Center Polo Classic

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The inaugural Center Polo Classic will be a fun-filled afternoon of polo with fast-paced action, champagne, divot stomping and side-line socializing. Arrowhead Polo Club of Tulsa will be playing a 4 period game demonstrating the skill of a rider and power of the horse. During half-time there will be an exciting game for those who purchase the chance to play and everyone will partake in the traditional divot stomping. The afternoon will prove to be entertaining with vocal performances and demonstration all outside in the sun for Tulsa’s of all ages to enjoy. Come help us bring polo back as the Sport of Kings while also supporting The Center and the members that need and love it.

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Off the Floor: Creations in Studio K

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Tulsa Ballet’s new works series returns with three fascinating world premieres by three exciting choreographers – Matthew Neenan, Nicolo Fonte and Tulsa Ballet’s own resident choreographer, Ma Cong!

Location:  Tulsa Ballet Studio K
Dates:  May 3-12, 2013

GUEST COMPANIES TO PERFORM. In an exciting partnership, for the 2nd year, Tulsa Ballet welcomes local guest dance companies to perform as openers at select performances. NOTE: Guest performances will begin 30 minutes prior to the main performance show time. Please plan to arrive early, as theater doors will close promptly, and will not re-open until 15 minutes prior to curtain.

SCHEDULE:
May 9 – Jennifer Mellor Dance Project
May 10 – Portico Dans Theatre
May 11, matinee – Living Water
May 11, evening – Bell House Arts
May 12 – Tulsa Modern Movement

More information is available at www.tulsaballet.org

2013 Aviator Ball

TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM PROUDLY PRESENTS WELCOME HOME FROM…VIETNAM!

Join TASM as it celebrates our Vietnam Veterans after 50 years and honor all Veterans for their service to Freedom.

The welcome home party will be held on April 27, 2013, from 6-10pm, at American Airlines Hangar 80 on Tulsa International Airport.

Guests will enjoy appetizers and drinks on the ramp as the ever-popular vintage aircraft roar overhead.  The flyover will include Vietnam era as well as World War II aircraft.  The grand finale of the flying portion will feature a spectacular parachute jump of skydivers sailing through the air and landing adjacent to the ramp!

The celebration will continue inside Hangar 80 with complimentary beer and wine, cash bar for mixed drinks, dinner and desserts.

Unforgettable music from the Vietnam era is sure to get guests on their feet to dance the night away.

A program recognizing our Veterans will be followed by our rousing live auction that includes flights on unique aircraft.

Individual tickets: $125 per person, TASM members: $100 per person

Proceeds from this annual event will provide scholarships to TASM educational programs, camps, classes, school group tours and outreach.

For tickets, sponsorship information, or to book your table now, contact Diana Edens at 918.834.9900 x115.

Winning Women: 40 Years of Newsmakers

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The Tulsa Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications is hosting the 40th Annual Newsmakers Luncheon: “Winning Women: 40 Years of Newsmakers” on Tuesdsay, May 8, at 11 a.m.

Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E. 61st Street

Honoring 2013 Newsmakers:

  • Shirley Elliott, program director, Tulsa PAC Trust and Guthrie Green
  • Nancy McDonald, educator, consultant, community volunteer
  • Barbara Santee, feminist and advocate for reproductive rights

Saidie Lifetime Acheivement Award:

  • Lee Clark Johns, president of Strategic Communication Inc.

Tickets and sponsorships are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.awctulsa.org or by calling Nancy Bizjack at 918.596.2366 or Betty Casey at 918.582.8504. To sponsor a table, please call Bernie Dornblaser at 918.664.9000, ext. 242. For more information about the Tulsa chapter of AWC, please visit www.awctulsa.org.

Proceeds benefit the AWC scholarship program for aspiring communicators and other philanthropic projects.

Eastern Oklahoma State Spelling Bee

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The Eastern Oklahoma State Spelling Bee is Friday Night, March 29 at the Muskogee Civic Center. It begins at 6:00 P.M.

The EOSC Mission Statement: Our mission is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will assist them all their lives.

The following counties participate in the Eastern Oklahoma State Spelling Bee:

  • Adair
  • Cherokee
  • Craig
  • Creek
  • Delaware
  • Haskell
  • Le Flore
  • Mayes
  • McIntosh
  • Muskogee
  • Nowata
  • Okmulgee
  • Osage
  • Ottawa
  • Pawnee
  • Pittsburg
  • Rogers
  • Sequoyah
  • Wagoner
  • Washington

For more information, visit http://www.eokssbee.org

Gold Medal Night for Aim High Academy

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Aim High Academy’s  Gold Medal Night is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013.

Wyndham Hotel
10918 E 41st Street
Tulsa, OK

Reception with Hor devours and Live music  at 5:30 pm
Dinner and Program begins at 6:00

Dinner provided by some of Tulsa’s Best Restaurants
Live and Silent Auctions
PLUS: Special Performances from Aim High Academy

Please RSVP by April 5, 2013
918.296.4668

Gold Medal Sponsor – $2,500
Recognition on Aim High Gold Medal Night Website
Recognition from the podium at “Gold Medal Night”
1 table of 10 with premiere, front-row seating at “Gold Medal Night”
Sign on table at “Gold Medal Night”
Recognition in event program
Special signage at “Gold Medal Night”

Silver Medal Sponsor – $1,000
Recognition from the podium at “Gold Medal Night”
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Sign on table at “Gold Medal Night”
Recognition in event program

Bronze Medal Sponsor – $500
Seating for 5 at “Gold Medal Night”
Sign on table at “Gold Medal Night”
Recognition in event program

***Register for Express Check-In/Check-Out for expedited service***

Aim High Academy combines FLIPPING & FAITH to help build bright FUTURES in urban children and youth from the North Tulsa community.

Business Casual Attire is requested

LOOK Musical Theatre

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LOOK Musical Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 by John and Jane Carmichael Everitt. The mission of The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tulsa d/b/a LOOK Musical Theatre is to preserve and promote the musical theatre style genre, to the end that current and future audiences, performers, and production members gain an enhanced understanding of the role of musical theatre within a variety of cultural contexts.

The LOOK Festival is made up of vibrant, professional performances created originally for Tulsa.  The shows run as a part of SummerStage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. LOOK employs local and national talent for the summer LOOK Festival held at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center during June and July.

LOOK is governed by an elected Board of Directors and managed by Artistic Director, Eric Gibson. LOOK is a member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.

In 1997, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Tulsa inaugurated Light Opera Oklahoma (LOOK), in association with The University of Tulsa, to present professional performances in repertory fashion. Produced by professional artistic, technical, and marketing personnel, LOOK employs over 90 professional and apprentice performers and technicians annually.

LOOK’s 25-piece orchestral forces are drawn from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. LOOK often recruits dancers from the Tulsa Ballet and features a children’s chorus. The 2011 production of EVITA featured a cast of 20 talented children from Tulsa area schools.

Productions take place in the Williams and Norman Theatres of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in downtown Tulsa. Cabaret performances take place at the Norman Theatre of the PAC during the summer. An annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret is held at Harwelden Mansion each year, offering delicious food and wine with live entertainment by favorite LOOK artists.

Visit www.looktheatre.org for more information about the 2013 season.

Wine. Women. Shoes.

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YWCA Tulsa is celebrating 99 years of advocating for wellness, wealth, and education!

Wine. Women. Shoes. Three little words that elicit another three words “Count me in!” In its 7th year of hosting Wine, Women & Shoes, Tulsans are more excited than ever for what has become one of the most anticipated weekends on the social calendar. The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Tulsa Convention Center.

Friday, March 1st at 6:30pm will feature a patron-only fashion and wine event for women and men! Vintners from around the country pour their best wines while patrons sample exquisite hors d’oeuvres. The evening culminates with a gourmet dinner, wine service and live auction. The event is exclusively for donors of $1,500 or more. 60s chic cocktail attire + your sassiest shoes (you too, men!). A lucky man and lucky lady will win “Best in Shoe.” Julie Chin will join as the MC, and Auctioneer Karen Sorbo will auction off fabulous vacations, dinners, wine, and fashions. Valet parking available.

Vintners include: California – B.R. Cohn, Ca’ Momi, The Divining Rod, Ferrari Carano, Hahn, Justin, Miner Family Vineyards, Odisea Wine Company, Opolo Vineyards, Peju Family Estate Wines, Tess Wines, Oklahoma – Girouard Vines, Summerside Vineyards, Oregon – King Estate, Washington – Charles Smith, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Secco Itallian Bubbles.

The Signature Event follows on Saturday, March 2nd from 11:00am – 3:00pm where women of all ages gather for a fabulously fun day of shopping, wine tasting, lunch, and a fashion show highlighting Tulsa’s most empowered women. Niche national retailers offer Tulsa women the chance to buy luxury and privately marketed items unavailable in local shops. 60s chic luncheon attire + your sassiest shoes. Get a group of 4-8 ladies together for a “Girlfriend Package” that includes a limo ride and mimosas! Buy a “Key to the Closet” raffle ticket for your chance to win more than $10,000 in fabulous itmes that are donated by area retailers. Back by popular demand, Sharon King Davis will MC the event.

Current retailers include: Artemis Boots, Black Optical, Blackstone Shoes, Bonfaire, Cosmodora Jewelry, Fleet Feet, J. Cole Shoes, Jenna Doughton, Lisa Mackey Jewelry, Moxie Shoes, Nihsima Jewelry, Paolo Shoes, Posh, Saks Fifth Avenue, Shoe Gypsy, and Via Vandi.

Julie and John Nickel are serving as this year’s Honorary Chairs.

YWCA Tulsa
1503 S. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
T: 918-587-2100
F: 918-588-9394
W: www.ywcatulsa.org
T: @ywcatulsa

Power Heels fundrasing committee members include: Susan Cravens, Beth Downing, Ann Farrow, Heidi Hartman, Amy Henry, Barb Hess, Carmella Hill, Kate Hoback, Beth Horton, Paula Huck, Lynn Jones, Angela Kouplen, Marlene Livaudais, Chrissy Montgomery Taylor, Jane Mudgett, and Lucinda Rojas Ross.

The event planning committee includes: Melissa Baker, Kimberly Buckner, Andra Garner, Taylor Hull, Andrea Keiholz, Cat Lenhart, Denise Marshall, Meredith McDaris, Janet McGehee, Cindy Marshall, Marylee Robinson, Lindsey Rogers, Amy Sanders, Shannon Schroeder, Mana Tahaie, Dustin Thames, and Georgenia Van Tuyl.

Many corporations and individuals have already shown their support for Wine, Women & Shoes with early sponsorships. Diamond Stilettos Sponsors include: Bama Companies, Mary K. Chapman Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, and Janet McGehee. Platinum Pumps Sponsors include: Julie & John Nickel. Gold Heels Sponsors Include: Bryan Close. Silver Slippers Sponsors include: Bank of Oklahoma, Billie & Howard Barnett, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Compression Solutions, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Kristie & John Gibson, Darcey & Joe Moran, Sandra & David Pease, Sisk Charitable Trust, Stevens Foundation, Kate Thomas, Tulsa Shock, WPX Energy, and Williams Companies, Inc. Pewter Slingbacks Sponsors include: Sharon King Davis, Paula Bryant-Ellis & Wendall Ellis, GableGotwals, Hardesty Foundation, Indian Healthcare Resource Center, Plan Benefit Analysts, Senior Star Living, and Charles & Peggy Stephenson. Cooper Flats Sponsors Include: Susie Collins, Felicia & Peter Correia, Susan & John Cravens, Fabricut, Barbara Hess, High Tech Resources, Lynn Jones, Nancy & Peter Meinig, Sandra & Robert Norman, Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, Jennifer & Tom Palmer, Tri-Arch, and University of Tulsa. Media Sponsors include: FOX23, La Semana, Mix96, Lamar, and Tulsa People.

Sponsorships start at $1,500, individual tickets for the Signature Luncheon are $100, and there are a variety of ways to get involved. So, slip into your favorite shoes and make your reservation today! Visit www.wwstulsa.org or call us today at
918-587-2100.

For 99 years, YWCA Tulsa has worked to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by advocating for all Tulsans to succeed through wellness, wealth, and education. Over 20,000 people of all ages are served each year through health and wellness programs, immigrant and refugee services, women’s empowerment, and racial justice initiatives.

Vintage O-State: Loyal & True

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Join the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association for their 13th Annual Vintage O-State: Loyal & True fundraising event and auction to benefit the scholarship fund for Tulsa-area students attending OSU!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Hard Rock Hotel. With floor-to-ceiling chevron glass, guests will enjoy 180-degree panoramic views of Tulsa’s beautiful countryside.

Guests can mingle with the evening’s alumni emcee Kristin Dickerson, evening co-anchor Channel 8; “Voice of the Cowboys” Dave Hunziker; OSU Women’s Golf Head Coach Alan Bratton; America’s Best Mascot Pistol Pete; and David Case, grandson of the original Pistol Pete – Frank Eaton. The evening will include live entertainment as well as a silent and live auctions to support OSU students.

Alumnus Tyler Ambrose will serve as the evening’s auctioneer for live auction items including:

 Four tickets in the Flintco Suite to see Fleetwood Mac in Tulsa on May 1, 2013 

 The Primeaux Kia Suite for up to 20 people to watch a Driller’s Baseball game

 Tickets to the OSU Wine Forum on April 12-13, 2013

 A week-long stay in a beautiful 6-bed/6-bath home in Crested Butte
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 16 weeks of advertising on a Tulsa-area Lamar digital billboard
 

Individual tickets are $80 per person and includes a commemorative photo, two complimentary big pour drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Requested dress is Orange Tie and business attire.

Sponsorships are also available at the $250, $500, $1,500, $2,500 and $5,000 levels. Alumni and friends who cannot attend may also make a donation to the Tulsa Chapter scholarship fund.

In the last five years the Tulsa Chapter’s Vintage O-State events have raised more than $150,000 in scholarships funds that has been awarded to more than 100 students attending OSU.

For guests interested in staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, mention code OSU021613 to receive a special OSU alumni rate when making your reservation. Discounted reservations are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis.

Event tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online using the button below. You can also mail your payment to: Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter, OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106.

More information is posted at  http://orangeconnection.org/s/860/index-blue-social.aspx?sid=860&gid=1&pgid=252&cid=8091&ecid=8091&ciid=1839..

Tulsa Indian Art Festival

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On March 20, 1987, the first Tulsa Indian Art Festival (TIAF) was held in the Pavilion at Expo Square at the Tulsa fairgrounds. Ben Adair Shoemaker had donated a painting to the American Indian Theatre Company of Oklahoma, so Ben’s painting, “Mother’s Dreamer” was the featured artwork. Approximately 40 artists exhibited and about 100 dancers participated in the Pow Wow. Attendance exceeded all expectations. It was a magical event and after 27 years, people still comment on that “magic.”

Throughout its 27-year history, the Festival has survived snow storms, tornado sirens, electrical failure, lack of funding and numerous moves. Two of the founders have remained active. The Tulsa community has become more involved. Many American Indian students have been recipients of the TIAF scholarship program and Tulsa has become known as a destination for American Indian art.

The 27th Tulsa Indian Art Festival will be held at Glenpool Conference Center at Hwy. 75 and 121st Street, in south Tulsa County.

For more information visit www.tulsaindianartfestival.com