Libraries Offer Summer Learning Challenge

Summer’s coming to Pioneer Library System, with a new theme and new name but many of the same features families have come to expect, plus some new twists.

This year will feature a Summer Learning Challenge, similar to past year’s moniker of “Summer Reading” but with additional activities like taking part in STEM-related programs.

The theme for this year’s Summer Learning activities is ““A Universe of Stories,” with programs in Pioneer’s 12 libraries taking on outer space themes, science and technology focuses, and more.

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Jazz in June Returns to Norman

The 36th annual Jazz in June, the hippest jazz festival around (and free, to boot!) returns with Blues Under the Stars, featuring blues headline Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal from 7:30-11 p.m.Thursday, June 20, and Jazz Under the Stars, featuring jazz headliner Jonathan Scales, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, June 21, both at Brookhaven Village, and Jazz in the Park, 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Andrews Park. Headliners for the Saturday event will be the Funky Knuckles, a seven-piece jazz orchestra “super group” composed of members from some of the most well-known names in the music industry. 

As in years past, several jazz clinics, as well as a blues and a jazz jab, are scheduled around town in conjunction with the festival.

For a complete schedule and for more information, visit



Sherrer Elected Republic Bank and Trust President

Andy Sherrer, a longtime Republic Bank and Trust banker, has been elected president. Chuck R.Thompson, president of Republic for over 30 years, retains the title of CEO. Sherrer, who continues as director of corporate banking and private, professional and executive banking, was formerly one of the bank’s executive vice presidents.

Sherrer’s promotion is part of Republic’s long-term succession planning with executive team members Thompson; James Harp, chief credit officer; Brenda Parks, chief administrative officer; Mark Ledbetter, director of deposit administration; and Mariann Lawson, director of marketing and community relations.

Oliveto Announces Seasonal Menu Items

Oliveto Italian Bistro, 1301 S I-35 Service Road, Moore, recently rolled out its seasonal menu–ideal for those seeking a lighter, healthier option. All of the new items also pack plenty of flavor. Choices include:

  • Thai Chicken Pasta – Grilled chicken, matchstick carrots, bean sprouts and green onions tossed with a spicy peanut sauce and thin spaghetti, garnished with crushed peanuts and fresh cilantro
  • Chicken Mango Habanero Salad – House lettuce mix, spinach, grilled chicken, mangoes, grape tomatoes and roasted jalapeños, tossed with a mango habanero ranch dressing and garnished with diced avocados
  • Salmon Picatta – Atlantic salmon cooked on a cedar plank, served atop creamy sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic risotto and finished with a lemon caper cream sauce     

Also new: for a $2 upcharge, guests may choose a cauliflower pizza crust or substitute cauliflower rice for any menu item that comes with pasta.

Meet. Eat. Unwind. Oliveto’s offers a comfortable dining area, awesome bar and a new patio.

For more information, visit

Royal Bavaria Announces June Lineup

Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday through June, Royal Bavaria will feature live music, as well as the best authentic German food and brew available in the state, in its popular beergarten.

Bands featured this month are: Allen Williams Duo, Saturday, June 1; Hunter Thomas, Thursday, June 6, and John the Franklin, Friday, June 7 (Saturday’s musician TBA); Route 66, Thursday, June 13, Shawn Proffitt, Friday, June 14, and Redgrass Spring Band, Saturday, June 15; Hunter Thomas, Thursday, June 20, Heartbreak Rodeo, Friday, June 21, and Allen Williams Duo, Saturday, June 22; and Shawn Proffitt, Thursday, June 27, and John the Franklin, Friday, June 28 (Saturday’s musician TBA).

Royal Bavaria is located at 3401 S. Sooner Road. For more information, call 799.7666 or visit