Art market is planned
NORMAN — A Valentine Art Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1309 W Boyd.
Local artists will sell their wares, including jewelry, ceramics, knitted art, paintings and prints, sculpture, fused glass works and books. Music will be offered by Jahruba.
Guests are asked to bring donations of canisters of Kool-Aid drink mix, paper cups, microwave popcorn and individually wrapped snacks for Bethesda Inc., a Norman organization that provides healing and treatment for sexually abused children.
Network offers gospel music event set for Saturday
YUKON — The Gospel Station Network will present the Yukon Gospel Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Yukon Fine Arts Center, 850 Yukon Ave.
Tickets range from $20 to $100.
For tickets, call (800) 557-8815 or go online to www.thegospelstation.com.
Organization hosts open house
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will host an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at its new office, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 110. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information, call 415-6851.
Group to host candidates
A nonpartisan coalition of congregations and civic groups will hold a prayer and meditation service and accountability session with candidates for the Oklahoma City School Board and Oklahoma City Council from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley.
Voices Organized in Civic Engagement, also known as the VOICE Action Fund, has invited all candidates for the school board to attend as well as city council candidates.
The Rev. George Young of Holy Temple Baptist Church said the group will ask candidates for the school board and city council to work with the organization “to turn things around in our community.”
Elder fraud to be discussed
EDMOND — A free presentation about elder fraud will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church, 1603 N Santa Fe.
The presentation will be part of the Caregiver Support Group gathering that meets monthly at the church. Tommy Evans, an Edmond Police detective and Elaine Dodd, vice president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association's fraud division, will discuss “How To Protect Your Loved Ones With Dementia From Fraud and Theft.” For more information, call 341-3300.
Singles event is offered
MOORE — The singles of First Baptist Church of Moore will present “Friday Night Live for Him” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 301 NE 27. The event will include praise, worship and teaching. Special guests will be “The Good News Brothers.” An optional dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. for $5. For more information, call 793-2624.
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby arts and crafts retail stores, is this year's recipient of the National Bible Association's John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award. The award is given annually in recognition of a business leader who exemplifies Biblical values in the marketplace.
“Biblical values are at the core of Hobby Lobby's business — from closing stores on Sundays to defending religious liberty. The bar has been set high for Biblical values in the workplace,” Richard Glickstein, the Bible association's president, said. “It is truly an honor to receive the prestigious Templeton award from the NBA,” Green said. “I am humbled to join the ranks of other leaders who are committed to the Bible to guide their spiritual and religious beliefs as well as their business.”
Green will be recognized at the annual National Bible Association awards luncheon on April 15 at the Union League Club in New York City. The association also will make a $25,000 donation to a nonprofit charity designated by Green that has biblical values.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS