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 email@example.com 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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SLIDESHOW: Freezing temps keep many at home Friday
Edmond residents awoke to a winter wonderland and the realities of getting to their vehicles and driving on snow-packed streets. Even though the storm system began moving out of Oklahoma Friday, a state official cautioned residents to not disregard safety measures too soon.
During the coming days, the Edmond area will experience sub-freezing daytime temperatures and nighttime lows in the teens and single digits.
Logan Co. investigation nets 7 arrests
Logan County officers made seven arrests in an investigation stemming from the reported theft of a $45,000 John Deere Skid Steer, police said.
Friday morning, after a week-long investigation, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Stephens said earlier in the week the agency responded to a complaint from a victim of a larceny who had his John Deere Skid Steer stolen from Oklahoma City.
VIDEO: World reacts to death of Mandela
Nelson Mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid before leading South Africa in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. The iconic figure died Thursday at the age of 95.
Slick, hazardous streets cause more cancellations
Thursday's snow and sleet fall in Edmond and across the metro continues to impact schedules and events planned for this weekend.
South Africans mourn Nelson Mandela's death
South Africans flocked to the Johannesburg home of Nelson Mandela to mourn his death and pay tribute to a leader who led the nation out of racial discord by encouraging reconciliation.
Snow chances, bitter cold continue for Edmond
Snow chances and bitter cold temperatures continue for Edmond on the heels of the storm that created slick and hazardous streets.
The National Weather Service forecast called for a 40 percent chance of snow tonight and a 20 percent chance Sunday.
In addition to the slick and hazardous streets and highways, residents dealt with bitter cold temperatures. Highs were expected near 22 degrees on Friday, 20 on Saturday, 26 on Sunday and 22 on Monday. Lows were expected near 5 degrees Friday, 17 Saturday, 15 Sunday and 8 Monday.
Thursday evening, slick, snow-covered streets created havoc in Edmond as commuters and other motorists traveled to their destinations. Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said police officers were responding only to injury crashes.
Planners look at retail/urban housing mixes in downtown
A presentation by Freese Nichols consultants of Fort Worth was made Wednesday to city staff and leaders regarding the Downtown Master Plan.
The Central Edmond Urban Development Board has revisited plans made in a 1998 Downtown Master Plan through public meetings and presentations to protect the future development of Broadway.
“Right now we are at the point of providing an assessment of not only the physical environment, but also the market conditions,” said Wendy Shabay, an associate urban planner with Freese Nichols. The next meeting in January will focus on recommendations.
Volunteers keep HOPE Center afloat
HOPE Center of Edmond is the community’s compassionate response to families needing a helping hand. Giving of one’s time is valuable when it comes to helping the HOPE Center of Edmond fulfill its charitable mission.
The food and clothing closet for Edmond area residents offers a health clinic and limited emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, said Chris Sperry, executive director. The HOPE Health Clinic focuses on pre-natal and obstetrics care for women.
The annual Edmond Sun Samaritan Fund Drive has set a goal of raising $165,000 for HOPE.
Nearly 14,000 hours were donated by HOPE volunteers in 2012, Sperry said. Their hard work has a lasting impact on the community, she said. Many HOPE volunteers were themselves clients at one time needing temporary assistance.
St. Anthony announces new outpatient behavioral health facility in Edmond
St. Anthony is pleased to announce the opening of the new Outpatient Behavioral Health Edmond facility which will offer partial hospitalization programs as well as Intensive outpatient programs for both adult and senior patients.
These programs are designed to help those dealing with grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger control problems, panic attacks, poor overall functioning and other mental health issues.
Thunder plans Holiday Assist toy drive
The Oklahoma City Thunder will have a Toy Drive before Sunday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, collecting toys outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena starting at 4 p.m. The Toy Drive is part of the sixth annual Thunder Holiday Assist initiative, presented by Cox Communications.
Fans attending the game and those headed downtown Sunday evening are encouraged to stop by the tents outside the northeast and northwest arena entrances and donate new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.
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