May 2017 Around Town 1

Moore Business Offers Whole-body Cryotherapy

Cleveland County residents seeking noninvasive treatment options for pain management as well as overall health enhancement may wish to check out the range of services offered by ExpressCRYO, the leading provider of non-invasive, whole-body cryotherapy.

ExpressCRYO, which recently opened in Moore, offers plans to help with athletic recovery, pain management, and overall health, beauty and wellness. Its staff is dedicated to helping people of all ages and backgrounds improve their lives with the many benefits achieved with whole-body cryotherapy.

Options are tailored to meet each individual’s needs, whether you’re an elite athlete looking for recovery from competition or intense workouts, or an individual trying to relieve pain or recover from surgery, or just looking to rejuvenate your skin, look better and get a burst of energy.

ExpressCRYO uses only the best equipment to service their clients, and their whole-body cryosauna and compression therapy equipment is designed, engineered, tested and built in the USA.

For more information, visit the office, located in suite 10, 825 SW 19th St., in Moore or call 293.2796.

NAC Launches ‘Undercover Artists Series’

Everyone has an artist lurking within. That’s the thought behind Norman Arts Council’s new Undercover Artists program, a series of art workshops—led by some of Norman’s finest artists—debuting this spring.

The events are planned to celebrate individuals’ hidden creativity in a fun, collaborative environment. Amateurs are especially encouraged to join in, as Undercover Artists is as interested in engaging those who dabble, are just getting started in art or haven’t made a piece of art since their school days as those who practice daily. The workshops invite a variety of ages to join and cover an array of different media.

“Norman Arts Council works to support all forms of art and creativity, and that includes those who love to create something regardless of skill, experience or the time they are able to devote to it,” said Erinn Gavaghan, Norman Arts Council executive director. “These workshops are meant to be as enjoyable as they are informative, whether they become just a few hours of creative fun or a gateway into a long love affair with a new form of art.”

Acclaimed Norman photographer Shevaun Williams will lead a half-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at MAINSITE Contemporary Art that will help turn your vacation into a journey through photography. Williams will guide participants with tips that show you how to turn simple snapshots into works of art. The workshop will include a few hours of instruction about image capture, followed by a field trip through the Walker Arts District making images. The workshop is limited to 12 guests. Participants must bring their own camera or phone, along with a laptop that includes some version of photo editing software.

For more information on the Norman Arts Council’s Undercover Artists series, contact Joshua Boydston at or 360.1162.

PLS Offers Genealogy and Canning Workshops and More

May is a busy month at your Pioneer Library System branch libraries. Following are some highlights.


Canning: Preserve Your Harvest, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11–Brenda Hill of the Cleveland County Extension Service presents a workshop on locking in the seasonal flavors of spring foods in a canning event.

Norman Central

Three for Free! Genealogy Databases at PLS, 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17–Learn more about your family history through some of the resources available free of charge in Pioneer hometown libraries. Kathryn Ramsay, local history and genealogy librarian, will lead the program.

Norman West

Lunch and Listen, noon Wednesday, May 24–The library’s free concert series features flutist Janet Romanishin and pianist Susan Babcock.


Spring Children’s Clothing Swap, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13–Participants can bring clothing their children have outgrown and swap it out for items that they now can use.

Southwest Oklahoma City

Hands-Only CPR, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20–Instructors from Heartland CPR will demonstrate and supervise participants as they learn the technique. For teens or adults, and made possible by the Health Literacy Grant of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office, and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Martin Named as Norman Chamber’s President, CEO

Scott Martin, an OU alumnus with strong ties to Cleveland County, has been named as the new president and CEO of the Norman Chamber of Commerce. He will begin full time in that position on June 1.

Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from OU in 1995. While at OU, he served as student body president and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He worked from 1995 to 1999 for the City of Noble as projects director and public works director, and from 1999 to 2006 for the City of Norman as the assistant to the city manager. Martin won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives from District 46 in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. While away from the Capitol, he worked for Republic Bank & Trust.

Martin continues active membership in the Norman and Noble chambers of commerce, Norman Business Association, National Rifle Association, OU Alumni Association and United Way. He is a graduate of the Leadership Norman class of 2000.

Scott has been selected as one of OKC Business Journal‘s 40 Under Forty, the Journal Record‘s Achievers Under 40, and has received the State Chamber of Commerce’s Defender of Free Enterprise Award.

OCU President to Deliver OU Commencement Address

University of Oklahoma alumnus and president of Oklahoma City University Robert H. Henry will deliver OU’s Commencement address at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W. Brooks St.

Henry is a distinguished legal and foreign relations scholar, public servant and civic leader. Appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in 1994, he served as chief judge from January 2008 until June 2010. Prior to his service as chief judge, he served as attorney general of the state of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991 and also served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1976 to 1986, elected while still a student at the OU College of Law.

A leader in higher education, Henry was appointed as president of OCU in 2010. He previously served as dean and professor at OCU School of Law from 1991 to 1994.

A native of Shawnee, Henry received his bachelor’s degree in political science and a juris doctorate from OU in 1974 and 1976, respectively.

For more information about OU’s graduation ceremony, please visit

Charity Bowling Event Registration Open

Registration is being taken through May 9 for Hal Smith Restaurant Group’s Gutter Dance 14 charity bowling event. Proceeds from this bowling event, scheduled for Thursday, May 11, at the Sooner Bowling Center, 550 24th Ave., in Norman, go to support the operation of Camp ClapHans, a residential summer camp project of the J. D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities for boys and girls ages 8 to 18.

According to Greg Gaston, hospital spokesperson, the Gutter Dance is $200 for a team of four. Team registration includes a catered dinner, bowling ball and shoes, two lines of bowling and a chance to win a four-day, three-night trip for two to Branson, Missouri, courtesy of Reynolds Ford.

Gutter Dance 14 check-in and dinner for the teams is from 6 to 7 p.m., with bowling from 7 to 9 p.m. Dinner also is available for spectators for $10. Dinner tickets are available at the door.

Corporate sponsors of the Gutter Dance include Reynolds Ford, Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant, Republic Bank & Trust, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative and Norman Family Dentistry.

Registration forms are available at the Sooner Bowling Center and at the corporate sponsor’s locations or by contacting Gaston at or 307.2807.

Bowlers can register online by going to and clicking on the Gutter Dance reservation link. This link also is available on the Sooner Bowl Facebook page.

For more information about the Gutter Dance, contact Greg Gaston at 307.2807 or ggaston@jdmc,org.