Polar Plunge

What is a Polar Plunge? A Polar Plunge is a fundraising challenge made to an individual or group challenging them to dive into a cold body of water in order to raise money for Special Olympics. Each participant collects pledges from family, friends and businesses in the hopes of raising money for the local Program. Then, on a select day, they “take the plunge” in the cold water to benefit Special Olympics.

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Blue Christmas

Kansas City based blues band Leveetown played the annual Blues Society of Tulsa Christmas party at The Vault in Owasso. Bill Martin, president of the Blues Society of Tulsa, gave away several gifts to members including an acoustic guitar with signatures of many blues musicians.

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Nostalgic School, Sports Calendars Make Excellent Gifts

Calendars are simple. Months, days, holidays and nice photographs! However, Yellow Pad Inc. of Tulsa continues to publish compelling nostalgic ones that are creative, unique, historical and gift worthy.

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Price Tower Exhibit

Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave. in Bartlesville., has a new exhibition, “Fallingwater en Perspectiva: Félix de la Concha Paints Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Waterfall,” on display for the public from Jan. 16 to April 26, 2009. The exhibition will consist of 50 paintings, a model of Fallingwater and a 10-minute short film made possible in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Mayfest Seeks Collegiate Artists

Tulsa International Mayfest is seeking entries from area college students to participate in the Mayfest Exhibition of College Artists. The visual arts exhibition will be held in the Park Centre lobby from May 14-17.

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Appreciation Brunch

The Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills held its annual Customer Appreciation Brunch on Dec. 7.

From front left are Dr. Homer Hardy, Wilma Arnold, Bunny Hardy, Val Gaudet, Brennick Gaudet, General Manager Joe Gaudet, Sierra Kelley and KRMG’s Joe Kelley. Back row, Director of Sales and Marketing Leigh Murray and Santa Claus.

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Sea Lion Trotter

Harlem Globetrotter player Wildkat Edgerson found new teammates at the Tulsa Zoo recently in sea lions Dorsey and Briney.

Above, Wildkat tries to teach Dorsey some roundball tricks. Dorsey and Briney are enjoying the winter at the Tulsa Zoo in the Sea Lion exhibit.

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N.E. Oklahoma Represented at National Triathlon

Jocelyn Wood, director of marketing for Tulsa Global Alliance, is placing in the top tiers of regional and national Xterra races. She competed in her first Xterra USA Championship at Lake Tahoe, Nev., Oct. 5, and placed third in her age group, which qualified her for the World Championship in Maui, Hawaii.

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Beautiful People Raise Funds for Cancer Group


How do you combine beautiful women, fashion, food and fun all while raising money for a good cause?

Just ask Nic Wehr, owner of Tulsa Sports and Events. (www.tulsasportsandevents.com). Tulsa Sports and Events is meant to help active adults stay active, social, and OFF the couch! Nic offers 18 and older leagues in coed or men and women’s teams in sports such as football, volleyball, basketball and many others.

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Philbrook’s Festival of Trees Brings in Season

Philbrook’s Festival of Trees kicked off the holiday season Nov. 23 with visual interpretations of “A Southwest Holiday,” inspired by the Eugene B. Adkins Collection.

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Tulsa Band ‘Stars Go Dim’ Releasing New CD


Stars Go Dim will give fans a hint of what’s to come when they play songs from their debut CD “Love Gone Mad” at their EP release party Nov. 24 at the Marquee, 222 N. Main St., with Josiah Leming. The CD is due out in March.

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UbuildIt Helps Owners Save on Construction Costs

No more numbers games. What you see is what you get. The Holbrooks got exactly what they wanted and more. “It was a short fall this year,” says homeowner Lonnie Holbrook as he looks at the lake view from his new Skiatook abode. He and his family just moved into their custom four-bedroom home in Catalina Cove that Holbrook designed and built with a little help from his friends at UBuildIt.

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Obama Art

Three Tulsa artists, from left, Bruce Benjamin, Heaven L. Starr and J Quillian displayed their Obama art at the Obama watch party at the Jazz Hall of Fame, Nov. 4.

They are now collaborating on a project that depicts the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot with a multiple panel mural.

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Buon Appetito!

The Savory Chef at 8283 S. Memorial Dr. hosted the Vietri Founder’s Event this month with Vietri representative Frances Gravely who visited Tulsa exclusively for the occasion. Pictured here at the Event Signing are from left, Frances Gravely and Savory Chef owners Don Jones and Leslie Jones.

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Larry the Cable Guy Coming to BOK Center

The man who added the catchphrase “Git-R-Done” to the American lexicon is coming to the BOK Center Friday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.

Dan Whitney, known better as Larry The Cable Guy, has proven to be one of the most successful comics. Whitney’s latest film, “Witless Protection” was released on DVD in early June. In it he stars as a sheriff along with co-stars Ivana Milicevic and Jenny McCarthy.

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