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Weekly Walk-Ups @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weekly Walkups

  • June 25 – August 10, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child

Explore the Children’s Garden and the wonderful world of plants with fun activities. Groups of 10 or more please contact Lily Christman, at (405) 445-5162, for more information about group activities.

Make-it Mondays:  Each Monday children will “make and take” something home using a variety of natural and craft materials. They’ll make a summer-full of fun garden crafts such as wind chimes, chia heads, and seed bombs.

Tasty Tuesdays:  Don’t miss this fun morning where you’ll get to play with food! Combine different shaped fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs to create edible animals like cucumber bumble bees and cauliflower sheep! This activity is a great way to turn a “yuck” into a “yum” and to learn about these foods and where they come from.

Reading Wednesdays:  It’s that time of year when Reading Wednesdays moves back out into the garden!  We’ll be reading nature-inspired books that connect children with what is growing and changing in the garden each week. After the reading, the kids will make a craft.

“Think Green” Thursdays:  This day of the week is devoted to fun crafts that focus on the 3 R’s of environmental kindness:  reduce, reuse, and recycle. The group will upcycle unused or discarded items to make something new and cool like transforming a plastic bottle into a bird feeder.

Find-it Fridays:  This is a self-guided scavenger hunt, leading kids on a discovery of nature in the Children’s Garden with all its shapes, textures, and beautiful colors. Use exploring tools like magnifying lenses and binoculars, as you wind your way through the garden!

Aug
11
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Sprouting Chefs: Salsa Garden @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sprouting Chefs: Salsa Garden

  • Saturday, August 11, 2-3:30pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $12; Nonmember $14
  • Donna Jung, FCS Extension Educator with Canadian County
  • For families, preferably kids ages 8 and up
  • Register by Tuesday, August 7 HERE

In this hands-on kid’s cooking program, families will learn how easy it is to make homemade salsa right out of the garden. We’ll go over the fresh ingredients needed to make a basic tomato salsa and a unique watermelon salsa, then discuss knife skills and get to cooking! Everyone will get to taste and take home samples of each salsa creation.

Aug
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Twilight Concerts on the Great Lawn @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SUNDAY TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES

The Arts Council of OKC’s 2018 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by the Chickasaw Nation, will take place at Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City encourages attendees to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics; however pets, smoking and glass containers are prohibited.

Aug
14
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Yoga Tuesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 14 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Giveaway Sponsor Athleta

  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Members: $5; Nonmember: $10
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Meet in the North Lobby for check-in—location varies, you must collect a wristband from the north lobby in order to participate

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Aug
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Cat Video Fest @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cat Video Festival

The annual Cat Video Festival, presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union and sponsored by Midtown Vets and Leadership Square EyeCare, is back at the Meowyriad Gardens by popular request. This will be the 5th year the Gardens has presented this event, which tours nationally to several US venues.  The raucous, 75-minute romp festival is taken from the best cat videos of the year along with some classics and unique submissions. It will take place on Caturday, August 18 on the Devon Lawn and Band Shell, starting at 7 p.m. with pre-event activities, film at 9 p.m.

Put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities complete with food trucks, drinks and more.

Activities include cat ear headband craft for a $2 suggested donation; Pop-in Painting in the Gardens from Wine and Palette ranging for $5 and $10; and face painting. Enjoy food vendors Yum Yum Bites, Cookin It Up, Kona Ice, dOugh MG, Double Shot Bar Services and Pitchfork in the Park. Visit booths by Central Humane Society, Earthwise Pets, A-1 Pet Emporium, Yarn and Whiskers and more to be announced. Enter your cat’s photo in the annual #CatVidFestOKC photo contest here.

Enter your cat’s photo in the #CatVidFestOKC photo contest here. Winners will win prizes from A1 Pet Emporium.

Vendors include:

Pop-in Painting in the Gardens

  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell—outdoors!
  • Saturday, August 18, 7-9pm
  • $5 for 4”x4” panel board
  • $10 for 5”x7” panel boards

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art—pop in painting CATS! Guests will be able to choose the cat they want to paint and will pay $5 for a 4”x4” canvas and 5”x7” for $10 canvas.

 

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Pop-in Painting in the Gardens at Cat Video Fest @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pop-in Painting in the Gardens

  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell—outdoors!
  • Saturday, August 18, 7-9pm
  • $5 for 4”x4” panel board
  • $10 for 5”x7” panel boards

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art—pop in painting CATS! Guests will be able to choose the cat they want to paint and will pay $5 for a 4”x4” canvas and 5”x7” for $10 canvas.

Aug
19
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Twilight Concerts on the Great Lawn @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

SUNDAY TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES

The Arts Council of OKC’s 2018 Sunday Twilight Concert Series, presented by the Chickasaw Nation, will take place at Myriad Gardens Great Lawn Stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. FREE. The Arts Council of Oklahoma City encourages attendees to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics; however pets, smoking and glass containers are prohibited.

Aug
20
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Howl at the Moon @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Howl at the Moon

  • Sponsored by Midtown Vets
  • Dog Park
  • FREE, suggested for ages 21 and older
  • Monday, August 20,  8-10pm
  • Monday, September 10, 8-10pm

Want to socialize with your pooch? Join us once a month on Monday’s in the Myriad Gardens Dog Park for beers, corn hole and fun for both the owners and the dogs. Kona Ice Moore will be onsite for beverage purchases throughout the evening.

This month is obedience night. Sydney Head from Full Circle Obedience will be onsite to train your pooch’s basic commands. Dogs must have proof of vaccinations in order to participate. DJ Brian Smith with muttradio.com will provide your tunes for the evening.

RESCUES:

  • PitEssentials
  • The Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma
  • The Underdogs
Aug
21
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Yoga Tuesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 21 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Giveaway Sponsor Athleta

  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Members: $5; Nonmember: $10
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Meet in the North Lobby for check-in—location varies, you must collect a wristband from the north lobby in order to participate

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodard from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Aug
22
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 22 @ 8:47 pm – 9:47 pm

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge North Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.