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  Event Description Time / Location
3/14 - 4/25 Pioneer Library System’s Big Read EVENTS

Pioneer Library System’s Big Read BOLD BOOK TALK
Friday, March 14 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art @ OU This is an evening that could be described as “Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man..."  by TRUE GRIT outlaw, Ned Pepper. This year’s Big Read book discussion is bold with a mix of art, music and literature at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art @ OU. This year's Big Read scholars gather with us and enjoy live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. while we browse a newly opened Allen Houser exhibit never before on display. The discussion is 7 to 8 p.m. with more music and art until 8:30 p.m. Copies of TRUE GRIT by Charles Portis will be available to attendees, free, while they last. This event is being presented as part of the museum's Art a la Carte program in conjunction with the Norman Art Council's Second Friday Circuit of Art.

SCHOLAR LED Book Discussions across the system:

BLANCHARD - MARCH 25, TUES - 5:30 P.M. - DR. SUSAN KATES

MCLOUD - MARCH 18, TUES -6 P.M. - DOUG WATSON

MOORE - MARCH 17, MON - 5:30 P.M. - CHRISTINE FARRIS

NEWCASTLE - APRIL 10, THUR - 5:30 P.M. - KEN HADA

NOBLE - MARCH 25, TUES - 6:30 P.M. - BILL HAGEN

NORMAN - MARCH 30, SUN - 2 P.M. - BILL HAGEN

PURCELL - APRIL 8,  TUES - 6 P.M. - KEN HADA

SHAWNEE - APRIL 10, THUR - 7 P.M. - BILL HAGEN

South OKC - APRIL 23, WED - 11 A.M. - KEN HADA

TECUMSEH - MARCH 20, THURS - 7 P.M. - BILL HAGEN

PLS True Grit FREE Movie @ Warren Theatre in Moore
March 27 @ 6:30 p.m. See the 2010 Cohen brothers' screenplay of True Grit by Charles Portis starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon. There will also be a costume contest, prizes and a premier screening of The True True Grit Documentary produced by University of Oklahoma Video and Media Services. The documentary explores the Oklahoma locations in the book which were filmed out of state in both movie versions. Register to attend and be entered to win a drawing that evening for framed western art. Limited seating is also available at the door. Come in costume for fun. Books are free this evening as long as available. PLS True Grit FREE Movie @ Cinema Center 8 in Shawnee Thursday, April 3 @ 6:30 p.m. (see description for Warren showing)

Norman’s 89er Day Parade Themed ‘True Grit’
April 12 @ 10:30 Norman’s 89er Day Parade celebrates Norman’s founding on the anniversary of the land run of 1889. It has been in existence since 1984, has an expected 85 entries. Will begin at Comanche Street and travel west toward Flood. The reviewing stand will be right at the end of the parade. The Wild West Crew will travel on to the fairgrounds along with the wagon train and horses (roundup clubs).

Family Fun Fair @ the Fairgrounds
April 12 @ 11:30 a.m. (after the 89er Day parade) until 2 p.m. (beginning of the Wild West Show) After the parade, bring the family to the Fun Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Step back in time and enjoy free, family activities recreating the bygone era of True Grit. Game booths with prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, performances, costumed characters are all part of the fair until the Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show at  2 p.m. in the fairgrounds arena.

Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show
April 12 @ 2 p.m. @ Cleveland County Fairgrounds Experience an authentic recreation of Pawnee Bill's original Wild West Show. Transport yourself back in time to the Old West and witness trick roping, trick shooting trick riding, and more. This show is based on stunts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show that toured the country and amazed spectators over 90 years ago. In the tradition of the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show the show cast will parade throughout downtown as part of the 89er Day parade. Generations past followed the show from railroad unloading sites to the arenas. Come to Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show, one of the longest-running, historically accurate shows of its kind, for a unique entertainment experience.

 

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4/19 House of Healing, Inc. Easter Run

Family fun day! Easter egg hunt, 5K, 10K and 1 mile fundrun Saturday April 19, 2014 Egg hunt is at 9:00 All races start at 9:30 The Cube 2900 N. Council Road Bethany 73008 register at www.house-of-healing.org all proceeds go to support House of Healing, Inc. a Christ centered residential home for teen girls 13-17.

9am, at 2900 N. Council Road Bethany , OK
4/21 House of Healing, Inc. Fundraiser

4- Person SCRAMBLE Monday April 21, 2014 Oak Tree Country Club 700 Country Club Drive Edmond, OK 73025 Between N. KellyAve. And Heritage Blvd. Shotgun Start @ 1:00 pm – Lunch Served Starting At 11:30 am Awards Presentation Following the Tournament Flight awards - Door Prizes - Skill Prizes Early Bird: Before March 24, 2014 $750 per Team Shirts provided to all teams paid by March 24 After March 24, $1000 per Team Our Mission: To heal the broken hearts of those in our care as we educate, guide, and counsel; sharing our life experience, our strength, and our hope. Kathy (405) 250-4111 All proceeds benefit House of Healing, Inc.

1pm, at 700 Country Club Drive Edmond, OK
4/26 Friends of Tuttle Public Library Fundraiser

The Friends of Tuttle Public Library and United Electronic Recycling will have a HUGE recycling event April 26 from 9am-2pm at Snow Hill Baptist Church, Hwy 37 & Morgan Rd, Tuttle. All electronics, working or non-working. Routers, computers, cell phones, tires, appliances, radios, anything with a cord or battery. Any questions call Byron Conley 405-506-2147-ofc, or 405-919-7726-cell.

9am-2pm, at Snow Hill Baptist Church
4/26 The Bark for Life

The Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the caregiving qualities of our canine companions. Join us on April 26, 10:00-1:00 at Kiwanis Park, 501 E. Main in Moore. For registration information visit our Facebook page, Bark for Life-Moore, OK.

10:00am - 1:00pm, at 501 E. Main in Moore, OK
4/28 The Fourth Annual Bobwhite Scramble

The Fourth Annual Bobwhite Scramble, benefiting the Youth Programs of Central Oklahoma Quail Forever, will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at River Oaks Golf Club. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1pm, registration/check-in opens at 1130am. The cost is $125/player, $450/team ($115/player, $425/team before 4/7/14) and includes golf fees, dinner, awards, gift bag, and UNLIMITED DRINKS INCLUDING DOMESTIC BEER on the course. For more information and to register, visit our website www.BobwhiteScramble.com or email info@centralokquailforever.org.

11:30am, at River Oaks Golf Club
4/28 Central Oklahoma Quail Forever

Central Oklahoma Quail Forever is a local, non-profit wildlife conservation organization. We will be hosting the Fourth Annual Bobwhite Scramble on April 28 at 1pm, at River Oaks Golf Club. Our golf tournament raises money that funds our youth outreach programs and events each year. Together with our major tournament sponsor, Access Sports, and many other generous sponsors and donors, we create a fun and memorable golf experience for our players and raise money that ultimately gets Oklahoma kids off their couches and into the outdoors. We are still accepting player registrations and would like to add our event to your calendar or possibly have the date announced on the air if you have any segments dedicated to local charitable events. More information about our organization and the tournament may be found at www.BobwhiteScramble.com.

1pm, at River Oaks Golf Club
5/3 The JDRF Hope Gala

The 17th Annual Hope Gala and the 1st Annual "Run for the Roses" Hope Gala on Saturday, May 3rd at Cox Convention Center. The Kentucky Derby themed event will include a hat contest, derby raffle, live and silent auctions, and more. Dress in your best evening attire or wear your best derby inspired attire and join us for this unforgettable night as we continue our journey to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

., at Cox Convention Center
5/4 The Eagle Run

The Eagle Run is a 1 Mile - 5K Run / Walk and Toddler Dash that will take place Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at Eagle Heights Church, OKC. Funds raised will benefit children by reducing costs to CrossTimbers Adventure Camp and providing camping necessities along with their transportation. Where: Eagle Heights Church 12001 S. Portland Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73170 When: May 4, 2014 Time: 3:00 pm Cost: $30.00 For further information, please contact jayme@eagleheightschurch.net.

3:00pm, at 12001 S. Portland Avenue OKC, OK
5/17 Indie Trunk Show

There is a newsworthy local event happening in OKC on May 17th at the state fairgrounds! This event has the potential to really boost local business sales, which improves our community. Indie Trunk Show OKC is all about the local crafters, artists, and businesses of Oklahoma! All vendors either sell handmade goods,vintage style decor/accessories, repurposedfurniture/home decor, or are locally owned small boutiques. Shopping local supports our community! Free Admission!!!! It will be at the state fairgrounds' Hobbies Arts & Crafts Building from 10am-5pm. More information is available at www.indietrunkshowokc.com Also, check out our facebook at www.facebook.com/indietrunkshow.

10am-5pm, at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
5/24 Bethany 66 Festival

Between Asbury and College Streets, south of Route 66. BETHANY 66 FESTIVAL includes musical entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, car/truck/motorcycle show, children's parade, and lots of family-friendly fun. Best of all, it's FREE!

10am-4pm, at Downtown Bethany
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