Myriad Gardens – Join us in June!

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Join us in June All Kinds of Activities, Performances and Classes for Everyone at Myriad Botanical Gardens

Oklahoma City, OK — The entire month of June is filled with fun ranging from yoga classes to the beginning of SONIC Summer Movie Nights, our second Dancing in the Gardens, Full Moon Bike Ride & Run, outdoor dining to kids educational classes plus Weekly Walk-Ups returning to the Children’s Garden and more. Most events are absolutely free for Gardens members, and a Family Membership is just $65 per year for up to eight people. To see our full calendar, register for an event or become a member, visit www.myriadgardens.org.

It wouldn’t be summertime in Oklahoma City without the Myriad Botanical Gardens presenting movies, dancing, full moon bicycle rides and runs and plenty for families to do during the day. SONIC Summer Movies, Weekly Walk-Ups, Dancing in the Gardens, Yoga, Full Moon Bike Rides & Runs, Outdoor Dinner Series & more!

Finishing out May 2016

Photo ops: Full Moon Bike Ride & Run (Monday, May 23, 7 & 8pm);

The Jungle Book festival in the Myriad Gardens
Now through May 22, 10am-5pm daily
Presented by Cox Communications

Children’s Garden

FREE for members, $6 nonmembers. Free for children 3 & under

Look for the bare necessities in our Children’s Garden as we transform the area into a jungle haven. Experience Rudyard Kipling’s story of how the man cub, Mowgli, adapts to life in the jungle with the help of Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa, and those pesky monkeys. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays that capture India’s rich culture and will educate us all on the adventures in this heartwarming story.

Taste of Oklahoma Brunch in the Gardens

Sunday, May 22, 11am-1pm
Meinders Terrace
21 years and older only
Members $45, Nonmembers $50
Featuring Menu by Urban Agrarian
Register online www.myriadgardens.org

Presented by Nabholz Corporation. Join us at the Meinders Terrace for a sweet Sunday brunch in the Gardens. Chefs from Urban Agrarian will guide guests through their locally grown foods. After the passed appetizers, Urban Agrarian will treat us to a farm-to-table brunch made with fresh, local ingredients. Limited seating is available.

MENU

For passed course: Lamb bacon wrapped beet skewers, pecan crusted goat cheese arugula and strawberry skewers, and deviled egg salad crostini. For the buffet main course: Mixed pastry baskets on each table including: zucchini bread, mini blueberry muffins, and Oklahoma tome gougre, early summer salad, mini vegetable quiche, herb roasted ham biscuits with wilted spinach and hollandaise, chilled chicken roulade, and sliced warm pecan bread pudding with infused honey. For plated dessert coffee cream filled éclair and berry and citrus salad

Full Moon Bike Ride & Run

Monday, May 23, 7pm Run, 8 pm Bike Ride
Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn
Suggested donation of $5 per person
Monthly through October

Your favorite health and wellness activity is back! Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Those who make their $5 donation will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness. Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie! Lights and helmets are required.

Prairie Garden Plant Sale

Friday & Saturday, May 27 & 28
Pavilion
Friday May 27, 10am – 4pm with
Members only preview sale, 9-10am
Saturday May 28, 9am-4pm

This year’s Oklahoma Gardening School generated so much enthusiasm about prairie gardens that we decided to invite two of our speakers and local nursery owners back for a plant sale! We are pleased to have Bill Farris, owner of Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, and Marilyn Stewart, owner of Wild Things Nursery in southeastern Oklahoma, setting up shop at our Pavilion for a special two-day sale with a special Members’ Preview sale Friday, May 27, 9-10am. Gardens members receive 10% off during the Friday early hour sale.

Gardens Walking Tour

Saturday, May 28, (Last Saturday of Every Month), 10am
South Lobby and Garden Grounds
Free
Walkups Welcome!
No preregistration required

Join us for our Myriad Gardens Walking Tour program! The tours, “Plants for Color” or “Plants for Water Conservation,” highlight plants in each season around the Gardens. Enjoy guided tours at 10am the last Saturday of each month or pick up a self-guided tour handout in our south lobby.

JUNE

On-going

Weekly Walk-Ups, June 6-August 19, 10am-Noon
Children’s Garden Porch
Drop-in Activities
$2 suggested donation per child
Sorry, no groups please. Contact Lily Christman at (405) 445-5162 for group activities.

· Make it Mondays: Each Monday children will “make and take” something home using a variety of natural and craft materials. We’ll make a summer full of fun garden crafts like wind chimes, chia heads, and seed bombs.

· Tasty Tuesdays: Don’t miss this fun morning where you’ll get to play with food! Combine different shapes of fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs to create edible animals like cucumber bumble bees and cauliflower sheep! This activity is a great way to turn a “yuck” into a “yum” and to learn about foods and the plants they come from.

· Reading Wednesdays: It’s that time of year when Bringing Books to Life moves back out into the garden! We’ll be reading nature–inspired books that connect children with what is growing and changing in the garden each week and then make a craft.

· Think Green Thursdays: This day of the week is devoted to fun crafts that focus on the 3 R’s of environmental kindness: reduce, reuse, and recycle. We’ll upcycle unused or discarded items to make something new and cool like transforming a plastic bottle into a bird feeder!

· Find It Fridays: This is a self–guided scavenger hunt, leading you on a discovery of nature in the Children’s Garden with all of its shapes, textures, and beautiful colors. Use fun tools like magnifying lenses, binoculars, or even special glasses that help you see like a bee!

Yoga in the Gardens sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union

Tuesdays, 5:45pm
Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge depending on weather
Members FREE, Nonmembers $10
Must be 16 and older
No preregistration required

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Dancing In the Gardens Lesson: Swing Dance

Wednesday, Thursday, June 2, 6:30-7:30pm
South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge
Must be 13 and older
Members $10/Nonmembers $15
Register online myriadgardens.org

Join the fabulous instructors from 3Sixty Dance Studio for a small group dance lesson in preparation for Dancing in the Gardens. This one hour lesson will give participants one-on-one instruction and break down the steps to help get you prepared for a fun night of Swing dancing. Limited space available, please register by Monday, May 30.

Dancing in the Gardens featuring Swing!

Friday, June 3
Seasonal Plaza (by Ice House), 7-10pm
FREE, All Ages Welcome
No preregistration required

Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m., instructors from 3Sixty Dance Studio will give a dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. At 8pm on our DJ will crank it up!

Edible Portraits

Saturday, June 4, 10am – Noon
Terrace Room
M $8; NM $10, Ages 6-10
Register by Tuesday, May 31

Join us for this entertaining, informative and edible class as we make (and then eat!) goofy portraits all out of fruits and veggies. Together we’ll read a couple books, learn interesting facts about fruits and veggies and why they’re good for us. We’ll then play with our food to make silly faces and enjoy our creations as a snack.

barre3 Free Community Workout

Monday, June 6, 6pm
Great Lawn and Bandshell
Bring mat & water
FREE Thanks to barre3

Barre3 will takeover the Myriad Gardens for their amazing FREE community workout. This FREE class will be taught by barre3 experts. All you need is your yoga mat, water bottle and barre3 buddy. The next workouts are July 11 & August 1.

Painting in the Gardens Series with Wine and Palette

Saturday, June 11, 11am-1pm
Pavilion Lawn or South Lobby of Crystal Bridge depending on weather
Members $30, register by calling (405) 227-0230
Nonmembers $35 register at wineandpalette.com/calendar.asp
All ages welcome

Get in touch with your roots to create an Oklahoma Indian Blanket painting! Each participant will receive a 16” x 20” canvas to create a masterpiece that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Taste of Oklahoma: Dinner featuring Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock

Saturday, June 18, 7-9pm
Meinders Terrace
Cash Bar, Ages 21 and Older
M $65; NM $70
Register by June 15

Join us at the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars and in the gardens. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock will guide guests through how to make their own appetizer from locally grown foods that they could grow in their own backyard. After the appetizer lesson, the Chefs will treat us to a farm-to-table dinner made with fresh, local ingredients from their Urban Farm, Guilford Gardens. Limited seating is available.

Father’s Day 5K

Sunday, June 19, 7am 5K, 8am Fun Run
Great Lawn and Band Shell
Register online here https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/112274/
Early Registration

· Members 5K: $25; Nonmembers 5K: $30

· Members Fun Run: $20; Nonmembers Fun Run: $25

· Kids – 12 & Under Fun Run: $20

Registration after June 5

· Members 5K: $30; Nonmembers 5K: $35

· Members Fun Run: $25; Nonmembers Fun Run: $30

· Kids – 12 & under Fun Run: $25

Come celebrate Dad at the Myriad Gardens Father’s Day 5K and Fun Run. Run with your father or in honor of your father. Ultramax Sports Oklahoma will host and time the run. Awards will be given to the best Father/Son Duo, Father/Daughter Duo and the Biggest Support Group for your Father. All registrants will receive a finisher medal and a t-shirt. Refunds will not be given for this event.

Full Moon Bike Ride & Run

Monday, June 20, 7pm; Run, 8 pm Bike Ride
Meet at the Band Shell by the Great Lawn
Suggested donation of $5 per person
Monthly through October

Your favorite health and wellness activity is back! Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Those who make their $5 donation will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness. Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie! Lights and helmets are required.

SONIC Summer Movies: The Little Rascals

Great Lawn
Wednesday, June 22
Pre-event activities 8pm, Film at 9pm

A much-loved summer tradition is back thanks to our sponsor SONIC, American’s Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or from our line-up of food trucks.

Movie: The Little Rascals are back in an all-new movie! Join the fun with Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat, Petey the dog and the whole gang as they are up to their usual mischief! The Rascals try anything to raise the money needed to save their grandma’s (Doris Roberts) bakery. The only trouble is – they can’t seem to do anything right! From botched pet washes to terrible taxi service, they just can’t raise a penny. Their only hope is to win prize money from the local talent show – but have you ever heard Alfalfa sing?

Beautiful Butterflies

Friday, June 24, 1:30 – 3pm
Terrace Room and Children’s Garden Porch
Members $8; Nonmembers $10
Best for Ages 6-10
Register by Monday, June 20

In this class we’ll talk all about butterflies, not just how beautiful they are, but also how important and impressive their lives are. We’ll see butterflies up close, learn all about them with a fun game and make butterfly antennae and proboscis (that’s a butterflies tongue!) to wear home. Butterfly wings are encouraged.

Monarch Exhibit Sneak Peek and Celebration

Friday, June 24, 6 – 8pm
Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Conservatory
$10 admission includes appetizers, 1 drink and a sneak-preview of the Conservatory Exhibit
Register by Friday, June 17
Ages 21 and up

Did you know the monarch population has decreased by 90% in recent years? Artist Christie Hackler has long been fascinated by this creature and is focused on creative ways to turn the decline around. Join us and get the first glimpse into our conservatory at Christie’s captivating and beautiful exhibit. Pollinator-inspired food and drinks will be served and Christie will be around to discuss her works, her efforts to save the monarch, and to share a little about the smaller pieces we’ll have for sale during the exhibit.

Gardens Walking Tour

Saturday, June 25, (Last Saturday of Every Month), 10am
South Lobby and Garden Grounds
FREE
Walkups Welcome!
No preregistration required

Join us for our Myriad Gardens Walking Tour program! The tours, “Plants for Color” or “Plants for Water Conservation,” highlight plants in each season around the Gardens. Enjoy guided tours at 10am the last Saturday of each month or pick up a self-guided tour handout in our south lobby.

Pollinator Workshop

Saturday, June 25, 11am – 2pm
Members $35; Nonmembers $40
Terrace Room & Children’s Garden
Register by Tuesday, June 21

In this informative and fascinating workshop we’ll focus on why pollinators are so important and the little things you can do to help pollinators and their favorite plants thrive in Oklahoma.

11am– Noon Beekeeping 101 with Randy Brady, Beekeeper and Owner of Cripple Creek Farms
Noon–1pm Lunch with Monica Arndt, Herbalist and owner of Skyridge Farm Café
1–2pm Lovely Lavender with Lori Coats, Myriad Gardens Employee and Herb Expert

International Mud Day

Wednesday, June 29, 10am – Noon
Pavilion Lawn and Thunder Fountain
Mud Activities: Members $3; Nonmembers $5 OR
Mud and Clay Activities: $10
All ages welcome
Register by Monday, June 27

Come experience the magnificence of MUD and you’ll see why playing in the dirt is proven to make you happier, healthier, and even smarter. We’ll make mud pies, mud fairy houses, and so mud more! You can even roll in the mud if the spirit moves you. House of Clay will be on site for some “make and takes” like pinch pots, mud medallions, seed bombs, and snails for your fairy house! A rinsing area will be available, but remember to wear your play clothes and shoes—and kids, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit for the Thunder Fountain!

SONIC Summer Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2

Great Lawn
Wednesday, June 29
Pre-event activities 8pm, Film at 9pm

Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or from our line-up of food trucks.

Come in costume as your favorite Hotel Transylvania character and win a family night in Bricktown!

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

Remaining SONIC Summer Movies include:

¡Three Amigos, Wednesday, July 6
Minions, Wednesday, July 13
Hook, Wednesday, July 20
Spiderman (2002), Wednesday, July 27
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Wednesday, August 3

PUBLIC EVENTS AT THE GARDENS IN JUNE:

(The Myriad Gardens is serving as the venue but still promotes)
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
Much Ado About Nothing
Water Stage, Myriad Gardens
Thursdays-Saturdays, June 2-June 25, All shows are at 8pm

General Admission: $20; Students: $15; Seniors: $15 (65 and above); Military: $15; Group Rates (10 or more): $15 each

Visit http://www.oklahomashakespeare.com/

Love’s in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina. Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato’s daughter Hero. Meanwhile, Claudio’s friend Benedick and Leonato’s lively niece Beatrice hide their mutual attraction behind a volley of witty insults. But their world is shattered when Claudio, influenced by a scheming malcontent, levels a shocking accusation at Hero. A linguistically challenged guard and his sidekicks uncover the plot, casting a beam of hopefulness in this tempestuous landscape of love.

deadCENTER Film Festival

June 7-12, 2016
The Myriad Gardens is one venue out of several in downtown Oklahoma City
http://www.deadcenterfilm.org/

FROM THEIR WEBSITE: deadCenter has become Oklahoma’s largest film festival and one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” according to MovieMaker magazine. While still presenting the best of Oklahoma films, deadCenter has grown into an international festival, featuring over 1,500 films from around the world and all over the United States. Last year’s festival attracted 30,000 fans to downtown Oklahoma City. But, throughout the years, deadCenter has remained dedicated to providing our filmmakers and audiences with the best possible experience, with great films, interesting filmmaker panel discussion and amazing parties. All films and events take place in glorious downtown Oklahoma City. Films screen at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Myriad Gardens Terrace Room, and outdoors at the Myriad Gardens Great Lawn.

– (published May 18, 2016)

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