The University of Central Oklahoma will present “No, No Nanette” at 7:30 p.m. through April 6 and again at 2 p.m. at April 7 at Mitchell Hall Theater on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
Freedom Ministries will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 E. 15th St. The meeting is free. For more information, visit churchedmondok.com/connec/freedom-ministries or call 341-5200.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Free GED classes are available at 1 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 1021 E. Perkins Ave. in Guthrie. For more information, call Donna at 880-3283.
Callen Clarke will perform in concert at noon at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. in Oklahoma City as part of of the Noon Tunes concert series. The event is free. For more information, visit metrolibrary.org.
Oklahoma City Community College will present “A Thousand Cranes” at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. in the Bruce Owen Theatre, 7777 S. May Ave. in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 682-7579.
The City of Edmond will present an “Learn to Square Dance — Tea Cup Chains” from 7-9 p.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. Cost is $22. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://online.activecommunities.com/EdmondParks.
The City of Edmond will present an “Plus Level Square Dance — Tea Cup Chains” from 6-7 p.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. Cost is $22. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://online.activecommunities.com/EdmondParks.
The Oklahoma City Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Fraternity will present a concert featuring Ad Astra Women’s Chorus at 8 p.m. at the OCU Petree Auditorium on the OCU campus, 2708 N. McKinley Ave. For more information, call 848-4850.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present Pier Forni speaking on “Civility Counts” at 7 p.m. in Constitution Hall in the Nigh University Center on UCO’s campus. The event is free. For more information, call 974-5348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present the exhibit “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
City Rep Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 14 at Oklahoma City University’s Berg Theater, 2501 N. Blackwelder. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit importanceofbeingearnest-eorg.eventbrite.com.
Tickets go on sale for the Keith Urban “Light The Fuse Tour 2013” with Little Big Town and special guest Dustin Lynch at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com. The tour will include a show Oct. 19 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, visit keithurban.net.
The Norman Medieval Fair will take place through April 7 in Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. in Norman. The event is free. For more information, visit medievalfair.org.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop in Art” from 1-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop-In Drawing” from 2-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present “Russian Enchantment” at 8 p.m. in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Cashion Elementary will present “Cashion Kats on the Prowl 5K & 1 mile Fun Run” at 101 Euclid in Cashion to raise funds for playground renovations. Cost is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the fun run until March 22, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run after March 22. For more information or to register, visit cashion.k12.ok.us, call 433-2614 or email email@example.com.
The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 3 p.m. weekly at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. For more information, call Charlie Tallent at 330-0642.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present a hands on weekend workshop on skill building in oils from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park. Cost is $45. For more information or to register, call 951-000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.
Authors Laurence J. Yadon and Robert Barr Smith will sign copies of their book, “Outlaws with Badges” from 1-3 p.m. at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth. For more information, call 340-9202.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will present a photography scavenger hunt as part of the Saturdays for Kids series beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. For more information or to RSVP, call 478-2250, ext. 264.
The Made in Oklahoma Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main St. in Seminole. For more information, visit seminoleokchamber.org/TheChamber/MIOFestival.htm.
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12-3 Good Reads
‘DEEP IN THE SAHARA’
BY KELLY CUNNANE
Kelly Cunnane, the critically acclaimed author of “For You Are a Kenyan Child,” crafts a gentle and accessible picture book with “Deep in the Sahara” that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture of West Africa and reveals that families are much the same the world over.
Older Oklahomans invited to share poetry
The 39th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is accepting entries for the 2014 Senior Poetry Contest. The contest is a popular event in conjunction with the conference, which is sponsored by DHS Aging Services.
Contestants are encouraged to submit works which reflect the conference’s theme of “Inspired Living.” Winners will be invited to read their poems and be recognized at an awards luncheon on May 20 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center.
11-28 Holiday events listing
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Edmond Sun publishes a listing of Christmas-related events as a service to the public. If you would like to have an event open to the general public listed, send the information to Mark Schlachtenhaufen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACM@UCO faculty member releases album
Clay Withrow, adjunct faculty member at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), recently released the album “Between the Madness” as a member of the progressive metal band Vangough.
“Between the Madness” is Vangough’s third studio effort and follow-up to the critically acclaimed “Kingdom of Ruin” released in 2011. Spread across 12 songs and more than 70 minutes of content, “Between the Madness” has what Withrow describes as a strong, unified sound.
11-27 Good Reads
‘ANNE FRANK’S CHESTNUT TREE’
BY JANE KOHUTH
Jane Kohuth’s “Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree” is the perfect introduction to the inspiring and important legacy of Anne Frank.
Hidden away in their Secret Annex in Amsterdam during World War II, Anne Frank and her family could not breathe fresh air or walk under the blue sky for years.
But through an attic window Anne could see the branches of a tall chestnut tree. This small glimpse of nature gave Anne hope and courage. It inspired her writing, in turn, inspiring the whole world.
FAI kicks off holiday activities Dec. 1
Winter is a busy time of the year for the staff at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond as they plan December’s activities including the second year for “Art for the Holidays at FAI.”
Twitter reacts to the American Music Awards
In addition to being one of the biggest events on the music industry calendar, the American Music Awards also provides plenty of fodder for instant social media commentary. Here is a sampling of reaction on Twitter to Sunday night's show.
Broadway Star Kelli O’Hara to give master class at OCU
Broadway leading lady and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will give a master class at Oklahoma City University, her alma mater, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. The class is free to the public and will be in the Petree Recital Hall of the Bass Music Center at Northwest 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue.
Historic day at Heritage Center Saturday
The desk used by a vice president of the first Oklahoma Constitutional Convention will be on display at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center 1-3 p.m. Saturday, for the center’s monthly hands-on history Family Saturday.
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