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Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

Every child should have the opportunity to explore their interests, develop skills and have fun with friends. The OKC metro offers many programs to help children and adults with special needs get into the game and participate in a wide variety of activities.

SPONSORED: Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.
SPONSORED: Local Mom Creates Products to Help 'Fidgety' Students

SPONSORED: Local Mom Creates Products to Help 'Fidgety' Students

A mom and educator who works with several local universities, Dr. Jane Humphries, developed a product for a friend's 3rd grade son and since it's helped hundreds of students.
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Special Needs & Free Events in OKC

May 2016

Features FREE hearing screenings for ages 4-18 and FREE speech and language screenings for ages 0 - 18 as well as FREE snow cones and the chance to win door prizes.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Speech Pathway
6905 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 603-6622
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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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The Blue Dome Arts Festival, held within the historic Blue Dome Entertainment District in downtown Tulsa, features over 200 vendors and artists featuring handmade crafts, paintings, pottery,...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Blue Dome Entertainment District
2nd & Elgin
Tulsa, OK
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The Oklahoma City Dodgers roll out the red carpet for families during Sunday home games with a host of fun filled activities including mascot meet & greets, player autograph sessions,...

Cost: $8 & up

Where:
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 S Mickey Mantle Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Chaparral Energy
Telephone: 218-1000
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The Depot in Norman hosts a free Summer Breeze concert series throughout the summer at Lions Park. Bring seating, refreshments and enjoy the live music provided by top artists. May 22 - Dusty...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
400 S. Flood
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 301-9320
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The first-ever in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend is a family-friendly festival featuring a myriad of activities, including an outdoor flea market, fashion show, ultra-lounge dance party,...

Cost: FREE to attend.

Where:
First Christian Church
3700 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Okie Mod Squad
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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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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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Features readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time. Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided free...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a stimulating program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students 9-12 years old will enjoy activities that encourage thinking and building outside the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Jen
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The Lunar Sooners invite you to try out their telescopes and join them for astronomy demonstrations. Two sessions to choose from: 7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8 - 9 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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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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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided free...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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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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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.  Best suited...

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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Forever Young Toy Shoppe hosts FREE craft activities 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Forever Young Toy Shoppe
7835 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK  73012
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Sponsor: Forever Young Toy Shoppe
Telephone: 212-6242
Contact Name: Tiffany Wade
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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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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided free...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time. Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
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Join Ms. Connie and the Cow for story time every Thursday.  No story time held on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chick-fil-a at 2nd & Bryant
1210 E 2nd Street
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 330-1141 x 2
Contact Name: Jennifer Kellner
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, crafts and snacks.

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 readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
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Features a morning for outdoor fun for the whole family, rain or shine. Each month will feature new activities and ways to enjoy the outdoors. Gather on the south side of the parking lot by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Contact Name: Mae Kiggins or Emma Yeung
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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
Website »

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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided free...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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On your mark! Get set! READ! Kick off summer reading with a night of fun, games, and food. Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. No registration required.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Lizzy Moser
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The Mustang Public Library will host game night for teens on the last Thursday of each month. Teens may bring their own games or play some of the games in the Teen Zone.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Jen
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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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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
Website »

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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided free...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Website »

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Celebrate summer reading with activities, crafts and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2644
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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 last Friday of each month...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Midtown
NW 8th St & N Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 234-7960
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Features FREE popcorn, $1 snow cones and family-friendly movies under the stars. The 2016 movie line up is: May 27: Minions August 12: TBA The movies will begin at approximately 9...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Park Multi-purpose Pavilion and Amphitheater
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Sponsor: City of Moore
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Kick off summer with a farmers market followed by entertainment from live local bands, inflatables and a dodgeball tournament. The tournament is open ages 16 & up. Teams can play for $30,...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-4332
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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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Features FREE food, prizes and family friendly fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sarah Stewart Legal Group Offices
9636 N May
Okc, OK
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Sponsor: Sarah Stewart Legal Group
Telephone: 548-5763
Contact Name: Sarah Stewart
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Enjoy heart pounding action at the Discover Aviation & Airshow Spectacular presented by the Sundance Flight Academy at Sundance Airport featuring pilots from across the nation.  Spectators...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sundance Airport
13000 North Sara Road
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 373-3886
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Celebrating 40 years, visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry. The Festival...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Telephone: 525-2688
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Learn how to use your power tools safely. This is a hands on event, so come prepared to get a little dusty. The class is free to the public. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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The Bethany 66 Festival is a family-friendly event featuring food, downtown sidewalk sales, antiques, commercial exhibits and children's activities.  Browse through rows of classic cars in...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Ashbury & College Ave
Bethany, OK  73008
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Telephone: 312-0155
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Features live performances from local talent including dance groups, church choirs, rappers, poets, singers and musicians as well as food trucks, unique vendors and a car show.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Karen Flea Market
4700 S. Bryant
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 881-0564
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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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Artists can apply to be part of the first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near Oklahoma Contemporary's Showroom. Submissions are being accepted now through...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Contemporary's Showrrom
1146 N. Broadway Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Telephone: 604-0042
Contact Name: Lori Brooks
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Stroll through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum in search of these magical sprites. Along the way, learn about trees and plants that would grow well in your own garden. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Garden
3400 NW 36th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 943-0827
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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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Forever Young Toy Shoppe hosts FREE craft activities on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Forever Young Toy Shoppe
7835 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK  73008
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Telephone: 212-6242
Contact Name: Tiffany Wade
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The COBA Baby Café is a free drop-in or stay event that provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. When you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Springlake Campus ( room J)
Metro Technology Center
1900 Springlake Drive
OKC, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates
Contact Name: Danielle Lugrand, CLC
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On the last Saturday of the month, Joe's Makers Fair features the makers of anything safe, not obscene, legal and fun. Spectators can provide invaluable constructive criticism...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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The Food Truck Triple Play is a family and pet friendly event featuring live music, over 35 food trucks and cold drinks. The event, which was slated for April 29 has been rescheduled for...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Joe Carter Parking Lot
Reno & Joe Carter Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Dodgers & Oklahoma Independent Food Truck Association
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Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center with festivities including cultural demonstrations, traditional games and a family films in the Anoli' Theater. Fees apply...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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