July 4th

Pauls Valley's July 4th “Spectacular” and Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest gets started around 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4 at Thompson Field and Wacker Park. An annual fireworks show for later in the evening.

Opry in Park

An Opry in the Park, free to the public, is at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at the bandshell in Wacker Park.

Summer fun

The Reynolds Recreation Center is again hosting the Xtreme Summer Fun program for children who have completed one year of school up through 18 years old. The program, complete with activities and snacks, is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 2. The theme for July 8-12 is Hero Week.

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 July 8. Call 405-207-4337 for more.

Democratic Party

A regular monthly meeting time for the Garvin County Democratic Party has been canceled because of the July 4th holiday. Normally meeting the first Saturday of the month, the next one is scheduled for 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Reynolds Recreation Center in PV.

Yoga classes

Blue Daisy Flowers and Gifts in Elmore City is continuing free yoga classes at 7:30 p.m. on the Tuesday nights of July 9, July 23 and July 30. Call the Blue Daisy shop at 580-788-2997 for more.

Farmers market

The Pauls Valley Farmers Market has now opened its third season. Regular times through the summer are 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the train depot pavilion in downtown PV.

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 July 14.

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 July 9. For information on receiving help or making donations to the effort, call the shelter.

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 July 20.

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 July 23.

Stratford post

American Legion Post 191 in Stratford is now raffling rifle to raise money to benefit senior citizens in Stratford and Byars. A drawing is set for August. For more information on tickets call Jim Korzan at 580-759-3066 or Jim Page at 580-759-2166.

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.

Senior class

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

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.

Rotary Club

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

AA meetings

An AA meeting in Pauls Valley is now at 7:30 p.m. Thursday nights for 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.

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 108 E. Robert S. Kerr. Call Freddie at 580-467-4309 for more.

T.O.P.S.

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.

Coats for Kids

Anyone interested in donating coats to the Coats for Kids program in PV, call Linda Dutton at 405-926-7442.

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