Week of fun begins with training for Route 66 Marathon
BY Staff Reports
Monday, July 09, 2012
11/12/12 at 1:24 PM
This week, take the kids to a story time in the beautiful setting of the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, head to Okemah for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival or start training for the Williams Route 66 Marathon.
The First Mile
On Monday, head to Fleet Feet Sports, 418 E. Second St., for The First Mile, a training kickoff session for the 2012 Williams Route 66 Marathon, which is set for Nov. 17-18.
The free training event is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Runs and walks will be available for participants of all levels, and live bands, beer and food will be part of the kickoff celebration.
Starlight free concert
Tuesday's Starlight Concert band performance is "Under the Big Top."
Concerts are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through the summer in River West Festival Park amphitheater, 2100 S. Jackson Ave., on the west bank of the Arkansas River.
Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, and chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available.
Woody Guthrie festival
The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday in Okemah.
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Arlo Guthrie, with Gretchen Peters, will perform at the Crystal Theatre. This is the only ticketed event of the festival. Admission is $25-$35, available at 918-623-0123.
For more, including a detailed schedule visit tulsaworld.com/woodyfest
Summer's Fifth Night
The 21st-annual Summer's Fifth Night concert series continues at Utica Square on Thursday with the variety rock of Admiral Twin. The family-friendly concert series is free, and concerts are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 30.
Story time in the garden
Looking for story time somewhere other than the library? Take the kids to Linnaeus Teaching Garden in Woodward Park at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The gardeners will read a story revolving around nature. The event is free. Story times are every Thursday through August.
Enjoy some Western swing. Dance with the Tulsa Playboys at Cain's Ballroom 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12.50. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
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Get ready for the Route 66 Marathon with a free training event Monday. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World file