Lives well lived 2014



Each year, TulsaPeople pays tribute to the lost leaders who helped make the city a better place through their leadership, community involvement and caring. Presenting 19 notable Tulsans whose lives leave a legacy worth remembering.

 

Lena Bennett

July 19, 1923-May 28, 2014  

Community activist and advocate, first black woman to serve on Oklahoma Crime Commission, helped establish the Margaret Hudson Program  

Bennett once went undercover as a prisoner at a correctional facility. After reviewing intake procedures, her report would help persuade the state to construct the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility for Women, the first facility serving female prisoners outside of McAlester. She worked on behalf of many — inmates, members of minorities, people with developmental disabilities, underprivileged youth and the elderly. 

Susan Savage, former mayor of Tulsa, says of Bennett:

“I was always struck by Lena Bennett’s optimism, enthusiasm and sense of purpose. She had a passion for education and believed it was every child’s right to have access to learning and training. She was an advocate, a problem solver and most especially, a courageous voice willing to speak on behalf of those who could not.” 

 

Bruce Ervin

April 24, 1924-Sept. 19, 2014

Longtime architect and former architectural consultant to Tulsa Public Schools

Ervin and business partner Joe Coleman saved Tulsa’s Old City Hall by buying and remodeling it into offices. They also repurposed the old Central High School building and the Adams Hotel. 

Larry W. Johnston, CEO of CJC Architects Inc., says of Ervin: 

“C. Bruce Ervin was highly respected for his faith, passion, work ethic and professionalism by his friends, fellow workers, employees and construction contractors. He mentored and taught several young architects and engineers who are successes today.” 

 

Edward Dumit

Aug. 14, 1929-June 20, 2014

University of Tulsa associate professor emeritus of communications and voice of Public Radio 89.5KWGS    

Dumit’s resonant baritone was once called “Oklahoma’s Most Beautiful Voice.” A valued member of the Tulsa arts community, he also coached more than 20 Miss Oklahoma winners on voice and diction and announced students’ names at nearly 40 TU graduation ceremonies.   

Rich Fisher, general manager of KWGS, says of Dumit: 

“He was crucial to the development of public radio in Tulsa with his 50-year association with KWGS as announcer, general manager, program director, and arts producer. … Above all, Edward was a consummate gentleman … who broadcast with humility, mentored with tact and gentleness and always looked for the goodness in people and the beauty and art in life.” 

 

Nancy Feldman

Oct. 4, 1922-Feb. 18, 2014

Champion of women’s rights, equality, diverse social service needs and the arts    

Feldman and her husband, Raymond, explored every continent, including trekking the Himalayas and Mount Everest.

Ken Busby, president of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, says of Feldman: 

“Nancy Feldman was a true original. Whatever her focus — social justice, arts for all, education — Nancy gave 110 percent with a twinkle in her eye. She was always making connections and establishing partnerships to improve the community that she loved.”

 

Ruby Farish

Aug. 12, 1926-Feb. 26, 2014

Activist for abused and neglected children, police department chaplain, listener with Resonance

Farish and another Tulsan launched the local Parents Anonymous Chapter, which grew into The Parent Child Center.

Desiree Doherty, executive director of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, says of Farish:

“Ruby was a lovely and gracious person who cared so much about children at risk for abuse and neglect and their parents. She looked at a tragic problem in our community and said, ‘I could do something about that.’ And she did.” 

 

Herb Fritz

May. 17, 1950-Sept. 7, 2014 

Architect, longtime Tulsa Preservation Commission member and preservation advocate

Fritz helped repurpose the Tulsa Fire Alarm Building and renovate Will Rogers High School, the Tulsa Historical Society and part of the Tulsa International Airport.

Amanda DeCort, preservation planner for City of Tulsa planning department, says of Fritz:

 “He advocated not just for buildings, but for the people who would enjoy them for generations. Smart and outspoken, Herb lived without fear of what anybody else thought of him, which made him all the more beloved.” 

 

Ed Goodwin Jr.

Dec. 7, 1935-July 25, 2014 

Former publisher, Oklahoma Eagle

The second generation of a Tulsa newspaper dynasty, Goodwin was a classic old-school journalist who did it all — from writing a story to typesetting to printing to selling. 

Julius Pegues, Federal Aviation Administration consultant and John Hope Franklin Center chairman, says of Goodwin: 

“Edward L. Goodwin Jr., better known as Mr. Ed, was my personal friend. We sold the The Oklahoma Eagle when we were very young. … Mr. Ed was one of a kind. He was my buddy, and he was a great, great newspaper man. I miss my friend and especially those early morning phone calls.” 

 

Ann Ketcham 

July 17, 1950-Sept. 21, 2014

Social justice advocate and former Oklahoma executive director, American Diabetes Association

Before becoming an award-winning fundraiser for ADA, Ketcham served two years as a Peace Corps health worker in Niger. She protested the Black Fox Nuclear Plant construction and — through Rotary Club of Tulsa — supported freshwater drilling in Nicaragua and the delivery of medical supplies to Niger.

Katie Croskrey, American Diabetes vice president of mid markets west division, says of Ketcham:

“We have lost a stellar member of the diabetes community. She leaves a legacy that will not be matched.” 

 

Dan L. Harrison

Jan. 19, 1953-July 31, 2014   

Senior vice president, ONEOK Inc., and community leader

Harrison led the successful inaugural VisitTulsa capital campaign. He was a founding board member of Leadership Oklahoma, past president of the Tulsa Press Club and board member of the Tulsa Community Foundation, Tulsa Opera and the Oklahoma Commission on State Government Performance.

John W. Gibson, non-executive chairman of ONEOK, ONEOK Partners and ONE Gas, says of Harrison:

 “For 22 years, Dan was one of my most loyal and trusted friends. In the seven years I served as CEO, Dan contributed so much to our organization. In the areas of communications and investor relations, Dan made ONEOK the ‘best in class.’”  

 

Joe Lemley

May 16, 1925-July 2, 2014

Former superintendent of Tulsa Vo-Tech (now Technology Center), inductee to the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame

Lemley developed one of the first vocation-technical schools in the country and the first in Oklahoma.

Roy Peters, former state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, says of Lemley:

“Pioneers like Dr. Joe Lemley were key to building the great foundation for the Oklahoma CareerTech system’s great reputation. It was a new concept in the 1960s, and it had to be done right. Joe knew how to do it right.” 

 

Billie Letts

May 30, 1938-Aug. 2, 2014

Activist and best-selling author of “Where the Heart Is”

Recipient of the Walker Percy Literary Award and two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award for fiction, Letts published her first book at 57. She also spoke out against the Vietnam and Iraq wars. At 69, she was handcuffed and arrested while protesting a local appearance by then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Teresa Miller, executive director, Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers, said of Letts:

“I always thought of Billie’s novels as nonfiction, because all of the compassion that emanates from those books, all of the humor and hopefulnessthat came from Billie herself. Billie understood the art of caring, and she found a platform for it with her stories. So it's not just an eloquence of words that distinguishes Billie's writing; it's an eloquence of the human spirit brought forth by an extraordinarily gifted, yet humble woman.”

 

Mary Murray McCracken 

April 1, 1927-July 7, 2014

Founder, Mary Murray’s Flowers

An inductee into the Oklahoma State Florists’ Association Hall of Fame, Murray McCracken began her career by playing flower shop on her front porch as a young girl. Her arrangements often graced the tables of Tulsa fundraising events. 

Brenda Davis, family friend, says of Murray McCracken:

“Mary was a friend of both my mother and I. In her business, whatever was important to you was paramount to her. Her friendship was the same. I am lucky to be touched by her life.”

 

Nancy Lewis

Nov. 9, 1949-Sept. 24, 2014

Teacher, state legislator, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa vice president

In high school, Lewis fought against racism as she traveled throughout Oklahoma City with a team of students giving talks promoting racial harmony. After serving in the legislature, she directed the Sooner Start program for infants and children with disabilities.

William O. Ray, Ph.D, associate vice president for academic affairs, OU-Tulsa, says of Lewis: 

“Nancy Lewis’s deep commitment to education, civil service and community engagement inspired all who knew her. OU-Tulsa continues to benefit from her dynamic leadership, which helped shape the vision, mission and substance of our presence in Tulsa. Her passion for and dedication to education will benefit all of us for years to come.”

 

Ann Nelson

Sept. 26, 1931-June 24, 2014

Former owner, Margo’s Gift Shop

Known for her inclusive spirit, Nelson was the second generation to operate the 80-year-old store Margo’s Gift Shop, founded by her mother. 

Catherine Ann Pierpont, family friend, says of Nelson:

“It was a great honor to be part of Ann Nelson’s life. I have a very special place in my heart filled with wonderful memories that I will forever cherish. She was one of the most giving and caring individuals I have ever known, and how she treated people was truly a special gift she possessed.” 

 

George W. Prothro

Dec. 29, 1920-Oct. 25, 2014

Former director, Tulsa Health Department and University of Oklahoma medical school faculty member

A leader in public health, Prothro ramped up THD’s services and, with Dr. Jerry Gustafson, created a one-of-a-kind prescription-recycling program that made unused medicines available for free to low-income Tulsans. It has salvaged more than $15 million in medication. 

Chris Traband, former executive director, RSVP of Tulsa, says of Prothro:

“Dr. George Prothro gave so much to so many. From children to the elderly, he was willing to assist those in need of a helping hand that was also followed by one of his famous smiles.” 

 

Burhan Say

Feb. 26, 1923-Aug. 3, 2014

Former director, H.A. Chapman Institute of Medical Genetics 

A pediatrician, Say wanted to save more children’s lives and specialized in genetics to discover better ways to treat rare disorders. Recruited to Tulsa from Turkey, he established the genetics program at Hillcrest’s Children’s Medical Center (later the H.A. Chapman Institute) and served as director for more than 30 years. 

Dr. David Jelley, Hille chair in diabetes and associate professor of pediatrics, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, says of Say:

“Dr. Say was a kind and humble man who made tremendous contributions to both our community and the field of genetics. .... He was internationally renowned in the recognition and diagnosis of rare genetic disorders, with many of the syndromes he identified being named for him.”

 

Roscoe Turner

Feb. 16, 1932-Jan. 21, 2014

Former Tulsa City Councilor

A strong advocate for north Tulsa, Turner served District 3 for four terms after working 21 years for the city as a boiler inspector. 

Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, says of Turner: 

“Councilor Turner was often misunderstood by many, including initially by me. He was a man of conviction and frankly, usually right. If you earned his loyalty, he stood by your side as a steadfast friend and advocate.” 

 

Mickey Thompson

May 12, 1944-Aug. 6, 2014

Former area chamber leader; executive director, Rogers County Industrial Development Authority

Thompson served chambers in Tulsa, Bixby and Broken Arrow with a focus on economic development. He was chairman of the Oklahoma Economic Development Council.

Mike Neal, president and CEO, Tulsa Regional Chamber, says of Thompson:

“We knew Mickey Thompson as a man who never took ‘no’ for an answer — someone who never gave up on projects that would bring jobs and grow our region’s economy. Indeed, he had a key role in bringing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to northeast Oklahoma. His contributions have forever shaped our region.”

 

Henry Zarrow  

Feb. 12, 1916-Jan. 18, 2014

Tulsa oilman and philanthropist

One of Tulsa’s most generous men, Zarrow touched many areas of the city with quiet gifts that focused on children and poverty. His $1 million challenge grant to Tulsa Public Schools stirred others to action. His promise led to a total $2.2 million grant to the school system.

Keith Ballard, Tulsa Public Schools superintendent, says of Zarrow:

“The generosity of Henry Zarrow and his impact on our children is beyond measure. His legacy continues in the hearts and minds of countless teachers, administrators and students whose admiration will reach far into the future. Mr. Henry’s compassion and giving ways left an indelible impression at Tulsa Public Schools, and we are deeply thankful for his innovation and commitment to education.” 

 

We also remember:

Aurora Helton, longtime Hispanic community activist, Oct. 8, 1924-Dec. 28, 2013

Leonard Kishner, longtime Tulsa Public Schools health director, March 20, 1919-Feb. 10, 2014

Kris Nichols, arts volunteer, Feb. 6, 1943-May 16, 2014

Barbara Lynn Martin, award-winning community volunteer, April 15, 1955-Feb. 28, 2014 

The Rev. Bill Skeehan, social justice advocate, Dec. 8, 1925-Nov. 29, 2014 

Mary Ann Wilcox, community volunteer, Oct. 17, 1924-Dec. 1, 2014

 

Photos courtesy of family, friends and TulsaPeople archives. Some quotes condensed and edited for length.

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Where:
108 Contemporary
108 E M.B. Brady St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Telephone: 191-889-56302

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Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a sweet deal.   Every Sunday thru Thursday in September, a school ID will get teachers and administrators a half-priced Four...

Cost: 1/2 priced Four-Course Classic

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
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Telephone: 918-299-8000
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Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
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Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
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Tulsa Metro Sound invites you to visit our weekly rehearsals - to be introduced to the women's All American craft of a cappella singing. We meet every Thursday evening at Christ Church Episcopal,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Christ Church Episcopal
10901 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Tulsa Metro Sound
Telephone: 918-352-6091
Contact Name: Candace
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Meet best-selling authors, sample local delicacies and support TCCL’s literacy program  You are invited to spend an evening with three best-selling and award-winning authors, enjoy...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: Tulsa Library Trust
Telephone: 918-549-7494
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Help us celebrate the launch of our new podcast! We're hosting a live episode recording with Pushcart Prize-winning OSU alumnus Brandon Hobson and an open mic with participants in our first...

Cost: Free

Where:
Soul City Gastropub
1611 E. 11th St.
Tulsa, OK
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THIRD THURSDAYS IN THE RAINBOW ROOM is proud to present the fabulous Kara Staiger in her highly acclaimed SummerStage cabaret production of ONWARD! Joining Kara will be Tulsa's favorite...

Cost: $15 Bistro / $10 General Admission

Where:
Lynn Riggs Black Box Theatre - OkEq
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Sponsor: Oklahomans for Equality - OkEq
Telephone: 918-637-25866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs
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The Green Country Watercolor Society welcomes all to its opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, featuring beautiful works from local artists. The Green Country Watercolor Society was...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74119
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Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Barton
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Looking for a way to exercise your mind and body while having fun?  Laughter Yoga may be just what you're looking for.  This popular new class is low-impact and requires no special...

Cost: Free

Where:
LIFE Senior Services
5950 E. 31st St.
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: LIFE Senior Services
Telephone: (918) 664-9000
Contact Name: Emily Fox

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Signified by the balance between day & night, the Autumn Equinox serves as an opportunity to retreat from the harried pace of life, reflect upon that which is coming to an...

Cost: $375

Where:
The Ofi House
34477 S 502 Rd.
Park Hill, OK  74451
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Sponsor: YogaQuest
Telephone: (918) 622-5454
Contact Name: Dee Anne Day
Website »

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Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
Website »

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Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
Website »

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Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a sweet deal.   Every Sunday thru Thursday in September, a school ID will get teachers and administrators a half-priced Four...

Cost: 1/2 priced Four-Course Classic

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
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Telephone: 918-299-8000
Website »

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Women Artists of the West (WAOW) presents the 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, "Tallgrass Rendezvous", for the first time in OK!  WAOW is the oldest juried women artists organization...

Cost: Free Reception

Where:
Price Tower Art Center
510 S. Dewey Ave
Bartlesville, OK  74003
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Sponsor: Women Artists of the West
Telephone: 918-494-5994
Contact Name: Helen F. Howerton, Publicity Chair
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Join the Tulsa chapter of the American Cancer Society as “Hope Takes Flight” at the 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball. This year’s event promises to soar with an aviation themed...

Cost: $200/ticket

Where:
Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport
8605 S Elwood Ave
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society Tulsa chapter
Contact Name: Erin Cole
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Cost: Walk: $10; Run: $20

Where:
OneOK Field
201 N Elgin Ave.
Tulsa, OK, OK  74120
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Sponsor: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Telephone: 405-541-9252
Contact Name: Ricky Cabello
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The Green Country Watercolor Society welcomes all to its opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, featuring beautiful works from local artists. The Green Country Watercolor Society was...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
McKeon Center for Creativity
910 S. Boston Ave.
TCC Metro Campus
Tulsa, OK  74119
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Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity
Telephone: 918-595-7339
Contact Name: Cindy Barton
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Tulsa's River Parks Authority is pleased to announce the return of Monarchs on the Mountain, a festival celebrating the vital role Eastern Oklahoma plays in the Monarch Butterfly migration will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area
6850 S. Elwood Ave
Tulsa, OK  74132
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Sponsor: Tulsa Riverparks Authority
Telephone: 918-596-2008
Contact Name: Ryan Howell

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Artist T. C. Cannon was both a Vietnam War veteran and a member of the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society. At this special event, join us in honoring both T.C. Cannon and the many veterans and...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Gilcrease Museum
1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK  74127
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The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association presents the OSSAA State High School Cheerleading Competition. Join us on September 22nd and support your favorite team!

Cost: $ 7.00

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74171
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Looking for a way to exercise your mind and body while having fun?  Laughter Yoga may be just what you're looking for.  This popular new class is low-impact and requires no special...

Cost: Free

Where:
LIFE Senior Services
5950 E. 31st St.
Tulsa, OK
View map »


Sponsor: LIFE Senior Services
Telephone: (918) 664-9000
Contact Name: Emily Fox

More information

Signified by the balance between day & night, the Autumn Equinox serves as an opportunity to retreat from the harried pace of life, reflect upon that which is coming to an...

Cost: $375

Where:
The Ofi House
34477 S 502 Rd.
Park Hill, OK  74451
View map »


Sponsor: YogaQuest
Telephone: (918) 622-5454
Contact Name: Dee Anne Day
Website »

More information

Teachers and administrators can ring in the school year with a sweet deal.   Every Sunday thru Thursday in September, a school ID will get teachers and administrators a half-priced Four...

Cost: 1/2 priced Four-Course Classic

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
View map »


Telephone: 918-299-8000
Website »

More information

Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
View map »


Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
Website »

More information

The Oklahoma Aquarium will celebrate the grand opening of the newest exhibit, The Polynesian Reef, with Luau open to the public. The Polynesian Reef Exhibit will be the second largest exhibit at...

Cost: free

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK  74037
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Join us to celebrate 15 years of the Oklahoma Aquarium and the opening of our newest exhibit, the Polynesian Reef on September 22, 2018!  The new exhibit will showcase over 70 species of South...

Cost: 15.95

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 S Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK  74037
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Aquarium
Telephone: 918-528-1577
Contact Name: Laura Long
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Orth Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new Silver Deposit paintings by Jimi Gleason on view at the gallery from September 7ththrough October 19th.    ...

Cost: free

Where:
Orth Contemporary
20 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Telephone: (918) 565-9404
Contact Name: Katie
Website »

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Batman is coming to Broken Arrow! September 22 is the 4th annual Batman Day. Come in costume and meet some of your favorite characters. There will be a great charity auction full of wonderful items...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arr
1400 W Washington
Broken Arrow, OK  74011
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Sponsor: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow
Telephone: 918-258-7545
Contact Name: Wendi Bowman
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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

Where:
Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Sponsor: The Ok Swing Syndicate
Telephone: 918-450-691
Contact Name: Rita Robbins
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Episode 4: Kerry Vincent of Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show

One of the world's most influential cake competitions happens during the Tulsa State Fair, and the event's director, Kerry Vincent of Food Network fame, is here to share the details on the show, as well as her early life growing up in Australia.

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918 Day Discounts

Happy 918 Day, Tulsa! The whole city seems to be celebrating with a host of deals and discounts.

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Fall Arts Guide: September-December 2018

Bright lights. Big city. Tulsa has a plethora of performances this season. Mark your calendars for some new entertainment and returning favorites.

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Episode 3: Chef Kirk Swaby from Gathering Place

In anticipation of the Sept. 8 opening of the historic park, Anna interviews Kirk Swaby about his work as the Gathering Place's Culinary Executive Chef.

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Wizard World and the strange power of celebrity

Kato Kaelin, who has his own complicated relationship with fame, comes to Tulsa to serve as the emcee for a pop culture convention.

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