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Protecting Infants from Sudden Death on Safe Sleep Sunday September 2012

Protecting Infants from Sudden Death on Safe Sleep Sunday

Safe Sleep Sunday was created to raise awareness about the plight of our most vulnerable population, our babies, and to inspire all of us to work together to put an end to unsafe sleep practices.

Walk to School Day on October 3rd Promotes Healthy Kids and Safe Routes to School September 2012

Walk to School Day on October 3rd Promotes Healthy Kids and Safe Routes to School

Next week, students, teachers, parents and community members in Oklahoma City will be lacing up their walking shoes to join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012.

Enjoy Free Museum Admission This Saturday! September 2012

Enjoy Free Museum Admission This Saturday!

The best free ticket in town is just a click away through the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! program. Tickets granting free admission for two people per household to participating museums on Saturday, September 29 may be downloaded from the Smithsonian magazine website.

Online survey launched to get public input on MAPS 3 Downtown Park September 2012

Online survey launched to get public input on MAPS 3 Downtown Park

City leaders have launched a seven-question online survey asking for residents' input on the MAPS 3 Downtown Park design. The survey can be found at www.okc.gov/maps3 and is available in both English and Spanish and is mobile-friendly!

Spotlight on Character:Teaching Kids about Initiative September 2012

Spotlight on Character:Teaching Kids about Initiative

Having initiative means that you recognize what needs to be done and do it before being asked, whether working alone or on a team. It means that you are investing in your future by being faithful to a daily plan; little by little that investment multiplies, like pennies in the bank, until one day you are enriched.

Save Lids to Save Lives Expands to Help Fight Breast Cancer September 2012

Save Lids to Save Lives Expands to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Beginning in September, more than 20 General Mills’ brands will carry pink lids. For each pink lid received, General Mills will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $2,500,000.

School Supply Drive to Benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools Children September 2012

School Supply Drive to Benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools Children

Team Up OKC, a two-week community-wide school supply drive to benefit students and teachers in Oklahoma City Public Schools, will take place September 17-28.

Lend a Hand for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week September 2012

Lend a Hand for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week

A baby will need 6,000–9,000 diaper changes from birth to potty training. At a cost of approximately $3,000, many Oklahomans have to choose between buying diapers for their child or putting food on the table. To emphasis the importance of diapers, the week of September 10–17 is National Diaper Needs Awareness Week.

Tips to "Fight the Bite" as West Nile Virus Cases Break Record September 2012

Tips to "Fight the Bite" as West Nile Virus Cases Break Record

State health officials warn that favorable conditions continue for the spread of West Nile Virus. Oklahomans are urged to “fight the bite” and take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

Smart Start Central Oklahoma to host school readiness classes in September September 2012

Smart Start Central Oklahoma to host school readiness classes in September

Early Birds classes offered for parents in Oklahoma City Public School districts

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