Tulsa, OK is hot, hot, hot with top events this April. There will be a lot of great events to take advantage of this month that will be great for the whole family. Therefore, we have compiled a list of a few of the top events that you don’t want to miss.
Tulsa, OK Events April 2013:
Sesame Street Live – April 4 – 7, 2013
About the Show
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air, and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical monttage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!
Play Zone at Sesame Street Live is back by popular demand! Come and play BEFORE the show! Play Zone at Sesame Street Live, a fun way for children to experience their favorite street! Imagine your child sitting in Big Bird’s nest, popping up in Oscar’s trash can, twirling in Zoe’s dance studio or visiting Elmo’s World. You never know who’ll make an appearance! Families won’t want to miss a single picture-perfect moment. Play Zone opens one hour before the show, and best of all, Play Zone is FREE with your Sesame Street Live ticket!
Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live Friends. Sunny Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the Meet & Greet. You will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. All Meet & Greets start 90 minutes prior to the performance. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please bring your own camera.
Thursday, April 4, 2013; 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013; 10:30 AM
Friday, April 5, 2013; 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 10:30 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013; 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013; 4:30 PM
Location : BOK Center, Tulsa
Web : http://www.bokcenter.com
Doors: One hour before show
Tickets: $17, $22, $27, $37, $57
On Sale: Jul 25, 2012 – 10:00 am
Parkside’s By Your Side Run – April 13, 2013
About the event
Parkside’s By Your Side Run promotes physical fitness while raising funds for the By Your Side program benefiting Parkside’s clients and their families. The event features a 5K ,1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk. Participants are enchouraged to dress-up like their favorite animials to show support for Parkside’s pet therapy program and to add to the family fun. Strollers are welcome to participate in all events. Bring the family and stick around after the main event to meet the pet therapy animals, enjoy live music and other family fun.
Time : 9:00 am
Location : Mohawk Park – Shelter #3
Web : http://www.parksideinc.org/
Address: 5731 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115
Days/Hours: open 7 days a week
Admission: $25-5K (with t-shirt) $20-1mile funrun/dogwalk (with t-shirt) or 5-K (without t-shirt)
Chefs for the Cure – April 20, 2013
About the event:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America will host the annual Chefs for the Cure “taste-of” style event on Saturday, April 20. The evening provides a sampling of gourmet cuisine from local chefs. It will also include live music, wine, beer and cocktails with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa affiliate.
Time : 6 p.m.
Location : Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Address: 10109 E. 79th St, Tulsa, OK
Days/Hours: Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
Artscape – April 28, 2013
About the event:
Please save the date for our annual special event fundraiser, ARTSCAPE. All funds raised support The Grief Center programs and counseling services. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for this event, please contact us at 587.1200 and ask for our Executive Director, Susan Bramsch.
Time : 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location : The Summit
Address: 15 W 6th St # 2913
Days/Hours: 6 hours
Admission: $90/Individual, $175/Couple
Even though it’s still early in the year, you can still start your spring cleaning and make some extra money at Tulsa, OK’s consignment sale events. Therefore, we have some tips for helping you get the most of the things you no longer need or want.
First you want set aside some time for going through all your stuff. It could take quite a while to pick through everything you have depending on how much you have kept over the years. You will also need supplies like boxes, trash bags and hangers along with pen and paper to take inventory and the items price.
To make things easier, you may want to start with the most expensive items first. To get your items values, you can visit sites like eBay. This process will help you see what particular items like electronics and furniture are going for. If you have many clothes to sell, you may want to consider selling them in sets like shirt and pants, dress and belt, shoes and handbag, etc. Using this technique will help your items sell for more money. When joining in a children’s consignment event, books, DVD’s, games and clothes are all big ticket items.
To make things run smoothly for you throughout the year, you can set aside a box in the laundry room or garage that is designated for items that you can sell at consignment. When you no longer need items, place them in the box. When the box is full, start your inventory and pricing list.
Tulsa Consignment Sale Events:
Just Between Friends:
Sun, Mar 3 from 1p-7p
Mon, Mar 4 from 9a-7p
Tue, Mar 5 from 9a-7p
Wed, Mar 6 from 9a-7p
Thur, Mar 7 from 9a-7p 25% off sale
Fri, Mar 8 from 9a-7p 25% off sale
Sat, Mar 9 from 9a-5p 50% off sale
Location: 4145 E 21st St. Tulsa, OK
Dates: February 10 – 16
Location: 10425 and 82nd Avenue in the Regal Plaza, Tulsa, OK
As we celebrate the holidays in Tulsa, OK we have some holiday highlights that residents and visitors may be interested in. There’s a lot going on in Tulsa this December so we can’t list them all, but we have compiled a list of some of the most popular Tulsa events.
Tulsa OK Holiday Events:
* Winterfest – This magical filled holiday event began in late November, but will be here until January 6, 2013 so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the fun. Winterfest will be in the streets of Downtown Tulsa at the BOK Center with an estimated 150,000 visitors. You can enjoy ice skating under the Tulsa skyline while you watch free entertainment. It’s a favorite Tulsa holiday tradition.
* Macy’s National Santa Bus Tour – Santa is coming to Tulsa in Macy’s style as he leaves is reindeer to rest before Christmas. Kids of all ages can meet Santa when his tour bus comes to the Woodland Hill’s Macy’s. There will be lots of Christmas spirit and magical moments with Santa’s jolly elves. You can see Santa each day at the Woodland Hills Mall at 1:00 pm starting December 16, 2012. Admission is FREE.
* Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – This popular event keeps the holidays around just a little longer with a special end of year concert by the group Mannheim Steamroller. The group offers an array of traditional holiday music with many of the songs being big hits on the radio. You can catch the show December 29th at 8pm and December 30th at 2pm at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Foreclosure filings are at the lowest in 5 years. Finally, the wave of foreclosures around the nation is much less according to recent reports by RealtyTrac. Their reports show that there is a decline of 7% in September from August and far below one year ago of 16%. The recent report shows that foreclosures are the lowest since the fall out in 2007.
These days, foreclosures are not making headlines like they once were. However, some economists believe there could be another wave of foreclosures to hit the housing market. Since the mortgage settlement was reached in April, many experts believed the market would once again be flooded with repossessions. But, that is not the case now.
Foreclosures are down more steeply in some states over others. Part of the reason for the decline is overall economy improvement. The government and banks have also helped with their efforts to prevent foreclosures. The Home Affordable Modification Program was a big factor in getting millions of homeowners down to an affordable mortgage payment.
Banks are still a big part of the recovery as they continue to help homeowners look for ways to keep from foreclosure. Many banks are letting homeowners refinance at lower rates or they are agreeing to short sales, which is a more preferred method over foreclosure. And, the improving economy is helping more people get and keep jobs so they can pay their mortgages.
The 2012 Greek Festival is coming to Tulsa, OK on September 20th and will be here until September 22nd at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 1206 South Guthrie, Tulsa. The Greek Festival is Tulsa’s oldest Ethnic Festival bringing Greek flavor, sounds and foods to life.
Build your own Greek dinner with the a la carte buffet while you enjoy wonderful Greek desserts and Greek music. This Greek holiday will feature many activities, ethnic dancing, shopping, and Greek foods. You can even buy a Greek cookbook to try out Greek recipes at home. The 2012 Greek Festival will be sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Festival Days & Times:
September 20 from 11am to 9pm
September 21 from 11am to 10pm
September 22 from 11am to 10pm
Admission is only $3, and children under 12 are FREE if accompanied by an adult.
For more information about the Greek Holiday you can visit the Tulsa Greek Festival website at www.tulsagreekfestival.com.
The Hayflick family has been considering moving from their home in Downtown Tulsa to a larger home on the outskirts of the city for quite some time. They are seeking a bigger home with a larger lot for their children to play in. The Hayflick’s are part of the increasing number of potential buyers who are helping to wake up the Tulsa real estate market.
After several years of home sale decreases, home sales have been up for over twelve months straight. And, across the board, signs have improved. Prices have been up considerably to an average of $163,000 and the Tulsa, OK area housing market inventory has shrunk to 10.2 months with contracts to sell.
These changes have begun to bring different conditions and expectations for sellers and buyers. They must now adjust their strategies from when few homes were changing hands.
Favorable Conditions: The president of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors® has recently noted that some things have become much easier for sellers; however, they still do not have the overall advantage. Currently, there are areas that are better for sellers and other areas that are better for buyers. Your local Tulsa, OK real estate professional will be able to tell you what is more favorable in each community.