Thursday, October 25
5:45 p.m. in Fleming Center
RSVP on the Wellness Reservation Form by October 15.
First, a homecooked barbecue supper of BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Sliced BBQ Brisket, Molasses Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Roasted Corn on the Cob, topped off with Carrot Cake. Then we’ll settle in for a world class performance by Jana Jae and Jim Paul Blair. Seating is limited. Cost
of this event including dinner is $11 charged to your OMM account.
Two Juilliard students for parents; a fiddle picker for a granddaddy–you can quickly see that Jana Jae inherited great musical genes. She made her television debut at age 5 performing Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, a Gypsy tune that she still plays. By age 7, young Jana was on the way to becoming Queen of the Country Fiddle. You’ll remember her as a star, along with Buck Owens and Roy Clark, on the long running HeeHaw television show that made her a household name. A member of the National Fiddler Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Jana brings the celebrity touch to everything she does, whether classical or country.
Born in Odessa, Texas, Jim Paul Blair spent most of his years growing up in Clayton, Oklahoma. As the son of former Texas Playboys member Ramona Reed, he was exposed to the music of Bob Wills at an early age. After playing in Oklahoma bands, Jim moved to Nashville where he became an original member of The Neverly Brothers. Since moving back to Oklahoma in 1998, Jim has been performing in various rock, country, and bluegrass bands. He has toured Europe with country band City Moon, which is now focusing on their Hank Williams tribute, “Hankerin’ 4 Hank”.
Friday, October 12 6:30 p.m. in Fleming Center
RSVP on the Wellness Reservation Form by October 8.
We’ll start with a costume contest so get ready to show off your favorite ghoulish, giddy, or gorgeous costume. Categories will be Most Thought-Provoking, Best Couple (any two people), Most Creative, and Best Over All and there will be prizes. We’ll have tricks and treats, along with popcorn and pop, and then we’ll all have some scares and mostly some laughs as we enjoy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948 NR 1hr 23m) This Abbott and Costello horror-comedy movie features the bumbling buddies as railroad baggage clerks who receive a strange shipment — the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. Trouble is they’re still alive! When the deadly duo escape to a remote island, Abbott and Costello follow their trail and find not only the two ghouls, but also a mad scientist who wants to switch Costello’s brain with that of Frankenstein’s monster. Also stars Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi. (The movie does not have subtitles but we have assistive listening devices for your convenience.) Come for a fun night of chills and thrills!
BY KYLE BAKER, OMM WELLNESS COORDINATOR
What comes to mind when you think of August? Maybe sitting at the lake, drinking lemonade, enjoying the sunshine, being with family, or juicy red slices of watermelon? You may only think, “Wow, is it hot,” and you’d be correct! From July even into September, Oklahoma can bring the heat. While increased hours of sunshine entice most of us outside, we need to be careful of that enticing environment. With a few wise choices we can enjoy the outdoors and all that it off ers during the summertime.
Getting out in the sunshine is good for one’s health, providing much needed Vitamin D, helping circadian rhythms and sleep patterns, and even fi ghting depression. Walking outside just feels good, especially when it’s warmer. Early mornings and late evenings are the best times to get sunshine and exercise in one swoop. We all need to exercise 2-3 times a week for at least 30 minutes each day to maintain our lifestyles. (If you want to improve your current activity level or lifestyle then you’ll need to do a little more, but that’s another topic!) If you’re out in the heat of the day, wear a hat and lightcolored clothing to repel the light and heat, as dark colors absorb heat. It’s also imperative to be well hydrated before starting and taking a water bottle to go. Once you begin to feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated and therefore could be at risk!
“How much water do I need to be hydrated?” you might ask. Surprisingly, here is no scientifi c data to indicate how much a person really should be drinking. Th e old “eight 8-ounce glasses of water” rule doesn’t take into consideration the food we eat. If you’re enjoying a nice slice of watermelon with a glass of lemonade, you’re getting a lot of water. Pay attention to your body; if you feel hungry sometimes it’s thirst. Drink water fi rst and see how you feel, then eat only if you still feel hungry. If you feel thirsty, you are thirsty—DRINK! Listen to your body-your internal environment- it can let you know what it needs. Lastly, I want to remind you: Exercise is fun! If you want to be happier, live longer and have a healthy lifestyle, then exercise! And stay safe in the Oklahoma heat!