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AUGUST 2017

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ith the celebration of local men in June and all of our adventures and fun in July, this summer has already been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And, as summer begins to come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting back to those backpacks, lunches and busy days.

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Debra Laizure, Sarah Soon, Mark D Tiernan, DMD CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time. Whether it be the first day of kindergarten or senior year of college, it marks a new time in the never-ending quest for knowledge. A new time of finding out who your teacher is, going school supply shopping, choosing the perfect back-to-school wardrobe, decorating your new dorm room, learning about your new roommate or trying to remember where you have to go when and how much time you have to get there. While a new school year is an exciting time of beginnings, it’s also a stressful time. That’s why our August issue of Tulsa Lifestyle aims to provide a little help with our back-to-school guide. Some of the most important people we meet in life are our teachers. Let’s pay homage to the people who shape us all through our formative years and who encourage us to see the world through curious eyes. To all the teachers joining us this month: thank you. None of us would be where we are without you.

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Parting Thoughts

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Are Your Kids Ready for the Next School Year?

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Good Times

The White Party raises over $290,000 for Family & Children’s Services

The White Party, one of Tulsa’s most unique fundraising events, celebrated its 10th year and raised $290,000 for Family & Children’s Services. This festive outdoor celebration set under the art deco skyline of Tulsa was held at The Vault and featured its popular white theme with craft cocktails and a Moroccan flair.

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I wasn’t sure this was the right choice.

I respect public schools. I value diversity. I want my children attuned to the real world. But I realized my kids needed choices— from a range of engaging electives, enlightening arts programs, exciting athletic opportunities, AND classmates from many walks of life.

Holland Hall was a wise decision— as the one school in Tulsa bringing together what they need for ALL they’re becoming.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

TULSA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CELEBRATES OPENING OF RESTORE RACK

Monday through Saturday and Sundays by appointment. You can find us off of 81st Street near the Mingo Valley Expressway. Parking is located off of S. 107th E. Avenue. 918.203.0210

DR. MARK TIERNAN NAMED MASTER AFFILIATE OF FASTBRACES Dr. Mark Tiernan has been practicing over 30 years as a general dentist and has also offered orthodontics for over 25 years. A newer Ortho Treatment, FastBraces, is available that can accomplish results for children and adults in 120 days or less. A true American

On August 5th and 6th, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity will celebrate

Original, FastBraces is now in almost 50 countries and celebrating

the grand opening of its new thrift store, the ReStore Rack, with a

its quarter-of-a-century anniversary. FastBraces Technologies is high

Back to School sale. Located on 1112 S. Memorial Drive, the ReStore

performance bracket systems that upright the roots of the teeth with

Rack sells gently used clothing, home appliances, household goods,

just one square wire by torquing and tipping them from the very first

and more! Come get a delicious treat from one of the food trucks

appointment. Dr. Tiernan has taken several private courses with the

parked in front of the store and browse the Rack for great deals on

inventor, Tony Viazi, of Fast Braces. Once several cases are com-

school clothes and uniforms for the upcoming school year. Josh’s Sno

pleted, you become a Master Affiliate. Dr. Tiernan has achieved the

Shack will be there to help shoppers beat the heat, and there will be

status of Master Affiliate and is the only Dentist in Eastern Oklahoma

an inflatable playhouse for kids to enjoy. All proceeds from the store

to be named Master Affiliate of FastBraces. Dr. Tiernan and his staff

go towards building more houses for hardworking families in the Tulsa

are very excited to offer this amazing Ortho treatment to their patients​

community. For more information, call Caleb at 918.592.4224 ext 121. 

across Oklahoma and surrounding states. MarkTiernanDMD.com

PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS HOPE & FEAR PROPAGANDA OF THE GREAT WAR

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, Philbrook Museum of Art presents wartime propaganda art from the Museum’s permanent collection which will be on view through November 12th. The “Great War” in Europe began in 1914. Despite an earlier pledge of neutrality or “America first,” the US entered combat April 6, 1917. Spread across two galleries, Hope & Fear vividly illustrates two opposing approaches to this conflict. One gallery includes the prowar posters while the second features the deeply disconcerting War Series lithographs by George Bellows. Philbrook.org

THE LINDEN AT STONEHAVEN SQUARE HOSTS INFORMATIONAL LUNCHEONS

TULSA TOWN HALL SPEAKER SERIES SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW Tulsa Town Hall [TTH] is a nonprofit organization dedicated to opening minds and stirring curiosities. Since 1935, TTH has hosted speakers who are diverse and provocative, as well as experts in their fields. Ranging from authors to explorers to international icons, the guests bring fresh perspectives on current topics. The 2017-2018

The Linden at Stonehaven Square is fun. It's energetic. It's inviting.

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Healthy Lifestyle

SUMMER'S ALMOST OVER

ARE YOUR KIDS READY FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR?

ARTICLE MARK D TIERNAN, DMD | PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS HUMPHREY

SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE New shoes, new clothes or uniforms, notebooks, pens, pencils … what about the BEST confidence builder … A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILE! Nothing builds self-esteem like being able to smile with confidence. The wardrobe is important with the latest styles, but “the look” can be dashed with an unhealthy, unattractive smile. The beginning of a new school year also means booster shoots, PE/sports evaluations, perhaps eye exams … but don't forget about your child's teeth and smile. Just as adults, children when meeting other children for the first time look at the eyes first, and if the eyes seem “OK” to the brain, the next thing focused on is the smile and the teeth. If there is something “wrong” with the smile, the brain automatically zeros in on that “flaw.” Just think of your own experience as an adult, the first thing you do when meeting someone new is to look at them in the eye(s). If the eyes “track” properly and the eye openings are even and symmetrical, the next thing we look at is the smile. Crooked teeth, discolored teeth or especially missing teeth are permanently noted in our brains. You can think of people immediately that come to mind with unattractive smiles you have personally met. That is what you remember about them … not their stylish clothes or shoes … but their smile. Children and adolescents can be exceptionally honest in speaking their minds. With no social hold backs, we as adults have learned children can be especially cruel and unkind. However, they may be in reality, just inquisitive about missing teeth, color of the teeth or arrangement and size of the teeth. In the early development years, comments about any aspect of the child's appearance can have lifelong effects … decreasing self-confidence … even into adulthood.

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TOOTH DECAY IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CHRONIC CHILDHOOD DISEASES Tooth decay is perhaps considered to be one of the most prevalent childhood illnesses second only to the common cold. Untreated decay in the teeth, even with baby teeth,

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HAPPY VISITS We recommend a child's first dental visit occur with the parents' visit by age one to two years. At this visit the child is allowed to come back with the parent, sit on the parent's lap or in a chair and watch Mom or Dad getting their teeth cleaned.

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their teeth, we do so. Sometimes, even at that young age we

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will see the child's confidence level soar and we may even be able to provide a “toothbrush” prophylaxis. If the child is not ready yet … we never force anything. At the next visit with Mom or Dad, they will feel more comfortable. We call these visits Happy Visits, and that’s just what they are intended to be! The style of shoes, length of skirts, haircuts, fickle fashions, etc., come and go with age groups, however, providing your child with a future lifetime of an excellent, pain free, gorgeous smile is PRICELESS. Make sure you're providing this abiding

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gift of true love for each of your children before school starts.

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL

Make your appointment with us by August 31st, 2017 for a

free exam and x-rays before the ‘back-to-school’ rush. Be sure to mention Tulsa Lifestyle Magazine when you call.

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Mark D Tiernan, DMD, has been practicing for over 30 years in Tulsa as a general dentist and has also offered orthodontics

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Financial Buzz

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As you consider if a 529 plan is right for your family, consider the following tips for funding one

College 01 Savings of these savings accounts:

CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF EDUCATION EXPENSES NEEDED.

First, decide how much you and your child would

each like to contribute to his or her education, and estimate college expenses accordingly. Savings put aside in a 529 plan can be for tuition, school fees, room and board, internet access, required technology (i.e. a laptop or printer) and textbooks. Be sure to include the cost of these items when calculating the amount you need to save. Keep in mind that it is possible to overfund a 529 plan. If you save more money in the plan than what you use for your child’s education, you will be taxed on the earnings and penalized for spending the money on non-educational expenses.

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SAVE AUTOMATICALLY AND INCREASE THE AMOUNT OVER TIME.

Most 529 plans make it easy to consistently save

by allowing you to make automated contributions. As your financial priorities change, such as when you’re no longer paying for daycare or your spouse goes back to work, consider boosting your monthly savings. Don’t neglect your own financial future, however. Contributions to your own retirement plan should take priority over saving for a child’s college tuition.

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ollege tuition continues to rise, with few signs of slowing down in the near future. If you plan to help your children with the cost of attending college, it’s best to

start saving when they are young and time is on your side. Creating a strategy today may help you reduce the stress and financial burden as your child gets closer to his or her college years. Here are some strategies to help tackle this important financial goal.

INCREASE SAVINGS WITH GIFTS FROM FRIENDS OR FAMILY.

When your child is young, apply monetary holiday

or birthday gifts from friends and family to your col-

FUND A 529 PLAN

lege savings fund. A small gift today will be given the chance to grow, and could make a big difference in

529 plans, named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, are one of

the total you have available when your child is ready

the most popular investment vehicles American families use to save for college.

for college. If a grandparent would like to contribute

These plans are specifically designed to help people save for higher education

regularly, he or she may establish their own 529 plan

expenses, and the funds can be applied to most accredited colleges, graduate

with the grandchild as the beneficiary. The only draw-

programs, professional and trade schools. For federal income tax purposes, your

back is that when these assets are withdrawn, they

contributions to a 529 plan are not tax deductible; however your earnings are

may be considered reportable income to the grand-

permitted to grow tax free (note, state benefits may be available). Additionally, you

child in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

will not be taxed at the federal level (and in most cases, at the state level) if the

(FAFSA) calculation, potentially reducing your child’s

money is eventually withdrawn and applied to eligible higher education expenses.

eligibility for need-based financial aid.

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04 SELECT THE APPROPRIATE INVESTMENT OPTION.

ADDITIONAL COLLEGE SAVINGS OPTIONS While 529 plans are the most common way to save for college, they’re not the only

There are a variety of investment options avail-

option. Other tax-advantaged savings options parents use include Coverdell educa-

able, as many states and educational institutions

tion savings accounts, Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) accounts, Uniforms

offer 529 plans. While you may choose a plan in

Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) accounts or tax-exempt savings bonds. Families also

another state, check to see if your state offers any

have the option to save using a taxable account.

tax deductions, credits or benefits for residents

Keep in mind that there are advantages and disadvantages to each college sav-

before doing so. Ultimately be sure to choose a

ings option, and each option may impact your current financial situation and your

plan that offers the right mix of investments for your

child’s eligibility for financial aid differently. If you want a second opinion on which

time horizon and risk tolerance.

option is best for your family, consult with a financial advisor. A financial advisor will

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look at your unique set of circumstances, and together you can create a financial plan that includes saving for future college expenses.

CREATE A STRATEGY TO SAVE FOR MULTIPLE CHILDREN.

Sylvia Karimian, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® and David Karimian, CFP®, CRPC® are financial advisors with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They specialize in fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and have been in practice for thirty years and six years, respectively. To contact them, call 918-388-2003 or email  Sylvia.j.Karimian@ampf.com and David.x.Karimian@ampf.com. Karimian & Associates is located at 7712 S. Yale Avenue Suite 240 Tulsa, Ok 74136. To learn more, visit KarimianAdvisors.com.

Because each 529 plan can only have one benefi-

ciary, you need to be thoughtful about how you use this type of plan for each child’s college savings. If you will have multiple children in college at the same time, it may make sense to establish a separate account for each child. If there’s excess money after your eldest child finishes college, you may transfer the balance from his or her 529 plan into one or more other plans penalty-free. However, if there is an age gap between your children, you can reassign

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the beneficiary of the account to your second child after the original beneficiary no longer needs tuition assistance. (Gift tax consequences may apply, so review your strategy with your tax advisor.)

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Learn to Scuba Dive in a private, heated pool before heading to your island vacation.

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ummer is over and it's back to school for the kids. But what about us? Going back to school to learn a new skill could

actually be fun. Luckily, continuing education and leisure classes abound in our town. Do you want to hone your cake decorating skills? Or finally learn to fly? If you are interested in something creative, look no further than our abundant arts groups and organizations for creative classes ranging from pottery, dancing, singing, improv, and flower arranging. The Tulsa County Parks department (Parks.TulsaCounty.org) offers a

plethora of adult classes from clog dancing to beginners golf. So dig in, do an online search, and sign up for a class—just for the heck of it. We have picked a few of the more unusual classes for you to consider.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Wouldn't it be great to Scuba Dive on your next trip to Cozumel? It's

simple to get the training right here in Tulsa at Poseidon Adventures. Owned by Randy and Sara Piper since 1982, Poseidon has a full time professional training staff offering PADI Scuba diving certification training any day of the week in a private, heated, on-site, indoor pool. The beginner's diving class is $250 with the purchase of mask, fins, snorkel, and boots. The enjoyable, non-strenuous 2-week or weekend class can easily fit in your schedule. Visit ScubaTulsa.com to view all available classes. Skydiving is on many bucket lists. Check it off and do a tandem skydive! It's the recommended method when making your first jump. Sky Dive Tulsa offers a tandem skydive course and jump for only $210. The tandem student receives thorough ground school training covering all safety procedures. Then the tandem master guides the student jumper throughout the entire skydive: from exitCheck skydiving off your bucket list with a tandem skydive.

ing the aircraft, and transitioning into freefall, as well as assisting with canopy flight and landing. With one jump under your belt, you can advance to solo IAD jumps (4,000 ft) and accelerated freefalls (11,000ft). More info at TulsaSkyDive.com.

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CULINARY ADVENTURES

Do you find yourself making your own drinks

at home and wish they could turn out like the ones at your favorite bar? Are you the one at the party that ends up in the kitchen making drinks? Then enhance your mixology skills by taking a Bartending class. Blue Label Bartending at 33rd and Peoria offers a Spontaneous Bartender course. It's fashioned for folks like us who want to learn basic bar procedures and popular drink recipes, such as Martini, Margarita, Old Fashioned, Long Island Tea, and more. The six

Enhance your mixology skills with a Spontaneous Bartender course.

hour class is $250 per person or $400 per couple. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm and is limited to six students. Sign up at BlueLabelBartending.com.

Want to step up your cake decorating game? Then take the Fondant 101 class at All Things Cake. Learn the basics of decorating with fondant including covering rounds and squares, roses, bows, and so much more. Adult classes are best for those 16+, but younger students are welcome with instructor approval. Each 2-hour class is packed with tips and tricks to help you achieve decorating success at home. All supplies are provided; Any edible items created in class are sent home with students. Cost is $97 and advance registration for the August 24 & 31 class is required by calling 918-994-4490. Details at AllThingsCakeShop.com. CONTINUED >

Step up your cake decorating game with Fondant 101.

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GO BACK TO SCHOOL (CON TI N U ED)

GET MOVING!

According to experts, Belly Dancing can burn up to 300

calories an hour in addition to providing an excellent brain exercise for focus, memory, creativity, and coordination. Feet and ankles are strengthened and legs become sculpted. Abdominal muscles are exercised due to the natural contracting and releasing actions of the stomach which strengthens your body's core. Upper arms also become toned due to the lovely arm patterns and positions. Sounds good, doesn't it? Instructor Artemisia teaches beginning and advanced Belly Dance at That's Dancing Studio. Cost is $35 a month for one class per week or $10 per drop-in class. Check out MidtownTulsaBellyDance.com for more information.

Belly Dancing can burn up to 300 calories an hour!

African Drumming classes teach us how to become more creative through the beauty of the drum.

African Drumming classes teach us how to become more creative through the beauty of the drum. Held at Living ArtSpace every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm (use the NE door at the side of the building), the class has been an integral part of Living Arts for many years. Instructor Leslie C. Brown will guide you into an infusion of West African, Afro-Cuban, Congolese rhythms, songs, and body percussion along with whatever else someone wants to bring into the class. Cost is $10 per session. Living Arts provides djembe and ashiko drums for those who do not own their own. Visit LivingArts.org for this and many other exciting classes. 20

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Learn the basic art and technique of the age old craft of Stained Glass.

CREATIVE OUTLETS

Learn the basic art and technique of the

age old craft of Stained Glass. Tulsa Stained Glass Company has a class coming up on Thursdays, starting Sept 14 through Nov 2, 2017, from 7-9:30 pm. For $175 you will learn pattern-making, glass cutting, panel assembly, soldering and cementing. You’ll practice your skills while building a 10x16 leaded panel. Upon completion, you will have the fundamental skills necessary for making basic stained glass windows and mosaics. Visit TulsaStainedGlass.com to learn more. Finally, it's time to get bold with hot, fiery metal. Garden Deva offers Metal Sculpture classes in two different workshops at their loca-

Garden Deva offers Metal Sculpture classes in two different workshops.

tion at 317 South Trenton. The intro class (2.5 hrs) offers multiple project options and everyone gets to go home with the art created during class. This class is offered on most Saturdays throughout the year, weather permitting. Cost is $80 per person, $150 per couple and all materials are provided. The weekend intensive metal workshop is an intimate, 2-day experience of budding and advanced metal artists with the materials, tools, and information needed to create a unique piece of art to take home. Visit GardenDeva.com for all the details.

OTHER RESOURCES

Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA): 918.584.3333 or AHHATulsa.org. Tulsa Art Center: 918.694.9110 or TulsaArtCenter.com. Tulsa Community College: 918.595.7000 or TulsaCC.edu. Tulsa County Parks Department: 918.596.5990 or Parks.TulsaCounty.org. Waterworks: 918.596.2440 or WaterWorksArtCenter.com.

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SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR Primary School Head Bert Bibens says, "After a summer of fun and play, the start of school can mean big changes for young students! To set your Primary School child(ren) up for a successful start, begin healthy school routines before the first day. Returning to respectable bedtimes, quiet time in the evenings spent brushing up on letters, words, reading and counting/math skills, and device-free family dinners and conversations can help set the stage for the upcoming school schedule." He says it's important to prepare students for new responsibilities and increas-

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ing independence through simple practice activities such as buckling/unbuckling their seat belt, packing and opening/closing their book bag, and getting dressed and putting on shoes. "Finally, cutting down on screen time and encouraging board or card games and

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reading will help bolster problem-solving skills and prepare students for the expectations and experiences of school," says Bibens.

o long summertime! It's time to get back to school. Starting the new school year can be a time of great

excitement. It's fun buying new clothes,

Joel Bicknell, Head of Holland Hall's Middle School, says it's natural for Middle

picking out school supplies, and calling

School students to feel that excitement and, perhaps, some anxiety... seemingly

friends to see if they are in the same class.

at the same time.

But it can also be a time of great anxiety.

He says, "The beginning of school is an exciting time! Parents can help their

Ramping up for the hectic and fast paced

children effectively manage this transition by guiding them away from the high-

new school year can be a hard adjustment

est of highs and the lowest of lows. To alleviate fear of the unknown, talk with

from the lazy days of summer.

your children about the routines you will have as a family, the upcoming school

Help calm your child’s fears (and your

schedule and extracurricular activities, and what to expect in the classroom from

own) with these tips from the adminis-

their new teachers. Reinforcing an open line of communication with your children

trative heads of Holland Hall's primary,

and establishing one with their teachers will set everyone up for success at the

middle, and upper schools.

beginning of the year."

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SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR (CON TI N U ED)

In the Upper School years, the best way to prepare students for the start of school is to talk about their personal goals for the year. Upper School Head Frances Fondren-Bales explains that these conversations can be about academic growth —possible outcomes in classes or new academic challenges. She says, "But be sure to broaden the topic to include goals about extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, or the social world of high school. With older students, the parent’s role in these conversations can be the “guide on the side,” rather than the “sage on the stage,” allowing the student to articulate their goals and then helping to provide guidance on achieving them. Also, encourage your child to share their goals with an advisor or trusted adult at school so that members of the school community can provide additional support."

Tulsa’s only Pre-K through Grade 12 independent Episcopal school, Holland Hall provides a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. Visit HollandHall.org for more information.

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Locally Owned ARTICLE SARAH SOON | PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS HUMPHREY

Tulsa Toy

Depot BACK TO SCHOOL FUN! Here’s a glance at some of fun, back-to-school products in the store: TIGGLY MATH (AGES 3-7):

A three-dimensional math game for the tablet. Kids lay 3D objects

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on top of a tablet and solve math problems. McAdams shares that for

t’s back to school, but are your kids prepared to hit the books?

children to just learn two-dimensionally can slow their development,

Or do they still have summer fever?

but three-dimensional learning enhances tactile, audio and visual skills.

The Tulsa Toy Depot bridges the gap between learning and fun.

They provide educational, yet entertaining toys and games for kids of all ages which Ryan McAdams, owner of Tulsa Toy Depot, considers as supplements to their education.

MOBI (AGES 6-106):

Math’s version of Scrabble. Players use number and operation symbol tiles to create mathematical equations. Q-BITZ JR. (AGES 3+):

“You don’t have to tell your child, ‘We’re going to buy this because

A competitive pattern matching game where players duplicate the

you’re way behind in math, or creative thinking or motor skills.’ No,

pattern on a card with their set of cubes. This game utilizes visualiza-

just come in and find a fun game. Then they’ll be able to enhance

tion, spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills.

their educational experience at home and make it a fun activity to do

ANAXI (AGES 8-99):

together and on their own.”

A competitive game expanding on word association, vocabulary

He has over 5,000 items in the store and over 100 games, and he

and creativity — the player providing the most unique answers wins.

and his staff are constantly researching and discovering the latest

RUBIK’S BUILD IT, SOLVE IT (AGES 8+):

toys and games to help children learn.

Engineering-minded children can build their own Rubik’s Cube

We love to help kids find a game or activity to advance them further along.” He consults with a family member who’s a speech pathologist. “Occupational therapists and speech pathologists love coming into

the store. They see instantly our high-quality products and how the games, toys and other activities are going to be beneficial for the kids they’re working with.” 28

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from scratch. STORYMATIC (AGES 5+):

Creative writing prompts where kids and adults can tell a story. Imagine families playing around the dinner table, parents sharing at bedtime, or kids swapping stories with friends. Need something for infants and toddlers? Tulsa Toy Depot has toys for them as well. The Indestructibles books not only tell a simple story, but are chew and rip proof, non-toxic and 100% washable. Why provide educational items for infants? McAdams believes it's never too early to start educating children.  “Learning doesn’t start at pre-K or when a child attends school. Learning starts on day one.”   Whether your children are mentally prepared for school or not, Tulsa Toy Depot, located at 101st and Sheridan, will help them adjust as they realize learning is fun!


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August

11:00 AM – TOE UP SOCK CLASS: The class cost is $40.00 and covers

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EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8 A.M.-11:30 A.M. THE FARM’S MARKET THE FARM SHOPPING CENTER A Farmer's Market conveniently located in the heart of Tulsa with plenty of parking. Listen to music, watch cooking demos and stock up on farm fresh eggs, fresh local fruits and vegetables, honey, baked goods, jams, wine and much, much more. Runs through mid October. FarmShoppingCenter.com 

AUGUST 11-13 39TH ANNUAL IICOT POWWOW OF CHAMPIONS ORU MABEE CENTER Experience the beauty and richness of Native American culture when

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the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa (IICOT) hosts the Annual Pow Wow of Champions. Colorful expression of dance, drum music and

MONTE TOON

song as members of tribal nations from around the country gather

"WATERCOLORS OF MY AMERICA"

to honor, strengthen and share traditions with each other and the

CIRCLE CINEMA GALLERY

general public. IICOT.org

Art exhibit in the gallery thru 8/21. Monte Toon has been doing watercolors for 47 years. He has participated in many exhibits and shows

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throughout the years and gathers much of his inspiration from travels

SINGLE DOG SEEKING PRESENTS

in the United States and Canada. There is no charge for visiting the ex-

FIRST ANNUAL PAWPARAZZI GALA

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AUGUST 2-5, 7 P.M.-10 P.M.

This foster based rescue has saved over 150 Oklahoma death row dogs in the previous 12 months. The evening will entail signature drinks, a

49TH ANNUAL BRUMLEY GOSPEL SING

five-course meal, and a wide assortment of the best silent auction and

MABEE CENTER

live auction items. 100% of the money raised will be used to save even

The Brumley Music Company, one of the most influential Gospel,

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Americana and Country music companies in the world, is bringing the

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annual Brumley Gospel Music Sing back to the City of Tulsa August 2nd – 5th, 2017. Headliners include, The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin

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TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

DOWNTOWN TULSA August’s Tour will the Tulsa Underground! Don’t wait to get tickets for

CRAFT CLASSES AND STORYTIME

this popular tour exploring the underground tunnels in downtown Tulsa

TULSA TOY DEPOT

and who they were made to protect. Tours start at 10:00 AM on the

Craft Classes are  free  every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Storytime

second Saturday of each month. Tickets are sold in advance through

is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Miss Carol Meyer leads the kids in

Eventbrite.com and children under 12 are free if accompanied by a paid

music and story telling for 30 minutes of great active fun. Visit

adult. TulsaArchitecture.org or Facebook.com/TulsaArchitecture

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Parting Thoughts A group displaying their rolls

Chef Zimpel teaching

ON AR TICLE SARAH SO

Edible Adventures:

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the class

Adult Education Made Fun!

esiring to learn new cooking techniques, I enrolled in Platt

difficulty with the bamboo mat. Fortunately, I conquered this tech-

College’s Edible Adventures, a one-night, adult cooking class.

nique by the end of class.

They offer a variety of classes such as Chocolatogy, Louisiana

Tip: Ask questions since you want to duplicate recipes at home.

Cuisine, and French Cooking Made Easy, along with themes such as

Although we started with a basic nori roll, we advanced to the

Girls Night Out and Date Night.

sushi tower — something I’ve never eaten before. Then we made

I signed up for the June 30th Sushi Madness class since I wanted

dynamite rolls, california rolls with the rice on the outside, nigiri sushi

to make my own at home. Unsure what to expect, I appreciated the

and “create-your-own-rolls.” They were generous with the fish from

informative email I received a few weeks before.

tempura shrimp, snow crab, spicy tuna and salmon.

That night, as I entered the commercial kitchen, the culinary stu-

Tip: Come on an empty stomach. I made so many rolls, I had leftovers.

dents and instructor, Chef Doug Zimpel, welcomed me. A student

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, saying how much fun they were

handed me a bottled water while another instructed to choose a

having. Of course, it helped that the culinary students served us like royalty.

cooking station. My confidence rose seeing my station equipped with

They did all the prep work including frying the tempura prawns, providing

everything I'd need such as a knife, large cutting board, containers of

any ingredient we needed, and cleaning our stations afterwards. I wanted

ingredients, and a folder with recipes and a pen.

to recruit them to prep and clean up for me in my own kitchen.

Our full class had a variety of  dynamics — couples, singles,

Overall, I felt satisfied that I had not only learned how to make sushi,

friends and a mother-daughter duo. An interactive class, I became

but experienced an interactive adventure well worth the price. And I

acquainted with fellow amateur chefs as we admired one another’s

can’t wait to throw a sushi party to impress my friends and family!

rolls, shared containers of Sriracha mayo, and snapped pictures of each other’s creations. Chef Zimpel was friendly, helpful and thorough. He provided an over-

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