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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All About OKC

clientuploads/blog/VelocityCover.jpgBy now, you probably know that we love Oklahoma City. So it stands to reason that we would love reading great stories about Oklahoma City. Lucky for us, there is a digital magazine that keeps us up-to-date on all the new success stories that are popping up every day. The fifth issue of VeloCity, an interactive magazine that showcases dynamic stories of Oklahoma City’s rise, recently launched with stories that have us brimming with Oklahoma City pride.

Are you still getting to know Oklahoma City’s eclectic neighborhoods? This issue of VeloCity launches a new segment profiling some of Oklahoma City’s ever-changing districts, starting with Deep Deuce’s transformation from the cradle of American jazz music to the leader of downtown housing developments. The issue also allows you to meet-and-greet some of the finest minds in scientific research, minds that call the Oklahoma Health Center home. Go ahead and check it out. We dare you to not be inspired!

 

 

business, community
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Things to Do & See: Nov. 27 - Dec 3, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 27
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day

Wednesday, Nov. 28
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, Nov. 29
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
OSU-OKC Poinsettia Sale; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Center, 400 N Portland; 947-4421
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Cedarburg Square, Boho Gypsy Trunk Show (2 days), Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (1 day), True North Living (4 days) and Uptown Kids

Friday, Nov. 30
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
OSU-OKC Poinsettia Sale; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Center, 400 N Portland; 947-4421
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Cedarburg Square, Boho Gypsy Trunk Show (2 days), Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (1 day), True North Living (4 days) and Uptown Kids
Cowboy Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; 5:30 p.m.; Stockyards City Main Street, 1305 S Agnew; 235-7627; Admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, Dec. 1
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
OSU-OKC Poinsettia Sale; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Center, 400 N Portland; 947-4421
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
Devon Saturdays with Santa; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Devon Energy Center, 333 W. Sheridan; Free parking available on a limited basis in the Devon Energy Center Parking Garage, located off the north of the building off Harvey Avenue
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Cedarburg Square, Boho Gypsy Trunk Show (2 days), Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (1 day), True North Living (4 days) and Uptown Kids
Drop-In Art: Grandma Moses Watercolor Landscapes; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; Open to children of all ages; Free with paid museum admission

Sunday, Dec. 2
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Cedarburg Square, Boho Gypsy Trunk Show (2 days), Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (1 day), True North Living (4 days) and Uptown Kids
Holiday Boxwood Tree Workshop; 1 - 3 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, McGee Room, Crystal Bridge, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; $40 for members, $45 for non-members; Bring pruners to the class
Cowboy Christmas Concert; 2:30 - 3 p.m.; Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa; 843-9601; Admission is free and open to the public

Monday, Dec. 3
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Cedarburg Square, Boho Gypsy Trunk Show (2 days), Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (1 day), True North Living (4 days) and Uptown Kids
OSU-OKC Poinsettia Sale; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; OSU-OKC Horticulture Center, 400 N Portland; 947-4421

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Start Your Day with Kris Kringle

Who says that Santa only eats cookies? We have it on good authority that he is a big fan of breakfast, too. And your family can dine with the jolly fellow himself at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16. Two sessions are available at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The cost for each adult is $25 and $20 for each child. Each child will receive a gift and a photo with St. Nick. Reservations are required by Dec. 11, so make them soon (and make sure you are on the nice list).

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Make Your List, Check it Twice

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and we know you can’t wait to share the love with your closest family and friends. Oklahoma City is pumped full of holiday cheer, and you get to pick where you experience it. From festive malls to lovely locally owned shops, you can check off everyone on your gift list in no time. Local malls, like Quail Springs Mall, Penn Square Mall and the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City are a one-stop-shop for your name brand favorites, but Oklahoma City’s local retail scene also has plenty of gifts to please even the pickiest on your list.

To experience some of OKC’s unique local stores in one place, check out the Pop-Up Shops at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Curated by Alison Barta Bailey, the brains behind www.shopcrawlr.com, 10 percent of all the sales from the participating shops will benefit the Myriad Botanical Gardens Foundation, which keeps this amazing downtown space buzzing with activity. The shops will be open from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, Dec. 11 to 15 and Dec. 17 to 24.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Things to Do & See: Nov. 13 - Nov. 19, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 13
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Toronto Marlies; 10:35 a.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary

Wednesday, Nov. 14
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Art Moves: Bread & Butter Band; noon - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Ave; 270-4892; Admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, Nov. 15
A Perfect Finish Wine & Food Tasting; 5 - 9 p.m.; Chesapeake Finish Line Tower & Devon Boathouse in the Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln; 552-4040; Tickets are $50 per person and include the opportunity to taste an assortment of white, blush and red wines, along with food from some of OKC’s finest restaurants; Benefits the OKC RIVERSPORT Chesapeake Junior Crew
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Belle Isle Teen Crafts; 4 - 5 p.m.; Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa; Free and open to all teens
Art Moves: Andre Tutak; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Nebu Dining Area, Devon Energy Center, 333 W. Sheridan; 270-4892; Admission is free and open to the public

Friday, Nov. 16
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Art Moves: Gaye LeBlanc; noon - 1 p.m.; Robinson Renaissance, 119 N. Robinson; 270-4892; Admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Milwaukee Admirals; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, Nov. 17
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
Drop-In Art: Fall-Inspired Tree Sculptures; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; Open to children of all ages; Free with paid museum admission

Monday, Nov. 19
Art Moves: Clayton Stroup; noon - 1 p.m.; Nebu Dining Area, Devon Energy Center, 333 W. Sheridan; 270-4892; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Things to Do & See: Nov. 20 - Nov. 26, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Holiday Lights Display at Chesapeake Energy; all day; Chesapeake Energy campus, Northwest 63 and Western Ave

Wednesday, Nov. 21
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers; 6:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, Nov. 22
Happy Turkey Day!
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
Turkey Tracks Thanksgiving Day 5k and 1-mile Fun Run; 1-mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m., 5k Run at 9 a.m.; Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, 620 N Harvey; Registration is $30 for the 5k and $25 for the Fun Run until Nov. 21, Day-of registration is $35 for the 5k and $30 for the Fun Run

Friday, Nov. 23
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Sara Kate Studio and A Date With Iris/Urbane; Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (Nov. 23-24)
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival; 6 - 8 p.m.; Downtown at Reno and Mickey Mantle Drive; Admission is free and open to the public

Saturday, Nov. 24
Small Business Saturday; all day; Check out www.keepitlocalok.com for local stores around the metro and hit up your favorite local stores
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Sara Kate Studio and A Date With Iris/Urbane; Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (Nov. 23-24)
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
Devon Saturdays with Santa; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Devon Energy Center, 333 W. Sheridan; Free parking available on a limited basis in the Devon Energy Center Parking Garage
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 945-3326
Drop-In Art: Fall Collage; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; Open to children of all ages; Free with paid museum admission

Sunday, Nov. 25
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Sara Kate Studio and A Date With Iris/Urbane; Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (Nov. 23-24)
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day

Monday, Nov. 26
Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Gardens; 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, east side, 301 W Reno; 445-7080; Featuring Blue Seven, Full Circle Books, Sara Kate Studio and A Date With Iris/Urbane; Pencil Shavings Trunk Show (Nov. 23-24)
2012 NRHA Futurity; Starts at 8 a.m.; State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Ticket prices vary based on event and day
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Charlotte Bobcats; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Baby, Itís Cold Outside

If the changing leaves and cooler temperatures didn’t give it away, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: winter is on its way! But winter weather doesn’t mean you need to hole up in your house waiting for Snow-mageddon. The average high in November in Oklahoma City is actually a comfortable 62 degrees. Compare that with the average November high in Minneapolis (41 degrees) or Seattle (51 degrees) and you can see there is no need to dig the snow shovel out of your garage just yet. December is a little cooler with average highs of 51 degrees – just enough chill in the air to usher in cocoa, fuzzy blankets and the winter holidays.

Want more details on winter weather in Oklahoma City? Lucky for you, Oklahoma has one of the best resources on the planet. The National Weather Center is located in Norman, just south of Oklahoma City. Its weather page will keep you up to date on current conditions, advisories and outlooks. Are you the type that likes to plan ahead? The City of Oklahoma City offers winter weather resources, like snow routes and preparation tips.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A Night Out with the Thunder

So, you’re headed to downtown Oklahoma City to watch the No. 1 sports franchise in the world (according to ESPN The Magazine). Where do you eat? When do you arrive? We’ve got you covered with a few suggestions to give you the full Thunder NBA experience.

Start in Bricktown to grab a bite to eat. Bricktown offers tastes (and sips) for all palates, from casual bars to more upscale dining. After you get your fill, head down to Love’s Thunder Alley on Reno Ave., just north of Chesapeake Energy Arena for some pre-game entertainment. And don’t leave the kids at home – Thunder Alley includes games, music, face painting and much more. By 6:30 p.m., you’ll want to think about finding your seat. You definitely don’t want to miss all the pre-game entertainment and excitement before the Thunder players take to the court.

After a rousing Thunder victory, you may not be quite ready to go home. No problem! Head back to Bricktown for a nightcap and appetizer at one of the many restaurants or bars, all within walking distance. If the weather is nice, there are several rooftop patios to choose from. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear your orange and blue so you can be properly attired to THUNDER UP!

restaurants, Thunder, downtown, family-friendly, live sporting events, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Think Big, Shop Small

After filling your belly with turkey, stuffing and cranberries, you might want to think about exercising – exercising your chance to shop for some awesome deals, that is. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday urges people to “Shop Small” by visiting – and of course buying items from – local retailers.

Oklahoma City is a treasure trove of unique, fun and hip local merchants. If you have never visited them before, Small Business Saturday is your perfect opportunity, and there’s a great site to help you find local establishments located across Greater Oklahoma City – www.keepitlocalok.com. Not only is it a great source for local stores, but by purchasing a Keep It Local card (for just $10), you will also be able to partake in fabulous discounts at Keep It Local stores. Keep It Local cards can be purchased online or at a variety of locations across the metro. So put down the fork, grab your friends and family and lace up your walking shoes - because you have some serious shopping to do.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tighten Those Laces

That lovely fall breeze is ushering in one of our favorite times of the year in OKC – Downtown in December. You’re probably thinking, “Hey now! It’s only November!” And you’re right. But we all know that the holiday festivities kick off as soon as we finish washing those Thanksgiving dinner dishes.

In its second season, the Devon Ice Rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens will kick start the winter wonderland festivities by opening Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. From then until Feb. 3, 2013, you can skate to your heart’s content seven days a week. So grab your friends and family (and some money for hot cocoa) and head down to the Myriad Gardens and get your skate on. And be sure to be on the lookout for more info from us about the other Downtown in December festivities that will be happening in OKC this year.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Grab a Cold One

Many of us enjoy the old fall tradition of popping open a brewsky while watching the big game. In recent years, craft beer brewing has grown in popularity across the U.S., and Oklahoma is no different. Each year it seems that another craft brewery pops up with its own tasty beverages. So when it comes time to choose which cerveza to crack open, we invite you to check out some of the great local brews.

Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company offers these great options: Belle’s Blonde, Wild Mary’s Hefeweisen, Flanagan’s Amber Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Power House Porter, IPA (India Pale Ale), and some season brewer’s specials.

If you’re in Bricktown, head over to the Bricktown Brewery to try these: Old King Kölsch, Wiley One-Eyed Wheat, Remington Red, 46 Star Oklahoma Amber Ale and Bricktown Brown.

If none of those strike your fancy, have no fear – there’s lots more Oklahoma beer. No matter where you are around town, you’re likely to come across at least one of the brews from these local craft beer artisans: Anthem Brewing Company, Battered Boar Brewing, Black Mesa Brewing, Choc Beer, Coop Ale Works, Dead Armadillo Brewery, Huebert Brewing, Marshall Brewing Company, Mustang Brewing Company and Redbud Brewing Company.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Home Improvement

Hopefully, you’ve settled nicely into your new life in OKC – found a nice place to settle in. But just in case you haven’t found that one place to call home sweet home just yet, we’re here to give you a little insight into OKC’s housing market.

In a word, it’s affordable. You’ll find an impressive variety of housing at some of the nation’s best rates without sacrificing quality. In fact, the average Oklahoma City home price in the second quarter of 2012 is $247,252 (according to the Oklahoma Association of Realtors). Single-family home prices start around $60,000 and go up, with condominiums and townhomes ranging from $65,000 to $300,000. And with Oklahoma City ranked among the cities with the best real estate appreciation potential (according to Forbes), if you decide to buy, you’ll be making a wise investment. And you’re certain to find something to fit your style -- no matter what your tastes, Oklahoma City has it all: new homes in suburban communities, urban lofts in the heart of downtown, the simple life of a smaller community with a short commute, recent developments with lots of community amenities. The choices for where you call home are seemingly endless. And the span of architectural styles provides something for every design taste, from arts-and-crafts bungalows to Tudor-style cottages, mid-century modern to traditional ranch homes, or European-inspired homes.

Maybe buying a home isn’t exactly your thing. Not to worry – OKC also has hundreds of rental apartments ranging from brand new luxury complexes to modest, garden-style apartments with the average rental price ranging from $600 to $1,500. In fact, the average 950-square-foot apartment in Oklahoma City costs $746 per month, compared to $1,238 in Chicago, or even higher in other cities.

No matter what you’re looking for, we’re certain you’ll find it here in OKC.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Things to Do & See: Nov. 6 - Nov. 12, 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Election Day; Polls opens 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Find your voting location here
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Wednesday, Nov. 7
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave; 231-8650; Open to the public; Admission is free

Thursday, Nov. 8
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person

Friday, Nov. 9
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Live on the Plaza; 7 - 11 p.m.; Plaza District, Northwest 16 between Classen and Pennsylvania; 308-5991; Admission is free
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Detroit Pistons; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, Nov. 10
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Drop-In Art: Fall Leaf Texture Rubbings; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; Open to children of all ages; Free with paid museum admission

Sunday, Nov. 11
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Monday, Nov. 12
AQHA 2012 World Show; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.; State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd; 948-6700; Tickets range from $8-$12 per person

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Let Your Creativity Flow

Here in Oklahoma City, we take creativity to heart. How else could we have turned a rundown street into the Bricktown Canal or a drainage ditch into the Oklahoma River? We dream big and we want you to, too.

Take your creativity to the next level by attending the 2012 State of Creativity, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Cox Convention Center in downtown. From 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to hear from innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business leaders, technology experts and trailblazers as you amp up your imagination to increase your capacity to create in your everyday life. Registration for the forum is $95 for students and $150 for others.

If you want to go even more in-depth, make sure you don’t miss the cSchool Bootcamp on Monday, Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The bootcamp includes four 90-minute intensive classes taught by Creative Oklahoma’s Experts in Residence. Registration for the cSchool Bootcamp is $295 per person.

Dust off your thinking cap and register today.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Calling All Joggers, Marathon Moguls, Speed Walkers & Friends

Oklahoma City is kind of massive – 620 square miles to be exact. You might find that a little daunting, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out and enjoy some exercise. With more than 140 miles of trails throughout the city, you’re never far from a great running path. But to help you narrow it down, here are a few of the favorite running routes for locals.

Nichols Hills Parks
This historic neighborhood offers more than two miles of trails and roads to run on.

Lake Hefner
Lake Hefner is a haven for sports and recreation enthusiasts. Here you’ll find nearly 10 miles of paved, multi-purpose trails with markers every half mile.

 

Oklahoma River Trails
Some of the newest trails in OKC, the Oklahoma River Trails are 13 miles of unimpeded, paved trails along the Oklahoma River.

Downtown
Sure, downtown is a place where you’re bound to come across frequent stop lights, crosswalks and cars, but it also offers some great running routes.

Here’s one that will take you by a few of downtown’s best sights, and help you clock nearly two miles.

  • Start at the southwest corner of the Oklahoma City National Memorial (North Harvey Ave & Northwest 4th Street)
  • Head west on Northwest 4th Street and go south on North Hudson Avenue.
  • You’ll run south on Hudson for three blocks until you reach the Oklahoma City Museum of Art at Couch Drive.
  • From here, head west on Couch Drive over to North Walker Avenue where you’ll see the Civic Center Music Hall.
  • Head south on North Walker Avenue for five blocks until you reach West Reno Avenue.
  • Run east along West Reno Avenue for three blocks – you’ll run by the Myriad Gardens (they’ll be on the north).
  • When you get to South Robinson Avenue, you’ll be able to see the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
  • From here, head back north on Robinson Avenue until you reach Northwest 4th.
  • Go back west on Northwest 4th for one block and you’ll find yourself back where you started – at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

If you’re not the best with directions, here’s our suggestion – head over to the Myriad Gardens. If you run/walk/jog/skip/shuffle around the exterior sidewalk just 1.5 times, you’ll have gone a mile.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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You Know You Want a Sticker

Yes, we’re talking about those lovely little “I Voted” stickers that give us all an incredible amount of pride as we sport them to the bank, grocery store, work, wherever on Election Day. We hope you’ve heeded our previous Election Day-related advice (like making sure you were registered weeks ago) and are all sorts of ready to head to the polls TODAY! You’ve got until 7 p.m. so go at lunch, go on the way home – whatever you do, just go!

And if you’d like to cram in a little more information gathering before you head out to cast your ballot, remember to check out the Prosperity Project. And if in all of your excitement to vote you’ve had a momentary lapse in knowing your voting location, just check here.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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