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OKC Foster Families: The Hills

“She would do everything in the world for these kids,” he said. “She wants to take in every kid who doesn’t have a home but it’s hard because you can’t.”

Foster Organizations Join Forces for School Supplies Drive

Circle of Care and Citizens Caring for Children are combining resources this year in their back-to-school efforts to provide more supplies to more foster children. The supplies drives will benefit hundreds of local kids.

SPONSORED: All Foster Parents Are Needed

According to Oklahoma Fosters Initiative, there are nearly 9,600 Oklahoma children in state custody. Between 45-55 percent coming into foster care need recruited foster homes. Minority homes are especially needed.

New Foster Organization Brings Awareness to Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Kids Belong, a non-profit organization helping children in the foster care system, has recently launched activities in the state and appointed Scott Werner as Oklahoma president.

Answering the Call

Churches support families in crisis through CarePortal.
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Life's A Beach

Little Man is not his trauma. He is not his pain and he is not his anger. Little Man is a vast, vast ocean of feeling and right now I’m the beach where he crashes.

A Professional Parent

What could be easier than using the skills and information we share with others? We would be like professional parents.

3 Things Easter Has Taught Me About Foster Care

As foster parents we need to be reminded the story isn’t over. When the past trauma and attachment issues appear to be winning – the story isn’t over. When the days are long and no one is around – the story isn’t over. When all seems destined for failure – the story isn’t over. In fact, Easter reminds us that God can write a new story, one we could have never imagined.

Foster Care Isn't Easy

Foster care isn’t easy, but like I said before, it isn’t meant to be. I accepted the challenge of opening my home and found one of the greatest rewards I never thought possible. My kids are amazing and I love them just as much as if they had come from my own body. I don’t think I saved those kids, I think they saved me.

Her Story Too

Adoption was coming soon and in the midst of all the preparations, our then soon-to-be-adopted children were asked by their case manager what they wanted on their adoption day cake. Our biological daughter, who had been on this journey the entire time, desperately wanted to be asked as well.

Are You My Mother?

When my husband and I started our foster care journey, we originally wanted older children of a similar race. We didn’t have any kids of our own and we were excited, but equally terrified of becoming parents. As the days ticked down for us to receive placement we changed our minds several times, going back and forth about what would be best for us. The day that I received the call for placement our worker seemed frazzled. She was worried about a sibling pair that was going to be taken from a home in a few hours with no place to go.
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FREE Events in OKC

July 2018

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp  features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bass Pro Shop
200 Bass Pro Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 218-5217
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Enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday on the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens from June - September. Show time is 7:30 - 9 p.m. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. Stop by the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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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 20 -...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
400 S. Flood
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 301-9320
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, 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 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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Features a variety of activities for kids to enjoy. Call to reserve your spot.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a fun, high energy magic show with mind reading, stunts, stories and levitation. Best suited for ages 12 & under. See website for times & locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
OKC Metro, OK


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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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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 variety of activities for kids to enjoy. Call to reserve your spot.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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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 non-competitive biathlon-type event that consists of a fun run and swim. Kids get the opportunity to explore the world of multi-sport activities. The event is free and open to boys...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reno Swim & Slide
101 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 739-0066
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Features an hour-long, casually paced ride around Edmond beginning at Hafer Park.  This is for new riders or simply those who want a casual ride. Although this no-drop ride is for adults,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
9th & Bryant
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Bicycle Society
Telephone: 503-5620
Contact Name: Lissa Wohltmann
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Features a fun, high energy magic show with mind reading, stunts, stories and levitation. Best suited for ages 12 & under. See website for times & locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
OKC Metro, OK


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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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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 variety of activities for kids to enjoy. Call to reserve your spot.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Discover how circuits and electricity works with hands-on experiments. Best suited for ages 6 - 12. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The MAC
2733 Marilyn Williams Dr.
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features a screening of family friendly films every Wednesday in June and July. June 6: Enchanted June 13: Sing June 20: Leap June 27: Rock Dog July 4: No Movie July 11: Happy Feet...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-4347
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Features four-course fondue dinner paired with hand-crafted rum cocktails. Caribbean dress encouraged.

Cost: $29.95

Where:
The Melting Pot
4 E. Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 235-1000
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SONIC Summer Movie Nights return to Myriad Botanical Gardens Wednesday nights. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food trucks and vendors....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Garden's Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: SONIC, America’s Drive-In
Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a fun, high energy magic show with mind reading, stunts, stories and levitation. Best suited for ages 12 & under. See website for times & locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
OKC Metro, OK


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Features story time, a movie, crafts and as well as special themed activities. The Summer Thursdays Celebration on May 31 will showcase new museum amenities: NEW Makerspace – A...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 523-3230
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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
Website »

More information

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp  features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bass Pro Shop
200 Bass Pro Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 218-5217
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Beat the summer heat and enjoy some feature family films Thursdays in June and July. June 7: Coco June 14: Wonder Woman June 21: Spider-Man Homecoming June 28: Guardians of the Galaxy...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Features a variety of activities for kids to enjoy. Call to reserve your spot.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Features animal adventures with real live, exotic and domestic animals to learn about the animal lives, their sounds, and how to live alongside them in harmony. Preregister.

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 Leslie Blanchard. She will be signing copies of her book, Lose the Cape: Ain't Nothing But a Teen Thang. There will be refreshments. Best of Books will be donating a portion of the...

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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Enjoy a movie at the library each week, all summer long. Enjoy free concessions too. Bring a pillow and blanket for maximum comfort. Best suited for ages 12 & up. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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Spend an evening under the trees at Hafer Park with your family enjoying local bands every Thursday starting May 24 and continuing until August 9. Upcoming performances include: May 24:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Live music on the patio continues throughout July. Schedule: Thursday 7/5 - Superfreak Friday 7/6 - Matt Blagg Saturday 7/7 - Eric Dunkin Thursday 7/12 - Time Machine Friday 7/13 - The...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
9221 Lake Hefner Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 749-1995
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Features a series of FREE concerts of a variety of musical genres including country, classic rock, patriotic, classical and pop every Thursday night between June 7 - August 2. Those attending...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W. Vandament
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: City of Yukon Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 350-8937
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Features a fun, high energy magic show with mind reading, stunts, stories and levitation. Best suited for ages 12 & under. See website for times & locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
OKC Metro, OK


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Porter celebrates its prize crop with arts and crafts, games, a parade, car show, 5K run, peach auction, music, food, tractor pull, carnival, pet show and, of course, plenty of peaches. FREE...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Downtown Porter
Porter, OK


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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features fun activities for kids including a turtle race, a carnival, magic show and more, every Friday morning all summer long.  June 8: Touch-a-Truck at Chisholm Trail Park (Touch A...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Parks
Yukon, OK


Telephone: 354-8442
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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
Website »

More information

Features a variety of activities for kids to enjoy. Call to reserve your spot.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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The monthly Fridays, Food Trucks & Tunes festivals feature family-friendly fun, live music and plenty of food served fresh out of the kitchens on wheels lined up along Main Street.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
8th Ave & Husband St
Stillwater, OK
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Telephone: 533-8585
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Features live music, craft beer & cocktails. Performances include: June 29: Bread and Butter Band July 6: Hosty July 13: Jason Young Band July 20: Travis Linville July 27:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
RIVERSPORT Rapids Patio
800 Riversport Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 552-4040
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Features live music, shopping, vendors, food trucks, face painting and children's activities. Lawn chairs welcome.

Cost: Free to enter

Where:
10 West Main Shopping Center Parking Lot
10 West Main street
Yukon, OK  73099
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Telephone: 823-2429
Contact Name: Miklyn McMahon
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Live music on the patio continues throughout July. Schedule: Thursday 7/5 - Superfreak Friday 7/6 - Matt Blagg Saturday 7/7 - Eric Dunkin Thursday 7/12 - Time Machine Friday 7/13 - The...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
9221 Lake Hefner Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 749-1995
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My So Called Band will perform at the Bricktown Beach. Bring a lawn chair, grab some food at a nearby food truck, and enjoy some tunes with your toes in the sand.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Bricktown Beach
Sheridan Ave. and N. Mickey Mantle Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

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Features a fun, high energy magic show with mind reading, stunts, stories and levitation. Best suited for ages 12 & under. See website for times & locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
OKC Metro, OK


Website »

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Porter celebrates its prize crop with arts and crafts, games, a parade, car show, 5K run, peach auction, music, food, tractor pull, carnival, pet show and, of course, plenty of peaches. FREE...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Downtown Porter
Porter, 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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Go on a augmented-reality historical treasure hunt all about Oklahoma in the search of a cash prize. Using an app, scavenger hunters navigate clues that are hidden in the past. Download the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: deadCENTER
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Celebrate the unveiling with free Hurts Donuts and a performance by Spaghetti Eddie.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Red Andrews Park
720 NW 8th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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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 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 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 a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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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 author Kimberly Anderson. She will be signing copies of her new book, Be Kind.

Cost: Free

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 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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Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp  features fun games for kids, and activities and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bass Pro Shop
200 Bass Pro Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 218-5217
Website »

More information

Live music on the patio continues throughout July. Schedule: Thursday 7/5 - Superfreak Friday 7/6 - Matt Blagg Saturday 7/7 - Eric Dunkin Thursday 7/12 - Time Machine Friday 7/13 - The...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
9221 Lake Hefner Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
View map »


Telephone: 749-1995
Website »

More information

Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Porter celebrates its prize crop with arts and crafts, games, a parade, car show, 5K run, peach auction, music, food, tractor pull, carnival, pet show and, of course, plenty of peaches. FREE...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Downtown Porter
Porter, OK


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