Aug 19 Friday
Doug Tallamy, acclaimed author of several books about native plants and their impact on the environment, will be speaking in Oklahoma on August 19, 20, and 21. (Jenks, UCO, Norman). A hero to native plant enthusiasts, Tallamy is professor and chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. Books will be available for purchase and signing an hour before and an hour after each event.
Aug 20 Saturday
We’ll begin with engaging exercises that will prepare us to share a rough draft of our story with the group. We’ll give and receive feedback on our stories in a safe and supportive environment.
StoryCurious, Storytelling Workshops for All, is a series of workshops presented by Ok, So…Tulsa and the McKeon Center for Creativity. In anticipation of The Moth’s Pop-Up Porch and Story Slam in Tulsa this September, the Center for Creativity and OK, So…Tulsa have partnered to help Tulsans develop their personal stories and hone their storytelling skills. Whether you’re an experienced storyteller or a complete novice, this workshop series will help you develop story ideas, workshop existing stories, and introduce you to Tulsa’s storytelling community. Attend one session or all of them – all events are free and public, with free parking in any TCC lot.Info: 918-595-7339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 21 Sunday
Aug 22 Monday
Aug 23 Tuesday
Students, employees and community members are invited to attend the virtual Dare to Care Volunteer Recruitment Fair from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 via Zoom. During this one-hour event, representatives from Tulsa non-profit agencies will introduce their organizations and share their volunteer needs. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with non-profit organizations who rely on volunteers to meet the community's needs. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97505358661
Questions? Call or email Cindy Barton at email@example.com or 918-595-7339.
Aug 25 Thursday
Los Angeles–based professional dance company Invertigo Dance Theatre (Invertigo) is offering weekly live Dancing Through Parkinson's (DTP) classes via Zoom on Thursdays at 1:30 PT/3:30 CT/4:30 ET. Visit invertigodance.org/dancing-through-parkinsons for more information. For the past nine years, the company has offered free (donations accepted) weekly dance classes in studios throughout Southern California to people living with Parkinson’s.
View the first online classes here: invertigodance.org/dancing-through-parkinsons.
The classes mirror the experience and progression of a professional dance class with movement executed from wheelchairs, walkers, chairs, or while standing. The curriculum is designed specifically to meet the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease from newly diagnosed to late stages. The series is equally beneficial for aging populations and anyone with a different neurological diagnosis.
The DTP online classes are modeled after the in-person studio classes. No dance experience is required to take part in the online or live classes. Teachers Kelsey Ang, Linda Berghoff, Heidi Buehler, Jess Evans, Haylee Nichele, and Rachel Whiting—representing the five different studio classes—each lead a segment featuring their unique styles and music selections. DTP participants move at their own pace, and every section of the class is designed with seated modifications for those who need to remain seated or who would like to take a break from standing. Classes are open to everyone; family and caregivers are also encouraged to participate.
Each session begins with a seated warm-up that incorporates breath work, upper body stretches, and joint mobility. Participants perform seated choreography, tap work, and muscular brain teasers. For the next section of the class, members progress into a modified ballet barre segment—either standing with a chair or sitting—and then move through standing or seated center traveling steps and enjoy some creative at-home improvisation. The class’s traditional end—a circle of gratitude—has been adapted into an individual hand-on-heart gesture, where all participants join in a collective breath of thanks for this opportunity to remain connected to community.
Aug 26 Friday
OU-Tulsa's Schusterman Library is celebrating 10 years in our library building with a special event! Everyone is invited to join us for an exclusive after-hours event of mini-golf in the library and a silent auction. Tickets and auction proceeds will help us continue to serve the students, staff, and faculty of OU-Tulsa. More information and a link to the silent auction are at https://bit.ly/librarygolf.
Aug 29 Monday
Sep 01 Thursday