Low Vision Support Group

The Low Vision Support Group meets 11:30 a.m. today at University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Ave.

This will be the group's annual holiday meeting and lunch will be served. Cost is $5. Members will be called and new members always are welcome.

For details, call 364-3815.

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia has its annual Christmas Potluck Dinner and Christmas Program at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Immanual Lutheran Church, 1800 NW 36th St. in Oklahoma City.

A musical program including singing Christmas carols will follow. Bazaar items will be for sale with proceeds going to the society's Scholarship Fund.

Those interested in German Russian Heritage are welcome to share in the activities.

For more information, call publicity chair Margaret Dufran at 329-6644.

Norman Galaxy of Writers

The Norman Galaxy of Writers has its annual Christmas-Hanukkah Potluck Luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday at University Lutheran Church, 914 Elm Ave.

Members should bring meat, vegetables, salads or desserts. Guests are welcome.

Stan Solloway, Dorothy Brinker and Kathleen Park will deliver readings. Following presentations contest chair Vickey Kennedy will present the awards for the 2006 Galaxy Writing Contest and the Bonnie Speer Award.

Also, 2007 officers will be installed. They include: Linda Basinger, president; Kathleen Park, vice-president; Lyn Wendelbo, secretary; and Julie Cook, treasurer.

For more information, call 321-8834 or 364-0232.

Delta Kappa

Delta Kappa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha has its monthly business meeting Monday at the Norman Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Gray St.

Plans for the upcoming Christmas party will be finalized.

Delta Kappa meets the first and third Monday of the month. For more information on becoming a member or forming a chapter, call Vivian Gibson at 364-0484.

First Lutheran Concert Series

First Lutheran Church, 1300 N. Robinson St., invites the public to its free Concert Series at noon Tuesday.

Flutist John Edwards and Harpist Gaye LeBlanc will present Christmas music.

The concert is free. Call 235-1013 for more details.

NAMI Cleveland County

NAMI Cleveland County's REACH support group meets 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Edsel Ford house.

REACH is a free and ongoing support group for friends and families of individuals with mental illness that meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.

For more information, call Terri Horton, NAMI executive director, at 701-2078.

Grandparents or Relatives as Second Parents

A support group for Grandparents or Relatives as Second Parents meets 7 to 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7 at CrossPointe Church at the corner of 24th Avenue Southeast and State Highway 9.

Groups are free and child care is provided.

For more information, call Billy or Linda Churchman at 292-4239.

Sooner Toastmasters Club

The Sooner Toastmasters Club will host a Tall Tales Contest at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in room 401 of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Leela Thomas will be the evening's toastmaster. In the first half of the meeting, Christie Paradise and Jerry Ryan will give speeches. Then "Paul Bunyan's, Pecos Bill's and John Henry's" will spin wild tales for the club's first Tall Tales Contest. Refreshments will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.

For more information, call Jen Beck at 329-0607 or visit sooner.freetoasthost.org.

Cleveland-McClain County Retired Educators

Cleveland-McClain County Retired Educators meet 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Denny's Restaurant, 2535 W. Main St.

The Norman North High School choir will perform holiday music. Also, the group will present Pioneer Awards and Executive Director Joyce Drew Parsons will address attendees.

For more information, call Vera at 321-2641.

Norman Kiwanis Club

The 54th annual Norman Kiwanis Pancake Day is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Norman High School Commons, 911 W. Main St.

The breakfast takes place in conjunction with Norman's Christmas parade. Adult tickets are $4 ($4.50 at the door) and children 12 and under are $2.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.


The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is partnering with the Department of Human Services to bring foster children cheer for an evening.

Individuals can send a foster child to see Christmas lights in December by sponsoring a seat on a bus, which will take children to Chickasha to see the bright lights Dec. 15. RSVP volunteers will accompany the children as their "grandparents" for the evening. Tickets are $20 a seat or $100 for five children.

Also, senior volunteers are needed to accompany the foster children on the trip. Those who are 55 or better can sign up by calling Carla Fry at 701-2132.

The group will meet at 6 p.m. and return by 10 p.m. A background check is required for all volunteers. Call Fry by Tuesday to volunteer.

More information on how to sponsor seats for the trip, call Fry at 701-2132 or e-mail cfry@cocaa.org.

Club news is a calendar listing of local social and service clubs' regular meetings and special events. Information is published Tuesday through Saturday as space permits. Submit information at least one week in advance of the meeting or event by e-mailing lifestyle@normantranscript.com, faxing 366-3516 or calling 366-3544.

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