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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

OKC: Did You Know

Although Oklahoma City is little more than a century old, OKC has a diverse history full of quirky characters and happenings. Here are some facts you might not know about this crazy cool place you call home. They might even help you win a trivia game or two:

  • The Oklahoma capitol building (located in OKC) is the only capitol in the U.S. with an oil well under it.
  • The shopping cart was invented here and the first parking meter was installed here.
  • Three Miss America winners attended school at Oklahoma City University.
  • Oklahoma City has not always been the capitol of Oklahoma. It was moved from Guthrie in 1910 following a vote by the people (and maybe a few late night shenanigans).
  • The city was founded on a single day with the Land Run of 1889. The city grew to a population of more than 10,000 within an hour of its founding. (Even back then people knew this was the place to be.)
  • Patience Latting became Oklahoma City’s first female mayor in 1971. She was the first woman to serve as mayor in a U.S. city with more than 350,000 residents.
  • Oklahoma City was originally plotted as two different cities divided by the Oklahoma River, but the cities soon grew together.
  • The American Banjo Museum, located in Oklahoma City, has a banjo collection valued at more than $3.5 million.
  • Famous actor Lon Chaney, Jr., who played the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s Monster and many more favorites was born in Oklahoma City.
community, museums, arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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The Land of a 1,000 Lakes (give or take a few)

While some may not realize it, Oklahoma City is one of the premier places for water sports in the country. There are more than 30 lakes within an hour’s drive of OKC. In fact, Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any state in the union and more shoreline than the east and Gulf coasts combined. With so many lakes in Oklahoma it would take weeks to cover all you can do so let’s just focus on what to do within OKC’s city limits.

  • Lake Hefner: features 2,500 surface acres, heated fishing docks, boat ramps, 9.1 miles of biking and jogging trails and is famous for sailboats and windsurfers. Hefner is also home to the Oklahoma City Boat Club and is a great spot for watching some bombdiggity sunsets.
  • Lake Draper: features 2,900 surface acres, four covered fishing piers, boat ramps, tending docks, handicap facilities and fish attractors. Picnicking, fishing, jetskiing, boating and sailing are all permitted. Skiing is allowed in open waters.
  • Lake Overholser: features 1,500 surface acres, covered fishing pier, boat ramps, tending docks, handicap facilities and fish attractors. Picnicking, fishing, sailing, boating and jetskiing are permitted. Lake Overholser is also attached to the wondrous Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge.
  • Arcadia Lake: features 1,820 surface acres, picnicking, camping, swimming, water skiing, boating, hiking, disc golf and an equestrian trail. A heated, covered dock is provided for year-round fishing.
free, outdoor recreation, running, water sports, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Boomer Sooner, Ride ‘Em

In the fall, one event makes everything take a back seat in our state. It is not the start of a new school year or the leaves falling off trees, it is the kickoff of another college football season. We’ve been accused of taking our college football too seriously here but take a short drive on a fall Saturday to Norman or Stillwater and you will quickly see what all the fuss is about. Some of the best college football in America is played right here in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Sooners are one most of the most successful programs across any sport in college athletics. With seven national titles and five Heisman winners very few college programs can go toe-to-toe with the Sooners on a prestige level. The Sooners have won 43 conference titles, including eight since 2000. The Sooners play at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, just 22 miles south of downtown OKC.

Located an hour north of downtown is Stillwater, home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys play at Boone Pickens Stadium, which recently underwent more than $200 million in renovations. The Cowboys have been on a roll the last decade with trips to bowl games 10 out of the last 11 years. They also took home the conference title in 2011. They finished the 2011 season ranked third in the country.

The closest college-football action can be found at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. An NCAA Division II school, the Bronchos play at Wantland Stadium, which recently underwent $16 million in renovations that increased seating capacity to 10,000.

[Boone Pickens Stadium photo courtesy of Phil Shockley/OSU University Marketing]

football, live sporting events, Norman, Stillwater, Edmond
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: August 27 - September 2, 2013

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Yoga in the Gardens; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, Aug. 28
Way Back Wednesday at the Zoo; all day; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place; 424-3344; Zoo admission is $1 per person
Mid-Week Market; 4 - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Sheridan Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
Wednesday Night at the Movies; 6 - 8 p.m.; Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.; 231-8650; Admission is free and recommended for ages 13 and up
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Night Time Stories; 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, The Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free

Thursday, Aug. 29
Cocktails on the Skyline; 5 - 10:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 405 Couch Ave.; 235-6262; Admission is $5
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Friday, Aug. 30
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Memphis Redbirds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Saturday, Aug. 31
Stay late and play at the OKC Zoo; Zoo open until 8 p.m.; OKC Zoo, 2000 Remington Place; 424-3344; Admission varies based on age
Reading Rainforest; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, nonmembers pay Crystal Bridge admission
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Memphis Redbirds; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Sunday, Sept. 1
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Memphis Redbirds; 6:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Sunday Twilight Concert Series Presented by Devon; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn; 301 W Reno; 297-3995; Admission is free

Monday, Sept. 2
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Memphis Redbirds; 11:05 a.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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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Take It All In

You’ve probably already heard about the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but did you know that Oklahoma City is home to America’s only skeleton museum? A museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving the banjo? A museum honoring the rich history of women aviators? From celebrating Oklahoma City’s western culture to displaying the works of up-and-coming artists, Oklahoma City’s vast choice of museums makes it easy to find just what you are looking for. To help you narrow it down, our friends at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber have a list of museums that we think is tops.

family-friendly, museums, music, western heritage, arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Steppin’ Out

In an age of digital ease, we still think it is nice to step away from the television (or computer, or smart phone) and step into the grand tradition of seeing stories told on stage. Yes, the theater is still in vogue, and Oklahoma City has plenty of live theater options worthy of a night out on the town.

Home to Broadway, ballet, orchestra and drama, the Civic Center Music Hall is both a cornerstone of Oklahoma City history (it was built in the 1930s and renovated as one of the original MAPS projects) and a hub of performing activity. More than 600 shows take the stage at this venue each year, including the works of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City Ballet.

For a taste of local talent, the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Jewel Box Theatre, and the Carpenter Square Theatre all produce a full roster of live performances, ranging from classic musicals to locally-scripted dramas. And if you want to combine dinner and a show into one extravaganza, Greater Oklahoma City is home to the state’s only full-time professional dinner theater. The Yellow Rose Dinner Theater showcases Oklahoma talent in original productions, all while the audience gets to enjoy a delicious meal.

downtown, music, Plaza District, theater, arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Back to (Art) School

If you have been bitten by the back-to-school bug but don’t want to commit to the back-to-school loans, Oklahoma City’s art scene is chalk-full (see what we did there?) of hands-on learning opportunities for art aficionados of all levels. Whether you want to brush up on your basket-weaving or discover your inner Picasso, the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center offers workshops and classes in a variety of mediums. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art also offers a roster of classes geared for both families and adults of all skill levels, including a studio sampler class for those who want to take an art class but aren’t sure where to begin. Be sure and check out area art galleries for other class options. And when you make it big in the art world, be sure and thank us (and Oklahoma City!) for helping you get started.

family-friendly, museums, arts and culture
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: August 20 - August 26, 2013

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Board Game Tuesdays; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23; 424-1437; Open to all ages; admission is free
Yoga in the Gardens; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Albuquerque Isotopes; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Full Moon Bicycle Ride; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, meet at Band Shell, on Sheridan between Walker and Robinson Avenues; Bring your bike to rent a Spokie; lights and helmets are required; $5 donation to the Gardens per rider is suggested

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Way Back Wednesday at the Zoo; all day; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place; 424-3344; Zoo admission is $1 per person
Paint like Van Gogh; 9 - noon; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room and Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $25 for members, $30 for non-members; Ages 12-16
Mid-Week Market; 4 - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Sheridan Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
Night Time Stories; 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, The Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
SONIC Summer Movie Nights: The Goonies; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free; Bring chairs or a blanket; No glass

Thursday, Aug. 22
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
Arts Council of Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival Evening Performance; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zudhi Drive; 270-4848; Tickets are $10; Recommended for ages 12+

Friday, Aug. 23
MidTown Market at Saints; 1 - 6 p.m.; St. Anthony’s Hospital Main, Northeast corner of Ninth St. and Walker Ave.; Admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma County Free Fair; 1 - 7 p.m.; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Centennial Building, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Admission is free
Arts Council of Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival Evening Performance; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zudhi Drive; 270-4848; Tickets are $10; Recommended for ages 12+

Saturday, Aug. 24
Oklahoma County Free Fair; 9 a.m. - noon; Oklahoma State Fair Park, Centennial Building, 3001 General Pershing; 948-6704; Admission is free
Reading Rainforest; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, nonmembers pay Crystal Bridge admission
Arts Council of Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival Family Matinee Performance; 3 - 4 p.m.; Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zudhi Drive; 270-4848; Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults
Arts Council of Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival Evening Performance; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 270-4848; Admission is free

Sunday, Aug. 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
Sunday Twilight Concert Series Presented by Devon; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn; 301 W Reno; 297-3995; Admission is free

Monday, Aug. 26
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds; 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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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Spend the Day with Your Buddy, Thomas

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Oklahoma City has a pretty awesome Railway Museum. In fact it is a great place to take kids. What, kids having fun at a railway museum? Sure, maybe that’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for a kid-friendly and kid-pleasing activity, what if we told you Thomas the Tank Engine was involved? That’s right, if your kids can’t get enough of the happy blue convoy then get ready to head over to the Oklahoma Railway Museum for a Day Out with Thomas.

Thomas the Tank Engine will be at the museum Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 with both single and group tickets available. The day includes a ride with Thomas and a chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt and Controller Railway. There will also be live music, arts & crafts, videos, miniature golf, a magician and lots more.

[Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Railway Museum]

museums, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

As summer winds down and fall approaches that means baseball is hitting its home stretch. There aren’t many better ways to spend an Oklahoma evening than at the ballpark. Better yet it is a great place for some inexpensive family fun. Luckily for us, Oklahoma City has one of the best places to catch a game, the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Bricktown Ballpark, home to the Oklahoma City Redhawks, was recently named one of the best minor-league ball parks in the country by USA Today.

Oh yeah and about that inexpensive thing, the club is routinely running great deals that means taking your family to the game doesn’t have to break the bank. For example, on August 31st you can get four tickets to the game, four Sonic meal vouchers (Sonic is headquarted just across the street) and four Redhawks hats for just $30. That’s way less expensive than taking the fam to the movies!

So grab your mitt and get down to Bricktown to see the next generation of Major League stars while enjoying a great Oklahoma fall night.

downtown, family-friendly, live sporting events, Bricktown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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A Stinging Good Time

Let’s be honest, the Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the coolest zoos in the country. With more than 1,800 animals spread over 119 acres there is a lot to like. Only one thing could make the zoo cooler than it already was: stingrays. Well we are in luck because Stingray Bay is now open.

You heard it right; you can now interact with one of the most awesome animals of the ocean as they glide through a 16,000 gallon, two-feet deep saltwater pool. Also, have no fear of the rays that sting. The stingrays have their barbs trimmed and are harmless.

[Photo courtesy of OKC Zoo]

family-friendly, zoo, Adventure District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: August 13 - August 19, 2013

[Photo courtesy of the Myriad Botanical Gardens]

Tuesday, August 13
Board Game Tuesdays; 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23; 424-1437; Open to all ages; admission is free
Yoga in the Gardens; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Wednesday, August 14
Way Back Wednesday at the Zoo; all day; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place; 424-3344; Zoo admission is $1 per person
Paint like Van Gogh; 9 - noon; Myriad Gardens, Water Plaza Room and Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $25 for members, $30 for non-members
Mid-Week Market; 4 - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Sheridan Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
Night Time Stories; 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, The Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
SONIC Summer Movie Nights: Pirates of the Caribbean; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free; Bring chairs or a blanket; No glass

Thursday, August 15
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, August 16
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Albuquerque Isotopes; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary
Lower Bricktown Live Summer Concert Series; 8 - 10 p.m.; Lower Bricktown Plaza, 150 E. Reno; Free and open to the public

Saturday, August 17
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
Reading Rainforest; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, nonmembers pay Crystal Bridge admission
Beekeeping 101; 3 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge 2nd floor conference room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; admission is free and open to the public
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Albuquerque Isotopes; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Sunday, August 18
Sunday Twilight Concert Series Presented by Devon; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn; 301 W Reno; 297-3995; Admission is free
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Albuquerque Isotopes; 6:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Monday, August 19
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Albuquerque Isotopes; 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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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OKC by the Numbers

New people are moving to OKC each and every day.  Maybe that includes you. If so, here are some random tidbits to help you get to know your hometown.

  • 300+ instruments in the American Banjo Museum (Did you even know such a cool place existed?)
  • 27,000+ runners in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (Start training now and you can be one of them in 2014!)
  • 60.1º average annual temperature
  • 405 – the area code in OKC
  • 4,320 acres of parks
  • $777 million being spent on quality of life improvements
  • 621.2 square miles of land
  • 04.22.1889 – day of the Land Run that settled OKC
MAPS, museums, outdoor recreation, parks, running, western heritage, community
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Get Your Learning On

Listen up, knowledge lovers! Oklahoma City is surrounded by the some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Seriously, did you know that our region serves more than 125,000 college students at 18 public and private colleges? It’s true! Here’s a quick rundown in case you’re looking to do some learning.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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10 Ways to Do OKC for Free

We know that sometimes your pocketbook gets a little on the empty side. Not to worry. There are plenty of activities in Greater Oklahoma City that are full of free fun!

  • Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park
    1700 S Robinson. 405.297.3882. Ranked in the top 10 skateparks in the U.S., the action park is divided into two areas – a flow course with bowl combinations and a street course with ledges and handrails.

  • City Parks
    More than 100 public parks located across the city. www.okc.gov/parks

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Outdoor Symbolic Memorial
    620 N Harvey. 405-235-3313. Honors the victims, survivors, rescuers and all who were changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

  • SONIC Summer Movie Nights
    Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno. 405.297.3995. On Wednesday evenings during the summer months, enjoy movies on the Grand Lawn at 9 p.m. Come early and enjoy the Mid Week Market and Night Time Stories.

  • Watch sail boats and kite surfers on Lake Hefner
    East side of Lake Hefner near the Hefner Parkway and Britton Road. Watch sail boats cruise across the lake or kite surfers make daring jumps.

  • Paw Park
    At Northwest 73 and Grand Boulevard in Northwest Oklahoma City. A two-acre off-leash dog park with separated enclosures for large and small dogs, water stations and a swimming pond.

  • Tour the Oklahoma State Capitol.
    Northeast 23rd and Lincoln Boulevard. 405.522-5173. Take a self-guided tour or experience the capitol with a trained volunteer.

  • Land Run Monument
    Along the south end of the Bricktown Canal just southwest of Bass Pro Shop. Commemorates the opening of Indian land in Oklahoma Territory.

  • Disc Golf
    3 courses: Dolese Youth Park, Northwest 50 and Meridian; Will Rogers Park, Northwest 36 and Grand Boulevard; Woodson Park, Southwest 33 and May. Play 18 holes of disc golf at any of the courses. www.okc.gov/parks/disc_golf

  • Martin Park Nature Center
    5000 W Memorial Road. 405.755.0676. A 144-acre nature reserve with 3.5 miles of gentle hiking trails and many species of animals.
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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: August 6 - August 11, 2013

Tuesday, Aug. 6
Yoga in the Gardens; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Terrace Room, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox; 7:05 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive; 218-1000; Ticket prices vary

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Way Back Wednesday at the Zoo; all day; Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place; 424-3344; Zoo admission is $1 per person
Mid-Week Market; 4 - 8 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Sheridan Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
Caliente! Peppers in the Garden; 5 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Children’s Garden Porch, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
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
Night Time Stories; 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, The Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free
SONIC Summer Movie Nights: Shrek 2; 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free; Bring chairs or a blanket; No glass

Thursday, Aug. 8
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, Aug. 9
MidTown Market at Saints; 1 - 6 p.m.; St. Anthony’s Hospital Main, Northeast corner of Ninth St. and Walker Ave.; Admission is free and open to the public
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
Lower Bricktown Live Summer Concert Series; 8 - 10 p.m.; Lower Bricktown Plaza, 150 E. Reno; Free and open to the public

Saturday, Aug. 10
Water Conservation Workshop; 9 a.m. - noon; OSU-OKC, Campus Agriculture Resources Center, Room 146, 400 N. Portland; 297-3380; RSVP to 297-3380 or malaria.gotcher@okc.gov
Reading Rainforest; 10 a.m. - noon; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Free for members, nonmembers pay Crystal Bridge admission
DIY Workshop: Soap, Candles, Organic Cleaner and Salt Scrub; 10 a.m.  1 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge, Water Plaza Room; , 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; $35 for members; $40 nonmembers
Bubbles!; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free for members, $2 for nonmembers
Astronomy Night on the Lawn; 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn, 301 W. Reno; 445-7080; Admission is free

Sunday, Aug. 11
Sunday Twilight Concert Series Presented by Devon; 7:30 - 9 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Lawn; 301 W Reno; 297-3995; Admission is free

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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