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.
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 redbud.org.
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 oklahomarailwaymuseum.org.
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 edmondok.com/parks/rec.
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.
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.
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 carpentersquare.com.
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.
The Byron Berline Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road. Tickets range from $20-$45. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit armstrongauditorium.org.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present the “Sugar Free Allstars” in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the New York Knicks at noon at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Former Gold Medalist Marion Jones will speak at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at People’s Church, 800 E. Britton Road in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit peopleschurch.tv.
Gamma Zeta of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will present a St. Jude’s fundraiser from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Bradford Village Community Center, 300 Enz Dr. For more information, call 919-2052.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present a spring powwow at 2 p.m. in Hamilton Field House on UCO’s campus, 100 N. University Drive. The event is free. For more information, call 974-3588 or visit uco.edu/student-life/diversity.
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.
The City of Edmond will present “Uncork Your Creativity Painting Class @ the MAC” from 6-8 p.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. Cost is $12. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://online.activecommunities.com/EdmondParks.
Southern Nazarene University will present Roger Treece in concert at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Auditorium, 6729 N.W. Expressway in Bethany. The event is free. For more information, call 491-6345.
The 5th Street Jazz Collective 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.
The City of Edmond will present “What’s Your Credit Score? Knowing Could Save You Thousands” from 9-10 a.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive. The event is free. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://online.activecommunities.com/EdmondParks.
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AAA to offer free Tipsy Tow rides
Before climbing behind the wheel after drinking at a holiday party, AAA Oklahoma hopes you’ll think again and call them for a free Tipsy Tow ride home for you, your vehicle and one more person.
“Over Christmas and New Year’s, up to 40 percent of all traffic crashes involve alcohol,” said Edmond resident Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “But motorists do have options: Use a designated driver, serve non-alcoholic mocktails at parties or call AAA for a Tipsy Tow.”
Paycom plans HoliDazzle event to benefit Warmth 4 Winter Coat Drive
Paycom has teamed with News Channel 4, The Salvation Army and Rotary Club of South Oklahoma City to host HoliDazzle, a free event at Remington Park on Thursday to kick-off the annual Warmth 4 Winter coat drive.
Parents and children are encouraged to bring a new or gently used coat from 3:30-7:30 p.m. to help ensure that every child and adult stays warm during Oklahoma’s harsh winter months. Those who contribute are encouraged to enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun with train rides, pictures with Santa, hot cocoa and cookies.
Lilyfield reschedules ‘Dunks for Diapers’
Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care has rescheduled its Dunks for Diapers event.
Lilyfield holds a diaper drive with the Oklahoma Christian University Women’s basketball team to benefit foster children. Anyone bringing diapers, wipes or new baby items for ages 0-24 months will gain free admission to the women’s game versus Lubbock Christian University, which will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles’ Nest on the campus of Oklahoma Christian in Edmond.
“This will allow us to give foster families much-needed necessities when they receive placement of a foster child. Often placements happen with little notice and the child may come into a foster home with nothing but the clothes they are wearing,” said Holly Towers, executive director of Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care.
Twitter reacts to Time's Person of the Year
Time has announced its Person of the Year for 2013: Pope Francis. The announcement, seen live on the "Today" show Wednesday, generated immediate reaction on Twitter. Here is a sampling.
Cold impacts Edmond businesses, city services
Roger Seaton is operating manager of Edmond Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing, 3104 South Kelly Ave., owned by the Seaton family since 1970.
On Tuesday, for the first time in days, the temperature in the Edmond area rose above 32 degrees. At 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, the temperature was 41 degrees at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, surpassing the predicted high of 34, according to the National Weather Service.
Seaton’s business offers plumbing services including water line work and repairs to faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. When it comes to plumbing calls, pipes that burst are a priority, Seaton said. It takes a while for pipes to freeze, he said, and residents began calling by Friday. Calls during the cold spell were both about frozen pipes and pipes that had burst.
If you have no water coming out of a faucet, shut off the water upstream and open cabinet doors to get warmer air circulating around pipes, Seaton said.
School back in session Wednesday
Parents are heaving a sign of relief while some students aren’t going to be quite as happy.
“All classes and activities will resume Wednesday in Edmond Public Schools,” said Susan Parks-Schlepp, director of public information and community involvement. “Slick spots remain and buses may be running a bit late but secondary roads are in much better shape after significant thawing.”
As reported earlier, students will not be making up the four snow days taken off from school this past week.
Kelly widening project progressing
Work progresses smoothly for the Kelly widening project, City Manager Larry Stevens said before the City Council this week. Road work began in July about 1,000 feet north of Covell and continues north to a point 350 feet south of Coffee Creek.
Duit Construction/TTK Construction is in charge of constructing a four-lane divided roadway with left turn lanes at all public streets along the project on Kelly going from Covell to Coffee Creek.
Picking out the perfect tree can be a joy for whole family
The Griswolds understood the significance of picking out the family Christmas tree, as do many Oklahomans about this time of year. Visiting one of Oklahoma’s “choose-and-cut” tree farms is a good way to jumpstart the holiday spirit.
Council denies mosque expansion
Inadequate parking for a growing mosque led the City Council to deny a site plan request for an addition to be added to the existing structure. The vote was 4-0 with Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner abstaining.
Prayer is given in the existing 680-square-foot building at 525 N. University Drive. The 8,307-square-foot addition is needed for fellowship and recreation, said attorney Randel Shadid, representing the Islamic Society of Edmond.
“I did attend a dinner for the mosque about three weeks ago. There were 100 people who attended that to welcome home the people who go on the pilgrimage to Mecca,” Shadid said. “That’s one of their larger functions.”
City alerts public to repeat utility scam
City administrators and public safety officials are jointly warning residents of a scam that has surfaced once again in our area.
Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said a few months ago OG&E warned customers of a phone scam in which a customer is called by a person falsely representing themselves as an OG&E employee.
Monroe said the caller says if the customer doesn’t make a payment on their delinquent account in the next 45 minutes to an hour their utility services will be suspended. Monroe said the caller requests credit card information or that they purchase a money card and provide that account information.
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