Event to Benefit Colon Cancer Coalition

Whether your “thing” is running or walking, you’ll get your chance to put in your paces on Saturday, May 19, while also benefiting a worthy cause! Carrying the twin themes of “We’ve Got The Runs” and “Get Your Rear in Gear,” this 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run (and others being held across the country), is hosted by the Colon Cancer Coalition with the goal of raising awareness of colon cancer. It will take place at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, in Norman.

For registration and other information, please visit ColonCancerCoalition.org.

INTEGRIS Hospice: Volunteers Sought

INTEGRIS Hospice and the INTEGRIS Hospice House is seeking volunteers for their next training session. This free, in-depth training is open to all interested persons and provides the information needed to help hospice patients and support for their caregivers. 

INTEGRIS Hospice provides care in nine counties, including the metro and surrounding areas. Hospice care includes physical, spiritual and emotional support for the terminally ill. The hospice team is composed of the medical director, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and trained community volunteers. For more information about the volunteer program or to enroll for training, contact Carol Prewitt at 848.8884. 

First Liberty Bank Breaks Ground in Norman

First Liberty Bank broke ground on its new branch at 3400 24th Ave. NW in Norman March 30. “With strong family ties to the Norman area, I could not be more honored or fired up to lead this branch, said Cullin Faison, Norman Market president. “First Liberty Bank is committed to successful economic development in Norman, and this new facility will allow us to better serve customers who live, work and play in Norman and the surrounding communities.”

Born and raised in Norman, Faison is a proud alumnus of Norman North High School and earned his bachelor of business administration degree in entrepreneurship from Baylor University. Faison is a member of the Cleveland County YMCA, Junior Achievement, Norman Chamber of Commerce and Belmar Golf Club.

First Liberty Bank opened in 2006 with four employees working out of a trailer. First Liberty was the vision of a few local bankers and business people who wanted to build a bank that would offer value and service not seen anywhere else in the marketplace. 

Royal Bavaria Announces Musical Line-up

Andy Gmeiner, proprietor of Royal Bavaria, Brewery and Beergarten, 3401 S. Sooner Road in Moore, invites Cleveland County Lifestyle readers to come out and enjoy live music, offered Thursday through Saturday evenings, and sample their award-winning, authentic German music and brews. May 3: Kenneth Rich; May 4: Greg Singleton; May 5: TBA; May 10, Route 66; May 11: Heartbreak Rodeo; May 12: Redgrass Dirt Band; May 17: Perfect Body; May 18: Shawn Proffitt; May 19: Full Circle; May 24: Route 66; May 25: Perdido; May 26: TBA; May 31: Shawn Proffitt.

For more information, call 799.7666 or visit Royal-Bavaria.com.

Libraries Plan Events for All Ages

The annual Summer Reading Program is almost here, with activities kicking into full gear in June. But there still will be plenty happening this month in the Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County libraries.

Norman Central

May the Fourth Be With You! 4 p.m. Friday, May 4–It’s a celebration of all things Star Wars with a variety of activities planned for children and families.

Norman West

Summer Reading Kickoff Party, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29–The theme of this kickoff event is “Libraries Rock,” and it’s a chance to learn all about the special programs and activities coming to the library during the Summer Reading Program.


Estate Planning, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 16–Plan for the future of family by learning about probate, wills, trusts, durable and health care power of attorney and advanced directives. Led by attorney Carolie Rozell.


Using Medications Safely, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15–The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will present on making good choices about medication.

Southwest Oklahoma City

Friends of the SOKC Library Book Bazaar, May 10-12–The Library Friends group will host a sale with materials in a variety of genres.

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

Christian Brothers Automotive offers the following maintenance tips to help ensure your automobile remains running at peak efficiency during the hot summer months. (First in a two-part series; watch for the second half in the June Around Town.)

Get a full cooling system checkup. The radiator, coolant, belts, hoses, water pump and cooling fans all play major roles in keeping your engine’s temperature under control. A bad radiator core or worn hoses and belts can lead to overheating and major engine damage.

Check your tire pressure. Increased heat and road friction during the summer can lead to an increase in tire pressure and over inflation. Help your tires last longer by keeping the air pressure at the recommended levels. And have your tires rotated every 7,500 miles.

Change the oil. This is a basic tip, but one that is often neglected. Stick to your vehicle’s manufacturer recommended fluid change recommendations.

Christian Brothers Automotive offers two convenient locations: 3050 Yarbrough Way in Norman (217.4302) and 10311 S. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City (562.5233).