Oklahoma City area community news in brief

Oklahoma City area community news in brief
Oklahoman Published: April 17, 2014
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COMMUNITY

Survey seeks shopping, dining preferences

City officials are seeking input from residents about retail shopping and restaurant opportunities that they would like to see in Norman. The online survey asks respondents for voluntary information on shopping preferences, spending patterns and other basic demographic information. For a link to the survey, go to www.normanok.gov or the city’s Facebook page. For more information, call Terry Floyd at 366-5446 or email terry.floyd@normanok.gov.

Caddo Festival is Saturday

The Caddo Festival is set for Saturday at the Oklahoma History Center. The Caddo Language Symposium will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Traditional Caddo dances, including the turkey, drum, bear, duck and alligator dances, will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event with include a meet-and-greet with Alaina Poole, the Caddo Nation and American Indian Expo princess, and Metro Caddo Cultural Club princesses Shoshoni Murphy and Naia Montoya. The Caddo Festival is sponsored by the Metro Caddo Cultural Club and the Oklahoma History Center. For more information, call Jeri Red Corn at 447-9087.

Earth Day fair set at UCO

The University of Central Oklahoma will hold a free Earth Day fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The fair kicks off around Broncho Lake with exhibitions from local businesses, state agencies and student organizations. Activities at the lake include a Rain Barrel Workshop at 11 a.m. and lunch with free veggie burgers and hotdogs at noon. For the Redbud Walk and Seed Bomb Toss at 12:30 p.m. at Fink Park, people will plant redbuds and make “seed bombs” to be thrown throughout the Hafer Trail that winds through the park. A panel discussion on wind energy in Oklahoma is set for 1 p.m. at Nigh University Center Constitution Hall, and short films at 2 p.m. at Constitution Hall. For more information, call 974-3526.

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