An opening reception for “Seeing Red” will take place from 6-10 p.m. at In Your Eye Gallery, 3005-A Paseo in Oklahoma City. The show will run through Feb. 24. For more information, call 525-2161, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit inyoureyegallery.com.
The Edmond Elks will present a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Edmond Elks Lodge, 1/2 mile east of I-35 on Waterloo Road. The event is “after 5 attire.” Tickets are $9 and will benefit the Veterans Special Projects Fund. A silent auction will take place with donated objects from local merchants and individuals. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 216-3256.
The Logan County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall behind the Trinity Episcopal Church, 310 E. Nobel in Guthrie. The program will include the annual Red and White Auction. Members are asked to bring something red and white or wrapped in red and white for the auction. All Democrats, both men and women, are welcome. For more information, call 341-3748.
An opening reception for “Alphabet Soup will take place from 6-10 p.m. at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. The event runs though Feb. 27. For more information, visit paseooriginals.com.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will present a First Friday Gallery Walk from 11-11:45 a.m. at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Oklahoma Christian University will present “Rock & the Rabbi” at 7 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hardeman auditorium. Tickets range from $15-$25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Oklahoma Children’s Theatre will present “Treasure Island” through Feb. 3. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit oklahomachildrenstheatre.org or call 606-7003.
Lyric Theatre will present “Some Enchanted Evening” through Feb. 16 at The Plaza, 1725 N.W. 16th Street in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lyrictheatreokc.com.
The 2013 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show will take place through Feb. 1 at the Edmond Downtown Community Center. For more information, call 340-4481 or visit edmondfinearts.com.
“Echoes and Rituals: The Artwork of Robert Taylor and Harvey Pratt” will be on display through Feb. 9 at Science Museum Oklahoma. For more information, visit
The Jewel Box Theatre will present “The 39 Steps” through Feb. 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jewelboxtheatre.org.
The Winter Readfest 2013 continues through Feb. 28 at the Edmond Library. Adults 18 and old with a valid library card can read books for fun and prizes. For more information, call 606-3835 or visit metrolibrary.org.
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Central community learns about water conservation
Edmond residents know about rain that falls from their roofs after a storm. Some may not know what kind of important role it plays in the nation’s water supply.
Tim Tillman, the University of Central Oklahoma’s sustainability coordinator, said UCO has a tradition of innovation in sustainable practices. Tillman said Earth Day, first brought to the campus more than 20 years ago, began that tradition.
During Tuesday’s Earth Day Fair, Jason Summers, a Coca-Cola account manager for on-premise sales, was giving away rain barrels and educating members of the Central Oklahoma community about the benefits of rain barrels.
Energy secretary touts CNG fleet conversion
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague said the state is leading the way in converting its fleet of vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.
And, he adds, the state is working to get federal officials engaged in moving its fleet of vehicles in Oklahoma to use CNG.
Teague made those statements Tuesday during a visit to Champion CNG, 13915 N. Harvey Ave. in Edmond. The visit also coincided with Earth Day.
3 Senate candidates say no to Sharia law
Whether to deport non-citizen Muslim men in the U.S. who believe violence is justified by Sharia law was a question asked to three of the seven Republicans running for the U.S. Senate.
The Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee hosted a debate recently in Oklahoma City. The office is being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
Congressman James Lankford said Great Britain has experimented with allowing certain pockets of their nation to function under Sharia law.
Local forecast includes multiple severe weather days
Severe thunderstorms will be possible in the area Wednesday and during the weekend.
The National Weather Service says severe storms are expected to develop near a dryline across western Oklahoma down into Texas late Wednesday afternoon. Primary concerns will be very large hail and damaging wind gusts.
During the evening and overnight hours, the storms are expected to form a squall line and move east into central portions of the state. As this occurs, the main threat will become damaging straight-line winds.
Authorities make 8th arrest in Logan Co. homicide
Authorities have arrested an eighth suspect in a homicide which involved the discovery of a badly burned body along a Logan County road.
On Jan. 31, firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire in a rural area located south of State Highway 33 between Langston and Guthrie, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Stephens stated in a previous report. While extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered a badly burned male body, Stephens said.
Citizens Caring for Children to participate in 1-mile walk
Citizens Caring for Children will join thousands of Oklahomans on Saturday for the fourth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes foster care awareness walk. The 1-mile walk will take place at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, from 9-11 a.m.
Police report home burglary outbreak in Edmond
Police said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to a string of residential burglaries with common occurrences.
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NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for “The Noisy Paint Box.” Deadline is 10 a.m. April 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.
UCO Cheer, Pom finish big at Nationals
The University of Central Oklahoma’s cheer and pom squads traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., April 10-12 for the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance College Nationals, bringing home second place trophies in All-Girl Cheer, Dance Hip Hop and Dance Team Division II, and fourth place in Coed Intermediate Cheer.
UCO presents Missouri poet laureate for reading
The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts will host a poetry reading from William Trowbridge, poet laureate for Missouri, 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts building on Central’s campus.
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