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THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Oklahoma 1M/5K - for adults & kids grades k-12

March 28th, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Race Series Based on TV Show for Adults & Kids Grades K-12 “Where Smiles & Teamwork Rule” Donate Used Sneakers for Pediatric Cancer A Cool Fundraiser & Birthday Party Idea Race Highlight Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBIexW-F4Fk Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com. A national D.I.T. (Do-It-Together) family-friendly competition modeled after the TV show THE AMAZING RACE . For teams of two people (adults & kids grades K-12)... be it friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers. It's way more fun than a 5K! Recreation & competitive levels. The top 25 teams from each local race qualify for regional championship race and chance to win $1,500! Reserve your spot now as registration will close once 120 team limit is reached. CHARITY PARTNER: Help us fight pediatric cancer by donating 2 pairs of used sneakers or running shoes to Max Cure Foundation's Dunk Your Kicks program and receive a free mulligan or time saver token for the race. (www.DunkYourKicks.org)

Junior Hospitality's Chips for Charity

March 28th, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
A fun filled Casino themed event to help raise funds for Junior Hospitality and our Grant recipient, The Genesis Project, and the work we do in the community.

New Covenant's Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Carnival

March 29th, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us for a fun afternoon hunting Easter Eggs and more!

Whiz Kids 20th Anniversary Seeds of Hope Banquet

March 30th, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whiz Kids will host their annual Seeds of Hope banquet to celebrate and honor their volunteers. The banquet will be held on March 30, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center. The banquet is also a chance to lay a foundation to achieve future goals in improving the well-being of inner city youth through academic tutoring and positive mentoring relationships.

2015 Creativity World Forum

March 31st, 2015 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Creativity World Forum is one of the largest creativity and innovation conferences in the world, and it’s coming to Oklahoma City! The day-long forum features inspirational talks by some of the greatest minds in the world’s business community including executives from The Walt Disney Company and LEGO Education. The forum will highlight the importance of creativity in education as well as the business arena. It provides a platform for networking and idea generation from business leaders, artists and educators from around the world. The festive environment will feature innovative business exhibitors, visual and performing artists, and interactive conversation groups.

Creativity World Forum

March 31st, 2015 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Creativity World Forum is the annual global educational event of the international Districts of Creativity Network. Oklahoma is the only North American District of Creativity in the network and will host the international delegations in 2015.

Positive Tomorrows presents Cork & Canvas

April 2nd, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A fun, energetic fundraiser which will include an evening of food, drinks, silent and live auctions featuring art by our students, and live entertainment! All proceeds benefit Positive Tomorrows, helping to break the cycle of homelessness – one family at a time. Cork & Canvas will be held Thursday, April 2, from 6-9 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Farmers’ Public Market.

HOPabaloo 2015

April 5th, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM
The OKC Zoo will host its annual HOPabaloo Eggstravaganza on Sunday, April 5, 2015, from 11am-2:45pm. The day will begin with Easter brunch with the Easter bunny and a day of fun, including free Krispy Kreme doughnut station, while supplies last; afternoon Tiny Tot Egg Scrambles from 1–2:45 for kids ages 3-6; and special Easter animal encounters throughout the Zoo. The Easter brunch will be at 11am with a private Easter Egg Scramble for brunch attendees. Pre-registration and payment is required.

Read Across Oklahoma 2015

April 7th, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Zoo’s annual Read Across Oklahoma will be Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hundreds of preschoolers and guests will enjoy a day of storytelling, reading-related activities, dancing, meeting PBS KIDS characters and more!

The Color Run

April 11th, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Color Run™ 5K event, also known as "the happiest 5K on the planet," is coming to Oklahoma City’s Adventure District! And ZooFriends has been chosen as the official charity. Participants will start and end at Remington Park, beginning at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Participants can make a donation to ZooFriends when they register. The Zoo also needs volunteers to help run the event. Learn more at www.okczoo.com.

Local Author, John Biggs to Lecture at Writers Group

April 11th, 2015 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
John Biggs to give talk about "Developing a Hook in the First Paragraph" at the Pen & Keyboard April meeting.

Malee's Birthday Bash at the OKC Zoo

April 19th, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Come, celebrate little elephant Malee’s fourth birthday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with cake for thousands, party favors for guests (while supplies last), party favors and fun for the elephants, and lots of activities!

Armstrong Auditorium presents The StepCrew

April 23rd, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The StepCrew, world-renowned tap and step dance team, will take the stage for their second visit at the Armstrong Auditorium with three styles of exhilarating dance forms: Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance, and tap on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Bangtails at the Speakeasy

April 24th, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Easter Seals Oklahoma and Remington Park Present Blast From The Past 2015 Celebrating 90 Years

OKC Zoo's Party for the Planet

April 26th, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The public is invited to the Zoo’s Party for the Planet, family-fun Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by Kohl’s, activities include live entertainment in the Global Plaza, Keeper Connections throughout the Zoo and a Dr Pepper “I Spy” Zoo Safari for children 11 and under. The Zoo and Dr Pepper also will announce the winners of this year’s Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest at 2:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s Global Plaza.

Sunbeam Family Services presents SHINE

April 30th, 2015 All Day
Shine will be one of Sunbeam’s annual fundraising events, held on April 30 this year. The glamorous evening at the Civic Center Music Hall’s Hall of Mirrors will be presented by the Inasmuch Foundation. Guests in black and gold attire will complement the room’s already elegant art deco decor. Individuals and businesses are invited to sponsor tables at the fundraising dinner. Tickets may be purchased by emailing [email protected] or by calling 405-609-2311.

Downtown Edmond 36th Annual Arts Festival

May 1st, 2015 All Day - May 3rd, 2015
The Downtown Edmond Business Association will host their 36th Annual Arts Festival in historic downtown Edmond on May 1-3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event, which is free to the public, will feature more than 100 artists and live entertainment including appearances from the Stars and Matt Stansberry and the Romance.

Livewell Chiropractic Patient Appreciation Event

May 30th, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Please join us for our annual patient appreciation bash! Food trucks, live music, mini-farmers market, vendor booths. We will have tons of free stuff for the kids, facepainting Child ID kits, moonbounces, obstacle course, Disney princesses, pony rides and more!

Vacation Bible School- Journey off the Map: Unknown to Us. Known to Him

June 7th, 2015 6:00 PM - June 11th, 2015 - 9:00 PM
Please make plans to be part of VBS, this years theme is "Journey Off The Map: Unknown To Us, Known To Him". We will set out on a journey to uncharted territory where kids will encounter an expedition of a lifetime and kids will discover that Jesus is the Ultimate Guide on a journey uncharted by them, but known by Him. Kids will enjoy Bible Study, Crafts, Music, Snacks and Recreation. Ages: completed Pre-K through 5th Grade. This event is free!!!


June 20th, 2015 All Day
NAMIWalks is a once-a-year event to raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness. The funds raised provide free education and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMIWalks in Oklahoma will be a 5K walk on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Myriad Gardens and is a family friendly event.


June 27th, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
500M KAYAK RACE OR 500M SUP RACE • 5K RUN ADULTS • $35 KIDS(12 AND YOUNGER) • $15 Looking for a fun 5k race? We put a twist on this classic race, with our multi-sport event! This race begins with a 500m flat-water kayak or, new for 2015, a stand up paddleboard race on the water, then moves to the Oklahoma River Trails for a 5k run. The challenge includes youth and adult racing. Kayaks and PFDs will be provided on race day. Please do not bring your own; you will not be allowed to use them in this race.

Paddlefest Dragon Boat Festival

June 27th, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
PaddleFest is an exciting dragon boat festival that happens under the lights on the Oklahoma River. This year, PaddleFest will be held during the SandRidge Energy Stars & Stripes River Festival on Saturday, June 27. Groups of 10 or 20 can sign up to race local and regional teams in this unique event in Oklahoma City. Bring your group of friends, family, or coworkers together for some fun on the water! No experience necessary; all equipment, steerers and a practice session are included.

Sandridge Energy Stars & Stripes River Festival

June 27th, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
This Fourth of July themed festival on June 27 features the RIVERSPORT Challenge 500-meter kayak/5k run duathlon and the Stars & Stripes Regatta featuring masters racing. Corporate rowing and Dragon Boat League racing takes place under the lights at the OGE NightSprints, as does Paddle for the Cure, a fun dragon boat competition benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central & Western Oklahoma Affiliate. If you’re not signed up to race, come enjoy the free family festival, try out all the exciting attractions with RIVERSPORT Adventures, listen to music and watch the spectacular American Energy Partners fireworks show!