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Norman area briefs for Feb. 26
Published: February 26, 2013



Church sets free lecture

The United Church of Norman-UCC will host a free lecture by the Rev. Welton Gaddy at 7 p.m. Friday in the Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave. Gaddy will speak on “Christianity in the Balance: Integrity and Diversity — Let's Get Over It and On With It.” Gaddy is president of the national Interfaith Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that addresses the role of religion in the public issues of the nation.

Parks department sponsors camp

The Norman Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a spring break camp March 18-22 for boys and girls ages 5-11. The camp will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Irving Recreation Center, 125 Vicksburg Ave. Cost is $25 per day for each child. Children should bring sack lunches. Activities include sports, games and arts and crafts. To register, call 292-9774 or email Harold Lee at

Sooner Theatre production opens

A cast of nearly 40 students in fourth through 12th grades will present “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” Friday through Sunday at the Sooner Theatre, 101 E Main St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 321-9600 or online at

Night in a Box fundraiser planned

The One Night in a Box fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday at the Antioch building, 1330 E Lindsey St. The night is a fundraiser for nonprofit agencies that serve the homeless. The event is geared to sixth-graders and older who spend the night in a cardboard box to get a feel for what it is like to be homeless. Participants must raise at least $30 apiece to be eligible to spend the night. For more information, call Donna Hooper at 329-8041 or 887-1787.



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