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11:15 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Clinics and Classes

Leona Mitchell
Credit www.operanews.com

Even though the semester is ending and kids are getting out of school, there are still several events that can encourage intellectual interest. But don’t keep scrolling just yet: none of these events is your boring algebra lecture.

Operatic soprano and Enid-native Leona Mitchell offers the first installment of her two-part master class this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library.

Mitchell has performed for four U.S. presidents (Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton) and countless dignitaries including Bishop Desmond Tutu. She sang at the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, and she spent 18 years with the Metropolitan Opera House. During the master class, Mitchell will discuss how to prepare for a successful career as a musician. Registration for this event is required and can be completed by calling 405- 606-3879.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosts a workshop for all artists on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Staff from the Kansas City-based organization Artist INC teach attendees how to transform their hobbies into a sustainable and profitable practice. What Works/What Doesn't includes discussions about portfolio careers, goal setting and planning, financial planning, and communications strategies. Reserve your spot by filling out the form here.

And agriculture enthusiasts from Prairie Rose Permaculture come to the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Plaza Room on May 11 for an open clinic. The branch of ecological design builds plant systems that are modeled from natural ecosystems. Members from Prairie Rose instruct participants how to build these landscapes in urban environments from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and the following events are designed especially for moms to enjoy the day.

The Martin Park Nature Center presents a Mother’s Day Tea on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Register in advance by calling 405-755-0676.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History offers complimentary admission for all moms on May 12.

The Downtown Library hosts a special 2nd Sunday Concert. Pianist Wayne McEvilly plays Mozart for Mother’s Day at 3:00 p.m.

For more events, visit our calendar page