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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

January 2016

"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
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The campus will be open for tours for prospective students and their parents.

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Philip Neri Catholic School
1121 Felix Place
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Telephone: 274-9685
Contact Name: Joy Rose Murphy
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For prospective students, Pre-kindergarten through 8th Grade, and their parents to learn more about the school and meet staff.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
All Saints Catholic School
4001 36t Ave NW
Norman , OK
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Telephone: 447-4600
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Learn some fun and easy recipes together every Sunday.  Ages 5-8, 2 - 3 p.m.; Ages 9-12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Register weekly by Friday at 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Uptown Grocery Co.
1230 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK  73003
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Telephone: 509-2700
Contact Name: Weskey Compton
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Learn about the Catholic School of St. Eugene during the annual Open House.  School staff and parents will be available for tours and can answer questions about the school.  

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Catholic School of St. Eugene
2400 West Hefner
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 751-0067
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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What's afoot at the library? The animals have come out to play! What mischief will they get into when the lights go out at the end of the day? Register your stuffed animal and then bring...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Public Library
10 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
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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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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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Build creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun, hands-on way. Brainiacs is an after-school program designed for ages 9 and up. The program is a four week...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Lizzy
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The INTEGRIS Hispanic Health Initiative launches its annual Hispanic Weight Loss Challenge, “Gane … Perdiendo,” or “Win … Losing,” in partnership with Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Maria Virgin Episcopal Church Gym
5500 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 951-2277

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In Calm Waters support groups, children and parents learn tools to help them through their grief process such as, self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication and an opportunity to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
4334 NW Expressway, Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 841-4800
Website »

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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

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Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


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"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
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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
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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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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Features a support group for parents with children suffering from addictions.  The speaker meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and usually last just over one hour.  Afterwards, there is time...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Oklahoma Blood Institute
33rd & Broadway
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 642-8198
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In Calm Waters support groups, children and parents learn tools to help them through their grief process such as, self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication and an opportunity to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
4334 NW Expressway, Ste 101
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 841-4800
Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

More information

Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


Website »

More information

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"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
Website »

More information

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
Website »

More information

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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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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More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 405-840-9993
Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

More information

Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
Website »

More information

At Martin Park Nature Center's weekly Thursday & Saturday Nature Story Times, children ages  3 - 7 can learn about nature through colorful books and engaging activities. Outdoor hikes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
Website »

More information

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 »

More information

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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Features Colonial Williamsburg Foundation representative Bryan Austin as he portrays President Madison. Seating is limited so early arrival is recommended.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 522-3602
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

More information

Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


Website »

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The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy will host a two day dental clinic for people of all ages. At no cost to patients, a variety of services will be offered including cleanings, extractions, filling and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and Delta Dental of Oklahoma's Oral Health Foundation
Website »

More information

"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
Website »

More information

Features stories, songs and movement. Best suited for boys and girls ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Velocity Dance Center
11122 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-8807
Website »

More information

In February, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show in the Paseo District. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception during the Paseo...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo Gallery One
2927 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
Telephone: 415-8410
Contact Name: Kinsey Crocker
Website »

More information

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 »

More information

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is supporting the message of Wear Red Day by hosting a photo opportunity on the Great Lawn. At noon on Feb. 5, Oklahomans dressed in red will join together to form the...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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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
Website »

More information

The INTEGRIS Hispanic Health Initiative launches its annual Hispanic Weight Loss Challenge, “Gane … Perdiendo,” or “Win … Losing,” in partnership with Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Maria Virgin Episcopal Church Gym
5500 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 951-2277

More information

Local author Marian Llanos will host a book launch party of her new book, A Superpower for Me. The festivities will include cookies (first come, first serve), bookmark giveaway, story time and a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Higher Grounds Coffee Shoppe & Bakery
5814 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

More information

Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

More information

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The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy will host a two day dental clinic for people of all ages. At no cost to patients, a variety of services will be offered including cleanings, extractions, filling and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and Delta Dental of Oklahoma's Oral Health Foundation
Website »

More information

"The Secret Life of the City" is a street art exhibit incorporating the work of eight central Oklahoma artists. Working in a variety of media, each artist has created a piece the size of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Underground of downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 235-3500
Website »

More information

At Martin Park Nature Center's weekly Thursday & Saturday Nature Story Times, children ages  3 - 7 can learn about nature through colorful books and engaging activities. Outdoor hikes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
Website »

More information

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 fun activities focused on the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in the American West. A gallery guide will be provided to seek out interactive educational stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Telephone: 478-2250
Contact Name: Diana Fields
Website »

More information

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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Langmore, preeminent photographer of the American cowboy, discusses his work in the new exhibition and Norman Sandfield talks about his collection of bolo ties on view. Following his gallery talk,...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Telephone: 478-2250
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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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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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Website »

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In February, artists who are experiencing homelessness will display their work in an art show in the Paseo District. The exhibit will begin with an opening reception during the Paseo...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo Gallery One
2927 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Homeless Alliance
Telephone: 415-8410
Contact Name: Kinsey Crocker
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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Features a come&go party with a pop-up card demonstration as well as music, light refreshments and more. The Library is accepting soda pop donations for the Friends of the Library Book Fair...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
Website »

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Do swans mate for life? What about lobsters? During the “Month of Love," learn about what animals in the wild are in it for the long run. Preregister. Best suited for ages 12 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
Website »

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Norman will host its 22nd Mardi Gras Parade, rain or shine, on Feb. 6 in Downtown Norman. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and starts at Jones and Main, continues east to Crawford, Comanche,then back to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman at Main & Peters
, OK


Website »

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Features a performance of Yes Indeed, Mrs. Hannah Atkins by Rhythmically Speaking. Mrs. Hannah Atkins was an early rising, tea sipping, no non-sense dedicated public servant. Hannah was the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library System
Various, OK


Website »

More information

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. FREE days are: January 2...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City parks
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City
Telephone: 297-1426
Website »

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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 631-4468
Website »

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