OKC Moms Need to Know: Your Guide to August

August

Summer is coming to an end and soon you’ll be sending your kiddos off to school. Finish the summer off with a bang with this list of fun activities throughout the metro!

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8/1

Blue Star Museums 2016 continues daily through September 5th.

“Da Vinci – The Genius” at Science Museum Oklahoma continues daily.

Free First Monday at the Sam Noble Museum 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Make It Mondays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Monday through the 19th.

Matisse in His Time Exhibit continues through September 18th at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Moms Moving Forward by Kids Joining Eternity begins

Prix de West Exhibition continues at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum through the 7th.

Shape Your Future – A Program of TSET-encourages you to participate in their Summer Activity Challenge.

Story Time at Green Bambino. Every Monday at 11:30 a.m.

Summer Camps continue at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

8/2

Art Adventures at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Family Night at Organic Squeeze in Midtown 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Jazz Nights in Deep Deuce 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Little Artist Camps begin at Edmond Fine Arts Institute

Monthly Mini Model Build at LEGO in Penn Square Mall begins

National Night Out 2016 in Moore in the Target parking lot 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sonic Summer Movie Nights: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tasty Tuesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Tuesday through the 19th

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Edmond 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Toddler Time at Get Air in Norman 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Tuesday & Thursday.

Tuesday Night Classics continue at Harkins Theatre 7:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Wheeler Criterium at the Downtown OKC Airpark. Every Tuesday.

8/3

Edmond Farmers Market & Junior Market at Festival Market Place & Plaza 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

Free Crafts at Forever Young Toy Shoppe in Bethany 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

Nature Play Group at Martin Park Nature Center 10:00 a.m. Every Wednesday.

Reading Wednesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Wednesday through the 19th.

Story Time at Green Bambino. Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Toddler Story & Craft Time at Unpluggits 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Wednesday.

Way Back Wednesdays at the OKC Zoo continue. $1 admission every Wednesday.

Wide Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Free admission every Wednesday.

8/4

Art After 5 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail park in Yukon 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Every Thursday trough the 18th.

Concerts in the Park at Hafer Park 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Every Thursday.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday.

Nature Tales at Martin Park Nature Center 10:00 a.m. Every Thursday.

OKC Dodgers $2 Thursdays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Think Green Thursdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Thursday through the 19th

Zumba in the Gardens at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday.

8/5

Tax Free Weekend begins!

Adult Cocktail Cruises at Oklahoma River Cruises 5:00 p.m. Every Friday & Saturday.

Dancing in the Gardens at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Find It Fridays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Friday through August 19th

First Fridays on the Paseo 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fresh Start Art Show at the Homeless Alliance 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

GLOW & Summer Movie at Riversport Adventures 8:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Friday.

OKC Dodgers Friday Fireworks at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Every Friday.

8/6

Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the Oklahoma City Zoo Animals at the Myriad Botanical Gardens begins

Braum’s Friends & Family Night/Pack the Park Pink at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 7:05 p.m.

Cartoon Cruise at Oklahoma River Cruises 1:15 p.m. Every Saturday.

Cuppies & Joe Storybook Hour 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Saturday

Drop-In Art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Edmond Farmers Market at Festival Market Place & Plaza 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

First Saturday Hands-On History at the Oklahoma History Center 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free Crafts at Forever Young Toy Shoppe in Bethany 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Meet the Sooners Day at the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Paint, Cut, Collage at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Red Brick Nights in Guthrie 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

See You Saturdays: Great Plains Country at the Gaylord Pickens Museum

Skirvin Hilton Summer High Tea 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Saturdays at the Museum of Osteology 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every Saturday through August 13th

“Titanoboa: Monster Snake” Film & Sno-Cones at the Sam Noble Museum 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Train Rides at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. 1st & 3rd Saturday.

8/7

Chess in the Gardens at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Sunday.

Oklahoma Voices: 1st Sunday Poetry Reading at the Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery 2:00 p.m.

Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park in Norman 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Twilight Concerts at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every Sunday.

Uptown Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

8/8

NASA Day at the Belle Isle Library 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Come and Go Games Finale! at the Norman Central Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Family Story Time and Craft at the South OKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Nature Camp at Martin Park Nature Center begins

8/9

Back to School Health Fair at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Book Lover’s Day: Children’s Hour at the Norman West Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come Back “Art Escape” Camp! begins at Edmond Fine Arts Institute

NASA Day at the Choctaw Library 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8/10

1,2,3 Play with Me! at the Northwest Library 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Baby Story Time at the Norman Central Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

City of Moore Blood Drive at Moore Community Center 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lapsit Story Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

8/11

Back to School Bash at the South OKC Library 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pre-K Play at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Green Bird Yoga Pajama Story Time at their studio 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival begins

8/12

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Floating Films: Without a Paddle at Riversport Adventures 9:15 p.m.

Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival begins at the Chickasaw Cultural Center

Live on the Plaza 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Move in the Park: Jurassic Park at Moore Central Park 7:00 p.m.

Movie Nights in the Park: Peanuts at Mitch Park 7:00 p.m.

Rhythm Babies at the Norman Central Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

South OKC Treat Food Truck Fest at Oakcrest Church of Christ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

8/13

Children’s Tree Mask at Will Rogers Garden 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Free Make + Take at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Matisse Shape Art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

See You Saturdays: Frontier Country at the Gaylord Pickens Museum

The Village Block Party at Duffner Park 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Will Rogers-Wiley Post Fly-In at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

8/14

13th Annual Parent Child Championship at Kickingbird Golf Club 1:00 p.m.

Arcadia Lake Triathlon and Aquabike 7:30 a.m.

Chaparral Family Sundays/Love’s Baseball Buddies at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 6:05 p.m.

Critter Crunch at Martin Park Nature Center 2:00 p.m.

8/15

Story Time at the Norman Central Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Splashtacular Summer Dunkclusion: Librarians vs. Ice Buckets of Doom at Andrews Park Amphitheater 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tai Chi for All Ages at the South OKC Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8/16

Mother Goose on the Loose at the Almonte Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sensory Story Time at the South OKC Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Toddlertime at the Choctaw Library 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

8/17

Children Reading to Dogs at the Village Library 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Play Time at the Del City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

TLC Zoo Animals at the South OKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

8/18

Auto Alley Shop Hop 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

OKC Dodgers $2 Thursdays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Story Time at Whole Foods 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

8/19

Devon Energy Hometown Heros/Friday Fireworks at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 7:05 p.m.

Friday Films at the Southern Oaks Library 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Oklahoma Born & Brewed at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum

The Exchange on Film Row 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

8/20

Cruise in for Coffee at Santa Fe Steakhouse in Midwest City 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Heard on Hurd 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

PREPARE FEST at the Civic Center Music Hall 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Rare Pair MOM’s Consignment Sale 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Covenant Life Assembly Gym in Moore

8/21

Archery for Beginners at Martin Park Nature Center 3:00 p.m.

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale begins at State Fair Park

Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park in Norman 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Uptown Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

8/22

Maker Monday at the Capitol Hill Library 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pajama Storytime at the Choctaw Library 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Toddlertime at the Midwest City Library 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

8/23

Gamefest at the Ralph Ellison Library 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lil’ Al’s Book Club at the Almonte Library 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Preschool Story Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

TweenScene: Art Party with Watercolor at the South OKC Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8/24

1,2,3! Play with Me! at the Northwest Library 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Playtime at the Del City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Teen Service Team at the Edmond Library 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

8/25

Music Connection at Norman Central Library 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Music Time at the Del City Library 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

OKC Dodgers $2 Thursdays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Playtime at the Downtown Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sit! Stay! Read! at the Norman West Library 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

8/26

Eats on 8th & Harvey 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Fiesta Friday Summer Series in Historic Capital Hill 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Floating Films: Captain Philips at Riversport Adventures 9:15 p.m.

Home Run for Life/Friday Fireworks at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 7:05 p.m.

Splash ‘n Dash at Reno Swim and Slide in Midwest City 5:30 p.m.

8/27

AMP Festival on Auto Alley 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Braum’s Friends & Family Night/Love’s Baseball Buddies at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 7:05 p.m.

Cardboard Boat Regatta at Arcadia Lake 9:30 a.m.

Chihuly Plates at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Time varies by age.

Faerie Discovery Tour at Will Rogers Gardens 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOVE OKC One Day at State Fair Park 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mega Animal Adoption Fun Fest at State Fair Park begins

Spirit Sprint 5k Run & Stroll at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon

8/28

Chaparral Family Sundays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 6:05 p.m.

Critter Crunch at Martin Nature Park 2:00 p.m.

8/29

Babytime at the Belle Isle Library 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Little Yoga at the Southern Oaks Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Storytime at the Edmond Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

8/30

Babytime at the Edmond Library 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Back to School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kids Karaoke at Othello’s of Norman 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rock and Read with the Musical Mom at the Southern Oaks Library 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

8/31

Children Reading to Dogs at the Village Library 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Playtime at the Capitol Hill Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Toddler Time at the Edmond Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

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