Christmas Eve Fun & Traditions

Every family celebrates Christmas Eve in their own unique way, because each family is unique and special.  Christmas Eve traditions can be sentimental or scared. Families love to reminiscence about the past and look forward to the tradition and making future memories.  It is always special to hear how newly married couples will incorporate their childhood traditions into their new family.

In our family we go to church then come home to find presents on the front porch for each family member.  In the package is new pajamas.  We then all put on our new jammies, gather around the tree and read the Christmas story from our Bible.

If you’re looking for some new ideas for your family’s Christmas Eve, one of these ideas might be worth adding to your tradition.

Make a hot cocoa bar

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Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa

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Read Christmas Stories

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Make the Reindeer Snacks

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Play Christmas board games

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Merry Christmas from all of us on The RED Team!!

Winter Break Activities

Christmas and winter break are approaching quickly! Here is a list of camps and activities to keep you and the kiddos from going stir crazy while out of school. We hope you enjoy this time with family and friends!

 

Through Jan. 5

Edmond Ice Rink at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $6; train rides, $3. Winter Break hours: Monday – Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 9 p.m. except on New Year’s Eve, noon – 10 p.m.

Through Feb. 2

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Botanical Gardens (113 S Robinson) features daily public skating, private parties, and special events all winter long. $13, includes skate rental; $8, without; $7 for members. Monday-Thursday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 7 p.m.

Dec. 19

Third Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features musical performances, art activities, live entertainment and more. $12; members, free. 5 – 9 p.m.

Sounds of the Season Concert at Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium (850 Yukon Ave, Yukon) features a holiday performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. $10. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

FREE Gingerbread Challenge at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Compete to make and decorate the best confectionary creation. All ages welcome. Preregister. 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 – 20

Winter Mornings at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Make a natural ornament, learn about winter plants and animals at the education table, play games, read a holiday book and embark on a scavenger hunt in the Crystal Bridge and Children’s Garden. Then, make a cup of hot chocolate in the Garden Classroom and enjoy more holiday festivities. All ages welcome. Members, $6; nonmembers, $8 (1 free adult Crystal Bridge admission per paying child). 10 a.m. – noon.

Dec. 21

Parent Night Out at Artsy Learning Center (1215 36th Ave NW, Norman) features pizza, a movie, crafts and play time for kids. $35; $30 per sibling. 1 – 5 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan 3

Winter Break Camps at OKC Recreation Centers (various locations) features an assortment of activities that promote community involvement in recreation, cultural, health and family life. Daily snacks are included. For ages 6 – 15. $50. See website for times and locations.

Dec. 23, 27, 30 & 31, Jan. 2 & 3

Winter Break Theatre Day Camps at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) offers kids a look into theater and musical theater. For kids ages 5 – 13. $45 per day. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 606-7003

Dec. 23, 26, 27, 30 & 31, Jan. 2, 3 & 6

Kids Art Camps at Artsy Rose Academy (7739 W Hefner Rd) features all kinds of art fun, such as watercolor painting, drawing, mixed media and more. For ages 4-15. Please bring a sack lunch, snack and drink each day. $50 per day. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3

Winter Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of family-friendly activities including scavenger hunts, crafts and more. Free with admission while supplies last. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec. 23, 27 & 30, Jan 2,3 & 6

Schools Out Day Camps at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) welcomes ages 4-11 to learn more about nature and their favorite animals. Snacks provided, but campers should bring their own lunch. Members, $40 per day; nonmembers, $45. 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Dec. 22

Winter Solstice Walk at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features a guided tour of the prehistoric Native American archaeological site to discuss the powerful Caddoans who created the mounds, how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Adults, $5; kids, $3. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Dec. 26 – 27 & Jan. 2 – 3

Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a two-day camp exploring a variety of scientific principles. For age 4 – 6th grade. Members, $45-$90; nonmembers, $50- $100. 9 a.m. – noon & 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christmas Break Camp at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features e games, crafts, sports and field trips. For ages 5 – 11. Preregister. Resident, $45; nonresident, $55. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 21

Nutcracker Tea in the Kingdom of Sweets at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features treats and favorite characters from The Nutcracker. $30-$35. 4 – 6 p.m.

Dec. 23, 24, 26 & 27

Winter Break Camps at Soccer City (4520 Old Farm Rd) offers kids ages 4 – 15 a chance to enhance their soccer skills. $30-$75. 9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m. All day option available. Also held: Dec. 30 – Jan. 2. 748-3888

Dec. 23

Holly Jolly Horse Camp at Cadence Equestrian (14150 S Pine St, Edmond) features daily horse riding lessons, horsemanship skill building and more. For ages 5-15. Preregister. $100. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dec. 28

FREE Eagle Watch at Lake Thunderbird State Park (1201 Clear Bay Ave, Norman) features a tour of the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter home. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately. Each eagle watch is limited, so reservations are required. 1 p.m.

Dec. 27

Thunder Youth Basketball Hustle Camps at The Link at First Moore Baptist Church (301 NE 27th St, Moore) is designed for athletes ages 6-14 years old at all skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to play on the court of the pros, grow in the fundamentals of the game and engage in a hands-on, team-centric environment. $65. Ages 6 – 9; 8 a.m. – noon; 10 – 14, 1 – 5 p.m.

Dec. 30 – 31 & Jan. 2 – 3

Christmas Break Volleyball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their volleyball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 – 11 a.m.

Christmas Break Art Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Christmas Break Gizmos, Gadgets & Thangs Camp: Robots at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Learn to build your own robot. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $25. 1 – 4 p.m.

Dec. 31

Noon Year’s Eve Activities at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium (308 W Franklin Ln, Stillwater) features fun family activities suited for all ages. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features games, crafts, music and more to celebrate the last noon of 2016. 11 a.m. – noon

FREE Happy Noon Year’s Activities at the Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St) features games, crafts and a noon-time countdown. 11 a.m. – noon.

Opening Night Finale 5K at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) takes you through downtown and back to Bicentennial Park. Participants are encouraged to dress festive. $30-$40. 3 p.m.

Opening Night at Bicentennial Park (500 Couch Dr) features evening of music, comedy, magic and fireworks at midnight to ring in the New Year. $8 in advance, $10 at the event, children under 5, FREE.7 p.m. to midnight.

New Years Eve at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features dinner in the Museum Café and views of the downtown fireworks from the rooftop at midnight. Prices vary. 7 p.m. – midnight.

New Year’s Eve Bash at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features skating, party favors, door prizes and a sparkling grape juice toast and balloon drop at midnight. All age welcome. $15. 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Jan. 2 – 3

Christmas Break Basketball Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) teaches basic techniques to help young athletes improve their basketball skills. For ages 7 – 14. Preregister. $55. 9 a.m. – noon.

Extreme Animals Christmas Break Camp at The Station Recreation Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore). Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more to learn about different animal habitats. For ages 6 – 12. Preregister. $80. 9 a.m. – noon

Jan. 3 – 5

Eagle Watch at Arcadia Lake (9000 E 2nd, Edmond) features an information display at the park office and majestic eagles in their natural habitat. $3 per vehicle. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 4

FREE Fishing Day at OKC Lakes & Ponds (various locations). No city permit required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older.

Learn to Curl at Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn the basic rules and etiquette of curling from The Oklahoma Curling Club. Dress warm and wear rubber soled shoes. Equipment provided. Preregister. For ages 10 & up. Members, $20; nonmembers, $25. 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features horse-related crafts including a horseshoe picture frame, storytelling and a showing of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – noon.

Jan 6

FREE First Mondays for Kids at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua, Norman) features complimentary admission for kids 17 years old and under on the first Monday of each month. General admission applies to guests 18 and older. Adults (18-64), $8; seniors (65+), $6; Kids (17 & under), FREE. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

12 Days of Christmas Books

Did you know in Iceland books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents? After opening their presents they spend the rest of the evening in bed reading and eating chocolate!

Well, I couldn’t pick just one book to share with you, so I have narrowed it down to 12.  One book for each night for the kids to unwrap and read.  By the time Christmas Eve arrives they will have a quite a stack to read through. Each year you can  re- wrap the same books or you can add new books to your Christmas collection.

 Room for a Little One  

“The story of Jesus’ birth in that Bethlehem manager is told in this sweet tale from the perspective of the animals.”

Age Range 2-8 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic Seuss) by [Dr. Seuss]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“No Christmas season is complete without the Grinch and all of the Whos in Whoville who help him find the true meaning of Christmas.”

Age Range 5-9 

Christmas Love Letters from God 

“The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page.”

Age Range 4-8

Sam’s Christmas Wish

“Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story of love, service, and sacrifice. It is one man’s realization that Christmas is not just an event, but a spirit that can transform the lives of many.”

Age Range  8 +

 

Tale of Three Trees (Board Book)

The Tale of the Three Trees

“For those who want to stress that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season, The Tale of Three Trees is a perfect pick.”

Age Range 3-5

 

The Gift Giver

“The book brings you the story of how Santa came to be. A wonderful way to teach my children that Santa Clause and Christmas is more than expecting the next big toy. If you are a fan of The Polar Express, and T’was the Night Before Christmas, you will love The Gift Giver.”

Age Range 4+

 

God Gave Us Christmas

“This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.”

Age Range 3-7

 

The Polar Express

“It tells the tale of one boy who is whisked away by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.”

Age Range 4+

 

“We’ve all heard the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to Baby Jesus. But what about the camels who carried them?  It tells the story of the birth of Jesus with humor and a sense of wonder and awe.”

Age Range 4+
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree by [Monroe, Colleen]

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree

 “An old pine tree never gets selected by families at the Christmas tree farm and all he wants is to be someone’s special tree. It is a wonderful story of acceptance, love. kindness, friendship, and JOY. “

Age Range 0-6

 

The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy by [Walburg, Lori]

“Adorable story about what’s boy dreams snowmen do to celebrate Christmas while we are sleeping.”
Age Range 3-7
 “Because Joshua couldn’t go with his friends, “he was the first to welcome Jesus into the world.” He gave Jesus an incredible comforting gift – you have to read it to found out what!”
Age Range 3-7
This tradition is super fun the kids really looking forward to opening one book each day leading up the Christmas Day!
My husband and I do not have any “little ones” at home anymore, but I have decided to start a “Christmas Book Basket”. I plan to buy 3 of each Christmas book, one to keep at our house, one for daughter’s family and  and one for our son’s future family.
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What are some of your favorite children’s Christmas books?

Tips & Tricks for Guests Over the Holidays

Whether you’re hosting a couple of friends for a dinner party or your parents are coming to stay for a week, holiday cleaning is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. After many hours of Christmas shopping and office parties, the last thing on your mind is to prep your house for guests.  Here are some tips to make your life easier for when guests arrive. 

1. Try to have plenty of the necessities your guests may need (extra blankets, towels, etc.) to prevent them from having to ask.

2. Allow guests to help themselves.  For extended house guests show them where everything is and let them know they can make themselves at home.

3. Make sure you keep them in the loop (what time dinner will be ready, when you will be away from the house, etc) so they don’t feel like they are in the way of things.

4. Have some coffee ready in the mornings, or a coffee station available for your guests to make their own when they wake up.

5. Give your guests their privacy because everyone needs some alone time.

6. A little decor goes a long way. Have your Christmas decorations put out and your guests are sure to feel right at home.

And don’t forget to call The RED Team when you or someone you know is ready to buy a home or get their home SOLD! 405-474-4242 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

As you spend this 4th Thursday of November celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends consuming delicious food, we thought we would provide you with some fun facts to Wow your guests with.

The History Facts:

  • The Settlers of the Plymouth Colony celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 with 50 Pilgrims, 90 Pilgrims that lasted over 3 days, and only 5 women are believed to have been present.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” campaigned 17 years and finally convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
  • President George H.W. Bush is the one who formalized the turnkey pardoning tradition in 1989. 2 turkeys are sent to the White House each year.

The Fun Fact:

  • There are towns in the U.S. named “Turkey”. Turkey, Arizona / Turkey, Louisiana Turkey, North Carolina /Turkey, Texas.
  • 1876, year the Thanksgiving football tradition began with Yale playing Princeton.
  • 1920, year the 1st NFL games were played on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since 1966.
  • It takes 10 hours and 33 mins to burn off the average 4,500 calories the average American consumes during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  • Over 8,000 participants walk in the 2.65 mile route of the Macy’s Day Parade that has over 3.5 million spectators attending and over 50 million television viewers.
  • Over 32 million people begin Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, with the average 5 day spending to be above $300.00.

Quick & Easy Tips to save Money on your Home Energy Bills

Hopefully you have been enjoying the first few weeks of fall and the cooler temperatures.

Although the cooler temps feel great now, we will  be wearing extra layers and waiting as long as possible to flip the switch to heat, because as soon as we do, our utility bills will for sure go up.

I  thought I would share  a few ways I have found  to cut bills by making small affordable adjustments to our habits.

  1. Program the thermostat to go up or down a few degrees when you are not home.
  2. Change your air filters.  Dirty filters slow down air flow, making your furnace and AC work harder.  Filters should be changed every 3 months.
  3. Flush your hot water heater and insulate it to keep heat from escaping. Minerals and sediment can build up inside your tank. Flushing once or twice a year will allow the water heater to run more efficiently.
  4. Install low flow bath fixtures to reduce water usage.
  5. Run appliances like, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer at night.  Electricity doesn’t always cost the same.  Avoiding the use of heavy energy appliances during peak times will help reduce your bill by hundreds of dollars a year.
  6. Wash your clothes in cold water, which gets them just as clean and uses half the energy of hot water.
  7. Don’t over stuff the dryer. Extra large dryer loads will not save you time and energy. Filling the dryer more than two-thirds full doesn’t leave enough room for the air to circulate, which causes  increased drying time and will make your bill go up.  Use dryer balls in a half full dryer instead of dryer sheets.  The sheets have a film that reduces the efficiency of the dryer, while dryer balls can speed up drying time.
  8. More efficient use of the dishwasher, like running it when it is full and at night will definitely save you money. Also, consider letting your dishes air dry,  If your dishwasher does not have an air dry setting, just prop the door open after the final rinse.
  9. Replace light bulbs, even if just a few, can be one of the easiest ways to cut down on your electric bill.  LED, CFL, and halogen incandescent bulbs can be a little more expensive, however they are cheaper over the life of the bulb.
  10. Plug your electronics into Smart Power Strips. Smart power strips work to reduce your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode.  If you use a regular power strip, just turn the strips off a night before you go to bed.

If you are ready to find a new home that is more energy efficient, please let us know; we would be happy to assist you in your search!

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OKC 2019 Fall Fun Guide

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms

Now – Oct. 31

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch (720 Henney, Arcadia) features hay rides, a cornfield maze, fun fort, petting zoo, hay rides, pony rides, fire pits for roasting, picnic areas and more. Cash or check only. General admission, $9; Thursdays, $8; kids (2 and under), free. Cash or check only. Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 315-7392

Now – Nov. 4

Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch (7110 N Harrison, Shawnee) features u-pick-em pumpkins and ornamental gourds for sale, four-acre corn maze, hay rides, a kiddie train, corn cannon, haunted maze on the weekends, small petting zoo, rubber duck races, fire pits, picnic areas and more. Adults, $7; seniors (65 & up); kids (2-12), $5; kids (1 & under), free. Some activities require an additional fee. No admission charged to pick pumpkins. See website for hours of operation.

Now – Oct. 31

Wizarding World of Tiger Safari at Tiger Safari Zoological Park (963-S Frisco Rd, Tuttle) features up-close encounters with animals, themed photo stations, pumpkins and hay rides. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Prices vary. Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Now – Oct. 13

WINGS: A Special Needs Community Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features pumpkins, pony rides, a pumpkin train, hay rides, hay slide, corn maze, bounce houses, games and more. $5; kids (2 & under), free. Operating hours are Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 242-4646


Now – Oct. 27

Pumpkin Patch at Kenny Farms (205562 E County Rd 40, Woodward) features pumpkins, a petting farm, corn pit, pony rides, pumpkin barrel train, pumpkin sling shots, pedal cars, yard games, bounce house, tractor play set and more. Admission is $10. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. Kiddie Days offer half price admission on Tuesdays & Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 714-3453


Now – Nov. 2

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features pumpkins and fall decor as well as a corn maze, petting zoo, corn cannon, hay maze, jump pad, hay fort, concessions and more. The corn maze is haunted after dark! $8-$12. Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment only; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 580-716-3608


Now – Nov. 9

Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) features hay rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and fun fall activities. Some activities may require additional fees like the Zombie Apocalypse Paintball, offered on select days. New this year, Farm After Dark is a fun, new way to experience Farm activities.Weekdays, $11.95; weekends, $15.95. Kids age 2 and under are free. Packages and season passes available. See website for hours of operation. 799-3276

Now – Nov. 1

The Busy Bee Pumpkin  Patch (10005 US 77, Lexington) features a variety of pumpkins for sale while supplies last. Families can explore the farm, browse the selection of gourds and snap a few photos. Free admission. Open seven day a week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

Wild Things Farm (700 Beaty Ave, Pocola) features a corn maze, flashlight maze, petting zoo, pony rides, jumping pillow and pumpkin patch. $12-$15; kids (under 18 mos), free. Thursday & Friday 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. Night Maze open select days. 918-626-4053.


Now – Nov. 3

 at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features a petting zoo, giant slide, pony rides, hay rides, 3-acre mystery maze, games and more. Admission includes one pumpkin per paid guest while supplies last. Annual memberships are available. Ages 1-10, $10; ages 11 – 64, $6. Infants 11 months & under and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 373-1595


Now – Oct. 31

St. Matthew United Methodist Church Annual Pumpkin Patch (300 N Air Depot, Midwest City) features story time, garden shop, pumpkins of all sizes and picture opportunities. Proceeds benefit local missions and non-profits. Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 8 p.m. 732-6831.

Now – Oct. 30

The Pumpkin Patch at Woodbine Farms (5109 Kings Rd, Ardmore) features pick-your-own pumpkin patch, animals, tractor-pulled hay ride, duck races, and more. $7 for ages 2 & up.  Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 – 5 p.m. 580-226-4052.

TG Farms Newcastle (1580 NW Highway 37, Newcastle) features tractor-drawn hay rides, petting zoo, hay maze, hay jump and slide, corn maze, tricycle race track, duck pond, pony rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, concession stand, general store and more. $10 per person plus tax on weekdays and $12 per person plus tax after 3 p.m. and on weekends. Kids under walking age are free. Season passes available. Open daily, 9 a.m.-dark. 387-3276. Additional location at 4335 W Highway 9 in Norman.

Now – Oct. 31

Hay Maze at Brown Ranch (Hwy 77, Ardmore) features a hay maze, campfires for roasting, kiddie cow train, an educational hay ride, hay slides and a kid’s corral with pedal cars, scooters, diggers, playhouses and more. $10; kids (3 & under), free. Thursdays & Fridays, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 – 9 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

The Patch at Silver Wind Farm (16315 N MacArthur Blvd, Edmond) features farm games, petting zoo, tortoise & hare races, inflatables, pony rides, pop-up shops, pumpkins and more. Some activities not included in general admission.  3 & up, $10. FREE adult ticket with the purchase of a child admission. Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 – 7 p.m. 834-0411


Now – Oct. 27

 at the Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) celebrates pumpkins and all things fall. Thousands of pumpkins are on display along with scarecrows and a variety of activities. Free admission for members and kids 2 & under. Non-members, $8. Open daily, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 445-7080


Now –  Oct. 31

Pumpkin Patch at Gate Church (7700 N Council Rd) features a variety of fall fun including pumpkins, photo areas, games and more. Admission and activities are free. Pumpkins available for purchase (price varies by size). Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m – 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. 728-7700, www.thegatechurch.tv

Do You Love Football or Just Need an Excuse to Host a Party?

Well, this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 there is this little game known as the” Red River Showdown” ,  so why not host a party!

Oklahoma and Texas will be squaring off for the 115th time at 11:00 am.

So, let’s huddle up and uncover some appetizers and fun food to serve your guests!  Don’t be fooled by all the commercials with your favorite football player, no one likes basic pre made onion dip and potato chips.

 

Snacks! Snacks! Snacks!

JALAPEÑO POPPER FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL


 

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FOOTBALL SHAPED SPINACH DIP BREADSTICKS 

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 No-Cook Peanut Butter Dip 

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Of course game day is not game day with out the wings!!!

Game Day Buffalo Hot Wings

 

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Enjoy your Saturday rooting for your favorite team !!! 

 

 

This Weekend in OKC

 

 July 19 – 21, 2019

KWCO

FREE Rides on the OKC Streetcars in Downtown on Friday

  1. Meet Me at Main in Yukon on Friday
  2. FREE Wheeler Summer Music Series presents a Wiggle Out Loud Preview in Oklahoma City on Friday
  3. Let It Glow Event at the Westwood Family Aquatic Center on Friday
  4. BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo at the Cox Convention Center on Saturday & Sunday
  5. “The Day We Walked On The Moon”  – Smithsonian Film Screening at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday
  6. FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Edmond on Saturday
  7. FREE 50th Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Star Party in the Boathouse District on Saturday
  8. FREE Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show opens at State Fair Park on Sunday
  9. Big3 Basketball at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday

Free Fun

Here are some other  inexpensive ways for kids to try out new skills without great expense:

 

Red, White & Blue Fireworks Across or Great State!!!

Enjoy your 4th of July with family and friends!!!

Below is a list of all the cities in Oklahoma with firework celebrations today.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!!

Alva

Ardmore

Bethany

  • Freedom Fest Parade on July 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Freedom Fest Fireworks on July 4 at 9:45 p.m. at Eldon Lyon Park

Bartlesville 

Choctaw

Concho

Edmond

El Reno

Elk City

Enid

Eufaula

  • 4th of July celebration on July 4 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eufaula High School Football Stadium
    • Fireworks begin at dusk

Jenks

Luther

McAlester

Midwest City

  • Tribute to Liberty on July 4 starting at 6 p.m. at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park at Reno and Douglas
    • Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m.

Moore

Norman

Oklahoma City

Pawhuska

Piedmont

  • Freedom Fest on July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Piedmont

Stillwater

Tulsa

Weatherford

Yukon

  • Freedom Fest on July 3 and 4 at Yukon City Park – 2200 S. Holly and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament (both parks interconnect)
    • Fireworks start at 10 p.m. both days