1 Live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera, the Goddard Center presents “Die Zauberflöte” at 11:55 am on Saturday. The doors will open at 10:55 a.m. A light meal, included in the cost of admission, will be served prior to the performance.
“Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute) is a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism. It was written with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a Singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity; an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score.
The cost of the Met Opera admission at the Goddard for the General Public is $20; Senior Citizens (55+) are $15; Goddard Center Members are $15; Students (K-college) are $10; and children 5 years old or younger are $5. Tickets are available in-person the day of the performance. The Goddard Center honors Metropolitan Opera season ticket holders. The auditorium is open seating and all broadcasts feature English subtitles.
2 Starting today, area restaurants El Chico (Monday), Chick-Fil-A (Tuesday), Taco Bueno (Wednesday, requires flyer), Casa Romo (Thursday, requires flyer), Cafe Alley (Friday) and Applebees (Saturday, requires $8 ticket and includes unlimited pancakes) will be teaming up with Cities in Schools and Camp Fire Heart as part of the United Way of South Central Oklahoma’s fundraising drive. Each participating restaurant will donate a portion of their proceeds on the nights indicated to the United Way. Mention the campaign when ordering. Flyers can be picked up at the CIS main office at 825 Grand Ave. or printed from the CIS Facebook page or website. Tickets can be purchased at the CIS office or by phone at (580) 223-8762.
3 Second Friday Artwalk in Norman takes on a spooky theme as superstition and art collide on Friday the 13th. The event is a free celebration of arts and creativity held monthly from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman.
4 All Vehicle Poker Run Benefiting Chickasha Police Officers kicks off Saturday. The Casualties of War Oklahoma Chapter along with Purcell FOP, Newcastle FOP, Blanchard FOP, Pauls Valley FOP,and Marlow FOP are teaming up to help out Officers Matthew Schoolfield and Daniel Ramirez. You can ride your motorcycle, you can drive your hot rod, your Rat Rod or just the family car. Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the Grady County Court House in Chickasha and will end there as well. Kickstands will go up at 11 a.m. $20 per vehicle and $5 per rider or passenger. There are plenty of auction items and some along with door prizes.
5 The Love County Health Department MIPS Exercise will allow volunteers to pretend to be patients in the mock emergency preparedness event simulating a catastrophic event that requires mass medication distribution to the area population.
A safe and quick system is needed to protect the citizens of our communities from a public health emergency. The health department and community partners must practice in order to plan and to prepare for medicating everyone in South Central Oklahoma within a 48 hour time frame. A drive through drill will begin at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Marietta.