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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!

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.

OKC Metro Restaurants Offering Family Discounts (Alphabetical)

Looking for ways to save when you eat out? Here is our list of restaurants in the OKC metro offering discounts and 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.

Financial Resolutions

Research shows that about half of all adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions. Some of the most common include weight loss, smoking cessation, increased exercise and debt reduction.

Cost-Saving Tips for Family Vacations

Family vacations, like other family expenditures, can quickly break the bank unless the first step involves planning.
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FREE Events in OKC

April 2017

Celebrating the Hispanic holiday, families can enjoy pinatas, crafts and games, free food including popcorn, pizza and elote-Mexican grilled corn. The festival will also celebrate the completion...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
McKinley Park
1601 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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The Red Fern Festival is inspired by the renowned novel, "Where the Red Fern Grows," set in Tahlequah. Focused on old fashion fun, the festival features hound dog field trails, 1930s era...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Various locations Downtown
Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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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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Enjoy complimentary admission for kids 17 years old and under on the first Monday of each month. General admission applies to guests 18 and older.

Cost: Adults (18-64), $8; seniors (65+), $6; Kids (17 & under), FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-4712
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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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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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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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Build a new model every month. Held the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Quantities are limited. For ages 6-14. The mini model must be completely built in store. Registration is on a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall's Lego Store
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-840-9993
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Held in the Wheeler District, formerly Downtown OKC Airpark, this criterium occurs every Tuesday night from late spring through summer. Cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top riders as they race...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheeler District
1701 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a one-of-a-kind, interactive show with world qualifying dogs doing wild and fun tricks. Learn how to get fit and healthy with tips from the K-9 kind. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Features music, movement, stories and playtime. For best suited for ages 5 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59th
Oklahoma CIty, OK  73119
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3575
Contact Name: Amy Upchurch
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  March...

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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Play games for half price, every Wednesday.

Cost: Freet to attend, game prices vary

Where:
Dave and Buster's
5501 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Dave and Buster's
Telephone: 254-9137
Contact Name: Tawni McGinnis
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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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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
Contact Name: Liz Wood
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Build a new model every month. Held the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Quantities are limited. For ages 6-14. The mini model must be completely built in store. Registration is on a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall's Lego Store
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-840-9993
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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Celebrate the cute creatures that bind our galaxy together at the Zoo’s special Star Wars–themed enrichment event. Specific activities will be located at the red panda lakeside habitat...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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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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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 a  photo booth, come-and-go crafts and an extended Star Time with Star Wars music. Costumes are encouraged!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2630
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Features crafts, trivia, snacks and more. Costumes encouraged. Best suited for ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E. Reno Avenue
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and an occasional craft with the family every Thursday evening. Space is limited. Preregister. Best...

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard S
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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The Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is taking center stage in four public concerts as they bring radio music to life in an all new one-hour concert series.   Music selections include...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
13112 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
Telephone: 757-4643
Contact Name: Jeremy Springer
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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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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 an art-inspired story time in the gallery led by OSU students.  storyLAB occurs on the first Friday of every month. .  Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 South Husband Street
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Sponsor: Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
Telephone: 744-2780
Contact Name: Carrie Kim
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Learn how to make your own piñata, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Preregister, best suited for ages 9 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
7941 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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The Cinco de Mayo en Calle Dos Cinco Celebration is a family friendly street festival featuring live entertainment, food trucks, a salsa picante contest, a traditional Mexican dress show and more.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Historic Capitol Hill
SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 632-0133
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The Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring more than 80 artists, special themed exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo District
NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 525-2688
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The seasonal plaza transforms into and urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m., instructors Marti Rickman and Kelly Forbes from Hips and Clips Studio will give a dance demonstration followed by a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens Seasonal Plaza
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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The Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is taking center stage in four public concerts as they bring radio music to life in an all new one-hour concert series. Music selections include Viva la Vida,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
First Unitarian Church
600 NW 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
Telephone: 757-4643
Contact Name: Jeremy Springer
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In honor of its title as Rose Rock Capitol of the World, Noble sets aside the first weekend in May to celebrate the annual Rose Rock Music Festival. The Rose Rock Music Festival begins on Friday...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Noble
304 S Main St
Noble , OK
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Features more than 120 artist booths filled with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and more as well as food vendors, live music and children's activities. Other activities during this...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Edmond
30 W 1st St
Edmond, OK  73003
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Telephone: 249-9391
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Features vintage furniture, decor, handmade treasures, repurposed possessions and more. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Adults, $5, kids (12&under), FREE

Where:
12699 E Britton Rd
Jones, OK
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Telephone: 740-1414
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Benefits Autism Oklahoma with a 5K, Piece walk and a resource fair. See website for fundraising information. Resource fair, 7:30 a.m. Walk, 8:30 a.m. 5K, 9 a.m.

Cost: $30 & up, Piece Walk, FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 S Mickey Mantle
Oklahoma City, OK
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Young anglers can get “Hooked on Fishing” with the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department’s FREE summer fishing classes for youth. Classes run on select Saturdays in May,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery
Telephone: 297-1426
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Features a FREE all inclusive ride to the Oklahoma River. Meet up at Schlegel’s at 8:30 a.m. or at the Chesapeake Boathouse between 8:40 - 8:50 a.m. and enjoy a ride around the Oklahoma...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 552-4040
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Kids can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to personalize it. All kids get to keep their project...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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Features a safety talk and family bike ride around the park's outer trail, followed by healthy refreshments and fun activities. One lucky rider will win a new bike from Al's Bicycles of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitch Park
1501 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: Edmond Bicycle Committee
Telephone: 359-4796
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Explore animal habitats and learn about conservation. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Scavenger Safari cards are available for kids ages 3-11 at the Zoo’s Guest Services and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Every first Saturday in May, the citizens of Prague, Oklahoma celebrate the rich Czech culture that played a vital role in the city’s founding. The Kolache Festival offers dance, song, food,...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Prague
1107 N Broadway AVe
Prague, OK  74864
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Telephone: 567-4866
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Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood! Demonstrations and activities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK
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Telephone: 800-324-9455
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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 craft projects such as ledger art and paisley pop art to learn about different aspects of Western history and culture. Upon completion, each child earns his or her very own badge For...

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 an exploration of the plants and creatures that live in the ponds and streams at Myriad Botanical Gardens. The class will make pond viewers out of recycled materials. Then, they'll...

Cost: Members, $6; nonmembers, $8

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Re-enactors share the experience of a celebration of May Day, the beginning of the growing season, at the Murrell Home. Visitors will enjoy social activities, dance lessons, entertainment,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
George Murrell Home
19479 E. Murrell Home Rd.
Park Hill, OK  74451
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Sponsor: George Murrell Home
Telephone: (918) 456-2751
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Features arts, crafts, food, entertainment, touch-a-truck, activities for children and family-friendly vendors offering their goods and services.  10:45 a.m. - Herpetologist ...

Cost: Free to attend, participation prices vary

Where:
Casady Square
Britton & Penn Ave
The Village, OK
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Telephone: 755-0710
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Families may participate in activities and games and enjoy live music by Chasing James Band and Sugar Free All Stars and interactive storytelling with Al Bostick. The event is FREE for the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Robbers Cave State Park
HWY 2N
Wilburton , OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma State Parks & OETA
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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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Features a weekly story time with pastries and juice.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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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 30 different vendors showcasing their unique products including handmade jewelry, organic soaps lotions and bath bombs, vintage clothing and more.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Holli's Homemade Salsa & Back to My Roots Clothing
Telephone: 586-8155
Contact Name: Holli North

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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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Features a craft making time. Kids can make something special for their mom. Best suited for ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
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Red Brick Nights in Downtown Guthrie features rotating pop-up shops, food trucks and live music, on the first Saturday each the month.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Downtown Guthrie
2nd & Harrison Ave
Guthrie, OK
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Telephone: 282-1947
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The Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble is taking center stage in four public concerts as they bring radio music to life in an all new one-hour concert series. Music selections include Viva la Vida,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church
Fenn Hall
419 S University Blvd
Norman, OK  73069
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble
Telephone: 757-4643
Contact Name: Jeremy Springer
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Foster kids, families, and child welfare workers are invited for a day of fun. Children and families can enjoy free food, horseback riding, face painting, fishing and other recreational activities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chandler, OK


Sponsor: Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
Telephone: 405-232-4456
Contact Name: Jordyn Banta
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Participating retailers across the country offer a free comic book to all customers to introduce new readers to the comic book medium.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating retailers
, OK


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Features more than 120 artist booths filled with paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and more as well as food vendors, live music and children's activities. Other activities during this...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Edmond
30 W 1st St
Edmond, OK  73003
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Telephone: 249-9391
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The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show featuring artists and quality craftsmen, top area performers, artists demonstrations, children's art activities, a student art show,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Andrew's Park
201 W Daws
Norman, OK  73069
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Telephone: 321-9400
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The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older. Regular fishing regulations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City parks
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City
Telephone: 297-1426
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In honor of its title as Rose Rock Capitol of the World, Noble sets aside the first weekend in May to celebrate the annual Rose Rock Music Festival. The Rose Rock Music Festival begins on Friday...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Noble
304 S Main St
Noble , OK
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Features vintage furniture, decor, handmade treasures, repurposed possessions and more. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: Adults, $5, kids (12&under), FREE

Where:
12699 E Britton Rd
Jones, OK
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Telephone: 740-1414
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