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April 5, 2013

4-6 Calendar

What to Do, What to See

EDMOND — April 6

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

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

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

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, call 433-2614 or email

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

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

Edmond author Timothy H. Cook will sign copies of his books from 10 a.m. to noon at the Credo House Coffee Shop, 109 N.W. 142nd St. For more information, call 888-361-9473.

The Redbud Classic, benefiting Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, will take place through April 7 starting at the Waterford Complex Building, N.W. 63rd St. and Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, visit

The Oklahoma Railway Museum will offer 35- minute excursion train rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at 3400 N.E. Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Rides are free for children age 3 and younger, $5 for children age 3-12 years and $12 for ages 13 and older. For more information, visit

AT&T Pioneers and the 4H Robotics Team will present a “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” garage sale benefiting local non-profit agencies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oklahoma Exposition Hall at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, N.W. 10th and May. Admission is $2, children younger than 12 free.

The City of Edmond will present a scavenger hunt at various Edmond Parks through May 4. The event is free. For more information or to register, call 359-4630 or visit

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

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

Carpenter Square Theatre will present “My Name is Asher Lev” at  8 p.m. at 800 W. Main in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 232-6500 or visit

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.

The University of Central Oklahoma will present “No, No Nanette” at 7:30 p.m. 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.

The Edmond Santa Fe Theater Department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for seniors and children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 726-7474.

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  • Warmth needed to grow tomatoes

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  • Debate Senate hopefuls meet in first debate

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  • Oklahoma City FC invites fans to design club scarf

    Oklahoma’s top-tier soccer club, Oklahoma City FC, invites soccer fanatics across Oklahoma to be a part of its future by designing its scarf.
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  • Sheriff seeks items for agency history project

    If you have historic pictures or artifacts related to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, the agency is asking the public to share them.
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