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From staff reports Modified: May 19, 2014 at 6:14 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014

In brief

Oklahoma City

Club to host meteor party

As Earth swings through the debris trail from a small comet on Saturday morning, central Oklahoma astronomers will host a free viewing at the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club’s Cheddar Ranch Observatory in Blaine County. The meteor shower, expected to start about 1 a.m. Saturday, could feature from 200 to 400 meteors per hour, according to a news release. Astronomy club members will meet visitors at the Cherokee Truck Stop, Exit 108 on Interstate 40, departing in caravan at 7:30 p.m. Call 418-6444 for more information. Visitors are encouraged to bring bottled water, lawn chairs and a red-lensed flashlight. Should poor weather force cancellation, notice will be posted Friday under the Star Parties thread at

From staff reports


Festival will feature music

The 17th annual American Heritage Music Festival is set for June 5-7 in Grove. The festival will feature music, food, clogging, and contests for such instruments as fiddle, dobro, banjo and mandolin. Tickets are available at Gallery Southwest, from festival volunteers and at For more information call (918) 786-8896.

From staff reports


SWOSU camps set for 2014

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has 32 public youth camps taking place this summer on the Weatherford campus. The camps range from athletics to music/arts to science/math. There are several private camps scheduled. A complete listing of the camps is available on the SWOSU web site at, or call (580) 774-3024.

From staff reports