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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Kids

Invention Convention set for Feb. 28

Annual event highlights students’ society-useful work.


Mia Cantu
Now in its 23rd year, the annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition, aka the Invention Convention, will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Rose State College Communication Center, 6420 S.E. 15th in Midwest City.
Monday, February 20, 2012

A heavy duty

Government and nonprofit initiatives try to counter childhood obesity.


Rachel Curtis
Waistlines in the U.S. have ballooned over the past 30 years, with one in three Americans today considered obese. As the nation struggles to tame the health crisis, some states are faring better than others.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Run this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Runs aren’t just for big people. For girls and boys 12 and under, the third annual Princess Run and Little Dude Dash take off Sunday at the OKC Boathouse Foundation, 725 S. Lincoln, at $20 per entry. Boathouse venue tours and youth activities are planned, as part of the free family festival open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Visit princessrun.com.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Young at art

Stories of Oklahoma’s latest generation are told via the lens of M.J. Alexander’s camera.

Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Portrait of a Generation: Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth
Oklahoma state Capitol, North Gallery
2300 N. Lincoln
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Give a hoot

You're never too old for stuffed animals.


Jenn Scott

There are basically three kinds of shopping trips.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Read it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Kids dig superhero movies? Introduce them to words, too, as the annual Free Comic Book Day returns Saturday at various stores and libraries throughout the metro. Visitors can choose from specially produced titles featuring The Avengers, Superman, Spider-Man, Transformers, Snoopy, The Simpsons, The Smurfs, Sonic the Hedgehog, Voltron, Mega Man, Donald Duck and many more. Visit freecomicbookday.com.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oink it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
There’s that children’s book with the kids behaving badly and learning life lessons ... yes, The Hunger Games, but add songs and you have Piggy Nation. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sooner Theatre at 101 E. Main in Norman debuts the musical based on Oklahoma author Richard Rosser’s work, featuring a young cast of 20 and with 3 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10. Call 321-9600 or visit soonertheatre.com.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boat it

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Ahoy, matey! Hop aboard a boat in the Safari Voyage fleet, now cruising the lake daily at the Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 N.E. 50th. Docking near the Noble Aquatic Center, each boat offers rides from 15 to 20 minutes. Unlimited day-ride tickets are free for kids 2 and under, $3.50 for seniors and kids 3 and up, and $4.50 for adults. No need to fear shark attacks, either. Call 424-3344 or visit okczoo.com.

Daily, ongoing

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

District fine

The historic Paseo Arts District stages its Memorial Day weekend tradition with — what else? — an arts festival.

Visual Arts

Sarah Lobban
Paseo Arts Festival
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday
The Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo
Wednesday, May 23, 2012