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Archive for: May, 2018

OK Democratic Party to Hold Garage Sale June 2 – Reminder to Vote

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, June 2, from 8 – 11 a.m., the Oklahoma Democratic Party will hold a garage sale at their headquarters, 3700 N. Classen Boulevard, in the north parking lot. The community is invited to drop off their goods at the ODP Headquarters Office now […]

Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo comes to OKC June 1-2

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The State Fairgrounds Bennett Event Center, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City, will be the site of the 2018 Mid-America Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2. The expo will feature workshops and clinics put on by some of the […]

OKC Pride Week 2018 to feature events celebrating inclusion and diversity

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 2018 OKC Pride Week, from June 17 – 24, will bring numerous events to the Oklahoma City area celebrating inclusion and diversity. Festivities will include a charity pageant, opening ceremonies, a wine bottling party, painting, bowling, a block party, free concerts, an arts festival, […]

Route 66 Park to host Water Lantern Festival benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® OKC

The Water Lantern Festival, to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City, will be held from 4 – 9 p.m., at the Route 66 Park on June 9.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, June 9, the Water Lantern Festival, presented by One World LLC, will be held from 4 – 9 p.m., at the Route 66 Park, 9901 NW 23rd Street, in Yukon (west side of Lake Overholser).  The festival is open to all ages. The lantern launch […]

At Paseo, Get in Tune– First Friday Walk, set for June

Fresh from the annual Arts Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, the Paseo Art Space is excited to welcome artist Cory Cart and his exhibition Corrosive Nuances for the month of June.  Photo provided.

Staff Report The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk for June will take place on Friday, June 1, 6- 10 p.m. The Gallery Walk will have over 20 galleries featuring more than 80 artists who will host opening receptions, promising something for everyone. Fresh from the annual Arts Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, […]

After a grand jury’s report, the war of words, and the search for truth

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Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A week and a half after release of the multi-county grand jury report, controversy continues to swirl around the Oklahoma Department of Health. In the absence of indictments it remains unclear what the legacy of the agency scandal – ranging from the existence of a secretive “slush fund” to […]

Myriad Gardens to host Winnie the Pooh themed Children’s Garden Festival

During the 10-day Children’s Garden Festival featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, kids can experience crafts, activities and see imaginative displays created by local artists.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens will transform its Children’s Garden into the land of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh from June 8 – 17, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   During the 10-day festival, children will experience crafts and activities along with displays created by local […]

OCU to host Poets Laureate Tracy K. Smith and Jeanette Calhoun Mish

United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith will speak on June 14 at Oklahoma City University. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States Tracy K. Smith and the current Oklahoma State Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish on June 14. The Poets Laureate will be guests for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series. The celebration […]

OKC Zoo’s new on-site beehives help promote plant pollination and educational opportunities

(ALL RIGHTS) Bee on purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea). TNC's Platte River Prairies. Photo credit: © Chris Helzer/TNC

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomes the arrival of honey bees, a species familiar to Oklahomans. The bees will contribute to the pollination process of more than 20 designated horticultural displays located across the OKC Zoo’s 120-acres. In addition, the Zoo’s education department will integrate bee-related learning […]

Auditor Gary Jones reports “numerous issues” and unorthodox accounting at state Department of Health

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma State Auditor Gary Jones released on May 17 the much-anticipated Special Audit of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). “This report identifies numerous issues at the Health Department regarding its internal accounting processes and procedures,” Jones said. “Among our findings is that the agency did not need the […]

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