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Hi there! Welcome back to our second daily Around Edmond, and there is tons going on during the next week, but specifically this weekend, along with this Saturday’s Downtown Edmond Heard on Hurd event!

Edmond PD Discusses New Gun Carry Laws Tonight at Downtown Edmond Community Center

This evening, in the Downtown Community Center on Main St. just east of Broadway from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, the Edmond PD will be hosting a community conversation regarding the new open carry laws upcoming November 1st. This meeting will encompass many topics including:
• Oklahoma carry laws as of 11/1/2019.
• Who can carry a weapon.
• Where a person can and can’t carry their weapons.
• What weapons a person can and can’t carry and how they can be carried.
• Business owner’s rights concerning weapons laws.

OU 13th Annual Aviation Festival

The University of Oklahoma Extended Campus School of Aviation Studies and Max Westheimer Airport will host the 13th Annual Aviation Festival and Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

The free, family-friendly event, sponsored by Max Westheimer Airport and the Norman Chamber of Commerce, will feature airplanes from OU’s training fleet, in addition to a wide array of aircraft, including helicopters and private planes, that attendees can learn more about and view up close.

Tours of the Max Westheimer Air Traffic Control tower will also be available throughout the event, and attendees will have the chance to watch radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations by the Central Oklahoma Radio Control Society (CORCS) and interact with law enforcement and military vehicles.

Kids will be able to join Sooner Flight Academy‘s mascot, Sooney, and take part in a variety of STEM and aviation-related activities. Families can also visit Kid’s Corner to meet OUPD Officer Vollmer and K-9 Bomb dog, Ceasar, as well as Boomer, the OU sports mascot, and the crew of the OU Sooner Schooner and the real-life horses that pull it, Boomer and Sooner.

Ozzie’s restaurant will offer a quick “pick-up and take away” lunch special — hamburger, hotdog, chips and drink — while Kona Ice will be serving up snow cones, and the OU Student’s Club Section will have bottled water and T-shirts for sale.

Parking and admission to the festival are both free. Max Westheimer Airport is located at 1700 Lexington Ave., Norman. Parking can be accessed on Goddard Avenue, near the airport terminal — just follow the signs!

Edmond Historical Museum’s Butterfly Programs

As the monarch butterflies begin their annual fall flight through Oklahoma—it’s the perfect time to learn more about this colorful insect. The Edmond Historical Society & Museum is hosting two butterfly programs on Saturday, September 28th:

Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden (adults) on Sept 28, 9:30-11:00 am

It’s beautiful and beneficial to welcome butterflies to your yard—but not just any old flowering plant will do!  Butterflies are picky eaters. This class will overview basic butterfly biology, the plant needs of butterflies, and how to best design a small butterfly garden for your yard. Spring is when you need to start planting the flowers that will attract native species, as well as monarchs—so now is the time to plan ahead. Cost $10 per person. Register at edmondhistory.org.

Butterfly Party (families) on Sept 28, 2:00-3:00pm

Learn more about the butterflies that live in or travel through Edmond. Party plans will include butterfly-style snacks, monarch travel games, do-it-yourself face painting, crafts, a visit to the museum’s butterfly garden, and the chance to practice butterfly tagging research techniques. Best for ages 4+. Only $3 per child, parents free. Register at edmondhistory.org.

Both programs are taught by Amy Stephens, museum executive director, who has 20 years of experience teaching butterfly programs and participating in Monarch Watch research. Meet at the Rodkey House, 410 S. Littler, Edmond, OK 73034.

Museum Information: Edmond Historical Society & Museum hours are 10:00-5:00 Tuesday – Friday and 1:00-4:00 on Saturdays. Admission is free. More information can be found on the museum website at www.edmondhistory.org or by calling the museum at 405-340-0078.

Thanks for stopping by to see what’s happening around Edmond, stop by tomorrow for more!