Around Town 10

Job Fair, Music and More

on Tap Through PLS

Kicking off the May events schedule throughout the Pioneer Library System is a jazz concert on Sunday, May 1. Local jazz band Shade of Blue will present the 4 p.m. free concert in the /snak/ Café area of the Norman Library West.

Beginning May 2, the whole family can learn some of the basics of the low-impact art of Tai Chi at the Southwest Oklahoma City library. Tai Chi for All Ages, taught by a certified Tai Chi instructor, also will be held at 4:30 p.m. on May 9, 16 and 23.

Looking for a job, or a better job, perhaps? Don’t miss the Community Job Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Moore library. Several dozen local employers will be on-hand to share information with prospective employees.

Family Game Night: Lego Battles will be the featured event at the Noble library on Friday, May 20. Bring a few family members and compete in these competitions using supplies provided by the library. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Norman Central’s monthly People vs. Boardom event for teens is set from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21. This month, Dungeons and Dragons and other adventure games will be the focus.

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The Station at Central Park

Announces May Events

Central Park in Moore–featuring state-of-the-art recreation and aquatics centers as well as a host of other amenities for young and old–held its public grand opening ceremonies on April 16.

The 51-acre park also boasts an amphitheater, 21.7-mile-long multipurpose lighted trail, handicap-accessible playground and multipurpose pavilion/farmers’ market.

Numerous special events are planned this spring (and beyond) at the park. Every Friday through September, park visitors, including employees at nearby businesses, are invited to Lunch at Central Park. Food trucks offer Mexican fare, barbecue, and hot dogs and hamburgers.

The family-friendly movie 
Minions will be shown at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, May 27. Come early for a night under the stars; complimentary popcorn and $1 snow cones will be available. On, Saturday, May 28, area residents are invited to kick off summer with a concert featuring several bands. The fun will begin at 11 a.m. and continue through 8 p.m.

For more information on Moore’s newest, grandest park, visit

Norman Regional Moore

Sets Opening Celebration

The long-awaited Norman Regional Moore will celebrate its opening with a morning of activities on Saturday, May 7. It is scheduled to welcome its first patients later this month.

Beginning at 9 a.m., members of the public are invited to tour the facility. Other events include a flag dedication ceremony; live performance by country music star Kellie Coffee; and “Tour-a-Truck” with EMSSTAT, the Moore police and fire departments, and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Bounce houses, giveaways and prize drawings will round out the fun.

The $32 million facility was rebuilt after the former Moore Medical Center was destroyed–thankfully, without loss of life or injury to any of the patients, staff or visitors–by an EF-5 tornado on May 20, 2013.

The new four-story structure will offer a wide variety of services, including a 24/7 Emergency Department featuring a fast-track area for minor illnesses and injuries.

Boutique-style Assisted Living

Coming Soon at Rivendell

LEGEND AT RIVENDELL, scheduled to open this month, will offer an enhanced alternative to traditional assisted living with a “boutique-style” premium level of service and attention.

HIGHLANDS is designed to cater to seniors who require or desire a higher level of personal assistance and specialized care. A higher staff-to-resident ratio, including around-the-clock licensed nursing staff, allows for an unmatched level of individual, hands-on attention.

HIGHLANDS is an exclusive neighborhood located within the Legend™ at Rivendell community and offers private residential suites, including kitchenettes and bathrooms with large, wheelchair-accessible showers.

In addition to higher levels of continuous expert health care services, residents will enjoy the convenience and dedicated support of their very own Personal Steward. Much like a personal assistant, the Personal Steward is available to help with any and all individual needs and inclinations.

When needs or wants exceed that of a traditional assisted living community, and going home is not an option, HIGHLANDS offers a distinctive alternative. To learn more, contact Rita Myers at 691.2300 or

Christian Brothers Automotive

Announces New Ownership

Christian Brothers Automotive-Norman, which was voted “Best Automotive Repair Shop” in The Norman Transcript’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, now has a new owner: Curtis Henning.

Henning invites established and new customers to visit their shop where, he says, “we offer a luxury home-like atmosphere in our waiting room, free wi-fi, complimentary drinks and a free shuttle service to accommodate your busy schedule while they work on your vehicle.

“Our technicians are ASE-certified Master Techs with a combined 49 years of total experience,” Henning noted, adding that they boast “state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, making diagnoses complete and accurate.”

Christian Brothers offers a standard-setting 24-month or 24,000-mile warranty on both parts and service for most work performed.

Christian Brothers Automotive is located at 3050 Yarbrough Way. To schedule an appointment, call 701.1811.