Around Town 11

Chase Away Summer Blues at 
a Library Near You

Dancing, exercises, gaming challenges, an entrepreneur camp for teens–and of course, lots of reading opportunities–and more are on tap this month at a Pioneer System Library near you.

Norman Public Library Central: Sugar Free Allstars Family Funk Dance Party, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 6; Bath Lab 2.0, 10 a.m. June 11; Dino O’Dell Blast Off to Health, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 13; Saving the Universe, with the Oklahoma Museum Network, 2 p.m. June 14; Summer Olympic Sports Science, with the Oklahoma Museum Network, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 20; Zoomba! with the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 27; and Make Your Dream Happen: An Entrepreneurship Camp for Teens, 8 a.m. June 28.

Norman Public Library West: Flexercize Extravaganza with Adam and Kizzie, 10 a.m. June 4; a book discussion with author Bob Magarian, 3 p.m. June 12; Sugar Free Allstars Family Funk Dance Party, 2 p.m. June 14; Minecraft Redstone Challenge, 2 p.m. June 28; and Science of Sports: Stranger Than Fiction, 2 p.m. June 29.

Moore Public Library: Summer Reading Program Kickoff and Parade, 10 a.m. June 1; Sugar Free Allstars Family Funk Dance Party, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 7; Dino O’Dell Blast Off to Health, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 14; Summer Olympic Sports Science, with the Oklahoma Museum Network, 2 and 6:30 p.m. June 21; and Tai Chi for Children, 2 p.m. June 28.

Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library: Summer Reading Program Kickoff, 4:30 p.m. June 2; On Your Mark, Start the Art, 2 p.m. June 6; Super Sports Wednesdays, 2 p.m. June 8 and 22; Dino O’Dell Blast Off to Health, 2 p.m. June 18; and Science Museum Olympics, 2 p.m. June 24.

Noble Public Library: Summer Reading Program Kickoff, 10 a.m. June 6; Kids Summer Games Camp, 10 a.m. June 8-10; Dino O’Dell Blast Off to Health, 10 a.m. June 13; An Exercise in Taste, with Food for Thought Learning Institute, 6 p.m. June 21; and Not Your Mama’s Hula Hoop, with Kelsey Hoops, 2 p.m. June 30.

For a complete calendar of events, visit PioneerLibrarySystem.org.

Safety Town Returns to 
Sooner Mall

Registration continues for Safety Town, a 39-year Norman tradition that teaches children ages 5 and 6 the importance of bicycle, fire and personal safety. The free classes are 50 minutes in length. To participate, children must be 5 years old no later than June 1, 2016.

Conducted in a “safety village” on the northeast corner of the Sooner Mall parking lot, classes are led by members of the Norman Police Department along with visiting instructors from the Norman Fire Department and EMSTAT.

Each Safety Town session consists of three classes offered weekdays at 9, 10:10 and 11:20 a.m. Class sessions run June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24 and June 27–July 1. Evening classes are held the weeks of June 6 and June 20 beginning at 6.

To register, visit the Sooner Mall website.

Safety Town is presented by Sooner Mall and the City of Norman with the assistance of local sponsors Sooner Rotary Club, Al’s Bicycles and Signs Now.

Sooner Mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing and developing high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

Norman Community Foundation Awards Grants, Scholarships

The Norman Community Foundation recently awarded grants to the Norman Arts Council and the National Weather Museum and Science Center and scholarships to two local students.

With the grant, the Norman Arts Council will create a partnership with the Norman Public Schools and more than 30 arts organizations to provide the “Arts in Education” program to kindergarten through eighth-grade students. This partnership will provide high-quality visual arts education and scholarships for underserved students.

The grant to the National Weather Museum and Science Center will provide funds for an interactive display project that will engage patrons in weather concepts and provide information about how to protect against injury and death during extreme events such as tornadoes, flash floods and lightning.

Receiving scholarships were Sadie Sieck, the daughter of Chris and Betsy Sieck and a Norman North High School student, and Benjamin Avert, the son of Edward Averyt and a Mount Saint Mary High School student.