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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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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