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Spring 2018 News at Cottonwood Creek Ranch Exciting things have been happening here at Cottonwood Creek Ranch! March 1st was our official move in date at our new location in Oklahoma City. We are now conveniently located just three miles from the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds at 907 N. Chisholm, between N. Council Road and N. MacArthur Blvd. On March 19-23, we will be hosting a Spring Break Riding Camp for Oklahoma City’s aspiring young equestrians. Come join us for this educational camp from 9 am to 3 pm, ages 6-14, beginner to advanced students are welcome. Your child will learn how to brush, saddle and ride horses with safety minded professional instructors. Action-packed days will be filled with riding, activities and crafts. We have qualified instructors and safe lesson horses. Only $325 for the week, 10% off if you are already taking lessons at CCR, or if you purchase a package of five lessons before the start of camp. Easter Egg Hunt Join us for our First Annual Cottonwood Creek Ranch Easter Egg Hunt on March 24th! The fun begins at 2 pm and lasts until 4 pm. Plan to hop on down to the farm for an eggperience you’ll never forget! From 2-3, we will have pony rides and horse painting. At 3:15 sharp, we will kick off our Easter egg hunt. Eggs will include candy and some lucky hunters might find a certificate for a free first riding lesson. There will be five lesson certificates for each age group to find. Age groups will be kindergarten and under, 1st-5th grade and 6th grade on up. This fun day is our Easter gift to you and we are looking forward to meeting new people and welcoming them into the sport of riding! For reservations or more information, please contact Annie at 405-888-7379 or visit our website at CottonwoodCreekRanch.net.

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Machine Art Contest at the Oklahoma City Zoo The Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper invite Oklahoma students to participate in the 14th annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest for a chance to have their design displayed on a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo and win wild prizes. We want students to create original designs incorporating the contest theme “2018 is the Year of the Bird: Celebrate our World’s Winged Wonders.” About the theme: “Year of the Bird: Celebrate our World’s Winged Wonders” National Geographic has declared 2018 to be the “Year of the Bird” to mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and announced a year-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness for birds. In support of this effort, the OKC Zoo is encouraging aspiring artists, conservationists to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and illustrate how best they would help our world’s winged wonders with their entries for the Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. The OKC Zoo is proud to join forces with National Geographic, National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLife International, and millions of nature lovers in this global effort around the globe to help birds and their habitats. This campaign aims to remind people of the wonder and beauty of birds and the responsibility we all have for caring for our shared planet. To get started, visitors to BirdYourWorld.org will discover simple but meaningful steps that anyone can take to help birds each month and join a pledge to participate.

ners and their teachers/parents are encouraged to attend an award presentation during the OKC Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. Grand Prize Winners: •

There will be one Grand Prize Winner per division: Lower (K-5) and Upper (6-12).

Each winner will receive a $300 gift card to a store at OKC Outlets and their design will become the cover of a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo for a full year.

CONTEST DETAILS

First Place: Winner will receive a certificate.

Who’s Eligible?

AZA Choice: Winner will receive a certificate.

Zoo Directors Top 10 Honor Roll: Each winner will receive a certificate.

Oklahoma students, K-12 may enter through their school, home school, civic group (e.g. Scouts), or on their own.

Categories: •

Lower (K-5) and Upper (6-12)

Drawing for $1,529 toward an OCSP account: •

All students who submit a design on an official contest entry form will be entered into a random drawing to win $1,529 toward an OCSP account.

Art Specifications: •

Designs must be vertical and created on an official entry form.

Students can submit more than one design but may only be entered into the drawing once.

Xerox copies of the entry form are acceptable.

All mediums accepted including computer-generated art. Consider using bright colors!

The winning name will be drawn on or around April 11, 2018, by a member of the Zoo’s Marketing/Public Relations team.

Written messages are not required but if included they should be legible, relevant to the contest theme.

The winner will be notified by phone.

The winner will be recognized during the OKC Zoo’s Party for the Planet celebration on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 2 p.m.

No purchase necessary to enter. Need not be present to win.

Judging: •

Entries will be judged based upon relevance to the contest theme, creativity and meeting all art specifications.

Award Categories/Prizes: Contest winners will be notified by email or phone. Win-

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers scavenger Zoo Contest... hunts, river raft building among other crafts during Spring Break Regarding official entry Visitors to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will have the opportunity to participate in engaging family-friendly activities such as building beadwork samples and creating river rafts from popsicle sticks, trekking through the galleries on a scavenger hunt, and more from March 19 – 23 at the Museum located at 1700 NE 63rd Street in Oklahoma City.

forms: •

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018.

Official forms are available online here, request one via email by contacting Candice Rennels at (405) 425-0298. Entry forms will also be available in the Zoo’s Guest Services office 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

All entries submitted become property of the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Mail entries to: The OKC Zoo, Attn: DP Art Contest, 2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Daily admission for the National Cowboy Museum is $12.50 for adults, $9.75 for seniors (62+) and students with valid ID, and $5.75 for children (6 – 12). Children five and under are free. All Spring Break activities are free with Museum admission.

All submissions must be postmarked by March 31.

For additional information visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/kids or call 405-478-2250.

For more information, contact Candice Rennels at (405) 425-0298 or visit the website at https://www.okczoo.org/ dr-pepper-vending-machine-art-contest

The activities take place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and encourage hands-on participation and gallery exploration through the Museum’s new temporary exhibitions, Unlocking the Vault: Mysteries and Marvels of the Museum and Do You See What I See? Painted Conversations by Theodore Waddell. “There are so many new and exciting things to explore at the Museum and we are looking forward to another fun-filled spring break with local families,” said Inez S. Wolins, the Museum’s Chief Public Experience Officer. “Our dedicated craft stations and intriguing new exhibitions are sure to excite the most curious little minds.” Other upcoming events include the first-ever Murder Mystery Night: Rare and Wondrous Curiosities from the West on April 7 and Family Sleepover on April 28. Spots are limited and registration required for both events.

About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is located only six miles northeast of downtown Oklahoma City in the Adventure District at the junction of Interstates 44 and 35, the state’s exciting Adventure Road corridor. The Museum offers annual memberships beginning at just $40. For more information, visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Kids Bowl Free at Heritage Lanes

Heritage Lanes Kids Bowl Free starts April 16th and run through Sept. 16th. Kids 15 and under can receive 2 free games each day all Summer. (shoe rental not included) Parents can register their child or children at www.kidsbowlfree.com/ heritage.


2018 Gramling Steam Locomotive ticketing information Steam Train Rides April 7-8 & 14-15, 2018 Relive the golden age of steam railroading when the Oklahoma Railway Museum host Leigh Valley Coal Company #126 The beautifully restored 1930s-era coal-burning saddle tank steam locomotive affectionately known as “Sadie”. Ride in vintage 1920s & 30s passenger cars or on an open flatcar or caboose and enjoy the unique experience of hearing that engine chug down the track during the 40 minute excursion. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $5.00 ages three to twelve and under three ride free as a lap child.

and April 13 & 15, 2018, you will be able to power down the tracks behind Leigh Valley Coal Company #126.

Trains leave from our historic Oakwood Depot on the Oklahoma Railway Museum grounds at: Saturday 9:15 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm and Sunday at 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm .

No previous locomotive experience is required A qualified engineer will be in the cab at all times, participants will enjoy a half hour operating the engine (including safety orientation).

At the Throttle

Participants must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Release forms are required. Clothing appropriate to a working rail yard should be worn at all times. Jeans or overalls and boots are recommended. Participants wishing to have their picture made should bring a camera. Friends or family or a member of the crew can take a photo of each “At the Throttle” participant.

Fridays and Sunday April 6 & 8 and April 13 & 15, 2018 8:00am-6:00pm Your opportunity to be a Steam Locomotive Engineer Tickets: $135.00 30 min run Take the reins of the “Iron Horse”! “At the Throttle” is coming to the Oklahoma Railway Museum this fall. The program is a unique opportunity for rail fans to live their dream of running a steam locomotive. On Friday and Sunday April 6 & 8

Tickets on sale at www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org Oklahoma Railway Museum 3400 NE Grand Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73110

WEEK LONG CAMPS: MAR 12 - 16 & MAR 29 - 23

Join us this Spring Break as we present two exciting weeks of fun and creativity. Kids will love joining in with our performing arts-based camps as we work on essential skills in an engaging environment. Week-long camps run March 12 - 16 and 19 - 23. Places are limited though, so sign up quickly! Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. 2501 N. Blackwelder, OKC (405) 606-7003 www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org


Teen Tech Month at the Library System in March The Metropolitan Library System is working to inspire Oklahoma teens to explore, create and share by celebrating Teen Tech Month throughout March. Library programs this month showcase the technologybased learning available through the library to help teens prepare for college and careers by ensuring they are skilled and ethical technology users. The programs inspire teens to explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and much more. For more information, http://www.metrolibrary. org/dog-eared/teen-tech-month-2018.

Playdate at the Pool Goldfish Swim School Quality Time at 90 Degrees

Some parents see our Playdate at the Pool as a great opportunity to spend quality time with their kids enjoying a fun, unique activity. However, a few see it as a convenient excuse to play in the 90-degree pool they enviously watch their kids enjoy during swim lessons. Regardless of your motivation, you’ll want to give our Playdate at the Pool a try. There’s no need to make a reservation unless you’re bringing more than ten people and of course, there’s no need to worry about the weather. Just show up, suit up and jump right in. You’ll be happy you did. https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/edmond/programs/ additional-programs/

Breakout Room Ralph Ellison Library March 24, 4pm

Paper Circuits Ralph Ellison Library March 27, 4pm

Build-a-Bot Edmond Library March 22, 4:30pm

Perler Beads Ralph Ellison Library March 16, 4pm Del City Library March 23, 4pm

Button Making Edmond Library March 15, 4:30pm Coding Choctaw Library *3 part series* March 20, 3:30pm March 27, 3:30pm April 3, 3:30pm Duct Tape Northwest Library March 23, 4pm Ozobot Robots Northwest Library March 19, 4pm

Sphero Robots Northwest Library March 19, 4pm Ralph Ellison Library March 20, 4pm Snap Circuits Wright Library March 17, 1pm Bethany Library March 17, 2pm Southern Oaks Library March 20, 2pm Ralph Ellison Library March 22, 4pm Capitol Hill Library March 29, 4:30pm Del City Library March 30, 4pm

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Oklahoma Contemporary 2018 Spring Arts Camp March 19-23 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Grades K-1 | Pix-ART

Instructor: Leslie Hensley Tuition: $195 From screen to canvas, campers will create works of art inspired by their favorite Pixar films! With mixed media pieces, wearable art and group installations, this camp will be the ultimate spring break experience! Grades K-1 | Lots-a-Dots Instructor: Debbie Elledge Tuition: $195 Taking inspiration from artist Yayoi Kusama, campers will be seeing lots-a-dots this week! Dots will be used to create repetition, texture and patterns in the paintings and prints they create. Campers will also use re-purposed objects to make a colorful 3-D sculpture. Grades 2-4 | Cartoon Creators Instructor: Danny Gordon Tuition: $195 During this camp, campers will learn how to create their own wacky cartoon characters! They'll put their characters to work and in action in three-panel cartoon strips, complete with speech bubbles and backgrounds. Grades 5-6 | 3-D Sculpture Building Instructor: Autumn Brown Tuition: $195

Workshop - 3 Amigos bunny plate

Tue Mar 20th 10:30am 12:00pm Unpluggits Paint & Play, 575 Enterprise Dr # 110, Edmond, OK 73013 Learn how to make this adorable bunny plate design! Our instructor will walk you through step by step, and show you tips and tricks to use on future projects. This piece will be fired and ready to pick up in a week! $22 per plate Must RSVP for event. Message on Facebook or call at (405) 340-7584 to register. http://www.unpluggits.com/calendar.html

In this camp, students will spend a week designing and creating their own mythical creature out of paper mache, paint and other mixed-media materials. They'll explore the concepts of 3-D sculpture building and use contemporary techniques along with the traditional process of paper mache to construct their creature. EXTRA CARE $40/week | $15/day Tuesday - Friday 8-9 a.m.* Monday - Thursday 4-6 p.m.* *Days may differ for shorter weeks. Oklahoma Contemporary has a new Go Green online price! Register for adult classes, youth classes and camps online and save $5! 3000 General Pershing Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73107 Phone: 405.951.0000 oklahomacontemporary.org/edu/camps/spring-break/

Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic Schedules New Patient Clinic Days

If you think your child may be suffering from allergies or asthma, the board-certified allergists at the Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma Clinic are having a new patients only clinic day on April 13 and May 11. Call the office to book your appointment 405-235-0040.


Camp Claphans A Residential Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities The camp is for kids ages 8 to 18 and is an outreach project of the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities. The camp is located on the hospital's campus at 2002 E. Robinson St. in Norman. It features two cabins, an activities building and an 11-acre lake. Camp activities include horseback riding, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, scavenger hunts, fishing and canoeing. Other activities include talent shows, dance parties and stargazing. Also, campers get to visit a local water park during their last day at camp. We offer camp sessions that consist of four days and three nights. The cost to attend a session is $325. Scholarships are available to families who qualify. Each camp session begins Sunday afternoon and ends on Wednesday afternoon. Campers sleep in a large, wheelchairaccessible, climate- controlled cabin, shared by other campers and counselors. Each camper is assigned to a counselor for the week. Campers' medical needs are overseen by onsite nurses. A physician is also available if there is a need. Camp sessions are limited to 12 campers, six males and six females divided into two cabins. Camp History Camp ClapHans opened in 2013. The camp is named in honor of the late Sammy Jack Claphan, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and an Oklahoma native. Claphan played football at the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in special education. He later played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers. After retiring from the NFL, he returned to Oklahoma and became a special education teacher. He died in 2001. 2018 Camp Sessions: Session 1 June 10 - June 13; Session 2 June 17 - June 20; Session 3 June 24 - June 27; Session 4 July 8 - July 11; Session 5July 15 - July 18. Camp registration begins January 19, 2018, and applications are due Mar 9, 2018. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Mar 9, 2018 For more information, contact Camp Director Bobbie Hunter at 405-307-2865 or e-mail camp@jdmc.org Camp ClapHans • 2002 E Robinson St, Norman, OK • 405-3072865

Whimsical Spring Break

What kind of WONDER will you find under the rainbow? A whimsical adventure awaits at the WONDERtorium this Spring Break! • 3/19: Crowns and Sceptors - Reveal your royalty--wear your crown! Kings and queens, come make your own crowns and sceptors in this magical moment. • 3/20: Coat of Arms - A castle knight needs their shield! Ride your valiant steed to the WONDERtorium to make your own personal coat of arms shield designed by you. • 3/21: Dragon Wings - How to train your dragon...and give them wings! Come make dragon wings and fly off into the whimsical realm of the WONDERtorium. • 3/22: Kite Making - Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Let's goooo fly a kite! Let your creativity soar as you make your own kite and see how high it flies. • 3/23: Monster Factory - Love to be a monster? Come to the monster factory and make your own! You're sure to have a roaring good time! These activities are included in your museum admission or membership. Space is limited, so pick up your free ticket in person or call ahead 405-533-3333. Please note that participants must arrive 30 minutes before their ticket time; you can play in the museum while you wait! Participate in all five Whimsical Spring Break activities and receive a $5 Ruthie's Shop of WONDER shopping spree! Pick up your Spring Break punch card when you come on Monday the 19th.


Spring Break Escape at Sam Noble Museum Enjoy five action-packed days of learning, dancing, crafting and playing at this year’s Spring Break Escape event, taking place March 19-23 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. The annual event offers families a variety of activities that range from live music to meeting museum scientists and holding foot-long millipede. Visitors also can participate in hands-on experiments to learn about birds, make a homemade rocket and boogie down with one of the area’s favorite musical duos, the Sugar Free Allstars, and Norman’s favorite one-man band, Mike Hosty. Spring Break Escape is sponsored by Arvest Bank of Norman. General museum admission applies. Spring Break Escape highlights: •

Monday, March 19: From 11 a.m. to noon, local guitar guru Mike Hosty will have everyone on their feet singing and dancing. Hosty entertains as a one-man band, playing drums with his feet while strumming the guitar and singing at the same time!

Tuesday, March 20: Have you dreamed of holding a footlong millipede or petting a tarantula? Have you ever seen a possum beetle roll over and play dead? Join the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension and get adventurous with Oklahoma’s only live bug-petting zoo from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21: Stop by between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. to see some cool dinosaur fossils, meet a paleontologist and learn about the museum’s science-outreach program, ExplorOlogy®!

Thursday, March 22: Get ready to pack the dance floor, because here come the Sugar Free Allstars! This Grammy-featured duo will kick off a high-energy rock show dance party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23: Round out the week by celebrating culture. See an arrowhead-making demonstration, watch as the Oklahoma Fancy Dancers demonstrate their traditional American Indian tribal dances, take part in Kiowa and Caddo storytelling, and dig for arrow points.

A full schedule of activities is below and can be found at samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/education-2/spring-break-escape/. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and up, and $5 for youth ages 4 to 17. Children ages 3 and under are admitted for free. Most programs are geared for families with children ages 4 and up, unless otherwise noted below. All programs will be filled on a first-come basis. The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at J. Willis Stovall Road and Chautauqua Avenue. For accommodations, call (405) 325-4712 or visit SamNobleMuseum. ou.edu.

Oklahoma Fancy Dancers entertain at Spring Break Escape at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.


Alaska Cruise Night April 13, 6-9 pm Hosted by Michelle's Destinations Unlimited, LLC

Stop by before you go to the Art Walk in downtown! Deciding on how to see Alaska can be a tough decision, let us help you make the best decision! We will go over Round trip cruises, North or Southbound journeys and Cruise tours. Let us know if you can be here, space is limited! email shelly@travelwithmichelle.com to RSVP or call 405360-4482. Michelle's Destinations Unlimited, LLC 300 W Gray St Ste 112, Norman, Oklahoma 73069

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Sparks@First Presbyterian Church enrolling for Summer 2018

Theme: Road Trip 2018! Dates: May 30 – July 27, 2018 (extended summer days available in August) Times: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm For: children in Pre-K to 8th grade Cost: $135 per week (15% discount for multiple children) $55 enrollment fee per child DHS approved! 2-STAR facility! Let your child join us this summer as we “travel” across North and South America to learn all about different people and places all while staying right here at home! What we have to offer: Classes to keep brains active, fun workshops, clubs, swimming trips, field trips. Arts and crafts, group games, free play time, and a chance to make lots of new friends! 1001 NW 25th Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73106 (405) 5250018 • www.fpcokc.org/spark

Looking for activities? Check out our website calendar and also the Facebook page.

Birthday Parties • Sports Teams Church Groups Any and all events INDOORS OR OUTDOORS Ages 6 to 80 Very Affordable

405-259-9300 Kickingbird Tennis Center 2018 Spring Break Camp

March 19 - 22 $80.00 per person, includes camp t-shirt 12:00 - 1:30pm, Ages 6-16 Players will be divided by skill level. Red, orange, green and yellow ball will be used. Players will train with ball color that corresponds to their skill and age level. What you need to bring: A racquet, if you have one. If not, you can borrow one. Wear comfortable clothing. We prefer non-marking tennis shoes. Running shoes are not recommended. We provide water on the courts, but feel free to bring your own. Wear sunscreen! Hats and visors are also recommended! To register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-springbreak-camp-tickets-42399892219

March 2018 Central OK Children's Directory E-Newsletter  

The monthly e-newsletter for the Spring Summer 2018 Children's Directory

March 2018 Central OK Children's Directory E-Newsletter  

The monthly e-newsletter for the Spring Summer 2018 Children's Directory

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