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Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 20
Published: April 20, 2013


Adoption event is Saturday

The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and Science Museum Oklahoma have joined to host Adopt a Friend, a pet adoption event dedicated to finding homes for 100 dogs and cats. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52. Adoption fees will be $25, and all pets have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have age-appropriate vaccinations. For more information, go to

YWCA run benefits domestic violence victims

The YWCA of Oklahoma City will hold its fifth annual 5k run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Proceeds go to benefit the YWCA's programs to help victims of sexual assault.

Midwest City hosts Pet Awareness Day

The Midwest City Animal Shelter will host Pet Awareness Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno. There will be animal adoptions, flea and tick dipping, microchipping, free nail clipping and an inflatable obstacle course.

Sonic raises money for Allied Arts

Sonic has donated $10,896 to Allied Arts through the workplace giving program. Allied Arts is a local nonprofit organization that supports 20 leading art organizations in central Oklahoma. The employees raised money through raffles, officewide events and other fundraising initiatives.

Metro Transit offers free bus rides

Metro Transit will offer free rides for Earth Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday on any route in Oklahoma City.

City buses are equipped with bike racks to accommodate those who would like to bike to the bus stop or from the stop to their final destination.

Starting May 17, Metro Transit will offer its annual Free Fare Fridays, with free rides on the third Friday of the month during ozone alert season, May through September. For bus schedules and routes, go to or call 235-RIDE from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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