Paint Your Art Out will present “Pop art Your Pet 3” 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 New Orleans Hornets at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center will present “Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Anna Somers Cocks: In Conversation” beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Blue Room at Chesapeake Energy, off of Western Ave. between N.W. 63rd St. and Classen Boulevard. Parking is available in the underground parking structure “Central Park” just west of Building 7. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call 951-0000 or email email@example.com.
The University of Central Oklahoma’s Student Programming Board will present “Invasion of the UC” from 7-10 p.m. in the Nigh University Ballrooms. The event is free and will feature carnival games like sumo wrestling and big shoe basketball, as well as free fair food, arcade games, and crafts. For more information, call 974-2363 or visit uco.edu/spb.
Tax help will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Help is available for e-filing only. For more information call 340-9282 or visit metrolibrary.org.
“Alphabet Soup” will close at the Paseo Originals Art Gallery, 2920 Paseo in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit paseooriginals.com.
The Winter Readfest 2013 continues through Feb. 28 at the Edmond Library. Adults 18 and older with a valid library card can read books for fun and prizes. For more information, call 606-3835 or visit metrolibrary.org.
“Brand New: An Exhibition of Brand Development Projects by Students of the Department of Design” will continue through March 28 in the Donna Nigh Exhibit Hall on the third floor of the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information, visit uco.edu/cfad.
The Oklahoma Children’s Theare will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” through March 8 at the Children’s Center for the Arts. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 951-0011 or visit oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
The China National Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant Road. Tickets range from $28-$68. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit armstrongauditorium.org.
The Jewel Box Theatre will present “Dilemmas With Dinner” through March 24. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jewelboxtheatre.org.
The UCO Kaleidoscope Dancers will perform in a series of concerts at 7:30 p.m. through March 2 in Mitchell Hall Theater on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Grass Harp,” at 8 p.m. through March 3 at the UCO Jazz Lab. Considered one of the lost treasures of musical theatre, this musical version of Truman Capote’s touching and whimsical novella, “The Grass Harp” brings a cast of lovable eccentrics and an atmosphere of homespun innocense to the stage. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
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.
The Cleveland Elementary Choir 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.
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.
“Love’s Labour’s Lost” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through March 2 at Reduxion Theatre, 1613 N. Broadway in Oklahoma City. Seating is limited. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 651-3191 or visit reduxiontheatre.com.
The City of Edmond will present a “Y & T Learn to Sew” class for children ages 6-17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the MAC, 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr. Cost is $10. For more information or to register, visit edmondok.com.
The City of Edmond will present an invasive species removal volunteer opportunity. From 4-6 p.m. at the Margaret Annis Boys Centennial Arboretum. Participants will learn about invasive trees in our area and the effects of urbanization on land management. Parking is available at Whispering Heights Park off of Meadow Ln, south of 33rd St. The arboretum entrance is just south of this area. Volunteers should bring work gloves and a bottle of water. For more information or to register, visit edmondok.com.
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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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