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Register for 31st annual Redbud
It's time to register for the 31st annual Redbud Classic in Nichols Hills April 6-7 with runs, walks and bicycle tours for the whole family.
The 10-, 33- and 50-mile bike tours and 1-mile children's run will held April 6, while the 5k and 10k runs, 2-mile walk and baby stroller derby and the 5k wheelchair event will be April 7. Register online at redbud.org now, or in person March 28 or later at 1203 Sherwood Lane in the former First Church of Christian Scientist.
Proceeds this year will go to Oklahoma Lawyers for Children.
Putting heart to palette
NorthCare will host an art show called “Art Awakening” to highlight the artistic talents of adult clients living with mental illness.
The show is at 1140 N Hudson and is free. Opening festivities will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 27 with food trucks, desserts and live music.
The show will feature paintings, sketches, photography, sculpture and more that are available for purchase, with the proceeds benefiting the artists. It is not a fundraiser for NorthCare but designed to highlight the work of NorthCare's clients and the agency itself and to reduce the stigma of adults living with mental illness.
NorthCare is a private, nonprofit organization working to ensuring that Oklahomans have access to mental health services.
This event is possible in part due to a partnership with Leadership Oklahoma City's LOYAL (Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders) program. LOYAL selected Art Awakening as one of its Action Projects for this year.
For information about the agency, go online to northcare.com.
Apps to develop healthy habits
The author of a new book “iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies” is recommending several mobile applications to help preschoolers develop healthy routines.
Author Jinny Gudmundsen, who is also a Kid-Tech columnist for USA Today, notes in a news release promoting the book that playing games on a parent's iPad can help children get in the habit of brushing teeth, going to bed and taking baths without protest.
Here are four of her picks:
• Bo's Bedtime Story ($1.99, ages 3-5, Heppi). In this wonderful app, Bo is a little giraffe that needs help going to bed. Through 10 different scenes, kids learn Bo's bedtime routine and, in the process, practice early learning skills. Over the course of the game, players help Bo sort and put away his toys, place his dirty clothes in the hamper and his boots on the shelf, take a bath, brush his teeth and get into bed.
• The Going to Bed Book ($3.99, ages 2-4, Loud Crow Interactive Inc.). In an engaging storyline, kids meet 10 animals that live together on a boat. They are just starting to get ready for bed, beginning with taking a bath — together in the tub. Kids help them by turning on the water and popping bubbles. Next, the animals need to hang up their towels, but when your toddler tries to help, he hangs up the elephant and the lion too. The routine continues with putting on pajamas, brushing teeth, exercising, heading off to bed and then turning out the lights.
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