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National Take Your Kid to the Library Day: Scavenger Hunt @ Broken Arrow Library
Feb 22 all-day

Bring your child to the library and work together to complete a scavenger hunt on the Dewey Decimal System. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will get a treat and their name will be put in a drawing to win a gift card to a restaurant on Main Street. Sponsored by Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. // Traiga a su hijo a la biblioteca y trabajen juntos para completar una búsqueda del tesoro sobre el Sistema de Clasificación Dewey. Aquellos que completen recibirán un premio y su nombre puesto en un sorteo para ganar una tarjeta de regalo para un restaurante en Main Street. Patrocinado por Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

Tulsa Remodel & Landscape Show 2020 @ Cox Business Center
Feb 22 all-day

Helping Tulsa homeowners planning for the year ahead, the 2020 Tulsa Remodel & Landscape Show brings customers face-to-face with contractors and vendors to help them select professional experts for home improvement projects. The event begins on Friday at 2:00 p.m. and runs until 7:00 p.m. before starting back up on Saturday at 10:00am and open until 7:00 p.m. again. On Sunday, the event opens at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. in the venue’s Exhibit Hall C. For more information, visit HomeShowCenter.com.

Keystone Ancient Forest Hike Day @ Keystone Ancient Forest
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

At the Keystone Ancient Forest you’ll hike amidst a classic Oklahoma cross timbers forest with 500-year-old cedars and 300-year-old post oak trees. Come out and take in all that this magnificent forest has to offer inside a 1,360 acre nature preserve listed by The Nature Conservancy as one of the last great places on earth!

Deer, mountain lion, bobcat, American eagles, migratory birds, and over 80 varied species of butterflies inhabit this place. So enjoy, but please leave only footprints during your hike.

Trail Guides

Volunteer trail guides help staff the parking lot and monitor each hike event. You can hike alone, or if there are enough trail guides available and you choose to, someone may hike with you to help interpret the forest landscape and this interpretative project in the making!

Guidelines

No reservations are needed. Gates open at 8:00 am. Hikes take about an hour to complete and are typically on your own. You’ll need to allow enough time for your hiking experience as trail guides will lock the gate at 2:00 pm No pets are allowed on the trails. Wear comfortable hiking attire, sun screen, and bug spray if you would like. Port-a-potties are available on-site.

Hike dates are subject to change due to weather! Please see our Facebook page for current updates and cancellations.

Tulsa Flea Market @ Expo Square
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our family-owned and operated flea market is THE place for a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. It is a decidedly different sort of flea market you won’t find anywhere else.

We feature an eclectic array of antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, vintage items, primitives, records, furniture, crafts, jewelry, books, and much more. Our diverse group of vendors come from Oklahoma and the surrounding states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and beyond. You never know what treasure you might find or who you might see!

Browse over 50,000 square feet of INDOOR booth space in a relaxed, friendly, clean and comfortable air conditioned atmosphere.

No admission charge here, where it’s always FREE to shop and see! 
Let us change your mind about what a Flea Market can be.
Tulsa Day of YA: Author Panels, Writing Workshops and More! @ Rudisill Library
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Greadington Center

This free one-day event celebrates young adult literature, writing, authors and fans. All readers of YA are welcome! Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org/tulsa-day-ya to register or for more details. For teens and adults.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day @ Discovery Lab
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pioneers of Progress: Trailblazers from Around the World

Girls and their female role models or mentors are invited to work together to solve an engineering challenge during one or all of our classroom sessions during this 1-day event. Upon entry, grab a passport and see where innovation takes you!

February 22, 2020

Girls ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

There will be pop-up activities in the museum throughout the day from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.

Classes are included with museum admission ($8 per person). There is no additional fee for members. Please register by visiting discoverylab.org/events and following the link for each session.

This event is sponsored by the Tulsa Engineering Foundation and Society of Women Engineers.

A Virtual Tour of African-American History in America @ Suburban Acres Library
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate African-American History Month by exploring various online resources to inform, educate, inspire and introduce the history of African-Americans in America.

Literature Alive: Open House & Book Sale @ Augustine Christian Academy
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Literature Alive: Open House & Book Sale @ Augustine Christian Academy

Augustine Christian Academy invites the community to its annual open house and book sale, Literature Alive: A Day of Discovery! Literature Alive will feature themed interactive rooms, a new and used book sale, and a main stage highlighting local authors and guest speakers sharing everything from ACA’s connection to homeschool families to the Performing Arts’ latest productions. Guest authors will include motivational speaker, trainer, and author, Deborah Love Bradshaw, and Pulitzer-nominated author, entrepreneur, businessman, and international lecturer, Clifton Taulbert. By attending Literature Alive, interested families will have the $75 school application fee waived. Families can also complete a scavenger hunt across campus for a 10% off coupon at the new and used book sale. We invite the community to tour our campus, enjoy spotting some costumed-characters wandering the halls, and meet our dedicated educators who truly embody the sentiment, “Only at ACA!”

March & Rally – Suffrage Commemoration @ Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

2020 Women’s Suffrage Commemoration

Through multiple events and programs throughout 2020, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment (Women’s Right to Vote), particularly focusing on Oklahoma’s Ratification of the Amendment on February 28, 1920.

Help us kick off the commemoration. Join us for a March and Rally!

– Groups of all ages, individuals, and genders are welcome to participate.
– Participants are encouraged to dress in white and carry homemade signs.
– In case of inclement weather, the rally will be held inside the museum.

Please register here: https://www.tulsahistory.org/event/suffrage/

Romance Writing Q&A @ Whitty Books
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meet USA TODAY best selling author, Lauren Smith, for an informative Q & A at Whitty Books. February 22 at 1pm.