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NEWSLETTER July 2013 In This Issue

TULSA APARTMENT ASSOCIATION

Building a brighter future...together

TAA Golf Classic

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How to Reduce & Prevent A/C Calls

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Products & Services Guide

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Meet Your TAA 2013 Ambassadors:

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Eddie Johnson & Mindy Drennan

How to Reduce & Prevent A/C Calls Preventive Maintenance = Savings! Take care of your HVAC system, and it will take care of the residents and result in fewer service calls. For many of us it is a hot and hectic summer and we want fewer A/C calls and for some reason they often seem to come in all at once. For anyone on call it can seem as if it is at 4:59 pm every Friday. An effective way to reduce the amount of A/C calls is to check the entire system during the make-ready process and label the outdoor units/condensers to identify which unit it is actually connected to. How many times have you found a unit that had the wrong number on it? Whether it was a unit that had a different number on the electrical disconnect compared to what is written on the actual unit itself or if the outdoor unit was completely on a different side of the building with no unit number identifying the units is time wasting and can be very frustrating. One way to help is to use vinyl stickers on the disconnect box and unit. They are inexpensive and do not fade in a short time period like magic markers and paint pens. In my experience if the sticker ever does get peeled off one can almost always make out the numbers and letters. Check the Difference in Temperature: The difference between the air going into the return grill and coming out of the supply vent should be around 15-20 degrees. (continued on page 6)


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2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gary Goss..……………...………..…........President LynCo, Inc.

Amy Bors....……....…………..….1st Vice President Winfield Property Management

Davi Miesner.……...…...……....2nd Vice President BSR Trust

Greg Wright…...………………………......Treasurer Capital Assets, Inc.

Leslie Alexiev...Cox Communications Gary Atkinson...Atkinson Supply Co. Amber Bayles...American Residential Group Heidi Blackshaw...Olympus Property Cindy Carlock...Case & Associates Sherri Dugan...ASC Development & Management Co. Cindy Gibson...Palmer Supply Co. Tracy Phillips...Case & Associates Properties, Inc. Becky Weaver...American Residential Group John Weigle...Maintenance Supply Headquarters

ADVISORY DIRECTORS Lyn Goss……………………...LynCo, Inc John Miller…………..Case & Associates Scott Gardner….Crosshaven Properties

VENDOR ADVISORY DIRECTORS Buddy Atkinson……….Atkinson Supply

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Keri Cooper kcooper@taaonline.org

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Laura Greenleaf lgreenleaf@taaonline.org

Tulsa Apartment Association 6855 South Canton Avenue Tulsa, OK 74136 Phone: 918-747-6217 Fax: 918-747-6244 www.taaonline.org

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Thank You to the 2013 TAA Golf Classic Sponsors PRESENTING SPONSORS—$1,100

DRIVER SPONSOR—$850

IRONS SPONSORS—$650

BEVERAGE CART SPONSOR—$400

WOODS SPONSOR—$250

LUNCH SPONSORS—$200

BREAKFAST SPONSOR—$100

CONTEST SPONSORS—$200 TRIPLE C SERVICES

HOLE SPONSORS—$150

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Congratulations to the

2013 TAA Golf Classic Winners 3RD PLACE TEAM

1ST PLACE TEAM

2ND PLACE TEAM

Red River Roofing

HUB International CFR

Works & Lentz

John Wingerter, Craig O’Conner John Gilbert, Tim Dison

Larry Burchart, Darin Adams, Mark Dixon, Marcus Lemon

Steve Collyar, Ty Sanders, Dan Schieffer, Brian Beam

LAST PLACE TEAM

WOMEN’S LONGEST DRIVE

CLOSEST TO THE PIN #13

Rasa Floors

Lyn Goss

Marcus Lemon

Richard Hunt

Debbie Phillips, James Luman, Terry Pollard

LynCo, Inc.

Works & Lentz

Capital Assets, Inc.

CLOSEST TO THE PIN #15

Let the Good Times Roll...

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Maintenance Insider How can I reduce and prevent A/C service calls?

How to Reduce & Prevent A/C Calls

BY MARK CUKRO

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An ounce of prevention will save you a pound of work so install the tablets and If the difference is too high that means something may they will make a differneed to be right such as airflow or the charge is either ence. Clean coils whentoo high or low. ever you get a chance, and of course, the best Make sure all coils are clean If an A/C unit doesn’t time to install the drain has excellent airflow it cannot and will not operate at its tablets is during the turn maximum capacity or efficiency and as a result will process. If you make it a give incorrect gauge pressures. Cleaning the indoor and habit I guarantee you’ll outdoor coils during a turn doesn’t take too much extra get fewer condensation time and the time is well worth the reduction in A/C leaks. Checking the calls, unnecessary overtime, and most of all it will charge is one of the best prevent an over-worked Service Team. ways to determine in an A/C is functioning but it Check the Refrigerant Level Check the r efr iger ant should also be one of charge during every turn in the summer or warm the last checks made. months. The reason, if the coils are clean, the airflow is correct then the gauges will give a much more accurate and Condensate Leaks. Well for some of us we have just telling measurement. finished getting bombarded with the first wave of A/C calls and corrected more than our share of undercharged Train the Team units. Whew! Historically what happens next when the A/C systems are up and running is condensation leaks. Teams that continuously train perform better than teams Condensation leaks can wreak havoc in your ceilings, on the carpet, and really make a mess while frustrating that don’t. Whether it is a refresher class for an experienced technician, trouble-shooting, or an introduction a resident. Cleaning out drain pans and adding something as simple as a Sludge preventing drain tablet for a new and upcoming technician, training always costs less than one resident with no A/C for a few days. can save a fortune in time and frustration and prevent you from making a return trip. If it is 80 degrees in a home the coldest the air coming out of the vents should be is 60-65 degrees.

Let’s face it the last thing a technician wants to do is make several trips to the same home for the same or similar problem. Keep in mind that condensation water is absolutely filthy and should be treated whenever it leaks. It has been known as a source to cause legionnaires disease so please be sure to disinfect any area that has come in contact with condensation. Many reports show that is carries more harmful bacteria than raw sewage.

Help reduce vacant electric Turn the vacant unit thermostat off or change the settings to 75-80. http://serviceteamtraining.com/how-to-reduce-and-prevent-ac-calls/

Mark is a leading resource in the field of service team development and br ings to you all of the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to promote personal and professional development. Through his exceptional leadership and industry-proven effectiveness Mark has become a highly sought after resource to train service departments and assist companies in creating a customized training program or university to achieve their goals. Through Mark’s upbeat and unique approach to delivering technical information each student is engaged and encouraged to learn how to work more effectively in the multi-housing and service industry.

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Products & Services Guide 7 Tulsa Apartment Association


PRODUCTS & SERVICES GUIDE Accounts Receivable Specialist M.A.R.S., Inc………...……………918-748-8444

Blinds Classic Blind Limited…………..….800-961-9867

Doorstep Trash Removal TrashPortation…………………….918-815-4705

Advertising Apartment Finder…...….…....…...918-639-0468 Apartment Guide……….…..…..…918-307-8972 Apartments.com……….…....…….918-488-1967 ForRent.com……………………....747-351-7349 Hawkins Digital Media…..…......…918-770-7780

Cabinets Silex Interiors.…………………......918-836-5454

Employee Benefits ADP TotalSource………………...918-810-8120

Cable & Phone Services Cox Communications.…………....918-286-4568 Carpet & Floor Covering Sales/Installation C&B Carpets & Services………...918-250-3000 Rasa Floors……………………..…918-622-6666 Sherwin-Williams……….…...…....918-439-1247 Tuff Flooring……………...………..918-610-8833 Vanco Flooring……………....…....918-270-9903

Employee Training Shoppers, Inc……………………..918-251-0154

Advertising Specialties/ Promotional Items Apartment Finder…………..……..918-639-0468 Arcadia Printing………………...…918-622-1875 20/20 Sign Design………..………918-827-7522

Fire & Water Restoration Accent Carpet Cleaning & Rest…..918-286-8510 Blackmon Mooring………………….918-606-8459 ESPO Fire & Water Rest...............918-664-3373 Mayfield Enterprises...………....…..918-853-5000 Reset Restoration…………………..918-260-4708 SERVPRO of South Tulsa……….918-437-2095 TRC Disaster Solutions..…….........918-585-1990

Air Conditioning/ Heating Supplies HD Supply……..…...................….800-431-3000 Maintenance Supply HQ…………918-407-2078 Palmer Supply…...………………..918-622-4631 Wilmar…………………………......918-304-0629

Carpet Cleaning/Restoration Accent Carpet Cleaning & Rest...918-286-8510 SERVPRO of South Tulsa……….918-437-2095

Air Duct Cleaning Accent Carpet Cleaning & Rest...918-286-8510 Barbee’s Heat & Air……......…….918-341-4983

Cleaning Services 4 Seasons Cleaning………...……918-282-2580 Jani-King of Tulsa ……...………..918-627-4475

Alarm Systems Techsico Enterprise Solutions…..918-585-2347

Collection Services M.A.R.S., Inc………………..….....918-748-8444

Gate & Fence Repair Norman Construction……….……918-447-3047

Apartment Marketing Apartment Finder…………..…..…918-639-0468 Apartment Guide………….…....…918-307-8972 Apartments.com………….….……918-488-1967 Apt Search by CORT……..………918-663-7290 ForRent.com……………………....747-351-7349

Communications Cox Communications………….....918-286-4568

General Contractor Decor Construction…….………...918-382-7663 MP Hall Construction………….…918-607-3072

Appliance Sales/Parts Appliance Warehouse…….……...800-693-4343 Ferguson Enterprises………….....918-628-1500 Maintenance Supply HQ…………918-407-2078 Metro Appliances & More………..918-622-7692 Asphalt Paving Rainproof Roofing....……….….....918-439-1942 Attorneys Mark Dixon……………………..….918-582-3191 Audio/Visual Services Hawkins Digital Media……………918-770-7780 Auto Insurance Novara Insurance Agency…..…...918-810-8200 Bathtub & Countertop Restoration Surface Restoration………….…...866-522-1908 Bed Bug Removal/Treatment Arrow Exterminators……………...918-258-9669 Complete Pest Control…………...918-585-8816 Rove Pest Control………………...918-855-9268 West Termite & Pest Mgmt……...918-446-0474 Biohazard/Crime Cleanup Apex BioClean……………….……918-232-5721 Baytek Solutions of OK…………..918-497-9673 SERVPRO of South Tulsa……….918-437-2095 8 Tulsa Apartment Association

Chiropractic Clinic Health Source of Tulsa……….….918-398-4273

Concrete/Paving Empire Ranch Construction……..918-519-2184 PGMC………………………...……918-948-0849 Norman Construction……….……918-447-3047 Construction/Rehab Above It All Roofing & Const …...918-398-6595 Blackmon Mooring………….…….918-606-8459 Mayfield Enterprises………..….…918-451-1425 MP Hall Construction……….….…918-607-3072 Norman Construction……….……918-447-3047 Corporate Housing National Corporate Housing…..…918-742-3500 Courtesy Patrol Services Signal 88 Security………..….……918-289-6835 Countertops Silex Interiors.…………………......918-836-5454 Credit Check & Reporting AAA Screening…………………...913-558-1887 AmRent………….……….………..405-694-0994 CoreLogic SafeRent...……….…..972-612-2420

Foundation Repair Church Services………………….281-497-8602 Furnished Housing National Corporate Housing……..918-742-3500 Furniture Rental & Sales CORT……….………………..……918-663-7290

General Maintenance MP Hall Construction…………..…918-607-3072 Golf Carts The Buggy Station…………..…...918-521-4001 Graphic Design 20/20 Sign Design……………..…918-827-7522 Guttering Rainproof Roofing..…...……….....918-439-1942 Health & Wellness HealthSource of Tulsa…………...918-398-4273 Heat & AC Distributor Atkinson Supply…………..………918-663-2165 Palmer Supply…………...…….....918-622-4631 Heat & AC Installation Barbee’s Heat & Air………………918-341-4983 Heat & AC Service Barbee’s Heat & Air………………918-341-4983

Criminal Background Checks AAA Screening…….……………...913-558-1887 AmRent…………….…..…...……..405-694-0994 Disaster Restoration Above It All Roofing & Const …...918-398-6595 Blackmon Mooring………….…….918-606-8459 ESPO Fire & Water Rest…….......918-664-3373 Reset Restoration…………….…..918-260-4708 TRC Disaster Solutions................918-585-1990

Holiday Lighting Roofscapes Exteriors…..………..918-364-7663

Drain Cleaning Williams Plumbing & Drain……….918-794-5555

Internet Listing Services Apartment Guide………...……..…918-307-8972

Human Resource Management ADP TotalSource………………...918-810-8120 Insurance CFR, Inc…..…………….……...….918-747-8631 JMR/PFP Insurance……………...479-785-2912 Novara Insurance Agency…..…...918-810-8200


Internet Listing Services Cont’d Apartments.com…………..…….…918-488-1967 CORT.com………………...…….…918-663-7290 ForRent.com…………………….....747-351-7349 Internet Service Provider Cox Communications…………..…918-286-4568 Janitorial Services 4 Seasons Cleaning…….……...…918-282-2580 Jani-King of Tulsa …….………..…918-627-4475 Laundry Equipment Appliance Warehouse……….…....800-693-4343 Coinmach………...…………….…..918-622-4600 Metro Appliances & More…….…..918-622-7692 Lawn & Landscape Service A Sharp Cut Lawn Services……...918-296-9273 Cannon Todd Enterprises…….…..918-810-9318 Lawns By Nature..………...…....…918-250-1090 Lawns of Tulsa…………………..…918-955-0961 PGMC…………………...……….…918-948-0849 Roark Landscaping…………….….918-294-3222 Triple C Services…….…………….918-629-0835 U.S. Lawns…………………..….….918-851-8285

Payroll Services ADP TotalSource………………...918-810-8120

Sales-Multifamily Specialist First Commercial Real Estate…...918-495-1551

Pest Control Arrow Exterminators……………...918-258-9669 Complete Pest Control….……..…918-585-8816 Rove Pest Control…………….…..918-855-9268 Triple C Services………………….918-629-0835 West Termite & Pest Mgmt……...918-446-0474

Security Signal 88 Security………..….……918-289-6835

Plumbing Williams Plumbing & Drain………918-794-5555

Siding Caliber Roofing…………………...918-289-5038 James Hardie Building Products..918-804-1621 Red River Roofing……………..…918-270-2888 Roofscapes Exteriors…...…….....918-364-7663

Plumbing Supplies Atkinson Supply…………...…...…918-663-2165 Empire Plumbing Supply………...918-492-0110 Ferguson Enterprises…….….…...918-628-1500 HD Supply……..…...................….800-431-3000 Palmer Supply……………...……..918-622-4631 Wilmar……………...……………...918-304-0629 Pool & Spa Repair American Leak Detection………..918-298-5325 Pre-Acquisition & Property Performance Analysis

Comm. Property Research Corp..918-481-8882

Leak Detection American Leak Detection………....918-298-5325

Pressure Washing Triple C Services………………….918-629-0835

Legal Services Mark Dixon….…….………........….918-582-3191

Printing Arcadia Printing………………..….918-622-1875

Lighting Sales Ferguson Enterprises…………...918-628-1500

Property Research Research America………...……..918-481-8882 Shoppers, Inc……………………..918-251-0154

Maintenance/Cleaning Supplies Atkinson Supply…………….....…..918-663-2165 HD Supply………………….….…...800-431-3000 Maintenance Supply HQ…….…....918-407-2078 Wilmar………………………….…...918-304-0629 Market Analysis Research America…………....…918-481-8882 Market Survey MarketSurveyTools.com….........…866-491-7500 Massage Therapy Health Source of Tulsa………..…..918-663-2165 Meth Lab Cleanup/Testing Apex BioClean………………….….918-232-5721 Baytek Solutions of OK…………...918-497-9673 PCC Cleaning & Restoration….….918-641-1111 Mobile App Development ReTenant………..……………..…..918-812-7901 Mystery (Secret) Shopper Shoppers, Inc…………………..…..918-251-0154 Paint Manufacturing & Supplies H-I-S Paint Manufacturing Co..…..800-553-2077 Kelly-Moore Paint…………….…...918-641-0649 Sherwin-Williams………….……....918-628-1234 Painting Contractors Caliber Roofing………………….....918-289-5038 H-I-S Paint Manufacturing Co…....800-553-2077 Kelly-Moore Paint………..………...918-641-0649 Mayfield Enterprises…..…...……...918-451-1425 Patio & Pool Furniture Leisure Creations……….…...…….866-765-6726 Texacraft Tropic Craft..…..….........800-313-5052

Recycling Service American Waste Control…………918-446-0023 Republic Services………...………918-828-6024 TrashPortation…………………….918-815-4705 Valet Waste………………………..817-798-2103 Renter’s Insurance Novara Insurance Agency…..…...918-810-8200

Slab Leaks American Leak Detection………..918-298-5325 Williams Plumbing & Drain………918-794-5555

Siding Materials - Wholesale ABC Supply Co…………………...918-627-9348 Signs Arcadia Printing…………....…..…918-622-1875 20/20 Sign Design……..…………918-827-7522 Snow Removal A Sharp Cut Lawn Services……..918-296-9273 Cannon Todd Enterprises………..918-810-9318 Empire Ranch Construction……..918-519-2184 Lawns By Nature..…………......…918-250-1090 Lawns of Tulsa……………………918-955-0961 PGMC…………………...…………918-948-0849 U.S. Lawns…………………….…..918-851-8285 Telephone Systems Techsico Enterprise Solutions…..918-585-2347 Temporary Housing National Corporate Housing…..…918-742-3500 Termite Inspections/Treatment Arrow Exterminators……………...918-258-9669 Complete Pest Control…………...918-585-8816 Rove Pest Control………………...918-855-9268 West Termite & Pest Mgmt……...918-446-0474

Resident Screening AAA Screening…………………...913-558-1887 AmRent …….……….…....……....405-694-0994 CoreLogic SafeRent…….………..972-612-2420

Tile C&B Carpets & Services……..….918-250-3000 Rasa Floors.……………………....918-622-6666 Sherwin-Williams…..……………..918-439-1247 Tuff Flooring……...……...………..918-610-8833 Vanco Flooring…………….….…..918-270-9903

Resurfacing & Repair Surface Restoration………….......866-522-1908

Towing Storey Wrecker……………......….918-585-5571

Retaining Walls PGMC……………………….…..…918-948-0849

Tree Service Lawns By Nature..……………..…918-250-1090

Roof Inspections Decor Construction…….………...918-382-7663 Perfection Roofing………………..918-665-6747 Rainproof Roofing………....……..918-439-1942

Video Production Services Hawkins Digital Media…………....918-770-7780

Roof Installation & Repair Above It All Roofing & Const …...918-398-6595 Caliber Roofing…………………...918-289-5038 CPR of Tulsa……………………...918-369-6245 Decor Construction…….………...918-382-7663 Perfection Roofing………………..918-665-6747 Rainproof Roofing………....……..918-439-1942 Red River Roofing………..…....…918-270-2888 Roofscapes Exteriors…..…….…..918-364-7663 Saratoga Roofing…………….......918-995-7258

Waste Service American Waste Control…………918-446-0023 Republic Services………...………918-828-6024 TrashPortation…………….………918-815-4705 Valet Waste………………………..817-798-2103 Water Extraction ESPO Fire & Water Rest.............918-664-3373 Reset Restoration…………….…..918-260-4708 TRC Disaster Solutions……….....918-585-1990 Windows - Wholesale ABC Supply Co…………………...918-627-9348

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5810 E. Skelly Dr., Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74135 918.748.8444 Phone 918.748.8492 Fax mars@marscollect.com www.marscollect.com

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Locate hidden leaks in water, drain & sewer pipes under slab floors, underground, asphalt & behind walls Locate hidden leaks in pools, spas & fountains Hydrostatic test drain pipes/pressure test potable water pipes Locate structural leaks in buildings using thermal imaging instruments Video inspections/line locating Trenchless and conventional replacement of sewer and drain pipes Complete plumbing service and pool repair

FOR SERVICE CALL 918-298-5325 OR 888-571-5325(LEAK)

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Take your career to the next level without leaving home.

If you are a busy professional who may not have the time or ability to travel to your training, CAM Online may meet your needs! CAM Online offers a self-paced program that allows for your busy schedule.

www.naahq.org/education

Meet Your TAA 2013 Ambassadors Eddie Johnson

Mindy Drennan

20/20 Sign Design

American Residential Group

Q. How many years have you been in the apartment industry and what do you love most about it? A. 20 yrs., everyday is different

Q. How many years have you been in the apartment industry and what do you love most about it? A. 7 years, providing customer service

Q. What is your favorite TAA event? A. The Zenith A wards are a lot of fun Q. What was your favorite childhood toy? A. I grew up in the 70s so it was all about Hot W heels/Star W ars Q. If you could visit any where in the world, where would you go and why? A. New Zealand, the place just looks epic! Q. What super power would you most like to have? A. Time travel Q. What is your favorite movie? A. The Blues Brothers (isn’t it everyone’s favorite?) Q. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? A. Rocky Road Q. What is your favorite color? A. Yellow Q. Do you have a nickname? What is it? A. Not any I would like to share

Q. What is your favorite TAA event? A. Dressing up and going to Zenith! Q. What was your favorite childhood toy? A. Barbie house, Barbie car and Barbie dolls Q. If you could visit any where in the world, where would you go and why? A. New Y ork City to see the 9/11 Memorial Q. What super power would you most like to have? A. To make wishes come true Q. What is your favorite movie? A. A ll of the Fast & Furious movies Q. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? A. Butter pecan Q. What was your first job? A. Ice Cream Churn Q. What is your nickname? A. My co-workers call me Mindizzle

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FREE THING S TO DO IN OKLA HO MA THIS S UMMER BY NATASHA BALL

Summer in Oklahoma isn’t for the faint of heart. Between the heat, the never-ending hours of sunshine, and the kids climbing the walls at home, it’s easy to start filling your calendar with trips to the nearest lake and evenings alone with your air conditioner. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But between road trip ideas, activities the kids will love, and opportunities for some adults-only fun, there’s just too much to do in Oklahoma this summer to fall into an entertainment rut. Whether it’s Bigfoot, dinosaurs, the stars, or even just some popcorn and a good movie that you seek, you’ll find the trail that leads to the best 75 things to do in Oklahoma this summer right here, fresh from This Land Events editor Natasha Ball.

1 5.2 million kids can’t be wrong. Like them, you can get bowled over—for free—at Andy B’s. Register at kidsbowlfree.com for two free games of bowling every day all summer long, a value of over $500 per child.

2 Indulge in a range of silver-screen classics, from King of Comedy to Clueless, shown free as part of the Movie in the Park series at Guthrie Green.

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Meet some 500-year-old trees on a hike at the Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve, a section of the cross timbers open west of Sand Springs on the second Saturday of each month.

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Tell some stories and hear some new ones in return at the open-mic night at Gypsy Coffeehouse and Cyber Café Listen to Tulsa’s Starlight Band as they play out the stars. in downtown Tulsa, probably the state’s longest-running All of the Concerts on the River are free to attend, with a weekly open-mic event. new theme for each: the Greatest Hits of the Big-Band Era, Americana Night, A West Coast Jazz Evening, and more. Visit the grave of Bob Wills, the king of Western Swing, Starting Tuesday nights, 8 p.m., June 11. the man credited for putting Tulsa’s Cain’s Ballroom on the map. Find it in Memorial Cemetery Park. Scope out the various foo-foo pups and designer lawn blankets at the Summer’s Fifth Night free concerts series in Take a long lunch and hike the Turkey Mountain Urban Tulsa’s Utica Square. Featuring on stage every Thursday Wilderness Area, where the trailhead is just seven miles night are local mainstays from Mid-Life Crisis to Grady from downtown Tulsa. Nichols.

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Trade the tennis courts and the running trail for The Gardens at LaFortune Park in Tulsa, the venue for the free First Friday Concerts. May through September, 7-9 p.m.

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Tulsa is cut through with bike trails, and not a one of them is a toll road. Get a map of Tulsa trails. No wheels? Bikes rent free as part of the RiverParks Trails system.

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13 Sing the National Anthem before the first post time at the horse races at Fair Meadows in Tulsa. Your back-up singer will be Whitney Houston, whose cassette-tape recording crackles from the loud speakers just as the sun begins to set. Make Oklahoma better.

14 Make sure the acoustics of the Center of the Universe, in downtown Tulsa just north of the BOK Tower, are in good working order. Be sure to visit the Artificial Cloud, too.

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FIRST! Film Festival, held at Circle Cinema in conjunction with the Kendall Whittier Library Summer Reading Program. Parking is scarce in the Brady Arts District on the first Friday night of the month—that’s because the monthly First Show dates are July 10, 17, 24, and 31 and 3 p.m. Friday Art Crawl event blows open the doors of every View 60 more free things to do in Oklahoma at ThisLandPress.com museum, art gallery, and music venue in the district—but why would you care? You’ve got your sneaks. http://thislandpress.com/05/30/2013/75-free-things-to-do-in-oklahoma-this-summer/

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