Event promotes heart month
To promote heart health during National Heart Month, Body & Soul Fitness will present “got heart?” a free workout event from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the Oklahoma Fire Training Center, 850 N Portland.
The event is open to men and women ages 12 and older. It will feature a two-hour continuous workout showcasing a variety of exercises, including cardio, strength, dance and flexibility.
Educational exhibits from Integris Health and the Oklahoma City Fire Department will provide diet tips, heart health guidelines, warning signs for heart attack and stroke, and other information.
Body & Soul is an international nonprofit fitness organization. For more information, go to www.bodyandsoul.org.
Church plans fundraiser auction
The third annual Wild On Wednesdays Lunch and Auction will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10600 N Council Road.
The event will raise money for the church’s Wild On Wednesdays summer youth program.
Life auction items include an Oklahoma City Thunder basket featuring floor seats to a Thunder game; a University of Oklahoma basket featuring four OU football tickets, a blanket and tailgating supplies; an Oklahoma State University basket featuring two OSU basketball tickets; an OSU football signed by the 2012 team members; a patriotic quilt and a quite made by the St. Paul’s quilters. For more information, call 721-0590.
Interfaith leader to visit area
NORMAN — Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, will be guest speaker at lectures and seminars set for March 1 and 2.
Gaddy will give a free lecture at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Kerr Auditorium at Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.
He also will conduct a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon March 2 at United Church of Norman-UCC, 1017 Elm.
The Interfaith Alliance is a national nonprofit nonpartisan organization that addresses the proper role of religion in the public square.
Preregistration for the seminar is required. Registration is $15 and the registration deadline is Friday. For more information or to register, go to www.normanucc.org, contact Kay Holladay at email@example.com or mail a check to United Church of Norman-UCC, 1017 Elm Ave., Norman, OK 73072.
Tickets on sale for Green Tie Gala
Don your finest green and join Catholic Charities for the annual St. Patrick’s Green Tie Gala at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Ave., downtown.
The event raises money for programs at the Holy Family Home and Sanctuary for homeless women and children in Oklahoma City.
This year’s Green Tie Gala will honor Chris Reen, president of OPUBCO Communications Group and publisher of The Oklahoman, as its 2013 ambassador.
The Holy Family Home is operated by Catholic Charities and is a residential care facility that provides assistance for basic needs in addition to guidance to help women and their families overcome poverty and become self-sufficient.
Tickets for the dinner gala are $125 and all proceeds benefit the Holy Family Home and Sanctuary Women’s Development Center. Oklahoma fiddler Kyle Dillingham will provide Irish-inspired musical entertainment, and the evening will include a dinner and auction.
For more information about the Green Tie Gala or to buy tickets, call 523-3000 or visit www.catholiccharitiesok.org.
Mormons attend training
Hundreds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met for local leadership training recently in Oklahoma City.
The worldwide church is run locally by lay, unpaid leaders who take on various responsibilities. Several members of the church’s central leadership came from Salt Lake City to offer support and answer local leaders’ questions.
From staff reports