Christmas lights to kick off some holiday cheer!

Union Station Illumination

Drive down to Scissortail Park for this FREE festive display complete with music and a recording of “’twas the night before Christmas” starting every night at 6pm. Click here for more details

Lights on Broadway

Head to Automobile Alley December 3rd and December 10th from 4-7pm for this 7th annual event. The festivities feature carriage rides, face painting, pop-up shops and much more. Click here for more details

Edmond Electric’s Luminance Kickoff

Join the holiday event at Mitch Park in Edmond for a walkthrough 3-D light display and pop-up shops Now- Dec 17th. The Edmond Ice Rink is already open so don’t forget to bring your socks! Click here for more details

OSU Extension Office has several programs that you may find helpful

Soil, Water and Forage Testing

The OSU Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory works in conjunction with OSU Extension. You can drop off your soil samples at the OSU Extension Office.

2500 NE 63rd Street,. OKC 73111

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 4:15pm

Benefits of Soil Testing: The Best Management Practice

  • Increases productivity by identifying soil nutrients or soil chemical factors that are limiting plant growth
  • Increases fertilizer use efficiency by indicating appropriate rates for different soils and crops
  • Protects the environment by preventing over fertilization when recommendations are followed
  • Identifies polluted or contaminated soils.

https://extension.okstate.edu/county/oklahoma/horticulture/index.html


Co-Parenting Class

Online class $55.00 register here

In-person classes $35 call 405-713-1125 to register.

The below classes are held at the OSU/OKC, Student Center, 900 North Portland Ave. OKC, OK.  These

English Classes

Classes are held on Tuesdays.

November 29 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm

December 13 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Spanish Classes

Classes are held on Saturdays.

December 3 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm

What is this class all about?

How parents handle the divorce can make it better or worse for their children.
Many children have a very difficult time adjusting to their parents’ divorce.
This can lead to depression, anxiety, academic failure, delinquency, drug use, teen pregnancy, and other negative outcomes. Children may also fear the loss of one or both of their parents and have a hard time switching between their parents’ homes.

Co-parenting classes teach parents to handle their emotions better and to keep their children out of the middle of their divorce. They also offer many positive tips on how to talk with your child to help him or her to adjust more quickly to the divorce.
Researchers who have studied the effects of these classes have found them to be beneficial for most parents.

https://extension.okstate.edu/county/oklahoma/family-and-consumer-sciences/co-parenting-for-resilience.html


Become a Master Gardener

To help you decide if you should apply to be a Master Gardener ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
  • Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  • Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
  • Do I have enough time to attend training and to serve as a volunteer?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you. For more information, view the 2023 Master Gardener application.

Find us in your Community

  • Working with children at libraries, Science Fairs, Early Education, Elementary, and Middle Schools – teaching children of all ages during and after school time, and in the summer
  • Farmer’s Markets: OSU-OKC, Klein/Old FM, and Downtown Edmond
  • Fairs, Expos and Conferences
  • The “Wednesday @ Will Rogers Gardens” lecture series is open to the public and is presented at no charge by the Oklahoma County Extension Master Gardeners and the Oklahoma County OSU Extension. This popular series provides university research-based information on a variety of garden and horticulture topics. All presentations are by local horticulture experts and/or Certified Extension Master Gardeners. No registration is required, and all ages are welcome.

https://extension.okstate.edu/county/oklahoma/master-gardener/index.html

Tis The Season for Holiday Shopping

Holiday Pop Up Shops!

Looking for a unique gift for those family and friends that are so difficult to shop for? The choices are endless at the shop local event in downtown OKC.

399 NW 10th Street
Nov. 25 – Dec. 18
Fridays & Saturdays: 10-8 | Sundays: 10-5

Click Here to see a list of vendors and dates

Small Business Saturday: A great way to support local shops

OG&E talk about home energy savings

Tuesday November 8th

7pm

Saving energy is easier than ever. OG&E’s vast lineup of easy energy-saving opportunities will help homeowners lower their energy bills while increasing comfort, safety and efficiency. Providing so many ways to save with rebates and no out-of-pocket cost programs, you don’t want to miss out. Energy-saving solutions include:

Residential Solutions Program

OG&E’s Residential Solutions Program provides quick and easy ways to save energy and money. The first step is OG&E’s online HEETracker tool, which provides personalized, step-by- step solutions to lower your energy costs and make your home more comfortable. Take your review today and schedule an assessment. Next is a walk-through Home Energy Assessment

from an energy advisor, who will provide energy-saving value to your home worth up to $250. Take yours today and schedule an assessment or visit OGE.com/heep to learn more.

Weatherization Program

At OG&E, we know that home upgrades are a priority. We also understand financial realities. That’s why our income qualified home weather-proofing program is available to residential customers making less than $60,000 a year, because lower costs and increased comfort should be accessible to all who want it. Qualifying residential customers can receive up to$2,500 in services that include: caulking, weatherstripping, insulation, LED lights and more. Check your eligibility at OGE.com/weatherization.

Have you been looking for a place to donate?

There are many places to donate new and used items in the OKC metro area. Here are a few that are making a difference in of our local community. Weather you are cleaning out closets or just looking for a way to help, we think these are a great way to donate to those who need it most.

City Center

5731 NW 41ST Warr Acres, OK 73122

This locally owned multipurpose center has been helping the area since 2016, providing youth programs and special events for holiday and back to school. This facility accepts donations for both food pantry as well as a clothing closet.

Find More Information Here

Jesus House

Warehouse: 1401 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City, OK 7310

The Jesus house in OKC opened its doors in 1973 and has been providing those in need with food, shelter and clothing ever since. This facility is acceptnig clothes, food and small household items.

Please email to schedule a drop off donations@jesushouseokc.org

Find More Information Here

City Rescue Mission

800 W. California Ave Oklahoma City

The City Rescue Mission has been in OKC since opening a mens shelter for the transient population in the metro area in 1960. Their services have grown over the years and now incorporate a wide variety of partnerships to help them better serve those in need. This facility is accepting clothing, hygiene items, and baby formula.

Find More Information Here

Fun for the Family!

Fall Festivals are coming up soon so mark your calendar for some great ways to get out with the family and enjoy the nice fall weather.


Bethany Library and Bethany YMCA: Oct 20th

A Story book themed fall festival in the lawn between Bethany Library and Bethany YMCA will be held featuring crafts, games, candy, and food trucks.

This event will be held from 5-7pm.


Haunt the OKC Zoo: Saturdays & Sundays in OCT

The Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating its 39th year of Haunt the Zoo! Candy will be distributed at 13 candy locations by Zoo volunteers. Along the trail you’ll discover 20 themed booths, perfect for a unique photo opportunity! Zoo admission and official Haunt the Zoo bags are required to participate.

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 8 & 9

October 15 & 16

October 22 & 23

October 29 & 30


Orr Family Farm South OKC: Now – Nov 12

Admission includes activities such as hay rides, train rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch and animal barnyard, jumping pillows, a carousel and more. Pony rides and homemade treats sold separately. Tickets can be purchased online for a discounted price; kids 2 and younger are free.

Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 10am-6pm


Chester’s Pumpkin Patch in Piedmont: Now – Oct 31

Come check out this patch’s new giant slide, barnyard games, pony rides for children, tractor rides, petting zoo (zoo food sold separately), three-acre mystery maze, live music on the weekends and more. Admission is $6 for ages 11 to 64, $12 for ages 1 to 10 and free for ages 64+ and children under 1. For more info click HERE.

Tuesday- Saturday 9am-6pm

Sunday 1pm-6pm

Labor Day is coming up!

Do you have some ideas for activities to do with the family? We have compiled a few ideas for you.

The City of OKC Free Fishing Days Sept 4th

Local anglers can enjoy FREE fishing on the first Saturday of every month as part of our Free Fishing Days program. City permits are not required on the following days, but a State fishing license is still required.

Hooked on Fishing – Free Year-Round Fishing Classes

Learn fishing basics such as casting, knot tying, fish identification and angler ethics during one of the City’s “Hooked on Fishing” summer fishing classes.

Classes run in summer from 8am until 10am and in winter from 9am until 11am on select Saturdays and are for anglers ages 5 through 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Poles, tackle and bait are provided during the class. State Fishing License and City Permits are not required during class hours. 

Classes are “catch and release” and fish will be returned to the water. FREE to the public. Visit okc.gov/parksignup to register in advance. 

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The sesquicentennial (150 years) of Yellowstone National Park is an opportunity to exhibit more of the National Cowboy Museum’s permanent art collection that focuses on the unique landforms and spaces in Yellowstone National Park and to inculcate in the visitor the importance of preserving these lands for public appreciation and enjoyment. This exhibit will run until the 23rd of October. https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Adults, $12.50; kids, (6-12), $5.57; kids (5 & under), free

Kayak at our local lakes

OKC RIVERSPORT offers great kayaking experiences in Oklahoma City for both youth and adults. With RIVERSPORT you’ll have access to some of the best water in the OKC metro including downtown on the Oklahoma River, at Lake Overholser, and at Lake Hefner.

Kayaking is included in your day or season pass, or you can rent a kayak by the hour. Kayaks are available in the Boathouse District at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park, at the Lake Overholser Boathouse, and at Hobie Point at Lake Hefner.

Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced paddler, you’ll find lessons, programs and paddle experiences at all three locations to get you involved!

Are you ready to enjoy some of the best kayaking Oklahoma has to offer? Get on the water with your Day or Season Pass, an hourly rental, or take a Discover Kayaking lesson!

Mark Your Calendars: Neighbors Night Out 9/13

Neighborhood events are an opportunity for you, your neighbors and local businesses to forge relationships and build community. We would love to see everyone out making new friends!

Join us from 6pm-8pm for Live Music by local band Shades Of Gray while we play lawn games and Bingo on NW 79th. We will have local food trucks Coits Rootbeer and Hotdogs as well as Oklahoma Kettle Corn, who also serves lemonade. This is an all ages event that will have a bounce house and door prizes.