Hebert’s Specialty Meats has become an important dining option for the community. Ed Richard and his family, originally from Southern Louisiana, bring a taste of Cajun food to family meals, events and other special occasions especially near the holidays.
The holidays can be joyous and stressful too. The main thing I try to keep in mind is that by this time next month, all the angst will be over and forgotten. What will resonate in our memories are the hours we share with people we care about. There is still time to include family and friends in a warm Christmas season outing. Both A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker have performances at the until Dec. 23, and downtown’s Winterfest closes Jan. 2.
The largest display of Holiday Spirit in Northeast Oklahoma can be found in Muskogee. At the Castle’s Christmas Kingdom, you can take a slow drive through a Christmas wonderland filled with thousands of lights plus more than Two Thousand lighted inflatable displays with many new ones for 2010. In nearby Honor Heights Park, the Garden of Lights has been a popular event, attracting thousands of viewers to enjoy over a million lights displayed throughout the park. Both events are free.
What to do when you get engaged? First and foremost tell your family and friends. Everyone will be excited to see the ring and congratulate you.
One of the most popular adult contemporary singers is coming to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, when Kenny Loggins performs on Feb 17.
Fresh off an acoustic live album release, STS9 is blowing up venues with their groundbreaking music and state of the art light show. This band’s sound is is unique and energetic and highly danceable.
STS9 is a must see.
Tea & Magnolias will hold their 2nd annual Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. The event has already become a tradition for many families in the area and those who travel from surrounding communities to attend.
Bodies…The Exhibition will be on display in Tulsa at the Village at Woodland Hills, 6808 S. Memorial Dr., through Feb. 13, 2011. It offers an intimate and informative view into the complexities of the human body with a nine-gallery tour of more that 150 permanently preserved real human specimens. Outreach Education Coordinator Meghan Killoran pauses in front of one of the displays.
Holiday Fun Around Town
Nov. 25 – Lights On! Utica Square
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1 Rhema Lights
Nov. 26 – Jan. 3 Arvest Winterfest at Center
Nov. 26 – Dec. 27 Chandler Park Lights
Dec. 4 – Lights on Ceremony at Whittier Square
Dec. 9 – Holiday Lights Run, Blue Dome Fleet FeetA Very Cherry Christmas, Cherry Street
Dec. 11 – Downtown Tulsa Parade of Lights
Dec. 17 & 18 – Bartlesville Kiddie Park Christmas
Dec. 18 – Brunch with Santa at Chandler Park
Dec. 19 & 21 – Cup, Center
Dec. 20 – 23 Winter Break Camp, Oklahoma Aquarium
Dec. 24 – Christmas Kingdom & Garden of Lights, Castle of Muskogee
- Many more events on page 35
I’ve been trying to talk my two sons out of coming home for the holidays, but I’m changing my mind. Tulsa looks gray and bleak this time of year, I’ve told them, and there’s not much to do. While that may have been true in the past, I’ve noticed a colossal change in activity in the last year. Have you been to Brookside at night lately, or in the Blue Dome district after 11 p.m. on a weekend? Tulsa is building on its successes, emboldening entrepreneurs and making great strides.
One of the most important times of the year is the holiday season. We enjoy this time of the year by spending quality time with our families. Children come home from college and everyone is in a festive spirit.
There can be no doubt. Earl Clark is smiling approvingly on the members of his jazz-fusion band, Spectrum, for their decision to carry on without him. The legendary Tulsa jazzman died June 28.
Oklahoma native and country superstar Vince Gill is returning to his home state on Jan. 22, when he will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.