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Nov 11, 201101:44 PMEditor's Blog

Looking for Things to Do This Weekend? Here Ya' Go!

Nov 11, 2011 - 01:44 PM

Can't beat this weather, right? You can always enjoy one of our many parks. If you have little kids, Whiteside (on 41st between Harvard & Yale) has a terrific playground, lots of grassy areas if you want to fly a kite (it's supposed to be windy tomorrow) AND, if you have a bike-rider, there's a 1-mile trail around the park. I used to take my kids over and run, while they rode their bikes. But, wait, there's more. Whiteside also has a sand volleyball court and tennis courts. But you can't spend every minute at a park, so here are some more things to do this weekend.

On Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30, Sky Fitness & Wellbeing is doing exercise on the lawn of the OU Schusterman Center at 41st & Yale. You can try a mini S-Cycle class, Pilates or TRX Suspension Training for adults, and kids can do a KidFit class and games. It’s all free, and you might win some prizes, like a free year’s membership at Sky Fitness.

After you work out, you can go to "Wings Over Tulsa" Aviation Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tulsa Technology Center's Riverside Campus. They'l have vintage airplanes, a fly-by, military vehicles, classic cars, refreshments and souvenirs. And kids 12 and under are free. This might be a good way to strat toaking about veterans and what they've done for our country.

By now, I hope you know that every 2nd Saturday of the month is FREE DAY AT PHILBROOK. Not only do you get in free, but they have fun activities for kids (and adults). Share this time with your kids. And since it's going to be such a beautiful day, go outside and enjoy the gorgeous Philbrook grounds.

There are a couple of "don't miss" musical performances this weekend, too. If you have older kids who like pirates, music and movies, you can catch a really cool performance at the Tulsa PAC this Sat. at 7:30. They're showing "Pirates of the Caribbean" (PG-13) while the Tulsa Symphony and the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus perform music to go with the film. How fun is that? And then there's Johnny Depp....

For all kids in preschool through elementary school (and their adults), the Tulsa Youth Symphony is presenting two free concerts on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. at the Tulsa PAC. Each child attending the concert will get a booklet with musical activities in it, along with information about the music. While the concerts are free, you do have to get tickets to the concert 30 minutes before the show, or call the Youth Symphony office.

Those are just a few of the things happening around town. You can catch me on KTUL News 8 on Good Day Tulsa every Thurs. between 9 and 10 a.m. talking about what you and your family can do for the weekend on the Time for TulsaKids segment. Or go to our website calendar to see a full listing of events every month.

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Our editor-in-chief, Betty started working for TulsaKids when her youngest child was 3 years old. That daughter will be starting graduate school in the fall. Her son is now 27 and her middle daughter is 24. TulsaKids and her children literally grew up together (and she lived to tell about it)! Betty is an avid runner, cook (loves to eat) and coffee snob. She is an award-winning writer and most recently was honored with a Great Plains Journalism Award as Best Blogger of 2013. Last year, she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, “May Finds Her Way” (2013 The RoadRunner Press). Watch for her every Tuesday on KTUL Channel 8’s Good Morning Oklahoma and Thursdays on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa.

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