Tulsa loves dogs

Your ultimate guide to spending time with furry friends



They are our best friends. Our fur babies. Our Paw-some confidantes.

Tulsans love animals — their dogs, in particular. So we’ve created the ultimate guide for spending time with your canine companion. From where to work out, eat and pamper your pooch, to training tips, dog-friendly events and how to give back to pets in need, Tulsa has gone to the dogs.

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Trainer talk

By Anne Brockman

Amy Vaughan’s passion for animals is obvious. Her love of dogs and people is what encouraged her rise through the ranks of Petsmart, from cashier to trainer to eventually an area training manager.

In 2011 she began Spirit Ranch Professional Dog Training, 1416 E. 11th St., Suite 4, which includes multi-level training, doggie day care, grooming, dog sitting, dog running/walking, products and more.

Welcoming a dog home can be an exciting time, but professional help is often needed for the dog and owners to learn to happily co-exist. “The classes are more for the person,” Vaughan says. “In our basic obedience classes, we’re there to be that small little voice and teach and correct (the owners).” Strategies include helping humans improve their communication with their dogs and build their confidence since dogs pick up on consistent training rather quickly.

Amy Vaughan is the owner of Spirit Ranch Professional Dog Training.

While mastering the basics, Vaughan emphasizes socialization. “I believe that from 10 weeks on you should take them out in public places with other dogs, other people, different environments, sounds, noises and smells,” she says. “People with hats on, sunglasses on. The more comfortable (they are) with it, the easier it will be (for them) to calm down, and they’re going to be able to adapt to any situation.”

But Vaughan says it’s important for owners to read their dog’s body language. If your dog doesn’t want to do something or they get stressed, don’t force it as that could create a phobia. “If your dog is running with its tail tucked and hiding around you or sitting with you most of the time staring at you, they’re not comfortable,” she says. Other stress indicators are lip-licking and staying low to the ground.

At dog parks, she recommends owners watch the other dogs play before letting their canine loose. Other owners might not know how aggressive their own dog is, so it’s important to see the play going on. When it comes down to it, if your dog is aggressive toward other animals or humans, they don’t belong in a dog park. Vaughan stresses that dog parks are for play, not socialization. Toys at the dog park can be a concern, too, especially since many owners don’t know if their animals are toy aggressive.

Some of Vaughan’s favorite spots for socialization include Guthrie Green, Elwood’s and the Utica Square Starbucks since there are always varieties of people, sounds and activity. For older dogs, she suggests beginning on the periphery, eventually moving into the commotion after several experiences. Puppies can be brought straight to the center. Once there, sometimes she asks people to give her dog a treat or pet the animal. Other times she insists the dog sit without attention from the owner or the public so the animal knows it’s OK to just sit.

Vaughan says that no matter how tempting, giving your dog attention while you eat can lead to begging and attention-seeking behavior. Give them attention away from the spot you are eating.

“Spirit Ranch’s goal is to make midtown Tulsa like Colorado, where we’re welcome to have our dogs in stores and restaurants because they’re well behaved,” she says. 

 

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The pampered pooch

By Emily Fate

With their excitement, sloppy kisses and unconditional love, our dogs spoil us everyday. So why not pay back the favor by pampering your pup? Here are some of the best places in town to treat your furry friend.

Katie Volak

BATHING

Nothing says relax and unwind like a good ol’ soak in the bath. At Woodland West Pet Resort, 9380 S. Union Ave., you can take bathing a step further with a massaging bubble bath that includes a facial, manicure, blow dry, designer perfume and more ($20-$85). Or roll out the red carpet and add the Doggy Diva Package to your pup’s pampering at Pet Pro at 10848 S. Memorial Drive or 6420 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow. The package includes a 15-minute brush out; nail trim, grind and polish; a custom bow; and a special spritz of your choice ($20). Also consider adding a blueberry facial as a brightening treatment for tear and saliva stains ($8).

 

MASSAGE

The benefits of massages for canines are much like that of humans: increased range of motion and flexibility, a rush of endorphins and relaxation. City Veterinary Hospital of Tulsa, 3550 S. Peoria Ave., is one place to take your four-footed friend for a massage to enhance circulation and reduce muscle tension. Rebecca Dinkins runs Pawsitive K9 Massage, a freelance massage therapy company. Dinkins works on referral from your veterinarian and is mobile in the greater Tulsa area.

 

ACUPUNCTURE

Proponents of acupuncture say it can tap into the body’s own healing abilities and help restore balance. It also can assist with muscular problems, respiratory issues and more. Animal Acupuncture LLC, 5147 S. Harvard Ave., offers acupuncture sessions that include a consultation, examination and acupuncture treatment. Hunters Glen Veterinary Hospital, 9150 S. Braden Ave., also offers acupuncture as an Eastern and Western medicine combo tailored to each pet’s need.

 

RETAIL

Nothing says #TreatYoSelf like a shopping spree. Let your dog indulge in a gourmet bakery item at Dog Dish, 1778 Utica Square. The boutique also carries brands such as Ruffwear, Bowsers, West Paw and more to spoil your fur baby. Red Dog Hound and Pet Supply at 3017 S. Sheridan Road is known for its knowledgeable and attentive staff. The store carries wholesome, organic treats and food along with plenty of other pet supplies.

 

OVERNIGHTERS

If you can’t bring the dog on the vacation, send the dog on its own retreat. At Camp Bow Wow, 142 S. 147th E. Ave. and 14992 Grant St. E., Bixby, dogs get to play and socialize indoors and out, but the real fun comes at bed time. Each camper gets their own cozy cabin and a campfire treat: a Kong bone filled with biscuits, covered in peanut butter, and then frozen. Overnight rates are $28-$32, and there is a multi-dog discount.

 

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Man’s best gym buddy

By Anna Bennett

Whether you’re trying to keep your dog healthy or just trying to meet your daily step goal, include your pooch in a well-hounded fitness routine.

 

Cardio

“Dog walking alone often isn’t enough,” says Amy Vaughan of Spirit Ranch, regarding the fitness needs of our four-legged friends. On-leash dog running is an activity that can benefit you both. Vaughan offers some tips for beginners:

  • Make sure the dog has already mastered the skills of loose-leash walking.
  • Use the right gear, like a hands-free leash. Never use a pinch or spike collar when running.
  • Walk the planned route without the dog first, to evaluate any problems or challenges. Try to see the path from a canine perspective. Or, go to a public place where city regulations are observed.
  • Run and train the dog the same way you do; take it slow at first, with plenty of stops as needed. A gradual increase in distance and speed will prevent injury, just like a human training for a race.
  • Ideally, the dog should be panting, but not winded, during a run. Be familiar with what is normal for your dog.
  • Vaughan’s picks for dog running: Riverside and River Parks, Three Lakes Trail in Owasso, Hunter Park, McClure Park and Chandler Park

Katie Volak

Extra-active breeds, especially herding dogs, might need more activity than even a seasoned athlete is able to provide. Vaughan says things like a sprinkler, a bubble machine, a laser pointer or a Boomer Ball (a heavy-duty, zoo-grade plastic ball) are good solutions.

If you have access, and if your dog is well behaved enough, a swim in the lake is an excellent way to quickly tucker out even the most tenacious terriers.

Spirit Ranch offers walk-in consulting for a wide range of concerns, and can even assist in training dogs to run alongside bikes or ride paddleboards. “The more exercise they get, the better the dog’s behavior is,” Vaughan says.

 

Weight training

Now, you can skip the gym without skipping leg day. Stay home and #SquatYourDog instead. The viral trend began with fitness blogger Alyssa Greene and quickly took over Instagram. The squat-your-dog challenge can be done with a furry dumbbell of any size. You can hold your dog in your arms at your chest, or you can even put them over your shoulders, depending on their wiggle level. Then, get squatting! It may be more challenging than your usually gym routine, but it’s way more fun. If you stick with it, maybe you’ll move up from Pomeranian to Saint Bernard.

 

Mind-body

Move over hot yoga, beer yoga and acroyoga. The next big thing is dog yoga — DOGA.

Sky Fitness and Wellbeing instructor Margaret Wish says DOGA is more about connecting with your dog than forcing them into elaborate poses.

“My favorite part is watching owner and dog feed off of each other’s energy,” says Wish, who led DOGA at Guthrie Green in June.

Though Sky Fitness doesn’t have another DOGA class scheduled yet, Wish offers some tips for practicing at home:

  • Get your dog accustomed to seeing your mat unrolled, and leave it out occasionally where you practice (unless you’ve got a chewer).
  • Before you even begin to move, practice a heart-to-heart meditation with your pup. Place one hand on your heart and the other on your dog’s chest. Breathe, connect with their heartbeat. Allow them to feel your calmness; Wish says the serenity will go both ways.
  • Start off with poses that are close to the ground (think table-top, child’s pose, butterfly). This will encourage your dog to engage with you.
  • Once you get into a more conventional flow, take folding poses as an opportunity to show your dog some love.
  • Is your dog small and relaxed? Lift them overhead during mountain or chair pose.

In June, nearly 100 yogis and their beloved canine companions braved intermittent rain at Guthrie Green for a DOGA class sponsored by Sky Fitness and Wellbeing. The event raised $600 for Animal Rescue Foundation. // Valerie Grant

“Dog yoga also teaches coping mechanisms,” says Amy Vaughan of Spirit Ranch. “It helps a lot of dogs with anxiety.” Spirit Ranch will offer regular DOGA classes in the near future. Call 918-497-8855 for more information.

“It’s OK to be a little silly,” Wish says of DOGA. “For me, it was just that reminder that it’s OK to fall out of the pose. Just get back up and try again. Your dog isn’t judging you.”

Now that’s a doggone good workout buddy.

 

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Doggie dates

By Morgan Phillips

Maybe you have a dapper dachshund or a bulldog about town. There are plenty of local events that welcome you and your best friend. Mark your calendar for these dog-friendly dates in Tulsa. Just keep your pup on a leash, make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations and clean up after them; anything less would be a faux-paw.

Dachshund Dash at Oktoberfest Tulsa. This year's race is Oct. 22. // Courtesy

 

Wags and Wine

Dogs can socialize — and their humans can shop and sip complimentary wine — at this free weekly meetup that often includes giveaways and discounts. Activities have included a paint and sip painting party, a photo booth, a pet food drive for Feeding the Pets of Tulsa’s Homeless and a visit with animal communicator Pam Case.

4-7 p.m., every Friday | Wagology Shop, 5341 E. 41st St. | facebook.com/wagology

 

Dog Night at Tulsa Botanic Garden

Elevate your evening walk with a stroll through the lush grounds of the Tulsa Botanic Garden. Pups can cool off in wading pools during the summer months and sample items from local pet food truck PetsWell Pantry. On Oct. 5, hear music from Jacob Tovar. Stop by the Andolini’s food truck and sample beers from Marshall Brewing Co.

Dog Night is free for garden members and member dogs; non-members pay regular admission ($8 for ages 13 and up; $4 for ages 3-12) and $4 per dog.

5-8 p.m., the first Thursday of the month through November | 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive | tulsabotanic.org

 

Pancakes for Pooches

Support your local dog park, Biscuit Acres, at this dog-friendly pancake breakfast fundraiser that celebrates fire safety. Tour a Tulsa fire station, meet its firefighters and see safety demos. The K9 Manners and More Dog Drill Team will entertain, and guests can win raffles and prizes.

The event is free to attend, but donations help cover dog park maintenance.

8-11 a.m., Oct. 14 | Tulsa Fire Station No. 32, 6010 E. 91st St. | biscuitacres.com

 

Dachshund Dash at Oktoberfest Tulsa

In this dogged competition, more than 75 of Tulsa’s fastest dachshunds race 80 feet in a test of speed and intelligence. Will your wiener be a winner? Other small breeds can compete, but the $300 prize will be split among the top three bone-afide doxies.

The race is free to enter with Oktoberfest admission, but pre-registration is encouraged.

2:20 p.m., Oct. 22 | River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. | tulsaoktoberfest.org

 

Pictures with Santa

Why should kids have all the fun? Dogs like to get their photos taken with Santa, too. Don’t forget your pup’s Christmas wish list and your own camera. Non-canine pets also are welcome at this free event.

Annually in early December | Dog Dish, 1778 S. Utica Square | thedogdish.com

 

Bark in the Park

Treat your canine companion to a night at the ballpark, where you can share a hot dog in the spirit of the evening. Check the teams’ websites for Bark in the Park dates.

Dog seating is permitted on the general admission lawn and in the Budweiser Terrace. Come with up-to-date vaccination records, and enter through the Oil Derrick gate or the Arvest/East Brady Street Entrance.

Select Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks evening games | ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave. | tulsadrillers.com | roughnecksfc.com

Bark in the Park

 

Paws Egg Hunt

Start the morning with a dog/owner parade around Whiteside Park, followed by an egg hunt for treats and door prizes. Admission is free, but donations to the animal shelter, including food, leashes and collars, are encouraged.

March 2018 TBA | Whiteside Recreation Center, 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave. | facebook.com/whitesiderecreationcenter

 

Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races

Is your Chihuahua a speedy Gonzalez? Prove it at Elote’s annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, where the tiny terriers race along South Boston Avenue. Mixed breeds under 15 pounds — like Chiweenies (Chihuahua/dachshund) and Chiwanians (Chihuahua/Pomeranian) — are welcome, too. And even if your perrito isn’t the fastest thing on four feet, they still might sweep the costume contest, judged at 8 p.m.

Registration is from 5-6:45 p.m.; race is at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $5 per dog and benefits the Tulsa SPCA.

May 5 | Elote Cafe and Catering, 514 S. Boston Ave. | facebook.com/elotecafe

 

Paws and Pictures

You can snuggle your pooch on the couch any old night. Why not try a film under the stars? At this pet-friendly drive-in experience, games and live music are followed by two drive-in feature films when the sun goes down (around 9 p.m.).

Advance tickets are $7, adults; and $3, children. Proceeds benefit the Tulsa SPCA.

Annually in June | Admiral Twin Drive-in, 7355 E. Easton St. | tulsaspca.org/paws-pictures

Katie Volak

 

K-9 Splash

Every dog has its day at the City of Tulsa’s K-9 Splash event, where canines can practice their doggie paddles after Lacy Pool closes for people. Event giveaways include dog treats and custom-made food bowls.

Tickets are $5 per dog and must be purchased in advance at Lacy Community Center. Up to four people are admitted free with each dog.

Annually in August | Lacy Community Center, 2134 N. Madison Place | cityoftulsa.org

The K-9 Splash takes place every August. // Valerie Grant

 

Labapalooza

Dogs descend on downtown for Lab Rescue OK’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The event celebrates lovable Labradors with live music, vendors, food trucks and a huge silent auction. Bring a blanket and chairs or buy them from the pop-up Lab Rescue Shop.

Labapalooza is free to attend, but donations are encouraged.

Annually in September | Guthrie Green, 111 E. M. B. Brady St. | labrescue.net/labapalooza

 

Woofstock

This blowout Oklahoma Alliance for Animals fundraiser and pet adoption event gathers more than 40 rescue organizations and animal shelters with a goal of finding more than 100 pets forever homes. Expect pet-related vendors, food trucks, live music and pet contests. Take advantage of $20 microchipping from OAA and $25 sessions with animal communicator Pam Case.

Woofstock is free to attend, but donations are encouraged.

Annually in September | Riverwalk Crossing, 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks | animalallianceok.org/event 

 

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Costume contests

By Morgan Phillips

Opportunities abound this month to give your dog’s Halloween costume a trial run. The following events incorporate a costume contest and prizes for the best-dressed doggies. May the best pooch win. 

Mutt Strut // Courtesy DVIS

 

Mutt Strut

The fourth annual Mutt Strut is a .6-mile dog walk that raises awareness for DVIS’ kennel, the first in an Oklahoma domestic violence shelter. Admission is free with the donation of an item for the DVIS kennel. Visit the website for a list of suggested donations.

10 a.m., Oct. 21 | Centennial Park, 1028 E. Sixth St. | dvis.org/2017-mutt-strutt

 

Howl-o-ween at Whiteside Recreation Center

Dogs can hunt for treat-filled eggs and participate in a special art project. Admission is free, but donations to the animal shelter, including food, leashes and collars, are encouraged.

10 a.m., Oct. 21 | Whiteside Recreation Center, 4009 S. Pittsburgh Ave. | facebook.com/whitesiderecreationcenter

 

Dachshund Costume Contest and Parade at Oktoberfest Tulsa

Your little schnitzel will love Oktoberfest’s costume parade. Participation is free with Oktoberfest admission, but pre-registration is encouraged.

1:20 p.m., Oct. 22 | River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. | tulsaoktoberfest.org

 

BooHaHa Pet Costume Contest

Dogs and other pets are welcome to participate in this annual Brookside tradition sponsored by City Veterinary Hospital.

Noon, Oct. 28 | South Peoria Avenue from East 31st to East 41st streets | brooksidetheplacetobe.com

 

Paws on Pearl Howl-o-ween Celebration

Enjoy a costume contest, raffle and pet adoptions, hosted by this doggie daycare provider in the Pearl District.

1-4 p.m., Oct. 28 | Paws on Pearl, 609 S. Peoria Ave. | pawsonpearl.com

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Zoe, Ari and Hale take in the atmosphere on the Rusty Crane’s patio.

 

Paws in need 

By Meagan Collins

Spread your love for all things furry by volunteering at local animal welfare organizations. Don’t worry: Your pet (I mean fur baby) won’t get too jealous. 

 

Jog a Dog

Do you like to walk or jog? So do plenty of adoptable pets. Volunteer to take one for a spin around LaFortune Park as part of Animal Rescue Foundation’s Jog a Dog program.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, complete a volunteer application and present an ID at the ARF House before taking one of the pets for a stroll. If younger, you must be accompanied by an adult.

5201 S. Yale Ave. | arftulsa.org/volunteerinfo.html

 

Care for a rescue

Rescued ‘n’ Ready Animal Foundation rescues pets from Tulsa-area kill shelters. Volunteers care for dogs, attend weekly adoption events and assist with fundraisers. They also transport pets to veterinary or grooming appointments and adoption events.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide written parental consent. RnRAF supports youth volunteers seeking community service hours.

Adoption events held at PetCo, 4915 E. 41st St., Suite C | rescuednready.com/volunteer-cihc

 

Playtime pal

Volunteers are needed to play with and walk dogs boarded at various veterinary clinics while they wait for their forever homes. Sounds like heaven, right? Volunteers can come once a week, or commit to a regular schedule of puppy love.

Animal Aid of Tulsa requires volunteers be at least 18 years old and provide their own transportation.

3307 E. 15th St. | animalaid.org/volunteer

 

Paws-itive influence

Pit bulls often get a bad rap, so show them some love by volunteering with Amore Pit Bull Rescue. Volunteers can help foster proper canine manners by walking, socializing and playing with the dogs. This positive interaction is one of the best ways to prepare them for their forever homes and reduce breed discrimination. Volunteers simply fill out an application form.

amorepitbullrescue.com/volunteer

 

Educate the masses

Education ambassadors visit schools, churches, hospitals and other places to help educate the public on a wide range of animal welfare topics.

This Tulsa SPCA position requires classes Basic Orientation, held twice a month and is an hour long, and Dog 101. Volunteers must be able to volunteer at least four hours per month, for a minimum of six months. There are dozens of different positions for the skillsets of every volunteer.

2910 Mohawk Blvd. | tulsaspca.org/become-a-volunteer

 

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Pet-friendly patios

By Anne Brockman

There’s no reason to leave Fido at home when hitting the town. Tulsans have embraced man’s best friend as a dinner guest at these local patios. So have a seat and grab a drink — and a slurp at the water bowl.

Katie Volak

Andolini’s Pizzeria

1552 E. 15th St. | andopizza.com

 

Baxter’s Interurban Grill

717 S. Houston Ave. | baxtersgrill.com

 

Blue Moon Cafe

3512 S. Peoria Ave. | bluemoontulsa.com

 

The Boxyard (Dwelling Spaces, OPEN Container and Wirwar)

502 E. Third St. | tulsaboxyard.com

 

Bricktown Brewery

3301 S. Peoria Ave. | bricktownbrewery.com

 

Dalesandro’s

1742 S. Boston Ave. | dalesandros.com

 

Doc’s Wine and Food

3509 S. Peoria Ave. | docswineandfood.com

 

East Village Bohemian Wood Fire Pizza

813 E. Third St. | eastvillagebohemian.com

 

Elwoods

1924 Riverside Drive | bluerosecafetulsa.com/elwoods

 

Empire Bar

1516 S. Peoria Ave. | empiretulsa.com

 

Fassler Hall

304 S. Elgin Ave. | fasslerhall.com

 

Hodges Bend

823 E. Third St. | hodges-bend.com

 

Los Cabos Mexican Grill

300 Riverwalk Terrace, Suite 100, Jenks | 9455 N. Owasso Expressway, Owasso | loscabosok.com

 

Louie’s

6310 E. 101st St. | 1640 N. Ninth St., Broken Arrow | 813 E. A St., Jenks | louiesgrillandbar.com

 

McNellie’s South City

7031 S. Zurich Ave. | mcnelliessouthcity.com

 

Michael V’s

8222 E. 103rd St. | michaelvsrestaurant.com

 

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen

9912 Riverside Parkway | napaflats.com/tulsa

 

Ol’Vine

3523 S. Peoria Ave. | olvine.com

 

Pepper’s Grill

1950 Utica Square | facebook.com/peppersutica

 

Polo Grill

2038 Utica Square | pologrill.com

 

Queenie’s

1834 Utica Square | facebook.com/queeniesoftulsa

 

R Bar and Grill

3421 S. Peoria Ave. | rbartulsa.com

 

Roosevelt’s

1551 E. 15th St., #101 | rooseveltstulsa.com

 

The Rusty Crane

109 N. Detroit Ave. | rustycranetulsa.com

 

STG Pizzeria Gelateria

114 S. Detroit Ave. | stgitalian.com

 

Stonehorse Cafe

1748 Utica Square | stonehorsecafe.com

 

Waterfront Grill

120 S. Aquarium Drive, Jenks | waterfrontgrilljenks.com

 

The Wild Fork

1820 Utica Square | wildfork.com 

 

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Join the Red Shoe Society benefitting the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House in enjoying some yummy food at Red Lobster at 51st and Yale Avenue and support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa,...

Cost: Purchase of appetizer, entree, dessert or drink

Where:
Red Lobster 51st and Yale
4525 E 51st St
Tulsa, OK  74135
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Sponsor: Red Shoe Society
Telephone: 580-399-7264
Contact Name: Bayli Hobson
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Our series concludes with roundtable discussions about specific issues in end-of-life care planning and decision-making. Resources, Toolkits for Healthcare and information consultations will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Clarehouse
7617 S. Mingo Rd.
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Clarehouse
Telephone: 918-893-6150
Contact Name: Britni Smith
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It's time to get spooky! Join us for Halloween fun in the garden. We'll watch Mel Brooks' comedy "Young Frankenstein" while we decorate pumpkins. We'll supply the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Library
400 civic center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: Tulsa City-County Library
Contact Name: Rebecca H

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TU Theatre presents Man of La Mancha on October 18-20 and October 25-27 at 8pm. October 21 at 2pm,

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Kendall Hall
3102 E 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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The Arabian Horse Association is headed back to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2018 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from October 19-27. Join us for exciting new events,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Kelsey Bergland
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The United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma (UNAEO) will host His Excellency Ambassador Kai Sauer, the Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, as guest speaker for the...

Cost: 100

Where:
Greenwood Cultural Center
322 N Greenwood Ave
Tulsa , OK  74120
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TU Theatre presents Man of La Mancha on October 18-20 and October 25-27 at 8pm. October 21 at 2pm,

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Kendall Hall
3102 E 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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The Arabian Horse Association is headed back to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2018 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from October 19-27. Join us for exciting new events,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Kelsey Bergland
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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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TU Theatre presents Man of La Mancha on October 18-20 and October 25-27 at 8pm. October 21 at 2pm,

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Kendall Hall
3102 E 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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The Arabian Horse Association is headed back to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2018 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from October 19-27. Join us for exciting new events,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Kelsey Bergland
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Bring your little ghouls to our annual Not So Spooky Halloween Bash! This is a costume party (only non-scary costumes please). It gives you a chance to see our gym, play a little, win door...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Little Gym of SE Tulsa
6556 East 91st Street
Tulsa, OK  74133
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The Fear Factory is Tulsa's newest haunted attraction.

Cost: $20

Where:
Tulsa, OK  74115


Sponsor: 75 Productions
Telephone: 918-947-9544
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TU Theatre presents Man of La Mancha on October 18-20 and October 25-27 at 8pm. October 21 at 2pm,

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Kendall Hall
3102 E 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Its painting party time! Grab your friends and favorite bottle of wine and join us in painting this lovely painting of two kitties gazing at the moon

Cost: 40

Where:
DECOPOLIS
502 S. Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Sponsor: DECOPOLIS
Telephone: 918-382-7388
Contact Name: Kathleen
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The Arabian Horse Association is headed back to Tulsa, Okla. for the 2018 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from October 19-27. Join us for exciting new events,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 East 21st Street
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74114
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Kelsey Bergland
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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
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Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
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Come celebrate the arrival of fall!  With hayrides, games, trunk or treating, train ides, emergency vehicles, a petting zoo, and more,  Asbury is bringing in the Autumn season!  This...

Cost: Free, except food items for purchase from Food Trucks

Where:
Asbury UMC
6767 S. Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK  74133
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Sponsor: Asbury UMC
Telephone: 918-392-1165
Contact Name: Kim Broadhurst
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BaseCamp Spook-tacular: A camping, music, Halloween festival. Be prepared for a kid-friendly spooky night filled with friendly ghost, tent-o-treating, a mini-spook glow hike, and tons of great live...

Cost: Free Entry, $55 Camping Permit, $70 Early Entry Camping Permit

Where:
Turkey Mountain
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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Once a year, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. HallowMarine 2018 will feature our...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK  74037
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Aquarium
Telephone: 918-528-1507
Contact Name: Liz Medrano
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America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
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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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The Fear Factory is Tulsa's newest haunted attraction.

Cost: $20

Where:
Tulsa, OK  74115


Sponsor: 75 Productions
Telephone: 918-947-9544
Website »

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TU Theatre presents Man of La Mancha on October 18-20 and October 25-27 at 8pm. October 21 at 2pm,

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Kendall Hall
3102 E 4th Place
Tulsa, OK  74104
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