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OCTAFest 2018 July 20th -21st

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This year's OCTAFest will be hosted by Shawnee Little Theatre! The Oklahoma Community Theatre Association Festival (OCTAfest) is a state-wide biennial play festival that is the organization’s signature event. In accordance with OCTA’s mission to encourage excellence in theatre arts, the festival provides an opportunity for theatres to present their best artistic productions to the state, be adjudicated by nationally known theatre experts, and for audiences to see the best of community theatre performances. It is the first step in the national American Association of Community Theatre’s festival, in which the winners are invited to perform internationally. Two advancing plays are chosen during OCTAfest to advance to the regional festival, where one of those will be chosen to advance to the national festival. OCTA leads the nation with the most first and second place awards at regional and national festivals.

Downtown Block Party July 20th • 6:00 - 9:00 PM

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Join us in Downtown Shawnee for Live Entertainment, Vendors, Art, Farmers' Market, and fun activities for the whole family! Free Admission. Events happen all along Main Street. Vendors located at Celebration of Life Park, 301 E Main St., Shawnee OK.

Seeking Vendors We are seeking vendors for the Annual Bill Tilghman Boomtown Celebration Day October 20, 2018 at 9am $25 vendor registration fee Inside spaces available but limited!

Bill Tilghman Boomtown Celebration Day Car Show October 20, 2018 Pre-Registration $20 (If registered by October 1) Registration is $25 • 8am - 10am T-shirts available for pre-order $12 each Awards at 3pm. Higher Cash Prizes! For more information, call Michelle Farris P: 918-716-4407 or email: cityofcromwellevents@yahoo.com

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LOCAL AND STATE-WIDE ONGOING EVENTS & EXHIBITS:

If you have an event you would like to see in our Event Calendar, call Cheyenne Meadows at (405) 214-3963 or email cheyenne.meadows@news-star.com.

For advertising, call Brad Casto at (405) 214-3950 or email brad.casto@news-star.com


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Movies Opening This Weekend in Shawnee! "HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION" Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury

Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. The rest of Drac's Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it's Mavis' turn to play the overprotective parent, keeping her dad and Ericka apart. Little do they know that his "too good to be true" love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters. The animated comedy features the voices of Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Fran Drescher. (Rated PG for some action and rude humor). ((1:37) OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8 and MOVIES SIX AT SHAWNEE MALL.

"SKYSCRAPER"

FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in Hong Kong he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who are trapped inside the building...above the fire line. Dwayne Johnson and Neve Campbell star in the action thriller. (Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language). (1:42). OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8 and MOVIES SIX AT SHAWNEE MALL.

"DEADPOOL 2"

Outspoken mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time traveling cyborg, Cable. Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin star in the action adventure comedy. (Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material). (1:59) OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT THE HORNBECK THEATRE.

"BOOK CLUB"

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading “50 Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club. Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen set out to prove you’re never too old for romance. Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia and Don Johnson co-star. (Rated PG-13 for sex related material throughout, and for language). (1:44) OPENS FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT THE HORNBECK THEATRE.

SUMMER KID SERIES: Every Wednesday through August 1,

the Hornbeck Theatre will present a family friendly children’s movie. Doors open at 9:30am, movie begins at 10 am. Admission is $4.00 per person which includes a drink and popcorn. Showing Wednesday, July 18 will be the animated feature “Despicable Me 3”, rated PG.

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JULY ZOO PROGRAMS NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: OKC ZOO SUMMER CAMPS

Embrace your youngster’s sense of wonder with the Oklahoma City Zoo’s summer camps. These weekly themed camps are available June 4 through August 11, 2018, for children ages 3-15. Full-day camps for ages 4-11 run Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for $275 (members) aqwnd $300 (nonmembers). Half-day camps for ages 4-5 (only) meet Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for $145 (members) and $160 (nonmembers). Other fees apply for 3-year-old camps, teen camps and extended care hours. During the full-day option, campers will enjoy a variety of activities including Zoo play, exhibit tours, animal visits, keeper chats, water play, and Zoo rides and attractions. Daily snacks provided. These highly popular programs usually reach capacity, so enroll now. Advance registration, payment and shot records are required. To register online or learn more about camp programs, visit www.okczoo.org/camps or call Education at (405) 425-0218.

NOW THROUGH TUESDAY, JULY 31: ANNUAL SUMMER SAVINGS ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES

The Oklahoma City Zoo and the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan (OCSP) are partnering once again to bring the third annual Summer Savings Adventure Sweepstakes to Oklahoma families. The sweepstakes will see one Oklahoma child win $5,529 toward an OCSP account. Participation is open to parents, grandparents or legal guardians who are at least age 21 and have a child or grandchild who is an Oklahoma resident age 16 or younger. The winner will be randomly selected and formally announced shortly after the sweepstakes concludes July 30, 2018. Sweepstakes entry, official rules and additional information is available at www.ok4saving.org.

ONGOING: EYE SPY SAFARI FOR KIDS PRESENTED BY BOB MOORE SUBARU

Young explorers, 11 and under, can take an interactive safari on Zoo grounds to learn more about the OKC Zoo’s extraordinary animals. Each child who completes their safari scratchoff card will receive a prize. Presented by Bob Moore Subaru, Eye Spy Safari cards are available at the Zoo’s Guest Services and ZOOfriends’ offices throughout the summer. Prizes are available at the Safari Gift Shop located in the Global Plaza. Participation is free with Zoo admission, and kids will receive a prize once they’ve completed their card.

SUNDAY, JULY 1 – TUESDAY, JULY 31: ZOOFRIENDS’ CAPTURE THE WILD PHOTO CONTEST

Do you have an artistic eye for photographing animals and landscapes? If yes, showcase your talents by entering your favorite Zoo photos in the Oklahoma Zoological Society’s "Capture the Wild Photo Contest" from July 1–31. Photos will be categorized and judged in both youth and adult divisions. Entries are due July 31. Winning photos from this year’s contest will comprise the annual ZOOfriends’ calendar. The full-color calendar is one of the benefits of a ZOOfriends’ membership. Participation is free. To learn more, call (405) 425-0218 or visit www.zoofriends.org to find contest rules and submission guidelines.

SATURDAY, JULY 28: BOWLING FOR RHINOS CONSERVATION EVENT

Don’t strike out on your chance to be a champion for conservation. Save the date for the Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual conservation fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos, on Saturday, July 28, 2018, and help save wild rhinoceros populations. The OKC Zoo's chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is proud to host the 24th annual Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) event on July 28, from 6-9 p.m. at Oklahoma City’s Heritage Lanes (NW 122nd and N. Pennsylvania). Registration begins at 5 p.m. BFR is a community tradition and family-friendly fundraiser supporting rhino and habitat conservation. Total proceeds from the event benefit rhino conservation in Asia and Africa. Individual tickets include shoe rental, three games of bowling, food, a T-shirt and exciting door prize opportunities. Teams are also welcome to participate. Spectator tickets will include a T-shirt and door prize opportunities only. The Zoo will share sign-up instructions and event details on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and okczoo.org.

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Top Young "Elvis" to headline concert at the historic Ritz Theater in Shawnee The youngest man ever to win Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest is coming to Shawnee, Oklahoma. Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the historic Ritz Theater on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Boomarang Diner’s new Rebel Rock Concert Series.

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ZOO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON NOW THROUGH AUGUST:2018

The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City’s beloved, outdoor concert venue, kicks off its summer season on Sunday, June 10, 2018 with John Fogerty and ZZ Top and continues through August with the following events:

· Friday, July 20: 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul, Rock & Roll Express Tour · Tuesday, July 24: Pentatonix · Wednesday, August 1: LOGIC, Bobby Tarantino vs Everybody Tour · Thursday, August 2: 311 & The Offspring, Never Ending Summer Tour

Slaughter brings to life the Elvis of the 1950s and ‘60s with a show that covers The King’s career from “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hound Dog” to his triumphant ’68 Comeback Special.

· Friday, August 10: KATTFEST: Godsmack & Shinedown · Saturday, August 11: Need to Breathe, Forever On Your Side Tour · Thursday, August 16: Slayer, Final World Tour · Friday, August 24: Wiz Khalifa & Rae Sremmurd, Dazed & Blazed Summer 2018 Tour

Boomarang Diner, which is known for their vintage 1950s atmosphere, is sponsoring the concert in an effort to support the revitalization of Shawnee’s downtown area.

Managed by 3HORSE Productions, LLC, the Zoo Amphitheatre is adjacent to the Oklahoma City Zoo and remains one of Oklahoma City’s most enduring and unique attractions. To learn more about the Zoo Amphitheatre or for ticket information, visit www.thezooamphitheatre.com.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Boomarang’s new charity, the Keep Giving Back Foundation, which will lend a helping hand to those who need it, as well as people and organizations that are making a positive impact in their communities.

For tickets, visit www.boomarangdiner.com/concerts or call 405-788-4303.

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Celebrate like it's the '80s at Har-Ber Village Museum in Grove, Oklahoma What do Chewbacca, the Challenger, and Cabbage Patch Kids have in common? They are all icons of the 1980s! The Village’s 50th anniversary celebration with a look at the 1980s continues on July 21 with a free dance/concert and outdoor movie thanks to Grove Tourism Bureau and Grove Rotary Club! That same night, you will also be able to enjoy a 1980s-themed dinner (Mediterranean Chicken, served with Couscous, Vegetables, and a Dinner Salad, includes Coffee or Tea) at the Café at Har-Ber Village. Reservations are highly recommended for the dinner ($12 per adult; $7 per child up to age 13; $2 discount for Har-Ber Village members). Tickets for the dinner may be purchased online at har-bervillage.com. The free dance/concert begins in the Event Tent (right behind the Café) at 6:00 pm. The center of the Event Tent will be left open for dancing with plenty of seating around the perimeter to enjoy Joplin’s hottest cover band, 80 and Out, bringing the best lights, sound, and magic from Bruno Mars to Van Halen … from 2 Pac to the Gin Blossoms. Band Members include: Anthony Ficken - Vocals • Guitar, Nathan Ward - Vocals • Guitar • Bass, Ian Derrickson - Vocals • Percussion, and Dan Stanley - Bass. Refreshments (sodas, water, popcorn, candy) will be available for sale during the dance and the movie. This is a family-friendly event, so no alcoholic beverages are being

sold. Around 8:30 pm, the 1980s movie favorite Raiders of the Lost Ark will be shown on an outdoor inflatable screen on the lawn and gravel next to the Event Tent. There is no charge to watch the film, but you might want to bring your favorite comfortable chairs and blankets! Add to your 1980s experience by visiting HarBer Village during the day! The Village portion of Har-Ber Village Museum will have extended hours on July 21, from 9am - 5:00 pm! To really get in the mood, look through your closet and dig out those outfits with shoulder pads, leotards, leg warmers, baggy pants, bright neon colors and Miami Vice suits! Oh—and don’t forget the boombox! Thanks to sponsors Grand Lake Pest Control and the Evans, Bridges, Siems families, we will be offering a vari-

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ety of crafts (friendship bracelets and pins and pom pom critters), games (Trivial Pursuit), and 1980s television series and movies: watch ALF episodes and Fried Green Tomatoes (showing at 10am and 1:30pm). Look for Rubik’s Cube icons throughout the museum and earn an ‘80s badge. Scouts can earn a special ‘80s patch this day as well. Special activities scheduled for the day include: the Cherokee Youth Choir performance at 11:00 a.m., visit with one of the people who assisted in the production of Cabbage Patch Kids between 10 a.m. and noon, and view a 1987 Chevrolet Corvette parked on Main Street for all to enjoy. All of the activities scheduled for this day are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted. Regular Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 62+; $5 for children 6-13; under 6, members, and active military and their families free. Discounts on many programs and free admission is available to those who become Har-Ber Village members.

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1. The big movies opening this week are both rated PG-13, for the kids

Five ways

to have fun this weekend

there’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” an animated flick wherein Count Dracula makes a romantic connection while on vacation with his family; and for action loving adults, “Skyscraper” in which U.S. war veteran Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson) goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

2. After a month of world-class soccer, the moment of truth is finally here:

the World Cup final. The game is Sunday at 11 a.m. EDT on FOX. There will be plenty of pre-game content to watch, too, so set aside your afternoon for what many around the world call the greatest single game in sports.

3. Sunday marks the beginning of National Zoo Keeper Week, an occasion to recognize the contributions of zookeepers. Head to your local zoo if you can, or find more information at http://aazk.org/national-zoo-keeper-week/.

4. National French Fries Day is also on Sunday. YUM. You can make your own (they’re relatively easy if you’re careful), head to your favorite restaurant that serves fries or hold a “best fries” contest. Some local and national restaurants are even giving out free orders of fries.

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If you’re looking for an international sporting event aside from the World Cup to keep you occupied don’t forget that the Wimbledon tennis tournament as well as cycling’s Tour De France are taking place. For more info visit http:// www.wimbledon.com or https:// www.letour.fr/en/. — More Content Now

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American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City Presents

"Philadelphia's Mummer's – Struttin' Their Stuff" OKLAHOMA CITY - An exciting new exhibit, Philadelphia Mummers – Struttin’ Their Stuff - is now open at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown district. Showcasing the music, history and flamboyant costumes that have been the trademarks of the Mummers for over 100 years, this unique exhibit brings the spirit of New Year’s Day in Philadelphia to America’s heartland. The Mummers Parade – held in Philadelphia on January 1 st each year since 1901 – is recognized as the longest continuously running folk festival in America. Although Mummer roots go back to Greek mythology and English theater of the 1300s, it was the immigration melting pot of Philadelphia, which melded music, masquerade and camaraderie into the city’s unique Mummer culture. When Mummer celebrations of the past began including

firearms as noisemakers as well as chaotic revelry, the city incorporated the Mummers into their annual New Year’s Day parade – and the tradition began. The banjo’s role in the Mummer hierarchy goes back to introduction of a String Band division to the parade in the early 1900s. Dressed in elaborate costumes and playing banjos and saxophones – all while doing the distinctive Mummer’s Strut, the String Bands are the most popular and populated of the five Mummer divisions. While early costumes were homemade, a modern Mummer String Band spends between $30,000 and $80,000 annually for themed costumes designed to be more elaborate and breathtaking than the year before. Philadelphia Mummers – Struttin’ Their Stuff includes many of those dazzling and colorful costumes ranging from sequin bejeweled clowns and jesters to a kid friendly and sparkling version of Frankenstein. Pairing costumes with rare vintage photos, an interesting Mummer history and a video salute to Mummers through the years, the exhibit celebrates a one-of-a-kind American musical tradition. The American Banjo Museum is pleased to have partnered with Christian Vincent Lawlor – a longtime member of Philadelphia’s Fralinger String Band – in bringing this special chapter of banjo history to Oklahoma City. ABM executive director, Johnny Baier, comments, “As Mardi Gras is to New Orleans, the Mummers Parade is to Philadelphia. We are very excited to have this chance to share the music, fun and eye candy which are the Mummers with our mu-

seum visitors.” Philadelphia Mummers – Struttin’ Their Stuff – runs through April of 2019. For more information on upcoming events, or to become a member of the American Banjo Museum, visit americanbanjomuseum.com or call at (405) 604-2793.


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