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Thanksgiving in Turley and Coming Events For You

A Third Place Free Community Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave., 794-4637 office; 691-3223 cell; 430-1150 home. "Doing small acts of justice with great love changes the world."

It has been a great fall in Turley. In September we had a big turnout of volunteers doing community gardening at Cherokee School to make a wonderful new landscape for the students, and planting new trees for the future, and expanding the vegetable garden area in the back. In October we had a series of community visions forums where graduate students from OU worked with Turley residents to come up with grant plans for transforming abandoned properties into little Turley neighborhood parks and community gardens, expanding our A Third Place Center food pantry, looking at starting a major outdoor a third place center, and ways to help animals in our area. At the end of Halloween we had some 200 community residents at our annual old-fashioned Halloween Party. And week by week and day by day we have our on-going health clinic, free computer center, library, giving room, food pantry, and help for residents, and we had a community breakfast.

Coming up will be a Thanksgiving Meal for our A Third Place Center helpers and family and our community friends and supporters, this Sunday, Nov. 22, beginning at noon. Feel free to bring something to add to the feast, but be sure you come and bring a friend.

Turley Area Community Association, meet with local and state authorities and officials, hear what is planned in our area, have a voice, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 pm O'Brien Park, 6147 N. Lewis.

Then we will have a Community Center Project Day Sunday, Nov. 29 at noon when we clean, carry out projects small and large, and get our new Giving Room ready for its new multi-purpose use and for an extended food pantry area.

On Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 pm we will begin a monthly gathering opportunity first Mondays at the Center for all those who would like to work on arts and crafts or share their arts and crafts or work together to promote arts and crafts in our community.

On Friday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 pm "TU to Turley" community meeting, sponsored monthly by Rep. Seneca Scott, at Tulsa Community College NorthEast, Apache and Harvard, southside of the campus.

On Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 pm the monthly Let Turley Bloom movie will be the inspiring comedy "Greenfingers" about prisoners in England learning to appreciate life through gardening, based on a true story, followed by information on our Turley public gardens projects and events. This meets the second Tuesday of every month.

On Saturday, noon, Dec. 5 along with a free meal will be our next Volunteer Meeting and New Orientation; not only for new volunteers but a chance to get updated news and policies for all.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 8 am community breakfast, 10 am community gardening.

Every Tuesday, 5:30 pm unless it is bad weather we have a gathering called "Souls and Soles" the area Walking Club; come get exercise, chat about life. Meet at A Third Place Center.

Every Monday and Friday, the University of Oklahoma Community Medicine Clinic meets at A Third Place, health care for all.

Every Monday at 11 am Nutrition Class by OSU Extension.

Every Saturday at 7:30 pm 12-Step Group

Every third Thursday 6 pm, Turley History conversation

Every Sunday at 10 am The LivingRoom Church, Free and Christian.

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