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WED
Coffee Network
8:30 AM
Location: Shelburne Heating & Air – 3117 Westside Dr. #2, Durant
Info: Join the Chamber for this weekly networking event.
For more information: 580-924-0848, www.durantchamber.org
APR

30

THU
3rd Annual Empty Bowls
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: Bryan County Community Building – 1901 S 9th, Durant
Info: Taco soup, cornbread, dessert and tea. 100% of proceeds benefit Families Feeding Families.
For more information: 580-230-9142
MAY

02

SAT
Texoma Junior Rodeo Association
Location: Durant Rodeo Arena, Durant
For more information: 580-371-8241, 580-624-1144
2nd Annual History in the Making Golf Tournament
7:30 AM
Time: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
Location: Chickasaw Pointe Golf Course
Info: Cost is $100 per person. Entry fee includes round of golf, cart, after play meal, tee box gift. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams along with long drive and closest to pin. Chance at a new car with hold-in-one provided by Stuteville Chevrolet. Proceeds benefit Three Valley Museum.
For more information: 580-920-8746 or 580-920-1907
Road Safety Awareness Walk
8:30 AM
Time: 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:00 a.m. start
Location: Church of Christ Parking Lot – 624 W Beech, Durant
Info: Promoting awareness of road safety in our community. Sign up and pay for a t-shirt to wear at the walk. You may choose the shirt that best represents someone you love. Fire (red), EMS (orange), Law Enf. (blue), Cyclist (green), Runner (pink).
For more information: Jessica Hyatt – jhyatt@se.edu or 580-916-5531
5th Annual Bark & Paws Dog Event
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Heritage Park – 324 W Main, Downtown Denison
Info: Entry is $5 per dog for all events. Sponsored by Pet’s Place Lodge.
For more information: 903-487-2309
Mommy’s Day Out
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Texoma Event Center
Info: Whether you’re a mom-to-be or a “veteran” mom, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the Texoma Medical Center (TMC) Mommy’s Day Out event. Enjoy shopping, free health information, door prizes and refreshments along with the mom and kids fashion show by Posh Little Pig beginning at 11:00 a.m. Also have a chance to win two tickets to see Taylor Swift, as well as meet KTEN TV personality Kathleen Jordan and JJ Phoenix from Hot 107.3.
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DISCOVER DURANT, the City of Magnolias, the Gateway to Lake Texoma, the home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Great Choctaw Nation. We are blessed to be located in “God’s Country”. Durant’s high quality and affordable family valued lifestyle is located a convenient 90 miles north of Dallas on Highway 75 and 150 miles southeast and south from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Come and experience our hospitality and strong sense of community while enjoying our recreation and entertainment.

Recreational opportunities are abundant on beautiful Lake Texoma, offering an abundance of water sports. It is only 15 minutes from Durant and has 89,000 acres of water to enjoy. With the varied activities and numerous combinations, Lake Texoma can make anyone’s vacation the ultimate experience.
Don’t forget to include historic Fort Washita in your agenda as well. Fort Washita is located 15 miles northwest of Durant on 3348 State Road 199. Find out more about Fort Washita by calling 580-924-6502 or online at www.okhistory.org.
 
The City of Durant hosts its annual event, The Magnolia Festival, on the weekend following Memorial Day. The 2015 Magnolia Festival is May 27-30.  The festival is a four night, four day event filled with fun and entertainment. For more information on this event, visit the web site at www.magnoliafestival.com.
 
We are fortunate to have the headquarters of the Choctaw Nation located in our city. Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr. provide leadership for the Choctaw Nation. Many of their business enterprises operate throughout Bryan County; among the most popular is the Choctaw Hotel Casino and Resort. The casino is operational 24/7 and hosts a variety of entertainment.
 
 
 
 
The Choctaw Event Center hosts a variety of events bringing quality entertainment to our area. Visit their website www.choctawcasinos.com for upcoming events.
The City of Durant is the regional service area for a five county area population. Our city continues to prosper and grow as we celebrated the opening of many new facilities which include Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, a new airport terminal for the Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field, and the new Durant High School facility. Durant is proud to be home to SOSU Storm, a.k.a. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a four-year regional college. SOSU enhances our rural setting by providing quality musical productions including the renowned Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Aviation Program and NCAA Division II athletes. 
 
 
While in our area be sure to pay a visit to our beautiful downtown. With broad-based community support, the Durant Main Street program has enhanced the original business district through working with business owners, property owners, partners, and volunteers. 
Downtown Durant has improved the rate of occupancy since the Main Street program began. Several Downtown properties are under renovation. The quality of the businesses is at an extremely high level. The program has received the designation of a National Register District for the Downtown as well as Preserve American community status.
 
Another asset to our downtown is the Three Valley Museum, located at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Three Valley Museum received its name from the three rivers – Red, Blue and Washita – flowing through our area. The museum has many time-period articles. To arrange a group tour or for hours of operation contact the Museum Curator at 580-924-1907.   
For additional information contact Main Street Program at www.durantmainstreet.org or 580-924-1550 110 N 2nd Street, Durant, OK 74701.
 
 
Whether you are coming to visit or establish a permanent residence, we invite you to come and enjoy our hospitality and quality of life. Start your adventure today by contacting Janet Reed, Executive Director of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce at 580-924-0848. Also visit us on Facebook, Twitter or our office located at 215 N. Fourth Avenue. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.