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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring has Sprung

Spring is upon us, fellow OKC’ers. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, sometimes there’s a torrential downpour. We know that you’re itching to put away those winter coats for good so here are a few ideas for how to get your spring fever going:

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Keeping OKC Beautiful

We all know that OKC is a great place to live, work and play. But it’s more than that – it’s also a pretty darn good looking place. Some of that is thanks to the folks at OKC Beautiful. They really take their name to heart – from planting more than 1,200 acres of wildflowers along public roadways and encouraging local businesses and corporations to sponsor public landscapes to organizing annual LitterBlitz events and running the citywide Adopt-A-Park program.

Are you ready to discover how you can do your part? Visit OKC Beautiful to get started.

[Photos courtesy of OKC Beautiful]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get Your Green On

Did you know that each household in OKC generates approximately 4.5 pounds of waste per day? That is quite a bit of trash. Thankfully, not all of it is really trash. Sure you don’t want it in your house anymore, but that doesn’t mean you have to send it to the dumpster. A good portion of it can either be recycled or composted, helping to make your home and our community a little greener.

Recycling
The City of Oklahoma City makes being a good environmental steward easy and convenient for residents with weekly curbside recycling. Just get a Little Blue recycling bin, fill it with your permitted recyclables and leave it out the same morning as your regular trash service.

Check out these other recycling resources provided by our friends over at OKC Beautiful.

Composting
Now that you’ve pared down your trash by discovering which items you can recycle, let’s talk about another way to get rid of waste – composting.

Here are the City’s simple steps for outdoor composting:

  • Select a dry, shady spot near a water source for your compost pile or bin. Add equal parts of three basic ingredients, chopped or shredded:
      • Browns (dead leaves, branches and twigs) for carbon.
      • Greens (grass clippings, vegetable waste, food scraps and coffee grounds) for nitrogen.
      • Water, moistening dry materials as they are needed.
  • Mix these items well, stirring frequently for about six months. Make sure you don’t let the mixture become too wet or too dry. You can even cover the top of the compost with a tarp if you’d like.
  • When the materials on the bottom are dark and rich in color, your compost is ready to be used.

The City also provides a list of things that should be left out of your composting combination:

  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs
  • Coal or charcoal ash
  • Citrus rinds
  • Dairy products (butter, egg yolks, milk, sour cream, yogurt, etc.)
  • Fats, grease, lard or oils
  • Meat or fish bones and scraps
  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants
  • Pet wastes
  • Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides

If you’d like more information on the magic of composting and how you can get started, contact Utilities Customer Service at 405-297-2833 or water@okc.gov for a free guide!

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Arts Festival Insider

You’ll hear everywhere about the Festival of the Arts, but you may not get insider tips to enjoy the event like a true local.

This huge, fun community event always takes place the last full week of April. Besides two blocks of tents filled by some of the finest artists from around the country, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City brings together varied local restaurants with food booths and a huge variety of local music.

First of all, pick your days and times with care. You can join the big crowds enjoying the gorgeous spring evenings, but mornings at the Festival have just as much music, art and food with lots more space to walk. If it happens to be wet or cold, that doesn’t mean you should stay home. Go then and you’ll find the friendliest vendors ever.

Next: parking. Skip the pay lots and come from a few blocks south where many empty lots and quiet buildings sit. Don’t be intimidated by how vacant it is – just get a glimpse of where the future public downtown park and convention center will be (you’ll need your imagination).

If you’re with kids, check out the children’s activities located in the Myriad Gardens (amazing itself). If you would prefer not to have to watch your step for fear of tripping over little ones, steer clear of the joyful chaos by staying on the north or west end of the Festival.

Faves: Take a little time to see artists in action, actually creating the work at the Artful Experiences area. This is also an ideal picnicking area with tables, grass and trees.

Another idea to get the real insider view: volunteer. Look around while at the Festival and you’ll see teams of grinning volunteers everywhere. This event is run by thousands of volunteers pitching in and they’re so enthusiastic it’s like summer camp for adults. Let the Arts Council OKC know you want to help, and you could quickly be meeting interesting folks while guiding bands to the stage, helping the festival go green or driving golf carts to deliver ice to the drink vendors.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: April 15 - April 21, 2014

Tuesday, April 15
Yoga with Alexis Persico; 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Plaza Room, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
High Tea at UCO International House; 3 – 7 p.m.; University of Central Oklahoma International House, 912 N Chowging Ave., Edmond; free to the public.
Art After Noon; 12:30 p.m.; Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom; 555 Elm, Norman; 325-3272.

Wednesday, April 16
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; ticket prices and availability vary.
Bringing Books to Life; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens South Lobby, Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; admission is free; best for ages 2-5.
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; admission is free; recommended for ages 13+.

Thursday, April 17
Deborah Kaspari: “Drawing From the Tropics” ; 5 - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens second floor conference room, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; admission is free.
Magic Show with Joe Comet; 7 p.m.; University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center Room 421, Edmond; 974-2000; open to the public.
High Tea at UCO International House; 3 – 7 p.m.; University of Central Oklahoma International House, 912 N. Chowging Ave., Edmond; free to the public.
Oklahoma Farm to Fork Market; 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Heritage College; 7100 S Interstate 35 Service Road; free to the public.

Friday, April 18
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Wild Iowa; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; ticket prices and availability vary.
Good Friday in the Park; 5:45 - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Great Lawn, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; admission is free.
Oklahoma Farm to Fork; 3 – 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, 5200 E Interstate 240 Service Road; free admission.
“Beauty and the Beast” Ballet; 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 201 N Walker; 848-8637; admission prices vary.

Saturday, April 19
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Wild Iowa; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; ticket prices and availability vary.
Hippety Hop Family Program; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 424-0218; $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers; ages 5 through 12.
Houseplant Propagation Workshop; 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Myriad Gardens Terrace Room, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
Easter Egg Hunt; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Children’s Garden, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers; best for ages 10 and below.
“Beauty and the Beast” Ballet; 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 201 N Walker; 848-8637; admission prices vary.

Sunday, April 20
OKC Zoo Annual Hopabaloo Easter Event; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; prices vary.
Easter Sunday Brunch in the Park House; 11 a.m.  - 3 p.m.; Park House Restaurant, 125 Ron Norick Lane; 232-7275; admission prices vary.
“Beauty and the Beast” Ballet; 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 201 N Walker; 848-8637; admission prices vary.

Monday, April 21
Quilting Basics; 6:30 – 8 p.m.; Ralph Ellison; 2000 NE 23; 424-1437; free admission.
Showtimer’s Classic Country Dance; 7  p.m.; Midwest City Senior Center, 8215 E Reno, Midwest City; 732-4665; entry $5 donation.
Tai Chi; 4 – 5 p.m.; Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122; 606-3580.
Labyrinth Walk; 6 - 8 p.m.; First United Methodist Church of Edmond, 305 E Hurd, Edmond; 341-0107; free and open to the public.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Be an Artist

You too can get clay under your fingernails or paint a masterpiece. Tons of great studio art classes and workshops are available every week. Here’s a few of our favorite spots in Oklahoma City to learn to make art:

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center:
Check out the classes and workshops for all ages, known for amazing ceramics studio, excellent fiber program and respected kid camps. Don’t miss their wine and wheel classes for a fun night of sipping and creating.
3000 General Pershing Blvd, 405-951-0000.
www.oklahomacontemporary.org

Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain:
OK, it’s not in OKC, but the Fall Arts Institute offers amazing advanced courses for educators and artists in a gorgeous Oklahoma location. This program is truly unmatched in our region.
405-605-7500
www.oaiquartz.org

Oklahoma City Museum of Art:
The Museum School offers studio classes from one-time to series for students from toddlers to seniors.
415 Couch Dr., 405-236-3100
www.okcmoa.com

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition:
Want to get serious about being an artist? The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) helps artists realize their potential through education, funding and exposure. Go to one of OVAC’s Business of Art workshops, exhibitions or at least sign up for the mailing list.
730 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 104, 405-879-2400
www.ovac-ok.org

Blue Sage Studios:
Glass blowing classes (yes, literally making hot glass!).
1218-C N Western, 405-601-2583
www.bluesagestudios.com

A Jeweler's Art:
Learn to make your own jewelry in a super friendly atmosphere.
2924 Paseo Drive, 405-557-1866
www.ajewelersart.com

[Photos provided by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Fresh Expressions

Want to see the freshest artists in OKC? Check out spaces that show emerging and young artists where you can expect surprises in the ideas, materials and viewing experience.

These places are thrilled about welcoming new visitors, even if the lighting may be low or entrance a bit hidden.

This month DNA Gallerieshighlights original artists, many of them emerging in Oklahoma. Don’t miss that they carry artist-made jewelry, T-shirts (unofficial Thunder basketball attire= most popular) and furniture, too.

Nearby, the never-complacent Istvan Gallery highlights new voices in a converted warehouse. (Bonus: the gallery adjoins a glass blowing studio too, giving you the change to watch them heat up and design glass in person!).

The Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center highlights emerging and legendary African-American artists, showing work often underrepresented in other venues.

Always trying to incite a reaction, a.k.a. Gallery chooses artists highlighting themes you may not see elsewhere. From the macabre to religious satire, a.k.a. hopes you’ll discuss the art and keep thinking about it.

At JRB Art at the Elms, legendary Oklahoma artists show alongside artists pushing new expressions. Artists Adrienne Wright and Lisa McIlroy created a whole room to look like gardens made out of paper. The gallery is located in a beautiful historic building to boot.

[Photos provided by DNA Galleries]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Art of the Built Environment

Oklahoma City has plenty to offer for architecture buffs, in both historic and modern styles.  On April 12, enjoy the AIA of Central Oklahoma’s annual Architecture Tour, highlighting recent accomplishments in local architecture. www.aiacoc.org/tour

Here are several other destinations worth visiting anytime:

For a more comprehensive list, order the AIA of Central Oklahoma’s “Celebrate 100: An Architectural Guide to Central Oklahoma” for just $10.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Spotlight Once in 100 Years: Allan Houser

Maybe you got curious when you looked at every license plate in the state and you saw art – a sculpture by Allan Houser to be specific.

Celebrating Houser’s 100th birthday, museums, the Capitol and even the airport are showing his work this year. For a short time, you can visit exhibitions at fine museums, wander around sculptures outside and even enjoy all-ages family programming.

Houser, whose work has been shown around the world, is one of the most well-known Native American artists and native Oklahomans. He created so intensely, by the time he died in 1994, he had made more than 500 paintings, 2,000 drawings and 233 sketchbooks containing more than 30,000 sketches. He also created more than 1,000 sculptures in stone, wood and bronze.

Many of the exhibitions offer free admission or are part of bigger museums that are worth visiting anyway.

See www.okhouser.org for all the shows and schedule.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Behind the Scenes: Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Helping Artists

Your recommendations this week on art fun in the city come from Julia Kirt, executive director, and Kelsey Karper, associate director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

Known as “OVAC,” the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition helps artists across the state realize their potential through education, funding and exposure. OVAC develops our community as one where artists choose to live and the community can experience the arts.

If you’re curious about art, you are welcome at OVAC’s public events that usually feature new, dynamic artwork in a fun setting, like the 12x12 Art Fundraiser, the Momentum exhibition that features artists ages 30 and younger or several highly-competitive exhibitions like Art 365 (up now).

If you’re an artist, you’ll want to check out the Artist Survival Kit (ASK) business of art workshops, the artist grants and awards, exhibitions and many other resources OVAC offers.

To keep up on artists and exhibitions, you can watch OVAC’s online calendar and read the bimonthly magazine Art Focus Oklahoma.

Sign up for OVAC’s mailing list here and follow more tips on Facebook or Twitter.

[Photos provided by OVAC]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: April 8 - April 14, 2014

Tuesday, April 8
Read Across Oklahoma: Mr. Duck Means Business; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 522-3186; For children 11 and under
Yoga with Alexis Persico; 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for Members, $10 for Nonmembers

Wednesday, April 9
Bringing Books to Life; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, South Lobby, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free; Best for ages 2-5
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Recommended for ages 13+
The Central Jazz Jam; 6:30 p.m.; UCO; 100 North University Drive; 974-2000; Free Admission and Open to the Public

Thursday, April 10
Seeking Wonderful Volunteers: Volunteer Information Session; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7087
Tai Chi; 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122nd St.; 606-3580
Heat, featuring Evangeline; 7:30 p.m.; UCO; 100 North University Drive; 974-2000; Admission Prices Vary

Friday, April 11
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Orleans Pelicans; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. New Orleans Zephyrs; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Myriad Botanical Gardens Day Trip to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7087; $90 for Members, $110 for Nonmembers
Friday Films, Family and Fun; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Southern Oaks Library, 6900 South Walker; 631-4468; Free Admission; All Ages

Saturday, April 12
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. New Orleans Zephyrs; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Color Run; 9 a.m.; Remington Park; 1 Remington Pl., 855-602-6567; $40/person for team runners or $45 per solo runner
Earth Fest; 1 - 4 p.m.; Martin Nature Center; 5000 West Memorial Rd.; 755-0676
President’s Concert Haydn’s The Seasons; 8 p.m.; University of Oklahoma, Reynolds Performing Art Center, 500 W. Boyd Street, Norman; 325-4101; Admission Prices Vary

Sunday, April 13
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. New Orleans Zephyrs; 2:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Malee’s Birthday Bash; 1 - 3 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 425-0262
Young Professionals Book Club; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard; 341-9282
OU Civic Orchestra; 8 p.m.; University of Oklahoma, Sharp Concert Hall, 500 W. Boyd Street, Norman; 325-4101; Admission Prices Vary

Monday, April 14
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. New Orleans Zephyrs; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Gorilla Golf; 1 - 3 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 425-0612; Admission Prices Vary
Music Theater Directing Projects; 6:30 p.m.; UCO, 100 North University Dr., Edmond; 974-2000; Donations Accepted

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Cure That Cabin Fever

Now that the big yellow ball in the sky has started to make its presence felt in the form of more pleasant weather, naturally a young man’s (and woman’s) fancy lightly turns to thoughts of nature and sleeping out-of-doors. And thankfully, we’re in luck here in Oklahoma City, with fantastic camping opportunities within easy driving distance (more on that below in locations both in and out of the city). But you may be thinking, “I can’t go camping—I don’t know what I’m doing, and I don’t have any camping stuff!” Well, even the gear-less shouldn’t fear: The Better Life has you covered.

What do you need to go camping? Not much, really. A tent, a sleeping bag and some camp-friendly cuisine is really all you need. Apart from that, anything else you might want to take depends on your pick of location and what else you’d like to do on your trip.

We here at TBL HQ enjoy going for a simple overnight excursion near a lake or stream at one of our nearby state parks. We suggest taking:

  • a tarp for ground cover;
  • a tent;
  • sleeping bags and some sleeping mats;
  • a cooler with ice, water, drinks and any foods you might like to have along; some matches to get a fire started;
  • and something fun to do in the forest, like a telescope for stargazing, a guitar for (literally) singing “Kumbaya” around the campfire, fishing gear (and a fishing license), a cornhole set (or “bean bag toss,” if you prefer) or a pair of hiking boots or a mountain bike to check out those park trails.

It’s not a bad idea to take some extra layers for that morning chill, and some first-aid, toiletry items, bug spray and sunscreen, just in case. Some parks even have coin-op showers if you want to smooth out the experience of roughing it.

Notice that we didn’t mention firewood. When camping at state parks, depending on the location you can either gather firewood from the forest floor or simply purchase some from the park office (they discourage bringing in outside wood for fear of strange bugs or tree diseases, so keep those dirty timbers at home!). Another important note – before you strike, be sure to make sure there’s not a burn ban in your area.

Our friends over at the state Tourism & Recreation Department provide a great primer on camping for beginners that can demystify the camping experience and give you some other great pointers – check it out.

Read our other posts this week for tips on places to camp both inside and outside the city.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Park It at a State Park

Oklahoma’s State Parks offer some great spots for camping. Whether you want to sleep in the forest, next to a lake or waterfall, abutting red canyon walls, or even on the sand dunes or near caves that were hideouts for Jesse James and Belle Starr, our state’s park system delivers.

But that’s not all, folks. Check this link for a nice listing of all the great State Parks, national recreational areas & forests, wildlife refuges, and other spots the state has where we can all enjoy an authentic camping experience right here in Oklahoma.

[Photo by John Jernigan]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Places to Camp in OKC

So, we’ve got your interest all nice and piqued on the camping bit, but you’re thinking you don’t want to waste too much of this beautiful weather in the car. We hear you. There are some places right here in the metro where you can still get your camp on.

Lake Arcadia
The area around this in-city-limits lake in northeast Oklahoma County has been preserved to keep the nature natural, and provides an easy escape to camping bliss. At Lake Arcadia you can fish, boat, swim, ride your mountain bike, play disc golf and more. Get more info on camping here.

Lake Thunderbird State Park
With two swim beaches and two marinas (and a plethora of boat ramps) there is plenty to do both on and off the water at this state park just east of Norman. Hear that sound? Playgrounds, horse riding stables and all 18.5 miles of the Clear Bay Recreation Area Trail System are calling you (either that or the battery in your smoke alarm needs to be changed).

Oklahoma City East KOA
Located in Choctaw, this campground offers a pool, a snack bar, a playground and even Wi-Fi(!). Tent sites with water and electricity are available, as well as those without hookups.

At Home
If you’re a beginning camper and just want to try it out, you could even simply fire up your grill and have a nice little field trip in your own backyard. So get out there, build that fire and pitch that tent! Just remember your neighbors are still there, so you may want to keep the volume of your family’s hiphop version of Kumbaya to a minimum.

[Photo from TravelOK]

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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History Is Everywhere

As you drive around the city and state (perhaps looking for that perfect camping spot), you may notice plaques that, well, note places of historical significance. These can be found all over the state, but the Oklahoma Historical Society has put together a directory so that you can find markers by county.

In Oklahoma County alone there are more than 35 markers notating places like Washington Irving’s Camp in Arcadia, the east boundary of the Land Run of 1889, a Civil War cannon, and the site of the state’s first public schoolhouse, among others.

A fun idea for you history buffs out there would be to check them all out! A not-so-fun idea would be to write a six-page report on each, but hey, you live your own life, we suppose. We’ll stick with just stopping by and maybe taking a few photos for Instagramming.

Happy Historical Marker Hunting!

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Things to Do & See: April 1 - April 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 1
Yoga with Alexis Persico; 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for Members, $10 for Nonmembers
Soweto Gospel Choir; 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC); 7777 S. May; 682-7579; Admission Prices Vary
Public Speaking Training; 6 p.m.; Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin, Muskogee; 918-360-5300
High Tea at UCO International House; 3 - 7 p.m.; UCO International House, 912 N. Chowging Ave., Edmond; Free to the public

Wednesday, April 2
Light It Up Blue; all day; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Hamilton Bulldogs; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary

Thursday, April 3
Oklahoma Farm to Fork Market; 11 a.m. - noon; Heritage College; 7100 S Interstate 35 Service Road; Free to the Public
High Tea at UCO International House; 3 - 7 p.m.; UCO International House, 912 N. Chowging Ave., Edmond; Free to the public
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company’s Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m.; UCO, Mitchell Hall Theater, 100 N University Drive; 974-3375; Admission Prices Vary

Friday, April 4
Friday Films, Family and Fun; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Southern Oaks Library, 6900 South Walker; 631-4468; Free Admission; All Ages
Paseo District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 - 10 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo; 525-2688; Admission is free
UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company’s Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m.; UCO, Mitchell Hall Theater, 100 N University Drive; 974-3375; Admission Prices Vary
The Cherry Orchard On Stage at University Theatre; 8 p.m.; University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman; 325-4101; Ticket Prices Vary
UCO Muscial Theatre presents “Working”; 8 p.m.; UCO Jazz Lab, 100 N University Drive, Edmund; 974-3752; Tickets are $20

Saturday, April 5
Paseo District First Friday (Saturday) Gallery Walk; noon - 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo; 525-2688; Admission is free
Drop-In Art: Mixed-Media Landscapes; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr; 236-3100; Free with paid museum admission
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Charlotte Checkers; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
UCO Kaleidoscope Dance Company’s Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m.; UCO, Mitchell Hall Theater, 100 N University Drive; 974-3375; Admission Prices Vary
The Cherry Orchard On Stage at University Theatre; 8 p.m.; University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman; 325-4101; Ticket Prices Vary
UCO Muscial Theatre presents “Working”; 8 p.m.; UCO Jazz Lab, 100 N University Drive, Edmund; 974-3752; Tickets are $20

Sunday, April 6
The Cherry Orchard On Stage at University Theatre; 3 p.m.; University of Oklahoma, Weitzenhoffer Theatre, 563 Elm Ave., Norman; 325-4101; Ticket Prices Vary
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Charlotte Checkers; 4 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
UCO Muscial Theatre presents “Working”; 8 p.m.; UCO Jazz Lab, 100 N University Drive, Edmund; 974-3752; Tickets are $20

Monday, April 7
Quilting Basics; 6:30 - 8 p.m.; Ralph Ellison; 2000 NE 23rd; 424-1437; Free admission
Showtimer’s Classic Country Dance; 7  p.m.; Midwest City Senior Center, 8215 E Reno, Midwest City; 732-4665; Entry $5 donation
Tai Chi; 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122nd St.; 606-3580

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Y Not?

Looking for a yoga class? Ready to find out what Zumba is all about? Want to go jogging without having to deal with the elements? Been thinking about getting on the boot camp train? With multiple branches and nearly 20 program sites throughout the metro, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is your best bet for all things health and fitness. But there’s much more to the Y, from healthy living challenges for adults to a spectrum of sports for children. For membership info and more, check out the agency’s website at http://www.ymcaokc.org.

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Pedal Power

Show off your green side by leaving your parking and traffic worries behind and hopping on a two-wheeled, man-powered, moving machine (aka a bicycle). Still have no clue what we’re talking about? SPOKIES! Spokies is OKC’s official bike share program. You can check out a bike seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., from any of seven kiosks located around downtown. And as an extra special gift to you during Earth Month (April), Spokies is giving away free memberships. Whoa, Nelly! That is awesome. So save your green and be greener by hopping on a Spokie and taking a spin around downtown.

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Free for All

Who doesn’t enjoy some playtime? Even if you’re a grown-up, there are plenty of ways to recreate here in Greater Oklahoma City. And if you find yourself pinching pennies, that’s A-OK because we’re about to lay down some FREE-as-can-be options for you.

Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park
Ranked in the top 10 skateparks in the U.S., the action park is divided into two areas – a flow course with bowl combinations and a street course with ledges and handrails.

City Parks
Did you know that there are more than 100 public parks are located across the city? True story. Check one (or many) out.

Downtown Community Basketball Court
Located on the southwest corner of Hudson Avenue and Reno Avenue in Downtown, the court is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Disc Golf
FORE! Head over to one of three disc golf parks in Oklahoma City and play 18 holes of flying fun.

Mountain Biking & Hiking Trails
Are you a biking and hiking enthusiast? The Bluff Creek Trail is a single loop of more than 2.5 miles with tight turns around trees and some moderately difficult terrain. The Lake Stanley Draper Trail has three connecting loops that can be ridden consecutively for a distance of 12 miles, with three color-coded loops that vary in difficulty.

Walking Paths
In the mood for a stroll? Get moving on one of the many trails and walking paths around town.

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Expert Advice

Still not sure how to fill your free time and keep your commitment to being healthy? Our friends over at Downtown OKC can help! They have a health and fitness itinerary to spur your decision-making. Check it (and their other great itineraries) out!

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History Lesson: OMRF

Way back when . . . In 1944, the University of Oklahoma Medical School Alumni Association studied the possibility of creating a research facility in Oklahoma. Just two years later, the articles of incorporation for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) were signed, and the following year, Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner launched a drive throughout the state’s 77 counties to raise more than $2 million to build laboratories and a research hospital. On Dec. 17, 1950, the OMRF research building was opened. Not long after, the organization received its first grant from the American Cancer Society for $30,000.

These days . . . OMRF is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. The organization employs more than 500 people from around the world and annually secures more than $30 million in competitive grants – ranking it in the top 15 of the Association of Independent Research Institutes.

In 2011, OMRF moved into a new eight-story, $70-million, 186,000-square-foot research facility which houses dozens of new labs, the Samuel Roberts Noble Cardiovascular Institute and the OMRF Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence. But the organization’s years of work is more than a fancy facility. Since its inception, OMRF and its labs have produced three FDA-approved drugs, more than 600 U.S. and international patents and several biotechnology spin-off companies.

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Things to Do & See: March 25 - March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 25
Tell Me a Story: Play & Learn; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Capitol Hill Library, 334 SW 26; 634-6308; Best for Ages 6 and Under, Families
Yoga with Alexis Persico; 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for Members, $10 for Nonmembers
Oklahoma City Barons vs. San Antonio Rampage; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary

Wednesday, March 26
“Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll”; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52; (800) 532-7652; Admission Prices Vary
Bringing Books to Life; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, South Lobby, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free Admission; Best for Ages 2-5
Orchid in the Crystal Bridge Walking Tour; 11 a.m. -  12 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission Prices Vary

Thursday, March 27
Oklahoma Farm to Fork Market; 11 a.m. - noon; Heritage College; 7100 S Interstate 35 Service Road; Free to the Public
Hansel & Gretel; 11:30 a.m.; Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, 2501 N Blackwelder; 951-0011; Admission Prices Vary
Brown Bag Lecture Series: South Africa Garden Tour; noon - 1 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 2nd Floor conference room, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Free Admission
Cherokee Artist for Lecture on Language Preservation; 6 p.m.; UCO, Central’s Liberal Arts Building, Pegasus Theater, 100 North University Drive, Edmond; 974-2000; Free and Open to the Public

Friday, March 28
Friday Films, Family and Fun; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Southern Oaks Library, 6900 South Walker; 631-4468; Free Admission; All Ages
Friday Gallery Walk; 11 – 11:45 a.m.; National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd Street; 478-2250
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary

Saturday, March 29
Container Bean Teepees; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; $19 for Members, $24 for Nonmembers; Best for Ages 6-11
Introduction to Watercolor; 10 a.m. - noon; Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard; 341-9282; Ages 16 - Adult
Smile Safari; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, Global Plaza, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 424-3344; Free with Zoo Admission

Sunday, March 30
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz; 2 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary
Orchid Sale; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Prices Vary
Hansel & Gretel; 2 p.m.; Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, 2501 N Blackwelder; 951-0011; Admission Prices Vary
Oklahoma Farm to Fork Market; 12:30 - 1 p.m.; Prairie Gypsy’s, 411 NW 30th; Free to the Public

Monday, March 31
Tai Chi; 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122nd St.; 606-3580
“Valery and Friends”: Design Fundraising Concert; 6 p.m.; UCO, NUC Ballrooms, 100 N. University Drive, Edmund; 974-3752; Admission Prices Vary
Woven With a Silent Motto: Drawings 1977-2014; 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing; 951-0000; Admission Prices Vary

 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Libraries Abound

Reading is pretty important. I mean how else would you be consuming this awesome blog? Luckily here in Oklahoma City we have an amazing library system that allows easy access to your favorite titles so you can keep your brain sharp and your imagination running free.

The Metropolitan Library System serves more than 600,000 people throughout 19 locations in Oklahoma County. To get a card you just have to live in Oklahoma County. The library system is also digital with eBook and music downloading services.

No matter where you live in OKC there is bound to be a library just around the corner waiting for you. Find a library near you.

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Buy Your Books Here

In the market to actually purchase your favorite prose so it can sit on your book shelf as a conversation starter? Or maybe you want to be able to lend it to a friend. Perhaps you want it on-hand so you can read it cover-to-cover repeatedly? We’ve also got you covered on where to buy books in OKC.

Located in 50 Penn Place, Full Circle Bookstore is the largest independently owned bookstore in the Sooner State. Full Circle has been open for more than 30 years (in bookstore years that is at least 250 years) and is the go to place if you need to find a book by a local author. The bookstore routinely holds book signings and other special events. Like to curl up with a great cup of coffee while reading a book? You don’t have to go home because Full Circle also features Java Joe’s Coffee Bar. Be sure to take a picture with Pearl the Buffalo before you leave!

Here are some other bookstores in the Metro you can check out:
Barnes & Noble- 6100 North May Ave.
Half Price Books May- 6500 N May Ave.
Half Price Books Penn Park- 1449 W I-240 Service Road
Second Chance Books – 3909 North MacArthur

[Photos courtesy of Full Circle Books]

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“A Good Book Has No Ending”

We’ve told you where you can check out or buy books; now let’s discuss what to read. Of course we love books about our city’s interesting past. Here are a trio of books that will help you better understand how Oklahoma City became the city it is:

And Satan Came Also - As you know OKC was founded in a single day. It’s probably no surprise that a booming metropolis set up overnight led to a very interesting early history with a cast of colorful characters (operating on all sides of the law). And Satan Came Also by Albert McGilltells the (sometimes sordid) story of OKC beginnings. Originally published in 1955, this book was always rare and if you managed to track down a copy your wallet would surely suffer. Luckily it was recently re-released with notations from present day historian Larry Johnson. You can find the book at Full Circle Books.

Historic Photos of Oklahoma City - While light on text, this book by Larry Johnson features the most comprehensive collection of photography from Oklahoma City’s founding through the late 1900s. This is a must have for anyone’s coffee table.

OKC Second Time Around - Written by Steve Lackmeyer and Jack Money, Second Time Around focuses on Oklahoma City from the 1950s to present day. It is an engaging look at how against all odds OKC rebuilt its downtown after the oil bust of the 80s. You can find this book at Full Circle Books.

[Photos courtesy of Full Circle Books]

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Today in…

This year Oklahoma City turns the big 1-2-5. In honor of the 125th anniversary of our city’s founding, we are giving you a look back the history that made OKC the place it is today.

So today here are our top eight (1+2+5) headlines for March 18 that helped shaped our city:

  • Boundary Committee to Make its Report Today - March 18, 1906. The initial report that led to the Oklahoma having 74 counties at its founding. Oklahoma currently has a total of 77 counties.   
  • Oklahomans Smash Hidenburg Line - March 18, 1919. This article highlights Oklahoman help in WWI.
  • Oklahoman Set High Record with Circulation - March 18, 1930. With a circulation of 200,000 the Oklahoman had the highest readership in the Southwest.
  • Earhart Speeding over Pacific - March 18, 1937. While not Oklahoma-related, our state has an amazing history in the aviation realm (read up on Wiley Post).
  • We are Ready to Fight – Chamberlain - March 18, 1939. The beginnings of World War II are starting to take place.
  • We Go on From Here - March 18, 1941. A front-page editorial urging Oklahomans to support the efforts to land a military supply and maintenance depot. Oklahoma City would eventually land that depot and it became Tinker Air Force Base. Tinker is a major economic driver of the Sooner State.
  • Norick Wins in Unofficial Results - March 18, 1987. Ron Norick wins his first election to become mayor of Oklahoma City. Mayor Norick would be instrumental in the upcoming MAPS initiative.
  • Humphreys, Liebmann Face Runoff - March 18, 1998. Kirk Humphreys would go on to win the mayoral election. Mayor Humphreys led the MAPS for Kids initiative that transformed metro public schools.
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Things to Do & See: March 18 - March 23, 2014

Tuesday, March 18
Spring Break Day Camps Begin; Oklahoma City Zoo, Global Plaza, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 424-3344; For children 4 to 11 years old; $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers per day
Did You Ever? Spring Break Camps; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St; 602-3760; Registration is $235 per student for Science Museum Oklahoma members, $250 per student for non-members; Open to students in 1st – 6th grades
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Take & Make Historical Crafts; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Main Gallery, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond; 340-0078; No registration required; Crafts available while supplies last; Admission is free
Yoga with Alexis Persico; 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Orchid Care 101; 6 - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, $10 for non-members

Wednesday, March 19
Did You Ever? Spring Break Camps; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St; 602-3760; Registration is $235 per student for Science Museum Oklahoma members, $250 per student for non-members; Open to students in 1st – 6th grades
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Bringing Books to Life; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, South Lobby, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free; Best for ages 2-5
Take & Make Historical Crafts; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Main Gallery, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond; 340-0078; No registration required; Crafts available while supplies last; Admission is free
Orchid in the Crystal Bridge Walking Tour; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Admission is free; Ages 13+

Thursday, March 20
Did You Ever? Spring Break Camps; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St; 602-3760; Registration is $235 per student for Science Museum Oklahoma members, $250 per student for non-members; Open to students in 1st – 6th grades
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Take & Make Historical Crafts; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Main Gallery, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond; 340-0078; No registration required; Crafts available while supplies last; Admission is free
Auto Alley Shop Hop; 6 - 9 p.m.; Automobile Alley, Broadway Avenue between Northwest 4th and 10th Streets; Admission is free

Friday, March 21
Did You Ever? Spring Break Camps; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St; 602-3760; Registration is $235 per student for Science Museum Oklahoma members, $250 per student for non-members; Open to students in 1st – 6th grades
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Take & Make Historical Crafts; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Main Gallery, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond; 340-0078; No registration required; Crafts available while supplies last; Admission is free

Saturday, March 22
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Orchid Show: Orchid Delirium; 2 - 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, $10 for nonmembers
Oberlin Steel Drums Performance; 6 - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Seasonal Plaza by the Ice House, 301 W Reno; 445-7080
Celebrate Preparedness; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, Global Plaza, 2101 Northeast 50th St.; 424-3344
Drop-In Art: Lucky Leprechaun Wands; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr; 236-3100; Free with paid museum admission

Sunday, March 23
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary

Monday, March 24
Orchid Show at the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Admission prices vary
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket Prices and Availability Vary

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Urban Dweller Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O!

Spring is almost in full swing, which means it is the perfect time to start your garden for summer. Think gardening is only for those in rural areas? Think again. Whether you live on a corner lot or only have access to a corner balcony, you too can polish your green thumb this spring.

Thanks to an urban agriculture ordinance recently passed by the Oklahoma City Council, people who live in Oklahoma City can now participate in backyard composting, rainwater harvesting, building greenhouses and hoop houses, and gardening in the front, side and back yards. So get to your local lawn and garden shop and go flora crazy!

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If you find that you need a little guidance in the world of horticulture, Oklahoma City’s Myriad Gardens offers monthly horticulture tips online, and on March 15, the Gardens will host the Oklahoma Gardening School, which will focus on the modern kitchen garden. The event is open to gardeners of all skill levels and goals. Nationally-known speakers and local horticulture experts will help attendees learn how to design, plant and maintain a healthy kitchen garden—which means that at harvest time, you’ll be eating as local as you can get. Bonus: if you are a member of the Gardens, your cost to attend is half-off! Register here.  

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To Market, To Market

If your green thumb is more like the kiss of death, you should probably spare the plants and leave the harvest to the pros. Local veggie production will be in full swing in May, but you can still visit one of several year-round farmers markets in the area to get your fix of fresh veggies right now.

  • OSU-OKC Farmers Market – Open year round, this farmer’s market is a member of the Oklahoma Grown Farmers Market program. Every item sold here is grown or made in Oklahoma.
  • Urban AgrarianUrban Agrarian gives a whole new meaning to the term food truck as it pedals its fresh produce on wheels at weekly mobile markets. Follow them on Twitter to find the truck or visit their physical location at 1235 SW 2nd Street.
  • Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market – The Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market opened its doors on June 16, 1928, and was restored in August 2002. Now the area hosts an eclectic mix of shops that sell everything from antiques to fresh flowers.

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Takin’ It to the Streets

From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, part of Northwest 23rd Street will turn into a pedestrian’s paradise. Why, you ask? An initiative called Open Streets is repurposing the area into a fun, safe place to experience local businesses, healthy communities and active transportation. Open Streets OKC is reclaiming Northwest 23rd between Western and Robinson Avenues for non-motorized activity. Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, run or play along the route and discover community organizations and businesses along the way. The event is family friendly, so bring the kiddos for an afternoon of healthy fun!

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