NONPROFIT News IN BRIEF
Paragon Award honors Jim Farris
This year’s Paragon Award, given by Leadership Oklahoma City, is going to Jim Farris, board chair for Science Museum Oklahoma.
The annual award honors outstanding volunteer work on behalf of a local nonprofit and exceptional community leadership based on the impact the recipient has made to that organization in the greater Oklahoma City area. Farris has been on the museum’s board of directors since 1997 and became its chairman in 2005.
For more information, go to www.lokc.org, click on community, then awards and grants.
Art Museum earns recognition for outreach program
Oklahoma City Museum of Art is featured in the Association of Art Museum Directors “Next Practices in Art Museum Education” for the Healing Arts: St. Anthony Behavioral Medicine community outreach program.
The program at St. Anthony brings art education to children ages 4-17 who are housed in two residential treatment facilities in the metro area. A teaching artist from the museum travels to each of the facilities monthly to work with classes. The teaching artist works with a recreational therapist to develop and provide curriculum that fulfills the state standards for visual arts and provides the patients with creative opportunities.
For more information, go to www.aamd.org.
ABWA plans fundraiser
The Norman chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is planning a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 6 at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 2403 W Main St. A portion of every purchase will go to the chapter’s scholarship fund. Starting at 6 p.m., patrons can spin the wheel for a door prize on the hour.
The chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the American Red Cross Building conference room, 1205 Haley Ave. To RSVP, call Jo Ann Arps at 414-3656 or Rhonda Gentry at 613-0379.
Myriad Gardens plans June fun
Enjoy great lawn games, such as badminton, croquet, corn toss, bocce ball or Frisbee, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays in June. Game selection will vary weekly. The Ice Cube will be on site for snacks and coffee. Then, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Children’s Garden will host “Bringing Books to Life.” The story time is free and best for ages 2 to 5. There will be craft making after the story.
Acoustic music comes to Meinders Terrace from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Ice House restaurant will serve Nic’s burgers and beverages. The Park House restaurant also will have its patio open and will offer happy hour food and drink specials.
“BUG OUT! Ladybug Release and Insect Adventure” is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Participants will release thousands of these hungry helpers so they can chow down on pests. Ladybugs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular admission to the Crystal Bridge applies. Each container of ladybugs is $1.
FROM STAFF REPORTS