Walking team seeks sponsors
Flashpoint, an affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that supports teens, young adults and families struggling with mental illness, is seeking sponsors in the NAMIWalks event at 9 a.m. June 7 at the Myriad Gardens. NAMIWalks is a 5k walk. Half of any donations go to NAMI and half to Flashpoint.
A walker can be sponsored with as little as a $10 pledge up to corporate sponsorships of $1,000 or more. Walkers can also register at www.namiwalks.org as a Team Flashpoint walker.
Show features art by homeless
Fresh StART is a program providing homeless individuals with a supportive environment for creating art. A reception and art show featuring art created by WestTown Day Shelter guests will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the Homeless Alliance, 1724 NW 4. This will be a casual, come-and-go event that will give attendees the opportunity to view and appreciate art, learn about the Fresh StART program and meet featured artists.
Entry is free, but donations will be accepted. Some artists will be selling their work and prints for cash only at the show. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
head-shaving event Planned
VZD’s Restaurant & Club will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the club, 4200 N Western Ave. With a goal of raising $127,485, more than 130 participants have registered to shave their heads.
For more information, go to vzds.com.
Fundraiser to benefit single parents
Five prominent Oklahoma single parents and two adult children of single parents will be honored with awards at the Single Parents Support Network black-tie fundraiser “An Enchanted Evening” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 29 at the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, 4040 Lincoln Blvd. The event features music by Kyle Dillingham and a keynote address by Chesapeake Energy CEO and Legacy Award recipient Doug Lawler.
The Single Parents Support Network provides support groups, life coaching, resources, education and support services for single-parent families. Tables and sponsorships are available as well as individual tickets by calling 917-1817 or going to supportforsingleparents.org.
Food Bank drive seeks food, funds
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites businesses to participate in the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive. The goal of the drive is to raise more than $1 million and 1 million pounds of food for hungry Oklahomans.
The drive kicks off April 28 and runs through May 23. The food bank provides resources for participants to raise donations. Most-needed items include canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, rice and beans. Monetary donations also are encouraged.
The Virtual Food Drive, an online donation grocery store, is another way for organizations to raise donations. Donors choose food items to donate to the Regional Food Bank by going to feedinghope.org.
And on May 10, letter carriers will help “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting nonperishable food donations from households on their route.
To participate, go to regionalfoodbank.org or contact Heather Bailey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 600-3132.
Fort Sill plans gun crew demos
The Fort Sill Historic Landmark and Museum and Field Artillery Museum will have gun crew demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on the second Saturday of each month. The Buffalo Soldiers/U.S. Marshals interpreters also will give public programs and access to the Guardhouse from about 1 to 3 p.m.
The public is invited to attend, but it is recommended to call the museum, (580) 442-5123, the week prior to the second Saturday to confirm the event.
May 3 will be the Frontier Army Days special event program at the historic quadrangle.
‘Go Red for Women’ sponsor chosen
The American Heart Association announces GS Companies as the Cause Sponsor for the Go Red for Women Campaign in Oklahoma City. GS Companies and Go Red for Women will work together to spread awareness of the risks of heart disease in women.
Go Red for Women brings attention to the effects of heart disease and stroke in women. Funds raised go to research specifically geared toward women, education and legislative advocacy programs.
The Go Red for Women Luncheon will be May 16 at the Skirvin Hotel. Table and sponsorships are available. Contact Jennifer Seal at 948-2147, email@example.com or go to okcgored.org.
Classen Curve plans Eggstravaganza
Classen Curve will host a free Spring Eggstravaganza from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma. An Easter egg hunt will start at the south end of the Curve by the fountains and will have three age groups — 4 and younger, 5 to 7, and 8 and older.
Spaghetti Eddie will perform at 11:15 a.m. under the awning between Green Goodies and Steven Giles. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the grassy area across from Green Goodies. A minimum $5 donation to benefit United Way is recommended for pictures. Kids also can enjoy face painting and bounce houses.
Classen Curve is between NW Grand and Classen boulevards just south of Whole Foods. For more information, go to classencurve.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS