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ENID

Center to host Date Night at the Museum

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host Date Night at the Museum from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14.

Visitors will be able to explore the center and Humphrey Heritage Village after hours on Valentine’s Day. The evening will include a new exhibit opening, one-on-one activities and conversation starters for a memorable shared experience. Guests will also enjoy finger foods and a choice of beverages.

Event tickets are $50 per couple and are on sale through Feb. 11. For more information, call 580-237-1907, go to www.csrhc.org or email csrhcinfo@okhistory.org. The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is at 507 S Fourth St. in Enid.

OKLAHOMA CITY

Banquet tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the Historic Black Towns Honors 13 banquet, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. The banquet is sponsored by the Coltrane Group, which has a mission of preserving and revitalizing the 13 remaining historically black towns in Oklahoma.

Andre L. and Jessilyn Hall Head, who founded the nonprofit, said volunteers and civic leaders will be honored from among the towns of Brooksville, Boley, Clearview, Grayson, Langston, Lima, Redbird, Rentiesville, Summit, Taft, Tatums, Tulahassee and Vernon.

The Build-a-Brick Walkway Campaign for the preservation of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Boley also will be launched.

Banquet tickets are $70 each and available by calling the Coltrane Group at 206-948-8852 or 206-949-5012 or going to HBTOK.org.

WEATHERFORD

SWOSU Jazz Festival starts Thursday

The 50th annual Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Festival will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday with the All-Star Jazz Quartet in the Ed & Winnie Ola Berrong Recital Hall.

The concert will feature many jazz musicians, including SWOSU graduate pianist Dave Hanson, guitarist Fred Hamilton, bassist Bob Bowman and percussionist Ed Soph.

Thursday's concert is the beginning of the two-day jazz festival that will also feature concerts at 1 and 8 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Center. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band of California will headline the 8 p.m. concert on Friday.

Tickets to all of the concerts are available on stubwire.com. For more information about the festival, go to swosujazz.com.

Staff reports

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