Norman briefs for Sept. 12

Norman briefs for Sept. 12
Published: September 12, 2012



Sidewalk art contest set

The Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger will hold a sidewalk chalk art contest for children Saturday outside the Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The contest is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is a donation of peanut butter or tuna. Prizes will be awarded. The annual CROP Walk will be Oct. 7.

Paleontologist to visit Sam Noble

Paul Sereno, known for his discoveries of ancient creatures such as “SuperCroc” and “Raptorex,” will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave. The event will be preceded by a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m.

Library hosts garden workshop

The Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave., will host a garden workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the library. Norm Park will discuss the benefits to soil of cover crops. Participants can bring seeds and plants to swap. A monarch butterfly exhibit created by Annie Hart will be featured.

Museum hosts fossil field trip

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will sponsor an adult fossil field trip Friday and Saturday. Paleontology curator Steve Westrop will meet with participants at 7 p.m. Friday at the museum for a pre-field trip presentation. The group departs from the museum at 9 a.m. Saturday to a dig site to collect marine fossils. Transportation is provided. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 325-1008.


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