OneSix8
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Thu November 14, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Family Festivities

This week's OneSix8 is all about events for the family. If you want to sing and dance, or just enjoy some artistic expression this weekend has a lot of options.

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For encouraging self-expression, Oklahoma Peer-to-Peer-Drop-In Center hosts “My Feelings are a Work of Art” November 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Families view art created by children, youth and young adults who participated in this self-expression project. Five community organizations partnered with Oklahoma Systems of Care to address the stigma of childhood mental illness and to promote self- expression in a safe environment.

Those who wish to continue the artistic expression can attend the Edmond Library November 16 from 10 to 11 that morning for Parent and Child Watercolors class, taught by popular local artists, Jim Pourtorkan.

Pourtorkan shares his love of watercolors and introduces the basic skills and techniques of painting to children and parents.  Guests end the day with a painting of their own to take home.

St. Gregory’s University hosts a Robotics workshop, a family event for future engineers, or those who want to learn something new on November 15 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

The first day of the workshop teaches guests basic robot building skills using a construction diagram as well as teamwork skills. On the second day guests build their robots and put them to the test in competitive games.

To end the weekend with some family fun, the Fred Jones J. Museum of Art hosts Family Days on Sunday November 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Guests explore art in the museums permanent collection and temporary exhibitions and participate in a variety of hands-on activities for the entire family.

If the family festivities leave you wanting some alone time, here are some other weekend events for you:

The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro hosts “Refreshing the Pallette” November 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Atendees sample twenty different wines and enjoy art by Oklahoma artists based on wine lables.

Organist Jason Roberts performs at the Trinity Episcopal Church November 17 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Roberts has won many awards and studies at Rice University, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art hosts “On Assignment: The Photojournalism of Horace Bristol on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Bristol achieved popular acclaim for his photographs of migrant workers in California during the Great Depression.

For other ways to feel the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page.

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