Author: Nancy A. Moore
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Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.
As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.
The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.
Explore the fascinating history of labor in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s state motto is “Labor Omnia Vincit,” Latin for “Labor Conquers All.” From the Oklahoma History Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this exhibit explores the variety of opportunities and resources that contributed to the growth and diversity of the state. Some of the topics include agribusiness, entertainment, public service, retail and oil. Exhibit is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute.
Families can capture the magic of the holidays and whisper Santa their wishes.
Welcome to the 2019 Blue Dome Holiday Pop-Up Shops! Join us inside Tulsa’s historic Blue Dome building each weekend in November and December to shop your favorite local artists and handcrafters. Come say hello to past Blue Dome Arts Festival vendors and get your holiday shopping fix at the same time. You’ll find something for everyone on your shopping list… and maybe a little something for yourself, too! New artists will be announced each week, so stay tuned!
BLUE DOME POP-UP SHOPS…
*Where: Blue Dome Building (2nd & Elgin / 202 S. Elgin Ave)
*When: Every weekend in Nov & Dec until Christmas
– Fridays — 4pm – 9pm
– Saturdays – 10am – 9pm
– Sundays – 10am – 7pm
*Who: new artists each weekend
Enjoy a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
This is a FREE class at Guthrie Green and takes place in the shade at The Dock (north side of the park). During winter time the fun continues at the Fly Loft across from Guthrie Green.
Go to http://www.arianebetancourt.zumba.com for more details.
Sponsor: Total Blast Zumba
Family Friendly Sensory Skate
No flashing lights or loud music.
Laser Tag and Arcade temporarily suspended.
$7 Admission includes skate rental, skate mate and playzone.
* Gluten friendly menu available
Every third Sunday of the month, spend your day strolling through the Park as you learn about nature and explore the many ecosystems that call Gathering Place their home at Sunday Family Nature Walk!
Join Margaritte Arthrell-Knezek of Under the Canopy at this month’s Sunday Family Nature Walk to learn about the life of plants and animals in the winter season. What plants stay green all winter? What trees lose their leaves? What animals live in the park and what do they eat? At Sunday Family Nature Walk on December 15, get answers to these questions and more. We will take a walk around Sky Garden to touch, see, smell and taste some of the fresh botanicals growing in this enchanting place. We will go on a leaf scavenger hunt and take the inspiration back to ONEOK Boathouse for a fun, leaf rubbing activity. Sunday Family Nature Walks are free and open for all ages!
Sunday Family Nature Walks begin and end at ONEOK Boathouse, with two separate walk times available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Celebrate the season with a showcase of local holiday-themed performances from communities around Northwest Arkansas and activities for the whole family to enjoy!
The third Sunday of the month is Funday Sunday. It’s a free admission day loaded with fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy art projects for all ages, gallery tours, activities and special guest performances. Free program, no reservations required. For more information, contact email@example.com.
This season marks the time of the Winter Solstice, when the sun has its shortest daily run time, leaving us with the greatest darkness of the year. It also marks a special time dedicated to spending quality time with those you love and spreading cheer all around. This year, Symon Hajjar of Hot Toast Music Co and Annie Kilburn Ferris of MAKE are collaborating to celebrate the season and to create the artful little family street band of our dreams!
This class has two parts:
On Sunday, December 15, we will first meet from 1 – 3p at Chimera where families will come together to make all of the necessities for our street band experience, entailing colorful lanterns and an assortment of handmade instruments. Each family will also receive a lyric sheet for our carols which Mr. Symon will be using during class to lead us in band practice to help us prepare for our evening performance. All creations will be left to dry for a couple of hours after class.
At 5:00pm, your family will return to Chimera to gather your creations and take off with Mr. Symon and band to light up the night with our art, our sounds, and our voices to spread love and cheer within the Tulsa Arts District! A couple of planned stops will take place along the route to provide some additional cheer (and hot chocolate compliments of Glacier Confection), before ending at 6:15pm back at Chimera where we all get to enjoy a Hot Toast concert!
Tickets can be purchased at www.hottoastmusic.com
Family pass (4 people) – $30
Individual pass – $12