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Archive for: October, 2011

Bill of Rights Celebration to be hosted by The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston

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By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Bill of Rights Celebration is an annual event hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma Foundation. This year’s venue will be the Science Museum of Oklahoma as ACLU-OK presents the 2011 Angie Debo Civil Liberties Award featuring the stand-up comedy of Baratunde Thurston. Saturday evening, Nov. 12, […]

Wall of Fame honors city public school alumni, and Project KIDS economist

At the 2011 Wall of Fame Dinner benefiting the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools were, from left, executive director Lori Dickinson, film producer Erik Logan Toppenberg, world renowned architect Rand Elliott, Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy, Professor Larkin Warner and Foundation chairman Bob Ross. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

Sierra Club to host Oklahoma Energy Future Forum at OSU-OKC

OK Energy Future Forum keynote speaker will be Mary Ann Hitt, Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign National Director. Photo by Josh Lopez

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club will present “Oklahoma’s Energy Future Forum” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) campus, 900 N. Portland in the Student Center Conference South. Lunch will be provided. […]

Gatewood Home and Garden Tour: Sunday, October 30

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Staff Report Gatewood Historic District, Oklahoma City’s largest historic district, will host its 15th annual Home and Garden Tour on Sunday, October 30, from noon-5 p.m. Open for viewing will be five private homes and one additional private garden. The half-square, mile area between NW 16, NW 23, Classen and Penn was originally developed as […]

Magic Lantern to offer children magical Halloween wonders. A night of light instead of fright

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Staff Report   Imagination sparks on Paseo at the Magic Lantern Celebration on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00pm. For this annual event children and their parents are invited to descend upon the streets of Paseo to enter a world of make believe. Paseo galleries open their doors to children of all ages […]

Howl-o-ween Pooch Parade will benefit Animal Rescue Friends

The 15th Annual Pooch Parade benefitting Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) takes place on Oct. 30 at Grand Boulevard Park in Nichols Hills. Pictured here is Lydia Talton with chocolate lab Sampson at the 2010 event. Photo by Josh Welch

By Contributing Writer Darla Shelden It’s almost Howl-o-ween and that means it’s time for the 15th Annual Nichols Hills Pooch Parade benefitting Animal Rescue Friends (ARF). Save the date, Sunday, Oct. 30, for the furry four-legged event at Grand Boulevard Park in Nichols Hills. Registration begins at noon and the parade starts at 1:00 p.m. […]

Shoppers and admirers of hand crafts prepare for “An Affair of the Heart”

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park, N.W. 10th and May Avenue, will host the 2011 fall edition of “An Affair of the Heart,” one of the most popular arts and crafts shows, an event slowly taking on high tech and broader dimensions. “A Unique Marketplace” is the object of the […]

Bill Moyers to Speak at Oklahoma City University

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Special to the City Sentinel The Distinguished Speakers Series at Oklahoma City University will feature journalist Bill Moyers at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Henry J. Freede Wellness and Activity Center at N.W. 27th Street and Florida Avenue. The lecture is free to the public. The presentation is titled “The Truth of Your Life.” […]

Linwood Place 2011 home tour to highlight five homes & Linwood Elementary

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Staff report When Linwood Place was platted in 1909, the state capital was still in Guthrie, the Oklahoma City Stockyards had yet to open for business, and the population of Oklahoma City was less than 65,000. The original developers, who platted Linwood Place, bounded by Drexel and Grand Boulevards, NW 16 and NW 23 streets, […]

Rep. Al McAffrey enters race to replace Sen. Andrew Rice in District 46

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor State Rep. Al McAffrey, an Oklahoma City Democrat, became the first candidate to announce his candidacy for the state Senate District 46 opening that will be created early next year when Senate Minority Leader Andrew Rice resigns. McAffrey, first elected to the House in 2006, represents much of the […]

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