Don't Miss calendar: Escape Turkey Mountain
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Thursday, August 30, 2012
8/30/12 at 4:39 AM
Trail runs, health screenings and international food are on the calendar this week.
Escape Turkey Mountain
This Labor Day, use the extra day off work to race in a timed 5-mile or 2-mile trail run along Turkey Mountain, 68th and Elwood Ave. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3.
The 5-mile race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 2-mile race at 7:35 a.m.
Registration costs are $25 for the 5-mile, $15 for the 2-mile and $10 for youth 12 and younger. For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/escapeturkeymountain or call 918-492-3338.
Hunters, do you want to introduce friends to the activity? Consider doing it during Oklahoma's annual Free Hunting Days, set for Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.
Free Hunting Days is a weekend when resident hunters do not need to possess an annual hunting license or HIP permit while hunting.
For full information on hunting regulations, see the Oklahoma Hunting Guide, available at stores where licenses are sold or online at tulsaworld.com/wildlife
Have ideas on how the city should use the projected $157.9 million in quality-of-life funding if voters approve Vision2, a proposed sales-tax extension?
Head to one of several public forums scheduled across the city through Sept. 7 to voice your opinions.
The town hall meetings are set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus, 3727 E. Apache St.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center auditorium, 4502 E. 41st St.; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the East Central Junior High School auditorium, 12121 E. 21st St.; and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Oral Roberts University Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.
You can also submit comments and suggestions at tulsaworld.com/cityvision2 or by phone at 918-596-2100.
'One Book, One Tulsa'
The Tulsa City-County Library has two events scheduled this week to complement its "One Book, One Tulsa" initiative, which explores food, gardening, health and sustainability. Both events will be at Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road.
The first is free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. The Tulsa Health Department will provide free health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose hemoglobin A1C. The screenings are for all ages.
The second event, "Experience the World Without Ever Leaving Your Kitchen," is from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 31. Sasha Martin of "Global Table Adventure" will talk about her project to eat her way around the world, trying 195 meals from 195 countries in 195 weeks.
Rock star Lita Ford will be at the IDL Ballroom, 230 E. First St., for an 8 p.m. concert Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $20 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 18 and older only.
2727 S. Rockford Road
- Antibodies, through Oct. 7
Gladiator of the Political Pencil, through Nov. 4
1400 N. Gilc rease Museum Road
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
- Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, through Sept. 23
- Dreams and Visions: The American West and the Legacy of Imagination, through Nov. 4
3624 N. 74th East Ave.
Tulsa Historical Society
- Outreach to Space hands-on exhibit, through Dec. 31
2445 S. Peoria Ave.
- A Glimpse Inside: Interior Views of Tulsa Stores, through Oct. 15
Rock star Lita Ford will be at the IDL Ballroom, 230 E. First St., for an 8 p.m. concert Thursday. Courtesy