Kids' cowboy event planned
Storyteller and local entertainer Al Bostick will perform at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, during a Saturdays for Kids event Feb. 2.
Bostick will re-create the feats and exploits of pioneering rodeo cowboy Bill Pickett during the event, which is designed for families with children ages 4 to 12 and starts at 10:30 a.m.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. It is free with museum admission. Reservations are requested by noon Friday. Call 478-2250, ext. 264, Monday through Friday.
Opera camp try-outs set
Cimarron Opera will hold auditions next month for its three-week 2013 Opera Theatre Camp for youths ages 9 to 18.
Auditions will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 555 S University Blvd., Norman.
Those trying out are expected to prepare two contrasting pieces that highlight vocal talent and range and bring a headshot, resume and accompaniment.
The camp will be from June 10 to 29. Cost is $400, although scholarships are available.
For information, go to www.cimarronopera.org.
Freedmen seek descendants
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band is seeing descendants of Creek citizens placed on the roll from 1896 to 1915.
Those whose ancestors were on the Creek Freedman Roll, should contact the organization at www.1866creekfreedmen.com or write P.O. Box 6366 Moore, OK 73153.
The nonprofit aims to implement educational programs that depict the accurate history of the African-Creek Indian Freedmen, to educate members and the public regarding the African Creeks' political rights as citizens of the Creek Nation, defined by the Creek Treaty of 1866 (Article 2).
From staff reports