Charitable Events: December 2015
Fundraisers and fun happenings
12/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk
The Arthritis Foundation invites Tulsans to dress in a holiday-themed costume, tie jingle bells to their shoelaces and run or walk to raise funds toward a cure for arthritis. These 2014 participants had the right idea.
12/31 Light Up the Night
Tulsa’s Young Professionals will host its first New Year’s Eve party at Living Arts of Tulsa. Proceeds will benefit the TYPros Foundation. Pictured are Eric Himan, arts and entertainment co-crew leader-elect; Camille Nassar, TYPros arts and entertainment crew leader; Jessica Wiist, event chairwoman; and Daniel Regan, 2016 TYPros chairman.
Through Dec. 16 — Star Jewelers Toy Drive Star Jewelers, 120 S. Main St., Broken Arrow. Drop off new, unwrapped toys, stocking stuffers and wrapping essentials for infants to 12-year-olds. Benefits Broken Arrow Neighbors. Contact Tara Vreeland, 303-929-8363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 1 — Christmas Luncheon & Fashion Show 10:30 a.m., auction; 11:30 a.m., luncheon. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. $75, tickets; $500 and up, sponsorships. Benefits the Salvation Army. Call 918-746-1459; www.salarmytulsa.org.
Dec. 4 — “The Majesty of Christmas” 6:15-7:15 p.m., carnival with games, treats, activities and Santa; 7:30 p.m., Christmas concert with musical performances by Adlan Cruz, Kelly Ford, Brian Nhira and the ORU Music Department. Oral Roberts University Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Free admission with donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Benefits Salvation Army through the ORU Cheerleaders’ “Bring Good Cheer” toy drive. Call 918-495-6864.
Dec. 5 — 2015 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Dinner 6:30-10 p.m. Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st St. $175. Benefits the Tulsa Library Trust. Call Larry Bartley, 918-549-7365, email@example.com; www.helmerichaward.org.
Dec. 5 — Children’s Holiday Party 2-4 p.m. Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave. Free for families with children who are deaf or have hearing impairments. Features games, crafts, refreshments and a “signing Santa.” Benefits TSHA (Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access). Contact Diana Higgins, 918-832-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tsha.cc.
Dec. 5 — Beans, Jeans & Bingo 5-9 p.m. Central on Main, 210 N. Main St., Broken Arrow. Chili supper, cinnamon rolls, soda, bingo for all ages, with prizes; silent auction. Family event. $15, tickets in advance from either Margaret Hudson Program location, or online. $20, tickets at the door. $500-$20,000, sponsorship packages. Benefits Margaret Hudson Program. Contact Hannah Bailey, 918-833-9890 or email@example.com; www.margarethudsonprogram.org
Dec. 5 — “Raising Hope” 6-10 p.m. Golf Club of Oklahoma, 20400 E. 141st St., Broken Arrow. First annual black-tie gala. $125, individuals; $250, couples. Benefits The Demand Project. Email Kristin Weis, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.thedemandproject.org.
Dec. 6 — Cascia Christmas Walk 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cascia Hall Preparatory School, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave. Tour of four homes and on-site boutique and dining. $15, advance; $20, at the door. Benefits Cascia Hall. www.casciahall.com
Dec. 12 — Jingle Bell Run/Walk 8 a.m., registration; 9 a.m., 5K; 9:15 a.m., Snowman Shuffle. BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave. Festive family running event. $20-$40, registration. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Contact Jennifer Wyckoff, 918-605-1105, email@example.com; www.jbr.org/tulsa.
Dec. 31-Jan. 1 — Light Up the Night 9 p.m., Thursday-1:30 a.m., Friday. Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. M.B. Brady St. New Year’s Eve party with music from Eric Himan Band and DJ Dilation. Complimentary beverages. Overnight guests at the downtown Best Western receive complimentary hot breakfast Jan. 1. $40, tickets only before Dec. 15; hotel packages available. Benefits TYPros Foundation. www.typros.org