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Pumpkinville presented by OGE Energy Corp. @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Pumpkinville presented by OGE

Join us for our seventh annual Pumpkinville, in the Children’s Garden! Beginning October 5, bring your friends and family to one of the most treasured fall treats in Oklahoma City. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays in our New England Pumpkin Town that will get you in the spirit of the season. Each weekend families can enjoy activities and entertainment. It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Pumpkinville-related events

ONGOING

  • DAILY 11-11:30am Story Time.
  • DAILY 10am-5pm Face Painting.
  • DAILY 10am-5pm: Enjoy free rides on Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens with Pumpkinville Admission.
  • FRIDAYS, 1-1:3pm Cider Press.
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 1-5pm Pumpkinville Express Train. Last ticket sold at 4:30pm.
  • MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, 10am-12pm, Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays.

Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Bekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or (405) 445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register by Friday, October 5.

Every day during Pumpkinville, 11:30am-Noon

  • Cider Press Demonstration and Tasting
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • All ages welcome

Learn how cider is made as we try out our old-fashioned cider press each day during Pumpkinville. Join in on the cider making and enjoy a taste of this delicious juice at the end.

Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkin Seed Walkup

  • Friday, October 12, 2-4pm
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • $4 per jar
  • All ages welcome

Learn how to make an easy, healthy, tasty golden treat from pumpkin seeds.  Kids will taste some already baked seeds and then get to mix up their own pumpkin seed spice mix – savory or sweet – to take home and bake.

Mandrake Madness and Other Plants of The Wizarding World

  • Saturday, October 13, 10am-Noon, come and go
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • $5 per child
  • Walkups welcome
  • Best for ages 7 to 12

Stop by Professor Peppers Herbology class to learn about where the Magical and Muggle plant worlds meet. You’ll play a game to learn about plants found in the beloved Harry Potter series that have real-life counterparts. Then you’ll create your own magical mandrake root and pot up a seasonal seed to care for at home. House color attire encouraged.

Lifestyle Photography Class with Jessie Huff Photography

  • Sunday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member $40, Nonmember: $45
  • REGISTER HERE

Jessie Huff is a lifestyle wedding and portrait photographer with six years of experience. This course will teach participants how to take better photos technically and creatively using a DSLR camera. Dust that baby off and learn how to use your camera in manual mode while learning all about exposure-aperture, ISO, shutter speed, lenses, composition, directing your subjects and how to find great lighting. During this two hour course, Jessie will teach you to direct your subjects in a way to get genuine emotions and how to get the most out of your camera/ lens. She’ll even guide you through ways to take better photos with your cell phone! Participants will leave with lots of great information, a review of what was taught in the course and a new inspiration to document your life, whether that is your children or your pet! There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 12.

Autumn Wreath Making Class

  • Sunday, October 21, 1:30 – 3pm
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member: $30; Nonmember: $35
  • REGISTER HERE

Are you in search of a great autumn wreath for your front door, but can’t find anything you truly love? We have the solution to your problem—come create your own with Kenton Peters. This is a class for beginners. Our instructor is skilled with making beautiful wreaths out of willow and natural elements. Each participant will create a wreath to their own liking to take home with them. There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 19.

Spooky Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Sunday, October 21, 2-3:30pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
  • $10 per member dog
  • $12 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Help us wind down the fall season by joining us for our Spooky Pooch Parade on The Devon Lawn. Enjoy spooky music by DJ Brian Smith, a performance by the OKC Disc Dogs, booths and our parade of pooches. Special guest judges will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or even have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer and visit Pumpkinville.

Costume Contest Categories: Best Human and Dog Costume; Best Movie Character/Reference; Best Food or Drink Costume; Most Creative and Funniest Costume.

Oct
21
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Autumn Wreath Making Class @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Autumn Wreath Making Class

  • Sunday, October 21, 1:30–3pm
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member: $30; Nonmember: $35
  • REGISTER HERE

Are you in search of a great autumn wreath for your front door, but can’t find anything you truly love? We have the solution to your problem—come create your own with Kenton Peters. This is a class for beginners. Our instructor is skilled with making beautiful wreaths out of willow and natural elements. Each participant will create a wreath to their own liking to take home with them. There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 19.

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Spooky Pooch Parade @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Spooky Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • The Devon Lawn
  • Sunday, October 21, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • $10 per member dog
  • $12 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Help us wind down the fall season by joining us for our Spooky Pooch Parade sponsored by Midtown Vets on The Devon Lawn. Enjoy spooky music by DJ Brian Smith from muttradio.com, prizes from A1 Pet Emporium, visit booths and fun for the entire family. The event will kick off with a performance from the OKC Disc Dogs, followed by our parade of pooches. Special guest judges will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or even have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer and visit Pumpkinville.

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Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Photo by Meredith Croak Photography

Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Bekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or (405) 445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register by Friday, October 5.

Photo by Meredith Croak Photography
Oct
23
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Little Saplings @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Little Saplings Series

  • Every other Tuesday, 10 – 11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch (North lobby in inclement weather)
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

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Yoga Tuesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 23 @ 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, 5:45 p.m.
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
  • Meet in the North Lobby for Check-In—location varies, you must collect a wristband from the North Lobby in order to participate
  • Myriad Gardens Members: $5
  • Non-Members: $10

This is a great, all-levels class. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the north lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Oct
24
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Meet at the Children’s Garden Porch
  • Starting October 2 moves to the Crystal Bridge (suggested $2 donation)
  • 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. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

 

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Orchids in October @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Orchids in October honoring Carl Shortt Jr.

  • Thursday, October 25
  • Presentation, 11:30am, Water Stage
  • Luncheon immediately following, Park House Events Center
  • Tickets $85 per person
  • GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
Carl Shortt Jr. to be honored at Orchids in October

 

The Board of Directors of the Myriad Gardens Foundation is proud to announce that Carl Shortt Jr. is the 2018 recipient of the James R. Tolbert III Crystal Orchid Award.  This award is an annual tribute to those who significantly impact the beauty and success of the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Oklahoma City. This celebration will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Myriad Gardens with the ceremony on the Water Stage and the luncheon in the Park House Events Center.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma Carl began his banking career at First National Bank and Trust Company. In 1981, he and Randy Everest started The Trust Company of Oklahoma which was eventually sold to the Bank of Oklahoma where he was the Trust and Private Banking manager for central Oklahoma until his retirement.

A lifetime amateur photographer he began a second career as a professional photographer studying under several internationally known photographers. He is a partner in the In Your Eye Gallery and has exhibited his work in many juried shows. Carl is also an award-winning woodcrafter creating beautiful pieces of art and dozens of pieces of furniture for his Oklahoma City home.

Carl has served on various community boards including Allied Arts and received the Zach D. Taylor Jr. Volunteer Award; Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition; Lyric Theatre; Science Museum Oklahoma; Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and the Metro Camera Club.  He actively volunteers for not-for-profit organizations helping them with photos for friend and fund raising purposes.

Carl says his biggest volunteer effort is for the Myriad Gardens. He is a long time Community Board member and has always given generously of his personal time and financial support. With over 10,000 beautiful photos of the Gardens he has helped us maintain our history and our memories which is invaluable.

Sponsorships are available. Contact: Debora Morey, Deputy Director, Myriad Gardens Foundation, dmorey@myriadgardens.org or call (405) 445-7084

UNDERWRITER

  • Accel Financial Staffing
  • Chickasaw Nation
  • Jean and David McLaughlin
  • Bob Meinders
  • Nancy and George Records
  • Avis and Phil Scaramucci
  • Southwestern Stationery and Bank Supply

PLATINUM

  • Devon Energy Corp.
  • Jean I. Everest Foundation
  • Polly and Larry Nichols
  • Carl Shortt Jr. Foundation
  • Beth and Jim Tolbert

GOLD

  • Sally Whitney Dasovich
  • Josephine Freede
  • Aaron and Gertrude Karchmer Memorial Foundation
  • Love Family Affiliated Fund
  • Total Environment, Inc.

SILVER

  • American Fidelity Foundation
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Center for Economic Development Law
  • Crowe & Dunlevy
  • Shirley, Dearborn M.D.
  • Dobson Technology
  • Leslie Hudson
  • Marsha See
  • Trust Company of Oklahoma

BRONZE

  • Kitty Champlain
  • Kam and David Delana
  • Karen and Warren Filley
  • Maureen Heffernan
  • Jay Kyte
  • Deb and Ronnie Morey
  • Oklahoma Property Investors
  • Libby and Morton Payne
  • Lee Allan Smith
  • Anne Workman
  • James Young
Oct
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Family Workshop: Seasonal Pumpkin Dioramas @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Workshop: Seasonal Pumpkin Dioramas

  • Saturday, October 27, 10am-Noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $16; Nonmember $18
  • Jeanne Parkhurst, local educator and teaching artist
  • For families, best for ages 7 to 12
  • Register by Tuesday, October 23 HERE

Create a festive scene inside of a craft pumpkin to display in your home just in time for Halloween! We will use signs of the season for inspiration to form a natural or spooky display. Kids and families can work together or alone, using their imagination and a variety of supplies and techniques offered by the instructor.

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Gardens Walking Tour @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 27 @ 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.