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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

Kathy Slemp | kslemp@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Donna Brollier, Louann Buhlinger, C.L. Harmon, Nancy C. Hermann, Debra Laizure CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Wonderful Women

John Howland, Chris Humphrey, Emily Steward

EVERY YEAR WHEN MAY MAKES ITS WELCOMED RETURN TO OUR CALENDARS, WE CAN’T HELP BUT SING THE LINE FROM THE TEMPTATIONS’ “MY GIRL” THAT GOES, “WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, I’VE GOT THE MONTH OF MAY.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration of mothers on May 12. In this issue, we celebrate all the wonderful women in our community—CEOs, entrepreneurs, police officers, fire fighters, fashionistas, and winemakers, to name a few. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to strengthen the connection we have with our mothers, sisters, friends, and daughters. From the women behind the scenes at Tulsa Town Hall to profiles of several Tulsa women making a difference, the Women’s issue serves to recognize the powerful role women have in our community and beyond. (And don’t worry, gentlemen; you’ll

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have your moment—stay tuned.) Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” For those times

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

you find yourself in hot water, we’ve asked a local winemaker her advice on putting

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together an impromptu Girl's Night Out to relax and celebrate our girlfriends.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

And for those busy mornings when you’re running late but still need to look polished, we’ve formulated the perfect beauty routine to get you out the door—stat! So, to the women of Tulsa—may you find a quiet moment (or two) to enjoy this issue we’ve lovingly dedicated to you.

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

Debra Laizure Tulsa Lifestyle writer ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

ON THE COVER The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Above and Beyond Award winners, police officer Khara Rogers and firefighter Kelly Meeks.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 14 A Roof of a Lifetime A Q & A With the Metal Roofing Expert

18 Movers & Shakers Strong Women Making a Difference

24 Wine on the Weekends Recipes and Food Parings from Downward Dog Wines

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28 Opening Minds and Stirring Curiosities Tulsa Town Hall Celebrates its 85th Season

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

10 DIY 14

Renovate & Refine

22 Trend Setter 24 Hops & Vine 28 Inspired By 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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timeless beauty WITH JUST A FEW PRODUCTS AND A FEW MINUTES, THIS QUICK MAKEUP ROUTINE ADDS A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO SPARE

WHEN YOUR DAY IS FULL OF PLACES TO GO AND PEOPLE TO SEE, IT CAN FEEL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND TIME TO INCORPORATE A BEAUTY ROUTINE INTO YOUR BUSY MORNING. So when you’re fighting time but still want to throw on a little something on top of your standard morning moisturizer, follow these easy steps for a quick go-to morning routine that will keep you glowing all day. 10

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+ Step 1: A tinted moisturizer or BB cream is great for quick, sheer coverage that evens out your skintone. If you need a little more coverage, use a foundation stick for spot coverage. + Step 2: Add a little color by pressing cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. We love Glossier’s Cloud Paint, which is seamless, sheer and beautiful, giving you a healthy, flushed glow. + Step 3: Lightly apply a powder highlighter to the high points of your cheek-

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bones, and directly above and below the arch of your eyebrows for an instant lift.

2. Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, Glossier.com

+ Step 4: Finish it off by defining your lashes with 1-2 coats of mascara.

3. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, $38, BeccaCosmetics.com

+ Bonus: Once you’ve gotten it down with time to spare, apply a shimmer

4. Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, $9.99, LorealParisUSA.com

cream shadow to the inner corners of your eyes and add a lightly tinted lip oil for a high shine.

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RENOVATE & REFINE

A Roof of a Lifetime A Q&A WITH CHARLES NICHOLS, THE METAL ROOFING EXPERT ARTICLE C.L. HARMON

FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS, CHARLES NICHOLS, OWNER OF NICHTECH ROOFING SYSTEMS, HAS BEEN INSTALLING ROOFS WHICH STAND THE TEST OF TIME KEEPING HOMES WARM AND DRY. With spring now in the air, and the high winds and hail it always brings with it, roof damage is a certainty. For those who may soon find themselves in the aftermath of Mother Nature’s tantrums, we thought a bit of information about those time-tested roofs might be nice to know. Below are some of the most asked questions Nichols receives about Nichtech’s storm-proof roofs. SINCE THE ROOFS ARE METAL, ARE THEY NOISY? No. You will not hear any more noise than you will with an asphalt shingle roof. However, if there is hail, you will hear that, but you will also hear noise through a traditional roof as well. The stone-coated steel which makes up the roofs have a granulated surface like an asphalt roof and that dampens the noise. WILL THE METAL ROOF CAUSE ONE TO GET A LIGHTNING STRIKE? There is no scientific proof that metal roofs increase the odds of a lightning strike. I have never had a client inform me they have had their roof struck by lightning. 14

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Charles Nichols, owner of Nichtech Roofing Systems Photo: Chris Humphrey


ARE METAL ROOFS HOTTER THAN TRADITIONAL ROOFS? The best way to explain this is by exposing the myth that a lighter shaded roof will reflect sunlight. The reality is that in order for something to be reflective, it must be smooth. There is no asphalt shingle that is smooth. So a straight metal roof without stone coating would be more reflective, but there is very little difference in surface temperature between an asphalt shingle roof and a stone coated steel roof. DO

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DISCOUNT FOR METAL ROOFS? Yes. I cannot say that every company does, but the top three largest ones do. However, they may require a waiver be signed for small cosmetic damage such as dings. Depending upon where you live in the state of Oklahoma, that discount could be as much as 28 percent off the homeowner’s premium. HOW RESILIENT ARE YOUR METAL ROOFS TO DAMAGE LIKE HAIL AND WIND? The stone-coated steel is unique because of its rigid construction, which gives it its strength plus the added stone coated surface. So even if the roof is damaged with dents, you will never see it. And because they are metal, they will not burn or crack and have a written warranty for 2.5 inch hail and up to 120 mph winds or equal to an F-2 tornado. WHAT IS THE COST OF YOUR METAL ROOF SYSTEM COMPARED TO A TRADITIONAL ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF? They are more expensive. It’s about double the cost of the shingle system that contractors use in new homes. There are two important factors though to consider. The first is that the cost of asphalt rises every single year. The second is that stone-coated metal roofs are a forever product. They never need replacing. I tell people that if they do not plan to stay in a home for longer than ten years, they should purchase asphalt. But if it is a forever home, a metal roof will more than pay for itself. I should also mention that though asphalt roofs are designed to last over 30 years, the average life span for one in Oklahoma is only nine years due to the weather conditions. For more information about metal roofs and the many styles available, visit NichTechRoofSystems.com.

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WOMEN

STRONG WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE ARTICLE LOUANN BUHLINGER

Teresa Knox is restoring Harwelden Mansion back to its original Tudor-Gothic design with plans to open it as an Inn. Photo: Emily Steward

Teresa Knox ENTREPRENEUR The restoration and renovation of Harwelden Mansion and The Church Studio is the current passion of Tulsa entrepreneur Teresa Knox. Her involvement in commercial property acquisition and historical preservation comes after many years in career and technical education. Knox is the founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College. In 2015, she converted the schools into a nonprofit called Community HigherEd and now serves on the executive board. Most recently, Knox purchased Harwelden Mansion and is restoring it to its original Tudor-Gothic design. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1920s mansion was a private residence and in later years, home to many arts organizations. When completed, the mansion, gardens, and carriage house will serve as a boutique hotel and events center. The Church Studio, built in 1915 as one of Tulsa’s first integrated churches at 304 S. Trenton, was turned into a world-class recording studio in 1972 by  Leon Russell. A devoted fan of Russell, Knox purchased the building and is restoring it to be a recording studio, theater, and community space. She and her husband Ivan Acosta worked nearly a year getting it listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its historical significance to Tulsa and the music industry. Learn more at HarweldenMansion.com, TheChurchStudio.com and CommunityHigherEd.org.

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“Teaching our youth and investing in their lives is very important to me because they are our future and need our guidance in their early years.”

Lori Carver CEO Lori Carver is the president and CEO of Mazzio’s LLC based in Tulsa. Carver joined the Italian food chain in 2012 as the chief financial officer and stepped up to the senior position in 2018. Carver graduated from SMU with a degree in accounting and became a CPA in 1994. After working as an auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP in Houston and Baltimore, Carver moved to Tulsa in 2004 while working for Barton Cotton, Inc. as CFO. Today, Mazzio’s has 140 restaurants in 10 states and employs more than 1,500 with 850 in Tulsa. The restaurant chain supports the Tulsa United Way, No Kid Hungry, Child Abuse Network, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Route 66 Marathon, Oklahoma Soccer Association and dozens of local schools, booster clubs and faith-based organizations. In her personal time, Carver is the leader of a Girl Scout troop, sings in the choir at South Tulsa Baptist Church and serves as the church treasurer. She also volunteers as a counselor for youth at camps and mission trips. “Teaching our youth and investing in their lives is very important to me because they are our future and need our guidance in their early years,” Carver said. “Mazzio’s is also committed to investing in our youth and providing first jobs for so many, which is something we want to continue for years to come.” Learn more at Mazzios.com, GSEOK.org, and TAUW.org.

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WOMEN MOVERS & SHAKERS (CON TI N U ED)

Khara Rogers Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan congratulates Officer Khara Rogers on her selection as the Police Officer of the Year at the Above and Beyond Awards. Photo: John Howland

PUBLIC SERVANT Khara Rogers is the community relations officer for the Tulsa Police Activity League (TPAL) and was named Tulsa Police Officer of the Year at the 2019 Above and Beyond Awards sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Influenced by her father who was a police officer in Norman, Oklahoma, Rogers chose a career in police work after seeing the impact his work had on the community. She joined TPAL to help build positive relationships between youth, police officers and the community to prevent crime. Recently, she was given a pink police car to celebrate her work ethic and to provide visibility in the community. She credits Major Travis Yates for the TPAL program which he created in 2007. “He has allowed me the freedom to explore different organizations and program ideas to find the right fit of TPAL at its infancy.” TPAL offers recreational, educations, enrichment and mentoring programs for youth ages 7 to 17 at no cost. The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Above and Beyond Awards, founded in 2008, recognize Tulsa’s police officer and firefighter of the year for outstanding acts of character, commitment and compassion to both their profession and community. Learn more at TulsaPAL.org.  20

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“He has allowed me the freedom to explore different organizations and program ideas to find the right fit of TPAL at its infancy.”


Kelly Meeks FIREFIGHTER AND MEDIC Kelly Meeks is the winner of the E. Stanley Hawkins Firefighter of the Year award in Tulsa. Nominated for the award by her peers, Meeks received the honor at the annual Above and Beyond Awards event conducted by the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Meeks has served as a firefighter for 11 years. She is stationed at two firehouses serving the Tulsa airport where she is also participating in FAA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighter training. Meeks graduated from OSU with a degree in Human Nutrition, but her true calling was to help others which led her to become a firefighter and medic. In her personal life, Meeks volunteers for the Little Light House as a classroom helper for children with special needs, and for Meals on Wheels where she delivers nutritious meals and provides wellness checks to home bound seniors. The firefighter of the year award is named after former Tulsa Fire Chief E. Stanley Hawkins who served the department for 37 years – 21 of those as chief. Learn more at CityofTulsa.org/Government/Departments/Fire, LittleLighthouse.org and MealsonWheelsTulsa.org.

Tulsa Fire Chief Ray Driskell congratulates Firefighter of the Year, Kelly Meeks at the Rotary Club of Tulsa's Above and Beyond Awards. Photo: John Howland

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TREND SETTER ARTICLE DEBRA LAIZURE | PHOTOGRAPHY SOUTHERN SAFE ROOMS

S H E LT E R E D F R O M + THE STORM PROTECT YOUR FAMILY WITH A SOUTHERN SAFE ROOM

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EXTREME WINDSTORMS ENDANGER LIVES AND CAUSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE. Most homes, even new ones constructed according to current building codes, do not provide adequate protection for families seeking cover from these events. David Tidwell, Vice President of Southern Safe Rooms, says, “The National Weather Service in Tulsa estimates that Oklahoma sees about 10% of all the tornadoes in the United States. That’s more than 70 tornadoes each year in our state alone.” Tornadoes can occur any time of the day or night and can send wind borne debris through the air like a missile. Having a safe room built for your home can help provide the best protection for you and your family. SAFE ROOM STANDARDS The purpose of a safe room is to provide a space where you and your family can survive a tornado without injuries. Southern Safe Rooms are built to withstand an EF5 tornado and are designed to be installed above ground, inside your home or garage. Southern Sheet Metal, metal fabricators for 115 years, manufactures Southern Safe Rooms. All designs meet or exceed stringent impact guidelines established by FEMA sections 320/361 and IICC500. To ensure quality, the company put its products to the test at Texas Tech University’s Wind Science & Engineering Research Center. The safe rooms passed with flying colors. 22

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Tidwell says, “We have customized many safe rooms to fit in unusual spaces and can add custom features such as gun racks and fire proof insulation for use as a gun safe. We can also bullet proof the room for use as a panic room in case of burglary or home invasion.” For new construction or additions, Southern Safe Rooms work closely with building contractors to turn any closet space into a safe room. STORM SHELTER REGISTRATION Tidwell suggests registering your new safe room with the City of Tulsa’s Storm Shelter Registry. It provides information to emergency responders to

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HOPS & VINE

Wine on the Weekends RECIPES AND FOOD PARINGS FROM DOWNWARD DOG WINES

BETSY HENDERSHOT IS A BUSY ENTREPRENEUR, WIFE, MOTHER, LOCAL

PHILANTHROPIST,

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TULSA BALLET BOARD MEMBER. She is also the proud founder of Oklahoma’s fastest growing boxed wine brand, Downward Dog Wine. She says, “I wanted to create wines for people like me who are active, ecologically conscious, and enjoy a good glass of wine without spending a fortune.” Hendershot spent a year searching for the right vineyard to make her wines. She found her match in Washington state’s award-winning Columbia Valley. The wines are made with single-vineyard grapes that are hand-harvested. “Handpicked grapes cost more to harvest but it is important to me to use workers with the skill and knowledge to pick only ripe, healthy grapes to ensure the quality of the wines,” says Hendershot. 24

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ARTICLE DEBRA LAIZURE | PHOTOGRAPHY DOWNWARD DOG WINES


E c o Fri en d l y Wi n e Downward Dog Wine is packaged in boxes rather than

And unlike bottled wine, boxed wine stays fresh for

bottles. Although glass is recyclable, it is energy-intensive

weeks after being opened. Downward Dog Wine custom-

to produce. Switching to plastic and cardboard is much

ers can enjoy a single glass of wine once a week and not

less energy intensive to produce and the cardboard (and

worry about wasting money on unused wine. Each box

in some cases the plastic) can also be recycled. It also

holds the equivalent of four regular bottles of wine and

keeps the cost down.

typically costs $17 to $19.

Downward Dog Wine founder Betsy Hendershot

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Hendershot says one of the goals

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She says, “One morning I was headed

of the product was to give to women’s

eco-friendly packaging, Hendershot

to a yoga class and Lincoln did his usual

charities and to broaden her reach in

needed a name for the wines. The

morning stretch. You know, just like the

giving. She donates 5% of all sales of

name came out of the blue one

downward dog yoga move with his front

Downward Dog Wine directly towards

morning with the help of her faith-

legs down and hind legs up with his tail

improving the lives of children around

ful sidekick, Lincoln, a 4-year old

sticking up in the air. And just like that,

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Downward Dog Wine was born.”

To learn more about Downward Dog Wine and where it may be purchased, visit DownwardDogWine.com.

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HOPS & VINE

(CON TI N U ED)

t he drin k s

the wine list : + LIGHT AND FOCUSED Downward Dog White Wine is a lovely blend of meadow flowers, honeysuckle, and bright lemon.

+ FUN AND FLEXIBLE Downward Dog Rosé is abundant with fresh, juicy strawberries and bright watermelon notes.

+ TOASTY AND TONED Downward Dog Chardonnay is a real crowd pleaser; lightly toasted with subtle vanilla and zippy acidity.

+ SWEET AND SENSIBLE Downward

Dog

Riesling

is

perfectly

sweet with  refreshing acidity and  floral notes with a touch of honey

+ BALANCED AND PLAYFUL Downward Dog Red Blend is brimming with ripe blackberry and plum. It’s complex with loads of texture and a medium to full body.

+ SMOOTH AND CENTERED Downward Dog Merlot has a blueberry jam velvety texture, with medium body and lovely balance.

+ FULL AND FEARLESS Downward Dog Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and rich, with broad shoulders and bold brambly fruit. 26

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T he Sp r e ad Wood-fired pizza, crisp salads, sliders, or a simple charcuterie board of cheeses, cured meats, and olives serves as a tasty backdrop for these wine-inspired cocktails. 

FROSE ingredients: ++ 25 oz of Downward Dog Rosé ++ ¼ cup Coppermuse Strawberry Vodka ++ 8 oz strawberries trimmed, hulled, and quartered ++ ½ cup simple syrup ++ 5 Tbl lemon juice directions: 1. Pour Rosé into a shallow pan and freeze for at least 6 hours until almost solid.  2. Add the frozen Rosé to a  blender with the vodka,  lemon juice, strawberries, and simple syrup. 3. Blend all ingredients together and serve! You can use mint for a garnish. 4. Makes 4-6 servings

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INSPIRED BY

Tulsa Town Hall board members, Kim Brilz, Carol Klenda, Bernie Dornblaser, Denise Payne, and Beth Bovaird.

Tulsa Town Hall Celebrates its 85th Season ARTICLE NANCY C. HERMANN PHOTOGRAPHY EMILY STEWARD

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POSERS, AND FORMER HEADS OF STATE. Speakers hold the interest of an

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audience for a full hour of sharing that is as entertaining as it is informative.

The Happiness Diet

Chaired by Bernie Dornblaser, a program committee of six board members ensures a quality experience for Tulsa Town Hall lecture series subscribers. “The selection process begins when committee members research speakers in specific areas and present names and related information to the committee,” says

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Dornblaser. “That leads to discussions regarding a speaker’s credentials and to online reviews of their past presentations. The committee uses YouTube to determine if a

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speaker is dynamic and has a ‘wow’ factor. We want a knowledgeable speaker with a

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Dornblaser says piecing together a lecture season is much like a puzzle. “The Performing Arts Center provides available dates. We talk with agents on speaker availability and then, of course, discuss the speaker’s engagement fee. We adhere

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TUES-THURS

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TULSA GARDEN CLUB’S 69TH ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W Fern

Wednesday at 1 p.m., and Story

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Time is held on Thursday at 11 a.m.

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Miss Carol Meyer leads the kids

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in music and story-telling for 30

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17-19 TULSA MAYFEST Tulsa Arts District

The annual celebration that brings the world of arts to Tulsa. Over 150

visual artists, performing artists, indoor galleries and a Kid Zone. Free to the public. TulsaMayfest.org

18 GREATEST HITS OF THE CLASSICAL CHORAL TRADITION Lorton Performance Center, 550 S Gary Pl.

This anniversary celebration concert presents the “singers choice” of favorites from the 25 year history of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. The program includes choral masterpieces by Mozart, Bach, Brahms, and more. 7:30 p.m. TulsaChorus.com

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GEMS OF THE PAST STANDARD FLOWER SHOW Tulsa Garden Center

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Continuing Tulsa anniversary

Garden

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FREE flower shows for the public, Flower Show Chair Rose Schultz is preparing Gems of the Past 90 Years. Showcases educational, horticulture and floral design exhibits. National Garden Clubs Inc. judges award various ribbons and plaques to winners. 1-4 p.m. Free event. TulsaGardenClub.org


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An afternoon of fun for all ages. Activities

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face

painting,

games, train rides, garden crafts and so much more! Live music from some of Tulsa's leading artists and family-friendly dinner and drinks are also included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit

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Summer Fashion Preview TROPICAL ESSENTIALS FROM DONNA'S FASHIONS

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