Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Event Planned

Native Spirits Winery in Norman invites area couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day early at a celebration of Oklahoma-made wine, gourmet cheese and local chocolate made by Apple Tree Chocolates. The event is set from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the winery at 10500 E. Lindsey St.

Tickets are $30, and may be purchased by going to

Libraries Set Annual Commemoration of Black History Month

The annual commemoration of Black History Month in Norman’s public libraries returns in February.

The African-American Read-In moves to Norman East at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Theme for this year’s event is “Inventions and Inventors in Black” and will celebrate the rich history of African-American literature.

Norman West will host a concert from Adam and Kizzie at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The Oklahoma City-based duo have performed in many past library events and throughout the country. 

Capping the month’s activities is the 15th annual Crowns Tea, set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Norman Central. It will include readings from the book, a tea service and a performance from the OU Gospel Choir.

There’s no charge for the Crowns Tea, but a ticket is required; they will be available at the African-American Read-In; after that, they can be picked up while supplies last at any of the three Norman libraries.

The programs are made possible by a grant from the Norman Arts Council and support of the Friends of the Norman Libraries.

Ambassador Ball—A Night in Havana Scheduled Feb. 1 at NCED

An amazing night of dining and dancing is planned for the Norman Regional Foundation’s 12th annual Ambassador Ball—A Night in Havana, scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in the ballrooms of the National Center for Employee Development, 2801 OK-9, Norman.

The Cuban evening will begin with a cocktail hour and the signature “Habinita!” cocktail provided by Benvenuti’s, the winner of the Cocktail Clash. The acclaimed Dallas band Jam Wows will perform.

Proceeds from this event assist in the funding of the school nurses and health assistants in Norman and Noble public schools, a free Flu Shot Clinic for the Moore community and other health-related equipment and materials for the communities served by the Norman Regional Health Systems. Click here to purchase tickets today!

Visit to purchase tickets and to learn about sponsorship opportunities.


New Fitness Class Titled “Teamwork”

Are you looking to be encouraged and feel like you’re a part of a team? Then, TEAMWORK is a class you’re going to want to check out at Solid Rock Training!

In this class, you’ll be part of a team, striving to complete as many rounds as possible in a given amount of time. Team sizes vary, which will create variety in your workout program! You’ll utilize tools such as sleds, rowers, bikes, dumbbells and kettlebells.

Let your competitive side out in this highly energetic and fun class! FMI: