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As part of the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter's “Dogtoberfest,” a demonstration by Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, along with face painting, will be featured from noon to 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, SE 29 and Bryant Avenue.
The “Dogtoberfest” activities highlight the shelter's special half-price adoptions of puppies and dogs through Oct. 31. The shelter's goal is 900 pet adoptions by the end of the month.
For more information about adoptions at the shelter,” call 297-3100 or go to www.okc.gov/animalwelfare.
Grafton's home is burglarized
“B” is for burglar. Mystery writer Sue Grafton, whose best sellers are titled with a letter of the alphabet, told WHAS-TV that her Louisville, Ky., home is one of several in her neighborhood that was broken into.
She said she went to put away some pieces of silver recently and noticed her set of forks, knives and miscellaneous serving pieces was missing.
Police said there's been a string of burglaries in the area in the past several weeks. They said the burglar cut glass to get into houses through the windows.
“B is for Burglar” is the title of the second novel in the “ABC” series, also known as the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries.
OCU presents Arbelaez film
The Oklahoma City University Film Institute's series will continue at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 with Carlos Cesar Arbelaez's “The Colors of the Mountain” in the Meinders School of Business, NW 27 and McKinley Avenue.
The series is supported in part by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and endowments through OCU and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
A soccer ball marooned in a minefield is the central image of Arbelaez's quietly assured debut feature film set in a remote village in the Andean region of Colombia. The plot follows a group of boys led by 9-year-old Manuel. The group is obsessed with playing soccer even though minefields abound in the area.
The free film's screening is timed to connect with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams' speech on campus in the OCU Distinguished Speaker Series event in OCU's Freede Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
The theme of this year's film series is “Escape From Freedom,” borrowed from the title of a book by social theorist Erich Fromm.
For more information about the series, call 208-5472 or go to www.okcu.edu/film-lit/.