Day of free dental care set in Noble
NOBLE — Dental Lodge will host Dentistry From the Heart, an event providing a free day of dental care on Feb. 22. The line will begin as early as 10 p.m. Feb. 21, with hundreds from across the state prepared to camp out in order to receive free services.
In 2001, Dentistry From the Heart started as a way to give back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, it has provided more than 45,000 people with free dental services. For more information, go to dentistryfromtheheart.org.
Arts Institute launches student film contest
The Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain is having its first student film contest leading up to the 2014 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. High school students will have one week to create a three-minute film, using any technology they wish, including video-capable phones. Contestants will upload their submissions to an online video service of their choice and provide a link to their submissions when they apply online at oaiquartz.org. The application deadline is noon Monday.
Winners will be announced Feb. 5. The first-place winner will receive automatic entry into the 2014 OSAI Film & Video program, a $300 Amazon gift card and will be featured in the 2014 deadCenter Film Festival.
Teen photography contest accepting entries
The sixth annual Youth Visions photography competition will showcase teen photographers in the greater metro area. Entry forms and details are available through high school art teachers and at edmondfinearts.com. The contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. The entry deadline is Feb. 7, when the form, fee and photographs are due to the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, 27 E Edwards.
Students can enter up to three entries with a fee of $3 per photograph. Photos can be from 5 by 7 inches to 11 by 14 inches; should be matted; and can be black and white or color. Subject matter must be appropriate. Digital or film works will be accepted.
Fifty works will be accepted to hang in the gallery at the institute. Local award-winning photographer Randy Taylor will select 10 photographs to receive cash awards. The exhibit runs from March 1-29. A reception open to the public will be from 5 to 6 p.m. March 4 at the Fine Arts Institute.
For more information, call 340-4481 or go to the website.
Ballet partners with
Boys and Girls Clubs
Oklahoma City Ballet is proud to introduce training scholarships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County through a partnership with American Ballet Theatre's Project Plie program. This program is focused on increasing ethnic diversity in ballet dancers and actively supporting interested children who might not have access to training.
Boys & Girls Clubs members will be mentored and taught free of charge by Oklahoma City Ballet's professional dancers on their campus. Each year, five students from those classes will be awarded one-year scholarships to Oklahoma City Ballet's professional training program. Shoes and uniforms will be provided. For more information, call 843-9898 or email email@example.com.
American Red Cross creates pet first aid app
A new Red Cross pet first aid app puts lifesaving information in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. The 99-cent Pet First Aid app gives smartphone users instant access to expert information on how to maintain their pet's health and what to do during emergencies.
“The Pet First Aid app provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations,” said regional spokesman Ken Garcia. Additional topics include burns, car accidents, falls and what to do for cold- and heat-related emergencies. For more information, go to redcross.org/okc.
Turkish Coffee, cuisine Night is planned in OKC
The Raindrop Foundation presents Turkish Coffee Night for women starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at 4444 N Classen Blvd. Christina Fallin and Marilyn Hildreth will be guest speakers. There also will be a “Make Your Own Quilted Valentine Card” art and craft workshop along with an opportunity to have Turkish cuisine.
The registration and reception start at 6 p.m. with dinner and sessions at 6:30 p.m. Fallin will give a presentation on her trip to Turkey, and Hildreth will address Black History Month. This event is for women only, and child care is not provided. Suggested donation is $10.
For more information, call 702-0222 or go to turkishhouse.org/oklahomacity.