Chamber banquet

An annual banquet by the PV Chamber of Commerce is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Bosa Community Center. Go online or call the chamber office for more information.

Farmers market

The new season for the Pauls Valley Farmers Market opens May 4. Regular times are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the train depot pavilion in downtown PV.

PV Opry

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 has pushed the next one to April 13.

Toy museum

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.

Easter eggs

The PV Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt for kids starting at 11 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 20 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds. Food and activities will begin around 10 a.m.

Food pantry

The Samaritans of PV food pantry in Wacker Park will have an open house from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18.

Whitebead sign-up

Whitebead School pre-enroll students for the next school year at 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22 for last names A-G, April 23 for last names H-M and April 25 for last names N-Z. Students wishing to attend Whitebead School as a transfer student are welcome to apply. Contact the school at 405-238-3021 for more.

Garden fest

The 3rd annual Garvin County Garden Fest with demonstrations and presentations on numerous horticulture topics from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Garvin County Fairgrounds in PV.

Veterans Affairs

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 April 23.

Retired educators

The Garvin County Retired Educators will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the PV Chamber of Commerce, 112 E. Paul. Tom Whitaker is the featured speaker.

School art

The art of high school and junior high students in PV will be on display during a show from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the PV Arts and Cultural Center, Paul and Walnut. The show is sponsored by the PV Arts Council.

Prayer event

A national Day of Prayer event in Pauls Valley is scheduled to start at noon Thursday, May 2 on the Garvin County Courthouse lawn. An alternate site in case of rain is the First United Methodist Church.

Paoli 'boil'

Raising money to help Paoli students, the first “Shrimp Boil” is at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Paoli school cafeteria. The event features all-you-can-eat shrimp, cajun sausage, corn, potatoes, dessert and drinks. Tickets are $30 per person or $250 for a corporate table with 10 tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door on the day of the event. Call 405-484-7336 for more information.

Katie center

The Katie Community Center will host a yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. Proceeds are to help with expenses and maintenance of the center. For donations to the yard sale, call Jeannie at 580-788-2145.

Church singing

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 April 20.

Health classes

The PV Public Library will continue free classes on diet and gardening from 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.

Art show

Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Center is preparing for its third annual art show and contest sponsored by the PV Arts Council. Call 405-238-7311.

Legion post

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, May 9. All local veterans are invited to attend. Contact American Legion District 5 Commander Dale Haynes at 405-823-9051 for more.

Kiwanis Club

The Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club now meets monthly at noon the first Wednesday of the month at The Vault Art Space and Gathering Place, 111 E. Paul. The next meeting is May 1.

Rotary Club

The Pauls Valley Rotary Club now meets weekly at noon Friday at Christian Life Church, 820 S. Walnut.

Democratic Party

The Garvin County Democratic Party meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. The next one is May 4 at the Reynolds Recreation Center in PV.

Republican Party

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 May 13. Call 405-740-5131.

Antioch lunch

The next First Tuesday lunch at the Antioch School/Senior Center will be at noon May 7. There is no charge but desserts are appreciated.

Pet clinic

The next sign up for a monthly spay and neuter clinic for dogs and cats is at 10 a.m. May 1 at the PV Animal Shelter. Sign up is normally the first business day of the month. Call 405-238-1303 for more.

Pet pantry

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 May 14.. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.

The Gathering

The PV Ministerial Alliance holds a 5th Sunday “Gathering,” a time for churches to come together for prayer, at a local church to be announced. The next one is scheduled for June.

Flea market

Crossroads Church in PV is now hosting a flea market every Saturday. Proceeds 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.

Free compost

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.

Horse rescues

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.

Food pantry

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.

English classes

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.

Senior classes

Big Five Community Services is offering a free “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance” class from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the senior citizen center in PV. Call 888-439-5331 for more.

A free one-hour tai chi class is now at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the senior citizen center in Elmore City For more call 580-788-2078

Lego Club

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.

AA meetings

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.

Narcotics Anonymous

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.

Weight watchers

The Weight Watchers of PV meet weekly at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Reynolds Recreation Center.

Masonic Lodge

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.

Cemetery help

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.

Flag disposal

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.

Drop boxes

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).

PV Samaritans

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.

Address markers

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.

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