July may be one of the hottest months of the year, both in temperature and activity around Stephens County.
There are several events to take part in throughout the month, especially for children and families. A couple of those revolve around Independence Day when the Fourth of July happens Thursday.
Both Marlow and Comanche are hosting day-long festivities. Marlow’s begins at 9:15 a.m. with a parade down Main St., which kicks off all the events planned during the day in Redbud Park including games, live entertainment and rides.
Comanche’s fun begins early at 9 a.m. with a baseball tournament at the Field of Dreams, a concession stand and by that evening around 6 p.m., a few vendors will be set up under the shade trees near the field. Both cities will have large fireworks shows once the sun goes down.
In Duncan on July 4, the Chisholm Trail Municipal Band will hold its final concert of the season at 8 p.m. in the gazebo in Fuqua Park.
For children and teens, between several entities in the county, they won’t be able to keep still from all they have the ability to get involved in.
At the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center alone, there is a camp or workshop almost every week.
Kicking their month off is Hello! It’s Me! Charcoal Portraits summer camp 9:30 a.m.-noon for grades 5-8 and 1:30-4 for grades 9 to adults July 8-12. Introduction to Visual Arts Media is next from 6-9 p.m. July 15-19 for ages 12 and up. Also that week at CTHC is Crocheting summer camp from 2-4 p.m. for ages 8 and up.
For the week of July 22-26, CTHC will host Sculpture summer camp 9 a.m.- noon for ages 9-15 and Found Items Jewelry summer camp 1-4 p.m. for all ages. An extremely popular CTHC camp each year is the Video and Filmmaker Camp, which is 9 a.m.-noon for grades 5-8 and 1-4 p.m. for grades 9-12 July 29-Aug. 2.
For seniors 55 and older, CTHC is hosting Watercolors summer camp 9 a.m.-noon July 1-3. For the entire family, the center’s annual National Day of the Cowboy is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27, where there will be cowboy singers, poets, games and family activities.
For questions, contact Leah Mulkey at 580-252-6692.