AROUND THE COUNTY

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

BIRDHOUSE SALE ROUND 2

CASA’s Birdhouse and Apron Auction will continue 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Osage Tribal Museum, 819 Grandview Ave. Museum Curator Kathryn Redcorn plans to serve breakfast while bidders view the hand-crafted art. The auction will be a continuation of the event that started last Sunday in the Parish Hall of Pawhuska’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. All auction proceeds will benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates program of Osage and Pawnee counties and will help CASA in its recruiting and training of community volunteers to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children who are involved in the court system. Birdhouses of all shapes and sizes will be auctioned — each hand-painted by an area artist.

WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS

Woolaroc’s Wonderland of Lights continues from 5-9 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 21, with more than 750,000 lights displayed on the museum buildings and grounds. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children. There also are wagon rides, holiday music, live entertainment, Santa Claus visits and more. Woolaroc is located on State Highway 123 in Osage County, between Barnsdall and Bartlesville. For more information, call 918-336-0307 or go online at www.woolaroc.org

OCHSM BOOK AND GIFT SALE

The second annual Christmas Book and Gift Sale is continuing at the Osage County Historical Society Museum, 700 Lynn Ave. in Pawhuska. OCHS Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 918-287-9119.

VOTER DEADLINE FRIDAY

Friday, Dec. 19, is the last day for eligible voters to register for next month’s Shidler School Special Election. Shidler School District patrons are to vote Jan. 13 on a proposed $335,000 bond issue to fund repairs and equipment purchases. Residents of Oklahoma who are United States citizens and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters, according to Conner. Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office at 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, as well as at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/

CAROLING SET FOR DECEMBER 23

The 15th Annual Reed-Hembree Christmas Caroling event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23. Carolers are to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Dog restaurant, 515 Kihekah Ave. After the caroling, the Prairie Dog also will be the scene for refreshments and Santa’s presenting of special gifts to special carolers. Everyone, including entire families, are invited to attend.

CHURCH HOSTS PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

Do you need time for shopping or a night out with the family? Bring the entire family or drop off the children for dinner and a movie. Shidler United Methodist Church will host a Parents Night Out and Community Movie Night from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19. The meal commences at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a showing of the G-rated “Snowball Express.” To arrange child care, please contact Pastor Velma at 918-793-4550.

EAGLE WATCH RIDE SET

An “Eagle Watch by Horseback” is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 17, at Kaw City and Sarge Creek Cove. For information on the event, call 580-762-9494 or check the Kaw Lake Association Facebook Page. Persons can e-mail the association at kawlake@cableone.net Trail ride boss for the Eagle Watch will be Rick Boyd, who can be reached at 580-716-7425 or by e-mailing rimrockrick@yahoo.com.