POSTED ON FEBRUARY 15, 2012:
History Comes to Life. Tracing the tracks of your ancestors will now be easier with the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census.
After the 72-year privacy restriction is lifted on April 2, genealogists will have the opportunity to find that lost family connection by searching through names of more than 132 million people who lived in the 48 states in 1940.
Before this release, Tulsa City-County Library's Genealogy Center, 2901 S. Harvard, will present "Locating Family on the 1940 Census," Feb. 16, from 6:30-7:30pm. Kathy Huber, Genealogy Center manager, will demonstrate tools that will be made available with the public release of the census. Visit tulsalibrary.org for more information.
Smile. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) joins with the American Dental Association (ADA) every year to promote the importance of dental health for children and local dental health events during February, which is National Children's Dental Health Month. Parents and caregivers can help children get an early start in learning how to take care of their teeth and gums. The slogan for this year's observance is, "Rock Your Smile!"
For more information about Children's Dental Health Month and events planned during February, or for posters, fun activity sheets, and educational resources, browse the American Dental Association website at ada.org.
Calling the Cast. The Emergence Project, a joint theater project between Clark Theatre and Youth Services, is currently seeking writers, directors and technical crew between the ages of 12 and 18 for the summer 2012 production. Playwrights should submit a short piece, 10-20 minutes in length, appropriate for all ages, which requires minimal sets, props and technical elements. Directors are asked to apply by submitting an essay stating their goals for the production, as well as any skills or experience they think they could bring to the project. Technical crew should apply by sending a letter of interest in participating to JTattershall@cityoftulsa.org.
Deadline for play submissions and directing applications is Feb. 29. Plays and applications should be submitted via email to GRomero@yst.org in a word (.doc or .docx) file. Writers and directors will be notified by March 10 with an initial production meeting to follow on Saturday, March 17.
The Emergence Project will hold auditions for actors at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 14 at 3pm and Monday, April 16 at 6pm. For more information, email George Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 918-382-4427 or 918-746-5065.
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