Introducing the Oklahoma Senior Follies
Senior stars of the small and large screen and the stage will perform in an Oklahoma Senior Follies extravaganza Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21, at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 South May Ave.
The show will feature solos, duets, production numbers, choral selections, a dance troupe, a line dance group, a ventriloquist, pianists and country stars during the two productions, set for 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
This group of outstanding, involved, attractive women age 55 and over will be featured in the Senior Follies Extravaganza, along with the 2016 king, former state Gov. George Nigh. Former kings have been Leland Gourley, Barry Switzer and Dick Sias.
A new 501c3 entity, the Follies were founded through the vision of Bobbie Burbridge Lane and the Burbridge Foundation to promote, encourage and stimulate the social and active lives of Oklahoma seniors through example, reminding them to go out and use their talents for good. The Follies also sponsors the Joy Tour, which entertains seniors at assisted living, senior living and nursing homes centers throughout the Oklahoma City metro.
For tickets, call 682.7579.
Moore War Run Set for Aug. 27
Runners and walkers of all abilities, as well as volunteers, are invited to participate in the Eighth Annual Moore War Run Saturday, Aug. 27, benefiting all three high schools in the Moore Public School system.
The run begins at 7:30 a.m. at Moore High School and will end in front of the Old School building on Broadway. Finisher medals for all participants, a technical shirt and awards for the top finishers will be awarded in each division. To date, the run has raised over $75,000 for scholarships and to fund activities at these Moore schools.
Registration, volunteer information and more is available at moorewarrun.com.
Therapy Dogs, Health Fair and More on Tap
Norman Public Library Central
Sit, Stay, Read! 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23–The library welcomes therapy dogs Brinkley and Jessie to listen to young readers in a non-judgmental, comfortable atmosphere.
Train Days, Aug. 20 and 21 – The library’s Lowry Room will fill with model trains and displays in a scene for the young and young-at-heart.
Norman Public Library West
Book Lovers Day, Aug. 9–The day features an hour for children’s books with author Kristen Grace at 2 p.m., a teen book talk with author Ashley Nixon at 4 p.m. and a presentation for adults by author Charles Martin and composer Gabriel Gallear at 6 p.m.
Norman Music Institute presents Emily Mitchell, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26–The local musician will perform on the library’s baby grand piano.
Moore Public Library
Back-to-School Health Fair, 10 a.m. Aug. 9–The morning features health screenings, free haircuts, giveaways and more, geared to elementary school-age children.
Adult Coloring, 2 p.m. Aug. 31–The library’s monthly class taps into the new interest in coloring books for adults as a means of stress relief.
Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library
TweenScene Home Depot Outdoor Project, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9–Ages 7 to 12 can make a creation with supplies from local partners from the Home Depot.
Minecraft programs, 5 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26–The popular game is available on a free server for children ages 7 to 12.
Noble Public Library
Friends of the Noble Library Book Sale, Aug. 5-7–The annual sale helps the Friends of the Noble Library in its support of library endeavors throughout the year.
For a complete list of August events, check out pioneerlibrarysystem.org.
Warren Theatre Presents Check
The Moore Warren Theatre recently donated $3,825–proceeds from a breast cancer awareness fundraiser–to the Norman Regional Health Foundation. The Moore Warren participated in the company-wide fundraiser by selling Warren Theatres pink blankets last year. All of the proceeds from the Moore location will be donated to the Norman Regional Health Foundation.
The Norman Regional Health Foundation enhances excellent health care by advancing patient programs, supporting community health and wellness initiatives and awarding scholarships.
“The Foundation is grateful to Moore Warren Theatre in providing this generation donation which will support Norman Regional’s Breast Care Center,” said Foundation Director Erin Barnhart. “Thank you to everyone who purchased a pink blanket! These gifts help enhance the care for more than 20,000 patients who visit the Breast Care Center each year.”