Oklahoma news briefs for April 11, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for April 11, 2014
Oklahoman Published: April 10, 2014

In brief


Fort Sill to host Big & Rich show

County music superstars Big & Rich will take to the stage April 25 on Fort Sill’s Polo Field as part of the “Tour for the Troops,” sponsored by the Air Force Reserve. The free concert will kick off the Fort Sill Western Heritage Days weekend. Gates open at 6 p.m. Ken Marrow and the Hired Guns will open the show at 7 p.m. and Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy will take the stage at 8 p.m. Western Heritage Days are April 26 and 27 at Rucker Park. For information about the events, visit www.sillmwr.com.


Oklahoma City

Art imitates life in nature display

The woods of Martin Park Nature Center are taking on colors of a different fabric thanks to artist Leigh Martin, who created knit fiber art that resembles native fungi or mushrooms. The installations, entitled “Niche,” are available for visitors to view at Martin Park Nature Center throughout April. Martin creates her installations using small gauge knitting techniques. A forester by trade, she uses her knowledge of the subject matter to lend authenticity to her work. Three of the installations are along the park’s woodland trails. Another can be seen inside the Nature Education Center. Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W Memorial Road, is operated by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, go to www.okc.gov/parks or call 755-0676.


Myriad Gardens to hold egg hunt

Myriad Botanical Gardens will hold an Easter egg hunt on April 19, presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union. The hunts are at 10 a.m. for ages 4 and under and 10:30 a.m. for ages 5-10. Admission is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are required by Thursday. For more information call 445-7091.