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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Betcha Didnít Know

  • When it was completed in 1910, the Colcord Building (now the Colcord Hotel) was OKC’s first skyscraper at a whopping 12 floors.
  • Penn Square Mall, located on the northeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Northwest Expressway, was originally built as an outdoor shopping center. It wasn’t enclosed until the 1980s.

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  • The Devon Energy Center has 50 elevators. If you went roundtrip on all 50, you would have traveled approximately 3.5 miles.
  • Stockyards City started acting as a public livestock market in October 1910. Today, it remains the world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market.

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  • The Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened in its current location in downtown OKC in March of 2002.
  • According to Wikipedia (trust at your own risk), the highest recorded temperature in Oklahoma City was 113ºF which has happened twice – once during the Dust Bowl in 1936 and not again until August 2012. The lowest recorded temperature was -17ºF in 1899 (brrrrrr).

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  • Built in 1903, the Overholser Mansion was considered on the “outskirts” of Oklahoma City. If you’ve visited it (and you should!), you know that it’s actually right in the center of the action – located at the corner of Northwest 15 and Hudson in Heritage Hills just northwest of downtown.
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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Downtown Darlings

By now, you know that we think downtown OKC is awesome. You know what else is awesome? Downtown OKC Incorporated. Or DOKC if you want to fit in with the cool kids (and we know you do). Downtown has so many great things to offer. And our buds over at DOKC get to have sharing that info as their day job. What a gig! They’re responsible for the super cool things like Downtown Employee Appreciation Week (who doesn’t love being appreciated?!); Downtown in December (along with some really great partners); the awesome “Downtown It!” campaign; and so much more. And they put out a great weekly email newsletter that’ll keep you in-the-know about the things happening downtown.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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For You, Foodies

Still trying to figure out how you’ll spend Friday night? We have an idea. Here in OKC, we have all sorts of great things. Just to name a few: food trucks, music, a vibrant urban environment and community spirit. And all of these things will converge this Friday, March 29, at the H&8th Outdoor Food Market. Hosted by Elemental Coffee, this night food market will take place at Hudson and Northwest 8th Street from 7 p.m. until midnight. So grab your buddies and your wallet and head down for some fantastic grub in an awesome atmosphere.

[Photo courtesy of H&8th Night Market]

festivals, food, music, nightlife, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Especially Eggscellent

It’s that time of year. The time when kids (and adults) get all hopped up on sugar thanks to the sweet treats gathered at Easter Egg hunts. If you’re looking for a place to take the kiddos for an eggscellent time, we suggest the annual Myriad Gardens Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until noon (ages 2-5 at 10:30 a.m. and ages 6-10 at 11:15 a.m.). It’s prime egg-seeking time for kids ages 2 to 10, and at just $10 per child ($5 if you’re a Myriad Gardens member), it’s an inexpensive way to get your kids’ egg fix. The only downside? Registration is limited so we suggest you score your spot today! 

And since the Gardens are one of OKC’s top-notch places for all things spring, you should go ahead and make plans for a return visit on Sunday, March 31, for Family Easter Brunch. This mouth-watering meal starts at 11 a.m. With tasty treats on the menu like fruits, eggs, Belgian waffles, bacon and more, we’re going to be dreaming about brunch for the rest of the week. Mmm mmm mmm.

downtown, family-friendly, food, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: March 26 - April 1, 2013

Tuesday, March 26
Art Moves: Tom & Joan Galbraith, spinning & weaving; noon - 1 p.m.; The Underground, below 101 Park Ave; 235-0877; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 27
Reading Rainforest in the Crystal Bridge; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 100 Myriad Gardens; Free for members; Nonmembers pay Crystal Bridge admission
Art Moves: The Savoy Trio, jazz; noon - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Open to all ages
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, March 28
Art Moves: Cellovoce, OCU Classical Cello Ensemble; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Art After 5; 5 - 9 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr.; 236-3100; Admission is $5

Friday, March 29
Art Moves: Squirrel & Friends, jazz/rock fusion band; noon - 1 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Band Shell, 100 Myriad Gardens; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

Saturday, March 30
Celebrate Oklahoma's Arbor Day in the Myriad Gardens; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Admission is free; Members receive a free tree
Myriad Gardens Annual Easter Egg Hunt; 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, Gardens Restaurant, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; $35 per adult, Kids 5-12 $15, Kids 4 and under free; Members receive a complimentary mimosa; Reservations required

Sunday, March 31
Myriad Gardens Family Easter Brunch; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers; Recommended for ages 2-10; Reservations required
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public

Monday, April 1
Art Moves: Susan Herndon, folk rock singer/songwriter; noon - 1 p.m.; First National Center, 120 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Calling all Cowboys

Spring has sprung (or at least it will, on March 20 – the first official day of spring!), which means it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy some milder weather! And if you’ve been stuck inside all winter with your little angels (or little hooligans if you prefer to call them – hey, we won’t judge!), you are probably more than ready to get out and about. We suggest you take your kiddos down to the 3rd Annual Cowboy Round-Up at the Oklahoma History Center on March 23. What better way to welcome spring than with chuck wagons, trick ropers, medicine man shows, music and activities for the kids? There will be ample opportunities for all little cowboys and cowgirls to run off their pent up energy. And the best part? The event is free.

family-friendly, museums, western heritage
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Nurturing your Nature Side

Nestled on 144 acres on Oklahoma City’s northwest side, Martin Park Nature Center is what we like to call a “hidden gem.” Yes, we’ve talked about it on here before, but we just can’t say enough about this park that is home to birds, fox, reptiles, and even the city’s first observation bee hive. Kids just can’t keep their hands off in the hands-on education center. And those ready for something more adventurous will enjoy the 2.5 miles of kid-friendly hiking trails.

There are also a variety of classes – many of them free! And you know you will be the coolest mom (or dad!) in town when you take your kid to something as unique as the “Beginning Snake Keeping” class, just one of the Nature Center’s many offerings. Here are the details, and a few other unique options you won’t want to miss:

March 23, 3 - 4 p.m.
Coyote the Trickster
FREE
Why does the Coyote get such a bad rap in mythology and folklore? For his wild and wily ways. Come learn what behaviors give this crafty canine the reputation of the court jester of the animal kingdom.

April 6, 3-4 p.m.
State Symbols from Nature
FREE
Oklahoma's official State symbols borrow a lot from nature. Come learn about these varied and unique symbols, and what they mean to our state.

April 13, 3-3:45 p.m.
The World of Invertebrates
FREE
Did you know the majority of animal species are spineless? We'll take a look at some of these creatures and talk about what makes them so special.

April 20, 3-4 p.m.
Trees Have Names, Too
$2 per person
Ever wonder how trees got their names? Is it from the bark, or leaf shape, or fruit? Join naturalists at Martin Park as we hike through the woods and look for clues as to how different tree species got their names. We'll then collect items from the forest floor and use them in a piece of nature art. Registration required: 755-0676.

family-friendly, outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Reading Rainforest

Looking for some outdoor fun but it’s still just a tad too chilly outside? Look no further than the Myriad Gardens. On Wednesdays during the month of March, they are offering a Reading Rainforest in the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Children can listen to a story in the balmy comfort of this indoor conservatory, which includes 13,000 square feet of plant displays. The story is followed by a craft and a short hike. Or, if your youngsters would rather explore on their own, enjoy free admission to the Crystal Bridge on the 25th of every month (in honor of the Gardens’ 25th anniversary) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out www.myriadgardens.org/event-calendar for a full schedule of events.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Take me out to the Ballgame

Hot dogs, cracker jacks, fresh air and the chance to catch a fly ball or two – does anything say spring better than a baseball game? The Oklahoma City Redhawks, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros baseball team, kick off their season next month at home on April 12 vs. Memphis. Tickets start as low as $7, so bring the whole family! And your kids will love the post-game fireworks show. Can’t make it to the first game of the season? Don’t worry, the fireworks show will happen every Friday night home game of the season.

Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: March 19 - March 25, 2013

Tuesday, March 19
Art Moves: Mark Galloway, acoustic singer/songwriter; noon - 1 p.m.; Chase Tower, 100 N. Broadway; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Vegetable Gardening Workshop; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; Midwest City Library, 8143 E. Reno, Midwest City; 713-1125
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Rochester Americans; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Wednesday, March 20
Art Moves: Kalee Jones W., painting demo; noon - 1 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Open to all ages

Thursday, March 21
Art Moves: OKC Ballet Swan Lake Preview; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Nebu Dining Area, 333 W. Sheridan; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Art After 5; 5 - 9 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr.; 236-3100; Admission is $5

Friday, March 22
OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; noon - 9 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Admission is $9, children ages 12 and under are free
Art Moves: Pierce-Hart, traditional Irish duo; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Houston Aeros; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, March 23
OKC Beautiful Volunteer Opportunity; 8:30 a.m. - noon; OSU-OKC Extension Center, 930 N. Portland; OKC Beautiful is partnering with local arborists to remove diseased pine trees from the homes of local citizens in need; Arborists will safely remove the trees and volunteers are needed to carry logs and other tree parts to the curb of the home; Call 525-8822 to sign up
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public
OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Admission is $9, children ages 12 and under are free

Sunday, March 24
OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Admission is $9, children ages 12 and under are free
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Monday, March 25
Free Day in the Crystal Bridge; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge, 100 Myriad Gardens; 297-3995; Free admission on the 25th of each month in honor of the Gardens’ 25-year anniversary
Art Moves: Jamie Bramble, acoustic singer/songwriter; noon - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma Tower, 210 Park Ave.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Speed Reading

https://asoft6162.accrisoft.com/abetterlifeokc/clientuploads/blog/VelocityCover-1.jpgVeloCity, the digital magazine of Oklahoma City, is now wearing a fancy brand-spanking-new cover just for you! Why? Well, as a reader of The Better Life, you’re naturally awesome, of course. But also, the interior of the mag is new as well. In addition to a story giving you the lowdown on Midtown (the latest in our series on our city’s distinctive districts), VeloCity Volume 6 has features on some of OKC’s Millennial magnets like our nightlife and sparkling river developments; our deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit; our rockin’ new relocation video; the notice and applause being given our city by the architecture community; and morein addition to our usual accolades and rankings roundup feature, Acclaim. Go to velocityokc.com to dial it up, check it out, and live it down by enjoying some reads about your new favorite hometown!

community, Midtown, nightlife, Oklahoma River
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Buffalo Sighting

The Buffalo Lounge is back! As Oklahoma invades Austin this week to promote our state at the annual SXSW Music, Film and Interactive conference, we thought we’d give you a little primer on some of the premier aspects of these industries vis-à-vis OKC.

Music:
You may know that OKC’s Bricktown is home to the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, known locally as ACM@UCO or simply “The School of Rock.” This partner of the original ACM of London trains students in all aspects of the music industry, from production to business as well as musicianship. Not only that, but great live music abounds in Oklahoma City on a daily basis, and each year since 2008 the Norman Music Festival has grown exponentially from its one-day, one-stage beginnings to a three-day, multi-stage free extravaganza that absolutely takes over historic downtown Norman to the delight of music lovers everywhere (this year’s festival is April 25-27). Oh, and a little band called The Flaming Lips makes none other than OKC’s Plaza District their home base for all things weird, wild and wonderful.

Film:
In addition to being home to many independent production companies, big-time Hollywood movies are more frequently being shot here with the help of our diverse, fantastic scenery, knowledgeable and experienced crews, and Oklahoma’s film production rebate program. In just the last couple years, OKC has seen working visits from the likes of Nick Cassavetes, Ray Liotta, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman, Famke Janssen, Milla Jovovich, Chris Kattan, Casper Van Dien, and more. “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now” producer Gray Frederickson calls OKC home, just like you. Not only that, but downtown Oklahoma City boasts and annually hosts one of the coolest film festivals around according to the folks at MovieMaker Magazine, the deadCENTER Film Festival (because we’re right in the middle of the U.S. – get it?).

Interactive:
The interactive industry in general specializes in names that are fun to say, and Oklahoma City’s tech-based entrepreneurs are no exception. Think about it: QuiBids? Quite. Cage? Cool. AliveCor? Amen. Buzzam? Bazinga! SpokesME? Sp’amazing. iThemes? I challenge you to find a better place for tech-based entrepreneurship. Oklahoma City’s low business costs, innovative and outstanding support structure, wealth of higher education and great quality of life translate to something you might not expect – tech-based entrepreneurship hotbed. Industry stalwarts Paycom and US Fleet Tracking were both founded, developed and continue to be headquartered in Oklahoma City, and innovative companies like PL Studios and Advanced Academics continue to grow here. Surprised? We know. As the Mayor says, it’s cray cray.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Who Let the Dogs Out? Woof. Woof. Woof, Woof.

Around here, it’s not just a booty-rap staple or an awesome throw-back to the 90s! In OKC, there truly are plenty of places to let your dogs out.

  • Paw Park on the southeast side of Lake Hefner is one of the South’s “Top 10 Dog Parks” according to Southern Living and has separate big/small dog play areas, water stations, benches, trees and other features sure to delight the little waggers. Let your dogs bark “when I dip, you dip, we dip” to each other as they go for a swim in the duck pond.
  • In addition to the newly-renovated Myriad Gardens’ features for humans, the park also boasts an off-leash dog area so your pup can enjoy OKC’s finest as well, no diggity.
  • Bickham-Rudkin Park in Edmond has half an acre of off-the-leash fabulousness for Fido. Take the opportunity to upload a YouTube video of your dog doing the “Edmond Shake” after he or she avails him or herself of the park’s lake access.
  • Ray Trent Park in Del City sports the awesomely-named Wiggly Field Dog Park. The park has equally awesome features, like agility equipment, fire hydrants (what a relief) and even lights for night use.
  • Griffin Community Park in Norman has two acres of off-leash fun for pets as well as owners – the first few holes of the disc golf course are part of the dog area! A hole-in-one while your dog runs freely about? That’s enough to make you say, “Whoomp, there it is!”
Myriad Botanical Gardens, outdoor recreation, pets
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Things to Do & See: March 12 - March 18, 2013

Tuesday, March 12
Art Moves: Justin Young, jazz saxophone; noon - 1 p.m.; The Underground, below 101 Park Ave; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

Wednesday, March 13
Art Moves: Stuart Asprey, painting demo; noon - 1 p.m.; OKC Museum of Art lobby, 415 Couch Dr.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Open to all ages
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, March 14
Art Moves: Celtic Cadence, Irish dance troupe; noon - 1 p.m.; Chase Tower, 100 N. Broadway; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Vegetable Gardening Workshop; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; Oklahoma County Extension Center, 930 N. Portland; 713-1125

Friday, March 15
Art Moves: Bread & Butter Band, bluegrass trip; noon - 1 p.m.; First National Center, 120 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Bright Night of Star Wars; 6 p.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52; 602-6664; Admission is $45 per child and $25 for adults; At least one adult is required to attend per six children
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, March 16
Oklahoma Gardening School presented by Devon Energy: Great Plants for the Great Plains; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Devon Auditorium, at the corner of Sheridan and Hudson Avenues; In advance: $27 for members, $55 for nonmembers; Day of: $60 per person; Box lunches are available for $12 (must be purchased in advance); 445-7080
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public

Sunday, March 17
African Violet Society of Oklahoma City Meeting; 2 - 4 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Agriculture Resource Center, Room ARC0194, 400 N. Portland; 256-6881
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt; 3 - 5 p.m.; Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial; $2 per person; 755-0676

Monday, March 18
Art Moves: Aaron Newman, acoustic singer/songwriter; noon - 1 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Springing Forward

Well, kids, it’s that time of year again. This coming Sunday, March 10, we will kick off daylight savings time by springing forward. Speaking of spring, it’s time for you to start scheming on how your garden will outshine your neighbors’ this year. And to give you a leg up, our friends over at the Myriad Gardens have a few tools for you.

Learn during your lunch hour. On Thursday, March 14, grab your lunch and trot on over to the 2nd floor conference room in the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Gardens for a presentation on weather tools for gardeners. It’s free. And you’ll learn stuff. What more do you need?

On Saturday, March 16, head over to the Devon Auditorium (located at the corner of Sheridan and Hudson Avenues) for Oklahoma Garden School presented by Devon Energy. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., green thumb gurus will help you discover great plants for the great plains. The cost for this day of gardening greatness is $55 for nonmembers and $27 for members who pre-register. Walk-in costs are $60 for nonmembers and $30 for members.

We’ve got one more date you need to mark down before you dive into gardening this year. You gardened your heart out last year and it has left your tools a little on the dull side. No reason to worry. On Saturday, March 30, take up to three items to the West Activity Pavilion at the Myriad Gardens and get them sharpened. It’ll cost you $10 if you’re not a Myriad Gardens member. If you are, it’s FREE! And they’ll be passing out some great gardening tips.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Be Water Wise

With warmer temps comes the common practice of watering and other activities that use up a good amount of H2O. Even though we’ve had some recent opportunities for singing in the rain, our state is still on the dry side. In fact, did you know that OKC is under mandatory water conservation? True story. That means that if you get the urge to water your lawn, you’ve got to do it under one simple stipulation – odd/even. If your address number ends in an even number, you can water on even-numbered days. Have an address ending with an odd number? Then odd-numbered days are yours for watering.  So use your water, but use it wisely.

 To help you out, our pals over at the City of Oklahoma City have set up an entire website on the subject. Here are a few of their pointers:

  • Check the soil moisture before watering. The surface may be dry, but adequate moisture may be retained beneath the surface.
  • Water in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Water slowly and thoroughly rather than frequently to encourage root growth.
  • Use plenty of mulch or compost to promote water retention in grass and flower beds.
  • Be sure the sprinkler is aimed at the lawn, not the street or sidewalk.

For more tips, visit their site, SqueezeEveryDrop.com. And for even more tips, check out the EPA’s site on water conservation.

community, gardening
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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It Pays to Live in OKC

Here in OKC, the living is easy – not to mention less expensive than just about anywhere else. The latest cost of living data is in, and once again, OKC ranks as one of the lowest major metropolitan areas in terms of cost. Did you know that if you’re earning $50,000 in Oklahoma City, you’d have to earn a salary of $81,065 in Washington D.C. to maintain your current standard of living (after-tax dollars)? That’s just crazy. Thankfully, you live in OKC, not D.C.

Check out the table above to see how you save by choosing OKC as your home. And check out our Cost of Living Calculator to compare OKC to other cities in the U.S.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: March 5 - March 11, 2013

Tuesday, March 5
Oklahoma City Council Elections; Polls open until 7 p.m.; Find your local polling place
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers; 8:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary

Wednesday, March 6
Art Moves: A Shade of Blue, traditional jazz trio; noon - 1 p.m.; Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Open to all ages

Thursday, March 7
Art Moves: Wayne McEvily, "Chopin's Birthday" Piano; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Devon Energy Center, Nebu Dining Area, 333 W. Sheridan.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Vegetable Gardening Workshop; 1:30 - 3 p.m.; Warr Acres Library, 5901 NW 63; 721-2616; Admission is free and open to the public

Friday, March 8
Art Moves: Gaye LeBlanc, classical/pop harp; noon - 1 p.m.; Oklahoma Tower, 210 Park Ave.; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public
Greater Grads Career Fair; noon  4:30 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 297-8951; Open to current college students and recent graduates
ShamROCK the Plaza: Live on the Plaza; 7 - 11 p.m.; The Plaza District, Northwest 16 Street between Classen and Pennsylvania; Admission is free; Open to the public
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Rockford Ice Hogs; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary

Saturday, March 9
Oklahoma Heritage Land Run 10k, 5k and 100-Meter Boot Scoot Dash; 7:30 a.m.; Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, 1400 Classen Drive; 235-4458; Register in advance
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public
OKC Beautiful 2013 Not-So-Ugly Duck Race; 11 a.m.; $5 to partipate (buys one duck; there is no limit to the number of ducks one person can purchase)
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Rockford Ice Hogs; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 602-8500; Ticket prices and availability vary

Sunday, March 10
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Boston Celtics; noon; Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno; 602-8700; Ticket prices and availability vary
2nd Sunday Concert Series; 2 - 3 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; open to all ages

Monday, March 11
Art Moves: Luna Moth, acoustic indie/folk; noon - 1 p.m.; First National Center, 120 N. Robinson; 235-0877; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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