Teens & Tweens

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All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jan 18 all-day

*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.

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.

Snow Leopard Days at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jan 18 all-day

Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.

TFM Winter Market @ Kendall Whittier Square
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our Winter Market in Kendall Whittier! Come support local and shop some of your favorite vendors from our Cherry Street Market every other Saturday through the colder months. You will find seasonal produce, responsibly raised meats & dairy, honey, crafts and so much more! Eat Oklahoma Grown all year round!

Art Start: Architecture @ Gathering Place
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones for a special story time and art activities at Art Start on Saturday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in ONEOK Boathouse!

Tulsa Artist Fellow Karl Jones is kicking off this month’s Art Start with a special reading of children’s books he has edited for Penguin Random House! Starting at 9:30 a.m., Karl will be reading “Mr. Boddington’s Studio NYC ABCs,” “Mr. Boddington’s Studio San Francisco ABC’s” and a story he wrote himself about Tulsa ABC’s. After story time, dance along as Karl plays his ukulele and sings songs about building, construction and landmarks!
Then at 10 a.m., use your new knowledge of architecture to construct and design your own city or buildings using construction paper. This project is for every age level, and can be worked on as a family!

As we move towards a more technical world, Art Start programs will highlight STEAM classes in a fun way for children to see that the arts and sciences are often integrated, not separate.

ABOUT KARL JONES
Karl Jones is a writer, editor, performer and visual artist. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma he now lives in Brooklyn, New York making performance and visual work while writing and editing children’s literature for Penguin Random House. Karl has worked in arts education at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and been a camp counselor/arts and music instructor for upwards of five years. He has also taught and coached double dutch for upwards of thirty years. In 2019, Karl completed an Art Start program in paper collage puppetry at the Gathering Place and brought his double dutch team for a public program at the park.

Digital Privacy and Security: Choose Privacy Every Day @ Central Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Digital Literacy Lab

Do you do online banking, browse social media or send email to loved ones? Join Luke Crouch, a privacy and security engineer with Mozilla, and learn steps you can take to keep your info private and safe online. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For adults.

Eagle Watch @ Chickasaw Cultural Center
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 25! This special event is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the Chickasaw Cultural Center to highlight this magnificent bird and pay tribute to a U.S. National symbol.

Following the tour at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, join us at 1 p.m. for a screening of the documentary American Eagle and some make-and-take activities for the children.

Make-and-take activities include:
– Bird feeders
– Corn husk dolls
– Construction paper eagles

Enjoy 20% off the Eagle plush toy in our Aachompa’ Gift Shop!

For more information regarding activities at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please visit the National Park Service website, or call (580) 622-7234.

Patchworkers Sew-In @ Collinsville Library
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your latest project and settle in for a full day of quilting and friendly conversation. For adults.

Safe Kids Car Seat Check @ Jenks Fire Department Station 2
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly!

Cybernavigator: Downloadables @ Bixby Library
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Did you get a new Kindle or tablet for Christmas? Bring it and learn how to download books, magazines, audiobooks, music, movies and even language lessons, all for free! For adults.

Yoga in the Gallery @ Living Arts of Tulsa
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living Arts will be hosting our First Yoga in the Gallery on January 18th at 11:00 AM!

This free class will be taught by Rachel Calvert. She began practicing in 2013 and began teaching in 2014. She has a 200RYT certification though Yoga Alliance and is also a certified Thai bodyworker and Reiki Master. She teaches classes at Turkey Mountain on Sundays, as well as hot yoga and restorative classes in Tulsa. We are incredibly lucky to have her in our gallery space this month!

Please bring your own mats to participate in this free class!

Invite your friends and come enjoy an hour of yoga among our current exhibition “Removal” by Michael Palazzo.