Community Blood Drive

The Elgin Community is hosting a blood drive on Saturday March 3rd from 12PM to 4PM. The blood drive will be located in the Fine Arts Center (712 J St, Elgin, OK 73538). Every two seconds, someone needs blood, yet less than ten percent of those eligible to give blood do it. One blood donation can save up to three peoples’ lives.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to give blood  please contact Tiffany Ortiz at 580-483-9218.

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Spectacular Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser

The High School Band Council will be hosting a Spectacular Spaghetti Supper. The meal will includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, drink and dessert. There will also be live entertainment provided by various Pride of Elgin Band students! Tickets prices are as follows for pre-pay tickets a ticket for one person is $10 for 2 or more people the cost it $9. Tickets at the door will be $12 each. The event is Thursday, February 15th from 6 to 8 PM. It is located in the High School Cafeteria (280 K St,Elgin, Oklahoma 73538), Come join for a great evening of food, and music.

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Parts of Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Closed

It could have been a perfect day out at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. That perfect day turned sour for many on Saturday. The Visitor’s Center was closed and the gates to drive upto Mount Scott were locked. Numerous cars pulled up to the visitor’s center and then having to turn around realizing it was closed. Some areas at the refuge were open, while others such as Mount Scott’s gates to drive up the mountain were closed. Which forced people to park their cars at the bottom and walk the whole way up the mountain. Friends of the Wichitas posted to their Facebook page on Friday to tell visitors to the refuge to use caution, because volunteers will not be at the refuge to help guide visitors. Parts of the refuge closing was due to the government shutdown that recently occured. The refuge is still open to the public, but no government facilities will be open. Those parts of the refuge will remain closed until further notice.

Information Credit: http://www.kswo.com/story/37311662/parts-of-wichita-mtns-wildlife-refuge-closed

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Archery Class

A great way to increase focus, self-discipline and awareness is archery. Why not learn how to shoot a bow and arrow? All necessary equipment will be supplied. Authorized Family and MWR patrons 13+ are welcome to sign up. Don’t forget to bring water, a snack and bug spray for the morning of fun at LETRA from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday January 27, 2018. Please wear athletic or outdoor clothing and close-toed shoes. The cost of the event is $15 per person. Space is limited head to the Outdoor Adventure today to reserve your spot today! The Outdoor Adventure Center is located at 2503 Ringgold Road. The event is located at 6218 Adams Hill Road, Fort Sill, OK. For more information, call (580) 442-3575.

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Elgin Bands Need Your Help

The Elgin Bands need your help to get a new set of chimes to help both the middle school and high school percussion students get this necessary and commonly used percussion instrument. This band program consists of approximately 250 students in grades 5th through 12th. This program also servers a vital role in the school and community through music education. With our continued growth as a school and band program, the needs of the band grow by the day. They have two band room that see over 250 students each day come through the doors to participate in instrumental music education. The use of quality instruments not only creates a quality music performance, but it gives students an accurate representation of their performing abilities. Currently the band only has one very old set of chimes that is showing its age. You can donate money to the cause at https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chime-in-to-pride/3016208/?challengeid=20693092.

Information credit: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/chime-in-to-pride/3016208/?challengeid=20693092

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Did You Get a Telescope for Christmas?

Do you have a telescope you got over the holidays or have one and don’t know hot to properly use it?  Science Museum Oklahoma can help if you don’t know how to use your telescope.  The event is on January 20th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Meet at the Kirkpatrick Planetarium at SMO.  The planetarium staff and volunteers will be available to help out to better learn how to properly use a telescope.  The event is free with general admission and is come-and-go.  Science Museum Oklahoma is located at 2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111.  Find more out about the event at https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/news/come-and-go-telescope-lessons-offered-jan-20-at-science-museum-oklahoma.

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Gallery Opening at Science Museum Oklahoma

Join Science Museum Oklahoma to celebrate the opening of “Decomposition: Discovering the Beauty and Magnificence of Fungi”.  See how the world’s premier decomposition artists work to release life’s essential building blocks and create a host of unique chemicals, foods, and medicines.  Explore the science and artistry of the fungal kingdom found in petri plates to mushrooms.

The event is free and open to the public.

The gallery was developed in partnership with the OU Natural Products Discovery Group.  Explore the uses, benefits, and beauty of fungi through numerous fungal samples, live decomposition displays, and a journey into the research of the OU NPDG and its Citizen Science Soil Collection Program.

The Event is on Friday, January 12th, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.  It is located at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111).

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