Style Scene: Care Card shopping event for Family & Children's Services launches Thursday
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
10/30/12 at 5:17 AM
The end of Halloween means the beginning of the holiday season with all types of incentives to get shopping done early and support some local causes in the process.
The annual Family & Children's Services Care Card shopping event runs Thursday through Nov. 11 at more than 200 local stores and restaurants.
Available for $50 from a number of local merchants and at the agency's central office at 650 S. Peoria Ave., show your Care Card at participating stores and receive 10 to 20 percent off goods and services. Proceeds from sales of the card benefit Family & Children's Services.
Retailers and restaurants from Owasso to Jenks and from downtown Tulsa to Wagoner are participating. Some of the stores offering patrons discounts for showing their Care Card include Ribbons, Williams-Sonoma, Little Black Dress, The Inviting Place, Hasty-Bake, Mint Boutique and Ziegler Art & Frame. For a complete list, visit tulsaworld.com/carecard2012
Proceeds from the Care Card sales go to help support the agency's child abuse and behavioral health treatment programs.
The Christmas season also brings one of many special events to Tulsa.
The Moscow Ballet and dancewear maker Capezio have teamed up to bring its "Meet the Masters" event to Tulsa's Black & Pink Dance Supplies and Gifts from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the store's new location, 8130 S. Lewis Ave., Suite F.
Moscow Ballet dancer Natalia Miroshnyk will demonstrate the wear and care of hand-crafted Capezio Pointe shoes. The ballerina will also answer questions, pose for photos, sign autographs and give away Moscow Ballet and Capezio prizes including winning tickets to see Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker." Discounts up to 25 percent on Capezio, Bunhead and Harmonie items will be offered that day. For more, call 918-258-5705.
Bits 'n' Pieces
Mrs. DeHaven's fourth annual Harvest Art Faire runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mrs. DeHaven's Flower Shop at 15th Street and Boston Avenue.
This year's event, featuring more than 25 artists, benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation in honor of Willow - the shop cat who wandered into the flower shop 20 years ago and never left until recently, when she passed away. At the event, Mrs. DeHaven's will unveil a new signature Holiday Card created by local artist Christopher Westfall featuring Willow.
Fifty percent of the sales will go to the Animal Rescue Foundation's mission to find safe and loving homes for pets across the sate.
For more, call 918-779-5771.
Loops hosts its first Loopsmart event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the knitting store's South location, 8287 S. Memorial Drive.
Loopsmart is a combination holiday gift bazaar and multi-trunk show. It features 10 vendors and several "Loops Troops" employees selling a variety of handmade items. Vendors include Tanglewood Fiber Creations, Loretta's hand-beaded ornaments and ggbones bracelets and gifts.
Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels hosts world-renowned Italian jewelry designer Roberto Coin from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at 1700 Utica Square. Coin, who founded his company in 1977 and his jewelry line in 1996, was ranked third in the international panorama and first among Italian jewelers. He will present his latest collections and one-of-a-kind pieces at the special event. For more, call 918-749-1700.
Garden Deva Sculpture Co. celebrates its 13th annual Open Studio arts festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 317 S. Trenton Ave.
At the free event, guests can view and purchase unique items from more than 40 local artists, enjoy live music by more than 20 acts and try out some of Tulsa's food truck fare. Find items such as jewelry, sculptures, paintings, soaps, knitted crafts and more in the gallery as well as outside.
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Gearing up for the holiday season, Christmas at the Fair Trade Shop on Brookside starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.
Find teas, housewares, jewelry and ceramic works at Fair Trade, located inside the entrance on 34th Street off Peoria Avenue. Fair Trade means artisans/producers were paid a fair wage and worked in a safe environment, sustainable practices were implemented in the crafting and everyone was treated fairly in the process. The shop will open again Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more, call 918-760-4495.
Join Margee Filstrup and St. John representative Francine Cohen for an exclusive presentation of St. John Fall 2012 Collection beginning at noon Friday at Saks Fifth Avenue Tulsa, 1780 Utica Square.
The event kicks off with an afternoon luncheon catered by Polo Grill and a style show running from noon to 1 p.m. Wardrobe consultations follow from 1-5 p.m. Guests will also enjoy a gift from Dior, one per customer. For more, call 918-744-0200.
Liv a Little Boutique & Gifts in Jenks offers T-shirt prep classes every month for those who want to make T-shirt memory quilts. For more, call 918-629-9495.
Happy First, a local online clothing site for women, is offering customizable hats for school fundraisers. Happy First Chicks Hats line features baseball caps and visors for which customers can choose their own colors and sayings to add to the items. Happy First will donate 20 percent of all sales to the organization selling the customizable Chick Hats. For more, call 918-512-8083
Halloween is Wednesday - do you know where your family will be? One option might be Mall-O-Ween from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Tulsa Promenade, 4107 S. Yale Ave. Enjoy mall-wide trick-or-treating with participating stores and donate to a canned food drive for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. A children's costume contest will also take place.
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Find hand-beaded Tanglewood Fiber Creations yarn and more at the Loopsmart event on Friday and Saturday at Loops. Courtesy
Dustin Pittsley (left), Wink Burcham and Jesse Aycock perform at last year's Garden Deva Open Studio event. Courtesy