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September 2, 2013

Cowboys, concerts, wine, crafts and golf offer plenty to do in September

DUNCAN — School activities have just begun to get fully underway and there will be plenty of opportunities for community events this month.

In the rodeo spectrum, the D&G Barrel Race is planned for Sept. 6-8 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

Western Spirit Celebration Sept. 13-14 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. This event is where everything cowboy comes together to create a fun two-day event.

Part of the fun of the WSC weekend is the first concert of the CTAC Live season featuring Walkin’ the Line, a Johnny Cash Tribute Band. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Simmons Center.

Vintage Day also takes place during that busy weekend. The W.T. Foreman Prairie House will be open from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 for free tours, snacks and music. The annual Doll Show will take place on the top floor of the house.

The Fall Craft Show hosted by the Duncan Crafts, Arts and Hobbies Association will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center. This is an opportunity to do some early holiday shopping.

Main Street Duncan’s annual banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the First Christian Church gathering hall.

The weekend of Sept. 20-21 is packed with opportunities for fun. A third Main Street Car Cruise will take place 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20 on Main St. Tailgate parties and “draggin’” Main are all a part of the fun.

Kicking of Duncan Little Theatre’s 2013-14 season is a presentation of its award-winning production “The Dixie Swim Club” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, and again Sept. 27 and 28, at the Simmons Center.

Wine’n on the Chisholm Trail will take place from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the W.T. Foreman Prairie House. Wine, food and music make for an enjoyable day at this event.

Fuqua Park will be busy Sept. 21 with the Duncan Evening Lions Club’s 4th annual Ride For Sight Poker Run starting off at 9 a.m. in the park. Proceeds go to underprivileged children in the Duncan area.

Bark in the Park will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in Fuqua Park. Bring your pup to compete in various contests and socialize with other dog lovers.

Southwest Oklahoma Senior Games begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Simmons Center. Designed for senior citizens, the event focuses on healthy activities.

For fans of bluegrass, Duncan’s Grove Bluegrass Festival will run Sept. 26-28 at Duncan’s Grove.

Leadership Duncan Class XVII will host a charity golf tournament to benefit the Women’s Haven program on Sept. 27.

If you have questions or would like to help sponsor this event, contact Bryan Pain, at 580-252-5885.

Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Only Bull Futurity will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center.

Other events this month are the Empire Volunteer Fire Department Car & Motorcycle Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in Empire, the Everything Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, and the Red River Rocketeers rocket launch at noon Sept. 28 at Wolfe Field.

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