Classen Curve to host egg hunt
Classen Curve shopping center, on NW Grand between Classen Boulevard and Western Avenue, is hosting a family friendly Easter event on Saturday. Activities include an egg hunt at the fountain at 10:30 a.m., followed by photos with the Easter Bunny and a performance by Spaghetti Eddie. Children can visit the stores and restaurants to fill their Easter baskets with treats. Participating retailers include On A Whim, Steven Giles, Cafe 501, Tucker's Onion Burgers, Liberte, Green Goodies, Uptown Kids, Balliets, Barre3, Winter House Interiors, Red Coyote and Republic Gastropub.
Microsoft to keep shops open
Microsoft will keep its specialty stores at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa open through 2013, the company said. Originally intended to be a seasonal shop for the holidays, the stores give shoppers an opportunity to try out Microsoft products including Surface, Xbox, Windows 8 PCs and phones.
Lavender farm plans open house
Lavender Valley Acres is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-6 at its farm near Apache. Visitors will be served lavender cookies and tea and be eligible to win a lavender gift basket. The event is free. Lavender Valley Acres will have lavender plants for sale as well as unique gift items like lavender products, women's clothing, sterling silver jewelry and more. For directions or more information, visit www.lavendervalleyacres.com.
Rib Crib plans Elk City eatery
ELK CITY — Rib Crib plans to open its newest location here this summer at 104 Regional Drive. The Tulsa-based barbecue chain has nearly 50 locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas. “Since 1992, Rib Crib has created a winning recipe that joins great customer service, slow-cooked barbecue and a growing brand. However, there's one element that truly makes our business a success, and that's communities like Elk City,” said Jeff Morrell, Rib Crib's vice president of marketing. “We look forward to opening our new restaurant this summer and building a relationship with this vibrant community that lasts for many years to come.”
Malls to close for holiday
Metro-area shopping malls plan to be closed this Sunday for Easter. Penn Square Mall, Quail Springs Mall and The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City will not be open. Norman's Sooner Mall will also be closed, but Sears will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and El Chico will be open for lunch.
Edmond man wins Dicover prize
EDMOND — Edmond resident Ben Potter won $250,000 in Discover's holiday giveaway contest. Discover surprised Potter on Tuesday with a check at one of his favorite restaurants, Billy Sims Barbecue. Potter, a retired auto shop owner and mechanic, is married with three children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. For the giveaway, card members were entered to win each time they made a purchase with their Discover card between October and December. In addition to the grand prize, Discover gave 35 card holders free gasoline for a year.
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