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Associated Press Modified: December 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm •  Published: December 30, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Here is a roundup of weekend activities throughout the state of Oklahoma. In case of inclement weather, call ahead:

Ongoing events:

NORMAN — "Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind," through Jan. 2, University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Ave. Admission: $2-$5; free through Dec. 16 if you bring a new toy for J.D. McCarty Center Christmas party; free Dec. 26-Dec. 30.

OKLAHOMA CITY — "Another Hot Oklahoma Night," an exhibit featuring the rock 'n roll artists, radio stations, personalities, venues and fans that have called Oklahoma home continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird. Admission to the museum: $4-$18. Information: 405-522-5248.

OKLAHOMA CITY — "Oklahoma: Tierra de Mi Familia," an interactive exhibit using interviews, artifacts, documents, photographs, film and music to explore the impact of Latinos on the state of Oklahoma continues, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Oklahoma History Center, 2401 N. Laird. Admission to the museum: $4-$18 family. Information: 405-522-5248.

TULSA — "Touchstones of the Diaspora," an exhibition of coins from the collection of Rabbi Leonard Helman, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E. 71st St. Cost: $3.50-$6.50. Information: or 918-492-1818.

TULSA — "America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Nation, an exhibition on U.S. history through art, artifacts, and archival materials illustrating 300 years of shared cultural experience, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. Admission: $6-$8. Information:, or 918-596-2700.

Friday, Dec. 31

BROKEN ARROW — Rhema Christmas Lights, dusk, through Jan. 1, Rhema Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha. Information: David Wildman, 918-258-1588.

CHECOTAH — Lake Eufaula State Park Holiday Lights, dark, through Dec. 31, Lake Eufaula State Park, Deep Fork Campground, U.S. 69 and Oklahoma 150. Information: Loraine Richmond, 918-689-4607.

CHICKASHA — Festival of Light, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., through Dec. 31, Shannon Springs Park, 2400 N. 9th St. Information: Kristi Davis, 405-224-9627.

DURANT — Skating on the Square, 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 2, 1st and Evergreen downtown. Information: Donna Dow, 580-924-1550.

ELK CITY — Christmas in the Park, 6 p.m., through Dec. 31, Ackley Park, U.S. 66 and Pioneer Road. Information: Susie Cupp, 580-225-0207.

KETCHUM — Winter Wonderland Christmas Light Tour, 5 p.m., through Jan. 2, Pine Lodge Resort, Oklahoma 85. Information: June Box, 918-782-1400, 918-782-7062 or 1-800-640-3173.

LAWTON — Holiday in the Park, 6 p.m., through Jan. 3, Elmer Thomas Park. Information: Jeanie Wheeler, 580-581-3400.

McALESTER — Parkway of Lights, through Dec. 31, Carl Albert Parkway (U.S. Highway 270). Information: Jerry Wilson, 918-420-3976.

MUSKOGEE — Christmas Kingdom at the Castle, 6 p.m., through Dec. 31, The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 Fern Mountain Road. Information: Karen Cunningham, 918-687-3625.

MUSKOGEE — Garden of Lights Festival, dusk, through Dec. 31, Honor Heights Park. Information: Mark Wilkerson, 918-684-6302.

NORMAN — 2011 New Year's Eve House Party, 8 p.m., Riverwind Casino, 1544 W. State Highway 9. Admission: $20-35. Information: 405-322-6000.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Opening Night, Oklahoma City's annual New Year's Eve celebration featuring music, dancing, theater and fireworks, 7 p.m., downtown. Information: Emily Reagan, 405-270-4848.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Downtown in December, including outdoor ice skating at the Devon Ice Rink, through Jan. 2, grand lawn, Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Information: Allison Shumate, 405-235-3500.

PAWNEE — Courthouse Square Ball Drop, a New Year's Eve party featuring a bonfire, music, black-eyed peas, hot chocolate and a ball drop, 10:30 p.m., Pawnee County Courthouse Square. Information: Bill Gosnell, 918-762-2108.

SHAWNEE — FireLake Grand New Year's Celebration, FireLake Grand Casino, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. Information: Brad Peltier, 405-964-7263.

THACKERVILLE — The Goo Goo Dolls will rock in the new year, 9:30 p.m., Winstar World Casino, Exit 1 Interstate 35. Tickets: Packages that include concert tickets, one night hotel stay, champagne and brunch the following morning, $600-$2,400. Information: 1-800-622-6317.

TULSA — Blue Dome District Block Party, 8 p.m., Firework Shows, 10 p.m., McNellie's Public House, Side Bar , 409 E. 1st St. Information: or 918-382-7468.

TULSA — The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will perform the music of Beyonce, Madonna and Lady Gaga, Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Information: or 918-584-2306.

TULSA — NYE Crystal Ball Masquerade Party, 9 p.m., IDL Ballroom, 230 E. 1st St. Cost: $15-$20. Information:, or 918-551-7447.

TULSA — Ray D. Rowe, former GAP Band founder and OK Jazz Hall of Famer and his band play the NINE18 will perform, 8 p.m., NINE18 Bar, Osage Million Dollar Elm, 951 W. 36 St. North. Information: or 918-699-7614.

WOODWARD — Crystal Christmas, 6 p.m., through Dec. 31, Crystal Beach Park, 108 Temple Houston Dr. Information: Karla Wilson, 580-256-7411 or 1-800-364-5352.

YUKON — Christmas in the Park, 6 p.m., through Dec. 31, Yukon City Park, Freedom Trail & Chisholm Trail Parks. Information: Jan Scott, 405-350-8937.

Saturday, Jan. 1

DEL CITY — Oklahoma Bluegrass Club Music Festival, 7 p.m., 2300 S. Linda Lane. Information: Pat Pogue, 405-760-3064 or 405-677-1509.

LONE WOLF — Quartz Mountain Eagle Watch, featuring eagles roosting in cottonwood trees along the north shore of the Lake Altus-Lugert, 9 a.m., through Sunday, Quartz Mountain Nature Park, 10 miles south of Lone Wolf on Oklahoma 44. Information: Sue Hokanson, 580-563-2238 or 405-319-8380.

PONCA CITY — Ponca City Fly-In, 7 a.m., Ponca City Regional Airport, 2213 N. Waverly St. Information Don Nuzum, 580-767-0470.

SHAWNEE — Fiesta Bowl Watch Party, featuring former Sooner Marcus Dupree who will be signing autographs, 6 p.m., Grandstand Sports Grille, FireLake Grand Casino, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. Information: 405-964-7263.

TULSA — The Tulsa Archery Association New Year's Shootout, 9 a.m., 86th Street North near North 20th West Avenue. Cost: $10. Information: or 918-292-8828.

Sunday, Jan. 2

TULSA — Downtown Holiday Carriage Rides will be offered, 6 p.m., BOK Center, 3rd and Denver. Cost: $5-$10 (cash only). Information: or 918-894-4267.


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