Look ahead at Estate Planning workshop

DiscussionThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is giving tips for planning for the future with its upcoming workshop “Estate Planning: Plan Today, Plan for Tomorrow,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Room B.

Carolie Rozell, Attorney at Law for the Fulkerson Law Office, will lead the program, which is for ages 18 and up.

Participants will learn basic tips about advance planning for an estate and go into topics like probate, wills, trusts, durable and health care power of attorney and advanced directives.

Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.

Free Pilates series continues on Tuesday evenings

Workout matThe Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library exercises mind and body through its extensive collection of materials, as well as its continuing free Pilates series. The classes are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in May, on May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance. Ages 12 and up are invited to participate in the program, and registration is not required in advance.

The program is made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Find good options for summer volunteering

Volunteer signLooking for places to volunteer in the community to use on applications for college scholarships? Or are you an adult just wanting to spend some time lending a hand with an organization to better your community?

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is bringing many of those ideas together in one place at its Volunteer Opportunities Fair, set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the library.

The event provides a chance for either adults or teens to get ideas on volunteering in the community, which often is important for college applications or scholarship opportunities.

Numerous local groups will be participating, and a complete list is available here.

Registration is not required in advance to participate and it is offered for either teens or adults.