Season tickets are on sale for the Oklahoma City Town Hall lecture series, which will include a former Oklahoma governor, a travel journalist and a possible candidate for U.S. president.
Season tickets are $75 and can be purchased on the organization’s website. Season tickets for the lecture series and the accompanying luncheons are $171, according to the website.
Tickets for the lectures and the luncheons can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $20 and $16 respectively, according to the website.
The lecture series began in 1933 and has been bringing a variety of speakers to Oklahoma City to inform and entertain since then, said George McDowell, president of Oklahoma City Town Hall.
Former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh will speak Sept. 18. His lecture is titled “Oklahoma History Through My Eyes As I Lived it.”
Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Children’s Center, will speak Oct. 21. His lecture is titled “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great.”
Stephen F. Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard and a Fox News contributor, will speak Nov. 20. His lecture is titled “The Mid-term Election of 2014 and What to Expect.”
Alice Schroeder, businesswoman and best-selling author, will speak Feb 19. Her lecture is called “How Buffett Invests — and Market Survival.”
John Miller, of New York Police Department’s counterintelligence unit, will speak March 19. His lecture is called “Terrorism and Our Continued Fight for Survival.”
Rudy Maxa, travel journalist and contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler magazine, will speak April 16. His lecture is called “Tales of a Travel Journalist.”
Following each lecture will be a luncheon, during which the speaker will answer audience questions for 30 to 45 minutes in a smaller venue, McDowell said.
“Well, actually, to me, I think (the luncheons) are more important than the lectures. I wish more people would attend them,” McDowell said.
McDowell said he normally chooses speakers from a range of backgrounds to give the lectures more variety.
Recently one of the speakers, Carson, announced he was considering running for president, McDowell said.
“So, you know, we could have a presidential candidate,” McDowell said. “So that’d be pretty exciting.”
All lectures will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church sanctuary. The luncheons will begin immediately after the lectures and will take place at the St. Luke’s Christian Life Center.