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Things to do this weekend!

Let the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra take you back to 16th century Brussels to witness Count Egmont's victory over oppression. In his Egmont Overture, Beethoven shares his high ideals of a world built upon individualism, tolerance, and liberty. Then, catch a glimpse of a different side of Beethoven in his Fourth Symphony. Filled with musical jokes, he reveals a rare, content period of his life. To end the evening, travel to icy Norway and let Edvard Grieg's music warm your heart as pianist Chu-Fang Huang captures the passion of his only piano concerto. Chu-Fang Huang, the evening's special guest artist, was a finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and is making her second appearance in Wichita Falls. Spend a delightful evening with a remarkable orchestra on November 8, 2008 at 8:00 in Memorial Auditorium. Come and see where the music will take you. For more information and ticket prices, please call the symphony office at 940.723.6202 or visit us online at www.wfso.org.

Mommy & Me Ballet - Lawton City Ballet (LCB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to dance education, training and performance. They are currently offering several class time slots for 'Ladies of a Certain Age at the Barre,' a beginning-level class for women: Tuesdays from 7-8pm; Wednesdays from 6-7pm, and Thursday mornings from 9-10am. Ballet is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape while improving strength, flexibility and balance. LCB also offers 'Mommy and Me' classes for two and three year-olds as well as 'Tiny Tots,' Pre-Ballet, and beginning thru advanced level ballet classes. And now, LCB offers morning classes for home-school groups. For complete information on available classes, schedules and fees please call (580) 357-2700 or email lcballet@hotmail.com

Oklahoma in the 1920s - Cameron and Oklahoma in the 1920s - Shepler Ballroom; Noon; free. Join CU faculty members from the Department of History and Government Dr. Suzanne Crawford, Dr. Melody Huckaby and Dr. Sarah Eppler Janda, who is writing a history of Cameron for the Centennial, for this panel discussion focusing on Cameron University during the 1920s. Lunch will be served prior to the discussion. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, please call 581-2491.

Convergence Print Media - Convergence Print Media: Indigenous Perspectives from North America - printmaking workshop with CU alumnus John Hitchcock. For Cameron students only. Also held on October 31. Artist and Lawton native John Hitchcock, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches screen-printing, relief cut, digital mixed media prints and installation art. His work is a blend of printmaking, photography, video and installation that depicts personal, social and political views. Hitchcock is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar Fellowship at New York University, Tisch School of Arts; Jerome Foundation grant; and the Vilas Associate Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from CU in 1990.

30 Year Selected Retrospective - Artwork by Cameron University art professor Katherine Liontas-Warren has been selected by the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX for inclusion in the exhibit Thirty Year Selected Retrospective: Midwestern State University Art Gallery 1978-2008.  Liontas-Warren is one of 29 artists whose work is included in the exhibition, which opens on Friday, October 31 with a reception from 6 â€" 8 p.m. and runs through January 9, 2009. Liontas-Warren will be exhibiting a large pastel entitled Journey, one in a series of narrative art. Journey depicts a larger-than-life Philippine eagle positioned in front of brightly colored birdhouses and a vibrant landscape. This series of bird drawings is greatly influenced and inspired by American regional artists Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and Alexander Hogue. "My color selection and recognizable shapes reflect a symbolic connection to these three artists through exaggerated compositional structures and a high intensity of hues, Liontas-Warren explains. Instead of using the figure, I have chosen birds and birdhouses to represent my family and love for nature. Liontas-Warren has been teaching drawing and printmaking at Cameron since 1984 and was inducted into the Faculty Hall of Fame for outstanding teaching and professional activities in February 2008. She earned her bachelor's degree from Southern Connecticut and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University. She has exhibited in 17 Solo shows and 200 national and regional juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe and has received numerous purchase awards and juried awards, most recently receiving the Best of Oklahoma Award in the Texas Oklahoma Art Prize at the Wichita Falls Museum in April 2008.

WF Public Library events - http://www.localendar.com/public/wfpl

Pancake Breakfast - Pancake Breakfast at the Towers Apartment meeting room from 7-11am. $5, proceeds to the Altus Chapter to help local veterans and their families. For more information, contact Virgil Williams at 580-477-0250

Craft Festival - 13th Annual Xi Epsilon Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Craft Festival. Womens Exhibit building Hobart, Hobart Fairgrounds. Indian Tacos/beans, cornbread, hot dogs, homemade dessert. Tons of crafts for sale. For booth space or festival information, contact Misty Callahan 580-726-3353

The Unveiling - Luncheon event; Shepler Ballroom; Noon. $20 per person. Join faculty members from CU's Department of Art as they host a luncheon for alumni, students and friends of CU to accept a commemorative work of art and celebrate the contributions of retired Department founder/chair Jack Bryan. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, call 581-2450.

Evening of Opera Scenes - University Theatre, 8 p.m. $6 for adults; $4 for senior citizens, military, students; CU faculty, staff and students admitted free with proper identification. CU's Music Department will present "An Evening of Opera Scenes" featuring CU opera workshop students Sonja Detweiler, Jasmine Glass, Sabrina Harrell, Erin Hoff, Anjelika Ramsdell, Matt Armstrong, Eli Ramirez, Jonathan Phelps, and Robert White, all of Lawton/Fort Sill. The recital will be co-directed by Jan Logan and Dr. Earl Logan, music professors of vocal performance. Selections will include scenes from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni,"Niccolai's ‘Merry Wives of Windsor and Puccini's ‘Turandot.' Holly Hill-Le, CU adjunct music instructor, will provide accompaniment on piano. Financial assistance for this event has been provided by the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild

Benefit Dinner, LPD dive team - Knights of Columbus, 911 NW Hilltop Rd., silent auction, door prizes and raffle. dinner between 4-9pm - beef brisket, chicken, hot links, baked beans, potato salad, drinks and dessert. $8 per plate. Visit www.lawtoncpaaa.org for more info.

Christian Logan Morren in Reci - The Leta Mae Smith Guest Artist series presents Christian Logan Morren in Recital, McCutcheon Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Free. Guest vocalist Christian Logan Morren, accompanied on piano by Doris Lambert, will perform Mozart's "Exsultate, Jubilate, a set of Brahms lieder (art songs), "The Shining Place" by Lee Hoiby, and "Susanna"by Carlisle Floyd. This recital is presented as part of the Leta Mae Smith Guest Artist Series, recognizing the continued artistry of Cameron University graduates. Ms. Morren, a 1997 graduate of Cameron University, is currently finishing her DMA at the University of Oklahoma where she is a student of Metropolitan Opera baritone Kim Josephson. Well-versed in both oratorio and opera, she has appeared as a soprano soloist with the Wyoming Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Utah Festival Opera Company and the Tulsa Opera Company. She is a two-time regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, won first place in the Naftzger art song competition, has earned a University of Oklahoma Dame Eva Turner award for excellence in singing and is a two-time Benton Schmidt vocal award winner.

Medicine Park Trout Tournament Nov. 1 and 2  Trout season runs through May 31  3 per person per day 1 Day permits $5, weekly $15  available at Medicine Park Town Hall during regular business hours - $30 entry fee for tournament if sent in early, $40 this weekend

Cameron University Centennial Event: CU Music Department presents guest vocalist Christian Logan Morren The Cameron University Department of Music is proud to present guest vocalist Christian Logan Morren, soprano, at Sunday, November 2 at 8 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall in the Music building of the CU Fine Arts Complex. Ms. Morren, accompanied by Doris Lambert on piano, will perform "Exsultate, Jubilate" by W. A. Mozart, a set of Brahms' arias, "The Shining Place" by Lee Hoiby, and "Susanna" by Carlisle Floyd. Admission to recital is free; donations to the Cameron University Music Foundation will be accepted. For further information, call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

Community Activity Saturday, and November 1, 2008 From 2 to 4 PM, 408 S. W. Lee Blvd. Masjid Al-Falah, Open to the public, refreshments served "ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM AND MUSLIMS BUT ARE AFRAID OR SHY TO ASK" Imam F. B. Rasheed moderator

Knights of Columbus 12th Annual Father Ivor Koch Charity Fundraiser.  Free spaghetti Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 1 from 6pm until ?  Sacred Heart Parish Hall.  Raffle Tickets $1 each.  Prizes include gifts from Patterson Auto Center, $50 gift cert. to Red Lobster, Apartment size refrigerator.

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