Friday March 7, 2014
State Fair Park is the place to be this weekend for an annual Oklahoma City favorite. The Oklahoma City International Auto Show began on Thursday and continues through Sunday in several fairground buildings. On display are new cars, classic cars, natural gas cars and more. Also, the show features the Chrysler Drive, a chance for visitors to test acceleration, handling and comfort of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT vehicles. For the kids, there are toy giveaways, a play zone and a special appearance by Blue from Nickelodeon's "Blues Clues." General admission tickets for the 2014 show are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-12 if purchased at the door, or you can get buy one, get one free coupons at Mathis Brothers, Homeland stores and OnCue locations.
Elsewhere this weekend...
- Visit the Cox Convention Center Friday through Sunday for "Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend." Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (800) 745-3000.
- The Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship tournament runs Thursday through Monday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State open play on Saturday, the Cowgirls at 11 a.m. against Iowa State and the Sooners at 8:30 p.m. against Texas. Purchase tickets online.
- There are a couple of big names in concert this weekend around the area... Read More...
Wednesday March 5, 2014
What many thought would be an incredibly tight election for mayor turned out not to be. Despite a hard-fought campaign from challenger and current Ward 2 City Councilor Dr. Ed Shadid, incumbent Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett emerged victorious, earning the first ever 4th term in OKC mayoral history. With all precincts reporting, Cornett won nearly 66 percent of the vote.
"This is, I think, a very important juncture in Oklahoma City's history," Cornett said at his election watch party. "This city has a long, long way to go and we ain't done yet."
Photo: Chris Graythen/Staff / Getty Images
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Tuesday March 4, 2014
High school students interested in government can apply for a unique opportunity with the the city. Open to public, private, and home-schooled students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2014-2015 school year, the Oklahoma City Youth Council gives members a chance to see local government up close, tackling youth issues through meetings, seminars and more. The nine-month program begins in August, and the city is taking applications through April 11, 2014.
Appointed by the mayor and the city council, there are eighteen youth positions available, two from each of Oklahoma City's eight wards and two at-large members. To apply, students must be Oklahoma City residents, have at least a 3.0 GPA and provide a letter of recommendation. For application questions, call (405) 463-3340.
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Sunday March 2, 2014
The early March freeze is misleading. Spring is nearly here, and for students, that means a long-awaited break from school. For parents, though, Spring Break can be a struggle to find productive and interesting things for kids to do. Oklahoma City Public Schools students have a break even longer than most, as they are on the continuous learning calendar. Luckily, several metro attractions are anxious to provide options.
First, there are many excellent, fun and educational Spring Break camps, from art camps at the MOA (pictured) and OKC Zoo day camps to Thunder basketball camps and more. In addition, here are a few of the specials and events over the coming break:
- The Cox Convention Center features "Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend" from March 7-9.
- Science Museum Oklahoma presents "Bright Night of Star Wars" on March 14th, a chance for kids to spend the night in the museum and enjoy "Star Wars" themed science fun.
- Orr Family Farm offers 2 for 1 rides on the multi-lane zip line March 17-22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10.50.
- The Oklahoma History Center has its annual Cowboy Roundup on March 22nd, an event with cowboy-themed activities such as roping, branding, cowboy cooking, coloring and more.
- And don't forget the St. Patrick's Day Events that will coincide with Spring Break.
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