The Norman Transcript

Breaking News


August 15, 2013

LOCAL hosting classes for children

NORMAN — Local, a Norman restaurant specializing in farm to fork dining, is adding children’s classes to the menu.

The restaurant is launching a class schedule to give children ownership and excitement about food, nutrition, math, science and world culture.

The classes are designed to inspire interest in personal nutrition and health while expanding student knowledge of the history and culture of local and worldwide food. Classes are at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for toddler and pre-school children and 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. for elementary students.

“Offering classes in Localville has been part of our long-range plan for the space since before we opened,” said owner Abby Clark, a former Norman Public School elementary teacher. “Parents are actively seeking enrichment opportunities for their children.”

Morning toddler and pre-school classes are hands-on art, culture and music sessions focused around food.

“For example, one week we are doing tie-dye with beets,” Clark said. “We’ll create some messy, fun art projects, sing songs and explore the ’60s flower children movement.”

Afternoon classes for school-aged children bring a bit more brain heft to the table. Cordon Bleu trained Executive Chef Kyle Mills will lead the class.

Parents or guardians stay onsite at Local during class and can enjoy the complimentary snack station and WiFi.

Classes are $15 each, or $60 a month, with sibling and multi-class discounts available. Infant care is available for $5 during class.

Students will end each session with custom aprons, recipes and recipe boxes and/or art show, depending on the class.

Enrollment is now open, with no enrollment fee, and class sizes are limited. Classes begin Sept. 3.

For the full list of class descriptions and the fall calendar, visit and click on the “LOCALVILLE” tab. Call 928-5600 or email to enroll.

Local is at 2262 W. Main St. in the Normandy Creek Shopping Center in Norman.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Couple with autistic children lead Thorn Bush Autism group

    For Leah and Christian Eisenbeis raising two children with Autism is not only a challenge but it’s been a blessing, too....

    April 20, 2014

  • Free pressure canner checks offered

    With warmer weather trying to get a grip on April’s temperatures, it’s time to get the dial on your pressure canner checked. This is a free service provided by the Cleveland County Extension Office, 601 E. Robinson St. in Norman....

    April 20, 2014

  • Norman artist pledges to continue painting until colors fade

    About five or six months ago, I came across an article in The Norman Transcript about local artist Almira Hill Grammer, who had a display of her work at the State Capitol....

    April 20, 2014

  • ‘Blood moon’ rising

    I guess we all have one thing in common right now. We survived a “blood moon.” What a whirlwind of a week. It seemed that, like Hillary Clinton, the universe was just tossing shoes at me left and right. Maybe it was a sign I need to slow ...

    April 20, 2014

  • What to know about use of BVO

    Q: I’ve heard about Brominated vegetable oil recently. Could you provide some more information? A: Brominated vegetable oil, also called BVO, is a food additive that is often used to keep citrus flavor emulsified in sodas and sports ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Blessing opens demo garden

    A blustery, gray day didn’t mute enthusiasm for the first Saturday of the spring season April 12 at the Cleveland County Master Gardeners demo gardens and the Norman Farm Market....

    April 20, 2014

  • OHCE members receive awards

    Cleveland County’s Oklahoma Home and Community Education members Carol Doner and Megan Doner were award winners at a recent OHCE District meeting in Mustang....

    April 20, 2014

  • Book signing set

    Author Jerry Webster, of Edmond, will sign copies of his book, “What Brings a Soldier to His Knees,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books, 2300 W. Main St....

    April 20, 2014

  • DeLange receives Eagle Scout award

    Jacob DeLange, 15, a freshman at Norman North High School, recently earned his Eagle Scout award with Troop 285, Last Frontier Council....

    April 20, 2014

  • Parents urged to research ADHD

    Q: Our son has just been diagnosed with ADHD, and we have been told he may need social skills training. He is in third grade, and this is all very new and foreign. Do you know anything about this training, and what does this mean for his ...

    April 18, 2014