Library seeks super heroes
Wear your favorite super hero costume to the Super Hero party set for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. The event, in celebration of Free Comic Book Day, will feature activities and crafts for youths ages 3 through 13.
For more information, call 606-3876 or visit the library's information desk.
For more activities, go to www.wimgo.com.
Singer's home will be moved
Officials in Georgia have decided to move the boyhood home of Little Richard to spare it from a highway construction project.
Macon Mayor Robert Reichert recently made the announcement. WMAZ-TV reported that the 80-year-old singer is receiving an honorary degree from Mercer University.
Born Richard Wayne Penniman, Little Richard grew up in Macon's Pleasant Hill community. That's a neighborhood that was later divided by the construction of Interstate 75.
The “Tutti Frutti” singer's boyhood home faced possible demolition to make room for a planned expansion of the interchange where I-75 meets Interstate 16 to Savannah.
City officials said the home will be relocated to a lot near the Pleasant Hill community garden. At its new location, the house will be used as a neighborhood resource center.
Anti-bullying rally is set
An annual rally against bullying will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the House chamber at the state Capitol, 2300 N Lincoln Blvd.
The rally, hosted by state Rep. Anastasia Pittman, will feature Kirk Smalley of “Stand for the Silent,” state Reps. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, and Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, and Janet Barresi, state superintendent of public instruction.
Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, said the rally is meant to promote unity and collaboration among emerging young leaders who will attend from every public and private school in Oklahoma. People who have been victims of bullies will share testimonials so that attendees may gain a better perspective of the effects of bullying. Students organizations that have taken a stand against bullying also will be in attendance.
Floyd said she will talk about the need for suicide prevention.
From staff reports