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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy birthday to us!

Terrible twos, here we come! OK, probably not – we’re pretty sure that toddler terrors don’t translate to blog years. Thank goodness! And just in case you’re not following our train of thought, we’ll state it as plainly as can be: THE BETTER LIFE BLOG IS TWO YEARS OLD! That’s right, kiddos, for two years – or 730 days or 104 weeks – we’ve been throwing OKC knowledge your way. From places to eat to ways to stay active, from cheering on the home team to finding your inner artist, from random factoids to a fierce weekly events calendar, we have been giving you the 411 on the 405.  

We just wanted to give a big ol’ shout out to our awesome readers. We hope that this place has been an incredible resource for living the good life in OKC. And we can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you in the future.

arts and culture, calendar, community, food, live sporting events, outdoor recreation, restaurants, running, Thunder
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Throwback Tuesday

Let’s go on a little journey . . . back in time . . . to some of our favorite posts from the past two years on The Better Life.

May 24, 2011
Get Your Grub on . . .  With Fresh Produce & More

June 14, 2011
Book It to the Library

July 5, 2011
Road Trip

August 30, 2011
Back to Nature

October 18, 2011
Boning Up on Bones

November 22, 2011
We Mean Business

December 27, 2011
Bake Me a Cake

January 10, 2012
Find Your Inner Picasso

February 7, 2012
Request for Proposals

March 13, 2012
Walk It Off

April 17, 2012
The Ins & Outs of Parking Downtown

May 29, 2012
Fun in the Sun

June 19, 2012
Live It Up for Less

July 17, 2012
Beat the Heat

August 14, 2012
An Artsy Stroll

September 4, 2012
Mapping Out Our Future

October 9, 2012
Tweet Your Heart Out

October 16, 2012
Be a Lean, Mean Composting Machine

October 16, 2012
Lights, Camera, Action!

November 6, 2012
Calling All Joggers, Marathon Moguls, Speed Walkers & Friends

December 11, 2012
Lunch & Art

January 22, 2013
Wild, Wild West

February 5, 2013
We Find OKC Quite Pinteresting

March 5, 2013
Be Water Wise

Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Be Cool

So you want to be a cool kid but you don’t know where to start? How about at deadCENTER film festival right here in the heart of OKC? This up-and-coming festival has already been ranked as one of the 20 “coolest” film festivals in the world, and this year will be no different. The festival has movies for every taste—115 of them, to be exact. Start plotting your must-see movie list with their interactive festival schedule.

But you know what is even cooler than hitting up awesome film festivals? Getting involved in your community, of course! This year, deadCENTER film festival has teamed up with Myriad Gardens to offer free outdoor movies at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn at 9:15 p.m. on the evenings of June 5-9 in exchange for donations toward the ongoing tornado relief effort. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Films include The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling, The Last of the Mohicans, The Short Game and Stevie Nicks: In your Dreams.

downtown, festivals, free, movies, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Oklahoma Strong

If this past week has shown us anything, it’s that Oklahomans have heart. Since the devastating tornadoes of May 19 and 20, Oklahomans far and wide have reached out to those who were impacted and have sent everything from bottled water and diapers to well wishes and their time. Are you itching to help out? Then head on over to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center and sign up to receive updates for volunteer opportunities.

community, volunteer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 28 - June 3, 2013

Tuesday, May 28
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Omaha Storm Chasers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 29
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
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 RedHawks vs. Omaha Storm Chasers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Thursday, May 30
NCAA Women’s College World Series; Games start at 11 a.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; Ticket prices and availability vary
Cocktails on the Skyline and Art after 5; 5 - 10:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; $5 admission
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Omaha Storm Chasers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Friday, May 31
MidTown Market at Saints; 1 - 6 p.m.; Northeast corner of 9th Street and Walker Ave; Admission is free and open to the public
NCAA Women’s College World Series; Games start at 6 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; Ticket prices and availability vary
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Omaha Storm Chasers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Wise Guys Concert; 8 - 10 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; Free to the public; Suggested donation of $5 per person to benefit tornado relief efforts

Saturday, June 1
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public
NCAA Women’s College World Series; Games start at 11 a.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; Ticket prices and availability vary
Spaghetti Eddie Concert presented by Devon; 2 - 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Stage, 100 Myriad Gardens; Free to the public
Lyric Theatre 50th Anniversary Concert; 7 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; Free to the public
Downtown Dash 5k; 8 p.m. start time; St. Anthony Hospital Main, east plaza, on Walker Avenue between 9th Street and the roundabout; $35 to participate

Sunday, June 2
NCAA Women’s College World Series; Games start at noon; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; Ticket prices and availability vary
Plaza Sunday; all day; Plaza District, on Northwest 16th between Pennsylvania and Classen Avenues; Admission is free and open to the public

Monday, June 3
NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship Game 2; 7 p.m.; ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; Ticket prices and availability vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lend a Helping Hand

Yesterday our community was hit by a devastating tornado. One of Oklahoma’s greatest qualities is our ability to pull together and help those in need. Now is no different. Through donations, we can help those affected by the May 20 tornado. Let’s band together and help our neighbors during this time of tragedy.

Here is a list of places that are taking donations for tornado victims. There are undoubtedly others all over our community who are taking donation. We simply advise that you only make donations to reputable sources.

Salvation Army
By mail:
P.O. Box 12600
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
(Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks)
By phone:
800-725-2769
Online:
Donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok

Feed the Children
By phone:
800-627-4556
Online:
www.feedthechildren/org/disaster
In person (5/21/13 until 4:30 p.m.):
McCormick Distribution Center
29 N. McCormick
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

American Red Cross
By phone:
800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767)
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
By phone:
405-604-7111
Text FOOD to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts
Online:
www.regionalfoodbank.org

United Way of Central Oklahoma
Send checks by mail:
P.O. Box 837
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Online:
www.unitedwayokc.org

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
Online:
www.okdisasterhelp.com
Send checks by mail:
BGCO
Attn: Disaster Relief
3800 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

community, volunteer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 21 - May 27, 2013

Tuesday, May 21
Healthy Cooking with Spices and Herbs Workshop; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma County Extension Center, 930 N. Portland; 713-1125; $10 per person
Zumba; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Outdoor Pavilion or Water Terrace Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Wednesday, May 22
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
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, May 23
Big 12 Baseball  Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices and availability vary
Cocktails on the Skyline and Art after 5; 5 - 10:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive; 236-3100; $5 admission

Friday, May 24
Big 12 Baseball  Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices and availability vary
MidTown Market at Saints; 1 - 6 p.m.; Northeast corner of 9th Street and Walker Ave; Admission is free and open to the public

Saturday, May 25
Big 12 Baseball  Championship; Games start at 9 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices and availability vary
23rd Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival; 10 a.m.-  4 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63; 478-2250; Admission prices vary based on age
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between Northwest 30 and Dewey and Northwest 28 and Walker; 525-2688; Admission is free and open to the public
Pizza Gardening; 11 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Ages 7 - 10; $7 for members; $10 for nonmembers
Full Moon Bike Ride; 10 - 11 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Gardens Bandshell, on Sheridan Ave. between Hudson and Robinson; $5 suggested donation per rider

Sunday, May 26
Big 12 Baseball  Championship; Championship game starts at 1 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle; 218-1000; Ticket prices and availability vary
23rd Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival; 10 a.m.-  4 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63; 478-2250; Admission prices vary based on age; Cowboy Church starts at 9 a.m.
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between Northwest 30 and Dewey and Northwest 28 and Walker; 525-2688; Admission is free and open to the public

Monday, May 27
Paseo Arts Festival; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District, between Northwest 30 and Dewey and Northwest 28 and Walker; 525-2688; Admission is free and open to the public

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

That putter looks a lot like a plate

Frisbees, chains, and baskets? No, it’s not the shopping list for the world’s worst family reunion. It’s all you need to play disc golf! And luckily for you, Greater OKC is chock-full of frisbee golf courses that are already target-affixed so all you need to fire off a game is your own set of “clubs.”

See some listings of area disc golf courses below, and if you know of any we may have missed, just let us know in the comments. What are you waiting for, you frisbee-based competition enthusiast? Get out there and frolf (you know, Frisbee golf) it up!

Area disc golf course listings:

Know of any more? Let us know in the comments section.

outdoor recreation, parks
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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And one

Rucker Park. Venice Beach. The Cage. Mosswood Park. Their names are synonymous with entertaining hoops. Fortunately for you, downtown OKC has its own community basketball court on the corner of Hudson and Reno (just down the street from where the pros play), where you can both work on your handles and earn yourself a new streetball handle.

Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., the court is just another OKC community fitness and recreation amenity of which you can take advantage. Ball in, ball hard, and soon you’ll have a nickname worthy of such laudable luminaries as “The Professor,” “Swee’Pea” or even Jumpin’ Jackie Jackson himself. Game on!

basketball, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A plan down by the river

The Oklahoma River, revitalized by the original MAPS projects, has now become a haven for all manner of recreation. Sure, the river was recently designated an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site. But wait! The Oklahoma River is not just for college athletes and Olympians. OKCitians from the young to the old, as well as the Olympic-caliber, have benefited from the recreational rendezvous it affords, and you can too.

In addition to winning national and international acclaim from travel writers, architecture critics and paddlesport promoters, the Boathouse District offers activities for everyone. Try your hand at rowing, canoeing or kayaking at the Chesapeake Boathouse. Check out the new Sandridge Skytrail, the Air Express Zip Line and the Sky Slide (the tallest slide in America, opening on Memorial Day).

If you’re of the younger set, the Youth Zone will have you recreation-ready with the Cloud Bounce, Sky Tykes, Kids Zip, Extreme Air Jumper and more. You can even rent-and-ride a bike, go for a skate or take a jog along the river trails.

Don’t feel like breaking a sweat? Treat yourself to a sunset river cruise or a specialty / theme cruise and enjoy food, music and adult beverages while you traverse the locks and see the sights. A concert venue is even coming to the river this summer. But don’t get too complacent – more development you’ll want to take advantage of is coming soon as a result of MAPS 3, including a whitewater rafting course and grandstands. If you haven’t been down to the river, come see what’s driving all the buzz and have some fun while you’re at it!

Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, family-friendly, MAPS, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Getting the good kind of albatross

Know what the Romans used to yell on the golf course? “IV!” Here in OKC, you’ll be exhorting your friends and countrymen, “Let’s play XVIII!” With more than 20 courses in the metro and the ability to play almost year-round (for under $25 on some courses), Oklahoma City is a player’s paradise. Whether you’re looking for a pro-level proving ground or more of a duffer’s delight, we’ve got you covered. Read more about our golf scene and check out a couple videos made for the Chi Chi Rodriguez in you on OKC’s e-magazine, VeloCity, and pull some listings of area public courses on the city’s site and private courses to play in the Greater OKC Chamber membership directory. Fore!

golf, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Who needs Oregon Trail?

Sick of being stuck inside playing Oregon Trail because of all the diseases, bad hunting, and grueling pace? Fear not, intrepid urban navigator. You can easily fashion yourself the Lewis and Clark of our real-life lakes, creeks, rivers and concrete on the Oklahoma City trails system. It all began in 2002 with the completion of the Lake Hefner trail loop. Today, the system sports more than 66 miles of titillating trails throughout the city (with dozens more magnificent miles coming soon as a result of the trails component of the MAPS 3 projects). So press return to size up the cycling, running, walking, in-line skating and strolling situation. It’s all here, friend, and without the dangers of running into any those nasty wild buffalo stampedes or typhoid fever outbreaks along the way. Get on out there, you modern-day metropolitan pathfinder you, and pedal, step, or roll your way into the history books. And then perhaps indulge yourself in some chocolate-incorporated trail mix for good measure. Go ahead, fair explorer.

family-friendly, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 14 - May 19, 2013

Tuesday, May 14
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Tasty Tuesdays; 10 - 11 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Great for all ages, under 7 please bring an adult; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Zumba; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Outdoor Pavilion or Water Terrace Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Salt Lake Bees; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 15
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
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
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 Barons vs. Texas Stars; 7:05 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 232-4625; Ticket prices and availability vary

Thursday, May 16
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Oklahoma City Barons vs. Texas Stars; 7:05 p.m.; Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens; 232-4625; Ticket prices and availability vary

Friday, May 17
Bike to Work Day; Bike with other riders to downtown from Will Rogers Park or the Space Needle at State Fair Park
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

Saturday, May 18
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Festival in the Park; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827; free and open to the public
Summer Kickoff Blast; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center, 3201 N Grand Blvd; 297-2211; free and open the public
Love the Orchid!; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Terrace Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers
Family Concert Series presented by Devon Energy: Monty Harper; 1 - 2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Stage, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Water Safety Fair; 1 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center, 7777 S. May Ave; 682-1611, ext. 7425
Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival; Session one: 1 - 4 p.m., Session two: 5 - 8 p.m.; Bricktown, 121 E. Sheridan Ave; 319-9599; Open to anyone ages 21 and up; General admission is $35 + fee; Designated driver tickets available for $20 + fee
Public Star Party; 8 - 10 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free to the public

Sunday, May 19
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Discover Downtown

If you’re looking to check out some of downtown’s awesome sites, but don’t want to hoof it the whole way, we’ve got just the answer for you – the Downtown Discovery. This terrific transportation used to be offered in the form of a downtown trolley (if you’ve been in OKC long, you probably saw them on the streets) but when the city discovered that those traditional trolleys were no longer manufactured, it was out with the old and in with the new. And we sure do like the new. You know what else we like? They’re free. Yup, you can ride around downtown for the same price as you can walk around downtown. So when you’re downtown and looking to save your steps, look for the green buses and hop on.

downtown, family-friendly, free
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Swim, Run, Play at the YMCA

Summer is on the way. And if you ask us there’s no better time than now to get plugged in at the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. Looking to get in shape for days spent poolside? They have multiple locations, a variety of fitness classes and state-of-the-art equipment to help you get in tip-top shape. Want to find activities to keep your kids busy during the summer months? They have camps, classes and activities to help your kids stay active. So, go on. Join the YMCA today!

family-friendly, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Moving on Up to Uptown

We’ve told you about Oklahoma City’s modern-day renaissance. It’s been awesome to see the projects from these initiatives come to life. But it’s been equally as awesome to see how the momentum has spread throughout the city – paving the way for even more rejuvenation. One of the latest areas to land back on its feet is Uptown. Not sure where Uptown is? It’s the stretch of Northwest 23rd Street between Broadway and Western Avenues. And it’s filled with great places to eat – Big Truck Tacos, Cheever’s, Cuppies & Joe, Tucker’s Onion Burgers and others – cool stores, and more. The next time you’re looking to shake things up, we suggest you head over to Uptown and see what the buzz is all about.

[Photo: Uptown 23rd]

food, restaurants, Uptown 23
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: May 7 - May 13, 2013

Tuesday, May 7
Bug Out Lady Bug Release; 9 a.m.  2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; All ages welcome; Members pay $1 per container of lady bugs, nonmembers pay entry free into Crystal Bridge and $1 per container of lady bugs
Zumba; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Outdoor Pavilion or Water Terrace Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tacoma Rainiers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, May 8
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
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 RedHawks vs. Tacoma Rainiers; 11:05 a.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Thursday, May 9
Brown Bag Speaker Series: Sustainable Gardens and the Employee Garden Concept; Myriad Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, 2nd floor conference room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free to the public
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Tacoma Rainiers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Friday, May 10
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Personal Flower Arranging Workshop; 9:30 a.m. - noon; Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36; 943-0827; Admission is free; participants bring their own materials
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Sharpest Tool in the Shed; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Bald Cypress by the Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers; Three tool limit
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Seed Starting Basics Q&A and Demo; 11 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Creating Better Soil; 1- 2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Container Gardening Demonstration; 2- 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
OU vs. OSU Bedlam Softball; 6 p.m.; National Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, 2801 NE 50; 424-5266
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 RedHawks vs. Tacoma Rainiers; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Saturday, May 11
OSU-OKC Farmers Market; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; OSU-OKC, Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N. Portland; 947-4421; Admission is free and open to the public
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Sharpest Tool in the Shed; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Bald Cypress by the Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers; Three tool limit
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Drought Tolerant Shrubs and Trees; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Fairy Gardens; 10 - 11:30 a.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Limited number of participants; All ages welcome; $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Container Gardening and Plant Design; noon - 1 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Totally Terrariums; noon - 1:30 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 12 and up; $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers
Family Concert Series presented by Devon Energy: Spaghetti Eddie; 1 - 2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Stage, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Designing a Lower Maintenance Landscape; 1 - 2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
OU vs. OSU Bedlam Baseball; 2 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: How to Permaculture Your Urban Lifestyle; 2 - 4 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Salt Lake Bees; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Sunday, May 12
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Sharpest Tool in the Shed; 11 a.m. - noon; Myriad Gardens, Bald Cypress by the Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers; Three tool limit
OU vs. OSU Bedlam Baseball; 1 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Building a Raised Flower Bed; 1 - 2 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
Oklahoma Gardening Festival: Drought and Drip Irrigation Techniques for Oklahoma; 2 - 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Free
2nd Sunday Concert: Mozart for Mother’s Day; 2 - 3 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free; Open to all ages
Mother’s Day Tea; 3 - 4 p.m.; Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W. Memorial; 755-0676; $5 per person; Register in advance
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Salt Lake Bees; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Monday, May 13
Okla-Gnoma; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden, 100 Myriad Gardens; 445-7080; Best for ages 3 and up; Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Salt Lake Bees; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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