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Oklahoma City-area nonprofit organizations holding events

Nonprofit organizations holding events.
Oklahoman Published: October 21, 2012


OPUS VII: Party Wow!, benefiting Allied Arts, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club, 7000 N Grand Blvd.; $200; 278-8944 or online at

Serving Up Cures, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, sponsored by Homeland Stores, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1, Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.; $100, or 722-8001.

Oklahoma Seniors Cabaret's “Spectacular Extravaganza,” to benefit seniors in need, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 4, Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, Interstate 35 at 3701 S Frontage Road, Moore; $12; 840-1242.

Holiday Marketplace in Enid, for spouses' club for officers of Vance Air Force Base, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue in Enid.

Science Museum Oklahoma food drive, benefiting Yukon's Manna Pantry, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the museum, 2100 NE 52. Receive two-for-one admission in exchange for canned goods or nonperishable items.

Champions of FATE dinner, benefiting Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE), hosted by former Sooners standout and NFL star Roy Williams and former Oklahoma State University quarterback Aso Pogi, 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Bud Wilkinson Center, 4040 N Lincoln Blvd.; $100;

Rainbow Fleet Ruby Jubilee, featuring Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash, who is the voice of Elmo, 7 p.m. Sunday, Castle Falls Event Center, 820 N MacArthur Blvd.; 521-1426or www.rainbow


4-H Collects HUGS for Youth

Those who would like to help young people in need stay warm this winter can contact an Oklahoma County 4-H member to offer HUGS — donations of new hats, underwear, gloves and socks.

The 4-H members then deliver the HUGS items to churches, schools, community groups and others. Last year, 4-H members collected around 2,000 HUGS and donated them to Positive Tomorrows, a school for homeless children; the Infant Crisis Center, the Salvation Army, Christmas Connection, Citizens Caring for Children and other groups.

Collection sites for these items also include the Oklahoma County Extension office and offices of Oklahoma County's elected officials, including county commissioners.

The 4-H clubs will be collecting HUGS through the second week of November.

For more information, call 713-1125.

Make-A-Wish walk to be Nov. 3

Join Make-A-Wish Oklahoma at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50, for the Walk for Wishes presented by QuiBids. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with displays from the Oklahoma City Police Department. Walkers will receive a T-shirt, carnival games, food and admission to the zoo. Register today at

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by Lillie-Beth Brinkman
Lillie-Beth Brinkman is a Content Marketing Manager for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. She was previously an assistant editor of The Oklahoman
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