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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EF-5 tornado called 'worst in history'
President Barack Obama pledged the federal government’s full support for disaster relief in what is being called one of the most devastating tornadoes in history. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed a team to the state.
Edmond detective describes tornado devastation
Like other Oklahomans, Edmond Police Detective Marion Cain was keeping an eye on the weather Monday.
The storm, which produced the tornado began at 2:45 p.m., about 4.4 miles west of Newcastle and its 20-mile long path went through Newcastle, Moore and south Oklahoma City. About 10 minutes after it formed, it was already causing EF4 damage. Maximum winds of the tornado, upgraded to an EF5, were 200-210 mph, according to information released at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service. Its estimated maximum width was 1.3 miles.
UPDATE: How to donate, find drop-off locations for relief supplies
Below is a listing of where donations may be taken in the Edmond area to help the Moore/Oklahoma tornado victims:
• The Edmond Sun is serving as a drop-off location for the downtown Edmond area. Supplies only may be dropped off at 123 S. Broadway and residents may use the backdoor to enter the building. Parking is available behind the building at the Festival Market Place. From 5-10 p.m. donations may be taken to Café Evoke, 103 S. Broadway.
• Edmond North High School is serving as a drop-off location for bottled water through today
• Memorial High School is serving as a drop-off location for food through today.
• Santa Fe High School is serving as a drop-off location for supplies such as work gloves, tools, etc. through today.
Edmond high schools aid Moore, OKC tornado victims
Sometimes good things come from texting.
Monday afternoon, Sydney Richardson, who will be Santa Fe’s student body president next year, was driving home and it was raining. Once home, she talked to her mother, who told her about the tornado in Moore. Then she began seeing the damage on TV.
“It was devastating,” Richardson said. “We watched it all night long. I just felt like we needed to do something immediately.”
City schedules debris collection for May 28
The City of Edmond’s Field Services Division of Public Works will be collecting storm-related debris from the May 19 tornado in accordance with the City of Edmond’s Emergency Operation Plan’s Level Two Response.
Affected areas where debris pick up will occur include in the area beginning one-half mile south of 15th Street to 33rd Street and from Boulevard Avenue east to I-35; and the Territories and Timberlake additions. Please see the map for clarification. Pick up is available for residential homes located within the designated boundaries.
Tree debris must be cut into no more than 6-foot sections and must be placed by the curb of the residence no later than 8 a.m. May 28. Crews will begin collection on Tuesday and continue until they have covered the area.
Storm shelter inquiries up; customers take a number
After the horrific tornado set down in Moore Monday afternoon, storm shelter inquiries hit new highs.
Tuesday Ashley Cunningham, office manager for Red Dirt Septic on Waterloo Road in Edmond, and Mark Webb, owner of the Armor Vault Tornado Shelter in Oklahoma City, said their phones have been ringing consistently starting Monday afternoon.
Insurers respond to Moore disaster
Insurers, like other agencies related to the Moore tornado disaster, are assessing the damage.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has made an emergency declaration, allowing out-of-state adjusters to work storm damaged areas, said agency spokeswoman Calley Herth. It’s too soon to have tabulated damage estimates, Herth said.
“We are working hard to collect any and all numbers, but it’s just too soon at this moment,” she said.
AG issues charity fraud and schemes alert
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a warning for Oklahomans and donors around the country to beware of charity fraud and scams following the severe storms in Oklahoma.
VIDEO: Pres. Obama's remarks on the Okla. tornado
President Obama speaks on Monday's deadly Okla. tornado.
- Photos: Aftermath of massive tornado in Moore Storm victims were pulled from the rubble and residents began surveying the damage late Monday and early Tuesday in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, where a powerful tornado destroyed entire neighborhoods and left dozens dead.
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