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Champions of Health Nominations

April 27th, 2016 8:00 AM - May 27th, 2016 - 5:00 PM
The Champions of Health awards recognize those who make a difference in the health of Oklahomans. Winners in select categories will receive $5,000 for their organization or program, and will be considered for the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award along with a $15,000 contribution. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Champions of Health Gala in September. To nominate, go to championsofhealth.org. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 27 and there is no cost to enter.

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

April 29th, 2016 10:00 AM - May 1st, 2016 - 5:00 PM
The Annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival features more than 100 artists, live entertainment, children's area and food vendors. The event is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Be Smart-Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Day

May 3rd, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visitors to Science Museum Oklahoma on May 3 will receive free admission courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. This anti-tobacco event will teach kids about the dangers of tobacco use and encourage them to make healthy life choices. Blaze the Braggin’ Blue Dragon, the BCBSOK mascot, will be present, as well as several Be Smart-Don't Start partners. We hope to see you there! Science Museum Oklahoma 2100 NE 52nd St Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Festival of the Child

May 7th, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Festival of the Child is a one day event to celebrate children. Over 50 areas of FUN activities such as kayaking, moon bounces, crafts, pony rides, story telling, and much more. All activities are geared for children 12 and under. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 day of. Adults are FREE

RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening Celebration

May 7th, 2016 10:00 AM - May 8th, 2016 - 10:00 PM
RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, a one-cent sales tax initiative to fund projects that enhance the quality of life for metro area residents.

Team USA Comes to Oklahoma City for Road to Rio Tour

May 7th, 2016 11:00 AM - May 8th, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Team USA athletes will join the United States Olympic Committee as they head to Oklahoma City for the continuation of the Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. The tour brings the spirit and excitement of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Team USA fans across the country. Tour elements include: • Meet and greets with Team USA athletes • Interactive events including the long jump, high jump and high dive • Virtual reality experiences for fans to try their hand at pole vaulting, diving, beach volleyball and gymnastics • Tons of giveaways and sponsor engagement activations Taking place in conjunction with the Central Youth Championships/Boathouse Opening and Canoe/Kayak Olympic Trials, locals and visitors will also experience a variety of local bands that will be playing throughout the day.

JDRF Run for the Roses Hope Gala

May 7th, 2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
JDRF OKC Run for the Roses Hope Gala Saturday, May 7 Chevy Bricktown Events Center Registration opens at 4:00 Derby runs approximately at 5:15 p.m. Live and Silent Auctions, "Pick the Winning Horse" Raffle, Hat & Bow Tie Contest, Live Viewing of the Kentucky Derby, Dinner and Signature Fund a Cure program. JDRF Mission: To find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Contact: JDRF Oklahoma City, 405-810-0070 or [email protected] Gala website: https://jdrf-okchapter-ct-ok.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/OKCHopeGala2016 or the short link is: http://ow.ly/ZQZyw


May 11th, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
OKCMOA’s James C. Meade Friends’ lecture series continues with a fascinating panel discussion featuring some of the most innovative leaders in the museum profession such as, Julián Zugazagoitia, Kaywin Feldman, and Judith M. Koke. Come learn about the evolution of art museums and the expectations for future growth and advancement in the museum field.

Retire Wisely Workshop

May 24th, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Will I have enough to retire? – Will my retirement income last? – Are my assets protected? Manage six key risks all retirees face: Outliving their income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising healthcare costs. Turn retirement concerns into confidence. Get positive, professional guidance from a faith-based organization that has been helping our member-owners be wise with money and live generously for more than 100 years. There is no cost to attend this event however space is limited. Please write [email protected] or call 405-242-2122 to reserve your spot. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No products or services will be sold. Location: Edmond Parks & Recreation | 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003

Opening Reception: GeoEthics

May 26th, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
[Artspace] at Untitled presents “GeoEthics: Work by Ying Kit Chan” The opening reception will be on May 26th from 5-8 pm, and the exhibit will run through July 16th. The gallery is open daily from 10a-6p, and all events are free and open to the public.

Chisholm Trail & Crawfish Festival

June 4th, 2016 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A taste of Louisiana on the Chisholm Trail will feature the Wild West Show, Kid's Kreative Korral, living history reenactments, crawfish races, goat grab, Live Cajun music, pony rides, gunfights and much more. Event is FREE.

Concerts in the Park

June 9th, 2016 7:00 PM - August 18th, 2016 - 8:30 PM
Various FREE concerts offering a large array of music. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Tasty concessions are available. Movies in the Park will follow a select few concerts. All concerts are on Thursday nights.

VBS at Henderson Hills

June 13th, 2016 9:00 AM - June 16th, 2016 - 12:00 PM
VBS at HHBC is packed with Bible stories, worship, crafts, snacks and recreation. Join us this year as kids SUBMERGE themselves in God’s Word! They will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people - He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface! Sign up at hhbc.com/vbs

Social Security Workshop

June 14th, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? How will this affect my spouse? You have a lot of questions to answer. Mistakes can be costly. We can provide the guidance you need. Join us for a short presentation, Social Security: Strategize to Maximize, to learn how to sort through the options to help ensure the choices you make are tailored to your needs. There is no cost to attend this event however space is limited. Please write [email protected] or call 405-242-2122 to reserve your spot. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No products or services will be sold. Location: Edmond Parks & Recreation | 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003

Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

June 18th, 2016 10:00 AM - September 18th, 2016 - 5:00 PM
The OKCMOA will be the exclusive North American venue for Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, which presents, for the first time outside Europe, highlights from one of the world’s preeminent collections of Modern Art.

Survive 'N' Thrive Single Moms' Conference

June 24th, 2016 6:30 PM - June 25th, 2016 - 3:30 PM
12th Annual Survive ’N’ Thrive Single Moms’ Conference

4th Annual Equality Run 5K/10K/1 Mile

June 26th, 2016 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Equality Run is one of Freedom Oklahoma's most exciting events of the year. Hundreds of runners from around the region join together to support dignity, freedom, and inclusion in Oklahoma. The Equality Run includes USATF sanctioning and certified 5K and 10K runs, as well as a family friendly fun run for all ages. This year's run will start at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and continues through downtown OKC and along the beautiful river trail. Even more exciting is the post-race brunch set to be held on the Flint patio of the Colcord Hotel following the run! Smoothie and omelet stations will be available, along with coffee, tea, juices, and a cash bar. Brunch tickets are extremely affordable and available for purchase at the end of registration. Tickets are limited so don't miss out!

Vacation Bible School. Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface

June 26th, 2016 6:00 PM - June 30th, 2016 - 9:00 PM
Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface Prepare to embark on an adventure like no other, scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Thrilling discoveries await just beyond the portholes of your submarine-beautiful coral, stunning marine life in vivid colors, and dark, unfamiliar sea creatures-sights reserved for only the most adventurous explorers brave enough to dive deep. Things look very different once you get below the surface-and that's true for life above the surface too. As kids are submerged into God's Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn't see just what was on the outside, He saw people for who they were on the inside-down deep. As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior. They will discover that a relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! Come join us! All you have to do is dive in!!!

Freedom Fest 2016

July 3rd, 2016 All Day - July 4th, 2016
2 days of Independence Day Celebration. July 3rd from 4:00pm to 10:30pm will feature a veteran's tribute followed by live music and a large fireworks display. All day on July 4th will include a kids craft area, car show, parade, LIVE Music, and the Pork at the Park BBQ cookoff. The evening will also feature more LIVE music, FREE ice cream and watermelon, a hot dog eating contest,and a large fireworks display to end the night.

Twenty One Pilots Emotional Roadshow

July 9th, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Twenty One Pilots concert in Oklahoma City is a part of massive North American Emotional Roadshow.

2016 Oklahomans Without Limits (OWL) Camp

July 18th, 2016 6:30 AM - July 22nd, 2016 - 12:00 PM
*SPACE IS LIMITED* Camper spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis If it’s summer, it means it’s OWL Camp time! Back for its seventeenth year, we’re offering TWO free, weeklong overnight camps for kiddos with vision impairments between the ages 8-18! The first session for campers aged 15-18 will take place at the beautiful Grand Lake in the Tulsa area in JUNE; camp kiddos who are between the ages of 8 and 14 will experience the awesomeness of camp in JULY in Oklahoma City. Parents and families, rest easy and know that your campers will be well taken care of, supervised by NewView staff and responsible and dedicated volunteers that interviewed, received training, and cleared a comprehensive OSBI background check AT ALL TIMES. JUNE – TULSA CAMP for Campers 15-18 Years Old (Sunday, June 12th – Thursday, June 16th) In this session, older campers are split into small groups and will have seasoned counselors to encourage independence, friendship, and confidence. Each small group will have volunteers and/or counselors assigned to guide and give age-appropriate assistance. Camp activities will be challenging but amazing fun, and lots of encouragement will give campers the confidence to do and try new things! Activities will include swimming, dance parties, adaptive water activities like waterskiing and tubing on Grand Lake, and parasailing, just to name a few! JULY—OKC CAMP for Kiddos 8-14 Years Old (Monday, July 18th – Friday, July 22nd) Each camper will be paired with a sighted peer buddy who will provide encouragement, assistance, and friendship! New activities are added each year to keep things fun and challenging for returning campers. This year’s theme will be Sports, so trust it’s going to be a week full of awesome activities geared to get your camper moving and active while having a blast! Don’t worry, staple activities like the Annual Talent show and friendly squad competitions are here to stay!

Long Term Care Workshop

July 26th, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In an instant, an accident or diagnosis can change your life ... and your family's. Where would you receive care? Who would provide it? How would you pay for it? Please join us for a free presentation to learn more about long-term care and how you and your family can prepare for it – emotionally, physically and financially. There is no cost to attend this event however space is limited. Please write [email protected] or call 405-242-2122 to reserve your spot. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. No products or services will be sold. Location: Edmond Parks & Recreation | 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive, Edmond, OK 73003