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We at Oklahoma Magazine are firmly committed to philanthropy in all its forms; with that, we proudly present the 2017 Social Datebook, our annual guide to charitable events and programs in Greater Tulsa and Greater Oklahoma City. This useful resource lists a variety of events, ranging from black-tie galas to 5K runs, all benefiting a worthy cause. All these organizations appreciate your donations, but there are other ways to help. Volunteering your time is equally valuable to many of these groups, and purchasing tickets to these tax-deductible events not only helps others but provides an enjoyable experience for you. Everyone wins. The 2017 Social Datebook makes it easy to find a cause or an event that fits your interests and pocketbook. I hope you explore all your options for helping others with our special publication.

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Give Your Time

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High Tech Philanthropy Giving in the Digital Age is only a click away. The internet has made nearly every aspect of our lives easier, from keeping in touch with friends and family to navigating our way across town. It has also made it more convenient – and in some ways more affordable – to give to charities. Through the Google Chrome add-on Tab for a Cause, people can help raise money for philanthropic causes by just opening a new tab on their web browsers. Every time a user opens a new tab, ad revenue is generated and all of the profits go to the selected cause. Tab for a Cause has raised over $270,000 for charities like water.org and Save the Children. People can also donate while shopping online without spending anything extra. 6

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Goodshop offers deals to popular stores, and when someone buys online, a percentage of that purchase goes to the charity of choice. Users save money and donate all at the same time. Amazon offers a similar service. When users shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5 percent of money from eligible purchases goes to a charity chosen by the shopper from a list of nearly a million. If people would rather do their shopping in person, Common Kindness offers coupons for household items and groceries. When a coupon is clipped from the website, Common Kindness donates to that shopper’s favorite nonprofit. People can also fund causes directly through crowdsourcing websites. The most


well-known is GoFundMe, which has raised more than $2 billion for people across the globe. The site is commonly used for causes like raising money for medical bills when families cannot afford to pay, but it can also be used to fund education or travel. Individuals share their stories, and donors choose who they would like to support. Crowdrise provides a comparable service with an edgier vibe. Their slogan is, “If you don’t give back no one will like you.” And if being liked isn’t a good enough incentive, the website also offers a rewards program. The “decent humans,” as they call their users, earn points for donating, which can then be redeemed for Crowdrise gear or additional donations to their favorite causes. Kiva is a crowdsourced interest-free loan website where people in more than 80 countries can request a certain amount of money to attend school, start a business, buy farm supplies and much more. Users can lend

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$25 or more to help them reach their goals. Once that loan is repaid, lenders can put that money towards other loans or withdraw the money. Approximately 97 percent of Kiva loans have been repaid. For those who would rather give time than money, Volunteer Match connects people with causes that could use an extra hand in their area. Volunteers can search through requests for help to find the opportunity they’re interested in, whether that’s helping kids learn to read, fostering an animal or maintaining hiking trails. If people like to work out, they can download the Charity Miles app and generate donations while they run. If they would rather play a game, they can earn food for the hungry on FreeRice.com just by answering quiz questions. With seemingly endless easy, accessible ways to give online, being charitable is only a click away. BETH WEESE


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Giving After You’re Gone

Charitable estate donations allow philanthropists to continue their legacy of giving. Donating in support of charitable organizations is a priority for many people – whether it’s their church, a nonprofit they support or their alma mater. These donors have decided that the mission of this organization deserves their hard-earned dollars. But how can dedicated philanthropists ensure their charitable organizations of choice continue to receive the vital donations they require? This can be achieved through careful philanthropic planning, or planned giving, which often includes planning to give from the donor’s estate. This sort of planning takes time and effort and can be an uncomfortable topic for some people. So what benefits are there to planned giving – for both donors and the charities 10

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they care about? Diana Lasswell, Oklahoma State University Foundation associate vice president of gift planning, has worked in the nonprofit sector for 23 years and specifically in gift planning for the last 10 years. She meets many donors who genuinely want to give back. “I find often times that donors have received a hand up in the past and desire to offer the opportunity to others,” she says. Mark Loeber, CEO and founder of The Advancement Group, which provides planned giving services for many nonprofits including the Tulsa Community Foundation and the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, highlights the importance of planned giving


in helping charitable organizations. “Many people give sacrificially to [charities] during life and don’t think about the financial consequences to the charity at their passing away,” he says. “Estate gifts can continue our giving beyond our living that would otherwise end.” Planning estate giving also sends an important message to future generations. Donors are able to convey the importance of giving to others by including charitable gifts in their estate planning, Loeber says. “In essence, they are transferring their value and their values.” There are some very practical reasons for estate planning that come in the form of tax benefits. Loeber says a properly designed estate plan can reduce some unnecessary taxes, allowing for more of the estate to go to family or nonprofit organizations that work in the areas of interest of the donor. Gifts to charitable organizations in turn receive charitable estate tax deductions. There are benefits to the nonprofits who are included in donors’ estate planning beyond the obvious cash donation. There can be a lot

of uncertainty for organizations that rely on community support. These final gifts from donors can replace the annual gifts the charities had relied upon and can, in some cases, provide ongoing support. “Planned gifts can often provide the endowed support a charity needs to be able to continue for the coming years, connecting the donors with their charity’s passion and mission,” Lasswell says. An endowment is a gift to a nonprofit organization, often set up so that only the investment income from the principal is used. This provides long-term support for an organization. Though end-of-life planning can be very difficult, taking time to consider what will be left behind is important. It can also make a big difference to the charitable, educational and spiritual institutions that make a difference in a community. Lasswell sums up the importance of these arrangements: “Planned gifts are often the last and most significant gift an individual can make to their favorite charity or charities.” BONNIE RUCKER

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Give Your Time Millennials may be the generation struggling the most financially, but that doesn’t stop them from helping others. Life is often difficult for those in their 20s, and that’s never been truer than for today’s millennials. Bound by a lifetime of debt when they graduate college, many are forced to live at home while facing stagnant wages and a dubious financial future. The ability to cut a large check for charity and call it good just isn’t a reality for many of this generation, so many are finding something else to give: their time. Sam Dagnall of Tulsa serves with the Loaned Executive Program for the Tulsa 12

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Area United Way, promoting awareness and working to reach fundraising goals. He began his philanthropic journey by making financial contributions while working for QuikTrip, a company that matches employee donations to charity dollar for dollar. Working for such a community-minded organization inspired Dagnall to do more. “Until I began to give back to the community and volunteer my time, I never realized that by doing so I can be a part of the solution,” Dagnall says. “My experience has been


unbelievably rewarding, and I only hope that I am able to be an example for those close to me, showing that anyone and everyone can make a difference.” Angie Aubrey of Oklahoma City serves as the chair of the Emerging Leaders Steering Committee for the United Way of Central Oklahoma. This group of young, civicminded professionals organizes such annual volunteer events as an Easter egg hunt for low-income families, a fall carnival for pre-kindergartners with special needs and a holiday dance for seniors. In addition to these activities, Aubrey volunteers year-round in other ways for the organization. “It’s important that I volunteer because of the impact it can make in the lives of others as well as the impact it has on my own life,”

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Aubrey says. “It’s easy to become cynical when you skim the headlines and see only negative, oppressive and often tragic news happening all around us. Volunteering allows me the opportunity to see the light in the darkness and be a part of the positivity that we so desperately need.” Both Dagnall and Aubrey urge others to give their time for the local community. “I would encourage everyone to volunteer for one new cause a year,” Aubrey says. “That’s what I’ve challenged myself to do. It opens your eyes to the needs in our community that you might not know existed. It helps you discover where your passion lies, which makes a grueling day of volunteer work feel like it took no effort at all.” TARA MALONE

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Jan. 21 Domestic Violence Intervention Services Join DVIS for Rooftop Rendezvous Best of Brunch and enjoy brunch items from several different hot spots around town. Sky Loft, First Place Tower dvis.org

and volunteers about programs, services and events in the area. American Cancer Society Tulsa Office cancer.org

Toyland Ball 

Center Impressions 

Polar Plunge 

Feb. TBA The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges Center Impressions is a new service that offers classes in its beloved art studio. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

Disco Bowl Tulsa 

Jan. 21 Parent Child Center of Tulsa Cocktails, dinner, live auction, toy drive, live band and dancing comprise a magical night for Parent Child Center of Tulsa. Cox Business Center parentchildcenter.org

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Jan. 7 Tulsa Air & Space Museum Start the year with a healthy run at the only run in Oklahoma on an airport runway. Tulsa Air & Space Museum tulsaairandspacemuseum.org

B’Nai Emunah Synagogue Joanne Caras will talk about her experience interviewing Holocaust survivors, and proceeds from the sales of her cookbooks will feed the hungry at Carmei Ha’ir in Jerusalem.  Congregation B’Nai Emunah tulsagogue.com

The Oklahoma Wedding Show 

Bishop Kelley Trivia Night 

Runway Run 

Jan. 14 Oklahoma Magazine For expert help with event planning, flowers, wedding apparel, caterers and venues, The Oklahoma Wedding show will help make planning your special day a breeze. Expo Square, Central Park Hall oklahomawedding.com

Jan. 21 Bishop Kelley High School Trivia buffs are encouraged to stop by Bishop Kelley High School for the annual Trivia Night, supporting the school’s programs. Bishop Kelley High School bishopkelley.org

Jan. 27-March 4 Special Olympics Oklahoma Hearty individuals will plunge into freezing water at various locations in Oklahoma to benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma. State-wide sook.org

Holland Hall Alumni Trivia Night  Jan. 28

Holland Hall Head to Holland Hall to play lively trivia games and help benefit the school. Holland Hall hollandhall.org

Big Bash Gala 

Jan. 28 Gatesway Foundation Come celebrate past supporters, learn about current foundation initiatives and get a glimpse of Gatesway’s vision for the future. Southern Hills Country Club bigbashtulsa.org

American Cancer Society Volunteer Open House 

Jan. 28 American Cancer Society Hear from American Cancer Society staff

February

Feb. 3 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Dust off those “Boogie Shoes, “Get Down Tonight” and “Work Hard” to raise money for JA at this bowling extravaganza. AMF Sheridan Lanes jaok.org

Annual Buttercup Bash 

Feb. 4 Junior Women’s Association Enjoy a cocktail style event with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, silent auction, casino table games, liquor toss and a restaurant gift-card pull. Sky Loft, First Place Tower tbhjuniorwomen.com

Icons and Idols 

Feb. 4  Tulsa Ballet  Tulsa Ballet has brought unprecedented recognition to Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma. Celebrate 60 years at this year’s premier fundraiser for Tulsa Ballet, Icons and Idols.  Cox Business Center  iconsandidols.org

Hearts Rebuilding Homes 

Feb. 9 Rebuilding Together Tulsa Rebuilding Together Tulsa’s dinner and auction fundraiser includes dinner and silent auction. Stokely Event Center rebuildingtogethertulsa.org

Annual Valentine Show 

Feb. 9 Tulsa Girls Art School Feel the love at TGAS’s Valentine Show, featuring hand-made Valentine cards and gifts by students at TGAS. Tulsa Girls Art School tulsagirlsartschool.org

Mentorship Luncheon 

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Feb. 10  Junior League of Tulsa  Join the Junior League of Tulsa for its fifth-annual Mentorship Luncheon.   Location TBA jltulsa.org

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Wine & Chocolate Valentine’s Dinner Fundraiser  Feb. 11

OpenTable Community Cafe OpenTable Community Cafe is a “paywhat-you-can-afford cafe” with the mission of helping to end hunger in Owasso. Bailey Education Foundation opentablecc.org

Tulsa Heart Ball 

Feb. 11 American Heart Association This evening celebrates the American Heart Association’s work and mission and the lives saved and improved because of patrons’ effort. Cox Business Center tulsaheartball.org

16th Annual Wild Hearts Ball  Feb. 11

Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center Dust off those old prom dresses and tuxedos and attend the prom of your dreams. Dennis R. Neill Equality Center okeq.org

Pink Stiletto 

Feb. 11 Susan G. Komen Tulsa Pink Stiletto is a dinner and dance benefiting Susan G. Komen Tulsa’s mission to provide funding for breast health services. Double Tree Hotel – Downtown komentulsa.org

Hugs & Fishes 

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Oklahoma Aquarium Spend a memorable Valentine’s Day alongside the sea at this year’s Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Dinner. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org

Valentine’s Dinner with Sarah Coburn  Feb. 11

Tulsa Opera Soprano Sarah Coburn will perform delicate, delightful and daring arias as you dine on Master Chef Jonathan Moosmiller’s unforgettable delicacies. Southern Hills Country Club tulsaopera.com

Furry Valentine 

Feb. 12 StreetCats This silent auction, wine and dessert tasting supports StreetCats, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue organization. Tulsa Historical Society & Museum streetcatstulsa.org

Monarch Ball 

Feb. 17 Domestic Violence Intervention Services Monarch Ball is a black-tie affair with dinner and dancing benefiting those who have been affected by domestic violence. Southern Hills Country Club dvis.org

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Mardi Gras Masquerade 

Feb. 17 New Hope Oklahoma New Hope invites you to partake in New Orleans-style cuisine and celebrate the wonder that is Mardi Gras Masquerade. Bond Event Center newhopeoklahoma.org

2017 Gridiron 

Feb. 17-18 Tulsa Gridiron This hilarious, rockin’ show is a fundraiser for communications scholarships in support of First Amendment rights. Cox Business Center tulsagridiron.org

Taste of Success Cultural Dinner  Feb. 18 

Education for Scholars, Inc. This event is being organized to commemorate the non-violent work of Martin Luther King, Jr., who advocated for unity and equality in America and around the world.  Greenwood Cultural Center  educationforscholars.org

Heart of Henry 

Feb. 18 Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless Named for community philanthropist Henry Zarrow, the Heart of Henry features a banquet and award presentation to a philanthropic individual. Southern Hills Country Club tulsadaycenter.org

Live United Luncheon and Awards  Feb. 21

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family to come together. Cox Business Center tauw.org/awards

Abersons & Friends Warehouse Sale  Feb. 22-24

Family & Children’s Services Save up to 85 percent on designer duds, furniture and home decor items from dozens of local stores. Every penny spent benefits programs by Family & Children’s Services. Family & Children’s Services fcsok.org/sale

Puttin’ on the Dog 

Feb. 23 LIFE Senior Services This gala evening features a gourmet dinner by executive chef Devin Levine, musical entertainment and silent and live auctions. Cox Business Center lifeseniorservices.org

Street Party 2017 

Feb. 24 Street School Don’t be late for this very important date at Street School’s “Mad Hatter” themed fundraiser. Cox Business Center streetschool.org

Holland Hall Book Fair 

Feb. 25 Holland Hall The annual sale of donated goods such as DVDs, rare books, toys and games will be held in the middle school. Holland Hall hollandhall.org

Lunar New Year Gala  

Feb. 25 Dillon International Benefiting the international adoption programs of Dillon International, this

event will have a “Fly Me to the Moon” theme in memory of Frank Sinatra. Southern Hills Country Club dillonadopt.com

Winterset 

Feb. 25 Osteopathic Founders Foundation The annual winter gala returns with more great food and entertainment to raise money for local charitable groups. Hyatt Regency Tulsa osteopathicfounders.org

Annual Board of Trustees’ Fundraiser  Feb. 25

The Flo and Morris Mizel Jewish Community Day School The annual Board of Trustees’ Fundraiser includes dinner, cocktails and entertainment. Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center mizelschool.org

12th Annual Cooking Up Compassion  Feb. 25

Catholic Charities of Tulsa This dinner and live auction benefit the 60,000 people served each year by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa. Cox Business Center catholiccharitiestulsa.org

March

Youth of the Year Banquet 

March TBA Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command Join the Salvation Army in honoring Metro Tulsa’s Boys & Girls Club’s outstanding youth at their annual dinner. TBA www.salarmytulsa.org


Living With Diabetes Health & Wellness  March 1 American Diabetes Association This powerful initiative is designed to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. Location TBA diabetes.org

Harwelden Awards Luncheon  March 3

Arts and Humanities Council of Oklahoma This event honors individuals and organizations who have been intrepid supporters of the arts in Tulsa. Hardesty Arts Center AHHAtulsa.org

A World Passport to Food and Music  March 3

Signature Symphony Presented by the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College, this program benefits the Higher Scale music education and outreach program. Location TBA signaturesymphony.org/highnote

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala in Tulsa  

March 3  Alzheimer’s Association  The Memory Gala best connects community leaders and philanthropists to those directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  Cox Business Center  alz.org/oklahoma

Red Ribbon Gala 

March 4 Tulsa CARES Red Ribbon Gala serves as the largest fundraiser annually for Tulsa CARES. Its

mission: Delivering social services to people affected by HIV and AIDS. Cox Business Center tulsacares.org

CASA Casino 2017: Feathers and Fedoras  March 4 Tulsa CASA Join Tulsa CASA for a night at the casino - dinner, live and silent auctions and casino games await. Downtown Tulsa Hyatt Regency casacasino.org

Sapphire Celebration Gala and Auction  March 4

Riverfield Country Day School The Sapphire Celebration gala and auction benefits Riverfield Country Day School. River Spirit Casino riverfield.org

Splash 

March 4 Oklahoma Aquarium Splash will offer tastings from the finest brewers and restaurants along with a first look at the new sea turtle exhibit. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org

Sip for Sight Patron Wine Dinner  March 9

Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) Patrons of Vizavance are welcome to the Sip of Sight Wine Dinner before the event. Summit Club vizavance.org

Sip for Sight 

March 11 Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma)

Sip for Sight is Vizavance’s annual spring fundraising event with a red carpet, dinner and wine tasting gala. OSU-Tulsa vizavance.org

35th St. Patrick’s Day Run   March 11 Special Olympics Oklahoma This race has a history of being one of the top 5K races in Oklahoma and is expected to attract more than 3,000 runners. Brookside sook.org

“The best party in town,” as it is often called, is a lavish evening to revel in fine dining, lively dancing and plenty of surprises. Cox Business Center bestpartyintown.org

Operation A.R.T. Gala  March 25 Operation Aware Oklahoma Operation A.R.T. Gala will showcase artwork from local artists with entertainment, food, and live and silent auctions. Location TBA operationaware.org

Citywide Baby Shower 

Women’s Association Annual Spring Luncheon 

Oysters & Ale 

Popping Bottles 

March 18 Emergency Infant Services The Citywide Baby Shower is a diaper and clothing drive with drop off locations all across Tulsa. Citywide emergencyinfantservices.org March 23 Hospice of Green Country Oysters & Ale includes freshly shucked oysters paired with finely crafted beer or ale from local breweries to benefit the Hospice of Green Country. Greenwood Cultural Center hospiceofgreencountry.org

Kids’ World International Festival  March 23-25

Tulsa Global Alliance Get your passport and explore many different countries and cultures. Northeastern State University tulsaglobalalliance.org

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March 25 Mental Health Association Oklahoma

March 30 Tulsa Boys’ Home A fun-filled afternoon will include sumptuous fare, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. Location TBA tulsaboyshome.org March 31 Emergency Infant Services This cocktail party includes dancing and a silent auction and is hosted by Emergency Infant Services’ Young Professional Board. Location TBA emergencyinfantservices.org

Broadway Bash 

March 31 Theatre Tulsa Enjoy the city’s best local musical theatre talent as Theatre Tulsa produces its annual fundraiser. Sky Loft, First Place Tower theatretulsa.org

April

Knock Out Violence 

April through September  Domestic Violence Intervention Services  DVIS is partnering with the Tulsa Drillers to turn home runs into hope for local families in crisis with the Knock Out Violence program.   Citywide   dvis.org

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 

April TBA BBBSOK Tulsa Start a team, get donations and have fun while positively impacting the life of a child. Citywide bbbsok.org

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April 1 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Enid, TBA nationalmssociety.org

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TU Newman Center Society Dinner honoring Kathy Craft  April 20 The University of Tulsa This annual dinner benefits the students and programs of the St. Philip Neri Newman Center at The University of Tulsa. Donald W. Reynolds Center on the TU Campus tu-newman.org

2017 Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon  DREW AND LINDA EDMONDSON, JACK AND BECKY FRANK, MICHAEL BROSE; CARNIVALE, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OKLAHOMA, TULSA

Garden Party 

April 1 Little Light House This event includes brunch along with a silent and live auction. Wear a hat, change a life. Cox Business Center littlelighthouse.org

Aquarium Run 

April 1 Oklahoma Aquarium Join in the Aquarium Run to benefit the non-profit aquarium’s educational exhibits and programs. Oklahoma Aquarium okaquarium.org

Excellence in Leadership Gala  April 1

Leadership Oklahoma Leadership Oklahoma honors outstanding leaders from across the state to highlight the great work of individuals and organizations in Oklahoma. Southern Hills Country Club leadershipoklahoma.com

CAN Superhero Challenge 

April 2 Child Abuse Network The fourth annual CAN Superhero Challenge includes two obstacle course challenges with benefits going toward the Child Abuse Network. POSTOAK Lodge and Retreat childabusenetwork.org

Eagle Gift Foundation Silent Auction & Dinner  April 5 Vacuworx and Eagle Gift Foundation The Eagle Gift Foundation provides education and resources to Oklahoma area charities through this dinner and auction. Cox Business Center Ballroom vacuworx.com/community

Babypalooza and Painted Pacifier  April 7 Emergency Infant Services This concert-and-art show at Guthrie

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Green is hosted by Emergency Infant Services’ high school Junior Board. Guthrie Green emergencyinfantservices.org

Rhinestone Cowboy 

April 7 Volunteers of America Oklahoma Rhinestone Cowboy helps to raise awareness of the organization’s programs and services that help Oklahoma’s most vulnerable individuals. Cain’s Ballroom voaok.org

Holland Hall Auction 

April 7 Holland Hall For a lively auction benefiting a great school, look no further than the Holland Hall Auction. Silo Event Center hollandhall.org

Women of the Year Luncheon and Silent Auction  April 7

Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic The Annual Women of the Year Luncheon offers a silent auction benefiting TAAP scholarships and the Tulsa Public Schools Eyeglass Fund. Tulsa Country Club tulsapanhellenic.org

7th Annual Memorial Race  April 7

Will Rogers Museum This 5K sanctioned run and 1K fun run work their way through the Rogers State University campus and reserve. Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore willrogers.com

Walk MS 

April 8 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Location TBA

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Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala  April 8 Tulsa Habitat for Humanity Come celebrate Old Hollywood during an evening of fabulous food, great live entertainment and amazing auction items. Cox Business Center tulsahabitat.org

Showcase Dinner 

April 8 The Foundation for Tulsa Schools Join the Foundation for Tulsa Schools at its annual dinner preceding the Designer Showcase. Southern Hills Country Club foundationfortulsaschools.org

46th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show 

April 8-May 6 Cherokee Nation Visit the longest-running Native American art show in Oklahoma with painting, sculpture, pottery and more. Cherokee Heritage Center cherokeeheritage.org

Spring Art Show 

April 13 Tulsa Girls Art School Celebrate the arts at TGAS’s spring art show, where you can find stunning art from TGAS students. Tulsa Girls Art School tulsagirlsartschool.org

Battle of the Bands 

April 14 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Battle of the Bands is a concert where high school musicians battle it out for the title of best band or singer-songwriter in the area. The event benefits the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Cain’s Ballroom okfoodbank.org

April 20 Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma This luncheon is a fundraising effort for the Juliette Low Leadership Society, which raises community awareness about Girl Scouting. Southern Hills Country Club gseok.org

Mirror Mirror Gala 

April 21 Youth at Heart The Mirror Mirror Gala supports afterschool and summer enrichment programs for Tulsa youth. DoubleTree Warren Place youthatheart.org

Tulsa’s New Leaders 

April 21 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter Tulsa’s New Leaders features a distinguished group of Tulsa’s young professionals who exemplify outstanding leadership qualities. Hard Rock Casino Event Center cff.org/tulsa

Sixth Annual CANdlelight Ball  April 21

Child Abuse Network Engage in an elegant evening beginning with a champagne and cocktail hour and progressing to fine dining and a live auction. The Mayo Hotel childabusenetwork.org

Garden Party 

April 21 A New Leaf Join A New Leaf for its annual Garden Party to benefit the local nonprofit. A New Leaf anewleaf.org

March for Babies 

April 22 March of Dimes By raising money during March for Babies, patrons support programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. ORU Campus marchofdimes.org

Brainiac Ball 

April 22 Family & Children’s Services


It’s out of this world! Travel with us to the far reaches of our own imaginations under the stars. Cox Business Center brainiacball.com

Tulsa Heart Walk 

April 22 American Heart Association The Heart Walk is more than an experience with activities and resources aimed at helping participants take the next step in improving their heart health. ONEOK Field tulsaheartwalk.org

Bishop Kelley Auction 

April 22  Bishop Kelley High School  Come out and support Bishop Kelley at its annual auction with plenty of unique and valuable items. Bishop Kelley High School bishopkelley.org

Gem Gala 

April 22 Junior League of Tulsa The Gem Gala is a fundraiser and celebration of philanthropy, community impact and purpose. Tulsa Historical Society jltulsa.org

Garden Fest 

April 22 A New Leaf Come and enjoy a 10 percent discount on all spring plant purchases from local nonprofit A New Leaf while supporting a good cause. A New Leaf anewleaf.org

Where Hands and Feet Meet 5K and Fun Run/Walk  April 22 Total Source for Hearing-loss & Access This 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run/ walk benefits TSHA, a non-profit that provide quality services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Mohawk Park tsha.cc

Aviator Ball 

April 22 Tulsa Air & Space Museum Get ready for a lovely night with delicious fare, wine and entertainment with an aviation theme to support the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. Tulsa Air & Space Museum tulsaairandspacemuseum.org

EDGE 2017 

April 22-24 Philbrook Museum of Art A fresh, new biennial fundraising event to benefit Philbrook focuses on design and the 25-acre Philbrook Gardens. Philbrook Gardens philbrook.org

Fore The House Golf Tournament  April 24

Ronald McDonald House This event is an opportunity to meet, converse and play golf with some of the biggest names in the history of college football. Cedar Ridge Country Club rmhtulsa.org

STAN AND IRENE BURNSTEIN; RED RIBBON GALA, TULSA CARES, TULSA

12th Annual Wish Upon a Par   April 24

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma The 12th annual Wish Upon A Par golf tournament features a lunch, tournament, awards ceremony, dinner and happy hour. Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow oklahoma.wish.org

Feeding Hope Food Drive 

April 24-May 19 Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma This month long drive encourages the community to join the fight against hunger by donating food and money and raising awareness. Statewide okfoodbank.org

Empty Bowls 

April 25 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Empty Bowls serves as a gathering of Food Bank friends for a dinner, live and silent auction, raffle and live entertainment. Cox Business Center okfoodbank.org

President’s Council Dinner Gala  April 25 Tulsa Opera This gala is an exciting social event for music lovers to enjoy international opera stars up close in personal performances. Southern Hills Country Club tulsaopera.com

Savoring Sister Cities  April 25

RAJ BASU, REBEKAH TENNIS; RED RIBBON GALA, TULSA CARES, TULSA

Tulsa Global Alliance Savor the flavor of Tulsa’s eight international Sister Cities! Thomas McKeon Center for Creativity tulsaglobalalliance.org

Dining Out for Life 

April 27 Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc. During this event, over 30 restaurants give 25 percent or more to H.O.P.E. Citywide hopetesting.org

Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration  April 27

Tulsa Interfaith Alliance This annual fundraiser benefits the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance and includes a presentation of two distinctive awards. Location TBA tulsainterfaithalliance.org

Designer Showcase 

April 28-May 21 The Foundation for Tulsa Schools Visit a house decked out with items for sale, all to benefit the Foundation for Tulsa Schools. Location TBA tulsadesignershowcase.com

Equality Gala 2017 

April 29 Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center This event is the premier fundraiser for Oklahomans for Equality and the important work of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Cox Business Center okeq.org

Community Shred-A-Thon   April 29 

Crime Prevention Network  Have personal information that needs to be shredded? Protect yourself against identity theft by taking advantage of our community shred-a-thon. Drive up in your vehicle while we unload your bags or boxes. Donations benefit Tulsa Crime Stoppers.  Location TBA  tulsacrimestoppers.org

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ONE Awards 

Tulsa Tycoons 

Camp Tess Gala 

The 5x5 Annual Fundraiser for the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition  May 5

April 29 Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits The ONE Awards honors a total of 24 organizations in eight categories such as education and health services. Renaissance Hotel oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org April 30 The Tristesse Grief Center Join Camp Tess for signature cocktails, live music, a cookout and great prizes at silent and live auctions. Camp Loughridge thegriefcenter.org

May

Tatas and Tinis 

May TBA  Oklahoma Project Woman  Join Oklahoma Project Woman for small bites, drinks, live music and a premium silent auction.  Location TBA  oklahomaprojectwoman.org

May 2 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Tulsa Tycoons will include a mobile auction, networking opportunities, stories of JA Impact and Monopoly-themed games. Cox Business Center jaok.org

Tulsa Artists’ Coalition TAC’s one and only fundraiser features art by over 200 artists, all 5x5 in size and sold for $55. TAC Gallery tacgallery.org

Run for the Roses 

May 6 Tulsa Boys’ Home The Tulsa Boys’ Home signature Kentucky Derby-themed fundraising event offers races simulcast live, on-site betting, silent and live auctions and more. Pavilion Expo Square tulsaboyshome.org

May 1 Oklahoma State University in Tulsa This event recognizes icons for Oklahoma State University in Tulsa and honors their significant contributions to the community and state. Southern Hills Country Club astatelyaffair.com

CF Golf Classic 

Annual Awards Luncheon 

Sixth Annual Tee Off for Town & Country  May 8

A Stately Affair 

May 2 Goodwill Industries of Tulsa This event highlights Goodwill employees, business partners and event sponsors. Southern Hills Marriott Hotel goodwilltulsa.org

May 8 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter This golf tournament offers morning and afternoon prizes as well as a live and silent auction. Cedar Ridge Country Club cff.org/tulsa

Town and Country School Proceeds from this event benefit Town & Country School, serving children with learning differences, attention disorders and autism spectrum disorders.

PETE MADDEN M.D., MEREDITH SIEGFRIED MADDEN, JENNY AND JONO HELMERICH; ST. JOHN STREET PARTY, ST. JOHN MEDICAL CENTER, TULSA MeadowBrook Country Club tandcschool.org

TBH Frank Rhoades Golf Classic  May 8-9

Tulsa Boys’ Home The annual Frank R. Rhoades Golf Classic is the longest running charity golf tournament in Tulsa and promises plenty of outdoors fun. Patriot Golf Club, Owasso tulsaboyshome.org

Go Red for Women Luncheon  May 12

American Heart Association Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Double Tree Downtown tulsagored.heart.org

Vintage ‘53 Wine Dinner 

May 12 Total Source for Hearing-loss & Access This is the most elegant fundraiser at TSHA to benefit the deaf and hard-ofhearing individuals. Tulsa Historical Society tsha.cc

White Party 

May 12 Family & Children’s Services Morocco: where you can dance the night away while draped in white and partake with Tulsa’s best mixologists. The Vault whitepartyok.com

CREATE Gala 

May 13 Arts and Humanities Council of Oklahoma A black-tie gala affair like no other brings together leaders in the community to learn about the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s cultural initiatives. Hardesty Arts Center AHHAtulsa.org

Mother’s Day Brunch 

May 14 The Foundation for Tulsa Schools Come and celebrate mom at the Foundation for Tulsa Schools’ annual Mother’s Day Brunch, with a buffet, dessert and champagne. Location TBA foundationfortulsaschools.org

Tulsa ArtCar Weekend 2017 

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May 18-21 Living Arts of Tulsa ArtCars involves transforming any type of vehicle, motorcycle, scooter or bicycle into a personalized creation of art. Citywide livingarts.org


Tulsa International Mayfest   May 18-21 Tulsa International Mayfest Tulsa International Mayfest is a festival dedicated to fine arts and crafts each May. Downtown Tulsa tulsamayfest.org

Tulsa Promise Ball 

May 20

JDRF Tulsa The Promise Ball includes dinner, a silent and live auction as well as JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program. Cox Business Center jdrf.org

Great Strides 

May 20 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter Great Strides provides opportunities for people within a community to get involved by forming walking teams to benefit those with cystic fibrosis. Centennial Park cff.org/tulsa

Eighth Annual Chip in to Rebuild  May 22 Rebuilding Together Tulsa Join the fun at the Chip in to Rebuild Golf Tournament for a day of golf, raffles and food. Forest Ridge Golf Club rebuildingtogethertulsa.org

June

Links for Little Ones 

June TBA Little Light House Links for Little Ones provides businesses and individuals the opportunity to support children with special needs by playing a relaxing round of golf. Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow littlelighthouse.org

American Cancer Society Relay For Life: Tulsa  June TBA American Cancer Society The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer. Location TBA cancer.org

Brookside Rumble & Roll 

June 1 Brookside Business Association The motorcycle parade and street party features the Fabulous MidLife Crisis Band, all to benefit Make-A-Wish Oklahoma. Brookside brooksidetheplacetobe.com

Rainbow 5K Glo Run 

June 2 Oklahomans for Equality and the

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center The Rainbow Run benefits Tulsa Pride and the Oklahomans for Equality, whose mission is to seek equal rights for LGBT individuals and families. 621 E. Fourth Street, Tulsa okeq.org

Tour de Cure/Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 

June 3 American Diabetes Association This event has routes available for all skill levels, and you will be inspired by those joining you as you make an impact for this great cause. Hillcrest South diabetes.org

Tulsa Pride Festival & Parade 35th Anniversary   June 3

Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center In 2017, Tulsa Pride celebrates its 35th year with a whole weekend of pride, with the Tulsa Pride Parade, Tulsa Pride Celebration and Picnic in the Park. Dennis R. Neill Equality Center okeq.org

St. John Street Party 

June 3 St. John Health System The 24th annual St. John Street Party will feature food and live music with funds benefiting the St. John Health System Foundation. St. John Medical Center stjohnstreetparty.com

Cups and Cuffs Golf Tournament  June 8  Crime Prevention Network  It’s tee time – with a twist! On Thursday June 8, golfers will hit the links at Lafortune Park Par 3 to take a swing at fighting crime! But here is the twist – tee time is 7 p.m. and play is under the lights!   LaFortune Park Par 3  tulsacrimestoppers.org

Top of the Town 

June 8 Child Care Resource Center Top of the Town highlights a variety of downtown buildings, many being the top floor, conference room or rooftop. Deco District ccrctulsa.org

Boys & Girls Club Charity Golf Tournament  June 12

Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command Golfers, sponsors and youth enjoy a day on the greens to support the programming of the six Tulsa Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs. Tulsa Country Club www.salarmytulsa.org

TULSA MAYOR G. T. AND SUSAN BYNUM; BROADWAY BASH, THEATRE TULSA, TULSA

Holland Hall Golf Tournament  June 13

Holland Hall Join Holland Hall in its annual golf tournament benefiting the school’s students and programs. Patriot Golf Club, Owasso hollandhall.org

The Next BIG Thing 

June 15 BBBSOK Tulsa The newest huge event coming to Tulsa premieres a record-setting, world’s largest object designed specifically for BBBSOK. Cox Business Center bbbsok.org

Center Polo Classic 

June

23-24  The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges The Center Polo Classic offers food, drinks, silent auction, a kids’ zone and merchandise tents. Come and enjoy.   Mohawk Park tulsacenter.org

Rebuild the Block 

June 24

Rebuilding Together Tulsa Join Rebuilding Together Tulsa for a neighborhood beautification and cleanup effort.

Citywide rebuildingtogethertulsa.org

July

Junk and Jewels 

July TBA The Tristesse Grief Center Visit Junk and Jewels for local art, jewelry and home goods as well as a citywide garage sale, all raising money for The Grief Center. Location TBA thegriefcenter.org

Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show  July 8

Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society This show includes gems, beads, fossils, a fluorescent room, jewelry, crystals, working exhibits, free kids’ zone and lively demonstrations. Tulsa County Fairgrounds ttownrockhound.org

Somewhere in Time Gala 

July 22 RSVP Travel in time with RSVP of Tulsa to enjoy a Sunset in Paradise at the Margaritaville Casino. Margaritaville at River Spirit Casino rsvptulsa.org

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August

25th Annual Kiwanis Charity Golf Classic  Aug. TBA Special Olympics Oklahoma This program brings together people with intellectual disabilities and those without for competition with emphasis on meaningful participation for all. MeadowBrook Country Club sook.org

Harwelden Murder Mystery  Aug. 3-5, 10-12 Arts and Humanities Council of Oklahoma Join local community volunteers as they perform an original piece of theater written by the Tulsa World’s own James Watts. Harwelden Mansion AHHAtulsa.org

11th Annual Golf Tournament  Aug. 14

Operation Aware Oklahoma Operation Aware’s 11th annual golf tournament benefits educational programs for kindergarteners through high schoolers. Cedar Ridge Country Club operationaware.org

MIX 2017 

Aug. 19 Philbrook Museum of Art Tulsa’s hottest bartenders compete to be named the best “MIX-ologist” in the historic Cain’s Ballroom. Cain’s Ballroom philbrook.org

Cycle for Life 

Aug. 25 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter The CF Cycle for Life is a fully supported ride with a fun 20-mile route option to benefit those with cystic fibrosis. Guthrie Green cff.org/tulsa

Divas for H.O.P.E. 

Aug. 25 Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc. Twelve local vocal artists will perform, with all proceeds benefiting H.O.P.E. Location TBA hopetesting.org

16th Annual JA Classic  Aug. 29

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma The JA Classic golf tournament will benefit over 56,000 students in the next school year. Patriot Golf Club jaok.org

September Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic  Sept. TBA 

Saint Francis Children’s Hospital Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and great games comprise the Bruce G. Weber Tennis Classic.  Michael D. Case Tennis Center, TU Campus  brucegweber.com

Breast Cancer Shoot Out Skeet Tournament  Sept. TBA

Oklahoma Project Woman Join Oklahoma Project Woman for an outdoor skeet shooting tournament and barbecue lunch. Location TBA oklahomaprojectwoman.org

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  Sept. TBA American Cancer Society This 5K noncompetitive walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors.

Location TBA cancer.org

American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball  Sept. TBA

American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball is an annual Western gala that includes entertainment, food, Western-themed activities, and silent and live auctions. Location TBA cancer.org

15th Annual Cops on Doughnut Shops  Sept. TBA Special Olympics Oklahoma More than 20 law enforcement agencies from around Oklahoma participate in this one-day fundraising event supporting Special Olympics Oklahoma. Statewide Krispy Kreme locations sook.org

Mini Laps 

Sept. TBA Little Light House Students find sponsors to support them as they make their lap around a mini track while a crowd cheers on the amazing milestones they have achieved. Location TBA littlelighthouse.org

Tulsa Charity Flight Night, Inc.  Sept. TBA

NORDAM To meet the fast-changing needs of the community, Fight Night became Flight Night and benefits Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA) and Fab Lab. R.L. Jones Airport tulsaflightnight.org

Students Against Hunger 

Sept.-Nov. Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Students Against Hunger is a monthlong food and fund drive designed to en-

courage student participation in feeding the hungry. Statewide okfoodbank.org

Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites  Sept. 7

Tulsa City-County Library Chapters is a leisurely evening in the book stacks surrounded by friends who believe in literacy, fabulous food and relevant authors. The event benefits Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service. Hardesty Regional Library tulsalibrary.org

Day of Caring 

Sept. 8 Tulsa Area United Way Tulsa’s Day of Caring is one of the nation’s largest days of community service. Citywide tauw.org/dayofcaring

Kaleidoscope Ball 

Sept. 8 Emergency Infant Services This 40th anniversary is a formal gala complete with dinner, cocktails and dancing. Cox Business Center emergencyinfantservices.org

Restaurant Week 

Sept. 9-17 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Participating restaurants donate 10 percent of Restaurant Week menu sales to the food bank to combat hunger in our state. Citywide okfoodbank.org

Western Days 2017 

Sept. 12 Saint Simeon’s Foundation The 21st annual fundraising event will be celebrated in casual Western fashion and will benefit Saint Simeon’s. Cox Business Center saintsimeons.org

Concours for the Cure 

Sept. 24 American Diabetes Association Southern Hills is the perfect setting to sip champagne while you have a private viewing of some classic and exotic cars. Southern Hills Country Club diabetes.org

Tulsa One Walk 

TED AND SHIELA HAYNES, ROB LOWE, LANA AND DAVE LOPEZ; CHAMPIONS OF HEATH GALA, BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF OKLAHOMA, OKC

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Sept. 30 JDRF Tulsa The JDRF One Walk is the most powerful peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Guthrie Green jdrf.org


Hike for Healing 5K 

Oct. TBA The Tristesse Grief Center The Hike for Healing allows guests to enjoy a trek up Turkey Mountain while supporting grief advocacy programs for Tristesse. Turkey Mountain thegriefcenter.org

Laps for Little Ones 

Oct. TBA

Little Light House Runners make a huge difference in the lives of students by finding sponsors to support them as they participate in a one-hour fun run. Cascia Hall littlelighthouse.org

LIZ HALLER, CANDICE EVANS, CHEENA PAZZO; GO RED FOR WOMEN, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, TULSA

October

Location TBA saintfrancis.com/childrenshospital

Oct. TBA Domestic Violence Intervention Services Join DVIS in its awareness event for the DVIS kennel. Location TBA dvis.org

Center Experience 

Mutt Strut 

Pink Ribbon Tulsa 

Oct. TBA Oklahoma Project Woman This event includes a luncheon featuring a live auction and runway show. Location TBA oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Oct. TBA The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges The Center Experience is a team-building event focused on physical disability awareness. Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

31st Annual Tulsa Hall of Fame, Dinner and Induction Ceremony  Oct. 2 Tulsa Historical Society & Museum Each year the Tulsa Historical Society recognizes a small number of outstanding Tulsans. Southern Hills Country Club tulsahistory.org

Savour and Stroll 

Oct. 9 Lindsey House Savour and Stroll is the signature fundraising event for Lindsey House, with proceeds benefiting the mothers and children who call Lindsey House home. Location TBA lindseyhouse.org

Bohemian Ball 

Oct. 12 Ronald McDonald House Come celebrate 26 years of serving families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. Cox Business Center rmhtulsa.org

Bone Bash 

Oct. 13 Arthritis Foundation The Bone Bash is a costumed affair featuring a themed dinner, costume contest, silent and live auctions, and complimentary spirits. Location TBA arthritis.org

Giving Spirits 

Oct. 21 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Giving Spirits is a whiskey tasting experience and an event perfect for entertaining clients or gathering with friends. Cain’s Ballroom okfoodbank.org

Seventh Annual Badges ‘N Barbecues  Oct. 26 

Crime Prevention Network Mark your calendar for the best babecue cook-off in Tulsa! The seventh annual Badges ‘n Barbecues will be held on October 26th at Christiansen Aviation in Tulsa. Party goers will enjoy the annual Guns and Hoses “Battle of the Grills” – a barbeque cook-off contest between area law enforcement and local fire departments.  Christiansen Aviation  tulsacrimestoppers.org

Corks & Kegs 

Oct. TBA Arts and Humanities Council of Oklahoma, 108 Contemporary & Living Arts of Tulsa As a progressive event, guests are transported to a bohemian world with dinner and entertainment, as well as a few surprises. Hardesty Arts Center  ahhatulsa.org

Oct. 27 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter The seventh Annual Corks & Kegs is a Halloween-themed wine and beer tasting event including live music and auctions. Mayo Hotel cff.org/tulsa

Care Card 

Oct. 27-Nov. 5 Family & Children’s Services Buy a Care Card and enjoy up to 20 percent off early holiday shopping at over 200 stores and restaurants.   Citywide  carecardok.com

Tulsa’s Together We Read Book Drive  Oct. TBA

CAP Tulsa CAP Tulsa will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for the young children that the agency serves during its annual book drive. CAP Tulsa captulsa.org/togetherweread

40th Annual Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run  Oct. 28 

Painted Pony Ball 

Oct. TBA The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis Funds from the Painted Pony Ball support pediatric care, programming and facilities for sick children, regardless of their ability to pay.

McDazzle Fun Ball 

CHERA KIMIKO, TOM NEFF, VIDA SCHUMAN; GO RED FOR WOMEN, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, TULSA

Tulsa Regional Chamber  Join us for the 40th year of the iconic Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run, owned and operated by the Tulsa Sports Commission, a nonprofit organization.  Downtown Tulsa  tulsarun.com

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November

AWARE - The Alliance of Women for Alzheimer’s Research & Education  Nov. TBA Alzheimer’s Association AWARE Luncheons are an opportunity for women across Oklahoma to become more engaged in advocacy, research and education for Alzheimer’s. Statewide awareok.com

Signature Chefs Auction 

Nov. TBA March of Dimes Leading culinary talents in Tulsa create a collection of signature dishes in support of the March of Dimes. Location TBA marchofdimes.org

Holiday Market 

Nov. TBA Junior League of Tulsa Holiday Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors. Expo Square jltulsa.org

Through a Child’s Eye Gala   Nov. 9 Tulsa Girls Art School This event features art from TGAS students, along with live paintings, silent auction and a fashion show. Location TBA tulsagirlsartschool.org

Unite! 

Nov. 9 Tulsa Area United Way The Tulsa Area United Way will unveil the results of its annual campaign at this end-of-campaign celebration. Location TBA tauw.org/unite

Grands for Babies 

Nov. 10 Emergency Infant Services This business casual luncheon celebrates grandparents and seniors. Location TBA emergencyinfantservices.org

Xtreme Hike 

Nov. 11 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Tulsa Chapter Xtreme Hike is about reaching new heights and is a journey of passion to make a difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Ouachita Trail cff.org/tulsa

Old Bags Luncheon 

Nov. 13

Crosstown Learning Center This morning of mimosas, girlfriends

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Transgender Awareness Week  Nov. 13-20

Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center Transgender Awareness Week helps raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and addresses the issues these communities face. Dennis R. Neill Equality Center okeq.org

Littles and Middles Fall Show  Nov. 16

Tulsa Girls Art School Enjoy a riveting art show with a wine and cheese reception at Tulsa Girls Art School. Tulsa Girls Art School tulsagirlsartschool.org

Holiday Mart 

Nov. 17 The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges Start your holiday shopping at the second annual Center Holiday Mart. Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges tulsacenter.org

Festival 2017 

Nov. 18-Dec. 31 Philbrook Museum of Art The Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, decor and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season. Philbook Museum of Art philbrook.org

Champagne & Chocolate   Nov. 19

Living Arts of Tulsa As Living Arts’ only major fundraiser, this event directly supports the development and presentation of contemporary art forms in Tulsa. Living Arts of Tulsa livingarts.org

Come Home for the Holiday   Nov. 23

Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center Join Oklahomans for Equality on Thanksgiving Day at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center for its community Thanksgiving dinner. Dennis R. Neill Equality Center okeq.org

December

2017 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Dinner  Dec. 1

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SCOTT AND KAYLA VAUGHN; CANDLELIGHT BALL, CHILD ABUSE NETWORK INC., TULSA Tulsa City-County Library This black-tie affair celebrates a distinguished body of work written in the field of literature and letters. Central Library tulsalibrary.org

Vacuworx and Eagle Gift Foundation Join this non-profit in a day of golf benefiting a great cause. Location TBA vacuworx.com/community

Jingle Bell Run 

Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards  Date TBA

Ninth Annual Falalalala Ball   Dec. 16

Buttercup Bash 

Dec. 9 Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America’s No. 1 cause of disability. BOK Center arthritis.org

Oklahomans for Equality and the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center This nice and naughty evening will include live entertainment, cash bar and light hor d’oeuvres. Dennis R. Neill Equality Center okeq.org

FORE Humanity Golf Classic  Date TBA Tulsa Habitat for Humanity Play through 18 holes to build more houses for families in the Tulsa area. Location TBA tulsahabitat.org

Eagle Gift Foundation Charity Golf Scramble  Date TBA

Rotary Club of Tulsa This award recognizes a male and female premier athlete who have excelled in their sport and exemplify a high degree of citizenship in the image of Henry P. Iba. Location TBA tulsarotary.com

Date TBA Tulsa Boys’ Home The Buttercup Bash is among Tulsa Boys’ Home’s finest events, with a casino-themed night of games, drinks, dancing and more. Location TBA tulsaboyshome.org

Cookies and Cocktails 

Date TBA Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Join us as we sip cocktails and taste delectable treats made with our fabulous Girl Scout cookies! Must be 21 to attend. Location TBA gswestok.org


the work of Infant Crisis Services with a fundraising night at the Criterion. The Criterion infantcrisis.org

February

Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day  Feb. 3 American Heart Association Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, but that can be changed with education and action. Nationwide goredforwomen.org

FRONT ROW: ANDREA RAINS, GAREY FOX, RANDY UTT. BACK ROW: BILL CAIRE, DAVID L. BOREN, AKHIL REED AMAR, FRANK COOPER; ACADEMIC AWARDS BANQUET, THE OKLAHOMA FOUNDATION OF EXCELLENCE, TULSA

William Booth Society Annual Benefit Dinner 

21st Annual Winter Games  Date

TBA Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command At the annual dinner, generous local partners will be recognized at the Cox Business Center. Cox Business Center www.salarmytulsa.org

OKC January Campaign Kickoff 

Jan. TBA Allied Arts Donors to Allied Arts above a certain level are invited to attend this spectacular event. Location TBA alliedartsokc.com

American Cancer Society Volunteer Open House 

Jan. 12-14 Special Olympics Oklahoma Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands meet in Norman and Oklahoma City area every year in January for the Winter Games. OKC, Norman sook.org

13th Annual Ladies Luncheon  Jan. 13

International Pro Rodeo Association This annual fundraiser benefits a person or organization in the rodeo or equine industry that is in need. Wyndham Garden Hotel, OKC Airport ipra-rodeo.com

Firehouse Art Center Vendors will offer thousands of samples of delectable chocolate-inspired delights for ticket holders. Marriott Conference Center at NCED, Norman normanfirehouse.com

Boots & Ball Gowns Gala 

Jan. 28 Infant Crisis Services This Western-themed gala celebrates

Feb. 11 2-1-1 Helpline United Way supports 2-1-1 as the first number to call to connect with health and human services. Feb. 11 has been declared National 2-1-1 Day. Nationwide 211oklahoma.org

Bart & Nadia Sports Experience  Feb. 11  BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma  The Bart & Nadia Sports Experience encourages families to be active and healthy through actives that embrace Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympic ideals with an emphasis on sports, nutrition and wellness.  Cox Convention Center  bcbsok.com

Turquoise Twenties Gala 

Jan. 14 American Lung Association Join the force against lung cancer and for lung health at an inspiring celebration of breath, voice and spirit. Sheraton Hotel turquoisetwentiesokc.com

Jan. TBA American Cancer Society Hear from American Cancer Society staff and volunteers about programs, services and events in the area. American Cancer Society OKC Office cancer.org

ArtNow Event 

Open House for CASA 

Snowflake Gala 

Jan. 5  CASA of Oklahoma County  Come and learn the vital role Court Appointed Special Advocates play in the lives of children who have removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.  CASA Oklahoma County okcountycasa.org

35th Annual Chocolate Festival   Jan. 28

National 2-1-1 Day 

Jan. 20 Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center Start 2017 at the best party of the year, knowing your support keeps Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions free to the public. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center oklahomacontemporary.org Jan. 27 United Way of Central Oklahoma This elegant event celebrates the accomplishments of donors and volunteers throughout the annual campaign. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum unitedwayokc.org

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10th Annual Wish Luncheon: A Bag Full of Wishes  March 7 

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma  During the luncheon, guests will have the chance to bid on handbags, jewelry and designer accessories donated by various businesses.  Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club oklahoma.wish.org

O’Connell’s 18th Annual St. Patrick’s 8K Run  March 11

Special Olympics Oklahoma The 18th annual O’Connell’s St. Patrick’s Day 8K Run in Norman will benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma. O’Connell’s, Norman sook.org

GENTNER DRUMMOND, DEBBIE ZINKE, WENDY DRUMMOND; PHILBROOK WINE EXPERIENCE, PHILBROOK, TULSA

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Lobby Day   Feb. 14 American Cancer Society On this day, volunteers will demand that leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering from it. Oklahoma State Capitol cancer.org

Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon  Feb. 16

Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma is thrilled to welcome Lee Woodruff, co-author of In an Instant, to speak its Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon. Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club gswestok.org

Disco Bowl OKC 

Feb. 17 Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Dust off those “Boogie Shoes,” “Get Down Tonight” and “Work Hard” to raise money for Junior Achievement at this bowling extravaganza. AMF Windsor Lanes jaok.org

Oklahoma City Heart Ball 

Feb. 18 American Heart Association This evening celebrates AHA’s work and mission, donors and volunteers, and most importantly, the lives saved and improved because of donors’ efforts. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum heart.org

CowboyThon 

Feb. 18 Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students, all raising money for their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Colvin Annex, Oklahoma State University chfKids.com

Leadership Oklahoma Legislative Reception & Spring Summit  Feb. 21-22 Leadership Oklahoma This summit is a great opportunity to network with other LOK graduates and legislators to move the state in a positive direction. Embassy Suites, OKC leadershipoklahoma.com

March

Red Tie Night 

March 4 Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund Red Tie is the single largest evening fundraiser in Oklahoma with dazzling decorations, auction items, great music and more. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum okaidscarefund.com/redtienight

SoonerThon 

March 4 Children’s Hospital Foundation Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students, all raising money for their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Sarkeys Fitness Center, University of Oklahoma chfKids.com

Annual Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon 

March 23 OKC Beautiful This luncheon honors individuals, businesses and civic organizations that strive to create and sustain programs and projects that benefit Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club okcbeautiful.com

The Oklahoma Conference on Nonprofit Law & Finance  March 23-24 Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits The Oklahoma Nonprofit Law & Finance Conference is a biannual 1 1/2-day symposium on nonprofit law and finance. UCO Law School oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Honorary Chair Event 

March TBA  Allied Arts  Donors to Allied Arts of $1,500+ receive an invitation to this spectacular party.  Location TBA alliedartsokc.com

Chefs’ Feast 

March TBA Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma The Chefs’ Feast is an annual food tasting event with raffles, auction items, a wine pull and great music to raise awareness of the issue of childhood hunger. Location TBA okfoodbank.org

Omelette Party 

March 3 Oklahoma City Museum of Art Join the OKCMOA for eggs, drinks and rock ‘n’ roll! Bricktown Events Center okcmoa.com

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GloRun 

March 24 OKC Habitat for Humanity This is our famous fun run for those who like to take a selfie in front of everything! Stars & Stripes Park theglorun.com/oklahomacity

Second Annual Shooting Stars Sporting Clay Tournament  April 7

Make-A-Wish Oklahoma Open to men and women over the age of 18, this first-class shoot is a fun and relaxing day outdoors. Silverlead Shotgun Sports, Guthrie oklahoma.wish.org

Wings to Fly 15k, 5k and Miracle Mile  March 25

Children’s Hospital Foundation Wings to Fly supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through Children’s Hospital Foundation. Ft. Reno, El Reno chfKids.com

Fight for Air Climb 

March 25 American Lung Association Whether you’re climbing for fun or as an athlete looking for a challenge, your participation raises funds for the American Lung Association in Oklahoma. Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave. fightforairclimb.org

22nd Annual Fairy Tale Ball  March 25 Oklahoma Children’s Theatre This magical evening will benefit Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, which serves over 32,000 children, parents and educators statewide. Oklahoma City Petroleum Club oklahomachildrenstheatre.org

Land Run 10k 

March 25 Oklahoma Hall of Fame The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Land Run 5K, 10K and 1-mile Fun Run serve as a fundraiser for the organization and Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Gaylord-Pickens Museum oklahomahof.com

INTEGRIS Gala 

CLAIRE, SHELLY AND ALAN ARMSTRONG; PHILBROOK WINE EXPERIENCE, PHILBROOK, TULSA This annual fundraiser raises money to help at-risk and homeless youth and families in Oklahoma County. The Criterion ysoc.org

rants and martini tastings, this event is one you don’t want to miss. Location TBA alliedartini.com

Under the Big Top 

OKC Beautiful LitterBlitz 

March 30 Calm Waters Center for Children & Families Under The Big Top is a business casual carnival for adults filled with games, prizes, live auction, entertainment and more. Will Rogers Theatre calmwaters.org

April ARTini 

April TBA Allied Arts With an exciting theme, an Oklahoma artist art auction, food from local restau-

April TBA OKC Beautiful More than 10,000 Oklahoma City residents will work together to pick up litter throughout the Oklahoma City metro area. Citywide okcbeautiful.com

Starlight Supper  

April 6 Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives Starlight Supper will feature a multiplecourse meal prepared by some of Oklahoma’s top chefs from local restaurants. Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Drive downtownokc.com/starlight-supper-2016

April 7 INTEGRIS Foundation Proceeds from this night will develop a comprehensive Genetics Counseling Program to serve the oncologic population and assist patients and families. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum nationalcowboymuseum.org

Cleats and Cocktails 

April 7 Wes Walker Foundation The Wes Welker Foundation’s 2017 Cleats & Cocktails event will return to Mohawk Park after its smashing success in 2016. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club weswelkerfoundation.org

Ballet Ball 2017 

April 8  Oklahoma City Ballet  Join us for the most spectacular black tie gala in all of Oklahoma City.  Chevy Bricktown Events Center  okcballet.org

BronchoThon 

April 8 Children’s Hospital Foundation Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students, all raising money for their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. University of Central Oklahoma chfKids.com

2017 Distinguished Citizen’s Award Dinner  March 28 Boy Scouts of America The event will honor David and Gene Rainbolt as the E.C. Gillian Distinguished Citizen for their countless contributions to the Boy Scouts of America. Skirvin Hilton Hotel scoutingrocks.tv/home

Celebration of Hope  

March 29  Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command  Celebration of Hope is the women’s auxiliary annual fundraiser which benefits programs and services in central Oklahoma.  Location TBA  salvationarmyokcac.org

Reach for the Stars! 

March 30  Youth Services for Oklahoma County

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FIRST ROW, RECIPIENTS: RITA BLY ARAGON, MICHAEL BURRAGE, BECKY DIXON, DAN DILLINGHAM, KELLI O’HARA, RUSSELL WESTBROOK. SECOND ROW, PRESENTERS: JANE JAYROE GAMBLE, MOLLY SHI BOREN, REE DRUMMOND, PAT O’HARA; OKLAHOMA HERITAGE ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY, OKC

Oklahoma City Heart Walk  April 8 American Heart Association The Heart Walk is more than an experience with activities and resources aimed at helping participants take the next step in improving their heart health. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark heart.org

Teen Associate Board Auction and Dinner  April 21

Infant Crisis Services The charity event and dinner offers terrific items and baskets for the auction with proceeds helping to feed and diaper thousands of babies. OKC Farmers Market infantcrisis.org

YWCA 2 Minute 5K & Kiddie K  April 22

YWCA Oklahoma City Join the YWCA to show the women, men and children in this community affected by sexual violence that they are not to blame. Stars & Stripes Park ywcaokc.com

Walk MS 

April 22 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Central Oklahoma, TBA nationalmssociety.org

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala in Oklahoma City  April 22

Alzheimer’s Association The Memory Gala connects community leaders and philanthropists to those di-

rectly affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Skirvin Hotel Hilton Oklahoma alz.org/oklahoma

Spring Sampler Evening of Art  April 22

Edmond Fine Arts Institute Enjoy art, wine, food, auctions and more at this festive celebration of art. Oak Tree Country Club, Edmond edmondfinearts.com

OKCNP National Speaker Series with Vu Le  April 25

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Vu Le will speak in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as part of the OKCNP’s National Speaker Series. Location TBA oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Walk MS 

April 29 National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. Lawton, TBA nationalmssociety.org

May

Chip in for the Arts 

May TBA Allied Arts Join Allied Arts as they host their annual golf tournament, Chip in for the Arts. Location TBA alliedartsokc.com/events

Breast Cancer Shoot Out Sporting Clays tournament  May TBA Oklahoma Project Woman Join Oklahoma Project Woman for an outdoor sporting clays tournament and barbecue lunch. Quail Ridge Gun Club oklahomaprojectwoman.org

American Tourist Celebrates Cinco de Mayo  May 5 Transitions Join Upward Transitions for an evening of silent and live auctions, live music, dancing, food and drinks. Oklahoma City’s Farmers Market upwardtransitions.org

Downtown Edmond Arts Festival 5x5 Art Show Fundraiser  May 5-7 OKC MAYOR MICK CORNETT, BOB MEINDERS, PAUL LEFEBVRE, MAUREEN HEFFERNAN; ORCHIDS IN OCTOBER, MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS, OKC

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Downtown Edmond. edmondfinearts.com

Run for the Roses Hope Gala  May 6

JDRF Oklahoma City The Hope Gala includes live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, the “Pick the Winning Horse” raffle, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Chevy Bricktown Events Center centraloklahoma.jdrf.org

JA Classic Corporate Golf Challenge   May 8

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma Join Junior Achievement for a day of camaraderie and fun contests and activities benefiting the nonprofit. Gaillardia Country Club jaok.org

Go Red For Women Luncheon   May 11

American Heart Association Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum heart.org

Women Build 2017 

May 13

OKC Habitat for Humanity Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of people worldwide. Nation-wide cohfh.org

The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive  May 13

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Letter carriers in 198 Oklahoma cities will help stamp out hunger by collecting food donations on their mail routes.

NORMAN CHIEF OF POLICE KEITH HUMPHREYS, PAMELA HUMPHREYS, ED HARRIS, RAY GOINS; AN EVENING WITH ED HARRIS, WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER, NORMAN Nationwide okfoodbank.org

Walk to Cure Arthritis 

May 13 Arthritis Foundation The funds raised from the 5K support the Arthritis Foundation’s nonprofit mission and research aimed at finding a cure for arthritis. Chesapeake Boathouse arthritis.org

48th Annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games  May 17-19 Special Olympics Oklahoma Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands meet in Stillwater every year in May for the Summer Games. Oklahoma State University sook.org

Calm Waters Golf Classic  May 22

Calm Waters Center for Children & Families Proceeds from the golf tournament will

benefit Calm Waters mission of helping children and families in their grief journey after a death, divorce or significant loss. Gaillardia Country Club calmwaters.org

June

Purple Sash Gala 

June TBA YWCA Oklahoma City The evening features dinner, live and silent auctions, and a New York-style fashion show, all while raising money to provide critical services to those in need. Location TBA ywcaokc.com

Campaign Celebration 

June TBA Allied Arts It’s time to party with Allied Arts at their Campaign Celebration. Location TBA alliedartsokc.com

31st Annual Red Earth Festival   June 9-11

Red Earth The award-winning festival features American Indian artists and dancers who celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. Cox Convention Center redearth.org

Golden Eagle Poker 

June 10 Lake Eufaula Association Mark your calendar for the “FUNest” event on Lake Eufaula with over $40,000 in cash prizes. Lake Eufaula visitlakeeufaula.com

August

Engaging Men Breakfast 

St. Anthony Foundation This event features more than 50 beers to sample, along with music, snacks and a raffle. St. Anthony Hospital saintsok.com

Aug. TBA YWCA Oklahoma City The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funds to support YWCA’s programs and services benefiting victims of domestic violence in OKC. Location TBA ywcaokc.com

American Cancer Society Relay For Life  June TBA

POP! Champagne and Spirit Tasting  Aug. TBA

Saints Brewfest 

June TBA

American Cancer Society The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer. Location TBA cancer.org

Mayors’ Golf Tournament  MARJORIE WETWISKA, WES WELKER, BRENNA SEE; CLEATS AND COCKTAILS, WES WELKER FOUNDATION, OKC

still those passions in the city’s youth. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club okcbeautiful.com

June 5 OKC Beautiful This annual tournament raises funds for other OKC Beautiful events, all which serve to beautify the community and in-

St. Anthony Foundation The sixth annual POP! will feature small bites, live music, a raffle and a vast array of champagnes, sparkling wines and spirits to sip. St. Anthony Hospital saintsok.com

OKCNP National Speaker Series with Adrian Sargeant  Aug. 3

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community leaders serving as chefs, to officially kickoff the annual campaign. Location TBA unitedwayokc.org

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  Sept. TBA American Cancer Society This 5K noncompetitive walk is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors. Location TBA cancer.org

Hope’s Harvest  JORGE HERNANDEZ, SAM PRESTI, BRENDA HERNANDEZ; THE OKLAHOMA CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE HUMANITARIAN AWARDS DINNER, OKC Oklahoma City and Tulsa as part of the OKCNP’s National Speaker Series. Locations TBA oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Oklahoma Born & Brewed 

Aug. 18 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Featuring breweries from across the state, Oklahoma Born & Brewed will provide guests with a unique tasting experience. Gaylord-Pickens Museum oklahomahof.com

Midnight Streak 

Aug. 19 Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center On your mark for Oklahoma Contemporary’s annual 5k, benefiting educational programing for Oklahoma Contemporary. Location TBA oklahomacontemporary.org

Location TBA scoutingrocks.tv/home

Inspiring Hope 

Aug. 31 Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command The Salvation Army’s Inspiring Hope luncheon is a fundraising event that offers attendees a snapshot of the Salvation Army’s ministry in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame salvationarmyokcac.org

September Hunger Action Month 

Sept. Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma This monthlong, national campaign works to inspire the community to take action against hunger in Oklahoma. Nationwide okfoodbank.org

Dancing for a Miracle 

Circle Club Fall Brunch 

Sept. TBA Allied Arts Circle Club members and their guests can celebrate the upcoming fall season at the annual Bring-A-Friend Brunch. Location TBA alliedartsokc.com

American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball   Sept. TBA American Cancer Society This annual Western gala includes live country entertainment, food, Western-themed activities, and silent and live auctions. Location TBA cancer.org

Campaign Kickoff 

Sept. TBA United Way of Central Oklahoma This fun event is open to the public with a free pancake breakfast, with local

Sept. TBA Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Hope’s Harvest is an annual fundraising luncheon that benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma okfoodbank.org

Renaissance Ball 

Sept. 8 Oklahoma City Museum of Art Join the OKCMOA for a night of dinner, cocktails and dancing. Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club okamoa.com

INTEGRIS Golf Classic  Sept. 18

INTEGRIS Foundation The riveting INTEGRIS Golf Classic raises funds to benefit the innovative work of INTEGRIS eHealth. Gaillardia Country Club integrisok.com

Breath of Life Gala 

Sept. 22 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The gala evening includes a silent and live auction, dinner performance by a live band, dancing and much more. National Cowboy & Western Heri-

Aug. 19 Children’s Hospital Foundation This evening includes a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, a seated dinner and incredible entertainment. The Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman chfKids.com

Smarty Pants Trivia Night 

Aug. 25 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Enjoy a night of trivia, food and spirits at the Oklahoma History Center. Oklahoma History Center nationalmssociety.org

2017 Sporting Clays Classic  Aug. 25-26

Boy Scouts of America A special 100-round clay shoot re-engineered yearly to support local Scouting throughout central and southwest Oklahoma.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day  Sept. 23

Special Olympics Oklahoma Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call challenging everyone to “Play Unified to Live Unified.” Nationwide sook.org

One Walk 

Sept. 23 JDRF Oklahoma City The JDRF One Walk is the most powerful peer-to-peer fundraising program in the world for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark centraloklahoma.jdrf.org

October

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s Broadway Ball  Oct. TBA Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Come revel in the stunning theme-inspired fashions and be entertained by a performance from some of Lyric’s musical theatre royalty. Location TBA lyrictheatreokc.com

ARTonTAP 

Oct. TBA Oklahoma City Museum of Art Say cheers to OKCMOA’s beer tasting event. Oklahoma City Museum of Art okcmoa.com

Domestic Violence Awareness Month  Oct.

YWCA Oklahoma City Throughout the month of October, help

MIKE TURPEN, FORMER GOV. FRANK KEATING, JULIE KNUTSON, TOM MCKEON, JOHN HARPER; 23RD ANNUAL SALUTE, THE OKLAHOMA ACADEMY, OKC to raise awareness about domestic violence through volunteering or charity work. Statewide ywcaokc.com

Starlight Ball 

Oct. 6 Children’s Hospital Foundation The 2017 Starlight Ball will include signature cocktails, casino games, dazzling prizes and much more. Oklahoma City Country Club chfKids.com

Tribute to Excellence 

Oct. 11 Arthritis Foundation This gala offers a festive way to help support the foundation’s mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis. Skirvin Hilton Hotel

arthritis.org

Bacon and Brussels 

Oct. 12 Downtown OKC Bacon and Brussels brings some of the city’s best restaurants together to provide food lovers with a sampling of delicious bacon and Brussels sprout-inspired food items. The Guardian Parking Lot, 1114 N. Harvey Ave. downtownokc.com/bacon-and-brussels

November

FAI and Patriarch Beer House “OK Ale Trail” Pub Run  Nov. TBA

Edmond Fine Arts Institute The 3-mile fun run features complimen-

tary craft beers brewed especially for this event. 27 E. Edwards St., Edmond edmondfinearts.com

The VISIONS Awards 

Nov. TBA Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits A Celebration of Nonprofit Leadership is an annual event to honor individuals for their transformational work in nonprofit leadership. OKC Golf Club oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Celebrate Pink OKC 

Nov. TBA Oklahoma Project Woman This luncheon features a celebrity guest speaker and fashion show. Location TBA oklahomaprojectwoman.org

Ceramics Sale 

Nov. TBA Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center The one-of-a-kind handmade pieces found at this event are restocked regularly, so there’s something new to find each day. Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center oklahomacontemporary.org

Angel Tree Program 

Nov.-Dec. Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree ensures no child is forgotten during Christmas by giving families in need gifts and food provided by the community. Citywide salvationarmyokcac.org

Red Kettle Campaign  GALE BOLLINGER, ROY AND BEV SMITH, ALICE DAHLGREN; OKC MEMORY GALA, ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, OKC

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The iconic red kettle makes its appearance during the holidays to help the Salvation Army raise funds for its programs and services year-round. Citywide  salvationarmyokcac.org

Saints Ball 

Nov. 4 St. Anthony Foundation This signature black-tie gala will include sweet treats, auctions, prizes and food to raise money to help heal our patients. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum saintsok.com

Mistletoe Market 

Nov. 8-11 Junior League of Oklahoma City This three-day, one-stop holiday extravaganza features unique merchandise from more than 100 vendors. Cox Convention Center jloc.org/mistletoe-market

Banquet & Induction Ceremony  Nov. 16

Oklahoma Hall of Fame Being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state. Cox Convention Center oklahomahof.com

December Women Who Care Share Luncheon  Dec. TBA

YWCA Oklahoma City This luncheon raises critical funds to support YWCA programs and services benefiting victims of domestic violence in Central Oklahoma. Location TBA ywcaokc.com

2017 Gathering of Eagles & Council Awards Banquet  Dec. 1 Boy Scouts of America

FORMER GOV. FRANK KEATING, CATHY KEATING, BRITTNEY KEATING, CHIP KEATING; STARLIGHT BALL, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, OKC This event recognizes the achievements and contributions of Scouting youth and adults. Location TBA scoutingrocks.tv/home

Santa’s Art Workshop 

Dec. 9 Edmond Fine Arts Institute This 45-minute workshop includes one unique holiday art activity, cookies and hot cocoa, story time with Mrs. Claus and a photo with Santa. Fine Arts Institute, Edmond edmondfinearts.com

Santa Run  

Dec. 9

Downtown OKC As part of Downtown in December, the SandRidge Santa Run includes a 5K race, a 1-mile Fun Run and a free Kids’ Dash. Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Ave. downtownokc.com

Lawton Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon  Date TBA Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma

This luncheon is a celebrity chef black tie event. More than 200 community leaders have helped raise nearly $80,000 to support Lawton-Fort Sill area Girl Scouts. Lawton, TBA gswestok.org

and event that bring together architecture and design to benefit our Client Choice Food Pantry. Penn Square Mall salvationarmyokcac.org

TBA Events

Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command Fans are collected each summer to provide Oklahoma families in need with relief from the heat. Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command salvationarmyokcac.org

Champions of Health Gala  Date TBA

BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma For 13 years, the Champions of Health awards have recognized those who are making a difference. Location TBA bcbsok.com

Be Smart-Don’t Start 

Date TBA BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma  The annual Be Smart-Don’t Start program is an initiative to help teach school-aged children the dangers of tobacco use.   Location TBA bcbsok.com

Canstruction 

Date TBA Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command Canstruction is a charity art exhibition

ROBYN SUNDAY-ALLEN, ENOCH KELLY HANEY, DR. EVERETT RHOADES; RED FEATHER GALA, OKLAHOMA CITY INDIAN CLINIC, OKC

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Home Energy Aid Pancake Breakfast  Date TBA

Games & Things 

Date TBA Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Command Games & Things raises funds for children as they head back to school. Location TBA salvationarmyokcac.org

Bike MS 

Date TBA National Multiple Sclerosis Society Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. Location TBA nationalmssociety.org

Submit events for the 2018 Social Datebook to events@okmag.com.


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