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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.

Inclusive OKC: Sakana Sushi

Johnnie Le, owner of Sakana Sushi in Moore, recently put a spin on things when he used social media to invite customers of all abilities and needs to visit his restaurant.
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Special Needs & Free Events in OKC

August 2018

Features free school supplies, food, drinks, hair cuts and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Silverleaf Shopping Center
1200 N Eastern Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Imani, Meals by Starks, Wal-Mart, and Little Caesers

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Features a free concert with Lucas Ross as emcee.  Refreshments available for purchase. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Czech Hall
205 N Czech Hall Road
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Accordion Club
Telephone: 949-0394
Contact Name: Karen West
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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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Explore and play at numerous sensory themed activity stations.   For children ages 2 - 6.

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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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 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 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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Save the world from a devastating outbreak of disease or become a giant raging movie monster in a battle to take over the world!  Expand your critical thinking and problem solving skills...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 634-6308
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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 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
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This camp will engage kids in the science inquiry and engineering design processes using fun, hands-on activities with Ruff Ruffman and his friends. Preregister. For ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: OETA Ready to Learn
Telephone: 606-3580
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Features story time, songs and a little bit of dancing hosted by representatives of the Moore library for kids ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Boxcar
2100 N Eastern Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 759-7295
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Features a story time with award-winning author, Gwendolyn Hooks, a book signing and craft. Attendees can also take home a copy of her book, If You Were a Kid in the Civil Rights Movement (free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Kids ages 12 & up can use clues and solve puzzles to see if they can escape before the time runs out.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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This free program will celebrate the NAACP Youth Council and the many individuals who later joined Luper to protest segregation in public accommodations. Enjoy a performance by the Ambassadors...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 522-0765
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Features a FREE family-friendly concert. Dates are weather-dependent. 8/2 - Cutter 8/3 - Rockwell Ryan 8/4 - Ocean Duo 8/9 - Cutter 8/10 - Tandem 8/11 - Derek Harris 8/16 - Cutter 8/17...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
1820 Legacy Park Drive
Norman, OK  73069
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Telephone: 701-5501
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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 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 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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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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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 a FREE family-friendly concert. Dates are weather-dependent. 8/2 - Cutter 8/3 - Rockwell Ryan 8/4 - Ocean Duo 8/9 - Cutter 8/10 - Tandem 8/11 - Derek Harris 8/16 - Cutter 8/17...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
1820 Legacy Park Drive
Norman, OK  73069
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Telephone: 701-5501
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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 remodeling, building and landscaping experts as well as exhibits and informative seminars. Friday, 2 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a re-enactment of the march and sit-in at Kaisers. Organizers will meet at Frontline Church to talk about the history of the event. The march to Kaisers will be from  9:30 to 10...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Frontline Church
1104 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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The LOVE OKC One Day event will provide over $1 million in goods and services in a single day to children and families in the form of food, health services, haircuts, family portraits,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
State Fair Park Expo Hall
3001 General Pershing
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: LOVE OKC
Telephone: 748-0228
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Features live music, games, prizes, food trucks, inflatables, and more. Event attendees can also tour the new facility through an interactive yellow brick road full of whimsical characters and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Britton Health Center
721 West Britton Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: Variety Care
Telephone: 632-6688
Contact Name: Lance Evans
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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 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 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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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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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 non-competitive bowling for the differently-abled, family & friends in a safe and fun environment.  Ramps and bumpers are available. Two start times are available: 11 a.m....

Cost: $3 per game bowled

Where:
Bronco Bowl
133 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Sponsor: Autism Oklahoma
Telephone: 256-5515
Contact Name: Debra Brakefield
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Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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Features non-competitive bowling for the differently-abled, family & friends in a safe and fun environment.  Ramps and bumpers are available. Two start times are available: 11 a.m....

Cost: $3 per game bowled

Where:
Bronco Bowl
133 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Sponsor: Autism Oklahoma
Telephone: 256-5515
Contact Name: Debra Brakefield
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Learn about the different kinds of animal poop and even how people use it. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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Features a first full-length documentary made about Aldo Leopold, one of the earliest leaders in conservation. The documentary delves into his beginnings, his career and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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Features free food, music, inflatables, ball games, face painting and more. *Bring lawn chairs and sunblock

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitch Park Pavilion
1501 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK  73003
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Sponsor: Winners Church
Telephone: 323-0790
Contact Name: Hilda Martin
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Features a FREE family-friendly concert. Dates are weather-dependent. 8/2 - Cutter 8/3 - Rockwell Ryan 8/4 - Ocean Duo 8/9 - Cutter 8/10 - Tandem 8/11 - Derek Harris 8/16 - Cutter 8/17...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Redrock Canyon Grill
1820 Legacy Park Drive
Norman, OK  73069
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Telephone: 701-5501
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Features a 75-minute collection of the Internet's finest cat videos as well as food trucks, live music and family friendly activities. Activities include cat ear headband craft for a $2...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features remodeling, building and landscaping experts as well as exhibits and informative seminars. Friday, 2 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
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
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Enjoy trains and tracks of all layouts and sizes. Model train enthusiasts from the Oklahoma N-Rail, Oklahoma Model Railroad Association, Central Oklahoma T-Trak Trekkers Enjoying N-Scale, For the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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