Libraries Plan Activities
for Tots to Adults
All Cleveland County branches of the Pioneer Library System have scheduled a range of activities to engage toddlers and teens as well as adults throughout December.
Norman Public Library Central
Laser Cutting Racing Derby, noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 27-30–The Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile visits during the holiday break for a week of racers to produce their own derby racer with the machine before racing the cars on Dec. 30.
Norman Public Library West
Author Jocelyn Pedersen, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4–The Norman author will speak about her new work An Eye for an Eye in a presentation and book signing.
Moore Public Library
Crayon Drip Holiday Ornament workshop, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13–This event for teens in grades 6-12 takes crayons, blank ornaments and hair dryers and uses them together to create festive holiday decorations. Registration is required.
Noble Public Library
American Girl Book Discussion, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 and 14–Ages 9-12 will discuss the book Samantha’s Surprise: A Christmas Story and also take part in related activities, games and crafts.
Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library
Penn Avenue Literary Society, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8–The library’s monthly adult book discussion group meets the second Thursday of the month, and December’s discussion is on Almost Famous Women by Meagan Mayhew Bergman. Copies of the book can be checked out.
1902 Limo Unique in the State
There’s a new limo service in Cleveland County, and people are taking notice!
Tyson Heltzen, who has operated car dealerships in Edmond and Norman, picked up his first limousine, a 24-passenger Hummer Limo, in September 2015. As a result of a chance, in-flight encounter with a fellow Sooner fan while en route to Chicago, Heltzen was invited to meet Donald Trump and move his entourage when the presidential contender and his entourage came to Oklahoma for the state fair that year. That served as his first-ever booking, and probably his most memorable to date.
Since then, Heltzen has worked to build a limousine service, 1902 Limo, that is unique in the state.
“Though we may not be the biggest in size, we have the newest limousines in Oklahoma and definitely hold the landmark for longest in the state (almost 40 foot and 3 axles), highest seating capacity (26) in a limo in the state, and the COOLEST limo in the state with a Dodge Challenger (two-door sports car) made into a limo with Lamborghini doors on the front and double gull wing doors in the back,” he said.
1902 Limo also offers a version of black car/corporate service with its CEO Executive Package Escalade, featuring controlled lighting, private stereo controls, DVD player with HD TV, and a wet bar that separates the passengers from the driver, which makes it legal for passengers to consume alcoholic beverages while traveling.
Through their fleet and group of affiliates, 1902 Limo offers five late-model party buses that can carry from 23 to 25 passengers, five SUV stretch limos that can carry between 12 and 26 passengers, two stretch sedans and one two-door stretch sports car, which he calls a fan favorite.
1902 Limo boasts some of the most experienced and courteous limo drivers in the business, Heltzen added.
For more information, call 799.1902, or visit 1902Limo.com. 1902 Limo is located at 1113 SE 51st in Oklahoma City.
Governor’s Arts Awards
The Oklahoma Arts Council recently announced the names of 13 individuals and eight organizations that will be honored for their contributions to the arts in Oklahoma during the 41st Annual Governor’s Arts Awards on Dec. 7.
Gov. Mary Fallin will present the awards during a special ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. in the fourth-floor rotunda at the Oklahoma Capitol. A reception will follow outside the Betty Price Gallery in the Capitol’s first floor rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.
Honorees from Cleveland County are:
Fowler Automotive of Norman, Business in the Arts Award recognizing individuals, businesses and corporations that exhibit outstanding support of the arts in Oklahoma.
World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma, Media in the Arts Award given to an individual member of the media or media outlet that demonstrates commitment to the arts in Oklahoma documented through public awareness, support, fairness, initiative, creativity and professionalism in reporting.
Carol Armstrong of Norman, Community Service Award recognizing individuals for significant contributions to the arts in specific Oklahoma communities in the areas of leadership and volunteerism.
State Rep. Scott Martin of Norman, George Nigh Public Service in the Arts Award recognizing Oklahoma government officials or entities for outstanding support of the arts.
Is “So Much More . . .”
The newest addition of Memory Care in southwest Oklahoma City is a 50-bed residence designed specifically for those residents suffering with memory loss, particularly the many forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, plaguing our senior population today.
The community at SW-OKC Autumn Leaves is light, open, has a built in walking track and a patio where residents can go without supervision. Several residents are proud to be members of the “Trailblazers” walking club, where they visit different cities along their designated track to reminisce about places they’ve visited in their lifetimes.
A favorite feature of residents and family members alike is the non-stop “life-engagement” activities provided for mental stimulation seven days a week.
Another favorite of the families is the monthly “chef’s table,” when families can join their loved ones for food, fellowship and entertainment.
Family members say coming to visit their loved ones is like “coming home” because they always feel so welcome.
Boasting several 5-star ratings for quality of service, the SW-OKC Autumn Leaves is just one of approximately 40 specialized memory care residences owned by The LaSalle Group throughout the Midwest and Florida. Each Autumn Leaves community is dedicated totally to memory care and has the latest technology available to help care for those residents needing supervision and assistance, even when they can’t call for help.