June 2018 Around Town

Library Events Target Children, Teens and Adults

Summer’s here, and that means busy times for the Pioneer Library System.

Norman Central

At 2 p.m. Mondays, events for children up to age 11 and their families will include “Lights! Music! Circus!” with the group Juggle Whatever and a dance party.

Norman West

Jazz in June will feature appearances at the library June 14-16. Among the activities are clinics led by Eric Gales and the duo Ryan and Ryan, as well as the performance “Brass Tactics” by The Huntertones.


The Summer Academy of Reading takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings with a variety of activities geared to children in second and third grades. There also will be multiple programs for younger children, teens and adults.


STEAM Fridays give children a look into the world of science and technology through activities like building with K’Nex kits, making music with DJ Boards and exploring the library system’s Maker Mobile.

Southwest OKC

The library is “rocking” with Tuesday afternoon activities for children. Participants will learn about various aspects of music, including working with stringed instruments and crafts based on Pete the Cat’s “Rocking in My School Shoes.”

Live Music on Tap During June at Royal Bavaria

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.

June’s lineup: June 1, Perfect Body; June 2, Greg Singleton; June 7, Route 66; June 8, Shawn Proffitt; June 9, Redgrass Dirt Band; June 14, Perfect Body; June 15, Greg Singleton; June 16, John the Franklin; June 21, Kenneth Rich; June 22, Sax & Axe; June 23, Shawn Proffitt; June 28, Route 66, June 29, Perfido; June 30, TBA.

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. (Second of two parts.)

Have your air conditioner checked. If your refrigerant levels are low or if you have a leak in the system, that family road trip in July will be tough.

Check your serpentine belt and other belts and hoses. Extra heat in the summer can cause extra wear. Replace worn belts and hoses before they break and leave you stranded.

Check your suspension system for wear. With more driving comes more risk of a suspension issue. Is your steering not as sharp? Or do you hear a grinding or knocking sound at the wheels? Ball joints, CV joints and other suspension parts need to be inspected for safety.

Christian Brothers Automotive offers two convenient locations for our readers: 3050 Yarbrough Way in Norman (701.1811) and 10311 S. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City (692.5461).

Moore High School Class of 1968 Sets Reunion

The Moore High School Class of 1968 is celebrating its 50th Reunion Friday and Saturday, June 29-30. As the first graduating class from what was then the “new” (and only) Moore High School facility located at 300 North Eastern, this class and the Moore High School campus are both celebrating their 50th anniversary.

If you graduated in 1968 from MHS and haven’t received a letter from the committee, contact Kathie Jury Linders at kathielinders@cox.net.

Friday activities include golfing and a casual mixer at Hollywood Corners, 4712 North Porter, in Norman.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, a tour of the Moore High School is being planned, followed by a light brunch. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, music and fellowship will be offered at a mixer set for Saturday night at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive, Norman. Cost is $45 per person and reservations. To respond, contact David Purcer at dpurcer@cox.net.

The MHS reunion committee also extends an invitation to all Moore High School graduating classes to attend the celebration. Contact Purcer for ticket information.  

Red Earth Festival Returns to OKC

The Red Earth Festival, named to the Top 10 Best Art Festival in America list by USA Today/10Best readers, returns June 8-10 to Oklahoma City.

This year’s festival expands to Myriad Botanical Gardens with food trucks, children’s activities and entertainment. Also new this year will be an “Ask the Expert” event and a traditional Native American Hand Game Tournament sponsored by the Oklahoma City Powwow Club.

A parade, art market and powwow continue as the mainstays of the festival. For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit RedEarth.org.