Purse-onality Fundraiser Set for Aug. 25

Full Circle Adult Day Center’s annual fun-filled “Purse-onality” fundraising luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Railhouse, 102 W. Eufaula St., in Norman. Attendees will enjoy a signature cocktail and dessert catered by Abbey Road Catering; a silent and live auction of a variety of purses; and individual gift bags and door prizes.

A pre-paid reservation of $65 is required. Proceeds will go toward scholarships, the new building fund and a $30,000 matching grant. To register, contact Full Circle at 447.2955 or contactus@fullcircleok.org by Aug. 10.

Royal Bavaria Announces Band Lineup

The following performers and bands are scheduled to perform in the Royal Bavaria Beergarten during August (Thursday-Saturday nights).

Aug. 2 – Route 66; Aug. 3 – Kenneth Rich; Aug. 4 – Hunter Thomas; Aug. 9 – Perdido; Aug. 10 – Full Circle; Aug. 11 – Redgrass String Band; Aug. 16 – Shawn Proffitt; Aug. 17 – Sax & Axe; Aug. 18 – Heartbreak Rodeo; Aug. 23 – Route 66; Aug. 24 – Perfect Body; Aug. 25 – John the Franklin; Aug. 30 – TBA; Aug. 31 – Shawn Proffitt.

Royal Bavaria Restaurant, Brewery and Beergarten offers a family-friendly environment. Come out for some great live music, authentic German fare and a selection of some of the best beer to be found in Oklahoma.

Royal Bavaria is located at 3401 S. Sooner Road, Oklahoma City. For more information, call 799.7666 or visit Royal-Bavaria.com/.

Libraries Slate Fun, Useful Programs

The summer is winding up, meaning the busiest season of library service is coming to an end with the conclusion of the annual Summer Reading Program. However, there still are many things to looks for around the Pioneer Library System in August:

Norman Central

Train Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 – Representatives from multiple model railroad clubs from around the region and the state will participate in the library’s annual celebration of trains, with model train sets running throughout the weekend in the Lowry Room.

Norman West

Back to School: DIY School Supplies, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Put a unique personal touch on pencil cases, earbud holders and emoji magnets to help make the return to school a little more decorative and creative. The program is for tweens or teens up to age 17.


Small Business Assistance, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Learn about resources for starting a small business and then helping it to flourish with information from the Small Business Association.


Military Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 – A variety of organizations will be at the library to show off the services they have available for service members, both current and past. It’s a chance to connect those who have served and are serving their country with resources.

Southwest OKC

Penn Avenue Literary Society, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 – The library’s book discussion group will be part of the initiative “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” with this month’s featured title being “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros. University of Oklahoma professor Dr. Mark Griffin will lead the discussion.

Moore War Run Set for Aug. 25

Join the community of Moore for the Moore War Run X, presented by the City of Moore, Horn Equipment and Brown-O’Haver, on Aug. 25. “Moore War” is the long-running, good-natured rivalry between Moore and Westmoore high schools. Each year before the big football game, alumni from both schools run this 5K race through downtown Moore along with anyone who wants to join in. For more information, visit MooreWarRun.com.

Firelake Fireflight Balloon Fest Slated

The FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest is set to return to Shawnee this August. Anticipated to be the largest balloon festival in the state, it features live performers, family-friendly activities, giant kites, a display of 30 hot air balloons and more. Admission to the event is free and it is open to the public.

The two-day festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds. It will be a weekend filled with balloon glows, balloon rides, food trucks, retail vendors, amusement rides, a 5k, an outdoor hunting and fishing expo and balloon flight competitions.

Festivalgoers can expect to see balloons embracing the Shawnee sky throughout the weekend and enjoy balloon glows on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday’s events start with one of many kite performances at 6:45 a.m. followed by fun flights, balloon competitions and commercial rides. The festival includes a kids’ zone and petting zoo, a carnival that’s open until midnight and tethered rides that begin at 6 p.m.

For event schedules, vendor information, directions and more, visit FirelakeBalloonFest.com.

Comedy for a Cause

Mark your calendar for Friday, Aug. 24, for ABLE’s Second Annual Comedy Night: Comedy for a Cause, scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Mercury Events Center, 426 E. Main St., Norman. Laughs will be provided by comedian Scott Long, who has been seen on NBC and FOX-TV; later this year, his latest stand-up special will appear on Amazon Prime. Long is committed to fundraising, as he has a personal connection to special needs.

Food will be provided by Catering Creations and drinks will be available from Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Okable.org/events/2nd-annual-comedy-night/.

ABLE is a nonprofit, community-based organization that supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Able provides access to independent daily living assistance, group home facilities, vocational training, day-activity programs, on-the-job support, and community service activities. 

“Megladon” Exhibit Continues at Sam Noble Museum

At 60 feet long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator. Though Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for science and shark conservation. 

The new national traveling exhibit, “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived,” continues through Jan. 6 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma of Natural History. The exhibit features a 60-foot-long walk-through sculpture and highlights the evolution, biology and misconceptions regarding giant prehistoric sharks.


Internet Cat Video Festival Returns

MEOWSERS! Internet Cat Video Festival, sponsored by Midtown Vets, is back by popular demand! This event, scheduled for 7-10 p.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC, is described as “a raucous, 75-minute romp through the internet’s finest cat video offerings and the shared hilarity with thousands of cat lovers is not to be missed.” Films starts at 9 p.m. but put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks and live music.