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Cheers! WOWZER! Another new year is underway, and with it comes the opportunity to start anew, whether that means kicking off a new fitness and health regimen or taking up a new skill or hobby such as yoga or learning a new language. Did you make any resolutions for 2018, and if so, what? In this, our Fitness issue, we have included articles on ways to re-energize yourself, a nonprofit organization’s efforts to help Norman kids get fit while also having fun, another nonprofit whose mission is to help on-the-go families plan and eat healthy

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meals together, and fitness programs offered through the Pioneer Library System. I was personally pleased to write a piece on a friend, Haven Tobias, who practiced law in Oklahoma City for 40 years and since retiring has garnered a faithful following who attend her lectures and classes on meditation and related topics at area venues including the public library and OU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. During our interview, Tobias noted that many different motives drive people to meditation: some want to stop being so stressed, some people want to stop being so angry, etc. She added, “As to what one gets out of it, well, that's the joy of it. Some days you get bored, and that's OK. Some days you get inspired, and that's OK. Some days you just get a tired fanny and some days you get bliss, and it's all OK.” In other words, don’t let fear of failure keep you from the attempt—sage advice for goal-setting of any sort.

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and our wine expert, Bryan Kerr, enthusiastically (and humorously) offers his top picks for the “Wines of Winter,” which he describes as “all big, red and geographically diverse.”   Inside, you’ll also find a recipe for the tasty signature dish at Oliveto Italian Bistro, Pepperoni Chicken; Cleveland County Lifestyle publisher Jimmy Darden and Catherine

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Poslusny’s final write-ups on their nearly year-long fitness journeys at Orangetheory Fitness Moore and Pure Barre, respectively; and lots more. With this issue, we celebrate our two-year anniversary! (Whoa! How did that happen?!) Whatever success we have had can be laid squarely to rest with you, our loyal readers, and of course, our advertisers. May you and yours have a happy and prosperous new year! ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA

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out with weights. January is a great time to launch a physical fitness program as well as initiating other healthy living initiatives.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 26 Exhausted All the Time? Give Yourself a New Year’s Energy Makeover

31 Oh So Good! Oliveto’s Signature Pepperoni Chicken

40 The Wines of Winter Recommendations Big, Red and Geographically Diverse

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44 CASP’s Be Fit Club Teaching Kids How to Have Fun Getting Fit

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Good Times

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Around Town

20 City Scene 22 Inspired By 31

Culinary Creations

36 Healthy Lifestyle 40 Food & Wine 43 Realty Report 44 Giving Back 48 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


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Brunch With Chef Bayless Chef Rick Bayless, star of the PBS show “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” was the guest of the Pioneer Library System Foundation for a fundraising event Nov. 5 at the Norman home of Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Langerman. He was joined by Chef Patrick Williams of Flint Restaurant.

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Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art's Silver Soiree Silver Soirée, the annual fundraiser for the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, was held Oct. 20 at the Rail House in Norman. This year’s event raised funds for the museum’s School Bus Fund, which helps cover transportation costs associated with Oklahoma school field trips to the museum.

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1. Will and Emily Drover, Jennifer Long, Marcus Wolfe, Tessa and Jeremy Short | 2. Stephanie O’Hara, Nicole Poole, Melissa Nuzum, Jill Hughes | 3. Chuck Thompson, Mark White | 4. Kathleen Thompson, Melissa Ski, Lesha Maag, Mark White | 5. Katrina Ward, Olivia Walton | 6. Michael Bendure, Mack Burke | 7. Tessa Short, Stephanie Johnson, Beth Everitt | 8. William and Jill Hughes | 9. Abby Clark, Melissa Scaramucci | 10. Angie Collier, Ashley Murphy | 11. Bruce and Ashley Fish 12

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12. Brad Benson, Kathleen Thompson, Ed O’Rear | 13. Cameron Scott, Kathleen Gallagher, Kristin Hoadley | 14. Melissa Ski, Jay Parker Exon | 15. Erin Williford, Cacky Poarch, Sarah Agee | 16. Kyle Reid and Low Swingin’ Chariots | 17. Jin Garton, Kirk Garton | 18. Katie Merrick, Will Merrick | 19. Hana Gallion, Devin Baldridge | 20. Lesha Maag, Brook Traughber | 21. Randy Agee, Karen Bethel, Mandy Jiran, Mitzi La Brie | 22. Shannon Carrion, Katie Carrion January 2018 | Cleveland County Lifestyle

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Women of Influence Banquet Benvenuti's Ristorante was the elegant setting for Cleveland County Lifestyle's Women of Influence dinner and reception Oct. 17. Nine of the 12 recipients, along with spouses and their nominators, attended the elegant dinner, which featured a keynote address by University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso. The event was emceed by Cleveland County Lifestyle publisher Jimmy Darden (shown at right). PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN LASSITER AT DEFINING IMAGE

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Eighth Annual Day of Kindness Noble McIntyre of McIntyre Law, with assistance from member lawyers of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, Lawyers Fighting Hunger and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, hosted the Eighth Annual Day of Kindness at his office on Nov. 16, distributing 2,500 turkeys and providing hamburgers and drinks to thousands more. 

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CROP Walk Raises Funds to Fight Hunger More than 400 people from area churches and civic groups took steps to fight hunger Oct. 22 during the Cleveland County CROP Walk to Stop Hunger. The 34th annual charity walk raised approximately $18,500 to support Food & Shelter Inc. and the international relief efforts of Church World Service. PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID WHEELOCK

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1. CROP Walkers of all ages walk to help raise awareness about hunger and poverty locally and globally. | 2. Some of the CROP Walk Committee leaders (from left) Sherri Jones, Yvonda Sieber, April Heiple, Doug Anderson, Brenda Wheelock, Becky LeClair and Sherry Kozak gather to celebrate after the walk. | 3. April Heiple, director of Food and Shelter and CROP Walk chairwoman, thanks the crowd for their support. | 4. Liam (left) and Abraham and their parents, Michelle and Rob Carr, are part of a three-generation CROP Walk tradition. | 5. Students in the Manyawi World Music Ensemble perform at the CROP Walk Kickoff. | 6. Families gather in front of Food and Shelter Inc., one of the beneficiaries of the CROP Hunger Walk.

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AROUND TOWN proceeds supporting education in the Norman Public Schools through grants for school PTA projects. During the festival, set for Saturday, Feb. 10, at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave., partnering restaurants and businesses will offer thousands of samples of delectable treats. Tickets can be purchased for four one-hour-long sessions. During each session, ticket holders will be able to wander through the vendors and receive 10 tastes. Premium admission ticket holders will receive five additional tastes. Event T-shirts are available with purchase of a ticket or a donation, or available onsite. Participating restaurants include Legend's, NOSH,

FINE PRINT EXHIBIT OPENS JAN. 26 AT FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART Fine Print! Posters From the Permanent Collection, an exhibition that explores how posters work to sell audiences on products, people and ideas, opens Jan. 26 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The exhibit, which runs through May 27 in the museum’s Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography

Apple Tree, Rusty's Frozen Custard and The Diner. For more information, visit facebook.com/ events/164960957570525/

FIREHOUSE ART CENTER GALLERY SETS HEALING STUDIO EXHIBITION An annual exhibition highlighting the creativity and self-expression of the Firehouse Art Center’s weekly Healing Studio program will be featured in the FAC Gallery Jan. 12-17.

Gallery, offers visitors an opportunity to see rarely

The Firehouse staff invites the Norman commu-

exhibited European and American posters in the

nity to join them in celebrating these individuals

museum’s permanent collection that were produced

during an opening reception scheduled from 6 to 9

between the fin-de-siècle French poster movement

p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

of the 1890s and the 1972 Olympics.

The purpose of the Healing Studio program is

Not only will this be the first time many of these

to nurture and provide an outlet for the creative

posters have been displayed, but the exhibit also

expressions of individuals with varying degrees of

marks the museum’s first large-scale poster show

cognitive, physical and learning abilities. The pro-

in nearly 50 years. Whether bedecked with the sin-

gram’s weekly sessions are conducted in a positive,

uous curves of Art Nouveau, the bold patterns of

supportive atmosphere with projects that help

Art Deco, or the minimalist text and imagery of the

students link visual art expression to their personal

International Style, these posters demonstrate how

experiences and emotions in a way that is commu-

style creates and communicates meaning.

nicative, healing and confidence building.

The art museum also is opening two other

The exhibition supports the artistic endeavors of

exhibitions this month, both of which will run from

these individuals, while providing gallery attend-

Jan. 26 to April 8.

ees with insight into the Healing Studio program.

Admission is always FREE, thanks to the gen-

Artwork in the show reflects the topics and visual

erous support of OU's Office of the President and

art instruction explored during the program over the

Athletics Department.

past year. Inspiration is drawn from a multitude of

For more information, call 325.4938 or visit ou.edu/fjjma.html.

NORMAN PTA COUNCIL TO PRESENT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FOR FIRST TIME

subjects, including the work of master artists and current events, in a way that directly builds connections between the program’s participants, their community and their self-expression. The Firehouse Art Center is funded in part by

The Norman Chocolate Festival, previously hosted

select grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council,

by the Firehouse Art Center, this year will be presented

Norman Arts Council, Allied Arts, the National

by the Norman PTA Council, with the majority of

Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Norman, CONTINUED >

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6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, the Penn Ave.

programming would not be possible without the

Literary Society is the library’s book discussion

support of individual donors and memberships.

group for adults, meeting monthly on the second

JAZZ CONCERT, TANGO LESSONS AMONG EVENTS SET AT LIBRARIES A jazz concert for all ages, a “Slime Academy” for children in fourth or fifth grades, and Argentine

Thursday of each month.

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ities scheduled in January by the Pioneer Library

Sooners–a program of the University of Oklahoma

System at its branches located in Cleveland County.

Alumni Association–is planning a special travel

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9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 – English as a Second

Masters Golf Tournament.

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Noon Wednesday, Jan. 24 – Lunch and Listen

shuttle service; golfing at a private course featur-

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Mary Sallee Jazz Quintet, including University of

and a deluxe spa package.

Oklahoma Jazz Professor Jay Wilkinson, pianist and

Prices start at $3,510 per person. You do not

composer Mary Sallee, OU Saxophone Professor

have to be an OU alum to take part in Sightseeing

Dr. Jonathan Nichol and Bassist John Cole.

Sooners travel opportunities.

NOBLE 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 – Slime Academy: Join the slime crazy by making a different kind of slime at each afterschool event. Targeted to children in fourth or fifth grades. MOORE 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Argentine Tango lesson, led by instructors Martha and David Wells of TangoLife OKC. For teens or adults.

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ACTIVE READERS LIBRARY SERVICE INCLUDES VARIETY OF HEALTH OPTIONS

ARTICLE CHRISTIAN POTTS

A LONGTIME SOURCE FOR EXERCISING THE MINDS OF READERS THROUGH LITERALLY MILLIONS OF PAGES OF MATERIAL, THE PIONEER LIBRARY SYSTEM ALSO IS GIVING ITS CUSTOMERS MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS. Libraries offer programs, many occurring on a weekly basis, with topics ranging from more physical Zumba workouts to less strenuous yoga or therapy band activities to classes on learning how to cook and make a family eating plan. On several occasions in recent years, the library has received a Health Literacy Grant for offering a variety of services. The grant comes through

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the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services and Technology Act, a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It’s one of more than 1,500 grants provided nationally by IMLS yearly. The grant has allowed for a variety of physical fitness programs, first taking place at the Moore and Southwest Oklahoma City libraries and since expanding to several more in the Pioneer Library System’s three-county area. UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND DATES INCLUDE: Both the SOKC and Moore libraries present Tai Chi for Health activities multiple times a month. The SOKC library invites ages 7 and up for programs at 6 p.m.Mondays, Jan. 8 and 22, while the Moore library hosts classes at 9:15 a.m. on each Monday morning for ages 12 and up. The SOKC library presents Pilates classes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and 23, for ages 12 and older, and the Noble Public Library’s Gentle Yoga series for adults will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 10. For those seeking a more active workout, the Moore library’s popular Zumba series brings a Latin flavor to the library at 6 p.m. on each Thursday the library is open. The grant also is funding classes on healthy eating, like the “Eat Smart” series at Norman West library, with the first free class set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. And classes aren’t confined to just local libraries. The Noble Public Library is taking separate series of Resistance Band classes and Tai Chi for Balance activities to the Noble Senior Center, 606 E. Maguire Road. The Resistance Band series takes place at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from Jan. 7 through Feb. 18, while the Tai Chi series runs at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Jan. 9 and running through Feb. 19. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the agency within the

1. Matthew Joplin of the Food for Thought Learning Institute of Norman leads a cooking class at the Blanchard Public Library. The Food for Thought staff have toured throughout the Pioneer Library System teaching healthy cooking tips in communities. 2. The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library conducted a Public Health Fair in January 2017, with activities ranging from free haircuts to blood pressure screenings and many information booths and tables.

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INSPIRED BY

M e d i tat i o n M e d i tat i o n

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT ... IN YOUR CAR, LAUNDRY ROOM OR ANYWHERE

AT THE BEGINNING OF A NEW YEAR, MANY OF US LOOK FOR

that long-term meditation can result in greater neuroplasticity

WAYS TO REMAKE OURSELVES INTO HAPPIER, HEALTHIER

(the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural

INDIVIDUALS. We resolve to lose or gain weight, become more

connections throughout life). Neuroplasticity is what allows us

physically fit, or begin a new hobby, interest or other endeavor to

to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activ-

keep our minds sharp.

ities in response to new situations or to changes in their envi-

For an increasing number of people worldwide, learning to

ronment. She cited one study that showed how a monk was able

meditate and practice mindfulness (the two are interconnected)

to achieve long, high-amplification gamma oscillations, which

are the means by which they attempt to attain many of the most

reveal a deep focus as well as insights; gamma oscillations for

commonly expressed resolutions, including smoking cessation,

most of us last only a fraction of a second.

weight loss and stress reduction. Others practice meditation to

Other studies, Tobias says, show that meditation can create

achieve goals such as achieving greater clarity of thought; relief

greater flexibility in the brain’s epigenetics, or gene expression,

of physical symptoms, including headaches, without medication;

which had been thought to be a closed system; and to enhance bidi-

deeper sleep; and to boost creativity.

rectional communication between the mind/brain and body.

But what if a few minutes of meditation and mindfulness a

A multitude of websites, including experts and centers based at

day, practiced over a period of months and years, could effect

prestigious U.S. universities, are at your fingertips to explore fur-

even greater positive changes? Tobias points to studies showing

ther, if you wish to learn more.

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Haven Tobias with a Tibetan tour guide

H av e n ’ s P r i m e r t o M e d i tat i o n Though are many ways to meditate, but Tobias offers the following advice for beginners in her introductory classes. Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out. Breathing in, my breath goes deep. Haven Tobias may be one of this area’s best-known prac-

Breathing out, my breath goes slow.

titioners and teachers of meditation, thanks to the courses

Breathing in, I calm my mind.

on the topic she has offered through the OLLI@OU program

Breathing out, I ease mind and body.

(https://pacs.ou.edu/olli/olli-at-ou-programs/) since 2012 and

Breathing in, I smile to my heart.

the Norman Public Library since 2015.

Breathing out, I release all tension.

Tobias, a Chicago native, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. After earning her juris

Once you have done this a couple of times,

doctorate from the OU College of Law, she practiced law in Oklahoma

then you can do this, because your body, heart

City from 1973 until 2012.

and mind will get the picture:

While still practicing law, in 1999, Haven became interested in Eastern philosophy, and particularly Buddhism, but didn't discover

In, out

meditation until 2001. The following year, she became a student of

Deep, slow

Thich Nhat Hanh's, and spent a month with him in his home mon-

Calm, ease

astery, Plum Village, near Bordeaux, France, and several weeks with

Smile, release

him in his monasteries in the United States. For several years, Tobias has shared her passion for the ancient

So, this coming week, whenever you need

practice of meditation with area residents. This spring, she will offer a

or want to do this, whether cooking dinner,

class in beginning meditation and another Tuesday morning session

folding laundry, about to get angry or what-

at OLLI. The class at the library is free and open to all, and is held

ever, just meditate with those in-and-out

every first and third Monday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

breaths. You don’t need a cushion. You can be

“The library class is built from my philosophy that meditation is

sitting in your car or walking to the grocery

available to everybody, but not each technique is suitable for every-

store. You don’t need a bell, although many

body,” Tobias says. “So, I offer many different techniques. One can join

practitioners use the sound of a ringing phone

that class at any point in time. I structure it to provide something for

somewhere or the sound of a train or the song

people who have been attending every class for years, and for people

of a bird. When thoughts arise, just let them go

who've never before done meditation.”

and return to the breath.

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'CHOOSE

HOMEMADE' ARTICLE LINDSEY DAVIES

ONIE WORKING TO GET FAMILIES TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN

BEING A FAMILY ON THE RUN DOESN’T MEAN HAVING TO SACRIFICE TASTE, TIME TOGETHER, OR HEALTH. In fact, the staff of the Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project, founded 15 years ago to improve the health of Oklahoma families through nutrition and physical activity, believes their “Choose Homemade” initiative shows you can have it all. This initiative emphasizes the importance of home-cooked family meal times, improves the social, emotional and physical health outcomes among all members of families who practice it regularly. ONIE spokesperson Meredith Scott, M.S., CHES, said the nonprofit’s staff has developed hundreds of quick, healthy and tasty recipes, all of which use common ingredients and can be prepared easily and cleaned up quickly. By drawing upon these recipes, it is their hope that families will be able to get the most out of their time together, both in and out of the kitchen.

PHONE: 271.2091 ADDRESS: 801 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City WEBSITE: onieproject.org FACEBOOK: @ONIEProject (Spanish Facebook: @ProyectoONIE) INSTAGRAM: @ONIEProject (Spanish Instagram: @ProyectoONIE) PINTEREST: Pinterest.com/onieproject YOUTUBE:youtube.com/channel/UCLOxchHDHo2Dyza-hsLiAFQ

“ALL RECIPES ARE QUICK TO PREPARE (MOST TAKE 30 MINUTES OR LESS), HEALTHY (LOW IN SATURATED FAT AND SODIUM, AS WELL AS FULL OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND WHOLE GRAINS!), AND TASTY,” SHARES SCOTT. “WE ALSO PROVIDE ‘HOW-TO’ COOKING VIDEOS ON OUR WEBSITE FOR MANY OF THE RECIPES, WHICH CAN BE SEARCHED BY INGREDIENT, GENRE (SIDE DISH, MAIN DISH, DESSERT, ETC.), OR BY ESTIMATED PREP TIME,” SHE NOTED. Through working with nonprofits, government organizations, schools, food banks, farm markets and other community partners, ONIE is able to provide nutritious recipes and educational materials, including distributing nutrition calendars to elementary schools across the state and recipe cards to farm markets based on the types of local produce available for that season. With the community’s help carrying their message online and off, through in-kind donations of items such as food or other needed supplies and volunteering for a variety of community events, there are many ways to get involved. For more information on education materials and recipes, visit onieproject.org. Or follow on Facebook for the most up-to-date nutrition information and recipes @ONIEproject.

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AVOCADO BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS

HAM AND CORN CHOWDER

(Serves 5)

(Serves 6)

Estimated Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Estimated Preparation Time: 35 minutes This tasty, simple ham and corn chowder recipe is perfect

INGREDIENTS

for your leftover holiday ham!

2 large avocados, diced 1 (15.5 oz) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1 medium jalapeño, finely diced

1/2 lb. low-sodium ham, diced

1/2 tsp cumin

1 cup frozen sliced carrots

1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder

1 jalapeño, finely diced

1 (10 oz) can red enchiladas sauce

2 tsp. dried thyme

10 corn tortillas

4 cups unsalted chicken broth

1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

3 tbsp. whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 lb. red potatoes, cubed 2 cups frozen corn

PREPARATION

1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk

+ Preheat oven to 350°F.

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

+ In a medium bowl, combine avocados, black beans, 3/4 cup

PREPARATION

cheese, peppers, cumin and chipotle powder. Toss to comine.

+ In a large stockpot, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion, ham, carrots, jalapeño and thyme. Cook 5-7 minutes.

+ In a large casserole dish, pour half of the enchilada sauce. Spoon avocado mixture into the center of a tortilla. Roll it up

+ Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add flour and whisk

and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat for all tor-

together until soup thickens. Add potatoes and corn. Re-

tillas. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Reserve

duce heat, cover and cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are

leftover avocado mixture for garnish.

fork-tender. Stir in milk and cheese.

+ Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted & sauce is bubbling.

+ Cook until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and serve.

+ To serve, top with yogurt, cilantro and leftover avocado mixture.

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ARTICLE STACI ELDER HENSLEY

EXHAUSTED ALL THE TIME?

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GIVE YOURSELF A NEW YEAR’S ENERGY MAKEOVER


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HERE’S AN OLD SLOGAN THAT’S BEEN FLOATING AROUND FOR YEARS THAT STATES, “MY GET UP AND GO HAS GOT UP AND WENT.” That’s arguably true for most Americans, living as we do in a fast-paced culture where many people spend their days gulping Red Bulls, sitting in front of a computer and getting by on far less than eight hours sleep a night. So what to do to resolve your own personal energy crisis? The New Year

is a great time to give yourself an energy makeover. Rather than attempting a massive lifestyle overhaul, though, your odds of success are much higher if you make tweaks to your lifestyle over a period of weeks and/or months.

Along with getting plenty of sleep, your quest for more energy will require you to pay

attention to the physical and dietary aspects your life.

“THE MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE TO HAVE MORE ENERGY IS TO BEGIN WITH AN OVERALL ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT,” SAID REGISTERED DIETITIAN KATHY ONLEY, PH.D. AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA’S DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES. “MOST OF US WANT A MAGIC BULLET ANSWER, AND THERE JUST ISN’T ONE. THE CHANGE FOR A BETTER, MORE ENERGY-PRODUCING DIET, FOR EXAMPLE, IS COMPLEX, SO YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THAT THERE IS NO ONE ANSWER, AND YOU MUST BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH THOSE LIFESTYLE CHANGES.” “Just like anything else, you have got to have passion about living a healthier

lifestyle in order to enjoy it and/or succeed at it,” adds Alyssia Migliaccio, a coach and personal trainer with Orangetheory Fitness in Moore. “Our job as coaches is to remind you why you are passionate about living a healthier lifestyle, whether it’s about feeling better, living longer or looking better. YOU are the only person stopping you from living a healthier lifestyle.” MOVEMENT = PEP Hands down, regular exercise is the best and fastest way to gain energy. It may seem ironic that expending energy will give you energy, but that’s how it works. Even simple walking boosts your overall health, mood and ability to sleep, again giving you more energy. If you’ve been a couch potato, start slowly with regular short walks, then slowly work your way up to a more intensive workout. If you’re extremely overweight or have other health concerns, check with your doctor before you begin. It’s also beneficial to have an exercise partner and/or work with a fitness trainer to get you started. Even if you can only afford a couple of sessions to get you going, it’s worth the investment. Taking advantage of high-tech tools such as Fitbit, Applewatch and others is also desirable. An important component in addressing your energy crisis is sleep. Needs vary, but normally that means six to eight hours for adults.

“I encourage using any technology that makes you more aware of your daily activity or inactivity,” Migliaccio said. “Our world has become so sedentary that most people don’t realize how inactive they are, but thanks to technology Siri can tell you just about anything.”

CONTINUED >

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EXHAUSTED ALL THE TIME?

(CON TI N U ED)

it’s important to give your body the proper fuel it needs to get the job done right and change your lifestyle. The best ratio is to eat meals that are about 15-20 percent protein, 50-65 percent carbohydrates and 20-30 percent fat.

EATING FOR ENERGY American diet fads and eating programs have historically focused around

+ DRINK WATER. Most Americans are dehydrated,

eliminating entire categories of foods from the diet, especially fat, on a per-

living as we do on energy drinks, soda, tea, coffee and

manent or temporary basis. To create energy, however, “You have to open

alcohol, all of which pull water out of your system.

your mind and accept that all three major nutrients–carbohydrates, protein

+ LIMIT THE CAFFEINE. Caffeine may give you an

and fat–are all essential to our nutritional health,” Onley said. “To empha-

initial energy boost, but it will lead to a big crash later.

size one over the others does not produce more energy. Rather, you get an

Plus, too much caffeine will keep you up at night and

unbalanced diet that will probably lead to even more fatigue. You’ll get much

lead to sluggishness in the morning. Try to keep your

better results by balancing your protein, carbs and fat at every meal. The

caffeine intake to no more than 300 milligrams per

best ratio is to eat meals that are about 15-20 percent protein, 50-65 percent

day, and don’t have caffeinated beverages after noon.

carbohydrates and 20-30 percent fat. “After that, the next step will be to educate yourself on which carbohydrates, proteins and fats are the healthiest, and plan how you will use them to keep this balance, yet create a diet that you will stick to,” she said.

+ EAT BREAKFAST. “It’s the most important meal of the day” isn’t just a cliché; it’s the truth. Eating breakfast gets your metabolism going and your brain in gear. + EAT ABOUT EVERY FOUR HOURS. This will

“Most of us are guilty of focusing on exercise over diet,” Migliaccio said. “It’s

prevent spikes and dips in your blood sugar, which will

OK to have a cheat meal here and there, but it’s important to give your body

in turn keep you from crashing during the afternoon.

the proper fuel it needs to get the job done right and change your lifestyle. If

Keep in mind, though, that this doesn’t mean eating

you’re going to put higher demands on a car engine, you’ve got to prepare

five or more meals per day. Instead, have three small

the car for those demands, or it will break down. Your body is the same way.

meals and a couple of energy-rich snacks, such as

Everything in moderation.”

nuts, yogurt, olives, fresh fruit or legumes.

Making small tweaks to your diet will improve your odds of being successful

+ SELECT HEALTHY FATS. Omega-3 (found in

over the long term, as people rarely can maintain rigid dietary restrictions, and

fish, nuts and canola oils) and monounsaturated fats

they usually are more fatigued while doing so. You’ll have far more energy if you:

are healthier and will keep you more mentally alert.

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“WE HAVE AN INCREASING EXPECTATION THAT WE CAN KEEP SQUEEZING MORE AND MORE OUT OF OUR LIVES IF WE CAN JUST FIND THE RIGHT FORMULA,” ONLEY SAID. “THAT KIND OF PRESSURE IS UNREALISTIC AND OVERWHELMING AND CAN ACTUALLY HAVE THE REVERSE EFFECT OF DRAINING YOUR ENERGY.”

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OLIVETO’S PEPPERONI CHICKEN 1 oz. Olive oil

+ Pour water into a large pot with or without salt and

5 oz. Yellow onion, diced

bring to a boil. Once the water is at a boil, cook the

8 ea. Pepperoni, halved 2 oz. Mushrooms, sliced 1 oz. Red bell peppers, julienned 3 oz. Grilled chicken, sliced 1 oz. White wine 1 oz. Black olives 5 oz. Bowtie pasta 5 oz. Mozzarella, shredded

pasta for about 8-10 minutes. + While the pasta is cooking, pour the olive oil into a medium-sized pan and heat. Add onions and pepperoni; sauté until onions begin to soften. + Add sliced mushrooms, red peppers and chicken, and sauté until mushrooms soften. (You can cook your chicken fresh or buy the store chicken that is already pre-cooked and sliced for you.)

5 oz. Marinara sauce 1 tbsp. Asiago cheese

+ Deglaze pan with white wine. Then add olives, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and cooked bowtie pasta. Toss or stir all ingredients until cheese has melted. + Place cooked ingredients in serving bowl. Garnish with asiago cheese.

OLIVETO’S FLIRTINI 1.5 oz. SKYY raspberry-infusion vodka ¾ oz. Citronge liqueur 2 oz. Pineapple juice 2 oz. Cranberry juice 1 oz. Kenwood champagne 1 cherry ½ tsp. colored bar sugar for rim

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Cleveland County Lifestyle, I have made attending my OTF sessions a top priority. My mental as well as physical health, my social and family interactions, my professional development, my faith—in fact, virtually every aspect of my life—have improved and deepened as a direct result of my decision to make this journey to health. Quite frankly, I would never go back to the way it was before. OTF is a part of my life for good. Some of my other accomplishments since joining OTF: • I completed my first dritri (2000-meter row, 300 body

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The Wines of Winter RECOMMENDATIONS BIG, RED AND GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE WELCOME TO 2018! Although I drink year-round (who are we kidding? I drink weekround, sometimes day-round), drinking in the wintertime seems somehow more satisfying. Cold weather calls for hardy wines, and hardy wines are my second favorite “hardy” thing (shout-out to Parker

ARTICLE BRYAN KERR

Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy). But unlike many '70s TV shows, my wine picks for winter can be consumed now or cellared and enjoyed later. Heck, one of them can even be opened, enjoyed, left on the table overnight and enjoyed again during/for brunch. Ah, brunch…many people think it’s a combination of the words “breakfast” and “lunch,” but it actually comes from the Latin “bibens” and “dies” which, loosely translated, means “socially acceptable day drinking.” My recommended wines for winter are all big, red and geographically diverse. I like them for different reasons, but you may find one suits your tastes a little better than another. The first two are dry, while the last replaces or enhances dessert. The first is from California and one of my new favorite wineries, Field Recordings. Andrew Jones, the winemaker there, is known for seeking out great grapes from small vineyards and turning them into excellent wines. This one is a Cabernet Franc and is simply called “Franc.” Cabernet Franc is often underappreciated compared to its offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon (actually a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc). Cab Franc is lighter and is sometimes mixed with other grapes to form Bordeaux or a red blend. Tannins tend to be a bit less prevalent on a Cab Franc and acidity is slightly muted compared to Cab Sauv, but nobody would mistake this wine for “thin” or an “easy swallow.”

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Bryan Kerr is proprietor of Moore Liquor, 914 and 916 SW 4th St., Moore.


By the way, if you ever hear a wine rep, sommelier or other expert describe a wine as an “easy swallow,” that usually means it sucks. Trust me. I’ve had lots of “easy swallows” in my life. Not to imply you want a “hard swallow,” either (that’s not actually a thing), but when looking for a good cold-weather wine, I’d suggest something described as “rich” or as having a “full mouthfeel.” As an aside to my aside (a side-by-side aside? <groan>), I always hated the word “mouthfeel,” it sounds both pretentious and slightly dirty. Nonetheless, I use it here because that’s the word that works best to make my point. My apologies for all the “swallowing” and “mouthfeeling.” I hope, dear reader, you do not decide I am being too familiar or too crass. Now let’s move from California to Argentina with my second recommendation, Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec. This one is rich and has a full mouthfeel (yeah, I did just do that). The Malbec grape started in France but is now better known as the primary grape grown, consumed and exported from Mendoza, Argentina. Malbecs have really come into their own in the last few years, and I’ve been happy to add many new ones to our wine room at Moore Liquor. This particular wine is one of my favorites because it showcases the grapes from that region nearly perfectly. Trivento ages this Malbec in French Oak for a full year and them allows it to age another year before shipping. This wine is both dry and fruity with lots of dark berry flavors and some subtle hints of more interesting tastes that come from where it’s grown and how it’s made. My final recommendation comes from Portugal and, no surprise, it’s a Port. Ports are fortified wines, meaning alcohol (usually wine brandy) is added during the fermentation process. This gives Port a higher alcohol content, a longer shelf live and a very interesting taste. I’m suggesting Graham’s “Six Grapes” Port because it is of consistently good quality. If you’ve never tried Port, be ready for a new wine experience. Ports are dessert wines but they are dessert wines that are full-bodied and luscious. As I mentioned before, Ports can remain open on the counter overnight with nearly no loss in flavor. If you open it, sip a little, then put it in the fridge; this one would likely still be drinkable for a month or more. I prefer my Ports slightly chilled.

MY RECOMMENDED WINES FOR WINTER: + Franc from Field Recordings $18.43 per 750ml bottle + Golden Reserve Malbec from Trivento $18.89 per 750ml bottle + Six Grapes Port from W. & J. Graham $27.65 per 750ml bottle If you’d like to see a short video review of these products, visit our YouTube channel at YouTube.com/MooreLiquor. Good wine and good wishes! January 2018 | Cleveland County Lifestyle

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NEIGHBORHOOD

CLEVELAND COUNTY

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Frost Creek

$785,918

$785,918

100%

0

4

5.1

Brookhaven 33

$699,000

$675,000

97%

180

5

4.1

Vista Springs

$607,109

$607,109

100%

1

4

3.1

The Preserve at Parkside

$510,547

$510,547

100%

0

6

4

Hallbrooke 6

$458,500

$450,000

98%

187

3

3.1

Olde Stonbridge 4

$439,875

$438,875

99%

91

4

3.1

Little River Trails

$390,707

$390,707

100%

0

4

3

Church Hill Estates

$390,000

$385,000

98%

25

3

2.2

Arbor Lake 2

$389,900

$377,000

96%

5

4

4

Cascata Lake 4

$389,900

$370,000

94%

120

5

4

Windstone

$386,475

$386,475

100%

0

3

3

Southern Preserve Ph 1

$379,900

$379,900

100%

91

3

2.1

Rockport 2

$369,900

$368,000

99%

7

3

2.1

Rio de Bella

$351,503

$351,503

100%

0

4

3

Hunters Glen

$345,900

$342,000

98%

146

4

3

Rio de Bella

$339,900

$347,000

102%

2

3

2.1

Estates of Wyndemere

$335,000

$320,000

95%

17

3

3.1

Sendera Lakes

$325,000

$320,000

98%

36

4

3

Olde Rockwell Estates

$315,000

$314,000

99%

82

4

4

Rock Creek Estates

$314,950

$315,000

100%

128

3

2.2

This data is a sampling of sold properties from August 2017. Source: IRES MLS system.

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GIVING BACK

CASP's Be Fit Club

TEACHING KIDS HOW TO HAVE FUN GETTING FIT

CHILDHOOD OBESITY IS A GROWING PROBLEM ACROSS

Smart Club), health and nutrition program (Be Fit Club) and many other

THE NATION, AND OKLAHOMA IS NO EXCEPTION. Excess

fun and educational activities for the children to enjoy while at CASP.

calorie intake and physical inactivity contribute to obesity, which is

Be Fit Club is a physical activity and nutrition education program

associated with some of the leading preventable chronic diseases,

whose mission is to increase nutritional knowledge and physical

including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.

activity of participants through daily program activities. In Be Fit,

One of the focuses of the Community After School Program in

the children learn that there are many ways to be active without

Norman is to combat this dangerous trend by getting kids up and mov-

being competitive, all while having fun and enjoying themselves.

ing and showing them how to maintain a healthier lifestyle in a fun way.

During nutrition lessons, children learn fun and interesting ways

I recently spoke with Tara Callaway, Be Fit Club program

to make healthy snacks with hands-on learning. This has allowed

manager with CASP, about their organization and how they are accomplishing these goals.

them to see that eating healthy can be both fun and tasty. In 2016, we introduced yoga to our children as part of our Be Fit curriculum. The kids have really enjoyed learning a new way

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?

to be active through controlled movement and focused energy.

To provide a safe, supervised and enriching environment for

In Be Fit, we are always looking for new ways to involve the chil-

children after school.

dren in activities that raise their heart rate while having fun. It is the long-term goal of Be Fit that its participants will take what

WHEN WERE YOU FOUNDED, AND WHAT

theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned and continue to eat healthy, nutritious foods and

ARE SOME DETAILS OF YOUR ORGANIZATION?

be active throughout their lives!

CASP was founded in 1974 to provide after-school care for working families. At CASP, we provide children with many hands-on learning opportunities.

HOW HAS YOUR ORGANIZATION GROWN? CASP started at Cleveland Elementary School in 1974 and has grown to serve more than 600 students at all 17 elementary schools

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CAN YOU PROVIDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SOME OF

in Norman Public Schools. Be Fit Club (health and nutrition program)

THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES YOU OFFER?

serves nine of these elementary schools. Be Smart Club provides

We provide after-school care, 1:1 tutoring and homework help (Be

Homework Club at all 17 locations and 1:1 tutoring at all 11 Title I schools.

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ARTICLE LINDSEY DAVIES

Call/email to book videastudios@gmail.com 405-788-8083 Videa Studios on facebook CONTACT INFO Tara Callaway, Be Fit Program Manager 366.5970 | 1023 N. Flood Ave., Norman, OK 73069 caspinc.org Facebook- Community After School Program Instagram â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CASP Norman

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WHAT UNIQUE NEEDS DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION FACE? CASP is in need of donations to our scholarship fund so we can continue to keep our tuition rates affordable while assisting limited-income families. DO YOU PARTNER WITH ANY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY? We partner with Norman Public Schools, United Way of Norman, AmeriCorps/ OK Serves program, the University of Oklahoma, and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. These organizations provide grants, funding, programming space and volunteers. WHAT CAN OUR READERS DO TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION? Donate and volunteer. If someone has a unique talent or wants to share a hobby with the children, they can get in touch with our office and we can set up a time that they can volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are quite broad and include anything from reading to students, homework help, 1:1 tutoring, playing games and serving as a positive mentor. CASP is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are always welcome! Supplies and equipment can be donated to our programs, including our Be Smart and Be Fit Clubs. Donations are tax-deductible and can be earmarked for Be Fit Club, Be Smart Club, program supplies or scholarships. January 2018 | Cleveland County Lifestyle

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J A N U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR tors! Bring your wedding party for an

1

2-7

FIRST DAY HIKE AT LAKE THUNDERBIRD STATE PARK

OKC BROADWAY PRESENTS: THE COLOR PURPLE

Meet at Discovery Cove before setting

Follow along with the classic tale of one

out on an easy two-mile hike or half-mile

woman's journey to love and triumph

trek. Be sure to bring your leashed pets,

in the American South. Presented by

camera, binoculars, water and appropri-

OKC Broadway, this show will be held

ate dress for cold weather. After the jour-

at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music

ney, hikers can enjoy a healthy snack,

Hall. This show is recommended for ma-

Music legend Alan Parsons will be the

bottled water, coffee and hot chocolate.

ture audiences. OkcBroadway.com

headliner for the 2018 SHINE Concert.

Lake Thunderbird, Norman

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THROUGH FEB 25

giveaways, coupons/discounts, and sample/cake tastings! okBride.com

12 ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT SHINE CONCERT Riverwind Casino, Norman

FMI, call 364.7171. Register.Riverwind.com

Park staff will share information to help you with photography. 360.3572

exciting day of fashion shows, prizes/

5-7 OKLAHOMA WINTER BEAD & JEWELRY SHOW

Oklahoma State Fair Park, OKC

14 CARTER SAMPSON WINTER WIND CONCERT

FACTORY OBSCURA PRESENTS: SHIFT

Visitors will find millions of beads, beading supplies, pearls, silver, find-

Featuring Okie-born singer/songwriter

Current Studio, OKC

ings, chain, designer cabochons, fine

Carter Sampson, whoser empowering mu-

Join the creatives for a fully immersive,

minerals and more. Representatives

sic appeals to a wide range of folks. Host-

experiential art installation the whole

from the Oklahoma Mineral & Gem

ed by The Depot. app.arts-people.com

family will enjoy. SHIFT takes partic-

Society also will be in attendance,

ipants on a journey through human

teaching and demonstrating various

consciousness—from dreamy intro-

lapidary techniques. AksShow.com

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6 & 20

OKLAHOMA CITY HOME & GARDEN SHOW

to awaken your inner child by sparking

EAGLE WATCH

The Oklahoma City Home & Garden

wonder and inviting interactive play.

Lake Thunderbird, Norman

Show is a convenient destination to

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Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature

gain advice on home-related product or

Center for an information session

service. Nearly 500 exhibitors and 1,000

at 12:45 .p.m, then tour several sites

experts will be on-site to provide profes-

throughout the park to catch a glimpse

sional advice, the latest products and in-

of magnificent eagles in their winter

spiration for the home and garden. New

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Chickasaw Downtown Ballpark

and dress appropriately. Each eagle

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Noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Hosted by the

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preparing for the spring season.

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purchase LifeShare WinterFest tickets

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State Fair Park

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be snow tubing can buy single-session

The largest bridal show in Oklaho-

Performing Arts, Norman

tickets for $13 per rider. FMI: 218.1000

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Guest conductor Wallace Hinson will

spection to high-energy creativity and all points in between. Come explore the various levels and rooms of this one-of-a-kind art experience designed

1 LIFESHARE WINTERFEST

The Depot, Norman

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visiting Santa's Workshop, plus sparkling holiday lighting and decor, this will be a holiday highlight your family will remember for years! Non-riders can

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lead the Norman Philharmonic in Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, Bohuslav Martinu’s “Toccata e due Canzoni” and Antonín Dvořák’s “Czech Suite.” FMI, call 364.0397.

21 CONCERT: GARRETT JACOBSON AND JEREMY THOMAS The Depot, Norman

As a jazz organist, Garrett Jacobson performs regularly at various jazz venues in the Oklahoma City area. Jeremy Thomas is an incredibly talented and versatile musician playing the Hammond B3 Organ, drums, piano, keyboards, synthesizers  and bass  guitar. Hosted by The Depot. app.arts-people.com

23 THE HUNTS Oklahoma City Community College, OKC

With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. tickets.occc.edu

JAN 31 & FEB 1-4 PETER PAN JR. Sooner Theatre, Norman

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. SoonerTheatre.org

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PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE JERRI CULPEPPER

Trainers Confessions WHAT I WISH I'D KNOWN

FOR YEARS, BECOMING MORE PHYSICALLY FIT HAS TOPPED THIS NATION’S LIST OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS. Of course, the next consideration is how to go about achieving that goal. So, we recently asked three area fitness trainers the question, “What do you wish you’d known before you began your fitness journey?”

“Finding a fitness community with accountability and encouragement will lead to faster results with more enjoyment along the way.”

“Being healthy and fit is a lifestyle, requiring fulltime commitment. It consists of a well-rounded routine of several components that enhance daily living.”

Tiffany Tatum Pure Barre

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