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Hi everyone, welcome back to Around Edmond. If you are new to the area, Around Edmond is EdmondActive magazine’s online weekly blog. I will be relaunching the print edition to fill the need that is missed and was missed by my own publication, and I can’t wait to debut the new format that links up to our website and to our social networks of over 36,000 residents at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Richard Safi Memorial Information

Edmond resident and attorney Lezel Safi posted memorial information and memorial donation information today at Instagram and Facebook that I want to share with those who want to celebrate the life of her husband, beloved Dr. Richard Safi, who passed this weekend after a bicycle accident on Highway 77 just north of Guthrie. I am so so sorry and offer my condolences to his the family & friends for your loss.

Please join us as we celebrate Rick this Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Sundance Airport, located at 13000 N. Sara Road in Yukon.

Although we are beyond heartbroken, words cannot even begin to express how grateful we are for this community who has uplifted our family during this time of immeasurable grief.

You have given us hope and light during a period that feels so dark, and for that…we are deeply humbled and honored.

It was Rick’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations to our children’s (Ariana, Evan, and Tye) 529 College Funds.

We ask that any charitable donations be made to The Safi Family Educational Trust through our GoFundMe page https://gofund.me/6eb817f5 , or donated directly to www.ugift529.com.

The ugift529 codes for our  beautiful children are listed here: Ariana’s Code: V9J-B56, Evan’s Code: H0E-P1N and Tye’s Code: R02-Y2B.

Edmond Chamber Graduates new Leadership Edmond Class

Please join us in congratulating Leadership Edmond Class XXXVI on their recent graduation! This group has spent the last nine months being fully immersed in all things Edmond. Congratulations, Class 36!

If you are interested in Leadership Edmond, here is more information about their upcoming class:

If you’ve considered joining Leadership Edmond Class XXXVII (37), now is the time! Applications are available at the link below.
Leadership Edmond is a leadership development program designed to provide community leaders with a deeper understanding of the critical issues affecting the Edmond area. This program also provides an ongoing source of diverse leaders who are prepared and committed to serving as catalysts and sustainers of positive change for the quality of life in the Edmond area.
Applications are due by Friday, June 17th.

Heard on Hurd celebrates graduates this Saturday from 6-10 pm in Downtown Edmond!

Join us for May’s Heard on Hurd as we recognize some very special people: our local graduates. You put in the work, and now it’s time to have some fun! And what better way to celebrate than by enjoying everyone’s favorite monthly street festival, all presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond.

  • When: May 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Edmond, S Broadway between First and Hurd St & Hurd St between Broadway and Littler Ave

Check out this month’s incredible musical line-up: dance the night away with the high-energy alternative and dance artist Thunder Jackson at 8 p.m. Folk singer songwriter Ken Pomeroy will take the stage at 7 p.m. and the Latinx-inspired rock musician Challo kicks off the evening at 6 p.m.

It wouldn’t be Heard on Hurd without our amazing vendors. Make your date night complete with dinner from The Saucee SicilianPsycho Taco and many more options. Our retail vendors offer plenty to choose from with everything from handmade pet accessories by Sew Much to Do to tropical plants from The Plant Dudes. And don’t forget to stop by the booth of our May featured non-profit, Edmond Public Library.

As we head in to summer, mark your calendars for Heard on Hurd on the third Saturday of each month through October 2022. Each month we will come together in downtown Edmond for a family-friendly block party featuring live music from a local band, food trucks and unique vendors.

Follow the Heard on Hurd social media accounts for more updates. Can’t wait to see you at May’s Heard on Hurd!

Thanks for taking the time to visit, stop by Thursday for more of what’s happening around Edmond.