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Things to see and do in Tulsa during June.



1 Tulsa’s unique garden treasure Tulsa Garden Center’s Linneaus Teaching Garden is celebrating its third anniversary this month, and you’re invited to the party. You can even take home a present.

Upon visiting the garden beginning at 9 a.m., June 6, the first 500 visitors will receive a newly released “Repeat Blooming” hydrangea (a $15 value). 

Also included are a plants lecture, light refreshments, door prizes and tours of the garden by Linneaus Garden volunteers.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Call 746-5125 or visit www.tulsagardencenter.com.

2 Visit Southeast Asia It’s summer and time to plan your free vacation. Just don’t pack your bags. Instead, go to Martin Regional Library for its seventh annual Asian-American Festival June 6.

You’ll see a Chinese dragon dance, Japanese tea ceremony, classic Indian dance and various martial arts demonstrations.

Visit booths for kids’ crafts, henna painting, temporary tattoos, name translations and origami instruction, as well as food.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road. Sponsored by Tulsa Library Trust. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org.

3 Attention all future novelists Need to brush up your next novel before it becomes the most-talked-about best-seller? Get some tips from the pros.

Tulsa author William Bernhardt directs this year’s “The Writer’s Way” HAWK Writing Workshop, June 6-7 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place and June 8-13 at The University of Tulsa.

Bernhardt will speak twice on writing, as well as authors Susan Piver and Steve Berry.

The five-day Writing Seminar at TU will focus on works in progress for two groups of no more than 10 writers each.  
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place, 6100 S. Yale Ave., and either 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Group 1) or 2-6 p.m. (Group 2), Monday through Friday, Chapman Hall, University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave. Call 492-3677 or visit www.hawkpub.com/writersworkshop2009.htm.

4 Live long and prosper Tulsa Trekkies, this is your month. It’s Trek Expo time!

The 20th anniversary event, taking place June 26-27, includes an impressive slate of guests, including “Star Trek” stars Leonard Nimoy, Avery Brooks, Marina Sirtis, Anthony Montgomery, Garrett Wang, Bobby Clark and more celebrities.

Also, make plans to attend the June 27 “Supper With the Stars,” which features dancing and dining with expo guest stars. Proceeds benefit the Tulsa Boys’ Home.
Various times; 7:30 p.m., 10th annual “Supper With the Stars.” All events at John Q. Hammons Union Multi-Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Road. $25 at the door; reserved seating available. Call Michael Lail, 245-0231, or Starbase 21, 369-0650, or visit www.trekexpo.net.

5 Save the planet Tulsa is gearing up for its second Oklahoma Greenfest Music and Arts Festival, a two-day family event with emphasis on protecting Mother Earth.

Head to the Blue Dome District downtown June 26, with activities slated from 5-11 p.m. On June 27, the festival moves to RiverWest Festival Park, from noon-11 p.m. Two-day passes are $15.50.

Here’s what you can expect at the festival’s seven venues: biodiesel fuel in every generator on festival grounds; organic, locally grown food; hand sanitizers; recycling of water bottles, drink cups and cardboard; and all recycled paper, from toilet paper and food napkins to marketing materials.

No Styrofoam cups will be allowed.

The event, sponsored by Sustainable Tulsa, also will feature 30 bands and local artists.
5-11 p.m., Friday, Blue Dome District, downtown; noon-11 p.m., Saturday, RiverWest Festival Park, 2501 S. Jackson Ave. For tickets, call (866) 443-8849 or visit www.GetTix.net.


6 Get wheel The warm summer weather is a perfect excuse to hit the pavement for a leisurely bike ride. Or for those needing relief from the heat, Living Arts Center offers some virtual bike riding with its third annual “Bike in Cinema” festival June 26.

Bicyclists and non-bicyclists alike are welcome to make their way to Liggett Studio for the opening of the bicycle/machines exhibit from 6-8 p.m., followed by three cycling-related films, which will be shown in the nearby alley.

The films include “Virtuous,” a free-ride mountain bike film combining spectacular downhill descents and breathtaking scenery; “Messenger,” which features a ride with Kamikaze, New York City’s most legendary bike messenger; and “Make it Work,” documenting free-ride racing and dirt sessions in Norway, Germany, Austria and the United States.
Living Arts of Tulsa, Liggett Gallery, 308 S. Kenosha Ave. Call 585-1234 or visit www.livingarts.org.


7 In with the old Finally, you can find out how much that antique table belonging to your great-grandmother is really worth.

And who better to tell you than Kerry Shrives, featured celebrity appraiser, who appears frequently on the PBS network’s “Antiques Roadshow.” Shrives will provide appraisals of Tulsans’ items at the “Treasures in Your Attic” event June 28, sponsored by and benefiting the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.

Shrives has a history degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in the history of art with a concentration in Victorian art and architecture from the University of London. She also attended the Attingham Study Week for the study of historic houses and collections in Great Britain.

She will be assisted by appraisers Linda Greever, Mike Anderson, Mike Ratcliffe, Lottie Stevens and Karen York, Ph.D.
Noon-5 p.m. Sylvan Auditorium, Tulsa Jewish Community Center, 2021 E. 71st St. $10 per item appraised or $25 for three items. Call 492-1818 or visit  www.jewishmuseum.net. 

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November 2018

We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

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300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
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Cost: $110

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Cost: Free

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Cost: FREE!!

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Cost: Free - $15

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3624 North 74th East Ave.
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
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Cost: Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12, Children 2 and under are free.

Where:
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3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden

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Philbrook Festival is back and better than ever! Enjoy the most beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa,...

Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
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2727 S. Rockford Rd.
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Sponsor: Philbrook Museum of Art
Telephone: 918-748-5300
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Philbrook Festival is back and better than ever! Enjoy the most beautiful place in Oklahoma during the most wonderful time of the year. The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa,...

Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd.
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Cost: Free - $15

Where:
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
3624 North 74th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74115
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Sponsor: Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Telephone: 918-834-9900
Contact Name: Kevin
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We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

Cost: Varies

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


Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
Website »

More information

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s'mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden...

Cost: Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12, Children 2 and under are free.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden

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Cost: $5/Philbrook Members, $15/Public, Free/17 & Under

Where:
Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Philbrook Museum of Art
Telephone: 918-748-5300
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Cost: 59.95

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