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.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present “Motion and Emotion” beginning 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.
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 Banana Slug String Band will perform in concert at 11 a.m. and againg at 2 p.m. in the Zoo Education Building at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The concert is free, but seating is limited. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit okczooed.com.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will present Bill Pickett at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Saturdays for Kids program. The event is open to children age 4-12. The program is free to participating families and includes museum admission. Reservations requested by noon, Feb. 1. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 478-2250, Ext. 264.
The Firehouse Art Center will present a chocolate festival beginning at 10:30 a.m. at 444 S Flood Ave. in Norman. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit normanfirehouse.com.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will present the “Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend” at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. Any ATM, credit or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.
Nichols Hills author Stanley F. Hupfield will sign copies of his book, “Political Malpractice,” from 1-3 p.m. at All About Cha Stylish Coffee, 3272 S. Broadway. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
The AARP Driver’s Safety Program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to preregister, call 341-9282.
Alexandre Schimpf 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 Thunder will meet up against the Dallas Mavericks at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Rob Glaubitz and Sallie Pollack 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 Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s private meeting room at 33rd St. and Broadway. The Alcoholic Anonymous Information Group will provide an overview of the program of AA through several speakers who will share their personal stories of recovery. For more information, call 642-8198.
Paint Your Art Out will present “New Hearts” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the Golden State Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.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.
The University of Cental Oklahoma will present “Anton in Show Business” at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 9 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 in Mitchell Hall Theater on UCO’s campus, 100 N. University Drive. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, “Anton in Show Business” conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” in American regional theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will present “Crimes of the Heart” through Feb. 9 in the City Space Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The First United Methodist Church in Guthrie will present a Groundhog Dinner and Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Building, 1201 South Division Street in Guthrie. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 282-4297.
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.
Lisa and Laura 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.
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Helping those who are overlooked
With a projected cost of $4.2 million for a new Men’s Center at the City Rescue Mission, Edmond Memorial High School students are hoping they can raise enough money to complete the project.
The student-led Swine Week goal is $375,000 for Memorial’s annual fundraiser, which ends March 14.
Each year for the past 28 years, Memorial students have taken to the streets, completed dares, held assemblies, silent auctions, custom car shows and contacted businesses and residents in order to raise mounder way.
“Whenever the City Rescue Mission presented to the Student Council we saw how they help families and we realized that if we ever have to find a place to stay there is one,” Ball said. “If we meet our goal we realize that we will impact the honey for Swine Week.
Eye doctor appeals city-imposed reverse office parking
The City of Edmond may need to step up its method of educating motorists who should be parking in a reverse angle in front of Dr. Brad Fielding's optometry office at 13 N. University Drive, said Nick Massey, city councilman. Massey has talked to a few people who are unhappy about the Bicycle Master Plan’s reverse angle parking the city implemented at Fielding’s office, he said. He thought the reverse parking plan was a dumb idea when he first learned about it.
Ex-fire official loses legal battle
An ex-fire official has lost his effort to get his job back after being fired due to allegations of gun play reported by a city employee.
Experts urge residents to change smoke alarm batteries
Changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms may rate pretty low on the exciting things to do scale, but it’s a simple act that can save lives.
Tank removal clears way for auxiliary project
Removal of a 10,000-gallon fuel storage tank takes the city one step closer toward construction of a new Edmond Police Department secondary work site.
Mid-day Friday, Oklahoma Environmental Services removed an underground tank from city-owned property located just west of the railroad tracks off 33rd Street. When the site is fully prepared, work will begin on a 15,000-square-foot structure that will house Edmond Police Department evidence and lab work and related functions.
Crime victims must re-register for notifications from Pardon and Parole Board
Attorney General Scott Pruitt Friday issued a consumer alert for crime victims to re-register for notices after data in a Pardon and Parole Board notification system was corrupted.
Downtown Library to close for new carpeting
The Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave., will be closed to the public from March 31 through April 27 for new carpet installation.
Warren graduates from basic infantry training
Army National Guard Pvt. Alec L. Warren has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions
Register for Youth Forestry Camp
Oklahoma Forestry Services is offering teens the opportunity to learn more about the forest while exploring Oklahoma’s natural resources in beautiful Beavers Bend State Park at its 58th Annual Youth Forestry Camp
Nonprofit, tribal, community and faith-focused grant writing seminar
The Citizen Potawatomi Tribe is presenting a seminar on grant writing geared toward nonprofit agencies, tribes, municipalities, schools, libraries and faith-based organizations.
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