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Law enforcement recruiting targets women

The FBI Oklahoma City Division has partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to host an event for women interested in law enforcement and public safety careers.

The open forum discussion will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 3500 NW 150. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No prior registration is required, but seating is limited. A valid form of photo ID is required to enter. Attendees will be subject to security screening.

A panel of diverse female law enforcement professionals will provide insight into what it’s like to work in local, state, and federal law enforcement and will answer questions. Following the discussion attendees will be able to talk with the various agency’s recruiting and law enforcement professionals.

Participating agencies are FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, Oklahoma City Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department, Tulsa Police Department and Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

SHAWNEE

Mabee-Gerrer Museum festival begins Sunday

The annual Arts Trek at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is experiencing big changes, including the introduction of a two-week art exhibit.

Following the freezing weather last year, the festival was moved indoors, which led to the development of the exhibit.

Thirty-three artists are participating in this inaugural Arts Trek exhibit, which opens at 2 p.m. Sunday with a reception that is free to the public. The exhibit runs through April 13, when the public can visit the Arts Trek Free Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artwork featured in the exhibit includes paintings, prints, mosaics, sculptures, photographs, textiles and leather craft.

PERRY

Museum to feature live blacksmithing

Visitors to the Cherokee Strip Museum, 2617 W Fir St., can experience live blacksmithing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at the northeast regional meeting of the Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association. Admission to the blacksmith shop and demonstration is free. Admission to the museum is $7 for adults, $5 for senior adults and $3 for students. Children 5 and younger are free.

People interested in learning this age-old skill can meet the crafters at the demonstration. The museum also has scheduled monthly blacksmithing training sessions Monday evenings. Check for dates at www.cherokee-strip-museum.org.

Staff reports

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