The Paws Valley Dog Park in Wacker Park is planning a “Caffeine and Canines” event with free coffee, dog behavior classes and animal adoptions from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30.
Garvin County Cooperative Extension Service will host a multi-county alfalfa program starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds in Pauls Valley. Call 405-238-6681 or email email@example.com by March 21.
Wild hog hunt
The Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a spring wild hog hunt March 29-30. The fee is $150 for a two-man team and $50 for an additional helper. Early registration goes through Thursday, March 28 by calling the chamber office, 405-238-6491. Walk-up registration is 5 to 8 p.m. March 29 at Reavis Drug in PV. Other sponsors are Discount Guns and United Ag & Turf.
The Full Gospel Church of Pauls Valley, 308 S. Pine, hosts a monthly open mic gospel singing the third Saturday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. The next one is March 16.
Fair Oak Pentecostal Church east of Elmore City at SH 29 and Airline Road will host a special speaker, Brent Wilson and family from Purcell, at both 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17.
A free tai chi class at the senior citizen center in Elmore City is getting started March 20. The one-hour classes are at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon for 12 weeks. For more call 580-788-2078.
Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Center is preparing for its third annual art show and contest sponsored by the PV Arts Council. There is no cost as the submission deadline is May 2. For a list of locations or more information, call 405-238-7311.
Dorothy Alexander and Ken Hada are scheduled to read their own poems at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the PV Public Library. The event is hosted by the Pauls Valley Friends of the Library.
The PV Arts Council is again sponsoring a Fifth Friday Artwalk in the downtown area starting at 5:55 p.m. March 29.
Darrell Riley of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is scheduled to be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the PV Public Library. Sessions are meant to help veterans with claims and services. The next one is March 26.
The next First Tuesday lunch at the Antioch School/Senior Center will be at noon April 2. There is no charge but desserts are appreciated.
The next sign up for a monthly spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats is at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1 at the PV Animal Shelter. Sign up is normally the first business day of the month. Call 405-238-1303 for more.
Pre-kindergarten pre-enrollment at Jefferson Early Learning Center is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 4. Students must be at least 4 by Sept. 1, 2019. They need to bring social security number, official birth certificate and current immunization record.
Elmore City-Pernell Elementary is holding pre-kindergarten enrollment on April 8 and April 15. Students must at least 4 by Sept. 1, 2019. Parents will be asked to sign up for a specific time to bring in their child for enrollment and a school readiness assessment. Pick up enrollment packets and sign up before April 8. Bring the child's birth certificate, social security card, updated shot records, proof of residence with a utility bill and CDIB card if applicable.
Crossroads Church in PV will begin hosting a flea market every Saturday starting in April. Proceeds will go to help church youth. The set up fee is $10 as restrooms will be available. The church is half a mile west of I-35 on SH 19. Call Kenny at 405-207-4809 for more.
The PV Opry is normally offered at 6:30 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the PV High School auditorium. A scheduling conflict will push the next one to April 13.
Veterans interested in starting a local American Legion post in Pauls Valley can meet at the Nora Sparks Warren Memorial Library, 210 N. Willow, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. All local veterans are invited to attend. Contact American Legion District 5 Commander Dale Haynes at 405-823-9051 for more.
Hosted by the PV Public Library, a one-book lecture on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton will be at 6 p.m. April 11. Leading the discussion is ECU professor Ken Hada.
The Chickasaw Senior Nutrition Site in PV, 109 N. Indian Meridian, will hold a benefit Indian taco sale from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. A bake sale is at 9 a.m. Call 207-9034.
Free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are continuing twice weekly at the PV Public Library. Classes are at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Contact the library for more.
Free piles of compost and mulch are now available to the public at the Pauls Valley Recycling Center on South Walnut. Anyone interested is responsible for hauling away the materials.
The nonprofit Makur Farms Equine Sanctuary at a farm near Elmore City now has a GoFundMe page online accepting donations to help with the care of horses taken in as a rescue. The goal is to raise $25,000.
The First Baptist Church in PV offers a weekly food pantry for emergency assistance to PV residents in need. New times are from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
No-cost flu shots are now available at the Garvin County Health Department in PV. The public is asked to call 405-238-7346 first and make an appointment.
A Lego Club for ages seven and up has returned during school days from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the PV Public Library. The club now includes board and card games, crafts and other activities.
The city library also has an after school snack program for ages 18 and younger from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. every school day.
The Garvin County Democratic Party meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. The next one is April 6 at the Reynolds Recreation Center in PV.
The Garvin County Republican Party holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christian Life Church in PV, 820 S. Walnut. The next one is April 8. Call 405-740-5131.
The Toy and Action Figure Museum in PV will feature free admission every second Sunday of the month, typically 1 to 5 p.m., as a way of thanking the community for its support. The next one is April 14.
A P.A.W.S. food pantry for dogs and cats is available at PV's animal shelter from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. The next one is April 9. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.
The PV Public Library will resume free classes on diet and gardening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30, 9 to 11 a.m. April 27 and 9 to 11 a.m. May 25. A smaller version for kids will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoons from April 4 to May 9.
AA meetings in Pauls Valley are now at 8 p.m. Sunday nights, which includes an open discussion at the PV Public Library, 210 N. Willow, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights it's closed Big Book at First Christian Church, 300 N. Ash. The same church also hosts a closed session at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. For more information call Sharon at 405-238-3507 or Eddie at 405-238-4273.
A Narcotics Anonymous group in Wynnewood called “A Simple Way” meets at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 103 N. Dean A. McGee. Call Freddie at 580-467-4309 for more.
Pauls Valley TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets weekly at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the First Church of God in PV, 414 N. Chickasaw. Visitors are always welcome. For more, call 405-238-0068 and ask for Lorraine.
The Weight Watchers of PV meet weekly at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Recreation Center.
Members of the PV Masonic Lodge #6 meet for dinner at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the lodge, 101 Mason Lane.
Anyone interested in helping with the care of Klondike Cemetery can send donations to Klondike Cemetery Funds, 22991 N. CR 3220, Pauls Valley, OK 73075-9399.
A container for the proper retirement of old flags is now available to the public in the lobby of the Pauls Valley Police Department, 400 W. Paul.
In Garvin County there are five collection boxes always available to dispose of old and unused prescription drugs — the Garvin County Courthouse, PV Police Department (400 W. Paul), the 911 Center (225 W. McClure), Chickasaw Nation senior center (109 N. Indian Meridian in PV) and Lindsay Police Department (101 E. Kiowa).
Regular hours for the PV Samaritans food pantry in the old NYA Building in Wacker Park are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and the last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To help Garvin County first-responders and 4-H, reflective mailbox address markers are now available to residents for $15. Contact the OSU Extension office or call 405-238-6681.
Coats for Kids
PV parents in need of a coat for their child should contact their school. To donate coats to the Coats for Kids program, call Linda Dutton at 405-926-7442.
To sign up for emergency text alerts in Garvin County type in the mascot for schools in the county to 888777. You can be notified up to five communities in the county. Alerts will come from the county 911 dispatch center.