Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Easter Bunny, Medieval Fair & OKC History

The Medieval Fair

To head back in time, visit the Medieval Fair at Reaves Park in Norman. April 3 to 5, you can catch more than 200 arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, entertainment and don’t forgot the food! It’s free to see all of the costumed performers and experience the knights in combat, jugglers and dancers. You can see jousting tournaments with knights on horseback, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as well as human chess from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Having activities for all ages, you can ride camels, get wax hands, have your face painted and even ride a hand-cranked swing carousel. Chainmail making, blacksmithing, soap making and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations you can watch. If you like dressing up, everyone is invited to participate in the costume contest at 2:30 p.m. April 4-5. Not only is the event free, they also over free parking on the East side of Lloyd Noble Center, just one block South of the park.

Medieval Fair:

April 3-5

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Free Admission

(405) 366-8095

Sam Nobel “Eggstravaganza

For the little ones who just can’t wait to get their hands on some Easter Eggs, take them to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. Children can collect their share of over 4,000 eggs, as well as enjoy face-painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and games like limbo, bean-bag toss, peanut pinch, pick-a-duck and a cookie walk. The best part? This is all for free! Students in the J.C. Penney Leadership Program, part of the OU Michael F. Price College of Business, are hosting this event. Hosted on the museum’s South lawn, the egg hunt begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

OU Norman campus

(405) 325-4712

OKC History for Less

If it’s Oklahoma history and culture you are interested in, you’re in luck. Many museums are offering discount coupons, making it affordable for the entire family. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and the National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum are offering two dollars off admission. They also allow students and seniors in for discounted rates. The Oklahoma Heritage Museum has a discount coupon as well saving you a couple dollars. Visit the Oklahoma Museum of Art for 2-for-1 admission.

For all of these coupons and more, click here.

Oklahoma City National Memorial:

620 N. Harvey

(405) 235-3313

Oklahoma Museum of Art:

415 Couch Drive

(405) 236-3100

National Cowboy Western Heritage Museum:

1700 NE 63rd Street

(405) 478-2250

Oklahoma Heritage Museum:

N.W. 13th Street

(405) 235-4485

Sunday, March 29, 2009

OK Quarter Horse Show, Kids Fair USA and OKC's Largest Garage Sale

If you are in search of antiques or certain collectibles you just can’t find, head to the state fairgrounds for OKC's largest garage sale. Hosted by the AT&T Pioneers, this sale was started over 15 years ago and has been held in the spring ever since. You can find everything from trinkets to holiday items. Organizations are selling these items to raise money for charity. The sale located in the fairground’s Expo Hall and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information check out:

State Fair Park Horse Show Capital Of The World

The Oklahoma City Quarter Horse Spring Show is here. At the fairgrounds until Sunday, events begin at 8 a.m. and run all day. Visit the barns for barrel racing, calf roping and many other exciting events. The best part about this show is it’s free! See here for the quarter horse events.

This weekend you can keep the kids entertained and inside as well. With the weather taking a turn for the worse, load up the children and take them to The State Fair Park for the Kids Fair USA. Located in the Centennial Building, they have festivities planned for the entire family. Events run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For only $5, the little ones can paint, watch live performances and enjoy unlimited rides!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Balls of Fire

A mystery fireball streaked across the Texas sky Sunday morning, scaring many into notifying the authorities.

The frightening part? Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration can't explain it.

Callers said they thought it might have been a plane crash so the Williamson County Sheriff's Office used a helicopter to survey the area, but came up empty handed.

''We don't doubt what people saw,'' said spokesman John Foster.

The U.S. Strategic Command said there was no connection to the sightings over Texas and Tuesday's collision of satellites from the U.S. and Russia.

The FAA told pilots to be aware of falling debris but authorities claim there is still no correlation.

Texas Sky Mysteries

Track the Debris

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Would You Like Fries With That?

For a generation that has been called "the best yet," the outlook is only becoming more dim.

As a person graduating into a job market more bare than Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, I am not too enthused to hear that the Labor Department said the U. S. has recently lost almost 600,000 jobs and not yet hit rock bottom. This is part of the larger loss of 3.6 million jobs since the beginning of the recession.

Losing a staggering half million jobs each month has sent unemployment levels soaring as well as feelings of hopelessness and despair, all only compounding the banking crisis.

Our problems are starting stretch outside the Atlantic and Pacific barriers. China, South Korea, Japan and most of the European countries have been lulled into recession as well.

With employers slashing jobs like we were still in the "Dirty Thirties," it leaves little hope for those soon to be out on their own. And analysts predict it is only going to get worse.

Practice in the mirror. "Would you like fries with that?"

Our Economy for Idiots

We've Lost How Many Jobs?!

The Great Depression Called,
They Wanted To Know Why
We Didn't Learn The First Time

CNN - Unemployment Skyrockets