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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Greetings from Stockyards City

Stockyards City

Cowboy culture is alive and well in Oklahoma City, and you can experience it for yourself at Stockyards City, just a few miles southeast of downtown OKC. Stockyards City is home to the Oklahoma National Stockyards – the world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market. Originally called “Packingtown,” the area was developed as a meat processing and packing plant in 1910, and by 1915 the area was home to cowboys and cattle drives.

The meat packing plant closed in 1961 and was replaced by a cattle auction, which has seen more than 102 million head of livestock pass through its iron gates since opening. Today, you can experience a live action on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week starting at 8 a.m.

The original business district of the area is still intact, making it the perfect place to buy gear for your homestead (or just a pair of boots for two-stepping). Several businesses date back to the early 1900s and still provide authentic Western wear and gear to the cattle buyers and ranch hands that come to Stockyards City each week.

retail, Stockyards, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A tribute to the Old West

Chuck Wagon Festival

Oklahoma City’s storied past – from its shotgun-start beginning to its important role in the cattle industry – is an important part of our community’s identity. If you want to get a better historical understanding of the cowboy culture that helped drive the development of this area, visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

With multiple exhibits, art and sculpture galleries, the 17-foot-tall “End of the Trail” sculpture by James Earle Fraser and a replica of a Western town called Prosperity Junction, you’ll learn about cowboy culture and gear, Native American history, Western performers, settling the frontier and more.

The museum also organizes an annual chuck wagon gathering and children’s cowboy festival and the invitational Prix de West exhibit each year, an event that highlights the world’s best contemporary Western paintings and sculptures. While the next Prix de West is not scheduled until 2017, you can always see the past winners on display at the museum.

museums, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Hit the trail

equestrian park ground breaking

Itching to saddle up and experience our Western heritage for yourself? Civic leaders and community officials recently announced plans for an equestrian park on the Oklahoma River that will give you the opportunity to do just that. The park, on the Oklahoma River’s south bank, is just east of Exchange Ave. adjacent to Stockyards City. When it is complete, it will include a visitor center, a corral, an exercise area, open and covered outdoor arenas, and a riding stable that will be open to the public.

But you don’t have to wait to enjoy it (as long as you own a horse, that is)! The first phase of the development is open for visitors, with 20 acres and a 0.6 mile looped trail. Go ahead and hit the trail, pardner!

equine, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: December 6 - December 12, 2016

OKC Civic Center

Tuesday, December 6
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Austin Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, December 7
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 8
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 9
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 10
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
The Nutcracker; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
All-City College Basketball Classic 2016; 3 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Westchester Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 8 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, December 11
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
A Tuna Christmas; 1:30 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Jane Austen’s Christmas Cracker; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
The Nutcracker; 2 p.m.; Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.
Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, December 12
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What to OKC

The view from Vast

The holiday season is in full swing and whether you are a long-time OKCer who is looking to entertain guests or a visitor checking out the city for the first time, OKC has plenty of shopping, holiday lights, museums, events and activities to keep everyone bustling.

There’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit than Oklahoma City. Here are a few of our favorite ways to introduce OKC.

  • Take a Water Taxi Along the Bricktown Canal: Enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds and get a quick introduction to Bricktown during a water taxi ride this holiday season.  Free rides are offered on designated days in November and December. Nearby in Deep Deuce, Legends Night will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Dec. 17 and will bring some of the best jazz musicians in OKC back to Downtown in December.
  • Gaze at 55 Feet of Beauty: 2,400 individually hand-blown glass pieces make up the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s 55-foot Chihuly Tower, making it one of the tallest Chihuly structures in the world. In fact, Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Dale Chihuly glass sculptures in the world.  Art lovers will also enjoy the eclectic exhibits at 21c Hotel and Museum in OKC’s Film Row district.
  • Take a stroll through the gardens: During the holidays, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a favorite destination among locals and visitors as they enjoy the Devon Ice Rink, Winter Shoppes and the holiday carousel. The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory offers a beautiful balmy oasis featuring more than 750 varieties of plant life in two distinct climates: a tropical wet zone at the south end and a tropical dry zone at the north end.
  • Explore our history. Step back in time at the National Cowboys and Western Heritage Museum and discover the American West through one-of-a-kind exhibits, artwork and artifacts or check out the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to learn about the day that changed our city forever.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the fun going on here in OKC. There are so many festivals, games and activities happening in various districts, you’re sure to find an activity to appease any guest. Our friends at Visit OKC offer a plethora of ideas on how to get out and experience OKC. Learn more at visitokc.com.

retail, shopping, western heritage, arts and culture, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, downtown, holiday, museums, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Food city

Bowl of Pho

No matter where you reside in OKC, you and your guests can enjoy top-shelf hand-crafted cuisine. Each district offers a unique flair and culinary selections that you won’t soon forget.

From the pho of the Asian District to the historic (and presidentially approved) Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Stockyard’s City, OKC is brimming with pubs, supper clubs and world-class restaurants that foodies of all ages are sure to enjoy. Farm-to-table options abound at Kitchen 324, Ludivine and Packard’s; and seafood loving guests are in for a treat at The Drake, Rococo and Pearl’s Oyster Bar. If you are looking for a way to visually show off the city while enjoying a dinner to remember, consider Vast. We can promise, you won’t be disappointed.  

For more information about the restaurant renaissance in OKC, check out the special edition of VeloCity

food, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Planning the perfect visit

Bricktown Water Taxi and Canal at Christmas

Looking for fun ideas to keep your guests entertained? Check out an interactive map of OKC to see all of the restaurants, attractions and events near you. If you’re looking to a plan a night out on the town with the guys or girls, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out these trip ideas and guides to make your OKC experience one to remember.

For an ultimate, comprehensive guide on everything OKC, check out the Oklahoma City Visitors Guide. Updated each year, the Visitors Guide is sure to include the latest attractions of our growing city. You can view the visitors guide digitally or request a copy by mail. In its 88 pages, you’ll see all Oklahoma City has to offer – sports, recreation, nightlife, shopping, arts, dining, hotels, etc.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 29 - December 5, 2016

NRHA

Tuesday, November 29
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, November 30
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, December 1
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, December 2
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; Event is free.
Texas Legends vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Jeff Dunham; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, December 3
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Brian Regan; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $42.50.
WWE Live Holiday Tour; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, December 4
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, December 5
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trot out of the house for your turkey

Thanksgiving at a restaurant

Listen, we get it – cooking a turkey and all the fixings is not for the faint of heart. If you find yourself in a fix when it comes to time or you just want to change things up, consider going out for Thanksgiving. There are a number of Greater OKC Chamber members ready and waiting for you and yours to brighten their door and would be thankful for the opportunity to serve your Thanksgiving meal. Check out the list on the Chamber website of restaurants open on Thanksgiving and give thanks that you don’t have to worry about cleaning, cooking and carving that big bird yourself.

food, holiday, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Brighten up Black Friday by checking out some pop-up shops

As your social media feeds fill up with stories of camping out in parking lots, fistfights and stampedes just for dubious deals on soon-to-be-obsolete electronics, stay nice and smug snug as you shop locally and without fear of getting hit over the head for that last flatscreen at some of the pop-up shopping opportunities around downtown.

Deluxe Winter Market – Nov. 26 and 27, Leadership Square

Holiday Pop-up Shops at Midtown – Nov. 25 – Dec. 22 (weekly Thursday – Sunday), NW 10th and Hudson

Winter Shoppes at Myriad Botanical Gardens – Nov. 25 – Dec. 18 (weekly Thursday – Sunday), North Plaza of MBG by the Great Lawn (look for the carousel!)

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local goods, retail, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Give thanks for locally brewed beer

Friends Cheersing

Turkey turkey turkey, can’t you see, sometimes your tryptophan just hypnotizes me. However, if you’re among the sort whose holiday family dinners typically incite imbibing a beer or two rather than a nap (no judging, we feel ya), consider checking out some of OKC’s fantastic locally-produced beer at a brewery or restaurant near you. Here are just some of the options:

ANTHEM BREWING COMPANY, LLC [MORE]
Breweries
908 SW 4th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109-1012
Phone: (405) 604-0446
Website | Map | More Info

COOP ALE WORKS [MORE]
Breweries
4745 Council Heights Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Phone: (405) 842-2667
Website | Map | More Info

BELLE ISLE RESTAURANT & BREWING CO. [MORE]
Restaurants
50 Penn Place
1900 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 840-1911
Map | More Info

BRICKTOWN BREWERY [MORE]
Restaurants
1 N. Oklahoma Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 232-2739
Website | Map | More Info

And don’t forget about the “’Miracle on the Canal’ Festive, Pop-Up Bar” coming to downtown in December. Speaking of Downtown in December…

beer, breweries, local goods, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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These are a few of our favorite Downtown in December events

Santa Run

Your friendly neighborhood TBL writers do love us some Downtown in December events, and not just ‘cause we happen to be downtown… in December (and the other 11 months of the year, for that matter, not only because we work here, but also because downtown is awesome. But we digress.) Anyway, here are some of our favs (but of course, don’t limit yourself to just these— there are heaps!).

Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival Presented by Sonic
Mayor Cornett teams up with Santa Claus himself to fire up your holiday spirits as well as the lights on the big Christmas tree. Head to the 3rd Base Plaza at the ballpark (2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.) on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. to enjoy live music, face painting, food trucks, conversations with Santa (maybe ask what he wants for a change?) and general merriment. More info: downtownindecember.com/bricktown-tree-lighting/

Snow Tubing Winter Festival at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Get ready to snow tube your colorful woolen socks off starting Saturday, Nov. 26. In addition to two slides (big and little), other perks including Santa’s Workshop, a children’s train and plenty of holiday décor dictate that the Festival promises fun for all. Check hours and prices here: downtownindecember.com/snow-tubing-winter-festival/

Devon Ice Rink
The ice rink is open at Myriad Botanical Gardens and is ready for you and your friends, family and/or honey lambs to make some memories whilst making lazy circles in the ice  and doing your level best to stay level and off your backside. Check out downtownindecember.com/devon-ice-rink/ for schedule and prices.

SandRidge Santa Run / ego boost
A race with Santa? We’re betting you got this one in the bag. I mean, we’re not sure what kind of shape you’re in, but frankly, Santa just doesn’t look that fast. Anyway, run a 5K with various Santas, elves, reindeer and other assorted Christmasy characters as you work off some of that cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole (either in or out of a costume). It’s an all-ages event, with a Kid’s Dash and 1-mile Fun Run part of the festivities as well. Saturday, Dec. 10 is the day and activities begin at 8:45 at SandRidge Energy, 123 Robert S. Kerr. More info: downtownindecember.com/sandridge-santa-run/

Check out all the events at downtownindecember.com/.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 22 - November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 22
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, November 23
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Carrie Underwood; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 24
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, November 25
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Eats on 8th; 7 to 11 p.m.; 8th and Harvey; 234-7960; Event is free.

Saturday, November 26
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 27
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra; 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 28
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Get involved

Regional Food Bank

It’s time to break out those carving skills because the holidays are nearly upon us. Great food, family, friends and a little football are pretty hard to beat. Of course the holiday season is not all about eating – it is also about giving thanks. We are thankful that we have so many great organizations in our community who are constantly working to make a difference. If you are looking for ways to get involved in OKC, but don’t know where to start, click here to find all the Chamber members that are nonprofits.

But we’ll give you some ideas here:

  • Give a gift to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Through Jan. 15, every gift received will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $600,000 thanks to APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. You can also sign up your family to volunteer in Food Bank warehouse.
  • Donate to Allied Arts to support more than 40 local arts organizations including the Lyric Theater, deadCenter film festival, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as well as many more.
  • Donate your time to Habitat for Humanity. Hands-on helpers are always needed to assist with new home construction, critical home repairs and at the Habitat ReStore. 
  • Buy something from the wish list of Infant Crisis Services, Inc., which provides formula, food, diapers and other needs to babies and toddlers in crisis.
  • Donate your time or pet supplies to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. This great nonprofit has found homes for more than 14,000 cats and dogs.
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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Lend a helping hand

United Way Volunteers

Oklahoma and specifically Oklahoma City is renowned not only nationally but worldwide as a community who comes together to help each other in times of need. These acts of giving and helping our neighbors are evident in our everyday lives. In fact, nearly 800,000 Oklahomans donate 84.9 million hours annually in their communities.

As #GivingTuesday approaches, consider lending a helping hand. Oklahoma has more than 17,000 nonprofit groups in the state, so no matter your passion, there are many ways you can get involved. Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is always a great resource for the state’s nonprofit groups.

These organizations need our help year-round so keep them in your thoughts even after the holidays. If you are new to our city there is no better way to connect with people than by volunteering your time.  Do you know of a nonprofit that could use some help in the coming weeks? Let us know in the comments below.

Also be sure to check out the volunteerism page on our site for more causes and ways to get involved.

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Enrich OKC

Volunteer reading to children

If you are overwhelmed by the number of causes to which you can contribute your time or money, take a look at all the good that the United Way of Central Oklahoma does in our community.

This organization has formed partnerships with more than 60 organizations that contribute to the area’s health, safety, education or economic well-being of families, according to the United Way’s mission. A donation to the United Way will help fund these valuable programs that are held accountable by the United Way.

The United Way picks its partner organizations according to five identified “Focus Areas”: Strong Families, Successful Kids, Healthy Citizens, Independent Living and Community Preparedness. Each year, the organization raises millions of dollars to help fund these nonprofit agencies’ programs.

If you’re interested in finding ways to volunteer for these organizations, check out the United Way’s Volunteer Center.

The United Way has been serving the community for more than 90 years, and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is proud that it had a role in its creation decades ago.

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Things to Do & See: November 15 - November 21, 2016

OKC Thunder Fans

Tuesday, November 15
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Salt Lake City Stars vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, November 16
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 17
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Erie Bayhawks vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, November 18
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 19
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Pentatonix: The World Tour 2016; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Classics 3- Alexander Mickelthwate; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 20
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 21
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Military ties in OKC

Tinker AWACS

It’s no secret that Oklahoma City has strong connections to the U.S. military. Tinker Air Force Base has been part of the Oklahoma City community since 1941 and frequent readers of our blog know how the base plays an important role to the region. Not only is it the largest single-site employer in the state, it is also one of the largest Air Force bases in the nation. Currently, Tinker’s estimated economic impact to the region is $3.41 billion annually.

Not only have brave Oklahomans served in all branches of the military spanning several decades, but the state of Oklahoma is home to several military bases, including Altus Air Force Base, Vance Air Force Base, Fort Sill Army Base, McAlester Army Ammunition Army Base, and Oklahoma City’s own Tinker Air Force Base.

To all who have served and to the families who support them – thank you for your sacrifice.

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Brush up on OKCís military history

45th Infantry Division Museum

Because of OKC’s ongoing ties to the U.S. military, you can learn about this community’s history with the U.S. Armed Services year round.

The 45th Infantry Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the “Thunderbirds” of the 45th Infantry Division. This group of was formed during the National Defense Act of 1920 and spent their first years maintaining order in times of disaster and political unrest. Before deploying during World War II, the Thunderbirds trained at five bases, including Fort Sill in Oklahoma. They participated in four amphibious landings and saw 511 days in combat, and were described as “one of the best, if not the best division in the history of American arms” by General George S. Patton.

The Thunderbirds continued to serve after WWII until January 1969, and their legacy lives on today at the museum honoring the accomplishments of the division. Admission is free to this 27,000-square-foot attraction. Exhibits include Reaves Military Weapons Collection, which features firearms and related artifacts dating as far back as the Revolutionary War. Thunderbird Park also features tanks, artillery and aircraft onsite. 

You can also head out to the 99s Museum of Women Pilots to learn more about the history of women in aviation, including an exhibit on female military pilots. Read more about the 99s Museum here.

If the history of America’s military aviation is more to your liking, then visit the Charles B. Hall Air Park near Tinker Air Force Base on Interstate 40 East. The park is rich in the history of Tinker Air Force Base and in the aircraft that have been part of Tinker’s operations for more than seven decades.

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Saluting those who served

45th Infantry Division Museum Veteran\'s Day Ceremony

Events across Oklahoma City will give you plenty of opportunities to celebrate America’s armed forces and honor those who have served.

  • The Norman Veterans Committee will host their 2016 Veteran’s Day and Memorial Ceremony at Reaves Park in Norman on Nov. 11. Static displays open at 10 a.m., the ceremony begins at 11 a.m. More information.
  • The annual Veterans Day service at the 45th Infantry Division Museum will take place at 10 a.m., on Nov. 11. Pay tribute to the men and women of the military at this patriotic ceremony, which includes a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors and guest speakers. More information.
  • Midwest City will hold their annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Century Boulevard and Southeast 15th Street. More information.

If you know of any events we didn’t mention please include them in the comments or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter.

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Donít forget to vote

Voting Booths

There’s no better way to honor our democracy than by acting on your right to vote! Today is Election Day, and it’s not too late to make your way to your polling location. Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board to confirm your registration, find your polling place and view sample ballots.

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and several community partners have compiled a nonpartisan voters guide to federal and state elections and the seven state questions that will appear on today’s ballot. View the guide here.

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Things to Do & See: November 8 - November 14, 2016

Devon Ice Rink

Tuesday, November 8
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Wednesday, November 9
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 10
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
OKBio Brewfest; 5 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Admission is $35.

Friday, November 11
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Harry Potter Science Overnight; 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Admission prices vary.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Maine Red Claws vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Lucius; 8 p.m.; ACM@UCO Performance Lab; 974-4700; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 12
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 13
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 14
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Digging downtown

Downtown Housing

With entertainment, arts, sporting events and nightlife all in your backyard, it is no surprise that downtown Oklahoma City living is booming. With housing options as diverse as the individuals that live in them, downtown Oklahoma City dwelling will give you the urban adventure that you’ve always wanted.

In downtown Oklahoma City, there are a total of 2,880 housing units, with nearly 2,000 more under construction or announced. Most of the construction is rental, but there are a few ownership units under construction as well. (Rental prices will range anywhere from $784-$3,000, while for-sale options start at around $180,000 for a one-bedroom condo.) For those with children, living in downtown Oklahoma City allows you to have first dibs on entrance to John Rex Charter Elementary School, a tuition-free elementary school that currently offers pre-K through third grade instruction. By the fall of 2018, the school will offer pre-K through sixth grade.

Below is a breakdown of downtown’s hottest spots for housing. For more on downtown living visit our website.

Central Business District/Bricktown/Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City’s renaissance is on display in the core of downtown, making it a perfect place to call home. Attractive to the young, the old and families in between, downtown offers plenty of choices and value for those looking for a true urban experience without much of the traditional hassle. Whether you choose to live in the heart of Oklahoma City in the central business district or you embrace the history and culture of the Deep Deuce neighborhood, new condos and apartments abound, as do newly-renovated rental units and fresh loft spaces. Whether you're looking to rent or to buy, downtown offers something for everyone in a hip, sophisticated upscale urban setting.

Midtown
One of the newest areas on the scene, Midtown is truly making a splash as a revitalization effort has taken hold and created multiple success stories. Full of fantastic housing options – from revitalized historic buildings to new developments – plus local restaurants and bars, Midtown is a great place to discover what’s new and hip on the OKC scene.

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Blast from the past

House in Heritage Hills

You already know that Oklahoma City has plenty of character, and that is especially evident in the historic neighborhoods throughout the city. Tree-lined streets, peaceful front-porches and beautiful architecture all abound within close proximity to downtown and to several of Oklahoma City’s most popular districts.

Crown Heights
Crown Heights is an attractive Historic Preservation District consisting of homes dating from the 30s. Its mix of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Mission-Spanish, Monterey, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional and Art Deco styles combine with characteristic landscaping and a trendy location (bordering Western Avenue shopping and dining, near Asian District, midtown, downtown) to create one of Oklahoma City's premier historic neighborhoods.

Mesta Park/Heritage Hills
Home to many of Oklahoma City's founding elite, the neighborhoods just north of downtown, Mesta Park and Heritage Hills, are among the first Historic Preservation Districts in the state. With development starting just after the turn of the century, these neighborhoods feature a wealth of local history and intrigue, with the Overholser Mansion (Heritage Hills), one of the finest house museums in the world, and home of the legendary Perle Mesta (Mesta Park) joining the former Georgian "Oil Mansions," Prairie School / Foursquare, and Craftsman-style homes typical of the area.

Jefferson Park
The bungalow neighborhood of Jefferson Park is located two miles north of downtown and a mile west of the State Capitol. Neighbored by some of Oklahoma City’s other historic neighborhoods, Jefferson Park is filled with smaller bungalows that are big on historic charm. 

Historic Capitol Hill
Historic Capitol Hill is located just south of downtown Oklahoma City and was once slated to be the location of the capitol of Oklahoma – thus giving it the source of its name. Years ago, the district was a thriving commercial area and since the creation of Capitol Hill Main Street in 1997, it has experienced a rebirth.

Read more about Oklahoma City’s historic preservation districts and find more neighborhood options.

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Rocking the suburbs

House in Edmond

In Oklahoma City, living in the suburbs doesn’t mean that you are too far away from the action. The city’s large land area allows you plenty of options, while Oklahoma City’s low commute times make getting where you need to go a breeze. Oklahoma City has plenty of options for a suburban paradise in all directions from city center

Near Northwest OKC
Situated in the northwest quadrant of Oklahoma City near scenic Lake Hefner, the enduring popularity of these neighborhoods surprises no one. A variety of residences can be found, ranging from 30s-platted mansions to 50s-built ranch-style to 80s-developed subdivisions with larger footage. Close to shopping and recreation and sporting easy interstate access, this area is an enclave for those desiring suburban living without the commute. Subdivisions and cities include Nichols Hills, Lakeshore, Lansbrook, The Village, Warr Acres and more.

Northwest OKC/Edmond
Recent construction, a growing amount of retail offerings and larger homes are typically what you will find in this area. Some communities are gated and all offer outstanding neighborhood involvement. Good highway and turnpike access comes standard, as does excellent public schools. Subdivisions include Blue Stem, Warwick, Val Verde, Bocage, Summerfield, The Greens, Glen Eagles, Englewood Manor, Gaillardia, Oak Tree, Quail Creek, Silverhawk, Whitehall, Rose Creek, Oak Cliff Estates, Stone Creek Canyon, Highland Trails, Fairfax, Kingsbury Ridge, The Bluffs, Arbor Creek, La Sonata, The Grove South, Montague, Sonador, Heritage Oaks and many others.

South OKC/Moore/Norman
South Oklahoma City boasts more room, more new subdivisions, more new retail, more diversity, more value and more excitement than ever before. Similar to its counterparts in the northwest, newer construction and larger floorplans come standard, as do excellent public schools and interstate access. Subdivisions include Pepperwell Oaks, Rivendell, The Vineyard, Talavera, Brookhaven, Hallbrooke, Blue Creek, Classen Miller, Crossroads, Carrington Place, Summit Lakes, Eagles Cove, Lost Creek, The Willows, The Apples, Deerfield, Park Place, Eagle Cliff South and more.

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Want a little room to stretch your legs?

Home with land

Looking for a little more room to roam? Living on the outskirts of Oklahoma City has never been more attractive. You’ll have all the peace that pastoral living provides, with much shorter commute times than you expect and still the same access to amenities.

Surrey Hills/Piedmont/Deer Creek
These communities located in far northwest Oklahoma City offer bigger lots and a definite change of pace. Subdivisions include Surrey Hills, Antler Ridge, Anderson Acres and more.

West Bethany/Mustang/Yukon
Large, unplatted residences on lots of land near traditional subdivisions offer all the traditional amenities alongside sought-after public schools. Easy highway access gives you a great way to live the lifestyle you want in the west Oklahoma City metro area. Subdivisions include Brownsville, Westport, Kingsridge, Magnolia Trace, Savannah Lakes, Walnut Manor, Hunters Glen, Canyon Lakes and more.

Midwest City/ Choctaw/ Jones/Nicoma Park/ Lake Aluma
The combination of small-town goodness and the close comforts of a metropolitan area can't be beat! Near Tinker AFB and great outdoors activities, eastern Oklahoma county has lots with lots of room, and lots to offer. Subdivisions include Asheville, Frolich Meadows, Riverwind Estates, Burtondale, Hickory Forest, The Timbers, Mill Creek Pond, Edgewater, and more.

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Things to Do & See: November 1 - November 7, 2016

Horse show

Tuesday, November 1
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Wednesday, November 2
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, November 3
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7:30 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, November 4
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; Event is free.
The Comedy Get Down; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Pops 1 – The Music of the Rolling Stones; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 8 & 11:50 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 5
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Pops 1 – The Music of the Rolling Stones; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 8 & 11:50 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival; 8:15 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 6
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Monday, November 7
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Haunt the Zoo

Dog in a pumpkin Costume

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this trick-or-treating would be a lot better if it were amongst wild animals,” you’re in luck. But the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Haunt the Zoo” is great for a lot of reasons besides the simple addition of fauna. For one, it’s six nights long, so you have six chances to trick-or-treat among the creatures. Second, you can be sure your kiddos are getting their hands on some safe treats. Third, you don’t have to worry about traffic or ill-tempered youths or other neighborhood shenanigans. Fourth, if you’re scared of animals, then it’s your one chance to get back at them by wearing a scary outfit and making them wonder what the heck they are looking at for a change! Get your tickets to Haunt the Zoo and have some animal-inspired Halloween fun.

Haunt the Zoo
October 26 – Oct 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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Haunt the River River Cruises

Oklahoma River Curise

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this Halloween party would be a lot better if it were on a boat,” you’re in luck. Consider the Haunt the River river cruises, leaving from the Exchange boathouse and arriving at scary-but-fun town, baby. Check out the schedule, grab your costume (or not), have your ID handy (it’s 21 and up) and get ready for a cruisin’ good time down at the river.

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Haunt the River RIVERSPORT Adventures

Route 66 boathouse Kayaking

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this adventure course and zip line would be a lot better with a Halloween theme,” you’re in luck. Consider the Haunt the River course at RIVERSPORT Adventures at Lake Overholser. In addition to the “Sky Scream” (a double zip line), you’re also in line for the “Candy Corn Climb” (YUM), the “Screamin’ Swing” (which is good because regular swings are pretty boring, TBH), something called the “Dead Man’s Drop,” Spooky SUPs, Kreepy Kayaks and more. In fact, that “more” includes s’mores available for purchase and pumpkins for decorating, among other offerings, S’get on out to the lake on Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 6 p.m.

If you have any little Pirates in your crew check out Pirate Island, Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 6 p.m., for pumpkin painting, candy and even a little treasure hunting.

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