The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

December 3, 2012

12-4 Good reads

EDMOND — ‘DADDY CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH MAMA’

BY SELINA ALKO

Holiday time at Sadie’s house means golden gelt glistening under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches, voices uniting to sing carols about Macabees and the manger, and latkes on the mantel awaiting Santa’s arrival.

Selina Alko’s joyous celebration of families with blended traditions will make the ideal holiday gift for the many families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Ages 5-8.

‘COWBOY CHRISTMAS’

BY ROB SANDERS

Three grizzled cowboys — Dwight, Darryl and Dub — are stuck out on the range at Christmastime, roping steers and wrestling longhorns.

Reminiscing about their childhood Christmases, they try to make the cowboy camp feel festive — and it’s no surprise that a cactus decorated with tin cans, and cows dressed as reindeer, don’t fill them with holiday cheer!

But a surprise is in store for the Circle D dudes when Santa pays a visit to the cowboy campfire.

Ages 2-5.

‘CITY OF EMBER: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL’

BY JEANNE DUPRAU, ADAPTED BY DALLAS MIDDAUGH

It is said that the city of Ember is the only light in the dark world. Without Ember’s great lamps, the darkness would last forever.

Now the lights are flickering, and supplies are running low. When Lina and Doon find a mysterious document that might hold the answer, they must decipher its meaning before it’s too late.

Since 2003, readers all over the world have been captivated by Jeanne DuPrau’s story about a doomed city and the two children determined to find a way out. New and old fans alike can now read this modern-day classic in page after page of full-color panels.

Ages 8-12.

‘OUTCASTS UNITED: THE STORY OF A REFUGEE SOCCER TEAM THAT CHANGED A TOWN’

BY WARREN ST. JOHN

This young people’s version of the adult best-seller is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach.

In this fast-paced account of a dramatic season in the life of the Fugees youth soccer team, author Warren St. John tells the remarkable story of how each of these children transitioned from their war-torn countries, leading them to this small patch of the American South — leading the small and struggling town of Clarkston, Georgia, to ultimately thrive as a result.

Ages 12 and up.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Daddy Christmas & Hanukkah Mama” and/or “Cowboy Christmas” and/or “City of Ember.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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    For two nights only, Carpenter Square Theatre presents Albert Bostick’s one-man show “Fabulous Fibs, Fables, and Folklore.”  Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9 at the theater at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

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  • Science Museum Oklahoma to exhibit Power Play

    Designed to test strength, speed, stamina, flexibility and balance, Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit — Power Play — explores human physiology and the power of the human body. Power Play is now open to the public.

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  • Discard the boredom of family game night

    We’re all about families having fun together, and game night is one of the best ways to do that. But playing the same games over and over can get a little stale. So in the interests of injecting a little more fun into your family’s game night, here are some great choices that will keep you and yours engaged and laughing.

    July 25, 2014

  • OBU dance team celebrates National Dance Day

    In 2010, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe created National Dance Day in an effort to help people embrace dance and combat obesity on the last Saturday in July.
    This year, on July 26, Oklahoma Baptist University’s dance team will host a fundraiser that allows participants to dance all day for $30. The fundraiser will be in the Noble Complex on OBU’s campus.
    Cami Gower, an OBU junior and co-captain/co-founder of the dance team, said the team’s officers have been planning for their upcoming season since April. Gower is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
    “Since then we have been coming up with better ways to reach the community with dance,” she said. “This day of dance was a great way to do it and help the team raise funds.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Never Girls Good Reads

    NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Never Girls: A Pinch of Magic” and/or “The Secrets of Tree Taylor.” Deadline is 10 a.m. July 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

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  • Banjo 1 American Banjo Museum offers look at past

    What do you call perfect pitch?  If you can throw a banjo through the window and onto the garbage truck!  My brother-in-law, a musician, told me this joke.  Boy, the banjo is the Rodney Dangerfield of instruments — it gets no respect.  Well, get ready to appreciate the banjo for its history and heritage — at the American Banjo Museum in OKC’s Bricktown. This cool museum takes you through 370 years of banjo history in eight minutes, then settles down to give you details which will keep you interested for many more.

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  • Enjoy affordable romance in Dahlonega, Ga.

    Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia against the Chattahoochee National Forest lies a tiny town that offers an authentic peek at a time long past. The charm of yesteryear combined with the calm of nature, friendly locals and the fun of back country roads dotted with vineyards and tasting rooms results in the perfect getaway for couples in search of a romantic escape or honeymoon destination. Those headed to Dahlonega for an intimate weekend will want to consider the following itinerary items.

    July 19, 2014

  • Kyle_Dillingham_cutout useBH.jpg Dillingham in benefit concert Monday at Symphony Center

    Musician Kyle Dillingham will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday to raise funds for a local man in need of a liver transplant.

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  • Book to be launched at Uptown Grocery Co.

    A book focusing on support for children with autism will be launched at Uptown Grocery Co. from 2-5 p.m. July 19. “New Frontiers in Sensory Integration” is the most recent work of internationally acclaimed educator Stephanie Mines. Although based in Colorado, the neuropsychologist has gained experience in various parts of the world. Edmond was chosen as the launching place in honor of the local physical therapists who influenced Dr. Mines during her clinical trials.

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