The Dixieland Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab as part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series. Tickets are $10, and students are admitted free with student ID. For more information, visit ucojazzlab.com.
Celebrity Attractions will present “100 Years of Broadway” through Feb. 17 at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present a business development workshop featuring a “Quick Start to Quickbooks” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edmond Chamber, 825 E. 2nd. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to RSVP, visit edmondchamber.com.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. at Communication Federal Credit Union, 100 N.E. 150th St. The event is free and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit edmondchamber.com.
“In Stitches” will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edmond Library. The special February project will be learning to make a pillowcase. Participants should bring their own scissors. For more information, call 348-4120.
An Open House will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at WINGS, 13700 N. Eastern. Browse through the WINGS Gift Shop for Valentines gifts. For more information, call 242-4646 or visit wingsok.org.
The Edmond Santa Fe High School Symphony and Orchestra will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at Edmond Santa Fe High School, 1901 W. 15th St. The event is free. For more information, call 340-2230.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “Until the Violence Stops” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room in the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, as part of the V-Week to stop violence against women. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint Your Art Out will present “Cupcake” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present “The Total Resource Campaign” from 3-4 p.m. for veterans and from 4-5 p.m. for rookies at the Edmond Chamber, 825 E. 2nd. The event is free, but RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, visit edmondchamber.com.
Tax help will be available Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 27 and Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. through Feb. 28. Help is available for e-filing only. For more information call 340-9282 or visit metrolibrary.org.
Platt College will present a Merlot wine tasting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2727 W. Memorial Road. Tickets are $35. For more information or to make a reservation, call 550-8868, email email@example.com or visit plattcollege.org.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. at the Radke Recital Hall in the Center for Transformative Learning on the UCO campus, as part of the V-Week to stop violence against women. The event is free, and donations will be accepted for the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, a local charity that hopes to strengthen the lives of women in the Edmond community. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Who will perform in concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Tickets range from $39.50-129.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bokcenter.com, tickets.com. or call 1-866-7-BOKCTR.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will present “Crimes of the Heart” through Feb. 17 in the City Space Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Freedom Ministries will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 E. 15th St. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit churchedmondok.com/connec/freedom-ministries or call 341-5200.
Paint Your Art Out will present “24X24 Diptych Tree Abstract” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
Oklahoma River Cruises will present “A River Romance” Valentine’s Day Cruise from 7:30-9 p.m. on the Oklahoma River. Cost is $30 per person and includes desserts and champagne. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cruise departs from Meridian Landing at 7:15 p.m. For more information or to reserve a place, visit okrivercruises.com.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will present a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy a buffet dinner and dancing hosted by the museum’s Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant in the lovely Sam Noble Special Events Center. Museum galleries open. Reservations required. For more information or to make reservations, call 478-2250, ext. 277.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Oklahoma Christian University will present a Valentine Cabaret Dinner and Show at 6 p.m. through Feb. 16 inthe McIntosh Conservatory at the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and show, $7 for show alone. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 425-5530.
The Brahms Clarinet Trio will perform in concert from noon to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. in Oklahoma City as part of the Thursday Noon Tunes series. For more information, call 606-3833 or visit metrolibrary.org.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present a Safe Love Table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food court of the Nigh University Center on UCO’s campus. This table will provide UCO students with relationship advice and free Valentines Day candy. Also, donations will be collected for the Oklahoma City branch of the YWCA. For more information, call 974-3626 or email email@example.com.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present the One Billion Rising Dance from 2-3 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Nigh University Center on UCO’s campus. The UCO community is invited to dance to support the demand to end violence against women. There will be a DJ and anyone who attends will be able to sign a pledge stating that they won’t stand for or participate in the status quo that says violence against women is normal. The first 150 participants will get a free t-shirt. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway Tonight will present Tom Wopat at 6:30 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Best known as TV’s “Luke Duke” from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Broadway’s leading man and Tony Award-nominee performs an exhilarating evening of jazz. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
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 OKC Christian Fiction Writers group will present author Kathleen Y’Barbo from 1-3 p.m. speaking on “Social Skills: A Writer’s Toolbox of Tips and Tricks for Using Social Media Effectively” at Mardel Christian Store, 3300 S. Boulevard. For more information, visit okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email email@example.com.
Monster Jam will take place through Feb. 17 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Edmond author Linda Taylor will sign copies of her book, “My Dog is Barking” from 1-3 p.m. at Learning Tree Toys Books & Games, 7638 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Forest Park author George Earl Johnson Jr. will sign copies of his book, “Only in America” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Edmond author Donnie Van Curen will sign copies of his book, “The Best Marriage Ever: God’s Guide to a Masterful Matrimony” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
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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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