Letter & Spirit. One of the premier Catholic apologists in the world will be in Shawnee May 5 for a one-day-only event hosted by the office for Faith Integration, Development, and Evangelization (FIDE) at St. Gregory's University. Dr. Scott Hahn will speak inside W.P. Wood Field House on campus from 9am-12pm. His presentations are titled "Letter & Spirit" and "The Lamb's Supper."
"We are very pleased and excited to welcome Scott Hahn to St. Gregory's University," said Rev. Nicholas Ast, O.S.B., Vice President for Mission and Identity at St. Gregory's. "To host a speaker of Dr. Hahn's stature is truly a privilege. We hope that people will take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience Dr. Hahn's insights into our faith."
Hahn studied and was ordained a Protestant minister in 1982. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1986 and often tells of his conversion experience. Currently, Hahn is a Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. More than 500 of his presentations have been produced on audio and video tapes, and he can be seen on various programs on the EWTN Catholic television station. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Steubenville and have six children.
Tickets for the event are $20.00. Group rates are available and may be purchased by contacting FIDE at 405-878-5352 or email@example.com.
St. Gregory's University is a Roman Catholic University providing a liberal arts curriculum and professional programs to students in Shawnee and Tulsa. Founded in 1875, St. Gregory's is Oklahoma's oldest institution of higher learning. Further information regarding St. Gregory's University can be found at stgregorys.edu or by calling 1-888-STGREGS.
Summer Art Camp. Bartlesville Art Association Summer Art Camp is currently open for registration. BAA Art Camp has been hosting young artists for several decades. Steven Graham, Gabriela Johnson and Ragon Steele have headed the program for the last several years; all three are local art teachers in area schools.
Visit bartlesvilleartassociation.org for enrollment forms and further information, or call Steven Graham at 333-0730.
All Shook Up. "Mixed Media," the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council's spring Art After Hours is an eclectic art show that will engage all five senses.
The event, set for April 26 from 5:30-8:30pm at Tivoli Inn, will be hosted by Broken Arrow Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tivoli Inn and Brown Kinion CPA and will showcase not only a greater number of artists than most Art After Hours events, but will also have a wider variety of artistic media.
"Art After Hours has been a Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities-sponsored event for more than a decade. It allows people from our community to experience a wide variety of visual art, music and poetry by local artists," said Alisa Inglett, event chair.
"This show, 'Mixed Media', features original artwork created by 14 local artists utilizing a sampling of different media," Inglett said.
Featured artists will be Katie Pernu, mosaic; Dawn Teav, pastel; Luther Pilant III, print making; Holly Higgins-McKinney, jewelry; Sandy Berenson, pottery; Julia Senter, oils; Nancy Harkins, watercolor; Richard Waters, photography; David Nunneley, bronze sculpture; Michele Lasker, fiber arts; Jeanne Price, prisma color; Debra Trotter. pen and ink; Damon Vincet; stone etchings; and Chris Ogden, recycled metal sculpture.
All artwork will be for sale.
Primal Swing, a local jazz band, will perform.
Tivoli Inn is located at 1403 W. Washington St., Broken Arrow.
Golden Secrets. Registration is underway for the 37th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging "Secrets of Aging: Hidden Treasures." The state's largest conference on aging will be May 15-17 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Senior Day is May 15 and is free to Oklahomans 60 years and older. Senior Day offers 13 breakout sessions on topics such as Medicare, legal issues, medication, improving memory and senior hunger. Attendees can visit the Senior Wellness Expo for free health screenings, fitness demonstrations and wellness exhibits. Also included is a film festival, exhibit hall and awards luncheon for poetry contest and spelling bee winners with entertainment.
Featured Senior Day presenters are Vickey Rose, 2011 Ms. Senior Oklahoma, Lance Robertson, Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Aging Services Division director and aging expert Bruce Carnes, PhD, professor at the OU Health Sciences Center Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Carnes will present "Lessons from Biology on the Nature of Aging and Longevity."
Registration is required by May 4. Register by visiting okagingconference.com or call 405-325-6257 for assistance. Group registration is available online.
Youth Power. Youth Services, 311 S. Madison Ave., has announced that enrollment for the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) has opened. YLF empowers high school students to strengthen their leadership skills while introducing them to the local philanthropic community. 2012-2013 high school juniors and seniors are eligible.
Participants will meet once per month, Sept. -- April, for full-day sessions, 8am- 2:30pm. Topics will include: communication, conflict resolution, teamwork, cultural diversity appreciation, values identification, community needs assessment, non-profit visits and volunteer work.
Activities will include a ropes course, educational field trips, scavenger hunts and more.
Application and submission of all references must be postmarked by May 18. Contact Gabe Lowe at 918-382-4482 for more information.
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