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Sensory-Friendly Fun With the OKC Thunder

Even if your family is the biggest Thunder fan on the block, catching the game at home has historically been the only good option for kids with sensory sensitivities.

Special Needs Guide

See our Special Needs Guide.

Inclusive OKC: Oklahoma City Zoo

The OKC Zoo is now only one of 12 zoos and aquariums certified “sensory inclusive” in the nation.

Equal Play: 5 OKC Playgrounds for All Abilities

Thankfully, more and more metro parks are making upgrades and adjustments to make them more inclusive to kids with disabilities.

Beyond the Basket: Easter celebrations that are more than just egg hunts

Oklahoma City offers tons of Easter events throughout the end of this month and beginning of April that are so much more than just carrying around a basket of treats.

Inclusive OKC: Western Sizzlin in Moore

Inclusive OKC‘s goal is to highlight the businesses that go above and beyond to make sure that everyone’s experience is exceptional.
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October 2018

Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Robbers Cave State Park
Wilburton, OK


Telephone: 918-465-3400
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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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, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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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 stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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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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Screen a different horror movie each Tuesday evening during the month of October. Refreshments will be available to all moviegoers. Contact the library at 732-4828 to find out title information.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4820
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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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 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 a meal and small groups for age 2 to high school. Enter the north doors of the church. 

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
10600 N Council Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Sponsor: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Telephone: 721-0590
Contact Name: Risa Powell
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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 curated selection of movies in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. See website for a complete list of movies. Popcorn provided. Museum admission is free to all guests on Wide...

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 dinner for the family and classes and activities to feed your spirit. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Classes start at 6 or 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available for infants. For more...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 West Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 751-0755
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Features trunk-or-treating and activities for kids as well as an art show.  

Cost: Free

Where:
SpringHIll Suites OKC Quail Springs
3201 W Memorial
Oklahoma City, OK  73134
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Sponsor: SpringHill Suites OKC Quail Springs
Telephone: 749-1595
Contact Name: Zach Geary
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Features indoor trick-or-treating at participating retailers and a costume contest. Costumes are welcome but only during event hours. Judging will begin at 6:31 p.m., followed by awards at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall
1900 NW Expwy
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 841-2696
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

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

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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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The workshop will provide insight into why opioid addiction has become such a problem in Oklahoma, define the major classification of mental health disorders and the impact of opioid abuse on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OSU Extension Conference Center
2500 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 713-1125
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Mom-ing is hard! You don’t have to walk this incredible, crazy and oftentimes overwhelming journey alone.  Enjoy fellowship, encouragement and inspiration as the group explores...

Cost: Free to attend; Optional Breakfast, $5

Where:
St. Luke's Edmond
900 N. Sooner Road
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: St. Luke's Edmond
Telephone: 285-2002
Contact Name: Taylor Easttom
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Features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. 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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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 the galleries while hunting for prizes, snap a photo with props at the photo booth, get your face painted or create the perfect fall craft. Kid-friendly costumes are encouraged.

Cost: 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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Discover clues, solve puzzles, and open the lock to escape Dracula’s castle. For ages 12 - 18.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Features face painting, games and prizes, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Thunderbird State Park
13101 Alameda Dr
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 360-3572

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Features a free indoor trick-or-treat alternative hosted by Oklahoma City University in the Walker Hall residence hall.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City University: Walker Hall
1829 Noble Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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Sponsor: Housing & Residence Life
Telephone: 208-6289
Contact Name: LaVetra Stevenson
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Features children's author David Shannon. He will be signing copies of his new book, Grow Up, David!

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Features a family friendly evening of ping pong. All experience levels welcome. Staff will be on hand offering tutorials of how to play. Best suited for ages 6 & up. Kids 6 - 11 must be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

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


Website »

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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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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 a family-friendly, frightening film to celebrate Halloween. Movie is rated PG.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman East Library
3051 E Alameda
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 217-0770
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Features trunk-or-treat, games, half-mile costume walk and food. In the event of rain, Fall Fest will be held in the basement of the church.

Cost: Free to attend; costume walk, $5

Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4400 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Telephone: 524-2224
Contact Name: Heather Selement
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Features trunk-or-treat and carnival games outdoors. Indoors, guests can enjoy a costume contest, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk and more. The evening will conclude with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Church of the Servant
14343 N MacArthur
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Sponsor: Church of the Servant
Telephone: 721-4141
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Features inflatables, a trackless train, food trucks, a jitterbug swing, a mega cakewalk, face painting, tattoos, games, candy and more. Family friendly costumes are encouraged.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland Avenue
OKC, OK  73134
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Sponsor: Crossings Community Church
Telephone: 302-1258
Contact Name: Lori Bunyar
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Features a screening of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist, written by Steven Spielberg. Movie is rated PG.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Main Street will closed to create a fun environment for trick-or-treating, games, activities, costume contest & prizes.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main & Jones Street
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-8095
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

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


Website »

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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
Website »

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Features fall-themed activities including face painting, caramel apple and s'mores stations, pumpkin painting and a fall movie. Families are encouraged to donate canned and other...

Cost: Donations encouraged.

Where:
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 S Mickey Mantle Drive
Oklahoma City Dodgers
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: OKC Dodgers Baseball
Telephone: 218-2115
Contact Name: Shelby Kirkes
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Features an active, Halloween-themed story time. Costumes welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman East Library
3051 E Alameda
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 217-0770
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Drop off unused medications for proper disposal at several Homeland and Cash Saver locations. Homeland: 9225 N May Ave 1108 NW 18th St Cash Saver 4129 SE 29th St, Del City

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City Metro, OK

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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 half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a different amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two as well. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out New World Comics' Facebook page...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-7634
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Features live music, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, trick or treating, and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany City Hall
6700 NW 36th St
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: City of Bethany
Telephone: 603-3521
Contact Name: Jessica Aycock
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Features story time and a book signing with children's author, Anita Schlaht.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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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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Features a themed story time and related activity.

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
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Features trick-or-treating for your children and dogs, a pooch parade with prizes, make and take art, cake walk, clowns, balloons, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes, animal rescues,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tony's Tree Plantation
3801 South Post Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73150
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Telephone: 602-1851
Contact Name: Melissa Smith
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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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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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Learn snake anatomy, how to recognize venomous snakes, how to care for a pet snake and why snakes are our friends. Larry Daniel from the Oklahoma Herpetological Society will bring live snakes....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
7941 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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Commemorate the Day of the Dead with your own hand decorated ceramic skull. All materials will be provided. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2644
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Features trick-or-treating, bounce houses and face painting. Costumes welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Châtenay Square
10600 S Penn Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a sensory-friendly Bible walk, a sensory room, a glow in the dark room and other games.  Costumes are welcome.  Preregister at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
8140 NW 36th St.
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: St. Mark's UMC
Telephone: 789-9033
Contact Name: Kayla Gannon
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Features 20-30 trunks decorated by staff and community partners along with games and refreshments.  Family-friendly costumes are welcomed, and treat bags will be provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Britton Health Center
721 West Britton Road
OKC, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Variety Care
Telephone: 632-6688
Contact Name: Lance Evans
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Features family fun activities including trick-or-treating, food trucks, inflatables, games, music & candy. The Moore Public Library will also be open offering Halloween activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Old Town Moore
Broadway Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5000
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Features crafts, photo booth, games and more. All ages welcome; costumes encouraged.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Sponsor: Friends of the Moore Public Library
Telephone: 793-4347
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Features inflatables, carnival games, prizes and hot dogs for the first 200 guests. Costumes welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southmoore Baptist Church
3801 S Broadway St.
Moore, OK  73160
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Sponsor: Southmoore Baptist Church
Telephone: 794-5491
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Features a family friend trunk-or-treat event. Park at Crossings Edmond and take the free shuttle straight to the event. Family friendly costumes encouraged.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossings Edmond
1500 West Covell Road
Edmond, OK  73003
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Sponsor: Crossings Edmond
Telephone: 242-5464
Contact Name: Megan King
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Features decorated vehicles and candy for kids in a safe & fun environment. Costumes encouraged.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitch Park
1501 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features a Bible Walk, trunk-or-treating, games and pumpkin chunkin.

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
8140 NW 36th St.
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: St. Mark's UMC
Telephone: 789-9033
Contact Name: Jimmie Sears
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Features a night of indoor trick-or-treating, Halloween games, and a FREE chili dinner, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Please, no scary costumes.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Presbyterian Church
5101 N May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Central Presbyterian Church
Telephone: 473-5989
Contact Name: Jeri Lunsford
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Enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus. Kids can enjoy free s'mores and Halloween candy.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Riversport OKC
800 Riversport Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 552-4040
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

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


Website »

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