Signing set for ‘Houses of Worship'
Canadian photographer Mark Schacter will sign copies of his book “Houses of Worship” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Full Circle Bookstore, 50 Penn Place. Schacter said the book includes 200 photographs of churches, synagogues and mosques, as well as Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Baha'i temples, in the United States and Canada. It also includes interviews with five religious leaders on the significance of a house of worship to the practice and experience of faith.
“‘Houses of Worship' is my attempt to portray the visible evidence of an invisible thing — religious faith,” he said.
Event touts scholarships
Fairview Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Scholarship Sunday and Langston University Day at 10 a.m. Sunday at 1700 NE 7.
Keynote speaker is community leader Erick W. Harris, adjunct professor of political science at the University of Central Oklahoma and a third-year law student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. For more information, call 232-1621 or go to www.fairviewokc.com.
OC holds concert, dinner theater
Jazz musician Justin Echols will be featured as part of the annual Winter Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E Memorial Road. The free concert, showcasing OC's Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, will be in Hardeman Auditorium. Echols, a jazz musician from Oklahoma City who has performed in Italy, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, will play the piano and sing during the Jazz Ensemble set. Also, the university's music department will present its 25th annual Valentine Cabaret dinner theater Thursday through Feb. 15. The candlelight dinner will start at 6 each night in the McIntosh Conservatory, followed by the concert at 7 in Adams Recital Hall. The cabaret theme is “Songs for a New World,” a 1995 song cycle by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Tickets are $10 for the cabaret show and $25 for the dinner and the show. To buy tickets or for more information, call 425-5530 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Shelter to host chapel ceremony
The Jesus House will host a blessing and dedication ceremony for the shelter's remodeled chapel at 2 p.m. Friday at 1335 W Sheridan. The chapel has been remodeled and updated by the outreach committee at All Souls' Episcopal Church in Nichols Hills. The Rev. Patrick Bright, rector of All Souls', will lead the service. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 232-7164.
Christian writers to host author
EDMOND — OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Linda Goodnight from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard. She will speak on the topic “Write From the Heart: Adding Emotion to Your Novel.” For more information, email Susan Crawford at OCFWchapter@gmail.com or go to http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com.
Neurosurgeon to speak at gala
Renowned author and neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson will be the featured speaker at the Oklahoma Baptist University Green and Gold Gala set for 7 p.m. March 4 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Carson is an emeritus director of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for 39 years. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land. The 2009 award-winning movie “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” starring Cuba Gooding Jr., is based on his memoir. The Green and Gold Gala is a scholarship fundraiser. Cost is $125 per ticket, which includes dinner; $80 of that price will go toward scholarships as a tax-deductible gift to OBU. For sponsorship or corporate tables, call OBU University Advancement at 878-2703 or email Crystal McKee at email@example.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS