebook: Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry.

In Search of Chicken Hawks and Hoot Owls, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Hackberry Flat Center, southeast of Frederick. Free but reservations required by emailing melynda.hickman@odwc.ok.gov. Getting there from Frederick: 1 mile south on U.S. 183, 3 miles east on E1830, 6 miles south on N2240 to the center.

Coffee and Cars Saturday Night Lights, 7-9:30 p.m. second Saturdays, Cache Road Square, Northwest 38th Street and Cache Road.

BLACK HERITAGE MONTH

Soulful Story: Children of the Civil Rights, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Banquet Room of Lawton City Hall, Southwest 9th and C. Documentary film and discussions with participants of sit-ins in Lawton and Oklahoma City. Free. 581-3450.

African-American Heritage Month Teen Conference, 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Central Middle School, 1201 Fort Sill Blvd. and MacArthur Middle School, 510 NE 45th. Free. 357-8454.

Oklahoma Invitation Black Heritage Quiz Bowl, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex, Cameron University, 2800 W. Gore. Free. 574-7531.

THE SOUNDS OF MUSIC

Native Flute Concert by Myron Beeson, 2 p.m. Monday, Medicine Park Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Drive, Medicine Park. General admission $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, military, youth ages 6-12; $5 for children ages 3-5; free under age 3. 529-3601.

Conversations with the Maestro and pre-performance by soloists for Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Everybody Loves a Classic, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Leslie Powell Gallery, 620 SW D. Free. 531-5043.

Hammer dulcimer, by Jan Carroll, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mrs. Chadwick’s Bakery, 153 E. Lake, Medicine Park. Free.

JD Little Trio, piano, bass and saxophone trio led J.D. Little, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Riverside Cafe, 180 E. Lake, Medicine Park. Free.

Piano concert by Pat Shaughnessy, 2 p.m. Thursday, Medicine Park Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Drive, Medicine Park. General admission $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, military, youth ages 6-12; $5 for children ages 3-5; free under age 3. 529-3601.

Everyone Loves a Classic, by Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris. Tickets $10-$50, depending on seat. 531-5043.

Concert by Loren & Mark, 7:30 p.m Saturday, Medicine Park Music Hall, 140 E. Lake, Medicine Park. Tickets $30 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loren-and-mark-guitar-duo-tickets

Johnny Rodriguez, by Lion of Texas Entertainment, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Simmons Center, 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan. Tickets $25 to $45, depending on seat. lionoftexas.com.

ENTER STAGE RIGHT

The Princess Died Murder Mystery Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Fort Sill Patriot Club, 500 Upton Road, Fort Sill. Tickets $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 442-5300 or www.sill.armymwr.com.

FRAMES & PEDESTALS

Cameron University Sciences Complex Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, when CU is open, 2800 W. Gore. 581-2308.

Comanche Nation Tourism Center Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,410 S.E. Interstate 44, Unit A. 595-4937.

Waiting Room, by Fari Rahimi, and Patchwork, by Karyn Ortega, through Feb. 28, Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery, 620 SW D. Gallery open noon-4 p.m. weekdays. Free. 357-9526.

Building Buddies, kids-themed construction demonstration area, through March, Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children under age 13, $9 for military. 581-3460 or discovermgp.org.

Painted Ladies, Watercolors of Friendship, through Feb. 27, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for youth ages 5-17, free for those under age 5. 252-6692.

Artwork of Monica Raphael, through March 27, Southern Plains Indian Museum, 801 E. Central Blvd., Anadarko. Hours 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Free. (405) 247-6221.

CU Art Teaching Gallery, in the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex of Cameron University, 2800 W. Gore. Open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday when CU open. Free admission.

THE SILVER SCREEN

Magic Lantern Film Society of Cameron University Classic Film Series, 7:30 p.m., CETES Building, Room A, Cameron University, 2800 W. Gore. Friday: “Before Sunrise.” Free.

ON YOUR TOES

Free square dance lessons, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Western Hills Christian Church, Northwest 82nd Street and Cache Road. (918) 638-5037.

Night Fever Disco, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Apache Casino Hotel, 2315 E. Gore. $10 general admission; $20 VIP. 248-5905.

MEET OF THE MATTER

Southwest Pride Barbershop Chorus meeting & practice, for barbershop-style singers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1302 SW A.

Lawton Harmony Chorus Sweet Adelines meeting & practice, women’s a cappella harmony, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7110 W. Gore. Open to women who want to join the group. 536-3131.

International Festival Committee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, McMahon Memorial Auditorium Lobby, 801 NW Ferris. 581-3470.

Institute of the Great Plains monthly board meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris. 581-3460.

Birthright Lawton Inc. board meeting, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 5108 W. Gore, Suite #7. 248-3110.

— Compiled by Kim McConnell

kmcconnell@swoknews.com

FAMILY FUN

Outdoor Adventure Center, equipment rental, picnic area rentals and park rentals, 2502 Sheridan Road, Fort Sill. 355-8270.

Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area cabins, located on Fort Sill, reservations for three sizes, $65, $75 and $85, plus $10 for civilians. 442-5854.

Elmer Thomas Park & Lake Helen area, 6 a.m-11 p.m. seven days a week. Free. 501 NW Ferris. Fitness trail, disc golf course, fishing, prairie dog watching, duck feeding and children’s Playground in the Park. Pavilion rentals available. Lawton Parks and Recreation Department, 581-3400.

Greer Park, Northwest 38th Street and Meadowbrook. Tennis courts, disc golf, walking track and Kid’s Zone Playground. Lawton Parks and Recreation Department, 581-3400.

The Vito Baxter Puppy Promenade Dog Park, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. 7 days a week. Free. In field off West Lee Boulevard, one block east of Southwest 38th Street, behind McCoy’s Building Supply. 355-7729.

Lawton Skate Park, Monday-Friday, 3-5:30 p.m; Saturday 10 a.m.-posted time; Sunday 1 p.m.-posted time. Free. Located in lot at West Lee Boulevard and Southwest 38th Street, south of large softball complex. Lawton Parks and Recreation Department, 581-3400.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Tours of the Historic Mattie Beal Home, home built by Lawton pioneer family, noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 1006 SW 5th. Admission. Lawton Heritage Association, 678-3156.

Tours of Lawton and the area, rolling tour including Lawton, Wildlife Refuge, Medicine Park with one stop at the Refuge Welcome Center. 2 p.m. Thursday, $29 adult, free children 9 and under, Fort Sill grad free with adult ticket. Reservations by Tuesday. 250-4000.

Lawton: Old Lawton High Exhibit, early 20th century memorabilia of Lawton school, main hall & Archives Room, Lawton City Hall, 212 SW 9th. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 581-3301.

Lawton: Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 701 NW Ferris. Free. Open to the public. 353-0404, http://www.comanchenation.com.

Lawton: Museum of the Great Plains and Red River Trading Post, includes historic Tingley Indian Store collection, Allen Houser Hauzous sculpture, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation’s Great Plains Discovery Center Gallery, Terry K. Bell Exhibition Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, 601 NW Ferris. 581-3460. Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for children under age 13, $9 for military. discovermgp.org.

Fort Sill: National Historic Landmark and Museum, 36 historic 19th century buildings includes five museum exhibit galleries focusing on frontier Army, Native Americans, Fort Sill and local history, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 437 Quanah Road, Fort Sill. Free; donations appreciated. 442-5123 and sill-www.army.mil/Museum/FSNHLM/.

Fort Sill: U.S. Army Artillery Museum, 38,000 sq. ft. museum with 70 artillery pieces, uniforms, weapons and flags from 1775-present; Artillery Park outdoor exhibit area next to museum with 80 artillery pieces; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 238 Randolph Road, Fort Sill. Free; donations appreciated. 442-1819. sill-www.army.mil/FAMuseum.

Fort Sill: U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, buildings 1505 and 1506 at the corner of Randolph and Bateman Roads. (Enter Key Gate, turn right on Randolph Road), Fort Sill. Free; donations appreciated. 442-0424. sill-www.army.mil/adamuseum.\

Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center, 18412 Oklahoma 49, Medicine Park. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. General admission $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, military, youth ages 6-12; $5 for children ages 3-5; free under age 3. Special rates for groups; memberships. 529-3601.

Wichita Mountains: Wichita Mountains U.S. Wildlife Refuge and Visitor Center, plants and animals of the Southern Plains. Exit I-44 at Oklahoma 49, go west to the refuge gate. Free. Open sunup to sundown daily. Visitors Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 429-3222 or www.wichitamountains.fws.gov.

Wichita Mountains: Holy City of the Wichitas, site of the annual Easter Pageant; World Chapel with Irene Malcolm murals. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Closed Monday and Tuesday (except when a federal holiday falls on Monday). Exit I-44 at Oklahoma 49, go west to the refuge gate. Free. 429-0855.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Altus: Museum of the Western Prairie, chronicles the history of Southwest Oklahoma, from geologic uplifts and ancient seas to irrigated farming and Altus Air Force Base. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1100 Memorial Drive, Altus. Admission: $4 for adults; $3 for senior, military; $1 for students/children. (580) 482-1044.

Anadarko: Anadarko Heritage Museum (Rock Island depot), mixture of pioneer and Indian items and artifacts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, 301 E. Main, Anadarko. (405) 247-3240. Facebook page at Save the Anadarko Heritage Museum or webpage at www.anadarkoheritagemuseum.org.

Anadarko: Southern Plains Indian Museum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, U.S. 62, Anadarko. (405) 247-6221.

Apache: Apache Historical Society Museum, noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, national historic site filled with period clothing, books, medical equipment, Native American artifacts, 101 W. Evans, Apache. (580) 588-3392.

Clinton: Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, 2229 West Gary Blvd, Clinton. Seasonal schedule; call for hours. Admission. Children 5 and under, free. (580) 323-7866.

Cyril: Cyril Museum, history of town told with exhibits, Hwy. 277 & Main Street, Cyril. (580) 515-5815.

Duncan: Rock Island 905 Train Museum, Fuqua Park, U.S. 81 and Beech, Duncan. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or by group appointment. Winter hours (Nov. 1-Feb. 28): 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Free. (580) 606-0500.

Duncan: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibits look at great cattle trails of late 19th century, 1000 N. Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan. Tickets $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for youth ages 5-17, free for those under age 5. (580) 252-6692.

Duncan: Foreman Prairie House, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1918 home in the Frank Lloyd Wright style, 814 W. Oak, Duncan. (580) 251-0027 or www.theprairiehouse.com.

Duncan: Stephens County Historical Museum, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1402 W. Beech Ave., Fuqua Park, U.S. 81 & Beech, Duncan. Free. (580) 252-0717.

Faxon: The Eagles Nest, museum with memorabilia from the original school and town, Old City Hall, Faxon, 223 C Street. (580) 536-7036.

Frederick: Pioneer Townsite Museum, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 201 N. 9th St. Frederick. Free. (580) 335-5844.

Frederick: Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area, wetland & marsh, home to thousands of migrating birds, southeast of Frederick. (580) 335-5262.

Hobart: General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, 507 S. Main, Hobart. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Free admission. (580) 726-5900.

Marlow: Marlow Area Museum, 3rd floor, Marlow Mercantile Building, 127 W. Main, Marlow. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday. (580) 658-2212.

Marlow: The Opera House, monthly variety shows featuring best in bluegrass, gospel and country music & comedy, 127 W. Main, Marlow. (580) 658-2209.

Temple: Temple History Museum, Southwest Oklahoma’s newest community museum, featuring prehistoric artifacts, historical photographs, stories from its 1902 origins to boomtown days, 1:30-5 p.m. Saturdays & by appointment, 205 S. Commercial Ave, Temple. powgraz@pldi.net.

Walters: Cotton County Museum, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday or by a appointment. Community and cotton business artifacts, 116 N. Broadway, Walters. (580) 875-3335.

Waurika: Rock Island Depot & Public Library, 1912-built train station, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, 98 Meridian, Waurika. Rental opportunities available. (580) 228-2713.

Norman: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman. Admission. Free on first Monday of each month. (405) 325-3183.

OKC: 45th Infantry Museum, military history, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sundays, 2145 NE 36th St., Oklahoma City. Free. (405) 424-5313.

OKC: American Banjo Museum, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 E. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City. Admission. (405) 604-2793.

OKC: Oklahoma Heritage Center, including Oklahoma Hall of Fame exhibit, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1400 Classen Drive. Admission. (405) 235-4458.

OKC: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 415 Couch Dr. Admission. (405) 236-3100.

OKC: Science Museum Oklahoma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 2100 NE 52nd St. Admission; group rates available. (405) 602-3760.

OKC: Oklahoma History Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Admission. OHS members, free. (405) 522-5248.

OKC: Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 620 N. Harvey. Admission. (405) 235-3313.

— Compiled by Kim McConnell

kmcconnell@swoknews.com

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