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State briefs for April 30: OCCC prepares for summer camp

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Children play "Capture the Flag" during the OCCC Summer Sports Camp on the Oklahoma City Community College campus in southwest Oklahoma City, Monday, June 2, 2014,. [The Oklahoman archives]
Children play "Capture the Flag" during the OCCC Summer Sports Camp on the Oklahoma City Community College campus in southwest Oklahoma City, Monday, June 2, 2014,. [The Oklahoman archives]

OCCC prepares for summer camp

Enrollment is open for College for Kids summer enrichment program through Oklahoma City Community College. The program offers a variety of classes in science, technology, engineering, art, math, reading, history and more for students entering grades 1-8.

Classes will be June 3-July 26, excluding the first week of July, at the OCCC Family and Community Education Center, 6500 S Land Ave.

Parents may register online at www.occc.edu/summercamp, or in person at the center. Enrollments completed before Friday will receive a 15% discount for all classes and a 10% discount for all-day camps. Before and after care is offered. Contact Kristi Carlucci at 405-682-1611 x7205 or kristi.l.carlucci@occc.edu for more information.

The OCCC Capitol Hill Center, 325 SW 25, also offers College for Kids in collaboration with Oklahoma City Public Schools for students entering grades 3-8. Parents may register their children at the Capitol Hill Center. The cost is $15 for OKCPS students and $25 for students outside the district. For more information call 405-272-5140.

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Rural Heritage Festival set for May 11

The Cherokee Strip Museum, 2617 W Fir Street, will host its Rural Heritage Festival on May 11. Living history interpreters will conduct demonstration throughout the day to help visitors understand traditional skills and lifestyles associated with agriculture and rural communities. Admission to the annual event is free.

A few new additions to this year’s festival are a craft show where only handmade items will be sold, a heritage quilt exhibit in the new gallery room and food trucks.

Demonstration will include Dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, basket weaving, quilting and lye soap making. Guests will be able to visit a cowboy camp and attend Rose Hill School, taught by the schoolmarm. Activities include sack races, cakewalks and apple bobbing, as well as music from a variety of stringed instruments. Go to www.cherokee-strip-museum.org for more information.

Staff reports

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