November 2011

NOTED LANDSCAPE ARTIST BRUCE PEIL TEACHING THREE-DAY WORKSHOP AT ECU

A landscape artist widely recognized for his oil paintings of the American West will teach a three-day workshop Dec. 13-15 [TUESDAY-THURSDAY] at East Central University. Bruce Peil, a native Oklahoman who lives in Athens, Texas, will conduct his American Landscape Art Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Peil, whose paintings are in many corporate and private collections, also teaches workshops at his studio in Athens, Texas, where he and his wife operate an artist retreat.

ADA TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR THE ARTS

The Oklahoma Arts Council and the Arts District of Ada are partnering to present a Town Hall Meeting for the Arts at East Central University on Nov. 30 [WEDNESDAY] to provide an overview of Council grants and programs available for organizations, schools, artists and local governments.

The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Regents Room in ECU’s Knight Hall.

ALLEY CATS BRINGING HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH 'JINGLE BELL ROCK' – A HARMONIOUSLY HYSTERICAL HOLIDAY HIT’ AT ECU ON NOV. 29

HYSTERICAL HOLIDAY HIT’ AT ECU ON NOV. 29
 
If Thanksgiving turkey and Black Friday specials don’t get you into the holiday spirit, a special Christmas show at East Central University should do the trick.
            
The Alley Cats, America's premier Doo-Wop group, will present their Christmas show, “Jingle Bell Rock – A Harmoniously Hysterical Holiday Hit,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 [TUESDAY] in the Ataloa Theatre in ECU’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Theatre.
            

ECU SINGERS, UNIVERSITY CHORALE PERFORMING MONDAY

The East Central University Chorale and the ECU Singers will perform two new works by Ada composers Victoria Davison and Rudy Lupinski in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 [MONDAY] at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
            
Dr. Steve Walker, ECU professor of music, conducts both groups. Accompanists will be Dr. Starla Hibler and Rudy Lupinski, piano, and Juliana Overmier, flute. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.
            

THIRD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES SET DEC. 5

 The home of Jim and Shelley Hamby

Rumors claim the home of Jim and Shelley Hamby, built in 1939 at 405 N. Crown Point Dr., once was a bootlegger’s home.

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 The home of Jerry and LaVonda Jones

‘A SHOT IN THE DARK’ COMIC MYSTERY OPENS THURSDAY AT ECU

A wealthy family’s chauffeur is murdered and all the evidence points to their maid. It’s an open-and-shut case – until a young magistrate talks with the maid and decides she is innocent in “A Shot in the Dark,” a comic mystery that runs Thursday through Saturday [NOV. 17-19] at East Central University.
            

CAR SEAT CHECK-UP SCHEDULED THURSDAY IN PAULS VALLEY

In an effort to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injury, the leading killer of children under 14, Safe Kids Oklahoma will sponsor a car seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday [NOV. 17] at Reynolds Recreation Center, 1005 N. Willow St., in Pauls Valley.

ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER IS NOV. 21; SIGN UP FOR FREE RIDES TO AGRI-PLEX BY WEDNESDAY

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will offer turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls and desserts to at least 3,000 people on Nov. 21 [MONDAY]. The dinner, which is free and open to everyone in the community, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway Ave.
 
Student organizers in the Human Resources Club at East Central University say they are expecting more people this year.
            

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET, GIFT FAIR EXOTIC TEAS, DESSERTS SET FRIDAY AT ECU

Two events at East Central University on Nov. 18 [FRIDAY] will explore the world through international teas and desserts, entertainment by international students and an Alternative Christmas Market and Gift Fair.

The Alternative Gift Market provides sponsorships for projects around the world and the gift fair will sell crafts of artisans of Ten Thousand Villages from around the world.

MINKNER NAMED VOLUNTEER MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR

Frank Minkner of Stratford was named the Volunteer Mediator of the Year for the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution System at the Annual Volunteer Conference Oct. 28 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Oklahoma City.   

The Oklahoma Dispute Resolution program provides an important service to local communities throughout Oklahoma in both community- and court-related disputes, said Kathy King, the Early Settlement East Central program director. The resolution program is funded by the court system and uses volunteers such as Minkner throughout the state to act as mediators.

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