Grant gives 10,000 books
EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma-based Oklahoma A+ Schools received a grant from The Molina Foundation of more than 10,000 new books for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students. With the grant, 5,000 Oklahoma students each will receive two reading books, and teachers of those students will receive professional development focused on encouraging reading for pleasure. The Molina Foundation is a nonprofit focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, the group has worked with more than 1,000 organizations and schools, donating more than 2.5 million books.
OKC murder mystery show
The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder mystery dinner show, made its Oklahoma City debut in June at the Sheraton, 1 N Broadway. The next show is Saturday, and with the discount code “Liberty,” guests can get 20 percent off the ticket price. Admission includes a four-course meal, interactive dinner show, prizes and more. For the schedule and ticket information, to go www.dinnerdetective.com.
Museum gets reaccredited
NORMAN — The American Alliance of Museums in Washington, D.C., has awarded the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive time. Accreditation offers a wide variety of benefits, including increased credibility, accountability, leverage in state and local government and an opportunity for stakeholders to see that the museum’s obligation to the public trust is fulfilled. “Accreditation assures people that their museum is among the finest in the nation,” said Ford W. Bell, president of the American Alliance of Museums.
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