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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Armistice Day Ceremony and World War I Exhibition Preview

November 11th, 2018 11:00 AM
Men and women from across the American West played critical roles — both “over there” and on the home front — in helping the Allies win World War I. The American Expeditionary Force (AEF) divisions drawn from the Western states provided crucial support at a precarious time (from September to November 1918) to turn the war’s tide. Opening November 17, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum presents the exhibition Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War to tell the stories of those Westerners who, before the war, were cowboys and cattlemen, farmers, roughnecks, doctors, lawyers, and shopkeepers. In observance of Veteran’s Day, and to mark the opening of this new exhibition, the National Cowboy Museum will host an Armistice Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. The event is free to attend and all veterans and their families are invited. The ceremony will include a moment of silence; an introduction to the Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War exhibition; remarks on the Great War and the West by B. Byron Price, U.S. Army (ret.), director of the University of Oklahoma Press; and a roll call by division. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War draws on the National Cowboy Museum’s militaria, rodeo, and history collections, as well as loans from the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. It tells how those from the Western United States made decisive contributions to the war effort, both on the home front and abroad. As the exhibit reveals, before the United States declared war on April 6, 1917, the U.S. provided vital supplies of beef cattle and wheat to Belgium and France from 1914 through 1920 and kept civilians and Allied troops fed. Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War also reveals the true diversity of those Westerners who fought for an Allied victory during World War I. For example, the story of the Navajo “code talkers” during World War II is well known; however, Choctaw “code talkers” (part of the 36th Division) during the Great War were vital to the Allied victory, earning recognition for their bravery. Hispanic soldiers, largely from New Mexico and Colorado, comprised a significant number of the AEF, while Asians from the Pacific Coast also served in Western divisions. African-American soldiers from the 92nd Division fought gallantly with the French, earning the Croix de Guerre, awarded for bravery during combat. Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War remains on display through May 12, 2019. For more information on the exhibition or the Armistice Day Ceremony, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org or call (405) 478-2250.

Home for the Holidays

November 16th, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ladies, grab your friends and come to Home for the Holidays, the annual event hosted by Crossings Women to kick off the Christmas season in style! Learn more about each presentation and register at https://crossings.church/event/home-holidays/.

2018 Edmond Turkey Trot

November 22nd, 2018 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Join us on Thanksgiving morning in Downtown Edmond for the Edmond Turkey Trot, Oklahoma's largest Thanksgiving event. Bring the entire family and race through the 5K Run, or breeze through the 1 Mile Family Wobble. Strollers and friendly dogs on a leash are welcome and the best Turkey Trot costume will win a delicious prize. We are volunteer coordinated and 100% of proceeds benefit Turning Point Ministries.

Free Wagon Rides

November 24th, 2018 11:00 AM - December 22nd, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Free Horse-Drawn Wagon rides on 11/24, Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22 in Downtown Edmond from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pick up on the SW corner of Broadway and Campbell.

Merry Market

November 30th, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mark your calendars for Friday November 30th and join us for Jasco's 4th Annual Merry Market located at 10 E. Memorial Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Shop unique gifts from over 50 local vendors and Oklahoma-based businesses and don't forget to grab lunch at one of the three food trucks that will be on-site. Admission is FREE (and did we mention food trucks?!) so come hungry and be ready to shop one-of-a-kind finds, handmade items, home decor, trendy clothing, beauty essentials, and so much more! Merry Market shoppers will have the chance to win door prizes during the event.

A Night for Africa

November 30th, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Maisha Project for a fun night of Kenyan culture, cuisine, and celebration! This FREE event is open to the entire family and will feature Kenyan food, games, an auction, and many, many opportunities to learn about Maisha's mission. We hope to see you there!

Christmas with Bella Voce

December 4th, 2018 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Bella Voce is an auditioned chamber choir based in Oklahoma City.

Ugly Sweater Run

December 8th, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Ugly Sweater Run is a 5k or 1 Mile Walk/Run. The course is at Mitch Park and you will be running or walking through 30 Christmas light displays so it should be quite an experience! The entry fee is $20 and t-shirts will be provided that are long sleeved and look like ugly Christmas sweaters. Registration with a t-shirt cut-off time is November 30, so if you are interested, don’t delay! This is a unique opportunity to help serve enlisted service members through The YMCA Military Welcome Center. The Welcome Center offers a restful and relaxing atmosphere for traveling military members from all branches, active or retired at Will Rogers World Airport. During the Christmas Season, hundreds of soldiers will be returning home & traveling through the Center. We would like to provide the soldiers with goody bags to take on the plane as they travel home to their loved ones.

Sandi Patty Christmas Concert

December 9th, 2018 6:00 PM
You’re invited to a Christmas concert with Sandi Patty, a wonderful free concert for the whole family on Sunday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crossings OKC Sanctuary! Sandi Patty, her family, and the Voices of Crossings Choir and Orchestra will share the spirit of Christmas through their voices and instruments! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Brian Regan

December 9th, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Venue: The Criterion - Oklahoma City Address: 500 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 City: Oklahoma City Country: United States of America

UCO Alumni Association's Winterfest

December 20th, 2018 7:00 PM - December 31st, 1969 - 6:00 PM
Looking for a fun, festive, family-friendly event? Join the UCO Alumni Association as it hosts the second annual Winterfest for Central alumni and friends! Winterfest will be held at Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7-9 p.m. We will have private access to the west ice rink, also known as the “Broncho Barn.” In addition to ice skating, we will have special guests Buddy Broncho and a few players of the UCO Hockey team, UCO merchandise for sale from Barnes & Noble and complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. We encourage attendees to participate in our festive costume contest at the event. We will have prizes for: cutest costume, tackiest holiday sweater, most Broncho-spirited, best duo and best group. Passes are now on sale at https://www.centralconnection.org/winterfest.

Christmas w/ Brian Nhira & Friends from 'The Voice' - Presented by Good Life Music & Media Lessons

December 22nd, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brian Nhira & Friends from ‘The Voice’ to Perform 3rd Annual Tulsa Christmas Concert at the TCC VanTrease PACE.

Champagne & Oysters

January 10th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation will announce its OK28 campaign at the OKC National High Performance Center’s “Champagne and Oysters” fundraiser. The event will be held on Thursday, January 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Devon Boathouse with tickets available to the general public.