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50 Things to Do This Fall Under $5

Back-to-school season usually gets everyone in the mood to celebrate autumn, so we've rounded up some cheap and free ways to get in a fall mood.

50 Things to Do This Summer under $5

As many parents know too well, entertaining little ones can get expensive. We've got you covered with this list of 50 exciting summer ideas all under $5.

50 Things to Do This Spring Under $5

Spring is such an exciting time in Oklahoma City. Here are 50 opportunities to have family fun under $5 this season.

50 Things to Do This Winter under $5

The winter season brings tons of fun to the Oklahoma City area. Have fun on a budget with this handy list!

Kids Eat Free Discounts at Metro Restaurants (Alphabetical)

Looking for ways to save when you eat out? Here is our list of restaurants in the OKC metro offering kids eat free discounts and other specials for families!

Top 10 FREE Things to Do This Month in OKC

Oklahoma City is alive with FREE fun, family entertainment around every corner.

Winter Conservation Tips

Winter time in Oklahoma doesn’t always follow the calendar. Our coldest days are generally early January but winter-like weather may start in November and continue into early March. Those cold, dreary days can mean an increase in our household energy consumption as we attempt to stay warm and dry.

Tips for Talking Money With Your Spouse

Financial planners and psychologist have attempted to determine the role that emotions play in our ability to manage money. While some seem to think we have little or no control over our emotions and therefore have little or no control over our money, others will take the opposite extreme to insist that we can exert total control over our choices by using a rational thought process. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

Finance Lessons for Every Age

While parents often shy away from discussing the family’s financial status with their kids, the process of involving them can be the beginning of open communication about money matters as they grow and mature.
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FREE Events in OKC

October 2017

DogFest Walk n' Roll is a family-friendly, dog-friendly walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Activities include vendors, music and a short walk with your pooch. 

Cost: Free Admission; fundraising encouraged

Where:
Earlywine Park
3033 SW 119th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73170
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
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In Calm Waters support groups, children and parents learn tools to help them through their grief process such as, self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication and an opportunity to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
4334 NW Expressway, Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 841-4800
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Children and their caregivers are invited to decorate pumpkin. This fun play time with children 0-4 is held every third Tuesday in the Children's Wing at the building's west entrance....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 West Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Sponsor: Chapel Hill UMC
Telephone: 751-0755
Contact Name: Ashley Brown
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Features story time with staff from the Metropolitan Library System. Open to children ages 0-4 accompanied by their caregivers. Enter through the children's wing located at the west entrance.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 507-7311
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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. October Schedule: 10th - Wacky Weather Day 11th - Under the Sea Day...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a monthly concert by popular artists and food trucks. The October installment of Crowe & Dunlevy’s Summer Songwriter Series will feature Samantha Crain, Cameron Neal of Horse...

Cost: FREE

Where:
SandRidge Commons
123 Robert S Kerr Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Crowe & Dunlevy
Telephone: 235-7700
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
Website »

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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Meet teachers and faculty and learn more about the school's curriculum.  RSVP required. Please visit the Admission page at www.heritagehall.com or email admission@heritagehall.com.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Heritage Hall Upper School
1800 NW 122nd Street
OKC, OK
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Sponsor: Heritage Hall Admission
Telephone: 749-3001
Contact Name: Elizabeth Gillum
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Prospective parents can see the campus and learn more about the school's programs.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Academy of Classical Christian Studies
12500 S Penn Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 850-0633
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features sensory themed activity stations for children ages 2 - 6.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Features a nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offering FREE admission to the public.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. October Schedule: 10th - Wacky Weather Day 11th - Under the Sea Day...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features titles recently recognized by the Museum with prestigious Western Heritage Awards. August 2 – What Was Ours (2016) August 9 – Unbranded (2015) August 16 – The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Features craft and science activities for kids. Schedule: Wednesday October 18th - sample pumpkin snacks, drink apple cider, and listen to a fall story time. Thursday October 19th -...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, AL
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Telephone: 340-9202
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
Website »

More information

During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Website »

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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. October Schedule: 10th - Wacky Weather Day 11th - Under the Sea Day...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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This fun singing and dancing class offers parents and children an opportunity to bond while developing literacy, motor and verbal skills by taking advantage of the benefits of rhyming. Learn new...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly Ave
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8442
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features craft and science activities for kids. Schedule: Wednesday October 18th - sample pumpkin snacks, drink apple cider, and listen to a fall story time. Thursday October 19th -...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, AL
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Enjoy the first movie in the Harry Potter series.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Features an evening of multimedia performance inspired by Not For Sale. The event will take place in the galleries and combine spoken-word poetry, hip hop and dynamic movement.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary
Telephone: 951-0000
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
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Test your sleuthing skills and explore different areas of the library to find evidence in this live game of Clue. For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. October Schedule: 10th - Wacky Weather Day 11th - Under the Sea Day...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
Website »

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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features free food, games, raffle prizes, and a petting zoo as well as a performance by Spaghetti Eddie. Costumes encouraged.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Infant Crisis Services
4224 N Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Infant Crisis Services
Telephone: 528-3663
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Features craft and science activities for kids. Schedule: Wednesday October 18th - sample pumpkin snacks, drink apple cider, and listen to a fall story time. Thursday October 19th -...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, AL
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Learn the basics of how to play the game the muggle way. A signed release form is required. Open to kids in 3rd through 5th grade. Preregister. Space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Learn the basics of how to play the game the muggle way. A signed release form is required. Open to kids in 6rd through 12th grade. Preregister. Space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
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Features live music, food trucks and outdoor family fun activities including glow golf, bouncy house, henna tattoos, the PLS Mobile Maker and more.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Carriage Plaza
Main Street between 24th Avenue NW and Mercedes
Norman, OK
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President Theodore Roosevelt, fondly referred to as Teddy Roosevelt, was our 26th president and was one of the most powerful voices in the history of American conservation. Teddy had a love a...

Cost: Free with a Metropolitan Library Card

Where:
Will Rogers Park Amphitheater
3400 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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The year-long series will include a wide range of films, from classic art house films like David Lynch’s Eraserhead to artist profiles like Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounter. March 17...

Cost: FREE

Where:
21c Oklahoma City
900 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: 21c Oklahoma City, deadCenter Film and the OKC Film Society.
Telephone: 982-6900
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Features cultural and language demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, food arbors and stomp dance demonstrations Admission required for the exhibit center.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
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Telephone: 528-2122
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Features a free recreational adaptive camp highlighting wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and other games and activities for local children ages 5 to 16 living with physical and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OU's Sarkeys Fitness Center
1401 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: SportForward
Telephone: 928-3959
Contact Name: Merideth Ferris
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The annual National Weather Festival highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. Visitors can view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3095
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Features a variety of re-enactors depicting early Oklahoma life, crafts,  demonstrations and more.  Museum admission included.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cherokee Strip Museum
2617 First St
Perry, OK
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Telephone: 580-336-2405
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Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Check out their calendar for a list of special guests.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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The festival will commemorate the 150-year anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, bringing more than 20 Oklahoma towns and dozens of western-themed organizations together. The event will include...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Express Ranches
2202 N 11th St
Yukon, OK
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Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. October Schedule: 10th - Wacky Weather Day 11th - Under the Sea Day...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Features an annual celebration of nature and art with art exhibitions, hands-on activities, kids' nature creations and more. All ages welcome. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Eats on 8th & Harvey is a free, monthly family-friendly food truck festival that offers some of the finest gourmet foods in the Oklahoma City area. Held on the third Saturday of each...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Midtown
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 234-7960
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Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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Commemorate the Day of the Dead with a hand decorated ceramic skull. All materials will be provided. Preregister. For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2644
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Learn about how to prepare for and survive zombies, natural disasters and more with Gayland Kitch, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Moore.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Midtown merchants will be opening their doors and providing specials, discounts, and giveaways, in addition to live music, free face painting and a free photo booth.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midtown
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Downtown OKC
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Features craft and science activities for kids. Schedule: Wednesday October 18th - sample pumpkin snacks, drink apple cider, and listen to a fall story time. Thursday October 19th -...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, AL
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Telephone: 340-9202
Website »

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Learn the fundamentals of technique and social etiquette of the national dance of Argentina, Argentine Tango. Classes will start out with simple walking exercises and work up to commonly used...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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Features a family-friendly Halloween carnival with games, treats and food. All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahom territorial Museum
406 E. Oklahoma Ave.
Guthrie, OK  73044
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Sponsor: Friend of the Museum
Telephone: 282-1889
Contact Name: Erin Brown
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During the month of October, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show at The Paseo Plunge. The exhibit is free and open to the public with an opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Paseo Plunge
3010 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
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Features carnival type games, face painting, cup cake walk with prizes for all the games. Food will be available in the kitchen for purchase.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Crown Hts. Nazarene Church
920 N.W. 46th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Telephone: 554-1903
Contact Name: Pastor Cliff Thirion
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators and their families can visit the museum for FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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