Senior poetry contest set
The Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging is seeking entries for its 2013 Senior Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division in conjunction with the annual conference on aging. Contestants must be residents of Oklahoma and entries must have been written when the contestant was 60 or older. The deadline is Jan. 31. Entries should be typed and include a cover sheet with the contestant's name, address, phone number, email address, and category (Men's or Women's). Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Senior Poetry Contest, OKDHS Aging Services Division, 2401 NW 23, Suite 40, Oklahoma City, OK 73107. For complete contest information, call the Senior Info-Line at (800) 211-2116 or the Aging Services Division at 521-2281. The conference will be May 21-23 in Norman.
St. Gregory's to host carnival
SHAWNEE — St. Gregory's University will have a Christmas carnival from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rockwood Center. Admission is free. The carnival will feature candy cane fishing, cake walks and a basketball arcade shoot-out. There also will be face painting and cookie decorating and Santa Claus will be in attendance. “It is such an honor to serve the community and spread the joy of the Christmas season,” said Student Government President Heather Anderson. “Sometimes, the best days are the ones when you can get someone to smile, and that is exactly what we as students get to do with the Christmas carnival.” For more information, call 878-5481.
Dealership supports local skaters
Hudiburg Toyota donated $5,000 to the Oklahoma City Figure Skating Club and invites families to attend The Ice Storm, a choreographed ice skating show. The show takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cox Convention Center Arena. The event is choreographed by Emmy-winning Oklahoma native Chris Castleberry and will feature competitive and recreational skaters, most of whom train at Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 471-1707.
Del City to host Shop with a Cop
DEL CITY — Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 114 will hold its Shop With a Del City Cop on Saturday. The event will involve 20 kids from 17 families. Each child will be able to choose $125 worth of items from Walmart. The items chosen will then be wrapped and given to families. The children were selection by local agencies and the money donated by Walmart and Sam's Club.
Items collected for seniors
Neighborhood Alliance is collecting items for its Christmas Cheer campaign for seniors at RiverPark. Each year the group delivers 50 seniors a care package filled with items like gloves, socks, shampoo, deodorant, magnifying glasses, nail clippers and dry food items. Items can be donated to Neighborhood Alliance at 1236 NW 36.
Tree display, craft market scheduled
Legend at Rivendell, an assisted living community at 13200 S May Ave., will hold its parade of trees and Christmas craft market this month. Proceeds benefit the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. The parade of trees features dozens of donated holiday trees. The trees are on display and up for bid through 4 p.m. on Dec. 15. The crafts fair will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 with more than 50 vendors selling jewelry, handbags, makeup and home decor.
FROM STAFF REPORTS