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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bake Me a Cake

Whether you're craving a straight-from-the-oven pastry or a cupcake blanketed in sweet frosting, Oklahoma City has a number of fine bakeries certain to hit that sweet spot. Cupcake lovers are especially fortunate with the mouth-watering assortments of Sara Sara Cupcakes, Cuppies & Joe and GiGi's Cupcakes of Oklahoma City, A wide range of freshly baked goodies can be found at Big Sky Bread Company, Brown's Bakery and Mexico Bakery, while the name of Nothing Bundt Cakes tells you all you need to know about the specialty of that wonderful establishment. Happy eating!

business, family-friendly, food, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We Mean Business

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is all about getting down to business – literally. Representing more than 5,000 businesses in the 10-county region that includes Oklahoma City and its surrounding area, the Chamber works to attract new businesses and high-paying jobs, strengthen economic development, promote retail development, offer education and workforce initiatives and advance the interests of its members and the business community. On top of all that, it also finds time to produce a terrific blog highlighting the best of Oklahoma City (the one you're reading now, coincidentally). Whew!

business, community, networking
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boning Up on Bones

Before small children dressed like skeletons begin coming to your door asking for candy, why not check out a few of the real-life (and less demanding) type? Skeletons, that is. One of the most unique attractions in Oklahoma, the 7,000-square-foot Museum of Osteology showcases hundreds of skulls and skeletons, from tiny bats to a humpbacked whale hovering overhead. We make no bones about it: we love this decidedly offbeat museum.

family-friendly, museums
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back to Nature

You don't need to travel far to get in touch with nature's glory. Martin Park Nature Center & Trail is one of Oklahoma City's greatest treasures, a crossroads of wildlife, recreation and education. Located just west of Mercy Hospital at 5000 W. Memorial Road, this 144-acre park has three hiking trails, a bird observation wall, a watchtower and a hands-on nature museum. Hikers who set out on the 3.5 miles of trails will go through woodlands and past grasslands, around a large pond and along a spring creek. Keep your eyes peeled and you might just glimpse a deer, coyote or cottontail rabbit.

family-friendly, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Things to Do & See – Aug. 9 - Aug. 15

Tuesday, August 9
RIVERSPORT Run and Walk Free Program; 6 - 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln; 552-4040
The Early Ford V8 Club of American Meeting; 7 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827

Wednesday, August 10
Way Back Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Zoo; all day; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; $1 admission and other discounts
Flower Design Class; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827
Mustache Bash benefitting Sunbeam Family Services; 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Shop Good, 3 NW 9 St.; 702-0517; mustache-themed block party
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE

Thursday, August 11
US Rowing Masters National Championships; All day; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Urban Neighbors August Social; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; Joey’s Pizzeria, 700 W. Sheridan
MS Smarty Pants Trivia Night; 7 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive; 522-0765; presented by Chesapeake Energy; Registration is $400 per team with teams of up 10 people
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military

Friday, August 12
US Rowing Masters National Championships; All day; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040
OKC RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs; 7:05 p.m.; RedHawks Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
RIVERSPORT Moonlight Kayaking; 8 - 9:15 p.m.; Route 66 Boathouse, 3115 E. Overholser Dr.; 787-0900
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military

Saturday, August 13
US Rowing Masters National Championships; All day; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040
Spin Your Wheels; First race begins at 7 a.m.; The Children's Center, 6800 NW 39th Expressway; 789-6711; Registration is $30
History Comes Alive Cruises; Noon & 12:45 p.m.; Regatta Park, 701 S. Lincoln; 702-7755; Ticket prices vary
Drop-In Art; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr; 236-3100; Free with paid museum admission
OKC RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs; 7:05 p.m.; RedHawks Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military
Midnight Streak 2011; 10 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.; City Arts Center, 3000 General Pershing Blvd.; 951-0000; 5K run and 1-mile Fun Run to support City Arts Center; $30 registration

Sunday, August 14
US Rowing Masters National Championships; All day; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040
Sunday Nature Hikes; 2:30 p.m.; Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial; 755-0676; $2 fee per person
OKC RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs; 4:05 p.m.; RedHawks Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE

Monday, August 15
OKC RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs; 7:05 p.m.; RedHawks Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Things to Do & See – August 2 - August 8

Tuesday, Aug. 2
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Omaha; 7:05 p.m.; RedHawks Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Iguana Tuesday; 4 - 11 p.m.; Iguana Mexican Grill, 9 NW 9th St.; 606-7172

Wednesday, Aug. 3
Way Back Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Zoo; all day; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; $1 admission and other discounts
OSU-OKC Summer Farmer’s Market; 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Glenn Brook Centre East; 1120 NW 63rd.
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE

Thursday, Aug. 4
Noon Tunes presents Rebecca Edwards; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Concerts on the Curve; 6 - 9 p.m.; Classen Curve, Classen Blvd. at Grand Blvd.
The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City Grand Event Celebration; 6 - 9 p.m.; Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, I-40 & Council Rd.; 271-2207; Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military
ACM@UCO students at The Blue Note; 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson; 600-1166

Friday, Aug. 5
AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show; All day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday; All day; Sales tax holiday on certain clothing and shoes
Community Landscaping Workshop; 9:30 a.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827
OKC Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Arts & Crafts Building, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704; $5 per person
First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 - 10 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, NW 28 & Walker to NW 30 & Dewey
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military

Saturday, Aug. 6
AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show; All day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday; All day; Sales tax holiday on certain clothing and shoes
OKC Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Arts & Crafts Building, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704; $5 per person
First Friday (Saturday) Gallery Walk; 12 - 5 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, NW 28 & Walker to NW 30 & Dewey
History Comes Alive Cruises; Noon & 12:45 p.m.; Regatta Park, 701 S. Lincoln; 702-7755; Ticket prices vary
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; 8 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W. Reno; 235-3700; $15 for adults, $10 for students/senior/military

Sunday, Aug. 7
AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show; All day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday; All day; Sales tax holiday on certain clothing and shoes
OKC Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Arts & Crafts Building, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704; $5 per person
Shakespeare on the River Cruises; 12 & 12:45 p.m.; Regatta Park, 701 S. Lincoln; 702-7755; Ticket prices vary
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE

Monday, Aug. 8
AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show; All day; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6704
Warr Acres Book Club; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63; 721-2616

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Things to Do & See: July 26 - August 1

Tuesday, July 26
Children Reading to Dogs; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Southern Oaks Library, 2914 SW 59th
Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safari; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th
Science that Changed the World; 2 – 3 p.m.; Capitol Hill Library; 334 SW 26th

Wednesday, July 27
Oklahoma City Redhawks vs. Nashville; 7:05 p.m.; Redhawks Ballpark; 2 S Mickey Mantle Dr.
OSU-OKC Summer Farmer’s Market; 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Glenn Brook Centre East; 1120 NW 63rd.
Wine Tasting; 1 – 7 p.m.; Put a Cork In It; 115 E. California Ave.

Thursday, July 28
MISTology: The Science Behind the Cocktail; 6 – 8 p.m.; City Arts Center; 3000 General Pershing
A Street Car Named Desire; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; 201 N. Walker
Improv Festival Oklahoma; 8:45 and 10: 30 p.m.; City Arts Center; 3000 General Pershing

Friday, July 29
Justin Echols Duo; 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.; Red Piano Lounge at the Skirvin; One Park Ave.
Sunset Cruises; 7:30 p.m.; Regatta Park; 701 S. Lincoln
First Person Stories of Hope; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum; 620 N. Harvey

Saturday, July 30
Bowling for Rhinos; 7 p.m.; AMF Boulevard Lanes; 3501 S. Boulevard, Edmond
Soda Pop Samplings; 1 p.m.; Bricktown Candy Co.; 100 E. California Ave.
History Comes Alive Cruises; Noon and 12:45 p.m.; Regatta Park; 701 S. Lincoln

Sunday, July 31
Sunday Nature Parks; 2:30 p.m.; Friends of Martin Park Nature Center; 5000 W. Memorial
Dr. Doolittle; 10 a.m.; Oklahoma Children’s Theater; 2501 N. Blackwelder
Sunday Twilight Concert Series; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens;100 Myriads Garden;

Monday, August 1
Nativescapes – A View from the Interior; All Day; North Gallery of the State Capitol; 2300 N. Lincoln
Santa Clara Portraits: A Proud Tradition; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Red Earth Museum; 6 Santa Fe Plaza
Cowboys and Indians Revisited; All Day; Science Museum Oklahoma; 2100 NE 52nd

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Things to Do & See: July 19 - July 25, 2011

Tuesday, July 19
Midwest City Farmers Market; 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Charles J. Johnson Central Park, SE 29 & Mid-America Blvd
Family Craft Night; 6 - 7 p.m.; Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, Midwest City; 732-4828
RIVERSPORT Run and Walk Free Program; 6 - 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln; 552-4040

Wednesday, July 20
Way Back Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Zoo; all day; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; $1 admission and other discounts
Oklahoma History Center Lunch & Learn; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr; 522-5225; $10 per person
OSU-OKC Summer Farmers Market; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Glenbrook Centre East parking lot, 1120 NW 63rd St.
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE
RIVERSPORT Ride; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040

Thursday, July 21
World Cup of Softball; game times vary; National Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NW 50; 424-5266
Lego Club; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63; 721-2616; Legos provided
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Disaster Preparedness plus Citizen CPR; 6:30 p.m.; Bethany Library, 3510 N. Mueller, Bethany; 789-8363; Registration required
Twilight Concert Series; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno, Midwest City; 739-1288
Summer Concert Series; 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Hafer Park, 1034 S. Bryant, Edmond; 359-4640
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038
Finish Line Films at the Park!; 8:30 p.m.; Remington Park Racing and Casino, 1 Remington Place; 424-1000

Friday, July 22
METRO Transit Free Ride Day; all day
World Cup of Softball; game times vary; National Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NW 50; 424-5266
First Person: Story of Hope; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 620 N. Harvey; 235-3313; FREE with paid museum admission
Dive In Movies; “The Karate Kid”; 8 p.m.; White Water Bay Water Park, 3908 W. Reno; 943-9688; Free with park admission

Saturday, July 23
World Cup of Softball; game times vary; National Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NW 50; 424-5266
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, 400 N. Portland, Horticulture Pavilion
Bricktown Art Festival; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Bricktown Entertainment District, 200 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.
Drop-In Art; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr; 236-3100; Free with paid museum admission
Stay Late and Play: Extended Saturday Hours at the Oklahoma City Zoo; Zoo open until 8 p.m.; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Exploring the Paseo

From its 1960s and ‘70s heyday as a counterculture haven to its current renaissance as the center of Oklahoma City’s arts community, the historic Paseo District is a place of singular charm and style. The Spanish stucco buildings house a wonderfully eclectic array of art studios, galleries and boutiques, as well as restaurants such as the elegant Paseo Grill and its sister pizzeria, Sauced on Paseo. It all adds up to what the American Planning Association in 2010 called one of the nation’s 10 Great Neighborhoods.

On the first Friday of each month, the Paseo cranks up the hospitality with the First Friday Gallery Walk, in which more than 60 neighborhood artists show off their wares amid a blocks-long party of music, food and fun. Be sure to check out the next one on Aug. 5.

arts and culture, Paseo District, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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It’s Fun to Stay at the …

Looking for a yoga class? Ready to find out what Zumba is all about? Want to go jogging without melting in the summer heat? With 10 branches and more than 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 a boffo sailing program to a spectrum of fall sports for children. For membership info and more, check out the agency’s website at http://www.ymcaokc.org.

family-friendly, fitness, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Rock ‘n’ Zoo

Summertime and great music just go together, and nowhere is that natural fit more irresistibly laidback – and ripe for people-watching – than at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre. Summer concerts at the Zoo Amp are a season tradition, and the musical lineup this year is as diverse as it is impressive, boasting such star attractions as Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Maroon 5, Styx, Journey, Al Jarreau, Godsmack, local-boys-made-good Hinder and much more. So bring a blanket or lawn chair and head on over.

Adventure District, music, zoo
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Artfully Committed

It’s hard to envision arts in Oklahoma City without Allied Arts. Now in its 40th year, the state’s only United Arts Fund represents and supports 20 local arts organizations in Central Oklahoma, including Science Museum Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Ballet, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre and the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee – to name but a few. Check out Allied Arts website at www.alliedartsokc.com to learn more about how you can help this lifeline for the arts community.

arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Things to Do & See: July 12 – 17, 2011

Tuesday, July 12
planOKC Summer Update and Open House; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City City Hall, 200 N. Walker Ave, Council Chamber
Midwest City Farmers Market; 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Charles J. Johnson Central Park, SE 29 & Mid-America Blvd

Wednesday, July 13
OSU-OKC Summer Farmers Market; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Glenbrook Centre East parking lot, 1120 NW 63rd St.
Building Blocks of Reading Readiness; 6 - 7 p.m.; The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn; 755-0710
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE
RIVERSPORT Ride; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd.; 552-4040

Thursday, July 14
Thursday Morning Movie Club; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Midwest City Library, Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, Midwest City; 732-4828; Children of all ages welcome
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Twilight Concert Series; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno, Midwest City; 739-1288
Summer Concert Series; 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Hafer Park, 1034 S. Bryant, Edmond; 359-4640
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038
RIVERSPORT Moonlight Kayaking; 8:20 - 9:35 p.m.; Route 66 Boathouse, 3115 E. Overholser Dr.; 787-0900; Ages 16+; $40/person, $20 if you have your own kayak

Friday, July 15
METRO Transit Free Ride Day; all day
First Person: Story of Hope; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 620 N. Harvey; 235-3313; FREE with paid museum admission
Bright Night of Harry Potter; 6 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd; 602-6664
Dive In Movies; 8 p.m.; “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”; White Water Bay, 3908 W. Reno; 943-9688; FREE with park admission

Saturday, July 16
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, 400 N. Portland, Horticulture Pavilion
Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention Course; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, Midwest City; 732-4828; 800-222-2582 to register; $30 per person
Computer Basics for Adults; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn; 755-0710; FREE
Drop-In Art; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission
Oklahoma City Roller Derby Double Header; 6 - 10 p.m.; OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein; 216-0246; $12 advance tickets, $15 at door

Sunday, July 17
Sunday Nature Hikes; Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial; 755-0676; $2 fee per person
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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At the Drive-In

The era of the drive-in movie theater is no longer, but don’t tell that to a trio of drive-ins still thriving in central Oklahoma. The Beacon Drive-In Theatre in Guthrie has been in operation since 1950, while the Chief Drive-In Theatre has double features on its screen just south of Chickasha. In Oklahoma City, the Winchester Drive-In Theatre is where you’ll find a 35-foot rifle-toting neon cowboy, an iconic sight that has kept guard over the venerable drive-in since its opening in July 1968. The Winchester, at 6930 S. Western Ave., has triple features Friday and Saturday nights, with a double bill on Sundays.

family-friendly, movies
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A Trip Back to 1934

What comes to mind when you think of the Great Depression? Amazing works of art might not be at the forefront, but they are among the wonderful unexpected discoveries of “1934: A New Deal for Artists,” a fascinating exhibition at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Over a six-month period in 1934, the New Deal’s Public Works of Art Project paid unemployed Americans to produce artwork to enhance public buildings. The results, as evidenced by this exhibition that runs through Aug. 21, were stunning. Brother, can you spare a paintbrush?

arts and culture, museums
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Swing Time

Time to hit the links? With more than 30 public and private golf courses in the Oklahoma City metro, options are plentiful to – ahem – get in the swing of things. Five top-notch courses are operated by the city’s Parks & Recreation Department: Earlywine, Lake Hefner, Lincoln Park, Trosper and the James E. Stewart Golf Course. Among the many first-rate private courses is Edmond’s Oak Tree Golf & Country Club, which hosted the 1988 PGA championship and 2006 Senior PGA championship, and in 2014 will be the site for the U.S. Senior Open. Further outside the metro are two of the country’s best college golf courses: Oklahoma State University’s Karsten Creek and the University of Oklahoma’s Jimmie Austin Golf Club. With so many terrific possibilities, great golf is just – ahem – par for the course.

golf, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tragedy, Strength and Courage

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a poignant and ultimately inspiring remembrance of April 19, 1995. The city and nation were irrevocably changed that day, when homegrown terrorists bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people and injuring many hundreds more. At 1:30 p.m. every Friday, the museum hosts the First Person Summer Series for in-person accounts from bombing survivors, victims’ family members, law enforcement officials and others with gripping stories to tell.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Things to Do & See: July 5-11, 2011

Tuesday, July 5
Battle in the Saddle; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704
TELL: Storytelling Championship; 6:15 - 8 p.m.; 51st Street Speakeasy, 1114 NW 51; 463-0470; Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 to enter

Wednesday, July 6
Battle in the Saddle; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704
Mail Art for Teens; 1 - 2 p.m.; Village Library, 10307 N. Pennsylvania; 755-0710
Science Museum Oklahoma: CSI Science; 3 - 3:45 p.m.; Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno; 732-4828
OSU-OKC Summer Farmers Market; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Glenbrook Centre East parking lot, 1120 NW 63rd St.

Thursday, July 7
Battle in the Saddle; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704
Concerts on the Curve; 6 - 9 p.m.; Classen Curve, Classen Blvd. at Grand Blvd.
ACM@UCO students at The Blue Note; 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Blue Note, 2408 N. Robinson; 600-1166

Friday, July 8
Battle in the Saddle; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704
Oklahoma City Astronomy Club Meeting; 6:45 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd; 602-6664

Saturday, July 9
Blazing Sun - Run for Freedom; Times vary; Stars & Stripes Park, Lakeshore and Portland;
Battle in the Saddle Family Fun Day; 4 - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd.; 948-6704
Green Earth Gang; 2 - 5 p.m.; Martin Nature Park Center, 5000 W. Memorial Rd; 755-0676; Children 9-13
Stay Late and Play: Extended Saturday Hours at The Oklahoma City Zoo; Zoo remains open until 8 p.m.; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; Adults: $8; Children ages 3-11: $5

Sunday, July 10
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School; 6 - 10 p.m.; Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W. Sheridan; 232-6060; $10, ages 21 and older

Monday, July 11
Warr Acres Book Club; Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63; 721-2616
Dog Obedience; 2:30 p.m.; Woodson Park Senior Activity Center, 3401 S. May Ave.; 681-3266

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Road Trip

Staying home this summer? Pinching pennies? Short on time? That doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of opportunities to explore and have fun. The website TravelOk.com, a project of the Oklahoma Department of Tourism & Recreation, offers a wealth of information on nearly every outing you can imagine, from nearby state parks and area lakes to horseback riding and a wide variety of family-friendly activities. Maybe best of all is TravelOk.com’s special section on great Oklahoma road trips and its dozens of suggested itineraries for checking out the many treasures of our state. It’s no wonder AAA ranks Oklahoma as among the best travel values in the nation.

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Young at Art

Let your child flex his or her creative juices this weekend. During the summer, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosts “Drop In Art” from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday for kids to paint, glue, draw, rip, scissor and generally let their inner Picassos fly. Each week brings a new project and a new work of art – country hats, collages, mixed-media self-portraits and more – for the young ones to bring home. “Drop In Art” is free with paid museum admission.

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Best of the West

Saddle up and head over to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for one of the premier arts exhibitions of its kind. Boasting nearly 340 paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the country, the Prix de West Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale is in the midst of another banner year. Its opening weekend in June racked up more than $3 million in sales, but plenty of extraordinary pieces are still available, and it’s all on display. For more information on the exhibition, which runs through Aug. 7, go online to www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

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Bright Nights, Big Curiosity

Are the kiddos night owls? Science Museum Oklahoma has a nifty spin on staying up all night with “Bright Nights,” in which the museum is open from Friday evening through Saturday morning for parents and children to enjoy special-themed, hands-on activities. Wizardry takes center stage July 15, with participants getting to see the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” at a nearby movie theater before returning to the museum for a night of Hogwarts-inspired fun. This is a rare opportunity no Muggle can afford to pass up. To register or get more information, check out the “Bright Nights” website at www.sciencemuseumok.org/brightnights.html.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Things to Do & See: June 28 - July 4, 2011

Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday Night at the Movies; “Stardust”; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE

Thursday, June 30
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Adults: $7, Children 12 & over: $2; Children under 12: FREE
Business Planning 101; 2 - 4:30 p.m.; UCO Small Business Development Center, 1 Santa Fe Plaza; 232-1968; $49 per person
Writing Your Life Story; 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.: Woodson Park Senior Activity Center, 3401 S. May
Free Family Fishing Clinic; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Arcadia Conservation Education Area Pond; located off of Memorial Rd. and Midwest Blvd.; 521-3855
Twilight Concert Series; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno, Midwest City; 739-1288
Summer Concert Series; 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Hafer Park, 1034 S. Bryant, Edmond; 359-4640
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038

Friday, July 1
OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Adults: $7, Children 12 & over: $2; Children under 12: FREE
First Person: Story of Hope; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 620 N. Harvey; 235-3313; FREE with paid museum admission
First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo St.

Saturday, July 2
OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Adults: $7, Children 12 & over: $2; Children under 12: FREE
RIVERSPORT Discover Kayaking; 9 - 10:30 a.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln; 552-4040; $35 per person
First Friday Gallery Walk; noon; Paseo Arts District, 3022 Paseo St.
Drop-In Art; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission
Stay Late and Play: Extended Saturday Hours at The Oklahoma City Zoo; Zoo remains open until 8 p.m.; 2101 NE 50; 424-3344; Adults: $8; Children ages 3-11: $5

Sunday, July 3
Bank of America’s Museums on Us; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., and National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63; Free to visitors with a Bank of America of Merrill Lynch card
OKC Summer Classic Dog Shows; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, One Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Adults: $7, Children 12 & over: $2; Children under 12: FREE
Sunday Nature Hikes; Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial; 755-0676; $2 fee per person
Write On! Writers Workshop; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Ages 13-21
Mesta Park Volleyball; 6:30 - 9 p.m.; 700 NW 17
Red, White & Boom!; Grounds open at 6:30 p.m.; Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.; 400 block of East Reno, east of the Bricktown Ballpark; FREE
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE

Monday, July 4
Crystal Bridge Free Admission; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 301 W. Reno; 297-3995

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Happy Birthday, America!

Uncle Sam knows how to throw himself a humdinger of a birthday party, and this Fourth of July promises to be no exception. From the Edmond LibertyFest to the Bethany Freedom Festival, from the Yukon Freedom Fest to a wealth of activities in cities and neighborhoods throughout the area, Independence Day 2011 will be filled with fun, flags and fireworks.

Among the more spectacular events is “Red, White & Boom,” the downtown Oklahoma City extravaganza featuring a children’s carnival, free music concerts,Oklahoma City RedHawks baseball, lots of food and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display. The two-day event kicks off July 3 as theOKC Philharmonic performs Patriotic Pops with Sandi Petty outside Bricktown’s Coca-Cola Events Center. Happy Fourth of July!

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Adopt a Pet

If you’re pining for a friend you can take for long walks and name something like Muffin or Miss Kitty without complaint, four-legged furry friendship is as close as theOklahoma City Animal Shelter at SE 29 and Bryant. For information, call 297-3100 or check out the facility’s online database of adoptable pets.

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MidTown on the Rise

After languishing for years, Oklahoma City’s MidTown area is experiencing a long-overdue resurgence. Driven in part byMidtown Renaissance and expansion of St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s heart is enjoying a boom in retail, restaurants, offices and residential properties. At the center of things is the historic Plaza Court. These days, the 84-year-old building at NW 10 and Walker is bustling with life thanks to the ever popularMcNellie’s Public House and a variety of other establishments. And with other all-time favorites such as Café do Brazil,Stella and Brown’s Bakery nearby, there are plenty of options when you want to grab a bite.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The City of Oklahoma City makes being a good environmental steward easy and convenient with weekly curbside recycling. Just get a Little Blue recycling bin, fill it with yourpermitted recyclables and leave it out the same morning as your regular trash service. Not only is it the right thing to do, it can even be profitable. Participating in the curbside recycling program makes you eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card through the Blue Bin Instant Win contest. To request a Little Blue, call 297-2833.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Things to Do & See: – June 21-27, 2011

Tuesday, June 21
RIVERSPORT Indoor Rowing Class; 6:15 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd; 552-4040; $10 per person
Disaster Preparedness plus Citizen CPR; 6:30 p.m.; Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63; 721-2616; Registration required

Wednesday, June 22
OSU-OKC Summer Farmers Market; 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Glenbrook Centre East parking lot, 1120 NW 63rd St.
Lunch and Learn Lecture – Getting the Most Out of Family Search; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zudhi Drive; 522-5225; $10 per person; Pre-registration require
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; 46th Star Auditorium in the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is FREE
RIVERSPORT Ride; 6:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Boathouse, 725 S. Lincoln Blvd; 552-4040; Bike rentals available on-site

Thursday, June 23
USA Wakeboard National Championship; Tournament begins at 11 a.m.; Wake Zone Cable Park, 901 East Camp Drive, Guthrie
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Roof Terrace, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100
Free Family Fishing Clinic; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Arcadia Conservation Education Area Pond; located off of Memorial Rd. and Midwest Blvd.; 521-3855
Summer Concert Series; 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.; Hafer Park, 1034 S. Bryant, Edmond; 359-4640
Twilight Concert Series; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E. Reno, Midwest City; 739-1288
Lower Bricktown Live Concert Series; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Bricktown Chevy Stage, south of the intersection of Reno Ave. and Mickey Mantle Dr.; 618-7038

Friday, June 24
USA Wakeboard National Championship; Finals begin at 11 a.m.; Wake Zone Cable Park, 901 East Camp Drive, Guthrie

Saturday, June 25
USA Wakeboard National Championship; Tournament begins at 9 a.m.; Oklahoma River, Downtown Airpark, 1701 South Western
Drop-In Art; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch; 236-3100; FREE with paid museum admission

Sunday, June 26
USA Wakeboard National Championship; Boat National finals begin at 9 a.m.; Oklahoma River, Downtown Airpark, 1701 South Western
Sunday Twilight Concerts; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Grand Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Admission is FREE

Monday, June 27
National Reining Horse Derby; 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd., Oklahoma City

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The Play is the Thing

O Shakespeare, Shakespeare, wherefore art thou, Shakespeare? That is the question. The answer, of course, is Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. The state’s premier classical theatre company is currently presenting“The Merry Wives of Windsor” through July 9 at the Myriad Gardens’ newly renovated Water Stage. Other plays slated for this summer include Anton Chekhov’s“The Seagull” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream.” For tickets and more information, go to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s website at www.oklahomashakespeare.com.

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Get on the Bus

United Way of Central Oklahomawants you to get on board – literally. The organization is showing contributors the tremendous impact of their donations to United Way agencies tackling critical problems in our community. United Way bus tours July 12 and Aug. 22 will show folks the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, theMetropolitan Better Living Center and like-minded entities. Both tours originate from the United Way offices and are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with a July 19 express tour running from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To reserve a spot,email Jordana Borden or phone her at 523-3515.

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