Yay! Weekend Fun!

Can you believe this weather? I got up this morning and put on my super-warm running tights, gloves, hat and fleece jacket and took off down the street. I started peeling stuff off after a couple of blocks. No one told me it was spring! So maybe you have spring fever in January, and you're itching to get out to do something this weekend. Even if Saturday and Sunday turn a little cooler, there are still plenty of reasons to get out.

The Tulsa Children's Museum -- you know, the museum that doesn't have a building, but still sponsors lots of fun stuff like the concert series? Did you all see the last concert -- Jeff Porter and the Claptet? I heard it was great fun! This Saturday the TCM folks are planning a meet-up from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tulsa Historical Society to explore the Dream Exhibit. They'll have two storytimes, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m., followed by a tour of the exhibit. The Dream Exhibit is part of Tulsa's Across The Generations Initiative. The idea is to get all generations thinking creatively about making Tulsa a better community for all ages. How is that for a conversation starter? Let your kids imagine what Tulsa of the future might be!

Also on Saturday, Disney, Live! is at the Expo Square Pavilion for two shows at 1 and 4 p.m. for all you Disney Fairytale lovers.

The 66ers will be playing tonight and Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Convention Center, so go watch some dribbling and dunking (and I'm not talking about having lunch with me).

Of course, the Tulsa Library system always has fun stuff going on. One event in particular caught my eye this week -- a Captain Underpants Fling. I'll admit that I love the Captain Underpants books. (Maybe my sense of humor is stuck in that elementary school stage.) The Fling is on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Martin Regional Library on Garnett. It's for kids ages 5 to 10 and they're invited to "come in costume." I'm not sure what that means. Are they asking kids to show up in their underwear and a cape? Good luck with that.

For those of us who love to look at the stars, the Broken Arrow Sidewalk Astronomers are inviting people of all ages to explore Neptune at the South Broken Arrow Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you have a telescope, you can bring it.

Finally, I want to let you all know that sign-up is going on now for Spring Break Camps at the Tulsa Parks community centers. They fill up, so sign up soon!

Also, our February issue of TulsaKids is being distributed now, so look for it. Some of our readers wrote in about why they love their kids' schools, and the reasons they give may surprise you. The School Directory is also in this issue. Fall may seem like a LONG way away, but now is the time to start planning where your child will be going to school. Some of the magnet and special schools have application deadlines in Feb. and some are later, so be sure to stay on top of those applications if you want your child to be considered. Go to www.tulsaschools.org for information.

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Betty Casey has been editor of TulsaKids for over 20 years – her youngest child was 3-years-old when she started working for the magazine. She and her husband Wes have three young adult children. Betty’s blog ranges from writing about current issues or information of interest to local parents, reflecting on her life without kids at home, and posting a few recipes now and then. (Cooking and running are two or her favorite past-times.) Betty is the author/illustrator of three children’s books, "May Finds Her Way," "That is a Hat" and "The Prince of the Prairie" (The RoadRunner Press). She was named Blogger of the Year in 2014 by The Great Plains Journalism Awards, was a finalist in 2015 and won again in 2016. Most recently, she was named the 2017 News Blogger of the Year. She has also won numerous writing awards from the Parenting Media Association.

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