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Benefit Golf 
Tournament Scheduled

Registration is still being taken for the Helping Friends Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, set for Monday, Sept. 19, at the John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all registered teams, and an awards ceremony, social hour and silent auction will follow the tournament.

Proceeds will go to the Helping Friends Foundation, a Norman-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for terminally ill and homebound patients through improving their quality of life, granting special wishes or providing education on home health and hospice care.

To register a team, become a golf tournament sponsor or for more information, contact Danna Fowble, foundation director, at 664.0270 or

Pokemon Party, Crafts and More on Tap

Activities for people of all ages is planned this month at the Pioneer Library System branches in Cleveland County.

Norman Central

Fiscally Fit Bootcamp, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28–A free four-week workshop led by financial instructors will give participants ideas to build financial strength. Ages 18 and up. Dinner provided for each participant each week.

Norman West

Third Friday Celtic Music Night, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16–It’s a night of traditional Irish and American tunes to listen to, or join in on during the hour-long session.


Monthly Maker Meetup, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12–Those who have a passion for crafting, crocheting or generally creating are invited to come share projects and ideas. The group generally meets the first Monday of the month, but is a week later in September due to Labor Day.


Lilly Open House, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27–The popular character from the Kevin Henkes book series welcomes local first-graders and their families to the library.

Southwest Oklahoma City

Pokemon Party, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29–The library’s first Pokemon Party will include crafts, games and other activities based on the popular card game and cartoon series. Activities are geared to ages 5 to 12.

For a complete list of September events, check out the library website,

Allied Arts Raises Funds for the Arts

Despite a difficult economic climate, Allied Arts’ 2016 fundraising campaign, which closed on June 30, raised more than $2.98 million for central Oklahoma’s arts community.This brings the total raised by Allied Arts to more than $60 million for the local arts community in its 45-year history.

Funds are distributed to local nonprofit arts organizations and help ensure that they have the resources they need to remain strong, reach underserved populations and offer quality programming to the public. This year’s fundraising efforts were chaired by Karen Delaney and Michael Laird. Leading the charge among corporate donors were Allied Arts Visionaries – The Chickasaw Nation, Devon Energy Corp., E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and OGE Energy Corp.

Allied Arts member agencies located in Cleveland County are Cimarron Opera, the Firehouse Art Center and Sooner Theatre.

For more information, contact Allied Arts at 278.8944 or visit