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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
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
25
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Gardens Walking Tour @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Last Saturday of the Month, 10-11am
  • Meet in the North Lobby and Walk the Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs always welcome

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

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SOLD OUT: Family Workshop: Rock Terrariums @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SOLD OUD: Family Workshop: Rock Terrariums

  • Saturday, August 25, 2–3:30pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $14; Nonmember $16
  • Molly Yunker and Stacey Evans, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Best for ages 6 to 10

Calling all rock collectors and plant lovers! In this hands-on family workshop, each child will pot up their own small terrarium and learn how to care for it. We’ll also learn about the fascinating world of rocks and how many varieties there are. Then we’ll get to pick out a couple interesting ones to display in our terrariums to take home.

This event is now sold out. You might be interested in September’s Family Workshop: Mushrooms and Gnomes in the Gardens 

Aug
27
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Full Moon Bike Ride and Run @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run

Presented by

  • Sponsored by OK Runner, Schlegel Bicycles, Ride OKC and Athelta
  • Meet at the Band Shell at the Devon Lawn
  • $5 per person to participate, get entered in a drawing to win prizes
    • Pay in advance here.
  • Fill out your liability waiver in advance here
  • #FullMoonOKC

Runners and cyclists, take your mark! It’s time to for the Gardens’ much-loved annual Full Moon Bike and Run. Join other runners in a 5K, led by OK Runner, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Bring your bike and meet up for a leisurely one-hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specifically planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Use Spokies Bike ShareRide OKC have their trailer onsite for people of all ages to rent bikes. Lights and helmet are required to participate.

Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will be onsite one hour prior to the ride for quick bike maintenance and learn how to bike lessons near the Sheridan Bus Loop.

OK RunnerSchlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will lead the ride and run safety workshops 15 minutes prior to the event start time.

Thanks to our partners! 

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31
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Foodie Friday’s Farm to Table Dinner with Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Foodie Friday’s Farm to Table Dinner with Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock

  • In-kind sponsor Woods and Water Winery
  • Meinders Terrace
  • Friday, August 31, 8-10pm
  • Must be 21 or older to attend: Wine included thanks to a generous donation from Woods and Water Winery.
  • Member: $65; Nonmember: $75
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us at the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock are bringing fresh ingredients from Guildford Gardens straight to your dinner table. Space is limited, so be sure to register by Thursday, August 30 at noon.

Menu

Appetizers

  • Caprese skewers
  • Fried eggplant sticks with tomato marmalade
  • Egg salad on crostini

Salad

  • Oklahoma Salad: fried okra, corn, tomato, green goddess dressing, feta

Entree

  • Cedar plank salmon, Smoked pork tenderloin
  • Roasted vegetables: Smoked okra, roasted tomatoes, roasted squashes

Dessert

  • Grilled peaches, crumble, ice cream, caramel

 

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VegFestOKC @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

VegFest OKC

  • Saturday, September 8, 9am-5pm
  • Great Lawn and Band Shell
  • FREE
  • For vendor information visit here.

Join us as we celebrate healthy living and eating by way of plant-based lifestyles! This is the first ever VegFest in Oklahoma City and we are thrilled to have you! VegFest is a festival that was started by the Vegan Society, which is a national organization based in the United States. It is hosted in multiple states all across the U.S and in other countries. This festival serves as a time to celebrate and promote plant-based foods, animal rights, and environmental sustainability. We hope you join us September 8th, 2018!

Our mission is to educate and inspire those around us to live healthier and happier lives.

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Myriad Kitchen: Organic Vegetables @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Myriad Kitchen: Organic Vegetables

  • Saturday, September 8, 1-3pm
  • Member $18; Nonmember $25
  • Pam Patty, RD/LD, Community Wellness Dietician for Integris Health
  • REGISTER HERE

This demonstration class will showcase seasonal vegetables (tomatoes, corn, squash, cabbage, mushrooms, and root vegetables).  Participants will sample recipes by Pam Patty, Community Wellness Dietician for Integris Health, as she prepares succulent, mouthwatering dishes featuring organic vegetables.  Pam will also share essential tips for wellness, plant-based diets, and sustainable living.

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barre3 in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Barre3 in the Gardens

  • Monday, September 10, 6-7pm
  • Great Lawn and Band Shell
  • Bring yoga mat and water
  • Recommended for adults, children welcome
  • FREE

Barre3 returns to the Gardens for another season of FREE community outdoor fitness. Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. FINAL workout is Monday, October 8 from 6 to 7 p.m.