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

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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Walk a mile in her shoes is April 27th!

To bring awareness to domestic and sexual abuse, Safenet Services will kick off National Crime Victims Rights Week (4.20th-27th) with the 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. The walk begins at Claremore’s NeMar Center at 9am (pre-registration at 8:30am). There is also a Pryor walk at 2pm.


 

 

 

 

Visit SafeNetServices.org for complete details and online registration. The walk fee is $15.  Bring along your best friend, AKA puppy dog, for an additional $10 donation. Information is also available by calling 918.341.1424. Register before 4.19th to receive a walk T-shirt!   Sponsorships area available beginning at $100.

 

Click here to download the registration form.

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.

Sip for Sight 2012

Sip for Sight is Prevent Blindness Oklahoma’s annual Grand Wine Tasting Gala, to be held on the 3rd of March, 2012, preceded by the Sip for Sight Patron Dinner on Friday, the 2nd of March. The patron dinner will be held at an exclusive private residence or historic Tulsa home. Sip for Sight sponsors will enjoy a special wine tasting and multi-course meal prepared by a local celebrated chef.

Sip for Sight Grand Wine Tasting Gala will be held in the Main Hall at OSU-Tulsa, downtown! The 6th year of this partnership promises to bring exciting additions and changes to the event that you won’t want to miss! Sip for Sight is one of Tulsa’s favorite wine events where over 500 patrons from Tulsa and surrounding communities gather to enjoy tasting over 70 wines ales, and sample cuisine from Tulsa’s finest restaurants. Plus, our exciting silent auction is an entertaining crowd-pleaser every year! Your participation will help support our mission to Preserve Sight and Prevent Blindness in Oklahoma!

For sponsorship and event ticket information please call, (918) 496-3484.

Prevent Blindness Oklahoma (PBO) is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to saving the precious gift of sight. Vision problems can hinder Oklahoma’s children in many ways. Identifying and helping to correct vision problems in our youth ensures that the children of Oklahoma enjoy life and enter the learning environment with every advantage possible.

Proceeds from Sip for Sight help to provide free vision screening to thousands of Oklahoma children every year! During the 2010–2011 school year, PBO’s cornerstone project, the Children’s Vision Screening program, provided free vision screenings for 278,698 of Oklahoma’s children and referred over 30,000 to eye care professionals for further care! These numbers represent an increase of over 20,000 screenings from the previous year. Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and receives no state, federal, or United Way funding. PBO relies on donations from individual donors, corporations and foundations to help support our programs and services. In the coming years, the number of people affected by the eye problems that are the leading causes of blindness will double. By the year 2030, twice as many people will be blind as are today. Most eye problems can be corrected if they are detected and treated early. Some problems, if left untreated even for a short period can result in permanent vision loss. PBO is committed to providing help and hope to all Oklahomans as they strive to maintain healthy vision for a lifetime. Thank you for your support! Did you know? Many children do not realize that they have vision problems. One in four school age children has a vision problem. 70% of all juvenile delinquents have an undiagnosed vision problem. One in twenty preschool age children has a vision problem. Eye disorders, if left undiscovered and untreated, can negatively affect a child’s personality, learning ability and overall adjustment. 60% of children never receive a screening. Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States. Blindness is the most feared disability: however, nearly one-half of these incidences could have been prevented. Now more than ever we need your help! Sip for Sight proceeds benefit Oklahoma’s children through on-going free vision screenings for sight-crippling afflictions. Your generous sponsorship of Sip for Sight will continue to help provide screenings for Oklahoma’s children.

Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
2506-B East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone: 918. 496.3484 • Fax: 918.496.0469
Email: melanie-pbo@coxinet.net

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..

Love Letters from Tesla

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Chamber Music Tulsa is delighted to host the Tesla Quartet and composer Carter Pann in a week-long residency we’re calling Love Letters from Tesla.

Throughout their time in Tulsa, Mr. Pann and the Quartet will present  a variety of educational programs and performances for the enjoyment of the public.

The Tesla Quartet’s appearance is generously underwritten by the Albert and Hete Barthelmes Foundation and Burt B. Holmes. Carter Pann’s appearance is funded in part though New Music Usa’s MetLife Creative Connections program.

More information is posted here:  http://www.chambermusictulsa.org/education-outreach/love-letters-from-tesla-february-12th-17th/

 

Send Your Love to a Cause

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Jackie Cooper Imports and Nissan is teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue to “Send Your Love to a Cause.”

This February, Saks Fifth Avenue will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to charity with an initiative called Saks Loves Your Cause. The donations will benefit The American Red Cross and select local organizations, keeping support within each Saks Fifth Avenue store’s immediate community.

“After Saks Fifth Avenue’s successful charity initiative in 2012, we’re excited to be able to continue with the February promotion for the second year. We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and again look forward to giving back locally with this exciting national program,” Steve Sadove, Chairman and CEO, Saks Incorporated, said.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Saks for the Saks Loves Your Cause campaign, and grateful for their support of Red Cross work in communities across America.” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross. “Because of the generosity of Saks and their customers, the Red Cross is able to be there when people need our help.”

Customers may select between the local chapter of The American Red Cross and two other designated local charities for their 5% contribution. Registration is one simple step at point of sale linking the customer account with their chosen charity.

Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa has partnered with the following charities from February 1 to 28, 2013:

American Red Cross, Tulsa Regional Chapter

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.okredcross.org.

Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma & Arkansas Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Locally, they provide nationally recognized education and support programs and services – completely free of charge – to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. They offer caregiver education, diversity outreach, education conferences and respite care, as well as individual and group counseling. Headquartered in Tulsa, the Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter serves a two-state area with a population of 6.5 million. The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.memorygala.org for more information.

Little Light House

The Little Light House’s mission is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and their communities. The LLH is a tuition-free preschool for children with special needs ages 0-6 years old. The LLH offers a year round program providing highly individualized educational and therapeutic services which include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, assistive technology, low vision therapy, nursing, and special education. The LLH is completely funded by private donations; it does not receive any funding from the government or United Way.

Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa will kick off Saks Loves Your Cause on Saturday, February 2 with some fun in-store activities. Representatives from each organization will be at the Utica Square store from 1 to 4 pm with information on how American Red Cross, The Little Light House and Alzheimer’s Association serve the Tulsa community. Shoppers can enjoy sweet treats and gourmet light bites, enter to win door prizes and get their picture taken at the Saks Loves Your Cause red carpet photo area. “In February 2012, through this same program, we were thrilled to donate $14,872 to the Tulsa community. We hope to top that amount this year,” says Keith Sturtevant, General Manager. “We invite all of Tulsa to come shop with us during the month of February. Whether it’s a new shade of lipstick, a spring gala dress or a new tie, every purchase will help raise money for these important organizations.”

Saks.com will also be supporting the program, with 5% of online purchases made using a registered Saks card to benefit The Red Cross. Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth will be asking customers their charity preference at point of purchase.

 

Porsche Club Toys for Tots Event

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Fill your car with bunches of toys,
So we can spread bunches of Joy!
Be sure to leave the gifts unwrapped,
And wear something warm so your cheeks don’t get chapped.

We will take a 44 mile drive,
At Jackie Cooper Imports is where we will arrive.
The Marines will be there to gather the gifts.
Hopefully we make a pile as big as a snowdrift!

Hot drinks and snacks will be served,
By this point they will be much deserved.
So, stick around for a while,
Talk to your friends and admire our big toy pile.

If you stay long enough, you might learn a lesson.
Someoe will be there to give an informative tech session.
Join the fun and spread some Holiday cheer,
And maybe Santa will show up with his eight little reindeer!

When – Saturday, December 15th
Gather – 9:11am @ Church at Battle Creek (north of BA Expressway on 145th Street)

The public is welcome!  Bring an unwrapped toy, put it in your favorite car, and we’ll take it to Jackie Cooper Imports for you!

Cars will depart at 10am.