Norman Buckaroos Square Dance Club

The Norman Buckaroos Square Dance Club will begin offering free square dance lessons for couples at 6 p.m. Friday at Whittier Recreation Center, 2000 W. Brooks St. in Norman.

Participants will be able to learn the state dance of Oklahoma before the centennial celebration. Couples are welcome to sign up to become members until Sept. 16.

For more information, call Chris or Regina at 364-9278.



St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus

St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus is hosting Bingo Friday night in St. Joseph's gym, 421 E. Acres St.

A light dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The first bingo session begins at 7 p.m., followed by the second session at 8:30 p.m.



Norman Galaxy of Writers

Jeff Provine, author of "Celestial Voyages: The Moon, Venus and Mars," will speak at the meeting of Norman Galaxy of Writers, which is 10 a.m. Saturday in room A/B of the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave.

Galaxy is an affiliate of the Oklahoma Writers' Federation. Meetings and membership are open to the public. For more information, call 321-8834.



Asian and American Christian Speakers Club

The Asian and American Christian Speakers Club meets 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of Southern Oklahoma Baptist Church, 625 E. Frank in Norman.

The club meets every second and fourth Saturday of the month. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Jieliang Pan at 325-2900 or Harley Bromley at 288-6292.



University of Oklahoma Women's Association

The University of Oklahoma Women's Association officially begins the group's 56th year of activities with an autumn registration tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the OU Memorial Student Union University Club.

Free parking will be available in the OMU parking garage. For more information, call Tish Marek at 366-8823 or Connie Smith at 321-8385 or 325-3031.



Newcomers Club of Norman

The Newcomers Club of Norman meets 10 a.m. every second Monday of the month at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave. from September through May.

The program for Monday's meeting is "Getting to Know You," with guest speaker Starla Boyd from the Norman Senior Citizens Center.

Annual dues are $20. Complimentary child care is provided with prior arrangements for preschool-age children. Call 329-3745 or visit www.newcomersclub.com.



Norman Senior Citizens Center

The Norman Senior Citizens Center is planning a Texas Adventure trip Sept. 23-27 featuring stops in San Antonio and Fredericksburg to visit destinations including the Dr. Pepper museum, a riverboat ride, the Alamo, lunch at the Guenther House and the Lyndon B. Johnson ranch.

Each of the trip's five days includes a continental breakfast, time for shopping or relaxing and other site-seeing activities.

Cost is $745, $100 of which is due with the reservation. Also, cancellation and medical insurance is available for $57 per person. For more information, call 329-4200.



Arthritis Foundation

The Oklahoma chapter of the Arthritis Foundation is gearing up for its annual teen retreat for teens between the ages of 13 and 17 who have juvenile arthritis.

The retreat is 7 p.m. Sept. 30 through noon Oct. 2 at the Wilderness Challenge Center in Stroud. There is no registration fee for teens within the Oklahoma chapter service area. For more information, call 936-3366 or (800) 627-5486 or visit www.arthritis.org.

? Transcript Staff

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