Norman-area briefs

Norman-area briefs
Published: July 15, 2012
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In brief

Norman

Poet George Wallace will read Sunday

New York-based poet George Wallace will be featured at a poetry reading set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. The public reading is free. Wallace is an award-winning poet, professor and journalist who frequently visits Oklahoma. Wallace teaches literature at Pace University in Manhattan.

Street will close for repairs

If weather permits, 36th Avenue NW between Franklin and Indian Hills roads will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday so city crews can repair a roadside drainage system. The recommended detour is Franklin Road, N Interstate Drive West and Indian Hills. Construction should be completed by Aug. 3.

Art therapy training offered

Norman Addiction Information & Counseling is offering “Art Therapy Applications” training from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Aug. 3 at 215 W Linn St. Presenter Aimee Rook is a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist. Cost is $45. Registration deadline is July 27. For more information, call 321-0022.

City opens application process

Social service agencies can submit proposals for funding for the next fiscal year from now through Sept. 6. Proposals may be submitted to the Social and Voluntary Services Commission by dropping them off at city hall, 201 W Gray St. For more information, call 366-5404 or email carol.coles@normanok.gov.

Children's organization receives grant

The Center for Children and Families Inc. in Norman has received a $22,500 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. The grant will be used to assist funding for neighborhood centers, which provide after school care and out-of-school time services.

From Staff Reports